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  • I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    An utterly brilliant pop-up edition of this award-winning classic Charlie and Lola book!Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and that carrots are orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate.An innovative and fun-filled look at the problem of fussy eating, this pop-up edition of I Will Not Never Ever Eat a Tomato is guaranteed to make dinner time fun.Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal'A superb book to make you laugh out loud' - Bookseller'So good, it's exhilarating' - The Independent
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  • I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie & Lola story about tricky bedtimes, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."An innovative and fun-filled look at tricky bedtimes, this classic picture book will appeal to parents and children alike.As seen on CBeebies!
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    The Ice Boy

    By Patricia Elliott
    Authors:
    Patricia Elliott
    Edward's vision of a land far across the sea brings him hope that his father is alive and well, and didn't perish in the storm. If only he could reach the island and look for Dad. When he rescues Bur, the mysterious young man from the waves, Edward is given the chance to attempt the perilous quest, but time is fast running out . . .
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  • Indigo's Star

    By Hilary Mckay
    Authors:
    Hilary Mckay
    From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family! Indigo's going back to school after a long bout of illness. He's not looking forward to it, the bullies are lying in wait. But he's determined to stand on his own two feet - so when Saffy and Sarah break up a fight in the boys' bathroom, he's furious. Until he meets Tom. Tom is from New York, loves music, makes Indigo laugh and is unfazed by the bullies. But Tom has troubles of his own - can the boys help each other out?'Warm, touching and hilarious' GuardianThe first book in the series, Saffy's Angel, won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.
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  • Icefire

    By Chris d'Lacey
    Authors:
    Chris d'Lacey
    Life isn't exactly normal lodging at the Pennykettles - not when you're surrounded by hundreds of clay pottery dragons. Fate seems to be dictating an unusual course for David when his university tutor sets him a writing project on the existence - or not - of dragons. The tantalizing prize - a fully-funded research trip to the Arctic - seems just within his grasp. David starts to research the subject and soon discovers a connection between dragons and the Arctic just as it begins to snow. Is it only a coincidence? Or could deeper forces be at work? As David starts to uncover more about the dragons, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back to a time when dragons really did exist, and their secrets were guarded by the polar bears of the Arctic. If David is going to have any chance of winning the research trip, he has to open his mind to the legend of dragons and the mysterious secret of Icefire.
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  • Icarus, The Boy Who Could Fly

    By Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
    Authors:
    Saviour Pirotta
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Lewis
    Icarus's dad is a great inventor but when he gives his son wings, so they can escape the island they live on, things don't go according to plan at all. Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.
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    I, Coriander

    By Sally Gardner
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    Sally Gardner
    The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.Coriander is a heroine to love. Her story will establish Sally Gardner as a children's writer of boundless imagination and originality.
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  • In the Fifth & Last Term

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.In the FifthEverybody at Malory Towers is excited about the Christmas pantomime. This year they'll be performing Cinderella and everybody wants to be involved. Matters turn very serious when head girl Moira receives an anonymous poison pen letter.Last TermDarrell and her friends have reached their last term at Malory Towers. But before they say good-bye one last time there are more adventures to be had, pranks to play and competitions to win.Expect more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This audio CD edition is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all Malory Towers fans. Each story is one hour.
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  • Isabella's Toybox

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Isabella's toys have been hidden away for years until she discovers the lost key to the toy box. This is the start of the toys' new adventures and the discovery of lots of special secrets...With beautiful watercolour artwork, adorable characters, special flaps that reveal the toys secrets, and a lovely padded cover, this is a picture book to be treasured.
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    Incarceron

    By Catherine Fisher
    Authors:
    Catherine Fisher
    Incarceron - a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology - a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber - chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison - a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device - a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ... "I loved the book. It's a crazy, cool, dark world ... it's a great story." -- Taylor Lautner, star of the Twilight movies
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  • In Trouble

    By Neal Layton
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    Neal Layton
    There's not much worse than having to go back to school after the holidays.Except perhaps if you return and there's graffiti all over the school! And then a flea epidemic! Things are getting pretty hairy for the students of the Mammoth Academy. The heaviest snowfall in history means lots of hungry humans and soon the Academy is surrounded.How will they get out of this one?
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  • Imogen The Ice Dance Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    It looks like the last magic dance ribbon might also be the hardest one to find - especially as a certain pesky goblin is determined not to get caught! Imogen, Kirsty and Rachel will have to be ready for anything...
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    Introducing Scarlett Lee

    By Rose Impey
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    Rose Impey
    Scarlett is a drama queen in every sense. Larger than life, she lives to act and sometimes has trouble remembering when the drama lesson ends and real life resumes. When her father seems to 'disappear', Scarlett suddenly finds herself in a real-life drama of her own. Will she be able to uncover the mystery and discover just who she can trust and who is really putting on an act?
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  • Irina

    By Sarra Manning
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    Sarra Manning
    Irina used to steal designer clothes from Moscow's best stores. Now she's living in London and modelling them in the pages of glossy fashion magazines. Nothing and no one is going to stop her from becoming the world's most famous supermodel. Especially not her three really lame flatmates. But hooking up with gorgeous photographer's assistant Javier and getting on the wrong side of top model, Caroline Knight, isn't part of her plan. Will Irina drop the diva act and let her heart rule her head just this once?
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  • Ironhand

    By Charlie Fletcher
    Authors:
    Charlie Fletcher
    'Edie,' said George, 'we're going to do this together. I'll be right there with you. Anything, anyone trying to get you is going to have to come past me first.' But when George makes his promise he is not aware that high on the rooftops an unseen gargoyle is watching them hungrily, quivering with anticipation for the moment when it will unfold its stone wings and pounce. The thing on the roof knows that nothing is over; nothing is finished. Ironhand takes us deeper into the layers of un-London, the place where the good and the bad statues, the spits and the taints, walk and war. George and Edie must repay the debt which they owe the Gunner for his sacrifice. They must face unspeakable danger and doubt if they are to save him. This second title in the Stoneheart sequence by Charlie Fletcher will shake you with its imaginative grasp and vision. It is an epic excitement, not to be missed ...
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    Isabella's Toybox: Oscar's Secret

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Oscar loves to spend his days entertaining his friends in the toybox. But when Isabella sets off for a picnic and accidentally leaves him behind, Oscar discovers a yummy new world to keep him busy! Will the toys discover his secret?
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  • I Wish!

    By Sue Graves, Shelagh Mcnicholas
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Shelagh Mcnicholas
    If you could be anything, what would you be? It's very hard to choose! A butterfly? A witch? Or perhaps you could just be yourself?Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.
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    I Really Want to Eat a Child

    By Sylviane Donnio, Dorothee De Monfreid
    Authors:
    Sylviane Donnio
    Illustrated by:
    Dorothee De Monfreid
    Achilles is tired of eating bananas every day. What he really wants is to eat a child - but mum and dad aren't being co-operative! What an idea! They try sausage and chocolate cake, but Achilles is not interested. Will Achilles finally be able to eat a child - or is he just a little too little!'An amusing story with wonderfully expressive illustrations.' - The Independent'The appetizing mixture of domestic breakfast concerns and fierce child-eating monsters will leave children hungry for more.' - Publishers Weekly
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  • Icarus, the Boy Who Flew

    By Barrie Wade, David Lopez
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    David Lopez
    Icarus and his father, Daedalus, are locked in a prison tower. They must try to escape using wings that Daedalus has made ... can they really fly?
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  • The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard

    By Michael Lawrence
    Authors:
    Michael Lawrence
    Jiggy only jumped into the school broom cupboard for two minutes to avoid a teacher. So when he emerges from his hasty hiding spot into a parallel universe, he's not impressed! And there's not a lion or a witch in sight...In this new world, Jiggy finds he has swapped places with a boy called Juggy who is about to go on a school trip - a trip to compete in the UK Extreme Ironing Championships...
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