By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
It's all go in this action-packed picture book. Discover a different emergency vehicle on each page, from fire engines and police cars to lifeboats, breakdown trucks, rescue helicopters and more. With bright, bold illustrations and fun, rhyming text, this is perfect for sharing with vehicle-mad little ones. Children will love spotting all the details on each page and joining in with all the different sounds; as speeding ambulances 'wheee-ow' and police cars 'vrooom'!Part of the best-selling Awesome Engines range.
The Enemies of Jupiter
By Caroline Lawrence
Jonathan's father, Doctor Mordecai, is summoned to Rome to help the plague victims. The four young detectives are wanted too, as the Emperor Titus believes that they can find the mysterious enemy who seeks Rome's destruction.Can the friends prevent disaster? And what is Jonathan's secret mission?
Ever So Ever So
By Kes Gray, Sarah Nayler
Mum and Dad brought Susan home today. Everyone thinks she's ever so wonderful and ever so cute... But I'm ever so not sure!A delightful companion to Baby on Board by the same author / illustrator team. Perceptive and fun, this story explores the impact of a new baby's arrival home on the older sibling.
Ebb And Flo And Their New Friend
By Jane Simmons
One day, Ebb and Flo find a bird sitting in the boat - in Ebb's favourite spot! Flo thinks it's fun to have a new friend, but Ebb is not so sure . . . A glorious seaside tale from the creator of the bestselling, award-winning Daisy books.
Ebb And Flo And The Greedy Gulls
By Jane Simmons
When some greedy gulls eat the picnic, it's poor Ebb who gets the blame - so she goes off in a sulk. But when a storm blows in and it's time to go home, Ebb is nowhere to be seen . . . A dramatic but reassuring tale from the creator of the bestselling, award-winning Daisy books.
By Emma Foa
Ella The Rose Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
The Petal Fairies have a very important job - together with their magic petals they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. But after Jack Frost sent his goblins to steal the magic petals in the hope they would help to grow flowers in his cold and dreary ice castle, the petals have ended up scattered in the human world. Rachel and Kirsty must help the Tia the Tulip Fairy, Pippa the Poppy Fairy, Louise the Lily Fairy, Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy, Olivia the Orchid Fairy, Danielle the Daisy Fairy and Ella the Rose Fairy to find their magic petals before the goblins get their hands on them. But this time Jack Frost has given the goblins a wand to help them - he's determined to get those petals before the fairies do, whatever it takes! Jack Frost is determined to get his hands on the final magic petal so he can grow some flowers in his ice castle. But Rachel and Kirsty will do anything to rescue it for Ella the Rose Fairy first...
By Alan Gibbons
Winner of the Angus Book Award, THE EDGE is crackly with tension. How will this mother and son escape their abuser and start a new life? We've got to go. Now. It's early morning and Danny's mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They're on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won't let them go. Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge. A tense and chilling story with terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character and the understanding of the predicaments of children today that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.
The Exiles In Love
By Hilary Mckay
The four Conroy sisters find themselves falling prey to what Big Grandma calls the 'family failing'. Impracticably. Desperately. Unsuitably. And usually quite hopelessly!Ruth is the hardest hit, falling for the school bus driver, the temporary English teacher and the boy who works at the butcher shop simultaneously. Naomi shares her love for the English teacher, Rachel fancies French visitor Philippe and Phoebe is occupied spying on everybody else! And as always, all four girls seem unable to avoid hilarious situations . . .
The Exiles At Home
By Hilary Mckay
The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the difficulties involved in finding £10 a month. So she enlists the help of her sisters - Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel - who are only too eager to dream up hare-brained fund-raising schemes . . . Undisciplined baby-sitters, unhygienic caterers or fraudulent pavement artists, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.
By Hilary Mckay
Winner of the Guardian Children's Award and first in the highly acclaimed EXILES series.The Conroys are no ordinary family. For a start, they don't have a television. Nor are they allowed to keep pets. And Mr and Mrs Conroy never take their daughters - Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe - on holiday.But then Mr and Mrs Conroy inherit £5000, and, to their daughters' dismay, decide to spend it redecorating the house over the summer. So the girls are packed off to Big Grandma's house for the holidays, where lots of chores and horribly long walks await them.At first it seems as though Big Grandma is determined to put a stop to any fun. But, being Conroys, the girls soon find novel ways to entertain themselves, and start having as many adventures and mishaps as usual . . . and after a while, even Big Grandma doesn't seem so bad . . .
By Spike T. Adams
Tom is getting no respect.So he gets a killer tattoo.The demon on Tom's back does the job.It brings him respect.But it also brings something far more terrible...
Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails
By Liz Kessler
'Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails' brings together the first three Emily Windsnap books in one volume. In her first adventure Emily discovers that she is a mermaid, she finds her long lost merman father and reunites him with her land-bound mother. In her next adventure she swishes through an underwater world and inadvertently wakes the Kraken - legendary monster from the deep. And in her third adventure Emily finds a ring belonging to Neptune, who decrees in fury that her life as both mermaid and human must end!An enchanting fantasy series with vivid scenes of a brilliantly realised underwater world and a delightful and wholly believable heroine. With a lightness of touch Liz Kessler writes about universal themes for families, friendship, love and luck.
By Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Princess Leah and Princess Amelia are so excited! The princesses at Emerald Castle are going on a hot air balloon race to the Princes' Academy!And once they are at the Princes' Academy, the princesses are going to have a croquet match against the princes! Who will win the match? And will the nasty twins Diamonde and Gruella spoil everything for all the other princesses at the grand Emerald Ball that night?
By Geoffrey Trease
Princess Elizabeths future is uncertain. She should become the rightful queen of England but will the Catholics ever accept a Protestant Queen? Will Marys husband, the Catholic King Philip of Spain, make a bid for the English throne? Elizabeth is not sure who she can trust, and thats before the arrival of a spy and a sinister letter
The Elephant's Child
By Shoo Rayner
The Elephant's Child wants to find out about everything. He especially wants to know what the Crocodile has for dinner. But the answer is not what he expects!
Ellie the Guitar Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
The Music Fairies desperately need Rachel's and Kirsty's help! Jack Frost and his naughty goblins have stolen the fairies' Magical Musical Instruments, which means that music is being ruined for everyone! Jack Frost plans to use the instruments to help him win a national talent competition in the human world, and with the help of the enchanted instruments, he's bound to win. If this happens, humans will find out about Fairyland and then all the fairies will be in danger! Ellie the Guitar Fairy needs Rachel's and Kirsty's help to find her Magic Guitar. They must come up with a plan to to take it back from the sneaky goblins...
Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty
By James Mayhew
Ella Bella longs to be a beautiful ballerina, and so each week she goes to Madame Rosa's ballet class at the old theatre. As we all know, theatres are magical places where anything can happen, and sure enough, as soon as Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box on the empty stage, she's whisked off in a beautiful lilac light to Sleeping Beauty's palace. But will she be able to help the Lilac Fairy save Sleeping Beauty from the bad fairy's wicked spell?
Even More Nonsense From Michael Rosen
By Michael Rosen, Clare Mackie
Following on from Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense, the crazy poet returns with Even More Nonsense. When will he ever stop?A collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. The hilarious poems are perfectly matched by Clare Mackie's wonderfully bizarre illustrations.
By Dick King-Smith
Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious. And then, they counted her legs. She had ten!It's not her fault, but everyone turns against her. But there's something very special about Emily's legs that will change her life for ever . . .