By Ryan Graudin
From the author of the Carnegie Medal nominated Wolf by Wolf, comes an epic new story - A fast-paced, heart-stopping journey through time that will leave you breathless.Time is running out . . .Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into the past.When he collides with Eliot - a mysterious, secretive girl, whose very appearance raises questions about time itself - Far immediately distrusts her.But he must take a leap of faith, following Eliot on a race against time, if he is to protect everything he's ever loved from disappearing forever . . .
I Am Traitor
By Sif Sigmarsdottir
At the end of the world, who can you trust? The story of one teen's fight against an extra-terrestrial invasion. For fans of Michael Grant, Suzanne Collins and Robert Muchamore.London has been targeted by extra-terrestrial life and victims are transported to a terrifying other world.Amy Sullivan is an unwilling hero. She runs until she can't run any more. Then, she is taken. To have a chance of saving herself, and her planet, Amy will have to put faith in those she fears the most. But what if it means becoming a traitor to everyone she has ever loved? A modern-day War of the Worlds from one of Iceland's bestselling authors.
It's All In Your Head
By Rae Earl, Jo Harrison
"A warm hug of a book ... a true gem" BuzzfeedThis witty, honest and enlightening guide to the whirrings of your brain is the perfect read for any young person who's ever felt overwhelmed, at a loss or in a downward spiral. From the author of My Mad Fat Diary, Rae Earl, it's full of friendly advice, coping strategies and laugh-out-loud moments to get you through the difficult days. Most of all, this is a book from someone who gets it - someone who won't try and fob you off with confusing jargon or irritating slogans, but instead will help you through it with a smile and a cup of tea on hand.Rae says: As a teenager, I was very adept at hiding my OCD, my anxiety, my depression and my eating disorders. That's why I've written this book - because I hate to think of any teen going through what I did, and feeling like they can't talk about it, or need to hide it. So let's break down some taboos and start a conversation. I want to help you come out the other side feeling happier and healthier, with a deeper understanding of what's going on in your head and how to navigate through life without feeling overwhelmed or isolated. Where my lack of medical background becomes an issue, Dr Radha swoops in to the rescue. As a GP, mental-health expert and co-host of BBC Radio 1's The Surgery, I've worked with her to make sure all the information and advice is spot-on. She's clever, she's kind and she GETS it. I wish my teenage brain had had access to Dr Radha.This is a book for fans of Gemma Cairney and Open, Ruby Wax and Frazzled, Matt Haig and Reasons to Stay Alive, Bryony Gordon and Mad Girl. And most importantly, it's a book to make you feel like you're not alone. You're really, really not.
The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob
By Neal Layton
Tony has settled into his new school, but things never stay the same for long - Tony's mum announces that he is going to have a new little brother or sister. When things get too much, Tony likes to press the red button in the kitchen cupboard, and climb aboard The Invincible spaceship to chill amongst intergalactic life. This time, Tony notices a lonely looking blob hanging around space. Against the computer's warnings, Tony takes the lonely blob 'Dot' back to planet Earth so they can keep each other company. It's fun playing space games with Dot. But, Dot is has very peculiar food habits. The school has a plumbing malfunction, does it have something to do with Dot? Will Tony be able to come up with a plan to calm Dot down before his school presentation and the fancy dress disco? And can Dot help Tony realise how fun caring for a small creature can be?
By Mark Illis, Bimpe Alliu
When Hector Coleman and his mates genetically mutate overnight, their lives change in impossible ways ... A comic-book inspired adventure for fans of Stephen King and Charlie Higson.Hector Coleman. Just your average angst-ridden teenager, living a normal rubbish life in a normal rubbish town with, let's face it, a rubbish name. But then all the teens in Hector's small town develop weird mutations, and not in a superhero-type way. Someone gets transparent skin, someone else starts breathing fire ... and that doesn't end well. What the hell is going on? Hector and his friends need to find out, before it's too late.It's a bit like Stranger Things, only stranger. Everything has changed. Apart from Hector's name. And his girl trouble. And his embarrassingly low number of Twitter followers. All those things, unfortunately, stay the same. For now ...A warm, funny novel about friendship, family, and being different - oh, plus aliens, mutants and some serious scares ... 'This is one of the weirdest books I have read - I loved it! If you ever imagined that people who get special gifts always turn out to be super-heroes, think again ... a sort of cross between super-hero story, sci-fi, detective story, love story ... More like this, please.' Melvin Burgess
By Patrice Lawrence
The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Readers, the YA Book Prize, the CrimeFest award, and shortlisted for the Costa Book Award .Praise for Orangeboy:"A truly brilliant book." Malorie Blackman"Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction." Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown)Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey meet at sixth form, serious sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make. A life-affirming story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong.
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
By Lauren Child
A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about tricky bedtimes from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book!Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her off 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."Told with true Lauren Child style, this warm and funny picture book will make bedtime fun for even the most reluctant of children.As seen on CBeebies!'Funny, bright and very entertaining' - Daily Mail
I Am Too Absolutely Small For School
By Lauren Child
A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book edition!Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school. But Lola is not so sure...Lola says, "I am absolutely not BIG. I am still really quite small. I probably do not have time to go to school. I am too extremely busy doing important things at home." This classic first-day-at-school tale addresses children's fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun.As seen on CBeebies!'No first-timer should start school without this book' - The Sunday Times
By Nancy Dickmann
This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Hindu mythological stories. The stories involve a huge cast of characters, including gods, mortals, demons and even animals. They often have themes of good triumphing over evil, or explaining how things are created or destroyed. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has an informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
By Helen Dennis, Bonnie Kate Wolf
Jed has been hunted across the world in his quest for immortality. Now his time is nearly up. This is the fourth and final book in a thrilling series. Jed is back in London, where it all began. But there's no time to draw breath. The hunt continues: by the river Thames, during New Year's Eve fireworks, and into the secret heart of St Paul's Cathedral. If Jed can't complete his quest within the year, he will die. Is his time really up ... or just beginning?This action-packed book has an illustrated narrative running through it, helping readers to solve the mystery alongside the characters in the story.
By Anita Ganeri
Discover the Iron Age and write about it!Find out about the Iron Age in Britain, from Celtic life and culture, to typical jobs and roundhouse settlements. Read about Boudica's battles with the Romans and discover ancient festivals and stories.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!
The Indian Empire
By Ellis Roxburgh
India has been home to many great empires, but one of the greatest was one of the first. The Mauryans ruled India more than 2,000 years ago. They left few physical traces, however, and their remarkable achievements were largely forgotten. One name survived: Emperor Ashoka was celebrated for spreading the Buddhist faith in South Asia. This book reveals the full story of Ashoka, and the dynasty who ruled India for barely 130 years yet had an enduring influence on its history.A part of the Great Empires series which covers a particular empire or regional series of empires. Each title charts its history from its rise to its eventual fall. Concise text and supporting boxes explore the reasons for the empire's success-and its failure-and explain the mechanics of governing the empire and the experience of living under it.
The Incredible Billy Wild
By Joanna Nadin
From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series.A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and how everyone has something incredible inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Eva Ibbotson.This cover comes in four different colours, supplied at random. Which one will you receive?When Billy Wild's teacher asks the class to write a letter to their god, Billy's request is simple: Please send me a dog.So when he discovers a greyhound hiding in the shed, he decides someone must really be listening. With the help of his brothers, Billy sets out to hide her from Dad, who's far too stressed to add a dog to the mix. But keeping a greyhound a secret is a difficult task, and when Billy's classmate Paris enters them all in a local talent show, it becomes even harder!Billy must make a big, brave, wild decision - but it's one that might save Dog and hundreds like her. And it might just make him incredible...
I Love My Birthday
By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
A warm and funny picture book all about birthdays - the perfect present for every birthday girl or boy!From birthday kisses to party games with friends, this sweet and simple story captures all the fun and excitement of the big day. With true-to-life humour, a gentle rhyming text and colourful illustrations, this is a book for every family to share together.From the author of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.
By Alison Lester, Alison Lester
Whenever we stayed at Grandmother's house, we always slept in Isabella's bed. It stood in the attic with all the other things from South America.Who is the mysterious Isabella Grandmother talks about? And why won't Grandmother look through the sandalwood chest with her grandchildren? When Isabella's bed flies off into the night, and takes the children with it, the answers to these questions are revealed.
Incy Wincy Spider
By Karen Erasmus
We all know that the rain washed the Incy Wincy spider down the water spout. But where else did he try to shelter before the sun came out? In this fun and lively story, Incy tries to find a place to rest - but keeps getting into strife! When he crawls under the house, he comes face to face with a hungry cat. In the living room, he nearly gets sucked up by Gran's vacuum cleaner, and his comfy resting place in the laundry hamper leads to a wet and wild ride in the washing machine. The adventures of this determined little spider are brought to life by Karen Erasmus' brightly coloured and irresistible illustrations.
By Moira Butterfield
Iron Age offers a look at life in Britain in the centuries before the Romans arrived including Celtic society and customs, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Iron Age life.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
In the Picture With Edouard Manet
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Edouard Manet, including an examination of paintings such as Music in the Tuileries Gardens, Monet in his Floating Studio, Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Gare Saint-Lazare, Portrait of Emile Zola and The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Manet used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Edouard Manet.
In the Picture With Leonardo da Vinci
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, including an examination of paintings such as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and The Virgin of the Rocks. It looks at the techniques and colour palette da Vinci used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Leonardo da Vinci.
By Taran Matharu
ONE BOY'S POWER TO SUMMON DEMONS WILL CHANGE THE FATE OF AN EMPIRE ...More demons, epic battles, and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next instalment in the New York Times bestselling Summoner Trilogy...On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future - the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins. But Fletcher has little time to dwell on these new revelations when the king announces a deadly challenge to the graduating students at Vocans. One that involves entering Orc territory to complete a risky mission. With loyal demons by their sides, commoners and nobles, dwarves and elves must overcome barriers of class and race and work together to triumph. The reward: a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and PEACE.With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him and it soon becomes clear that there's a traitor in their midst, trying to thwart the mission and create unrest within the Empire. With everything stacked against him, Fletcher must use everything in his power to fight his way to victory.BONUS MATERIAL: Find out more about Demons in an illustrated DEMONOLOGY - exclusive to this paperback edition.'Friendship, loyalty, magic and political intrigue beckon ...' The Bookseller