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Orchard Books

Giraffes Can't Dance 20th Anniversary Edition

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance, with this special new edition and a super-shiny cover!Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they?A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. "All toddlers should grow up reading this" Daily Mail"A modern classic" Baby & Me"A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms . . . there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different" Junior"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" Daily Telegraph

Wren & Rook

Saving Species

Jess French, James Gilleard
Contributors:
Jess French, James Gilleard

From the well-known faces of conservation, such as polar bears, tigers and orangutans, to the lesser-known threatened Malagasy rainbow frog, pangolin, kakapo and bee, this striking book looks at 38 endangered animals from around the world and the conservation efforts that are being undertaken to save them. Written by vet, conservationist and TV presenter, Dr Jess French, and illustrated in a striking graphic artwork style, Saving Species is sure to inspire future conservationists and animal lovers of all ages.

Wayland

A Kids' Guide to London

Simon Holland
Authors:
Simon Holland

London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful book that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tube station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.

Hodder Children's Books

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Kes Gray, Claire Powell
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Claire Powell

A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens the night before Christmas Eve - from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve.Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

Franklin Watts

Flip the Flamingo

Penny Dolan
Authors:
Penny Dolan

Flip is a baby flamingo who discovers it's hard to stand on your own two feet, at first! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.

Hodder Children's Books

Oi Frog! Sound Book

Kes Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Jim Field

Oi! Who sits where?Find out in this fun and noisy book!The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends . . . A sound book of the bestselling Oi Frog! with brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness, from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field.Perfect for children and parents alike with an irresistible sound bite - 'Oi!' shouted by David Mitchell.Look out for more Oi books: Oi Dog!, Oi Cat!, Oi Goat! and coming soon, Oi Duck-billed Platypus!Praise for the Oi books: - 'Gigglingly delightful ... a perfect match of words and pictures to entertain again and again' - Daily Mail- 'Laugh out loud funny, with great illustrations ... cries out for a second reading immediately!' - Bookbag- 'It's simply brilliant' - The Independent- 'A hilarious rhyming story which has animals sitting on more and more unlikely things, all in the interests of rhyme ... perfectly pitched for young children.' - Parents in TouchOi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! is a World Book Day book in 2018. Combined series sales currently stand at a phenomenal 900,000 copies.

Wren & Rook

Women in Sport

Rachel Ignotofsky
Authors:
Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.

Franklin Watts

Little Spook

Penny Dolan, Joshua Heinsz
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Joshua Heinsz

In this story, Little Spook is afraid of something - but none of the Spook family can work out what is frightening him. Then a little firefly comes to the rescue ...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.

Hodder Children's Books

How to Train Your Dragon: How To Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell
Authors:
Cressida Cowell

Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER!But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?READ ALL 12 BOOKS IN THE SERIES!You don't have to read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order:1. How to Train Your Dragon2. How to Be a Pirate3. How to Speak Dragonese4. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse 5. How to Twist a Dragon's Tale6. A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons7. How to Ride a Dragon's Storm8. How to Break a Dragon's Heart9. How to Steal a Dragon's Sword10. How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel11. How to Betray a Dragon's Hero12. How to Fight a Dragon's FuryHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Wayland

Mayans

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
Hodder Children's Books

Oi Dog!

Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field
Contributors:
Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field
Hodder Children's Books

Digby Dinosaur Finds His Roar

Jo Lodge
Authors:
Jo Lodge

From the creator of Mr Croc, the worldwide bestselling series, comes a fun new young character - Digby Dinosaur!Digby Dinosaur has forgotten how to roar! With the help of his friend Tilly Pterodactyl, he discovers that he can still stomp, swish his tail and show his claws. And when a picture almost falls on Tilly's head, he ROARS to warn her. He's found his roar!Children will love helping Digby stomp, swish and roar, using the pull-tab format. An exciting new pre-school character from the creator of the Mr Croc series, which has sold over a million books in 18 countries worldwide.'Jo Lodge's delightful Mr Croc series... boasts fabulous pop-ups...' Observer

Hodder Children's Books

How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

Cressida Cowell
Authors:
Cressida Cowell

The final book in the series that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films. In this twelfth adventure, can Hiccup save the dragons?It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere.The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ... ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive?How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Defenders of Berk, can be seen on CBBC and Netflix. Top stuff. - Daily Telegraph Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

Hodder Children's Books

Please Mr Panda

Steve Antony
Authors:
Steve Antony

Learn to say 'please' with the grumpiest of pandas! The bestselling picture book by award-winning author and illustrator Steve Antony.Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Animal after animal tells him the one they want, but it's only when Lemur says 'please' politely that Panda will give any out!'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times Steve Antony has won the Oscar's First Book Price for The Queen's Hat. Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling 150,000 copies since it was first published.

Wayland

Top Jobs: Celebrity Fashion Stylist

Isabel Thomas
Authors:
Isabel Thomas

From red-carpet events and film sets to fashion shoots and even the walk in the park, celebrity stylists are the key to a star looking the part. This Radar title finds out what it takes to be a top-of-the-range stylist, why they are considered the real trendsetters and what their tricks are to making outfits look that extra bit more stunning. Also included are an interview with star stylist Melis Kuris and a profile of personal stylist and creative director to Kylie Minogue, William Baker.

Wikipedia

Grace Dent

Grace Dent (born 3 October 1973) is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster.[1][2] Dent writes mainly for The Independent, where she writes an opinion column every Wednesday and a television column every Saturday.[3]She is a restaurant critic for the London Evening Standard, writing a weekly column called "Grace and Flavour". She also writes for magazines such as Tatler and Marie Claire. She has written eleven novels for teenagers.[4] Her "Diary of A Snob" novels were acquired for TV development by Nickelodeon in March 2011. Dent appears on British television and has fronted documentaries for Sky Atlantic and Channel 4. She has appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Now Show (Radio 4) The Review Show (BBC2), Film 2012 (BBC1), The Culture Show (BBC2), Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (BBC4), Front Row (Radio 4), The Lauren Laverne Show (6 Music). Dent's first non-fiction title How To Leave Twitter (My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop) was published in July 2011. Dent was a judge on the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Dent was born in Carlisle, Cumbria, and studied English Literature at Stirling University.[1] While at university she was first employed by Cosmopolitan. After graduation she was employed as an editorial assistant at Marie Claire in London.[1] In 1998 Dent became a freelance journalist with regular features and columns in women's magazines including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and More. She worked for the Daily Mirror, visiting many international destinations to investigate off-beat and surreal stories. Dent became a television critic for the broadsheet newspaper, The Guardian in 2000 and her television column "World of Lather" appeared in the newspaper's "Guide" supplement from 2001-2010.[4] From 2010-2012, she wrote the regular column "Grace Dent's TV-OD". Dent left The Guardian in April 2012,[5] moving to broadsheet newspaper The Independent, where she writes a weekly television review column for the paper's arts and culture supplement "Independent Radar", entitled "Grace Dent on Television."[6] Dent has appeared many times on British television as host and commentator. She has presented several items for The Culture Show (BBC Two) and was a writer and on-screen contributor to Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (BBC Four). During Big Brother 9, Dent was the regular critic on Big Brother's Little Brother (E4). In July 2008 she was a guest on Switch with Nick Grimshaw on Radio One. In October 2008 she appeared on the Piers Morgan series The Dark Side of Fame. In November 2008 she appeared on Radio 4's You and Yours, Ant and Dec: Where did it all go Right? (Five) and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now (ITV2). In December 2008 she was a guest on I Love Celebrity Big Brother (E4). In March 2009 she appeared on Front Row (Radio 4) discussing missing television stars. In May 2009 Dent authored and presented a documentary for Channel 4 entitled Big Brother: A Decade In The Headlines. In July 2009 she appeared on the BB10 series of Big Brother's Little Brother (E4) and was also a guest on Charlie Brooker's You Have Been Watching (C4). In September 2010 she discussed teen literature on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. In October 2010 and March 2012, she was a panel member on The Apprentice: You're Fired on BBC2 and Seven Day Sunday with Chris Addison on Radio 5 Live, and Have I Got News For You (November 2011, BBC1) and Film 2010 (BBC1). Dent is a bestselling author and has written eleven novels. Her first novel, It's a Girl Thing, was published in 2003. She was shortlisted for the 2008 Queen of Teen Prize.[7] Dent's first non-fiction title How To Leave Twitter (My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop) was published in July 2011. In October 2008, Dent was part of the judging panel for the Young Minds book awards. She is a judge on the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Her first trilogy of novels for Puffin Books focused on Miss Ronnie Ripperton and her two best friends, a.k.a. "Les Bambinos Dangereuses."[8] In 2006 the first Diary of a Chav novel Trainers v. Tiaras was released for Hodder Books chronicling the life of Essex teenager Shiraz Bailey Wood. These books have sold 300,000+ copies in the UK.[citation needed] In December 2008 Dent signed a two-book deal with Hodder to write about Hampstead It-girl Poppet Zanzibar Montague-Jones. The first book was launched to the public with an event at Hay on Wye Literary Festival in June 2009. The novels were acquired for TV development by Nickelodeon in March 2011.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

Creator of Hugless Douglas speaks to Graham Marks

Interview with David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

Dermot O’Leary

Toto the Ninja Cat series was inspired by Dermot O'Leary's real-life cats.Dermot started his career on T4 for Channel 4, and has presented shows for both ITV and the BBC. His best known work includes ten series of The X Factor, Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC3's First Time Voters Question Time, Unicef's Soccer Aid, the RTS Award winning 'Live from Space' season following the International Space Station's orbit of the Earth in 2014 and the Brit Awards which he presented with Emma Willis in 2016.2017 saw Dermot launch his new Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, 'Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O'Leary'. Previously in the Saturday afternoon slot, 'The Dermot O'Leary Show' won three Sony Radio Awards and was well known for its support of new and emerging bands.2018 saw Dermot host the National Television Awards for the ninth time. He also joined Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards to host the BBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding in front of an audience of 13 million people.Dermot lives in London with his wife Dee and their cats Socks and, of course, Toto.You can find Dermot on Twitter and Instagram - @radioleary

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.