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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation

Abie Longstaff, James Brown
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Abie Longstaff, James Brown
Orchard Books

Pixie Princess

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Puppy Fun

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Magic Seal

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
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Glitter Bird

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
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Rainbow Lion

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have found three of the Animal Keepers, but the magical lion is still missing - and no one is brave enough to stand up to Queen Malice while his power is reversed! Can the three friends overcome their fears and return the bravery charm to the Lion Keeper, before the evil queen takes over the Secret Kingdom once and for all?

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Sticker and Colouring Book

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks

This beautiful colouring book, packed with sparkly stickers, puzzles, games and all the things little girls love, brings the world of Secret Kingdom to life! With over 200 stickers and 24 pages of stunning black and white artwork to inspire creativity and fun.

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Christmas Ballerina

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are getting ready for their Christmas celebrations when the Magic Box summons them to the Secret Kingdom. Their old friend King Merry is in trouble again - his wicked sister Queen Malice has cast another of her horrible spells on him! Can the girls work together to break the spell, or will Christmas be ruined for everyone in the Secret Kingdom?A bumper Christmas instalment in the gorgeous new series that's tailor-made for little girls.

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Snow Bear Sanctuary

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Phoenix Festival

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
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Fancy Dress Party

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
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Jewel Cavern

Rosie Banks
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Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Stephanie the Starfish Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Rachel and Kirsty are visiting Kirsty's grandmother by the sea for their spring break. One morning they spot a very sparkly shell on the beach and it whisks them away to Fairyland! It's the occasion of the yearly Ocean Gala, where Shannon the Ocean Fairy plays her Magical Golden Conch Shell to ensure that the seas and oceans remain peaceful and ordered for the year ahead. But Jack Frost is there to ruin things for everyone! His pesky goblins break the Magical Golden Conch Shell into seven pieces as they try to steal it and the pieces are whisked away into the oceans of the human world. Queen Titania uses her magic to send seven magical sea creatures to guard the pieces of the shell, but the Ocean Fairies, and Rachel and Kirsty must get the pieces back before chaos takes over the oceans! Can they outwit Jack Frost and his goblins and make the oceans a safe and happy place for everyone once again...? In this fourth book in the series, Kirsty, Rachel and Stephanie the Starfish Fairy must find Shimmer the starfish. This involves a midnight adventure by the rockpools and a goblin chase through the moonlight!

Orchard Books

Antony And Cleopatra

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

A wonderful retelling of Shakespeare's thrilling tale of love torn apart by history. With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe theatre and Love and Death in Anthony and Cleopatra. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Perdita Finn

A former teacher, Perdita Finn began writing instructional books about reading and writing before turning to fiction. She lives in the Catskill Mountains with her family.

Rachel Bright

Rachel Bright is a wordsmith, illustrator and professional thinker of happy thoughts. Trained in Graphics at Kingston University, followed by an MA in Printmaking at UWE, her striking illustrative style, using a mix of reclaimed type and etching, coupled with her witty storytelling have resulted in an ever-growing collection of acclaimed picture books, enjoyed the world over (including the Love Monster series, What Does Daddy Do? and MINE!). Her award-winning stationery range, the brightside - a collection optimistic thinkings celebrating the art of the silver lining - has sold over 7.5 million cards and 3 million gifts across the globe to date. Rachel lives on a smallholding in the South of England, near the sea, with her fiance Robbie, their daughter River, a dog named Elvis and a cat called Superman. She hopes you might like to take 5 to lookonthebrightside.co.uk/

Rosie Banks

Rosie Banks is the author of brilliant series Secret Princesses and Secret Kingdom. You can find out all about Secret Princesses and much more at the series website: http://www.secretprincessesbooks.co.uk

Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.Her website is www.sallygardner.net and you can follow her on Twitter @TheSallyGardner

Sarah Horne

Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snow drift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also undertaken commission from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music, dreams and big open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced line drawings for many fiction titles.