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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

Author Spotlight

Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

Hodder Children's Books

Chariots and Champions

Julia Donaldson, Thomas Docherty
Contributors:
Julia Donaldson, Thomas Docherty

A short, illustrated play set in ancient Rome, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic, The Gruffalo.Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes.Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls all appear in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literary topics in an involving and creative setting.

Hodder Children's Books

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Franklin Watts

34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
Wayland

What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

A fantastic book for children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?

Orchard Books

The Official Pokémon Ultimate Creative Colouring

Gotta colour 'em all! Hundreds of Pokémon for you to catch and colour in this beautiful colouring book.GET CREATIVE AND DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF POKÉMON!This fantastic book contains 30 brand-new Pokémon landscapes and patterns for you to colour in. The ultimate gift for any Pokémon fan!

Quercus Children's Books

Never Fade

Alexandra Bracken
Authors:
Alexandra Bracken

The second book in the heart-stopping The Darkest Minds trilogy, by New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games.They call her the Leader. Their saviour and only hope. Only Ruby knows what she really is - a monster, capable of destroying them all.Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her life. Now she must call upon them to bring down a corrupt government in a world where children have been eliminated. When she is entrusted with an explosive secret, she embarks on her deadliest journey yet: leaving the Children's League to track down Liam Stewart, the boy who carries the truth about the disease that threw the world into chaos. The boy she once loved and hoped never to see again ...'A riveting emotional read that kept me on the edge.' - Melissa Marr, author of Wicked LovelyAlexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Minds series. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Beyond the Kingdoms

Chris Colfer
Authors:
Chris Colfer

Fairy tales are just the beginning.The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him . . . except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: he possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains!So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late?Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!

Wayland

Anglo Saxons

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life -how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet!Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.

Wayland

The Universe, Black Holes and the Big Bang

Clive Gifford
Authors:
Clive Gifford

Travel back in time to the Big Bang, and learn about the formation of the universe. Explore the baffling world ofblack holes, and find out how scientists are searching for alien life. Discover the strangest sights of the universe,from quirky quasars to clouds that smell like raspberries. Get answers to questions such as:* What happened after the Big Bang?* How is the universe like a chocolate chip cookie?* Why can't we see black holes?* What is dark matter?* How might the universe end?This book is jam packed with NASA photography, key terms explained simply and fascinating, number-based space facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.

Quercus Children's Books

Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon

Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder
Contributors:
Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder

Penelope Crumb is not having a very good week. First she accidentally comes to school dressed as an elephant. Next, in gym class she's made to dance with a boy who is known as Lippy Gordon because of how sweaty his lip is. Penelope is mortified. And she's extra mortified when she discovers that Lippy doesn't want to dance with her either! When Grandpa tells Penelope that he sings to the moon when he's having trouble, Penelope grabs onto this plan. But sometimes you need more than the moon to fix things...

Quercus Children's Books

Penelope Crumb Finds Her Lucky Stars

Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder, Charlie Alder
Contributors:
Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder, Charlie Alder

Awful Vera Bogg is Patsy's new best friend! Penelope is determined to win Patsy back. When the girls are chosen to paint a mural at Portwaller's Home for the Aged, it's Penelope's chance to show what a great friend (and talented artist) she is. But then a mean old lady called Nila Wister steals Penelope's paintbrushes, bullies her for treats and curses her with terrible Bad Luck! And, sure enough, no one can agree about the mural, Penelope's in trouble at school (again!), and Vera and Patsy are closer than ever. Can Penelope find a way to win her Good Luck and her best friend back once and for all?

Quercus Children's Books

Penelope Crumb Follows Her Nose

Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder
Contributors:
Shawn K. Stout, Shawn K. Stout, Charlie Alder
Orion Children's Books

Kidnap in the Caribbean

Lauren St John
Authors:
Lauren St John

From Cornwall to the Caribbean, 11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin comes face to face with pirates, sharks, criminal masterminds and an erupting volcano in her second mystery adventure, from award-winning author Lauren St John. Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when her best friend, Tariq, and her three-legged husky, Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin Redfern has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Dramatic escapes, an erupting volcano and a race against time to stop the deadly undercover 'Marine Concern' make Laura's second adventure every bit as exciting as the first.

Orion Children's Books

Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Four favourite stories: Horrid Henry's Hobby, Horrid Henry's Homework, Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson and Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse

Emer Stamp

Emer Stamp is the bestselling author of the Diary of Pig series, winner in the 6-8 category of the Lollies 2018. She started out as a graphic designer before moving to a career in advertising, where, among her roles, she was Creative Director for the advertising agency behind the iconic John Lewis Christmas adverts. Daddy Fartypants is Emer's first children's picture book. She lives with her family in London.

Gill Hasson

Gill Hasson is a tutor, trainer, coach and writer. For over 20 years, as well as teaching personal development courses for adults, Gill has been teaching child development courses for parents, pre school practitioners, child care workers and social workers. She has written child development courses for the Open University and has taught courses on the subject of adolescent development and teenage psychology to parents and youth workers. Gill writes personal development and self help books for adults on subjects such as assertiveness, confidence, communication skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and kindness.

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain's favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2014. Julia Donaldson's most recent books with Axel Scheffler include Superworm (2012), Highway Rat (2011), Tabby McTat (2010), Stick Man (2009) and Tiddler (2008).

Kes Gray

Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.Oi 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! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Kita Mitchell

Kita Mitchell wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six. It was cruelly and swiftly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks, were equally badly received.Disheartened, she turned her attention to making stuff, and, luckily, they did degrees in that. After getting one, she built sets for TV shows - but the feeling she should write funny books for children never went away.Eventually, she decided to have another go. This time, things turned out a little better. Now, she can tell people she is a proper author, which is great.Kita currently lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters and a hamster.

Paul Mason

Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.