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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Reader Reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Book 9)
Jeff Kinney
December 2014 Book of the Month  The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning!  From the start everything...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2014
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The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
Andy Seed
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts      This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with lists, facts, jokes and funny true stories all about silly people, silly animals, silly inventions, silly names and much more....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Animalium
Animalium
Jenny Broom
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts  Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Corpse Talk
Corpse Talk
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts   Meet some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women! What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Ghengis Khan become...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
Pamela Butchart
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story    Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can't wait to show her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Erich Kastner
One of our Books of the Year 2014   The classic story of Lottie and Luise, two identical little girls who meet for the first time at summer camp and discover that they are twins, is famous as a film. Here,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
October 2014 Book of the Month    Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and this time it has a topical theme. Ada lives in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
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Jennifer Gray
November 2014 Book of the Month  A cat with a difference! Atticus Claw may look like any other tabby cat but, when some famous works of art go missing, Atticus Claw – once a cat burglar but now a police...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Winnie the Pooh: the Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
A.A. Milne
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
Winnie-the-Pooh Deluxe Complete Collection
A.A. Milne
This is the ultimate numbered and boxed edition of some of the most famous children's stories and poems of all time, featuring The Bear for All Ages, Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Tiny The Invisible World of Microbes
Nicola Davies
This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the wondrous (and invisible) world of microbes.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Reader Reviewed Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief
Alex Milway
The second in a delightfully funny series for 6+ year olds in which a pig and a hamster solve crimes that no one else seems able to do so, step aside Holmes and Watson - only Pigsticks and Harold can...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Jacqueline Wilson
With is chunky size and gloriously bright and glossy cover, this good-looking volume is the perfect gift for Jacqueline Wilson’s younger fans. The treasury includes favourite stories such as Lizzie Zipmouth and The Cat Mummy which are ideal for newly...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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I am Cat
I am Cat
Jackie Morris
Ten wild habitats, ten wild cats and one domestic cat are dramatically and beautifully illustrated in this unique celebration of the cat. In bold pictures and a simple text, Jackie Morris brings alive Cat who, when asleep in the day,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
A classic story of the amazing adventures of a toy horse made by the wise old toymaker, Uncle Peder. From the moment it has been made the Little Wooden Horse is special and different. Above all, it doesn’t want to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
What Are We Fighting For? New Poems About War
Roger Stevens, Brian Moses
Wide- ranging and thoughtful, this anthology of poems by award-winning poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses captures the many different aspects of war. Divided into three sections the first of which focuses on different aspects of World War 1, the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
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The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with brilliant Christmas stories, including a brand-new tale from Jacqueline, and classic favourite Starring Tracy Beaker, in which Jacqueline's most famous heroine gets the lead part in her Christmas play! There are festive...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Nonsense Limericks
Nonsense Limericks
Edward Lear
An attractive volume of Edward Lear’s best-loved and timeless limericks all of which are brilliantly realised in Arthur Robins witty illustrations. The collection opens with: “There was an Old Man with a beard,/ Who said, “It is just as I...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories
The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories
Sylvia Plath
Deliciously funny and touching, Sylvia Plath’s three wonderfully fresh and original stories were originally written for her own children but remain as delightful as ever. The title story, in which Max gets the very special suit he has always craved,...
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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Jeanette Winter
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan, Malala and Iqbal, each unafraid to speak out, each a victim of unspeakable violence, each an inspiration to the world as they stood up for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Katy's Christmas Gift
Katy's Christmas Gift
Bernadette Watts
In this heart-warming and original version of the Christmas story for young children, beautifully illustrated with images that are full of colour, light, joy and festive feeling by Bernadette Watts, Katy sets out in the snow to visit the new...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Faery Tales
Faery Tales
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, brings her gifts as a poet to this enchanting collection of all kinds of fairy stories. Familiar favourites such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and Rumpelstiltskin are vigorously and freshly told while also conveying a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month  Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy’s problem is that not everyone –...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
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Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks
Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks
Francesca Simon
This gift book of 10 stories is the culmination of celebrations for the 20th anniversary year for Horrid Henry, the nation's favourite naughty little boy. Horrid Henry is a character loved by boys and girls in equal measure and this...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Matchbox Mysteries
Reader Reviewed The Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month  Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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How Watson Learned the Trick
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A charming and exquisite recreation of the miniature Sherlock Holmes story from the library of Queen Mary's famous Dolls' House, on display at Windsor Castle. Alongside the miniature book, which measures just 38.5 x 30 mm, the edition also contains an...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Adventures of Mr Toad
The Adventures of Mr Toad
Tom Moorhouse
Everyone loves the ebullient and outrageous Mr Toad, one of the heroes of Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows. Tom Moorhouse brings him to life in this modern retelling which captures all the drama of Mr Toad’s famous...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Moone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Martin Moone- one boy and a load of sisters! That means Martin is always in trouble of one kind or another. What would you do? When Martin asks his friend Padraic for...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
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Love from Paddington
Love from Paddington
Michael Bond
Much-loved Paddington shares accounts of his adventures and his thoughts about his life in London in a series of letters to his Aunt Lucy in The Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. As might be expected, Paddington has a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Winter Wolf
The Winter Wolf
Holly Webb
Best-selling Holly Webb tells a touching time-slip story set against an evocative wintery background. It’s Christmas and Amelia’s family are staying in an old house with lots of unused rooms. When Amelia goes exploring in the attic she finds a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Ballet Stories
Ballet Stories
Margaret Greaves, Lisa Kopper
Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppelia – these are just some of the eight classic ballet stories that are beautifully retold in this attractive volume illustrated by Lisa Kopper. All the romance and tragedy which fuels these stories and makes...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Beverley Naidoo
Witty and wise, Aesop’s fables are perfect short stories with a powerful message for readers of all ages. In this beautifully illustrated edition Beverley Naidoo includes favourites such as The Lion and the Mouse in which a tiny mouse begs...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Tales from Grimm
Tales from Grimm
Antonia Barber
Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud. Favourites, which include The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White among...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
Naomi Lewis
The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl, two of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved tales, are included in this beautifully illustrated edition of his stories. Naomi Lewis’s prose sparkles in the lively retellings which contain all the traditional...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Story of the Movie
Paddington Movie - Paddington: the Story of the Movie
Jeanne Willis
The film of Paddington ™ brings new stories about the favourite bear from Peru. In this book version Jeanne Willis brilliantly captures the exciting new adventures that Paddington is drawn into. On arrival in London Paddington is found and taken...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Nights Before Christmas
The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross has gathered together 24 of the most popular stories about Christmas to make a celebratory volume of the time of year. The 24 stories are designed as a countdown to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Christmas Poems
Christmas Poems
Gaby Morgan
A joyful selection of poems of all kinds that celebrate the many and varied aspects of Christmas. There’s U.A. Fanthorpe on the all-important subject of the delivery of presents in Reindeer Report or Ted Hughes on the wondrous properties of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug. ” Christmas calls for a reading of A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’s story of mean old Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas and refuses to celebrate or even allow others to celebrate. But then, one year, he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Where's Wally Now?
Where's Wally Now?
Martin Handford
Best-selling Where’s Wally? is back in a sumptuous new format. In addition to the familiar spreads, this edition has the addition of flaps which open to reveal all kinds of hidden surprises which have never been seen before including some...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Frozen Fish Fingers
Reader Reviewed Frozen Fish Fingers
Jason Beresford
For mad-cap adventure that really is side-splittingly funny then go no further than this, the second in the Fish Fingers series featuring four superheroes.  But, when they win a holiday to a far off place can their special talents save...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Greek Myths Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Sally Pomme Clayton
A beautiful edition of ten of the best loved Greek myths, each exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray, are gathered together is this lovely edition. The story of Pandora and her box which she is told not to open; Pegasus, the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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A Selection of Nonsense Verse
A Selection of Nonsense Verse
Edward Lear
A lively collection of Edward Lear’s most popular Limericks and Nonsense Songs presented as they appeared originally with illustrations by the author.  In full colour and very much of their time, the vigorous illustrations give a wonderful period feel to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Jesus Detective A Puzzle Search Book
Peter Martin
Find out for yourself all about the life of Jesus in this excellent interactive and thought- provoking book which encourages the reader to do a lot of finding out! The famous scenes from the life of Jesus are shown in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2014
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Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch
Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch
Francesca Simon
Christmas gives Horrid Henry every opportunity to behave as badly as possible. First there are all the wrong presents – gloves, a dictionary and a pen, pencil and ruler set. Yuck – they are all a disappointment. There’s no sign...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
The Christmas Truce The Place Where Peace Was Found
Hilary Robinson
Amid the horror of the fighting in the First World War, there was one moment of unexpected and surprising harmony. On Christmas Eve 1914 the soldiers from opposing sides of No Man’s Land joined together in the singing of a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Christmas Art Ideas
Christmas Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
A delightful way of keeping excited children busy in the run-up to Christmas.  There are a wealth of ideas for gifts and decorations, all accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
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Christmas Craft
Christmas Craft
Danielle Lowy
An excellent introduction to easy-to-make crafts which are perfect for adding a home-made touch to Christmas. Heavily illustrated to show just how good the finished items can look, young and old can easily follow the instructions. Decorations for the home...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2014
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Adventivity
Adventivity
Gina Carpenter
A wonderfully creative and inspiring resource for all the family! Paper angels, finger puppets, gift tags, iced-cookie gifts – these are just some of the 25 fun to make or do activities to occupy a family in the days before...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Snow Leopard
The Snow Leopard
Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her beautiful illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Reader Reviewed The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back
Matt Brown
October 2014 Book of the Month  A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect for all fans of the Wimpy Kid. A mouldy old sandwich has a remarkable impact on the life of Compton...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Shouldn't You Be in School?
Reader Reviewed Shouldn't You Be in School?
Lemony Snicket
October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.  
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2014
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The Royal Babysitters
Reader Reviewed The Royal Babysitters
Clementine Beauvais
October 2014 Book of the Month    Silly jokes and madcap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny and highly illustrated royalty-themed series for younger readers.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Beast of Soggy Moor
Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Beast of Soggy Moor
Martin Howard
AAARRROOOooo! What's making that hair-raising howl? Can Bitzer the sheepdog and his flock find the beast - before it finds them? Characters from Aardman's Shaun the Sheep step from screen to page in the second of an original illustrated fiction...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Hubble Bubble: The Pesky Pirate Prank
Hubble Bubble: The Pesky Pirate Prank
Tracey Corderoy
The second in this humorous fiction series contains three stories of magical mayhem in one beautifully produced book.  Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow Children's Fiction says “All grannies are great, but one who can do spells, take you on their broomstick and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Sketches from a Nameless Land The Art of the Arrival
Shaun Tan
The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Horrid Henry's Haunted House
Horrid Henry's Haunted House
Francesca Simon
There are spooky surprises in store for Horrid Henry and Stuck-Up Steve in this special Halloween Early Reader.  Early Readers from Orion Children's Books are stepping stones from picture books...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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Where My Wellies Take Me
Where My Wellies Take Me
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E., Clare Morpurgo
 Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the English Association 2013 Prize (Fiction 7-11)    Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo’s touching story of a young girl’s exploration of the countryside provides a lyrical link for this rich and varied...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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Lord of the Forest
Lord of the Forest
Caroline Pitcher
Beautiful illustrations lead readers right into the world of the tiger in this poetically written factual introduction. Tiger is born fluffy and soft with his eyes tight shut. But tiger grows up and develops. Gradually, tiger develops the skills he...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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The Ice Bear
The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with  the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it.  When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Five Children and it
Five Children and it
E. Nesbit
Magic and adventure are beautifully combined in this wonderful story about wishes and what ifs? Arriving at the White House for their holiday, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother set about looking for adventure by digging in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Through the Looking Glass: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll’s follow-up to Alice’s Adventures through the Looking Glass includes the introduction of Tweedledum and Tweedledee those most memorable of characters who famously fought over a brand new rattle. It is here, too, that the poem Jabberwocky first appeared...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Teddy Robinson Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joan G. Robinson
Joan G. Robinson’s based her classic stories, about the very everyday things that might happen to a teddy bear, on her daughter’s bear and the experiences she had, or might have had, with him. The result is some of the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook: Macmillan Classics Edition
Joyce Lankester Brisley
Milly-Molly-Mandy has delighted children for generations partly because her childhood is mostly so very different to that of any child growing up today. Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a village with her parents, grandparents and her aunt and uncle. Everything she wants...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
The Jungle Book: Macmillan Classics Edition
Rudyard Kipling
Mowgli, the little boy brought up in the jungle with the wolves, is one of the best-loved characters of fiction. His friends - and enemies – among the jungle animals include Baloo the sloth bear, Bagheera the panther, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams
Gobbolino is a cat who can do magic but, despite his family’s traditions, he doesn’t want to be a witch’s cat. All Gobbolino yearns for is to be a quiet, fireside, kitchen cat. But how can he find a home?...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Macmillan Classics Edition
Lewis Carroll
One of the most imaginative and best-loved of all children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is as original today as it was when it was first published in 1865. The stories of the amazing things Alice finds after...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Reader Reviewed First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
Lari Don
A wonderful romp of an introduction to fantasy for the younger reader, delve into and explore the realm of fairy tale and myth alongside Helen. The adventure becomes just a little scary and a little dangerous but importantly along the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps
Lari Don
Another exciting adventurous read, jammed full of fabled beasts and some pretty perilous moments. This is the second in the Fabled Beast Chronicles, it would be best to read First Aid for Fairies first, to learn how Helen meets and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks
Lari Don
Thrilling and spirited, the Fabled Beast Chronicles continues to deliver another adventurous tale. In this, the third book in the series, Helen and her friends leave safety far behind to support Rona the selkie in her seaborne quest to stop...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions
Lari Don
This is the last adventure for Helen and the Fabled Beasts and it’s quickly clear that this is the most frighteningly precarious undertaking of them all. The Master of the Maze is back with world domination on his mind; Helen...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2014
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Horror!
Horror!
Alan MacDonald
In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip!  Bertie continues to delight children with his crazy plans,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2014
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A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Ghosts
A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Ghosts
Francesca Simon
Welcome to the weird and wonderful, hilarious and horrid guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about … GHOSTS! Terrify your family and amaze your...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Lily-livered Prince
The Lily-livered Prince
Christopher William Hill
Meet Eugene, the most portly of princes, and Kalvitas, the most courageous of chocolate makers. Theirs is a tale of cakes and cowardice, bullies and battles, as they set out to defeat a terrifying tyrant. The characters are CURSED. The...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a much-loved story by Roald Dahl, full of snozzberries, rainbow drops, luminous lollies and hair toffee! Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Something About a Bear
Something About a Bear
Jackie Morris
With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book describes eight bears from all over the world, all shown in their wild habitats - But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear of course!
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Skulduggery
Skulduggery
Tony Robinson
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+   A swashbuckling adventure from TV star Tony Robinson. Ben is a pirate at heart who is not at all happy when he discovers on his first day at school that there are no walk-the-plank...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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Good Dog Lion
Good Dog Lion
Alexander Mccall Smith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  They always say a man's best friend is his dog and in this beautiful, heartwarming story set in Africa about a young boy and his yearning for a pet dog. When Timo brings home...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village......When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Lion, the Unicorn and Me
The Lion, the Unicorn and Me
Jeanette Winterson
Inspired by Jeanette Winterson's love of Christmas traditions and retelling old stories, The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is a new version of a familiar tale.  It cuts to the heart of what is moving about the very first Christmas,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel
Wendy Meddour
The story of Rapunzel with a modern day twist, for Rapunzel lives unhappily in a city tower block and no one seems able to cheer her up, not even the Prince! Until that is she gets a job in the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Iron Woman
The Iron Woman
Ted Hughes
The late Poet Laureate’s sequel to his iconic The Iron Man is beautifully produced in this new edition which also includes the original illustrations. The Iron Woman comes on a mission blazing with a terrifying anger. She has heard the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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The Bad Trousers
The Bad Trousers
Ros Asquith
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+ A charming birthday story about one boy and his Granny's awful knitting, with artwork by Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedderwick.  Robbie is excited about his upcoming birthday and what he might get as presents...a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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A Bear Called Paddington
A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond
One of our Books of the Year 2014  The classic story of Paddington Bear, so called because the Brown family first meet him on Paddington Station and decide to take him home. Paddington Bear has travelled all the way from...
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Format: Mixed media product - Released: 10/07/2014
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An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and Many More Classic Stories
An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and Many More Classic Stories
Hans Christian Andersen
This beautiful collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales, sumptiously illustrated, is designed for little hands and will make a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by acclaimed Russian artist Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2014
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The Official Detective's Handbook
The Official Detective's Handbook

This is the perfect book for any youngster who wants to solve crimes when they're a grown up.  The book provides a great deal of enterainment and knowledge on how to become a solver of crimes, how to distinguish fakes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Arrival
The Arrival
Shaun Tan
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots
Harvey Drew and the Bling Bots
Cas Lester
Harvey Drew is an ordinary eleven-year-old who dreams of great adventures in outer space. The Toxic Spew is an intergalactic waste disposal ship. The two are on a collision...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Half a Man
Half a Man
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
One of our Books of the Year 2014  Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo deftly captures the devastating and long lasting impact of war in this stunning and beautifully produced short story. Michael’s grandfather is badly disfigured by his horrific experiences...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Pets
Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: Pets
Tony Robinson
Have you ever looked at your cat or dog and wondered about how they first came to live with humans?  Or what would happen if, instead of a cat, they were actually … a lion?!  Or whether your dog would...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Hero Pup
The Hero Pup
Megan Rix
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month   Can training Patch, a loveable Labrador puppy, help Joe find some happiness after the death of his father? Joe and his dad have always wanted...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Reader Reviewed Shaun the Sheep - Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm The Flock Factor
Martin Howard
October 2014 Book of the Month   A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show is about to take place. It’s the chickens versus the sheep. They are pretty evenly matched but the sheep have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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A Paddington Collection
A Paddington Collection
Michael Bond
Four charming Paddington stories collected for the first time on CD, read by Stephen Fry and Jim Broadbent.
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Format: CD-Audio - Released: 28/08/2014
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The Worst Witch
Reader Reviewed The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
A beautiful colour gift edition of an absolute classic and an essentialtitle for every child's bookshelf. The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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The Classic Adventures of Paddington
The Classic Adventures of Paddington
Michael Bond
To celebrate the enduring popularity of the bear from Darkest Peru, this is a very special treasury complete with slipcase which brings together eleven of the original Paddington stories delicately illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.  It makes an exquisite keepsake gift...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Official Spy's Handbook
The Official Spy's Handbook

For all those inquisitive youngsters in the family then this 'how to be a good spy' handbook will give them hours of entertainment before putting what they learn into practice.  From cracking secret codes and creating effective disguises to tracking...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014
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The Fish in the Bathtub
The Fish in the Bathtub
Eoin Colfer
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6+  It's post-war Poland and grand pa is on a mission to enjoy a traditional carp dinner on Christmas Eve but his grand son...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2014
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