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Lift-the-Flap General Knowledge
Lift-the-Flap General Knowledge
Alex Frith, James Maclaine
January 2015 Factual Book of the Month   Children love collecting fascinating facts and this lift-the-flap book is packed full of them. From Living Things, Science and The World, to Entertainment, When did it Happen? and a Treasure Trove spread and...
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Format: Board book - Released: 01/01/2015
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Children's Book of Baking Bread
Children's Book of Baking Bread
Abigail Wheatley
January 2015 Non-fiction Book of the Month  There is something incredibly satisfying about baking your own bread and this book is a great introduction to the art of bread-making, perfect for children and beginners of any age. This is a...
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Format: Spiral bound - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Adventures of Shola
The Adventures of Shola
Bernardo Atxaga
Winner of the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2013
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the Little Folks' Edition
Lewis Carroll
Coming soon... Celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a pocket-sized piece of history published as the Third Edition in 2015! The First “Little Folks’” Edition was published in 1903 and the Second Edition way back in 1907.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Pinocchio
Reader Reviewed Pinocchio
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Michael Morpurgo has created a fresh version of the classic story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet with a terrible habit of telling lies who comes alive and has some incredible adventures. Here, Pinocchio tells his own story which, in his...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie The Book of the Film
Shaun the Sheep Movie The Book of the Film
Martin Howard
Fans of Shaun the Sheep will love this original novel based on the screenplay. When Shaun decides to take a day off to have some fun, he gets more adventure than he baa-gained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally leads to the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Great Escape
Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Great Escape

A hilarious early-reader chapter book for fans of Shaun the Sheep, Heavily illustrated with full-colour scenes taken from the film.  The Great Escape is a hilarious prison caper and Shaun and sheep dog Bitzer are in big trouble.  Can the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Shear Madness
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Shear Madness

A hilarious early-reader chapter book for fans of the Shaun the Sheep, illustrated with scenes from the film.  In Shear Madness an accident causes the Farmer to lose his memory. When he goes to the city he finds an outrageous...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
Pamela Butchart
A third riotous adventure for Jodi, Maisie, Zach and all the rest in 4J including the fast-paced narrator, Izzy. This time, part of the school is suddenly put out-of-bounds. When 4J have to share a classroom with 6B, the gang...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/01/2015
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Tell Me a Picture
Tell Me a Picture
Quentin Blake
As the first Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children’s books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Through the Looking-Glass
Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll
Celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Panorama Pops
Lewis Carroll
Ten of the best moments from Lewis Carroll’s classic story unfold from this attractive edition which is beautifully presented in a slip-case. It has been designed to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2015
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Queen Sardine and Princess Persia
Queen Sardine and Princess Persia
Kate Willis-Crowly
While Queen Sardine's pride takes a battering from spoiled pedigree Princess Persia, Ivy goes too far and accidentally hurts Marcy's feelings. Can Ivy and Queen Sardine work together to sort out their new-girl problems?
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Haatchi and Little B
Haatchi and Little B
Wendy Holden
When Haatchi was injured by a train, he lost one of his legs and his tail - a huge problem for such a big dog. He needed some serious love; he needed to find his perfect Forever Home. And then...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes
Peacock Pie A Book of Rhymes
Walter de la Mare
The poems that make up this collection were first published in 1913 but it was not until 1946 that it was published, as it is in this new edition, with Edward Ardizzone’s illustrations. Though de la Mare’s poems describe a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
Michael Foreman
An evocative WW1 story of heroism and friendship, based on real events.  Ali Pasha was a tortoise celebrity, appearing on Blue Peter and in newspapers worldwide, including The Times and The Boston Globe. Retold through journal entries and through Henry’s...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Good Little Devil and Other Tales
The Good Little Devil and Other Tales
Pierre Gripari
Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, awarded biennially since 1996, was founded to celebrate the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK. It aims to spotlight...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
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The Flying Classroom
The Flying Classroom
Erich Kastner
One of our Books of the Year 2014   A perfect story for Christmas! Set in a school in the weeks running up to Christmas with all the excitement of an end of term play in the background, The Flying Classroom...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Boy in the Dress
The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking a risk...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2009
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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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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 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
Reader Reviewed Atticus Claw Learns to Draw
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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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
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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...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Children's Classics
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...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | World War One
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.
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
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...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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