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The rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Elle McNicoll and Onjali Rauf's bestselling THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS. My name's Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain: 1. My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they're not doing a great job of pretending that they don't anymore. 2. They're both keeping a secret from me, but I can't figure out what. Things aren't going great for Archie Albright. His dad's acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad's pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away. Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it... Praise for ME, MY DAD AND THE END OF THE RAINBOW: 'One of the most joyful books you'll read this year' - The Bookseller 'Joyful, funny and heartfelt' - Katie Tsang, co-author of SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID and DRAGON MOUNTAIN 'This joyful book has such heart, expertly navigating serious subjects around family, gender, and sexuality. Celebratory and advocating kindness, I'd recommend this book to all middle-grade readers. A real tear-jerker!' - Steven Butler, author of THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL 'So adorable, funny, and heartwarming. I loved it!' - Alice Oseman, author of the HEARTSTOPPER series 'A joyful and thoughtful celebration of family, identity and inclusivity' - Anna James, author of the PAGES & CO. series 'A brilliant, smart book with a good heart. It's like a warm hug and I can't wait for the next one' - Danny Wallace, author of HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS and THE DAY THE SCREENS WENT BLANK 'A powerful new voice in children's fiction' - Aisha Bushby, author of A POCKETFUL OF STARS 'I will recommend this book to everyone for years and years to come' - Gavin Hetherington, BookTuber - How to Train Your GavinShow more
Brought to you by Ladybird. A collection of original audio stories, counting down the days to Christmas! These new stories are especially written for the festive period, excellent listening for when you're decorating the tree, wrapping presents or making the Christmas pudding! This edition is filled with creative and engaging sound effects and is the perfect way to get little listeners excited for Santa's arrival! This audiobook is aimed at children aged 4+, for family listening and learning and development for young minds. Other audiobooks in the Ladybird Audio Original series include Ladybird Stories for Rainy Days, Ladybird Stories for Car Journeys, I'm Ready for Big School, and Ladybird Audio Adventures (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Ladybird A new collection of original stories for 4 year olds, perfect for winding down before bedtime! These new stories are especially designed to be listened to before bed, helping the listener wind down after a busy day of exploring. This edition is filled with soothing sound effects and music and is the perfect companion to the daily bed time routine! This audiobook is aimed at children aged 4+, for family listening and learning and development for young minds. (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Puffin. The story of the first black president of South Africa. NELSON MANDELA is known for dedicating his life to fighting for equality in South Africa and overthrowing racial segregation. He grew up hearing the elders' stories of his ancestors' fighting in the wars of resistance, and he dreamed of fighting for the freedom of his people. His childhood wish was granted when he became the first black president of South Africa, and an icon for hope, change and equality. Extraordinary Lives is a bold, inclusive biography series shining a light on modern and historical figures. Entertaining, accessible and educational, they are the perfect introductions to these amazing people and their achievements. © E. L. Norry 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Puffin. This incredible volume educates and inspires as it relates true stories of black men in history. This illuminating text brings to life both iconic and lesser-known figures. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop culture icons. The men featured include writer James Baldwin, artist Aaron Douglas, photographer Gordon Parks, diplomat Kofi Annan, comic book author Dwayne McDuffie, and musician Prince. © Vashti Harrison 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Tim and Abi have always been different from their peers. Precociously bright, they spend their evenings in their parents' attic discussing the macabre and unexplained, zealously re-reading books on folklore, hauntings and the supernatural. In particular, they are obsessed with photographs of ghostly apparitions and the mix of terror and delight they provoke in their otherwise boring and safe childhoods. But when Tim and Abi decide to fake a photo of a ghost to frighten an unpopular school friend, they set in motion a deadly and terrifying chain of events that neither of them could have predicted, and are forced to confront the possibility that what began as a callous prank might well have taken on a malevolent life of its own. An unsettling literary ghost story set between a claustrophobic British suburban town and a menacing Suffolk manor, THE APPARITION PHASE is an unnerving novel, which, like all the best ghost stories, pushes us repeatedly over the line between rational explanation and inexplicable fear. It asks us to consider what might be lurking in the shadows, and questions what is real and what is simply a trick of the mind - and whether there's really a difference between the two. 'A delight for both the expert and the uninitiated, this creepy tale is a carapace of cosy nostalgia wrapped round a solid thread of dread ... A page turner that keeps you in dreaded suspense of what you are about to be shown ... A claustrophobic and entertaining read that left me breathless ... Horror for the connoisseur.' ALICE LOWE © Will Maclean 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. It is human instinct to sort and categorize. We are hardwired to discriminate and frame everything in binary black and white. It's how our brains work. Migrant or refugee? Muslim or Christian? Them or us? Rather than reaching out to those who are different, we bond with those who are similar to ourselves. Rather than challenging our own thinking about the world, we endeavour only to confirm what we believe. The result is that the difference between polarized beliefs becomes ever greater. Dangerous possibilities arise. The Alt Right. ISIS. Brexit. Trump. Through persistent binary thinking our capacity for rational and nuanced thought - seeing the grey, rather than merely black and white - begins to erode. Black and White Thinking is an alarm call. Amidst a rising tide of religious intolerance and political extremism, it argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can overcome it, make sense of the world and in future make much subtler - and far better - decisions. 'Essential insights into the character of human choice and decision-making. You'll not think about thinking the same way afterwards.' Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-suasion 'Fascinating, important and entirely convincing.' Philip Pullman 'Kevin Dutton is a Special Forces style psychologist. Daring. Original. All-action. No nonsense.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes © Kevin Dutton 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
THIS LOVELY CITY has been included in the biggest 2020 round-ups: Featuring an original piece of jazz music, composed and performed by AZAD, a second year band from East London Arts and Music School (ELAM). One of OBSERVER’S 10 best debut novelists of 2020 WOMAN & HOME Best of 2020 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Best of 2020 EVENING STANDARD Best books of 2020 MAIL ON SUNDAY 2020 Highlights I Best of 2020 ********************************************** ‘Full of life and love… it made my heart soar, and should be on every Londoner’s shelf’ Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars ‘I loved, loved, loved it, and desperately wanted things to work out for Lawrie and Evie’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love ‘This atmospheric novel is a triumphant debut’ Woman & Home ‘Expect to be obsessed . . . [a book] you need to know about’ Good Housekeeping ‘Hotly tipped debut’ Metro ‘A tale to wring the heart and make the blood boil, swirling with post-war gloom, illuminated by the shining lights of Lawrie and Evie’ Saga ****** The drinks are flowing. The music is playing. But the party can’t last. With the Blitz over and London reeling from war, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England’s call for help. Fresh off the Empire Windrush, he’s taken a tiny room in south London lodgings, and has fallen in love with the girl next door. Touring Soho’s music halls by night, pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home – and it’s alive with possibility. Until, one morning, he makes a terrible discovery. As the local community rallies, fingers of blame are pointed at those who had recently been welcomed with open arms. And, before long, the newest arrivals become the prime suspects in a tragedy which threatens to tear the city apart. Atmospheric, poignant and compelling, Louise Hare’s debut shows that new arrivals have always been the prime suspects. But, also, that there is always hope.Show more
THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Inspirational... Sandhurst helped me to discover my potential. Now discover yours.' Tim Peake, ESA astronaut 'Brilliant, practical advice. Can help transform your mindset and life.' Ollie Ollerton, star of SAS: Who Dares Wins and bestselling author of Break Point For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and leadership book from the British Army's world-leading Sandhurst Academy. Winston Churchill never surrendered. Prince Harry has fought for mental health around the world. Tobias Ellwood risked his life to save others during the Westminster terrorist attack. Tim Peake became Britain's first astronaut on the International Space Station. Nicola Wetherill led the first all-female expedition across the Antarctic ice. Ed Withey even organized his wedding with military precision. The one thing all of these individuals have in common? Their world-class Sandhurst training. Stand Up Straight applies 10 simple but transformative lessons that every officer is taught during their time at the world-famous military academy. Modern and counter-intuitive, with its lessons ranging from making your bed and ironing your shirt to achieving discipline, emotional intelligence, resilience and fast decision-making under pressure, the book draws on first-hand experiences from war as well as the leadership lessons taught at Sandhurst. The result is a groundbreaking personal development book that can easily be applied to every aspect of civilian life - work, home, confidence, anxiety, family and friends. ''Military Mindfulness' ... can help us all reach our potential' TELEGRAPH 'Brilliant ... military rules that can change your life... Sandhurst's precious life lessons, self-discipline, teamwork, even standing up straight, can make life run smoother, better, nobler, longer' DAILY MAIL 'Follow the General's orders and fold your socks. You'll be a better person for it' ROBERT CRAMPTON, THE TIMESShow more
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