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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010.The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams and beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. "Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…” It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams and beautifully illustrated by the one and only Quentin Blake. Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well! It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye! or the nose.
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures* Hilarious, delightful and utterly, utterly absurd, prize-winning Andy Stanton’s truly revolting hero Mr Gum and the extraordinary town of Lamonic Bibber where he lives are back in this riotous new adventure brought about by a little bit of Spring fever. Touched by the fever, Old Granny O’Leary leads the school children into the Forest of Runtus and after that there is no predicting what might happen next! And a must for ALL Mr Gum fans - the Mr Gum Quiz book - FREE TO DOWNLOAD - and test your knowledge - click here (but it's pretty big so it might take short while!) *Here is a list of all the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 nominees: Best Book with Facts: Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons How the World Works - Christiane Dorion What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas Most Fun Story with Pictures: Alienography - Chris Riddell Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick Favourite Stories: Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Reading Together category A new collection of stories about Horrid Henry and his little brother, Perfect Pete. Henry is as determined as ever to get his own way and will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. Above all, he won’t let Perfect Pete stand in his way. How Henry and Pete continue their feuding adventures makes for more hilarious reading. A World Cup Selection. Click here to link back to a page featuring all of our World Cup Selections
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011. A brilliant story with football as the backdrop to the story about Horrid Henry, his little brother, Perfect Pete and of course not forgetting Moody Margaret. Henry is as determined as ever to get his own way and will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. Above all, he won’t let Perfect Pete or Moody Margaret stand in his way. How Henry and Pete continue their feuding adventures makes for more hilarious reading. This edition is an ‘Early reader’, so the text is interspersed with colour illustrations on every page. The Early Readers are perfect for parents to share with youngsters who are just beginning to enjoy chapter books rather than just picture books. There are lots of Early Reader titles to choose from that are great for sharing with your youngsters and for kids just starting out on the reading journey to read alone. Check out the extracts on the site as some of the titles are slightly more advanced than others - for example the Francesca Simon animal story titles set at Potters Barn are great to get started on whereas the Sally Gardner, Georgie Adams and Vivian French titles have a bit more text to each page. Each and every one of them though has full colour illustrations on every page.
The third of 8 great adventures about an ordinary boy with a big heart and a strong desire to work things out even when they’re complicated. When Casey tells Marvin that he’ll turn into a girl if he kisses his elbow he doesn’t really believe her. But, when he does kiss his elbow, he begins to worry! Could Marvin be turning into a girl and, if so, how can he stop it?
Henrietta and her dog frank couldn’t be more different! Henrietta can think of a million and one things she’d like to do when she grows up from making ice cream to being a mechanic. Frank only wants one thing: sausages. The contrast is amusingly shown; Henrietta’s hectic thinking flows across the pages while Frank’s simple thought of sausages is reflected in more images of sausages than you can imagine. Luckily, by the end, they have come up with one thing they could do together…
Containing three related short stories with the theme of a dinosaur packed day - dinosaurs in the museum, in the soup (!) and cooking with dad. The book is aimed at first readers and those children who are beginning to want to read longer stories than those in most picture books. There is only a small amount of text per page accompanied by speech bubbles for shared reading and brightly coloured illustrations which help support the child’s understanding of the text. Dinosaur Disasters is part of the Banana Books reading series – quality stories for young readers – which in turn is divided into Green, Blue and Red Bananas. Green Bananas, like this one are for first readers, generally from 3-5 years, Blue Bananas are for developing readers (age 5+) and Red Bananas are for newly fluent readers (age 6+). Every one of them is written and illustrated by well established authors and artists. Just click here to view others in the Green Bananas series.
Bob, the much loved Man on the Moon, is back in a wonderfully witty and crazy new extra-terrestrial adventure for beginner readers. As ever, bob doesn’t believe in aliens! But when it looks as if he might lose his head after he tinkers with a statue of the queen, someone comes to the rescue. Could it be an ALIEN? Loads of illustrations bring the story to life. And a message from Mike Jolley, the Art Director at the Publisher: Wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie, Simon Bartram is a unique voice in children's publishing. His books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character. Bob and Barry started life in Simon's glorious picture books, and now, with this witty new series, he has successfully launched them into the young fiction arena. While the illustrations are in black and white, they are as mind-bogglingly detailed and amazing as any of his colour work. To my mind, Simon is one of the best British illustrators in the universe!
Dirty Bertie is back for another helping of comic chaos! Bertie finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach, up to his neck in sand and trouble on holiday, and staging a one-man protest to stop Mum and Dad from selling the house! This is absolutely perfect for getting even the most reluctant reader reading.
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. An entertaining story about some very unusual mice told in a clever mix of words and pictures. Howard Armitage’s untidy desk and habit of eating at it makes him unpopular with his boss. When he discovers the Clumsies, a family of well meaning mice living in his office, things go from bad to worse. The Clumsies only want to help but they are really only good at one thing – making a mess!
Nelson to the Rescue is an incredibly humorous and heart-warming tale featuring Nelson the horse and many of his erstwhile friends including two rats, a pigeon who is a Flight Lieutenant and Cardigan, an ex-racehorse. Never does Nelson expect to get a make-over, but that’s exactly what happens and that’s not all - he meets the Prince of Wales, pulls a ceremonial coach and gives a TV interview in Welsh! It’s brilliant and Simon’s first Nelson title A Nod from Nelson is equally brilliant.
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