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Nick Sharratt - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Nick Sharratt was born in London in 1962 and trained in graphic design at St. Martin's School of Art. He takes his inspiration from the pop and graphic art of the 1960s, which he experienced as a child. He loves to use vibrant colours and bold patterns in his pictures, but, he says, "the most important element of my work is always the humour." He likes experimenting with different media and you'll find watercolour, liquid acrylics, charcoal, ink, animation cell paint and photographs in his work.

His work is split between illustrating for other writers, most notably Jacqueline Wilson, and producing his own picture books for a younger audience. Eating is one of Nick's favourite pastimes and food often crops up in his work.


Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says,
Nick Sharratt’s big and bold illustrations leap off the page and delight very young readers with their cheerful simplicity. The sounds of lots of different noises are celebrated in Toddle Waddle as a toddler takes a simple stroll to the end of the pier and lots of others follow, greedy animals tuck into delicious plates of food at the lovely meal where manners don’t matter in Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose.

Featured books by Nick Sharratt

Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays

Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays

9+ readers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays is the perfect read for any fan. It's packed with brilliant short stories, puzzles, facts and activities all about summer holidays, and includes a very special brand-new story from Jacqueline. Join Tracy, Hetty and all your other favourite characters for the best summer ever!

ebook of the month
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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 puzzles, tasty Christmas recipes, perfect present tips, and fun Christmas facts. Merry Christmas from Jacqueline Wilson!

ebook of the month
Diamond

Diamond

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The fourth in the Hetty Feather series following the turmoils and adventures of a foundling girl in Victorian London. Click here for the full series.  

ebook of the month
Sapphire Battersea

Sapphire Battersea

9+ readers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson’s enchantingly feisty Victorian heroine Hetty Feather is back in a new adventure. How Hetty continues to fight to belong to her own ‘family’ and against the constraints of her life as a foundling and the limited opportunities it affords her as she goes into service is full of drama and emotion. Hetty will never be satisfied until she can fulfil all her dreams and ambitions in a Victorian world vividly brought to life. Click here for the first adventure.

ebook of the month
Sleepovers

Sleepovers

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Throughout Daisy's first year at the school, her friends plan ever-more elaborate sleepover parties for their birthdays. Daisy is dreading her own - she doesn't know what her friends will make of her rather special older sister ...

ebook of the month

Other books by Nick Sharratt

We Are The Beaker Girls

We Are The Beaker Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/10/2019

Jacqueline Wilson's FUNNIEST, FIERCEST and most BELOVED new heroine JESS BEAKER returns for another AMAZING ADVENTURE. Jess and Tracy Beaker have found happiness in The Dumping Ground. Not that Dumping Ground- the children's home that Tracy grew up in- but a seaside antique shop full of treasures, along with Flo, the owner, and Alfie, their dog. Jess is looking for a fantastic new boyfriend for her mum (mostly because Tracy's awful ex Sean is back on the scene). But Jess has bigger problems of her own. She's being picked on by a local kid who's got it in for her. But when Jess uncovers the truth about her new enemy, it means big changes for the Beaker Girls... *The SEQUEL to the award-winning MY MUM TRACY BEAKER* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Praise for Tracy Beaker: `Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along' - The Daily Telegraph `This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News `[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives' - The Observer

We Are The Beaker Girls

We Are The Beaker Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Jess Beaker is having an amazing summer at her new seaside home! Jess and her mum Tracy have left the Duke Estate behind them, and have moved to Cooksea. They have new friends, their dog Alfie, and they're running an antiques shop called... The Dumping Ground! But as lovely as it is to live by the sea, trouble still seems to be following the Beaker Girls. Horrible Sean is back on the scene, a local kid is picking on Jess, and their beloved Cam isn't just round the corner anymore. Can the Beaker Girls make a success of their new life? Tracy won't go rushing back to that awful boyfriend ... will she? The totally hilarious and mega-brilliant Jess and Tracy Beaker return in this fantastic story of unconventional families, and unconditional love. Praise for Tracy Beaker: `Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along' - The Daily Telegraph `This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News `[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives' - The Observer

The Illustrated Mum

The Illustrated Mum

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

` It's like you're the mum Marigold wept. It was another game she sometimes liked to play. I decided it was my best chance of getting us home.' ******** Dolphin adores Marigold, her beautiful, vibrant mother. She's not like the other mums. She has vivid tattoos all over her body, bright hair and wonderful clothes. But Dolphin's sister, Star, feels differently. Marigold may look amazing, but living with her fiery, unpredictable moods can be hard. As much as the girls love Marigold, is she the right person to be looking after them? ******** Jacqueline Wilson's classic children's story is an optimistic, heart breaking tale about family, mental health and strong sisterly love. For fans of Tracy Beaker, The Bed and Breakfast Star and Double Act, this is a must have book for every young reader.

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Goat Goes to Playgroup

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 23/09/2019

There's a commotion in the classroom as Goat and the other animals spend the day at playgroup. The musical instruments and the dressing up box are lots of fun, but - oh dear! - Goat gets into a muddle or two. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book -- the ideal story for any child starting at, or already attending, a playgroup or nursery. Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Goat Goes to Playgroup a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, One Mole Digging a Hole, Toddle Waddle and Animal Music.

Party Pants

Party Pants

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

**Originally published as More Pants and newly reissued as a Puffin paperback, this is a laugh-out-loud, rhyming celebration of PANTS - come and join the party!** You can never have enough pants, as this exuberant celebration of lots and lots more pants proves! Giles Andreae's brilliant rhyming text and Nick Sharratt's hilarious, vibrant illustrations will delight children and adults alike. Featuring amongst others, a hippo, a limousine and a dinosaur in pants, plus a rather embarrassed farty pants, this lively picture book is guaranteed to make you giggle!

Animal Pants from the bestselling Pants series

Animal Pants from the bestselling Pants series

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

*A brand new laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling PANTS series* Baa pants, moo pants, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO pants . . . Have you ever wondered what kind of pants honey bees wear? What about iguanas? Or even piranhas? Find out in this joyous explosion of colour and silliness that will have readers of all ages laughing together - a hilarious rhyming read, from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the illustrator of You Choose.

Octopus Socktopus

Octopus Socktopus

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite octopus! Will it be the Cuckoo Clocktopus, the Scary Shocktopus or maybe even the Party Frocktopus? There's an octopus for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular Elephant Wellyphant, shortlisted for theRoald Dahl Funny Prize. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Elephant Wellyphant, Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow and Octopus Socktopus. Reviews for Octopus Socktopus: My daughter laughs beginning to end - Chemikalfaire, Toppsta A genuinely brilliant kids book - Giles Knight, Goodreads Hugely popular with the three year old. Bright, interactive, funny. - Deborah, Goodreads Perfect for sharing - BookTrust

Elephant Wellyphant

Elephant Wellyphant

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite elephant! Will it be the Fruit Jellyphant, Cinderellaphant, or maybe the stinky Rude Smelliphant? There's an elephant for everyone in this utterly original comic masterpiece. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow, Octopus Socktopus and Elephant Wellyphant. Amazon reviews for Elephant Wellyphant: So good, we bought it twice! - Raisin Bean Fabulous book for pre-schoolers - M Ely FANTASTIC BOOK, highly recommend - Sue Bell Best book ever - H Mercer

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite Moo-Cow! Will it be the Glitter-Glue-Cow or the Kangaroo-Cow? There's a Moo-Cow for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular Octopus Socktopus. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Octopus Socktopus, Elephant Wellyphant and Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow. Amazon reviews for Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow: Brilliant, entertaining and fun for the kids - Melanie I can't recommend it enough for this age range and probably abit older - Sally L All the kids want to read it. very popular and fun - NatashaEve

Pants

Pants

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

This book will have you singing, dancing and waving your knickers in the air! PANTS is a picture book with a brilliant rhyming text by Giles Andreae and lots of hilarious pictures by Nick Sharratt. As we go through the book we meet lots of different animals, people and sometimes objects each wearing a different kind of pants - every shape, pattern, colour, size and style that you can think of - and lots more besides! This is a book children will ask for again and again. PANTS - which ones are your favourite?

My Mum Tracy Beaker

My Mum Tracy Beaker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

A fantastic new story featuring a much-loved old friend, this brilliant new book from Jacqueline Wilson is packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt throughout.

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Britain's most popular artist presents a brilliantly original format that very young children will delight in time and again. The witch has hidden a trick and a treat in her magical kitchen cupboards! Which one you find depends on how you open the doors. Whether it's frogspawn or popcorn, lollipops or rabbit plops, there are hilarious rhymes to discover inside in this innovative new novelty book from Nick Sharratt. Perfect for children to read again and again, this spooky title is great not only for Halloween but all year round.

Nice Work for the Cat and the King

Nice Work for the Cat and the King

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Alas and alack! The Royal Money Box is almost empty.The king has to get a job - but what kind of job would be fit for a king? Butcher? Baker? Candlestick Maker? It takes many comical disasters, and a surprisingly helpful visit from a dragon, before both cat and king find their perfect jobs. This wonderfullyfunny follow-up to Nick Sharratt's acclaimed debut novel, TheCat and the King, is a feast of fun and glorious illustration.

You Choose Your Dreams Originally published as Just Imagine

You Choose Your Dreams Originally published as Just Imagine

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

*Originally published as Just Imagine and newly reissued as a Puffin paperback, this is the perfect imaginative book for fans of You Choose and You Choose in Space* What would it be like to be as little as a mouse; or as big as a house? Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future - YOU CHOOSE YOUR DREAMS and your own wild and wonderful adventure! This highly inventive and interactive book allows children to tell their own stories, combining new elements each time. You Choose Your Dreams is an incredible spur to the imagination and creativity, building confidence in storytelling. Nick Sharratt's intricately detailed, funny illustrations ensure that read after read, you get a brand new story.

You Choose in Space

You Choose in Space

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch? The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from 3 up to make their own stories time and again - a spectacular sequel to the bestselling You Choose - it's out of this world!

Just Imagine

Just Imagine

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2018

Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse; or as big as a house. Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future - or something even stranger... This wonderfully inventive and interactive book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time. And with intricately detailed illustrations for parent and child to pore over together, this really is a book to share time and time again.

You Choose

You Choose

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . you choose! With the help of Nick Sharratt's wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun! This is a timeless classic which children will love to return to again and again - and there's something new to find on every read!

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Are you longing for Christmas? Can't wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshmallows? Hetty Feather's festive story is bound to get you in the Christmassy mood! ---------- An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught - but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . . Full of friendship, fun and festive cheer, this beautifully-packaged hardback is complete with stunning illustrations by Nick Sharratt and fabulous bonus material featuring fun facts about the Victorian Christmas.

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Author: Kes Gray, Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Lowri Angel

Lowri Angel

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Ouch! I Need a Plaster!

Ouch! I Need a Plaster!

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

Have you ever bashed your nose? Scraped your knee? Stubbed your toe? Then this story is just for you! Come and meet Paul, Greg and Jacinta who all know how to say, 'Ouch! I Need a Plaster!' Sure to make everything better, 'Ouch!' is a fun counting book for all tree-climbers, adventurers and budding doctors everywhere. Now available as a stunning gift edition board book.

Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark ...in the fog ...with a vampire ...armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP! The funny, spooky and totally troublesome new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.

The Cat and the King

The Cat and the King

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Nick Sharratt's fabulously funny debut novel is now available in paperback. THE CAT AND THE KING tells the story of a gentle, unworldly King and his very clever cat, and is illustrated throughout in two colours with Nick's irresistible wit and humour. The cat and the King must find a new home after their castle burns down in an Unfortunate Incident with a dragon. They choose Number 37 Castle Close, and the cat introduces the King to all sorts of new experiences, from washing-up to shopping. Then danger looms when the pesky, fire-breathing dragon makes its return.

Daisy: Tiger Ways

Daisy: Tiger Ways

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book - from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends, and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants! Daisy's mum has been taken off by a herd of elephants! So Daisy does the only sensible thing: she joins a pack of tigers, and learns the `tiger way' to survive. It's not all bad. She gets to live in a cave, sleep in trees and - best of all - she doesn't need to take a bath because EVERYONE knows ALL cats are afraid of water! But Daisy can't stay as a tiger forever . . . can she? A grrr-eat story that will appeal to wild children everywhere (and the grown-ups who tame them!).

A Summer Double Daisy

A Summer Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's making lots of furry friends on her summer holiday in Spain, or trying to win a coconut at the fair, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book - from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends, and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants! Daisy is back and this time she's not just Daisy, she's 006 and a Bit, spy EXTRAORDINAIRE. With her black felt-tip moustache, dark glasses, secret spy gadgets and special spy code, she's poised and ready for action! There's just one problem: nobody can understand a word she's saying! Poor 006 and a Bit is about to abandon her mission, UNTIL a mysterious stranger with a blue moustache and purple beard pokes his head around the door . . . A hilarious story for super-sleuth children everywhere (and their super-dooper-sleuth grown-ups!).

Never Use a Knife and Fork

Never Use a Knife and Fork

Author: Neil Goddard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Hide spaghetti in your hair, Keep crisps in your underwear. Never Use a Knife and Fork is an outrageous, tongue-in-cheek exploration of mealtime chaos that will have children in stitches. Full of mischief and mess, it shows exactly what you SHOULDN'T do with food -- squish it, slosh it, squirt it, squeeze it! Rollicking rhymes combine perfectly with Nick Sharratt's trademark witty illustrations for a laugh-out-loud look at table manners.

Daisy: Yuk!

Daisy: Yuk!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book - from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends, and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants! Auntie Sue is getting married and she's asked Daisy to be her bridesmaid! But Daisy doesn't do dresses and she CERTAINLY DOESN'T DO LOVELY. She WILL wear: A football kit Scuba gear Her leopard skin suit But Mum and Auntie Sue STILL drag her to a dress shop! And everything in there is `YUK!' Can Daisy strike a deal and wear a dress that is perfect for her? A laugh-out-loud story that will appeal to cheeky children everywhere (and their extremely patient grown-ups!).

Daisy: You Do!

Daisy: You Do!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book - from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends, and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants! Daisy's Mum tells her: Don't pick your nose! You do! says Daisy! Daisy's Mum tells her: Don't slurp your soup! You do! says Daisy! EVERY TIME Daisy's Mum tells her off for a bad habit, Daisy reminds Mum of when she did the same! Daisy is certainly very observant. . . A hilarious story that will appeal to cheeky children everywhere (and their long-suffering grown-ups!).

Socks

Socks

Author: Nick Sharratt, Elizabeth Lindsay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Laugh your socks off! Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, Purple dogs with polka dots! What can you see made from socks? Kids (and grown ups!) will love this socktastic celebration of the nation's favourite footwear. Look out for sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and prepare to see your socks in a whole new light!

My First Animal Fun Sticker Book

My First Animal Fun Sticker Book

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Help Goose go through the maze to find his chocolate mousse, use your stickers to fill Mole's garden with flowers and butterflies, and play search-and-find at Goat's playgroup! With loads of animals getting up to all kinds of fun, this is an animal sticker book like no other. Packed with games, activities and hundreds of extra-large stickers that are easy for small hands to use, this book is perfect for birthdays, rainy days and holidays - a great gift for any young child. My First Animal Fun Sticker Book is a must-have activity book based on Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt's wonderful books for toddlers, including One Mole Digging a Hole, Goat Goes to Playgroup, Animal Music, Hippo Has a Hat and Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose. Also look out for: My First 1, 2, 3, Sticker Book by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt.

A Winter Double Daisy

A Winter Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Daisy's getting into double the trouble in this fantastic collection! Whether she's tracking down thieves in Daisy and the Trouble With Burglars, or starring in her school nativity play in Daisy and the Trouble With Christmas, one thing's for sure - there's always trouble when Daisy's about.

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with lots of festive fun! Including: - Brilliant Christmas stories - A classic favourite- Starring Tracy Beaker - An exclusive, brand-new story from Jacqueline - Festive puzzles - Tasty Christmas recipes - Perfect present tips - Fun Christmas facts - A guide to making your own Christmas tree decorations Merry Christmas from Jacqueline Wilson!

Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal

Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Do you have a best friend? Maybe you have a big group of them - or just one special friend, who you share all your secrets with. This pretty Friendship Journal is the perfect place to record your friendship, and it's packed with fun friendship-themed activities, puzzles and quizzes, as well as friendship advice from your favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters!

Hetty Feather Journal

Hetty Feather Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

When Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby, she is left on the steps of the Foundling Hospital in London. So begins her exciting, fascinating and utterly original story. The Hetty Feather Journal is the perfect gift for any fan, packed with fun puzzles, amazing activities, and fascinating facts. You can test yourself on how well you know Hetty's tale, learn all about Hetty's Victorian world, and write your very own life story - just like Hetty!

Wriggle and Roar! Book and CD Pack

Wriggle and Roar! Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun. Bright, bold and accessible, and with the CD story read by CBeebies TV presenter Justin Fletcher, these rhymes are packed full of noises and actions, making them perfect for joining in. Look out for more poems from Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt in Shuffle and Squelch!

What the Jackdaw Saw Book and CD Pack

What the Jackdaw Saw Book and CD Pack

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/05/2015

Features a CD which includes an audiobook read by children's TV presenter Justin Fletcher and a special video of a British Sign Language interpretation of the story. The book and CD pack has a version of the story for everybody! The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art. Featuring Nick Sharratt's bright and accessible illustrations, What the Jackdaw Saw is another beautiful picture book from the team behind Goat Goes to Playgroup and Toddle Waddle.

One Mole Digging A Hole

One Mole Digging A Hole

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Julia Donaldson's whimsical rhymes and Nick Sharratt's hilarious illustrations make One Mole Digging a Hole a delight to read out loud. With plenty to giggle at on every page, counting - or gardening - has never been so much fun!

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2015

Join in the fun at this delicious dinner party, where good manners aren't on the menu! Duck won't eat his carrots. Moth's eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the dishes. Thank goodness some of the animals know how to behave. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in this book - you've never been to a dinner party like it! Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms are perfect to read aloud, and Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make the bright and playful Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose a sure winner. Just right for toddlers! Look out for: Hippo Has a Hat, Animal Music, Toddle Waddle and Goat Goes to Playgroup.

Fancy Dress Jungle

Fancy Dress Jungle

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

All the jungle animals love wearing fancy dress - but who's hiding under each disguise? Children will love lifting the sturdy, die-cut pages to find out. Tiger has come as a cowgirl, Lion is a pop star, and Parrot's dressed as a pineapple! A brilliantly colourful follow-up to the popular FANCY DRESS FARMYARD and FANCY DRESS CHRISTMAS.

Paws and Whiskers

Paws and Whiskers

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

This special anthology features the very best stories about cats and dogs from the world of children's literature, chosen by bestselling author and Battersea Cats and Dogs Home patron Jacqueline Wilson. Includes a brand new story by Jacqueline herself, Leonie's Pet Cat, as well as extracts from treasured classics such as The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams, and from modern favourite writers such as Anne Fine and Patrick Ness. The book also features personal new pieces from many authors about their own treasured pets, with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and more. This is a collection to enjoy and share for many years. For every copy sold, a significant donation will be made to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

Jacqueline Wilson Quiz Book

Jacqueline Wilson Quiz Book

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2014

A wonderful addition to the bookshelves of Jacqueline Wilson's fans , this quiz book means hours of fun! It's full of questions about all of her bestselling books, including THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER, DOUBLE ACT and THE ILLUSTRATED MUM, and also includes questions on Jacqueline herself! Perfect for testing friends, finding answers to all the things you always wanted to know about Jacqueline, and showing off how much of a fan you are.

Jacqueline Wilson Hobby Journal

Jacqueline Wilson Hobby Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

What's your hobby? Whether it's writing, baking, running or dancing, this gorgeous journal is the perfect place to record your achievements, and is packed with puzzles, activities, and ideas for fun new hobbies to try!

Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal

Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Have sweet dreams all year round with the Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal! It's packed with puzzles, fun facts, activities and quotes from your favourite Jacqueline Wilson stories. There's space to write in it every day, plus somewhere special to record all the dreams you've had each month. And there's a special note from Jacqueline herself!

Diamond

Diamond

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield's brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond's heroine. When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?

Jacqueline Wilson Fan Book

Jacqueline Wilson Fan Book

Author: UCLan Publishing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2014

EDGE: How to Handle Your Mum

EDGE: How to Handle Your Mum

Author: Roy Apps Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

This super silly book is here to 'help' children with all mum-related problems (so add it to the basket quick, before your mum spots it in her order, erhem!) Inside you'll find highly expert* advice, from identifying mum 'types' to solving mum problems, how to identify super-mum powers and, of course, how to defend yourself against them. This hilarious handbook helps you to train your mum - frankly, before it's too late - and has some cool quizzes to test your mum-handling skills. WARNING: contains daft material that kids might actually enjoy reading. Perfect for readers aged 7+. *Written by a BAFTA award winning author, Roy Apps, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt - winner of the Nestle Book Award.

Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends

Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

A brilliant book for Jacqueline Wilson fans - a magic-8 style book of answers. Every other page features a piece of advice from Tracy Beaker or another favourite character from Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling books. Readers hold the book shut, ask themselves a question they're dying to know the answer to, then open the book at random and read whatever is on the page in front of them. Instant, magic answer!

Brog is Ad, Co leis a tha iad?

Brog is Ad, Co leis a tha iad?

Author: Sally Symes Format: Board book Release Date: 12/02/2014

Queenie

Queenie

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan - her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends - including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor...

Totally Jacqueline Wilson

Totally Jacqueline Wilson

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2013

A lavish, full-colour extravaganza - ideal as a present for any Jacqueline Wilson fan. Filled with pieces about Jacky's books, quizzes, ideas for parties, hobbies and games - and fantastic new stories from Jacqueline too. Also features a What Happened Next page, an article on how to get Jacqueline's glam look, and how to draw like Nick Sharratt. This edition with a gorgeous sparkly cover is a beautiful gift that will be treasured by her fans.

Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal

Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2013

There's nothing more exciting than a birthday party! This Birthday Journal is the perfect way to plan your own birthday, and to enjoy birthdays with all your friends. Packed with fun puzzles, tasty recipes, pretty gift ideas and a different party idea for each month, every birthday will be extra special this year!

Emerald Star

Emerald Star

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

A fantastic adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters. Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of her beloved mama, she sets off to find a real home at last - starting with the search for her father. But Hetty is no longer a simple country girl, and begins to fear she'll never truly belong anywhere. And even when she is reunited with her beloved childhood sweetheart Jem, Hetty still longs for adventure - especially when an enchanting figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Could a more exciting future lie ahead for Hetty?

Double Daisy

Double Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Get into double trouble with Daisy in this fantastic collection, featuring her first two troublesome tales: Daisy and the Trouble with Life and Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos. Trouble is, which story will you read first?

Queenie

Queenie

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2013

The brilliant new book from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, set in the children's ward of a 1950s hospital. It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan - her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends - including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor...

Jacqueline Wilson's Funny Girls Previously published as The Jacqueline Wilson Collection

Jacqueline Wilson's Funny Girls Previously published as The Jacqueline Wilson Collection

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest. SHORTLISTED FOR THE SMARTIES PRIZE AND THE CARNEGIE MEDAL THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR I'm Elsa, and I'm hoping to be a big star one day. I tell jokes all the time to try and cheer my family up. Trouble is, no-one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel . . . WINNER OF THE YOUNG TELEGRAPH FULLY BOOKED AWARD

A Boot, a Hat, Now Who Is That?

A Boot, a Hat, Now Who Is That?

Author: Sally Symes Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2012

Lift the flaps and join the fun. See if you can guess who's in disguise in this exciting board book from the Baby Walker range. Turn the pages, lift the flaps and see if you can guess who's hiding. Colourful and fun with Nick Sharratt's bold, bright illustrations, this is a simple novelty board book for the very young. With lively rhythmic read-aloud text, little children will love guessing who's hiding over the page.

Yawn

Yawn

Author: Sally Symes Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2012

Peep through the holes, follow the yawn and join the fun in this interactive bedtime board book. Sean gave a yawn and passed it on to Cat. Cat gave a yawn and passed it on to Bird. Bird gave a yawn and passed it on to... Follow the yawn and catch it yourself as you make your way up to bed.

Sapphire Battersea

Sapphire Battersea

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don't always go as planned... Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her chores to experience the delights of the funfair! But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?

The Tracy Beaker Trilogy

The Tracy Beaker Trilogy

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible, dynamic, heart-rending story. Honest.' Ten-year-old Tracy is one of the most popular and well-loved children's book characters ever created. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet feisty, funny Tracy, follow her adventures and share her hopes for the future in these three beautifully observed, hilarious and touching tales, all told in Tracy's own words. Featuring: THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER STARRING TRACY BEAKER and THE DARE GAME Plus an exclusive letter from Jacqueline Wilson about how Tracy was created!

Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

There's something Billy Bonkers doesn't want you to know. Come closer...I'll whisper it: he has to wear his sister's underpants! And whether Billy's flying round a go-kart track, chasing a very smelly dog, or finding some priceless long-lost treasure, it's not easy to explain: They're NOT MY PANTS!

The Monster Story-Teller

The Monster Story-Teller

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

One morning at school, Natalie is very bored. Then she has a big surprise - there is a tiny monster at the window, waving at her! Suddenly Natalie's day is much more exciting ...They whizz off together for some monster fun, and soon Natalie has lots of special stories to tell!

The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Dinah feels sad. Her class has gone on a school trip to see the dinosaurs at the museum, and everyone else has a tasty packed lunch - except Dinah. Until a funny new friend decides to help ...Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch - but there is an even bigger surprise in store!

You Choose: Colouring Book with Stickers

You Choose: Colouring Book with Stickers

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

A colouring-book edition of the bestselling classic which children can colour in and make their own. Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . You choose! With the help of Nick Sharratt's wonderful illustrations, Pippa Goodhart looks at a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun! There are 24 jam-packed pages to colour in and sixty fantastic full-colour stickers to stick wherever you choose. The perfect combination of fun and learning, this is a wonderful way to expand skills in literacy.

One Mole Digging A Hole

One Mole Digging A Hole

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Board book Release Date: 03/06/2011

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book. The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Rhymes by Julia Donaldson and whimsical illustrations from Nick Sharratt make One Mole Digging a Hole a delight to share out loud. With plenty to giggle at, counting -- or gardening -- has never been so much fun!

Pants and More Pants

Pants and More Pants

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

Small pants, big pants, giant frilly pig pants - you can never have enough pants, as this exuberant celebration of undies proves! Giles Andreae's brilliant rhyming text and Nick Sharratt's hilarious, vibrant illustrations will delight children and adults alike. Featuring amongst others, a gorilla, a hippo, a limousine and a dinosaur in pants - plus a rather embarrassed farty pants - this indispensible picture book omnibus is guaranteed to make you giggle!

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Who's lurking in the foggy forest? Look through the trees and guess the shapes to find out! What can that be in the foggy, foggy forest? Whether it's a fairy queen on a trampoline, three brown bears on picnic chairs, or an ogre doing yoga, children will love trying to guess what each foggy silhouette will be. Take a trip through the mysterious misty landscape - hilarious fairytale fun lies around every corner.

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2010

Pull the tabs and lift the flaps - who will be your favourite Moo-Cow? Will it be the Glitter-Glue-Cow, the Kangaroo-Cow or maybe even the Tattoo-Cow? There's a Moo-Cow for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular OCTOPUS SOCKTOPUS and ELEPHANT WELLYPHANT. A brilliantly funny novelty book from one of Britain's best-loved illustrators.

My Secret Diary

My Secret Diary

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A wonderfully written and engaging teenage memoir: read all about Jacqueline's problems with her family, her first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager; learn all about the music and books she loved, her troubled school life and her parents' difficult relationship. Written in Jacqueline's usual and inimitable style, this will be fascinating reading for her fans, and for anyone who's interested in what life in the UK was like in the fifties and sixties.

Super Daisy

Super Daisy

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing . . . there'll be PEAS . . . WITH EVERYTHING!!!! The fate of dinner-times world wide rests with Super Daisy. A super-fun , action-packed story with flaps, split pages and pull tabs. Readers will love taking control of the action: Pull a tab to reveal the HORROR of peas with pancakes, lemonade, chocolate mousse and trifle! Flip a flap to find out just how SUPER Super Daisy is. Turn the page to watch Super Daisy wreak havoc on all peas with a KER-POW, WHIZ-PING and BANG-SPLAT. With bold illustrations, and fun novelties, this book will provide hours of fun, again and again.

The Tracy Beaker Quiz Book

The Tracy Beaker Quiz Book

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Test your knowledge with the most amazing Tracy Beaker quiz book! Show off to all your friends and test them too. An interactive quiz book starring the irrepressible Tracy Beaker. Ideal for use whilst travelling on holiday, in party games or at sleepovers, this is a perfect gift for all Jacqueline Wilson fans. Contains wicked word searches, outrageous dares, Cam's Top 10 Super Reads and even a recipe for home-made burgers.

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

Author: Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

The pigs set off, and in a field They saw a heap of straw. I'll build my house of that, said one. Straw's nice and quick, I'm sure. The classic story of three little pigs and a wicked wolf, retold in glorious rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud. With flaps and surprises on every spread, this sturdy book is ideal for young children. Now in a new enlarged format including a free audio CD with two tracks. Listen to the story alone, or follow along with the book by turning the pages when you hear the chime.

One Mole Digging A Hole

One Mole Digging A Hole

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2009

All the animals are busy lending a hand in the garden in this lively numbers book! The parrots are pulling up carrots, the bears are picking pears and a swarm of bees are pruning the trees with their miniature shears. Julia Donaldson's whimsical rhymes and Nick Sharratt's hilarious illustrations make One Mole Digging a Hole a delight to read out loud. With plenty to giggle at on every page, counting - or gardening - has never been so much fun!

My Secret Diary

My Secret Diary

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2009

A wonderfully written and engaging memoir of Jacqueline Wilson's life as a teenager - her problems with her family, first love, her school life and her friends. Read extracts from her real secret teenage diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager, to build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager and her inner life. Covering issues as diverse as the songs she danced to and the way she created beehive hairdos to her troubled school life and her parents' problematic relationship. This follows on from the massive success of Jacky Daydream, her first memoir. Written in Jacqueline's usual and inimitable style, this will be fascinating reading for her fans, and for anyone who's interested in life in the UK in the Fifties and Sixties.

The Cat Mummy

The Cat Mummy

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden. Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum several years ago - but when they eventually discover what Verity has done, the whole family realises it's time to talk. A superb handling of bereavement in Jacqueline Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style, for younger readers.

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim's adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind. Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions? There are some surprises in store for everyone!

Daisy: Eat Your Peas

Daisy: Eat Your Peas

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book - from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends, and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants! Daisy does NOT like peas. And there is NOTHING that will get her to eat them. Mum says she can have an extra pudding, a chocolate factory or a space rocket with DOUBLE RETRO LASER BLAMMERS - but it just won't work! Can quick-thinking Daisy save her tea time and come up with a cunning plan to turn the tables on Mum? This wickedly funny story will appeal to cheeky children everywhere (especially fussy eaters!).

The Lottie Project

The Lottie Project

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Hi! I'm Charlie (DON'T call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do . . .

Midnight

Midnight

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will, and when a shocking secret about Will's past is revealed, things get even worse. Violet retreats further into her own fantasy world, built around the fairy characters created by her favourite author, Casper Dream. The arrival of a new girl at school, Jasmine, seems like it might change Violet's life for the better. But is Jasmine a true friend? And will Violet ever manage to break free of Will's spell?

Clean Break

Clean Break

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad - who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em. Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store - he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break - just like Em's arm?

Yo Ho Ho! A-Pirating We'll Go

Yo Ho Ho! A-Pirating We'll Go

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

I want to be a pirate.It's a pirate's life for me!I'll wear a skull-and-crossbones hatAnd sail the salty sea!Sail away with five little pirates in search of treasure and adventure . . . Dance a jig on a brig, decide how to wear your hat, discover that pirate food's disgusting, find that treasure chest and lots more - before coming safely home for tea! A rollicking and colourful collection to delight little pirates everywhere!

Dear Mother Goose

Dear Mother Goose

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Mother Goose has a good idea to stop Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall - and she helps lots of his friends too. Agony aunt Mother Goose helps Humpty Dumpty conquer his fear of falling and Little Miss Muffet deal with an over-friendly spider as well as helping a whole host of other much-loved characters in this charming lift-the-flap book. With its witty, jokey letters, it's a nursery rhyme book with a twist from an award-winning author and illustrator team.

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers

Author: Giles Andreae Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2008

Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy embarks on a life that is never boring, it's bonkers!

Kiss

Kiss

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend and, deep down, Sylvie has always believed that they'd end up married to each other. They even have a a magical fantasy world that belongs to them alone. But as they become older, things are starting to change. Sylvie would still rather spend all her time with Carl - but Carl has a new friend, Paul, who is taking all his attention. Now, Carl seems much less happy to be called Sylvie's boyfriend - and in a game of spin the bottle, he avoids having to kiss her. Sylvie can tell his feelings have changed and that their future together might not be so clear-cut after all. But can she guess at the true reasons behind it all? Touching and compelling, Kiss is a delicately handled coming-of-age tale of first love by award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Jacky Daydream

Jacky Daydream

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, family life and much more. She explores her past with the same warmth and lightness of touch that make her novels so special. Best of all, she reveals how she was always determined to be a writer; from the very first story she wrote, it was clear that this little girl had a very vivid imagination! But who would've guessed that she would grow up to be the mega-bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson? With original photographs and new illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this book is a delight for all of Jacky's fans, and a treat for any new readers too.

The Worry Website

The Worry Website

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Is anything bothering you? Problems in class or at home? Don't know where to turn for help? Log on to the Worry Website! Type in your worry and wait for the good advice to flow in. At least that's the plan when Mr Speed sets up his super-cool new Worry Website. Holly, Greg, Natasha and the rest of the class think they've got shedloads of worries. But, as they find out, sometimes the best advice comes from the most unexpected place.

Lizzie Zipmouth

Lizzie Zipmouth

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Lizzie refuses to speak. She doesn't want to talk to Rory or Jake, her new stepbrothers. Or to Sam, their dad. Or even to her mum. She's completely fed up with having to join a new family, and nothing can convince her to speak to them. Not football, not pizza, not a new bedroom. That is, until she meets Great-Gran - a member of the new family who is even more stubborn than she is . . .

The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

The Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

A hand reached out and patted Dinah on the shoulder. A large scaly hand with a spiked thumb! On a school trip to see the dinosaurs in the museum, everyone in the class has a packed lunch. Everyone, that is, except for Dinah. Until a friendly iguanodon decides to help ...Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch - and a huge surprise to come!

The Mum-Minder

The Mum-Minder

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

I'm Sadie and I'm nearly nine. Mum's a childminder, but she doesn't have to mind me. I can mind myself, easy-peasy. Lucky for Mum, because now she's got the flu, so I've got to mind her - and help with all the babies!

The Monster Story-Teller

The Monster Story-Teller

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Monster Planet, here we come! One morning at school, Natalie is feeling bored - until a tiny monster waves at her from a plant on the classroom window sill. The monster whizzes her off in his mini flying saurcer for some MONSTER FUN. Now Natalie really has some monster stories to tell. An exciting and funny adventure from the award-winning author of THE DINOSAUR'S PACKED LUNCH.

Girls Out Late

Girls Out Late

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Ellie has a boyfriend! And he's really, truly interested in her - not in her best friends, Magda and Nadine! She and oh-so-gorgeous Russell have so much in common - Ellie knows they're made for each other. If only Dad thought so too . . . While Ellie tries her best to cope with Dad's totally unreasonable curfew, Magda's dealing with her crush on a teacher - and Nadine's falling for slimy Liam again. What they need is a girls' night out - but they might get a little more than they bargained for . . . Books in the series: 1. Girls in Love 2. Girls Under Pressure 3. Girls Out Late 4. Girls in Tears

Girls Under Pressure

Girls Under Pressure

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic'. And Ellie . . . well, Ellie is just plain normal. The three girls have been best friends forever, but now Ellie is convinced she's fat, Nadine wants to be a model, and Magda worries that her appearance is giving guys the wrong idea. The pressure is on for them to change the way they look - but can they learn to love themselves, just the way they are? Books in the series: 1. Girls in Love 2. Girls Under Pressure 3. Girls Out Late 4. Girls in Tears

Girls In Tears

Girls In Tears

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2007

The girls are back - but they're not very happy! Ellie's glorious romance with Russell is teetering on the rocks. Magda's lost her pet and is desperately upset (though the others didn't even know she had a hamster!). And Nadine is fed up with the other two lecturing her about the dangers of meeting someone from the internet IRL - she thinks the guy she's chatting to online is wonderful . . . Buckets of tears are wept and hundreds of tissues are sniffled into - can the girls survive these testing times? Books in the series: 1. Girls In Love 2. Girls Under Pressure 3. Girls Out Late 4. Girls In Tears

Girls In Tears

Girls In Tears

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Ellie, Magda and Nadine are back - and, as usual, they've got all sorts of trouble with school, parents and boyfriends. This time a sneaky kiss at a party threatens to break Ellie and Magda's friendship for ever. But they both know that Nadine's about to get into big trouble with an 'Internet date' and only the two of them together can save her. Will pride or friendship come first? Get caught up in the wonderfully engrossing world of these three teenage girls and their absorbing, convincing and entertaining lives and loves.

Girls Under Pressure

Girls Under Pressure

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2007

Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic' and Ellie, well, Ellie is just plain normal. The three girls have been best friends 'forever' but now Ellie is convinced she's fat; Nadine wants to be a model; and Magda worries that her appearance is giving guys the wrong idea... They all long to change their looks and they're all under pressure!

Girls In Love

Girls In Love

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Meet Ellie and her best friends Nadine and Magda, three teenage girls just starting Year Nine with a lot on their minds - mainly boys! Told in the bright, sparky and authentic voice of Ellie, Girls in Love is a funny, frank and revealing look at their friendships, problems and heartaches that older fans of bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson will adore. Books in the series: 1. Girls in Love 2. Girls Under Pressure 3. Girls Out Late 4. Girls in Tears

The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book

The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book

Author: Steve Alton Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Follow your food on its gooey, chewy, rumble, plop journey through your body! This irreverent pop-up guide is a fascinatingly fun read for any child. It's a fantastic companion for anyone studying science at primary school level - where children are taught about parts of the body, how we grow, why humans need food, and the benefits of a healthy balanced diet. This book is stuffed with scrumptious illustrations, over 30 mouth-watering pop-ups and easy-to-digest text. Children will especially love the cover, complete with a touch n' feel slimy tongue - ew!

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Daisy: 006 and a Bit

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Daisy is back and this time she's not just Daisy, she's 006 and a Bit, spy extraordinaire. With her black felt-tip moustache, dark glasses, secret spy gadgets and special spy code, she's poised and ready for action. There's just one problem, nobody can understand a word she's saying! Mrs Pike the neighbour, Tiptoes the cat and even Gabby, Daisy's best friend, are all baffled by her spy language. Poor 006 and a Bit is about to abandon her mission when a mysterious stranger with a blue moustache and purple beard deep pokes his head around the door...

Machine Poems

Machine Poems

Author: Jill Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

In this delightful book for young children, machines rattle and bang, whirr and purr, scoot along, clutter and mutter. Machines are everywhere - from the kitchen to outer space! Illustrated with great humour by well-known artist Nick Sharratt, these poems will get every reader raring to go. Poets include John Foster, Charles Causley and Barbara Ireson.

When A Monster Is Born

When A Monster Is Born

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2007

Children will delight in this anarchic picture book from a new author, bought to dramatic life by the illustrations of the ever popular artist, Nick Sharratt. This is a witty and highly original monster read!

Alphabet Ice Cream A fantastic fun-filled ABC

Alphabet Ice Cream A fantastic fun-filled ABC

Author: Sue Heap Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A is for apple, B is for bat, C is for crocodile, camel and cat . . . Here is a unique and special alphabet book. This very simple text is about two friends, Sue and Nick, who like very different things but are still best friends. They take us through all their favourite things from ABC all the way to XYZ . . . X can mean kiss, Y is for yoghurt and yum and yuk too, Z is for zoom, goodbye, Nick and Sue!

Candyfloss

Candyfloss

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia. Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes - Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out?

The Diamond Girls

The Diamond Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Dixie is the youngest Diamond girl. She and her sisters - dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude - could hardly be more different, but their mum has always tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby, and she's convinced this one's a boy. She insists they move to a bigger place - but it's rough, dilapidated and filthy, and before they've even unpacked, Mum's gone into labour! Can the Diamond girls pull together in time for her to come home? And will anyone spot Mum's little secret but Dixie?

Secrets

Secrets

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mum she can't stand and a dad she adores, though he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the local council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather. A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls. And when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favourite writer. India hasn't got a real secret annexe like Anne Frank - but she has got a hidden attic . . .

Vicky Angel

Vicky Angel

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

'You look as if you've seen a ghost!' Jade is so used to living in the shadow of Vicky, her loud, confident best friend, that when a tragic accident occurs, she can hardly believe that Vicky's no longer around. But Vicky's a sparky girl who's not going to let a small thing like being dead stop her from living life to the full! Whether Jade is in lessons, out running or tentatively trying to make new friends, Vicky is determined to make her presence felt . . .

Dustbin Baby

Dustbin Baby

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

April knows she was abandoned in a rubbish bin as a newborn baby, fourteen years ago. Now she's happily settled with her foster mother, Marion - but there's a part of April that's desperate to know where she really came from, and who she really is. If only she could remember her real mother - or even find her . . . An engrossing, engaging and highly moving novel from the acclaimed bestseller Jacqueline Wilson.

Jacky Daydream

Jacky Daydream

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Everybody knows Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson's best-loved character. But what do they know about Jacqueline herself? In this fascinating book, discover: how Jacky played with paper dolls like April in Dustbin Baby ; how she dealt with an unpredictable father like Prue in Love Lessons ; how she sat entrance exams like Ruby in Double Act . But most of all how Jacky loved reading and writing stories. Losing herself in a new world was the best possible way she could think of spending her time. From the very first story she wrote, Meet the Maggots , it was clear that this little girl had a very vivid imagination. But who would've guessed that she would grow up to be the mega-bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson! Jacqueline Wilson takes a look back at her own childhood in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, toys, parents and much more. She explores her early years with the same warmth and lightness of touch that imbues her novels and covers such difficult issues as her parents' extra-marital affairs with delicacy. With photographs and new illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this book is a delight for all of Jacky's fans, and a treat for any new readers too.

Krazy Kow Saves the World - Well, Almost

Krazy Kow Saves the World - Well, Almost

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Krazy Kow is Jamie Fink's idea - a cow superhero with some amazing udder attachments. He's trying to make a film starring the Kow as she battles against the Dark Contaminator. But first he has to cope with a few little problems, like exploding strawberries, rampaging toddlers and hostile football fans. After this, saving the world should be a doddle!

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

When my parents split up they didn't know what to do with me . . . My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage. Mum, Dad, me - and Radish, my Sylvanian rabbit. But now Mum lives with Bill the Baboon and his three kids. Dad lives with Carrie and her twins. And where do I live? I live out of a suitcase. One week with Mum's new family, one week with Dad's. It's as easy as A B C. That's what everyone says. But all I want is to go home - back to Mulberry Cottage...

The Bed and Breakfast Star

The Bed and Breakfast Star

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

Where do baby apes sleep? In apricots! I'm Elsa, and that's one of my jokes (I tell LOTS of jokes and I'm going to be a big star one day). I do my best to cheer my family up - but no one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel ...

Bad Girls

Bad Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

Double Act

Double Act

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?

A Bunch Of Daisies

A Bunch Of Daisies

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Daisy is back! Share stories, jokes and titbits of a Daisy day for hours of reading fun. Find out how 'floppyitis' gets Daisy out of doing her chores, how she tricks Mum to get the crunchy cream biscuit at the bottom of the jar, what animals look like from underneath, colours Daisy's invented, and lots more! This fun-packed compendium is full of Daisy's usual cheeky humour and irreverent take on the world and will delight all Daisy fans.

Love Lessons

Love Lessons

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. Forced to wear Mum's odd hand-made garments and forbidden from reading teenage magazines, they know they're very different to 'normal' girls - but when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom. Sent to a real school for the first time, Prue struggles to fit in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly, young - and handsome - art teacher, Rax. They quickly bond, and Prue feels more and more drawn to him. As her feelings grow stronger, she begins to realise that he might feel the same way about her. But nothing could ever happen between them - could it?

Hippo Has A Hat

Hippo Has A Hat

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2006

There's chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree. Zebra's zip is stuck and Toad's tracksuit is far too big, but Flamingo finds a stylish bag, and Caterpillar's shoes are really cool. You've never seen a fashion show like it!

Seaside Poems

Seaside Poems

Author: Jill Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Let's do the flip-flop frolic and splash into the sea! Playing on the sand, looking at starfish, going to the funfair, imagining mermaids, or listening to the wind and waves-this book is full of poems about what children love to do at the seaside. Illustrated charmingly by Nick Sharratt, the collection includes poems by Judith Nicholls, Margaret Mahy, and Richard Edwards.

Don't Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly

Don't Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2006

A great reissuing of a classic children's die-cut picture book to tie in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006. Don't put your finger in the jelly, Nelly. You might upset a jellyphant! With a larger format and the best covers yet, this reissue will ensure the continuing longevity of JELLY, NELLY.

Mr Pod And Mr Piccalili

Mr Pod And Mr Piccalili

Author: Penny Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2005

Mr Pod lives upstairs on his own with his cat Tod. Mr Piccalilli lives downstairs on his own with his cat Millie. Wouldn't it be nice if they could meet and be friends? Well, one day the cats go missing - and they do!

The World Of Jacqueline Wilson

The World Of Jacqueline Wilson

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers

Billy Bonkers: Billy Bonkers

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2005

Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Split-Page Book

Author: Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2005

This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come the Dinosaurs!

Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars! Here Come the Dinosaurs!

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

This is the way we stomp our feet, Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! This is the way we like to eat, Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! Stomp! Chomp! Big Roars, Here come the dinosaurs! A brilliant third action rhymes book from the perfect duo of Kaye Umansky and Nick Sharratt. Following on from Tickle my Nose and Wiggle My Toes, this book focusses on the perennial favourites, dinosaurs, and boasts a whole host of brand new interactive fun rhymes about all sorts of things. Illustrated with Nick Sharratt's superbly vibrant and fantastic dinosaur characters, this will soon become a most popular book.

Wriggle and Roar!

Wriggle and Roar!

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

Whenever I'm tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here's a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson's verse jumps off the page and Nick Sharratt's snazzy illustrations add to the fun in Wriggle and Roar!

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2005

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too. With poems by the best-selling author of The Gruffalo and full of black and white illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this is a poetry collection children will treasure. Noisy Garden If tigerlilies and dandelions growled, And cowslips mooed, and dogroses howled, And snapdragons roared and catmint miaowed, My garden would be extremely loud.

One to Ten and Back Again

One to Ten and Back Again

Author: Sue Heap, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2005

A wonderful and unique look at counting and friendship. This very simple picture book is about two friends, Sue and Nick, who like very different things but are still best friends. They introduce us to all their favourite things from one boy called Nick and one girl called Sue to ten cakes for tea, and then all the way back down to one yellow moon shining in the night sky. The artwork is stunning with each artist contributing alternate pages in their own inimitable style. The deceptively simple text is perfect for children learning to read.

Goldilocks

Goldilocks

Author: Stephen Tucker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2005

The house was still and quiet For the owners had gone out. Oh, goody! giggled Goldilocks, Now I can snoop about! A traditional fairy tale, retold in witty contemporary verse. With hilarious illustrations and flaps to lift on every page, this book will entertain and amuse readers of all ages.

Girls In Tears

Girls In Tears

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2005

Ellie, Magda and Nadine are back - but they're not very happy! Ellie's glorious romance with Russell is teetering on the rocks. Magda's lost her pet and is desperately upset (though the others didn't even know she still had a hamster!). And Nadine is fed up with the other two lecturing her about the dangers of meeting someone on the Internet. She thinks her e-mail boyfriend sounds wonderful! Buckets of tears are wept and hundreds of tissues sniffled into. Can the girls' friendship survive these testing times? A superb fourth instalment in the GIRLS series, following GIRLS IN LOVE, GIRLS UNDER PRESSURE and GIRLS OUT LATE. A perfect read for older fans from the best-selling author, Jacqueline Wilson.

You Choose

You Choose

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

Imagine you could go anywhere, with anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on ...you choose! With the help of detailed illustrations, this title looks at a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun.

Daisy: You Do!

Daisy: You Do!

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2004

Daisy's mum tells her: 'Don't pick your nose! You do!' says Daisy, pointing out the time mum was picking her nose on the way to Gran's. And each time Mum tries to reprimand Daisy for a bad habit, Daisy has an example of when Mum did it, too. If you liked Eat Your Peas and Really, Really, you will love this book!

Girls Under Pressure

Girls Under Pressure

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2003

Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic' and Ellie, well, Ellie is just plain normal. The three girls have been best friends 'forever' but now Ellie is convinced she's fat; Nadine wants to be a model; and Magda worries that her appearance is giving guys the wrong idea... They all long to change their looks and they're all under pressure!

Girls In Love

Girls In Love

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2003

Magda is tall and glamorous, Nadine is willowy and 'gothic' and Ellie, well, Ellie thinks she is unattractive and boring and that no boy will ever be interested in her. The three girls have been best friends 'forever' even though they don't seem to have much in common. But one thing they all want is a boyfriend! Join the girls as they work out how to deal with all the surprises that being a teenage can bring. Sometimes sad, sometimes scary and often funny, don't miss this unputdownable and hugely popular trilogy for teenage readers by the award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Krazy Kow Saves the World Well, Almost

Krazy Kow Saves the World Well, Almost

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

Jamie's idea is chosen by the school for a project to make people think about the environment. He plans a cartoon film about a superhero and eco-warrior, Krazy Kow, who flies around the world preventing disasters and foiling the plans of the Dark Contaminator. Jamie struggles to make the film his way but the resulting chaos - abseiling cows and fake blood everywhere - causes it to be cancelled. Krazy Kow is killed off but Jamie has learnt a lot about people and has already moved on to his next film project.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Stephen Tucker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2002

Come closer, dearest, grinned the wolf, And give your gran a kiss. You never, squeaked Rid Riding Hood, Had teeth as big as this! A funny retelling of the classic fairy tale with lift-the-flap surprises.

Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2002

Cinderella's sisters were such a rotten pair, She did all the housework, They never did their share. A funny retelling of the classic fariy tale with lift-the-flap surprises. Also in this series: The Three Little Pigs Little Red Riding Hood Jack and the Beanstalk Goldilocks

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

Author: Stephen Tucker, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2002

To build a house, the third pig said, I know the thing to choose. Not straw or sticks, but solid bricks. Yes, they're the things to use. It's the three little pigs, but not as you know it! Parents and children alike will love this charming retelling of the classic fairy tale with lots of creative lift-the-flap surprises. Also in this series: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Cat Mummy

The Cat Mummy

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2002

I SOMETIMES TALK ABOUT MY MUM TO MABEL, BECAUSE MABEL DOESN'T EVER GET UPSET. Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient Egyptians, Verity decides to mummify Mabel and keep her hidden. Verity's dad and grandparents can't bear to talk about death, having lost Verity's mum in childbirth, but when they eventually discover what Verity has done with Mabel, the whole family learns that it's time to talk. A superb handling of bereavement in Wilson's uniquely accessible and enjoyable style.

My Mum's Going to Explode!

My Mum's Going to Explode!

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2001

Ten-year-old Nicholas is embarrassed by his Mum's pregnancy and worried about losing his status as an only child. Then - horrors! - Mum finds out she's expecting twins! Granny and Lancelot's lives are also turned upside down as they have to move out to make room for the babies. What with their house-hunting, Dad practising nappy changing and finding out - with the help of a water-filled balloon - what it's like to walk round with a bump, time goes by. Soon Mum is in labour and Dad's car won't start - luckily there's a pizza delivery van ready to come to the rescue!

Trouble with Animals WITH Dogs are Different

Trouble with Animals WITH Dogs are Different

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2001

In Fox On The Roof, Robert and Beth find a family of foxes living in the school loft. They try to keep it secret and feed the cubs but soon the foxes cause chaos. In Dogs Are Different, Martin's family give him an Alsatian for Christmas without really thinking about it. Rather than lose his unsuitable pet, Martin runs away with his dog. They're soon found and the police are happy to train the Alsatian as Martin is reconciled to having a smaller dog. Tom searches for the right pet in Trouble With Animals and soon learns that animals never quite do what you want them to.

The Karate Princess in Monsta Trouble

The Karate Princess in Monsta Trouble

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2001

The Karate Princess is not enjoying her honeymoon - she's bored and desperate for an adventure. Luckily her uncle, the Duke of Dork, needs some help with a rather terrifying, man-eating monster. The Karate Princess can't wait to get stuck in, but the two-headed monster is a bit of a handful, and she's soon in danger of becoming his mid-morning snack! But she outwits him in the end and her amazing karate skills save the day.

Jacqueline Wilson's Superstars

Jacqueline Wilson's Superstars

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2000

Two of Jacqueline Wilson's most popular stories together in one fantastic collection. In THE SUITCASE KID, Andy is struggling to cope with her parents' divorce: one week with Mum, one week with Dad. But all she wants is to go back to how things were before . . . Winner of the Children's Book Award In THE LOTTIE PROJECT, Charlie invents a Victorian servant girl as part of her school project. Lottie's life was very hard, but the two might have more in common that Charlie realised . . .

I'm Telling You They're Aliens

I'm Telling You They're Aliens

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2000

Rob worries about everything - being bitten by snakes to dinosaurs waiting round the corner. So when the Vorks move in across the road, he is convinced that they're aliens and that he must save the world! The only person who can help is Marsha; she may be a bit weird but she is interested in astronomy! Getting the proof they need to convince the authorities is difficult and involves embarrassing scenes at the police station, kidnap - and looking after a baby! Finally the confusion is sorted out and Rob unmasks a much-wanted burglar and becomes a hero - this doesn't stop him worrying!

Girls Under Pressure

Girls Under Pressure

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/1999

Buried Alive!

Buried Alive!

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1999

Tim can't wait to go on holiday - especially as he gets to bring his friend Biscuits along. But their trip unexpectedly becomes truly, terribly adventurous when an encounter with two local bully-boys threatens to disrupt the fun. Narrated by Tim and interspersed with revealing, illustrated extracts from Tim and Biscuits's holiday diaries, this is a wondefully enjoyable story from one of the most popular writers around that both girls and boys will love.

Pandemonium at School

Pandemonium at School

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/1999

Dullandon Primary School runs strictly by the headmaster's timetable until the day a supply teacher, Miss Pandemonium, arrives. Within a week she has everyone trying to fly in home-made helicopters, making Friendship Cake which is far too friendly, and she even persuades the head, Mr Shrapnell, to cross the swimming pool in a leaky tin tub. Mr Shrapnell thinks it's all too much to put up with but, when the school inspector praises the school for its creative work, he comes round to her way of thinking.

Buried Alive!

Buried Alive!

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1999

Tim and Biscuits are having a brilliant holiday in Wales. Life is full of icecream, sandcastles and picnics - until they meet the horrid bully Prickle-Head and his side-kick Pinch-Face. Just as they are about to despair, reinforcements arrive in an unexpected form.

Dinosaur Pox

Dinosaur Pox

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/1999

Jodie hates her life and her looks, but when she wakes up one morning as a stegosaurus things are even worse. Coping with school is impossible and when her parents take her to the doctor, Jodie is kidnapped by an unscrupulous consultant, Mr Pinkerton-Snark, who plans to exploit her to make his fortune. Jodie's younger brother rescues her from hospital and the two make a mad dash through town trying to escape. Jodie is recaptured but her brother has a brainwave about getting her back to normal and turning the tables on Mr Pinkerton-Snark. A girl again, Jodie realise that families are great, however much they may fight.

Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker

Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1998

Double Act Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever? Bad Girls Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it . . . or could she?

The Lottie Project

The Lottie Project

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/1998

A tale of two girls from different times, but with similar problems. Charlie thinks the Victorians were not at all dull, and Lottie, who is also eleven, certainly isn't. Her life is hard work, but Charlie thinks Lottie would know what to do about her mum's dreadful boyfriend and his wimpy son.

The Indoor Pirates on Treasure Island

The Indoor Pirates on Treasure Island

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1998

In this sequel to Indoor Pirates , Captain Blackpatch learns to drive because he's tired of getting wet waiting for the bus. He buys a pirate truck and takes the pirates on a camping holiday. Once there, the Captain becomes convinced that treasure is buried on a small island. The pirates go to desperate lengths, including 'borrowing' a small boy's inflatable crocodile, to reach it. Their dreams fade away when they discover the treasure is nothing but buried rubbish.

The Indoor Pirates

The Indoor Pirates

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/1997

The indoor pirates are fierce, lawless bandits, but they have one fatal weakness - they hate the sea. Confined to No. 25 Dolphin Street, they are determined to keep pirating. Their search for treasure leads them to some very unlikely places.

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1995

From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a crazy bucket race, the adventure holiday promises to be full of action. Tim has just one problem - he's hopeless at sports of any kind. Can he survive the horrors of an activity-packed week? By the award-winning author of The Suitcase Kid .

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