Why aren't there any green mammals?
Is eating bogeys bad for you?
Do dolphins and whales get thirsty?
Why can't you tickle yourself?
Where do astronauts put their dirty underwear?
Children make excellent scientists - they're inquisitive, keen to learn and have open minds. And they especially love to learn about all the gross stuff and all the weird facts - this book is packed full of them.
In Why Do Boys Have Nipples?, kids will discover how to extract iron from breakfast cereal; that fish co..
Tiga Whicabim is settling in to the witchy, glitzy world of Ritzy City. Peggy is Top Witch, and Tiga is enjoying life at the Brews' house with Fluffanora. But when Fran the Fabulous Fairy visits Linden House and finds Peggy has gone - leaving behind only a note to say she is 'AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES' and has left the evil Felicity Bat in charge - the girls realise something is very wrong. And then witches all across town start to disappear. Tiga and Fluffanora set out to investigate and discover a..
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.#1 Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Blue Peter Book AwardThis is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure...Once th..
The No.1 Bestselling SeriesEnter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting fantasy adventure from the author of How To Train Your Dragon.Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk.Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time is ru..
THERE IS MAGIC BEYOND THE REALWORLD . . .When Effie and Maximilian both mysteriously vanish, friends Raven, Lexy and Wolf don't know where to turn for help. Effie is in deep danger and she's running out of time. To make things worse, Raven's mother is caught up in a plot with the ruthless billionaire Albion Freake, who will stop at nothing to become invincible.Can the school-friends save Effie and Maximilian and stop Albion Freake's deadly plan, before it's too late?"A quest to create a magical ..
EVERYTHING IS MADE OF MAGIC . . .Effie Truelove and her school-friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian and Raven must use their magical skills to defeat the Diberi, a corrupt organisation intent on destroying the worlds at Midwinter.But during a visit to the Otherworld, Effie is mistaken and imprisoned for being a galloglass - a dangerous, selfish islander. Meanwhile, Lexy is threatened by the vile professor Jupiter Peacock and Wolf embarks on a perilous journey to find his missing sister.And back at sch..
The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.
'A wonderful story' Kiran Millwood Hargrave
There are stories about people who want to live forever.
This is not one of those stories.
This is a story about someone who wants to stop
Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.
Obviously no one..
Ce s-ar intampla daca ai afla ca familia ta a fost una din cele mai puternice din istoria lumii? Si ce ai face daca ti s-ar spune ca sursa puterii familiei a fost ascunsa in intreaga lume sub forma a 39 de indicii? Si daca ti s-ar da sansa sa alegi - iei un milion de dolari si iti vezi de drum sau gasesti primul indiciu? Daca esti Amy si Dan Cahill alegi indiciul... si pornesti intr-o cursa extrem de periculoasa...
Cautarea celor 39 de indicii care i-ar putea duce la castigarea unei puteri extraordinare, i-a pus pe Amy Cahill, de 14 ani, si pe fratele ei mai mic, Dan, intr-o situatie infricosatoare - au vazut o femeie murind. Iar acum sunt cautati de politia indoneziana. SUn prizonieri pe o insula impreuna cu un barbat care stie mult prea mult despre moartea parintilor lor.....
Pe Amy Cahill, de 14 ani, si pe fratele ei, Dan, i-a sustinut in cautarea celor 39 de indicii o credinta - ca ei sunt cei buni. Dar o descoperire socanta despre trecutul parintilor lor le zdruncina credinta. Iar cand Dan dispare intr-o tara cu mai mult de un miliard de locuitori, AMy trebuie sa faca o alegere - sa gaseasca urmatorul indiciu sau sa il gaseasca pe Dan...
Dan Cahill si sora lui mai mare, Amy, au crezut ca, odata gasite cele 39 de indicii care conduceau spre sursa puterii, cautarea s-a incheiat. Chiar au crezut ca au castigat. Doar incep telefoanele din toata lumea, anuntandu-I ca un grup secret, numit Vespers, ii rapeste pe Cahilli unul cate unul. Dan si Amy trebuie sa plateasca o rascumparare sau vor muri. E limpede un singur lucru - Vespers vor sa puna mana pe indicii...
Dan Cahill si sora lui mai mare, Amy, sunt hotarati sa faca orice e nevoie pentru a-I salva pe cei sapte Cahilli rapiti de sinistra organizatie Vespers. Acestia cer o harta straveche pe care cei doi nu o au. Trebuie sa o gaseasca si nu stiu decat ca nimeni nu a mai vazut-o de 50 de ani...
From the bestselling author of A PINCH OF MAGIC comes another spellbinding adventure that will take your breath away and make you believe in magic. A missing sister, a secret island and ... a sprinkle of sorcery.The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Poacher’s Pocket with a pocketful of hagstones and accompanied by a will-o’-the-wisp, it seems another ad..
A third mystery for thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly – a bold, determined heroine, and the star of this stylish new detective series.
Agatha Oddlow is on the case with yet another adventure! An assistant at the National Gallery has gone missing, but when Agatha begins investigating, she uncovers a plot bigger than she could ever have imagined. Join Agatha as she travels throughout London and into the very heart of the mystery…..
Celebritatea costa. Iar Em Watts plateste factura altcuiva. Intai, Em se trezeste in trupul extraordinar al modelului adolescentin Nikki Howard. Apoi descopera ca magnetul de barbati Nikki are cateva secrete foarte periculose. Acum fuge de un megalomaniac, Robert Stark, de fiul lui sexy si poate de insasi adevarata Nikki. Dar e greu sa dispari cand chipul tau e prezent pe toate afisele. Si singurul om care ar putea sa o ajute e indragostit de cine era ea inainte.....
A charity broker con artist has raised millions of dollars in donations, only to invest them in a form of genetically modified corn that has the power to release an airborne strain of virus so powerful it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. A catastrophe so far-reaching that it would raise millions of dollars more in charitable donations, all of which would be embezzled by one man. The antidote? Alex Rider, of course, who survives gunfire, explosions, and hand-to-hand combat with m..
This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead - this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission yet, and will reveal Smithers' ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character...
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a world where nothing is quite as it seems. There are mad hatters, cheshire cats, enormous teardrops and terrifying red Queens - but are they all just a pack of cards? Lewis Carroll's imagination takes the reader on a rollercoaster fantasy ride, through the looking glass and beyond...
Before you consider reading the second book in the new series by Lemon Snicket, the man responsible for A Series of Unfortunate Events, ask yourself these questions: 1. Have you seen the missing girl? [ ] No. [ ] Why would I tell you?; 2. Why aren't her parents worried? [ ] That's odd. [ ] Well, some parents are like that; 3. Can you read a note in invisible ink? [ ] I'm not sure. [ ] " "; 4. Is it safe to follow a suspicious woman through the streets of an empty town? [ ] Probably not. [ ] Wait..
Before you consider reading this third book in the new series by Lemon Snicket, the man responsible for A Series of Unfortunate Events, ask yourself these questions: 1. Should young children drink coffee? [ ] No. [ ] Only if they feel sleepy; 2.Are schoolchildren in danger if a barn burns down? [ ] Yes. [ ] Who owns the barn?; 3. Is something suspicious going on at the Department of Education? [ ] Of course. [ ] But learning is fun!; 4. Would you like a cup of coffee? [ ] No, thank you. [ ] I th..
Using the incredible Anatomicum as inspiration, this activity book is bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, perfect for budding artists and science enthusiasts. Activities include amazing mazes, mix-and-match brain-teasers, colouring, drawing and much, much more. With pull-out pages, readers can easily tear out their creative masterpieces to proudly display...
Following the best-selling Animalium, Katie Scott returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and animal lovers. Beautiful and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and explore their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page...
When the Cuthberts send to an orphanage for a boy to help them at Green Gables, their farm in Canada, they are astonished when a talkative little girl steps off the train. Anne, red-headed, pugnacious and incurably romantic, causes chaos at Green Gables and in the village, but her wit and good nature delight the fictional community of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and ensure that Anne of Green Gables continues to be a firm favourite with readers worldwide. Anne of Avonlea continues Anne's story...
Arianwyn has fluffed her witch’s assessment.
Awarded the dull bronze disc of an apprentice – to the glee of her arch-rival, mean girl Gimma – she’s sent to protect the remote, dreary town of Lull. But her new life is far from boring. Turns out Gimma is the pompous mayor’s favourite niece – and worse, she opens a magical rift in the nearby forest. As Arianwyn struggles with her spells, a mysterious darkness begins to haunt her – and it’s soon clear there’s much more than her pride at stake …
During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to fall-outs with her friends, town squabbles and magical mishaps, Arianwyn faces a sobering truth: she alone can find the Book, and wield its secrets … The second book in James Nicol’s enchanting Appre..
*New special film edition - includes photos of the film, an introduction from director Kenneth Branagh and a note from Eoin Colfer himself*
Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+
Join the world of Artemis Fowl, the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer.
Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century.
Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping.
Geniul criminal Artemis Fowl a convocat in Iceland un grup de elita al zanelor high-tech. Vrea sa le prezinte inventia lui care va salva omenirea de incalzirea globala. Dar I s-a intamplat ceva teribil - a devenit dragut.Si acum orasul subteran Atlantis e atacat de roboti feroce, iar dragutul Artemis nu e de folos nimanui...
Ten millennia ago, the fairy People were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the eighth family of fairies remained undefeated: the demons. But now one demon has discovered the secrets of the fairy world, and if humans get hold of this information the fairies are in BIG trouble. Only one person can prevent this disaster – teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl.
Action packed and full of humour – a must-read for boys and girls aged 10+...
Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission - and this time it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis - with Holly Short by his side - to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self . . .
Action packed and full of humour - a must-read for boys and girls aged 10+...
Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious story from Frank Cottrell Boyce: The Astounding Broccoli Boy! Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen ...But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital..
One day a collection of very old maps in found in a dusty library. They show where in the world monsters from mythology and folklore can be found. According to the notes left with them they were made by Cornelius Walters, an intrepid explorer from the 15th century. But did Walters really make these elaborate maps, or is it all a hoax? The librarian who discovered them is not certain ... and what are the strange messages in a cryptic code that Walters records in his ship's log?
Inside this won..
From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure
Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve…
“A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale… hilarious” Amanda Craig, The Times
“I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years th..
This is a fantastic epic and magical adventure story set in a beautifully realised world that's almost but not quite like our own. Barkbelly is a wooden boy, brought up by loving human parents, whose life falls apart when he accidentally kills one of his playmates and has to go on the run. His journey turns into a quest for his real home and his real mother, and takes in along the way the circus, fierce pirates and mysterious giant hedgehogs. Full of poetry, magic, and dark twists of fate, Barkb..
Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world…Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!It is 2120 and London is in ruins.The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters.And when hi..
A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really..
A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older – BLOOM is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn’t fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives…
"A riotous, original and timely reminder that sometimes rules are made to be broken." – The Guardian’s Books of the Year 2019
Sorrel Fallowfield is growing up – in a REALLY surprising way…
Sorrel Fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers co..
In this sequel to LAMENT, faeries follow James and Dee to Thornking-Ash boarding school, where James struggles with his feelings for Dee and for a dangerous faerie muse called Nuala. When Halloween plunges both Dee and Nuala into danger, James finds he can only save one. Another creepy, beautiful fantasy set in the vicious world of faerie...
Boom Splat Kablooey! is a book of brilliant (yet totally safe) explosions and experiments. Most of the ingredients can be found around the home. With detailed step-by-step instructions for each experiment, plus a geyser tube and balloons...
The 2016 offering from Big Picture Press's Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book.
From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
This beautifully illustrated book is a comprehensive, cu..
Following the incredible Botanicum, Katie Scott returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and nature lovers. Beautiful and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and use their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page...
The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country, with sparkling new cover look to tie in with later books.
Dennis was different.
Why was he different, you ask?
Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book…
Charming, surprising and hilarious – The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams’s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts..
A heart-breaking, heart-warming novel for everyone of 10 and older – this book will probably make you cry, and will definitely make you laugh.
Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has NEVER been swimming
Not ever. Not once.
But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready.
What he’s not ready for is the accident at the pool – or how it leads his mum to a sudden breakdown.
Now, with the help of friends old and new, Cymbeline..
From the No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo, and the story collection Tenth of December, winner of the Folio Prize for Fiction 2014.
Welcome to Inner Horner, a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time. But when Inner Horner suddenly shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen in residence over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites declare an Invasion in Progress, having fallen under the spell of the power-hu..
In New York lupta dinttre dou bande rivale de mafioti se incinge. Gangsterii lui Fat Sam si mafiotii lui Dandy Dan se spulbera reciproc. Fat Sam poate primi ajutor de la un singur om... Dar va putea Bugsy Malone sa salveze New York-ul? 'Of course Bugsy Malone is a great film, but it's also a great book. It reads beautifully.' (Lauren Child). Col. Essential Modern Classics...
Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.
And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television.
Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discove..