Uncover the ridiculously funny life of teachers (and some things that have nothing to do with teachers but are still splendidly funny) according to James Campbell, comedian extraordinaire. Ever wondered what teachers do when they're not in the classroom? Are they undercover detectives, champion roller-blade dancers or do they spend their evenings playing with their 576 cats?This face-achingly funny book will also teach you why you should carry an emergency banana with you at all times, how to fa..
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless ..
Written with passion and compassion, Anderson s talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book - The Daily MailEnchanting story - The Daily TelegraphThey call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from ..
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White's feud with the wicked queen.Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed "Grump") has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind.At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the best friend Grump always wanted, feeding him all the rubie..
From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school?Strictest head ÷ naughtiest boy = chaos.Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward.The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walk..
Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don't Wear Pink.When five year old Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather high up in the Alps, no one really knows how they will get on.Even though her grandfather can be fierce, Heidi loves it up in the beautiful Alps, playing with the goats and birds.But when her strict aunt decides that she must leave her mountain home, Heidi is determined to return to her happy life w..
What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a green, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favourite fairytales have been retold for a new generation.Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people wouldn't typecast him, in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess. Focused on issues including self-image, confiden..
A New York Times' Notable Book for 2013One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013Nominated for the 2014 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids!Hilda Season 1 is now on Netflix! "Luke Pearson is one of the best cartoonists working today. Hilda is utterly brilliant!" --Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile Hilda's magical, Eisner-nominated third adventure is now in paperback! Hilda and her mother have finally laid roots down in their new home in Trolberg. Pining for her magical..
When creatures bombard Hilda's house with eviction notices, she has to think twice before making their acquaintance. Come to think of it, who is this giant who only appears at midnight, and why is Hilda the only person who can see him?Now available in paperback for the first time, Luke Pearson s stories of the rambunctious and adorable Hilda are currently in television development with Silvergate Media, the production company responsible for the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit cartoons!"Hilda is now ..
Snow White is worried her seven cousins, who work in the Heigh-Ho mine, haven t come home from work. She entrusts you with the mission to find them. Fortunately, her magic mirror and your mythical creatures are there to help. Play the role of either Hocus or Pocus, solve the puzzles, choose the right paths, and collect the necessary objects and stars in order to succeed.Praise for Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm's Woods"Kid approved."--The Dice Tower"If you love reading, gaming, and magic..
Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with dead chickens. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary...
An enchanting new series for fans of OTTOLINE, CLAUDE and VIOLET AND THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT'Truly heartwarming and uplifting. I'd love to book a room there myself' Philip Ardagh'Hotel Flamingo is bursting with charm, friendship and fabulous characters!' Laura Ellen Anderson'Five stars for Hotel Flamingo!' Harriet Whitehorn'A delightfully sunny new series' Polly Faber'Crammed full of characterful animal illustrations with accents of zinging pink, this flamboyant early chapter book is a splendid,..
Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- But does Louis really want to be ignored? A truly contemporary tale with characters kids will recogniz..
The story of one dog's attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon. Cosmo's family is falling apart. And it's up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There's only one problem. Cosmo is a Golden Retriever. Wise, funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte's Web meets Little Miss Sunshine - a moving, beautiful story, with a wonderfully unique hero, from an incredible new voice in middle grade fiction - perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead a..
Winner of the 2019 STEAM Children's Book PrizeNominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie MedalShortlisted for the 2019 Leeds Book AwardsHow do you know you really exist? It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws o..
The Mortal Word is part of Genevieve Cogman’s witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, which can be enjoyed as part of a sequence or as standalones.
A corrupt countess. A spy in danger. And an assassin at large.
Peace talks are always tricky . . . especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This murder rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae, so Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. In a version of 1890s Paris, Irene and her detective frien..
This middle-grade graphic novel series makes YOU the hero of a fantasy quest--pick your panel, find items, cast spells, defeat enemies, solve puzzles, and play through new storylines again and again! Step inside a steampunk re-imagining of nineteenth-century Paris, where magic and machines exist in harmony. The Eiffel Tower--a secret weapon built with magic--is almost complete, but the crystals that power the structure are missing! Find the hidden crystals and survive your dangerous mission.HERE..
Now a major CBBC TV series. Joe All Alone won the Children's BAFTA award for Best Drama. It was also nominated for an Emmy and two other Children's BAFTA awards: Director and Young Performer.Home Alone meets Jacqueline Wilson - a heartwarming, humorous, issue novel for 10+ readers about a young boy left home alone.When thirteen-year-old Joe is left behind in Peckham while his mum flies to Spain on holiday, he decides to treat it as an adventure, and a welcome break from Dean, her latest boyfrien..
While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can ..
When Jim Lad and his Dad discover a treasure map inside an old bottle, they set sail to find the mysterious island. Only to end up in the belly of the dastardly Pirate Cruncher! Can Matilda, Grandpa and the rest of the Jolley-Rogers rescue them before it is too late? Or will they end up trapped there forever? Expect adventure, laughs and perhaps an almighty sneeze.....
"In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas Eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which is made into a scarf just right for a mouse"..
The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT'Outrageous capers' GUARDIANSHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZEA TOM FLETCHER BOOK CLUB PICKMurph Cooper has a problem.His new school is top secret, and super weird. His classmates can all fly or control the weather or conjure tiny horses from thin air. And what's Murph's extraordinary skill? Um, oh yeah - he hasn't got ..
The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris SmithNot all heroes have superpowers.Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place. But being a hero is about to get a whole lot harder ...Far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain has broken a thirty year silence. His first words?'Bring Kid Normal to me!'Praise..
The third book in the bestselling, award-winning, laugh-out-loud funny KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris SmithPraise for KID NORMAL:'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT'Outrageous capers' GUARDIANYOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you?Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge.But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no..
Funny and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations tell tales from the challenging yet defining growing-up years of Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and 12 other brilliant scientists.
Every great scientist started out as a kid. Before their experiments, inventions, and discoveries that changed the world, the world's most celebrated scientists had regular-kid problems just like you. Stephen Hawking hated school, and preferred to spend his free time building mo..
In the School of Knighthood, Captain Karinka trains her students to make them worthy of the elite royal guard, and you do pretty well! So the king entrusts you to carry a message of utmost importance to the leader of the neighboring country. But traps and enemies await! Forge your weapons, win points, be victorious in battle, and advance through the levels to become strong enough to see your mission to a successful end.
"[Takes] you on a journey like never before."--BioGamer Girl..
Fairy tales are just the beginning.
The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him . . . except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.
With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: he possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a ..
Everyone in the Yorkshire town of Greenall Bridge knows Lassie, the prize collie of miner Sam Carraclough and his son Joe. But when the family falls on hard times, Sam is forced to sell his dog to the Duke of Rudling, who takes her hundreds of miles away to his estate in Scotland. Undeterred by the distance and driven by instinctive love, Lassie escapes from her new owners and embarks on an epic journey to be reunited with her young master Joe. Will she overcome the hardships of the long journey..
Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don't Wear Pink.When wealthy Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, she is determined to settle in and make friends.Charismatic and popular, with a big heart and a love of storytelling, she seems to be succeeding.Her father always said she was a Little Princess, and she knows exactly what it means to be a princess: to be kind, understanding and polite..
Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don't Wear Pink.Now a major new movie, starring Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl StreepMeet the March Sisters:· Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love.· Then there's tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer.· Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first· Finally there's Amy, the youngest and most precocious.Even though money is short, times are tough and their father i..
Nominated for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie MedalThe Times Children's Book of the Week"If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you."Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows. As time plays tricks, can Charlie solve this mystery and find a wa..
The first in a funny and magical new middle grade series from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Do you believe in magic?
Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and he finds himself alone and in danger from dastardly carnival ring leader, B.B. Bosso. He could really use some magic now . . .
A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr Dante Vernon leads Carte..
The third magical book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris!
Theo Stein-Meyer loves being part of the Magic Misfits. Armed with his trusty violin bow, he completes the team with his levitation skills, unflappable calm, and proper manners. But when a girl named Emily begins to spend time with the group and the other Misfits grow suspicious, Theo is surprisingly drawn to her. She seems to understand the pull he f..
An exclusive edition of the second book in this number one bestselling series, featuring a new short story inside - Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo. Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a habit of misplacing his weapon - which happens to be the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. Magnus Chase and his friends must find it, fast. If they don't, the mortal worlds will be defenceless against an onslaug..
Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep…
Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy – especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma’s parents twelve years ago, a..
Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal.Winner of the Brilliant Book Award.Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2017 and the Amazing Book Awards.An extraordinary novel for anyone who's ever been curious.When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie's mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a box, his mum's computer and a rotting banana,..
'James Patterson is the Einstein of fiction and has solved the equation for storytelling: Adventure + Science = AWESOME!' Tom Fletcher'Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure ... this book is brilliant!' Tim Peake, astronautJames Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children – with the first and only children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.Max Einstein is a typical 12-y..
A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters - be they good, bad or somewhere in between.It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby's first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters come into being .This is the story of a creature who is both strange and unique. When he hatches down in the vast underground lair where monsters dwell, he looks just like a human boy - much to the disgust of everyone watching. Even the grumpy g..
Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world – or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully. If that isn’t incredible enough, now Moss has decided that Roger is the perfect human companion for his daring quest to defeat the dwarves’ arch-enemy Leatherhead Barnstorm and his horrifying horde of monstrous (but very polite) gorefiends. If Roger doesn’t help Moss, the world as we know it will be destroyed by o..
A brand new young fiction series by TV broadcaster and intrepid explorer Ben Fogle, inspired by his real-life animal experiences…Co-written with best-selling children’s author Steve Cole and illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white illustrations by Nikolas Ilic.You can always count on Mr Dog to help an animal in trouble…When a mother rabbit is captured in a trap, he ends up playing bunnysitter…But someone wants rid of All the rabbits, not just this one, and time is running out for M..
"Mr. Lemoncello is going live with a brand-new televised BREAKOUT game! Discover what James Patterson calls ""the coolest library in the world"" in the fourth puzzle-packed adventure in Chris Grabenstein's New York Times bestselling MR. LEMONCELLO series! Greetings boys and girls, gamers of all ages--are you ready to play Mr. Lemoncello's BIGGEST, most dazzling game yet?! After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and LIVE across the nation on the world f..
#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure!
On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!
Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about fam..
Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Louis and his best friend Maddy are horrified. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . . and ..
NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORYReturn to the magical world of Nevermoor, where Morrigan Crow's adventures continue - a perfect gift for all young readers.'An extraordinary story full of magics great and small' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARSMorrigan may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has on..
A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.A world of magic is only a whisper away…Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive…Perfect for fans..
'A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small.' Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and comedian 'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh, bestselling author 'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone, bestselling author of Sky Song and Everdark'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour ... irresistible' Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writerJackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about t..
'Welcome back to the Nothing to See Here hotel - where we have complimentary weirdness in every room and hilarity is available twenty four hours a day' Frank Cottrell Boyce The second book in this fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler and the wonderful Steven Lenton! Having just saved the hotel from a goblin prince, Frankie Banister and the guests are looking forward to enjoying themselves and celebrating the summer holiday of Trogmanay! But when a snow storm blows in (comp..
Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures run by Frankie Banister and his parents.‘Exuberant story and witty illustrations, this is my kind of book!’ Chris Riddell‘Giggles guaranteed’ Nick SharrattFrankie Banister and his family are preparing to celebrate Grandad Abraham’s 175th birthday – an occasion that’s going to be even more HONKHUMPTIOUS now that Abe’s ghost has showed up! When the unexpected spook reveals a secret UNDERWATER wing of the hotel that’s been hidd..
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author.Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of ‘book wandering’ – crossing over from ..
Following the incredible Planetarium, Chris Wormell returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and space 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...
Welcome to Planetarium.
This museum is open all hours. It will take you on an incredible journey through the Solar System and beyond, towards the most distant objects in space. So how big is the Universe? How did it start and when will it end? What exactly is a black hole? And are we really alone in the Universe?
With specially written text for younger readers, step inside to explore the marvellous wonders of the Universe...