From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children’s books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal…
Malcolm doesn’t like animals.
Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.
The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which ..
This brand new addition to the Usborne Young Reading series focuses on animals and the roles they have played in conflict, both modern and ancient. Find out how elephants helped Hannibal attack Rome, why pigeons saved hundreds of lives in World Wars 1 and 2 and how a little donkey called Murphy came to the rescue of wounded soldiers in World War One, along with many other stories of heroism and courage. Usborne's Young Reading series was developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton Univ..
The end is nigh. Apocalypse has dawned. Everyone has gone ... everyone, that is, except for two dogs. Unbeknownst to Brownie and Apollo the world has turned to utter chaos. It is only when dinner time comes and goes, that the pair slowly begin to realise that their owners might be Gone For Good.
There's only one option - leave the comfort of their sofa and head into what's left of the world. With only their wits about them, Brownie and Apollo must find a way to survive. It's a dog-eat-dog wor..
The end is nigh. Apocalypse has dawned. Everyone has gone ... except for our heroes: Brownie, Apollo and their ragtag group of strays.
Having raided a supermarket and defeated some very mean mutts, our heroes find themselves out of food. So when they hear a rumour of a Twonkies factory, and all the Twonkies they could ever eat, they think they've won the Twonkie jackpot.
The only catch is the cat guarding the factory – and this 'cat' is MUCH bigger than any feline they've ever me..
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..
Cand se intampla ceva rau in casa in care locuieste Araminta, de obicei ea e suspecta. Insa acum nu are de-a face cu disparitia broastelor vrajitorului Barry. Insa ea trebuie sa le gaseasca si nu e deloc usor. Al treilea roman din seria "Araminta Spook"..
A cincea carte din seria Araminta Spook. Unchiul si matusa Aramintei pleaca in Transilvania, iar Araminta ramane de ziua ei singura, doar cu verisoara Matilda sa aiba grija de ea. Doar ca Matilda nu vine singura ci impreuna cu doua fantome adolescente foarte neastamparate, Ned si Jed. Vor izbuti cele doua fete sa alunge fantomele?..
Araminta Spook incearca cu disperare sa gaseasca darul potrivit pentru ziua cand fantoma ei preferata, Sir Horace, implineste 500 de ani. Autoarea a scris si best-seller-ul "Magik".Ilustratii de Jimmy Pickering. Cartea e insotita de o papusa Aramnita..
Meri Pebble, professional spy mermaid, has a new mission. She's going to be a personal assistant to the Sushi Sisters (famous for their notorious appearance on reality TV programme Catwalk Prawn, and for driving around in a submarine shaped like a giant bit of sushi). Beattie, Mimi, Zelda and Steve the talking seahorse are coming along for the ride as the least convincing glam squad ever.
Meanwhile, on land, their human friend Paris is moving from California to a castle in Scotland complete wit..
To celebrate Paddington Bear’s 60th birthday in 2018 this hilarious classic novel from master storyteller Michael Bond has been given a fresh new look. Paddington is now a major movie star!
“A bear on Paddington Station?” said Mrs Brown in amazement. “Don’t be silly – there can’t be.”
Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same… for ordinary things become quite extra..
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.
A gloriously funny and anarchic series full of wizards, queens and more than a little mudPerfect for fans of Andy Stanton, Danny Wallace and Roald DahlBeatrix the Bold is a queen. A very bold queen. And she's also only ten years old. But that's never stopped her from doing anything before, and it's not going to stop her now. She's on the run from the Evil Army AND her evil aunt Esmerelda, but she's getting closer to finding her long-lost parents, whom she hasn't seen since she was a baby. She ju..
Three favourite stories of Paddington, the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, brought together in one volume. Paddington is now a major movie star!
This special edition brings together three favourite classic adventures – Paddington Goes to Hospital, Paddington at the Circus and Paddington Goes for Gold.
Praise for Paddington’s Finest Hour:
“…a delight throughout…” Financial Times
Praise for Love From Paddington:
“…a jolly ride through the best of the Paddington tales” The Times
'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.
The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.
Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant who can stop them - the BFG. He's t..
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY STEVEN SPIELBERG, starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as THE BFG!
On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.
Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle.
But there are other giants in Giant Country: fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.
Sophie decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her..
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David’s inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field’s witty, stylish illustrations.
What if it was every day?
This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing ..
This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure: full of fun, friendship, and a large number of malfunctioning robot pets.
'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer
Boot was once a toy robot, but it has come a long way since it was scrapped and woke back up with only..
This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure, full of fun, friendship and a warehouse full of bouncy castles.
'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer
Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories..
'A delicious series that is as unexpected, as hilarious and as more-ish as any you could wish for - or grow! A true must-read for anyone who believes that a little magic, coupled with the soils of a garden, can bring forth a brilliant adventure or three' Onjali Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class
'Shepherd has created a magical series that makes eyes shine with wonder, hearts swell with warmth, and rooms fill with giggles' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade for 9+ readers!
A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap and a huge blue whale! Razi, a local fisherboy, is watching turtle eggs hatch when he sees a boat bobbing into view. With a chill, he notices a small, still hand hanging over the side... Inside is Zheng, who's escaped a shipwreck and is full of tales of sea monsters and missing treasure. But the villains who are aft..
Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it all down pat - and managing his little lightning bolt dragon Zing, too.
But he's not quite prepared for the adventure that awaits him when a huge secret is revealed about his new friend, Aura. A thrilling secret th..
The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times.'Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.' The Daily Mail'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard CurtisEnter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hun..
The first title in the bestselling series from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon.
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks & spilt water & lightning…
Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton.
After gaining five merits for his
holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill –
which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him…..
*A brand-new official companion guide to The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan!*
Mysterious incidents are wreaking havoc throughout Camp Jupiter. And if the Romans don't find out who-or what-is behind the episodes soon, the Twelfth Legion could implode.
So things are looking pretty serious.
Suspicion falls on Claudia, the Fourth Cohort's newest probatio. After all, the mischief started shortly after she stumbled into camp. Plus, she's a daughter of Mercury, the god of thieves and tricksters.
Captain Cat and the Great Pirate Race is a laugh-out-loud piratical adventure from Sue Mongredien, illustrated by Kate Pankhurst, creator of the bestselling Great Women who Changed the World.Patch is a ship's cat who lives aboard the Golden Earring. Along with her friends Cutlass the parrot and Monty the monkey, Patch frequently gets her pirate crew out of trouble – although they never realize quite how much she does to save their skins . . .In their second swashbuckling adventure, the pirate cr..
Illustrated by the bestselling author and illustrator of Great Women Who Changed the World, Kate Pankhurst, Captain Cat and the Treasure Map is a laugh-out-loud piratical adventure from Sue Mongredien, perfect for newly confident reads or to enjoy together.
Patch is a ship's cat who lives aboard The Golden Earring. Along with her friends, Cutlass the parrot and Monty the monkey, Patch frequently gets the pirate crew out of trouble – although they never realize quite how much she does to save th..
One bumper book with three times the wedgie power! Bind-up of three best-selling titles featuring everyone's favourite super-hero, including: Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2 Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers..
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making.
The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If ever..
The magical bestselling adventure book by acclaimed author Sophie Anderson. The perfect fairy-tale present for Christmas and a classic book for younger readers.
Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe...
When thirteen-year-old Olia, steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power.
Soon Olia learns that she is destined to save this land, but with time running out and her new friends and fami..
Gemenii John si Philippa Gaunt se trag dintr-un stravechi neam de djini. Pot indeplini dorinte si se pot transforma in animale. Porniti intr-o misiune secreta, sa recupereze o straveche carte de vraji, calatoresc pe jumatate din Pamant si nimeresc in ghearele teribile ale celui mai puternic djin care a existat vreodata...
Fiery magic in a land of ice! Midnight intruders and murder by snakebite sweep John and Philippa Gaunt headlong into their third fantastic adventure. In snowy Nepal, the Children of the Lamp face the ultimate test of their amazing djinn powers. Can they uncover the venemous secrets of an evil Snake Cult to find the long-lost talisman of the Cobra King? Praise for CHILDREN OF THE LAMP - 'Pure, action-packed fun' (THE TIMES)..
John si Philippa Gaunt sunt gemeni si sunt diferiti: au puteri de djini. Dar vor putea ei sa il infranga pe Iblis? Acesta a trezit din somnul lor razboinicii unui imparat mort de mult. Razboinicii sunt insetati de razbunare..
Doar gemenii John si Philippa Gaunt, descendenti ai djinilor, pot salva lumea de o straveche profetie incasa. Adanc in jungla amazoniana se intalnesc cu un vechi prieten, Dybbuk, care vrea sa deschida un portal blestemat pentru a-si recapata puterile de djin. Vor putea gemenii sa il opreasca inainte sa distruga totul?..
Everyone is welcome in Moominvalley - especially at Christmas. A beautiful, collectible and classic picture book, lavishly embossed and foiled, Christmas Comes to Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.
This is an exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the kindly Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming. The only trouble is, the puzzled Moomins have no idea who, or what 'Christmas'..
In the third sensational and side-splitting Cinders & Sparks adventure, Cinders and her companions continue their quest to find Fairyland – but the scary Hunstman is close on their tail . . . Perfect for readers of 7-9 and fans of Shrek and Frozen.Cinders, her talking-dog, Sparks, a horse called Mouse, and Hansel (who accidentally – on purpose – ate some of a witch’s gingerbread house) continue their quest to find Fairyland. But even the bravest questers get hungry, and when the quartet stop..
Everybody knows that Cleopatra is the most famous of all of Egypt's queens and that she had a nasty accident with a snake. But did you also know that Cleopatra:
Married both her brothers?
Had her younger sister killed?
Everything you would ever want to know about Cleopatra!..
Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots – and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day…
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.
Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude..
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator together in a single bumper volume with phizz-whizzing new Roald Dahl branding!In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Mr Willy Wonka opened the gates of his amazing factory to Charlie Bucket, our hero, and four repulsive children. They are Augustus Gloop (greedy), Veruca Salt (spoiled), Violet Beauregard (gum-chewer) and Mike Teavee (TV addict).Next, in CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR, Charlie and his family find them..
Support children’s emotional well being and boost happiness.
Empower children to shape their lives and the lives of others around them. This illustrated activity book helps them take practical steps towards creating their own happiness and positive self-esteem.
Full of simple, practical ideas to help children to feel confident, strong and happy
Fun activities that can be done on their own or with friends and family
Plant a seed bomb outdoors, make a happy playlist or create a recycling monster
Step into a world of wonder this Christmas with bestselling author Ben Miller and join Harrison on a magical adventure in The Boy Who Made the World Disappear.
‘Stories are often about a good person who does a Bad Thing, and this is no exception …’
Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw … He can't control his temper!
So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a par..
When a boy swaps his dad for two goldfish he does not really think through the consequences! After all, he is not the only person who can swap stuff. When the boy is told by his mother that he has to get his father back it is not so easily done. It seems that the father has a pretty high value as he has been traded by one child to the next leaving a trail that the son has to follow. Where will it all end?..
After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can't seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She's not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own..
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.
Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own..
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg?
Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' (Sun). 'Kinney is ri..
Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is out now!
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie..
Get ready, Book 12 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! Join Greg on a family holiday he'll never forget!
To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.
The funniest books you'll EVER read.
Praise for Jeff Kinney:
'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun
*The BRAND NEW laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated bestselling Wimpy Kid book!*
Big changes are in store for Greg Heffley and his family. They are making home improvements!
But with unwelcome critters, toxic mould and the walls coming down, soon Greg discovers renovations aren't all they are cracked up to be.
When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?
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