A Girl Called Justice: Book 1

a girl called justice book 1

Missing maids, suspicious teachers and a snow storm to die for… For a fearless girl called Justice Jones, super-smart super-sleuth, it’s just the start of a spine-tingling first term at Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. For fans of Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine and Enid Blyton. When Justice’s mother dies, her father […]

The Amazing Edie Eckhart: Book 1

the amazing edie eckhart book 1

Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I’m eleven years old. I’m a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It’s never really bothered me because I’ve never known anything else. Edie Eckhart is Excited with a capital E to start secondary school […]

The History of the Computer

the history of the computer

Explore the fascinating history of the computer, and the people who made them, in this beautifully illustrated guide for children by bestselling author and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky. Computers make our lives easier in so many ways – they help us do our work, get directions, check the weather, exercise, shop and understand what’s happening around […]

The Book of Bok: One Moon Rock’s Journey Through Time and Space

the book of bok one moon rocks journey through time and space

First man on the Moon Neil Armstrong reveals the adventure of the first Moon landing, and how the Earth and the Moon came to be, in this unique non-fiction picture book. A young boy sits up in bed and gazes at the distant Moon through his window. He wonders if, one day, a human will […]

Space Explorers: 25 extraordinary stories of space exploration and adventure

space explorers 25 extraordinary stories of space exploration and adventure

A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure. Do you know the true story of … *The first astronauts to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn’t been for a felt tip pen that saved them? *The ‘human computers’ that launched NASA’s first rockets into […]

The Big Picture: Living Habitats

the big picture living habitats

This series of stunning illustrated texts demonstrates the stories behind some of nature’s greatest phenomena. In ‘Habitats’, find out about the most extreme ecosystems from around the world, and the weird and wonderful things that exist within them. With contents covering diverse environments and their inhabitants, from the gargantuan trees of the temperate rainforests to […]

Oi Aardvark!

oi aardvark

The team behind the bestselling favourite OI FROG! is back with another hilarious picture book that is guaranteed to get little ones laughing out loud. Join in with the fun and silliness, and meet a whole host of crazy creatures from aardvarks to zebras, along the way. The perfect riotous read for all OI! fans […]

The Bright and Bold Human Body: The Digestive System

the bright and bold human body the digestive system

Use eye-grabbing diagrams to help you to discover the human body in glorious technicolour! With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Digestive System takes a vibrant look at journey of food through our bodies. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

your brilliant body your growling guts and dynamic digestive system

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the digestive system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body – for example – Your tongue print is just as unique as your fingerprint! – then goes […]

Human Body, Animal Bodies: Muscles and Movement

human body animal bodies muscles and movement

A visually playful body and animal book! Learn all about animal and human movements and muscles, the similarities and differences. From muscles, bones and exoskeletons to running, jumping swimming and flying, explore how humans and animals move and use their muscles. The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the […]

The Bright and Bold Human Body: The Skeleton and Muscles

the bright and bold human body the skeleton and muscles

An adult has 206 bones and more than 650 muscles in their body, and each one has an important role to play. This book explores how the skeleton and muscles have multiple jobs within our body, from protection and structure to movement and blood production. Mind-boggling facts (for instance, you will grow around seven skeletons […]

The Bright and Bold Human Body: The Heart, Lungs, and Blood

the bright and bold human body the heart lungs and blood

There are trillions of cells in our bodies, each one needing oxygen to survive. This book explores how the heart, lungs and blood work together to supply oxygen to the rest of the body. Mind-boggling facts (for instance, your blood vessels are long enough to stretch around the world two and half times!), and clear […]

The Bright and Bold Human Body: The Reproductive System

the bright and bold human body the reproductive system

The Reproductive System takes a vibrant look at where we all come from. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children age […]

Get Into Science: The Five Senses

get into science the five senses

This first science book exploring the science behind the five senses provides a great foundation for scientific knowledge. From sight and hearing to touch, smell and taste, the book has clear information, fun illustrations and plenty of interactivity from challenges to think about and activities to try. It also has lots of facts about animal […]

Healthy Me: Exercise and Play

healthy me exercise and play

Why do I have to exercise? Why is it fun to play? The answers to these and many other questions about exercise and play can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topics of fitness and fun are complemented by charming and humorous illustrations. This book is designed for children to begin to […]

Healthy Me: Keeping Clean

healthy me keeping clean

Why do I have to wash? What’s wrong with biting my nails? Why can’t I pick my nose? Why can’t I wear the same socks each day? The answers to these and many other questions about hygiene can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of keeping clean is complemented by charming […]

Healthy Me: Resting and Sleeping

healthy me resting and sleeping

How much sleep do I need? What happens when I sleep? Why do I dream? Will screen time affect my sleep? Why should I rest? The answers to these and many other questions about resting and sleeping can be discovered in this lively and informative book. The topics of fitness and fun are complemented by […]

Healthy Me: Eating Well

healthy me eating well

Why should I eat fruit and vegetables? What’s wrong with chocolate and crisps? What are proteins and carbohydrates? The answers to these and many other questions about healthy eating can be discovered in this lively and informative book, where the topic of healthy eating is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations. This book is designed […]

How to Build an Orchestra

how to build an orchestra

Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments with this beautifully illustrated book, produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra. This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra. With accompanying CDs and downloadable music, follow our conductor on his journey and discover […]

The Diddle That Dummed

the diddle that dummed

A laugh-out-loud musical story full of hilarious word play and silliness from the author of Oi Frog! , brilliantly illustrated by Fred Blunt. Flinty Bo Diddle is writing a tune for his fiddle. All his diddles have lined up nicely – except for one who keeps going DUM, right in the middle! No matter what […]

The Genius of The Benin Kingdom: Clever Ideas and Inventions from Past Civilisations

the genius of the benin kingdom clever ideas and inventions from past civilisations

Which genius ideas and inventions began in the Benin Kingdom? What did the people of the Benin Kingdom develop that we use to this day? Find out how a collection of separate villages and communities grew into a strong, united kingdom and developed a network of successful trading relationships. Discover the brilliant developments in town […]

Explore!: Benin

explore benin

Benin was an important kingdom in West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out about Benin’s magnificent capital city, the objects that Benin traded with Europe and their intricate bronze plaques and statues. Read about food and farming, armies and weapons, the life of a craftsman and how to make a leopard statue! […]

Explore!: Early Islamic Civilisation

explore early islamic civilisation

Early Islamic civilisation spread across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia in the 7th and 8th centuries CE, forming a massive empire. Find out about the birth of Islam, amazing inventions and trade across the empire. Read about weapons and war, the city of Baghdad, the life of a scribe, science and medicine and […]

Great Civilisations: The Maya

great civilisations the maya

Mayans looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a sacrificial pyramid or objects as beautiful and complex as the Mayan calendar, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in ancient central America and how the civilisation in which they lived really […]

Facts and Artefacts: Mayas and Incas

facts and artefacts mayas and incas

The Mayas and Incas were skilled builders, artists and inventors, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought […]

History in Infographics: The Mayans

history in infographics the mayans

History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core […]

The Ancient Olympic Games

the ancient olympic games

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece to discover the origins of the Olympic Games. Bright, bold and dynamic artwork bring to life the origins of the Olympic Games. Find out about the legend behind the games, the original events and the excitement that filled Olympia during the Olympic Festival. See how the competitors used […]

The Genius of the Anglo-Saxons

The Genius of The Anglo-Saxons

Which innovative ideas and inventions began with the Anglo-Saxons? Find out how the Anglo-Saxons farmed their land, built their houses, and organized their society. Discover how their brilliant developments in defense, law, language, and storytelling still influence the way we live today.

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup

yesterday crumb and the storm in a teacup

The first in a new fantasy series for readers aged 8-12, about a girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. With adventure and magic in every teacup, this is perfect for fans of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency and Starfell. Yesterday Crumb is no ordinary girl. She was born with fox ears that have […]

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits

rabbit and bear

Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can’t sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that’s better than Bear’s. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to […]

If…: A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

if a mind bending way of looking at big ideas and numbers

If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.’ Some things are so big or so old that it’s hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at […]

The Element in the Room

the element in the room

Did you know that without the ‘lead’ in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements – and from aluminium to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home! Packed with Lauren Humphrey’s quirky illustrations and written by the […]

We Love Festivals: Chinese New Year

we love chinese new year

An ideal introduction to the celebration of Chinese New Year for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes how Chinese people prepare for New Year by cleaning their house and having their hair cut. It shows how people around the world scare the monster Nian away with fireworks and watch […]

Which Way to Anywhere

which way to anywhere

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once comes an out-of-this-world new adventure … K2 O’Hero is a seemingly ordinary boy – after all, he and his twin sister Izzabird have been sworn to keep their family’s magical history a secret. Not even their infuriating stepsiblings, Theo and […]

Horrid Henry: 12 Stories of Christmas

horrid henry 12 stories of christmas

Number one for fiendish fun! On the first day of Christmas Horrid Henry gave to me …. 12 festive stories! Count down to Christmas with Horrid Henry and friends in this bumper collection of festive stories! This book contains twelve of Henry’s most mischievous winter tales about swapping Christmas presents, sabotaging school plays, ruining Christmas […]

Indigo Wilde

indigo wilde

Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the magical creatures who live at Jellybean Crescent. When a highly dangerous new arrival goes missing, the race is on to catch it before disaster strikes … A wonderfully wild new series for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Fang. *Winner of the […]

I Love the Seasons: Autumn

autumn book

Young children can explore and discuss the season of autumn with this beautiful non-fiction picture book. Very simple text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong art-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers. It also features questions to encourage readers to relate the information to their own experiences.

The Big Freeze

the big freeze

Shama and Bahama Llama can’t wait for winter – skating, snowballs, hot chocolate . . . and best of all, the Winter Woolly Party! But when The Big Freeze suddenly arrives they discover that their jumpers are in a sorry state! Cue a major panic as everyone sets out on a wild race to Granny […]

I Love the Seasons: Winter

I love the Seasons Winter

Young children can explore and discuss the season of winter with this beautiful non-fiction picture book. Very simple text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong art-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers. It also features questions to encourage readers to relate the information to their own experiences. It is part of […]

A Superhero Like You

a superhero like you

A celebration of incredible key-workers by Dr Ranj, presenter of CBeebies series Get Well Soon, resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning and front line NHS paediatrician. Lily knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up: a superhero! But she’s not interested in being a silly superhero. She doesn’t want to wear her pants outside her trousers! Lily wants […]

Ten Little Superheroes

ten little superheroes

Count along with the Ten Little Superheroes in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! Ten Little Superheroes are on a mission to save the city … But do they have the super-powers to defeat evil villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Superheroes is perfect for sharing […]

Katie and the Dinosaurs

Katie and the dinosaurs

Come on a magical dinosaur adventure with Katie in this classic picture book. When Katie visits the Natural History Museum with Grandma, she finds a mysterious door… and steps back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Katie helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has […]

Cats React to Science Facts

Cats React to Science Facts

Share in the wonderment of science with a crew of crazy cats and measure your amazement, awe and disgust alongside their furry feline faces! Like every topic, science becomes more interesting when cats are involved. Cats React to Science Facts is an engaging and fun way to understand the world of science. It’s just purrfect! […]

Planet Omar: Ultimate Rocket Blast

Planet Omar: Ultimate Rocket Blast

Welcome back to Planet Omar! The fifth book in Zanib Mian’s laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illustrations. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid. Omar and his friends are taking part in a national rocket building competition. With a little help from Omar’s scientist mum and dad and some fart power too, they […]

Toys and Games

Ways into History: Toys and Games looks at toys from the past and today, and explores how these have changed over time. It also studies how toys are made. It includes a timeline of some famous toys made in the 19th and 20th centuries at the back of the book. In the Ways into History […]

Stanley’s Stick

Stanley’s Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents – glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley’s stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley’s options are endless – he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur – and […]

Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!

stomp dinosaur stomp

A rhythmic, read-aloud picture book. Perfect for little dinosaur fans! Mighty Tyrannosaurus loved stomp, stomp, stomping. Gigantic legs striding, enormous jaws opening… So stomp, Tyrannosaurus, stomp! Meet a different dinosaur on each page, in this bright, bold picture book. Just right for sharing together. Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining […]

Wild Ideas

A beautiful, non-fiction picture book challenging children’s preconceptions and showing them they can learn from animals. Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it’s weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish or leaping boldly into […]

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Jessica Jenkins is missing . . . Jessica Jenkins has always thought she was a perfectly ordinary girl, until the day that part of her arm vanishes in the middle of a Geography lesson! Her best friend Izzy is determined to help Jessica realise what a great opportunity the power to turn invisible could be, […]

Claude On Holiday

Come with Claude on a smashing adventure! These waggy tales are perfect for new readers, with illustrations on every page. As seen on TV – Claude is the star of his very own TV show! Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. […]

Charlie and Lola

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about fussy eating. Perfect for difficult dinner times! Lola will not peas. In fact she won’t eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots […]

Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!

stomp dinosaur stomp

A rhythmic, read-aloud picture book. Perfect for little dinosaur fans! Mighty Tyrannosaurus loved stomp, stomp, stomping. Gigantic legs striding, enormous jaws opening… So stomp, Tyrannosaurus, stomp! Meet a different dinosaur on each page, in this bright, bold picture book. Just right for sharing together. Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining […]

Ghostcloud

Catch the wind. Find your freedom. A riveting, magical adventure set deep underneath a richly reimagined London for 9+ readers. Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke’s life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can’t. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who […]

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island

The Famous Five told as a graphic novel for the first time ever. Ideal for anyone who loves Tintin, Asterix or Dogman. All the fun, danger and excitement of the original books, in a fast-paced format for fans old and new. Brilliantly retold, designed and illustrated by a talented father-and-son team of graphic novel experts. […]

Claude: Comic Capers

Meet Claude – the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Join Claude and Sir Bobblysock and all their Pawhaven friends in their first ever comic book! Featuring four of their most thrilling adventures from the hit TV show. Will Claude find […]

You Don’t Have to be Loud: A Quiet Kid’s Guide to Being Heard

A shy kid’s guide to thriving in their own (quiet) way. Do you sometimes feel afraid of talking in front of people, making a mistake or saying the wrong thing? While everywhere else you look there are loud, confident people? You’re not alone. Ben Brooks also grew up as a shy child (so much so […]

Paper Boat, Paper Bird

A stunning new story from the bestselling, prize-winning David Almond, unfolding the magic of the everyday. Mina, from the unforgettable Skellig and My Name is Mina , journeys to Japan and discovers the wonders of the world around her. Kyoto, Japan. Mina is on a bus. Everything is strange and beautiful. Mina watches as a […]

Spark

In a world struggling to exist, only the strongest will survive. The explosive, action-packed new adventure from the award-winning author of Kick and Pop! Ash has always lived in Last Village, lonely since the day his father left and never came back. The world is unbearably hot, water is drying up, and life is hard. […]

A Turtle’s View of the Ocean Blue

Dive into this stunning guide that explores the underwater world, its wildlife, the challenges it’s facing and how you can help to protect it. Join your sea turtle guide as you navigate every inch of our oceans, from the sunlit surface to the deepest, darkest depths. This beautiful book will help you explore the five […]

The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody

Have you ever thought what it might be like if you were famous in the future? A brilliant adventure for fans of Ross Welford – a story about friendship, courage and embracing our talents even when they make us stand out. On the day Alex was born, crowds surrounded the hospital. On her first day […]

The Lion Above The Door

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class , comes an incredible story about missing histories and the concept of a universal family, told with humour and heart. Leo and his best friend Sangeeta are the odd ones out in their school. But as Leo’s […]

Scribble Witch: Notes In Class

Welcome to the new magical series about a girl and her secret scribble witch, guaranteed to make 7-9s laugh out loud. When Molly’s best friend announces that she’s moving to a new school, a blue Wednesday becomes the Worst Wednesday Ever. That is until some unexpected magic brightens up Molly’s day. Notes, a tiny paper […]

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

Pack your suitcase for a magical adventure! Perfect for fans of The Train to Impossible Places and Pages & Co. At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside . . . When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel […]

The Night Bus Hero

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class , comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. ‘The boy’s an absolute menace.’ ‘He’s a bully. A lost cause!’ ‘Why can’t he be more like his sister?’ I’ve been getting into trouble for as long […]

The Lost Magician

If you can imagine it, it exists… somewhere.’ A spellbinding adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy. 1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world […]

When Secrets Set Sail

Secrets from the past are the keys to the future…if two children can find them. Bold adventure, timely themes and breath-taking writing from award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari. Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away. Then straight-talking Imtiaz arrives – her new adoptive sister – and the two girls clash instantly. They both […]

Amazing

A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing – just like everyone else! A celebration of friendship and being yourself with a positive message about celebrating diversity. The perfect platform to start conversations about the importance of understanding […]

The Star Outside My Window

I’ve always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don’t want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones – the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they’ve left […]

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior – but today she will learn to be a hero. The mythical beasts she loves to draw have come to life, and she is the only one who can defeat them. A middle-grade fantasy inspired by Hindu legends about anxiety, creativity and finding your own […]

Spreading My Wings

A touching story about being proud of who we are and embracing our differences, written by TV star Nadiya Hussain. I am a boy, and this is Rayf, my bird. Rayf is my friend. On his first day of holiday camp, a little boy arrives with his bird best friend perched proudly on his shoulder, […]

A Superpower Like Mine

An empowering story about seeing the best in others and yourself, from Dr Ranj, bestselling author and the nation’s favourite doctor. Femi has SUPERPOWERS! But not the superhero kind – she can’t really fly or turn invisible. Femi’s dad says she has lots of superpowers on the inside that make her special. From kindness to […]

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams

Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty. First in a comic, heart-warming illustrated series, for 7+ fans of The Nothing to See Here Hotel and Charlie Changes into a Chicken . Limpet’s mum is opening an ice-cream shop, full […]

The Mystery of the Whistling Caves

When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring holiday ever. But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle – and the amazing whistling caves. Legend has it that when the caves […]

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastophe

Toto is no ordinary cat. After months of keeping London safe from notorious animal bad guys, Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world’s most famous music festival – Catstonbury! But a villain has a dastardly plan to hypnotise the crowd when a world-famous band is on stage, turning them into […]

The World of Norm

The first hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself about to pee in his dad’s wardrobe. Why on earth did Norm’s family have to move, anyway? In their old house, he’d never tried to pee in anything other […]

First Term at Malory Towers

For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton’s best-loved boarding school series. In book one, new girl Darrell is two terms behind her classmates and feels out of place and alone. Soon, however, Darrell makes friends as […]

The Wizards of Once

This 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 there was Magic, and the Magic lived […]

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

the squirrels who squabbled

Two greedy squirrels learn to share, in this hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the […]

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Legend of the Wildcat

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait for you to join her on her FIFTH ninja adventure! From one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters. Toto’s brothers, Silver and Socks, and their best friend Catface have just been made Deputy Ninja Cats! But while celebrating, they accidentally break a boat belonging to a very […]

What About the Tooth Fairy

what about the tooth fairy

Santa has Christmas, Cupid has Valentine’s Day and the Easter Bunny has . . . well, Easter! But why doesn’t the Tooth Fairy have a special day of her own?! Everybody knows the Tooth Fairy is the best in the business. But although she loves her job, sometimes she can’t help but wonder why she […]

Starwhal

Meet Starwhal, the narwhal with sparkle-tastic powers! In this magical mermaid adventure. Millie the mermaid has come to the Magic Pet Shop. And she’s in luck. There’s a brand-new, super-special pet for sale … Starwhal! A narwhal with the power to make anything sparkle and shimmer. Millie is over the moon with her new pet. […]

Six Dinner Sid

Sid is a cat who is addicted to having six meals a day and glories in this lifestyle. Manipulative, persuasive and a charmer he has wrapped everybody round his little paw – each owner believes that Sid belongs to them only . . . until the day he is found out!

Dr Ranj Brain Power

Discover how to train your brain and become the best you can be in this empowering and inclusive guide by the nation’s favourite doctor, Dr Ranj. If you want to learn how to make the most of YOUR brain, this is the book for you. It doesn’t just explain how the brain works. It’ll teach […]

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor – the start of a fantastical children’s series. Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks – and, worst of all, the curse means that […]

How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup’s father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne – but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a […]

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero – Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. It has been weeks since Mr Penguin’s […]

Beast Quest

Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up. An evil wizard has enchanted the magical Beasts of Avantia – only a true hero can free the Beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Is Tom the hero Avantia has […]

Red Panda Rescue

Do you like exploring, animals and adventure? Then join The Adventure Club this summer! A brand new illustrated series for younger readers about animals and adventure from much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly described settings. Tilly has no plans for the summer holidays and is dreading months of boredom […]

The Enchanted Wood

the enchanted wood

The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world’s most popular children’s authors, Enid Blyton. Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, […]

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown’s favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to get him back and teach that naughty queen a valuable lesson! Winner of the 2006 Nestle Gold Award, chosen for the Richard & Judy Christmas book party, […]

Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing

rabbit and bear a bad king is a sad thing

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear … and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. ‘A perfect animal double-act.’ The Times , Book of the Week Icebear has arrived in Rabbit […]

Be Brave Little Penguin

A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can’t Dance. Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there’s just one problem . . . he’s scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and […]

Oi Frog!

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends! Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gophers sit on sofas. But Frog does not want to sit on a […]

The Lion Inside

A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tiny house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse. […]

Feelings

Help curious preschoolers find out more about themselves with these fantastic lift-the-flap board books. Find Out About: Feelings helps curious preschoolers get to grips with their feelings and emotions – a key topic for both them and their parents. Featuring friendly child characters and familiar situations, they will find answers and reassurance when they are […]

Superhero Street

Illustrated by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie, this is the second book in Demolition Dad author Phil Earle’s children’s series, Storey Street. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams, each book in this laugh-out-loud series focuses on a different neighbour. Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To […]

Paralympic Power

A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events, from 5-a-side football to powerlifting and from badminton to boccia. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background […]

Women in Sport

Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the […]

Ready Steady Mo!

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog! , Kes Gray, comes a fun and action-packed picture book that will get kids reading, and running too! So, what are you waiting for? Warm up, do the MOBOT, and then … Run on the pavement Run on the grass Run in […]

Go Mo, Go!

From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too! After returning home from a long cross-country run, it’s time for Mo and his friends to decide where to go on their next running adventure. Sandwiches at […]

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape

Meet Toto: she’s no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait to have an adventure with you! From one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in […]

Dead Man’s Cove

Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, DEAD MAN’S COVE is t he first book in a gripping adventure series about eleven-year-old ace detective, Laura Marlin, from award-winning author Lauren St John. When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children’s home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for […]

Claude in the City

Come with Claude on a smashing adventure! These waggy tales are perfect for new readers, with illustrations on every page. As seen on TV – Claude is the star of his very own TV show! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today […]

Planet Omar

Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! You might not know me yet, but once you open the pages of this book you’ll laugh so hard that snot will come out of your nose (plus you might meet a dragon and a zombie – what more could you want?). My parents decided it would […]

Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza

Dylan has wanted a superpower for as long as he can remember, especially since his brother and sister have got really cool ones. But when his wish finally comes true, Dylan is mightily disappointed. For Dylan has become … Iguana Boy. He can talk to Iguanas – a superpower which he thinks is rubbish. And […]

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This is a powerful and timely story about one boy’s epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children’s Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has […]

Romeo And Juliet: Shakespeare Stories for Children

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun… A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous love story. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Hate in Romeo and Juliet. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of […]

Good News

Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters – the world seems to be full of bad news and it can all feel, well, a little bit scary. But this is just part of the story. There are in fact tons of great things happening, from robots improving health care and trees healing the planet, to everyday people […]

Mad About Dinosaurs!

Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can’t Dance! Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more… They’re all here in this bright , bold book! With a short lively rhyme on each page, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this […]

Claude at the Circus

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show.

The Hugasaurus

One sunny morning, a happy little Hugasaurus waves goodbye to her Pappysaur and sets off into the world on her own for the very first time. When she finds a playground, some new friends welcome her to their games. But it isn’t long before the other little dinosaurs start to squabble. Can Hugasaurus bring her […]

But Why Can’t I? – A book about rules

George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions […]

The Huge Bag of Worries

A reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings. The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times. Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her – in a big blue bag. They are with her all the time – at school, at home, when she […]

My Monster and Me

The very first picture book from the winner of The Great British Bake Off and national treasure, Nadiya Hussain, beautifully illustrated by Ella Bailey. A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It’s there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even […]

I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

Charlie’s little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school. But Lola is not so sure… Lola says, “I am absolutely not BIG. I am still really quite small. I probably do not have time to go to school. I am too extremely busy doing important things at home.” This classic first-day-at-school tale […]

The Memory Tree

A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies. Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest, but now he is tired. He lies down in his favourite clearing, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox’s friends begin to gather in […]

Go Big: The Secondary School Survival Guide

The bestselling back to school handbook, from the nation’s favourite head teacher, Mr Burton. Secondary school can seem scary. Corridors are wide, older students look terrifying and there’s homework, messy friendships and stressful exams to deal with. But, whether you’re about to land at secondary school or you’re still settling in, Mr Burton is here […]

You Are Awesome

This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I’m no good at sport … I can’t do maths … I really struggle with exams … Sound familiar? If you believe you can’t do something, the chances […]

Making Friends: Emily Learns About Tolerance

Making Friends: Emily learns about tolerance

The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.

Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates

Bumble and Snug and the Angry Pirates:

Best friends Bumble and Snug are Bugbops – little monsters filled with BIG feelings! In this full-colour graphic novel, join them on a funny, imaginative adventure with some VERY angry pirates, learning about the world outside and inside along the way. Bumble and Snug are going on a big adventure to … have a picnic! […]

The Last Garden

The perfect story to open up conversations about war and migration with little ones, anywhere in the world. In a war-torn city, a little girl tends to the last garden. But everyone is leaving and soon the girl has to leave too. The garden is all alone now but soon the seeds scatter throughout and […]

The Class Vote

The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.

What Is Politics? Why Should we Care? And Other Big Questions

Politics, in its widest sense, affects us all, every day. What if there were no politics? What would that look like? What does it mean to be political or non-political and what effect do each of these positions have? Aimed at children aged 9 and up, this book is a highly topical look at how […]

Running On The Roof Of The World

Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl’s thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9-12. There are two words that are […]

The Arrival

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown? This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the […]

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called […]

The War Next Door

The third hilarious children’s novel from Demolition Dad and Superhero Street author Phil Earle, illustrated by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams. Masher is the bully of Storey Street. No one ever dares stand up to him and that’s the way he […]

The Worrysaurus

It’s a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn’t long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy . . . What if he hasn’t brought enough to eat? What if he gets lost in the jungle? What if he trips and falls? What if it rains?! […]

How Many Legs?

From the award winning creators of Oi Frog! comes an hilarious counting picture book about our four-legged – and two-legged and eight-legged – friends! How many legs would there be if a polar bear came for tea? How high would the leg count go if a squid rode in on a buffalo? As more and […]

Shaping Up Summer

Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty […]

Mucky Minibeasts: Ants

This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world of ants! Everybody loves beautiful bees and butterflies, but what about kids who like more mucky creatures – the ones that live down in the dirt or eat their own poo? These minibeasts are just as deserving of attention. This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world […]

Mad About Minibeasts!

Come into the garden for lots of rhyming minibeast fun in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy sound words and looking at the colourful pictures, as they discover all sorts of minibeasts. From slithery snails and buzzing bees, to wriggly worms and munching caterpillars! Each page […]

Look and Wonder: The Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story

Dig deep and explore the incredible plant life cycle story. From tiny seeds to small shoots, long branches and mighty tree trunks, explore the life cycle of plants and find out what plants need to help them grow. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out about how plants grow. […]

Katie and the Sunflowers

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie would love to grow her own flowers, so when she sees some seeds in Van Gogh’s Sunflowers masterpiece she can’t resist reaching in and grabbing some . . . Mimi, a little girl from […]

My Butterfly Bouquet

See how a little girl recovering from poor health finds wonder in nature and delights in planting a garden with her father to attract a fascinating array of butterflies. Exploring the life stages of butterflies, their importance to our ecosystems and the revitalising power of nature, this book is a heart-warming information story for children […]

Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of life cycles and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning. Killer Plants investigates all things green and gross, from insect-eating pitcher plants to giant lilies that smell of rotting corpses. The Disgusting and Dreadful Science takes a look […]

The Wonder of Trees

Did you know that there are over 60,000 tree species? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of trees and forests – the lungs of our earth. A glorious celebration of trees by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie, creators of the beautiful The Variety of Life . There is something […]

Oliver’s Vegetables

Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won’t eat anything else – until he plays a game with his grandpa. Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . . An excellent book for parents with slightly fussy children, […]

The Variety of Life

Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle – but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures. A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, […]

The International Space Station

What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they’re there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because […]

Meet the Microbes

With fun, playful text by expert Dr Emily Grossman and bright, characterful illustrations help your kids to discover just how vital microbes are to life on earth. These tiny organisms – that can only be seen under a microscope – are absolutely EVERYWHERE. In fact, they’re even living inside our bodies, travelling through outer space […]

A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way. This beautiful, fun book will introduce […]

Gut-Wrenching Gravity

A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of forces and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning. Learn about all the disgusting and dreadful aspects of gravity. From blackouts caused by g-forces to toilet-troubles in space, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. […]

A Scientist Like Me

Electrifying illustrations and an empowering story combine to introduce young readers to the world of science, observation and problem-solving. There’s NOTHING that Ruben doesn’t find fascinating. Why do leaves change colour? What makes ice cream melt? On a trip to the beach with his mum, he discovers how the world works and the brilliant scientists […]

Commotion in the Ocean

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book! Little ones will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in with all the great sound words, as they discover all sorts of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more! Each page introduces […]

This Book is Not Rubbish

Discover how YOU can ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 practical tips to really make a difference! Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From throwing a […]

A Planet Full of Plastic

Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops to the ground, it doesn’t rot away – it sticks around for ever. Our […]

The Whale Who Wanted More

A stunning undersea tale of friendship, community and discovery from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside . Under glittering waves of a vast ocean blue, a beautiful world is hidden from view. And there, in the cool and the quiet of the deep, a great, gentle giant was stirring from sleep . . . […]

Skyscrapers (Awesome Engineering)

Follow the development of skyscrapers, as they have grown taller and taller, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and […]

Let’s Build A House

Let’s Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their […]

Info Buzz: The United Kingdom

Find out about the United Kingdom with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country’s geography, major cities, people and interesting places. The books in this series each have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction […]

Beside the Seaside: Seaside Holidays Then and Now

Seaside Holidays Then and Now compares what it would have been like to go on holiday to the seaside in the past with modern seaside holidays today. Readers are encouraged to explore what has changed and what has stayed the same, including the places we stay, beach activities and the clothes we wear. The Beside […]

Living in North & South America: The USA

Welcome to The USA! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.

Katie In London

Come on a magical tour with Katie and discover London’s most famous sights! When Katie and her brother Jack visit London with Grandma, something very unexpected happens . . . One of the Trafalgar Square lions comes to life and takes them on a wonderful tour of all the best sights! Including Buckingham Palace, the […]

Katie in Scotland

Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book. With so much to see and do in Scotland, it’s lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour – with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow’s Kelingrove Park, […]

Living in Africa: Nigeria

A simple, friendly geography series that takes a look at countries around the world. Welcome to Nigeria! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do. This series introduces young readers to different continents […]

The White Giraffe

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter’s night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled […]

Cities of Africa

This series offers readers an engaging and visually exciting look at some of the world’s major cities. Cityscapes draw in the reader with facts about the iconic buildings that help to shape each city’s unique identity. Data-packed pages give the essential details about each featured city, including where to go, what to do and things […]

Expedition Diaries: African Savannah

Simon is journeying through Botswana, in southern Africa, through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta towards the open savannah and semi-desert of Namibia. The whole area is a biodiversity hotspot. Simon is documenting his journey, and there’s one animal that he particularly wants to see more than any other: a black rhino.

The Big Picture: Extreme Earth

In Extreme Earth, discover the natural phenomena and weather that shape our Earth and its landscape, from mighty earthquakes to powerful hurricanes. Key information is presented in accessible chunks and accompanied by stunning panoramic illustrations, whilst infographic panels offer the reader memorable bite-sized facts. With an interest range of 9-11 years, this book is ideal […]

Swimming Against the Storm

Swimming against the storm

Twelve-year-old Eliza and her sister Avery have lived their entire lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Louisiana, growing up alongside turtles, pelicans and porpoises. But now, with sea levels rising, their home is at risk of being swept away.Determined to save the land, Eliza and her younger sister Avery secretly go […]

Volcanoes

Fact Planet: Volcanoes

Learn about volcanoes and find out how they form, where they are most likely to be and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Fact Planet is a lively, information-filled geography series, packed full of colourful illustrations, clear explanations and fun quizzes to test your knowledge. The eye-catching flat illustrations combined with occasional […]

There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom

A stunning picture book about one little girl and her orangutan friend, based on the Greenpeace film that became a viral sensation. When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, she can’t understand why it keeps shouting OOO! at her shampoo and her chocolate. But when Rang-tan explains that […]

Time Trails: Rainforest

Prepare to take a chronological journey, from the first roots grown by newly evolved plants and trees, through blazing fires and climatic changes, to an explosion of flora and fauna as the rainforest blossoms with life. Travel right up to the modern-day, as humans arrive in the lush habitat, changing the rainforest and its inhabitants […]

Expedition Diaries: Borneo Rainforest

Simon is flying to the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. He plans to travel by boat and plane, and trek through one of the world’s oldest rainforests to find orangutans in their natural equitorial habitat. He’ll be sketching some of the island’s thousands of species of tree, mammal and bird along the […]

How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest?

Don’t get too comfortable. This isn’t the type of book you can snuggle up with under the covers. Not even close! You’re off on the expedition of a lifetime to experience the sights, sounds, smells, feelings and tastes of the world’s most extreme places. Have you ever wondered what the buzz of the rainforest sounds […]

Wild Weather

Weather is awesome and exciting – it’s part of our everyday lives but what is it? This funkily illustrated title explores all types of weather with four children Anjali, Lulu, Mason and Noah. Their teacher, Mr Sangar, explains that weather is about what’s happening in the atmosphere. And, there are six major things going on […]

World Feature Focus: Mountains

Explore ten of the world’s most awesome mountain ranges! From the Rockies to the the Great Dividing Range, discover some of the most famous and important mountain ranges on the planet. Zoom in on their most interesting features, with the help of engaging artwork and key information. Each mountian range ‘profile’ is accompanied by unique […]

Into the Volcano

From Jess Butterworth comes another beautifully written adventure set on top of a super volcano, about coming to terms with grief, letting go of anger at the world and finding hope and joy in the most unexpected of places. Vivi and Seb live halfway across the world from each other, living completely separate lives, until […]

When the Mountains Roared

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell. I thought we’d live here forever … but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots […]

Fact Planet: Volcanoes

Discover a world of amazing facts and information with Fact Planet! Learn about volcanoes and find out how they form, where they are most likely to be and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Fact Planet is a lively, information-filled geography series, packed full of colourful illustrations, clear explanations and fun quizzes […]

Poems from a Green and Blue Planet

This stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrates the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean Atta, Sabrina Mahfouz and more. Dive into this book and be swept […]

The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth

An illustrated tour of our planet’s ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water – from the bestselling author of Women in Science . Through exquisite illustrations, maps and infographics, bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky explains how our planet works, from its incredible ecosystems and the plants and […]

Dragons Can’t Swim: Book 1 (Knight in Training)

Sam J. Butterbiggins’ only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem – he’s been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. Not only does he have to put up with his annoying cousin Prune, there are also […]

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions

An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of race and society, giving context to how racist attitudes come into being. It looks at […]

Our Queen Elizabeth: Her Extraordinary Life from the Crown to the Corgis

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with this colourful and charming picture book by historian Kate Williams, taking young readers on an amazing journey through Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne. Discover everything there is to know about the life and the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in this beautifully illustrated book. Readers will learn […]

The Queen’s Hat

A hilarious tale that will take you all around London! Winner of the Evening Standard’s Oscar’s First Book Prize. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen’s men and one very special hat. So let’s follow one determined, dare-devil queen through London Zoo, over Tower Bridge and […]

Little Elizabeth: The Young Princess Who Became Queen

The incredible true story of a young and brilliant Princess who grew up to become our Queen. Once, a very long time ago, there was a little Princess called Elizabeth (or Lilibet as her family liked to call her) who loved to play and have fun with her horses, dogs and little sister, Margaret. But […]

The Queen

Everyone knows that Britain has a Queen, but who is she and what does she do? How do you become a Queen and who will be Head of State next? This book answers these questions as well as looking at the roles of other royal family members. A timeline at the back of the book […]

Resistance and Abolition

Throughout the brutal history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade that took place between the 16th and 19th centuries, Africans resisted enslavement at different times and in many ways. This book looks at the struggle for freedom and the key events in the build up to the abolition of slavery. The Black History series brings together […]

Dealing with Racism

This book helps young children find out about and understand racism. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of problems from a girl who is being left out because she is Muslim to the new boy in school from another country who is struggling to fit in. Readers are taught to […]

Mo Farah

Mo Farah is the UK’s most successful distance runner – and double gold-medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read his story, from his childhood in Somalia up to when he crossed the finish line at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, […]

Groundbreaking Scientists

A celebration of the lives and achievements of inspirational black people through history who made a difference Black Stories Matter: Groundbreaking Scientists explores the important contributions that black people have made to the field of science throughout history, as well as today. From astronomer and inventor Benjamin Banneker to agricultural science pioneer Dr Segenet Kelemu […]

Hoorah for Mary Seacole

Mary is a brave nurse. When a war starts in the Crimea she sails across the sea to help, and even enters the battlefield! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence

Real Life Stories: Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman is one of the most successful and prolific children’s authors writing today. Made Children’s Laureate for 2013-15, her books, such as Noughts and Crosses , Double Cross and Knife Edge , are loved by kids and adults alike. Malorie’s influence extends far beyond the literary world, however. She has used her position to […]

The Battle of Hastings

Why Do We Remember?: The Battle of Hastings looks at the gripping events that led up to the famous battle of Hastings in 1066 and the following Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon Britain. This simple, friendly children’s first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and […]

The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666

The Great Fire of London: 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666

In 1666, London’s citizens woke to see the skyline above their city’s cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city’s history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London […]

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence. Carefully controlled text interacts with stunning artwork to […]

The Great Fire Of London

The Great Fire Of London

This book combines good quality artwork and contemporary illustrations with simple, well-written text. Young readers will discover how the fire started, what devastation it caused and will be able to compare fire-fighting in 1666 to the present day. Photos of artefacts and original illustrations help bring the topic to life.

Short Histories: The Baker’s Boy and the Great Fire of London

Short Histories: The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from […]

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the ‘father of the modern navy’ and […]

Why do we remember?: The Great Fire of London

Why do we remember?: The Great Fire of London

A simple, friendly first history series that takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. Each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced […]

The Story of World War One

It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you know that German Zeppelins were made from cow intestines, the same material as sausage skins, so sausages were […]

The History Detective Investigates: Mayan Civilization

Mayan Civilization

Who were the Maya? Why did the Maya build temples? What was Mayan writing like? How did the Maya dress? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out […]

The Maya and Chichén Itzá (Time Travel Guides)

Travel back in time to Chichen Itza and find out all about the Maya. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a […]

The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization

The History Detective Investigates: Early Islamic Civilization

How did Islam start? What weapons did Islamic warriors use? Where was the ‘Round City’? Who invented the elephant clock? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more […]

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur , Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus , The Wooden Horse and Pandora’s Box . Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential […]

Shang Dynasty China (Great Civilisations)

Shang Dynasty China looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as the tomb of a warrior queen or objects as beautiful and complex as a decorated bronze vessel, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was who in ancient China and how the civilisation […]

The Legend of Tutankhamun

A young king… a lost tomb… and a treasure trove of unimaginable splendour… The Legend of Tutankhamun is a sumptuous visual retelling of the story of one of the most well-known Egyptian pharaohs. More than 3,000 years ago, a young boy became King in ancient Egypt and his life, death and final resting place is […]

The Thieves of Ostia

The first in Caroline Lawrence’s internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look. Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship’s captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an […]

The Roman Quests: Escape from Rome

The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family’s home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother […]

Men, Women and Children in Anglo-Saxon Times

What jobs did Anglo-Saxon people do? What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? How did the Anglo-Saxons use songs, poems and riddles? This book looks at the everyday lives of men, women and children in Anglo-Saxon times. Drawing on evidence the Anglo-Saxons left behind, it examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. […]

The History Detective Investigates: Anglo-Saxons

Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the Anglo-Saxons, such as how to write your name using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet, how the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain and who King Arthur was. Study original quotes […]

Wolf Brother

A boy. A wolf. A legend for all time. The first book in the internationally bestselling WOLF BROTHER (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) series by renowned author Michelle Paver. Thousands of years ago, a powerful and malevolent force conjured a demon: a demon so evil that it could only be contained in the body of a […]

The History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age

Find out all about the first Britons, nomadic hunter-gatherers who came from mainland Europe to settle in England bringing wooden spears, flint handaxes and animals with them. Stone Age to Iron Age tells the story of how these people settled and began farming the land. They built villages of timber and stone houses such as […]