Max and the Midknights

max and the midknights

Join Max’s quest to become a knight in this laugh-out-loud New York Times bestselling adventure! Max wants to be a knight – too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act . . . and […]

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes

princess mirror belle and the magic shoes

From Julia Donaldson, the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, comes Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle and The Magic Shoes is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture book team who are beginning to read on their own. Princess […]

Greenwild

greenwild

The thrilling first book in the most extraordinary new fantasy series of 2023. Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself . . . Daisy Thistledown has recently escaped from boarding school and has a mystery to solve. Her search for her […]

Royal Animals

royal animals

A beautifully illustrated history of royal animals in Britain from 1066 to the present day, with a foreword by Sir Michael Morpurgo. Why do the three lions on the British crest look so much like leopards? When did the first elephant set foot on British soil? Was there really a polar bear who fished in […]

Monkey Puzzle

monkey puzzle

“I’ve lost my mum!” Where is Monkey’s mummy? It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals! But eventually, they find . . . Dad! It’s just […]

You’re Called What?

youre called what

Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You’re called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names where all the creatures have one thing in common: they want to change their names. A unique and rip-roaringly funny, tongue-twisting story full of weird and wonderful real creatures and facts at the end that […]

The Smallest Girl in the Class

the smallest girl in the class

An inspiring and empowering rhyming story that’s a joy to read aloud, all about the power of children to change the world. Sally McBrass is the smallest girl in the youngest class – but Sally knows you don’t have to be big to be strong. From kites stuck up trees to howling dogs to stray […]

The Arctic Railway Assassin

The Arctic Railway Assassin

The bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series embarks on a thrilling sixth adventure as Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat climb aboard the night train to Narvik, travelling to the Arctic Circle to see the northern lights for Christmas. But as their train leaves Stockholm, Hal and Uncle Nat realize they’re being followed by a sinister […]

The Bowerbird

the bowerbird

The Bowerbird is the irresistible tale of Bert – a small bird with a very big heart, from Number One bestselling Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Bert the bowerbird is looking for love. He has made the most perfect bower, complete with a pretty purple flower, and is hoping it will help […]

The Rhyming Rabbit

the rhyming rabbit

The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don’t appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own – will he ever find someone to share his poems with? The Rhyming Rabbit is a […]

The Grumpus and his Dastardly, Dreadful Christmas Plan

the Grumpus book

Do you know about The Grumpus? And his Dastardly, Dreadful Christmas Plan? And about the Awful Thing that happened at the North Pole on Christmas Eve? Perhaps I should tell you about it… This heartwarming story follows the adventures of an unlikely hero as he journeys to the North Pole, unwittingly and somewhat reluctantly making […]

Christmas Poems

christmas poems

Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and modern poems, carols and songs which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Collated by children’s poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems is illustrated by […]

What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas

what the ladybird heard at christmas

Packed full of fun, What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas is a fantastically lively rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. In a big old house, the ladybird is visiting her friend the spider for the festive season. But those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, […]

Snowball

snowball

Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story – perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun – but on […]

The Night Before Christmas

the night before christmas

A stylishly illustrated edition of the classic Christmas poem ‘ Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C.Moore – an essential festive favourite transformed by spectacularly talented debut illustrator Stacey Thomas. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Nothing captures the Christmas spirit […]

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls

The Paper Dolls is a stunning, lyrical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo , and award-winning illustrator Rebecca Cobb. A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and […]

Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot is a funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton. When Alfie goes to Airport Lost Property, he finds more than he bargained for. A lot more. Because there’s a giant robot called Eric hidden away on the shelves. […]

She Shoots, She Scores!

She Shoots, She Scores!

With a foreword by England captain Steph Houghton, She Shoots, She Scores!tells the incredible story of the BEST sport in the world, women’s football – from the men who tried to ban it to the superstars of today’s game, including Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr and Alex Morgan. Young footie fans can find out about . […]

A Wild Child’s Book of Birds

A Wild Child's Book of Birds

Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty – winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist and author of Wild Child! – on a journey through a year in the life of birds. A Wild Child’s Book of Birds is a fantastic nature book, illustrated in full colour by Barry […]

Colours, Colours Everywhere

Colours, Colours Everywhere

A stunning book about colours full of gorgeous, breathtaking landscapes, with amazing flaps to lift and holes to peep through. From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo, and Sharon King-Chai, who together created the award-winning Animalphabet and Counting Creatures. Follow a little girl as she paints her own adventure with her bright blue tree […]

The Boy With Wings

An ordinary kid is about to become an EXTRAORDINARY hero! Wings? Check. A super-cool, super-secret past? Check. An impossible mission to save the world from a fur-ocious enemy? Check. When Tunde sprouts wings and learns he’s all that stands between Earth and total destruction, suddenly school is the least of his problems. Luckily, his rag-tag […]

Dinosaurs Don’t Draw

Dinosaurs aren’t known for their drawing – they’re known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can’t seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art – much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But […]

Cosmic

It’s one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce’s out-of-this-world story: Cosmic . Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he’s the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or to be offered the chance […]

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

The Astounding Broccoli Boy is the hilarious tale of an unlikely (and very green) hero believing in himself and finding adventure. Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared , and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. […]

The Hunting of the Snark

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll’s magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking […]

A Girl Called Owl

A glittering story of frost and friendship, with writing full of magic and heart, A Girl Called Owl is Amy Wilson’s critically-acclaimed debut about family and the beauty of the natural world. It’s bad enough having a mum dippy enough to name you Owl, but when you’ve got a dad you’ve never met, a best […]

The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Go on a galactic adventure with the last human on Earth, his alien best friend, and a depressed android. Introducing younger readers to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , this YA edition of the funny sci-fi classic includes an introduction from Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer. One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished […]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Crackpot’ is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a WRECK, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly . . . and […]

Beauty and the Bin

Laurie’s home-made beauty recipes are no secret. The secret is that her eco-warrior family get their ingredients from the bin . Laurie loves her family and she wants to join them in making the world a better place, one home-made bath bomb at a time. But right now, she doesn’t want to be fishing her […]

How Winston Came Home for Christmas

Join Winston the mouse as he sets out on another irresistible Christmas adventure! From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Came Home for Christmas – the festive sequel to the much-loved How Winston Delivered Christmas . Full of gorgeous colour artwork and Christmassy activities for all the family to […]

Counting Creatures

A stunning counting book full gorgeous baby animals, with amazing flaps to lift and holes to peep through. From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and Sharon King-Chai, who together created the award-winnning Animalphabet. From a leopard with her cubs, to a frog and its tadpoles, young readers will delight in counting each […]

The Monsters of Rookhaven

Sometimes the monsters take us. Sometimes we become the monsters. Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world. But as something […]

Shadows of Winterspell

Deep in the forest, magic is waiting… Sparkling with frost and magic, Shadows of Winterspell will sweep you up in a world of friendship and magic, to uncover family secrets and find out who you really are. Stella has been living behind the magic of the forest for most of her life. Lonely, she enrolls […]

Storm Hound

Myth becomes reality in the unlikeliest of places in the fast-paced and funny Storm Hound , winner of the Tir na n-Og award. Storm of Odin is the youngest stormhound of the Wild Hunt that haunts lightning-filled skies. He has longed for the time when he will be able to join his brothers and sisters […]

Snowglobe

The beautifully spellbinding and critically-acclaimed story of a thousand magical worlds from the author of A Girl Called Owl and A Far Away Magi c. When daydreamer Clementine discovers a mysterious house standing in the middle of town that was never there before, she is pulled towards it by the powerful sense of a mother […]

The Skylarks’ War

Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2018. The Skylarks’ War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and […]

Albert Talbot Master of Disguise

A story of imagination and adventure from the acclaimed author of The Misadventures of Frederick , Ben Manley, and Daddy Long Legs illustrator Aurelie Guillerey . Who will Albert be next? A fearless mountaineer, a brilliant mechanical engineer or a galactic megalord? Anything is possible with an imagination like Albert’s as he powers through his […]

Freddie and the Fairy

Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo , and illustrated by Karen George, Freddie and the Fairy is a delightfully witty, rhyming tale. Freddie wants nothing more than a pet, so when the fairy Bessie-Belle offers to grant his wishes, he knows just what to ask for. But Bessie-Belle can’t hear very well […]

Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World is a warm and richly satisfying story from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book duo , about a little boy with a big imagination who learns that you can’t know anyone just by looking at them. Set in a bustling city, and full of a family love that […]

The Breakfast Club Adventures

The Breakfast Club Adventures is the first fiction book by England International footballer, child food-poverty campaigner and #1 bestselling author Marcus Rashford MBE, inspired by Marcus’s own experiences growing up! Written with Alex Falase-Koya, it is the third title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club and is packed with tons of illustration throughout and is […]

What the Jackdaw Saw

The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won’t they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle! This book about friendship and sign language was created by Julia […]

Mole’s Spectacles

Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Mole’s Spectacles , a brilliant story in the bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . Mole has lost his spectacles. He searches all around his house, in the garden and even in Weasel’s sweetshop, but […]

A Robot Squashed My Teacher

A Robot Squashed My Teacher is the laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure by Pooja Puri brilliantly illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan , the sequel to the Marcus Rashford Bookclub Selected book A Dinosaur Ate My Sister . Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his secretly cunning pet tortoise have a dream. They are going to win the […]

I Love Me!

Brimming with positivity, I Love Me! is a fun and empowering book of affirmations to help little ones stand tall. Written by Marvyn Harrison and with art by Diane Ewen (the award-winning illustrator of Floella Benjamin’s Coming to England ), this upbeat book is perfect for sharing, easy to put into practice, and celebrates the […]

Escape to the River Sea

In 1946, Rosa Sweetman, a young Kindertransport girl, is longing for her family to claim her. The war in Europe is over and she is the only child left at Westwood, a rambling country estate in the north of England, where she’d taken refuge seven years earlier. The arrival of a friend of the family, […]

The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems

The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems is a brilliantly funny anthology of the most giggle-worthy children’s poems from one of the nations most celebrated children’s poets, Brian Moses. Perfect for gifting and for reading aloud, you’ll be chortling along with Brian as he shows you the funniest poems in the world! Explore chucklesome poems […]

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year , comes this beautiful gift anthology of Shakespeare’s works. William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of longer poems and you can discover them all here. […]

Sensational!

The wonderful Roger McGough has drawn together a stunning collection of poems inspired by the five senses. Gems from the very best classic and contemporary poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Ian McMillan, John Hegley, William Wordsworth, Vernon Scannell and Michael Rosen will captivate any reader. Prepare for a welcome assault on your senses!

The Giant of Jum

“Fee!” he said, and “Fi!” he said, and “Fo!” he said and “Fum!” Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he’s off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy called Jack! But Jack and his friends don’t see a scary giant, they see […]

Slime? It’s Not Mine

A laugh-out-loud funny story, full of animal facts and … SLIME. Lenny the lemur is on holiday in California. He’s having a wonderful time swinging through the redwood trees, when – ew – he gets slimed! Lenny is determined to find the source of the slime, so off he sets… Lenny meets lots of slime-producing […]

Worst Children’s Jobs in History

In The Worst Children’s Jobs in History Sir Tony Robinson takes you back to the days when being a kid was no excuse for getting out of hard labour. This book tells the stories of all the children whose work fed the nation, kept trains running, and put clothes on everyone’s backs, over the last […]

Kat Wolfe Investigates

Join brave Kat Wolfe and her animal sidekicks in this first mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat! Kat Wolfe loves her new home in idyllic Bluebell Bay, especially as it comes with a resident wildcat. But when she starts pet-sitting for pocket money, she finds that beneath the town’s perfect […]

The Misfits Club

When Brian, Hannah, and twins Chris and Sam start their summer holidays, they know it’s going to be the end of an era. The Misfits Club is disbanding and they still haven’t managed to solve any real mysteries. But when they persuade new club member, Amelia, to go and investigate a spooky old house, they […]

Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door

Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door is the first title in an inclusive magical adventure series, perfect for readers of 6-8 from debut author Lola Morayo. It is inspired by world mythology and is gorgeously illustrated in black and white throughout by Cory Reid. Open the door to a world of magic and adventure… A mysterious gift […]

Rumaysa

Step into a Once Upon a Time where anything is possible . . . Radiya Hafiza’s enchanting and funny debut weaves together three stories, spinning the classic fairytale to show that anyone can be a hero. ‘Rumaysa, Rumaysa, let down your hijab!’ For as long as she can remember Rumaysa has been locked away in […]

The Secret of Platform 13

Under Platform 13 at King’s Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find […]

Milly Molly Mandy Stories

Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as Milly-Molly-Mandy does the gardening, gives a party, and goes to a fete – whatever she and her friends are up to, you’re sure to have fun when they’re around! The much-loved stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her everyday adventures in the countryside have charmed generations of children […]

Guardians of Magic

Guardians of Magic is the first title in a brilliant magical adventure series from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl, Chris Riddell. This fantastic quest is fully illustrated in black and white throughout. Meet the Guardians of Magic: Zam, Phoebe and Bathsheba, three children who don’t yet know how powerful they are… In a […]

Black and British: An Illustrated History

The essential starting place for anyone who wants to learn about Black British History. David Olusoga’s thought-provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian’s Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians […]

Investigators Take the Plunge

Investigators Take the Plunge

Sewer-loving secret agents Mango and Brash are plunged into a hilarious new mystery and a BIG MESS in John Patrick Green’s full-colour, laugh-out-loud graphic novel InvestiGators: Take the Plunge, perfect for emerging readers and fans of Dav Pilkey. Mango and Brash are the InvestiGators : sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T. and scourge of supervillains everywhere! In […]

What the Ladybird Heard

what the ladybird heard book

With a cast of everyone’s favourite farm animals, What the Ladybird Heard is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the […]

Room on the Broom

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . The […]

Epic Adventures

From Adventures on Trains author and British Book Award 2021 winner, Sam Sedgman, comes a beautiful and informative book encapsulating the excitement and wonder of adventure and travel – all seen through the world’s most wondrous train journeys. Climb onboard and travel across six continents, 34 countries and numerous cities via twelve of the world’s […]

You Are a Champion

I want to show you how you can be a champion in almost anything you put your mind to. Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end […]

The Highland Falcon Thief

Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain’s most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end […]

Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City

Superstar, author and illustrator Rob Biddulph dazzles in Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City , the first title in an adventure series for boys and girls of 8+. This exciting, funny, middle-grade debut is from the bestselling creative genius behind #DrawWithRob and is illustrated in black and white throughout. Some legends are born, some are […]

A Dinosaur Ate My Sister

This brilliantly illustrated, laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure through time by Pooja Puri is the perfect blend of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park. Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know: 1. I, Esha Verma, am a genius inventor extraordinaire. 2. There is nothing I cannot invent. This includes […]

Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep

Arlo The Lion Who Couldnt Sleep

Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep is a beautifully illustrated story with a gentle mindfulness message from award-wining author-illustrator Catherine Rayner. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, it’s an ideal bedtime book, and especially helpful for little ones who have trouble going to sleep. Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can’t drop off, no […]

A Dress With Pockets

A funny and frock-filled story for modern girls who don’t just want sequins and sparkles on their dresses, from rising star Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie. Lucy and Aunt Augusta are dress shopping. And, at the Fabulous Fashion Store, there are dresses to suit just about everyone. There are fancy dresses, frilly […]

My Dad is a Grizzly Bear

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola. Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it’s just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous […]

On the Way Home

Filled with a little girl’s inventive stories, On the Way Home is by Jill Murphy, the author and illustrator of the bestselling Peace at Last and Whatever Next! Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them […]

My Mum is a Lioness

A hilarious tale about a a boy with a wild imagination and his loving family, from award-winning author, Swapna Haddow and bestselling artist, Dapo Adeola. Run! Hide! My mum’s a lioness and she’s on the prowl. Is Mum a lioness? She loves her ‘cubs’, she can run faster than anything , and she can catch […]

Wriggle and Roar!

Whenever I’m tired of being me I swing around like a chimpanzee. Are you tired of being you? Here’s a whole bookful of things you can do! There are rhymes to make you wriggle and giggle, shrug and sigh, snap like a crocodile and slither like a snake. Julia Donaldson’s verse jumps off the page […]

Peace at Last

Jill Murphy’s bestselling classic Peace at Last has delighted young children for almost forty years, and is equally beloved by tired parents who are all too familiar with the plight of poor Mr Bear. With a snoring Mrs Bear, an excitable Baby Bear and a house full of tapping and dripping and ticking, peace is […]

Love Our Earth: A Colourful Counting Story

Love Our Earth is a young and playful picture book about caring for our Earth. With lots to spot and count, and a fold-out surprise at the end! Meet planet Earth and come on a colourful adventure across mountains, rivers, jungles and oceans. Spot and count the friendly animals along the way. And say hello […]

Little Bear’s Spring

Little Bear’s Spring is a glorious reminder for children and adults of just how wonderful the natural world is, and that, sometimes, the unlikeliest of friendships are the best kind. Little Bear has just woken up from his long winter sleep. But when he pokes his head out of the den, the world around him […]

How Do You Make a Rainbow?

How do you make a rainbow? This joyful story, written by Caroline Crowe and illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs, shows how to find colour and hope when days seem dim and grey: celebrating love, positivity and the precious relationship between a child and her grandad. Stuck inside on a cloudy day, a little girl asks her […]

The Magic Paintbrush

With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how […]

Five More Minutes

The perfect book for Father’s Day from the uniquely talented, award-winning picture book creator, Marta Altes, author of Little Monkey . A brilliantly funny, sweet story about time, how we spend it, how it passes and how we can share it together. Perfect for busy children and tired dads everywhere! Time is a funny thing. […]

The Odd Egg

All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck finds an egg of his own to look after he’s delighted: it’s the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it’s a very odd egg indeed – and everyone’s in for a big surprise when it finally […]

How Winston Delivered Christmas

From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Delivered Christmas – the irresistible story of the brave little mouse who sets out on an adventure on Christmas Eve . Featuring beautiful colour artwork and Christmassy activities to make-and-do throughout, t his gorgeous book is sure to become a festive family […]

Olympic Poems

A brilliant, funny and inspiring collection of poems about sport by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens! These are poems about winning and about taking part; poems about having all the right kit, but no talent; poems that show that coming first in the egg and spoon race really is as important to your mum and […]

Olympic Sport

From the bestselling author of Why is Snot Green comes another hilarious, bonkers and brilliant science book – f ind out the answers to all the questions you’ve ever had about the Olympics and sport! Are Olympic athletes born stronger and faster than the rest of us? Why do tennis rackets have strings? How do […]

50 Ways to Score a Goal

50 Ways to Score a Goal

A funny collection of football poems by Brian Bilston, the unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter. Perfect for football fans of all ages – from the young footie fanatic to a been-to-every-game-grandma, and every ‘I could’ve been a pro’ in between. Full of poems that will make you giggle about all things football, including being left […]

Magic Flutes

Sweeping across countries, class and music, Eva Ibboton’s classic historical romance, Magic Flutes , is a richly imagined tale of intrigue and identity, with a new introduction from Harriet Evans. In the spring of 1922, young Austrian Princess Theresa-Maria – known to her ancient aunts as ‘Putzerl’ – abandons her crumbling castle and her royal […]

Investigators

They’re Alligators – and Investigators! InvestiGators written and illustrated by John Patrick Green is the full colour, laugh-out-loud series perfect for emerging readers and fans of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man. Mango and Brash are the InvestiGators: sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T. and scourge of supervillains everywhere! With their Very Exciting Spy Technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based […]

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Go on a galactic adventure with the last human on Earth, his alien best friend, and a depressed android. Introducing younger readers to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , this YA edition of the funny sci-fi classic includes an introduction from Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer. One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished […]

The 13 Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse is the first book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Andy and Terry live in the WORLD’S BEST treehouse! It’s got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and […]

Wolves

wolves

Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can’t put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won’t believe your eyes – but if you’re a rabbit, you probably should. Brilliantly witty, ingeniously constructed, and with amazing artwork […]

Wild Child

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature is a beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, and divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank. Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides […]

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum

Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is packed with all sorts of poems and rhymes including a sequence of number rhymes, action rhymes, noisy rhymes and more thoughtful pieces too. If tigerlilies and dandelions growled, And cowslips mooed, and dogroses howled, And snapdragons roared and catmint miaowed, My garden would be extremely loud. Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum is a […]

Be The Change: Poems to Help you Save the World

From National Poetry Day Ambassadors Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens comes an incredible anthology of poetry identifying ways we can Be the Change. These positive and upbeat poems will explore sustainability and the positive efforts being made to protect the planet and are perfect for starting conversations about looking after each other and […]

I Am A Tiger

I am a tiger

A hilarious and original story about a little mouse with big ideas! The bold little mouse declares “I am a tiger.” and manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird not only that this is true, but that they are not what they think they are. When a real tiger turns […]

Mouse’s Big Day

Mouse’s Big Day is a warm and funny story about friendship, that’s perfect for any child who is starting school or nursery. It’s Mouse’s first day at school and she’s feeling a little nervous . . . in fact, she doesn’t want to go at all. Luckily, there’s a class full of new friends waiting […]

Hello, Friend

Hello Friend

A beautifully illustrated, wittily observed picture book about kindness, empathy and friendship from the award-winning Rebecca Cobb. Hello Friend! tells the story of one big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on making friends with a certain little boy. And why wouldn’t he want to be friends with her? She’s very good at sharing […]

Mixed

mixed

The Blues, Reds and Yellows lived in harmony. Reds were the loudest, Yellows the brightest and Blues were the coolest. However when one of the colours proclaims they are the best, discord breaks out and eventually the colours decide to live in different parts of the city. Then one day a Yellow befriends a Blue […]

Everything All at Once

An achingly beautiful collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once. Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from hoping to make it to the end of the week, facing it, fitting in, finding friends and falling out, to loving lessons, […]

Welcome to Nowhere

Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn’t care about politics – all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up […]

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur’s egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he’s so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet […]

Fruits: A Caribbean Counting Poem

How much fruit do you think one small girl can manage to eat in one day? In the case of the narrator of this counting poem, the answer is a lot! Count from one to ten and learn the names of some Caribbean fruits, and find out what happens after eating a cocktail of mangoes, […]

The Weather Girls

Spring, summer, autumn or winter – the intrepid Weather Girls are ready for whatever the seasons might bring! Join them as they stomp through autumn leaves, enjoy a summer swim, explore the lush green forests and climb a snowy mountain. There is so much to experience and discover when you jump up and step outside […]

Geology

Explore the wonders of Earth and see how geology is all around us, from natures materials that are used to build roads and buildings to the minerals found in your mobile phone and drinks can. Witness a volcanic eruption, find out if there is water on Mars, unearth a dinosaur and meet the geologists and […]

Tidy

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale […]

Boo!: A Fishy Mystery

Boo!: A Fishy Mystery is a glorious underwater adventure from the creator of the award-winning One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller, featuring a host of sea creatures from an orange crab to a green turtle, a yellow eel and even a purple puffer fish It all begins with one tiny pink fish who sets off […]

The Hundred Decker Bus

A fun-packed story about a very unusual bus – with lots of funny details for little readers to spot, and a BIG fold-out ending! Every day, the bus driver finishes his cup of tea, puts on his jacket and sets off on his route. Every day, the man with the big red tie gets on […]

A House that Once Was

The House that Once Was

Two children come across an abandoned house deep in the woods and imagine who could have lived there. Deep in the woods is a house just a house that once was but now isn’t a home. A House That Once Was is a beautifully illustrated exploration of time, imagination and the nature of home that […]

Sharing a Shell

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship […]

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Join everyone’s favourite crime-busting ladybird on a trip to the seaside! With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of beach fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

The Fastest Boy in the World

Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he’s going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe […]

Kidnap on the California Comet

Kidnap on the California Comet book

Harrison Beck can’t wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, […]

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea

A gorgeous 20th anniversary edition of Eva Ibbotson’s award-winning, bestselling classic adventure, with a beautiful cover by Katie Hickey and an introduction by award-winning author of Letters from the Lighthouse Emma Carroll. A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. […]

Song of the Dolphin Boy

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he’s felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home. But his new […]

Everyday STEM: Geology

Discover how geology is part of our daily lives with Everyday STEM Science – Geology. Explore the wonders of Earth and see how geology is all around us, from natures materials that are used to build roads and buildings to the minerals found in your mobile phone and drinks can. Witness a volcanic eruption, find […]

The Queen’s Wardrobe: The Story of Queen Elizabeth II and Her Clothes

The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery – and a gorgeous gift to treasure. Includes a foreword by Michele Clapton, costume designer for series one of Netflix’s The Crown, giving a peek behind the scenes at the recreation some of the Queen’s most famous outfits. Did you […]

Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is the amazing story of a true hero of our times; his famous biography has been specially adapted for children in a beautiful illustrated picture book format. Discover how a little boy whose father called him “troublemaker” grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa’s first black president […]

Coming to England

A picture book story about the triumph of hope, love, and determination, Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin: from Trinidad, to London as part of the Windrush generation, to the House of Lords. When she was ten years old, Floella Benjamin, along with her older sister and two younger […]

Black and British: A short, essential history

A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga. When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential […]

Counting on Katherine

Meet Katherine Johnson, the mathematical genius who helped make the historic Apollo 11 moon landings possible and made sure that Apollo 13 returned home safely when the mission was in critical danger. Counting on Katherine is a beautiful biography, sure to inspire young readers. Winner of the information book category of the UKLA Book Awards […]

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don’t realise is that one is a young knight . . . and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT? The Dragon and the Nibblesome […]

Field Trip to the Moon

Get ready for blast-off on an adventure to the moon! With stunning original artwork by John Hare and charming text by bestselling and award-winning author Jeanne Willis, Field Trip to the Moon is a wonderfully witty story about exploration, creativity and making friends in the most unlikely places. It’s not every day you find yourself […]

The Darkest Dark

This updated picture book of The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. “While I was growing up, the Moon helped light the path to my dreams. But it was on a hot July night that my dreamy thoughts became real. The brave astronauts of Apollo 11 […]

Millions

Heart-achingly funny, touching and brilliantly clever, Millions is a fantastic adventure about two boys, one miracle and a million choices. Brothers Damian and Anthony didn’t mean to get caught up in a botched train robbery. But what would you do if a massive bag of cash dropped from the sky and you had only a […]