Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

hilo the boy who crashed to earth

First in a brilliant series perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud adventures like Bunny vs Monkey and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. Until a mysterious boy comes crashing down from the sky and nearly blows up their club house! Hilo doesn’t know where he came from, or […]

The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks

the extremely embarrassing life of Lottie brooks

Not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she’s just discovered she’s too flat-chested to wear a bra. She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third. Lottie navigates the perils of growing up in […]

Saving Neverland

saving neverland

Number 14 Darlington Road, looks like a perfectly ordinary townhouse – at first glance, anyway, but magic is good at hiding . . . when it’s waiting for the right person to discover it . . . Martha Pennydrop is ten, and desperate to grow up. But growing up is a tricky business. It means […]

One to Ten and Back Again

one to ten and back again

A wonderful and unique look at counting and friendship. This very simple picture book is about two friends, Sue and Nick, who like very different things but are still best friends. They introduce us to all their favourite things from one boy called Nick and one girl called Sue to ten cakes for tea, and […]

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!

shark in the park on a windy day

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the park . . . Timothy Pope is blown this way and that way in the windy park — but among the whistling wind and blustering brollies could that be a shark he spies through his telescope. Peep through the die-cut hole in the […]

Hello, Star

hello star

Hello, Star. I know you’re scared, but you’re not alone. When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Every night she reassures her friend that she’s still there. As the years pass, the girl […]

Phoenix

phoenix

Lucky thinks he’s an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he’s on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people […]

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

the battle of bubble and squeak

Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle results, and it’s clear life is never going to be quite the same again. But after a near fatal encounter between Bubble and Ginger the cat, Mrs Sparrow begins to see that life with a […]

The Invisible Dog

the invisible dog

A little girl who desperately wants a dog introduces an imaginary Great Dane called Henry into her home. Her wish comes true when she is allowed a real Henry. Was neighbour Mrs Garrow, with her cackling laugh and black cat, responsible for her wish coming true? From the number one author for animal magic comes […]

The Ministry of Unladylike Activity

The Ministry of Unladylike Activity

The start of a thrilling new Second World War mystery series from the number-one-bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. 1940. Britain is at war, and a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training spies. Enter May Wong: courageous, stubborn, and desperate to help end the war […]

Two Places to Call Home

two places to call home

Florrie has two of everything. Two lovely brothers . . . Two smashing parents . . . Two very cuddled pets. But two isn’t always a magic number, as Florrie now has to live in TWO different houses: one with her mum . . . and one with her dad. An uplifting picture book that […]

Secret Beast Club: The Unicorns of Silver Street

Secret Beast Club: The Unicorns of Silver Street

The first book in a BRILLIANT new series brimming with adventure, friendship and an amazing array of magical creatures! A must-read for fans of Beast Quest , The Boy Who Grew Dragons and The Naughtiest Unicorn – and ideal for children aged 7-9. Aisha and Jayden are definitely not fans of Outside. Aisha would rather be […]

Practise with Peppa: Wipe-Clean First Counting

practise with peppa wipe clean first counting

Help support your child’s number and counting skills with Peppa Pig and friends in this colourful wipe-clean activity book. Children will practise counting from 1-20, use numbers in a sequence, draw in the missing objects on the pages to make the correct number of items and other activities that make learning seem effortless and fun! […]

Jesus’ Christmas Party

Jesus christmas party

A special new enlarged edition of the bestselling Christmas story told from the point of view of the grumpy innkeeper. When a night of angels, shepherds and bright stars keeps him from his sleep, is there anything that will cheer him up?

The Snowy Day

the snowy day

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season. New York Public Library’s #1 book on the list of […]

Never Let a Diplodocus Draw

Never Let a Diplodocus Draw

From the creators of Never Show a T-Rex a Book – Winner of the Queen’s Knickers award. A laugh-out-loud ‘what if . . .?’ adventure… What would happen if you showed a diplodocus how to draw? One day she’d be messing around with crayons and paint – and the next she’d be a global art sensation! Full […]

Tatty Ratty

Tatty ratty

Molly’s toy rabbit, Tatty Ratty, is lost again. Might he be driving a train?…or sailing on a pirate ship? An imaginative and heart-warming story, with glowing illustrations from Helen Cooper, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

We’re Going to Find the Monster

A rip-roaring picture book adventure from superstar pairing Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola. Over the shimmering ocean, up the huge, high mountain, through the deep, dark forest . . . WE’RE GOING TO FIND THE MONSTER! Join two intrepid adventurers as their imaginations transform their house into a wild wonderland – and their big brother […]

Billy and the Pirates

Join Billy and Fatcat on their quest to escape Captain Howl in their third thrilling adventure, filled with singing mermaids and sticky toffee eating sharks. Ahoy there! It’s time to sail the ocean blue with Billy and her trusty feline friend, as they embark on a noble seafaring adventure. Billy and Fatcat find a mysterious […]

The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams

A Grand Slam champion An activist An inspiration Serena Williams began playing tennis when she was just a child, and is now an Olympic champion who’s won more Grand Slam singles titles than anyone else. Throughout her life she’s battled many things, from life-threatening illnesses and sports injuries, to sexism and racism in the tennis […]

The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole

A doctress An activist An inspiration Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost. From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of a doctress […]

Black in Time: The Most Awesome Black Britons from Yesterday to Today

Hiya! Alison Hammond here! I love getting to know all about different people and I’ll tell you a secret . . . sometimes people we don’t know much about are the most interesting of all! Which is really what this book is all about. Let me ask you a question: How many Black people can […]

The Teddy Robber

Someone is stealing teddies. But who could it be? Who is the Teddy Robber? When Tom’s own teddy is snatched in the dead of night, he is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery…A friendly, warmhearted and cheerful story that makes the perfect bedtime read for young children, teddies and Giants!

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties

A hilarious and fast-paced adventure from comedian Humza Arshad and screenwriter Henry White, perfect for fans of David Solomons and David Baddiel. Humza Khan considers himself to be the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known and soon everyone will know his name. The only problem is school has got really weird. All the teachers […]

The Good Turn

A sharp, funny middle grade adventure with themes of real-life activism and how to help others for fans of The Goonies and The London Eye Mystery . Josephine Williams is a future-focused, internet-loving eleven-year-old who is desperate to explore the world beyond her cul-de-sac – and her browser. When she learns about Josephine Holloway – […]

Toad Rage

Limpy can’t understand why humans hate all cane toads so much – they even squash them with their cars. He is determined to save his own family from ending up as flat as place mats. He sets off on a ‘mucas-chillingly dangerous and wart-tinglingly daring journey’ and risks everything to make humans see that cane […]

The Marvellous Moon Map

“I’ve got you, and you’ve got me – so we’ll be all right” . . . One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Marvellous Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more […]

George’s Secret Key to the Universe

George’s pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door – introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. And from that moment George’s life will never be the same again, for Cosmos can open a portal to any point in outer space […]

The BFG

Human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.’ On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. But there are other giants in Giant […]

The Ice Palace

Ivan lives in a land where the winter is dark and fearful. Starjik, King of Winter, steals Ivan’s little brother and Ivan braves the bitter cold to find him.

Pig Heart Boy

Cameron is thirteen, and all he wants is a ‘normal’ life – friends, swimming, school, family. But his life is far from normal. Not every thirteen-year-old desperately needs a new heart because theirs doesn’t work properly. Finally, one doctor offers hope. Cameron could – if he and his parents agree – take part in a […]

Katie Morag Delivers the Mail

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl! When the village mail gets muddled, it’s up to Katie Morag to sort things out – with a little help from Grannie Island and her tractor…

Pom Pom Gets The Grumps

A delightful and hilarious new character from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the highly acclaimed picture book, Where Bear? When Pom Pom Panda wakes up in a BAD mood one morning, nothing is right. And then things go from bad to worse. A fresh and funny new take on toddler […]

The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones

When Mabel Jones unknowingly commits ‘The Deed’ she finds herself swiftly bundled into a sack and carried off to the pirate ship the Feroshus Maggot ! Crewed by the strangest bunch of pirates you would ever want to meet, and captained by the dreaded Idryss Ebeneezer Split (a wolf with a false leg carved from […]

The Edge Chronicles: The Last of the Sky Pirates

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight – one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past – including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax – […]

How to Be a Lion

You don’t have to ROAR to be heard… Meet Leonard – a lion like no other. Leonard’s best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don’t they? What will the pair do when their way of life is threatened? From the New York Times-bestselling author of Max the Brave comes a powerful story […]

Where the Wild Things Are

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place […]

The Neverending Story

Only the right name gives beings and things their reality. A wrong name makes everything unreal. That’s what lies do. Bastian is nobody’s idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious magical world – a world of dragons, monsters, witches and giants. A […]

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

“This is the first time There’s ever been you , So I wonder what wonderful things You will do.” In this timeless poem about growing up, Emily Windfield Martin explores all the things you can choose to be, from brave and bold to creative and wise. Filled with beautiful, quirky illustrations and clever read-aloud rhyme, […]

The Witches

witches graphic novel

Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good?

Double Act

Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They’re identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier – but they couldn’t be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl […]

Smith

London street urchin Smith is 12 years old, and an experienced pick-pocket. One day on Ludgate Hill, he robbed an old gentleman, and one minute later watched him silently murdered by two men, who chased him for the document he had stolen but could not understand. Smith artfully dodges the two men and winds up […]

Emil and the Detectives

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES by Erich Kastner has been in print ever since it was first published in 1928. Young Emil is robbed on his first real railway journey of money entrusted to him by his hard-working mother for the relatives he is to stay with in Berlin. A gang of boys about his own […]

A Hundred Million Francs

A bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of francs stolen from the Paris-Ventimiglia express. Gaby is the leader, but it is super-cool Marion with her collection of stray dogs who is the heart of the gang. It all begins when a local villain […]

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in Nan’s attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere – until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him.

Toys in Space

Toys in Space

What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed into space – that’s what! Join our plucky band as they explore the cosmos, and help out one lonely alien along the way…

The Great Dream Robbery

Radio 1 broadcasters and bestselling authors of KID NORMAL – Greg James and Chris Smith – are back with a mind-bending adventure you won’t want to wake up from . . . Have you ever had a really strange dream? Maya Clayton definitely has. Last night she dreamt that her dad, the brilliant but slightly […]

The Super Sidekicks: No Adults Allowed

Get ready for superheroes, supervillains and super-hilarious adventures in this brand new series about four young sidekicks, from a New York Times bestselling author! Superheroes have it easy. They don’t have to clean their secret headquarters, wash the alien bloodstains out of their costumes or be responsible for taking Super Mutt out for a walk. […]

The Ice Whisperers

A chilling magical adventure about two sisters born 40,000 years apart, perfect for fans of The House With Chicken Legs and The Wild Way Home. When Bela’s mother dies, she is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle she’s never met. Exploring his strange scientific workshop, she uncovers a secret she was never […]

Gretel the Wonder Mammoth

A mammoth NEW picture book from the award-winning Kim Hillyard! One peaceful Tuesday morning, a loud CRACK could be heard as the last mammoth on earth broke free from her icy shell – here comes Gretel the Wonder Mammoth! Everyone is so excited to meet her but as she settles into her new life, Gretel […]

Frostheart 2: Escape From Aurora

Sequel to the bestselling Frostheart – the crew are back for another thrilling adventure! Ash and the rest of the Frostheart ‘s brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora – and Ash’s mind is blown . It’s an extraordinary place – unlike anything he’s ever seen – and he can’t wait […]

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street

When George stumbles across Marley’s Curiosity Shop, he finds a mysterious and magical snow globe. George and his Scrooge of a dad are soon swept on an incredible adventure to Christmases past, present and future. With help from an enthusiastic elf, a rather grumpy purple reindeer and a very mischievous Nan, can George find a […]

The Lost Spells

Beautiful books make unforgettable gifts. This pocket-sized treasure is the perfect gift for fans of nature, language and rich artwork, adult and child alike! Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane […]

Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species . ‘A long, long time ago, before humans even existed, the living world looked very different from how it looks today.’ For most of human history, people believed that everything in the world was created at once. But scientists started to challenge […]

Blackberry Blue

Step into a magical world of enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches . . . These six magical stories will thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way […]

Never Show a T-Rex a Book

What would happen if you showed a T-Rex a book? Well, she wouldn’t know what to do with it . . . would she? A madcap, super silly adventure story rooted in the transformative power of books, created by incredible new picture-book duo Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen.

Fangs

Poor Fangs, the tarantula, is terribly lonely and bored with her life in the pet-shop. So when Nathan takes her home, she’s more than excited about her new life. But before Nathan can introduce his new pet to his family, he’s going to need her help to convince them that spiders aren’t just creepy and […]

The Secrets of Sam & Sam

secrets of sam and sam

Sam likes being a twin. He likes having two mums. He likes cheese sandwiches and his dog and drawing comics with his friend Pea. He does not like humus – or heights . . . His twin sister Sammie likes being a twin too. She knows that she’s perfect best friend material for somebody – […]

The Christmasaurus

The number-one-bestselling, magical first children’s novel from Tom Fletcher. This is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur named the Christmasaurus . It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure . It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer. It’s […]

Football Academy: Reading the Game

Ben is at his happiest playing for United and is getting top marks from the coach. But every day at school is a trial for Ben, as he struggles to hide a huge secret from his teachers and classmates. Ben’s secret is starting to affect his game – can he swallow his pride and ask […]

Lizzie Zipmouth

Lizzie refuses to speak. She doesn’t want to talk to Rory or Jake, her new stepbrothers. Or to Sam, their dad. Or even to her mum. She’s completely fed up with having to join a new family, and nothing can convince her to speak to them. Not football, not pizza, not a new bedroom. That […]

My Daddies

A funny, heartfelt picture-book celebrating same-sex parents and shared story time, perfect for introducing children to the different kinds of family in the world today. Set off on a series of incredible adventures with an adorable family as the stories they read burst into colourful life. Battle dragons, dodge deadly dinosaurs, zoom to the moon […]

Billy and the Beast

From the author of Bumblebear, comes a new heroine for our times. Introducing: Billy! Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble… a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast … He’s making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat’s friends! Luckily, […]

Pablo and the Noisy Party

Pablo thinks differently! Pablo’s mum takes him to his cousin Lorna’s birthday party, but Pablo gets scared of the noisy party. Pablo hides in the car, and soon his friends come to join him. Pablo’s friends help him realise that it’s OK if he doesn’t want to go to the party. This lovely and heartwarming […]

Lizzie and Lucky: The Mystery Of The Missing Puppies

Meet Lizzie and Lucky: a sparky young detective and her loyal Dalmatian sidekick! The first title in a brand new illustrated series from beloved animal author Megan Rix. Lizzie is desperate for a dog. In order to convince her parents to get one, she has to come up with 101 reasons why she needs one. […]

The Last Firefox

A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding your inner fire. Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he’s made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole lot scarier. Because Cadno isn’t just any fox: he’s a firefox – the […]

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

This inspiring picture book tells the true story of world-famous deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie . This is a story of music. Of obstacles. Of strength and hard work. Of all you can accomplish when you dream. As a child, Evelyn Glennie’s ears began to hurt. Voices became distant whispers. Ringing phones sounded like muffled […]

My Magic Family

There are billions of families, a million ways to be. But in my magic family it’s Mummy, Mum and me! Let’s tell our family stories – fantastical and true – and we’ll find out who’s who to me, and who is who to you… In this celebratory, reassuring rhyming story a little girl with two […]

Pablo Goes Shopping

Pablo and his friends are going to the supermarket, or as they like to call it, the super place! Tang loves the super place, but Mouse finds it too bright and too noisy . Pablo and friends find different ways to have a lovely time among all the sights and sounds of the Super Place.

Michael Rosen’s Book of Very Silly Poems

Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse.

Forever Star

A beautiful, heartfelt adventure, perfect for celebrating all kinds of family and the love that brings them together. This is the dark and starless sky, where just past the moon a planet drifts by. And this is the planet that’s full to the brim, with friendly and caring space people called… TIM! Meet Tim and […]

Grandude’s Green Submarine

As the Chillers explored, Lucy spotted a picture of Nandude, their adventurous grandmother. “When will we see her again?” asked Bob. “Perhaps we could go on an adventure to find her!” said Em… Grandude and the Chillers are back! Jump aboard Grandude’s magical green submarine and join the quest to find Nandude, following her musical […]

Astrosaurs

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dino athletes. With the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue. But there’s more to the raptors’ plot than meets […]

Krindlekrax

There are plenty of weird and wonderful characters who live on Lizard Street. The hero of our story is Ruskin Splinter. But to be honest, Ruskin is a very unlikely hero. Small and thin, with knock-knees, thick glasses, a squeaky voice, no one at Ruskin’s school believes he’s capable of anything – all except for […]

Ship of Shadows

The sweeping, sparkling first book in a brand new series that will delight fans of The Wild Way Home and Frostheart. Aleja is a dreamer who longs for a life of magic and adventure. So when a mysterious ship arrives in her Spanish harbour city, crewed by a band of ruthless women, Aleja knows it’s […]

Orphans of the Tide

The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back. That grey morning, once the tide had retreated, a whale was found on a rooftop. When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he’s the Enemy – the […]

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster! Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to […]

The Twits

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked […]

Mummy Fairy and Me

mummy fairy and me

The perfect book to read together with your little one! My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she’s not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say ‘Marshmallow’ . . . and POOF! She’s Mummy Fairy. Ella’s family have a big secret […]

Mr Majeika

Mr Majeika is the most magical teacher around! As a rule, magic carpets don’t turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three’s new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump. Mr Majeika can behave just like any ordinary teacher if he wants […]

Mrs Pepperpot Stories

Everyone loves little Mrs Pepperpot! This compilation has 20 classic Mrs Pepperpot tales. Mrs Pepperpot can’t choose when she will shrink to the size of a pepperpot – it just happens. But whatever she encounters, whether it be a mountain of pancakes, a crafty fox or a monstrous mousetrap, little Mrs Pepperpot will always come […]

Betsey Biggalow is Here

betsey biggalow book

Betsey Biggalow is here! She may be small but she’s full of bright and shiny ideas about new trainers, winning at marbles and even helping the world! Join Betsey on four short, sun-filled adventures as she learns you don’t have to be big to make a big difference. This book is one of five short […]

The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour-Dog

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong has become a children’s classic! From The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog to karate princesses and hot cross bottoms, there’s a Jeremy Strong story to suit every child’s sense of humour. Jeremy’s readers range from 7 to teen, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Morris Gleitzman. Streaker is a mixed-up kind […]

My Skin Your Skin

My Skin Your Skin is a powerful book to help children and adults have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism. Most importantly, the book empowers children to be the best versions of themselves; to have self-love, self-esteem and self-worth, irrespective of their skin colour. This book was specifically written by Early Years expert and children’s […]

The Bumblebear

Norman is a bear. A bear who LOVES honey. According to Norman, there can never be enough honey; he needs to get his paws on more, more, more ! And who has the most honey? The bees, of course! So, dressed up in his very best bee onesie, he thinks he looks quite convincing as […]

Funky Chickens

Enter the crazy world of rap poet Benjamin Zephaniah! A reissue of the wonderfully irreverent collection of poetry for young people, touching on anything from vegetables to the Queen and from sewage to the sun. There’s plenty of humour as well as poems on racism, pollution and the murder of a cat.

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

The hilarious and moving new book from funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken . Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold? Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her […]

The Danger Gang

Franky can’t wait to move to his new town – although he wishes he didn’t have to leave his best friend Dani behind. But everything changes after the storm, when strange green lightning and powerful thunder crash down on the town. From that night on, the kids who live on Franky’s street start to change. […]

Murder Most Unladylike

The first marvellous murder mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! At Deepdean School for Girls, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have set up their own detective agency. But they are struggling to find any real crimes to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t.) Then Hazel discovers […]

The Silver Sword

THE SILVER SWORD by Ian Serraillier is an unforgettable World War II survival story. Although the silver sword was only a paper knife, it became the symbol of hope and courage which kept the Balicki children and their orphan friend Jan alive through the four years of occupation when they had to fend for themselves. […]

Boy in the Tower

When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way. Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him. His mum doesn’t really like […]

Kay’s Anatomy

Discover all the weird and wonderful things that go on inside your body with Adam Kay. Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well . . . pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher’s is even weirder. This book […]

The Hatmakers

Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia’s world, Making – crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients – is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia’s father Prospero and […]

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

In a period of English History that never happened, when Good King James III is on the throne, and the whole country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When orphans Bonnie and Sylvia fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they need all their wits – and the […]

The Worst Witch

Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem with Jill Murphy’s much-loved classic The Worst Witch- the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, but she’s making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. […]

The Queen’s Nose

Harmony’s uncle sends her on a treasure trail – which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when you rub the queen’s nose, your wishes will come true! From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic.

Varjak Paw

This cat must learn to fight! Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He’s never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats. ‘There are Seven Skills in the way of Jalal,’ whispered the […]

Charlotte’s Web

A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur […]

Beegu

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don’t seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter…

George’s Marvellous Medicine

WARNING: DO NOT try to make George’s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous… George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine […]

Leonora Bolt

WARNING: EPIC INVENTIONS AND SECRET SOCIETIES AHEAD . . . Leonora Bolt spends her days creating incredible inventions in her TOP SECRET laboratory, under the watchful eye of her terrifying uncle. Everything changes one day when a strange boy washes up on an inflatable lobster and reveals that Uncle Luther has been stealing her inventions […]

The Worries

Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone – you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better – and somehow they […]

The Creakers

A magical, mischievous adventure into an incredible new world, from Tom Fletcher, number-one-bestselling author of The Danger Gang and The Christmasaurus. Lucy wakes up one morning to discover something very strange indeed . All the grown-ups in her town have disappeared. All the other kids in Whiffington are so excited! No more grown-ups means no […]

The Puffin Keeper

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite’s job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. […]

Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure

Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective . When Lizzie and her cute puppy Lucky go on a family trip to the seaside, something doesn’t seem right. There’s talk of missing treasure no one has been able to find for years and years, and […]

Fantastic Mr Fox

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World’s NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider. Mr Fox is so […]

Martin’s Mice

Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn’t like eating mice – let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decides to keep it as a pet and soon Drusilla the mouse is established in an old bath tub in the attic. Martin is kept busy getting food, water, bedding – and then Drusilla’s babies […]

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Flinn is at school looking in the art cupboard for some coloured pens to finish off his dinosaur drawing when he stumbles upon Captain Stubble, a real live Pirate Captain! He tells Flinn that his ship, the Acorn, has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to help him rescue it back. Stubble makes Flinn […]

I Can Only Draw Worms

A riotously funny and ever-so-slightly bonkers book from genius storyteller Will Mabbitt.

Chocolate Cake

When I was a boy, I had a favourite treat. It was when my mum made . . . CHOCOLATE CAKE! Ohhh! I LOVED chocolate cake. Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen’s love letter to every child’s favourite treat, chocolate cake. Brought to life as a picture book for the […]

Never Teach a Stegosaurus to do Sums

A love letter to learning and the power of numbers from exciting talents, Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen. A laugh-out-loud ‘what if . . .?’ adventure that celebrates maths being fun in this riotous read. If a Stegosaurus knew how to do sums – well, what would happen? Maybe she’d learn to code, to invent, […]

Mrs Pepperpot

Mrs Pepperpot has a problem – a huge problem – she shrinks! And when she shrinks she finds herself in all sorts of trouble… Poor Mrs Pepperpot has shrunk again and she’s set her heart on going to the bazaar. But with a clever disguise and a cunning plan, she’s soon dancing rings around the […]

Dogger

When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is very sad. But when Dogger turns up on a stall at the garden fete, everything seems all right – until someone else buys him before Dave can get the money! Voted the public’s favourite CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner, this is a tale to which all […]

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, what can you see through your telescope? Is there really a shark in the park? Go on, be brave, open the book and see! Timothy Pope has a brand new telescope and he’s testing it out at the park. Peep through the die-cut holes in this book to see if you […]

Daisy Eat Your Peas

daisy eat your peas book

Here comes trouble! A super-dooper Daisy picture book – from Kes Gray, author of the bestselling Oi Frog and Friends , and Nick Sharratt, award-winning illustrator of You Choose and Pants ! Daisy does NOT like peas. And there is NOTHING that will get her to eat them. Mum says she can have an extra […]

The Magic Crayon

Jack was seven and Chloe was six. Jack liked his sister, but loved to play tricks . . . So begins this rollicking, rhyming tale that celebrates the power of imagination – with a difference! When Chloe’s silvery crayon develops magical powers, it sparks a thrilling chase through a fairytale world – an unbelievable adventure […]

Pumpkin Soup

pumpkin soup book

Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin, with a pumpkin patch in the garden. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup… until the day Duck wants to do the stirring… A funny, rhythmical story about friendship […]

My Mum

She’s nice, my mum …My mum’s a fantastic cook, and a brilliant juggler. She’s a great painter, and the strongest woman in the world! She’s really nice, my mum. A warm, funny tribute to Mum (and to mums everywhere) by the brilliant author/illustrator Anthony Browne.

Egg Drop

The Egg was young. It didn’t know much. We tried to tell it,but of course it didn’t listen. If only it had waited… The Egg loved the sky. It saw all the birds, insects, aeroplanes, balloons, helicopters, bats and clouds. It dreamed of being up there, flying with them all. So the Egg went to […]

Traction Man Is Here

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage […]

Super Daisy

Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It’s on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing… there’ll be PEAS… WITH EVERYTHING!!!! The fate of dinner-times world wide rests with Super Daisy. A super-fun , action-packed story with flaps, […]

Cartoon Kid

You’ll never GUESS what Mr Butternut said at school today: ‘This is your first day with me and I can see that there is something amazing about you… all of you are hiding a BIG SECRET.’ And do you know what it is? We are all SUPERHEROES. I nearly fell off my chair! Then we […]

The Snowman

Beloved children’s author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs’ classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers. One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling. He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose… just […]

Busy Day: Athlete

Join the busy athlete as he goes for gold in this playful, interactive flap book! Ready, set, go! Can you win the gold medal? Join in and use the flaps to help the athlete to warm up, jump over the pole, dive into the pool and much, much more. With interactive action-flaps, you can do […]

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold!

From The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog to karate princesses and hot cross bottoms, there’s a Jeremy Strong story to suit every child’s sense of humour. Jeremy’s readers range from 7 to teen, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Andy Stanton. Guess what’s coming to town! The Animal Games! There’ll be show-jumping for horses AND rabbits, and […]

Football Academy

football academy

Boys United: the first book in the Football Academy series by Tom Palmer Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He’s worried about his height though – what if he’s too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores – he’s made […]

Jaz Santos vs The World

A relatable, inclusive story about families, unlikely friendships and girl power. Ola! I’m Jasmina Santos-Campbell (but you can call me Jaz). You’ve probably heard of me and my football team the Bramrock Stars before. No? Well, you will soon because we’re almost famous! Forming the Stars was my genius idea – you see I need […]

Foul Play

Danny is obsessed with two things: football – especially City Football Club – and investigating crimes. So when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium late at night, he’s determined to get to the bottom […]

Dead Ball

Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia’s favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. His punishment: an ‘accidental’ car crash and he’s out of the return game in Russia. Something is going on with England’s replacement goalie, and Danny […]

Pablo’s Feelings

Sometimes your face doesn’t show how you are feeling. Pablo wants to go to his cousin Lorna’s house, but his mum sees the expression on his face and thinks that he doesn’t want to go! Pablo is autistic and he sees the world in a different way. Together with his friends, the Book Animals, he […]

Ballet Shoes

We three Fossils vow to try to put our name into history books, because it’s our very own, and nobody can say it’s because of our grandfathers. Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil are sisters – with a difference. All three were adopted as babies by Great Uncle Matthew, an eccentric and rich explorer who then […]

Spot Plays Football

It’s a lovely day and Spot and his friends are ready to play football together. Spot and Helen are captains of the red and blue teams, but who will score the most goals? Join the group of animal friends and the much-loved Spot as they learn it’s the taking part that counts – and, most […]

Topsy and Tim Play Football

Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. Topsy and Tim join the local football club. Along with their friends, they practice their skills, including dribbling a ball around cones. Then they play a proper game. It’s […]

Kicking a Ball

For anyone who can’t see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! ‘Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No – kicking a ball Is what I like.’ ‘What I like best, yes, most of all in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. […]

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Here comes trouble! Daisy is usually happy with her strawberry Dip Dab lollies or Crunchy Cream biscuits, but when Easter comes round, it’s all about chocolate. And the trouble with chocolate is, it’s TOO DELICIOUS. So when Daisy’s mum tells her they’re going to Chocolate Land as a special treat, she is REALLY excited! PLUS […]

The London Eye Mystery

A story about family, self-belief and bravery, The London Eye Mystery is a brilliantly inventive crime-caper perfect for fans of Enola Holmes, High-Rise Mystery and A Kind of Spark . 11.32 a.m. Ted and his sister Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. The pod rises from the ground, high above […]

First Class Murder

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express – and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When […]

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in […]

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel

Percy Jackson graphic novel

Percy Jackson – now in stunning graphic novel form! Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That’s when things started really going […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Things aren’t going well for Greg Heffley . He’s been thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Along with his friend Rowley, Greg’s desperate to prove his new maturity, which only going up a grade can bring. But when Rowley’s star starts […]

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret . . . He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can’t decide when – it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about: * His brother (who is […]

How to Live Forever

Colin Thompson’s books are mystical and complex, they will appeal to children and adults alike and demand to be returned to as there is always a new image to see . . . something more to catch the eye. Peter and his family live among the Quinces in the cookery section of a mystical library, […]

Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she’s sure Nicole will be right by her side – until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid’s biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid’s […]

Chasing the Stars

Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety. Nathan’s ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journey it is attacked. Only a few survive. Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and […]

Silly Verse for Kids

A collection of the absurd, ridiculous, sublime and characteristically anarchic verse from the brilliant Spike Milligan. With his very own illustrations, this collection, which includes the famous On the Ning Nang Nong will make you laugh from the bottom of your belly – just like Spike did. The legendary and iconic figure, Spike Milligan was […]

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾

Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It’s my mother’s fault for singing ‘My Way’ at two o’clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children’s home. Meet […]

Stuff

Do you ever wonder where your stuff comes from, and what happens to it when you’re finished with it? Did you know that you can make paper out of elephant poo? And plastic packaging out of seaweed? And did you know that if you throw away an old T-shirt, it can take 200 years to […]

Poems Out Loud

From rockets to mermaids and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in this diverse and contemporary collection. Perfect for young children aged 4+ who are approaching poetry for the very first time, these poems can be performed out loud, shared with others or simply read in your head. Featuring award-winning poets, brand new voices, […]

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here!

The yucky things your brother does, the annoying things your parents say, the funny things you feel. Michael Rosen knows all about YOU! A much-loved classic of family life from the brilliant Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake.

Dixie O’Day: In the Fast Lane

Introducing Dixie O’Day and also, of course, his friend Percy! This dashing duo are always getting into adventures – here they enter the All-Day Car Race little knowing what is ahead of them! Dixie and Percy run into all sorts of peril, as does their arch enemy, Lou Ella. But who will win, and will […]

Find the Spy

Psst! Calling all super-cunning spies. Yes, I mean YOU. Can you find the real-life spies hidden throughout this book? With 8 fiendish spotting scenes, only the most cunning reader will be able to find these spies. Discover the true stories of 8 fascinating spies: one who crawled across the rooftops of Paris, one who hid […]

How To Be Extraordinary

Could you be EXTRAORDINARY? This book will inspire you with the real-life stories of extraordinary people, showcasing a total variety of personalities and talents. Whoever you are, and whoever you want to be, read about the extraordinary stories of these 15 people, and decide how YOU will be extraordinary too! From around the world and […]

Mr Creep the Crook

Mr Creep the Crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too – even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. . .

Would You Rather

Would you rather drink snail squash or eat mashed worms? Help a witch make stew? Tickle a monkey? Or maybe – if you could really be anyone or do anything in the world – would you rather just be…you?

The Book With No Pictures

The Book with No Pictures

You might think a book with no pictures would be boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how this book works: Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say BLORK . Or BLUURF . And even if they have to say things […]

Starting School

Are you starting school? How exciting! Following a number of children’s first experiences, this picture book takes children right from their very first day to the end of the school year. This reassuring read will support even the most nervous school-starter, exploring each emotion, from fear to excitement, with care. The perfect read to start […]

Topsy and Tim: Start School

Topsy and Tim Start School is a perfect, reassuring picture book for children who are just about to start school. Along with favourite characters Topsy and Tim, children will learn what to expect in lessons, in the playground – even in the canteen – and, more importantly, that school can be fun! The Topsy and […]

A Different Sort of Normal

A Different Sort of Normal

*The beautiful true story of one girl’s journey growing up autistic – and the challenges she faced in the ‘normal’ world* I’m not like the other children in my class . . . and that’s an actual scientific FACT. Hi! My name is Abigail, and I’m autistic. But I didn’t know I was autistic until […]

Barbara Throws a Wobbler

Barbara Throws a Wobbler book

Barbara is in a very bad mood. She won’t admit it, but she is. She has a problem with a sock, and at lunchtime there’s a strange pea… And even though she’s at the park with her friends, it all just gets a bit much. Suddenly Barbara’s WOBBLER is out of control! But what if […]

Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. She struggles to get along with her other workers, who […]

Boy Overboard!

Jamal loves playing football, which isn’t easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal’s stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal’s mother […]

What Is A Refugee?

Who are refugees? Why are they called that word? Why do they need to leave their country? In this simple, graphic and bold picture book for young children, author/illustrator Elise Gravel explores what it means to be a refugee. This book is the perfect tool to introduce an important and timely topic to children.

Almost Anything

George can’t roller-skate, George can’t paint, and George most certainly can’t dance! But Bear is very wise. She thinks that, with a little help, George can do all these things – and more! And, luckily for George, Bear has just a little magic to help . . . An empowering book about the power of […]

The Silence Seeker

When a new family moves in next door, Joe’s mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet. When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsolately on the steps, Joe decides to help him find a quiet […]

Wonder

The unforgettable and life-affirming story of August Pullman – a boy who’s desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out. ‘My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’ Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing […]

Bad Girls

“Mum said to just ignore them and they’ll get tired of teasing. They haven’t got tired yet.” Mandy is lonely. She’s been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. But then she meets Tanya. Fun, daring and glamorous Tanya wants Mandy as HER friend! She can’t believe her luck. There’s only one […]

How the Be a Lion

You don’t have to ROAR to be heard… Meet Leonard – a lion like no other. Leonard’s best friend is Marianne, a duck. But lions chomp ducks, don’t they? What will the pair do when their way of life is threatened? From the New York Times-bestselling author of Max the Brave comes a powerful story […]

Cloud Busting

Despite his Mum’s insistence, Sam doesn’t want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey’s a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap moron. But one day Davey saves Sam’s life and a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has […]

Hacker

MESSAGE: This is the system operator. Who is using this account? Please identify yourself . . . When Vicky’s father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how? There’s only one way – to attempt to break into the […]

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich – that’s what!

The Green Planet

This is our Green Planet: a hidden world where plants care for other plants and can smell, taste, touch, hear and even . . . ‘talk’. In the world of plants, time passes more slowly, but if we speed months into minutes we can peer into this hidden world and realise: it’s a battleground. Plants […]

A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with extra anecdotes from winsome characters in Charlotte Voake’s inimitable style; this child-friendly guide also includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters.

Funnybones

The Halloween classic! The very first book in the beloved Funnybones stories, created by children’s book superstars Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Meet the skeletons (a big skeleton and a little skeleton and a dog skeleton) and dive into the wonderful world of dark, dark cellars and skeleton animals in this joyful and hilarious read.

Titch

A TITCH storybook by award winning author, Pat Hutchins. Titch is the smallest and the youngest in his family. His brother Pete and his sister Mary have bigger biokes than Titch, kites that fly high-up in the sky and instruments that make much BIGGER noises. But when Titch plants a tiny seed thay all find […]

Hair Love

It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters. Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own! It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Mum always does Zuri’s hair just the way she […]

You Choose

Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . you choose! With the help of Nick Sharratt’s wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is […]

Kay’s Marvellous Medicine

The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people’s heads off but there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn’t have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It’s time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load […]

Super Duper You!

Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quiet, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect to read aloud – and then read again, and again!

Tales from India

A collection of 20 stories from India’s rich folklore heritage. From wicked magicians to wise old priests, charming princes and beautiful princesses, to greedy tigers and wily jackals, these magical tales are full of adventure and trickery, and infused with deeper messages about morality, Life and the world around us. Founded on the work of […]

Jed’s Really Useful Poem

When the old oak tree in the park dies, the local paper runs a competition for children to write a poem about trees. Jed starts writing immediately. The prize is his photo in the paper and lunch with the mayor! But best of all, Jed discovers that even an old oak tree can have many […]

The Paperbag Prince

The Paperbag Prince is an old man living in a railway carriage on a rubbish dump. But he knows that even rubbish can sometimes contain treasure, and that if he stays long enough, gentle nature will heal the countryside and make the green come again.

The Rainbow Bear

The polar bear is bored of his white environment and his hard life. He dreams of soaking himself in all the luminous colours of the rainbow. But when his wish is granted, he realises to his cost that his arctic camouflage no longer works and he needs the advice of others to escape his prism… […]

The Last Polar Bears

Grandfather is off on an expedition to the North Pole to find the Last Polar Bears and with him goes Roo – a dog of character and strong views. The intrepid explorers set sail on the good ship Unsinkable and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Eccentric, moving and very funny, their story is […]

The Last Wolf

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren’t all they seem – and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends […]

Blue Planet II

This is our Blue Planet: a beautiful blue marble suspended in a sea of stars. Dive into these incredible stories from BBC Blue Planet II. Unlike billions of other worlds in the Milky Way, 71 per cent of our Blue Planet is covered by ocean. It’s home to the greatest diversity of life on Earth […]

Mouse House

In the house there lives a family: a mum, a dad, a girl and a boy. But they are not alone; a secret mouse family is living there too, who only come out when everyone else is asleep. One day they are spotted and the mouse catcher is called … Will they escape in time? […]

Last Stop on Market Street

“Sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt, CJ, you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.” CJ begins his weekly bus journey around the city with disappointment and dissatisfaction, wondering why he and his family can’t drive a car like his friends. Through energy and encouragement, CJ’s nana helps him see the beauty and fun in their […]

Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Mr Gumpy has decided to go for a ride in his motor car. It’s a nice day and the sun is shining, so off he goes. But he only gets as far as the lane before the children, the rabbit, the cat, the dog, the pig, the sheep, the chickens, the calf and the goat […]

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Mrs Armitage sets off for a quiet cycle with her faithful dog, Breakspear, but she just can’t help thinking of ways to improve her bicycle. Before very long she has added three very loud horns, a bucket of water to wash her hands, a complete tool kit. And by the time she has also added […]

The Runaway Train

The first charming tale in The Little Red Train series which will appeal to all little boys and girls obsessed with engines , trains and things that go! Oh no! Duffy has forgotten to put on the brake and the Little Red Train has set off down the track without its driver! Can Duffy catch […]

Clean Up!

Join Rocket as she sets sail on a brand new mission – to save a Caribbean beach from plastic pollution! When Rocket goes on holiday to visit her grandparents, she’s shocked by the pollution that’s spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save […]

Billy’s Bucket

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday – a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he’s in for a big surprise!

The Big Book of the UK

Introduce children to the wonders, history, culture and customs of the United Kingdom with The Big Book of the UK. Learn about the sport of “dwile flonking”, find out where black diamonds come from, ,eet the supernatural animal that haunts the Scottish Highlands and discover the British sweets that helped Hillary and Tenzing scale Everest. […]

Katie Morag: Island Stories

Welcome to the Scottish Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl! Whether she’s posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, […]

Hurricane Betsey

hurricane betsey book

A hurricane is on it’s way . . . And Betsey can’t wait! Join her as she helps prepare for the storm, is entered into a very strange contest, and even attempts to eat a MONSTER hamburger in four fabulously funny adventures. This book is one of five collections featuring Betsey Biggalow from Children’s Laureate, […]

The Brockenspectre

Tomas wants to be like his father – strong, brave and fearless. Pappi is a mountain guide, often away from home. He has taught Tomas to love the mountains, but also to fear their dangers – the winds and blizzards, the treacherous paths, the giddying slopes. Above all, Tomas fears the Brockenspectre – a huge, […]

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest […]

The Queen’s Knickers

It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis – or her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps her woolly […]

How High the Moon

Boston was nothing like South Carolina. Up there, colored folks could go anywhere they wanted. Folks didn’t wait for church to dress in their fancy clothes. Fancy was just life. Mama was a city girl . . . and now I was going to be one too. It’s 1944, and in a small, Southern, segregated […]

Sulwe

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe’s skin is the colour of midnight. She’s darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. […]

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Meet the little leaders. They’re brave. They’re bold. They changed the world. Did you know the treatment for leprosy was developed by a young scientist called Alice Ball? And Josephine Baker- world famous cabaret singer and dancer- was also a spy for the French resistance? Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world’s history, this book […]

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Meet the little leaders. They’re brave. They’re exceptional. They changed the world. Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue’s editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? Learn all about the exceptional black men who broke barriers and fought injustice to realise their dreams and […]

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

A hilarious retelling of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. You may think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf – but only one person knows the real story. And that person is A. Wolf. His tale starts with a birthday cake for his dear old granny, […]

George and the Dragon

Far, far away in the high, high mountains in a deep, deep valley in a dark, dark cave – there lived a mighty dragon.’ He was an awesome and frightening creature, terrorising whole armies, destroying castles, demolishing forests and kidnapping princesses. But this mighty dragon had a deep, dark secret. . . . Uncover a […]

The Tulip Touch

The Tulip Touch

Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn’t care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip’s bizarre games, but as the games become […]

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is the unforgettable story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the unlikely care of grumpy old Tom Oakley. But then his new-found happiness is shattered by […]

The Lion and the Unicorn

This special edition includes stories from real-life evacuees, uncovered from the Imperial War Museums. When Lenny’s father goes to fight in the Second World War he gives his son a brass badge with two animals engraved on it: a lion for bravery and a unicorn for courage. Then, Lenny himself must go away, evacuated from […]

Queen Victoria

This vibrant mini-hardback celebrates the reign of one of Britain’s most iconic rulers. Filled with beautiful illustrations, early photographs and details from throughout her reign. She guided Great Britain through a period of immense change and invention. This book explores the lasting legacy Victoria and her devoted husband, Prince Albert, had on the world. The […]

Hetty Feather

London, 1876. Hetty Feather is a tiny, fiery-haired baby when her mother leaves her on the steps of the Foundling Hospital. Sent to live with a foster family in the country until she is big enough to go to school, Hetty plays vivid imaginary games with her foster brothers. Together they sneak off to visit […]

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey this beautiful fairytale is perfect for readers young and old. Lila doesn’t just want to be a Firework-Maker’s daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she’s learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship – […]

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Half boy . Half God . ALL Hero . I was just a normal kid, I went to school (got expelled a lot, but that wasn’t my fault), played sports and hung out with my best friend. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now, I spend my time at Camp Half Blood, battling monsters […]

The Red Pyramid

Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world… ‘I GUESS IT STARTED THE NIGHT OUR DAD BLEW UP THE BRITISH MUSEUM . . .’ CARTER AND SADIE KANE’S dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta […]

There’s a Viking in My Bed and Other Stories

After falling overboard from his longboat, Sigurd the Viking finds himself in modern-day Flotby – a small English seaside town. Finding refuge in the aptly named Viking Hotel, Siggy’s attempts to embrace modern ways end in disaster. His attempt at romance is no better off as even the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly […]

Romans on the Rampage

Perilus is a Roman boy who is crazy about chariot racing. He loves to practise in his own homemade chariot (pulled by the family goat) and dreams of riding in the Circus Maximus himself one day. But when Perilus’s hero, the brilliant charioteer Scorcha , goes missing on the day of the big race, Perilus […]

Stig of the Dump

The Thing sitting in the corner seemed to be interested. It got up and moved towards Barney, into the light. Barney was glad to see it was Somebody after all. Funny way to dress though, he thought, rabbit-skins round the middle and no shoes or socks. Barney spends a lot of time by himself, and […]