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Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK

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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. . .

Picturebook

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?

Picturebook

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 like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA!

That’s the rule. That’s the deal.

US comic writer and actor, B. J. Novak’s brilliantly irreverent and very, very silly The Book With No Pictures will delight kids and grownups alike!

Picturebook

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 a conversation about any pre-school nerves, packed with playful illustrations and easy to understand explanations.

This is a book that you’ll want to read again and again – far beyond the last day of the school year.

Picturebook

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 Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork, but they remain instantly recognisable and trusted characters that parents will remember from their own childhoods. This edition also includes a puzzle and a map of Topsy and Tim’s village that parents can use to teach their children basic map skills and directions.

Topsy and Tim have all sorts of new experiences – just like you!

Find out what happens on the twins’ first day at school.

Non-fiction

The beautiful true story of one girl’s journey growing up autistic and the challenges she faced in the ‘normal’ world.

Abigail wass not like the other children in the class at school. Abigail didn’t didn’t know she was autistic until she was an adult.

This is her true story of growing up in the confusing ‘normal’ world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about herself.

There are be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains, heart-warming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including her dad and a mysterious tub of ice cream. Along the way you’ll also find some Very Crucial Information about autism.

If you’ve ever felt different, out of place, like you don’t fit in – this book is for you.

Picturebook

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 Barbara and her Wobbler can work together, so she can be cheerful again?

A brilliantly funny and sensitive way to understand and deal with tantrums.

Chapter book

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 think she’s snobby and stuck up.

But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner. The best thing about Mrs Roberts?

She’s a suffragette!

Opal’s world is opened to Mrs Pankhurst, and the fight to give women the right to vote.

And when Opal meets Morgan, Mrs Roberts’ handsome son , and heir to Fairy Glen- she believes she’s found her soulmate.

But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal’s life for ever.

A brilliantly gripping wartime story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Chapter book

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 has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn’t as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.

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