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Chapter book

Jummy has won a place at the River School, the finest girls’ boarding school in Nigeria. Nothing can dampen her spirits, not even when she learns that her best friend Caro won’t be joining her.

By the Shine-Shine River, school is everything Jummy dreamt of, with friendly new girls, midnight feasts and sporting prizes – but when Caro suddenly arrives at the school to work, not to learn, Jummy must bring all her friends together to help.

From a fantastic new talent in middle-grade contemporary fiction, Sabine Adeyinka, based on her own experience of attending boarding school in Nigeria

A joyful, glorious collision of classic boarding-school story with vibrant 1990s Nigeria

Irrepressible Jummy investigates an intriguing mystery as her best friend from home turns up at the school

Non-fiction

Every day, you use the ultimate supercomputer … your brain!

Join Little House of Science on an access-all-areas tour of the body’s brilliant command centre. Using fun exercises and experiments that are easy to do at home, and presented with simple, easy-to-follow illustrations, This Book is Full of Brains is an awe-inspiring guide to this remarkable organ.

Discover the gruesome history of neuroscience, check out the inner workings of animal brains and find out all about the remarkable things the brain can do. How fast can a thought travel? How do senses work? Why do we sleep? Find out the answers to these questions and many, many more.

Since 2014, Little House of Science have been using their fun after-school clubs, workshops and holiday camps to teach STEM-related subjects to children from age 3 to 12. They use their engaging, interactive approach to teach kids about space, biology, engineering, geology and loads of other subjects. They now present their first book, exploring the incredible wonders of the brain.

Picturebook

In a plot of land at the edge of town, Ana grows only perfectly-sized plants and perfect-looking flowers, and throws all the irregular shoots and uneven seeds over the wall into the disorderly Wild. But as her garden gets tidier, neater and more constrained, the Wild begins to grow…

Chapter book

Meet Mylan – an ordinary blue alien. He’s travelling the universe, looking for someone having a bad day, to help them.

Meet Chloe. She’s just stubbed her toe. Now she’s being followed by an alien. Her day can only get better, right? WRONG.

Every bad day begins with a stubbed toe. Mylan Bletzleburger’s research proves this. But even he couldn’t predict how Chloe’s day would escalate from a sore foot to the entire Earth being swallowed up.

Can Mylan and Chloe save the planet? Will Mylan ever pilot a cool spaceship? And will Tanka Tanka Woo Woo, the Queen of the Universe, ever share her haircare secrets?

Funny and packed with action and quirky aliens, this intergalactic adventure is out of this world!

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