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 […]

Best Books This Month – February 2023

best new books February 2023

It’s easy to feel lost in the flood of so many new children’s books available. Each month, our review panel reads scores of new books and we highlight five of our recently published favourites. Check out our Review Panel’s top books for you to read in February 2023.

Best Books This Month – January 2023

best new children's books January 2023

It’s easy to feel lost in the flood of so many new children’s books available. Each month, our review panel reads scores of new books and we highlight five of our recently published favourites. Check out our Review Panel’s top books for you to read in January 2023.

Northern Lights

His dark materials

Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…

The Ghost of Gosswater

the ghost of gosswater

The Lake District, 1899 The Earl is dead and cruel Cousin Clarence has inherited everything. Twelve-year-old Lady Agatha Asquith is cast out of Gosswater Hall to live in a tiny, tumbledown cottage with a stranger who claims to be her father. Aggie is determined to discover her real identity, but she is not alone on […]

Sylvia and Bird

Sylvia and bird

Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely . . . until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia’s life for ever.

Tell Me a Dragon

tell me a dragon

In this enchanting book, Jackie Morris conjures a world where everyone has their own dragon, exploring all their variety through lyrical text and beautifully realised illustrations. This children’s classic is now available in this larger, high-quality production format for full enjoyment of the art work and the wonderful creatures it presents.

Books Featuring Family Secrets & Lies

Ann-Marie Howell shares some books featuring family secrets and lies

Five Books Featuring Family Secrets & Lies – by Ann-Marie Howell Ann-Marie Howell, author of Mystery Of The Night Watchers, joins us this week to share some books featuring family secrets and lies. Ann-Marie’s book is a gripping new historical adventure set in East Anglia, and the story sees the unearthing of some family secrets dangerous […]

Books of the Month – 2018

Best Books of The Month in 2018

All our Books of The Months in 2018 Each month our Review Panel highlights recommended new children’s books. Our top five picks each month feature newly published children’s books that we think you’ll love just as much as we do. From picturebooks and poetry to novels and non-fiction, we love shouting from the rooftops about […]

Books of the Month – 2019

Best Books of The Month in 19

All our Books of The Months in 2019 Each month our Review Panel highlights recommended new children’s books. Our top five picks each month feature newly published children’s books that we think you’ll love just as much as we do. From picturebooks and poetry to novels and non-fiction, we love shouting from the rooftops about […]

Books of the Month – 2020

Best Books of The Month in 2020

All our Books of The Months in 2020 Each month our Review Panel highlights recommended new children’s books. Our top five picks each month feature newly published children’s books that we think you’ll love just as much as we do. From picturebooks and poetry to novels and non-fiction, we love shouting from the rooftops about […]

Books of the Month – 2021

Best Books of The Month in 2021

Recommended New Children’s Books Each month our Review Panel highlights recommended new children’s books. Our top five picks each month feature newly published children’s books that we think you’ll love just as much as we do. From picturebooks and poetry to novels and non-fiction, we love shouting from the rooftops about the best new children’s […]

Bunny vs Monkey: Machine Mayhem

Bunny vs Monkey Machine Mayhem

Genius inventor Skunky has just designed a brand-new creation . . . a robot called Metal Eve! She needs to learn everything there is to know about life, so it’s probably not the best idea that she’s surrounded by Bunny, Monkey, Weenie, Pig and the gang. The only thing she’s going to learn from them […]

Kitty Quest: Trial by Tentacle

kitty quest trial by tentacle

Dog Man meets the Lord of the Rings in this epic laugh-out-loud graphic novel series about two aspiring monster slayers. In their second adventure, our heroes face a new threat to Meowminster – an army of ferocious sea monsters! This is the perfect new read for fans of Captain Underpants, Dog Man and The Simpsons! The islands of Pawdor are […]

Family and Me!

family and me

A joyful book that shows children how their wonderful features, traits and heritage can be lovingly passed down from biological and chosen family members. As a young girl explores the idea of her family tree, she notices all the beautiful physical features she has inherited from her black and south Asian family lines. Not only […]

Genie and Teeny: The Wishing Well

Genie and Teeny The Wishing Well

Meet Grant the genie, and his best friend – the puppy, Teeny… The third in a series of magical adventures from the renowned illustrator, Steven Lenton, winner of Waterstones Picture Book of the Month and the Times Children’s Book of the Week. When Grant starts to miss his old life in Genie World, Teeny has […]

The Secret School Invasion

the secret school invasion

Hilarious, pitch-perfect stories where everyday school life becomes completely extraordinary! By a brilliant author/illustrator team with laughs on every page! Izzy’s school is being merged with St Bartholomew’s Primary, their greatest rivals! What will happen when the new kids join, in their too-shiny shoes and with their too-loud singing? And what if they’ve got a […]

Einstein the Penguin: The Case of the Fishy Detective:

Einstein the Penguin fishy detectives

An unforgettable friend returns in this warm and fantastically funny sequel to the bestselling debut Einstein the Penguin. Imogen and Arthur have been missing their friend, the penguin, Einstein, since he went back to Australia. So when an opportunity for him to return arises, they jump at the chance. But then Einstein and his friend […]

Resist

Resist tom player

As the brutal Second World War stretches on with no end in sight, life for ordinary Dutch people in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands is fraught with peril and hardship. There is very little to eat and the population lives under the constant threat of arrest and enslavement. After the murder of her beloved uncle and the […]

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup

yesterday crumb and the storm in a teacup

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

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 […]

Running Out of Time

running out of time

A thrilling, unputdownable debut, with extraordinary twists and incredible action, from an incredible new voice in children’s fiction. When Alex and his father are forced to flee their home to escape a brutal government, they begin a life-threatening journey across Europe. But when they are separated before they can reach Britain, Alex finds himself alone, […]

Ones to Watch – New Children’s Books for Spring 2023

new children's books coming soon spring 2023

New Children’s Books For Spring 2023 It’s always exciting to know about which great new books are coming soon and we’ve been on a mission to dig out the best books to look forward to! Our team has been taking a look at some of the new children’s books coming up this term. We’ve picked […]

Best Books This Month – December 2022

Best Children's Books December 2022

It’s easy to feel lost in the flood of so many new children’s books available. Each month, we pick five of our recently published favourites. Check out our Review Panel’s top picks for you to read in December 2022.

Best Books This Month – November 2022

Best Children's Books November 2022

It’s easy to feel lost in the flood of so many new children’s books available. Each month, we pick five of our recently published favourites. Check out our Review Panel’s top picks for you to read in November 2022.

Best Books of 2022

teachers favourites 2022

Children’s Books of the Year 2022: Shortlist We love to hear which books are popular among our community of primary teachers, TAs, librarians, authors and children’s book lovers. Our Review Panel has been searching for the top children’s books published in 2022. We’ve been looking for the best classroom read-alouds, the most popular books with […]

The Perfect Parent Project

the perfect parent project

All Sam wants is a family of his own, a home instead of a ‘house’ and parents he knows will still be there when he wakes up. Because Sam has been in and out of foster care his whole life and he can’t imagine ever feeling like he truly belongs. Then his best friend Leah […]

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits

rabbit and bear

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

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Tom's Midnight Garden

When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle’s house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . .eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! Tom races down […]

Best Books This Month – October 2022

Books we love - October 2022

It’s easy to feel lost in the flood of so many new children’s books available. Each month, we pick five of our recently published favourites. Check out our Review Panel’s top picks for you to read in October 2022.

Animal Sidekicks

animal sidekicks book

Heard about the fish that clean shark teeth? Or the frog that lives with a tarantula? Welcome to the weird world of symbiosis – where animals form incredible relationships. Macken Murphy introduces his favourite symbiotic relationships in his first kids’ non-fiction book. Along the way he explains the cool science behind the baffling behaviour of […]

Year Group Recommended Reads

year group recommended reads booklist

Best Books for Each Year Group Each of our Year Group Recommended Reads lists contains 50 books specially picked out for reading for pleasure in each primary year group, from Preschool to Year 6. The lists are designed to provide recommendations of age-appropriate and accessible books across a range of genres and styles. These lists […]

Knock Knock Superhero

Knock Knock Superhero Book

Pasta Man has run out of Pasta Power. . . Can our young hero help him to get his powers back and defeat evil Madame Chilli, who wants to rule the world with lashings of chilli sauce? With action-packed adventure and bright, detailed artwork, this is the ultimate fun-filled counting storybook!

The Case of the Smuggler’s Curse

The Case of the Smuggler’s Curse

Lucy, Max, Charlie and Joe aren’t looking for new friends – they have too many of their own problems to worry about. But when the four of them, and Charlie’s faithful dog, Sherlock, spot a phantom figure on Southwold beach one winter’s night, they are thrown together to unravel a mystery that none of them […]

Vampirates

vampirates

Orphaned twins Connor and Grace Tempest take to the ocean in a desperate attempt to flee from a terrible life on shore. But a vicious storm wrecks their ship and leaves them fighting for their lives. For Connor his only salvation is a pirate ship… but this is no ordinary pirate ship. Desperate to survive […]

4.50 from Paddington

Agatha Christie’s audacious mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man […]

The Polar Express

the polar express

Discover The Polar Express, a true Christmas classic. “Magical” Guardian “Evocative and atmospheric” Sunday Times “A thrilling tale” Independent All aboard the Polar Express to the North Pole! Follow one boy’s journey to receive a very special gift from Santa himself: a bell that only true believers in Father Christmas can hear ring. Discover the […]

Neverwhere

never where

Neverwhere is the stunningly original first novel from Neil Gaiman, the bestselling and prizewinning author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods . Wired called it ‘the sort of book Terry Pratchett might produce if he spent a month locked in a cellar with Frank Kafka’. This is a must-read […]

The Railway Children

the railway children

When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’s father is taken away and they move to a tiny cottage in the countryside, the only advantage is the nearby railway. Join them on their adventures as they befriend all those who work with the trains, prevent a railway disaster and try to discover the truth behind their father’s disappearance. […]

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

the boy with the butterfly mind

Jamie Lee wants to be normal. But his ADHD makes him feel like his brain is full of butterflies. Elin Watts wants to be perfect. If she can be, surely her dad will come home. When Jamie and Elin’s families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral […]

Rainbow Grey

Rainbow Grey

A magical new series from best-selling author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson! Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn’t have ANY magic! Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. […]

Llama Out Loud

llama out loud

Sidesplitting middle grade comedy, with serious heart (and one very funny llama). Illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan, the official illustrator for World Book Day 2022. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Winner of a Made for Mums Gold Award. Yasmin Shah is a ten-year-old girl who is part of a big, noisy family and doesn’t […]

Bloom

Sorrel Fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules – and there are LOTS. Luckily, Sorrel doesn’t have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of Surprising Seeds buried under a tree in her backyard. Now she’s hearing […]

Little Bird Flies

Little Bird Flies

Bridie lives on the remote Scottish island of Tornish, the youngest of three sisters. Although she loves her island, with its wild seas and big skies, she guiltily nurses a secret dream of flight – to America and the freedom of the New World. But her family are struggling under the spiteful oppression of the […]

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. […]

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure

Brightstorm

Shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2019 A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring! Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has been accused of […]

Best Books of 2021

Teachers' Favourite children's books in 2021

We love to hear about which books are popular among our community of primary teachers, TAs, librarians, authors and children’s book lovers. We searched for your top children’s books published in 2021. Browse the SHORTLISTED books in each category below or head to the Books of the Year page to see the category winners. If you are […]

The Moon: Discover the Mysteries of Earth’s Closest Neighbour

The Moon

This incredible guide to the Moon takes 7 to 9 year olds through its past, present, and future through stunning illustrations, photographs, and fascinating information. The perfect introduction to the Earth’s closest neighbour for young readers, The Book of the Moon covers the entire subject in thrilling detail. It explains the Moon’s geography, its phases, […]

Mummies Unwrapped

Mummies Unwrapped

Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mummies in this fascinating gift book from the British Museum What is a mummy? How exactly were they made? And is there really such a thing as a mummy’s curse? Find out the answers to these questions and many more, in this gruesome guide to the mummification process. Filled […]

India, Incredible India

India, Incredible India

Journey through India and explore its incredible diversity in this richly illustrated book, with words from a Costa-winning author. Written by award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan with detailed artwork by Nina Chakrabarti, this is a joyful celebration of India and its incredible people, places and wildlife. Watch elephants bathing from a houseboat in Kerala, marvel at […]

Cats React to Science Facts

Cats React to Science Facts

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

Wild Animals of the World

Wild Animals of the World

Famous German illustrator Dieter Braun offers his readers an accurate representation of animals from all around the world in this gorgeously illustrated volume. Our world is full of wonderful animals. From the brightly coloured mandrills in the rainforests of Africa to the majestic humpback whales in the icy waters of the Antarctic. Through his beautiful […]

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 . […]

History’s Biggest Show-offs

History's BIGGEST Show-offs

Some people just can’t resist showing off… and this BIG book introduces readers to some of the biggest braggers and loudest show-offs throughout history. This book takes young readers on a tour of some of history’s greatest show-offs, from wealthy kings and queens who loved to splash the cash to masterful musicians who weren’t shy […]

Around the World in 80 Festivals

Around the World in 80 Festivals

When do you eat ‘bread of the dead’, or walk barefoot across red-hot coals? When might you dress up as a demon in a hairy suit and huge horned headdress? What are you celebrating if you climb an 18-metre-high tower made out of buns? Includes a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal a […]

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 […]

Summer Reads 2022

Summer Reads 2022

Looking for some good children’s books to get stuck into during the summer holidays? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite new children’s books out this summer, listed by age group. Our summer selection includes stories of adventurous getaways, creatures of the deep, treasure quests, seashore escapades and plenty of exploration of […]

Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

Minibeast fans will quickly become minibeast experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about minibeasts? Bees die when they sting you, centipedes have 100 legs and cockroaches are indestructible, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you’re WRONG! But […]

Marvellous Body: A Magic Lens Book

Marvellous Body: A Magic Lens Book

In this eye-catching book, readers can explore the hidden inner workings of the human body, look inside different organs and body systems and learn about how to look after their own physical and mental health at the same time. Readers use the see-through magic lens to reveal how our bodies function and the different body […]

Iceberg

Iceberg

In the final freeze of an Antarctic winter, green tails wave across a star-full sky, as if to farewell endless nights. If this world looks empty, look closer … Penguins trek across the ice to their winter homes. As the temperature warms, birds fly above on their long migrations. And with the advent of summer, […]

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Do you know why a chef’s hat has 100 pleats? Or how many ways there are to tie a tie? Packed full of whacky facts and stunning clothes from designers and cultures around the world, as well as glorious illustrations featuring objects from the V&A, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever […]

Slow Down: Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories

Slow Down

All around us, nature is turning, growing…and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it’s not always easy to see them… Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them unfold. Then go outside and explore… and see what you find when you […]

Queen Elizabeth (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Queen Elizabeth

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of modern times. Little Elizabeth loved dogs and horses and dreamt of living on a farm. But, one day, she heard chants on the streets. Her uncle Edward had renounced the crown, which […]

Make Tracks: Cars

Make Tracks Cars

Discover five different cars in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts – a car, a sports car, a racecar, a four-wheel drive and a taxi! Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion.

The Tree Book

The Tree Book

Take a closer look through the seasons in this incredible board book about trees, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about all the amazing things that trees can do? How do they grow and why do they change through the seasons? How do trees help us and how can we help trees? Children […]

Professor Astro Cat’s Stargazing

Stargazing

Welcome back, stargazers! Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what a star looks like up close? Ever wondered how long it would take you walk a light year? Join Professor Astro Cat and friends on another stellar mission! In this new addition to the best selling science series, we learn […]

Do Baby Elephants Suck Their Trunks?

Do Baby Elephants Suck Their Trunks?

Explore the amazing ways animal babies are just like us in this enchanting non-fiction picture book There are babies everywhere! Some babies can fly and some babies can swim. Most animal babies are very different to us, but there are lots of special ways that we might be the same. Especially when we were very little […]

Children of the World

Children of the World

Discover what daily life is like for children across the world as we explore everything from food to family, and learn how to greet new friends in lots of different languages. See where it’s polite to slurp your food and bad manners to give the thumbs up, and find out where you might travel to […]

Where Does My Food Come From?

Where-Does-My-Food-Come-From

A fully illustrated non-fiction picture book that lets readers discover how their favourite foods are grown and made – with exclusive recipes from Annabel Karmel for each one. Images from renowned children’s artist Alex Willmore make each food cheekily spring to life on the page, telling the story of its creation to the reader. Find out […]

The Naughtiest Unicorn

The Naughtiest Unicorn

Join the naughtiest unicorn for friendship, magic and mayhem in this hilarious series. Mira CAN’T WAIT to start Unicorn School. (Her big sister goes and won’t stop going on about it). But when Mira arrives on her first day all the unicorns are gone … except Dave! Dave isn’t quite the sparkly magical unicorn Mira was […]

Ones to Watch – New Children’s Fiction for Spring 2022

Ones to Watch: New Children's Fiction for Spring 2022

We’ve been on a mission to dig out the best books to look forward to! Our team has been taking a look at some of the new middle-grade titles (ages 8-12) coming up this term. We’ve picked out ten top recommendations to watch out for from January to April 2022. Why not pre-order now as […]

Life of Pi

One boy, one boat, one tiger . . . After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan – and a 450-pound Royal […]

The Jungle Books

The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling’s philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the `Mowgli’ stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up […]

Tyger, Tyger

How can the bird that is born for joy / Sit in a cage and sing?’ A selection of Blake’s most haunting verse, including ‘The Songs of Innocence and Experience’. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers […]

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time. When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights. But the […]

The Dark is Rising

Enter the young adult world of Susan Cooper. Perfect for fans of His Dark Materials . It’s Christmas-time in the Stanton family house: presents, carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton, something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can’t decipher. Then on Midwinter Day, Will wakes up to […]

The Box of Delights

And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?’ A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his […]

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 Chronicles of Narnia

All seven tales in The Chronicles of Narnia are bound together, with full-colour illustrations, in one magnificent hardcover volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis. Talking beasts, heroic deeds and epic battles between good and evil await you in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting […]

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.

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 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

A beautiful paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Four adventurous siblings-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie- step through a wardrobe door and into the land […]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the […]

The House At The Edge of Magic

“Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it.” Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. […]

Stone Soup

Step into the magical world of Child’s Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The ‘flip-up’ flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give […]

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

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

The Courage of Cat Campbell

Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities have yet to be mastered in this charming coming-of-age story set in the world of The Power of Poppy Pendle. Cat Campbell has had magical powers since the day she was born, but she didn’t always know that. Cat’s mother believes magic ruins lives, and even […]

Cowgirl

Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn’t so hard to find. When her search […]

Fuzzy Mud

A funny, sinister and thought-provoking comic thriller from the multimillion-copy selling author of Holes. If you go down to the woods today… Well, every child knows NOT to, don’t they? Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through […]

The Rise of Wolves

Innis Munro is walking home across the bleak wilderness of Nin Island when he hears the chilling howl of a wolf. But there are no wolves on the island – not since they were hunted to extinction, centuries ago. He decides to investigate his island home and accepts an ancient challenge: he who jumps the […]

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…

The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean

Lily’s already got plenty going on living with a moody teenage sister, two feral brothers and a messy baby sister. Mum and Gran are stressed to the max, both dads are out of the picture and the cats aren’t exactly pulling their weight. But when she starts getting mixed-up warnings not to go on holiday […]

The Best Medicine

Philip’s mum has breast cancer. Philip wants to be a stand-up comedian like his hero, Harry Hill. Now he has to find the funny side of an unfunny subject, to help his mum – and himself. Philip is twelve years old and life is pretty good. He gets on with his mum and gets by […]

Where’s My Teddy?

A case of mistaken identity among teddy bears – and a phenomenal bestseller! Little Eddy loses his toy bear and has to go looking for him in the dark, horrible woods – where he’s in for a gigantic surprise.

I Want My Hat Back

A bear searches for his missing hat in the bestselling, multiple award-winning picture book debut of Jon Klassen. In his bestselling debut picture book, the multiple award-winning Jon Klassen, illustrator of This Is Not My Hat and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole , tells the story of a bear who’s hat has gone. And […]

Goodnight Already!

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children’s book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He’s exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear’s persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out… with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

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 […]

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie’s classic children’s story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter films. For more than a century, the adventures of Peter Pan-the boy who can fly and never grows […]

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands – a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn’t smell like she’s been at sea for six […]

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 – […]

Pirates!

From the author of the bestselling and award-winning WITCH CHILD, comes another outstanding historical novel. When two young women meet under extraordinary circumstances in the eighteenth-century West Indies, they are unified in their desire to escape their oppressive lives. The first is a slave, forced to work in a plantation mansion and subjected to terrible […]

A Hungry Lion or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals

There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here…), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him…), a brown mouse (Now wait a second…), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, […]

The Happy Lion

A wonderful feel good message about learning who you are, and finding happiness and a real friend. The lion at the little French zoo is a favourite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, ‘Bonjour, Happy Lion.’ Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides […]

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 […]

The Green Giant

A beautiful eco-tale from the winner of the Batsford Prize You’ve met the Iron Giant, the Big Friendly Giant and the Selfish Giant. Now meet the Green Giant! A young girl, Bea, and her dog, Iris, are staying with her grandad in the country. Bea is bored, but Iris’s adventures lead them to the small […]

King of the Swamp

From a brand-new picture book duo, this is a striking and unique story perfect for little people interested in climate awareness and looking after nature. McDarkly lives quietly all on his own, growing orchids in his dank swamp, until one day his peace is disturbed by an arrogant king who wants to turn the swamp […]

Milton the Megastar

In this sequel to Milton the Mighty, Milton goes international! Milton’s superstardom is stressing him out: the events, the glamour, the adoring fans! Secretly, Zoe, Audrey and Ralph think he’s turned into… well… a bit of a diva. So when Dad and Greta plan a trip to Hawaii, Zoe knows she has to take her […]

The Dancing Tiger

This magical, tender tale about a girl, a tiger and a great-grandmother is a joyous dance through the changing seasons. From the moment the book is opened, we are invited into woodland suffused with moonlight and, as the tiger’s story is revealed in all its beautiful simplicity, we are left pondering the power of the […]

Mortal Engines

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The first book in the award-winning Mortal Engines quartet. In a dangerous future, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down. Mortal Engines launched Philip Reeve’s brilliantly-imagined creation, […]

The Colour of Magic

In the beginning there was…a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld , a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle. It plays by different […]

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 […]

Knighthood for Beginners

Brilliant new young fiction from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space. High in the mountains are the Dragon Caves, and inside the deepest, darkest dragon cave, lives the most terrible dragon. And his name is Dave. Dave’s terrible (as in rubbish) at all dragony things. So when he […]

The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet

Bored of the same old routine? Longing for a bit of adventure in your life? Love living life on the edge? Then join Alfie Fleet and discover a whole universe of wonders (and things that are not so wonderful too, but we won’t go into that now). From giant sand lobsters on planet Maureen and […]

Alfie Fleet’s Guide to the Universe

Are you stuck in a holiday rut? Need a change from your usual two weeks in Boredom-on-Sea? Want to explore more far flung destinations but not sure where to start? Well look no further because Alfie Fleet’s Guide to the Universe will show you the best and worst holiday destinations that are literally out of […]

Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

mr gum and the power crystals

Shabba me whiskers! It’s a bold new look for Mr Gum, the best-selling cult classic, ready for a new generation of nibbleheads. Can it really be true that there’s an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber? And you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick Billy William the Third […]

Claude On Holiday

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

When Sadness Comes to Call

Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 and the V&A Book Cover Award 2020! When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it’s welcome. This beautiful debut by author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant […]

Oh No, Bobo!

Bobo is sure one of his jungle friends will be able to help. He plucks a feather here and a tuft of hair there but only causes upset! Bobo is left despondent and still without a pillow. But when Elsie the elephant enthusiastically strokes Bobo and wraps him up in her trunk in an effort […]

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 Night Iceberg

It’s hard when you have to share everything with your baby brother. Tofta doesn’t want to at all. So when an iceberg drifts past her window, she decides that it’s her iceberg and she’s not going to share it with anyone. But when five hundred playful penguins turn up, Tofta finds that sharing can be […]

Charlie and Lola

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

How Rude

Join Dot and Duck in a simple, yet hilarious, story about kindness, manners and friendship that gets more and more chaotic with every turn of the page! Dot invites Duck to a tea party, but from the moment Duck enters the house, the tea party descends into chaos; from licking sandwich fillings to spitting tea, […]

How Selfish

The hilarious follow-up title to How Rude! which introduced us to the wonderful duo, Dot and Duck. They’re back to share even more giggles in this sweet story about sharing, manners and friendship. One day Dot and Duck find a stick, only Dot thinks it’s a sword and Duck thinks it’s a flag. When Dot […]

I, Robot

Isaac Asimov’s Robot series – from the iconic collection I, Robot to four classic novels – contains some of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. Establishing and testing the Three Laws of Robotics, they continue to shape the understanding and design of artificial intelligence to this day. What happens when a […]

Frankenstein

This timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it […]

Where the World Ends

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Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in […]

Press Here

The longest-running picture book on the New York Times bestseller list, now available in a board book Press the yellow dot on the cover of this interactive children’s book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising touch book instructs the reader to push the button, shake it […]

The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups

Would you like to turn your nosy brother into an inflatable rabbit? Or transform your bossy babysitter into a giant doughnut? If so, then this is the book for you. Enter Nick Sharratt’s world of magical mix-ups in this gorgeous new edition of the much-loved book. Create countless combinations of rib-tickling spells with this crazy […]

Lottie Potter Wants An Otter

A feel-good, rhyming picture book, packed full of outrageously funny otters from multi-award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, with hilarious illustrations by Leonie Lord. When little Lottie Potter goes to Trotter’s Otter shop to buy a new pet, she certainly doesn’t expect to find quite so many kinds. There are spotty otters, potty otters, snotty otters and […]

Bear Came Along

From award-winning author Richard T. Morris and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community. Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn’t know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren’t any fun by yourself, […]

Dragons Loves Tacos

A #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want […]

I Am Brown

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you’re in – of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

I Knew You Could Do It!

I knew you could do it! I knew that you could! Of everyone out there I knew that you would. A celebration of everyday accomplishments as well as life’s milestones, I Knew You Could Do It applauds anyone who has overcome hurdles and challenges, and also cheers them into the future. And for anyone who […]

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?

The Summer Book

The Worldwide Classic about a tiny island and larger love. An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not […]

Gangsta Granny

Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at […]

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 […]

My Hippie Grandmother

For the girl in this poem, nothing is better than a day with her hippie grandmother – eating wheat-and-honey bread, working in the garden, selling veggies at the farmer’s market and picketing the town hall. But the very best part of being together is the love they share. Flower power forever!

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 […]

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF. Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured […]

The Imagination Box

There is a box. Anything you imagine will appear inside. You have one go, one chance to create anything you want. What would you pick?” That’s exactly the question ten-year-old Timothy Hart gets to answer after discovering The Imagination Box. The greatest toy on earth. The top-secret contraption transforms his life but when the box’s […]

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 […]

From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

New York City girl Claudia, a mere month shy of being a twelve-year-old, has resolved to run away from home with her younger brother, Jamie. She knows that she could never pull off the classic spur-of-the-moment departure without a destination (inevitably involving having to eat outside with the insects, and cupcakes melting in the sun); […]

Year 6: 50 Recommended Reads

Recommended books for Year 6 (Ages 10-11)

​Best Books for Y6 (Ages 10-11) We have selected a list of 50 recommended books for children aged 10-11. Find the best books for children in Year 6, including storytime read-alouds, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, issue-based stories, laugh-out-loud books, picturebooks, graphic novels, poetry and non-fiction. We’ve tried to include something for all tastes – but look out for […]

Year 5: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for children aged 9-10

Best Books for Y5 (Ages 9-10) Our primary school reading experts have selected a list of 50 recommended books for children aged 9-10. Find the best books for children in Year 5 with our hand-picked selection of storytime read-alouds, gripping page-turners, thought-provoking stories from around the world, laugh-out-loud books, picturebooks, graphic novels, poetry collections and non-fiction […]

Year 3: 50 Recommended Reads

recommended books for children aged 7-8

Best Books for Y3 (Ages 7-8) We’ve selected a range of recommended books for children aged 7-8. Find the best books to top up your Y3 reading collections with our carefully selected list of storytime chapter books, independent reads, funny stories, picturebooks, poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. There’s something for all tastes, but keep an […]

Year 2: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds

Best Books for Y2 (Ages 6-7) Our team has hand-picked 50 recommended books for 6 and 7 year olds. Find the best books to top up your Y2 reading collections with our selection of storytime picturebooks, chapter books, funny stories, illustrated poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. Keep an eye out for the odd mad-cap babysitter […]

Year 1: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for 5 and 6 year olds

Best Books for Y1 (Ages 5-6) Our team has selected 50 recommended books for 5 and 6 year olds. Top up your Year 1 reading collections with our hand-picked list of storytime favourites, laugh-out-loud picture books, animal stories, early chapter books, illustrated poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. Scroll down to find more purchasing options […]

Preschool: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for 3- and 4-year-olds

Best Books for Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) We’ve put together a list of 50 recommended books for 3- and 4-year-olds. Top up your preschool or nursery book collections with our hand-picked selection of classic stories, laugh-out-loud picture books, animal tales, poetry books, non-fiction for curious minds and more…. Scroll down to find more purchasing options and printable […]

Reception: 50 Recommended Reads

50 recommended books for 4- and 5-year-olds

Best Books for Reception (Ages 4-5) We’ve hand-picked 50 recommended books for 4- and 5-year-olds. Update your Reception class library or home book collections with our list of top reads, covering everything from fashion-conscious flamingoes and super-greedy monsters to dreams of space travel and expeditions into faraway places. Not to mention the odd heroic potato or […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Julia Donaldson

Boof if you like Julia Donaldson

If you like Julia Donaldson, try these… Julia Donaldson’s books are firm favourites in many households and classrooms, with a number of her stories (like The Gruffalo and Stick Man) being considered modern classics. Working with different illustrators, Julia has written over 150 books and is best known for her easy-to-learn rhyming stories and memorable […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Supertato

Books for fans of Supertato

If you like Supertato, try these… In every preschool or infant class, you’ll find fans of Supertato and his hilarious crew of vegetable friends (not forgetting his nemesis, Evil Pea). Written by husband and wife team Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the books are enjoyed by readers who like a high dose of action and […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of The Famous Five

Books for fans of The Famous Five

If you like The Famous Five, try these… The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton has been charming readers for generations and is one of the best selling children’s series of all time. Fans enjoy the stories of unravelling mysteries, innocent adventures and the power of teamwork – not to mention lashings of ginger beer! […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Roald Dahl

Books if you like Roald Dahl

If you like Roald Dahl, try these… Roald Dahl’s books have sold over 200 million copies and are well-known favourites in many households and classrooms. From oversized peaches to adventures in chocolate factories, Dahl’s stories are enjoyed for their imaginative plots, humorous commentary and devious villains who get their comeuppance at the hands of clever […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Horrible Histories

Books for fans of Horrible Histories

If you like Horrible Histories, try these… The Horrible Histories books have seen epic success – with over 60 books, a BAFTA award-winning TV series and several spin-off series to date. The books are well known for highlighting the gruesome side of history and are packed with jokes, comics and gruesome facts. We’ve put together […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Jacqueline Wilson

Books if you like Jacqueline Wilson

If you like Jacqueline Wilson, try these… Jacqueline Wilson’s books remain hugely popular with readers who enjoy stories that explore real-life issues and share themes of family, friendship and growing up. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. Readers who enjoyed Jacqueline Wilson’s stories about living in foster care […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Tom Gates

Books for fans of Tom Gates

If you like Tom Gates, try these… The Tom Gates books have been phenomenally popular with readers who enjoy laugh-out-loud illustrated stories exploring themes of school, family life and everything zany. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Tom Gates. Readers who want more books like Tom Gates in the notebook-style […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of The Worst Witch

Books for fans of the worst witch

If you like The Worst Witch, try these… The Worst Witch books have captured the imaginations of millions of young readers who enjoy stories about growing up and discovering magic. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of The Worst Witch. Readers who loved Mildred Hubble’s escapades as a trainee witch might […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Horrid Henry

Books for fans of Horrid Henry

If you like Horrid Henry, try these…. The Horrid Henry books have seen incredible popularity among young readers who enjoy laugh-out-loud stories about family life and characters who get themselves into sticky situations. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Horrid Henry. Children who love reading about the escapades of mischievous […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Wimpy Kid

Books for fans of Wimpy Kid

If you like Wimpy Kid books, try these… The Wimpy Kid books are well known for turning reluctant readers into book fans, enjoyed for their easy-to-read style, laugh-out-loud humour and integrated cartoon-style illustrations. ​ We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Fans of comic-style […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Beast Quest

Books for Fans of Beast Quest

If you like Beast Quest, try these… The Beast Quest series has gripped thousands of younger readers who enjoy action, adventure and fantasy. Fearsome battles, fantastical beasts and epic rescue quests all characterise this best-selling children’s series containing over one hundred titles. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of the […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Rainbow Magic

Books if you like Rainbow Magic

If you like Rainbow Magic, try these… The Rainbow Magic books are a huge hit with many younger readers, often making the ideal first steps into chapter books. Readers enjoy their themes of friendship, problem-solving and – of course – magic. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of the Rainbow […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of David Walliams

Books if you like David Walliams

If you like David Walliams, try these… David Walliams’ books are hugely popular with young readers and he is known as one of Britain’s best-selling children’s authors. From recounts of criminal grandmas to tales of terrible tooth fairy impersonators, Walliams’ stories have hooked in millions of readers who enjoy memorable characters, an easy-to-read humorous style […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Michael Morpurgo

More books like Michael Morpurgo

If you like Michael Morpurgo, try these…. Michael Morpurgo has a loyal fanbase among readers who enjoy his stories of wartime, animals and adventure. With hundreds of books to date, Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning stories have become modern classics in primary school classrooms. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Michael […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Harry Potter

Books for fans of Harry Potter

If you like Harry Potter, try these… The Harry Potter stories have undeniably charmed millions of readers who enjoy stories sparkling with magic, fantasy and adventure. The award-winning series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide and has been turned into eight hugely successful Hollywood films. We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Harry Potter. Fans […]

Storytime Favourites: Year 5 and Year 6 (Ages 9-11)

Storytime favourite class read-alouds Year 5 and 6

Best Storytime Chapter Books for Upper KS2 We have selected a list of storytime favourites for Year 5 and Year 6 (ages 9-11), which includes books that are particularly well suited for being read out loud. From the best class readers to favourite bedtime stories, browse our list of books that are brilliant for capturing the magic […]

Storytime Favourites: Year 3 and Year 4 (Ages 7-9)

Storytime favourite class read-alouds Year 3 and 4

Best Storytime Books for Lower KS2 We have selected a list of storytime favourites for Year 3 and Year 4 (ages 7-9), which includes books that are particularly well suited for being read out loud. From the best class readers to favourite bedtime stories, browse our list of books that are brilliant for capturing the magic storytelling […]

Recommended Storytime Chapter Books: KS1 (Ages 5-7)

Storytime favourite class read-alouds ages 5-7

Best Storytime Chapter Books for Key Stage 1  We have selected a list of storytime chapter books for Year 1 and Year 2 (ages 5-7), which includes books that are particularly well suited for being read out loud to younger children. From the best class readers to favourite bedtime stories, browse our list of books that are […]

Storytime Favourites EYFS (Ages 3-5)

Storytime favourite class read-alouds EYFS

Best Storytime Books for the Early Years We have selected a list of favourite storytime books for EYFS (ages 3-5), which includes books that are particularly well suited for being read out loud to younger children. From the best classroom read-alouds to favourite bedtime stories, browse our list of books that are brilliant for capturing the magic […]

Year 4: 50 Recommended Reads

recommended books for children aged 8-9

Best Books for Y4 (Ages 8-9) Our experts have selected a range of recommended books for children aged 8-9. Find the best books to top up your Y4 book collection with our hand-picked list of storytime favourites, thought-provoking tales, funny books, picturebooks, comic-style reads, poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. We hope that there will be […]

Reluctant Readers Upper KS2

Books for reluctant readers Upper KS2

Best Books for Reluctant Readers in Years 5 and 6 For parents and teachers, there is such an enormous amount of pressure (and often a strong desire) to guide every child successfully through the process of learning to read – while making sure it’s fun, enjoyable and a learning journey that will lead to a […]

Furthermoor

The real world is a hostile place for twelve-year-old Bren, his schooldays stalked by vicious bully, Shaun, and his family life fractured at home. Ever since his sister Evie died in an accident, Bren’s only safe space is Furthermoor, an imagined world of mechanised trees and clockwork animals, where Evie is still alive. In Furthermoor, […]

When Fishes Flew

This first new novel in two years from the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two… Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors’ home in Ithaca, and discovers – through a friendship with […]

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 […]

Ghostcloud

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

The Book of Stolen Dreams

An exhilarating, awe-inspiring debut from a master storyteller writing for children for the first time, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Eva Ibbotson and His Dark Materials. When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their […]

A Glasshouse of Stars

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived in the New Land to begin a New Life. Everything is scary and different. Their ever-changing house is confusing and she finds it hard to understand the other children at school. Yet in her magical glasshouse, with a strange black-and-white cat, Meixing finds a place to dream. But […]

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 […]

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic – and the beginning of an unforgettable journey… Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum’s boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn’t follow a strange silver moth […]

The Good Bear

It’s the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he’ll buy her the typewriter she’s been dreaming of. But when Thea arrives in snowy Norway , everything feels . . . wrong. Her father is […]

Jungledrop

Magic, adventure, and a whole new world is waiting to be discovered! The perfect series for adventurers aged 9+ and fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Jamie Littler. The Unmapped Chronicles will not only leave children entertained, but will also empower them to battle climate change and environmental issues. Where the map ends, the […]

Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering

The crystal keeper gazed around him at the shards of impure crystal, glittering furiously on the floor, and shivered with a terrible sense of foreboding.’ Twins, Victoria Stitch and Celestine, are denied their royal birth-right. Celestine accepts the decision with good grace, but Victoria Stitch is consumed with her obsession for power. The twins are […]

Some Places More Than Others

From New York Times bestselling and multi award-winning author Renee Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are. ‘Some of the places I am still getting to know, some of these places I have known […]

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways

A magical, captivating tale of adventure set in imperial Russia. St Petersburg, Russia 1725. Katinka Dashkova is running for her life because everything she knows is changing. Katinka, a dazzling ballerina with a hunched back, and her friends Alexei the Giant and Nikolai the dwarf are different. That’s why they are part of Peter the […]

Invisible in a Bright Light

From I, Coriander to Invisible in a Bright Light , Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. A pitch-perfect story about a crystal chandelier that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a […]

The Ghost Garden

SUMMER 1914 When Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Longbarrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg, it is just the first in a series of strange and unsettling coincidences. Leo is left immobilised for the rest of the summer and Fran is roped in to keep him company, forced […]

The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth

Minnow is different from the other girls in her town and there’s plenty to set her apart: the blossom of pale scars which lie beneath Minnow’s delicate ears, the fact that she has an affinity with the water which leaves people speechless, and that once – she is sure – in deep, deep water, her […]

The Dragon in the Library

WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save […]

Evie and the Animals

Save the library, save the world! Kit can’t STAND reading. She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her […]

The Clockwork Crow

A magical story of snow and stars by Catherine Fisher. The Clockwork Crow is a mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But […]

Football Superstar

Football Superstar!

New-kid Javier Moreno makes a big splash on the football pitch when a video of his amazing goal goes viral. But now the fame is going to his head, and he’s hogging the ball and showing off. Will Javi’s solo act ruin the team’s chances at making the championships? Dynamic full-colour comic artwork sets the […]

Barry Loser Total Winner

Brand new adventures for Barry Loser in this new series of full colour graphic novels – perfect for fans of DogMan, Bunny vs Monkey and Kitty Quest Celebrating Barry Loser’s 10th birthday with a new series of graphic novel adventures! The bestselling, award-winning Barry Loser series is ten years old and Barry, Bunky, Nancy and […]

Alcatoe and the Turnip Child

Join Alcatoe, the one witch of Plum Woods, as she creates mischief and mayhem at the harvest festival! Alcatoe, the one witch of Plum Woods, is always ready to use her mischief and misguided magic. When the village decides to hold a vegetable growing contest, the children are set to compete against the grumpiest old […]

Lightfall

For fans of Amulet and middle grade readers who love sweeping worlds like Star Wars, the first book of the Lightfall series introduces Bea and Cad, two unlikely friends who get swept up in an epic quest to save their world from falling into eternal darkness. Deep in the heart of the planet Irpa stands […]

Hilda and the Mountain King

For the first time in paperback, we rejoin our heroine for her latest adventure just as she awakes to find herself.in the body of a troll! Her mum is worried sick, and now has to deal with the strange creature that seems to have taken Hilda’s place. Now, both of them are in a race […]

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island

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

Star Cat

In the deepest depths of space, there is only one crew brave enough to take on the universe’s most dangerous villains . . . Unfortunately, they weren’t available for this book, so you’ll have to make do with the crew of the . . . STAR CAT! Join Captain Spaceington and his team as they […]

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. […]

Squid Happens

When oddballs Agnes, Roberta and Ruby discover a mutual passion for synchronised swimming, the trio form Team Pom. But between snack time, their favourite TV show and raising pigeons, it can be hard to find time to practice. Tired of their last place, loser status, a crew of self-proclaimed weirdos start their own synchronised swimming […]

Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists: Ocean Plastics Problem

Plastic is everywhere… even in our oceans! But how did it get there, and why does it matter? In this non-fiction graphic novel, Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists are on a mission to find out. Using their superpowers and super-smarts, the team will break down this complex environmental issue into an exciting, […]

24 Hours in the Stone Age

Join a young cave-dweller for a day, as she goes hunting, makes her own stone tools and creates amazing cave art. Learn all about the dangers of life in the Stone Age, what makes a good shelter and what edible plants can be gathered in the wild.

Akissi

The three volumes of the Akissi series by critically acclaimed author Marguerite Abouet are collected in this first English edition. Poor Akissi! The neighbourhood cats are trying to steal her fish, her little monkey Boubou almost ends up in a frying pan and she’s nothing but a pest to her older brother Fofana… But Akissi […]

Runway Rumpelstiltskin

Young fashionista Milly is in a pickle after her friends secretly entered her into a local design competition. The rules state all outfits must be hand sewn, and Milly knows she’ll never finish her looks in time. Just as she’s about to lose hope, a strange custodian appears with an offer to lend her sewing […]

The Iliad and the Odyssey

Thrilling comic-strip action, with monsters, mighty heroes and even mightier gods and goddesses. The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; Achilles and Hector’s deadly combat; the Trojan Horse… The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus; his struggles against the […]

Claude: Comic Capers

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

Roy of the Rovers

A LEGEND REBORN! Kick- Off is the first book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers Graphic Novel series. Part of the first season, this exciting series is written by award-winning comics writer Rob Williams. Times are tough for Melchester Rovers. Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British football is […]

The Wind in the Willows: Graphic Novel

When Mole pops his head out of the ground one fine, spring morning, his friend Rat introduces him to the world of the riverbank and its most famous resident, the exuberant Mr. Toad. Mole soon finds himself caught up in Toad’s mischievous exploits, culminating in a battle for Toad Hall itself.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

A smart and funny cartoon journal series starring Olga – girl-scientist-in-training – and her new pet MEH (species unknown). Olga, animal-scientist-in-training, knows for sure that animals are better than humans. When she grows up she will be known as Genius Professor Olga, and will probably invent some new species herself. When she finds a pink, […]

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. To be one of the lucky few selected to hatch a unicorn. To bond with it for life; to train together and race for glory; to be a hero. But just as Skandar’s dream is about to come true, things start to take […]

The Great Fox Illusion

Secrets and illusions abound as a group of young magicians competes for the prize of a lifetime in this gripping adventure, the first in an enthralling new series from debut author Justyn Edwards. ” Magic is about dreaming what is impossible and making it possible. It’s the innocent young mind in all of us that […]

Wolfbane

Grand finale to the prize-winning adventure series that’s changed the lives of millions of readers. Breathtaking world-building on an epic scale. Pure escapism at its best. It is early spring, a turbulent, perilous time of sudden storms, frozen river fractures and drifting ice. Fleeing from a demon intent on devouring his souls, Wolf is swept […]

One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth

Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond’s first collaboration: a spectacular tour of Planet Earth and a powerful rallying cry. Where on Earth are you, right now? It’s late where I am and almost everyone’s asleep, but I’m awake, looking out into the night. Wondering… As the clock strikes midnight, a little girl and her sister visit […]

Flooded

Flooded is the funny and beautifully illustrated tale of animals who live in a city that is ever so slowly flooding. The flood comes gradually at first . All the animals ignore the obvious and go about their busy lives, disjointed from one another and preoccupied by their own problems. Eventually, the flood water reaches […]

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

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

Firesong

The exciting conclusion to the Brightstorm twins’ adventure-packed story! Arthur, Maudie, and the rest of the Aurora crew are going on a mission to the Volcanic North, where years before their parents discovered the moth that is their family symbol. But their scheming, ambitious aunt, Eudora Vane, is still dedicated to destroying the Brightstorm family […]

The Billow Maiden

When Ailsa’s mum becomes ill, the two of them spend the summer with her aunt and uncle on the faraway island, a beautiful fishing village surrounded by beaches and clifftops. Ailsa and Moxie the dog spend their days exploring until one day they discover a hidden cave and in it, Hefring – a strange woman […]

Ready for Spaghetti

From two of the biggest names in children’s publishing, this is an inspiring guide to wordplay for young readers, their parents and teachers. I’m ready for spaghetti Will you getti the spaghetti? Don’t say, “Not yetti spaghetti!” ‘cos I’m all setti for spaghetti. Fizzing with rhythm, energy and laughter, the 30 poems in Ready for […]

Spellstoppers

Welcome to Yowling – a secretive seaside village where magic is just one step away… Max has spent years thinking he is cursed, because whenever he touches anything electrical it explodes. But then he is sent to Yowling and discovers he is a Spellstopper, someone with the rare ability to drain dangerous build-ups of magic […]

Giant Panda (Young Zoologist)

Head to the mountains of China to study panda bears in this beautiful non-fiction field guide for kids. You might know that panda like to snack on bamboo, but there’s so much more to discover about this mysterious black-and-white bear! Turn the pages to discover where pandas like to spend their summers, and how cute […]

Cuckoo Summer

Summer 1940. As the cuckoo sings out across the Lake District, life is about to change for ever for local boy Tommy and his friend Sally, the mysterious evacuee girl who lives on the neighbouring farm. When they find a wounded Nazi airman in the woods, Sally persuades Tommy not to report it but to […]

Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief

Meet Alex Neptune, the boy with the power of the ocean in his hands – a brand-new hero for fans of Percy Jackson and Dragon Realm! For as long as Alex Neptune can remember, the ocean has been trying to kill him. So he’s not too happy when a bunch of sea creatures drag him […]

Bugs (A Day in the Life)

Set over a 24-hour period, meet busy honey bees, transforming caterpillars, and an army of leafcutter ants in this book about the coolest insects on Earth. Following the lives of bugs as they fly, hunt, hide, and scuttle their way through their day. Bug expert Dr. Jessica L. Ware introduces characters in the style of […]

The Baker by the Sea

A lyrical, richly illustrated storybook about community and family – set against the backdrop of a seaside fishing village.

The Light Thieves

Clever, quirky and hugely imaginative, discover the eagerly anticipated new eco-adventure series from the bestselling author of A Place Called Perfect. Who would you trust to save the world…a boy or a billionaire? The earth has shifted on its axis and a mysterious dark mark has appeared on the sun – the whole world is […]

Paper Boat, Paper Bird

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

The Treekeepers

An epic tale of trees of power and a world under threat, from the author of the bestselling Five Realms series. Here come the roots of the Shadow Tree. Whatever they touch will never get free. Liska lives in Arborven, a city surrounding an extraordinary tree that gives all those living there special powers.

Lifesize Baby Animals

Let’s go on a LIFESIZE adventure! Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world’s most amazing BABY animals. Go eye to eye with a baby blue whale, snuggle up with some red panda cubs and open the FOLD-OUT PAGES to discover a LIFESIZE baby African elephant! This interactive […]

Mouse Heart

This atmospheric thriller, full of daring stunts and sinister villains, is perfect escapism for 9+ readers. Mouse, a foundling, loves her pieced-together family at the Moth Theatre fiercely. When their leading man, Walter, is wrongly arrested for murder, Mouse swears she’ll free him. But another member of the cast has a secret identity – as […]

Dog Man Fetch 22

The eighth book in the Dog Man graphic novel series now available in paperback. Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey’s reevaluated what matters most, Li’l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats […]

Kitty Quest

Dog Man meets the Lord of the Rings in this laugh-out-loud graphic novel debut about two aspiring adventurers who face off against startling ghosts, rampaging monsters and bumbling wizards! This is the perfect new read for fans of Captain Underpants, Dog Man and The Simpsons ! Woolfrik and Perigold are two down-on-their-luck cats in need […]

The Christmas Carrolls

Funny festive middle grade about the world’s most Christmassy family from the founder of Authorfy, perfect for 8+ readers and fans of Matt Haig, Ben Miller, Sibeal Pounder’s Tinsel , and the Nativity! films Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is! Living her merriest life […]

When I See Red

The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride. Appropriate for a wide […]

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 […]

Fledgling

A dark, gothic adventure set deep in a Bavarian forest, with angels and owls and magic and a boy who isn’t all that he seems to be… A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel’s bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival was an accident or part […]

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 […]

The Christmas Pine

A magical picture book for Christmas, written in perfect, heartfelt rhyme by Julia Donaldson, bestselling creator of Zog and Superworm. Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square! This is the perfect picture book […]

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue

When a world war comes to Myanmar (Burma), one special elephant becomes a hero. As people are forced to leave their home in the Burmese jungle, Bandoola, his keeper Po Toke and war veteran James Howard Williams (Aka Elephant Bill), undertake a journey that will test their courage, taking trust, understanding and bravery to the […]

Jummy at the River School

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 – […]

This Book is Full of Brains

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 […]

Einstein the Penguin

Perfect for all readers from 7 to 70, Einstein the Penguin introduces an unforgettable new character in a future-classic and fantastically funny debut for all the family to enjoy. Get ready to welcome the most extraordinary penguin into your own home… When the Stewarts spend a sunny, frosty December day at London Zoo, they’re enchanted […]

The Wall and the Wild

the wall and the wild

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…

Worst Day Ever!

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 […]

Spark

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

Like a Charm

like a charm

Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures. No one can see them… until Ramya Knox. As she is pulled into her family’s world of secrets and spells, Ramya sets out to discover the truth behind the Hidden Folk with only three words of warning from her grandfather: Beware the Sirens. Plunged into an adventure […]

The Boy Whose Wishes Came True

A brilliantly funny wish-fulfilment story with a huge heart, from the author of one of 2021’s most loved children’s debuts, The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh. Archie Crumb is having a tough time. Picked-on at school, picked last for any team; his home has been sad and quiet since Dad left and his luck feels […]

Talking History

Words can change the world by starting new conversations. Abraham Lincoln inspired a nation, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti fought for women’s rights and Greta Thunberg made her voice heard on global warming. The stirring words of the 16 speakers inside have formed milestones in modern history and engaged generations on important issues including war, women’s rights, climate […]

Super Silly Museums

Going to the museum has never been so much fun! Much-loved illustrator Nick Sharratt invites you to stroll around eight magnificently silly museums, in this picture-book giggle-fest that will keep children entertained for hours. Sturdy fold-out pages open to reveal a feast of laughs, silliness, dreadful puns and crazy objects. Step inside the super-stinky Poo-seum, […]

Max Counts to a Million

This funny, poignant, uplifting story about lockdown celebrates how – sometimes – just keeping on going makes you a hero.

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 […]

The Extraordinary World of Birds

Journey through the skies with this beautifully illustrated bird book for children! Parrots, hummingbirds, eagles and more, swoop across the pages of this colorful bird book, featuring illustrations and photographs to immerse young nature enthusiasts in the extraordinary world of birds. Discover the surprising homes, relationships, and habitats of our feathered friends, and learn about […]

Two Terrible Vikings

This viking duo will give Horrid Henry a run for his money! What if your parents WANTED you to behave badly? Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, the terrible twins, Hack and Whack, are proud to be the best worst vikings. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a […]

Omar, The Bees And Me

An uplifting story on sustainability, in response to many ‘heavy’ green titles coming to the market that children often find intimidating. Omar, The Bees and Me encourages children to look after nature in local communities planting wild flowers to form bee corridors. Themes around cultural identity are also explored through Omar (a new boy from […]

Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes

Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes around the world and speeding through space. These incredible structures gaze out into the solar system and beyond, helping us learn about distant stars and planets. Discover these amazing feats of engineering with cutaway illustrations, alongside detailed explanations of the science of light. All over the world, people […]

Hom

Hom is the last of his kind. I don’t know what kind of creature he is, and nobody knows he exists… apart from me. When a boy washes up on a desert island, he is sure he’s on his own in the world. But there’s someone else living there: Hom, a peace-loving creature who has […]

The Weather Weaver

What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to, or not? 11-year-old Stella has returned home to Shetland to spend the summer with her Grandpa, but it’s nothing like she remembers. Grandpa is lost in his grief for […]

The Incredible Record Smashers

A record-smashing, feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted JENNY PEARSON, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there’s one thing she can’t fix and that’s her unhappy mum. Until she comes up with an INCREDIBLE plan. Along with her best friend, […]

A Turtle’s View of the Ocean Blue

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

Otherland

Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld – a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen. A world of gods, vampires, and fairies. It’s also… horrible. When life-long friends Myra and Rohan discover that Rohan’s baby sister Shilpa has been stolen and taken to Otherland, the only way to rescue her is by […]

The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody

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

Children of the Quicksands

In a remote Nigerian village, thirteen-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret… WINNER OF THE 2019 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN’S FICTION COMPETITION City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. There’s no TV, internet or phone. Not a single human-made sound can be heard at night, […]

How I Saved the World in a Week

A brilliantly imagined new 8+ adventure about resilience, family and hope. From the bestselling and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted author of BOY IN THE TOWER. Perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Lisa Thompson and Onjali Rauf. Rule number one: Always be prepared . . . Billy’s mum isn’t like other mums. All she wants […]

Listified: Britannica’s 300 lists that will blow your mind

Britannica’s Listified! will surprise, amaze and amuse inquisitive young readers with 300 ingenious lists that organise the best bits of our awesome world. Ever wondered which 10 dinosaurs were the largest, and what they weighed…in cats? Or how much of your DNA you share with other animals…and bananas? Enter the listiverse and get ready to […]

The Last Seaweed Pie

The Sea-ple live in the ocean and the Tree-ple live in the jungle. When the Tree-ple start to throw their waste in the sea, the two worlds collide. Then a young Tree-ple has an idea. A heart-warming story about ocean conservation and communities working together. A donation of 3% of the cover price goes to […]

Nell and the Cave Bear

Delightful and heart-warming debut story from renowned illustrator of the Horrible History series. A long, long time ago, a girl lived with her tribe in a cave. As she had no parents of her own, her pet cave bear was her best friend. He followed her everywhere and comforted her whenever she grew weary of […]

Pax: Journey Home

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling with stunning illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen.

The Lion Above The Door

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

Count

Brandon is a boaster – he says he is brilliant at lots of things. Then he is challenged to count up to ten million. So Brandon starts: one, two, three… and before long he is up to one thousand. Everyone around him is bewildered and annoyed: his friend Waris, his teachers and Miss Hexx, the […]

What the Elephant Heard

Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of a herd of African elephants as they journey across the parched savannah in search for a water hole. The matriarch tells of all the sounds of the savannah, and how the landscape has changed over the years. Still, she remembers where […]

The Big Book of Belonging

The Big Book of Belonging is for all the children who like to climb trees, run barefoot, splash in paddles, search for bugs, sing with the birds, taste snowflakes and count the stars. By placing children at the heart of the natural world, the book celebrates our connection with planet Earth and reveals the often […]

The Chime Seekers

Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians. Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger… When an evil faerie steals Yanni’s baby sister and swaps her for a changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back. For faeries delight […]

Delightfully Different Fairy Tales

A treasury of fairy tales with a difference – feminist, sparky and set in different decades of the 20th century, with funky clothes and recognisable settings. A stunning collaboration between the brilliant illustrator David Roberts and his talented writer sister Lynn. This special collection includes: – a feminist Sleeping Beauty, set in the 1950s (and […]

A Story About Afiya

Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl’s childhood, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican […]

The Castle of Tangled Magic

The magical bestselling adventure book by acclaimed author Sophie Anderson. Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe… When thirteen-year-old Olia, steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power. Soon Olia learns that she is destined […]

Glassheart

An enchanting magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor – the second middle-grade novel from the bestselling author of Nevertell . Through the glass, the magic is waiting… Nona and her uncle travel everywhere together, replacing stained-glass windows in war-torn buildings. When a mysterious commission takes them to the lonely moors of Dartmoor, […]

Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled!

“I’ve been working sooo hard with Milo and Govi to make our super-erupting volcano for the school science fair. I really thought we might win first prize – a trip to the National Space Centre. But now we’re in BIG trouble. One minute we were in the lab practising our science demo, and the next […]

October, October

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL Katya Balen’s October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status – Times Children’s Book of the Week A classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD. October and her dad live in the woods. They know the […]

The Silver Arrow

When Kate is given a colossal steam train, the Silver Arrow , for her birthday, she can’t believe her luck. After eleven years of waiting, adventure has finally found her! Soon the Silver Arrow is whisking Kate and her brother Tom to a magical station where their passengers stand ready to board. From the porcupine […]

Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond

Take to the skies in this thrilling new series from author Alex English. (BEWARE: THERE WILL BE PIRATES!) 11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Lockfort, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the […]

Gargantis

There’s a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep…? When an ancient bottle is found washed up on the beach after a ferocious electrical storm, all the residents of Eerie-on-Sea seem to want it … but should they in fact fear it? Legend has it that the bottle contains […]

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 […]

Malice in Underland

A gorgeously gothic debut series. Packed with wonderful characters, witty writing and thrilling adventure. STARFELL meets THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Meet Malice Morbid Malign. She’s from Underland, land of sorcery, spooks and skulduggery. But, she and her family live in Topside and mischief is their business . . . And the business of mischief is a […]

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 […]

Demelza and the Spectre Detectors

Full of warmth, eccentricity, humour and plenty of action, DEMELZA & THE SPECTRE DETECTORS is the debut novel from the multi-talented Holly Rivers, who played Drusilla Paddock in ITV’s original Worst Witch series! Demelza loves science – she loves it so much that she stays up late to work on her inventions. But she soon […]

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 […]

Where the World Turns Wild

Animals, trees, flowers, our city forbids them all… Juniper Greene lives in a walled city from which nature has been banished, following the outbreak of a deadly man-made disease many years earlier. While most people seem content to live in such a cage, she and her little brother Bear have always known about their resistance […]

Life of Riley: Beginner’s Luck

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award A hilarious middle-grade novel about one boy’s quest to get rid of a ridiculous amount of bad luck! After a traumatic run-in with the fortune teller from a visiting funfair – thanks to an unfortunately-timed sneeze – Riley finds himself CURSED. Life as he knows it quickly becomes […]

My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author’s own little boy, ‘Shadow’s’ main character likes princesses, fairies and things ‘not for boys’…he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that […]

Cat Kid Comic Club

The perfect present for DOG MAN fans – starring some of your favourite characters from the series! Now in an epic paperback edition. Welcome to the Cat Kid Comic Club, where Li’l Petey (LP), Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds […]

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 […]

Wolf Girl

Allow yourself to be enchanted in this magical story of Sophy, the young girl whose extraordinary adventure with a real wolf helps her discover her inner confidence. Sophy is a shy girl who struggles to fit in in the outside world. She is happiest at home, playing in her wolf suit in her den. It […]

I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mabel. A girl who didn’t like books. She used them for all sorts of things, from juggling to sledging, but she NEVER looked at the stories inside. Until the books decided they had had ENOUGH!

The Bat Book

Go on an adventure in the shadows with award-winning author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Discover why these mammals are essential to the world we live in, learn just how much they matter, why they are under threat, and what we can do to help. Bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations accompany fascinating fun facts about these […]

The Pear Affair

The highly anticipated second novel from the author of acclaimed The Secret Starling – a spectacular adventure set through and under the streets of Paris. When Penelope Magnificent’s awful parents tell her they’re taking a trip to Paris, she surprises them by begging to go along. Nell is usually content to avoid her money-obsessed father […]

Scribble Witch: Notes In Class

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

TrooFriend

Imagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies. Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that’s developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human? A topical and sinister middle-grade novel […]

Under Your Feet: Soil, Sand and Other Stuff

Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered… Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth’s surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus – the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one […]

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

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

Saving Winslow

Louie doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small animals – not even lightning bugs, worms or goldfish. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn little donkey, he’s determined to save him. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to brother Gus, who has just left home. Everyone worries […]

Wilde

Can she break the curse of the witch called Winter? Being different can be dangerous. Wilde is afraid strange things happen around her. Are the birds following her? Moving to live with her aunt seems to make it worse. Wilde is desperate to fit in at her new school. But In a fierce heatwave, in […]

Mrs Noah’s Garden

The flood is over – but while Mr Noah builds a house out of the ark, Mrs Noah creates a garden. Luckily her famous pockets contain seeds and she has some help from the children – and the creatures. Midsummer morning brings some very special surprises! This magical story from the creators of Mrs Noah’s […]

Roxy & Jones: The Great Fairytale Cover-up

A hilarious modern fairy-tale mash-up set in a world in which witches are real, magic is real and fairy tales are not only real … but recent history. Once Upon a Modern Time, in the city of Rexopolis, in the Kingdom of Illustria, lived twelve-year-old Roxy Humperdinck, half-sister to Hansel and Gretel (yes, THE Hansel […]

Wonderscape

Gaming and time travel collide in this exhilarating middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell. THE GAME IS ON. TRAVEL WITH WONDER. When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia – a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one […]

Donut the Destroyer

A hilarious and unique graphic novel of friendship, family, and what happens when you defy and exceed expectations. Donut (middle name: The; last name: Destroyer) has a heart of gold and incredible strength. She lives in a world where everyone is born with a special ability and can choose whether to develop it for good […]

Paris Cat

A sassy cat from the back alleys of Paris believes she is quite different to the rest of the rabble. She can do anything she sets her mind to – even if others don’t think so. Leaving her cat family behind, she sets off to explore Paris. Cat meets legendary singer Edith Piaf, creates her […]

Sky Pirates

Take to the skies in this thrilling new series from author Alex English. (BEWARE: THERE WILL BE PIRATES!) 11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Lockfort, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the […]

After the War

Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they’ve finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. But Yossi is haunted […]

The Key to Finding Jack

Flick’s big brother, Jack, goes missing in Peru and she is desperate to find him. But can she solve the greatest mystery of all: who Jack really is? A heartwarming, third novel from Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, Ewa Jozefkowicz, about the unbreakable bond between siblings. Twelve-year-old Flick adores Jack and loves solving puzzles with him. […]

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 […]

The Night Bus Hero

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

The Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia

Earth? Space? Animals? History? STEM? Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia has them all. This beautifully illustrated, 424-page compendium of knowledge is a must-have addition to every family bookshelf and library collection! With more than 100 expert consultants from around the world, and over 1000 images, including specially commissioned illustrations and stunning photography, this single-volume Children’s […]

The Maker of Monsters

Brat has always lived in the isolated castle on the island, taking care of the vicious creatures that his master creates, waiting in terror for the moment when they are ready to be put to use. But then the unthinkable happens. The monsters get out. Now Brat must overcome his fears, and venture into the […]

The Big Book of Birds

Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird’s […]

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

“If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you.” Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster… What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers […]

Fanatical About Frogs

Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every colour and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, […]

The House of Light

Bonnie is scavenging on a beach when she finds a battered old row boat. And under the boat, a bare-footed boy-cold, hungry, and in need of help. The authorities have already been troubling Bonnie and Granda for breaking rules, but how can she leave this boy when he has no-one? Bonnie does her best to […]

The Last Spell Breather

A stunning fantasy debut, enter the unique world of the Spell Breathers. Spell Breathing does not come naturally to Rayne – she loathes the hours of practice, the stacks of scrolls, and the snapping mud devils that cover her mothers precious spell book. But it is spell breathing that keeps her village safe from the […]

Anna at War

As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna’s parents put her on a train leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in a web of betrayal and secrecy. How can she prove whose side she’s on when she can’t tell anyone the truth? But […]

Sneaky Beak

Is your bath BUBBLY enough? Is your bed BOUNCY enough? Is your cereal CRUNCHY enough? Don’t delay – call Sneaky Beak TODAY for deals beyond your wildest dreams! Bear and Hamster are perfectly content… until gadget-mad salesman, Sneaky Beak, arrives. But when they finally have it all, will Bear and Hamster really be happier? A […]

Old Man of the Sea

Every Sunday, Grandpa waited for me in his room, and I took my place at the foot of the bed. There were days when Grandpa wanted to talk, and days when we sat in silence. Then one day, Grandpa began telling me stories about his life at sea – tales of love and adventure and […]

Me and Mister P: Maya’s Storm

There are times when only a polar bear will do… Gran and me. The beach and the sea. This is my home now – with my new family at Lighthouse Cottages. It wasn’t easy at first but Gran helped to make everything OK. She’s getting a bit forgetful these days and everyone looks worried. I […]

The Fate of Fausto

There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. “You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea… Working for […]

Boy Giant: Son of Gulliver

A stunning new story of hope, humanity and high-seas adventure for children and adults everywhere from Sir Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestselling author of WAR HORSE. “We were the truth of our own story. Me, and the two tiny people on my shoulder, in the middle of the sea…” War […]

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 […]

Our Planet

The official children’s book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet , with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. This glorious visual celebration of the natural world combines extraordinary photography from the series with stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist, Richard Jones. Lose yourself in icy landscapes, dense jungles and endless oceans. Learn how our […]

The Ghouls of Howlfair

The scariest legends are about to come true! Molly Thompson has lots of questions. Questions like, is her Aunt Carol an undead fiend who drinks the blood of the living? Is she secretly lurking in the attic? And is Molly’s friend Lowry a descendant of a long line of Kroglin werewolves? Serious young historian Molly […]

Nevertell

A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers. A world of magic is only a whisper away… Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across […]

Orchestra

A stunning illustrated guide to the orchestra, from the instruments that comprise it to some of the most groundbreaking composers and great modern works. Before there were DJs, rock stars, pop groups and jazz trios… there was the orchestra. Whether it takes centre stage or brings performances and motion pictures to life, the orchestra is […]

Little Unicorn is Angry

A book that encourages children to name their emotions and manage them effectively using breathing exercises. Little Unicorn is just like all the other unicorns – well, nearly. He has a magic mane that changes colours depending on how he is feeling. Today he is feeling angry. Nothing is going the way he wants it […]

Greta and the Giants

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children. Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest […]

The House of One Hundred Clocks

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From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets comes a thrilling new mystery filled with ticking secrets and gripping adventure, set against an Edwardian backdrop of invention and change. JUNE, 1905. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men […]

Drawn Together

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens – with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

A Sky Painted Gold

A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against a stunning Gatsby-esque backdrop. Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer – a handsome, dashing brother and sister – […]

Picklewitch and Jack

The dreadful strangers moved in on a wild and windy Thursday. ‘Fudgenuts,’ cursed Picklewitch, adjusting her cracked binoculars to get a better view of the comings-and-goings. ‘This won’t do at all. I bet they haven’t even bought me any cake.’ Picklewitch is, quite literally, out of her tree. She has a nose for naughtiness, a […]

The Elsewhere Emporium

The Nowhere Emporium has been stolen. The shop from nowhere has vanished without a trace. Will it ever reappear? As they search for the lost Emporium, Daniel and Ellie encounter magical bookshops, deserted islands, and an array of magicians (both dead and alive). Meanwhile a dangerous force is attacking the Emporium from the inside, waiting […]

Meet Yasmin

In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

The Eye of the North

Emmeline Widget has never left Widget Manor – and that’s the way she likes it. But when her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself being packed off on a ship to France, heading for a safe house in Paris. Onboard she is befriended by an urchin stowaway called Thing. But before she can reach […]