New Titles Children’s November 2018 (arrived in October)

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Hotel Transylvania 3: a monster vacation, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.
The accidental president, Tom McLaughlin.
On a visit to the US things take a strange turn for 12-year-old Ajay when, completely at random and totally by accident, he is sworn in as the new president. Well, I guess he can't be any worse than that guy who had the job before him, right? Wrong. It's quite easy for power to go to your head and Ajay, overwhelmed by it all, goes rogue. Soon he's too busy ordering sparkly capes and enforcing the new national spider plan to spot the dastardly plot unfolding right under his nose.
Maggie and the flying pigs, E.D. Baker.
Maggie's adventures in the Enchanted Forest continue in the fourth book of a new chapter book series by E. D. Baker!Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does - like unicorns, griffins and… flying pigs! With her new friend Bob, Maggie rescues the magical animals that need her help.Maggie's newest chore at her friend Bob's stable is taking care of flying pigs–but they're not so easy to deal with! Maggie's used to putting up with a lot though, like her step-mother Zelia, who is trying to get Maggie's step-brother Peter a job at the stable. Peter working with Maggie? Yeah, right! Maybe when pigs fly.
Pirate McSnottbeard in The alien slug invasion, Paul Whitfield
Forced to rescue their parents once more, Emilie and her brother Will blast off for an adventure in Space. Faced with dragons, robots, vegetables and a battle inside a computer game, still nothing can prepare them for the most dreadful thing of all: Pirate McSnottbeard's singing!

Into Reading

Elvis the Squirrel, Tony Bradman; illustrated by Ashley King.
Elvis the squirrel is always up for an adventure, especially when a good meal is involved. But when his best friend Chuck is carried off by Ronnie the raven, the biggest, meanest bird in the wood, it looks like Elvis might have bitten off more than he can chew. Can he come up with a cunning plan and persuade the local gang of garden birds to help him save his friend or will Chuck become Ronnie's dinner?
The witch of the ditch, Steven Butler; illustrated by Nigel Baines.
Every town in the world has one witch; only one! So when the Hag of the Crag moves into town next door to the Witch of the Ditch, an all-out Witch War ensues.
Eye, eye, Captain!, Jane Clarke; illustrated by Jennie Poh.
Captain Cutlass cannot see a thing without his glasses. But pirates don't wear glasses and if his crew finds out they'll make him walk the plank! As the pirates set sail for Treasure Island, the Captain soon finds himself in trouble when he can't even read the treasure map.
Revenge of the Sith, written by Elizabeth Dowsett.
Features characters such as Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala. This title tells the tale of how Anakin Skywalker goes from being a noble Jedi to the evil Darth Vader, a Sith lord with a black heart.
Splat the cat gets a job!, based on the bestselling books by Rob Scotton; text by Laura Dricoll; interior illustrations by Robert Eberz.
Splat the Cat gets a job as a newspaper cat, but getting up early, keeping track of all the papers, and delivering them to all the houses is not easy.
Rocket the brave!, Tad Hills.
Rocket, a curious dog, chases a butterfly up a hill and past a pond, but does he have the courage to follow it into the dark forest?
Chicken on vacation, Adam Lehrhaupt; pictures by Shahar Kober.
Zoey the chicken decides to use her imagination to have a beach day and bring her friends along to find buried treasure.
Much too much birthday, J.E. Morris.
Maud the koala has happily invited all fifty-six of her friends to her birthday party, but when the crowd arrives she feels overwhelmed and needs to be alone. Includes note to caregivers.
Horrid Henry and the zombie vampire, Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross.
Henry's class are on a spooky school trip to the local museum, but could there be a terrifying zombie vampire on the loose?
I lost my tooth!, [by Mo Willems].
In I Lost My Tooth!, Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!


The invention of the computer, Lucy Beevor.
Provides an introduction to the history and development of the computer and explains how a computer works. Includes information on some of the scientists and inventors who were influential in the invention of the computer.
Get coding 2!, written by David Whitney; illustrations by Duncan Beedie.
Design and build five interactive computer games, create graphics and code simple artificial intelligence to play against. Covering essential coding concepts, this fun guide is an ideal introduction to Internet programming.
The Usborne book of night time, Laura Cowan; illustrated by Bonnie Pang; designed by Amy Manning.
At night when you are fast asleep, another world awakens. Explore the world of night in this gorgeous picture book and discover nocturnal animals in the countryside, cities that never sleep and the secrets of the night sky. With lots to look at and talk about on every page and links to specially selected websites with more to discover.
Survival, Louise McNaught; words by Anna Claybourne.
From the rainforest to the savannah to the depths of the ocean, animal life in every continent and habitat has been affected by human activity. Louise McNaught's powerful animal portraits bring to life 20 stunning creatures and their fight for survival. Discover the dangers they face, the action being taken to protect them and their vital importance on Earth. Be inspired to join the movement to conserve species and find out how you can make a difference.
On the news: our first talk about tragedy, Jillian Roberts; illustrations by Jane Heinrichs.
On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news.
The tantrum that saved the world, Megan Herbert and Michael E. Mann.
Part story book, part science book, and part action plan, it is essential reading for anyone concerned about the health of the planet we are passing on to future generations.
Look out for litter, Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Xiao Xin.
Earth has a litter problem. How can you help? Join Trina to learn how little pieces of trash can become big problems. Find out safe ways to take care of litter. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina.
Let's investigate plastic pollution on land and in the oceans, Ruth Owen with thanks to Laura Foster.
Plastic pollution is one of the most damaging environmental issues that we face today. And no one is more passionate about solving this problem and protecting our world than kids! This new tile in the best selling Fundamental Science series gives young science enthusiasts all the information they need to investigate and do their part to help solve this problem now and for the future. Packed with facts, discussion topics, imaginative ideas for activities, experiments and investigations, this book will have Key Stage 1 students eager to use their science skills and knowledge to tackle plastic pollution head on.
Day of the dead, Julie Murray.
The Day of the Dead (or Dia de los muertos) is a special Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed away. Readers will learn about how people celebrate the holiday with the creation of altars and traditional foods.
Snow in the garden: a first book of Christmas, Shirley Hughes.
A beautiful Christmas anthology packed full of winter adventures, seasonal poems, festive recipes and easy-to-make craft activities as well as Shirley Hughes' trademark warm and classic illustrations. Whether reading stories and poems to little ones or encouraging them to make beautiful crafts and Christmas treats, this book is the perfect introduction to this very special time of year.
Gods and heroes: mythology around the world, Korwin Briggs.
Before there was Batman, Wonder Woman, or Black Panther there was Indra, Hindu king of gods, who battled a fearsome snake to save the world from drought. Athena, the powerful Greek goddess of wisdom who could decide the fate of battles before they even began. Okuninushi, the Japanese hero who defeated eighty brothers to become king and then traded it all for a chance at immortality. Featuring more than 70 characters from 23 cultures around the world, this A-to-Z encyclopedia of mythology is a who's who of powerful gods and goddesses, warriors and kings, enchanted creatures and earthshaking giants whose stories have been passed down since the beginning of time and are now given fresh life for a new generation of young readers. Plus, You'll Learn All About: Dragons: The Hydra, St. George's Dragon, and the Australian Rainbow Snake Giants: Grendel, Balor of the Evuil Eye, Polyphemus, and the Purusha with the thousand heads Monsters: Manticore, Sphinx, Minotaur, Thunderbird, and Echidne, mother of the Nemean lion that nearly killed Heracles Underworlds: Travel to Hades, Valhalla, and the Elysian Fields.
Speaking to an elephant and other tales from the Kadars, retold by Manish Chandi and Madhuri Ramesh (based on oral stories narrated by the Kadars); illustrations, Matthew Frame.
This collection of unusual folklore features the world of the Kadars, a small indigenous community in South India. Originally narrated to the authors by Kadar elders, these stories recall ways of living in forest habitats that hold important lessons for all those interested in regrowing our forests.
Brave Thumbelina, An Leysen.
Once upon a time there was a little girl no bigger than a thumb. Her name was Thumbelina. In this magical picture book, An Leysen retells the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen.
Magical myths and legends, chosen by Michael Morpurgo.
From brave heroes and battling beasts to mighty gods and magic spells, these are timeless tales to treasure forever. Eye-catching colour illustrations bring the magic of these myths and legends to life. There are lots of stories to choose from, including Mulan, Icarus, and Hercules the Hero, plus a retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight written by Sir Michael himself, so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's an enchanting story within for everyone to find.
The magical unicorn society: offical handbook, written by Selwyn E. Phipps; illustrated by Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, with additional illustrations by Helen Dardik.
These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore; the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes. Discover where unicorns really live around the world, learn how to find them, what they eat, how to tempt them, train them, even ride them. There's information about how to look after them, what powers they have, their legendary stories and much more.
Ladybird dictionary, [written by Penny Hands, Liz Walter and Kate Woodford].
Ladybird Dictionary will help young learners aged 4-11 to find and understand words in English. This engaging dictionary is informed by the Cambridge Young Learners wordlists, and features an introduction on how to use the dictionary, an A-Z section, and a picture dictionary at the back, which groups words that are useful to learn together. With beautiful illustrations, and simple definitions written by ELT experts, this dictionary helps children improve their English vocabulary. The words in the dictionary are informed by the CEFR and Cambridge English: Young Learner exams wordlists.
Science maker book, [written by Rob Beattie; illustrator, Tom Connell; photographer, Michael Wicks].
From understanding the mysterious Mobius strip to learning about constellations on your bedroom ceiling, this hands-on science book is full of fascinating scientific facts and over 40 fun, educational projects and activities to make and do. From a building a "candypult" made from marshmallow to a smartphone boom box, an unbreakable egg or a "bug-o-scope", there are loads of amazingly fun projects to be made using materials found around the house. With step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations and high quality photography, there is little to no adult help needed, making this hands-on book perfect for use in the home or classroom.
Get to know numbers: numbers up to 100 and place value, Anjana Chatterjee; illustrated by Jo Samways; consultation by Ruth Bull.
The Singapore math teaching method teaches mathematical concepts in three stages: concrete, pictorial and abstract. Master Math applies this technique to the math curriculum. Using simple pictorial exercises and an engaging mascot, Master Math makes learning easy and enjoyable for children. Parent and teacher notes are included throughout, which make the book a valuable resource for any home or classroom. This book covers: numbers and place value.
The awesome book of space: the world's most awesome facts, Adam Frost.
Do you know how long it would take you to drive to the sun? Or whether you'd like to go on a space vacation? Be truly amazed by these awesome facts about our planet, our solar system, and our universe! Find out: How long it would take you to drive to Pluto? What the weather is like on Neptune? How many tonnes of litter humans have left on the moon? And did you know that next time you look up to the sky and see a shooting start it could actually be a pair of pants? On the ISS undies are ejected into space burning up in the Earth's atmosphere! Find out hilarious, intriguing and ridiculous facts with this awesome book!
The skies above my eyes, Charlotte Guillain, Yuval Zommer.
The moon, Hannah Pang; illustrated by Thomas Hegbrook.
For centuries, mankind has gazed up at the Moon in awe and wonder. It has been a source of both aspiration and inspiration to astronomers, poets, mathematicians and artists alike. But how much do we know about our closest neighbour? In this book, you'll discover the history of man's relationship with the Moon; the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction, and how it affects our everyday lives and the world around us.
Why does the sun shine?, Christine Pym & Katie Daynes.
Why does the sun shine? What's it made of? And where does it go at night? Find out in this beautifully illustrated flap book.
Twinkle twinkle little star, I know exactly what you are, words by Julia Kregenow; pictures by Carmen Saldaña.
Two siblings going to bed describe what stars really are; giant balls of hot, dense gas millions of miles from the Earth, in a book that examines constellations, atmospheric turbulence, and black holes. Written by an expert in astrophysics to the classic melody of 'Twinkle twinkle little star,' this book is the perfect introduction to the real science behind the magic of stars. Discover how stars are created, what they're made of, and even what makes them look like they're twinkling.
The speed of starlight, written by Colin Stuart; illustrated by Ximo Abadía.
Designed to present physics in a totally new light, this science book explores the topics of physics, light and sound alongside incredible artwork from surrealist artist Ximo Abadia. Visualise sonar sound, discover the speed of light and understand basic quantum physics with easy to understand, engaging text by acclaimed science writer Colin Stuart.
The element in the room: investigating the atomic ingredients that make up your home, Mike Barfield; illustrated by Lauren Humphrey.
Did you know that without the 'lead' in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Or that diamonds and coal are both made from exactly the same thing? Or that the deadly ingredient used to make the most dangerous weapon in history can also be found in your bottled water? Absolutely everything in the universe is made up of just 92 elements! And from aluminum to zinc, many of these atomic ingredients can be found in your very own home. This funny and fascinating guide to the elements is bursting with brilliant facts about the ingredients that make up everything around us. Join the great scientific sleuth Sherlock Ohms as he explores the elements hiding in your home, and help his enquiries with explosive scientific experiments. Ohms' investigation will sort the isotopes from the allotropes, put the Able into Periodic Table, and electrify your electrons! Along the way, Atomic Comics show you the savvy scientists who discovered the elements and their extraordinary effects.
Flying deep: climb inside deep-sea submersible Alvin, Michelle Cusolito; illustrated by Nicole Wong.
Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean. Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading.
Forgotten beasts: amazing creatures that once roamed the Earth, Matt Sewell.
Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs is a beautifully-illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot; from the relatively well known, such as the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to the obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago, many now forgotten. New findings are being made every year, and research is showing us exactly how these beasts looked and how they lived.
Dictionary of dinosaurs, illustrated by Dieter Braun; edited by Dr Matthew G. Baron.
Find out about every dinosaur that's ever been discovered in this Dictionary of Dinosaurs! From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, read about when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and much more. Featuring epic artwork from Dieter Braun, and up-to-date facts from top dinosaur experts. Includes the worlds best loved dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus.
So you think you know about... velociraptor?, Ben Garrod.
Did you know that not all dinosaurs were green and scaly, some were ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, they cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator was actually not a dinosaur? TV scientist, Ben Garrod, is proud to be a geek as he mixes hard science and humour to prove that science is for everyone. Looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, Ben reveals new-look dinosaurs. Additional sections include: Ask an Expert, New Science and Fossil Finder as well as quizzes to test your dinosaur knowledge.
Dinosaurium, illustrated by Chris Wormell; written by Lily Murray.
This new junior edition of Dinosaurium is perfect for those with a love of the natural world. Wander the galleries; open 365 days a year, and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text by palaeontologist Johnathan Tennant. The Dinosaurium gallery houses an extraordinary collection of Mesozoic monsters, wonderfully illustrated by Chris Wormell. Enter here to explore the dinosaur kingdom in all its glory.
Walking is a way of knowing: in a Kadar forest, Madhuri Ramesh, Manish Chandi, Matthew Frame.
The Kadars are a small indigenous community in south India. Even though they no longer live deep in the forest, they still walk its paths every day. For them, walking is a way of knowing, not just a way of getting from place to place. This is the story of a Kadar elder who takes a young urban visitor through the tangled woods that make up his ancient home. The book captures an urban nature lover's experience of learning from a forest-dweller and is beautifully illustrated to bring alive the dark richness of an lndian tropical forest.
Wild about oceans, written by Camilla De la Bedoyere, Steve Parker.
Take a journey through the world's oceans and find out about the remarkable creatures that inhabit the deepest waters, why coral reefs teem with life, and the importance of our seashores. This brilliant book is bursting with fantastic information, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs.
How deep in the ocean?: ocean animal habitats, Monika Davies; illustrated by Romina Martí.
Journey to the depths of the ocean and meet the animals that live at different levels of the sea. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances of each depth range.
The mushroom fan club, Elise Gravel.
Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family's most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of getting out into nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, Gravel takes us on a magical tour of the forest floor and examines a handful of her favorite alien specimens up close. While the beautiful coral mushroom looks like it belongs under the sea, the peculiar lactarius indigo may be better suited for outer space! From the fun-to-stomp puffballs to the prince of the stinkers-the stinkhorn mushroom-and the musically inclined chanterelles, Gravel shares her knowledge of this fascinating kingdom by bringing each species to life in full felt-tip marker glory.
Trees: kings of the forest, Andy Hirsch.
In Trees we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.
An anthology of intriguing animals, written by Ben Hoare; illustrated by Daniel Long, Angela Rizza, and Daniela Terrazzini.
This is a children's animal encyclopedia with a twist. Alongside interesting facts are the stories and myths behind children's favourite animals as well as incredible pictures and stunning illustrations. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful modern bestiary will take children through the animal kingdom from the huge whale to the tiny spider. Discover how the koala got its name or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky. Each page features fun animal facts and detailed close-up photographs for children to pore over, including firm favourites such as dolphins, tigers and butterflies as well more unusual animals such as walrus, lemur and peacock.
Lifesize, Sophy Henn.
Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die-cut to find out how you'd look with a giant squid eye. This interactive non-fiction adventure features lifesize illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals.
What do they do with all that poo?, written by Jane Kurtz; illustrated by Allison Black.
An exploration of different types of animal poo and what the zoo uses it for.
The beetle collector's handbook, M.G. Leonard; featuring illustrations by Carim Nahaboo.
Beetle mania is spreading, thanks to M.G. Leonard's bestselling Beetle Boy trilogy. In the books, Darkus Cuttle learns all about beetles from an old guide. Now that treasured book is available for readers everywhere to discover amazing beetle facts for themselves! Hilariously narrated by eccentric entomologist "Monty G Leonard", this lavishly illustrated beetle guide is the perfect starting point for young collectors everywhere. From scary to weird, the 60+ species featured in this book are certain to inspire a lifelong love of Coleoptera.
There are fish everywhere, Britta Teckentrup; [written and edited by Katie Haworth].
There are fish everywhere! Some of them live in fresh water, some of them live under ice, and some even live in the desert.
Counting birds: the idea that helped save our feathered friends, Heidi E.Y. Stemple; illustrated by Clover Robin.
Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with Counting Birds; the real-life story of bird counting and watching. What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, who used his bird knowledge and magazine Bird-Lore to found the first annual bird count. Bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more. Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists.
Hawk rising, Maria Gianferrari; pictures by Brian Floca.
Early morning and a ruffle of feathers, a shadow gliding through the backyard. High above your house Father Hawk circles, sharp eyes searching for prey. Swoosh! He dives after chipmunks, crows, sparrows, squirrels. Screech! The sun hangs low in the sky as three hungry chicks wait. Will they eat today?
The world of the whale, written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls; illustrated by Jonathan Woodward.
Graceful and serene, intelligent and social, the whale is a wonder of the deep blue sea. And yet, whales rely on air to breathe they are mammals, just like us.
Do you really want to meet a weasel?, written by Cari Meister; illustrated by Daniele Fabbri.
A child goes to the nearby wilderness in North America to observe a weasel's behavior in the wild and learn about its habits as a predator.
Lobos: a wolf family returns to the wild, Brenda Peterson; photography by Annie Marie Musselman.
Follow the journey of a Mexican gray wolf family's release to the wild. This incredible story celebrates the care and conservation work involved in helping save a highly endangered species.
10 reasons to love a bear, written by Catherine Barr; illustrated by Hanako Clulow.
Did you know that bears can sleep for months on end? Or that they hum when they are happy? Open this book to learn all about why bears are incredible and 10 reasons why you should love them.
Now you know how it works, Valorie Fisher.
Valorie Fisher takes infographics to a new level with bright, colorful visuals that are perfect for young, inquisitive minds. Her eye-catching mix of photographs and illustrations compels readers to dive in and explore how things work – from paper airplanes to straws, crayons to kites, pencils to boats, this book will answer questions kids have long wanted answers to, and go on to answer questions they didn't even know they had! Do you know why your shadow changes shape throughout the day? Do you know how a whistle makes that trilling sound? How about why a rubber ball bounces? All of these questions and more are explained in this exciting book, the first of two in the series. With the growing focus on STEM for this early age group, Now You Know How It Works is perfectly timed to reach that early reader and instill a love of STEM from day one.
Amazing inventions, James Olstein.
Inventions aren't always easy. Sometimes a humble leaf can get in the way. Developers have learned that one of the big hold ups in the creation of self driving cars is teaching the cars to recognize changes in foliage as they drive the same routes each day. Scientists have developed a flexible medical sensor using electrodes and regular chewing gum. Odd Science: Inventions is filled with weird and wacky facts that you've never heard before. Read about the trainers made of spider silk, wonder at the first record played in space and tell your friends about the robot built in 1937. There are facts about electricity being used as glue, facts about glow-in-the-dark cats and facts about nano-robots that can 'swim' inside the body during biopsies! James Olstein beautifully illustrates these odd facts, and more, in a retro-inspired, quirky style. His designs aren't meant to be taken literally, but you'll laugh out loud when you see a walking trash can and wind towers made of carrots! Prepare to laugh, marvel and learn. Being a geek has never been so cool.
Humanatomy: how your body works, Nicola Edwards; illustrated by Jem Maybank and George Ermos.
Get under the skin of the human body with this interactive and informative book. Explore each of your body's organ systems and get the answers to questions you've always wondered about: How does skin heal itself? What is blood made of? What happens to food when we eat it? How does memory work? Packed with original illustrations, this book covers everything from what makes your heart beat to how DNA makes you who you are.
Bunk 9's guide to growing up: secrets, tips, and expert advice on the good, the bad & the awkward, as told to Adah Nuchi; illustrated by Meg Hunt; Meryl Newman, medical consultant.
Filled with facts, tips, advice, and illustrations, Bunk 9's guide to growing up is the girl-powered puberty book you"ll actually want to read. Written in the voice of the counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon, it"s like having your best friend or older sister share everything there is to know about being comfortable in your changing body. From periods, bras, and hormones to nutrition, exercise, and sleep"to crushes, that first kiss, and ALL the feels"it"s the head-to-toe guide to not only surviving puberty but totally, 100% owning it!
Survival skills handbook. Volume 1: camping, maps & navigation, knots, dangers & emergencies, Bear Grylls.
All of Bear Grylls' best survival tips! Embark on an exciting adventure in the great outdoors with Bear Grylls. Discover how to camp in the wild, find out how to spot and avoid dangers, learn how to find your way in any environment, and master some amazing knots. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. This collection includes the previously published handbooks Camping, Maps & Navigation, Knots, and Dangers & Emergencies.
Little Leonardo's fascinating world of engineering, illustrated by Greg Paprocki; written by Bob Cooper.
Engineers design and build all sorts of things, from the tiny microcircuitry in smartphones to large projects like dams and bridges that transform the very face of the planet. Included are a glossary of terms and brief biographies of important engineers.
The invention of the telephone, Lucy Beevor.
Explore the history and development of the telephone and find out how a telephone works. Learn about the inventors who helped influence the invention of the telephone.
The invention of the television, Lucy Beevor.
Provides an introduction to the history and development of the television and explains how a television works. Includes information on some of the inventors who were influential in the invention of the television.
Build your own chain reaction machines: how to make crazy contraptions using everyday stuff: creative kid-powered projects!, Paul Long.
Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions. In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more. Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success. Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines gives you the know-how to start your own fantastic chain reactions.
The invention of the aeroplane, Lucy Beevor.
Provides an introduction to the history and development of the aeroplane and explains how an aeroplane works. Includes information on Orville and Wilbur Wright and other inventors who helped influence the invention of the aeroplane.
How self-driving cars work, Ian Chow-Miller.
A book for young readers explaining how self-driving cars work.
Countdown: 2979 days to the moon, written by Suzanne Slade; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
Told in free verse, the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon comes to life. During the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days following his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people; engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists, joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.
Cutting-edge robotics, Karen Latchana Kenney.
Robotics is currently one of the most popular hands-on applications of STEM in schools. High-interest text filled with fascinating and up-to-date information teaches readers all about the technology of robotics and the many ways robots are used around the world today.
50 wacky things pets do: weird & amazing things pets do!, written by Heidi Fiedler; illustrated by Marta Sorte.
Have you ever wondered why your dog chases its tail or how your cat manages to land on its feet every time? 50 Wacky Things Pets Do takes an up-close look at all the weird and funny things our pets do, from dogs snacking on poop and guppies jumping out of tanks, to cats meowing and ferrets dancing happily. Paired with equally wacky illustrations, 50 wild and incredible facts are presented, along with educational information about each animal's habits and personality quirks. Whether seriously strange or downright silly, these wacky facts are sure to delight kids while they learn all about pets and their peculiarities.
Foods of the world, written by Libby Walden; illustrated by Jocelyn Kao.
Delve into kitchens around the globe and sample a vast array of culinary delights with this beautifully illustrated book. Uncover tasty treats, unique utensils and fascinating food facts as you experience the diverse foods of the world.
Disney ideas book, written by Elizabeth Dowsett.
Let your imagination run wild with Disney arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, and papercraft. With magical projects for every level of ability and clear, step-by-step, illustrated instructions, you will never be bored again! Build Cinderella's castle, take off with Buzz Lightyear's wings, dress up in Moana's flower crown, play Snow White bowling, race Lightning McQueen on your own racetrack, and much, much more.
Now make this, curated by Thomas Barnthaler; [translation by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp and Jessica West].
25 of the world's leading designers contribute one object each for kids to make themselves. For the young makers in the family, this beautifully designed handbook offers 25 unique and practical objects for kids to make and use. Each project features fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions, a photographic list of materials, the approximate cost, timing, and a photograph of the finished product. The 25 contributors range from lauded graphic designers to successful industrial designers, all of whom considered this young audience in the creation of their projects. This unusual and engaging book of activities grants children access to world-class design in their very own homes, and may even inspire a few to become designers themselves!
Goldilocks and the three bears: a make and play production, Christopher L. Harbo.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Sock Puppet Theatre presents "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"! Now it's a snap to make simple, adorable puppets, key props and the perfect stage for bringing this classic fairy tale to life. But that's not all! As an added bonus, this book also includes a fun starter script, helpful acting and performance tips and clever suggestions for making your play truly unique. With Sock Puppet Theatre, you hold in your hands everything needed to get your puppeteer career started on the right foot!
Little Red Riding Hood: a make and play production, Christopher L. Harbo.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Sock Puppet Theatre presents "Little Red Riding Hood"! Now it's a snap to make simple, adorable puppets, key props and the perfect stage for bringing this classic fairy tale to life. But that's not all! As an added bonus, this book also includes a fun starter script, helpful acting and performance tips and clever suggestions for making your play truly unique. With Sock Puppet Theatre, you hold in your hands everything needed to get your puppeteer career started on the right foot!
The three billy goats gruff: a make and play production, Christopher L. Harbo.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Sock Puppet Theatre presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff! Now it's a snap to make simple, adorable puppets, key props and the perfect stage for bringing this classic fairy tale to life. But that's not all! As an added bonus, this book also includes a fun starter script, helpful acting and performance tips and clever suggestions for making your play truly unique. With Sock Puppet Theatre, you hold in your hands everything needed to get your puppeteer career started on the right foot!
The three little pigs: a make and play production, Christopher L. Harbo.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Sock Puppet Theatre presents "The Three Little Pigs"! Now it's a snap to make simple, adorable puppets, key props and the perfect stage for bringing this classic fairy tale to life. But that's not all! As an added bonus, this book also includes a fun starter script, helpful acting and performance tips and clever suggestions for making your play truly unique. With Sock Puppet Theatre, you hold in your hands everything needed to get your puppeteer career started on the right foot!
Elephants on tour: a search & find journey around the world, Guillaume Cornet.
Join the elephants on an exciting around-the-world adventure! From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world; discovering famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination along the way.
Where's the llama?, illustrated by Paul Moran; additional artwork by Gergely Fórizs [and three others]; written by Frances Evans; designed by Angie Allison and Jack Clucas.
Word has reached the Andes that everyone's going bananas over llamas! Intrigued, an intrepid herd have decided to 'alpaca' their bags and set off on the ultimate round-the-world adventure to meet their fans. From a magical Mexican carnival to an enchanting ice festival, there are 10 fun-loving llamas to find in every location.
Day & night: rainforest: explore the world around the clock, illustrated by Paula McGloin.
The sun may rise and set the same way every day, but life in the forest is anything but boring! Discover over 200 delightful creatures that either frolic in the light or only creep out at night in two beautifully illustrated panoramas by Paula McGloin that burst with colour even in the dark.
Who was that?, Olivier Tallec.
Simple text asks the reader a series of questions about the characters on each page, and the child must find the visual clues that give the answer.
Pokémon super deluxe essential handbook: the need-to-know stats and facts on over 800 characters!,
Stats, facts, attacks, types, evolutions, and other information on over 800 Pokémon from every known region.
Minecraft: biggest builds, best tips, tricky puzzles.,
GamesMaster, the country's leading video game magazine experts have teamed with Little Brother Books once more to produce this Special Edition Guide to one of the most popular video games of all time, Minecraft. In this very special edition, the experts at GamesMaster impart some of their expert knowledge with exclusive tips, builds, reviews as well as interactive activities, puzzles and games. The popularity of this game seems to show no bounds, breaking records year on year! This publication is the perfect accompaniment for any fan, young or old, and will provide plenty of entertainment in and away from the virtual world of Minecraft.
Fortnite Battle Royale hacks: building strategies: an unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you, Jason R. Rich.
Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Building Strategies will demonstrate how to build a variety of customized structures, as well as offer fortress design ideas utilized by pro players. Step-by-step building instructions, along with full-color screenshots and strategies for choosing the right building materials and building locations, are provided within this invaluable resource. In addition to these building strategies, this full-colour, unofficial strategy guide will also provide hundreds of tips and tricks for surviving and winning each match. This unofficial guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the Fortnite Battle Royale game, regardless of which gaming platform the reader is using. An emphasis, however, will be placed on teaching expert building strategies that can be used throughout each match. An entire section of the book will include End Game fortress building strategies that will appeal to beginner and expert players alike.
Fortnite Battle Royale hacks: mobile: an unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you, Jason R. Rich.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Hacks: Mobileoffers a comprehensive introduction to playing this massively multiplayer, online-based game while on-the-go from a smartphone or tablet. For example, it focuses on customizing the game controls using the Customizable HUD (Head-Up Display) interface and discuss the pros and cons of using a Cellular Data Connection versus a Wi-Fi Internet connection when playing. Each section of this unofficial strategy guide covers a different aspect of the game play experience. The book contains hundreds of full-color screenshots taken using an iPhone and iPad, and potentially Android-based devices as well. Because Fortnite: Battle Royale never offers the same play experience twice (since how the action unfolds depends heavily on the actions of the other 99 human players also on the island), this unofficial guide will teach players to adapt their offensive and defensive fighting strategies as needed to dramatically increase their chance of survival during each and every action-packed battle, regardless of where on the island a battle is taking place.
Fortnite Battle Royale hacks: the unofficial gamer's guide, Jason R. Rich.
This unofficial strategy guide for gamers provides the tips and information needed to greatly improve their chances for survival. It includes proven strategies for defeating opponents using weapons, tools, resources and structures.
Golden State Warriors, Michael E Goodman.
Jump into the NBA action with this high-interest account of the Golden State Warriors pro basketball team, including league championships won and star players such as Stephen Curry.
Los Angeles Lakers, Michael E. Goodman.
Jump into the NBA action with this high interest account of the Los Angeles Lakers pro basketball team, including league championships won and star players such as Kobe Bryant.
New York Knicks, Michael E. Goodman.
Jump into the NBA action with this high-interest account of the New York Knicks pro basketball team, including league championships won and star players.
Oklahoma City Thunder, Michael E. Goodman.
Take a courtside seat to the chronicle of the Oklahoma City Thunder pro basketball team, starting with its 1967 founding. Jump into the NBA action as you read about the Thunder's 1979 NBA Finals win and team legends such as Gary Payton and Kevin Durant.
Beano ultimate joke book, [written by Kay Woodward; edited by Frankie Jones].
A hilarious joke book filled with the best jokes from the Beano comic book. From rib-tickling knock-knock jokes to hysterical Doctor, Doctor gags and everything in between, this book has a joke for every occasion. As well as the side-splitting jokes, split into handy categories, this book contains the secrets to becoming a top comedian. With lessons from the Beano Joke Academy, budding comedians can learn how to create their own comic persona, deliver one-liners and even write their own gags.
Imagine, Juan Felipe Herrera; illustrated by Lauren Castillo.
When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this place in life.
Poems to live your life by, chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell.
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between. This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings.
Human world: a visual compendium of wonders from human history, Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley; illustrated by Andres Lozano.
In Human World, discover the myriad reasons why humans have become the most successful species on the planet. Travel from our earliest beginnings to the modern day, and discover how our evolution is interconnected by following the arrows that link to charts on related topics throughout the book. Including the development of farming, the origins of writing, religion, trade, weapons and armour, the first cities and the growth of technology in the modern age, this visual compendium of wonders from the mind of man is full of fascinating information for curious young readers.
The sinking of Titanic, Valerie Bodden.
A historical account; including eyewitness quotes, of the devastating 1912 sinking of the ocean liner Titanic and its effect on maritime safety regulations, ending with how the disaster is memorialized today.
The sinking of the Vasa: a shipwreck of titanic proportions, Russell Freedman; illustrated by William Low.
Describes the building of the mighty Swedish warship the Vasa, how it sank not even a mile out of the harbor, the subsequent investigation, and how it was brought to the surface and restored more than three hundred years later.
Epic flights, Bear Grylls; [text by Von Hardesty].
Ever wanted to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls? Get ready to take off and embark on some of the most epic flights in history. Soar over the Atlantic, travel around the entire world in a hot air balloon, and shoot off into space with the Apollo 11 mission. With stunning photography throughout, the book also includes a chapter on Bear Grylls' incredible adventure paragliding over the Himalayas.
Epic voyages, Bear Grylls; [text by Robyn Mundy and Nigel Rugby].
Race to the Spice Islands, make some incredible discoveries in the Pacific, explore the Polynesian Islands on an ancient raft, discover the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, and travel around the entire world. With stunning photography throughout, the book also includes an exclusive look into Bear Grylls' amazing voyage through treacherous Arctic Seas.
Simone de Beauvoir, written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara; illustrated by Christine Roussey.
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher, in this true story of her life. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Marie Curie, Demi.
Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements: radium and polonium. She also invented a new word along the way: radioactive. This book celebrates her momentous achievements while also educating its readers about her scientific accomplishments and their implications.
Ella: queen of jazz, Helen Hancocks.
Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play, and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help. The inspiring, true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born, and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity.
Nothing stopped Sophie: the story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain, written by Cheryl Bardoe; illustrated by Barbara McClintock.
A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries.
Jane Goodall, written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara; illustrated by Beatrice Cerocchi.
Discover the amazing life of Jane Goodall, the world expert on chimpanzees. When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee called Jubilee. This inspired her lifelong love of animals and she went to study them in the wild as soon as she could. As an adult, Jane travelled to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in a new way; by living with them in their habitat. This is how Jane made many discoveries that people had missed.
How to build a hug: Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine, Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville; illustrated by Giselle Potter.
Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Giselle Potter come together to tell the inspiring story of autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin and her brilliant invention: the hug machine. As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos. But she really didn"t like hugs. Temple wanted to be held, but to her, hugs felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world; like a tidal wave of dentist drills, sandpaper, and awful cologne, coming at her all at once. Would she ever get to enjoy the comfort of a hug? Then one day, Temple had an idea. If she couldn"t receive a hug, she would make one: she would build a hug machine! Presents the story of Grandin's "squeeze machine," describing her childhood love of building and design, as well as her sensitivities.
Lights! Camera! Alice!: the thrilling true adventures of the first woman filmmaker, Mara Rockliff; illustrations by Simona Ciraolo.
Meet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies; some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting! Blow up a pirate ship? Why not? Crawl into a tiger's cage? Of course! Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy! Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice saw a potential for film that others had not seen before, allowing her to develop new narratives, new camera angles, new techniques, and to surprise her audiences again and again. With daring and vision, Alice Guy-Blaché introduced the world to a thrilling frontier of imagination and adventure, and became one of filmmaking's first and greatest innovators.
Tigers & tea with Toppy: a true adventure in New York City with wildlife artist, Charles R. Knight, who loved saber-tooth cats, parties at the Plaza, and people and animals of all stripes, Barbara Kerley with Rhoda Knight Kalt; illustrations by Matte Stephens with original artwork by Charles R. Knight.
Young Rhoda enjoys visiting the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Zoo, and other places with her beloved grandfather, the famous wildlife artist, Charles R. Knight.
L. M. Montgomery, written by Ma Isabel Sénchez Vegara, illustrated by Anuska Allepuz.
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous writer, in this true story of her life. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
The brilliant deep: rebuilding the world's coral reefs: the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation, Kate Messner; Matthew Forsythe.
Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs.
Game changers: the story of Venus and Serena Williams, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome.
Shares the story of the sisters and tennis stars, including their special relationship as sisters and best friends, their constant training as children, and their incredible success in professional tennis.
Famous family trees, [text, Kari Hauge; illustrations, Vivien Mildenberger].
Who did Cleopatra grow up with? Where did Gengis Khan's fierce nature come from? And what was life like in the Kennedy household? Step into the lives of 25 famous faces from history and discover the intricate web of family that helped make them. Loved and loathed, this introduction to history comes with twenty-five family trees for the whole family to explore.
The legend of Tutankhamun, Sally Morgan; James Weston Lewis.
The Legend of Tutankhamun is a sumptuous visual retelling of the story of one of the most well-known Egyptian pharaohs. More than 3,000 years ago, a young boy became King in ancient Egypt and his life, death and final resting place is something that has fascinated people ever since. Readers are taken on a dramatic journey, from the deserts of ancient Egypt to the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb and the artefacts on show today. As the pages turn, you can witness the passing of a great King, his tomb being lost to the sand dunes, and its thrilling rediscovery. Powerful and vivid illustrations by James Weston Lewis bring the history, discovery and treasures of this young boy and his reign to life.
Treaties, trenches, mud, and blood, [text and illustrations by Nathan Hale].
In 1914, the world's biggest countries (and some of its smallest, too) were gearing up for a massive fight. Land, history, geography; each country came to war for different reasons and with different resources. But most ended up the same: sending their young men to fight for their lives in the mud, on the sea, and in the air, in a conflict that would eventually claim more than 9 million lives.
My first book of London, Ingela P. Arrhenius.
What can you spot in London? From the Beefeaters at the Tower to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, there's so much to see in London. Find red busses, black cabs and telephone boxes and discover all things big and small in this colourful picture dictionary of the most famous city in the world.
We are grateful: otsaliheliga, Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac.
Otsaliheliga is a Cherokee word that is used to express gratitude. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small. A look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Cang shu xiong di chuang shi jie you er qi meng tong hua, Bo Qihong zhu.
The Day of the Dead = El Día de los Muertos, Bob Barner; translated by Teresa Mlawer.
With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals and joyful songs, Hispanic families welcome back ancestors on this holiday.
Sōfī khwāi kap phūphithak nithān khonsutthāi, Jonathan Auxier; Āyurī Chīwarunōthai [translator]. Translation of Sophie Quire and the last storyguard.

Older Fiction

TotA+lly middle school: tales of family, friends, and fitting in, Betsy Groban.
Best-selling and award-winning authors take on the brave new world of middle school in this remarkable collection, brimming with humor and heart. Subjects range from peer pressure, homework, family issues, and cultural barriers to the unexpected saving graces of music, art, friendship, and reading. This engaging anthology, filled with texts, emails, formal letters, stories in verse, first-person narratives, and even a short graphic novel, shines a light on the sometimes challenging, always rewarding coming-of-age years.
Head kid, David Baddiel; illustrated by Steven Lenton.
Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise, and Ryan's, when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher, and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess; and only its worst ever pupil can fix it.
Becca fair and foul, Deirdre Baker.
When eleven-year-old Becca returns to her grandmother's rustic cottage for another summer, she finds herself seeing her beloved island in new ways. A hunting owl mistakes a bobbing ponytail for prey. A cozy sleepover on the beach takes on the tinges of a nightmare when a family of river otters shows up to claim their territory. An argument between a nestbound baby eaglet and its haranguing mother reaches operatic dimensions. Becca finds a dead bear on the beach and helps to give it a burial at sea. Then there are dramas of the human variety. Aunt Meg is grieving over a miscarriage, and Aunt Clare's medical work in Africa has brought on a sadness that even the love of family and the island's beauty can't cure. And there is the burning question of whether Aunt Fifi and the local plumber will ever become an item, and would that mean losing the only plumber on the island? Meanwhile, cousin Alicia claims to be too old to participate in the kids' summer project; a performance of The Tempest, a play that seems to find unsettling echoes in the natural surroundings Becca thought she knew so well.
The golden tower, Holly Black and Cassandra Clare with illustrations by Scott Fischer.
Callum Hunt has been a hero and an outcast, a force of good and a portent of evil. While the doors of the Magisterium have been open to him, he has never felt entirely welcome. If anything, he has felt others" resentment and fear. Now, as he begins his final year at the magical school, his place is less certain than ever. With one unique exception, he is estranged from most of his friends. A furtive darkness still hounds him. And the greatest challenge he will ever face is right around the corner. In this monumental conclusion to the Magisterium series, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare push Callum to the brink of annihilation, showing how magic has the ability to both save and doom, create and destroy.
Favourite Enid Blyton stories, illustrated by Mark Beech.
This treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books. Every selection is chosen and introduced by famous fans who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Jacqueline Wilson was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer, why Holly Smale fell under the spell of the Enchanted Wood and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five.
24 hours in nowhere, Dusti Bowling.
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue; but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is, and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.
The benefits of being an octopus, Ann Braden.
Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they've got to do. Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there's Lenny, her mom's boyfriend; they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend Fuchsia has her own issues, and since they're in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it's best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses. Unfortunately, she's not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom"s relationship with Lenny, Fuchsia's situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they're better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she's ever had?
Clash of the tyrants, Jay Jay Burridge.
Bea and Carter Kingsley have been struggling to fit in at school in England after their adventures and the tragic loss of their grandmother, Bunty. Despite his misgivings about further travel, their godfather Theodore decides to take them to America, to visit their Uncle Cash Kingsley's ranch in California. Unexpectedly reunited with Viscount Lambert Von Knutr, and introduced to his wife, Anya Sitz, Bea and Carter find themselves temporarily separated when Bea accompanies the glamorous Viscount's wife to San Francisco. Theodore, still determined to unlock the mysteries of the journals the childrens' father left behind, takes off on a quest of his own. Will the rifts growing be healed, or widen? The adventure concludes in Wild West style with a dramatic showdown at the rodeo. In a world where dinosaurs have survived and evolved alongside humans, Bea and Carter Kingsley are searching for answers to the disappearance of their parents. But the answers our heroes seek are surrounded in mystery. What is the secret of the Saurmen? And who else is interested in discovering it; can everyone they meet be trusted?
The storm runner, J.C. Cervantes.
Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. "The Beast," as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane. After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane's doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano, where she will reveal a terrible secret. Zane embarks on a quest that will take him far from home and test him to the very core.
The Land of Stories: the ultimate book hugger's guide, Chris Colfer; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series.
Twice magic, written and illustrated by Cressida Cowell.
This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the stone that takes away magic. They will need to cast aside their differences once more; for an evil spell has broken free. It's up to Xar and Wish to find the ingredients. But it means entering the Druids Castle unannounced.
Saving Winslow, Sharon Creech.
Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. He names him Winslow. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army. Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially Louie"s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.
You've got a friend, Judi Curtin.
Molly's dad comes home to surprise her; he has decided to move back permanently, and Molly tries to adjust to the new reality of him living in the neighbourhood, but not in her house. Molly soon realizes that her dad is lonely and a bit aimless. The girls try to give him a kitten but he says he can never have one after what happened to his kitten when he was a boy. The girls decide to go back in time to see if they can understand what happened. They meet a sensitive, timid young version of her dad. He is afraid of a bully who lives next door, and spends a lot of time with a kitten. Something in the past is affecting Molly's Dad's relationships today, making his relationship with Molly and her new family difficult? Molly and Beth are determined to find out what and to do so they must embrace the 70s in all its glitter and glamour!
The top secret undercover notes of Buttons McGinty, Rhys Darby.
The shining star of madcap mayhem Rhys Darby delivers out-of-this-world absurdity with his first hilarious mystery-comedy book for kids! Crack the crazy Morse codes and unleash the action with bogus baddies, a burly bigfoot and McGinty's mission to find his parents, who are pronounced missing, presumed missing!
Louisiana's way home, Kate DiCamillo.
When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from best friends Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of the small Georgia town in which they find themselves; including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder, she starts to worry that she is destined only for goodbyes.
Warrior Genius, Michael Dante DiMartino.
Giacomo, his fellow artists and their teacher flee to an Asian-inspired world of Genius warriors, where a power-hungry leader recruits them to track down the next Sacred Tool.
Nate expectations, Tim Federle.
When the news hits that E.T.: The Musical wasn"t nominated for a single Tony Award"not one!"the show closes, leaving Nate both out of luck and out of a job. And while Nate"s cast mates are eager to move on (the boy he understudies already landed a role on a TV show!), Nate knows it"s back to square one, also known as Jankburg, Pennsylvania. Where horror (read: high school) awaits. Desperate to turn his life from flop to fabulous, Nate takes on a huge freshman English project with his BFF, Libby: he"s going to make a musical out of Charles Dickens"s Great Expectations. (What could possibly go…'right?) But when Nate"s New York crush ghosts him, and his grades start to slip, he finds the only thing harder than being on Broadway is being a freshman; especially when you"ve got a secret you"re desperate to sing out about. This magical conclusion to Tim Federle"s beloved Nate series is a love letter to theater kids young and not-so-young"and for anyone who ever wondered if they could truly go home again. Especially when doing so means facing everything you thought you"d left behind.
Spy school goes south: a spy school novel, Stuart Gibbs.
Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true; despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn't stop the assignment. The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY. However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time, and thwart their evil plans.
You don't know everything, Jilly P!, Alex Gino.
Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister, Emma, is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. The world is going to treat Jilly, who is white and hearing, differently from Emma, just as it will treat them both differently from their Black cousins. A big fantasy reader, Jilly makes a connection online with another fantasy fan, Derek, who is a Deaf, Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for help with Emma but doesn't always know the best way or time to ask for it. As she and Derek meet in person, have some really fun conversations, and become friends, Jilly makes some mistakes but comes to understand that it's up to her, not Derek to figure out how to do better next time, especially when she wants to be there for Derek the most. Within a world where kids like Derek and Emma aren't assured the same freedom or safety as kids like Jilly, Jilly is starting to learn all the things she doesn't know and by doing that, she's also working to discover how to support her family and her friends. With You Don"t Know Everything, Jilly P!, award-winning author Alex Gino uses their trademark humor, heart, and humanity to show readers how being open to difference can make you a better person, and how being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways.
The Vanderbeekers and the hidden garden, Karina Yan Glaser.
When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbours, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem; in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer.
The phantom tower, Keir Graff.
Colm and Mal are twins so identical their own mom can't tell them apart, but they're different in just about every other way. Mal's a pragmatist while Colm's a dreamer, and they bicker and battle constantly. Neither brother is excited to be moving to Chicago for a fresh start with their mom just after their dad's death. But nothing cures homesickness like intrigue–and their new home, Brunhild Tower, has plenty of it: mysterious elderly neighbors who warn against wandering the building at midday, strange sounds in the walls, and an elevator missing a button for the thirteenth floor. One day, that button appears and when the doors open on the missing floor, the boys are greeted by the strangest puzzle yet: a twin building that is stuck in time and bustling with activity. All of Brunhild Tower's former residents live on in this phantom tower, where the rules of the real world don't apply. But when the brothers and their newfound friends discover they're all trapped by an ancient curse, they must band together to set everyone free before it's too late.
Game changer, Tommy Greenwald.
Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery; and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this an inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or was something more sinister happening on the field that day? Told in an innovative, multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy"s inner thoughts, Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America"s most popular sport.
The fire stallion, Stacy Gregg.
Twelve-year-old Hilly has landed her dream job, riding on the set of Brunhilda, an epic film based on the fearless warrior of Icelandic legend. Norse fire ritual tells that on mid- summer"s day, animals and humans can shape-shift and one night Hilly finds herself connected to the young warrior and her fire stallion. As the two girls" lives intertwine, Hilly soon realises that they"ll both have to risk everything for the love of their horses.
Squirm, Carl Hiaasen.
Billy Dickens discovers that his mysterious father lives in Montana, so this summer Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, and save his own father.
Blood and bone, Erin Hunter.
An elephant entrusted with a powerful gift. A lion treading a dangerous path. A baboon trapped by the truth. A great evil has risen. A murderer now leads the animals of the plains. As the elephant Sky leads her herd in a desperate search for Bravelands" rightful leader, the baboon Thorn is forced to flee his old troop, and the lion Fearless, once their friend, is led astray by a tyrant. The balance of Bravelands is about to shatter"unless predator, prey, and scavenger unite as one.
Crowfeather's trial, Erin Hunter.
In this Super Edition, set just after the events of Omen of the Stars, WindClan warrior Crowfeather must conquer the ghosts of his past to make way for his Clan's future. When a terrible threat rises within WindClan's territory, it heightens tensions that are already growing in the wake of the battle with the Dark Forest. Crowfeather is caught between his son, Breezepelt, and their Clanmates, but with the Clan in danger, the time for doubt is over.
The dollar kids, Jennifer Richard Jacobson; illustrated by Ryan Andrews.
Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers' troubles? Or will they find they've traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.
Tilly and the bookwanderers, Anna James; illustrated by Paola Escobar.
Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories. One day Tilly realises that classic children's characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of "book wandering" crossing over from the page into real life. With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland, Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.
Escape from the Badlands, Carrie Jones.
Time Stopper Annie's newfound home, the enchanted town Aurora, is in danger. The vicious Raiff will stop at nothing to steal the town's magic, and Annie is the only one who can defeat him; even though it's prophesied that she'll "fall with evil." Alongside her loyal band of friends Eva, Bloom, SalGoud, and Jamie, who still isn't quite sure whether he's a troll or not, Annie journeys deep into the Raiff's realm; the Badlands. The group will face everything from ruthless monsters to their own deepest fears. Can Annie find the courage to confront the Raiff and save everyone, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice?
The complete jungle book, Rudyard Kipling with original illustrations by Stuart Tresilian.
The Complete Jungle Book is the ultimate edition for Jungle Book fans. With a foreword by award-winning writer and superfan Katherine Rundell, this book contains Rudyard Kipling's best loved classic animal stories: The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, the bonus story The Cat That Walked by Himself and Kipling's most famous poem, If. Step into Kipling's wonderful jungle and join Mowgli, Bagheera, and Baloo on their adventures in this one-of-a-kind book, featuring stunning illustrations and colour plates by Stuart Tresilian, original illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and refreshed colour art based on Tresilian's drawings.
The emperor's code, Gordon Korman.
As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must explore an ancient culture and steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world's best- trained soldiers. It's the most dangerous Clue search yet… and it may mean the end for Amy and Dan.
Winnie's great war, Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut; art by Sophie Blackall.
An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Straw into gold: fairy tales re-spun, Hilary McKay; illustrated by Sarah Gibb.
A collection of ten classic fairy tales, reimagined with fresh perspectives and unexpected twists, giving glimpses into happily, and not as happily, ever afters.
The skylarks' war, Hilary McKay.
Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September; boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
Port Mugaloo, Karen McMillan.
Four children, Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma and Ethan, discover an 'elastic' island that can send them pinging across the ocean to a variety of tropical island destinations. Their last destination spelt trouble, so this time the children are determined to have a relaxed and safe time when they visit Port Mugaloo on MugaMuga Island. But Ethan falls into a pond and becomes invisible - and the only one who can help them is King Shiny. But King Shiny has gone missing looking for the long-lost royal treasure, so they enlist the help of Mrs Quokka and travel across the desert on a seven-humped camel into very dangerous territory to find him. But have the children made a mistake in trusting Mrs Quokka? They soon learn that quokkas might be famous for their `quokka logic' but mostly it doesn't make any sense!
Weather or not, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins.
When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst. Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the badder she feels and the badder she feels, the more she rains. All the storminess is threatening to drown her good grades and flood all her friendships. Is there any way to use magic to make the clouds disappear? Or is the storm of the century on its way?
Squint, Chad Morris & Shelly Brown.
Flint loves to draw. In fact, he's furiously trying to finish his comic book so he can be the youngest winner of the Find a Comic Star contest. He's also rushing to finish because he has keratoconus an eye disease that could eventually make him blind. McKell is the new girl at school and immediately hangs with the popular kids. Except McKell's not a fan of the way her friends treat this boy named Squint. Flint seems like someone she could trust. Someone who would never laugh at her. Someone who is as good and brave as the superhero in Flint's comic book named Squint.
Resistance, Jennifer A. Nielsen.
Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference.
Dactyl Hill Squad, Daniel José Older.
It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him; and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.
It's the end when I say it's the end, Stephan Pastis.
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. What's more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.
The adventures of Catvinkle, Elliot Perlman; illustrated by Laura Stitzel.
When a pampered cat has to share her home with a lost dog, sparks are set to fly. To her surprise, Catvinkle starts to like Ula. She even tells Ula her three secrets. But a cat and a dog can't be friends; can they? A tail-spin of a tale that will make you howl with laughter, and remind you that if you aren't open to adventure, you might never meet your best friend.
What monster?, Liz Pichon.
This book contains: Monsters - Mystery - A music festival - Missing stuff - Me and Marcus. (Not necessarily in that order). And a very strict supply teacher, but don't let that put you off!
Trapped!: a Framed! novel, James Ponti.
Middle schoolers Florian and Margaret are determined to catch a spy who is implicating their FBI supervisor, Marcus Rivers, in a variety of crimes; even if they have to break into, and out of, the Library of Congress to do it.
9 from the Nine Worlds, Rick Riordan; [illustrations by James Firnhaber].
An all-new collection of short stories from the world of Magnus Chase! How well do you know the nine Norse realms? Do you get all those heims mixed up? Well, this collection of rollicking short stories; each set in a different world and told by a different character from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, will help straighten you out. And even if it doesn't, you'll enjoy reading about how Alex saves Amir's pants, Samirah plucks a giant's harp, Mallory teaches a dragon how to throw down insults, and much more. Just watch out for Thor, who is running through the whole thing and raising quite a stink.
The mystery of the magic stones, written & illustrated by Sally Rippin.
What would you do if everyone thought your best friend was dangerous? Polly the witch and Buster the monster shouldn't be friends. And they definitely shouldn't be on the run from almost everyone in town. But when Polly is called to the Hollow Valley Mines; the forbidden, haunted mines, by her magic stones, these two best friends have a big decision to make.
The Dollmaker of Krakow, R.M. Romero with illustrations by Tomislav Tomic.
Krakow, Poland, 1939. Magic bings a little doll named Karolina to life in a toyshop. She becomes friends with the gentle, bronken- hearted Dollmaker who owns the shop. When the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city, Karolina and the Dollmaker must use their magic to save their Jewish friends from a terrible danger, no matter what the risks. Weaving togeher magic, folklore and history, this timeless story is about finding hope and friendship in the darkest of places.
Call of the wraith, Kevin Sands.
Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked in Devonshire, he wakes up alone, his memories gone. Villagers tell him he was possessed by an unseen evil, and only became conscious after being visited by the local witch. As Christopher tries to get his bearings, he realizes his current state may be far from coincidence. Dark events have been happening in this corner of Britain; village children are disappearing without a trace. There are whispers that the malevolent ghost of the White Lady has returned to steal the children away, one by one, and consume their souls. Thankfully, friends Tom and Sally find Christopher and help him reconnect with his unique skills and talents, even as his memories elude him. But as motives and secrets are revealed, Christopher finds himself in a desperate race to reclaim his memories and discover the missing children before it"s too late.
The truth about Martians, Melissa Savage.
Mylo never really believed in Martians, unless they had a starring role in one of his comic books. But then a flying saucer crash-lands next to his Roswell, New Mexico, ranch, and he starts to hear voices; like someone is asking for his help. With his best friend Dibs and crush Gracie by his side, and his Cracker Jack superhero membership card, a slingshot, and a small American flag, for peace, in tow, Mylo sets out on an epic adventure to investigate the crash and find the Martians. But he and his friends end up discovering more about the universe than they ever could have imagined.
Atlantis United, Gerard Siggins.
Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world! Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout"s eye; he loves football, but he"s by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he"s whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess. But there's more to this island than meets the eye, as Joe learns it is home to the world's greatest Sports Academy. With the help of eccentric, genius coaches, he and his new friends are gradually transformed into serious players in their own sports. But the Academy's secrets are wanted by many others. Is someone is tracking them? Will Joe and Atlantis United escape the clutches of their mysterious pursuers? And can they possibly win their first big game deep in the jungles of Brazil?
The eyes of the Want, Obert Skye; illustrated by Ben Sowards.
Leven is summoned to the abode of the Want, not knowing whether that leader's intentions are to harm or to help Foo, and soon Leven is separated from his good friends as he continues his battle to save that mythical land.
This is war, Margaret Stohl & Lewis Peterson; illustrated by Kay Peterson.
The longstanding and galaxy-spanning war between cats and robots escalates when each learns of inventions designed to extend their lives, and the potential of the devices is revealed when two kittens come into the lives of twin siblings on Earth.
Tales from the inner city, Shaun Tan.
World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict; of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.
Secret guardians, Lian Tanner.
Duckling and Pummel are trying to take the Young Margrave to a place of safety, far away from the dreadful Harshman. But they have enemies they don't know about, and all too soon they find themselves captured and taken to the salt mines, where slaves work night and day until they die. Their witchery should save them, but their witchery has gone, vanished. How will they get it back? Is the girl Sooli their friend or their enemy? And why is Otte's chicken behaving so strangely? Meanwhile, the Harshman has broken out of the Strong-hold, and is on their trail.
Jack, just an ordinary dog in the dog house, Susan Tarr.
"I'm Jack. I'm a real pedigree dog, and I've got real papers to prove it. My parents have abandoned me into boarding kennels in the far north of New Zealand, while they travel the world. I'm not at all happy about that. However I shall do my best to maintain my dignity while getting on with the job. Among these unruly and noisy mutts, I intend to remain aloof and guarded. And as for that black cat wih the skinny tail and missing eye, there's no way she's getting anywhere near me. At all! And I'll keep a diary so when my parents return they can read how absolutely miserable I have been all these months. Yes, I shall keep a diary...
The lost magician, Piers Torday.
1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find their creator; a magician who has been lost for centuries. What they find will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever.
The lightning thief: the graphic novel, Rick Riordan; adapted by Robert Venditti; art by Attila Futaki; color by José Villarrubia; layouts by Orpheus Collar; lettering by Chris Dickey.
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Frost, Holly Webb; [illustrations by Artful Doodlers].
The neighbours all complain about the foxes hanging around the flat where Cassie lives, close to the river Thames, but Cassie thinks they"re beautiful. Her favourite is a small fox with a white tail-tip, who she names Frost. One night she catches sight of him out in the snow, looking cold and thin, and decides to sneak him some food. But Frost seems to want her to follow him. As he leads Cassie towards the river she feels the world change around her and finds herself in the back in the 17th century at the time of the Frost Fair on the frozen Thames. At first she is thrilled by the sights and sounds of the famous fair, then she glimpses a fox with a white tail-tip. It appears that Frost wants her to follow him again. Can she find a way to return the fox to his countryside home?
The language of spells, Garret Weyr; illustrated by Katie Harnett.
Grisha the dragon is born in the Black Forest in 1803, the last year any dragon was born, and while young he was trapped by the emperor's sorcerer, and turned into a teapot, which was frustrating but kept him alive while magic and other dragons were disappearing; until one day he meets Maggie, a poet's daughter, and the two of them set out to discover what happened to all the other dragons.
My mum Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Tracy Beaker is back! Hand in hand with her daughter Jess, she's ready to make her childhood dreams come true. Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Tracy has made the perfect home for Jess, leaving The Dumping Ground far behind her. Yes, their flat's a bit mouldy. It's only just big enough for two. And the Duke Estate is a bit scary. But it's their happy home. Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy's rich boyfriend, whisks them away to his mansion, life of fast cars and celebrity stardom. Will Jess's brilliant mum turn into a new person altogether? And will Tracy realise that her childhood dream might not be what she needs after all?
Chessy, the Welsh pony, Kelly Wilson.
Seven-year-old Amanda Wilson dreams of training her own wild pony, just as her sisters have done. Then comes the chance she has been waiting for " a muster of beautiful Welsh ponies that have run wild in the hills. Among them is Chessy, a striking stallion, and just the right size for Amanda. But small doesn't equal easy, and first Amanda must prove she has what it takes by training Magic, a stroppy mare from Pony Club. Will Magic and Chessy ever be safe enough to join Amanda on her crazy adventures?

Picture Books

All of baby, nose to toes, Victoria Adler; pictures by Hiroe Nakata.
From eyes to ears and legs to toes, there's a lot for baby to discover, and even more for a family to love. Bright, buoyant art, a catchy rhythm and rhyme, and a roly-poly little baby are sure to inspire plenty of giggling and grabbing and feet-in-the-air-ing. Already a hit in hardcover, this is the perfect first board book for every baby-and for every parent who loves that baby to bits.
The wall in the middle of the book, Jon Agee.
A knight who feels secure on his side of the wall that divides his book discovers that his side is not as safe as he thought, and the other side is not as threatening.
The Queen's lift-off, Steve Antony.
The Queen has been round the UK, and the world; twice!, and now she's off to Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and little Pluto in this romp through outer space!
City, illustrator, Ingela P Arrhenius.
After turning heads and delighting readers with her giant book of animals, Swedish children"s designer Ingela P. Arrhenius turns her talents to the many attractions that make cities so special. Iconic urban images are featured on every page; from subways to skyscrapers, museums to cafes, fountains to sidewalk newsstands. Each bold, graphic image is set apart by a different typeface, transforming a whimsical celebration of cities into an artfully designed title for every bookshelf.
Where's Santa Claus?, Ingela Peterson Arrhenius.
All little readers will adore lifting the shaped felt flaps to find Mrs Polar Bear, Mr Snowman, Mrs Elf, Santa Claus and you!
Baby's very first slide and see under the sea, illustrated by Stella Baggott; designed by Josephine Thompson.
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly sea creatures. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as a group of playful seals swim around, a hermit crab emerges from its shell, and more.
Baby's very first train book, [illustrated by Stella Baggott; designed by Holly Lamont].
Follow Panda as he drives his train, picking up and dropping off lots of adorable animal characters along the way. With working wheels and sturdy pages this book feels like a toy truck in itself, making it a play book babies can enjoy time and time again.
Baby's very first truck book, [illustrated by Stella Baggott; designed by Holly Lamont].
Join Cat as he drives his truck around town, delivering parcels to Panda, Giraffe and Rabbit along the way. Babies will love playing with this truck-shaped board book with working wheels, bright pictures, fingertrails and holes to peep through. An adorable book that little ones will enjoy time and time again.
My friend sleep, Laura Baker; [illustrations], Hannah Peck.
A beautiful and exciting story book for bedtime, helping parents tackle the common issue of night terrors in young children. Journey with the main character through her dreams, alongside her friend Sleep. Greet friendly aliens, ride on a dragons back and meet a scary monster, who turns out to be not-so scary after all. With Sleep by your side, nothing is as terrifying as it seems.
Lowly Worm's 123, Richard Scarry; [written by Lydia Barram, Nicola Carthy and Huck Scarry].
Learning your numbers is as easy as 1,2,3 with Richard Scarry and Lowly Worm! Join Lowly Worm and count your way through this brand-new, fun-packed book!
Lowly Worm's ABC, Richard Scarry; [written by Lydia Barram, Nicola Carthy and Huck Scarry].
Learn your ABC from apple to car with Richard Scarry and Lowly Worm!
The TinyWing fairies, Suzanne Barton.
Always on the lookout for mysteries to solve, and finding new adventures around every corner, the TinyWing Fairies of DappleTree Woods are quite the team! Join them as they head out into the frosty night to investigate the source of a strange noise that is keeping the fairies from sleeping. Whatever can it be?
Find the wolf, Agnese Baruzzi.
Can you find the big bad wolf? Peek through the holes and turn the pages to search for the wolf in the woods. With lots of surprises along the way, will you find him in the end?
The stuff of stars, Marion Dane Bauer; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.
Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was nothing. But then Bang! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us.
Opposites, Rosalind Beardshaw.
There's a lot to see when two young friends take a winter stroll through the countryside.
Baby's first 123, [written by Sally Beets].
This shiny baby book of numbers will help your little one learn to count to 10.
Baby's first Christmas, [written by Sally Beets].
This most festive baby book of first words makes early learning fun by introducing your little one to the magic of Christmas through a snowman, Santa, snowflakes, and more. You and your baby will enjoy reading the words aloud and pointing at the delightful photographs of this Christmas book together.
Baby's first colours, [written by Sally Beets].
You and your baby will enjoy reading the words aloud and pointing at the delightful photographs together. Part of an exciting new series of baby books, Baby's First Colours will build your child's vocabulary as they discover their favourite colours in fun, everyday objects such as a blue boat, a black cat, and a pink raincoat.
Fergus the fire engine, Peter Bently, Sébastien Chebret.
Join Fergus the fire engine as he learns all about becoming an emergency services vehicle at the Whizzy Wheels Academy. The story explores his journey of discovery he learns not just about his purpose but about himself. He must overcome a challenge and learn a valuable lesson encouraging the reader to cheer their hero on as the story unfolds.
Tess the tractor, Peter Bently, Sébastien Chebret.
Join Tess the tractor as she learns all about becoming a farm vehicle at the Whizzy Wheels Academy. The story explores her journey of discovery she learns not just about her purpose but about herself. She must overcome a challenge and learn a valuable lesson encouraging the reader to cheer their hero on as the story unfolds.
In the air, Brian Biggs.
An interactive picture book that introduces early readers to different forms of transportation that can be found in the air.
Little Red Riding Hood, Migy Blanco.
In You Can Tell a Fairy Tal: Red Riding Hood, follow our heroine through the path (which path will you choose?) in the woods. Decide what she has in her basket, what clothes are in grandma's wardrobe and who saves the day at the end!
Busy day, Benedict Blathwayt.
All aboard! The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay! Keep your eyes peeled on the journey - there's lots of added fun! Peek inside the Little Red Train's engine and East Sidings station with fun cut-aways! Can you spot the landmarks, bridges, tunnels and signals along the way? Count all the sheep at Hilltop Farm and…use the map to follow the Little Red Train on his very busy day! You'll never have a dull journey with the "Little Red Train"!
Little Seal, Benedict Blathwayt.
Little Seal lives with his mother on an island with all the other seals. One day, during a big storm, he is swept away from the beach and carried by the tide far away from home. Confused and anxious, Little Seal begins the long journey home, listening out all the time for the call of the other seals.
Mini Rabbit not lost, John Bond.
Mini Rabbit is making a cake. Cake, cake, cake! But he's run out of berries. No berries, no cake. No cake? No way! So off he goes to look for some. He's not cold, not too small. And, no, no, definitely not lost. Or is he?
A name for baby, Lizi Boyd.
When a baby mouse is born, her mother seeks just the right name in the gifts and advice of her neighbours.
Norbert, Joanna Boyle.
Norbert the penguin lives in Antarctica. He dreams of being a big star and singing and dancing for millions of people! One day he leaves his home and makes the long journey to the big city. He works hard and before long he is the most famous penguin the world has ever known! But Norbert is lonely too. Can he go back to his family without giving up the thing he loves to do?
Dear grandma bunny, Dick Bruna.
Miffy's 123, Dick Bruna.
Learn how to count from 1 to 10 and back again with miffy in this fun first-learning book!
Miffy's ABC, Dick Bruna.
Learn the alphabet from a-z with Miffy in this fun first learning book.
Lena's shoes are nervous: a first-day-of-school dilemma, Keith Calabrese and Juana Medina.
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes; and herself, to be brave.
Farm babies, Rod Campbell.
In this title the reader visits all the baby animals on the farm, finally going to see the little fluffy chicks, to find they really are fluffy. There is also an element of counting, as each spread has a higher number of baby animals.
I'm hungry, Rod Campbell.
Sterling, best dog ever, Aidan Cassie.
Sterling the dog has always wanted a home. But no home has ever wanted him. So when Sterling sees a sign on the side of the Butlery Cutlery Company advertising free "shipping to homes around the world," he is determined to become the most terrific fork ever! For what home doesn't need flatware? Sterling is delivered on time and undamaged to the Gilbert family's front door. He is not, however, what they ordered. But he may be exactly what they need. Here is a humorous, heart- tugging picture book about finding a family who wants you just as you are.
ABC shapes, illustrations by Ingela P Arrhenius; [text by Samantha Chagollan].
Beyond circles and squares is a world full of other shapes; from Arches to Zigzags and everything in between! Learn letters and shapes together with this collection of 26 unique and amazing shapes, from deltoids and fleur-de-lis to nonagons and pyramids.
Love is my favourite thing, Emma Chichester Clark.
Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed but really love is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can't help doing slightly naughty things. Will everyone still love Plum then? An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre.
You belong here, written by M.H. Clark; illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault.
The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you. So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals, everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong. A beautiful title for new babies, adoptive families, and children of all ages.
Imagine!, Raül Colón.
When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery that changes how he sees the world ever after.
King Alice, Matthew Cordell.
A young girl wakes her father by informing him that she is King Alice, then draws him and other family members into her imaginative activities, from writing a book to a sleepover with fairies.
The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel, Tracey Corderoy; [illustrated by] Tony Neal.
Bear is ready for a calm, cosy Christmas. Frog is ready for a tinsel-tastic Christmas at the Extravaganza Hotel! Neither is ready for what happens next! A fabulously festive tale about the joys of the unexpected.
Macca's Christmas crackers, Matt Cosgrove.
Christmas is coming and Macca wants to find the perfect present for each of his friends. However, with no money in his piggy bank, he has to make the gifts; a plan that is going to end in a big bang.
Stumpkin, Lucy Ruth Cummins.
Stumpkin is the most handsome pumpkin on the block. He's as orange as a traffic cone! Twice as round as a basketball! He has no bad side! He's perfect choice for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. There's just one problem; Stumpkin has a stump, not a stem. And no one seems to want a stemless jack-o-lantern for their window. As Halloween night approaches, more and more of his fellow pumpkins leave, but poor Stumpkin remains. Will anyone give Stumpkin his chance to shine?
Merry Christmas, Little Elliot, story and pictures by Mike Curato.
Little Elliot the elephant isn't quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn't have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse's path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about – and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration of the season of giving! Perfect for sharing around the holidays.
Carl at the dog show, Alexandra Day.
Carl the rottweiler explores the dog show in which his brother Gamble competes.
Carl's Halloween, Alexandra Day.
Carl and Madeleine dress up in costume and go out on a Halloween adventure.
Carl's snowy afternoon, Alexandra Day.
When her parents leave her with a babysitter, Madeleine sneaks outside to play with Carl, their Rottweiler, on a snowy afternoon.
Carl's summer vacation, Alexandra Day.
Canoeing, picking berries, and playing at the playground are some ways that Madeleine and Carl, a large dog, spend a summer day while they are supposed to be napping.
The pout-pout fish and the can't-sleep blues, Deborah Diesen; pictures by Dan Hanna.
Mr. Fish cannot fall asleep, but with help from his underwater friends, he finds a bedtime routine.
Animal music, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
There's harmony in the air when the animals get together for a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar. Sing and dance along. You've never seen a show like it!
Cave baby, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Emily Gravett.
"A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear"–From publisher. Suggested level: junior.
Charlie Cook's favourite book, Julie Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
There are pirates and ghosts, knights and dragons, crocodiles and aliens all waiting in the pages of Charlie Cook's favourite book.
Goat goes to playgroup, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
One mole digging a hole, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
One mole digging a hole…Can you see who else is helping out in the garden? This book features rhymes teamed with illustrations that is intended for reading aloud and encouraging children to count along.
Rosie's hat, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Anna Currey.
The Gruffalo's child, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
One dark night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist, does he?
The magic paintbrush, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Joel Stewart.
As Shen plays and draws pictures in the sand, a mysterious man gives her a magic paintbrush. She paints, fish, pots and ladders and watches them come to life for the poor people in her village. But when the emperor hears of this, how can Shen outwit his greedy plans?
The snail and the whale, Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The Troll, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by David Roberts.
The Troll longs for a goat - but has to make do with fish for supper instead. Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew are digging for treasure - but it seems they've sailed to the wrong island. Again. Watch the fun unfold as these two worlds collide in a richly inventive, gloriously comic tale from the creators of the highly acclaimed "Tyrannosaurus Drip".
Toddle waddle, written by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Who lives here?: a lift-the-flap book, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler.
Who's that behind the tree? Lift the flaps to find all your favourite characters from the Gruffalo.
Who's on the farm?: a lift-the-flap book, Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks.
Who can you find down on the farm?
Up the mountain, Marianne Dubuc
Every Sunday Mrs Badger walks up the mountain near her house. She knows the name of every animal and every plant on the way and helps everyone in need. One particular Sunday she meets a little cat, Leo, who would like to join her on her journey. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and many more walks up the mountain. What will happen when Mrs Badger is too old to join Leo?
Santa's high-tech Christmas, Mike Dumbleton and [illustrated by] Angela Perrini.
Santa has discovered high-tech gear. With his techno-pad, a soft reclining seat in his sleigh and a rocket pack, he is well prepared to deliver presents for Christmas Day. But as things start to go wrong, Santa needs the help of a young girl so that all the presents get delivered on time.
Grumpy duck, Joyce Dunbar; [illustrated by] Petr Horacek.
Duck is in a grump! The pond is dry, and even worse a little grey cloud is following her around. What can duck's friends do to cheer her up?
Pop!, written by Jason Carter Eaton; illustrated by Matt Rockefeller.
The best part of blowing bubble is popping them, so when one of his bubbles gets away Dewey sets out in pursuit; because every last bubble must pop!
Let's celebrate: developmental images for newborns 0-6 months, Bianca Ebeling; illustrations and cover design, Jacek Cieslinski.
Stimulate your newborn's vision by using black and white pictures. These beautifully designed high-contrast images will captivate your baby and help to develop their eyesight. Create an engaging activity by placing this book in front of your baby during tummy time, nappy changes or opposite them in the car seat.
Let's go outside: developmental images for newborns 0-6 months, Bianca Ebeling; illustrations and cover design, Jacek Cieslinski.
Stimulate your newborn's vision by using black and white pictures. These beautifully designed high-contrast images will captivate your baby and help to develop their eyesight. Create an engaging activity by placing this book in front of your baby during tummy time, nappy changes or opposite them in the car seat.
Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating Christmas cake, Hazel Edwards; illustrated by Deborah Niland.
'There's a hippopotamus on our roof getting ready for Christmas and he's excited just like me!'
Look, there's a hippopotamus in the playground eating cake, Hazel Edwards; illustrated by Deborah Niland.
The little hippo: a children's book inspired by Egyptian art, text by Geraldine Elschner; illustrations by Anja Klauss; [translation by Agathe Joly].
Little Hippo, the blue hippo, lived in Ancient Egypt. He had been sleeping below the ground for days, months, centuries. But one day he woke up in a panic. Everything around him had changed. Only the pyramids remained. "I need to go find my family, my brothers, my friends," thought Little Hippo. And so his journey began.
Every family is different, written by Maureen Eppen; illustrated by Veronica Rooke.
Who's in your family? Some children live with their mum and dad, others live with their grandparents or foster parents. Some live in a big house, others live in a tiny apartment. With captivating illustrations, 'Every Family is Different' celebrates what it means to be part of a family, and reminds us that there's something that's always the same in every family.
Little Robin red vest, Jan Fearnley.
Twenty years on from its original publication, the story of the generous little robin who gave away his prized sweaters in the days before Christmas has been re-illustrated and jacketed. Santa has a special message and gift for the little robin who put others before himself.
Black Rabbit and friends, written and illustrated by Christina G. Ferens.
Through Black Rabbit a child makes first acquaintance with the chaffinch, with Mother quail, fantail, goldfinches, starlings, song thrush, turtle dove pheasant, peacock, Eastern rosella, New Zealand kingfisher, yellowhammer and blackbird.
Collecting sunshine, Rachel Flynn and Tamsin Ainslie.
Mabel and Robert love to collect things on their walks; leaves and stones and seeds and berries. But when they are caught in the rain and can"t take their collection home they have an even better idea. A book for those magical days when a walk to the park is nothing short of an adventure.
Fortunately, unfortunately, Michael Foreman.
When Granny leaves her umbrella behind, Mum asks Milo to take it to her. Along the way, Milo encounters pirates, dinosaurs and aliens as he is swept into a rather unexpected and truly amazing adventure...
Bonnie and Ben rhyme again, Mem Fox and [illustrated by] Judy Horacek.
Join Bonnie and Ben as they rhyme their way through the day until a twinkle, twinkle, little star calls them home.
How to nab a rabbit, Claire Freedman and [illustrated by] Monika Filipina.
For hungry wolves, this book is a winner, It shows you how to catch your dinner. Love bunny pie and rabbit stew? They'll soon become your dream come true. Full of foolproof tips, written by the Big Bad Wolf himself, this book is an essential guide for anyone looking to nab a rabbit. But make sure you keep an eye out for bears, springs with too much hop, and, of course, your own traps.
There's a spider in this book!, written by Claire Freedman; illustrated by Mike Byrne.
There's a spider in this book. Are you brave enough to take a look? Eric the spider can't understand why people scream and run away from him. He only wants to say hello. But Fluffy the cat wants to eat Eric, so he's hiding. It's up to the reader to find Eric on every spread and maybe finally catch a glimpse of him with the surprise lift the flap ending.
How to code a sandcastle, Josh Funk; illustrated by Sara Palacios; foreword by Reshma Saujani.
Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they're going to do it using code.
The doll hospital, Kallie George and Sara Gillingham.
Dr. Pegs and the Nesting Nurses have a very busy day repairing dolls, and even Teddy, at the Doll Hospital.
Balance the birds, Susie Ghahremani.
When birds spot a tree and decide to land and give their tired wings a break, it is up to the reader to help them find the perfect balance on the tree.
Magical pets: a practical guide, Anya Glazer.
If you could have any pet in the universe, what would you choose? A dragon, perhaps, or a three-headed dog? Maybe you'd go for a vampire bunny or two? But choosing is the easy bit because how on earth are you going to look after it?
Watch this!: a book about making shapes, Jane Godwin, Beci Orpin & Hilary Walker.
Can you make a circle with your arms? Or a triangle with your fingers? If we work together, we can make a rectangle, or even a pyramid.We can make lots and lots of shapes just watch this!
What do you wish for?, Jane Godwin, Anna Walker.
All the children in the street are writing down a special Christmas wish. But what is Ruby's wish? What does she wish for at Christmas time? Ruby thinks of all the things that make Christmas special.
Cyril and Pat, Emily Gravett.
Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat; Pat the big, grey, other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a rat! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.
Mine!, pictures by Sharon Rentta; words by Alison Green.
Down in the forest; creak, snap, bump! A pinecone falls to the ground. Good Wolf is thrilled with his new toy until Bad Bird steals it from him. But there's a twist in this tale: with a bit of quick thinking, Wolf not only nabs his pinecone back; he gets a tasty Bad-Bird snack as well!
How to make friends with a ghost, written and illustrated by Rebecca Green.
What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you'll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you.
Toys in space, Mini Grey.
What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed into space that's what! Join our plucky band as they explore the cosmos, and help out one lonely alien along the way.
Supertato: veggies assemble, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.
The Evil Pea is back on the loose and there's anarchy in the supermarket aisles again! Can our caped potato superhero divert disaster? Or is he going to need backup? A funny, fast-moving adventure for fans of Supertato and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.
Night job, Karen Hesse; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
What is it like to work at night, while the rest of the city is asleep? Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse's quietly powerful story of a boy and his father is tenderly brought to life by G. Brian Karas in this luminous tribute to an enduring, everyday sort of love.
Santa Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins.
Grumpy and cold when his forest friends insist he stay awake to celebrate Christmas, Bruce the bear, wearing his long underwear and warm hat, is mistaken for Santa by the youngest forest creatures.
Find Spot at the zoo: a lift-the-flap book, Eric Hill.
Join Spot and his family as they explore the zoo and meet lots of new animals along the way. Going to the zoo is an exciting first experience for toddlers, and Spot is no different; he loves meeting the monkeys, penguins, and tigers!
I love you, Spot, [Eric and Gillian Hill].
Lets you join Spot as he finds the perfect way to say 'I love you!'.
Spot loves his Grandpa, Eric Hill.
Join Spot for this classic story about all the fun things he does with Grandpa. From sledging to watering the garden, they laugh together whatever the weather. This fun, reassuring story makes a great gift and is perfect to share at bedtime.
Spot's new friend, Eric Hill.
Spot is exploring the Outback; will he find someone fun to play with?
Fruit bowl, Mark Hoffmann.
A tomato tries to convince his fellow companions that he belongs in the fruit bowl too, but his efforts prove "fruitless" and will require the authorative voice of Old Man Produce to settle the debate.
Excuse me, Santa!, Dave Hughes & Holly Ife; illustrated by Philip Bunting.
Martha May has marvellous manners, especially at Christmas. She writes very neat cards and gives very thoughtful gifts: and she never forgets to leave yummy snacks for Santa and his reindeer! But what will happen when Santa Claus eats her Great-Aunt Edith's giant pudding?!
Alfie at nursery school, Shirley Hughes.
Alfie loves Nursery School; and so does Annie Rose! She can't wait to go there with him; in fact she's so desperate to join in that she gets Alfie into a very sticky situation. Join Alfie as he navigates playground games and special concerts in this heartwarming book from Shirley Hughes.
Mrs Blackhat, Chloë and Mick Inkpen.
Over the gate at number 8, round the back, through the flap and onto the lap of Mrs Blackhat! Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. From her broom to her hat, all is black apart from her cat. What can she do to fix this problem?
Tessa takes wing, Richard Jackson; pictures by Julie Downing.
While everyone else in the family is sleeping, baby Tessa manages to get out of her crib and plays until the rest of the family begins to awaken.
Giraffe problems, Jory John; illustrated by Lane Smith.
Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes; anything he can think of. But just when he's exhausted his neck-hiding options, a turtle ambles in and tries to help him understand that his neck has a purpose, and looks excellent in a bow tie.
The man with small hair, Jane Jolly, Andrew Joyner.
The man with small hair loves his small hair. He also loves his short pants, zing-a-ding boots and clickety-clackety beads. He cartwheels with joy and bursts into song when he wears them. But the man with small hair is the only person who wears his hair small, and no one else has colourful boots or musical beads either. He decides to hide the things that make him happy in order to blend in with the crowd. Until one day he looks in the mirror and doesn't recognise the man staring back at him. The Man with Small Hair is an uplifting story about self-confidence, bravery and dancing to the beat of your own drum.
The big book of words and pictures, Ole K+nnecke; [translated by Monika Smith].
Introduces basic vocabulary through pictures of items in such categories as household objects, foods, animals, vehicles, games, musical instruments, and circuses.
Eraser, Anna Kang; illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
Eraser is always cleaning up everyone else's mistakes. Except for Ruler and Pencil Sharpener, none of the other school supplies seem to appreciate her.
Fixer the robot, John Kelly.
Every morning, Fixer robot trundles up the hill to help the other robots as they dig and push and drill.
Mummy time, Judith Kerr.
Just taking the little one out for a bit of mummy time.
Hank & Gertie: a pioneer Hansel and Gretel story, written by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Mara Penny.
In this version of the classic tale, two children wander from the wagon train taking them west and find a log cabin made of candy, inhabited by a witch.
The lonely little tree: a New Zealand Christmas story, written by Moya Kirby; illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton.
A tiny tree stands all alone on the edge of a felled forest. Whispering winds swirl, and native birds gather around, bringing gifts of blossoms and berries to adorn the lonely little tree – what a magical sight on this Christmas night.
Dinosaurs go Christmas shopping, Timothy Knapman, [illustrated by] Sarah Warburton.
When a group of unruly dinosaurs threaten to ruin Christmas, one little boy decides to take charge. Will the dinosaurs listen? You bet they will! And after a lot of sorting, cleaning and tidying, it's very clear that this will definitely be the best Christmas ever. Hooray for the dinosaurs!
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?, Timothy Knapman; [illustrated by] Tom Knight.
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Bogey? Every one of you! The Big Bad Bogey is a baddie. He's big, nasty and green and doesn't care whose story he ruins. He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can anyone stop him?
Bigger than you, Hyewon Kyung.
A group of young dinosaurs builds a seesaw and takes turns playing on it until the bossy, big, and terrible Tyrannosaurus interrupts their game in a fit of temper. All ends well, though, when Mom steps in and encourages a peaceful and a productive end to the conflict.
Yikes!: in seven wild adventures, who would you be?, Alison Lester.
"When things go wrong on a Stormy Night at Sea, in the Wild West, under the Big Top, in the Frozen North, in a Transylvanian Castle, beyond the Milky Way, in a Steaming Jungle... who would you be? Choose a character, then turn the page and find out what happens to you and everyone else."–Provided by publisher.
Builders & breakers, Steve Light.
When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness all the noisy, exciting action of a build site in the city where they find builders building, breakers breaking, and a whole host of impressive machines and vehicles hard at work.
Happy birthday, Boris!, Sam Lloyd.
Boris; the orange, hairy and over-enthusiastic little monster, has a birthday! Use the puppet to help Boris blow out the candles on his cake, open his presents and sing Happy Birthday.
Super frozen magic forest, Matty Long.
Super Happy Magic Forest is a prize-winning series for budding fantasy fans. In this latest title, winter is coming; and the residents of the forest do not like it one little bit. The snow is too cold, the ice is too slippery, and the frost is destroying their prize winning gardens. Five brave heroes (a unicorn, a mushroom, a faun, a fairy, and a gnome) must travel to the Frozen North to overthrow the Snow Queen and save the forest. But will they be able to outwit her army of snowmen?
Quiet please, Owen McPhee!, Trudy Ludwig; illustrated by Patrice Barton.
A nonstop talker learns about the power of listening when he comes down with a case of laryngitis.
Waiting for Chicken Smith, David Mackintosh.
As we hang on the words of the narrator, we learn of the legendary Chicken Smith and the beachside town that has been the backdrop to their school-holiday adventures for years. But will Chicken Smith turn up this year? Or will a friendship of a different kind blossom. A story about childhood friendship, the inevitability of change and the magic of anticipation.
Daddy hairdo, Francis Martin; [illustrated by] Claire Powell.
A hilarious story for anyone who has ever had to tangle with a head full of hair! When Amy is born she doesn't have much hair. Not for long! Soon her hair is the stuff of fairy tales; so long she could throw it down a tower to let up a handsome prince. Only, hair this long is also really inconvenient, especially on windy days. So Amy's dad comes up with some innovative solutions, and soon everyone wants one of Daddy's Hairdos!
See monkey, Sophie Masson & [illustrated by] Kathy Creamer.
From morning to night, Monkey loves to play and have fun. And even if his antics can go a bit wrong, he's always endearing! A warm, funny story about the busy day of a toddler and his favourite toy, perfect for sharing.
Katie and the starry night, James Mayhew.
The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? Features five Van Gogh masterpieces: The Starry Night; Noon; Vincent's Chair; Fishing Boats on the Beach; The Olive Grove. James Mayhew created Katie as a way to make art accessible to all children. He has been bringing art to life for over twenty years and is a much-loved author/illustrator with a broad and loyal fanbase.
The sandcastle that Lola built, Megan Maynor; illustrated by Kate Berube.
As Lola builds a sandcastle, she is joined by Frisbee Dude, Little Guy, and Minnesota Girl in a story reminscent of "The House that Jack Built."
The purrfect pawse: a little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful, Avril McDonald; Illustrated by Tatiana Minina.
The Purrfect Pawse uses rhythm, rhyme and repetition to encourage children to take a pause, stretch out and unwind with Catreen the cat. Its beautiful verse brings to life pleasant imagery that connects them with the wonders of nature. The gentle stretching activity is an ideal example of a "daily dose" of emotional well-being that children can effortlessly learn and incorporate into their day. The book also features the enchanting poem "Stars in the Night", in which Wolfgang the wolf takes children on a magical starry journey into their minds to think about all the people, things and places they love, stir them around in a cup and drink them up like hot chocolate. "Stars in the Night" not only warms children's hearts but also helps them get into a powerful, positive state of mind.
Jane Foster's Christmas, [illustrated by] Jane Foster; [written and edited by Joanna McInerney].
From snowmen to stockings, this is a vibrant introduction to the sights of Christmas from leading illustrator and designer Jane Foster.
The station mouse, Meg McLaren.
Maurice is the Station Mouse, and so he must follow The Station Mouse Handbook: Rule 1: A Station Mouse must remain unseen. Rule 2: A Station Mouse must never go out in the daytime. Rule 3: A Station Mouse must never approach the passengers. Now, there's a reason why these rules exist: people do not like mice. And if Maurice breaks the rules, even to help a little boy who has lost something very important, there's going to be a price to pay.
The dinosaur expert, Margaret McNamara; illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her "girls aren't scientists," but Mr. Tiffin sets him straight.
Loretta's gift, Pat Zietlow Miller and Alea Marley.
Loretta tries hard to come up with the perfect gift for her beloved baby cousin, Gabe, but on his first birthday she learns she has already given him something special.
The rabbit, the Dark and the biscuit tin, Nicola O'Byrne.
Rabbit doesn't want to go to bed, so he decides to kidnap The Dark and trap it in a biscuit tin so he can stay up all night long. But The Dark reminds Rabbit of all the good things that he does. What about all the nocturnal animals, he asks and surely you can't have a yummy breakfast of toast and honey and fresh orange juice unless you've been to bed? But the best thing about The Dark, of course, is reading a really good bedtime story.
Walk your dog, words by Elizabeth Stevens Omlor; pictures by Neesha Hudson.
This bouncy day-in-the-life adventure shows what happens when you pair a spunky little girl with a dog who's as stubborn as he is furry.
The garden of hope, Isabel Otter, Katie Rewse.
This enchanting tale tells the story of how one little girl finds courage and purpose as she transforms an overgrown and neglected garden into a place of beauty, love? and ultimately hope.
The taniwha in our backyard, Malcolm Paterson; illustrated by Martin Bailey.
Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whānau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina (who grew up in Malaysia). Exploring the area they learn about ancient taniwha (guardians/monsters), extinct and endangered animals and trees, kaitiakitanga (stewardship) and tūpuna (ancestors), and discover how the area has a Second World War connection. In the creation of their own stories previously unknown taniwha take centre stage!
Shhh! don't wake the baby, illustrated by Scott Pearson.
The baby is asleep and all is well. All is quiet until... Along comes a crowd of rowdy sports fans, paparazzi, politicians and many more.
The kissing hand, Audrey Penn; illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak.
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
The perfect leaf, Andrew Plant.
Inspired by a windy autumn afternoon and two real little girls, The Perfect Leaf takes the simple joy of leaf-kicking and turns it into an extraordinary flight of the imagination.
Best frints at skrool, Antoinette Portis.
On planet Boborp, all the childrinx go to skrool, just like here on planet Earth. Omek and Yelfred are always late, but it's okay because they are always late together, and everyone knows that best frints do everything together. That is, until Yelfred meets Q-B. Omek is good at sharing many things, but he's not so good at sharing his best frint. But with a little understanding and a friendly game of Eyeball in the peedle pit, Omek might find that there's room for just one more best frint after all.
On the first day of first grade, Tish Rabe; pictures by Sarah Jennings.
On the first day of first grade, there will be lots of fun! This is the perfect book to share with a kindergartner getting ready for the step up to "big kid" school! From choosing books to read to building things with clay to performing in a play, there are many exciting firsts to look forward to. Saying good-bye to mom and dad can be hard, but when the school bus pulls up, it"s time for some first-grade fun!
Monster party, The children of Rawa [Community School] with Alison Lester & Jane Godwin.
Monster Party is an explosion of fun and pure joy. Children will love the hilarious, naughty desert monsters who come out of the ground to have a party on Dora Lake. Eating chips and monster cake, they go `galumphing' all over the place with a drum and a bass!
How to scare a ghost, Jean Reagan; illustrated by Lee Wildish.
This humorous new book takes readers through a spooky Halloween. Written in tongue-in-cheek instructional style, two trick-or-treaters give tips for scaring a ghost!
Cement mixer's ABC, Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Ethan Long.
As he works, Cement Mixer makes a little song of all the construction words from A to Z.
Who did that?: a whodunit for children, text and illustrations, Job, Joris and Marieke; translation, Carine Laforest.
A quiet village is terrorized by a mysterious vandal who destroys see-saws, canes, musical instruments, traffic lights, and more.
Wiggly wiggly playtime rhymes, Michael Rosen; illustrated by Chris Riddell.
Wiggle, jiggle and giggle along with this board-book of action rhymes, collected from A Great Big Cuddle. Join a band of mischievous monkeys, tigers, lions, elephants and bears as they tippy-tap, boing-boing, wiggle-wiggle and wave hello, and goodbye!
Sammy Claws: the Christmas cat, Lucy Rowland and [illustrated by] Paula Bowles.
Sammy Claws, Santa's cuddly pet cat, will sleep anywhere and as he sleeps he dreams. Sammy longs to fly with Santa on his sleigh, but when he accidentally causes mayhem in the workshop, it looks like he has lost his chance. That is until, snoozing in a box, Sammy finds himself wrapped up as a Christmas parcel and bundled onto the sleigh with the other presents. How will Sammy escape? And how will he save the presents from two rotten robbers with plans to steal them all away?
The Christmas tree, Axel Scheffler.
It's Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there's one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are no decorations left at all!
Blue, Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the many shades of blue seen during the relationship of a boy and his dog as the boy grows from a baby to an adult.
Crash, splash, or moo!, Bob Shea.
Mr. McMonkey is your host, and your contestants are America's favorite stunt clam, Action Clam and a cow! These unlikely daredevils face off in a zany sequence of challenges; and readers get to guess the outcome of all the wacky stunts. The winner gets a Golden Banana!
Don't eat that, Drew Sheneman.
Gertie is trying to earn a merit badge when she encounters a hungry bear with no idea what he should eat, but helping him is harder than her guidebook makes it seem.
Baby's first baby animals, [written by Dawn Sirett].
This fun baby book of first words will help teach your little one about adorable baby animals. With bright, clear pictures that have a tactile, raised effect, this board book encourages early learning and makes the perfect gift for babies and toddlers.You and your baby will enjoy reading the words aloud and pointing at the delightful photographs together.
Baby's first words, [written by Dawn Sirett].
The cool, high-contrast design of this book will appeal to parents and children alike. Packed with babies' first words, from socks and shoes, to apples and trucks, but packaged with style, this book is just right for design-conscious adults and their information-hungry babies.
Itchy, scritchy, scratchy pants, Steve Smallman; [illustrations by] Elina Ellis.
Five nippy Vikings set out hiking, off on an adventure to find some yeti fluff. As in the chilly weather, no underpants are better, than a pair of knickers knitted from the stuff!
Interrupting chicken and the elephant of surprise, David Ezra Stein.
When Little Red Chicken comes home excited about what she learned in school, she explains to Papa that every story has "an elephant of surprise."
Oskar can..., Britta Teckentrup.
Oskar the raven is back, and this time the young bird is finding out all the things he can do; dig the deepest holes, build the hightest towers, sing the most beautiful songs and kick his ball as high as the sky. There are so many wonderful things Oskar can do.
Stop, go, yes, no!: a story of opposites, Mike Twohy.
A cat stops. The dog goes. Dog says yes! Cat says no. In the vein of Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny, and other classic cartoons, Stop, Go, Yes, No! features an adorably enthusiastic dog and a less-enthusiastic cat on a chase full of silly and exciting turns, with a heartwarming twist.
Walrus in the bathtub, Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Matt Hunt.
When a family finds a walrus in the bathtub of their new house, it's the worst thing ever; or is it?
There's a baddie running through this book, Shelly Unwin, Vivienne To.
Kids, watch out! A baddie is on the loose and only you can catch him. But this baddie is very sneaky. He's going to have you looking for him everywhere: up and down, and around and around, until the very last page!
Storm, Sam Usher.
Despite the stormy weather, a boy and his granddad decide it's the perfect day for kite flying. First they have to find the kite, then their adventure really takes off.
As we grow, Libby Walden; [illustrated by] Richard Jones.
No one knows what lies ahead or who they'll grow to be, It's all a part of growing up; the journey to be me.
Baby's very first slide and see animals, written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Stella Baggott.
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed, as a bush baby peers out from his tree trunk home, some meerkats pop up from their underground burrows and a monkey swings through the trees.
Baby's very first slide and see farm, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Stella Baggott].
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly farm animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as a monkey swings through the trees, a fish changes its spots and more.
That's not my cow: its nose is too rough, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Little children can meet lots of different cows in this book, each with engaging, touchy-feely patches. Follow the simple, repetitive text right to the final page to find out which cow is the right one and don't forget to look out for the little white mouse on every page. Perfect for sharing with babies and toddlers.
That's not my fairy: her dress is too shiny, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my fox–: its ears are too furry, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
Bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness.
That's not my goat–, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.
That's not my hedgehog: its ears are too fluffy, written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations specially designed for babies and toddlers. Small children can meet a range of friendly hedgehogs, and by using their sense of touch, work out which hedgehog is theirs. Don't forget to spot the little white mouse that's hiding on each page!
That's not my monster–: its nose is too bobbly, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
That's not my owl: its beak is too shiny, Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells.
Babies and toddlers love sharing books with an adult. In this book, they are introduced to eight wise owls. It helps them develop vital pre-reading and sensory skills.
That's not my piglet–: its nose is too fuzzy, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold approximately ten million titles world-wide. Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures on the pandas. Which bits of the piglet are soft, fluffy, rough or fuzzy? Rachel Well's colourful illustrations, along with the familiar mouse, the repetitive text and the tactile touchy-feely patches have never- ending appeal will delight babies and toddlers. The textural patches and the descriptive words are specially chosen to develop babies' and toddlers' sensory and language development.
That's not my reindeer, [written by Fiona Watt; illustrated by Rachel Wells].
A baby and pre-school classic with an appeal of Rachel Wells' illustrations. It provides opportunity to touch a variety of textures. It helps develop sensory awareness.
Beware the deep, dark forest, Sue Whiting; Annie White.
Rosie warned Tinky, the puppy, not to go into the forest as it was a place full of fearful things! When Tinky did go in, Rosie had to go after him and rescue him. She found some very scary things and the most terrifying of all was facing a troll! But Rosie was brave and Tinky was rescued!
What's for lunch, Papa Penguin?, Jo Williamson.
Papa Penguin and Pippin run the best café in the Antarctic, serving fish for breakfast, fish for lunch, fish for dinner, and even fish ice cream! Everyone loves fish. Or do they?
Five little pumpkins came back, Dan Yaccarino.
Five little pumpkins return to town, where they play with ghosts upon a hill.
Presto and Zesto in Limboland, story by Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak; pictures by Maurice Sendak; afterword by Arthur Yorinks.
When Presto and Zesto wander into the alternate universe of Limboland, they must find their way home.
A unicorn named Sparkle's first Christmas, Amy Young.
As Christmas approaches, Lucy is excited about the tree, cookies, stockings, and especially presents but, despite her urging and example, Sparkle is not interested in buying gifts for Lucy.
Dinosaurs rock: 5 rockin' prehistoric songs!, Beau Young & Shelley Craft; illustrated by Susy Boyer.
Travel back in time and join singer/songwriter Beau Young and television's Shelley Craft on a dinosaur adventure that is out of this world!

Younger Fiction

Disney's Mickey & Minnie storybook collection.,
Celebrate the wonderful world of Disney with Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the gang. Camp out under the stars with Mickey; visit the county fair with Donald; go on a scavenger hunt with Minnie; fly a kite with Goofy; and more! With nine brand new stories, this collection is sure to keep you laughing for hours!
Mac undercover, Mac Barnett; illustrated by Mike Lowery.
One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent; with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.
Flying rabbits, singing squirrels: and other bedtime stories, written by Melanie von Bismarck; illustrated by Axel Scheffler; translated by David Henry Wilson.
A fantastically funny collection of wonderfully original bedtime stories, perfect for reading together.
Stories of the night, Kitty Crowther; interpreted by Sam McCullen; translated by Julia Marshall; edited by Penelope Todd.
First, Little Bear hears the story of the Night Guardian, who lives in the woods and makes sure all animals go to bed. But who tells the Night Guardian when it's bedtime? The second story is about the brave girl Zhara who seeks the forest's most delicious blackberries. In the third we meet Bo, the little man with the big overcoat, who finds it hard to sleep. Finally, Little Bear falls asleep, and there in bed beside her are her new storybook friends.
Peter Pan, retold in rhyme by Caryl Hart; illustrated by Sarah Warburton; original story by J. M. Barrie.
When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?
Spy penguins, Sam Hay; illustrated by Marek Jagucki.
Young penguins Jackson, also known as Secret Agent 00Zero, and his inventor-friend, Quigley, investigate who is stealing rare fish from the Rookeryville aquarium, hoping to prove themselves to the Frosty Bureau of Investigation.
Houndsley and Catina: through the seasons, James Howe; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay.
Funny, friendly, and just right for emerging readers, the world of Houndsley and Catina is the perfect place to escape to at any time of year. Whether they're watching fireflies, canoing through the water, cheering each other up, or savoring the first snow of winter, these best buds will delight new readers and encourage them to keep turning the pages.
Dear professor whale, Megumi Iwasa; illustrations by Jun Takabatake; translated by Cathy Hirano; edited by Jolisa Gracewood.
Professor Whale is the only whale left at Whale Point. He thinks often of the old days when his friends were all around and they competed at the Whale Point Olympics. One day, he gets a letter from Wally. The young whale has heard about the great big enormous whale who won gold for his spectactular spouting. What if there could be a new Olympics with the sea full of whales again!
Edison: the mystery of the missing mouse treasure, Torben Kuhlmann; translated by David Henry Wilson.
When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure; the truth turns out to be far more amazing.
Fergus and Zeke at the science fair, Kate Messner; illustrated by Heather Ross.
Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's classroom, and they do everything the students do; listening at storytime, painting masterpieces during art class, and keeping their own special journals. But when it's time for the school science fair, the mice aren't sure just how to get involved. Lucy wants to time them as they run through a maze, but they want to do an experiment, not be an experiment. Then Zeke comes up with a great idea: since Lucy is training animals for her experiment, maybe he and Fergus can do the same thing! Unfortunately, the only animals available are the students themselves. Can Fergus and Zeke turn the tables and train Lucy in time for the science fair?
Poppy field, Michael Morpurgo; illustrated by Michael Foreman.
A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story that explains the meaning behind the poppy.In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways it is their history as much as any nation's. They remember. They grieve. They honour the past. This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that explains the history that inspired the story.
Isadora Moon makes winter magic, Harriet Muncaster.
Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. Isadora loves playing in the snow, especially when her creations come to life! But snow magic can't last forever. Will she be able to save her new friends before they melt away?
First prize for the worst witch, Jill Murphy.
Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is in the last term of Fourth Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all?
Winnie and Wilbur: the Santa surprise, [Laura Owen; illustrated by Korky Paul].
As they get ready for Christmas Winnie and Wilbur go an epic quest to make sure Santa gets a present, too. A brand new story with stylish limited palette illustrations, this is the perfect Christmas read for Winnie and Wilbur fans who are ready to move on to a longer story.
Captain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space (and the subsequent assault of the equally evil lunchroom zombie nerds): the third epic novel, Dav Pilkey with color by Jose Garibaldi.
Only Captain Underpants can stop the three evil space aliens who have invaded Jerome Horwitz Elementary School and turned everyone into lunchroom zombie nerds.
The monster detector, story by Ellen Potter; art by Felicita Sala.
Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.
The legend of Kevin, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
Kevin the flying pony blows in on a magical storm and, doof!, crashes into the balcony outside Max's flat. As the storm waters rise and the town is besieged with creatures, Max and Kevin set about putting things right. With Max's quick thinking and a constant supply of biscuits for Kevin, there's nothing this heroic duo can't achieve!
Uncle Gobb and the plot plot, Michael Rosen; [illustrated by] Neal Layton.
This time, there is a plot. That's the plot of the story. Or is it? The plot of the story could also be that Uncle Gobb has an evil plot. And his plot is about a plot. A plot of land. Are you following? Good! The plot of land is behind Malcolm's school and it is where Uncle Gobb wants to set up his own rival Dread Shed School of Facts. Oh no! Malcolm is going to need to come up with his own plot to stop Uncle Gobb's plot. So maybe that, in fact, is the actual plot of this story. You'll just have to read this book to find out!
Into the jungle: stories for Mowgli, Katherine Rundell; illustrated by Kristjana S Williams.
Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling's best-loved characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, first published by Macmillan in 1894, is one of the most enduring books of children's literature, delighting generations of children. Katherine Rundell has taken this as the basis of her new and enchanting tale, sharing the early years of favourite characters and informing the creatures they become in Kipling's classic, with stories about family and friendship, loyalty and jungle law, and a final battle which will decide the future of the forest.
Speed birds, Alan Snow.
When a young crow witnesses the breath-taking speed of the world's fastest bird, the peregrine falcon, he is entranced and dreams travelling just as fast. Fuelled by his imagination and self belief, he works with his fellow crows to build an incredible car, the Speed Bird, and attempts to go faster than any bird has gone before. An inspirational story about working as a team and pursuing your dreams; which also contains easily accessible information about how cars work. Perfect for young readers and can be enjoyed by car enthusiasts of all ages.
The guardian of the realm: the eleventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton; [illustrations by Silvia Bigolin [and four others]; translated by Julia Heim].
Geronimo is in the Kingdom of Fantasy for training on the "Balanced Path" when he learns that Queen Blossom has had a beautiful baby girl, Winglet, and that the baby princess has been kidnapped; and it is up to the brave mouse as Guardian of the Realm to discover who has taken Winglet, and return her to her distraught parents.
The cloud castle, Thea Stilton; [illustrations by Danilo Barozzi [and 4 others]; translated by Emily Clement].
Thea Stilton and her sisters travel to the magical land of clouds to discover why the clouds are disappearing.
Arthur and the golden rope, Joe Todd-Stanton.
Follow the epic journey of Brownstone"s earliest ancestor, Arthur, and travel back to the age of the Vikings where this bookish young adventurer must find the courage to save his village and defeat the mighty beast Fenrir.