Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia's daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead…. Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous The second book in a joyful new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff. Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day - and first of all they're going horse-trading! But with their noble steed Horsey safely acquired, it's not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more? Daisy is SO excited!
My skin goes up and down like the waves. My mind goes in and out like the sea.
They say I've always got my mouth open, that I ask too many questions. But what's wrong with that? Billy's got a lot on his mind - that he'd rather not think or talk about. So he watches David Attenborough, because Sir David's asked all the questions and got all the answers, and swims in the sea, just letting his mind drift. So when new boy and nature fan Patrick Green starts at school with 'fingers like steel, strength of a bear' and a mackerel swims up to Billy's face, blows bubbles into his Vista Clear mask goggles and says: You must read this.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut?
What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing. Princess Harriet Hamsterbone does not like sitting around at home. So when her pal Prince Wilbur needs help finding a stolen hydra egg, Harriet happily takes up the quest.
The third book in the award-winning comic hybrid Hamster Princess series will make you look at rodents, royalty, and fairy tales in a whole new light. Ben Pole is on the run from his arch-enemy Monty Grabbe when he discovers a forest with rope swings, water slides, Herbert the wombat, and best of all King Coo. Cow-pat-a-pults and Slug Pulp to the ready! Monty and his gang have a dastardly plan, and Ben and Coo need to come up with their best invention yet We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.
After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages as she likes to think of the letters to the villagers.
But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous. Mango and Bambang reach for the stars in the fourth book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl and a tapir, described by The Sunday Times as having "real charm. But when disaster strikes, Bambang is the true star of the show.
Superstar Tapir is Book Four in this delightful series for younger readers. When Mikey's dad died, something in Mikey died too. He loved his old man and he never stopped dreaming that one day his dad would land the role of a lifetime, prove them all wrong, and rock back up to the estate in the flashiest car anyone had ever seen. Now there's just numbness, and not caring, and really, really stupid decisions. He says the worst of it is that he can't even remember his dad's voice any more. Eventually Mikey's best mate can't bear it any more, and so he sets out to give Mikey the memories - and his dad's voice - back.
Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook. Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe.
With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbit-kind has ever known. When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Everyone has a super secret - or two - and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry.
If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him…. In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.
All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan the man, not the dog launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover--from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.
Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time. The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children.
Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth.
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It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog. It's only Prez who thinks otherwise. But Prez soon finds himself having to defend the family from the chaos and danger unleashed by Sputnik, as household items come to life - like a TV remote that fast-forwards people: It turns out that Sputnik is writing a guidebook to Earth called Ten Things Worth Doing on Earth, and he takes Prez on a journey to discover just those ten things. Each adventure seems to take Prez nearer to the heart of the family he is being fostered by.
But they also take him closer to the day that he is due to leave them forever This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world!
When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town.
But the witch, Xan, is kind and gentle. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks Luna's magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule-but Xan is far away.
Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her - even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment.
Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke and Neil Gaiman.
John Drawbridge has moved to Widemoat Castle to learn to become a knight. And there is a LOT to learn How to charge with a lance on horseback without falling off. Why the spiral staircases always go up in a clockwise direction. How to defend the castle against invading parties.
Why the plates served at banquets are made of stale bread and why you shouldn't eat them And much, MUCH more. So it's no wonder that John decides to keep a diary even if it is only an imaginary one Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria.
Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry.
Yet no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them - until they have no other choice than to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether. But where do you go when you can't go home? Can you spot the graceful ballerina as she pirouettes across ten beautiful ballets?
This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet. Kids are asked to spot key characters from ten classic ballets, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, and Coppelia. First they read a snappy synopsis of the story and then a simple, illustrated narrative takes them through key scenes and introduces them to the main characters. Next they explore the wonderfully detailed illustrations as they search for the elusive ballerina and key characters in each busy scene.
The character-spotting element is an innovative way to capture ballets' timeless appeal, and the wonderfully detailed artwork brings each ballet to life. Samantha and Jake have one and a half days to find and free the golden dragon, Drasine, from her deadly captor and turn her over to the murderous leader of the Lesser smugglers, or Jake will be killed. Forced to fight in a Death Match against deranged Lessers, Sam and Jake learn that the secret mentor of Gorgon, the Evil One, is behind everything, and that one of them may have to die to save the other….
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Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help.
After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too? Have you ever thought there was something a little unusual about one of your teachers?
Zazie confides in her beloved new diary that Mr Fleder — with his pale skin and blood-red lips — simply has to be a vampire! Funny, wacky and truly original, How to Get Rid of a Vampire Using Ketchup, Garlic Cloves and a Bit of Imagination is as entertaining and unique as its brave, mischievous and loveable heroine. To the flowers, the rug—Oh, no! Hopeless Heroes is a fun-filled series about Greek mythology, adventure and what it means to be a hero. Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline.
There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what forty years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his London hospital, to those he treats in the more extreme circumstances of his work abroad, Henry faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering.
Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for both patients and for those who love them.
In this searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, the bestselling author of Do No Harm finds new purpose in his own life as he approaches the end of his professional career, and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end. One family, three sisters. And Mia, the mess in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends - not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers.
When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control - boozing, boys and bad behaviour - and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.
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Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is the sweeping coming-of-age adventure of a mixed race boy transported to North America. Born from a street liaison between a poor young woman and an African soldier in the s, Beck is soon orphaned and sent to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. Shipped to work on a farm, his escape takes him across the continent in a search for belonging.
Enduring abuse and many hardships, Beck has times of comfort and encouragement, eventually finding Grace, the woman with whom he can finally forge his life and shape his destiny as a young man. A picaresque novel set during the Depression as experienced by a young black man, it depicts great pain but has an uplifting and inspiring conclusion. Judith Tremayne is missing. She hasn't been online, nobody has heard from her. She simply appears to have vanished, until Abbie Kerr, a school nobody, receives a message: Suddenly everyone knows Abbie's name. The mean girls and the misfits alike are obsessed with Jude's disappearance.
Abbie finds herself at the centre of a whirlwind of rumours, secrets and lies. Why would popular, fun Jude be messaging loner, loser Abbie? Why would Jude disappear? Can Abbie bring her home? Award-winning author Cathy MacPhail authentically captures the voice and lives of teens -- desperate to be seen, bombarded with online harassment yet obsessed with living their lives on social media. This tense thriller is packed with MacPhail's trademark sharp dialogue and a series of sensational twists.
Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play a part. The cover of this first story will remain under wraps until a later date, but it can be revealed that the book is set ten years before The Golden Compass and centers on the much-loved character Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon.
Philip Pullman offers these tantalizing details: This volume and the next will cover two parts of Lyra's life: As for the third and final part, my lips are sealed. A stunning blend of action-packed science fiction and love against the odds. Noemi is a young and fearless soldier of Genesis, a colony planet of a dying Earth. But the citizens of Genesis are rising up - they know that Earth's settlers will only destroy this planet the way they destroyed their own.
A Shark in the Park -- a wonderful book for young children with an important lesson about fighting your fears. I like how Mark Watson uses rhyme to tell this story; this is one of my very favorite methods of writing for young children. The vocabularies of young kids will also be enhanced as they turn the pages and read the story. I should add that the illustrations by Pablo Michau are absolutely excellent; they enhance the book quite a bit! I can only imagine what it must have been like for Michael to tell his teacher in school that his homework was eaten by a shark in a park! I only wish I had such wonderful books when I was a kid!
Please, Mark and Pablo, give us more of your superlative books for young children! After their first collaboration the two men have committed to working exclusively on children's book. We, the readers, are the winners. Their shared sense of creativity and sensitivity as well as a natural sense of what will entertain a child and provide some important character building blocks is not only evident here- it shines!
The story shares the morning walk of Michael on his way to school, stopping by the park on his way where he notes something terrifying: How can this be? These terrible beasts live in the sea. Michael jumps n a roundabout to escape the advancing shark, but the shark undermines him and surfaces, tossing Michael and his schoolbag in the air and chomping Michael's homework materials in this vicious teeth.
Michael runs after the departing school bus and the shark sinks out of sight. Daily Michael battles the shark in the park until one night, armed with his dad's helmet and fishing pole he casts for the shark, and reels him out of the ground and into his gold fish bowl. Bobbing around on the mantelpiece between some books and a picture frame.
This is pure delight on every level - the rhyming verse is sophisticated in style yet accessible to children, the story is fun to read, and the illustrations more than enhance the story - they complete it. Mark and Pablo have a very strong career in store. This new, beautifully illustrated children's shark book is available in paperback and digital versions. He's managed to avoid them for years but now they have a trace. They taught him everything he knows That means it's time for Blake to up his game. This dip-in book offers jaw-dropping historical facts for every day of the year.
From the shortest ever war to the first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, it's packed with fascinating nuggets of information. Written by acclaimed historian Dan Snow, this book shows how every single day can offer an unexpected insight into our past and how together these stories provide a powerful and compelling human history of our world. You can also learn about why Julius Caesar should have been wary of the Ides of March; why a women's march in set off the Russian Revolution; and why Britain went to bed on 2 September and woke up on the 14th in Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler's Pip and Posy books are hugely popular with toddlers.
They follow the two friends as they enjoy a number of first experiences.
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Pip wears a scary monster mask and gives Posy a fright; Pip makes friends with Zac and Posy gets jealous; and Posy can't get to sleep without her beloved Froggy toy. All of these gentle stories offer solutions to these common issues and provide happy endings. With bright and bold artwork and stories inspired by Axel's experiences with his own children, these are essential reads for toddlers and their parents. This collection now includes a wintry story about Pip and Posy playing in the snow!
Rachel Abbott's latest psychological thriller is an addictively dark page-turner that asks who will believe a victim's story when the only witness is dead Cleo should be happy that her brother Mark has found a new partner following the sudden death of his first wife, But something about Evie just doesn't feel right.
She keeps having accidents at home and her friends are growing concerned that Mark may be responsible Meanwhile, Sergeant Stephanie King has been called out to a clifftop house to investigate two bodies found entangles on blood-drenched streets. As the accused stands trial, the jury must consider if there is ever a proper defence for murder This easy-to-follow user guide teaches you everything you need to know about Fortnite - from gameplay basics to must-know building techniques and advanced hints and tricks.
It also includes safety tips and a parents' guide. Intelligent, witty and thoroughly original , Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries effortlessly combine powerful prose and gripping suspense There's a body in a Battersea bathroom; a duke refusing to co-operate with a murder investigation; and a serious case of foul play in the mysterious Mrs Forrest's Mayfair flat Peter Wimsey has ample opportunity to demonstrate his unique detection skills in these delightfully gore-free crime novels.
Joseph Trivelli, the co-head chef of the widely acclaimed River Cafe , reveals how to make hearty, comforting and delicious Italian food in this glorious cookbook. From childhood favourites to inventive creations, there are recipes to try and they range from quick midweek suppers to family feasts. The recipes have a focus on fewer ingredients and there are chapters on pasta, fish, meat, vegetables and baked dishes that can all be cooked with ease. Absolute Proof Hardback Peter James.
As Hunter ponders what it would take to prove the existence of God and the consequences of such a finding, he finds himself drawn into a web of deceit that mixes the false faith of a billionaire evangelist with the life's work of a famous atheist. It's also a discovery that may put the credibility of all the world's religions under threat. However, there are people determined to stop Hunter revealing his findings - by any means necessary Peter James' thought-provoking novel combines the mystery of a Dan Brown novel with the wit and intelligence of the author's own bestselling Roy Grace series.
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