Donaldson & Axel Scheffler: The Gruffalo and Friends Advent
Calendar Book Collection
2nd September 2021
down to Christmas with this advent calendar collection of twenty-four
mini activity, song and rhyme books, based on the bestselling picture
books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
a book every day with this fantastic festive collection, including
colouring, drawing and activity books based on the family-favourite
picture books, The
Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and
more. Plus lots of family fun with songs and rhymes to enjoy together,
including The Gruffalo Song.
twenty-four mini books collected together in a beautiful hardback
presentation case with tie ribbon, The
Gruffalo and Friends Advent Calendar Book Collection is
perfect for sharing together every day of advent.
tale of Lily has elements from just about every classic children's
story that involves animals, plus a good dose of tension and fantasy
thrills that make this a modern-day classic and a "must read" - the
animal characters are reminiscent of those in Wind in the Willows, but
this time, they can communicate with Lily, and the results are
humorous, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. I cannot remember enjoying a
brand new children's adventure story quite as much as this...
K Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Minalima Edition
26th October 2021
to be dazzled by this new edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,
designed and illustrated by MinaLima. With over 150 full-colour
illustrations and eight exclusive, interactive paper-engineered
elements, readers can travel via the Floo Network, encounter the
Whomping Willow, reveal the spiral staircase to Dumbledore's office and
even pull Mandrakes from their pots!
spectacular edition is the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all
ages, a wonderful addition to any collector's bookshelf and an
enchanting way to introduce this beloved series to a new generation of
K Rowling: The Christmas Pig
12th October 2021
boy and his toy are about to change everything...
loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him,
through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve, something terrible
happens - DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and
lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And
Jack's newest toy - the Christmas Pig (DP's annoying replacement) - has
a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek
something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known...
heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his
most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the
whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world's greatest
A gorgeously gifty hardback, with full-colour
jacket and featuring 9 black and white spreads and decorative inside
art from renowned illustrator, Jim Field.
Fletcher: The Christmasaurus and the Naught List
14th October 2021
Christmasaurus is back! Get ready for the magical NEW festive adventure
from bestselling author, Tom Fletcher!
You know about the Naughty and Nice List, right? Santa's top-secret
tracker that he ALWAYS checks twice? Well,
this year, the
on a mission to track down children who have found themselves on the
Naughty List to help them put wrongs to rights, naughty
is a story about mischievous kids learning the error of their ways, but
it's also about sharing the true
spirit of Christmas and
realising that sometimes things aren't quite as they first appear...
magic and gleeful silliness' - The
'Genius' - The
readers will love reading this charming, heart-warming book aloud' - The
Riordan: Daughter of the Deep
5th October 2021
Rick Riordan, the bestselling author of PERCY JACKSON, comes a
brand-new adventure, inspired by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high
school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors,
navigators, and underwater explorers in the world.
parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the
only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student
the end of her freshman year, her class will be sent on a top secret
weekend trial at sea. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed.
her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the
ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will
change the trajectory of their lives...
But wait, there's more!
professor accompanying them informs Ana that they and their rival
school, Land Institute, have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and
now the heat is on and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food.
a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and
astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership
skills to the test for the first time.
Rick Riordan's trademark humour, fast-paced action, and wide cast of
characters are on full display in this undersea adventure.
Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 180 million copies of his books
Who Annual 2022
2nd September 2021
official annual, and the must-have gift for Doctor Who fans of
I'm the Doctor, and this is my book.
it isn't like other books, because I'm going to tell you what happens
at the end first - I escape! From space prison!
eh? But while I was locked up I kept a diary, and you can read some of
it in the pages that follow - along with loads of top-secret
intelligence reports from my friends (and even some enemies). Enjoy!
ultimate guide to all things Doctor Who - from
the Doctor herself whilst she's locked up in space prison!
packed with activities, puzzles, stories and all your favourite
characters from series new and old, your journey through time and space
starts right here.
30th September 2021
bestselling Frostheart trilogy concludes in this epic story of bravery,
loyalty and friendship.
faces his greatest challenge yet as the evil Wraith leader Shaard
unleashes the dreaded Devourer from its centuries-long imprisonment.
Only by uniting can the peoples of the Snow Sea hope to stand against
the monster's wrath, but as the Devourer targets the stronghold of
Aurora, the tribes remain as divided as ever.
a last desperate move, Ash and the crew of the Frostheart journey to
the yeti lands, where humans are forbidden, in search for the truth
about the Devourer's origins, and the one weakness that may prove its
T Smith: Mr Penguin and the Tomb of Doom
by 2nd September 2021
the internationally bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no
other: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this series
from Alex T. Smith.
Mr Penguin and his trusty sidekick Colin (the spider) as they head into
the desert! When their good friend Edith is kidnapped, they're on their
most important mission yet. Can they survive a perilous train journey
to the great pyramids? Will Mr Penguin complete the three impossible
tasks - and get home in time for a fish finger sandwich ...?
out in the fourth Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour,
mystery and adventure.
illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design.
Larwood: Uki and the Ghost Burrow
7th October 2021
author and winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, this is the sixth
adventure set in the world of Podkin One-Ear.
capturing Charice, there is only one spirit left for Uki to find:
Mortix, the most dangerous of all. With his friends Jori, Cole and
Kree, Uki heads to Eisenfell - the greatest city in Hulstland - only to
find that Mortix has taken control of Emperor Ash and is plotting to
conquer the whole Five Realms with her terrifying army.
must dodge the Endwatch, the Shrikes, Clan Septys and the guards and
find a way to complete his quest before all is lost.
of my sons very favourite authors.' Romesh
jolly good fun . . . expect sequels to breed like . . . well, rabbits.' SFX on The
Legend of Podkin One-Ear
Hickes: The Bewitching of Aveline Jones
7th October 2021
on your torches and join Aveline Jones! Aveline is thrilled when she
discovers that the holiday cottage her mum has rented for the summer is
beside a stone circle. Thousands of years old, the local villagers
refer to the ancient structure as the Witch Stones, and Aveline cannot
wait to learn more about them. Then Aveline meets Hazel. Impossibly
cool, mysterious yet friendly, Aveline soon falls under Hazel's spell.
In fact, Hazel is quite unlike anyone Aveline has ever met before, but
she can't work out why. Will Aveline discover the truth about Hazel,
before it's too late? The second in a deliciously spine-tingling,
spooky series, where mysteries are always solved, spirits are always
laid to rest, and everybody gets to bed on time.
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