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  • Green Rising

    Lauren James

    Set in a near-future world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, Lauren James's novel is a gripping, witty and romantic call to arms.

    Gabrielle is a climate-change activist who shoots to fame when she becomes the first teenager to display a supernatural ability to grow plants from her skin. Hester is the millionaire daughter of an oil tycoon and the face of the family business. Theo comes from a long line of fishermen, but his parents are struggling to make ends meet.

    On the face of it, the three have very little in common. Yet when Hester and Theo join Gabrielle and legions of other teenagers around the world in developing the strange new "Greenfingers" power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they'll need to learn to work together. But in a time of widespread corruption and greed, there are plenty of profit-hungry organizations who want to use the Greenfingers for their own ends. And not everyone would like to see the Earth saved...

    As they navigate first love and family expectations, can the three teenagers pull off the ultimate heist and bring about a green rising?


    "Lauren James is a genius." SFX Magazine

    "Lauren James isn't just headed for the stars - she's already there." Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

  • Moose's Book Bus

    Inga Moore

    An homage to storytime, libraries and books by Inga Moore, one of the most acclaimed children's book makers working today.

    Moose is the most fantastic storyteller. Every night, he sits with his family around the fire and tells an enchanting story. But, one evening, Moose can't think of a single tale he hasn't told before! What he needs is a book of stories. What he needs is a library... With help from his family and friends in the woods, Moose recycles an abandoned bus from the junkyard into a book bus for his entire community to enjoy.

    In this heart-warming companion title to A House in the Woods, beloved picture book maker Inga Moore tells a story that celebrates the joy of reading aloud and sharing stories, and the power that libraries have to bring communities together.

  • Discover eight funny animals in this bright, bold and graphic board book for little babies!

    Baby Elephant loves to wash. Splish splosh! Baby Turtle loves going for walks. Stomp stomp! Baby Cat loves lots of cuddles. Miaow! And what does a baby like YOU love to do? With bold shapes and colours, interactive read-aloud sounds and a surprise novelty mirror on the last page, this stylish board book is the perfect gift for a new arrival, and a fantastic addition to a toddler's first library.

  • Discover eight friendly vehicles in this bright, bold transport board book for little babies!

    Hop aboard the baby bus! Beep beep. Hop aboard the baby boat! Splish splash. Hop aboard the baby plane! Neeeooom. Now on we go, we're following you - no one drives better than a baby like you. With bold shapes and colours, interactive read-aloud sounds and a surprise novelty mirror on the last page, this stylish board book is the perfect gift for a new arrival, and a fantastic addition to a toddler's first library.

  • Ergo

    Alexis Deacon

    From award-winning picture book makers Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz comes an enlightening new story about discovering the world - and your place in it.

    For budding philosophers of all ages, this is the uplifting story of Ergo the chick. Ergo wakes up and sets about exploring her world. She discovers her toes. She discovers her wings and her beak. She has discovered EVERYTHING! But then she considers the wall. And something outside the wall goes BUMP. What could it be? The only way to find out is to peck peck peck through to the other side...

    This is an inspiring story told with heaps of humour. Like its predecessor, I Am Henry Finch, Ergo is a book for everyone - from the very young to the very old. It is for dreamers, philosophers, artists, the foolish and the enlightened. A profound picture book experience told with simplicity and style.

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  • Following on from My First Cook Book, the 2019 winner of "The Great British Bake Off" goes GREEN in his next collection of recipes for young chefs to eat well, feel good and protect the planet.

    With over 40 plant-based recipes for yummy meals, savoury snacks, tasty treats and showstopper puds, this book is a visual feast for readers who care about the food on their plate. Featuring easy to follow, boldly illustrated step-by-step instructions, this collection of deliciously healthy recipes isworthy of any Bake Off enthusiast.

  • A counting story that goes wrong when one hungry little T-Rex can't help himself from gobbling up the other dinosaurs!

    Let's count dinosaurs! Rex the T-Rex is 1. Add Patty the Diplodocus, that's 2. And here's comes Brian the Anklyosaurus to make 3. But wait, where's Brian gone? Rex? Rex! You didn't EAT him, did you? Oh NAUGHTY Rex! The truth is, you just CAN'T count on dinosaurs.

    In this counting book with a difference, Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick bring prehistoric chaos and trouble-making dinosaurs to every page for a truly fun, interactive way to learn how to count to 10.

  • Starting school can be a great adventure, but it can make you feel a bit nervous too.

    What will school be like? What will we do there? What if I miss Mummy? Do I have to go?
    Jane Porter answers all of these questions and more in this warm, witty and reassuring book for young children that explores everything they'll need to know before starting school. Marley, Maya, Theo, Akiko, Ella and Zakir are all getting ready to start school. Why not come along with them and see what it's like? Illustrated with charming characters by Carolina Rabei, this is the perfect introduction to joining a new class.

  • A first book of jobs that challenges stereotypes with its positive and inclusive message.
    The important message in this first book of jobs is that children can be whatever they want to be when they grow up. With a variety of jobs and a diverse cast of characters, this book is an excellent way to start conversations with young children about their futures. The bold, graphic illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Melanie Walsh, along with simple vocabulary, bring each profession to life.

  • Maya and Cat

    Caroline Magerl

    Where does Cat live, and who can lead the way there? A lyrical, charmingly offbeat tale about wanderlust and family, rescue and finding home.

    On a roof, as wet as a seal, as gray as a puddle, Cat was rumbling, a rumbly purr.

    What will lure Cat down? Feather boas? Pretty pink shoelaces? A boatful of fish under a tiny tin sail? Maya finally succeeds, only to watch Cat jump on the roof again, above a thousand lit windows, one of which must be Cat's own. As the rain keeps coming down, how can Maya help Cat find its home? With whimsical watercolors both fluid and full of expression, Caroline Magerl portrays a child on a mission and an adventurous cat who keeps its mysteries as quiet as its paws in a story that follows a kindly impulse to an unexpected conclusion.

  • Jabari Tries

    Gaia Cornwall

    Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.

    Jabari is making a flying machine in his backyard! "It'll be easy. I don't need any help," he declares. But it doesn't work! Jabari is frustrated. Good thing Dad is there for a pep talk and his little sister, Nika, is there to assist, fairy wings and all. With the endearing father-child dynamic of Jabari Jumps and engaging mixed-media illustrations, Gaia Cornwall's tale shows that through perseverance and flexibility, an inventive thought can become a brilliant reality.

  • A vibrant celebration of things that go, with a lively text from author Moira Butterfield and pictures from debut-talent Bryony Clarkson.

    Come and hitch a ride in vehicles of every shape and size - from family cars to double-decker buses, chugging tractors to speedy supercars, and gigantic monster-trucks to noisy fire engines. With bounce-along rhythms and fascinating facts from author Moira Butterfield, and bright, lively pictures by rising star Bryony Clarkson, any single reading of My Big Book of Transport is sure to result in a victory lap or two!

  • Get ready to move! Everyone is invited as Bear, Moose, and a medley of forest animals join in an impromptu dance - each in their own way.

    "I like your moves. But I'm not like you. So I'll just do what I can do." Some like to kick their feet and bend their knees to the music. Others prefer to slip and slide ... or swoop down ... or skip high and low! Whatever their style, children will be captured by David Martin's buoyant rhymes and Raissa Figueroa's vibrant illustrations as Bear, Moose, Snake, and other forest animals dance to their own groove in a rhythmic celebration of individuality.

  • Shadowghast

    Thomas Taylor

    A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger. And darker...

    A mysterious stage magician has set up in the theatre at the end of the pier, with an act so hypnotic and strange that Herbie Lemon and his friend Violet Parma suspect dark forces are at work. Meanwhile, folk are disappearing from Eerie-on-Sea, and no one knows why. There is an Eerie legend that goes back to the dawn of time, about a creature made of darkness that devours the shadows of the living. But could the Shadowghast really have returned?

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  • A completely updated 25th anniversary edition of the definitive book on childrens' sexual health.

    Now with expanded information on internet safety, birth control, sexual harrassment and more - this universally acclaimed classic by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley is a cutting-edge resource for children, parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else who cares about the well-being of pre-teens and teens. Providing accurate and up-to-date information to answer young people's concerns and questions, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, it offers everything they need - now more than ever - to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

  • A positive, practical and empowering guide for teenagers, tackling sex and relationships in an inclusive and non-judgemental way - created by the winners of the Pamela Sheridan Award for Innovation and Good Practice in RSE.

    Written and illustrated by the award-winning team at School of Sexuality Education, who deliver expert workshops for teenagers, here is advice, reliable information and reassurance on sex and relationships... Covering key topics including consent and healthy relationships, sexuality and different kinds of sex, puberty and periods, contraception, porn and sexting, and much more besides!

    This book is not only full of advice for teenagers but a brilliant tool for their parents, carers and teachers, supporting all of the new RSE curriculum content (in the wake of recent updates) as well as answering FAQs and busting some popular myths along the way.

    Publishing after major updates to the national Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, as well as calls for widespread, high-quality sex education in the wake of the #MeToo movement and Everyone's Invited.

  • From the award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots comes a new book exploring another fascinating area of biology: growth.
    "Vibrantly illustrated, this is a fascinating and accessible introduction to the concept of DNA for five- to eight-year-olds" Guardian

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow - every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slowly; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others grow to be enormous. Yet there's something about the way we grow that links us all together. Ever since you were the size of a dot, your body has been following a set of instructions: a code, which connects you with every creature on the planet... With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.

    "Explaining the concept of DNA to young children sounds an impossible task but this book succeeds beautifully." Sunday Express

  • An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay traces the path of wrestler and wheelchair racer Zion Clark to become the first American man to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics.
    This stunning photographic essay showcases Zion Clark's ferocious athleticism and undaunted spirit. It features striking, visually arresting images and an approachable and engaging text co-written by New York Times best-selling journalist James S. Hirsch, including pieces of advice that have motivated Zion toward excellence and passages from Zion himself. The book explores Zion's journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. Included are a biography, a note from Zion, and a foreword from one of the greatest MMA fighters to ever step into the ring, Anderson Silva.

  • A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.

    Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human ... where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett's narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris's striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.

  • A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus.

    After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names "Sticky McStickstick", he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.

  • Dogs Love Cars

    Leda Schubert

    For dog people of all ages, a jubilant ode to our canines and the many things they love with wild abandon - especially YOU!

    From the yard to the park, from school to the market, from one end of the day to the next, dogs are full of joy. Ears flapping out the car window! Tug of war with a rope toy! Sprawling out on the sofa! Getting those "good dog" treats! Wherever they go, whatever they see, dogs love it all. But what do they love most? Guess! This delightfully chaotic book from Leda Schubert and Paul Meisel portrays dogs of all shapes and colours in a laugh-out-loud celebration of our very best friends.

  • A madcap encore to the There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor, starring the ever-proper Mr Snore.

    Mr Snore returns to the wacky Sharemore Hotel to play his violin at a fancy wedding. As he waits for the ceremony to begin, he notices a certain uninvited guest ogling the towering wedding cake. It's hard to tell who's a guest and who's a pest, but Mr Snore is going to do his heroic best to save the cake from sure disaster!

  • The classic Christmas verse in a gorgeous gift book from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator P.J. Lynch.

    "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..."

    P.J. Lynch brings his rich and atmospheric art to the well-loved Christmas verse. From the stockings hung by the chimney to the bundle of toys flung over St Nicholas's back, children will love to pore over the detailed images inside. A book to return to again and again.

  • Have you ever noticed that penguins are always going on epic journeys? Waddle waddle! Waddle waddle!

    The penguin family are off on an adventure! Travelling by bus, train and even by cable car, the persistent pals keep on going, through rain or shine, sleet or snow. Finally, they soar through the wispy clouds and - yes, there it is! - their long-awaited destination is ahead, atop a frosty, snow-capped mountain...

    A playful, happy read-aloud, which features a jolly family of big and little penguins, and all the noisy modes of transport that little ones love.

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