A brand new edition of this brilliant adventure story, specially produced to the meet the high standards of the Forestry Stewardship Council. This book will be printed on certified paper and will carry the well-established FSC logo. 'Kensuke's Kingdom' won the Children's Book Award, shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.
Flight 714 is about to take off, but at the last minute, Tintin and his friends are offered a ride on the private jet of eccentric millionaire Laszlo Carreidas. But why is Carreidas' secretary so twitchy? And can Carreidas be trusted after a remarkable victory in a game of Battleships?
Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow's secret police...
WINNER OF THE THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN''S BOOK PRIZE 2019 THE WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD THE WINNER OF THE MICHAEL L.PRINTZ AWARD THE WINNER OF THE PURA BELPRe AWARD THE WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORNBOOK AWARD ''I fell in love at slam poetry. This one will stay with you a long time.'' - Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give ''This was the type of book where "I''ll just do 50 pages" turned into finishing it in 2 reads. I felt very emotional, not just because the story and the words themselves were so beautiful but because I knew it was going to make so many teens who felt like no one cares about them or listens to them feel seen.'' - Tomi Adeyemi, bestselling author of The Children of Blood and Bone THE POET X - THE WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL. A stunning New York Times bestseller with a powerful and unforgettable YA voice. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi''s The Children of Blood and Bone , Angie Thomas''s The Hate U Give and Sarah Crossan''s One. Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But X has secrets - her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight. Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent. A novel about finding your voice and standing up for what you believe in, no matter how hard it is to say. Brave, bold and beautifully written - dealing with issues of race, feminism and faith. ''Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice.... Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation ''An incredibly potent debut.... Jason Reynolds, author of the National Book Award Finalist Ghost ''Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal parts goddess, saint, warrior, and hero.... Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street ''A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart.'' - Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Chains ''Acevedo breathes words instead of air'' - Lisa Heathfield, author of award-winning Paper Butterflies ''Powerful, finely crafted verse ... Readers will yearn to finish this verse novel in a single sitting, but its echoes will remain with them much longer'' Guardian ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city''s tough grit. The Poet X is her debut novel and a National Book Award winner. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has performed internationally and her poetry has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.
A story about Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear in the world, in which Pooh goes visiting and Piglet meets a Heffalump. Eeyore loses his tail and Pooh finds one!
A chilling story of friendship, first love and family secrets. Estrella lives in Spain, next door to her best friend Catalina. They used to be inseparable, but then Andres, Catalina's cousin and the boy she's planning to marry, starts to gaze at Estrella instead. And Catalina starts to plot. A powerful story of secrets and lies, friendship and first love in the midst of hatred and betrayal.
The New York Times No.1 bestselling YA crime thriller that everyone is talking about! THE WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS'' CHILDREN''S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN''S BOOK PRIZE 2020 ''A fiendishly-plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.'' - Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial as compelling as Riverdale and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn''t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth ... ? Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying , Gone Girl, We Were Liars and Riverdale Holly Jackson started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys playing video games and watching true crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective. A Good Girl''s Guide to Murder is her first novel. You can follow Holly on Twitter and Instagram @HoJay92
The first in a brand new series by bestselling Sinclair''s Mysteries author Katherine Woodfine. ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It''s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE. On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. But DANGER lurks beneath the bright lights of the city - and INTRIGUE and MURDER lie in store. As aeroplanes soar in the skies overhead, our heroines will need to put all their spy skills to the test to face the PERIL that awaits them ... Perfect for fans of Robin Stevens, Sophie Cleverly and Siobhan Dowd.
Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone or mildew you probably prefer not to be damp. But unfortunately the Beaudelaires encounter an unpleasant amount of dampness as they descend into the depths of despair, underwater.
Part of "A Series of Unfortunate Events", this last book lets you know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children.
When the Mole, bored of spring cleaning, leaves his tidy burrow behind, he finds that the River Bank is full of friends - brave and lively Ratty; kind, sleepy Badger; and the irresponsible Mr Toad, famous for his wealth and his car smashes. But beyond the River Bank lies the Wild Wood, full of sinister weasels and stoats.
A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything. Michael Morpurgo''s wonderful storytelling and Barroux''s stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael''s uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Francis and Pieter are brothers. As the shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis''s life forever ... and throw him into the mouth of the wolf.
The highly-anticipated and brilliantly crafted crime-thriller sequel to the NYT bestselling and no.1 debut of 2019, A GOOD GIRL''S GUIDE TO MURDER A GOOD GIRL''S GUIDE TO MURDER IS THE WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS'' CHILDREN''S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN''S BOOK PRIZE 2020 Nail-biting, taut and pacy. Jackson [is] a homegrown thriller writer to watch. Guardian Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won''t do anything about it. And if they won''t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town''s dark secrets along the way& and this time EVERYONE is listening. But will she find him before it''s too late? Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying , Eva Dolan, C L Taylor, We Were Liars and Riverdale Praise for A Good Girl''s Guide to Murder: '' A taut, compulsively readable, elegantly plotted thriller'' - Guardian ''A fiendishly-plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.'' - Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions ''There is a lot to really enjoy in this story and there is great energy to the writing, as well as some fine characterization'' - Peter James, award-winning and no.1 bestselling crime thriller author of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series ''Twisty, compulsive and so, so clever'' - Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets ''That ending! Pure genius'' - Yasmin Rahman, author of All the Things We Never Said ''This book was a delight from start to finish. I laughed. I cried. And I very much enjoyed attempting to solve the case with Pip (who I now want to be my best friend). I didn''t guess the twist, and I don''t think many people will. Holly Jackson has absolutely killed it with her debut!'' - Aisha Busby, author of A Pocketful of Stars and contributor to the award-winning A Change is Gonna Come ''Prepare to be murdered by this book. Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted my heart literally pounded. I haven''t been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise'' - Laura Stevens, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay ''Twisty and compelling'' - Fiona Noble, Bookseller
Amelia''s granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery , and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories. Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year. Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important. Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip''s tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood.
OLD books get NEW doodles - it''s the classics as you''ve never seen them before! A hilarious new series that brings the classics to life with illustrations by Jack Noel. Perfect for 7-9 year olds and fans of Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and Dav Pilkey. And PIRATES. Get your HOOKS into the one and only original pirate adventure! Jim Hawkins spends his life helping out at his mum''s boring old inn by the sea, wishing he could sail away and have adventures. But when an old sea captain turns up with a secret, it''s the start of a bigger adventure than Jim could ever have imagined - soon he''s on a ship on the trail of buried treasure, accompanied by a suspicious sailor named Long John Silver ... Will Jim escape the pirates? Or will he walk the plank? Climb aboard with Jim, a chatty parrot and a bunch of crazy pirates for a hilarious adventure across the seven seas. Look out for more COMIC CLASSICS: GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Join Pip in a rip-roaring story of family secrets, scary grannies and a REALLY annoying big sister. Get on the trail of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Solve the case with Holmes and Watson in a thrilling tale of mystery, murder and things that go woof in the night. Praise for GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A funny, thought-provoking treat, it''s the ideal way into [Dickens] (Imogen Russell Williams Guardian) Buy a copy of Jack Noel''s retelling of Great Expectations before I set the dogs on you. Now, begone! (Philip Ardagh, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author) It is BRILLIANT! (Jenny Pearson, author of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates) Jack Noel''s brilliantly witty art perfectly complements Dickens'' Great Expectations, making this a fab KS2 text to sit alongside the classic. Brilliant for dyslexic kids who may struggle with Dickens'' prose ... this book could bring a generation of kids to the classics (Abi Elphinstone, author of Rumblestar, Sky Song and the Dreamsnatcher trilogy) Jack Noel is a Jack of three trades: author, illustrator, designer, who works mainly on children''s books and is a co-host on the Down the Rabbit Hole children''s books podcast. Once upon a time Jack sent this tweet, and rest is history (history with doodles): https://twitter.com/jackdraws/status/965492074157166592 https://jacknoelillustration.tumblr.com
Welcome to the Mr. Men Pocket Library - the perfect first introduction for young children to these fun and zany characters! The slipcase, which is packaged in shrink-wrap, features six board book stories about Mr Happy, Mr Messy, Mr Silly, Mr Bump, Mr Strong and Mr Tickle. The storybooks are made of robust board, and their small size and sturdy pages makes them perfect for young children to hold and play with, so they can explore the brightly-coloured images and turn the pages themselves. The pocket size of the slipcase makes it perfect to be enjoyed by young children when you''re out and about - it''s easy to pop into a bag for entertainment on the go. There''s also a second fun feature to the set - the back of the books can be positioned to create one big picture of the Mr Men - children will enjoy helping their parent or guardian move the books into the right position so the full image can be revealed.
Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation. From internationally renowned K-pop legend Jessica Jung comes a fresh YA novel that peels back the curtain on the intense world of K-pop from the perspective of a Korean American girl, like Jessica, who is scouted off the street and thrust into an unknown world of competition, strict training and wild fame. What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? For eighteen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment - one of Seoul''s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world''s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don''t date. Easy right? Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she''s strong enough to be a winner, or if she''ll end up crushed ... Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It''s not just that he''s charming, sexy and ridiculously talented. He''s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise. Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea''s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-colour world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success - and love - might be even higher. It''s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.
It was time for the three little wolves to go out into the world, so they set off and built themselves a splendid brick house. But they hadn't reckoned on the big bad pig coming along with a sledgehammer...
A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything. Michael Morpurgo''s wonderful storytelling and Barroux''s stunning artwork combine to tell the true story of Michael''s uncles against the epic backdrop of World War Two. Francis and Pieter are brothers. As shadow of one war lingers, and the rumbles of another approach, the brothers argue. Francis is a fierce pacifist, while Pieter signs up to fight. What happens next will change the course of Francis''s life forever ... and throw him into the mouth of the wolf. -- Michael Morpurgo has written over one hundred books and won many awards. In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas. In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE. His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play. Michael is a tireless champion for children''s books and was formerly the Children''s Laureate. Born in Paris, Barroux spent much of his childhood in North Africa. He later attended art school in France. He received widespread critical acclaim for Line of Fire , Diary of An Unknown Soldier (Phoenix Yard) and Alpha (Barrington Stoke). In 2015 Barroux won the first Parents, Babies, a Book competition for his work Chuut! which will be given to every baby in the north of France. His stunning book Where''s the Elephant? (Egmont) has been longlisted for the Kate Greenway Medal 2016.
The first in a new children''s fantasy adventure series, full of imagination, humour and heart, and with echoes of Peter Pan , The Chronicles of Narnia , The Neverending Story and Jumanji . The Land of Roar is perfect for children aged 8 to 12, and can sit on their bookshelf next to Nevermoor , Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon . Readers can bring their fantasy world to life and meet dragons, unicorns, mermaids and more in this beautifully illustrated children''s book. Believing is just the beginning ... When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad''s attic. Roar was filled with things they loved dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow...) Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar ... real? ''This funny, captivating story is filled with the painful pangs of growing up and the transporting qualities of imagination'' Guardian ''A vividly imagined adventure, [...] full of heart, humour and a terrifying villain'' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller This is proof, not that it''s needed, that Jenny McLachlan is a writer of enormous heart and versatility. I''m a really big fan'' Phil Earle, award-winning author of Being Billy and co-author of Get Me Out of Here! with Andy McNab Roar is an exhilarating, hilarious, vividly drawn tribute to the power of the childhood imagination, the love of family and the magic we risk losing as we grow up. If you plan to visit one new place in 2019, make it Roar'' Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress trilogy Jenny McLachlan is the author of several acclaimed teen novels including Flirty Dancing , Stargazing for Beginners and Truly, Wildly, Deeply . Before Jenny became a writer, she was Head of English in a secondary school; she now loves visiting schools as an author and delivering funny and inspiring talks and workshops. When Jenny isn''t thinking about stories or writing stories, she enjoys living by the seaside, cycling and running over the South Downs. The Land of Roar is Jenny''s middle-grade debut. Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben has illustrated a number of children''s books including Rudey''s Windy Christmas (HarperCollins) and Callum''s Incredible Construction Kit (Egmont) which won the 2013 Bishop''s Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the creator of the award-winning The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever! published by Macmillan Children''s Books. Ben lives and works in Brighton.