B>Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobby knees and tickle his purple prickles with this interactive touch and feel book based on the bestselling picture book. /b>Perfect for young Gruffalo fans, The Gruffalo Touch and Feel Book is part of an exciting range of books for toddlers, featuring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's iconic creation, the Gruffalo. Specially designed to appeal to even the youngest child, simple patterns and bright colours combine with Axel Scheffler's instantly recognizable artwork to keep preschool children entertained for hours.Also available in the My First Gruffalo series: My First Gruffalo Little Library, The Gruffalo Puppet Book and Gruffalo Growl
There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse , the tenth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Andy and Terry have added another thirteen levels of crazy fun to their ever-growing treehouse. Join the adventure in this laugh-out-loud story told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. With 130 amazing levels to discover in the Treehouse series, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
''One of the greatest achievements in comedy. A work of staggering genius'' David Walliams Gorgeous 42nd Anniversary gift edition of Douglas Adams''s pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy , stunningly illustrated throughout by Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell. It''s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur''s best friend has just announced that he''s an alien. At this moment, they''re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and a book inscribed in large, friendly letters: DON''T PANIC. The book is The Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy and the weekend has only just begun . . . Douglas Adams''s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with physics and twists time, but most importantly it''s very, very funny.
Join Hal and Nat as they plunge straight into another exciting mystery - this time while on Safari! All-aboard for the next journey in the bestselling Adventures on Trains series from M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated throughout by Elisa Paganelli. Uncle Nat is taking Hal on the journey of a lifetime - on a Safari Train from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Meeting Winston and his pet Mongoose, Chipo, as well as watching out for Africa''s amazing wild animals, should be enough excitement for anyone. But something suspicious is happening on board the Safari Star and when a poacher is found mysteriously killed in a locked room, it''s up to Hal, the most famous train detective, to solve the mystery once again. ''Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!'' Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief '' A chuffing triumph'' The Times on The Highland Falcon Thief ''A first class choo-choo-dunnit!'' David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet
B>A laugh-out-loud funny picture book, starring the small but mighty Mouse!/b>Mouse might be teeny-tiny-titchy-witchy, but she's determined to show the other animals that anyone can roar like a dinosaur. With the help of her trusty "How to Roar Like a Dinosaur" book, Mouse gets to work getting her dino-roar back, much to the bemusement of the chattering meerkat, the grunting warthog and the ruk-ruking chameleon . . .But what's that coming up behind them, with a really loud ROAR?! The follow-up to the hilarious I am a Tiger and I am not an Elephant, written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Amnesty CILIP Award winning artist, Ross Collins.
B>A brilliantly entertaining 'be-careful-what-you-wish-for' tale that's full of farmyard fun - from the bestselling Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Anna Currey in her charming, classic style./b>Old Macdonald is cleaning out his farmhouse kitchen when he comes across a dusty old teapot. And no one could be more surprised when a wish-granting genie pops out of the spout. Old Macdonald wishes for a wife, who wishes for a baby. A baby who wishes for a dog, who wishes for a cat, who wishes for some mice! It doesn't take long before the farmyard starts getting very busy, and VERY noisy! Will the genie ever get a break from granting wishes, and find some peace? If only there was someone who could grant him a wish . . .The Teeny Weeny Genie is a magical picture book adventure packed with lots of favourite farmyard animals from Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey, creators of Rosie's Hat and One Ted Falls Out of Bed.
Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from prize-winning M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end? An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling author M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman in the second mystery adventure in the major Adventures on Trains series. 'A chuffing triumph' The Times Children's Book of the Week on The Highland Falcon Thief
Tidying superstar Marie Kondo brings her unique magic to Kiki and Jax, a charming picture book story about how tidying up can spark joy in the lives of young children. Kiki and Jax are best friends - Jax enjoys sorting but Kiki enjoys collecting and gathers a lot of stuff. Soon her home is full of things all over the place. Where is Kiki's ball? What did she do with her swimsuit? Her home has become an obstacle course and it's hard for Kiki and Jax to play together. But Jax has a plan - he teaches Kiki how to sort everything and to keep only those things that spark joy. Once she and Jax have tidied up, Kiki has room in her life for those things that matter the most - especially Jax! Charmingly illustrated by Salina Yoon, Kiki and Jax is an accessible introduction to Marie Kondo - complete with a special step-by-step folding activity - this charming story will make tidying fun for even the youngest of children!
A breathtaking novel about finding yourself and finding a friend by the award-winning author of Beautiful Broken Things Sometimes you have to leave your life behind to find your place in the world After five years at secondary school spent without any friends, Peyton King starts sixth form college determined that things will be different. Whatever happens, she will make friends at any cost. When she finds the friends she's always dreamed of, including an actual boyfriend, she's happier than she's ever been. But when they let her down in the worst way, Peyton is left no better off than when she started. Now Peyton knows the only chance she has of finding happiness is to look for it somewhere else. Her life may feel small, but it doesn't have to be. With nothing but her sketchpad and a backpack, she buys a one-way ticket and gets on a plane. . . In Destination Anywhere, Sara Barnard explores love, life and friendship in this exquisite tale of the lengths one girl will go to to change her story.
Is this the right book for you? Take the stupid test and find out! 1) Do you push doors marked 'pull' and pull doors marked 'push'? 2) Do you think that being able to stuff your mouth full of marshmallows is a sign of superior intelligence? 3) Do you automatically turn around when someone shouts 'Hey, Stupid!'? 4) Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? 5) Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? SCORE: One point for each yes answer. 3-5 You are extremely stupid. You will love this book. 1-2 You are fairly stupid. You will love this book. 0 You think you're smart but deep down you're as stupid as the rest of us. You will love this book. Just Stupid! is the third book in this hilarious series of stories about the world's most annoying practical joker - from the creators of the bestselling Treehouse series, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love. This gorgeously illustrated collection, Chris's follow-up to one of the Bookseller 's best poetry books of the last 25 years, Poems to Live Your Life By , celebrates love in all its guises, from silent admiration, passion and married bliss to tearful resignation. These poems speak of the universal experiences of the heart and are brought to life with Chris's exquisite, intricate artwork. This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Carol Ann Duffy, E. E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Leonard Cohen, Derek Walcott, Hollie McNish, Kate Tempest, John Betjeman and Roger McGough and many more.
@00000400@@00000327@Packed with make and do activities and over 200 stickers, @00000373@What the Ladybird Heard Make and Do Book@00000155@ is a great gift for any child - ideal for rainy days and holidays.@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own! Join the farmyard adventures and find out how to make a clucking red hen, a farmyard playset, and your very own pair of flapping ladybird wings! @00000163@@00000400@Based on the bestselling picture book @00000373@What the Ladybird Heard @00000155@by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.@00000163@
In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son , they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. In Any Way the Wind Blows , Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward. For Simon, that means deciding whether he still wants to be part of the World of Mages -- and if he doesn''t, what does that mean for his relationship with Baz? Meanwhile Baz is bouncing between two family crises and not finding any time to talk to anyone about his newfound vampire knowledge. Penelope would love to help, but she''s smuggled a cursed American Normal into London, and now she isn''t sure what to do with him. And Agatha? Well, Agatha Wellbelove has had enough. Any Way the Wind Blows takes the gang back to England, back to Watford, and back to their families for their longest and most emotionally wrenching adventure yet. This book is a finale . It tells secrets and answers questions and lays ghosts to rest. Carry On was conceived as a book about Chosen One stories; Any Way the Wind Blows is an ending about endings. About catharsis and closure, and how we choose to move on from the traumas and triumphs that try to define us.
A stunning and classic picture book, The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley is the perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages. In Moominvalley everyone is welcome. So when Too-ticky arrives with an unusually invisible guest, Ninny, the Moomins endeavour to make their guest feel at home, armed with remedies to gently draw their new guest into visibility allowing her to regain her once lost voice. This unique retelling of Tove Jansson''s touching short story The Invisible Child captures Jansson''s wise, perceptive and original voice and includes delicate, painterly illustrations full of character and detail and based on Jansson''s original drawings and colour plates. A new generation of readers will enjoy meeting the lovable Moomin family and friends, with their special values of tolerance, kindness and integrity, as they help feel Ninny feel safe and one of the family.
Mini is small, and Hardly is smaller - and neither of them are happy about it in this gorgeously illustrated, heart-warming picture book from Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Mini and Hardly are fed up of being small. Being grown-up would be so much better! They could eat what they want, stay up all night, and go on adventures. So ... why wait? But it''s not long before the two little unicorns find themselves on an adventure a little bigger than they''d bargained for. Perhaps being small isn''t so bad - after all, it makes you perfect for the BIGGEST cuddles.
The Moomin family and their friends are back in More Adventures in Moominvalley , a collection of warm and charming stories based on the award-winning 3D animation. Go on a journey to Moominvalley - a beautiful and peaceful place where everyone is kind and caring - and join Moomintroll, his parents Moominmamma and Moominpappa, and their friends Snufkin, Little My, Snorkmaiden and more on their exciting adventures. Capturing the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson''s classic tales, the nine stories in this collection follow the goings-on in Moominvalley as Moomintroll wakes up in deep midwinter and meets his mysterious Ancestor, Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden are haunted by a not-so-spooky ghost, the friends undertake a perilous expedition to an erupting volcano, and a very special Invisible Guest comes to stay. Packed full of exciting and eccentric twists and turns and featuring all of Tove Jansson''s most beloved characters, this beautiful collection is sure to be treasured by Moomins fans old and new.
Because somewhere, an angel is listening . . . It''s Christmas Eve. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and it''s a big day for Grace. She is singing a song in the nativity show, and her fisherman daddy has promised to be back in time to watch her. But when a storm blows up at sea, Grace walks out on stage to find Daddy is not there. She''s very worried. But luckily, Grace has someone watching over her. Will Hope, the Christmas Angel, be able to help Daddy get home safely for Christmas morning? A reassuring, timeless story in a beautiful gift-edition hardback, complete with an angel ribbon marker.
Lift the flaps to meet elephants, tigers, orangutans and more in Look After Us , a first book about endangered animals by Rod Campbell, creator of the bestselling preschool classic Dear Zoo. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover five different endangered animals in their natural habitats. With a special fold-out ending that shows what a difference conservation has made to whales, Look After Us has a positive message about how to look after our world and the animals that live in it. With flaps to lift, a simple text with a repeating pattern and bright, bold artwork, Look After Us is the perfect introduction to conservation for young children who are fans of Dear Zoo .
From Julia Donaldson, bestselling author of The Gruffalo , and award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer, comes a charming minibeast twist on the ugly duckling story. Crawling through the garden, the little Woolly Bear Caterpillar wonders what kind of moth she will become. Bonny and bright, stunning and smart, but not kind, the other caterpillars laugh at the small, plain Woolly Bear. There is one thing that they are sure of: Woolly Bear could never be as beautiful as them! But could one little caterpillar be about to undergo a truly terrific transformation? Brilliantly written and stunningly illustrated this engaging picture book comes complete with a non-fiction mini book written by a nature specialist.
Count down to Christmas with twenty-four mini activity, song and rhyme books, based on the bestselling picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This fantastic festive collection includes 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. With 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.
Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Squirrel''s Snowman , a new story in the Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . It''s snowing, and Squirrel wants to build a snowman. Will she and her friends find everything they need to build? Lift the flaps to find out! With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Squirrel''s Snowman joins the first four stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series - Fox''s Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit''s Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig - which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years.