Books

Hampstead the Hamster

Michael Rosen (and others)

Christmas is coming, and what Leo wants more than anything in the world is a pet hamster. And guess what? He gets one on Christmas morning! Leo names his new pet Hampstead, after an autocorrect mistake on his wishlist. Everything is great, that is until Leo realises that Hampstead is miserable. What can Leo do to cheer Hampstead up?

An Anty-War Story

Tony Ross

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross.

'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow.' KIRKUS

Gruesome Ghosts (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian is fascinated when the new girl at school says that her grandparents' house is haunted. As the local specialist detective, it is up to Damian to solve the mystery! He agrees to spend a night in the house to see the ghostly figures for himself - but all is not what it seems . . .

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Spycatcher (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian Drooth decides to help a friendly old man who believes that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start - and using all his cunning, Damian is out to uncover the bad guy . . .

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Tadpole's Promise

Jeanne Willis (and others)

"Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes and fell in love. 'Promise me that you will never change', the caterpillar says."
And foolishly, the tadpole promises. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realises that now he will never know!

Little Princess Dressing Up! Sticker Activity Book

Tony Ross

Pirate, doctor or famous explorer... Dress-up and decorate with over 400 stickers, plus play along with activities on every page. Super sticker fun for little royals with busy imaginations.

Dog Snatchers (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

When a neighbour's dog goes missing, Damian and his gang of detective apprentices are called in to help find it. But Damian's ideas - from supergluing 'Missing' posters in the front window of the newsagent's to setting up a decoy dog - don't quite work out. Will Damian be able to sniff out the missing hound?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

How To Be a Detective (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian thinks it's time to pass on his amazing detective skills. On an outing ot the library to teach his eager trainees how to look for criminals, they hit the jackpot: a suspicious-looking lady who is checking out a book called Loot. But what will happen when the kids try to apprehend their suspect?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Our Kid

Tony Ross

"Go straightly to school, Our Kid," said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are the fastest way to school, Our Kid is not doing too well.

This tour-de-force of invention from the legendary Tony Ross takes you on a journey to school like no other, and shows that sometimes the oddballs (especially of the goat variety) win the day!

I Want My Dad! (Little Princess)

Tony Ross

The Little Princess is jealous – all her friends' dads can do amazing things. The Cook bakes delicious cakes: the King burns buns. The Gardener takes his daughter on adventure-walks through the forest: the King gets lost on his way to bed. When the Maid volunteers to do these things with the Little Princess, it looks like her problems are over. But what if she has more in common with her dad than she realises?

I Want My Dinner! (Little Princess)

Tony Ross

The Little Princess wants her dinner! And her teddy, and her potty... Several tantrums later, she learns that good manners go a long way. But not everyone else is so polite - Beastie must also master 'please' and 'thank you' if the Little Princess is to give him his dinner back.

I Want My Tooth! (Little Princess)

Tony Ross

The Little Princess has a royal set of sparkling white teeth - she brushes them religiously and she eats the right food. So when one of them falls out, the hunt is on to find it. The Little Princess wants her tooth back, and she wants it NOW!

Not Just a Book…

Jeanne Willis (and others)

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things, a hat or as a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter. But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know.

Under Cover (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian's amazing detective skills are called on when rich boy Calvin Baggington has his super-expensive bike stolen at the Holiday Village. With a brilliant and cunning plan, Damian hopes to solve the crime in style - but not before the Holiday Village is thrown into chaos!

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The Mega Quiz (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!
When Damian hears about a Mega Quiz with an amazing prize, he decides to enter with his friends. This means paying an entrance fee . . . But all is not as it seems, and Damian is soon on the trail of a dastardly trickster.
Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

I Want My Dummy! (Little Princess)

Tony Ross

The royal dummy keeps mysteriously disappearing, and the Little Princess is not amused!
Wherever the King and Queen hide it, she always finds it… Can anyone convince her to give it up?

I Want My Potty! (Little Princess)

Tony Ross

"Nappies are YUUECH!" said the Little Princess. "There must be something better!" At first, the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse, but she soon learns to love it... even if it isn't always there when she needs it! Tony Ross's hilarious account of royal potty training will amuse young children and help their parents.

Serious Graffiti (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian Drooth is electrified to hear the Headmaster tell everyone off about graffiti in one of the school toilets. He immediately wants to catch the culprit, but what he isn't expecting is to be accused of the crime himself! Can this brilliant mind clear his name and find the real vandal?

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Football Forgery (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian has stumbled onto a new case at the local football ground. Someone is selling forged tickets and it's up to our hero to find the culprit. After several false starts, the only evidence is a photo taken by a classmate. Damian realises it's vital to get that photo if he is to solve the crime and kick out the criminal for good.

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

The Disappearing Daughter (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (and others)

Damian Drooth, the one of a kind, clean-up-the world hero, has arrived. Criminals beware - and be very afraid!

In his first case, Damian finds himself in the glamorous world of filmmaking. But it turns out to be a den of deceit. Damian needs all his mind-boggling skills to keep himself out of trouble and to rescue Trixibelle, the daughter of a crazy, mega-rich director.

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Biography

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world.  Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003.  He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.