Bestsellers in 2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

Jeff Kinney

The new hilarious story from Jeff Kinney is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.

With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.

But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation.

Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas. With engaging writing, hilarious illustrations on every page and an action-packed holiday-based plot, THE GETAWAY is a winner.

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun

'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue

'Hilarious' - Telegraph

The Creakers

Tom Fletcher (and others)

The darkly magical new story about the monsters under the bed, from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher.

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight?

Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises?
Lucy Dungston always did.
Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!
But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she's determined not to lose her mum too. She's going to get her back - and nothing is going to stop her . . .
. . . except maybe the Creakers.

The Christmasaurus

Tom Fletcher (and others)

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible . . .

Ali-A Adventures

Ali-A (and others)

It's launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever - but what he doesn't count on is just how real the action is about to get!

When a merciless band of aliens turns up to spoil the party, it's up to Ali to transform from gaming icon to real-life hero. Can he defeat the end-of-game boss and save the day? With a little help from his fans and a very special dog named Eevee, he's going to give it his best shot!

New and forthcoming

Star Style

Curtains up! Star Style Mash-Up is the ultimate book for all fashion and costume lovers. Packed with pop-out models, stickers and iconic costumes from the V&A Museum archives, you can experiment with creating your own show-stopping star styles. Take inspiration from the most influential performers throughout history, and give your entire style - clothes, headwear, accessories, shoes and make-up - a complete makeover.
The perfect gift for all creative minds, from the world-leading museum of art and design.

Rose Rivers

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

A wonderful new story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather.
Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She has everything money can buy - beautiful dresses, horse-riding lessons, books - but she’s not satisfied. Why can’t she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother? Why can’t she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker. Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich?

When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose’s troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside. Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream?
Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

There’s a Dragon in Your Book

Tom Fletcher (and others)

OH LOOK, there's an EGG in your book!

But this isn't any old egg - there's a dragon in it . . . And pretty soon she has set your book ON FIRE. OH NO!

Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a fantastically interactive sequel to their bestselling There's a Monster in Your Book. Children will love stroking, poking and flapping the book to make magic happen as they turn the pages. Can they help Little Dragon find a way to stop the fire and fly off on her own adventure?

How to Fly Like An Elephant

Kyoko Nemoto (and others)

Everyone knows elephants can't fly: they're too heavy, and they have no wings! But what happens when three elephants work together to design a flying machine? How to Fly Like an Elephant combines an introduction to design and engineering with a timeless story about persistence and teamwork. Featuring interactive folding elements and flaps, the elephants will need YOUR help to finally get off the ground in this first picture book from Puffin and the V&A Museum.

The Little Book of Football Jokes

Joe King (and others)

What did the ref say to the chicken who tripped a defender?
Fowl!

Why was the footballer upset on his birthday?
He got a red card!

These and many more howlers to make you laugh no matter how your team is doing!

Making Faces: A Sticker Book

Is it a pot, a dog, a flowery frog? It's up to you! Making Faces lets children unleash their creativity by transforming objects into silly faces. Sourced from the V&A's vast collection, and packed with hundreds of stickers, this is a fun sticker activity book that lets children laugh as they learn.

Hatchimals: The Crystal Canyon

Kay Woodward

Join Ava and Oliver as they return to Hatchtopia in the third book in the Hatchimals fiction series. And they have a new magical friend - an Owlicorn!

When they take their new Hatchimal friend on her first adventure to Hatchtopia, then soon find themselves with a mystery to solve. There are special crystals missing from Crystal Canyon! Can Ava and Oliver help the Hatchimals track them down . . . and keep their mischievous little Owlicorn out of trouble at the same time?

This book also comes with exclusive collector cards!

The Enormous Crocodile (Book and CD)

Roald Dahl (and others)

The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend - the greediest croc in the whole river - wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he's getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy grumptious brute guzzle up?
Beware - he's looking for someone . . . someone who looks a lot like YOU!

Read the story and listen to the AMAZING audio CD!

Get That Ball!

Judy Corbalis

Tom and his gran are playing penalty shoot-out when things go wrong and the ball escapes... Now, wherever it leads
them, from the park to the highstreet and beyond to the depths of the ocean and way up high in the sky, Tom and Gran must "Get that ball!"

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame (and others)

The most popular children's book ever written, lovingly illustrated by John Burningham.

Kenneth Grahame began to tell the tale of the river bank on the night of his son's fourth birthday, but what started out as a short bedtime story soon grew into one of the most enjoyable series of adventures ever to be told in children's literature. The entertaining exploits of the book's four intrepid heroes - Mole, Water Rat, Badger and the incorrigible Toad - have captured the imagination of generations of children.

This beautiful edition is illustrated by renowned picture book artist John Burningham, whose wonderfully evocative line drawings marry perfectly with Graham's vivid text. And there are twelve glorious full-colour scenes, full of detail, to enjoy over again and again.

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