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Peppa Pig: Happy Birthday!

Join Peppa and George as they celebrate Mummy Pig's birthday in this special novelty board book that plays 'Happy Birthday' and contains magical candles that light up and can be blown out, again and again!

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather!

An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught – but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . .

Full of friendship, fun and festive cheer, this beautifully-packaged hardback is complete with stunning illustrations by Nick Sharratt and fabulous bonus material featuring fun facts about the Victorian Christmas. The perfect stocking-filler for every Jacqueline Wilson fan.

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!

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Philip Pullman

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

The Audition

Maddie Ziegler

The first novel by bestselling international superstar Maddie Ziegler!

Twelve-year-old Harper is a star at her dance school - but when her parents drop the bombshell that they're moving, she has to start all over again at a brand-new studio.

After getting accepted into the famous DanceStarz, Harper is hopeful that she'll soon feel settled and happy in her new team. But the standards are high, and her fellow dancers aren't exactly friendly...

With competitions coming up, will Harper and the DanceStarz be able to work together to reach the top? And when disaster strikes, are they a strong enough team to handle the pressure?

The Audition, written in collaboration with Julia DeVillers, is the first in a brand-new trilogy by dancer and international superstar Maddie Ziegler.

Max and Harvey: In a Book

Max Mills (and others)

Yo guys,

Welcome to MAX AND HARVEY (in a book)! Our lives changed last year when we joined Musical.ly. So this year we wanted to keep a record of all the things that have happened to us - and this is it!

So if you want to know:

· How we ended up making a TV show with CBBC
· What it's like to meet famous dogs from the internet
· What Max's favourite vegetable is

...then this is the book for you!

We hope you enjoy it!

LEGO City: Santa Surprise Activity Book

LEGO® CITY

It's Christmas time in LEGO CITY! Join the citizens in their Christmas preparations and help Santa get ready for the big day! This wonderful Christmas-themed LEGO activity book is complete with cool comics, awesome activities and a brilliant Santa Claus minifigure to add to every LEGO fan's collection.

LEGO City: Ready, Steady, Stick Sticker Book

LEGO® CITY

It's time for some sticker fun in LEGO CITY! Join the LEGO CITY coast guards, police, jungle explorers and more in their adventures and missions both out at sea and on land. This exciting activity book is packed with puzzles to solve, activities to complete and over 200 reusable cool LEGO stickers, providing hours of fun for all LEGO CITY fans.

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai (and others)

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times.

Doctor Who: Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise! (Roger Hargreaves)

Adam Hargreaves

The greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse continues with this Christmas adventure starring the Tenth Doctor and fan-favourite companion, Donna!

Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this fun and charming Christmas story; a seasonal special to compliment the twelve Dr Men titles in the ongoing series written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.

A new keepsake hardback format makes this the perfect Christmas gift for any Doctor Who fan.

Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Holly Black (and others)

Callum Hunt's life has fallen apart.

His friend is gone. The spy has escaped. His secret is out.

He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.

But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost. Will he stay strong, and faithful to his friends and teachers? Or take the risk, and destroy everything he's ever loved?

This fourth year at the Magisterium will be unlike anything else that has gone before . . .

'I can't wait to read more of this series!' - Rick Riordan

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back.

First edition includes an exclusive jacket poster featuring some of John's most brilliant and memorable quotes.

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

I Want Snow!

Tony Ross

When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding some penguins, Little Princess decides she wants snow too. The whole palace tries all kind of things - from sandmen instead of snowmen to mudballs instead of snowballs. But this little royal won't be satisfied until she gets what she wants... and sometimes not even then!

Scarecrow

Danny Weston

Jack and his dad are runaways. Jack’s father recently turned whistleblower, revealing the truth about the illicit dealings of some powerful people. Realising that he and Jack might be in danger, Dad drives them to a remote shooting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, where they intend to lay low.

In the cornfield beside the lodge stands a scarecrow. When Jack witnesses something incredible, he begins to realise that it is no ordinary scarecrow – it is alive, hungry and fuelled by rage. And when Dad’s enemies begin to converge on the lodge, the scarecrow might just turn out to be Jack’s best hope of survival.

The Little Book of Spooky Jokes

Joe King (and others)

What happens if you see twin witches?
You won’t be able to tell which witch is which

What did the skeleton say when his brother told a lie?
You can’t fool me, I can see right through you

These and many more howlers will make you laugh your head off (in most cases not literally).

Boy2Girl

Terence Blacker

Matthew’s American cousin comes to live with them: Sam’s small, blond and wild – with a giant attitude problem. He immediately starts to wreak havoc on Matthew’s social life – getting into fights with his friends and causing a scene whenever they go out.
School is about to start and Matthew and his friends don’t want these problems to continue, so they come up with a plan for Sam to prove his loyalty to their gang and to trick the mean girls at school. They dare Sam to go to school for the first week as a girl.
Told from the viewpoint of each of the characters – some funny, some conceited, some achingly sad.

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