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Hilo: The Great Big Boom (Hilo Book 3)

Judd Winick

The third book in a brilliant new series perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

When we last saw our INTREPID TRIO, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who-knows-where.

But friends don't let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It's up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her! Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY!

With the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, the friends will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, terrible knock-knock jokes, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments

George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do!

From concocting home-made slime to creating your own volcano, these fun experiments are all easily done, following simple step-by-step instructions and using everyday household objects.

Inspired by Roald Dahl's terrific tale, this is the book for budding young scientists everywhere!

The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, has come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.

But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't ring any bells for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth.

One thing is certain - Percy's adventuring days aren't over. He faces the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven. If he fails, it's not just their camp at risk. Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed . . .

Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves World Book Day. World Book Day 2017

It's World Book Day and Peppa and George are allowed to dress up as their favourite characters for school. George knows exactly what he wants to be, but Peppa has so many favourite stories, she can't decide who to go as . . .

Find out which costume Peppa decides to wear in this special World Book Day book.

Butterfly Beach

Jacqueline Wilson

A brand-new story starring the unlikely best friends of The Butterfly Club, published specially for World Book Day 2017, from much-loved and bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

Selma can't wait to go on holiday with her best friend forever, Tina. But a holiday with Tina means a holiday with her triplet sisters, too - and it's not long before Selma feels like the odd one out. Can their shared love of butterflies bring Selma and Tina together again?

LEGO CITY: Freeze! Police!

A brilliant police-themed LEGO CITY activity book with a cool collectible minifigure on the front!

Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book

Will Mabbitt

Would you agree to go on a perilous TOP SECRET mission to save your best friend from the creaking gibbet?

Mabel Jones is on her way to the city of Otom in search of the legendary Doomsday Book - an ancient document that might help her save the hooman race.

But Otom is a dangerous place, packed with soldiers, spies and stinking rebels. Can Mabel escape with the book, or will she fall victim to the dreaded Grand Zhoul . . . ?

The third adventure in the hilarious Mabel Jones series, written by Will Mabbitt and illustrated by Ross Collins.

Peppa Pig: The Wheels on the Bus

Sing along to The Wheels on the Bus with Peppa and her friends! This sturdy story book has real wheels, so is perfect for playtime and storytime.


Based on the hit preschool animation Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

Barking for Bagels

Michael Rosen (and others)

Shnipp the dog loves to play fetch with Julie and Lara in the park, but she doesn't love their annoying laughs. So one day she decides to run off. It's not long before Shnipp finds a new life with Bessie the Bagel Lady, eating delicious bagels every day. But when she decides to finally head home, she discovers things aren't exactly the same as when she left...

Wonder

R J Palacio

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.

Darcy Burdock: Angrosaurus Rex

Laura Dockrill

Ten-year-old Darcy Burdock is one of life's noticers. She sees the extraordinary in the everyday, and the wonder in the world around her.

In Darcy's fifth story, it's the summer holidays and Darcy is not impressed that her family haven't gone to Hawaii like she wanted. Her best friend Will has abandoned her. Worst of all, Darcy has to pack up all her things ready for moving house.

But Darcy is not going to throw a temper tantrum, as much as she wants to, because she's set herself the hardest challenge of her whole entire life: for the next six weeks, Darcy is not going to be dramatic. AT ALL!

The Funniest Space Joke Book Ever

Joe King

Why did the sun go to school?
To get brighter!

Why did the cow go to outer space?
To visit the Milky Way!

How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?
You rocket!

Why did the alien knit itself three socks?
Because it grew another foot!

Kids will be over the moon with this collection of fantastically funny space jokes!

Jamal's Journey

Michael Foreman

Jamal is a little camel so he must walk, walk, walk through the desert. One day he becomes separated from his friend, the boy, but a wise falcon helps to reunite them. They go on to explore the city and its exciting sights and sounds.

A modern tale of friendship and adventure from the twice Greenaway Award-winning author/illustrator, Michael Foreman.

Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories

John Sparkes

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories by Ladybird, read by John Sparkes.

A collection of ten newly recorded audio stories based on Peppa Pig, the hit TV show!

Includes dialogue, songs and sound effects from the show!

Stories include: Bedtime Story, Night Animals, The Wishing Well, Teddy's Playgroup, Pet Competition, Mrs Rabbit's Bump, Naughty Tortoise, The Rainy Day Game, Madam Gazelle's Leaving Party, and Freddy Fox.

Edie

Sophy Henn

Hello! My name is Edie. I am EVER so helpful.

In fact I think helping is one of the things i am best at.

Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it's helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what's what.

Sophy Henn's Edie is a stunning and stylish picture book that will be instantly familiar to parents and small children

Anna and the Swallow Man

Gavriel Savit

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story.

Kraków, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone.

Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall. And like Anna's missing father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced.

Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgement, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous . . .

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