New and forthcoming

The Smoking Hourglass

Jennifer Bell

Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass.

As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city’s enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms – but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend – and some exceptional uncommon objects – can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge’s plans?

Peppa’s Holiday Post

A brand-new picture book story with six envelopes containing clues to pull out to help Peppa and George solve the mystery of where Granny and Grandpa Pig have gone on their summer holiday!

Peppa Pig: Postcards from Peppa

Peppa and George are going on holiday! Join in the holiday fun with activities, a game to play and your very own press-out postcards to colour and send!

Peppa Pig is shown daily on Nick Jr and channel Five's Milkshake.

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Monstrox

LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™

In the sequel to The Book of Monsters, Monstrox is now a stormy thundercloud (the wicked sorcerer can take many evil forms) and is on a mission to destroy Knighton! Join Monstrox and find out about his awesome evil plan and what it takes to become an evil genius. Don't miss the chance to continue the journey into the exciting land of the Nexo Knights! The book comes with an exclusive scannable shield to help readers access greater power within the Nexo Knights app.

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Cathy Cassidy

Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't stopped spinning. A new home, a new school - even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life.

There's plenty to tell - the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she's starting to feel more alone than ever.

Lexie's about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found . . .


The first in a gorgeous new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls and the perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson.

Once and for All

Sarah Dessen

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna spends her summers helping brides plan their perfect day and handling every kind of crises: missing brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids and controlling grooms. Not surprising then, that she's deeply cynical about happy-ever-afters, especially since her own first love ended in tragedy.

When handsome girl magnet Ambrose enters her life, Louna won't take him seriously. But Ambrose hates not getting what he wants and Louna is the girl he's been waiting for.

Maybe it's not too late for a happy ending after all?

'When I read a Sarah Dessen novel, I'm sixteen again, in the flush of first love.' Jodi Picoult

Ripley's Perfectly Peculiar

Robert Leroy Ripley

The latest title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Curioddities series, Perfectly Peculiar is sure to delight anyone who enjoys learning about the world of the weird! Featuring incredible stories, jaw-dropping facts, and amazing pictures, this new title is sure to provide a thrill for audiences of all ages. Readers will discover a skateboarding mouse, an underwater park, eyeball shaving, and a man who’s visited all 201 nations of the world!

Up and Up

Shirley Hughes

Follow the adventures of a little girl who’s dream of flying comes true in this stunning story by Shirley Hughes. The illustrations are packed with detail and wordless pages encourage children to engage with the story in a different way.
“Shirley Hughes is a national treasure” Philip Pullman

The Dragonsitter Detective

Josh Lacey (and others)

Dear Uncle Morton
Are you sitting down? If you’re not, you probably should. Because I have some very bad news.
Someone has stolen one of your dragons.

Eddie’s mum is getting remarried, to Uncle Morton’s Scottish neighbour Gordon. But then Ziggy is stolen. It’s not long before Arthur is taken too. Eddie must track the thief down, rescue Uncle Morton’s dragons and get to the church on time. . .

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Moira Fowley-Doyle

One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about.

Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses - and holding tight to secrets.

When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .

Very Little Rapunzel

Teresa Heapy (and others)

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair . . . "
"NO!"

Very Little Rapunzel is little. Very Little. But she has enough long dark hair to cause a lot of trouble, especially when her friend the Very Little Prince comes over to play, and brings with him some pesky headlice... How will Mummy cope with all that hair to and such a tiny comb?

From the award-winning creators of Very Little Red Riding Hood.

Peter Pan

J M Barrie (and others)

When Peter Pan flies into the night nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling, he takes them on the journey - and the adventure - of a lifetime. Mermaids, wolves and Indians weave their spell in the magical Never Never Land - where also lurks the wicked Captain Hook. Relive the wonder and excitement of J.M Barrie's timeless classic in this spectacular, swashbuckling full cast dramatistion, directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs.

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