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

Hey Duggee: Sticky Stick Sticker Book

Hey Duggee

Duggee and the Squirrels have made a very special new friend - a stick! Join them in this fun collection of puzzles and sticky stickers for stick fans everywhere. This stickiest of sticker books also includes sticky stick stickers for making and decorating sticks of your very own!

Hey Duggee is a BAFTA and Emmy-winning CBeebies animation about a big dog, a gang of little Squirrels, and a lot of Duggee Hugs. A-woof!

Spot's Tractor

Eric Hill (and others)

Rumble rumble beep! Spot is having a great day out on the farm, riding in the tractor and helping out with lots of jobs. But when Spot comes across a lost lamb, will he be able to save the day and find its mother?

This entertaining story, featuring the much-loved Spot, is a perfect introduction to the fun of the farm. And the tractor-shaped board with moving wheels means its fun to read and to play with!

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn

Chris Chatterton (and others)

The perfect bedtime book to calm your own sleepy unicorns!

Full of magic, sparkle and rainbows (and one naughty unicorn), little readers will love this calming tale before bed.

It's bedtime, but one lively little unicorn can't quite settle down and go to sleep! As her dad counts down the minutes to bed, what mischief can she get into?

Finishing on a gentle end, it's the perfect bedtime tale.

Also coming soon: Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Monster

Minecraft: The Crash

Tracey Baptiste

*** The second official Minecraft tie-in novel, following the Sunday Times bestseller The Island ***

The brand-new official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her desires—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears.

Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She's more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later kind of person. But consequences can’t be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash.

Waking up in the hospital, almost paralyzed by her injuries, Bianca is faced with questions she’s not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft that responds to her every wish, giving her control over a world at the very moment she thought she’d lost it. As she explores this new realm, she encounters Esme and Anton, two kids who are also playing on the hospital server. The trio teams up to play through to the End, and hopefully to find Lonnie along the way.

But the road to recovery isn’t without its own dangers. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must deal with the uncertainties that have been plaguing her: Is Lonnie really in the game? And can Bianca help him to return to reality with her?

The Battle of the Blighty Bling

Ruth Quayle (and others)

Vic and her younger brother and sister Bert and Maud have been left alone at home, which means they will surely get into mischief. But not just any ordinary kind of mischief, because Vic and her family are PIRATES.

The only problem is, Dad sunk the family pirate ship and now the family is stuck in a caravan by the sea. So when the kids accidentally lose the family pirate treasure, the legendary Blighty Bling, it's up to them to take to the high seas in a leaky rowing boat and get it back, with their annoying know-it-all neighbours in tow.

But their swashbuckling adventure runs into a few problems when they meet their pirate enemy, Captain Guillemot, and Vic discovers a few home truths along the way...

Peppa Pig: Flip-Flap Peppa

Peppa Pig

What will Peppa be today? You choose!

A witch, a fairy, a doctor or an astronaut? Just flip the flaps and create your very own Peppa Pig adventure!

Perfect to help little piglets use their imagination and storytelling skills, everyone will love this brand new, super exciting way to enjoy Peppa books!

All These Beautiful Strangers

Elizabeth Klehfoth (and others)


Beneath the glittering heights of the rich and powerful, lie secrets that can destroy them all...

The perfect summer beach read, for fans of Cruel Intentions, The Secret History and One of Us is Lying.

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Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for. A tight knit family. A loyal set of friends. A fast-track to whichever college she chooses.

But Charlie isn't interested in what most people want.

She's a Calloway. She's special. And she's been taught to want more.

So when she's invited to join an exclusive secret society, her determination to get in is matched only by her conviction that she belongs there.

But behind their mysterious facade is a history of lies which unravels everything Charlie thought she knew... including the story behind her mother's disappearance ten years ago.

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Praise for All These Beautiful Strangers:

'A gripping thriller where secrets of the past and present stir in the shadows. I was drawn in from the start and couldn't wait to discover the truth. A real page-turner!' - Kate Ormand, author of The Wanderers

'What you would get if you combined The Secret History with Cruel Intentions with Luckiest Girl Alive...this is going to be big' - Entertainment Weekly

Peppa Pig: Peppa Plays Cricket

Peppa Pig

Can Daddy Pig train Peppa, George and Suzy to be the next Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad?

It is a very sunny day. Perfect for a game of cricket!

Daddy Pig teaches Peppa, George and Suzy Sheep how to play cricket in the garden, followed by the most important part of the game - taking a break for tea and cake!

Everyone loves cricket, especially Daddy Pig!

The perfect book for your little cricketers, teaching them the rules of the game as well as teamwork and sportsmanship.

Mr Lemoncello's Great Library Race

Chris Grabenstein

Everyone's favourite game maker, Mr Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! Kyle must compete in a great race - by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello's corporate banana jet! - to find fascinating facts about famous Americans.

But then a few surprising 'facts' surface about Mr Lemoncello . . . Could Kyle's hero be a fraud? Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before it's GAME OVER for Mr Lemoncello . . . !

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

William Steig (and others)

One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make all his wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish with unexpected consequences. Will Sylvester find his way back to his family? Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal, this modern classic is full of warmth, humour and joy.

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