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Warcross

Marie Lu

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships - only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she's going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad)

Scott Reintgen

Every life has a price in Scott Reintgen pulse-pounding new sci-fi adventure, Nyxia, as a group of teens are taken to the far reaches of the universe and forced to decide what they're willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.

Emmett Atwater isn't just leaving Detroit; he's leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden-a planet that Babel has kept hidden-where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel's ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.

'A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.' Marie Lu,#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites series

Peter Rabbit Animation: Snowball Fight!

Join Peter Rabbit and his friends Benjamin and Lilly for a snowy adventure.

When Peter, Lily and Benjamin challenge Peter's sisters, Flopsy and Mopsy, to a snow-bunny-making competition they end up in a frosty fix. Thankfully Nutkin and his squirrel band are on hand to save the friends from Mr Tod with some well-aimed snowballs!

Elmer's Bedtime

David McKee

It's Elmer's bedtime, but he still needs to find the perfect place to sleep. Bring the adventure to life as puppet-Elmer splashes in the lake with the hippos, tries to climb a tree with the monkeys, yawns, snuggles and waves goodbye.
The cuddly puppet fits both big and little hands, making this interactive hand puppet book perfect for sharing between parent and child.

Ripley's Fun Facts and Silly Stories Activity Annual 2018

Robert Ripley

Featuring brand new Believe It or Not! stories, puzzles, and games, Ripley’s fans are guaranteed to giggle and gasp their way through the Fun Facts & Silly Stories Activity Annual 2018.

Ripley's newest offering for kids ages 7–10, Fun Facts & Silly Stories will delight kids who love the weird, the wild, and the wonderful! Jam-packed with exclusive content not found in any other Ripley's book, this year's activity annual contains fantastic stories, eye-popping photographs and engrossing activities that kids and parents will love.

The Little Prince

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Written during World War II, The Little Prince tells of the friendship between the narrator, an aviator stranded in the Sahara desert, and a mysterious boy whom he encounters there. Ruler of a tiny asteroid of which he is the only inhabitant, the Little Prince chats disarmingly about his curious adventures in space and since arriving on earth; of his distant home and of his love for a beautiful and capricious rose, to whom he longs to return. A moving and deceptively simple tale, it was described by Saint-Exupéry as a children's story for adults, and it works on several levels as an allegory of his own life, or of the human condition. Children love it for its deadpan fantasy, for its sense of amused bafflement at the grown-up world and for the author's attractive watercolour illustrations which are an integral part of the book.

My Little Pony - Wipe-Clean First Writing

My Little Pony

This fun My Little Pony activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and a special pen to make practising first handwriting and alphabet skills as easy as A, B, C!

Each page covers both upper-case capital letters and lower-case letter shapes in alphabetical order, with a colourful My Little Pony image alongside each one - from A for Applejack to R for Rainbow Dash. The book teaches children to write letters in the correct way with their pen, using coloured arrows for them to follow, and allows lots of space for them to practise each letter on their own. Also includes guidance for left-handed children who may need to form some letters differently.

This book is perfect for helping to support children as they learn to write the English alphabet at school or at home, and is the ideal companion to My Little Pony - Wipe-Clean First Spellings.

My Little Pony - Wipe-Clean First Spellings

My Little Pony

This fun My Little Pony activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and a special pen to make practising first spellings as easy as A, B, C!

Each page provides practice of themed words that children will come across, both at school and in the My Little Pony world, to help support school and home learning. Content includes key phonics spelling patterns such as 'ai', 'er' and 'igh', nouns, verbs, tricky words, numbers and character words. The last page can be used as a place for your child to practise their own school spellings using the 'look, cover, write, check' approach.

Help your child to trace over the words or write them out, then wipe the pages clean using the special eraser on top of the pen and practise again!

This book is perfect for helping to support children as they learn to spell simple English words at school or at home, and is the ideal companion to My Little Pony - Wipe-Clean First Writing.

The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley (and others)

Oliver Peace, Timothy West and Julia McKenzie star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charles Kingsley’s classic tale of a chimney sweep who becomes a water baby. Forced up the chimneys of Hartover Hall by his cruel master, Grimes, young Tom gets lost and comes down the wrong one, frightening little Miss Ellie. In the chase that follows, he is rescued by the fairies and taken to be a water baby under the waves. There, he makes friends with sea creatures such as the Lobster and meets the beautiful, kind fairy Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and her ugly, unpleasant sister Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. When he is introduced to the other Water Babies, he is reunited with Ellie, who has also been transformed. With her support, he sets off on a quest to the Other-End-Of-Nowhere. But first he must find Mother Carey’s peace pool – and help out the last person he wants to save: his former master... Oliver Peace stars as Tom, with Timothy West as Charles Kingsley and Julia McKenzie as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby and Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children’s classics lives on in BBC Radio’s acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. Duration: 3 hours approx.

The Little Prince

Antoine De Saint-Exupery (and others)

Robert Powell stars as the Aviator with Garrett Moore as the Little Prince in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s popular fable. When he crashes in the Sahara Desert, the Aviator believes he is all alone – until he meets an unusual space traveller: a boy with golden hair who calls himself The Little Prince. As the Aviator repairs his plane, the Little Prince tells him fantastical tales about his amazing interplanetary journey. On his home planet, asteroid B-612, he fell in love with a beautiful rose, but left her to explore the universe. In the course of his travels, he has met people including a King, a drunkard and a lamplighter, as well as a snake and a wise fox – but now he must return home and be reunited with his rose... A classic story about love, friendship and loss, The Little Prince is one of the most read books in the world. This poignant dramatisation, translated and dramatised by Bonnie Greer, features a distinguished cast including Bernard Cribbins, Susannah Corbett and Stephen Thorne. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children’s classics lives on in BBC Radio’s acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects. Duration: 2 hours approx.

Go Jetters Academy Activity Book

Go Jetters

Are you ready for a global adventure with the Go Jetters? Young fans will love this awesome activity book, packed full of facts about the world's greatest landmarks and containing a pop-out Big Ben monument.

Big Words for Little Geniuses

James Patterson (and others)

There's no gobbledygook in this book! Just fun big words for your Lilliputian genius to learn!

Why should your little genius's first word be cat when it can be catawampus? Start your child off with an early love of reading with these big words that are wonderfully fun to say!

Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe!

Colin Furze

The first practical-inventions book for children by YouTuber Colin Furze. Colin is on a mission to inspire a new generation of budding inventors to be creative and make things! This Book Isn't Safe! contains ten awesome inventions for girls, boys and parents everywhere to make at home with a basic tool kit.

Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Sally Nicholls

Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.

May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.

But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?

The Little Vampire

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Nine-year-old Tony loves ghosts and horror stories, but when he's left home alone one night, he gets quite the fright as Rudolph the little vampire flies in!
Soon the two are firm friends (when Rudolph isn't trying to bite Tony). Tony even visits the little vampire's Family Vault in the graveyard where he narrowly escapes the clutches of Rudolph's fearsome Great-Aunt Dorothy. But what will happen when Tony's parents try to invite his new friend for dinner...?

Yoga Babies

Fearne Cotton (and others)

We're the Yoga Babies, look what we can do!
The Yoga Babies love to have fun trying new poses. Sometimes life is busy and tricky, but not to worry! Yoga can help everyone chill out. Follow these babies big and small as they practise yoga at home, in the garden and before bedtime, then you can have a go at home, too!

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