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

Peppa Pig: Peppa at the Beach

Ladybird (and others)

Peppa and her family are in Australia, staying with Kylie Kangaroo. When the two families visit the beach to learn how to surf, Daddy Pig and George find their own special way of riding the waves!

Peter Rabbit: Hello Peter!

Beatrix Potter

Hello Peter! introduces very young children to the delightful world of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. This is the perfect first book for babies, who will love finding out about Peter, and how he spends his day. The contemporary design and gentle rhyme will make this a firm favourite with today's parents and their babies.

Hello Peter! forms part of a continuing range of Peter Rabbit books specifically for babies.

Peter Rabbit: Hello Flopsy!

Beatrix Potter

Hello Peter! introduces very young children to the delightful world of Beatrix Potter's Flopsy. This is the perfect first book for babies, who will love finding out about Flopsy, and how she spends her day. The contemporary design and gentle rhyme will make this a firm favourite with today's parents and their babies.

Hello Flopsy! forms part of a continuing range of Peter Rabbit books specifically for babies.

Spot's Fun in the Sun

Eric Hill (and others)

Penguin presents Spot's Fun in the Sun by Eric Hill, read by David Oyelowo.

A wonderful summer collection of nine beloved Spot tales!

Join Spot, the mischievous puppy, and all his friends as they play and explore outside. A summer of fun with picnics, fun fairs and adventures in the garden.

This collection contains:

Spot Goes Camping, Spot's First Picnic, Spot at the Fair, Spot's Garden, Spot Follows his Nose, Spot's Umbrella, Spot's Windy Day, Spot's Tree House and Spot Finds a Key.

Roald Dahl’s 123

Roald Dahl (and others)

*Learn to count with Roald Dahl, the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller!*

Introduce titchy toddlers to the magical world of Dahl with this BRAND NEW board book Roald Dahl's 123, teaching the littlest readers how to count with the help of the Enormous Crocodile and his snappy jaws!

With beautiful, bright, colourful illustrations from Quentin Blake, plus a lift the flap surprise at the end, this is the perfect first baby book for all budding Dahl fans.

Keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's Opposites too!

Roald Dahl’s Opposites

Roald Dahl (and others)

Learn your opposites with Roald Dahl's Opposites, from the world's NUMBER ONE storyteller (and with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile too...)

Busy little hands can lift the flaps to discover the opposites with iconic illustrations of Dahl's much loved characters from the one and only, Quentin Blake.

This sturdy board book is the perfect first baby book to introduce titchy toddlers to the world of Roald Dahl. And keep an eye out for Roald Dahl's 123!

Project Prep

Janneke Niessen (and others)

Project Prep tells the story of four thirteen-year-old girls as they begin to discover a new world of technology, entrepreneurship and coding. It’s also a story about friendship, love, fashion and all the other things in the life of a thirteen-year-old. The girls come across the challenges, setbacks and successes any entrepreneur faces, but most importantly they discover how magical working in technology can be – the amazing feeling that comes from seeing an idea become a reality, something you can actually use and that is impacting other people’s lives for the better.

Along the way readers will learn the ins and outs of the tech world, meet entrepreneurial role models, and learn the beginnings of how to code.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog

Abie Longstaff (and others)

The Fairytale Hairdresser is styling her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate Prince Freddie's coronation. But Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen - could his mysterious uncle be behind the disappearance? And who is the funny little frog in Kittie's salon?

Together with her new friend Princess Lily, and armed with all her hairdressing skills, Kittie sets out to solve the mysteries and bring order back to Fairy Land.

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Magical Unicorn

Peppa Pig

Do you love unicorns? So do Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep!

When Suzy comes over to Peppa's to play, they have a lot of fun with Peppa's new toy horse, Horsey Twinkle Toes.

But what they really want to play with is a wonderful, magical, colourful UNICORN!

Can Daddy Pig makes their dreams come true?

Peppa's Magical Unicorn is a lovely picture book, that all unicorn fans will adore. And with a very sparkly front cover, it's the perfect gift for every little reader.

My Messed-Up Life

Susin Nielsen

Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he’s decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. To Violet, it’s like he’s traded his old life for a better one – complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener.
Violet decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he’s missing: she needs George Clooney, Hollywood superstar.

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