New and forthcoming

The Great Economists

Linda Yueh

An expert new voice presents an overarching account of the biggest questions of our time - all in one accessible book

Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems - but often their ideas are hard to digest, even before we try to apply them to today's issues. Linda Yueh is renowned for her combination of erudition, as an accomplished economist herself, and accessibility, as a leading writer and broadcaster in this field. In The Great Economists she explains the key thoughts of history's greatest economists, how our lives have been influenced by their ideas and how they could help us with the policy challenges that we face today.

In the light of current economic problems, and in particular economic growth, Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo to contemporary academics Douglass North and Robert Solow. Along the way, she asks, for example, what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future for the Chinese economy? How do the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state intervention? And with globalisation in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism?

Plate Tectonics: A Ladybird Expert Book

Iain Stewart

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plate Tectonics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to what really goes on under the ground beneath our feet.

Written by the celebrated geologist, lecturer and scientific presenter Iain Stewart, Plate Tectonics explores the Earth's building blocks and the geophysical theory that changed the way we look at the world.

You'll learn about the puzzle pieces that make up the Earth today, monsoon-like currents in our planet's radioactive core, magnetic force lines and how the ocean would look without water.

Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Brain Food

Dr Lisa Mosconi

The eminent neuroscientist and nutritionist explains how what we eat affects how we think

'We are what we eat' is an age-old adage. But while we often talk about diets affecting our fitness, we don't talk about how what we eat and drink affects the health of the hungriest organ in the body - our brain.

Brain Food makes clear the connection between nutrition and our brain's health, focusing attention on how crucial dietary recommendations are - three eggs, for example, provide the daily amount of brain super-nutrients that are often deficient in Alzheimer's patients. Based partly on her own discoveries, and using proven dietary concepts and emerging science, such as the connection between the brain and the gut, Dr Lisa Mosconi expertly reveals the importance of starting work now to prevent dementia, stress and memory loss, no matter how old we are.

Innovative and timely, and with accompanying recipes and guides to show each of us how we can most effectively change our diets, Brain Food demonstrates how being smart about our diet can make us smarter overall.

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai (and others)

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times.

My Little Pony - Wipe-Clean First Writing

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

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.

Ladybird Readers Non-Fiction Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Ladybird Readers Non-Fiction Pack contains twelve beautifully illustrated non-fiction Graded Readers. The Pack also contains an Activity Book to accompany each Graded Reader, and is available to order from the warehouse.

These books are at levels 1 to 4, and are suitable for students from pre-A1 to A2 proficiency on the CEFR scale.

Ladybird Readers BBC Earth multi-copy Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Ladybird Readers BBC Earth multi-copy Pack contains six copies of each of two different Graded Readers (BBC Earth: Baby Animals - Ladybird Readers Level 1 & BBC Earth: Hungry Animals - Ladybird Readers Level 2), as well as six copies of the accompanying Activity Books, and is available to order from the warehouse.

Levels 1 and 2 are ideal for students at pre-A1 and A1 proficiency on the CEFR scale.

Ladybird Readers Peppa Pig Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Ladybird Readers Peppa Pig Pack contains nine copies of Graded Readers featuring Peppa Pig and her friends. The Pack also contains an Activity Book to accompany each Graded Reader, and is available to order from the warehouse.

These books are in levels 1 & 2 of the Ladybird Readers series. These levels are ideal for students at pre-A1 and A1 proficiency on the CEFR scale.

Ladybird Readers Starter Level Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Ladybird Readers Starter Level Pack contains twelve copies of Graded Readers from the Starter level of the Ladybird Readers series. These books use a phonics-based approach to learning English as a foreign language. The Pack also contains an Activity Book to accompany each Graded Reader, and is available to order from the warehouse.

These books are suitable for students who are new to English language learning - at pre-A1 proficiency on the CEFR scale.

Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Crack the code to your future dreams

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes!

Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true.

Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

Operation Ouch!: The HuManual

Ben Elcomb (and others)

Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out all about what makes YOU tick, from the wonders of the human brain to the tingling in your ticklish toes. From crazy bodily functions to bizarre real-life medical cases, this is the ultimate guide to getting to know yourself, inside and out!

Operation Ouch! is a BAFTA-winning CBBC series, from the makers of Embarrassing Bodies and 10 Years Younger. It's presented by real-life doctors (and twin brothers) Chris and Xand van Tulleken.

Wave Me Goodbye

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.

Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.

Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

I am a Doctor – Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1

Doctors are very busy people. Read about where they work, how they make patients better and the kit they use to do their job.
Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.


Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.


There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional stories from around the world, to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of specially written first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.


Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.


I am a Doctor is a Level 1 Read it yourself book, suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading. A small number of frequently repeated words, simple facts, clearly labelled images and captions reinforce key information. Includes contents, index and a picture glossary.

I am an Athlete – Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 2

Find out about the sprint, javelin, long jump and other sports that athletes compete in. Would you like to be an athlete one day?

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional stories from around the world, to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of specially written first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

I am an Athlete is a Level 2 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help. Additional facts support the key information and thematic links are made between across subjects. Includes contents, index and a picture glossary.

Meet My Family – Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 1

Families have grandpas and grandmas, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters - even cats and dogs! Which family is most like yours?

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional stories from around the world, to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of specially written first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

Meet My Family is a Level 1 Read it yourself book, suitable for very early readers who are ready to take their first steps in reading. A small number of frequently repeated words, simple facts, clearly labelled images and captions reinforce key information. Includes contents, index and a picture glossary.