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Broken Heart Club

Cathy Cassidy

Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They've promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart.

But sometimes things happen that you couldn't ever have expected and forever might not be as long as you think.

Now, two years later, Eden and Ryan are haunted by memories of the past. Can they find a way to bring the club back together or is it too late to mend a broken heart?

A gorgeous new story from the bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series.

DC Super Hero Girls: Scribble Book

Are you ready for your first day at Super Hero High School? Got your gadgets? Packed your punch bag? Sussed out your superpower? If not, don't panic - this scribble book is here to help you find your inner super hero!

Design an awesome crime-fighting outfit, figure out your super hero name, and doodle your way out of tricky situations. Wonder Woman™, Supergirl™ and all the other DC Super Hero Girls™ will be there to help you every step of the way. So what are you waiting for? Get your cape on, grab your pens and pencils, and let's go!

The Silver Boy

Kristina Ohlsson

They thought ghosts didn't exist . . .

But when Aladdin’s parents discover food is being stolen from their restaurant, he and his friends decide to investigate.

Soon, Aladdin notices a strange boy – dressed in short trousers, despite the freezing cold. But as hard as he tries to catch him, the boy always disappears – leaving no tracks in the fresh snow. Before long, Aladdin and his friends are pulled into a web of secrets and history, treasure and crime.

Can they uncover the mystery of the curious Silver Boy?

The Funniest Space Joke Book Ever

Joe King

Why did the sun go to school?
To get brighter!

Why did the cow go to outer space?
To visit the Milky Way!

How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?
You rocket!

Why did the alien knit itself three socks?
Because it grew another foot!

Kids will be over the moon with this collection of fantastically funny space jokes!

The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch written and illustrated by Jill Murphy is reissued with an exciting TV tie-in cover to accompany the new CBBC series in Spring 2017.The highly anticipated CBBC series stars Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Mildred, Clare Higgins (Doctor Who) as Miss Cackle and Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey) as Deputy Head, Miss Hardbroom. So hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem!

Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues...
Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 - 9 years and now made into a brilliant new TV series with fantastic special effects!

'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express

If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

House of Robots: Robot Revolution

James Patterson

After a few early glitches in their relationship, Sammy and his 'bro-bot' E are now best friends. In fact, E is such a valued member of the family that the other electronic members of the House of Robots are feeling sorely unappreciated. And when Sammy's inventor mom becomes distracted by a top-secret project, the robots soon begin to fall into disrepair.

Cue a robot revolution, with the droids wreaking harmless havoc in the house! Armed with pranks like glue in the shampoo bottles and flying toast missiles, the robots demand to be cared for. It's up to Sammy and his sister Maddie to keep the peace until his mom reveals her secret project... and why it was worth the wait.

   

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Puffin Classics

  

Grimms' Fairy Tales

George Cruikshank (and others)

From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as 'The Frog-Prince' and 'Hansel and Grettel' to the delights of 'Ashputtel' or 'Old Sultan', all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.

Daddy Long-Legs

Jean Webster (and others)

In DADDY LONG-LEGS a trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is...

An amusing coming of age story for all young people.

  

A Puffin Book

  

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

A WRINKLE IN TIME is a classic sci-fi adventure for children by bestselling US author, Madeleine L'Engle and soon to become a major new motion picture from Disney films.

When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York and wrote over 60 books for children, including A WRINKLE IN TIME, the first in her Time Quintet series and winner of the highly prestigious Newbury Medal.

Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

Catherine Storr

In TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, the wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can gobble her up. He has thought of several new ways of getting her into his clutches, but the stupid wolf is no match for clever Polly.

Percy Jackson

  

Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo

Rick Riordan (and others)

When the god Apollo asks for a favour, it's never going to be straightforward.


Percy Jackson is celebrating Grover's birthday when Apollo turns up. He's due to perform in front of the other gods on Mount Olympus but one of his four beautiful celedon singers is missing.


Percy sets off to bring her back, but the rogue celedon has sniffed her shot at a solo career and is holding up Broadway. With the bright lights of Times Square in the background, it's a showdown to remember for Percy - can he find a way to capture her and return her to Apollo in time?

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (Book 2)

Rick Riordan

Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero.

You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea.

It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants - and that was only the beginning.

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones . . .

RICK RIORDAN IS THE MYTHMASTER
The Greek Gods are alive and kicking - go to www.rickriordanmythmaster.co.uk and see for yourself

Hetty Feather

  

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather!

An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught – but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . .

Full of friendship, fun and festive cheer, this beautifully-packaged hardback is complete with stunning illustrations by Nick Sharratt and fabulous bonus material featuring fun facts about the Victorian Christmas. The perfect stocking-filler for every Jacqueline Wilson fan.

Little Stars

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes.

Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby’s show, alongside many colourful acts – including an old friend from Hetty’s past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie – and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten.

Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon – will Hetty become a true star?

Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.

Doctor Who

   

Doctor Who: Colour By Stickers

Get ready to complete eleven fantastic images from the new series of Doctor Who with this timey-wimey sticker colouring book.

Inside you'll find mosaic-style pictures of the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole, plus favourite monsters, Daleks, Cybermen and more. Complete each picture with stickers and bring the world of Doctor Who to life!

Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor

Four fantastic new adventures with the Doctor, starring Rose, Sarah-Jane, Clara and Bill, publishing on International Women's Day in March 2018.

The Worst Witch

   

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

FIRST PRIZE FOR THE WORST WITCH is the 8th book in the Worst Witch series written and illustrated by Jill Murphy.
Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is now in the last term of 4th Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all?

Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.

If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

The Worst Witch Saves the Day; The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

Jill Murphy (and others)

Puffin audio presents brand new recordings of the one and only Worst Witch, read by Gemma Arterton.

Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . .

This audiobook collection includes:

The Worst Witch Saves the Day
The Worst Witch to the Rescue
The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

World of Warriors

   

World of Warriors Official Sticker Book

The World of Warriors Official Sticker Book comes packed with essential info about the greatest warriors ever to wage war in the mysterious Wildlands, gruesome historical facts that will gross out your mates, tricky puzzles and epic battle sticker scenes, plus loads of brilliant World of Warriors stickers!

World of Warriors: Book of Warriors

The greatest warriors in history have been summoned to the Wildlands to battle for survival. But who are they and why are they so legendary? Ancient mentor Kalaban will reveal everything he knows about each warrior in this essential guide, mirroring the one that appears in the game. Book of Warriors is the perfect Christmas gift for World of Warriors fans!

The Diary of Dennis the Menace

   

The Diary of Dennis the Menace: The Great Escape

Steven Butler

Fans of Horrid Henry and Wimpy Kid will love the diaries of Britain's most famous naughty boy. In this story, Dennis the Menace - Prankmaster General and feared enemy of softies everywhere - has been sent to an elite boarding school. Help! Dennis is surrounded by bookish boffins, can't hang out with the Bash Street Kids and is nearly starving as the school dining room only serves super-healthy food. What he needs is a plan. With a little help from his menacing buddies on the outside, some fart pellets and Gran on a Charley Davison bike, it's time for Dennis to make his great escape . . .

The Diary of Dennis the Menace (book 1)

Steven Butler

The Diary of Dennis the Menace gives readers the inside story on every awesome trick and prank played by the star of The Beano. Written by Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted author of The Wrong Pong series, Steven Butler, this hilarious book will delight Beano fans. Meet Dennis, Gnasher and friends (and enemies!) and explore Beanotown with Dennis as your guide. This is a brilliant celebration of classic British comedy in the year that The Beano celebrates 75 years.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

   

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11)

Jeff Kinney

Get ready, Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is here!

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side'.

As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.

When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?

 

 

 

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