It's hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone.
It's been sixty-five days since the accident that ripped Juniper's world apart. Life without her kind, beautiful, vibrant big sister Camilla is a colder, darker place.
Until she discovers the letter. The letter Camie wrote, but never got to send. It's mysteriously addressed to 'You' and dated July 4th - the day of the accident. Desperate to learn the identity of Camie's secret love, Juniper starts to investigate.
But then she loses something herself. A card from her daily ritual, The Happiness Index: little notecards on which she rates the day. The Index has been holding Juniper together since Camie's death - but without this card, there's a hole. And this particular card contains Juniper's own secret: a memory she can't let anyone else find out.
An unforgettable story of love, loss, mistakes and memories.
That much is clear to Tiffany. But she likes them . . . in an odd sort of way. Just as she likes Roland . . . in a friend sort of way (which most certainly isn’t odd).
But Tiffany hasn’t really got time to think about Roland, because she has accidentally danced with Winter himself – the Wintersmith.
And now the Wintersmith has a bit of a crush on Tiffany.
According to her friend Daft Wullie, if Tiffany kisses the Wintersmith (an awful thought), her nose turns blue and fall off. According to the witches, if she doesn’t shake off her admirer, there will never be another springtime . . .
George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are.
But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in our skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they're undertaking gets scarier and scarier . . .
The fifth adventure in this series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking - also containing up-to-the-minute scientific facts and information by the world's leading scientists.
The Snowman and The Snowdog is the much-anticipated sequel to The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.
This enchanting book reunites readers with the Snowman and introduces them to an adorable new puppy-friend, the Snowdog. Beautiful images from the film bring the magical Christmas story to life in this enchanting book.
This book includes an audio CD featuring a narration read by Benedict Cumberbatch and the music from the beautiful score of the film.
The Worst Witch written and illustrated by Jill Murphy is reissued with exciting new branding and format. The Worst Witch is the first in the bestselling children's series by Jill Murphy.
Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem! 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.
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...
'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express
Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.
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.
Get ready, Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming!
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?
Children who enjoyed Bottomley the Brave and Bottomley Cattery when they were younger will be delighted to see that Bottomley, the cat of little energy and a large imagination, is back in three new stories for older readers.In Bottomley's Spooky Night, Bottomley unsuspectingly ventures out on Hallowe'en and meets an army of creatures he thinks are trying to invade the planet! In Bottomley in Telly Land, our favourite moggy sneaks into a TV studios and kids himself into thinking that he is going to become a TV star, and in Bottomley's Angels, Bottomley finds himself taking a big part in the school nativity play.
Jamie and Ned are twins. They do everything together: riding their bikes, beachcombing outside their house, watching their favourite episodes of Star Trek.
But Ned is sick, and one day, he may leave Jamie behind.
When they discover a strange creature on the beach, Ned wants one more adventure and decides to keep him secretly in their garage. But Jamie begins to hope that the creature might bring some miracle, and stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow . . .
After an accident, Dr Bruce Banner seeks a cure for a unique condition which causes him to turn into a monster when angry. Escaping from the military, who want to use him as a weapon, Banner is close to finding a cure when a new creature emerges . . .
Lizzie, Max and Dan have never liked their neighbours, the fussy and nagging Potwards, so when it appears that Lizzie's magic potion has made them move out, the children should be delighted. Their glee is short-lived, however, as they worry over who might move in, and more magic seems necessary. Soon the three children are caught in a web of secrecy and conspiracy as one spell leads to another, each more powerful than the last. And then Max decides to cast a spell of his own, on his very worst enemy. . .
Emma's life has been turned upside down since her father was accused of murdering her grandmother in Kalos, Greece. Although he was found not guilty, the accusation haunts the family, and they relocate to Wessex in an attempt to make a fresh start. But news of the family's history has travelled with them, and Emma becomes the target of vicious bullies at school. Enough is finally enough, and Emma secretly hatches a plan to visit Kalos to find the truth and try to clear her father's name. But, as the plot begins to thicken, Emma finds herself in grave danger...
'Everything, as far as Dee could tell, was a laugh to Hazel and Abbie. They were just the kind of friends she needed.'
When Dee's traumatised family start a new life, she is relieved to find two uncomplicated, fun-loving friends. But with the onset of problems for one, and a controlling boyfriend influencing the other, Dee notices frightening parallels with her own troubles. Is she seeing things clearly, though?
And will her efforts to help mean revealing family secrets? Secrets they so desperately want to keep hidden.
The motley crew of St Trinian’s are back, unteachable as ever, in a brilliant new film from Ealing Studios starring Rupert Everett as Miss Fritton. The girls do their hilarious worst to help save the school from a funding crisis.
Glastonbury: A gathering of free spirits having an amazing time in a magical setting. Laura's favourite band are playing there, and she can't wait to go. But her friends let her down, and she finds herself going by herself. Almost immediately she loses both her tent and her mobile phone, and is now truly on her own. It seems like the worst possible moment in her life, as she is stranded, alone, amongst people with a completely different lifestyle, who are quite outside her previous experience. A family of travellers take her in, and help her relax into the unique atmosphere of the festival, and then she falls in love. It all adds up to an unforgettable Glastonbury experience and Laura decides it's the only place to be.
Gary suspects he is turning invisible and blames the door-key he has to wear round his neck. Could it be a magic key? He decides to hide so that people will have to search and find him, thus proving that he isn't invisible after all. But first there are one or two problems in the way, such as a mysterious box of chocolates, a bloodstained body in an amusement arcade, a space-ship and an alien on the headland, all of which turn Gary's flight into a nightmare.
Winner of the Young Quills Prize for Historical Fiction. When War breaks out, Billy’s dad joins the army and most of his friends are evacuated from Balham, South London. But Billy’s mum doesn’t believe the bombs will ever fall on them and she refuses to send him and his sister Rose away. Life in Balham has certainly changed for Billy: no school, no friends and, because of rationing, no treats. But by September 1940, things are about to get a lot worse. Hitler has a plan for the destruction of London and soon Billy is caught up in the Blitz: an event so terrifying, it will take every ounce of courage for him to survive in war-torn Balham and keep his family together.
From when he first sees him as a tall shadowy figure through the glass front-door, Matt has never trusted his mum's boyfriend Ian. Although it's obvious that Matt's mum and little sister Sara both adore him, Matt resents how quickly Ian has made himself at home. So when Ian disappears with Sara, Matt is sure that his suspicions have been right all along...that Ian has vanished back into the shadows - but this time with Sara.
The pirate ship's first mate, Rotten Tooth, sees Pete and his friends more as an annoyance than pirates in training. As the ship heads towards Snake Island, Pete has an idea to earn some respect - if the kids can find the hidden treasure before the grown-ups, then they'll have to be taken seriously! Only one problem: the treasure is guarded by a giant snake that curses anyone who looks in its eyes. Can the pirate kids find the treasure, earn the pirates' respect, and escape certain death?
Arthur Bean is a genius - it's just that no one else realises this quite yet. He's going to be a world-famous author, even if he's an outcast who is only confident whilst writing. What he writes is pretty funny, but it gets him into trouble, too - with his English teacher; the editor of the school newspaper; the beautiful girl in his class, Kennedy; and with his number one nemesis, Robbie Zack. Arthur is often too honest for his own good - except for when he's handing in stories based a little too closely on famous novels. Through letters, email exchanges, 'SEE ME' notes and doodles, enter the funny, touching and often mixed-up mind of Arthur Bean, creative genius.