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The Snowman and The Snowdog

Raymond Briggs (Author)

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

Jill Murphy (Author)

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.

The Incredible Hulk Movie Novelisation

Puffin Books (Author)

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 . . .

St Trinian's

Pippa Le Quesne (Author)

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.

Pirate School: The Curse of Snake Island

Brian James (Author)

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?

Bloodsong

Melvin Burgess (Author)

'You thought you were watching my death,' hissed the dragon. 'But you were watching your own.' And then he lunged.

Forced into the clutches of a bloodthirsty dragon, Sigurd is fighting not only for his life, but for the survival of an apocalyptic Britain. For Sigurd is the chosen one, the golden warrior boy blessed with the courage of a hero and the strength of a lion. In a world where power and corruption are all consuming, can he fulfil his destiny and overcome the tyranny that threatens to destroy him?

The Sign of the Black Dagger

Joan Lingard (Author)

When Will and Lucy's dad disappears, their life changes for ever. They uncover a trail of secrets and lies - but hidden in a fireplace in their old Edinburgh house, there's a clue that might lead them to the truth. A journal that tells the story of another pair of twins, William and Louisa, who lived in their house two-hundred years before. Their own father was in serious financial trouble and took sanctuary - as all debtors could - in the grounds of Holyrood Abbey. A place full of French aristocrats fleeing revolution; a haven of intrigue and spies. In 1796, a mysterious black dagger helped the children save the life of an exiled French Count. And now it will lead Will and Lucy to find their own dad - and the truth about why he's disappeared.

The Roald Dahl Centenary Boxed Set

Roald Dahl (Author)

The top ten bestselling and best-loved Roald Dahl stories of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny, the Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits and The Witches in beautiful hardback with foiled dust-jackets, and presented in a stunning giftbox.

M. I. High: A New Generation

Jonny Zucker (Author) , Keith Brumpton (Author)

MI High is Britain's newest secret weapon in the fight against terrorism. No-one would suspect that thirteen-year-olds Daisy, Blane and Rose are undercover agents and working for MI9 in an inner-city high school. Relive the very first episode of this slick drama as seen on BBC1. Also includes an 8pp colour inset with stills from the show as well as extra character profiles.

The Angel Stone

Livi Michael (Author)

In every generation there are those who believe eternal life is the one way forward for humankind...

Manchester, 1605 and Simeon is torn from his mother to sing at the cathedral school.

In the here and now of modern Manchester, Kate's father has mysteriously vanished.

Suddenly Simeon and Kate's lives are bound together by the power of the cathedral's Angel stone. One of them must make a terrible sacrifice. But who will it be - and at what cost to their future..?

And their past?

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling (Author) , Tony Robinson (Read by)

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these stories are brought to life by the fantastical narration of Tony Robinson.

Book of Shadows and The Coven

Cate Tiernan (Author)

Sixteen-year-old Morgan is not who she thought she was...

Something is happening to Morgan. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She has discovered a power inside her that normal people don't posses. A dark magickal power. And it scares her. She never chose to learn witchcraft but now witchcraft is choosing her.

Her power is seductive. And it hasn't gone unnoticed...

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling (Author) , Tony Robinson (Author) , Tony Robinson (Read by)

Hear the best stories ever written with Puffin Classics Audiobooks

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, a classic story of friendship between man and beast. Fantastically told by the actor Tony Robinson.

Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends.

Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

Roald Dahl (Author) , Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Five fantastic Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Magic Finger and Esio Trot. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

The Great American Mousical

Emma Walton Hamilton (Author) , Julie Andrews Edwards (Author)

Underneath one of the theatres of Broadway is a beautiful little miniature theatre where a troupe of theatrical mice put on their own shows. They're busy rehearsing a new musical when their diva, Miss Adelaide, is kidnapped by humans. Can she make it back to the theatre in time? Can the mice make the show work without their star? The show must go on!

An unforgettable glimpse of life backstage, with an engaging cast, a daring adventure and a brave new hero – all adding up to a delightful, charming and funny story for boys and girls of 8+.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Roger Green (Author) , Alan Langford (Illustrator)

The great stories of the heroic Age - Dionysus, Heracles, Theseus, The Quest for the Golden Fleece, and many more.

Deadly!

Morris Gleitzman (Author)

When Amy arrives home for her birthday tea, her parents have vanished and in their place is a baby she's never seen before. At around the same time Sprocket wakes up naked on a deserted mountainside and realises that he has lost his memory. Both kids set out on journeys to find the people they belong to, little knowing that they will soon join forces and embark, with the baby, on the deadliest quest of their lives. Morris Gleitzman writes Amy's story and Paul Jennings Sprocket's, with each of them contributing alternate chapters.

M. I. High: Secrets & Spies

Jonny Zucker (Author) , Keith Brumpton (Author)

Move over, Alex Rider, as MI High is Britain's newest secret weapon. MI9 have come up with the perfect plan- to employ thirteen-year-olds Daisy, Rose and Blane as secret agents. Their mission is to uncover terrosrist plots as well as hand their homework in on time. This is the second novelization in the series, which features an 8pp colour inset as well as a character profiles.

Doomwyte

Brian Jacques (Author)

When young mouse Bisky convinces the creatures of Redwall Abbey to go in search of fabled treasure, they do not suspect that the evil Korvus Skurr and his sinister ravens, the Doomwytes, will be vying for the very same treasure. Bisky and his fellow Redwallers must summon all their courage to face their most ruthless enemies yet in an exhilarating, terrifying treasure hunt.

The Time Apprentice

Val Tyler (Author)

Old Father Tim and his grandson, Tid, have adopted young Sofi Mossel into the magical world of the Guardians. Born into the dirty and cruel underground world of the Wreccas, Sofi wants to forget her past and be a real Guardian.

But then a massive quake strikes and Human and Guardian time are ripped apart. Before Sofi and Tid can help save the future of their world, Sofi must first face her past . . .

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