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Skylanders Mask of Power: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master

Onk Beakman (Author)

As sea creatures gang up on the landlubbers of Skylands and the mermaids of Last Chance Cove abandon their underwater kingdom, Gill Grunt embarks on an incredible adventure. From the pen of Onk Beakman, based on the smash hit Skylanders video game, Gill Grunt versus the Fish Master is the second novel in the hilarious, enthralling Mask of Power series.

Skylanders Mask of Power: Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers

Onk Beakman (Author)

'Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers' stars Skylanders hero Terrafin along with game favourites Hot Dog, Sonic Boom and Sprocket.

Boom! When some innocent-looking sweet stuff explodes in a Gillman's face, it leads Terrafin on an amazing journey to the summit of Junk Mountain. Can he and his friends conquer Kaos, or is Skyland's biggest brawler about to meet his match?

Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders Giants and SWAP Force video games, this fourth tale in the thrilling Mask of Power series follows on from Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters, Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master and Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen.

Skylanders Mask of Power: Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

Onk Beakman (Author)

Storm clouds are gathering - which wouldn't be unusual, if it wasn't for the fact that this is meant to be the Cloudless Desert! As weird weather reports flood in from all over Skylands, Cynder heads off on a mission to the Isle of the Undead to find out what's going on. Whatever it is, it definitely looks like rain!

The secrets of the Mask of Power unfold further in this fifth novel in the story series from the pen of Onk Beakman. Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.

Skylanders Mask of Power: Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen

Onk Beakman (Author)

The greatest Storm Titan of them all is about to make a royal appointment with his biggest challenge yet. Lightning Rod teams up with Drobot, Double Trouble and Pop Fizz to journey to a far-off city where the locals have an eye for trouble!
From the pen of Onk Beakman comes the third tale in the Mask of Power series, based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.

Skylanders Mask of Power: Spyro versus the Mega Monsters

Onk Beakman (Author)

Super-sized critters are popping up and causing havoc all over Skylands! Spyro and his fellow Skylanders set out on a mission to work out what's going on and save the day - but it seems the scheming Kaos is intent on beating them to it. Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video game, Spyro versus the Mega Monsters is the very first novel in the new Mask of Power story series.

Flour Babies

Anne Fine (Author)

Flour Babies by Anne Fine, won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1992. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times.
Funny and poignant, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.

Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson (Author) , Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator)

Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.

Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig

Deborah Hopkinson (Author) , Charlotte Voake (Illustrator)

A brand new picture book from the award-winning and well-loved Charlotte Voake and Deborah Hopkinson about the young Beatrix Potter and her animal friends.

Young Beatrix Potter loves to draw animals. She has many pets whom she likes to paint - a frog, a salamander, a canary and even a hedgehog. But she doesn't have a guinea pig so she borrows her neighbour's, promising that no harm will come to the cuddly creature.
After all, what could possibly go wrong...?
This hilarious and charming new book is based on Beatrix Potter's own diary entries, and is perfect for Potter fans young and old.

The Mixed-up Chameleon

Eric Carle (Author)

The Mixed-Up Chameleon is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, that teaches young children the key differences between animals and the importance of being yourself.

A chameleon's antics with colour, shape and size show what makes each animal different and why it's important to be yourself.

Eric Carle is an award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator of books for very young children. His books include the much-loved classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Rooster's Off to See the World, Today is Monday, Draw Me a Star, The Very Busy Spider and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. His most famous book The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 50 different languages; several enhanced editions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar are available from Puffin.

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds

Rick Riordan (Author)

For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds will whet readers' appetites for The Hammer of Thor.

It is a 176-page, smaller format book with black-and-white illustrations throughout. Helgi - the hotel manager - created this book for each hotel guest, so that he wouldn't have to answer so many questions at the front desk.

It has short entries about the deities, mythical beings, and fantastic creatures from the nine Norse worlds, and also contains bonus material, including interviews, newspaper articles, short stories and more. The tone is humorous, complementing Rick's series.

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell (Author)

Ten-year-old Gerald doesn't know why his older brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu is a bit like a zoo so they should feel right at home...
Gerald joyfully pursues his interest in natural history in the midsts of an unconventional and chaotic family life - all brilliantly retold in this very funny book.

Monsterbook: Pongdollop and the School Stink

Michael Broad (Author)

Pongdollop wants his fellow monsters to join him in an uprising – and his secret weapon is a real stinker! Urk and Will have sniffed him out, but can they stop this smelly scoundrel from taking over the world?

Monsterbook: Snotgobble and the Bogey Bully

Michael Broad (Author)

The new boy at Will's school is stealing snacks and smearing kids with an endless supply of bogies. Yuck! But on closer inspection this revolting rogue is not what he seems – so can anyone stop the bogey bully?

The Audition

Maddie Ziegler (Author)

The first novel by bestselling international superstar Maddie Ziegler!

Twelve-year-old Harper is a star at her dance school - but when her parents drop the bombshell that they're moving, she has to start all over again at a brand-new studio.

After getting accepted into the famous DanceStarz, Harper is hopeful that she'll soon feel settled and happy in her new team. But the standards are high, and her fellow dancers aren't exactly friendly...

With competitions coming up, will Harper and the DanceStarz be able to work together to reach the top? And when disaster strikes, are they a strong enough team to handle the pressure?

The Audition, written in collaboration with Julia DeVillers, is the first in a brand-new trilogy by dancer and international superstar Maddie Ziegler.

Foul Play: Dead Ball

Tom Palmer (Author)

Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia's favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn. But Alex goes against their wishes. His punishment: an 'accidental' car crash and he's out of the return game in Russia.

Something is going on with England's replacement goalie, and Danny soon finds himself caught up with the criminals of the footballing underworld. Will he unravel the match-fixing mystery?

Shakespeare Stories

Leon Garfield (Author)

Twelve Shakespeare plays presented afresh by Leon Garfield in narrative form. These are not simple retellings, but more like a refashioning of the dramas as stories, which remain true to the essential spirit of the original versions. The author has captured all the richness of character, plot, mood and setting in Shakespeare's works. It is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for the young.

How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff (Author) , Amber Sealey (Read by), Amber Sealey (Read by)

The downloadable audiobook edition of Meg Rosoff's charming coming-of-age novel, How I Live Now, set over a summer of love and destruction. Read by the actress Amber Sealey.

American girl Daisy has had a troubled background, and is sent from New York to stay with her charmingly shambolic family of British cousins, who she has never met. They are Isaac, Edmond, Osbert, and Piper. And two dogs and a goat. Daisy has never met anyone quite like them before - and, as a dreamy English summer progresses, Daisy finds herself caught in a timeless bubble as she slowly begins to piece herself together with the the help of her super-eccentric and slightly psychic cousins. Not only does Daisy get better as she easily succumbs to the charms of their adult-free rural home, but she finds herself falling in love with one of her cousins in this intense, gorgeous, summery bubble where they live a timeless existence. So timeless, that when war breaks out they barely seem to notice . . .Daisy's life is changed forever - and the world is too.

Shakespeare Stories II

Leon Garfield (Author)

The companion volume to the highly acclaimed SHAKESPEARE STORIES. Leon Garfield presents anew nine more of Shakespeare's memorable dramas. Together Leon Garfield and Michael Foreman have produced a literary and illustrative tour de force that pays homage to the world's most celebrated playwright.

Mr Archimedes' Bath

Pamela Allen (Author)

When Mr Archimedes takes a bath with three of his friends, Kangaroo, Wombat and Goat, the water always overflows and makes a mess. Mr Archimedes is determined to find the culprit. Using a measure and taking turns getting out, they finally discover who it is. Early science made fascinating with the use of animal characters, comical text and colourful illustrations.

Heard it in the Playground

Allan Ahlberg (Author)

This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990.

Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor’s Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and – if you’re a stressed teacher – sing the Mrs Butler Blues.

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