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Snow Day

Rebecca Cobb (Illustrator) , Richard Curtis (Author)

Narrated by Bill Nighy.

A snowy day, a deserted school and the teacher you least want to see. Welcome to Snow Day, the most magical day of the year . . .

When Danny goes to school one quiet, snowy morning, the last thing he expects to find is a deserted school and his least favourite teacher. But that's exactly what he does find. And what starts as the worst day imaginable, ends as the most life-affirming and magical day of the year.

An incredibly moving story about finding friendship in the most unexpected of places.

George and the Blue Moon

Lucy Hawking (Author) , Stephen Hawking (Author)

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.

Peppa Pig: George Catches a Cold

Oh dear! Silly George has gone outside in the rain without his rain hat on and now he's caught a cold. Luckily Dr Brown-Bear has some medicine to make him better.

Another delightful Peppa Pig tale that is perfect for reading and sharing together. This storybook is perfect for helping pre-schoolers through those tricky first experiences.

Based on the hit pre-school animation,Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

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.

Funnybones: The Pet Shop

Allan Ahlberg (Author)

The Pet Shop is one of the titles in Allan Ahlberg's iconic children's picture book series about skeletons, Funnybones. Despite being set in a dark dark house, this brightly coloured book is perfect for early readers!

A dog skeleton is a boring pet so the two skeletons take him off to the - Miaow! - Squeak! - Grunt!- pet shop to swap him for something better.

'There can be few families in the British Isles who do not possess at least one well-thumbed Ahlberg' - Independent on Sunday

Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman. Other titles in the Funnybones series include Funnybones, Mystery Tour, The Ghost Train, The Black Cat, Bumps in the Night, Dinosaur Dreams, Skeleton Crew, Give the Dog a Bone and A Brilliant Bone Rattling Collection, all of which are available from Puffin.

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 11)

Jeff Kinney (Author)

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?

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Friends Sticker Book

All aboard! Join Buddy the T. rex and his Pteranodon family as they ride on the Dinosaur Train, introducing their new neighbour Lily Lambeosaurus to all their dinosaur friends. Use the stickers to decorate the scenes - and learn some amazing dinosaur facts along the way!

Dinosaur Train is an animated series for children aged 3-6, airing on Nick Jr. The television show follows Buddy, a curious T. rex, and his adopted family, the Pterandons, as they meet new dinosaurs and explore the world around them. The dinosaur train travels through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, and each episode is packed with amazing prehistoric creatures!

Mine!

Rachel Bright (Author)

"That's my bunny!" "NO, that's my bunny!" Oh dear. How difficult it is to share when there's only ONE beloved Funny Bunny. Luckily for twins, Fifi and Frankie, Granny is on hand to show them a way to play together nicely that keeps everyone, including Funny Bunny, happy.

Tinga Tinga Tales: Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees

Puffin (Author)

You see there was a time when Monkeys didn't swing in the trees. They used to stay on the ground and play . . . And they loved to wind Crocodile up! Join the mischievous Monkeys for a gloriously colourful adventure through Tinga Tinga, and find out what happens when Crocodile gets cross and goes SNAP!

Street Soldier: Episode 5

Andy McNab (Author)

The fifth instalment of the STREET SOLDIER serialization: an action-packed new thriller from the bestselling author of BRAVO TWO ZERO.

Sean has seen the enemy up close and personal. And now they want him to commit unspeakable acts of violence. One false move and it is all over . . .

Full story available in hardback on 11th August.

Puss in Boots: 3D Movie Guide

Dreamworks Animation (Author)

Puss In Boots tells the swashbuckling tale of Puss's early days: his life in the orphanage, his friendship with Humpty Dumpty, how he meets the feisty feline Kitty (voiced by Salma Hayek), and their search for the Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg.

This purr-fect film 3D movie guide features 3-D images throughout plus a pair of 3-D glasses!

Bottomley At Large

Peter Harris (Author) , Doffy Weir (Illustrator)

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.

I Love Spot Baby Books: Happy Spot

Eric Hill (Author)

This is a wonderfully bright and soft cloth book for babies, featuring the world's most lovable puppy - Spot! With lots of touch-and-feels and a crinkly page for extra enjoyment and interactivity, small babies will love holding and playing with this book. Each page features bright colours and simple objects which are eye-catching and enchanting. This is a wonderful introduction to the world of Eric Hill's Spot.

Not As We Know It

Tom Avery (Author)

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 . . .

Ella's Big Chance

Shirley Hughes (Author)

Mr Cinders was a dressmaker and ran a shop in town. After his wife died, he was left to bring up their daughter, Ella, on his own. They lived happily until Mr Cinders married again. Poor Ella was treated horribly by her stepmother and two bullying stepsisters, but found solace in her friend, Buttons. Then one day, everyone except Ella is invited to a grand ball given by the Duchess of Arc for her handsome son. But on this very special evening there is more than a little magic in the air . . .

This outstanding re-telling of Cinderella is set in the 1920s and the paintings feature Shirley's own costume designs, inspired by the great French couturiers of the period.

Rooster's Off to See the World

Eric Carle (Author)

Rooster's Off to See the World is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which teaches young children basic numeracy through a delightful story about an adventurous rooster.

One fine morning, a rooster decided he wanted to travel.

Along the way, he is joined by two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish, all eager to see the world. But they discover travelling is harder work than they thought.

With his colourful collages and entertaining story, Eric Carle introduces children to the meaning of numbers, number sets and simple addition and subtraction.

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, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, 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.

Where's the BaBOOn?

Michaël Escoffier (Author) , Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)

Step right up, fearless readers! Today, in this very book, we will PROVE to you that a snake can hide in a snowflake, that pigs can paint, and that the ones who copy the most are not necessarily cats! Prepare to be AMAZED by the game of hide-n-seek the words play! These tricksters are true experts in the art of camouflage!

Michaël Escoffier’s inspired word-within-a-word game combined with the fantastic animal-packed art of Kris Di Giacomo make every page turn irresistable.

Lego NEXO Knights: Swarm of Monsters

An action-packed story from LEGO's latest theme, the NEXO Knights! Join Merlok 2.0 and his protégés for another magical adventure.

Perfect for young LEGO fans, these exciting stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while also developing their reading skills. NEXO powers - unite!

The Magic Porridge Pot Activity Book – Ladybird Readers Level 1

One day, an old woman gives a little girl a magic porridge pot. The little pot cooks some porridge. Now, there is too much porridge!

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.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Magic Porridge Pot, a Level 1 Activity Book, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. The activities encourage children to practice short sentences containing a maximum of two clauses, using the present tense and some simple adjectives.

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