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Danger Mouse: Unreasonably Dangerous Joke Book

Slip into your crash helmet, pull on your safety goggles and firmly secure your seat belt (even if you're not in a car). These jokes are so funny that no one can be trusted to tell them safely. Not even Her Majesty the Queen! But, if anyone can do it, Danger Mouse can.

The Jacqueline Wilson Address Book 2016

Jacqueline Wilson (Author)

A fabulous and functional address book for Jacqueline Wilson fans everywhere! The perfect gift, it features beautiful artwork by Nick Sharratt from the world of Jacqueline Wilson.

Crazy House

James Patterson (Author)

There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape.

Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth... but Becca's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin.

Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed:

They took the wrong twin.

I Hate My Teddy Bear

David McKee (Author) , David McKee (Illustrator)

Two children, playing in the park, spend their time arguing over how good their teddy bears are, while a galaxy of strange characters and objects passes around them unnoticed. Playing with perspective, art and our view of the world when we are children, this is a classic to rediscover and share.

Nutshell Library

Maurice Sendak (Author)

This 4-volume boxed set contains an alphabet book, a book of rhymes about each month, a counting book, and a cautionary tale all written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Includes the titles Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre.

My Messed-Up Life

Susin Nielsen (Author)

Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he’s decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger blonde wife in LA. To Violet, it’s like he’s traded his old life for a better one – complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener.
Phoebe decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he’s missing: she needs George Clooney.

Treasure Hunters 5

James Patterson (Author)

Join the Kidd family on their next adventure in the newest instalment in the Treasure Hunters series!

A Book of Things

Eric Carle (Author)

Learn over 200 words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other favourite friends from the World of Eric Carle. From food and clothes to animals and feelings, this is the perfect way for little ones to learn what they need to navigate their busy worlds. Bright, colourful artwork from Eric Carle and clear type makes learning fun, and a spread at the end invites children to remember all the words they have read.

Little Bear's Visit

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes Grandfather's hat and Grandmother's cooking. But most of all, he loves to listen to their stories!

A Kiss for Little Bear

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Too much kissing?
Little Bear sends Grandmother a picture, and she likes it so much she asks Hen to take him a thank-you kiss. But Hen passes the kiss to Frog, who passes it to Cat, and on and on—will Little Bear ever get his kiss?

Little Bear’s Friend

Else Holmelund Minarik (Author) , Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

One summer Little Bear makes friends with a girl named Emily. But when summer ends, Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad—until he finds a way to stay close to his new friend even when she is far away!

King Grisly-Beard

Maurice Sendak (Author)

A boy and girl walk into a theatre and proceed to act out the whole of Grimm's King Grisly-Beard for the reader. And they are indubitably good.

When a princess refuses to marry any of the princes her father has lined up, he marries her to a poor musician who takes her to his hovel home and makes her work for her keep. But this poor musician seems to know a bit too much about the infamous King Grisly-Beard... and he keeps his face covered a lot of the time.

The Sacrifice Box

Martin Stewart (Author)

Sep, Arkle, Mack, Lamb and Hadley: five friends, thrown together one hot, sultry summer. When they discover an ancient, mysterious stone box hidden in the forest, they decide to each make a sacrifice: something special to each of them, committed to the box for ever. And they make a pact: they will never return to the box at night; they'll never visit it alone; and they'll never take back their offerings.

Four years later, the gang have drifted apart. Then a series of strange and terrifying events take place, and Sep and his friends understand that one of them has broken the pact.

As their sacrifices haunt them with increased violence and hunger, they soon realise that they are not the first children to have found the box in their town's history. And ultimately, the box may want the greatest sacrifice of all: one of them.

His Dark Materials: BBC Radio Drama Collection

Philip Pullman (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Kenneth Cranham (Read by), Terence Stamp (Read by)

With a cast including Terence Stamp, Bill Paterson and Kenneth Cranham, these BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptations of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy span a multitude of worlds. The opening instalment Northern Lights is set in a parallel world like, yet very unlike, our own. Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford. She becomes involved in a quest to find her father and rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces us to Will Parry - a young boy with a dangerous mission to fulfil. When he and Lyra cross paths, they decide to help each other, but the world of Cittágazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres roam... The concluding instalment, The Amber Spyglass, brings the saga to a thrilling close. Lyra and Will are aided by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. As childhood slips away, they face further dangers - including a terrifying voyage to the world of the dead. Mixing science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, Pullman's gripping trilogy was an international bestseller, and these thrilling full-cast dramatisations bring Philip Pullman's masterpiece to vivid life. 6 CDs. 7 hrs 30 mins approx.

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke

James Patterson (Author)

Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer – but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere.

Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends – or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents?

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Philip Pullman (Author) , Stéphane Melchior (Adapted by), Clément Oubrerie (Illustrator)

The incredible story of Lyra Belacqua will begin, and continue, in The Book of Dust.

Now you have the opportunity to revisit her adventures in The Northern Lights, with this graphic novel adaptation of a masterpiece, which comes to life with incredible full-colour art.

Follow Lyra's story oncee again, in a way you've never experienced before, as the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle — a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears.

Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.


This is the full story, now in hardback, available for the very first time.

The Book of Dust

Philip Pullman (Author)

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Cassandra Clare (Author) , Holly Black (Author)

Callum Hunt's life has fallen apart.

His friend is gone. The spy has escaped. His secret is out.

He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.

But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost. Will he stay strong, and faithful to his friends and teachers? Or take the risk, and destroy everything he's ever loved?

This fourth year at the Magisterium will be unlike anything else that has gone before . . .

'I can't wait to read more of this series!' - Rick Riordan

The Little Book of Spooky Jokes

Joe King (Author) , Nigel Baines (Illustrator)

What happens if you see twin witches?
You won’t be able to tell which witch is witch

What did the skeleton say when his brother told a lie?
You can’t fool me, I can see right through you

These and many more howlers will make you laugh your head off (in most cases not literally).

Spooky Night! (The Not so Little Princess)

Wendy Finney (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Princess Rosie is woken in the night by a very strange noise. Just what could it be?
Together with her best friend Ollie she goes on a hunt round the royal castle to find out. It's going to be a very spooky night!

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