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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 Adventures of Tintin

Herge (Author), Andrew Sachs (Read by), Leo McKern (Read by), Lionel Jeffries (Read by), Miriam Margolyes (Read by) , Richard Pearce (Read by)

The swashbuckling adventures of Tintin, the intrepid boy reporter, based on the classic comics by Hergé. Our young adventurer is aided by his faithful dog Snowy and his friend the brash Captain Haddock, and sometimes hindered by incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson.

This complete BBC Collection includes:

The Black Island
The Secret of the Unicorn
Red Rackham’s Treasure
Destination Moon
Explorers on the Moon
Tintin in Tibet
The Seven Crystal Balls
Prisoners of the Sun
The Calculus Affair
The Red Sea Sharks
The Castafiore Emerald

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.

All The Year Round

John Yeoman (Author) , Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Showcasing seasonal artwork and humorous poems for every month of the year from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman, the All The Year Round Birthday Book is the perfect place to keep all your birthdays, anniveraries and other important dates to remember.

With a seasonal rhyme for every month, discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer picnic (invaded by ants), Halloween dress-up (or not, if you’re already scary) and the only thing to be done in December…

The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg (Author)

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

Rediscover the spirit of Christmas with this charming gift set, including the magic bell from the story. Will you be able to hear it ring?

'Magical glowing double spread pictures... an original and memorable book.' Guardian

Tales from Terraria: Survivors!

Terraria can be a dangerous place . . . as a gang of brave adventurers are about to find out! When a group of explorers attempt to survive in Terraria, they find they'll need to keep all of their wits about them to fend off zombies, goblins and all kinds of other nasties!

This fun and frantic adventure tale is the very first novel from Terraria, the smash-hit video game that has sold over 18 million units worldwide.

The Edge Chronicles 13: The Descenders

Chris Riddell (Author) , Paul Stewart (Author)

Cade Quarter has spent the last few years of his life running from an enemy he’s never even met – the ruthless and power-hungry High Professor of Flight, Quove Lentis. But Quove’s deadly agenda has finally caught up with Cade, and now he must leave his home and flee once more, this time to the legendary floating city of New Sanctaphrax. But even reuniting with his uncle, Nate Quarter, isn’t the end of Cade’s troubles – and now, more than ever, he must find the courage to defy his enemies, unite his friends, and unlock the secrets of descending.

The Descenders is the third and final book in the Cade trilogy - the fifth and final saga in Stewart and Riddell’s internationally bestselling series, The Edge Chronicles, which has featured on the Times and New York Times bestseller lists, and sold more than 3 million copies. 2018 marks twenty years of the series, now complete with thirteen titles across five separate but interlinking sagas.

The Young Magicians and the 24-Hour Telepathy Plot

Nick Mohammed (Author)

The Young Magicians are back - and this time the mystery is an attempted murder! The second fabulously funny, trick-filled adventure from rising-star comedian and actor, Nick Mohammed!

Follow Alex, Jonny, Zack and Sophie as they use their amazing real magic skills to get to the bottom of an impossible-seeming crime. The gang are away at a magic convention when thy discover something unspeakable - someone is trying to poison the president of the Magic Circle! The secret society is stumped - but can our intrepid illusionists get to the bottom of who's trying to do in President Pickle?

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 Last Zoo

Sam Gayton (Author)

Pia lives in a zoo in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with her parents (both ghosts), several old and cranky genies, a devil, and two young angels. She spends her days trimming genie-beards, trying to avoid being tricked into selling her soul, and waiting for the angels to make a miracle big enough to save the world.
Then the angels go missing. Can she solve the riddles of the mysterious haloes the angels have left behind? Is the zoo’s devil really trying to help her? And what does this all have to do with her best friends, the Rekkers? Pia needs to solve the mystery fast, because everything around her seems to be ending: her friendships, her childhood, and maybe even the world itself.

Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein

Linda Bailey (Author) , Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)

Mary loves stories, but the stories in her daydreams are far more thrilling than those in any book. After a troubled childhood, eighteen-year-old Mary runs away to Switzerland with the famous poet Percy Bysse Shelley, her step-sister in tow. One dark and stormy night at his house by the lake, they huddle around the fire, telling ghost stories. But Mary can imagine better than those! After learning about electricity that can make dead frogs twitch, she has a nightmare that triggers the birth of one of the greatest scary stories of all time: Frankenstein...

The inspirational story of the great writer Mary Shelley, brought to life by multi-award winning author Linda Bailey and with stunning illustrations from Júlia Sardà.

Hampstead the Hamster

Michael Rosen (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Christmas is coming, and what Leo wants more than anything in the world is a pet hamster. And guess what? He gets one on Christmas morning! Leo names his new pet Hampstead, after an autocorrect mistake on his wishlist. Everything is great, that is until Leo realises that Hampstead is miserable. What can Leo do to cheer Hampstead up?

An Anty-War Story

Tony Ross (Author)

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross.

I Was Made For You

David Lucas (Author)

Cat was knitted by Mum out of the softest, fluffiest wool, and wrapped in shiny paper and a big, pink ribbon… but why was he made? When you are brand new, the world is full of questions, and if you are brave it can be full of answers too. Cat asks the wind, the stars and the trees for help, but it is only when he discovers love that he also finds his purpose.

No Fixed Address

Susin Nielsen (Author)

Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it’s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn’t have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse.

But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid’s lives around: he’s going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . .

Susin Nielsen deftly combines humour, heartbreak, and hope in this moving story about people who slip through the cracks in society, and about the power of friendship and community to make all the difference.

The Alphabet Book With No Pictures

B. J. Novak (Author)

A is for "AaaaaAAAAaaA."
B is for "Ba baba a-baba ba."
I is for "I had a big idea, I did."

And by the time you get to Z, oh what a zap-zop-zippity-zoppity, zany book you'll be reading!

This is an alphabet book like no other, from the author of the internationally bestselling mega-hit The Book With No Pictures. B. J. Novak is back with a book that is just as clever and even more silly.

And, this time, instead of saying "Read it again!" kids will be shouting "Let ME read it again!"

Stubby

Michael Foreman (Author)

Corporal Robert Conroy adopts a stray dog who wanders into an army training ground in 1917. The soldiers name the dog Stubby and smuggle him onboard their ship, taking him with them all the way to the Western Front during the First World War. Stubby goes on to save their lives many times over, alerting the men to gas attacks and approaching enemies, and even catching a German spy! But soon he finds himself in the thick of the fighting, seriously injured by a shell... Will Corporal Conroy ever see him again?

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess

Tom Fletcher (Author) , Garry Parsons (Illustrator) , Dougie Poynter (Author) , Garry Parsons (Cover/Jacket Illustrator)

Once upon a poop . . .

Danny and Dinosaur are convinced that a damsel in distress needs their help - they just need to find her. But there are twists in store . . . Can Dinosaur make it through Fairy Tale Land without eating everything in sight? And do all princesses really need to be rescued?

From bestselling authors Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, with glorious artwork from Garry Parsons, this hilarious, rip-roaring fairytale romp is packed with prehistoric cheekiness, punchy girl power and lots and lots of poop!

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Jill Murphy (Author)

As seen on TV, accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is now in the last term of 4th Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all?

Mildred Hubble is the original Worst Witch. Her adventures began in 1974 and have been in print every since. Hugely successful, in 2016 Mildred's escapades with best friends Maud and Enid, were adapted for TV to much acclaim, with a second series to come in spring 2017.

Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 40 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.

The Worst Witch series includes: The Worst Witch, 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 and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

Santa Claus vs The Easter Bunny

Fred Blunt (Author)

Santa has it so easy: a workforce of elves to make the presents, a team of reindeer to deliver them, even a hi-spec factory! The Easter Bunny has to make and wrap all the chocolate eggs in his garden shed, and deliver them himself on foot. No wonder you often find them thrown all over the place in your garden! Now Bunny has had enough – he hatches a genius, chocolately plan with unexpected results.

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