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My Secret Unicorn: Starlight Surprise

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .

You don't think the treehouse is really haunted, do you?

There are rumours going round school that there is a haunted treehouse by the creek. After Lauren's brother's toy Donkey is thrown up there by the mean boys from school, it's up to Lauren and Twilight to get him back and to solve the spooky mystery. Little do they know, they're not the only ones in for a Starlight Surprise . . .

My Secret Unicorn: Stronger Than Magic

Linda Chapman (Author)

Most of the time, Twilight looks like an ordinary grey pony but when Lauren says the words of a spell he transforms into a magical unicorn and together they can fly all over the world . . .
On one of their evening fly-arounds Twilight starts to feel ill and he and Lauren have to stop exploring and return home. When it happens again they realise that Twilight's mysterious illness only flares up when he has used his magic to become a unicorn. Can they find something stronger than magic to help . . .?

Brazen

Pénélope Bagieu (Author)

Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history’s unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit.

Discover the life of an apache warrior dubbed “strong as a man and braver than most of them”, the only female Empress of China, three rebel sisters who toppled a fascist regime, a dancer who escaped poverty in America to become the darling of the Paris jazz scene and a resistance fighter, and a little girl who grew up to realise that being a witch is better than being a princess.

Take in the stories of volcanologists, astronauts, animal whisperers, activists and explorers and feel ready to take on the world.

Illustrated by award-winning Parisian artist Pénélope Bagieu, humorous dialogue and uncommon true tales make Brazen an ideal book for anyone who loves trail blazers and courageous women, from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls to The Handmaid’s Tale.


Moonfleet

John Meade Falkner (Author) , F. Exell (Illustrator) , F. Exell (Illustrator)

A tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset.

Everyone in the tiny village of Moonfleet lives by the sea one way or another, so it's no surprise when young John Trenchard gets involved in the smuggling trade. Forced to flee England with a price on his head, John little guesses the adventures and trials he will have before he sees Moonfleet again or the change in his fortunes when he does.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Robin Waterfield (Abridged by) , Jules Verne (Author)

The classic underwater adventure available in Puffin Classics.
A mission to rid the seas of a monstrous creature becomes a terrifying nightmare when Professor Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are thrown overboard. The huge marine animal which has haunted the water is no living beast, but a spectacular man-made vessel, and the three men find themselves the helpless prisoners of Captain Nemo. Resigned to their fate, they begin a miraculous journey on the submarine ship which can travel through waters never before explored. For the Professor, at least, this voyage is one he would not have missed for the world.

Pollyanna

Eleanor Porter (Author) , Neil Reed (Illustrator) , Neil Reed (Illustrator)

As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody's life. The 'glad game' she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable - until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad about it.

Peter Rabbit Tales – Happy Birthday

Beatrix Potter (Author)

It's Peter's birthday, but he feels sad because nobody in his family wants to play or even see him! It's turning out to be the worst birthday ever for Peter... until he gets a special surprise.

This is the third title in a new series of stories for the very young set in Peter Rabbit's world. The simple tales mirror important early experiences and emotions of young children through the eyes of Beatrix Potter's most well-loved characters, while Eleanor Taylor's illustrations are filled with charm, warmth and humour.

Also available: Three Little Bunnies, A Christmas Wish

Shadows

Meaghan McIsaac (Author)

Patrick is a boy out of his time. He has been thrown forward 300 years into the future, and he must find a way home to save his family from a frightening fate.
Leaving shelter with his Shadow, the man who Moved him to this future, Patrick starts out on a terrifying quest to the very heart of danger. Amongst scavengers, thieves and a crack team of soldiers dedicated to destroying a despotic regime, Patrick will have to fight every step of the way to find his way back to where he belongs.

The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse Gold Centenary Edition

Beatrix Potter (Author)

Do you ever feel that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Well, so did Johnny Town-Mouse and Timmy Willie. One was a town mouse and one was a country mouse, and when they end up in each other's worlds they soon discover that they were much happier where they started!

The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse is number 13 in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows:

1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
3 The Tailor of Gloucester
4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice
6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
8 The Tale of Tom Kitten
9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
14 The Tale of Mr. Tod
15 The Tale of Pigling Bland
16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan
18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
21 The Story of Miss Moppet
22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Bookworm

Lucy Mangan (Author)

'Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated' Jacqueline Wilson
'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian Keyes

When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one.

She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte’s Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home.

In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.

Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life – prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate – and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

The Last Wolf

Mini Grey (Author)

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . .

But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?

This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.

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!

Under Cover (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!

Damian's amazing detective skills are called on when rich boy Calvin Baggington has his super-expensive bike stolen at the Holiday Village. With a brilliant and cunning plan, Damian hopes to solve the crime in style - but not before the Holiday Village is thrown into chaos!

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

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!

The Funniest Dinosaur Joke Book Ever

Joe King (Author) , Nigel Baines (Illustrator)

What does a Triceratops sit on?
Its Tricera-bottom!

What do you call a sleeping dinosaur?
A dino-snore!

Why do dinosaur parties always go wrong?
Because T. rex everything!

Kids will roar with laughter at these dynamite dinosaur jokes!

The Mega Quiz (No. 1 Boy Detective)

Barbara Mitchelhill (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware!
When Damian hears about a Mega Quiz with an amazing prize, he decides to enter with his friends. This means paying an entrance fee . . . But all is not as it seems, and Damian is soon on the trail of a dastardly trickster.
Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

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?

After the Fall

Dan Santat (Author)

After the fall, Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg. Life is tough: he's so afraid of heights, he can't even bear to climb onto his bed, or reach his favourite cereal on the top shelf at the supermarket. But one day, fuelled by his passion for bird-watching, he decides to conquer his fears and something amazing happens...

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen (Author)

When two rich young gentlemen move to town, they don't go unnoticed - especially when Mrs Bennett vows to have one of her five daughters marry into their fortunes. But love, as Jane and Elizabeth Bennett soon discover, is rarely straightforward, and often surprising. It's only a matter of time until their own small worlds are turned upside down and they discover that first impressions can be the most misleading of all.
With a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

The Story of the Amulet

E. Nesbit (Author) , H. Millar (Illustrator) , H. Millar (Illustrator)

At the end of Five Children and It the five children promised not to ask the Psammead for another wish as long as they lived, but expressed a half wish to see it again some time. They find 'it' again in a pet shop in Camden Town, and their magic adventures start over again.

'It' leads them to a magic amulet - half of it actually - which they use it to try and find the other half. It takes them back to ancient Egypt and Babylon. The Queen of Babylon visits them in London, bringing all her ancient customs with her - which is awkward. They visit the lost continent of Atlantis. They see Julius Caesar in the flesh. But none of these adventures run smoothly, and if they forget the 'word of power' or lose the amulet, what in the world will happen to them?

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