Ian Eagleton and James Mayhew£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 3+)...Far out to sea and deep below the whispering waves lives a merman called Nen. Nen spends his days exploring his underwater kingdom, but something is missing: his heart is empty. So, Nen ventures to the forbidden world above and it is here that he meets Ernest, a lonely fisherman. But can two people from different worlds be together and what will happen when a terrifying storm gathers? A lyrical, beautiful celebration of love, acceptance and faith, with a gentle message about how we treat our oceans, and each other.
Clare Weze£6.99 £6.50
Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. There's nothing to do in the countryside. He and his sister are the only kids in the whole village who aren't white. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS. One frost-covered branch on one tree in the middle of June? A tiny whirlwind in a bucket in the garden? Only in Folding Ford. Armed with his bike, a notepad and his new best mate Sam, Alfie is going to investigate. His best clue is strange scientist Nathaniel Clemm ... the only thing in town weirder than the weather. When Alfie 'investigates' Mr Clemm's garden, only SLIGHTLY illegally, he finds a strange box that freezes his trainers and makes his teeth tingle. And when he opens it, only SLIGHTLY deliberately, SOMETHING gets out. Something fast, fizzing and sparking with electricity and very, very much alive. But the creature from the box brings trouble of its own, and as barometers and tempers go haywire in Folding Ford, Alfie finds himself at the centre of a perfect storm. Skellig meets Stranger Things in this funny, heartfelt adventure story perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Christopher Edge and Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Zanib Mian£6.99 £6.50
Welcome back to Planet Omar! The fourth book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illustrations. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid. When Omar's best friend Daniel messes up at school, Omar decides to take the blame to save him from getting in trouble - which makes him feel like a hero! With this taste of heroism, Omar takes the blame for a couple of small things other kids in the class have done - without realising that when something more serious happens, the signs will point to him since he's been so unusually troublesome. The teachers are SURE the culprit must be Omar. Can his friends prove his innocence and show that he wasn't responsible for the chaos?Have you read the first book in the series, Accidental Trouble Magnet? Love Reading 4 Kids called it 'irresistible reading!'
Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen£6.99 £6.50
A love letter to learning and the power of numbers from exciting talents, Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen. A laugh-out-loud 'what if . . .?' adventure that celebrates maths being fun in this riotous read. If a Stegosaurus knew how to do sums - well, what would happen? Maybe she'd learn to code, to invent, to fly to the moon!From the creators of Never Show a T-Rex a Book!
Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton£12.99 £12.08
(For ages 3+)...A joyful celebration of the power of kindness from Rachel Bright, author of the bestselling The Lion Inside. One sunny morning, a happy little Hugasaurus waves goodbye to her Pappysaur and sets off into the world on her own for the very first time. When she finds a playground, some new friends welcome her to their games. But it isn't long before the other little dinosaurs start to squabble. Can Hugasaurus bring her new friends back together using the magical power of kindness?The perfect picture book to help children learn to be kind to one another. For every hugasaurus - large or small.
Lola Morayo and Cory Reid£6.99 £6.50
(For ages 6-8 yrs old)...Aziza's Secret Fairy Door is the first title in a new, young magical adventure series from debut author Lola Morayo, featuring a little girl, Aziza, who loves fairies and lives with her mum, dad and older brother in a city flat. This magical story is inspired by fairies from world mythology and is gorgeously illustrated in black and white throughout. On Aziza's birthday, she receives a mysterious kit to build and paint her own fairy door. The instructions say to put it on a tree, but her flat doesn't have a garden, so Aziza puts it by her pot plant instead. That night, there's a mysterious knocking sound from the fairy door. Soon Aziza is stepping across the door's threshold into a magical world and straight into an enchanted toyshop, where she meets new friends, Peri and Tiko. Packed with mischief, friendship and magic, Aziza is perfect for fans of Isadora Moon.
James Patterson£6.99 £6.50
(For ages 9+)...From bestselling author James Patterson comes the next middle grade hit with this ghostly adventure story. ________________________________I'm Finn McAllister, I'm a normal middle schooler, and on June sixth I died. I know, I know - you weren't expecting me to die so soon. Me neither. But dying is just the beginning of my story. You see, now I'm a ghost! I don't have to go to school. I can play as many video games as I want. And I can try every ice cream flavor in the store. I've made a new friend, too. She's also a ghost. It's pretty neat, huh? Only thing is, I have some unfinished business. And until I, well, finish it, I can't really move on...
ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN and Mariana Rodrigues£18.98 £17.65
Explore 15 real-life water worlds and meet the wildlife that makes each one unique. Discover the incredible real-life aquariums that have turned our precious planet blue, from seagrass nurseries to open ocean, from deep-sea vents to tropical coral reefs, from mangroves to coastal estuaries. This beautiful book celebrates aquatic life in all its forms, from the great blue whale to the tiniest shrimp.
Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman£6.99 £6.50
I have big feelings. You have them too. How can I help? What can we do? Follow a group of children through a day in their neighbourhood, as they play together and navigate the BIG feelings that we all experience. What should we do when things don't go to plan? We may feel angry, frustrated or overwhelmed; we may feel hopeful, tired or even . . . inspired. No matter how we're feeling or how different we are, it's never too late to talk things through and learn to see the world from another point of view. Warm and inspiring, this uplifting picture book helps children name and acknowledge feelings of all kinds, and learn to put themselves in others' shoes. Because whatever we're feeling, we're never alone.
Emer Stamp£6.99 £6.50
Watch out - the PESTS are BACK! The second book in the new laugh-out-loud series from Emer Stamp, award-winning creator of the bestselling DIARY OF PIG series. With amazing GLOW IN THE DARK cover. Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn't know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden. That's because Stix goes to PESTS - the Peewit Educatorium for Terrible Scoundrels - a school for pests in the basement of Peewit Mansions where Stix lives. At PESTS they teach you how to run around causing mischief without those pesky humans ever knowing you're there. But now Peewit Mansions has a new landlord, the evil Colin Royale and his pet pooch The Duchess, and he wants everyone out - pests included. Stix and his pesty friends are going to have to scare them away if they want to save their home and school. Sounds like a job for the PESTS ...
Angharad Walker£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 10+)...Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children meets Lord of the Flies in the exciting debut from Angharad Walker. A new boy arrives at the Ash House. He can't remember his name - or why he's been sent there. Given the name Sol, and troubled by a mystery pain that no medicine can cure, he joins the gang of children living in the shadows of the secretive house. Soon, however, there's more for him to face: the darkness that descends with the arrival of the Doctor ... A timeless, multi-layered debut for ages 10+; perfect for fans of Ransom Riggs's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Truly unique and original storytelling, with touches of magical realism and dystopia. Features stunning artwork by Olia Muza.
Efua Traore£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 9+)...In a remote Nigerian village, twelve-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret ...WINNER OF THE 2019 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S FICTION COMPETITIONCity girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. There's no TV, internet or phone. Not a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside. Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine to the village, but she's tight lipped about their family history. Something must have happened, but what? Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes exploring. Caught in the sinking red quicksand of a forbidden lake, her fantastical journey begins .
Maz Evans£6.99 £6.50
(For ages 7+)...Scarlett Fife has BIG feelings. And she's about to get into BIG trouble. From the bestselling Maz Evans comes a heartfelt and hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl's Matilda. 'A laugh-out-loud story full of warmth, Big Feelings and explosive results.' Dominique Valente, author of StarfellScarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she has BIG FEELINGS, they explode out of her like an over-squeezed stress ball. Scarlett's in big trouble after a BIG FEELINGS episode leads to a runaway hamster getting into the vicar's trousers at her aunty's engagement party. If she loses her temper ONE MORE TIME, she's going to miss out on her trip to Mega Awesome Sicky Fun World, the best theme park on the planet. But feelings are like slime in a party bag. No matter how much someone tells you to keep it in, it'll always find its way out. And very soon, Scarlett notices that every time she pushes her feelings down, something explodes. Like ... really, properly explodes. It might be her teacher's slimy green smoothie. A huge pot of purple paint. Or a massive pile of elephant poo at the zoo. And let's hope Scarlett doesn't get mad at Aunty's wedding - that wedding cake is HUGE ... Laugh-out-loud action for every child and parent who has ever lost control of their feelings - this is sparkling, heartwarming and beautifully illustrated throughout.
Ella Risbridger£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 9+)...A gripping, beautifully written historical mystery, from an incredible new voice in children's fiction. The body seemed to fall for a long time. There was no splash, or if there was it was lost in the waves. Isobel was frozen to the spot for a moment - and then her common sense caught up with her, and she stepped back quickly into the shadows. When Isobel Petty is orphaned, she finds herself being taken away from her home in India and sent to live with a distant uncle in England. On board the S.S. Marianna, she witnesses a shocking act - somebody being thrown overboard in the middle in the night. But when the ship's captain insists that nobody is missing, Isobel and her two new reluctant friends must solve two mysteries - the identities of both the murderer and the victim - before they reach England and the culprit has the chance to escape. Inspired by The Secret Garden and the golden age of crime writing, The Secret Detectives is perfect for fans of Robin Stevens and Katherine Rundell. "A thoroughly entertaining mystery and a heartening story of friendship. I loved it." - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
Rebecca Cobb£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 4+)...From the award-winning Rebecca Cobb, illustrator of The Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear, comes another lively tale about the very unusual babysitter, Aunt Amelia. The children are so excited! They are going to stay at Aunt Amelia's House. They always have a brilliant time with her, and can't wait to see what she has in store. But when they arrive, there seems to be no time for games. Instead Aunt Amelia has a long list of chores to do. But from the gardening to the laundry, cleaning the windows to feeding the pets, Aunt Amelia has her own special way of doing things, and fun will not be in short supply!A warm, witty, beautifully illustrated tale about an aunt like no other.
Felicity Brooks and Mar Ferrero£9.99 £9.29
(For ages 4+)...A beautifully illustrated celebration of diversity which helps young children to understand, value and respect differences of every kind. This dynamic and joyous exploration of difference helps young children learn to respond in a kind and equal way to everyone regardless of shape, size, age, physical and mental ability, gender, race, beliefs, language, culture, national identity, background, and so on. With topics ranging from clothes, hair, music and food to homes, festivals and families, there is plenty for children to talk about as they find out about diversity and see how differences relate to them.
Tim Tilley£7.99 £7.43
(For ages 9+)..."A charming fairytale adventure with an enduring ecological message." Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart Wick has always lived in the dark and dreadful Harklights Match Factory and Orphanage, working tirelessly for greedy Old Ma Bogey. He only dreams of escaping, until one day a bird drops something impossible and magical at his feet - a tiny baby in an acorn cradle... As midnight chimes, Wick is visited by the Hobs, miniature protectors of the forest. Grateful for the kindness shown to their stolen child, they offer Wick the chance of a lifetime - escape from Harklights and begin a new life with them in the wild... Winner of the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, Harklights is a magical story celebrating family, friendship and the natural world, filled with a message of hope for our times.
Sharna Jackson£14.99 £13.94