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Mr Greedy and the Gingerbread Man, Roger Hargreaves
A classic tale with added sparkle, Mr. Men style! It’s perhaps not so surprising to hear that one day Mr. Greedy was feeling hungry. And also not particularly surprising to hear that he made himself a giant gingerbread man. But the surprises really start when the gingerbread man jumps out of the oven and Mr. Greedy and many other favourite Mr. Men characters give chase – with hilarious results. A deliciously funny story!
Monkey Nut, Simon Rickety
Is it a hat? Or a boat? Or a drum? Whatever it is, everyone wants it – and they DON’T want to share! One little monkey nut causes big trouble in this bright, funny and original book.
Stories from Grandma, One Striped Zebra, Marrj Elliott
Childrens Books by Age 3-5 is a labour of love FROM this 72 year old grandmother who started writing childrens books after her first granddaughter was born. In this volume you get “One Striped Zebra” a numbers story, “N is for Nightime” an alphabet story and “Can you see the ball” a chase and follow story. Marrj Elliot wrote and Illustrated these books straight from her heart. After her friends started to read the first book to their grandchldren they asked for more as well. These picture books for children are loved by kids, parents and grand parents alike.
The Highway Rat, Julia Donaldson
‘Give me your buns and your biscuits! Give me your chocolate éclairs! For I am the Rat of the highway, and the Rat Thief never shares!’ Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel – he even steals his own horse’s hay. Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck? A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, ‘The Highwayman’, from the authors of ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Zo
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space, Catherine D Hughes, David A Aguilar
The latest addition to the “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books Series”, “Little Kids First Big Book of Space” is a visually compelling and approachable first reference book for 4-8 year olds who are eager to have their very own big books. Featuring fun, short entries about planets, stars, galaxies, and more, this charming book is perfect for reading aloud or for beginning readers to enjoy by themselves.
Best Book Day Ever: Tom Gates, Liz Pichon
This is crammed with Tom’s stories and doodles. “It’s BOOK WEEK in Oakfield school and EVERYONE is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says thre’s an EXCELLENT prize on offer for BEST costumes worn on BOOK DAY. So suddenly making a good costume is VITALLY important – but tricky. Delia’s not much help (as usual) and the Fossils get carried away with the dressing up box. Marcus decides that HE is a super hero and can’t understand why ‘Super Marcus’ isn’t the best name.”
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent! Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but then a surprise blizzard hits and the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he is going to have to face the music but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family?
I am Still not a Loser, Barry Loser
This is the second book in this madcap must-read series for 6+ boys. You know when someone’s horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them? That’s what happened to me with my best friend Bunky. Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly – who’s got the most perfect name for himself ever in the history of having a name, because he looks like a Gordon and is smug and ugly – has stolen Barry’s best friend. Join Barry as he attempts to get Bunky back, organises a girly-screamvoice test and tries to avoid seeing his teacher kissing his gran.
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, Dav Pikey
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS returns! When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, post-apocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn’t the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijins prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human histor forever, they’ll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK Could this be the end for Captain Underpants?!!
Gangsta Granny, David Walliams
A hilarious and moving story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames, from from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…
Darcy Burdock, Laura Dockrill
Ten-year-old Darcy Burdock is one of life’s noticers. Curious, smart-as-a-whip, funny and fiercely loyal, she sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her. In this first book, we are introduced to her family: Mum, who Darcy loves as much as her favourite fried egg and chips, Dad, who is kind and fair if a bit hopeless, and little siblings Hector and Poppy, who Darcy likes dressing up in ridiculous outfits and having dance-offs with, respectively. Plus there’s her non-bleating pet lamb, Lamb-Beth and best friend, Will, to have adventures with. Darcy learns that turning into an angrosaurus-rex and causing chaos just gets her in trouble, trying to run away from home with a reluctant lamb in tow leads to sore kneebows, it’s best not to throw a massive strop just before your surprise birthday party.
Undone, Cat Clarke (Teen read)
Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she’s learning to live with it. Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online … and he kills himself. Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down. A searing story of love, revenge and betrayal from a bestselling author.
The Maleficent Seven, Derek Landy
A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy This time, the bad guys take the stage. Tanith Low, now possessed by a remnant, recruits a gang of villains – many of whom will be familiar from previous Skulduggery adventures – in order to track down and steal the four God-Killer level weapons that could hurt Darquesse when she eventually emerges. Also on the trail of the weapons is a secret group of Sanctuary sorcerers, and doing his best to keep up and keep Tanith alive is one Mister Ghastly Bespoke. When the villains around her are lying and scheming and plotting, Tanith needs to stay two steps ahead of her teammates and her enemies. After all, she’s got her own double-crosses to plan – and she’s a villain herself…
Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger!
Tom is about to embark on his biggest Quest yet! The lands of Avantia, Kayonia and Gorgonia are under attack from six Evil Beasts. Tom’s first deadly challenge is to defeat Solak, Scourge of the Sea.
A Street Cat Called Bob, James Bowen
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts. A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.