The School of Music by Meurig Bowen
Welcome to the School of Music, a place bursting with talent, creative energy and special encounters. It is a place of nuts-and-bolts learning - getting the basics for beginners right - as much as a place where musical imagination runs riot and where everyone has triple-fun with the sound of music. Making it...Listening to it...Writing it. Meet The Boss! He's called Sergio Trunk. Some people call him The Maestro, and he, along with his team of talented musicians, will lead you through 40 lessons that help you to learn about classical music, the theory behind music, and the fun you can have making it.
The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop
This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret ...she can't actually read! So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent bookshop in the world! When her family win the competition, Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.
Horton and the Kwuggerbug & More Lost Stories by Dr Seuss
Experience the magic of Dr. Seuss with this brand new collection of newly-discovered stories featuring old friends and new faces! Everyone loves Dr. Seuss, and this collection of four wonderful new stories will delight his fans of all ages. The collection contains four stories, originally published in magazines in the 1950s, and up till now, largely forgotten. Now collected together and with freshly-coloured artwork, and with characters from Horton the elephant to a Grinch, this really is a book to read again and again and to treasure forever
Barry Loser and the Birthday Billions by Jim Smith
The eighth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. It's Barry's birthday and his mum and dad have bought him the amazekeel new gaming helmet he wanted - The Shnozinator 9000! It's the best birthday present ever ...until his baby brother breaks it and ruins everything. But Barry has a plan: he'll just have to become a billionaire inventor and make enough money to buy another one, before his life is comperleeterly over ...Join everyone's favourite Loser on his eighth hilarious adventure! Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, Barry Loser and the holiday of doom, Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton, Barry Loser hates half term, Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, My mum is a loser, My dad is a loser, Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies and Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms.
A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting by Michelle Robinson
Bearspotting is a dangerous business - you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters - black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focus here. If you do, this guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in BEAR COUNTRY. Don't leave home without it. Are you ready? Good! Let's go ...A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is the laugh-out-loud, essential guide for all would-be bearspotters. To be studied with due care and attention. Don't say we didn't warn you ...
Broken Heart Club by Cathy Cassidy
Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They've promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart. But sometimes things happen that you couldn't ever have expected and forever might not be as long as you think. Now, two years later, Eden and Ryan are haunted by memories of the past. Can they find a way to bring the club back together or is it too late to mend a broken heart? A gorgeous new story from the bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series.
100 Women who Made History by Dorling Kindersley
If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling. Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, science, business, and the arts, from exciting entrepreneurs to clever creative. Discover landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women from Joan of Arc to Marie Curie, up to and including modern game-changers such as Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai. With beautiful photography and fun illustrations, 100 Women Who Made History is a fascinating look at the pioneering and inspiring women in history, from ancient Greece to the present day. 100 Women Who Made History is the perfect book of history for kids aged 9 and up as they discover women who left their mark.
Radio Boy by Christian O'Connell
From leading breakfast radio star Christian O'Connell comes a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. (Broadcast from his shed.) Meet Spike, aka Radio Boy: a new Adrian Mole on the radio for the internet generation. Spike's your average awkward 11 year old, funny and cheeky and with a mum to reckon with. When he becomes the first presenter ever to be sacked from hospital radio, he decides to carry on from a makeshift studio in the garden shed, with the help of his best friends Artie and Holly, disguising his voice and going by the moniker Radio Boy. Week by week, word gets around and soon Spike is a star...if only people knew it was actually him. When Spike begins to believe his own hype, and goes too far with his mocking of the school headmaster, a hunt is launched for the mysterious Radio Boy. Can Spike remain anonymous? Will he get to marry the girl of his dreams, Katherine Hamilton? Will he become famous and popular? The answer to most of these questions is no...
The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The 78-Storey Treehouse is the sixth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward...But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone's Christmas.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down by Jeff Kinney
Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is out now! The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie ...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
Spinderella by Julia Donaldson
A fantastic new picture book all about a football-playing spider, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with glorious full colour illustrations from the talented Sebastian Braun and a sparkling, glittery foiled cover. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike.
Daisy and the Trouble with Vampires by Kes Gray
It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark ...in the fog ...with a vampire ...armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP! The funny, spooky and totally troublesome new tale from the bestselling Daisy series.
Clover Moon by Jacqueline Wilson
Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home? Introducing the brilliant and brave new heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
Tom Gates: Dog Zombies Rule (for now) by Liz Pichon
Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? (Very.) Right now I'm going to: 1. Write more songs. (Not about teachers.) 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video. (Easy.) 3. Get some sleep. (Tricky when you're being kept awake by LOUD NOISES.) 4. Annoy Delia. (Nothing to do with DOGZOMBIES but always FUN.)
Where's the Starfish? by Barroux
Barroux tackles ocean pollution in the stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Where's the Elephant? - recommended by The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Sun. Find the whale, the clownfish and the starfish on every page - until the piles of rubbish start to make it much too difficult. Both a Where's Wally-style spotting game and a striking work of art, this almost wordless tale puts the power back in the hands (or fins) of the natural world, with a boldly beautiful twist ending. With an insight and warmth comparable to Frann Preston-Gannon's The Journey Home, Barroux has created an astoundingly powerful modern classic that promises to be remembered for generations to come. The perfect way to introduce the topic of the environment to boys and girls aged 3 and over. Barroux's books include Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree, which won him the 2005 Enfantaisie Award, and the extraordinary Line of Fire, Diary of An Unknown Soldier which has received widespread critical acclaim. In 2015 Barroux won the first Parents, Babies, a Book competition for his work Chuut! which will be given to every newborn baby in the north of France. His book Where's the Elephant? has been nominated for the Kate Greenway Medal 2016.
The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson
There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell. Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job ...and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit! Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.