Julia Donaldson – Superworm song video!

Superworm

Superworm

Super-long

Superworm

Super-strong

Watch him wiggle

See him squirm

Hip-hip hooray for Superworm

 

Help! Disaster! Baby Toad

…has hopped onto a major road!

Quick! Whatever can we do?

Look! A Superworm lasso

 

Superworm

Super-long

Superworm

Super-strong

Watch him wiggle

See him squirm

Hip-hip hooray for Superworm

 

Bee is feeling bored today

She needs a nice new game to play

Cheer up, Bee

No need to mope

It’s Superworm, the skipping rope!

 

Superworm

Super-long

Superworm

Super-strong

Watch him wiggle

See him squirm

Hip-hip hooray for Superworm!


Blow away those winter blues with brilliant books

The Christmas festivities are but a distant memory now and those long winter nights are still dragging, but there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful right here at the Book People – because we’ve got a huge range of engrossing titles for you to choose from in our Fiction Everyone’s Talking About selection.

Among the fascinating fiction is Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl – subsequently adapted into a critically-acclaimed Hollywood blockbuster directed by David Fincher, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck – which is available for the bargain price of just £3.99 from the Book People. This gripping psychological thriller sees all manner of secrets crawl out of the woodwork following the sudden disappearance of Amy Dunne on the fifth anniversary of her wedding to husband Nick.

Also available for just £4.99 – a saving of £8 on the recommended retail price – is Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, the winner of Costa’s First Novel Award for 2014. This remarkably accomplished debut novel focuses on narrator Maud, whose failing memory frustrates not only Maud herself but those around her. Maud knows that something has happened to her friend Elizabeth and suspects her sister Sukey may have been involved, and the book follows her as she attempts to piece the clues together and make sense of this apparent mystery.

There is, of course, plenty more besides on offer in our Fiction Everyone’s Talking About range. The debut novel from Irish writer Mary Costello, Academy Street – also nominated for the Costa First Novel Award – is available for £4.99, as is Howard Jacobson’s J. We’ve also got the Hilary Mantel Collection for just £16.99, which compiles six of the author’s works – including the Booker Prize winners Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.


Blue Monday – 10 book facts to make you feel good

It’s Blue Monday, so we’re all feeling a bit down in the dumps: we have no money, Friday is still four days away and it’s cold – it’s really cold! But we want to banish these January blues – so join us this week for a week of book offers and savings. And, if you’re looking to be cheered up a little, we have made this lovely video filled with brilliant facts about books.

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10 book facts to make you feel good

  1. As of 2015, 129 million books have been published.
  2. Reading is scientifically proven to reduce stress and put you in a better mood.
  3. Harry Potter is now available in 68 languages for children worldwide.
  4. The highest number of Oscars ever awarded was for the film adaptation of the bestselling book The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
  5. The top 5 bestselling authors of all time are British.
  6. In 2014, the Book People gave away a book every single day of the year! That’s 365 books.
  7. If we were to place the 10 million copies sold of The Fault in Our Stars side by side, they would stretch from London to Rome.
  8. Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old this year.
  9. Zoella’s Girl Online is the fastest-selling debut novel since records began.
  10. In 1990, the world literacy rate was just 75%. This year it is expected to reach 91%.

 

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Jeff Kinney introduces Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul video

Greg Heffley is back – and this time he’s heading on the road with his family… Could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter – and in the video below you’ll be able to watch an introduction to the new book in the Wimpy Kid series from no other than the series’ author, Jeff Kinney.

Jeff Kinney introduces Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Hi Red House readers,

I’m Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and I’m here to tell you about my new book, The Long Haul.

In The Long Haul, Gregg Heffley and his family leave the comforts of their home and head out on the open road.

This book’s got it all: marauding seagulls, a biting pig, two car accidents, a gnarly gas station bathroom, deep-fried butter on a stick, a foulest footwear contest, and a rival family for the Heffleys – the Beardos.

This book is really different from the others in the Wimpy Kid series. All five Heffleys are in almost every scene and a lot of the action takes place inside their over-stuffed minivan.

I’ve heard that the best way to write is to throw obstacles at your characters and then to keep piling on. Well, I’ve thrown everything I had at the Heffleys and by the end of the trip they’ll have a lot of digging out to do.

I had a lot of fun writing this book and I think it’s the best one in the series; I really hope you’ll agree!

The funniest books you’ll ever read.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | The Book People


E. Lockhart – We Were Liars book trailer

Receiving huge accolades from The Fault in Our Stars author John Green, and Queen of Teen winner Maureen Johnson, We Were Liars is a gripping and hauntingly brilliant book detailing the summers of Cadence Eastman – a teenage girl who harbours a terribly dark secret…

From Emily Lockhart, author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, We Were Liars is a thrilling, surprising and well executed story with a satisfying and shocking twist, guaranteed to grab every reader’s attention from the very first page.

Please note: this book is one that you and your friends will be discussing endlessly!

E. Lockhart – We Were Liars book trailer

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

E. Lockhart – We Were Liars

The Book People


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