Mollie Makes Christmas (Hardback)
Dodie Smith is the best-loved author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, which is combined here with her sequel The Starlight Barking. The exciting story of a couple's puppies who are stolen from their parents and have to battle for survival is a classic adventure that will appeal to readers from 7+.
Starring the ever-popular mouse Maisy, Make with Maisy offers children aged 3 and over the chance to make all kinds of fun craft projects. From paper lanterns and feather masks to food collages, there is sure to be something wonderful to keep little hands busy! All the ideas are simple, exciting and fun, and the mixture of Maisy illustrations and photos of the finished crafts are spectacular. All 18 projects have been made by the inimitable creator Lucy Cousins herself! A book to return to time and time again, it even features wipe-clean pages!
Convinced that her new cat will love climbing trees, tangling wool and even going for a bike ride, Matilda becomes more and more exasperated when her pet finds the fun and games just too hair-raising! Matilda's Cat weaves a touching story with fabulous pictures and lots of gentle humour to create a helpful message for youngsters who have just been given their first pet. Emily Gravett's delightful illustrations speak volumes!
Fresh out of school, young Mariah Mundi faces a new chapter of his life living in the Prince Regent hotel built into the rockface of a cliff. His job is to assist the magician in the stage shows held for the guests. Above ground, the guests are offered every form of luxury. Below ground, in the slimy, green-dripping walls of the basements, is where the magic show equipment is kept - and lurking in an Egyptian sarcophagus amongst scuttling sea-creatures is a secret that draws Mariah into the path of villainy, plots and possible death. G. P. Taylor's startling novel is suitable for those aged 9 and over.
The life of young vampire Vladimir Tod is becoming even more dangerous as he starts eleventh grade. Vlad's former best friend, who turned out to be a vampire slayer, has moved back to Bathory - for now. Then a mysterious new vampire, Dorian, appears with a shocking secret and an overwhelming desire to drink Vlad's blood. And Vlad's arch-enemy, D'Ablo, has a sinister plan to eliminate Vlad once and for all... This series of Vampire novels is written from the male point of view, and we think it's brilliant!
Liar & Spy is a fresh and funny tale from the author of Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead. Georges is having a tough time at school and his dad has lost his job, while his mum works all the time. When the family moves to a new apartment, Georges meets an unusual boy who recruits him to spy on their mysterious neighbour Mr X. Full of believable characters and gentle humour, Liar & Spy is a charming, uplifting tale for youngsters aged 9+.
The story of one man's obsession with whales, the compelling Leviathan won the BBC's Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009. Philip Hoare, who as a child was fascinated by the story of Moby-Dick, seeks to understand why humans are so beguiled by these strange creatures. Is it because they symbolise innocence in a time of climate change and pollution, or do we still believe they are a symbol of evil as in the story of Jonah? This globe-crossing exploration will help you find out.
A Little Course in Growing Veg & Fruit (Hardback)
A Little Course in Preserving (Hardback)
This gorgeous journal has been especially designed for fans of Cathy Hopkins' bestselling Mates, Dates series. There's a page a day to write your innermost thoughts and feelings, and every day you'll find a special message from one of the girls. You can count on them to inspire you or make you laugh as they share their wisdom about love, friendship, life and chocolate! Suitable for ages 12 and over.
Mick Inkpen's charming picture book, What Shall We Call Wibbly's Puppy?, is a fun story that will get your youngster guessing names and predicting what's going to happen next. Wibbly and his friends love the new puppy, but definitely need help in deciding on a name. Preschoolers will love this Mick Inkpen classic.
When France surrendered to Germany in 1940, the invasion of Britain seemed a very real possibility. The Home Guard was promptly formed to defend Britain's towns and villages and members came from all walks of life, including those who were too old, too young or unfit to go to war. Put together by Frank and Joan Shaw with a foreword by Ian Lavendar, the republished We Remember the Home Guard is a unique book of reminisces that brings together a range of entertaining tales, as well as reminding us of the commitment and sacrifices the men of this era made. Touching, moving and memorable, the stories included here are truly heroic.