Featuring the Gruffalo and his friends, the Witch from Room on the Broom and many more popular characters from the supremely talented author and illustrator duo of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this collection includes 10 activity books that will keep children happily busy for a long time to come. The familiar characters and vibrant colours help make the games, puzzles and colouring-in activities even more exciting and this is a collection that is sure to be returned to again and again. Perfect for party bags and rainy days, some of the books even come with reusable stickers to add to the fun!
A Book People Debut Fiction Choice, The Shock of the Fall is a brave and ambitious portrait of one man's descent into mental illness. Author Nathan Filer is a registered mental health nurse and a performance poet, meaning he can offer a startling and unique insight into the illness and complement this narrative with beautiful prose and storytelling. Applauded by Before I Go to Sleep author S J Watson, this is a poignant, shocking and powerful book that will live with you for a long time and also generate wider discussions about society's attitude towards mental illness.
CHIM 7 years +
Welcome to LEGO's incredible new world! Young readers and LEGO fans will be eager to get stuck into this fantastic sticker activity book featuring 1,000 reusable stickers of all the new Chima characters, minifigures and toys. This full-colour interactive book from LEGO will have children aged 7+ occupied for hours as they create their own scenes over and over again. The imaginative possibilities really are endless as children take on the activities and read about the stories of Chima tribes and animals that rule this mystical world. A fantastic introduction to this exciting new LEGO collection.
Peter Grant was a Probationary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, but when he had to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, he was brought to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now Peter is a Detective Constable and also a trainee wizard. With moments of wry humour, Peter has to deal with and solve a wide range of perplexing crimes. Fast-paced fantasy fiction from Ben Aaronovitch, an author who has experience writing for both Doctor Who and Casualty.
Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy transports readers to a dystopian future world where teenagers are forced to take part in a deadly game to win favour for themselves and their village. When Katniss Everdeen becomes a contestant, she is convinced she won't return, but as she enters the life-or-death world of the televised game, she finds that she's stronger than she thought. Can she triumph against the odds and find a future for herself? Totally unputdownable, this series is a must for any young adult's bookshelf. Since the release of the first feature film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, the trilogy has gained a whole new legion of fans and as we excitedly await the release of its sequel, Catching Fire, in November this year, now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in these action-packed adventures!
Based on eating normally for five days and reducing your calorie intake on the other two days, The Fast Diet is increasing in popularity and this inspirational cookbook will show you how to prepare 150 delicious, calorie-controlled meals that will make your fasting day easy. From the simplest of breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the book contains a month of carefully crafted meal plans and is sure to help you make the most of your diet. There is a whole section of speedy meals for busy days included too.
The First World War raged for over four years across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and changed the face of warfare forever. The great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres all incurred huge numbers of human loss and this book covers the fighting on all fronts. Bringing together the work of three leading historians, the book draws on a series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals to bring to life the personal experiences of the soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the war. It is also illustrated with over 150 contemporary black-and-white photographs, and 40 specially commissioned full-colour maps.
Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever when she and her dad move to Somerset where a stepmother and some brand-new sisters await them. And if this wasn't going to be enough of a change, some gorgeous boys are about to turn up on the scene too! Full of tween sagas that are all part of the trials and tribulations of growing up, including romance, jealousy, friendship, sorrow and love, these stories star a host of sassy sisters and plenty of chocolate! Ideal for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy's books display the perfect balance of drama and light-hearted fun, and are great for girls aged nine and over who want to read about real-life issues.
Please note that this product is on back order until the 31st May, this means your entire order will not be dispatched until this date.We apologise for any inconvenience. Levi Roots, the man behind Reggae Reggae Sauce, provides 101 sunshine-infused recipes perfect for the grill or barbecue in Grill It with Levi. Full of Levi's natural charm, the book offers tantalising recipes packed with fresh, healthy ingredients and a West Indian twist. From Chicken with Molasses, Sugar and Lime through to Calypso Burgers with Tropical Salsa, the cookbook will also show you how to make a Sunshine Smoothie. Quick and packed with flavour, every dish is just perfect for cooking outside (or inside if the weather is poor) and sharing with friends.
Elmer is, without doubt, one of the most-loved characters in children's books, and this exciting and bright four-book set of Elmer stories is perfect for introducing little ones to the world's most colourful elephant! Featuring vivid colours and charming rhyming stories, each board book is bursting with appealing pictures and simple, enjoyable storylines. From enjoying the weather come rain or shine and having a very busy day, to meeting Elmer's delightful friends and choosing your favourite colour with the patchwork animal, toddlers will be enchanted by each of these sturdy books, which come in a handy carry bag so they can go everywhere with your child too!
Sam Martin will help the modern man rediscover masculine dependability with How to Mow the Lawn - The Lost Art of Being a Man. From providing useful DIY tips to giving advice on the best way to prepare a BBQ, this is a simple and practical guide that offers no-nonsense advice on all things manly, including outdoor survival, carpentry, impressing women and fixing the car. From changing a car tyre to building a fire and carving a roast, this is a hilarious but practical book sure to be appreciated by any 21st century man.
Every page in this innovative, interactive and exciting book can be used to play games or make fantastic paper creations. Whether you roll it, rip it, fold it, snip it, or you find something else to do, Paper Play is a bumper activity book that will keep children (and grown-ups) occupied for hours on end as they explore their creativity with a simple piece of paper. From making a paper snowflake, pretty beads or a never-ending card, to a flying whirligig, a magic trick, a paper town and much, much more, the options are endless with Paper Play!
Relive your school days and jog your memory with the help of the I Used to Know That Activity Book. Compiled by Caroline Taggart, the book covers everything from pi and Pythagoras to prime ministers, prime numbers and literature and litmus tests. Designed to remind you of some of the fascinating information you may have forgotten from your school lessons, this is an enjoyable and interactive book that will find you reaching for your pencil case! Containing questions across all subjects, this is perfect for dipping into and even includes all the solutions at the back.
Providing a fun and challenging modelling medium, over the years LEGO has continued to prove that it is so much more than a toy just for children. In this full-colour illustrated LEGO book, AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) have compiled an impressive array of structures that recreate some of the word's most celebrated building and urban icons, all solely from LEGO bricks. From the New York skyline to London's Olympic Park, each construction has had its pieces skilfully selected and assembled to evoke the spirit of the building and accurately portray it in miniature form. There are even guidelines for making other recognisable structures like a red phone box and the Colosseum too, so grown-ups who never lost the LEGO bug can get building again!
Superman Sticker Set - 2 Books (collection)
SUPM 3 years +
With the release of new film Man of Steel, the whole world is going Superman crazy and this two-book collection is sure to keep fans happy for a long time. Both books come with over 250 reusable full-colour stickers and serve as a brilliant introduction to one of the greatest superheroes of all time. The Man of Steel sticker book features stickers of Superman in action as well as many other favourite characters from Metropolis, including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent, while the Deadly Enemies book focuses on his many foes including Lex Luthor, Darkseid and Metallo. Packed with original DC Comics artwork, there are also fun facts scattered throughout both books!
Jeremy Strong Collection - 5 Books (collection)
JRMY 7 years +
Being an old school headmaster means that Jeremy Strong really knows what makes kids tick and this fantastically funny 5-book collection from the award-winning author shows exactly why he is one of the nation's most-loved children's writers. Perfect for newly confident readers, he expertly writes hilarious books for children aged 7+ with witty storylines and laugh-out-loud pictures. Join Nicholas and his wonderfully daft family and their madcap antics including what happens when Nicholas's dad tries to make some fast cash by manufacturing nappies and the chaos that ensues when the whole family embark on a camping trip...
One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the horrors of secretarial work don't exactly appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out just what goes on behind a mortuary door. Capable and curious, she quickly becomes indispensable to Dr Simpson as he meticulously pursues the truth. Accompanying him from sombre morgues to London's most gruesome crime scenes, Miss Molly observes and assists as he uncovers the dark and disturbing secrets that all murder victims keep. With a sharp sense of humour and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her own remarkable true story here with warmth and wit, painting a vivid portrait of wartime London.
Great for getting even the fussiest eaters exploring all the goodness in eating and making plenty of different foods, 100 Yummy Things to Cook and Eat is a brilliant, kid-friendly cookbook. Each recipe includes an easy-to-follow 'You will need' list along with simple steps and instructions for making the dish and accompanying clear, full-colour illustrations. The mouth-watering photograph of the end result will be sure to tempt children to give every recipe a go too! Featuring both sweet and savoury recipes, children and grown-ups will have fun together whipping up muffins, salads, pasta dishes, cakes, cookies and much more in their kitchen.
Great for boys and girls alike, young readers will be enraptured by the lovable Lulu and her animal adventures! Complete with black-and-white illustrations throughout, this enchanting and entertaining collection from bestselling author Hilary McKay tells the tales of the warmest character in kids' books, animal-mad Lulu, and her encounters with animals just about anywhere. From a hedgehog in need of her help and a duck that could get Lulu in to a spot of bother in school, to a chubby cat who turns up from nowhere and a noisy little hamster who just won't go to sleep, McKay's storytelling is charming and these humorous stories are perfect for children aged 7+ starting to read independently.
From the Financial Times' popular writer and star of Channel 4's Superscrimpers Mrs. Moneypenny comes Careers Advice for Ambitious Women, a hilariously frank book that will help you get ahead at work. Giving the last word on careers for real women, it shows how you can't have it all, you have to do it all. In her trademark incisive manner, Mrs. Moneypenny offers clear and practical advice on how to succeed in all aspects of modern business, from nurturing your network through to the art of outsourcing.