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  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
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    Who doesn't love Christmas? These 10 festive picture books celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of Yuletide sparkle.

    Little mouse William makes a winter wish for it to snow; Santa tries to avoid being photographed everywhere he goes; and there's a whole host of wintry animals waiting to say hello!

    With rhyming text, funny characters and heart-warming plots, these books will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.
    Format: paperback
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  • Really Nearly Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: RNCM
    Collection 3 years +
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    It's really nearly Christmas... What better way to raise excitement than by sharing snow-filled stories?

    The Tale of Jack Frost is retold by Hugless Douglas author David Melling (there's also a special Christmas story starring that bear, too); two children are determined to catch Santa once and for all; and excitement builds on Christmas Eve.

    You can even introduce children to the classic The Night Before Christmas. Altogether now: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...'
    Format: paperback
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  • Santa's Super Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: SNTA
    Collection 3 years +
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    Enjoy a very merry Christmas with this collection of cosy picture books for the festive season.

    Perfect for snuggling up with, this is a combination of traditional stories and vibrant tales that the whole family will love sharing in the build-up to the big day.

    A cute puppy gets lost in the snow, there's a party at the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel and Santa comes to the rescue! Featuring beautiful artwork, these stories will inspire everyone to embrace the spirit of Christmas. Yule love them!
    Format: paperback
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  • My First Mr. Men Little Miss Stacking Train

    Product Code: CT0829
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    This Mr. Men and Little Miss train set comes with a range of colourful blocks which help to develop children's hand-eye coordination and imagination.

    Ages 1 plus.

    Box dimensions: 350mm x 80mm x 105mm.
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  • Wooden Farmyard Animals

    Product Code: ED2088
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    Bring all the fun of the farm into your children's playtime with this 20-piece set of wooden toys.

    A traditional favourite, it's sure to inspire imaginative play as your little farmers make up some brilliant scenes involving pigs, cows, sheep and hens.

    All of the figurines are hand-painted and the whole set (including the wooden tray) will help develop hand-coordination skills.
    Contents: 1 tray, 2 cows, 1 rabbit, 3 people, 1 dog, 1 sheep, 1 chicken, 1 duck, 1 pig, 2 horses, 2 trees, 1 hay bale, 1 drinking trough, 1 fence, 1 tractor.

    Ages 3 plus
    225 x 310mm
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  • Match Football Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: MFTL
    Collection 8 years +
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    Calling all football fanatics!

    These three books are packed with puzzles, records and jokes that will keep any footy-obsessed child (and their parents!) happily entertained for hours on end.

    Inspired by the bestselling Match! magazine, the joke book contains quips, puns and knock-knock jokes featuring the world's greatest players ('Why's Ronaldo's bedroom always tidy? Because he's not Messi'), while the records are great for kids who love facts. The puzzle book is perfect for keeping children happily entertained both at home and on long journeys.
    Format: paperback
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    Operation Gadgetman!

    Malorie Blackman

    Product Code: FFM3
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    Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!With the help of her friends - and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit - Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention...?
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  • The Turn of Midnight

    Minette Walters

    Product Code: TURN
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    It's 1349 and the Black Death is continuing to plague England - and the quarantined people of Develish, Dorseteshire are starting to question whether they are the only survivors in the country...

    As their supplies start to dwindle, the community prepare to head to the outside world, but how will they find safety in a desolated wasteland? Free-thinking serf Thaddeus Thurkell decides to find out.

    He leads a team with the purpose of finding freedom for Develish's people. However, this leads to a life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion...

    Written by Minette Walters, this is a compelling and thought-provoking piece of historical fiction.
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    Dolphin Boy

    Product Code: EEK3
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    Discover this spellbinding story from former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman. Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village - but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village is working together to return the dolphin to the water. The dolphin stays in the harbour, playing with Jim and the swimmers, but then the dolphin disappears... will Jim ever see him again?
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    Starting School

    Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: DDP3
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    Are you starting school soon? How exciting! If you can't wait to start school, or are feeling a little nervous, this is the perfect book for you. Full of humour and fun, this reassuring read will help children and parents get ready for the first day of school, and find out what to expect from the rest of their first term.
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    The Giver

    Lois Lowry

    Product Code: EEX3
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    In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems. It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right... The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.
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    The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

    Christopher Edge

    Product Code: DDX3
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    "A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart." - Frank Cottrell-Boyce An extraordinary novel for anyone who's ever been curious. When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie's mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a box, his mum's computer and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space to find her... "Christopher Edge's warm hearted writing sucks you in from the start with a sparkling take on parallel worlds, fuelled by a delightfully fresh understanding of quantum physics and a fearless ability to take on life, loss and dreaming big while never talking down to his readers. Bananas will never be the same again. I have one complaint about this book. I wanted it to be longer." - Samira Ahmed Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.
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    The Reluctant Dragon

    Kenneth Grahame

    Product Code: CCH3
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    A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame. `Now, dragon,' said the Boy imploringly. `You've got to fight him some time of other you know, 'cos he's St George and you're the dragon. Better get it over, and then we can go on with the sonnets.' Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George? The Reluctant Dragon is a funny story of bravery, friendship and derring-do. This children's classic is made even more collectable thanks to the beautiful illustrations by E.H. Shepard, the artist behind the original illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh. A classic childhood fantasy for everyone who loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan. Perfect for early readers aged 8 and up. Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859. He told his son stories about water rats and moles which became The Wind in the Willows, the book for which he is best known. He died in 1932.
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  • Itch Rocks

    Simon Mayo

    Product Code: IRZ2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Best-loved radio broadcaster Simon Mayo reaffirms his passion and talent for writing for kids with his second children's book, Itch Rocks.

    After nearly poisoning his whole class, escaping the clutches of a madcap teacher and nearly dying from radiation, Itch's life is just about on track again. But when government security guards are watching you 24-7, being 'normal' doesn't last for long.

    Sinister forces, unrelenting scientists and international terrorists are still pursuing Itch to find out where he's hidden the precious Element 126. Can his sister and tomboy cousin help him protect his secret?

    Exciting and nail-biting, fans of H.I.V.E, Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl will be gripped by Itch!
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  • Lillian Harry Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: AF0906
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    These three powerful novels will transport you to the tumultuous time following the end of the Second World War. Written with compassion and authority by Lilian Harry, they follow the experiences of many women as they try to move on with their lives.

    Goodbye Sweetheart looks at the fortunes of people living in April Grove in Portsmouth. It covers what happened to the evacuees and what they got up to during the years of the war - and how they welcomed back the troops. A Farthing Will Do follows Ruth, Lizzie and Heather as they welcome the end of the war with mixed feelings. As they try to get to grips with their emotions, the coming of peace brings further bewilderment, anger and disappointment.

    A Promise to Keep is very evocative as it finds Thursday Tilford having to choose between the two men who have captured her heart. Saga writing at its finest, this is a collection of poignant and perfect books.
    Format: paperback
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  • Owl Babies: Book and Toy

    Martin Waddell & Patrick Benso

    Product Code: OWBT
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    Coming in a cute, smaller format, this is a classic children's book about three baby owls waiting for their mother to come home.

    Written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson, the book is full of charm and style and is sure to be returned to again and again. It's even been described as 'a perfect bedtime story'.

    A family favourite for nearly 25 years, the little board book here is accompanied by a beautiful little soft toy of a baby owl.
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    Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day

    Axel Scheffler

    Product Code: BBD3
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    Pip and Posy can't wait to go out and play in the snow. They have fun, until they decide to build a snowman and things start to go pear-shaped. Pip wants to build a snowRABBIT but Posy wants a snowMOUSE! Oh dear! Happily they resolve their differences over a cosy craft session indoors.
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    Kensuke's Kingdom

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: BBY3
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    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone . . . From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse, this is a spellbinding adventure story about friendship and survival. Kensuke's Kingdom was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the FCB Award. `A dazzling adventure' - The Times
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    Handa's Surprise

    Eileen Browne

    Product Code: FFD3
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    In this board book edition of a picture book classic, a delightful surprise colourfully unfolds when a little girl called Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend. A beautiful board book edition of a bestselling modern classic, this is the story of Handa, who's part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya. Handa decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. But as Akeyo muses, I wonder what fruit Akeyo will like best?, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she's carrying on her head... When Handa reaches Akeyo, will she have anything left to offer her friend? Richly illustrated, brimming with luscious fruit and cheeky wild animals, this mouth-watering story is for the youngest of readers. In the best pantomime spirit, children will long to tell Handa what's happening right behind her!
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    My Dad's a Birdman

    David Almond

    Product Code: HHV3
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    Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling. A warm and wonderfully wacky tale told with heart and hope by the Carnegie award winning author David Almond. Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course!
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    Fireweed

    Jill Paton Walsh

    Product Code: FFB3
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    A re-issue of a forgotten favourite, FIREWEED is an evocative and unflinching story of wartime survival for younger readers Bill is a fifteen-year-old runaway evacuee, and he's finding that surviving on the streets of London is pretty easy, thank you very much. He's fed by a local cafe owner, he earns some cash as a barrow-boy in Covent Garden, and sleeping in the Underground air-raid shelters is cosy - if a bit smelly. Things get more complicated for Bill with the arrival of Julie. She's a runaway too, and although she's a bit posh, she's just as determined as Bill to stay free of interfering parents and 'the social'. But although it's fun for a while to duck Jerry missiles and camp out in bombed-out houses, the reality of living through the Blitz quickly begins to set in. Winter is coming, and Bill and Julie will discover that playing at being grown-ups can be a very dangerous game.... First published in 1969, and winner of the 1970's Book World Festival Award, FIREWEED evokes a time of tin Spitfires, powdered eggs, warm woollen mittens and reading by firelight. Perfect for readers young and old, this book is a beautifully written classic, full of adventure, heroism and British wartime courage.
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    The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

    David Almond

    Product Code: DDR3
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    Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's journey from anguish to joy. Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of clanging machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish! Stan, however, has his own destiny, which leads him - via a hook-a-duck stall - to Pancho Pirelli, the blue-caped madman who swims with piranhas. And as Stan delves into the waters, he finally discovers who he really can be.
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    Song of the Dolphin Boy

    Elizabeth Laird

    Product Code: FFW3
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    Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home. But his new friends are in danger of being injured by the rubbish that floats out into the water - and now a supermarket is going to release thousands of balloons that could drift out to sea and cause even more damage. Desperate to help the dolphins, Finn goes to the Lighthouse Crew, a group of kids who have always left Finn out. Will they be able to set aside their differences to save the dolphins? And what will Finn discover about his past along the way? A moving adventure about the impact of plastic pollution on our seas, and the campaigning power of friendship from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey. 'Song of the Dolphin Boy is such a beautiful, important, heartfelt book. I loved every page' Lauren St John 'A lively and inspiring tale of village life and the dangers to wildlife of releasing balloons' The Sunday Times
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    Mr Men: My Mummy

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: EEN3
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    This very special Little Miss book is the perfect gift for Mother's Day. The Little Miss will help you show your mummy just how special she is to you. From making you smile, even when things are going wrong, to knowing just when hugs are needed, mummies are Splendid, Fun, Magic, Sunshine - lots of the Little Miss rolled into one! Children can also add their own words to the story to make it a really personal gift. The perfect book for your mummy's birthday, a new mother, Mother's Day, or for giving and sharing any time you want to say I love you, too. The Mr Men and Little Miss have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Bold illustrations and funny stories make Mr Men and Little Miss the perfect story time experience for children aged 2 years and up.
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