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  • Grandpa's Great Escape

    David Walliams

    Product Code: AWXVH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Jack's Grandpa may wear his slippers to the supermarket and constantly forget Jack's name but he can still take to the skies and save the day...

    With spitfire journeys over London and great escapes through the city, David Walliams' touching and heartfelt adventure story celebrates the special bond between grandparent and grandchild.
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  • Bad Dad

    David Walliams

    Product Code: BUIWL
    Paperback 9 years +


    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    This is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child.
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  • Awful Auntie

    David Walliams

    Product Code: AQXNK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Aunt Alberta is desperate to cheat Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance: the beautiful Saxby Hall.

    Stella sets about on making a plan with her friend Soot, the mischievous ghost of a chimney sweep, to ensure she will be able to claim what is rightfully hers...

    With hilarious Roald Dahl-style hijinks, unforgettable characters and a heart-warming message of how friendship can appear in the most unlikely of places, Awful Auntie is a delightful children's novel from no.1 author David Walliams.
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  • Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPVV
    Paperback 9 years +
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.
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  • Oliver and the Seawigs

    Philip Reeve

    Product Code: AKXSE
    Paperback 9 years +
    A lively, gorgeously illustrated story from Dynamic Duo, Reeve and McIntyre! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with ...
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  • Tom Gates: What Monster?

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BZIPW
    Paperback 9 years +
    The bestselling, fully illustrated Tom Gates series is back! Winner of the ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE. This book contains: - MONSTERS - MYSTERY - A MUSIC FESTIVAL - MISSING stuff - ME and Marcus (Not necessarily in THAT order). AND a very strict supply teacher - but don't let that put you off!
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  • The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUYW
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his CAMPING SUCKS holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...
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  • Kid Normal

    Greg James

    Product Code: BGLHI
    Paperback 8 years +
    (2)
    The first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith. When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, or not knowing where the loos are. It's because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don't have superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't save the day. Let's hope Murph realises that, and quick - because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans ... It's time for Kid Normal to become a hero! Perfect for fans of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace. Featuring brilliant illustrations by Erica Salcedo throughout.
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: BMFCN
    Paperback 9 years +
    (1)
    Perfect for getting even the most reluctant readers absolutely hooked, the tales of Greg Heffley, his friends and his family in Jeff Kinney's unique, diary-meets-comic book remains a worldwide sensation.

    In this sixth instalment of the hit Wimpy Kid series, Greg finds himself in trouble at school (again) but this time he is actually innocent... for the most part anyway. Then a surprise blizzard means the worst thing EVER happens - Greg is trapped indoors with his family.

    Maybe the punishment that awaits him at school doesn't seem so bad after all...
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  • Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPTW
    Paperback 9 years +
    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can forget ALL about lessons (and irritating things like Marcus Meldrew). And concentrate on good stuff like: Inventing new ways to annoy my sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. Eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent. Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and my big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of my BRILLIANT plans . . ."
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  • Birthday Boy

    David Baddiel

    Product Code: BPKZV
    Paperback 9 years +
    David Baddiel's Birthday Boy is another bestselling blockbuster read!

    Hilarious and heart-warming, it's all about a boy called Sam Green who loves everything about birthdays. However, he soon finds out you can have too much of a good thing when he experiences a Groundhog Day situation on his birthday...

    David's witty text is accompanied by Jim Field's vibrant illustrations in this story that proves that sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
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  • The Star Outside my Window

    Onjali Q. Rauf

    Product Code: CAXBX
    Paperback 9 years +
    'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood... Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.
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  • Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZA
    Paperback 9 years +
    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I'm away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!"
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  • Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUYZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    "Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show."
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  • Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZC
    Paperback 9 years +
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of Tom Gates' adventures - now in paperback! Will Tom and his band DOGZOMBIES be LUCKY enough to win the Rock Weekly Band Battle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers to eat and a stray cat getting in the way, Tom's a bit too busy having FUN!
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  • Tom Gates: Tom Gates:Yes! No. (Maybe...)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZD
    Paperback 9 years +
    The laugh-out-loud Tom Gates is back in another brilliant instalment of Liz Pichon's bestselling illustrated series. Sometimes making up my mind isn't easy to do. Especially when my grumpy sister Delia is LOOMING over me. Mum's on a mission to TIDY UP the whole house. She says if I can't decide what to get rid of, she'll do it for me. Which would be a DISASTER! Lucky for me, The FOSSILS come to my rescue (more than once!)
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  • Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPTO
    Paperback 9 years +
    In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?
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  • Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZE
    Paperback 9 years +
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.
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  • Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (sort of)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUYY
    Paperback 9 years +
    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Back to school, but it's not all bad. We're entering Rooster in a dog show, the School Disco and my birthday are coming up so this term's going to be amazing! Mostly because Delia's not invited to any of these. There's only one small problem with my birthday, Granny Mavis says she's going to cook . . . uh oh!"
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  • Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUYX
    Paperback 9 years +
    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "No school for two whole weeks! (Yeah!) I can forget ALL about lessons (and irritating things like Marcus Meldrew). And concentrate on good stuff like: Inventing new ways to annoy my sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for DOGZOMBIES (with my mate Derek). Watching TV and eating caramel wafers. Eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent. Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and my big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of my BRILLIANT plans . . ."
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  • Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BUUZH
    Paperback 9 years +
    In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!). But just what *is* that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?
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  • Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPVW
    Paperback 9 years +
    Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.
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  • Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at some things)

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPUF
    Paperback 9 years +
    This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . . . . . . Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I'm away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!"
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  • Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky

    Liz Pichon

    Product Code: BTPSW
    Paperback 9 years +
    From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of Tom Gates' adventures - now in paperback! Will Tom and his band DOGZOMBIES be LUCKY enough to win the Rock Weekly Band Battle competition? They just might be if they could find time to practice! But with inspectors in the school, an amazing new cartoon on TV, caramel wafers to eat and a stray cat getting in the way, Tom's a bit too busy having FUN!
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