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Funny Books for Kids

  • Anaconda Adventure

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRZB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Josh and Danny have gone for a nice day out at the zoo. Or, should that be, a nice, experimental, day out at the zoo? Petty's developed a new SWITCH spray for snakes! And Josh and Danny are willing volunteers. Things start to go a bit wrong though when they fail to SWITCH back into boys, and are spotted by a whole class of girls on a school trip! Luckily, Charlie, an old friend from summer camp, is there to help, and the panic subsides. The trouble is not over yet though ...
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  • Gecko Gladiator

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYY
    Paperback 7 years +
    Petty Potts has vanished-at least it seems that way to Josh and Danny. In actual fact, she's just relocated her secret lab ...to the VERY pink and VERY girly Princess Land! Reluctantly, the twins fight their way through hordes of excited girls dressed as fairies to the back of the shop, where a single door stands between them and Petty's new lab. SWITCHing into geckos, the boys have no problems getting under the door and up the walls. It's on the way out that things start to get really tricky ...the SWITCH back hasn't gone well, and although Josh and Danny have normal legs, they're giant geckos from the waist up! How on earth will they escape from Princess Land now?!
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  • Chameleon Chaos

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYW
    Paperback 7 years +
    Petty Potts' most recent reptoSWITCH spray doesn't seem to be working ...not that Josh and Danny were all that excited about being chameleons anyway-alligators would be way better! Plus, they're distracted by the mystery of who is sending them clues to find marbles filled with scientific code. But at school the next day, time seems to be going too fast for the twins, and when one of Danny's eyeballs rolls right round in its socket, they know things are getting weird. While Danny is distracted by the leafy coolness of his teacher's pot plant, Josh is causing a stir in PE, escaping the class bullies by climbing right up to the top of the gym ropes! How long will it be before the boys are boys again? And will they be able to find the next marble (and get their own back on those bullies) in the meantime?
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  • Turtle Terror

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYR
    Paperback 7 years +
    Josh and Danny are on holiday with their parents in Cornwall-so the last person they expect to see is mad scientist, and next door neighbour, Petty Potts! So when the twins see her on the beach - holding a turtle under each arm-they can't help but wonder what she's up to. The thing is, the boys have got other things on their mind. They've found another mystery marble clue, and need to get out to the ruined fort on the rocky island. But they take too long and the tide comes in, trapping them. Luckily, they have a bottle filled with SWITCH spray and turn themselves into leatherback turtles! Their swim back to mainland is filled with danger ...Will Danny be able to save Josh from the fishing net before he SWITCHes back in to a boy?
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  • Big Nate Compilation 3: Genius Mode

    Lincoln Peirce

    Product Code: AGPDH
    Paperback 9 years +
    A super-sized, super-funny compilation of all the most hilarious moments from Big Nate's long running, much-loved comic strip, originally published in newspapers and on the Web at comics.com. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'. Check out this third compilation of classic Big Nate comic strips, originally published in newspapers and on the Web at comics.com. "Lincoln Peirce is one of my cartooning heroes, and BIG NATE ranks as a comics classic. Year in and year out, Big Nate is among the best comics on the funny page." Jeff Kinney, author of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'.
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  • The Spider's Lair

    Guy Bass

    Product Code: AYIJE
    Paperback 8 years +
    Join Stitch Head, a mad professor's forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime...The Spider's Lair is Book 4 in the Stitch Head series by award-winning author Guy Bass (Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things). When Arabella lands up in the orphanage, Stitch Head leaves Grotteskew and its creatures behind and sets out on a daring rescue. But a far more gruesome monster awaits, and soon Stitch Head is trapped in its web with no chance of escape...Praise for Stitch Head: "If you liked Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries, you'll love this!" Julia Eccleshare
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  • The Monster Hunter

    Guy Bass

    Product Code: AYIJD
    Paperback 8 years +
    Join a mad professor's forgotten creation as he risks it all to save his friends. When an unexpected visitor crash-lands on top of Castle Grotteskew, Stitch Head knows it can only mean trouble. Eccentric explorer, Dotty Dauntless, has bet her fortune on delivering a monster to the Venture Club - the problem is, all the castle's monsters are as meek as kittens...
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  • Baddies, Beasties and a Sprinkling of Crumbs

    Tracey Corderoy

    Product Code: AYIJA
    Paperback 8 years +
    From the best-selling author Tracey Corderoy (The Grunt and The Grouch and Whiz, Pop, Granny Stop) come The Crumbs, a most unusual family! Follow the fabulously funny adventures of Martha, Otto and Scarlett Crumb, their Aunt Beastly and her pet boar Basil, as they battle baddies and conquer monsters. Otto, Martha and Scarlett Crumb are three most unusual children. With their dad, Henrig, busy inventing a special case to protect the Golden Elephant of Heera, they're expecting to look after themselves over the summer. Yet suddenly Henrig's long-lost sister turns up - and she's beastly! The children think things can't get any worse ...but then the Unstoppables, a notorious gang of robbers, set their sights on Henrig's special case, and it seems they'll stop at nothing to get their hands on it...Winner of the Hounslow Junior Fiction Award 2014
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  • Flight of the Battered Budgie

    Sam Hay

    Product Code: AYIIW
    Paperback 8 years +
    Joe is just an ordinary boy until he makes a wish on a spooky Egyptian amulet...Now he's the Protector of Undead pets! Joe's latest undead visitor is a budgie who had a run-in with a window - splat! Now Buddy the budgie is dead and he needs Joe's help. Can Joe prevent his owner falling victim to a devious scheme? Only if Joe succeeds will Buddy fly on to his final destination...Undead Pets is full of animal zombies and pets with one last thing to do before they pass to the other side! Funny and full of adventure, this series is ideal for boys and girls seeking a fast-paced and amusing chapter book.
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  • Night of the Howling Hound

    Sam Hay

    Product Code: AYIIT
    Paperback 8 years +
    Joe is just an ordinary boy until he makes a wish on a spooky Egyptian amulet...Now he's the Protector of Undead pets! Joe is off on a school trip to an adventure camp, and he can't wait to put Uncle Charlie's survival tips into practice! But it's not long before he's visited by Dexter, a scruffy-looking dog, with a howling tale of woe. Dexter doesn't want his owner feeling guilty for his death, but it'll be hard for Joe to intervene this time - it turns out that the owner is Joe's headmaster, the dreaded Mr Hill! Undead Pets is full of animal zombies and pets with one last thing to do before they pass to the other side! Funny, dark and full of adventure this series is ideal for boys seeking a fast-paced and amusing chapter book.
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  • Revenge of the Phantom Furball

    Sam Hay

    Product Code: AYIIS
    Paperback 8 years +
    When Joe Edmunds makes a wish on an Egyptian amulet, little does he know that he has volunteered to guide and defend the undead pet inhabitants of his town! Disaster strikes when Bonsai the pug chases Pickle the cat into the street, where she is flattened by a car. But the fact that Pickle has (almost) shuffled off her mortal coil isn't her biggest concern; she is worried that Bonsai will pursue her sister Pebble into an early grave too, unless she and Joe teach the dog a lesson...
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  • Goldenclaw

    Guy Bass

    Product Code: AXGER
    Paperback 8 years +
    From a land before time comes a hero for today ...Spynosaur - he's going to make crime extinct! A hilarious new series from award-winning author Guy Bass, perfect for fans of My Brother is a Superhero, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Darkmouth and Hamish and the Worldstoppers. When Spynosaur locks up the last of the world's worst criminal masterminds, all that's left are a string of disappointingly undemanding novelty villains. With no one worthy of his super-spy skills, Amber's worried that Spynosaur might give up spying altogether. Even Goldentoe, their last hope of a dastardly villain, admits to only pretending to be evil to win the heart of Shady Lady. Frantic that her dad has lost the will to spy, Amber convinces Goldentoe to make himself a more desirably dangerous suitor. With the help of the Science Ray and a sample of Spynosaur's DNA, Goldentoe transforms himself into Goldenclaw, a formidable half-man, half dinosaur far more powerful than Spynosaur, and intent on a spot of world-ending asteroid flinging...
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  • Worst Ever School Trip

    Barry Hutchison

    Product Code: AWOKM
    Paperback 9 years +
    A hilarious new series from best-selling author, Barry Hutchison, perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser. "I like to smell my own farts..." Gah! Someone shut me up! It's been 92 hours since Beaky last told a lie. So far he's survived two full days of school with only three light beatings, two telling-offs and one wedgie ...but the annual school trip is going to take Beaky's survival skills to a whole other level - especially as a mix up in the school office means that Beaky and his class are on a trip to Learning Land, an educational theme park aimed at eight-year-olds. And home to cheery-but-creepy Clumso the Clued-up Clown whose job is to dish out fascinating facts to one and all. But there is worse to come when Beaky's partnered with Wayne, a.k.a the school bully, who has a morbid fear of clowns. With Beaky unable to tell a lie and Wayne intent on beating him up, things aren't looking good. And that's before they find themselves on the run from a manic clown who'll seemingly stop at nothing to track them down...
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  • Apocalypse Miaow Miaow

    James Proimos

    Product Code: APWCN
    Paperback 7 years +
    The end is nigh. Apocalypse has dawned. Everyone has gone ...except for our heroes: Brownie, Apollo and their ragtag group of strays. Having raided a supermarket and defeated some very mean mutts, our heroes find themselves out of food. So when they hear a rumour of a Twonkies factory, and all the Twonkies they could ever eat, they think they've won the Twonkie jackpot. The only catch is the cat guarding the factory - and this 'cat' is MUCH bigger than any feline they've ever met. Can our heroes defeat their foe and claim the Twonkies for themselves? More irreverent, dog-filled apocalyptic adventures. With laughs on every page, this brilliant graphic novel will charm everyone from the most reluctant reader to the coolest of cats (humans and animals alike)!
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  • Bad Magic

    Pseudonymous Bosch

    Product Code: AMGFU
    Paperback 7 years +
    This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It's just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You'd better read it to find out.)
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  • The Boy with the Pudding Touch

    Laura North

    Product Code: APYKI
    Paperback 7 years +
    It's Jack's birthday. He makes a wish and gets a super power! Everything he touches turns into a pudding. He thinks it will be the best birthday ever. Then things start to get sticky...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
  • The Mad Scientist Next Door

    Clare De Marco

    Product Code: APYKF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ella's next door neighbour, Mr Willis, is seriously mean. She stays out of his way as much as possible. But when she accidentally catapaults her baby brother's favourite teddy bear into Mr Willis' garden, Ella is forced to go over to his house. And Ella is in for a SHOCK! Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
  • Class Six and the Nits of Doom

    Sally Prue

    Product Code: APXJQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Class 6's teacher is a witch. That's bad. The dancing skeletons and pterodactyls they can see in her eyes are worse. And nobody likes the snake in her desk. But worst of all are the witch-nits. Rodney catches them first. It's not long before the whole class is scratching. Then strange things start happening to them. The green glowing toenails. The antennae that pick up digital radio. And whatever it is that Rodney's turning into...Is there any cure for the nits of doom?
  • K-9

    Rohan Gavin

    Product Code: APWJB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Darkus Knightley - tweed-wearing, mega-brained, thoroughly logical 13-year-old investigator of the weird - was just getting used to having his dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley went off-radar, again, leaving Darkus with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his only partner in crime-solving. Now things are getting even stranger. Family pets are being savaged by a beast at a top London beauty spot. Policemen have been tracked and attacked by a particularly aggressive canine. And two curiously alert hounds seem to be watching Darkus's house. No one is using the word werewolf - yet - but as the full moon approaches, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London's dog population. A mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son ...Criminally good detective adventure, perfect for fans of Sherlock and sharp-minded sleuths of all shapes and sizes ...www.knightleyandson.com
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  • Knightley and Son

    Rohan Gavin

    Product Code: APWJA
    Paperback 7 years +
    Meet Knightley and Son - two great detectives for the price of one ...Darkus Knightley is not your average thirteen-year-old: ferociously logical, super-smart and with a fondness for tweed, detective work is in his blood. His dad Alan Knightley was London's top private investigator and an expert in crimes too strange for Scotland Yard to handle, but four years ago the unexplained finally caught up with him - and he fell into a mysterious coma. Darkus is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and find out what really happened. But when Alan suddenly wakes up, his memory is wonky and he needs help. The game is afoot for Knightley & Son - with a mystery that gets weirder by the minute, a bestselling book that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organisation known as the Combination ...A funny, warm, fantastical crime caper with an unlikely hero and a brilliant comic cast, perfect for fans ofSherlock and criminally good storytelling.
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  • Anyone but Ivy Pocket

    Caleb Krisp

    Product Code: APWCS
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid with the natural instincts of a wartime Prime Minister. Or at the very least, a lighthouse keeper. For the princely sum of GBP500, Ivy has agreed to courier the Duchess of Trinity's most precious possession - the Clock Diamond - from Paris to England, and to put it around the neck of the revolting Matilda Butterfield on her twelfth birthday. Acquiring bosom friends and instant enemies as she goes, it's not long before Ivy finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, mayhem and murder. Illustrated in humorous gothic detail by John Kelly, Anyone But Ivy Pocket is just the beginning of one girl's deadly comic journey to discover who she really is ...
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  • Thunderbot's Day of Doom

    Alan MacDonald

    Product Code: APVUJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Our heroes, Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog, face their toughest challenge yet - a weatherman gone bad! Thunderbot is determined to hold the country to ransom by controlling the weather - he even threatens to put the Queen in danger! With gadgets a-plenty, our young superheroes must battle through ice, snow, tornadoes and lightning strikes - but can they save the day? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.
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  • Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody

    Roland Chambers

    Product Code: APIBF
    Paperback 7 years +
    One girl. One turtle. One epic voyage! If you like Pippi Longstocking, you'll love Nelly Peabody. When Nelly says she's going to do a thing, she does it, whatever it is. Learn to juggle china cups? Of course! Live on lemons for a month? Why not? Set out in a boat with knitted sails to find her long-lost father, with only her turtle Columbus for company? Absolutely! And she won't let anything get in her way ...
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  • It's Alive!

    Claire O'Brien

    Product Code: APHYH
    Paperback 9 years +
    One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be a world-famous fashion designer adored by millions. But for now, I'm stuck with: Living in a MICRO-TINY cottage stuck to the side of a pub A pair of BONKERS parents who are still NQT (Not Quite Together) Two MEAN GIRLS trying to steal my best friend And a Granny who is behaving even more strangely than usual. The third and final instalment in the hilariously haphazard life of Cordelia Codd, from the author of Not Just the Blues and Frankly, Ruby, I Don't Give a Damn.
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