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grinning during lockdown than with a book? Introducing ...
Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble
Zoe Antoniades, illustrated by Katie Kear
This first book in a brand new series is FOUR stories in one!
I have a twin brother. Everyone calls him Jimmy, which is sort of the
English verison of Dimitri, his actual Greek name. Our mum's Greek,
you see. I'm Cally, short for Calista, which means, I don't want to
sound big-headed or anything, but it means 'most beautiful'. I'm not sure
about Dimitri, but if Dimitri means most-annoying-brother-in-the-whole-
wide-world, then that's him ...
Join Cally and Jimmy in four hilarious stories! They get into scrapes together, bake some
poisonous cakes, almost ruin their school assembly and finally have a twintastic birthday party.
Watch Zoe talk about her fantastic new book and read a passage.
This Book Has Alpacas and Bears
Emma Perry, illustrated by Rikin Parekh
Everyone has something to be proud of. In this new, hilarious picture book,
Alfonso the alpaca will set out to prove just that.
Alfonso the Alpaca loves nothing more than relaxing with a
good book. Until one day it dawns on him that their is not a
single alpaca in any of them - just wall-to-wall bears!
Something must be done, so Alfonso takes it upon himself
to write a story about himself. But before long he realises
that hit's not so easy (especially when you only have feet)
and soon he has to enlist the help of his friend Colin.
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates
Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph
Freddie Yates loves FACTS. But the biggest fact staring him in
the face right now is that his super sneaky journey is not going to plan.
When he persuaded his two best friends to help him search for the dad he’s
never met, he didn’t expect to set off a chain of miraculous events which have
ended up with them all being on the run in Wales... Worst of all, they’ve not even
packed enough pants.
“A big-hearted comic journey about friendship, family, and a miraculously
well-timed seagull.” David Solomons
WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Worst Class in the World
Joanna Nadin, illustrated by Rikin Parekh
A brand new, laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin. Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry and the Trouble with Daisy series.
According to head teacher Mrs Bottomley-
Blunt, 4B is the WORST CLASS IN THE
WORLD. She says school is not about footling
or fiddle-faddling or FUN. It is about
LEARNING and it is high time 4B tried
harder to EXCEL at it.
But Stanley and Manjit didn't LITERALLY
mean to make their whole class sick with
homemade biscuits. And they definitely didn't LITERALLY mean for
Manjit's dog Killer to eat their
teacher's shoes or for Bruce
Bingley's rat to escape. These things just happened even though
they had a FOOLPROOF plan.
You see, 4B may be the WORST
CLASS IN THE WORLD. But you
wouldn't want to be anywhere
Audrey Orr and the Robot Rage
EVER WISHED THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE OF YOU TO GO ROUND?
NEED TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE?
When Audrey Orr’s mum wins a luxury cruise
to Norway, Audrey thinks she’s won the
jackpot – until she realises it’s during term-
time. With her no-nonsense headteacher,
Mr Stickler, on her case, she has to resort
to something a bit unusual: a robot
clone! But can she trust Awesome the
clone to stay home and pretend to be
her or will Awesome turn out to be a
Selected for The Reading
Agency's 'Silly Squad'
2020 Summer Reading
Claire Helen Walsh and Olivier Tallec
The hilarious follow-up title to How Rude! which introduced us to the wonderful duo, Dot and Duck. They're back to share even more giggles in this
sweet story about sharing, manners, and friendship. One day Dot and Duck find a stick, only Dot thinks it's a sword and Duck thinks it's a flag. When Dot refuses
to share the new toy, she goes to any lengths to make sure Duck
doesn't try to take it. How will
Duck react to such selfish
behavior? Simple, funny, and
ultimately touching, this
book will appeal to any
child who is learning
what it means to share
importantly, what it is
to be a true friend.
Rebel With a Cupcake
Jesobel Jones is bold and beautiful. The daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star, she sees no need to apologise for her rambling
house, her imperfect family, her single
status... or her weight. Jess makes her
own cupcakes and she eats them,
too. That is, until own clothes day
rolls around. Jess and her friends
dedicate the required hours of
planning to their outfits. But a
wardrobe malfunction leaves
Jess exposed, and a mean
girl calling her the one thing
that's never bothered her
Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble
It's Bug Belly's turn to babysit! The taddies and froglets in Top Pond can't wait to try
out their uncle's cool water slides, death-defying dragonfly drops, and fancy frogball
games. But when Bug Belly's tummy goes URGLE-GURGLE GLUMP! everyone knows it
spells one thing - TROUBLE. As Bug Belly launches himself off the slide in pursuit of
scrumptious slug snack, he accidentally knocks loose all the rocks that are damming
up Top Pond... Suddenly, he's in a race against time to get the taddies to safety
before they get stuck in the mud. Will his penchant for yummy snacks lead him
and the taddies astray, straight into the hungry jaws of Old Pike, Heron or Sneaky
Snake? Luckily, nobody in Top Pond has more ingenious plans than this Top Frog...
"Bug Belly is Fast-paced, funny, and full of froggy-frolics." Jim Field
Oh No, Bobo!
Donna David & Laura Watkins
Join Bobo the Orangutan on his quest to find the perfect pillow and
ensure a good night’s sleep.
Bobo is sure one of his jungle friends will be able to help. He plucks a
feather here and a tuft of hair there but only causes upset! Bobo is left despondent
and still without a pillow. But when Elsie the elephant enthusiastically strokes Bobo
and wraps him up in her trunk in an effort to play, Bobo gets very upset indeed. Will Bobo
and Elsie both learn and important lesson about asking permission?
Beautifully illustrated, QED’s Storytime series introduces young children to the pleasures of
reading and sharing stories. Featuring charming animal and human characters, the books explore
important social and emotional themes like friendship, gratitude, perseverance and overcoming fears. A Next
Steps page at the back provides guidance for parents and teachers.
The Legend of King Arthuratops
A bumbling triceratops must prove himself worthy in New
York Times bestselling author Mo O’Hara’s second hilarious picture book offering a prehistoric spin on the legend of King Arthur.
It’s the Festival of the Stone, and dinosaurs from across the land will try to pull the great horn Rex-calibur from the magical stone. The one who succeeds shall be crowned king or queen. Arthur-a-tops is probably the least likely to accomplish the task. And yet…could he be the one true king?
In this completely reimagined Camelot featuring dino-squires, the trusty Merlin-a dactyl, and easy-to-trip-over dinosaur
tails, O’Hara transforms this classic tale
into an enjoyable, accessible, and truly
funny treat for young readers.
Coupled perfectly with Andrew
Joyner’s expressive and classic
illustrations, this story will induce
fits of giggles and lots of
knowing nods from parents who
want their little geniuses to
have the classics down by first
Anisha: Accidental Detective
Anisha is all set to be a (reluctant)
bridesmaid at Aunty Bindi's
wedding...until a secret ransom
note arrives. Bindi's groom has
been kidnapped and will only
be released IF THE WEDDING
IS CALLED OFF! With best
friend Milo, mischievous
Granny Jas, a runaway
lobster, a kitten-loving giant,
and some super skills of
logic and observation,
it's up to Anisha Mistry to
find her uncle, before
the big family wedding
of the year becomes
a big disaster!
The Dragon in the Library
Kit can’t STAND reading, She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games
and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged
along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible
discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library … and the
The Monster in the Lake
Kit is a wizard. The youngest wizard in the world, in fact. But her magic keeps going
wrong, and all kinds of weird stuff has started happening – exploding fireballs, animals
talking when they shouldn’t be, and a very strange new arrival in a nearby park. So Kit and her two best friends – along with their local librarian – set off to investigate, and to save the world… again.
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