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The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife: Book 1
The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife: Book 1

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Maz Evans is BACK with a laugh-out-loud tale about a girl with BIG feelings. Recommended for ages 7+ with gorgeous illustrations throughout by Chris Jevons.

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Franklin's Flying Bookshop

'I LOVE it. It is so touching and original and delightful. Katie's illustrations are a perfect match for the text, too' Jacqueline Wilson

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone is too scared to even look at him. One day he meets a girl named Luna who, far from being scared, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They instantly become friends and talk non-stop about what they've read: books about roller skating, King Arthur, spiders and how to do kung fu. Together, they hatch a plan to share their love of books with others by opening a bookshop - a flying bookshop, that is - right on Franklin's back!

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A Child of Books

Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017

"A gorgeous homage to the power of the written word" Guardian

"A fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters" The New York Times


In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy's imagination. Now a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him... But who will be next?

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Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Morris Lessmore loved words.

He loved stories.

He loved books.

But every story has its upsets...

Everything in Morris Lessmore's life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day.

Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children's literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmoreis a modern masterpiece, showing that in today's world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it's the story that we truly celebrate ~ and this story, no matter howyou tell it, begs to be read again and again.

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Luna Loves Library Day

Every week Luna looks forward to one special day: the day when she discovers magic among the library shelves; the day she gets to spend with her dad. Exploring the books, Luna and her dad find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history. An inspiring story from one of the UK's greatest up-and-coming award-winning poets for children, perfectly captured in all its flights of fancy by newcomer Fiona Lumbers. Endorsed by Amnesty International: "This is a touching reflection on the power of reading to bring families together; Fiona Lumbers' illustrations convey Luna's vivid inner life, while Coelho's lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood." Amnesty International "An ode to love and different kinds of families, with lyrical text and richly coloured, warm illustrations." Irish Independent, Best Books of 2017

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2020-08-29
Books About Books
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You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Books!

Imagine a world without books. You would have no information about the world outside, except what you could learn from travellers. You would know nothing about the past, except what storytellers could remember. The book is a truly amazing data storage device, yet most of us take it for granted. Find out how it has developed over the centuries, and how it is being reinvented for the future.

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Don't Read This Book!

A brilliantly witty picture book from rising star Jill Lewis and best-selling illustrator Deborah Allwright about a fairy tale gone wrong. The King is about to star in a brand new story but - wait a minute! What's this? The story has disappeared! You'd better go and do something else instead ...What? You're still here? Well, then you'll see the King frantically galloping through Storyland to piece together the fragments of his story, with some very unlikely interventions (and help) and some familiar faces doing some very unfamiliar things. And look out for the pea. He's the real star of this show! Jill Lewis's bold and innovative story makes for a fantastic read aloud book to share with the whole family, while Deborah Allwright (illustrator of The Night Pirates) provides the hilarious and intricate artwork to bring this picture book to life.

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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Celebrate the joy of books with the entertaining Charlie Cook's Favourite Book , from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo .

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . .

From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure! This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!

Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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Dog Loves Books

Dog loves books! Dog loves books about dinosaurs and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books! Dog has his very own bookshop, although he doesn't have many customers. But that's all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends or fun.

And when someone does come into the shop, Dog knows just which books to recommend...

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Ben's Book

When Ben receives a book for his birthday, he's not sure what to do with it. Should he use it to stand on so he can reach up higher? Perhaps it would make a good tunnel for his cars or a nice new house for his hamster? Each different thing Ben tries just doesn't seem quite right! Until, that is, he shows it to his older sister Lulu, who knows exactly what the book is for.

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Bears Don't Read!

An exquisite new picture book from renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Blue Kangaroo.

A magical story of friendship to power the imagination and encourage children (and bears!) towards a lifelong love of reading.

"That's just silly!" said his sister. "Bears don't read!"

George isn't happy doing the usual bear things like chatting and fishing. But what else is there? Then one day, he finds a book beneath a tree and knows... More than anything he wants to learn to read!

But, arriving in town, George soon discovers that it's not easy to be a bear at school! If only he could find someone to teach him the alphabet and change his life forever... Perhaps a little girl called Clementine can help?

A feel-good story of determination and friendship - sure to encourage a lifelong love of books.

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How to Read a Book

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book , a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree-a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do-and

plant yourself.

(It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

How to Read a Book has received three starred reviews!

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It's a Book

A wry exchange between an IT-savvy donkey, a book-loving ape and a mouse forms this playful and light-hearted look at the role of books in our digital age. With a subversive and signature Lane Smith twist, this satisfying and perfectly executed picture book has something to say to children and adults alike about the importance and joy of reading.

From the creator of the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning There Is a Tribe of Kids .

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Read This Book If You Don't Want a Story

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I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.

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I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself!

Praise for Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! : "A delightfully original work, worth every penny" The Independent


In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read. "Now I can read all the stories in the world," she says. "And you can read them to me!" adds little brother Alphonse. But when Natalie tries to read all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn't so sure any more...

With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

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8th July 2020

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The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife: Book 1
The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife: Book 1

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Maz Evans is BACK with a laugh-out-loud tale about a girl with BIG feelings. Recommended for ages 7+ with gorgeous illustrations throughout by Chris Jevons.

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