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About my book selection My curated collection of children s books includes picture books for all ages a selection of books which emphasise our interconnections with each other and or the planet this includes some stories set in other countries and some where the author and or illustrator are from another country a varied selection of fiction which includes real world fiction historical fiction fantasy and great reads from a number of genres many of which have the potential to appeal to a wide age range This includes illustrated fiction for 6 to 9 years stories for 6 to 11 years and 9 to 14 years and a selection of 12 and young adult titles My chapter book selection includes a number of shorter reads which are engaging heartfelt and have hidden depths Proving that challenging and engaging reads don t have to be long ones Non Fiction books A selection of non fiction books with a particular emphasis on ones that link to science or our natural world including space For all categories there are a lot more books available so please ask
About my book selection My curated collection of children   s books includes       picture books for all ages       a sele...
Books for babies and pre schoolers There are cats in this book Viviane Schwarz Age 2 Lift the flaps and help the cats in this unusual and funny tale 7 50 paperback with lift up flaps Milo Touch and Feel board book 7 50 0 to 4 years Milo s First Adventure 4 99 small board book Go exploring the outdoor with Milo and attached finger puppet More fun interactive stories available please ask for details Goodnight Hoot Board Book 6 99 0 to 4 years
Books for babies and pre-schoolers  There are cats in this book  Viviane Schwarz, Age  2  Lift the flaps, and help the cat...
Pip and Posy Books and Soft Toys 5 99 board book or paperback Pip and Posy Look and Say 6 99 paperback 8 99 soft hardback Plush Toys Approx 20cm High Pip 7 99 Posy 7 99 Pip and Posy Set 14 Available to Order
Pip and Posy  Books and Soft Toys    5.99 board book or paperback Pip and Posy Look and Say   6.99 paperback   8.99 soft h...
Picture Books for kids that love nature and space Ollie and the Otter A Scottish Osprey Story 6 99 paperback Age 2 Rory the Otter helps his friend Ollie the Osprey learn to throw a heart warming tale full of wonderful sounds The illustrations beautifully capture Scottish wildlife Katie Morag Delivers the Mail Mari Hedderwick Age 3 to 7 yeara Sale 5 50 Limited number Welcome to the island of Struay If you haven t discovered the delightful Katie Morag yet you are in for a treat A fun playful and inventive story with beautifully bold pictures perfect for young readers The Boy who Switched off the Sun Paul Brown and Mark O Hanlon Find out what happens when Marvel turns of the sun and if he can put things right again 5 99 paperback Age 4 Aerodynamics of Biscuits Claire Helen Welsh Illustrator Sophie Touliatou 5 99 paperback
Picture Books  for kids that love nature and space  Ollie and the Otter  A Scottish Osprey Story   6.99 paperback Age  2  ...
Picture book small events can become a big adventure We re going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen Helen Oxenbury 4 paperback You Must Bring a Hat 6 99 Available to order Children will delight in this story where there is a new requirement to get into the party added each time The clever twist at the end still brings a smile to my son s face even after many readings A Place to Call Home Alexis Deacon 6 99 paperback About four young hamsters who have grown too big for their hole they must go out in the world to explore and discover and find their new home
Picture book  small events can become a big adventure  We   re going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen   Helen Oxenbury   4 pap...
Get them reading illustrated fiction Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1 The Awful Invasion 5 99 paperback The first book in a 6 part series One of my bestsellers of 2016 A great read for kids and fun for adults too So excited the Floris Books now has four great series to choose from in their early readers collection Engaging stories to get every child reading but also great for older children too Both Callum s New Team and Thornfinn the Viking have proven popular with 9 year olds Each is Full of black and white pictures Has activities at the end to further engage with the story and have fun 5 99 paperback Many customers commented how it was different to other books they had seen and liked the historical connection To find out more about these great books and which might most interest your child please get in touch
Get them reading  illustrated fiction  Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1 The Awful Invasion   5.99 paperback The first boo...
Cat stories Squishy McFluff The Invisible Cat Pip Jones and Ella Okstad 5 paperback p69 You can have wonderful adventures with an imaginary friend Find out what Ava gets up to with her invisible cat in these three delightful short stories The Jasmine Sneeze Nadine Kaadan 6 99 Sale Age 5 9 years Be transported to the courtyards of Damascus Syria in more peaceful times than the present Meet Haroun the cat and his Jasmine tree The Black Cat Detectives Wendy Meddour 5 99 p 176 Limited number Ages 8 to 12 years Miss Hazeltine s Home for Shy Fearful Cats Alicia Potter and Birgitta Sif 6 99 Age 3 Miss Hazeltine helps her cat s become braver One day when Miss Hazeltine goes missing is the shyest cat of all brave enough to rescue her Destined to be a classic All is not quite what it seems in this faced paced humours adventure from author of Dottie Blanket a warm insight into two Muslim families
Cat stories Squishy McFluff  The Invisible Cat Pip Jones and Ella Okstad   5 paperback p69 You can have wonderful adventur...
Picture books where something or someone goes missing The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don 5 99 paperback Age 3 Two children find a telescope on the beach the only clue to its owner is the large bottom print on the sand next to it They set out to do a bit of detective work to find out who the owner is Sleep Well Siba and Saba 7 99 Age 3 to 99 Siba and Saba are always loosing something a playful rhyming story set in Uganda a story about hope with the most heartwarming and beautiful pictures I have seen The Bunny that could not be Found Angela Mitchell and Sarah Horne paperback 5 99 Princess Lolly is beside herself when her dog goes missing but then the messages get mixed up and her servants end up looking for a pink rabbit A delightful story a bit like a pantomime follows A great read aloud with plenty of interactive fun
Picture books  where something or someone goes missing The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don   5.99 paperback Age  3      Two ch...
Some more great picture books Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Paperback 6 99 with Free downloadable audio story Age 2 8 years A funny rhyming story Two dogs discover they are better at baking cakes than being burglars They they discover they are good at solving crimes and there is always one to solve One of my best selling series from 2016 More picture book stories available and have you tried their chapter books yet Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Up Up and Away 5 paperback p124 Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Spooky School 5 paperback p128 Three short stories in each book featuring the same characters as the picture books A perfect read aloud and a great way to help children move into chapter books More Shifty and Sam picture books available Edgar and the Sausage inspector Jan Fearnley Paperback 6 99 with Free downloadable audio story Ages 3 to 9 years When Edgar goes shopping to get his sister some food he bumps into the Inspector and each time he takes the food off him claiming it has gone bad Until one day Edgar has had enough With the most delightful and detailed illustrations which leap of the page This was an instant hit with my 6 and nearly 9 year old
Some more great picture books  Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Paperback   6.99 with Fre...
Heartwarming stories to inspire a love of reading Grace Ella Spells for Beginners 5 99 Ages 6 to 11 years With characters that are spot on plenty of humour and subtle depths this is a great witchy tale On hear 9th birthday Grace Ella discovers she is a witch Can she deal with the bullies without breaking any of the golden rules Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop Ages 6 to 11 years 4 99 A heartwarming and humorous tale with subtle depths where a girl discovers she can solve her own problems Steve s Dreams and the Sabretooth Tiger by Dan Anthony 4 99 Age 7 to 11 years Steve worries about many things but at nighttime he dreams himself into a hero An original and funny adventure When it comes to stories with heart from talented authors the team at Firefly Press know how to choose them Here are 3 of my favourites The full range of Firefly Press books are also available please ask for details
Heartwarming stories to inspire a love of reading  Grace-Ella  Spells for Beginners   5.99 Ages  6 to 11 years With charac...
Time to explore and meet creatures from other worlds Lost on Mars by Paul Magrs 7 99 Ages 11 years p352 An epic science fiction story skilfully told One family s struggle to survive on Mars What will they discover when a funny heartwarming they are forced to seek a new and thoughtful story life across the plains Perijee and Me Ross Montgomery 6 99 p240 Ages 8 to 12 years The Monster from the Blue Planet by Cornelia Funke 6 Ages 5 to 8 years The Alien story in reverse the green Alien visits earth where he meets a girl who then visits the Alien s planet that I could not put down Blue John by Berlie Doherty 6 Ages 5 to 9 years Blue John the son of the Queen of Darkness lives in a cave which he must not leave So what will he do when a girl comes visiting Also available book 2 The Martian Girl 6 99 p220
Time to explore and meet creatures from other worlds  Lost on Mars by Paul Magrs   7.99 Ages  11  years p352 An epic scien...
Pirate twists and under water adventures Cats Ahoy Peter Bentley and Jim Field Ages 2 to 9 years 5 Fun rhyming tale with a inventive pirate twist The eye catching illustrations bring it to life For cat and pirate lovers Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt 5 99 p290 Limited number Ages 7 to 11 years An adventure story that flows effortlessly a story with soul great puns clever plot and a plucky heroine Great for readers of all abilities there is plenty of space in margins so is more equivalent in length to a 200 page book Shipley Manor Tim Walker 5 50 p288 Ages 7 to 11 years Tom loves his Saturday job at the Shipley Manor Country Club The place is full of hidden wonders all is not as it seems A terrific mystery and adventure
Pirate twists and under water adventures  Cats Ahoy  Peter Bentley and Jim Field Ages  2 to 9 years   5 Fun, rhyming tale ...

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Heart felt shorter stories for all ages 5 99 Sale paperback p224 Ages 7 to 99 years Limited number 5 99 p58 Age 7 8 Limited number 5 Sale p76 paperback Age 8 5 99 p58 Age 8 6 99 Sale p76 paperback Age 8 7 50 p96 paperback Age 13 to 99 years For a story to be fun engaging and thoughtful it doesn t have to be a long one The kind of story you will want to read more than once and you will want to share If you are a child or an adult who hasn t picked up a book in a while why not try one of these If your all ready a big reader you won t want to miss these powerful short stories Lot s more great stories like these available please ask for details
   Heart felt    shorter stories for all ages    5.99 Sale paperback p224 Ages  7 to 99 years Limited number              ...
Short story collections for all ages A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom Age 6 to 9 years Chitra Sounder p89 4 SALE Four short stories about Prince Veera fun witty tales about how the Prince and his friends deal with problems in his fathers court To Wee or Not to Wee Pamela Butchart 5 SALE Ages 7 to 12 years The author already has a reputation for writing funny and heartwarming stories for newly confident readers In this books she retells four of Shakespeare s plays with humour and wit bringing them alive to a new audience Other Pamela Butchart books published by Nosy Crow also available to order The Arabian Knights Wafa Tarnowska and Carol Hennef Age 9 years p160 6 rrp 7 99 SALE A fabulous collection of short stories from different cultures and traditions with wonderful colour illustrations Limited number Barefoot Books of Knights with audio CD Age 6 to 9 years SALE 6 50 Limited number Tom sets off to Warwick Castle to learn to be a knight Tom is told stories from different countries emphasising the qualities needed to be a good knight Stories come from the court of King Arthur to the more distant Japan
Short story collections for all ages  A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom Age  6 to 9 years Chitra Sounder p89   4 SALE F...
Middle grade myths and Greek Gods Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillio 6 99 Age 8 p256 Illustrated by K G Campbell A cynic meets a squirrel superhero Quirky charming and an original delight with strong themes of loneliness and friendship With vivid illustrations and comic strip inserts this is a truly original book for readers of all abilities Who let the Gods Out Max Evans 6 99 p368 Age 9 A funny and inventive story with soul Elliot is struggling to deal with a parent who has mental health issues Then something crashes through his cow shed and the Olympian Gods arrive to re capture it Greek myths and Olympic legends are turned into hilarious contemporary characters The Girl of Ink and Stars Kiran Millwood Hargrave Age 10 5 99 p240 Isabella a cartographers daughter sets off on a adventure across an unknown island to rescue her friend and encounters more than she bargains for in a cave beneath the island Half adventure story half legend one of the most exciting shorter stories of 2016 Atlanta The Race Against Destiny Sale 6 paperback Atlanta is the best hunter swiftest runner and all round most eligible woman in Ancient Greece Learn about the Legend of Atlanta in the superbly illustrated graphic novel
Middle grade  myths and Greek Gods  Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillio   6.99 Age  8  p256 Illustrated by K G Campbell     ...
Middle grade fantasy and urban fantasy The Legend of Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood Age 8 6 99 p288 Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain After his warren attacked he and his siblings are on the run from Gorm Can Podkin uncover his destiny in time To defeat the worst enemy rabbitkind has known Spell Chasers The Beginner s Curse Book 1 Lari Don 6 Age 9 p272 Spell Chasers Shapeshifter s Guide to Running Away Book 2 6 99 p264 A fast paced funny and magical story Molly turns into a hare at the most inconvenient moments as she tries to set herself free from this curse she meets a host of other intriguing characters You may also like First Aid for Faeries and Other Fabled Beasts another great series from Lari Don also available to order Cogheart Book 1 Peter Bunzl Age 9 5 50 SALE p368 A fast past action adventure full of heart in a half victorian half fantasy intriguing world Lilly leaves her boarding school to look for her father who has gone missing after his airship crashes With a mechanical fox and the clockmakers son Robert to help her can she escape the murky and dangerous world she finds herself in Moonlocket Book 2 6 99 Out 1st May William Wenton and the Luridium Thief Bobbie Peers Age 9 5 50 SALE p256 Packed full of code breaking skills wisecracking robots and a young hero who might just be too clever for his own good The first book in a great new adventure fantasy series for children
Middle grade  fantasy and urban fantasy The Legend of Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood Age  8    6.99 p288 Podkin is the s...
Mixed up Fairy Tales Tell Me A Story Mixed Up Fairytales Help your children develop their literacy skills with these fun Storytelling cards Makes a great activity for all the family too 7 50 Ages 3 to 99 years Fum by Karl Newson Illustrator Lucy Fleming 6 99 paperback Age 2 to 7 years Tells the story of the Crumb family of giants who some how manage to loose the smallest giant on his journey he gets mixed up in lot s of fairytales Beautiful detailed pictures which children can pour over to find the different fairytales For more giant stories check out the next page
Mixed-up Fairy Tales  Tell Me A Story  Mixed Up Fairytales Help your children develop their literacy skills with these fun...
Editors pick hardbacks you will want to keep Footpath Flowers By JoArno Lawson Illustrated by Sydney Smith 9 99 hardback In this wordless stories a girl collects flowers whilst her distant father pays her and her surroundings little attention The girl brings warmth and brightness to everything she touches A reminder to celebrate the smallest of gestures and the small things in life More great wordless stories available from Walker books available to order The Elephants Umbrella Laleh Jaffari Ali Khodai 9 99 hardback Available to order There is more than meets the eye to this simple text and beautifully illustrated story A tale about sharing what you have and kindness Rainbow in my Pocket Ali Seidabadi and Hoda Haddadi 9 99 hardback A Rainbow in my pocket is translated from Persian It is poetic thoughtful and jumps from one idea to the next dreamily like a child s imagination
Editors pick  hardbacks you will want to keep  Footpath Flowers By JoArno Lawson Illustrated by Sydney Smith   9.99 hardba...
International Stories with a journey connection The Journey by Francesca Sanna 12 hardback Ages 8 to 99 years The story of a girl and her family s flight from war to safety An eye opening book about the experience of one refugee family their sorrow hopes and fears A book that every child and their parents should have access too The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr 6 99 paperback Age 9 p416 A Heart pounding historical adventure Pick pocket Danny accidentally bids for an Elephant Then he ends up riding like an Indian Prince to England But a rival zookeeper is plotting to stop him The Wooden Camel Kanuri Kahiu Mauela Adreani 7 99 paperback Age 4 to 9 years for those that keep dreaming even when it seems impossible Etabo dreams of being a camel racer A story of how small kind actions can keep hope and imagination alive Set in the Turkana community in Kenya
International Stories  with a journey connection  The Journey by Francesca Sanna   12 hardback Ages  8 to 99 years. The st...
Heart felt graphic novels for older readers from Barrington and Stoke Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord Bessora Barroux p117 Age 13 Read alone Age 10 Read together 12 paperback 15 hardback A heart wrenching and powerful graphic novel about one man s attempt to reach Gare du Nord Mari Kidd MD of Barrington and Stoke says Our new Bucket List imprint is a huge passion project for us every book on the list is one we believe really matters They are entertaining hardhitting and thought provoking They trust young people to think to feel and to discriminate The Pavee and the Buffer Girl was written in 2003 by the much missed author Siobhan Dowd Now turned into a graphic novel illustrated by Emma Shoard Age 12 years 12 paperback p112 Exploring the life of a traveler boy in Ireland it tackles complex issues such as diversity inclusion and literacy Its mix of masterful storytelling and hard truths make it and an eye opening insight into the life of a traveller boy for both teenagers and adults
Heart felt graphic novels, for older readers from Barrington and Stoke Alpha  Abidjan to Gare du Nord Bessora Barroux p117...
Historical fiction for all ages The Boy with the Bronze Axe Katheleen Fidler 5 99 p16 Ages 9 to 99 years Go back in time to the Stone Age village of Skara Brae A fast paced story Descriptive language is superb you feel like you are really there A great read for children and adults Longbow Girl Linda Davies 6 99 p368 Age 10 years Merry is skilled in the family tradition of archery Then she finds an overturned chest that leads her into the past which is full of secrets and dangers Historical fiction is a great way to get kids and adults interested in stories and reading More historical fiction stories available please ask for recommendations Black Powder Ally Sherrick 6 Sale p368 Age 10 years Historical adventure fiction at its very best which hooks you in right from the start and makes you feel like you are really there It is 1605 and Tom is desperately trying to save his father from the hangman s noose Whilst doing so he crosses paths with Guy Fawkes Great Fire of London 8 99 hardback Limited number A fantastic retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London with breathtaking illustrations in this anniversary edition
Historical fiction for all ages  The Boy with the Bronze Axe Katheleen Fidler   5.99 p16 Ages  9 to 99 years.     Go back ...
New picture books editors pick above and below Town is by the Sea 9 99 Sale hardback Available to order Age 3 to 99 years Stunningly illustrated by Sidney Smith of Footpath of Flowers His picture show the sparkling contrast between a seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig Sure to capture the imagination of children and adults alike To the Core Raintree Fusion Age 4 to 9 years 5 99 paperback Limited number In this non fiction book the reader is encouraged to imagine they are going on a journey beneath the earth all the way to the core The Secret of the Black Rock Joe Todd Stanton 12 hardback Available to order I am super excited by this surreal modern fairy tale Erin is fascinated by the tale of the Black Rock and one day she sets out to investigate for herself
New picture books, editors pick  above and below  Town is by the Sea    9.99 Sale hardback Available to order Age 3 to 99 ...
Non Fiction for all ages Natumi Takes the Lead The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family Gerry Ellis Amy Novesky Available to Order 9 99 Hardback Age 4 to 9 years This sweet story with heartwarming photographs explores the challenges and joys of family love and growing up and is a perfect bedtime tale My Name is Book by John Agard illustrated by Neil Parker 7 99 paperback Age 8 to 99 years Quirky and humorous part poetry part reflection this is the story of book told by non other than BOOK Rise of the Lioness Restoring a Habitat and It s Pride on the Liuwa Plains Bradley Hague 12 99 hardback Available to Order Poaching and war damage in a remote wilderness in Zambia reduced it s population to one Lioness Witness her fight for survival on this evocative narrative of the decline fall and rebirth of the Liuwa Plains Survivors David Long and Kerry Hyndman 14 99 Large format hardback Age 9 to 99 years Be shocked and amazed by these incredible real life stories of extreme survival Beautifully illustrated with colour pictures throughout A book to be shared Blue Peter best book with facts
Non-Fiction for all ages Natumi Takes the Lead The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family Gerry Ellis, Amy Nove...
Non Fiction for all ages What makes you work Gill Arbuthnott 6 50 SALE rrp 8 99 Age 10 A great introduction to DNA what it is how it works what we can do with it Breaks down complex scientific concepts into easily understandable chunks Professor Astro Cat Dominic Walkman and Ben Newman Frontiers of Space 14 99 hardback Age 7 Atomic Adventure 14 99 hardback Age 9 Explore Space like never before with Pressor Astro Cat and in Atomic adventure learn about learn about physics and energy too Intergalactic Activity Book 8 50 packed with amazing experiment space facts and plenty of inspiration to create your own adventures Non fiction Sale Books from 4 to 5 Please ask for details Limited number available
Non-Fiction for all ages What makes you work  Gill Arbuthnott   6.50 SALE  rrp   8.99  Age  10      A great introduction t...
Editors pick Fiction for 12 years and young adult The Boy who drew the The Territory Book 1 future Rhian Ivory Sarah Govett Age 12 6 99 Age 12 6 99 A fantasy thriller set in a future Two boys one hundred Britain where unflooded land years apart each with a is scarce Everyone must pass special gift can they save an exam at 15 or be exiled to each other the Wetlands Brilliantly portrays two gripping and heart teenage boys and their wrenching in tune with conflicting needs to stand today s teenagers and an out from the crowd be education system driven by special and want to fit in results too Great for fans of the Hunger from a talented new Games author has won several regional awards The Homeward Bounders 6 SALE Age 9 to 99 years A n engaging story from one of fantasy world s best kept secrets author Diana Wynne Jones A C19th century boy is dragged into a world where he and many others from multiple world s find they are part of a huge game More books by Diane Wyatt Jones available to order Wing Jones Katherine Webber 7 99 p384 Age 13 Debut novel by a talented new writer about a mixed race family hit by tragedy in 90 s Atlanta When tragedy strikes her Wing s family she discovers a talent for running she didn t know she had But can it bring her what she really wants
Editors pick  Fiction for 12  years and young adult  The Boy who drew the The Territory  Book 1  future. Rhian Ivory Sarah...
Editors pick Fiction for 12 years and young adult Life in a Fish Bowl by Len Vlahos 6 Sale p320 Age 12 Limited number Jared Stone is dying and has found he only has about four months to left Worried about his family s financial future when he s gone Stone signs up for a reality TV show The novel follows the impact on his family and particularly his 15 year old daughter Superbly balances absurdist humour with compassion and the difficult issues of bereavement and dying Girl Out of Water Nat Luurtsema 6 99 p320 Age 12 Lou Brown s life dramatically changes when she fails to qualify for the Olympic Swimming time trials but her best friend does She find herself with no friend and no purpose then an encounter with three boys leads her in a unexpected direction and a TV talent show Great for boys and girls Moonlight Dreamers Siobhan Durham 6 99 Age 12 p346 Limited number Four very different teenagers that have one thing in common they are fed up with being told how to look what to think and how to act Becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves An inspirational and heartwarming story that celebrates friendship and finding your place in the world Lot s more 12 and Young Adult titles available
Editors pick  Fiction for 12  years and young adult  Life in a Fish Bowl by Len Vlahos   6 Sale p320 Age 12  Limited numbe...
Scribble Downs games and crafts Scribble Downs 2 50 each Limited number Create your own scenes with these fabulous transfers popular with kids and adults or 1 50 each when you spend 20 or more on books Make a Cake Activity Kit Construct cake slices and add your own scratch and sniff sweets and chocolate stickers 3 Limited number Hoot Owl Hoot 10 Limited number Age 3 to 10 years We love this co operative game where you have to play together to win Get the Owls home before the sun rises and everyone wins
Scribble Downs, games and crafts  Scribble Downs   2.50 each Limited number Create your own scenes with these fabulous tra...