Isadora Moon series by Harriet Muncaster

£5.99

 

Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. When her mum and dad come along on a school trip to the ballet, Isadora worries that they might not be like normal mums and dads.

But she has even bigger problems when Pink Rabbit goes missing. Will she be able to find him before the curtain rises?

Great for newly independent readers, girly but with a cheeky twist. These are very popular !

Also in the series : -

Goes Camping

Goes to School 

Has A Birthday 

Gets in Trouble 

Goes on a School Trip

Goes to the Fair

Makes Winter Magic

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Fairies Don’t Exist, by Michael O’Neill & Stephen Pierce

£6.99

This is a funny, delightful story about a long suffering Dad trying to sort his daughter out and get her to sleep ( so he can have some peace).

Super illustrations, and enough narrative to entertain the 3 - 5 year olds. 

A great book. Locally produced! 

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What Makes Me a Me?, by Ben Faulks

£6.99

Ben Faulks is best known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies. This charming book celebrates how different we all are in a humorous and inquisitive way.

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Kids Birthday

£2.85

Always some cards in stock for the younger - or young at heart.

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Jungle Drop, by Abi Elphinstone

£7.99

'Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful' Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series 'The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible' Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe '

Where the map ends, the adventure begins . . .

'Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more powerful than a child in possession of a plan.' Eleven-year-old twins, Fox and Fibber, have been rivals for as long as they can remember. Only one of them will inherit the family fortune and so a race is afoot to save the dwindling Petty-Squabble empire and win the love of their parents. But when the twins are whisked off to Jungledrop, a magical Unmapped Kingdom in charge of conjuring our world's weather, things get wildly out of hand.

An evil harpy called Morg is on the loose. And if she finds the long-lost Forever Fern before the twins, both Jungledrop and our world will crumble. Suddenly, Fox and Fibber find themselves on an incredible adventure in a glow-in-the-dark rainforest full of golden panthers, gobblequick trees and enchanted temples.

But, with the fate of two worlds in their hands, will the twins be able to work together for once to defeat Morg and her dark magic?

This series will not only leave children entertained, but will also empower them to battle climate change and environmental issues. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Emma Carroll. 

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Umbrella Mouse to The Rescue (paperback, July 2020)

£6.99

A breathtaking story of bravery, friendship and fighting for what you believe in.

Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Anna Fargher's bestselling and award-winning The Umbrella Mouse, based on the true stories of the heroic animals caught in the conflict of WWII.

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah's Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy, Pip hopes she can find long-lost family and a home.

But as Pip makes the perilous journey through occupied territory, she soon realizes that danger comes from all sides and that the enemy is all around, and she does everything she can to fight for her friends. Beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, Pip will take you on an incredible journey through a war that reaches even the smallest of creatures.

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Attack of the Heebie Jeebies, Tom Percival (paperback, March 2020)

£6.99

Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures! Erika's had a bad day. But going to sleep upset means bad dreams. She finds herself stranded in the Dreamscape along with a mob of hungry Heebie Jeebies - and to make matters worse, she's being hunted by a terrifying Angermare! Enter the Dream Team! Can they help Erika overcome her worries and get home, or will she be trapped forever? Attack of the Heebie Jeebies is the first in a fun and engaging colour illustrated series from Tom Percival, exploring anxiety in in children through action and adventure.
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Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell (paperback, June 2020)

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When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia - a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.

Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes, to play their way home before time runs out. Jumanji meets Ready Player One in this fast-paced adventure featuring incredible real-life heroes, from the internationally bestselling author of The Uncommoners series.

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The Skylark’s War, by Hilary McKay ( paperback)

£6.99

Winner of the Costa Book Award 2018 - Children's category.

The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But as they grow older, and the War encroaches ever more on their lives, how will Clarry cope? 

I loved this book, it's warm, funny and touching - suits everyone from 8 to 80 I think! 

 

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I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith

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An absolute classic YA novel from the same Dodie Smith of ‘101 Dalmatians’ fame. The diary of Cassandra Mortmain, her extraordinary family and her crumbling castle home. Loved by teenagers and adults everywhere.

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Press Here, by Herve Tullet

£11.99

Press Here is an award winning invitation to press the yellow  button on the cover and start a fun and interactive story with colour and movement. Guaranteed to delight preschool children.

It works on a very simple premise but somehow never disappoints!

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Skychasers, by Emma Carroll

£6.99

This book hooks you in from the start. Emma Carroll writes strong believable characters and blends some history into the fiction. Magpie is a feisty and fun villain/ heroine. Perfect for 9-11’s.

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Elsetime, by Eve McDonnell (paperback, September 2020)

£8.99

An exciting and engaging story, using historical events, from a new Irish author.

'Elsetime is a tale that combines time-travel with evocative description and colourful characterisation to create a unique and compelling story of friendship and courage.' Steve Voake, author of The Dream Walker's Child.

A compelling story based on the Great Flood of 1928.

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I’m Sticking With You by Smriti Halls (picture book, Sept 2020)

£6.99

 A wonderful, warm bear-hug of a story with sumptuous illustrations. A modern classic.' - Jim Field, illustrator of Oi Frog

Wherever you're going, I'm going too. Whatever you're doing, I'm sticking with you.

It's wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . .

. well . .

. overbearing. 

Great sentiment and lovely rhyming text that will keep children from 2 - 5 entertained.

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The Girl and the Dinosaur, Hollie Hughes ( picture book, August 2020)

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A lovely gentle story, with evocative illustrations, destined to be read for years to come. The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams, and a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . .

In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn't playing with children her own age.

Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . .

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Alex Rider 1: Stormbreaker ( paperback)

£7.99

Spies, intrigue, adventure, bravery - this series is great even for parents to read aloud before your kids are old enough to read it themselves. 

Stormbreaker is Book 1 of a series that now extends to more than a dozen stories.

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The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall ( paperback)

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The Penderwicks: four sisters, as different as chalk from cheese, yet as close as can be. The eldest, Rosalind, is responsible and practical; Skye, stubborn and feisty; dreamy, artistic, budding novelist, Jane; and shy little Batty, who doesn't go anywhere without her butterfly wings. And not forgetting Hound, their large lumbering lovable dog.

The four girls and their absent-minded father head off for their summer holidays, but instead of the cosy tumbledown cottage they expect, they find themselves on a huge estate called Arundel, with magnificent gardens ripe for exploring. It isn't long before they become embroiled in all sorts of scrapes with new-found friend, Jeffrey - but his mother, the icy-hearted Mrs Tifton, must be avoided at all costs. Chaotic adventures ensue, and it soon becomes a summer the sisters will never forget...
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Dancing by the Light of the Moon, edited by Giles Brandreth

£14.99

250’of the nation’s best loved poems... what better time than to learn something by heart?!

improve memory, boost brain power and beat cognitive decline. How many people in old age can still remember poems they learned by heart in childhood ? 

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Raff is Lost, by Jenny Scullion ( paperback)

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Losing a special toy is a crisis in most households. This lovely story takes us though the search to find Raff again ( and how to remember where he might be?!) 

Suitable for 2- 5 ish and with super illustrations and rhyming text. A great bedtime story.

Local author too! 

 

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The Five Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman

£12.99

This is a book I would highly recommend for anyone who is interested in how their kids think -it's particularly useful if you have siblings who are very different from one another and you're wondering why the same techniques of parenting don't seem to work! 

It helps both you, and your child, understand what motivates them and therefore leads to greater empathy and a better relationship. Worked for us! 

 

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What Do People Do All Day? By Richard Scarry

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Richard Scarry's classic has been a favourite with children the world over for 50 years. Share the magic of Scarry's Busytown with this beautiful anniversary edition. This special anniversary edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of a beloved Scarry classic.

Packed with things to spot on every page, What Do People Do All Day? is beautiful, fun and a favourite with children of all ages. Everyone is busy in Busytown - from train drivers to doctors, from mothers to sailors, in police stations and on fire engines. Follow lots of busy people working through their busy days! Captain Salty and his crew are getting ready to go on a voyage; Doctor Lion is busy at the hospital; Sergeant Murphy is working hard to keep things safe and peaceful; and engineers are building new roads.

Packed full of activity and funny details to discover, this celebration of Busytown and its inhabitants will keep curious minds occupied for hours on end! Perfect for ages 3 and up.
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Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster

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Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and Isadora is a bit of both. She loves the night, bats, and the colour black, but she also loves the outdoors, using her magic wand, and the colour pink.

When it's time for Isadora to start school she's not sure where she belongs - vampire school or fairy school? This is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for newly independent readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

Also in the series : -

Goes Camping

Goes to the Ballet 

Has A Birthday 

Gets in Trouble 

Goes on a School Trip

Goes to the Fair

Makes Winter Magic

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Harry Potter series

£7.99

It has been over 20 years since Potter first broke into our consciousness, but he keeps going strong for new generations of 7 - 12 year olds, on repeat.

We always stock the classic 7 volumes in the series ( priced at £7.99 each), and you can also purchase 'House' branded colourways, and now a beautiful £30 illustrated edition of the first 3 books is also in existence, perfect for reading aloud to children. 

Just email or call for more information. 

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Circle by Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

£7.99

In paperback 7.99 from Feb 2020

From the dynamic, dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the final instalment in the hilarious shape trilogy. Triangle and Square are visiting Circle, who lives at the waterfall. When they play hide-and-seek, Circle tells the friends the one rule: not to go behind the falling water.

But after she closes her eyes to count to ten, of course that's exactly where Triangle goes. Will Circle find Triangle? And what OTHER shapes might be lurking back there? Sparks the imagination, allows chat about hidden worries, and ultimately has style and humour.

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The Book Without A Story by Carolina Rabei (Paperback)

£6.99

A celebration of libraries, books and the joy of sharing stories, perfect for sharing before bedtime. When the library closes, and the last librarian has gone home to bed . . the books come alive and tell stories of their adventures, and their readers. But Dusty the book has never been borrowed and dreams of finding someone to share his story with ….Carolina Rabei's gorgeous artwork brings this magical story to life for children aged 3 years and up.

This is a lovely concept, in 'Toy Story' tradition of the books coming to life and talking about us instead. 

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Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo

£9.99

From renowned children’s author Michael  Morpurgo. This is a wonderfully illustrated, heartfelt book about a grandfather’s message to his granddaughter, explaining that we need to look after the Earth that we live on. 

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Winnie and Wilbur : The Santa Surprise by Laura Owen

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The best friends Winnie and Witch and her sidekick Wilbur the dog have decided that Santa deserves a gift this Christmas. A new story in a lovely gift hardback size, it’s perfect for new readers moving on to a longer story.

Available from October 2019 in paperback for £5.99 

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The Way Past Winter, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Mila lives with her family in a small forest cabin. One night a fur clad stranger arrives seeking shelter- but by next morning he is gone and so is her brother Oskar. Mila and her sisters set out on an adventure to bring him back. 

Adventure and spirit - perfect for 8-11’s. From the award winning author of The Girl of Ink & Stars.

Now available as £6.99 paperback.

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Goodnight Moon

£6.99

This gentle bedtime story is an ideal first story to share. Comforting rhythm in the text and images, colours to notice and all the while winding down to sleep. A lovely baby or christening gift.

Available as board book or paperback, please ask.

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Mango & Bambang, ( series) by Polly Faber . Illustrations by Clara Vulliamy

£6.99

This is number one in a charming series of stories about a little girl Mango who befriends a tapir, who is lost in the city.

It’s the perfect length for bedtime and will charm parents and children alike. For fans of Paddington. Some lovely messages / themes but crafted beautifully into the storylines.

Suitable for 4-7 year olds

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The Bacteria Book

£9.99

By bestselling author, physics graduate and comedian Steve Mould. Perfectly balanced between ‘ew, gross’’ and “oh, cool!”.

Good photos, illustrations and fun facts 

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On the Farm, by Axel Sheffler ( board book)

£5.99

From the illustrator of The Gruffalo and other Julia Donaldson books, this is a charming board book with rhyming text, moveable parts and engaging illustrations on every page.

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