Along Came a Different

Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each other. But one day, along comes a different colour who likes Reds, Yellows and Blues, and suddenly everything starts to change. Maybe being different doesn't mean you can't be friends ...

Book Cover for Along Came a Different by Tom McLaughlin

Eric and the Striped Horror

School days brightened by a magical sweater

Book Cover for Eric and the Striped Horror by Barbara Mitchelhill

The Skylarks' War

Award winning Hilary McKay tells a captivating and deeply moving story of three young people growing up in the years before and during World War One.

Book Cover for The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay


Prize-winning Berlie Doherty brings the excitement and danger of life at the court of King Henry V111 vividly to life. Young William Montague is plucked from a life of obscurity to become a page boy to the King’s son and heir, Prince Edward.

Book Cover for Treason by Berlie Doherty

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea

A deceptively simple tale, this UKLA 3-6 Award winner packs a powerful message about friendship and tolerance

Book Cover for Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood


Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein.

Book Cover for Monsters by Sharon Dogar

Fierce Fragile Hearts

Fresh starts, friendship, finding your way.

Book Cover for Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard


Twelve trailblazing tales by top LGBTQ+ talent

Book Cover for Proud by Various, Juno Dawson

Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (Band 12/Copper)

An inspirational heroine magically transported into a thrilling adventure in the skies.

Book Cover for Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (Band 12/Copper) by Lisa Rajan

The Little Inventors Handbook

A step by step guide to thinking up fantastical, funny or perfectly practical inventions with no limits! This book encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations! Be inspired by drawings of scarf helicopters, ladybird umbrellas, and ghost wash'n'dry machines! Check out toothbrush maraccas, square peas, and nose scratchers! What will YOU invent?

Book Cover for The Little Inventors Handbook  by Dominic Wilcox and Katherine Mengardon

15-Minute STEM

STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are important to all aspects of our lives, from construction to space exploration, from the digital world to caring for the natural one.

Book Cover for 15-Minute STEM by Emily Hunt

Create Your Own Happy

This illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem! Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book!

Book Cover for Create Your Own Happy by Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill

Billy and the Minpins

Roald Dahl’s dramatic last story is perfectly matched for the first time by Quentin Blake’s new illustrations in a beautifully produced edition. Billy is told by his mum that he must never go out through the garden gate and into the dark wood.

Book Cover for Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

The Haven

Oliver Twist meets Cherub in this dynamic contemporary thriller

Book Cover for The Haven by Simon Lelic

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Here’s another inspiring, information-packed picture book in what’s becoming something of a series (see also Great Women Who Made History and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World).

Book Cover for Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Jeanne Willis is a latter-day Hilaire Belloc creating cautionary tales for modern youth that are both hilarious and full of sensible advice. Desperate to win more ‘likes’ for her posts, Goldilocks is driven to find ever more daring activities to share, which is why she takes a selfie breaking in to the bears’ cottage, and - #pipinghot!

Book Cover for Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale) by Jeanne Willis

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