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Front cover artwork is taken from The Storm Keeper’s Island Written by Catherine Doyle Cover illustration by Bill Bragg Back cover artwork is taken from The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Written by Peter Frankopan Illustrated by Neil Packer ISBN: 9781526602619

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Dear readers

Welcome to a delicious array of titles to delight and entice readers

of all ages. We were all entranced by Catherine Doyle’s fantasy adventure,

The Storm Keeper’s Island – with its own distinctive magic, it’s a rare and special book that will ignite children’s imaginations. Summer also brings House Editions of

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in time for its 20th anniversary, and a

genius new picture book from the bestselling combination of Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman, You

Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger – with these two,

you know that joyful anarchy will ensue! We have collaborated with two super-creative television brands to make books that are a cut above traditional tie-in publishing. Olobob

Top is created by author/illustrator

Leigh Hodgkinson – and will be familiar to many parents already, from its successful CBeebies outing. We’re proud to publish Olobob Top books for the first time this year, a feast of creativity for preschoolers. Millions of children are already immersed in the world of

The Deep – it’s the top-rated animated adventure series in many markets

around the world and is unmissable on CBBC. We’re excited to publish new adventures that extend the world and go beyond what you see on the screen. Look out for The Deep fiction and non-fiction this autumn. Finally, we have three ridiculously gorgeous must-have titles this Christmas. We welcome Jessie Burton to the Bloomsbury list with her first book for children,

The Restless Girls, illustrated by the amazing Angela Barrett. Richly imagined,

lustrously illustrated, this is a fairytale liberated from tradition by its gifted, determined, wonderful heroines. Peter Frankopan has completely rewritten his 2015 adult bestseller

The Silk Roads for younger readers, with outstanding, beautiful and thought-provoking

illustrations from Neil Packer. And Chris Riddell – thrice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, former Children’s Laureate – joins forces with J.K. Rowling in an irresistible illustrated edition of

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is witty, wonderful and

essential reading for any fan of Harry Potter. There’s so much more to discover in this catalogue. Thanks for reading!

Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief


National Awards 2017–2018 Moonrise by Sarah Crossan SHORTLISTED Costa Children’s Book Award 2017 SHORTLISTED Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell WINNER Costa Children’s Book Award 2017 WINNER Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 (Children’s Travel Book of the Year) LONGLISTED CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Kid Normal

by Greg James & Chris Smith SHORTLISTED Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018

We Come Apart Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan

by SHORTLISTED Goodreads Choice Awards – Poetry 2017 LONGLISTED UKLA Book Awards 2018

Countless

by Karen Gregory LONGLISTED Branford Boase Award 2018

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

WINNER Goodreads Choice Awards – Young Adult Fantasy 2017

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas SHORTLISTED Goodreads Choice Awards – Young Adult Fantasy 2017 The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold illustrated by Levi Pinfold

LONGLISTED Book Awards UKLA 2018 LONGLISTED CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal 2018

No Filter by Orlagh Collins LONGLISTED Branford Boase Award 2018 by

Big Box Little Box Caryl Hart & Edward Underwood LONGLISTED Klaus Flugge Prize 2018

The Awesome Body Book

by Adam Frost SHORTLISTED Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

The Picture Atlas

by Simon Holland & Jill Calder SHORTLISTED Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 (Children’s Travel Book of the Year)

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst SHORTLISTED SLA Information Book Award 2018

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Bloomsbury Picture Books Bloomsbury Activity Books Non-Fiction Poetry Licensed Books Fiction: 5 – 7 Years Fiction: 7 – 9 Years Fiction: 9 –11 Years Harry Potter Teen & YA Bloomsbury Young Readers Contact List & International Sales Index Social Media Contacts


You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger Written by

Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Illustrated by

David Tazzyman

Join a whole host of animals in crazy situations in this riotous follow-up to the bestselling You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus. Can an elephant drive a digger? You can’t let an elephant drive a digger ... Diggers are big – but elephants bigger. If you want to shift mud or dig big holes, best NOT let an elephant near the controls.

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Elephants driving diggers? Gorillas on scooters? A shark in the bath? A kangaroo ... on the loo? Join in with the fun as an array of improbable creatures try to be helpful (with hilarious consequences) in this laugh-out-loud picture book. Patricia Cleveland-Peck lived in France and Ireland before settling in rural Sussex. She has published 14 children’s books and has also written adult books and plays. She works as a travel journalist and, with a young granddaughter, has now decided to return to the world of children’s books. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont), which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. The bestselling You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus was his first picture book for Bloomsbury. He lives in Leicestershire with his partner and their three children.

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Norman the Knight Gets a Fright Written by

Mark Sperring

Illustrated by 12 JULY 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408873984 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408873991 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873977 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO ALSO AVAILABLE:

Ed Eaves

Can you battle with dragons? Polish armour till it gleams? Can you darn socks that have come apart at the seams? You can? Then come hither ... Norman the Brave wants YOU for a knave! Meet Norman the Brave: He’s in need of some knaves to help him get ready for royal parades. Can you protect Norman? Can you polish his armour? Darn his socks? Feed his horse? Could this be the job for you? Or is being a knave more difficult than it seems? Fire-breathing dragons, trusty steeds, bandits, brigands and ... a pair of medieval pants. You’ll find them all in this fun adventure for brave knights everywhere. Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children’s book author. Mark’s books for Bloomsbury include The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy, Four Silly Skeletons, The Naughty Naughty Baddies and I’ll Love You Always. He lives in Bristol.

Ruby’s Worry Tom Percival A reassuring and sensitive book – the perfect springboard for talking to children about sharing their hidden worries. Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a Worry. At first it’s not such a big Worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves.

12 JULY 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408892138 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408892152 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408892145 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Ruby’s Worry is the triumphant follow-up to Perfectly Norman and is Tom’s seventh picture book for Bloomsbury. His other titles include Herman’s Letter and Herman’s Holiday. He is also the author of Goat’s Coat, illustrated by Christine Pym. Tom lives in Stroud with his partner and their two children.

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Ed Eaves has been working as an illustrator since 2000, when he graduated from Kingston University in Surrey with a first class honours degree. Ed is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (both published by Simon & Schuster). Ed now lives in a village on the Kent coast with his wife and two young children.

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Princess Swashbuckle Written by

Hollie Hughes

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Deborah Allwright

A quirky tale of a frog princess who becomes a kind pirate – and discovers that treasure is found in the most unexpected places. Illustrated by the prize-winning Deborah Allwright. Tired of the same old princess-meets-her-prince stories? Bored of princesses in frilly pink dresses? Fed up of princes getting all the action? Yes? So is Princess Swashbuckle. She’s Swashbuckle by name, swashbuckling by nature and she’s about to show the world what a great pirate captain she can be. Charmingly breaking the mould, Princess Swashbuckle is a rollicking tale of adventure and finding your own happy. Hollie Hughes is a talented new picture book author. Having three children of her own, she is perfectly tuned in to the reading habits and tastes of young children. The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth was Hollie’s debut picture book and there’ll be lots more to come. Hollie lives in Essex with her family. Deborah Allwright has become a star of the picture book world following the publication of the bestselling The Night Pirates. She has been shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award, the BookTrust Awards, and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times. Deborah works in a studio in Islington, stopping only to attend designer clothes sales, and to do a spot of DJing at music festivals.

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Little Owl’s First Day Written by

Debi Gliori

Illustrated by

Alison Brown

It’s Little Owl’s first day at school – but he wants to stay at home with Mummy and Baby Owl! A reassuring tale about starting nursery or school from a bestselling author–illustrator pairing. It’s a big day for Little Owl. His first day at school. Little Owl doesn’t want a big day though. He’d rather stay at home and have fun with Mummy and Baby Owl. But at school he gets to build a rocket, learn to fly and even make a tiny new friend. Maybe big days spent with friends can be lots of fun after all!

9 AUGUST 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408892190 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408892213 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408892206 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

From the bestselling creators of Little Owl’s Egg, another gentle and comforting story about the lovable Little Owl. Perfect for any little one starting nursery or school. Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author and illustrator of over 80 books for children, including No Matter What (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh and has twice been writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue. She has sold over half a million books in the UK alone. Alison Brown studied Fine Art at Liverpool and was a graphic designer before becoming an illustrator. Alison was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and now lives in Leeds. Her book with Smriti Prasadam-Halls, I Love You Night and Day, has become an international bestseller.

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Alfie in the Woods Debi Gliori The third picture book about Alfie, the little rabbit with the BIG imagination. During an autumnal walk in the woods, Alfie goes on a wild creature adventure!

One Shoe, Two Shoes Written by

Caryl Hart

Illustrated by

Alfie Rabbit is walking through the woods. His world turns from real to imagined as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he’s turning into different woodland animals. Alfie is a gliding owl, a sticky prickly hedgehog and a just-woken bear ... ROAR!! A delightful book for toddlers, celebrating their irrepressible imagination, with exquisite illustrations featuring all sorts of woodland creatures.

Edward Underwood

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How much fun can a pair of shoes be? The answer is LOTS. Find out how in this funny, clever and stylish book about shoes (lots of them!), mice (lots of them!) and one adorable dog. 9 AUGUST 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408873045 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408873052 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873038 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

One shoe Two shoes Red shoes Blue shoes Shoes, shoes and more shoes ... This book is bursting with them. From party shoes and flip-flops to cowboy boots and clogs, there’s a pair here to suit everyone. There’s even a shoe house for a little mouse!

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Debi Gliori

Jolly, rhythmic text carries you playfully along in this delightfully stylish book that introduces colours and numbers in a gentle and fun way. Will appeal to adults and children alike.

Can Daddy Penguin and his little one find their way home before Mummy realises they’re gone? A humorous, festive and gently emotional tale from the much loved and bestselling author/illustrator Debi Gliori, creator of No Matter What.

Caryl Hart writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog and sitting in cafés and libraries. She has written bestselling books including Whiffy Wilson, How to Catch a Dragon, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Supermarket Zoo and The Princess and the Peas.

Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Brave Daddy must find out where he is and how to get home. But the Arctic creatures aren’t that friendly and he stumbles along, lost in the cold ... until he bumps into a reindeer, who takes them to breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority ...

Edward Underwood is one half of the Lisa Jones Studio design team. He and his wife, Lisa, began designing their own range of greeting cards in 2000. Drawing on their backgrounds in art and fashion, they’ve since stocked the world’s finest galleries, museums, boutiques and department stores with design-led goodies. These days they illustrate and adorn greetings and homewares from an old post mill on the edge of the South Downs.

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All The Way Home

4 OCTOBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408872086 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872062 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Can brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns? If only penguins could fly ... Gently told as a secret story that loving Daddy Penguin only shares with his little one, adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart. Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author of over 80 books for children, including No Matter What (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh and has twice been writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue. She has sold over half a million books in the UK alone.

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The TinyWing Fairies

I Went Trick-or-Treating

Suzanne Barton

Paul Howard

Join the TinyWing Fairies in their enchanting woodland world as they work together to solve a noisy night-time mystery!

Perfect for little monsters at Halloween! This brilliantly funny book is based on the much loved memory game ‘I went to the shop ...’

Always on the lookout for mysteries to solve, and finding new adventures around every corner, the TinyWing Fairies are quite the team! Join Pippin, Marthy, Tiffin and Little Ess as they head out into the frosty night to investigate the source of a strange noise that is keeping the fairies from sleeping. Whatever can it be?

When a brother and sister go trick-or-treating, they compete to see who can scare the most bizarre and brilliant things. As they try to remember all the hair-raising creatures, everything escalates until ...

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It’s time for the Halloween feast! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE! A warm and reassuring story about night-time noises – the perfect comfort for wakeful little ones.

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Suzanne Barton’s artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting. The Dawn Chorus, Suzanne’s first picture book, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. This is her fourth book for Bloomsbury.

A new take on an old favourite, children will love this laugh-out-loud, test-your-memory story with ghosts, skeletons, a spooky pirate ship and much, much more! From the illustrator of the bestselling The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, this is a hilarious, spooky follow-up to I Went to the Supermarket and I Went to See Santa. Paul Howard studied a Graphic Design course that specialised in illustration, and worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming a full-time illustrator. Amongst other books, he illustrated the enormously popular The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and wrote and illustrated Bugville (both published by Egmont). This is Paul’s third book for Bloomsbury, following the hilarious I Went to the Supermarket and I Went to See Santa. Paul now lives in Belfast with his wife and children.

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Mince Spies Written by

Mark Sperring

Illustrated by

4 OCTOBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408893470 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408893463 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408893487 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Sophie Corrigan

Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to find out just who or what is destroying ALL the supermarket Christmas treats! Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to uncover the culprits. With puff pastry jet packs, shortcrust walkie-talkies and squirty whipped cream, they foil the villains – with a bit of help from Santa. A hilarious rhyming romp of a story with a festive message for all baddies: it’s better when you’re nice! Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children’s book author. Mark’s books for Bloomsbury include The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy, Four Silly Skeletons, The Naughty Naughty Baddies and I’ll Love You Always. He lives in Bristol. Sophie Corrigan gained a first class Illustration degree from the University of Central Lancashire, and recently earned a distinction for her masters degree in Children’s Book Illustration. She is known for creating cute, silly and off-beat illustrations with character. Mince Spies is her first picture book for Bloomsbury. Sophie lives in a little sweet shop in Lancashire.

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We’re Going on an Elf Chase Written by

Martha Mumford

Illustrated by

Laura Hughes

Join the fun as the bunnies return in this exciting lift-the-flap Christmas adventure from bestselling illustrator Laura Hughes.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408872420 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408872413 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408883310 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

We’re going on an elf chase. Come and join the fun. Can we catch them all? YES! Run, run, run! Our four favourite bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps. You’ll have to run, run, run if you’re going to catch them all! And there are lots of obstacles along the way, from clippy-cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flippy-flappy penguins. Stuffed with festive frolics, this is the perfect Christmas gift. Martha Mumford has loved children’s books forever. Her mother was a librarian which gave her access to a wonderful array of books from a very early age. Martha loves baking, patchwork and has a mild obsession with interiors magazines – although she freely admits that the ideas she has found therein have yet to be translated to the interior of her own home! Martha lives in Berkshire with her husband and young daughters. Laura Hughes is an exciting young London-based illustrator. Originally from Bath, she studied illustration at Kingston University and, since graduating, she has created artwork for children’s books, cards, stationery and homewares. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt was Laura’s first book for Bloomsbury.

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Snow Penguin Written by

Tony Mitton

Illustrated by

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Libby Frost

A gorgeously charming story of a lonely little penguin, guaranteed to melt hearts everywhere! The second in the bestselling Snow Bear series.

It’s the day of the annual Snow Games between the wintry worlds of Frostovia and Snowland. Snowbelle is very excited – who will win the Ice Trophy this year?

In the frozen Antarctic one curious little penguin decides to explore the ice and the snow and the sea. On his travels he sees two blue whales, a family of sea lions and a whole school of orca, but soon Penguin starts to miss his own family.

Far away in the glistening land of Frostovia, Snowbelle and her brothers are preparing for the Snow Games contest. Snowbelle’s best friend, Sparkleshine, and her brothers are competing too. As the first race starts, competition is fierce, but when Snowbelle and Sparkleshine’s horse race goes awry, Sparkleshine learns that winning is not the most important thing.

Tony Mitton was born in North Africa and has also lived in Germany and Hong Kong. Now settled in Cambridge, England, Tony has written a number of picture books, including the Amazing Machines series (Kingfisher). This is Tony’s second book with Bloomsbury. Alison Brown studied Fine Art at Liverpool and then became a graphic designer. She has been illustrating for the past five years. Alison was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, but she now lives in Leeds.

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Princess Snowbelle and the Snow Games

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An uplifting and charming tale of teamwork and friendship in a winter wonderland, Princess Snowbelle and the Snow Games is the second picture book in the series, following on from Princess Snowbelle and the Snowstorm. Libby Frost lives in a small snowy town not unlike Frostovia. She can see green forests and tall mountains from her window – and she sometimes imagines a castle on the horizon, too. Like Snowbelle, she knows that friendship is the most powerful magic of all.

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Lulu at the Zoo Written by

Camilla Reid

Illustrated by

Ailie Busby

Join Lulu, the ever-popular preschool character, as she spends a fun day at the zoo in this interactive lift-the-flap picture book. A great new addition to the Lulu brand of novelty, picture and board books. 9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408828175 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Lulu is the perfect character to introduce preschoolers to first experiences. Join her as she spends a fun day at the zoo and meets a whole host of noisy animals. With an accessible tone, warm and reassuring text and interactive flaps to lift on every page, Lulu at the Zoo is the perfect introduction to exciting visits out and about. Formerly the Editorial Director of Campbell Books and now Editorial Director at Nosy Crow, Camilla Reid has many years’ experience of conceiving and creating books for young readers. As a mum of two girls she has gained a whole new insight into the peculiar but charmingly picky world of toddlers. Camilla lives in Oxfordshire. Ailie Busby has had over 20 books published, including Drat That Fat Cat! (Scholastic) and Slugs for Breakfast (Hodder). She lives in Newcastle with her husband, two children and their two cats.

Dumper Truck Danger Written by

Rose Impey

Illustrated by

Chris Chatterton

Meet the Dino Diggers – the best in Dino Town! The third book in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together novelty included with every book. 9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408872482 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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Today the Dino Diggers are having a big clear-up, but disaster strikes when the town bridge collapses due to a storm. Time to call the Dino Diggers to the rescue! The third book in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slottogether digger and dinosaur included in every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! For fans of Amazing Machines and Dylan’s Amazing Dinosaurs. Rose Impey is the author of over 110 children’s books, including the bestselling Sleepover Club series, which has sold over one million copies and has also become a major television series. She has been shortlisted for the Smarties Children’s Book Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and her books have been published in over eight countries. Rose lives in Birstall, Leicestershire. Chris Chatterton is an illustrator and animator who has a background in graphic design and commercial animation. Dino Diggers is his first series with Bloomsbury. Chris lives in Newcastle.

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Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali Written by

Malachy Doyle

Illustrated by

Christopher Corr

The perfect book to introduce children to Rama and Sita and the story of Diwali, with text by award-winning author Malachy Doyle and stunning, colourful illustrations from Christopher Corr. Rama and Sita live happily together in the forest – until Sita is kidnapped by the demon king, Ravana. Can Rama and the monkey king Hanuman follow the trail she has laid for them and save Sita? Or will she be lost forever? This book is a beautiful, colourful introduction to Rama and Sita and the story of Diwali, now reissued in a larger picture book format. With gorgeous illustrations from Christopher Corr, this would make the perfect gift for Diwali.

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Malachy Doyle worked in advertising and as a teacher for children with special needs before writing children’s books. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, from picture books to teen fiction. Christopher Corr was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Art. He has worked on numerous commissions including a Royal Mail millennium stamp. His round-the-world travels provide the inspiration for his work.

Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies Written by

Molly Potter

Illustrated by

Sarah Jennings

From the author of the bestselling How Are You Feeling Today? comes a new picture book for starting conversations with young children about death and how to cope when someone they know dies. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice, Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies sensitively and honestly tackles this difficult subject; from what death is and what it means to different people to why someone dies and what happens to their body afterwards. Each scenario takes a young child through the whole range of feelings including what they might think, how they might feel and how they might react, while all the time reassuring them that these different feelings are perfectly normal. The use of straightforward but sensitive language that a child can easily relate to makes it perfect for sharing.

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Molly Potter taught in middle schools as a class teacher, science and PSHE co-ordinator before working as an SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) Development Manager. Molly is now a teacher in a short-stay school with children who have been or are at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools – putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. BLOOMSBURY PICTURE BOOKS 19


How to Draw series Susie Hodge and Peter Gray Learn how to draw animals, people, faces and nature! Designed for enthusiastic young artists, these easy-to-use guides will help you develop your drawing ability. The simple step-by-step instructions help you first to perfect the basics and then improve techniques in shading, proportion and movement. Find out which pencils are best to use for creating depth and texture and how to make your drawings look three-dimensional, more detailed and realistic. These books are a must-have for artists of all ages who are looking to strengthen their drawing skills. Susie Hodge is an author and illustrator and has written over 100 books on art, art history and artistic techniques. She lives in Essex. Peter Gray has been illustrating since 1997, working on books, newspapers and magazines for adults, teens and children. He loves to write about drawing and illustration and his books have been published all around the world in many languages.

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12 JULY 2018 PAPERBACK 9781408889879 / £6.99

Sharpen your pencil and step out into the wild! This fantastic drawing activity book has all the secrets to drawing nature that looks just like the real thing. Learn how to recreate wild flowers, butterflies, fruit and all sorts of nature scenes, along with lots of other drawing tips and tricks every artist needs to know.

Happy, sad, surprised. Wrinkly, young, bearded. Faces come in all shapes and sizes and this brilliant activity book is perfect for young artists who want to become portrait experts! Learn how to draw eyes, facial expressions and even glasses and hats, just like a real artist.

How can you make sure the body is in proportion? And how do you show a person is moving? Drawing people is one of the most difficult skills to perfect, and this activity book couldn’t make it any easier. Draw leaping skateboarders, floating astronauts, fashion models and so much more.

Learn how to draw jumping Dalmatians, elegant eagles, prowling lions and all of your favourite animals that look just like the real thing. Full of exciting wild scenes to recreate and artistic insight, this activity book will make you an animal expert.

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Panda Claus Christmas 123 Activity and Sticker Book Fantastically Great Women Who Made History Activity Book Kate Pankhurst

Tracey English Meet Panda Claus! He’s a friendly panda who loves to dress up just like Santa Claus. Can you see 1 Christmas tree, spot 6 fir cones or 10 matching crackers? Help Panda Claus decorate his tree with lots of colourful Christmas objects. Find two twinkling stars, three golden bells, four dancing fairies, five marching soldiers and more. The perfect introduction to Christmas and numbers, this brilliant book is packed with fun spotting and counting activities along with Christmas stickers for little ones to decorate pages along the way. Happy counting!

Lead the crowd with Boudicca, crack morse codes with Noor Inayat Khan and soar into space with Valentina Tereshkova in this brilliant activity book.

9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408899151 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Join even more of the world’s most inspiring women in this amazing activity book based on Kate Pankhurst’s Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Kate Pankhurst’s hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, the UK’s number one bestselling children’s non-fiction title in 2017. Full of fun activities and over 200 stickers, along with nuggets of information about these amazing women to accompany each activity, prepare to spend endless hours of fun with Harriet Tubman, Mary Shelley, Pocahontas, Josephine Baker, Valentina Tereshkova and many more. Kate Pankhurst illustrates and writes from her studio in Leeds with her spotty dog, Olive. She loves a good story, the funnier the better and gets her best ideas by doodling in her sketchbook because even quick wonky drawings can spark ideas for amazing plots. As a child Kate spent most of her time drawing silly characters and thinking up funny things for them to do, she feels very lucky to now do this as her job.

4 OCTOBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408879313 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Panda Claus Christmas ABC Activity and Sticker Book Help Panda Claus collect special Christmas objects for every letter of the alphabet in this brilliant new sticker activity book, learning lots of first Christmas words along the way. Festive Panda Claus is gathering something special for every letter of the alphabet on his Christmas list. For A there are angels, for B bells and baubles, and crackers, Christmas cards and candy canes for C. A brilliant ABC sticker book to enjoy throughout Christmas holidays, with fun activities to keep children engrossed for hours! Tracey English is a freelance illustrator based in London. Tracey’s brightly coloured illustrations are created through collage, using hand-painted tissue paper. Panda Claus is her first series with Bloomsbury.

4 OCTOBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408879269 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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Princess Snowbelle’s Dressing Up Sticker Book Kimberley Barnes There are so many things to do in the far away, snow-covered world of Princess Snowbelle ... what should she wear? Dress up Snowbelle and her friends in all kinds of outfits, from beautiful party gowns and lovely coats to cupcake dresses and cosy pyjamas. Find an accessory for every occasion as you go on an Ice Garden Egg Hunt, dance and twirl at the Grand Snow Ball and cheer for Icetail at the Ice Pony Challenge! 1 NOVEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408899144 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

With over 200 stickers to choose from, get ready for the many adventures you can have in the magical world of Frostovia. Sticker scenes include: The Grand Snow Ball, The Summer Ice Dance on the Lake, Princess Snowbelle’s Birthday Sleepover, The Ice Pony Challenge, The Great Ice Garden Egg Hunt, The Ice Forest Adventure, The Masked Halloween Party, Christmas in the Castle, The Great Iced Cupcake Challenge, Crystals Store Shopping Day, Shivers and Sparks, Decorate the Accessories.

Princess Snowbelle’s Activity Bag Kimberley Barnes and Lucy Fleming There are more winter wonderland activities to be done in Princess Snowbelle’s snow-glistening world with this brilliant interactive activity and sticker book. Discover more of Frostovia as you whizz through the castle maze and solve the mystery of the Ice Forest. Add star stickers to Snowbelle’s beautiful dress, design a poster for the palace ball and make fairy cakes with this exciting book full of fun activities and stickers. 1 NOVEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408899120 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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Activities include: spot the difference, discover the secret message, colour in scenes, unjumble words, sticker activities, mazes, counting, drawing, writing and so many more!


Athena: The Story of a Goddess Illustrated by Written by

9 AUGUST 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408892497 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Isabel Greenberg

Imogen Greenberg

A captivating retelling of the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess. Athena is a strong, adventurous, determined woman – and this is a stunning visualisation of her life and the ancient myths that surround her. Athena is the ultimate ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, conflict and courage. From her extraordinary birth – sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache – to how she ended up with Medusa’s head on her shield. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path. Here is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg. Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning London based illustrator, comic artist and writer. She has had two graphic novels published The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Best Book Award at the 2013/14 British Comic Awards) and The One Hundred Nights of Hero. In 2011 she won The Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize. She enjoys illustrating all things historical. In 2017 Isabel published her first book with Bloomsbury, The Story of Tutankhamun, nominated for The CILIP Greenaway Medal.

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Imogen Greenberg is a London-based writer. She has four children’s books published or pending in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Isabel Greenberg. Imogen loves writing history books and myths for children, alongside working in arts and theatre administration.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World – Illustrated Book Written by

Peter Frankopan

Illustrated by

Neil Packer

From the author of the phenomenal bestselling The Silk Roads comes a spectacular illustrated history for children. Embark on an extraordinary journey in this magnificent new history of the world by brilliant historian Peter Frankopan and illustrated by the incredible Neil Packer. Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian, explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart – the journey along the Silk Roads.

4 OCTOBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408889930 / £16.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe. With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan’s magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history. Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College. He has lectured all over the world, including at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Shanghai, Beijing, Dubai, Lahore, Astana, the UN and UNICEF. His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published in 2009 and The First Crusade: The Call from the East was published in 2012. In 2015 Bloomsbury published his number one Sunday Times non-fiction sensation for adults, The Silk Roads. Neil Packer has illustrated many adult and children’s titles, including The Name of the Rose, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Iliad and The Odyssey. His work has been exhibited in the British Museum, the British Library and the Royal Academy.

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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History: Gift Edition 18 OCTOBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408897928 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Kate Pankhurst This is the gift edition of the eagerly anticipated follow up to the bestselling title, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one bestselling children’s non-fiction title in the UK in 2017. This beautiful gift edition is the perfect present for the fantastically great women in your life. Enjoy stories, accomplishments and adventures of brilliant women from throughout history. Travel through the Underground Railroad with the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman, turn the pages of the famous Frankenstein story with the incredibly talented Mary Shelley and prepare to meet countless other remarkable women. Overflowing with vibrant and beautiful illustrations, and wonderfully engaging text, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in.

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The National Archives: World War I Nick Hunter One hundred years later, this brand new edition of WWI Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to discover the story behind one of the most terrible wars in history. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this fantastic centenary edition of WWI Unclassified takes a look at how this devastating war shook the world one hundred years ago.

5 JULY 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781526600882 / £8.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Packed full of amazing photographs and original documents from the National Archives, real-life artefacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of World War I. Nick Hunter has written more than 50 books for young people. He has a degree in modern history and specialises in writing about history and social studies. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in children’s publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

Author of the hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Kate Pankhurst illustrates and writes from her studio in Leeds with her spotty dog, Olive. She loves a good story, the funnier the better and gets her best ideas by doodling in her sketchbook; because even quick wonky drawings can spark ideas for amazing plots. As a child Kate spent most of her time drawing silly characters and thinking up funny things for them to do, she feels very lucky to now do this as her job.

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RSPB Wild Facts About Nature Written by

Andy Seed

Illustrated by

12 JULY 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408891872 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Scott Garrett

Warning: this book includes some of the wildest facts about nature that you will ever read! A glorious laugh-out-loud celebration of nature’s most hilarious secrets published in partnership with the RSPB. This book is crammed with facts, lists, jokes and funny – but true – stories about nature! From the hilarious Andy Seed, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 for Best Books with Facts, comes the amazing Wild Facts About Nature. Which fish can walk on land and climb trees? Ever wondered what makes a tiger go backwards? How much poo comes out of an elephant’s bottom? What are nature’s oddest funghi? Discover answers to these and much more in this amazing book of nature. Andy Seed is an author and poet living in Yorkshire. He writes memoirs, funny poems and humorous non-fiction books. Andy’s hilarious book The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff, won the 2015 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award. His Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award 2016.

A Beginner’s Guide to Physics Written by

Tom Jackson

Illustrated by

Steve Wood

Tackling some of the biggest (and smallest) questions in physics, A Beginner’s Guide to Physics shows how science is all around us in our everyday life. Why does an astronaut bouncing on the moon weigh more than you do down on Earth? And what has the three bears’ porridge got to do with Earth? (It’s not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right.)

9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408887042 / £8.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

In this fun and mind-boggling introduction to physics, you’ll learn everything from basic ideas such as the structure of atoms to BIG ideas like the Big Bang and how Isaac Newton figured out the law of gravity when an apple fell on his head. You’ll also learn about exciting things physicists are discovering today. Is time travel possible? Do robots think like humans? Read and find out! Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. After 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help to bring technical content alive and create new ways of enjoying learning about science. Tom has been a zoo keeper, travel writer, buffalo catcher and filing clerk, but he now writes for adults and children. Steve Woods lives in a little flat in London, where he spends most of his time illustrating Children’s books, drinking coffee, and pretending ‘the mouse’ has eaten the last biscuits.

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The Awesome Book of Space Adam Frost Blast off into space with this new title from the award-winning author, Adam Frost. Be amazed by hilarious, mind-fizzing, wonderful and out of this world facts about space!

6 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408896501 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Do you know how long it would take to drive to the sun? Or whether you’d like to go on a space vacation? And did you know that next time you look up to the sky and see a shooting star it could actually be a pair of pants? On the International Space Station, undies are ejected into space burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere! Uncover some of the most awesome facts about our planet, our solar system and our universe in this super hilarious, fact-packed book that is simply OUT OF THIS WORLD! Adam Frost is one of the UK’s most exciting children’s writers. He won the Blue Peter Book Award 2016, has been nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for The Awesome Body Book. When Adam is not collecting and writing about weird and wonderful things, he works as a website editor and information designer for The Guardian, Buzzfeed and The BFI.

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I Bet I Can Make You Laugh: The Funniest Poems Around Edited by

9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781472955487 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781472955463 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Joshua Seigal

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Written by

Michael Rosen

Illustrated by

David Tazzyman

Packed full of stupendously silly, fantastically funny and hysterically hilarious poems, this wonderful anthology is edited by exciting young poet Joshua Seigal and is guaranteed to make you laugh!

The paperback edition of this poetry collection fizzing with fun from the much loved Michael Rosen, packed with colour illustrations by David Tazzyman. Includes an audio CD of Michael Rosen reading his poems.

This brilliant anthology, edited by, Joshua Seigal, is packed full of the funniest poems around. Joshua’s first book was shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (the UK’s only prize for funny children’s books) so we are pretty sure he can get you chuckling. Featuring a diverse range of poets, including everyone from Lewis Carrol and A. F. Harrold, to Kat Francois and Adisa, plus some brand new poems from Joshua himself, this book is perfect for anyone who needs a giggle or a belly laugh!

A riotous celebration of words – silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order.

Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader who spends his time visiting schools, libraries and theatres around the country and beyond. He has taken critically-acclaimed poetry shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but usually ends up performing in front of his mirror, using a hairbrush as a microphone. He has managed to gain the minimal skills required to make his own website – joshuaseigal.co.uk. ALSO AVAILABLE:

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

6 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408873441 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408885598 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Filled with colour illustrations and packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this collection will delight children of all ages. Michael Rosen is the bestselling author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, along with many other picture books and collections of poetry. Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of every sort of children’s book – picture books, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He is frequently heard on radio and gives talks and lectures on children's literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also illustrated the picture books You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus and The Truth According to Arthur and The Naughty Baddies for Bloomsbury. He lives in Leicestershire with his partner and their three children.

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Midnight Feasts: Tasty Poems collected by A.F. Harrold Edited by 4 OCTOBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781472944078 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781472944047 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

A.F. Harrold

Illustrated by

Katy Riddell

Beautifully illustrated by Katy Riddell, and featuring a diverse range of poets, this tasty anthology of food poems, edited by A.F. Harrold, is the perfect gift for any poetry or food lover. From chocolate, gravy and sandwiches to midnight feasts, banana phones and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, this delicious anthology brings together a beautiful and diverse selection of poems on the topic of food. Collected by poet and author A. F. Harrold and illustrated by rising star Katy Riddell, Midnight Feasts brings together work from a diverse range of poets, including the magically observant William Carlos Williams, award-winning Joseph Coelho and rising star Sabrina Mahfouz. Whether you’re in the mood for a perfect bowl of yoghurt or a pomegranate omelette, these poems will delight the hungriest reader. A.F. Harrold spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He is the author of the Fizzlebert Stump and Greta Zargo series, The Imaginary and The Song from Somewhere Else. Katy Riddell was obsessed with drawing from a young age. She spent hours writing and illustrating her own stories, which her father (award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell) collected. She now lives and works in Manchester.

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The hugely popular TV show The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family, a brilliant team of underwater explorers. The Deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, where pirates lurk, and where a mysterious group of Guardians guard lost secrets. Winner of the Kidscreen Award for Best New Series, the Golden Sparrow Award for Best Series and the AWGIE Award for Best Writing/Best Script Children’s Television, this show is the number one animated show for six- to nine-year-olds in the UK. The Nekton family’s adventures tap into the explorer in all of us!

The Deep Non-Fiction The Deep Official Handbook

A never-seen-on-screen series of original chapter books featuring Ant, Fontaine, Kaiko and William, the stars of CBBC’s number one programme The Deep, for 7+ readers. Watch the action, read the adventure.

Dive in and explore the depths of the captivating world of The Deep with this official handbook – the perfect companion to the hit TV series and a must-have for all fans!

The Deep Book 1

Explore the Nektons’ world as you’ve never seen it before with The Deep Official Handbook. It’s packed with all the fun, mystery and adventure of the hugely popular TV series and will tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about The Deep.

4 OCTOBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408898857 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

The Deep Fiction

In-depth profiles allow you to get up close and personal with your favourite characters. Take a tour of the Nektons’ submarine, the mighty Aronnax. Plunge in and learn about the amazing creatures of The Deep, from what they like to eat to where you can find them. Go behind the scenes and discover the fascinating back stories and true tales that have inspired episodes and unravel the secrets and mysteries of Lemuria with maps of important locations and the key to cracking the Ephemecron. You might even bump into some treasure-hungry pirates along the way.

Something is seriously wrong in the South China Sea. Journeying along the celestial equator, the Nektons – a family of daring underwater explorers – are dispatched on an urgent mission to investigate. Magma is erupting from the ocean floor and sending poisonous gases into the water, endangering the lives of the sea creatures that live there. But the Nektons get more than they bargained for when they discover that an ancient and secret creature has been disturbed in the depths of the Dragon Hole – the largest Blue Hole in the world! Will they make it out alive? And more importantly, will they find an all-important clue to lead them to the lost city of Lemuria? 9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408898741 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408898734 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

The Deep Sticker Activity Book Dive into the spectacular world of The Deep with this brilliantly fun activity and sticker book – perfect for fans of the hit TV series! Jump into the amazing world of The Deep in this sticker activity book that is filled with mystery, adventure and all of the wonders the deep sea has to offer. Join the Nekton family as they uncover the secrets of the lost city of Lemuria and discover magnificent sea creatures, all while trying to avoid clashes with a troublesome band of pirates led by the fierce Captain Hammerhead. Full of fun activities and lots of stickers, fans of the hugely popular TV series are sure to be entertained and enthralled by this awesome sticker and activity book! 4 OCTOBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408898871 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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The Deep Book 2 Boats are going missing off the coast of Australia. Is this a natural occurrence or is something more fiendish going on? The Nektons answer the call to find out, journeying further along the celestial equator to the Arafura Sea. Introducing a brand new enemy with a frightening agenda, the second book in the series will see the Nektons using their unquenchable thirst for discovery and all their bravery to foil a dangerous plot. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing boats and escape unscathed?

9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408898758 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408898765 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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Olobob Top: The Amazing World of Olobob Top Leigh Hodgkinson and Steve Smith Let’s all have fun with the Olobobs! Weave your way through over ten mazes to explore forests, climb mountains and soar up into the sky with this wonderful maze activity and sticker book.

9 AUGUST 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408897652 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Olobob Top is full of shapes, colours and adventures! Help Big Fish find her pretty thing, get lost in the underground tunnel with Deeno, play hide-and-seek with Lalloo and Bobble and make a star maze across the sky. While finding your way through each maze, add stickers to the page and spot hidden objects and characters. This exciting activity and sticker book, based on the widely successful CBeebies series, welcomes little ones to the amazing world of Olobob Top with engaging and colourful activities.

Olobob Top: Let’s Visit Norbet’s Shop Leigh Hodgkinson and Steve Smith Norbet’s shop is full of surprises! Lift the flap to uncover yummy cakes, balloons, hats and learn to count from one to five ...

9 AUGUST 2018 BOARD BOOK / 9781408897638 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

The Olobobs are having a party for Gurdy, but one thing is missing ... a present! Join Tib, Lalloo and Bobble on their trip to Norbet’s shop to find the perfect gift for Gurdy’s important and exciting day. Find and count two balloons, three hats, four jellies and more. Olobob Top is the exciting CBeebies animated preschool TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble, and has already received an overwhelmingly positive response. There are lots of adventures to be had, but there are often some problems to face along the way. Don’t worry, the Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything – from building a new house for a friend, or planning a party to finding something lost. Bloomsbury’s Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs, whether it’s by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world. Leigh Hodgkinson is the CILIP Greenway longlisted artist behind Bloomsbury picture books Are You Sitting Comfortably? and The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth. She directed the BAFTA award-winning series Charlie and Lola. Steve Smith, founder of the animation studio Beaukus, is an award-winning art director and producer who has worked for Google, BBC and more. Together they are the creative minds behind the Cbeebies series, Olobob Top. They live in Lewes, near Brighton.

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Kitty’s Magic: Sooty the Birthday Cat Ella Moonheart Kitty uses her magic to show Sooty how much fun birthdays can be in the sixth book in this purrfect series about a girl who can turn into a cat!

Pirate Pug Written by

Laura James

Illustrated by

Églantine Ceulemans

Meet the dastardly, the black-hearted, the really rather peckish ... Pirate Pug! This is the fourth book in Laura James’s beloved series, perfect for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408895948 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408895955 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Ella Moonheart grew up telling stories to anyone who would listen. Now that she’s an author, she’s thrilled to be able to tell stories to so many more children with her Kitty’s Magic books. Ella loves all animals, but cats most of all! She wishes she could turn into one, like Kitty can, but she’s happy just to play with her pet cat, Nibbles – when she’s not writing, of course!

12 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408887707 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408887691 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Pug and Lady Miranda are off to the seaside! Pug is dreaming of naps under the beach umbrella, but when a little mishap means he has to wear an eyepatch, things get a lot less snoozy! Soon Pirate Pug and his ragtag crew of friends find themselves on the trail of buried treasure. They have to reach the island where X marks the spot before the other pirates beat them to it. There’s just one problem: Pug is scared of water! Laura James’s love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to undertake a degree in Film Studies and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Laura’s debut novel Captain Pug was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2017. Laura lives near Bath with her two dachshunds, Brian and Florence. Églantine Ceulemans was born in Belgium, where she spent her childhood devouring comics before moving to France to study illustration. As well as drawing, she loves riding her blue bicycle, cooking (which she is not very good at) and cleaning windows (which she is very good at). Églantine lives in Lyon, France.

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Kitty is amazed to learn that Sooty, a local cat, doesn’t know what a birthday party is. Kitty decides to throw one for Sooty to show her how much fun they can be! But Kitty will lose her magic if anyone finds out she can turn into a cat. Can Kitty organise Sooty’s party without revealing her magic? Not if neighbourhood bullies Claws and Fang get their way ...

Trouble on the Farm Written by

Chris Higgins

Illustrated by

Emily MacKenzie

The third book in the charming and funny young fiction series about friendship from much loved author Chris Higgins and acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie. Bella is going to visit Tom and Kizzy’s farm! She’ll get to meet the cows, play with Fetch the dog and pick raspberries! But at the last minute, someone else comes to the farm too – Magda! Before she knows it, Bella’s visit turns into a tractor crash of runaway farm animals, too many pasties, an unexpected wedding and lots and lots of cow poo! With laugh-out-loud funny writing by Chris Higgins and delightful illustrations by the awardwinning Emily MacKenzie, this series is perfect for fans of Kes Gray’s Daisy books and the classic My Naughty Little Sister. Chris Higgins has four daughters and is rapidly acquiring a whole bunch of grandchildren even though she feels far too young to be a granny. She is the author of the My Funny Family books, has won many awards for her writing and has been twice shortlisted for Queen of Teen. Chris has travelled the world but now lives in West Cornwall with her husband.

9 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408868874 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408868881 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Emily MacKenzie is an acclaimed illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh. Her picture book Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar was nominated for the Scottish BookTrust Children’s Book Award, and the follow-up, Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat, won the IBW Book Award 2016 in the Children’s Picture Book category. 42

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The Dodo Made Me Do It Written by

Jo Simmons

Illustrated by

Sheena Dempsey

A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to – perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, David Baddiel and David Walliams. Danny hates spending every summer holiday in the quiet village of Kinoussie with his gran. Nothing ever happens in Kinoussie – except Danny has to eat a lot of porridge – and the only person his age is science-mad Susie, who’d rather watch programmes about tapeworms than find adventure! But when Danny hears about a shipwreck just off the coast, his adventure really begins. The very last thing he expects to discover in the rubble is a dodo. Keeping a secret this big from his family and friends is a mammoth task and Danny’s lies and excuses are soon spinning out of control! Why did he ever wish for something more exciting to happen?

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Jo Simmons began writing as a journalist. Her first series, Pip Street, was inspired by her own kids’ love of funny fiction, and two Super Loud Sam books followed. Jo also co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh To Zzzzzz Of Parenting. Jo lives in Brighton with her husband, two boys and a scruffy formerly Romanian street dog. I Swapped My Brother on the Internet was her first book for Bloomsbury. Sheena Dempsey is a children’s illustrator and author from Ireland. She has illustrated for various writers and publishers including the multi-awardwinning Dave Pigeon books written by Swapna Haddow (published by Faber) and CBI nominated Billy Button Telegram Boy written by Sally Nicholls and published by Barrington Stoke. Yoga Babies, by Fearne Cotton, was published in September 2017 by Andersen Press. Sheena lives in London with her very spotty greyhound, Sandy, and her not-very-spotty partner, Mick.

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The Restless Girls Written by

Jessie Burton

Illustrated by

Angela Barrett

From the acclaimed and internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton comes her first story for children – a feminist fairytale of family, sisterhood, imagination and bravery, beautifully illustrated by Angela Barrett.

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For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia’s death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can’t take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.

Jessie Burton was born in 1982 and went to school in south London. After studying at Oxford University she went on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She worked as an actress and a PA before her first novel, The Miniaturist, was published. The Miniaturist was translated into 38 languages and has sold over a million copies around the world, as well as being made into a major feature film for the BBC. Her second novel, The Muse, was published in July 2016 and is also a number one bestseller. Angela Barrett studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has taught Illustration at Cambridge College of Technology and Drawing at Chelsea College and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest illustrators. She won the 1989 Smarties Book Prize for Can It Be True? and has been shortlisted three times for the Kurt Maschler Award and once for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot Written by

Michael Rosen

Illustrated by

Neal Layton

The third uproarious adventure in this wild and wacky series about Malcolm and his AWFUL Uncle Gobb, from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton. 6 SEPTEMBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408873946 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408873960 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

This time, there is a plot. That’s the plot of the story. Or is it? The plot of the story could also be that Uncle Gobb has an evil plot. And his plot is about a plot. A plot of land. Are you following? Good! The plot of land is behind Malcolm’s school and Uncle Gobb wants to set up his own rival Dread Shed School of Facts. Oh no! Malcolm will need to come up with his own plot to stop Uncle Gobb’s plot. So maybe that is the actual plot of this story. You’ll just have to read this book to find out! Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of every sort of children’s book – picture books, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He frequently appears on radio and gives talks on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Visit michaelrosen.co.uk.

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Neal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date, working with authors such as Cressida Cowell, as well as writing his own books. His fresh and spontaneous illustrations have earned him numerous awards, including the Smarties Prize and the prestigious Gold Award, and his books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. Neal lives in Southsea with his wife and two daughters. Visit neallayton.co.uk.

Witch Tricks Written by

Sibéal Pounder

Illustrated by

Laura Ellen Anderson

The Witch Wars witches are back for their sixth adventure! More fashion, more cats, more 2,000-year-old witches and more smash hit TV shows starring Fran the fairy as the wrestling legend GLITTER BEAST. Felicity Bat’s cool big sister, Idabelle, is always up to no good, but when Tiga and Fluffanora are invited to join her secret club, The Points, they can’t resist. Soon, though, they realise that Idabelle doesn’t really want to make friends. She’s using them – and a bit of magic – to bring back the most infamous gang of witches Sinkville has ever seen: the Ritzy Six! Meanwhile, Fran is fronting a new TV sensation – Fairy Fightz. It’s taking the city by storm, but with all the glitter and crazy costumes around no one notices the Ritzy Six causing havoc until it’s too late! Can Tiga and Fluffanora find a way to magic a pack of history’s most mischievous witches back to the past where they belong? And what are the Six really up to?

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Join the Witch Wars witches on their sixth adventure! Sibéal Pounder used to work for the Financial Times, interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. Now she writes about fabulous witches and bad mermaids in her two much loved series for Bloomsbury. Sibéal’s first book, Witch Wars, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016. Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children’s book author and illustrator with an increasing addiction to coffee (that is, when she’s not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters). She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible.

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The Storm Keeper’s Island Catherine Doyle Catherine Doyle’s stunning first novel for middle-grade readers is a magical adventure set to become an instant classic. Perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Susan Cooper and Katherine Rundell. Fionn Boyle and his older sister Tara have been sent to stay with their grandfather on the remote island of Arranmore for the summer. Though Fionn has never met his grandfather before – an eccentric old man who lives in a tiny cottage filled to the brim with candles – he knows he comes from a long line of brave lifeboat men, who wear the sea behind their eyes. Fionn is scared of the sea. He has no interest in adventure or shipwrecks or the restless wind that rustles through the island, as though in search of something.

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But an old magic is stirring deep inside the layers of Arranmore, and it is calling out to Fionn. A dark storm is coming, through time and over sea, the same storm that took his father twelve years ago. To protect his family, Fionn must embrace his destiny as the Storm Keeper’s heir and face the fear that has haunted him for as long as he can remember. Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. She holds a first class BA in Psychology and a first class MA in Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. The Storm Keeper’s Island is her debut middle-grade novel and was inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore, where her grandparents grew up, and the adventures of her many sea-faring relatives. Catherine is based in Galway but spends a lot of her time in London and the US.

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The Girl with the Dragon Heart Stephanie Burgis From the author of the magical The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart comes a second classic adventure perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell, Cornelia Funke and Peter Bunzl.

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Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that just years after arriving as a penniless orphan, she now works for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city. (Oh, and she’s best friends with a dragon.) Now her gift for weaving words has caught the eye of the royal family, who want to use her as a spy when the mysterious and dangerous Fairy royal family announce they will visit the city. But Silke has her own dark, secret reasons for not trusting Fairies ... Can she find out what they’re up to while keeping her own secrets hidden? Stephanie Burgis is a dual citizen of the US and the UK and lives in South Wales (land of dragons) with her husband, the author Patrick Samphire, and their children. The Girl with the Dragon Heart is Stephanie’s second novel for Bloomsbury.

Voices of the Future: Stories from Around the World The Voices of Future Generations A wonderful anthology of stories written by child authors from all around the world, perfect for engaging children with the issues facing the planet and the lives of people in other countries. This beautiful hardback contains eight stories written by child authors aged between 8 and 12 from every corner of the globe. Their stories reflect the concerns of their regions, making this the perfect way to engage children with the issues facing the planet and the lives of people in other countries. Produced in association with UNESCO’s Voices of Future Generations initiative, and featuring gorgeous full colour illustrations throughout, these stories are imaginative, empowering and inspiring.

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The Voices of Future Generations movement on children’s rights and sustainable development is a unique programme of action that empowers children to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The project works to assist children to advance the right to education and literacy globally through stories.

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Maudlin Towers: Treasure of the Golden Skull Chris Priestley This hugely funny, deliciously creepy and action-packed series is perfect for 8+ readers who like their mysteries with a twist. Fans of Lemony Snicket and Chris Riddell will love this second Maudlin Towers adventure.

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Mildew and Sponge don’t think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But when they are told the school might close, our heroes realise that being apart and somewhere else could be even worse! What starts out as a secret hunt for buried treasure quickly becomes weirder than Mildew and Sponge could ever have imagined when pirates infiltrate Maudlin Towers and impersonate the teachers. Can Mildew and Sponge solve the clues and find the treasure? Will they save the school? Or will they be made to walk the plank? Chris Priestley worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for twenty years before becoming a writer. His books have been nominated for many awards including the Edgar Awards, the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. The award-winning and critically acclaimed Tales of Terror series features chilling stories rooted in the tradition of M.R. James, Saki and Edgar Allan Poe and are available in many languages. Chris lives in Cambridge with his wife and son.

The Afterwards Written by

A.F. Harrold

Illustrated by

Emily Gravett

A powerful and poignant story about friendship from the magnificent pairing of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett, the creators of the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Imaginary. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl. Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends. There’s nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness.

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Then Ness dies. It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be? When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that’s what friends do, isn’t it? They rescue each other. They help. They never give up. Ember and Ness. That don’t change. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, this darkly comic and deeply moving story is about friendship at its most extraordinary. A.F. Harrold is an English poet who writes and performs for adults and children. He spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He is the author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.

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Emily Gravett was born in Brighton. After leaving school with few qualifications, she spent eight years living on the road before getting a place on the BA Illustration course at Brighton University. She won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration with Wolves, which was published to great acclaim in August 2005, winning many prizes and marking the beginning of an international career creating extraordinary books for children. She lives in Brighton with her daughter, partner and two rats.

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How to Tame a Human Tornado Written by

Paul Tobin

Illustrated by

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Katie Abey

A nation is born in this exciting adventure by bestselling author, Stuart Hill. Young Saxon boy Cerdic will do anything for King Athelstan. But is he ready to die for king and country?

It’s Friday the 13th again and Nate hasn’t just done one really stupid thing. He hasn’t even done the usual two or three. No, this time he’s hidden his inventions all over town so the Red Death Tea Society can’t find them. There will be: an overwhelming amount of toads, zebras running wild and lightning storms that just won’t quit. Nate and Delphine have been in trouble before, but this is going to be the most disastrous Friday the 13th yet!

The Saxon king, Athelstan, is trying to unite England for the first time, aided by his young armour bearer, Cerdic. As the king’s armour bearer, Cerdic is expected to stand with him in battle, protect his flank and die with him if things go badly. But as the soldiers march into battle, Cerdic is left questioning what their war is about. Is he really ready to die for his king and country?

The adventure continues in this madcap series perfect for fans of David Solomons, David Walliams and geniuses everywhere.

This thrilling, dramatic tale is packed with great characters and insight into the world of Saxon Britain.

Paul Tobin lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, artist Colleen Coover, with whom he created the Eisner Award winning Bandette. Paul is one of the two head writers for the Angry Birds comics. His other current projects include the Adventure Time: Flip Side series in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics and Ridley Scott.

Stuart Hill is the author of the Icemark series of historical fantasy novels and winner of the inaugural Watersone’s Children’s Book Prize. Published in 18 languages, Stuart visits many schools to talk about his background, his books and being a writer, as well as enthusing about history and learning. Stuart was born and brought up in Leicester where he lives with his partner and their two cats.

Seeker of the Crown

Shadow of the Centaurs: An Ancient Greek Mystery

The second book in this fresh, thrilling middle-grade fantasy series that’s Percy Jackson meets Frozen. One month has passed since Valor broke her twin sister Sasha out of jail. Valor wants justice but Princess Anastasia, who was responsible for Sasha’s imprisonment, is missing. When the queen desperately asks the sisters to find Anastasia, they don’t hesitate to accept the perilous assignment. But just as the girls start the search, the queen vanishes without a trace. If Valor can’t restore the rightful ruler, she risks getting sent back to prison. Relying on her own instincts – and some allies she can’t quite trust – Valor must navigate the hidden dangers of the city before it’s too late. The fate of the queendom rests in her hands.

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Stuart Hill

Book three in the mad and brilliant Genius Factor series by Eisner Award winning author Paul Tobin about a boy genius who makes deliberately stupid decisions every Friday the 13th.

Ruth Lauren

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The First King of England: The Story of Athelstan

Ruth Lauren is the author of Prisoner of Ice and Snow. She lives in a Victorian house in the West Midlands, England, with her family and a lot of cats. She likes chocolate, walking in the woods, cheese, orchids, going to the movies and reading as many books as she can. She’s been a teacher and worked in many different offices, but she likes writing best.

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Saviour Pirotta Sherlock Holmes meets ancient Greece in this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Saviour Pirotta. Join puzzle-solving duo Nico and Thrax as they infiltrate the Society of Centaurs. Scribe Nico and his perceptive friend Thrax are back in Athens and Nico is looking forward to the spooky festival of Anthesteria and the lavish feasts it involves! But when the boys suspect a plot to assassinate the general of Athens, they must put the fun aside and infiltrate the shadowy Society of Centaurs. Will they discover the true identity of the society’s leader, and will they stop the assassination? A thrilling adventure, Shadow of the Centaurs brings the world of the ancient Greeks to life. Saviour Pirotta is originally from Malta and now lives in Scarborough, Yorkshire, He is the author of nearly one hundred titles, ranging from non-fiction about pirates to short novels, as well as stories for Barbie magazine, Disney and educational materials for the Teletubbies franchise. He is the author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths which has been published successfully around the world in countries as diverse as Italy, Greece, Brazil and Korea.

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Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt What would it really mean to live forever? A beautiful new hardcover edition of the unforgettable children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt.

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Winnie Foster is in the woods, thinking of running away from home, when she sees a boy drinking from a spring. Winnie wants a drink too, but before she can take a sip, she is kidnapped by the boy, Jesse Tuck, and his family. She learns that the Tuck family have been blessed with – or doomed to – eternal life since drinking from the spring. Now Winnie knows their secret. But what does immortality really mean? And can the Tucks help her understand before it’s too late? Natalie Babbitt’s classic text is reformatted for this new edition, with gorgeous cover and chapter opener illustrations by Melissa Castrillón. Natalie Babbitt started out as an illustrator, and wrote and illustrated many novels and picture books for children. Tuck Everlasting, her first book, was published in 1975. It is now considered a classic of children’s writing. Natalie has also won numerous awards for her other books and in 2012 was awarded the inaugural E.B. White Award for achievement in children’s literature. She died in 2016 at the age of 84.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets House Editions Written by

J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages Audio Edition Written by

J.K. Rowling

Narrated by

Andrew Lincoln

Dip into the most famous sports book in the wizarding world in this irresistible audio edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, narrated by award-winning actor Andrew Lincoln. A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts school library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide charts the game’s history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizarding families around the world. A contribution from the sale of each audiobook will go to Comic Relief and Lumos.

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Narrated by Andrew Lincoln, this is the first audiobook edition of this famous sports book ever to be released. Andrew’s film credits include Love Actually and Made in Dagenham, and he has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Rick Grimes in the TV show The Walking Dead.

28 JUNE 2018 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU,OM GRYFFINDOR EDITION HARDBACK / 9781408898093 / £14.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408898109 / £7.99 HUFFLEPUFF EDITION HARDBACK / 9781408898154 / £14.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408898161 / £7.99 RAVENCLAW EDITION HARDBACK / 9781408898130 / £14.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408898147 / £7.99

Exclusive House Editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – highly collectable must-haves for all Harry Potter fans! Let the magic of J.K. Rowling’s classic series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, these irresistible House Editions celebrate the noble character of the four Hogwarts houses. Featuring gorgeous house-themed cover art and interior line illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, each book will also have vibrant sprayed edges in the house livery. Entertaining bonus features and fun fact files exclusive to each house accompany the novel. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable House Editions.

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J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features and articles, as well as original content from J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adult readers, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion of Honour, France’s Légion d’honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. 60 HARRY POTTER

Harry Potter – Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook Warner Bros. & Jody Revenson Packed with bonus inserts, Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook is a one-of-akind tour through the beloved wizarding locale. Diagon Alley is a cobblestoned shopping area for wizards and witches, and it was Harry Potter’s first introduction to the wizarding world. This magical scrapbook takes readers on a tour of Diagon Alley, from Gringotts wizarding bank to Ollivanders wand shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and beyond. Detailed profiles of each shop include concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photographs and fascinating reflections from actors and film-makers that give readers an unprecedented inside look at the beloved wizarding location. Destined to be a must-have collectable for fans of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley: A Movie Scrapbook also comes packed with removable inserts.

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Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films, with her most recent books being J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One and Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault. In her first foray into the wizarding world, she edited and contributed to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen. HARRY POTTER 61


Hogwarts Library Large Print Editions Written by

J.K. Rowling

Experience for the first time ever the three much loved Hogwarts Library books in dyslexia-friendly large print editions. Featuring stunning jacket art by Jonny Duddle and beautiful interior illustrations by Tomislav Tomic, these books are irresistible reading for all Harry Potter fans, be they wizard or Muggle. Features to aid accessibility include RNIB-approved fonts and font sizes, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration, and themed navigational aids to assist the reader as they experience the magic of these essential companions to the Harry Potter classics.

Harry Potter and the Philosopherʼs Stone Illustrated Edition Paperback Written by

J.K. Rowling

Illustrated by

Jim Kay

The magic of Harry Potter returns! Now in paperback for the first time, discover the magic of this full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with breathtaking illustrated highlights by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since first publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable guide to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. This edition features the recently revised 2017 text, which includes six curious new creatures that inhabit the North American continent, and a new foreword from Newt Scamander that sheds fascinating light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief and Lumos.

A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts school library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the noble sport of Quidditch. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief and Lumos.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard has been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all and each is accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore. His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Lumos.

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Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this brand new illustrated paperback edition of the nation’s favourite children’s book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With an appealing smaller format and wonderfully readable text, it offers glorious full-colour highlights from the fully illustrated hardback – along with a beautiful giveaway poster. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic, Jim Kay’s magnificent illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. After producing a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance illustration work began. Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to a group exhibition at the V&A museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner.

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Harry Potter Paperback Adult Editions Written by

J.K. Rowling

These adult editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have been stylishly redesigned to showcase beautiful jackets by renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson. The spectacular box set includes all seven novels and is perfect for Harry Potter novices and collectors alike. It contains (in reading order): Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 6 SEPTEMBER 2018 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU,OM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Written by

J.K. Rowling

Illustrated by

Chris Riddell

A spectacular full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s fairytale classic, with breathtaking illustrations by all-round genius and national treasure Chris Riddell.

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The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling’s gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’, familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell’s trademark wit and elegance. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children’s charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award-winning illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He is currently the only artist to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle. Chris Riddell was Waterstones Children’s Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has recently been announced as a BookTrust ambassador. He has illustrated the work of many celebrated children’s authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles. He is the author of the bestselling Goth Girl and Ottoline series and co-creator of the much loved The Edge Chronicles.

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Moonrise Sarah Crossan The phenomenal novel from Carnegie Medal winning author Sarah Crossan; poignant, thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores life, death, love and forgiveness. They think I hurt someone. But I didn’t. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth. Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.

But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...

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Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2017 and the Irish Book Awards Teen/YA Book of the Year, this stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Sarah won the 2016 Carnegie Medal, the YA Book Prize, the CBI Irish Children’s Book Award and many other prizes for her novel One.

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The Brink of Darkness

We See Everything

Jeff Giles

William Sutcliffe

The dark, gripping sequel to Jeff Giles’s epic romantic fantasy The Edge of Everything – called ‘utterly original’ by director Peter Jackson.

A gripping and powerfully relevant thriller set in a reimagined London where drone surveillance is the norm, from the internationally bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and The Wall.

To save Zoe and her family, X did the unthinkable – he gave himself up to captivity in the Lowlands forever.

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In the Lowlands, X is powerless, but he does have one chance – if he can uncover his past, he could break the Lords’ hold on him for good. Little does X know that Zoe has a plan to reunite them ... one that will bring her perilously close to losing everything. Across a surreal, nightmare landscape X and Zoe must fight their way back together or lose each other – and themselves. Jeff Giles grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He has written for Rolling Stone and the New York Times Books Review. While reporting on the Lord of the Rings movies for Newsweek, Jeff was invited to be an extra in The Return of the King. He played a Rohan soldier and – because he didn’t have a beard – they glued yak hair to his face. Jeff lives with his family in Montana.

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Lex lives on The Strip – the overcrowded, closed-off, bombed-out shell of London. He’s used to the watchful enemy drones that buzz in the air above him. Alan’s talent as a gamer has landed him the job of his dreams. At a military base in a secret location, he is about to start work as a drone pilot. These two young men will never meet, but their lives are destined to collide. Because Alan has just been assigned a high-profile target. Alan knows him only as #K622. But Lex calls him Dad.

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William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. He is the author of the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence and Whatever Makes You Happy. His first YA novel, The Wall, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014, and his next YA novel, Concentr8, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2016. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Edinburgh. ALSO AVAILABLE:

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Untitled Throne of Glass

The World of Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

The breathtaking conclusion to the number one New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas’s epic Throne of Glass series.

Enter the world of Throne of Glass and explore the characters, creatures and countries of Erilea in this ultimate companion to the New York Times bestselling series.

Sarah J. Maas is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series – The Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn as well as The Throne of Glass Colouring Book. She has also written the number one New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

30 OCTOBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408888353 / £14.99 EBOOK / 9781408888346 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Everyone knows the story of how Celaena Sardothien became Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, assassin queen. But now fans of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series will be immersed in Aelin’s journey like never before. From Adarlan’s dark past to Terrasen’s bright future, this comprehensive guide will bring the people, creatures, settings, magic and world of her epic story to life with stunning illustrations and descriptive portrayals. Complete with an expansive glossary and timeline of events, this is the must-have official companion to the Throne of Glass series. Sarah J. Maas is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series – The Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn as well as The Throne of Glass Colouring Book. She has also written the number one New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

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The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I Carolyn Mackler On the heels of the update and rerelease of her acclaimed novel The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, Carolyn Mackler drops readers right back into the hilarious world of Virginia Shreves. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell.

6 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAPERBACK / 9781408897041 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408897065 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: WRITERS HOUSE LCC TERRITORY: WE

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Only the Ocean Natasha Carthew Fierce, smart and tender, Only the Ocean is a story of innocence (and its loss), survival and courage in the midst of darkness. It will thrill fans of Sarah Crossan and Patrick Ness. The two girls sat at opposite ends of the boat and Kel dug and stretched the oars into the ocean like her life depended upon it because it did.

In The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, Virginia Shreves decided to ignore the ‘Fat Girl Code of Conduct’ and live LARGE. But now things are getting complicated. For one thing, her brother Byron is still in trouble. Serious trouble. Can Virginia forgive him for what he did to another girl? Should she?

‘Just so you know,’ said Rose, ‘everything, I mean everything, is your fault.’

And then Virginia meets Sebastian – a cute guy with his own dramas. They agree not to talk about their family troubles, but then a secret comes out that could ruin everything.

She has a plan to escape, and it’s a good one: stow away on the ship, kidnap the girl, swap the girl to buy passage to America and a life-saving operation. But plans never go how they’re meant to ...

Carolyn Mackler is the award-winning author of The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things and many other novels for children and young adults. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Natasha is a country writer from Cornwall where she lives with her girlfriend of 20 years. Her first YA novel Winter Damage was nominated for the 2014 Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for several national awards, including the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2014. The Light That Gets Lost was published in 2015. Her first novel for adults, A River Runs Through, publishes in April 2018.

Fifteen-year-old Kel Crow lives in a water-logged world, with a family with whom she shares nothing but blood and a heart defect that she knows could kill her any day.

1 NOVEMBER 2018 HARDBACK / 9781408868607 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781408868621 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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NEW FOR 2018

Bloomsbury Young Readers New for 2018, Bloomsbury Education is proud to present this exciting new illustrated fiction series for 5–7 year olds. With stories written by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson, Tony Bradman, Joanna Nadin and Jenny McLachlan, Bloomsbury Young Readers are brought to life by engaging colour illustrations in a wide range of styles. All the stories have been reviewed and book banded by literacy experts to make sure they are exactly what children need to improve their reading, and are fully phonically decodable. They are ideal for children who are gaining reading confidence and for reading practice at home or in school.

Elvis the Squirrel

Cereal Superfan

Alice Goes to Hollywood

Pet Quest

Elvis’s best friend has been carried off by Ronnie the Raven, the meanest bird in the wood. Can Elvis come to the rescue?

Cereal is Stephen’s favourite food and he eats it for every meal. There’s no way he would ever get sick of cereal ... is there?

Alice the anteater lives in the jungle and eats ants but she’d much rather be a film star. So one day she catches the first plane to Hollywood ...

Harvey really, REALLY wants a pet but Mum and Dad say their flat is too small to fit one in. Can Harvey find a pet small enough?

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Mighty Max

Alfie Takes Action

Eye, Eye, Captain!

It Wasn’t Me

Sports Day

Zoom to the Moon

Max’s family live secretly in Blue Lake, hidden away from humans. The trouble is, monster Max is a mighty show off!

Alfie isn’t like other meerkats. He’s no good at digging holes or standing guard. So when a film crew arrives, Alfie decides to take action!

Captain Cutlass needs to wear glasses and he's afraid of letting his crew know. But what good is a pirate who can’t read a treasure map?

Whenever Alfie is in trouble, he blames Dave, the gremlin in his sock drawer. But when Dave actually appears one morning, the trouble has just begun ...

Sports day is coming up and Emmie is trying to choose which race to do. Which is she best at ... and which is the most fun?

Reva and Bobby both want to be astronauts. So when they get chance to play in a real rocket, they are excited to have a real adventure!

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Index

A

J

Alfie in the Woods 11

K

Afterwards, The 55 All The Way Home 11 Athena 26 Awesome Book of Space, The 32

B

Beginner’s Guide to Physics, A 31 Bloomsbury Young Readers 74–75 Brink of Darkness, The 68

D

Deep, The 38–39 Dodo Made Me Do It, The 45 Dumper Truck Danger 18

F

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History Activity Book 22 Fantastically Great Women Who Made History: Gift Edition 28 First King of England, The 57

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots 35

Kitty’s Magic: Sooty the Birthday Cat 43

L

Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies 19 Little Owl’s First Day 9 Lulu at the Zoo 18

M

Maudlin Towers 54 Midnight Feasts 36 Mince Spies 14 Moonrise 67

N

National Archives: World War I 29 Norman the Knight Gets a Fright 6

O

Olobob Top: Let̓ s Visit Norbet ̓ s Shop 40

G

Olobob Top: The Amazing World of Olobob Top 40

H

Only the Ocean 73

Girl with the Dragon Heart, The 52

One Shoe, Two Shoes 10

Harry Potter – Diagon Alley 61

P

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets House Editions 60 Harry Potter and the Philosopherʼs Stone Illustrated Edition Paperback 63 Hogwarts Library Large Print Editions 62 Harry Potter Paperback Adult Editions 64 How to Draw series 21 How to Tame a Human Tornado 56

I

I Bet I Can Make You Laugh 34

Q

Quidditch Through the Ages Audio Edition 61

R

Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali 19 Restless Girls, The 46–47 RSPB Wild Facts About Nature 30 Ruby’s Worry 7

S

Seeker of the Crown 56 Shadow of the Centaurs 57 Silk Roads, The 27 Snow Penguin 16

U

Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot 48 Universe Is Expanding and So Am I, The 72

V

Voices of the Future 53

W

We See Everything 69 We’re Going on an Elf Chase 15 Witch Tricks 49 World of Throne of Glass, The 71

Y

You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger 5

Storm Keeper’s Island, The 51

T

Tales of Beedle the Bard, The 65 Throne of Glass 70 TinyWing Fairies, The 12 Trouble on the Farm 43 Tuck Everlasting 58

Panda Claus Christmas 123 Activity and Sticker Book 23 Panda Claus Christmas ABC Activity and Sticker Book 23 Pirate Pug 42 Princess Snowbelle and the Snow Games 17 Princess Snowbelle ̓ s Dressing Up Sticker Book 24 Princess Snowbelle’s Activity Bag 24 Princess Swashbuckle 8

I Went Trick-or-Treating 13

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