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CHILDREN’S BOOKS INDEX........................... 37 LITTLE, BROWN – ATOM................................ 35 ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS.......................... 25 ORCHARD CHILDREN’S BOOKS..................... 15 HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS....................... 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS HEADLINE . .................................................... 1 LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP...................... 19 HACHETTE IRELAND...................................... 39 HODDER......................................................... 43 ORION............................................................ 77 INDEX............................................................. 101 ORDERING INFORMATION............................ 105


HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– THE FAMOUS FIVE – The Famous Five - Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy - have been delighting readers for over 70 years!

THE FAMOUS FIVE ANNUAL 2014

ENID BLYTON’S ADVENTURE TREASURY

Fiction • 64 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Picture Book 384 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

Enid Blyton

Fiction • 80 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444916492 $32.00 HC • MAY

The definitive Enid Blyton adventure story treasury with stories from the Famous Five, the Secret Seven and many more of her intrepid heroes.

THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS: GOOD OLD TIMMY Enid Blyton Illustrations by Jamie Littler

9781444916294 $9.99 PB • MAY

It’s so terribly hot, the Five are having a lazy afternoon . . . but the gang don’t get the peace and quiet they imagined! What are the men on the motorbikes up to? Can they be stopped?

THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS: FIVE AND A HALFTERM ADVENTURE

THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS: GEORGE’S HAIR IS TOO LONG

Fiction • 80 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

Fiction • 80 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

Enid Blyton Illustrations by Jamie Littler

Fiction • 80 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444916300 $9.99 PB • MAY

After the Five see a boy being kidnapped at the beach, they set out to find him. But where have the kidnappers hidden the boy? Will Timmy lead them to the answer?

Enid Blyton Illustrations by Jamie Littler

Enid Blyton

9781444914429 $12.99 HC • MAY

A whole year of Famous Five fun for new and old readers - with stories, puzzles, quizzes and full-colour illustrations.

THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS: A LAZY AFTERNOON

Enid Blyton Illustrations by Jamie Littler

9781444916256 $9.99 PB • JUNE

George’s dog Timmy sniffs out an adventure when he spots some suspicious-looking passengers on a train. He is very interested in one of them, but what has he spotted?

9781444916263 $9.99 PB • JUNE

Borrowing some scissors is the beginning of an adventure for the Famous Five, as George manages to get mixed up with some burglars. Julian, Dick and Anne are too busy eating ice cream to realise that George is in trouble!

– STICKY STORYBOOKS –

STICKY STORYBOOKS: CARS AND TRAINS 9781444909449

STICKY STORYBOOKS: DIGGERS AND DUMPERS 9781444908268

From an award-winning author and a bestselling illustrator comes an exciting new young transport series. Each book is bright and made of crinkly cloth. The books come with a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be placed on a variety of surfaces so they don’t slide off! Great for tables and high chairs. 2

STICKY STORYBOOKS: LORRIES AND BUSES 9781444908251

STICKY STORYBOOKS: PLANES AND JETS 9781444909432

STICKY STORYBOOKS SERIES Karen Wallace

Activity Book • 12 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

$11.99 CLOTH FABRIC • MAY


Binny’s life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max. Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family. Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares. But Max is still lost in the past, and it seems impossible that she’ll ever find him again . . .

BINNY • 9781444900545 • HC CADDY’S WORLD • 9781444905076 • PB

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BINNY FOR SHORT Hilary McKay

Fiction • 304 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444915433 • $9.99 PB • MAY

• A multi-award-winning author: the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Award. ‘. . . So good it hurts.’- INDEPENDENT ‘. . . More Binny please.’ - DAILY MAIL

HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A funny and endearing new story of friendship from the Whitbread-winning author

‘. . . Nourishing and tremendously entertaining. Warm, wise and witty . . . BINNY FOR SHORT shows a mistress of her medium at work.’ - GUARDIAN ‘Her books are so good you want to climb inside the covers and live there.’

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From the world of Odin and Thor . . . meet Freya the Valkryie. Fourteen-year-old Freya is a Valkyrie: a Norse goddess, a reaper of souls from human battlefields. Now she must return to the World of Man again on a new quest to track down the runaway Valkyrie of legend. There she will discover a dark secret that leads her to the Land of the Frost Giants, where she must take on new enemies. ALSO AVAILABLE: VALKYRIE • 9781444907551 • PB

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE PEGASUS SERIES: PEGASUS AND THE FLAME #1 • 9780340997406 • PB PEGASUS AND THE FIGHT FOR OLYMPUS 9780340997413 • PB PEGASUS AND THE NEW OLYMPIANS 9781444907513 • PB

A reissue of this magical picture book with over 300,000 copies sold to date The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories borrowed from unsuspecting children - until they try to borrow a book from Bo. Bo, unable to let her book go, travels with the ghosts to the ghost library and there she teaches them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books. ALSO AVAILABLE: TOTALLY TERRIFYING THREE • 9781444903034 PB PICTURE BOOK

VALKYRIE 2: THE RUNAWAY Kate O’Hearn

Fiction • 352 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444916607 • $9.99 PB • MAY

• From the author of the Pegasus series comes a brand new world, this time using the legendary Valkyrie from Norse mythology. • Visit Kate at www.kateohearn.com • Follow Kate O’Hearn on Twitter: @KATEOHEARN ‘. . . Modern world meets mythology and a spirited heroine stars in this story of good versus evil.’ - THE CALGARY HERALD ‘ . . . Much to love.’ – RICK RIORDAN, AUTHOR OF PERCY JACKSON

THE GHOST LIBRARY David Melling

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444916218 • $10.99 HC • MAY

• From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas - over 500,000 copies sold in 25 languages to date. • Exquisitely illustrated in strong watercolour. Children will love the wordless pages which allow them to create their own stories. • A celebration of libraries, stories and reading, this classic story has enduring appeal. • An inventive picture book which is spooky without being scary.

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HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– MICK INKPEN –

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A new edition of this classic story to celebrate Kipper’s 25th Birthday The day before Kipper’s birthday, he prepares his party invitations and makes a cake. He invites everyone to his party tomorrow, but doesn’t deliver the invitations until the next day. When exactly is my birthday, wonders Kipper. Is it today or was it yesterday? Maybe it’s tomorrow! However, when his friends finally arrive, they bring the perfect present. ALSO AVAILABLE: DON’T LOSE PIGLEY, WIBBLY PIG 9781444908442 • PB PICTURE BOOK WIBBLY PIG HAS 10 BALLOONS 9781444902679 • PB PICTURE BOOK IS IT BEDTIME WIBBLY PIG? • 9781444904840 PB PICTURE BOOK

A wonderful new edition of THE MICK INKPEN TREASURY, with a gorgeous padded cover This treasury contains seven of Mick Inkpen’s classic children’s stories - from The Blue Balloon, where Kipper first appears, to Billy’s Beetle and Penguin Small. With a special Kipper bookmark, gatefolds, flaps and a pop-up, this classic collection is a perfect present. ALSO AVAILABLE: MICK INKPEN COLLECTION • 9781444913064 HC PICTURE BOOK

KIPPER’S BIRTHDAY Mick Inkpen

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444918175 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• A brilliant story for children learning about past, present and future, and for any child who loves birthdays! • Kipper is a household name, loved by millions of children the world over - the perfect pup to grow up with. • Kipper is a BAFTA award-winning character. ‘The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.’- THE GUARDIAN

THE MICK INKPEN TREASURY Mick Inkpen

Picture Book • 256 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444913064 • $32 HC • MAY

• Mick Inkpen is a multi-million selling author whose name is known around the world. • Contains a selection of his best-loved picture books - with a padded cover, foldout pages, a Kipper bookmark and a popup. Superb production values make this a perfect gift. • A wonderful gift book to share and treasure year after year.

MR CROC: HUNGRY OR NOT, MR CROC?

DINOSAUR DOO Andrew Weale

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

NEWT IN A SUIT • 9780340988671 HC PICTURE BOOK

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Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Picture Book 12 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444901627

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Kes Gray

Jo Lodge

9781444901634 $10.99 PB • MAY

The perfect book for young children who love dinosaurs, poo and inventing things!

OI FROG!

9781444910858 $16.99 HC • MAY

9781444915846 $10.99 HC • MAY

Mr Croc munches lots of different foods in this brilliant pop-up book! ALSO AVAILABLE: FLIP FLAP, MR CROC • 9781444909920 HC PICTURE BOOK READY TO ROCK, MR CROC • 9781444909913 HC PICTURE BOOK

A wonderfully funny story with laugh-out-loud illustrations from an award-winning team. ALSO AVAILABLE: PEPE TAKES A TUMBLE • 9781444900316 HC PICTURE BOOK CHESNEY RUNS INTO TROUBLE • 9781444900682 HC PICTURE BOOK


This brand-new story will delight Wibbly Pig fans everywhere! Big Pig’s sister should have brought a cuddly toy to the zoo but instead she’s put Tooky in her backpack. Tooky’s not a toy. He’s a toucan. A REAL toucan. And he’s soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home? ALSO AVAILABLE: WIBBLY PIG PICKS A PET • 9781444908206 • HC WIBBLY PIG PICKS A PET • 9781444908213 • PB WIBBLY PIG’S SILLY BIG BEAR • 9780340997529 • PB

WIBBLY PIG AND THE TOOKY Mick Inkpen

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444912234 • $16.99 HC • MAY

• The Wibbly Pig books have sold millions worldwide. • Wibbly is one of the most popular characters on CBeebies and the animation series is now shown in 21 countries.

HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– MICK INKPEN –

‘. . . An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.’ - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Who could resist Wibbly Pig?’ - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Perfect bedtime reading or as a fun and endearing way to introduce the alphabet to children

KIPPER’S ALPHABET ADVENTURE

Come on an alphabet adventure with everyone’s favourite puppy and his friends: little pig, Arnold - who has lost his ant - and the hopeful Zebra, who is waiting and waiting for his turn to join the book.

Mick Inkpen

KIPPER’S ALPHABET ADVENTURE Mick Inkpen

Picture Book • 64 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444918144 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

• Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children’s Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. • A brilliantly original and funny story that will be returned to long after children have mastered the alphabet. ‘Kipper has touched a chord with children and parents alike.’ - PRACTICAL PARENTING

THE STORY OF THE STARS

KEEP OUT!

Picture Book 22 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

FOXY TALES: THE CUNNING PLAN

Sally Grindley & Peter Utton

Neal Layton

9781444901122 $16.99 HC • MAY

Alex T. Smith

Picture Book • 176 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444909319 $9.99 PB • MAY

9781444914153 $16.99 HC • MAY

From the stars, solar systems and galaxies to beyond, in 10 pop-up spreads!

A follow-up to the bestselling Shhh! that has sold over 170,000 copies.

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

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STORY OF THINGS • 9780340945322 HC PICTURE BOOK

BEAR DETECTIVES: MYSTERIOUS EARTH 9781846161636 • PB BEAR DETECTIVES: STRANGE PAWPRINT 9781846161643 • PB

CATCH US IF YOU CAN-CAN! • 9781444903669 PB PICTURE BOOK BELLA AND MONTY • 9780340959848 PB PICTURE BOOK EGG • 9780340959862 • PB PICTURE BOOK

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HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

What would you do if you met your own ghost? Twelve-year-old Kit Connelly has been saved from almost certain death . . . by a ghost. A ghost who looks a lot like a fourteen-year-old version of herself. Believing that her ghost must have saved her for a reason and knowing that she only has two years left to make her mark, Kit decides to do something life-changing. But her plan to save the world takes her on a nightmare journey involving a crazed rock singer, an old World War II fort - and a spectacular siege that brings Kit’s story to a dramatic and surprising conclusion.

SPOOKED: THE HAUNTING OF KIT CONNELLY Paul Bryers

Fiction • 304 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9780340930786 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• A chilling and thrilling ghost story told with dry, wry humour - tackling universal themes of love and friendship, loss and loneliness.

ALSO AVAILABLE: ABYSS • 9780340930779 • PB AVATAR • 9780340930762 • PB KOBAL • 9780340930755 • PB

East meets West; past meets present; criminal minds meet skilled artists - welcome to the Mysterium, a circus with dark and thrilling secrets at its heart. Twelve-year-old Danny Woo is half-Chinese, half-British. His parents are performers in the Mysterium. Following their death in a mysterious fire, Danny is sent to live with his aunt Laura, an investigative journalist. When Danny’s school is closed after an explosion, he joins Laura on a trip to Hong Kong. She is researching the Triad gangs; he is trying to understand more about his cultural background. But Laura disappears, and Danny is plunged into a dangerous quest to find her which opens the door on the past he could never have imagined, and which leads him to question everything he has ever known .

Magic, mystery and murder collide in a gripping debut about the world’s most thrilling circus . . . Danny Woo has escaped from the jaws of death once - but his trials are not yet over. He’s meant to be recovering, but when he discovers the Mysterium - the circus into which he was born, and which cost his parents their lives - is being reformed in Barcelona, he determines to join them. Everything, he knows, is linked to the death of his parents: he must continue his quest to find their killers.

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MYSTERIUM 1: BLACK DRAGON Julian Sedgwick

Fiction • 352 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444913705 • $10.99 PB • MAY

‘Magic, mind-reading and escapology combine in this action-packed debut.’ - BOOKSELLER

‘. . . The first of an exciting new trilogy.’ - THE SHEFFIELD STAR

‘. . . A fantastic debut combining breathtaking action with magic, intrigue and mind-reading.’ - THE CHILDREN’S BOOKSELLER

MYSTERIUM 2: THE PALACE OF MEMORY Julian Sedgwick

Fiction • 360 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444913712 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• Combines mentalism, escapology and magic with an exotic setting and an exciting search for identity. • The trilogy has a gripping story arc.


HICCUP THE VIKING WHO WAS SEASICK

Unlike Hiccup’s Dad, Stoick the Vast, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and polite and scared of almost everything - especially of going to sea for the very first time. But go he must . . .

9780340969991 • $9.99 PB • MAY

So who will save the day when everything goes disgustingly wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool? This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worse fears. Just in time for the new HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON MOVIE releasing June 2014.

Cressida Cowell

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 3–7 yrs.

• This picture book was the inspiration for Cressida Cowell’s best-selling fiction books.

HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Cressida Cowell’s hilarious book about a little Viking who cannot fit in

• More than half a million Hiccup books sold, and over thirty-three foreign-rights deals to date! • Visit Cressida at www.cressidacowell.co.uk • Follow Cresida on Twitter: @CressidaCowell

Dragons are alive! Features all of the dragon species from the series plus brand new ones created just for this book, with illustrations of each and every one. It even includes a gatefold map and a Dragonese dictionary! ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON SERIES: HOW TO BETRAY A DRAGON’S HERO 9781444913989 • PB HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 9780340997178 • PB HOW TO BE A PIRATE • 9780340999080 • PB HOW TO SPEAK DRAGONESE • 9780340999097 PB A HEROES GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS 9780340999134 • PB HOW TO BREAK A DRAGON’S HEART 9780340996928 • PB HOW TO CHEAT A DRAGON’S CURSE 9780340999103 • PB HOW TO RIDE A DRAGON’S STORM 9780340999127 • PB

MY CAT PIP: DOODLE PIP Karen Bendy

Picture Book • 48 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444915907 $6.99 PB • MAY

Pip has lots of Kitty-cat friends and inside this book, you’ll find lots of friendship activities. It’s full of puzzles, games, colouring and lovely things to design for your pals. With over 50 stickers.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: COMPLETE WORLD OF DRAGONS Cressida Cowell

Fiction • 192 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444914009 • $19.99 PB • JULY

Praise for the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON books: ‘Fiercely exciting and laugh-aloud funny, it is as full of joy for children of 7+ who have given up reading as for those who love it.’ - AMANDA CRAIG, THE TIMES ‘This book is great fun and has a Blackadderish sense of humour . . . full of the sort of jokes that will make schoolboys snigger.’ - NICOLETTE JONES, THE SUNDAY TIMES

MY CAT PIP: PIP AND PALS STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK

MY CAT PIP: WHERE ARE YOU PARTY PIP?

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Karen Bendy

9781444915921 $6.99 PB • JUNE

My Cat Pip is a fast growing international brand in merchandising with over 1.5 million products sold to date. Winner of the prestigious Henries Award in the Best Cute category.

Karen Bendy

9781444915938 $6.99 PB • JUNE

Balloons, streamers and dressing up - Pip is ready to celebrate! Each brilliant bash is crammed with copy-kitties, but there’s only one Pip hiding on every page. Can you pick out Pip? Every scene sparkles with finding fun and secret.

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HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– BOOKS FOR BOYS – These books offer the first steps on the path to reading confidence, and include enough drama, excitement and humour to entice ALL readers.

BOOKS FOR BOYS 11: GHOST STRIKER AT THE FOOTBALL CLUB

BOOKS FOR BOYS 12: SAVE THAT TRAIN!

BOOKS FOR BOYS 13: FROM BURGLAR TO FOOTBALL STAR

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• Ian Whybrow is one of the UK’s best-loved authors, best known for Little Wolf and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, and the Books for Boys series has been building for over ten years!

‘Full of adventure and humour, these are not just for boys, but for all young readers who love aliens, heroes, football and go-karting.’ - THE LONDON PARENTS GUIDE

BOOKS FOR BOYS SERIES Ian Whybrow

Fiction • 64 pages • Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

$7.99 PB • MAY

SPORTS DAY

Nick Butterworth Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444918243 $10.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780340932407

9781444910209 • $16.99 HC • MAY

For train lovers everywhere comes a fabulously energetic adventure written by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.

SESAME SEADE MYSTERIES 2: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL Clementine Beauvais Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444912531 $9.99 PB • JUNE

Where have all the gargoyles gone? Sesame Seade is slightly spooked. She’s Cambridge’s number one supersleuth. And now she’s taking to the rooftops to tackle her most puzzling mystery yet.

Picture Book • 32 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9780340917435 • $10.99 PB • JUNE 9780340917428 • $16.99 HC • MAY

From an award-winning author-illustrator, comes a warm and witty tale about finding the perfect home.

JUST LIKE JASPER • 9780340945100 • PB SCHOOL TRIP • 9780340932391 • PB

THE NEW KID

SESAME SEADE MYSTERIES 3: SCAM ON THE CAM

Marie Louise Fitzpatrick Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Clementine Beauvais Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444912548 $9.99 PB • JUNE

Sesame Seade is suspicious. There’s something fishy going on by the river: a case for a number one supersleuth! Sesame’s parents insist that there are no pirates in Cambridge, but she’s determined to prove them wrong . . . ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SESAME SEADE SERIES: SESAME SEADE MYSTERIES 1: SLEUTH ON SKATES 9781444912524 • PB

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Picture Book • 32 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Sam McCullen

From the bestselling creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper, this new edition celebrates jumping through hoops, wheelbarrow racing and the spirit of Sports Day!

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THE CAT, THE MOUSE AND THE RUNAWAY TRAIN

9781444908183 $16.99 HC • JUNE

A powerful story about being yourself. ALSO AVAILABLE: DARK WARNING • 9781444006285 • PB HAGWITCH • 9781444008807 • PB TIMECATCHER • 9781842556771 • PB


London, 1880. As Rosa and Luke get to know each other, Luke realises it will be impossible for him to kill Rosa, just as Rosa knows she will bring disgrace on her family if she does not marry Knyvet. But Knyvet is hiding dark secrets - including the key which will unlock the mystery of Luke’s murdered parents. Torn between appeasing their elders and their love for each other, Rosa and Luke must each make their choice between life and death. ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE WITCH SERIES: WITCH ALONE • 9781444904710 • PB WITCH IN LOVE • 9781444904703 • HC WITCH IN WINTER • 9781444904697 • PB

A supernatural thriller-romance set in an all-girl teenage bomber-pilot regiment, combining witchcraft and legend Rain Aranoza is a teenage bomber-pilot from Rodina, a nation of science and fact ruled by the all knowing Aura, where the belief in witches or any type of superstition is outlawed. Rain’s regiment is made up of only teenage girls and their role is vital to the war effort against the Crux, a nation of faith and belief, where nature and God are celebrated and worshipped. But Rain is struggling with another battle. She’s always had a sense that her nature is different from everyone else’s . . . and a dormant power threatens to burst out of her.

MUDDY PAWS 3: ROCKING WITH ROXY AND ROSIE

MUDDY PAWS 4: SAVING SNOWDROP

Fiction • 144 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

Fiction • 144 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444913200 $8.99 PB • JUNE

9781444913217 $8.99 PB • JUNE

Jenny Oldfield

No animal - or animal-shaped problem - is too big or small for Lexi and Lily, known as ‘Muddy Paws,’ the animal experts. The girls are charged with looking after two adorable rare breed Gloucester Old Spot piglets who like to be entertained in a very special way. ALSO AVAILABLE IN MUDDY PAWS SERIES: MUDDY PAWS 1 • 9781444913187 • PB MUDDY PAWS 2 • 9781444913194 • PB

WITCHFINDER: WITCH FINDER Ruth Warburton

Young Adult • 384 pages

9781444914467 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• Set in the same universe as the Winter Trilogy, this new sequence will appeal to existing fans, but can be read as a standalone. ‘. . . Gorgeously romantic.’ - AMANDA CRAIG, THE TIMES

‘It’s a great read, steeped in witchcraft, with a steamy romance, feisty leads and a brooding coastal setting.’ - THE BOOKSELLER

‘. . . A great deal to like here.’ - BOOKBAG

NIGHT WITCHES L J Adlington

Young Adult • 336 pages

9781444904314 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

• Romance and adventure combine to create a compulsive thriller. • Set in a convincing fantasy world, but with very real emotional drama and a strong heroine to guide readers through.

Praise for L J ADLINGTON: ‘. . . An original and disturbing dystopian fantasy told in a smart and sympathetic teen voice.’ - BOOKLIST ‘This is a brilliant example of storytelling at its most seductive . . . a fastpaced, utterly absorbing novel that is hard to put down . . .’ - SUNDAY MORNING POST

MY FUNNY FAMILY’S GOT TALENT

Jenny Oldfield

With mixed excitement and trepidation, the girls agree to look after the orphaned lamb, Snowdrop. But it’s only January, and as snow falls, the farm is cut off. Now the girls are in sole charge and Snowdrop falls ill. They call the vet who offers no solution except patience and tender loving care. Lexi and Lily prepare for an overnight vigil . . .

HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When Luke Lexton falls in love with Rosa, a witch-girl he’s sworn to kill, the two face an impossible choice between love and death.

Chris Higgins & Lee Wildish

Fiction • 128 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444918403 $8.99 PB • JUNE

Mum’s 30th birthday is coming up and after such a hectic year for the Butterfields, Mattie wants to make it extra-special! ALSO AVAILABLE: MY FUNNY FAMILY GETS BIGGER 9780340989869 • PB MY FUNNY FAMILY • 9780340989845 • PB MY FUNNY FAMILY ON HOLIDAY 9780340989852 • PB

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HODDER CHILDREN’S BOOKS

– SECRET BREAKERS – A thrilling adventure takes the characters across the globe; THE DA VINCI CODE for kids!

SECRET BREAKERS 1: POWER OF THREE 336 pages

9780340999615

Brodie Bray likes a challenge, and when she receives a coded message through the post her life changes for ever. She’s chosen for a secret team working to crack the most complicated code in the world to uncover the secret it hides.

SECRET BREAKERS 2: ORPHAN OF THE FLAMES

SECRET BREAKERS 3: THE KNIGHTS OF NEUSTRIA

9780340999622

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Now our team of code-breakers are on a twisting trail via medieval book burnings in Florence, a mysterious boy known as the Orphan of the Flames, and a one-time famous prisoner in London’s Newgate Prison, who wrote about King Arthur. Where is it all leading?

SECRET BREAKERS 4: TOWER OF THE WINDS

SECRET BREAKERS 5: THE PIRATE’S SWORD

9780340999646

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336 pages

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336 pages

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The stakes are getting higher as our young trio chase their quest from Cambridge to a terrifying struggle along the currents of the surging River Wye. Only one step behind them is the secret organisation who will stop at nothing to block them from discovering the truth . . . • Brilliantly original ‘puzzle-solving’ story line so the reader works alongside the characters to crack these real codes themselves. • Based on a real-life unbroken code known as the Voynich Manuscript. ‘Dennis mixes complex code breaking theories with humour and excitement to produce this action packed adventure.’ - SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

The Knights of Neustria’s quest is clearer to Team Veritas now - but so is their understanding of the terrible enemy they are up against. People are going missing. No one at Station X is safe anymore. But there are still important truths to uncover.

STRICTLY COME DANCING: FASHION FANTASTIC STICKER BOOK Chloe Melody

Picture Book • 24 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444912944 $9.99 PB • JUNE

Enter the glitz and glamour of the biggest entertainment show in the world - Strictly Come Dancing - with this fabulous dressingup sticker book.

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Answers to the mystery of the coded Voynich Manuscript are getting closer. But with the sinister Black Chamber out to get revenge, can we be sure that everyone will survive to discover them?

STRICTLY COME DANCING: WHIRLING WORLD TOUR STICKER BOOK Chloe Melody

Picture Book • 24 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444912937 $9.99 PB • JUNE

The Strictly Dance Academy is going on a wonderful world tour! Bella, Natalie and Sofia can’t wait to dance their way all across the globe. Will you help the girls dress up in their sparkly tour outfits? There are carnival skirts from Rio, Spanish flamenco dresses and floaty ballroom gowns for the Vienesse waltz. With over 300 stickers!

SECRET BREAKERS SERIES H.L. Dennis

Fiction • Age Range: 9–11 yrs

$11.99 PB • JUNE

THE QUEEN’S HAT Steve Antony

THE QUEEN’S HAT

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 3–5 yrs.

9781444919141 $16.99 HC • JUNE

STEVE ANTONY

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen’s men and one very special hat. So let’s follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben . . . just where will that hat land? A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family’s new addition.


Something dark has woken in the British Museum, and it has stopped time, literally freezing the city in its tracks. The people are there, but unmoving, unseeing - like statues. The statues, on the other hand, can move, and are astonished at what they see. In the Children’s Hospital at great Ormond Street, Alfie wakes up to find himself in this frozen world. He’s deafened by dressings following an operation on his hearing. He’s rescued by a girl called Jess who’s the only other person moving in the hospital. They venture into the still city and witness an airborne fight between a small city dragon and a golden girl statue. The Dragon drops a shield. When it comes to attack them Alfie picks the shield up – and his hearing comes back. In fact all his senses are heightened, and he can move unnaturally fast.

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An exhilarating and action-packed new trilogy from the bestselling Charlie Fletcher - linked to the fantastical Stoneheart books.

When Jess is taken by the dragon, Alfie must find allies amongst the Spits (statues of humans) to rescue her. The golden girl (Ariel) takes him to a couple of St Georges, who know a thing or two about how to defeat a dragon. Meanwhile Jess is imprisoned in the British Museum where she begins to understand what has stopped time . . . • A powerful new sequence which brings statues to life in a world of dragons and heroes. • Thrilling and fast-paced new trilogy for children age 9+. • Charlie Fletcher is an experienced writer in other fields, and an exciting new voice in children’s fiction.

DRAGON SHIELD 1: UNTITLED

Praise for THE STONEHEART TRILOGY:

Fiction • 258 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

‘ . . . A fantastical, fast-paced adventure.’ - PUBLISHING NEWS

Charlie Fletcher

9781444917321 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

‘An admirable debut . . . A highly original page-turner.’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘ . . . A supernatural thriller with an intriguing premise.’ - THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE STONEHEART TRILOGY:

STAND ALONE:

STONEHEART • 9780340911631 • PB STONEHEART • 9780340911624 • HC IRON HAND • 9780340911655 • PB SILVERTONGUE • 9780340911679 • PB SILVERTONGUE • 9780340911662 • HC

FAR ROCKAWAY • 9780340997338 • PB

A new Gothic dark tale of stolen birthrights, unrequited love and addiction Penniless, and escaping the horrors of life as a governess to brutal households, Maud seeks refuge with the cousin-by-marriage she never knew. But her efforts to please Juliana are met with increasing levels of contempt as it becomes apparent that Juliana is jealous of Maud’s youth and beauty. Further, Juliana quashes Maud’s emerging friendships with the staff and locals - especially John. John, however, is smitten with Maud . . .

DEVIL IN THE CORNER Patricia Elliott

Young Adult • 400 pages

9780340956786 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

• Patricia Elliott’s skill in creating dark, Gothic worlds has been recognised by international sales and commendations, including being longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE PIMPERNELLES SERIES: PALE ASSASSIN #1 • 9780340956762 • PB TRAITOR’S SMILE #2 • 9780340956779 • PB WATCHING EYE #3 • 9780340956786 • PB

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GET WELL FRIENDS: TO THE RESCUE STICKER ACTIVITY 2

THE BIGHEARTED BOOK

Activity Book • 24 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Activity Book • 24 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444900347 $6.99 PB • JUNE

9781444900378 $6.99 PB • JUNE

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Kes Gray

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Nicholas Allan

9781444913095 $10.99 PB • JUNE

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GET WELL FRIENDS: HAPPY HOSPITAL STICKER ACTIVITY 1

The perfect activity books for keeping children entertained, and for all those children who love playing doctors and nurses!

Join Nurse Nibbles and the Get Well Friends for activities galore. With puzzles to solve, games to play and pictures to colour, plus over 100 stickers!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

From the bestselling creator of The Queen’s Knickers and Father Christmas Needs a Wee comes a brand new picture book written in association with the International Children’s Heart Foundation. ALSO AVAILABLE:

PEPE TAKES A TUMBLE • 9781444900316 • PB MOMO GOES FLYING • 9781444900286 • PB CHESNEY RUNS INTO TROUBLE • 9781444900682 PB ZOE THE ZEBRA • 9781444900255 • PB

ANDROID IN THE ATTIC • 9780340997062 PB PICTURE BOOK

Can you find Mimi and her family in every scene? Hours of eye-boggling fun! Includes stickers and an exciting board game. ALSO AVAILABLE: LET’S FIND MIMI: AT HOME 9780340999738 • PB LET’S FIND MIMI: ON HOLIDAY 9781444906813 • PB

LET’S FIND MIMI: IN THE CITY

LET’S FIND MIMI: AROUND THE WORLD

Picture Book • 32 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Picture Book • 32 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444909722 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

9781444912920 • $10.99 PB • AUGUST

Katherine Lodge

Katherine Lodge

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444909715

MORTIMER KEENE: ATTACK OF THE SLIME

MORTIMER KEENE: GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE

Picture Book • 96 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Picture Book • 96 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Tim Healey & Chris Mould 9780340997734 • $8.99 PB • JULY

Mortimer Keene is full to bursting with madcap plans, and if it’s trouble you’re after, look no further! With laugh out loud illustrations and short chapters perfect for new readers, this first book sees Mortimer Keene and his slime machine on the attack. When slime upon slime attacks the school, a special task force of teachers set out to find Mortimer Keene and his slime machine at the source of the crime! 12

Tim Healey & Chris Mould 9780340997741 • $8.99 PB • JULY

This second book in the series sees Mortimer Keene and his phantom machine up to no good again! When the school is overrun with ghosts and ghouls from the past, it’s up to Mortimer Keene to blast them back in time and save the school.


Fay’s no ordinary fifteen-year-old. She’s spent the last eighteen months cooling her heels in a Secure Training Centre after attacking a police officer. Her mother brought her up on the run, sniffing out cash houses and robbing dealers, until she kicked down the wrong door and wound up dead. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things Fay knows. She’s back on the street, using what her mother taught her and working to avenge her death. But the heroin in Fay’s part of London is unusually pure and British Intelligence believes that’s getting them close to a major drug trafficker. Nobody knows the neighborhood better than Fay, and CHERUB agents Fu Ning and Ryan Sharma must dig in and root out the source of the drugs. But Fay has made a lot of enemies and she’s running out of time . . .

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For official purposes, these children do not exist.

• Ryan Sharma is CHERUB’s new hero. Like James Adams, Ryan is a strong central character rooted firmly in reality. • CHERUB action is believable and attainable, making this a much more credible read than many of the spy stories on the market. • www.cherubcampus.com is the essential internet destination. Packed with exclusive content, you can see in-depth biographies of all the CHERUB characters, and read out-takes and bonus stories. • Readers are quick to acclaim the CHERUB series: Robert has won many awards voted for by readers, including the Red House Children’s Book Award for Older Readers and the 2008 Independent Booksellers’ Award. • Visit www.muchamore.com • Follow Robert Muchamore on Twitter: @RobertMuchamore

CHERUB: LONE WOLF

Praise for ROBERT MUCHAMORE:

Robert Muchamore

‘Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it’s got it all.’ - DAILY EXPRESS

Fiction • 400 pages • Young Adult

‘. . . Crackling tension and high-octane drama.’ - DAILY MAIL

9781444914092 • $19.99 HC DEMY • AUGUST

‘Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what’s more, you’ll completely wish it was true.’ - SUNDAY EXPRESS

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CHERUB 2.0 SERIES:

‘Readers should brace themselves for an action-packed ride.’ - THE DAILY EXPRESS

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC • 9780340999202 • PB GUARDIAN ANGEL • 9780340999226 • PB BLACK FRIDAY • 9780340999233 • HC DEMY BLACK FRIDAY • 9780340999240 • PB

‘. . . A skilful writer and the book has great pace.’ - FINANCIAL TIMES ‘It has the feel of something quite big and satisfying . . . Muchamore’s voice is fresh and direct.’ - DAILY TELEGRAPH

IN THE CHERUB SERIES: BRIGANDS M.C. • 9780340956465 • PB THE SLEEPWALKER • 9780340931837 • PB THE GENERAL • 9780340931844 • PB

MAD DOGS • 9780340911716 • PB THE FALL • 9780340911709 • PB MAN VS BEAST • 9780340911693 • PB

From the award-winning Martin Waddell comes a tale about a little girl who wants more, more, more. Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn’t content with just one bear though - she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of a good thing! ALSO AVAILABLE: ORCHARD BOOK OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON’S FAIRY TALES 9781846169380 • HC SUPER SWOOPER DINOSAUR 9781408307816 • PB

DIVINE MADNESS • 9780340894347 • PB THE KILLING • 9780340894330 • PB MAXIMUM SECURITY • 9780340884355 • PB

BEARS, BEARS, BEARS Martin Waddell

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444906790 • $10.99 PB • AUGUST

• Stunning storytelling from the bestselling author of OWL BABIES and CAN’T YOU SLEEP LITTLE BEAR? • Martin Waddell has well over a hundred books to his name. He is one of the most prolific and successful children’s writers of our time. • Lee Wildish is the winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award and his bold, colourful illustrations add plenty of zip and humour. 13


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FALL 2013/WINTER 2014 DROP-IN TITLES A world exclusive! This is the first book ever about Fifth Harmony, the amazing girl group taking the whole world by storm! The book charts their rise from X-Factor USA and includes all the essential details for Harmonizers to test their knowledge, plus loads of photos, quotes, profiles and more. So whether the girls have got you through tough times or just helped to make you smile, if you love their music you’ll love this book!

FIFTH HARMONY

The Dream Begins Now Franklin Watts Music • 48 pages • Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781445126906 • $12.99 HC • JANUARY

• This is the first book about Fifth Harmony to become commercially available. • Fifth Harmony has a fanbase of over 1 million school-aged children. • The cover features a special finish, and has been commerically packaged for Franklin Watts by a company who has produced books for One Direction. • Fifth Harmony is on tour with Demi Lovato. • Includes interactive quizzes and games.

CHERUB: BLACK FRIDAY

CHERUB

Dark Sun and Other Stories Robert Muchamore

Robert Muchamore Fiction • 400 pages

Young Adult • 208 pages

9780340999240 • $11.99 PB • APRIL

9781444916447 • $9.99 PB • NOVEMBER

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780340999233

Book three of the second CHERUB series Ryan is about to board a plane, knowing that the next twentyfour hours will change everything. His mission is to stop the biggest terrorist attack America’s ever seen. Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even a trained terrorist won’t suspect that a teenager is spying on them.

Who would believe that a kid at a sleepover could be a spy? CHERUB: Dark Sun is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day and now made available in print again by popular demand!

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

PIRATES ‘N’ PISTOLS Chris Mould

Picture Book 96 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9780340999356 $10.99 PB • SEPTEMBER

Come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas!

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GRANNY GRABBERS’ WHIZZ BANG WORLD Charlotte Haptie

Fiction • 272 pages Age Range: 7–11 yrs.

9781444904086 $9.99 PB • SEPTEMBER

Meet Delilah Smart and her robot nanny Granny Grabbers!

COLOUR WITH SPLOSH! David Melling

Activity Book 24 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444914337 $8.99 BOARD BOOK DECEMBER

This bright, bold, rhyming story with a wonderfully funny introduction to colours is for the very young and is great to read aloud.


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An ideal first introduction to eight of his most-loved stories Eight of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Macbeth, are retold in this truly classic collection. Andrew Matthews’ lively retellings capture all the drama and excitement of the original plays and Angela Barrett’s beautiful illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE ORCHARD BOOK OF SHAKESPEARE STORIES Andrew Matthews

Fiction • 128 pages • Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781408332665 • $16.99 HC • MAY

• A beautiful new edition, reissued and reformatted to celebrate 450 years since William Shakespeare’s birth. • A perfect addition to any child’s library. • A selection of Shakespeare’s most-loved stories, retold with flair and illustrated with beautiful art.

TAMING OF THE SHREW • 9781408305058 • PB MERCHANT OF VENICE • 9781408305041 • PB JULIUS CAESAR • 9781408305065 • PB

A lively collection of favourite fairy tales that are guaranteed to give little ones the giggles From Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Cinderella and The Billy Goats Gruff to Hansel and Gretel, Laurence Anholt’s lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins’ brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun!

THE ORCHARD BOOK OF FUNNY FAIRY TALES Laurence Anholt

Picture Book • 128 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781408307649 • $16.99 HC • MAY

• From the bestselling team that brought you the Seriously Silly series. • A collection of favourite fairy tales retold with a generous dollop of humour for young children. • Fairytales in any form are perennially popular and these witty and slightly anarchic retellings will really appeal to the target audience.

A wonderful 21st anniversary edition of this classic collection of sixteen favourite Greek myths Geraldine McCaughrean’s elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiith Emma Chichester Clark’s glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child’s library. ALSO AVAILABLE: ORCHARD BOOK OF GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES 9781408309834 • HC ORCHARD BOOK OF SWORDS, SORCERERS AND SUPERHEROES • 9781408309216 • HC ORCHARD BOOK OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES • 9781846169380 HC

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THE ORCHARD BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS Geraldine McCaughrean Picture Book • 96 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781408324370 • $16.99 HC • MAY

• A perfect introduction to Greek Myths in which each story is retold with spark, drama, wit and warmth - ideal for today’s readers. • Stunning artwork by an award-winning, much-loved artist helps the stories shine from each page.


DIARY OF A WIMPY KID meets LORD OF THE RINGS!

‘I will tell you all my secrets. But then of course I’m going to have to kill you . . . ‘ Thirteen-year-old schoolboy Dirk Lloyd has a dark secret - he is the earthly incarnation of a Dark Lord, supreme ruler of the Darklands intent on destruction and bloody devastation. But one day when he is banished out of his world he finds himself on earth trying to explain that he is the Dark Lord, but people think he means Dirk Lloyd. The fact that he’s trapped in the puny body of a schoolboy doesn’t help. Now he needs help to get back home.

DARK LORD 1: THE TEENAGE YEARS Jamie Thomson

Fiction • 352 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408315118 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• Winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize!

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— THE DARK LORD —

• A brilliant concept - this is the hugely comic tale of a Dark Lord trapped in a normal thirteen-year-old’s body! ‘Dark Lord is a wonderfully absurd take on beings from another planet.’ - MICHAEL ROSEN, ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE JUDGE

‘Very funny, very silly . . . brilliant concept.’ - BOOKSELLER

You can call me master. Sooz, a 13 year-old girl from Surrey, has become the Dark Mistress of Dirk’s otherworldly kingdom, the Darklands. Thanks to the Ring of Power given to her by Dirk, his minions recognize her as their ruler. Sooz immediately sets about redecorating Dirk’s Dark Tower to the taste of a young girl. And what of Dirk? He continues on slaving away at school, plotting ways to rescue Sooz. Eventually he is able to advise her on life in the Darklands and Sooz is able to hold back the fanatical paladins.

DARK LORD 2: A FIEND IN NEED Jamie Thomson

Fiction • 448 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408315125 • $10.99 PB • MAY

• A compelling, entertaining story that’ll have boys 9+ hooked.

Praise for the DARK LORD series: ‘. . . One of the most original children’s books of the year.’ - DAILY EXPRESS ‘. . . Funny, utterly silly and enjoyable book, which lots of young readers will love.’ - BOOKBAG ‘. . . Wonderfully original, completely mad.’ - LOVEREADING

The Dark Lord returns. Fear me, o miserable worm! I, the Great Dirk, take up my pen once more to record the utter misery that is SCHOOL. My sworn enemy, Hasdruban the White, has infiltrated Whiteshields School and seeks vengeance on me. Naturally, I will triumph. But it is the Dirkest Hour indeed . . .

DARK LORD 3: ETERNAL DETENTION Jamie Thomson

Fiction • 432 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408330258 • $10.99 PB • MAY

BUY THIS BOOK OR SUFFER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: • Being struck with a Blast of Ravening Flame. • Banishment to the Slave Pits of Never Ending Toil. • Torment by the Hewer of Limbs.

Praise for the DARK LORD Series: ‘It’s funny-clever as well as funny-silly.’ - MEL GIEDROYC, ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE JUDGE 2012

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Reach for the stars with Katie as she explores five van Gogh masterpieces! The stars in van Gogh’s painting are so beautiful that Katie can’t resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they’ve floated away? Features five Van Gogh masterpieces: The Starry Night; Noon; Vincent’s Chair; Fishing Boats on the Beach; The Olive Grove.

KATIE AND THE STARRY NIGHT James Mayhew

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408304662 • $10.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408304655

• Katie explores the incredible paintings of one of the world’s most popular artists. • The Katie series is a tried, trusted and much-loved way of teaching children about art and artists.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

• Follow Jane Simmons on Twitter: @TheJaneSimmons

KATIE IN SCOTLAND • 9781408308783 • PB PICTURE BOOK WHEN DRAGONS ARE DREAMING • 9781846164248 • PB KATIE AND THE WATERLILY POND • 9781408304648 • PB

‘. . . A lovely way to discuss art with a child.’ - BOOKBAG ‘. . . An exciting way to teach children about art.’ - BABY & ME

THE WORLD OF NORM 5: MAY BE CONTAGIOUS

THE WORLD OF NORM 6: MAY NEED REBOOTING

Fiction • 288 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Fiction • 288 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres

9781408328392 $10.99 PB • MAY

Upset plans and upset stomachs . . . Norm’s out of luck. And it may be contagious!

9781408329498 $10.99 PB • JULY

What do you think - is life still unfair for Norm? Abso-flipping-lutely!

IF YOUR DREAMS TAKE OFF AND FLY John Butler

Picture Book • 32 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD OF NORM SERIES:

9781846163012 • $10.99 PB • MAY

WORLD OF NORM 1: MAY CONTAIN NUTS • 9781408313039 • PB WORLD OF NORM 2: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION • 9781408313046 • PB THE WORLD OF NORM 3: MAY PRODUCE GAS • 9781408323601 • PB

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781846163005

A poetic and inspiring story about the power of imagination that’s perfect for sharing at bedtime.

BILLY BONKERS: AND THE WACKY WORLD CUP!

I LOVE YOU, BABY

Fiction • 128 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd

Giles Andreae

9781408330586 $8.99 PB • MAY

Three fantastically funny football stories in one from the bestselling author-illustrator team. ALSO AVAILABLE: BILLY BONKERS • 9781846161513 • PB BILLY BONKERS 2 • 9781408303573 • PB BILLY BONKERES 3 • 9781408314654 • PB

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9781408327494 $16.99 HC • MAY

An exuberant and heartwarming book about the arrival of a new baby from the bestselling, award-winning creators of I LOVE MY MUMMY and I LOVE MY DADDY. ALSO AVAILABLE: I LOVE MY MUMMY • 9781408309575 • PB

I LOVE YOU

Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408324332 $10.99 PB • JUNE

A warm and joyful look at a child’s world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!


Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox’s friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And, as they share their memories, a tree blooms, big and strong, eventually watching over all the friends, just as Fox did when he was alive.

A powerful look at the effects of war and the meaning of courage, told from both sides of the conflict Bernard Ashley’s new novel focuses on two brothers coming of age in WWI London and also looking at the conflict from the perspective of a German Zeppelin pilot.

THE MEMORY TREE Britta Teckentrup

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408326336 • $16.99 HC • MAY

• A beautiful book about the loss of a loved one. • The positive, uplifting message of the strength and comfort that memories can bring will appeal to both children and parents.

ORCHARD CHILDREN’S BOOKS

This gentle and comforting tale celebrates life and the memories that are left behind when a loved one dies.

• The simple, sensitive story is perfect for sharing with children of all ages.

SHADOW OF THE ZEPPELIN Bernard Ashley

Young Adult • 304 pages

9781408327272 • $11.99 PB • MAY

• Timely publication to tie in with the commemoration of the World War I centenary. • The new novel from a hugely respected and award-winning writer with multiple Carnegie shortlistings to his name.

A must-have anthology featuring stories by awardwinning, bestselling authors, to commemorate the centenary of World War I Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War I - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.

STORIES OF WORLD WAR ONE Tony Bradman

Anthology • 304 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408330357 • $11.99 PB • MAY

• The centenary of WWI will be big news throughout 2014 and beyond. • Featuring brand-new material from bestselling, award-winning writers.

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Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the feather in her hair . . . In the forbidden woods of Neverland, Tiger Lily falls under the alluring Peter Pan’s spell. She will risk everything - her family, her future - to be with him. But Tiger Lily soon discovers that the most dangerous enemy can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart. From the New York Times bestselling author comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

TIGER LILY

Jodi Lynn Anderson Young Adult • 304 pages

9781408330449 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

• Classic fairytale re-telling is an upcoming trend among target audience. • New York Times bestselling author has already garnered acclaim in the US, including four starred reviews. ‘. . . A richly re-imagined Neverland . . . Anderson weaves an enchanting tale.’ - KIRKUS (STARRED REVIEW)

‘Readers will find it hard to resist being drawn into Tiger Lily’s world.’ - PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

‘Many layers create a place of dangerous wonder.’ - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)

SNIP & SNAP: ONE OR TWO Christyan Fox & Diane Fox

9781408316184 $16.99 HC • MAY

ALSO AVAILABLE: RAIN & SHINE • 9781408316139 PB PICTURE BOOK RAIN & SHINE • 9781408316122 HC PICTURE BOOK RED & BLUE • 9781408316146 • HC

MONKEY BUSINESS

Smriti Prasadam-Halls Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408313787 $16.99 HC • MAY

A rollicking rhyming potty-to-toilet tale. ALSO AVAILABLE: ELEPHANT PANTS • 9781408313473 • HC ELEPHANT PANTS • 9781408313480 • PB

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TWO LITTLE ALIENS

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Sam Lloyd

Michelle Robinson

Picture Book 20 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Learn all about numbers with this fantastic lift-the-flap picture book!

DING DONG GORILLA

9781408312018 $9.99 PB • MAY

9781846169441 $9.99 PB • MAY

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408312001

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781846169434

Oh, look! There’s a gorilla on the doorstep! He may look fierce, but all he wants to do is play football, or watch a film or make a cake . . . which results in one monstrous MESS! So what would you do if a big beastie rang your doorbell?

Two little aliens come to Earth, looking for fun! A play park seems the perfect place to start . . . but even the simplest things can seem pretty confusing when you’re new to the world.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

YUCKY MUCKY MANNERS • 9781846169489 PB PICTURE BOOK

HOW TO FIND A FRUIT BAT • 9781408308554 PB PICTURE BOOK

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE DEEP DARK WOOD

READY, TEDDY, GO!

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Algy Craig Hall

9781408325148 $16.99 HC • MAY

A new take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, with an ending you won’t expect!

Michael Davidson

9781408320242 $10.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408320235

Who will win the race to Robot City?


Fantastically silly adventure stories of well-known characters when they were kids - now in paperback!

SHORT JOHN SILVER

SIR LANCE-A-LITTLE

ROBIN HOODIE

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408313534

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408313541

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408313589

What shall we do with the shrunken sailor? Short John Silver has a map to buried treasure but no ship to sail in. So with the help of Captain Poopdeck and his motley pirate crew, he sets out to seek his fortune. But first the scurvy sailors have to brave the deadly seven seas before they can get their hooked hands on the secret hoard! A highseas adventure with a low-stature pirate!

A tin-pot knight on an epic adventure! Young Sir Lance-a-Little has a dangerous quest to fulfill. He must face evil wizards, save damsels in distress, outwit hungry ogres, win a jousting contest, and battle a terrible creature whose name rhymes with flagon. Will he fail, or will he prevail?

It’s Robin Hoodie vs robbin’ Prince John! ’Tis a terrible crime! Prince John has stolen all the sweets from the children of Sherbet Forest. So it’s up to brave Robin Hoodie and his Merry Boyz - Very Little John, Will Starlett, Friar Tuckshop and Maid Marionette - to get them back. Will Robin Hoodie’s sweet plan go sour?

JUNIOR CAESAR

FLORENCE NIGHTINGIRL

HENRY THE 1/8TH

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408313565

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408313572

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 97814083135

Junior Caesar’s school is awful and the pupils are revolting! So Junior Caesar decides to teach the teachers a lesson. Can he tackle terrible tongue twisters? Will he reach the end of the known world? Can he rule the Roman Games? Young Junior Caesar fights the power in ancient Rome!

Little Florence puts the ‘nurse’ into nursery rhymes! Florence Nightingirl wants to clean up grim fairytales with the National Elf Service and her ruthless hygiene regime! Follow her cleanly quest as she clears up Rapunzel’s nits, sheep-dips Mary and her little lamb, and fights germs everywhere! Can Florence tidy up this fairytale grimewave?

Young Henry 1/8 is Prince of the Pitch! Henry 1/8 has a goal - to captain England in Ye First Worlde Cup! To win, his team of Young Lion Cubs must tackle the Potent Portuguese, the French Strikers, the Dutch Masters and the Smashing Spaniards. Will the pint-sized prince bring football home?

Pocket Heroes 1 9781408313596

Pocket Heroes 4 9781408313626

Pocket Heroes 3 9781408313640

Pocket Heroes 2 9781408313602

Pocket Heroes 5 9781408313633

Pocket Heroes 6 9781408313619

POCKET HEROES SERIES

• A new series from the brilliant Chris Inns and Dave Woods!

Fiction • 64 pages • Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

• Exciting stories and brilliant artwork make these perfect for Key Stage 1 readers.

Dave Woods & Chris Inns $8.99 PB • JUNE

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— POCKET HEROES —

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A gruesomely funny series for fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket When twins Greta and Feliks are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children, it seems their fate is sealed. That is, until they are rescued by the glamorous Olga Van Veenen, a fabulously wealthy children’s author plagued by writer’s block. But Olga’s life is apparently in danger, threatened by a second-rate novelist who wishes to see his rival dead! ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TALES FROM SCHWARTZGARTEN SERIES:

TALES FROM SCHWARTZGARTEN 2: THE WOEBEGONE TWINS Christopher William Hill

Fiction • 304 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408314562 • $10.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408330135

• The second in a thrilling series of four, all set in the fictional city of Schwartzgarten. • With shades of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl, the Schwartzgarten Tales are as hilarious as they are dark.

OSBERT THE AVENGER #1 • 9781408314555 • PB

When evil rises, good magic must fight back in the conclusion to the richly magical Lily sequence. Having rescued their father from a terrible prison, Lily and Georgie now find themselves in greater trouble than ever. Their evil mother has filled Georgie with wicked spells and means to use her as an unwilling weapon to execute a deadly plot against the Royal Family. Lily must join forces with her father and friends to overcome evil. But faced with such powerful dark magicians, can they really hope to succeed? ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE LILY SERIES: LILY AND THE PRISONER OF MAGIC • 9781408313510 PB LILY AND THE SHINING DRAGONS • 9781408313503 PB

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Holly Webb

Fiction • 224 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408313527 • $9.99 PB • JULY

• The final fantasy adventure in this sequence from the bestselling author of the Rose series, which has now sold over 150,000 copies. • Set in the same magical world as Rose, but with a new generation of characters, these books will enchant new readers and existing fans alike. • Magic, suspense and action rule in this spellbinding story: the perfect package for girls.

AWESOME ENGINES: DIG DIG DIGGING

Ursula Jones & Sarah Gibb

TOM AND MILLIE: WHIZZY BUSY PEOPLE

Margaret Mayo

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Guy Parker Rees

Fiction • 12 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408312728 $10.99 PB • JUNE

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408330111 $9.99 BOARD BOOK JUNE

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408312711

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LILY AND THE TRAITORS’ SPELL

A sumptuous new retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the creators of the bestselling THE PRINCESS WHO HAD NO KINGDOM.

A bright and bold board book packed with diggers, tractors, bulldozers and more awesome engines!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THE PRINCESS WHO HAD NO KINGDOM 9781846167997 • PB PICTURE BOOK

STOMP, DINOSAUR, STOMP • 9781408303856 PB PICTURE BOOK

9781408315521 $10.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408315514

Lots to spot on every page for young children to pore over again and again! ALSO AVAILABLE: PARTY TIME WITH LITTLEBOB AND PLUM 9781408304440 • PB LENNY LEOPARD’S JUNGLE HIDE-AND-SEEK 9781408312063 • HC PLAYTIME WITH LITTLEBOB AND PLUM 9781408304204 • PB


Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane . . . and a giant squid . . . and a HUNGRY SHARK? This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humourous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.

TEN LITTLE PIRATES

Mike Brownlow & Simon Rickerty Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408320044 • $10.99 PB • JULY

• An action-packed rhyming pirate adventure! • Counting fun - readers can count the animals they spot, and count backwards from ten to one as the pirates disappear. • Rhythmic, rhyming story that’s great to read aloud.

ORCHARD CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Boat-loads of pirate fun!

FALL 2013 / WINTER 2014 DROP-IN TITLES A wonderful world for children to explore! Tom and Millie are on a treasure hunt and, as they go from the busy beach to the crowded town to the packed playground, all their friends join in their search. There’s lots to look at and to find, including different colours, numbers and shapes - and every other spread invites the reader to look, too.

TOM AND MILLIE`S GREAT BIG TREASURE HUNT Guy Parker-Rees

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408311769 • $16.99 HC • SEPTEMBER

• Tom and Millie introduce colours, numbers and shapes in a fun and friendly way. • Large-format book with busy scenes, filled with detail galore, for young children to explore again and again. ‘A grand outdoor adventure . . . follow them as they explore the beach, town and playground, inviting friends and readers to help them discover colours, shapes and numbers along the way.’ - JUNIOR

Boo the bunny learns that Christmas is a time for sharing Enter the charming world of Belle and Boo, a bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Follow the adventures of this curious pair as they enjoy the simple pleasures of childhood, drawing us into a magical world of imagination and discovery. It’s almost Christmas Day. Time to decorate the tree, hang up stockings and bake delicious treats. Boo the bunny thinks the best thing about Christmas is the presents waiting for him under the tree. But, with a little help from his friend Belle, Boo learns that kindness and sharing will also make for the merriest Christmas of all.

BELLE & BOO AND THE VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Mandy Sutcliffe

Picture Book • 32 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781408320907 • $16.99 HC • NOVEMBER

• The fourth picture book from Belle & Boo, an established, popular and successful international lifestyle brand in merchandising, homeware and apparel. • A wonderfully festive story about preparing for Christmas, with sparkling red foil on the cover for added seasonal appeal. • Distinctive and pretty illustrations - a contemporary look with vintage charm.

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FALL 2013 / WINTER 2014 DROP-IN TITLES A classic fairy story, with a feisty heroine and a dark side . . . Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn’t been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off . . . Don’t read this book if you’re expecting fairy dust - the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand.

KNIFE

R J Anderson Fiction • 320 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408303122 • $10.99 PB • OCTOBER

• Too old for Rainbow Magic but still love fairies? This is the book for you! ‘Readers will fall in love with Anderson’s debut.’ - THE TIMES ‘. . . A compelling adventure/love story.’ - FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Love, fear, compassion and courage are woven into a magical story.’ - AMANDA CRAIG, THE TIMES

No ordinary fairytale . . . the thrilling sequel to the bestselling KNIFE Linden is a feisty faery with a lot on her mind. She her fellow faeries are under threat: their magic is fading, and if they do not act fast, they will die . . . When Linden meets Timothy, a human staying in the house opposite her Oak, she knows he can help. Together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek more magic - and discover that there is more to fear from other faeries than they could ever have imagined.

REBEL

R J Anderson Fiction • 304 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408307373 • $10.99 PB • OCTOBER

• Stunning foiled cover shimmers beautifully just like KNIFE. ‘. . . A compelling fantasy adventure.’ **** - BOOKS FOR KEEPS

‘Myth and magic is beautifully sustained and this is a book to enchant anyone who loves a fairy story.’ - SCHOOL LIBRARIAN ‘This delightful book is a charm to read with lots of exciting action.’ - GUARDIAN

If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies, then welcome to the gruesomely funny tales from Schwartzgarten! When twins Greta and Feliks are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed . . . until they are rescued by the glamorous and wealthy Olga Van Veenen. The two twins are grateful but something tells them that Olga’s motives are not entirely genuine . . .

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TALES FROM SCHWARTZGARTEN 2: THE WOEBEGONE TWINS Christopher William Hill

Fiction • 304 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781408330135 • $16.99 HC • NOVEMBER

• With shades of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl, the Tales from Schwartzgarten are as hilarious as they are dark. • THE WOEBEGONE TWINS is the second in the thrilling series of four books, all set in the brilliantly woven mock-gothic fictional city of Schwartzgarten.


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A sweeping magical reality adventure inspired by the Bronze Age Far East Like Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Sheila Rance excels in this first adventure where a young girl undertakes a dangerous quest to find her place as a Sun Catcher and saviour of her people. Guarding her secret, denying her future, Maia steps into places she has never explored where she’ll encounter mercenaries, spies, friends and enemies. And where she will face her destiny as a Sun Catcher.

SUN CATCHER Sheila Rance

Young Adult • 368 pages

9781444009477 • $10.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444006209

• Exotic Far East settings and Bronze Age inspiration, rich, multi-layered storytelling and historical research combine to deliver an engrossing and rewarding novel. ‘It’s hard not to be won over by the zest and originality of Sheila Rance’s debut novel SUN CATCHER, set in the Bronze Age Far East . . . SUN CATCHER is a fine and unusual children’s tale.’ - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Silk whispers. Clouds gather. A storm is coming. Many years ago, a storm brought Maia to the cliffs. Now she is Sun Catcher in the land of Khandar, but when her father, Tareth, needs silk, Maia must go back to the clifftops she once fled. Danger awaits her every step of the way: assassins, thought-stealers, the Marsh Lord - all greedy for her power. And Razek, who deserted his people to follow her, must pay a high price as he tries to bend wind and rain to his will - and chase away the storms. ALSO AVAILABLE: SUN CATCHER • 9781444006209 • HC

LOTTIE AND DOTTIE SOW CARROTS

THE CURSE OF THE PAMPERED POODLE Mariella Mystery 4 Kate Pankhurst

Claire Burgess

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Mystery • 144 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444011289 $7.99 PB • MAY

Lottie and Dottie love growing things and when they take a trip to Mr McWelly’s Garden Centre they make the amazing discovery that carrots taste much better when they grow them themselves!

9781444008944 $8.99 PB • MAY

Fourth title in the series about young detective Mariella Mystery! There’s no mystery too mysterious, no problem too perplexing. The perfect read for 7+ girls and fans of Clarice Bean and Dork Diaries. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE HUGE HAIR SCARE • 9781444008920 • PB A CUPCAKE CONUNDRUM • 9781444008906 • PB THE GHOSTLY GUINEA PIG • 9781444008883 • PB

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STORM CHASER Sheila Rance

Young Adult • 356 pages

9781444006216 • $14.99 HC • MAY

• SUN CATCHER was described as ‘Game of Thrones for a younger audience’ by the Guardian. ‘Flame-haired Maia has known she was different from the Cave Dwellers since the day many years before when she and her father Tareth were washed up, half-drowned, on their beach. But now she is thirteen, and her destiny as the Sun Catcher who must save a distant land from failed harvests and starvation is slowly revealed to her.’ - THE BOOKBAG

THE LITTLE NUT TREE

Sally Gardner Early Reader • 64 pages Age Range: 3–5 yrs.

9781444010275 $7.99 PB • MAY

A brand new Early Reader edition of millioncopy selling, Carnegie Medal-winning Sally Gardner’s picture book based on the favourite nursery rhyme.


Laura, her faithful husky Skye and Tariq are whirled into a breathtaking mystery adventure when they join the film crew on the set of The Aristcratic Thief about an art heist that could never be pulled off in real life. Or could it? When a priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting is stolen in broad daylight Laura suspects the evil Straight A criminal masterminds are not far away. Adventure and drama just seem to find Laura - even when she’s not looking for it! ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE LAUREN MARLIN MYSTERIES: DEAD MAN’S COVER • 9781444001488 • PB KIDNAP IN THE CARIBBEAN • 9781444003277 • PB KENTUCKY THRILLER • 9781444006476 • PB

What if victory cost you your life? The concluding novel of the One Dollar Horse trilogy! Teenage eventing star Casey Blue has it all - fame, her champion horse Storm and a boyfriend who loves her. Then Kyle West walks into her life. The country’s hottest equestrian coach is also drop-dead gorgeous and Casey knows right away that she’s in trouble. But who is Kyle and why are there so many unanswered questions about his past? And what is his connection to Anna Sparks, Casey’s old rival? ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE SERIES: THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE • 9781444006360 • PB RACE THE WIND • 9781444002706 • HC RACE THE WIND • 9781444007978 • PB

THE MIDNIGHT PICNIC Lauren St John

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 7–9 yrs.

9781444012286 $1.99 PB • MAY

When a prize-winning essay earns Laura Marlin an invitation to a midnight picnic on mysterious Bodmin Moor she can hardly wait, especially since her best friend, Tariq, and husky, Skye, get to come too. But Bodmin is a place steeped in legend and as the fog descends it becomes hard to separate myth from reality.

THE ANT GIANT Lauren St John

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444008043 $7.99 PB • AUGUST

Antony the ant is tired of being small and wishes he was big enough to be a hero. Then, one day, he climbs to the top of the tallest tree in the jungle and makes an enormous discovery!

LAURA MARLIN MYSTERIES 4: RENDEZVOUS IN RUSSIA Lauren St John

Mystery • 192 pages • Age Range: 9–12 yrs.

9781444009453 • $10.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444000238

• DEAD MAN’S COVE was selected as the winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book Award for Favourite Story and also as overall winner of 2011 Blue Peter Book Book of the Year Award.

ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is whirled into a breathtaking Russian adventure in her fourth mystery!

• Total Laura Marlin sales of more than 120,000 copies. • Fantastic success with author’s previous The White Giraffe quartet of books. • Lauren’s total sales for Orion now exceed 510,000 copies.

FIRE STORM

Lauren St John Fiction • 224 pages • Age Range: 9–12 yrs.

9781444002713 • $14.99 HC • MAY

Praise for LAUREN ST. JOHN: ‘. . . Clear, warm-hearted storytelling.’ - THE TIMES

‘. . . A pleasure to read.’ - DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘Lauren St. John’s THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE is rare among pony books in setting its dream-come-true story in inner-city London . . . Writerly, full of equestrian knowledge and rich in character - not least of the horse - this is also a tale of first love, and is a handsome package with deep pink-edged pages.’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES

HATE

Alan Gibbons Young Adult • 304 pages

9781780621760 $14.99 PB DEMY • MAY

Eve’s older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?

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A colourful history of the World Cup from the author of THE STORY OF THE OLYMPICS

THE STORY OF THE WORLD CUP Richard Brassey

Sports/Soccer • 24 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444009460 • $8.99 PB PICTURE BOOK • MAY 9781444013481 • $11.99 HC PICTURE BOOK • MAY

• Published in the summer of 2014 to coincide with the World Cup in Brazil. • Sales of Richard Brassey’s books total over 800,000! From the first tournament in Uruguay to England’s legendary 1966 win and beyond, with red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals galore, there are fun facts football fans can use to impress their family and friends. This book will delight fans of all ages, and is a great value!.

THE STORY OF WORLD WAR ONE

THE STORY OF WORLD WAR ONE RICHARD BRASSEY

Richard Brassey

History/WWI • 24 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444010855 $7.99 PB PICTURE BOOK ( 7 x 10") • JULY

Full of fascinating, colour illustrations and interesting stories, this book will interest even the most reluctant readers.

• The fascinating story behind the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world. Featuring exciting victories, heartbreaking defeats, glory and tears, this is a stunning history for all fans of this beautiful game.

ASTERIX OMNIBUS 7

ASTERIX OMNIBUS 8

Graphic Novel 152 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Graphic Novel 152 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444008364 $19.99 PB • MAY

9781444008388 $19.99 PB • AUGUST

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444008357

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444008371

Rene Albert & Uderzo Goscinny

A special collectors’ edition of three Asterix stories - ASTERIX THE SOOTHSAYER, ASTERIX IN CORSICA and ASTERIX AND CAESAR’S GIFT - in one volume. ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE ASTERIX SERIES:

Rene Albert & Uderzo Goscinny

In this special collectors’ edition, books 22 to 24 - ASTERIX AND THE GREAT CROSSING, OBELIX AND CO. and ASTERIX IN BELGIUM are brought together in one fabulous volume for the first time ever.

ASTERIX OMNIBUS 6 • 9781444004915 • PB ASTERIX OMNIBUS 5 • 9781444004908 • PB ASTERIX OMNIBUS 4 • 9781444004878 • PB ASTERIX OMNIBUS 3 • 9781444004755 • PB

MR MONKEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

SUGAR AND SPICE

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444011883 $8.99 PB • JUNE

Linda Chapman

9781444009859 $7.99 PB • MAY

Mr Monkey is a toy monkey who belongs to Class 2. No one can quite remember now how long he’s been at the school or where he came from. And when Anya takes him home, she soon finds out that Mr Monkey is more than just an ordinary toy . . .

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A SPOONFUL OF SECRETS

Linda Chapman

Fiction • 144 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

A SPOONFUL OF SECRETS LINDA CHAPMAN

A brand new series about friendship, family and baking from the million-selling author of My Secret Unicorn! Hannah knows she can turn the Sugar and Spice Bakery’s fortunes around - all she needs to do is convince Mum that she can be useful. Can Hannah use her baking talent to save the bakery, learn to live with her big new family and - most importantly - make some friends before school starts?

Linda Chapman

Fiction • 144 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444011906 $8.99 PB • JUNE

After a difficult beginning, things are starting to look up for the Sugar and Spice Bakery. Business is good, Hannah is learning to enjoy life with her new dad and twin sisters, and best of all she has two new best friends who love baking almost as much as she does! But when trouble strikes, can Hannah and her best friends Mia and Alice use their baking talents to save the day?


Brand new editions of Georgie Adams’ irresistible animal adventure series from a best-selling children’s author, with gorgeous extra material and a classic new cover look. Perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter or Brambly Hedge.

FERN AND THE DANCING HARE

BRAMBLE AND THE EASTER EGG

BRACKEN FINDS A SECRET TUNNEL

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444012170 $6.99 PB • MAY

9781444012163 $6.99 PB • MAY

9781444012187 $6.99 PB • MAY

PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444001587

PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444001594

PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444001600

The Railway Rabbits 3 Georgie Adams & Anna Currey

When Grandmarr tells the young rabbits a story about a beautiful lost pendant in the shape of a hare, Fern can’t resist going to look for it. With the help of her sister Wisher’s unusual talents, can Fern solve the mystery of the pendant’s disappearance?

MELLOW AND THE GREAT RIVER RESCUE GEORGIE ADAMS & ANNA CURREY

The Railway Rabbits 4 Georgie Adams & Anna Currey

When Bramble the rabbit hears a strange story about golden eggs at Fairweather’s Farm Park, he knows that this is his chance to do something special. But what he finds when he gets there turns out to be much more important than an Easter egg . . .

MELLOW AND THE GREAT RIVER RESCUE The Railway Rabbits 6 Georgie Adams & Anna Currey

Fiction • 80 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444012194 • $6.99 PB • JUNE

Mellow and her children are on a visit to Eldermarr and Elderparr Eyebright. Along the way, they meet twins Tansy and Teasel. The young rabbits are enjoying themselves, but a heavy rainfall leaves Mellow worried. When danger threatens Daisy Duck and her ducklings, will careful Mellow be brave enough to help?

On a misty morning in Ripple Valley, Bracken and his sister Wisher decide to go exploring - and end up getting very lost! Their adventure takes a frightening turn when they find themselves on the run from a fox!

FERN AND THE FIERY DRAGON

FERN AND THE FIERY DRAGON GEORGIE ADAMS & ANNA CURREY

PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444001617

The Railway Rabbits 5 Georgie Adams & Anna Currey

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—THE RAILWAY RABBITS! —

The Railway Rabbits 7 Georgie Adams & Anna Currey

Fiction • 96 pages • Age Range: 0–5 yrs.

9781444012200 • $6.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444002539

It’s been a long hot summer in the Ripple River Valley. The grass is all dry and the Longears family are hungry. But their adventure to a nearby cabbage field is interrupted by a fire at Fairweather’s Farm Park! Fern gets lost - but then she’s found by the dog Toby. Can Fern trust her new friend? And will the frightening Red Dragon make things worse . . . or save the day?

ALSO AVAILABLE: WISHER AND THE RUNAWAY PIGLET #1 • 9781444001563 • PB BERRY GOES TO WINTERLAND #2 • 9781444001570 • PB

CHOCOLATE PORRIDGE

THE TALE OF A TAIL

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 3–5 yrs.

Fiction • 160 pages Age Range: 8–11 yrs.

Margaret Mahy & Tony Ross

Margaret Mahy

9781444012156 $14.99 HC • JUNE

9781444011302 $7.99 PB • MAY

Brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this charming story from the Carnegie winning- and Hans Christian Anderson nominee-author Margaret Mahy, with brand new illustrations by Terry Milne.

When Tom and his mother move into their new house on Prodigy Street, Tom is delighted to discover that there is a dog in the house next door. But this is not just any dog. This dog has a tail that can grant wishes!

THE DRAGON’S DENTIST John McLay

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 3–5 yrs.

9781444011043 $7.99 PB • MAY

A hilarious new Early Reader story about a knight, a dragon and a horse called Oats from John McLay and Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown.

ALSO AVAILABLE: GREAT PIRATICAL RUMBUSTIFICATION 9781444005448 • PB

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MONSTAR FINDS A HOME Steve Cole

Cliff McNish

Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Steve Cole

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

MONSTAR, THE SUPERHERO

9781444009712 $7.99 PB • MAY

Monstar is a furry five metres tall, a funny shade of green and wears the grubbiest tutu you ever saw. She is Jon and Jen’s overprotective pet monster. But although Monstar causes chaos wherever she goes, her heart is usually in the right place. (Just under her left knee!)

GOING HOME

MONSTAR, THE SUPERHERO

STEVE COLE

Early Reader • 64 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444011005 $10.99 PB • MAY 9781444006292 $19.99 HC • MAY

9781444009729 $7.99 PB • JULY

Monstar is sure that she can be a superhero who will help the town with all its problems. But will Monstar save the day - or just cause chaos everywhere she goes?

A beautiful and heartwarming new animal story for younger fans of The Incredible Journey or Eva Ibbotson’s moving story One Dog and His Boy. Set in a dogs’ home, GOING HOME proves that there is hope even in the darkest moments.

ALSO AVAILABLE: TWIT • 9781444009699 • PB

‘MOVE OVER BEAR GRYLLS - HERE COMES STEVE BACKSHALL.’ - GUARDIAN DEADLY TOP TEN ACTIVITY BOOK Nature/Activity Book 24 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

DEADLY ACTIVITY BOOK • 9781444007046 PB • PB

Nature/Activity Book 80 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Steve Backshall 9781444009644 $10.99 PB • JUNE

9781444010046 $7.99 PB • MAY

9781444010077 $7.99 PB (10 x 8.5") MAY

ALSO AVAILABLE:

GHOSTS OF THE FOREST

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Put your DEADLY knowledge to the test with Steve Backshall’s newest interactive activity book!

DEADLY FACTBOOK 5: BIZARRE BEASTS

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444004397

Discover the world’s most extraordinary creatures in the fifth factbook from BAFTA award winning, TV Deadly presenter Steve Backshall. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.

The second adventure in Deadly presenter Steve Backshall’s gripping Falcon Chronicles, filled with intrigue, adventure, exotic wildlife and dramatic locations!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

ALSO AVAILABLE:

DEADLY FACT BOOK 4 • 9781444008326 • PB

TIGER WARS • 9781444006483 • PB

DEADLY STICKER BOOK

DEADLY DETECTIVES

Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Nature • 96 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444011357 • $10.99 PB (11 x 9") • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444006438

DEADLY STICKER BOOK

Nature/Activity Book • 24 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444010084 • $7.99 PB (10 x 9") • JULY

STEVE BACKSHALL

A lavish full colour gift book in which BAFTA Award-winning Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall shows you how to follow in his footsteps and become a deadly detective tracking animals all around the world, from your own back garden to the Amazon rain forests and Arctic tundra.

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Create your very own DEADLY adventure with Deadly presenter Steve Backshall’s first ever sticker book, perfect for Deadly fans everywhere.


Elf Girl and Raven Boy head to Terror Town to save the world from the Goblin King. Terror Town is Trouble with a capital T. What will happen to our intrepid trio (that includes Rat) when the Tears of the Moon are taken, and Terrible Tim and the Trolls are on their trail? There are tempers (Elf Girl’s), tests (for Raven Boy), tunes (the Singing Sword’s), oh and Zombies, with a capital Z, too. ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE RAVEN BOY AND ELF GIRL SERIES: DREAD DESERT • 9781444005264 • PB FRIGHT FOREST • 9781444004854 • PB MONSTER MOUNTAINS • 9781444004861 • PB SCREAM SEA • 9781444005257 • PB

Sasha can see the future - but can she use her power to save her brothers and change their destiny? It is 1915. 17 year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. Her premonitions show her untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and worse still, what will happen to Edgar and Tom. No one will believe her. Her family has lost faith in her. She is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one - seeing the future is a fate almost too awful to contemplate - for who wants to see the end of their own story?

Set in London and Manhattan, prize-winning author Marcus Sedgwick explores obsession, trust and coincidence. Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong. Reunited with the notebook, Laureth and her brother begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16-year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind.

TERROR TOWN Marcus Sedgwick

Fiction • 224 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444005271 • $10.99 PB • JUNE

• The fifth laugh-out-loud adventure from Blue Peter Book Award-shortlisted Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson.

ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

— MARCUS SEDGWICK —

• Total Raven Mysteries sales exceed 100,000 copies. • FLOOD AND FANG (Raven Mysteries Book 1) was selected as a Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title and LUNATICS AND LUCK (Raven Mysteries Book 3) was selected as the winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book Award in the category Most Fun Story With Pictures.

THE FORESHADOWING Marcus Sedgwick

Fiction • 288 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444011067 • $10.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781842555170

• Strong plot, place and pace with a twist in the tale that is a hallmark of his writing. • Total Marcus Sedgwick sales in the UK exceed 700,000 copies. • Marcus has frequently been shortlisted and longlisted for numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Costa Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize.

SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE Marcus Sedgwick

Young Adult • 240 pages

9781780621340 • $10.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781780621098

‘. . . Superb.’ – THE BOOKBAG ‘I was thoroughly captivated by this smart and intriguing contemporary thriller with heart.’ – THE BOOKSELLER

ALSO AVAILABLE: WHITE CROW • 9781444001495 • PB BLOOD RED, SNOW WHITE • 9781842556375 • PB FLOODLAND • 9781858817637 • PB

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ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

SCHOOL FOR STARS: THIRD TERM AT L’ETOILE Kelly Willoughby

Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 9–12 yrs.

9781444008159 $7.99 PB • MAY

Molly, Maria and Pippa are back for their third term at L’Etoile, the exclusive School for Stars, and there are plenty of new adventures in store for them! Maria enters a competition for young journalists, Pippa performs a song at the annual charity fundraiser, Molly gets involved in raising money for the homeless, and their arch enemy, Lucifette, plots to set the girls up by planting exam papers in their room.

LET’S BAKE

Cathryn Dresser Cookery • 176 pages Age Range: 8+

9781444010817 $22.00 HC (10 x 7.5") • JUNE

Cat, star of 2012’s Great British Bake-Off, presents 52 recipes inspired by the changing seasons and her own family’s tea-time favourites, and guaranteed to get everyone excited about baking. This is the book that makes baking together fun, accessible and stress-free.

KELLY WILLOUGHBY

TILLY’S HORSE, MAGIC Pippa Funnell

Fiction • 128 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Kelly Willoughby

Fiction • 224 pages Age Range: 9–12 yrs.

9781444011982 $8.99 PB • JUNE

9781444008173 $7.99 PB • AUGUST

The fourth book in this starry new series about dance, drama and friendship by Holly and Kelly Willoughby, set in a performing arts academy.

First of four new novels for older readers packed with expert advice by top event rider and Grand Slam winner Pippa Funnell!

ALSO AVAILABLE: FIRST TERM AT L’ETOILE • 9781444008111 • PB SECOND TERM AT L’ETOILE: SCHOOL FOR STARS 978144408135 • PB

ALGY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES AT SEA

ALGY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SPACE

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky

9781444006896 $7.99 PB • JUNE

There are lots of things Algy doesn’t like. He doesn’t like bright colours. He doesn’t like birds. But at the top of the list of things he doesn’t like is the sea. So when Algy, his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad discover that the shed at the bottom of the garden is taking them on an ocean adventure, he isn’t very pleased! But will the sea turn out to be more fun than Algy always thought it was?

9781444006902 $7.99 PB • JULY

With his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad, Algy opens the loose board at the back of his garden shed - to find himself in space! Cherry and Brad are really excited, but Algy’s not so sure. Space seems very dangerous! ALSO AVAILABLE: ALGY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES IN THE ARTIC 9781444006872 • PB

THE APPLE TART OF HOPE

THE PIRATES’ PICNIC

MILLY AND THE MERMAIDS

Fiction • 272 pages Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

Early Reader • 80 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444006926 $14.99 HC • JULY

9781444010947 $7.99 PB • AUGUST

Picture Book 32 pages Age Range: 0–3 yrs.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

The second sensational novel from Irish author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald about family, friendship and first love, and about not giving up on the things you hope for.

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SCHOOL FOR STARS: FOURTH TERM AT L’ETOILE

SCHOOL FOR STARS: FOURTH TERM AT L’ETOILE

Angela McAllister

The pirates of the bad ship Scullywag are fed up. They haven’t found any treasure for weeks! Jim the cabin boy knows exactly how to cheer them up - a PIRATES’ picnic! Can they avoid rain, rotten eggs and quicksand and find the perfect island to hold their party - or even discover some treasure?

Maudie Smith

9781444006933 $14.99 HC (11 x 9") AUGUST

On a visit to the seaside, Milly is desperate to meet a mermaid. She’s sure if she just wishes hard enough, her dream will come true! ALSO AVAILABLE: ABOUT ZOOMING TIME • 9781444004793 • PB OPAL MOONBABY FOREVER • 9781444004809 PB


When Ryan Flint accompanies his journalist mother to an archaeological expedition in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, he isn’t expecting life-threatening danger and a 3,000-year-old murder mystery - but that’s exactly what he finds! Before he knows it, he has joined forces with Cleo McNeil, an archaeologist’s daughter, to solve a secret code, discover an ancient treasure and outwit a strange cult intent on gaining possession of the relic.

ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A high-octane new adventure series that takes readers on a tour of some of the most exciting and mysterious places in the world!

• An exciting new series inspired by the secrets, treasures and legends of the great ancient civilisations. • Helen’s Adventure Island series has sold over 80,000 copies to date, proving that she can write pacy adventures that engage her readership. • An adventure series for both boys and girls; fans of Jake Ransom or Indiana Jones will love SECRETS OF THE TOMBS. • Informative as well as entertaining, this is a series that will appeal to fans of history as well as adventure!

SECRETS OF THE TOMBS 1: THE PHOENIX CODE Helen Moss

Adventure • 272 pages • Age Range: 9–11 yrs.

9781444010398 • $10.99 PB • JULY

ALSO AVAILABLE: ADVENTURE ISLAND: THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISTLING CAVES • 9781444003284 • PB ADVENTURE ISLAND 2: THE MYSTERY OF THE MIDNIGHT GHOST • 9781444003291 • PB ADVENTURE ISLAND 3: THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN GOLD • 9781444003307 • PB ADVENTURE ISLAND 4: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MASTERPIECE • 9781444003314 • PB

The final gripping thriller in this paranormal romance trilogy There’s trouble in paradise. Alice is closing in on her sister’s killer and trying to resolve her complicated love life, but she can no longer access the virtual world of Soul Beach. Finding the Beach’s real-life location is her last hope but does it exist and can she find it before the killer finds her?

SOUL STORM Kate Harrison

Young Adult • 256 pages

9781780621456 • $12.99 PB • AUGUST

• The third book in the Soul Beach trilogy, SOUL FIRE is a highly commercial and compelling mix of celebrity glamour, teen romance and chilling mystery. • An intriguing, clever plot that explores the sinister side of glamour, celebrity and ‘virtual’ life, and will resonate with the online-savvy Facebook generation. • Kate Harrison is a bestselling and wellconnected author of romantic comedies for adults.

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ORION CHILDREN’S BOOKS

PETS FROM SPACE 1: SPLASHLANDING! JAN BURCHETT

PETS FROM SPACE 1: SPLASHLANDING! Jan Burchett

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444011807 $7.99 PB • AUGUST

PETS FROM SPACE 2: COSMIC CLAWS

PETS FROM SPACE 2: COSMIC CLAWS

Jan Burchett

Fiction • 96 pages Age Range: 5–7 yrs.

9781444011821 $7.99 PB • AUGUST

JAN BURCHETT ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SAM SILVER, UNDERCOVER PIRATE SERIES:

When Tom finds an alien in his garden, he discovers that keeping alien pets with special powers a secret may be fun, but it isn’t easy!

Of course alien pets have to be hidden from annoying parents and teachers - people who don’t necessarily understand the value of a pet that can snatch ice-cream from a distance with its long sticky tongue!

THE DOUBLE-CROSS: SAM SILVER: UNDERCOVER PIRATE 6 • 9781444005899 • PB THE GREAT RESCUE: SAM SILVER: UNDERCOVER PIRATE 7 • 9781444007633 • PB THE TREASURE MAP: SAM SILVER: UNDERCOVER PIRATE 8 • 9781444007640 • PB THE GHOST SHIP • 9781444005851 • PB SKELETON ISLAND • 9781444005844 • PB KIDNAPPED • 9781444005868 • PB DEADLY TRAP • 9781444005875 • PB

FALL 2013 / WINTER 2014 DROP-IN TITLE The long-awaited, brand new Asterix adventure! When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain, MacCabeus, plans to marry her and claim the throne - with the help of the Romans! What with caber-tossing, bagpipes, malted water and an enormous otter in the loch, can the Gauls reunite MacAroon and Camomilla and enjoy some Roman-bashing along the way?

• The much-loved Asterix brand has sold over 350 million copies worldwide. • UK and English language sales stand at 23 million. • Asterix has been translated into 107 languages and dialects.

ASTERIX AND THE PICTS

Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad Graphic Novel • 48 pages • Age Range: 9–11 years

9781444011678 •$16.99 HC • OCTOBER

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LITTLE, BROWN - ATOM

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LITTLE, BROWN - ATOM

– SARRA MANNING’S ‘DIARY OF A CRUSH’ TRILOGY – The first in the much-loved Diary of a Crush trilogy from bestselling teen author Sarra Manning New town, new college, new people, Edie’s feeling overwhelmed. What if nobody wants to be her friend? But then something happens that turns her life upside down: Edie spots Dylan. Messyhaired, pouty, frustratingly elusive Dylan . . . Fast forward to the college trip to Paris and things are really heating up. In between the shopping, the clubbing, the kissing and the making up, something happens between Edie and Dylan that changes both their lives for ever. But do boys like Dylan ever play for keeps?

Number 2 Sarra Manning

9780349001579 • $10.99 PB • JULY

9780349001562 • $10.99 PB • JULY

• Sarra Manning is the queen of British teen fiction. Her books are full of likable, relatable, real teen characters. • The Diary of a Crush trilogy has already sold over 37,500 copies in the UK alone and has been voted one of UK YA’s Top 100 teen books of all time.

Young Adult • 288 pages

9780349001586 • $10.99 PB • JULY

They’re crazy in love, but what if that’s not enough? Edie and Dylan have been dreaming about their road trip across America for ever. But nine weeks in a car together is going to be a huge test for them. Trailer parks, diners, motels and glitzy casinos are the backdrop for an adventure that threatens the whole future of their relationship. Will Edie and Dylan be able to go the distance?

AN EPISODE OF SPARROWS

THE DARK HORSE

Young Adult • 208 pages

Young Adult • 208 pages

9781844088515 • $10.99 PB • MAY

9781844088522 • $10.99 PB • MAY

Someone has dug up the private garden in the Square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from Catford Street must be to blame. Angela’s sister Olivia isn’t so sure. She wonders why the neighbourhood children - the ‘sparrows’ she sometimes watches from her window - have to be locked out of the garden: don’t they have a right to enjoy the place too? But nobody has any idea what sends neighbourhood waif Lovejoy Mason and her few friends in search of ‘good garden earth.’ A captivating classic novel of a poor girl striving to create beauty among the bombsites of postwar London.

Dark Invader is a superbly-bred racehorse but after a disappointing first season, he is sold and shipped from England to Calcutta. He wins the hearts of the people but only days before the race, an alarming incident occurs which threatens to destroy his chances, and the way disaster is averted is nothing short of a miracle. A richly glowing portrait of India in the thirties, and a moving portrayal of the bond between man and horse.

A Virago Modern Classic Rumer Godden

A Virago Modern Classic Rumer Godden

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Young Adult • 240 pages

Number 3 Sarra Manning

Young Adult • 288 pages

When everyone heads off to a summer festival, Edie wants to forget her troubles and try and have fun. But she didn’t count on her leftover feelings for Dylan and now she’s all churned up again. Edie’s got some big decisions to make, but is she ready to kiss and make up?

Number 1 Sarra Manning

DIARY OF A CRUSH: SEALED WITH A KISS

DIARY OF A CRUSH: KISS AND MAKE UP

Edie’s having major boy issues. Trying to get over Dylan is hard, but snogging new boy Carter isn’t hurting . . .

DIARY OF A CRUSH: FRENCH KISS

ALSO AVAILABLE: LISTEN TO THE NIGHTINGALE • 9781844088508 • PB THURSDAY’S CHILDREN • 9781844088485 • PB


CHILDREN’S BOOKS INDEX

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS INDEX

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DARK LORD 3: ETERNAL DETENTION 17

GHOST LIBRARY, THE 3

ALGY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES AT SEA 32

DEADLY DETECTIVES 30

GHOSTS OF THE FOREST 30

ALGY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SPACE 32

DEADLY FACTBOOK 5: BIZARRE BEASTS 30

GOING HOME 30

DEADLY STICKER BOOK 30

GRANNY GRABBERS’ WHIZZ BANG WORLD 14

ANT GIANT, THE 27 APPLE TART OF HOPE, THE 32 ASTERIX AND THE PICTS 34 ASTERIX OMNIBUS 7 28 ASTERIX OMNIBUS 8 28 AWESOME ENGINES: DIG DIG DIGGING 22

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DEEP DARK WOOD, THE 20 DEVIL IN THE CORNER 11 DIARY OF A CRUSH: FRENCH KISS 36 DIARY OF A CRUSH: KISS AND MAKE UP 36 DIARY OF A CRUSH: SEALED WITH A KISS 36

BEARS, BEARS, BEARS 13

DING DONG GORILLA 20

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 22

DINOSAUR DOO 4

BELLE & BOO AND THE VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 23

DRAGON’S DENTIST, THE 29

BIG-HEARTED BOOK, THE 12 BILLY BONKERS AND THE WACKY WORLD CUP! 18 BINNY FOR SHORT 3 BOOKS FOR BOYS 11: GHOST STRIKER AT THE FOOTBALL CLUB 8

DRAGON SHIELD 1: UNTITLED 11

E ENID BLYTON’S ADVENTURE TREASURY 2 EPISODE OF SPARROWS, AN 36

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H HAIRY BEAR 8 HATE 27 HICCUP THE VIKING WHO WAS SEASICK 7 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: COMPLETE WORLD OF DRAGONS 7

I IF YOUR DREAMS TAKE OFF AND FLY 18 I LOVE YOU 18 I LOVE YOU, BABY 18

K KATIE AND THE STARRY NIGHT 18 KEEP OUT! 5 KIPPER’S ALPHABET ADVENTURE 5 KIPPER’S BIRTHDAY 4

BOOKS FOR BOYS 12: SAVE THAT TRAIN! 8

FAMOUS FIVE ANNUAL 2014, THE 2

BOOKS FOR BOYS 13: FROM BURGLAR TO FOOTBALL STAR 8

FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS, THE: A LAZY AFTERNOON 2

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FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS, THE: FIVE AND A HALF-TERM ADVENTURE 2

LAURA MARLIN MYSTERIES 4: RENDEZVOUS IN RUSSIA 27

FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS, THE: GEORGE’S HAIR IS TOO LONG 2

LET’S BAKE 32

CAT, THE MOUSE AND THE RUNAWAY TRAIN, THE 8 CHERUB 14 CHERUB: BLACK FRIDAY 14 CHERUB: LONE WOLF 13 CHOCOLATE PORRIDGE 29 COLOUR WITH SPLOSH! 14 CURSED OF THE PAMPERED POODLE, THE 26

D DARK HORSE, THE 36 DARK LORD 1: THE TEENAGE YEARS 17 DARK LORD 2: A FIEND IN NEED 17 38

DEADLY TOP TEN ACTIVITY BOOK 30

KNIFE 24

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LET’S FIND MIMI: AROUND THE WORLD 12 FAMOUS FIVE COLOUR READS, THE: GOOD OLD TIMMY 2

LET’S FIND MIMI: IN THE CITY 12

FIFTH HARMONY 14

LILY AND THE TRAITORS’ SPELL 22

FIRE STORM 27

LITTLE NUT TREE, THE 26

FORESHADOWING, THE 31

LOTTIE AND DOTTIE SOW CARROTS 26

FOXY TALES: THE CUNNING PLAN 5

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G GET WELL FRIENDS: HAPPY HOSPITAL STICKER ACTIVITY 1 12 GET WELL FRIENDS: TO THE RESCUE STICKER ACTIVITY 2 12

MEMORY TREE, THE 19 MICK INKPEN TREASURY, THE 4 MIDNIGHT PICNIC, THE 27 MILLY AND THE MERMAIDS 32


POCKET HEROES 5: FLORENCE NIGHTINGIRL 21

SPORTS DAY 8

MONSTAR FINDS A HOME 30

POCKET HEROES 6: HENRY THE 1/8TH 21

STICKY STORYBOOKS: CARS AND TRAINS 2

MONSTAR, THE SUPERHERO 30

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STICKY STORYBOOKS: DIGGERS AND DUMPERS 2

MORTIMER KEENE: ATTACK OF THE SLIME 12

QUEEN’S HAT, THE 10

MORTIMER KEENE: GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE 12

RAILWAY RABBITS 3, THE: FERN AND THE DANCING HARE 29

MR CROC: HUNGRY OR NOT, MR CROC? 4 MR MONKEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PARTY 28 MUDDY PAWS 3: ROCKING WITH ROXY AND ROSIE 9 MUDDY PAWS 4: SAVING SNOWDROP 9 MY CAT PIP: DOODLE PIP 7

STICKY STORYBOOKS: LORRIES AND BUSES 2

RAILWAY RABBITS 4, THE: BRAMBLE AND THE EASTER EGG 29 RAILWAY RABBITS 5, THE: BRACKEN FINDS A SECRET TUNNEL 29 RAILWAY RABBITS 6, THE: MELLOW AND THE GREAT RIVER RESCUE 29 RAILWAY RABBITS 7, THE: FERN AND THE FIERY DRAGON 29

STICKY STORYBOOKS: PLANES AND JETS 2 STORIES OF WORLD WAR ONE 19 STORM CHASER 26 STORY OF THE STARS, THE 5 STORY OF THE WORLD CUP, THE 28 STORY OF WORLD WAR ONE, THE 28

MY CAT PIP: PIP AND PALS STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK 7

READY, TEDDY, GO! 20

MY CAT PIP: WHERE ARE YOU PARTY PIP? 7

REBEL 24

STRICTLY COME DANCING: WHIRLING WORLD TOUR STICKER BOOK 10

MY FUNNY FAMILY’S GOT TALENT 9

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SUGAR AND SPICE 28

MYSTERIUM 1: BLACK DRAGON 6

SCHOOL FOR STARS: FOURTH TERM AT L’ETOILE 32

SUN CATCHER 26

SCHOOL FOR STARS: THIRD TERM AT L’ETOILE 32

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MYSTERIUM 2: THE PALACE OF MEMORY 6

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SECRET BREAKERS 1: POWER OF THREE 10

NIGHT WITCHES 9

SECRET BREAKERS 2: ORPHAN OF THE FLAMES 10

OI FROG! 4 ORCHARD BOOK OF FUNNY FAIRY TALES, THE 16 ORCHARD BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS, THE 16 ORCHARD BOOK OF SHAKESPEARE STORIES, THE 16

P PETS FROM SPACE 1: SPLASH-LANDING! 34

STRICTLY COME DANCING: FASHION FANTASTIC STICKER BOOK 10

TALE OF A TAIL, THE 29

NEW KID, THE 8

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS INDEX

MONKEY BUSINESS 20

TALES FROM SCHWARTZGARTEN 2: THE WOEBEGONE TWINS 22, 24 TEN LITTLE PIRATES 23

SECRET BREAKERS 3: THE KNIGHTS OF NEUSTRIA 10 SECRET BREAKERS 4: TOWER OF THE WINDS 10 SECRET BREAKERS 5: THE PIRATE’S SWORD 10 SECRETS OF THE TOMBS 1: THE PHOENIX CODE 33 SESAME SEADE MYSTERIES 2: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL 8 SESAME SEADE MYSTERIES 3: SCAM ON THE CAM 8

PETS FROM SPACE 2: COSMIC CLAWS 34

TERROR TOWN 31 TIGER LILY 20 TILLY’S HORSE, MAGIC 32 TOM AND MILLIE`S GREAT BIG TREASURE HUNT 23 TOM AND MILLIE: WHIZZY BUSY PEOPLE 22 TWO LITTLE ALIENS 20

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SHADOW OF THE ZEPPELIN 19

VALKYRIE 2: THE RUNAWAY 3

SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE 31

WIBBLY PIG AND THE TOOKY 5

SNIP & SNAP: ONE OR TWO 20

WITCHFINDER: WITCH FINDER 9

SOUL STORM 33

WORLD OF NORM 5, THE: MAY BE CONTAGIOUS 18

PIRATES ‘N’ PISTOLS 14 PIRATES’ PICNIC, THE 32 POCKET HEROES 1: SHORT JOHN SILVER 21 POCKET HEROES 2: SIR LANCE-A-LITTLE 21 POCKET HEROES 3: ROBIN HOODIE 21

SPOOKED: THE HAUNTING OF KIT CONNELLY 6

POCKET HEROES 4: JUNIOR CAESAR 21

SPOONFUL OF SECRETS, A 28

WORLD OF NORM 6, THE: MAY NEED REBOOTING 18

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