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CHILDREN TITLES April 2013 BABY/TODDLERS

9781472316837 9781472316899 DORA: COPY COLOURING (PB) DORA: MEGA COLOURING (HB) PARRAGON PARRAGON S$8.90 S$5.90 Ø Now fans of the world's favourite preschool explorer can copy colour Dora and her friends in over 20 different poses and clothes. Ø Large pictures allow little fingers to easily colour each much-loved character. Ø Vibrant art provides fun things to find and exciting friends to meet on every spread with leading questions promoting further play and discovery off the page. Ø 4 jumbo double-ended crayons give all the best colours for an art adventure.

Ø Over 100 pages of character colouring

9780552564007 MY BOOK OF FAVOURITE RHYMES (MY FIRST PICTURE BOOK #1) (PB) KALI STILEMAN TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Part of the "My First Picture Book" series: printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners. Perfect for every toddler to help build language, understanding and enjoyment. From the creator of "Big Book of My World" comes this collection of favourite nursery rhymes. Kali Stileman brings the action rhymes, songs and lullabies to life with her characteristically quirky, fun illustrations. Kali's first book, "Peely Wally", was selected to be part of the "Booktrust's Books for Babies" scheme. 150,000 copies are being distributed to mothers and babies throughout the UK in 2012.

9780552564014 MY BOOK OF SONGS AND LULLABIES (MY FIRST PICTURE BOOK #2) (PB) KALI STILEMAN TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Part of the "My First Picture Book" series: printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners. Perfect for every toddler to help build language, understanding and enjoyment. From the creator of "Big Book of My World" comes this collection of favourite songs and lullabies. Kali Stileman brings the pages to life with her characteristically quirky, fun illustrations. A terrific treat to share with every baby and toddler, full of action rhymes for playtime, and soothing lullabies for bedtime. Kali's first book, "Peely Wally", was selected to be part of the "Booktrust's Books for Babies" scheme. 150,000 copies are to be distributed to mothers and babies throughout the UK in 2012.

9781607106432 TOTALLY MONSTER: BEST FRIENDS (HB) SUE DICICCO PGW S$22.90 Everyone needs a friend to lean on — including monsters! Whether happy or sad, quiet or loud, little monsters need friends. And it’s especially nice to have a best friend to share all of the little details of life with. Big and small monsters alike will be thrilled from head to toe with Totally Monster: Best Friends!

9781607106449 TOTALLY MONSTER: FEELINGS (HB) SUE DICICCO PGW S$22.90 Feeling blue? Seeing red? Have too many feelings in your head? Totally Monsters: Feelings is here to help! Follow along with the many monsters in this picture book, full of horribly adorable illustrations by Sue DiCicco! Monsters, big and small, will be tickled pink with Totally Monster: Feelings!

9780316245593 MY LITTLE PONY: UNDER THE SPARKLING SEA (HB) MARY JANE BEGIN LITTLE BROWN US S$25.90

9780316127080 LITTLE ACORN GROWS UP (HB) EDWARD GIBBS LITTLE BROWN US S$14.90

This gorgeous illustrated picture book features a brand-new My Little Pony underwater adventure, and includes an exclusive art poster! When Twilight Sparkle receives an invitation to visit the underwater city of Aquastria, she invites all her pony friends and Spike to travel with her. The ponies are welcomed by the ruler of Aquastria, King Leo, who sits on the Cosmic Council alongside his cousin, Princess Celestia. There is a long-held rivalry between the seaponies and the mermares. The two groups compete each year in a race for the grand prize, which is a beautiful pearl. Join the ponies and Spike as they confront danger, make new friends and race to the finish in this shimmering new world!

In this companion book to Little Bee, Little Acorn proves that great things come in small packages as it grows from a tiny nut to a big tree that shelters its forest friends. Poignant and thoughtful, this board book comes with soft cloth leaves attached to the front cover.


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9780789211330 LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP (HB) OSCAR BRENIFIER PGW S$17.90 Is love a necessity or a burden? Can we fall in love at any age, or only as adults? Is it okay to get consumed in something we love, or is it better to stay grounded? This book explores the ideas of love and friendship in a way that children can understand, encouraging them to form their own opinions on what it means to love family, friends, and self.

9781445493893 POP-UP AND PLAY: SNIP! SNAP! (HB) PARRAGON S$15.90 Ø Brand new pop up books with full spread pops! Ø Sturdy designs Ø Clear play pattern, with rhyming text to help language development Ø Stimulates curiosity about the world Ø Seamless integration of visuals and mechanisms

9780789211323 MEANING OF LIFE, THE (HB) JACQUES DESPRES PGW S$17.90

9780316221764 PINWHEEL (HB) SALINA YOON LITTLE BROWN US S$20.90

9781445493886 POP-UP AND PLAY: DIG! SCOOP! (HB) PARRAGON S$15.90

What is the meaning of life? Is it to work hard and make a good living, or enjoy oneself day in and day out? Is it to fulfill oneself or to help others? Do material possessions really make us happy, or do they just weigh us down? This book explores the meaning of life in a way that children can understand, encouraging them to question their mode of living and their motivations for doing things.

Turn the wheel and watch each scene transform with spinning, eye-catching designs! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon's spectacular display of kinetic art immerses readers in a colorful, poetic journey. From a balloon-filled sky to the deep blue sea, Pinwheel reminds readers of the beauty all around them. Let the fun begin with every spin!

Ø Brand new pop up books with full spread pops! Ø Sturdy designs Ø Clear play pattern, with rhyming text to help language development Ø Stimulates curiosity about the world Ø Seamless integration of visuals and mechanisms

9781607106364 9781607106357 TOOLBOX: PRETEND & PLAY (HB) ON THE FARM: PRETEND & SALINA YOON PLAY (HB) PGW SALINA YOON S$22.90 PGW S$22.90 Grab your pitchfork and overalls and Birdy wants a new house and she join Farmer Jack on a tour around the needs help building it--time to get the farm. From the smallest field mouse toolbox out! With a “zee-zaw,” the saw hiding in the hayloft to the tall brown cuts wood and with a “tap, tap” the horse peeking over his stall door, hammer pounds nails. Children will every animal has something to say. learn about tools as they play with the This interactive adventure includes shaped foil puzzle pieces all the way to illustrated puzzle pieces of farm the end where they’ll find a fun pop-up animals that children can fit into each surprise — a beautiful birdhouse! scene or play with as they read along. Unleash the builder in your child with There is also a counting question in this charming board book that is sure every scene -- can you spot three to bring down the house. butterflies flying amongst the cows? The reward at the end of the book is a pop-up barn complete with animals enjoying a sunny day.

9781607106401 ON THE GO: READ AND PLAY (HB) SALINA YOON PGW S$22.90 Vrooooom! Rev your engines and spin your wheels for an on-the-go adventure! Silver Dolphin's unique Read and Play: On the Go set includes four chunky board books and a 6-piece puzzle that fit neatly in a frame for easy storage. Great for ages 3 and up, children will want to read the stories about Race Car, Train, Fire Truck, and Digger time and again. The accompanying jigsaw puzzle will have kids constructing a fun transportation scene in no time. Read and Play: On the Go is sure to get kids moving!


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9781607106999 PUZZLEPAL BKS: DEAR DINOSAUR (HB) MEGAN COY MAGNAYON PGW S$26.90

Who says dinosaurs are extinct? Our dear dinosaur is very much alive and well in this new twist on the oldest creatures to ever roam the earth. Great for young readers and pre-readers alike, kids can read and rhyme along with Dear Dinosaur, and discover the differences between shapes and sizes in the world around them. This adorable plush dinosaur storybook doubles as a puzzle and a toy!

9780007263905 THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME (PB) OLIVER JEFFERS HARPER UK S$11.90 WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2012. An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prizewinning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. “Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel.”

9781842707593 ELMER AND THE BIG BIRD (PB) DAVID MCKEE TRANSWORLD S$11.90 One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully - and succeed!

9780007420674 HUEYS: IT WASN'T ME (HB) OLIVER JEFFERS HARPER UK S$21.90 Meet the Hueys - a fabulously quirky group of characters from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found. A fight has broken out amongst The Hueys. “It was not me! It was him!” But no one can remember what they’re fighting about. If only they could find an interesting distraction…

9781780080222 WHAT IS A CROCODILE'S FAVOURITE THING? (PB) BEN HAWKES TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Is a crocodile's favourite thing doing ballet while dressed as a princess? Or maybe it's eating a dirty pants sandwich? Or what about riding a car made out of a sausage? There's silliness galore and a twist in the tale, when dinnertime comes for our croc...

9781849395649 FABULOUS FOSKETT FAMILY CIRCUS (HB) QUENTIN BLAKE TRANSWORLD S$26.90 Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There are Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots.

9781849395175 I WANT TO BE: LITTLE PRINCESS (PB) TONY ROSS TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Now that the Little Princess can use her potty, she decides it is time to grow up and be something. Her family and friends are eager to give their advice, but the Little Princess has an unexpected idea of her own.

9780552564878 BIG! (PB) TIM HOPGOOD TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Bring endearing little boy to life as he contrasts himself with an ant, a bear and an elephant...The boy grows throughout the story, and by the end he's bigger than his best friend.


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9781849394529 DON'T SPILL THE MILK! (HB) STEPHEN DAVIES TRANSWORLD S$22.90

YOUNG CHILDREN

9781849393126 9781472316813 GOGGLE-EYED GOATS, THE (PB) 1000 STICKER BOOK: DORA (PB) STEPHEN DAVIES PARRAGON TRANSWORLD S$8.90 S$13.90 Ø Children can become an explorer like the number one preschool favourite, Dora, with this fun sticker book, which is bursting with 1000 stickers and over 50 interactive activities. Ø Readers are invited to explore Dora's vibrant world while learning about seasons and animals. Full colour internals and over 1000 vibrant stickers.

Up the downy dunes, across the dark, wide river and up and down the steep, steep mountain, Penda lovingly carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. But will she manage to get it there without spilling a single drop?

Old Al Haji Amadu had three wives, seven children - and five extremely naughty goggle-eyed goats that munched and gobbled and chewed whatever they could find. One day, enough was enough, they had to go! But getting rid of these troublesome goats proved to be harder than Al Haji could ever have imagined.

9781472307316 2000 STICKERS: SUPER ANIMALS (PB) PARRAGON S$13.90

9780062086853 MY 1ST ICR: MIA SETS THE STAGE (PB) ROBIN FARLEY HARPER US S$5.90 The big recital is just around the corner, and Mia has been practicing everywhere she goes! Mia twirls and leaps until--whoops! She falls and hurts her paw. Oh, no! Can Mia still be part of the show?

Ø An inventive and varied mix of sticker scenes, mazes, doodles and puzzles. Ø With an amazing 2000 stickers to complete the scenes, embellish drawings and decorate favourite stuff. Ø Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. Ø Favourite themes with a twist! Cute fairies for girls and funny animals for boys. Ø Will appeal to all in the 4+ age range.

9780062086334 ICR BOXSET: FANCY NANCY'S FANTASTIC PHONICS (PB) JANE O'CONNOR HARPER US S$17.90 Learn to read with Fancy Nancy! •12-book program •Simple stories featuring your favorite characters •Builds a foundation for a lifetime of reading fun

9781472307309 2000 STICKERS: FAIRY LAND! (PB) PARRAGON S$13.90 Ø An inventive and varied mix of sticker scenes, mazes, doodles and puzzles. Ø With an amazing 2000 stickers to complete the scenes, embellish drawings and decorate favourite stuff. Ø Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. Ø Favourite themes with a twist! Cute fairies for girls and funny animals for boys. Ø Will appeal to all in the 4+ age range.

9780062075352 ICR L1: BBEARS - WE LOVE TRUCKS! (PB) JAN BERENSTAIN HARPER US S$5.90

There are so many cool trucks in Bear Country. On a trip with Grizzy Gramps in his pickup truck, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are going to see them all!


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CHILDREN TITLES April 2013 YOUNG CHILDREN

9780062187857 ICR L1: PINKALICIOUS: PUPTASTIC! (PB) VICTORIA KANN HARPER US S$5.90 In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppysitting. She’s sure she’ll have all kinds of fun with Pinky, the visiting poodle. But Pinky is shy and doesn’t want to play. Pinkalicious gets creative and coaxes the poodle into having a fabulous time.

9780062209917 ICR L2: EPIC: M.K. SAVES THE DAY (PB) LUCY ROSEN HARPER US S$5.90 From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of a hidden civilization. The battle between good and evil rages until a teenage girl is magically transported into this forest kingdom to help save their world, and ours. When M.K. is magically shrunk down to two inches tall, she discovers a hidden kingdom, filled with tiny forest folk. Her father has been researching the Jinn his entire life, and now she knows they not only exist, but they're fighting for their very survival. She joins them in a dangerous quest to save their world.

9781613510124 9781613510131 LET'S LEAP AHEAD PRE-K LET'S LEAP AHEAD KINDERGARTEN WIPE-OFF (PB) WIPE-OFF (PB) ALEX A. LLUCH ALEX A. LLUCH PGW PGW S$22.90 S$22.90 The "Let's Leap Ahead" series provides "The Let's Leap Ahead" series kids with hundreds of fun, educational activities, all based on national provides kids with hundreds of fun, standards. Plus, the books are easy to educational activities, all based on carry and transport anywhere for hours of national educational standards. The learning and fun! With "Let's Leap Ahead books are easy to carry and Pre-K Wipe-off," little ones master key transport anywhere for hours of concepts, such as the alphabet, numbers, learning and fun! With "Let's Leap shapes, colors, opposites, and so much more. Clear instructions, colorful images, Ahead Kindergarten Wipe-off," little and fun exercises keep children engaged ones master kindergarten-level and interested in learning. In addition, the concepts, such as phonics, wipe-off format and included pen lets kids counting, sight words, time, money, practice again and again! and so much more.

9780062209931 ICR L2: EPIC: MEET THE LEAFMEN (PB) LUCY ROSEN HARPER US S$5.90 From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Epic tells the story of a hidden civilization. The battle between good and evil rages until a teenage girl is magically transported into this forest kingdom to help save their world, and ours. The Leafmen are brave warriors, who happen to be two inches tall, on a mission to protect their home. Their sworn enemies, the Boggans, want to destroy the Leafmen's forest kingdom by spreading their rot and decay. Led by Ronin, their fearless leader, can the Leafmen defend their kingdom and ensure their survival?

9781613510094 LET'S LEAP AHEAD: 1ST GRADE TRIVIA (PB) ALEX A. LLUCH PGW S$15.90 "It's my birthday!" Does this character seem happy or sad? If Andy has 20 hats but then loses 5, does he end up with more hats or fewer? True or false: Most fish are born from eggs. First graders will love this game-based activity book filled with 1000 questions and answers. All based on national educational standards, the questions cover a range of subjects, including reading, math, language, time, money, phonics, measurement, geography, social studies, and science. In addition, this book contains a game instruction sheet and space to mark the player who answered correctly.

9780062074867 ICR L2: MARLEY LEARNS A LESSON (PB) JOHN GROGAN HARPER US S$5.90 Marley's family has two new kittens— Lucky and Yow-Yow. Marley loves to teach his new friends all about life at the house, but can Marley learn a thing or two from them?

9781613510100 LET'S LEAP AHEAD: 2ND GRADE TRIVIA (PB) ALEX A. LLUCH PGW S$15.90 How many groups of 5 are in the number 10? Which sentence is correct, "Pick it up gently" or "Pick it up gentle?" The South Pole is one pole. What is the other pole? Second graders will love this game-based activity book filled with 1000 questions and answers. All based on national educational standards, the questions cover a range of subjects, including reading, math, language, time, money, phonics, measurement, geography, social studies, and science. In addition, this book contains a game instruction sheet and space to mark the player who answered correctly.


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9781613510117 LET'S LEAP AHEAD: 3RD GRADE TRIVIA (PB) ALEX A. LLUCH PGW S$15.90 Third graders will love this gamebased activity book filled with 1000 questions and answers. All based on national educational standards, the questions cover a range of subjects, including reading, math, language, fractions, money, vocabulary, measurement, geography, social studies, and science. In addition, this book contains a game instruction sheet and space to mark the player who answered correctly. And, if kids are playing alone or with a parent, they can use the space to easily track which questions will need reviewing.

9780762447183 PEANUTS: BE YOURSELF! (HB) CHARLES M. SCHULZ PGW S$22.90

The whole Peanuts gang is here to show that being you is fun! Inspired by the classic comics, this inspirational picture book identifies positive traits in each Peanuts character, such as Charlie Brown's determination, Sally's lovingness, and Snoopy's creativity. Like the Peanuts characters, all of us possess special and unique qualities; it's just a matter of letting them shine!

9780062200853 HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR: FOR KIDS (PB) THOMAS C. FOSTER HARPER US S$9.90 Now there's a young readers' edition of the hit New York Times bestselling adult book that's sold more than 750,000 copies! Did you know the Grinch was on a quest? What does it mean when a hero takes a journey? Or eats green eggs and ham? And what are vampires really about? There's always more to a story than you think! This is the funny and accessible go-to guide that unlocks the secrets of reading!

9780762448616 PEANUTS: BE BRAVE! (HB) CHARLES M. SCHULZ PGW S$17.90

9780762448623 PEANUTS: BE KIND! (HB) CHARLES M. SCHULZ PGW S$17.90

Featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang, "Be Brave: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through" provides encouragement when facing new experiences. Each beloved Peanuts character is illustrated with inspirational messages (such as "Be Ambitious" and "Be Innovative") in representation of their characteristics. Fans of all ages will adore this book for its simple virtues and classic Peanuts humor.

Featuring a collection of inspirational values (such as "Be generous" and "Be compassionate") illustrated with favorite characters from the Peanuts gang, this pocket-sized book makes a thoughtful gift for someone being on the giving or receiving end of bullying or acts of unkindness, with the message that bullying is not OK.

9780062084194 FANCY NANCY: NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH (PB) JANE O'CONNOR HARPER US S$6.90 Nancy Clancy is on the case! Nancy Clancy has everything she needs to be a super sleuth (that's a fancy word for detective): She has a glamorous magnifying glass complete with rhinestones, a totally professional pink trench coat, and a sleuthing partner with awesome code-breaking skills--her best friend, Bree. But when crime strikes right in the middle of her classroom, will Nancy have what it takes to crack the case?

9780062086273 FANCY NANCY: PUPPY PARTY (PB) JANE O'CONNOR HARPER US S$5.90 It's a puppy extravaganza! Nancy has the perfect birthday party planned for Frenchy and all of her friends. But will the birthday puppy be on her best behavior?

9780552567299 SOMETIMES I'M A MONSTER! (PB) GILLIAN SHILEDS TRANSWORLD S$11.90 Printed on toddler-tough card with rounded corners Sometimes I'm an angel, helpful, sweet and kind. But sometimes I'm a Monster with mischief on my mind! This book brings to life these four lovable friends as they show that every child has a monster, and a little angel, inside them. It looks at good and bad manners, full of warmth and humour.


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9780062090102 SPLAT THE CAT: ON WITH THE SHOW (PB) ROB SCOTTON HARPER US S$5.90 Splat the Cat can't wait to be in his school play about castles and kings and queens--maybe he'll even get to play a knight! Will Splat find a way to steal the show? Join him and his classmates for another hilarious Splat the Cat adventure!

9781849395250 MELRIC THE MAGICIAN WHO LOST HIS MAGIC (PB) DAVID MCKEE TRANSWORLD S$13.90

9780552566735 ROCKET RACERS (PB) STEVE WEBB TRANSWORLD S$11.90

When Melric, the king's magician, mysteriously loses his magic, he sets out on a quest to return it. But with the kingdom under attack, will Melric get his magic back in time to protect it?

Space rocket, race racket, race to the moon, rocket racers to your places, ready, steady, ZOOM! So begins this rip-roaring race of a read, and the action doesn't stop until the three lovable dinosaurs reach the finish line. But who will make it there first?

9780316224871 SUPER HERO SQUAD: IRON MAN'S SUPER POWER MIX-UP (PB) ZACHARY RAU LITTLE BROWN US S$5.90 The Superhero Squad gets a distress call from another city when their Helicarrier breaks down. Iron Man thinks this would be a great time to test out his newest gadget, a power amplifier. It is supposed to make everyone's powers stronger for a limited amount of time, but instead it switches all of their powers! The Squaddies now have to learn how to deal with their new powers and fix the Helicarrier before the city is destroyed!

PRE-TEENS

9780062075512 BBEARS: WE LOVE OUR DAD! (PB) JAN BERENSTAIN HARPER US S$5.90 Papa Bear is the best dad that a cub could ask for. He's always there to help the cubs bait their hooks when they go fishing, throw a ball to play catch, and pull their sled to the top of Dead Bear Hill! Yes, Papa Bear is one busy dad. So for Father's Day, the cubs decide to do all of Papa Bear's work for him. What a special treat!

9781472305961 KOKUYO SPIRAL ACT.: FASHION BOUTIQUE (PB) PARRAGON S$12.90

9781472305978 KOKUYO SPIRAL ACT.: FASHION CATWALK (PB) PARRAGON S$12.90

9781472303134 KOKUYO SPIRAL ACT.: THINGS THAT GO (PB) PARRAGON S$12.90

Ø 36 fashion forward girls to dress up and colour Ø Unique square wiro format Ø Cute Japanese buy-in with unusual design style Ø Over 250 stylish stickers

Ø 36 fashion forward girls to dress up and colour Ø Unique square wiro format Ø Cute Japanese buy-in with unusual design style Ø Over 250 stylish stickers

Ø 36 fashion forward girls to dress up and colour Ø Unique square wiro format Ø Cute Japanese buy-in with unusual design style Ø Over 250 stylish stickers


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Cover art to come 9780060579401 APPLEWHITES AT WIT'S END (PB) STEPHANIE S. TOLAN HARPER US S$9.90 When the famously artistic Applewhites fall on hard times, they turn their sixteen-acre home, Wit's End, into Eureka!, a summer camp for creative children. It seems like a good idea. . . . But amid the ordinary chaos of temperamental artists and headstrong campers, anonymous, threatening notes begin to appear in the Applewhites' mailbox. As the only two level-headed ones in the bunch, E.D. Applewhite and Jake Semple are determined to get to the bottom of things. Will they be able to save the camp--and the family--from disaster?

9781840227185 PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN, THE (PB) GEORGE MACDONALD WORDS S$5.50 No Description Available.

Cover art to come 9781933718767 KISS, KISS, BARK! (PB) KIM WILLIAMS-JUSTESEN PGW S$15.90

9780307980793 LUNCH LADY & THE VIDEO GAME VILLAIN (#9) (PB) JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA RANDOM HOUSE S$9.50

Mattie has a couple of dilemmas. First (sigh), her parents are making her babysit her humiliating younger brother nearly nonstop. What could BE more awful than the constant company of a 4-year-old brother who acts like a dog? Then, her best friend's brother begins to show serious interest in her. Mattie thinks all her prayers have come true, that is, until her best friend Livvy stops returning her phone calls. Is this how a best friend should act? Will she have to choose between her best friend and a budding romance, and who should it be? A family crisis will force Mattie to make some difficult decisions.

The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector! The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school security is at stake: student and staff high-tech gadgets are disappearing left and right. Whoever the culprit is, this is one stealthy thief—and the school is so busy with the election that he gets away with it every time. Luckily some of Lunch Lady's own culinary gadgets have eluded the crook, but will they be enough to catch this sticky-fingered bandit? And will Hector be able to pull off a victory?

9780316209342 SASQUATCH ESCAPE, THE (HB) SUZANNE SELFORS LITTLE BROWN US S$25.90

9780062020536 STORYBOUND (PB) MARISSA BURT HARPER US S$10.90

9780440870159 WHALE BOY (PB) NICOLA DAVIES TRANSWORLD S$11.90

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather¹s cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

In the land of Story, kids go to school to learn to be the perfect character: a brave Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They dream of the day when they will live out Tales written just for them.

Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible storm wrecks his home, Michael is forced to take a job working for a rich, mysterious newcomer named Spargo. Spargo asks Michael to search for one thing in the deep waters around Rose Town - whales...

Enter Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure, who helps Ben take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian in town -- the mysterious Dr. Woo. No one knows where Dr. Woo came from or why she's moved into the old button factory and renamed it Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital.

But when an ordinary girl named Una Fairchild finds herself Written In to Story, she discovers that the magical land is threatened by a dark secret. As she digs deep into Story's shadowy past, Una realizes that she is tied to the world in ways she never could have imagined—and it may be up to her to save it.

9780857532220 MISSION SURVIVAL 5: CLAWS OF THE CROCODILE (HB) BEAR GRYLLS TRANSWORLD S$20.90 When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Northern Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet! The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the Outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago...This is a gripping Australian adventure packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn.


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YOUNG ADULTS

9781423161424 MEET THE MARVEL SUPER HEROES (HB) SCOTT PETERSON HARPER US S$17.90 An A to Z guide to the heroes of the Marvel Universe, from Ant-Man to Hulk to Wolverine, with everyone else in between! Meet the Marvel Super Heroes will give detailed descriptions of everyone's favorite characters, including origins, powers, and secret identities. Full of trivia and fun facts on more than 100 heroes, this exciting book is sure to delight Marvel fans, young and old!

9780062187451 HOW ZOE MADE HER DREAMS (MOSTLY) COME TRUE (PB) SARAH STROHMEYER HARPER US S$13.90 When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want? Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve the Queen— Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding the Queen's evil lapdog caviar to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.

9780762446117 BEAUTIFUL DECAY (PB) SYLVIA LEWIS PGW S$17.90

9780061985805 BEGINNING OF AFTER (PB) JENNIFER CASTLE HARPER US S$13.90

Ellie Miller has always needed her space. Literally. With a touch that rots whatever she encounters, Ellie must keep people at a distance for their own good. Not that her classmates are itching to be best friends with the "freak" of the high school. So when newcomer Nate MacPherson makes it his mission to get close to her, Ellie has her suspicions. But when he identifies her as a viviomancer who can work the forces of life and reveals himself to be a necromancer who can manipulate death, Ellie finds herself trusting Nate and the romance that is blossoming between them.

The Beginning of After is a story of hope and healing from Jennifer Castle, a powerful new voice in teen fiction. When Laurel’s family dies in a horrific car accident, she struggles to put her life back together. She is now connected to David Kaufman, who lives down the block, and who lost his mother in the same crash. Both of their lives change—but not in the ways that they thought…

9780062024169 BEWITCHING: KENDRA CHRONICLES (PB) ALEX FLINN HARPER US S$13.90 Bewitching can be a beast. . . . Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out alright. Others didn't. I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I'm not still here because I'm stupid; I just don't age. You see, I'm immortal. And I pretty much know every-thing after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out. I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged

9781620612422 COLLECTOR: DANTE WALKER #1 (PB) VICTORIA SCOTT PGW S$17.90 Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of Hell’s best — a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

9780552566148 ACID (PB) EMMA PASS TRANSWORLD S$13.90

9780061834608 SHADOW GIRL, THE (PB) JENNIFER ARCHER HARPER US S$13.90

2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID the most brutal, controlling police force in history - rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed - or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.

Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she's with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I'm crazy. For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily's movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily's secret.


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Cover art to come 9781782300076 SILENT SATURDAY: FORBIDDEN SPACES #1 (PB) HELEN GRANT TRANSWORLD S$19.90 Seventeen-year-old Veerle is bored with life in suburban Brussels. But a chance encounter with a hidden society, whose members illegally break into unoccupied buildings around the city, soon opens up a whole new world of excitement - and danger. When one of the society's founding members disappears, Veerle suspects foul play.

9781620612262 FALLEN PRINCE: KEEPERS OF LIFE #1 (PB) SHEA BERKLEY PGW S$17.90 There is a magical realm that exists alongside the human realm, but it wasn’t always so. The firsts are beings who were created to nurture the land. The world was split into two realms, and the firsts were allowed to redeem themselves. Sadly, the majority continued with their selfindulgent behavior to the point where one of their own, a king, became so obsessed with power, he was secretly banished by the court in hopes his absence would calm the masses. But a spark of madness was ignited and not even the lost king's absence could curtail what he set in motion.

9781620611470 NATURALS: LOST SOULS #1 (PB) TIFFANY TRUITT PGW S$17.90 Ripped away from those she loves most, Tess is heartbroken as her small band of travelers reaches the Isolationist camp in the mysterious and barren Middlelands. Desperate to be reunited with James, the forbidden chosen one who stole her heart, she wants nothing to do with the rough Isolationists, who are without allegiance in the war between the Westerners and Easterners. But having their protection, especially for someone as powerful as Tess, may come at a cost.

Cover art to come 9780007515554 LIFE AFTER THEFT (HB) APRILYNNE PIKE HARPER UK S$18.90 Kimberlee’s dead. Has been for a while, actually. Stuck haunting the halls of her high school, she’s doomed to an afterlife of boredom. That is until the new kid shows up. The first thing Jeff spots is Kimberlee lying on the floor as other students walk right through her. Pretty soon she’s harangued him into helping her escape to the afterlife. Kimberlee guesses that once Jeff rights her mean girl wrongs she’ll be able to move on. But nothing is simple in life after death…

9780062062802 LOST CODE: ATLANTEANS #1 (PB) KEVIN EMERSON HARPER US S$13.90 Kevin Emerson's The Lost Code, first in the Alanteans series, tells the story of a near-future earth ravaged by global climate change. Owen Parker is about to learn that it isn't the first time the planet has been near destruction. Owen's ancestors were part of an ancient race whose advanced technology once almost destroyed the world. With the help of a mysterious, enchanting girl named Lily, Owen will have to understand his history and his genetic code to prevent global annihilation. He will also have to leave the bio-dome that keeps him safe and brave the post-apocalyptic wasteland beyond.


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