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NOISY CIRCUS By SAM TAPLIN
Roll up, roll up for the best show in town! Join the ringmaster as he introduces acrobats, musicians and clowns in this bright, busy picture book with musical sounds, especially composed by Anthony Marks. Little hands won't be able to resist pressing the buttons to hear all the sounds of the Big Top. Strong tabs at the top of the pages enable children to find their favourite scenes.
9781409564751 USBORNE S$30.90
ASK TRACY BEAKER AND FRIENDS By JACQUELINE WILSON This is a brilliant book for Jacqueline Wilson fans - a magic-8 style book of answers. Every other page features a piece of advice from Tracy Beaker or another favourite character from Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling books. Readers hold the book shut, ask themselves a question they're dying to know the answer to, then open the book at random and read whatever is on the page in front of them. Instant, magic answer!
9780552569989 TRANSWORLD S$11.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
PAWS AND WHISKERS By JACQUELINE WILSON This special anthology features the very best stories about cats and dogs from the world of children's literature, chosen by bestselling author and Battersea Cats and Dogs Home patron Jacqueline Wilson. It includes a brand new story by Jacqueline herself, Leonie's Pet Cat, as well as extracts from treasured classics such as The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams, and from modern favourite writers such as Anne Fine and Patrick Ness.
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The book also features personal new pieces from many authors about their own treasured pets, with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and more. This is a collection to enjoy and share for many years. For every copy sold, a significant donation will be made to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.
SURVIVORS #02: HIDDEN ENEMY By ERIN HUNTER Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book two in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series about a dog named Lucky. A Hidden Enemy was praised by Kirkus as "perfectly crafted" in a starred review. It will be welcomed by all fans of epic animal fantasy adventure. After discovering a forest filled with prey and fresh water, Lucky and the Leashed Dogs are sure that they have found their new home. But a fierce pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land and their menacing Alpha is determined to make sure that no other dogs settle there. Now Lucky finds himself forced to go behind enemy lines--and he has to decide which dogs will ultimately be his true allies. 9780062102621 HARPER US S$10.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
HOUSE OF SECRETS By CHRIS COLUMBUS HOUSE OF SECRETS follows three siblings and their family as they are forced to move to a mysterious new house in San Francisco and end up embarking on a journey to retrieve a dark book of untold power.
The first story in an epic fantasy adventure trilogy! When Brendan, Cordelia and Nell move to Kristoff House they have no idea that they are about to unleash the dark magic locked within. For the house once belonged to a crazed writer, whose stories have come to life. Literally. Now the Walker kids must battle against deadly pirates, bloodthirsty warriors and a bone-crunching giant. If they fail they will never see their parents again and a power-mad Witch will take over the world. No pressure then ...House of Secrets is the first book in a major new series. It's going to be epic. 9780007490158 HARPER UK S$11.90
9780062192479 HARPER US S$11.90
WILDWOOD CHRONICLES #3: WILDWOOD IMPERIUM By COLIN MELOY From Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society, comes the stunning third book in the New York Times bestselling fantasyadventure series the Wildwood Chronicles. A young girl's midnight sĂŠance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit. . . . A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland. . . . Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince. . . . As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. 9780062024749 HARPER US S$24.90
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RATBURGER By DAVID WALLIAMS The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title... From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed! 9780007453542 HARPER UK S$11.90
Catch David Walliamsâ€™ story telling here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uri_eaNjCAo
HERO By SARAH LEAN A story about a little dog with the heart of a lion. From the bestselling author of a 'A Dog Called Homeless'. Leo feels invisible - at school and at home. When he's not doing homework with his one friend, George, Leo spends most of his time in his imagination. It's easy to feel brave if he's pretending to be a gladiator. When an accident at school brings Leo overnight fame he likes being centre of attention, for once. But then Leo finds himself doing things he knows are wrong, just to impress his new 'friends'. And George no longer wants to be friends with a liar ...Disaster strikes when a meteor hits the town.
9780007512249 HARPER UK S$11.90
A little dog belonging to Leo's neighbour is missing and Leo knows he must be trapped. If Leo can bring the dog home, can he make it up to be the people he's hurt? Can he be a real hero? An extraordinary story about discovering what makes a true friend, and a true hero ... .
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STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY By GRACE LIN The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems - where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself.
9780316125970 LITTLE BROWN US S$11.90
MAXIMUM RIDE #08: NEVERMORE By JAMES PATTERSON Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known--now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can't be stopped. The danger mounts just as the boy genetically engineered to be her "perfect match", Dylan, has finally worked his way into Max's heart--and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max's heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance. In this powerful and moving finale to James Patterson's epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they've been waiting for--and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming. 9780316101745 LITTLE BROWN US S$13.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
INFINITY DRAKE #1: SONS OF SCARLATTI By JOHN MCNALLY Humour and high adventure combine in the biggest action debut in years - even if its characters are very small. Infinity Drake - aka Finn (at least his mum stopped him being christened e=mc2) - is looking forward to a week away with his mad scientist uncle when they are summoned to a crisis meeting. A lethal bio-weapon has been released by a pitiless villain, with incalculable consequences for mankind...UNLESS Al can shrink a military team to hunt down the beast. No one reckons on Finn getting dragged along - but then disaster strikes. Shrunk to 9mm tall, Finn has to jump in a tiny apache helicopter with two soldiers and a crack female pilot in a race to avert disaster and destroy the Scarlatti - the uber-wasp killing machine that's out there, very angry, and many times their size...(And if you think that's trouble, just wait till Grandma finds out.)
9780007521593 HARPER UK S$18.90
IGNITE ME: SHATTER ME #3 By TAHEREH MAFI The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.” With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end. 9780062318787 HARPER US S$13.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
UNITE ME: SHATTER ME By TAHEREH MAFI Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me and Destroy Me, in print for the first time ever. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette's journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the hotly anticipated final novel of the series. Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner's point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can't stop thinking about herâ€”and he'll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow. Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. 9780062327963 HARPER COLLINS S$11.90
The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu.
SELECTION STORIES: THE PRINCE AND THE GUARD By KIERA CASS The two novellas set in the world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in print for the first time. The Prince and The Guard both offer captivating views into the hearts and minds of the two men fighting to win America Singer's love. This collection also features exclusive bonus content, including a sneak peek at The One, the eagerly anticipated final novel in the Selection trilogy. Before America arrived at the palace to compete in the Selection, there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. The Prince opens the week before the Selection begins and follows Maxon through the first day of the competition. 9780062318329 HARPER COLLINS S$11.90
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REQUIEM By LAUREN OLIVER A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's acclaimed Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead.
9780062014542 HARPER COLLINS S$13.90
Named an Amazon Best Book of the Year, this sophisticated and wideranging novel brings the New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT: DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE #2 By LAINI TAYLOR Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
9780316133982 LITLE BROWN US S$14.90
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
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DIVERGENT By VERONICA ROTH This special edition of the first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy features cover artwork from the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are electrifying thrillers filled with tough decisions, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. The paperback edition includes exciting bonus materials: an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, quiz questions, writing tips, and a peek of the second book in the trilogy. Divergent, in cinemas 21st March 2014. View Divergent movie trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6HHCxLZftQ Image (top): 9780062289858 9780007538065 HARPER UK HARPER US S$13.90 S$13.90
DIVERGENT SERIES COMPLETE BOX SET By VERONICA ROTH Veronica Roth's entire Divergent trilogy is available together for the first time, with a bonus booklet about the series. Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, the complete collection includes the full text of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant, plus "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a forty-eight-page booklet including faction manifestos, a faction quiz and results, a Q&A with Veronica Roth, playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more! -Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society.â€œ -Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
9780007538041 HARPER UK S$42.06
- Allegiant: The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
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FOUR: A DIVERGENT STORY COLLECTION By VERONICA ROTH More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled this collection of short stories told from Four's perspective plus the knife-throwing scene known as 'Free Four' .
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Each brief story in this collection explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships. Features the following stories: 'The Transfer', 'The Initiate', 'The Son', 'The Traitor' plus the knife-throwing scene known as 'Free Four' .
9780062285683 HARPER US S$13.90
INSIDE DIVERGENT: THE INITIATEâ€™S WORLD By CECILIA BERNARD Illustrated with more than 150 photographs-many never before seen-this eyecatching volume takes you inside the film version of Divergent where you'll relive the electrifying story of Tris, Four, and all of the other characters from their world. Unforgettable scenes, such as the Choosing Ceremony and Ferris Wheel are included.
Cover art to come 9780007555383 HARPER UK S$11.90
9780062315601 HARPER US S$11.90
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RIO 2: JUNIOR NOVEL By CHRISTA ROBERTS From the creators of Ice Age and Epic, Rio 2 flies into theaters in April 2014. Join Blu, Jewel, and all your favorite Rio characters for a wild adventure perfect for young fans! When Linda and Tulio spot a blue Spix's Macaw deep in the Amazon jungle, Blu and Jewel pack up their family and fly off to help locate more of their species. Jewel is eager for the kids to know more about life in the wild, but Blu is a little overwhelmed. The jungle is full of surprises. There are new friends to meet, new places to explore, and some cool, new jungle grooves! In cinemas, 10 April 2014 View movie trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SXfVyrpwxI
9780062285041 HARPER US S$7.90
RIO 2: OFF AND FLYING By CARI MEISTER From the creators of Ice Age and Epic, Rio 2 flies into theaters in April 2014. Join Blu, Jewel, and all your favorite Rio characters for a wild adventure in this retelling of the movie perfect for young fans! The sighting of another blue Spix's Macaw in the Amazon sends Blu and Jewel on a trip across the country. Their kids have never been anywhere but Rio, and with all there is to see and do in the jungle, home is the furthest thing from their minds! Filled with full-color illustrations from the film, this 8x8 storybook is sure to be a hit.
978006228976 HARPER US S$4.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
RIO 2: ONE BIG FAMILY By CATHERINE HAPKA From the creators of Ice Age and Epic, Rio 2 flies into theaters in April 2014. Join Blu, Jewel, and all your favorite Rio characters for a wild adventure in this retelling of the movie, perfect for young fans! When a wild blue Spix's Macaw is spotted in the Amazon jungle, Blu and Jewel head off to search for more of their kind. But who they meet is the biggest surprise of all. Based on the movie, Rio 2: One Big Blue Family is a Level 2 I Can Read book, perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
9780062284983 HARPER US S$4.90
RIO 2: UNTAMED TALENT By CARI MEISTER From the creators of Ice Age and Epic, Rio 2 flies into theaters in April 2014. Join Blu, Jewel, and all your favorite Rio characters for a wild adventure in this retelling of the movie perfect for young fans! The Amazon has a cool new groove, and everyone is getting swept up in the beat. Even Nigel! Auditions for Carnaval might just be the perfect cover for him to search for Blu. That is, if he doesn't get caught up in the show! Filled with full-color illustrations from the film, this 8x8 storybook is sure to be a hit. 9780062284969 HARPER US S$4.90 MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
RIO 2: VACATION IN THE WILD By CATHERINE HAPKA From the creators of Ice Age and Epic, Rio 2 flies into theaters in April 2014. Join Blu, Jewel, and all your favorite Rio characters for a wild adventure in this retelling of the movie perfect for young fans! Blu and Jewel are taking the kids on a trip to the Amazon jungle. Jewel wants the kids to know what it was like for her growing up in the wild, but Blu is missing the comforts of home. Will this vacation be one to remember?
9780062284990 HARPER US S$4.90
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