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We have so many brilliant stories, fascinating facts, innovative activities and inspiring teaching ideas to bring you this year. These are just the wonderful highlights! Discover the magical world of Tia in the thrilling, six-book Dragon Child series as she battles to collect the stolen Jewels of Power from the terrifying witches. There are also three delightful collections of folk and fairy tales with Girls, Goddesses and Giants by Lari Don in July, followed by The House of the Cats and Winter’s Tales. Two gripping standalone novels include The Finding of Freddie Perkins, an extraordinary story of a boy who has lost a lot, but something magical has found him, and One Day in Oradour, a powerful tale for older readers about a French village destroyed in World War II and the young boy who survived. The new Dark Hunter series for

reluctant readers follows Mr. Blood and his young assistants as they attempt to solve dark and terrifying mysteries. New poetry titles include Off by Heart, ideal for younger learners and the new curriculum, and Sun Time Snow Time, a multicultural collection from award-winning poet Grace Nichols.

pictures and artefacts behind the terrifying events in Plague Unclassified and The Great Fire of London Unclassified.

In non-fiction we’re taking you on a journey through nature, history, amazing animals and the human body. The RSPB Children’s Guide to Nature Watching is a colourful introduction to get children excited about exploring the world around them.

And finally, What Makes You You? is our mind-blowing introduction to DNA, breaking down complex concepts with amazing illustrations and science stories!

Car-Sized Crabs and other Animal Giants is a mammoth of a book with huge photos, mind-boggling facts and essential stats. World’s Worst Jobs might be smaller in size but it’s full of the most smelly, dangerous and disgusting jobs in history. We’ve teamed up with the National Archives to bring you all the facts,

Our spotter’s guides now include transport with the First Books of Aircraft, Cars, Tractors and Trucks and Trains.

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Andersen Press is delighted to announce an exciting addition to our prestigious picture book list. Celebrated illustrator David Roberts has teamed up with Peter Bently to produce Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines - a stylish and funny picture book like no other. Also new from Peter Bently is The Great Balloon Hullaballoo, another brilliant collaboration with Mei Matsuoka to sit alongside The Great Dog Bottom Swap and The Great Sheep Shenanigans. Animal fans will love the mother/baby mix-ups in Upside Down Babies, the vibrant new book from Jeanne Willis and Adrian Reynolds, and will be won over by an irrepressible Moose in the hilarious twist on a classic alphabet book Z is for Moose. And of course we have brilliant new books from master picture book creators and stalwarts of the Andersen List Michael Foreman and Tony Ross with I Love You, Too! and Boa’s Bad Birthday. Add Elmer and the Whale, a brand new Elmer adventure from David McKee, a new Warduff adventure and a stunning and original new picture book for 2014


from Satoshi Kitamura, and you have the type of first class picture book list that Andersen is so well known for. Here at Andersen we are growing a fiction list to be proud of, fastbecoming known as the home of daring, innovative and award-winning novels. Following the success of recent classics Everybody Jam and Out of Shadows, we have high hopes for heartbreaking debut Urgle which has got everyone talking. And on the subject of award-winners, Autumn welcomes a new novel from twice Carnegie-winner Berlie Doherty with The Company of Ghosts, a beautiful, haunting ghost story for teens, as well as the paperback of Newbery Medalwinner Rebecca Stead’s incredible critically-acclaimed novel Liar & Spy. Look out too for a poignant and moving new book from award-winning Sharon Creech, The Boy on the Porch. Future Jacqueline Wilson fans will love A Friend in Need, the second in a brilliant new series for girls of age 7+ written by Julia Jarman and illustrated by exciting new illustrator Kate Pankhurst. Also out for young readers

this Autumn is the third book in the hilarious Dragonsitter series by Josh Lacey, and illustrated by Garry Parsons. The Dragonsitter’s Castle is every bit as funny as the first book which was shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funny Prize – and that’s not all on the Dragonsitter front, look out for a fourth book in Spring 2014! Other exciting titles to look out for include Gabriel’s Clock, an exciting fantasy debut that fans of Jonathan Stroud will love, and The Ghost Prison – a stunning, hauntingly illustrated ghost story from Spooks Apprentice author Joseph Delaney that will haunt you long after you’ve put the book down! For more information or a catalogue please contact Andersen Press Ltd. Tel: 0207 840 8701 Fax: 0207 2336263 Email: andersenpublicity@


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what happens to twins Matt and Em, as they travel through time to stop the monsters in the Book of Beasts from being unleashed. In addition, we have launched a new series for the 9-12 age group; The Diary of Dorkius Maximus and the follow up (published in August) are the hilarious diaries of a young Roman dork who is desperate to let out his inner gladiator, but things don’t always seem to go to plan for the luckless Dorkius.

with remembering facts and figures, history and the mysteries of space in bitesized chunks. And in October we are adding to the ‘Best at Everything’ range with two bumper books for boys and girls, which let children in on the secrets of being the best at everything they do, whether it be perfecting an ollie on their skateboard or tidying their room in ten seconds flat!

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Jo Empson’s debut picture book RABBITYNESS was published to universal acclaim in 2012. NEVER EVER displays her inimitable sense of fun, her love of storytelling and surprise, and her delight in the magical world of the imagination.

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Jo Empson’s debut picture book Rabbityness has had an amazing year. Shortlisted for four major awards and longlisted for the Greenaway Prize, it has been recognised as a very special book by adults and children the world over. Its celebration of the individuality and the creativity in all of us, and the value of these life-affirming qualities when loss is encountered, resonates with everyone who reads the book. Nothing ever happens to me. Never, ever. Or does it? The sublime joke underlying Jo’s second book Never Ever demonstrates her inimitable sense of fun, her love of storytelling, language and surprise and her delight in the magical world of the imagination. Harold Finds a Voice, by Courtney Dicmas, features a parrot who is an amazing mimic, and who can imitate the sound of everything in his home. Tired of repeating the same old noises, he resolves to explore the other sounds out there in the big wide world. But what happens when he finally realises that he doesn’t have a voice of his own? This book is full of colour, humour, invention and onomatopoeia – perfect for joining in! Another debutant, Susanna Moores, deals with the age-old problem of sharing in It’s Not Yours, It’s MINE! Blieka has a present. It’s a lovely red ball, and it’s not for sharing! But what happens when the ball loses its air? Will help arrive, and will Blieka realise that sharing brings some unexpected benefits? Airlie Anderson’s Momo and Snap are NOT Friends is unique in that it is told solely through actions and sounds. We defy any reader not to want to imitate the characters’ gestures and utterances. Initially competitive, the two characters become united in adversity and learn the comfort of true friendship. Child’s Play is a fiercely independent publisher, actively promoting diversity and inclusivity, and specialising in whole-child development, focused play, life skills and values. Aimed mostly at 0-8 year olds, it caters for a wide range of different learning styles.


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Our books are for children who ask questions, seek adventure and want to travel to new worlds. Curious Fox launched in February 2013, so really we are a curious pup. However we already have an impressive list, with even more great titles planned for the future. Inspired by the inquisitive nature of the fox, our books will capture the attention of readers with thrilling tales, exciting escapades and dramatic endings. Let’s take a browse over our list: The Diamond Thief is a gripping tale of jewels, treachery and fiendish plans. Perfect for fans of steampunk and feisty heroines.

their mission before it’s too late? The Soterion Mission is great for fans of The Hunger Games. Amber has lost her memory and the only clues to her identity are a mobile phone and an amber necklace.

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EGMONT PRESS celebrates a big year with some BIG names, past and present. The last book in the GONE series launched with a bestselling bang and Michael Grant’s new series is gaining fans as the second book, BZRK: Reloaded, publishes; Barry Loser returns in his third adventure I Am So Over Being a Loser, amen; Elizabeth Wein’s emotive and much loved Code Name Verity, with over 50 award nominations, is rejacketed to sit alongside new companion novel Rose Under Fire; Winnie-the-Pooh relaunches under the branding The Bear for All Ages and is set to capture new hearts and minds; Lemony Snicket returns to ask another wrong question, When Did You Last See Her?; David


and Carrie Grant launch Jump Up and Join In, an interactive music picture book series; and the cherry on top? Michael Morpurgo’s glorious summer offering, Jo-Jo The Melon Donkey, a picture book beautifully illustrated by Helen Stephens. EGMONT PUBLISHING brings you Something Special, the BAFTA awardwinning comedy show for 0-6 year olds, shown twice daily on CBeebies. Its star, Mr. Tumble, adored by his audience, is instantly recognisable. We have two playful board book titles, Hide and Seek, where children can spot details though die-cut holes, discovering clues to where the characters are hiding and Mix and

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2013 promises to be another brilliant year for Franklin Watts, with more fantastic books for every child’s learning journey.

Continuing with the history theme, we have some stellar titles being released this year. It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King’s history changing speech, in I Have A Dream learn about This year Franklin Watts introduces a new range of board books. Each title in Dr King’s life and fight for equal rights in the 1960s. From bestselling duo Happy Baby focuses on a key part of your baby’s day. With beautiful colour Mick Manning and Brita Granstörm and in time for the WWI centenary in 2014, images, engaging questions and clear comes Charlie’s War Illustrated: labels, this is a series to enjoy with Remembering World War One. This your baby. is a unique and highly-illustrated evocation of a soldier’s experience of The Edge imprint continues to extend WWI, perfect for younger children. its range with the ever popular I Hero Also from Mick and Brita is Our New Quest series by the 2Steves, perfect Baby Inside, perfect for sharing with a for any budding heroes. Slipstream child to explore where they came from launches new titles to its Short, Graphic and Non-Fiction series as well or when a new sibling is expected. as brand new Slipstream Workbooks Following on from the awardfor teachers which accompany the winning Animals at the Edge; Very series. Mad, Bad and Just Plain Wonderful, Very Rare is a spectacular Dangerous is a hilarious new series book that introduces children to which takes a sideways look at some of the most endangered species the bizzare and outrageous from on Earth. Produced in association throughout history - and it’s all TRUE!


with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the large spectacular photos and engaging text will really capture a child’s attention and show why our wonderful wildlife is worth saving. The Franklin Watts website relaunched this year and is now available with loads of educational resources. Visit today and take advantage of the free downloadables.


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We are Hodder Children’s Books, the home to a fantastic array of highlyacclaimed writers and illustrators, all producing outstanding books for children. Our adorable picture books include much-loved characters such as Mick Inkpen’s Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick Inkpen has a brand new story with Wibbly Pig and the Tooky and, reissued just in time for the birth of the royal baby, Baggy Brown and the Royal Baby. More bears feature in our list this year with David Melling’s beloved Hugless Douglas having further adventures in We Love You Hugless Douglas! and, in Hairy Bear we have a warm and witty tale of a bear looking for the perfect home. The classic tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is the inspiration for Keep Out! – the long-awaited sequel to Shhh! and, perfect for every child who has gone to


bed under a pile of teddies every night, is Bears, Bears, Bears written by the award-winning Martin Waddell with illustrations from Lee Wildish. We also welcome Nicholas Allan, bestselling creator of The Queen’s Knickers, to our picture book list, with his brand new touching story of friendship and love in The Big-Hearted Book. Enid Blyton’s classic Secret Seven series gets a brand new look for today’s readers with new covers and inside illustrations by Tony Ross, and we celebrate 15 years of David Almond’s Skellig with a special cloth hardback edition. The highly-acclaimed Cressida Cowell returns with another adventure for Hiccup in How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero and, new to the scene, is debut author Julian Sedgwick who in Mysterium plunges his hero, 12-yearold Danny Woo, into a dangerous quest full of magic, mystery and

murder! There’s more adventure – of the high-sea kind - for the Amazing Esme as she sets sail to fight off dastardly pirates and for our favourite dog, Claude, as he embarks on a skiing trip. Finally, there’s rhyming fun from the irresistible pairing of Tim Healey and Chris Mould in Mortimer Keene’s Attack of the Slime – perfect for new readers. For older readers, our Young Adult list continues to challenge, thrill and excite, right through from Robert Muchamore’s No.1 bestselling CHERUB series to Sarah Mussi’s controversial Siege, Catherine Fisher’s The Box of Red Brocade, her thrilling sequel to The Obsidian Mirror, and a new Vampire Diaries – all perfect books for today’s teenagers to get their teeth stuck into!





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From beautiful picture books and innovative novelty titles, to exciting young fiction by best-selling authors, this year’s Little Tiger list is bursting at the seams with brilliant books for children of all ages.

Fiction imprint Stripes Publishing is equally busy, with several new series on their way this year. There’s intergalactic comedy action in Space Penguins – perfect for boys aged 6-8 – and an unstoppable band of robbers in Tracey Corderoy’s latest offering for This summer sees a variety of gorgeous young readers, Baddies, Beasties and new titles from picture book imprint a Sprinkling of Crumbs. And look out Little Tiger Press. Steve Smallman’s for some sequels; Geekhood: Mission entertaining tale of a clumsy bear in Improbable – Andy Robb’s follow-up Bear’s Big Bottom is bound to raise a to his Waterstones Prize-nominated giggle, whilst Who’s For Dinner? by the debut – arrives in April, and the second ever-popular Claire Freedman introduces in Harriet Goodwin’s chilling Hex Factor a sneaky fox and some rather clever series – Dark Tide – is out in September. farmyard animals. Stylishly illustrated Award-winning author Guy Bass launches books No! and Eddie and Dog are not the fourth in his Stitch Head series to be missed, and we’re super-proud to too, prior to an epic new series coming present Abigail, a dazzling new hardback in 2014 – The Legend of Frog, a highby Kate Greenaway Medal and UKLA octane and hilarious adventure set in a Book Award-winner Catherine Rayner. post-apocalyptic fairytale world.

will be happy to see her 25th Animal Story – The Puppy Who Was Left Behind – hit the shelves in June, and can also pick up her rip-roaring new series Maisie Hitchins, about a plucky young detective solving mysteries in Victorian London.

Fans of old favourites Little Hedgehog and the Lazy Ladybird will enjoy reading all about these classic characters’ escapades in two new picture books – One Special Christmas and Look Out Ladybird. Plus we’ve got a festive feast of Christmas books publishing in September, including a lovely story from Jane Chapman – Is It Christmas Yet?

Also launching this year is our brand new educational imprint, Little Tiger Kids. Encouraging children to learn through play, this striking list features a range of interactive and photographic books and puzzles designed to entertain and inform. Discover titles including My First Lift and Learn: 100 First Words, and My First Touch and Trace: Count 123, with more to come in May 2013.

Stripes is celebrating some big birthdays in 2013. We’re marking 10 years of David Roberts’ much-loved troublemagnet Dirty Bertie with three new laugh-out-loud books, including Toothy!, publishing in April. Plus we’ll be seeing more of Bertie’s mischievous friend Angela Nicely, who’s getting her very own series! Holly Webb’s loyal fans

Caterpillar Books continues to produce some of the best novelty titles around. Adorable lift-the-flap book Follow Me on the Farm is full of vibrant illustrations and a surprise ending, and our latest noisy touch-and-feel book Noisy Pets will go down a storm with younger children. Caterpillar branches out into the picture book market this year too, with Share – a quirky illustrated tale with a universal message – and Pi-Rat – a fun book about the most rascally rat to sail the seas!

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Macmillan caught up with Chris Riddell, author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, which publishes in September, and asked him a few questions. What were your favourite books when you were growing up? And what are your favourite books now you are grown up? One of my favourite books was ‘Flat Stanley’ by Jeff Brown. I loved the illustrations but I loved the concept even more. Stanley turns the tragedy of being flattened into triumph by embracing his flatness- becoming a kite, posting himself, hiding in a picture frame to catch a burglar - sublime! Another favourite was ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. I loved the story but I loved John Tenniel’s illustrations even more. My favourite was the white rabbit in his waistcoat and umbrella. I copied that illustration over and over, trying to analyse the cross-hatching. It was only later I discovered that Tenniel was also a political cartoonist and his cartoons were filled with characters right out of

important is it to encourage children to visit libraries over the school What influence do you feel these have holidays? on your work now? I think it is extremely important to Flat Stanley influenced Ottoline, a encourage children to use their local chapter book where the pictures are libraries, now more than ever, but integral with the text to telling the story. especially during the holidays. There is Tenniel inspired me to work both for compelling research that shows children children and adults. who read purely for pleasure during the summer holidays significantly improve Your new book, Goth Girl, is out this their academic performance when they year. Can you tell us about it? return to school. Wonderland.

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse follows-on from my Ottoline books in telling a story with words and pictures, and is an 18th century gothic novel for eight-year-olds. It is about Ada, the only daughter of the Byronic Lord Goth, England’s foremost bicycling poet and her adventures in the rambling ancestral home of Ghastly Gorm Hall. There are mythical creatures, distinguished lady novelists, radical cartoonists and of course, ghosts!

You’re also a political cartoonist. What are the differences you’ve found between illustrating for adults and illustrating for children? Children are often more discerning and perceptive when it comes to visual literacy. We can become more literal minded as adults. I do enjoy bringing my children’s book characters into my political cartoons in different guises- Tory trolls, Russian bears and nuclear white elephants.

You’re the official illustrator for the Summer Reading Challenge 2013. How What advice would you give to aspiring young writers and illustrators?

My advice to aspiring young writers and illustrators is to keep a notebook with you at all times and to write, doodle and sketch in it every day. My notebooks are where all my cartoon and story ideas begin and where I do all my thinking. I used to jot ideas down on pieces of paper then lose them but now they’re all kept together in my notebooks.


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Orchard are known and loved for the breadth and joy of their picture books and we hope you can share our excitement about some very special books this year. The Dark by Lemony Snickett and Jon Klassen is an amazing, wonderful book that is garnering rave reviews in the UK and around the world. The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup is a heart-lifting story about loss and death, a difficult subject which Britta handles with great sensitivity in her story focusing around the death of Fox and what it means for his woodland friends. Mandy Sutcliffe’s adorable Belle and Boo continue their adventures in Yummy Scrummy Day. For fun and mischief look no further than the wickedly naughty Ding Dong Gorilla! by Michelle Robinson, and Leonie Lord and the perilous counting adventure in Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty. We have plenty of Christmas goodies, but choosing just one to highlight, it’s the undoubtedly cute rhyme I Love You Father Christmas from bestselling duo Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd. Orchard’s series fiction continues to


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novel for 9+ from Jerry Spinelli, the award-winning author of Stargirl – Jake and Lily, a poignant tale of twins who have always shared a ‘special sense’ but are embarking on a journey of individualism and self-awareness. Our YA list is packed with exciting novels: kicking off with Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff, a thrilling ‘Jason Bourne for teens’ which has already been picked up by Hollywood and could be hitting your screens soon. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake brings ancient Greek gods into contemporary teens’ bodies with a gorgeously dark and gripping first book in this new series.

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2012 has been an unprecedented year for Walker Books with Patrick Ness and Jim Kay winning both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for A Monster Calls and Frank Cottrell Boyce winning the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Unforgotten Coat. With an array of amazing books from talent familiar and new, 2013 is set to be just as exciting. We have lashings of action with Anthony Horowitz’s Russian Roulette, the highly anticipated prequel to the bestselling Alex Rider series, charting the journey of a young assassin. A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in Kate DiCamillo’s genre-breaking Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Mysterious Traveller is an inspired tale about the strength of wisdom by Carnegie Medallist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, captivatingly illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Rob Lloyd-Jones’ debut novel Wild Boy is set in the underworld of Victorian London and will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by New York Times No. 1 bestselling cartoonist, Stephan Pastis, is sure to have kids in stitches. From Vivian French comes Stargirl Academy, a magical new series for girls while Scream Street author Tommy Donbavand returns with a monster comedy-horror series, Fangs Vampire Spy. We have an impressive range of young adult fiction too. From two-time Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness comes More Than This, a provocative new novel chronicling the life – or perhaps afterlife – of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.



Richard Kurti’s debut YA novel Monkey Wars is an unflinching examination of the politics of power. Edward Hogan returns with a second compelling and thrilling novel, The Messengers. Blood Donors is an edgy, funny mix of urban horror and social realism from radical new voice Steve Tasane. Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in Zoë Marriott’s The Night Itself while Sawbones by Catherine Johnson is a forensic crime thriller set in eighteenth century London. Look out too for some exciting new fiction from publishers Constable & Robinson and Little Island who we represent, including The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzie Cox, Bartolomé by Rachel van Kooji and The World’s Worst Mothers by Sabine Ludwig. If all this isn’t quite enough, we have a wonderful selection of picture books on offer. Silver Buttons is the exquisite new picture book from Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Bob Graham. Mo Willems returns with a riotous re-telling of a classic fairytale with Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs and That Is Not a Good Idea!, the hugely entertaining story of a hungry fox who meets a goose! Ballet Cat by Fiona Ross is a twirl of a book that celebrates friendship and individuality. From dynamic picture book maker Hervé Tullet comes Help! We Need a Title!, a book that tests the very meaning of a picture book story. Splash, Anna Hibiscus!, is the perfect summer read from Atinuke and

Lauren Tobia. Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony in The Promise, beautifully illustrated by award-winning Laura Carlin. Send for a Superhero! is an exciting blend of picture book and comic book storytelling from Michael Rosen and Katharine McEwen. Every baby is individual, so every Walker Book is individual too. Honk, Honk! Baa Baa! and Time for Bed by Petr Horacek will delight babies everywhere with engaging artwork and simple flaps. There are also some exciting graphic novels to look forward to. Bad dreams just got good in The Sleepwalkers, a striking new direction for Kate Greenaway shortlisted Viviane Schwarz. Set in a near-future Britain, Dark Satanic Mills is a powerful new story and debut comic book from award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick collaborating with brother Julian Sedgwick and internationally renowned comics artist John Higgins. In Non-Fiction, we have Patrick Dillon’s The Story of Britain, a magnificent narrative history of Britain from 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, brought to life by P.J. Lynch’s fine full-colour illustrations. Stewart Ross and acclaimed illustrator Stephen Biesty present some of the greatest explorations ever made in the remarkable Great Explorers. We are sure you’ll agree that 2013 is set to be another astounding year for children everywhere.


2013 sees another fantastic year of publishing for Wayland. Here are some of the highlights. The Infographics series presents scientific facts, information and processes in a visual format. It continues to grow with new titles on sport, technology, the animal kingdom, art and entertainment, natural resources and countries. Barmy Biogs is a brand new series, looking at the life stories of the most kooky, eccentric and downright barmy characters throughout world history. Illustrated with funny captions, the books will be unputdownable. Ever wondered if it was true that


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veterans, civilians and animals in WWI and WWII. A new series of picture books, Dragon School, follows a group of dragons who go on adventures which teach children about how to behave. Includes titles such as Ruby is Rude and Brandon is So Bossy.

Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 6-7. The engaging stories are perfect for 11+ readers who have a low reading ability. The Wayland website relaunched this year and is now available with loads of educational resources. Visit Wayland are delighted to be working today in partnership with The National Archives. Past in Pictures is a pictorial and take advantage of the free downloadables. look at life in hospitals, prisons, schools, the home, on holiday and during World War One from Victorian times. Beyond the Call of Duty details the outstanding bravery and courage of





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