101 Things to Do to Become a Superhero Helen Szirtes You are just 101 Things away from global fame (and possibly world domination). Inside this book is everything you need to transform yourself from mere mortal into exciting, dynamic total superhero material. Make things, learn amazing tricks, and be inspired by genius ideas in order to complete the transition from ordinary person to object of worship and admiration. Develop your... Stealth Telepathy Powers of Persuasion. Then... Select a sidekick Groom your dark side Before... Learning to fly (etc.) Your days as mere mortal are over. Learn, make, practise and cheat your way to hero (or evil villain) status. What are you waiting for?
101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring Richard Horne So much to do, so little time, so best to start early. Full of things to make, achieve, learn (and some things you shouldn't learn) this is the perfect handbook for any child who wants to revel in being young and not-boring. Can you Make an origami crane? Lie convincingly? Operate as a spy? Parents may need these skills (not origami) to wrest their child's copy from them and indulge in all the fun they should have had.
A Black Fox Running Carter Brian A beautiful lost classic of nature writing which sits alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer
This is the story of Wulfgar, the dark-furred fox of Dartmoor, and of his nemesis, Scoble the trapper, in the seasons leading up to the pitiless winter of 1947. As breathtaking in its descriptions of the natural world as it is perceptive its portrayal of damaged humanity, it is both a portrait of place and a gripping story of survival.
Uniquely straddling the worlds of animals and men, Brian Carter's A Black Fox Running is a masterpiece: lyrical, unforgiving and unforgettable.
A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting Robinson Michelle Bearspotting is a dangerous business – you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters – black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focus here. If you do, this guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in BEAR COUNTRY. Don't leave home without it. Are you ready? Good! Let's go...
A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is the laugh-out-loud, essential guide for all would-be bearspotters. To be studied with due care and attention. Don't say we didn't warn you...
A Thousand Splendid Suns Hosseini K. Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
Alice in Wonderland Activity and Sticker Book
What happens when Alice follows the white rabbit? Find out with this magical activity book, packed full of colourful stickers. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
Alice Through the Looking Glass Activity and Sticker Book
What happens when Alice goes through the looking glass? And who is the jabberwocky? Find out with this magical activity book, packed full of amazing stickers. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
All the Way Home Gliori Debi Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Brave Daddy must find out where he is and how to get home. But the Arctic creatures aren't that friendly and he stumbles along in the cold, lost... until he bumps into a reindeer, who takes them to breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority...
Can brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns? If only penguins could fly...
Framed as a secret story that loving Daddy Penguin only shares with Little One, adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart.
Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award, while her No Matter What is a perennial favourite with families all over the world.
And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini K. Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
Before We Met Whitehouse L. A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage.
Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home...
And can you ever really know what happened before you met?
Carry and Play. Christmas Cottingham Tracy Say hello to Santa and his reindeer in this magical carry-around Christmas book. Designed with a handle, this book will make learning first words fun for your baby! Bloomsbury's Carry and Play board books are packed full of bright and beautiful illustrations which young children will adore. The simple, engaging text introduces them to a variety of seasonal topics, including Christmas, Halloween and Easter, and includes first words such as chick, snowman, cat.
Carry and Play. Snowman
Meet the snowman and his snowy animal friends in this enchanting carry-around book. Designed with a handle, this book will make learning first words fun for your baby! Bloomsbury's Carry and Play board books are packed full of bright and beautiful illustrations which young children will adore. The simple, engaging text introduces them to a variety of seasonal topics, including Christmas, Halloween and Easter, and includes first words such as chick, snowman, cat.
Chef Singh Jaspreet Kirpal Singh is travelling on the slow train to Kashmir. As India passes by the window in a stream of tiny lights, glistening fields and huddled, noisy towns, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for fourteen years... Kirpal, Kip to his friends, is timorous and barely twenty when he arrives for the first time at General Kumar's camp, nestled in the shadow of the mighty Siachen Glacier that claimed his father's life. He is placed under the supervision of Chef Kishen, a fiery, anarchic mentor with long earlobes and a caustic tongue, who guides Kip towards the heady spheres of food and women. The smell of a woman is a thousand times better than cooking the most sumptuous dinner, kid, he muses, over an evening beer. Kip is embarrassed - he has never slept with a woman, though a loose-limbed nurse in the local hospital has caught his eye. In Srinagar, Kashmir, a contradictory place of erratic violence, extremes of temperature and high-altitude privilege, Kip learns to prepare indulgent Kashmiri dishes such as Mughlai mutton and slow-cooked Nahari, as well as delicacies from Florence, Madrid, Athens and Tokyo. Months pass and, though he is Sikh, Kip feels secure in his allegiance to India, the right side of this interminable conflict. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani terrorist with long, flowing hair is swept up on the banks of the river, and changes everything. Mesmeric, mournful and intensely lyrical, Chef is a brave and compassionate debut about hope, love and memory, set against the devastatingly beautiful, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir.
Circe Miller Madeline Orange Prize-winning, international bestselling author of The Song of Achilles In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. Breathing life into the ancient world, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magic and monsters, survival and transformation.
Coraline Gaiman Neil There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
Destructive Emotions Goleman D. Can the worlds of science and philosophy work together to recognise our destructive emotions such as hatred, craving, and delusion? Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, Daniel Goleman's extraordinary book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform our destructive emotions. Out of a week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from? And how can we transform them to prevent them from threatening humanity's collective safety and its future?
Divisadero Ondaatje Michael It is the 1970s in Northern California. A farmer and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work the land with the help of Coop, the enigmatic young man who lives with them. Theirs' is a makeshift family, until they are riven by an incident of violence - of both hand and heart - that sets fire to the rest of their lives. This is a story of possession and loss, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. Written in the sensuous prose for which Michael Ondaatje's fiction is celebrated, Divisadero is the work of a master story-teller.
Draw It. Christmas Kindberg Sally Where does Santa go for his summer holiday? What do reindeer dream of? And how do pirates celebrate Christmas? Draw these and 97 other weird and wonderful festive doodles in Sally Kindberg's brilliant new doodle book.
Draw it! London - Activity Book
Add boats to the map of the Thames, put fish in the pelican's mouth, draw the Jurassic fossils you spot in Green Park underground station and much more! Experience weird and wonderful London with this amazing doodle book, bursting with strange facts, fun things to colour in, maps, and plenty of space to draw! The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every kid from age 6-106 drawing away! Each includes over 100 stickers.
Eat, Pray, Love: Film Tie-In Edition Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert is in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realizes it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.