From new-born babies upwards, we’re really good at finding the right book for every child. Whether it’s a picture book, an early reader or a gripping adventure, we’ve got a great selection for your children to explore. If you need help, we love to recommend and we relish the challenge of engaging reluctant readers. We also carry Bond Assessment Papers, 11+ Practice Tests and lots of non-fiction to support your child’s curriculum.
The brand new picture book from the beloved and iconic Judith Kerr. This magical new book from the one and only Judith Kerr is brimming with her trademark warm humour and exquisitely imaginative artwork. Come on a wondrous journey with Katinka, a perfectly ordinary pussycat, with a not-quite-so-ordinary tail…
A classic-in-the-making from Judith Kerr OBE, recipient of the Booktrust Lifetime Acveivement Award and creator of the iconic Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, this delightful story is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.
Goth Girl & The Sinister Symphony
There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell.
Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land.
Ada can’t wait.
Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flower to flower in this delightful peep-through picture book. With beautiful illustrations from the award-winning, Britta Teckentrup, Bee celebrates the miracle of pollination as explored in Key Stage Two National Curriculum in schools. Ages: 3-5yrs
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy? You have? Great! Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn’t having quite as much luck as you are …Join one small book lover’s search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson.
This Book is out of Control
Ben and Bella are playing with Ben’s remote controlled fire engine. So why doesn’t it turn or spin or sound its siren when Ben presses the buttons? And why are strange things happening to Bella’s dog? This is a book that’s out of control and only the reader can help get things back to normal.
Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD and spends most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their lives. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour’s toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy’s disappearance. A captivating story of fear, hope, loneliness and friendship, for fans of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Meet five animals on their beastliest behaviour in this funny and absorbing narrative non-fiction title from award-winning author Nicola Davies. Animals Behaving Badly is a collection of funny and absorbing true stories about animals who have behaved badly, from the mischievous macaque monkeys in India to the clever kea birds in New Zealand. Ages: 7+
Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy
My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I’m going to be a SUPERHERO. Superheroes solve problems and make people happy, and that’s good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I’ve found out that before I was adopted my real mum called me ACE. So now I’ve got to prove to the world that’s what I am…
It’s not a secret that 11 year old Adam Butters is adopted, but what he didn’t know was that his mother originally called him Ace. A heartwarming and funny story about his quest to find his birth-mother and show her that he really is ace. From the author of A Boy Called Hope
Great Shelby Holmes Girl Detective
A hilarious Sherlock Holmes reboot set in modern-day New York. For fans of Robin Stevens and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Ages: 9+
Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen, using her uncanny analytical mind and sassy attitude to solve crimes which stump even the police department.
But when eleven-year-old John Watson moves in to her block of flats, Shelby finds a solution to the one puzzle that’s eluded her up until now: friendship. This dynamic duo find themselves swept up in a dog-napping case that’ll take both their talents to crack.