Sensational September Reads!

Keep reading to find out more about our new books… Find out how things get UGLY in Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s brand new picture book, THE UGLY FIVE, catch up on the second SUPER AWKWARD instalment of Bella’s escapades in TRULY MADLY AWKWARD and help your young reading NINJAS build a love of reading with the LEGO Ninjago Movie Junior Novel – inspired by the upcoming movie!

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five HB

Who’s that singing on the savannah? It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savannah, rejoicing in their ugliness – and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are. Inspired by the real-life Ugly Five safari animals, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved. The funny, heart-warming rhyme is a joy to read aloud, while bold, comical illustrations bring the savannah spectacularly to life.



Mopoke the owl loves peace and quiet, but the bush is full of many, many annoying disturbances. Poor Mopoke is about to find out that you can’t always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, this debut picture book by Philip Bunting is destined to become a classic. Perfect for all fans of Jon Klassen and Chris Haughton.

A Werewolf Named Oliver James

A Werewolf Named Oliver James HB

On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James: he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! Suddenly, he can run faster than an express train! He can leap higher than tall buildings! He’s stronger than a lion! There’s only one problem: what on earth will his parents say, when he gets home? Nicholas John Frith’s third picture book is a rich, dramatic visual feast – and a wickedly funny romp featuring the most endearing little werewolf imaginable.

Enchanted Pony Academy

All That Glitters

Welcome to the Enchanted Pony Academy, where glittery ponies learn how to use their magic! Skydancer can talk to any animal with wings—a very useful Glitter Gift, and one she’s always enjoyed (having your mane braided by birds is fun!). But when she stumbles upon a dragon at the edge of the Enchanted Pony Academy grounds, Skydancer is terrified. Can she be brave enough to use her Gift and convince the dragon to go away … before everything goes up in flames?

Create Your Own Fantastic Quest

I Am Jiffpom

Follow the adventures of Instagram’s cutest pup in this super-adorable book. Full of seflies, stickers, Jiffmojis and activities – it’s a cuteness overload guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. From ‘Jiffpom’s Guide to the Perfect Selfie’ to finding out ‘Which Jiffpom Are You?’, this is a book for anyone who just can’t get enough of Jiffpom.

Truly Madly Awkward

Truly Madly Awkward

Oopsie! Bella’s the goddess of digging big holes for herself. Somebody throw her a rope! Right now, our favourite Queen of Awkward is in a pit so deep it pretty much reaches Down Under. Her fledgling relationship with Hot Adam has stalled. (As in, he isn’t speaking to her.) Something is up with the best-friend thing she had with Tegan and Rachel. Plus – horror of horrors – her ex Luke now has an ACTUAL MODEL as his new girlfriend. Is he missing her? Yeah, right! Obviously, what Bella needs in her life just now is to dress up as a dog to promote Mum’s new doggy ice cream parlour, Give a Dog a Cone. Seriously – what? Give a girl a break, more like!!!

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

So you want to go into space? WHY?! (No, really – it’s sort of a terrible idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside – it’s lovely right where we are.) Not convinced? GOOD! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries – there’s something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe – there’s so much we still don’t know. UK and Ireland’s best-loved comedian Dara Ó Briain takes you on a journey from the safety of your comfiest chair to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond!)

Horrible Histories: Gruesome Great Houses

Gruesome Great Houses

Discover all the foul facts about fifty gruesome great houses in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GREAT HOUSES covers the history of Britain and Ireland from the time of the savage Stone Age right up until the present day. Full of dark mysteries, gruesome ghost stories and terrible tales of betrayal and revenge, it’s a seriously horrible read with all the gore and more.

Fighting Fantasy

Fighting Fantasy: Citadel of Chaos DO NOT FEED OUT

PART STORY, PART GAMEPURE ADVENTURE! The multi-million copy globally bestselling choose-your-own-adventure series is reignited for a brand new generation.

Citadel of Chaos You are a fearless young wizard, armed with magic spells – the last hope to defeat the dread warlord Balthus Dire whose sorcery threatens the land. You must enter his forbidden citadel and take on his monstrous minions, or perish in the process… step up, hero, it’s time to fight!

Forest of Doom A war is raging and your help is needed to vanquish the evil trolls. To save the dwarfs, you must find the grand wizard Yaztromo and track down the pieces of a legendary war hammer lost in the depths of Darkwood Forest where gruesome monsters lurk … Step up, hero, it’s time to fight!

House of Hell Taking refuge in the infamous House of Hell may be the worst mistake of your life… The dangers of the torrential storm outside are nothing compared to the blood-curdling adventures that await you inside, where a den of demon worshippers are preparing an initiation ceremony tonight… will you be one of their sacrifices?

Ninjago Junior Novel & The LEGO® Ninjago® Movie: High-Tech Ninja Heroes / Lord Garmadon, Evil Dad (Flipbook)

The LEGO® Ninjago Movie: 9x9 Flipbook

The LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE hits cinemas on October 13th, with an all-star cast featuring Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen and more. Meet Lloyd. He’s the leader of the Secret Ninja Force, a high school student and his dad is pretty much the most evil guy ever – Lord Garmadon. It’s up to Lloyd and the rest of the Secret Ninja Force to take down Garmadon and save Ninjago City! Kids can become Ninja readers with these two books inspired by the hit film and featuring full-colour images from the movie. The Junior Novel is the book of the film, so kids can enjoy the story again and again, and in High Tech Heroes, a full colour flip book, kids get two books in one!

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