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Cover Art for 9781760507671, Oli and Basil: The Dashing Frogs of Travel by Megan Hess

Meet Oli and Basil, the dashing frogs of travel, in Megan Hessssquo;s first World of Claris story! Two frogs dream of flying, but donhsquo;t realise that theylsquo;ll need each other to take to the skies Pellip; Oli is an artist who dreams up wild, fabulous machines, but he doesnnsquo;t know how to build them. And Basil is a master craftsman who can build anything from scratch sdash; except he doesntsquo;t know what to build. If only there was a way that these two dashing frogs could become friends uellip; From the beloved creator of the Claris stories comes this heart-warming adventure about the joys of newfound friendship.The first World of Claris adventure from beloved childrenusquo;s author Megan Hess.Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!

Cover Art for 9780711259027, Malala Yousafzai (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel

When Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan, her father was determined she would have every opportunity that a boy would have. She loved getting an education, but when a hateful regime came to power, girls were no longer allowed to go to school. Malala spoke out in public about this, which made her a target for violence. She was shot in the left side of her head and woke up in hospital in England. Finally after long months and many surgeries, Malala recovered, and resolved to become an activist for girls education. Now a recent Oxford graduate, Malala continues to fight for a world where all girls can learn and lead. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activists life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Cover Art for 9781760976507, Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell

Bedtime is Boring

Picture Book

by ( Mar, 2021 )

Billy Bunny REALLY doesn't want to go to bed. He's NOT tired! Not even a little bit. It may be bedtime, but Billy is NOT going quietly... See if Billy wins the bedtime battle in this hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by (a quite tired) David Campbell.

Cover Art for 9781406385526, Maybe... by Chris Haughton

Maybe...

Hardback

by ( Mar, 2021 )

From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulging your more mischievous, cheeky side (when nobody is looking). Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. "Ok, monkeys! I'm off," says the big monkey. "Now remember. Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there." Mmm . mangos! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangos. Hmm ... maybe . maybe they could just look at the mangos? That'd be ok, right?

Cover Art for 9781770857117, 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside by Dawn Isaac

Let them go outside and play! More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity.

101 Things For Kids To Do Outside is ideal for parents, teachers, and all those working with youth. This book is ideal for the children who like gaming, TV, movies, the soft couch, and even too many snacks. The kids who believe "there's nothing to do outside" can learn and be encouraged to experience the joy of outdoor play.

Each activity is described in language easy for a 6- to 9-year-old and illustrated with engaging graphics. Younger children may need direction, at least the first time. Large pictures display all the fun to be had. The activities range from 10 minutes to hours and hours of fun. Some require creativity, make-believe or physical exertion but they are all outside. Perfect for rainy days, sunshiny days, even snowy days.

Examples of the 101 activities are:

Weave a bird's nest Set up a potion lab Make nature rubbings Build a crawl tunnel Hold a mini Olympics Build a human sundial Make a nature walk bracelet Capture animal tracks Fly a homemade kite Make a rain gauge Make a snow maze.

Cover Art for 9781770857537, 101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day by Dawn Isaac

In 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside Dawn Isaac presented a diverse collection of activities designed to inspire kids to get out of the house and play. Rainy days are a different matter. Knowing that it can be particularly challenging to pull kids off the couch, Isaac created 101 activities for indoor fun, all thoroughly tested and approved by children.

These activities are sure to entertain. There are one-on-one games and party games, quiet activities and raucous treasure hunts, projects for one person or a group, homemade toys and food treats, science experiments, play acting and make believe, indoor gardening and much more.

The 101 things are described in light-hearted text with clear instructions, amusing illustrations and photographs of kids having fun. All of the activities use items found around the home. Younger children may need direction. The activities range from 10 minutes to a full day.

Here are some examples:

Make ice cream in a plastic bag Take and lift fingerprints Girls can try new hairstyles, set up a spa, hold a junk fashion show Mix bath paints Build a shoebox house Have an indoor snowball fight (with crumpled paper) Make an "I Spy" jar Catapult marshmallows Make a heart garland Compete in hands-free ping pong.

It can be difficult to get children away from the screen because the alternative is less appealing. 101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day can change that. It is a great way to banish day-long couch sessions and rediscover the joy of play.

Cover Art for 9781789561524, Chill Out: My Mindfulness Activity Book by Ups!de Down Books

Age range 5 to 9 Step inside for a magical mash-up of puzzles and games for kids, all with the theme of Mindfulness at their core. Each page bursts with kind and creative activities to help soothe the mind, focus in on a task and bring a little bit of peace to any child's day. With each fun activity and friendly tip, mindfulness becomes relatable and enjoyable, helping kids to zone in and have fun, all at the same time.

Cover Art for 9781953399441, Ninja Life Hacks Journal for Kids by Mary Nhin, Grit Press, Grow

This growth mindset journal empowers kids to manage their emotions and feelings, and helps them develop grit, resilience, gratitude, positive self-talk, and so much more.

A companion journal to the Ninja Life Hacks books, children will discover confidence and goal-setting exercises.

GROWTH MINDSET: Helps children learn that mistakes and failures help us grow and that they can achieve anything with grit!

PERFECT GIFT: Makes a perfect gift from a parent, grandparent, teacher, or older sibling.

BEAUTIFUL KEEPSAKE - This guided journal has 180 pages of growth, social-emotional learning, and life skills. It will be a great keepsake for your child as they grow older.

Cover Art for 9780857835291, 101 Things for Kids to do Screen-Free by Dawn Isaac

'Packed with original ideas.' - the Telegraph on 101 THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY 'A quarter of the price of a theme-park ticket and delivers significantly better value for money.' - the Independent on 101 THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO OUTSIDE From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative, fun and occasionally silly ideas for games and activities. From creating a mini golf course to mastering hands-free eating, from squirt gun painting to microwave mug cakes, every single activity is fun, easy and 100 per cent screen free. With exciting makes including no-sew sock creatures and stress balls, and wacky games such as outdoor noughts and crosses and thumb wrestling tournaments, Dawn's engaging and entertaining ideas are sure to provide hours of fun. So put away your tablets and mobile phones, switch off the TV and leave the computer alone - it's time to get screen free.

Cover Art for 9781529025590, The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play by Laura Brand

The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play

Easy Activities & Creative Craft for Kids and their Grown-ups

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2020 )

Foreword by Fearne Cotton. The Joy Journal for Magical Everyday Play by Laura Brand showcases fifty engaging activities for creative, everyday playtime to encourage a connection to nature, sense of joy and bonding with your kids, while nurturing your own inner child too. The activities are mindful, creative and, crucially, very easy things to make and do with children that you will enjoy as much as they will. From moon sand to flower soup and nature wands there are short, long, loud and quiet activities to take you from morning to evening – each with a focus on the risk factors: volume of effort vs child engagement and mess. Laura Brand has been testing these while writing and raising her two-under-two, and shares the happy accidents and road blocks she’s hit along the way in honest, open and often funny introductions to each of the exercises. This beautiful handbook will help you to inject fun, mindfulness and craft into bath-times, rainy afternoons, long journeys and play dates and to resist (as much as possible!) the temptation to succumb to screen time. Chapters take you through the seasons, with indoor, outdoor and on-the-go activities that are easy and fun every day. The Joy Journal will arm you with a variety of fun, focussed activities made with store cupboard and easily foraged supplies that you can turn to time and again.

Cover Art for 9781419719103, Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty

Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favourite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared., Created by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the same New York Times bestselling team who brought us Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, this activity book will be perfect for old and new fans alike!

Cover Art for 9781474613156, The Last Assassin by Peter Stothard

The Last Assassin

Hardback

by ( Oct, 2020 )

'A political thriller, and a human story that astonishes' Hilary Mantel Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March, not only on Brutus and Cassius, immortalised by Shakespeare, but all the others too, each with his own individual story. The last assassin left alive was one of the lesser-known, Cassius Parmensis, a poet and sailor who chose every side in the dying republic's civil wars except the winning one, a playwright whose work was said to have been stolen and published by the man sent to kill him. Parmensis was in the back row of the plotters, many of them Caesar's friends, who killed for reasons of the highest political philosophy and lowest personal pique. For fourteen years he was the most successful at evading his hunters but has been barely a historical foot note - until now. THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a history of a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.

Cover Art for 9781474983310, Design Activity Book by Alice James

Design Activity Book

Hardcover

by ( Mar, 2021 )

An entertaining activity book packed with fun design projects - from lettering and book covers to costumes and gadgets. Full of helpful tips and space to imagine, draw and create. This write-in activity book explores all sorts of design skills, from how to create stunning new typefaces and furniture, to designing costumes, games and websites. Aspiring designers will have hours of fun coming up with their own designs, guided by lots of handy tips and tricks to help them along the way.

Cover Art for 9780143796381, The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

Green Peas is our name and pranking's our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A plague of fluffy guinea pigs? It's next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it's about more than just fun. We're determined to make a difference. And when the adults won't listen, us kids will find a way to be heard - as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

Cover Art for 9780734419712, The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

'I was eleven when everything started and twelve by the end. But that's another way maps lie, because it felt like the distance travelled was a whole lot further than that.' Sorrento, Victoria - 1999 Fred's family is a mess. Her mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop's had to go away; Luca's girlfriend, Anika, and her son have moved in; and Fred's just found out that Anika and Luca are having a baby of their own. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map. Even as the world feels like it's spinning out of control, a crisis from the other side of it comes crashing in. When 400 Kosovar-Albanian refugees arrive in the middle of the night to be housed on an isolated headland not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family, as she navigates one extraordinary year that will change them all. A middle-grade coming-of-age story inspired by true events about the bonds of family, the weight of grief and the power of compassion for fans of THE BONE SPARROW, WOLF HOLLOW and THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.

Cover Art for 9781760894528, Aussie Kids: Meet Taj at the Lighthouse by Beneba Clarke, Maxine

Hi! I'm Taj. This is my favourite T-shirt. I brought it to Australia from my old home. My family came here after a long journey. It was hard at first, but now I love my new home!