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Cover Art for 9781760760946, With a Little Kelp from Our Friends by Mathew Bate

With a Little Kelp from Our Friends

The Secret Life of Seaweed


by ( Jan, 2021 )

'A great, easy-to-understand book for kids about how important seaweed is.' - Tim Flannery Did you know that feeding seaweed to cows can reduce the methane in their burps and farts by more than half? Or that a forest of kelp absorbs more carbon than a tropical rainforest of the same size? We can even make edible bioplastics from seaweed! Beyond the tideline, there are around 10,000 types of seaweed. An essential ingredient for life on Earth, seaweed has sustained animals and people for many thousands of years. From ancient history and mythology to modern uses in food, health and medicine, discover how seriously cool seaweed is, and how it can even help tackle climate change. Complete with a guide to common seaweeds and foraging guidelines, this charmingly illustrated picture book will educate and inspire, and encourage respect for the natural world.

Cover Art for 9780648872214, Reggie Red by Josie Layton

Reggie Red


by ( Feb, 2021 )

With freckles and curls so big and so red, Reggie felt worried; "Just look at my head! Others have hair that is brown, blonde and flat, How can I make my hair look like that?" Reggie Red tells the story of a little girl who discovers that beauty is far more than what you see on the outside.

Cover Art for 9781534477568, The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town’s most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts.

To Barclay’s horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers.

But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he’s always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him.

Cover Art for 9781784883799, The Ultimate Book Of Chocolate by Melanie Dupuis

The Ultimate Book Of Chocolate

Making your chocolate dreams come true


by ( Mar, 2021 )

In The Ultimate Book of Chocolate trained pastry chef Melanie Dupuis will teach you how to make your chocolate dreams become a reality. Learn how to temper, mould and decorate like a pro with the complete guide to everything chocolate. Melanie guides the reader with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions on all the essential techniques, from tempering to making ganache, chocolate mousse, creme anglaise, biscuit bases, meringue and more. The main recipes include every chocolate dessert you could ever imagine, from caramel bonbons and millionairetsquo;s shortbread to Easter eggs, truffles, macarons, cakes, Swiss rolls, eclairs and more. This is a masterclass in making chocolate desserts from an expert pastry chef, and is truly a chocoaholic squo;s dream book!

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



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?