Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12: The Getaway
With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas. With engaging writing, hilarious illustrations on every page and an action-packed holiday-based plot, THE GETAWAY is a winner. Suitable for 7-12 years old.
Father Christmas's Fake Beard
Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. Suitable for 9-11 years old.
Were Going On A Bear Hunt: Snowglobe Gift Book
We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For over a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new gift hardback edition includes a superb snow scene on the cover to add fun and festive flurries to your favourite family adventure story. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest! Suitable for 3-7 years old.
Pop Up Christmas
Open this beautiful pop-up book for little children and watch as the pages magically burst into life. Each page has a colourful festive scene, including a snowman outside Santa's workshop, busy elves wrapping Christmas gifts and Santa and his reindeer flying across the starlit sky. A beautiful gift to share with little ones this Christmas. Suitable for 1-4 years old.
Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison! Suitable for 8-12 years old.
Christmas Puzzles Pad
Stuffed with snowmen, reindeer, mistletoe and more, this exciting activity book contains over 100 puzzles to keep children busy during the lead up to Christmas. Puzzles include a Christmas present wordsearch, an ice palace maze, a festive quiz and much more. All the answers are at the back of the book. Suitable for 5-7 years old.
Paddington Pop-Up London Mti
Discover Paddington’s London in this spectacular gift book with 6 pop-up scenes - as featured in the new movie! Join Paddington – the bear from Darkest Peru - as he leads his adored Aunt Lucy on an imaginary journey through the streets of London. Six stunning illustrated pop-up scenes from the forthcoming movie have been lovingly recreated in this spectacular gift book. Enter a stylish paper-engineered world where iconic settings such as St. Pauls, Big Ben and Tower Bridge form the backdrop for this touching celebration of London, family and, ultimately, of belonging. Suitable for 3-6 years old.
Master Builder Roller Coaster Marble Run
Build your own 70cm tall marble run completely out of paper! Race two marbles against each other from two starting points, and watch them roll through a funnel, along separate paths including a gravity-defying loop-the-loop, and down fun steps and amazing slopes. Entertaining to build and play with alike, this pack will keep kids and adults alike busy for hours. Simple mechanics and principles of engineering and physics are explained in bite-sized text alongside your instructions to build this paper engineering masterpiece. As fun to build as it is to play with! Suitable for 7-12 years old.
Magnus Chase and Ship of The Dead (Book 3)
Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.
Busy London At Christmas
It's Christmas in London! Push, pull and slide the London scenes to explore the sights of the busy city. Turn the London Eye or open Tower Bridge while Santa makes his way through the snowy city. Look out for him amongst the Christmas shoppers, carol singers and even a snowman. There's even a very special visitor to Buckingham Palace! Busy London at Christmas is a big, bright board book with easy-to-use mechanisms that are designed for toddlers. The colourful illustrations are packed with detail and things to spot, making it the perfect introduction to Christmas in London. Suitable for 1-4 years old.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried – until now.
Dk Children's Encyclopedia
The ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia full of information and amazing images on over 250 key topics arranged from A to Z. This is the book that explains everything for kids aged 7 to 9. Packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite - and KS2 - subjects, DK Children's Encyclopedia covers nine different colour coded subject areas: art, people, history, earth, nature, science, technology, space and human body. Arranged alphabetically, every page in this children's encyclopedia is packed with fun facts and amazing photographs. Your child can dive straight in working from the front to the back or jump to a page that catches their eye to discover all about our wonderful world. If they are not sure where to go next, the 'See also' boxes will suggest related topics. This lets children make links across topics and subject areas and create their own journey through DK Children's Encyclopedia. There are also comprehensive content and index pages and a glossary which lists of some of the more difficult words with an explanation. While the reference section contains useful lists, diagrams and tables, including a map of the world and lists of great artists, scientists and writers. Finally there are 'The Story of...' pages which bring together information about different subjects to get children thinking about things from lots of different angles.