#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with a new and utterly unique romance.
'An endearing, affecting portrayal of the journey of love. Everything Yoon touches turns to gold... this cinematic supernatural romance will be no exception' Booklist
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman - she's even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.
When she's given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out - from the moment they first catch each other's eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.
For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love - that it doesn't last.
But at the dance studio she meets X - tall, dreadlocked, fascinating - and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie's mind about love?
'A story of love's unpredictability and the importance of perspective that unfolds with ease and heart' Publisher's Weekly
'A remarkable, irresistible love story that will linger long after the reader turns the final page' Kirkus
Praise for Nicola Yoon:
'Gorgeous and lyrical' New York Times
'Powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching' Jennifer Niven
'This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut' Jodi Picoult
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex's first children's book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book's storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.
This is your bench
Where you'll witness great joy.
From here you will rest
See the growth of our boy.
In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.
Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons - moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.
Working in watercolour for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father's love through a mother's eyes.
With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.
Love, Simon meets Friday Night Lights in this feelgood LGBTQ+ romance about a trans teen torn between standing up for his rights and staying stealth.
'A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this story' - Becky Albertalli
Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother and a Messi-in-training. He's also transgender. After transitioning at his old school leads to a year of bullying, Spencer gets a fresh start at Oakley, the most liberal private school in Ohio.
At Oakley, Spencer seems to have it all: more accepting classmates, a decent shot at a starting position on the boy's soccer team, great new friends, and maybe even something more than friendship with one of his teammates. The problem is, no one at Oakley knows Spencer is trans - he's passing.
So when a discriminatory law forces Spencer's coach to bench him after he discovers the 'F' on Spencer's birth certificate, Spencer has to make a choice: cheer his team on from the sidelines or publicly fight for his right to play, even if it means coming out to everyone - including the guy he's falling for.
Timely and powerful; the new coming-of-age thriller from the bestselling author of The One Memory of Flora Banks.
1. Live your best life.
2. Uncover family secrets.
3. Trust no one
What would you do when you hear the news that humans have done such damage to the earth that there might only be a limited amount of safe air left - a year's worth at most?
You'd work through your bucket list, heal rifts, do everything you've never been brave enough to do before?
Olivia is struggling to do any of this. What it is she truly wants to do? Who do she wants to be?
Then out of the blue comes contact from a long-lost cousin Olivia didn't even know existed. Natasha is everything Olivia wants to be and more.
And as the girls meet up for a long, hot last summer, Olivia finds Natasha's ease and self-confidence having an effect on her.
But Natasha definitely isn't everything she first appears to be . . .
I walked home. I kept hearing footsteps behind me, but every time I turned around, no one was there.
Now in paperback, this edition includes the spine-chilling first chapter of THE MAGPIE SOCIETY: TWO FOR JOY.
"A nail-biting page turner written with cinematic sparkle" - Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All The Bright Places
"Think Serial at Malory Towers" - Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
A STUDENT FOUND DEAD ON THE BEACH.
A WEB OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.
SOMEONE POISED TO STRIKE AGAIN.
Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement.
But tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered on the beach - and on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie.
For new student Audrey, it is just another strange and unsettling thing about her new surroundings, along with the secrets the school seems to hide and its weird obsession with magpies. For her roommate Ivy, the death of her friend Lola is just one thing she desperately wants to get past - and having a new student asking questions and cluttering up her personal space is not helping a bit.
But the two girls are forced into an unlikely alliance when a mysterious podcast airs, with one sinister headline:
I KNOW WHO KILLED LOLA. AND ONE OF YOU IS NEXT.
Told from two alternating view-points, this is the first book in a modern gothic thriller series that will have you gripped like no other book this year. Welcome to the Magpie Society, your new YA obsession . . .
Welcome to Seven Hills Academy, where gossip roams the halls.Seven Hills Academy: the world's most exclusive boarding school. Being committed to your studies, service and community doesn't mean that you can't break the rules now and again, right?
But watch your back because lurking on the anonymous Chitter Chatter blog is The Watcher-who can't wait to reveal all the latest hookups, hot lists and secrets around campus. The latest objects of The Watcher's affection? Straight-off-the-train (but not exactly straight) insta-besties Evelyn and Seth.
It doesn't take long for Evelyn to realize she is inexplicably drawn to her gorgeous and standoffish roommate Noelle. Meanwhile Seth has eyes, and some serious heart palpitations, for budding thespian and school flirt Jasper. Just as things start to heat up, The Watcher strikes-will the secrets revealed turn their happily ever afters into happily never afters?
'I have long believed that loving a boyband brings with it a wealth of transferable skills, but I'd never imagined solving a murder would be one of them...'
Harri and her best friends worship Half Light - an internationally famous boyband.
When frontman Frankie is arrested on suspicion of murdering his oldest friend Evan, Harri feels like her world's about to fall apart.
But quickly she realises that she - and all the other Half Light superfans out there - know and understand much more about these boys than any detective ever could.
Now she's rallying a fangirl army to prove Frankie's innocence - and to show the world that you should never underestimate a teenage girl with a passion...
What would you sacrifice to expose the truth?
From Camryn Garrett, whose debut Full Disclosure was called "honest, eye-opening and heartful" by Angie Thomas, comes a ripped-from-the-headlines story of a teen journalist who stumbles across the #metoo story of the decade and has to weigh the risks against the need to fight for justice.
When seventeen-year-old Josie Wright wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she's equal parts excited and scared. Soon she is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even finds herself catching feelings for the subject of her profile, dazzling young newcomer Marius Canet.
Josie's world is expanding so rapidly, she doesn't know whether she's flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, and then the secrets keep coming, she realizes she's in over her head. She wants to do the right thing, but is this her story to tell? What if she lets down the women who have entrusted her with their stories? What if this ends her writing career before it even begins? There are so many reasons not to go ahead . . . but if Josie doesn't step up, who will?
This is a moving testament to the #MeToo movement, and all the ways women stand up for each other.
"Brave, necessary, and unflinchingly real, Off the Record is an instant classic." --Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends
A brand new picture book inspired by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
It's rotten when you're very small,
You hardly get a say at all.
It's "No!" and "Quiet!" and "That's enough!"
By golly, life - it can be tough . . .
Inspired by the work of the world's number 1 storyteller, this picture book is a guide to growing up the Roald Dahl way, with gloriumptious illustrations by Quentin Blake. A celebration of all the tremendous things children have in store - from adventure to inventions, chocolate cakes to rhino poo - along with a reminder that the very best grown ups are those who hold on tight to the kid inside.
A super soft buggy book - pull the tag and feel it jiggle!
With its tactile squishy spine, soft cloth pages and jitter mechanism, this buggy book has been developed to boost a baby's motor skills. And the bold patterns and high-contrast colours throughout are designed to help stimulate a baby's developing eyesight.
In this beautiful new range of baby books, Tove Jansson's much-loved world of the Moomins is brought to life for the very tiniest of bookworms.
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary.
Visit the Penguin Readers website
Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.
Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in the Second World War. Anne wrote a diary of that time, and later it became very famous. This is the story of Anne's short life.
It's a sunny afternoon and the Rabbit family are having a picnic.
The pond is sparkling in the sunshine and Peter wants to build a raft - all by himself. He soon finds it's quite tricky without some help. Luckily his sisters are there to lend him a hand.
This charming summer tale has a reassuring message about learning to ask for help. Eleanor Taylor's humorousillustrations of Beatrix Potter's well-loved characters mirror young children's early experiences.
The new gripping YA thriller from online sensation Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets, Graffiti, and Sweetdark. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and E. Lockhart's We Were Liars.
When fledgling singer Roxy Raines vanishes from the tiny resort of Sandown, the island's locals refuse to talk about it to any outsiders, dismissing Roxy as a teenage runaway.
Thirty years later, seventeen-year-old Mona Perry is convinced there's something more sinister at play. Armed with a suitcase and a microphone - to record her findings for her podcast's listeners - the troubled teen is on a deadline: one hot summer is all she has to get to the bottom of Roxy's story.
But as Mona gets drawn into the strange goings on of this isolated community, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. Least of all Mona's own past, and the disappearance of someone else, someone much closer to her...
How far will she go to uncover the truth?
Praise for The Things We Don't See:
'A propulsive mystery driven by beautifully raw narration . . . Brown's prose reads like a live wire.' Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls
'A beautifully written mystery with a host of fascinating characters' Vincent Ralph, author of Are You Watching?
Peppa has a new ball! It's bouncy and so much fun to play with. All of her friends want to join in, too. It's time for a big game of football!
Can Daddy Pig teach Peppa and her friends how to play fairly?
What's bigger than a digger? Bigger than a dinosaur? DIGGERSAURS are bigger - see them build and hear them ROAR!
The DIGGERSAURS are busy building something - what could it be?
Children will fall in love with these huge, colourful, lovable beasts as the wonderfully read-aloud rhyming story unfolds. And there are lots of funny details to spot along the way...
Now available in a new cased board book size for little hands!
Also by Michael Whaite:
100 Dogs - Winner: Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards - Best Picture Book and Children's Book of the Year!
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.
Remember to dream your own dreams
Love your beautiful skin
You always have a choice
This book addresses - honestly, yet hopefully - the experiences Black children face growing up with systemic racism, as well as providing hope for the future, delivering a powerful message to a new generation of dreamers. It's a message that is both urgent and timeless - and offers a rich and rewarding reading experience for every child.
To mirror the rich variety of the Black diaspora, this book showcases artwork from Dapo and 18 incredible Black illustrators in one beautiful, powerful, and cohesive reading experience.
Introduce your baby to colours, numbers, shapes and words with this perfect first book collection!
With simple text and bold illustrations, these four chunky miniature books teach basic first concepts and are ideal for little ones to explore at home or on the go. The backs of the books also make a jigsaw that children can play with for added fun!
Count the friendly animals, learn common words and spot different shapes and colours, all in one gorgeous collection.
Illustrated by Lemon Ribbon Studio
Baby Touch: Ears: a touch-and-feel cloth book
Baby Touch: Tails: a touch-and-feel cloth book
Baby Touch: Night Night
Baby Touch: Tummy Time
A cased board book edition of the out-of-this-world interactive adventure from Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott!
This time, an adorable alien has crash-landed in YOUR book! UH OH!
We think you're the PERFECT little reader to help Alien back up into space, by jiggling, bouncing and turning your book upside down! Because aliens don't belong here on Earth . . . do they?
There's an Alien in Your Book is packed full of interactive fun, with a gentle message about openness, acceptance and inclusion that will speak to the very youngest readers.
Who's in Your Book?
Interactive adventures for big imaginations
There's a Monster in Your Book: makes reading interactive and fun
There's a Dragon in Your Book: explores empathy and responsibility
There's an Alien in Your Book: explores acceptance and inclusion
There's an Elf in Your Book: explores following instructions and good/bad behaviour
There's a Superhero in Your Book: explores the power of kindness
There's a Witch in Your Book: makes tidying up fun
"Interactive fun on every page and the gentle message of acceptance and inclusion guarantee this book will be a favourite addition to any bedtime routine" - The Best New Kids Books Summer 2019 supplement, distributed in The Guardian
"Featuring bright, colourful illustrations and interactive fun, There's an Alien in Your Book, is a magical story with a kind gentle message at its heart" - Baby Magazine
Have fun with face masks in this lift-the-flap, out-and-about adventure!
Toddlers today are growing up in a world where adults wear face masks outside the house. Everyone is wearing them, from the bus driver to the shop assistant!
In Smiley Eyes, Smiley Faces, they can take an interactive journey through the town, meeting different face-mask-wearers along the way. Toddlers can then lift the mask-shaped flaps to reveal the smiley faces underneath the bright, colourful masks. They can even lift their own mask at the end of the day with the surprise mirrored finale!
Zoe Waring's bright artwork and charming characters encourage interaction and play as small children engage with the new world around us.
(Please refer to the WHO guidelines for advice on children and the wearing of face masks.)
This novelty Ladybird title:
Introduces the world
Boosts motor skills
Recommended for children aged 2+
Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bullies at school.
When Sally turns out to be not-so-mean after all, they strike up a friendship and are suddenly spending all of their time together.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is playing hide and seek in the wild in this joyful finger trail lift-the-flap book!
Who is in the tall grass shaded from the sun?
A pride of sleepy lions playing, having fun!
A charming first introduction to wild animals and their habitats. With its gentle rhyming narrative, chunky flaps and finger trails, this book is perfect for little explorers!
In this brand new lift-the-flap adventure, it's Spot's first day at nursery - and he can't wait!
There are lots of fun activities to try and games to play with his friends... but when it gets to snack time, Spot has disappeared! Where has he gone?
Toddlers will love searching for Spot and exploring all the fun of nursery along the way! This new story is full of the unexpected surprises and gentle humour that makes the original Where's Spot? a children's classic. With interactive flaps to train fine motor skills and an adventure that sparks curiosity and imagination, Find Spot at Nursery is perfect for early learning and play.
Loved this? Try these:
/> Where's Spot?
Find Spot at the Zoo
Find Spot at the Library
Find Spot at the Museum
Find Spot at Halloween
Join the busy train driver in this playful, interactive flap book!
Toot toot! All aboard! Join in and use the flaps to help the busy train driver collect the passengers, change tracks, drive through the tunnel and much, much more. With interactive action-flaps, you can do it, too!
Each clever flap provides an action or scene-change to encourage children to actively engage and explore. The playful flaps are perfect for little hands to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Original concept and illustration by Dan Green.
The Busy Day series:
Introduces the world
Boosts motor skills
Recommended for children aged 2+
Also available in the Busy Day series:
A hilarious, ridiculous, darkly comic story about what can happen when you feed one single pigeon . . .
The dynamic team behind Llama Destroys the World return with a laugh-out-loud tale about the dangers of . . . feeding pigeons!
When you see a coo, you will be tempted to give it a treat.
Coos are adorable, peaceful, kind of silly.
But DON'T FEED THE COO!
If you feed one, they will ALL COME . . .
So begins a cautionary tale of what happens when one little girl shares some bread with a coo (a.k.a. a pigeon). From the park to karate practice to home, the coos follow our plucky heroine as she discovers that even the biggest problem can be solved with a little determination.
Also available: Llama Destroys the World