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One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.
That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins.
But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us . . .
Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
Fiction/Picture booksA ground-breaking book for children about a girl who, despite the fact that she uses a wheelchair, does the same kind of things, and experiences the same moods and emotions as able-bodied children. This book won the 2000 NASEN Special Educational Needs Book Awards. Illustrated by Tony Ross. Readership level: 4+.
A murder mystery like no other, this novel features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. When he finds a neighbour's dog murdered, he sets out on a journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore. And you'll never guess what's in them... This title lets you prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them.
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . .
But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?
This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.
Fiction/Picture booksThese five John Burningham's backlist titles have been reissued to coincide with the publication of Cloudland in Red Fox paperback, and Whadayamean in Cape hardcover. Full colour.
Suitable for younger readers, this book covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction).
Fiction/Picture booksA funny, imaginative story from the creator of the award winning Eat Your Peas. Inside Billy's bucket he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. Bright and exciting illustrations. Readership level: 0-5yrs.
One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Marvellous Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more than just the Moon Map to find his way . . .
Fiction/Picture booksCelebrating the power of a child's imagination, this original picture book by the first ever Children's Laureate is "Quentin Blake at his richest" (The Guardian). In a land of unlimited possibilities a brother and sister discover a ship made entirely of trees, and with its owner and bosun, set out on a summer of adventures on the high seas. Readership level: 7+
Fiction A new edition of the time-slip novel that was first publihed in 1969. When Charlotte wakes up on her first morning at boarding school she is surprised to find that she has travelled forty years back in time. Readership level: 9 - 11 years.
The elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer. Snake suggests pretending to Elmer that he looks pale and ill, to see if they can make him believe that he really is unwell. However, at the same time, Snake also plots with Elmer to trick the other elephants into thinking he is sick by covering Elmer in pale mud.