‘A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small.’ Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and comedian
‘Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure’ Philip Ardagh, bestselling author
‘You can always tell when a children’s book has been written by a brilliant father because there’s a particular intimacy, warmth and mischievous humour that bubbles through it … irresistible’ Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writer
Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know … how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?
That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story.
So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is…
Get ready for a Christmas classic in the making from actor and comedian Ben Miller with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist!
Wrap up warm and join little corgis Belle and Pip on a Christmas adventure in London!
Belle LOVES the bustle of Christmas preparations at Buckingham Palace, but her family say she’s in the way, and that Christmas is NOT for corgis! So Belle decides to slip out and explore London, where she’s sure there will be Christmas sprit in abundance! But on the busy streets, Belle finds everything a bit too bright, a bit too noisy and FAR TOO LOUD!
Luckily, a streetwise puppy called Pip turns up and whisks Belle off on a wonderfully romantic whirl around the sights of London. All too soon it’s time to head home, but when the couple finally work out how to get back into the palace . . . Pip disappears.
Will Belle ever see him again? Perhaps . . . with the help of a special royal couple, who might just bring Belle a wonderful Christmas surprise.
For dog-lovers everywhere, this Lady and the Tramp-esque romp around London at Christmas is full of heart . . . and waggy tails!
Welcome back to the Nothing to See Here hotel – where we have complimentary weirdness in every room and hilarity is available twenty four hours a day’ Frank Cottrell Boyce
The second book in this fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler and the wonderful Steven Lenton!
Having just saved the hotel from a goblin prince, Frankie Banister and the guests are looking forward to enjoying themselves and celebrating the summer holiday of Trogmanay! But when a snow storm blows in (complete with Yeti family), and a number of mysterious guests arrive, something sinister seems to be taking over the hotel and celebrating is the last thing on anyone’s mind…
PRAISE FOR THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL:
‘This book is so good you won’t blunking believe it!’Tom Fletcher
‘Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist…’ Cressida Cowell
‘A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.’ Francesca Simon
‘This hotel gets five stars from me’ Liz Pichon
‘A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.’ Jeremy Strong
‘What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!’ Kaye Umansky
This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retirement cave, is a lighthearted reminder that we should treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves – and that we could all do with a bit more monster in our lives!
Another classic-in-the-making all about kindness from the unbeatable duo of brilliant author Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilive, illustrator of The Detective Dog.
PRAISE FOR THE WORST PRINCESS:
‘Those sick of the cult of pink princesses will appreciate this quirky take on the traditional princess tale… A very funny new picture book’ The Bookseller Children’s Buyers Guide
‘Told in verse, and wonderfully illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, this picture book is so funny it could be safely recommended for all ages’ The Independent on Sunday
PRAISE FOR DOGS DON’T DO BALLET:
‘This heart-warming and humorous story will help children to realise that everyday, including themselves, can surprise with an unexpected talent’ Read Me
‘This is a parent and child read together, laugh together and have fun with picture, story and words sort of a book’ School Librarian
PRAISE FOR RHINOS DON’T EAT PANCAKES:
‘Offers a good-humoured warning to parents who don’t listen… The massive, full-colour pictures make this a delicious book’ The Independent on Sunday
‘Anna Kemp’s heart-warming story is told simply but with humour and emotion. And at the hands of Sara Ogilvie, all the characters are brought expressively to life.’ The Scotsman
A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.
Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . .
But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.
‘HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!’ Frank Cottrell Boyce on Hamish and the WorldStoppers
‘Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they’re gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories ’til he’s 97′ Tim Minchin on Hamish and the WorldStoppers
The important task of saving the world doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas, so get ready for THREE festive adventures featuring Hamish Ellerby and his pals in the PDF!
Can Hamish stop a whole hoard of rampaging Terribles hoping to ruin Christmas?
How will Elliot deal with a sneaky sweet salesmen determined to give Starkley a sugar-crash to remember?
And, what will Alice do when faced with an unexpected Christmas Eve visitor?
Tis the season to be jolly, but will this turn out to be a TERRIBLE Christmas for Starkley?
Fa La La La La La La La ARGH!
Praise for the Hamish series:
‘All the with and warmth of Dahl & Blake at their best. Irresistible.’ Phil Earle
‘Original, quirky and super silly’ The Sun
‘Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned children’s author. Of the two, Wallace’s writing is the funnier.’ The Sunday Times
‘vividly imagined … bristling with one-liners’ The Guardian