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Farm is the latest in Priddy's 2014 new Lift-the-Flap Tab series which now includes On the Go, Dolls House and Truck.

There are flaps to lift in every scene in Huckleberry Farm; from the big red barn the animals love, farmer Bob's tractor, the pen, stable, pond, pig pen… The farm is so full of interesting activities for small children to explore in this colourful collection of things to do at a farm. This is a lively introduction to different jobs on the farm and at the end of a busy day, what's better than to lift-the-flap and see what the family is doing for dinner.

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A bear from Darkest Peru arrived at Paddington Station with nothing but a suitcase, a half-empty jar of marmalade and a label that reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you.'

Mr. And Mrs. Brown discovered him, named him Paddington and welcomed him into their home, where he has lived ever since.

That was over five decades ago when Michael Bond, then a BBC cameraman, bought a small toy bear left alone on a shelf in Selfridges store, in London, for his wife on Christmas Eve, and was inspired to create Paddington. Since then this accident-proned bear has continued to delight children all over the world. Paddington Bear is coming to the big screen on 25 December 2014.

Make sure you discover Paddington in this book before you see the movie.

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Did you know that hippos can't swim? Hippo Can't Swim and other fun facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena is part of the new Did You Know? series. It's a hilarious book full of fun facts about all sorts of animals, from sleepy ants to jellyfish that glow!

Did you know that a zebra's stripes are as unique as a human's fingerprints?
Or that ants take about 250 naps per day?
Or that some jellyfish can glow—and that's called bioluminescence?

Young readers will love the engaging, colourful and lively illustrations by Peter Oswald that help make the cool facts about animals so much fun to read. This is the book to share with the young curious minds and learn some new facts yourself along the way! Be prepared though – you are likely to be quizzed by your little ones after they have digested all the edifying facts in the books!

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Deep in the water lurks a new breed of Beast.

Evil swims beneath the seas of the planet Nemos... When Cephalox the Cyber Squid kidnaps Max's dad, he gives chase in a stolen submarine. Can Max use his bravery, cunning and skill with gadgets to rescue him? And will he discover who controls the terrifying Robobeasts?

Dive into Sea Quest Cephalox The Cyber Squid, and live the adventure. This is the first book in a new series from Adam Blade, author of the highly popular Beast Quest series; it's an excellent fantasy series which really gets boys into reading as it is packed with action, heroes, beasts and robots. But it appeals to girls and parents too! Written for 7+ readers, there are some difficult words for less confident readers to decode. Start with some shared reading and the children will get hooked soon.

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Discovered after Eva Ibbotson's death, the manuscript of The Abominables was previously completely unknown. Published in paperback recently, it is the perfect final tale from this master storyteller. This charming, original story is about Lady Agatha Farlingham, a young explorer and aristocrat in the Victorian era, who is kidnapped from her tent by a gigantic monster, a yeti, in the middle of the night to help the yeti raise his family in peace and quiet for 100 years.

Times are changing and many humans have been spoiling the peace and quiet of the Himalayas. Fearful for the yeti's future, Lady Agatha enlists the help of two children whose father is the chef of a new local hotel and together they devise the most ingenious plan to take the yeti family back to her ancestral home, Farley Towers, in Hampshire. This laugh-out-loud story manages to touch on human rights and environmental issues, with subtlety and humour. Sharon Rennta's charming illustrations add to the enchantment of the book.

To pay tribute to Eva Ibbotson on the 20th anniversary of The Secret of Platform 13 and to her son, Toby Ibbotson on the publication of Mountwood School for Ghost this month (the book they planned out together before her death), Blooming Club features Ibbotson as November Author of the Month. Read on http://www.blooming-club.com/generatedBookList/author_20141112.php

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was a mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him "misala"—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armoury of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

This is an exciting and inspirational read. William Kamkwamba's determination has shown that anything big is achieveable if one dares to hope and dream. It is one of the 12 books on the Hong Kong Battle of the Books Modified List 2014-2015.

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio's hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio's true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother's death, her own destiny, and the corrupted system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

In Atlantia, Ally Condie of the Matched trilogy fame has created a gripping standalone mysterious dystopian tale that keeps readers on edge from the beginning to the end. This beautifully written story has murder, romance, secrets, family bond and strong character in a unique underwater world built when living on earth has become undesirable. This is a book all Ally Condie fans will not want to miss.

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