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What do you get when you cross a goat with a turkey? Why a gurky of course! What about a pig with a sheep? Well, that would be a peep, naturally!

Axel Scheffler, well known illustrator of the Gruffalo, has created the Flip Flap series which gives little readers a chance to create some 121 combinations of crazy creatures from the sturdy, split pages of animals with silly names and strange noises.

The funny rhymes and crazy creatures are sure to make toddlers and preschoolers giggle!

This is a book that they will want to go back to over and over again to create the crazy animals they like.

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Molly tells Olive a secret. She has promised not to tell anyone. However, she can't stop thinking about it and is tempted to tell her friends, Jessie and Ziggy. It is a bit too much for a cat to keep a secret. What will she do?

In Tor Freeman's new Olive series, the author and illustrator explores the different situations that Olive encounters in her daily life amongst her circle of friends and which young readers may find themselves in. They will be riveted by the well-paced drama, the adorable animal characters and the well-observed situation in each of Olive and her gangs' story whether is about her secret, her bad mood or her embarrassing hat.

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Ricky Ricotta is a little mouse with a big problem! He is lonely. He is picked on by bullies in school and in the neighborhood. He is lonely until something big happens to him and he has Mighty Robot as his friend. Life will never be the same for Ricky Ricotta.

In Book 6, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, Ricky's family is headed to Cousin Lucy's house for lunch - how boring! Ricky and his Robot are hoping to have a little fun with Lucy's pet Jurassic Jackrabbits, but when they get there, Lucy makes them play princess with her instead! What could be worse?

An invasion of Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, that's what! Smelly Sergeant Stinkbug has arrived on Earth with a plan to kidnap its ruler, and Princess Lucy fits the bill. Now it's up to Ricky and his Mighty Robot to plug their noses and send those stinkers back into space!

Originally published in 2003, this new edition illustrated by Dan Santat features brand-new full-colour illustrations and mini-comics throughout for a younger audience but retains all the classic Dav Pilkey elements of comic book panels, superhero action and flip-o-rama! This is a fantastic introduction to chapter books for newly independent readers.

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Izzy's new head teacher has black hair, pale face, scary eyes, lips like two little red worms and he wears a cape. When Izzy and her friends find out that he has banned garlic on Italian Day's school lunch, they are convinced that he is a VAMPIRE! They devise a brilliant plan to scare him away!

Join Izzy and her friends in the third of their crazy adventure by Pamela Butchart that follows the success of the debut Baby Aliens Got My Teacher and the second The Spy Who Loved School Dinners which is the winner of the Blue Peter Award 2015. Both boys and girls will giggle away at each of the hilarious and imaginative adventure and ask for more.

The Blue Peter Book Awards celebrate the best authors, most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children, are managed by the Book Trust and voted for by their readers - children.

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Every story has a hero. All you have to do is make sure it's you. "That's the opening of Frank Cottrell Boyce's The Astounding Broccoli Boy. Rory Rooney doesn't choose to be a hero but something weird happens to him and he suddenly turns green. Although he likes to be prepared for all eventualities, and his favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared; he is not prepared to be green!

Locked up in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Koko Kwok and Tommy-Lee Komissky, the boy who bullies him in school, Rory is as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be.

But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero?

Rory realizes he has to work with the other children to escape in order to discover exactly what his superpower might be - after all the Incredible Hulk and the Green Goblin are green. There begin their adventures in London every night and an unexpected friendship that develops along the way.

Frank Cottrell Boyce grabs the attention of his readers on every page with his humour and likeable characters and you won't even notice that it's a 389-page book!

April Author of the Month - Frank Cottrell Boyce

What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That's what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family's property with water which grants immortality. She learns from members of the Tuck family who have drunk from the spring long time ago about their experiences of watching life go by and never growing older. Winnie must choose whether or not to keep the Tuck secret – and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey.

Tuck Everlasting is an exquisitely beautiful fantasy by Natalie Babbit. It has been a much-loved book in schools in America for years and now celebrates its 40th anniversary. The author believes that everyone thinks about the question of living forever and by presenting the dilemma facing Winnie in this well crafted story, readers are made to think of the issues raised.

Six months ago Eve's bright and lovely sister, Rosie, died after an unprovoked attack simply because of being different. Six months later, Anthony, a witness who didn't do anything to stop the vicious assault at the time, becomes Eve's classmate and they find themselves reliving the horror all over again.

Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster in Bacup, Lancashire in 2007, Hate by Alan Gibbons, is a gritty realistic story about love, loss, grief, hate, forgiveness, guilt, prejudice and standing up against prejudice and believing in who we are. He boldly tells, with intense emotions and rawness, of the murder and the lives of those who are affected by it. There is a section "For reflection" at the end of the book with questions that help readers to process and to think of the story.

‘Very few authors would have the expertise to so beautifully capture such difficult emotions without making the novel an explicit one.’ - THE GUARDIAN