The Seaside Family

A novel by Enid Blyton

Mike, Belinda and Anne go off on a seaside holiday. What's more, they take their home with them - it's easy when you live in a caravan. They spend a wonderful summer with the sea right outside their door.

Enid Blyton was an English children's writer whose books have been among the world's best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton's books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into almost 90 languages.

 

 

 

 

 

Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Teeny Tiny Aliens Itsy and Weeny are always in trouble. Can they find the Chief a pet, or will that end in disaster too?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin's Emporium: The Pet Shop Mystery

When Alex visits the pet shop at Franklin's she just wants to buy some cat treats but she goes home with a little bit more than she bargained for. Where's that purring coming from? And why do things keep getting knocked over? 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin's Emporium: The White Lace Gloves

Welcome to Franklin's Emporium - the department store where there's magic on every floor!

When Alex is sent to Golden Bay for the summer she just wants be left in peace to read her books. Unfortunately, her cousin Maisie has other ideas and makes Alex go shopping for some white lace gloves. And when you are shopping at Franklin's, what you end up buying isn't quite what you expected!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Arm Vs The Evil Supply Teacher

 A new superhero's in town in the second laugh-out-loud adventure from children's TV presenters Sam and Mark! Long Arm might be saving the day but his alter-ego Ricky Mitre is still always in trouble with his grumpy and very trumpy teacher, Mr Pinkerton. So when a cool new supply teacher comes to school, Ricky's problems are solved! Or are they? Has Long Arm met his match? And where do all the town animals keep disappearing to?

 

 

 

Who Will Marry Prince Harry?

by an English writer Tony Bradman best known for the Dilly the Dinosaur book series.

A modern Cinderella story – from the prince’s point of view!

The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It’s the first step towards a lasting love of reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Long Arm

The first very silly book from funny TV idols Sam and Mark. Toilets and superheroes. Tee hee hee. What’s the worst school punishment you could ever imagine? How about cleaning the staff toilets? Yuck!!! What evil genius thought of that? When Ricky gets blamed for stealing Mr Pinkerton’s curried egg sandwiches, that’s the ordeal this poor kid has to go through. But then Ricky’s arm gets stuck in the U-bend, and comes out waaaaay longer than before. Is this a disaster? No! Is it the birth of a superhero? Yes! 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and colour, for all ages.

Imagine the world as we know it, but FULL of monsters. In this hilarious scene, round-headed monsters, long-necked monsters, common monsters, elephantine monsters and many-eyed monsters are all going to a party. Features a humorous species guide on the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monstrous Book of Monsters,

written by Libby Hamilton and illustrated by pirate Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff.

Finalist - Children's Choice Book Award

 The book is written in notebook form with pop-up and lift-up elements for readers to delve into. It’s packed with plenty of foul facts on how to spot and avoid monsters, including defensive tactics, monstrous infections, monster myths and monster mysteries.

 

 

 

The Practical Princess Guide by Libby Hamilton.

 Published in 2012, The Practical Princess Guide is Aleksei Bitskoff’s second title with Templar. Like his first book, Monstrous Book of Monsters, Aleksei worked closely with designer and paper engineer, Andy Mansfield alongside fellow Arena illustrator Faye Simms, to create charming and interactive illustrations which bring Libby Hamilton’s text to life.

 

 

 

Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch by an award winning author Julia Jarman. 

Short-listed - Bedfordshire Children's Book Award

Short-listed - Surrey Children's Book Award

Highly recommended - Red House Children's Book Award

Pillywiggins is a feisty fairy turned to stone by Tree Witch’s curse. When Natasha finds the fairy, she wants to help bring her back to life, but how? 

This comment from an Amazon customer touched my heart: 

"My daughter is 11 years old and read Pillywiggins and the tree witch for accelerated reading at high school and she absolutely loved it. She has Aspergers and it can be very difficult to find books that appeal to her. The fact that this book was so well illustrated enabled my daughter to fully immerse herself in the story."

 

 

Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?

Bright and colourful books for 3-5 years olds.

  By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a baby penguin came for dinner? Make sure he doesn't eat everything! Chicks eat, and eat, and eat. An adult penguin eats about 50 fish a day, but a chick needs to eat about 200! That's because chicks grow a thick layer of fat to keep them warm in the icy winter.

The engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts.