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Publisher: Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press

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  • The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

    The year is 1977. Nine-year-old Adrian lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. He loves to draw and he wants a dog. He’s afraid of quicksand, shopping centers and self-combustion. But as closely as he watches his suburban world, there is much he cannot understand. He does not, for instance, know why three neighbourhood children might set out to buy ice-cream one summer’s day and never be seen again…

    In this suburb that is no longer safe and innocent, in a broken family of self-absorbed souls, Sonya Hartnett sets the story of a lone little boy – unwanted, unloved and intensely curious – a story as achingly beautiful as it is shattering. As her quiet tale ominously unfolds, we are reminded of how fragile are the threads that hold us secure – and how brave, how precious, is the heart of each child who soldiers on.

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    A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his little sister don’t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but then Mike meets Sean, another new kid, and “hey” becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. But Mike’s father is always watching. Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world.

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  • Cloud and Wallfish

    One ordinary day, Noah’s parents tell him his name isn’t really Noah, his birthday isn’t really in March, and his new home is going to be East Berlin — on the other side of the Iron Curtain. East Germany seems the least likely place in the world for a kid from America with a lot of secrets of his own (and an Astonishing Stutter) to make a friend, but then Noah meets Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives one floor down. Noah and Cloud-Claudia have only a half-imaginary map and a shared fondness for codes and puzzles to guide them in a world where walls — and the Wall — are closing in.

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  • Applesauce Weather

    When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it’s applesauce weather — and that Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories with a twinkle in his eye. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, there’s no twinkle to be found and no stories waiting to be told. Might a little love and patience make a difference? With warm, expressive illustrations by Amy June Bates, this heartfelt tale by award-winning poet Helen Frost highlights the strength of family and the power of a good story.

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  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
    Featuring black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Bagram Ibatoulline.

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    Six-year-old Monty doesn’t have a brother, a sister, or a pet. What he does have is asthma, which sometimes makes it hard to breathe and often makes him feel like he’d rather be somebody else. And now that he’s starting first grade, he’s very nervous about being with all those kids he won’t know. Luckily, he loves to read — even really hard books — and has a talent for finding things, from a cocooning caterpillar to classmates who want to be in his very own club. With familiar situations and gentle humor, Johanna Hurwitz follows an endearing character as he discovers that being himself can be pretty great after all.

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  • Voices from the Second World War

    Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in this essential guide to coding for kids from expert organization Young Rewired State. Over 6 fun missions learn the basic concepts of coding or computer programming and help Professor Bairstone and Dr Day keep the Monk Diamond safe from dangerous jewel thieves. In bite-size chunks learn important real-life coding skills and become a technology star of the future. Young Rewired State is a global community that aims to get kids coding and turn them into the technology stars of the future.

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  • I Saw Esau

    A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and of old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery – unlimited treachery…

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  • Inventions

    Love the CBBC series of Hank Zipzer? Love this book! It is based on characters from the TV episodes and the bestselling series by Henry “the Fonz” Winkler and Lin Oliver. A dyslexia-friendly typeface makes reading easier. It’s school-photo time, which is the worst time of year for Hank Zipzer. No matter what he does, he always ends up looking like he’s just seen Miss Adolf dancing. Bleurg! This year, he’s determined to get it right. Unfortunately school bully Nick McKelty has other ideas…

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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Explorer's Journal

    Nobody wants to play with Lucy on her first day in school. So her teacher gives her some chalks and Lucy begins to draw animals on the playground. She doesn’t notice Zack and Ibrahim sitting at opposite ends of a nearby bench, watching her. As the three stories progress, Lucy, Zack and Ibrahim overcome the awkwardness of being alone at a new school, and become the best of friends, drawing together.

    Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.

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    “Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations make for a truly special work of non-fiction.” – Guardian

    There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three … lots! From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.

    Winner of the Margaret Mallett Picture Book Award, as part of the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards.

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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide

    Mr Trim and Miss Jumble is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Mr Trim the teacher is very neat and tidy. And so are the children in his class … until one day he doesn’t come in, and Miss Jumble has fun un-tidying them all! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered labels and speech bubbles. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

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  • Pop-up Crown Jewels

    Fans of CBBC’s Shaun the Sheep will adore the 1st novel in the Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm series, which is based on characters from the top-rated TV show by Aardman (the creators of Wallace and Gromit). There are black-and-white illustrations throughout, plus comic strips and activity pages. It’s talent-show time on Mossy Bottom Farm, and all the sheep are flocking together in the hope of beating their rivals, the chickens. Who will be crowned the Flock Factor champion?

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  • Kings, Queens and Palaces Colouring Book

    From the beloved author of Babe comes the last of six stories about Dick King-Smith’s most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie would love to have a pony, but she doesn’t think she’ll ever be that lucky. She does get a lucky break, though, when Great Aunt Al invites her to Scotland! This charming, funny story beautifully captures the dynamics of family life and has been given a fresh, contemporary look by a talented artist.

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  • Under the Moon & Over the Sea

    One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. “Don’t go into the forest,” she warns. “Go the long way round.” But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters.

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  • Rome: Panorama Pops

    From the award-winning Philip Ardagh, and rising illustration talent Elissa Elwick, comes the second instalment in a brand-new picture book series! Meet the Little Adventurers – Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week, their mission is to spot animals – creepy-crawly, furry or fishy! But animal-spotting day is not without its challenges for such an imaginative troop of friends… Even with Sprat’s homemade binoculars on-hand, hosepipes can be mistaken for snakes, dad’s broom for a prickly hedgehog, and – eek! – can that really be a grizzly bear lurking behind that bush? With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere.

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  • Rex and Princess Victoria

    Toby is fed up. Fed up with books, fed up with toys, fed up with everything. But when he walks through the magic mirror, things are amazingly different. Toby can hardly believe his eyes! Anthony Browne’s first book is full of the surreal details and visual humour that have made him one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed picture book artists.

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  • Shakespeare on Flowers: Panorama Pops

    “If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived … you just couldn’t get better” Guardian

    The perfect Father’s Day gift and hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large family series. Mrs Large isn’t feeling too good. So Mr Large sends her back to bed. “I’ll take charge,” he says. Mrs Large settles down for a nice rest while Mr Large and the children get busy hoovering, dusting and tidying. But Mrs Large’s day doesn’t turn out to be quite as restful as she had first hoped! With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.

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  • The British Museum: Panorama Pops

    “Bob Graham encourages readers to reflect on, and reach out to, the world around them” Guardian

    From prolific and multi-award winning writer and illustrator Bob Graham comes an enchanting story about
    the sun, and how it makes its journey from the far side of the world to the home of one small girl. While Coco sleeps far away, the sun rises up behind a snowy peak and casts its mellow dawn light for the wandering polar bears. It skims across the icy water, touching a fisherman’s hat and catching for a moment in the eye of a whale. The sun races through the countryside, greeting snow cats and bears. High over a desert it meets the rain in a halo of colours… The sun leaps whole countries, chasing the night, before bursting at last in a fanfare of warm golden light through Coco’s window!

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  • Korea: Panorama Pops

    Discover ten ways in which every child can make their day greener and help the environment. With a simple explanation to back up every activity and bold, bright pictures, this is the perfect picture book for teaching very young children the importance of looking after the world around them.

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