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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

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The Hanged Man Rises

The Hanged Man Rises

Author: Sarah Naughton Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. A chilling tale of one boy’s struggle to uncover the truth surrounding a series of murders, in order to avert a tragedy threatening those closest to him. Creepy and supernatural this is a haunting tale set in a cruel, harsh landscape of Victorian London.  It's gripping from the start with absorbing descriptions and vivid details throughout which create an intense atmosphere of an unforgiving city; that combined with the terrible sequence of events and frightening situation Titus finds himself in, means you’ll be rooting for him all the way.  This is just the beginning of a talented debut novelist.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

The hilarious, award-winning and global bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is now in paperback! The sixth instalment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - it's perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. And you can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent! Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but then a surprise blizzard hits and the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he is going to have to face the music but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family? Praise for Jeff Kinney: The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid . ( Sun ). Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet . ( Independent ). The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid . ( Big Issue ). Hilarious . ( Telegraph ). Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a number 1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Powerful People in the World. Jeff is also creator of Poptropica.com, which was names one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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La Dolce Diet 100 Recipes and Exercises to Help You Lose Weight the Italian Way

La Dolce Diet 100 Recipes and Exercises to Help You Lose Weight the Italian Way

Author: Gino D'Acampo Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Think losing weight is all about avoiding your favourite foods and punishing exercise routines? Wrong! The Dolce Diet combines recipes so delicious and exercises so simple that it won't feel like you are denying yourself. From romantic suppers and meals to impress your guests to healthy snacks and not-so-naughty treats, here is everything you'll need to lose weight and tone-up without missing out on your favourite foods. With menu plans from a leading dietitian and advice on what to eat and what to limit, this stress-free approach to slimming will revolutionise the way you think about healthy eating. Be it Fresh Salmon Carpaccio with Chilli and Oregano followed by Amaretti Biscuits with Vanilla Trifle, or a meal of Light Lamb Burgers with Sundried Tomatoes and Pecorino Cheese finished off with Baked Ice Cream in Crispy Meringue, shedding the pounds has never tasted better.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2012

Seventh in this hilarious series. Love is in the air, but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His bestfriend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either but that's small consolation.

Dollhouse A Novel

Dollhouse A Novel

Author: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2012

Dollhouse A Novel by Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian

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Beano Annual 2013

Beano Annual 2013

Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2012

Beano Annual 2013

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

Author: E. L. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you for ever. When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true...

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Wolf Brother

Wolf Brother

Author: Michelle Paver Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2012

A Special Edition of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. Rich in detail which brings the past to life and makes the forest background vivid to all readers, Wolf Brother tells how orphaned Torak must set out on a terrible mission. Tricked, trapped and betrayed at almost every turn, it’s a lonely quest but Torak finds comfort in the support of a wolf cub. Relying on their quick wits, the two journey through danger until Torak must make the final sacrifice.    Titles in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series: 1. Wolf Brother 2. Spirit Walker 3. Soul-eater 4. Outcast 5. Oathbreaker 6. Ghost Hunter

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Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2012

A Special Edition of Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. The first riotously funny stories of Henry and his little brother Peter.

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Tales from the Deep

Tales from the Deep

Author: Cerys Matthews Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2011

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 28 May 2011. Two Welsh legends are brought to life for a new audience in this debut publication from singer Cerys Matthews.

The Dirty Life A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love

The Dirty Life A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love

Author: Kristin Kimball Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2011

When Manhattan writer Kristin Kimball arrived to interview Mark on a Pennsylvanian farm, she was wearing high heels and a crisp white shirt and had been vegetarian for thirteen years. That evening, she found herself helping him to slaughter a pig. By the next morning she was tucking into sizzling homemade sausages drizzled with warm maple syrup, and within a few months she'd given up her life in the city and moved with Mark, their combined savings, and a dozen chickens to a derelict farm in a remote corner of upstate New York. They gave themselves a year to transform 500 badly neglected acres into an organic community farm. Passionate, inspiring and gorgeously written, this is a story about falling in love with a man and with a different way to live, complete with runaway piglets and dew-fresh lettuce, sceptical locals and a wedding in a hayloft.

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