A brilliantly funny, gripping novel - and the bestselling hardback childrens debut of 2014 - from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child and for the child in everyone. I wish I had better parents! Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it is number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) being boring and 3) always being tired. But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents dont have children. That is far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents. For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple.Animalcolm
Malcolm does not like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what its really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself
Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical because thats impossible for a boy and a girl. They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They arent that good, however, at much else like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies. Then, they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesnt look like any other controller they've ever seen. And it doesnt control any of their usual games. When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that.
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster featuring Davids inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Fields witty, stylish illustrations. What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, its quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again But its not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.
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