Random House UK Children Spring 2019

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    Eric and the Striped Horror Barbara Mitchelhill
    9781783447961 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date: April 01, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 127 x 196.85 x 5.08 mm | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Andersen Press
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      Description
      Eric is an ordinary boy who loves football, and hates tests. Unluckily, a big test is coming up! Then his Auntie Rose sends him a very strange present from her travels in South America: an ugly, stinky, stripy jumper with magical powers. It can turn the wearer into a genius, so long as it is never washed. Eric finds the jumper really does have a miraculous effect on his brain power – but can there be too much of a good thing?
      Bio
      Barbara Mitchelhill (Author)
      Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children’s TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.

      Tony Ross (Illustrator)
      Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries’ most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.
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    9781783447916 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: February 26, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.6 in Carton Quantity: 72 Canadian Rights: Y Andersen Press
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      Roger is just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary world – or so he thinks, until a grumpy dwarf warrior, Mossbelly MacFearsome, appears out of thin air and saves him from the school bully. If that isn’t incredible enough, now Moss has decided that Roger is the perfect human companion for his daring quest to defeat the dwarves’ arch-enemy Leatherhead Barnstorm and his horrifying horde of monstrous (but very polite) gorefiends. If Roger doesn’t help Moss, the world as we know it will be destroyed by ogres and dragons and the race of humans will be annihilated. If he does help, he will be late for his tea and his mum will be going mad with worry. A Highland castle, a trainee witch who knows karate, and an ancient spell to be broken – by King Golmar’s braces, just what has Roger got himself into?

      A hilarious action-packed fish-out-of-water adventure, perfect for young fans of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Cressida Cowell.

      Bio
      Alex Gardiner spent several years in the Merchant Navy before embarking on a sales and marketing career in the UK motor industry – with 20 years as regional manager for Jaguar Cars. Now retired, he lives in East Dunbartonshire with his wife. He reads a lot, writes fantasy for children – and plays very bad golf.
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    My Mum Tracy Beaker Jacqueline Wilson
    9780440871521 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 5.05 x 7.76 x 1.09 in | 480 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Corgi Childrens
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      Description
      A heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love; the perfect read for Jacqueline Wilson fans, young and old(er).

      Shortlisted in the UK Author Category in the National Book Awards 2018!
      One of The Observer’s Best Children’s Books of 2018!
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      Jacqueline Wilson’s bestselling, ultra famous and TOTALLY BRILLIANT Tracy Beaker is BACK!!
      Tracy has returned, hand in hand with her daughter Jess, and she’s ready to make her childhood dreams come true.

      Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together.

      Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers!
      Tracy has made the perfect home for Jess, leaving The Dumping Ground far behind her.

      Yes, their flat’s a bit mouldy. It’s only just big enough for two. And the Duke Estate is a bit scary.
      But it’s their happy home.

      Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy’s rich boyfriend, whisks them away to his mansion, life of fast cars and celebrity stardom.

      Will Jess’s brilliant mum turn into a new person altogether?
      And will Tracy realise that her childhood dream might not be what she needs after all?

      Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most loved authors for a reason. Her characters never needed a cape, or a special power to be a hero to generations of children; just huge imaginations, a bit of fierceness and a big heart. And there is no hero fiercer or more iconic than Tracy.

      My Mum Tracy Beaker is a fantastic new story, reuniting readers with a much-loved old friend (and some old enemies…) Just like old times, it’s packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt.
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      Praise for Tracy Beaker:

      ‘Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along’The Daily Telegraph

      ‘This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson’ First News

      ‘[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives’ The Observer

      Bio
      Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

      As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

      Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

      Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at JacquelineWilson.co.uk

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    Series: Online Safety Picture Books
    #Goldilocks A Hashtag Cautionary Tale Jeanne Willis
    9781783447176 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) from P - K On Sale Date: May 01, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 273.05 x 234.95 x 7.62 mm | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Andersen Press
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      Everyone loves Goldilocks’ hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else’s bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online?

      A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the third of its kind following Chicken Clicking and Troll Stinks.

      Bio
      Jeanne Willis (Author)
      Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children’s author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole’s Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children’s Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children’s Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

      Tony Ross (Illustrator)
      Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries’ most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.

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    Ten Fat Sausages Michelle Robinson, Tor Freeman
    9781783447510 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 9.9 x 10.2 x 0.2 in Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Andersen Press
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      Ten fat sausages sizzling in the pan… decide to escape, if they can!

      Come on a great escape through the kitchen as we follow each sausage that decides to make a run for it. Will they succeed or will the cat, blender, plug hole or fan prove their downfall? Michelle Robinson’s no-holds-barred humour is perfectly matched by Tor Freeman’s mad-cap artwork. Hilarious and merciless, this tale will have you hooting out loud.

      ’Bright condiments, stricken-looking frankfurters and wicked comedy will appeal to the ruthless reader’ GUARDIAN

      Bio
      Michelle Robinson (Author)
      Michelle grew up in Gloucestershire and loved making up stories and being silly. She put that to good use by getting a job as a copywriter. She wrote over 6000 radio adverts before moving on to television and the web. She soon got bored though, which is when she started writing funny stories for children and their parents to enjoy reading umpteen times. Her picture book There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards. She lives in Frome with her husband, son and daughter.

      Tor Freeman (Illustrator)
      Tor grew up in London and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in illustration. She has been working as an illustrator ever since. In 2012 she was awarded the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in Connecticut.

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    Dolphin Boy Michael Morpurgo
    9781783447503 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) from P - K On Sale Date: May 01, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 279.4 x 241.3 x 5.08 mm | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Andersen Press
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      Description
      Discover this spellbinding story from former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman.

      Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village – but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village is working together to return the dolphin to the water. The dolphin stays in the harbour, playing with Jim and the swimmers, but then the dolphin disappears…will Jim ever see him again?

      Bio
      Michael Morpurgo is one of today’s most popular and critically acclaimed children’s writers. he has won a multitude of prizes including the Children’s Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Writer’s Guild Award.

      Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children’s books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and his highly acclaimed books are published all over the world.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "Michael Morpurgo's poignant narrative, complemented by Michael Foreman's wonderful illustrations . . . It doesn't get much better." —Times

      "Lovingly illustrated in delicate watercolours, Dolphin Boy is the touching tale of a boy's unconditional love for a new-found friend that will thrill and engage." —Good Book Guide

      "Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller and this tale of a fishing village struggling to survive . . . is no exception. For all ages, this is a beautifully illustrated book." —Education Otherwise
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    9781783444151 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) from P - K On Sale Date: May 01, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 254 x 266.7 x 10.16 mm | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Andersen Press
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      Polite and perfect Princess Hannah has been so well behaved that the King and Queen have decided to get her a very special birthday present: The Marvellous Magical Pudding Machine! How can she possibly be expected to share such a wonderful thing with her friends?

      Discover the fanciful and vivid picture book that gives hope that even those with the sweetest tooth might learn to share…

      Bio
      Sally Doran (Author)
      Sally grew up in Pembrokeshire and studied journalism and theatre before embarking on a career as a children’s author, inspired by her sister who is also a writer. She now lives in a little cottage in the South West of England. Boom, Bang, Royal Meringue is her debut book, in part inspired by her love of meringues – her second favourite food after avocados!

      Rachael Saunders (Illustrator)
      Rachael Saunders is a Hampshire based illustrator with a passion for character design and storytelling. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 with a first class degree in Illustration and has since worked for a variety of international newspapers, brands, magazines and publishers.

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    Monsters Sharon Dogar
    9781783448029 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $26.95 CAD 5.06 x 7.81 in Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Andersen Press
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      1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley. From there, the two young lovers travel a Europe in the throes of revolutionary change, through high and low society, tragedy and passion, where they will be drawn into the orbit of the mad and bad Lord Byron.
      But Mary and Percy are not alone: they bring Jane, Mary’s young step-sister. And she knows the biggest secrets of them all…

      Told from Mary and Jane’s perspectives, Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein

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    Eric and the Wishing Stone Barbara Mitchelhill
    9781783447978 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date: May 01, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 127 x 196.85 x 5.08 mm | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Andersen Press
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      Eric is just no good at tests and schoolwork, and his mum thinks he isn’t trying hard enough. His grumpy teacher Mr Hodgetts (AKA the Bodge) decides he needs extra help. Then a mysterious package arrives from Eric’s Auntie Rose, containing a small round stone which promises to grant a wish. The wish Eric makes might just change everything…
      Bio
      Barbara Mitchelhill (Author)
      Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children’s TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.

      Tony Ross (Illustrator)
      Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries’ most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.

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    Monsters Sharon Dogar
    9781783448036 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Historical Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 5.06 x 7.81 in Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Andersen Press
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      Description
      1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley. From there, the two young lovers travel a Europe in the throes of revolutionary change, through high and low society, tragedy and passion, where they will be drawn into the orbit of the mad and bad Lord Byron.
      But Mary and Percy are not alone: they bring Jane, Mary’s young step-sister. And she knows the biggest secrets of them all…

      Told from Mary and Jane’s perspectives, Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein

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