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Billy and the Mini Monsters: Monsters Go Camping
Zanna Davidson, Melanie Williamson
 
It’s Billy’s school camping trip. His worst nightmare is having to go to the TOILET in the DARK. What if he gets lost in the SCARY WOODS? What if there are WEREWOLVES? Or BEARS? The Mini Monsters decide to brush up on their camping skills and come along too, in case Billy needs their help…


The Great Dodo Comeback
Fiona Sandiford, Clare Elsom
 
Leni loves birds. So when two scientists arrive on her island home to try to de-extinct the dodo, she jumps at the chance to help. But Benny Shoober, the Sugar King, hates birds and loves growing sugar. He’s determined that the dodo will be a no-show…


Lottie Loves Nature: Bee-ware
Jane Clarke, James Brown
 
Lottie has been reading about the decline in the number of insects in nature. With the help of her tech neighbour Noah, she decides to build a bug-hotel to encourage their return. But buzzing-mayhem, they are interrupted by a swarm of bees invading Mr. Parfitt’s garden next door. Can Lottie help save the bees before the exterminator arrives?


Do You Love Bugs?
Matt Robertson
 
Crawly! Hairy! Maybe a bit scary? Snails slime upside down. Eeek! Worms can somersault and butterflies smell like cake. YUM. Wait, don’t eat them… Because bugs are truly BRILLIANT!

Matt Robertson’s quirky text and sweet yet hilarious illustrations show exactly why minibeasts can be truly awesome in their own unique way.


Danny Dodo’s Detective Diary
Rob Hodgson, Nick Crumpton
 
Danny Dodo is a detective on a mission. Over the years, hundreds of amazing animals have disappeared. Where did they go? Why did they vanish? It’s Danny’s job to find out – and he wants readers to help!


An Engineer Like Me
Dr Shini Somara, Nadja Sarell
 
Zara is curious about everything! Travelling around the city with her gran, she sees all kinds of fascinating things. How do roller coasters do loop-the-loops? How do planes stay up? As she marvels about how they work, Zara learns about some of the brilliant engineers who have shaped the world around her. Soon she can’t wait to start creating her own amazing inventions and become an engineer too!



Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt
Jennifer Bell, Alice Lickens
 
When 8-year-old Agnes is signed up for SPEARS (the Society for the Protection of Endangered and Awesomely Rare Species), she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead with her elephant-shrew mentor Attie (short for “Attenborough”). Operation Honeyhunt sends them to the Brazilian rainforest, on a mission to save an endangered, dance-loving bee named Elton. Will Agnes pass the test and become a full SPEARS agent?

Species in danger? Girl and shrew to the rescue!


Shark Super Powers
Jillian Morris, Duncan Brake, Steve May
 
We all know about the Great White, but did you know about the shark that can glow in the dark? Or the one that can trump to lose buoyancy?

Dive right in with marine biologists Jillian and Duncan as they take you into the depths of the ocean. There you’ll discover all sorts of weird and wonderful sharks you perhaps didn’t know existed. Learn all about these amazing creatures and their extraordinary super powers.


Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick
Pamela Butchart, Becka Moor
 
The strangest things happen at Wigglesbottom Primary! When Year Two is chosen to look after some eggs that are about to hatch, they KNOW something is strange about one of them. What if it’s not a chick egg, but a DINOSAUR EGG???​



The Magic Ocean Slide: Playdate Adventures
Emma Beswetherick
 
Join best friends Katy, Cassie and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet…

On the hottest day of the year, the friends imagine a water slide coming out of Katy’s bedroom window. As they plunge into an underwater world, they can’t wait to explore.

But when they meet a dolphin in distress, they realise the ocean is in big trouble. It’s so full of plastic that the sea creatures have been forced to flee their homes. Can the friends come up with a plan to put things right?


Curious Questions & Answers About Saving the Earth
Camilla de la Bedoyere
 
Find out how many cans you need to recycle to power four hours of TV, why you should take a shower instead of a bath, and what you can do to help polar bears stay cool.