Hamish and the GravityBurp

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471147134

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

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'HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!' Frank Cottrell Boyce 'Hilarious' Tim Minchin 'Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler's books contain all the wit and warmth of Dahl and Blake at their best. Irresistible.' Phil Earle 'Like David Walliams, Danny Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is funnier' The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week Another hilarious adventure from bestselling author Danny Wallace brought to life with illustrations from Jamie Littler, perfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl, David Baddiel and David Solomons! This may look like just a completely and utterly ordinary book. But it’s not. This book knows something terrifying: that the people of Earth face their gravest, grimmest threat yet! When Hamish finds his mum and his brother floating ON THE CEILING, he knows there’s something seriously wrong (again) in the town of Starkley. What is the strange burping noise he keeps hearing? Why are weird seeds suddenly falling from the sky? And should he be worried about the odd woman with a cone around her neck? All Hamish and his gang the PDF can be sure of is that an adventure is coming. And that means two things: You have to be prepared You have to prepare a sandwich
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Hamish and the WorldStoppers

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

ISBN: 9781471123870

Category: Children's stories

Page: 336

View: 6018

What would YOU do... if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you! Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own . . . Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear. Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!
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Hamish and the Baby BOOM!

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471167836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9845

'HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!' Frank Cottrell Boyce 'Hilarious' Tim Minchin 'Danny Wallace and Jamie Littler's books contain all the wit and warmth of Dahl and Blake at their best. Irresistible.' Phil Earle 'Like David Walliams, Danny Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is funnier' The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week Get ready for another hilarious adventure from bestselling author Danny Wallace brought to life with illustrations from Jamie Littler, perfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl, David Baddiel and David Solomons! Beware the Babies ... they CRY ... they POO ... they ATTACK! Hamish and the PDF have been left in charge of Starkley while his dad and the rest of the Belasko agents are off hunting down the universe's second-most dangerous villain - Axel Scarmarsh! But nothing bad will happen while he's gone, right? WRONG! Suddenly the babies of Starkley are on the rampage and causing chaos - but only Hamish and his friends seem to be worried about the odd behaviour. What’s behind the baby uprising and can the mini mutiny be stopped before EVERY BABY ON EARTH rises up?!
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Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471145603

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8061

A hilarious original Christmas short story from the wonderful Danny Wallace! Have yourself and TERRIBLE little Christmas! Hamish and his friends are back in this very special story. The Terribles are out to ruin Christmas for everyone in Starkley, can the PDF stop them?? Praise for Hamish and the Worldstoppers: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!' Frank Cottrell Boyce 'Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they're gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories 'til he's 97' Tim Minchin 'Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids - particularly boys - will really enjoy' The Sun 'Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is the funnier.' The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week 'Wallace's vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement… Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible.' The Guardian
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The Missing One

Author: Lucy Atkins

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623659884

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In her gripping debut novel, Lucy Atkins takes us on one woman's journey to the beautiful and rugged Pacific Northwest to discover the dark secrets of her family's past so that she can understand and accept herself. Kal McKenzie was never close to her mother Elena, whose coldness towards her spoiled any chance of a good relationship. When Elena dies of cancer, Kal feels forlorn: how do you mourn a mother who, inexplicably, just didn't seem to love you? While clearing out Elena's art studio, Kal finds a drawer packed with postcards, each bearing an identical one-line message from a Canadian gallery owner named Susannah Gillespie: "Thinking of you." Who is this woman and might she hold the key to her ruined relationship with her mother? Conflicted by her grief and shaken up from recently seeing a covetous text from an old girlfriend on her husband's cell phone, Kal impulsively sets off with her toddler Finn to Susannah's home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. Soon Kal quickly realizes she has made a big mistake. The striking and enigmatic Susannah will only share a few scraps of information about Elena. Kal discovers that her mother was a pioneering orca researcher-an activist trying to save the powerful and dangerous creatures.
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Yes Man

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7929

Recently single, Danny Wallace was falling into loneliness and isolation. When a stranger on a bus advises, "Say yes more," Wallace vows to say yes to every offer, invitation, challenge, and chance. In Yes Man, Wallace recounts his months-long commitment to complete openness with profound insight and humbling honesty. Saying yes takes Wallace into a new plane of existence: a place where money comes as easily as it goes, nodding a lot can lead to a long weekend overseas with new friends, and romance isn't as complicated as it seems. Yes eventually leads to the biggest question of all: "Do you, Danny Wallace, take this woman . . ." Yes Man is inspiring proof that a little willingness can take anyone to the most wonderful of places.
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I Can't Believe You Just Said That - The Truth about Why People Are SO Rude

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780091919047

Category:

Page: 384

View: 8646

Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue-jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot doga We are ruder than we've ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bell boys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called JosU and at least one expert in cooked meat production. In doing so he uncovers the hidden truths behind what makes us rude, whether it can be caught, and how one small moment of rudeness-like being declined a hotdog-can snowball into disaster. From the jihadist who launched a blistering attack on the obad mannerso of his fellow ISIS militants, to the mayor in Bogota who recruited an army of mimes to highlight inconsiderate driving-this is a very funny and powerful exploration into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an anti-rudeness revolution.
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Spy Toys

Author: Mark Powers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681197103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9510

The world's leading toy manufacturer gives each toy it creates a tiny, computerized brain and a unique personality making for some seriously awesome toys. But sometimes there's a faulty toy . . . Dan is a "Snugliffic Cuddlestar" bear--he should be perfect for hugging. But because of a malfunctioning chip, Dan is so strong he could crush a car. Thrown into the rejects pile, he meets Arabella, a "Loadsasmiles Sunshine" doll, who has a very short temper. Soon Dan, Arabella, and Flax (a custom-made police robot rabbit) are recruited by the head of the toy world exactly for what makes them unfit. And their first mission is a doozy: to protect a senator's eight-year-old son from being kidnapped. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this hilarious book has reluctant reader appeal written all over it.
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Join Me!

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452285011

Category: Humor

Page: 337

View: 2122

A BBC journalist describes how he accidentally created a cult by placing an ad in a small London paper that simply said "Join Me," detailing the thousands of replies to his ad, his evolution into the role of "The Leader," and his offbeat efforts to create a Utopian society, amid the furor of newfound celebrity. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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Come Down, Cat!

Author: Sonya Hartnett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 085797551X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4007

The day is ending, night is falling, and Nicholas's cat won't come down. High on the roof she licks her paws while Nicholas worries about her up there all alone. How does he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn't even want to come down from the roof... or does she?
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A Storey Street novel: Demolition Dad

a Storey Street novel

Author: Phil Earle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444013874

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9126

Perfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Liz Pichon, this is a hilarious, warm-hearted story about family, friends and wrestling by Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Phil Earle and illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie. This is the story of Jake Biggs and his dad, George. George spends all week knocking down buildings ... and all weekend knocking down wrestlers. He's the Demolition Man, and Jake couldn't be prouder. But when Jake hears about a pro-wrestling competition in the USA, and persuades his beloved dad to apply, things don't quite turn out the way he expected... Phil Earle's first novel for younger readers of 8-11, DEMOLITION DAD is DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD in Spandex, a book bursting with humour and heart.
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Rascal: Racing Against Time

Author: Chris Cooper

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780316739

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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A heartwarming canine adventure series for boys and girls aged 6+. Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Michael Morpurgo. This is the story of one brave dog's journey home. Rascal is nearly home. He's desperate to find his owner Joel again - but then he's caught and trapped in an animal shelter! Time is running out for Rascal ... can he and Joel find each other before it's too late? Packed with entertaining illustrations from James De La Rue. Fans of Morpurgo's Shadow will love this. Have you collected all of Rascal's adventures? Rascal: Lost in the Caves Rascal: Trapped on the Tracks Rascal: Running for his Life Rascal: Facing the Flames Rascal: Swept Beneath the Waters Rascal: Racing Against Time Chris Cooper is the pen name of Paul Shipton, who grew up in Manchester and went to university in Cambridge. He spent several years teaching English as a foreign language and lived in Istanbul for a year. Paul then moved into publishing, working on science activity books and primary school English materials. He published his first book, Zargon Zoo in 1991. Four years later, he published Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear, and relocated with his family to Wisconsin, United States where he works as a freelance writer and editor. He, his wife and two daughters, now divide their time between Cambridge, England and Madison, Wisconsin.
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Wilf The Mighty Worrier: Saves the World

Author: Georgia Pritchett

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623658802

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Wilf is a little boy who worries quite a lot, about quite a lot of things. About almost everything. He's frightened of stuffed animals. Peanut butter makes him nervous. And as for the awful crawly insects that have waggly feeler-thingies instead of eyes? Well, that is just something that doesn't bear thinking about. When The Most Evil Man in the World moves in right next door, Wilf is understandably alarmed. Panicked, in fact-totally and utterly freaked out. The neighbor, Alan, is a self-styled Evil Lunatic, with a grumpy robot sidekick and a dog named Kevin Phillips to prove it. Seriously, what kind of maniac gives his dog a surname? And why do the three of them always look like they're up to no good? The only ally Wilf has in his desperate struggle to put a stop to Alan's ridiculous-but also quite upsetting, really, when you think about it-plans to destroy the world is his little sister, Dot (and her trusty "blanky," of course). Could this be the end of the mighty worrier Wilf, or is it the beginning of a legend?
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The Moon-faced Ghoul-thing

Author: Barry Hutchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857635242

Category: Blank, Benjamin (Fictitious character)

Page: N.A

View: 1978

In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. It's the Feast of Scarrabus, and Ben and his friends are out, stalking the dark streets, armed only with bags of sweets. But Ben doesn't play by the rules, and soon the Moon-Faced Ghoul-Thing is after him, dragging him into a dark realm from which there's no return--or is there?
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Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742757987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 706

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, Humanist May 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London Times described him as "a colonial colossus." Henry Parkes received little schooling and worked on a rope-walk, breaking stones, as an ivory and bone turner, ironmonger, laborer, and on the wharves before trying business life and ultimately politics. He and his first wife traveled to Australia on an assisted passage. Parkes steadily educated himself, reading voraciously and widely, including all the great poets. There has never been anyone else like Sir Henry Parkes in Australian public life. Not only was he the father of federation. His friends included Thomas Carlyle, fellow poet Lord Tennyson, and British Prime Minister Gladstone. He convinced Florence Nightingale to send trained nurses to Australia. He conceived the international rabbit competition, which led to the Pasteur affair and put Australia at the forefront of microbiology. He encouraged talented men to enter politics. Yet he shunned the limelight, rarely attending social functions. Whenever he received begging letters, (which he did, daily), Parkes always wrote back enclosing money. No wonder he went bankrupt three times! Yet he was Premier of NSW five times, leaving its finances well in the black every time. He married three times, the last time to a 23-year-old beauty. Clearly, Parkes loved women, and they loved him. He encouraged women to attend political meetings, even though they didn't have the vote. NSW Parliament House dining room was managed by a husband and wife; when the husband died, Parliament wanted to fire his widow, but Parkes stood up for her, saying she was perfectly capable of managing the dining room on her own, which she did for years to come. But not everyone loved Sir Henry; he had a long-running feud with poet Henry Lawson's mother after Parkes wouldn't give young Lawson the help she demanded and he constantly wrestled with political aspirants chasing his seat.
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The Snow Womble

Author: Elisabeth Beresford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834243

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The perfect way to meet the Wombles - in a gorgeously illustrated, snowy, sparkly picture book. A wombling Merry Christmas to everyone!
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The Simple Gift

Author: Steven Herrick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689868677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 188

View: 634

In this free-verse novel, sixteen-year-old Billy leaves behind his drunken, abusive father, takes refuge in an abandoned freight train, falls in with the wealthy, restless Caitlin, and discovers the true meaning of friendship and family.
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Thimble Monkey Superstar

Author: Jon Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910080344

Category:

Page: 144

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Jams is homeschooled by his eccentric father while his mother works. He has no friends. One day their neighbours arrive with a monkey and ask, 'Will you look after our hamster?' They run away, abandoning Thimble. Jams and his Mum love Thimble instantly, but Jams' father doesn't like someone upsetting his routine.
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Meet Captain Cook

Author: Rae Murdie

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857980181

Category: Australia

Page: 36

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"A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great explorer, Captain Cook. b> aptain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788. rom Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history."
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Wilf the Mighty Worrier Rescues the Dinosaurs

Author: Georgia Pritchett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178429876X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3737

Laugh your socks off with Wilf on a dino-tastic adventure! Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, David Baddiel, Danny Wallace and Phil Earle. Meet Wilf. He worries about everything. He is a Mighty Worrier. And now Wilf's evil next-door-neighbour Alan is determined to rule the world ... from the very beginning of time! But on the way to prehistoric Earth in Alan's time machine, Wilf is desperate for a wee, so they stop off in the 16th Century. There they meet Henry VIII - a very shouty man, who hitches a ride. Now Alan AND Henry want to be King of the World. Can Wilf stop them with the help of his new dinosaur friends? Join Wilf as he travels back in time to walk with dinosaurs and save the world from Alan ... again! Look out for more Wilf adventures: Wilf Saves the World, Wilf Battles a Pirate, Wilf is King of the Jungle, Wilf and the Alien Invasion.
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