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Cover Art for 9781784883799, The Ultimate Book Of Chocolate by Melanie Dupuis

The Ultimate Book Of Chocolate

Making your chocolate dreams come true


by ( Mar, 2021 )

In The Ultimate Book of Chocolate trained pastry chef Melanie Dupuis will teach you how to make your chocolate dreams become a reality. Learn how to temper, mould and decorate like a pro with the complete guide to everything chocolate. Melanie guides the reader with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions on all the essential techniques, from tempering to making ganache, chocolate mousse, creme anglaise, biscuit bases, meringue and more. The main recipes include every chocolate dessert you could ever imagine, from caramel bonbons and millionairetsquo;s shortbread to Easter eggs, truffles, macarons, cakes, Swiss rolls, eclairs and more. This is a masterclass in making chocolate desserts from an expert pastry chef, and is truly a chocoaholic squo;s dream book!

Cover Art for 9781760507671, Oli and Basil: The Dashing Frogs of Travel by Megan Hess

Meet Oli and Basil, the dashing frogs of travel, in Megan Hessssquo;s first World of Claris story! Two frogs dream of flying, but donhsquo;t realise that theylsquo;ll need each other to take to the skies Pellip; Oli is an artist who dreams up wild, fabulous machines, but he doesnnsquo;t know how to build them. And Basil is a master craftsman who can build anything from scratch sdash; except he doesntsquo;t know what to build. If only there was a way that these two dashing frogs could become friends uellip; From the beloved creator of the Claris stories comes this heart-warming adventure about the joys of newfound friendship.The first World of Claris adventure from beloved childrenusquo;s author Megan Hess.Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!

Cover Art for 9780711259027, Malala Yousafzai (Little People, BIG DREAMS) by Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel

When Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan, her father was determined she would have every opportunity that a boy would have. She loved getting an education, but when a hateful regime came to power, girls were no longer allowed to go to school. Malala spoke out in public about this, which made her a target for violence. She was shot in the left side of her head and woke up in hospital in England. Finally after long months and many surgeries, Malala recovered, and resolved to become an activist for girls education. Now a recent Oxford graduate, Malala continues to fight for a world where all girls can learn and lead. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activists life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Cover Art for 9781760976507, Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell

Bedtime is Boring

Picture Book

by ( Mar, 2021 )

Billy Bunny REALLY doesn't want to go to bed. He's NOT tired! Not even a little bit. It may be bedtime, but Billy is NOT going quietly... See if Billy wins the bedtime battle in this hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by (a quite tired) David Campbell.

Cover Art for 9781406385526, Maybe... by Chris Haughton



by ( Mar, 2021 )

From Chris Haughton comes a funny, suspenseful and keenly observed cautionary tale about pushing boundaries and indulging your more mischievous, cheeky side (when nobody is looking). Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. "Ok, monkeys! I'm off," says the big monkey. "Now remember. Whatever you do, do NOT go down to the mango tree. There are tigers down there." Mmm . mangos! think the little monkeys. They LOVE mangos. Hmm ... maybe . maybe they could just look at the mangos? That'd be ok, right?

Cover Art for 9781474613156, The Last Assassin by Peter Stothard

The Last Assassin


by ( Oct, 2020 )

'A political thriller, and a human story that astonishes' Hilary Mantel Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential periods in history, Caesar's adopted son, Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, exacted vengeance on the assassins of the Ides of March, not only on Brutus and Cassius, immortalised by Shakespeare, but all the others too, each with his own individual story. The last assassin left alive was one of the lesser-known, Cassius Parmensis, a poet and sailor who chose every side in the dying republic's civil wars except the winning one, a playwright whose work was said to have been stolen and published by the man sent to kill him. Parmensis was in the back row of the plotters, many of them Caesar's friends, who killed for reasons of the highest political philosophy and lowest personal pique. For fourteen years he was the most successful at evading his hunters but has been barely a historical foot note - until now. THE LAST ASSASSIN dazzlingly charts an epic turn of history through the eyes of an unheralded man. It is a history of a hunt that an emperor wanted to hide, of torture and terror, politics and poetry, of ideas and their consequences, a gripping story of fear, revenge and survival.