Hamish and the GravityBurp

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471147134

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 7128

'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: 2237

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 Neverpeople

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

ISBN: 9781471123917

Category: Children's stories

Page: 368

View: 3893

Nobody knows it yet, but the people of Earth are in big, big trouble. Like - HUGE trouble. Oh, come on, where's your imagination? Double what you're thinking! And it's all got to do with a shadowy figure, an enormous tower, some sinister monsters, huge clanking and thundering metal oddballs, and people who are just like you... but not like you at all. Luckily Hamish and the PDF are around to help save the day! Aren't they??
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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: 9013

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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F You Very Much

Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525503919

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1113

From the bestselling author of Yes Man, a hilarious and pitch-perfect look at the rudeness that's all around us -- where it comes from, how it affects us, and what we can do about it You're not just imagining it: People are getting more and more rude - from cutting in line, gabbing on their phones and clipping their nails on public transportation, to hurling epithets on Twitter and in real life (including a certain President who does both). And the worst part is that it's contagious, leading reasonably courteous people to stoop to new lows in order to respond to the ever-coarsening encounters we face every day. In this engaging and illuminating new book, bestselling author and all-around curious guy Danny Wallace looks at the reasons behind the rudeness, and what we can do to stop it. His quest to stop the madness includes interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, politicians, and other experts. He joins a Radical Honesty group, talks to LA drivers about road rage, and confronts his own online troll in a pub--all to better understand the scourge that's turning normal people into bullies, tantruming toddlers, trolls, and other types of everyday monsters. Want to be part of the solution? Let Danny Wallace be your smart and funny guide.
Posted in Social Science

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

Author: David O'Connell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408887053

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1415

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of treats rolled into one! But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him he finds himself on a quest to save his family's company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun! Fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Tilly and the Time Machine will be hungry for this delicious mystery full of weird clues, strange creatures, malevolent relatives and lots and lots of SWEETS!
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Hamish and the Baby BOOM!

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471167836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6044

'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?!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Spy Toys

Author: Mark Powers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681197103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7142

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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The Missing One

Author: Lucy Atkins

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623659884

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2410

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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Wilf The Mighty Worrier: Saves the World

Author: Georgia Pritchett

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623658802

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7657

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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Warlord's Revenge

Author: Zac Harrison

Publisher: Curious Fox

ISBN: 1782020039

Category: Children's stories

Page: 184

View: 2940

When John Riley's class is chosen to be inspected by the mysterious scholars of Kerallin, they take an amazing trip to the scholars' hidden planet! As if being quizzed by the scholars isn't stressful enough, the planet is invaded by an intergalactic warlord! Expelled from Hyperspace High long ago, the warlord is out for revenge. Should the class flee while they still can, or can John and his friends save the day?
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Join Me!

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452285011

Category: Humor

Page: 337

View: 9552

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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The Royal Rabbits of London

Author: Santa Montefiore,Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481498606

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8716

When shy, quiet Shylo overhears the plan of a band of ratzis to embarrass the Queen, he must travel to Buckingham Palace and convince the Royal Rabbits of London to stop them.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

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: 6696

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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The Bolds

Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 1512407615

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2549

The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right—they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their clothes, and really, really like to laugh. For years, the Bolds have kept their true identities under wraps. But now the neighbors are getting suspicious, and the Bolds are getting homesick. During a trip to the local wildlife park, they meet an old hyena who is going to be put down, and the Bolds have to act fast to save him—without revealing their secret!
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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: 1778

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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Charlotte Street

Author: Danny Wallace

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443411868

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7484

It all starts with a girl . . . because yes, there’s always a girl. Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her. They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street. And then, just like that, she was gone—accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned disposable camera, chock full of undeveloped photos. And now Jason—ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero—faces a dilemma. Should he try to track The Girl down? What if she’s The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in the beaten-up camera.
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Jim Reaper: The Glove of Death

Author: Rachel Delahaye

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1848125887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6831

When Mum asks Jim to rid their garden of snails, he has an idea. Using the white glove from Dad's study, Jim is going to give each snail a swift and painless death. But can he go through with it? When Mr Darcy the cat gets involved, Jim loses the glove and trouble breaks loose. The third story in the deadly funny JIM REAPER series, perfect for fans of Dahl, Walliams and Lemony Snicket.
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The Lost Twin

Author: Sophie Cleverly

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492633402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6392

Ivy, I pray that it's you reading this. And if you are, well, I suppose you're the new me... When shy Ivy's troublemaking twin Scarlet vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, Ivy is invited to "take her place." But when Ivy arrives, she discovers the school's true intention; she has to pretend to be Scarlet. She must think like Scarlet, act like Scarlet, become Scarlet. What on earth happened to the real Scarlet, and why is the school trying to keep it a secret? Luckily for Ivy, Scarlet isn't about to disappear without a fight. She's left pieces of her journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find. Ivy's going to figure out what happened to Scarlet. She's got to. But the staff of Rookwood is always watching, and they'll do anything to keep their secrets buried...
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