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  • blog imageThe Disgusting Sandwich

    One day, a boy drops his sandwich in a sandpit, and the race is on! A very hungry badger wants it, but he's just not quick enough. The sandwich is dropped, squashed and slithered over by everyon from a squirrel, to a fox, to a band of slugs Will the badger ever get his paws on that sandwich?

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    blog imageDinosaurs in the Supermarket!

    For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Who will mop up the mess? A hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind My Adventure Island.

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    blog imagePrimrose

    Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she's not allowed to climb trees, dig up muddy vegetables or even splash in the fountain. Everyone in the royal household is properly proper, and Primrose longs to have some serious fun. A gorgeous new picture book by Alex T. Smith that reminds us to giggle.

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    blog imageSuperkid

    With x-ray vision, super speed and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day! He can spot bullies trying to steal your bubblegum, and he can make even pirates surrender An encouraging message about every child's potential to be a hero.

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  • The 5th Wave

    Fri, 17 May 2013 12:14

    blog image On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself.

    Enjoy a deliciously terrifying trailer...

  • A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. Death.

    Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It's the ultimate high. At the ultimate price.

    blog image The shocking new book by Melvin Burgess.

    The Book Depository is proud to bring you an exclusive signed and limited hardback edition of the new Melvin Burgess thriller, The Hit. This is the ONLY hardback edition being published and we have 500 copies only so be sure to pre-order your copy now.

    We are giving you the chance to win one of these exclusive editions. Just use Twitter and tell us what you would do if you had 7 days left using #thehit to be in with a chance to win.

    Melvin Burgess himself will pick the winner!

    Update -- winning entry by Michael: I would give everything I own away.

  • So you think you are neat? You think you'll go to extremes to defend your love of tidiness and ensure everything is perfectly organised? Well, Ursus Wehrli might raise the bar a little bit...

    The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up. Tapping into the desire for organization and the insanity of uber-order, Wehrli humorously categorizes everyday objects and situations by color, size, and shape. He arranges alphabet soup into alphabetical order, sorts the night sky by star size, and aligns sunbathers' accoutrements -- all captured in bright photographs sure to astonish even the pickiest of neat freaks.

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    Check out Ursus oranising/tidying up sunbathers and their gear:

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  • Dan Brown's Inferno

    Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:55

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    Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments:

    "Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm...a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."

    We have an exciting sneak preview of Inferno to whet the appetite!

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