Things That Go Bump chapter book and activity pack

Things That Go Bump chapter book and activity pack

Kathryn Foxfield (author), Robin Boyden (illustrator)
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A funny, high energy, super-spooky adventure packed with monsters and mayhem!

Middle grade readers will be gripped and entertained by Things That Go Bump by Kathryn Foxfield, plus they'll have fun with the accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in May 2024.

“This hugely entertaining book is set in a giant furniture superstore and stars a quirky cast of young characters who middle grade readers will instantly relate to. Ghostbusters meets Scooby Doo!


When Olive and some of her year 6 friends find themselves locked overnight inside Flatpack - a new IKEA-style superstore - they quickly realise that they are not alone. A number of things hitched a ride from the forest where Flatpack sources its wood and in every dark nook, they've been multiplying...

After several of the group get themselves dragged off to who knows where, Olive knows she was right all along - monsters are definitely real.

After that, she's forced to face her fears and come up with a plan:

1) rescue her friends

2) avoid being apprehended by overly efficient store employees,

3) hack into the store's delivery system and send the monsters back where they came from.

Oh, and don't get eaten.

Whatever you do, don't look under the beds. And if you hear a wardrobe creaking open behind you, RUN!

Kathryn Foxfield is a reformed microbiologist, one-time popular science author, cat-servant and parent of two. She lives in rural Oxfordshire but her heart belongs to London. .

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder and a recipe for chocolate cola cake. You'll also design your perfect sofa, solve our logic puzzle and have fun making shadow creatures, alongside jokes, facts and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

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  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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