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    • ISBN:9780750282697
    • Publication date:11 Dec 2014
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Mad About: Dance

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All you need to know about your favourite sports and hobbies.

If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.

Biographical Notes

Judith Heneghan is an award winning author of non-fiction for children and is the Programme Leader of the MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester.

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  • ISBN: 9780750294560
  • Publication date: 09 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
Orion Children's Books

The White Giraffe Series: Dolphin Song

Lauren St John, David Dean
Contributors:
Lauren St John, David Dean

The second of Lauren St John's heartwarming White Giraffe series, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe.It's June - winter in South Africa, and Martine and her grandmother are enjoying a cold but beautiful walk along the beach when they find a stranded, dying dolphin. Martine uses her gift of healing to help it back to the ocean but it's only the latest in a series of inexplicable beachings of dolphins and whales - and the start of a brand new adventure for Martine.After a last stolen midnight ride on her beloved white giraffe, Jemmy, Martine's class is off on an amazing school trip to the islands of Mozambique to witness the legendary 'Sardine Run'. It's a trip that goes drastically wrong and Martine, with close friend Ben, finds herself swimming in shark-infested waters, marooned on an uninhabited island and suddenly at the centre of mysterious submarine goings-on as she tries to save a pod of 100 dolphins from certain death. Like her debut novel, THE WHITE GIRAFFE, DOLPHIN SONG has plenty of action and adventure, and delves deeply into Martine's relationships with the people and animals around her. It makes her question the true nature of her gift, and what she will be called upon to do next. The incredible beauty of the flora and fauna of this little known corner of Africa is richly evoked as a result of Lauren's in depth knowledge and research of the area.

Hodder Children's Books

The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day & Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl

Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
Authors:
Enid Blyton, Anne Digby

In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.Book 07: Naughtiest Girl Saves The DayThe school's strawberry plants are vandalised and a lost blazer button at the scene of the crime leads straight to the Naughtiest Girl. It is hers, but how did it get there - and why would anyone want to pin the blame on Elizabeth?Book 08: Well Done, The Naughtiest GirlElizabeth is desperate to play the piano in the end of school concert. Elizabeth knows Arabella is very good - so she spends every waking minute practising. But exams are looming, and piano practice leaves Elizabeth with no time to revise. Will the Naughtiest Girl have to stay in First Form another year?Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. This audio CD edition contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.

Hodder Children's Books

The Famous Five Short Story Collection

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.A mysterious light on Kirrin Island, a stolen safe, a bag hidden in the woods, a runaway horse, dog thieves, a Christmas Eve robbery - they all mean a whole lot of fun for The Famous Five! Read all about their exciting adventures in this delightful collection of short stories. The text for this audio CD edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated. It's abridged (2hrs 30min long) and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans.Short stories included: Five have a puzzling time; George's hair is too long; Good old Timmy!; A lazy afternoon; Well done, Famous Five!; Five and a half-term adventure; Happy Christmas, Five!; When Timmy chased the cat!

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Stoneheart

Charlie Fletcher
Authors:
Charlie Fletcher
Hodder Children's Books

The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl In The School & Naughtiest Girl Again

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

The Naughtiest Girl: Here's The Naughtiest Girl

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

Five Go Adventuring Again & Five Go to Demon's Rocks

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.Five Go Adventuring AgainThe Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?Five Go to Demon's RocksThe friends travel to Demon's Rocks and discover a very old and valuable gold coin. Demon's Rocks is famous for its stories of bountiful treasure, but if the myth is reality, who does the treasure belong to? This audio CD edition features the text from the Classic edition. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour.

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Five Run Away Together & Five on Finniston Farm

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

First Term & Second Form

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

Third Year & Upper Fourth

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.Third YearThere are lots of new students, including sophisticated Zerelda from America. This year, not only the girls face challenges - Bill's poor horse, Thunder, suffers from collic. Will Zerelda and Darrell become friends, and will Thunder survive?Upper FourthDarrell is very pleased to be head girl, but Alicia and Betty are determined to ruin her good work. Meanwhile, Darrell's sister Felicity joins Malory Towers and becomes best friends with none other than June - obnoxious, brash and Alicia's cousin.Expect more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This audio CD edition is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all Malory Towers fans. Each story is one hour.

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In the Fifth & Last Term

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Orchard Books

Billy Bonkers

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt

Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.

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St Clare's: Summer Term at St Clare's & The Second Form at St Clare's

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.Summer Term at St Clare's The twins look forward to their first summer term at St Clare's. They soon make friends with new girl Carlotta, who has a secret past that she's desperate to hide. But sneaky Prudence finds out and tells everybody. How will the class react?The Second Form at St. Clare'sPat and Isabel have made it to second form. New girls Gladys and Mirabel have great talents for acting and music, and Elsie, the form's unpopular Head Girl, learns to be less spiteful.Expect more mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This audio CD edition is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all St Clare's fans. Each story is one hour.

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Secret Seven On The Trail

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.In book four, something mysterious is going on at Tigger's Barn, and the Secret Seven are intrigued. Peter thinks it's all just gossip, but Jack isn't so sure when he overhears a strange conversation. Looks like the Seven are on the trail of another exciting adventure.First published in 1952, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

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The Secret Seven & Secret Seven Adventure

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.Book 1: The Secret Seven It's their first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow...Book 2: Secret Seven Adventure In book two a priceless pearl necklace goes missing. The Secret Seven are first off the mark to catch the thief. Why? Because they saw him making his escape! Now all they have to do is find the necklace.First published in 1949 and 1950, this audio CD edition contains the original text. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.

Hodder Children's Books

Well Done, Secret Seven & Secret Seven on the Trail

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

Fish

L S Matthews
Authors:
L S Matthews

Winner of the Fidler Award, this is a compelling, globally successful book about becoming a refugee, told with compassion and hope.War and drought have come to Tiger's country. Just before Tiger's family leaves, Tiger finds a fish struggling for life in a drying-up puddle - and rescues it. And so they set off on a dangerous journey across the mountains, with only what they can carry on their backs - the fish's grip on survival mirroring their own. Critically acclaimed for its subtlety and simplicity, this is a universal fable where the specifics of geography, conflict and even the gender of the narrator are not given. Anyone can identify with Tiger's desire to make a difference to the world, and keep hope alive.

Hodder Children's Books

Five On Treasure Island & Five On a Secret Trail

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Hodder Children's Books

Five Go to Mystery Moor & Five On Kirrin Island Again

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.Five go to Mystery MoorThe Famous Five find out about something dangerous out in Mystery Moor. They'll have to risk the treacherous mists and follow the trail if they want to find what's lurking in the shadows. Do they know what they've let themselves in for?Five on Kirrin Island AgainUncle Quentin has locked himself away on Kirrin Island. What's he up to and why won't he let anyone visit? Then the Famous Five discover that a suspicious stranger is watching Uncle Quentin's every move. Can the Famous Five warn Uncle Quentin in time?This audio CD edition features the text from the Classic edition. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour.