By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the three hundred and thirty second time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to teach Elephant a lesson.This is the story of how Tricky Tortoise proves that brains are often better than strength or size.
Turquoise Storybook: Mouse Power!
By Ruth Miskin, Mick Reid
This Turquoise Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Turquoise Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 5.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour
By Geoffrey Malone
The wind carried the scent of blood far into the night, while the vixen still pawed at the broken little bodies on the pile of earth.But Torn Ear survives the game-keeper's attack. Slowly his mother introduces him to the fox's world - the skills of hunting and how to avoid danger. Then he is on his own.Until he meets Velvet, and they have cubs of their own. But again man intervenes, and his favourite cub is threatened. Torn Ear must rescue her, but will he escape the clutches of the game-keeper this time?
There's a Dragon Downstairs
By Hilary Mckay, Amanda Harvey
There's a dragon downstairs at Sophie's house. She knows he is there. She can hear him rattling and snuffling - slinking through the rooms. She is scared, and hides beneath the bedclothes. But when he comes again, Sophie grows bolder... she picks up her sword and shield. She will go downstairs and fight that dragon. This is a book about childhood imaginings. Sophie grows braver through the story and the dragon of course is no longer there.
Third Time Lucky
By Jenny Oldfield
Kirstie and her horse, Lucky, are inseparable. When Lucky shows signs of a mystery illness - and neither the the vet, nor Kirstie's brother can identify what's wrong, Kirstie makes a third and final attempt to find a cure for Lucky. She seeks out the legendary horse doctor who lives deep in the Rockies. Will he be able to save Lucky's life?
Third Year & Upper Fourth
By 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.
By Geoffrey Malone
In the Indian forest, danger lurks in every corner and Kuma must teach her cubs the harsh rules of survival against Nature. But when a tiger is worth more dead than alive, she must face the most cunning enemy of all - Humans. From eyes to bones, a tiger's body is worth its weight in gold and when poachers infiltrate the Kanla Tiger Park, a more desperate struggle begins. The tigers' fate lies with Himal and Anji and their father Inspector Singh, who together with the Park's trained elephants and riders, must save the tigers by setting their own trap ...
Trainers v. Tiaras
By Grace Dent
For now, Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories. Taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk. Lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded, suped up Vauxhall Novas and Chicago Town pizza. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all. Call her what you want. She don't care. She's keeping it real.
By Mick Inkpen
There is one thing that has always been wrong with Threadbear. In his tummy is a squeaker that has never squeaked . . . Can Father Christmas make his wish come true and give him a squeaky tummy or will it be something much more simple that grants him his wish? With fantastic fold-out pages.Mick Inkpen has won the British Book Award, the Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for both the Kate Greenway Medal and the Nestle Prize. He is consistently in the Top Ten most borrowed children's authors from public libraries.
By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Owls are supposed to be wise, but Twoo Twit is anything but! He loves playing on haybales and playing poohsticks, but he really doesn't like going to school. Until one day when he goes to play in the church tower and gets the fright of his life! Suddenly, he realises that learning to read might actually be a good thing!A witty cautionary tale from award-winning children's author Kes Gray.
Too Cool for School
By Grace Dent
Shiraz Bailey Wood has made up her mind. She's leaving Goodmayes, waving goodbye to Mayflower Academy Sixth Form and her part time job at Mr Yolk and moving to London with Carrie Draper. Carrie's got herself a place at Tabitha Tennant's beauty school, so she's sorted. Now all Shiraz has to focus on is getting herself a job. She has a bit of trouble finding the most suitable job mind, nothing seems quite right for a girl of Shiraz's originality and wit...And she has to admit, she's missing her family - even Murphy - something rotten. But Shiraz BW will not give up - she's going to finish what she started, even if she does keep looking out of the crappy flat window to see if there's a Banana Yellow Golf parked up front....
Teenage Kicks: 101 Things To Do Before You're 16
By Clive Gifford
Have you ever ... Eaten with chopsticks for a week? Had a shopping trolley race? Helped out for a night at a homeless centre? This book will tell you how. With 101 challenges and targets for readers to try out, work towards or aspire to before reaching 16, this book is jam-packed with lots of great ideas, from the simple and quiet to the extreme and profane. With extreme action, travel, jokes and japes, charitable acts and life skills - there's something for every teen to tick off their 'must do' list.
Two By Two and a Half
By David Melling
The nursery class is lined up in twos and ready to go out with Miss Moo Hoo. Little Bat Jack is on his own at the back, but he doesn't mind. As they walk through the woods, they hear, feel and see something rather unusual... what on earth could it possibly be?'With playful text and a catchy refrain, Little Bat Jack proves that all the best things come in small packages.' - JuniorDavid Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators. The Hugless Douglas series has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.
By David Melling
Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quickly, and speak softly, in case the goblins spot you...When tree goblins Butterfingers and Mildew lose their egglets, they must enlist the help of Two-Conks the tree and fellow goblin Drip, the inventor of Sock-Sucking. Can the gang find the baby egglets before a snootle-pig does?A riotous, laugh-out-loud funny series for younger readers from the bestselling author of Hugless Douglas, David Melling.
That Pesky Dragon
By Julie Sykes, Melanie Williamson
Izzy's Dad had a farm. And on that farm there was a goat, a herd of cows, a flock of sheep, a brood of hens, three cats, two dogs... and a dragon! The pesky dragon's fiery breath turns the eggs to hardboiled, the wheat fields to toast and the cows milk to yoghurt! But Izzy soon discovers that every farm needs a dragon around!'... enriched by Melanie Williamson's dynamic illustrations, with their strong, textured colours and comic caricatures.'THE SUNDAY TIMES"Melanie Williamson's illustrations are eye-catchingly quirky and superbly original."THE OBSERVER
By Chris Mould, Chris Mould
This book is packed with the stuff that boys dream of: a fast and furious race, ten press-out and play cars, gruesome characters, a spooky world and five astounding pop-ups that are second to none.It's the Tombstone Annual Rally. The starting pistol is loaded and those mean machines are ready to hit the trail. Who will finish first and who will crash and burn?
The Three Wishes
By David Melling
The loveable duo from The Kiss That Missed are back in a third adventure!The hapless knight and his faithful horse are left to babysit the prince and princess. But babysitting is a lot harder than they think. Add to the mix - a bag of spells, a little magic and three wishes - and it's going to be a long night. From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this delightful story is full of humour, charm and magic.
The Three Musketeers
The exciting adventures of d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer - one of King Louis' expert swordsmen - in Paris. D'Artagnan becomes an inseperable friend of the three dashing musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and with them lives by their motto, "All for one and one for all".
Taking the Plunge
By Helen Bailey
Electra's finally taking the plunge. After all, her friend Lucy did it in France, Sorrel thought she had but hadn't after all, and Claudia, who's done it loads of times, has bet Electra she won't.She will, though. She's going to go out with the first boy who asks her. But what if he turns out to be a frog and not a prince?
Treasure In The Garden
By Hilary Mckay
Peace and quiet is hard to find in Paradise House. So when Nathan escapes to the cupboard under the stairs, little does he expect to find the clue to some buried treasure. What could he possibly unearth in the garden of Paradise House? Except the odd snail...