By Philip Steele
Food is fundamental to life on Earth. The struggle to find or grow food, and often failing, is the story of human history. Today we have more varities of food and production methods than ever before, but there has perhaps never been less connection with the land that produces food, and with farming. And despite all the incredible progress that has been made, today nearly 11 per cent of the world's population is undernourished. This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the global food supply.
Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty
By Cath Senker
What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.
From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement
By Amy Lamé
From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it. Perfect for readers aged 11 and upwards, this book will inspire courage and pride in young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity.Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilisations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.Filled with photographs documenting LGBTQ+ life from the past and present, and from around the world.
Freedom of Information
By Kaye Stearman
Does freedom of information ensure citizens have access to information held by the government to which they are entitled? Or could freedom of information requests pose a threat to national security? Explore these issues in detail, look at the historical background to Freedom of Information Acts around the world and the implications of freedom of information today. The author uses real-life case studies to illustrate the subject; fact panels, quotes and statistics allow an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate.Written by Kaye Stearman who has worked in the fields of human rights, minorities, health and development and consumer rights.
By Bethany Griffin
Madeline and her twin brother Roderick have the Usher name, the Usher house - and the Usher disease. Something is wrong with the family's blood - and it seems to have spread to the house itself. Sometimes Madeline even thinks that the house is alive... When Roderick is sent away to school, the house seems to want revenge on the one member of the Usher family left behind: Madeline herself.A gorgeous, eerie, darkly Gothic tale, THE FALL is guaranteed to intrigue and enthrall its readers, winning legions of new fans for the talented Bethany Griffin. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Becca Fitzpatrick and Cassandra Clare.
Far From You
By Tess Sharpe
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days. That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend Mina died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered. Forced into rehab for a drug addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer. But can she track them down before they come for her?
By Mike Hobbs
Find out what it takes to become a successful fashion entrepreneur, from coming up with an idea all the way to launching the next big thing. Get tips from those who have succeeded and follow our challenges to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club!
Food and Drink
By Mike Hobbs
Find out what it takes to become a successful food and drink entrepreneur, from coming up with an idea all the way to launching the next big thing. Get tips from those who have succeeded and follow our challenges to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club!
By Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature - freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called "the Blue." They say it's a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it's a place where Nat won't be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
By Sarah Wilkes
The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the classes of fish, and the orders, families and species within them. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the fish in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which fish have adapted to life in different climates and habitats, from the shallowest streams to the deepest ocean depths.
By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
Sasha can see the future. But can she use her power to save her brothers and change their destiny? A stunning World War One anniversary edition of the mesmerising novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. It is 1915, WWI. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift: she can see the future. Her premonitions show untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and the fate that awaits Edgar and Tom. But Sasha is trapped by power - no one will believe her. Even her family have lost faith in her, and she is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one. Seeing the future is a fate too awful to contemplate - for who wants to see the end of their own story?A beautifully written story of a child in jeopardy, set in a world full of threat - but with a heroine determined to try to change the path of Fate.
By Sean Connolly
Global Issues: Fundamentalism considers the definition of fundamentalism including the Muslim and Christian forms, its history, its causes, including case studies of Osama bin Laden and Abu Hamza, and its social, political and economic impact. The various responses to fundamentalism, its forms in the future, and the media's role in reporting on it, are also taken into account.
By Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse
The Freedom Frontier
By Jeff Norton
The thrilling final instalment of the action-packed METAWARS series. With the Guardians and Millennials eliminated, Jonah and Sam are left to fend for themselves. When they discover their enemy, Granger, is also on his own they take the ultimate leap of faith and join forces to survive...and save humanity. The future of the world on and off-line is at stake and Jonah will not stop until he prevails. Even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
By Rob Colson
Super Science Flowering Plants investigates the parts of plants, photosynthesis, flowers, pollination, fruits, how we use plants and much more.Each title in Super Science offers a fascinating look at a key area of science. Full-colour photos and diagrams, an appealing, dynamic layout, and experiment and fact boxes help young readers to really discover the excitement of science for themselves.
Football Factor: Seeing Red
By Alan Durant
By Ellie James
A TEEN PSYCHIC. For as long as she can remember, Trinity Monsour has seen things - before they happen. A DEADLY DRUG. And now, the danger she senses leads her deep into the New Orleans party scene. The streets have been flooded with a deadly new drug, and lives are at risk. AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE. Those behind the drug will stop at nothing to prevent Trinity leading the police to them. And when the lives of those she loves are threatened, Trinity faces an impossible choice...
By Jackson Pearce
Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant - until Celia meets Lo.Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea - a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid - all terms too pretty for the soul-less monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her... and steal his soul.
Forces and Motion
By Rob Colson
Each title in Super Science offers a fascinating look at a key area of science: forces and motion, micro-organisms, states of matter and so forth. Full-colour photos and diagrams, an appealing, dynamic layout, and experiment and fact boxes help young readers to really discover the excitement of science for themselves.
By Teri Terry
Kyla's memory has been erased,her personality wiped blank,her memories lost for ever.Or so she thought.Kyla shouldn't be able to remember anything. But she can - and she's beginning to realise that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life, she thinks she's on her way to finding the truth. But the more she learns about her history, the more confusing her future becomes...Set in a disturbing future world, FRACTURED is an engrossing, fast-paced read that establishes Teri Terry as a master thriller writer.Book 2 in the acclaimed SLATED trilogy.