By Sonya Newland
Find out how David Attenborough became the face of natural history. Named the greatest broadcaster of our time, this book spans his entire career, exploring his broadcasting and wildlife film making as well as his prestigious career within the BBC as a whole, and his other inspiring efforts towards environmental causes today.The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book in the Inspirational Lives series looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.
By Teri Terry
Fans of the award-winning SLATED trilogy won't want to miss this exclusive ebook sequel to Mind Games, a new psychological thriller from Teri Terry!Sixteen years after Luna took on the might of PareCo, her daughter Liberty is fighting for her independence, fighting for her freedom, fighting to discover who she really is.Constantly pushing the boundaries of what she can do in the virtual space of the void and still survive in the real world, it is only a matter of time before Liberty goes too far. And when the mysterious Ex offers to tell Liberty all her mother's secrets, it seems too good an opportunity to resist.But how will Liberty know what is real, or who she can trust - especially when it seems that the future of the void, and of the non-virtual world it connects to, may be at risk of destruction?
Darling Charming and the Horse of a Different Colour
By Suzanne Selfors
At Ever After High, some students are paired with companion creatures; some aid them in their quests to fulfill their destinies, while others offer the kind of friendships you find only in fairytales. Darling Charming loves riding her horse, Sir Gallopad, who has the ability to camouflage himself by changing colors! But Sir Gallopad hasn't always felt so special. Read this original short story about how Darling got her enchanting pet horse.This short story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel A Semi-Charming Kind of Life.
Dexter Charming and the Trouble with Jackalopes
By Suzanne Selfors
At Ever After High, Dexter Charming enjoys spending time with his intelligent, bookish, well-mannered pet, Mr. Cottonhorn. When a spell goes awry, and Dexter and Raven are faced with a bunch of unruly baby jackalopes, can Mr. Cottonhorn help to save the day? Read this original short story about Dexter and his pet jackalope, Mr. Cottonhorn.This short story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novelA Semi-Charming Kind of Life.
Duchess Swan and the Next Top Bird
By Suzanne Selfors
At Ever After High, Duchess Swan knows that her pet swan is the most talented bird of all - even more talented than Daring Charming's pet peacock! Duchess arranges a Feathered Friends Talent Show to prove it, once and for all. But will stage fright get the best of the bird who does ballet? Or can she shine in the spotlight? Read this original short story about Duchess and her pet swan, Pirouette. This story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel Next Top Villain
The Dead Days Omnibus
By Marcus Sedgwick
The bestselling THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS and THE DARK FLIGHT DOWN in a single volume.The days between 27 December and New Year's Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.There is a man, Valerian, whose time is running out, who must pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. His servant is Boy, a child with no name and no past; a child he treats with contempt, but who serves his master well and finds solace in the company of his only friend, Willow. Unknown to any of them it is Boy who holds the key to their destiny.THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS and THE DARK FLIGHT DOWN are mesmerising stories of sorcery and desperate magic spanning dark cities, deadly courtrooms, and the threatening, frozen countryside. The truth about Valerian's past, Boy's identity and many other shattering secrets are laid bare as the Book of Dead Days is opened.
By Anne Rooney
Do you know how Aron Ralston escaped when his arm was trapped by a rock? Or what happened to Bethany Hamilton when her arm was bitten off by a shark?No? Then find out in Daring Escapes - filled with facts about some of the world's bravest survival stories.Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
The Day I Met Suzie
By Chris Higgins
'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.''Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? 'I wouldn't know where to begin.''At the beginning?' she says. 'In your own words.'So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.The day I met Suzie.Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.
Deadly Factbook: Insects and Spiders
By Steve Backshall
Packed with fascinating facts and drawing on Steve's own amazing experiences, this is the second fact-filled DEADLY guide for Steve Backshall fans everywhere. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.
By Jon Mayhew
Tom Striker is a mud lark, earning a crust foraging on the banks of The Thames for anything worth selling. When his friend Billy goes missing, and he saves a man claiming to be Old Father Thames, Tom and his friends are caught up in a battle between powerful spirits. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Iron Eyes
By Jenny Oldfield
Four Winds and his spirit horse, Silver Cloud, now face the second task set down by Ghost Horse - to fetch a feather from the highest mountain. They travel north, crossing forests filled with bears, coyotes and wolves. Along the way they come across their old adversary, Thadodaho, the evil thunder spirit with snake-hair, turtle claws and the feet of a bear. But to get to the summit of Mount Kivioq they must face their most powerful enemy so far, in the shape of Iron Eyes: a treacherous and cruel wolf spirit with an awesome helper . . .
The Dreamseeker Trilogy: Silver Cloud
By Jenny Oldfield
Silver Cloud, a wild horse who is noble, brave, fast and strong, roams the plains. He belongs to a society which is more sophisticated and peaceful than that of the neighbouring human tribe which now, on the verge of extinction, needs his help. Silver Cloud's ruling spirit, Ghost Horse, sets him the task of saving them and, as Red Hawk, the leader of the tribe, is old and dying, his young grandson, Four Winds, is sent to accompany him. Silver Cloud and Four Winds must complete three tasks which will redeem the tribe, but during their journey they must battle against evil animal spirits:the snake-haired monster, Thadadaho, the shape-shifter Yietso, and the flame-eyed Unktehi, as well as face the storms, fires and earthquakes that threaten their quest.
Death or Glory
By Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow, Sonia Leong
You are a warrior, part of a tribe at war with the Romans. But what if you are captured -- do you have what it takes to be a gladiator? Or will you choose another path? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
By Robert Muchamore
It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw.But things aren't what they seem. One boy's father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, while another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him.CHERUB kids live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Dog Friday: Dolphin Luck
By Hilary Mckay
It's Christmas, and the inhabitants of Porridge Hall are suffering from the winter blues. The weather is horrible, Mrs Robinson's ill, and, to top it all off, the Brogan's dog, Old Blanket, dies. So when the children hear the tale of a dolphin sword which brings good fortune, they're determined to track it down . . .Unfortunately, however, Mrs Robinson is in decline, so Ant and Perry are shipped off to stay with Aunt Mabel, while Beany and Sun Dance are left with Mrs Brogan. Aunt Mabel, it transpires, is a silver-haired eccentric living in a menagerie - and not at all what the children expect. Then Sun Dance discovers a burglar, and the mystery of Aunt Mabel is revealed . . .
A Dog for Life
By L S Matthews
My brother Tom was ill. So ill, they couldn't even say if he was going to get better. But for me and Tom, the worst thing of all was that they wanted to take our dog away. To avoid infection, they said. Well, if anything was going to stop Tom getting better, that was it. I had to save our dog. But once we'd set off, nothing turned out the way we'd planned ...
By Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow, Paul Davidson, Adam Willis
You are the Hunter - destined to fight horror wherever you find it.The Japanese island of Okinawa is rocked by a massive earthquake - opening a fiery portal to the underworld! Terrible demons flood through, bent on tormenting humankind and making Earth a living nightmare. Only you can stand up to these unearthly horrors. Only you can send them back to the depths where they belong.
Down To The Wire
By Bernard Ashley
As top reporter at Zephon TV, Ben Maddox is used to breaking the news - and sometimes he even makes it. When he is sent to investigate the situation on Kutuliza, he finds himself face-to-face with slick politicians, guerrilla fighters and a young footballer who is the hope of his people. Ben has to put everything on the line - including his life...
By Andrew Clover
Colin Hitchin's got problems. He's too short, he's got the highest IQ in his year and he's psychic. He sees things before they happen. He sees dead people too. No one believes him, his mum's too busy with her boyfriends, and his best friend Polly just humours him. It all started a couple of years back, before his dad died. That's when Colin got sent to Dr Juvanji who gave him drugs to calm him down ...Then his Uncle Jimmy turns up on the doorstep. Uncle Jimmy believes Colin, in fact he positively encourages him to pursue his special powers. Turns out Jimmy sees things, too. He sees into people's souls, he knows who they really are. Then Polly goes into a coma, and only Jimmy and Colin know why. Polly's soul - her 'lamia' as Jimmy calls it - has been attacked. And weird things are happening to kids at school, too. Something or someone is trying to suck the life out of them ... and with Jimmy's help, Colin is the one to stop it happening. On top of everything else, he's got to be a superhero, too.
By Catherine Fisher
It is 1900, and Sarah Trevelyan, a pupil-teacher, is desperate to reclaim her family home, Darkwater Hall. Lost by her grandfather in a gambling wager, its present owner, John Azrael, is a mysterious man who draws her into a bizarre bargain ... the fulfilment of her dreams ... if she will only give up her soul.In 2000, Darkwater Hall is a private school for boys. Tom Hughes longs for the education found within its walls, but instead goes to the local school and has trouble with unpleasant bullies. His twin brother, Simon, who died at birth, is his constant companion, unseen or heard by anyone else. When Tom meets the strange girl Sarah, and a new teacher, Azrael, he finds himself embroiled in their deadly deal ...