By Kay Barnham
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book 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.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency. It also looks at Mandela's death, the aftermath and memorial service that followed and how his legacy lives on.
The Nightmare Clock
By David Logan
Since running away from home at the age of 13, Junk has jumped through space and time to find his sister Ambeline ...Or has he? When Junk wakes up to find himself locked in a high security facility, he starts to question everything he believed to be true. But there is one thing he is sure of: he didn't kill his sister, and he needs to find her. In this high-octane finale to the League of Sharks trilogy, Junk and his friends find themselves battling more than just the odds. They're running out of time. A nightmarish countdown has begun.
Naughty Amelia Jane!
By Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Amelia snips the tail off pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to mischief at the beach. The other toys try to teach the terror of the toy cupboard to be well-behaved, but will they succeed?First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).
By Damian Harvey, Mike Phillips
Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing!Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
By Malinda Lo
I was born on Earth, not Kurra. But I'm not human, even though I try to be. My people, the Imria, think I'm unusual because of that. They call me an Earthsider: as if I've crossed a line, chosen a side. Gone native. Before she fell in love with Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was an Imrian torn between two identities. Imrian by blood, Amber was forced to hide her true self to pass as human. And even when she returns to Kurra her human experiences, including first love and heartache, still separate her from her fellow Imrians. But now she's going to experience kibila, a traditional Imrian coming-of-age ceremony during which she will choose her name - and her identity. Malinda Lo's digital-exclusive novella, companion to ADAPTATION and INHERITANCE, gives a deeper understanding of one of their most compelling characters.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Cassie Hobbes is not like most teenagers. Most teenagers don't lose their mother in a bloody, unsolved murder. Most teenagers can't tell who you are, where you're from and how you're likely to behave within moments of meeting you. And most teenagers don't get chosen to join The Naturals. Identified by the FBI as uniquely gifted, Cassie is recruited to an elite school where a small number of teens are trained to hone their exceptional abilites. For Cassie, trying to make friends with the girls, and to figure out the two very different, very hot boys, is challenging enough. But when a new serial killer strikes and Cassie is drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse, she realises just how dangerous life in The Naturals could be.
The Nightmare Eater
By William Hussey
Imagine your very worst fear. The kind of fear that visits you in the middle of the night and leaves you gasping for breath. The kind of fear you keep buried deep, deep down. Tomasz Kaczmarek knows all about that kind of fear. And he's about to find out what happens when your very worst fears come true...
The Night is for Hunting
By John Marsden
A year of war. A year of terror. And a year of loss. Twelve months have passed since the invasion. Ellie has lost friends, she has taken many lives and she is still as disgusted by violence as she is determined to stand up to the invaders. Now the friends find themselves back in their sanctuary of Hell, caring for a band of feral children whose lives have been destroyed by the war. Meanwhile, the conflict intensifies and the enemy draws closer...
The Nightmare Factory
By L A Jones
There's a secret you need to know. A secret about how nightmares are made. Welcome to the Nightmare Factory. When Andrew Lake and his twin sister Poppy are stolen from their dreams, they find themselves trapped in a strange realm parallel to our own. There, the evil Vesuvius rules over the Nightmare Factory with his army of Shadowmares, extracting fear from children to create nightmares all over the world. But Vesuvius wants more. He wants power. He wants Andrew...A thrilling adventure story that will leave you gasping for more: compelling, exciting...and just a little bit scary...
By Laurence Staig, Doffy Weir
These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known authors and illustrated by much-loved illustrators, this series will appeal to boys and girls.
Nasty Little Beasts
By Jamie Rix
Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. In this book, unspeakable things happen to pets - but the real nasty little beasts are the children themselves, all of them get their comeuppance in the end, consigned to the Hothell Darkness ...We are completely reinventing the Grizzly Tales format for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!
Natalie's Bridesmaid Blues
By Kate Costelloe
Natalie's super skinny sister Plum is getting married and the pressure is on for Nat to lose weight so that she 'fits in' as a bridesmaid on the day. Natalie's slim, but curvier than either of sisters, and taller too. No way is she a size zero, and her friends are determined that she doesn't diet down to nothing. But once Nat gets into the polystyrene rice cakes and cottage cheese AND starts losing weight, she can't help feeling a bit pleased with the new skinnier her. Lexie, Billie, Ella and Oliver (who has had a crush on Nat since forever) are all worried, determined to make her see sense. But having an Alpha boy like Ewan Hendricks interested her is just too tempting for Natalie Bonneville St John. Can her BFFs convince her she's going too far?
Night World: Black Dawn
By L J Smith
Love was never so scary... The Night World is all around us. It's beautiful - and deadly - and it's so easy to fall in love...Maggie Neely's biggest worry is leading her soccer team to victory - until her brother, Miles, goes missing. Maggie must find him. Her search leads Maggie to the vampire, Delos, to whom she is strangely attracted. But while Delos lives, Miles could be lost forever. Can Maggie bring herself to destroy him? Or will Delos get to Maggie first?
Night World: Soulmate
By L J Smith
Love was never so scary... The Night World is all around us. It's beautiful - and deadly - and it's so easy to fall in love...Something is haunting Hannah. Memories of a passion that has spanned the centuries. But who - or what - is it that Hannah loves? This soulmate - a vampire, lord of the Night World - is pursuing her - as he has done throughout her many lives. And so is Hannah's ancient enemy...
The New Girl
By Meg Cabot, Teresa Gallagher
Allie Finkle's starting her first day of school a Pine Heights Elementary! Plus, she's getting a new kitten, the first pick of show cat Lady Serena Archibald's litter!But being the New Girl is turning out to be scary, too, especially since one of the firls in Allie's new class - Rosemary - doesn't like her. In fact, Rosemary says she's going to beat Allie up after school.Everyone seems to have a opinion on how Allie should handle the situation. How can Allie tell who's right? Who knew it was going to be so hard being the New Girl?
The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor & Here's The Naughtiest Girl
By Enid Blyton
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 03: Naughtiest Girl Is A MonitorElizabeth Allen is delighted to be chosen to be a school monitor. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school EVER learn to be good?Book 04: Here's The Naughtiest GirlThere's a new boy in Elizabeth's class. He's sulky and grumpy and he'll do anything to show Elizabeth up. She means to keep her temper, but it's not so easy for someone who was once the naughtiest girl in the school ...Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. This audio download contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2007
The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret & Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend
By Anne Digby, Enid Blyton
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 05: Naughtiest Girl Keeps A SecretElizabeth intends never to be naughty again. But when John entrusts her with his secret, the naughtiest girl finds herself in deeper trouble than ever ...Book 06: Naughtiest Girl Helps A FriendThe school goes camping and the Naughtiest Girl means to be well-behaved. But horrible Arabella is sleeping in the very same tent and busy stirring up trouble for Elizabeth's best friend, Joan ...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 download contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2008
The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day & Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl
By 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 download contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2008
The Naughtiest Girl: Naughtiest Girl In The School & Naughtiest Girl Again
By Enid Blyton
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 01: Naughtiest Girl In The SchoolFollow Elizabeth Allen in book one as she arrives for her first year at boarding school. Elizabeth is spoilt and selfish and has made up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been! But soon she finds out that being bad isn't as simple as it seems...Book 02: Naughtiest Girl AgainElizabeth Allen - naughtiest girl in the school - is trying to be good. But someone wants to spoil things for her. And they're not going to let her forget how she got her nickname!Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. This audio download contains two novels which are abridged and dramatised with a full cast.(P) Hodder Children's Books 2007
The Nursery Storybook
By Georgie Adams, Peter Utton, Adjoa Andoh
The book that every family needs, containing all the traditional stories that small children should first hear. Every one of them is universally known and loved: Little Red Riding Hood, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Real Princess, The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk.(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd