Tales of Toyland
By Enid Blyton
A timeless collection of 21 Toyland stories to read and share by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved children's authors.Jolly the sailor doll and Tiptoe the fairy doll have had enough. The other toys are terribly mean and don't like it when Jolly sings his jolly sailor songs. They decide to leave and take the express train to Toyland where they will meet all sorts of extraordinary characters like the Wobbly Mr To-and-Fro and the funny Clockwork Clown.Ideal for reading aloud or for confident readers to enjoy alone.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!The Toyland Story Collection was first published in 1944 (also called Tales of Toyland). This edition contains the original text and illustrations by Grace Lodge.The collection contains the following 21 stories:The Poor Fairy Doll, Off to Toyland, Toyland at Last!, Tiptoe and Jolly Give a Party, The Unlucky Clockwork Clown, Where Has Jolly Gone?, Jolly is a Sailor, Mr To-and-Fro's Birthday Party, How Bruiny Came to Live Next Door, A Grand Visitor, We Don't Want to Go to Bed, Mr Put-Em-Right, What Wonderful Adventures, The Girl Who Was Afraid of Dogs, A Tin of Yellow Polish, The Lost Motor Car, The Strange Butterfly, A Present for Granny, The Quarrelsome Bears, The Toy Telephone, Toy Town Adventures
By Claudia Martin
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 Tim Bernes-Lee, the British born computer scientist, became the man to invent the World Wide Web. Carrying on to become the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, Tim Bernes-Lee has been awarded for 'ground breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity', and will continue to inspire for generations.
Through the Dark
By Alexandra Bracken
From New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series.In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength to not only survive, but stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles. The characters in these stories - some new, some familiar - face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night. This is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds.IN TIME A desperate young man is forced to make a terrible choice between his own survival and the future of a little girl. The girl won't speak, but she changes his life in ways he could never imagine.SPARKS RISE A spark of light brightens the brutal world when a girl named Sam encounters her childhood best friend at the government-run 'rehabilitation' camp, Thurmond. Lucas and Sam form a risky escape plan, but sometimes even love isn't powerful enough to overcome unspeakable cruelty. BEYOND THE NIGHT The camps are closed and the tyrant president has been deposed. But for many Psi kids living rough, there is no home to return to, no place in a country devastated by the past and anxious about the future. Every day is a struggle for Sam - at least at Thurmond she knew the rules. Her new found freedom is filled with uncertainty and fear. But there's more at stake than Sam's own survival. She once made a promise to someone she loves, and the time has come to fulfill it.'Haunting ... Bracken creates a gripping and terrifying dystopian world' - Kirkus ReviewsAlexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Mindsseries. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.
Thank You and Good Night
By Patrick McDonnell
Feel-good bedtime story book about simple joys and from bestselling author and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. This is a read along Apple iBook - look out for the non-read along edition in the iBooks store. The sun set, the moon rose, and Clement buttons his favourite pyjamas, ready for bed. But then his friends arrive for a surprise pyjama party! Together they play, snack and practice yoga before wishing on a shooting star and finally getting tucked into bed. But not before saying thank you for all of the wonderful and simple joys they've shared. Inspired by the internationally acclaimed MUTTS series, this warm and engaging picture book is perfect for sharing at bedtime. Introducing bestselling author and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell to the UK for the first time.
A Trap in Time
By Celia Rees
Davey is trying to forget the scary events of last midsummer, but an encounter with a face from the past brings memories flooding back-and some very bad news. Then an archaeological dig turns up more than just a few old bones and Davey, his sister and cousins are once again battling with evil forces from the underground city.
The Three Billy Goats Fluff
By Rachael Mortimer, Liz Pichon
When Mr Troll threatens to eat the Three Billy Goats Fluff for trip-trapping over his bridge too loudly, Mother Goat comes up with a fluffy plan to keep everyone happy!A fun, light-hearted twist on the most popular fairy tales. Any child that's familiar with the original will find plenty of giggles here. 'Takes the story line of Billy Goat's Gruff to a whole new level of sheer absurdity that works for both adults and children.' - Books for KeepsIllustrated by Liz Pichon, the creator of the phenomenal number one bestseller The Brilliant World of Tom Gates.
Tragg the Ice Bear
By Adam Blade
Max and Lia must build a compass to help them escape to safety from the Lost Lagoon. But in this enchanted place nothing is as they expect, and the Robobeasts are deadlier than ever!The second thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 4: The Lost Lagoon. Don't miss the rest of the series:Rekkar the Screeching Orca, Horvos the Horror Bird and Gubbix the Poison Fish!
By Adele Geras
The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros's bow, the goddess sends two sisters down a bloody path to an awful truth: In the fury of war, love strikes the deadliest blows.Heralded by fans and critics alike, Adèle Geras breathes personality, heartbreak, and humour into this classic story.
The Tale of Two Sisters
By Shannon Hale
In Shannon Hale's Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends the two heroines Raven Queen and Apple White discover a lost fairytale.For the first time, read the full version of that fairytale as an exclusive short story from the author!(Please note, this story is 1,200 words long.)
Tilly's Pony Tails Complete Collection
By Pippa Funnell
Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Follow Tilly's adventures at Silver Shoe Farm as she learns to ride, makes new friends and has a whole lot of fun along the way!From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
A Triple Treat of Horrid Henry
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Horrid Henry creates havoc wherever he goes. To his well-meaning parents and to every adult whose path he crosses, he is the ultimate nightmare child. His naughtiness is of the kind all children secretly admire and few dare to aspire to. He doesn't always mean to be bad, but the best- laid plans have a habit of going wrong...This bumper 3-in-1 collection contains Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse, Horrid Henry's Revenge and Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Seven sparkling, illustrated fairy stories make up this Rainbow Magic Treasury. Originally published as the first seven titles in the Rainbow Magic series, the stories have been abridged for this fantastic book. With colour illustrations throughout, this book makes the perfect gift!
The Tyrant King
By Allan Jones
Zak's training is cut short when he is sent on his first mission. The King of Montevisto and his family have been threatened and the secret services believe the attack will take place on the family's forthcoming visit to the UK. It's vital that the trip goes smoothly and Zak is in charge of protecting the king's son. He soon finds he needs all his training and talents to outwit the enemy and save lives.A gripping new thriller in this fast-paced series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
By Roy Apps, Chris King
Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Tiger had a dream -- to be a top golf professional.This is the story of Tiger's early years and his break through into the golf world ranking.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Sonia Leong
You are a treasure hunter. You are hired to find the hidden tomb of Genghis Khan. Will you travel to Mongolia and help to discover the tomb and its riches? 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.
The Thief's Daughter
By Alan Marks
The key was so beautiful ... it would open something very precious.Magpie's father tells amazing stories, and teaches her right from wrong. So when she discovers the golden key, she tries to find its owner. At first the key leads only to trouble, but in the end it brings Magpie's family good fortune - and the most amazing story of them all...
By Kate Pennington
Mary Devereux and her father, John, have been appointed to embroider a precious cloak for Walter Raleigh, ready for an invitation to Queen Elizabeth I's court. Each stitch carries Mary's dreams and longings as she gets to know the world of high society. Silently she observes gossip, ambition, dark secrets and high vanity and - on one fateful day - murder.Now Mary is being watched - a dangerous traitor suspects she knows more than she should...
The Truth About Josie Green
By Belinda Hollyer
Josie Green and her sister just don't get on - in fact, sometimes she thinks they can't even be related, they're so different. Then, Josie declares herself 'Josie Green, Family Detective' for a school project, and she can't wait to get started. But, when she comes across secrets she wasn't meant to discover, things start getting out of hand...
By Sarah Dessen
Remy is a cynic when it comes to love. Let down by her absent musician dad and witness to her mother's four failed marriages, she doesn't intend ever to let anyone that close. So when Dexter comes crashing into her life, why is it suddenly so hard for Remy to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganised, impulsive, and worst of all, a musician like her absent father...
Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done
By Sarah Mlynowski
I was about to live a sixteen-year-old's dream.House on the beach.No parents.Parties whenever we wanted.Boys wherever we wanted.April and her best friend, Vi, are living by themselves. Of course, April's parents don't know that. They think she's living with Vi and Vi's mum. But it's not April's fault that her dad decided to move away in the middle of high school. So who could blame her for a little white lie? Or the other nine things that April (probably) shouldn't have done that year...