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.
By Gary Meehan, Gary Meehan
The WarAfter battling their way across Werlavia, Megan and her friends have found safety in the mountain city of Hil. But the army of the True are waiting.The ThreatMegan knows they can't ignore the witch menace for long. Empowered by their guns and their allies, they are coming for her, for her daughter, for their world. The PowerMegan is no longer an ordinary mill girl. Mother, Apostate, Countess: it is up to Megan to protect the people of the Realm. But she will have to risk everything she loves to do so.
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.
By Gary Meehan, Gary Meehan
As the war rages on, the witch army is unstoppable in its march for power. But there is one thing the witches hunger for: sixteen-year-old Megan, and the baby daughter she has hidden from them. A child who holds the key to their future. A child they will hunt to the end...
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.
By Gary Meehan
THE MISSION. Her sister stolen. Her grandfather murdered. Her home burned to the ground. At just 16, her life destroyed. Now, Megan wants revenge. THE ENEMY. But the men who took Megan's precious twin are no ordinary soldiers. The brutal witches, armour-clad and branded with the mark of the True, will stop at nothing to take back the power they once had. THE DECEPTION. Desperate for a way to destroy them, Megan uncovers a terrifying lie. A lie that will cast doubt on everything she has ever known, and everyone she has ever trusted. A lie that will put Megan at the heart of the greatest war her world has ever seen...
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.)
Tower of the Winds
By H L Dennis
The Knights of Neustria's quest is clearer to Team Veritas now - but so is their understanding of the terrible enemy they are up against. People are going missing. No one at Station X is safe anymore. But there are still important truths to uncover.Which secret organization is protecting the work of the Knights of Neustria and do they know who is buried in the unmarked Shepherd's Tomb at Shugborough Hall? Will the story of the mysterious treasure ship 'The Covadogna' help the team of secret breakers discover more about the world described in the ancient coded Voynich Manuscript? And will every member of the team survive the race against time when the sinister Black Chamber chooses to leave them all a terrifying message?Enter the world of the Secret Breakers at http://hldennis.com/Teachers' resources and full reading guide available here: http://hldennis.com/docs/HDreadingguide.pdf'This gripping thriller ... will have you on the edge of your seats.' TBK Magazine
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.
Taken by Storm
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse. She's prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting - though for what, Bryn doesn't know. Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules the North American packs. Standing side by side with werewolves who were ancient long before she was ever born is enough of a challenge, but Bryn soon learns that the Senate has been called to deal with a problem: the kind of problem that involves human bodies, a Rabid werewolf, and memories that Bryn, Chase, and the rest of their pack would rather forget. With bodies stacking up and political pressure closing in from all sides, Bryn and her pack are going to have to turn to old enemies and even older friends for help - especially when it starts to look like this time, the monster might be one of their own.
The Third Day, The Frost
By John Marsden
Ellie and her friends have achieved more than they ever thought possible as an unarmed bunch of amateur teenage fighters. But it's not enough. The war wages on, their families are in captivity and their country is on its knees. Hiding back in Hell, the friends face a big question: what to do next? The gang have another success when they manage to rescue Kevin. He returns to them equipped with a new knowledge of explosives. Suddenly the question of what to do next becomes clear - launch an attack on the major enemy target of Cobblers' Bay.Can Ellie, Homer, Fi, Robin, Lee and Kevin really stage a major military attack on the enemy? And in their attempt to pull it off, what will they have to sacrifice? They have already lost Corrie and Chris; who else will the group have to lose in their desperation to defend their country? The Third Day, The Frost, draws the reader deeper into the struggle of these ordinary teens attempting to survive in extraordinary times. A tense and moving read that will stay with you forever.
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.