By Philip Steele
In an era when the global environment is defined by humans and their activities, humans are destroying natural habitats and resources, often the same ones on which they themselves depend. While humans understand more about the environment and population than ever before, what action are they taking to protect the natural environment for future generations - and is it too little, too late? 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 treatment of natural habitats.
Naomi's Story - Living with Leukaemia
By Andy Glynne
This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Naomi, a 10-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Naomi bravely explains what it was like to find out she had cancer, when she lost all her hair and what it was like spending so much time in hospital.The intimate and direct impact of using Naomi's real first-person testimony encourages us to empathise with her situation, and to understand how some children's lives are very different from their own. Naomi talks about school, family, friends and explains the confusion and chaos caused by cancer.The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
Noah's SO Noisy
By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
Noah is a noisy dragon. He roars, he shouts and he loves to stamp about. When his friends are listening to a story, Noah keeps interrupting. But if he can't keep quiet, how will he discover what happens at the end?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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.
Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran
By Andy Glynne, Jonathan Topf
This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to flee Iran as there were threats on his life.Told in Navid's own words, the story highlights the terror and hardship that Navid and his mother suffered in their long journey to follow his father to a safe place, and the strange feelings that Navid had towards him when they were reunited.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
Notes on Being Teenage
By Rosalind Jana
How would you describe yourself? Do you like to stand out, or fit in? Are you an Instagram junkie, or is Snapchat more your thing? Are you watching Zoella on YouTube, or reading Rookie on your phone? We're all different, and no-one's teenage years are the same. But we do all have one thing in common - being a teenager is about discovering who we are, and who we want to be. It can be tricky, building and forming your own identity and sense of self, and sometimes, advice from someone who has been there and done it in the not-too-distant past can come in useful. Enter Rosalind Jana, who's crammed more into her 20-odd years than most (including winning the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writers AND 'Well Dressed' at the Observer Ethical Awards, but don't tell her we told you that...). Notes on Being Teenage covers all aspects of teenhood, from the serious (mental health issues, bullying, staying safe online), to the slightly-less-so (dating, style, fashion, starting a blog) and everything in between. Rooted in her own experiences as a blogger, part-time model and eco-fashion-expert, but also as a teen who struggled with scoliosis, bullying and her dad's depression, Rosalind is well-placed to offer advice and guidance to anyone navigating their teenage years. She's also spoken to loads of teens about their experiences, too, and their stories, problems, advice and wisdom are gathered here as well, along with interviews with inspirational and interesting people like Louise O'Neill, Juno Dawson and Rosianne Halse-Rojas. All this combines to form a warm, witty, wise book not just on how to survive but how to thrive as a teen. Essential reading for smart girls of any age.
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 Ann Kramer
Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa, the book traces the course of Mandela's life - his legal studies, helping to found the ANC, freedom fighting, trial for treason and harsh imprisonment. The story continues with Mandela's release from prison, the incredible story of the defeat of apartheid and his election as president, retirement, humanitarian activities and his death and funeral in 2013.
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.
Not Fair, Won't Share - A book about sharing
By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
Miss Clover has made a space station. Posy, Ben and Alfie must take turns to play with it. But Posy doesn't want to share, and everyone gets cross. Can the children learn to enjoy it together?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story related to the subject, encouraging speaking and listening skills.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
No Hitting, Henry
By Lisa Regan
Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Henry sometimes gets angry when things don't go his way, and sometimes he hits, too! For example, if he's feeling left out of a game, or if he's bored at the shops with his dad. But how can he stay calm?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child want to hit or pinch and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
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...
By Honor Head
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Near Water raises children's awareness of how to stay safe when playing in or by water. It also includes a safety quiz at the end of the book.
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...
Not Just the Blues
By Claire O'Brien
One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be glamorous. I will take taxis everywhere, have an absurd-looking little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day.But for now, I'm stuck with:a totally un-glamorous school bus chauffeur,two mean EX-best friends,a 50% reduction in parents,and cat litter Fridays.Did I tell you how utterly ridiculous my life is...?
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.