Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
By Hettie Bingham
Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a role model, mother of a future king, and a style icon. Read all about her childhood and university years and her life as part of today's monarchy, supporting charities and representing Britain. Find out all about the duchess and role model: how she grew up, what inspires her, her interests and family life with Prince William and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By Katie Woolley
Did you know that Velociraptor was was no bigger than a sheep? Explore the world of meat-eating dinosaurs in Killer Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived... From T. rex to Velociraptor, you'll find out about all kinds of fascinating facts about these fierce and violent beasts. The Dinosaur Infosaurus series presents to you pre-historic beasts in all their terrifying glory, with realistic artwork alongside digestible chunks of information presented as infographics. Perfect for readers aged 7+.
A Kiss in the Dark
By Cat Clarke
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.Can love survive the ultimate betrayal? A compelling story of love and identity from a bestselling author.When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy - everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend. Alex can't help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive... But one of them is hiding an unbelievable secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives...
By Sarah Levete
Singer, actress and TV talent show judge, Kylie Minogue ticks all the boxes. Glamorous and successful, her stellar career has spanned more than 25 years, and encorporated starring in Australian soap Neighbours, seven UK Number One singles and appearing as a judge on The Voice. Real-life Stories: Kylie Minogue gives you the story behind this incredible performer - from her early career as an Australian soap star, through her transformation into a world-famous popstar, to the much-loved icon she is today. It focuses on Kylie's creative vision, and how she and her team put on enormous, spectacular tours. It also looks at the darker times in Kylie's life, including her cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and how having been so ill has affected her outlook on life. Biographical information, and Kylie Minogue quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Kylie Minogue, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Stella McCartney, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Steve Backshall, in other titles in the series?
Kart Racer - Lando Norris vs Callum Ilott
By Paul Mason
Using a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to grid position, race tactics to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Liz Gogerly
Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more.Journey Through Kenya offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country in East Africa. Explore the exciting buzz of Nairobi, the beautiful national parks and stunning lake Victoria, sample local delicacies and explore the Masai Mara where you might even spot the 'big five' on safari in this colourful and diverse part of the continent of Africa.
By Virginia Boecker
The usurperElizabeth Grey's former master Blackwell, now revealed as terrifying dark wizard, has crowned himself King of Anglia.The healerAnd little did she expect that handing over the powers of her stigma to save the life of the boy she loves would change him beyond all recognition.The assassinWith only her own strength and skill to rely on now, can Elizabeth hope to overcome Blackwell?And must she sacrifice herself in the attempt?
Katie's London Christmas
By James Mayhew
Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book.When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? 'Wonderful ... magical ... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift' - Parents in Touch.
By Paul Harrison
Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament.Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
By Lucy Courtenay
'Aphrodite kissed a mortal once by the light of this moon, many thousands of years ago. It drove him crazy. The next person that he kissed - boum. The craziness travelled like this from person to person. It travelled through time. Everywhere - boum! Tu comprends?''Where did it end up?' I whisper. His lips are on my cheek now.'It ended with me. And now I am going to pass it to you. You will like that, mermaid?'Imagine the perfect kiss. A legendary kiss that makes people crazy with love. Imagine a summer's night, on a moonlit beach in the South of France, as French boy Laurent kisses 16-year-old Delilah after the best chat-up line she's ever heard.BOOM!Delilah is pretty sure the Kiss is fiction, despite her head-spinning holiday fling. But with all the sudden crushes, break-ups and melt-downs happening back at home, the Kiss starts looking a little too real for comfort. If only Delilah could keep track of where it's gone ...Who knew one kiss could cause this much trouble?A hilarious rom-com that will delight Geek Girls everywhere!
By Peter Hepplewhite
Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our Greatest Warriors!
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Killer Sharks survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different sharks will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some hunt in shoals and others hunt alone. All sharks are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.al.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A young girl has been murdered, her body displayed on the front lawn of her university campus. The killing is vicious - and terrifyingly familiar. Someone is copying the methods of one of the country's most infamous serial killers: Dean's father. Back at the Naturals HQ, Cassie, Dean, Michael, Lia and Sloane are dealing with a new FBI agent - and Agent Sterling is determined to keep them out of trouble. But Dean knows too much about his father's crimes not to get involved, and his fellow Naturals won't let him face this alone. But as the bodies mount up, the Naturals find themselves in a deadly dangerous race against time...
Katie and the Dinosaurs
By James Mayhew
Come on a prehistoric dinosaur-packed adventure with Katie!When Katie visits the Natural History Museum with Grandma, she finds a very mysterious door . . . and steps back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Katie helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops. But just what will she feed a very hungry and fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex?Katie has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 books in the series?
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Spiders survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about their hunting techniques. Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders, have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.
By Alex Woolf
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Snakes survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different snakes will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some inject deadly venom through their fangs and others squeeze their prey to death. All snakes have to hunt and kill to stay alive, but which animals will they hunt and eat?A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Big Cats survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different cats will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some work in packs and others hunt alone. All big cats are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? Learn about camouflage and how they protect their cubs.A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.
By James Nixon
Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about Knights! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of knights to life, the weapons and armour, training, fighting and medieval life. Read this book to ensure you really do Know It All!Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Cars and Pirates to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
By David Almond
Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer's Disease. Stoneygate is an insular place, scarred by its mining history - by the danger and death it has brought them. Where the coal mine used to be there is now a wilderness. Here Kit meets Askew, a surly and threatening figure who masterminds the game called Death, a frightening ritual of hypnotism; and Kit makes friends with Allie, the clever school troublemaker. As Kit struggles to adjust to his new life and the gradual failing of his beloved grandfather, these two friendships pull him towards a terrifying resolution. Haunted by ghosts of the past, Kit must confront death and - ultimately - life.A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.