The Children of Willesden Lane
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers. Based on a true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life in London, the story brings home the reality of the Holocaust to readers aged 12 and up.
Create Computer Games with Scratch
By Kevin Wood
In Project Code: Create Computer Games, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create their own cool, professional computer games. Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
Create Your Own Story with Scratch
By Kevin Wood
In Project Code: Create Your Own Story, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create a cool, professional story. Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
the Cold War?
By Paul Mason
This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.
A Crown for Lion
By A H Benjamin, Jeff Crowther
In this fun, animal story, Lion is looking for a crown. He wants everyone to know he is the king. The animals try many different crowns, but they always go wrong. Then Lion has a sneezing fit...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.
By Jess French
Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the story of one of their incredible rescues ... Cheetah cubs Kakaway and Hailu were being kept by illegal wildlife traders in Ehtiopia, destined for a cruel life of captivity, before Born Free rescued them and gave them a new chance to live free.
A Christian Life
By Cath Senker
The faith you follow is often with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Christian Life examines some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Christian today, through Easter and Christmas celebrations, the wedding ceremony, what happens in a church and why many Christians go on pilgrimages.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up one major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.
The Calamitous Cook
By Rachel Delahaye, Janet Cheeseman
Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story it is the grand opening of a new restaurant, but have they got the right chef? As food flies something seems to be going terribly wrong in the kitchen!Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achievement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
With their stunning colours and array of life, coral reefs seem lush, inviting and beautiful. However, like all biomes around the world, coral reefs present challenges to the plants and organisms that live there. Discover how organisms survive on coral reefs and how they have cleverly adapted to their wild and watery home.
The Cave of Shadows - Explore light and use science to survive
By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In The Cave of Shadows, the gang uses the science of light to explore a huge, spooky cave in search of a lost puppy. Will they find Poppy the puppy? And will they ever find a way out again?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
Christina the Winter Wonderland Fairy
By Daisy Meadows
Kirsty and Rachel are very excited to spending Christmas together. But when Jack Frost steals Christina the Winter Wonderland Fairy's magical objects, the magic of winter is under threat! Can the girls and Christina help get them back and save Christmas for everyone?
By Claudia Martin
Take a look at how computers are designed, how engineers program them and how all the data in computers is held. Find out about memory, outputs and inputs, explore amazing feats of computing such as the web, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and imagine what computers might be able to do in the future. Test your understanding with fun activities, such as writing your own program using a programming language such as Scratch.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
The Curious Case of the Panicky Parrot
By Tommy Donbavand, Ken McFarlane
Written by the author of CBBC's Scream Street TV series!Crackpot detectives Pouch and Tray are called in to solve the case when Freddie the parrot disappears (he always did have the gift of the gab). Pretty soon they're on a trail leading to Don Puggoni - otherwise known as "the Dogfather"...Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of 4,000-word colour illustrated, chapter-based readers, which are perfect for bridging the gap between first chapter books and independent reading.Published by Franklin Watts EDGE, using off-white paper and a font recommended by the British Dyslexia Association.
By James Nixon
Find out all you ever wanted to know about the biggest tournaments in world football! Read about events such as the World Cup and the Euros, as well as club competitions, including the Champions League and the FA Cup. Discover how each competition works, the past champions and some of football's greatest stories.The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, cup competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
By Susie Brooks
Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore China: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Chinese fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on China's customs and everyday life.
By Anita Ganeri
China: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its forests, rivers (including the mighty Yangtze), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in China - school, family life, socializing and religion - and learn about China's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Visit some of the world's most important historical sites, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City, and encounter a Terracotta Army. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to China!
By Enid Blyton
Delight in the magic of Christmas with this bumper collection of 29 short stories from the world's best-loved storyteller! Ideal for reading aloud, or for children over 7 to read alone! Curl up with this collection of festive short stories by Enid Blyton. From the proud rocking horse who learns the gift of giving to a snowman befriended by elves, these joyful tales celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. With lots of humour and fantastic characters, these stories will appeal to newly confident readers for reading alone as well as to younger children being read to.Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are the perfect introduction to her writing. Praise for Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories:'A wonderful selection to read and share. Mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than 70 years' - Western Morning News'Shared excitement and laughter, a little bit of mischief and plenty of delicious food are all mixed together with a pinch of magic and lots of Christmas joy' - Carousel
By Robert Muchamore
Don't miss the last episode of international bestseller Robert Muchamore's ROCK WAR series! The Rock War TV show has come to a dramatic finale, but its contestants still have everything to play for. Jay's about to see what fame and fortune are really about for his brother Theo. Summer's got to take her career back into her own hands. And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show-business from the four walls of a prison cell. From the author of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys: find out more at rockwar.com
By Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Dottie Lottie
This is a great book for all children who love to create amazing pictures. It's crammed with different Christmas scenes to decorate, from Santa's workshop, to a cosy fireside and a huge fold-out snow scene - there are plenty of places for snowmen, presents, reindeer and Christmas trees to feel at home! Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.Frustration-free, easy-peel stickers will be very popular with little ones. No more torn edges and fiddly sticker sheets! Each one is different. The only problem will be which to choose! Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, Farm, Out and About, Wild Animals
Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up
By Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser.Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to The Three Little Pigs... Flip the flaps to create hundreds of mixed-up stories, featuring favourite Christmas and fairy tale characters. Includes: Santa Claus, Jack Frost, Cinderella, Snow White, The Christmas Fairy, The Three Bears and more!Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian