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  • The Queen's Present

    By Steve Antony
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    Steve Antony
    The Queen has raced around London and dashed all over the UK. Now she is setting off around the world in search of the perfect Christmas present - and she's not alone. Father Christmas is here to help!From the North Pole to the Sydney Opera House, via the State of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids and more - will the Queen find a gift that is truly special? And who is it for?!A witty and stylish celebration of the Queen and the world's best known landmarks, created by Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. Praise for The Queen's Hat: 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - Sun'... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings.' - The Times
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    Quick Quack Quentin

    By Kes Gray, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    From the award-winning creators of Oi Frog! comes an hilarious tale about one duck's quest for a missing vowel.Quentin was a duck with a very quick quack. 'QUCK!' said Quentin. 'What's wrong with me?'Quentin's quack has lost its A. Do any of the other animals have one to spare? Not likely! APES don't want to be PES. SNAKES don't want to be SNKES. PANDAS don't want to be PNDAS or even PANDS. Will Quentin be stuck with a very quick QUCK?!Brilliant for reading out loud and teaching children about vowels and animals.Praise for Oi, Frog! also by Kes Gray and Jim Field: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily MailKes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.
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  • The Queen's Handbag

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch. A naughty swan steals the Queen's handbag, so naturally, the Queen races after it. She follows it all around the United Kingdom in various modes of transport, including an Aston Martin car, a motorbike, a Red Arrow plane, a speedboat, a train and a horse. Taking in sights such as Stonehenge, Snowdonia, Giants Causeway, Edinburgh Castle, Oxford and then arriving back in London, this chase includes the Queen's butler and an awful lot of policemen. A witty and stylish celebration of the United Kingdom and the Queen.Praise for The Queen's Hat: 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - Sun'... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings.' - The Times
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    Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story

    By John Malam
    Authors:
    John Malam
    Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the story of Queen Elizabeth's life, from when she was a young princess, to her coronation in 1953 through to becoming the longest reigning British monarch in 2015 and celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016. From the first official photograph of her as a baby to her life as a working monarch, this book charts the key events of her life and reign. This book gives a real account of her private life, from a happy childhood with her sister Princess Margaret, to her marriage to Prince Philip and life as a mother and great-grandmother to George and Charlotte. Her public life is conveyed from the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, to her accession as Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 and her duties as monarch.
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  • Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty

    By Chris Colfer
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    Chris Colfer
    From bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a new book about a beloved character: Queen Red Riding Hood.The young queen gives us her take on politics, government, health, love, and of course, what it means to be royalty.A must-have for new and old fans alike.
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  • Queen Elizabeth Family

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.Mike, Belinda and Ann are going on the most exciting holiday yet! They'll sail all the way to New York on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner and will stay for a whole two weeks. What could more adventurous than exploring the decks of the most enormous ship and experiencing the whirl, bustle and sheer size of life in America?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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    Queen Elizabeth II's Britain

    By Jacqui Bailey
    Authors:
    Jacqui Bailey
    Elizabeth II's Britain examines the recent history of Britain, during the time of the country's longest-reigning monach. Exploring the Britain the Queen was born into and took over when her reign began, the Commonwealth, changing social times, family, fashion, technology and work, the book builds up a picture of how life in Britain has changed. The book is brought alive with humourous cartoon and by memories in the form of quotes from people who remember the events and changes from the past 60 years. It is illustrated with pictures of the Queen and the Royal family and historical photos of life in Britain. Ideal for the 9-11 year old reader.
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  • Quagos the Armoured Beetle

    By Adam Blade
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    Adam Blade
    Unlock your exclusive Battle Shield in the Beast Quest game - this book contains a secret code.Only one of the Crown Jewels is still missing, but wicked Velmal has saved the most frightening Beast for last... Tom must battle to retrieve the precious sceptre from the giant stag beetle Quagos, but will he be able to defeat his enemy?Don't miss the other books in Series 15: Velmal's Revenge- Wardok the Sky Terror- Xerik the Bone Cruncher- Plexor the Raging Reptile
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  • The Queen's Hat

    By Steve Antony
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    Steve Antony
    A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family's new baby. And with a celebratory sparkly red foiled cover.A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben... just where will that hat land?Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book prize and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book prize, with a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - The Sun'... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings.' - The Times
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  • Quest's End

    By David Grimstone
    Authors:
    David Grimstone
    Five old friends return home expecting peace, only to face their worst nightmare yet. Will Decimus Rex ever defeat the evil Slavious Doom?Vs The Screaming VoidOver two hundred children have vanished. There are rumours that the cruel Mirror Master and his black-hearted sidekick, Captain Lich, have something to do with it ... But where are the children being taken and why? It seems Decimus and his friends have a new battle on their hands ...Vs The Clone WarriorsDecimus and his friends must overcome the demons lurking within the Screaming Void. But even if they defeat these fearful monsters, can they survive a battle against the undefeated Clone Warriors?Vs The Ultimate EvilAn old enemy has returned and will stop at nothing in his quest for power. But when he kidnaps Decimus' parents and captures his friends, Decimus is forced to go and face his only undefeated enemy yet.
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  • Quick Expert's Guide: Safe Social Networking

    By Anita Naik
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    Anita Naik
    With this book, the Quick Expert's Team has crafted the perfect guide for you to become a safe and savvy social networker. We show you how to make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls - master the privacy settings, control how much you share, and avoid peer pressure so that you have the best time online.This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down the complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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  • Queen Bees, Drama Queens & Cliquey Teens

    By Anita Naik
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    Anita Naik
    With queen bees, drama queens and cliquey teens girl friendships can be tough! Teen Life Confidential is here to help with this guide for teenagers looking for help surviving the friendship game.Hanging out with your best friends can be awesome, but what happens when things go wrong? Queen Bees, Drama Queens and Cliquey Teens answers your friendship problems and questions and gives advice on everything from how to cope with the bullies and mean girls at school, to how to be a better friend yourself. Written by experienced author Anita Naik, this title explores all aspects of teenage girl friendships and the problems that surround them. We look at what being popular means, the downsides of friendships and what to do when things go wrong.Includes an 8 ways to empower yourself guide. Self-esteem and self-confidence are vital when coping with girl friendships and girl bullying, so we've given 8 things that the reader can do every day to improve their confidence and build their self esteem. Each section is accompanied by quotes from real teenagers to give examples of real-life problems that teenagers experience every day. We also feature quizzes to help you to assess your own behaviour and work out what your friendship style is.Anita Naik is an author, columnist, blogger and journalist. She started her career as advice columnist on the teen magazine Just 17, and is now the agony aunt at Teen Now magazine and Avon Connects. She is also a regular contributor to the parenting technology site Quibly (http://www.quib.ly) and writes regularly on the subjectsof teens, tech, parenting, education and social media, across various media platforms and magazines.Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. We are grateful to Claude Knights at Kidscape for her advice in the creation of this book. For more information please visit: http://www.kidscape.org.uk/Chapter One - Being popular: What does it means to be popular and who you are friends with right now? Chapter Two - The girls who rule school: Here we look at the girls at the top of the class and why they behave the way they do.Chapter Three - The downside of friendships: Relational aggression explained and ways to deal with the mean behaviours that arise in girl friendships.Chapter Four - What kind of friend are you? Helps readers to assess their own friendship behaviour. We look at the different types of friend and the problems of the behaviours associated with them.Chapter Five - When things go wrong: How to cope with friendships that end, or turn nasty.A Help Section gives details of places to go for further help and guidance, and a glossary explains specificterms to readers.
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    Quicksilver

    By R J Anderson
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    R J Anderson
    Once I was a girl who was special.Now I am extraordinary.And they will never stop hunting me.The compelling follow-up to the bestselling ULTRAVIOLET, this psychological thriller will take your breath away...
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    Quantum Drop

    By Saci Lloyd
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    Saci Lloyd
    Anthony Griffin is an ordinary kid caught up in a dangerous world. The boundaries between real and virtual are more and more blurred, and when Anthony's girlfriend is taken out in a gang hit, he has to venture into the underground world of the Drop to flush out her killer and bring him to justice. This is the story of a boy whose girl is worth more than money.
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    The Queen

    By Richard Brassey
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    Richard Brassey
    Between April and July 2012, extensive celebrations will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen's reign. Following the approach of NESSIE (sales approaching 250,000 copies) and GREYFRIARS BOBBY (100,000 copies sold), Richard Brassey provides insight into the life of the woman who soon will be our longest-reigning monarch - with fun facts, hilarious anecdotes and fascinating info!
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    Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story Diamond Jubilee

    By John Malam
    Authors:
    John Malam
    This year Queen Elizabeth II enjoys 60 glorious years as monarch with a Diamond Jubilee celebration to be held on 5th June 2012. Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the life of our Queen from her birth to present day. It is the story of a princess who became Queen and head of the Royal House of Windsor.* Birth of a Princess* The Little Princesses* Life in the Palace* Princess at War* Elizabeth becomes Queen* The Royla Family* Royal Duties* The Royal family TreeEarly photographs capture the Queen's early years and a Royal family tree place the events of her life in context.
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  • The Queen's Bracelet

    By Georgie Adams, Georgie Adams, Gwen Millward
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams, Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Gwen Millward
    When Charm became Queen of Karisma, the Silversmith made her a precious gift. A bracelet. On it are fastened 13 silver amulets, called 'charms' in honour of the new queen. The bracelet is magic with the power to control the forces of nature and keep everything in balance. As long as Queen Charm, and she alone, has possession of the bracelet all will be well. And so it was until Zorgan, the evil magician, stole the bracelet and scattered the charms far and wide. Then there was chaos!Meanwhile, in our world (the 'Outworld' to Karismans), Sesame Brown is waiting to go shopping with her best friend Maddy. Little does she know she's about to be whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime. She's about to become a Charmseeker. Ses suddenly finds herself in a strange new land with castles and forests, princesses and magicians, the friendly tunganoras, Hob and Fig, and the less friendly gribblers. The race is on to find the charms and Sesame is determined to win.
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