Bedknobs and Broomsticks
By Mary Norton, Anthony Lewis
When the witch next door falls off her broomstick, it's the start of an amazing adventure for Carey, Charles and Paul. Her spell turns out better than she'd hoped, and gives the children an enchanted bedknob which whisks them off anywhere they want, even back in time. Mary Norton, award-winning author of THE BORROWERS, weaves her magic in these two stories, THE MAGIC BEDKNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS.
Bend It Like Beckham
By Narinder Dhami
Read the novelisation of the hit film starring Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers.Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... Bend it Like Beckham is now a West End musical - opening in London in May 2015.
By Emma Fischel
Two thousand years ago, when the Romans invaded Britain, not everyone went down without a fight. Discover a wild Britain and its oppressed peoples and how one brave woman defied the might of Rome. Learn how both the Romans and British lived, how they organised themselves, and how different peoples treated each other.Brilliant line illustrations bring to life the excitement of battle and also the harshness and tragedy of defeat. The book is a handy companion to those readers learning about the Romans in Key Stage 2.Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived.
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Billy Beast can't wait to meet Beauty, the bride of his dreams. But will she be as disgustingly beastly as Billy hopes?
Basketful of Kipper 8 Stories Single CD
By Mick Inkpen
In her inimitable style, Dawn French reads:KipperKipper's ToyboxKipper's BirthdayKipper's Snowy DayKipper & RolyKipper's MonsterKipper's A to ZKipper's Christmas Eve
A Book of Princesses
By Sally Gardner, Emma Chambers
Five favourite fairy stories retold for today's children with a light touch:CinderellaThe Frog PrinceSleeping BeautyThe Princess and the PeaSnow White'Emma Chambers from The Vicar of Dibley is an excellent choice to read this suitably pink collection for girls' - AudioBookseller
Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play
By Julia Donaldson
World War II has been declared and the Chiver's children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and often touching play brings Manchester during the Second War War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
Big Book of Magical Mishaps
By Emma Thomson
Things always seem to go wrong for Felicity Wishes, even though her intentions are good! But with her optimistic attitude and fantastic friends, she always manages to come out on top!A big book about a little fairy.
By Robert Nye
Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.
The Birthday Broomstick
By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
Titchy-witch thinks flying is easy-breezy. But when she sets off on her first solo flight, she finds that riding a broomstick is much harder than it looks!
The Book of Dead Days
By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
Five days of glorious gothic alchemy and evil . . . An atmospheric, page-turning and powerful novel of sorcery and desperate magic by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.The days between 27 December and New Year's Eve are dead days - days when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.There is a man, Valerian, whose time is running out. He must pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. His servant is Boy, a child with no name and no past - a child he treats with contempt, but who serves his master well and finds solace in the company of his only friend, Willow. Unknown to any of them, it is Boy who holds the key to their destiny.Set in dark, threatening cities and the frozen countryside in a distant time, THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS conjures a spell-binding story as Valerian, Boy and Willow battle to stop time and cling to life.
The Ballet Class
By Adele Geras, Shelagh Mcnicholas
Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.
Beachmoles and Bellvine
By Mick Inkpen
Ploo decides to plant some bellvine outside his house and Dig goes to search for beachmoles on Blue Nose Beach. But nothing is as simple as it seems on the magical island where they all have blue noses!
Beauty Parlour Handbag
By Penny Dann
Little girls can carry this beauty handbag with them everywhere they go! Includes special fairy beauty tips and gifts, including pretend make-up, a nail file, a pendant, stick-on earrings, hair clips and a pretty mirror.
Big Red Bath
By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.
By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Baboon to trap Hare whom he plans to eat for his dinner. But Leopard is outwitted and Baby Baboon laughs and laughs.This is the story of how Leopard came to lie in wait in the trees and why you just might hear Baby Baboon laughing and laughing.
By Jenny Oldfield
Krista's got a new neighbour! Alice is very shy and homesick, and Krista's worried about her. She wants Shining Star to fly Alice back home - but her magical pony has a better idea ... It's time for Krista and Shining Star to save the day!
Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends
By Jenny Alexander
Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside.Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings.This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
Bella The Bunny Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Fairyland in uproar! Jack Frost has stolen the Pet Fairies magical pets. Without them, the Pet Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. So it's vital that the Pet Fairies get their magic pets back. The pets have escaped from Jack Frost's ice castle and are roaming the human world. Rachel and Kirsty have to help Katie the Kitten Fairy, Harriet the Hamster Fairy, Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy, Lauren the Puppy Fairy, Emma the Bunny Fairy, Penny the Pony Fairy and Molly the Goldfish Fairy - to get the pets back...before it's too late.
By Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Mad stuff just happens with Billy Bonkers! Billy is a bouncy, bubbly, bonkers boy. And wherever he goes, off-the-wall adventures always seem to follow. From bouncing so hard on his trampoline that he bounces up, up and away...into space, and eating so much porridge his stomach puffs up and he floats into the garden tree (and gets stuck...until he burps anyway), to a flight on a deflating lilo to biff a big, vicious shark right on the nose! Along with his wacky dad, brainy sister and down-to-earth mum, Billy's life is never boring, it's bonkers! This zany text is perfectly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's energetic illustrations.