The Great Fire Of London 1666
By Pam Robson, Dez Marwood
London, Saturday 1 September 1666: lumbering wagons squeeze their way through the narrow streets, with fights often breaking out between drivers over right of way. Wooden bollards line the street; pavements have yet to be built. Filth and sewage lays waiting to be cleared by 'rakers', stinking in the hot dry weather. An easterly wind arises. At some time after midnight the Great Fire began.A great introduction to the Great Fire of London for children at KS1 and KS2 that includes extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary, photographs of historical artifacts and a look at fire fighting before the fire broke out and after.
Golden Myths and Legends of the World
By Geraldine McCaughrean
These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.
By Emma Fischel
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. The life of one of India's greatest historical figures is told in a dramatic narrative and vividly drawn illustrations, from his earliest beginnings as a lawyer in the then British colony of South Africa at the end on the nineteenth century - where he first became involved in civil disobedience against the ruling power - to his peaceful protests that led eventually to India's independence. The reader learns, through his life, the recent history of India, first as a British colony, then as a free nation. By the story of his death, they can also begin to understand the deep religious divisions on the subcontinent that still give rise to conflict.
Great Fire Of London
By Gillian Clements
In 1666 London is burning - a great fire sweeps through the city, destroying many buildings. Discover how the fire came about and read about its consequences. There are some moments in history that are so dramatic or important that people remember them forever.In words and pictures, Gillian Clements tells the stories of these Great Events. These books are perfect for the emerging independent reader at upper Key Stage 1. Designed to encourage a sense of history, not just give the facts. Simple narrative text and lively, informative line illustrations.
The Great Fire Of London
By Liz Gogerly
This book combines good quality artwork and contemporary illustrations with simple, well-written text. Young readers will discover how the fire started, what devastation it caused and will be able to compare fire-fighting in 1666 to the present day.Photos of artefacts and original illustrations help bring the topic to life.
Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Ghostyshocks is as jittery as a jellyfish when she gets lost in the forest - and has to go to the hairy, scary bears' house for help.
The Gunpowder Plot
By Liz Gogerly
A bright, colourful book which assumes no previous knowledge, for children of 5-7 years.The book combines historical artwork with short, easy-to-read text suitable for less experienced readers. With a clean, fresh design, clear captions and index, the book is incredibly user-friendly. Young readers will find out all about Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters and the events leading up to the intended night of the plot.
By Sarra Manning
Seventeen-year-old Molly's band was always just about being a girl - singing Hello Kitty Speedboat and pretending to play instruments with her best mates Jane and Tara. But then the arrogant Dean and his sidekickT hijack the band and suddenly the fluffy girl band becomes The Hormones - a real band with a record deal - and they're heading for the big time. Molly slips further and further away from her old life and straight into a tangled love-hate relationship with Dean. Then there are the constant parties, the drugs and the phonies who pretend to like you when they don't...Molly is living her dream, and she's never felt lonelier in her life. But has she got the strength to walk away from the band, and start again?
By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
When the animals discovere a cave full of furs and skins, they discarde their drab skins for glossy new ones. Greedy zebra, arrives late, after a delicious snack, only to find a few stripes of black cloth. He squeezes into them but Greedy Zebra iis too big for them and his new coat bursts open!The story of how all the animals chose their clothing, except for Greedy Zebra, who had to take the left-over pieces . . .
The Gladiators from Capua
By Caroline Lawrence
March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Flavia, Nubia and Lupus take this opportunity to go to Rome and search for their missing friend, Jonathan. Their search leads the young detectives straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts and gladiators to accomplish their mission.
The Ghost Library
By David Melling
The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories borrowed from unsuspecting children - until they try to borrow a book from Bo... Bo unable to let her book go travels with the ghosts to the ghost library and there she teaches them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books.This spooky picture book from bestselling author-illustrator David Melling has sold over 300,000 copies and continues to enchant children.'A humourous tale with friendly ghosts... and images that will inspire your child to take on the role of story-teller.' Junior
Grerks, Squurms and Water Greeps
By Kes Gray
Whether she's trying to keep Slop the squurm entertained, playing bat and ball with real bats, or doing a bit of DIY for a family of Grerks, Nelly's monster sitting is always an adventure!
By Jenny Oldfield
There's excitement at the ranch when Golden Dawn gives birth to a foal, Tatum. But when flash floods pour down and wreak havoc in the meadow, Tatum goes missing. Could the foal have survived the flood? Kirstie and Golden Dawn set off upriver to find out. Ahead lies danger - sub-zero night temperatures, wild animals, and the ever present threat of another disastrous flood...
By Jenny Oldfield
It's Kids' Week at the ranch. Kirstie befriends Lacey, a loner with a natural talent for riding. Besotted with her horse, a blue roan gelding called Gunsmoke, Lacey breaks ranch rules and rides off trail alone. When she fails to return, Kirstie worries that Lacey has had an accident or has run away - unaware a heavy storm is brewing...
Georgia The Guinea Pig 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.
Good Knight Sleep Tight
By David Melling
A stunning sequel to the award-winning title The Kiss That Missed. The lovable and haphazard knight is back on another quest to find the finest feathers in the kingdom to fill the royal pillow and stop the little princess making that terrible noise!
Great Pet Sale
By Mick Inkpen
Everything in the pet shop must go, even the rat with half his whiskers missing! 'I'm only 1p. Choose me, ' he calls. But first, the little boy must look through all the other animal bargains...
Grizzly Tales: Nasty Little Beasts
By Jamie Rix, Rupert Degas
Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. In this book, unspeakable things happen to pets - but the real nasty little beasts are the children themselves, all of them get their comeuppance in the end, consigned to the Hothell Darkness ...Read by Rupert Degas(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd
By Mij Kelly, Nick Maland
Sweet Pea and Boogaloo are walking and talking through the forest one day. When Swea Pea stops and suddenly asks: 'Giants! Do they look like you and me? Except bigger?' And so begins a discussion about what giants are... until Boogaloo discovers that giants are not at all how he has imagined them!An original and timely story about the nature of stereoptyes and jumping to conclusions.
George and The Dragon
By Anne Adeney, Peter Kavanagh
Can the young, brave George rescue the Princess from the terrible dragon?The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.