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  • Macbeth

    By Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Marks
    The story of Macbeth, whose burning ambition to be king overcomes all the good in his soul, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.
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  • Macbeth

    By Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    Is this a dagger which I see before me...?A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.
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  • Macbeth

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Evil in Macbeth.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Machines

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
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  • Machines and Motors

    There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How to make a bicycle goHow to stop a bicycleHow a crane liftsHow a digger digsHow a car goesHow to make electricityHow to harvest a cropHow to dig a tunnelHow a plane fliesHow a submarine divesHow a hovercraft fliesThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Machines At Work: Diggers and Cranes

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about diggers and cranes, from bulldozers and tunnelling machines to the biggest tower cranes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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  • Machines At Work: Motorbikes

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about motorbikes, from city motorbikes and off-road machines to the fastest racing motorbikes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what they can do. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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    Mad About Dinosaurs!

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance!Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more - they're all here in this bright, bold book! Packed with lively rhymes, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.Previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.
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    Mad About Mega Beasts!

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    Discover the world's biggest, most magnificent animals in this colourful, rhyming picture book from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Have you ever seen a squid that weighs more than a car? Or a dinosaur that's as big as eighteen elephants?Packed with incredible creatures, from the cuddly St Bernard dog to the ferocious Siberian tiger, this bright, bold picture book is perfect for young animal fans everywhere! With lively rhymes and fascinating facts.
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    Mad About Minibeasts!

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    A colourful rhyming picture book all about minibeasts.Come into the garden for lots of creepy-crawly fun ... Little ones will love joining in with all the noisy sound words and looking at the colourful pictures, as they discover all sorts of minibeasts - including ladybirds, beetles, wriggly worms, snails and munching caterpillars!'Simple, cheerful and humorous rhymes ... great fun to read together, and also makes a good introduction to learning about the world around us' - BooktrustFrom the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.
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  • Mad Dogs

    By Robert Muchamore
    Authors:
    Robert Muchamore
    The eighth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James is heading into the lethal world of gang warfare ...The British underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes on to the streets. The police need information fast, and James Adams has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all. He works for CHERUB. Cherubs are trained professionals, aged between ten and seventeen. They exist because criminals never suspect that kids are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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  • The Mad Scientist Next Door

    By Clare De Marco, Rory Walker
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Rory Walker
    Ella's next door neighbour, Mr Willis, is seriously mean. She stays out of his way as much as possible. But when she accidentally catapaults her baby brother's favourite teddy bear into Mr Willis' garden, Ella is forced to go over to his house. And Ella is in for a SHOCK!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Madara the Midnight Warrior

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    A ravenous Beast terrorises the windswept plains of Tavania: Madara the Midnight Warrior is on the prowl! If Tom cannot defeat her, the dark portals over the land will continue to destroy the kingdom...Don't miss CONVOL THE COLD-BLOODED BRUTEHELLION THE FIERY FOEKRESTOR THE CRUSHING TERRORELLIK THE LIGHTNING HORRORCARNIVORA THE WINGED SCAVENGER
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  • Maddie the Playtime Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Rachel and Kirsty are thrilled to be spending the week at Golden Palace - where real kings and queens once lived! Whilst they are settling in, Polly the Party Fun Fairy appears - the girls have been invited to a magical Fairyland ball to meet the seven nieces of King Oberon and Queen Titania - the Princess Fairies! But when Kirsty and Rachel arrive in Fairyland things soon go wrong, Jack Frost and his wicked goblins steal the princesses' tiaras! The tiaras contain special fairy magic that look after happy times and fun things in both the human and fairy worlds. The tiaras are hidden around the Golden Palace, and Kirsty and Rachel must return them to their fairy owners. Now the girls must help Maddie to find her tiara in the grounds of the Golden Palace, before playtime is ruined for everyone!
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  • Madeleine the Cookie Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty's aunt is in charge of the cookie machine at Candy Land. But when the machine goes wrong, all cookies taste terrible! Unless the girls find Madeleine the Cookie Fairy's magical charm, biscuits will never be the same again!Join Kirsty and Rachel and meet a new fairy friend in each magical adventure!
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  • Madeline Hatter's Story

    By Shannon Hale
    Authors:
    Shannon Hale
    At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens . . . whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End - both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future. What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
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  • Madison the Magic Show Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Jack Frost has stolen the Showtime Fairies' magic stars, which means everyone is losing their special talent! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Madison find her star so that the magic auditions for the Tippington Variety Show will be a success?
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  • Mae the Panda Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker are helping out at the Wild Woods Nature Reserve. They're having a great time meeting cute animals and making friends with the Animal Rescue Fairies. But when Jack Frost decides he wants baby animals for his own personal zoo, he steals the fairies' magical key rings. And without her key ring, Mae the Panda Fairy can't protect any pandas! Can the girls help Mae find her key ring before baby panda Pan Pan is trapped inside the Ice Lord's zoo for ever?Join Rachel and Kirsty and meet a new fairy friend and gorgeous baby animal in each magical adventure!
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  • Magenta Goes Green

    By Echo Freer
    Authors:
    Echo Freer
    Magenta's in trouble with Daniel again - this time, for snogging the school new-boy Chad Albright on a charity Blind Date. As if this wasn't bad enough, she's been picked to go on the school outward-bound camp. It's not really her cup of tea - mix Magenta with any physical activities, and here comes disaster ...
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  • Magenta in the Pink

    By Echo Freer
    Authors:
    Echo Freer
    Magenta has finally got it together with her neighbour - and nearest thing to a best friend a boy can be - Daniel. But nothing is ever easy for Magenta - as she prepares to take the starring role in the school play, will the course of true love never run smooth?
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