Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder
By Ruth Fitzgerald
Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries, the first Emily book has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).'Lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy CassidyIt's school play season and Emily Sparkes has landed herself a starring role . . . not. In fact, it's the most humiliating role in the history of all time - even worse than the time she was cast as a duck. (Quack, quack.)Emily's friends Chloe (pretty much a Hollywood-star-to-be, daahling) and Zuzanna are very excited. Partly because, for the first time ever, they'll be performing in a gala at the local theatre like proper actors!But things take a turn for the worse when they meet the other school who'll be performing. The girls from Mag Hall have a history with Chloe that seems a bit mysterious. It's going to take some real Emily Sparkes creativityness to get to the bottom of things!
Electricity and Magnets
By Anna Claybourne
Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science works in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of electricity and magnetism. In this book you can find out about sources of electricity, circuit diagrams, measuring electricity, electronics, how magnetic poles and fields work, about natural magnets, types of magnet and how to make a magnet. With more than 200 illustrations showing how electricity and magnetism works, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series are great revision tools for students at Key Stage 2, and are also excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.
Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream
By James Mayhew
Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.
Escape from Rome
By Caroline Lawrence
The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.His task: To avoid capture and death. His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.His destiny: To save the children. Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.
By Louisa Leaman
Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing elephant rescue, as they invite you to share in their incredible story. Pinkie and Nina are two elephants lucky enough to be rescued. Read their heart-warming stories and, through Born Free's lion character, discover how they should be living in the wild with interesting facts interspersed throughout the text.
By Louise Spilsbury
What does the term 'survival of the fittest' mean and why is life on Earth a battle? Find out in Extreme Adaptations and explore how animals and plants have changed by adaptation to carve out a life in a deadly world. Find out why the black heron uses an umbrella, which animal 'plays dead' and the many ways animals have adapted to keep safe, survive winter, survive the heat and much more. Discover what adaptation means, why it is necessary for survival and how without evolution life on Earth could not continue.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Extreme Food Chains
By Louise Spilsbury
What are the deadliest food chains on Earth and what animals and plants belong to them? Find out in Extreme Food Chains and take an up-close look at the lethal world of predators and prey. From life in the oceans and rainforests to the extreme environments of the Arctic and deserts, discover the world's top predators. Find out how they hunt and what they eat, and learn how their prey in turn eats other organisms for food. Explore the links in nature's most savage food chains!The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Equestria Girls: Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine
By Perdita Finn
Sunset Shimmer has changed a lot since she came from Equestria to Canterlot High. But when it comes to friendship, she still has a lot to learn. When she starts to study the magic of friendship, she ends up causing problems for all her friends! Can Twilight Sparkle and the others teach her what friendship is all about?
Early Islamic Civilisation
By Catherine Chambers
Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.Perfect for Key Stage 2, each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
By Philip Steele
Find out about 12 of the most incredible expeditions in history, from the ancient Egyptian voyage to the land of Punt around 1470 BCE to the Apollo mission to space in 1969; taking in Marco Polo's journey to China, the great 15th-century Chinese voyages, the Portuguese sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, the New World voyages, the circumnavigation of the globe, the mapping of the Pacific, the exploration of the American West, the exploration of Africa, the race to the South Pole and the descent into the Mariana Trench on the way. Discover the dates and location of each expedition, the people involved and the distances travelled. Find out about the expedition leaders, Hatshepsut, Marco Polo, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain James Cook, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Dr Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Kingsley, Robert Scott, Roald Amundsen, Jacques Picard, James Cameron, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Epic: Explorers also looks at the technology and vehicles involved in each expedition, from the Chinese treasure ships and the American canoes to the skis and dog sleds used on the South Pole expedition, and the rocket that carried the astronauts to the Moon. The dangers the adventurers faced are also catalogued, from the deserts, robbers and storms Marco Polo braved on his journey to China, to the lions, crocodiles and diseases Stanley and Livingstone battled in Africa. A perfect resource for project work on exploration, geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Empires.
Extreme Life Cycles
By Louise Spilsbury
Every living thing on Earth is part of a life cycle: the journey from emerging as a new organism, through the stages of growth and development, to becoming an adult that can reproduce new organisms of the same type. The journey is full of big challenges, and this book explores the extreme tactics some organisms use to make sure their life cycles succeed. From a zombie ant fungus to tapeworms that live in intestines, this book is full of fascinating, gory and extreme information.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin
By Phil Earle, Jamie Littler
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Elsie's always known that there's something a little bit magical about her Grandma's biscuit tin, and when she discovers that it can grant wishes, there's only one thing she wants - chocolate! But Elsie's wish to turn everything she touches into chocolate (even Grandma!) soon causes chaos.Can she get the magic biscuit tin to grant her one last wish to help change everything back? The second Early Reader story from a talented and unique voice in children's fiction. Phil Earle is a CARNEGIE MEDAL shortisted author whose hard-hitting YA novels have been widely acclaimed. His first Early Reader, ALBERT AND THE GARDEN OF DOOM, and his first middle-grade title, DEMOLITION DAD, were released in 2015.
Ellik the Lightning Horror
By Adam Blade
The land of Tavania slips further towards ruin as portals rip the sky and terrible Beasts roam the land. Tom and his companions must now defeat a giant electric eel: Ellik the Lightning Horror!Don't miss CONVOL THE COLD-BLOODED BRUTEHELLION THE FIERY FOEKRESTOR THE CRUSHING TERRORMADARA THE MIDNIGHT WARRIORCARNIVORA THE WINGED SCAVENGER
The Emperor's New Clothes
By Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
The emperor is very vain, and he loves dressing himself in fine clothes. So he is easily duped when two swindlers arrive in town professing that they can make him the finest suit ever made - a suit so smart that it can only be seen by clever people! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
By Moira Butterfield
Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Everyday Life offers a look at how both rich and poor people lived from day to day in Anglo-Saxon times. From housing to transport and from cooking to entertainment, young readers can build up a clear picture of everyday life in this vital period of British history.
Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster
By Ruth Fitzgerald
Join Emily Sparkes for laugh-out-loud observations about life, parents and how to handle the grossest boys in the universe! Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Dork Diaries. The first Emily book has been shortlisted for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award (The Lollies).'Lots of fun and a really cool read!' - Cathy CassidyUnfortunately for Emily Sparkes, life has a way of humiliating her at every turn. Normally through the medium of her mother. But now, probably because he felt left out, her dad has decided to be the ULTIMATE embarrassment. Discovering his old record collection in the attic, he somehow gets the idea that he'd make a great DJ, and volunteers his services for the school disco. He even thinks he might have a go at rapping for everyone's entertainment. Emily has two options:1) Go and live in an igloo in the Arctic where nobody can find her2) Raise enough money at the school fete to pay for a real DJ insteadNeither is straightforward. But with Chloe Clarke and Zuzanna to help, surely nothing can go wrong?
Emily Mouse's Birthday Party
By Vivian French, Mark Marshall
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important!A charming new blue Early Reader story from bestselling author, Vivian French.
Equinus the Spirit Horse
By Adam Blade
Equinus the Spirit Horse crashes through the forests of the Forbidden Land, stealing the life force of other creatures. Tom must dodge the Ghost Beast's flying hooves and take the fragment of Amulet that Equinus guards - or Tom's father will remain a ghost for ever...
The Elves and the Shoemaker
By Anne Walter, Andy Rowland
A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words.