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Wayland

A Maths Journey Through Computer Games

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Authors:
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Wayland

A Maths Journey Around the Wonders of the World

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Authors:
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on an adventure exploring the seven wonders of the world!Maths challenges encourage you to use real data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!

Wayland

A Maths Journey Around a Deep Sea Adventure

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
Authors:
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills

Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on an adventure deep under the sea!Maths challenges encourage you to use real data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!

Orchard Books

Pixie Princess

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

The fourth brilliant Secret Kingdom bumper special - two magical stories in one! Jasmine, Ellie and Summer are thrilled to be visiting Trixibelle's home for a special pixie celebration! But evil Queen Malice is determined to ruin the fun...and steal the crown of the mysterious Pixie Princess. Can the girls stop the queen's wicked plans and save the pixies' Heart Tree home?

Orchard Books

Puppy Fun

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are delighted to meet the adorable Animal Keepers of the Secret Kingdom, who spread fun, friendship, kindness and bravery throughout the land. But when Queen Malice casts an evil spell to reverse their powers, it's up to the girls to find the Puppy Keeper and reunite him with his magical charm - before fun is lost from the kingdom forever!

Orchard Books

Magic Seal

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

The Snowy Seas are home to the Ice Mermaids, who love and care for all the animals that live there. But something's made the mermaids cruel and unkind - it must be Queen Malice's spell! Can Summer, Ellie and Jasmine find the Seal Keeper and return her kindness charm before the mermaids' kind nature is lost forever?

Orchard Books

Glitter Bird

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Rainbow Lion

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Sticker and Colouring Book

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Christmas Ballerina

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are getting ready for their Christmas celebrations when the Magic Box summons them to the Secret Kingdom. Their old friend King Merry is in trouble again - his wicked sister Queen Malice has cast another of her horrible spells on him! Can the girls work together to break the spell, or will Christmas be ruined for everyone in the Secret Kingdom?A bumper Christmas instalment in the gorgeous new series that's tailor-made for little girls.

Orchard Books

Snow Bear Sanctuary

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are thrilled to visit the snow brownies' animal sanctuary and help look after all the cute animals. But a hungry ogre has been eating their food! Can the girls catch the ogre, get him back in the book and save the animals?

Orchard Books

Phoenix Festival

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine are excited about attending the annual Phoenix Festival fireworks display, but when they get there they discover that a nasty wizard is controlling the fireworks - and he's kidnapped King Merry! Can the girls rescue their friend and get the wizard back in the book?

Orchard Books

Stephanie the Starfish Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Rachel and Kirsty are visiting Kirsty's grandmother by the sea for their spring break. One morning they spot a very sparkly shell on the beach and it whisks them away to Fairyland! It's the occasion of the yearly Ocean Gala, where Shannon the Ocean Fairy plays her Magical Golden Conch Shell to ensure that the seas and oceans remain peaceful and ordered for the year ahead. But Jack Frost is there to ruin things for everyone! His pesky goblins break the Magical Golden Conch Shell into seven pieces as they try to steal it and the pieces are whisked away into the oceans of the human world. Queen Titania uses her magic to send seven magical sea creatures to guard the pieces of the shell, but the Ocean Fairies, and Rachel and Kirsty must get the pieces back before chaos takes over the oceans! Can they outwit Jack Frost and his goblins and make the oceans a safe and happy place for everyone once again...? In this fourth book in the series, Kirsty, Rachel and Stephanie the Starfish Fairy must find Shimmer the starfish. This involves a midnight adventure by the rockpools and a goblin chase through the moonlight!

Orchard Books

Antony And Cleopatra

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

A wonderful retelling of Shakespeare's thrilling tale of love torn apart by history. With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe theatre and Love and Death in Anthony and Cleopatra. 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.

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for threw months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

Franklin Watts

Franklin Watts is well-known for its high-quality and attractive books. We aim to give children of all abilities a life-long love of learning and reading.

Moira Butterfield

I have been writing for many years in a number of different genres, from books for babies up to books for 11 year-olds plus. I like to try new things and tackle new subjects, so I don't limit myself to one type of book. One month I might be writing about history, and the next month I might be creating an imaginary story. Examples of my work have been selected for national Key Stage study in the UK, and in the USA I was commended by the Library of Congress for my work in non-fiction, which they felt encouraged reluctant readers. I work with visuals always in mind, and love the challenge of getting across information or an exciting story with good graphics to back it up. Lately I have been blogging about the craft of writing, and I've also appeared at National Book Festivals, which I think of as the most challenging thing of all to do! I get a lot of emails from children around the world, inspired by one of my books they have read, and that gives me great pleasure.

Rob Colson

Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths and science titles. Previous titles as author: Wayland: Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts). Other titles: Bone Collection: Animals (published by Scholastic), Puzzles, Conundrums and Enigmas (published by Parragon). Contributing author to Battle (DK).

Roy Apps

Roy Apps is the author of more than fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Fang Gang and How To Handle. He is the author of the highly successful Dream to Win series for Franklin Watts.His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.

Sarah Horne

Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snow drift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also undertaken commission from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music, dreams and big open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London.