The anticipated second book in 2019’s breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton.
Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently saved the world. The problem is, nobody can remember it – and, to make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will … which is especia..
The most spellbinding new childrens fantasy series of 2019, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . . Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willows door and asks for her help. A whole day last..
***WINNER OF THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018***
***SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER***
Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... all dared to be different.
'This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different.' Benjamin Zephaniah
Prince charming, dragon slayer, m..
***THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT***Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates an..
Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different.
"In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - o..
We are going on a long mysterious journey to find out what we can about the Island of Ireland... The Story of Ireland begins 'After the Ice' and lasts 9000 years. It tells the story of the whole island and its people. The book's 27 chapters chronicle the big picture of invasions, wars, Christianity, famine and a divided island, mixed with tales of Celtic head hunters, mysterious stone tombs, the Vikings, the black death, life in castles, the Titanic tragedy, music, mobiles and computers. When it..
The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a legendary children's story by the enchanting E. Nesbit which has delighted countless generations of children; this brand new edition ensures that it will be able to reach a whole new modern audience. The Bastable children (Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius - H.O.) live in London with their widowed father. Too poor to attend school, the children are left to their own devices and they spend their days coming up with ingenious plans to ..
'Assured, witty and inventive. This debut has "future classic" written all over it.' - The Guardian
Pack your suitcase for a magical adventure! Perfect for fans of The Train to Impossible Places and The Polar Bear Explorers' Club.
At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside . . .
When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds ..
Welcome to the story of Despereaux, an unforgettable literary hero for our time from the pen of award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux takes the reader back to the timeless genre of fairytales, but with a fantastic modern twist and a wryly witty authorial voice. The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a tiny, fragile-looking mouse with a huge heart. It is a fairytale of heroes and villains, of a beautiful princess who inspires love and courage in the unlikely hero, of a rat c..
In this selection of tales by the master folklorist Andrew Lang, the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of the Round Table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens, castles steeped in history, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the tragic love of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot for Guinevere, and Tristan for Iseult. The Arthurian legends are the most potent of the thrilling and mist-enshrouded tales of adventure to be passed down from pre-recorded history, ..
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb was written to be an 'introduction to the study of Shakespeare', but are much more entertaining than that. All of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style, and their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. This edition contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham. Coll. Wordsworth Children's Classics..
The beautiful Scheherazade's royal husband threatens to kill her, so each night she diverts him by weaving wonderful tales of fantastic adventure, leaving each story unfinished so that he spares her life to hear the ending the next night. This is the background to the Arabian Nights. In this selection made by that master of folklore and fairy-tale Andrew Lang, the reader meets Aladdin with his wonderful lamp, the Enchanted Horse, the Princess Badoura, Sinbad the Sailor, and the great Caliph of B..
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Hear..
Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods ...These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. This title is introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series...
Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount the Homeric legend of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told. Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne, and the quest of Jason for the Golden Fleece with the help of the Princess Medea...
When Cass dared to taste the Midnight Sun's deadly chocolate, her mind was transported back to Medieval England, leaving her body in a coma. She helps the founder of the Terces Society to escape the wicked clutches of the Midnight Sun and finally finds the Secret but, to her horror, wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything.....
An atmospheric and riveting fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Cornelia Funke.Pip lives on his wits in the city of Clarel. When he pickpockets the wrong man, he finds himself in possession of a strange object - a heart in a silver casket. What's more, the heart seems to be trying to communicate with Pip, and the royal officials who lost it will stop at nothing to get it back.Pip has unwittingly broken an ancient spell, and his theft will have far-reaching consequences fo..
Timba and Vati are named after lions: and two black kittens against the world is the pact they make when they are abandoned in a ditch.
But when Timba is eventually found by a young boy, Leroy, he is alone and starving. Leroy has a tough life and that is something Timba can relate to - he finds it impossible not to love the sad little boy and be his friend. Through Leroy Timba also meets Angie, Leroy's teacher, and they forge a special bond - Angie will help him find Vati, whatever it takes.
The clueless, comically self-confident kid detective returns in a sequel to the New York Times bestselling Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. 'When you lose hope, find it.' - Timmy Failure. He doesn't like to pull rank. To reveal that he's this guy - Timmy Failure, founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, probably the country, perhaps the world. But he is. And he's about to crack the biggest case of his generation - a school competition to find a stolen globe. And win..
Everyone's favourite kid detective is back in award-winning author Stephan Pastis's fourth book in the Timmy Failure series, perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser. Shenanigans abound as Timmy Failure finds himself on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. Travelling halfway across the country to help your mother's boyfriend settle into his new job would be inconvenient for any detective, let alone the founder, president and CEO of Total Failure Inc, the world'..
More tall tales about tiny people from the bestselling author of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS - now in paperback with all new black and white illustrations...But whatever you do, DON'T call them fairies! We return to Chorleywood, home of the Tollins - tiny creatures with wings who aren't fairies and are about as fragile as a house brick. In three thrilling stories, they will face the trials of armed invasion, radio technology and...amateur dramatics. In 'Romeo and Beryl', Sparkler discovers an ol..
Lively and mischievous, idle and brave, Tom Brown is both the typical boy of his time and the perennial hero celebrated by authors as diverse as Henry Fielding (in Tom Jones) and Alec Waugh (in The Loom of Youth). The book describes Tom's time at Rugby School from his first football match, through his troubled adolescence when he is savagely bullied by the unspeakable Flashman, to his departure for a wider world as a confident young man. This classic tale of a boy's schooldays under the benevole..
Following on from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884-5) Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894) became one of Mark Twain's most popular books. Again we meet his world famous characters: Tom Sawyer, 'Nigger Jim', and Huck Finn - together now on a fantastical balloon journey across the Atlantic to meet lions and Bedouins in the Sahara and retrace something of Twain's own expedition to the Holy Land in his best-selling The Innocents Abroad (1869). Later, in Tom Sawyer Det..
Tom Sawyer, a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series of adventures, accidentally witnessing a murder, establishing the innocence of the man wrongly accused, as well as being hunted by Injun Joe, the true murderer, eventually escaping and finding the treasure that Joe had buried. Huckleberry Finn recounts the further adventures of Huck, who runs away from ..
Turn hardware into cool metal jewelry with Toolbox Jewelry. Young jewelers can follow the simple step-by-step instructions to transform industrial-strength hardware into super chic and stylish bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Get involved with this hot emerging trend with the first kit of its kind to hit the shops. Everything you need is included from nuts and washers to beads and ribbons...
This dragon pack is a collector's delight! Included is the essential guide to Tracking and Taming Dragons. There are sections on dragon habitats, tracking techniques, how to catch dragons and a special section on how to record your tracking and taming adventures. This guide will give budding dragonologists all the knowledge they need to get out on the trail of their favourite beasts. Each pack also comes with a foil-embellished mobile complete with flapping wings...
The fourth book in Rick Riordan's The Trial of Apollo series. The bestselling top 10 hardback, now available in paperback!
Things are getting very bad, very fast, for Apollo . . .
The former God Apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he's been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. And he's called Lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries right now.
Though he and some of his friends have emerged from the Burning Maze, rescued th..
The second title in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series - set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.
The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.
He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done.
Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cav..
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.
But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apol..
The story of a strange and disturbing friendship seen through the eyes of Natalie as she gets to know Tulip Pierce, a deliquent girl most others go out of their way to avoid. Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She bunks off school, is rude to the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. But none of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip's behaviour exciting and dangerous. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset by Tulip's bizarre games but as ..
Urmarea mult asteptata a aventurilor lui Will Burrows, pornit in cautarea tatalui sau in lumea secreta din subteranele Londrei prin misterioasele 'Tunnels'. Pentru indrazneala de a-I fi descoperit, 'cei de dedesubt' l-au exilat pe tata si mai adanc, 'Deeper', sub pamant, intr-o zona in care deja umanitatea a disparut si ca aparenta. Will e hotarat sa il salveze desi lupta cu dusmani mai fanatici si mai rai decat o Politie Secreta a nazistilor si comunistilor la un loc. Romanul e si mai plin de s..
After DEEPER, can the TUNNELS adventure be any more dangerous? And where will it end? Will Burrows and his gang are far from finished as they free-fall down a subterranean pore. As they experience reduced gravity, the dark mysteries of the deep unfold and they discover a strange fungal shelf, which not only reveals artifacts from ancient civilisations, but clues to a lost land at the end of the Earth. The third in the thrilling Tunnels series - an international publishing sensation...
At the centre of the Earth, in a world that no one knows exists, Will is in trouble. His enemy, the Styx, are close behind. They'll pursue him to the ends of the world - any world. Meanwhile Drake - with help from the unlikeliest of allies is preparing to fight the Styx from above. But will his daring plan bring him closer to victory ...or to certain death?..
The Styx have surfaced. If you thought the Limiters were nasty, think again. They've brought their females with them this time. All that stands in their way are Will and his friends, and a rag-bag team of retired commandos. It's a smoking spiral of chaos and not everyone is going to survive...
Can corrugated cardboard become irresistible artwork? Apparently it can. In true Klutz style, kids are encouraged to take an unremarkable household item and transform it into something incredible. Applying the custom shaping tools to the brightly coloured corrugated strips will result in magical little creatures, plants and gifts. New, exciting and utterly adorable - TWIRLY Q'S is the mst inspired thing to happen to cardboard ever!..
About Roald Dahl Biography More Titles by Roald Dahl About Quentin Blake Biography More Titles by Quentin Blake image: http://biblioimages.penguin.co.uk/getimage.aspx?class=books&cat=default&size=medium&id=419580 The Twits View Larger The Twits Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake Puffin Format: Paperback Published: 06 Sep 2007 Recommended Age: 7 - 9 years Buy Now Synopsis ''A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero'' - David Walliams
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Introducing The Valentines. Fame – It Runs in the Family!
Sisters Hope, Faith and Mercy have everything: fame, success, money and beauty. But what Hope wants most of all is love, and it doesn't matter how far she has to go to find it.
Except real-life isn't like the movies. Even if you're a Valentine…
Happy Girl Lucky is the first hilarious, heart-warming book in The Valentines series. From the internationally bestselling author of Geek Girl, Holly Smale...
The second sensational book in the Valentines series – a hilarious and heart-aching story about the impossible standards for being a girl.
Be yourself but, you know, someone else . . .
Enthusiastic but not desperate; calm but not dull; funny but not try-hard; sparky but not crazy; feisty but not aggressive; beautiful but relatable; elegant but not icy; confident but not arrogant; feminine but not girly; nice but not boring.
Faith Valentine has it all – fame, money and extraordinary beauty. Bu..
Sase povesti cu stafii din epoca victoriana (a doua jumatate a sec. 19) sunt repovestite simplificat si ilustrate. O prefata prezinta epoca si succesul acestui tip de literatura, iar in final sunt prezentate pe scurt alte antologii si romane celebre cu acelasi subiect...
Inspired by Hugh Lofting's classic tales of Doctor Dolittle, his son Christopher Lofting has updated his father's story for today's readers- still with all the charm of the original.Nine-and-a-half year old Tommy Stubbins is about to go on an adventure of a lifetime!Being assistant to the genius (and eccentric) Doctor Dolittle means no day is quite the same, especially when they set sail on the high seas.After a hair-raising shipwreck lands them on the floating Spidermonkey Island, they meet the..
The Spook's Blood is the tenth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'I am Siscoi, the Lord of Blood, the Drinker of Souls! Obey me now or you will suffer as few have suffered.' Thomas Ward's final battle with the Fiend is drawing near, but the Spook's Apprentice has never felt more alone in his task. Isolated and afraid, Tom must risk his life against a ferocious vampire god, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may..
Slither's Tale is the eleventh book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you'll find out why...' Far from the Spook-protected County, Slither preys upon humans, gorging upon their blood while they sleep. But a desperate farmer needs Slither to save the lives of his two youngest girls. In return he can have the eldest daughter, Nessa, to do with as he wishes. Slither's promise takes him and ..
He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift to the County. When he's old enough we'll send you word. Train him well. He'll be the best apprentice you've ever had and he'll also be your last.' These were the words of Tom's Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, the Spook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enact their revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam's declaration will come true...
The Spook's Curse is the second book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide!
‘By now the dark has noticed you and will be trying to hunt you down . . .’
It's the job of the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, to protect the County from the dark. But deep in the catacombs beneath Priestown lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat – the Bane. As they prepare to battle it, yet another deadly enemy emerges to threaten Tom a..
How many times have you told me that the dark's getting stronger in this town? What terrible force makes good men inflict such atrocities or stand by and let them happen? ...Aye, the Bane is to blame, and the Bane must be stopped now.' The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have travelled to Priestown to defeat 'the Bane', a powerful, evil creature that lurks in the catacombs of the cathedral and is corrupting the County. As Thomas and his master prepare to battle with the Bane, they soon re..
Pendle District is riddled with witches ...The biggest problem we face is their sheer numbers. You see that's right at the heart of the threat we face - that the witch clans might unite.' In Pendle the witches are rising and the three most powerful witch clans are rumoured to be uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Together, they will be capable of raising the dark made flesh - the Devil himself. Tom and the Spook need to set off for Pendle to avert the unthinkable. Before..
Ca ucenic vrajitor, cea mai importanta sarcina a lui Tom e sa protejeze tinutul de intuneric. Dar acum Mam are nevoie de ajutorul lui in tara ei, Grecia, ca sa I se impotriveasca unuia din Zeii Vechi, Ordeen. Mam a invocat un grup puternic, din care fac parte si vrajitoarele Pendle. Va putea Tom sa renege tot ce l-a invatat Vrajitorul si sa se alieze cu un inamic?..
Carte a a saptea din The Wardstone Chronicles. Tinutul e amenintat de zile negre. Dar pentru Spook, noptile sunt mai intunecate. Mereu s-a opus raului si acum e bantuit de vise inspaimantatoare. Vise care par mai degraba premonitii…Cu biblioteca lui facuta scrum si cu marele sau rival, Bony Lizzie, iarasi liber, pare ca totul se duce de rapa. In vreme ce cosmarurile devin reale, puterile i se imputineaza... tocmai cand are nevoie de ele cel mai mult. Va putea Tom, ucenicul, sa infrunte intuneric..