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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. Jason and his little sister Daisy B help Mum and Dad with the shopping, the gardening and eating cakes!
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. Down in the Jungle it's time for bed, but Monkey wants a story, and he sets off to find one in this charming, funny story, perfect for early readers.
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. Hamda feels left out. She wants to be like her four sisters. One evening she makes a decision, and nobody can change her mind. She wants to wear the veil like her sisters. Each sister puts forward her own suggestion based on what worked for her. But it is up to Hamda to work out her own unique way to wear the veil making it a part of her active and happy life.
Zak is undercover as a stunt double on a movie set in Hollywood. His mission is to investigate multi-millionaire Elton Dean who has ties to a terrorist called Raging Moon. But as Zak gets closer to uncovering the truth, it becomes clear his cover has been compromised. Can he find out what's going on before he is captured, or killed? The fifth in this gripping new series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
Believed guilty of a murder he didn't commit, Zak Archer finds himself both hunter and hunted. Cut off from his fellow agents, he's caught up in a deadly chase and race against time. Can he clear his name before he is captured or killed? The fourth title in this compulsive new series.
Zak is sent on a mission to the US, but the plan goes horribly awry for Zak and his fellow agents when their plane is hijacked. A harrowing flight turns into a desperate bid for survival. Zak is stranded on a desert island and can't tell friend from foe. The third in this gripping new series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
Zak's training is cut short when he is sent on his first mission. The King of Montevisto and his family have been threatened and the secret services believe the attack will take place on the family's forthcoming visit to the UK. It's vital that the trip goes smoothly and Zak is in charge of protecting the king's son. He soon finds he needs all his training and talents to outwit the enemy and save lives. A gripping new thriller in this fast-paced series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
When Zak Archer accidentally witnesses a murder he immediately finds himself in the firing line. Now some very dangerous people want him dead and he is on the run. Luckily, running is something Zak is good at. In fact, when he's 'in the zone' he can run faster, jump further and fly higher than should be humanly possible. But will those skills be enough to save him? What exactly is the truth behind his friend's death? And in a world of spies, secrets and lies - who can he trust? The first in this gripping new series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
Ever since Taney was four she's known she could see things before they happened. She also knows that she must keep her gift a secret - at all costs. Teased and isolated by the local children for being strange, as Taney grows older, she has more and more questions. Why is her father so terrified of her gift? What happened to her mother? Then she meets the mysterious Billy, an outsider just as she is. Charming and attentive, Billy is the first person with whom Taney can simply be herself; with whom she can share her strange burden, and begin, instead, to feel proud of her ability. But then the visions come - lone girls attacked as they walk home at night. And as Billy begins to withdraw further into himself, Taney must ask herself who to trust - her only friend, or the visions that torment her dreams...
¿We¿ve got to go. Now.¿ It¿s early morning and Danny¿s mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They¿re on the run ¿ from Chris, his mother¿s boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won¿t let them go. Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny¿s grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge. A tense and chilling story to which the chase gives terrific drama, THE EDGE shows the depth of character, and the understanding of the predicaments of children today, that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.
Enter a magical world of friendship and fun! It's Christmas in the Secret Kingdom, and all of the creatures in the realm are on their way to Christmas Castle for their special Christmas Eve sleepover, which will be followed by a Christmas Day visit by Santa Claus himself! Summer, Ellie and Jasmine are so excited to be able to celebrate with all of their friends in Secret Kingdom, but soon mean Queen Malice and her nasty Storm Sprites arrive to spoil their fun. Will the girls be able to break the queen's horrible spells and save Christmas? Secret Kingdom is a brand new series full of the things girls love most: special friendships, secrets and magical adventures. Newly confident readers will be swept away by the magical stories of three children whose courage and resourcefulness save a fantastical land from disaster. Full of all the things little girls love best: special friendships, secrets and magical adventures, all set in an incredible kingdom!Eye-catching illustrations throughout.Become best friends with Ellie, Summer and Jasmine - plus Trixi the pixie!Help Ellie, Summer and Jasmine save the Secret Kingdom from wicked Queen Malice and her naughty storm sprites. A new exciting adventure in each and every book.
Paige the Pantomime Fairy is in trouble... She needs the help of Rachel and Kirsty to save Christmas and stop naughty Jack Frost from spoiling the celebrations for everyone!
Kirsty and Rachel are on an exciting day out to watch a triathlon - a three-part race where the athletes have to swim, cycle and run. But when the competitors start swimming round in circles, it's clear that all is not well. Olympia the Games Fairy appears and explains that Jack Frost has stolen the three magical items which she needs to make sure the Fairyland Games, which are also on at the moment, run smoothly. Without them, both the human and fairyland games are doomed to chaos!
With the Earth on the brink of recolonisation by dragons, David Rain is sent on an important mission: to seek out and destroy a trace of dark fire, the deadliest force in the universe. But with success could come a terrible price, the sacrifice of a beloved clay dragon. How much does the life of one small dragon count, when the alternative is the birth of a darkling...?
A research trip to the Arctic and a new book - life can't get much better for David Rain. As soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he starts to write his story of bears, dragons and the mysterious fire star. Soon he realises that his tale is beginning to mirror real life, and that an old adversary is on her way to meet him. Can David thwart her terrible master plan? Or will his world be destroyed for ever?
Five years have passed since David Rain, now a cult author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. Life in Wayward Crescent has settled to relative normality. But as the weather grows wild and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn north, where bears and the souls of the Inuit dead are combining to produce a spectacular solution... A solution with its focus on David's child, Alexa - if the agents of evil don't reach her first.
This intriguing and entertaining guide will not only appeal to all fans of best-selling series The Last Dragon Chronicles, but will also appeal to everyone with an interest in dragons! In a collaborative work between Chris and his wife Jay, the book features character profiles, information on backgrounds and settings in the series, and explores relevant themes such as climate change. It includes stunning illustrations and photographs and is a book that everyone can enjoy, dip into, and indulge their passion for dragons! The Last Dragon Chronicles: The Fire Within Icefire Fire Star The Fire Eternal Dark Fire
'The final shock of it hit home. The Petches were thieves, and they had stolen him.' Tobias is on the run. From the father who betrayed him...from the mother who couldn't comfort him...from his own desperate fear. But when he falls into the clutches of his uncle's sinister gang of thieves, his fear grows. And soon Toby realises, his nightmare has only just begun... 'Renner's story bristles with talent and brio, craft and polish' THE TIMES on Castle of Shadows
'No clue about why the Queen vanished had ever been found. Until now...' The day Charlie discovers a scrap of paper that could solve the dark mystery of her mother's disappearance, her world changes. Forever. Charlie and her friend, Toby, must race against time on a dangerous mission to uncover the sinister truth. But in this shadowy world of secrets and lies, there is more to fear than they can possibly imagine...
To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling insights into Ho's true motivation, as well as into the Soviet and Chinese roles in the Vietnam War.
A strikingly beautiful young woman is found dead in her Florence apartment. She lies on her bed, naked, a black rose between her legs. And the murders do not stop there: shortly afterwards, a woman is burned to death in a church, and a man is shot on the Ponte Vecchio. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he has never seen anything of this magnitude before - he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most dangerous investigation in his entire career and must confront deadly secrets from his own past . . . Originally published in Italian as Le rose nere di Firenze.
The second thrilling instalment of the Mapmaker Chronicles.As the race to map the world continues, so does farmboy turned reluctant adventurer Quinn's voyage into the unknown. After docking in an exotic foreign port, Quinn is captured by ruthless Gelynion explorer Juan Forden. Is this the end of the race for Quinn -- or just the beginning of another incredible adventure?The Mapmaker Chronicles continue in this rollicking story, filled with strange lands, dangerous creatures, secrets, pirates and fierce battles.
Beccy Cole's inspirational memoir from the heart of Australian country music.Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country singer-songwriters in Australia today. This is the story of her life - in her own words.At fourteen, Beccy was performing in her mother's group, Wild Oats. By her late teens, Beccy had teamed up with the Dead Ringer Band - Kasey Chambers' family band - and had attracted the attention of the country music world by winning the Star Maker quest: the same award that started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Gina Jeffreys. It was just the first of many awards and accolades for this multitalented woman with a big heart.With refreshing candour, Beccy shares her story: leaving everything she knew to pursue her dream, making a name for herself with her own band; her marriage and motherhood; her subsequent divorce, becoming a single mother and maintaining the nurturing love of family. Performing for the Australian troops in Afghanistan. Coming out, and what it has meant for her and her fans. Taking control of her own life - and finding love.Heartfelt and honest, Poster Girl is the inspirational memoir of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia.
Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills. This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book. With Ken's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining.
In this manual, relationships counsellor Anne Nicholls explains that finding and keeping a positive and happy relationship is not an impossible dream. Here she seeks to arm the reader with a toolkit of tried and tested strategies to help you break the negative patterns of the past, allow you to spot early on who is right for you, and keep your new relationship strong and nurturing. Topics covered include: erasing your old relationship rules and finding new positive ones; learning how to recover from past hurt; learning strategies for checking that a new partner is right for you; determining whether it is love or infatuation; learning how to make the transition from singles to couple; maintaining comfort and security in a relationship; using strategies for dealing with conflict and disagreements; and avoiding booby traps.