NARRATIVA IN LINGUANARRATIVA IN LINGUANARRATIVA IN LINGUANARRATIVA IN LINGUA
UNDER THE SEA di Emily Bolam
GOOSE ON THE FARM di Laura Wall
GOOSE GOES TO THE ZOO di Laura Wall
I WANT MY POTTY! Di Tony Ross
"Nappies are YUUECH!" said the little princess. "There must be something
better!" At first the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse than
nappies but she soon learns to love it - even if it isn't always there just
when she needs it.
I WANT A BOYFRIEND! Di Tony Ross
One day, the Little Princess decides she wants a boyfriend. After searching
everywhere, Donald is proclaimed as the Royal Boyfriend. But the Little
Princess soon finds out boyfriends aren't nearly as fun as she thinks.
I WANT MY DUMMY! Di Tony Ross
"Where is my dummy? I WANT MY DUMMY!"shrieks the Little Princess when
the royal dummy mysteriously disappears, yet again. Wherever the King,
Queen and courtiers hide her dummy, she always finds it even in the
trangest of places ...Will she ever give it up?
I WANT A SISTER! Di Tony Ross
When she is told that her parents are expecting a new addition to the
family, the Little Princess announces that she does not want a brother -
they are smelly and rough, and they have all the wrong toys. But when her
new baby brother arrives, the Little Princess is pleased. After all, there is
only room for one Little Princess in the family.
VAMOS A CAZAR UN OSO di Michael Rosen
DOGS di Emily Gravett
Big dogs, small dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs!
BRUNO DREAMS OF ICE CREAM di Peter Whitfield
ARE YOU SURE? di Peter Whitfield
THE KNOW IT ALL di Peter Whitfield
ZOE AND BEANS: NOT SCARED di Chloe Imkpen
Join Zoe, Beans and their new friend Oscar as they pick up snails, jump
in the deep end, and even play with a spider. They're not scared of
anything! But what about the dark ...? Another title in the brilliant series
of board books featuring the adorable Zoe and Beans and all of their
friends. With its gentle text and irresistible illustrations, this book is
perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. Look out for the
other board books in the series: LOOK AT ME!, HELLO LADYBIRD! and HOW MANY PETS?
ZOE AND BEANS: LADYBIRD! di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe and Beans have found a ladybird! But where has it gone? It's
nowhere to be found in the garden, but they do discover all kinds of
other things whilst they're looking. A classic hide-and-seek story -- can
you spot the ladybird on every page? Another title in the brilliant series
of board books featuring the adorable Zoe and Beans and all of their
friends. With its gentle text and irresistible illustrations, this book is
perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. Look out for the other board books in the
series: LOOK AT ME!, WE'RE NOT SCARED and HOW MANY PETS?
ZOE AND BEANS: THE MAGIC HOOP! di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe has found a fun new game to play! When Beans jumps through her
hoop he magically transforms into ...Beans the rabbit with floppy ears,
or Beans the crocodile with snappy jaws! But could Beans the elephant
be a jump too far? The hoop may be magic but it's only small - and a
great big elephant could easily get stuck ...The second title in this
ZOE AND BEANS: PANTS ON THE MOON! di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe is hanging her pants out to dry one day, when ...whoosh! A big gust
of wind blows her and Beans up, up, up into space -- along with the
washing line full of pants! When they finally land on the moon, there's a
lot of exciting exploring to do. But how on earth are they going to get
home again? The fourth title in this popular picture book series.
ZOE AND BEANS: ZOE’S CRISTMAS LIST di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe knows exactly what she wants for Christmas, and to make sure
Father Christmas does too, she and Beans take a trip across the Arctic
all the way to the North Pole. But with a baby polar bear to rescue and a
swirling snowstorm to contend with, will they ever make it?! A wonderful
Christmas story with amazing pull-out page!
ZOE AND BEANS: WHERE IS BINKY BOO? di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe loves her doll Molly, but so does her dog, Beans. It's become a bit of
a problem. And it all began when Beans lost his favourite toy, Binky Boo.
Will Zoe and Beans ever find him? Let's hope so, because Beans won't
give up the doll until they do, and poor Molly isn't meant to be a dog's
toy. She's getting very stinky! Join the loveably lively Zoe and her
devoted dog Beans in a world full of fun, friendship and magical
ZOE AND BEANS: HELLO OSCAR! di Chloe Imkpen
Zoe has found a guinea pig at the bottom of the garden. And a tortoise,
and a chameleon, and now there's a noisy parrot! Where have they all
come from? The hole in the fence could be a clue, but who lives on the
It's nearly bedtime but Little Hare isn't tired at all! "Let's walk the sleepy way home to bed," says Mummy Hare. As
they go, they share a story with Horse, berries with Rabbit and a lullaby with Owl. But Little Hare still isn't sleepy...A
gentle, cosy, funny story, perfect for bedtime.
THE SLEEPY WAY HOME TO BED di Claire Freedman
It's nearly bedtime but Little Hare isn't tired at all! "Let's walk the sleepy
way home to bed," says Mummy Hare. As they go, they share a story with
Horse, berries with Rabbit and a lullaby with Owl. But Little Hare still isn't
sleepy...A gentle, cosy, funny story, perfect for bedtime.
SPELLS di Emily Gravett
A hopeful little frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing
together the torn pages of a spell book. There's just one problem --
although Frog knows all about magical spells, spelling is another matter
...There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments to share in this wonderful and
inventive story. Have fun flipping the mix-and-match pages to follow Frog
as he struggles through a host of jumbled spell combinations and
extraordinary guises (Rabbit? Fabbit?! Prabbit!?!) in search of his fairytale ending.
SHARE di Sally Anne Garlan
It's not always easy to share. When Bunny's little cousin comes to play,
there's tugging and pulling, jostling and jiggling, huffing and puffing...until
they discover that some things are good to share, after all. A perfect picture
book for toddlers unwilling to share their toys! With gorgeous illustrations by
Sally Anne Garland, this lovely book about learning to share is the perfect
story to read with a toddler who's hoarding their toys and stubbornly
refusing to let other children play with them. A sweet story, quirky illustrations and gentle
rhyming text make It's Not Always Easy to Share a must for any parent trying to encourage
sharing and a great book for a child with a new baby brother or sister on the way.
CAN YOU MAKE ME BETTER? Di Ann De Bode
THE BOY WHO HATED TOOTHBRUSHES di Zehra Hicks
Billy hates toothbrushes. He never cleans his teeth - not when there's so
much else to do. But Billy's never seen a Funtastic Toothsparkler before.
There are so many cool things he can do with it! But the big question is
...will one of them be brushing his teeth?
MY FIRST PICTURE ALPHABET
CONNI GEHT ZUM ZAHNARZT di Liane Schneider
CONNI IN BERGEN di Liane Schneider
DER HUND, DER BIS ZWEITAUSEND ZAHLTE di Ole Konnecke
RITTER ROST GEISTERSTUNDE di Jorg Hilbert
RITTER ROST UND DER DRACHE di Jorg Hilbert
FIRST WORDS MY HAUSE
I'm a busy train, chug, chug, chugging on my way, Picking up my
carriages and working hard all day! Join a train, a truck and a speedy
car as they go about their busy days -- then lift the fun, scene-changing
flap to find out what they do next! With shiny foiled covers, colourful
artwork and large flaps that are easy for small hands to lift, these
delightfully chunky board books are perfect for reading over and over
A chunky board book for toddlers with something to push, pull or slide
on every spread, and lots to spot and talk about.
OH SO TINY BUNNY di David Kirk
During the day, Oh So Tiny Bunny is very, very small. But at night,
he dreams of being big-as big as a dragon, or even a mountain! At
first, that's fine, but then he feels lonely. There's no one to share it
with. Are there no other bunnies so big as him?
CLUCKY THE HEN di Monica Carretero
WITCHES HANDBOOK di Monica Carretero
HAUNTED HOUSES HANDBOOK di Monica Carretero
MAUSE HAUSE TALES di Pearson Susan
LIVRE COUCOU DES TOUT PETITS di Anita Engelen
MJN VROLIJH KIEKEBOEBOEK MET SNOEZIGE DIEREN di Krstien
Van Der Perre
MY MUMMY di Paula Metcalf
I could travel round the world And know I'd never find A mummy even
half as nice Or brilliant as mine! From playing games to making things
and cuddling her baby tight, Little Bear's mum is great at everything! But best of all, she
belongs to Little Bear!
THE FLYING LESSON di Pat Clarke
EL GIGANTE EGOISTA di Oscar Wlde
Cada tarda els nens juguen en el preciós jardí del Gegant, fins que un dia el
Gegant torna de viatge i, indignat, clausura el seu jardí. Però no pot impedir
l’arribada d’uns desagradables visitants que s’instal·len sense miraments.
Un etern clàssic d’Oscar Wilde, abreujat i il·lustrat pel reconegut Alexis
EGGS 123 di Janet Halfann
BETWEEN THE PAGES di Joan van Loon
Between the Pages is the story of two brave boys, Billy and Jack, and their
exciting adventures in the rainforest. It celebrates the pleasures of reading,
especially reading in bed.
PET TO SCHOOL DAY di Hilary Robinson
NO MORE KISSING! Emma Chichester Clark
'I wish no one had invented kissing.' Momo doesn't approve of kissing. He
especially doesn't like being kissed. So he sets out on a campaign to stop it.
But then his brand new baby brother arrives and he changes his mind!
HOPPY EVER AFTER! Di Alan Durant
AXEL SCHEFFLER’S NOISY FARM di Smrti Prasadam-Halls
The animals are having a VERY noisy time on the farm in this
fantastically fun new sound book from renowned illustrator, Axel
Scheffler. With six sound buttons to press, lots to spot on every page
and fun activities to do, children will return to this gorgeous gift book
time and time again.
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM di Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) is a true hero of our times, loved and
admired across the globe. This children's book tells the story of his
life, from his carefree days as an ordinary village boy to his
unflinching leadership of the ANC, the long years in prison under the
apartheid regime and his eventual freedom, ending with his
extraordinary elevation to President of South Africa in 1994. The
book is full of facts and information, which children aged 7 to 12 will find interesting.Abridged
by acclaimed author Chris van Wyk and illustrated by Paddy Bouma, the children's version of
Long Walk to Freedom will inspire and fascinate, is great for the primary school classroom and
will help children understand apartheid. Created with the kind support and assistance of the
Nelson Mandela Foundation.'With a large, clear map, time line, and glossary, the astonishing
story will grab kids, and the parallels with the U.S. civil rights movement won't be lost on the
audience.' Starred, Booklist'The writing is clear, providing chronological detail for even young
students new to the concept and history of apartheid. Full-page, colour paintings accompany
the text on every spread and depict crucial moments from the narrative in a way that both
complements and enhances the story.' School Library Journal
A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE di Vivian French
LOVELY, LOVELY PIRATE GOLD di Scoular Anderson
THE CLUMSY COW di Julia Moffatt
THE CAT IN THE COAT di Vivian French
TALL TILLY di Jillian Powell
PIG IN LOVE di Vivian French
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES di Hans Chistian Andersen
DOCTOR DOLITTLE di Hugh Lofting
THE TIME MACHINE di H. G. Wells
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN di Edith Nesbit
THE THIRTY- NINE STEPS John Buchan
THE BIGGEST BADDEST WOLF di Nick Ward
Harum Scarum is the biggest, baddest, hairiest, scariest wolf in the city.
And he loves to frighten people! But when he loses his teddy, he doesn't
seem so scary after all...The Biggest Baddest Wolf is Level 4 of Ready
Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels
from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun.
Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test
comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy
parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 4 is suitable
for able readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading
and imagination to them. About Level 4:for able readers with longer sentences with complex
structurerich, exciting vocabularycomplex stories of up to 400 wordsemphasis on text more
ZABEE ZABEE DOO di Jim Baahdadi
PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE di Julia Donaldson
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror.
Only Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very
mischievous one at that. Whether she's wreaking havoc in a department store,
riding the ghost train at the fair or seeing off bullies in the playground, Princess
Mirror-Belle is a princess with a purpose - to cause as much trouble as possible!
PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE AND THE FLYING HORSE di Julia Donaldson
Princess Mirror-Belle is back! Once again, magically mischievous Mirror-Belle
comes popping out of mirrors to sweep Ellen into five hilarious escapades.
Whether she's telling tall stories about her winged pony, searching for a sea
monster's treasure or turning herself into a most unusual Sleeping Beauty,
Mirror-Belle's magical mayhem is packed with fun!
CHOOSING CRUMBLE di Michael Rosen
When Terri-Lee goes to the pet-shop she thinks she'll be choosing a dog - she
doesn't expect the dog to be choosing her! But Crumble is no ordinary pet and
he's got a few questions to ask: How many walks will you take me on? Do you
like to dance? Will you tickle me? I like that a lot. Will Terri-Lee's dance moves
and answers be enough to convince Crumble that she could be his owner?
FLUFF THE FARTING FISH di Michael Rosen
Elvie is desperate for a puppy that she can train up to do amazing tricks. Mum
returns from the pet shop with, it's a fish. But Elvie doesn't give up.
Determined to fulfill her dream of having a performing pet she trains up Fluff
the fish. Fluff can't sit, she won't bark on command, but she does have a fishy
talent all of her own...
WAR GAMES di Terry Deary
Two children deal with the repercussions of war with the help of their favourite
sports, from top Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Touching stories of
cricket and football set during World War II. Particularly suitable for struggling,
reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
THE SILVER CITY BALLET di Sue Mongredien
When Megan winds up her antique music box for the first time, she hears a tiny
voice calling over the sound of the music - it is the Fairy Queen of the Land of
Eight Kingdoms, a magical place far away! She has been imprisoned in the box
by the evil enchanter Sorcero, and needs Megan's help. Megan will need to
venture into the magical land to break the spell imprisoning the Fairy Queen -
all the while keeping her identity a secret. Megan's first adventure in the
magical land takes her to Eliza Swann's Ballet Academy in Silver City, where a terrifying giant
has turned up for a dancing lesson!
MY SUPER SISTER di Gwjneth Rees
Emma knows that having superpowers isn't always easy, especially when you
have to keep them secret. But it's even harder when your mischievous little
sister can't help using them in the naughtiest of ways. And when Saffie makes
the new nosy neighbours' garden shed come to life and hop over the hedge it's
up to Emma to cover its tracks before it's too late! Being a big sister has never
been so heroic!
GO! GO! CHICHICO! Di Geraldine McCaughrean
Chichico has everything he needs to be a top footballer - apart from a pair of
boots! A little football story with a big heart from a top author. Chichico is
thrilled when a talent scout spots him during a kick-about with his friends
Davi and Ana, and he is asked to try out for Santos Brazil. But without a pair
of football boots, how will Chichico ever been taken seriously? Loyal Davi
steps in and sets out on a mission to solve Chichico's problem. But Davi's
actions soon risk ruining Chichico's dreams forever...High quality cream paper and a special
easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all
CHEESEMARES di Ross Collins
Hal is determined to get to the bottom of his terrifying cheesemares in this
hilarious comedy for younger readers from author/illustrator Ross Collins Hal
is convinced there is a connection between his well-loved cheesy snacks and
the horrible nightmares he keeps having. Hal sets off on a mission to solve
his cheesemares once and for all, but will he ever escape from the horror he
faces in The Evil House of Cheese? Here Ross Collins' two talents for writing
and illustrating combine in this fun romp where evil cows meet Frankenstein. Quality cream
paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
THE FIRST THIRD WISH di Ian Beck
A charming fairytale. When a newly - qualified fairy loses the third wish of
three she must deliver to a woodcutter, young Dickon finds it. There is no
limit to the number of times a lost wish may be used, and soon there are
sparkly cats and magic lemonade bottles all over the place! Can fairy Cobweb
find the wish and put a stop to Dickon's magic? A joyous and whimsical read
by a much - loved author and illustrator. High quality cream paper and a
special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
HAGUROSAN di Darren Shan
When Hagurosan is told to take an offering to the shrine, he reluctantly begins
his trek up the mountain. But when he gets hungry and eats the cake meant for
the spirits, things take a turn that no one could have expected. Now Hagurosan
must face the consequences of his actions. Terrific adventure from a master of
fantasy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
HONEY’S NEW FRIND di Sue Mongredien
Welcome to Kitten Club! Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia are the luckiest
girls in the world - they've all got adorable new kittens! And to celebrate they're
starting up their very own club so they can swap stories and pictures of their
gorgeous new pets. Ella loves her gorgeous kitten, Honey, but Misty, the
family's much older cat, isn't so keen. Honey likes to play, while Misty prefers
peace and quiet, and soon the two cats are at war. The Kitten Club girls come
up with ideas to help, but nothing works. Will Honey and Misty ever be friends?
BUM-BELIEVABLE! Di Ian Locke
This is a bumper book of facts containing everything you ever wanted to know
about sport, medicine, space, ghosts, inventions and much more! Did you know
that by the time a person turns 50, their nails will have grown a total of two
metres. When it first appeared, Coca Cola, without the fizz, was sold as a
medicine. In October 1997, a Yorkshire Terrier was rescued after being
accidentally sucked up by a Swansea street-cleaning vacuum cleaner! There are
said to be more ghosts per square mile in Britain than in any other country
MOTIVE GAMES di L. D. Taylor
When practically everyone you know hated your Dad, where do you start your
search for his murderer? Phil Roland is sure his dad's death wasn't an accident.
Thousands of adults had hated him for designing a popular, but controversial,
first-person shooter. Thousands of kids had hated him because he'd walked
away with the rights to the game, before a sequel could be made. Now Phil's
got a plan to prove his dad didn't just fall down a set of stairs. But getting that
proof means getting in at Motive Games, getting Dad's eccentric detective friend to help him
investigate, and getting past his own grief.In this fast-paced thriller, inspired by The Song of
Roland, real-world technology collides head on with real-life dilemmas. The result is a high-
tech murder mystery with heart, soul... and ultimately, hope.
WORLD’S WORST JOBS di Tracey Turner
Fancy spending your days cleaning sewers with no protective clothing, letting
mosquitoes turn you into a human pincushion for medical research, or popping
up a chimney with a brush for a spot of cleaning? Then The World's Worst Jobs
is the book for you. From Victorian toshers who sifted London's sewage for
treasure, to Roman gladiators who fought to the death on a daily basis, find out
all about the hardest, most revolting and most hilarious jobs in the world
through history. Fantastically funny and delightfully disgusting, this is an eye-opening look at
historical and modern day jobs that will leave young readers entertained and astounded.
SUPER GEEK! DINOSAURS, BRAINS SUPERTRAINS di Glenn Murphy
How much do you REALLY know about the science that matters? This book
features over 300 fun science questions and answers chosen by Glenn Murphy
to test your knowledge. Find out all about dinosaurs and prehistoric life, blood
and guts, brains, senses and feelings, weather and climate change, natural
disasters, trains, planes and transport, and lots more! There are instructions at
the back of the book that allow you to 'play' the book too, on your own or in a
SUPER GEEK! ROBOTS, SPACE AND FURRY ANIMALS
How much do you REALLY know about the science that matters? This book
features over 300 fun science questions and answers chosen by Glenn Murphy
to test your knowledge. Find out all about blood and guts, senses and feelings,
robots, furry animals and space. There are instructions at the back of the book
that allow you to 'play' the book too, on your own or in a group.
BODIES: THE WHOLE BLOOD-PUMPING STORY
What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? Why are
some farts eggier than others? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?,
answers these and a lot of other brilliant questions in this funny and informative
book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things,
from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly
diseases, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
LITTLE MAGIC SHOP OF HORRORS di Annette Cascone
CHRISTMAS POEMS di Gaby Morgan
The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in
the wood, The holly bears the crown. O, the rising of the sun And the running of
the deer, The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. This
festive collection of classic and brand-new poems celebrates all the best things
about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels,
reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.
Decorated in full-colour by Axel Scheffler. 'Celebrates everything from snow and stockings to
the Nativity story and its associated wonder'. TES
THE HIDDEN PUPPY RESCUE di Kelly McKain
Leah and Amy may be total opposites, but when it comes to helping animals in
danger they make the perfect team! One of the riders at White Horse Stables,
Vanessa, has a new puppy. She invites Leah and Amy to visit her house, but
when they see the puppy, it's clear something is amiss. The poor pup is really
sick - and he's getting worse. It turns out Vanessa's parents didn't get the
puppy from a qualified breeder, and the girls realize that a rogue operator could
be about. With more puppies' lives at stake, they decide to investigate - but how far will Leah
go this time? Animal S.O.S. are the puppies' only hope! A fantastic adventure series from Kelly
McKain (Pony Camp Diaries, Totally Lucy), Animal S.O.S is the perfect series for horse-mad,
animal crazy girls. Full of adventure, tests of friendship and mystery, Animal S.O.S will be
loved by Kelly McKain's many fans.
THE MISCHIEVOUS WITCH OF WYCHITELLA di Bob Heddle
There are two kinds of magic in this story, real and pretend. Neither is like the
magic you see on the telly or a DVD, because it is all in a book, and when
you???re reading a book you can change the images the magic creates at will,
and avoid being dictated to by the producer.
BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE di Eugene Velchin
JANE BLONDE SPIES TROUBLE di Jill Marshall
Janey Brown just completed her first mission as Jane Blonde, Sensational
Spylet. Now the kitty-knapping of her spy-cat, Trouble, launches her into
another incredible investigation! A group of crazed scientists believe they have
discovered the secret to a cat's nine lives but they need Trouble for their
experiments. All the clues lead Janey down a manhole defeating the enemy is
going to be a wet and stinky business! But with chewing gum that lets her
breathe underwater, a tracking device called a SPIpod and a high-speed mini-hoverboard as
well her natural code-cracking expertise Jane Blonde is ready for action ...
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. FLIES AGAIN di Frank Cottrll Boyce
When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their
camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine
used to belong to an extraordinary flying car -- and it wants to be back on
the road again ...fast! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull
the handbrake as hard as they like, but their camper van now has a mind of
her own. It's not long before they're hurtling along on a turbocharged chase
as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork. But there are sinister forces
at work too. When it comes to a car as special as Chitty, everybody wants a piece of her ...
COSMIC di Frank Cottrll Boyce
Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But
being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old
to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster -- or be offered the chance
to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by
competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the
best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.
A NEW KIND OF DREAMING di Anthony Eaton
After arriving in the remote western Australian town of Port Barren to live in a
foster home, seventeen-year-old Jamie is unaccountably drawn to an
abandoned boat, where he hears the voice of a dead young girl that leads him
on a dangerous quest to uncover the townspeople's dark secrets.
SIX INNINGS di James Preller
Two teams, six innings, one game.
A lively cast of characters—baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to
thirteen—are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches,
clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors, this game is full of action. But as
the book unfolds, pitch by pitch, a deeper story emerges, with far more at
stake: Sam and Mike, best friends, are trying to come to terms with Sam’s
newly diagnosed cancer. And this baseball diamond becomes the ultimate
testing ground of Sam and Mike’s remarkable friendship as they strive to find a way to both
come out winners.
I’LL TELL YOU MINE di Pip Harry
Kate Elliot isn't trying to fit in – that's the whole point of being a goth, isn't it?
Everything about her – from her hair to her clothes – screams different and the
girls at her school give her a wide berth. How can Kate be herself, really herself,
when she's hiding her big secret? The one that landed her in boarding school in
the first place. She's buried it down deep but it always seems to surface.
But then sometimes your soul mates sneak up on you in the most unlikely of
places. Like Norris Grammar Boarding School for Girls, where's she's serving a
life sentence, no parole, because her parents kicked her out.
So, how do you take that first step and reveal your secrets when you're not sure that people
want to see the real you?
A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND di Elizabeth Laird
12-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by
a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide
bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates -- being stuck inside with
his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy. When the curfew
ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect
site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed
buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there's constant danger, even for schoolboys.
And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew it seems impossible that he
will survive ...A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND is an exciting, enlightening and important story that
brings to life the reality of events reported daily in the news, and will help young readers
understand more about one of the worst conflicts affecting our world today. 'A fine book, and a
daring book' Michael Morpurgo 'This book must go down as a brave, serious and successful
attempt to reach out and have this story heard' Michael Rosen, Books for Keeps 'A Little Piece
of Ground has the same rights as any other book to be on the shelves of shops and libraries. I
also think that by reading books like this, and acknowledging other points of view, it will be
easier for both sides to understand each other' Jewish Chronicle (14-year-old reader.)
THE GARBAGE KING di di Elizabeth Laird
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of
destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's new novel takes readers on an
unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned
in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer,
he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very
different runaway. Dani is rich, educated -- and fleeing his tyrannical father.
Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust
and total dependence on each other.
CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL di C. C. Hunter
When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of
her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she finally comes
to terms with her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's
journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and
she must finally choose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who
broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran
from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will
finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.
MIDNIGHT CITY di Barton J. Mitchell
Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human
adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone-a powerful, telepathic
super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of
complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the
population once they reach their early twenties. Which means that there is one
group left to resist: Children. Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current
target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It's not long
before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn't something he bargained for.
Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt
finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey. As the three make their
way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters,
mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that
Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be
the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.
VERDIGRIS DEEP di Frances Hardinge
From an award-winning author, a wholly original modern classic in the making,
with a great, new paperback look.