What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really? Click download for the reading guide for Toffee.
Fasten your seat belts and get ready to zoom through the history of transport and discover incredible facts about all kinds of vehicles along the way. Every day, all over the world, people are busy travelling — short hops or great, long voyages, moving slowly and steadily or racing along at super-fast speeds.
They make their trips in cars, trains, planes, ships and on bikes - and some people even blast off in rockets! Make your own amazing transport journeys as you explore timelines and discover the people and stories behind the machines that keep the world moving. Take a twist or turn and find out what happened when the Freedom 7 blasted into space, race your way through Japan at lightning speed on the awesomely fast bullet train, set sail on a Viking longship and let the wind carry you away in a hot-air balloon with the Montgolfier brothers.
Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime. Click download for the full reading guide. Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends. There's nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness. Then Ness dies.
It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be? When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that's what friends do isn't it?
They rescue each other. They help. They never give up.
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That don't change. A powerful, poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about friendship at its most extraordinary. Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart — the journey along the Silk Roads.
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe. Learn more about the Bloomsbury Young Reader book bands in our handy downloadable chart! From the author of Costa-shortlisted and Baileys-longlisted At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel. Set on a farmin Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood.
Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination.
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative. The activities in this pack include exploration of the text as well as questions stimulating discussion on quality education, climate change, poverty, community, g ender inequality and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Ideal for use in PSH E, geography, literacy and tutor time, with wider links across the curriculum. Click 'download' to read the full teaching guide for Voices of the Future. Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth — sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache — to her refusal to take no for an answer.
Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path. Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet.
Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making. Up-and-coming composer Ralph is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his. Years later, Daphne, now a mother to a twelve-year-old daughter, is forced to confront the truth of her childhood — and an act of violence that has lain secret for decades. Bold and provocative, Putney is about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the secrets we bury.
Click 'download' to read the full guide for Putney. When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise. But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.
Click 'download' to read the full guide for The Storm Keeper's Island. They think I hurt someone. But I didn't.
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- Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century.
- Blood Faerie (Caledonia Fae, Book 1).
I need you to know the truth. Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
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Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for 'thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills?
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Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer?
But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he? Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories. Follow the emperor penguin through snow, ice and bitter temperatures; watch as the great white shark swims 10, km in search of seals; track huge herds of elephants, on their yearly hunt for water and be amazed at the millions of red crabs, migrating across Christmas Island.
With stunning colour illustrations, uncover the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures, in this truly inspiring narrative. Follow the amazing migrations of these 20 creatures: Arctic tern, barn swallow, bar-headed goose, ruby-throated hummingbird, osprey, wandering albatross, whooping crane, emperor penguin, African elephant, blue wildebeest, caribou, straw-coloured fruit bat, humpback whale, green turtle, Southern pilchard, salmon, great white shark, monarch butterfly, globe skimmer dragonfly, Christmas Island red crab.
Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each other. Maybe being different doesn't mean you can't be friends A very special picture book that supports the adage that there is more that unites us than divides us.
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