An exciting book which will be picked up for reading pleasure as well as being a real asset for the curriculum. This is a wonderfully raucous bit of fantasy adventure full of thrilling scenes, some irresistible characters, and very entertaining details I love the fact that the goblins smell of burnt toast and fart into bottles to make their drinks fizzy. Poems to help you change the world Highlighted as a recommended read for National Poetry Day 3rd October , three of our best poets for children come together in this excellent new anthology with a challenge for their young audience: go out and help change the world.
There are poems to make children laugh, to inspire them and inform them; above all here are poems that will provoke a reaction. It might be something practical, like deciding to change the contents of your lunchbox, or it might mean making a change to the way you understand the world. Return to the magical world of Platform 13 and discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure sequel by Sibeal Pounder. The trip is eye-opening in lots of ways as she learns more about her father and his childhood, about her family, and even her own history.
Quiet, though full of drama, and skilfully told, this is a touching and thought-provoking story with well-drawn, engaging characters; a book that will make a real impact on its reader. Yanka is that much-loved staple of the fairy tale: an orphan. All that changes after an accident when Yanka wakes up to find she has the legs of a bear. She also has, less alarmingly, the ability to understand animals, including her pet weasel the charismatic Mousetrap. Remembering a story about a family turned into bears, she sets off with Mousetrap to find out who she really is. Perhaps best of all is her meeting with the extraordinary House with Chicken Legs, which becomes a friend and helps in her quest.
Like the best fairy stories, her tale takes readers into a fantastical world while at the same time telling them truths about the characters and themselves, in this case the importance of love, loyalty and learning to accept who you are. Uncle Gobb is back for a third utterly ridiculous, absolutely hilarious and totally originally told adventure. Michael Rosen and Neal Layton use a brilliant integration of words and pictures to tell this meandering and many-layered story which engages readers with the complexity and creativity of storytelling. Author: K. Christina is sent to stay with her terrifying uncle and her cousins at Flambards, a rambling house in the country where riding and hunting are the most prized activities.
Everything about the countryside - and her relatives - is new to Christina but she soon finds she loves riding. And, in different ways, she begins to love her cousins. The first volume in a hugely romantic trilogy. A new book from Hilary McKay is always a joy — and this one does not disappoint.
A newly blended family move into an ivy covered, slightly eerie house that has room for them all. They work to find a way to make their new family grouping compatible. Abi struggles to get used to her two new brothers, Max and young Louis. The new family all spend time and energy making the house their own, but mysterious things happen as they settle in. Abi seems to be able to fall right into the books she reads until she actually experiences salt spray and the green flash of parrots in the room with her. This is a totally engaging read, full of green magic, imagination and family dynamics that feel authentic and realistic.
The theme of cooperation and support running through are uplifting, though not necessarily easily achieved. Highly recommended. Many are set in the animal kingdom, like the ones translated here by Carnegie medal winning author and poet Kevin Crossley Holland. Some like The Bremen Town Musicians are extremely well known but others are much less so. The authors reveal in the afterword that they have particularly tried to keep the flavour of the different voices telling the tales and they have succeeded brilliantly.
They are short, pithy, often funny and perfect for reading aloud. The animals exhibit human traits such as arrogance, greed, cunning, and less often kindness and will provide plenty of food for thought and discussion. I was particularly taken with a tale new to me, The Fox and the Cat, where an arrogant fox boasts that he has tricks. The fox is killed by the dogs! This beautiful hardback edition, with lively pen and ink drawings from the award-winning Susan Varley, will survive many years of classroom use.
The fourth book in the bestselling series that teaches you amazing facts about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football! Discover when robots play football, where the highest ever football match took place, how referees keep time in matches and what llamas and professional footballers have in common. With hilarious illustrations throughout and laugh-out-loud gags, this is the perfect book for football-mad children everywhere. This could be the most important book your children will read all year.
Perceived as a demon he is abandoned in the mountains. The baby is rescued and nurtured by the great Simorgh, a wise and magical phoenix who teaches him everything a prince needs to know. Sixteen years later, the king realises he made a terrible error. A beautiful traditional tale enhanced by music. Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards Sisters Nik and Norva would agree that they are slightly obsessed with murder mystery series on the television so, when a body is discovered in their block of flats, they are sure they are the right people to discover the truth. Balancing jokey dialogue and insights into the reality of city life, Sharna Jackson has written a very likeable, fast-paced book.
Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's ordinary life changed forever when he was given a magical mirror, a portal to the wonderful world of Silbrica. Darwen defeated the terrible monsters released from the mirror once. Now, an even more terrifying beast has escaped through the mirror. Darwen and his friends, Rik and Alexandra, must journey to Costa Rica to save the world from a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. This time, old allies can't be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined.
The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out All he has is a man United key ring. This is a great book for readers not quite ready for YA fiction. It is raw, relevant but full of hope. The grief of the death of her brother follows Isla, but the coming together of her own story with Celtic tales helps to create a new beginning. This is a compassionate book much enhanced by sensitive illustration. Deceptively simple-seeming, it has something to say at many levels. View Product. Blank Comic Book details:- Cover: Tough matte paperback.
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Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons-testing during the Cold War, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Yet Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning health catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where dangerously radioactive radioactive berries, distorted trees and birth defects still persist today.
An astonishing historical detective story, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact of nuclear energy on every living thing, not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiaoactive fallout from weapons development. Drift down sun-bleached streets. Lose yourself in the California sound. Find beauty in a dirty bar. Love like your life depends on it. Carry on after the party stops. London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. The Parade by Dave Eggers 23 Mar.
With echoes of J. Coetzee and Graham Greene, this novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation's war, and what role we have in forging anyone's peace. Spring by Ali Smith 28 Mar. Each time I open it I get lost in another world. But on 12 July , it all came crashing down.
There was Daisy , rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom. And there were the men surrounding them: the feuding, egotistical Dunne brothers, the angry guitarist chafing on the sidelines, the drummer binge-drinking on his boat, the bassist trying to start a family amid a hedonistic world tour. They were creative minds striking sparks from each other, ready to go up in flames.
Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word. I loved it. A daring thief has been robbing London's most famous museums. When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the British Museum! I, the Honourable Daisy Wells , have decided to give an account of another mystery the Detective Society has faced in recent weeks.
It was very exciting, and very heroic, and I was very brilliant and brave. When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them right into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the Ancient Egyptian mummy room at the British Museum! With help from their friends and rivals , the Junior Pinkertons, the girls must crack codes, unravel clues and race against time to solve the mystery. The striking photographic companion to the groundbreaking Netflix original documentary series. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, one of the most senior firefighters in the UK, has spent years researching decision-making in order to reduce the tragic numbers of firefighter deaths caused by human error.
Find happiness and simplify your life in this busy modern world by following easy and attainable lessons from ancient Zen practices, in this guide by renowned Japanese monk Shunmyo Masuno. With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home. Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps— Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world.
What we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself.
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If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth.
But they are not the whole truth. And everyone thinks they know who to blame. Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.
It's the year and life as we know it is over, as a natural armageddon threatens all life on earth. Combining his scientific knowledge and love of sci-fi, Jim Al-Khalili paints a very vivid picture of our planet when disaster strikes. Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned, and from that moment, he is determined to discover more.
Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling — and for the rest of us who are still searching. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative s London.
Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever — a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Our outward deeds or our inner lives?
Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control. This Easter, discover the perfect book to bring science into your kitchen with these easy-to-follow recipes. This is Shakespeare by Emma Smith 2 May. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant. Republic of Lies by Anna Merlan 2 May. Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future.
He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. Underland by Robert Macfarlane 2 May. Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to the life of a midwife. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged.
Naturally Tan by Tan France 16 May. Furious Hours by Casey Cep 16 May. The story of serial killer and rural preacher Reverend Willie Maxwell was the story Harper Lee wanted to tell. Despite being accused of murdering five members of his family in Alabama in the s, Maxwell managed to escape justice. However, he was later shot dead by another relative who was then also acquitted. Lowborn by Kerry Hudson 16 May.
Raised by a single mother, Kerry Hudson had a turbulent childhood. HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In , it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In , it was found. This is its story. In August year-old Greta Thunberg decided not to go to school one day.
Her actions inspired millions, sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis. Collecting her most inspirational speeches, this book brings you Greta in her own words. The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times ' Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard 'Marvellous Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph 'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature.
And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i 'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman. In Underland , Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet.
Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks.
Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery as it comes to Penguin Classics. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon 9 May. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. A story about female friendship, ambition, power and finding your purpose in the world.
The Passengers by John Marrs 16 May. When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. Now the public have to judge who should survive, but are the passengers all that they first seem? The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of The One - soon to be a major Netflix series. The President is missing. The world is in shock.
With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris 16 May. Harris makes a return with another dark and grisly tale. And unfortunately, the ruthless Hans-Peter Schneider has his eye on it…. Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson 28 May. Frankissstein opens in with Mary Shelley composing her gothic thriller Frankenstein. We are then transported to the present-day where young transgender Doctor Ry Shelley meets and falls in love with renowned AI professor Victor Stein, who wants to liberate humans from the limits of their biology.
This Storm by James Ellroy 30 May. Set during the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour, war has been declared and anti-Japanese paranoia has reached its climax with the issue of Executive Order that sees all Japanese Americans deported to internment camps. But then a body is unearthed in a mudslide in LA and the murder victim is linked to an unsolved gold heist from April , the last days of the Nazi regime.
While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. Everyone could be a spy. In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage.
And Oskar Klose's pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace. Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war. Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period.
Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book.
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Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again! Out of the Shadows by Walt Odets 4 Jun. Despite living in a modern and progressive world, gay men still struggle with self-acceptance, shaking off the deep-seated stigma, and escaping the infamy of the AIDS epidemic. Clinical psychologist Walt Odets draws on the stories of his patients, as well as his own personal experiences within the gay community.
Afropean by Johny Pitts 6 Jun. Johny Pitts part memoir and part travelogue explores what it means to be black and European. Taking readers on an alternative journey through Europe, including Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Stockholm and Moscow, Pitts takes a look at how Afropeans juggle their overlapping identities.www.newyorkethnicfood.com/wp-content/spirituality/the-swedish-prophet-reflections-on-the-visionary-philosophy-of-emanuel-swedenborg-swedenborg-studies.php
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Booker Prize-winner Arundhati Roy has put together a collection of her political essays from the last 20 years. Qing Li presents forest bathing as the practice of spending time in the woods for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, forest bathing known as Shinrin-Yoku to locals is a way to reconnect with nature. Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown.
This handbook offers facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and instructions on how to start your very own rebellion. A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.
Humans are increasingly becoming an indoor species. We spend 90 per cent of our life indoors. And, on average, we dedicate eight hours a day looking at screens. Our increasingly domestic lives are having huge consequences to our health. In Into the Forest , Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world's largest natural health resource: the great outdoors. Applying cutting-edge research and emerging science, Dr Li explores the inherent connection between nature and improved wellbeing.
This practical guide will help you overcome some of life's most problematic health issues, including how to:.
From mindful strolls in your local park to listening to the wind, from watching the sunset to walking barefoot in the grass, Dr Li reveals the life-improving advantages of spending time around trees, for a healthier and happier you. The terrifying debut crime novel from Alex North, this psychological thriller follows a grieving father and son who are placed in mortal danger when an old serial killer appears to strike again in the sleepy village of Featherbank — decades after he was put behind bars.
The protagonist of the book, Little Dog, writes about race, class, masculinity, sexuality, addiction and language, in a beautifully-raw and heart-breaking way. The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan 27 Jun. Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny Hannah more than her own mother. When Hannah disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss. What other secrets will that lake give up to the police?
Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home.
Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man. Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet. Look Up! Big brothers can be really annoying. Aspiring astronaut Rocket wants her brother Jamal to enjoy the comet with her tonight, but can she encourage him to look up from his phone for once?
This is an inspiring and heart-warming read for kids. Magical creature fans will love this new activity book from Peppa Pig. Join Peppa and George as they have fun inspired by mermaids, unicorns and dragons. Including 50 shiny foil stickers as well as puzzles and activities, this makes a great rainy-day book.
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Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents. Bursting with energy and passion about space and the natural world , this heart-warming picture book will reignite your desire to turn off those screens and switch on to the outside world. Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich 2 Jul.
Extraordinary stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, from Nobel Laureate, and author of Chernobyl Prayer , Svetlana Alexievich. Novacene by James Lovelock 4 Jul. How far will AI have advanced three centuries from now? Discover an astounding new theory about the future of life on Earth in which author Lovelock paints the picture of a fascinating new era - the Novacene - taking place in years time.
Battle Scars by Jason Fox 11 Jul. An unflinchingly honest account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery, from a career as an elite operator to the hard reality of complex PTSD. A hard-hitting debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence — set against a grim landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows. Delving into family estrangement, mental illness, alcoholism and domestic violence in working-class Britain today.
Expedition by Steve Backshall 18 Jul. Steve Backshall offers an unflinching account of his adventures into uncharted territories around the globe, in search of world firsts. The Fox by Frederick Forsyth 25 Jul. Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist Frederick Forsyth takes a deepdive into current political conflicts which threaten the world.
In his latest dramatic thriller, a year-old boy with an incredible mind becomes a more valuable, and dangerous, asset than any modern weaponry. Single mum. Caught in a poverty trap. Skint Estate is the hard-hitting, blunt, dignified and brutally revealing debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence in austerity Britain — set against a grim landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows — skilfully woven into a manifesto for change. Her voice had been silenced.