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"I live with a jazz critic, two children and a hamster.
I am tall.
I am learning the violin.
I read a lot.
I like fudge.
I wanted to be an Apache when I grew up, but it didn't work out."
Ros is famous for her teenage fiction: she wrote and illustrated the best-selling Teenage Worrier series, published by Transworld, which have been translated in more than ten languages and, for the slightly younger reader, the Fab Four series, published by Orchard.
This no-worries guide to cooking is both chatty and informative in style and will be loved by teens. There are helpful survival recipes alongside recipes that are just plain fun interspersed by some great cartoon-style imagery. With over 120 recipes there’s plenty to get your teeth into.
Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Renowned author and artist Ros Asquith has written and illustrated this gently humorous story of Firaas the Hippo who longs to play the cello. Children can follow his trek through the wild, wet jungle as he searches for a teacher who won't roar, snort, growl or hiss at him! The beautifully detailed illustrations of jungle and animals offer lots of discussion points, and there is a two page final spread showing numbered vignettes from the story to help recap and retell.
Aunty Cake is very kind and very good at baking, but she's not very good at remembering things. Her forgetfulness is always getting her into trouble ... but other people remember her kindness and help her out. This charming story ends happily at a party with plenty of cake! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of his stories. When Robbie gets caught up in a fib of his own, it's bound to spell trouble! Light-hearted tale about the dangers of telling fibs with full colour illustrations from Katie Morag creator, Mairi Hedderwick. High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Worry no more! Letty Chubb's guide to life has all the answers. It's all here, whether you're worried about exams or religion, cellulite or celibacy, spots or sex. Hilariously funny as well as insightful and informative, this is a must-read for all teenage worriers. The third book in the Teenage Worrier series.
Worry no more! Letty Chubb's guide to the passion and pain of lurve will help all teenage worriers find happiness. Deliciously funny as well as tackling serious issues, this is the ultimate handbook for affairs of the heart. From romance to pregnancy and quarrels to valentines, there's nothing more you'll need to know. Follow Letty's own tumultuous love life along the way. Will she succeed in her quest to win the heart of the elusive Daniel Hope? The brilliantly funny sequel to I Was a Teenage Worrier.
This is the diary of a 15-year-old girl experiencing first love, first sexual experience - and then an accidental pregnancy. Characteristically, Ros Asquith tells the story with a mix of seriousness and frivolity. And it's not just about the pregnancy. This is the story of Amy (who longs to be a rock star); her best friends Lottie, Mad Alice and Debbie (also known as the band, Black Hole); her crazy home life with her dad (who's having an affair with the actress over the road), mum and a pair of chaotic little twin sisters; her school (also known as KFC or Broadmoor); her trip to the Glastonbury Festival - and - and - in other words, all the normal stuff of being a teenager. The UK has one of the highest incidences of teen pregnancy in the world. It's a non-stop media story. As with all Ros Asquith's previous books, she's researched the subject carefully and visited teenage mum groups. There will be a list of advice lines and websites at the back of the book.
Fights, blights, spites! Dad wearing tights? Worry no more! I, moi, me, Letty Chubb, aged 15, Werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes for True Teenage Worriers, am on Your Side! Within this Tumble Home I mean, Humble Tome, is everything you need to know about...Families (arg, worry, yeech) from Aunts to Zoos.
Filled with glume? Like Lead balune? Worry no more! I, moi, Letty Chubb, aged 15, werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes for true teenage worriers, am on your side! Here, in this handy, V. Cheap thingy, is all you ever need to know about mind and body, from Acne to Zombie...
Failing? Ailing? Always wailing? Worry no more! I, moi, me, Letty Chubb, aged 15, werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes of True Teenage Worriers, am on your side! Here, within this V. nice cheap, pocket-sized guide is Lots of v. interesting stuff about, er...success ...from Acting to Zest...
Letty Chubb's inimitable look at everything every Teenage Worrier needs to know to Thrive and Survive in these four A-Z guides: from Blind Dates and Lust to Love Bites and Tongues; Breakfast, Brothers and Nannies; Acne, Contraception and Swimming with Dolphins; Creativity, Girl Power and Teachers; and much, more more. All copiously illustrated with black-and-white cartoons on virtually every single spread.
In The Boggart, Joe is trying to save the Saddest Man in the world, but he needs your help to follow the clues. Get lost inside this curious story but watch out for the gummy goblins, the Cavern of Doom, the Fiery Furnace and especially the sneaky Boggart. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
Keith, King of Threggs, spinach-finder general and Lord of the Loonyverse, is ready to attack Earth with some very nasty baddies and an evil Thing called Mandy. Can Flowkwee, in his schoolboy disguise, save Earth for a third time? If you don't care, throw this book away. And never learn the significance of the Galactic Poodle. The final book in a hilarious series for young readers, illustrated throughout with wacky pictures by the author herself!
A side-splitting look at school life, from an alien point of view. Earth is such a weird place that Flowkwee, an alien who is visiting Earth disguised as a schoolboy, has put together a guide to help all his friends back on planet Faa get to grippers with baffling human ways. Arranged in A - Z Y order, he explains cute clever little Ants so unappreciated by humans, Clothes (including the very disappointing clothe called a 'jumper' that stays still and never jumps), Sweeties with their lovely crunchy wrappers . . . and much more.
Will Flowkwee prove that four heads are better than one - and save Earth? Will all the miserable whining Earthlings and the fluffy clouds and chocolate and cheerful worms and cardboard be destroyed? If you are the kind of lazy good-for-nothing duffer of an Earthling who just browses on to another webpage then you'll never ever ever ever ever know. The second in a hilarious series for young readers, illustrated throughout with wacky pictures by the author herself!
Earthlings. You can't help being fiendishly ugly and hideously stupid. But hooray and yippee - four-headed Flowkwee and his family have come to Earth to Improve you. If you don't read this book, you will never find out how they're going to Improve humans. Or why the Earth could be turned into a giant spinach farm. Or how Flowkwee gets on in his schoolboy disguise. Or the importance of ice cream and cola bottles and cute little flies. You will only have yourselves to blame. The first in a hilarious series for young readers, illustrated throughout with wacky pictures by the author herself!