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This is raw and powerful writing but a book that doesn’t shy away from telling the reader exactly how awful a Young Offenders’ Institution is for a first-timer. Aged seventeen, Lee is inside for a crime he has committed. And he soon finds out that prison is not the holiday camp he's heard about. Warned to 'play by the rules' he has to decide whose rules - the screws' or the other cons'. Life in a YOI is about survival. But the real struggle is inside Lee himself. Is he destined to be a 'career con' or can he choose to change his life?
Ka, the time-travelling cat, has vanished again, leaving Topher a clue in the form of a Roman word on his computer: Ca;;LLevA. At first Topher isn't worried. Surely she's safe among the cat-loving Romans? But when he follows her to Roman Britain, they're both soon swept up in a conflict. As oppressed Britons fight the Romans, Topher faces a desperate choice - to help his British brother or his Roman friend?
Topher is desperate to find his beloved cat Ka when she disappears, leaving a single clue on his computer: TENOCHT*I*TLaN. When Topher follows Ka back in time, finds himself in the dangerous world of the Aztecs. The people of the wondrous, floating city of Tenochtitlan believe Ka is one of their gods, but El Sol, a piratical Spanish conquistador, thinks she is a witch. Can Topher save Ka from El Sol, rescue Pima, a girl the Aztecs want to sacrifice, and escape from Tenochtitlan before it is destroyed?
Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but there have been bomb threats, which makes him worry. What's more, his beloved cat, Ka, has going travelling again. Topher doesn't want to lose her. And sure enough, in the middle of a big bomb alert, Topher is called away - to a Saxon village threatened by Norsemen. Now he must get the villagers to heed his warning and foil the aggressors led by the terrifying Viking, Ingwar the Boneless, infamous for his cruelty and devious tricks. Can Topher save the village in time?
A deliciously funny rhyming tale. Perfect for fussy eaters and their despairing parents! Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house. Mum cooks beans. YUK! Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK! Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK! There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy, and this causes a culinary catastrophe! This cautionary tale will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!
Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?
Ka, the time-travelling cat, has disappeared, leaving just one clue. Topher soon realises that she has gone back to Elizabethan England, and he fears that Ka is in terrible danger. Cats were tortured in Tudor England, so Topher must try to find her before it is too late. In doing so, he meets Queen Elizabeth and Doctor Dee, the court magician and astronomer, who thinks Ka can help him find the elusive Philosopher's Stone. An exciting and transporting fantasy, exploring both contemporary and ancient issues.
Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage! There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves. A thrilling historical fantasy which explores the intriguing hidden details of times past.
This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time! Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers... Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus Reviews Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.com Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk
Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why Grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from Grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember...
Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember...
Two boys are stranded when they miss the last bus. It will be a long cold lonely walk back home to their village - unless they take the short cut past Tommy Bones's pond. But they both know the legend. If they go past Tommy Bones's pond, he might step into the road... and they will pay the price. The boys must each decide: superstition or short cut. But what happens if one of them is wrong? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 11+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed, Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Mind your head! Ben and Bella are back, and this time they're off on a brilliant bouncy adventure with all their animal friends. Join Ben and Bella as they bounce all the way to outer space and back again - just in time for bed. This exuberant, lively rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Big Red Bath is perfect for reading aloud.
Meet sporty Erika, friendly Daisy and artistic Phoebe, three best friends who all go to primary school together. These are three fun-packed stories about the ups and downs of being best friends forever!