Maggot Moon Adult Edition by Sally Gardner

Maggot Moon Adult Edition
  • Title : Maggot Moon Adult Edition
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • ISBN Code : 1471402045
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion A COSTA 2012 BOOK AWARD WINNER A boy, a friendship, a lie and some hard choices. The Motherland is a world in which individuality and difference are crushed but Standish Treadwell won't be subdued. Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.


Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

Maggot Moon
  • Title : Maggot Moon
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763665738
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book In Sally Gardner’s stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell — who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the “train-track thinkers.” So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big...One hundred very short chapters, told in an utterly original first-person voice, propel readers through a narrative that is by turns gripping and darkly humorous, bleak and chilling, tender and transporting.


The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner

The Double Shadow
  • Title : The Double Shadow
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1780227833
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the wasteland it is eternal day, no clocks mark the passing hours. In 1937 clouds of war gather over Britain. Fifteen-year-old Ezra meets the rich, beautiful and undeniably spoiled Amaryllis Ruben, recently expelled from boarding school. Amaryllis has been playing the rebel since she was nine years old and Ezra is both disturbed and enchanted by her. But Amaryllis is hiding a secret even she does not understand. On the grounds of her father Arnold's decadent mansion a memory machine take shape. Despite Arnold's brash playboy exterior Arnold Ruben is seeking to master time. But time is running out for him. And then, on her 17th birthday, Amaryllis vanishes. The years that follow reverberate with the events of that summer's day. As Britain is shaken by war Ezra pieces together the fragments of his shattered memory in the name of love, loss and hope.


The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner

The Door That Led to Where
  • Title : The Door That Led to Where
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • ISBN Code : 1471401103
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, and a UKLA Book Awards 2016 shortlisted title, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.


The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

The Bunker Diary
  • Title : The Bunker Diary
  • Author : Kevin Brooks
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
  • ISBN Code : 1467776467
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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People have simple needs. Food, water, light, space. Maybe a small measure of dignity. What happens when someone takes all that away? This pulse-pounding, award-winning novel explores what happens when your worst nightmare comes true.


I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

I, Coriander
  • Title : I, Coriander
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Orion Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 1444002724
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters. Coriander is a heroine to love. Her story will establish Sally Gardner as a children's writer of boundless imagination and originality.


A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts

A Novel Approach
  • Title : A Novel Approach
  • Author : Kate Roberts
  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780325088655
  • Pages : 167
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A student-centered approach to teaching whole class novels"--


Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner

Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon
  • Title : Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Penguin Workshop
  • ISBN Code : 0593095162
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Originally published: United Kingdom: Zephyr, 2018.


Teaching Young Adult Literature Today by Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today
  • Title : Teaching Young Adult Literature Today
  • Author : Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1442207205
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents. Hayn, Kaplan, and their contributors address a wide range of topics: how to avoid common obstacles to using YAL; selecting quality YAL for classrooms while balancing these with curriculum requirements; engaging disenfranchised readers; pairing YAL with technology as an innovative way to teach curriculum standards across all content areas. Contributors also discuss more theoretical subjects, such as the absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young adult literature in secondary classrooms; and contemporary YAL that responds to the changing expectations of digital generation readers who want to blur the boundaries between page and screen."


Tinder by Sally Gardner

Tinder
  • Title : Tinder
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Indigo
  • ISBN Code : 9781780621494
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires? Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.


The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner

The Red Necklace
  • Title : The Red Necklace
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Orion Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 1842557645
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead. Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine. With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone
  • Title : Children of Blood and Bone
  • Author : Tomi Adeyemi
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 1760559210
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"I read @tomi_adeyemi's brilliant novel Children of Blood and Bone while I was on vacation. It was an exhilarating read on many levels--a thrilling page-turner that's also deeply moving and incisive." John Green author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. NOW WE RISE. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers - and her growing feelings for an enemy. As seen on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show Book Club PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE "Storms the boundaries of imagination" The New York Times "A brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love" Publisher's Weekly "Epic fantasy YA debut of magic and war" Guardian "A luxe tale of magic, adventure, and forbidden love... Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones will gobble this up" BuzzFeed "Adeyemi's lush world-building and consummate plotting breathes new life into a YA fantasy epic" Observer "A masterful debut." Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater's Daughter "Epic" Marie Lu, author of Legend "A phenomenon" Entertainment Weekly "A fantasy that promises to be enthralling and to totally ensnare you within its world, plot, and characters" BookRiot "Poised to be this year's big fantasy breakout... [an] epic story of family, love and magic" Stylist "A timely study on race, colorism, and power and injustice" Kirkus "Epic in scale and size... it's a whirlwind read" The Bookseller


The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner

The Wind in the Wall
  • Title : The Wind in the Wall
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781471404986
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd

A Monster Calls
  • Title : A Monster Calls
  • Author : Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • ISBN Code : 0763669091
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go
  • Title : The Knife of Never Letting Go
  • Author : Patrick Ness
  • Publisher : Gardners Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781406310252
  • Pages : 478
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
  • Title : Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
  • Author : Mary M. Talbot
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1621152014
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two comingofage narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of awardwinning graphicnovel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is smart, funny, and sadan essential addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir. * Bryan Talbot is recognized worldwide as one of the true original voices in graphic fiction. * Bryan Talbot's Grandville Mon Amour was nominated for a 2011 Hugo Award.


Henry Tumour by Anthony McGowan

Henry Tumour
  • Title : Henry Tumour
  • Author : Anthony McGowan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 009948823X
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It wasn't my choice- Henry was in charge. As if school bullies and his mum's tofu sandwiches weren't enough for Hector Brunty, he now has another dilemma- a talking brain tumour. Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter-ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high-fashion, and tactics for snogging the best-looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw. Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is quite enough, but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make more decisions about Hector's life than he'd like. Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants... before they both go under the knife?


Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Ruby Holler
  • Title : Ruby Holler
  • Author : Sharon Creech
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408848023
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Tiller and Sairy live a quiet life in Ruby Holler; their children have long since left home and things are peaceful. But when they decide to adopt two children from the local orphanage to take on a giant adventure, they form an unlikely foursome. And Tiller and Sairy have to deal with some pretty unconventional behaviour on the part of the children, who don't believe they could ever be 'wanted'. A wonderful, magical story that combines quirky action and adventure with family, loyalty and learning to belong. Winner of the Carnegie Medal.


My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner

My Side of the Diamond
  • Title : My Side of the Diamond
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 147140644X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie Award winning novelist Sally Gardner. Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted . . . With detailed and intriguing black and white illustrations throughout.


Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Revolver
  • Title : Revolver
  • Author : Marcus Sedgwick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1444002406
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sig Andersson has a choice to make - use the gun or die. An unforgettable, razor-sharp psychological thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the Arctic Circle. Recipient of a Michael L. Printz Honor 2011, shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010 and longlisted for the GUARDIAN Children's Fiction Prize 2010. 1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle. Fifteen-year-old Sig Andersson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling through a weak spot on the ice-covered lake. His sister, Anna, and step-mother, Nadya, have gone to the local town for help. Then comes a knock at the door. It's a man, the flash of a revolver's butt at his hip, and a mean glare in his eyes. Sig has never seen him before but Wolff claims to have unfinished business with his father. As Sig gradually learns the awful truth about Wolff's connection to his father, his thoughts are drawn to a certain box hidden on a shelf in the storeroom, in which lies his father's prized possession - a revolver. As the stakes rise and Wolff begins to close in, Sig's choice is pulled into sharp focus. Should he use the gun?


Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

Thanks for the Trouble
  • Title : Thanks for the Trouble
  • Author : Tommy Wallach
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1481418807
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request: 'treat me like a teenager'"--


Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Roald Dahl

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
  • Title : Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141941618
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The sweet scents of rural life infuse Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, a collection of Roald Dahl's country stories - but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth . . . Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humour and adding a sprinking of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this collection is brimful of the sweet mysteries of life. 'A sophisticated account of village life. The rural characters are moulded by Dahl's dark, inquisitive imagination. Compelling and very funny' Time Out 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.


Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower
  • Title : Parable of the Sower
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1472214773
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The extraordinary, prescient NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling novel. 'If there is one thing scarier than a dystopian novel about the future, it's one written in the past that has already begun to come true. This is what makes Parable of the Sower even more impressive than it was when first published' GLORIA STEINEM 'Unnervingly prescient and wise' YAA GYASI -- We are coming apart. We're a rope, breaking, a single strand at a time. America is a place of chaos, where violence rules and only the rich and powerful are safe. Lauren Olamina, a young woman with the extraordinary power to feel the pain of others as her own, records everything she sees of this broken world in her journal. Then, one terrible night, everything alters beyond recognition, and Lauren must make her voice heard for the sake of those she loves. Soon, her vision becomes reality and her dreams of a better way to live gain the power to change humanity forever. PRAISE FOR OCTAVIA E. BUTLER, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'In the ongoing contest over which dystopian classic is most applicable to our time... for sheer peculiar prescience, Butler's novel may be unmatched' NEW YORKER 'Butler's prose, always pared back to the bone, delineates the painful paradoxes of metamorphosis with compelling precision' GUARDIAN 'Octavia Butler was a visionary' VIOLA DAVIS 'One of the most significant literary artists of the twentieth century. One cannot exaggerate the impact she has had' JUNOT DIAZ 'An icon of the Afrofuturism world, envisioning literary realms that placed black characters front and center' VANITY FAIR 'Butler writes with such a familiarity that the alien is welcome and intriguing. She really artfully exposes our human impulse to self-destruct' LUPITA NYONG'O


Mr. Orange by Truus Matti

Mr. Orange
  • Title : Mr. Orange
  • Author : Truus Matti
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781592701230
  • Pages : 159
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Linus Muller takes over making deliveries for his family's Manhattan grocery store in 1943, including bringing a crate of oranges every other week to an artist from Europe, the two become friends as they discuss war, the future, freedom, and imagination.


Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner

Operation Bunny
  • Title : Operation Bunny
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN Code : 1627792058
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Emily Vole inherits an abandoned shop, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed. And a fairy-hating witch, a mischievous set of golden keys, and a train full of brightly colored bunnies are just a few of the surprises that come with it. With the help of a talking cat called Fidget and a grumpy fairy detective called Buster, it is up to Emily to save the fairies and get to the bottom of Operation Bunny.


Skellig by David Almond

Skellig
  • Title : Skellig
  • Author : David Almond
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1444920952
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.


1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • Title : 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • Author : Peter Boxall
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781844034178
  • Pages : 960
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From "The Alchemist" to "Thus Spake Zarathustra" and Achebe to Zola, "1001 Books" offers concise critical insights into the books and the writers that have excited the imagination of the world. It offers reviews, author biographies, plot and character assessments and historical information on those books considered the most important, compelling, or simply the best fiction ever written. Whether classics, novels, thrillers, science fictions, or romances, you will never again be stuck for what to read next or how to find the next great book from an author. In the style of the phenomenally successful "1001 Movies", this is an incisive guide to the books that have had a real impact - whether in the form of critical acclaim or as cult classics. It is an eclectic selection by a superb international team of writers and critics, a provides a new take on old classics and is a guide to what's hot in the huge contemporary fiction market. It is also an ideal reference for anyone who loves to read.


Invisible in a Bright Light by Sally Gardner

Invisible in a Bright Light
  • Title : Invisible in a Bright Light
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Zephyr
  • ISBN Code : 9781786695239
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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From I, Corianderto Invisible in a Bright Light, Sally Gardner's first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. A pitch-perfect story about a crystal chandelier that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning. It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House in a freezing city by the sea, where a huge, crystal chandelier in the shape of a galleon sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste, a theatre rat, wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream, to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls, she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste's past and why she must risk playing a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves.


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline
  • Title : Coraline
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408808196
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When a young girl ventures through a hidden door, she finds another life with shocking similarities to her own. Coraline has moved to a new house with her parents and she is fascinated by the fact that their 'house' is in fact only half a house! Divided into flats years before, there is a brick wall behind a door where once there was a corridor. One day it is a corridor again and the intrepid Coraline wanders down it. And so a nightmare-ish mystery begins that takes Coraline into the arms of counterfeit parents and a life that isn't quite right. Can Coraline get out? Can she find her real parents? Will life ever be the same again?


Fattypuffs and Thinifers by Andre Maurois

Fattypuffs and Thinifers
  • Title : Fattypuffs and Thinifers
  • Author : Andre Maurois
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448162378
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Two Surface-dwellers. Two! He’s a Fattypuff and you’re a Thinifer. There’s no doubt about it!’ This is the tale of two brothers. Edmund is a little on the plump side and Terry is a bit of a rake. When they discover the countries under the Earth they are divided and sent to the warring kingdoms of the Fattypuffs and the Thinifers. The Fattypuffs eat hourly with light snacks in between. The Thinifers like nothing more than discipline and work six days a week. Whether you are a jolly Fattypuff or a driven Thinifer you’ll be rooting for the brothers to bring peace to the countries under the Earth. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can take the quiz to find out if you’re a Fattypuff or a Thinifer! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes

Unhooking the Moon
  • Title : Unhooking the Moon
  • Author : Gregory Hughes
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • ISBN Code : 1623650216
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and a finalist for The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a starred review Kirkus Review praised Unhooking the Moon as a "rousing adventure on the not-so-mean streets, with heart aplenty." When an adventurous sister-and-brother duo become orphans, a funny and heartbreaking roadtrip to New York ensues, as the pair searches for their long-lost uncle. Meet the Rat: A dancing, soccer-loving, fearless ten-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meet her older brother, Bob: Protector of the Rat, though more often than not her faithful follower, Bob is determined to build a new and better life for him and his sister in America. Of particular concern for him are his sister's mysterious fits, which keep getting more and more severe. On their adventures traveling alone from the flatlands of Winnipeg, southward across the border into America, Bob and the Rat make friends with a host of unlikely characters, including a hilarious con man and a famous rap star. As they struggle to survive in the big city, they realize that finding your uncle in New York is incredibly difficult if you have almost no information about him--even if he is rumored to be one of the city's biggest drug dealers.


The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner

The Silver Blade
  • Title : The Silver Blade
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 184255736X
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it's height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time. Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of The Red Necklace and I, Coriander.


Beswitched by Kate Saunders

Beswitched
  • Title : Beswitched
  • Author : Kate Saunders
  • Publisher : Scholastic Fiction
  • ISBN Code : 1407153749
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Flora's parents pack her off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. Flora's having the time of someone else's life! But why has she ended up there?


Young Adult Nonfiction by Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Amanda L. Nolen,Heather A. Olvey

Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Title : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Author : Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Amanda L. Nolen,Heather A. Olvey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1475812981
  • Pages : 155
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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No matter the location, schools are guided by standards, including Common Core State Standards. This collection of contributions by some of the country’s leading literacy experts offers practical suggestions for implementing young adult literature to meet the demand that standards mandate for focusing on nonfiction in teaching literacy.


Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale,Alexandra Strick,Ros Asquith

Max the Champion
  • Title : Max the Champion
  • Author : Sean Stockdale,Alexandra Strick,Ros Asquith
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781847805195
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Max is mad about sport. As he gets up, has breakfast and heads off to school, he is dreaming of competing in world class sporting events. In his real day, he and his class win the school football match and, in his imagination, he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This is a lively and fun approach to sport, and a very inclusive picture book showing disabled children and children without disabilities enjoying different sports together in a natural way. The sports include football, rugby, athletics, cricket, diving, discus throwing and cycling.


The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Title : The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 9780007488315
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson's two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this first part of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy.


Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

Looking for JJ
  • Title : Looking for JJ
  • Author : Anne Cassidy
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780152066383
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Seventeen-year-old Alice, released from prison with a new identity after serving six years for murdering a child, tries to keep her anonymity from the British tabloids, while haunted by memories of her past trauma.


Moonborn by Terry F. Maggert

Moonborn
  • Title : Moonborn
  • Author : Terry F. Maggert
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781546768074
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Livvy Foster has a new heart, home, and place in sky of her new world. The fall of Sliver was only the beginning of a civil war. Angels from across the sky challenge each other to lead a world where time and magic are tools for war. When House Selinus attempts to become the supreme power in a distant future, they confront a goddess who is older than time itself-- and she'll stop at nothing to get the one soul who escaped her deadly grasp: Livvy. With deceit, war and love swirling in the clouds above a shattered world that was once Livvy's home, she'll be asked to do something a girl with a broken heart never thought possible. Fight for Windhook. Fight for her world. Take wing with Livvy, one heartbeat at a time.


The Glass Heart by Sally Gardner

The Glass Heart
  • Title : The Glass Heart
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Orion Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781842550731
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The story of three princesses with glass hearts is told by Sally Gardner in her own original and uniquely appealing way. With a glittering heart on the cover and stunning artwork, this truly exquisite picture book is set in the Venice of fairy tale.


Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards
  • Title : Ordinary Hazards
  • Author : Nikki Grimes
  • Publisher : Boyds Mills Press
  • ISBN Code : 1635923476
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Michael L. Printz Honor Book A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens Six Starred Reviews -- ★Booklist ★BCCB ★The Horn Book ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness A Booklist Best Book for Youth * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Horn Book Fanfare Book * A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book * Recommended on NPR's "Morning Edition" by Kwame Alexander "This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow."--Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout "[A] testimony and a triumph."--Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.