Just So Stories - The Elephant's Child
By Robert James, Garyfallia Leftheri
In this story, the Elephant's child never, ever stops asking questions. But when he determines to find out what Crocodile eats for his dinner, he's in for a surprise!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
By Jules Verne
Axel Lidenbrock and his uncle, the great explorer Professor Otto Lidenbrock, embark on a historic journey to discover the heart of the Earth. Climbing down the shaft of a volcano, they find a magical world inhabited by prehistoric creatures. But then the volcano starts to rumble...Adapted by Penny Dolan from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
By Jean Ure
15 year old Sam is alway being teased for not having gone all the way with a girl. When he meets Priya they form a strong emotional bond, and after a time their relationship becomes physical. Then Priya becomes pregnant.
By Brian Keaney
A boy wakes up in the middle of a field. He cannot remember how he came to be there or even who he truly is. All he knows for certain is his name, Jacob.This is the story of a journey through fear towards hope, a choice between a past you cannot remember and a future you cannot predict.
By Gabrielle Lord
On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning:They killed your father.They'll kill you.You must survive the next 365 days.Cal is running out of places to hide. Everywhere he goes, someone seems to be behind him, tracking his every move. They don't care who they hurt to get to him.As his sixteenth birthday approaches, the threat to him and his family increases. Nobody is safe while the secret of the Ormond Singularity remains unsolved. And Cal's enemies will do anything to make sure he doesn't see his sixteenth ...He has 184 days. He can't hide for ever ...
By Eden Maguire
Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances. Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss.Darina, Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head...And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina. Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings. Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth.Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?
By Jenny Oldfield
When a guest at the ranch falls from his horse and breaks his arm, he accuses the horse, Johnny Mohawk, of bucking him off. Kirstie doesn't believe his story one little bit. Now his father is determined to sue the Half Moon Ranch for thousands of dollars. Can Kirstie prove Johnny Mohawk's innocence before it's too late?