By James Evans
'Marvellously engaging' The Times'Brisk, informative and eye-opening' Daily TelegraphIn the 1600s, vast numbers of people left England for the Americas. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. Why did they go?Emigrants casts vivid new light on the population shift which underpins the rise of modern America. Using contemporary sources including diaries, court hearings and letters, James Evans brings us the extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who made the journey of a lifetime.
The End of the Wild
By Nicole Helget
Now available in paperback, this timely coming of age novel takes on the controversial issues of fracking and environmental protection.Stay away from my woods.Eleven-year-old Fern doesn't have the easiest life. Her stepfather is out of work, and she's responsible for putting dinner on the table--not to mention keeping her wild younger brothers out of trouble. The woods near their home is her only refuge, where she finds food and plays with her neighbor's dog. But when a fracking company rolls into town, her special grove could be ripped away, and no one else seems to care.Her stepfather needs the money that a job with the frackers could bring to their family, and her wealthy grandfather likes the business it brings to their town. Even her best friend doesn't understand what the land means to Fern. With no one on her side, how can she save the forest that has protected her for so long?The acclaimed author of Wonder at the Edge of the World weaves a poignant story about life on the poverty line, the environment, friendship and family--and, most of all, finding your place in the world.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
What's the buzz about electricity? All bright sparks need to read this book to discover the shocking facts about electricity, as well as all about batteries, circuits and conductors.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
Early Islamic Civilisation
By Izzi Howell
Early Islamic civilisation spread across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia in the 7th and 8th centuries CE, forming a massive empire. Find out about the birth of Islam, amazing inventions and trade across the empire. Read about weapons and war, the city of Baghdad, the life of a scribe, science and medicine and find out how to make an Islamic tile design!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
By Nancy Dickmann
From recycling drinking water to green transport links and renewable energy sources, cities can be adapted and built to be sustainable in all sorts of ways. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Cities, discover how people around the world are working all the time to innovate and create self-sustaining settlements. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
By Jane Austen, Sophie Thompson
Jane Austen's enduring tale of romantic entanglement, read by Sophie Thompson and featuring an immersive musical soundtrack to enhance your audiobook listening experience!Emma is considered by many to be Jane Austen's finest work. Its heroine is fascinating, selfish and manipulative, running riot with other people's emotions and relationships. The author employs her greatest skills to bring about Emma's consequent crisis, awakening and happy resolution.Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration and complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration so that listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. (P)1996 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks and (P)2018 Booktrack Holding Ltd (background soundtrack only)
By Da-Hae West
There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, and it's no surprise given the robust, addictive flavours of the cuisine. With more than 100 recipes, this book offers a great introduction, making Korean cooking easy for any cook. From Korean store-cupboard essentials and classics such as kimchi, japchae (stir-fried Royal noodles), bibimbap (Korean mixed rice) and mandu (dumplings), through to modern Korean recipes including the irresistible Bulgogi Burger, sticky spare ribs and the ultimate Korean Fried Chicken, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to how great modern Korean food is.
Eat Shop Save
By Dale Pinnock
Television tie-in Eat Shop Save contains over 80 recipes to restore sanity to the challenges of family cooking.Focusing on the time-poor in particular, these delicious meals will put a smile on the fussiest of eaters and entice families with chapters such as: Quick After Work Suppers, Favourites with a Facelift and Something Sweet (but good for you).Food is just the beginning. Using smart shopping and meal planning as a basis, you'll find tips to get organised, save money and free up precious time. - Weekly meal planners in each chapter help you save money- Make your own quicker, healthier 'takeaways'- Hide vegetables for fussy eaters- Become a smart shopper- Upcycle leftover ingredients - Give classic dishes a facelift
By Ian Rankin
A mugging gone wrong ... or murder?A dissident Russian poet is found dead - at the same time a delegation of Russian businessmen arrives in town. For some, it is crucial that the case is closed quickly, clinically and with the minimum of attention.But DI Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke believe this is something more than a random attack - especially after a particularly nasty second killing. Then, a brutal and premeditated assault on a local gangster puts Rebus in the frame - and he may not survive long enough to solve anything...
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook
By Coco Morante
The Instant Pot was first created in 2010 as seven cooking gadgets in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, fryer, yoghurt maker and warmer. It has fourteen built-in smart programs: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chilli, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yoghurt, Pasteurise and Fermenting.Over the last six months Instant Pots have become a viral sensation in the UK, achieving what the Daily Mail has called 'cult-like' status. Despite already selling many thousands in the USA (one machine has 24,000 reviews on Amazon.com), Amazon.co.uk (with 1,500 reviews for the same machine) quickly ran out of stock of the device, which sells for under £100. Pinterest is flooded with the various recipes you can make in the device, from stews to cheesecake.The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook provides plenty of failsafe recipes such as a whole roasted chicken with mushroom gravy and decadent New York cheesecake, also a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, and much, much more!
By Pat-a-Cake, Katie Woolley, Tom Heard
Help support your children and boost their confidence at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging Easy Phonics activity book that will support children as they begin to apply the phonics skills they are being taught at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gives children lots of opportunity for practice and equips parents with the tools and information needed to support them. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and combined with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes:Activities that support children's learning through reception and into year 1Supportive tips and information for parentsWipe-clean penAlso available: Telling the Time
By Clare Hibbert
Get to grips with facts about endangered animals and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer, perfect for the 7-11 age group. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills.
By Izzi Howell
A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!How fast does electricity travel? How can electricity make your hair stand on end? Which animal can sense electricity? Discover how electricity is made and how we use it to power everyday objects. Find out how electricity moves in a circuit and learn about electrical safety. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
Equestria Girls: A Friendship to Remember
By Perdita Finn
Meet the My Little Pony friends as you've never seen them before in this magical high school adventure!It's yearbook time at Canterlot High School. Sunset Shimmer is in charge, and she's determined to make it the best one yet. She never wants to forget all the amazing adventures they've had together! But when a mysterious curse strikes, her friends forget all about her... And it looks like ancient Equestrian magic is to blame... Can Sunset Shimmer solve the mystery and fight back? Or will their friendship be lost forever?
By Brian Moses
This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside and Poems About Festivals.
Empire of Silence
By Christopher Ruocchio
Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy.It was not his war.On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe started down a path that could only end in fire. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives--even the Emperor himself--against Imperial orders.But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier.Fleeing his father and a future as a torturer, Hadrian finds himself stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, he will find himself fighting a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.
The Empire of Ashes
By Anthony Ryan
Armies will clash and ancient secrets will be revealed in The Empire of Ashes, the thrilling conclusion to Anthony Ryan's Draconis Memoria series.The White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades and countless more will surely follow.Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge - along with their ragtag band of allies - stand between the white drake's fury and the world's end.To save the future, they must delve into the past - and unravel a timeless mystery that might just turn the tide once and for all.The Draconis Memoria: The Waking FireThe Legion of FlameThe Empire of AshesRaven's Shadow:Blood SongTower LordQueen of Fire
By Tim James
The Universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago. At this point, all of existence could be summed up as an endless soup of particles frothing at temperatures many times hotter than the Sun. It was chaos. Fortunately, as the Universe expanded, everything began to cool and the particles stabilised. It was around this time, as disorder gave way to order, that the elements were born. Fast forward to June 2016 and the periodic table of elements was finally completed with the discovery and addition of four new elements. At last we could identify all the ingredients necessary to make a world. But it doesn't stop there. Human ingenuity knows no bounds; we have even begun to invent our own elements and have created an entire science devoted to their study: chemistry. When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, James answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human?What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together?How many bananas can you stand next to before you die of radiation sickness?Which liquid can teleport through walls?Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?
Everything You Do Is Wrong
By Amanda Coe
'Do You Know This Girl?'Harmony's teenage craving for drama is answered when a body is discovered by her aunt Mel on Evensand beach. But the naked, lifeless young woman turns out - problematically - to be alive. Unable to speak or remember where she came from, the woman is named Storm by her nurses. Surrounded by doctors, psychiatrists and policemen, Storm remains provocatively silent. Harmony is desperate to fill in the gaps in Storm's story, while the responsibility Mel feels for the woman she rescued begins to skew the course of her own settled life. Their efforts to solve the mystery clash with the efforts of rookie constable Mason, assigned to the case and determined to help this damsel he feels to be very much in distress.Will any of them be able to find out who Storm really is? And what if the distress belongs to everyone but her?Everything You Do Is Wrong is a compelling exploration of how this enigma sets a family's good and bad intentions crashing into each other, with unforgettable consequences.
By Suzanne Wright
Harper and Knox are back and better than ever . . . Discover the unmissable fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series The final horseman awaits . . . and the stakes have never been higher. With the birth of their son, Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there, and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe . . .When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal - and that may even include Asher's mysterious abilities. One thing's for sure - this is a baby who's more than a match for any demon coming after him.It's time for the world's most formidable family to take the fight to the enemy . . . WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DARK IN YOU SERIES:'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this ChickWhat readers are saying about Suzanne:'It's been two minutes since my last fix and I need Suzanne Wright to give me more' Edgy Reviews'No words to describe how much I ADORE this extraordinary and magical read!!!' Gi's Spot Reviews on Burn'What a great start to yet another fab Suzanne Wright Series!' Aurora B's Book Blog on Burn'A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish ... Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!' The Escapist Book Blog on Burn'Unique, original and very entertaining' Ramblings from this ChickIf you love Embers, make sure you check out the rest of THE DARK IN YOU series - find out how the sizzling story of Harper and Knox began . . . BURNBLAZEASHESEMBERS