Mum Sees Rat
By Jackie Walter, Kate Sheppard
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, the pet rat has escaped and Mum keeps finding it everywhere!
By Rosemary Hankin
Explore the history, produce and festivals of different areas of Mexico and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, guacamole and tomato salsa to share with your family and friends.
Making with Forces
By Anna Claybourne
Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei- Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture- Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
Making with Light
By Anna Claybourne
Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood- Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign- Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel
By David Casarett
As a nurse ethnicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death." But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that death is in their future, and not the good kind, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel...Meet Ladarat Patalung - the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
By Homaro Cantu
MOTO : THE COOKBOOK is Homaro Cantu's magnum opus. The definitive cookbook from a culinary genius. The world renowned Michelin Star restaurant Moto is home to the ultimate meeting of art and science with dishes that hold the world's imagination. From edible paper menus that richly taste of the foot picture to carbonated fruit to small table-top boxes that cook fish before the guests eyes, the restaurant reimagines what food is.Homaro's unexpected death in April 2015 shocked the culinary world and brought light to Homaro's unique story. He grew up homeless and later became a drug addict. Through hard work in the kitchen of the legendary Charlie Palmer, Homaro found his calling. MOTO: THE COOKBOOK represents the decade he ran the restaurant - 2004 until 2014 - with ten inventive dishes from each year. The book includes hundreds of incredible photographs and stop motion video of every recipe, animated with sophistication and allure.
By Karen Harrington
Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say.Filled with Karen Harrington's signature heart and humor, Mayday tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.
Moon Iceland (Second Edition)
By Jenna Gottlieb
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon Iceland! In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. Explore it all with Moon Iceland. * Strategic Itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "Winter Wonders," "Get Yourself in Hot Water," "4-Day Iceland Road Trip," and "The Best of Reykjavk"* Curated advice from local Jenna Gottlieb, who provides her American-expat perspective on her adopted home* Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Walk across a glacier, visit volcanoes, and relax in a hot spring. Drive the Ring Road through stark and beautiful tundra. Explore Reykjavík's booming restaurant scene and incredible museums. Go whale watching and wildlife-spotting, and bask in the shimmering glow of the northern lights.* Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment* In-depth coverage of Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South, Snfellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland and the Eastfjords, and the Highlands* Essential insight on traveling during the challenging but rewarding winter season, on recreation, transportation, accommodations, and a handy Icelandic phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-onWith Moon Iceland's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Country-hopping in Scandanavia? Check out Moon Norway. Heading on to Europe? Try Moon Ireland or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
By Sally Phipps
Molly Keane (1904 - 96) was an Irish novelist and playwright (born in County Kildare) most famous for Good Behaviour which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Hailed as the Irish Nancy Mitford in her day; as well as writing books she was the leading playwright of the '30s, her work directed by John Gielgud. Between 1928 and 1956, she wrote eleven novels, and some of her earlier plays, under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell. In 1981, aged seventy, she published Good Behaviour under her own name. The manuscript, which had languished in a drawer for many years, was lent to a visitor, the actress Peggy Ashcroft, who encouraged Keane to publish it.Molly Keane's novels reflect the world she inhabited; she was from a 'rather serious hunting and fishing, church-going family'. She was educated, as was the custom in Anglo-Irish households, by a series of governesses and then at boarding school. Distant and awkward relationships between children and their parents would prove to be a recurring theme for Keane. Maggie O'Farrell wrote that 'she writes better than anyone else about the mother-daughter relationship, in all its thorny, fraught, inescapable complexity.'Here, for the first time, is her biography and, written by one of her two daughters, it provides an honest portrait of a fascinating, complicated woman who was a brilliant writer and a portrait of the Anglo-Irish world of the first half of the twentieth century.
Moon Oregon (Twelfth Edition)
By Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
Discover Oregon with Moon Travel Guides!Moon Oregon reveals the originality, authenticity, and respect for the great outdoors that define the beautiful Beaver State.Inside you'll find:* Strategic itineraries that can adapted for your schedule, whether you're passing through Portland or taking two weeks to see the whole state, including: "Best Bike Rides," "Day Trips from Portland," "The Wine Route," "Touring the Taps," "Oregon for the Birds," "Top Tents and Trails," "Bend and the High Desert," "The Oregon Outback," and "River Running"* Full color, detailed photos and maps throughout* Expert insight from Oregon localsJudy Jewell and Bill McRae* Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around* Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Catch a performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, shop for organic produce at a local farmers market, or sip your way through Oregon's best wineries. Find the top spots for skiing, hiking, and paddle-boarding (even kite-boarding!), soak in a hidden hot spring, and glimpse some of Oregon's wildlife. Stroll through beautiful public parks or an eclectic art show, and discover Portland's laid-back, flannel-clad cool factor over a pint of handcrafted local ale* Focused coverage of Portland, Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, the Willamette Valley, the North Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast, Ashland and Southern Oregon, Bend and Central Oregon, and Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon* Detailed, thorough informationincluding background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture* Recommendations for traveling with kids, international travelers, LGBTQ+ travelers, and visitors with disabilitiesWith Moon Oregon's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Spending more time in the Beaver State? Try Moon Portland or Moon Coastal Oregon. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip.
The Miracle Morning
By Hal Elrod
What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible'Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life' Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad What if you could wake up tomorrow and any - or EVERY - area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It's been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life-the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined-is about to begin. It's time to WAKE UP to your full potential...'Every once in a while, you read a book that changes the way you look at life, but it is so rare to find a book that changes the way you live your life' Tim Sanders, New York Times bestselling author of The Likeability Factor 'To read The Miracle Morning is to give yourself the gift of waking up each day to your full potential. It's time to stop putting off creating the life you want and deserve to live. Read this book and find out how' Dr Ivan Misner, CEO and Founder of BNI®
A Map of the Dark
By Karen Ellis
A thrilling new FBI series for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter. 'Elsa is an unforgettable central character, damaged but determined . . . A perfect, deeply satisfying thriller that grips right to the end' Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak********************** A girl missingA woman, searchingA killer, planning...FBI Agent Elsa Myers finds missing people.She knows how it feels to be lost...Though her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, Elsa cannot refuse a call for help. A teenage girl has gone missing from Forest Hills, Queens, and during the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads hides the fact that she did not go willingly. With each passing hour, as the hunt for Ruby deepens into a search for a man who may have been killing for years, the case starts to get underneath Elsa's skin. Everything she has buried - her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother's death - threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences.In order to save the missing girl, she may have to lose herself...and return to the darkness she's been hiding from for years.
Mayhem at the Museum
PJ masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Join them in this super-cool adventure storybook based on the episode 'Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum' - Romeo has made a Big Box of Bad and has made the museum his headquarters. If the PJ Masks don't stop him, Romeo will control the whole city! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko must work together to beat the baddie. Also available: PJ Masks: Feathered Friends and PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow in the Dark sticker bookPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
By Lucy Courtenay
If you love rom-coms you'll love this sassy, funny romance that will make you fall head over heels with the help of twelve classic films and a misbehaving cat named Nigel. Perfect for fans of Zoella, Geek Girl and Holly Bourne.One: I am hopelessly in love with Hanna Bergdahl. Two: for the first time since our recent reunion Hanna Bergdahl appears to be single. And three: I am stuck in that inescapable netherworld of demons and acne - the Friend Zone.Sol and Hanna were best friends at primary school and after reuniting at college, they spend approximately seventy per cent of daylight hours together. When disaster strikes at a New Year's Eve party and Hannah sees new boyfriend Danny Dukas kissing Lizzie Banks, a New Year's Resolution is formed. Sol and Hanna will watch one film a month for twelve months until the next New Year. After all, films hold answers to life's hardest questions. Maybe they'll figure out why they are both members of the dumpee club. Only Sol Adams has a new year's resolution of his own: to kiss Hanna Bergdahl before the year is over. Will Sol ever defeat the Friend Zone?
By R. Marie Griffith
From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture warsGay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.
Moon Carolinas & Georgia (Second Edition)
By Jim Morekis
Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover The Carolinas and Georgia!Admire striking mountain vistas, sample the best barbeque in the country, and peruse the historic architecture of Savannah and Charleston. Moon Carolinas & Georgia's guide to the heart of the South has a little something for everyone. What You'll Find in Moon Carolinas & Georgia:* Firsthand perspective from travel writer and Georgia native Jim Morekis* Full-color photos and 70 detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating the three states independently* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of the Carolinas and Georgia, Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, Paths of the Civil War, The Outer Banks and Coastal Sounds, Great Smoky Mountains, Myrtle Beach and the Great Strand, Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, Columbia and the Midlands, Greenville and the Upstate, and The Golden Isles* Focused coverage of the region's major cities, including Charlotte, Savannah, Atlanta, Wilmington, and Charleston* Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and getting around by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Go whitewater rafting, or stroll the dunes of the Outer Banks. Visit celebrated literary landmarks, or tour the illuminating remnants of the Civil War. Catch a live bluegrass show while savoring a local brew, and discover unforgettable nightlife and delectable local cuisine* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and regional vernacularWith Moon Carolinas & Georgia's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to dive deeper into the big cities of Georgia and the Carolinas? Try Moon Charleston & Savannah. Want to discover more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland.
By Hugh Thomas
The charm of Madrid is elusive, but for those who know how to find it, Madrid has magic. Its magic can be found in the shadow cast over the present by the past. In this Traveller's Reader, a city that was once the seat of power for perhaps the most ambitious political enterprise the western world had seen since the fall of Rome, the Spanish Empire, is brought to life in vivid diaries, letters, memoirs and histories.The Earl of Clarendon describes seventeenth-century bullfights; Salvador Dali plays a surrealist joke on a snooty barman at the Ritz; Rubens visits the Alcázar; Manet is at the Prado; generals and anarchists meet in the Puerta del Sol. The many stories included here evoke for today's tourist the dramas and personalities of a city's past, by drawing on the eyewitness accounts and commentaries of visitors and residents of earlier centuries. Hugh Thomas has chosen these and other vivid snapshots of Madrid's history from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels across five centuries to delight and fascinate the armchair and prospective traveller alike.
By Rosie Banks
A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses!Best friends Charlotte and Mia can't bear it when Charlotte's family moves far away. But when they become trainee Secret Princesses they begin an amazing adventure together - and they can see each other whenever they like!Once in a blue moon, a tiara shaped constellation forms high in the sky above Wishing Star Palace. The four girls that make a wish on these special stars get their wishes granted by the Secret Princesses ... but Princess Poison is determined that this year the wishes won't come true ...Have you read all four books in series four: The Moonstone Collection?
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Mummy Mayhem: a school trip to the museum turns into a nightmare when Egyptian mummies come to life. Sam, Lin and Danny have to get them back in their boxes... Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Maybe It's You
By Lauren Handel Zander
What's standing in the way of your best life? It's not your boss, your mother or your metabolism. Maybe it's you.Lauren Handel Zander knows that people are hungry for results-oriented, no-nonsense advice. Someone to tell it to them straight. To give them not only inspiration to change, but a step-by-step plan to get it done. That's what she's done for tens of thousands of clients at Handel Group with her take-no-prisoners brand of radical personal accountability - a proven program that has worked for bestselling authors, top businesspeople, award-winning artists . . . and now, you.In Maybe It's You, you will finally and forever learn to:*Cut the crap about being 'true to yourself', when you don't have a clue who that is.*Tell the truth and nothing but your truth. *Manage the head you call home.*Get good at keeping promises to yourself.*Find your sense of humour. Yes, it's missing.Whether you want to find love, succeed at work, fix a fractured relationship, or lose weight, Maybe It's You will offer a road map to help you finally get there.