Traveling with Ghosts
By Shannon Leone Fowler
In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home after their excursion to the island of Koh Pha Ngan but their plans were devastated when a box jellyfish - the most venomous animal in the world - wrapped itself around Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in minutes. Rejecting the Thai authorities' attempt to label Sean's death as 'drunk drowning', Shannon accompanied his body home to his stunned family - a family to which she suddenly no longer belonged.Shattered, untethered and alone, Shannon set out on a journey to make sense of her loss. From contemplating the silence of Auschwitz to learning the rules for sitting shiva amid daily bombings in Israel, to finding humour and creativity in Sarajevo, a city still scarred by the recent war, Shannon charts a path through sorrow towards recovery. Traveling with Ghosts is a beautiful memorial to love and an intensely personal account of learning to live with grief. It is the story of a brave journey towards survival.
The Turning Tide
By Brooke Magnanti
Erykah Macdonald has a nice life, the kind you're supposed to want. But on her twentieth wedding anniversary, she's about to cross a line. Several hundred miles away in the shallow waters of a Hebridean island, a body is found and it's clear this is no accidental death.Erykah has to make an irreversible choice - she's used to living with secrets but there are far worse secrets about to emerge. From a morgue in the Highlands to the powerplays in Westminster, a net is tightening. And those that find themselves caught will kill to get out.Erykah must decide what she's capable of. She should be scared - but sometimes, crossing the line is the first step to freedom...
Truth Will Out
By A. D. Garrett
A mother and daughter are snatched on their drive home from a cinema. The crime has a number of chilling similarities to a cold case Professor Nick Fennimore had been lecturing on. Then Fennimore begins receiving taunting messages - is he being targeted by the kidnapper?Meanwhile, a photograph emailed from Paris could bring Fennimore closer to discovering the fate of Suzie, his own daughter, now missing for six years. He seeks help from his old friend, DCI Kate Simms, recently returned from the US. But Kate is soon blocked from the investigation... A mother and child's lives hang in the balance as Fennimore and Simms try to break through police bureaucracy to identify their abductor.Atmospheric, chilling, and full of suspense, the dynamic pairing of AD Garrett's acclaimed duo, Fennimore and Simms, delivers a pulse-pounding plot that will keep you guessing until the very end.
By Anita Ganeri
How many taste buds does the human tongue have? Why do some things taste good and some taste bad? Why is your tongue so long and bendy - and which other parts of the body help us to taste things? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of taste is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
Those Below: The Empty Throne Book 2
By Daniel Polansky
For centuries beyond counting, humanity has served the Others, god-like Eternals who rule from their cloud-capped mountain-city, building a civilization of unimagined beauty and unchecked viciousness.But all that is about to change. Bas Alyates, grizzled general of a thousand battles, has assembled a vast army with which to contend with the might of Those Above. Eudokia, Machiavellian matriarch and the power behind the Empty Throne, travels to the Roost, nominally to play peacemaker - but in fact to inspire the human population toward revolt. Deep in the dark byways of the mountain's lower tiers, the urchin Pyre leads a band of fanatical revolutionaries in acts of terrorism against their inhuman oppressors. Against them, Calla, handmaiden of the Eternals' king, fights desperately to stave off the rising tide of violence which threatens to destroy her beloved city.The story begun in Those Above comes to a stunning conclusion in this unforgettable battle for the hearts and minds of the human race, making The Empty Throne the most exciting epic fantasies of recent times.
By Tim Harris
Rainforests are one of the most amazing environments on Earth and many plants, people and animals have made rainforests their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in the dense jungle, whether they live on the forest floor or high up in the canopy, what they eat and how they are adapted to survive in this hot and humid place, and of course avoiding the variety of predators that live there. Read on to find out how they do it! Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Biomes explores six main habitats.
Telephones and Mobiles
By Tom Jackson
From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
The Talent Delusion
By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Teddy and Me
By Michael Savage
This four-color book, jam-packed with photographs of Teddy (oh, and Michael, too) tells the story of man and dog travelling through life together--even though Teddy only travels around San Francisco. In TEDDY AND ME, Savage describes how his lovable best friend makes every day brighter for a radio host who spends hours each day reporting on the bad news of the world. While Michael is on the on air, Teddy vigilantly watches and provides occasional commentary. Listeners of the show have heard about Teddy's exploits and insights over the years and will appreciate this witty book that features wisdom only man's best friend can share.
By Greg Crosby, Tonya K Lippert
Adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make even simple everyday tasks-like paying bills or getting groceries-extremely difficult. At the end of the day, you may feel unfocused, and life may seem unmanageable.However, this struggle isn't the result of an inability to pay attention, as is so widely believed. Studies now show that ADHD results from an inability to maintain attentiveness.Adults with adult ADHD can and often do focus on things they enjoy, but have trouble focusing on things that aren't as interesting to them. More and more, experts are acknowledging that, rather than a deficit of attention, ADHD is really about adjusting attention between hyperfocusing and underfocusing.Redefining ADHD draws on psychology, biology, neuroscience, sociology, and other disciplines to provide an innovative guide for learning how to better regulate your attention. Looking at ADHD through the framework of IPNB-a model that see's one's mind, brain, body, and relationships as intimately connected-you'll discover how to rewire your brain for better attention regulation and overall well-being.With the research-based exercises, tools, and techniques in this book, you'll learn how to effectively manage your attention so you can focus on what it is you need to do-and do it well.
Trinity Seven, Vol. 8
By Kenji Saitou, Akinari Nao
Lilith has been captured by her own father, the demon lord Abyss Trinity, and he's poised to annihilate Arata Kasuga and his companions. In the face of "Vanitas," the overwhelming power possessed by Abyss Trinity, their only hope is a secret weapon hidden within Sky Library - but the demon lord won't make things easy! Can Arata overcome this most dangerous opponent?
By Clive Cussler
The ninth gripping thriller in the world famous Dirk Pitt series, where the adventurer finds himself in a deadly battle against the darkest forces of international terrorism.'On behalf of a grateful nation I wish to thank you for this astonishing gift...'The President of the United States had reason to be grateful. Dirk Pitt had unearthed the greatest storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world: the Alexandria Library.The trail began in a lonely fjord in Greenland. It ended on the banks of the Rio Grande. In between Pitt had frustrated an assassination, rescued a hijacked liner, survived a deadly gun battle and halted an invasion.A gripping, action-packed story by a master of the craft.
A Time of Torment
By John Connolly
The Number One bestseller, now out in paperback.Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized.But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved, of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder.All in the name of the being they serve.All in the name of the Dead King.'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here' Independent'A consistently excellent series . . .a dizzying ride to hell and back' Sunday Herald'Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. Unique and rewarding' Maxim Jakubowski
This Is How It Always Is: 'Made me laugh, made me cry' Liane Moriarty
By Laurie Frankel
'A very special book about a family with a secret. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.' Liane Moriarty, No. 1 bestselling author of THE HUSBAND'S SECRETLaurie Frankel's THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS the 'fascinating story of a thoroughly modern family and the giant, multifaceted love that binds them... Sparkles with wit and wisdom' (Maria Semple). Perfect for readers of WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES and THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY. This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated.This is how children change...and then change the world.This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes.Laurie Frankel's THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever.'An intelligent, life-affirming, emotionally charged story' Prima
By Lizzie Mary Cullen
In this unique colouring book for adults, Lizzie Mary Cullen takes you on a cultural exploration of the United Kingdom. Trace your pencil through iconic urban spaces, elegant patterns, peaceful countryside landscapes and elaborate London scenes as part of an immersive journey through British heritage. Get ready to gild, decorate and bring to life exquisite details of British life, both historic and modern. Over 80 of the most poignant and definitive British proverbs provide the inspiration and an enchanting background to Lizzie's unforgettable illustrations. Through colouring in you will reveal hidden objects that allude to the proverbs as you lose yourself to the pleasure of discovering the beauty of all things English. Lizzie's unique style rooted in pyschogeography and urban cartography has resulted in lavish interpretations and new perspectives on iconic images, but never clichéd so that you are free to interpret the work in your own colouring style. Whether you are a fan of Lizzie's previous books, Magical Cities and Magical Christmas, a student or a teacher of the English language, or simply looking for art therapy or a digital detox, you'll enjoy the originality and beauty of this colouring book. And with thick, sumptuous paper as your canvas, you'll no doubt want to showcase your artwork as a beautiful coffee table book or framed images for your wall once you've completed your journey. This colouring book is the third title in a brand-new colouring book series celebrating the uniqueness and beauty of world cultures through their landscapes and décor. Go beyond colouring in... They say a picture is worth a 1000 words... Colouring in promotes focus and mindfulness. Through completing the carefully constructed and researched images, you will gain insights into British life, learn about the places, the art and architecture, the relics, the regions, and even the language. Proverbs are like windows into a culture, encapsulating its cultural knowledge and values. Each hidden object alludes to the proverb, giving you a memory hook for remembering it. With a Bilingual glossary in back, you will pick up the language at the heart of British culture. An index references the specific details of each image.
Ten Little Pirates
By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Join ten little pirates for a rhyming, counting adventure in this bestselling, multi-award-winning picture book. Now in a chunky board book format, perfect for little hands to hold.Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane... and a giant squid... and a HUNGRY SHARK?This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humorous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.'Guardian
The Time to Kill
By Mason Cross
'One of the best new series characters since Jack Reacher' Lisa Gardner THEY TAUGHT HIM TO KILL. NOW THEY WANT HIM DEAD.It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone.But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing - something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He's been evading them for years, but finally they've picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don't want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there's anyone who can find him - and kill him - it's them.It's time for Carter Blake to up his game. High-stakes action, blistering tension and a deadly game of cat and mouse, THE TIME TO KILL is the must-read new thriller from Mason Cross.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about tundra biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.
This is Now
By Ciara Geraghty
An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people. Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes.Afterwards . . .The first thing Martha thinks about is having a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. Of someone she didn't think she'd ever see again.Roman, a fourteen-year-old Polish immigrant, is on the run. From the police. From Jimmy and his gang. He understands now, what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place.Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories in Dresden are insistent visitors.And for Cillian, a police detective, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he'd had. All he'd lost.Each of the four is running from the moments that brought them here. To a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known.A place called now.
This is Now
By Ciara Geraghty
An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people: Cillian, a police detective,Martha, the woman he thought was the life of his life,Tobias, who came to Ireland after WWII and now lies in a coma, shot in the bank robbery,Roman, the young Polish teenager who is suspected of pulling the triggerand his mother Rosa, the cleaner, who dreamed of a better life for herself and her son . . . . . . and things will never be ordinary again.Ciara Geraghty's writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry. She combines tangled human relationships with humour, romance and warmth to create something truly special.