Anne Fine is a superb writer and knows just how to turn the psychological screw. Highly readable, the stories will deliver their chills on each re-reading too. Lovereading Comment to follow. Noah Scape geddit? He decides there should be more people like him, and suddenly, bizarrely, each day the number of Noahs doubles, from one to two, to four, to eight and so on. Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But when Seaburn football team meet their rivals, Jud finally has the chance to step in as goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge?
A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period. Mia feels trapped in the wrong story.
She wants to leave the foster home and get back to her own home and her mum. Cherry Green helps all the children by introducing them to the stories in which they can play big parts and, in doing so, find out some important truths about themselves. The adventure that follows sees him camping overnight on a haunted plain, scene of a deadly battle, fighting off assassins, and facing an enormous dragon.go site
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Will he get to ride off into the sunset for a happy ending? How do you see off the school bully? A farm boy himself he is quite at home with the big bully Olly and he dares Darren to come up close too. A gripping story with a surprising ending. Narrowly escaping the same fate, Maglos must leave his home and travel the land with two strangers.
Tony Bradman brings the Bronze Age and its people vividly to life, and Maglos is an intriguing and appealing central character.
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Jackie Morris recognises perfectly the deep-seated importance to every one of us of wild creatures and wild landscapes, and this is a book to treasure. Powerfully told, The First Hunter captures the harsh world of early hunters who survive by stealing the meat that the big cats kill.
But can they develop a skill of their own which will enable them to hunt like the cats rather than steal like the jackals? How the group must learn from Wid, the simplest of them all, who comes up with the idea is touchingly told. In urgent, staccato prose Robert Swindells transports readers back to the Stone Age for a gripping story of early hunters. Meres gives almost-eleven-year old Darren a very authentic voice, and his diary extracts are broken up at regular intervals by lists and fun facts, making this very accessible.
A fun and satisfying story to make reading rock! It also teaches that being kind and generous, and accepting of other people, leads to happiness. Ashamed of her appearance Alice hides from the world, living a lonely life until her friend Daisy shows her another way.
When Alice starts to make friends with others, people willing to accept her the way she is, her life changes. The story is simply but beautifully told, and illustrations by award-winner Gary Blythe make this little book very special. Greg is at football camp but finding it hard to apply himself, in fact he wants to quit. A rousing story that describes the heroism demonstrated by so many in the last war to inspire young readers.
The ending will leave readers on tenterhooks for the next part in the series too. Described by publisher Barrington Stoke as super readable, this definitely meets that description.
Young Jatinder is at a football camp located next to an old airfield used by pilots in World War One. Based on the true stories of three airmen - Indian, American and German — this gives readers a sense of what bravery really entails, and puts the spotlight on the extraordinary Malik, the first ever Sikh pilot to fly a plane of war. Click here to read more. It nearly ends in disaster when a frightened Blue Moon runs away.
Full of drama, excitement and heartfelt emotion, this is a perfect story for girls who love horses. Beautiful illustrations by Gary Blythe make it even more special. Economically told, this is a powerful story that raises issues of courage and responsibility. When the family embark on a camping holiday in a remote but beautiful bit of Scotland, McTavish needs all his cleverness and patience to show them how to relax and properly enjoy themselves.
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McTavish is an irresistible character, his gentle guiding of the Peacheys is very funny indeed, and this beautifully story will leave all readers smiling. A clever, funny and extremely stylish novella, and a wonderful bit of domestic satire. When his mum talks to Seth about his father, who could also see ghosts, Seth finds the courage to do what has to be done. Number three in a series, it can be read as a stand-alone and, in Barrington Stoke style, has been written so that all readers can enjoy it.
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Now I am obsessed with history. One thing I always say to children who ask me for advice on becoming an author, is to write about what they are passionate about. The local lord offers him a bagful of gold to go and retrieve a crown from an island in the middle of the alarmingly — but accurately — named Lake of Skulls. The story involves much fighting, most of it underhand, encounters with some really nasty supernatural creatures, and an awful lot of double-crossing. A different take on the football story, this is fun and easy to read, and the banter between George and her mates is top division stuff.
But can he win over Miss Vowel, who seems to care more for her growing collection of school pets than any of her pupils? As the horror of that is sinking in, the situation gets even more frightening and he meets a dangerous girl who is able to control others with her thoughts.
If anyone moves we shoot! Junior plumber Alex is in the cramped roof space of the Town Hall examining its water pipes when armed men storm the building and take everyone in it hostage, including her dad. Great stuff for anyone who dreams of being a hero, told with a punchy brevity.
Comic style illustrations add to the entertainment value. Buy that outsize sweater! Interest Age Reading Age 8 This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8. Scott knows that playing Virtual Kombat will put his life in danger, but the only way to destroy the game is from the inside, and he really wants to avenge the death of his friend.
Chris Bradford is an expert at keeping the tension high and this is page-turning, super-readable adventure. February Book of the Month The story of a young man and the special relationship he forms with the lollipop man who once saved his life, Zebra Crossing Soul Song is an original and touching coming of age story, full of insight and set to a playlist of songs that will have all readers swaying in time to its music. Scattered with song lyrics, and seeded with truths, this memorable and absorbing story moved me to tears.
Of course not! The fight back offers everything you would expect from this author and this series, nail-biting scenes and confrontations, and the triumph of teamwork and good over evil. Evacuees Bill and his sister have returned to London from the countryside, much to his anger, arriving home just as the Blitz begins. Nights are spent cowering in the shelter, before they emerge into a frightening world of rubble and destruction.
Chris Priestley knows just how to tell horror stories and this super-readable novella will have readers checking nervously over their shoulder in the dark.
It opens with a scene in which a young rook is attacked by a larger bird.