No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Browse audiobooks narrated by Lisa Renee Pitts, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us
From TV stars Tia and Tamera Mowry comes the thrilling conclusion to their middle grade series, Twintuition! In this fourth and final book, tween twins Cassie and Caitlyn Waters are excited to be returning to their hometown, San Antonio, on a class trip. But as they reach their destination, trouble finds them as quickly as a vision, and one of their friends soon disappears. Using their Sight and their street smarts to try and save the day, the twins also begin to see things they didn't expect-a man in captivity who looks exactly like their father's pictures. Could he really be alive? And can they use the clues they see to save him before it's too late?Show more
Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, this girl-powered fantasy follows a smart young princess determined to save her kingdom. Princess Sofia of Drachenburg is sick of being used for her older sister's political gains. At twelve years old, she's already been a hostage to invading dragons and promised to marry a wicked fairy. Now she's being sent to far-off Villene to play the part of a charming, diplomatic princess. Her only comfort lies in writing letters to her pen pal and best friend--Jasper, a young dragon she's never even met. But when an accident leads to her exile from Villene, Sofia is free to wander as she pleases for the first time in her life. And when Jasper's magical sister Aventurine turns him into a human boy, Sofia thinks life can't get any better. Until . . . the legendary ice giants of the north attack, trying to reclaim the territory that was theirs centuries ago. With the dragons and royals frozen in ice, can Sofia and Jasper save their families and kingdom? With another strong heroine and plenty of action, this is an enchanting and strong-hearted fantasy set in the same world as The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Girl with the Dragon Heart.Show more
This powerful collection of short stories, essays, and poems is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist and advocates for change. Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators--including Renee Watson (Piecing Me Together), Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor's Tale)--engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity and self-esteem. Featuring stories filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in partnership with Just Us Books, a black-owned children's publishing company that's been in operation for over 30 years. Just Us Books continues its mission grounded in the same belief that helped launch the company: Good books make a difference. So, let's talk. Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Sharon Dennis Wyeth This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of sources and notes from the authors. 'The go-to book for talking to kids about race and privilege. Thoughtful. Thought-provoking. A must-read for every family.' -Ellen Oh, editor of Flying Lessons & Other Stories and cofounder of We Need Diverse Books 'The ingredients are all here. May this magnificent collection inspire us to move from dialogue to deep action.' -Kirkus, Starred ReviewShow more
IDENTICAL TWINS CASSIE AND CAITLYN Waters may be able to see into the future, but they never anticipated how much their lives would change on their twelfth birthday. Their visions are getting stronger, their social studies teacher suspects they have special powers, and the grandmother they just found out about is in town to teach them how to better control what they foresee. While the girls devote their afternoons to strengthening their Sight, their days are spent competing in a class-wide game of Truth or Dare. But as the game goes on, the ideas get wilder and crazier . . . and even a little dangerous, too. When a vision shows the girls' friend getting hurt, Cassie and Caitlyn know that they're the only ones who can prevent it. They need to figure out what will happen before it's too late, but with their teacher waiting to catch them midvision, they're not sure they can risk looking into the future again. Can Cassie and Caitlyn dare to put the pieces together in time? Or will helping their friend mean that the truth will come out?Show more
From actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry comes Double Trouble, the second book in their Twintuition series about the super-specialand sometimes supernaturalbond between sisters! IDENTICAL TWINS CASSIE AND CAITLYN Waters have finally adjusted to life in the small town of Aura, Texas, but theyre still not used to seeing visions of the future. And their Sight is only getting stronger as their twelfth birthday nears! But even with this new gift, neither girl could have predicted what the mysterious package they received would containa connection to the father they know nothing about and the grandmother they never knew they had. Why hasnt their mom told them anything about their dad? What reason could she have for keeping the girls away from his side of the family? And does it have anything to do with the Sight? As the twins struggle to discover more about their own history, they distract themselves by planning their birthday party. Their visions of the big event promise a lot of fun aheadalong with a big fiasco. Cassie and Caitlyn must work together to keep everything running smoothly so their birthday can stay on track!Show more
CASSIE AND CAITLYN WATERS may be identical twins, but everything else about them is completely different. The only thing they can agree on is that neither of them is happy that they have to move to middle-ofnowhere Aura, Texas. Caitlyn tries to put a positive spin on getting a fresh start, but Cassies busy plotting how to convince their mom they should move back to the big city as quickly as possible. But being the new kids isnt their only challenge. As the girls birthday nears, they start experiencing strange visionsand what they see starts coming true! Caitlyn and Cassie first use this new sight for their own fun, but when they each see something serious, the twins must work together to change the future before it can happen.Show more
Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. This collection includes the following: - Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” - George Washington, Farewell Address - Red Jacket, “We Never Quarrel about Religion” - Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” - Sojourner Truth, “I Am a Woman’s Rights” - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address - Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” - Lou Gehrig, “Farewell to Baseball” - Langston Hughes, “On the Blacklist All Our Lives” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “We Choose to Go to the Moon” - Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” - Fannie Lou Hamer, “I Question America” - Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts. Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Show more
Carrie has been a kitchen slave in Sam Fraunces' tavern in New York City for as long as she can remember. But after she narrowly escapes a kidnapper, Carrie becomes more curious about her mysterious past. After all, she doesn't even know her own last name. When her friend Dan Arabus comes to town, he talks about his dream of buying his mother's freedom with the Continental notes his father left him. Deciding to help Dan discover how much the notes are worth, Carrie finds herself eavesdropping on Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and President Washington himself. What's more, Carrie also stumbles upon the startling truth about her own family.Show more
Drawn from personal diaries, Warriors Don't Cry is the riveting true story of Melba Beals's experience as one of the first nine black teenagers chosen to integrate the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957.Show more
Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.