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Sufiya Ahmed - Author

About the Author

Sufiya Ahmedwas born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, before moving to London where she still lives. Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children. She wrote this book about a kind-hearted bandari and a silly old magarmach after listening to her mother's tales about the Indian jungle. 

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Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

Author: Sufiya Ahmed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2022

My Story: Princess Sophia Duleep Singh - the thrilling story of the princess and suffragette. Born in Britain to Indian and Egyptian parents, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was a prominent suffragette and campaigned for the women's right to vote. Explore Sophia's incredible life with My Story. Perfect for any child wanting to learn more about history's untold stories Great background reading for Key Stage 2 & 3 My Story: exciting stories with reliable and accurate historical detail Experience history first-hand with My Story.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 11: Here to Stay

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 11: Here to Stay

Author: Sufiya Ahmed Illustrator: Jen Khatun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

Grand-papa is moving in and Mina's family is preparing for things to change at home. Mina is keen to do her bit to help - he is very old and surely needs looking after. But, when Grand-papa doesn't behave as Mina expects, she starts to think that she may have been wrong ... Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful fiction and non-fiction with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top authors and developed with Literacy expert Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support children's personal development and wellbeing. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to books with the right depth and complexity, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to Relationships Education and support literacy skills.

Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan

Author: Sufiya Ahmed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

My Story: Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan is the thrilling story of British-Indian World War Two heroine, Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan. It's 1940 and hundreds of families are being forced to flee Nazi-occupied France. Noor refuses to stand by while Nazi forces invade her home and terrorise her people, so she travels to England and signs up to join the war efforts, despite her mother's wishes. It isn't long before her talents are noticed and she is chosen by Winston Churchill to sneak back into France as an undercover agent. Noor returns home - but this time, as a secret agent... Can Noor keep her true identity hidden, report her findings back to London and help the Allies win the war? Perfect for any child wanting to learn more about history's untold stories Great background reading for Key Stage 2 & 3 My Story: exciting stories with reliable and accurate historical detail Experience history first-hand with My Story.

Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes With an introduction by David Solomons

Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes With an introduction by David Solomons

Author: Sufiya Ahmed, Yvonne Battle-Felton, Sarwat Chadda, Maisie Chan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . . Join six larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales. Meet tricksters, fighters, shape-shifters and even people who save the day with just the power of speech. Anansi the Spider-Man Loki and the Magical Hammer Hanuman, Demon Fighter Inanna in the Underworld Shahrazad the Storyteller The Legend of Hua Mulan Perfect for bedtime, to read aloud or enjoy alone, these thrilling tales breathe marvellous life into ancient tales. Includes a special introduction from award-winning author David Solomons.

Secrets of the Henna Girl

Secrets of the Henna Girl

Author: Sufiya Ahmed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Sufiya Ahmed has recently written for the bestselling non-fiction anthology IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BURQA. Read her debut YA novel now! Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good . . . Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results . . . and dreaming of the day she'll meet her one true love. Except her parents have other plans. In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba's world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable - and forced - duty to protect her father's honour. But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?

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