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Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following the death of his guardian, Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6 and so finds himself off on some seriously hair raising missions in which he faces terrible danger and the real risk of death. In the second in the series, PointBlanc he is taken from his own school and sent to infiltrate the mysterious Point Blanc Academy. Can he uncover the horrible secret behind what is going on? Alex Rider is a perfect hero. ~ Julia Eccleshare
In this stylish re-issue, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant, international publication of Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel, the whole graphic novel series has gained wide recognition among reviewers, fans and literacy experts. Recent government initiatives encourage us to examine the reading habits of boys - with literacy levels among children in the UK lower than ever. This is a series of books that may offer an accessible and compelling alternative for otherwise reluctant readers.
A stylish new edition of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Alex Rider's third thrilling mission. Divided into the action-packed spreads of this graphic format, Alex Rider, the boy recruited by M16, is back for an exciting adventure set in Cuba. The dangers and challenges as well as the heroic actions Alex must take to keep himself safe are all excellently chronicled in both words and pictures. ~ Julia Eccleshare
A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's very first mission. Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following the death of his guardian, Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6 and so finds himself off on some seriously hair raising missions in which he faces terrible danger and the real risk of death. In Stormbreaker, the first in the series, he pits his wits against a sinister organisation run by arch crook Darrius Sayle. Alex Rider is a perfect hero. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Laugh-out-loud wacky adventures in the world's MOST AWESOME treehouse story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations. It is the third instalment in an hilarious and highly illustrated Treehouse series will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants and Barry Loser.
One of our Books of the Year 2015 The World’s Best Treehouse just got BETTER! Crazy, inventive, imaginative and mischievous Aussie writing duo, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton tickled many a kid with their hilarious creation of The 13-Storey Tree House, where anything is possible. Terry and Andy have so much fun in their ideal treehouse, they never get any work done. Well now they're doomed, because they’ve just added 13 more storeys. Get your climbing shoes on and come on up to The 26-Storey Treehouse! Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and Barry Loser. Packed with hilarious cartoons and zany text, this book will leave readers in stitches and begging for more.
Eyebrow-raisingly, heart-stoppingly pacey adventures starring the boy every would-be teen superhero wants to be, the Alex Rider books are now available as stylish graphic novels. The medium is perfect for these adrenaline-filled stories and, in the hands of some of the best comics artists of the day, the book looks terrific. The whole story is compressed into 176 colourful pages, action conveyed entirely through the illustrations and speech-bubble dialogue and it has all the excitement and thrill of the novel – the shock ending will leave readers gaping! Great stuff for fans of Alex Rider old and new, and a super accessible version of an excellent children’s book. ~ Andrea Reece
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It’s a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be created! The guys are full of crazy and inventive ideas some of which have very unexpected and disastrous results. When Andy and Terry aren’t having fun in their tree house doing terrible things like turning their neighbour’s cat into a canary they are meant to be writing a book! The jokes about the book being created within a book are good. ~ Julia Eccleshare
El Deafo is a funny, deeply honest graphic novel memoir for middle graders. It chronicles the author's hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with a powerful and very awkward hearing aid called the Phonic Ear. It gives her the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her, Phonic Ear and all. Finally, she is able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become El Deafo, Listener for All. And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts Meet some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women! What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality?Why did Ghengis Khan become obsessed with world domination?Which scientist is still radioactive, almost 100 years after her death?To find out, join Adam Murphy on Corpse Talk, the show that brings the dead famous to life!
Oh what fun! Henry races home to start his new library book, but as he starts to read he suddenly disappears into the story. You find yourself entering Henry's book alongside him, where, with magic on the loose, Henry soon discovers that he’s in the middle of a zoo breakout. Before the two stories merge, different fonts help keep them separate. Brian, the rather wonderful snake, has his own font too and demands that Henry helps the animals. The simple black and grey illustrations sit alongside and add to the story. London-based children’s author Karen Inglis has made a name for herself with teachers, reading charities and librarians for producing fun and fast-paced stories that get the most reluctant of readers turning the pages. Amusing and just a little bit scary, this is an enchanting and adventurous read.
Told almost entirely in pictures – strip cartoons and some larger scale illustrations - with only a small amount of text in speech and captions, this is a powerfully moving story which captures the loneliness of being an outsider. Without preaching or spelling it out, it also presents an unusual and heart-warming way that such an experience can be resolved. The almost-teenager narrator once had friends; now the other girls’ gossip and giggle about her and write nasty things about her weight on the wall. Consumed with self-loathing she finds solace in Jane Eyre, another unhappy character but one for whom there is a resolution. But the appearance of a fox on a school trip to the countryside changes everything. As does the arrival of a new friend. A quiet book with a strong story that makes a lasting impact.