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Chris Chalik - Illustrator

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Wicked Stepsister

Wicked Stepsister

Author: David Demaret, Gina (Editor) Kammer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Syah Walker is in an all-out war with her stepsister, Keelah. Keelah is jealous of all the attention Syah receives for her MindLink skills as a peer counsellor at Emdaria North Secondary School. After Keelah tricks Syah into missing a counselling session, Syah retaliates, and the pranks turn cruel. The two girls are soon forced into a MindLink session and ordered to work out their differences. Inside Keelah's mind, Syah must journey through a fairytale-like mindscape to find her stepsister inside a castle fortress. She is helped along the way by several fantastic creatures. But Keelah herself has been transformed into a terrible dragon by her own jealousy and hate. To help her raging stepsister return to normal, Syah has to rely on her counselling skills. She tells Keelah how much she admires her imagination, artistic talents and creativity. Despite their differences, Syah and Keelah are able to reconcile, better understand one another and strengthen their bond as sisters. This exciting adventure will capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the pages to follow Syah's latest jouney inside the mind.

Reject Rebound

Reject Rebound

Author: David Demaret, Gina (Editor) Kammer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Syah Walker wants to show the school counsellor at Emdaria NorthSecondary School that she can handle more difficult counselling cases. However, Syah gets a harder case than she expects in Year 8 pupil Nali. Nali takes rejection hard after being dropped from her beloved magnoball team. Losing the sport, and her best friend, is like losing part of herself. When Syah enters Nali's mindscape, she finds it flooded with Nali's feelings of betrayal and grief, as well as monstrous mental constructs that pursue the girls without mercy. As they battle the monsters together, Syah realizes that Nali's athletic skills might translate to a new sporting interest, and a new sense of her true self. Back in the physical world, Nali discovers new meaning by joining the martial arts club. It isn't exactly magnoball, but the new sport helps her learn to move on, make new friends and maybe reconnect with some old friends as well. This exciting eBook adventure will capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the pages to follow Syah's latest jouney inside the mind.

Dream Monsters

Dream Monsters

Author: David Demaret, Gina (Editor) Kammer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

When Syah Walker befriends Aman, the new boy at school, she isn't fooled by his laid-back and carefree attitude. Her experience as the peer counsellor at Emdaria North Secondary School tells her that not everything is right with Aman. When he has a sudden panic attack, Syah joins him in an emergency MindLink session. When she Drifts into Aman's mind, she discovers that he suffers from a serious anxiety disorder and an underlying fear of failure. In the chaos of Aman's mindscape, Syah encounters his mental constructs of deceitful secret societies and steam-powered monsters, which separate them before she can truly help Aman. The MindLink session quickly tests Syah's own mental strength as she tries to free both Aman and herself from his inner demons, and to help him overcome his fear of failure. This exciting adventure will capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the pages to follow Syah's latest journey inside the mind.

Enemy Mind

Enemy Mind

Author: David Demaret, Gina (Editor) Kammer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Syah Walker feels that she's the best Drifter ever. With the help of the MindLink machine at Emdaria North Secondary School, she goes into the minds of other students and helps them battle mental monsters to overcome their inner struggles. But Syah isn't always as successful dealing with people in the real world. When her best friend starts getting bullied at school, she completely misses the signs. Then when she tries to make things right by MindLinking with her friend's enemy without permission, things go terribly wrong. Syah finds herself outmatched and trapped inside the enemy's mind. But the experience teaches Syah what her friend is going through, and gives her the confidence to stand up to the bully and help her friend in the real world. This exciting adventure will capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the pages to follow Syah's latest jouney inside the mind.

Balancing Act Band 18/Pearl

Balancing Act Band 18/Pearl

Author: Ali Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2014

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: * Curriculum links:

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