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Surrender yourself to the new hypnotic spell of the Demon Headmaster, with new kids, a new school, and a new thrilling scheme for world domination. Fast paced and action packed adventure, written by the award-winning Gillian Cross. Resistance is not an option. Lovereading Review to follow.
One of the great characters of children’s books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the head’s paranormal powers and to break his dictatorship. From the very first day at her new school, Dinah can see that something is horribly wrong. The children are strangely neat and well-behaved and they even work during break. What's going on? How can she find out the truth? And what is the secret of the Headmaster's control? A brilliant spooky series for readers aged eight upwards who relish stories with intriguing plots and sharply contrasting characters.
July 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2017 Award-winning David Solomons’ hero Luke is back for a sizzling new adventure and this time he has acquired Stellar, a super-powered twin from another dimension. If a twin sounds like fun, think again. Stellar is super-cool with super-hero hair and rocket-powered shoes and Luke finds him exceptionally irritating. And he is sure he is up to no good. After all, Luke reasons, why would he travel out of his own dimension and across space if he didn’t have an evil plan? Luke’s schemes to bring down his evil twin are hilarious and predictably imaginative. ~ Julia Eccleshare The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “My Brother is a Superhero set the bar high, but this third in the quartet does not fall short – it’s just as crammed with laughs, adventure, wit and emotional depth. And Serge. Magnifique!” Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2017 What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks My Evil Twin is a Supervillain by David Solomons
Bushcraft: Survival Skills is a guide for children about how to explore and enjoy the great outdoors safely. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
Bestselling Andy McNab and award-winning Phil Earle join forces for the very first time, and the results are hilarious! Danny Mack's mates are brilliant: there's his best mate Giraffles (yeh, you read that right), so-called because of his unusually long neck; the MandM twins (you got it - like the chocolate) who are always finishing each other's sentences; and Lucky Success, who, well I reckon you can guess how he got his name. They're the best mates a kid could ask for, and when an epic school trip is announced, they're all properly made up about it. Because school trips are just an excuse to have a big laugh with your mates, right? Erm, WRONG. Let's just say that this is a school trip like no other, and Danny, Giraffles, Lucky and the MandMs have got a real challenge on their hands. Will they make it through? If Danny has anything to do with it, you bet they will! Brilliantly illustrated by Robin Boyden, illustrator of David Solomon's My Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a Jar, and full of laughs and a lot of heart, Get Me Out of Here! is without a doubt the book of the year.
My dad says we're going on a holiday that will be unforgettable. It may well be - but not for the reasons he thinks. I'm going to be crammed into an ugly old van with three infuriating brothers, and driven around Europe by a dad who doesn't think things through and a mum who doesn't stop him. This had better be a once-in-a-lifetime holiday - there's no way I'm doing it twice! Join budding writer Izzy as the Travises set out looking for adventure, and instead find what it means to be a family. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, 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.
When Michael Wilson keeps hearing an unusual sound at night, he calls on his friends Liv and Leo to help him to work out what's causing it. The three young neighbours, known as the Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street, build a tool to amplify the sound, and they soon discover that an empty neighbouring house is actually occupied. Will the Mysterious Makers put an end to the troubling noise once and for all? Readers can become makers themselves by following included instructions to re-create the tools the Shaker Street kids use to solve the mystery, while a glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts make this a great addition for libraries.
Ten-year-old Michael Wilson notices that strange things are happening at old Mrs Vernon's house, just two down from his Shaker Street home. Crates are going in and out of the house all night long, and Mrs Vernon, a curator at an art museum, has wet paint in her garden of all places. Can Michael and his friends Liv and Leo put their maker skills to work and create some gadgets to figure out what the odd old woman is up to? After the mystery's solved, readers can re-create the Mysterious Makers' tools with included instructions, and a glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts offer reading support.
Shaker Street residents are finding holes all over their gardens. Are animals to blame? Are aliens?! Michael, Liv and Leo-the Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street-decide to investigate what's behind all the destroyed landscapes. After gathering some clues, the makers put their creativity and building know-how to work with a homemade metal detector. Will the makers' latest projects lead them to a space ship or a sinister neighbour? A glossary and reader questions provide support to the young reader, and when the story's over, readers can become makers themselves by re-creating the gadgets with instructions included at the end of the book.
Jamie Jones isn't very good at gardening. But as a Galaxy Defender, his next secret mission is to protect intergalactic vegetables from The Crow! Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
Unlike superheroes, real heroes don't have special powers! Real Heroes is a biography of three people who became heroes by standing up for their beliefs Emily Davison, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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