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There are many reasons why Tansy dreads Aunt Emma coming to visit. She's rude, she's boring, and Tansy has to give up her room so Aunt Emma can sleep there. And every year Dad makes Tansy promise to be nice - even when Aunt Emma is awful. But this year, when Tansy is left alone with Aunt Emma, she decides she's going to be the nicest she's every been - so sickly sweet that it'll drive Aunt Emma crazy! Let the games begin ... Kindness is key in this funny new family drama from perennial bestseller and award-winning author Anne Fine.
Young puzzlers can put their maths skills to the test with this brain-boosting activity book, inspired code-cracking hero Alan Turing. Published in association with the Turing Trust, this illustrated full-colour puzzle book has been specially designed to intrigue, challenge, and inspire young readers. Alan Turing appears as a character in the book, popping up with extra number problems or secret codes to challenge readers to think a little bit harder. Includes: * Mathematical mazes * Pattern recognition puzzles * Times tables-themed games * Clever counting conundrums. Supporting STEM learning and curriculum learning, these activities invent new ways to aid math learning outside the classroom. Guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment for children aged 7+. Sales of this book support the work of The Turing Trust, the charity set up by Alan's family in his memory to provide much-needed computers to schools in Africa, thereby celebrating his legacy in computer development.
Join two best friends as history is made in 1585. When Nell and Kat - who work in rivalling courts - meet by chance, an unlikely friendship blossoms. But tensions are high and the rivalry between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots is at breaking point... Can Nell and Kat keep their friendship alive and trust one another, even when so many of those around them are losing their heads? Packed with fascinating historical details and fantastic black-and-white line illustrations throughout!
Can Dot and Dash's friendship survive when tragedy strikes? William, known as Dash to his best friend Dot, has been exploring the exciting new world of radio communication. Dorothy, known as Dot to her best friend Dash, loves learning new languages and dreams of exploring the world. When the best friends' families decide to leave their lives in Cornwall in hopes of a new start in New York, Dash sets sail first. The friends ready their radios, hoping to message one another until they are reunited. Their messages sail back and forth until Dot embarks on her own journey of a lifetime aboard RMS Titanic. But the maiden voyage doesn't go to plan and Dot's dreams of adventure turn into a nightmare. Join two best friends as history is made in 1912.
Marcus comes across a magic wand at a jumble sale, but he doesn't believe it has any magic in it. Soon after he starts making wishes and they each to come true, until he breaks his mum's favourite vase. Perhaps Marcus has discovered that real magic doesn't lie in the wand, after all. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Join two best friends as history is made in 1941. Teddy and Harriet have been joined at the hip for as long as they can remember - but then the WAR started. Teddy is EVACUATED all the way across the ocean to the United States and Harriet is left in London to face the BLITZ! The pair promise to write to each other as often as they can, but soon Teddy is swept up in his new life, while Harriet feels lonely and frightened whenever the sirens begin to howl... Commemorating eighty years since the start of World War Two, My Best Friend the Evacuee is an exciting read for children aged 6+, packed with fascinating historical details.
1913. Mary and Christine have different views about Votes for Women , but that doesn't stop them from becoming penfriends. In their letters, the girls try to make sense of the suffragettes, from smashing windows to blowing up golf courses. Then Christine's cousin sneaks out one night, and the fight for the vote is on the girls' doorsteps.
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