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Silver World

Silver World

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Millions huddle in Coldharbour, waiting for the huge and terrifying Roar. Milo, the silver child, is the first line of the Earth's defence. Under his wings, Helen probes the Roar's mind, while the twins, Emily and Freda, struggle to free the mysterious Protector. Walter's task is the hardest of all - keeping the others alive for long enough to find a weapon to defeat the Roar. Only Thomas can release that weapon - if he can finally discover the true purpose of his remarkable gift. But a second enemy is also ranged against them. As the Roar approaches from space, her firstborn, Carnac, is crawling from the depths of the Earth. Only a small number of children, the drill-handed Unearthers, led by Tanni, stand in his way. With the appearance of Cliff McNish's debut fantasy novel The Doomspell, The Bookseller immediately hailed him as 'a great new voice in writing for children.' His ghost story Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children's novels of all time.

Silver City

Silver City

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

From the desolate reaches of space, the Roar has smelled the children of Earth and her hunger knows no bounds. Children from all over the world are rushing to Coldharbour. Here, Milo, a silver boy the size of cities, has emerged as the first great defender against the Roar. But where will the second generation come from? Six special children hold the key, but their strength is dwindling. Thomas is shocked by his discovery of the eerie Unearthers. The twins are drawn irresistibly to the ocean, compelled to dive deep. Walter, the giant, must face a terrifying trial of strength, while Helen, searching for the secret of the strange little girl, Jenny, enters the mind of the Roar itself. The lines for battle are drawn. With the appearance of Cliff McNish's debut fantasy novel The Doomspell, The Bookseller immediately hailed him as 'a great new voice in writing for children.' His ghost story Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children's novels of all time.

The Silver Child

The Silver Child

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Six children leave home and are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland of wind, rats, gulls and rubbish. Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast. Drawing ever closer in a maelstrom of fury is the Roar, something vast and dreadful that wants to destroy them. With the appearance of Cliff McNish's debut fantasy novel The Doomspell, The Bookseller immediately hailed him as 'a great new voice in writing for children.' His ghost story Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children's novels of all time.

The Scent of Magic

The Scent of Magic

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Rachel and her brother Eric are extraordinary. She is a spell-maker, able to fly, take any shape, see far and wide with her many-coloured eyes. He is a destroyer of spells. On the planet Ool, home of the Witches, the high Witch Heebra wants Rachel and Eric crushed, and her old adversaries the Wizards slayed. A party of Witches is dispatched to Earth to locate the thousands of children who have powers like Rachel's, and turn them into a ferocious army. Rachel, in search of the children, finds their magic at work across the world. In Africa she encounters the infant Yemi, whose gifts transcend all others. In Chile she meets the menacing Heiki, a girl who will perform any evil to win the approval of the Witches. And in the frozen wastes of the Arctic she and Eric engage in a desperate struggle for the hearts and minds of all children. Cliff McNish has written numerous novels for teenagers and children. His debut fantasy series - The Doomspell Trilogy - hailed him as a 'great new voice in writing for children' (The Bookseller), and has been published in twenty-six languages worldwide. His multiple-award winning Breathe: A Ghost Story was voted in May 2013 as one of the top 100 adult and children's novels of all time by The Schools Network of British Librarians.

The Doomspell

The Doomspell

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

In a blaze of light, rush of wind and scrabble of claws, Rachel and Eric are ripped through the wall and hurtled on to another world. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch. But this time the Witch has met her match. Rachel discovers that she has extraordinary gifts: she can transform herself into a feather, or fly on an owl's back, just as the Witch can. The Witch is excited she has found someone to use for her own evil purposes. But for the Witch's victims, Rachel is their only hope. With the appearance of Cliff McNish's debut fantasy novel The Doomspell, The Bookseller immediately hailed him as 'a great new voice in writing for children.' His ghost story Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children's novels of all time.

The Wizard's Promise

The Wizard's Promise

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

The magic of all children has been released. Throughout the skies of Earth they swoop, crossing continents, changing shape, diving to the ocean depths and playing the deadly new spell-games. Rachel bides her time, watching the skies for what she knows will happen - the invasion of the Witches. But when it comes it is not in the way anyone expects, and there is also a new enemy - the huge, terrifying Gridda-breed. To confront them will require all of Rachel's and her brother Eric's skill and courage, as they embark on a journey that takes them to Ool, home of the Witches - a world where mountains move and breathe, the sun never pierces the clouds and the snows are alive.

Breathe: A Ghost Story

Breathe: A Ghost Story

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2017

Jack is used to danger. His asthma has nearly killed him more than once. But his new home has a danger he's never known before - the spirits of the dead. They can't breathe, but in Jack's house they chase, hide, scream. Only Jack can see them. Only he can hear them. And only he can learn their secrets in time to save himself... and his mother. With the appearance of Cliff McNish's debut fantasy novel The Doomspell, The Bookseller immediately hailed him as 'a great new voice in writing for children.' His ghost story Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children's novels of all time.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 15: White Fang

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 15: White Fang

Author: Jack London, Caroline Castle, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

White Fang is the story of a half dog, half wolf. It is told from White Fang's point of view as he learns to fend for himself and interact with other animals and with humans. His story is one of survival in the snowy wilderness of North America, but can he ever be tamed? Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Lone Wolf

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Lone Wolf

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Lone Wolf follows a wolf cub who is lost in the forest. Follow his adventure and find out how he will survive without his family to defend him. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Nearest Earthly Place to Paradise

Nearest Earthly Place to Paradise

Author: Margaret Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

The Doomspell Trilogy /a

The Doomspell Trilogy /a

Author: Cliff Mcnish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2005

The bestselling fantasy trilogy, THE DOOMSPELL, THE SCENT OF MAGIC and THE WIZARD'S PROMISE in one magical volume. Rachel and Eric are hurtled to a terrifying place. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch. But she has met her match. Rachel and Eric discover they have astonishing powers. Rachel is a spellmaker who can fly, change shape and scent magic across other lands and oceans. Eric is a destroyer of spells. Together they embark on a journey from which there may be no return. The Witch will stop at nothing to enslave them and destroy her old adversaries the Wizards. The fate of all children lies in the balance - will Rachel and Eric save them, or will the Witch finally triumph? Cliff McNish's dazzling storytelling makes each page compulsive reading

The Doomspell Trilogy: The Wizard's Promise Book 3

The Doomspell Trilogy: The Wizard's Promise Book 3

Author: Cliff McNish, Stephen Raw, Eamon O'Donoghue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2003

Replace the current stuff with this from Amber:- The magic of all children has been released. Now, throughout the skies of Earth they fly, playing the deadly spell-games. Only Rachel watches for what she knows is coming - the invasion of the Witches. And this time there is a new enemy - the terrifying Gridda-breed. Rachel and Eric will need all their skill and courage in the coming battle - knowing that if they fail, the whole world will be engulfed in darkness. The final instalment of the classic Doomspell Trilogy.

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