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Revolting Records

Revolting Records

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2012

What's the worst smell in the world? The ugliest animal? The most revolting parasite? You'll find the answers to all these questions and more in this book of most revolting things...Particularly suitable for reluctant readers and for 10-14s with a reading age of 8+. You may have heard about world records for things like the fastest runner or tallest person, but how about the records of some truly disgusting facts and feats - like the grossest smells, most horrible hobbies or revolting foods? Have you ever seen a painting made out of elephant dung? Or eaten crispy fried spiders? Find out more bizarre information about the world around you in this delightfully disgusting book!

Grim, Gross and Grisly Disgusting Facts About People

Grim, Gross and Grisly Disgusting Facts About People

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2010

Did you know that an adult human has two kilograms of skin? Or that if you took all the iron in the body, you'd be able to make a nail? Or that you have as many hairs as a chimpanzee? Find out just how horrible you are in this book of weird and wonderful facts about the human body! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Con Men

Con Men

Author: Catherine Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Con men have many tricks and schemes to part you from your money. This book will help you see when something is just too good to be true! Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Day The Island Exploded

The Day The Island Exploded

Author: Alexandra Pratt, Seb Camagajevac Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Life is hard enough on Deception, a remote Antarctic island. And then a volcano erupts! With help 2000km away, will anyone survive? This is an astonishing true story. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Germ Wars

Germ Wars

Author: Gill Arbuthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2009

We've been at war for years against millions of enemies - germs! A hilarious journey through what germs do to us and how we learned to fight back. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Snow Tigers

Snow Tigers

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2009

Vladimir and his band of Cossacks are mapping the fearsome wilderness of Siberia. Can they outpace the white tigers? Thrilling adventure. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Harald Hardnut

Harald Hardnut

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

A thrilling Viking adventure from the bestselling Tony Bradman. Harald Hardnut was a Viking outlaw, but he became an emperor's bodyguard, a princess's husband and, at last, a king. Based on the life of a real historical figure. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists

Author: Gill Arbuthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

From the man who ate everything, to the cat that's both alive and dead...A hilarious but informative look at some of science's strangest ideas - and thinkers! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Arctic Hero

Arctic Hero

Author: Catherine Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2008

This is the incredible tale of Matthew Henson, African-American explorer, and his mission to reach the North Pole. This is a fascinating life, a great adventure and a compelling story of prejudice. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Curses

Curses

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2008

Do you believe in curses? From Tutankhamun's tomb to the Curse of Superman - this is a light-hearted look at how curses work, and why people think they exist. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Pocket Hero

Pocket Hero

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2007

The incredible life of 45cm-tall Jeffrey Hudson, the Queen's Dwarf at King Charles 1's court. A human pet, a courtier and army captain. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Land of Whizzing Arrows

The Land of Whizzing Arrows

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2007

Terrifying true story of jungle exploration, crocodiles and cannibals, determination and despair. By a Blue Peter award-winning author. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Escape from Colditz

Escape from Colditz

Author: Deborah Chancellor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2007

Two brave men escape from the notorious prisoner-of-war camp. Now they just have to get through Occupied Europe to freedom. Thrilling, terrifying and true. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Dick Turpin Legends and Lies

Dick Turpin Legends and Lies

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2007

Five strangers watch Dick Turpin hang. Each has a story to tell about the famous highwayman. The fascinating truth about one of history's great villains. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Sudden Impact Powerful Encounters with the Real Jesus

Sudden Impact Powerful Encounters with the Real Jesus

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.Whatever your opinion is of Jesus, you can't deny his impact. Men left their careers to follow him. Prostitutes and extortionists reformed their ways. Grief-stricken women regained lost loved ones. One religious leader sought his wisdom while others sought to kill him. Taking a compelling look at six very different encounters with Jesus and their impact on real, flesh-and-blood people, Sudden Impact helps you consider how you might respond if Jesus entered your own world and turned it upside down. Sudden Impact includes these sessions: The Professor The Roof Smashers The Corpse Soldiers and Criminals The Prostitute The Blue-Collar Man and the IRS AgentFor the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Jesus' Greatest Moments The Week That Changed Everything

Jesus' Greatest Moments The Week That Changed Everything

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.Never has one week made such a far-reaching difference. It began with the applause of the masses for their controversial hero. It darkened into betrayal, a kangaroo court, and a brutal execution. And it concluded with an event so stunning that it has shaped history ever since: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. As you relive the dramatic highs and lows of this unparalleled week, you'll discover why Jesus was far more than a great moral teacher-and why, among all other religious leaders, Jesus stands without equal.Jesus' Greatest Moments includes these sessions: The Grand Entrance Betrayed by a Friend Framed!? A Dramatic Crisis The Comeback! A Startling ImpactFor the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Leadership Jesus Style The Master and His Mission

Leadership Jesus Style The Master and His Mission

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.Whether you're leading a corporation, a sports team, your family, or simply your own pursuits, issues such as mission, character, vision casting, and team building are critical to your success. Wouldn't it be great to take lessons from a master leader? Here's your opportunity. Nobody in history has surpassed Jesus of Nazareth in either methods or results. Find out his leadership secrets. They're guaranteed to make you a better leader.Leadership Jesus Style includes these sessions: Upside-Down Leadership What's Your Mission? Casting a Vision The Master Strategist Building a Team When Others FailFor the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Clear Evidence Eyewitness Reports of Jesus

Clear Evidence Eyewitness Reports of Jesus

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.Miracles? Rising from the dead? God Incarnate? Some people say such claims about Jesus are myths and lies. Yet through the years countless others, beginning with Jesus' closest friends, have staked their lives on the accuracy of those claims. Fortunately, faith is not a leap in the dark. In Clear Evidence, you'll weigh the arguments for and against the Jesus of the Bible. How convincing is the case for either side? The verdict is yours.Clear Evidence includes these sessions: Credible Sources A Brush with Greatness Reason, Faith, and . . . Miracles? The Finish Line Final Proof Skeptics TurnFor the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Winning at Life Jesus' Secrets Revealed

Winning at Life Jesus' Secrets Revealed

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.What does it take to win at life? A good education? A lucrative career? A loving family? Jesus had a lot to say about winning-and losing-in life. He also had a way of connecting with his listeners through stories that cut straight to the heart of their personal lives and values. Winning at Life revisits six of those stories. Some will challenge you. Some will encourage you. All of them offer a clearer vision of what life is really about.Winning at Life includes these sessions: Rollover Investments Four Kinds of Dirt An Unexpected Homecoming Warning Signs Lame Excuses Unlikely Hero For the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

When Tragedy Strikes Jesus' Response to a World Gone Wrong

When Tragedy Strikes Jesus' Response to a World Gone Wrong

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.If there is a God and he's good, then why doesn't he do something about the evil and suffering in this world? Where was he when the Twin Towers fell? Where is he in the midst of your own tragedy? Questions like these are hardly academic-they're the gut-wrenching cry of a world consumed with unendurable pain and ugliness. Something about this life is so terribly broken that only God can fix it. So why doesn't he-or has he . . . is he . . . and will he?When Tragedy Strikes includes these sessions: Where Is God When Tragedy Strikes? Is God to Blame? How Should You Respond to Evil? Is War the Solution? What Has God Done About Evil? Will Evil Win in the Long Run?For the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Future Shock Jesus and the End of the World

Future Shock Jesus and the End of the World

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.What do you think the future holds? Right now it looks pretty scary. And Bible prophecy hardly brightens the picture-not with its mind-boggling images of singing saints, ten-horned monsters, mystical numbers, and a lake of fire. What does it all mean? Fortunately, it does mean something. A great deal. And while the Bible paints a grim future for a world bent on worshiping its own ways, it offers great hope for those whose hearts are set on God. Future Shock includes these sessions: Will Jesus Return This Year? * The Scroll Opener * After the Gavel Falls . . . * Ultimate Evil: The Antichrist, the Beast, and 666 * Happily Ever After? * Flight TrainingFor the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

Hot Issues Jesus Confronts Today's Controversies

Hot Issues Jesus Confronts Today's Controversies

Author: Mark Ashton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2002

The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club-it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are questions and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts.Have you stopped to consider just how broken this planet really is? Look around you. Poverty, racism, intolerance, materialism, oppression of women . . . it doesn't take long to see plenty that needs fixing. Hot Issues explores six current social evils that affect us all one way or another. They'll come as no surprise-until you explore Jesus' radical responses to the same issues in his time. Hot Issues includes these sessions: The Poverty Line Crossing the Racial Divide Handling Hypocrisy The Treatment of Women Materialism and the Moral Yuppie Religious Intolerance For the Group LeaderReality Check is for spiritual seekers of every persuasion. Uncompromisingly Christian in its perspective, it steers wide of pat answers and aims at honesty. This innovative and thought-provoking series will challenge you and those in your group to connect heart to heart as together you explore the interface between Jesus, the Bible, and the realities of this world in which we live.

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