Author: Janet Foxley
Una raça de gegants viu al cim d'una muntanya, ocults a la gent. Però no tots els gegants són grans: Muncle Trogg és objecte de burla per tenir solament l'alçada d'un humà. Muncle es cansa de les bromes i decideix anar a conèixer els "petitons" als quals suposadament s'assembla. El que descobreix és d'allò més sorprenent...
Make no bones about it! There’s a headhunt underway — and Luke is closing in on the sixth relic — as the Scream Street series screeches ahead! Luke is just one relic away from opening the doorway back to his own world and taking his parents away from the terrors of Scream Street! But this search threatens to plunge him into the most dangerous adventure yet. With the help of Resus and Cleo, Luke is desperately hunting for the claw of a werewolf — and in the process he learns something most unexpected about Samuel Skipstone, the author who has helped them so much on their quest. This forces the trio into making a difficult decision, made harder by the witch convention taking place on Scream Street. The sixth relic is almost in Luke’s grasp, but will it ever be his?
Author: Janet Foxley
Publisher: Janet Foxley
It is Midsummer's Eve, and the meerlings of Minderdale are preparing for their annual celebration. Extracts from their Legend will be read, and school-leavers will be received into the adult community. Moroc has been looking forward to it for ages. There is only one snag. Before he can come of age he has to undertake a Challenge to prove that he has the courage necessary to take his place in adult society, and Moroc has no courage at all. But far worse is to come. As Moroc sets out on his Challenge, events are taking place not far away which will change his life for ever. Centuries ago, landmen took over meerling country, stealing their homes and killing everyone they caught. Those who escaped survived only by hiding in a cave system deep under Minderdale, where their descendants still live today. The meerlings have stayed safe until now by keeping to darkness and water, where they are at home and the landmen are not. Now the landmen are back and they are very different from the ones the meerlings fled from long ago. Hiding is no longer good enough. With no time to lose, the colony's leaders come up with a desperate alternative, and Moroc suddenly has to find more courage than any meerling has needed for centuries.
This brand-new series by a popular screenwriter is a pitch-perfect, contemporary comedy featuring twelve-year-old fraternal twins, Claudia and Reese, who couldn't be more different...except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war! But when the competition escalates into an all-out battle that's fought from the cafeteria of their New York City private school all the way to the fictional universe of an online video game, the twins have to decide if their efforts to destroy each other are worth the price. Told as a colorful "oral history" by the twins and their friends, and including photos, screenshots, chat logs, online gaming digital art, and text messages between their clueless parents, The Tapper Twins is a hilariously authentic showcase of what it's like to be in middle school in our digitally-saturated world.
Author: Janet Foxley
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A topsy-turvy fairy tale about a small giant on a big adventure! Let's get ready to grumble! Mount Grumble is where the giants live. But (contrary to what you might think, maybe because of their name) not every "giant" (see?) is, um...big. In fact, Muncle Trogg is so SMALL that all the other giants make fun of him for being (uh-oh) people-sized. And toss him around like a football! Fed up, Muncle Trogg climbs down Mount Grumble to take a look at the Smallings (that would be humans) he supposedly looks like. What he discovers is... ...a sulky green dragon and a terribly sensible girl? But when Mount Grumble is put in harm's way, it's up to little Muncle to be the bigger smallest giant, prove that size doesn't matter, and somehow save his home! "Sparkling. A cracking tale." -- The Times of London
Divine By Choice
Author: P.C. Cast
Return to Partholon in book 2 of this fan-favorite series by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author P.C. Cast. After being mistaken for a goddess in the mythic world of Partholon, Shannon Parker now adores her new life. Everything—particularly all the goddess worshipping—is going great…until she's wrenched back to Oklahoma. Desperate to return to the husband and world she loves, but without any magic of her own, she's got to find help. Trouble is, it might take the form of a too-tempting man. And Shannon soon realizes she's being followed by an ancient evil… Sometimes being divine by mistake is a lot easier than being divine by choice. Originally published in 2006
This new edition of a classic research review offers a broad and balanced perspective of the latest theory, research, and practice to provide a solid foundation for the important work of teaching students to read. Chapters such as “Implementing a Response to Intervention Model to Improve Reading Outcomes for All Students,” “Integrating Reading Strategies and Knowledge Building in Adolescent Literacy Instruction,” and “Reading Engagement Among African American and European American Students” reflect changes and current thinking in the field. Others focus on core and timeless elements of reading instruction, such as word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. Following in the tradition of previous editions, the editors give readers the opportunity to learn from the experts, with contributions from today’s most influential scholars. The chapter-ending reflection questions will spark discussion in teacher education classes or school-based professional development. This collection is highly readable and keeps the teacher—and the work of teaching students to read—at the forefront, making it a powerful resource for teachers and teacher educators.
Author: Xavier Güell
A new edition in a more manageable pocket-sized format, with new colour photos and updated practical information, of the guide to the work of Antoni Gaudí published by Gustavo Gili in 1990. This guide offers an exhaustive tour of the buildings the architect created in Barcelona, without forgetting (in a final appendix) those he built in Castille, Cantabria and the Balearic Islands. The description of each building is highly detailed and provides ample documentation, both architectural (ground plans, cross-sections and elevations) and photographic, with views of the interiors and details like ironwork, furniture and mosaics, which illustrate the idea of the "total work of art" typical of his oeuvre. Antoni Gaudí was an all-round architect whose works were personal and unique, as well as being highly distinctive. Since his death he has greatly influenced other architects, both in Catalonia and beyond. This is the only currently available guide to Gaudí's architecture. It provides a thorough tour of the architect's buildings in Barcelona, and also includes a final appendix dealing with his works in Castille, Cantabria and the Balearic Islands. There is a detailed description of each building, with architectural information (ground plans, cross-sections and elevations) and photographs (views of the interiors and the details like the ironwork, furniture and mosaics that Gaudí produced for his works, in keeping with his idea of the 'total work of art').
Stephen and the Beetle
Author: Jorge Luján
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
When Stephen spots a beetle he takes off his shoe and raises his arm, ready to strike... but then he has second thoughts. He lays his head down on the ground and the beetle walks right up to him. At the last moment the beetle turns aside and each can go on with the day, having avoided the worst. In this very simple story Jorge Luján presents the kind of deep moral questions that can occur even in the smallest child's day. Chiara Carrer's very original etched and painted illustrations perfectly complement the story, and are in and of themselves beautiful works of art.
Sophie is one of the in crowd, the kind of person others are jealous of. But she longs to have a proper friend to confide in. When her dad returns to London from Africa, she is swept up in a new life, but is it really what she wants?
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Penguin UK
The fourth thrilling title in Simon Scarrow's epic, bestselling Gladiator series Marcus may be free from the brutal training regime of the gladiators but he will not rest until he finds his mother. With his old friends Festus and Lupus at his side, and a letter from Caesar instructing all who cross his path to help him, he begins his journey. He is going back to the lands where he lived as a slave boy: the remote farming estate of the savage Decimus. Yet Ancient Greece is ruled by deceit and corruption. Many do not want to see Marcus succeed. Many more would rather see him dead. As the most powerful men in the country plot against him, is it finally over for the son of Spartacus? Simon Scarrow will do for boy gladiators what J. K. Rowling did for boy wizards - Waterstones.com The perfect introduction to Roman history and gladiators for young readers - great for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Simon Scarrow was born in Africa and lived in a number of countries, including Hong Kong and the Bahamas before settling in Britain. He has always been interested in writing and his love of history began at school, in particular when he was being taught about the ancient world by his Latin and History teachers. Since then he has travelled with his wife and children across the world to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Egypt to research his historical novels. Simon was an enthusiastic teacher for a number of years. He now writes full time, but does intend to return to teaching when he can find the time.
The Streets Are Free
Author: Kurusa, Karen Englander
Publisher: Paw Prints
As the city develops around their once small town, the children find they have nowhere to play and band together to demand a playground
My So-Called Afterlife
Author: Tamsyn Murray
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Psychics, psychos and sidekicks . . . who says death has to be dull? Fifteen-year-old Lucy has been stuck in the men's loo ever since she was murdered there six months ago. No one has been able to see or hear her - until Jeremy. Just her luck that he's a seriously uncool geography teacher-type! But Jeremy is determined to help Lucy. He finds out how she can leave her toilet 'home' - albeit only temporarily - and meet other teenage ghosts, including the gorgeous Ryan. Jeremy is also determined to help her find her killer so she can find peace at last . . .
Author: Victor Lodato
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Now including an excerpt from Victor Lodato's novel, EDGAR AND LUCY, which Lena Dunham praises as "an unusual and intimate epic." A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BEST BOOK OF 2009 A BOOKLIST BEST BOOK OF 2009 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2009 WINNER OF THE PEN USA AWARD FOR FICTION A fiercely funny and touching debut novel about a young girl trying to find out the truth behind her sister's death I have a sister who died. Did I tell you this already? I did but you don't remember, you didn't understand the code . . . She died a year ago, but in my mind sometimes it's five minutes. In the morning sometimes it hasn't even happened yet. For a second I'm confused, but then it all comes back. It happens again. Fear doesn't come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look right at the things nobody else can bring themselves to mention: for example, the fact that her beloved older sister is dead, pushed in front of a train by a man still on the loose. Her grief-stricken parents have basically been sleepwalking ever since, and it is Mathilda's sworn mission to shock them back to life. Her strategy? Being bad. Mathilda decides she's going to figure out what lies behind the catastrophe. She starts sleuthing through her sister's most secret possessions—e-mails, clothes, notebooks, whatever her determination and craftiness can ferret out. More troubling, she begins to apply some of her older sister's magical charisma and powers of seduction to the unraveling situations around her. In a storyline that thrums with hints of ancient myth, Mathilda has to risk a great deal—in fact, has to leave behind everything she loves—in order to discover the truth. Mathilda Savitch bursts with unforgettably imagined details: impossible crushes, devastating humiliations, the way you can hate and love your family at the same moment, the times when you and your best friend are so weak with laughter that you can't breathe. Startling, funny, touching, odd, truthful, page-turning, and, in the end, heartbreaking, Mathilda Savitch is an extraordinary debut. Once you make the acquaintance of Mathilda Savitch, you will never forget her.