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The Secret of Platform 13

By Eva Ibbotson
  • ISBN Code: : 0330477692
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-secret-of-platform-13.pdf

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Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . . It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued. Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea. 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230226035
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330477722
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: not-just-a-witch.pdf

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330477374
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-morning-gift.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 448
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  • Book Code : 1610395964
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  • Pdf File: the-president-s-book-of-secrets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 224
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330505327
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: magic-flutes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sweeping across countries, class and music, Eva Ibboton's classic historical romance, Magic Flutes, is a richly imagined tale of intrigue and identity, with a new introduction from Harriet Evans. In the spring of 1922, young Austrian Princess Theresa-Maria – known to her ancient aunts as 'Putzerl' – abandons her crumbling castle and her royal duties. Disguising herself simply as Tessa, she enrolls as under wardrobe mistress of the International Opera Company and soon loses herself in the intoxicating world of the Viennese opera. But when Guy Farne, an Englishman looking to impress his new fiance, arrives in Austria and employs the Company to perform at his newly purchased Austrian estate, he finds himself fascinated by the under wardrobe mistress, and Tessa finds it increasingly difficult to keep her two lives separate . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times Rediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer, The Secret Countess (originally published as A Countess Below Stairs), Madensky Square and A Company of Swans. Magic Flutes was originally published as The Reluctant Heiress.

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  • Pdf File: the-kidnapped-prince.pdf

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  • Total of Pages : 496
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  • Pdf File: rebels-against-the-raj.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0230737889
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-company-of-swans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 1407157795
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

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By Eva Ibbotson
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1529072948
  • Total of Pages : 337
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-river-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A gorgeous 20th anniversary hardback jacketed gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by Katie Hickey. 'The most perfect children's book . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving' – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. It's perfect for girls and boys of 9+. Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous twins and their parents. And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of an extraordinary and beautiful new world. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award (now the Costa).

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  • Total of Pages : 288
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  • Pdf File: escape-to-the-river-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330477781
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: monster-mission.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330477447
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: journey-to-the-river-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. This 15th anniversary edition includes a forward by Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1855396440
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 941
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Book Short Summary:

sound strategies for identifying and supporting highly able children advice on how to develop a meaningful dialogue with school extensive lists of recommended fiction information on where to find additional help, and what activities are available a wealth of practical advice under separate subject headings Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up to date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how you can provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. There are masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children - fans of Barry Teare's resources will not be disappointed! Brilliant for teachers too helps you to see the issues from a parents' viewpoint enables you to advise parents and carers provides extensive advice on subject provision helps you to strengthen home-school partnerships.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408892057
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 186
  • Pdf File: witch-snitch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tiga and friends are famous throughout Sinkville for their part in the Witch Wars competition, but there's so much more of Sinkville to discover! Now, Ritzy City's Top Witch Peggy Pigwiggle has asked Tiga and Fran to make a TV documentary about the most interesting witches in town – with Fluffanora helping out as fashion adviser. But whilst Tiga enjoys making the documentary, she can't help but feel there's something going on behind her back ... This hilarious companion story sits alongside the main Witch Wars series as a standalone title, and is full of character profiles, facts and activities to fascinate fans and give them everything they need to create their very own Witch Wars party.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408852705
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 192
  • Pdf File: witch-watch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tiga Whicabim loves her new life in the witchy, glitzy, black and white world of Sinkville. Now, suddenly, colour has started seeping back into Ritzy City – first there was a green apple in the middle of the road, and then Miss Heks reappeared in a garish orange dress. Tiga is very suspicious. But Miss Heks is only the tip of a very witchy iceberg. As Tiga, Peggy and Fluffanora soon discover, all the Big Exit witches are back! And they want to destroy Sinkville once and for all. As Aggie Hoof hides in a cupboard, Tiga, Fluffanora and Peggy race to save Sinkville and end up finding an unlikely ally in Felicity Bat, whose irritatingly excellent witchcraft is exactly what they need. The third glitzy adventure in the Witch Wars series, Witch Watch is perfect for fans of The Worst Witch, Eva Ibbotson's hilarious Which Witch?, and Witchworld.

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By Sibéal Pounder
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1526616874
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 511
  • Pdf File: bad-mermaids-meet-the-sushi-sisters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meri Pebble, professional spy mermaid, has a new mission. She's going to be a personal assistant to the Sushi Sisters (famous for their notorious appearance on reality TV programme Catwalk Prawn, and for driving around in a submarine shaped like a giant bit of sushi). Beattie, Mimi, Zelda and Steve the talking seahorse are coming along for the ride as the least convincing glam squad ever. Meanwhile, on land, their human friend Paris is moving from California to a castle in Scotland complete with a loch rumoured to be haunted by a mermaid. The gang soon realise there's something o-fish-ally fishy about the Sushi Sisters – but could it lead them all the way to Paris's loch? And what has the loch got to do with things like mercats and hamstars (half hamster, half starfish)? Things are getting sea-riously weird in the fourth book in Sibéal Pounder's Bad Mermaids series!

Witch Glitch

By Sibéal Pounder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408880334
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: witch-glitch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's a new era for the Witch Wars witches. Felicity Bat is no longer evil, Tiga has at last found her mum and there's the whole of Silver City to explore. But it's not long before the witches find themselves at the centre of another adventure. When a magical book called The Karens offers to grant Fran the Fabulous Fairy's dearest wish, it seems too good to be true. And it is. Before you can say 'frogknuckles', Tiga and the gang are in a race against time – can they save Fran before she explodes in a large ball of glittery dust?

Witch Tricks

By Sibéal Pounder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408894114
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: witch-tricks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Felicity Bat's cool big sister, Idabelle, is always up to no good, but when Tiga and Fluffanora are invited to join her secret clique, The Points, they can't resist. But soon they realise that Idabelle doesn't really want to make friends. She's using them – and a bit of magic – to bring back the infamous outlaw witch gang, the Ritzy Six! Tiga and Fluffanora are going to need all the help they can get to magic history's most mischievous witches back to the past. Unfortunately, Felicity Bat is furious with them and Fran is just a teensy bit busy starring in the TV wrestling event of the century ... FAIRY FIGHTZ! Join all your favourite Witch Wars witches on their sixth adventure!

Secrets of the Pyramid

By Abraham Solomon,Moriah Bat-Adam
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saguaro Books, LLC
  • Book Code : 1543087663
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-pyramid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Something is making twelve-year-old Violet psychic. Is it the secret diary she found in her orphanage or the mysterious mountains of Vermont? She’ll soon discover supernatural power she didn’t know she had and learn secrets that adults don't know—especially about children, America and the pyramid on the dollar bill.

The Girl on the Platform

By Ellie Midwood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 180019868X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: the-girl-on-the-platform.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Amazing… So heart-wrenching. The fact that it is a true story tears at your heartstrings, so reading with a box of Kleenex is a must… Such a phenomenal story… Will continue to resonate in me for a very long time… Wonderful, phenomenal must-read!” PageTurners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Be brave. Don’t run. Fight.” With her eyes tightly shut, tears rolling from under her dark lashes, she felt his lips gently touch her burning cheek. The train on the platform whistled, and he disappeared into the steam. Berlin, 1939: Libby is determined to start a new life––as far away as possible from her family and their alliance with the Nazis. But in the city, there’s no escape from Hitler’s brutal regime. And when Libby’s friend vanishes into thin air, she cannot stand back and do nothing… And then Libby meets Harro and her world tips upside down as they fall desperately in love. But she knows there’s a story behind his cornflower-blue eyes. The whip marks on his back, scars from the SS, tell his secret: he is a resistance fighter. Harro draws Libby into the world of the resistance, and their life grows increasingly dangerous as they do everything they can to bring about Hitler’s downfall. With each risk they take, Libby is terrified of losing Harro––how will she live without him? Libby starts to believe that the Gestapo is stalking them––their every move watched, their phone calls recorded. And one day, Harro simply disappears. Her worst nightmare has come true, and she knows that it is just a matter of time before she’s next. Will they live to see each other once again? Or will everything they’ve risked be in vain? Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Alice Network and The Lilac Girls will be utterly gripped by this heartbreaking page-turner. Based on a true story, this beautiful novel shows that even when our freedom is stolen, we still have a choice… Readers love The Girl on the Platform: “I LOVED IT… Amazing… An unputdownable, heart-wrenching, absolutely beautifully devastating story.’ Bookwork86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Well, what can I say but wow!!! This story is definitely not going to leave my head anytime soon. Firstly, I must congratulate Ellie Midwood for yet another extraordinary novel that seriously needs to be made into a movie which I assure would be best-selling!!! This book is very powerful and extremely well written. It is devastatingly heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time… It is absolutely rammed with emotions that will make you smile, cry and laugh.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow! I finished this with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat––it was so very moving… Stunning.” Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I absolutely adored this book! I could not put it down, probably the fastest I have ever read a book… Perfect… An emotional read that I absolutely adored! Top marks.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Phew! This book grabs you by the collar… I loved it!… Brilliant.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book was breathtaking, truly a masterpiece of historical fiction… One of the best books I have read this year. It was so inspirational and so heartbreaking that at times I actually just had to stop reading and hold the book to my chest in an almost-hug, just to take a moment. Will stay in my heart for a long time to come.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will tug on all your heartstrings!!” @hadassah.s “Incredible… An astonishing story… Amazing... Heartbreaking… One that needed to be told and one that will not soon be forgotten.” Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fascinating… I found I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An incredible story… One I will not forget.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ellie Midwood has done it again… She has penned an astonishing story… Heartbreaking.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I needed a few days to put together my thoughts for this book. So complex. So beautiful. So tragic.” Goodreads reviewer

The Secret Zoo

By Bryan Chick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9780062003164
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: the-secret-zoo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fast-paced and exciting read for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs. Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed... The author originally had the idea for The Secret Zoo when he was nine and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed kids to go inside—and the animals to come outside. He brings that sense of adventure and excitement to this story, making it a favorite for home and classroom reading along with such middle grade fantasy favorites as The One and Only Ivan.

Year's Best SF 13

By David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061983462
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: year-s-best-sf-13.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The thirteenth annual collection of the previous year's finest short-form sf is at hand. Once again, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have gathered together a stunning array of science fiction that spans a veritable universe of astonishing visions and bold ideas. Hitherto unexplored galaxies of the mind are courageously traversed by some of the most exciting new talents in the field—while well-established masters rocket to remarkable new heights of artistry and originality. The stars are closer and more breathtaking than ever before—and a miraculous future now rests in your hands—within the pages of Year's Best SF 13.

Brenda Laurel

By Carly A. Kocurek
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501319809
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: brenda-laurel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brenda Laurel is best known for her work with Purple Moon, the pioneering game company she cofounded in the 1990s. Purple Moon's games were based on years of research Laurel completed in an effort to understand why computer games seemed to be of so little interest to girls. Using diverse archival sources such as trade journals, newspapers, and recorded interviews, alongside Laurel's completed games and own writings and an original interview with Laurel herself, this volume offers insight into both the early development of the games for girls movement of the 1990s and the lasting impact of Laurel's game design breakthroughs. In her work with Purple Moon, Laurel drew on her background in theatre as well as her expertise in human computer interaction and qualitative research. By relying on this interdisciplinary background, Laurel made significant contributions to our understanding of the design and development of games as a medium for emotional rehearsal and storytelling. Additionally, her dedication to research-informed design has had a longstanding impact as companies and designers increasingly rely on audience research and metrics to shape their practices. The newest in Bloomsbury's Influential Video Game Designers series, Carly Kocurek highlights the contributions of a designer whose work has had a profound impact on the development of both games for girls and empathy games.