Black Beauty (Usborne Young Reading Series Two)
A captivating retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic novel beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks. Perfect for encouraging independent reading. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
Percy jackson, son of poseidon, god of the sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die but they’re the least of his problems. Because percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn’t ring any bells for him. There’s just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth..
Greg heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
It’s time to face the final trial . . . The battle for camp jupiter is over. New rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the hunters of artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now apollo and meg must get ready for the final – and, lets face it, probably fatal – adventure
Greg heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, rowley, along for the ride? But when rowley’s star starts to rise, greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of greg and rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
The pressure’s really piling up on greg heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side’. As if that’s not scary enough, halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at greg from every angle. When greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . And will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double greg’s troubles?
Emily windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home – a secret island near the bermuda triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn’t a problem. But, being emily, she can’t resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken – the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!
Since his mother’s death six years ago, carter kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant egyptologist dr. Julius kane. But while carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, sadie, has been living with their grandparents in london. Sadie has just what carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But carter has just what sadie longs for — time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.
That’s the question greg heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the heffley home, will greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like greg?
After saving olympus from the evil titan lord, kronos, percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved camp half-blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Harry potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called dobby, and rescue from the dursleys by his friend ron weasley in a magical flying car! Back at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for his second year, harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone … Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the christmas holiday approaching, the heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for greg and his frazzled family. But the heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family’s vacation.