Romeo & Juliet (Usborne Young Reading Series Two)
Attractively presented retelling of the story with fabulous illustrations. Clear, engaging text to encourage independent reading with direct speech and speech bubbles. With Internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website where readers can find out more about Shakespeare and listen to famous passages from the play. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.
In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
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?
Rodrick rules” is the hilarious sequel to bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid”. Perfect for readers of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of wimpy kid fans out there. “rodrick rules” was also a major movie hit at the box-office and the rib-tickling third “wimpy kid movie, dog days” released in the uk in august 2012!
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..
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!
The former god apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s been turned into a human and banished from olympus. And he’s called lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries right now. Though he and some of his friends have emerged from the burning maze, rescued the oracle and lived to fight another day, they can’t escape the tragedy that has befallen them, or the terrible trials still to face.
Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days is the super funny fourth title in the highly-illustrated, bestselling and award-winning diary of a wimpy kid series by jeff kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted wimpy kid fans out there. Dog days is also a major motion picture and box office smash.
The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.
The blood of olympus is the fifth book in the bestselling heroes of olympus series – set in the high-octane world of percy jackson. Though the greek and roman crew members of the argo ii have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, gaea. Her giants have risen – all of them – and they’re stronger than ever.
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
In diary of an awesome friendly kid, rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for greg along the way. (after all, one day greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an awesome friendly kid: rowley jefferson’s journal offers readers a new way to look at the wimpy world – one fan won’t want to miss!