Usborne Phonics Readers: Toad Makes a Road
Toad just bought a beautiful house at the top of the hill. But when a truck gets stuck and can’t make it up the hill, it’s up to Toad to build the road he needs! This is a hilarious story fun to share aloud together, or for children to tackle on their own.
Each Usborne Phonics Reader book comes with simple, rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.
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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 is delighted when her family returns to brightport, but their attempts to follow neptune’s orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed. Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, mandy rushton, emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens’ true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together.
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.
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.
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.
Greg heffley’s life has been hitting an all-time low. Rowley jefferson was his best friend, but because of some reason, he has decided to ditch greg. It isn’t very easy to find friends in middle school and greg is having a hard time. He wants to change his fortune, and to do this, he needs to take a leap of faith and leave every decision of his to chance. With the kind of luck he has, will he be able to depend on it? Is he just destined to have a life of bad luck? Read this book and be an encouragement to greg as he tries to make things better for himself.
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!
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.
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.
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
If you like poisonings, betrayals, mutilations, murders and flesh-eating farmyard animals, keep reading . . . In this gripping follow-up to percy jackson and the greek gods, demigod percy jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off medusa’s head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
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.