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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Ancient Greek Olympics! (You Wouldn't Want To Be... Ser.)

by David Antram Michael Ford

You are a young boy in the city-state of Athens at the height of the Ancient Greek civilisation. Following several years in one of the city's schools, your father wants you to prove yourself at the most famous athletic competition of all - the Olympics.

You Wouldn't Want To Be On Shackleton's Polar Expedition! (You Wouldn't Want to Be)

by Jen Green David Antram

Get ready...as a harderned sailor, you're about to join Shackleton in what will prove to be one of the most gruelling adventures of all time as you brave your way across the bitterly cold continent of Antarctica. As you encounter extreme cold, strong icy winds and a worrying lack of food and water, you'll soon see why you really wouldn't want to join Shackleton's polar expedition! This title in the popular You Wouldn't Want to Be series features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail. This extended edition features brand new extra content including a timeline, fun facts a list of 'top' characters and a map.

The Young Acrobat of The Great North American Circus (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Alger

Kit, a young teen boy, is an orphan. He is cheated of his inheritance by his guardian. His guardian sends him off to work with a brutal, stupid blacksmith. The boy runs away. He joins the circus. He is followed by the blacksmith. The boy stays away from him. He becomes a big star in the circus. Later, he is restored to his rightful place with the help of a man who was his father's friend.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The Young Adventurer: Tom's Trip Across The Plains (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Alger

At nearly sixteen years of age, Tom Nelson sets out for California hoping to earn money in the gold fields to pay off the mortgage on his father's farm, braving thieves, outlaws, and Indians along the way.

The Young Bank Messenger (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Alger

Alger’s writings happened to correspond with America’s Gilded Age, a time of increasing prosperity in a nation rebuilding from the Civil War.This is another fine work by Alger in the vein of ‘rags to riches’ tales.

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill (Young Bond #1)

by Steve Cole

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.James Bond hits Hollywood . . .Lights. Camera. Murder.Young Bond is back – in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet.

Young Bond: Heads You Die (Young Bond #2)

by Steve Cole

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.The explosive action continues in Steve Cole's second Young Bond adventure . . . James's Cuban holiday has become a nightmare mission to save an old friend from a villain who has perfected 1,000 ways to kill.With corrupt cops and hired assassins hot on his heels, James must travel through Havana and brave Caribbean waters to stop a countdown to mass murder. Fates will be decided with the flip of a coin. Heads or tails. Live or die. Books in the series1: SHOOT TO KILL2: HEADS YOU DIE

Young Bond: Strike Lightning (Young Bond #3)

by Steve Cole

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.James Bond is back again in Steve Cole's third thrilling Young Bond adventure.When James stumbles upon a horrific sight, he knows things are not what they seem. His school is determined to make him believe what happened was an accident, but James believes what he saw was murder.The significance of the events at school only come to light in the course of an adventure that takes James across Europe and puts him within range of a warmongering villain. Has James got what it takes to triumph over this man, the worst kind of enemy, who boasts a new kind of weapon?Books in the series:1. SHOOT TO KILL2. HEADS YOU DIE3. STRIKE LIGHTNING

Young Bond: Red Nemesis (Young Bond #4)

by Steve Cole

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.James is back in Steve Cole's fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure . . . James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package’s mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London’s streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and James doesn’t know who he can trust . . . Books in the series:1. SHOOT TO KILL2. HEADS YOU DIE3. STRIKE LIGHTNING4. RED NEMESIS

Young Captain Jack: The Son of a Sailor (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Alger

A civil war navel story - young Jack becomes a Caption and must show leadership and other personal growth and success principles to help his ship - he ends up a hero.

The Young Dread: A Seeker Novella (Seeker)

by Arwen Elys Dayton

The Young Dread lives outside the stream of time: frozen for vast stretches, centuries old yet inhabiting the form of a teenage girl. When she’s awake in the world, she can hear an enemy approach from a mile away, manipulate a whipsword into a thousand forms, and attack with it faster than the human eye can see.The Young Dread observes the training of the families known as Seekers. Past and future intertwine in Seeker traditions - they are the keepers of both ancient knowledge and advanced weapons - and the Dreads must oversee it all, testing their skills, swearing them to loyalty, bringing them justice.Arwen Elys Dayton takes readers on a journey to follow this ageless Dread’s footsteps. For this time, when the Young Dread wakes, things will change. She is about to discover the first threads of a web in which she and so many others will be trapped.

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)

by Marie Lu

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina's black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family's good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever's survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars-they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it's Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they've never seen.Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn't belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

The Young Explorer (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Alger

Ben heard every word that was said, and it confirmed his suspicions. There was no doubt that an attempt would be made to rob him and his companion before morning, and the prospect was not pleasant. By submitting quietly he would come to no harm, and the loss of the money would not be irreparable. He and Bradley had each started with a hundred dollars, supplied by Miss Douglas, and thus far but little of this sum had been spent.(Excerpt)

The Young Magicians and the 24-Hour Telepathy Plot

by Nick Mohammed

The Young Magicians are back - and this time the mystery is an attempted murder! The second fabulously funny, trick-filled adventure from rising-star comedian and actor, Nick Mohammed! Follow Alex, Jonny, Zack and Sophie as they use their amazing real magic skills to get to the bottom of an impossible-seeming crime. The gang are away at a magic convention when thy discover something unspeakable - someone is trying to poison the president of the Magic Circle! The secret society is stumped - but can our intrepid illusionists get to the bottom of who's trying to do in President Pickle?

The Young Magicians and The Thieves’ Almanac

by Nick Mohammed

Meet four unlikely friends, desperate to become real-life magicians . . . Alex is amazing with a deck of cards; Zack's a pickpocketer like no other; Sophie convinced her Brown Owl that all the other Brownies were jelly fish thanks to her hypnosis skills; and Jonny mixes science and magic with spectacular consequences.They are thrown together for their induction week at the mysterious, secretive Magic Circle. But behind its doors, things are not quite what they expect.Then the Bank of England is broken into and its gold stolen. Or is it? Could this actually be the greatest magic trick the world has seen? And can the four Young Magicians figure out how it was done?

The Young Musician (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Horatio Alger

Philip was provided with an appetite, but he did not relish the idea of going downstairs and joining the rest of Mr. Tucker's boarders. It would seem like a tacit admission that he was one of their number. Of course, he couldn't do without eating, but he had a large apple in his pocket when captured, and he thought that this would prevent his suffering from hunger for that night, at least, and he did not mean to spend another at the Norton poorhouse. The problem of to-morrow's supply of food might be deferred till then. (Excerpt)

The Young Outlaw: Adrift in the Streets (Classics To Go)

by Jr. Horatio Alger

Alone and penniless on the streets of New York, runaway orphan Sam Barker turns to theft and petty crime to survive.

Young Pandavas: The City of Elephants

by Anupam Arunachalam

Nine-year-old Sahadev and his four brothers – Yudhishthir, Bhim, Arjun and Nakul – are happy in their little forest home, until a forgotten curse changes their lives forever. They return as princes to Hastinapur, a city full of riches … and secrets. Soon enough, the young Pandavas soon discover that being royalty means a lot more than endless bowls of almond kheer from the fabled palace kitchens, rides on prized warhorses, and having an army of attendants to do their every bidding. There is danger lurking round every corner of their new home, and the five have to use all their wits and skills to get out of sticky situations – especially the ones that involve their 101 cousins, the Kauravas. Lively and action-packed, this illustrated reimagining of the Mahabharata will bring alive the fantastical world of the great India epic like never before!

Young Pandavas: The School for Warriors

by Anupam Arunachalam

Even princes have to go to school! Arjun’s dream is finally coming true! The elders of Hastinapur are sending the Kuru princes off to boarding school, so that they can learn the art of war from the legendary Guru Dronacharya. His brothers – Yudhishthir, Bhim, Nakul and Sahadev – are, however, less than thrilled. School is hard, and training to be magic-wielding warriors isn’t nearly as fun as it sounds. Also, getting into Guru Drona’s good books is next to impossible, especially when he has a clear favourite – his own son, Ashwatthama. But Arjun’s determined to be the BEST student in the gurukul, even if it means defying Drona himself. Meanwhile, Bhim has to be careful not to destroy everything he touches… The second book in the exciting Young Pandavas series is packed with even more surprises, action and magic than the first!

Young Person's Guide to the Children's Homes Standards (PDF)

by Roger Morgan

Children's homes in England must follow rules, or standards, that are set by the government. This guide tells you what the rules are, and how they apply to you and to where you live. Use this guide to find out about what should happen when you move into a home, what your home should be doing for you while you live there, and what should happen when you leave. The guide covers a wide range of issues such as staying in touch with friends and family, food, managing your money, health, education, hobbies, and management of the home. The guide also tells you what you can do if you want to make a complaint or if you think your home is not keeping to the rules. The Young Person's Guide to Children's Homes Standards and Regulations is part of a series of guides about the National Minimum Standards for Children's Homes. Other guides are available for parents of young people living in homes and staff who work in homes.

Young Reading Series 2: Treasure Island (PDF)

by Angela Wilkes Peter Dennis

This adaptation of a classic tale, one of the latest titles in Usborne's 'Young Reading' series, is complemented by colour illustrations throughout.

Young Samurai: The Way of Fire (Young Samurai #9)

by Chris Bradford

A short story for the Young Samurai series!Japan, 1612. Shipwrecked and his father murdered by ninjas, Jack Fletcher is rescued by the legendary swordmaster Masamoto Takeshi and taken to his samurai school in Kyoto. Hunted by the ninja Dragon Eye, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins . . .In order to perfect his fighting skills, Jack goes on a gasshuku. But nothing can prepare him for the punishment of warrior camp - the climax of which is to enter the Way of Fire, a terrifying ritual that burns away evil. Can Jack overcome his fear and walk the Way of Fire? Part of the award-winning Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford. Visit www.youngsamurai.com for competitions and to find out more about the books.Previously published for World Book Day. 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer'Addictive' - Evening Standard

Young Sherlock Holmes 1-3: Death Cloud, Red Leech and Black Ice

by Andrew Lane

The first three books in the Young Sherlock Holmes series from Andrew Lane. Death CloudThe year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer’s son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education – the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change. With his father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously ‘unwell’, Sherlock is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. So begins a summer that leads Sherlock to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent . . . The Death Cloud is the first in a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager. Red Leech The second novel in the Young Sherlock Holmes series.Sherlock knows that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find a notorious killer, hanged by the US government, apparently alive and well in Surrey - and Crow somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. Black Ice The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why . . . before Mycroft swings at the gallows.

Young Sherlock Holmes (Short Reads): Bedlam (short Reads)

by Andrew Lane

Sherlock has been incarcerated in the Bethlehem Hospital – Bedlam - where Victorian London’s most unfortunate citizens are locked away in squalor, cruelty and hopelessness. Sherlock tells them he’s not mad – but who’d believe a lunatic? There’s only one option: he has to escape – and then use all his rational powers to work out who put him there in the first place . . .

The Young World (The Young World #1)

by Chris Weitz

Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park . . . and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

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