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The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the 20th century. Anne Frank kept a diary from 1942 to 1944. Initially she wrote it strictly for herself. Then, one day in 1944, a member of the Dutch government in exile announced in a radio broadcast from London that after the war he hoped to collect eyewitness accounts of the suffering of the Dutch people under the German occupation, which could be made available to the public. As an example, he specially mentioned letters and diaries. Anne Frank decided that when the war was over, she would publish a book based on her diary. Anne's diary ends abruptly when she and her family were betrayed. Since its publication in 1947, The Diary of a Young Girl has been read by tens of millions of people. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS3

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas (PDF)

by John Boyne

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. (Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence.Interest level:12+. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS3

Stone Cold

by Robert E. Swindells

It's like parachuting. Get the first jump over and it becomes routine, but you mustn't get complacent. Check your parachute every time.Homeless on the streets of London. 16-year-old Link feels he has become an invisible outcast. When he meets streetwise Ginger, life becomes more bearable and he learns the tricks of survival. But when Ginger goes missing, Link feels a sickening sense of foreboding ... Carnegie Medal Winner. Suitable for study at GCSE level, this novel contains scenes which may be disturbing for younger readers. Interest level: 14 to 19. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS3

Private Peaceful (PDF)

by Michael Morpurgo

Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller. Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS3

Kensuke's Kingdom (PDF)

by Michael Morpurgo

Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. He can't find food, he can't find water. In the end, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS3

Cambridge School Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare and Rex Gibson

A new look at Shakespeare's play in accordance with the work of the Shakespeare and Schools Project, the National Curriculum for English, developments at GCSE and A-level, and the probable development of English and Drama throughout the 1990s. Cambridge School Shakespeare considers the play as theatre and the text as script, enabling pupils to inhabit the imaginative world of the play in an accessible, meaningful and creative way. Cambridge School Shakespeare approaches the plays in a new way, encouraging students to participate actively in examining them, to work in groups as well as individually, to treat each play as a script to be re-created, and to explore the theatrical/dramatic qualities of the text. The editorial comments cater for pupils of all ages and abilities, providing clear, helpful guidelines for school study. The format of the plays is also designed to help all teachers, whether experienced or inexperienced. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Of Mice and Men (New Longman Literature) (PDF)

by John Steinbeck and Jim Taylor

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place ...With us it ain't like that.We got a future ... because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you." George and Lennie are migrant American labourers -the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous. This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life. This educational edition contains notes to help students' understanding. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Animal Farm (PDF)

by George Orwell and Trevor Millum

George Orwell's fairy tale with a sting not only describes a farmyard rebellion and its consequences, but also provokes comparisons with the twentieth century political world. Farm animals drive out their master, and themselves take over. They set out to govern on the principle that all animals are equal; fairly rapidly some animals become more equal than others. A modern fable on the history of a revolution, with excellent excuses at every step of the descent into dictatorship for each perversion of the original ideas. This edition includes advice on how to study the book effectively. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Heroes (PDF)

by Robert Cormier and S. E. Hinton

A provocative and compelling story of a teenager determined to confront his past. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is now recognised as a classic, one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern novels. Please note: This title is also available to purchase or loan in hard copy Uncontracted and Contracted Unified English Braille. Please contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to buy through our Braille on Demand service or loan through our Library.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-1991 (PDF, 14pt)

by Christopher Catherwood and Nigel Kelly

This book can be purchased in hard copy braille from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 for £12.99. UEB Contracted: 25732504 (three volumes). UEB Uncontracted: 25732506 (four volumes).

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History, Henry VIII And His Ministers, 1509-1540 (PDF, 14pt)

by Simon Taylor

This book can be purchased in hard copy braille from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 for £12.99. UEB Contracted: 25732404 (three volumes). UEB Uncontracted: 25732406 (four volumes). Exam Board: Edexcel Level: GCSE Subject: History First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Series Editor: Angela Leonard This Student Book: covers the essential content in the new specification in an engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material uses the 'Thinking Historically' approach and activities to help develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities has 'Writing Historically' features that focus on the writing skills most important to historical success. This literacy support uses the proven Grammar for Writing approach used in many English departments includes lots of exam guidance, with practice questions, sources, sample answers and tips to support preparation for GCSE assessments. * These resources have not yet been endorsed. This information is correct as of 31st July 2015, but may be subject to change. You do not have to purchase any resources to deliver our qualification.

Date Added: 10/02/2017


Category: KS4

The Midnight Gang (PDF)

by Tony Ross and David Walliams

Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for. . . the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning. . . When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward. . . But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone's Christmas.

Date Added: 08/22/2018


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CGP GCSE Combined Science for AQA (Grade 9-1)

by Cgp Books

This fantastic CGP Revision Guide is perfectly matched to the Higher Level Grade 9-1 AQA Trilogy GCSE Combined Science course. Every topic is explained with clear, succinct study notes, examples and diagrams - and there are practice questions at the end of every page to test you on what you've learned (with answers and mark schemes included). We've covered all the crucial new elements of the Grade 9-1 course, including the required practicals, maths skills and Working Scientifically. What's more, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the unique access code printed inside the cover to access it on a PC, Mac or tablet! And to make sure you're 100% prepared for the final exams, a matching Combined Science Exam Practice Workbook is also available from CGP - see 9781782944850. This title is also available to purchase as a book available to purchase in hard copy braille (contracted UEB) from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999.

Date Added: 05/22/2018


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GCSE English Text Guide

by Cgp Books

"This CGP Text Guide contains everything you need to write top-grade essays about ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. It’s suitable for all GCSE English exams, including the new ones starting in summer 2017. Inside, you’ll find clear, thorough notes on the novel’s context, plot, characters, themes and the writer’s techniques - with quick questions, in-depth questions and exam-style questions included at the end of every section. There’s also detailed exam advice to help you improve your grades, plus a cartoon-strip summary to remind you of all the important plot points! This title is also available to purchase as a book available to purchase in hard copy braille (contracted UEB) from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999.

Date Added: 05/22/2018


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New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide

by Cgp Books

This superb Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature Poetry Guide from CGP covers the entire 'Power and Conflict' cluster from the AQA Anthology of Poetry. The full text of every poem is included, with clear, concise notes on the meaning, form, structure and language - plus questions to help students develop their personal responses. It's also very important to be able to compare the poems, so we've included in-depth sections on the themes and poetic techniques found in the cluster. There are practice questions and exam-style questions at the end of each section, and the book is rounded off with plenty of detailed exam advice - including the chance to improve and mark sample answers using a realistic mark scheme. Perfect for getting to grips with exactly what the examiners are looking for! This title is also available to purchase as a book available to purchase in hard copy braille (contracted UEB) from RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999.

Date Added: 05/22/2018


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