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Plague Land (REMADE #1)

by Alex Scarrow

It happened within a week . . .Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school, when rumours of an unidentified virus in Africa begin to fill the news. Within a week the virus hits London. The siblings witness people turning to liquid before their eyes, and they run for their lives. A month after touching Earth's atmosphere, the virus has assimilated the world's biomass.But the virus isn't their only enemy, and survival is just the first step. Plague Land is the explosive first novel in the Remade trilogy from the bestselling and award-winning author of TimeRiders, Alex Scarrow. Continue the horror-thriller series with Plague Nation and Plague World.This book was previously published in paperback as Remade.

Playing the Game: A Drama Workshop Guide

by Christine Poulter

This practical guide presents a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. This long-awaited new edition has been fully revised and extended, now including example workshops and an index of games to help instructors get the most out of the exercises in rehearsals, workshops and classes. Christine Poulter shares what she has learned from her students over the years, and opens up the language of the book to the worlds of youth work, healthcare, the prison service, 'customer care', management training, and secondary school education.This is an essential resource for directors, drama teachers, and students of Drama, Theatre and Performance at all levels. It will also be useful to anyone looking to improve their presentation skills.

Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You: Do What Needs to be Done Every employee's guide to making work more rewarding

by Bob Nelson

'Simple, smart and savvy - this book shows employees how to reach for the sky and use initiative they never knew was there.' Dr Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. From Bob Nelson, the author of the million copy selling 1001 Ways series, Don't Just Do What I Tell You, Do What Needs to be Done is about fast tracking or getting ahead by fulfilling an employer's ultimate expectation - that you'll figure out what needs to be done and take the initiative to do it. With direct advice and fascinating anecdotes about people who have taken initiative and been rewarded. The book is short, easy-to-read and inspiring and includes advice on how to: --suggest ways to save money--turn problems into opportunities --collect your own data, develop alternatives, and build support for your ideas --be a person that makes things happen--avoid the 'blame game' --persist when obstacles arise

Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior (Endangered And Threatened Animals Ser.)

by Andrew E. Derocher

The polar bear, king of the Arctic, is one of the world’s most recognizable animals. Images of the majestic beasts roaming across the ice cap, plunging into frigid waters, and playing with furry cubs have come to symbolize the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic. Andrew E. Derocher and Wayne Lynch have spent decades following the bears, and this book offers the most comprehensive and readable review of their biology, ecology, behavior, and conservation.With gripping photographs by Lynch, a preeminent wildlife photographer, and the personal stories of Derocher, this book is as stunning to look at as it is fascinating to read. It weaves together their remarkable experiences with the latest research to tell the amazing story of these Arctic predators, tracing the animals back to their evolutionary roots and looking ahead to the future of polar bears on a warming planet Earth.Through informative and engaging language, Derocher carefully explains the sea ice ecosystem that is essential to the survival of polar bears. He addresses the threat of global warming to the Arctic—home to polar bears for tens of thousands of years—and describes in impressive detail their feeding habits, distribution, den ecology, and reproduction. Lynch’s vivid photographs capture all this and more as they chronicle the wide range of polar bear behavior, from family rituals to ferocious predatory practices. Captivating, accurate, and inspiring, Polar Bears belongs in the hands of all who love the wild.

Pollyanna: The Second Glad Book (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

by Eleanor H. Porter

When orphaned Pollyanna Whittier comes to live with her stern maiden aunt, the entire town of Beldingsville is affected by the bubbly nature of this lively eleven-year-old. Not only is she perpetually cheerful, she also brightens the lives of everyone she meets.How does Pollyanna manage to be so eternally optimistic? How does she spread her bright outlook among the sick, sad, and abrasive people of the town and transform the life of her lonely aunt? It's the "glad game," she says, describing the antidote to hardship and depressed spirits. But in a serious accident, the town almost loses its "Glad Girl," and everyone looks for a way to make this youngster happy again.Translated into several languages since its original publication in 1913, Pollyanna has been made into a Broadway play, as well as a popular motion picture. One of the best-loved children's stories of all time, this classic—along with its spirited heroine—will inspire readers for years to come.

Princess Academy: New Edition (Princess Academy Ser. #2)

by Shannon Hale

This long-awaited follow-up to Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy hit the New York Times bestseller list in the first week of US publication. A rich and compelling fantasy about one girl's journey to discover where her home and heart truly belong in a divided world is reminiscent of the best writing by authors like Eva Ibbotson and Cornelia Funke.With a chance to study at the university and live at the Queen's Castle, Miri leaves village life and is thrust into the bustling chaos of the city. Her best friend, Britta, has been chosen by the Prince of Asland to be his bride, and the royal wedding is fast approaching. But helping Britta prepare for her future is not an easy task. When Miri discovers a secret plot against the royal court - which is motivated by good - she feels torn. Will she choose loyalty to the princess, or reform for the people? As Miri struggles to resolve this dilemma in her own mind, her heart is suffering: an old love comforts her; a new crush consumes her; she yearns for her homeland. Can Miri find her way in this new place, or will she be considered a traitor? The fate of the kingdom is at stake.

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale Of True Love And High Adventure

by William Goldman

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.

The Princetta

by Anne-Laure Bondoux

Princess Malva-the Princetta of Galnicia-flees her kingdom and an arranged marriage, only to find herself betrayed by the very man who promised to help her. Orpheus is the son of a sea-captain-turned-pirate and is determined to make a name of his own commanding a ship in Galnicia's royal armada. But when their paths cross on the high seas, so do their destinies. Together the Princetta and Orpheus will travel to edges of the Known World and beyond . . . a journey from which only one of them will return alive. Shipwrecks, shark attacks, barbarians, and mysterious archipelagos await readers in this lavish fantasy-adventure written by one of France's most celebrated authors.

Prison Ship: The Adventures of Sam Witchall

by Paul Dowswell

Sam fights in a fierce battle against the Danish Fleet, led by none other than Admiral Nelson himself, and against all odds victory is theirs. Peace is declared and Britain's war with most of Northern Europe is over. Sam can go home. But on the journey back, he witnesses a crime, for which he is framed. He is sentenced to death, but at the last minute this sentence is commuted to transportation to Australia. With petty thieves, vicious criminals, women and other children, Sam begins an eight month journey to the other side of the world, and a life of slavery in the harsh Australian interior. He knows that, against all odds, he must escape.

Prison Ship: Adventures of a Young Sailor

by Paul Dowswell

In March 1801, a mere six weeks after Sam Witchall's ship wrecked off the Cornish coast, his hopes for getting home are dashed when he is framed for theft and sent to Australia for punishment. The fifteen-thousand mile, eight-month journey is a hard and horrible one, and when he and his good friend Richard finally arrive, they find themselves fighting for their lives in the Australian bush. This epic sequel to Powder Monkey is every bit as exciting and action packed as its predecessor. "Adventure fans will not be disappointed with the daring rescues, shark attacks, espionage, and heated battles that fill the pages of this historically accurate and vastly entertaining sequel." -School Library Journal

Private Peaceful: A Play For One Actor

by Michael Morpurgo Simon Reade

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.This edition also includes introductory essays by Michael Morpurgo, Associate Director of Private Peaceful Mark Leipacher, as well as an essay from Simon Reade, adaptor & director of this stage adaptation of Private Peaceful.

Ptolemy's Gate (The Bartimaeus Sequence #Bk. 3)

by Jonathan Stroud

The tremendous climax of the Bartimaeus sequence. Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is with an alliance between djinn and ordinary people.Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain – the Other Place – which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat.The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control and all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty settle old scores to prevent the earth's destruction?

Puck of Pook's Hill

by Rudyard Kipling

Classic Kipling children's story. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If- (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known. " In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Pure Dead Brilliant (Pure Dead #3)

by Debi Gliori

There's trouble brewing at StregaSchloss! When Signora Strega-Borgia invites some would-be witches to stay, weird things begin to happen. Pandora can't resist the temptation of time travel - and Titus picks up a strange and deadly computer virus. Are they falling under the witches' spell? Or is the ghost of the Strega-Borgias' past coming back to haunt them all?

Questors

by Joan Lennon

The Incredibles meets The Wizard of Oz in this fantasy page-turner full of action, atmosphere and humour.Three worlds, held in perfect balance. Nothing can change that. Apart from a cataclysmic disruption in the Space-Time continuum! Enter three perfectly designed heroes, Madlen, Bryn and Cam, who have been created to save the worlds - but the only problem is, they're not ready yet. They're still kids and they have no idea what they're looking for or where they'll find it. And a sinister villain has tampered with their DNA, so they're not quite as perfect as they should be. There's trouble in store - and the Questors don't know where - or when - to expect it...Embark on a quest of your own - go to www.joanlennon.co.uk

Racing Manhattan

by Terence Blacker

Jay Barton has spent her life on the outside, being overlooked and mocked for her tomboy ways. All she wants to do is ride her favourite pony, which belongs to her much wealthier cousin. But then Jay shows a talent for winning the illegal pony races her uncle takes her to, and he starts to push her to take more and more risks. At 15, Jay decides to run away, to live the life of a stable hand.Her fortunes are changed when she meets Manhattan: a pedigree grey racehorse who has used up all her chances and is now neglected and despised. Jay recognises a fellow misfit. She fights to give Manhattan one last opportunity to show she is the champion she was born to be. Together, they face a world of prejudice and cruelty and fight back the only way they know – by becoming the best.

The Railway Children: International Women's Day Classics (The Psammead Ser.)

by C. E. Brock E. Nesbit

When their father is suddenly taken away, the children's lives change overnight. Unable to afford their London home, the family must move to a small cottage in the Yorkshire countryside. Hiding their sadness from their mother, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis roam the fields all day. Every morning they can be seen waving as the 9.15 train roars past, imagining that it will can carry their love to their father, wherever he may be. The trio become a familiar sight and their bravery and quick-thinking avert a railway disaster. There is a kind old gentleman passenger never fails to wave back - little do the children realise how much his friendship will mean to them, especially in solving the mystery to their father's disappearance.

Rainbow Valley (Anne Shirley Ser. #7)

by L. M. Montgomery

When the new minister, Reverend John Meredith, arrives at the manse, the village is scandalised by his children's behaviour. He is the best preacher they've ever had, but since his wife died the youngsters have run wild. Anne recognises their kindness, though, and before long the four young Merediths are firm friends with her own six children at Ingleside - and up to all sorts of schemes. They meet at a private hideout - a hollow they call Rainbow Valley - and their adventures range from boisterous escapades to saving the life of a young orphan.

The Rains (The\rains Brothers Ser. #Vol. 1)

by Gregg Hurwitz

Winner of the Thriller Award for Best YA Novel 2018THE EXCLUSIVE EARLY EBOOK AND THE FIRST BOOK IN THE HIGH-OCTANE YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE THRILLER SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ.It's never really been my thing to be the brave one - that's always been my older brother Patrick - but something world-changing is happening in our small town of Creek's Cause. Parasites have infected everyone over the age of eighteen, making them violent, and if they even sniff a kid they either bash our brains in or take us back to their creepy lair.We're trapped at the school with the other remaining survivors, including Patrick's girlfriend Alex, and we don't know how long we'll last. The school is surrounded by infected adults, and we're sure that there is something else out there, something controlling the people that used to be our parents, our guardians. But here's the real problem, Patrick is turning eighteen in a few days, so it's up to me - Chance Rain - to find a way to save him. And maybe, just maybe if we survive the next few weeks then we can help save humanity.From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X and comics in the Batman, Wolverine, and Punisher universes comes The Rains, a thrilling adventure as relentless as The Hunger Games and as page-turning as Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.

Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: The New Science of Optimism and Pessimism

by Elaine Fox

Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Glass half-full or half-empty? Do you look on the bright side or turn towards the dark? These are easy questions for most of us to answer, because our personality types are hard-wired into our brains. As pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist Elaine Fox has discovered, our outlook on life reflects our primal inclination to seek pleasure or avoid danger—inclinations that, in many people, are healthily balanced. But when our 'fear brain' or 'pleasure brain' is too strong, the results can be disastrous, as those of us suffering from debilitating shyness, addiction, depression, or anxiety know all too well.Luckily, anyone suffering from these afflictions has reason to hope. Stunning breakthroughs in neuroscience show that our brains are more malleable than we ever imagined. In Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain, Fox describes a range of techniques—from traditional cognitive behavioural therapy to innovative cognitive bias retraining exercises—that can actually alter our brains’ circuitry, strengthening specific thought processes by exercising the neural systems that control them. The implications are enormous: lifelong pessimists can train themselves to think positively and find happiness, while pleasure-seekers inclined toward risky or destructive behavior can take control of their lives. Drawing on her own cutting-edge research, Fox shows how we can retrain our brains to brighten our lives and learn to flourish. With keen insights into how genes, life experiences and cognitive processes interleave together to make us who we are, Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain revolutionises our basic concept of individuality. We learn that we can influence our own personalities, and that our lives are only as 'sunny' or as 'rainy' as we allow them to be.

Raised by Wolves: Book 1 (Raised by Wolves #Bk. 1)

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Jennifer Lynn Barnes Quercus Quercus

Pack life is about order, but Bryn is about to push all the limits, with hair-raising results. At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule. Little fazes her. But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her parents come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences. A thrilling new YA adventure, with an electrifying link between a tough heroine and an exciting boy-were at its heart, Raised by Wolves will leave you howling for more.

Rapunzel's Revenge

by Nathan Hale Dean Hale Shannon Hale

This stunning, hilarious, and action-packed graphic novel co-written by New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Shannon Hale re-imagines Rapunzel's story . . . in the wild west!Rapunzel escapes her tower-prison all on her own, only to discover a world beyond what she'd ever known before. Determined to rescue her real mother and to seek revenge on her kidnapper would-be mother, Rapunzel and her very long braids team up with Jack (of Giant killing fame) and together they preform daring deeds and rescues all over the western landscape, eventually winning the justice they so well deserve.Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale:Graphic Novelswith Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan HaleRapunzel's Revenge Calamity JackThe Books of BayernThe Goose GirlEnna BurningRiver SecretsForest BornThe Princess Academy trilogyPrincess AcademyPrincess Academy: Palace of StonePrincess Academy: The Forgotten SistersBook of a Thousand DaysDangerousFor AdultsAustenlandMidnight in AustenlandThe Actor and the Housewife

REBORN (REMADE #2)

by Alex Scarrow

REBORN is the gripping sequel to the apocalyptic thriller REMADE, by bestselling author of the Timeriders series, Alex Scarrow.Eighteen months have passed since the events of REMADE. Leon and Freya have seen no sign of the virus, clinging on to the hope that two hard winters may have just killed it off. When news of a rescue ship arriving off the coast comes in, the pair are on the move once again.But all is not as safe as it seems. The virus has been busy. It has learned and evolved. And now it is reborn . . .This book has also been published in paperback as Plague Nation.

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode Of The American Civil War...

by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is the fictionalized account of a Union soldier's life in the American Civil War. It recounts the experiences of lowly private Henry Fleming, who dreams of honour won on the battlefield. His illusions are undone however, when he comes face to face with the horrors of war. Stephen Crane's classic is, with the possible exception of Gone With the Wind, the best-known of all civil war novels.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode Of The American Civil War...

by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is the fictionalized account of a Union soldier's life in the American Civil War. It recounts the experiences of lowly private Henry Fleming, who dreams of honour won on the battlefield. His illusions are undone however, when he comes face to face with the horrors of war. Stephen Crane's classic is, with the possible exception of Gone With the Wind, the best-known of all civil war novels.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

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