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Musical Instruments: Musical Instruments (How Things Work #1)

by Ade Deane-Pratt

Combining Science and Design and Technology, this title examines the technology of musical instruments. A scientific explanation with the help of annotated diagrams and illustrations is followed by examples of instruments that produce sound in this way. Musical instruments examined include guitars, drums, oboes and pianos.

Mutiny On Board HMS Bounty (Great Illustrated Classics #Vol. 19)

by William Bligh

On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise.Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers.However, this is only half the story – William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned.This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny.Also includes an exclusive Foreword by former World Sailor of the Year Pete Goss, who offers a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Bounty's crew, whether castaway or mutineer.

Mutiny on the Bounty (Signet Classics #19)

by William Bligh

Cast out from their ship by Fletcher Christian and his rebel band, William Bligh and eighteen seamen were forced to journey thousands of miles to the nearest port in a small open boat, with inadequate supplies and without a compass or charts. This time-honored classic, written in 1790, is Bligh's personal account of an extraordinary feat of seamanship, in which he used a sextant, a pocket watch, and his own iron will to direct an ill-equipped vessel and crew to safety across nearly 4,000 miles of rolling sea.Bligh's memoir also recounts the events of a routine voyage of scientific exploration to Tahiti that achieved legendary status when it erupted into the world's most famous mutiny. The captain's narrative offers a marked contrast to the familiar tale of film and fiction. Anyone who thrilled to the Bounty movies, along with all lovers of maritime adventure, will be captivated by this story of daring and perseverance.

My Best Fiend

by Lavelle Sheila

Angela is Charlie's best friend, or best fiend as Charlie accidentally wrote in her essay. But fiend is probably a better word, as it's Angela who puts a spider in Miss Menzies' sandwich, and plasters glue all over Laurence Parker's chair... Angela has a knack of getting Charlie into heaps of trouble but friend or fiend, life is never dull for Charlie when Angela is around!

My Best Friend The Suffragette (My Best Friend Ser.)

by Sally Morgan

Join two best friends as history is made in 1913. Eleven-year-old Christine has been taught that a girl's place is at home looking after her family and putting up with BEASTLY BIG BROTHERS. Mary has been taught that a girl's place is learning how to CHANGE THE WORLD. After meeting outside the suffragette headquarters, the girls become fast friends, writing as often as they can. Their letters fly back and forth across London, as the VOTES FOR WOMEN campaign threatens to bring the nation to its knees - buildings BURNING, windows SMASHING, postboxes EXPLODING... Will their friendship survive? Celebrating one hundred years since women first gained the right to vote, MY BEST FRIEND THE SUFFRAGETTE is an exciting read for children aged 6+, packed with fascinating historical details.

My Body! What I Say Goes! (PDF)

by Jayneen Sanders Anna Hancock

The crucial skills taught in this book will help children to protect their bodies from inappropriate touch. Children will be empowered to say in a strong and clear voice, "This is my body! What I say goes!" Through age-appropriate illustrations and engaging text this book, written by the author of 'No Means No!' and 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept', will teach children the following crucial and empowering skills in personal body safety: • identifying safe and unsafe feelings • recognizing early warning signs • developing a safety network • using the correct names for private parts • understanding the difference safe and unsafe touch • understanding the difference between secrets and surprises • respecting body boundaries. Approximately 20% of girls, and 8% of boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday (Pereda, et al, 2009). Parents, caregivers, and educators have a duty of care to protect children by teaching them Body Safety skills. These skills empower children, and go a long way in keeping them safe from abuse - ensuring they grow up as assertive and confident teenagers and adults. Also included in this book are in-depth Discussion Questions to further enhance the learning and to initiate important family conversations around body autonomy.

My Brother's Famous Bottom Gets Crowned!

by Jeremy Strong

Nicholas's neighbours are in a royal frenzy! They're celebrating the Queen's coronation (whatever that means) and everyone's gone BONKERS! Dad's dressing up as a banana and why has Cheese got a crown on his bottom? It's going to be the biggest street party they've ever had, until a letter from the Prince and Princess announcing the arrival of THEIR very own twins adds an extra-special surprise!* Jeremy Strong is the bestselling and award-winning author of The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog, My Brother's Famous Bottom, Cartoon Kid and Krazy Kow Saves the World, Well Almost! * The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog was the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, and Jeremy was a World Book Day author. * Perfect for reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, The Brilliant Wolrd of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon and Andy Stanton's Mr Gum books. * Cover illustrations by Nick Sharratt. Jeremy Strong once worked in a bakery, putting the jam into three thousand doughnuts every night. Now he puts the jam in stories instead, which he finds much more exciting. At the age of three, he fell out of a first-floor bedroom window and landed on his head. His mother says that this damaged him for the rest of his life and refuses to take any responsibility. He loves writing stories because he says it is 'the only time you alone have complete control and can make anything happen'. His ambition is to make you laugh (or at least snuffle). Jeremy Strong lives near Bath with his wife, Gillie, four cats and a flying cow. Join Jeremy Strong's Krazy Klub at www.jeremystrong.co.uk

My Brother's Famous Bottom Makes a Splash! (My Brother's Famous Bottom)

by Jeremy Strong

A new hilarious adventure in the My Brother's Famous Bottom series by King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong.Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey! But with Cheese and Tomato causing chaos with stray tortoises, Dad having to be rescued by the lifeguard, and Mum setting off the hotel sprinkler system with her belly-dancing routine, rest and relaxation are not on the cards!

My Dad (Family World #2)

by Caryn Jenner

Who is in your family? Do you have a dad? All around the world people have dads. How are they like your dad? How are they different? In this book, find out about dads and their families all around the world.This book is part of the 'Family World' series. It looks at key family members and the variety of roles that they play in children's lives all around the world. Each book has easy-to-follow sentences with simple questions to open up discussion. They are packed with engaging photos of families all over the world for the reader to explore.

My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.<P><P> A Newbery Honor book

My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett Ruth Chrisman Gannett

When Elmer Elevator tells a stray cat about his dream of being able to fly, he learns of a captive dragon on Wild Island. The dragon has been forced by the jungle residents to serve as their shuttle across a wide river — and anyone who rescues the dragon from its cruel captors might be entitled to a free ride.Elmer needs no further encouragement to stow away aboard a ship to the island, where he matches wits with hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other moody creatures. A charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book, this comic adventure story has delighted generations of children.

My Funny Family (My Funny Family #1)

by Chris Higgins

Mattie is nine years old and she worries about everything. Which isn't surprising. Because when you have a family as big and crazy as hers, there's always something to worry about.Will the seeds she's planted in the garden with her brothers and sisters grow into fruit and veg like everyone promised? Why does it seem as if Grandma doesn't like them sometimes? And what's wrong with Mum?Fortunately, reassurance is always close to hand in this first winning story about the lovable Butterfield clan.

My Funny Family Down Under (My Funny Family)

by Chris Higgins

The Butterfields are on the other side of the world visiting Uncle Bruce and Aunty Sheila. Australian life is unlike anything they have ever known before! Kangaroos, emus, frying eggs on the patio ... Will they ever want to go home? Join the Butterfields on their Australian adventure!

My Funny Family's Got Talent (My Funny Family)

by Chris Higgins

Mum's 30th birthday is coming up and after such a hectic year for the Butterfields, Mattie wants to make it extra-special.Aided by best friend Lucinda, Mattie decides a talent show to showcase the Butterfields' unique skills will be the best birthday surprise for Mum. With a host of unruly Butterfields and Lucinda's parents coming to watch, however, have Mattie and Lucinda bitten off more than they can chew?

My Invisible Sister

by Beatrice Colin Sara Pinto

Ten-year-old Frank and his family have moved nine times in eleven years, and Frank has had it. No more new schools or new friends. This time Frank's going to make his sister love the place so much she never wants to leave. Because, you see, when your sister is invisible, she can do pretty much whatever she likes. And if she gets unhappy . . .

My Magical Life: Tom Fletcher Book Club Title 2018

by Zach King Beverly Arce

Selected as a title in Tom Fletcher's Book Club 2018! -------------A debut series from the mega-talented Zach King, full of laughs, zany action and more than a hint of magic.Eleven-year-old Zach has magical powers, just like everyone in his family, but he's having trouble harnessing his abilities... Obviously being magical, but not being able to use his abilities isn't exactly great for ZachSo, his parents decide he needs to be around real people. No more home schooling- it's time to go to the scary world of secondary school! But Zach can't resist a bit of magic... A simple spell ends with him and his best friend stuck in a vending machine. Someone filmed it and by the next day he's gone viral on YouTube, getting the attention of Rachel, the prettiest girl at school. With everyone wondering how Zach does his tricks, and with head mean girl Trisha plotting to bring him down, Zach's got his work cut out if he's going to survive year 7 and keep his dreams of becoming a master magician intact.Get the app! With the My Magical Life app, you can bring the book to life in front of your eyes!

My Name is Mina (Skellig Ser.)

by David Almond

There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina's life in Mina's own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribblings and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life.In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig.Shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal.

My New Childminder: Childminder (My New #5)

by Jillian Powell

Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.

My New Dad: Dad (My New #4)

by Jillian Powell

Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.

My New Friend: Friend (My New #3)

by Jillian Powell

Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.

My New School: School (My New #1)

by Jillian Powell

Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.

My New Sister: Sister (My New #2)

by Jillian Powell

Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.

Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy: Special (Rainbow Magic)

by Daisy Meadows

Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. Naughty Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year he's decided nobody else will either! He's stolen the three magical objects that Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy needs to make sure children all over the world get their presents. Can Kirsty and Rachel find the precious items in time to keep Christmas magical?'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.comIf you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

National Theatre Playscripts: War Horse (PDF)

by Michael Morpurgo Nick Stafford Handspring Puppet Company Staff

Working in partnership with the National Theatre, these new playscripts bring the theatre alive in the classroom. Each play has been carefully selected to ensure maximum impact and relevance to students, while the activities and teaching support are underpinned by National Theatre strategies so that teachers can feel confident using these approaches. Vibrant production images and the "Making the play" section show how the play is brought to life on stage while the activities combine a focus on English skills with the play as a performance. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, Nick Stafford's acclaimed adaptation tells the story of Joey, beloved horse of a young farm boy, Albert. Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to France to fight in the trenches of the First World War where he faces the unrelenting horrors and dangers of the front line. Desperate to be reunited, Albert secretly enlists and sets off on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran: A Real-life Account Of His Journey From Iran (Seeking Refuge)

by Andy Glynne

This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to flee Iran as there were threats on his life.Told in Navid's own words, the story highlights the terror and hardship that Navid and his mother suffered in their long journey to follow his father to a safe place, and the strange feelings that Navid had towards him when they were reunited.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.

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