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Stage Fright (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #4)

by Meg Cabot

Stage Fright is the fourth book in Meg Cabot's hilarious series for younger readers, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls.When Allie's class puts on a play, every girl in Room 209 wants to try out for the part of the princess – including Allie, Sophie and (ew!) Cheyenne. Not everyone can be the leading lady – but who will try to steal the show, who will get scared, and who will get a tiny bit jealous? Some not-so-friendly competition puts some of Allie Finkle's rules to the test . . . There are no small parts. Only small actors. May the best man – or woman – win. If you want to get anywhere, you can't play by the rules.

STAR FIGHTERS 1: Alien Attack (Star Fighters #Vol. 1)

by Max Chase

It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS!Alien AttackPeri is a first-year student at the IF Academy and has been selected for a rare unsupervised exercise in space, paired with Diesel, a half-Martian from the Academy. Whilst on exercise they witness Earth coming under bombardment from Xion spaceships and soon find themselves behind the controls of the Phoenix, the most advanced space vessel known to man. As the Solar System is torn apart by a war between the Xions and Meigwors, Peri and Diesel are drawn helplessly into the intergalactic conflict. Now they - along with stowaway girl Selene - must work together to find a way home.

STAR FIGHTERS 1: Alien Attack (Star Fighters #Vol. 1)

by Max Chase

Peri is a first-year student at the IF Academy and has been selected for a rare unsupervised exercise in space, paired with Diesel, a half-Martian from the Academy. While performing a routine exercise, they witness Earth coming under bombardment from Xion spaceships and soon find themselves behind the controls of the Phoenix, the most advanced space vessel known to man. As the Solar System is torn apart by a war between the Xions and Meigwors, Peri and Diesel are drawn helplessly into the intergalactic conflict. Now they - along with stowaway girl Selene - must work together to find a way home.

STAR FIGHTERS 2: Deadly Mission (Star Fighters)

by Max Chase

Daring RescueTo avenge the attack on earth, Peri and Diesel, have sided with the Meigworians in the new intergalactic conflict. They agree to rescue a Meigworian Prince, held captive by the Xions. But as they leave, the Meigwor insist that Otto, a gigantic Meigworian bounty hunter must accompany them, and Selene should stay behind to help fix the Phoenix. Our heroes capture the Prince and narrowly escape Xion, but the book ends with a twist - the prince says he is in fact the prince of Xion, not Meigwor, and they've just kidnapped him.

StarChaser: A TodHunter Moon Adventure (World Of Septimus Heap Ser. #3)

by Angie Sage

Return to the world of TodHunter Moon for her next adventure! The third book in the blockbuster fantasy series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage.Alice TodHunter Moon, known as Tod, had thought everything could go back to normal now that they had thwarted the plans of the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, and saved the last ever Orm Egg. She was looking forward to settling back into her life at the Wizard Tower and learning all the Magyk she could.But what no one realised was that without the Orm Egg safely embedded in the heart of the Magykal Ways, all the Magyk in the world would begin to fade.Can Tod find a way to reverse the destruction? Could the mysterious StarChaser spell be the key? Or will the Magyk be lost forever?A stunning conclusion to this enchanting trilogy, Angie Sage's latest adventure combines wondrous storytelling, breathtaking action and a heroine like no other.

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself (Piccolo Bks.)

by Judy Blume

Sally J. Freedman loves making up stories - stories in which she is always the star of her own lavish film spectaculars. But when her close-knit family is separated because of her brother's illness, even Sally's daydreams are not enough to comfort her. With her beloved father left behind in New Jersey, a winter in the Florida sunshine seems gloomy, and the cramped and dingy flat can't compare with her comfortable home, or her new classmates with her old friends. Worst of all it is 1947 and Sally is convinced that Adolf Hitler is alive and living in Miami Beach . . .Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, by bestselling author Judy Blume, is a insightful story which speaks directly to children in Judy Blume's inimitable style.

Stig of the Dump (A Puffin Book #42)

by Edward Ardizzone Clive King

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime.Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. It is the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig.Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1924. When he was young his family moved to a village called Ash, near Sevenoaks in Kent, which is the setting for Stig of the Dump. He went to Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He then served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service as a sailor and his work as a language teacher took him all over the world. Clive King lives with his family in Norfolk and is a full-time writer.Other titles by Clive King:Hamid of Aleppo; The Town that Went South; The 22 Letters; The Night the Water Came; Snakes and Snakes; Me and My Million; The Inner Ring series; The Devil's Cut; Ninny's Boat; The Sound of propellors; The Seashore People; A Touch of Class

Stitch Head

by Guy Bass

In the maze-like dungeons of Castle Grotteskew, the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus conducts his bizarre experiments on living things. His very first creation has long been forgotten - a small, almost-human creature, known only as Stitch Head.

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, In Afghanistan And Pakistan

by Greg Mortenson

In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women - all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.

Stop Bullying Me!: Stop Bullying Me! (Putting on a Play #1)

by Jenny Powell

Harry loves to learn everything from geography to maths but Louis thinks this makes Harry a geek. Louis and his gang begin to bully Harry every day. What can Harry do to stop the bullies?

Stories of Magic and Mischief: Contains 30 classic tales (Bumper Short Story Collections)

by Enid Blyton

A selection of 30 magical and mischievous short stories by Britain's most beloved children's author - perfect for sharing at Halloween! Witches and pixies abound in this magical selection of thirty short stories, perfect for seasonal reading and sharing. With lots of humour and fantastic characters these classic tales are ideal for younger children being read to and for newly confident readers to read alone. Each story stands alone and is the perfect length for reading at bedtime or in the classroom.Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers.Read all of Enid Blyton's bestselling short story collections: Springtime StoriesSummer StoriesHoliday StoriesSummer Holiday StoriesSummertime StoriesStories of Wizards and WitchesStories of Magic and Mischief Christmas TalesChristmas TreatsWinter Tales***Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

The Storm Keeper’s Island

by Catherine Doyle

'Magical in every way' EOIN COLFER'Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE'So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea' KATHERINE RUNDELLWhen Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ...Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.

The Storm Keeper’s Island

by Catherine Doyle

An evocative tale of ancient magic, bravery, and family bonds.“Fans of Harry Potter or Percy Jackson can add Fionn Boyle as a generous and brave hero from the Emerald Isle.” – School Library ConnectionFionn Boyle comes from a long line of brave seafarers, people with the ocean behind their eyes. But he can't help but fear the open sea. For years, Fionn's mother has told him stories of Arranmore Island, a strange place that seems to haunt her. Fionn has always wondered about this mysterious island, and from the day he arrives he starts noticing things that can't be explained. He can sense the island all around him, and it feels like the island is watching him, too.Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for his grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. But as Fionn and the other descendants of Arranmore's most powerful families fight to become the island's next champion, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling a long-ago war and changing Fionn's life and the island's future forever.

The Storm Makers

by Jennifer E Smith

From the author of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE comes Jennifer E Smith's THE STORM MAKERS - an adventure novel filled with friendship and mystery for any reader of Eva Ibbotson.When twins Ruby and Simon's parents move the family from their cozy home in Chicago to a ramshackle farm in the middle of nowhere the only thing on Ruby's mind is: when can we move back home? With miles of empty fields surrounding them, Ruby and Simon are growing apart, and Ruby doesn't know how to stop it. That is, until strange occurrences begin happening on the farm - sudden gusts of wind, rain storms, and even tornado warnings - that seem eerily timed to Simon's emotions. When a stranger shows up and tells the twins that Simon is a Storm Maker - part of a clandestine group of people entrusted with controlling and taming the weather - and that he is in great danger, Simon and Ruby discover a world of adventure lurking behind the backdrop of peaceful fields and farms. Soon Ruby and Simon are racing against the clock as they try to master Simon's powers in time to stop a rogue Storm Maker's dangerous and potentially deadly plans.

A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based On The Epic Tv Miniseries The Bible

by Roma Downey Mark Burnett

A STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US is a sweeping narrative that dramatises some of the most important events and characters in the Bible. The book reads like a fine novel, dramatising the sweep of biblical events, making the men and women of scripture come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. All are historically and theologically accurate. The Bible, a ten-hour mini-series on the History Channel will be based on the story, and the script has been reviewed by a number of Christian church leaders and seminarians for authenticity. Many prominent biblical characters will be portrayed in the story: Moses, David, Daniel, John the Baptist and of course, Jesus. The book will also highlight the prophetic significance of the empires that controlled Israel (Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians and Romans), as well as the many Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah.

A Story of God and All of Us - Young Readers Edition: A Novel Based On The Epic Tv Miniseries The Bible

by Roma Downey Mark Burnett

Abridged to be age appropriate for older primary school readers, THE STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US is the tale of Jesus Christ, abridged, told through his eyes, starting with his crucifixion and flashing back through the story of the world and the reason he was sent to die on the cross. It is a Bible story, exhaustively researched, correct to the last detail, not trivialised or altered in the least. A chronologically accurate account from Genesis to Revelation, with a riveting progression of interesting characters, epic stories and events woven together so that THE STORY OF GOD AND ALL OF US reads like a sweeping historical novel and page-turner you can't put down. Featuring an introduction by Roma Downey and a colour insert of exciting photos from TV mini-series The Bible.

The Story of Holly and Ivy

by Rumer Godden

It is Christmas Eve and, for the toys in Mr Blossom's shop, it is their last chance to be sold. Holly, a small doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child. But the day ends and Holly is left in the window. On Christmas morning a little lost orphan girl finds herself outside the toyshop. Ivy has never had a doll to love, but when she sees Holly, she knows at once that this doll is meant specially for her. But Ivy has no money, and the shop is closed . . .The Story of Holly and Ivy is a Christmas classic by Rumer Godden, beautifully illustrated by Christian Birmingham.

The Story of Siegfried

by James Baldwin

The story of Siegfried, the brave young man who rode through fire to awaken the lovely Brunhild from a long sleep, has been told many times and in many variations. James Baldwin's account, written well over 100 years ago, has taken bits and pieces from many different versions. The result is an adventure-packed retelling of tales describing "The Curse of Gold," "Nibelungen Land," "The Journey to Burgundy-Land," "How Spring-Time Came," "The War with the North-Kings," and fifteen other stories taken from ancient Icelandic texts known as the Eddas.This captivating collection transports young readers across a supernatural bridge to a world of dragons, giants, and gods, delighting adventure lovers with its rich selection of timeless tales.

The Story of the Amulet (The Psammead Ser. #3)

by E. Nesbit H. R. Millar

At a pet shop near the British Museum, the children discover their old friend the Psammead, caged and miserable. The children pool their pocket money together to rescue it, and in gratitude, the Psammead tells them to buy an amulet - or rather, half an amulet. Incomplete, the magic charm can take them to any place and time to search for its other half; but when the amulet is whole, it will have the power to give the children their hearts' desire. In their quest, the children visit ancient Egypt, Atlantis and Babylon - they even meet Julius Caesar. But their adventures are not without danger: if they lose the amulet on their travels they will be lost in time, unable to ever return home.

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

by Howard Pyle

Generations of children have thrilled to Howard Pyle's skillful retelling of the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This book is one of the best of the series — a rich chronicle that includes the stirring adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail as well as the last chapter in the life of King Arthur.The book begins with the exciting story of Sir Geraint — how he fought with the knights of the Sparrow-Hawk, how he set right the wrongs of the earldom, how he destroyed three giants of the highway and more. The narrative then takes up the thrilling exploits of Sir Galahad ("the most perfect knight who ever lived"): his initiation into knighthood, how he came to the court of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. Finally, there are the last chapters in the life of King Arthur — his attack on Sir Lancelot, his fatal battle with Sir Mordred and Arthur's final journey to Avalon.Recounted in language appropriately medieval in flavor and enhanced with 39 of Howard Pyle's richly atmospheric illustrations, these tales promise a splendid reading experience — a magical journey to a far-off time and a bygone world of knightly valor and chivalric romance.

The Story Tree (Little Legends #6)

by Tom Percival

It's time to save Tale Town!Tale Town is on lockdown as Mayor Fitch prepares for an attack from the trolls. Desperate to gain the trolls’ magical power, he is encouraging a war and gambling his town’s safety on his quest for magical power.The children of Tale Town learn from their troll-child friend that Hurrilan, the leader of the trolls, is planning an attack. They must move fast to save their troll friend from danger, release Rufaro from Hurrilan’s crystal ball and convince the people of Tale Town of Fitch’s evil plan. All seems lost until a leaf from the story tree changes everything . . .

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Respected scientist Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that transforms him into his alter ego, the depraved Mr. Hyde, who indulges in acts of lust and brutality. Both a page-turner and an exploration of good and evil, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the best-known stories in all of literature. This short novel, first published in 1886, is the definition of a classic.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Respected scientist Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that transforms him into his alter ego, the depraved Mr. Hyde, who indulges in acts of lust and brutality. Both a page-turner and an exploration of good and evil, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the best-known stories in all of literature. This short novel, first published in 1886, is the definition of a classic.

Straw into Gold: A Rumpelstiltskin Retelling by Hilary McKay (Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales #2)

by Hilary McKay

Rumpelstiltskin - all my life I have been troubled by the injustice with which he was treated . . . Straw into Gold is an imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. Originally featured in Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales, this short story is sure to capture the imagination!From the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning storyteller Hilary McKay and featuring black-and-white line and tone illustrations from the talented Sarah Gibb.

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun (Hilary Mckay's Fairy Tales Ser. #2)

by Hilary McKay

This book was originally published in hardback as Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales.Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun is a classic fairy tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel.This gorgeous gift book features black-and-white line and tone illustrations throughout from the talented Sarah Gibb.

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