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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This splendid collection of mysteries carries readers back to a gas-lit era, when literature's greatest detective team lived on Baker Street. A dozen of Holmes and Watson's best-known cases include "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," "The Five Orange Pips," "The Copper Beeches," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."

Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, aka "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works-- and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when, having skipped school, he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison, where they're mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state, where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. Can one teenage hacker fight back against a government out of control? Maybe, but only if he's really careful . . . and very, very smart.

Anatomy & Physiology

by OpenStax College

Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students. The textbook follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage and organization were informed by hundreds of instructors who teach the course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. The artwork for this textbook is aimed focusing student learning through a powerful blend of traditional depictions and instructional innovations. Color is used sparingly, to emphasize the most important aspects of any given illustration. Significant use of micrographs from the University of Michigan complement the illustrations, and provide the students with a meaningful alternate depiction of each concept. Finally, enrichment elements provide relevance and deeper context for students, particularly in the areas of health, disease, and information relevant to their intended careers.

Political Geography

by Joe Painter Dr Alex Jeffrey

"A very good overview. Covers the key topics well and in an accessible and engaging style." - Dr Daniel Hammett, Department of Geography, Sheffield University This is a revised and updated edition of a core undergraduate resource for political geography. Focusing on the social and cultural while systematically overviewing the entire discipline, Joe Painter and Alex Jeffrey explain: Politics, geography, and 'political' geography: power, resources, institutions, and the history of the field State formation: classical views alongside recent work on governance and governmentality Welfare to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategies Democracy, citizenship and law: different models of democracy in European and global contexts Identity and social movements: the relation between identity and political action Nationalism and regionalism: ethnicity, national identity and "otherness" Imperialism and post-colonialism: from world systems theory to post-structuralist accounts Geopolitics: the political, economic, and strategic significance of geography. Comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with real world examples, Political Geography provides undergraduates with a thorough understanding of the relationship between geography and politics.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

Mr Wonka's inventions are out of this world. He's thought up every kind of sweet imaginable in his amazing chocolate factory, but no one has ever seen inside, or met Mr Wonka! Charlie can't believe his luck when he finds a golden ticket and wins the trip of a lifetime around the famous factory.

Writing Poems (PDF)

by Peter Sansom

Drawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows would-be poets how to write better, how to write authentically, and how to say genuinely what is to be said. He illustrates his book with many useful examples, covering the areas of writing techniques and procedures and drafting.

Blood Brothers

by Willy Russell

A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. 'Willy Russell is less concerned with political tub-thumping than with weaving a close-knit story about the working of fate and destiny. It carries one along with it in almost unreserved enjoyment Guardian One of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals , Blood Brothers premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983.

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Pip's life changes when he is provided with money by a secret benefactor and he goes to London to live as a gentleman. He thinks he will now be able to marry the woman he loves. But Pip's "great expectations" do not turn out as he hoped.

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas

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. 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.

An Inspector Calls: Heinemann Plays for 14-16+

by J. B. Priestley

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl's suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death. Written by senior examiners to meet the AQA/B specification, this text aims to help both higher and foundation students develop skills needed for the exam. It has sample questions, guidance on how to answer them and practical advice on how the exam will be marked and what examiners are looking for.

AQA GCSE Biology (PDF)

by Ann Fullick Lawrie Ryan

The UK's bestselling GCSE Science series has now been updated and specifically tailored for the new 2016 AQA GCSE Science (9-1) specifications. Supporting your students on their journey from Key Stage 3 and through to success in the new linear GCSE qualifications, this series help students and teachers monitor progress, while supporting the increased demand, mathematical content, and new practical requirements. All Student Books have entered the AQA approval process. This Student Book offers:- Fully integrated and differentiated support tailored to the new 9-1 GCSE specification - Practical feature and chapter to support the required practicals and skills - Maths chapter and worked examples to support the increased mathematical demand of the new GCSE - Synoptic links and questions to develop synoptic skills - Differentiated and ramped questions based on our new GCSE assessment model - New practice questions including maths, practical, synoptic, and extended writing

Bookshare Demo: The Rocket Boys of NIH

by Don Luckett

Fifty-two years ago, members of a review committee at the National Institutes of Health dug into their wallets and purses to give a "grant" to a 9-year-old boy named Terence Boylan of Snyder, N.Y. His energetic request for $10 to build a rocket ship with his 14-year old friend Bruce Cook moved distinguished members of this NIH committee to invest in the future. Bookshare demo title.

CGP GCSE Shakespeare: Macbeth, The Text Guide (PDF)

by Cgp Books

Provides an introduction to Shakespeare's play with sections on the characters, themes, language and background, and guidance on how to tackle the kind of questions that come up at GCSE. This guide includes a comic strip to help make sense of the story.

The BFG

by Roald Dahl

Giants are known for eating children. So when Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG, she fears for her life. But luckily he is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours. They become good friends and cook up a plan to rid the world of bad giants.

The Butterfly Lion

by Michael Morpurgo Christian Birmingham

ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. "All my life I'll think you you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you. " Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is one of the best-selling novels ever published and takes its title from the horse who narrates the story. Black Beauty begins his young life in the English countryside and eventually becomes a cab horse in London. After many moves and changes, he retires back in his beloved green pastures, where he reflects on the treatment he received, both good and bad, by his owners and handlers. The only book by English author Anna Sewell, Black Beauty was meant to call for humane and ethical treatment of animals, particularly horses, with which Sewell shared a special bond throughout her life. First published in 1877, Black Beauty has been adapted multiple times for film and television.

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Perhaps the most famous love story in the world, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's most enduring work, and from Shakespeare in Love to Shakespeare in the Park, these star-crossed lovers have met across a crowded stage for over four hundred years.

AQA GCSE Physics (PDF)

by Lawrie Ryan Jim Breithaupt

The UK's bestselling GCSE Science series has now been updated and specifically tailored for the new 2016 AQA GCSE Science (9-1) specifications. Supporting your students on their journey from Key Stage 3 and through to success in the new linear GCSE qualifications, this series help students and teachers monitor progress, while supporting the increased demand, mathematical content, and new practical requirements. This Student Book offers:- Fully integrated and differentiated support tailored to the new 9-1 GCSE specification - Practical feature and chapter to support the required practicals and skills - Maths chapter and worked examples to support the increased mathematical demand of the new GCSE - Synoptic links and questions to develop synoptic skills - Differentiated and ramped questions based on our new GCSE assessment model - New practice questions including maths, practical, synoptic, and extended writing

Gangsta Granny (PDF)

by David Walliams

Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers..

11-14 French: Studio 1 Pupil Book (PDF)

by Anneli Mclachlan Clive Bell

A modern look with lots of photographs and interesting topics captures pupils' interest right from the start.

The BFG (PDF)

by Roald Dahl

Giants are known for eating children. So when Sophie is snatched from her bed by the BFG, she fears for her life. But luckily he is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours. They become good friends and cook up a plan to rid the world of bad giants.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be? Suddenly Greg is dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last . . . even getting there is an adventure in itself! The three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But then horrible and mysterious things begin to happen. Harry keeps hearing strange voices, sinister and dark messages appear on the wall, and then Ron's sister Ginny disappears . . .

The Rocket Boys of NIH

by Don Luckett

Fifty-two years ago, members of a review committee at the National Institutes of Health dug into their wallets and purses to give a "grant" to a 9-year-old boy named Terence Boylan of Snyder, N.Y. His energetic request for $10 to build a rocket ship with his 14-year old friend Bruce Cook moved distinguished members of this NIH committee to invest in the future.

The Witches

by Roald Dahl

My orders are that every single child in this country shall be rrubbed out, sqvashed, sqvirttered and frrrittered before I come here again in vun year's time! Do I make myself clear? The Grand High Witch has a fiendish plan for getting rid of all the children in England. First, her fellow hags will take over all the sweet shops. Next, they will sell poisoned sweets and chocolate which will turn children into mice! Then, make way for the mouse traps... This terrible plan is overheard by the young boy narrator of the story. Fortunately, his grandma knows something about witches. Unfortunately, before he has a chance to consult her, he is turned into a mouse himself. Will the witches triumph? Are the children of England doomed? And what exactly is the secret behind grandma's missing finger? This award winning tale has all the answers.

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