The Water Cycle


Author: Alison Milford
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008163884
Category:
Page: 48
View: 7786

We all need water to survive - without it there would be no life on Earth! Find out how the Earth recycles water, and what we can do to help. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: science, geography

The Life Cycle of a Polar Bear

Band 14/Ruby
Author: Catriona Clarke
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008208813
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9557



Surgery Through Time


Author: Anne Rooney
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007465415
Category: Readers
Page: 200
View: 6572

If we go into hospital today, we know anaesthetics, antibiotics and antiseptics will be used to make the visit as pain-free and safe as possible. But how were they discovered, and what were operations like before they were used? This fact-filled information book looks at the journey surgery has made, from its early days to modern hospitals. âe¢ Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. âe¢ Text type: An information book âe¢ Curriculum links: Science; History

Living in an Earthquake Zone

Band 13/Topaz
Author: Catriona Clarke
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008208783
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2209



Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book)


Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405929456
Category: Science
Page: 56
View: 5735

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin's pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection. Written by broadcaster, prize-winning author and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, it explores the extraordinary diversity of life on our planet through the complex interactions of one very simple theory. You'll discover the common origins of dogs and Brussels sprouts, how it is we're all mutants, where wings, ears and tails came from, why sex is good for you, how some dinosaurs evolved and survived, and why human evolution may finally have stopped. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: · Climate Change · Quantum Mechanics For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Collins Big Cat Picture Dictionary


Author: Evelyn Goldsmith
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007214057
Category: English language
Page: 64
View: 5516

With over 1000 illustrated words, this dictionary is a great way to build up your child's vocabulary. Arranged thematically, children can look and find lots of words in a variety of familiar, colourful settings. Additional language support is given at the back of the book.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes


Author: Eric Litwin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061910244
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 8747

Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.

The Hedgehog Mystery


Author: Ally Kennen
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007336388
Category: Children's stories
Page: 320
View: 8816

No one has a gran like Ellie and Morris. Gran has red hair, a leather jacket, and she's part of a motorbike gang. When Gran's lodger disappears with her motorbike, Ellie and Morris decide to take matters into their own hands. Find out what happens in this hilarious mystery, written by Carnegie nominee, Ally Kennen and illustrated by Mark Beech. * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * Text type: A mystery story

City of Bones


Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481455923
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 544
View: 2800

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

The Seamstress


Author: Frances de Pontes Peebles
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408816954
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 8913

Emília and Luzia dos Santos, orphaned when they are children, grow up under the protection of their aunt in the hillside village of Taquaritinga, Brazil. Raised as seamstresses, the sisters learn how to cut, how to mend and how to conceal. Emília treasures pretty, girlish things and longs to escape from the confines of the little town. Captivated by the romances she reads in magazines, she dreams of finding love in the bustle and glamour of the city. Luzia, scarred by a childhood accident that has left her with a deformed arm, knows that for her, real life can not be romantically embroidered, and so she finds solace in her sewing and in the secret prayers to the saints she believes once saved her life. But when Luzia is abducted by a gang of rebel bandits, the sisters' lives diverge in ways they never imagined. Whilst Luzia learns to survive in the unforgiving Brazilian outland, discovering love in the most unexpected of places, Emília meets the son of a wealthy doctor who seems to offer her everything she has always desired. But for the innocent dreamer, the excitement of her escape to the city is soon overshadowed by disillusion and loneliness. As she learns how to navigate the treacherous waters of Brazilian high society, the bandits' campaign against the land-owning 'Colonels' intensifies, and when a price is placed upon Luzia's head Emília realises she must risk everything in order to save her sister.

Hell Bent for Leather

Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict
Author: Seb Hunter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060722932
Category: Music
Page: 352
View: 8494

Seb Hunter wasn't just a heavy metal fan. He was a blind devotee who threw away his education and future prospects to become a rock star. In Hell Bent for Leather, he reaches into the most embarrassing depths of the family photo album to reveal his Wayne's World-esque teen years, taking readers on a (very loud) musical journey from his first guitar to his first gig and on, through groupies, girlfriends, too many drugs, spiraling egos, musical differences, and finally, the end of the dream -- and a much-needed haircut.In this nostalgic look at heavy metal culture, Seb Hunter has given us a moving portrait of adolescence and chasing your dream, reminding us all that it's better to have lost in rock than never to have rocked at all. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Protein Protocols Handbook


Author: John M. Walker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1603272593
Category: Science
Page: 809
View: 3326

In The Protein Protocols Handbook, I have attempted to provide a cross-section of analytical techniques commonly used for proteins and peptides, thus providing a benehtop manual and guide both for those who are new to the protein chemistry laboratory and for those more established workers who wish to use a technique for the first time. We each, of course, have our own favorite, commonly used gel system, g- staining method, blotting method, and so on; I'm sure you will find yours here. H- ever, I have also described a variety of altematives for many of these techniques; though they may not be superior to the methods you commonly use, they may nev- theless be more appropriate in a particular situation. Only by knowing the range of techniques that are available to you, and the strengths and limitations of these te- niques, will you be able to choose the method that best suits your purpose.

Life of Pi

A Novel
Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0151008116
Category: Fiction
Page: 319
View: 4914

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain. 40,000 first printing.

The Firebird

A Russian Folk Tale
Author: Theresa Breslin,June Crebbin
Publisher: Collins Big Cat
ISBN: 9780008147181
Category: Children's stories
Page: 48
View: 7822

June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Gray Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes them to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Low Country


Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061747130
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 6984

Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband—and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates in his successful land-developing conglomerate. To escape her stifling routine, Caro drinks a little too much. But her true solace is the Lowcountry island her beloved Granddaddy left her—an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a band of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose the business, she is devastated. The Lowcountry is her heritage—and what will happen to the ponies whose spirit and freedom have captivated her since childhood? Saving the island could cost Caroline more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance—and shatter long-held ideals about her role in society, her marriage, and ultimately, herself.

Predictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006135323X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
View: 6801

Intelligent, lively, humorous, and thoroughly engaging, "The Predictably Irrational" explains why people often make bad decisions and what can be done about it.

The Heart of Everything


Author: Henrietta McKervey
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444794159
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1148

The Heart of Everything is a taut and compelling account of the nature of family relationships and the uneasy grasp of the past over the present. Perfect for fans of Anne Tyler and Maggie O'Farrell. Mags Jensen begins her day as she always does - with a list. Once it is complete, she lays the table for lunch, spritzes perfume on her wrists and shuts the front door behind her. That afternoon, her daughter Anita is irritated to discover the house empty. But as afternoon turns to evening, irritation turns to fear, her mother's recent tests for early-stage dementia looming in Anita's mind. As the hours tick by with no word from Mags, the siblings are summoned home to join the search. Over several days, old tensions rise to the surface, harking back to an earlier tragedy that splintered the family. Powerful revelations take hold between the siblings, and their efforts to find Mags become increasingly frantic, as they are forced to ask: will they ever see their mother again?

The Billy-Goats Tough


Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007228638
Category: Children's stories
Page: 24
View: 2663

Find out how a female vampire, a hairy troll having a bad hair day, a super billy-goat who is a super pain, and a seriously weird commercial break, all find their way into this twist on a fairytale.

The Great Gatsby


Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Collier Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adultery
Page: 182
View: 2566

The authorized text which restores all the language of Fitzgerald's 1920's classic story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Predictions

A Novel
Author: Bianca Zander
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062108190
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3109

Gaialands, a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness, is the only home fifteen-year-old Poppy has ever known. It's the epitome of 1970s counterculture—a place of free love, hard work, and high ideals . . . at least in theory. But Gaialands's strict principles are shaken when new arrival Shakti claims the commune's energy needs to be healed and harnesses her divination powers in a ceremony called the Predictions. Poppy is predicted to find her true love overseas, so when her boyfriend, Lukas, leaves Gaialands to fulfill his dream of starting a punk rock band in London, she follows him. In London, Poppy falls into a life that looks very like the one her prediction promised, but is it the one she truly wants? The Predictions is a mesmerizing, magical novel of fate, love, mistakes, and finding your place in the world.