Black Baron, Jakes champion cockroach hasn't lost a race and Jake is on top of the world. But his mum discovers the Black Baron in a shoebox and is horrified. When the Black Baron escapes, Mum calls the pest exterminator and a slapstick tale ensues. Ages 9-12.
After accidentally smashing her next-door neighbour's pet python's tank, Jinx has to come up with a plan for some fast cash to pay for a new tank, so she devises a number of schemes, but they all end in disaster! Just when Jinx is about to give up, something comes up that gives her the chance to use her ...Show more
When Georgia and her brother Ned are shipped off to their uncle and aunt's farm for the holidays, things look bleak. She will have to spend time with her bully of a cousin, Jeff. When she meets a strange local girl called Lily who wants to be friends, Georgia decides anything is better than spending tim ...Show more
Morgan Mayne gets more than she bargains for when she catches a strange, unearthly object that falls from the sky. This mysterious object turns out to be a meteorite that has a strange power over anyone who touches it, except Morgan. As Morgan is the only one who can safely touch it, she takes possessio ...Show more
When their teacher sets a class experiment to look after an egg for a whole week as though it were a baby, the class is excited but it's going to be a l-o-n-g week. Soon, there are several casualties and the narrator is devastated when, at the end of the week, the school bully smashes his egg all over h ...Show more
Category: Fiction (8 to 12 years)
Fun-to-perform plays, ideal for the classroom. Everybody loves the BFG. Now children can bring him to life! David Wood has created seven short playlets to read and perform. This also includes notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resour ...Show more
Stay close, Bartlett whispered. Gozo rolled his eyes. What did Bartlett think he was going to do? The bird calls and rustling continued all around them. Branches swayed, shadows wavered. Was that a person flitting past them over there? Or there? Or there? When Bartlett, Gozo and Jacques le Grand arrive ...Show more
A funny, heart-warming, beautifully shaped story in which Hazel Green and her logical friend, the Yak, set out on another mission for justice, this time trying to find a way for Mr Volio the baker to stay when the new owner of his shop won t renew his lease.
Nathan is tired of watching other kids receive awards at assembly, so he hatches a plan to do something 'amazingly amazing' by breaking a record in the Amazing World Records book. With little planning but lots of daring, Nathan and his mates make numerous attempts at World Record feats. Each attempt is ...Show more
Category: Picture Books
Share in the adventures of Sinbad in this wonderful re-telling of his travels. The stories of Sinbad the Sailor are some of the best loved tales from "The Arabian Nights". Travel over the seas and follow Sinbad's adventures retold in Marcia Williams' vivid comic-strip style. These seven stories are pres ...Show more
Category: Fiction (8 to 12 years)
A collection of six fun-to-perform playlets based on Roald Dahl's bestselling story. Each short play, based on THE TWITS, highlights the key points in the story and some can be acted by groups of children while others only need a couple of actors. Similar format to the The BFG, and The Witches: Plays fo ...Show more
The first shots were fired at 11 a.m. on the 19th of July 1916. The Battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours. When the battle was over, more than 5000 Australian soldiers had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner - more soldiers died at Fromelles than in the Boer, Korean and Vietnam wars combined. ...Show more