Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

By Andy Stanton, David Tazzyman

Shabba me whiskers! It’s a type of Mr Gum books through Andy Stanton. They’re merely the craziest, funnest so much extraordinary books for kids within the world.

Mr Gum and the key Hideout solid night. conversing parrots within the rooftops? an incredible cactus at the excessive road? Mosquitos so nasty that even their very own associates don’t like them? Something’s long gone extraordinarily improper in Lamonic Bibber . . . and Mr Gum is nowhere to be discovered. convinced, parents, Polly and Friday are dealing with their greatest problem but. So strap yourselves in, cry ‘HI-HO-WEIRDY!’ and prepare for an event so loopy your toes will soften with happiness! And I’m not only asserting that, I’ve truly obvious it take place. HOORAY!

Mr Gum and the key Hideout is the 8th publication within the the world over best-selling sequence via Andy Stanton, which has gained every thing from the Blue Peter ebook Award (twice) the Roald Dahl humorous Prize and the crimson residence Children’s ebook Award.

Praise for Mr Gum:

‘Smooky palooki! This publication is easily brilliant!’ – Jeremy Strong

‘Worryingly perfect’ – parent no longer FOR BORERS!

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How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion

By David Burton

A humorous, unhappy and critical memoir, the right way to feel free is David Burton's tale of his turbulent existence at highschool and past. Feeling misplaced and confident that he's now not basic, David has a rocky commence. He longs to have a female friend, yet his first 'date' is a catastrophe. There's the disaster of the college swimming carnival—David isn't sporty—and friendships that take devastating turns. Then he unearths a few solace in drama sessions with the production of 'Crazy Dave', and he builds a lifestyles the place every thing is ok. yet every little thing isn't fine.

And, on the centre of all of it, making an attempt desperately to paintings all of it out, is the true David.

How to be at liberty tackles melancholy, friendship, sexual id, suicide, educational strain, love and adolescent confusion. It's a courageous and sincere account of 1 younger man's look for a cheerful, actual and significant existence that would resonate with readers old and young.

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The Abandoned Kitten

By Sue Mongredien

Lily's mum works at an RSPCA centre as an Animal Care Assistant. Lily thinks it's the simplest activity ever. occasionally Mum has to take care of animals at domestic, and one night, Mum arrives with 3 tiny deserted kittens. jointly, Mum, Lily and their crossbreed puppy Meg should be capable of nurse the kittens again to healthiness.

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My First Airplane Ride

By Patricia Hubbell, Nancy Speir

A primary aircraft trip may be very intriguing! staring at planes take off and land, facing protection, jogging the jet approach, discovering definitely the right seat, gazing out the window because the airplane taxis down the runway, and flying up excessive within the sky after which, on the different finish, Grandma ready with a hug! Nancy Speir's acrylic illustrations deftly interpret the beauty and pleasure of a kid's first plane-trip experience.

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Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

By Alfie Kohn

Mind-opening writing on what little ones desire from tuition, from one in all education’s so much outspoken voices
Arguing that our colleges are presently within the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of more durable with higher that threatens to banish either pleasure and significant highbrow inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn matters a stirring name to reconsider our priorities and re-examine our practices.
Kohn’s newest wide-ranging choice of writings will upload to his acceptance as the most incisive thinkers within the box, who questions the assumptions too frequently taken with no consideration in discussions approximately schooling and human behavior.
In nineteen lately released essays—and in a noticeable creation, new for this volume—Kohn many times invitations us to imagine extra deeply concerning the traditional knowledge. Is self-control continuously fascinating? he asks, bringing up astonishing facts on the contrary. Does educational dishonest inevitably point out an ethical failing? may possibly inspirational posters in general came upon on college partitions (“Reach for the stars!”) mirror tense assumptions approximately young children? may perhaps using rubrics for comparing scholar studying turn out counterproductive?
Subjecting little ones to homework, grades, or standardized tests—merely simply because this stuff might be required of them later—reminds Kohn of Monty Python’s “getting hit at the head lessons.” And, with tongue firmly in cheek, he publicizes that we must always instantly start educating twenty-second-century skills.
even if Kohn is clearing up misconceptions approximately innovative schooling or explaining why incentives for fitter residing are absolute to backfire, debunking the concept schooling reform will be pushed through matters approximately financial competitiveness or placing “Supernanny” in her position, his readers will comprehend why the Washington Post has acknowledged that “teachers and fogeys who come across Kohn and his concepts come away transfixed, able to switch their schools.”

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Revenge of the Horned Bunnies (Dragonbreath #6)

By Ursula Vernon

Journey 'em, cowboy! Danny's off to summer season camp! Danny Dragonbreath is counting down the times to his amazing western summer time camp . . . until eventually he will get the poor information that his stressful more youthful cousin Spencer goes too. goodbye, Danny the Cowboy; hi, Danny the Babysitter. but if Spencer befriends a legendary jackalope (or horned bunny) after which uncovers a diabolical jackalope-napping ring, issues begin taking a look up back. in spite of everything, if you would like a math challenge solved, you name a nerd. but when you wish a villainous ring of horned-bunnynappers damaged up, you name Danny Dragonbreath. The 6th ebook during this laugh-until-smoke-comes-out-of- your-nose sequence is ideal for Wimpy child and undesirable Kitty lovers all over.

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Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

Scaredy Squirrel isn't too happy with the assumption of tenting ... until it truly is on his sofa! there'll be no mosquitoes, skunks or zippers to fret approximately whilst he watches a convey in regards to the joys of camping out on his brand-new television. yet first Scaredy needs to locate an electric outlet, and that implies going into the woods! Will the nutty worrywart's plans organize him for the good outside, or will his event turn out as a frightening tale instructed round the campfire?

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The Penguin of Death (The Ballad of Method)

By Edward Monkton

. . . all at once you pay attention it in a voice so transparent and robust, an odd and refined melody A HAUNTING Penguin song."

In this hauntingly nuanced ballad, Edward Monkton takes you on an epic trip to the center of lifestyles . . . and to the unusual and beautiful liberate that's loss of life by way of procedure 412.

Lyrical. Entrancing. upon getting made the fateful trip to the enigmatic Penguin's snowy palace, he invitations you in to proportion with him a last cup of tea ahead of subjecting you to the unimagined ecstasy of his final treatment.

A scrumptious mix of euphoria and fright meld to bare anything remarkable and shiny during this eccentric Monkton narrative that accompanies his trademark, hand-lettered black-and-white illustrations.

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Tales from the Terrific Register: The Book of Pirates and Highwaymen

The Terrific Register extremely joyful its readers with stories of Turkish princes and depraved thieves, black-hearted murderers, depraved massacres, and the boldest criminals ever to risk the tourist via land or sea. this option comprises the main photograph stories of street thefts and darkish deeds at the excessive seas. fans of excessive event will locate the lifetime of Blackbeard and the adventures of Henry Morgan—Welsh privateer and essentially the most risky males ever to sail the Spanish major. numerous stories of homicide and plunder culminate in the unusual tale of the resurrected highwayman, introduced again from the lifeless after his execution—forcing the experts to hold him for the second one time.

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Cool String Art: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids! (Cool Art with Math & Science)

By Anders Hanson

Realize mystery math and technological know-how tips to growing paintings! This name introduces younger readers to the sciences, with an artistic twist. Math and technological know-how academic pages are interspersed with Cool String artwork actions that supply sensible functions of the data scholars research at school. All actions contain how-to photographs, effortless directions, and transparent motives. make stronger universal middle criteria in analyzing, math, and technological know-how, whereas making cool artwork tasks, from string paintings polygons to planets and constellations. Aligned to universal middle criteria and correlated to country criteria. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing corporation.

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