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Hear the Wind Blow

Hear the Wind Blow By Mary Downing Hahn

"A first-rate story." --Kirkus Reviews On a cold, snowy night, thirteen-year-old Haswell Magruder makes a fateful decision. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family's Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother to take the man in, despite the dire repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such an act. Unfortunately, this sets off a horrific chain of events that leaves their house burned to the ground and their farm in ruins. With no home left, Haswell sets out in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War.

Tennis Shoes

Tennis Shoes By Noel Streatfeild

Tennis Shoes is one of the wonderful 'Shoes' collection of adventures for children by Noel Streatfeild. There is no doubt about it - the Heath children have tennis in their blood. Their grandfather and father before them had been top players, and the twins are champion material. Then Nicky - cheeky, rebellious Nicky - starts to practise in secret, but talented at tennis as she is, the ambitious Nicky first has battles to win with herself - on and off the tennis court.

Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, this is a sharp and funny story that follows in the footsteps of Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes and Circus Shoes by the popular children's author Noel Streatfeild.

Soon

Soon By Morris Gleitzman

Soon is the latest powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman's bestselling Second World War series about Felix and Zelda.

The war has officially ended, but the streets are still a battleground - for food, for shelter, for protection. Felix is in hiding to stay safe, but has been left holding the baby - literally. Feliz vows protect the infant, just as a few incredible people saved him from the Holocaust.

This immensely affecting story will move readers of all ages and will be welcomed by the many Holocaust educators who use Once, Now, Then and After with upper primary and lower secondary children.

Then

Then By Morris Gleitzman

In Then - Morris Gleitzman's heartbreaking children's novel set during the Nazi occupation of Poland during the Second World War - Jewish orphan Felix and his best friend Zelda have been captured and are on the way to a concentration camp, unless they manage to escape . . .

A little hope goes a long way.

I had a plan for me and Zelda. Pretend to be someone else. Find new parents, be safe forever.

Then the Nazis came.

My name is Felix. This is my story.

Then is the second in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman - author of Bumface and Two Weeks with the Queen. The other books in the series, Once, Now and After, are also available from Puffin.

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom By Michelle Magorian

The story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War.

A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.

As time goes by Tom begins to worry when Willie doesn't answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery.

Also by Michelle Magorian: Back Home; Waiting for my Shorts to Dry; Who's Going to take Care of Me?; Orange Paw Marks; A Little Love Song; In Deep Water; Jump; A Cuckoo in the Nest; A Spoonful of Jam; Be Yourself; Just Henry.

Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways By Jason Reynolds

When the bell rings and school is finished for the day, the walkers are finally set free. For ten blocks they have no-one telling them what to do; they can talk about bogies, skateboard, plan dramatic escapes, make jokes, face bullies, and hear about the school bus that fell from the sky...

In ten stories (one per block), find out what really happens on the walk home from school, when there are no parents or teachers to supervise (or stop the fun!). From hilarious escapades to brave challenges, join the walkers for one journey and many, many detours...

1000 Useful Words : Build Vocabulary and Literacy Skills

1000 Useful Words : Build Vocabulary and Literacy Skills By DK

This picture word book of 1000 first words will broaden young children's vocabulary and strengthen their early reading and writing skills. Every picture-packed page is full of things children will love to look at, with word labels for each image, plus some simple text that encourages children to explore the book. Topics include Me and My Body, My Family and Friends, Animals in the Wild, All Sorts of Places, Describing People, Colours, Shapes, and Numbers, and Time, Seasons, and Weather. There are also five fun "story style" pages that tell a short narrative and inspire storytelling skills: for example, All in Day is about a young child's typical day, and Favourite Pets looks at a variety of pets, then follows the story of a playful dog looking for his bouncy ball.

The Children’s Book of Manners

The Children's Book of Manners By Sue Llyod

Help your child to discover that the world is a happier place if they have good manners! See how bad manners can make people sad, while good manners lead to happier families and friends. Great re-usable stickers bring extra fun to every topic and encourage children to look at the pictures carefully, learn from the characters and see how good manners are important in their own lives. Use the gold star stickers to praise and encourage your child's good manners, and the special wipe-clean reward chart to record their successes.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things : For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things : For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything By DK

A charming children's first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you!

Finally, the world is at your little learner's fingertips for all in storybook format with exciting graphic novel elements. Introduce children aged 4 - 7 to the foundations of what makes the world turn during story time with this range of encyclopedias.

The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. My Encylopedia of Very Important Things is a mind-boggling collection of everything interesting to get you on your way to knowing it all. Full of fun facts for kids, colourful illustrations, and games that will feed your imagination.

Ladybird Favourite Stories

Ladybird Favourite Stories By Ladybird

This gorgeous Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern readers and the lively mix of adventurous heroes, dastardly creatures and classic characters is perfect for young children everywhere. An ideal gift, it comes complete with a ribbon page marker, shiny foiled cover and captivating illustrations.

The content includes Jack and the Beanstalk, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, Sly Fox and Red Hen, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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