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Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents.
Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in.
List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.
Thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove is the youngest member of The Blood Guard - an ancient order sworn to protect the Pure, thirty-six truly good souls who will one day be called upon to save the world from a terrible fate. Now that terrible fate is looming and three of the Pure are missing. Can Ronan save them so that they can save the world?
Max Einstein's typical day is not your average 12-year-old's. She...
- TEACHES classes at a New York college
- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends
- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss
- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert Einstein
Just a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute's top agent!
A village outside Mumbai is having a water crisis that only a group of kid geniuses can fix – so Max and her friends travel to India. But it's hard to save the world when you're trying not to be kidnapped by a greedy corporation that profits when others suffer – and seems to know your every move. It's almost like the bad guys have a spy inside the Change Makers...
A magical, captivating tale of adventure set in imperial Russia. St Petersburg, Russia 1725. Katinka Dashkova is running for her life because everything she knows is changing. Katinka, a dazzling ballerina with a hunched back, and her friends Alexei the Giant and Nikolai the dwarf are different. That's why they are part of Peter the Great's Circus of Curiosities. But the Tzar is dead and they must flee the Winter Palace. Guided by a special map, they set out across Russia running for their lives. An enthralling and delicious blend of history and fiction.
Vir die vyf dapper vriende wat hulleself die Uile noem, is dit opwindend om na die skatte van 'n geheimsinnige, verlore stad in die Kalahari te gaan soek. Opwindend, ja, maar ook lewensgevaarlik. Want in die Kalahariwoestyn is die enigste bedreigings nie net die roofdiere en sandstorms nie, maar ook vyande wat self 'n oog op die buit het. Sal die Uile hierdie gevaarlike manne kan uitoorlÍ? En is daar werklik 'n verlore stad en skatte diep in die woestyn?
Wat niemand ooit sou glo nie, het toe wel gebeur: 'n skeuring onder die Uile-geledere. Berrie is die een wat uit die hegte kringetjie wegbreek het. Met krieket kan hy en Philip nog saam speel sonder om werklik saam te werk. Maar toe breek die rugbyseisoen en daardie belangrike naelbyterwedstryd teen Excelsior aan.
Owen, Javier and the rest of the Last Descendants teens uncover their destiny in this epic third book in the trilogy based on the hit Ubisoft videogame. The stunning conclusion to the Last Descendants Trilogy! Only one piece of the Trident of Eden remains. Isaiah, a rogue Templar agent, has discovered both the faith prong and the fear prong of this powerful relic. Should he possess the devotion prong, there is little that can stop him. For the time being, Owen and his fellow teens have established an uneasy alliance across Assassin and Templar lines in order to stop Isaiah while they still can. Over a thousand years earlier, Styrbjorn the Strong, a Danish warrior, leads the Jomsvikings against the Danish king, Harald Bluetooth. It is on those Viking battlefields that the secrets of the devotion prong lie. It is there that the fate of the world, the truth behind the teens' collective unconsciousness and their ancestral links to one another lie. History has already been written. The rest is up to Owen, Javier and the other members of their unlikely alliance. The actions they take will change the world of Assassin's Creed forever.
Tydens een van die koudste en natste somers in jare, besluit Polly en Digory om die soldervloer van hulle ou ry verdiepinghuise te gaan verken. Versigtig klouter hulle oor die dakbalke en al met die lang tonnel af wat hulle blyplekke aan die lee huis langsaan verbind. Digory is seker hulle gaan 'n bende gevaarlike misdadigers daar betrap en dan 'n beloning kry. As 'n huis al vir soveel jare leeg staan, moet daar tog een of ander geheim wees, nie waar nie? Dis daarom amper 'n teleurstelling toe hulle maar net op Digory se oom Andrew in 'n geheime werkkamer afkom. Maar dan laat 'n wilde eksperiment vir Polly soos mis voor die son verdwyn Ė en ontaard die vervelige somer in 'n naelbytavontuur.
Written by Toby Ibbotson, son of the bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, this exceptional middle grade epic is captivating, heartfelt and brilliant in equal measure. When a storm hits a small and sleepy town, it ravages every living thing. But storms don't just destroy, they uncover. Andwhen a young boy discovers a mysterious object that has lay hidden beneath a centuries-old tree, he instantly knowsthat it's special. What he doesn't know is that his unexpected find will unite him with a girl searching forher missing father and trigger a series of events that will see them travelling across Europe under the most unusual circumstances. Beautifully written, The Unexpected Find is Toby Ibbotson's break-through masterpiece that's a classic in the making.
Toe die Tweede Wereldoorlog uitbreek, word Edmund, Peter, Susan en Lucy uit Londen weggegestuur om by 'n ou familievriend op die Engelse platteland te gaan woon. Met die dat ou professor Kirke skynbaar heeltemal in sy eie wereld leef, kan die kinders ongestoord na hulle eie vermaak soek in sy yslike ou huis in die middel van nerens. Eers is daar die opwinding van die huis verken: lang gange, eindelose spaarkamers, vertrek op vertrek vol boeke en dan een enorme kamer waarin daar niks behalwe 'n groot klerekas staan nie. Dit, dink Lucy, verdien nadere ondersoek. Terwyl sy nog haar pad deur die rye jasse binne-in die kas oopdruk, voel sy meteens iets sag en poeierig en yskoud op haar val en ontdek dat sy in die middel van 'n woud staan. Dis aand, en daarís sneeu onder haar voete en sneeuvlokkies dwarrel deur die lug. Lucy het sowaar in die vreemde towerwereld van Narnia beland. Die tweede avontuur in die opwindende Kronieke van Narnia ¨Ė meesterlik vertaal deur Kobus Geldenhuys.
A gripping heart-in-your-mouth adventure told by Eve, a Tudor girl who sets out on a dangerous journey to change her life for the better. Voices: Diver's Daughter - A Tudor Story brings Eve and her mother, who was stolen from her family in Mozambique as a child, from the Southwark slums of Elizabethan London to England's southern coast. When they hear from a Mary Rose survivor that one of the African free-divers who was sent to salvage its treasures is alive and well and living in Southampton, mother and daughter agree to try to find him and attempt to dive the wreck of another ship, rumoured to be rich with treasures. But will the pair survive when the man arrives to claim his 'share'? Will Eve overcome her fear of thewater to help rescue her mother? In this thrilling adventure based on real events, Patrice Lawrence shows us a fascinating and rarely seen world that's sure to hook young readers. VOICES: A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.
Kan Harwarrus ín onmoontlike taak verrig, teen Berserks baklei, keer dat hy en Visbene vir die Gedrog gevoer word EN die geheim van die verlore troon ontrafel? Dis moeilik om ín held te wees! Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was ín swaardvegter, draak¨fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Maar die reeks gaan oor toe hy nog gesukkel het om ín held te wees. Kinders wat DreamWorks se film How To Train your Dragon uit 2010 onthou, kan Hiccup (oftewel Harwarrus) se avonture nou in Afrikaans lees!
Mylo knows there's no such thing as Martians - at least, until a flying saucer crash-lands next to his family's New Mexico farm. And then he starts to hear the voice, like someone's trying to communicate with him, asking for help. Desperate to be as brave as his older brother Obie - who passed away over a year ago - Mylo has to investigate the crash. Along the way, he ends up discovering more about the universe than he ever could have imagined.
The wise-cracking Masters of Spinjitzu are back with an all-new adventure based on the latest season of the hit LEGO NINJAGO show on Cartoon Network! Step into the action-packed world of LEGO NINJAGO and discover everything there is to know about the legendary Ninja. Join the LEGO NINJAGO heroes in their fierce battles and dangerous quests. Discover their amazing weapons, vehicles, and dragons and learn how to become a powerful warrior just like Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Lloyd, Nya and their wise leader Sensei Wu.
TRA-LA-LAA! The fourth CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS adventure, now in colour for the very first time! Professor Pippy P. Poopypants is a brilliant scientist, but his ridiculous name means no one takes his fantastic inventions seriously. And now he's on the rampage... He's armed with the fiendish Shrinky-Pig 2000 and he's prepared to use it! This is definitely a job for the world's only superhero with WEDGIE POWER!
Full of heart, fantasy, and adventure, the I AM FOX trilogy follows Isla, a young fox whose world is shattered when her family suddenly vanishes. Foxfire, the final book in the trilogy, follows Isla on her continued adventures. Isla has arrived at the frigid Snowlands to find her lost brother, Pirie. The tundra is a harsh place - and the wolves who live within its icy kingdoms are harsher still - but Isla's flair for the mysterious arts of foxcraft has grown tremendously. The young fox is on a mission of grave importance. A cruel and powerful fox known as the Mage is using his own mastery of foxcraft to summon an ancient threat. If he succeeds, then more than just Pirie's life will be at stake. But Isla discovers the once-proud wolves are broken and wary. Their king is weak, struck by a peculiar madness, and a rival kingdom threatens their borders. If Isla can't find help amongst the wolves, then the whole world will burn
Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishingmysteries to be solved. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are a dangerous enemy.
A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS, and the most-borrowed children's author in UK libraries.
Join best friends Aisha and Emily as they discover a secret world full of unicorns, magic and friendship! Journey with them to the beautiful kingdom of Unicorn Valley, where the beautiful Queen Aurora rules kindly over the unicorns and all other magical creatures. But when the Dark Unicorn Selena tries to steal the throne, good magic everywhere is under threat. Can the girls and their new unicorn friends find a way to save the kingdom?
Almal se koppe swaai in Cor se rigting. Groot Ben Slechter kom reguit na hom toe aangestap. Benoudheid druk Cor se bors inmekaar.
Groot Ben kom staan amper teenaan Cor. So naby dat hy hom kan ruik. Cor maak op ’n ongaangename manier kennis met ’n spul boewe in die dorpie Grafhout. Nadat hulle die bank beroof het, vlug hulle die woestyn in met al Grafhout se goud.
Sal die Sheriff en sy manne dit regkry om die spul boewe vas te trek, of maak Cor self ’n plan?
MML 2017 Letterkunderprys Wenner.
The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, fromthe brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture from Peter Jackson's studio,WingNut Films and stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan & Hugo Weaving.
Op ’n geheimsinnige brief wat Philip Senekal vir Hennie Pretorius in die Wiskundeklas stuur, staan in groot drukletters: “UITERS GEHEIM – WYS VIR NIEMAND NIE”. Die brief is onderteken deur Die Groot Uil en Hennie moet hom tweede pouse by die bome agter die skietbaan ontmoet. Wat kan dit beteken?
Dit is nie net Hennie wat so ’n vreemde boodskap van Die Groot Uil kry nie. Ook drie ander graad 9’s Berrie du Toit, Vaatjie Botha en Jorsie Neethling kry opdragte om op ’n sekere tyd op ’n sekere plek te wees.
Gou is dit duidelik dat Die Groot Uil, oftewel Philip, sy vier Kranskopse vriende – wat voortaan as Die Uile bekend sal staan – bymekaargeroep het vir die begin van ’n hele reeks onvergeetlike avonture. Diewe word gevang en boelies moet les opsÍ … Maar sal alles vir hierdie vyf Uile ewe glad verloop? Wat gebeur as hulle onder verdenking kom en as Philip se suster skielik spoorloos verdwyn?
Daar wag donker dae vir die Barbaarse Argipel Ė dis amper asof die wereld vervloek is! Kan Harwarrus sy swaard behou, ín draakrebellie stopsit en keer dat Alvin die volgende koning van die Wilderweste word? Harwarrus Horribalus Heldehelm die Derde was ín swaardvegter, draak¨fluisteraar en die grootste Wiking-held wat nog ooit gelewe het. Maar die reeks gaan oor toe hy nog gesukkel het om ín held te wees. Kinders wat DreamWorks se film How To Train your Dragon uit 2010 onthou, kan Hiccup (oftewel Harwarrus) se avonture nou in Afrikaans lees!
When Freddy Bird's genius-inventor dad goes missing, he and best friend Minnie find themselves plunged into mortal danger, pursued by dangerous thugs, deadly mechanical birds and a sinister businessman with an incredible shark-like car. But when the children discover a secret tunnel where Freddy's father has hidden parts of an amazing robot, they decide to outwit their enemies by putting the droid together - a droid that looks just like Freddy's dad... Dad Droid is a fun, fast-paced illustrated adventure story for children aged 8-12, from the creators of This is Jinsy. It may contain nuts (and bolts).
Laugh-out-loud and fully illustrated Ninja Kid is the start of a brand new series from bestselling comedian Anh Do! Nelson is a nerd! Unfit, uncool...totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he is a NINJA! THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH! How is he going to save the world when he cannot even get his undies on the right way?! With the help of Grandmas inventions and his wild cousin Kenny, can Nelson master his new ninja skills AND save Duck Creek?
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