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TRA-LA-LAA! The third CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS adventure, now in colour for the very first time! Harold and George's crazy creation is back - in an adventure that's WEDGIER than ever! He defeated the diabolical Dr Nappy... He terminated the terrible Talking Toilets... But is Captain Underpants ready to take on three massive, tentacled space aliens (in disguise)? And has he finally met his match in a battle with the giant man-eating Dandelion of Doom...?
Four brave girls from around the world use their wits, courage, and strength to deal with terrifying dangers and disasters in four exciting and empowering folk tales. Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully adapted, the series introduces language learners around the world to the bestselling authors and most compelling content from Penguin Random House. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework and include language activities that help readers to develop key skills. Tales of Adventurous Girls, a Level 1 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past simple tense and some simple modals, adverbs and gerunds. Illustrations support the text throughout, and many titles at this level are graphic novels.
Duma is at a cross roads in life. Living in an informal settlement in Soweto with his father and young sister, Duma is expected to make a contribution to the household since he does not work. The easy way has been to steal electricity cables. But when his friend gets caught, Duma decides to try a new way of life. The road to a new beginning does not come easy as he goes back to the canoe club at Power Park and he quickly learns that paddling a canoe is not as easy as he remembered. He finds himself drawn to the water and is inspired by Steve an experienced paddler who is determined and pushes himself but lately the gold has been out of reach. Duma goes out on a limb and asks Steve if they can train together for the Dusi. Will Duma and Steve's partnership in the water work out? This is an inspirational story of two men from different backgrounds, coming together to tell their story.
The most spellbinding new children's fantasy series of 2019, in a stunning hardback edition with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things - like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . . Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow's door and asks for her help. A whole day - last Tuesday to be precise - has gone missing. Completely. And, without it, the whole universe could unravel. Now Willow holds the fate of Starfell in her rather unremarkable hands . . . Can she save the day - by finding the lost one? Step into Starfell, a world crackling with warmth, wit and magic, perfect for readers aged 8-12.
Weet jy wie almal in Droomland bly? ’n Reus wat nie soos ander reuse is nie, ’n verwaande kat wat te lui is om te spin, ’n haan wat nie wou kraai nie en Andries Olifant wat nie in ’n winkel kan werk nie … Ontmoet al hierdie karaktertjies en nog vele meer! Deel in hulle avonture en ontdek die wonderwereld van stories … Stories op die CD: Rooikam; Die reus wat nie ’n reus wou wees nie; Waarom die tongvis plat is; Pompom maak sy dierevriendjies gesond; Die ou vroutjie en Myro, die kat; Jakkals volg ’n spoor; Pikkie Pikkewyn; Die sandglas van Vader Tyd; Die pers drakie.
Discover how it all began with this updated and extended edition of the top-selling 2015 Official Adventure Guide: Ash'sQuest from Kanto to Kalos! Inside this book, you'll learn all about iconic Pokemon Master Ash Ketchum and his quest. Join Ash and his beloved Pikachu as they travel through all known regions of the Pokemon world, meeting and battling hundreds of amazing new Pokemon. Includes 32 pages of new material detailing Ash's latest adventures in the newest region, Alola.
The second dragon adventure from the legendary Cornelia Funke - over 1 million English language copies of DRAGON RIDER sold worldwide! The last winged horses are on the brink of extinction. Three foals lie curled in their eggs in a sanctuary for threatened creatures, where a young dragon rider lives with his silver dragon. The foals are ill, and the pair volunteer to seek the only cure: a Griffin's feather. But Griffins, with the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions, are a dragon's fiercest enemy, and live far across the world in the sweltering jungle. A dangerous and exciting adventure begins ...
Soon to be a major NETFLIX series!
The junior novel adaptation of The LEGO(R) Batman(TM) Movie! In The LEGO Batman Movie, Will Arnett returns as the brooding voice of LEGO Batman and is joined by Michael Cera (Robin), Zach Galifianakis (The Joker), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred Pennyworth), and more! Read the story in this great novel!
Anna het 'n lewendige verbeelding met drome wat vir haar werklik voel. Een oggend word sy wakker en besef dat sy haar droom nie kan onthou nie. Saam met haar hond reis sy deur haar drome op soek na die verlore droom. Hulle ontmoet reuse, vampiere, en 'n herhalende droom. Oplaas vind Anna die antwoord: haar droom was nader as wat sy gedink het. Sy klim weer in die snoesige bed en sien uit na nog interessante drome.
A stunning gift to treasure from the astonishingly talented illustrator of Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson. Starbird is an original fable about freedom and love. This unique book shimmers with shiny silver foil throughout its pages, and Sharon King-Chai's intricate illustrations of plants and animals are utterly beautiful. Starbird's songs weave the richest dreams and delight all who hear him, but when the Moon King traps him in a cage, the colour and life in his voice begin to drip away. What follows is a story with the feel of a timeless myth, with the message that that captivity dims even the brightest star. A heartfelt, lyrical story, and an exquisite gift for any child or adult.
The third book in this hilarious new series - with lovely illustrations throughout. Violet loves the milkshakes at Udderly Perfect, the coolest cafe around. But Udderly Perfect is threatened with closure, all because of a mistake Violet made. She must find a way to keep it open. Perhaps she can persuade her favourite celebrity stunt woman, Stella Lightfoot, to join the campaign when she comes to town on a book tour? But when Violet shrinks and ends up in Stella's luggage on location, she finds out that her idol is not who she thinks she is. Shrunken Violet might just be the only one who can save Stella's reputation ... and in turn, Stella might be willing to help save Udderly Perfect, too. The fantastically funny SHRINKING VIOLET series in a brand new package.
Lulu is 'n sagte hond wat onder harde omstandighede grootgeword het. Na haar geboorte in 'n klein buitekamertjie word sy van eienaar tot eienaar aangegee. In die proses ontmoet sy 'n klomp vreemde kreature en beleef die een avontuur na die ander. Eindelik vind Lulu 'n goeie huis by Ingie en Jack op die klein groenteplasie Pampoenkop. Hier kry sy liefde, genoeg kos en speel van ligdag tot saans laat saam met haar nuwe boeties en sussies. Maar dan gebeur daar iets wat als kan verander...Van avontuur tot avontuur vind Lulu Lerulu die dapperheid in haarself om te wys hoe 'n groot hart in een hond klop.
Shaun is an unusually clever sheep living on a northern English farm, but his life is far from boring! Fascinated with what the humans are up to Shaun always finds himself in trouble. This is a must-read for fans of Shaun the Sheep and is the perfect tie-in for Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Faramaggedon.
Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. A tense thriller plot is combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. Link, aged 17, is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, another homeless youngster. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and she's prepared to use herself as bait ... The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
The new middle-grade fantasy that will make you believe in magic! When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad's attic. Roar was filled with things they loved - dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure - as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .) Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real? The Land of Roar is reminiscent of Peter Pan, The Neverending Story and Jumanji - perfect for readers of Nevermoor and Wizards of Once. Jenny McLachlan is the author of several acclaimed teen novels including Flirty Dancing, Stargazing for Beginners and Truly, Wildly, Deeply. Before Jenny became a writer, she was Head of English in a secondary school; she now loves visiting schools as an author and delivering funny and inspiring talks and workshops. When Jenny isn't thinking about stories or writing stories, she enjoys living by the seaside, cycling and running over the South Downs. The Land of Roar is Jenny's middle-grade debut.
Non-stop action, terrifying dinosaurs and a race to save the world... `I'm sorry,' I said, sure I hadn't heard her right. `Do you mean you are still bringing dinosaurs back to life?' Were people really still resurrecting the creatures responsible for nearly wiping out the human race? Sky Mundy's life has changed dramatically since she fled the underground compound where she grew up. She and her friends are now prey to dinosaurs and being pursued by marines but Sky is determined to follow a map left by her missing father. When the map leads to a hidden underwater lab, Sky is horrified to learn that scientists are still breeding dinosaurs. As she delves deeper into her father's secrets, Sky uncovers a plan that will destroy the world, unless she can put a stop to it...
Gloriously silly comedy from Booker prize winner and bestseller Roddy Doyle. It's Christmas eve and Rudolph's got the flu! Jimmy and Robbie Mack are so desperate for Christmas that they've left twenty-seven sandwiches out for Santa. But Rudolf is off sick and Santa's grounded the sleigh - with all the presents. Will the big day be cancelled? Or can Rover the wonder-dog come to the rescue? Look out for more cheeky runaway comedies starring the Mack family and Rover the wonder-dog: THE GIGGLER TREATMENT (9781407139722) and THE MEANWHILE ADVENTURES (9781407139746).
A dragon story with a brilliant twist from multi award-winning writer, PHILIP REEVE. Ansel's new master slays dragons for a living. He says he's hunted the monstrous worms all over Christendom and has the scars to prove it. But is Brock just a clever trickster in shining armour? Ansel is sure there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating creature that makes its lair in the crags of Dragon Mountain? Ansel and Brock must climb the ice face to discover the terrifying truth.
Boer Frans se plaas le lekker knus langs 'n klein stroompie ver van die stad af. Op die plaas bly baie diere gelukkig saam. Lochner de Kock vertel van al die diere se avonture op boer Frans se plaas. Stories op die CD: Gertjie se uitstappie; Hansie vlieg weg!; Manie Muis skrik groot; Boel en Dolla; Ses stoute varkies; 'n Indringer op die plaas.
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