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321 Go! Sky Dive (Paperback): 321 Go! Sky Dive (Paperback)
R165 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R15 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I am a sky diver. I am in the Red Devils.' Jump out of an aircraft and fall 10,000 feet without a parachute. You'll be falling at 120 miles per hour. After that, you can try the 'chain of death'. Have you got what it takes? This is life at the edge. This new edition of Sky Dive, now introduces more difficult words and fuller sentences to make it ideal for children reading at the Purple Book Band level. Sky Dive is part of the 321 Go! series, a non-fiction series which cover heart-in-the-mouth, jaw-droppingly exciting experiences! Using real-life photographs and comic-format speech bubbles, the book is narrated by expert sky-diver. You couldn't get closer to the action! This is the perfect read for beginning and struggling readers who want something much more visual to develop their literacy skills.

321 Go! Powerboat Race (Paperback): 321 Go! Powerboat Race (Paperback)
R165 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R15 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Hi! My name is Nigel Hook. I race powerboats.' Join the crew for a P1 Evolution powerboat Grand Prix. It's an 80 mile race at more than 110 miles an hour. The boat is three times more powerful than a Ferrari. Have you got what it takes? This is life at the edge. This new edition of Powerboat Race, now introduces more difficult words and fuller sentences to make it ideal for children reading at the Purple Book Band level. Powerboat Race is part of the 321 Go! series, a non-fiction series which cover heart-in-the-mouth, jaw-droppingly exciting experiences! Using real-life photographs and comic-format speech bubbles, the book is narrated by a powerboat racing world champion. You couldn't get closer to the action! This is the perfect read for beginning and struggling readers who want something much more visual to develop their literacy skills.

Heroes - Incredible True Stories Of Courageous Animals (Paperback): David Long Heroes - Incredible True Stories Of Courageous Animals (Paperback)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R332 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.

These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.

Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

The War in Iraq (Paperback): Valerie Bodden The War in Iraq (Paperback)
Valerie Bodden
R331 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R61 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden (Paperback): Valerie Bodden The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden (Paperback)
Valerie Bodden
R329 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Blitz - A Very Peculiar History (Hardcover, UK ed.): David Arscott The Blitz - A Very Peculiar History (Hardcover, UK ed.)
David Arscott; Illustrated by David Antram 1
R224 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking an unique look at how Britain survived the bombing of its major cities, "The Blitz - A Very Peculiar History" tells a story of blackouts, Bletchley Park and bravery during the darkest (literally) period of World War II. From Dunkirk to Dad's Army, explore the many ways in which Britain tried to foil the incoming bomber planes, featuring quirky stories and fascinating trivia about this period of history. Were German paratroopers really dropped disguised as nuns? Find out the answer to this question and many more even more bizarre ones throughout the course of this amazing tale of survival in the face of adversity. Fact boxes, a full glossary and index make the book both fun and informative to use. The text is enlivened with black-and-white line drawings and full-colour endpapers.

The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker (Paperback): Andrew Speno The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker (Paperback)
Andrew Speno
R393 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The life story of a daredevil who became a war hero will fascinate adventurous young readers with its tales of survival. At age thirteen, following the death of his father, young Eddie dropped out of school and joined the workforce. Through a combination of smarts, hard work, and perseverance, Rickenbacker would grow up to become an automobile mechanic, a race car driver, a fighter pilot, an entrepreneur, a war hero, a business executive, and a staunch advocate for hard work and personal responsibility. Along the way he lived on the line between recklessness and courage. He survived dozens of accidents, coming close to death more than once. During the earliest years of American automobile racing, Rickenbacker was "the most daring and withal the most cautious driver" on the circuit. How could he have been both daring and cautious? This book invites young readers to decide for themselves as they follow Rickenbacker on his many hair-raising adventures.

War, Terrible War Middle/High School Student Study Guide, a History of Us - Student Study Guide Pairs with a History of Us:... War, Terrible War Middle/High School Student Study Guide, a History of Us - Student Study Guide Pairs with a History of Us: Book Six (Paperback, Student Guide ed.)
Joy Hakim; Created by Oxford University Press
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Developed to complement the Middle/High School teaching guides, these student study guides were created as reproducible support for extension and self-directed study of the books. Every chapter is covered by a lesson, which includes activities to reinforce the following areas: access, vocabulary, map skills, comprehension, critical thinking, working with primary sources and further writing. Each study guide contains reproducible maps and explanations of graphic organizers, as well as suggestions on how to do research and special projects.

Armistice (Hardcover): Ruth Starke Armistice (Hardcover)
Ruth Starke; Illustrated by David Kennett
R380 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R100 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Eileen's War (Paperback, UK ed.): Eileen Younghusband Eileen's War (Paperback, UK ed.)
Eileen Younghusband 1
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
World War 1 - Wars That Changed the World (Paperback): Ken Hills World War 1 - Wars That Changed the World (Paperback)
Ken Hills
R239 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Tango Mike Mike - The Story of Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez (Hardcover): Yvette Benavidez Garcia Tango Mike Mike - The Story of Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez (Hardcover)
Yvette Benavidez Garcia
R454 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Who Was Benedict Arnold? (Hardcover): James Buckley Jr Who Was Benedict Arnold? (Hardcover)
James Buckley Jr
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find out how this one-time American hero became the country's most notorious traitor. As a young child, Benedict Arnold never shied away from a fight. So when the French and Indian War began in 1754, Benedict was eager to join the militia and fight for the British colonies in America. And when he was eighteen years old, he got his chance. Arnold had no idea that less than twenty years later, he would be fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. Now the captain of his own militia, Benedict won the admiration of his troops and George Washington when he captured a major British fort. He continued fighting for the colonies and was even considered a patriotic war hero after being wounded in battle. But in 1780, Benedict made a decision that no one could anticipate. He betrayed his fellow Americans and joined the British army. Author James Buckley Jr. takes us through Benedict's life and explains the events that led him to switch sides and become the most famous turncoat in American history.

Air Force Pararescue (Hardcover): Julie Murray Air Force Pararescue (Hardcover)
Julie Murray
R636 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R140 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How To Draw Tanks (Paperback, Uk Ed.): Mark Bergin How To Draw Tanks (Paperback, Uk Ed.)
Mark Bergin 1
R199 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive drawing handbook covers all aspects of drawing tanks including essential concepts such as light, tone and composition. With its clear step-by-step labelled drawings, this is an essential book for any budding artist who would like to master the art of drawing a variety of military vehicles, including tanks and trucks.

Kraken vs. Hydra (Paperback): Virginia Loh-Hagan Kraken vs. Hydra (Paperback)
Virginia Loh-Hagan
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Witches vs. Genies (Paperback): Virginia Loh-Hagan Witches vs. Genies (Paperback)
Virginia Loh-Hagan
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
World War I (Paperback, 2 Ed): Dk World War I (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Dk; Edited by (consulting) Richard Overy
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Engaging and entertaining reference guide to World War I From disaster to victory, Eyewitness World War I captivates readers and gives an insight into life in the muddy trenches, and what it was like to be a soldier, along with a broader picture of the world-changing events that led to the start of the conflict. Stunning real-life photographs, illustrating the people, places and stories, give you a unique eyewitness view of the conflict dubbed the "war to end all wars". This book also includes a fantastic giant wall chart and over 250 evocative photographs perfect for bedrooms or classrooms. DK Eyewitness World War I provides the perfect combination of information and great ideas for school projects. Children will learn about World War I and how it changed the world.

Nazi Saboteurs - Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Hardcover): Samantha Seiple Nazi Saboteurs - Hitler's Secret Attack on America (Hardcover)
Samantha Seiple
R423 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Last Soldier (Paperback): The Last Soldier (Paperback)
R173 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R16 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Meet the WW2 soldier who never surrendered. Hiroo Onoda came from a Samurai family, he became a Japanese hero. The Last Soldier is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Orange Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this non-fiction title is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers. The Last Soldier features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. More literary language is used with more complex sentence structures. More space is allowed for text than for pictures. The Last Soldier is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands. More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.

Flags of Our Fathers (Hardcover): James Bradley Flags of Our Fathers (Hardcover)
James Bradley; As told to Ron Powers; Adapted by Michael French
R464 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R87 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima.
Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima- and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island' s highest peak. And there, they raised a flag. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle.

Close Calls - How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death (Hardcover): Michael P Spradlin Close Calls - How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death (Hardcover)
Michael P Spradlin
R440 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths, but often forgotten are the near misses. JFK and his fellow servicemen spent six days on a desert island with only coconuts to eat after a deadly attack during WWII. Abe Lincoln was forced to take a train trip in disguise while America's first female detective worked to foil an early assassination attempt. And when Andrew Jackson was attacked by an upset citizen who had been stalking him for months, frontiersman Davey Crockett was the one to save him. With pacy, immediate writing and including supplemental archival photographs and archival materials, this book chronicles thrilling undertold stories of U.S. presidents' moments of bravery.

Heroes - Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Hardcover): David Long Heroes - Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Hardcover)
David Long; Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman 1
R465 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R93 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.

These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.

Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

Major: A Soldier Dog (Hardcover): Trevor Jones Major: A Soldier Dog (Hardcover)
Trevor Jones; Illustrated by Ming Hai
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Would you give up your pet to save your country? During WWII, the U.S. Military established the Fort Robinson War Dogs Training Center in western Nebraska, training over 17,000 "dogs for defense" and deploying them to battlefields and installations all over the world. This book tells the incredible story of the War Dog program as seen through the eyes of Major, a World War Two soldier dog. At the beginning of the program, without a ready supply of dogs to train, the U.S. government asked civilians throughout the region to volunteer their dogs for service. Thousands answered the call, and their pets served our country courageously as guards, scouts, messengers, sled runners, and more. Told from the point of view of Major, a border collie based on a real dog from North Dakota, Major: A Soldier Dog tells the incredible story of the War Dog program through his eyes, following him through the heartbreaking separation from his family, the training at Fort Robinson, his harrowing war service in Italy, his return home for detraining and discharge, and finally the wonderful reunion with his family.

Athena: The Story of a Goddess (Hardcover): Isabel Greenberg Athena: The Story of a Goddess (Hardcover)
Isabel Greenberg; Imogen Greenberg 1
R449 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R81 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth - sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache - to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path.

Follow Athena as she competes against her bad-tempered uncle; watch as she turns her enemy into a spider and join her as she keeps Odysseus safe on his remarkable journey home.

Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.

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