• Children's & YA
      September 2019

      Codigo 7

      Descifrando el código para una vida épica

      by Bryan R. Johnson

      A Bilingual Spanish-English Chapter Book for Young Language Learners La vida en la primaria Flint Hill puede parecer normal, pero siete amigos se encuentran en el camino para descifrar el código de una vida épica. Ya sea que estén persiguiendo sus sueños en el escenario, buscando un pez monstruo evasivo, o ejecutando un negocio improvisado desde una casa del árbol, ¿pueden estos héroes encontrar una manera de trabajar juntos para cambiar su comunidad? Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends soon find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life. Whether they’re chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?

    • Educational: English language: reading & writing skills

      50 Ways to Retell a Story

      Cinderella

      by Alan Peat

      50 Ways To Retell A Story: Cinderella does exactly what it says on the cover - retells the favourite fairytale Cinderella - in fifty brand new ways! As a haiku, a recipe, a text message, a story written in 'pig Latin,' a diary entry, a ghost story and forty-four other innovative ways. The language play involved will interest any avid reader, but the book has, predominantly, been written with the Primary and Secondary school classroom in mind. 50 Ways to Retell a Story - Cinderella provides teachers with 50 literacy lessons, starter sessions or extension activities which ensure a creative, engaging approach to the teaching of literacy. While the familiar format of an old favourite like Cinderella can encourage reluctant writers to 'have a go', more able pupils will relish the challenges of completing the more complex re-tellings. And all of the approaches exemplified in 50 Ways To Retell A Story: Cinderella can be applied with any other traditional tale. Author Alan Peat explains: The inspiration for the book came from Raymond Queneau's work Exercises in Style, which is a collection of ninety-nine different retellings of the same tale. Queneau was one of the founders of OULIPO, a French group of mathematicians and writers who believed that constraints, paradoxically, lead to greater creativity. One of the examples in the book retells Cinderella as a lipogram. A lipogram is a key Oulipean constraint which bans the use of a certain letter or letters in the alphabet. While the story must remain the same, the language chosen to tell that story changes significantly. If we ban, for example, the letter 'a' in the retelling of Cinderella, our heroine must be re-named, can't go to a 'ball', or a 'dance', or even a 'party' but she would be allowed to go to a 'soiree' or 'exclusive reception'. This retelling specifically encourages practical use of a thesaurus, but more importantly, if we encourage children to play with language so that it becomes fun, we can develop a love of literacy which will then impact positively on their writing standards. It also reduces the fear of making a mistake in the classroom, encourages 'risk taking' and experimenting with language. Reluctant writers also find the retelling of a familiar text less threatening than a blank sheet of paper while more able pupils relish the extra tiers of complexity which some of the writing tasks in the book involve.

    • Children's & YA

      The Curious Tale of the Dodo.

      by Anthony Cooper & Simon Kewer

      ‘The curious tale of the dodo’, is the first book in the series from the altruistic environmental brand Don’t do the Dodo. A fun introduction to conservation through the story of the dodo and written in an easy to read Dr Seuss rhyming style with fantastic color illustrations and….. the perfect length for a bedtime story! French translation available. The second book “ Dodo and the importance of BEEing”is now in draft form following the same format and an introuction to bees and their plight.

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material

      Llyfr Mawr Culhwch

      by Mary Vaughan Jones

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Talk, Readalone and Write

      The Teacher's Book

      by Christopher S. Stephens

    • Educational: English language & literacy

      Stories from Abergelli Street

      by Nicola. Davies

      This is a collection of five short stories for fledgeling readers - the latest in the PONT Read alone series. Delightful black and white illustrations enhance the stories. Abergelli Street, where Caradoc the Cat lives with Mrs Rhossili and the pigeons, Cleo and her dog, Mr Dynefor, find the scarecrow, Bwgan, who is quite happy to look after them, the foxes explore the rubbish bags whilst Bwgan looks after their babies, Councillor Pedr Pizza finds a half-frozen dragon in his green house and Brinley, the donkey is determined to fly.

    • Educational: English language & literacy

      C'mon, Cymru!

      Let's Hear It for Wales!

      by Jenny. Sullivan

    • Educational: English literature

      Ghost in the Artroom

      by Bob Doucet

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Robert and the Werewolf

      A Play

      by Bob Doucet

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Mad About Money!

      by Ian West

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Download Fever

      by Lee Wildish

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Mer-boy

      by Charlotte Alder

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Dark Star

      by Anthony Williams

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Trapped

      by Danny Pearson

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Shark's Fin Island

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    • Children's & young adult reference material

      Ceffylau a Merlod

      by Anna Milbourne

      How do horses live in the wild? What kind of pony lives near the North Pole? Why do horses wear shoes? Find out the answers in this easy-to-read text designed for children beginning to read on their own. A Welsh adaptation of Horses and Ponies (Usborne Beginners).

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Rex Jones Teacher Book

      by Jonny Zucker

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      First Flight

      by Jane West

    • Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes

      Rock Chick

      by Anthony Williams

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