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Martin Howard is the author of many humour titles for both adults and children, examples include the hugely successful Bad Dog’s Diary series and The Wickedest Witch, the first book in the Witches At War! series.
A self-confessed ‘white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer’ Neil Armstrong became the most famous man on the planet when he walked on the moon in 1969. This concise but information-packed biography provides the background to his life, from his birth in Ohio in 1930 through his experiences as a pilot in the Korean war, to those era-defining small steps on the moon. It also describes in just the right detail the political and technological developments that made the Apollo 11 trip possible. The text is clear and accessible, supported by frequent illustrations, diagrams and ‘Did you know?’ information boxes and it provides both a timeline and index. This is one of a number of books in carefully-thought out new series. For further reading on this theme visit our special feature - 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.
With illustrations throughout, plus comic strips and activity pages fans of CBBC's Shaun the Sheep will adore it. In this the third in the series of early reader stories, the Mossy Bottom sheep are at a sheepdog trial in a field by the seaside, but the Flock are determined to enjoy the beach instead. Can Bitzer and Shaun get them back to the field before the trial starts?
Fans of Shaun the Sheep will love this original novel based on the screenplay. When Shaun decides to take a day off to have some fun, he gets more adventure than he baa-gained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally leads to the Farmer’s absence from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the Flock to travel to the Big City to find him. Includes an 8-page, full-colour insert of stills from the film. There are six great Shaun the Sheep The Movie titles to collect... Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Shear Madness Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Great Escape Shaun the Sheep Movie - Timmy in the City Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Book of the Film
October 2014 Book of the Month A rip roaring tale from Mossy Bottom Farm where a most unusual talent show is about to take place. It’s the chickens versus the sheep. They are pretty evenly matched but the sheep have a very big problem on their hands. Shirley, the star singer of the flock, is suffering a terrible attack of stage fright. Shaun needs all his ingenuity to make sure she gets up on stage and gives her best performance ever! Hilarious farmyard stories that will delight newly confident readers.
AAARRROOOooo! What's making that hair-raising howl? Can Bitzer the sheepdog and his flock find the beast - before it finds them? Characters from Aardman's Shaun the Sheep step from screen to page in the second of an original illustrated fiction series, Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm. ***Some of our lucky readers reviewed the first in the Shaun the Sheep series, The Flock Factor...here's what they thought...'I liked this book because it was a good plot. I really like Shirly on chapter seven. I like the bit where the frogs got dressed up in swimming gear.' and 'Very funny book with great pictures, would love to read more.' You can read more reviews here!
The third and much anticipated final instalment in the highly-praised Witches at War! series. Hilarious fun for children aged 8+ and brilliant for parents and children to read together. There are stunning illustrations throughout in this beautifully produced small hardback edition.
A witch’s cookbook, this is not surprisingly full of gruesome humour for those with strong stomachs. Esmelia Sniff is a world renowned witch and she knows a thing or two about the very best ways of cooking children. Follow her method and list of ingredients carefully and you can enjoy Hagboogers with Lumpy Sauce and French Guys, Seared Tina in Boy Sauce on a Bed of Fragrant Lice and many appetising dishes!
9 +. Esmelia Sniff and her much more talented apprentice Sam are back in the second volume of the much-praised Witches at War! series. Armed with the Black Wand, evil Diabolica Nightshade is creating an army of witches to take over the world. It's up to Esmelia and her apprentice Sam to stop her, but the only thing that can stand against the Black Wand is - another wand of equal power. Can Sam and Esmelia put their differences aside for long enough to uncover the ancient spell to create such a wand? What will Sam discover about her past? And will Esmelia ever take off that false beard? The first in the series is The Wickedest Witch.
Full of dark humour in fact seriously funny this is the start of a series that should not be missed and packaged in a terrific small hardback format. There is great anticipation in the witching world as the Wicked Witch is dead. But who will take over? Esmeila Sniff fancies her chances; after all she is exceedingly wicked and has warts in all of the right places. As she and her surprisingly cheerful apprentice, Sam, set off to find three other witches to nominate her for the job, the meanest and the baddest witches in the world are hatching their own devious plan to become ‘The Wickedest Witch’. The second in the series is The White Wand, out now.
Are you stuck in a holiday rut? Need a change from your usual two weeks in Boredom-on-Sea? Want to explore more far flung destinations but not sure where to start? Well look no further because Alfie Fleet's Guide to the Universe will show you the best and worst holiday destinations that are literally out of this world! Enjoy a flight around the bird-planet of Winspan, enjoy a cocktail on beautiful planet Blyssss, or rent a giant hollowed-out mushroom to sleep in on planet Nomefulch - the universe is yours for the taking. And if you're a thrill-seeking adventurer then head for Solstice and join the pirates on a cruise around the planet - but watch out for the hostile mermaids and the strange recluse who inhabits the Isle of Sheds . . . Alfie Fleet and the Professor are on a planet-hopping quest-keep up if you can! More than funny fiction - this story does for travel guides what Wimpy Kid did for diaries and Tom Gates did for doodle books. With amazing illustrations by Chris Mould throughout, this book is a visual feast and will appeal to readers everywhere.
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. It was only a tiny stalactite and I didn't know it would make the tunnel cave in if I snapped it off ... Find out what really happened on Oak Class's school trip, told through field trip reports written by the pupils. This humorous and unusual story was written by Martin Howard. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to pratise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.