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About John Shelley
John Shelley was born in Birmingham UK and began illustrating in London, his first children's picture book being shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Fascinated by Japanese art, he lived in Tokyo for over 20 years, receiving awards for a wide variety of illustration work in addition to producing children's books for Western and Japanese publishers. Once more based in the UK, he currently lives in Norfolk with his daughter and a cat called Pixie.
He's a former board member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and is a member of the Society of Authors. Since 2018 he's been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times.
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A powerful and personal story from Joyce Dunbar about what it's like to experience hearing difficulties.
Dylan can't hear as well as he used to be able to and he doesn't want to be different from his friends - he wants to be able to hear like everyone else. As his hearing gets worse he becomes more and more isolated from his friends. Luckily his dog Pluto is there to keep him down to earth...
This heartwarming story from Joyce Dunbar has beautiful black-and-white illustrations by John Shelley and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.
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Creepy curiosities and endless enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist has been double-dared to find the phantom, and he's up to the task-- but he never expected that he'd give the ghost a fright!
Together, boy and ghost take on the task of cataloging every last treasure in Miss Pustula's crowded and cavernous cellar, down to the last spell and skeleton-- but what will the witch do when she catches them there?
The deliciously spooky, tongue-twistingly clever rhymes in this story are illustrated in lavish detail-- each creep and kraken crawls across the pages, and Miss Night's shelves are crowded with pickled elves and dusty potions.
From the first friendly fright to the last lurking ghoul, this adventure is perfect for Halloween. . . and beyond.
But, Jane embraces her dilemma, writing about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous phrases with glee. After all, what better words are there to use to write about the greatest writer in the English language than his very own? As readers will discover, "the long and the short of it" is this: Will changed the English language forever.
Backmatter includes an author’s note, a bibliography, and a timeline.
No one wanted the “giant.” The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it.
Night and day, Michelangelo worked in secret, lovingly coaxing statue out of the stone. Its majesty endures even today.
This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story of how humans see themselves reflected in art.
Back matter includes further information about David and a selected bibliography
Ten-year-old Mary McHugh’s world is shattered when her father is injured in a mining accident in the late 1800’s. After losing his leg, Mary’s father falls into a deep depression. He no longer plays the piano or has interest in carving the intricate wooden "Reminders" that he has always made to remind the family of the milestones they shared together. To make matters worse, the family may need to leave their home in Cripple Creek, Colorado in order to make ends meet.
Mary’s love for her father and her desire to get life back to "normal" push her to take a chance that restores her father’s spirit and brings her family a new life, strengthened by the hardships they have endured.
If you take your trick-or-treat sack and venture into the dark woods on Halloween night, you'll find cat bones, rat bones, and bat bones--and all are looking at YOU! "Take care! Beware! Despair!" the bone creatures will cry. "You can bet you've just met your worst nightmare!" What will you do? Cry? Sigh?
NO! Because you're too tough / to worry about stuff / like the rattle / and prattle / of bones!
Told in unmetered rhymed verse, this Halloween adventure is a real treat.
With a younger readership, of 9-12, this much-loved classic retells the traumatic events surrounding the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera, from the viewpoint of two young schoolgirls. Lillian lives with her widowed mother at Te Wairoa, the village which acts as a centre for tourists who flock to see the famous eighth wonder of the world - the pink and white terraces. When Mattie, an English girl of her own age arrives with her parents, Lillian finally has an opportunity to join a tour party led by her friend, the famous Guide Sophia. But these are worrying times - the old tohunga has been prophesying doom and disaster, and when they travel across Lake Rotomahana, a mysterious canoe appears out of the mists - a waka wairua, or ghost canoe, and all who live in the shadow of Mt Tarawera are about to have their lives changed forever.
An exciting tale of New Zealand's recent history, Elsie Locke's timeless classic has now been reissued for a new audience.