Papa the Stockfarmer
Papa the Stockfarmer is the second book of the series ?What Do the Grown-Ups Do The stories are based on life in the north-west Highlands of Scotland in a village called Badaneel and follow three local girls as they investigate the world of grown-up jobs. Designed for children aged 5-10 years, their aim is to help children understand different jobs and educate them about working life in a light-hearted manner. Whilst in story format, they are also factual, based on a real place, written about real people. Papa the stockfarmer calls the children one morning to ask for help moving the cattle and the girls embark on an adventure where things don?t exactly go as planned! During their work on the farm, they learn about the difference between high and low ground farming, how to make silage so that the animals have food in the winter, how the cattle ?poocan improve the ground, and how to save a baby calf!Other books in the series include: Joe the Fisherman, Sean the Actor, Fiona the Doctor and Richard the Vet.?My children constantly ask, ?What do the grown ups do at work It was this interest that sparked the idea for the books. Whilst they love to play, they are equally eager to tag along with the adults, learning new things,says Mairi, about her inspiration for the series. ?I thought it would be useful to educate them about the workplace and broaden their ideas for their life ahead. Although the message is educational, it is designed to be fun too,she said.
Lisa is a girl with a quite well-developed extra-sensory power - she can levitate herself. Not to put too fine a point on it, she can fly. Thinking herself more or less unique, she is amazed to find another girl with the same power - Jody. Needless to say, they quickly become friends - best friends. Together they develop their ESP powers, discovering telepathy, telekinesis and others. This leads them into several adventures, and to finding a third member of their group - Holly. The three girls form a small band of problem solvers, getting involved with the government, the armed forces and others. This has them travelling the world and being shot at - among other things. This is her story, from her point of view.
Valley of Light
A year has passed since the Shuttle launch in Florida, a year during which Saskia has decided that she prefers to be Saskia rather than Richie. As her friend and companion Saskia Hunt leaves school for the last time, Voice arranges for Saskia to exist as an actual person. For the last time (or so he thinks) Richie changes to be Saskia. Now the girls can live together as sisters together forever - and that word has a particular meaning for the pair of them. As the Supertwins, the girls continue to use their powers to help and protect others, including saving most of the world again by actually making a volcano erupt. Having left school (at least one of them has), the girls go to work for James Robinson. Their experiences are decidedly NOT those of your average school-leaver, and their involvement with the security forces comes in handy from time to time. James has cause to be grateful when a helicopter crash is averted by Saskia learning to fly it in a matter of seconds. What they come to call the Saskia Magic helps them help others to come to terms with themselves, including an American businessman who ignores his teenage daughter in favour of his work. Saskia Hunt enjoys being shot at, so foiling a terrorist hijack of a trainload of nuclear fuel sees her with a huge grin as the machinegun bullets bounce off her. Saskia can already drive a car (and other things), she learned the normal way while she was still Richie. Saskia Hunt learns in just a minute or so as Saskia shows her how it's done.
The Adventures of The Ketchup Kids
When Luke (10) and Michael?Kingsman (6) got involved in a messy but hilarious ketchup fight in their garden, nobody could foresee the adventure it would lead them into. As a result of the ketchup fight, Luke?s best friend Whizzo starts inventing and creates a number of ketchup-firing weapons that the children plan to use in a series of friendly fights. With their newly created weapons, the children want a name for their gang and become the?Ketchup Kids.During their first battle, the children discover a burglar?s kit in the woods and make a momentous decision “ to become crime-busting heroes and solve the mystery themselves. The discovery catapults the gang into a thrilling adventure of a lifetime, involving lots of sticky red stuff and some mean and malevolent burglars who are out to catch the children. Will the Ketchup Kids apprehend the burglars “ or have they gone a step too far into an adventure that should have been dealt with by grown ups?Prepare to get messy with The Ketchup Kids, a charming, light-hearted and humourous adventure story for 7-10 year old children. Beautifully illustrated,?Andrew Burton?s tale gives the reader a story that could easily happen in real life. Reminiscent of The Famous Five and The?Secret Seven, the book revives a long-forgotten and highly entertaining story format.
What do you do if you want your Charity Ball to go without a hitchYou get Saskia and Saskia to organise it for you. The Ball itself will go without a hitch (probably) but getting there is far from straightforward. Yet another person discovers that the Saskias and the SuperTwins are the same people, but her response to the revelation surprises the girls. Sir James gets himself into a spot of bother, but is easily extracted by the twins, who then have to work quite hard to preserve their secret. Saskia discovers she has a maternal instinct, despite not really being a girl, which gives her a lot to think about. Having super powers AND being able to move in time proves useful when the plant next door is devastated by a huge explosion, the girls end up doing the whole day twice! Moving in time is getting to be routine as the girls are shifted back to 1757 to fix a problem with the timeline. A visit to the Russian plant sees Saskia changing to be James in case he gets shot, which is fine until this actually happens - and Saskia doesn't have super powers while she's being James. The girls are getting used to moving in time, but encounter a problem when time itself goes screwy and they get shunted sideways into a reality that has no future and no real past.
Kyra and Katya are super girls. At the same time they are Saskia and Saskia, a couple of normal teenage girls. Naturally they can't spend all their time as the SuperTwins, so the Saskias have ordinary jobs to go to, and ordinary lives to lead. Despite that, they are always on hand to use their powers to deal with disasters like tornados, train crashes, and a collapsed school. Occasionally they have to use their powers while being the Saskias, saving the Prime Ministers life and subduing a gunman at the plant where they work being a case in point. Sometimes it's nice to use those powers just for themselves, on a day out, to the Moon! Their ability to travel in time sees them appear on TV, both as the Saskias and the SuperTwins - at the same time. Just because they look like Saskia and Saskia instead of Kyra and Katya doesn't stop them helping people to achieve what they want in life, Rio gets to do what she wants, with a little help from the girls as they compete against each other in racing cars.
Great Fairytale Robbery
Sarah and Julie switch on the television: instead of the movie they expect, they see a crowd of their favourite storybook characters, including Cinderella, Puss-in- Boots, Aladdin, Bo Peep and Hansel and Gretel, calling out for help. So the two girls step into the fantasy world beyond the TV screen and find themselves involved in a battle of wits against the witchlike Studio Head, whose ambition is to destroy all books. Oz, Julie's life-size rag doll, dreams up a plan to save the fairy tale people from fading away... to Studio Head's dismay.
When eleven-year old Danny becomes trapped in a mysterious land of garden gnomes, ghosts and gigantic spiders, his only chance of returning home lies in the magical powers of the Meelyion plant. But does it still existTravelling to a haunted forest in search of the Meelyion is the last thing Danny wants to do, especially when there is a group of bloodthirsty ghosts in pursuit. Even if his journey is a success, he must still do battle with an army of deadly spiders that will do anything to stop him.
History of England 1066-1216
A history of the 150 years following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, detailing all the major events during one of the most turbulent eras of English history.
Seventy-Five Years of 'Being Prepared'
Walesby Forest is situated just north of Nottingham. Encompassing 250 acres of woodlands, the site sits on the ancient edge of the historic Sherwood Forest, with a river and a cave said to be the hiding place of Robin Hood. Feeling a strong sense of moral duty to capture some of Walesby Forest?s history, Andrew Luczko was keen to mark this historic landmark with something that would benefit the site both now and for future generations. He wrote Seventy-Five Years of ?Being Prepared?: A History of Walesby Forest, Nottinghamshire 1938-2013 in an effort to record key events, decisions, changes and personalities that have moulded this beautiful, unspoiled piece of North Nottinghamshire over the last 75 years. Luczko was captivated by Walesby Forest at the age of 10, when he visited the site for the first time, and he hopes that this book will go on to inspire many others who encounter the fantastic setting with its forest, meandering river and stunning lake. His book highlights the many challenges the area has faced over the years, including financial difficulties, WWII bombs, fires, flooding, closure due to the national Foot & Mouth epidemic and a Right to Roam challenge. Probaby the greatest surprise is an unexpected link to a potential source of Shakespeare?s work, in the form of Sir Francis Bacon. The book is also an opportunity to share what has been achieved under the 75-year ownership of the forest by the City of Nottingham Scouts. It has been no easy task and continues to create problems and challenges that you might expect from a 250-acre facility with a wide choice of accommodation, buildings and activities. Seventy-Five Years of ?Being Preparedadopts a chronological order and gives an insight into the issues that have been faced since the site was sold as part of the sell-off by the Rufford Abbey Estate in 1938. It comes right up to date with the current projects of 2013 and hopes for the future. It makes a great read for any former visitor of the site, those interested in Robin Hood and local history and any skeptics of the origination of Shakespeare?s works.
A fascinating look at British battles during the Victorian era by boys' literature writer William Henry Giles Kingston.
Case of Edith Cavell
Written by James Beck, the former assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, to Germany's Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs during the First World War. This was a treatise on the rights of non-combatants. It took the story of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who was executed by the Germans for helping Allied soldiers escape German-occupied Belgium, as a case study.
Reaction, Revolution and The Birth of Nazism
By the end of the First World War Germany was in a state of anarchy as rival political forces battled to determine her fate. Since Germany's birth in 1871 the ideas behind the revolution the broke out in 1918, socialism, communism, anarchism, had been countered by a growing reactionary nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism, and it would be in the crucible of war that these conflicting beliefs would finally clash. This ebook tells the story of the German Revolution of 1918, an often overlooked event that had consequences every bit as far reaching as its Russian counterpart in 1917. It is the first part in a series that will look at the German Century. Explaining History is a series of ebook titles dedicated to making 20th Century history accessible for all readers, ideal for enthusiasts, students and readers who want to know more.
Rio is a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl who can hear what other people are thinking. This can lead her into all sorts of situations, such as doing jobs for the Air Force and preventing stuff being blown up by bombs. It can also lead her into a whole lot of trouble, when, together with her best friend Jennie, she gets kidnapped and very nearly killed. Luckily she has friends in high places, at least when they fly. The SuperTwins are needed several times to extract her from the problems she gets into. She gets to find out all kinds of secrets, one of which is just about the biggest secret of them all, a secret which leads her into the strangest adventure of all.
Explaining Nazi Germany
From the Explaining History series, this is a new ebook for students of Germany history designed to dispel the six most pervasive myths about the Third Reich and help students get to grips with the most common problems. Also check out the link for additional bonus material and a free six part modern history course.
A historical chronicle of the founding of Delaware and other early colonies by the Religious Society of Friends, otherwise known as the Quaker movement.
Uprising of a Great People
Written by Agenor Gasparin, this was one of many pro-Union works translated from the original French by Mary Louise Booth during the American Civil War. For her translation work during this period she was praised by President Lincoln.
Pussy and Doggy Tales
This fantastic book with plenty of short stories about cats and dogs has been a favourite for many years, and is now presented in a wonderfully formatted edition especially for today's e-readers. Written by Edith Nesbit, these classic tales will delight children of all ages.
Saturday Rock Dog
Fifteen-year-old Lucas's parents are completely unlike those of his friends. Whilst most mums and dads are into gardening or baking, Lucas's parents like listening to rock music - at full volume. Lucas's mates all enjoy spending time in his unconventional household, especially when Lucas brings home his dog, Cuch, from the rescue centre. When Grace, one of Lucas's friends comes round to meet Cuch, she is surprised to discover the dog apparently headbanging in time to 'The Final Countdown'. Cuch, it seems, is a real rock dog and after Lucas's parents post clips of him dancing on YouTube the world wants to see more. After his surprise appearance at local rock club, Cuch is dubbed 'Saturday Rock Dog' and an article about him in the local newspaper spreads word about the amazing dancing dog. Then a letter arrives from Cuch's previous owner who asks to be reunited with his old pet and Lucas fears for the future. Little does he know that everyone's life is about to change beyond recognition. Saturday Rock Dog is an uplifting and imaginative novel for a modern generation that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
101 Amazing Space Jokes
This rip-roaring collection of 101 of the most far-out jokes you have ever heard is so funny you might just float away! Jack Goldstein takes the laughs into the stratosphere in an amazing book containing over one hundred jokes that will have the whole family laughing. Organised into categories such as astronauts, aliens, planets and more so you have a space-themed joke for every occasion, this is an ideal addition to any budding comedian's bookshelf. How do you organise a space partyYou planet!
101 Amazing Facts About The Human Body
In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the human body. Separated into sections such as the brain, vision, bones and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are working on a human biology project or you just want to know more about how your body works, this is an excellent addition to your bookshelf.