Book List:52 titles
  • There is another thing to add to Jane's list now. Find a bloke. But nothing is as simple as it seems and Jane is in for some surprises ...Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic...


  • I DIDN'T KNOW AND WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED THAT ALL THE CAREFUL, LOVING WORK THAT HAD GONE INTO REARING ' THE ROSES FOR YEARS AND YEARS COULD HAVE BEEN UNDONE IN THIS SHORT TIME. Alice grew up the only child of loving parents. They live in a gorge...


  • A moving collection of the untold stories of women in the First World War from nine much-loved authors.      1914: War has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.      Th...


  • At the dawn of the twentieth century, Mina, Daniel, Yasha, and Rachel are just a few of the many people leaving their countries for America. They have great hopes for their new lives, but before they can achieve their dreams, they must survive the lo...


  • THE GRIMMEST OF WARS IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE. The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is...



  • Megan, Bella and Alice inhabit the isolated world of a girl's boarding school, Egerton Hall, buried deep in the English countryside. The Tower Room which they share is remote and high, and from it the three survey the everyday drama of school life. W...


  • Tilly loves her ballet class.  What could be more fun?  She gets to wear special clothes, try out fancy new positions, and do her best cat impression.  But, when it's time for the big recital, Tilly learns another aspect of ballet: the preperforma...


  • Every day, Maria looks after Lewis while his mum is at work. Even though he misses his mum, Lewis enjoys playing with the other children after she has gone. Maria always has a special treat for the children after lunch, and today they're allowed to g...






  • Jack is trying to get his cat, Max, down from the top of a tree. But as a thunder storm hits, it is soon Jack who needs to be rescued. This dramatic narrative is written by award-winning author Adele Geras. •Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books a...


  • A sumptuous retelling of the classic fairy tale SLEEPING BEAUTY with gorgeous full-color art that will bring this tale to life for a new generation of readers.The classic tale of SLEEPING BEAUTY is retold by acclaimed author Adele Geras, and joined w...



  • When six brothers are turned into swans by an evil queen, their fate falls into the hands of their younger sister. Can she save them - and herself - before it's too late?...


  • Rebecca's family is getting ready to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover, and she is helping Granny Sarah make the food needed for the special meal called the Seder. The family will sit down on the first and second evening of the celebration an...


  • SINCE ARRIVING HERE THE WHOLE OF AMY NORMAL LIFE SEEMS TO HAVE NO MORE REALITY THAN THE PAINTED BACKDROP OF A PANTOMIME SEEN LONG AGO. At eighteen, beautiful Bella is singing with a band, perform in London and Paris, and falling in love for the fi...


  • Perkins is a wise old tabby cat with a problem: His 8-year-old owner insists on doing his picture for a “Paint Your Pet” competition. Perkins is very fond of Lexie, but really! All he wants in life is a little peace and quiet. Perkins doesn’t e...


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    Eighteen-year-old Flora is recovering from nervous exhaustion in the sanatorium at her boarding school. She is supposed to rest. But the rest brings back her childhood memories of living in Borneo, where she encountered people and events shaped by th...





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  • Zannah and Adrian are planning to marry in May, the loveliest time of year. Zannah has always wanted a beautiful, traditional wedding and feels she missed out the first time around when she married Cal, father of her daughter Isis. Now two families a...


  • LOUISA'S SECRET When Louisa's ballet class have to choose partners, her new neighbour Tony is the perfect choice. But Tony thinks ballet lessons are for wimps! LOUISA IN THE WINGS A Russian ballet company comes to town and Louisa is desperate to see ...


  • Lizzie, who longs to become a gardener, is sent away to London by her strict father with only her mother's letters to comfort her until the letters stop coming, and Lizzie decides she must rescue her mother....


  • A seven-year-old ballet student who loves the joys of dancing but has a terror of dance recitals learns to handle both joys and terrors when she meets a mysterious neighbor who was once a dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet. Simultaneous....


  • Readers are invited to join Tilly for her special birthday treat as she discovers the bustle and excitement behind the scenes at a real ballet performance. From backstage warm-ups, to a trip to the dressing room, to an unexpected wardrobe change?Till...


  • This innovative, fully illustrated, and factually accurate novel tells the story of the legendary Egyptian queen. At ten years old, a young girl named Nefret becomes a handmaid to Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. It is through her eyes, as a serva...



  • Ranging from folktales to contemporary stories, this anthology celebrates the richness of the Jewish heritage. The stellar list of contributors includes Isaac Bashevis Singer, Lynn Reid Banks, and Michael Rosen....






  • Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors hoping to marry her, thereby gaining control of the land. But when a n...


  • Considered the leading ballerina of her day, Hester Fielding's life is the stuff of drama: a bleak childhood transformed by the discovery of her amazing gifts as a dancer, a dangerous love affair that can only lead to heartbreak, and a secret that w...


  • When sixteen-year-old Mel lands a role in a summer production of Chekov's Three Sisters, she is immediately caught up in the exciting world of the theater. Mel forms close bonds with the cast and crew, especially Clare, the costume and set designer. ...



  • Louisa is horrified when she gets the news that Miss Matting's Ballet school has to close down. The only other school in town is notoriously hard to get into, and very expensive! Phoebe, Tony and Louisa all audition and the others soon receive letter...


  • Between the years 1910 and 1954, the Genzel children face major decisions and turning points in their lives as they grow up and find their fates and lives intertwined with the ancient city of Jerusalem...



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    Cecily is enchanted when she meets photographer Rosalind, and soon longs to learn more about this art of the future and become a famous photographer herself. Believing Rosalind to be the perfect match for her widowed father, Cecily conspires to unite...


  • Geejay is a brave and fearless cat–a true adventurer. His favorite activities are creeping, crawling, prowling, and pouncing in the overgrown garden of the empty house next door. Then, to his horror, a new family moves in and they don’t want cats...


  • As a mother sings while knitting a blanket for her daughter, the child follows the strands of yarn from the real world to a magical dream world and back again, in a beautifully illustrated, poetic bedtime lullaby....


  • Whoever heard of a cat talking, let alone writing things down. Ozymandias the cat is the Keeper of the Files and just one member of the Fantora family who all have special talents. The family move to 58 Azalea Avenue and the adventures begin. Each st...



  • Daily observations recorded by the family cat Ozymandias--the keeper of the Fantora family files--details the strange yet delightful family members, including Grandmother Filomena who sees the future in her knitting, mother Rosamund who makes potions...


  • Set in a splendid country house in England, this rich and absorbing novel begins as Leonora, daughter of a famous Edwardian painter, is about to throw herself a huge house party to celebrate her 75th birthday. Guests will include her two grown daught...



  • This innovative, fully illustrated, and factually accurate novel tells the story of the legendary Egyptian queen. At ten years old, a young girl named Nefret becomes a handmaid to Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. It is through her eyes, as a serva...



  • Blossom, a plump and happy cat, is horrified when 6-year-old Prissy comes to stay with her family. She’s the meanest girl Blossom’s ever met, and she’s turning Blossom’s life upside down. When Prissy pulls her tail, Blossom makes up her mind:...


  • When a new baby arrives in the Anderson household, Callie, the Andersons’ calico cat, does her best to make it welcome. But everything goes horribly wrong. Even seven-year-old David has no time for Callie–and he’s always been her friend. When C...


  • Blossom, a plump and happy cat, is horrified when 6-year-old Prissy comes to stay with her family. Prissy is the meanest girl Blossom’s ever met, and she’s turning Blossom’s life upside down. When Prissy pulls her tail, Blossom makes up her min...








  • A delightful tapestry of a magical, lost-world society comes together in this poetic and humorous story for children. The amazing tales behind the squares of this wonderful and time-worn quilt are unraveled: a red velvet patch recalls an exquisite dr...