Book List in Order: 40 titles

  • Gloria is making a delicious porridge, but she's too hungry to share it with the cat. When Gloria goes to fetch some water, cat eats all the porridge . Angry Gloria shakes her spoon at the cat, and the scared cat runs away, starting a chaos around he...


  • A House Without Walls is a powerful story of family, hope and redemption amidst the refugee crisis in Syria from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Lucy Eldridge.Thirteen-year-old Safiya and her family have been driven out of Syria by ...


  • Amir is worried about the little monster lurking under the bed. What if it tries to eat him up?! And what if that monster has a dad and a mom too? As Amir’s dad tucks him in, Amir wonders if the monster might just become a friend instead...This cla...


  • Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the do...


  • Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics—all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by sto...


  • Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never suppose...


  • Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet.When his grandfather anno...


  • A good story is like a river that starts from far away and travels on and on. The animal stories in Two Crafty Jackals began their lives in India more than 2,000 years ago and have been travelling ever since. They were already a thousand years old wh...


  • “Quite simply, a wonderfully moving story about the power of love." —Times Educational Supplement “A wry first-person narrative. . . . Discussion of handicaps, death and bereavement, and religious belief are carefully integrated into the story....






  • The dazzling fourth collection from Forward and Whitbread winner Paul Farley. The Dark Film , Paul Farley's first collection since the highly acclaimed Tramp in Flames , expands the poet's research into "the art of seeing", and all that human...


  • The Shahnameh is a collection of stories and myths from ancient Iran, filled with kings, heroes, princesses, magical animals and demons. Written as an epic poem by the poet Ferdowsi in the 10th century, it is one of the great classics of Persian lite...


  • In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment -- or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic ...


  • When twelve-year-old John Barr is forced to join the navy his life takes a dangerous turn. As he trains to become a powder monkey on board the mighty HMS Fearless, he soon learns that the ship hides many secrets. Thrust into a sinister world of spi...


  • In seventeenth-century Scotland, everyone knows the devil is real. Everyone knows that witches exist. Everyone knows that saying the wrong thing can get you hanged...When fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraft, Maggie has to ...


  • Iran is a country of mountains striped with snow, dense forests where bears and lynxes still roam, deserts, bazaars . . . but above all it has stories — of fairies and demons, of a monstrous metal eagle called the okab, of romantic cockroaches and ...


  • For millennia, Somalia has been crossed and recrossed by camel caravans of merchants, bringing with them stories such as "The Good Prince," in which a kindhearted prince conquers the evil magic of a beautiful sorceress, and "The Ogress and the Snake,...


  • This new title in the illustrated Let's Read! language-learning series is a real page-turner! It's a story for kids, written in a bilingual Spanish and English format, which encourages boys and girls who are independent readers in their own language...


  • This new title in the illustrated Let's Read! language-learning series is a real page-turner! It's a story for kids, written in a bilingual French and English format, which encourages boys and girls who are independent readers in their own language ...



  • Secret serpents, devilish demons, mysterious magicians — the folk tales of Iraq are filled with otherworldly creatures, enchantment, and earthy humor. During her time spent in the Middle East, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Laird gathered togethe...


  • Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of ...


  • Paradise End by Elizabeth Laird, author of The Fastest Boy in the World, is the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who both long for a different life.Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End. She fantasizes a...


  • Two boys, two faiths, one unholy war—two boys from opposing worlds come face to face in a thought-provoking historical adventure When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy...


  • A hard-hitting, intensely moving novel about child slavery in the Middle EastTaken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. They are then separated and forced to ...


  • Oranges in No Man’s Land tells the riveting story of ten-year-old Ayesha’s terrifying journey across no man’s land to reach a doctor in hostile territory in search of medicine for her dying grandmother.Set in Lebanon during the civil war, this ...


  • A Little Piece Of Ground will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts afflicting our world today.Written by Elizabeth Laird, one of Great Britain’s best-known young adult authors, A Little Piece Of Ground explores the h...


  • It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous. Will the other monkeys be friendly? Will they all stare at her because she is in a wheelchair? Thanks to her sense of playfulness, Jani makes friends and has a wonderful first day at school! Green Ba...


  • A young girl’s ordinary journey through the jungle turns into an amusing adventure, thanks to a few surprising encounters along the way.Beatrice sets out through the lush African jungle to visit her beloved granddad. She carries with her a bunch of...








  • Daniel and Janine go to the supermarket with Grandma and when Daniel spots the toy he wants to buy, he runs over to take it off the shelf. But the supermarket is very busy and suddenly he can't see Grandma. What should he do? How will he find Grandma...



  • This is the haunting story about Rafaella, the new girl at school who finds making friends difficult. With her strange name and sticking-out ears, she's different from the rest. Lucy is the first to tease—the first to call her "Earwig." Until a se...



  • This is the story of Veronica - the nosy cow. The story is set in the country and features Duncan the Little Red Tractor, Stan the farmer and many more characters from Gosling Farm. A book accompanies the tape which has music and sound effects includ...


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    No place is safe for Tara and her family. 12-year-old Tara Hawrami lives a normal life in Iraq -- until the day she sees a boy, a Kurd like herself, get shot by soldiers in the street. But Tara still doesn't realize just how dangerous life for the K...




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    Afra invites Tom and Joseph on a trip to a game lodge, and is devastated when her father breaks his promise to come too. She sees a troop of baboons and connects her own wounded heart with an injured baby. Determined to save it from predators, she re...


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    In real life, Jake is never safe. He lives in constant fear of his mother's violent boyfriend. But in his imaginary tower he can dream up his own father - the stranger who gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck the day he was born and went away for ever...