Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340981641

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 5825

A sweet rhyming story about a boy's travels to find his beloved teddy bear Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep Tossed and turned and woke from his sleep. Though Bat and Owl and Fox were there Ted didn't seem to be anywhere. Poor Oliver has lost his Ted and must make a journey far and wide to find him before he can go to sleep. Beautifully illustrated, this is a fantastic journey of the imagination, and a perfect bedtime read.

Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340981634

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 4180

Oliver Donnington Rimington-Sneep tossed and turned and woke from his sleep. Though Bat and Owl and Fox were there Ted didn't seem to be anywhere. Poor Oliver has lost his Ted and must make a journey far and wide to find him before he can go to sleep.

Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340930557

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1683

The night the wind started to bump and to bash was the night the rain started to thump and to thrash. Oliver was small, he didn't like it at all. He wished he was tall and mighty. Oliver is having a bath during a thunderstorm and as the thunder gets louder and the storm gets more scary he uses his imagination to face his fears and overcome them.

Oliver and the Noisy Baby

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340997468

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 32

View: 7533

Oliver's baby sister won't stop crying. Oliver gets in his plane and travels to distant lands to get away from the noise. But wherever he goes, there are babies crying. Oliver wonders if back home HIS sister might need him so he flies back to cuddle her to sleep! A new story from a talented prize-winning author/illustrator team praised for their rhythmic imaginative texts and gloriously detailed illustrations.

Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780340893296

Category: Sleep

Page: 32

View: 4397

For all parents with an Oliver (or Olivia) in their lives, and every child seeking a little fun before shut-eye, "Oliver Who Would Not Sleep!" is an ideal bedtime adventure. Full color.

Itchy Itch Itch

Author: Mara Bergman

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9781408818473

Category: Children's stories

Page: 24

View: 316

What do you do if you have an itchy back and you just can't reach the spot? You get help of course! Buffalo always has an itch and in this charming rhyming story finds the perfect partner to help scratch that spot . . .

Fact Finders Space

Author: MARTIN / MALAND,Ruth Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783702237

Category:

Page: 16

View: 8540

How did Pluto stop being a planet? Are there other planets in space that could have life on them? This new series explores the cutting edge of popular science subjects - the place where theories are developed and discoveries made! Children will find out about the theories that explain some of the most interesting questions about space, and learn how to evaluate them. With hands-on novelties, funny artwork and light-hearted, informative text, this is the perfect book for budding astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists! AUTHOR: Ruth Martin has been an editor and author of children's books for many years. Nick Maland won the Booktrust Early Years Award for his picture book 'Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide', the V&A illustration award for 'You've Got Dragons', and the Society of Illustrators Silver Medal for 'Snip Snap! What's That?' His first book, 'Welcome Night', was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Best Newcomer Award. Illustrated

Snip, Snap Alligator!

Author: Mara Bergman,Nick Maland

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9781444914894

Category: Alligators

Page: 32

View: 6892

Reminiscent of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this story is an absolute delight to read aloud, enabling a child to really join in. An alligator is creeping up the stairs, slithering down the hall and swishing and swooshing its tremendous tail and the children are very scared. Until they decide they've had enough of all this scary alligator stuff! And they banish him back to where he came from. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this reissue of the award-winning picture book Snip Snap! is a real treat!

Travelling Heroes

Greeks and their myths in the epic age of Homer

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889861

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9666

This remarkable and daringly original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal. Its central point is the Jebel Aqra, the great mountain on the north Syrian coast which Robin Lane Fox dubs 'the southern Olympus', and around which much of the action of the book turns. Robin Lane Fox rejects the fashionable view of Homer and his near-contemporary Hesiod as poets who owed a direct debt to texts and poems from the near East, and by following the trail of the Greek travellers shows that they were, rather, in debt to their own countrymen. With characteristic flair he reveals how these travellers, progenitors of tales which have inspired writers and historians for thousands of years, understood the world before the beginnings of philosophy and western thought.

Colour in the Queen

Celebrate the Queen's Life With 15 Frameable Prints

Author: N.A

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847808844

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4026

A coloring in book with 15 removable prints, published to coincide with the Queen's 90th birthday. Detailed scenes are accompanied by explanatory capations on the reverse side. Each spread marks a different moment of the Queen's life, and features iconic people, places and royal celebrations from across the Commonwealth.

Oliver and his Egg

A Hyperion Read-Along

Author: Paul Schmid

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484745434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8025

Read along with Hyperion! In this follow-up to Oliver and his Alligator, Oliver spots a rock on the playground. But it's not just any rock—he's sure it's a dinosaur egg. And once it hatches, he has the best new friend he could ask for. They sail to a deserted island and even launch into outer space. But as great as it is to travel with his dinosaur alone, something is missing....Follow along with word-for-word narration as Oliver realizes that it is even more fun when all of his friends bring their imaginations along for the ride!

The Time Traveler's Wife

Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764832

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 2129

"The beloved, mega bestselling first novel from Audrey Niffenegger, "a soaring celebration of the victory of love over time" (Chicago Tribune). A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love. "The Time Traveler's Wife is an odd and enchanting love story. Most of us meet the person we love when we are adults, when the children we were are long gone. Henry and Clare--through the decidedly mixed blessing of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder--have it both ways. It is a story of intense devotion filtered through time--of two people who share the best and worst of growing up as soulmates in a world that can change in an instant"(Charles Dickinson, author of A Shortcut in Time)"--

The Bering Strait Crossing

A 21st Century Frontier between East and West

Author: James Oliver

Publisher: INFORMATION ARCHITECTS

ISBN: 0954699564

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8018

The Bering Strait Crossing is the epic story of the Intercontinental Divide. This is where the 53-mile wide strait, named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741), separates four continents across the Europe-Asia landmass and the Americas.

How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

Author: Andrés Neuman

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 163206068X

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 2163

A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers. Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of “not seeing.” But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places—airports, hotels, taxis—are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide. Eye-opening and charmingly offbeat, How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Americas.

The Rough Guide to Brazil

Author: Oliver Marshall,Dilwyn Jenkins,David Cleary

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405380209

Category: Travel

Page: 820

View: 6140

The Rough Guide to Brazil is the essential guide to one of South America's most tantalising destinations. Detailed accounts of the best attractions Brazil has to offer, along with the clearest maps and plans, showcase this amazingly diverse country to aid both your trip planning and on-the-ground experience. With expert advice and background, the section also details the famous Rio carnival, the world's biggest rainforest - the Amazon and the most fantastic wildlife and beaches, whilst the guide itself is full of informative text on the practical and cultural nuances of visiting Brazil, from wildlife safaris in the Pantanal to the concrete architecture of Brasilia. Read about Brazil's football successes and find out more about the Capoeira music and culture that is expanding rapidly in popularity across Europe. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you in the right direction to find the best hotels in Brazil, recommended Brazil restaurants, cafes and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Brazil.

Fragile Empire

How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin

Author: Ben Judah

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300185251

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2514

DIVFrom Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin’s friends, foes, and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters, and ordinary Russian citizens. Fragile Empire is the fruit of Judah’s thorough research: a probing assessment of Putin’s rise to power and what it has meant for Russia and her people./divDIV /divDIVDespite a propaganda program intent on maintaining the cliché of stability, Putin’s regime was suddenly confronted in December 2011 by a highly public protest movement that told a different side of the story. Judah argues that Putinism has brought economic growth to Russia but also weaker institutions, and this contradiction leads to instability. The author explores both Putin’s successes and his failed promises, taking into account the impact of a new middle class and a new generation, the Internet, social activism, and globalization on the president’s impending leadership crisis. Can Russia avoid the crisis of Putinism? Judah offers original and up-to-the-minute answers./div

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Author: Mini Grey

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375984968

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5175

A hilarious tale of two nursery-rhyme heroes on the run, from the award-winning creator of the Traction Man series! When the cow jumped over the moon, the dish ran away with the spoon . . . to seek fame and fortune in twentieth-century America. This is the never-before-told story of their exciting adventures out in the big world. How this famous nursery rhyme couple learns that crime doesn’t pay—and love conquers all—is a treat for the whole family! Hand this to fans of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Stinky Cheese Man. “This inventive tale of true love will sustain many re-readings by readers of all ages.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Hey-diddle-delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

HELP!

How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860402

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3517

How do you solve the problem of human happiness? It’s a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna – but how do we sort the good ideas from the terrible ones? Over the past few years, Oliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest outposts of the ‘happiness industry’ in an attempt to find out. In Help!, the first collection of his popular Guardian columns, Burkeman presents his findings. It’s a witty and thought-provoking exploration that punctures many of self-help’s most common myths, while also offering clear-headed, practical and of ten counter-intuitive advice on a range of topics from stress, procrastination and insomnia to wealth, laughter, time management and creativity. It doesn’t claim to have solved the problem of human happiness. But it might just bring us one step closer.

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Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316479756

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5196

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147083

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8988

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit. From the Trade Paperback edition.