When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the scruffy bird will make it, but then Nicky has plenty else to worry about – a school bully, his first love, and the fact that everything is about to go very, very wrong.
A fictionalised account of the life of Walter ‘Tully’ Tull, a hero – on the football field and on the battlefield. His grandparents had been slaves and after his parents died, Walter and his brother Eddie were brought up in a children’s home.
Read about how Walter, or Tully as he was known, became popular and famous because he was brave and fair and because he could play football better than almost anyone.
A lovely story showing us a bit of what life was like before World War One broke out and what it was like to be black and living in England back then.
Was it the wind in the trees? Was it a ghost? Or was it… a beast?
When Robbie and Gaz hear a strange howling sound in the woods behind Robbie’s house, they decide it’s their big chance to take a photo of the beast and make a fortune selling it to the papers.
Alpha Coulibaly sets off from his home in Côte d’Ivoire, bound for Paris, where his sister-in-law has a hair salon near the Gare du Nord. Alpha’s wife Patience and son Badian left for Paris months ago, travelling without visas, and he has heard nothing from them since. He carries their photograph close to his heart as he crosses the continent and meets an unforgettable cast of ‘adventurers’ seeking a better life.
Alpha is emblematic of the refugee crisis today – just one of millions on the move, at the mercy of people traffickers, endlessly frustrated, endangered and exploited as he attempts to rejoin his family, already in Europe. With a visa, Alpha’s journey would take a matter of hours; without one he is adrift for eighteen months. Along the way he meets an unforgettable cast of characters, each one giving another human face to the crisis. The book is presented in graphic novel format, with artwork created in cheap felt-tip pen and wash, materials Alpha himself might be able to access.
Supported by Amnesty International, Institut Francais and English PEN.
On and off the pitch, Jatinder always plays it safe. He lines everything up for glory. Then he fluffs it. The football summer school is meant to change all that. But next to the school, a long-abandoned airfield hums with mystery… When Jatinder opens an old book about ace fighter pilot, Hardit Singh Malik, he’s propelled into an adventure more thrilling than any football match!
While Baljit shovels chips in is dad’s chippy, he dreams of football stardom. Then the chance of a lifetime comes along – a trial for the Premier League.
But Baljit is sure his parents will disapprove, and so the lies begin. Will Baljit’s parents cost him his dream – or will his own lies trip him up?
The Singh family have moved next door to a very unwelcoming neighbour! Mick's racist beliefs and prejudice against people of "their colour" has resulted in a tense and difficult relationship, between himself and the Singhs. Exploring the tendencies of human nature as opposed to the characters of animals; this book tells a simple, heart-warming and moving story.
Can an old dog really learn new tricks?
It's 1914 and Jack is making his debut as a pro footballer. But his first match is marred by a demonstration demanding that the teams sign up to do their duty in France. Word of the Footballer's Battalion and a cup in Flanders provides a glimmer of hope that Jack can keep his dream of playing for England alive. But as the war drags on, Jack is thrown into a nightmare world he will be lucky to survive.
When Kenny drags Nicky out of bed one morning, Nicky has no idea that he is about to witness a terrible act of destruction, and the senseless killing of an innocent animal. But Nicky manages to save something precious from the disaster, and his and Kenny’s lives are changed forever…
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+
Old Maggit reckons she’s got just the ticket to win the Wickedest Witch Contest. A house of sweets
to tempt the kiddies in and a big oven to roast them!
But Maggit was planning on catching some nice, well-behaved children. She didn’t expect a pair of
brats with an attitude problem.
It’s a case for Supernanny, but Maggit will just have to do!