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When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . .
Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH’S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH’S EVIL ENEMIES, HH’S WICKED WAYS, HH’S BIG BAD BOOK, HH SHOWS WHO’S BOSS), enjoy the best of Horrid Henry in this compilation of ten favourite stories.
A Year on the Farm is a “Beginning to Read” book. These short stories for children have simple sentences and plenty of word repetition that develops confidence and builds literacy skills. DK Reads prove that good reads build great readers.
Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She’s even bet him that she’ll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance!
Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct.
At sixteen, Adrian Mole’s life continues to be nothing but a set of tragic circumstances: His tempestuous relationship with an alluring schoolmate tortures him, while his intellectualism continues to be ignored by the British press. Despite it all he remains as agonizingly funny as ever in this, the second of his diaries
Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn’t moved to the UK – she misses Poland and all her old friends, and most of all she misses her grandparents. As the long school holidays stretch out in front of her, Kasia wonders how she’ll fill them: her mum has promised to take her out for some day trips, but the rest of the time she’ll be at work. Then Babcia and Dzadek arrive for a surprise visit, and Kasia is delighted! As she proudly shows her grandparents round her new town, Kasia realizes that maybe she’s happier here than she thought.
Jake is excited when Uncle Paul offers to take him and his little sister out for the day. Jake wants to go to the big dark cave at the beach – they haven’t been there for ages, and he can pretend to be a brave knight and save Princess Pip from the terrifying dragon. Pip is excited too: she’ll get to wear her princess costume, and she knows that Sir Jake the Brave will save her! But when they arrive, the cave is much smaller than Jake remembers; he’s too big even to fit inside it. Jake is so disappointed. Why can’t things just stay the same? He soon realizes, however, that it’s your imagination that counts. He’ll just have to pretend – for Princess Pip!
It’s Jack’s birthday and his friend Sam is coming round after school for a little party. It’s just Sam and Jack in a small flat, with Jack’s mum talking too loudly and getting them to play childish games. Jack’s birthday cake is a homemade shark and doesn’t look as good as the huge windmill cake that Sam had for his birthday, nor is there a DJ, treasure hunt or a magician. But when Sam’s mum comes to collect him, Jack realizes just how lucky he is.
One of an innovative new series of linked stories designed to build reader confidence. Nick Mack’s best friend, Ellie, has a dog called Newton, whom she says is as much Nick’s dog as hers. But Nick still wants a pet of his own. When Aunt Terri comes to visit, Nick finds a four-leaf clover in the park – and his good luck soon kicks in…Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.