The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Scholastic UK

ISBN:0702306584

Total Pages:80

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Don't get bored - get busy! The must-have activity book for fans of Tom Gates: packed with drawing guides, fun games, brilliant puzzles and perfect pranks to play on older sisters - there's hours of fun ahead! Previously published in hardback in 2014 as The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Annual: now with added brand new pages from Liz.

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Tom Gates 6 Book Bundle

Author:Liz Pichon

Publisher:Scholastic UK

ISBN:1407156357

Total Pages:272

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The first six Tom Gates books -- now in one brilliant, excellent, amazing, genuis, fantastic and extra special bundle!

Brilliant

Author:Jane Brox

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547487150

Total Pages:373

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This “superb history” of artificial light traces the evolution of society—“invariably fascinating and often original . . . [it] amply lives up to its title” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In Brilliant, Jane Brox explores humankind’s ever-changing relationship to artificial light, from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to the LEDs embedded in fabrics of the future. More than a survey of technological development, this sweeping history reveals how artificial light changed our world, and how those social and cultural changes in turn led to the pursuit of more ways of spreading, maintaining, and controlling light. Brox plumbs the class implications of light—who had it, who didn’t—through the centuries when crude lamps and tallow candles constricted waking hours. She identifies the pursuit of whale oil as the first time the need for light thrust us toward an environmental tipping point. Only decades later, gas street lights opened up the evening hours to leisure, which changed the ways we live and sleep and the world’s ecosystems. Edison’s bulbs produced a light that seemed to its users all but divorced from human effort or cost. And yet, as Brox’s informative portrait of our current grid system shows, the cost is ever with us. Brilliant is infused with human voices, startling insights, and timely questions about how our future lives will be shaped by light

Out of My Mind

Author:Sharon M. Draper

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416980458

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1042

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A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

Outliers

Author:Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316040347

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1964

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From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

Sophie's World

Author:Jostein Gaarder

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:1466804270

Total Pages:544

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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The 5 AM Club

Author:Robin Sharma

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443456632

Total Pages:336

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Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through: How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

Fluffy and Scruffy

Author:Liz Pichon

Publisher:Scholastic UK

ISBN:1407146939

Total Pages:32

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Fluffy is a sleek and lovely kitty. Her claws are manicured and her home is spotless. Her neighbour, Scruffy, is NOTHING like Fluffy. His fur is smelly and his claws are grimy - and his house is messy and disgusting! But when the neighbours are both invaded by a large group of mice, the cats must work together to reclaim their homes.

The Circle

Author:Dave Eggers

Publisher:Knopf Canada

ISBN:0345808606

Total Pages:528

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LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

My Big Brother, Boris

Author:Liz Pichon

Publisher:Scholastic UK

ISBN:140714491X

Total Pages:32

Viewed:914

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Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. E-book edition of a brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.

50 Prosperity Classics

Author:Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher:Nicholas Brealey

ISBN:147364447X

Total Pages:228

Viewed:1998

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The popular success of The Secret has helped many people discover a subject of writing that seems new but in fact stretches back more than a century. 50 Prosperity Classics covers many of the great writings on wealth, abundance, philanthropy, and success, encompassing works from Andrew Carnegie, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Peter Lynch, and more.