History with the nasty bits left in!
The Stormin' Normans is bulging with facinating facts about big bad bill the conqueror and his bully -boys who battles at Hastings, stormed around around Europe and joined the crummy Crusades.
It's time for a showdown. Pirates vs Skandians. Bring it on, Herons!
With Zavac and his ship, the Raven, well ahead of the Heron, Hal has a huge task ahead of him in finding the pirate – and retrieving the precious artefact Zavac stole from the Skandians. The Heron brotherband must undertake a long and dangerous river journey to hunt their prey. But even if they survive the journey, are they ready to confront Zavac in his lair?
The story of one boy's stand for a better world and a slightly better family.
Ben stared at the images on the TV screen half in fascination, half in horror. He had never seen anything like this. It was incredible. It was aweful. He needed answers . . .
There are some things Ben doesn't understand, so his dad is sent in to explain the facts of life. But it's the other facts that are worrying Ben and he decides to find his own answers. He's deadly serious – and the results are very, very funny.
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
Flash Eddie's TV chat show is losing viewers fast and his boss is giving him a really hard time. So too is his assistant, Sadie Tuffett. What Eddie needs is an exxciting guest: someone who will have the viewers glued to their screens. And, low and behold, who should walk in but the Big Bad Wolf! But has Flah Eddie bitten off more than he can chew?
Stay tuned, as they say, for a lot of laughs and some wicked entertainment!
Being a magpie must be wild! Most of the kids have made friends with the mob outside their school, but Ben and his bumcrack mates give them heaps.
When Ben's big-shot dad decides to get rid of the mob, the kids need to do something fast! Magpie mischief or magpie madness?
Hamish has learnt that there's a trick to reading: you do it without looking at the book. After all, what's the point of knowing the words? Stories are much more interesting when they don't say thte same thing everytime.
Hamish thinks he's just as clever as his elder brother, Nathan, who can read anything. But when he starts going to school, he soon finds that his teacher doesn't think he's clever at all.
Hugh had accidents.
Lots of accidents.
In fact, Hugh was a walking, talking accident-maker. That was until he met Brnice, the trouble-shooter - accident-prone boys a specialty.
Bernice decides to curve Hugh of his clumsiness, and Hugh gets involved in the funniest and most har-raising adventure of his life.
The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades.
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbour, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi's scrubbing floors, doing arithmetic, or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.
Mad as Rabbits is the idyllic and rollickingly humerous strory of a girl growing up in a large family in the Victorian Wimmera. Highlights include a travelling salesman's hystrically nightmarish visit to the Murphys, and the adventures of an adult deliquent Uncle Charlie, an irascrible and erractic shearer who temporarily abandons the manufacture of a double-headed pennies to join the Salvation Army.