Young adults

  • AHNAI 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £9.89
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    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
  • LFH2 13 years +
    13 years +
    (4)
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree was shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
  • AQBTN 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This essential guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it. There are tips on how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem.
  • CDHP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Our first unabridged Harry Potter audiobook collection left so many wizards, witches and Muggles spellbound and now we are so excited to give you the chance to hear Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (books 4 and 5 from J.K. Rowling's world-conquering series).

    As Lord Voldemort's power strengthens and dark forces rise, Harry faces his biggest challenges yet. The Wizarding World is so richly detailed and these books find Harry dealing with all kinds of emotions and issues as he also grows up...

    Will the Boy Who Lived be able to keep his friends and loved ones from Hogwarts safe from Voldemort's army? Listen to these Harry Potter audio books to find out!

    41 CDs

    Format: CD, unabridged, approximate running time 50 hours
  • AJPCH 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A revision of the bestselling guide to finding greater career satisfaction and success through Personality Type. A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.
  • AMKCS 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Printed music and writing about music involve the use of complex systems of notation and a wealth of technical terms in several languages. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms provides clear, succinct, definitions of a comprehensive range of the musical terms, in English and other European languages, that are likely to be encountered in Western music. Over 2,500 A-Z entries range across a spectrum of subjects, among them: rhythm, metre, forms, genres, pitch, scales, chords, harmony and counterpoint, notational systems, composition and analysis, performance practice, tempo, expression, musical periods, artistic movements, computer applications, acoustics, and many more. Entries provide etymologies, and are fully cross-referenced. Some are illustrated with music examples and tables. An appendix lists all composers mentioned in the Dictionary, with their dates. It is an ideal book for students and teachers of music - it covers all the terms required in the SMAB musical theory exams - as well as for professional musicians, those learning to play musical instruments, and members of choirs, and musical groups. It will also be a useful quick reference book for concert-goers, CD-collectors, and radio listeners.
  • MZA2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will devour. This 10th anniversary edition contains exclusive material from the author, Markus Zusak.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever...

    So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11 and over simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.
  • AIVXJ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This book is full of key phrases, useful vocab and grammar practice for year 7-9 French students so it's packed with everything you need for the current KS3 programme of study. To help you remember the important bits, there are summary questions at the end of each section. And it's all explained in straightforward language, with the odd joke thrown in to break up the study.
  • DJK2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Stevenson's classic story of split personalities lurking beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society. Now available in an accessible format for all readers.
  • AIVXK 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.95
    This book is full of vocabulary and phrases for every topic covered in KS3 German. It's easy to use, with one topic per page, and questions at the end of the section so you can practise your reading and writing skills. There's a section on grammar included and lots of tips to help you with homework or to prepare for tests.
  • AIVDH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.95
    This full-colour Study Guide contains all the vocabulary and grammar students need for KS3 Spanish. Every topic is explained by easy-to-read notes, with Revision Summary questions at the end to each section to test their knowledge. It's all presented in a clear, friendly style with a touch of humour to make learning as stress-free as possible. For extra practice, a matching Workbook is also available (9781847628879).
  • AACJR 12 years +
    12 years +
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    In Susan Hill's unforgettable chilling novel Woman in Black, junior solicitor Arthur Kipps is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, Eel Marsh house's sole inhabitant.

    Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor is summoned to small market town Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of the reclusive widow and sole resident of Eel Marsh House, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral he spots a pale young woman dressed all in black and a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, one that is only deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about The Woman in Black - and her terrible purpose.

    While sorting through Mrs Drablow's papers in the house, Arthur is haunted by a series of unexplained noises and chilling events. Susan Hill's terrifying ghost story has been adapted into a successful West End play, and a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe hit the big screen in 2012.
  • AQBTP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Boost your self-esteem and learn to believe in yourself with this guide to living a more positive life.

    Written especially for teenagers by Anita Naik, the book will show how you can be proud of who you are and how sometimes taking risks is the best option. It will help easy any worries about constantly searching for others' approval and help you learn to accept all your personality traits. It even discusses how to talk to boys without embarrassing yourself.

    An essential guide for anyone who wants to start turning their negative opinions around...
  • AIVYM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    This book contains helpful advice for improving GCSE English writing skills. It covers every writing style students will come across in GCSE English, including Writing About Texts, Writing Non-Fiction and Creative Writing. Each type of writing is explained with clear, easy-to-read study notes and examples, with practice questions to test understanding of the important points.
  • AAEAB 14 years +
    14 years +
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    From the planet of war they came to conquer the Earth The night after a shooting star is seen streaking across the sky, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common. Fascinated and exhilarated, the local people approach the mysterious object armed with nothing more than a white flag. But when gruesome alien creatures emerge armed with all-destroying heat-rays, their rashness turns rapidly to fear. As the rays blaze towards them, it soon becomes clear they have no choice but to flee or die. Soon, the Martians begin a sinister invasion of the world. Destroying all in their path with black gas and burning rays, they brutally make their advance, feasting on the warm blood of still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear
  • AAEEH 14 years +
    14 years +
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    'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.
  • AAATO 13 years +
    13 years +
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    They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you ...When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician - every adult - fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £20.00
    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    • RRP £14.99
    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • AAMOF 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us ...Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
  • AMYRQ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku, the second best runner in Year 7, races through his new life in England with his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat around him. Newly-arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister Lydia, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of city life, from the bewildering array of Haribo sweets, to the frightening, fascinating gang of older boys from his school. But his life is changed forever when one of his friends is murdered. As the victim's nearly new football boots hang in tribute on railings behind fluorescent tape and a police appeal draws only silence, Harri decides to act, unwittingly endangering the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. From Autumn 2015, Stephen Kelman's deeply funny, moving idiosyncratic and unforgettable novel will be an AQA GCSE English Literature set text.
  • AIVYN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    In GCSE English Literature, Geography, History and RS, 5% of the marks are now awarded for spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is a clear and succinct guide to avoiding common SP&G mistakes, with plenty of useful advice for picking up as many marks as possible. There are also practice questions for each topic to test students' understanding of the important points.
  • AANFQ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
  • TDU2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles follows the starving Durbeyfields as they discover they have a connection to a wealthy family.

    They send their beautiful daughter Tess to the d'Urbervill mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes. But will she be able to convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her?