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Young adults

  • ACDFC 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Hamlet is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • 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...
  • AHGRZ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. The Taming of the Shrew is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.
  • 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.
  • AIVCU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book is full of clear notes covering all four Areas of Study for the OCR exam board. There are loads of tips and quick test questions, as well as useful information about performance and composition. There's also a handy glossary at the back to explain all the tricky technical terms you need to know. It's all explained in straightforward language with the odd joke thrown in to help break up the revision!
  • AAGEM 12 years +
    12 years +
    (5)
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    Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father - Callum. Eaten up with bitterness, Callum's brother Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered. Now Jude's life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?
  • 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.
  • AHGRX 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Much Ado About Nothing is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • AAGES 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
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    Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner...
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
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    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.
  • ANAMM 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous-but-accessible scholarly credentials. Henry V is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.
  • AADYN 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
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    Similar in style to John Green, Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why is a heartbreaking and poignant young adult read that deals with the aftermath of teenage suicide.

    When Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on the porch, he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah Baker - who had committed suicide just two weeks earlier.

    As Clay listens to the tapes, he listens to Hannah explain the thirteen reasons why she chose to end her life - and Clay is one of them. If he listens through every tape, he'll find out how he made the list - and it will change his life forever.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    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.
  • AAUUN 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Sports Technology looks at developments in the world of sport, and explores the way in which technology has enhanced both the player's and the supporter's experience. It discusses electronic decision-making, advances in technology that have improved equipment, sportswear, athletes' training and performance, and looks at what constitutes cheating. 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.
  • ADDZN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.29
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    The prizewinning coming-of-age novel about a young Indian girl in Northern England.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AKJIZ 16 years +
    16 years +
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    THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. -An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. -A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. -The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text. York Notes for AS & A2 are available for these popular titles: The Bloody Chamber (9781447913153) Doctor Faustus (9781447913177) Frankenstein (9781447913214) The Great Gatsby (9781447913207) The Kite Runner (9781447913160) Macbeth (9781447913146) Othello (9781447913191) Wuthering Heights (9781447913184) Jane Eyre (9781447948834) Hamlet (9781447948872) A Midsummer Night's Dream (9781447948841) Northanger Abbey (9781447948858 Pride & Prejudice (9781447948865) Twelfth Night (9781447948889)
  • AKJIY 16 years +
    16 years +
    • £7.59
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    THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. * An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. * A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. * The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text. York Notes for AS & A2 are available for these popular titles: The Bloody Chamber (9781447913153) Doctor Faustus (9781447913177) Frankenstein (9781447913214) The Great Gatsby (9781447913207) The Kite Runner (9781447913160) Macbeth (9781447913146) Othello (9781447913191) Wuthering Heights (9781447913184) Jane Eyre (9781447948834) Hamlet (9781447948872) A Midsummer Night's Dream (9781447948841) Northanger Abbey (9781447948858 Pride & Prejudice (9781447948865) Twelfth Night (9781447948889)
  • ADPDO 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
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    Aria, Emily, Spencer, Hanna and Alison have been best friends since the third grade. They go everywhere together, thinking no-one can come between them. If anyone is the ringleader of the group it is Alison, and the other girls cannot help but confide all their secrets to her. One night, during a sleepover, Alison goes missing. Her body is never found. The girls mourn her death but move apart after time, assuming their secrets have disappeared with Alison too. Three years later and Aria is having an affair with her teacher; Emily is questioning her sexuality; Hanna is a thief; and Spencer is flirting with her sister's fiance. They all think their secrets are safe, until they starting receiving messages from the mysterious A - who knows exactly what they are all up to, and is threatening to spill the beans ...
  • AQHYZ 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Don't miss the major film of The 5th Wave by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay). "Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." (Entertainment Weekly). The 5th Wave is the award-winning and bestselling first book in an epic series from award-winning Rick Yancey that' s perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. The 1st Wave: Took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave: Put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave: Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks...Four billion dead. In The 4th Wave, You can't trust that people are still people. And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "A modern sci-fi masterpiece...Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." (USA Today). "Wildly entertaining..." (Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review). "The pace is relentless." (Heat). "Chilling." (Sun). "Nothing short of amazing." (Kirkus (starred review)). "This book's scary!." (Teen Now (5 starred review)). "This is Damn and Wow territory...One of the best books I've read in years." (Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author). "...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." (Wall Street Journal). "Breathtakingly fast-paced and original." (Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series). "An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." (Bookseller). "Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." (Booklist (starred review)). "Gripping." (Publishers Weekly). "Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." (People Magazine). Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award. 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year. A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten. An Amazon Best Book of the Year. Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), and The Last Star (Book 3).
  • ACGLW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.
  • ADQNF 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.59
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    A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl ...CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future. This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
  • AIVNU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.50
    This all-in-one book is ideal for helping students improve their spelling, punctuation and grammar - and pick up top marks for SP&G in their exams. Each section contains clear notes and worked examples that explain all the important rules, with plenty of tips on how to avoid common mistakes. There are also practice questions to test the key skills, plus exam-style practice on identifying and correcting mistakes (answers are included at the back). The book is rounded off with a section of advice for the exams and a useful glossary for reference.