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Bloomsbury Publishing Books for Secondary School Teachers and Students

August 2012

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History Xxxxx Contents

Key Contacts

History

1

World Sports Guides

2

Non Fiction

3

Fiction for Struggling Readers

4

Fiction: Lower Secondary

6

Historical Fiction

9

General Fiction: Secondary

11

Teachers Resources

19

How They Croaked

Sonia Palmisano Marketing and Publicity Manager, Children’s and Young Adult Books Bloomsbury Publishing Australia sonia.palmisano@bloomsbury.com Tel: (02) 9994 8941 Kirstin Corcoran Product manager, Academic & Professional Bloomsbury Publishing Australia kirstin.corcoran@bloomsbury.com Tel: (02) 9248 0161 Sign up to receive enewsletter updates at www.bloomsbury.com/au

Hard Nuts of History

The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

Tracey Turner

Georgia Bragg

Read all about history’s hardest hard nuts. Who were the most famous (and not-so-famous) ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all time? Could you fight in the greatest battle ever, or wow the whole world with your brain power?

This fascinating collection of remarkable deaths is not for the faint of heart

Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911. Age Range: 9-11 years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 10 years to 14 years

Each spread reveals a different historical character and readers can learn all about what made each person a hard nut. Spreads also include special features such as quizzes, hard nut ratings, and coverage of amazing and important historical events.

Georgia Bragg is the author of Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats. December 2012 • 177 x 254mm • Paperback • 9780802727947 • AU$14.99

Age Range: 7+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 7+

Tracey Turner has written many highly successful non-fiction titles for adults and young adults. The best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know (Bloomsbury) has been selected by the Government’s Education Secretary for a list of top books for teenage boys. Other titles include The Ghastly Book of Dover Castle (English Heritage), The A-Z of Ghosts, Spooks and other Haunting Horrors (Scholastic), The Who’s Who of Horrors and the Disgusting Dictionary (Hodder) and Whitaker’s World of Weird for A&C Black. January 2013 • 132 x 233mm • Paperback • 9781408171882 • AU$14.99

How to Order United Book Distributors Ltd Customer Service/Accounts Freecall 1800 33 8836 Tel: (03) 9811 2555 Fax: (03) 9811 2403 Email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au Allen and Unwin Publishers Tel: (02) 8425 0100 Fax: (02) 9906 2218

www.bloomsbury.com/au Follow us on Twitter @BloomsburySyd Facebook.com/BloomsburyPublishingAustralia Sign up to receive enewsletter updates at www.bloomsbury.com/au

Real Lives: Winston Churchill

Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 11+

Real Lives: Boudica

The Story of the Great British Statesman

The story of the fearless Iceni queen

Harriet Castor

Gaby Halberstam

Winston Churchill was far more than a just successful wartime leader.International war correspondent, WWI soldier and Nobel Prize winning writer, Churchill will always be remembered as the man who led the allied forces to victory, freeing Europe from the tyranny of Nazism

Packed full of bloody battles, fierce fighting and brutal military tactics, Boudica is an iconic figure of war and womanhood, whose legendary life story still resonates today

One of Britain’s most intriguing and celebrated politicians, Winston Churchill was far more than a just successful wartime leader. International war correspondent, WWI soldier and Nobel Prize winning writer, Churchill always had an unshakable faith in his own abilities, despite his disastrous efforts at school. His faith was rewarded when he became Prime Minister of Britain at the height of WWII. Working tirelessly, his tremendous ability to inspire the nation during such times of horror has become legendary. Above all, he will always be remembered as the man who led the allied forces to victory, freeing Europe from the tyranny of Nazism. Harriet Castor had her first book published by Puffin when she was just twelve. She is now an established author who has contributed to Franklin Watts’ Famous People, Famous Lives series. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408131176 • AU$14.99

Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 11-14

Following the death of her husband, Boudica, queen of the Iceni tribe, is brutally attacked by the occupying Roman forces. Her home is pillaged, her daughters abused, and her land stolen from under her. Fearless, intelligent and determined, she manages to free her daughters and escape, returning with the might of an angry supporting army. With a story packed full of bloody battles, fierce fighting and brutal military tactics, Boudica is an iconic figure of war and womanhood, whose legendary life story still resonates today. Born and raised in the sleepy town of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Gaby Halberstam’s passion for writing began at the age of five when she started penning stories for her family and friends. After studying English as an adult, she went on to become a qualified lawyer, a career choice she immediately regretted knowing that she’d be much happier as a professional writer. Now based in London with her husband and three children, Gaby has achieved her childhood dream and is a full time author. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408133927 • AU$14.99

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Secondary.indd 2-1

8/15/2012 4:19:41 PM


History Xxxxx Contents

Key Contacts

History

1

World Sports Guides

2

Non Fiction

3

Fiction for Struggling Readers

4

Fiction: Lower Secondary

6

Historical Fiction

9

General Fiction: Secondary

11

Teachers Resources

19

How They Croaked

Sonia Palmisano Marketing and Publicity Manager, Children’s and Young Adult Books Bloomsbury Publishing Australia sonia.palmisano@bloomsbury.com Tel: (02) 9994 8941 Kirstin Corcoran Product manager, Academic & Professional Bloomsbury Publishing Australia kirstin.corcoran@bloomsbury.com Tel: (02) 9248 0161 Sign up to receive enewsletter updates at www.bloomsbury.com/au

Hard Nuts of History

The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

Tracey Turner

Georgia Bragg

Read all about history’s hardest hard nuts. Who were the most famous (and not-so-famous) ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all time? Could you fight in the greatest battle ever, or wow the whole world with your brain power?

This fascinating collection of remarkable deaths is not for the faint of heart

Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911. Age Range: 9-11 years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 10 years to 14 years

Each spread reveals a different historical character and readers can learn all about what made each person a hard nut. Spreads also include special features such as quizzes, hard nut ratings, and coverage of amazing and important historical events.

Georgia Bragg is the author of Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats. December 2012 • 177 x 254mm • Paperback • 9780802727947 • AU$14.99

Age Range: 7+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 7+

Tracey Turner has written many highly successful non-fiction titles for adults and young adults. The best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know (Bloomsbury) has been selected by the Government’s Education Secretary for a list of top books for teenage boys. Other titles include The Ghastly Book of Dover Castle (English Heritage), The A-Z of Ghosts, Spooks and other Haunting Horrors (Scholastic), The Who’s Who of Horrors and the Disgusting Dictionary (Hodder) and Whitaker’s World of Weird for A&C Black. January 2013 • 132 x 233mm • Paperback • 9781408171882 • AU$14.99

How to Order United Book Distributors Ltd Customer Service/Accounts Freecall 1800 33 8836 Tel: (03) 9811 2555 Fax: (03) 9811 2403 Email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au Allen and Unwin Publishers Tel: (02) 8425 0100 Fax: (02) 9906 2218

www.bloomsbury.com/au Follow us on Twitter @BloomsburySyd Facebook.com/BloomsburyPublishingAustralia Sign up to receive enewsletter updates at www.bloomsbury.com/au

Real Lives: Winston Churchill

Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 11+

Real Lives: Boudica

The Story of the Great British Statesman

The story of the fearless Iceni queen

Harriet Castor

Gaby Halberstam

Winston Churchill was far more than a just successful wartime leader.International war correspondent, WWI soldier and Nobel Prize winning writer, Churchill will always be remembered as the man who led the allied forces to victory, freeing Europe from the tyranny of Nazism

Packed full of bloody battles, fierce fighting and brutal military tactics, Boudica is an iconic figure of war and womanhood, whose legendary life story still resonates today

One of Britain’s most intriguing and celebrated politicians, Winston Churchill was far more than a just successful wartime leader. International war correspondent, WWI soldier and Nobel Prize winning writer, Churchill always had an unshakable faith in his own abilities, despite his disastrous efforts at school. His faith was rewarded when he became Prime Minister of Britain at the height of WWII. Working tirelessly, his tremendous ability to inspire the nation during such times of horror has become legendary. Above all, he will always be remembered as the man who led the allied forces to victory, freeing Europe from the tyranny of Nazism. Harriet Castor had her first book published by Puffin when she was just twelve. She is now an established author who has contributed to Franklin Watts’ Famous People, Famous Lives series. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408131176 • AU$14.99

Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 11-14

Following the death of her husband, Boudica, queen of the Iceni tribe, is brutally attacked by the occupying Roman forces. Her home is pillaged, her daughters abused, and her land stolen from under her. Fearless, intelligent and determined, she manages to free her daughters and escape, returning with the might of an angry supporting army. With a story packed full of bloody battles, fierce fighting and brutal military tactics, Boudica is an iconic figure of war and womanhood, whose legendary life story still resonates today. Born and raised in the sleepy town of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Gaby Halberstam’s passion for writing began at the age of five when she started penning stories for her family and friends. After studying English as an adult, she went on to become a qualified lawyer, a career choice she immediately regretted knowing that she’d be much happier as a professional writer. Now based in London with her husband and three children, Gaby has achieved her childhood dream and is a full time author. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408133927 • AU$14.99

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XxxxxSports Guides World

Non Fiction general Xxxxx

Poetry and Music

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to catching big air on a snowboard in the half-pipes of Whistler, Canada. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

Surfing

Hiking and Camping

The World’s Best Surf Breaks and Techniques

The World’s Top Hikes and Places to Camp

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

If you could travel the whole world to catch waves, where would be the best places to visit?

If you could travel the whole world to learn more about hiking, where would be the best places to visit?

This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on surfing, as well as an insight into the best exotic places to ride the most incredible waves!

Can you see yourself climbing mountains or trekking through jungles? This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical hiking tips, and an insight into the amazing variety of locations that can be explored on foot!

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140321 • AU$18.99

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140369 • AU$17.99

A&C Black Childrens & Educational

Age Range:11+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 12+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 7+

Made on Earth

What Rhymes With Sneeze?

Wolfgang Korn How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation

Dirt Biking

Fishing

The World’s Hottest Dirt Bike Rides and Techniques

The World’s Most Amazing Fishing Spots and Skills

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

If you could travel the whole world to learn more about motocross and dirt biking, where would be the best places to visit?

If you could travel the whole world to fish, where would be the best places to visit?

Do you want to become a great dirt bike rider? This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on motocross, as well as an insight into the best places for training and competing!

Fishing, whether for sport or for food can be an amazing experience. This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on different kinds of fishing, as well as an insight into diverse fishing locations worldwide.

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140345 • AU$17.99

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140383 • AU$17.99

Focusing not just on environmental but ethical trading concerns, Made on Earth provides a fascinating, accessible and extremely engaging introduction to the complex topic of globalisation.

Packed with fantastic rhymes and all kinds of verse, this great collection by Roger Stevens takes the reader on a rhyming, rhythmic journey to discover just how fun messing about with rhymes can be.

Wolfgang Korn, born 1958, studied History, Political Science and Journalism. He lives in Hanover and works as a writer and journalist, freelancing for magazines and newspapers including Geo and Die Zeit.

Roger Stevens has put together many poetry anthologies, such as The Monster That Ate the Universe (Macmillan) and Let’s Recycle Grandad, The Secret Life of Pants and the CLPE award nominated A Million Brilliant Poems for A&C Black.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408173916 • AU$15.99

As well as working as an anthologist and poet, Roger runs the ‘Poetry Zone’ website for children and is a frequent visiting author in schools specialising in poetry workshops.

Terry Pratchett’s Johnny & the Bomb

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES:

Age Range:9-12 years

2

Secondary.indd 2-3

9781408130469

9781408130476

9781408130483

Like poems? Love rhymes? Then this is the book for you!

Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From the initial order through to shipping, recycling, and eventually landfill, Made on Earth explores how one single item can connect so many people’s lives.

Paul Mason is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children’s information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.

9781408130452

This quirky, charming and fun book of rhyming poetry also teaches children how to write brilliant rhyming poetry themselves

June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408155769 • AU$12.99

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

Roger Stevens

Stuffed with brilliant rhyming poems written by Roger Stevens, with the help of some classic and contemporary poets from Gerard Benson to Hilaire Belloc, this book is all about celebrating the rhyme. It’s packed with fascinating facts about how different kinds of rhymes work, and there’s a bonus section full of tips and tricks on how to write brilliant rhyming poems.

Age Range:11+ years

Age Range:11+ years

Readership: Parents

Age Range:7+ years

Age Range:12+ years

What we wear. Where it comes from. Where it goes. Age Range:11+ years

Age Range: 9-11 World All Languages

9781408130490

9781408130506

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 9-12 years

A Parent’s Survival Guide to Music Lessons Help your child succeed in music

Elizabeth Lawrence An essential guide packed with plenty of practical advice for parents whose children would like to start learning a musical instrument

Helping your child to embark on a musical journey can be daunting and confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be musical. Elizabeth Lawrence draws on her extensive experience as a musician, teacher and parent to answer questions such as: Which instrument is right for my child? Where can I find a teacher? How do I encourage my child to practise? How can I help with performance nerves? and Are exams important? Whatever your own experience of music, this friendly, practical guide written in jargon-free language will help you navigate through music lessons. Elizabeth Lawrence has trained at some of the most prestigious conservatoires in Europe and the UK. She holds a Diploma in Music Education from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and she received an entrance exhibition for postgraduate studies in Voice at the Royal Academy of Music. Elizabeth has taught from early years to postgraduate level in addition to her extensive experience as a consultant and artists’ manager. September 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408160688 • AU$21.99

Terry Pratchett’s Amazing Maurice

Complete Performance Pack

Complete Performance Pack

Terry Pratchett & Matthew Holmes

Terry Pratchett & Matthew Holmes

A school musical performance pack of Terry Pratchett’s captivating time travel adventure. Johnny Maxwell and friends travel back in time to WWII. Can they change history?

A school musical performance pack of Terry Pratchett’s ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, complete with photocopiable script, a piano vocal score, and full audio support on CD

A complete musical performance pack with everything you need for rehearsing and performing, including a photocopiable script, a piano vocal score, and full audio support on CD.

Perfect for lower secondary students to perform, this musical has small and large parts for rats, humans, and streetwise cat named Maurice.

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written over 49 books including the bestselling Discworld series. Matthew Holmes is a children’s music educator, musician and writer. October 2012 • 245X305mm • Book & CD • 9781408165607 • AU$69.99

Age Range:9-12 years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 9-12 years

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written over 49 books including the bestselling Discworld series. Matthew Holmes is a children’s music educator, musician and writer. January 2012 • 245X305mm • Book & CD • 9781408145630 • AU$69.99

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8/15/2012 4:19:47 PM


XxxxxSports Guides World

Non Fiction general Xxxxx

Poetry and Music

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to catching big air on a snowboard in the half-pipes of Whistler, Canada. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

Surfing

Hiking and Camping

The World’s Best Surf Breaks and Techniques

The World’s Top Hikes and Places to Camp

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

If you could travel the whole world to catch waves, where would be the best places to visit?

If you could travel the whole world to learn more about hiking, where would be the best places to visit?

This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on surfing, as well as an insight into the best exotic places to ride the most incredible waves!

Can you see yourself climbing mountains or trekking through jungles? This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical hiking tips, and an insight into the amazing variety of locations that can be explored on foot!

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140321 • AU$18.99

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140369 • AU$17.99

A&C Black Childrens & Educational

Age Range:11+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 12+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 7+

Made on Earth

What Rhymes With Sneeze?

Wolfgang Korn How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation

Dirt Biking

Fishing

The World’s Hottest Dirt Bike Rides and Techniques

The World’s Most Amazing Fishing Spots and Skills

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

If you could travel the whole world to learn more about motocross and dirt biking, where would be the best places to visit?

If you could travel the whole world to fish, where would be the best places to visit?

Do you want to become a great dirt bike rider? This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on motocross, as well as an insight into the best places for training and competing!

Fishing, whether for sport or for food can be an amazing experience. This book combines two fascinating topics: factual and practical tips on different kinds of fishing, as well as an insight into diverse fishing locations worldwide.

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140345 • AU$17.99

December 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408140383 • AU$17.99

Focusing not just on environmental but ethical trading concerns, Made on Earth provides a fascinating, accessible and extremely engaging introduction to the complex topic of globalisation.

Packed with fantastic rhymes and all kinds of verse, this great collection by Roger Stevens takes the reader on a rhyming, rhythmic journey to discover just how fun messing about with rhymes can be.

Wolfgang Korn, born 1958, studied History, Political Science and Journalism. He lives in Hanover and works as a writer and journalist, freelancing for magazines and newspapers including Geo and Die Zeit.

Roger Stevens has put together many poetry anthologies, such as The Monster That Ate the Universe (Macmillan) and Let’s Recycle Grandad, The Secret Life of Pants and the CLPE award nominated A Million Brilliant Poems for A&C Black.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408173916 • AU$15.99

As well as working as an anthologist and poet, Roger runs the ‘Poetry Zone’ website for children and is a frequent visiting author in schools specialising in poetry workshops.

Terry Pratchett’s Johnny & the Bomb

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES:

Age Range:9-12 years

2

Secondary.indd 2-3

9781408130469

9781408130476

9781408130483

Like poems? Love rhymes? Then this is the book for you!

Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From the initial order through to shipping, recycling, and eventually landfill, Made on Earth explores how one single item can connect so many people’s lives.

Paul Mason is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children’s information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.

9781408130452

This quirky, charming and fun book of rhyming poetry also teaches children how to write brilliant rhyming poetry themselves

June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408155769 • AU$12.99

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 11 years

Roger Stevens

Stuffed with brilliant rhyming poems written by Roger Stevens, with the help of some classic and contemporary poets from Gerard Benson to Hilaire Belloc, this book is all about celebrating the rhyme. It’s packed with fascinating facts about how different kinds of rhymes work, and there’s a bonus section full of tips and tricks on how to write brilliant rhyming poems.

Age Range:11+ years

Age Range:11+ years

Readership: Parents

Age Range:7+ years

Age Range:12+ years

What we wear. Where it comes from. Where it goes. Age Range:11+ years

Age Range: 9-11 World All Languages

9781408130490

9781408130506

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 9-12 years

A Parent’s Survival Guide to Music Lessons Help your child succeed in music

Elizabeth Lawrence An essential guide packed with plenty of practical advice for parents whose children would like to start learning a musical instrument

Helping your child to embark on a musical journey can be daunting and confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be musical. Elizabeth Lawrence draws on her extensive experience as a musician, teacher and parent to answer questions such as: Which instrument is right for my child? Where can I find a teacher? How do I encourage my child to practise? How can I help with performance nerves? and Are exams important? Whatever your own experience of music, this friendly, practical guide written in jargon-free language will help you navigate through music lessons. Elizabeth Lawrence has trained at some of the most prestigious conservatoires in Europe and the UK. She holds a Diploma in Music Education from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and she received an entrance exhibition for postgraduate studies in Voice at the Royal Academy of Music. Elizabeth has taught from early years to postgraduate level in addition to her extensive experience as a consultant and artists’ manager. September 2012 • 210 x 148mm • Paperback • 9781408160688 • AU$21.99

Terry Pratchett’s Amazing Maurice

Complete Performance Pack

Complete Performance Pack

Terry Pratchett & Matthew Holmes

Terry Pratchett & Matthew Holmes

A school musical performance pack of Terry Pratchett’s captivating time travel adventure. Johnny Maxwell and friends travel back in time to WWII. Can they change history?

A school musical performance pack of Terry Pratchett’s ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, complete with photocopiable script, a piano vocal score, and full audio support on CD

A complete musical performance pack with everything you need for rehearsing and performing, including a photocopiable script, a piano vocal score, and full audio support on CD.

Perfect for lower secondary students to perform, this musical has small and large parts for rats, humans, and streetwise cat named Maurice.

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written over 49 books including the bestselling Discworld series. Matthew Holmes is a children’s music educator, musician and writer. October 2012 • 245X305mm • Book & CD • 9781408165607 • AU$69.99

Age Range:9-12 years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: 9-12 years

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written over 49 books including the bestselling Discworld series. Matthew Holmes is a children’s music educator, musician and writer. January 2012 • 245X305mm • Book & CD • 9781408145630 • AU$69.99

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Fiction Xxxxx for Struggling Readers

Fiction for Struggling Readers Xxxxx

Age Range: 9-11 Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:10+ years

Age Range:10+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World English Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Age Range:10+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Bug Eyed Monsters

The Gorgle

Big Shot

Attack of the Killer Frogs Hot-Shot Harry

Black Cats

Black Cats

Wired

Wired

Wired

Jean Ure

Emma Fischel

Sean Callery

Peter Clover

Rob Childs

Lou Kuenzler

Rumour says Mr Snitcher is an alien from outer space. Just a joke - or could it be true?

Finn’s terrified of the spooky old house anyway... and then he encounters the thing in the wardrobe! Funny, scary fantasy

Danny is miserable at school, and his best friend just accidentally made it even worse. Can they show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them both suspended?

A family’s holiday cottage seems like paradise. But something funny has leaked out of the nearby genetic research lab. When Ellie tells her parents about being attacked by a gigantic fanged frog they think she’s making it up, but soon the family’s cottage is under siege - by frogs! Classic 70-style adventure

Harry is the star of Gateway Fives, a mixed five-aside soccer team. They’ve made it through to the County tournament, but Harry’s ego soon starts to cause problems. When Harry has to choose between the team and his own image, will he do the right thing?

Aiden and his little sister Eva are home alone on Halloween. When a stranger dressed up as Death rings the doorbell, Aiden’s not fooled. He knows it’s only Uncle Tony, and lets him straight in. But it’s not Uncle Tony at all... How can Aiden and Eva cheat Death?

Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, the Wired and Wired Up series encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, ageappropriate stories at a manageable length and reading level.

But it’s not Uncle Tony at all...

“Mr Snitcher is an alien! Pass it on...” Nobody knew where the rumour came from. Most of the boys think it’s a joke. But the more Joe and Andy think about it, the weirder Mr Snitcher starts to look. Is he really an alien? And how about the rest of the teachers? Laughout-loud school story with a sci-fi twist. Jean Ure had her first book published while she was at school, and has been writing ever since. She has published around 100 books and won the Lancashire Book Award and Stockton Book Award and Redbridge Children’s Book Award. She lives in Croydon with a houseful of rescue animals. June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408152676 • AU$12.99

Wired Connect

Finn doesn’t want to move to the spooky old house in the first place. Soon the strange goings-on and mysterious noises are driving him crazy - and he’s driving his family crazy about it. Then he sees the creature that’s been hibernating in the wardrobe... It’s a Gorgle. A bit like a moth, a bit like a hornet, and a lot like a seven-foot-tall monster from your worst nightmare. It’s awake. It’s hungry. And Finn is the only one who can stop it! Emma Fischel is an experienced writer and editor, specialising in both fiction and non-fiction for children. January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174135 • AU$12.99

Danny’s been having a tough time at school. But now his best friend Ash has made it even worse by telling everyone about his ballroom dancing classes. Will Danny and Ash manage to show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them into big trouble? Wired Connect is a series of titles for struggling readers aged 9-11, published in association with Catch Up, the reading recovery charity.

Peter Clover was born in north London. He wanted to be a vet, but ended up an artist for advertising agencies before discovering his love for writing. He’s well known for his ‘Sheltie’ books about a Shetland pony. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408152683 • AU$14.99

Sean Callery is a teacher and a children’s writer who has worked with many major publishers. He specialises in narrative non-fiction where facts are combined with stories.

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Shadow Snatcher

Death has come for Eva, and he’s not going to leave without her, unless Aiden can win in a bet to save Eva’s life. But how can Aiden and Eva cheat Death?.

Rob Childs is best known for his football books. For A&C Black he has already produced titles for the Colour Graffix and Black Cats lists, and Hot-Shot Harry is his first title for the Wired Up series. He has also written countless football-based titles for Random House.

Lou Kuenzler was raised on a remote farm on the edge of Dartmoor, before moving to Northern Ireland to study theatre. She went on to work professionally as a theatre director, university lecturer and workshop leader in communities, schools and colleges, before turning her hand to writing a few years ago. Shadow Snatcher is her second title for A&C Black.

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408142622 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408154854 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174098 • AU$14.99

Rainbow Boots

Jenny Greenteeth

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Wired

Planet Hell

Wired Connect

Chris Powling

Julia Jarman

Susan Gates

Joan Lennon

Denzil’s desperate for a pair of Rainbow Boots - so he pretends he has a customised pair on order, and soon he’s trapped in a web of lies. School comedy

A girl becomes obsessed with the local legend of water monster Jenny Greenteeth - but is it all in her mind?

Leon is supposed to be looking after his little brother Danny when he starts big school. But some kids tell Danny that there’s a wolf in the cupboard and now he won’t go back to school

Sam Black is one of the Miners who live on Planet Hell, digging ore to power the Earth. It’s a nightmarish underground life. Going to the surface means death. Nothing can live there. One day, Sam finds a note from the Surface...

Nadia becomes increasingly obsessed with the local legend of Jenny Greenteeth, the monster who lurks in the pond and steals children. But is it all her imagination or is there a truth behind the stories? Nadia must find out one terrifying night, when her little brother goes missing...

Denzil is the only kid in the school without a pair of Rainbow Boots. So he pretends he’s waiting for a special handmade pair. As the lies pile up, what will Denzil do when he can’t pretend any more? School comedy.

Age Range:9+ years

The Wolf Cupboard

Wired Connect

Wired Connect is a series of titles for struggling readers aged 9-11, published in association with Catch Up, the reading recovery charity. Chris Powling was editor of the children’s book magazine Books for Keeps from 1989-1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature. He has written more than sixty books for children including The Mustang Machine, The Phantom Carwash, The Conker As Hard As A Diamond and The Multi-Million Pound Mascot.

Age Range:9+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Julia Jarman decided to be a writer when she was eight. Her first book was published in 1985 and many of her novels have been short-listed for prizes Julia has written for several educational series and has had a number of picture books published. . She has also written a popular series featuring the TimeTravelling Cat. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174104 • AU$14.99

Wired Up

So Leon persuades Danny that wolves are great and soon he has the opposite problem as Danny is desperate to find the wolf. Can Leon sort out his crazy brother without getting in trouble with Mum - or looking like an idiot in front of gorgeous Lily Mae? Extremely funny school/family comedy.

Age Range:10+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Susan Gates is a well established author. She won the Sheffield Book Award twice and has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction Prize. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408155028 • AU$14.99

Sam learns that everything in his life is a lie.A thoughtprovoking sci-fi story. Joan Lennon was born in Canada and has lived in Germany, Australia, Yugoslavia, England and Wales. She is a full time writer. She has three children and lives in Scotland. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408154779 • AU$14.99

Age Range:11+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers aged 11+

Age Range: Not Specified

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174081 • AU$14.99

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Fiction Xxxxx for Struggling Readers

Fiction for Struggling Readers Xxxxx

Age Range: 9-11 Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:10+ years

Age Range:10+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World English Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Age Range:10+ years

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Bug Eyed Monsters

The Gorgle

Big Shot

Attack of the Killer Frogs Hot-Shot Harry

Black Cats

Black Cats

Wired

Wired

Wired

Jean Ure

Emma Fischel

Sean Callery

Peter Clover

Rob Childs

Lou Kuenzler

Rumour says Mr Snitcher is an alien from outer space. Just a joke - or could it be true?

Finn’s terrified of the spooky old house anyway... and then he encounters the thing in the wardrobe! Funny, scary fantasy

Danny is miserable at school, and his best friend just accidentally made it even worse. Can they show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them both suspended?

A family’s holiday cottage seems like paradise. But something funny has leaked out of the nearby genetic research lab. When Ellie tells her parents about being attacked by a gigantic fanged frog they think she’s making it up, but soon the family’s cottage is under siege - by frogs! Classic 70-style adventure

Harry is the star of Gateway Fives, a mixed five-aside soccer team. They’ve made it through to the County tournament, but Harry’s ego soon starts to cause problems. When Harry has to choose between the team and his own image, will he do the right thing?

Aiden and his little sister Eva are home alone on Halloween. When a stranger dressed up as Death rings the doorbell, Aiden’s not fooled. He knows it’s only Uncle Tony, and lets him straight in. But it’s not Uncle Tony at all... How can Aiden and Eva cheat Death?

Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, the Wired and Wired Up series encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, ageappropriate stories at a manageable length and reading level.

But it’s not Uncle Tony at all...

“Mr Snitcher is an alien! Pass it on...” Nobody knew where the rumour came from. Most of the boys think it’s a joke. But the more Joe and Andy think about it, the weirder Mr Snitcher starts to look. Is he really an alien? And how about the rest of the teachers? Laughout-loud school story with a sci-fi twist. Jean Ure had her first book published while she was at school, and has been writing ever since. She has published around 100 books and won the Lancashire Book Award and Stockton Book Award and Redbridge Children’s Book Award. She lives in Croydon with a houseful of rescue animals. June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408152676 • AU$12.99

Wired Connect

Finn doesn’t want to move to the spooky old house in the first place. Soon the strange goings-on and mysterious noises are driving him crazy - and he’s driving his family crazy about it. Then he sees the creature that’s been hibernating in the wardrobe... It’s a Gorgle. A bit like a moth, a bit like a hornet, and a lot like a seven-foot-tall monster from your worst nightmare. It’s awake. It’s hungry. And Finn is the only one who can stop it! Emma Fischel is an experienced writer and editor, specialising in both fiction and non-fiction for children. January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174135 • AU$12.99

Danny’s been having a tough time at school. But now his best friend Ash has made it even worse by telling everyone about his ballroom dancing classes. Will Danny and Ash manage to show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them into big trouble? Wired Connect is a series of titles for struggling readers aged 9-11, published in association with Catch Up, the reading recovery charity.

Peter Clover was born in north London. He wanted to be a vet, but ended up an artist for advertising agencies before discovering his love for writing. He’s well known for his ‘Sheltie’ books about a Shetland pony. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408152683 • AU$14.99

Sean Callery is a teacher and a children’s writer who has worked with many major publishers. He specialises in narrative non-fiction where facts are combined with stories.

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Shadow Snatcher

Death has come for Eva, and he’s not going to leave without her, unless Aiden can win in a bet to save Eva’s life. But how can Aiden and Eva cheat Death?.

Rob Childs is best known for his football books. For A&C Black he has already produced titles for the Colour Graffix and Black Cats lists, and Hot-Shot Harry is his first title for the Wired Up series. He has also written countless football-based titles for Random House.

Lou Kuenzler was raised on a remote farm on the edge of Dartmoor, before moving to Northern Ireland to study theatre. She went on to work professionally as a theatre director, university lecturer and workshop leader in communities, schools and colleges, before turning her hand to writing a few years ago. Shadow Snatcher is her second title for A&C Black.

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408142622 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408154854 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174098 • AU$14.99

Rainbow Boots

Jenny Greenteeth

A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Wired

Planet Hell

Wired Connect

Chris Powling

Julia Jarman

Susan Gates

Joan Lennon

Denzil’s desperate for a pair of Rainbow Boots - so he pretends he has a customised pair on order, and soon he’s trapped in a web of lies. School comedy

A girl becomes obsessed with the local legend of water monster Jenny Greenteeth - but is it all in her mind?

Leon is supposed to be looking after his little brother Danny when he starts big school. But some kids tell Danny that there’s a wolf in the cupboard and now he won’t go back to school

Sam Black is one of the Miners who live on Planet Hell, digging ore to power the Earth. It’s a nightmarish underground life. Going to the surface means death. Nothing can live there. One day, Sam finds a note from the Surface...

Nadia becomes increasingly obsessed with the local legend of Jenny Greenteeth, the monster who lurks in the pond and steals children. But is it all her imagination or is there a truth behind the stories? Nadia must find out one terrifying night, when her little brother goes missing...

Denzil is the only kid in the school without a pair of Rainbow Boots. So he pretends he’s waiting for a special handmade pair. As the lies pile up, what will Denzil do when he can’t pretend any more? School comedy.

Age Range:9+ years

The Wolf Cupboard

Wired Connect

Wired Connect is a series of titles for struggling readers aged 9-11, published in association with Catch Up, the reading recovery charity. Chris Powling was editor of the children’s book magazine Books for Keeps from 1989-1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature. He has written more than sixty books for children including The Mustang Machine, The Phantom Carwash, The Conker As Hard As A Diamond and The Multi-Million Pound Mascot.

Age Range:9+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: For struggling readers 9+

Julia Jarman decided to be a writer when she was eight. Her first book was published in 1985 and many of her novels have been short-listed for prizes Julia has written for several educational series and has had a number of picture books published. . She has also written a popular series featuring the TimeTravelling Cat. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174104 • AU$14.99

Wired Up

So Leon persuades Danny that wolves are great and soon he has the opposite problem as Danny is desperate to find the wolf. Can Leon sort out his crazy brother without getting in trouble with Mum - or looking like an idiot in front of gorgeous Lily Mae? Extremely funny school/family comedy.

Age Range:10+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers 10+

Susan Gates is a well established author. She won the Sheffield Book Award twice and has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction Prize. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408155028 • AU$14.99

Sam learns that everything in his life is a lie.A thoughtprovoking sci-fi story. Joan Lennon was born in Canada and has lived in Germany, Australia, Yugoslavia, England and Wales. She is a full time writer. She has three children and lives in Scotland. November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408154779 • AU$14.99

Age Range:11+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: Struggling readers aged 11+

Age Range: Not Specified

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174081 • AU$14.99

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Xxxxx Fiction: Lower Secondary General

Xxxxx General Fiction: Lower Secondary

Coraline

Fizzlebert Stump

10th Anniversary Edition

The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library)

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Neil Gaiman

A.F. Harrold

Tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author

A story of a boy, a book, some very bad people, some very brave deeds, and the importance of rubber teeth for lions

There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.’

Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. His diverse catalogue of books includes the novel The Graveyard Book, winner of the Carnegie Medal 2010 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009, Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is co-creator of the hugely successful New York Times bestseller the Edge Chronicles.

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

A.F. Harrold is an English poet. He writes and performs for adults and children, in cabaret and in schools, in bars and in basements, in fields and indoors. He won the Cheltenham All Stars Slam Championship in 2007 and has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry.

September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408832400 • AU$14.99 September 2012 • Hardback • 9781408818619 • AU$29.99

Fire Spell

July 2012 • 182 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408830031 • AU$14.99

The Mystery of Wickworth Manor

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada Readership: From 9 years

Laura Amy Schlitz is a librarian and storyteller in Baltimore County, USA. She has worked as a costumier, actress and playwright, and her plays for young people have been produced in theatres all over the county. She has been awarded the Newbery Medal (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) and numerous other literary awards. She is a New York Times bestselling author. October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408826218 • AU$14.99

Secondary.indd 6-7

Age Range:9+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Magyk

Flyte

Physik

Septimus Heap Book 1

Septimus Heap Book 2

Septimus Heap Book 3

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

The bestselling book, which heralded a Magykal bestselling series, relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design across the series

Book Two in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

Book Three in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

The evil necromancer DomDaniel has been disposed of, but something Darke is stirring. A Shadow pursues ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand. Septimus senses something sinister is afoot, but before he can act, Jenna is snatched - taken by the most unlikely kidnapper. Septimus must rescue his sister but does not, at first, realise the power of the forces at work behind her disappearance.

When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she’s still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself ever-lasting life requires Jenna’s compliance, Septimus’s disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814925 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814918 • AU$16.99

A powerful necromancer plans to seize control of all things Magykal. Now with Darke Magyk he will create a world filled with Darke creatures. But the Necromancer made one mistake. A vital detail he has overlooked means there is a boy who can stop him the only problem is, the boy doesn’t know it yet. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814932 • AU$16.99

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe, open market Readership: From 9 years

Paige cannot wait to go to secondary school. Curtis is much less sure. The only thing they have in common is the first letter of their surnames – and so they are forced together on a school trip to Wickworth Manor. Curtis finds a portrait in a bedroom of a young black servant. But why is the portrait hidden? Then Paige finds an intriguing letter, written over 200 years ago by Miss Verity Burton, who used to live at the Manor, that mentions the portrait. There is a mystery begging to be unravelled! Paige and Curtis are determined to find out what happened all those years ago… Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People. Her debut novel How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award. Elen lives in Bristol, UK. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408820483 • AU$15.99

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Queste

Syren

Darke

Septimus Heap Book 4

Septimus Heap Book 5

Septimus Heap Book 6

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Book Four in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

Book Five in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

The Darkely brilliant, magical adventure - new in paperback

Septimus faces a perilous quest to find Nicko and Snorri, who have been trapped back in time. Septimus, aided by Alchemist Marcellus Pye, learns of a place where all time meets: the House of Foryx. But how does he get there?

Septimus Heap returns to the House of Foryx with Spit Fyre to pick up Jenna, Nicko, Snorri, and Beetle. But the journey home does not go well and when Septimus and his friends are caught in a storm. They are rescued by the lighthouse keeper who is disturbingly sinister, and who has an equally sinister cat.

As Wizard Apprentice Septimus Heap marks his fourteenth birthday, he chooses a dangerous mission to restore his good friend Alther from Banishment. But as he embarks on this trial, something Darke and terrible engulfs the Castle. Septimus and his friends are about to face their most perilous challenge yet...

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814895 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408806272 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814901 • AU$16.99

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Age Range:9+ years

A funny, pacy and informative adventure, that will also give some historical background to the slave trade

Epic storytelling and filmic adventure combine to stunning effect in this gothic tour de force an unforgettable modern classic in-the-making

It begins with a girl in London, 1860. Her family is exceptionally wealthy and she is exceptionally lonely. The closest thing to friendship Clara has experienced was a brief encounter with the two ragged children who work with the puppeteer in the park. For her birthday she asks to see them perform in the drawing room, and her father, to her surprise, allows it. The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette to add to his theatre. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.

Age Range:9+ years

Elen Caldecott

Laura Amy Schlitz

Age Range:9+ years

Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion’s mouth every night, he’s the only kid there - and he’s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?

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Xxxxx Fiction: Lower Secondary General

Xxxxx General Fiction: Lower Secondary

Coraline

Fizzlebert Stump

10th Anniversary Edition

The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library)

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Neil Gaiman

A.F. Harrold

Tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author

A story of a boy, a book, some very bad people, some very brave deeds, and the importance of rubber teeth for lions

There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house - the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.’

Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. His diverse catalogue of books includes the novel The Graveyard Book, winner of the Carnegie Medal 2010 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009, Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is co-creator of the hugely successful New York Times bestseller the Edge Chronicles.

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

A.F. Harrold is an English poet. He writes and performs for adults and children, in cabaret and in schools, in bars and in basements, in fields and indoors. He won the Cheltenham All Stars Slam Championship in 2007 and has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry.

September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408832400 • AU$14.99 September 2012 • Hardback • 9781408818619 • AU$29.99

Fire Spell

July 2012 • 182 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408830031 • AU$14.99

The Mystery of Wickworth Manor

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada Readership: From 9 years

Laura Amy Schlitz is a librarian and storyteller in Baltimore County, USA. She has worked as a costumier, actress and playwright, and her plays for young people have been produced in theatres all over the county. She has been awarded the Newbery Medal (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) and numerous other literary awards. She is a New York Times bestselling author. October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408826218 • AU$14.99

Secondary.indd 6-7

Age Range:9+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Magyk

Flyte

Physik

Septimus Heap Book 1

Septimus Heap Book 2

Septimus Heap Book 3

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

The bestselling book, which heralded a Magykal bestselling series, relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design across the series

Book Two in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

Book Three in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

The evil necromancer DomDaniel has been disposed of, but something Darke is stirring. A Shadow pursues ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand. Septimus senses something sinister is afoot, but before he can act, Jenna is snatched - taken by the most unlikely kidnapper. Septimus must rescue his sister but does not, at first, realise the power of the forces at work behind her disappearance.

When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she’s still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself ever-lasting life requires Jenna’s compliance, Septimus’s disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814925 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814918 • AU$16.99

A powerful necromancer plans to seize control of all things Magykal. Now with Darke Magyk he will create a world filled with Darke creatures. But the Necromancer made one mistake. A vital detail he has overlooked means there is a boy who can stop him the only problem is, the boy doesn’t know it yet. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814932 • AU$16.99

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe, open market Readership: From 9 years

Paige cannot wait to go to secondary school. Curtis is much less sure. The only thing they have in common is the first letter of their surnames – and so they are forced together on a school trip to Wickworth Manor. Curtis finds a portrait in a bedroom of a young black servant. But why is the portrait hidden? Then Paige finds an intriguing letter, written over 200 years ago by Miss Verity Burton, who used to live at the Manor, that mentions the portrait. There is a mystery begging to be unravelled! Paige and Curtis are determined to find out what happened all those years ago… Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People. Her debut novel How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award. Elen lives in Bristol, UK. August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408820483 • AU$15.99

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Age Range:9+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years

Queste

Syren

Darke

Septimus Heap Book 4

Septimus Heap Book 5

Septimus Heap Book 6

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Book Four in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

Book Five in the bestselling series relaunched with a fabulous new jacket design

The Darkely brilliant, magical adventure - new in paperback

Septimus faces a perilous quest to find Nicko and Snorri, who have been trapped back in time. Septimus, aided by Alchemist Marcellus Pye, learns of a place where all time meets: the House of Foryx. But how does he get there?

Septimus Heap returns to the House of Foryx with Spit Fyre to pick up Jenna, Nicko, Snorri, and Beetle. But the journey home does not go well and when Septimus and his friends are caught in a storm. They are rescued by the lighthouse keeper who is disturbingly sinister, and who has an equally sinister cat.

As Wizard Apprentice Septimus Heap marks his fourteenth birthday, he chooses a dangerous mission to restore his good friend Alther from Banishment. But as he embarks on this trial, something Darke and terrible engulfs the Castle. Septimus and his friends are about to face their most perilous challenge yet...

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814895 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408806272 • AU$16.99

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814901 • AU$16.99

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Age Range:9+ years

A funny, pacy and informative adventure, that will also give some historical background to the slave trade

Epic storytelling and filmic adventure combine to stunning effect in this gothic tour de force an unforgettable modern classic in-the-making

It begins with a girl in London, 1860. Her family is exceptionally wealthy and she is exceptionally lonely. The closest thing to friendship Clara has experienced was a brief encounter with the two ragged children who work with the puppeteer in the park. For her birthday she asks to see them perform in the drawing room, and her father, to her surprise, allows it. The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette to add to his theatre. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.

Age Range:9+ years

Elen Caldecott

Laura Amy Schlitz

Age Range:9+ years

Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion’s mouth every night, he’s the only kid there - and he’s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?

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Xxxxx General Fiction: Lower Secondary Fairy Wings

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

Xxxxx Historical Poetry andFiction Music Eleven Eleven

Fairy Lies E. D. Baker

E. D. Baker

Paul Dowswell

An irresistible collision of worlds as ordinary schoolgirl becomes fairy princess. From the author of The Frog Princess series

Sparks will fly when a fairy princess is kidnapped! From the author of The Frog Princess series

A thrilling story of the last 24 hours before armistice. Three lives collide and three destinies are determined during one single day in this powerful and timeless novel

Tamisin Warner is a normal girl in most senses, with one major exception - she has just grown a rather beautiful set of wings. Concealing her secret at school is her number one priority, until Tamisin realises she is being stalked by strange half-animal, half-human creatures that no one else seems to notice. As the creatures become increasingly threatening, Tamisin is catapulted into another world, where she is not just any fairy but daughter of the fairy queen. Torn between her two lives, Tamisin begins a whirlwind adventure filled with fairies, dance routines and a love interest who is definitely one of the bad guys. E.D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland, USA.

In this delightful sequel to Fairy Wings, the fairy princess Tamisin has been kidnapped from her home in the human world by Oberon, king of the fairies, who thinks he’s her father. When Tamisin’s boyfriend, Jak, finds out, he sets off to rescue her. In this funny and heart-warming chase through the land of fairies, goblins, sphinxes, unicorns and many more, Tamisin and Jak must look for each other, and find their way back to the human world.

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

E.D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland, USA.

Set during the final 24 hours before the armistice at 11 a.m. on 11th November 1918, the story follows a German storm trooper, an American airman and a British Tommy. Their destinies converge during the death throes of the first ever conflict to spread across the globe. War becomes incredibly personal as nationality and geography cease to matter to each of these teenagers on the Western Front, and friendship becomes the defining aspect of their encounter. Two of them will live; one of them will die before the following morning. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written over sixty books, including Ausländer, shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Paul lives in Wolverhampton, UK, with his family. http://www.pauldowswell.co.uk/ November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408826232 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years

http://www.edbakerbooks.com/

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408831922 • AU$15.99

http://www.edbakerbooks.com/ September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408831946 • AU$15.99

David

Mary Hoffman An epic story of art, passion and danger set in turbulent sixteenth-century Florence

Michelangelo’s statue of David is renowned all over the world. Thousands flock to Florence to admire the artistry behind this Renaissance masterpiece, and to admire the beauty of the human form captured in the marble. But the identity of the model for this statue that has been so revered for over five hundred years has been lost . . .

The Emerald Quest

Girl’s Best Friend

Gill Vickery

Leslie Margolis

A girl raised by dragons must retrieve their stolen Jewels of Power in order to prove herself a true DragonChild. First in the series

No mystery about it-this hip new series is perfect for paperback!

Dogs are disappearing in her neighborhood, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair knows all about it. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (okay, amateur) dog walker. Maggie may have a lot of leads, but she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved. . . . Margolis’s fans are flocking to this stylish tween series featuring a clever and lovable new heroine.

When the six sister-witches stole the DragonQueen’s jewels of power, they banished the dragons from their home in the land of Tulay. Before the dragons left, they took with them a human child as hostage. Tia has been raised by the dragons and considers them her family. She is appalled to learn that her own human mother is one of the sister-witches who are now the despotic rulers of Tulay. Tia decides she will prove herself to be a true DragonChild by retrieving the jewels, with the aid of her DragonBrother Finn. Age Range:8+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 8 years

In this first exciting adventure, Tia goes after the jewel that gives its possessor the power to control beasts. The second story, The Opal Quest, is published in March 2013. Gill Vickery has loved writing and painting since she was very small. She has been a teacher, and also a children’s librarian, which she says is the best job in the world, because you get paid to read children’s books! The Ivy Crown, Gill’s first novel, won the Kathleen Fidler Award. December 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174128 • AU$12.99

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World English Readership: From 9 years

Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including two Annabelle Stevens books: Boys Are Dogs and Girls Acting Catty. She lives with her family in Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries. www.lesliemargolis.com January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599906904 • AU$15.99

In this epic story Mary Hoffman uses her persuasive narrative skills to imagine the story of Gabriele, an eighteen-year-old who, by becoming Michelangelo’s model, finds himself drawn into a world of spies, politicking, sabotage and murder. Set against the backdrop of Florence, this is a rich, colourful and thrilling tale. Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children’s writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is so popular it has 80 current stories on Fanfiction.net. Her previous books for Bloomsbury also include: The Falconer’s Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009) and Troubadour (shortlisted for the Costa Book Award). Mary has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire, UK. To follow Mary’s thoughts on books and writing, go to http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408800515 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Scarlet

A.C. Gaughen A romantic retelling of the Robin Hood story, told by Will Scarlet brilliantly portrayed as a young woman

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only her fellow outlaws, John Little, Much and Robin Hood know the truth - this agile thief is no boy but in fact a fearless young woman with a secret past. But Scarlet is torn between her desire to get as far from Lord Gisbourne as possible and a strong sense of responsibility to those who took her in when she was first on the run. As Gisbourne draws closer to Scarlet and puts innocent lives at risk, she must decide how much the people of Nottinghamshire mean to her, especially John Little and Robin, whose quick smiles and temper have the rare power to unsettle Scarlet. Full of exciting action, secrets and romance, this imaginative retelling of the classic tale will have readers following every move of Robin Hood and his band of thieves. A. C. Gaughen is a freelance writer and regular blogger who has had several stories published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. She attended college in Scotland but now lives in Massachusetts, USA. http://www.acgaughen.com/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408819760 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages except Dutch/ French/Spanish Readership: From 12 years

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Xxxxx General Fiction: Lower Secondary Fairy Wings

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

Xxxxx Historical Poetry andFiction Music Eleven Eleven

Fairy Lies E. D. Baker

E. D. Baker

Paul Dowswell

An irresistible collision of worlds as ordinary schoolgirl becomes fairy princess. From the author of The Frog Princess series

Sparks will fly when a fairy princess is kidnapped! From the author of The Frog Princess series

A thrilling story of the last 24 hours before armistice. Three lives collide and three destinies are determined during one single day in this powerful and timeless novel

Tamisin Warner is a normal girl in most senses, with one major exception - she has just grown a rather beautiful set of wings. Concealing her secret at school is her number one priority, until Tamisin realises she is being stalked by strange half-animal, half-human creatures that no one else seems to notice. As the creatures become increasingly threatening, Tamisin is catapulted into another world, where she is not just any fairy but daughter of the fairy queen. Torn between her two lives, Tamisin begins a whirlwind adventure filled with fairies, dance routines and a love interest who is definitely one of the bad guys. E.D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland, USA.

In this delightful sequel to Fairy Wings, the fairy princess Tamisin has been kidnapped from her home in the human world by Oberon, king of the fairies, who thinks he’s her father. When Tamisin’s boyfriend, Jak, finds out, he sets off to rescue her. In this funny and heart-warming chase through the land of fairies, goblins, sphinxes, unicorns and many more, Tamisin and Jak must look for each other, and find their way back to the human world.

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 9 years

E.D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland, USA.

Set during the final 24 hours before the armistice at 11 a.m. on 11th November 1918, the story follows a German storm trooper, an American airman and a British Tommy. Their destinies converge during the death throes of the first ever conflict to spread across the globe. War becomes incredibly personal as nationality and geography cease to matter to each of these teenagers on the Western Front, and friendship becomes the defining aspect of their encounter. Two of them will live; one of them will die before the following morning. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written over sixty books, including Ausländer, shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Paul lives in Wolverhampton, UK, with his family. http://www.pauldowswell.co.uk/ November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408826232 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years

http://www.edbakerbooks.com/

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408831922 • AU$15.99

http://www.edbakerbooks.com/ September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408831946 • AU$15.99

David

Mary Hoffman An epic story of art, passion and danger set in turbulent sixteenth-century Florence

Michelangelo’s statue of David is renowned all over the world. Thousands flock to Florence to admire the artistry behind this Renaissance masterpiece, and to admire the beauty of the human form captured in the marble. But the identity of the model for this statue that has been so revered for over five hundred years has been lost . . .

The Emerald Quest

Girl’s Best Friend

Gill Vickery

Leslie Margolis

A girl raised by dragons must retrieve their stolen Jewels of Power in order to prove herself a true DragonChild. First in the series

No mystery about it-this hip new series is perfect for paperback!

Dogs are disappearing in her neighborhood, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair knows all about it. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (okay, amateur) dog walker. Maggie may have a lot of leads, but she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved. . . . Margolis’s fans are flocking to this stylish tween series featuring a clever and lovable new heroine.

When the six sister-witches stole the DragonQueen’s jewels of power, they banished the dragons from their home in the land of Tulay. Before the dragons left, they took with them a human child as hostage. Tia has been raised by the dragons and considers them her family. She is appalled to learn that her own human mother is one of the sister-witches who are now the despotic rulers of Tulay. Tia decides she will prove herself to be a true DragonChild by retrieving the jewels, with the aid of her DragonBrother Finn. Age Range:8+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 8 years

In this first exciting adventure, Tia goes after the jewel that gives its possessor the power to control beasts. The second story, The Opal Quest, is published in March 2013. Gill Vickery has loved writing and painting since she was very small. She has been a teacher, and also a children’s librarian, which she says is the best job in the world, because you get paid to read children’s books! The Ivy Crown, Gill’s first novel, won the Kathleen Fidler Award. December 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174128 • AU$12.99

Age Range:9+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World English Readership: From 9 years

Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including two Annabelle Stevens books: Boys Are Dogs and Girls Acting Catty. She lives with her family in Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries. www.lesliemargolis.com January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599906904 • AU$15.99

In this epic story Mary Hoffman uses her persuasive narrative skills to imagine the story of Gabriele, an eighteen-year-old who, by becoming Michelangelo’s model, finds himself drawn into a world of spies, politicking, sabotage and murder. Set against the backdrop of Florence, this is a rich, colourful and thrilling tale. Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children’s writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is so popular it has 80 current stories on Fanfiction.net. Her previous books for Bloomsbury also include: The Falconer’s Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009) and Troubadour (shortlisted for the Costa Book Award). Mary has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire, UK. To follow Mary’s thoughts on books and writing, go to http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408800515 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Scarlet

A.C. Gaughen A romantic retelling of the Robin Hood story, told by Will Scarlet brilliantly portrayed as a young woman

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only her fellow outlaws, John Little, Much and Robin Hood know the truth - this agile thief is no boy but in fact a fearless young woman with a secret past. But Scarlet is torn between her desire to get as far from Lord Gisbourne as possible and a strong sense of responsibility to those who took her in when she was first on the run. As Gisbourne draws closer to Scarlet and puts innocent lives at risk, she must decide how much the people of Nottinghamshire mean to her, especially John Little and Robin, whose quick smiles and temper have the rare power to unsettle Scarlet. Full of exciting action, secrets and romance, this imaginative retelling of the classic tale will have readers following every move of Robin Hood and his band of thieves. A. C. Gaughen is a freelance writer and regular blogger who has had several stories published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. She attended college in Scotland but now lives in Massachusetts, USA. http://www.acgaughen.com/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408819760 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages except Dutch/ French/Spanish Readership: From 12 years

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Xxxxx Historical Fiction Velvet

Mary Hooper

Xxxxx General Fiction Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas

A richly atmospheric novel set in the Victorian period, perfect for fans of the hugely popular Fallen Grace

Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry’s work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet’s very life is in danger . . .

When the world is ending, you’d better be ready to fight...This is a 3-D mega-budget action adventure in book form. Gone meets

Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Sam wakes to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently towards the enormous ships which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal.

Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames, UK.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteenyear-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Age Range:12+ years Age Range:12+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: Teens who like Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Mark Walden

A hugely commercial, fabulously addictive fantastical romp - from an author with top-notch digital self-publishing pedigree and legions of fans awaiting publication

A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747599203 • AU$15.99

Earthfall

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Independence Day - with attitude

Age Range:9-11 years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years to 11 years

Sarah J. Maas is a New York native who currently lives in the California desert. This is her first fulllength novel to be published, though she already has a large online fan base, many of whom discovered the Throne of Glass world in its first incarnation, on www.fictionpress.com, when Sarah was just sixteen. She is a prolific blogger and you can find out more at www.sjmaas.livejournal.com.

In the Shadow of the Lamp Susanne Dunlap

In five minutes Sam learns two things: he is not alone; the drone injury should have killed him instantly - yet he is still alive. The battle for earth is about to begin. Mark Walden’s first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy’s ‘Best Kids’ Books Ever’ 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust’s first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with a further six titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and as a WBD author for 2009. He lives with his family in Hampshire.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408832332 • AU$16.99

A young nurse-in love with two men-joins Florence Nightingale on the field of battle

Six months later, Sam is absolutely alone. In his underground bunker he has food and water for a couple of days. He has no choice but to venture above. Spotted by a flying drone, Sam escapes, but not before the drone slashes him with a barbed tendril. That night, drenched in sweat, Sam realises without medical supplies the wound will kill him. This time above ground he is less lucky. Cornered again, Sam thinks he has reached the end - then the drone is shot down in a hail of machine gun fire.

It’s 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight of British soldiers becomes more than just a mission of mercy as Molly finds that she’s falling in love with both a dashing young doctor and a soldier who has joined the army to be near her. But with the battle raging ever nearer, can Molly keep the two men she cares for from harm? A love story to savor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes imagining of the woman who became known as “the lady with the lamp.”

http://www.markwalden.net/blog/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815663 • AU$15.99

Susanne Dunlap graduated from Smith College and later earned a PhD in music history from Yale University. She is the author of two historical novels for adults and two novels for teens: The Musician’s Daughter and Anastasia’s Secret. She divides her time between New York, and Massachusetts. www.susannedunlap.com January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599907536 • AU$15.99

Burn Mark

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Laura Powell

The Murder Notebooks

The Sopranos with witches in the modern East End - a totally original, utterly engaging pageturner from an exciting breakthrough author

Anne Cassidy A stylish crime thriller that grips from the first page

Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition - the witches’ mortal enemy - and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.

Cate of the Lost Colony Lisa Klein

A dramatic love triangle inspired by a historical mystery

When her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered, young Lady Catherine is banished to the colony of Roanoke in the New World. Ralegh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. But just as Cate discovers a new love in Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, Ralegh sets sail for the New World. Lisa Klein seamlessly weaves together fact and fiction in this engrossing novel.

Dead Time

Age Range:12+ years

And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae - the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .

LISA KLEIN is the author of Lady Macbeth’s Daughter, Two Girls of Gettysburg, and Ophelia. A former professor of English, she lives in Ohio with her family.www.authorlisaklein.com

Laura Powell grew up in the Brecon Beacons and spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book. She went on to study classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children’s publishers. Burn Mark is her third novel. She now lives in London.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599907390 • AU$15.99

www.laurapowellauthor.com

Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815229 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Rose and Joshua first met when Joshua and his dad came to live with Rose and her mum. Then Rose and Josh’s world turns upside down when their mother and father go out for dinner one evening and never return. With police inquiries going nowhere, Rose is dispatched to live with her chilly, unfriendly grandmother and Joshua is sent to live with his uncle. Then Joshua comes to London to study and Rose is witness to not one, but two murders. Why is this happening to Rose? Can it be anything to do with the investigations Joshua has been doing into the disappearance of their parents? A taut and pacy thriller that is the start of a stylish new series from an acclaimed writer for teens. Anne Cassidy lives in Essex, UK. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has published over twenty teen novels. She is the author of Looking for JJ, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2004 and the Carnegie Medal 2005 and was winner of the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award. The Murder Notebooks series is Anne Cassidy’s first publication with Bloomsbury. June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815502 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 14 years

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Xxxxx Historical Fiction Velvet

Mary Hooper

Xxxxx General Fiction Throne of Glass

Sarah J. Maas

A richly atmospheric novel set in the Victorian period, perfect for fans of the hugely popular Fallen Grace

Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry’s work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet’s very life is in danger . . .

When the world is ending, you’d better be ready to fight...This is a 3-D mega-budget action adventure in book form. Gone meets

Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Sam wakes to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently towards the enormous ships which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal.

Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme. Mary lives in Henley-on-Thames, UK.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteenyear-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Age Range:12+ years Age Range:12+ years

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: Teens who like Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Mark Walden

A hugely commercial, fabulously addictive fantastical romp - from an author with top-notch digital self-publishing pedigree and legions of fans awaiting publication

A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747599203 • AU$15.99

Earthfall

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Independence Day - with attitude

Age Range:9-11 years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 9 years to 11 years

Sarah J. Maas is a New York native who currently lives in the California desert. This is her first fulllength novel to be published, though she already has a large online fan base, many of whom discovered the Throne of Glass world in its first incarnation, on www.fictionpress.com, when Sarah was just sixteen. She is a prolific blogger and you can find out more at www.sjmaas.livejournal.com.

In the Shadow of the Lamp Susanne Dunlap

In five minutes Sam learns two things: he is not alone; the drone injury should have killed him instantly - yet he is still alive. The battle for earth is about to begin. Mark Walden’s first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy’s ‘Best Kids’ Books Ever’ 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust’s first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with a further six titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and as a WBD author for 2009. He lives with his family in Hampshire.

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408832332 • AU$16.99

A young nurse-in love with two men-joins Florence Nightingale on the field of battle

Six months later, Sam is absolutely alone. In his underground bunker he has food and water for a couple of days. He has no choice but to venture above. Spotted by a flying drone, Sam escapes, but not before the drone slashes him with a barbed tendril. That night, drenched in sweat, Sam realises without medical supplies the wound will kill him. This time above ground he is less lucky. Cornered again, Sam thinks he has reached the end - then the drone is shot down in a hail of machine gun fire.

It’s 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight of British soldiers becomes more than just a mission of mercy as Molly finds that she’s falling in love with both a dashing young doctor and a soldier who has joined the army to be near her. But with the battle raging ever nearer, can Molly keep the two men she cares for from harm? A love story to savor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes imagining of the woman who became known as “the lady with the lamp.”

http://www.markwalden.net/blog/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815663 • AU$15.99

Susanne Dunlap graduated from Smith College and later earned a PhD in music history from Yale University. She is the author of two historical novels for adults and two novels for teens: The Musician’s Daughter and Anastasia’s Secret. She divides her time between New York, and Massachusetts. www.susannedunlap.com January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599907536 • AU$15.99

Burn Mark

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Laura Powell

The Murder Notebooks

The Sopranos with witches in the modern East End - a totally original, utterly engaging pageturner from an exciting breakthrough author

Anne Cassidy A stylish crime thriller that grips from the first page

Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition - the witches’ mortal enemy - and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.

Cate of the Lost Colony Lisa Klein

A dramatic love triangle inspired by a historical mystery

When her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered, young Lady Catherine is banished to the colony of Roanoke in the New World. Ralegh pledges to come for Cate, but as the months stretch out, Cate begins to doubt his promise and his love. But just as Cate discovers a new love in Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, Ralegh sets sail for the New World. Lisa Klein seamlessly weaves together fact and fiction in this engrossing novel.

Dead Time

Age Range:12+ years

And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae - the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .

LISA KLEIN is the author of Lady Macbeth’s Daughter, Two Girls of Gettysburg, and Ophelia. A former professor of English, she lives in Ohio with her family.www.authorlisaklein.com

Laura Powell grew up in the Brecon Beacons and spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book. She went on to study classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children’s publishers. Burn Mark is her third novel. She now lives in London.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599907390 • AU$15.99

www.laurapowellauthor.com

Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815229 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Rose and Joshua first met when Joshua and his dad came to live with Rose and her mum. Then Rose and Josh’s world turns upside down when their mother and father go out for dinner one evening and never return. With police inquiries going nowhere, Rose is dispatched to live with her chilly, unfriendly grandmother and Joshua is sent to live with his uncle. Then Joshua comes to London to study and Rose is witness to not one, but two murders. Why is this happening to Rose? Can it be anything to do with the investigations Joshua has been doing into the disappearance of their parents? A taut and pacy thriller that is the start of a stylish new series from an acclaimed writer for teens. Anne Cassidy lives in Essex, UK. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has published over twenty teen novels. She is the author of Looking for JJ, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2004 and the Carnegie Medal 2005 and was winner of the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award. The Murder Notebooks series is Anne Cassidy’s first publication with Bloomsbury. June 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408815502 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 14 years

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Susan Vaught

General Fiction Xxxxx Something Like Normal

When does falling in love become a crime?

Del’s a good kid, but he became a social outcast when his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo . . . and the police got involved. Now he’s finally met a new girl, but complications threaten to bring his world crashing down again. Will Del be able to overcome his past? This must-read, all-too-believable story features a likeable guy caught in a highly controversial and timely legal scenario.

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 14 years

www.susanvaught.com October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599909196 • AU$15.99

B.R. Collins

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life

A high tech thriller set in the futuristic world of computer-gaming from award-winning author B.R. Collins

and love he finds while fending off flashbacks

Susan Vaught is the author of My Big Fat Manifesto, Trigger, Exposed, and other novels, as well as Oathbreaker, which she coauthored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist. Age Range:14+ years

MazeCheat

Trish Doller

Age Range:14+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World English Readership: From 14 years

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero. Trish Doller has worked as a newspaper reporter and radio personality and is now a bookseller. She lives in Ft Myers, Florida with her husband, two dogs, and two mostly grown children. Also, Trish has about a dozen Marines she’d like to adopt.

The Deadly Game

The Malichea Quest

Jim Eldridge An action-packed sleuth thriller

Ario is a Cheat: somebody who designs and sells Cheat Codes to Gamerunners. Rick and Pir are Gamerunners: people who try to win their fortune by playing The Maze, the interactive computer game that is so much more than an ordinary computer game.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe, open marketReadership: From 12 years

B.R. (Bridget) Collins is a graduate of both university and drama school. Her first novel, The Traitor Game, won the Branford Boase Award in 2009. Her other books for Bloomsbury are A Trick of the Dark, The Broken Road and Gamerunner. Bridget lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. http://www.jugjugjug.blogspot.co.uk/ September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827604 • AU$15.99 GameRunner • 198 x 129mm • 9781408806487 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Hardback • 9781599908441 • AU$24.99

Jake Wells has uncovered the shadowy and mysterious Order of Malichea. He has - briefly - had in his possession an ancient book belonging to the Order. However, other agencies are also desperate to get hold of the book and the knowledge it contains. Jake finds himself forced to give up the book, and then his girlfriend, Lauren, is blackmailed and has to leave the country for her own safety. But Jake is determined not to be beaten. To ensure Lauren can return to the UK, he knows he must locate another book from the Order, and this means he must contact those he most fears in a high-risk and life-threatening strategy . . . Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children’s TV drama Grange Hill and the novelisation of Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood and 4.3.2.1. He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives in Cumbria. http://www.jimeldridge.com/ October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408817209 • AU$15.99 The invisible assassin • 198 x 129mm • 9781408817193 • AU$15.99

Hush

Eishes Chayil

My Brother Simple Marie-Aude Murail

The widely acclaimed coming-of-age novel that offers compassion and hope

Walker Childrens World English Readership: From 14 years

Eishes Chayil is a pseudonym meaning woman of valor, chosen by Judy Brown when Hush was first published because of feared backlash from her community. Since publication, Judy’s identity has been revealed, she has left the Chassidic community, and she has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine. Judy was raised in a world of Chassidic schools, synagogues, and summer camps and is a direct descendant of the major founders of and leaders in the Chassidic world. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing and has worked as a journalist for several international Orthodox newspapers. She lives in New York City. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780802723321 • AU$15.99

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Jennifer Anne Kogler

Girls, boys, love, lust, and a brother called Simple. The alternative coming-of-age story which has been critically acclaimed across Europe will now hit British shores

Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years beforeand abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteenyear- old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to convince Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe. Age Range:14+ years

The Death Catchers

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

There’s unrequited love, lust (lots of it), bad romantic poetry, too many essays, and plenty of crisps. But the seventeen-year-old boy in this story has something extra to contend with. His older brother has learning difficulties and is languishing in a care home. Listening to his heart rather than his head, the boy knows he must get his brother, nicknamed Simple, out. But as their father is entirely preoccupied with his new wife, it’s up to the boy to liberate Simple, and that means finding somewhere for them to live in the city. Funny, thoughtprovoking and clever, this French bestseller won the Prix SNCF du Livre de Jeunesse and was dramatised for French television; in Germany it won the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Marie-Aude Murail studied literature at the Sorbonne. In her native France, she is a household name and has written many prize-winning novels for children and young adults. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814710 • AU$15.99

Viridian

In the battle for the fate of mankind, only she holds the power to change our destiny...

Age Range:12+ years Walker Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Until the letters of the newspaper article she was reading rearranged themselves into an article foretelling her best friend Jodi’s death, Lizzy Mortimer had always thought of Crabapple as a relatiVely normal coastal town. But the truth is anything but normal-Lizzy is the descendant of Morgan Le Fay, the legendary Lady of the Lake, and is gifted with the ability to see and prevent unjust deaths. Now Lizzy is caught in the middle of centuries-old feud between Morgan le Fay and her sister, Vivienne le Mort, who hopes to accelerate the end of the world by finding and killing King Arthur’s last descendant, humanity’s destined champion. So when an obituary for Lizzie’s secret crush and the likely Arthurian heir, Drake Westfall, appears before her eyes, Lizzy must race to outwit fate and save her friends before mankind is destroyed forever. Jennifer Anne Kogler is the author of The Otherworldlies, The Siren’s Cry, and Ruby Tuesday, which started as her senior thesis at Princeton University. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she currently resides in California, where she was born and raised. www.jenniferannekogler.com

Susan Gates A plant virus is turning people into human/plant hybrids called Verdans. It’s a beautiful, peaceful way of life that will save the world. Until the rise of the Cultivars: aggressive warriors who want to wipe out humanity...

A virus has swept the world, turning polluting, wasteful humans into peaceful human/plant hybrids called Verdans. More and more people choose the Verdan way, till only a few humans are left. But then the Cultivars rise - terrifying, cruel Verdans, genetically modified to become brutal warriors, who are determined to wipe out what remains of humanity. They turn the Verdan dream into a nightmare. And at their head is the lethal Viridian... Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

The sequel, Viridian: Venus Angel, publishes October 2013. Susan Gates is a very well established author. She won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award twice and has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction Prize. She lives in County Durham. January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174111 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780802727978 • AU$15.99

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Xxxxx General Fiction Going Underground

Susan Vaught

General Fiction Xxxxx Something Like Normal

When does falling in love become a crime?

Del’s a good kid, but he became a social outcast when his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo . . . and the police got involved. Now he’s finally met a new girl, but complications threaten to bring his world crashing down again. Will Del be able to overcome his past? This must-read, all-too-believable story features a likeable guy caught in a highly controversial and timely legal scenario.

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 14 years

www.susanvaught.com October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781599909196 • AU$15.99

B.R. Collins

A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life

A high tech thriller set in the futuristic world of computer-gaming from award-winning author B.R. Collins

and love he finds while fending off flashbacks

Susan Vaught is the author of My Big Fat Manifesto, Trigger, Exposed, and other novels, as well as Oathbreaker, which she coauthored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist. Age Range:14+ years

MazeCheat

Trish Doller

Age Range:14+ years Bloomsbury USA Childrens World English Readership: From 14 years

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero. Trish Doller has worked as a newspaper reporter and radio personality and is now a bookseller. She lives in Ft Myers, Florida with her husband, two dogs, and two mostly grown children. Also, Trish has about a dozen Marines she’d like to adopt.

The Deadly Game

The Malichea Quest

Jim Eldridge An action-packed sleuth thriller

Ario is a Cheat: somebody who designs and sells Cheat Codes to Gamerunners. Rick and Pir are Gamerunners: people who try to win their fortune by playing The Maze, the interactive computer game that is so much more than an ordinary computer game.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe, open marketReadership: From 12 years

B.R. (Bridget) Collins is a graduate of both university and drama school. Her first novel, The Traitor Game, won the Branford Boase Award in 2009. Her other books for Bloomsbury are A Trick of the Dark, The Broken Road and Gamerunner. Bridget lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. http://www.jugjugjug.blogspot.co.uk/ September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827604 • AU$15.99 GameRunner • 198 x 129mm • 9781408806487 • AU$15.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

August 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Hardback • 9781599908441 • AU$24.99

Jake Wells has uncovered the shadowy and mysterious Order of Malichea. He has - briefly - had in his possession an ancient book belonging to the Order. However, other agencies are also desperate to get hold of the book and the knowledge it contains. Jake finds himself forced to give up the book, and then his girlfriend, Lauren, is blackmailed and has to leave the country for her own safety. But Jake is determined not to be beaten. To ensure Lauren can return to the UK, he knows he must locate another book from the Order, and this means he must contact those he most fears in a high-risk and life-threatening strategy . . . Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children’s TV drama Grange Hill and the novelisation of Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood and 4.3.2.1. He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives in Cumbria. http://www.jimeldridge.com/ October 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408817209 • AU$15.99 The invisible assassin • 198 x 129mm • 9781408817193 • AU$15.99

Hush

Eishes Chayil

My Brother Simple Marie-Aude Murail

The widely acclaimed coming-of-age novel that offers compassion and hope

Walker Childrens World English Readership: From 14 years

Eishes Chayil is a pseudonym meaning woman of valor, chosen by Judy Brown when Hush was first published because of feared backlash from her community. Since publication, Judy’s identity has been revealed, she has left the Chassidic community, and she has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine. Judy was raised in a world of Chassidic schools, synagogues, and summer camps and is a direct descendant of the major founders of and leaders in the Chassidic world. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing and has worked as a journalist for several international Orthodox newspapers. She lives in New York City. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780802723321 • AU$15.99

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Jennifer Anne Kogler

Girls, boys, love, lust, and a brother called Simple. The alternative coming-of-age story which has been critically acclaimed across Europe will now hit British shores

Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years beforeand abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteenyear- old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to convince Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe. Age Range:14+ years

The Death Catchers

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

There’s unrequited love, lust (lots of it), bad romantic poetry, too many essays, and plenty of crisps. But the seventeen-year-old boy in this story has something extra to contend with. His older brother has learning difficulties and is languishing in a care home. Listening to his heart rather than his head, the boy knows he must get his brother, nicknamed Simple, out. But as their father is entirely preoccupied with his new wife, it’s up to the boy to liberate Simple, and that means finding somewhere for them to live in the city. Funny, thoughtprovoking and clever, this French bestseller won the Prix SNCF du Livre de Jeunesse and was dramatised for French television; in Germany it won the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Marie-Aude Murail studied literature at the Sorbonne. In her native France, she is a household name and has written many prize-winning novels for children and young adults. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408814710 • AU$15.99

Viridian

In the battle for the fate of mankind, only she holds the power to change our destiny...

Age Range:12+ years Walker Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Until the letters of the newspaper article she was reading rearranged themselves into an article foretelling her best friend Jodi’s death, Lizzy Mortimer had always thought of Crabapple as a relatiVely normal coastal town. But the truth is anything but normal-Lizzy is the descendant of Morgan Le Fay, the legendary Lady of the Lake, and is gifted with the ability to see and prevent unjust deaths. Now Lizzy is caught in the middle of centuries-old feud between Morgan le Fay and her sister, Vivienne le Mort, who hopes to accelerate the end of the world by finding and killing King Arthur’s last descendant, humanity’s destined champion. So when an obituary for Lizzie’s secret crush and the likely Arthurian heir, Drake Westfall, appears before her eyes, Lizzy must race to outwit fate and save her friends before mankind is destroyed forever. Jennifer Anne Kogler is the author of The Otherworldlies, The Siren’s Cry, and Ruby Tuesday, which started as her senior thesis at Princeton University. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she currently resides in California, where she was born and raised. www.jenniferannekogler.com

Susan Gates A plant virus is turning people into human/plant hybrids called Verdans. It’s a beautiful, peaceful way of life that will save the world. Until the rise of the Cultivars: aggressive warriors who want to wipe out humanity...

A virus has swept the world, turning polluting, wasteful humans into peaceful human/plant hybrids called Verdans. More and more people choose the Verdan way, till only a few humans are left. But then the Cultivars rise - terrifying, cruel Verdans, genetically modified to become brutal warriors, who are determined to wipe out what remains of humanity. They turn the Verdan dream into a nightmare. And at their head is the lethal Viridian... Age Range:12+ years A&C Black Childrens & Educational World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

The sequel, Viridian: Venus Angel, publishes October 2013. Susan Gates is a very well established author. She won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award twice and has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction Prize. She lives in County Durham. January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408174111 • AU$14.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780802727978 • AU$15.99

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Stravaganza: City of Masks

Stravaganza: City of Secrets

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The first book in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

The fourth title in the acclaimed and bestselling Stravaganza series

Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real.

When Matt is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book. Together with Luciano, now studying at the University, and Arianna, in disguise as a boy, he must fight the dangerous di Chimici clan who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world. A breathtaking and thrilling novel that will delight all Stravaganza fans. Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747592501 • AU$16.99

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595694 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Stravaganza: City of Stars

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Stravaganza: City of Flowers

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The second book in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

The third title in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

Sequel to City of Masks, the setting is again Talia, the parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, but the main character in this book is Georgia - who has a love of horses. She is desperate to buy a little, dusty winged horse that has appeared in a local antique shop. This tiny, winged horse proves to be the talisman that transports Georgia right into the rivalries and the highoctane excitement of the hugely competitive Stellata horse race. Mary Hoffman proved herself a mistress of a narrative tour-de-force with City of Masks and this sequel will not disappoint. Fans will be thrilled too that favourite characters from the first book, such as Lucien and Arianna, again appear.

Sequel to City of Masks and City of Stars, the narrative moves to the Talian equivalent of the city of Florence, where beauty and danger walk - as ever - hand in hand. The focus this time is on the new Stravagante, Sky, whose talisman is an ornate and delicate blue glass bottle. Sky is propelled right into the midst of a deadly feud between the di Chimici and Nucci families, who think nothing of sliding a knife between a man’s ribs for revenge...A breathtaking and thrilling drama with a very special kind of magic, continuing the stories of Luciano, Arianna, Rodolfo, Falco and Georgia, which fans will sieze upon with glee.

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595700 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595717 • AU$16.99

Stravaganza: City of Ships

Stravaganza: City of Swords

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The fifth title in the acclaimed and bestselling Stravaganza series

Travel through time and space to sixteenthcentury Italy for the heart-stopping conclusion to Mary Hoffman’s thrilling, magical Stravaganza series

Set in Classe (Ravenna in our world), the Stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a pouch of silver mosaic tiles and she stravagates to Classe, where she is met by Flavia, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose son is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classe and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? A thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama. Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747592532 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Desperately unhappy, Laura has resorted to secretly self-harming. But Laura is a Stravagante, somebody who can travel in time and space. When she finds her talisman, a small silver dagger, she stravagates with it to sixteenth-century Fortezza, a town similar to Lucca in Italy, where she meets her Stravagante, who is a swordsmith. But Laura also meets the charming and attractive Ludo, and falls for him. Their love for each other is tested when Ludo lays claim to the crown of Fortezza, and Laura finds herself fighting on the side of the Stravaganti opposing him . . . A thrilling tale filled with battles on the field and battles of the heart, which finishes with a long-awaited wedding between two much loved characters. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408800508 • AU$16.99

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children’s writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is very popular and has its own fan forum. Mary is also the author of The Falconer’s Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009), Troubadour (shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Book Award) and most recently David, a rich and epic tale based upon the creation of Michelangelo’s renowned statue of David. Mary lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire, UK.To follow Mary’s thoughts on books and writing, go to http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com

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Stravaganza: City of Masks

Stravaganza: City of Secrets

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The first book in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

The fourth title in the acclaimed and bestselling Stravaganza series

Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real.

When Matt is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book. Together with Luciano, now studying at the University, and Arianna, in disguise as a boy, he must fight the dangerous di Chimici clan who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world. A breathtaking and thrilling novel that will delight all Stravaganza fans. Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747592501 • AU$16.99

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595694 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Stravaganza: City of Stars

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Stravaganza: City of Flowers

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The second book in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

The third title in the acclaimed and internationally bestselling Stravaganza series

Sequel to City of Masks, the setting is again Talia, the parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, but the main character in this book is Georgia - who has a love of horses. She is desperate to buy a little, dusty winged horse that has appeared in a local antique shop. This tiny, winged horse proves to be the talisman that transports Georgia right into the rivalries and the highoctane excitement of the hugely competitive Stellata horse race. Mary Hoffman proved herself a mistress of a narrative tour-de-force with City of Masks and this sequel will not disappoint. Fans will be thrilled too that favourite characters from the first book, such as Lucien and Arianna, again appear.

Sequel to City of Masks and City of Stars, the narrative moves to the Talian equivalent of the city of Florence, where beauty and danger walk - as ever - hand in hand. The focus this time is on the new Stravagante, Sky, whose talisman is an ornate and delicate blue glass bottle. Sky is propelled right into the midst of a deadly feud between the di Chimici and Nucci families, who think nothing of sliding a knife between a man’s ribs for revenge...A breathtaking and thrilling drama with a very special kind of magic, continuing the stories of Luciano, Arianna, Rodolfo, Falco and Georgia, which fans will sieze upon with glee.

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595700 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747595717 • AU$16.99

Stravaganza: City of Ships

Stravaganza: City of Swords

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

The fifth title in the acclaimed and bestselling Stravaganza series

Travel through time and space to sixteenthcentury Italy for the heart-stopping conclusion to Mary Hoffman’s thrilling, magical Stravaganza series

Set in Classe (Ravenna in our world), the Stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a pouch of silver mosaic tiles and she stravagates to Classe, where she is met by Flavia, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose son is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classe and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? A thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama. Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9780747592532 • AU$16.99

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: 12+

Desperately unhappy, Laura has resorted to secretly self-harming. But Laura is a Stravagante, somebody who can travel in time and space. When she finds her talisman, a small silver dagger, she stravagates with it to sixteenth-century Fortezza, a town similar to Lucca in Italy, where she meets her Stravagante, who is a swordsmith. But Laura also meets the charming and attractive Ludo, and falls for him. Their love for each other is tested when Ludo lays claim to the crown of Fortezza, and Laura finds herself fighting on the side of the Stravaganti opposing him . . . A thrilling tale filled with battles on the field and battles of the heart, which finishes with a long-awaited wedding between two much loved characters. September 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408800508 • AU$16.99

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children’s writer and critic. She is the author of the bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury is very popular and has its own fan forum. Mary is also the author of The Falconer’s Knot (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and winner of the French Prix Polar Jeunesse 2009), Troubadour (shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Book Award) and most recently David, a rich and epic tale based upon the creation of Michelangelo’s renowned statue of David. Mary lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire, UK.To follow Mary’s thoughts on books and writing, go to http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com

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Xxxxx Fiction General Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

General Fiction Xxxxx Blink Once

A must-read and memorable tale of a young boy fighting to survive, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. Now available for the first time in a YA edition

You can find love in unexpected places. Blink once for love, twice for heartache

West is a high school senior who has everything going for him - until an accident leaves him paralysed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, moving in and out of consciousness, West is isolated and alone. Until he meets Olivia.

Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The (second) best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on in marker pen - unaware of the danger growing around him.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly breaks the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. Harri will come face to face with the very real dangers surrounding him. A powerful, unforgettable tale, importantly relevant for readers of today.

Cylin Busby

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Olivia is the girl next door - though not the typical girl next door. She is in the hospital room next to his, and before long, she’s sneaking into his room to talk with him. Only Olivia seems to know what he’s thinking, and even dreaming about. Yet certain questions haunt him: Why is Olivia in the hospital? And how is she connected to the terrible dreams he’s been having? But the biggest shock of all comes when West must face the possibility that the girl he’s fallen in love with - and who’s done more to aid his recovery than anyone else - may not even be alive. Cylin Busby is the author of several teen books and non-fiction articles as well as the acclaimed young adult memoir The Year We Disappeared. A former editor with Teen magazine, she now lives in Los Angeles, USA, with her family.

Stephen Kelman was born in Luton, UK, in 1976. After finishing his degree he worked variously as a warehouse operative, a careworker, and in marketing and local government administration. He decided to pursue his writing seriously in 2005, and has completed several feature screenplays since then. Pigeon English is his first novel; he is currently working on his second.

http://www.cylinbusby.com/index.htm November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408825808 • AU$15.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408828205 • AU$15.99

Chime

Franny Billingsley

Breathe

A unique gothic romance with an enticing undercurrent of fairytale and darkness. Perfect for teen girls

When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate

Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

Franny’s first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children’s Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley’s third book, her first being Well Wished. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Award. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children. http://www.frannybillingsley.com/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408803844 • AU$14.99

Sarah Crossan

Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

Age Range: 9-11 Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 9 years to 11 years

The Weight of Water

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Freaks Like Us

Sarah Crossan

Susan Vaught

First love, friendship and quiet courage combine in this spare and beautiful story that will leave you sad, happy and wanting more from this fantastic new voice in children’s fiction

For this teenage boy, black clouds have fangs! And he must evade them if he’s ever going to see his best friend, and the girl he loves, again. This brilliantly witty and searingly honest coming-ofage story invites you into the mind of a young person with schizophrenia. From award-winning author Susan Vaught

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. Sarah Crossan grew up in Ireland and England, and then moved to the US, where she now lives. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a Masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408830239 • AU$15.99 Available • 111 x 160mm • Hardback • 9781408823002 • AU$16.99

You’re just a freak. You’re just a stupid freak. Freaks don’t speak. Freaks shouldn’t speak. Don’t talk out of your head or the swirly clouds will eat you because sometimes clouds have teeth’ Jason’s best friend, Sunshine, has vanished. If only Jason could push through all the voices in his head, he’d know what happened; he’d tell everyone; he’d find her. But then people don’t always listen to kids like Jason . . . A funny and compelling thriller about a boy on the edge of mainstream society. Susan Vaught is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground, as well as Oathbreaker, which she co-authored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky, USA.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Celia Bryce

Two teenagers fight the biggest battle of all. For fans of Meg Rosoff and Jenny Downham Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson’s extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson’s future. A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel. Celia Bryce was born and raised in Jarrow and still lives on Tyneside. She is a teacher of creative writing, writes for the stage and radio and performs in schools, and also fronts a country rock band, The Katy Freeway. Anthem for Jackson Dawes is her first novel. http://www.celiabryce.co.uk/ February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827116 • AU$15.99

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836163 • AU$15.99

Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod. With only two days of oxygen in her tank, she too faces the terrifying prospect of death by suffocation. Her only hope is to find the mythical Grove, a small enclave of trees protected by a hardcore band of rebels. Does it even exist, and if so, what or who are they protecting the trees from? A dystopian thriller about courage and freedom, with a love story at its heart. Sarah Crossan graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. She teaches English at a small private school near New York. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827192 • AU$15.99

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Xxxxx Fiction General Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

General Fiction Xxxxx Blink Once

A must-read and memorable tale of a young boy fighting to survive, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. Now available for the first time in a YA edition

You can find love in unexpected places. Blink once for love, twice for heartache

West is a high school senior who has everything going for him - until an accident leaves him paralysed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, moving in and out of consciousness, West is isolated and alone. Until he meets Olivia.

Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The (second) best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on in marker pen - unaware of the danger growing around him.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/Europe excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly breaks the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. Harri will come face to face with the very real dangers surrounding him. A powerful, unforgettable tale, importantly relevant for readers of today.

Cylin Busby

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Olivia is the girl next door - though not the typical girl next door. She is in the hospital room next to his, and before long, she’s sneaking into his room to talk with him. Only Olivia seems to know what he’s thinking, and even dreaming about. Yet certain questions haunt him: Why is Olivia in the hospital? And how is she connected to the terrible dreams he’s been having? But the biggest shock of all comes when West must face the possibility that the girl he’s fallen in love with - and who’s done more to aid his recovery than anyone else - may not even be alive. Cylin Busby is the author of several teen books and non-fiction articles as well as the acclaimed young adult memoir The Year We Disappeared. A former editor with Teen magazine, she now lives in Los Angeles, USA, with her family.

Stephen Kelman was born in Luton, UK, in 1976. After finishing his degree he worked variously as a warehouse operative, a careworker, and in marketing and local government administration. He decided to pursue his writing seriously in 2005, and has completed several feature screenplays since then. Pigeon English is his first novel; he is currently working on his second.

http://www.cylinbusby.com/index.htm November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408825808 • AU$15.99

November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408828205 • AU$15.99

Chime

Franny Billingsley

Breathe

A unique gothic romance with an enticing undercurrent of fairytale and darkness. Perfect for teen girls

When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate

Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

Franny’s first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children’s Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley’s third book, her first being Well Wished. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Award. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children. http://www.frannybillingsley.com/ July 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408803844 • AU$14.99

Sarah Crossan

Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens Commonwealth/UK excluding Canada, open market Readership: From 12 years

Age Range: 9-11 Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 9 years to 11 years

The Weight of Water

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Freaks Like Us

Sarah Crossan

Susan Vaught

First love, friendship and quiet courage combine in this spare and beautiful story that will leave you sad, happy and wanting more from this fantastic new voice in children’s fiction

For this teenage boy, black clouds have fangs! And he must evade them if he’s ever going to see his best friend, and the girl he loves, again. This brilliantly witty and searingly honest coming-ofage story invites you into the mind of a young person with schizophrenia. From award-winning author Susan Vaught

Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother’s heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. Sarah Crossan grew up in Ireland and England, and then moved to the US, where she now lives. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a Masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408830239 • AU$15.99 Available • 111 x 160mm • Hardback • 9781408823002 • AU$16.99

You’re just a freak. You’re just a stupid freak. Freaks don’t speak. Freaks shouldn’t speak. Don’t talk out of your head or the swirly clouds will eat you because sometimes clouds have teeth’ Jason’s best friend, Sunshine, has vanished. If only Jason could push through all the voices in his head, he’d know what happened; he’d tell everyone; he’d find her. But then people don’t always listen to kids like Jason . . . A funny and compelling thriller about a boy on the edge of mainstream society. Susan Vaught is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground, as well as Oathbreaker, which she co-authored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky, USA.

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Celia Bryce

Two teenagers fight the biggest battle of all. For fans of Meg Rosoff and Jenny Downham Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson’s extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson’s future. A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel. Celia Bryce was born and raised in Jarrow and still lives on Tyneside. She is a teacher of creative writing, writes for the stage and radio and performs in schools, and also fronts a country rock band, The Katy Freeway. Anthem for Jackson Dawes is her first novel. http://www.celiabryce.co.uk/ February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827116 • AU$15.99

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836163 • AU$15.99

Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod. With only two days of oxygen in her tank, she too faces the terrifying prospect of death by suffocation. Her only hope is to find the mythical Grove, a small enclave of trees protected by a hardcore band of rebels. Does it even exist, and if so, what or who are they protecting the trees from? A dystopian thriller about courage and freedom, with a love story at its heart. Sarah Crossan graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. She teaches English at a small private school near New York. http://www.sarahcrossan.com/ November 2012 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408827192 • AU$15.99

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Teachers Resources Xxxxx

Dance of Shadows

Hidden

Yelena Black

Irresistible romance, breathtaking suspense and a sensational new series...Eternal love is put to the ultimate test

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly - and she must be very careful who she trusts . . .

Ebony has always known that she is different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, safe from everything - almost as if she’s being hidden. But she’s changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can’t stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her - something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on Earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school - the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister’s shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances - she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames ...

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Marianne curley

Dark forces are unleashed by the intense passion of one young dancer in a dark, seductive and highly dramatic thriller

Soon she attracts the attention the gorgeous Zep, yet why is she drawn to the infuriating and mysterious Josh? When Josef Zhalkovsky the great, choreographer chooses Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead - and the burning forces about to be unleashed…

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World all Languages Readership: From 12 years

Yelena Black is a recent MFA graduate of Columbia University. She currently resides in New York City and is a full-time writer. She has a keen interest in dance and all things devilish.

Marianne Curley is the internationally bestselling author of Old Magic and the Guardians of Time trilogy. Her fans have been waiting 8 years for a new book because Marianne developed bone marrow cancer, which, thanks to her sister’s donation of marrow, she has now beaten. Hidden is Marianne’s first foray back into writing and the first book in an exciting new series. Marianne lives in Queensland, Australia. March 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408822623 • AU$15.99

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Creating Extra-Ordinary Teachers

Creative Educational Leadership

Pedagogy Left in Peace

A highly practical guide to understanding multiple intelligences and how they can be implemented to create inspired leaders and motivated students

Jacquie Turnbull

Branton Shearer & Mike Fleetham

Creating ExtraOrdinary Teachers helps teachers identify

and evaluate their unique profile of leadership skills and demonstrates the strategic use and development of those gifts both in and out of the classroom. Inspired by the stories of extraordinarily effective leaders around the world, it provides a framework for understanding how even “ordinary” teachers can identify, value and maximize the potential of their unique intellectual gifts. This book is focused on developing the leadership capabilities of educators, but the ideas and strategies apply equally well to corporate trainers, management developers and even parents, who are their children’s first and most influential “teachers.”

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408829974 • AU$15.99

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781855393905 • AU$29.99

Gemma Malley

The powerful and ground-breaking dystopian trilogy, ahead of its time, relaunched with a gorgeous new look

A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

A guide to developing as a creative leader and to building creative capacity at a personal, institutional and community level

Creativity is now essential in a global economy, for business, and for the benefit of society. To enable young people to flourish in an uncertain future, education needs to acknowledge creativity as an essential life skill rather than restricting it to activities of a broadly artistic nature. This book helps educational leaders to identify the tensions within education systems that hinder the development of creative capacity and may influence decision-making towards pragmatic rather than creative solutions. Packed with examples of successful practice, this book challenges you to build creative capacity - within staff teams and for young people - and to develop as a creative leader yourself. Jacquie Turnbull has been a secondary teacher, an HE lecturer and a trainer specialising in improving teachers’ personal and professional effectiveness. She is currently Director of a company specialising in profiling to improve professional effectiveness. Jacquie also received an MBE in 2011 for her work in education.

It’s the year 2140 and Anna shouldn’t be alive. Nor should any of the children she lives with at Grange Hall. The facility is full of kids like her, kids whose parents chose to recklessly abuse Mother Nature and have children despite a law forbidding them from doing so as long as they took longevity drugs. To pay back her parents’ debt to Mother Nature, Anna will have to work for the rest of her life. But then Peter appears at the hall, and he tells a very different story about the world outside the Grange. A powerful drama about a futuristic world where human life has a transformed value, ageing has lost its finality, and two brave young people who dare to break free and uncover the truth. Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph before moving into the civil service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. She lives in South London with her husband and son.

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441167743 • AU$45.00

Age Range:12+ years

Education, Dialogue and Hermeneutics

The idea of fragmentation has transformed the living, convivial pursuit of knowledge into something akin to an industrial assembly line. Schooling in North America is inherently based on this idea, working against the spirit of pedagogy and the very nature of knowledge itself. Fragmentation has lead to practices that are easily recognizable in schools such as surveillance, colonization, levelling, standardization, normalization and even oppression: the logic of fragmentation has lead to the breaking apart of the living disciplines of knowledge entrusted to teachers and students in the classroom. In this profound and challenging book, David Jardine explores some of the historical and philosophical ancestries of the logic of fragmentation and then lays out how the logic of fragmentation is being interrupted by progressive contemporary thinking about the nature of knowledge and its pursuit. Jardine uses real classroom examples to show how inspiring teachers and students have stepped out from the normal rigidity of the school system to pursue a pedagogy left in peace. Dr. David W. Jardine is a Full Professor of Education at the University of Calgary in Canada. He is the author and co-author of seven other books in education, over 80 articles in refereed scholarly journals, and dozens of book chapters.

Inspiring Writing through Drama Patrice Baldwin and Rob John Offers drama schemes teeming with opportunities for developing writing skills in students aged 7-16

Paul Fairfield Original edited collection taking a hermeneutical approach to pedagogy and the philosophy of education.

This book offers a clear methodology and practical drama activities that will motivate students to write within compelling imaginary contexts. It includes interactive, high-quality drama schemes to inspire students to write for a range of purposes and audiences.

Timely and original, this book draws together eight original chapters written by leading scholars in the field of hermeneutics, and applies them to issues in education. Topics covered include the relevance and nature of dialogue and understanding in an educational setting, the nature of educational experience and the concept of Bildung, narrative and tradition.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836880 • AU$15.99

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A provocative study of fragmentation in education, showing how teachers can escape the rigidity of the school system to pursue a new theory of education

September 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441163295 • AU$36.99

Bloomsbury Childrens World All Languages Readership: From 12 years

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January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836903 • AU$15.99

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836897 • AU$15.99

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Paul Fairfield is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada. September 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441100702 • AU$49.99

Age Range:7-6 years Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA). She works as a Drama for Learning consultant, workshop leader and speaker. Rob John is a playwright and drama consultant who has been training teachers in drama and theatre for over twenty years. October 2012 • 297 x 210mm • Paperback • 9781441159090 • AU$49.99

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Teachers Resources Xxxxx

Dance of Shadows

Hidden

Yelena Black

Irresistible romance, breathtaking suspense and a sensational new series...Eternal love is put to the ultimate test

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly - and she must be very careful who she trusts . . .

Ebony has always known that she is different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, safe from everything - almost as if she’s being hidden. But she’s changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can’t stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her - something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on Earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school - the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister’s shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances - she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames ...

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World English Readership: From 12 years

Marianne curley

Dark forces are unleashed by the intense passion of one young dancer in a dark, seductive and highly dramatic thriller

Soon she attracts the attention the gorgeous Zep, yet why is she drawn to the infuriating and mysterious Josh? When Josef Zhalkovsky the great, choreographer chooses Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead - and the burning forces about to be unleashed…

Age Range:12+ years Bloomsbury Childrens World all Languages Readership: From 12 years

Yelena Black is a recent MFA graduate of Columbia University. She currently resides in New York City and is a full-time writer. She has a keen interest in dance and all things devilish.

Marianne Curley is the internationally bestselling author of Old Magic and the Guardians of Time trilogy. Her fans have been waiting 8 years for a new book because Marianne developed bone marrow cancer, which, thanks to her sister’s donation of marrow, she has now beaten. Hidden is Marianne’s first foray back into writing and the first book in an exciting new series. Marianne lives in Queensland, Australia. March 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408822623 • AU$15.99

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Creating Extra-Ordinary Teachers

Creative Educational Leadership

Pedagogy Left in Peace

A highly practical guide to understanding multiple intelligences and how they can be implemented to create inspired leaders and motivated students

Jacquie Turnbull

Branton Shearer & Mike Fleetham

Creating ExtraOrdinary Teachers helps teachers identify

and evaluate their unique profile of leadership skills and demonstrates the strategic use and development of those gifts both in and out of the classroom. Inspired by the stories of extraordinarily effective leaders around the world, it provides a framework for understanding how even “ordinary” teachers can identify, value and maximize the potential of their unique intellectual gifts. This book is focused on developing the leadership capabilities of educators, but the ideas and strategies apply equally well to corporate trainers, management developers and even parents, who are their children’s first and most influential “teachers.”

February 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408829974 • AU$15.99

Backlist • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781855393905 • AU$29.99

Gemma Malley

The powerful and ground-breaking dystopian trilogy, ahead of its time, relaunched with a gorgeous new look

A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

A guide to developing as a creative leader and to building creative capacity at a personal, institutional and community level

Creativity is now essential in a global economy, for business, and for the benefit of society. To enable young people to flourish in an uncertain future, education needs to acknowledge creativity as an essential life skill rather than restricting it to activities of a broadly artistic nature. This book helps educational leaders to identify the tensions within education systems that hinder the development of creative capacity and may influence decision-making towards pragmatic rather than creative solutions. Packed with examples of successful practice, this book challenges you to build creative capacity - within staff teams and for young people - and to develop as a creative leader yourself. Jacquie Turnbull has been a secondary teacher, an HE lecturer and a trainer specialising in improving teachers’ personal and professional effectiveness. She is currently Director of a company specialising in profiling to improve professional effectiveness. Jacquie also received an MBE in 2011 for her work in education.

It’s the year 2140 and Anna shouldn’t be alive. Nor should any of the children she lives with at Grange Hall. The facility is full of kids like her, kids whose parents chose to recklessly abuse Mother Nature and have children despite a law forbidding them from doing so as long as they took longevity drugs. To pay back her parents’ debt to Mother Nature, Anna will have to work for the rest of her life. But then Peter appears at the hall, and he tells a very different story about the world outside the Grange. A powerful drama about a futuristic world where human life has a transformed value, ageing has lost its finality, and two brave young people who dare to break free and uncover the truth. Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph before moving into the civil service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. She lives in South London with her husband and son.

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441167743 • AU$45.00

Age Range:12+ years

Education, Dialogue and Hermeneutics

The idea of fragmentation has transformed the living, convivial pursuit of knowledge into something akin to an industrial assembly line. Schooling in North America is inherently based on this idea, working against the spirit of pedagogy and the very nature of knowledge itself. Fragmentation has lead to practices that are easily recognizable in schools such as surveillance, colonization, levelling, standardization, normalization and even oppression: the logic of fragmentation has lead to the breaking apart of the living disciplines of knowledge entrusted to teachers and students in the classroom. In this profound and challenging book, David Jardine explores some of the historical and philosophical ancestries of the logic of fragmentation and then lays out how the logic of fragmentation is being interrupted by progressive contemporary thinking about the nature of knowledge and its pursuit. Jardine uses real classroom examples to show how inspiring teachers and students have stepped out from the normal rigidity of the school system to pursue a pedagogy left in peace. Dr. David W. Jardine is a Full Professor of Education at the University of Calgary in Canada. He is the author and co-author of seven other books in education, over 80 articles in refereed scholarly journals, and dozens of book chapters.

Inspiring Writing through Drama Patrice Baldwin and Rob John Offers drama schemes teeming with opportunities for developing writing skills in students aged 7-16

Paul Fairfield Original edited collection taking a hermeneutical approach to pedagogy and the philosophy of education.

This book offers a clear methodology and practical drama activities that will motivate students to write within compelling imaginary contexts. It includes interactive, high-quality drama schemes to inspire students to write for a range of purposes and audiences.

Timely and original, this book draws together eight original chapters written by leading scholars in the field of hermeneutics, and applies them to issues in education. Topics covered include the relevance and nature of dialogue and understanding in an educational setting, the nature of educational experience and the concept of Bildung, narrative and tradition.

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836880 • AU$15.99

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A provocative study of fragmentation in education, showing how teachers can escape the rigidity of the school system to pursue a new theory of education

September 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441163295 • AU$36.99

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January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836903 • AU$15.99

January 2013 • 198 x 129mm • Paperback • 9781408836897 • AU$15.99

Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Paul Fairfield is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Canada. September 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441100702 • AU$49.99

Age Range:7-6 years Continuum World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA). She works as a Drama for Learning consultant, workshop leader and speaker. Rob John is a playwright and drama consultant who has been training teachers in drama and theatre for over twenty years. October 2012 • 297 x 210mm • Paperback • 9781441159090 • AU$49.99

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Teachers Resources Xxxxx

Managing Behaviour in Challenging Schools John Murphy and Phil Beadle A structured approach to managing behaviour for anyone who refuses to accept students’ backgrounds as an excuse for underachievement

Preparing to work in a tough school can be a nerve-wracking experience. Will there be gangs? What if none of the students do their homework? How will you know what to do if faced with a physical threat? Phil Beadle and John Murphy have spent their school careers transforming behaviour in the most challenging and economically-deprived environments. In this book, they set out the 7 keys to successful behaviour management, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Beginning with understanding the root causes of challenging behaviour and then approaching the students’ behaviour and learning in a positive, but firm way, Phil and John get results by entrenching high expectations, respect and integrity. This tried-and-tested approach to effective classroom practice in challenging environments applies equally on a whole-school level, and is essential reading for anyone preparing to work in a challenging school or college or with excluded students. John Murphy is the Director of Education for Oasis Community Learning. He has been a school leader and consultant with 22 years experience within Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and Academies, and has successfully led six schools that have been on failing status or facing challenging circumstances. Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

Phil Beadle is an English teacher, consultant and author with a history of transformational results achieved with children in challenging schools. A former United Kingdom Secondary School Teacher of the Year, he has written for every broadsheet newspaper in the UK and appeared in Channel 4’s ‘Unteachables’ and ‘Can’t Read: Can’t Write’. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441185150 • AU$35.00

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

The If Odyssey

Learning to Flourish

Using Homer’s epic tales as inspiration, this book offers teachers session plans and storytelling tips to facilitate philosophical discussions with children aged 9-14.

Daniel R. DeNicola

Peter Worley, Tamar Levi and Angie Hobbs

Education and Natural Disasters David Smawfield

Examines the relationship natural disasters have with education in different international contexts, from the USA, Australia, India, China, the UK and Japan.

Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

What is the relationship between education and natural disasters? Can education play a role in ameliorating and mitigating them, preparing people in how to respond, and even helping to prevent them? Drawing on research carried out in a number of different countries, including Australia, China, India, Japan, the UK and the USA, the contributors consider the role of education in relation to natural disasters. The case studies expand conceptual and empirical understandings of the understudied relationship between education and natural disasters, uncover the potential and the limitations of education for mitigating, responding to, and potentially preventing, natural disasters. The contributors also consider the extent to which so-called natural disasters, such as mudslides caused by deforestation and flooding areas built on known flood plains, are linked to human behaviour and how education can impact on these. David Smawfield is a Senior International Educational Consultant in the UK. He has had a long career in international education and development, including project and programme implementation, design and evaluation and strategic policy guidance. November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441166999 • AU$49.99

Education and Internally Displaced Persons

Christine Smith Ellison and Alan Smith Explores the barriers and benefits to education that displacement may bring, as well as the specific challenges for education in the context of internal displacement.

Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

What are the barriers to education for internally displaced persons? How can these be overcome? Drawing on research from a diverse set of countries, including the the USA, Somalia, Colombia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the contributors consider the relationship between education and internally displaced persons. These case studies raise fundamental questions regarding the barriers to education and some unexpected benefits for displaced children. The dynamics that impact access and quality of education for internally displaced people are examined and the role education can play in rebuilding societies and strengthening peace building processes is considered. Each case study brings to light a different aspect of displacement including various causes; current legal protection and its implications for government action and practical responses; challenges arising from country contexts related to the scale and duration of displacement; and the role of education in meeting the needs of returnees.

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Explore with Odysseus the value of happiness, nonexistent entities, moral dilemmas, the philosophy of prophecy, and the nature of love among many other philosophical issues. This book offers stories and session plans suitable for use with children aged 8-16. Online you’ll find maps of Odysseus’ journey, The Words of Tiresias that provides clues for the children as to Odysseus’ progress and an Ancient Greek language workshop with accompanying worksheets. You can use the ‘Storykit’ section, which provides hints and tips on storytelling skills, to bring the tales of The Odyssey to life and stimulate independent, critical thinking with your class. Peter Worley is founder and CEO of The Philosophy Foundation, a charity that specialises in philosophy schools. Tamar Levi is an author/ illustrator based in London. Angie Hobbs is Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK.

A Philosophical Exploration of Liberal Education What is a liberal arts education? How does it differ from other forms of learning? What are we to make of the debates that surround it? What are its place, its value, and its prospects in the contemporary world?

These are questions that trouble students and their parents, educators, critics, and policy-makers, and philosophers of education--among others. Learning to Flourish offers a lucid, penetrating, philosophical exploration of liberal learning: a still-evolving tradition of theory and practice that has dominated and sustained intellectual life and learning in much of the globe for two millennia. This study will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand liberal arts education, as well as to educators and philosophers of education. Daniel R. DeNicola is Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. An award-winning teacher, he earned his doctorate in Philosophy of Education from Harvard University. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441111630 • AU$45.00

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Are we, as educators, preparing students to be effective citizens in a society that no longer is? Rethinking Citizenship argues that recent technological changes have fundamentally altered society

November 2012 • 234 x 158mm • Paperback • 9781441134301 • AU$45.00

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441196491 • AU$49.99

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

This book will be of interest to all those working in international and comparative education, human rights, and South Asian development. Building on over a year of fieldwork, Monisha Bajaj examines different understandings of human rights education and provides an in-depth study of the origins and effects of the Institute of Human Rights Education, a non-governmental program that operates in over 4,000 schools in India. This enlightening book offers an instructive case study of how international mandates and grassroots activism can work together.

Kevin D. Vinson and E. Wayne Ross

A thorough exploration of the practical and pedagogical issues informed by the latest research, this book draws together a range of different perspectives informed by first hand experience. It includes international case studies from countries including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Alan Smith is the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, UK, where he is Professor of Education.

Winner of the 2012 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society

Rethinking Citizenship

A critical exploration of the practical issues that are raised when Arts academics engage in primary and secondary schools outreach

Christine Smith Ellison is a Research Associate in Education, Conflict and International Development at the UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, UK.

Monisha Bajaj

November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441173058 • AU$49.99

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441174956 • AU$36.99

Arts and Humanities Academics in Schools

Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Today’s technological change means a difference in the very definition of society. What is meaningful citizenship in an age of separated connectedness or connected separation? How might mechanisms such as surveillance and spectacle help us understand contemporary society and its imperatives for citizenship and citizenship education? Vinson and Ross argue that citizenship education must be radically redefined to meet today’s challenges. Kevin D. Vinson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies. E. Wayne Ross is Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441147356 • AU$29.99

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Teachers Resources Xxxxx

Managing Behaviour in Challenging Schools John Murphy and Phil Beadle A structured approach to managing behaviour for anyone who refuses to accept students’ backgrounds as an excuse for underachievement

Preparing to work in a tough school can be a nerve-wracking experience. Will there be gangs? What if none of the students do their homework? How will you know what to do if faced with a physical threat? Phil Beadle and John Murphy have spent their school careers transforming behaviour in the most challenging and economically-deprived environments. In this book, they set out the 7 keys to successful behaviour management, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Beginning with understanding the root causes of challenging behaviour and then approaching the students’ behaviour and learning in a positive, but firm way, Phil and John get results by entrenching high expectations, respect and integrity. This tried-and-tested approach to effective classroom practice in challenging environments applies equally on a whole-school level, and is essential reading for anyone preparing to work in a challenging school or college or with excluded students. John Murphy is the Director of Education for Oasis Community Learning. He has been a school leader and consultant with 22 years experience within Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and Academies, and has successfully led six schools that have been on failing status or facing challenging circumstances. Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

Phil Beadle is an English teacher, consultant and author with a history of transformational results achieved with children in challenging schools. A former United Kingdom Secondary School Teacher of the Year, he has written for every broadsheet newspaper in the UK and appeared in Channel 4’s ‘Unteachables’ and ‘Can’t Read: Can’t Write’. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441185150 • AU$35.00

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

The If Odyssey

Learning to Flourish

Using Homer’s epic tales as inspiration, this book offers teachers session plans and storytelling tips to facilitate philosophical discussions with children aged 9-14.

Daniel R. DeNicola

Peter Worley, Tamar Levi and Angie Hobbs

Education and Natural Disasters David Smawfield

Examines the relationship natural disasters have with education in different international contexts, from the USA, Australia, India, China, the UK and Japan.

Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

What is the relationship between education and natural disasters? Can education play a role in ameliorating and mitigating them, preparing people in how to respond, and even helping to prevent them? Drawing on research carried out in a number of different countries, including Australia, China, India, Japan, the UK and the USA, the contributors consider the role of education in relation to natural disasters. The case studies expand conceptual and empirical understandings of the understudied relationship between education and natural disasters, uncover the potential and the limitations of education for mitigating, responding to, and potentially preventing, natural disasters. The contributors also consider the extent to which so-called natural disasters, such as mudslides caused by deforestation and flooding areas built on known flood plains, are linked to human behaviour and how education can impact on these. David Smawfield is a Senior International Educational Consultant in the UK. He has had a long career in international education and development, including project and programme implementation, design and evaluation and strategic policy guidance. November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441166999 • AU$49.99

Education and Internally Displaced Persons

Christine Smith Ellison and Alan Smith Explores the barriers and benefits to education that displacement may bring, as well as the specific challenges for education in the context of internal displacement.

Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages Readership: Teachers

What are the barriers to education for internally displaced persons? How can these be overcome? Drawing on research from a diverse set of countries, including the the USA, Somalia, Colombia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the contributors consider the relationship between education and internally displaced persons. These case studies raise fundamental questions regarding the barriers to education and some unexpected benefits for displaced children. The dynamics that impact access and quality of education for internally displaced people are examined and the role education can play in rebuilding societies and strengthening peace building processes is considered. Each case study brings to light a different aspect of displacement including various causes; current legal protection and its implications for government action and practical responses; challenges arising from country contexts related to the scale and duration of displacement; and the role of education in meeting the needs of returnees.

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Explore with Odysseus the value of happiness, nonexistent entities, moral dilemmas, the philosophy of prophecy, and the nature of love among many other philosophical issues. This book offers stories and session plans suitable for use with children aged 8-16. Online you’ll find maps of Odysseus’ journey, The Words of Tiresias that provides clues for the children as to Odysseus’ progress and an Ancient Greek language workshop with accompanying worksheets. You can use the ‘Storykit’ section, which provides hints and tips on storytelling skills, to bring the tales of The Odyssey to life and stimulate independent, critical thinking with your class. Peter Worley is founder and CEO of The Philosophy Foundation, a charity that specialises in philosophy schools. Tamar Levi is an author/ illustrator based in London. Angie Hobbs is Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK.

A Philosophical Exploration of Liberal Education What is a liberal arts education? How does it differ from other forms of learning? What are we to make of the debates that surround it? What are its place, its value, and its prospects in the contemporary world?

These are questions that trouble students and their parents, educators, critics, and policy-makers, and philosophers of education--among others. Learning to Flourish offers a lucid, penetrating, philosophical exploration of liberal learning: a still-evolving tradition of theory and practice that has dominated and sustained intellectual life and learning in much of the globe for two millennia. This study will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand liberal arts education, as well as to educators and philosophers of education. Daniel R. DeNicola is Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. An award-winning teacher, he earned his doctorate in Philosophy of Education from Harvard University. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441111630 • AU$45.00

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Are we, as educators, preparing students to be effective citizens in a society that no longer is? Rethinking Citizenship argues that recent technological changes have fundamentally altered society

November 2012 • 234 x 158mm • Paperback • 9781441134301 • AU$45.00

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441196491 • AU$49.99

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

This book will be of interest to all those working in international and comparative education, human rights, and South Asian development. Building on over a year of fieldwork, Monisha Bajaj examines different understandings of human rights education and provides an in-depth study of the origins and effects of the Institute of Human Rights Education, a non-governmental program that operates in over 4,000 schools in India. This enlightening book offers an instructive case study of how international mandates and grassroots activism can work together.

Kevin D. Vinson and E. Wayne Ross

A thorough exploration of the practical and pedagogical issues informed by the latest research, this book draws together a range of different perspectives informed by first hand experience. It includes international case studies from countries including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Alan Smith is the UNESCO Chair in Education at the University of Ulster, UK, where he is Professor of Education.

Winner of the 2012 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society

Rethinking Citizenship

A critical exploration of the practical issues that are raised when Arts academics engage in primary and secondary schools outreach

Christine Smith Ellison is a Research Associate in Education, Conflict and International Development at the UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, UK.

Monisha Bajaj

November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441173058 • AU$49.99

November 2012 • 234 x 156mm • Paperback • 9781441174956 • AU$36.99

Arts and Humanities Academics in Schools

Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Bloomsbury Academic World all Languages Readership: Teachers

Today’s technological change means a difference in the very definition of society. What is meaningful citizenship in an age of separated connectedness or connected separation? How might mechanisms such as surveillance and spectacle help us understand contemporary society and its imperatives for citizenship and citizenship education? Vinson and Ross argue that citizenship education must be radically redefined to meet today’s challenges. Kevin D. Vinson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies. E. Wayne Ross is Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. November 2012 • 216 x 138mm • Paperback • 9781441147356 • AU$29.99

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