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Hedgehugs ADVANCE INFORMATION

An adorable story about two hedgehogs. Beautifully illustrated by Lucy Tapper using mixed media.

Author: Illustrations: Pbk Pages: Publication Date:

Steve Wilson Lucy Tapper 225x225 32 28th January 2014

RRP:

£5.99

Horace and Hattie hedgehog are the very best of friends. There are so many things they like to do together but there is just one thing they can’t do...They cannot hug! They are just too spiky!

ISBN: 978-1-84886-111-4 £5.99

SELLING POINTS • Beautiful illustrations, lovingly created by Lucy Tapper of the highly successful ecommerce website - Lucy’s World. • Written by children’s television presenter, Steve Wilson. • Goes through the different seasons. • Hedgehogs are a popular animal, which sell well as characters.

MARKETING POTENTIAL • Would work well in the gift market particularly garden centres and wildlife shops. • A husband and wife team, both successful in their fields of work (design and television presenting). • The type of children’s book that a grandparents would buy for their grandchild.

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FATHER THAMES Robin Price & Paul McGrory Half book and half graphic novel - Father Thames has comic art and prose on every page. It’s an ‘unskippable’ epic. About Father Thames Father Thames is the page-turning sequel to London Deep, set in a sinking city where two rival police forces – kids vs adults – compete to keep the peace. It is half book, half graphic novel, with artwork on every page. Father Thames Author: Robin Price & Paul McGrory ISBN: 978-1-906132-04-0 Price: £7.99 Extent: 144 pages Dimensions: 216 x 135mm Rebellious teen Jemima Mallard has done the unthinkable. She’s joined the Youth Police Department (YPD). Is she serious, or is she spying for the criminal Father Thames? Fellow YPD officer Nick Mallard isnʼt sure. Before he can test her loyalty, the two must go to war. Their city is under attack. From the Thames Barrier Reef to the Sink estates, strange ships have breached Londonʼs defences. Can Jem and Nick find find a way to turn them back?

About Father Thames ‘With non-stop adrenalin-fuelled drama throughout it won’t disappoint both new and existing ardent fans of the London Deep series. The mix of text and graphic novel artwork throughout the book adds a further level to the story.’ – ‘Unusual in style and fast-moving, the writing ensures the reader is totally absorbed in the book and the people and places spring to life. The format is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers and they will be well rewarded by this exciting story.’ www.parentsintouch.co.uk ‘Is this part graphic novel, (or) part standard text with illustrations that progress the plot? ... my eleven year old loved it.’ – Rachel Ayers Nelson, School Librarian Magazine

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London Deep ISBN: 978-1-906132-03-3 Price: £7.99 Extent: 150 pages London Deep was chosen as a World Book Day Recommended Read 2011 for ages 9+ and as one of Manchester’s 24 recommended reads.

‘4 stars out of 5’ Cool Stuff Collective, ITV1 info@mogzilla.co.uk www.mogzilla.co.uk/fatherthames You can follow us on Twitter @MogzillaBooks

Order from MMS: +44 20 margaret@mms-publishing.com info@mogzilla.co.uk

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www.mogzilla.co.uk/londondeep

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Father Thames has text and comic art on every page

Illustrations by Paul McGrory

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London Deep Robin Price & Paul McGrory Jemima Mallard is having a bad year. First somebody scuttled her houseboat. Now the Youth Cops think she’s mixed up with a criminal called Father Thames. Not even her dad, a Chief Inspector with the ‘Dult Police, can help her this time. Oh, and London’s still sinking. All in all, it’s looking like deep trouble for the girl they call ‘Miss Hap’.

About ‘London Deep’ London Deep is the page-turning tale of a sinking city where two rival police forces - kids vs adults - compete to keep the peace as a criminal mastermind is at work. It is half book, half graphic novel, with art on every page. Chosen as a World Book Day Recommended Read for ages 9+ and as one of Manchester’s 24 recommended reads. ʻThis is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure... with contemporary issues of climate change and the environment in an original and provocative way but without sounding patronising. Itʼs a rattling good read and one in which you are sure to be drawn in to Jemimaʼs exploits of survival.ʼ –

ISBN: 978-1-906132-03-3 Paperback - £7.99 -150 pages

‘London Deep is a really amazing story about a twelve year old girl called Jemima Mallard. She lives in a flooded London of the future!! ... This book is a very enjoyable read with lots of drama action and fun. The comic pics are very enjoyable to look at and they fit well with this kind of story.ʼ – Abigail (aged 10). ‘Is this part graphic novel, (or) part standard text with illustrations that progress the plot? ... my eleven year old loved it.ʼ – Rachel Ayers Nelson, School Librarian Magazine info@mogzilla.co.uk www.mogzilla.co.uk/londondeep You can follow us on Twitter @MogzillaBooks

Order from MMS: +44 20 margaret@mms-publishing.com

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London Deep has text and comic art on every page

Arts Council Sponsored Award March 2010

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Crossroads Alone with Her Mirjam Eppinga

ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-427-2 £5.99

Format: Extent:

210 x 130mm, paperback 48pp

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Category: English, Fiction, Graphic Novel BIC Code: YFB Age: Pub Date:

15 -18 yrs +/KS3 January 2014

SUMMARY! Tom is crazy in-love with the beautiful Emma but how can he get her to notice him. He sends her a text asking if she wants to go to the movies. But, by accident, he sends the message to her friend instead. Now she thinks that Tom likes her!. Tom is worried and Emma is angry. How will Tom ever sort out this mess? Crossroads is a fast-moving series of graphic novels. Based on real-life events, each title contains colourful high-impact graphics and cutting-edge design. Ideal for readers who may find traditional teen novels too daunting.

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Mirjam Eppinga is an experienced teacher of Dutch as a second language.

Achievable page-turning reads in an unpatronising package.

She currently works with young people on an International Bridging Program.

Ideal for reluctant or struggling readers

Each book is a first person narrative based on real-life events

Colourful graphics & cutting-edge design

CONTACT DETAILS MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com


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Crossroads On My Way Mirjam Eppinga

ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-428-9 £5.99

Format: Extent:

210 x 130mm, paperback 48pp

Category: English, Fiction, Graphic Novel BIC Code: YFB Age: Pub Date:

15 -18 yrs +/KS3 January 2014

SUMMARY! Davey is crazy about cars and wants to be a mechanic. He wants to take driving lessons but that means he needs to get a part-time job to pay for them. First he gets a job as a waiter, but he breaks all the glasses and spills drinks over the customers. Then he gets a paper round, but he forgets to deliver the newspapers to some of the customers on his round! He gets fired from every new job he takes. But then he sees an ad - help needed at a bicycle repair shop. Will this be the first job he’ll be able to keep? Crossroads is a fast-moving series of graphic novels. Based on real-life events, each title contains colourful high-impact graphics and cutting-edge design. Ideal for readers who may find traditional teen novels too daunting.

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Mirjam Eppinga is an experienced teacher of Dutch as a second language.

Achievable page-turning reads in an unpatronising package.

She currently works with young people on an International Bridging Program.

Ideal for reluctant or struggling readers

Each book is a first person narrative based on real-life events

Colourful graphics & cutting-edge design

CONTACT DETAILS MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com


Picture Books to make your heart sing in Spring! Froggy is one hoppy frog! In fact, he's so hoppy he wants to share the feeling with the whole wide world. But what's this? No-one else wants to be hoppy? Poor Froggy! Until, that is, he meets one special person...

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Bright and fun illustrations Engaging story that young children will love. Finn is fat because he’s always the first to eat. Poor Fred stays thin – he’s too slow! Is there any way he can get a meal?

! Ideal for sharing Approved by a children’s educational consultant

! George is fed up with his hamster and sets off to the jungle to find himself a more interesting pet. But, before he gets very far, he meets a beautiful dragonfly, who shows him that the creatures in his own back garden are much more fun than he could have imagined! £5.99 Paperback

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ADVANCE INFORMATION! Title: Fred and Finn Author: Madeline Goody Illustrator: Mike Gordon

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ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-421-0 £5.99

Format: Extent:

270 x 215mm, paperback 32pp

Category: Picture Books, Fiction & Early Years BIC Code: YBC Age: Pub Date:

2 yrs+/Foundation January 2014

SUMMARY Finn is fat because he’s always the first to eat. Poor Fred stays thin – he’s too slow! Is there any way he can get a meal?

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

The illustrator, Mike Gordon, winner of the Berol Cartoonist of the Year 1988, also designs greeting cards. He has also recently completed a cartoon series based on his own characters for the BBC.

CONTACT DETAILS ReadZone Books are represented by: MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com

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Bright and fun illustrations

Engaging story that young children will love.

Ideal for sharing

Approved by a children’s educational consultant


ADVANCE INFORMATION! Title: George and the Dragonfly Author: Andy Blackford Illustrator: Sue Mason

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ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-423-4 £5.99

Format: Extent:

270 x 215mm, paperback 32pp

Category: Picture Books, Fiction & Early Years BIC Code: YBC Age: Pub Date:

2 yrs+/Foundation January 2014

SUMMARY George is fed up with his hamster and sets off to the jungle to find himself a more interesting pet. But, before he gets very far, he meets a beautiful dragonfly, who shows him that the creatures in his own back garden are much more fun than he could have imagined!

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Andy Blackford graduated from Oxford and worked as a music journalist, A & R Man and professional skateboarder before turning his hand to writing. He has written over 25 titles for children. Sue Mason has illustrated many books for children. She specialises in incorporating hand drawn and digital elements in her artwork. !

CONTACT DETAILS ReadZone Books are represented by: MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com

Bright and fun illustrations

Engaging story that young children will love.

Ideal for sharing

Approved by a children’s educational consultant


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It’s time to clean the fish bowl – in the sink you go Lucky! But then Dad does what he said you should never do – pull out the plug! Will we ever see poor Lucky again?

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Meanwhile, Lucky was on an underwater roller coaster ride spinning and twisting … twirling and swirling. He crossed his fins, closed his eyes and held his breath.

£5.99 Picture paperback !

The rescue mission was not going well at all but Dad refused to give up … ‘Pass the hammer and the plunger,’ he shouted to Jim, ‘l will find this fish’.

Bright, fun illustrations combining both art and photography An engaging story that is ideal for sharing

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ADVANCE INFORMATION! Title: Glub Author: Penny Little Illustrator: Sue Mason

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978-1-78322-420-3 £5.99

Format: Extent:

270 x 215mm, paperback 32pp

Category: Picture Books, Fiction & Early Years BIC Code: YBC Age: Pub Date:

2 yrs+/Foundation January 2014

SUMMARY It’s time to clean the fish bowl – in the sink you go, Lucky! But then Dad does what he said you should never do – pull out the plug! Will we ever see poor Lucky again?

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Penny Little is a published author and illustrator of many children’s books. Sue Mason has illustrated many books for children. She specialises in incorporating hand drawn and digital elements in her artwork.

CONTACT DETAILS ReadZone Books are represented by: MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com

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Bright and fun illustrations

Engaging story that young children will love.

Ideal for sharing

Approved by a children’s educational consultant


ADVANCE INFORMATION! Title: Hoppy Ever After Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Sue Mason

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ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-422-7 £5.99

Format: Extent:

270 x 215mm, paperback 32pp

Category: Picture Books, Fiction & Early Years BIC Code: YBC Age: Pub Date:

2 yrs+/Foundation January 2014

SUMMARY Froggy is one hoppy frog! In fact, he's so hoppy he wants to share the feeling with the whole wide world. But what's this? No-one else wants to be hoppy? Poor Froggy! Until, that is, he meets one special person...

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Alan Durant has written nearly eighty books and has won a number of prizes, most recently The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books. Sue Mason has illustrated many books for children. She specialises in incorporating hand drawn and digital elements in her artwork.

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CONTACT DETAILS ReadZone Books are represented by: MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com

Bright and fun illustrations

Engaging story that young children will love.

Ideal for sharing

Approved by a children’s educational consultant


ADVANCE INFORMATION! Title: Author:

Anne Frank Marian Hoefnagel

ISBN: Price:

978-1-78322-004-5 £5.99

Format: Extent:

198 x 130mm, paperback 112pp

Category: BIC Code:

History, English YNH

Age:

7yrs+/KS2+

SUMMARY Authorised by the Anne Frank Foundation as the official biography to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Anne Frank's birth, this is the moving life story of the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis during World War II.! This book contains many original photographs and newspaper articles from that period and is ideal for prompting class discussions and raising awareness of the Holocaust.

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

KEY SELLING POINTS

Marian Hoefnagel was born in Amsterdam and is a writer of books for teenagers, especially reluctant readers.

Original photographs and newspaper articles.

Authorised by the Anne Frank Foundation.

Ideal for prompting class discussions

She is a teacher at secondary and adult education level, specialising in helping struggling readers. She believes passionately in the benefit of reading to increase one's knowledge of the world.

CONTACT DETAILS MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham TW2 7PF. andrew@mms-publishing.com margaret@mms-publishing.com


Title Information ÂŁ6 per book Price: BIC Code: YQM Publication: August 2013 Titles & ISBNs Achieve Level 4 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Revision 9780857699589 Practice Questions 9780857699602 Achieve Level 5 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Revision 9780857699596 Practice Questions 9780857699619 Contact Details Trade Counter Distribution Ltd Tel: 01449 766629 Email: tradeorders@risingstars-uk.com Represented by: Andrew Macmillan MMS 50 Godfrey Avenue Twickenham Middlesex TW2 7PF Please contact Andrew Macmillan with any sales queries Tel: 0208 898 5211 Email: info@mms.co.uk

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Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Achieve Level 4 and 5 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling will help pupils revise the skills needed to succeed in the new National tests for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. The content focuses on the tougher areas of grammar and punctuation and includes Level 4 and Level 5 Spelling practice tests. Step-by-step guidance shows pupils how to tackle test questions Over 500 practice questions per book organised by Assessment Criteria Reference

NEW editions now available as separate revision and practice questions books


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