ReCraft includes 50 projects to give old things a new lease of life. ReCraftis a way of recycling things you might otherwise throw away - or things other people have given away. ReCraft means asking What can I turn this into?" rather than "What do I need to make this?" - it is colours / textures and materials that trigger the designs and your own creativity. Using your hands and imagination ReCraft transforms the most uninspiring objects such as holey jumpers old shirts dusty books chipped cups battered spoons floral curtains scratched records and broken games into soft toys candles secret boxes precious jewels cushions and bags. ReCraft is about allowing your second-hand finds inspire you; letting shape colour and texture spark for a 'ReCrafted' transformation. Fifty projects for a range of items including items for the home clothes and accessories for all ages plus patterns templates and basic techniques. Illustrated with photographs and hand-painted illustrations the emphasis is on simple easy-to-make items with a twist."
Cycling can represent sporting drama environmental awareness practical mobility an escape to nature an aid to fitness a political commitment even a desire for ostentatious display. There is perhaps no other sport that encompasses so many different areas of human experience which is possibly why there are an estimated 13 million cyclists in the UK alone and over 3 million bikes sold each year. At its heart the simple process of getting about on two wheels contains a wealth of fascinating science. Cycling Science investigates the scientific wonders that keep the cyclist in the saddle. Each chapter investigates a different area of physics or technology and is organised around a series of questions. What is the frame design? How have bicycle wheels evolved? What muscle groups does cycling exploit? How much power does a professional cyclist generate? Each question is investigated using explanatory info-graphics and illustrations. You can dip into the book for answers to specific questions or read it right through for an overview of how machine and rider work together. The perfect way to analyse your own kit and technique by studying the techniques of the professionals Cycling Science is the ultimate accessory for any cyclist wishing to understand their craft.
Shadow in the North.
Sally Lockhart is twenty-two and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North. Philip Pullman's ever-popular action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.
Jim Taylor Sally Lockhart's oldest friend is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. Philip Pullman's ever-popular action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.
Man of the Match.
Jamie Johnson starts the season on fire. He's playing for his beloved Hawkstone - and he's the top scorer in the country. But when a rival from an Italian club joins his team everything changes. Jamie's temper gets the better of him and he's sent on loan to a much smaller club. Will Jamie be able to make it back into the big time - or has he blown his chances for good?
Welcome to Chestnut Hill the boarding school where every girl's favourite subject is riding! Malory has found friendship and success at Chestnut Hill but she still feels like an outsider. When a new horse Tybalt joins the stable Malory is drawn to his wary and defensive nature. Malory has always trusted her instinct when it comes to horses but is she willing to bet her future at Chestnut Hill that Tybalt has what it takes to win? More titles available: THE NEW CLASS (9781407130750) HEART OF GOLD (9781407130774) and PLAYING FOR KEEPS (9781407130781).
Heart of Gold.
Welcome to Chestnut Hill the boarding school where every girl's favourite subject is riding! When a pony is injured at school Honey devotes herself to looking after it. Her friends don't understand why helping the pony is so important to her. Honey hasn't told anyone that she has a twin or that he's really ill. Will she find a way to share her secret? More titles available: THE NEW CLASS (9781407130750) MAKING STRIDES (9781407130767) and PLAYING FOR KEEPS (9781407130781).
Playing for Keeps.
Welcome to Chestnut Hill the boarding school where every girl's favourite subject is riding! Lani loves to ride but her other grades are suffering and her parents want her to change schools. Lani can't bear the thought of leaving Chestnut Hill? Can she find a way to convince her parents to let her stay? More titles available: THE NEW CLASS (9781407130750) MAKING STRIDES (9781407130767) and HEART OF GOLD (9781407130774).
Welcome to Chestnut Hill the boarding school where every girl's favourite subject is riding. Chestnut Hill is buzzing! It's rumoured a show-jumping star's about to join the riding team while a hot new teacher is turning heads in class. But Honey can't help thinking that all the gossip is getting out of hand...More titles available: THE NEW CLASS (9781407130750) MAKING STRIDES (978147130767) HEART OF GOLD (9781407130774) PLAYING FOR KEEPS (9781407130781) TEAM SPIRIT (9781407130798) ALL OR NOTHING (9781407130804) A TIME TO REMEMBER (9781407130828).
Feel Fearless Flapjacks.
There's magical" baking fun to be had! Lily and Archie's cousin Anna is coming for a sleepover at Grandma's. Lily can't wait but Anna is scared of the dark. Does the "magical" jar have the solution? Of course it does - Fearless Flapjacks! Yummy! Includes a collectable cut out and keep recipe card so readers can bake just like Lily and Archie."
His Dark Materials.
Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995 and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.
The clock is still ticking...Luke thought he knew who his enemies were. But then he wakes up strapped to a metal chair in an underground lab. There are more enemies - and they've been waiting his whole life to track him down. Meanwhile up on the surface the people of Phoenix are beginning to disappear. But the worst is still to come. Deep under Phoenix Luke will uncover a secret that changes everything. There are now just 49 days until the end of the world.
The final book in the series that counts down to the end of the world. After ninety-nine days of lockdown the annihilation of the human race is right on schedule. Luke and Jordan are fighting a losing battle. Peter has escaped Bill has disappeared and Co-operative Security are moments away from storming the Vattel Complex. As the battle rages on in town an offer of help arrives from the last place anyone could have expected. But can it really be trusted or is this just another one of Shackleton's deceptions? And with murder still looming over Luke will he even live long enough to find out? One way or another it's all coming to an end. The clock is still ticking. There are seventeen hours until the end of the world.
Agents for peace are bringing an end to the devastating conflict between the roaming Traction Cities and their fanatical enemies while Wren and her father Tom travel the Bird Roads in their airship trying to forget that Hester has betrayed them. In the ruined wreckage of the city of London they make a discovery that will change the world while Hester must face an implacable foe with the means and the will to destroy the entire human race. The fourth spectacular instalment of the award-winning quartet.
Tom and Hester's daughter Wren longs to escape the peace of static Anchorage. She craves the dangerous adventures her parents once had - and a charming submarine pirate is ready to take her to sea. But the mysterious object that she steals for him ignites a conflict that will tear the whole world apart...