Description : A classic tale from the Faraway Tree with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson It’s Beth’s birthday, so everyone is delighted when the Land of Birthdays arrives at the top of the Faraway Tree. It’s time for the most magical party they’ve ever had! The Magic Faraway Tree has been entertaining readers for more than 75 years. Now these colour short stories offer a great way for a whole host of new younger readers to discover the adventures of Silky, Moon-Face, the Saucepan Man and all of their friends in the Enchanted Wood.
Description : The Land of Goodies has come to the top of the Faraway Tree, and it is the tastiest place that Joe, Beth, Frannie, and Rick have ever been. There are ice-cream trees, lollipop bushes, and fences made of marshmallow! A classic tale from the Faraway Tree with exciting new full-colour illustrations from Alex Paterson.
Description : Through the clouds at the top of the Faraway Tree lie the lands of the Enchanted World. When Talon the evil troll tries to steal the magical talismans that link the lands to the tree, the Enchanted World is suddenly in danger. Can Silky and her fairy friends rescue these talismans before it's too late? In Pinx and the Ring of Midnight, the Faraway fairies face their biggest test so far in the Land of the Giants. Action, danger and comedy come together with lashings of pink in this exciting adventure. But can the five friends regain the Ring of Midnight before the evil troll Talon gets his claws on it?
Description : A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. The strategies are organized by grouping situations including whole group, small group, partner, independent, and performance. Also included is a foreword by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski, an invaluable list of "Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Fluency," assessment tools, and a parent support letter. Students can hear a model of fluent reading by listening to one of 3 included Audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages. The Teacher Resource CD includes all of the notebook passages plus bonus passages for extra practice. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 304pp. plus 3 Audio CDs and Teacher Resource CD
Description : An enchanted wood poisoned at the roots. A girl bound by an inherited duty. And the lost traveler from another time who might help her uncover the truth. From debut author Chelsea Bobulski comes The Wood, a YA novel filled with dark mystery and atmospheric fantasy. Winter didn't ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she's the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood's portals. The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry—a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood—in order to find the truth and those they've lost. Bobulski's beautiful and eerie young adult debut, is a haunting tale of friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.
Description : 'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of reading aloud, especially for parents and children. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures. Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.
Description : Now the subject of major Disney film starring Ewan McGregor, this is Christopher Robin in his own words. Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear of very little brain - and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots? At the age of fifty-four Christopher Milne recalled his early childhood, remembering 'the enchanted places' where he used to play in Sussex. The Hundred Acre Wood, Galleon's Lap and Poohsticks Bridge existed not only in the stories and poems but were part of the real world surrounding the Milne home at Cotchford Farm. With deftness and artistry Milne draws a memorable portrait of his father, and an evocative reconstruction of a happy childhood in London and Sussex. The Enchanted Places is a story told with humour and modesty.
Description : A wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
Description : “The Princess Talia shall pierce her hand with a spindle and die of the wound.” Drawing on the versions by Perrault and Basile, this new retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairytale tells the story of Talia, a Princess, who is cursed by a slighted Fairy to die of a wound from a spindle. However, her destiny is re-imagined by another Fairy to sleep until awoken by the son of a King, who will have to deal with an enchanted wood and an ogre before he can live in peace with Talia, and their two children, Sun and Moon... In addition, this book contains English translations of the original tales by Perrault and Basile, ‘The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood’ and ‘Sun, Moon and Talia.’ [Folklore Type: ATU-410 (The Sleeping Beauty)]