05/10/17

The Spirit of Ganesh
Slum kids of Calcutta

9781911175575 Many children have a very hard life in India. They sort through rubbish heaps, work in factories and beg on the streets. This is a story, the first of three, that tells of the lives of Rupa and her little sister Amrita. It tells of the hardships they endure, the adventures they have and the many people they meet. Lonely rich girl Aisha lives in the big house. Rupa and Aisha become friends and defeat the horrible Mr. Biswas. Danva, the dog, saves Amrita and becomes her best friend. Shanti and Hamid appear at the end of the book ready to continue the ‘Slum Kids’ story in Book 2. The ‘Spirit of Ganesh’ is a mixture of fun, drama, sadness and love, all watched over by the benevolent smile of the Elephant God.
Published:May 2017
Paperback:110 pages
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ISBN:9-781911-175575


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After teaching small children, for many years, I retired and now have six grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. My early retirement was spent backpacking around India. On returning to England I had many photos but no intention of writing a children’s story. However, Shanti, who we met at a bus station, kept emerging in my memories of the street children in India. Because of this, I became obsessed with the thought that I had to write a story about four of the children, who lived and smiled in the face of horrendous misfortune. The spirit of Garnesh is the first of a trilogy. The other two being A Dance for Rupa and Shanti. I wanted a child with a physical handicap to be central to a story. Shanti and his special friend Ashiq are real children and as such were a special inspiration to me.
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12/8/16

Freddy’s Flying adventures
Henry G Sampson

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Published:Dec 2016
Paperback:30 pages
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ISBN:9-781911-175346


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Henry G Sampson
Born in 1951, Henry Sampson has been a farmer for most of his life, starting on his Dad’s dairy farm in Staffordshire, where he grew up amongst the animals and learned the skills of farming. Later in life, he acquired his own farm in Cheshire in 1979 with his wife Deidre and they went on to win many awards for the quality of their milk and their prize winning dairy herd.
In recent years, health problems have obliged Henry to sell his prize-winning herd. his emotional creative side became inspired, but he kept his writing a secret from the rest of the family. He had always had a passion for flying and from this passion produced his first book, Freddy’s Flying Adventure. The reveal of Freddy’s Flying Adventure was a great surprise.
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Allie Pottinger
Allie is an artist specialising in watercolour paintings depicting her love of nature, cottage gardens, countryside scenes, portraits and her dog. Allie also organizes watercolour workshops and classes. She was born in Cheshire on bonfire night 1965 in the heart of the beautiful rolling countryside which would later become her inspiration for art. Allie graduated with a degree in graphic design, specialising in Illustration. She set up an illustration art-studio in Covent Garden, however, five years later she found herself drawn back to Cheshire.
Allie met Henry through the local commissioning of work for his family but later worked with Henry to bring his text alive through her illustrations.


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This is such a magical story with the most beautiful illustrations. My little boy just loves it. An instant classic.

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I have just read your dads amazing book to William and Indi. William now wants to go and build his own plane. They loved it.

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I bought this book for Christmas for a couple of friend's children. The book is beautifully illustrated and is such a lovely story. It was a perfect gift.

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This is a magical story and my Children love me reading it to them over and over again. The illustrations are beautiful.

04/19/16

Jessicca’s Other World
David Waugh

Jessica's Other World Cover POD.indd When Jessica Chambers discovers a trapdoor under her bed in the small terraced house where she lives with her mum and sisters, she finds herself in a quite different and much larger house. She attends a different school, and now seems to be called Jessica Scott. Her mother has changed too and her sisters have gone. Jessica begins to live two different lives in two very different worlds.
Published:14th March 2016
Paperback:210 pages
Price:£7.50
ISBN:9-781911-175162

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The book will appeal to both boys and girls and includes a range of topics which may interest readers.

Dr David Waugh is Senior Teaching Fellow at Durham University and an expert in Primary English. He has written 27 books on the subject and was an adviser for the National Strategies form 2008-2010. Until 2008, he was Head of Education at University of Hull. He has taught in four schools and was a deputy headteacher before working in higher education.

03/1/16

Shimmer – Werewolf’s Curse
Petra Thorn

9781911175148 One doom-laden day, a young woman called Paige journeys home. She has received a phone call that drags her back to her Nan’s cottage, the cottage where she spent much of her childhood and where she grew up after her parents split up; Paige chose to live there with her father alongside her Nan. Unbeknown to her, the village had hidden secrets, secrets that are connected to Paige’s family. Can she unravel the dark mystery in time? Or will she be placing herself in the path of peril? If she cannot work out who can be trusted, she could be placing herself in serious danger...
Published:29th February 2016
Paperback:176 pages
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Petra is currently living in the Shropshire area. Her daughter hopes to follow in her mother's footsteps and is working on her own books.
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10/12/15

Girls Can’t Play Football
David Waugh

9781909644861 Lauren longed to play football. She was sure she would be good at it. She had watched endless videos of matches, especially of her hero, Lionel Messi, and she spent hours practising her ball skills in her tiny back yard and in the passageway behind her house, and on the wasteland next to an old, disused factory near her house.
She had often watched the boys from a distance and she was certain that she was more skilful than most of them. The trouble was, she had never played in a game. She could dribble in and out of the obstacle courses she set up for herself using plastic bottles and drinks cans, and she could trap and volley the ball as she bounced it off the brick wall of the old factory. What she did not know was if she could use her skills when other people were trying to take the ball from her. But before she could find out, she had to persuade the boys to let her play!
Published:1st Oct 2015
Paperback:118 pages
Price:£7.50
ISBN:9-781909-644861

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The book should appeal to both boys and girls and includes a range of topics which may interest readers, including wildlife, football, the effects of being a celebrity, and attempts to communicate in French.

Dr David Waugh is Senior Teaching Fellow at Durham University and an expert in Primary English. He has written 27 books on the subject and was an adviser for the National Strategies form 2008-2010. Until 2008, he was Head of Education at University of Hull. He has taught in four schools and was a deputy headteacher before working in higher education.
03/10/15

Lottie’s Run
David Waugh

Lotties Run Cover_9781909644557 Lottie’s Run is a novel for readers aged nine and upwards. It tells the story of a girl who is kidnapped by a gang of two men and a woman who demand that Lottie’s father, who is captain of England’s football team, enables opponents, Andorra, to score two goals against his team in a forthcoming match. The story begins with Lottie hiding from her captors in dark woodland at night, and tells the story of her escape and the kidnappers’ pursuit of her through a strange and unfamiliar land. Lottie is of mixed race, and although this is not generally significant to the story, there is some discussion about racism. She is a strong, determined character who battles against periods of despair as she overcomes various challenges by using initiative and by considering different options. Lottie is also good at sport and is academically able.
There is a dramatic conclusion to Lottie’s adventure, which involves heroic acts and an ingenious, if painful, solution.
Published:15th Feb 2015
Paperback:148 pages
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ISBN:9-781909-644557

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The book should appeal to both boys and girls and includes a range of topics which may interest readers, including wildlife, football, the effects of being a celebrity, and attempts to communicate in French.

Dr David Waugh is Senior Teaching Fellow at Durham University and an expert in Primary English. He has written 27 books on the subject and was an adviser for the National Strategies form 2008-2010. Until 2008, he was Head of Education at University of Hull. He has taught in four schools and was a deputy headteacher before working in higher education.
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... well worth a place in any primary school library ...pacey and accomplished ...
full of dramatic twists and turns, and told with compelling confidence...,
a story that will appeal to boys and girls alike, across a broad range of reading abilities;
it would also work well as a model text to inspire pupils to produce descriptive and dynamic examples of their own creative writing.

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The book is about the kidnapping of 11 year old Lottie Parry.
To say more would be to spoil the plot.
It kept us in suspense from start to finish.
Short chapters and great illustrations make this one that the kids will want to read for themselves.
I hope we will be hearing more from David Waugh.
06/25/14

Adventures of Sammy the Submarine
Trevor Andrew-Gernand

TAG-ASS-438 cover 1price.indd Read the amazing adventures of Sammy the Submarine and discover all the fabulous creatures he meets on his wonderful journey under the sea. From submarines to sting rays, he meets them all.
Published:Nov 2016
Paperback:40 pages
Price:£6.00
ISBN:9-781911-175438


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Trevor Andrew-Gernand was a submariner who has worked for many years supporting ex-submariners.
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