Free Books 05/08/2013 Kids & Teens

In Bilbrook Wood, the badger Beatha senses danger from nearby Burridge Farm, where dairy farmer Jake Barker is plotting to destroy her family and all she holds dear. Does she stay and risk it all? Or leave her ancestral home as winter fast approaches? This is Beatha’s story, where the peaceful natural world meets the world of power and greed, and where lives hang in the balance. These are dark and desperate times for Britain’s badgers, accused by the farming community of spreading tuberculosis in cattle. The government have rejected the science and public opposition, and are planning a cull of badger’s this summer. More than ever they need our help. By buying this book, you are supporting them and raising funds for the Badger Trust who work tirelessly to defend and protect these beautiful and innocent creatures.Kids & Teens

 

 

Watch and listen to the free author’s read-along video of the entire story, on YouTube and at the website: johndavidauthor.com “Charming, engaging, and fun. The “Purrennium Trilogy” will have your children giggling with delight at the ‘turn’ of each page.” “. . . it is just the right length for a bedtime story.” Fluffington the cat is very different from every other kitty you have ever heard of, and Book One begins to tell his special story with funny words, pictures, and sounds. It is an easy five-minute bedtime read for your children, and when they are ready, the real fun is having them read it to you. Fluffington’s story continues in Book Two, “The Cat That Was Learning How To Purr.” Book Three, “The Cat That Finally Learned How To Purr?” is available now! “The Cat That Didn’t Know How To Purr” is Book One of The Purrennium Trilogy. (Best viewed in font size 3, contains 17 images, one per page turn. This picture book is 17 ebook pages long, not 3 “printed” ones).)Kids & Teens

 

 

NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies: Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO. But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind. In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life… After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path. Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.Kids & Teens

 

 

It was meant to be the perfect crime. When the workers building Lord Khafre’s pyramid plot to steal the treasure buried inside the neighbouring Great Pyramid, the only thing they are afraid of is the curse that protects the tomb. They persuade Senu, whose bond with his otherworldly ka gives him magical powers, to help them. But Red is afraid to talk to the dead, and Senu is fast approaching the age when children cut off their ka-tails… can Senu and his friends outwit the robbers and save their families from the dead lord’s vengeance? “A terrific tale of plots, curses and evil forces set in ancient Egypt.” Sunday Express “This book is fun… an Egyptian fantasy that goes out of its way to be historically correct, without getting bogged down with the pageantry of pharaohs.” British Fantasy Society. “I thought it was WONDERFUL… I couldn’t put it down.” Diana Wynne Jones. “The Great Pyramid Robbery” is one of the Seven Fabulous Wonders series, originally published by HarperCollins and translated into 11 languages worldwide. A mixture of magic, mystery and adventure set against carefully researched historical backgrounds, these books can be enjoyed in any order by confident readers aged 10+. The complete seven book collection is also available as the Seven Fabulous Wonders Omnibus (ebook edition).Kids & Teens

 

 

“It is a realm of silence and darkness where the evil witch Baba Jaga lives and rules in her gingerbread cottage deep in the larch trees. The whole place has been suffocated by the icy breath of winter. They say icicles hang like long bony fingers from the branches of the topmost boughs, poisoning all who dare to walk beneath them.” When three plucky krasnals discover their sister has been captured by an evil witch, they set out on a hazardous journey to the White Forest to rescue her. But if their mission is to succeed they must take a strange salt globe to the queen in Krakow, for without it their quest will fail and the malignant crone will capture them all… From the author of the Dragon of Krakow and the Mermaid of Warsaw, comes an exciting new story inspired by the myths and legends of central Europe and set in the forests and mines of southern Poland. Praise for Richard Monte’s collections of Polish folk tales: The Mermaid of Warsaw “Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise.” Lovereading The Dragon of Krakow “Interesting, well-written, imaginatively illustrated and designed book… there are rich rewards for those who enter the fascinating stories inside.” Ibby LinkKids & Teens