The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish

Dr Morley is about to embark on a quest to the northernmost tip of the world, to discover a creature that everyone talks about but nobody has ever seen: The Giant Arctic Jellyfish. After years of research and hard graft, she gathers together a highly trained crew and a boat full of specialist equipment, and sets sail for the vast icy scapes of the Arctic. Will she find what she is searching for? Or will it find her?

From debut author-illustrator Chloe Savage comes a beautifully detailed adventure into the unknown, sure to captivate the imagination of young explorers.

 


Wolf Road

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Tuuli is a prehistoric girl, travelling with her tribe through the seasons – making camp, hunting for food and protecting themselves against the many hazards that the climate throws at them. Tuuli knows there’s a bigger world out there, and when she spots a strange boy lurking outside their camp, she realises that he might hold the adventure she is looking for.

He is a Neanderthal, sent by his tribe to find safer ground and as he and Tuuli strike up an unlikely friendship, they set out on a journey that will impact the rest of human history. A vast adventure with a very human heart, full of wild animals, huge scenery and heart-stopping danger and inspired by real anthropological discoveries. For fans of His Dark Materials, Wolf Brother and The Last Bear, join Tuuli on the adventure of a lifetime and uncover the start of all our histories.

This is bestselling author, academic and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, first children’s novel.

 


Wolf Road – Heartlands Academy School Visit

Tuuli is a prehistoric girl, travelling with her tribe through the seasons – making camp, hunting for food and protecting themselves against the many hazards that the climate throws at them. Tuuli knows there’s a bigger world out there, and when she spots a strange boy lurking outside their camp, she realises that he might hold the adventure she is looking for.

He is a Neanderthal, sent by his tribe to find safer ground and as he and Tuuli strike up an unlikely friendship, they set out on a journey that will impact the rest of human history. A vast adventure with a very human heart, full of wild animals, huge scenery and heart-stopping danger and inspired by real anthropological discoveries. For fans of His Dark Materials, Wolf Brother and The Last Bear, join Tuuli on the adventure of a lifetime and uncover the start of all our histories.

Wolf Road is bestselling author, academic and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, first children’s novel.

This is a pre-order link, to purchase the book ahead of Professor Alice Roberts visit to Heartlands Academy, the books will be delivered to the school on the day of the visit.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
please put in the order notes, the students name & form class reference for us to deliver it to the correct person on the day of the event.


Word Play 2023 Magazine

Word Play Magazine is full of activities and samples of new books to read,
This years is a stunner and includes contributions from
Piers Torday, Jess Butterworth, Sarah Christou, Al Murphy, Kate Wakeling, Lizzie Huxley-Jones and Laura Howell.

The magazine is lovingly designed and illustrated by Ben Javens with guidance from our lovely friends at Anorak Magazine.


A Dinosaur At The Bus Stop

A new book from one of our favourite poets!

Choose your favourite sound, bob like a robin, soak up the stillness of the forest, jump like a startled kangaroo or go to a monster jamboree. But keep an eye out for a dinosaur at the bus stop!

About the author:

Kate Wakeling grew up in Yorkshire and Birmingham. Her first collection of children’s poems, Moon Juice, won the CLiPPA Prize in 2017 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her second, Cloud Soup, was a Book of the Month in the Guardian and the Scotsman and shortlisted for the 2022 CLiPPA.


A Dinosaur At The Bus Stop – Hall Green Infants

A new book from one of our favourite poets!

Choose your favourite sound, bob like a robin, soak up the stillness of the forest, jump like a startled kangaroo or go to a monster jamboree. But keep an eye out for a dinosaur at the bus stop!Funny, gentle, thoughtful, magical – this is an outstanding collection for younger readers, from an award-winning poet whose beautifully crafted, musical poetry will be loved by younger children.

This book is a pre-order for Kate Wakelings author visit to Hall Green Infants School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Being You!

Powerful poems for positive thinking! This collection of 50 poems encourage confidence, kindness and courage. Beautifully illustrated and with themes of friendship, self-belief, embracing change and celebrating people’s differences, it’s a great gift book for children to treasure.

About the author:

Daniel Thompson is an author, a poet, storyteller, filmmaker, and musician from Tamworth, England.


Being You! Hall Green Junior School

Powerful poems for positive thinking! This collection of 50 poems will inspire confidence and courage, help children to overcome worries and spread kindness. Beautifully illustrated, it is filled with poems for children to read alone or enjoy with the whole family. With themes of friendship, self-belief, embracing change and celebrating people’s differences, it’s the perfect gift book for children to treasure.
About the author:

Daniel Thompson is an author, a poet, storyteller, filmmaker, and musician from Tamworth, England.

This book is a pre-order for Richard Pritchard’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Blue

Blue is a friendly, gentle story to help young children navigate big emotions.

Once I had a secret that was big and monstery… I thought of it as Blue.

But Blue the monster doesn’t have to be scary. And he doesn’t have to be a secret. After all, we all feel blue from time to time and talking about it helps.

This encouraging picture book is great for helping children explore big and difficult feelings in a sensitive and friendly way.

 

 


Call of The Titanic

Sid’s got a job as a young cabin steward on the Titanic – the greatest ship ever built. Meanwhile on the smaller ship Carpathia, Clara has stowed away and hides in the hold where she makes friends with a brilliant dog called Rigel. None of them can predict how their stories will connect one fateful icy night in this uplifting alternate history based on the story of real-life survivor Sid Daniels.

About the author:

Lindsay Galvin has also written the watery adventures Darwin’s Dragons and My Friend the Octopus.


Call of The Titanic – Hall Green Junior School

Sid’s got a job as a young cabin steward on the Titanic – the greatest ship ever built. Meanwhile on the smaller ship Carpathia, Clara has stowed away and hides in the hold where she makes friends with a brilliant dog called Rigel. None of them can predict how their stories will connect one fateful icy night in this uplifting alternate history based on the story of real-life survivor Sid Daniels.

About the author:

Lindsay Galvin has also written the watery adventures Darwin’s Dragons and My Friend the Octopus.

This book is a pre-order for Lindsay Galvin’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lets Make Art

Our favourite craft duo have released their very own book, compiling a cherry picked selection of their vast back catalogue of tried and tested art projects.

Alice & Karen reveal their top tips for creating stunning art work that parents and children will want to keep and display (rather than consign to the recycling bin)! All the projects use household items as the starting point, making the activities largely accessible.

Let’s Make Art champion sustainable, recycled art, Their work elevates children’s art to the status it deserves by showing children how to achieve bold work with a professional finish.


Lets Make Art – Hall Green Junior School

Our favourite craft duo have released their very own book, compiling a cherry picked selection of their vast back catalogue of tried and tested art projects.

Alice & Karen reveal their top tips for creating stunning art work that parents and children will want to keep and display (rather than consign to the recycling bin)! All the projects use household items as the starting point, making the activities largely accessible.

Let’s Make Art champion sustainable, recycled art, Their work elevates children’s art to the status it deserves by showing children how to achieve bold work with a professional finish.

This book is a pre-order for Lets Make Arts visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lost On Gibbon Island

Meet Lark, a young girl shipwrecked on a remote Cambodian island whose only companion and guide is a baby gibbon.  Together they somehow have to figure out how to survive the jungle, evade poachers and find a way back home in this gripping adventure tale.

About the author:

Jess Butterworth tells stories of adventures set in places of wilderness, inspired by real events. Jess grew up hearing stories about the Himalaya’s told by her Granny and as soon as she was old enough she set off on her own adventures in search of stories. Her many books include Where The Wilderness Lives, Swimming Against The Storm and When The Mountains Roared.


Lost On Gibbon Island – Hall Green Junior School

Meet Lark, a young girl who finds herself shipwrecked on a remote Cambodian island whose only companion and guide is a baby gibbon. Together they somehow have to figure out how to survive the jungle, evade poachers and find a way back home in this gripping and beautifully written adventure tale.

About the author:
Jess Butterworth tells stories of adventures set in places of wilderness, inspired by real events. Jess grew up hearing stories about the Himalaya’s told by her Granny and as soon as she was old enough she set off on her own adventures in search of stories. She has written many books including Where The Wilderness Lives, Swimming Against The Storm and When The Mountains Roared.

This book is a pre-order for Jess Butterworth’s author visit to Hall Green Junior School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.


Lost On Gibbon Island – Kings Heath Primary

Meet Lark, a young girl who finds herself shipwrecked on a remote Cambodian island whose only companion and guide is a baby gibbon. Together they somehow have to figure out how to survive the jungle, evade poachers and find a way back home in this gripping and beautifully written adventure tale.

About the author:
Jess Butterworth tells stories of adventures set in places of wilderness, inspired by real events. Jess grew up hearing stories about the Himalaya’s told by her Granny and as soon as she was old enough she set off on her own adventures in search of stories. She has written many books including Where The Wilderness Lives, Swimming Against The Storm and When The Mountains Roared.

This book is a pre-order for Jess Butterworth’s author visit to Kings Heath Primary School, it will be delivered to the school for the author to sign at the event.

Please put in the notes your child first name and class number so we can deliver it to the correct person.