“Failed at subjects. Had bad grades in exams. Not to worry, I'm a teacher." Were you ever a weak student in school? Always failing subjects and getting into trouble because you never got the point of studying? And because of that, you thought that you would never make anything of yourself? I get it, I was once there myself. This book is here to tell you that story you tell yourself and that society tells you, is rubbish. Not doing well in school does not mean you cannot succeed in life. Here is my story, one of the many possibilities of success. It's not about how good your grades are, it's about finding that passion in your life and using that as a reason to succeed.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...
When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone.
It's time to face the final trial . . .
The battle for Camp Jupiter is over. New Rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow Apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the Hunters of Artemis.
But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over.
Now Apollo and Meg must get ready for the final - and, let's face it, probably fatal - adventure. They must face the last emperor, the terrifying Nero, and destroy him once and for all.
Can Apollo find his godly form again? Will Meg be able to face up to her troubled past? Destiny awaits . . .
Criminal genius runs in the family...
Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.
A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . .
Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.
This collectable hardbound deluxe edition is beautifully crafted and designed. Perfect for gifting as well as for keeps. A prized edition for any library. “There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life and our duty is to unravel it and isolate it and expose every inch of it.” Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective 221B Baker Street, London. This is where begins a historical partnership between Dr. Watson the archetypal gentleman from the Victorian era and the eccentric, legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Join them as they gather clues, ranging from bloodstains and footprints to cigarette ash and wedding rings and arrive at unusual and surprising conclusions. This leather-bound, deluxe edition is a collection of the four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet (1887), the Sign of the Four (1890), the Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and the Valley of Fear (1915). Featuring the timeless detective Sherlock Holmes, these novels have been successfully engrossing readers for more than a century now.
This boxset contains all your favourite stories by Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators.
Includes: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Magic Finger, Danny the Champion of the World, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, The BFG, Esio Trot, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Pitch, Going Solo, Boy, Billy and the Minpins
From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."
Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier.
But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.
In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends.
"Even products labelled 'limited edition' are made on a production line with hundreds that are exactly the same. But there is only one you in the world."
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.
"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well..."
It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.
Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or the nose.
One can truly have it all – myth or fact?
Yes, by understanding that life comes in stages. Award-winning broadcast and communications veteran Freda Liu shares the stories and insights on her life journey with characteristic vivacity.
From growing up in an oil town in Brunei to a career in communications and radio, she shares her passage to self-awareness and the big and small moments that have shaped her along the way. Her story shows how one can shine with the courage to move past failure and unrealistic goals.
Hopeful, resonant and inspiring, Life’s A Stage shows how each phase in life is an opportunity to live full and beautiful, while staying true to oneself. Rock it while we’re on that stage!
The Author Freda Liu has lived and breathed business in the past decade with Malaysia's leading business radio station and has conducted over 5,000 interviews with prominent names like Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange. A broadcast and communication veteran, she is also a highly sought-after moderator for corporate events, speaker for women empowerment and personal branding, trainer and coach.
She has authored five books: PR Yourself, Shake & Spear Your Business: The Romeo & Juliet Way, Everybody Loves Ray, Bursting Fixed Mindsets and In Your Skin. Freda is a member of the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs Malaysia and the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers.
An advocate for improvement in sustainability and women empowerment, she is an ambassador for the Women of Global Change KL Chapter and a WASH (Clean Water & Sanitary Hygiene) advocate for World Vision Malaysia.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, students of the Japanese language have everything they need in Tuttle's Japanese Picture Dictionary. Deftly illustrating the use of more than 1,500 commonly used Japanese words and phrases, author Timothy Stout gives learners a clear, easy-to-use introduction to this fascinating language. Containing culture-specific Japanese words and images not found in other picture dictionaries, Stout provides the Japanese script forms along with Romanised pronunciations and English definitions. The words are grouped into 38 themes or topics, each with 35-45 words, and several sentences, covering all the essential vocabulary including the 1,500 critical Japanese words and sentences that students need to know to pass the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam and the JLPT proficiency exams. The book also includes a brief introduction to the Japanese language and an index. Online, students will find free companion audio recordings by Japanese native speakers demonstrating the correct pronunciation of all the vocabulary and sentences. Richly illustrated with more than 750 colour photographs, the Japanese Picture Dictionary convenient format and highly visual presentation make it easy for readers to boost their proficiency quickly and to remember it all for their next visit to Japan!
The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams - now available in paperback!
*wears his slippers to the supermarket
*serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner
*and often doesn't remember Jack's name
But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...
An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart.
Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.
A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life.
Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding
contentment and includes practical tips and tricks
to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life.
What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life?
From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana
(fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to
food, the Japanese have found contentment through traditions,philosophies, and the practice of art. This book shows how we can all incorporate aspects of Japonisme into our daily lives.
Enhance your lifestyle and enrich your mind by looking at life
through the lens of wabi-sabi (the transient nature of life),
kintsugi (repairing broken ceramics with gold) or kaizen
(habit-forming techniques), in an accessible, practical way.