Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue

Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue Book Cover Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue
Sian Norris
children's fiction
2013

Greta's best friend is her cat Boris. However, little does she realise her bewhiskered buddy is actually the Prince of the Kingdom of Cats. So when he is kidnapped by the Rat King, a young warrior cat named Kyrie Mi-ke is sent to find Greta, and together they face a mystical and magical adventure to bring Boris home again. Greta must face the challenge of the staircase of the autumn leaves; cross Cloud Top Land and the Milky Sea; end the war between the two tribes of mice and face the truth of the Millpond; before facing the Rat King himself.

12 Science Words: That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

“He has a theory, but he has no proof, that his solution is the right one”.

We use lots of scientific words and phrases in everyday language. Often their usage changes, until their everyday meanings have become completely muddled, and are very different to their scientific definition.

Why is a “theory” not just a good idea, and when we ask a scientist for “proof”, why can it never be incontestable?

This book is aimed at tweens and teens, and explains the difference between the scientific and the everyday meanings of various words.

Ordinary Mayhem

Ordinary Mayhem Book Cover Ordinary Mayhem
Victoria Brownworth
fiction

Faye Blakemore is a photojournalist for a major New York newspaper. Faye has been taking photos since she was a small child, taught by her photographer grandfather, after spending hours in the strange blood-red light of his darkroom. Now Faye specializes in what one reviewer calls, "blood-and-guts journalism." Her first book of photos is as celebrated as it is controversial-and as harrowing. Faye convinces her editor to send her to Afghanistan and the Congo to report on the acid burnings, the machete attacks, and the women survivors. Yet that series of assignments-each darker and more dangerous than the next-brings Faye closer to her both her own demons and to the family secrets that still haunt her and threaten to destroy her and the woman she loves.