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The world is so full of bad news that we sometimes forget how wonderful life is and how amazing we, human beings, can be. This book will remind you that people can do amazing things and, hopefully, inspire you to do the same.

Level: Intermediate

In this, the final part of the Hassan and Lulu trilogy, we find out what has happened to the brother and sister's father. Baghdad is still ravaged by the attack by the Americans in 2003 and Hassan and Lulu's father is still missing. As they search through the rubble for their only surviving parent, we see the true horrors of war but also the true meaning of family.

Level: Upper Intermediate

In this collection of Animal Tales, you will read about a brave mongoose that dodged the death penalty by saving people from venomous snakes, and the amazing journey of Bobbie the Wonder Dog. You will also learn about Shrek, a New Zealand sheep that hated getting his hair cut so much that he escaped to the mountains and lived in a cave, and Sir Nils Olav, a king penguin that became the commander-in-chief of the Norwegian Army. And if that isn't enough for you, then read about the gangsters who decide to kidnap Paul the psychic octopus, and the strange secret of the Kayabukiya Tavern... where the waiters are... well, you'll just have to read the book to find out...

Level: Pre-intermediate

Hassan has no choice. His heart is leading him on a mission through the ruins and chaos of Baghdad after the American invasion. He knows that he must find his missing father and save his young sister, Lulu, from the horror of growing up without her parents in a city ravaged by violence and terror.
In the second part of the Hassan Lulu trilogy, we continue the heartbreaking but inspirational journey through Baghdad and the human soul that two young people are forced to make to save their father... and perhaps themselves.

Level: Upper Intermediate

21 Years... that's how long Okami has to save the future... but in order to do that, he must first travel to the past, to a Tokyo that he doesn't recognize, to a time filled with mythical beasts and where danger hides around every corner. This is the life of a Reaper... a collector of sacred creatures... a time traveler on a mission to rescue a dying city from a terrifying evil.

Level: Upper Intermediate

Hello again! Glad you're back.
This time, my giant brother Fafner, and the Morozon Princess, Renata, and I went to Dragon Rock, a place where all the people (who have white hair and pale skin) live in an underground city to escape a terrifying dragon called Ember. I won't tell you any more because you are just about to read the whole story, but I will say that if you like stories full of magic, dragons, fighting, excitement, one-eyed old men, cheeky young princesses and, of course, giants then you have definitely come to the right place.

Level: Intermediate

Patience, perseverance and willpower. The six people you are going to read about in this fascinating collection of true stories certainly had these qualities, and many more.

Level: Intermediate

Jack Dodd and Margo Rodriguez are the editors of Live Loudly, a student newspaper that highlights the good in the community and points out the wrong in the world. They think that no one has noticed the good work that they are doing ... but they are wrong. When they receive a mysterious invitation from someone known only as the Keeper of the Keys to join a secret society on the other side of the world, they know that their adventure is only just beginning...

Level: Upper Intermediate

It makes the world go round. It's the thing that can make you feel like you are floating on air or drowning in an endless ocean. It is the most powerful thing on earth, and that's why we have always adored reading stories about it... love.
In this collection of short stories, we take you on a walk through the places where we meet and fall in love. Whether it's over champagne in the first class cabin on a plane, on a dating website on the internet, or over mops and buckets in a high school, the result is always the same: heart-stopping, breathtaking, jaw-dropping love.

Level: Intermediate

Japan... a country that lies beneath a cloud of mystery and secrecy, where the old sits uneasily close to the new, where ancient spirits hide in neon shadows.
Some of the ghost stories you are about to read are based on folk tales that have been passed from father to son and mother to daughter for generations. We hope that you enjoy these terrifying tales, and remember, they are only stories... so don't have nightmares.

Level: Upper Intermediate

Some stories are so unbelievable that they just have to be true. In this book you'll meet some truly amazing animals and read about their remarkable lives.
In this book, you'll meet dolphins that act like soldiers; a monkey that thinks it's a stockbroker; an eagle that refuses to stay locked up in his cage; and a giant tortoise that is the only one of his species left on the planet. You will also learn how the teddy bear got its name and read about how an American woman travelled through the mountains of China in order to bring the first panda back to the United States.

Level: Pre-intermediate

It's impossible to deny it... as much as we hate criminals for the things they do, and fear their terrible crimes more than anything else... we are all fascinated by people who do bad things.
In this collection of short stories about real people, you will meet some of the most evil, most daring and most interesting criminals from history. Read about Guy Fawkes and his plot to kill the King of England by blowing up the House of Lords; and the captain of the slave ship the Zong, a man who did unspeakable things to his fellow man.

Level: Upper Intermediate
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