The Goldfish Boy

Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407173979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 987

Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy's disappearance - with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters. Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.


Goldfish Boy

Read & Respondhas been fully updated with new content. It provides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Goldfish Boy.

Author: Jillian Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407183930

Category:

Page: 48

View: 388

'The resources are wonderful. I like the fact that it has a mix of fiction and non-fiction activities ... and how material can link to other areas of the curriculum, not just literacy.'Miss North, teacher 'Reading for enjoyment and writing for enjoyment are two of the most powerful ways of getting children interested in books. Read & Respond provides exactly this.'Michael Morpurgo, author "[Read and Respond] makes it easy to explore texts fully and ensure that the children want to keep on reading more."Chris Flanagan, Primary teacher. Get the most out of best-loved children's books with our bestselling Read & Respondseries - the perfect way to explore favourite stories in your classroom. This resource book brings you a wealth of inspiring activities, discussion ideas and guided reading notes based on Goldfish Boy. Stimulating content mapped to curriculum objectives Grammar, punctuation and spelling section for Key Stage 2 Shared reading section including non-fiction extracts Time-saving lesson plans, activities and assessments Huge variety of speaking, listening and creative activities Read & Respondhelps you build a whole-school literacy programme based on timeless children's stories, chosen to inspire reading for pleasure. Fun-filled activities help children to fully engage with each story, encouraging a love of reading and building a range of skills. This book contains photocopiable activities, guided reading notes, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and creative ideas - all from a bestselling, tried-and-trusted series that's a firm favourite with teachers. Please note: this book does not include digital content.

The Light Jar

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a dilapidated cottage in the middle of a dark forest.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407184598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 718

Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a dilapidated cottage in the middle of a dark forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend.

The Boy Who Fooled the World

The brand new, read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 0702301167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 946

The brand new, read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of THE GOLDFISH BOY. When a little white lie leads to a huge dose of trouble... Cole is the odd one out at school: the other kids have the latest gadgets and trainers while his family struggles to make ends meet. Until the day one of his paintings is talent-spotted and sells for thousands of pounds at a posh London gallery. Suddenly, Cole is the toast of the international art world, the star guest on TV shows, rich beyond his wildest dreams, hailed as a boy genius! Being famous is FANTASTIC... but Cole has a guilty secret that if exposed will bring everything crashing down around him... A story of fame and fortune, making mistakes and learning to be true to yourself.

The House of Clouds

The power of imagination, storytelling and magic combine in a poignant and uplifting novella on family and grief.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781781129067

Category:

Page: 104

View: 896

The power of imagination, storytelling and magic combine in a poignant and uplifting novella on family and grief.

The Day I Was Erased

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy.

Author: Lisa Thompson (UK)

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 140719500X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 106

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy. Eleven-year-old Maxwell is always, always in trouble. Roaming the town with his beloved pet dog Monster (who he rescued as a puppy from being run over) as a way to escape his parents' constant sniping at home, he's a menace to the neighbours and teachers at school. While visiting an elderly neighbour, Maxwell comes across a mysterious cabinet of curiosities and suddenly finds himself erased from his life: it's as if he's never existed. Able to walk around anonymously might be great at first - finally, no-one is yelling at him! - but he soon realises that he misses his old life and, crucially, if he had never existed, then he wouldn't have swooped in and stopped Monster the dog from being hit by that car... Maxwell needs to find a way to reverse his erasure, with the help of his best friend Charlie and his sister Bex, who need a whole heap of persuading that this weird kid they've never clapped eyes on is actually super close to them in his former life...

Turtle Boy

This is a powerful story of hope and friendship, perfect for fans of Wonder and The Goldfish Boy. Exploring self-image, family and grief, this book will make you laugh and cry. Meet Will Levine.

Author: M. Evan Wolkenstein

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474990894

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 151

This is a powerful story of hope and friendship, perfect for fans of Wonder and The Goldfish Boy. Exploring self-image, family and grief, this book will make you laugh and cry. Meet Will Levine. Here are three things Will loves: turtles, the nature reserve behind school, being left alone. And one thing Will really hates: his nickname. Kids at school call Will Turtle Boy because of his funny-looking chin. But when Will meets RJ, he learns not everyone is his enemy. RJ has a bucket list of adventures which extends way beyond his hospital room, and he needs help ticking them off. Will may want to stay in his shell, but RJ is determined to push him right out of it. And for Will to take on what seems like an impossible mission, he’s going to have to be brave in more ways than one.

The Graveyard Riddle

Melody Bird discovers an old abandoned house in the corner of the graveyard, and a mysterious boy hiding out there.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780702301582

Category:

Page: 300

View: 452

Return to the wonderful characters of beloved, bestselling, award-winning THE GOLDFISH BOY, one of the most talked-about debut children's books of recent years. Melody Bird has discovered an old abandoned house in the corner of the graveyard, and a mysterious boy hiding out there... Hal tells her that he's a spy-in-training, using the house as a base for his undercover surveillance of a known local criminal. Her friends Matthew and Jake don't believe that a twelve year old would be entrusted with this mission and turn the tables to spy on him, uncovering secrets and unravelling a mystery as they go.

Owen and the Soldier

A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar.

Author: Lisa Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781781128657

Category: Children's stories

Page: 87

View: 749

A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is. At home, Owen and his mum are struggling and there's nobody he can talk to. Hidden away in the park, Owen feels free to be himself. When the war-weary soldier is listening, his worries slip away. But nobody else cares about the soldier, and the town council want to tear him down. Owen's the only one who can save him but can he find the courage to speak up before it's too late? A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Whispers

But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist?

Author: Greg Howard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241367093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 608

A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy. Before she disappeared, Riley's mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes. Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . . Four months later, the police are no closer to finding out the truth - and Riley decides to take matters into his own hands. But do the Whispers really exist? And what is Riley willing to do to find out?

Exploring Children s Literature

sexuality: Paul Magrs, Strange Boy; James Riordan, The Cello; Justin
Richardson, And Tango Makes Three; Juno Dawson, ... Lisa Thompson, The
Goldfish Boy • death and bereavement: Michael Rosen, Sad Book; Sita
Brahmachari, Artichoke ...

Author: Nikki Gamble

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526451263

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 543

This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers.

Check Mates

Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book.’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is ...

Author: Stewart Foster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471172244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 868

'Funny and heartfelt with a cunning twist. Stewart Foster is a grandmaster.' - ROSS WELFORD 'An inspirational underdog story and a chilling mystery! A winning combination.' - DAVID SOLOMONS Some people think that I’m a problem child, that I’m lazy and never pay attention in lessons. But the thing is, I’m not a problem child at all. I’m just a child with a problem. Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for. Praise for ALL THE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG 'A moving, humane, funny portrait of two very different boys discovering what connects us all.' Kiran Milwood Hargrave, author ofThe Girl of Ink and Stars ‘It’s amazing!’ Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster 'I loved it.' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy 'A touching, funny, gripping read that tackles important issues in a sensitive and thoroughly enjoyable way. Highly recommended.' Stuart Robinson, author of If Ever I Fall 'A timely story of courage and reminder of what we all share.' Christopher Edge, author ofThe Many Worlds of Albie Bright 'Powerful and warm ... this will linger long in the mind.' Guardian Praise for THE BUBBLE BOY, winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award in 2016 ‘Poignant, hopeful and heartbreaking.’ Fiona Noble – Children’s Editor, The Bookseller 'Deeply moving and utterly gripping . . . Stewart Foster carries off an astonishing feat of storytelling in this exceptional book' Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk ‘A gripping and deeply moving book.’ Jamila Gavin, author of Coram Boy 'One thing we know about good books is their amazing ability to inspire empathy in the reader; to explore ideas and viewpoints that arise from experiences that are out of our own realm. The Bubble Boy does this with warmth, quirkiness and a light-hearted touch.' Guardian

Life as Viewed from the Goldfish Bowl

I meant it when I committed my life as a child . Now I have had to recommit myself
through the years , but I committed myself long ago . My husband also committed
himself to Christ as a young boy . We , as Christian worker ' s wives , need to ...

Author: Beverly Hyles

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873985222

Category: Spouses of clergy

Page: 242

View: 717


My Best Friend Is a Goldfish

After arguing with his best friend about which game to play, a boy decides it's time to find a new best friend.

Author: Mark Lee

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®

ISBN: 154151727X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 469

After arguing with his best friend about which game to play, a boy decides it's time to find a new best friend. So he tries to becoming the best of friends with his other pets. He learns to eat on the floor with his dog, take naps with his cat, and watch the world from underwater with his goldfish. But none of these animals measure up to his true best friend. He may just discover that being different from each other is okay after all.

The Goldfish Bowl

“I've no fucking choice.” The oversize cop pushed the stainless steel food tray
below the cell bars. “If you don't want it, Summers, pass it across to me.” “Why
don't you fucking shut that ugly mug of yours, black boy?” “Why you fucking . . . ! I'
ll be ...

Author: Tom Reilly

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493157094

Category: Fiction

Page: 820

View: 294

Mike Summers, a look alike ‘George Clooney’ has no problem filling his cot wit extramarital affairs. At forty five and married to his beautiful wife June and with two teenage children Steven, eighteen and Sheryl, sixteen, life is good for this suburban housewife with her private tennis lessons and ‘girly’ lunches at the exclusive ‘Jetty Club’ in East Village, a highly sought after upper-class locality overlooking the river. But Laura Williams, the daughter of Senator Dave Williams and niece of Jake Murray, the New York District Attorney, has other plans when Mike insensitively decides their affair is over and she threatens to destroy him and everything he stands for; his family, his career, his very life, unless he divorces his wife and makes her an ‘honest woman’. When money can’t solve the problem there is only one avenue left... Desperate men do desperate things. Tony Perrino and Bill Hayden two highly respected NYPD detectives are assigned to solve the case and bring the unknown perpetrator to justice for this hyenas crime. What follows is a trail of hypnotic detective work, fraught with danger, kidnapping, and murder. A fugitive is on the run in South America. This is a police drama of insurmountable proportions and twists that are mind shattering, a drama that is both exhilarating and exiting, guaranteed addictive reading.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm.

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307974367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 338

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. And don’t miss the much-anticipated sequel, The Third Mushroom! "Warm, witty and wise"—The New York Times "Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what's possible." -- Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

A Sprinkle of Sorcery

And when Charlie goes missing, it’s up to Betty and Fliss to journey through misty marches, past wisp catchers and on to a secret island that doesn’t exist on any map… Praise for A Sprinkle of Sorcery: 'Harrison's masterful series ...

Author: Michelle Harrison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471183874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 108

From the bestselling author of A PINCH OF MAGIC comes another spellbinding adventure that will take your breath away and make you believe in magic. A missing sister, a secret island and ... a sprinkle of sorcery. The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Poacher’s Pocket with a pocketful of hagstones and accompanied by a will-o’-the-wisp, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. And when Charlie goes missing, it’s up to Betty and Fliss to journey through misty marches, past wisp catchers and on to a secret island that doesn’t exist on any map… Praise for A Sprinkle of Sorcery: 'Harrison's masterful series continues with great heart and excitement' Waterstones ‘Harrison’s fully imagined world has conviction, and the perils of the story are lightened by the warmth and spirit of its characters’ The Sunday Times Praise for A Pinch of Magic: 'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse 'Simply phenomenal!' Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs 'I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy ‘Gutsy and rude, full of warts-and-all family love, Harrison’s latest has the wry enchantment of an E Nesbit classic’ Guardian ‘A fabulous magical adventure’ Sunday Express ‘Fantasy and adventure appear on every page of this spellbinding tale’ Daily Mail

Not Norman

He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman.

Author: Kelly Bennett

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763656992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 595

"A sweet story that could be used as a springboard to discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets — or people." — School Library Journal Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things don’t go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected — and positively fishy — tale about finding the good in something you didn’t know you wanted.

My Life as a Goldfish

Full of jokes, surprises and puzzles, but also sensitive and thought-provoking, this is a spellbinding new collection from the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award.

Author: Rachel Rooney

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847804822

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 425

Magic slips between the cracks in real life. One day you will step on it. A monster's lunch, a wolf boy, Monday mornings, monkeys, headlice, Christmas, making friends, goldfish ... and lots more. Full of jokes, surprises and puzzles, but also sensitive and thought-provoking, this is a spellbinding new collection from the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award.