Reading Rocks : New Books

Our Latest books

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The Horse Encyclopedia - A fully illustrated look at all the major horse and pony breeds and types, from the ponies of Dartmoor to the American mustang. Packed with photographs of horse breeds from around the world, The Horse Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the evolution, anatomy, and origins of each horse breed and its place in history, art, and culture. The book also documents famous individual horses, as well as iconic owners, riders, and breeders, paying homage to equestrian history.  It also includes expert advice on horse care, feeding and grooming, and horse health.
The Horse Encyclopedia
Hero Dogs - The incredible memoir of how Wilma Melville turned a band of shelter dogs into one of America\'s foremost disaster-response assets in catastrophes from 9/11 to Katrina. Ana and Hunter were failed service dogs. Recon was left for dead on the train tracks. Cody was returned to the shelter seven times before he turned two. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym teacher and grandma Wilma Melville, they were the heroes America needed.
Hero Dogs
Cool Cars - Over 100 of the world\'s best cars in a comprehensive guide. If you\'re fascinated by Ferraris and mad about Mercedes, Cool Cars is perfect for you, showing you all your favourite cars. Cool Cars is a visual car guide showcasing a selection of the best cars, handpicked by car expert Quentin Willson.
Cool Cars
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstsein - Elizabeth Lavenza hasn\'t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her \"caregiver,\" and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend. Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth\'s survival depends on managing Victor\'s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter the cost.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth ...
Everything, Everything - The story of a teenage girl who\'s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she\'s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
Everything, Everything
The Four Legendary Kingdoms - Jack West Jr and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.  Jack, it seems, has been chosen - along with a dozen other elite soldiers - to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. He might also discover that he is not the only hero in this place.
The Four Legendary Kingdoms
Magnus Chase - Beloved characters from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series star in these new short stories, each set in a different one of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology.
Magnus Chase
How to Make Friends with the Dark - It\'s the brightest day of summer and it\'s dark outside. It\'s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart. Here is what happens when your mother dies. That\'s how it feels for Tiger. It\'s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger\'s mother dies. And now it\'s Tiger, alone.  Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.  A heartbreaking story about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you\'re surrounded by darkness.
How to Make Friends with the D...
Promise Me Happy - \"I don\'t know if it\'s possible for people to change, not really. The way you\'re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you\'re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.  Nate\'s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He\'s done things he regrets.  But he\'s never met anyone like Gem. She\'s a tiny piece of wonderful and she\'ll change everything he knows about himself. Is this the beginning of happiness? Or is there more hardship around the corner?\".
Promise Me Happy
Aurora Rising - Tyler Jones has been training since he was thirteen years old for this day -- the Andromeda Academy Draft. Today he gets to pick out the squad that will serve with him through his final year of training. Today is the start of his squad\'s legend. But the unimaginable happens: he discovers the Hadfield, a legendary colony ship lost for more than two centuries. The rescue is death defying, and Ty is able to save the ship\'s one survivor: eighteen year old Alexandra O\'Malley. But by the time he returns to Andromeda Academy, he\'s in hot water with the Academy brass, and worse, he\'s missed the Draft. Ty is left with the dregs of the Academy\'s cadets -- the losers nobody wanted. When they are marooned on a remote colony world, can the group put aside their differences long enough to get back to Andromeda Station, or will they kill each other before the bioweapon does?
Aurora Rising