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Time Off: Weekend: Book WORM.

Byline: Janet Tansley

Start Nursery: Come To My Nursery, pounds 5.99 (Ladybird

FOR most children, starting nursery is the first time they will be away from home in unfamiliar surroundings and it can be an anxious time.

Start Nursery is a new series from Ladybird which aims to address any worries or concerns they may have.

Helping children to learn through play, these books help give them both education skills and emotional sup-port so they can start nursery or preschool with confidence

Nursery Playhouse folds out to feature four different rooms, such as the storytelling corner; in Let's Play Home Corner, children can use stickers to play familiar games, aiding the transition from home to nursery.

Fabulous new books to love and learn

Apocalypse by Tim Bowler, pounds 5.99 (Oxford University Press

THIS has got to be one of Tim's most explosive stories to date: it digs its claws in and just won't let go.

A story as breathless as it is daring, the storm strikes at the end of Windflower's final voyage. Kit's father is bankrupt and, before their beloved boat - along with everything else - is sold off, the family is taking one last trip.

Not just coastal stuff, but a real adventure, weeks and weeks of nonstop sailing. But when the wind forces the boat onto rocks and the family is forced to battle to safety, they find themselves shipwrecked on a remote island.

Not for the faint-hearted, even Tim says the story frightened him at first. But beneath the horror tale is a deeper story about a young boy's desperate battle to survive our world and what we are doing to it
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2005
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