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    • ISBN:9781408344781
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017
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The Big Book of Friendship Stories

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A large-format gift collection of five magical adventures, featuring all your favourite My Little Pony friends.

A large-format gift collection of five magical adventures, featuring all your favourite My Little Pony friends.

Join Twilight Sparkle and her best friends on five magical adventures - from the twinkling towers of Manehattan to the mysterious Everfree Forest - and discover secrets, friendship and fun along the way!

With a luxurious, super-sparkly padded cover, lots of pretty illustrations and five exciting stories - each with an important message about friendship - this is the perfect gift for all My Little Pony friends.

As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.

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  • ISBN: 9781408344798
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
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  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach

When Jack sells the family cow for a handful of magic beans, things take a fantastical turn. This dramatic retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk tingles with adventure, as the reader makes his way to the giant's castle and joins in with his hungry chant.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. In this story, young readers can navigate a beanstalk maze, choosing the branches that will lead them to the giant's castle. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sophie Rohrbach
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sophie Rohrbach

"What big ears you have!" "All the better to hear you with, my dear!" Little Red Riding Hood is a tale of suspense and trickery with lots of thrilling twists and repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour bubble from every page, from the cunning wolf to the brave grandmother.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this story they are invited to spot the differences between the scenes and name all the things in Little Red Riding Hood's basket.Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Wayland

Being a Bee

Jinny Johnson, Lucy Davey
Contributors:
Jinny Johnson, Lucy Davey

Buzzing from flower to flower, and making delicious honey to eat, bees have endless child appeal. But there's even more to bees than meets the eye... Buzz into Being a Bee to discover more about this incredible insect. Children will love learning about life in the hive, bee families, and how older bees work together to look after and raise baby bees. They can find out about beekeeping, how and why bees make honey, and how they dance to communicate with other bees.The book also gently introduces children to the idea of conservation - explaining why bees are in danger, the need to protect them, and all the ways we can help, from planting wild flowers to buying local honey. Gentle engaging text, and bright, captivating artwork will ensure children finish the book as bee experts!

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Hey Diddle Diddle combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along as they recognise all the friendly characters in this timeless rhyme. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm

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Old Macdonald had a Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Old Macdonald had a Farm combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle

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The Wheels on the Bus

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

The Wheels on the Bus combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along as the big bright bus trundles along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: Hey Diddle Diddle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Contributors:
Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Orchard Books

The Lion Inside

Rachel Bright, Jim Field
Contributors:
Rachel Bright, Jim Field
Franklin Watts

Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention

Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
Contributors:
Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton

A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good?It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Orchard Books

Poppy Muddlepup's Daring Rescue

Daisy Meadows
Authors:
Daisy Meadows

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!In this BUMPER SPECIAL, Lily and Jess meet Poppy Muddlepup. When the mean witch Grizelda puts a spell on Poppy's twin brother Patch, the girls know they're in for one of their most exciting adventures yet!

Orchard Books

Eternal Detention

Jamie Thomson
Authors:
Jamie Thomson

Dirk Lloyd, the Dark Lord trapped in the body of a weedy schoolboy, returns in another darkly hilarious adventure... Brilliantly funny and subversive, this is the Funny Prize-winning Jamie Thomson at his best.Fear me, o miserable worm!I, the Great Dirk, take up my pen once more to record the utter misery that is SCHOOL. My sworn enemy, Hasdruban the White, has infiltrated Whiteshields School and seeks vengeance on me. Naturally, I will triumph. But it is the Dirkest Hour indeed...BUY THIS BOOK OR SUFFER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: -Being struck with a Blast of Ravening Flame-Banishment to the Slave Pits of Never Ending Toil-Torment by the Hewer of LimbsTHE CHOICE IS YOURS. MWA HA HA!

Orchard Books

A Fiend in Need

Jamie Thomson
Authors:
Jamie Thomson

Dirk Lloyd, the Dark Lord trapped in the body of a weedy schoolboy, returns in another darkly hilarious adventure... Brilliantly funny and subversive, this is the Funny Prize-winning Jamie Thomson at his best.Sooz, a 13 yr old girl from Surrey has become the Dark Mistress of Dirk's other worldly kingdom, the Darklands. Thanks to the Ring of Power given to her by Dirk, his minions recognise her as their ruler. Sooz immediately sets about redecorating Dirk's Dark Tower to the taste of a young girl. But Sooz has to face her toughest challenge when an army of fanatical paladins and orcs gather to march against her. Despite their centuries of hostility to each other, they prefer to form an alliance rather than accept Sooz's new regime.And what of Dirk? He continues on slaving away at school, plotting ways to rescue Sooz. Eventually he is able to advise her on life in the Darklands and Sooz is able to hold back the fanatical paladins.

Orchard Books

Polar Peril

Shoo Rayner
Authors:
Shoo Rayner

Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show...Axel is helping his uncle study glaciers in the frozen Arctic Circle. But there's danger around every corner in this icy world! Can Axel survive?

Orchard Books

Death Valley

Shoo Rayner
Authors:
Shoo Rayner

Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show...Axel Storm is in hot, dusty Death Valley to help his uncle round up the cattle for winter. But when the huge beasts go on the rampage, Axel has to act fast! Can he use his cowboy skills to stop the terrifying stampede?

Orchard Books

Cola Power

Shoo Rayner
Authors:
Shoo Rayner

Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show...Axel Storm's uncle has invented an amazing new plane which could change the future of travel - but only if it wins the Power Cola Flying Competition! Axel must take to the skies in his toughest challenge yet...

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

Penny Dann
Contributors:
Penny Dann

Baby's first book of nursery rhymes.This enchanting treasury brings together over sixty best-loved rhymes in a beautiful hardback book complete with a foiled cover. Enjoy playtime together with lively counting songs and favourite characters, including Incy Wincy Spider and Humpty Dumpty, or snuggle up at bedtime with gentle lullabies, such as Rock-a-Bye, Baby and Hush, Little Baby. With delightful illustrations from acclaimed artist, Penny Dann, there is a rhyme for every occasion in this essential collection - making this the perfect gift for every baby, to treasure always.Other rhymes contained include:Hickory, Dickory, DockLittle Miss MuffetOld Macdonald Had a FarmRow, Row, Row Your BoatThis Little PiggyTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarThree Blind MiceMary Had a Little Lamb

Orchard Books

More Madness!

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
Wayland

The Life Of Florence Nightingale

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

The Gunpowder Plot

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

The Great Fire Of London

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly