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How to Build a Dragon Fort

Learn to read with Hiccup!Join Hiccup and the rest of the Dragon Riders as they build a dragon fort in this Beginner Reader for 5-7 year olds based on a popular episode of DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge!Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders think they have finally found the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's only one problem: there are wild dragons living there! Will Hiccup and his friends be able to come up with a solution - or will the hunt for the perfect spot for a dragon fort continue?The How to Train Your Dragon Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to Hiccup and the magical world of reading.How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.The Beginner Reader series includes:How to Build a Dragon Fort, How to Defend Your Dragon, How to Pick Your Dragon, How to Raise Three Dragons, How to Start a Dragon Academy, How to Track a Dragon

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How to Defend Your Dragon

Learn to read with Hiccup!Join Hiccup in a race against time in this Beginner Reader for 5-7 year olds based on a popular episode of DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk!When a series of lightning storms hit Berk, Vikings claim Thor is angry at the village for allowing Toothless, a dangerous Night Fury, to live among them. It's up to Hiccup to prove Toothless' innocence before he is banned from Berk forever.The How to Train Your Dragon Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to Hiccup and the magical world of reading.How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.The Beginner Reader series includes:How to Build a Dragon Fort, How to Defend Your Dragon, How to Pick Your Dragon, How to Raise Three Dragons, How to Start a Dragon Academy, How to Track a Dragon

Franklin Watts

Brown Level 12: Untitled 5

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts
Franklin Watts

Too Many Nightingales!

Sam Hay, Roger Simo
Contributors:
Sam Hay, Roger Simo
Hodder Children's Books

Naughtiest Girl Collection - books 4-7

Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
Authors:
Enid Blyton, Anne Digby

In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.Book 4: Here's the Naughtiest Girl There's a new boy in Elizabeth's class, who'll do anything to show her up. It's hard for the naughtiest girl to keep her temper when faced with such a challenge ...Book 5: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret Elizabeth's efforts to put her naughty days behind her are threatened when John trusts her with a secret. She finds herself in more trouble than ever before.Book 6: The Naughtiest Girl Helps a FriendIt's hard to be good at camp with Arabella in the same tent. She's causing all sorts of problems for Elizabeth and her best friend Joan.Book 7: The Naughtiest Girl Saves the DayElizabeth is a suspect when some plants are vandalised. She isn't to blame - and who would want to get her intro trouble? With help, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Kate Hindley in 2014.

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Rock 'n' Rolling

Chloe Melody
Authors:
Chloe Melody

Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!A famous musical director is looking for Rock 'n' Roll dancers to perform on the west end stage and the Strictly Dance Academy girls are up for the parts. Bella has never danced this style of dancing before but is determined to impress. Performing in a musical is one of her dreams! But as Bella struggles with the audition routine can practice make perfect?It's time to Rock 'n' Roll! A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert."It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6

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Jumping Jive

Chloe Melody
Authors:
Chloe Melody

Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When Bella is picked to dance in a movie starring Jet Rogerson, the most famous, most gorgeous young Hollywood star in the world, she is completely star struck! But when word gets out of the secret studio location the set gets mobbed with screaming fangirls who all want a glimpse of Jet. It looks as if they might have to call off the scene and Bella is devastated. Will she get her moment to dance with the super dreamy star? It's lights, camera... jiving!A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert."It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6

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Samba Sensation

Chloe Melody
Authors:
Chloe Melody

Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When four lucky Strictly Dance Academy pupils are chosen to dance on a carnival float with gorgeous boy band New Ride, Bella is beside herself. Her favourite band and a chance to samba in style! With lots of hard work, Bella is ready for her moment in the spotlight and is chosen to dance with the lead singer. But when a costume disaster threatens to spoil the day will Bella sink or sparkle? A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.'Sure to be a hit with star-struck little girls.' The Scotsman"It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6

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Tango Tangle

Chloe Melody
Authors:
Chloe Melody
Orion Children's Books

Talina in the Tower

Michelle Lovric
Authors:
Michelle Lovric

Savage hyena-like creatures threaten Venice - the Ravageurs are on the prowl and seizing men, women and children. On the night of 30 June 1846 Talina's parents disappear and she and her cat, Drusilla, are forced to go and live with her Guardian and his three savage dogs in his lonely tower in the northernmost edge of the city. Here she discovers that she has the ability to change herself into a cat, but changing herself back into a girl isn't quite so easy. As a cat she learns about the Ravageurs and how over the centuries they have become semi magical creatures, visible only to children in the human world, and that they are intent on destroying Venice. She is determined to save the city - it's time for desperate measures - and her adventures are about to begin.

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Famous 5 on the Case: Case File 7: The Case of the Hot-Air Ba-Boom!

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

A new generation Famous Five: Jo, Dylan, Allie, and Max are the children of the four kids - and not forgetting Timmy II to make up the Five!In book seven, the Famous 5 enter a cross-country baloon race.The Famous Five meet Scooby Doo! All the heritage of the original Famous Five - adventure, mystery, action - combined with a great modern-day feel and lots of laughs.All 24 books in the series feature black and white inside illustrations and have been adapted into an animated television series for the Disney Channel.

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We are wearing out the naughty step

Mick Inkpen
Authors:
Mick Inkpen

The naughty step is being used a lot this week. First, I lost the school hamster, then Josh fed the elephant the wrong way and we then made the dog into a panda... Mummy is not happy. But the day she makes Kevin a chocolate birthday cake is the day that ALL of us, including Mummy, end up on the Naughty Step! An hilarious story that reflects family life at its most chaotic - and realistic! It will strike a chord with any parent.Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author and is the creator of the much-loved Kipper and Wibbly Pig.'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian

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Famous Five Giftbox (2,5,7,8)

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Teri Terry

Teri Terry arrived on the children’s book radar last year with her debut novel Slated, which was immediately shortlisted for a number of prizes, and has recently won the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards. Here she talks to Graham Marks about the extraordinary journey she has taken to become an author – a story almost worthy of a book itself.

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Michael Rosen

Michael Wayne Rosen (born 7 May 1946)[1] is a broadcaster, children's novelist and poet and the author of 140 books. He was appointed as the fifth Children's Laureate in June 2007, succeeding Jacqueline Wilson, and held this honour until 2009. Michael Rosen was born in Harrow, London. The family background is Jewish, "from the Jewish East End tradition" as Rosen puts it.[2] Rosen's father Harold (1919–2008) was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, in the United States to Communist parents and settled in the East End of London at the age of two, when his mother returned to the country of her birth.[3] While a member of the Young Communist League he met Connie Isakofsky, his future wife and Michael Rosen's mother, in 1935. Harold was a secondary school teacher before becoming a professor of English at the Institute of Education, London,[4] and Connie a primary school teacher before becoming a training college lecturer; she also broadcast for the BBC. Producing a programme featuring poetry, she persuaded her son to write for it, and used some of the material he submitted.[5] Their ancestors came from Poland, Russia and Romania.[2] Michael Rosen was brought up in Pinner, Middlesex, and went to various state schools in Pinner, Harrow, and then Watford Grammar School for Boys,[2] and, having discovered the range of Jonathan Miller, thought: "Wouldn't it be wonderful to know all about science, and know all about art, and be funny and urbane and all that."[6] Subsequently, in his own words: After graduating from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1969, Rosen became a graduate trainee at the BBC. Among the work that he did while there in the 1970s was presenting a series on BBC Schools television called WALRUS (Write And Learn, Read, Understand, Speak). He was also scriptwriter on the children's reading series Sam on Boffs' Island. But Rosen found working for the corporation frustrating: "Their view of 'educational' was narrow. The machine had decided this was the direction to take. Your own creativity was down the spout."[7] Despite previously having made no secret of his radical politics he was asked to go freelance in 1972, though in practice he was sacked despite several departments of the BBC wishing to employ him. In common with the China expert and journalist Isabel Hilton among several others at this time, Rosen had failed the vetting procedures which were then in operation. This long-standing practice was only revealed in 1985.[8] In 1974 Mind Your Own Business, his first book of poetry for children, was published. In due course, Rosen established himself with his collections of humorous verse for children, including Wouldn't You Like to Know, You Tell Me and Quick Let's Get Out of Here. Educationalist Morag Styles has described Rosen as "one of the most significant figures in contemporary children's poetry". He was, says Styles, one of the first poets "to draw closely on his own childhood experiences ... and to 'tell it as it was' in the ordinary language children actually use".[7] Rosen played a key role in opening up children's access to poetry: both through his own writing and with important anthologies such as Culture Shock. He was one of the first poets to make visits to schools throughout the UK and further afield in Australia, Canada and Singapore.[7] His tours continue to enthuse and engage school children about poetry in the present.[9] In 1993, he gained an M.A. in Children's Literature from the University of Reading; he also holds a Ph.D. from the University of North London.[10] He is well established as a broadcaster, presenting a range of documentary features on British radio. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's regular magazine programme Word of Mouth which looks at the English language and the way it is used.[11] The English Association has given Michael Rosen's Sad Book an Exceptional Award for the Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2004, in the 4–11 age range. The book was written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It deals in part with bereavement, and followed the publication of Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss which was published in November 2002 after the death of his son Eddie, who features as a child in much of his earlier poetry. In 2004, Rosen published This Is Not My Nose: A Memoir of Illness and Recovery, an account of his ten years with undiagnosed hypothyroidism; a course of drugs in 1981 alleviated the condition.[7] Rosen has also been involved in campaigning around issues of education and for the Palestinian cause. He has written columns for the newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party (Socialist Worker)[12] and spoken at their conferences.[13] He has also stood for election in June 2004 in London as a Respect Coalition candidate.[5] He is also a supporter of the Republic campaign.[14] Rosen was the subject of the BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs programme on 6 August 2006.[15] He is currently Visiting Professor of Children's Literature at Birkbeck, University of London, where he teaches Children's Literature and has devised an MA in Children's Literature, which commenced in October 2010.[16] In August 2010 Rosen contributed to an eBook collection of political poems entitled Emergency Verse - Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State edited by Alan Morrison[17] In 2011, he collaborated with his wife, Emma-Louise Williams to produce the film 'Under the Cranes'; he provided the original screenplay (a 'play for voices' called 'Hackney Streets') which Williams took as a basis with which to direct the film. It premiered at the Rio Cinema, Dalston, London on April 30, 2011 as part of the East End Film Festival[18] Rosen was appointed as the fifth Children's Laureate in June 2007, succeeding Jacqueline Wilson,[19] and held this honour till 9 June 2009, being succeeded by Anthony Browne.[20] Rosen signed off from the Laureateship with an article in The Guardian,[21] in which he said, poignantly: "Sometimes when I sit with children when they have the space to talk and write about ... things, I have the feeling that I am privileged to be the kind of person who is asked to be part of it". In summer 2007, Rosen was awarded an Honorary D.Litt at the University of Exeter.[22] On 19 January 2008, Rosen was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and the University of East London at a ceremony held at the Institute of Education.[23] On 5 November 2008, he was presented with an Honorary Masters degree at the University of Worcester.[24] On 18 November 2008, he was presented with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature) by the Government of France at the French Ambassador's residence in London.[25] On 2 April 2010 he was given the Fred and Anne Jarvis Award by the National Union of Teachers for "campaigning for education".[26] On 22 July 2010, Michael Rosen was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Education (DEd) by Nottingham Trent University.[27] On April 5, 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Institute of Education, University of London.[28] On 20 July 2011, Michael Rosen was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of the West of England.[29] Rosen has been married three times, and is the father of five children and two stepchildren. With his first partner, Susannah, he had two sons: Joe (born 1976) and Eddie (born 1980, died 1999). His second partner, whom he does not name, had two daughters from her previous relationship: Naomi (born 1978) and Laura (born 1983).[30] He had one son with her: Isaac (born 1987). Rosen currently lives in Dalston, Hackney, London with his wife Emma-Louise Williams and their two children, Elsie (born 2001) and Emile (born 2004).[31][32]

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon worked for 12 years as a freelance arts journalist, writing for the Sunday times, and The Guardian amongst others. Francesca wrote her first children's book in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. She lives in London with her husband and son.Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca