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Hangem High School

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell.In Hangem High School, Sam arrives at his new school and is keen to make a good impression without losing his head. Clogger and his cronies have other ideas and are determined to shake things up for Sam. Can Lin and Danny come to the rescue of the weird new kid, and keep him in one piece on his first day?Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Hangem High School is levelled at book band 7 Turquoise, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Endangered Animals

Franklin Watts, Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Franklin Watts, Clare Hibbert
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Too Many Nightingales!

Sam Hay, Roger Simo
Contributors:
Sam Hay, Roger Simo

Follow this fabulous twist on the Hans Christian Andersen classic ' The Nightingale'. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing ... when the King and Queen discover a beautiful nightingale singing in their garden, they adore it. But whatever the King and Queen like, the people love! Suddenly the kingdom has gone nightingale crazy! There is only one thing to do - the nightingales must go!Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and a word count of under 500 words with highly entertaining and original stories. They are perfect for children starting to read independently aged 5 or who read book bands 7-8. Each book also contains fun puzzles at the back to reinforce story sequencing and character and dialogue work.

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The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granström relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form.The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.

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Friend or Foe

Etta Kaner, David Anderson
Contributors:
Etta Kaner, David Anderson

Imagine this: You're playing a computer game when a spider drops onto your screen. "Aah!" you scream as you fling your device across the room. "What's the big deal?" asks your sister. "Spiders are fab. Have you ever watched a spider spin a web? Do you know that spiders can..."You can't believe it. Your sister loves spiders! Then you realise that even though many people are afraid of snakes, you think they're cool.When you think about it, people have different points of view about lots of animals. Bloodsucking leeches may scare the pants off you, but doctors around the world are big fans of these medical marvels. What about cockroaches? scurrying, dirty pests, right? Or could they actually be a solution to global hunger?You'll get a chance to decide when you check out these and other animals explored in this book. On the one hand you'll find arguments trying to convince you that these animals are disgusting, mean, dangerous or smelly. On the other hand you'll hear about how these very same animals are clever, helpful to humans and the environment and an inspiration to scientists. Though each side is telling the truth, both are trying to persuade you to agree with their point of view. Find out how you feel about animals that people love to hate - are they friend or foe?Aimed at children aged 8+.

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Showtime!: The Entertainment Industry

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

Showtime! goes backstage to uncover how the giants of mass-media make millions by entertaining the public. From music and gaming through to television and movies, find out how this billion-dollar industry is cashing in on your fun.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.

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Fifth Harmony - The Dream Begins...

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

This is the first ever, 100% unofficial book about Fifth Harmony, the amazing girl group taking the whole world by storm! The book charts their rise through X-Factor USA to the release of their first single in their quest for international stardom. All the essential details are inside for Harmonizers to test their knowledge of the girls' early days, plus loads of photos, quotes, profiles, games and more. So whether the girls have got you through tough times or just helped to make you smile, if you love their music you'll love this book!Fifth Harmony are the most amazing all-girl group and are the most successful group to have come out of X Factor USA. Now signed to Simon Cowell's music label, they released their first album - Reflection - in 2015 and are currently in the studio recording their follow-up album.

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Dance

Rita Storey
Authors:
Rita Storey
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Tom Daley

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Bradley Wiggins

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Bradley Wiggins is a national hero - the first British person to win the Tour de France - EVER. Read his story from his childhood years right up to when he crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Olympics. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

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Monty Panesar

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King
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Hope Powell

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Hope had a dream -- to play in, and manage, the England women's football team.This is the story of Hope's early years and her break through into world-class women's football.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Tiger Woods

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Tiger had a dream -- to be a top golf professional.This is the story of Tiger's early years and his break through into the golf world ranking.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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At The Seaside

Paul Humphrey
Authors:
Paul Humphrey
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Hachette Children’s Group CEO, Hilary Murray Hill is delighted to announce the launch of two new imprints which will both begin publishing in 2017.

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