Karen Wallace - Hachette Children's Group

Karen Wallace



A Canadian, Karen Wallace gained a degree in English from London University. Shortly afterwards she and her husband went to Toronto and worked in the publishing business. A few years later they moved to Ireland with their two young sons, and returned to England in 1982. She now writes full-time for children and for children's television. She and illustrator Mike Bostock won the TES Information Book Award for THINK OF AN EEL (Walker Books). Her novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTSE was short-listed for the Guardian Award. She is married to novelist Sam Llewellyn.
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Cat on the Magic Mat

Karen Wallace, Mette Engell
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Mette Engell

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Cat sits on a mat, and goes on a big adventure!

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Hop and Run

Karen Wallace, Ailie Busby
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Ailie Busby
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The Sleepy Dinosaur

Karen Wallace, Ross Collins
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Ross Collins

The Sleepy Dinosaur is a fun story for young dinosaur fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.This sleepy dinosaur just cannot find the perfect place to sleep - until he's snuggled up in bed!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

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Ana Anteater Goes for Gold

Karen Wallace, Andy Rowland
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Andy Rowland

Ana Anteater has a special skill: synchronized swimming! Along with her friends she whirls and twirls around the water - so when the Olympics comes to town she has to enter! The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. They are suitable for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5.

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Cars and Trains

Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
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Planes and Jets

Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge

Can you see a zoom, zoom plane and a whirr, whirr helicopter?With a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be stuck to a variety of surfaces - from car windows to tables to high chairs - this bright, crinkly cloth book is bursting with favourite vehicles to spot. Little ones will want to take it wherever they go!

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Diggers and Dumpers

Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge

Can you see a dig, dig digger and a rumble, tumble dumper?With a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be stuck to a variety of surfaces - from car windows to tables to high chairs - this bright, crinkly cloth book is bursting with favourite vehicles to spot. Little ones will want to take it wherever they go!

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Lorries and Buses

Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge

Can you see a brrm, brrm car and a beep, beep bus?With a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be stuck to a variety of surfaces - from car windows to tables to high chairs - this bright, crinkly cloth book is bursting with favourite vehicles to spot. Little ones will want to take it wherever they go!

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Treasure Trail

Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
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Footprints in the Snow

Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland

One snowy morning, the farmyard wake to find footprints all over the land. But where did they come from? Detective Dog must solve the mystery. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.

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The Stolen Egg

Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
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The Lost Kittens

Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman

A giant Green Knight storms into King Arthur's court at Camelot demanding that his head be chopped off. The youngest knight, Sir Gawain, agrees. Then the Green Knight lives, and Sir Gawain must let the Green Knight chop off his head...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

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A Royal Robber

Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett

A royal robber wants to steal Princess PJ's money but she persuades him otherwise!

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The Stinky Giant

Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett

A thirsty giant arrives at the palace and asks for a drink. The queen won't let him in-he stinks! Princess PJ wants him to stay. Whatever can she do go get him to wash?

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Lulu's Song

Karen Wallace, Lisa Williams
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Lisa Williams
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Perseus and the Snake-haired Monster

Karen Wallace, Jane Cope
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Jane Cope
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Tudor Tearaway:Birthdays are a Serious Business

Karen Wallace, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Karen Wallace, Martin Remphry
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Dancing For Captain Drake

Karen Wallace
Authors:
Karen Wallace

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.In this story, the daring tearaway Arthur Knucklebone finds himself working as a cabin boy for Francis Drake on the Golden Hind... but will his dancing really save the Captain's life?

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A Horse Called Deathblow

Karen Wallace
Authors:
Karen Wallace