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Razia's Ray of Hope

By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
Authors:
Elizabeth Suneby
Illustrated by:
Suana Verelst
Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?Razia falls asleep every night dreaming of going to school like her brothers Jamil and Karim. So when she learns that a girls' school is being built just down the road from her home, she is filled with hope...This is a compelling story of one girl's aspirations to go to school in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime. It is a moving account of how she finally persuades her father and older brother to let her go. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education in a story reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan.
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  • Red

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour red around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • Ruby's SO Rude

    By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Judith Heneghan
    Illustrated by:
    Jack Hughes
    Ruby is a rude dragon. She pushes and grabs, won't say sorry and hurts the other dragons' feelings. But something stops her in her tracks and makes her realise she is upsetting her friends. Can she learn to behave politely after all?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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  • Rex's Specs

    By Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Jack Hughes
    Rex has to wear glasses, but sometimes he wishes he didn't have to. So one day, he decides to go out without them. But oh no! What's that ahead? Watch out, Rex!This engaging story helps all children to understand what it is like to wear glasses, why some people like wearing them and yet others don't, and how friends can help you when you feel upset. It's the ideal book for a child who wears glasses, and also a useful classroom resource to help explain why some people wear glasses and others don't.
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  • The Raja and the Rice: an Indian Tale

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    The rain never came and so Tamwar's rice harvest is poor. He and his family desperately need some rice but will the Raja help...?
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  • Rushing River

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    Erg and Luli head off to fetch some water from the river but it soon leads them to grave danger...This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.
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  • Rascal's Diet

    By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Elisabetta Ferrero
    Rascal is getting fat, so Mum puts him on a diet but it leads to all sorts of trouble. Rascal's Diet is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • River Rescue

    By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Elisabetta Ferrero
    Tara and her Dad are making a raft when the horses escape from the field. As Mum and Dad go to find the horses, Tara decides to try out the raft. But soon she is in grave danger. Luckily Rocket saves the day! River Rescue is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading Programme.
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  • A Royal Robber

    By Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Cathy Brett
    A royal robber wants to steal Princess PJ's money but she persuades him otherwise!
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  • Rodeo Rider

    By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Francois Hall
    Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!
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