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  • Birds

    By Pat Jacobs
    Authors:
    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers - whether they own a pet or not!
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    The Book of Saints

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    What is a saint and how do you become one?Who are the most well-known saints and why are they important?This fascinating book answers these questions and tells the remarkable life stories of over 25 saints from around the world, including Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Patrick, Saint George, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Christopher and Saint Bernadette. Find out about Saint George, the patron of England who never set foot in Britain; and Saint Joan of Arc, a 15-year-old girl who led the French army to victory. Filled with historical information on the lives of saints, this is a perfect title to support religious education. It includes the most famous Catholic saints as well as more minor saints from around the world, plus details on feast days, patron saints and the process of becoming a saint. An engaging layout and colourful images make The Book of Saints ideal for children aged 9-11 who are learning about religion.
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  • The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

    By Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling
    Authors:
    Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Catling
    This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.
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  • Bats!

    By Andrew Fusek Peters
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    Andrew Fusek Peters
    A short thriller that's high on suspense! This is a perfect page turner if you want to finish a story in one sitting, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Cool, edgy computer hackers, Kiran and Roz are teens who set out to fight crime and injustice with the help of a shape-shifting data beast they've created.In Bats!, Kiran and Roz take on a firm of developers who are planning to build a shopping mall next to their school, tearing down a local habitat for endangered bats in the process. Can the data beast reveal the dodgy dealings going on behind the scenes and stop the environmental vandalism before it's too late?Reading level for this book:-ATOS: 3.3Lexile ® Measure: 460LBook Band: White
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  • Bullies and the Beast

    By Andrew Fusek Peters
    Authors:
    Andrew Fusek Peters
    A short thriller that's high on suspense! This is a perfect page turner if you want to finish a story in one sitting, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Cool, edgy computer hackers, Kiran and Roz are teens who set out to fight crime and injustice with the help of a shape-shifting data beast they've created.In Bully and the Beast, Kiran and Roz first encounter the data beast as it emerges from their computer. Initially terrified of it, they become friends with the beast and see it become more than a match for the bullies that are terrorising their school.Reading level for this book:-ATOS: 2.7Lexile ® Measure: 360LBook Band: White
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  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    By Rob M Worley
    Authors:
    Rob M Worley
    The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.
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  • Beauty and the Beast

    By Christopher E Long
    Authors:
    Christopher E Long
    This traditional fairy tale tells the story of Belle. She is sent to see the Beast in his castle after her father steals a rose from his garden. Although they become friends she cannot marry him as he is too ugly. When he lays dying of heartbreak she declares her love for him and he turns back into a handsome prince.
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  • Bradley Wiggins

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Bradley Wiggins. It examines his impact as a champion cyclist, with his triumphs in the Tour de France and the London 2012 Olympics, as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success. The book is part of a series that focuses on the people who inspire children today.
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  • British History

    By Bob Fowke
    Authors:
    Bob Fowke
    'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
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  • Basketball

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Learn how to perfect the skills, tactics and theory of basketball - from beginner-basic techniques to professional rules.
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  • Book and Magazine Publishing

    By Sarah Medina
    Authors:
    Sarah Medina
    This series takes a look behind the scenes at a variety of creative and media industries. The books give an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people working in each industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and frequently asked questions are addressed in an 'Any Questions?' feature. Each book features a comprehensive glossary and page of further information.
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  • The Beckhams

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    The Beckhams are arguably the most famous couple in the media today. David is a hugely talented football player and recently one of the most prominent faces of the London 2012 Olympics. Victoria, one of the Spice Girls, has written books, had a solo music career and created her own fashion label. Together, they are devoted to their family and have given huge support to charities around the world.
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  • Beauty & the Pea

    By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Simona Sanfilippo
    The beast of Pea Castle was sad and lonely. He needed a kiss from a princess to turn him back into a handsome prince. One day, Beauty arrived at the castle. The beast put a pea under her matress and she could not sleep a wink. Was Beauty the princess that could break the spell? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Building a Website

    By Chris Martin
    Authors:
    Chris Martin
    This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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  • The Big White Box

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Sea Force Four are called on another mission. There's a big white box on the seabed and a baby turtle is trapped in it! What could the box be? Sea Force Four to the rescue...
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  • Boxing

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    With informative but accessible text, the sport is brought to life. An indepth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it's played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide.
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  • Beware The Wicked Web

    By Anthony Masters, Alan Marks
    Authors:
    Anthony Masters
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Marks
    These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known authors and illustrated by much-loved illustrators, this series will appeal to boys and girls.
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  • Birdy and the Ghosties

    By Jill Paton Walsh, Alan Marks
    Authors:
    Jill Paton Walsh
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Marks
    Sometimes, Birdy watches her father row people across the dangerous sea, but when the wrinkled old woman asks to be ferried across, Birdy jumps in too. The woman tells Birdy that she has second sight, but Birdy isn't sure she wants this special gift. However, soon she finds that looking twice at things can bring the most unexpected results . . .With an engaging story told in short chapters, and illustrations in black and white and colour on every double-page spread, this short novel is ideal for newly confident readers.
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  • Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

    By Nick Hunter
    Authors:
    Nick Hunter
    From the winning bid to the Olympic village and stadiums, this book looks beyond the sports and into all aspects, such as the costs involved, the media and where events will take place around the country.
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  • Bangers and Cash

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!
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