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  • The Bunk Bed

    By Jackie Walter, Chris Borges
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Borges
    In this story, Freddie and Billy are getting bunk beds. They are very excited but just cannot agree on which bunk each should have. Luckily, Mum has a plan.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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Bob's Cab

    By Sue Graves, Michael Emmerson
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Emmerson
    It's getting very full in Bob's cab as he stops to pick up each passenger and their pet - will they all fit? 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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Bob stops to pick up lots of passengers and their animals...but his cab gets very full!
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  • The Big Box

    By Sue Graves, Louise Forshaw
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Louise Forshaw
    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, a big box becomes lots of different things to play with!
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    Between the Wars: 1918-1939: The Armistice and After

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    The First World War ended in November 1918. As nations struggled to recover from the losses of more than four years of total war, the settlements that politicians agreed helped lay the foundations for an even more devastating war only twenty years later.Between the Wars focuses on this critical time in history. It examines the treaties that ended the First World War and looks at the social, political and economic events of the 1920s and 30s. These include the creation of the League of Nations, revolutions in Russia, the splitting up of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of Palestine, the Spanish Civil War, the Great Depression in the USA, fascism in Europe, Stalin's Soviet Union, the militarisation of Japan and the rise of the Nazis in Germany, which ultimately led to the Second World War and the Holocaust.This fascinating book perfectly sets the scene for the study of the Second World War, showing how the twenty years between the wars was a time of huge global political change, propelling us from one war to another.
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  • Big Truck's Road Adventure

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    Stunning and inventive photgraphic picture book combining rhyme, storytelling and factual info - perfect to shareIt's busy on the roads with big trucks zooming by - tankers, tip-up trucks, log trucks, rubbish trucks and even a mighty road train! Dive into the world of trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos and snazzy artwork, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts. Perfect to capture a toddler's attention, or a terrific bedtime read for 3+
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  • Bugs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Find out all about funny bugs, from spotty ladybirds to darting dragonflies. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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    Britain and the European Union

    By Simon Adams
    Authors:
    Simon Adams
    On 23 June 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. To understand this important outcome and resulting Brexit, we need to know what the EU does and find out about its past relationship with Britain. This comprehensive guide is an ideal introduction to the concept of the EU for readers aged 10 and up. It explores what the EU is, how it was formed, how it governs, its member states, its citizens and its role in Europe and the wider world, with a particular focus on Britain's relationship with the EU. It includes a chapter exploring the results of the Brexit referendum, looking at the pros and cons of being a member and what the future hold for Britain, post-Brexit. It concludes with a detailed factfile on every country that is currently a member of the EU, as well as a glimpse at possible future member states, such as Turkey.
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  • Ben's Rocket

    By Anne Cassidy, Steve Cox
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Cox
    Ben really wants to go into space. He tries hard to get there! Perhaps his dad can help him?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Brazil and Rio de Janeiro

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and the outlook for the future. Each title also features a closer look at an individual city within the country.The fastest developing country in South America, Brazil is going through an exciting period of rapid economic and social change. These changes are magnified in one of Brazil's greatest cities, Rio. Managing a population sharply divided between rich and poor and protecting its unique rainforest are just two of the challenges that Brazil must tackle if it is to continue its positive growth.
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  • Bedtime for Little Bears

    By Heather Maisner, Tomislav Zlatic
    Authors:
    Heather Maisner
    Illustrated by:
    Tomislav Zlatic
    A search-and-find book with a difference! Children will love spotting the hiding bears, discovering the naughty things they've done and helping Big Bear to put everything back in its place - then flipping the page to see if they were right! It is the perfect interactive story book to share with a young child aged 3+ at bedtime or when discussing why it's a good idea to tidy up!The book has lots of detail and is brightly illustrated to engage small children. It helps them explore their world and stretches their powers of observation, vocabulary and understanding.It is part of a series of charming picture books - why not discover the little bears at school, going shopping and having a picnic.
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  • Big Cats

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Roar! Discover the world of the fierce big cats, from sleepy lions to speedy cheetahs. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • The Birth of Science: 1500–1700

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1500 to 1700. The Birth of Science investigates scientific developments in the early modern era and includes the discoveries of important scientific figures such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • But What If? A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Daisy is moving to a new house and a new school. She is worried. What if she doesn't like her new neighbours or teacher? What if her cat runs away? Can Grandpa help her feel less worried?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
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  • Bob's Bobble Hat

    By Margaret Nash
    Authors:
    Margaret Nash
    Bob gets a new bobble hat! He does not like the bobble, but maybe someone else in the family will?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 puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3-5.
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  • Both Sides of the Story: The Death Penalty

    By Nicola Barber
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber
    Have the worst criminals forfeited their right to life? Or is the death penalty an abuse of human rights? Should all lives be valued equally, even those of convicted murderers? Some people argue that a life sentence in prison can be a worse prospect that the death penalty. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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  • Both Sides of the Story: Animal Rights

    By Patience Coster
    Authors:
    Patience Coster
    What rights should animals have in the modern world? Can animal cruelty be justified by human demands for affordable meat or medical advances? While few people would argue against animal welfare, our modern lifestyle is made possible in part by animal suffering. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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    Brothers at War - A First World War Family History

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    At the turn of the 20th century four brothers were born to the Baker family, Lionel, Arthur, Maurice and Harold. Over a hundred years later Eliza, one of Arthur Baker's great-grandchildren, and her mother, Sarah, decided to find out about these ancestors. They delved into the past to uncover for themselves the story of Lionel, Arthur and Maurice during the First World War.Using letters sent from the Western Front, a diary written in a prisoner of war camp and a wealth of authentic sources, including family photographs, Eliza and Sarah uncover their fascinating family history of the First World War.Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a great resource for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Big Trucks

    By Melanie Palmer
    Authors:
    Melanie Palmer
    Rhyme and Find board books offer a unique combination of big bold photographs and fun read aloud rhyming text, plus a spot and find panel on each page, perfect for adults and children to share and enjoy. A picture activity at the back brings an extra visual treat!
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  • Bedtime & New School

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    It's bedtime but it's hard to get to sleep, especiallly with all the scary shadows! And what will it be like to start a new school?Talk a Story is a series of wordless books designed to build visual and language skills by encouraging children to describe the stories in their own words.
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