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  • Toys

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the toys children played with in the past and compare with the toys they play with today. Discover what different materials are used and how toys have changed. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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  • Ten Tractors and Farm Machines

    By JP Percy
    Authors:
    JP Percy
    Find out all about ten amazing farm machines!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of ten awesome farm machines. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you learn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible. There are four books in the series: Trucks, Fire Engines & Emergency Vehicles, Diggers, and Tractors & Farm Machines.For children aged 5+
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  • Ten Trucks

    By Chris Oxlade
    Authors:
    Chris Oxlade
    Find out all about ten amazing trucks!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of ten awesome machines. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you learn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible. There are four books in the series: Trucks, Fire Engines & Emergency Vehicles, Diggers, and Tractors & Farm Machines.For children aged 5+
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  • Tom the Naughty Tooth Fairy

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Tom is a Tooth Fairy in trouble! He's spent so much time playing he has forgotten to collect teeth and the Fairy Boss is not happy ... does Tom have time to go back?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 Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Tim Berners-Lee

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the life of Tim Berners-Lee from his early life to his career and why he invented the World Wide Web.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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  • Ten Diggers and Digging Machines

    By JP Percy
    Authors:
    JP Percy
    Find out all about ten amazing digging machines!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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  • Ten Fire Engines and Emergency Vehicles

    By Chris Oxlade
    Authors:
    Chris Oxlade
    Find out all about ten amazing emergency vehicles!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks ad emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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  • The Town Makeover

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    This book explores the theme of civic or community pride in shared spaces and is suitable for young children aged 5+. Noah is really looking forward to his favourite magician visiting his town but he thinks his town needs a makeover before he comes. He and his family and friends get to work clearing litter and decorating the town. But how do they all feel when it looks like the magician can't make it after all? For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 5: green.The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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  • Touch

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    What does it feel like when you stroke a cat? How does your body tell you when it is hurting? Which part of your body has the toughest skin - and which is the most sensitive? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of touch is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
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  • Toys

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    Authors:
    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    This book is an engaging exploration of the history toys from the wooden and metal toys of the 19th century, through the emergence of plastic toys to the development of electronic toys today. It considers toys as varied as Noah's ark and dolls and encourages children to use their knowledge of materials and technology to date the toys they are considering.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • Taste

    By Anita Ganeri
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    How many taste buds does the human tongue have? Why do some things taste good and some taste bad? Why is your tongue so long and bendy - and which other parts of the body help us to taste things? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of taste is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
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  • Too Many Nightingales!

    By Sam Hay, Roger Simó
    Authors:
    Sam Hay
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Simó
    When the King and Queen discover a beautiful nightingale singing in their garden, they immediately adore it. But whatever the King and Queen like, the people love! Suddenly everything in the kingdom has a nightingale image on it, 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 word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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  • Trucks

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of trucks. From huge tankers and road trains to rescue trucks and transporters, find out how much these specialist machines weigh, where they are used, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts. Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical. Bright and colourful computer generated imagery for children who love cartoons and animation and Mike's chibi character is a familiar icon style for many children. These books are designed to be particularly friendly to children.
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  • Trains

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of trains. From the fastest MAGLEV trains to early steam trains, find out how much these specialist machines weigh, where they are used, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts. Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical.
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  • Thumbelina Thinks Big

    By Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    Thumbelina dreams of being a model on the catwalk. She has big dreams of stardom...but not very much luck at being noticed! When a local fashion show comes to town, is this her big chance? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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  • Tim Berners-Lee

    By Damian Harvey, Judy Brown
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Judy Brown
    Tim Berners Lee started off his career building computers out of old televisions. He is now one of the most prolific internet experts in the world and was responsible for founding the World Wide Web!Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    By Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Evans
    "Who's that trip-trapping over MY bridge?" roared the troll.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three billy goats as they try to outwit the troll and reach the meadow on the other side of his bridge.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • The Three Little Pigs

    By Maggie Moore, Rob Hefferan
    Authors:
    Maggie Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Rob Hefferan
    "Little pig, little pig, let me in!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join in the refrains and watch as the clever little pig outwits the big, bad wolf.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Tick-Tock: A book about time

    By James Dunbar
    Authors:
    James Dunbar
    What is it we cannot see, hear, touch or smell; that we all have to live with and is so old it was around before the world was created? The answer is of course TIME. Tick-Tock takes us on a journey from counting out seconds in heartbeats, to measuring time with clocks and calendars. Discover how we can sense time is passing, and find out some of the amazing things that happen as time ticks on and on and on...The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • The Three Frilly Goats Fluff

    By Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain, Phil Littler
    Authors:
    Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    Illustrated by:
    Phil Littler
    Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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