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The Night Before Christmas

By Clement C Moore, Angela Barrett
Authors:
Clement C Moore
Illustrated by:
Angela Barrett
" 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there."So the scene is set for a visit from Santa Claus (AKA Father Christmas!) in this much loved festive poem by Clement C. Moore. Brought to colourful life by Mary Engelbreit's lavish and warmly traditional illustrations, this version is perfect to share with children in the build up to Christmas, capturing the excitement and magic of festive season in a wonderful, read-aloud poem. It makes a great Christmas gift or stocking filler to be treasured by all the a family. This popular version, now in a new edition, has has been a New York Times' bestseller.
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Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures: A book of fun and factual animal rhymes

By Michaela Strachan, Sarah Horne
Authors:
Michaela Strachan
Illustrated by:
Sarah Horne
Take a really wild rhyming adventure with these wacky and wonderful poems from TV presenter Michaela Strachan, perfect for readers aged 5 and up. From trying to out-spit a cobra to pulling out the tooth from a polar bear, join her on real-life animal rescues and daring challenges, plus some guessing games in this action-packed cavalcade of raucous read-aloud rhymes. The poems are accompanied by Sarah Horne's vivid illustrations and Michaela's own photos.Told in rhyme, which gives a fun twist to the tales. A bright and lively book. Well laid out with excellent photos and illustrations of the animals. - School Librarian
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  • The Very Clever Aliens

    By Joan Stimson
    Authors:
    Joan Stimson
    The Very Clever Aliens are on their way to Earth - what do they want? Find out in this fun rhyming adventure!
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  • Dragon's Lost Roar

    By Julia Rawlinson, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Julia Rawlinson
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Dragon woke and stretched his wings and said "I feel like eating things..." but when he needs his big scary roar he gets a shock!
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  • Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy

    By Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Christina Bretschneider
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

    By Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Smith
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Hey Diddle Doodle

    By Brian Moses, Jill Newton
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Jill Newton
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

    By Mick Gowar, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

    By Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Edmunds
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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