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  • One Hundred Wishes

    By Enid Richemont, Ben Whitehouse
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Ben Whitehouse
    Miserable, old Stan lives on his own, just counting his money. And when his fairy godmother grants him three wishes, all he can think of is wishing for more wishes and greedily hoarding them. But the wishes escape, and Stan's world is about to get a whole lot brighter. This story celebrates friendship, however it may find you.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.
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  • On Land

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • One of Our Tigers is Missing!

    By Sue Graves, Pauline Reeves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Pauline Reeves
    Ted and Ava love everything about tigers, and are excited to visit the safari park. When they discover that one of the tigers is missing, their expert knowledge helps the ranger to track the tiger down.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.
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  • Oolaf and the Golden Book

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
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  • Oolaf the Hero

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
    Authors:
    Jane Lacey
    Illustrated by:
    Venitia Dean
    Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children to make this decision and find out about and understand what happens when a new sibling comes into the family. It features nine case studies from children who have a range of issues from being jealous of a new baby to worrying about a relationship with a step-dad. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children aged 6+ find out what to do in difficult situations.
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  • Overcoming Fear of Failure

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Lots of people suffer from a fear of failure. It is one of the biggest causes of anxiety and stress for school students. Fear of failure can make us afraid to try new things. For some it means that they have to come first at everything they do. For many fear of failure is linked with low self-esteem. It can make people feel inadequate and ruin their self-confidence. This book explores why we fear failure and how we can overcome it - from understanding that making mistakes isn't always bad to breaking out of our comfort zones. The book ties in with the 'growth mindset' theory - that success is based on hard work, trying and being prepared to fail and pick yourself up again.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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    Olympic Expert

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Published to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games, this books gives young readers all the facts and stats, lists, quotes and trivia that they need about the Olympics. It will also take a look back at the history of the Olympics, as well as looking forward to the events and people that will light up the 2016 Olympics, and inspire a new generation of athletes and sportspeople.A great resource for readers aged 8+, Olympic Expert offers information on the great variety of different Olympic events, highlighting some 'must-see' moments, while famous Olympians through history are celebrated with quote and mini-biographies. The book concludes with a big quiz.
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    Ocean Animals from Head to Tail

    By Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
    Authors:
    Stacey Roderick
    Illustrated by:
    Kwanchai Moriya
    Guess which ocean creature each of the eight colourful close-ups belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fun facts. Discover a variety of ocean animals, from a hammerhead shark's head to a seahorse's tail. A simple-turn-the-page device makes for an interactive picture book with plenty of learning for the very young. The bright, bold illustrations will help to stimulate children's own artwork ideas and are aimed at 5-7 year olds. A companion title to Dinosaurs from Head to Tail!
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  • Outdoors

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in gardens and parks that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • Our Sun

    By Ian Graham
    Authors:
    Ian Graham
    What is the Sun made of? What happens on the surface of the Sun? What are eclipses? These are a few topics covered by Our Sun which offers exciting facts about and amazing illustrations of the Sun.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Our Moon

    By Ian Graham
    Authors:
    Ian Graham
    Did you know the Moon had seas? Ever wondered how the Moon began? Or why it changes shape? You'll be able to answer all these questions once you've read Our Moon, a book crammed full of exciting images and facts about the Moon.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Owls & Owlets

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Owls and Owlets explores how owl chicks grow from tiny, helpless balls of fluff into strong, fearsome hunters - with a little help from their parents!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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  • Optician

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    When was the last time you had your eyesight tested or visited an optician? Perhaps one day you might like to become an optician too? In this book you will meet our optician, Nicola - and some of the people she works with - and see what she does at work every day. Find out about the special equipment she uses and all the different tests she does to check the health of people's eyes.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.
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  • Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

    By Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. The Greeks must enter the city of Troy but they cannot get through the walls. Can the clever Greek soldier Odysseus trick his way in?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Orang-utan Orphans

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Orang-utan Orphans follows the ups and downs of the lives of these special animals as they are cared for at specialist rescue centres in Borneo and Sumatra in southeast Asia and focuses on both individual animals and the incredible people who look after them. Packed with emotional stories, but these books are also supported by environmental and educational content. Each book touches on issues such as conservation, habitat destruction, poaching, how each animal lives in the wild and how they are cared for in captivity.Animal Rescue, six books for children aged 7-12 studying habitats, wildlife and conservation.
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  • Occupation and Resistance

    By Simon Adams
    Authors:
    Simon Adams
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.Under Occupation looks at what life was like in the countries occupied by Axis forces during the war, covering topics such as resistance, partisans, forced labour and prisoners of war.
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  • Ocean Life

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Authors:
    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible underwater world of the oceans is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Birds, mammals, fish and many other forms of sea life are all investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like in a saltwater habitat. A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these unique forests.There are four titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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  • Owls

    By Valerie Bodden
    Authors:
    Valerie Bodden
    Owls are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their feathery world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and why many of them sleep during the day. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent birds.Owls is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
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  • The Open Ocean

    By Jinny Johnson
    Authors:
    Jinny Johnson
    Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of plants, fish, mammals and other animals. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make the deepest oceans around the world their home. Find out how they are adapted to survive, what they eat and what eats them!Six books in the series Watery Worlds is an accessible range of titles for children studying habitats at KS2.
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