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  • Living on an Island

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
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  • Let's Go to the Playground

    By Ruth Walton
    Authors:
    Ruth Walton
    Come on a journey around a playground to find out all about forces and motion. Discover what pulls you down a slide, how a swing works, why a roundabout makes you feel dizzy and much more.Let's find out is an innovative series of non-fiction books. Through quirky illustrations and lively text, each book helps children find out about the world around them, and beyond.
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  • Love Bites and It Crawled From The Dark

    By Roy Apps, Ollie Cuthbertson
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Ollie Cuthbertson
    Bored with sleeping soundly? Fed up with sweet dreams? Well this is the book for you! Deadly Tales features two nightmare urban legends that you'll pray aren't true.In "Love Bites", Isabella, the hottest girl in school, returns from holiday with a nasty love bite on her cheek - and it's getting bigger.In "It Crawled From the Dark", Laurence knows about the monsters on the beach. But everyone just laughs at him - what a geek! But who's going to be the last one laughing?Which one will you dare to read first?
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  • L4: Scrap's Best Stick

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Scrap finds the biggest stick ever. He thinks it's brilliant, but Polly and Ash aren't so sure. Then they find a little chick that needs rescuing. Perhaps Scrap's stick will come in useful after all!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
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  • L4: Polly's Trick Mug

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Kim and Sal decide to play a trick on Polly. But will the trick work? It is Polly's trick mug, after all!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
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  • L3: You Win!

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Kim has a new cricket set. Will Ash or Polly be able to catch him out and win? Or perhaps Scrap will be the winner?Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L3: Ash and the Big Bad Fox

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, the children are playing in the woods. But there's a big bad fox out there waiting to get them... or is there?Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L3: Scully at the Fair

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Scully has to sit and wait while the children go on the rides at the fair. Then Scully gets a BIG surprise!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L2: Sal's Red Sock

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Dad has to pick up Nan. But he has not got his sock. Sal has a red sock, but will it fit Dad?This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 70 words, focuses on CVC words, double letter sounds and new letter sounds (ck, ff, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz) plus the words and, the, to, no, go, I
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  • L1: Kim's Big Bed

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    Kim has a big new bed. He can put all his toys on it. But will Mum be able to find Kim in the morning?This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.
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  • L1: Kim's Top Hat

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    In this story, Kim gets a top hat, and he conjures up all sorts of things... including his cross Dad! This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.
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  • Leapfrog: That Noise!

    By Penny Dolan, Gerald Kelley
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Gerald Kelley
    All was quiet in the classroom... but then the children start making lots of noise. Mr Edwards asks to see them all later. Are they in trouble? Or has Mr Edwards got an idea? He has lots of djembe drums in his room...The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 180 words.
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  • Little Bad Riding Hood

    By Julia Jarman, Jane Cope
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Cope
    Little Bad Riding Hood sets off with for some cakes for Granny, but she has a habit of getting into trouble...Hopscotch Twisty Tales give the classic fairy tales a new twist. Perfect for the reluctant or newly independent reader, these stories capture the spirit of the fairy tale world and encourage imaginative exploration through carefully controlled word and text levels.
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  • Lifters

    By Joe Craig
    Authors:
    Joe Craig
    Adaq and Maya are siblings - urban professionals with a unique set of thieving skills.When Adaq lifts a package from his latest target he has no idea what he's getting into. Before he can blink, the target is lying dead on the ground and he is running for his life.A sharp, urban thriller from Joe Craig, author of the international best-selling Jimmy Coates series.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
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  • Leapfrog World Tales: Too Many Webs for Anansi

    By Malachy Doyle, Lisa Smith
    Authors:
    Malachy Doyle
    Illustrated by:
    Lisa Smith
    A tale from West Africa. Anansi the trickster is hungry. All the animals are cooking but none of the food is ready. Anansi comes up with a cunning plan, but will he be ready when the food is cooked?Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.
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  • Leapfrog World Tales: No Turtle Stew Today

    By Anne Adeney, Giuliano Ferri
    Authors:
    Anne Adeney
    Illustrated by:
    Giuliano Ferri
    A tale from Africa. Turtle gets into trouble when a group of hunters capture him for their hungry chief - can he find a way to stop being made into a stew? Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.
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  • Leapfrog World Tales: Little Tiger and the Fire

    By Julia Jarman, Roberta Angaramo
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Roberta Angaramo
    A tale from West Africa. Anansi the trickster is hungry. All the animals are cooking but none of the food is ready, so Anansi comes up with a cunning plan, but will he be ready when the food is cooked?Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.
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  • L1: Sal on the Bus

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    Sal runs and runs for the bus, but she keeps missing it! Will she get on before the bus gets to school?This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.
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  • Leapfrog World Tales: Brer Rabbit and the Well

    By Malachy Doyle, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Malachy Doyle
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    In this tale from North America Brer Rabbit is up to no good. He sneaks off for a nap while Bear and Fox are busy working but ends up down a well! How will he get out?Leapfrog World Tales are exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map.
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  • Leapfrog: The Animals' Football Cup

    By Clare De Marco, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    It's Jungle United versus Rainforest Rovers in the football cup final. Hippo isn't playing well. He's just too big and clumsy. But can he save the day?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 180 words.
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