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  • Pretty Poodle Parlour

    By Angela McAllister, Diane Ewen
    Authors:
    Angela McAllister
    Illustrated by:
    Diane Ewen
    There's chaos in the poodle parlour and a new hairstyle is on the loose in this red Early Reader story from KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL-shortlisted author, Angela McAllister.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Mimi loves helping out at the Pretty Poodle parlour, so when Madame Shampoodle leaves her niece, Florence, and Mimi in charge for the day, the girls can't wait to have the salon all to themselves.But with demanding customers like the Wriggly pups and Truffle Truelove to deal with, can they make everyone happy without having any hair scares or doggy disasters?
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  • A Princess Rescue

    By Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    Authors:
    Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    TV presenter Holly Willoughby's seventh adventure written with her sister Kelly. Join schoolgirl detectives Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally for more mystery and glamour, set in a contemporary school for the Performing Arts.When an Indian princess arrives in school she wants to stop being royal and start doing normal things - pillow fights, midnight feasts and cooking are her idea of fun. The end of term extravaganza is a bake-off competition and Bollywood style play, so Princess Ameera and the girls are in their element. But someone is trying to get the Princess into serious trouble. Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally jump at the chance of an adventure that will solve a royal mystery and rescue the princess.This book is GLEE for 9+ and is perfect for fans of BALLET SHOES and MALLORY TOWERS.
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  • Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Treasure Keeper

    By Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.It's Mum's birthday and Poppy and her family are putting on a pirate show. It's Poppy's job to be the treasure keeper. The only trouble is, she isn't very good at it...
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  • The Phoenix Code

    By Helen Moss
    Authors:
    Helen Moss
    When Ryan Flint accompanies his journalist mother to an archaeological expedition in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, he isn't expecting life-threatening danger and a 3,000-year-old murder mystery - but that's exactly what he finds! Before he knows it, he has joined forces with Cleo McNeil, an archaeologist's daughter, to solve secret codes, discover an ancient treasure and outwit a strange cult intent on gaining possession of the relic. Can Ryan and Cleo unravel the mystery and solve the Phoenix Code before it's too late?Indiana Jones meets THE DA VINCI CODE in this exciting new series for readers of 9+.
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  • The Pirates' Picnic

    By Angela McAllister
    Authors:
    Angela McAllister
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Jim the cabin boy decides that the pirates of the bad ship Scullywag need cheering up, so he suggests that they should go on a picnic. But he doesn't know that pirates' picnics are not like ordinary picnics at all. Can the Scullywag's crew avoid rain, rotten eggs and quicksand to find the perfect island to hold their party?
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    A Palace Full of Princesses

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    A gift book bind-up edition of four much-loved Early Reader Magical Princess stories: CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, SLEEPING BEAUTY and THE FROG PRINCE. These universally loved fairy tales are re-told with wit and charm in this beautiful book that makes the perfect Christmas gift.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books.
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  • Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate

    By Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Poppy is not very happy to discover that she is getting a new shipmate - a kitten called George. She's sure he'll be stealing her pirate treasure, taking her favourite spot by the fire, and generally causing trouble. What's a pirate dog to do?
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    Predators

    By Steve Backshall
    Authors:
    Steve Backshall
    Join DEADLY presenter Steve Backshall as he comes face to face with the world's deadliest animals, in a book packed with fascinating facts, killer statistics and stunning photographs. Combined with his own incredible experiences with creatures, large and small, Steve reveals tricks of camouflage, feats of strength, endurance, teamwork and speed, as well as giving us a glimpse into the lives of extremeophiles and looking at some of our planet's endangered species.
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  • Parkview Pickle the Show Pony

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! When Parkview Pickle arrives at Silver Shoe Farm it's clear to Tilly that something isn't right. She may be a show pony, but she's restless, fussy and just a little bit overweight. Can Tilly persuade Pickle's owner to let her help?From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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  • Pride and Joy the Event Horse

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! When Tilly sees Angela, the owner of Silver Shoe Farm, reunited with her beloved event horse, Pride and Joy, she knows they're destined to be together. So why is Angela so resistant to competing? Tilly is determined to find out...From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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  • The Poisoned Honey Cake

    By Caroline Lawrence, Helen Forte
    Authors:
    Caroline Lawrence
    Illustrated by:
    Helen Forte
    Floridius, freelance soothsayer, is afraid that he has lost his talent for seeing the future. Threptus wants to find some titbits of information that his mentor can use to convince people he still has the gift, but will a poisoned honey cake lead to disaster along the way?Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries.
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  • Poppy the Pirate Dog

    By Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Poppy is very excited to be going on holiday, especially when she is given a skull and crossbones scarf to wear. But life as a pirate dog at the seaside is trickier than she realises...
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  • The Perfect Pet Shop

    By Vivian French, Selina Young
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Selina Young
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.It's all quiet at the pet shop at the end of the day, but the animals want to have some fun - who wants a story?
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  • The Princess and the Pea

    By Sally Gardner
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Too many girls these days pretend to be princesses. REAL princesses are very hard to find. Unless, that is, you have a pea ...
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    Puppet Master

    By Joanne Owen
    Authors:
    Joanne Owen
    From riches to rags, Milena is growing up in the city of Prague at the turn of the twentieth century. Her parents' once prosperous theatre lies in disrepair and her life seems to be in ruins, and has been since that fateful night her father died in a tragic accident and Milena's beautiful, talented Mother went missing. No trace of her has been found. But Milena has never lost hope that she will come back.The day she meets the flamboyant Puppet Master and his menacing protégés, the twins Zdenko and Zdenka, under the shadow of Prague's famous Astronomical Clock in the Old Town square is, coincidentally, the date of her mother's birthday. And it's the day Milena's grandmother chooses to reveal to her the story of her ancestors... and of her legacy. Or perhaps it's not such a coincidence.Joanne Owen's debut novel skilfully mingles the legends of Bohemia in a story rich in the traditions of circus, theatre and magic, all set in a city waiting to lay bare a myriad of secrets.Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2009 and the Carnegie Medal.
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  • The Parent Swap Shop

    By Francesca Simon, Pete Williamson
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Pete Williamson
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Ava is sick and tired of her parents always telling her what to do. Nag nag nag. Why can't she have the kind of parents that let her eat sweets all day? Or parents who never make her go to bed, or eat vegetables?Then she sees an advert for the Parent Swap Shop, and Ava knows it's time to trade in the old ones for a new and improved Mum and Dad.
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  • Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy's Promise

    By Liz Kessler
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    The third magical fairy novel in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler.Philippa is looking forward to spending New Year in the village where her new friend Robyn lives. But her fairy godsister Daisy, assigned to a new job but disobeying orders as usual, turns up to warn her that something really bad (SRB) is going to happen! What they don't know is that a fairy has gone missing from the ancient stone circle on the moors - and that at ATC (Above the Clouds) Headquarters, the fairy godmothers in charge have a special plan for them...A perfect story for Liz Kessler's many fans, in which humans and fairies swap worlds with dramatic and unexpected consequences.
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    Playing With Fire

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    Kev's a loner, a hard case. When his mum and dad split up, he goes off the rails. He's looking for trouble - but he never means it to go that far . . . the fire, the shed, that old man. After the fire Kev is moved to a new school to build a new life, but his terrible secret is found out. The only way Kev knows how to deal with it is through another fire. But this time perhaps it's Kev's life that will go up in flames.Alan Gibbons writes with compassion and intuitive understanding about one boy's battle to survive against the odds.
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  • Power Play

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern makes sure they work hard and play hard.Kev doesn't make any allowances. That goes for the new boy Chris Power who's just signed up with the Diamonds. Can he earn a place in their affections when he's living in achildren's home and trying to make sense of what's happened in his life...?
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  • Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker's Daughter

    By Liz Kessler
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Philippa and Daisy, her fairy godsister, are reunited in a second magical Philippa Fisher adventure from Liz Kessler, author of the bestselling Emily Windsnap series.Being on holiday with her mum and dad should be wonderful, but Philippa Fisher is lonely. When she meets a girl called Robyn, she's sure there's something odd about her - something she's not saying - and Philippa is determined to find out what it is. And whatever it may be, Philippa is sure that her fairy godsister, Daisy, will be able to help. But things are about to go horribly wrong...Wonderful characters, an intriguing plot, and all the magic you could wish for - this is Liz Kessler at her very best in a lovely, sympathetic story about friendships old and new.
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