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  • Hidden Talent

    By Cath Jones, Anne Defreville
    Authors:
    Cath Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Anne Defreville
    It's the school talent show, and a famous celebrity is coming to judge. Max's friends are excited and long to take part, but Max feels far too shy. Friendship and understanding help her work through and ultimately overcome her anxiety.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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 activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. 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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  • Heroic Leaders and Activists

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    Rita Petruccioli
    In Heroic Leaders and Activists you will meet the early feminists who first stood up for women's rights around the world, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Qiu Jin. Read about the astonishing Helen Keller, who despite being born deaf and blind, became a political activist and writer. Discover the women who have used their art to promote social justice, such as poet Maya Angelou. These inspiring activists for peace, human rights and the environment have all, in their own ways, made their mark on history. Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Here Come the Mummies and Babies

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Mummies and Babies is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute mummy and baby animals! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, fluffy pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a matching game page at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the mummies and babies! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks, Here Come the Bunnies
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  • Horses & foals

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Horses & Foals explores how foals grow from wobbly newborns into strong, independent horses - with a little help from their mother!Animals & their Babies: Horses & Foals is part of 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. A large format makes these books perfect for sharing and group discussion for young readers, but particularly those aged three to five.
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  • Hasan's Idea

    By Jill Atkins, José Rubert
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    José Rubert
    Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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 activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. 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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    Hello Lighthouse

    By Sophie Blackall
    Authors:
    Sophie Blackall
    A beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time. Winner of the Caldecott Medal 2019.On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams, sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. As the seasons pass and the waves rise and fall, outside, the wind blows; inside, the lighthouse keeper writes, and the rhythms of his life unfold. But change is on the horizon...With beautiful illustrations from Sophie Blackall - the artist behind New York Times bestseller, Finding Winnie."I will be surprised if a more exquisite picture book is published this year" - New York Times"A jewel of a creation" - Publishers Weekly
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  • The Haven

    By Simon Lelic
    Authors:
    Simon Lelic
    An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in a new series by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. You don't know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you ... Our city. Our secret. Our rules. Alone. On the run. Ollie Turner has nowhere to hide. But he gets a second chance. Underneath the city there's a secret organisation, far from adult eyes. It's called the Haven. Soon Ollie is caught up in their battle: to stop Maddy Sikes destroying the city. Time is running out for Ollie and his new friends, and millions of lives are at stake ... 'What a cool idea. Modern street kids doing it for themselves and kicking adult butt.' Charlie Higson'One of those grab 'em by the throat thrillers that takes off on the first page.' Eoin Colfer'Adventurous, and thrilling.' Harsh Budheo, age 11, LoveReading4Kids'An action-packed book, rammed full of adventure and danger. I loved reading this book.' Bella Rix-Clancy, age 11, LoveReading4Kids'A riveting read - fast-paced from the off and with breathless action. A perfect haven for young readers!' Chris Bradford, author of Young SamuraiAn explosive and compelling read from the writer of adult thrillers THE HOUSE, THE LIAR'S ROOM and RUPTURE.
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    Halo Moon

    By Sharon Cohen
    Authors:
    Sharon Cohen
    Bravery, friendship and the magic of an unknowable universe combine in this extraordinary adventure from the heart. Great for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and David Almond. In Ethiopia, Ageze has unearthed an ancient device that can make predictions. It tells him: there is a date, there is a place, there is a moment when it will happen. A disaster that will change everything. Halo Moon loves stars, and the night sky is full of them in her remote Yorkshire village. It's a place where nothing interesting ever happens, let alone a catastrophe. So when a stranger appears at the end of a near-impossible journey and tells her lives are at risk, she can barely believe it. But if she doesn't help Ageze, everything and everyone she knows might disappear for ever ... As Halo says: there's a hundred ways to start this story, a hundred ways to tell it. Each one is impossible. Each one, unbelievable. But it did all happen and I promise it's all true.HALO MOON is Sharon Cohen's second novel. Her first novel, THE STARMAN AND ME, was highly commended for the Branford Boase Award 2018 and shortlisted for the Essex Book Awards 2018. It has also been shortlisted for the East Sussex Children's Book Awards 2019 and nominated for the Northern Ireland Book Award 2019.
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  • How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: Ultimate Movie Guide

    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, this is the ultimate guide to How to Train Your Dragon.This definitive, official guide gives you the lowdown on all of Toothless and Hiccup's adventures - from how they first met to their biggest battles. Learn dragon myths, Viking legends and battle stories in this bumper book of Berk. A must-have gift for any Dragons fans!Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World is scheduled for release in February 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
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  • How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: Glow in the Dark Sticker Book

    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, get ready for adventure with Hiccup and Toothless in this activity book with glow-in-the-dark stickers!Join your favourite heroes and dragons from Berk in this action-packed activity book with over 250 glow-in-the-dark stickers!Full of games, puzzles, colouring and more, this activity book will keep Dragons fans busy for hours!Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
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  • How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: Dragon Gliders

    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, build and fly your own dragons in this action-packed activity book!Race your dragons with your friends and find out who can fly the furthest - will it be Toothless, Stormfly, Hookfang or the new Light Fury?Full of games, puzzles, colouring and more, this activity book will keep Dragons fans busy for hours!Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
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  • How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: The Story of the Film

    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks frnachise, read all about Hiccup and Toothless's next adventure in Berk in this official Story of the Film!Everyone's favourite heroes Hiccup and Toothless are back for a brand-new adventure!Read the story of the film in this fun, full-colour storybook!Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
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  • How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: 1001 Stickers

    Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, join Hiccup and Toothless in this fun-filled sticker activity book - with over 1000 stickers!A dragon-filled activity book perfect for fans of How To Train Your Dragon! This sticker book is packed with games, activities and over 1000 stickers of all of your favourite Dragons characters. Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
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  • How to Train Your Dragon

    By Cressida Cowell
    Authors:
    Cressida Cowell
    Read the book that inspired the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon: THE HIDDEN WORLD. With exclusive content, including Viking facts and a sneak peek of The Wizards of Once!Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER!But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?THE THIRD AND FINAL FILM IN THE EPIC HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TRILOGY WAS RELEASED ON 4TH FEBRUARY 2019 TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM:"A REAL TREAT" Daily Mail "TAKE WING ON THE BREATHTAKING VISUALS... AN EPIC ANIMATED ACTION FANTASY" The Mirror "THE HIDDEN WORLD ENSURES THE SERIES GOES OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY" The Express
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  • Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    Join Douglas for springtime magic in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies to date in 26 languages!When a nest full of eggs comes crashing down Hugless Douglas offers to look after them until Swoopy Bird has built a new home. But Douglas soon discovers a hug is not enough to keep a little egg safe. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his ninth book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail
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    Happy to Be Me

    By Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Emma Dodd
    A fun-filled, rhyming book celebrating bodies of all kinds, from Emma Dodd, the bestselling author-illustrator of Forever and Sometimes.Thank you, hands, you touch and hold.Ears, you hear the things I'm told.Thank you, eyes, you let me see. Oh, I'm so happy to be me!Emma Dodd's simple, heartfelt story offers children and their parents a way of talking easily, and with gratitude, about their bodies and the wonderful things they can do. This is the perfect way to build body confidence and self-esteem in even the youngest children!'With simple, rhyming text and bright, colourful artwork, this delightful picture book ... reminds us that each and every body is different, with its diverse cast of young friends including a wheelchair-user, a child with a hearing aid and characters with glasses. Another success from the bestselling author-illustrator' BookTrustLook out for these other amazing books from Emma Dodd (written by Giles Andreae):I Love My MummyI Love My DaddyI Love My GrandmaI Love My GrandadI Love My Teacher
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    A Home on the River

    By Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Charles Fuge
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story.Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends?Other titles in the series:A Home Full of Friends
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  • How Do Plants Grow?

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out about how plants grow.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are forces? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • Helicopters

    By Tim Cooke
    Authors:
    Tim Cooke
    Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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  • Here Come the Llamas

    By Pat-a-Cake, Laura Hambleton
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Laura Hambleton
    Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Llamas is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute llamas! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, fluffy pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a matching game page at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the llamas! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks, Here Come the Bunnies, Here Come the Unicorns
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