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  • Champion Gran

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    This story expores the issue of respect - if we don't respect other people we miss the chance to learn from them and enjoy their friendship. In the story, seven-year old Kara doesn't want to visit her gran because she thinks it will be boring. But Sally at the care home takes Kara on a tour and she learns all about the lives of the residents - which are not boring at all. Kara even finds out that she and her gran have something in common. The story is suitable for children aged 5+ who are learning to read or for sharing with an adult. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 5: green.The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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    Can Everyone Please Calm Down?

    By Mae Martin
    Authors:
    Mae Martin
    WHY DO WE FIND SEXUALITY SO, WELL ... SCARY?Comedian Mae Martin investigates in this hilarious and intelligent guide to 21st century sexuality. Covering everything from the pros and cons of labels, to coming out and the joys of sexual fluidity, Mae ponders all the stuff we get hung up about - and then a bit more.Mae's mission is to ensure that in a world that's full of things to worry about, who we choose to kiss should not be one of them. And when it comes to sexuality, she asks:CAN EVERYONE PLEASE CALM DOWN?
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    Chatterbox Bear

    By Pippa Curnick
    Authors:
    Pippa Curnick
    Meet Gary the bear - he just can't stop chatting! A laugh-out-loud-funny story about friendship and understanding.Gary the bear is a chatterbox, but when nobody wants to listen he sets sail in search of new friends. Soon Gary arrives on an island full of birds . . . the problem is they don't understand a word of Bear! Gary has to learn that words are not the only way to communicate and make new friends.This sunny and bright picture book is bursting with energy and humour.From the illustrator of Lucie Goose, shortlisted for the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize.
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    The Colour of Happy

    By Laura Baker, Angie Rozelaar
    Authors:
    Laura Baker
    Illustrated by:
    Angie Rozelaar
    A beautiful explanation of feelings shown through colour as one little boy navigates a range of emotions - from happiness and excitement to hope and love, all on his way to present a gift to his mum. Blue is for the calm I feel wandering in the spring.Yellow is for happy when I spot a special thing.This book is the perfect introduction to both emotions and colours.
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  • Cheetah Learns to Play Nicely - A book about being a good sport

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what fair play is, and help them understand the importance of being a good sport. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Cheetah always wants to win - no matter what it takes. But when his friends no longer want to play with him, he decides to look at his behaviour and start playing more nicely.The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
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  • Croc Needs to Wait - A book about patience

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being patient, and help them understand the importance of waiting their turn. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Croc can never wait for anything - he's alway interrupting, rushes everything and he can never wait to take his turn. Can he learn to slow down and be a little more patient?The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
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  • Cat on the Magic Mat

    By Karen Wallace, Mette Engell
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Mette Engell
    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.Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Cat sits on a mat, and goes on a big adventure!
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  • The Class Vote

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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  • Claude Best in Show

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life - in this very special short story created especially for World Book Day 2019. The Great Waggy Avenue Dog Show is happening today - and there are medals galore to be won! Claude nearly wags his tail off and Sir Bobblysock's bobbles tingle with excitement.If only they knew a dog so Claude and Sir Bobblysock could take part . . .Praise for the Claude series:'Quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' MetroClaude is now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.
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    Colour Me In

    By Lydia Ruffles
    Authors:
    Lydia Ruffles
    FIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN. "A dream of a novel"Buzz feed"Dark, vivid and totally original. I loved it." Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal"Remember the name Lydia Ruffles" StylistThe Catcher in the Rye meets Turtles All the Way DownNineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke.But when something irreparable happens and familiar black weeds start to crawl inside him, Arlo flees to the other side of the world, taking only a sketchbook full of maps.There, he meets fellow traveller Mizuki and they decide to get lost together. But how far can you run before you lose yourself completely?
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  • Coyote the Fire Thief

    By Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    James Rey Sanchez
    In this retelling of a native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world.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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  • Cats & kittens

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Cats & Kittens explores how kitten grow from cute, playful balls of fur into strong, independent cats - with a little help from their mother!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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  • Colours

    By Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Gwé
    Babies will love this bright and bold touch-and-feel book about colours that's perfect for getting them talking.Talking to a baby is the easiest and most enjoyable way that parents and carers can help them learn and develop. Chatterbox Baby has been specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech and understanding.With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby: Colours gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.Also available: Chatterbox Baby: Numbers, Chatterbox Baby: Shapes, Chatterbox Baby: Words
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    The Colour of the Sun

    By David Almond
    Authors:
    David Almond
    A darkly twisted detective ghost tale, from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Prize.Davie travels his small town in search of a supposed murderer. But the landscape soon starts to blur into something dark and twisted. He must make sense of the landscape, if he has any chance of finding answers. The people he encounters on his travels don't seem entirely real either. Then he meets the victim of the murder ... but, is he dead, or alive?
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  • Cool Stuff to Sew

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations and all the other crafty creations in this book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Climate Change

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    A powerful look at the biggest environmental issues facing our generationEarth is now warmer than at any time in the past 650,000 years, putting it at huge risk from natural disasters from flooding to desertification. How can we reverse climate change before it is too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos. Important reading for children aged 9 and up.
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  • Comparing Countries: Games and Entertainment (English/Arabic)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    How do children have fun in other countries? Travel the world with Games and Entertainment to see the activities that people enjoy, from sport and games to art and music. Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in ten different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Comparing Countries: Games and Entertainment (English/Urdu)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    How do children have fun in other countries? Travel the world with Games and Entertainment to see the activities that people enjoy, from sport and games to art and music. Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in ten different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Comparing Countries: Games and Entertainment (English/Polish)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    How do children have fun in other countries? Travel the world with Games and Entertainment to see the activities that people enjoy, from sport and games to art and music. Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in ten different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Comparing Countries: Games and Entertainment (English/French)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    How do children have fun in other countries? Travel the world with Games and Entertainment to see the activities that people enjoy, from sport and games to art and music. Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in ten different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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