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  • Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Anne Passchier
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Anne Passchier
    The family favourite game 'I Spy' is brought to life in this fun book - can you spot the cow and her calf on the farm? Giant peek-through flaps offer clues to help guessing, and there are lots of other animals to spot, too.Charming, bright illustrations will entice preschoolers who are exploring their new fascination with letters and sounds, and the sturdy peekaboo flaps will bring hours of fun! Perfect for learning essential skills through play.Also available: Spot and Say: Jungle
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    Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    A sensitive and accessible account of the refugee crisis facing millions around the world.What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.Winner of The Society of Authors ALCS Educational Writers' Award, 2018.
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    Frockodile

    By Jeanne Willis, Stephanie Laberis
    Authors:
    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by:
    Stephanie Laberis
    Celebrating acceptance and being who you really are, this joyful story is about Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress.When the hyenas laugh at Cliff, he pretends he's dressing up for a play. But no play exists! Luckily his friend Freddy comes to the rescue and creates a show for Cliff to star in. But what will his dad say when he sees him?A funny story about inclusion and supporting your friends and family.Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.
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  • Fancy Dress

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Perfect for celebrating all things fancy dress, and great for World Book Day! Create crazy costume combinations as you flip the flaps in this split-page book.Mix and match fun fancy dress costumes to make lots of new flip flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as spacesuits, tiger costumes and footballers get all mixed up in this rainbow book of new fancy dress friends. With 72 possible combinations to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip-flap fun.Also available: Mermicorns
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  • Fish

    By Pat Jacobs
    Authors:
    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers - whether they own a pet or not!
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    The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    By Patricia Levy
    Authors:
    Patricia Levy
    High-drama history, describing moment-by-moment the fall of the Berlin WallThirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. This historic event is described in detail, focusing not only on the day itself, but also what led to the wall being there in the first place. It looks at the history of the Wall, explaining why it was built, as well as looking at the implications of what happened in the wider context of 20th century history. Real life accounts are included in moment-in-time boxes, acting as a freeze frame of people's thoughts, emotions and experiences as those from West Germany were at last free to travel to the East and vice versa.Complete with photographs, maps and a timeline, this is a fascinating insight into 20th century history.An ideal book to support the study of modern history in schools
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  • Fighter Aircraft

    By Tim Cooke
    Authors:
    Tim Cooke
    Explore everything there is to know about the quickest of all military machines, the fighter jet. When it comes to aerial fighting, split seconds make the difference between life and death. This book follows the history of fighters from duelling pilots above the trenches of World War I to modern stealth aircrafts that enter enemy territory at speeds faster than the speed of sound.The Ultimate Military Machines series gives an up-close look at the most powerful weapons and fighting vehicles in the world and explains what makes them so lethal.
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  • First Writing Wipe Clean

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    First in a brand-new series of PJ Masks wipe clean titles, this book is perfect for young PJ Masks fans who are just setting out on their own super writing adventure.Come with Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on this first alphabet adventure, with letters to trace, wipe and trace again! Packed with favourite heroes, pesky villains and super-cool super vehicles, this activity book makes learning to write easy peasy lizard squeezy, and lots of fun! Also available for little learners: PJ Masks: Early Reader
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  • Fun at the Beach

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Mum and Dad want to go to the beach, but Kenzo and Koko are not so keen - the weather is very windy. Once they arrive, it's Kenzo and Koko who have all the fun! 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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Fara Williams

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Flip the Flamingo

    By Penny Dolan
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Flip is a baby flamingo who discovers it's hard to stand on your own two feet, at first! 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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Villie Karabatzia
    Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Farm helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of fun and friendly farm animals, busy machines and much more! This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, First Words, Animals, Things That Go, Shapes
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    Fergus Barnaby Goes on Holiday

    By David Barrow
    Authors:
    David Barrow
    The delightfully stylish and funny debut book from Sebastian Walker Award winner David Barrow, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 with Have You Seen My Elephant?Fergus Barnaby is going on holiday. He has packed his suitcase... but there's something missing.He has lent his bucket and spade to Fred!And his swimming goggles to Emily Rose!And his kite to Teddy!Off he goes to fetch them - will the holiday ever begin? Visit David at davebarrowillustration.co.uk and follow him at @DaveBarrow3.
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  • Farmyard Friends

    By Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Gwé
    Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development.In Farmyard Friends, babies will squeal with happiness when they see the funny animals in this book. From adorable ducklings to bouncy sheep, there are lots of friendly animal characters and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. This title also introduces some environmental sounds like mooing, baaing and neighing. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite. Also available: Go, Car, Go
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  • First Words

    By Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Villie Karabatzia
    Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.First Words helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary with essential first words. This robust board book features themes and settings familiar to toddlers from mealtime and animals to clothes, food and toys, and will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading. The playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike, while a brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, Animals, ABC, Things That Go
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  • Florence Nightingale

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Florence Nightingale and her work during the Crimean War. Find out how she changed the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly skilled and well-respected medical profession with very important responsibilities. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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    Fussy Freda

    By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Fred Blunt
    A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up!Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house.Mum cooks beans. YUK!Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK!Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK!There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy - and this causes a culinary catastrophe!This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/
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  • Feathered Friends

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    PJ masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Join them in this super-cool adventure story book based on the episode 'Feathered Friends' - Owlette really wants a pet, but when a bird arrives in the PJ Masks' HQ, Owlette gets more than she bargained for. Luna Girl has been up to something, and the PJ Masks must work together - and with Birdy - to save the day. PJ Masks all shout hooray! Also available: PJ Masks: Mayhem at the Museum and PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow-in-the-Dark sticker book PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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  • Fruit

    By Camilla Lloyd
    Authors:
    Camilla Lloyd
    The Photo Word Book series of books are simple, non-fiction reading books to help establish vocabulary, basic grammar and comprehension alongside current reading schemes. The book uses a new typeface with specially designed letter shapes to help with children's literacy development. Each word is featured with one sentence to introduce it. A second sentence relates the word to the charming pictures.Includes a bibliographical quiz to turn the index and contents page into fun games.Designed to bridge the gap between nursery and the national curriculum, these books will introduce emergent readers to curriculum topics in a charming and visually stimulating way. Developed for children to read on their own or with adult guidance in conjunction with the Roehampton Institute. Ideal for emergent readers, reluctant readers and those diagnosed with dyslexia.
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  • First World War

    By Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
    Authors:
    Jon Richards
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Vipond
    History in Infographics: The First World War helps children get to grips with the immense scale of the First World War. Find out the size of each country's army, see how many km of trenches there were, learn about the average age of soldiers and the amount of underage soldiers fighting, how many people were taken prisoner, how many zeppelins were built, how big the tanks were, what were the major battles and much, much more.History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. Ideal for children aged 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages
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