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  • Giraffes Can't Dance: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

    By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding your own tune.Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. A funny, touching and triumphant story, it has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now in a beautiful limited-edition hardback, complete with a foiled slipcase, this is the perfect present for every family.A highly collectable edition for fans old and new."All toddlers should grow up reading this" - Daily Mail"A modern classic" - Baby and Me"A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms ... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different" - Junior"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" - Daily Telegraph
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  • Goodnight, Mr Panda

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly. Steve Antony's Mr Panda series has taken the children's book world by storm, selling over 600,000 copies since it was first published.
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    Go Green!

    By Liz Gogerly, Miguel Sanchez
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    Illustrated by:
    Miguel Sanchez
    It's Anjali's birthday party and the children have had a great time. But looking around the room at the end, they see mountains of rubbish, from food waste to wrapping paper, burst balloons and small plastic toys. What will happen to all of this waste?The children find out what happens at a recycling centre and about the huge amount of objects that can be recycled or reused. They learn how to take action outside by helping nature, reducing waste at school dinners, and saving energy and water at home. Through chatting to teachers and local people, the children learn all about green topics such as landfills, litter, plastic mountains in oceans and global warming. But it's not all doom and gloom. They discover that there are ways that they can take action to help save their environment and the planet. By walking to school or switching off lights when they don't need them, this book is full of ideas for reducing and reusing. At the end they hold a fun Eco Festival to raise awareness of how easy it is to 'go green'! 'Stop and Think' panels encourage readers to think about the problem in their local area and 'Take Action' panels give advice for how readers can get involved
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  • The Gingerbread Man

    By Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Susan Batori
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall
    Illustrated by:
    Susan Batori
    "Run, run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" Follow the gingerbread man with his famous refrain as he runs away from Molly and her Mum who have baked and decorated him for their tea.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. There's even a gingerbread recipe to make your very own gingerbread man! Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk
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    Going to the Volcano

    By Andy Stanton, Miguel Ordonez
    Authors:
    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by:
    Miguel Ordonez
    Join two intrepid explorers on the perfect day out - visiting a volcano! A brilliantly funny rhyming story from multi-award-winning author Andy Stanton, who was shortlisted for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award for Danny McGee Drinks the Sea. Buckle up and jump on board for the funniest, most EXPLOSIVE picture book of the year - you'll want to read it again and again-o!Join two intrepid explorers as they take a train-o, jump on a plane-o, ride a Great Dane-o (down the lane-o) on their way to look at the volcano. Nothing could possibly go wrong - could it?!A hilariously anarchic, brightly illustrated rhyming story from multi-award-winning author Andy Stanton. Andy has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures (twice).Miguel Ordonez is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada, written by Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy and Grammy award-winning host of NBC's The Tonight Show.
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  • Go, Car, Go!

    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 Go, Car, Go, babies will squeal with happiness when they see and touch all the whizzy things that go in this book. From fast cars to gently drifting balloons, there are lots of vehicles to spot and drivers to wave to, and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. This title also introduces some environmental sounds like beeping, zooming and whooshing. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite. Also available: Farmyard Friends
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    Ghost Boys

    By Jewell Parker Rhodes
    Authors:
    Jewell Parker Rhodes
    A New York Times BestsellerThis was one of my most anticipated 2018 books and I was not disappointed. A must read." -Angie Thomas, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give'tender, timely ... surprising and hopeful' - ObserverA heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.ALIVETwelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble. He goes to school. He does his homework. He takes care of his little sister. Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.DEADAs a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his death, Jerome begins to notice other ghost boys. Each boy has a story and they all have something in common...Bit by bit, Jerome begins to understand what really happened - not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys.A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race in today's world.
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  • Get Outdoors

    By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli
    Authors:
    Paul Christelis
    Illustrated by:
    Elisa Paganelli
    This mindfulness story book for children will help improve attention spans and observation skills. Simple mindfulness activities are interspersed throughout the story. Mindfulness techniques have been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety and improve health and mental well-being. It's Saturday morning and Jada and her brother Michael are watching TV. It's a beautiful day and Dad wants to get them outside so he invents 'The Garden Game'. Whoever notices the most interesting things is the winner. At first, they can't see anything. Just grass and flowers. But by looking slowly, more closely, and using all of their senses, they soon begin to notice lots of fascinating things. Small things they would not have noticed before seem so much bigger and interesting. And finally, their sense of smell leads them to the prize!The story shows how the children use mindfulness - the ability to pay attention to the present moment with curiosity - to help them pay attention in everyday life. Mindfulness practices (exercises) are integrated into each story, and expanded on in the 'Notes to Parents and Teachers' section at the end of the books. Readers are invited to PAUSE at various points in the story to notice their own present moment experience. The four stories in the 'Mindful Me' series explore how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'. The books can be used at home or in the classroom, for storytime or as part of the PSHCE curriculum.The other titles are:Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Keeping CalmExploring Emotions: A Mindfulness Guide to Dealing with EmotionsSleep Easy: A Mindfulness Guide to Getting a Good Night's Sleep
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  • Granny at the Park

    By Damian Harvey, Jan Smith
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Smith
    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, Granny loves the park - even more than her grandson!
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  • Go, Rainbow Dash!

    An adorable board book story featuring favourite My Little Pony characters.When Rainbow Dash joins the Wonderbolts flying team, her mum and dad are her biggest fans. They cheer her on at every Wonderbolts event (sometimes very loudly!) At first Rainbow Dash is a bit embarassed ... but she soon realises just how much they mean to her!This fun story about the special relationship between parent and child is perfect for sharing with even the littlest of pony fans.
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  • The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

    By Anita Naik, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Anita Naik
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A friendly, reassuring and positive guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, and information on how puberty affects boys.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineBreasts and brasSame age, different stageSkin changesSweat, smells and personal hygieneHair in new placesDown thereWhat are periods?The practical side of periodsCoping with periodsSex explainedMaking babiesNew feelingsManaging your moodsHealthy eatingThe power of exerciseSelf-esteem and body imagePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for boysBoys have worries, too
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  • Grandad's Medal

    By Phil Earle, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Phil Earle
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Marvin loves going on his adventures with his grandad - escaping from hairy yetis, taking daytrips to Mars, and hunting ferocious tigers - all without leaving the house. Marvin thinks his grandad is the bravest person he's ever met; he even has a medal from the war to prove it. And, more than anything else, Marvin wants to be brave too.But when Grandad must go on his final adventure alone, Marvin finds he has to be braver than he's ever been before. Until he discovers that Grandad has left behind a very special surprise just for him . . . A touching and poignant Early Reader story, perfect for children coming to terms with grief for the first time.
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  • Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This simple, engaging story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what bullying is, and help them become aware of how their behaviour can impact on other children.There are even suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children understand.When Leopard arrives at Jungle School, Giraffe doesn't want to include him and tries to exclude him from joining in. So when Leopard has a birthday party he doesn't invite Giraffe, even though he has invited all his friends. Slowly Giraffe begins to understand how Leopard must have felt when he started school. Can the two of them learn to become friends after all? 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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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    By Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Tim Budgen
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Budgen
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a story full of excitement, surprises and satisfying repetition. Children will love to join in with the bears' questioning cries of "Who's been sleeping in my bed?" Along the way they learn to differentiate between big, medium and small, hot and cold, and discuss comparisons.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this book, they are invited to choose elements from the story by size, match the bear to the bed and follow the path through the woodland maze. Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood.
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    Girlhood

    By Cat Clarke
    Authors:
    Cat Clarke
    Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Jandy Nelson, Paula Hawkins, and Megan Abbott.'Emotive, creepy AND funny. A quality page-turner' SARAH CROSSAN'A new Cat Clarke novel is always something to celebrate and Girlhood could be her best yet' JUNO DAWSONHarper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can't escape the guilt of her twin sister's Jenna's death, and her own part in it - and she knows noone else will ever really understand. But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels...loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died. Then Kirsty's behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper's? And why is she so obsessed with Harper's lost sister? Soon, Harper's closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity. How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her?A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.
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  • Get Well Soon, Rainbow Dash

    Little ones will love this simple and exciting board book story, featuring favourite My Little Pony characters.Rainbow Dash loves to fly high - but what will happen when she takes a tumble? Luckily Doctor Horse is on hand to help!With a gentle and reassuring message about visiting the doctor, this fun story about first experiences is perfect for sharing with preschoolers.Includes four simple search-and-find pages!Why not collect all six brilliant story board books: Applejack's Busy Day; Fluttershy and the Perfect Pet; Happy Birthday, Pinkie Pie; Be Brave, Twilight Sparkle; Rarity and the Fashion Show
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    Good Night, Me

    By Andrew Daddo, Emma Quay
    Authors:
    Andrew Daddo
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Quay
    A baby orangutan is sleepy and it's time for bed, but not before saying 'Good night, me,' from head to toe...Anyone who is a parent, or is about to become one, will be enchanted by GOOD NIGHT, ME.
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    Ginger McFlea Will Not Clean Her Teeth

    By Lee Fox, Mitch Vane
    Authors:
    Lee Fox
    Illustrated by:
    Mitch Vane
    Ginger McFlea, twin sister of Jasper (of JASPER McFLEA WILL NOT EAT HIS TEA! fame) makes her debut in this witty, accessibly written picture book, with vibrant, friendly illustrations that make cleaning your teeth seem more appealing to the most reluctant of toddlers.While her brother Jasper loves using his toothbrush, Ginger gives hers to her pet turtle. But when the dentist warns her the Tooth Fairy doesn't accept rotten teeth, Ginger changes her habits quick-smart!More information and teachers' guide available at www.jaspermcflea.com.au/
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  • Goodnight, Baby Flurry Heart

    By Michael Vogel, Amy Mebberson
    Authors:
    Michael Vogel
    Illustrated by:
    Amy Mebberson
    A glorious bedtime storybook featuring favourite My Little Pony characters, including new arrival Baby Flurry Heart!Baby Flurry Heart just won't go to sleep. Her parents, Princess Cadance and Prince Shining Armour, have tried everything - but bedtime stories full of adventure don't work and neither do gentle stories full of friendship. But when they try a story featuring adventure and friendship, it seems that it might just do the trick. . .A gently humorous, soothing story perfect for bedtime or cuddle time.The perfect celebration of parental love and the power of storytelling.Gloriously rich illustrations capture the magic of Equestria and its pony inhabitants.As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • Green

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour green around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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