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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

By Kes Gray, Claire Powell
Authors:
Kes Gray
Illustrated by:
Claire Powell
A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve.Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!
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Nadiya's Bake Me a Celebration Story

By Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
Authors:
Nadiya Hussain
Illustrated by:
Clair Rossiter
Celebrate special occasions all year round with sparkling stories and irresistible recipes by Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker.Whether it's Valentine's Day, Holi or Chinese New Year, there are so many special moments to be enjoyed as a family throughout the year. And what better way to celebrate than to share stories, enjoy crafts and make delicious food with Nadiya, Britain's favourite baker?Bake some Pumpkin Rattle Biscuits for Halloween, then read the story of a little girl and her pumpkin patch, make an sock bunny while your Easter Egg Rocky Road sets, or read about Friendship Day while your tear-and-share Monkey Bread is in the oven.A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes, stories and activities devised and written by Nadiya herself, Bake Me a Celebration Story combines playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter.Let's celebrate and have some fun!Praise for Bake Me a Story:Beautifully illustrated, this will make a wonderful gift for all aspiring bakers - Evening Standard Brings families into the kitchen to spend time sharing stories and cooking - Gransnet.comA great way to get kids interested in baking - The Independent
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  • Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
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  • Neil Armstrong

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the life of Neil Armstrong, from how he became an astronaut to being the first person to walk on the moon. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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    Nadiya's Bake Me a Story

    By Nadiya Hussain
    Authors:
    Nadiya Hussain
    In this special mini edition for World Book Day, enoy two stories and two recipes, plus exclusive puzzles, written and devised by Britain's favourite baker, Nadiya Hussain.- Bake some delicious blueberry and orange soda bread and, while it is in the oven, enjoy the story of Little Red Hen and her friends- Meet some very confused elves in 'The Elves and the Chouxmaker', then make the salmon and green bean curry from the storyCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this is a glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories.
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    NY is for New York

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of New York as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Yankee Stadium, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of the 'Big Apple'!Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story

    By Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
    Authors:
    Nadiya Hussain
    Illustrated by:
    Clair Rossiter
    Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that the family can enjoy together at Christmas.Christmas is a time when families come together. This unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, brings families into the kitchen to share this special time of year through cooking and stories.- Go on an adventure to the Snow Queen's palace, then make her treacle icecream- Make and decorate cheesy-feet biscuits, then read the story about where all the odd socks go at Christmas time- Meet some very confused elves in The Elves and the Chouxmaker, then bake your own lemon choux buns- Read Nadiya's version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, then cook a scrumptious nut roastCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect Christmas gift.
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  • Noddy Saves Christmas

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    It's Christmas Day and everyone has lovely presents, but Noddy wishes it would snow in Toyland. How can he create a very special Christmas treat? With his new snowglobe, a clever idea and some help from his amazing friends, Noddy makes it a white Christmas for Toyland.
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    Never Take a Bear to School

    By Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup
    Authors:
    Mark Sperring
    Illustrated by:
    Britta Teckentrup
    A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery.Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers - and they eat SUCH a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone?With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug!
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    Nat's Naughty Nits

    By Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Jess Mikhail
    A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.
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  • The New Friend

    By Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
    Authors:
    Jenny Colgan
    Illustrated by:
    Thomas Docherty
    The third children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.Polly and her puffin friend, Neil, have wonderful adventures by the sea. But now the time has come for Polly to go to the place she calls 'Big School'. It might be fun, it might be exciting, and it's definitely a little bit scary. Making new friends can be harder than it sounds . . . join Polly on her quest and find out if there might be a new feathered friend for Neil too!Ideal for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains lots of fun recipes and activities in addition to the story.
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  • Neil Armstrong

    By Jane Bingham
    Authors:
    Jane Bingham
    Read all about Neil Armstrong, discover how he became an astronaut and learn about the project to send men to the Moon. Follow the progress of the Apollo mission to the Moon and read about Armstrong's famous Moon walk.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • No-Bake Makes

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Make tasty cakes and delicious biscuits without turning on an oven! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show children aged 5+ how to bake their way through the book, creating and improvising as they go, to create a range of tempting treats.Learn how to make chocolate-drizzled lemon meringue bites, create sprinkle-covered cake pops and prepare rocky road packed with marshmallows and chocolate chips!Using readily available and seasonal materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
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  • North & South America: Brazil

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Welcome to Brazil! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • North & South America: The USA

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Welcome to the USA! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Noah's SO Noisy

    By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Judith Heneghan
    Illustrated by:
    Jack Hughes
    Noah is a noisy dragon. He roars, he shouts and he loves to stamp about. When his friends are listening to a story, Noah keeps interrupting. But if he can't keep quiet, how will he discover what happens at the end?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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    The Nutcracker

    By Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Jane Ray
    The ultimate children's gift edition of the beloved classic ballet story, The Nutcracker.Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, when the house is scented with wood smoke and spices, and there are secrets under every bed . . . When the clock strikes midnight, Clara's new nutcracker doll comes to life and leads her on a thrilling adventure, battling with the wicked Mouse King and his troops, then journeying to the Kingdom of Sweets. Retold simply and lyrically, with enchanting illustrations that capture all the joy and excitement of Christmas, this beautiful book from award-winning book-maker Jane Ray, this is the ultimate contemporary edition of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story!
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  • Noddy Gets into Trouble

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Poor Noddy has landed himself in serious trouble! A mysterious bell wearer has been breaking into Miss Fluffy Cat's house and stealing her tarts and pies. Now all of Toyland think Noddy, the most famous bell jangler in town, is the culprit! With the help of his new friend Tessie Bear, join Noddy as he sets out to uncover the identity of the real Toy Town burglar.First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Mary Brooks.
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  • Noddy and Tessie Bear

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.It is a very windy day in Toyland and Noddy and his friend Tessie Bear decide to fly a lovely big kite. As the wind picks up the weather begins to behave very strangely, and has everyone in Toyland looking to the sky in amazement and scratching their heads. Can Noddy and Tessie Bear solve the mystery?First published in 1956, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.
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  • Noddy and the Magic Rubber

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.When a magic rubber goes missing in Toyland, Noddy and Bert Monkey have got a real challenge ahead of them. In the wrong hands, the rubber could rub out half of Toy Town! Will Noddy save the day and rescue the rubber before it causes too much trouble?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Robert Tyndall.
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