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  • Abdul's Lazy Sons

    By Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...Reading Champion is a completely innovative reading programme developed with experts at UCL's Institute of Education. The series offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills, with books spanning the 4-11 age group.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, so they can read with little or no help and encourages reading for pleasure. This story is perfect for those reading book band 9 (Gold) or aged 6 and up.
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  • Amphibians Live on Land and in Water

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal an amphibian - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of amphibian in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' which explore the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians live on land and water; Birds have feathers; Fish live in water; Reptiles have scaly skin; Invertebrates have no backbone; Mammals drink milk.
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  • Adoption

    By Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Illustrated by:
    Ximena Jeria
    This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • Argentina

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Find out about Argentina with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places. 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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  • Amazing Animal Babies

    By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Maddie Frost
    Find out about different animals and their babies, from caterpillars to butterflies, joeys to kangaroos and cubs to lions.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the wonderful world of nature in all its glory.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Attack of the Snack

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Julian Gough
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
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  • Autumn

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for autumn. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make a bug hotel, water colour leaves, a seed picture and lots more. Plus, find out all about autumn with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
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  • Amelia Sparklepaw

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    The much-loved series from the creator of Rainbow Magic - abridged for younger readers and illustrated in full colour!Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their animal friends suddenly become much more magical!Tiny kitten Amelia Sparklepaw is planning a party. Can the girls stop Grizelda the witch from ruining it?
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  • Androcles and the Lion

    By Sue Graves, Alex Paterson
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Paterson
    Androcles is a brave slave. One day he escapes from his master and hides in a cave, only for a terrifying Lion to come into the cave! Little does he realise the encounter with the Lion will in fact save his life...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.
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  • The Awesome Night Sky

    By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Maddie Frost
    Look up into the night sky and learn all about constellations, shooting stars and satellites.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious night sky.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Autism

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way. It is part of a hands-on series of picture books designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. This book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel, particularly suited to 5-7 year olds, but with scope to appeal to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • Asteroids, Comets and Meteors

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Authors:
    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about comets and asteroids and where they come from. Discover the difference between a meteor and a meteorite, and learn why shooting stars are not really stars at all.Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Earth; The Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
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  • Amazing Archie

    By Lynne Benton, Roger Simó
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Simó
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    By Adrian Mitchell, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Adrian Mitchell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories.Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . .Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero.Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more.This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket.Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books:Orchard Greek MythsOrchard Aesop's FablesThe Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more)Orchard Ballet Stories
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  • Ava Fluffyface's Special Day

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Join Lily and Jess at Spelltop School, where they learn all about the magic of Friendship Forest. But when lessons are disrupted by a mysterious spell, the girls must work together to find out what's happening. Can gorgeous kitten Ava Fluffyface help them figure it out before it's too late?An enchanting series full of adorable animals, magic and friendship - from the creator of RAINBOW MAGIC, the UK's bestselling series for girls aged 5-7.
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  • Alola Adventure

    Gotta Catch 'Em All! A fantastic full-colour early reader that Pokémon's youngest fans have been waiting for!Ash and his mum are on holiday in the Alola region, along with Pikachu and Mimey, and having a great time. Join Ash for a new adventure, exciting challenges and of course - more Pokémon battles!
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  • The Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Dig deep and explore the incredible plant life cycle story. From tiny seeds to small shoots, long branches and mighty tree trunks, explore the life cycle of plants and find out what plants need to help them grow.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out about how plants grow. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains why insects are important to plants, how seeds travel and why plants are important to us all. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Perfect for the EYFS and KS1 primary curriculum study of life cycles.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Perfect for the EYFS and KS1 primary curriculum study of life cycles.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Amphibians

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    What makes an amphibian an amphibian? Read all about amphibians, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are amphibians born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Applejack's Sister Surprise

    This full-colour Early Reader is perfect for young pony fans just starting their own reading adventure.Applejack loves her little sister, Apple Bloom. But when they have a big fight, Apple Bloom runs away! Can Applejack and her sister learn to be friends?With all your favourite My Little Pony friends and simple language endorsed by a literacy consultant, learning to read has never been more fun!
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