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  • Horrid Henry Annual 2019

    By Francesca Simon
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    Francesca Simon
    It's Horrid Henry's world -- you're just living in it! Join Horrid Henry, his friends and family in this activity-filled annual that will entertain every Horrid Henry fan for hours on end!Full of mazes, word-qames, puzzles, jokes, extracts, facts and much, much more, this annual has something for everyone. Find out how to avoid bedtime, fool your family, and tame your parents. Just make sure there aren't any sneaky peeking little siblings around...
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  • Here Come the Unicorns

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Unicorns is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute unicorn friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, sparkly pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a fun matching game at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the unicorns!Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks, Here Come the Bunnies
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  • How to Survive in the Arctic and Antarctic

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Learn about the dangers that lurk in the Arctic and Antarctica and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the ice.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • How to Survive in the Ocean

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Learn about the dangers that lurk in the ocean and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the water.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Bites of Food

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Food is part of a country's identity. It can provide a sense of place, history and identity. This book highlights foods that have been part of people's lives in Britain since prehistoric times until today. These may be meals that were popular at the time, telling us how people lived, or they may be meals that are significant to a particular moment in history. Some of the foods may still be familiar today; some may make you feel hungry, some may make you feel glad that they're part of history and not part of your lunch!The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Feats of Engineering

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Britain has been home to world-leading engineers, inventors, architects and designers who have changed the way Britain and the world works. In this book discover some key feats of engineering that have taken place in Britain or have been created by British innovators since prehistoric times until today. Find out have all played a part in shaping the history of Britain, and what they tell us about the different periods of our history.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • How Bear Lost His Tail

    By Mick Gowar, Andy Catling
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Catling
    A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off!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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  • Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School Board book

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    A board book edition of this bestselling story.Hugless Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out!This is the sixth adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.6 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail'Winningly executed' The Sunday Times
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    How to Get Your Teacher Ready for School

    By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Jean Reagan
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    Celebrate the school year with the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad.Follow a class of adorable students as they make sure their teacher is ready all year round. Written in a tongue-in-cheek instructional style, this book is a playful and heartwarming celebration of teachers and school, and an empowering book to help calm back-to-school nerves!Praise for How to Babysit a Grandad: 'Youngsters will thoroughly enjoy the tongue-in-cheek role reversal.' - School Library Journal Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award and a New York Times bestselling artist.The fun doesn't stop! Check out more How To... picture books: How to Babysit a Grandad, How to Babysit a Grandma, How to Surprise a Dad, How to Catch Santa, How to Raise a Mum and How to Scare a Ghost.
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    Hole in the Zoo

    By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
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    Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
    From the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred, an energetic rhyming adventure jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.comMick Inkpen has been a bestselling children's author for over 25 years. He is one of today's most popular picture book author/illustrators and the famous creator of both Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Mick has won the Children's Book Award for Threadbear and the British Book Award twice, for Penguin Small and Lullabyhullaballoo. Kipper won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film. It wasn't until Mick became a father that he began his career in children's books. Now father and daughter have come together for a unique and exciting picture book partnership. Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books and has a natural gift for storytelling. A love of language and art saw her swap an English degree course at Nottingham University for a degree in Illustration at the Glasgow School of Art. In her final year Chloë was awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Chloë's events in schools, libraries and festivals across the UK regularly receive glowing reviews. Mick and Chloë are the co-creators of Hole in the Zoo, the Fred series and the Zoe and Beans series.
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    The Halloween Book

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Have a fantastic Halloween with this fun and informative book filled with Halloween facts and activities to celebrate this spooky festival. The Halloween Book brings together lots of ideas for Halloween costumes, crafts, recipes and games, along with poems and spine-tingling ghost stories. It also takes a look at Halloween traditions around the world. Ideal for readers aged 7+ who love craft activities.
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  • Hamster

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Hamster is the perfect title for any animal-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. Learn how hamsters communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all hamster carers - whether they own a hamster or not!
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  • Here Come the Bunnies

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Bunnies is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute bunny friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, fluffy pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the bunnies!Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Chicks
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  • Here Come the Chicks

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Chicks is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute baby birds! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the friendly, fluffy and feathery pals playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the chicks!Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs, Here Come the Bunnies
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  • Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

    By Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Garry Parsons
    Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt!The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent
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  • Harry Kane

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows Harry Kane's story and his journey to becoming Tottenham Hotspur's leading striker and England shooting star. 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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    How to Raise a Mum

    By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Jean Reagan
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of mothers, perfect for Mother's Day. Raising a happy, healthy mum is fun... and important! It's up to you to take good care of her from morning to night, from waking her up nice and early to reading her a story before bed. And always remember mums require lots of cuddles! Praise for How to Babysit a Grandad: 'Youngsters will thoroughly enjoy the tongue-in-cheek role reversal.' - School Library Journal Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award and a New York Times bestselling artist.
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    A Home Full of Friends

    By Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Charles Fuge
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story."Where will they sleep? I really can't say.Oh, I shouldn't have said they could all come and stay!"But Bramble was kind. He would never say noTo three little creatures with nowhere to go.One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special.A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.
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  • Hercules

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Tunney
    You are Hercules, the powerful and courageous son of Zeus. You have joined the crew of the Argo. It isn't long before the gods start playing tricks, and your friend, Hylas, is in danger ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero.This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew "2Hands" Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.
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  • Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.
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