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  • I Don't Want Danny Here

    By Elizabeth Dale, John & Gus Art
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Illustrated by:
    John & Gus Art
    Izzy doesn't like Danny. And Danny will be coming to live with them after his mum marries her dad. When Danny comes for a sleepover, things are very strained. Then Izzy starts to see things from Danny's point of view, and their relationship begins to change...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 Ice Wolves

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. Follow Team Hero through a terrifying ice maze!The students of Hero Academy are visiting a rival training school. Tensions are high between the two groups - but they must work together to defeat a common, frosty enemy!There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out!
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  • Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza

    By James Bishop, Rikin Parekh
    Authors:
    James Bishop
    Illustrated by:
    Rikin Parekh
    One boy. One disappointing superpower. Can Dylan tame a bunch of hyper iguanas and come up with a masterful plan to save the WORLD? Yeah, probably ... but he's going to need a MASSIVE cheese pizza. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates, Future Ratboy and My Brother is a Superhero.Dylan has wanted a superpower for as long as he can remember, especially since his brother and sister have got really cool ones. But when his wish finally comes true, Dylan is MIGHTILY disappointed. For Dylan has become ... Iguana Boy. He can talk to Iguanas ... RUBBISH!And when supervillain Celina Shufflebottom kidnaps all the superheroes in London, Dylan must work out how to use his new team of chatty iguanas to save the day. He's going to have to think outside the box, (the pizza box), if he's going to become the hero he's always dreamed of. If he's going to make Iguana Boy cool.'HILARIOUS and so silly - superheroes, reptiles and pizza ... AWESOME, why didn't I think of that?!' Tom Fletcher
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  • The Island of Doom

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school where ordinary kids with extraordinary powers learn to be superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations.Jack and his friends are doing underwater training in a tropical ocean when they stumble across the secret lair of Dr Maranya - an evil scientist who has been splicing humans and animals to create a deadly combination! Can they save the animal hybrids, and stop Dr Maranya from unleashing her minions against Team Hero?** This Special Bumper Book contains a longer adventure for even more fun! **Have you read any other Adam Blade books? Try Team Hero: Battle for the Shadow Sword or Beast Quest: Ferno the Fire Dragon.
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  • Invasion of Badger's Bottom

    By Tommy Donbavand, Claudia Souza
    Authors:
    Tommy Donbavand
    Illustrated by:
    Claudia Souza
    Written by the author of CBBC's Scream Street TV series!Nothing ever happens in the sleepy town of Badger's Bottom. In fact, its only claim to fame is that it's the most BORING place to live in the universe.That's until a UFO lands in Jamie and Megan's back garden and invaders leap out to begin their conquest of Earth, under the command of Major Pain...Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of 4,000-word colour illustrated, chapter-based readers, which are perfect for bridging the gap between first chapter books and independent reading.Published by Franklin Watts EDGE, using off-white paper and a font recommended by the British Dyslexia Association.
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    The International Space Station

    By Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Schlitzkus
    What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
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    Ice, Wind, Rock: Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic

    By Peter Gouldthorpe, Peter Gouldthorpe
    Authors:
    Peter Gouldthorpe
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Gouldthorpe
    Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia's first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs. Kids will be gripped by this extraordinary true story!
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  • Iron Age

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Iron Age offers a look at life in Britain in the centuries before the Romans arrived including Celtic society and customs, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Iron Age life.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • In Your Food

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Did you know there were tiny living things in your food that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • In Your Body

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Did you know there were tiny living things on your body that you can't see? Some are bacteria, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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    I love this tree

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    I love this tree is a book which looks at the life of an old living deciduous tree and through it explores the amazing life of a tree and the creatures that inhabit it. Using a mixture of photos and artwork the book shows how the tree has changed and how it acts as a habitat for other life. This beautiful book explores how important trees are to the planet. Packed with information and pictures it provides a wealth of information about trees and their importance and inspires a love of these amazing plants. It's a fantastic resource for the Science Curriculum with its emphasis on plants, classification and habitats, for children aged 8+. Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA information book award in the 7-12 category and the 2016 English 4-11 picture book awards.'Close to my house, there's a beautiful, huge, spreading tree. I see it every day. We walk past it on the way to school, and hear the wind rustling through it at night. How long has that tree been standing there? If the tree wasn't there any more, I would miss it all the time. But it's not just me - so many animals depend on it too...''A really thorough, charming exploration of the lives of trees and their importance in the world' - School Librarian
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  • Issrilla the Creeping Menace

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger!Tom faces terrible danger on a brand new Beast Quest. Issrilla the Creeping Menace is out for blood! How can Tom defeat this ferocious Beast? Only one thing is certain: if he fails, the Beast Quests end forever...
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  • In the Home

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in your home that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close-up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.These high-interest books are accessible to readers aged 7+, but suitable for older readers who prefer less text on the page, and support natural history studies and the science curriculum at Key Stage 2 and 3. Each book features revealing close-up photos of micro monsters that are sure to dazzle and intrigue.
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    If

    By David J. Smith
    Authors:
    David J. Smith
    'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.'Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a fascinating way of understanding numbers and big ideas for children aged 8 and upwards.The author, David J Smith has found ingenious ways of scaling down everything from time lines (the history of the Earth is compressed into a single year!), to quantitites (all the wealth in the world is divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets are shown as different-sized balls). Each description is beautifully illustrated to reinforce the concept in a child's mind.By reducing everything to human scale, the big ideas and concepts are easier to grasp and, therefore, more meaningful. This fact-filled book is for children who love to be wowed by exciting new facts, figures, stats and information. It is also the perfect vehicle for visual learners, since it's 'infographic' approach makes information easier to understand through imagery.As well as being an excellent read for pleasure, If is also an amazing classroom resource that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in maths, but also has many applications for the study of space or the earth in science and geography, social studies and PSHE.For those who want to delve deeper, thre are 6 suggestions for practical projects at the back of the book as well as a full page of resource information.Covers topics as diverse as: evolution of man and early life forms, time line of the last 3000 years in history, inventions through the ages, continents, water, energy and population.
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  • Insects and Spiders

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Authors:
    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible world of insects and spiders is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Living on land or below ground, in the air or in water, a wide variety of insects and spiders are investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live, how they defend defend themselves and whether or not insects and spiders can be helpful and useful!There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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  • The Industrial Revolution

    By Peter Hepplewhite
    Authors:
    Peter Hepplewhite
    The book offers a chronological political history of the Industrial Revolution, as well as chapters on the major themes. Topics include developments in technology, the factory system and working life for men, women and children, education in factories and schools, the growth of industrial towns, and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the military, ships and seafaring, rail travel, holidays and on local communities.Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.
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  • If the Shoe Fits

    By Sarah Mlynowski
    Authors:
    Sarah Mlynowski
    In this fresh, funny new middle grade series, bestselling YA author Sarah Mlynowski writes for a younger audience for the first time! In each book, Abby and her younger brother Jonah visit the magic mirror in their basement at night, and the mirror transports them inside a different fairy tale. In the second magical adventure, Abby and Jonah are thrown into in Cinderella's story. But a broken foot could mean Cinderella doesn't get her happily ever after, after all. Can Abby and Jonah fix things before the stroke of midnight?
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  • Internet Safety

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    The Internet offers great ways to learn new things and keep in touch with people you know, but children need to be careful. In this book children can find out why why they need to be careful online, how to be safe when using social networking sites, how to keep their passwords safe, how to avoid cyberbullying and much more.Internet Safety is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series. Each book has a range of questions to help children with speaking and listening skills, and 'take action' panels which give ideas for activities. Free downloadable activity sheets are also available to accompany the books at: www.franklinwatts.co.uk/downloads.
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  • It's a Crazy Christmas

    By Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Spike Gerrell
    Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!
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  • Italy

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to Italy or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Discover Milan and the incredible Duomo cathedral, then travel out by train to the famous lakes and go windsurfing on Lake Garda and hiking on the Dolomites. Travel to Venice, Florence and Rome - to see the Colosseum - before finally ending up in Sicily and then Sardinia after experiencing the food, culture and vibrancy of this amazing country.Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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