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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    Jasmine Brooke
    Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
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    Jolly Good Food

    By Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
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    Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
    Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, lively artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. It's the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. There are 42 exciting new recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy, with fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech and glorious food photography too.
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  • Jamie Vardy

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. 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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  • JMW Turner

    By Alix Wood
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    Alix Wood
    Did you know Turner entered the Royal Academy of Art at the young age of 15? Or that he was so fascinated with painting the weather that he asked to be tied up to the mast of a ship during a storm! In this book, readers will be inspired by Turner's art and facts about his life.Great Artists series introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
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  • Jandor the Arctic Lizard

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    The wicked pirate Cora Blackheart is on the loose again, and this time she's stolen the precious Arms of Addulis from Sumara. In an icy region of the Delta Quadrant she frees a dangerous prehistoric beast from the ice - the terrifying Jandor! Can Max and Lia battle the beast among the icebergs and foil Cora's evil plans, or will this frozen Sea Quest defeat the brave warriors?
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  • Jack the Giant Killer

    By Malachy Doyle, Graham Philpot
    Authors:
    Malachy Doyle
    Illustrated by:
    Graham Philpot
    Jack's village is in deep trouble. The giant Cormoran keeps stealing their food and they have nothing left to eat. Jack decides that enough is enough - but how can one boy stop a mighty giant?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.
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  • Jakara the Ghost Warrior

    By Adam Blade
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    Adam Blade
    Avantian legend tells of a Mistress of the Beasts who never returned from her Quest, sixty years ago... Together with Daltec, can Tom and Elenna solve the mystery of the missing Kara, and defeat the Beast which haunts the island of Krikos?Don't miss the latest action-packed bumper special edition in this hugely popular adventure series.
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  • A Journal for Heroes

    By Cressida Cowell
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    Cressida Cowell
    Ink-splattered and full of quotes, Viking songs and riotous drawings from the How to Train Your Dragon books. This is a must-have journal for all seasons with blank space for young Heroes to fill with their own dragon drawings and heroic musings...Also includes Dragon jokes and useful Dragonese phrases to help train even the naughtiest of dragons. How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the BIG Summer movie of 2014 starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-11. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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  • Joe and the Race to Rescue

    By Victoria Eveleigh
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    Victoria Eveleigh
    New adventures are in store for Joe and everyone else at the Hidden Horseshoe sanctuary in the third book in Victoria Eveleigh's new horse and pony series. Joe is fascinated by every horse he meets. Lightning is a pony club champion, but new challenges await Joe with his second pony, Fortune. Then he meets Velvet and Sherman, two majestic Shires, who open his eyes to the world of heavy horses. And Joe is about to discover just how awesome Shires can be when they help him in a dangerous and dramatic rescue at the Hidden Horseshoe sanctuary. The third in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the Katy's Ponies trilogy.
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  • Joe and the Lightning Pony

    By Victoria Eveleigh
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    Victoria Eveleigh
    Joe is delighted that his pony, Lightning, is brilliant at mounted games. The two of them make a great pair and Joe can't wait for them to try out for the Prince Phillip Cup team. There's just one problem - Lightning seems quite small now that Joe is growing so fast. What will he do when he's too big to ride her? And what will happen to Lightning if she is sold?The second in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the Katy's Ponies trilogy.
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  • Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe

    By Victoria Eveleigh
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    Victoria Eveleigh
    There are lots of things Joe would wish if he had the chance - that his family hadn't moved from the city to the country, that his mum hadn't bought two ponies no one could ride, and that one day he might have a dog of his own. So when he finds a lucky horseshoe in his garden, he makes some wishes just for fun. After all, there's always a chance they might come true... The first in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the KATY'S PONIES trilogy.
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  • Jungle Survival

    By Tracey Turner
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    Tracey Turner
    Have you ever:Paddled down the Amazon River?Been stung by a scorpion?Gone without food for a day?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you!Terrified of bugs? Great! Feel sick about travelling? Fantastic! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it.Love your inner wimp!Inside:Surviving - Water, Shelter, FoodJungle Animals - Creepy Crawlies, Spiders, Big Cats, Gorillas, Killer Birds, Piranha, Electric Eels, Toxic Frogs, Snakes, Crocs, Alligators and CaimansDisgusting and Deadly Diseases - Your Guide to Fatal Diseases, Jungle Sickness, Unpleasant ParasitesThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Jessica Ennis-Hill

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
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    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Jumping Jive

    By Chloe Melody
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    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When Bella is picked to dance in a movie starring Jet Rogerson, the most famous, most gorgeous young Hollywood star in the world, she is completely star struck! But when word gets out of the secret studio location the set gets mobbed with screaming fangirls who all want a glimpse of Jet. It looks as if they might have to call off the scene and Bella is devastated. Will she get her moment to dance with the super dreamy star? It's lights, camera... jiving!A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert."It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!" Grace, 7"The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!" Aimee, 10"It made me think I was really at Strictly!" Lucy, 7"I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters." Josie, 7"The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching." Sigalia, 7"I can't wait to read the next book." Susan, 8"I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book." Eden, 8"Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!" Levana, 8"I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters." Mira, 8"So much fun - especially the dancing bits!" Janine, 7"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!" Sterrett, 7"It's really good!" Leora, 6
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  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    By Jules Verne
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    Jules Verne
    Axel Lidenbrock and his uncle, the great explorer Professor Otto Lidenbrock, embark on a historic journey to discover the heart of the Earth. Climbing down the shaft of a volcano, they find a magical world inhabited by prehistoric creatures. But then the volcano starts to rumble...Adapted by Penny Dolan from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
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  • Jane Eyre

    By Charlotte Bronte
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    Charlotte Bronte
    Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan girl who overcomes a lonely and miserable childhood to find a position working as a governess for the mysterious Mr Rochester at grand Thornfield Hall. But as Jane finally finds happiness, long-buried secrets from the past threaten to destroy everything...Adapted by Maggie Pearson from the original novel by Charlotte Bronte.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
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  • Jewels of the Jolly Roger

    By Dan Jerris
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    Dan Jerris
    There is treasure to be found on Cannibal Island...if you can get past the gruesome shrunken heads that chant from the trees, "Dinner you'll be!" Will Jack and Al make it out of there alive and find the mysterious Dragon Blood Sabre?Every Dragon Blood Pirates book comes with a sheet of cool pirate stickers. Collect them all and go on to solve the great Dragon Blood Pirates Treasure Hunt and WIN pirate booty!
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  • Judaism

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This title looks at synagogues and what they mean to those who follow Judaism. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Jews, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
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