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  • The Not-So-Brave Knight

    By Kay Woodward, Yuliya Somina
    Authors:
    Kay Woodward
    Illustrated by:
    Yuliya Somina
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader.When Billy is named a Knight he thinks it can't be that hard, until he discovers that he needs to be brave...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
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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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  • Neymar

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jaw-dropping story of Neymar, from his early days playing for Santos FC in Brazil to winning the double with FC Barcelona in Spain. 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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  • Night of the Toddlers

    By Tommy Donbavand
    Authors:
    Tommy Donbavand
    So, your parents have been turned into toddlers by a cranky scientist called Professor Troppy. She invented 'Born Again' cream, which promised to keep people young (they just didn't realise HOW young). What are you going to do? Phone the police - they're toddlers. Call the army - they're toddlers. Even the Royal Family are toddlers! This is exactly what happened to Bobby and Gail, two utterly unloved kids out to save the day. Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of colour illustrated, chapter-based readers published by Franklin Watts EDGE designed to get kids reading with confidence.
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  • Ninja

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    YOU are a highly trained ninja. When your village is attacked by a warlord called Raiden, only you can stop him. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the 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 comics legend, Jack Lawrence.
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  • Nick Knight Super Sub

    By Sam Watkins
    Authors:
    Sam Watkins
    Nick Knight is obsessed with all things Knight! He is NOT interested in football, that is until he is forced to come on as a super sub...!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Nature's Record Breakers

    By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Authors:
    Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Discover the most spectacular and fascinating records of the natural world. From the biggest bird, river, fish to the longest recorded flight or the fruit with the most vitamins, prepare to be amazed! Every record comes with a simple paragraph of fun and informative text and every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name. It is perfect for exploring the wonders of our world be they great or small.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
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  • A Noble History of Knights

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    In Knights, find out all about the very first knights who served King Charlemagne. Battle your way through the Middle Ages with spears, swords and lances and find out about Knights overseas, including what happened during the crusades. Discover the samurai and sipahis - knights from Japan and the Ottoman Empire. Find out whether you'd have the skills to keep the peasants in line, to loyally serve your king, or win a jousting tournament.Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the most influential jobs (legal or otherwise!) and gets under the skin of of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and the barmiest people who have shaped history. Take a chronological look at knights, spies, ancient warriors, explorers and more, and discover if you have what it takes to be a pirate on the high seas, an undercover agent or a fearsome gladiator.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
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    Nonstop Nonsense

    By Margaret Mahy
    Authors:
    Margaret Mahy
    A joyful jumble of poems, songs and stories.The full colour gift edition of this wonderfully witty and delightfully silly collection of stories and rhyming nonsense from all-star author and artist team, Margaret Mahy and Quentin Blake.Poems, prose and rhymes from bestselling author Margaret Mahy, and beautifully illustrated by inaugural Children's Laureate, Quentin Blake, this edition of NONSTOP NONSENSE is a perfect gift that children and adults will enjoy again and again. Published in colour for the first time.
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  • Noctila the Death Owl

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom thinks he has defeated his enemy, Evil Wizard Malvel. But he is wrong! Malvel lives, and he intends to bring doom to Avantia by creating six deadly Beasts. Tom must first face Noctila the Death Owl!
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  • Nixa the Death-Bringer

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Taladon the Swift has returned! But to Tom's horror, his father is a ghost. To save Taladon, Tom must battle the Ghost Beasts and collect the pieces of the shattered Amulet of Avantia. First is Nixa the Death-Bringer - will her deadly disguises lure Tom to his death?
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  • The Night of the Were-Boy

    By Enid Richemont, Gustavo Mazali
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Gustavo Mazali
    There is a full moon and Frankie the cat is feeling rather strange...then something quite incredible suddenly starts to happen! Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words.
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  • Nanook the Snow Monster

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    The magical Beasts of Avantia are under the power of an evil wizard. Tom journeys to the wilds of the frozen north, searching for Nanook the snow monster. Can he survive the ice and snow, and set the Beast free? Don't miss FERNO THE FIRE DRAGON - SEPRON THE SEA SERPENT - ARCTA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT - TAGUS THE HORSE-MAN and EPOS THE FLAME BIRD.
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  • Narga the Sea Monster

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    In the perilous Black Ocean lurks Narga the Sea Monster. As well as preying on the rebels fighting evil wizard Malvel, Narga is holding one of the good Beasts of Avantia captive. Can Tom set the good Beast free, or will it remain trapped in the Dark Realm for ever?Don't miss:TORGOR THE MINOTAUR - SKOR THE WINGED STALLION - KAYMON THE GORGON HOUND - TUSK THE MIGHTY MAMMOTH - STING THE SCORPION MAN
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  • Nicola Adams

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    Nicola appeared in a BBC list of 100 top inspirational women, and reading her story you can see why. After joining an all-boys boxing club in Leeds, it soon became clear she was a natural. But then her mum became ill, and she had family responsibilities to take on, and her trainer couldn't get her a proper fight. How could Nicola continue to pursue her dream now? This is the story of how - with the spirit and determination of a champion - Nicola fought her way to the top of her sport.Dream to Win: Nicola Adams is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing 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. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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  • Neil Armstrong

    By Damian Harvey, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing!Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
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  • Nephro the Ice Lobster

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Max and Lia travel to the frozen wastes of Arctiria, where they must tackle fiendish Nephro the Ice Lobster and stop Cora Blackheart's pirate crew taking control of the oceans. But could this treacherous landscape prove deadly for our brave heroes? Don't miss the other books in Series 3 - The Pride of Blackheart:- Tetrax the Swamp Crocodile- Finaria the Savage Sea Snake- Chakrol the Ocean Hammer
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  • Netball.

    By Edward Way
    Authors:
    Edward Way
    This book tells you all you need to know to help you start playing netball. Step-by-step photos will show you the moves you'll need, there are top tips on improving your game and pro play panels show top players demonstrating their skills in matches.
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  • Nimrod the Circus Pony

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! When circus pony Nimrod arrives at Silver Shoe Farm, Tilly and her friends can't wait to see what tricks he can perform. But Nimrod is no ordinary pony and there are more surprises in store than any of them believed possible!From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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  • Neptune the Heroic Horse

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! On holiday in Cornwall, Tilly is delighted to discover there's a stables nearby. But for new girl Megan, riding is a challenge, and it's up to Tilly to show her just how wonderful horses can be!From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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