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  • Tanks

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Learn all about tanks, from first tanks to armoured fighting vehicles.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
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  • Talent Fright

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Talent Fright: Sam, Lin and Danny put on a show for the Hangem High School talent night. It's going to be a real show stopper...with eye-popping results!Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.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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    This Little Pebble

    By Anna Claybourne, Sally Garland
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Sally Garland
    This Little Pebble begins with a child finding a small, forgotten pebble in his pocket. It uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what rocks are, where they come from and how fundamental they are to life here on Earth. For readers aged six and up, This Little Pebble uses beautiful artwork to show the rich diversity of rocks all around us, with friendly, narrative text by award-winning children's writer Anna Claybourne making the book feel like a journey. It explores topics as fascinating and as wide-ranging as Earth's formation, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, where precious stones come from and what fossils are. It also provides great support for for the topic of rocks in both the geography and science curriculum.
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  • The Terrifying Teacher

    By Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez
    Authors:
    Claire O'Brien
    Illustrated by:
    Santy Gutierrez
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. Mr Bloodaxe is not like any other teacher at school, he is just a little bit scary, or possibly even terrifying! He has a striking resemblance to a famous Viking of the same name and his lessons are far from comfortable...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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  • Teams

    By Pete May
    Authors:
    Pete May
    A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best teams in World Cup history, from Brazil in 1970 to Germany in 2014, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup.Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Teams

    By Pete May
    Authors:
    Pete May
    A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best teams in World Cup history, from Brazil in 1970 to Brazil in 2014, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real World Cup Expert!
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  • Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape

    By Dermot O’Leary, Nick East
    Authors:
    Dermot O’Leary
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).'
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  • Tiger Rescue

    By Louisa Leaman
    Authors:
    Louisa Leaman
    Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the story of one of their incredible rescues ... During an undercover investigation, Born Free rescued five month-old tiger Roque from a pet shop in Barcelona. On completion of the Bannerghatta sanctuary in 2002, Roque was re-homed to India. Almost immediately, the friendly, outgoing youngster showed signs of the wild tiger he might once have been.
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  • Tales of Toyland

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    A timeless collection of 21 Toyland stories to read and share by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved children's authors.Jolly the sailor doll and Tiptoe the fairy doll have had enough. The other toys are terribly mean and don't like it when Jolly sings his jolly sailor songs. They decide to leave and take the express train to Toyland where they will meet all sorts of extraordinary characters like the Wobbly Mr To-and-Fro and the funny Clockwork Clown.Ideal for reading aloud or for confident readers to enjoy alone.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun and adventure. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!The Toyland Story Collection was first published in 1944 (also called Tales of Toyland). This edition contains the original text and illustrations by Grace Lodge.The collection contains the following 21 stories:The Poor Fairy Doll, Off to Toyland, Toyland at Last!, Tiptoe and Jolly Give a Party, The Unlucky Clockwork Clown, Where Has Jolly Gone?, Jolly is a Sailor, Mr To-and-Fro's Birthday Party, How Bruiny Came to Live Next Door, A Grand Visitor, We Don't Want to Go to Bed, Mr Put-Em-Right, What Wonderful Adventures, The Girl Who Was Afraid of Dogs, A Tin of Yellow Polish, The Lost Motor Car, The Strange Butterfly, A Present for Granny, The Quarrelsome Bears, The Toy Telephone, Toy Town Adventures
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  • Teacher Trouble

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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  • Tom the Outback Mailman

    By Kristin Weidenbach
    Authors:
    Kristin Weidenbach
    Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He delivered the mail to outback stations and towns all along the Birdsville Track. It was a tough job, but Tom was even tougher, making sure that the mail got through no matter what.Based on her bestselling book, MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.TOM THE OUTBACK MAILMAN is the Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Category.
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  • Toys

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Why wait for the perfect toys to play with when you can make them yourself - much more cheapily? It's double the fun, as making them is as much fun as playing with them!I love Craft Toys features instructions for creating 12 fantastic toys, from pom-pom pets, monster trucks to puppets. The projects cover a wide range of different crafts so there is something for everyone. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Tuck and Noodle: Monster Agents

    By Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman
    Race Ahead with Reading are fantastic colour chapter books.When Tuck Mclane spots Noodle the monster trying to scare him, he laughts instead of screams. He is not scared at all - then he has an amazing idea! What about helping Monsters find jobs instead of scaring people? And so the Monster Agency is formed...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect series to introduce children to longer books, help them gain a sense of achievement at completing each bite-size chapter and really take the driving seat with their reading! A brilliant way to boost confidence of 6-8 year old readers.
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  • Trains

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Learn all about trains, from steam trains to metros and monorails.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
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  • Tikron the Jungle Master

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    A great Monkey-Beast stands in Tom's way as he searches the Dark Jungle for the next potion ingredient. Will Tom prevail against the might of the Jungle Master? Don't miss the other titles in Series 14 - The Cursed Dragon:- Raffkor the Stampeding Brute- Vislak the Slithering Serpent- Falra the Snow Phoenix
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  • Targro the Arctic Menace

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom must brave the mysterious Warrior's Road to prove that he is Master of the Beasts. His journey takes him to a freezing wasteland, where Targro the Arctic Menace lies in wait under the snow...
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  • The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation

    By Abie Longstaff, James Brown
    Authors:
    Abie Longstaff
    Illustrated by:
    James Brown
    If you wanted to find Tally you would have to go down the hall...down the spiral staircase... into the kitchens...and then find the scullery.Ten-year-old Tally is a servant girl at Mollett Manor. She sleeps in the scullery sink, and spends her days scrubbing, polishing and ironing (when she's not secretly reading books). Then Tally and her squirrel friend, Squill, find a secret library hidden under the manor - a magical library where the books come to life! When Mollett Manor is burgled, can Tally use the knowledge she finds in the books to catch the criminals? Can they even help her solve the mystery of her missing mother?
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  • Tempra the Time Stealer

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    When Tom drinks the potion of Tempra the Time Stealer, he finds himself in an alternative Avantia, ruled by an evil wizard. Can he and Elenna defeat the Beast and fix the past to ensure the safety of Avantia's future?Don't miss this new bumper special edition of the bestselling series!
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  • Three Pickled Herrings

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
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  • Tauron the Pounding Fury

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Avantia is in deadly peril! Kensa the Sorceress's most deadly Beast has been unleashed, and only Tom and his frends stand in his way! Will they prevail, or will they be crushed under his hooves?
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