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  • Eight O'Clock Tales

    By Enid Blyton, Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Read by:
    Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
    Eleven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Join Twiddle the gnome on his search for his grumpy runaway donkey Kick-up, find out what happens when the rocking-horse, teddy and all the other toys come alive, and laugh at Twisty the Brownie as he learns the hard way why it's unwise to pull nasty faces.Ideal for bedtime listening, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales with: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales and Seven O'Clock Tales.First published in 1944, this edition contains the following stories: The Good TurnThe Boy Who Heard Too MuchThe Skittle-PolicemanTick-Tock's Tea-PartyThe Runaway DonkeyThe Surprise PartyThe Enchanted DollWhen the Toys Came AliveThe Brownie Who Pulled FacesAll the Way to Toy-TownPoor Old Scarecrow!(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton LimitedEnid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
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  • Earth

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
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    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out how Earth formed and what makes it different from all the other planets. Discover why we have summer and winter and day and night, and learn how spacecraft from Earth explore the solar system.Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; The Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
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  • Early Life on Earth

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Early Life on Earth tracks the evolution of life on Earth, from its origins up to the imminent arrival of the dinosaurs. Take a closer look at the first multi-celled forms, the Cambrian explosion, the age of fish, giant insects and amphibians and the mass extinction that paved the way for dinosaurs. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Early Life on Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
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    Tracey Turner
    Fact-packed, fun-packed books full of mind-boggling lists, quizzes and stats - certain to be an instant hit!Do you know why the Dead Sea is famous? Or which volcano is the most dangerous in the world? Stat Attack Extreme Earth is more fun to read than vaulting down a volcano in Venezuela!This book is bursting with information about planet Earth at its most amazing, terrifying, explosive and perilous.In it you'll discover essential facts about volcanoes, tsunamis and hurricanes, the highest peaks and the deepest oceans. Quake with terror as you discover a jumping spider that lives higher than any other animal, and a hot spring that gushes spumes of superhot water every five minutes. Find out about a town where it rains fish every year!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. Ideally suited to readers who love fact-based books but prefer to dip in and out. Tracey Turner is the highly acclaimed author of "Wee on a Jellyfish and Other Lies..." and "Ultimate 20". Reading Age 8, Interest Level 7-12.Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association
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  • Early Reader: The Movie Storybook

    Be the first to find out what happens in the My Little Pony Movie with this gorgeous full-colour Early Reader, perfect for young pony fans. In this Early Reader, the story of the movie is told simply for young pony fans just starting their reading adventure.Join Twilight Sparkle and all her friends in their biggest adventure yet as they meet BRAND-NEW characters and explore amazing new places. With your pony friends, reading is magic!Collect all the My Little Pony Early Readers:My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle's Princess SpellMy Little Pony: Rainbow Dash's Big RaceMy Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Perfect PartyMy Little Pony: Applejack's Sister SurpriseThere are My Little Pony books for all ages! Have fun with colour, activity and sticker books, and continue the reading adventure with the My Little Pony chapter books!
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  • Egyptian

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Egyptian mythological stories. From mere mortals to demons, gods and goddesses and the sphinx there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.It is part of the Stars of Mythology series, which explores great myths from around the world.
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  • Earth

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    Which is the nearest planet to Earth? How old is the Earth? What are the Northern Lights?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn about our wonderful planet. Investigate what the Earth is made of, and why it is the only planet that is home to living things - including you!The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • Edgar Degas

    By Alix Wood
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    Alix Wood
    Great Artists 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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  • Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls

    By Liz Kessler
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Welcome back to the world of Emily Windsnap! A school trip to a beautiful island plunges Emily and her friends into a new adventure. What is the secret of the mysterious ship that sometimes appears on the horizon, and does the answer lie in the lost city of Atlantis?Emily's adventures have been captivating fans for more than ten years, and this is the eagerly awaited sixth book in the bestselling series.
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  • The Enchanted Wood

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures!Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
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  • Energy for Everyone?: The Business of Energy

    By Nick Hunter
    Authors:
    Nick Hunter
    Energy For Everyone? explores one of the world's most profitable industries. It discovers how the energy industry began and why energy companies can charge so much for their goods. The book also discusses the challenges the energy industry faces as our planet's natural resources are depleted, and the genius solutions businesses have in place to ensure they continue to make billions.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • Early Islamic Civilisation

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.
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  • Evacuation

    By A. J. Stones
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    A. J. Stones
    Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away to live with strangers, because it was too dangerous to stay in your hometown? During World War II, this was situation millions of people, the majority of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Evacuation tells the stories of these children: where they came from, where they went, who looked after them, what they ate, and how they went to school, along with many other details about their lives as evacuees.Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II. This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for evacuees during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Kindertransport, tells the story of Jewish children evacuated to Britain from Germany, Holland and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.
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  • Easter

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The projects are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents. In 10 Minute Crafts: Easter, children can learn how to make an Easter bonnet, fluffy Easter chicks, a sparkling shower hanging and cute bunny egg cups for their Easter eggs, along with lots of other great Easter crafts for kids.
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  • Enid Blyton's Famous Five

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    What is the name of the first book in the Famous Five series? Who is NOT a member of the Five: Julian, Nora or Anne? What does George's father do for a living? So you've read the books, maybe more than once, but how much do you really know about the adventures of the Famous Five? Revisit their best moments and meet all your favourite characters again in this brilliant quiz book.
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  • Evil Eye

    By Nicholas Fisk
    Authors:
    Nicholas Fisk
    Once again forced to flee from the wicked Octopus Emperor in their junkyard spaceship, the four Starstormers crashland on the planet of Moloch - otherwise known as the planet of the Evil Eye. They soon begin to wonder if this unwelcoming planet as its terrifying - yet somehow almost familiar - inhabitants, hold anything for them except death. Then strange voices reveal to Vawn that the hostile planet is linked with an early space experiment from Earth that went horribly wrong. The Starstormers may be able to help restore a balance between good and evil - but can Vawn convince her friends that she is not imagining things? And have they really arrived in time to destroy the evil of Moloch?
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  • Extreme Supercars

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    If extreme supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic extreme supercars in the world. From the incredible Bloodhound SSC, a future record-breaking car to classic Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and what makes each of them so unique.Mean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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    The Ennead

    By Jan Mark
    Authors:
    Jan Mark
    Isaac is an outsider on the planet Erato - the lone survivor of a disaster elsewhere in the Ennead (a system of nine planets). But he has managed to infiltrate an important family and wields a significant amount of power. Even so, his position is often compromised because he depends on the kindness of others. So when the chance to rescue Eleanor, a girl from another planet, arises - and most importantly, to keep her forever in his debt, he seizes it. But Eleanor brings her own agenda - her own history - which threatens Isaac's position and the very fabric of Erato's society.
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  • EDGE: How to Handle Your Mum

    By Roy Apps, Nick Sharratt
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Sharratt
    This super silly book is here to 'help' children with all mum-related problems (so add it to the basket quick, before your mum spots it in her order, erhem!)Inside you'll find highly expert* advice, from identifying mum 'types' to solving mum problems, how to identify super-mum powers and, of course, how to defend yourself against them. This hilarious handbook helps you to train your mum - frankly, before it's too late - and has some cool quizzes to test your mum-handling skills.WARNING: contains daft material that kids might actually enjoy reading. Perfect for readers aged 7+.*Written by a BAFTA award winning author, Roy Apps, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt - winner of the Nestle Book Award.
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    The Easter Book

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Have a great Easter with this bumper book, containing all you need to have an egg-stra special time! In here you will find the Easter story, hot cross buns, Easter bonnets, eggs galore and much, much more! Impress everyone with your Easter knowledge and entertain them with your Easter jokes. This book is packed with craft activities and recipes, so that you can make Easter gifts for all your friends and family.Suitable for readers aged 6+.
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