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Cicada

By Shaun Tan
Authors:
Shaun Tan
A stunning new picture book for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, from Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.Cicada work in tall building.Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.No sick day. No mistake.Tok Tok Tok!Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, something truly extraordinary happens . . . A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked but dreams of magic, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator. This is Shaun Tan's first author-illustrator book in five years, and his most important and moving fable since The Arrival.
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A Christmas Carol

By Tony Mitton, Mike Redman
Authors:
Tony Mitton
Illustrated by:
Mike Redman
A magical picture book retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale - told in rhyme! Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! But one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from three ghostly spirits, who whisk him away on a magical journey through Past, Present and Future ... can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late?Tony Mitton's simple picture book retelling is perfect introduction, for even the youngest children, to this timeless story of Christmas love and kindness.
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  • Cave Boy and the Egg

    By Damian Harvey, Bill Bolton
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Bolton
    Cave Boy and his dad are hunting for food when they come across an enormous egg. When they take it home for dinner, they get an even bigger surprise!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.Independent Reading Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • The Cat's Tale

    By Lynne Rickards
    Authors:
    Lynne Rickards
    The Emperor challenges the animals to a race across the river, and the first 12 to cross will form the 12 animals of the zodic. Cat wants to win, but Rat has a cunning plan ...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.Independent Reading Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Chelsea the Chimpanzee Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Join Rachel and Kirsty on an animal rescue adventure!Naughty Jack Frost has stolen Chelsea the Chimpanzee Fairy's magical pet friend. But he soon realises he's bitten off more than he can chew! Can Kirsty, Rachel and Etta help get Chelsea's adorable chimp back where he belongs?
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    Claude Adventures

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.An shiny paperback treasury of Claude's very best adventures, containing three much-loved stories. Follow Claude and Sir Bobblysock as they dance and bottom-wiggle their way into the spotlight, head off in hot pursuit of a gold trophy, and stumble onto a film set to become movie stars! Includes: Lights! Camera! Action!, Going for Gold and Claude in the Spotlight.The perfect gift for fans of Alex T. Smith's hilarious bestselling series - ideal for new readers and also great for sharing!Praise for the Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' MetroClaude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
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    Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

    By Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Smith
    Oh no! Santa has got stuck down the chimney while delivering presents to the Three Little Pigs...Create your own hilarious festive fairy tales with this ingenious, split-page, spiral bound book. Enjoy hundreds of novelty stories.A follow-up to the bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales, illustrated by the creator of the much-loved Barry Loser, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Award for 6-8 year olds.Praise for Mixed Up Fairy Tales: 'Variations enough for plenty of delightfully silly combinations.' - Guardian
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    Cinderella

    By Ursula Jones, Jessica Courtney Tickle
    Authors:
    Ursula Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Jessica Courtney Tickle
    A sumptuously illustrated retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella.Rediscover the magic of Cinderella and enter a world of enchantment and romance with this exquisite picture book retelling. Award-winning author Ursula Jones breathes new life into this enduring and best-loved fairytale with her characteristic blend of warmth, humour and charm. Paired with dazzlingly intricate illustrations, this is a wonderfully evocative, beautiful and contemporary edition of this timeless classic.
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  • A Crown for Lion

    By A H Benjamin, Jeff Crowther
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Jeff Crowther
    In this fun, animal story, Lion is looking for a crown - he wants everyone to know he is the king. The animals try many different things, but nothing seems to work... until Lion has a sneezing fit!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.Independent Reading: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.
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    Charlie and Lola: One Thing Board Book

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola picture book all about counting and sums, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. Now in a brilliant board book!Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this hilarious picture book sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny. Sometimes for a treat, Mum says, "We are going to the shops and you may choose one thing.""One thing to share?" says Lola.I say, "One thing for you and one thing for me, which means two actual things."'Numeracy at its most joyful and positive ... a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years
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    Colour Me In

    By Lydia Ruffles
    Authors:
    Lydia Ruffles
    THE CATCHER IN THE RYE meets TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN from the acclaimed author of THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT. Praise for The Taste of Blue Light: "Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping." Louise O'NeillFIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN.Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke from the roof of their apartment.But when something irreparable happens and familiar black weeds start to crawl inside him, Arlo flees to the other side of the world, taking only a sketchbook full of maps.With its steaming soup and neon lights, this new place is both comforting and isolating.There, Arlo meets fellow traveller Mizuki. Something about her feels more like home than he's felt in a while. But what is Mizuki searching for?HOW FAR CAN YOU OUTRUN YOURSELF . . .BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR WAY BACK?
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  • Cara the Coding Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Three stories in one! Join Rachel and Kirsty for a magical adventure with another fairy friend in this bestselling and much-loved series for girls aged 5 and up!Join Kirsty, Rachel and Cara for a brand-new fairy adventure!Best friends Rachel and Kirsty are very excited to be going to a coding convention! They can't wait to start building their own programmes and apps. But naughty Jack Frost has other plans - to steal the magic of coding for himself!Have you read any other Rainbow Magic books? Try Ruby the Red Fairy to find out how Kirsty and Rachel's adventures began.
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  • Croc Needs to Wait - A book about patience

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being patient, and help them understand the importance of waiting their turn. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Croc can never wait for anything - he's alway interrupting, rushes everything and he can never wait to take his turn. Can he learn to slow down and be a little more patient?The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
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    The Colour of the Sun

    By David Almond
    Authors:
    David Almond
    This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig."The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town.As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'
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    The Changeover

    By Margaret Mahy
    Authors:
    Margaret Mahy
    A brand-new edition of the Carnegie Medal-winning THE CHANGEOVER - written by internationally bestselling author, Margaret Mahy.'A gorgeous, strange, unforgettable story . . . I more than loved it' Laini Taylor - author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone'A clammy hand pressed Laura down onto her knees beside Jacko's bed. It was the hand of terror, nothing less.'It was a warning. Laura felt it when she looked in the mirror that morning. There had been others: the day her father left home, the day she met Sorensen - the boy with the strange silver eyes.But nothing had prepared Laura for the horror of today. And now her little brother, Jacko, was fighting for his life after being sucked dry of his youth by the sinister Carmody Braque.Laura knows there is only one way to save Jacko; she must join Sorensen and use his supernatural powers to change over if there is to be any hope for her little brother.An unforgettable, supernatural romance.
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  • Cheetah Learns to Play Nicely - A book about being a good sport

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what fair play is, and help them understand the importance of being a good sport. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Cheetah always wants to win - no matter what it takes. But when his friends no longer want to play with him, he decides to look at his behaviour and start playing more nicely.The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
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    Clean

    By Juno Dawson, Beth Eyre
    Authors:
    Juno Dawson
    Read by:
    Beth Eyre
    When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong.Because rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility.From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all ... It's a dirty business getting clean.Addiction, redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted, and it will have you hooked from the very first page. 'I loved it' Marian Keyes'One to just enjoy' Stylist'An emotional freight train of a novel' Heat 'As bold and gritty as it is fabulously glossy and readable' Observer** With a stunning rose gold foil cover, Clean will look amazing on your bookshelf **
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the amazing story of Cristiano Ronaldo from his first street kickabout in Funchal, Maderia, to playing for Manchester Utd and Real Madrid. 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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  • Charlie and Lola A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    Charlie and Lola explore writing letters and first words using a handy wipe-clean pen to help children practise over and over again. Learn about big and small letters, matching, building and spelling simple words and spotting letters in unusual places!Use the pen to trace and draw letters, then move on to the other letter-based activities. Store the pen within the front cover to ensure it is handy for each time it's needed. Charlie and Lola activity books offer a new, fun way to engage with and enjoy early years learning. This wipe-clean letters book is also publishing alongside Exactly One Numbers Sticker Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child.
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  • Crash Landing

    By Robert Muchamore
    Authors:
    Robert Muchamore
    Don't miss the last episode of international bestseller Robert Muchamore's ROCK WAR series! Jay, Summer and Dylan are fresh out of the biggest reality show there is. But they're about to discover what fame and fortune are really about. Jay's brother Theo is young, rich and famous: but is it making him happy?Summer's got to weather her one-star reviews and take her career back into her own hands.And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show-business from the four walls of a prison cell. They've got everything to play for. From the author of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys: find out more at rockwar.com
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