By 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.
Ten Little Princesses
By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
A traditional counting rhyme with a sprinkling of fairy tale magic. Now in a chunky board book format, perfect for little hands to hold.Ten little princesses going to the ball, Trotting on their ponies, past the castle wall.Are they looking forward to their very special day?Ten little princesses all shout, "Yay!"Ten little princesses set off on a journey to a magical fairy tale ball. But on the way to the ball there's a dark and spooky forest, and a wicked witch, and a big bad wolf, and a sneaky troll, and a hungry giant! Will any of the little princesses get to the ball on time?Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this magical princess adventure: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and more! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the award-winning, bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.
The Three Little Pigs
By Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"The Three Little Pigs is a tale of adventure and narrow escapes with lots of exciting twists and favourite repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour leap from every page, from our three little heroes and the big bad wolf.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling.
The Terrifying Teacher
By Claire O'Brien, 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.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow
By Jessica Townsend
An international bestselling series - enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor. Featuring a 'hidden' illustration beneath the stunning cover, both sprinkled with gold, this is the perfect gift for all adventurous young readers."Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical ... quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years" - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike"An extraordinary story full of magics great and small" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars"Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page. Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book" - David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero"A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive" - Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers"A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure" - Sunday Express"Funny and delightful" - The Sunday TimesMorrigan Crow is cursed, destined to die on her eleventh birthday. But, as the clock strikes midnight, she's whisked away by a remarkable man called Jupter North and taken to the secret city of Nevermoor.There she's invited to join the Wundrous Society. Mystery, magica and protection are hers - if only she can pass four impossible trials, using an exceptional talent. Which she doesn't have...Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.
Ten Little Elves
By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Ten little elves set off on a mission to rescue Christmas. But what will the little elves do when they meet a growling polar bear, a yowling yeti and a scary Ice Queen? Will the little eleves save the day?Count from ten to one, and back again, with this fabulously festive picture book. With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again. (And comes complete with a shimmering foiled cover!)Praise for the Ten Little series:"Roaringly funny rhymes" - Independent"A rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations ... excellent" - Guardian"Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud" - Angels & Urchins"Brilliant to help teach children to recognise numbers" - New Statesman
There May Be a Castle
By Piers Torday
A remarkable story about love, loss and the power of the imagination, from an award-winning, celebrated writer for children.On a frozen Christmas Eve, Mouse Mallory and his family set off across a snow-white valley to visit his grandparents.They never arrive.As the wheels skid off the icy road, Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he finds himself in a magical landscape, with only a talkative sheep and a very bossy horse for company.And they tell him: this is your story now.So begins Mouse's extraordinary quest through a world of wonder. A world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.All to find a castle, somewhere, beyond.But why is Mouse looking for a castle? As thoughts of his family back at the car begin to surface, Mouse realises this might be the most important journey he will ever make ...This is a novel about love and death. It's about the power of stories to change the way we view the world - and it's about the power of a child to change their own world. Emotionally arresting but ultimately uplifting, this is a remarkable novel for our times.
The Tale of Jack Frost
By David Melling
From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this beautiful picture book tells the story of Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch. This winter classic has enchanted children for over ten years. With a sparkly foiled cover, this stunning new edition is something to treasure.There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic.The Jack Frost BBC animation has become a classic Christmas favourite.'Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told.' Primary Times
Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape
By Dermot O’Leary, 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).'
The Town Makeover
By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
This book explores the theme of civic or community pride in shared spaces and is suitable for young children aged 5+. Noah is really looking forward to his favourite magician visiting his town but he thinks his town needs a makeover before he comes. He and his family and friends get to work clearing litter and decorating the town. But how do they all feel when it looks like the magician can't make it after all? The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
The Taste of Blue Light
By Lydia Ruffles
'Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I LOVED IT' LOUISE O'NEILLAn incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.These are the things Lux knows:She is an artist. She is lucky. She is broken.These are the things she doesn't know:What happened over the summer.Why she ended up in hospital.Why her memories are etched in red. 'The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up ...'Desperate to uncover the truth, Lux's time is running out. If she cannot piece together the events of the summer and regain control of her fractured mind, she will be taken away from everything and everyone she holds dear.If her dreams don't swallow her first.'It's very brave, and fierce, and electric' SARA BARNARD
Ten Little Monsters
By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Ten little monsters set off in search of adventure. But what will the ten little monsters do when they meet a howling werewolf, a giant spider and other scaries in the night?A monster stomp of a book with lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again - at Halloween, or indeed at any time of the year! Now in a chunky board book format, perfect for little hands to hold.Praise for Ten Little Pirates:'A rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations . . . an excellent addition to books that help with counting.'Guardian'Ties together its counting lessons and bobbing rhymes with intricate neatness . . . Lots of humorous details to discover on every page.'Time Out'Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud.'Angels & Urchins'This book is wonderful.'Child-Led Chaos
Ten Little Superheroes
By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
A traditional counting rhyme with awesome superhero powers! (and a super-shiny red foil cover)Evil super villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys look set to destroy the city. Will the Super Hero Kids have the super powers to defeat them? Count from ten to one, and back again, with this action-packed picture book. With lots of things to spot and count on every page (plus some brilliant superhero sound words!) this noisy rhyming picture book is perfect for sharing again and again.Praise for the Ten Little series: 'Count along with these adventurous dinosaurs in roaringly funny rhymes.'The Independent'Brilliant to help teach children recognise numbers.'Huffington Post'Riotous fun... Sure to raise a roar of approval'New Statesman,
Can't wait for the My Little Pony movie? Be the first to read about brand-new pony, Tempest! This prequel book tells the story of new character, Tempest Shadow, voiced by Emily Blunt. Set before the My Little Pony movie, this book perfectly sets the scene for the amazing adventures to come. Perfect to read together or to encourage independent reading, this book features exciting new characters from the My Little Pony movie. A must-have for all My Little Pony fans! There are My Little Pony books for all ages! * Colour, sticker activity and picture books for little My Little Pony fans: * Full colour Early Readers for those just starting their reading journey: * Sparkling chapter books, perfect for newly confident readers: * And for confident readers, meet the Equestria Girls!
Thank You, Mr Panda
By Steve Antony
'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise - IF they remember to say thank you! The grumpiest of Pandas and his friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners.Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm, selling over 200,000 copies since it was first published. Steve won the Oscar's First Book Prize for The Queen's Hat.'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
Tales of Toyland
By 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
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Tiger Has a Tantrum - A book about feeling angry
By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
The Toy Shop Train
By Jackie Walter, Marcus Cutler
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 Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, the toys have a fun-filled ride on the toy shop train!
By Jackie Walter, Trevor Dunton
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 Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Ben magics up a hat - and then all sorts of animals! Wherever can he keep them all?