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  • Hidden Talent

    By Cath Jones, Anne Defreville
    Authors:
    Cath Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Anne Defreville
    It's the school talent show, and a famous celebrity is coming to judge. Max's friends are excited and long to take part, but Max feels far too shy. Friendship and understanding help her work through and ultimately overcome her anxiety.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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 activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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    Happy to Be Me

    By Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Emma Dodd
    A fun-filled, rhyming book celebrating bodies of all kinds, from Emma Dodd, the bestselling author-illustrator of Forever and Sometimes.Thank you, hands, you touch and hold.Ears, you hear the things I'm told.Thank you, eyes, you let me see. Oh, I'm so happy to be me!Emma Dodd's simple, heartfelt story offers children and their parents a way of talking easily, and with gratitude, about their bodies and the wonderful things they can do. This is the perfect way to build body confidence and self-esteem in even the youngest children!'With simple, rhyming text and bright, colourful artwork, this delightful picture book ... reminds us that each and every body is different, with its diverse cast of young friends including a wheelchair-user, a child with a hearing aid and characters with glasses. Another success from the bestselling author-illustrator' BookTrustLook out for these other amazing books from Emma Dodd (written by Giles Andreae):I Love My MummyI Love My DaddyI Love My GrandmaI Love My GrandadI Love My Teacher
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  • Having a Disability

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    How do you help a young child deal with disability or explain what that means? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • The Houses We Build

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to the houses we live in? How can we build enough safe, comfortable and energy-efficient homes for everyone who needs them without contributing to climate change and habitat destruction? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
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    The Huge Bag of Worries Board Book

    By Virginia Ironside, Frank Rodgers
    Authors:
    Virginia Ironside
    Illustrated by:
    Frank Rodgers
    Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are with her all the time - at school, at home, when she is watching TV and even in the bathroom! Jenny decides they have to go, but who will help her get rid of them?A funny and reassuring look at dealing with worries and anxiety, to be used as a spring board into important conversations with your child.
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  • Health and Disease

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Health problems have a significant impact on the wellbeing and even the life expectancy of many people in low-and middle-income countries. This book looks at the factors that influence life expectancy and at what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. It explores the fight against disease throughout the world and the role of healthcare industries. It asks readers to think about what they can do to promote good health, in their own lives and the lives of others.The Our World in Crisis series features in-depth explorations of major issues faced by people across the world today. Each book features case studies, photos and infographics to present statistics. They are a great resource for children aged 10+ who want to look behind the headlines in a world of fake news or for citizenship education.
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  • Human Body

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
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  • How to Make Money from Your Spare Time

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to turn your spare time into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: growing plants, using photography skills and offering a service such as car washing. The business areas covered include: research, marketing, pricing, production and selling.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise. It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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  • How to Make Money from Upcycling

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love creating things and want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to turn your creations into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: upcycling ideas from simple garden products to jewellery, conducting market research, creating branding and where and how to sell (including on the Internet or at craft fairs).There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise. It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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  • Hippo Owns Up - A book about telling the truth

    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 honesty is, and help them understand the importance of owning up to your mistakes. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Hippo is having a bad day. It all started when he missed his breakfast. He can't concentrate in class and his tummy won't stop rumbling. And when he sees Mrs Croc's special chocolate cake, he can't resist. Now somebody else is getting the blame for eating it. Will Hippo do the right thing and tell the truth and make amends for what he's done?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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    How Should I Behave?

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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  • Hey Diddle Diddle

    By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Merritt
    Hey Diddle Diddle combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along as they recognise all the friendly characters in this timeless rhyme. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm
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  • How to Make Money from Cooking and Baking

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love cooking and baking and want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to your cooker into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: designing brand images, conducting market research, writing a business plan and understanding restrictions and the law. If you simply want to make some money for charity there's a guide to this area as well.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise.It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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  • How to Make Money from Your Computer

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love your computer and want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to your computer into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: blogs, vlogs, youtube, monetising your content, video gaming and online surveys.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise.It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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    How Will I Grow?

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    A sensitive but straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out and what we need to do to be strong and healthy. Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty, from how your body changes to falling in love. Sharing this book is the perfect, child-friendly way to answer those difficult questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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    Heartsong

    By Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Ray
    An orphan with no voice but an extraordinary musical gift. A man of music who discovers her gift. Heartsong is a spellbinding tale about the healing power of music, set against the mystery and beauty of Venice."Destined to be a future classic" Manchester Evening News"This is a spectacular book... a quiet, heart-soaring triumph" Big Issue"A very special present for music-loving readers" The TimesAbandoned at the orphanage in Venice as a baby, Laura has never spoken. Her life is transformed when the composer Vivaldi unlocks her passion for music. The seasons turn, dark turns to light and miracles happen.Carnegie award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland makes every word a master stroke. This short novel is exquisitely illustrated by acclaimed artist Jane Ray. Her work is inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the real girls and boys who lived and laughed and worked in the Venetian orphanage.
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  • Hugless Douglas

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug!This is the first adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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    How to Build Your Own Country

    By Valerie Wyatt
    Authors:
    Valerie Wyatt
    For the next generation of world leaders, this is an excellent resource for children aged 9+ who are curious about the world and the rules that govern each of us. Tired of people always telling you what to do? Why not start your own country? The Kingdom of Jack! The Federal Republic of Grace! Let this book be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. An excellent resource for the secondary citizenship curriculum to support learning about UK government and political systems.Contents: STEP 1: Stake Out Your Identity; Naming Your Country; Finding a Population; Designing a Flag and Choosing a Motto; Writing a National Anthem; STEP 2: Run the Country; Setting up a Government; Holding Elections; Writing a Constitution; Making the Laws; Serving Your Citizens; Making Money; Taking a Holiday; STEP 3: Meet the Neighbours; Who's Who?; Keeping the Peace; Put It All Together and You Get
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    How to Fly with Broken Wings

    By Jane Elson
    Authors:
    Jane Elson
    'If Finn Maison shouts jump you jump or you are dead.'Twelve-year-old Willem has Aspergers Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. But all the other boys from the Beckham Estate do is make him jump off things. First his desk - and now the wall. As his toes teeter on the edge, Sasha Bradley gives him a tiny little wink. Might she become his friend?Bullied by Finn and his gang the Beckham Estate Boyz, Willem has no choice but to jump. As he flies through the air he flaps his arms, wishing he could fly and escape into the clouds. Instead he comes crashing down and breaks his ankle.Sasha, angry with herself for not stopping Finn and his Boyz, is determined to put things right. And soon, while the gangs riot on their estate, Willem and Sasha form an unlikely friendship. Because they share a secret. Sasha longs to fly too.And when Magic Man Archie arrives with stories of war-flying spitfires, he will change the lives of the kids on the Beckham Estate for ever. And perhaps find a way for Willem and Sasha to fly ...Touching on themes such as friendship and bullying, this is a charming tale about overcoming obstacles and finding friendship in unlikely places.'heart-rending, heartbreaking and heartening' The Best New Children's Books Guardian Supplement
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    Hate

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, which saw Sophie and her partner Rob viciously attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire because of the way they dressed, this is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.
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