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  • Anansi and the Box of Stories

    By Katie Dale, Valentina Bandera
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Valentina Bandera
    A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite African tale. Anansi the spider is a trickster and he will stop at nothing to get Nyame's story box, proving that even the littlest among us can achieve the greatest things.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.
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  • Autism

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way. It is part of a hands-on series of picture books designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. This book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel, particularly suited to 5-7 year olds, but with scope to appeal to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • Androcles and the Lion

    By Sue Graves, Alex Paterson
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Paterson
    Androcles is a brave slave. One day he escapes from his master and hides in a cave, only for a terrifying Lion to come into the cave! Little does he realise the encounter with the Lion will in fact save his life ...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.
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    Amazing

    By Steve Antony
    Authors:
    Steve Antony
    A joyful new picture book by the award-winning Steve Antony, creator of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - just like everyone else!A celebration of friendship and being yourself with a positive message about celebrating diversity. The perfect platform to start conversations about the importance of understanding and acceptance. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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  • Abdul's Lazy Sons

    By Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...Reading Champion is a completely innovative reading programme developed with experts at UCL's Institute of Education. The series offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills, with books spanning the 4-11 age group.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, so they can read with little or no help and encourages reading for pleasure. This story is perfect for those reading book band 9 (Gold) or aged 6 and up.
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  • Adoption

    By Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Illustrated by:
    Ximena Jeria
    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 give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • Attack of the Snack

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Julian Gough
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman
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  • Adam Peaty

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. 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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  • At Night

    By Barrie Wade
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
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  • At the Zoo

    By Jenny Jinks, Nicola Anderson
    Authors:
    Jenny Jinks
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Anderson
    It's feeding time at the Zoo and all the animals are hungry! But where has Mum's picnic gone? 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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Mum and Fin take a picnic to the zoo, but by the time they look for their food, it's all gone!
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  • At the Skate Park

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Reading Champion is a book banded reading programme for independent reading offering fantastic, original stories accompanied by engaging artwork. Each book has been carefully levelled making it easy to match to a child's reading ability and fully supports reading for pleasure.In this story, Pip and Dan head to the skate park - but who will end up laughing and who will end up flat on their face? A perfectly pitched story for children aged 3-5 starting to learn to read alone or support to those reading book band red 2 in the classroom.
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  • Ahmed and the New Boy

    By Enid Richemont, Maxine Lee
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Maxine Lee
    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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed's school - and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?
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    The Astonishing Colour of After

    By Emily X.R. Pan
    Authors:
    Emily X.R. Pan
    A New York Times bestseller.'This brilliantly crafted novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. A very special book' - JOHN GREEN, author of The Fault in Our StarsLife, loss, love and art explode in a kaleidoscope of emotions as one girl must learn the truth about her family's past in order to bring peace to the present. For fans of John Green, Jennifer Niven, Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon.Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: 'I want you to remember'. Leigh doesn't know what it means, but when a red bird appears with a message, she finds herself travelling to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. Leigh is far away from home and far away from Axel, her best friend, who she stupidly kissed on the night her mother died - leaving her with a swell of guilt that she wasn't home, and a heavy heart, thinking she may have destroyed the one good thing left in her life. Overwhelmed by grief, Leigh retreats into her art and into her memories, where colours collide and the rules of reality are broken. The only thing Leigh is certain about is that she must find out the truth. She must remember.With lyrical prose and magical elements, Emily X.R. Pan's stunning debut novel alternates between past and present, romance and despair, as one girl attempts to find herself through family history, art, friendship, and love.
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    A-Z of Growing Up, Puberty and Sex

    By Lesley De Meza, Stephen De Silva
    Authors:
    Lesley De Meza, Stephen De Silva
    The A-Z of Growing UP, Puberty and Sex is the perfect ready-reference guide to help you get through adolescence. Get to grips with all of the important, and sometimes embarrassing, facts of life. Packed with lots of practical support on how to deal with the physical and emotional changes that growing up brings. This book explains words and terms, both medical and slang, to help you find your way through puberty from A-Z.From A to Z, here are some of the topics discussed in this great guide to being or becoming a teenager: Adoption, Body image, Coming out, Contraception, Dumping and getting dumped, Eating disorders, Fancying: Does he/she fancy you?, Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS, Internet safety, Jealousy, Kissing, Love, Masturbation, Orgasm, Peer pressure, Periods, Relationships, Sex, Transgender/Transsexual, Underwear, Virginity, Wet dreams, You, Zits...
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  • Amazing Archie

    By Lynne Benton, Roger Simó
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Simó
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  • Ana Anteater Goes for Gold

    By Karen Wallace, Andy Rowland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Rowland
    Ana Anteater has a special skill: synchronized swimming! Along with her friends she whirls and twirls around the water - so when the Olympics comes to town she has to enter! The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. They are suitable for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5.
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  • The Ants and the Grasshopper

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Grasshopper lazes around, singing in the summer sunshine and laughing at the hardworking ants. He's far too busy to collect food for the winter. But what will happen when the cold weather comes?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Advertising

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Is advertising simply a way of presenting information to help consumers make choices in our increasingly competitive world? Or is advertising sophisticated persuasion that tricks, misleads and influences the buyer? Look in detail at the industry, the effects of advertising and its influence on our daily lives. The author uses real-life case studies to illustrate the subject; fact panels, quotes and statistics give an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate.The Ethical Debates series confronts contentious issues affecting people in the 21st century.
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  • The Animals' Football Final

    By Clare De Marco, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
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  • Arabella's Web

    By Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Gabriele Antonini
    Arabella the spider tries hard to spin the perfect web, but things keep going wrong! Will she ever catch anything for dinner?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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