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Bombs and Blackberries

By Julia Donaldson, Thomas Docherty
Authors:
Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by:
Thomas Docherty
A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Perfect for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019.World War Two has been declared and the Chivers children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Also includes helpful tips on staging and costume.'This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children' - Books for KeepsJulia Donaldson (Author)Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child which have sold 17 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 70 languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Thomas Docherty (Illustrator)Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster and The Driftwood Ball. He also illustrated The Snatchabook, written by his wife Helen, which has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.
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  • Big Cats

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Get your teeth into facts about big cats and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. Perfect for 7-9 year olds or those at Key Stage 2.
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  • The Bunk Bed

    By Jackie Walter, Chris Borges
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Borges
    In this story, Freddie and Billy are getting bunk beds. They are very excited but just cannot agree on which bunk each should have. Luckily, Mum has a 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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • The Big Match

    By Damian Harvey
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    Damian Harvey
    Todd is football mad. It's Todd's birthday soon and he decides he wants to have a football party! But then he gets tickets to see the big match and it's on the same day - what will Todd decide to do? 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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  • Bob's Cab

    By Sue Graves, Michael Emmerson
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Michael Emmerson
    It's getting very full in Bob's cab as he stops to pick up each passenger and their pet - will they all 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 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, Bob stops to pick up lots of passengers and their animals...but his cab gets very full!
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  • Big Birthday Cake Rescue

    By Pat-a-Cake
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    Pat-a-Cake
    It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, PJ Masks! It's Greg's birthday and he's super excited for his lizard-themed party, but when his cake goes missing, the PJ Masks must find the pesky villain and get it back. Night Ninja has the cake and the PJ Masks must work together to beat the baddie!Also available: PJ Masks: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands
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  • Big Stickers for Tiny Hands

    By Pat-a-Cake
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    Pat-a-Cake
    Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2018This super PJ Masks book is full of exciting city scenes and activities - can you help the PJ Masks save the day? The big ready-cut stickers with easy-peel tabs are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick. Join Catboy, Owlette and Gekko - and of course those pesky villains - in this super sticker book, with a giant fold out scene in the middle to fill with stickers and play. The search bar at the bottom of each page has lots to spot and will bring hours of fun for PJ Masks fans. Also available: PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow in the Dark Sticker Book, PJ Masks: Mayhem at the Museum, PJ Masks: Feathered Friends, PJ Masks: 1001 Super Stickers, PJ Masks: Press-out Vehicles book
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  • The Big Box

    By Sue Graves, Louise Forshaw
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Louise Forshaw
    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, a big box becomes lots of different things to play with!
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  • Battle on Alola

    Gotta Catch 'Em All! A fantastic full-colour early reader that Pokémon's youngest fans have been waiting for!Ash is determined to catch a Pokémon on Alola. When he saves a Rowlet, Ash thinks this is his chance. But catching Pokémon is not that simple!
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  • Bitra and the Witch

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
    Bold and daring adventures of boy hero Oolaf in the world of Vikings!Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Boy hero Oolaf is on another quest for adventure. This time he meets a girl named Bitra, who leads him to a terrible Sea Witch...The Viking Adventures series are colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2. This series is all banded book band Lime 11 and are designed to boost confidence and develop fluent readers, a great way to progress reading skills and read for pleasure. Books also contain facts and a glossary at the back with some key Viking terms, making a great cross curricular link for Viking topic work.
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  • Bronze Age Adventures: Metal Man

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    This brilliant new mini series introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!In this story, Dug is bored, but then he watches Mini creating rock babies and gets an idea - why not create his very own metal man! The first ingredient is wax from honeycomb - and that means collecting some from a nest of angry bees...!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old independent readers.
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  • Bronze Age Adventures: Hounds of Horror

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    What happens when Dug and his sister, Mini have to cross the woods to find Grandma ... at the same time as a pack of hungry wolves are out? This brilliant new mini series introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old independent readers.
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  • Bronze Age Adventures: Dug in Danger

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    This brilliant mini series for the independent reader introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated in colour by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. Follow Dug and family as he races against a raging river to save his pet wolf, Woof and his family's tent! You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!Race Ahead with Reading is a perfect introduction to reading chapters. There is a sense of achievement at completing each chapter and the series encourages children to really take the driving seat with their reading. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old fluent, independent readers who want to build confidence and really race ahead with their reading!
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  • Bronze Age Adventures: Midsummer Mayhem

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
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  • Battle of the HQs

    By Pat-a-Cake
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. This cool adventure storybook is based on the episode 'Owlette and the Battling Headquarters' - Amaya notices that the Ninjalinos are stealing all the school buses, and it turns out that Night Ninja is using the stolen buses to build a headquarters to rival the PJ Masks'! At first Owlette is worried that the PJ Masks' HQ cannot fight back power-for-power, but eventually the PJ Masks work together to beat the baddies. PJ Masks all shout hooray!Also available:PJ Masks: Pedal Power, PJ Masks: Meet the PJ masks sticker book, PJ Masks: Annual 2018PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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    Be a Rugby Expert

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
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  • By Printing and Stamping

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping shows you how to make bottletop balloons, broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • Baking

    By Katie Marshall
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    Katie Marshall
    Learn how to bake from scratch and make delicious meals, snacks and treats! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete ten tasty bakes, from simple cupcakes to flapjacks and even pizza twists! Each recipe introduces a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. The bakes include some gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free recipes, plus there are tips at the back of the book for how to make allergen substitutions.The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Knitting, Drawing, Photography.
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  • Best Friends Forever

    By Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    Authors:
    Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    Join schoolgirl detectives Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally for more mystery and glamour in Holly and Kelly Willoughby's final adventure set in a contemporary school for the Performing Arts.Twin sisters Molly and Maria are first class detectives with a flair for uncovering adventure - there's no mystery too big for the Fitzfoster duo. But, alongside their crafty clue-hunting, there's also the small matter of a school camping trip in the big outdoors. The girls are ready to roll up their sleeves but nothing could prepare the friends for what awaits them en France . . . The sparkling finale to the much-loved contemporary detective series for fans of Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine.This book is GLEE for 9+ and is perfect for fans of BALLET SHOES and MALLORY TOWERS.
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  • Ben's Rocket

    By Anne Cassidy, Steve Cox
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Cox
    Ben really wants to go into space. He tries hard to get there! Perhaps his dad can help him?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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