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Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

By Enid Blyton, Emma Chichester Clark
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Illustrated by:
Emma Chichester Clark
Popular and little-known stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton, brought together in a stunning gift book, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.Enid Blyton was a storyteller who effortlessly transported readers to the enchanted lands of her imagination. In Blyton's world, carpets could grant wishes, rabbits rode on underground railways and magic doors and rabbit-holes took adventurous children into strange new worlds. This collection, compiled by renowned Blyton experts Norman Wright and Mary Cadogan, combs the Blyton archive to select extracts from popular works such as The Magic Faraway Tree as well as forgotten tales from the hundreds of magazines Enid wrote and edited in the 40s and 50s. The book is divided into six chapters, such as 'Wizards and Witches', 'Animal Magic', 'Extraordinary Objects' and Greedy Magic'. Renowned illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, who illustrated the cover for the 70th anniversary edition of Five Runaway Together has provided atmospheric black and white drawings and eight full-colour plates.
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  • Ellie Simmonds

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the life of Ellie Simmonds, the troubles she has overcome and the sacrifices she has made to become the swimming champion that she is today. Learn about her performances at the Beijing Olympics and at London 2012, and how she has made an impact on Paralympic sport.
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  • EDGE: How to Handle Your Mum

    By Roy Apps, Nick Sharratt
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Sharratt
    This super silly book is here to 'help' children with all mum-related problems (so add it to the basket quick, before your mum spots it in her order, erhem!)Inside you'll find highly expert* advice, from identifying mum 'types' to solving mum problems, how to identify super-mum powers and, of course, how to defend yourself against them. This hilarious handbook helps you to train your mum - frankly, before it's too late - and has some cool quizzes to test your mum-handling skills.WARNING: contains daft material that kids might actually enjoy reading. Perfect for readers aged 7+.*Written by a BAFTA award winning author, Roy Apps, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt - winner of the Nestle Book Award.
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  • Easy Mind and Body Tricks

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Great magicians always have a few mid and body tricks in their repertoire so why not learn some yourself? These tricks don't require any equipment at all - just your mind and your body. You can amaze your friends with tricks like the 'body controller' or the 'invisible attack' trick whenever you have a spare moment.Part of the series Beginner Magic, these four books cover basic magic tricks without the need for expensive equipment. They are fun to learn and can be performed almost anywhere!
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  • Easy Pen and Paper Tricks

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Great magicians always have a few simple pen and paper tricks up their sleeves, so why not learn some yourself? A pen and paper is easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends with a quick trick. Make your friends think you are a mind-reader, a maths genius or a master of illusion with these magic tricks.Part of the series Beginner Magic, these four books cover basic magic tricks without the need for expensive equipment. They are fun to learn and can be performed almost anywhere!
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  • Easy Card Tricks

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Great magicians always have a few card tricks up their sleeves so why not learn some yourself? A pack of cards is easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends anytime with a quick trick, such as 'jumping jacks', the 'amazing mind-reader' or 'chase that ace' whenever you have a spare moment.Part of the series Beginner Magic, these four books cover basic magic tricks without the need for expensive equipment. They are fun to learn and can be performed almost anywhere!
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  • Easy Coin Tricks

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Great magicians always have a few coin tricks up their sleeves so why not learn some yourself? Coins are easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends with a quick trick such as the 'disappearing coin', the 'money mind-reader' and the 'coin squeeze' whenever you have a spare moment.Part of the series Beginner Magic, these four books cover basic magic tricks without the need for expensive equipment. They are fun to learn and can be performed almost anywhere!
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  • Extreme Sports

    By Tracey Turner
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Have you ever:Climbed Mount Everest?Been a skateboarding champion?Won a race at school sports day?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you! Scared of heights? Great! Feel green about extreme sports? Super! Inside you can read about lots of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it. Love your inner wimp!Inside:Extreme Sports on Land - Bikes, Climbing, Speed Skiing (and Bobsleigh), Extreme Running and TriathlonExtreme Water Sports - Cliff Diving, Extreme Swimming, Extreme Boats, SurfingExtreme Sports in Mid-Air - Skydiving, Wingsuit Flying, BASE jumping, Bungee Jumping, Slacklining and HighliningThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Ellie Simmonds

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    Ellie, or Eleanor, Simmonds, is a swimming legend - and she's only sixteen years old - a multi-Paralympic champion. Read her story from her childhood up to when she crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Paralympics.It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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  • EDGE : The Wimp's Guide: The Supernatural

    By Tracey Turner
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Have you ever:Chopped the head off a zombie?Been chased by a werewolf?Spent the night in a haunted house?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you!Frightened of ghosts? Great! Do your legs turn to jelly? Cool! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it.Inside:Ghastly Ghosts - Mists, Orbs and Shadows, Apparitions, Poltergeists, Weird Ghosts, Screaming SkullsThe Undead - Zombies, VampiresLycanthropes - WerewolvesPlaces to Avoid - Haunted Castles and HousesThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Extreme Sports People

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Celebrity Secrets feature nine celebrities in depth. The star's background, personal life and career highlights are explored. The books also features six mini-biographies of other celebrities.
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    Even More Nonsense From Michael Rosen

    By Michael Rosen, Clare Mackie
    Authors:
    Michael Rosen
    Illustrated by:
    Clare Mackie
    Following on from Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense, the crazy poet returns with Even More Nonsense. When will he ever stop?A collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. The hilarious poems are perfectly matched by Clare Mackie's wonderfully bizarre illustrations.
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