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  • Amazing Archie

    By Lynne Benton, Roger Simo
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Simo
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  • At Night

    By Barrie Wade
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    All sorts of wonderful things take place at night, in this story discover a world after dark from your own bedroom window! 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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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    Atlas of the World

    By Julia Adams
    Authors:
    Julia Adams
    Visit all seven continents and discover some of their amazing features, from high mountains and deep lakes to extreme habitats and weather. A beautifully illustrated book that looks at the people, animals, plants and geological features that make our world such a special place.Packed full of interesting facts and quirky stats for your geographers! For children aged 5+ studying geography at KS1
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    All I Want For Christmas

    By Rachel Bright
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Two penguins discover that love is the perfect gift at Christmas in this sparkling festive picture book!The countdown to Christmas has begun and there is so much for Little Penguin to be excited about: decorating the tree, cooking festive treats, sending a letter to Santa, wrapping presents, and much more. But what does Big Penguin want for Christmas? The answer will warm the hearts of every penguin, big or small!From the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.Rachel Bright's card and gift range The Bright Side has sold over 7.5 million cards and over three million gifts worldwide. lookonthebrightside.co.uk
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    The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

    By Richard Adams, Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Richard Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Alex T. Smith
    From the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, comes an enchanting picture book about the adventures of a mischievous homemade dragon. Illustrated by Alex T. Smith, creator of Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.Whatever you've lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He's retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He's so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen's crown?Richard Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction. Watership Down has sold over 50 million copies. A new mini series of Watership Down will premiere Christmas 2017 on BBC1 and launch globally on Netflix Spring 2018, featuring the voices of Olivia Colman and Freddie Fox, amongst others.
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    By Adrian Mitchell, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Adrian Mitchell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories.Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . .Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero.Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more.This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket.Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books:Orchard Greek MythsOrchard Aesop's FablesThe Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more)Orchard Ballet Stories
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  • Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse & the Boy Who Cried Wolf

    By Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Daniel Howarth, Anni Axworthy
    Authors:
    Aesop, Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Daniel Howarth, Anni Axworthy
    Discover two fabulous fables in accessible comic book form: find out how heroes come in all sizes in The Lion and the Mouse and the consequence of telling lies in The Boy Who Cried Wolf. First Graphic Readers is an original approach to well known fables,for very young readers. Here are much loved, read again stories in a form proven to entice emergent readers. Beautiful artwork accompanies clear narrative text in art panels and direct speech in speech bubble, giving readers an introduction to reading in comic form. Each book contains two stories and has two different illustration styles to help differentiate the stories and give a compendium feel.
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  • Aesop: The Hare and the Tortoise & The Fox and the Goat

    By Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Andy Rowland
    Authors:
    Aesop, Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Rowland
    Discover two fabulous fables in accessible comic book form: Who will have the last laugh in The Hare and the Tortoise? Plus find out why trusting too easily can cause problems in The Fox and the Goat.First Graphic Readers is an original approach to well known fables,for very young readers. Here are much loved, read again stories in a form proven to entice emergent readers. Beautiful artwork accompanies clear narrative text in art panels and direct speech in speech bubble, giving readers an introduction to reading in comic form. Each book contains two stories and has two different illustration styles to help differentiate the stories and give a compendium feel.
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  • Aesop: the Ant and the Grasshopper & the Fox and the Crow

    By Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Gabriele Antonini, Barbara Nascimbeni
    Authors:
    Aesop, Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Gabriele Antonini, Barbara Nascimbeni
    Discover two fabulous fables in accessible comic book form: The Ants and the Grasshopper shows us why it is good to work hard and prepare when Grasshopper is left with no food for winter; Meanwhile Crow learns a valuable lesson in the folly of vanity when she loses her cheese to a cunning fox.First Graphic Readers is an original approach to the perennially popular Aesop's fables. These much loved, read again stories have been transformed into a fun graphic form perfect for children learning to read alone. Beautiful artwork accompanies carefully controlled narrative text in panels and speech bubbles, with text large enough for the young reader to read themselves. Every book in the series contains two stories, each with its own illustration style which also adds a compendium feel. Perfect for 4-6 year olds.
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  • Animals

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
    Have you ever wondered why zebras have stripes, how animals change colour or why lizards like to sit in the sun? Read this book to find out how animals feed, grow and survive. From acorns to zebras, we'll look at the puzzlingquestions you may have. Some of the answers might surprise you!Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • The Awful Astronaut

    By Damian Harvey, Davide Ortu
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Davide Ortu
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story, Sam Jones cannot wait to be an astronaut but there is a problem; in fact there are many: he is very clumsy, gets travel sick, and is generally disaster prone! 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 achievement 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.
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  • Ancient Rome

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    What sort of work could job-hunters in Ancient Rome expect to find? They might become a soldier in the most disciplined army in the known world, or a fuller, cleaning other people's dirty laundry by trampling it in vats of urine. What were the pay and conditions like for a doctor or a cook in Ancient Rome? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate illustrations.Other titles in the Best and Worst Jobs series include: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times
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  • Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    If you enjoy reading about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, especially about the grim and gory aspects of each era, this is the book for you! What sort of work could job-hunters in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times expect to find? An Anglo-Saxon might become a monk, painstakingly copying out manuscripts by hand and fending off attacks from ferocious Viking invaders, or a nettle collector, pounding stinging nettles to release their flax-like fibres and boiling them to make a medicinal tea. What were the pay and conditions like for a cook or a charm-maker in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Times? Which were the most dangerous jobs and which the most high status? The book is illustrated throughout with photos of artefacts from the period from the Art Archive and complemented by quirky and humorous but historically accurate drawings by Alex Paterson.
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  • Alola Adventure

    Gotta Catch 'Em All! A fantastic full-colour early reader that Pokémon's youngest fans have been waiting for!Ash and his mum are on holiday in the Alola region, along with Pikachu and Mimey, and having a great time. Join Ash for a new adventure, exciting challenges and of course - more Pokémon battles!
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  • Ava Fluffyface's Special Day

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Join Lily and Jess at Spelltop School, where they learn all about the magic of Friendship Forest. But when lessons are disrupted by a mysterious spell, the girls must work together to find out what's happening. Can gorgeous kitten Ava Fluffyface help them figure it out before it's too late?An enchanting series full of adorable animals, magic and friendship - from the creator of RAINBOW MAGIC, the UK's bestselling series for girls aged 5-7.
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  • Ascension

    By Olivia Chase
    Authors:
    Olivia Chase
    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the second book in this kick-ass new series will keep you on the edge of your seat ...Diana, Minerva and Vesta are Demon Hunters, gifted with amazing powers. They can see truth with the touch of the hand, break down solid walls and shoot lightning from their fingertips ... basically all the things you could want in the battle against supernatural evil. When an eerie fog cloaks Edinburgh and the girls find a boy, bloodied and confused, they suspect a demon is up to no good. Before they can even grab their weapons, they're plunged into a fight agianst an ancient foe. Will the united strength of their Trinity be enough to keep them alive?With new faces, an old flame and one seriously blood-thirsty demon, things are about to get interesting ...
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  • The Ancient World

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Shang Dynasty, the Assyrians and the Phoenicians? What was happening at the same time in the Persian Empire and in Oceania? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the ancient world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
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  • Alphabet

    By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
    Authors:
    Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
    This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of the alphabet to support your child's early learning. Using familiar animals, objects and concepts each spread takes a thematic approach to learning. Photographs rather than illustrations help to reinforce their learning and the book takes a flexible approach, asking key questions on each page but with enough scope to make up questions of your own.There are four titles in the series, Start To Learn: Alphabet, Numbers, Animals and Words. Perfect for Early Years.
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  • The Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Dig deep and explore the incredible plant life cycle story. From tiny seeds to small shoots, long branches and mighty tree trunks, explore the life cycle of plants and find out what plants need to help them grow.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out about how plants grow. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains why insects are important to plants, how seeds travel and why plants are important to us all. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:The Great Big Water Cycle AdventureA Stroll Through the SeasonsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle Story
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  • The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:The Great Big Water Cycle AdventureA Stroll Through the SeasonsThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story
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