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  • Black Cats and Butlers

    By Janine Beacham
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    Janine Beacham
    The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyWhen Rose Raventhorpe's beloved butler is found (gasp!) murdered in the hallway of her own house, she's determined to uncover the culprit. Especially since he's the third butler to die in a week! Rose's investigation leads her on a journey into a hidden world of grave robbers and duelling butlers, flamboyant magicians and the city's ancient feline guardians. Knives aren't just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know . . .
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  • Billie the Baby Goat Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Kirsty and Rachel love animals, especially cute baby ones! But when strange things start happening at the Wetherbury Petting Zoo, it's clear some magical mischief is afoot. Can the girls help their new friends The Baby Farm Animal Fairies put things right?
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  • Benin

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Benin was an important kingdom in West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out about Benin's magnificent capital city, the objects that Benin traded with Europe and their intricate bronze plaques and statues. Read about food and farming, armies and weapons, the life of a craftsman and how to make a leopard statue!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
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    The Book of Flags

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Did you know that the US Star-Spangled Banner was designed by a 17-year-old school boy? Or that the Brazilian flag shows a star constellation of the night sky from 1889? Welcome to the bizarre and fascinating world of flags! From the chequered Formula 1 flag and the rainbow banner to historical standards and country flags, this book is packed with amazing facts, stories and curiosities behind some of the world's most iconic banners. Discover the cultural and political history behind each flag, as well as flag rituals, historical uses of flags and heaps of curiosities and unusual facts.
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  • The British Empire

    By Ellis Roxburgh
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    Ellis Roxburgh
    Find out how Britain came to rule around 458 million people around the world and what life was like for the people of these colonies? Discover the key explorers that played a role in the building of the empire, John Cabot, Sir Walter Raleigh and Captain James Cook. And find out about how the British Empire became the Commonwealth of Nations in 1949 and the on-going tensions that resulted in the Falklands War.Each book in this series covers a particular empire or regional series of empires, charting its history from its rise to its eventual fall. Concise text and supporting boxes explore the reasons for the empire's success and its failure and explain the mechanics of governing the empire and the experience of living under it.
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    Bird Girl

    By Maudie Smith
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    Maudie Smith
    A magical story about following your dreams - perfect for fans of Holly Webb.Pink-haired Finch Field has always felt different. She dreams of flying - not in a plane, but swimming through the sky like a bird. Her classmates laugh, and call her Dream Bird. But when Finch goes to stay with her beloved Granny Field for the summer, she finds herself face-to-face with a monster intent on stealing people's dreams. Finch must find a way to believe her own dreams can come true if she is to save the dreams of everyone in Sunview on Sea.A story full of magic, fantasy and friendship, perfect for younger readers of Jacqueline Wilson and Holly Webb.
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  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Sticker Activity Book

    The brilliant CGI world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series inspires creativity and imaginative play - with over 70 stickers, this activity book is the perfect way to enjoy Bottersnikes & Gumbles.Those stinky Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! In this fun-filled activity book you'll find puzzles, games - and, of course, lots of stickers! The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, full of surprises with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
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  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Gumble Pie

    By Bottersnikes & Grumbles
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    Bottersnikes & Grumbles
    Find out more about the fantastic world of the new CBBC and Netflix TV series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles. Those stinky Bottersnikes are always trying to catch themselves a Gumble! Tink is fed up. Happi has told him he has to be look-out, while the rest of the Gumbles get to pick some delicious greenberries. But he's not stuck for long: Tink always has an idea up his sleeve! The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful and big-hearted, with a wealth of funny characters, a whole world to explore and timeless storytelling at its heart.
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  • Brown Level 12: Untitled 4

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    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.
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  • Birds

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common birds.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.
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  • British Butterflies

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Find out about 50 of the most common butterflies found in Britain today. Full descriptions of the insects, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will help you to recognise which butterfly is which. Beautiful, large colour photographs will help make identification easy.Perfect for the new National Curriculum, this book includes fascinating information about different insects life cycles, their unique body parts and their habitats. A simple activity shows you how you can protect butterflies. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Wild Flowers and British Seashore.
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  • The Beautician and the Beast

    By Karyn Gorman, Kelly Kennedy
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    Karyn Gorman
    Illustrated by:
    Kelly Kennedy
    A twist on the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast. Belle is the most amazing beautician in the land. From lopping Rapunzel's locks to beautifying Cinderella for the royal ball, no job is too tough. But when the unruly Beast refuses to have his overgrowing hair tamed, there is trouble! It grows so out of control it starts to block out the sun. Can Belle work her magic, even on the most difficult of customers? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children aged 5-7 starting to read independently.
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  • Bumblebee the Boss

    By John Sazaklis
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    John Sazaklis
    A full-colour early reader based on the hugely popular Transformers TV series.
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    Blackbird, Blackbird, What Do You Do?

    By Kate McLelland
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    Kate McLelland
    From a new picture book talent comes a charming story about finding out who you are.Pip doesn't know what he wants to do, so he goes on a journey to find out. Along the way he tries doing what Heron does, and Owl and Pigeon, until he discovers that singing is the thing that he is best at. A fun story about finding yourself - with incredibly stylish artwork.
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  • Bronze Age

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    What's the first Bronze Age object you can think of? The Moel Hebog shield or the beautiful gold Mold Cape? Did you know that thousands more bronze, gold, pottery, bone and wooden objects have been found from this prehistoric time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about ancient people. We know about the animals they kept from burials of animal bones. We know about the tools they used from axes, swords and arrowheads that have been found, and we know about their everyday life and culture from the remains of the homes they lived in, objects dug out of graves, the boats they built and the sacred objects they threw into lakes and rivers. All over Britain, Bronze Age artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.
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  • Bronze Age

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Bronze Age offers a look at life in Britain in the Bronze Age from around 2500 BCE until 800 BCE, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in life in the Bronze Age.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Being Safe Online

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    Being Safe Online looks at some of the potential dangers for children as they take their first steps using the internet or apps, when they play on their parents' phones, laptops and tablets. Without being sensationalist or scary, it explains, amongst other things, why it is important to keep your personal details private, how to deal with cyber bullies, how to search the web safely and how to enjoy yourself on line securely.A simple series of books, empowering younger children aged 5-7 to know how to look after themselves in a variety of everyday situations. Includes tips from 'supermouse' Safety Sam on how to stay safe and how to identify potential dangers.
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  • Big Truck's Road Adventure

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    It's busy on the roads with big trucks zooming by - tankers, tip-up trucks, log-trucks, rubbish trucks even a road train! Dive into the world of trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts.
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    Be a Rugby Expert

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Be Expert Rugby takes a light-hearted look at rugby that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that readers of all ages love, as well as an overview of how to play the game. Great players, memorable matches and the best quotes all also feature to bring the great game to life. The book concludes with a big quiz so that young readers can challenge each other to see who is the real rugby expert! Suitable for readers aged 8 and up.
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    The Bone Sparrow

    By Zana Fraillon
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    Zana Fraillon
    Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017.Perfect for fans of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS. This is a beautiful, vivid and deeply moving story about a refugee boy who has spent his entire life living in a detention centre. This novel reminds us all of the importance of freedom, hope, and the power of a story to speak for anyone who's ever struggled to find a safe home.'...a special book' - Morris Gleitzman, author of the acclaimed ONCE seriesBorn in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie.Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.
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