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  • The Case of the Broken Game

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy, Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.A fun-filled mini-storybook for fans of the brand-new CGI TV Noddy Toyland Detective series, screening on Milkshake from May 2016.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where tablet, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
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  • Cards and Wrapping Paper

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Why hunt for the perfect card to send to someone when you can make it yourself? It's much cheaper - and more fun! I love Craft: Cards and Wrapping Paper features instructions for creative craft projects, from monster hug and swimming fish cards to marbled wrapping paper and party bags. The projects cover different techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Chinese

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
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  • Counting on Autumn

    By Lizann Flatt
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    Lizann Flatt
    Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve - bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the amazing story of Cristiano Ronaldo from his first street kickabout in Funchal, Maderia, to playing for Manchester Utd and Real Madrid. 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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  • Cinderella

    By Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Tim Budgen
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    Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Budgen
    Poor Cinderella is made to sweep, cook and clean, and yet she always shows kindness to her mean stepsisters. This storybook boasts sparkles and spells, heroes and villains, and a triumphant happy ending.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this story, young readers can select their own fabulous outfits for the ball from the pages of a catalogue, just like Cinderella's step-sisters did!Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood.
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  • Castles and Cannons

    By Scoular Anderson
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    Scoular Anderson
    It's never too early to find out about kings and queens, drawbridges and dungeons, and old castle toilets with this brand new green Early Reader factbook.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Did you know that the first castles were called motte and bailey castles? Or that there were holes above the castle gates called murder holes?Learn fascinating facts about life in a castle and how ancient castles were built and defended, in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Scoular Anderson, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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  • Class A: The Graphic Novel

    By Robert Muchamore, David Combet, Baptiste Payen
    Authors:
    Robert Muchamore
    Illustrated by:
    David Combet, Baptiste Payen
    Experience the second CHERUB international bestseller in graphic novel format! James Adams' mission is to succeed where dozens of attempts by undercover police officers have failed ... When CHERUB kids go undercover, no one suspects that they are trained professionals, working to infiltrate criminal organisations that have eluded MI5 and the police for years. James Adams is on his biggest mission yet, working to nail Europe's most powerful cocaine dealer. He'll need all his specialist training if he's going to bring down the man at the top. The reason for CHERUB's existence is simple: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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  • Christopher Columbus

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Classic Gift Slipcase

    By Lauren Child
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    Lauren Child
    This beautiful box set contains two classic Charlie and Lola picture books, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. A perfect gift to introduce this much-loved pair to a new generation of fans! Contains the Kate Greenaway Medal winning I Will Not Never Eat a Tomato. An innovative and fun-filled book about fussy eating - guaranteed to make dinner time fun.Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate . . .And I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Got To Bed - a brilliantly original story about the problem of tricky bedtimes.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."
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  • Contagion

    By Teri Terry
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    Teri Terry
    Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy!URGENT!An epidemic is sweeping the country.You are among the infected. There is no cure; and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine. The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened. From the author of the international sensation Slated comes the first book in a powerful new story of survival and transformation; love and power.
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  • Class One Farmyard Fun

    By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Lynne Chapman
    A hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm, following the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time!Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers...Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk
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  • Cultural Issues

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This book looks at cultural issues between family and school friends including religion, diet, clothes and attitudes. It looks at family expectations and the desire to blend in with peers. It emphasises respect for cultural differences in and out of school and tolerance and an acceptance of a different way of behaving. The book includes practical advice and links to organisations that can help. The consultant is the chief executive of the Race Equality Foundation.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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  • Croatia

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore Croatia: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Croatian fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Croatia's customs and everyday life.
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  • Crooked Kingdom

    By Leigh Bardugo
    Authors:
    Leigh Bardugo
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  • The Crystal Run

    By Sheila O'Flanagan
    Authors:
    Sheila O'Flanagan
    The gripping children's debut from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author is a page-turning fantasy quest novel for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman.'I am proud to die for Carcassia,' said Kaia. 'All Runners have a special place in our world, in our history.'Kaia Kukura has been awarded the great honour of protecting her country, and is determined to bring wealth and glory to her family. She must travel through enemy territory to replace the precious Kerala crystals that power Carcassia's protective shield. But no Runner is permitted to return after their mission. When Kaia hasfulfilled her Runner's oath, she knows her life must end.But sometimes it takes an outsider, someone from a different world, to question the truth.Fourteen-year-old Joe can barely outrun the school bullies who torment him daily. Cornered yet again, he tries to escape - and finds himself falling through a portal into another world. There, he meets fierce and strong Kaia. Together they discover that not everyone in Carcassia can be trusted - and that there are terriblelies at the heart of Kaia's beloved home.Can their combined strength and skill help Kaia save her country and herself? And will Joe ever find a way back to his own world?
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  • Communism

    By Sean Connolly
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    Sean Connolly
    Different countries are governed in different ways. Communism is a way of governing a country and its people. The basis of this type of government is the idea that one person is not more important than any other and all citizens work for the benefit of everyone, not just for themselves This book offers a detailed and non-judgemental look at specific countries that are governed in this way. It looks at how communism becomes established, problems and successes that it may encounter and what the future may hold for communism.Part of the Systems of Government series, this balanced book places Communism within a wider world context and looks at the effect this type of government has on its citizens, wealth and industry. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • The Chinese Empire

    By Ellis Roxburgh
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    Ellis Roxburgh
    The Shang disappeared from history for millennia before chance discoveries in the early 20th century revealed a glimpse of China's first great dynasty. More than 3,500 years ago, the Shang created a state on the Yellow River from where they came to dominate an extensive empire. As this book reveals, over the last 100 years, historians have built a detailed picture of a highly sophisticated civilisation, which laid the foundations for much of modern Chinese life.Each book in the Great Empires 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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    Come On, Let's Play!

    By Cheryl Orsini
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    Cheryl Orsini
    'Everyone's home, there's no school today.There's so much to do. Come on, let's play!The grown-ups hide, and the kids all seek. First we count to a hundred - and promise not to peek!'You don't have to go out to have an adventure, a day at home can be just as busy and exciting as any trip away. From pillow forts and painting to a living-room concert and a bedtime story, this busy family shows how it's easy to fill the day with fun! Cheryl Orsini's gorgeous watercolour and gouache illustrations capture all the liveliness and warmth of family life.PRAISE for Cheryl Orsini's previous books: 'Cheryl Orsini's absolutely divine illustrations are some of my favourite in a picture book this year. From the endpapers, through the book proper and the covers, too, her utterly whimsical illustrations are so eye-engaging, it's a delight to turn each page and witness a new surprise.' blog.boomerangbooks.com.au on POM POM'Little kids love to move and race and dig, and this book by illutsrator Orsini will help them with just that. A great book to share with little ones just before sending them out to play in the backyard, it vividly depicts how all sorts of machines move and work ... Orsini beautifully creates a lively game of pretend, with bright colours and movement providing inspiration for active outdoor games.' Weekend West, Perth on THE ABC BOOK OF CARS, TRAINS, BOATS AND PLANES
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    The Complete Guide to a Dog's Best Friend

    By Felicity Gardner, Felicity Gardner
    Authors:
    Felicity Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    Felicity Gardner
    An older, wiser dog offers hilarious advice to puppies about how to be a pet, including quickly grabbing any snacks left laying around before your owner changes their mind, helping out by 'sorting' the rubbish and always leading the way on walks.All dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at this very funny story from a talented husband-and-wife duo.
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