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  • Dog

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Dog is the perfect title for any canine-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Learn how dogs communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all dog fans - whether they own a dog or not!
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  • Deadly Storm and Fatal Voyage

    By Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
    Authors:
    Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
    The third and fourth instalments of this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling BEAST QUEST series.In DEADLY STORM the royal court of King Henry VIII is on the move - and in danger!A terrible storm forces the court to shelter in a nearby castle. The King is in disguise, and he's not the only person with a secret. Death stalks the castle - but is it the dreaded plague or something even more sinister? When a servant is found dead, it's clear that something terrible is going on.Can young spy, Jack Briars, and his friend, Cat Thimblebee, solve the mystery before the King himself becomes a target?While in FATAL VOYAGE, Jack and Cat are once again called upon to save the King's life, this time aboard his majestic new ship, Fair Anne. But will this adventure leave the pair all at sea?A thrilling adventure series featuring young spy Jack Briars and his friend, Cat Thimblebee. This is WOLF HALL for children.
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  • Don't Get in a Mess!

    By Sam Watkins, Louise Forshaw
    Authors:
    Sam Watkins
    Illustrated by:
    Louise Forshaw
    Don't Get in a Mess! is a funny story for all those fans of messy play who are beginning to read independently. It is perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band blue 4.It's raining, it's boring. So the children get the paints out. Dad tells them not to get in a mess, but...The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Persian King who ordered the sea to be whipped as punishment, find out why a thirteenth-century crusader took to the streets in his pants, and what posessed a French Queen to build a fake tumble-down village for £4 million. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
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  • The Disastrous Dentist

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader.Oliver Payne has discovered a talent - for cleaning and fixing teeth! Only they are not just any teeth...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 achivement 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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  • The Darkest Minds

    By Alexandra Bracken
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    Alexandra Bracken
    The first book in the heart-stopping The Darkest Minds trilogy, by New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games.Ruby is sixteen. She is dangerous. And she is alive. For now.A mysterious disease has killed most of America's children. Ruby might have survived, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse than a virus: frightening abilities they cannot control. Pressured by the government, Ruby's parents sent her to Thurmond, a brutal state 'rehabilitation camp', where she has learned to fear and suppress her new power. But what if mastering it is a whole generation's only chance for survival?'A riveting emotional read that kept me on the edge.' - Melissa Marr, author of Wicked LovelyAlexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Minds series. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.
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  • Deep Sea

    By M J Knight
    Authors:
    M J Knight
    Dive deep into the oceans and discover some of the strange fish and other sea creatures that survive in these murky depths. Huge eyes, grabbing tentacles and razor-sharp teeth are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. Some can even make their own light and others have really weird bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
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  • Drawing

    By Kate Rochester
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    Kate Rochester
    Learn how to draw from scratch and create amazing artworks! Simple tips, tricks and step-by-step instructions show you how to work with different subjects like faces, landscapes and still life, plus introduce you to key concepts like composition, perspective and movement. Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. 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, Baking, Knitting, Photography.
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    Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

    By Andy Stanton, Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.Can a boy drink the sea? Surely it's impossible! But Danny McGee does just that - and now he has his sights on other things. Soon he's swallowing trees, flies, fleas, peas, mountains ... where will it end?!Andy Stanton has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures.Neal Layton is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the Emily Brown books.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Decorative Cards

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Make beautiful cards, with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+! Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as they go, to celebrate a whole range of special occasions. Use this book to make a cake-themed birthday card, create a 3D Easter egg card and build a pop-up paper lantern for Diwali!Using readily available materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
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  • Dark Wyng

    By Chris d'Lacey
    Authors:
    Chris d'Lacey
    The second in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey.A dark stranger walks among the men.A dark force waits in the mountains.A dark wyng will be formed.The dark dragon is coming...Ren is the first of his kind - a boy with the skills of a dragon. But as he tests his new powers, the dragons are growing wary.Meanwhile, a strange man has joined the hom, determined to help them wreak vengeance on the skalers. He knows about the dragons, but can he be trusted?As tensions rise between hom and dragon, both are unaware that there's a bigger battle coming... because the dark dragon will rise again...
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  • Dave's Christmas Cracker

    By Sue Hendra, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Sue Hendra
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents - and, best of all, there is an ENORMOUS Christmas meal, including LOTS of Brussels sprouts!Rumble, rumble goes Dave's tummy. Christmas is going to be EXPLOSIVE!'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6A fourth brilliantly funny story from Sue Hendra, bestselling author of Barry the Fish With Fingers, and Lee Wildish, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award - laughter is guaranteed!
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  • Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.Where do you go with a BIG worry? Hugless Douglas knows he can count on Dad. Douglas' dad gives him a wonderful new woolly hat. He races outside to show it off and doesn't realise that it's unravelling! Douglas' friends have lots of ideas about how to put things right but it is left to the little bear to work out for himself the best thing to do...This is the second adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Dig Dig Digging

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    Discover all your favourite vehicles in this busy book of things that go!With fun rhyming text and bright, bold artwork, this bestselling book is jam-packed with diggers, tractors, rubbish trucks, fire engines, cranes and much, much more.This special gift edition features a tactile padded cover and sturdy card pages. The perfect gift for little vehicle fans!
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  • Digital Technology

    By Tom Jackson
    Authors:
    Tom Jackson
    From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Deserts

    By M J Knight
    Authors:
    M J Knight
    Take a journey through dry deserts and discover some of the strange mammals, reptiles and insects that survive in these tough habitats. Huge ears, crafty camouflage and acrobatic abilities are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. All these animals have bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
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  • Drogan the Jungle Menace

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom and Elenna have tackled many Beast Quests before, but now there is a challenger for his title of Master of the Beasts! Join them as they fight a new set of Beasts and battle to save the kingdom...There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out!
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  • The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

    By Jeanne Willis, Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by:
    Alex T. Smith
    Inspired by Enid Blyton's bestselling school series The Naughtiest Girl - this is the hilarious diary of the naughtiest pupil there's ever been. Fans of Tom Gates will love this!'Mum says pupils aren't allowed to take mobile devices to Whyteleafe ... excuse me? It's the twenty-first century! What next? Ride to school on a penny-farthing?'When Elizabeth Allen is packed off to boarding school, armed with nothing but a journal to write in for entertainment, she is NOT impressed. How will she survive without her home comforts, especially her pony Ross (the only boy she has ever truly loved)? Elizabeth comes up with a cunning plan: she will be so naughty that she gets sent home . . . But then Elizabeth discovers a love for music and makes her first ever friend ... perhaps school life might not be as bad as she thought?The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl is written by bestselling author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, acclaimed creator of the Claude books.
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  • Demon Hunters: 01 Trinity

    By Olivia Chase
    Authors:
    Olivia Chase
    For fans of Cassandra Clare, this kick-ass new series will keep you on the edge of your seat . . .With an occult detective for a dad, Diana's normal life has never been too normal. Uprooted by investigations, she finds herself on a long train journey to Edinburgh, sitting next to a boy who makes her heart melt. Or something melt. Anyway, she's melting. Maybe a new life in Scotland won't be so bad after all.But when Di's recurring nightmares start to come true, her destiny changes for ever. After her dad goes missing, she becomes part of a Trinity of Demon Hunters. Along with her two new friends, she needs to face down death, rescue her dad and save their city. Because that's what Demon Hunters do, right?There's only one question left to answer: how do you kill a dead man?
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