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How Will I Grow?

By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Mick Manning, Brita Granström
How Will I Grow? is a sensitive and straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out; what we need to do to be strong and healthy.Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty. Sharing this book is the perfect way to answer those questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Horse

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Learn all about horses: do you know what they eat? Do you know what they need to be happy on the farm?These simple, friendly books look at some of the most common farm animals, showing how they live, what they eat, how they are cared for and why they are important to us. Each book takes on animal and explains its life cycle and its place on the farm. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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    Hug Time

    By Patrick McDonnell
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    Patrick McDonnell
    Join Jules, the kitten, on his discovery of how perfect and simple love can be as he travels the globe to share a hug with everyone he meets. From port to port, from sea to sea, Jules hugs a hippo, a whale, a wombat, a panda, a giraffe and an elephant. But when he arrives in the North Pole, there's doesn't seem to be anyone around to hug . . . Or is there?A warm and engaging tale of love for fans of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU from internationally acclaimed MUTTS cartoonist, Patrick McDonnell, described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as "One of the best comic strips of all time."
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  • Hatshepsut and the Ancient Egyptians

    By David Gill
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    David Gill
    Hatshepsut is now famous for being the first female pharaoh of Egypt, but for thousands of years her rule was shrouded in secrecy, even by Hatshepsut herself. Under her rule Egypt grew and prospered, and many great monuments were built, yet she died suddenly in mysterious circumstances. Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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    A Heist Society Christmas Story: The Grift of the Magi

    By Ally Carter
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    Ally Carter
    Someone just stole Christmas - and it's up to Katarina Bishop to get it back!Christmas criminal capers abound in this exclusive ebook novella from Ally Carter, the best-selling author of Gallagher Girls, Heist Society and Embassy Row series.Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn't matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes.She's still a thief.So that's why Kat's surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for her help.The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Faberge egg two days before Christmas, but the egg's been stolen and now the charity's reputation - and their future - is on the line.This Christmas, Santa isn't the only person skulking in the darkness ...If you love this, you'll LOVE Ally Carter's other series. Check out her other series and find out what #AllysAmbassadors are excited about!Heist Society - read the rest of Kat's adventures in the thrilling, high-stakes adventures. Who said crime doesn't pay?1. Heist Society2. Uncommon Criminals3. Perfect Scoundrels Gallagher Girls - the original Ally series is still the best. What could be better than witty, daring adventures set in a school for spies?1. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy3. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover4. Only the Good Spy Young5. Out of Sight, Out of Time6. United We SpyEmbassy Row - these heart-wrenching thrillers will have you at the edge of your seat as Ally Carter dives into a glittering international world of plots and subterfuge with her most complex heroine yet - is Grace crazy? Who is the scarred man? Read the Embassy Row series to find out! 1. All Fall Down2. See How they Run3. Take the Key and Lock Her Up
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  • Happy Holi

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Holi - the festival of colour - is celebrated by Hindus worldwide and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Happy Easter

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Easter is celebrated by Christians worldwide to mark the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of Easter are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Hippo's High Dive

    By Damian Harvey, Andrew Painter
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    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Painter
    Hippo knows she is going to have to pull off something spectacular to impress the diving judges. As she climbs up to the highest diving board she can't help feel she has forgotten something important...The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.They are great for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5 (green).
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  • The Hare and the Tortoise

    By Jackie Walter
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    Jackie Walter
    When Tortoise challenges Hare to a race, Hare is so sure he will win that he stops for a little nap. Will Tortoise be able to beat the cheeky Hare to the finish line?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Horrid Henry's Merry Mischief

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Celebrate a truly horrid Christmas with Horrid Henry and this festive storybook bind-up.Packed with six favourite Horrid Henry stories, plus bonus content to make sure Christmas is stuffed full of cheeky boredom-busting fun. Featuring:Horrid Henry's Bad Present Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter Horrid Henry Eats a Vegetable Horrid Henry's Rainy Day Horrid Henry and the TV Remote Horrid Henry's Grump Card This is the perfect stocking filler for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!
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  • Horrid Henry's Christmas Ambush

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Santa's in for a shock in this hilarious Horrid Henry Christmas story, perfect for Early Readers.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Henry has a horrid plan to make sure he gets all the presents he wants on Christmas Day - he's going to kidnap Santa!
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  • Heinz

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.
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  • The Human Body

    By Jo Dearden
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    Jo Dearden
    My Human Body Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around your amazing body. Includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. This book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children. You can build a skeleton out of stickers, discover what goes as fast as a high-speed train, and find out how many supertankers your heart could fill with blood. Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help children remember all of the incredible information, My Human Body Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.Includes over 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, this book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.
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    A History of Britain Through Art

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    This book discusses the history of Britain, from ancient settlements right up to our own times. Some of the pictures show momentous events such as the invasion of England by William the Conqueror or the Battle of Britain, which has shaped the history of the country. Other pictures reflect the life of a nation, such as the splendid architecture of a medieval cathedral, the Fire of London and travel in a Victorian omnibus. This approach provides an insight into the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of artists.
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  • Hydror the Ocean Hunter

    By Adam Blade
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    Adam Blade
    A terrifying new Robobeast is about to be unleashed!All is not as it seems in Aquora. With traitors in their midst, can Max and Lia prevent the colossal leopard seal Hydror from being turned into a deadly weapon?
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  • Hurrah for Little Noddy

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy has to find a way to make money for himself as he settles into life in Toy Town. Will he find a job cleaning houses and washing cars? Or will his new car help him earn money?First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.
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  • Here Comes Noddy

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the little wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation.Noddy is doing very well as a taxi driver in Toyland. What will happen when tricky Sly asks Noddy for a ride at midnight?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text by Enid Blyton and illustrations by Hamsen van der Beek.
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    Haunt Me

    By Liz Kessler
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    Liz Kessler
    An intensely romantic and haunting novel about how love can overcome the ultimate divide - from Liz Kessler, the bestselling author of Read Me Like a Book.Joe wakes up from a deep sleep to see his family leave in a removals van. Where they've gone, he has no idea. Erin moves house and instantly feels at home in her new room. Even if it appears she isn't the only one living in it. Bit by bit, Erin and Joe discover that they have somehow found a way across the ultimate divide - life and death. Bound by their backgrounds, a love of poetry and their growing feelings for each other, they are determined to find a way to be together.Joe's brother, Olly, never cared much for poetry. He was always too busy being king of the school - but that all changed when Joe died. And when an encounter in the school corridor brings him face to face with Erin, he realises how different things really are - including the kind of girl he falls for.Two brothers. Two choices. Will Erin's decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she is lost forever?
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  • Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
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    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Get ready for a crafty Christmas with Horrid Henry and this advent activity book, packed full of fiendishly festive things to make and do.With 32 full-colour pages of crafts, activities, quizzes and games, have hours of fun and prepare for a totally awesome Christmas - Horrid Henry-style! Make your own Purple Hand Gang wrapping paper, try your hand at Henry's cracking Christmas crackers, and learn how to write the perfect letter to Santa - those presents are in the bag!The perfect pre-Christmas purchase for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
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  • Holly Santapaws Saves Christmas

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    It's Christmas in the magical land of Friendship Forest, and Lily and Jess are invited to a wedding! But when wicked witch Grizelda turns up on her sleigh, both Christmas and the wedding are in trouble. Can little puppy Holly Santapaws help the girls save the day?
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