By Jill Atkins, Steve Cox
In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation...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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
The Happy Christmas
By Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
The fourth children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud - especially at Christmas!Polly and her puffin friend Neil have wrapped presents, practised for the village nativity and written their lists for Santa. But Christmas is taking a very long time to arrive. And Polly isn't enjoying the wait.What's worse, Neil is busy helping to keep an egg warm, so he hasn't got much time to play. Will it EVER be Christmas? And will a tiny little puffling hatch in time for the big day?Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the bestselling author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains lots of fun festive recipes and activities in addition to the story.
History of Football
By James Nixon
Football has come a long way from its roots in the Middle Ages to the professional sport it is today. Find out how the game developed from a medieval kick-about on the streets into the most popular sport on the planet. This complete story of football shows you the game's most legendary players and some of the greatest teams in history.The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
Homes Around the World
By Moira Butterfield
Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
Horrid Henry's Seriously Spooky Joke Book
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Are you ready for some seriously spooky stories? Join Horrid Henry as he presents a ghoulish collection of his most hilariously horrid Halloween adventures.Have a horror of a Halloween with six favourite scary Horrid Henry stories. Zombie vampires, were-rabbits and strange bumps in the night - Henry's making some fiendishly funny mischief!Featuring -Horrid Henry's Tricks and TreatsHorrid Henry's Haunted HouseHorrid Henry Wakes the DeadHorrid Henry and the Zombie VampireHorrid Henry's NightmareHorrid Henry's Cannibal CurseWith added ghostly gags and awesome activities, this is the perfect book for little horrors everywhere.
How Recycling Works
By Geoff Barker
Discover the exciting world of recycling, how it works and how we can reuse the materials we recycle to give them a second life. From paper and glass to food and household water, learn about the energy that can be created from waste.Explore the world's most revolutionary and exciting ecological developments in Eco Works. This series for 9+ readers examines how green technology is finding inventive solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.
Hero to Zero
Packed with all the quirky fun of the TV show, in these original adventures the Powerpuff Girls will fight baddies, save the day and be home before bedtime!Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are cross when Princess Morebucks is nominated for the Townville Citizen of the Year award instead of them. How many monsters does a girl have to fight?! They decide to go to neighbouring Villageton, where they're appreicated. But Villageton isn't as nice as it seems ... and soon the girls are battling without their superpowers! Without their powers, the Powerpuff Girls are just ... Puff Girls. Can they get their skills back and make their way to their true home?
Hole in the Zoo
By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
An exciting new story from the bestselling team behind Kipper, I Will Love You Anyway and Fred. At Upalongdownalong Avenue in the garden at Number 2, there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...Jam-packed with mischievous animals swinging, splashing and crashing through the pages, this energetic rhyming adventure is a breath of fresh air.Praise for Mick Inkpen:'You simply cannot fail to win smiles with a new book about Kipper.' Daily Mail'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' GuardianPraise for Zoe and Beans:'These books will become well-loved members of any child's book collection.' CarouselFor activities, competitions and other fun stuff check out www.chloeinkpen.com
Halloween Fun Sticker Activities
By Simon Abbott
Colour, sticker, puzzle and play at Halloween and beyond with this brilliantly spooky sticker activity book! This scary Halloween activity book is full of fun including spot the difference, cut-out-and-keep Trick-or-Treat masks, odd-one-out, 'how to draw', mazes, jokes, colouring and much, much more!With over 500 creepy stickers!
Horrid Henry Annual 2018
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
The perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!Na Na Ne Nah Nah! Join Henry and the Purple Hand Gang as they battle their rotten rivals, the Secret Club, in this action-packed annual. Stinkbombs at the ready!Full of awesome activities, quizzes, puzzles, jokes, extracts, and much more, this is Henry's most amazing annual yet. Find out which gang you belong to, help Henry plan the ultimate ambush, and test your knowledge of all things Purple Hand Gang. Just make sure you know the secret password . . .The perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!
Hold on to the Mat
By Sue Graves, Maarten Lenoir
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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Jack and Mish are on the slide at the funfair. Mum tells them both to hold on, but Jack has other ideas!
By John Malam
Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
By David West
Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about horned dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
A Home Full of Friends
By Peter Bently, Charles Fuge
Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story."Where will they sleep? I really can't say.Oh, I shouldn't have said they could all come and stay!"But Bramble was kind. He would never say noTo three little creatures with nowhere to go.One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special.A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.
Hop and Run
By Karen Wallace, Ailie Busby
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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Rabbit and Mouse start showing off - but Rabbit cannot hop quite as high as he would like!
Happy Eid al-Fitr
By Joyce Bentley
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan fasting 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.
By Joyce Bentley
Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate it and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies for children aged 5-7.Other titles in the series include: Happy Easter, Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holi
Horrid Henry Summer Fun
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Get ready for some super summer mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories.Join Henry for a scorching summer as he does what he does best - causes mischief! Featuring hilarious stories, plus totally awesome puzzles and summer jokes.Featuring:Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret Fluffy Struts her Stuff Horrid Henry's Wedding Moody Margaret's Sleepover Perfect Peter's Horrid Day Horrid Henry's Bake Off The perfect summer holiday read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.
Home Super Home
Packed with all the quirky fun of the TV show, in these original adventures the Powerpuff Girls will fight baddies, save the day and be home before bedtime! It's just an ordinary day in Townsville and Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, three crime-fighting superhero sisters, are battling a giant toaster monster.But when their house gets destroyed, the girls are devastated. It wasn't just their superhero base - it was their home. Suddenly they have a new mission: to find the best house ever. Unfortunately, fiendish fashionista criminals Barbie and Bianca Bikini (Barbie also happens to be a gorilla) have heard about the girls' housing crisis - and come up with a plan to trap the Powerpuff Girls, for ever! How can the sisters save the day when they can't even save each other?
By Deborah Chancellor
Find out all about the wonders of your body, from teeth to toes! Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.