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  • Look out!

    By Elizabeth Dale
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    Elizabeth Dale
    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.In this story, Ted is up his ladder cleaning windows when a mouse scampers past, followed by a cat, followed by a dog, followed by a boy - uh oh, look out Ted!
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    The Lion Who Wanted To Love

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    A colourful, rhyming board book story with a positive message about being kind to others and staying true to yourself.Now lions are usually fierce, And lions are meant to be strong, But Leo just wanted to love everybody, And play with his friends all day long ...Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends and hug them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of the pride?A feel-good story from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.
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  • Living Things

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Meet and greet the living things that are wriggling, flapping and swimming within these pages. Make friends with pond life by exploring their habitat. Learn about life-cycles, and evolve your knowledge about adaptations. It's all in this book!This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
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  • Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
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  • Long-Necked Dinosaurs

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about long-necked 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.
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    Let's Eat Grandma! A Life-Saving Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

    By Karina Law, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Karina Law
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    This guide to the intricacies of grammar and punctuation provides clear, accessible definitions with comprehensive indexing. It is also a humorous text that entertains as Grandma seeks to lead us all to better grammar and punctuation usage. Fun illustrations provide a visual aid to clarify how incorrect use can be misleading (and often very amusing!).In addition to the main text (defining terminology and demonstrating correct usage), the book includes tips, mnemonics and jokes. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    By Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Sophie Rohrbach
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot
    Illustrated by:
    Sophie Rohrbach
    "What big ears you have!" "All the better to hear you with, my dear!" Little Red Riding Hood is a tale of suspense and trickery with lots of thrilling twists and repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour bubble from every page, from the cunning wolf to the brave grandmother.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 they are invited to spot the differences between the scenes and name all the things in Little Red Riding Hood's basket.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: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk.
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  • Life Cycles

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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  • London

    By Claudia Martin
    Authors:
    Claudia Martin
    Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
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    The Lost and the Found

    By Cat Clarke
    Authors:
    Cat Clarke
    Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.SHE WAS LOST... When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister, Faith. Faith's childhood was dominated by Laurel's disappearance - from her parents' broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister. NOW SHE IS FOUND... Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans' old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that's lost can be found again...
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    Little One

    By Jo Weaver
    Authors:
    Jo Weaver
    A touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub.Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub...Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering. With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014.Visit Jo at joweaver.co.uk
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  • The Loch Ness Monster Spotters

    By Tony De Saulles
    Authors:
    Tony De Saulles
    A charming and humorous Early Reader story about one of the world's best known mythical monsters, from HORRIBLE SCIENCES illustrator Tony De Saulles.Meet the McFee family. They are Loch Ness Monster spotters. They wear Loch Ness T-shirts, Loch Ness hats and Loch Ness badges. But the Loch Ness Monster spotting family have one problem. They have never EVER spotted the Loch Ness Monster!Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
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  • Learn to Program

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Learn to Program covers a key component in the new KS1 computing curriculum. We look at the basics of programming - what is an algorithm, basic languages and building a simple program. We then look at how simple programs can be developed to include decision making and repeat activities, and then how they can be fixed using debugging techniques. Throughout the book there are practical activies to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Learn to Program supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum point:create and debug simple programs; use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each new idea is the Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Look Out! How We Use Our Five Senses

    By Leon Read, Sean Sims
    Authors:
    Leon Read
    Illustrated by:
    Sean Sims
    Follow the everyday adventures of brother and sister Ben and Jam, and their interactive friends Square Bear and Jiffy as they explore the world around them. Each KIDWOW book features mind-popping "look through" panels that help to reveal the hidden world around us, while the entertaining self-contained story brings science to life, and is perfect for sharing at home or in an early years setting.In Our Five Senses, Jam falls over, and Jiffy can't understand why you feel pain, or how human senses work. Square Bear explains how smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch work and why they are useful.
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  • Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

    By G M Berrow
    Authors:
    G M Berrow
    Join all your My Little Pony friends in these brilliant original adventures, inspired by the hit TV show.Lyra knows everything about her best friend Bon Bon - doesn't she? But when a mysterious pony named Agent Furlong pays Bon Bon a visit, Lyra discovers that her best friend is actually a secret agent pony!When Lyra finds out Bon Bon needs help, there's only one thing she can do - join her friend and go undercover, together! Can the secret agent ponies protect Equestria?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies
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    Let's Do It

    By Cheryl Orsini
    Authors:
    Cheryl Orsini
    Two energetic children show that they can do all the things their favourite machines do: Helicopters buzz as they swoop through the sky. Spaceships shoot up, up, up to the moon. Let's fly up high on the swings! Cheryl Orsini's vibrant artwork captures all the energy and busyness of machines at work and children at play, making LET'S DO IT perfect for machine-mad kids everywhere.
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    Love You, Mum

    By Karen Hull
    Authors:
    Karen Hull
    I love you in the morning.'Wake up, sleepyhead.'I love you at breakfast.'Time to get you fed.'I love your piggyback rides.'Hold on tight, let's go.'I love you when we sing together.'Do re mi fa so.'In this lovely picture book, Karen Hull's gorgeous, life-like illustrations of Australian animals are matched with a heart-warming story that celebrates the everyday love between mothers and their young children at every time of the day.
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    The Little Bad Wolf

    By Sam Bowring, Lachlan Creagh
    Authors:
    Sam Bowring
    Illustrated by:
    Lachlan Creagh
    Little Bad Wolf dreams of being big and bad, wreaking havoc wherever he goes - just like his grandad, the Big Bad Wolf, before him. He does his best to make trouble around the neighbourhood, especially for Mrs Pig! But does he live up to his grandfather's fearsome reputation?Fans of SHREK will love the fabulous and funny THE LITTLE BAD WOLF - from the illustrator of WOMBAT WENT A'WALKING.
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  • Let's Investigate! Sticker Activity

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.The second fun-filled activity book - with more fabulous stickers - to entertain 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 book, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
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    Look Where We Live

    By Scot Ritchie
    Authors:
    Scot Ritchie
    Come along and join in as five friends (and Max the dog and Ollie the cat) find adventure close to home.Their community is having a street fair to raise money for their local library. Follow the five children as they check out all the different activities that are going on in their neighbourhood to raise money. Along the way they learn about the businesses and public spaces that make up their community, and meet their many neighbours who make it a safe and interesting place to liveThis fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to what makes a community a community! Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a local adventure.
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