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The Official Pokémon Fiction: Scyther Vs Charizard

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Join Ash and friends for the ultimate Pokémon face-off! Scyther and Charizard are two of the most powerful Pokémon Ash has ever encountered. But this makes them hot-heated and very difficult to control. When the two Pokémon face each other in battle, it's chaos! Can Ash discover the secret to connecting to wayward Charizard, and pull off the most epic battle so far?
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The Official Pokémon Fiction: The Orange League

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Join Ash as he attempts to gain entry into the famed Orange League! Since arriving on the Orange Islands, Ash has won every single one of his battles! But is he up to the Four-Star Challenge? Ash must tackle totally new ground - and learn some valuable lessons about himself - before he can win all four star gems, and earn himself a place on the legendary Orange League.
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The Official Pokémon Fiction: Pokémon Peril

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Join Ash and friends as they continue their journey through the strange and exotic Orange Islands! Ash and Misty have found the GS Poké Ball and finally reached the Orange Islands. But they quickly discover that things are very different here - Pokémon are turning pink, and there is an Onix made of crystal. Can Ash, Misty and their new friend Tracey work out what is going on, before Team Rocket sabotage their journey?
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The Official Pokémon Fiction: Ash's Big Challenge

Gotta Catch 'Em All! Join Ash as he embarks on the biggest Pokémon adventure of his life!Pokémon master-in-training Ash Ketchum is delighted when Professor Oak sends him on a very important mission - to capture a unique and mysterious Poké Ball. Ash, Brock and Misty begin their journey to the famed Orange Islands and meet a host of new friends - and old enemies...
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  • Overcoming Fear of Failure

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Lots of people suffer from a fear of failure. It is one of the biggest causes of anxiety and stress for school students. Fear of failure can make us afraid to try new things. For some it means that they have to come first at everything they do. For many fear of failure is linked with low self-esteem. It can make people feel inadequate and ruin their self-confidence. This book explores why we fear failure and how we can overcome it - from understanding that making mistakes isn't always bad to breaking out of our comfort zones.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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  • Old Macdonald had a Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Merritt
    Old Macdonald had a Farm combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle
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  • Our Digital World

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    What are the different parts of a computer, and how do they work together? How many bytes are there in a terabyte? How do pixels create photos and how do pictures create videos? Learn all this and more, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get started!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. 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 title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms & BugsLearn to ProgramStaying Safe Online
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  • Orange Level 6: Untitled 2

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Reading Champion is a book banded reading programme for children who are learning to read or improving their reading skills to become a real reading champion!It offers fantastic, original stories accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading game. Each book has been carefully levelled making it easy to match to a child's reading ability and fully supports reading for pleasure.Orange Level 6 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are moving on from phonics and reading at book band orange 6.
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  • Orange Level 6: Untitled 1

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Reading Champion is a book banded reading programme for children who are learning to read or improving their reading skills to become a real reading champion!It offers fantastic, original stories accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading game. Each book has been carefully levelled making it easy to match to a child's reading ability and fully supports reading for pleasure.Orange Level 6 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are moving on from phonics and reading at book band orange 6.
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    Our Dog Knows Words

    By Peter Gouldthorpe, Lucy Gouldthorpe
    Authors:
    Peter Gouldthorpe
    Illustrated by:
    Lucy Gouldthorpe
    Meet our very clever dog. He always knows just what we're saying to him. He knows, but does he always obey?A funny story about a clever (but not always obedient) dog, from a father-daughter team of dog lovers. From playing in the park to dinnertime, bath time and bedtime - this very smart dog knows what's going on!If you loved THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO A DOG'S BEST FRIEND, HARRY THE DIRTY DOG or HAIRY MACLARY then you will adore OUR DOG KNOWS WORDS.
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  • The Official Pokémon Sticker Activity Book

    Gotta catch 'em all! The ultimate sticker activity book for Pokémon fans everywhere, featuring brand-new content from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.Enjoy hours of Pokémon fun in this jam-packed sticker scenes book. With over 35 stickers, this book is all you need to become a true Pokémon trainer. Eevee, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Meowth, Charmander - they're all in here! Join thousands of Pokémon fans as you truly immerse yourself in the Pokémon universe. Gotta catch 'em all!
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  • Ocean

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about oceans, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, pollution and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • On the Move

    By Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Mojca Dolinar
    Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, they begin to track objects and scan for things to look at. On the Move aids this development by using high-contrast colours and patterns, striking illustrations and pages that pull out in different directions. Babies will react with delight as they track and scan the pictures and patterns that are revealed as you pull the tabs, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby!Also available: Funny Faces
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    Oi Dog!

    By Kes Gray, Claire Gray, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Kes Gray, Claire Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    The hilarious sequel to the bestselling Oi Frog! will have children rolling around with laughter. Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016.Frog's had enough, he's the changing the status quo! Cat insists that there are rules - only mules sit on stools, no one but hares should sit on chairs and however irritating, dogs MUST sit on frogs. 'Well, I'm changing the rules,' said the frog.'From now on, dogs sit on logs, not frogs!'And everyone else is going to have to sit somewhere else too. Will Cat want to sit on gnats instead of cushy mats? Will spiders like sitting on gliders? Will whales be happy to sit on nails? And, most importantly, where is FROG going to sit?Praise for Oi Frog!: 'An absolute treat.' - Daily Mail'Everyone will love it.' - The GuardianCan't get enough? Find out what cat's got to say in Oi Cat!, coming out autumn 2017.Kes is one of the Independent's TOP TEN children's authors and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Jim's first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011.
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  • The Official Pokémon Legendary 1001 Stickers

    Gotta catch 'em all! The ultimate, legendary Pokémon sticker book.BECOME A POK ÉMON LEGEND WITH THE LEGENDARY 1001 STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK! The Pokémon Legendary Sticker Collection has over 700 species of Pokémon from six Pokémon regions! From cute Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle to feisty favourites like Pikachu and the Legendary Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza, all jam-packed in 96 pages! You'll find over 1000 stickers featuring Pokémon old and new, with vital information about each of them, in this must-have ultimate sticker book. Now's your chance to collect them all!
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    Origami Heart

    By Binny
    Authors:
    Binny
    A heartfelt celebration of love and friendship in the big city, perfect for Valentine's Day - including origami activities!Kabuki is a neat little rabbit who likes everything to be just so, from his bow tie to his cup of snow pea tea. But one thing is missing from Kabuki's perfect life: someone to share it with. A heartfelt celebration of love and friendship in the bustling big city. Includes make-your-own origami activities!Readers of all ages will fall in love with Kabuki and his exquisitely illustrated world, inspired by Japanese art and culture.The award-winning debut book from rising star illustrator Binny.Find Binny online: Instagram @binnyillustrationTwitter @binnytalibwww.binny.com.au
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  • The Outer Planets

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Authors:
    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the four planets farthest from the Sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Discover why these planets are called the gas giants, which spacecraft have visited them, and what lies beyond them in the solar system. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Moon and The Sun
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    Once Upon a Worm

    By Roger Hargreaves
    Authors:
    Roger Hargreaves
    Worm and his friend Tail receive a letter in the post that changes their lives. An irreverent tale about getting rich.I am a worm,of humble means.I live in a hole,and eat baked beans!Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Once Upon a Worm was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1982.
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  • Origami Crafts

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Discover origami with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+. Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as you go, to learn all about the ancient art of paper-folding. Use this book to make a cute origami kitten, fold a delicious ice cream cone and create colouring pencils from paper!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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    Olympic Expert

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Published to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games, this books gives young readers all the facts and stats, lists, quotes and trivia that they need about the Olympics. It will also take a look back at the history of the Olympics, as well as looking forward to the events and people that will light up the 2016 Olympics, and inspire a new generation of athletes and sportspeople.A great resource for readers aged 8+, Olympic Expert offers information on the great variety of different Olympic events, highlighting some 'must-see' moments, while famous Olympians through history are celebrated with quote and mini-biographies. The book concludes with a big quiz.
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