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  • The Sleepover

    By Jenny Jinks, Louise Forshaw
    Authors:
    Jenny Jinks
    Illustrated by:
    Louise Forshaw
    Grace is going for her first sleepover at her friend's house. She is excited, but nervous, too. What if they don't want to play the same things? What if she doesn't like the food? What if she misses Mum? Luckily, Mum is on hand with some suggestions and, along with the help of her favourite toy, Grace has a wonderful time.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.
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  • Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

    By Michael Bright
    Authors:
    Michael Bright
    What happens when you switch a lightswitch? Or the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it switches on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. But where does electricity come from?Solar power is one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. From the powerful solar rays to the bright light bulbs being switched on all over the world, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We look at other sources of energy, how the national grid works to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Home electricity is not the only use for solar power, so we look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers and even solar transport. Finally we consider the future for solar energy and the advantages and disadvantages of this amazing resource.Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap
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  • Seasons

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about the four seasons has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you saw WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 11: Lime.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
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  • Skrar the Night Scavenger

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!The second of Malvel's terrible Netherworld Beasts has come to attack Avantia. It's time for Tom and Elenna to battle Skrar, a Beast whose magical flames make him a fearsome enemy... There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Grymon the Biting Horror; Skrar the Night Scavenger; Tarantix the Bone Spider and Lypida the Shadow Fiend
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    The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily

    By Cressida Cowell, Mark Nicholas
    Authors:
    Cressida Cowell
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Nicholas
    'One wild and windy night a stray cat called Tantrum O'Furrily and her three hungry kittens were dancing across the roof tops . . . ' Written by Cressida Cowell, creator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series and with beautiful illustrations by Mark Nicholas, winner of the Carmelite Prize.Tantrum O'Furrily's kittens are hungry and doubt that a story can ease a stray cat's rumbling stomach. However, they soon learn that stories are powerful, and that if you're courageous you might find a saucer of milk at the end of that story.
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  • Submarines

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Learn all about submarines from the first submarines to submersibles and modern submarines.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
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  • Sweet Baby Smiles

    By Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Emma Dodd
    Share cosy time together with this special book and help your baby take the first step towards a love of reading.What is the perfect recipe for a smiley baby? Find out in this tactile board book with cut out shapes for little hands to explore on every page, sweet and colourful pictures and a gentle read aloud rhyme. From the illustrator of the popular I Love You series, including the award-winning and bestselling I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy, comes Sprinkle with Kisses, a new series of board books for the very young. The perfect gift for new baby celebrations, Christenings or Baby Showers.
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  • Springtime Stories

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Delight in this collection of 30 short stories, full of the buzz and excitement of spring - the perfect Easter present! Head off on a sparkling springtime adventure with the world's best-loved storyteller. From the little boy who helps a lamb in trouble to the fairies hidden inside Easter Eggs, excitement and magic are never far away in this collection of stories to read and share. These fun, entertaining tales are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom. Enid Blyton remains one of Britain's favourite children's authors and her bumper short story collections are perfect for introducing her to the latest generation of readers.Read all of Enid Blyton's bestselling short story collections: Springtime StoriesSummer StoriesHoliday StoriesSummer Holiday StoriesStories of Wizards and WitchesChristmas TalesChristmas Treats***Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
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  • Seaside Sprint!

    By Mo Farah, Kes Gray, Marta Kissi
    Authors:
    Mo Farah, Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Marta Kissi
    From Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and bestselling author of Oi Frog!, Kes Gray, comes a fun fiction series which will get kids reading, and running too!Mo and his friends pack a lunch and head to the seaside for their next running adventure. It's a good job they have good trainers to run along the beach. But what's that? Could it really be a sea monster? RUN!Follow Mo on his madcap adventures as his running skills go from strength to strength.The perfect book to share and read aloud.The nation watched with bated breath as Mo Farah seized Olympic gold in the 10,000m and 5000m - he's been a national treasure ever since. In this adventurous series father of three, Mo Farah, combines two lifelong passions - literacy and exercise.Children's books by Mo Farah: Ready Steady Mo, Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase!, Go Mo Go: Dinosaur Dash!, Go Mo Go: Seaside Sprint!
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  • Seeds to Bread

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, through wheat farming to the manufacturing process. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children aged 5+, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Sewing

    By Jane Marland
    Authors:
    Jane Marland
    Learn how to sew from scratch and create awesome colourful projects! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete eleven fantastic sewing projects, from bunting to a cushion cover and even a tote bag! 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: Knitting, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
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    Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Fire! FIRE! At the first sign of a fire we call the fire brigade. But what did people do before the fire service existed? Learn about the evolution from the first brigades to the multi-skilled fire services that operate around the world today. Wayland Books have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: firefighting. Trace firefighting through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about the Great Fire of London, the man who created the first organised fire service, the evolution of firefighting equipment and the introduction of women to the service. Today, a firefighter does more than simply put out fires. They play a key role in search and rescue operations, road accidents and disaster relief. Learn about all this and more in Smoke, Flame, Fire! Includes fire safety advice
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  • Seasons

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Why do we have seasons? How are icicles made? Where do monarch butterflies fly to in autumn? Follow the seasons through the year and learn how weather and nature change in every season. Discover how the seasons affect animals, from migration and hibernation to giving birth and eating. Find out about the science behind the seasons and why trees look different throughout the year. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Shield of Lies

    By Sheila O'Flanagan
    Authors:
    Sheila O'Flanagan
    The gripping follow-up to The Crystal Run from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author, for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman.'I know how much you love Carcassia. You were prepared to die for it. It must be terrible to realise that you have been betrayed.'Kaia is from a world in which blind sacrifice is a virtue, and a Runner's life expendable.It took Joe, an outsider, to show her that she must question the truth.Now, Kaia and Joe have been taken prisoner. Trusting her sworn enemies is the only way out.Kaia and Joe must risk their lives and return to Carcassia to prevent more Runners from racing to their death. Praise for The Crystal Run:'Brims with all the hallmarks of a classic fantasy quest - a vividly evoked world, heart-rending conflict, compelling action' - LoveReading4Kids'Will appeal to youngsters who enjoy reading about dangerous quests' - Sunday Independent'Well-written, with a strong plot and excellent characters, this book gives us anexciting, classic-style fantasy filled with intrigue' - Inis'O'Flanagan's writing is crisp and concise and her plotting deft' - Belfast Telegraph
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    Simon Sock

    By Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet, Nick East
    Authors:
    Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger.Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? An hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership.
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  • Space Corps

    By Tony Lee, Ryan Pentney
    Authors:
    Tony Lee
    Illustrated by:
    Ryan Pentney
    When Alex and Ed finish their Space Corps game, the last thing they're expecting is to be invited to join the Space Corps with Agent Fox, and to battle The Badness alongside Space Cat and Dimension Dog. And this time they're definitely not expecting to win ...This title is part of the EDGE: Bandit Graphics series: individual, high-quality, safe, 32-page graphic novels written by New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee, suitable for readers aged 7+.
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  • Serena Williams

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the 'smash-hit' story of tennis star Serena Williams and her rise through the rankings to become multiple Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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    Swapsies

    By Fiona Roberton
    Authors:
    Fiona Roberton
    Fang learns the importance of sharing in this clever and endearing story from the bestselling creator of The Tale of Two Beasts. Fang's favourite toy is Sock - he loves it more than anything. But when his friends bring along shiny trains and bouncy balls, Fang soon swaps his favourite toy for something more exciting. Will Sock and Fang be re-united?Praise for A Tale of Two Beasts: 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews
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    The Squirrels Who Squabbled

    By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Two greedy squirrels learn to share in the third hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing from the award-winning creators of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Perfect for competitive friends and sibling rivals!Praise for The Lion Inside:'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed' Parents in Touch 'A delight to read over and over again' WRD'Captivating' Books for Keeps 'Will easily win over readers' The Book List'Field is on top form, offering so many imaginative framings and irreverent characterizations that readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly 'Brilliant ... had me in hoots of laughter' The BookbagPraise for The Koala Who Could:'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman
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  • Shipwreck

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. But the island is far from home and shaken by violent electrical storms. Can the kids and dolphins work together to survive on Dolphin Island? Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the first in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
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