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  • Mary, Mary, Fried Canary

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    A crazy collection of ridiculous rhymes and laugh-out-loud limericks. Guaranteed to give you the giggles!
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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences... With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Macbeth

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Evil in Macbeth.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • My Birthday Party

    By Barrie Wade
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    A non-fiction recount with original photography. It's Maddie's birthday and she's having a party!
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  • Magical Activity Book

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Brimming with crosswords, games, puzzles, spot-the-difference, odd-one-out, colouring fun and quizzes for budding fairies everywhere!
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  • Mix-ups and Magic

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
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  • Mammoth Academy

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    There comes a point in every young mammoth's life when it's time to grow up a bit and join the Mammoth Academy. Arabella loves school, but Oscar is finding it a little more difficult to get used to. Especially as he is accused of stealing the school's oranges. He is sure it was humans - the most dangerous animals in all of the Mammoth Lands! With the help of his new friend Fox, who has decided not to wash for 2 months so his fur will begin to self-clean, Oscar sets out to prove that humans are in the valley and at the same time stumbles across more trouble than he'd thought!
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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Lies in Much Ado About Nothing. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • The Mud Monster

    By Rosemary Billam, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Rosemary Billam
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    Greg is running in the Fun Run... but it's very muddy on the way!
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  • Mammoth Academy On Holiday

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Stinking, rubbish-infested rivers to swim in, nature walks minus the nature and Giant Sloth cooking dinner. This can only mean one terrible thing for the Academy students on their school trip. Humans are about! And now Oscar's gone missing. Professor Snout and the other students are about to embark on a rescue mission which goes swimmingly!
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  • Miss Polly's Seaside Brolly

    By Penny Dolan, Jan Lewis
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Lewis
    On a school trip to the windy seaside,  Miss Polly the teacher has a very exciting brolly ride! Will she ever make it back?Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.
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    Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense

    By Michael Rosen, Clare Mackie
    Authors:
    Michael Rosen
    Illustrated by:
    Clare Mackie
    Michael Rosen's collection of nonsense verse with rhymes, poems, wordplay and limericks.In the best tradition of nonsense verse, here are poems to make everyone smile and laugh out loud. Children will delight in unraveling the meanings of the words and in creating their own nonsense verse.Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs.'An enjoyable book which might stimulate children's own inclinations to mess about with language.' - Books for Keeps'The author has a child's ear for word sound and an eye for nutty humour. Clare Mackie's crackling illustrations add verve and vigour to each page.' - Junior Education
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  • Maya the Harp Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    The Music Fairies desperately need Rachel's and Kirsty's help! Jack Frost and his naughty goblins have stolen the fairies' Magical Musical Instruments, which means that music is being ruined for everyone! Jack Frost plans to use the instruments to help him win a national talent competition in the human world, and with the help of the enchanted instruments, he's bound to win. If this happens, humans will find out about Fairyland and then all the fairies will be in danger! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Maya to take back her enchanted harp from the pesky goblins?
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  • Mary Seacole?

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Each title is a biography of one person's life, achievements and the problems they faced. The series covers many historical periods from the Tudors to the Victorians. Each title answers key questions about these historical figures and a time line places the person in a historical content. With 'It's true' panels to give interesting and unusual facts about these people as well as many places to visit for children to find out more, this series is packed with information.
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  • Milly the River Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Mean Jack Frost has stolen all of the Green Fairies' wands, as he thinks his goblins are the only real green creatures in the world! Kirsty and Rachel must find Milly's wand and return it to her... But this involves a river chase and some white water rapids!
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  • Moody Margaret Strikes Back

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Moody Margaret and the Secret Club strike back! With their most ingenious dares and hilarious jokes, it's time for the girls to get their own back on Henry and his friends. But Henry isn't about to let anyone get the better of him, resulting in a hilariously horrid showdown! Filled with witty comments and acerbic asides from Henry and Margaret's friends, enemies, families and teachers, along with brand new Tony Ross illustrations, this book should keep Henry's (and Margaret's!) fans mischievously quiet.
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  • Monster!

    By Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
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  • The Merchant of Venice

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Mum's Robot

    By Jill Atkins, Garyfallia Leftheri
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Garyfallia Leftheri
    Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
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  • My Holiday In: Spain

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. The typical things relating to holidays are discussed for each country, such as weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language, as well as the sights and attractions that will appeal to children.
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