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Helping Hercules

By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Authors:
Francesca Simon
Illustrated by:
Tony Ross
Here are the Greek myths as you've never heard them before.Susan is whisked back through time to Ancient Greece, and finds that helping Hercules clean the Augean stables is much, much worse than tidying her room. One hair-raising experience follows another as she goes down into the Underworld with Orpheus, just misses being turned to stone by Medusa, and rides on the winged horse Pegasus. This is both a fabulously funny story and a brilliant way to introduce children to eight of the best-known Greek myths. Susan meddles in each of the myths - taking a dim view of the gods and goddesses and heroes she encounters - but gets out in the nick of time, so the myths themselves remain unchanged and will be remembered vividly by their readers. To make it easy, there is even a guide to pronouncing Greek names.
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How Did I Begin?

By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
If you choose to share 'the facts of life' with children at a young age, this is the perfect book to do so. It gently guides the reader through each stage of a child's development within the womb with charming illustrations and simple explanations, inviting lots of discussion and providing answers to all those questions. Shortlisted for the Junior Science Book Award (now the Royal Society's Science Prize).
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  • Huffaluks, Muggots and Thermitts

    By Kes Gray
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Nelly is as busy as ever monster-sitting strange and unusual monster babies. With inviting Huffaluks to her birthday barbeque, struggling to frighten Muggots to sleep and stopping Thermitts from melting, Nelly's monster-sitting adventures continue to be full of surprises!
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  • Holly's Hideaway

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Felicity and Holly have lots of fun in these three fantastic short stories, perfect for Felicity fans to read on their own as well as delightful bedtime stories for younger fans!Fashion Folly - Holly is normally at the height of fashion... until one dayshe has to wear the ugliest pair of wings ever!Holly's Hideaway - Holly has been asked to do a photoshoot for FairyGirl magazine. But a trip to the hairdresser's turns her dream into anightmare!Musical Moments - For the first time in school history, Holly has onlybeen given a minor role in the musical. But somehow her talents stillmanage to shine...
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  • Holiday Mania at the House of Fun

    By Jon Blake, David Roberts
    Authors:
    Jon Blake
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
    Looking after the House of Fun can be a hard job, now the Spoonheads have sucked up all the grown-ups into their space zoo. Stinky and Icky decide they need a holiday. But it's not as simple as that. Stinky doesn't seem to have a spare pair of pants. And when Bryan and Icky shrink to the size of nits, they face a bizarre and dangerous journey ...
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  • Holiday Hullabaloo

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Felicity and her friends set off for the sailing holiday of a lifetime in this fabulous colour special with three short stories.Sailing SuccessFelicity and her friends explore the waters of Fairy World in their boat, but life on board is not everything they expect it to be!Mystery MessageWhen the fairy friends discover a map hidden in a bottle, they set off to find a secret island. But the map is impossible to read without the help of their new giant friend!Holiday HullabalooA holiday on Wing Island with tropical palm trees and exotic birds is a dream come true for Felicity. Will she ever want to go back to Little Blossoming?
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  • Having Fun

    By Ruth Nason
    Authors:
    Ruth Nason
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  • Hoorah for Mary Seacole

    By Trish Cooke, Anni Axworthy
    Authors:
    Trish Cooke
    Illustrated by:
    Anni Axworthy
    Mary is a brave nurse. When a war starts in the Crimea she sails across the sea to help, and even enters the battlefield!Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence
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  • Hopscotch Histories: Tutankhamun and the Golden Chariot

    By Damian Harvey, Graham Philpot
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Graham Philpot
    Young Tutankhamun is given a golden chariot, but he's not allowed to ride it outside the palace gates. How can he prove himself the greatest chariot racer?Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.
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  • Harry's Hat

    By Sue Graves, Belinda Worsley
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Belinda Worsley
    Harry got a new hat for his birthday. But will he ever be allowed to wear it?
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  • A Horse Called Deathblow

    By Karen Wallace
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.In this story, Arthur Knucklebone knew that working for King Henry VIII wouldn't beeasy, but he didn't expect to take the King's place in a jousting duelagainst the French champion!
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  • Hindu Priest

    By Rasamandala Das
    Authors:
    Rasamandala Das
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    Happy and Glorious

    By Hilary Mckay
    Authors:
    Hilary Mckay
    Queens have two birthdays, one on the day they were born and one on the day it would have been most convenient for them to have been born on. It is the convenient one that counts.This Queen is not a happy little Queen. It's her unofficial birthday and no one had brought her a present. Not the Prime Minister, not the Treasurer, and not even her lazy Ladies-in-Waiting. All she wants is one small, one very cheap, present. Just because it has four legs and a tail and isn't very easy to wrap up. Shouldn't put anyone off...
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  • Hopscotch Myths: Romulus and Remus

    By Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Breakspeare
    A wolf finds baby twins abandoned in the woods and raises them as her own. As they grow up, they can't stop fighting. Both of them want to build a great new city, but only one of them will succeed ...
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  • Homes

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
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  • How Obelix Fell into the Magic Potion

    By René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
    Authors:
    René Goscinny
    Illustrated by:
    Albert Uderzo
    The truth at last! The world had to know the answer to the mystery that has been keeping it on the edge of its seat for more than two thousand years. We all know that Obelix fell into the cauldron of magic potion when he was a little be ('We'll never hear the last of it!' as he often says) but we've never known how.Well, the time has come...And, given his involvement in this dark affair, we have asked Asterix to tell you everything.So, fiat lux!
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  • Hot or Not?

    By Sam Carter, Dan Chernett
    Authors:
    Sam Carter
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Chernett
    Is Amber hot or not?Amber loves football. She's the Crew's star player. She also likes Kai -- and wants him to ask her out. But Kai isn't into sporty girls, so Jade comes up with a plan.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
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  • Houses and Homes

    By Ruth Nason
    Authors:
    Ruth Nason
    An engaging introduction to local geography studies.
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  • Held to Ransom

    By Anthony Masters, Tim Sell
    Authors:
    Anthony Masters
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Sell
    Nicola ran back to the hotel -- straight into the arms of her kidnappers! HELP! She struggled to get free as the gang dragged her into the back of the car and sped off at high speed. What did the kidnappers want? Could Nicola escape?
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  • Humpty Dumpty's Great Fall

    By Alan Durant, Leah-Ellen Hemming
    Authors:
    Alan Durant
    Illustrated by:
    Leah-Ellen Hemming
    Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg beside a wall. Was he pushed? This looks like another nursery crime!
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