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Hello? Is Anybody There?

By Jostein Gaarder, Sally Gardner
Authors:
Jostein Gaarder
Illustrated by:
Sally Gardner
In the hours before his brother is born, eight year old Joe has an unusual visitor, Mika, who falls out of a spaceship and lands upside down in an apple tree in Joe's garden. Hens, dinosaurs, an astronaut and a white rabbit all play their part in this magical story in which the encounter between Earth-boy and alien opens up the wonders of the universe. Tender and enchanting as The Little Prince and with the same classic quality, HELLO? IS ANYBODY THERE? confirms Jostein Gaarder as an exceptional writer for children. Sally Gardner's lively pencil drawings on almost every page make this a delightful package.
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How To Eat Fried Worms

By Thomas Rockwell
Authors:
Thomas Rockwell
Fried worms, boiled worms, worm sandwiches, worms with ketchup and peanut butter... Billy must eat fifteen worms in fifteen days, or lose his bet with Alan and Joe. Can Billy put his taste buds to the test and win, or will he work his way out of the deal?
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  • How Would You Survive as a Viking

    By Jacqueline Morley
    Authors:
    Jacqueline Morley
  • Hollywood Princess

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Half-Moon Ranch has a new horse: Hollywood Princess - a pure white, silky-maned mare with star quality. But when Kirstie's best friend, Lisa, enters a fun rodeo competition with Hollywood, an accident leaves both horse and rider badly injured. Lisa can't bear for the horse to be destroyed, but does Hollywood have the willpower to pull through?
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  • Here's The Naughtiest Girl

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.In book four, there's a new boy in Elizabeth's class. He's sulky and grumpy and he'll do anything to show Elizabeth up. She means to keep her temper, but it's not so easy for someone who was once the naughtiest girl in the school ...Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. This edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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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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  • The Human Body

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
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  • Hedgehogs

    By Sally Morgan
    Authors:
    Sally Morgan
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  • Homelessness

    By Kaye Stearman
    Authors:
    Kaye Stearman
    Growing up involves making decisions and taking responsibility over your life. Each book in this series explores an issue that may affect young people's lives. The books are aimed directly at children and provide support to them and also to parents and teachers. Talk About conveys information about issues in a way that children may experience them first or second hand.
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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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  • Hurricane

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
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  • Hamlet

    By Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Marks
    The story of Hamlet, and his anguish following the murder of his father, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.
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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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  • Hopscotch Histories: Eric Bloodaxe the Viking King

    By Damian Harvey, Ross Collins
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Ross Collins
    Eric Bloodaxe is a fierce Viking. A shepherd boy must deliver a special helmet to Eric before he is crowned king. Can he find Eric in time?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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    The Hitchhiker

    By Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood
    Authors:
    Anthony Horowitz
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Boultwood
    Jacob is in the car when his dad stops to pick up a stranger in the rain - the hitchhiker. Who is he? And why is he out in a storm? Soon, Jacob has all the answers. Now he has to save his family from this madman, who will stop at nothing until they are all dead.Full colour, graphic novel adaptions of some of the most hauntingly entertaining Horowitz short stories.
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    Heartless Dark

    By J P Buxton
    Authors:
    J P Buxton
    Tog has fulfilled his destiny - but destiny bites back. He's got it all: power - he's the high king; friendship - those who fought for survival alongside him are still at his side; love - Jenna, his extraordinary young warrior queen, who seems to hold the key to some all-powerful mystery in her very being.Then a savage warlord called the Dragon rips it all away. What do you do? If you're Tog, you set off to win it back, even though the quest seems hopeless, even though everyone tells you it's hopeless. Alone, guilt ridden, you push down the rivers of Britain into the heart of country to pit your courage and resolution against the Dragon, this byword of evil and depravity who rules with a powerful war band that includes vicious child soldiers. He's terrorizing the country round his stronghold, turning everything to a blasted ruin, corrupted and corrupting. There is no way forward for Tog but to face the forgotten armies, the hostile tribesmen, the ancient mysteries he can barely grasp - and his own demons.
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  • Hastings

    By Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
    Authors:
    Gary Smailes
    Illustrated by:
    Ollie Cuthbertson
    Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 1066, and Harold Godwinson has been crowned King of England. A mighty army has journeyed from Normandy, Breton and France to crush Harold's forces at what will become remembered as the Battle of Hastings. You are William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and leader of one of the largest invasion forces ever. You must command your army and position your forces to defeat the English, and claim the crown that is rightfully yours...
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  • Hurricanes!

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    Retells the stories of natural disasters through eyewitness accounts.
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