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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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  • Huckleberry Finn

    The adventures of Huck after his escape from his brutal father, and his growing friendship with Jim, the slave who is also on the run. As they journey down the Mississippi, their wit and courage are all they have to help them escape their pursuers.
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  • The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    The famous story of the ugliest man in Paris, Quasimodo, and the beautiful gypsey dancer Esmeralda who casts her spell over all men who see her, with tragic results. Can Quasimodo's love for Esmeralda save her?
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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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  • 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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  • How to Catch a Criminal

    By Dominic Barker, Hannah Shaw
    Authors:
    Dominic Barker
    Illustrated by:
    Hannah Shaw
    In this Guide to Trouble, Max and Molly will show you, clever reader:1. How to kick a ball into Mrs Quibble's garden. AGAIN.2. How to (politely) arrest Mrs Quibble for STEALING THE BALL.3. How to accidentally also-at-the-same-time catch a REAL-LIFE CRIMINAL!Don't miss the other forthcoming titles in the series:HOW TO BE A GENIUSHOW TO BUILD AN ABOMINABLE SNOWMANHOW TO STOP A VIKING INVASIONMax and Molly's Guide to Trouble: How To Catch A Criminal by Dominic Barker and Hannah Shaw has been selected for the Read by Yourself category of Richard and Judy's Children's Book Club 2011.
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  • How to be a Genius

    By Dominic Barker, Hannah Shaw
    Authors:
    Dominic Barker
    Illustrated by:
    Hannah Shaw
    In this Guide to Trouble, Max and Molly will show you, clever reader:1. How to mend a puncture WITH MUD2. How to cover Mr Everett's dog WITH  MUD3. How to accidentally-also-at-the-same-time be a real-life GENIUS!
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  • Hansel and Gretel

    By Anne Walter, David Lopez
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    David Lopez
    Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods, when they discover a house made of gingerbread! but when they start eating, a wicked old witch opens the door...
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  • Hedgehogs in the Hall

    By Lucy Daniels
    Authors:
    Lucy Daniels
    Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents. If there are animals to be protected or looked after, Mandy is always there to help.Mandy's friend James has a labrador called Blackie. When Blackie disturbs a family of hedgehogs all hell breaks loose! The mother breaks her legs - and her babies are kidnapped by the next-door neighbour. How can Mandy and James safely release the animals into the wild?HEDGEHOGS IN THE HALL is one of the best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories.(P) Hodder Children's Books 1997
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    Hartslove

    By K.M. Grant, K.M. Grant
    Authors:
    K.M. Grant, K.M. Grant
    Young Daisy and her six brothers and sisters love Hartslove, the crumbling castle that has been in their family for hundreds of years. But their kind but feckless father, scarred by his experiences in the Crimean War, and by his wife's desertion, is drinking the family money away. Then he puts Hartslove up for sale: he has spent his remaining money on a young, wild, horse. Daisy, passionate about her home and her family, is determined that the horse is the One; that he will win the Derby and save them all. But not everyone at Hartslove is on Daisy's side, and rich people are descending on the castle every day with an eye on snapping it up for themselves. With only months to go before the Derby, can Daisy and her wild brother Garth overcome the odds and lead The One to glory?
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    Hothouse Flower

    By Rose Impey
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Who would have thought that being run over by a bus could save your life? Chloe is the only child of egg-head parents - and she's been home-schooled for years because her parents are sure it's the best way to nurture her 'special talents'. So Chloe feels isolated and doesn't have any friends of her own age. But when Chloe is in an accident and ends up on the children's ward of a hospital, for all of her super-education she realises she's got a lot to learn about real life! And Chloe starts to wonder if her parents determination to keep her at home isn't really just about her 'special talents'...
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  • Horse Riding

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Horse Riding follows Josh as he goes to his local horse riding club.
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  • How to Build an Abominable Snowman

    By Dominic Barker, Hannah Shaw
    Authors:
    Dominic Barker
    Illustrated by:
    Hannah Shaw
    In this Guide to Trouble, Max and Molly will show you, clever reader:1. How to get snowed in with only EMERGENCY BEANS for tea.2. How to snowplough the street so Mum can buy PIZZA instead.3. How to accidentally-also-at-the-same-time build a real-life ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN!
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  • Henry VIII

    By Harriet Castor
    Authors:
    Harriet Castor
    Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Henry VIII is an exciting tale of kings and queens, jousting knights and grisly executions. It explains how Henry took power away from the Church in his quest for an heir to inherit his kingdom.
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  • Henry VIII

    By Harriet Castor
    Authors:
    Harriet Castor
    Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Henry VIII is an exciting tale of kings and queens, jousting knights and grisly executions. It explains how Henry took power away from the Church in his quest for an heir to inherit his kingdom.
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  • How to Stop a Viking Invasion

    By Dominic Barker, Hannah Shaw
    Authors:
    Dominic Barker
    Illustrated by:
    Hannah Shaw
    In this Guide to Trouble, Max and Molly will show you, clever reader:1. How to spot a VIKING even when he is in disguise2. How to chase a VIKING even when he is riding a motorbike3. How to accidentally-also-at-the-same-time stop a REAL-LIFE VIKING INVASION!
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  • The Huffaluks

    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!It's Nelly's twelfth birthday, and she's invited the huffaluks round for a party. But Nelly's sisters Asti is not happy, and is determined to cause trouble.
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