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The Story Of Christmas

By Jane Ray
Authors:
Jane Ray
This beautifully illustrated version of the story of Christmas, with text adapted from the words of the Bible, captures the sense of wonder and magnificence of the Nativity. Jane Ray's art shines from each page making this a book that will be shared year after year as part of the Christmas tradition.
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The Story Of The Creation

By Jane Ray
Authors:
Jane Ray
Winner of the Smarties Prize, The Story of Creation is magnificently illustrated in beautiful detail by Jane Ray, with the words being adapted from the book of Genesis. The Story of Creation has been translated into ten different languages, and Jane Ray's artwork is loved the world over.
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Strange Bear

By Hilary Mckay, Alex Ayliffe
Authors:
Hilary Mckay
Illustrated by:
Alex Ayliffe
Simon's bear is called Snowtop. Snowtop's fur is a mixture of jam, paint and sandpit. Simon thought he was beautiful. But one day Simon goes out with Gran and when he comes back Snowtop has gone! In his place sits a pure-white strange bear. How can Simon find his lovely, muddy, smelly Snowtop?
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Seriously Silly Stories: The Collection

By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
Authors:
Laurence Anholt
Illustrated by:
Arthur Robins
This collection features ten funny fairy tales with hilarious illustrations. Read about the king with the silliest name, how Cinderboy scored that winning goal, how Snow White got to sing on Top of the Pops and other seriously silly stories.
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  • Shadow Of The Minotaur

    By Alan Gibbons
    Authors:
    Alan Gibbons
    'Real life' or the death defying adventures of the Greek myths, with their heroes and monsters, daring deeds and narrow escapes - which would you choose?For Phoenix it's easy. He hates his new home and the new school where he is bullied. He's embarrassed by his computer geek dad. But when he logs on to The Legendeer, the game his dad is working on, he can be a hero. He is Theseus fighting the terrifying Minotaur, or Perseus battling with snake-haired Medusa. It feels as though he's really there ¿ The Legendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare.
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    Stories from Shakespeare

    By Geraldine McCaughrean
    Authors:
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    Geraldine McCaughrean has won many awards for her brilliant versions of classic texts. Here she retells the ten Shakespeare plays children are most likely to come across: Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.Written in stirring, colourful prose, this book makes a terrific introduction to Shakespeare and makes complex plots easy to follow. The text is punctuated with well-known quotations that give a taste of the real thing, and each play opens with a cast list explaining just who the characters are.
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  • Silver Spur

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...The ranch's new wrangler, Troy Hendren, is full of stories of his years spent cowboying in Montana and his faithful horse, Silver Spur. According to Troy, Silver Spur can spin on a ten-cent piece and understand every word he says. But oldtimer Hadley Crane is suspicious of this flashy cowboy. When a guest mislays an antique gold locket, is Hadley right in pointing the finger at Troy?
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  • The Seeing Stone

    By Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Authors:
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation. The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo - and anticipate - the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . ."As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian
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  • Steamboat Charlie

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...Steamboat Charlie, a big black gelding, arrives at Half-Moon Ranch with a bad reputation for bucking off his riders. But Kirstie likes the black gelding's playful nature and happily works with him, until a random gunshot during a forest ride shatters the peace. Was the shot an accident or deliberate? Can Kirstie uncover the mystery - and find out the truth about Steamboat's past?
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  • Skylark

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range... Kirstie is pleased that Skylark and her foal Hummingbird become the favourite subject of artist Leon Powell during his visit to Half-Moon Ranch. But tragedy strikes when a freak snowstorm traps the bay mare and her foal freezes to death. An outraged Powell sets about exposing the Scotts for their "cruelty". But Matt Scott isn't convinced that Hummingbird's death was quite so clear-cut. Meanwhile, poor Skylark pines for her dead foal...
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  • Superphonics: Purple Storybook: A Goat in a Boat

    By Gill Munton, Mike Gibbie
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gibbie
    This Purple Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Purple Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 4.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Turquoise Storybook: Mouse Power!

    By Ruth Miskin, Mick Reid
    Authors:
    Ruth Miskin
    Illustrated by:
    Mick Reid
    This Turquoise Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Turquoise Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 5.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour
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  • Superphonics: Green Storybook: The Big Bath Band

    By Ruth Miskin, Charlotte Hard
    Authors:
    Ruth Miskin
    Illustrated by:
    Charlotte Hard
    This Green Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Green Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 3.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Blue Storybook: Lots Of Cats

    By Gill Munton, Mick Reid
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Mick Reid
    This Blue Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Blue Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 2.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Purple Storybook: Jack and The Beanstalk

    By Gill Munton, Charlotte Hard
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Charlotte Hard
    This Purple Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Purple Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 4.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • The Secret Fairy In Fairyland

    By Penny Dann
    Authors:
    Penny Dann
    Meet all the Secret Fairies and read about their exciting adventures in Secret Fairyland. This bumper Secret Fairy book includes stories, fashion tips, fun games and suggestions for fabulous fairy things to make and do, plus a sheet of beautiful sparkly fairy stickers. Perfect for all fairy fans!
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  • Superphonics: Green Storybook: Bull In A China Shop

    By Gill Munton, Guy Parker-Rees
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    This Green Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Green Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 3.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Green Storybook: The Zebrapotamus

    By Gill Munton, Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    This Green Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Green Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 3.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Green Storybook: Spook and Skull

    By Gill Munton, Ian Cunliffe
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Ian Cunliffe
    This Green Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Green Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 3.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour.
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  • Superphonics: Blue Storybook: Hot Dog!

    By Gill Munton, Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Gill Munton
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    This Blue Storybook will help children to learn to read using Ruth Miskin's highly effective Superphonics method. There are four levels in the Storybook series - Blue (the easiest), Green, Purple and Turquoise (the hardest). Each level is linked to one of the core Superphonics books. Blue Storybooks practise the sounds taught in Superphonics Book 2.All the Storybooks are fun to read and beautifully designed and illustrated in colour
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