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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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  • 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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  • 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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    The Huge Bag of Worries

    By Virginia Ironside, Frank Rodgers
    Authors:
    Virginia Ironside
    Illustrated by:
    Frank Rodgers
    Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are with her all the time - at school, at home, when she is watching TV and even in the bathroom! Jenny decides they have to go, but who will help her get rid of them?A funny and reassuring look at dealing with worries and anxiety, to be used as a spring board into important conversations with your child.
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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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  • 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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  • Hugless Douglas Board Book

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    A board book edition of this bestselling picture book.Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug!This is the first adventure in the popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Hopscotch Twisty Tales: The Princess and the Frozen Peas

    Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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    Heart-Shaped

    By Siobhan Parkinson
    Authors:
    Siobhan Parkinson
    Written with sensitivity, humour and a lightness of touch, HEART-SHAPED is a companion to Siobhan Parkinson's highly-acclaimed novel, BRUISED - for fans of Meg Rosoff, Aidan Chambers and David Levithan.Annie makes a startling discovery one day - and everything changes. She fears for the safety of her boyfriend Jonno, who has vanished, knowing he is in desperate trouble. Feeling alone, she clings to her dad, her only parent, but he can't fill in all the gaps in the puzzle that is Annie's life. Nor can her best friend. To do that, Annie has to look into her past and understand who her mother was, what happened to her and why.So the truth behind Jonno's disappearance - which is the story in BRUISED - becomes a mirror for what's happening in Annie's own life. The reader is desperate for him to come back, so that Annie can fully fit the pieces of her existence back together.
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  • How to Spend a Billion

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Do you know what goes into one of the world's most expensive ice creams?Or how much it costs to buy your own private beach, or private island?No? Then find out in How to Spend a Billion - filled with facts about some of the world's most expensive items. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
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  • Hansel and Gretel and the Green Witch

    By Laura North, Chris Jevons
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Jevons
    In this classic fairy tale retold with a twist Hansel and Gretel are greedy and unfit. Their father, the woodcutter plans a trip to the woods, but they soon get lost and discover a hungry, health-conscious witch! Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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    How to be a Girl

    By Anita Naik
    Authors:
    Anita Naik
    Be the boss of you!How To Be A Girl is an easy-reading journey through girlhood and what it's like to be a girl growing up today. It examines important issues such as puberty, the politics of body hair, female stereotypes, intelligence, physical appearance, double standards and the vernacular used to describe girls and boys. It also looks at the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls by the media.How to Be A Girl is a modern feminist book for today's tweens and teens. It's a call for girls to stop beating themselves up by aiming for a so-called 'beauty ideal', to stop worrying and to start living their lives according to their own agenda. Confidence building and self esteem boosting - How To Be A Girl is not a diatribe on gender differences but a consciousness-raising, articulate and cool walk-through of what it is to be a strong and empowered young girl today.Contains sections on: body image, dieting & eating disorders, media portrayal, plastic/cosmetic surgery, body hair, online porn, dating, self esteem & confidence, discrimination, sexual harassment and empowerment.Be the change.
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  • How to Handle Discrimination and Prejudice

    By Catherine Chambers
    Authors:
    Catherine Chambers
    Modern life can be complicated. As an older child or teenager you will experience lots of different social situations and encounter all kinds of people from all walks of life. Whether in person, via social media, at school or within your own family, discrimination and prejudice are very real issues for many young people. How to Handle Discrimination and Prejudice is an essential guide, helping you to understand how and why you may be experiencing these dificulties in your life and what you can do to improve things for yourself. Perhaps you are being discriminated against because of your gender or your sexuality, or because you simply don't fit the mould. Using real-life experiences of teenagers going through similar problems, this book will help you confront your issues and offer solid advice.Part of a four book series aimed at children aged 10+, Under Pressure is an essential resource for children who are perhaps afraid or unsure of asking for help directly, or simply need some added reassurance or advice.
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  • Hostage Takers

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Hostage-takers, we ask who are today's hostage-takers and what do they want? What drives them to extreme action? We look at how captivity and stress affect the victims and ask whether we should negotiate with hostage-takers. How can lives be saved and how can hostage-taking be prevented in the first place?
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  • How to Handle Bullying and Gangs

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Modern life can be complicated. As an older child or teenager you will experience lots of different social situations and encounter all kinds of people. In whatever form it takes, bullying is a very real issue and the pressure to become involved with a gang can also be tough to deal with. How to Handle Bullying and Gangs is an essential guide, helping you to understand how and why you may be being bullied and and what you can do to improve things for yourself. It will also help you to work out issues around gangs and the dangers of becoming involved with criminal activity. Perhaps you are being bullied because of your looks, your sexual orientation, your race or religion or because you simply don't fit the mould. This book will help you confront your issues and offers solid advice based on the experiences of real people.Part of a four book series aimed at children aged 10+, Under Pressure is an essential resource for children who are perhaps afraid or unsure of asking for help directly, or simply need some added reassurance or advice.
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  • How to Handle Low Self-Esteem

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Modern life can be complicated. As an older child or teenager you will experience lots of different social situations and encounter all kinds of people both at school, at home and in the wider world. What happens when you have doubts about your thoughts and feelings? How can you make your voice and your opinions heard among the rest of your friends, family and acquaintances? How to Handle Low Self Esteem is an essential guide, helping you to understand how and why you might feel this way, what you can do to improve things for yourself. The book highlights areas that may trigger these feelings, such as bullying or peer-pressure. Perhaps you are under pressure because of your sexual orientation, your race or religion or because you simply don't fit the mould. This book will help you confront your issues and offers solid advice based on the experiences of real people.Part of a four book series aimed at children aged 10+, Under Pressure is an essential resource for children who are perhaps afraid or unsure of asking for help directly, or simply need some added reassurance or advice.
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