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  • Henry V

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    A thrilling retelling of this fantastic historical play. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Patriotism in Henry V.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Hamlet

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Murder most foul... An action-packed retelling of Shakespeare's dark tale of revenge and murder. With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe theatre and Love and Death in Anthony and Cleopatra. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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    Half-Caste and Other Poems

    By John Agard
    Authors:
    John Agard
    The tensions brought about by differences of race and culture are at the heart of this powerful and entertaining collection by one of Britain's most exciting and original poets and performers. John Agard, winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, explores the richness of human diversity in the world today.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Hello H2O

    By John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura
    Authors:
    John Agard
    Illustrated by:
    Satoshi Kitamura
    From water-vapour to robots and outer-space to water, this highly original collection from John Agard, winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, explores everything exciting about science. Delighting in the wonder and oddities physics, biology and chemistry have to offer, these poems will bring out the scientist in you!
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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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  • Hansel and Gretel

    By Penny Dolan, Graham Philpot
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Graham Philpot
    Hansel and Gretel saw a pretty cottage, covered in gingerbread and sweets...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Hansel and Gretel as they attempt to escape the wicked old witch.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • The Hare and the Tortoise

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    When Tortoise challenges Hare to a race, Hare is so sure he will win that he stops for a little nap. Will Tortoise be able to beat the cheeky Hare to the finish line?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Hippo's High Dive

    By Damian Harvey, Andrew Painter
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Painter
    Hippo knows she is going to have to pull off something spectacular to impress the diving judges. As she climbs up to the highest diving board she can't help feel she has forgotten something important...The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.They are great for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5 (green).
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  • Hey Diddle Diddle

    By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Merritt
    Hey Diddle Diddle combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along as they recognise all the friendly characters in this timeless rhyme. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm
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  • Hop and Run

    By Karen Wallace, Ailie Busby
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Ailie Busby
    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Rabbit and Mouse start showing off - but Rabbit cannot hop quite as high as he would like!
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  • Hold on to the Mat

    By Sue Graves, Maarten Lenoir
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Maarten Lenoir
    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Jack and Mish are on the slide at the funfair. Mum tells them both to hold on, but Jack has other ideas!
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