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  • The Secret Mermaid Handbook

    By Penny Dann
    Authors:
    Penny Dann
    Join Pearl as she gets ready to sing at the Fish King's birthday concert, meeting all her special ocean friends along the way. This magical mermaid adventure is full of fun pop-ups and mermaid paper gifts including: a shell bikini top, a photo frame, a lucky fish bracelet, a pearl ring, sparkly hair decorations, a magic fortune fish and stick-on jewel earrings.
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    Story Shop: Stories For Literacy

    By Nikki Gamble
    Authors:
    Nikki Gamble
    Myths, legends, folk tales, fables, trickster stories, humourous stories, adventure stories, mystery stories, historical stories, fantasy, science fiction, stories with familiar settings, stories that raise issues ... all kinds of complete stories for Literacy and reading for pleasure. Chosen by an expert in the use of children's literature in the classroom, this is a collection of 70 complete texts from a range of cultures which are perfect for the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy at KS2. It is also an exciting and immensely varied treasury of short stories that will be enjoyed by all readers. Authors range from Aesop and Arthur Ransome to a role call of the very best for today's young, including Anthony Horowitz, Morris Gleitzman, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Philippa Pearce, Jan Mark, Jeremy Strong, Adele Geras, Paul Stewart, Malorie Blackman, Jamila Gavin and Beverley Naidoo.
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  • Sinbad and the Diamond Valley

    By Martin Waddell, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked on an island. They spy a sparkling valley below them and decide to investigate. But they are not alone...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • The Sword In The Stone

    By Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    When young Arthur accompanies his uncle to a tournament to find the new king of Britain, he's in for a surprise...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Spooky House

    By Chris Mould
    Authors:
    Chris Mould
    Beyond the rickety gates at 76 Pumpkin Lane lies Tombstone Hall - a pop-up haunted house! Read the spine-tingling story, play with the gruesome characters and discover ten terrifying rooms brought to life with pops and flaps.
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  • Sportswear

    By Jane Bingham
    Authors:
    Jane Bingham
    Sportswear covers a range of clothing items from wet suits and riding hats to American football helmets and ballet shoes. Whether for protection, comfort or ease of movement, clothes play an important part in equipping dancers and athletes to perform their sport.
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  • Spider In The Bath!

    By David Orme, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    David Orme
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Freddy's Family is at Book Band 4 in the Start Reading series. Freddy and his family have great fun- they go to the park, they play tricks on each other but sometimes they are very naughty...
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  • Stock Cars

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
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    The Story Of Things

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!
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  • Stan's Song

    By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Francois Hall
    It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.
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  • The Stinky Giant

    By Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Cathy Brett
    A thirsty giant arrives at the palace and asks for a drink. The queen won't let him in-he stinks! Princess PJ wants him to stay. Whatever can she do go get him to wash?
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  • Sports Cars

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    A look at the most exciting vehicles on the road today.
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  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    By Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    A giant Green Knight storms into King Arthur's court at Camelot demanding that his head be chopped off. The youngest knight, Sir Gawain, agrees. Then the Green Knight lives, and Sir Gawain must let the Green Knight chop off his head...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Splash!

    By Claire Llewellyn, Lauren Beard
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Lauren Beard
    Everyone is having fun at the beach
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  • Stories About Surviving Drug Addiction

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Told by fourteen individuals, this book relates stories of determination, discipline and courage in the face of addiction.
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  • Stories About Surviving HIV/AIDS

    By Theresa Saliba
    Authors:
    Theresa Saliba
    Told by eleven individuals around the world, this book relates stories of courage and heroism in the face of disease.
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  • The Stolen Egg

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    Goose has lost her egg, but where could it be? Detective Dog looks all about the farmyard but he cannot find it anywhere. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Seaside Holidays

    By Dereen Taylor
    Authors:
    Dereen Taylor
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • The Storm

    By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Elisabetta Ferrero
    When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. How can they rescue the horses? Luckily Plod saves the day! The Storm is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
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    Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!

    By Margaret Mayo, Alex Ayliffe
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Ayliffe
    Meet all your favourite dinosaurs as they stomp, glide and charge through this brilliant book from a bestselling creative team. Includes Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pteranodon, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Diplodocus and more.
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