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Father and Son

By Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrated by:
Fabian Negrin
'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted,after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep,there was one person still awake in a dark stable,watching over a sleeping child.'Complemented by Fabian Negrin's atmospheric illustrations, this picture book is destined to become a classic.
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  • Footprints in the Snow

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    One snowy morning, the farmyard wake to find footprints all over the land. But where did they come from? Detective Dog must solve the mystery. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Freedom of Information

    By Kaye Stearman
    Authors:
    Kaye Stearman
    This series shows balanced arguments for and against issues affecting our modern world. The books study each argument in detail and explore the history of each topic. The use of case studies throughout bring the issues to light.
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  • The Frightened Frog

    By Joe Hackett
    Authors:
    Joe Hackett
    Finlay the frog is no ordinary frog - he's frightened of water! Can any of his friends help him overcome his fear?Each story in the Animal School series centres around the animals at Animal School. Each character is the opposite of what you would expect- a cowardly lion, a speedy tortoise, a pig who doesn't like getting dirty and a frog who is afraid of the water.
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  • Fish Fingers and Leaks

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    The Poor Pirates have stolen a bag full of fish fingers. Just as the men are about to sit down to eat, their ship, The Stuck Pig, starts to leak. Captain Flint orders his crew to plug the leaks, but they aren't very happy!
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  • The Flying Elephant

    By Liss Norton, Emma Mccann
    Authors:
    Liss Norton
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Mccann
    When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. What they don't expect to find is a thirsty elephant!
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  • Fairy Tales

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    This book is a brilliant new resource based on the genre of fairy tales. The book features a range of fiction and non fiction writing activities alongside each story to encourage every child to write. Lively illustrations help support and engage the reader.
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    Fifth Harmony - The Dream Begins...

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    This is the first ever, 100% unofficial book about Fifth Harmony, the amazing girl group taking the whole world by storm! The book charts their rise through X-Factor USA to the release of their first single in their quest for international stardom. All the essential details are inside for Harmonizers to test their knowledge of the girls' early days, plus loads of photos, quotes, profiles, games and more. So whether the girls have got you through tough times or just helped to make you smile, if you love their music you'll love this book!Fifth Harmony are the most amazing all-girl group and are the most successful group to have come out of X Factor USA. Now signed to Simon Cowell's music label, they released their first album - Reflection - in 2015 and are currently in the studio recording their follow-up album.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'The Bard's Best Bits' in which we learn that Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The Queen Loved Shakespeare's Bottom' or 'Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe Theatre' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone studying Shakespeare at school!
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  • Felix, Puss in Boots

    By Maeve Friel, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Maeve Friel
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Felix is not a happy cat. He wants to be more like the cat on the TV! But is Felix really cut out for such adventure?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • The Frog Prince and the Kitten

    By Clare De Marco
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Lily the kitten is a menace. She loves chasing the animals in the palace gardens. But when she meets a frog who returns her golden ball, the tables might be turned!The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • Finn MacCool and the Giant's Causeway

    By Malachy Doyle, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Malachy Doyle
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    When the Irish giant Finn MacCool boasts that he is the strongest giant in the world, the Scottish giant Benadonner is determined to beat him. And Benadonner is much bigger than Finn! Can Finn's wife save her husband?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Festivals

    By Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Kristina Swarner
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  • The Frog Prince

    By Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Abbott
    The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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    The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories From the New Testament

    By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Illustrated by:
    Sam Loman
    A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition containing 16 of the best-known New Testament stories retold for children, by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytellers. The perfect Christmas gift.'Enid Blyton's retelling of Christ's own stories and the meaning of His time on Earth is full of love - Christ's love for us, our love for each other - and Enid's caring and timeless love for children everywhere' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Find more retold religious stories in Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories and The Land of Far Beyond. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's. The stories in this collection previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. Illustrated in black and white, the collection contains the following stories, which are episodes in the life of Christ:The First Christmas, The Shepherds in the Night, The Three Wise Men, The Angel's Warning, The Little Boy Jesus, Twelve Years Old, The Twelve Disciples, The Nobleman's Son, The Loaves and the Fishes, The Good Samaritan, The Boy Who Left Home, The Last Supper, The Capture of Jesus, The Story of Easter, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus Rises Again
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  • Feet!

    By Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Rocket Cartoons
    Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.Fast feet, slow feet, cold feet, hot feet - animals have all sorts of feet - and some have none at all!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Fun at the Beach

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
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  • Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep

    By Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Brown
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  • Funny Footprints

    By Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Nanette Regan
    In this story, it is Ben's birthday and it is snowing! He goes for a walk with Dad and sees some very funny footprints in the snow. Where could they lead?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: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Flash and the Butterfly

    By Jill Atkins
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    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.
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