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  • The Dragon and the Pudding

    By Martin Remphry, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Martin Remphry
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    The dragon of Lyminster must be stopped. The mayor offers a bag of gold to anyone who can beat him, but everyone is too scared. Then a boy called Jim arrives, and he has a plan. But how can a pudding stop a dragon?The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Dogball

    By Pippa Goodhart, Sue Mason
    Authors:
    Pippa Goodhart
    Illustrated by:
    Sue Mason
    The stories follow the adventures of Jake and his friends. Jake learns to swim and be good at PE. The children have great fun creating an obstacle race and going on a nature trail.
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  • Dance Just Like Me

    By Jillian Powell, Amanda Gulliver
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Illustrated by:
    Amanda Gulliver
    Clap you hands just like me, point your toes just like me, nod your head just like me, dance just like me!
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  • Dragon's Lost Roar

    By Julia Rawlinson, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Julia Rawlinson
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Dragon woke and stretched his wings and said "I feel like eating things..." but when he needs his big scary roar he gets a shock!
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  • Danger in the Forest

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    The children head off into the forest to find some berries for dinner. But as they wander into a clearing a large boar rushes out from the trees. How will the children get away?This story is perfect for learning about life during the Stone Age.
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  • The Dragonfly Kite

    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. They find a little girl sitting all by herself in the playground and resolve to help her!
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  • Dragon Rock

    By Jack D Clifford, Russ Daff
    Authors:
    Jack D Clifford
    Illustrated by:
    Russ Daff
    Imagine if your computer game console was magic... and imagine if it transported you into the game you were playing!In this story, Lia and Ed are playing a game looking for dragon eggs. Suddenly, they are in a magical valley and there are dragons and trolls to watch out for! Can they find the dragon's lost egg and rescue it (and themselves) from the troll? This series features exciting stories for computer game fans who are developing their reading confidence.
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    A Day That Changed History: The Assassination of John F Kennedy

    By Tracey Kelly
    Authors:
    Tracey Kelly
    Many people alive in 1963 can remember where they were on the day John F Kennedy was shot. It was a defining event similar to 9/11 or the death of Princess Diana in more recent times. A Day that Changed History: The Assassination of John F Kennedy is the story of John F Kennedy's life and death and its effect on both the USA and the wider world.
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  • Dragons V Dinos

    By Ann Bryant
    Authors:
    Ann Bryant
    There is trouble on Scarytops Mountain. The Dragons are trying to out scare the Dinos yet again in the great gang rivalry. However when a baby Dragon goes missing, it inadvertently brings the two sides together.Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Dick Whittington Gets On His Bike

    By Ellen Weeks, David Ouro
    Authors:
    Ellen Weeks
    Illustrated by:
    David Ouro
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  • Dick Whittington

    By Margaret Nash, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Margaret Nash
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    "Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of London!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Dick Whittington on his journey from poor villager to Lord Mayor.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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  • David Walliams

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    Author, actor, comedian, charity fundraiser, TV talent show judge - David Walliams ticks all the boxes! Having shot to fame in TV comedy Little Britain, David has since won legions of fans, both for his appearances as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, and for his children's books, from Mr Stink to Demon Dentist and Gangsta Granny. Real-life Stories: David Walliams gives you the story behind this incredible man - from the schooldays that gave rise to his love of acting and writing, through his time at the National Youth Theatre, to the TV star he is today. It also looks at David's commitment to charity work - he has swum the English Channel and the full length of the River Thames, and cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End, all to raise money for Sport Relief. Biographical information, and David Walliams quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about David Walliams, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Steve Backshall, Stella McCartney, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Kylie Minogue, in other titles in the series?
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  • Double Decker Donald

    By Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Byrne
    Double Decker Donald just loves to make a SPLASH! Join him and his passengers for a very mucky spin around town.The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Dani's Dinosaur

    By Clare De Marco, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Dani's Dinosaur is a funny story for young lizard and pet fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band green.When Dani finds a dinosaur in her garden, she and her mum are very surprised. Whatever can it be? And can it help Mum with the gardening?The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words and puzzles to encourage retelling the story and to help build vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    From scouring the skies for pterodactyls to dodging the booming brontosaurus, there are plenty of dino facts to whet the appetite of all dinosaur fans!Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.
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  • Don't Get in a Mess!

    By Sam Watkins, Louise Forshaw
    Authors:
    Sam Watkins
    Illustrated by:
    Louise Forshaw
    Don't Get in a Mess! is a funny story for all those fans of messy play who are beginning to read independently. It is perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band blue 4.It's raining, it's boring. So the children get the paints out. Dad tells them not to get in a mess, but...The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Dad Gets the Cat

    By Sue Graves, Mike Byrne
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Byrne
    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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Dad has to keep rescuing the cat. Will she ever learn her lesson?
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  • Dog Likes to Dig

    By Jill Atkins, Bill Bolton
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Bolton
    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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?
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  • Dragon's Hiccups

    By Jenny Jinks, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Jenny Jinks
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    In this story, a dragon has a bad case of the hiccups and nothing her friends do seems to help, leading to all sorts of fiery problems!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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  • Dog at School

    By Katie Dale, Gustavo Mazali
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Gustavo Mazali
    In this fun story, a dog runs into school and causes all sorts of trouble. Then he runs to the head teacher's office. Everyone thinks the head teacher will be very cross, but will he? 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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