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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    By Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Evans
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  • Toby and The Great Fire Of London

    By Margaret Nash, Jane Cope
    Authors:
    Margaret Nash
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Cope
    Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence. Carefully controlled text interacts with stunning artwork to help develop visual literacy.
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  • Two Hungry Birds

    By Anne Adeney, A. O'kif
    Authors:
    Anne Adeney
    Illustrated by:
    A. O'kif
    Chick and Robin are hungry. But who will get the worm?
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  • The Three Little Pigs

    By Anne Walter, Daniel Postgate
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Daniel Postgate
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  • Tadpoles: Ben and the Bear

    By Anne Adeney, Andrew Breakspeare
    Authors:
    Anne Adeney
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Breakspeare
    Ben lives in the forest, catching fish. One day he can't catch any fish at all. When he goes home hungry he gets a big surprise!
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  • Tadpoles: Dad's Van

    By Mick Gowar, Rory Walker
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Rory Walker
    Everyone is getting ready to go on holiday, but Dad's van won't start. Dad tries to push, but he needs help...
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

    By Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Edmunds
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

    By Mick Gowar, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Hey Diddle Doodle

    By Brian Moses, Jill Newton
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Jill Newton
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

    By Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Smith
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man

    By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Simona Sanfilippo
    The three little pigs are busy baking a gingerbread man, when the wolf comes by to 'huff and puff and blow' their house down!
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  • Too Dirty!

    By Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
    Henry and Axel, the dog, go for a walk in the park and they come back very dirty!
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  • Tadpoles: Happy Butterfly

    By Pippa Goodhart, Lauren Tobia
    Authors:
    Pippa Goodhart
    Illustrated by:
    Lauren Tobia
    Happy wants to see the band but the crowds are too tall. Then Grandma has a fun idea!
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - The Cat Who Walked by Himself

    By Elizabeth Rogers, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Rogers
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, fun illustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own. In this story, Dog and Horse both want to investigate the people's fire, but Cat doesn't - he walks by himself. Then the fire and bowl of milk prove awfully tempting...
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  • Treasure Trail

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    The animals on the farm have all got a present, but who is it from? Detective Dog finds a trail of treasure and sets off to follow it... Detective Dog is a series of four books a green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Tadpoles Action Rhymes: Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike

    By Wes Magee, Marina Le Ray
    Authors:
    Wes Magee
    Illustrated by:
    Marina Le Ray
    The Tadpoles Action rhyme series combines classic tales retold with an exciting new rhyme written by renowned authors. The short rhyming text is accompanied with full page illustrations and the action for each verse. In this rhyme, row your boat merrily along the stream, but is it all just a dream? Then why not ride your bike, unless it gets too bumpy!
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  • Tiddlers: Alan and the Animals

    By Evelyn Foster, Richard Morgan
    Authors:
    Evelyn Foster
    Illustrated by:
    Richard Morgan
    Alan loves animals - he loves bats! He has ten rats and ten wild cats. But where does he keep them all? Find out in this rhyming story.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 start of the book allows you to check the child's ability to decode and understand each word before reading, providing a fully supported first reading experience. And a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Tiddlers: Fred's Ted

    By Clare De Marco, Melanie Sharp
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Melanie Sharp
    Fred's Little Ted has a rip in him. Mum says she can fix him, but will Little Ted ever be the same again?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 start of the book allows you to check the child's ability to decode and understand each word before reading, providing a fully supported first reading experience. And a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - How the Camel Got His Hump

    By Robert James, Stefania Colnaghi
    Authors:
    Robert James
    Illustrated by:
    Stefania Colnaghi
    In this story, Camel is incredibly rude and lazy. All he says is 'Humph!' when anyone asks him to help... but the desert god wants to teach Camel a lesson he won't forget!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - Old Man Kangaroo

    By Robert James, Pedro Penizzotto
    Authors:
    Robert James
    Illustrated by:
    Pedro Penizzotto
    In this story, vain Kangaroo thinks he should look even more special and demands the the desert god make him different to the other animals. The desert god sends Dingo after him, and Kangaroo gets his wish - although it's perhaps not quite what he expected!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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