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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

By Mary Norton, Anthony Lewis
Authors:
Mary Norton
Illustrated by:
Anthony Lewis
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Bend It Like Beckham

By Narinder Dhami
Authors:
Narinder Dhami
Read the novelisation of the hit film starring Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers.Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... Bend it Like Beckham is now a West End musical - opening in London in May 2015.
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  • Boudicca

    By Emma Fischel
    Authors:
    Emma Fischel
    Two thousand years ago, when the Romans invaded Britain, not everyone went down without a fight. Discover a wild Britain and its oppressed peoples and how one brave woman defied the might of Rome. Learn how both the Romans and British lived, how they organised themselves, and how different peoples treated each other.Brilliant line illustrations bring to life the excitement of battle and also the harshness and tragedy of defeat. The book is a handy companion to those readers learning about the Romans in Key Stage 2.Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived.
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  • Billy Beast

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    Billy Beast can't wait to meet Beauty, the bride of his dreams. But will she be as disgustingly beastly as Billy hopes?
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  • Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play

    By Julia Donaldson
    Authors:
    Julia Donaldson
    World War II has been declared and the Chiver's children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and often touching play brings Manchester during the Second War War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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    A Book of Princesses

    By Sally Gardner, Emma Chambers
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Read by:
    Emma Chambers
    Five favourite fairy stories retold for today's children with a light touch:CinderellaThe Frog PrinceSleeping BeautyThe Princess and the PeaSnow White'Emma Chambers from The Vicar of Dibley is an excellent choice to read this suitably pink collection for girls' - AudioBookseller
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  • Big Book of Magical Mishaps

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Things always seem to go wrong for Felicity Wishes, even though her intentions are good! But with her optimistic attitude and fantastic friends, she always manages to come out on top!A big book about a little fairy.
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    Beowulf

    By Robert Nye
    Authors:
    Robert Nye
    Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.
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  • The Birthday Broomstick

    By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Illustrated by:
    Katharine McEwen
    Titchy-witch thinks flying is easy-breezy. But when she sets off on her first solo flight, she finds that riding a broomstick is much harder than it looks!
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    The Book of Dead Days

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    Authors:
    Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick
    Five days of glorious gothic alchemy and evil . . . An atmospheric, page-turning and powerful novel of sorcery and desperate magic by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.The days between 27 December and New Year's Eve are dead days - days when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.There is a man, Valerian, whose time is running out. He must pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. His servant is Boy, a child with no name and no past - a child he treats with contempt, but who serves his master well and finds solace in the company of his only friend, Willow. Unknown to any of them, it is Boy who holds the key to their destiny.Set in dark, threatening cities and the frozen countryside in a distant time, THE BOOK OF DEAD DAYS conjures a spell-binding story as Valerian, Boy and Willow battle to stop time and cling to life.
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    The Ballet Class

    By Adele Geras, Shelagh Mcnicholas
    Authors:
    Adele Geras
    Illustrated by:
    Shelagh Mcnicholas
    Little ballerinas will love this delightful story about budding ballerina, Tutu Tilly. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The first book in the charming Tutu Tilly series from award-winning author, Adele Geras.
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  • Beachmoles and Bellvine

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Ploo decides to plant some bellvine outside his house and Dig goes to search for beachmoles on Blue Nose Beach. But nothing is as simple as it seems on the magical island where they all have blue noses!
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  • Beauty Parlour Handbag

    By Penny Dann
    Authors:
    Penny Dann
    Little girls can carry this beauty handbag with them everywhere they go! Includes special fairy beauty tips and gifts, including pretend make-up, a nail file, a pendant, stick-on earrings, hair clips and a pretty mirror.
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    Bite: Pretty Things

    By Sarra Manning
    Authors:
    Sarra Manning
    Brie is in love with Lancome Juicy Tubes, Louis Vuitton accessories and Charlie, her gay best friend.But Charlie is in love with 1960's pop art, 1980s teen movies ...and serial heartbreaker, Walker. Walker has only ever been in love with his VW Bug, until he meets Daisy. And Daisy is far too busy hating everyone to know what love is...This is a story about kissing people you shouldn't, falling in love and off your heels, and breaking hearts because there'e nothing to watch on telly.
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    Big Red Bath

    By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Adrian Reynolds
    Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.
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  • Baby Baboon

    By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
    Authors:
    Mwenye Hadithi
    Illustrated by:
    Adrienne Kennaway
    Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Baboon to trap Hare whom he plans to eat for his dinner. But Leopard is outwitted and Baby Baboon laughs and laughs.This is the story of how Leopard came to lie in wait in the trees and why you just might hear Baby Baboon laughing and laughing.
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  • Bright Eyes

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Krista's got a new neighbour! Alice is very shy and homesick, and Krista's worried about her. She wants Shining Star to fly Alice back home - but her magical pony has a better idea ... It's time for Krista and Shining Star to save the day!
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    Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends

    By Jenny Alexander
    Authors:
    Jenny Alexander
    Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside.Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings.This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
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  • Bella The Bunny Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Fairyland in uproar! Jack Frost has stolen the Pet Fairies magical pets. Without them, the Pet Fairies can't ensure that pets in the human world find the right owners. So it's vital that the Pet Fairies get their magic pets back. The pets have escaped from Jack Frost's ice castle and are roaming the human world. Rachel and Kirsty have to help Katie the Kitten Fairy, Harriet the Hamster Fairy, Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy, Lauren the Puppy Fairy, Emma the Bunny Fairy, Penny the Pony Fairy and Molly the Goldfish Fairy - to get the pets back...before it's too late.
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  • Bokobikes

    By Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Mick Inkpen
    Ploo and Hatz are riding their bikes on the sandy beach. But it is hard work and not as much fun as it should be, especially with Dig chasing in and out the peddles. When a bokonut falls from the tree, Hatz is struck with an idea. An idea involving bikes and bokonuts and soon he has made a new invention - a bokobike, perfect for sandy beaches.
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