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  • Tricky Tortoise

    By Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
    Authors:
    Mwenye Hadithi
    Illustrated by:
    Adrienne Kennaway
    When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the three hundred and thirty second time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to teach Elephant a lesson.This is the story of how Tricky Tortoise proves that brains are often better than strength or size.
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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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    There's A House Inside My Mummy

    By Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Vanessa Cabban
    A funny and tender picture book about a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive.There's a house inside my mummy,Where my little brother grows,Or maybe it's my little sisterNo one really knows.Waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive can be a confusing and worrying time for young children. Sharing this simple rhyming story together is the perfect way to reassure your little one and involve them in all the excitement. Told with humour and warmth by Giles Andreae, the author of much-loved family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.'A great book for sharing with your first born while your second is still in the 'tummy house'' - The TimesA note from the author:'When my wife became pregnant for the second time, I was talking to Flinn, our 2-year old son, about what was going to take place and how exciting it would be for him to have a brother or sister. I started to think about it as though I were a young child myself ... 'There's a house inside my mummy' was a phrase that just popped into my head, and from then on the book was a joy to write.'
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  • The Thieves of Ostia

    By Caroline Lawrence
    Authors:
    Caroline Lawrence
    The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look. Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.
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    Torn Ear

    By Geoffrey Malone
    Authors:
    Geoffrey Malone
    The wind carried the scent of blood far into the night, while the vixen still pawed at the broken little bodies on the pile of earth.But Torn Ear survives the game-keeper's attack. Slowly his mother introduces him to the fox's world - the skills of hunting and how to avoid danger. Then he is on his own.Until he meets Velvet, and they have cubs of their own. But again man intervenes, and his favourite cub is threatened. Torn Ear must rescue her, but will he escape the clutches of the game-keeper this time?
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    The Twelve Dancing Princesses

    By Brothers Grimm, Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Brothers Grimm
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Ray
    Where do the king's beautiful daughters disappear to night after night? And who can solve the mystery of the twelve pairs of dancing slippers, worn to shreds by the morning? Internationally acclaimed illustrator Jane Ray, vividly brings to life the fun-loving princesses of the classic Grimm fairy tale, as they boldly escape the confines of their father's castle. With its sumptuous, detailed illustrations and gold and silver highlights, The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a perfect gift to treasure.
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    That Pesky Rat

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A funny, touching tale about friendship and belonging, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. Rat lives in dustbin number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own. Lauren Child is the Kate Greenaway medal winning creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.'Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child, whose stories and quirky pictures leave you helpless with laughter' - Mail on Sunday'Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable' - Guardian
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  • The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

    By Caroline Lawrence
    Authors:
    Caroline Lawrence
    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . .Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father's life, Cartilia Poplica. She's certain that Cartilia has an ulterior motive, but to find out the truth Flavia must perform twelve tasks - like the Greek hero Hercules.So begins a thrilling journey, but what will Flavia learn at the end of her quest?
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  • Twelfth Night

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Twins cause trouble in this classic Shakespeare comedy! With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Appearance in Twefth Night. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • The Tempest

    By Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Andrew Matthews
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    A charming retelling of this magical tale of power and justice. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Power in the Tempest. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
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  • Titchy Witch And The Bully-Boggarts

    By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Illustrated by:
    Katharine McEwen
    When Titchy-witch turns Gobby-goblin's nose into a sausage, he gets his cousins, the Bully Boggarts, to teach her a lesson . . . but Titchy-witch comes up with her best spell yet!
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  • Titchy Witch And The Magic Party

    By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Illustrated by:
    Katharine McEwen
    Titchy-witch is having her first party, but it isn't going very well . . . until she starts to wave her magic wand!
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  • Titchy Witch And The Stray Dragon

    By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Illustrated by:
    Katharine McEwen
    Titchy-witch loves her pet dragon but she can only keep him while he's small. When the dragon begins to grow BIG, Titchy-witch needs an extra-special spell to save her precious pet.
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  • Titchy Witch And The Disappearing Baby

    By Rose Impey, Katharine McEwen
    Authors:
    Rose Impey
    Illustrated by:
    Katharine McEwen
    Titchy-witch doesn't think much of her noisy new sister. But when she puts a spell on the baby, it doesn't work quite the way she expects!
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  • The Truth Cookie

    By Fiona Dunbar
    Authors:
    Fiona Dunbar
    Lulu Baker's dad has a new love, Varaminta le Bone. She's a sizzling sensation...and pure poison. How can Lulu make her dad see Varaminta for who she really is? A mysterious recipe book and some very unusual ingredients might just do the trick...
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  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap

    By Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
    Authors:
    Liz Kessler
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Gibb
    Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids, and, best of all, she finds a best friend! With mermaid Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret and embarks on a quest to reunite her mum and dad. This enchanting fantasy deals with universal themes of family, friendship, love and justice - all handled with the lightness of touch for which Liz Kessler is so well known.
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    There's a Dragon Downstairs

    By Hilary Mckay, Amanda Harvey
    Authors:
    Hilary Mckay
    Illustrated by:
    Amanda Harvey
    There's a dragon downstairs at Sophie's house. She knows he is there. She can hear him rattling and snuffling - slinking through the rooms. She is scared, and hides beneath the bedclothes. But when he comes again, Sophie grows bolder... she picks up her sword and shield. She will go downstairs and fight that dragon. This is a book about childhood imaginings. Sophie grows braver through the story and the dragon of course is no longer there.
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  • Third Time Lucky

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    Kirstie and her horse, Lucky, are inseparable. When Lucky shows signs of a mystery illness - and neither the the vet, nor Kirstie's brother can identify what's wrong, Kirstie makes a third and final attempt to find a cure for Lucky. She seeks out the legendary horse doctor who lives deep in the Rockies. Will he be able to save Lucky's life?
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  • Third Year & Upper Fourth

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.Third YearThere are lots of new students, including sophisticated Zerelda from America. This year, not only the girls face challenges - Bill's poor horse, Thunder, suffers from collic. Will Zerelda and Darrell become friends, and will Thunder survive?Upper FourthDarrell is very pleased to be head girl, but Alicia and Betty are determined to ruin her good work. Meanwhile, Darrell's sister Felicity joins Malory Towers and becomes best friends with none other than June - obnoxious, brash and Alicia's cousin.Expect more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. This audio CD edition is abridged and dramatised with a full cast and makes wonderful listening for all Malory Towers fans. Each story is one hour.
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    Tilly And The Badgers

    By Joan Lingard, Sarah Warburton
    Authors:
    Joan Lingard
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Warburton
    Who is making badgers fight dogs for sport near Tilly's home? Do the new boy at school and his family have anything to do with it? Tilly and William are determined to find out.
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