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  • Samuel Scaredosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
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  • Santa Claude

    By Alex T. Smith
    Authors:
    Alex T. Smith
    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus himself! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heroes to deliver all the presents before midnight ...The ninth book in this hilarious bestselling series - perfect for new readers and also great for sharing! Praise for the Claude series:'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' MetroClaude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
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  • Saving My Money

    By Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    A great introduction to saving money for children aged 5-7. It includes notes for parents and teachers, as well as suggestions for learning activities.
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    Say Sorry Sidney

    By Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be!When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners!Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others.'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian
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  • The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. It's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals. A brilliant follow-up to The Scallywags that shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn't pay to lose your temper.From the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper.' - Junior
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  • The Scallywags

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    The Scallywags are a bunch of messy, noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners...By the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages. Find out more about David Melling at http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/Check out the sequel - The Scallywags Blow Their Top - in which the rambunctious wolves learn to control their tempers.'David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline.' - Guardian
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    School Trip

    By Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Nick Butterworth
    Illustrated by:
    Mick Inkpen
    A much-loved classic from the creators of Kipper and Percy the Park Keeper.Are you ready for the school trip? There'll be dinosaur bones and giant blue whales, buttons to press, lunches to swap and money to spend. The coach is waiting to go. But where is Matthew Tibbs?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' Independent
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    Scoop The Digger!

    By David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    David Wojtowycz
    Scoop the Digger thinks he has the best job on the building site. But when he shows off to the other machines, he discovers that even super-strong diggers need a helping hand sometimes! Vehicle-mad little ones will love this brilliantly noisy and action-packed first picture book.
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  • Scribble's Doodles

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Scribble the tortoise lives in Isabella's Toybox with his friends. He is a normal tortoise and does normal things. But he has one very special secret - he loves to draw doodles inside his shell. Will the other toys find out?
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  • Scribble's Secret

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Scribble the tortoise lives with all his special friends in Isabella's toybox. He is a normal tortoise and does normal things. But it's in the middle of the night that Scribble does something very unusual... Will the toys discover his secret?
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    Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits

    By Miriam Moss, Delphine Durand
    Authors:
    Miriam Moss
    Illustrated by:
    Delphine Durand
    One day a tiny insect, no bigger than a freckle, climbs into Miss Calypso's classroom. Nobody notices until... Polly scritches, Joshua scratches, and soon the whole classroom is scritching and scratching.An irresistibly catchy text and zany artwork - head lice have never been so much fun!'It won't help you get rid of the little critters, but at least it will make you laugh as you scratch. A really jolly gift for all those children and parents (and grandparents) who get uptight about nits.'The Guardian
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  • The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully

    By Erica-Jane Waters
    Authors:
    Erica-Jane Waters
    Together, Marina, Aqua and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates!Living aboard their ship in the Periwinkle Lagoon, they are surrounded by the magical high seas which hold all sorts of adventures.When the other pirates of the Lagoon are struck by a mysterious curse, the girls must travel in search of sea fairies to find a cure. But to get there they'll have to face one of their greatest fears and steer their ship straight into a whirlpool!Can they be brave enough to save their friends?
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  • The Seaside Trip

    By Jackie Walter, Jem Maybank
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Jem Maybank
    Charlie and Jasmine's two dads have planned a day out at the seaside and they can't wait. But their little brother Max wants to go to the soft play centre and he's having a big sulk. Can the family convince Max to enjoy himself after all? This story features a family with two dads. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.
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  • Secret Fairy Garden

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Felicity Wishes' secret garden is the perfect place to hold a party! But how is she going to keep it a secret? Read the three mini stories, unfold the pop-up garden, press-out the characters, play the games, and enjoy getting lost in Felicity's magical garden...
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  • The Secret Mermaid Handbook

    By Penny Dann
    Authors:
    Penny Dann
    Join Pearl as she gets ready to sing at the Fish King's birthday concert, meeting all her special ocean friends along the way. This magical mermaid adventure is full of fun pop-ups and mermaid paper gifts including: a shell bikini top, a photo frame, a lucky fish bracelet, a pearl ring, sparkly hair decorations, a magic fortune fish and stick-on jewel earrings.
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  • The Secret Princess Handbook

    By Jan Lewis
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    Jan Lewis
    Here is a must-have handbook for everyone who's always wanted to be a princess! Packed with tips, gifts and surprises, this adorable novelty pop-up book shows little girls how to make their princess dream come true! The special gifts include: lucky crystal earrings, a pair of pink shoe decorations, sparkly hair accessories, a matching ring and bracelet, a shimmering party mask, a glittery tiara, and a pretty purse to keep all your gifts safe!
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  • Secrets and Surprises

    By Emma Thomson
    Authors:
    Emma Thomson
    Join Felicity in the hectic days leading up to her birthday. Have Felicity's friends forgotten all about it? Will anybody come to her party? Find out in this fantastic pop-up and flap paperback edition.
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  • A Seed In Need

    By Sam Godwin
    Authors:
    Sam Godwin
    Follow a tiny sunflower seed on its amazing life cycle, germinating from a seed, becoming a sunflower and shedding its own seeds. Meet some charming characters on the way including an inquisitive ladybird and snail who encourage young readers to explore this key science subject beyond the simple and accessible text. A great resource for young children learning about life cycles at KS1.
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    Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards!This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war.Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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  • Shapes

    By Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Gwé
    This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about shapes is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby Loves Shapes gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together. Also available: Chatterbox Baby: Numbers, Chatterbox Baby: Words, Chatterbox Baby: Colours
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