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  • Wacky Sports

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Do you know you can go kayaking in a pumpkin? Or chase a cheese downhill? What about underwater cycling or ironing on top of a mountain?No? Then find out in Wacky Sports - filled with facts about some of the craziest sports on Earth.Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
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    Wait for me!

    By Margaret Mahy, Peter Bailey
    Authors:
    Margaret Mahy
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Bailey
    An irresistible collection of stories brimming with bird-children, kind wizards, kings in broom cupboards, butterflies, goats, kites, woodland creatures and many other delights. Margaret Mahy is one of the twentieth century¿s most popular and successful children's authors . The stories in this book, first published as 'The Second Margaret Mahy Storybook', have appeared in many anthologies in many countries over the years. Here they are freshly presented with line drawings by Peter Bailey, as a companion volume to 'Wonderful Me!'
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  • Wait Your Turn, Tilly

    By Lisa Regan
    Authors:
    Lisa Regan
    Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Tilly wants to do everything right now, and sometimes she just can't wait! For example, if her brother or a friend is playing with a game or toy that she wants, or if an adult's talking and she wants something, or if party bags are being handed out... How can she be patient?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child impatient and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
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  • Wales

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Drawing on the new geography curriculum at KS1, Let's Visit aims to encourage young readers to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Let's Visit: Wales explores eight great places to go in Wales - from the dazzling peaks of Snowdonia to the historic Penrhyn Castle.
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  • Wales

    By Alice Harman
    Authors:
    Alice Harman
    What town has the longest name in the world? What is Welsh rarebit? Where can you see an underground waterfall?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about Wales and the people who live there. Explore the farms and wild landscapes of the countryside, and discover the many islands off the Welsh coast. See the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and St Davids, and read about the castles for which Wales is famous.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • Wales

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    This series introduces young readers to the four different countries of the United Kingdom, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.Welcome to Wales! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its capital city of Cardiff, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.
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  • A Walk From Our Village School

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from Great Chesterford in Essex are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore thier local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features.
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  • A Walk From Our Seaside School

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from Carlton Hill Primary School in Brighton, East Sussex are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore their local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • A Walk From Our City School

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from The Mulberry Primary School in Tottenham, north London are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore thier local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • A Walk From Our Island School

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from Tobermory Primary School in Mull, Scotland are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore thier local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features.
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  • Walk Into Danger

    By David Orme, Helen Orme, Kevin Hopgood
    Authors:
    David Orme, Helen Orme
    Illustrated by:
    Kevin Hopgood
    Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Simon and Lia are on a hike, but they get lost. It starts to snow and they can't see the path.They hear a voice calling. A man has broken his leg. Simon and Lia must find a way to get help, before it's too late...
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    Walking With My Iguana

    By Brian Moses
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    A highly entertaining listen as well as an essential classroom and library resource, this audio collection features approximately 40 poems performed by some of the UK's top children's poets. The focus is on poems that come to life in performance and meet the needs of the classroom teacher particularly at KS2 in terms of delivering the Literacy Hour requirements for poetry. Paul Cookson, Michael Rosen, Andrew Fusek Peters, Pie Corbett, Wes Magee, and John Rice are just some of the outstanding poets that are included, and strongly represented are poets and poems from ethnic minorities whose work is more readily appreciated in performance than on the printed page eg John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Debjani Chatterjee and Adisa.Brian Moses, the doyen of performance poets for children especially in schools, has compiled this collection to not only demonstrate the richness and excitement of poetry (many of the poems are accompanied by atmospheric music and sound effects) but to meet a wide variety of curriculum needs. An accompanying book provides all the poems in written form and notes for teachers are provided on www.hodderwayland.co.uk.
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  • Wall Paintings

    By Nathaniel Harris
    Authors:
    Nathaniel Harris
    Featuring six wall paintings from around the world, this book explores the stories told through the art form, from Aboriginal fable in Australian rock painting to political statement in the Easter Rising mural. Each wall painting is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides a historical context.Fun, step-by-step projects show children how to create their own wall paintings, using the techniques of the art form. Design a graffiti poster, create a mural or paint an awe-inspiring frescoe!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. Other titles in the series:Stained Glass WindowsMosaicsTapestries and TextilesSculptureDecorated Pottery
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    The Walled City

    By Ryan Graudin
    Authors:
    Ryan Graudin
    DIVERGENT meets MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in this dark YA thriller set within the walls of a lawless slum city, where Jin Ling searches for her lost sister and Dai struggles to complete an impossible mission.There are three rules of survival in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.Dai traffics drugs for the most ruthless man in the Walled City. To find freedom, he needs help from someone who can be invisible... Jin Ling hides under the radar, evading the street gangs as she searches for her lost sister.Mei Yee survives trapped in a brothel, dreaming of escape while watching the girls who try fail and die.Damaged and betrayed, can these three find the faith to join forces and escape the stifling city walls?With a fantasy setting inspired by Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, Ryan's novel has a rich authenticity and an intense atmosphere, and its pace will enthral the reader from the very first page.
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    Wanted: The Perfect Pet

    By Fiona Roberton
    Authors:
    Fiona Roberton
    Not everyone has to go to the pet shop to find their perfect pet...Once upon a time, there lived a boy called Henry. What Henry wanted more than anything in the whole wide world. . . MORE than chips. . . MORE than a cowboy costume. . . MORE than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. . . was a DOG.A lovable tale of adventure and friendship. . . and the lengths some will go to find it. A great book to springboard early childhood lessons and imaginative play on pets.
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  • Wanted: Prince Charming

    By A H Benjamin, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
    Princess Reverie never stops daydreaming about her Prince Charming. But she never seems to find him! Join in with her hilarious attempts to find her true love.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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  • War Dog

    By Chris Ryan
    Authors:
    Chris Ryan
    Did you ever think that a dog could save someone's life? I'm living proof that it can happen. My name's Jamie, and I want to tell you about something that happened to me last summer. You were probably on your school holidays. I was in Afghanistan, fighting the Taliban. I lost my leg doing it. But I can live with that. Because if it wasn't for a brave sniffer dog and his handler, I'd have lost a whole lot more...Told through the eyes of Jamie, an amputee veteran, WAR DOG is the story of Lance Corporal Sam Maguire, part of a bomb disposal squad in Afghanistan, and the springer spaniel sniffer dog Charlie who becomes his best friend. Chris Ryan fans: This title is a standalone short story published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children and young adults reading with confidence. EDGE - for books you can't put down.
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    War in the Trenches: Remembering World War One

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Produced in partnership with The National Archives, this title looks at the trenches of World War One. Timed for the anniversary of World War One this title uses material and images from The National Archives to tell the story of the Trenches. We look at how the war began and how the trenches were created - from single holes to vast networks running through Northern France. We look at what the trenches were like for the soldiers who lived in them; their daily routine, the work, food and water, hygiene and stress. We look at the fighting, the casualties and medical facilities. From the most dangerous jobs to the Big Pushes, we cover all aspects of trench life. War in the Trenches then takes a look behind the lines and how soldiers spent their time away from the front line; where did they go? What did they spend their pay on? Did they get on with the locals? In additon to this, we take a look at the many things that affected soldiers' lives, such as discipline, and how they coped with the strain of warfare with humour and the enterainment that was provided for them.This title ends with the end of the war, taking a look at the closing stages of the fighting, and then at the battlefields and cemeteries today. In this indepth look at War in the Trenches, we remember those who fought so bravely in the Great War, 1914-1918. This title is perfect for study of the trenches and of World War One. As we reach the centenary of the start of the fighting, it is an ideal way to look back at the lives of those who fought. A glossary and index support the title, and a Further Information section suggestes websites, books and places to visit for those wishing to do more research on the topic.
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  • War In The Trenches

    By S Adams
    Authors:
    S Adams
    World War One offers a detailed look at one of the most disastrous wars in history. The series is packed with information, photographs and maps. Timelines and quotes put events in context and help to personalise them. War In the Trenches examines how the war was waged in the mud of the Western Front and how soldiers coped with trench life.
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  • The War Next Door

    By Phil Earle, Sara Ogilvie
    Authors:
    Phil Earle
    Illustrated by:
    Sara Ogilvie
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