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  • By the Seaside

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    A colourful introduction for young readers to the seaside. The young boy, Alex, tells us all about his home town at the seaside and the things in his local area such as his school, what he does after school, going to the seafront and the beach, what he does at the weekend, the different jobs people do there, different sorts of shops that are at in seaside towns and how people get about.Includes a picture quiz and free downloadable worksheets.This book encourages children to think about the similarities and differences between the place where they live and where other people live.
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  • By The River

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
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    By Sun and Candlelight

    By Shirley Hughes, Shirley Hughes
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    Shirley Hughes
    Illustrated by:
    Shirley Hughes
    This stunning gift collection that celebrates the riches of a lifetime with poems and writings to mark each of the major milestones - childhood, young adulthood, falling in love, family life, growing older and death. 'With delightful illustrations, it is a gem that promises to delight for a lifetime.' - Daily Record
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  • By Printing and Stamping

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping shows you how to make bottletop balloons, broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • Buttons the Naughty Pony

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
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    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Naughty pony Buttons is coming to Silver Shoe Farm because his owner, Tim, just doesn't know what to do with him. They need Tilly's help - and fast! From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
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  • Butterflies and Moths

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Full of weird and wonderful facts about animals that will facinate children over a broad age range.
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  • A Butterfly?

    By Jinny Johnson
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    Jinny Johnson
    I'm a beautiful butterfly. Read about my life - how i feed, what i like to eat and how i grew from a wriggly little caterpillar into a butterfly.Part of the Sereis What's It Like To Be..., these delightfully illustrated books introduce children to some familiar insects and spiders.
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  • Buttercup Farm Family

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays. In this story, they travel to Buttercup Farm.First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.
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  • But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3-5.
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  • But What If? A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
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    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Daisy is moving to a new house and a new school. She is worried. What if she doesn't like her new neighbours or teacher? What if her cat runs away? Can Grandpa help her feel less worried?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
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  • But Then I Came Back

    By Estelle Laure
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    Estelle Laure
    Estelle Laure is a bright new talent with a gorgeous voice - perfect for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.Eden has always let her head lead the way. It's why she excels at ballet, at school, and at life in general. But when she nearly drowns and then wakes from a month-long coma, everything is different. She's troubled by dreams that seem more real than waking life, and her neat cookie-cutter existence is no longer satisfying. Unable to stifle her passionate heart anymore, she finds herself drawn to a boy with melting-chocolate eyes, and to a future different to what she ever imagined. That's when Eden discovers that when it comes to love, first you fall, then you have to leap.Estelle Laure's debut, This Raging Light, was a stunning debut with an unforgettable voice that has captured the hearts of readers around the world.
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    The Bush Santa

    By Mandy Foot
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    Mandy Foot
    As the sun sets on Christmas Eve, the Bush Santa's big night begins. He travels around Australia delivering special presents to all the Aussie animals, from the cockies in Cairns and the crocs of the Top End, to the wallabies in Canberra and the quokkas of Rottnest Island. Follow along with his journey in this lushly illustrated Christmas picture book.
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  • Bus Driver

    By Hannah Phillips
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    Hannah Phillips
    When was the last time you travelled by bus? Perhaps one day you might like to become a bus driver? In this book you will meet our bus driver, Robert - and travel with him on board the bus he drives - to see what he does at work every day. Find out about the the bus he drives and meet some of the passengers he helps every day.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Burnt

    By Anthony Horowitz
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    Anthony Horowitz
    Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry.When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for . . .And who is the writer of the shortest horror story ever written?
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  • Burning for Revenge

    By John Marsden
    Authors:
    John Marsden
    'If only our country hadn't been invaded. If only we could have carried on the way we used to, watching other people's wars on television.' Ellie and her friends are more determined than ever to make an impact on the enemy. But the constant fighting is beginning to take its toll on the group. Kevin is suffering an emotional breakdown, and the friendship that has kept the gang together for so long is under strain. And while there is no time for love in a time of war, Ellie can't forget her feelings for Lee... A tale of relentless action and gripping intensity from one of the world's best storytellers. (Book 5 of The Tomorrow Series.)
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    The Burning Mountain

    By L J Adlington
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    L J Adlington
    At the end of it all you have to come back. What is taken must be returned ...FOUR CLUES: A soldier's badge, a gold coin, volcanic rock, a piece of shrapnel.TWO WARS: Then ... and Now ...ONE CHANCE: To do the right thing.War only happens to other people in far off places. Right?Craig and Denise are about to find out that life can explode when you least expect it ...
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  • Burning Sky

    By Allan Jones
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    Allan Jones
    Zak is sent on a mission to the US, but the plan goes horribly awry for Zak and his fellow agents when their plane is hijacked. A harrowing flight turns into a desperate bid for survival. Zak is stranded on a desert island and can't tell friend from foe.The third in this gripping new series. Perfect for young fans of 24.
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  • Burn Up

    By Spike T Adams
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    Spike T Adams
    Jay has always wanted to roll with a cool crew.To drive fast cars and have a hot girlfriend.Then his dream comes true.But will his dream burn up in smoke...
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  • Burn

    By Paula Weston
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    Paula Weston
    Gaby thought her life couldn't get more complicated. She was wrong.She's not the teenage backpacker she thought she was. She is one of the Rephaim, descended from fallen angels. The brother she thought she'd lost is alive. And the heavenly war is escalating.Now Gaby's remembered everything. But as she struggles to come to terms with her new memories, will what she knows save the people she loves . . . or doom them?If you loved Becca Fitzpatrick's HUSH, HUSH, this is the perfect book for you.
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  • Burial Places

    By John Malam
    Authors:
    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by. Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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