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  • Samba Sensation

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing. Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils who love to dance!When four lucky Strictly Dance Academy pupils are chosen to dance on a carnival float with gorgeous boy band New Ride, Bella is beside herself. Her favourite band and a chance to samba in style! With lots of hard work, Bella is ready for her moment in the spotlight and is chosen to dance with the lead singer. But when a costume disaster threatens to spoil the day will Bella sink or sparkle? A must-read for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.'Sure to be a hit with star-struck little girls.' The Scotsman'It's amazing and a really exciting book to read!' Grace, 7'The pictures were beautiful and I think all girls of my age will love it!' Aimee, 10'It made me think I was really at Strictly!' Lucy, 7'I loved the Bella adventures. There were wonderful descriptions of the characters.' Josie, 7'The book is really, really good. It's almost like I'm there watching.' Sigalia, 7'I can't wait to read the next book.' Susan, 8'I like the characters very much and am looking forward to the next book.' Eden, 8'Once you start it, you can't stop reading it!' Levana, 8'I enjoyed reading this book because I loved the characters.' Mira, 8'So much fun - especially the dancing bits!' Janine, 7'ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I'd like to go to the Strictly Academy ... if there was one!' Sterrett, 7'It's really good!' Leora, 6
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  • Same-Sex Parents: This is My Family

    By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Lesley Harker
    This reassuring picture book introduces children to same-sex parenting. It shows that all parents love, care and support their children in the same way. Young children learn to respect people's differences and treat all types of families fairly and without discrimination.Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
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  • Samira the Superhero Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Samira the Superhero Fairy makes sure superheroes everywhere have the spark they need to save the day, every day! But when Jack Frost and his goblins steal her magical objects, no one is feeling very super. Can Kirsty and Rachel help Samira be a hero again?
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Read by:
    Stephen Perring
    Sammy Feral is a lucky boy. His family run a zoo and so he spends his spare time hanging out with orangutans, crocodiles and snakes. But his luck has just run out - his entire family has been infected with a werewolf virus! Now his mum, dad and sisters are howling at the moon, craving raw meat and, worst of all, trying to infect Sammy! Luckily, Donny and Red - a crack team who investigate animals that don't exist - are on hand to help. But with an evil professor determined to take over Feral Zoo and no known cure for the virus, things aren't looking good for Sammy!
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Yeti Rescue

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Read by:
    Stephen Perring
    Sammy's back for another weird adventure! Ever since Sammy discovered that there are crazier animals in the world than just lemurs and lions, his life has become pretty weird. So when a Mongolian Death Worm turns up at his zoo, he's not that surprised. The Death Worm needs help: his best friend, Bert the Yeti Chief, has gone missing. Can Sammy summon the Ministry of Yetis and rescue Bert? He's going to need help from his old friends Donny and Red, not to mention a very reluctant Wish Frog... An action-packed adventure for the Wimpy Kid generation.
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Dragon Gold

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And, it seems to think he's its dad! Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast - who sent the dragon, and why? It's not long before Sammy realises he's in more danger than he could ever imagine...
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Hell Hound Curse

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly, Stephen Perring
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Read by:
    Stephen Perring
    To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business - investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!
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  • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: Vampire Attack

    By Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken, John Kelly
    Authors:
    Eleanor Hawken, Eleanor Hawken
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Sammy Feral's special talent for investigating weird creatures takes a turn for the terrifying when an army of vampire bats invade his hometown... and local children start going missing! Then, Sammy's own little sister disappears. Can he track down the evil Count Batcular and save Natty... before it's too late?
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  • Samson

    By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles, Clare Balding
    Authors:
    Pippa Funnell
    Illustrated by:
    Jennifer Miles
    Read by:
    Clare Balding
    It's nearly Christmas and everyone at Silver Shoe Farm is excited about the Olympia horse show - especially Tilly. It's a chance to see some of the top show jumpers in the world, as well as some wonderful displays. But her enthusiasm is overshadowed when her favourite horse, Magic Spirit, gets ill and needs every possible attention. Then, at Olympia a chance encounter with Samson, a highly-strung stallion, means Tilly's special gift with horses is not only in demand at home, but at the show too!(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd
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  • Samsung

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Big Brands offers you the chance to delve deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - how they began, their successes and failures, and their impact on the global market. The series examines the human aspect of each brand - its consumers, brand developers, designers and others who work on it. Big Brands: Samsung looks at the development of the technology giant's most famous products, from the Galaxy S3 to the Samsung Smart TV, along with countless other mobile phones, computers, laptops, televisions and microchips. It explains Samsung's business plan and marketing strategy, and how it presents itself to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns. How Samsung grew from a small export business to the world's largest technology company is also looked at. 'Business Studies' features explain some key industry terms such as management and sponsorship, while 'Building the Brand' features explore the marketing of the brand, from the development of the logo to the huge impact of social media. 'Brains Behind the Brand' features focus on key people at Samsung such as Eric Kim, the head of marketing. Samsung is just one iconic company in the global marketplace. If you enjoyed this title, why not read about Amazon, McDonalds or Mojang, makers of Minecraft, in other titles in the series?
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  • Samuel Pepys

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Samuel Pepys and the diary he wrote 400 years ago. Find out about the important events he recorded, such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, and why he was known as the 'father of modern navy'. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Samuel Pepys?

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London. Part of a series of books for 9-11-year-olds. Other titles in the series include: Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Henry VIII, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria.
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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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  • Samurai

    By Rupert Matthews
    Authors:
    Rupert Matthews
    The commander of the samurai raises his fan and waves it left, right and then straight ahead. A huge cheer goes up. The samurai charge toward their enemy. Learn all about what makes a great samurai in Fearless Warriors: Samurai. Discover the customs and traditions, the training and the stars of the most respected warriors of Japanese society.The series examines some of history's most fearless fighters. It looks at their training, weapons and fighting methods, as well as examining some of their most famous battles and fiercest warriors. Each title has sections focusing on aspects of their training, their battles or biographies of individual warriors. A useful timeline and a quiz to test your knowledge are at the back of each book. Ideal for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Samurai Showdown

    By John Sazaklis
    Authors:
    John Sazaklis
    Brand-new, original stories inspired by the hit TV show!When a maximum-security prison ship crashes on earth, Cybertron's most-wanted criminals escape. Now all that stands between Earth and the deadly Decepticons is a crack team of Autobot heroes - the Robots in Disguise!Drift is a master samurai with a mysterious past. He and his two mini-cons, Jetstorm and Slipstream, have joined the Autobots - but can they be trusted? What is the samurai's secret?
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  • Sandeep and the Dragon

    By Jill Atkins, Leo Trinidad
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Leo Trinidad
    In this story, Sandeep has to get his little sister to go to sleep. All is well until the dragon in his book comes alive and wants to play!Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Sands of Blood

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Jack Lawrence
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Illustrated by:
    Jack Lawrence
    We dare you to take on the Red Queen in this choose-your-own-destiny Blood Crown Quest! The Red Queen has seized the Ruby of Death and raised an army of the dead. Now, with her husband, the necromancer Mortha, they plan to find the remaining three rubies and cast a permanent shadow over the world. YOU are a former City Guard, a member of an elite unit of highly trained warriors. Your quest is to find the rubies before the Red Queen. First you must return to the City of Alba from where you were banished...You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, which has now sold over 80,000 copies! YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.
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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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    Sapphique

    By Catherine Fisher
    Authors:
    Catherine Fisher
    Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don't even know who you areInside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world? Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique.
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  • Sapphire Spell

    By Rosie Banks
    Authors:
    Rosie Banks
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