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  • Jessica Ennis-Hill

    By Simon Hart
    Authors:
    Simon Hart
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the background, life and achievements of Jessica Ennis - it details how she overcame injury and despair at missing Beijing to become the face of London 2012, and focuses on how she conquered Super Saturday.
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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By Maggie Moore, Steve Cox
    Authors:
    Maggie Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Cox
    When Jack swaps his cow for some magic beans, his life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Jack's adventures to the top of beanstalk and back again!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Jamal Jealousaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Gracie Grumposaurus is a very grumpy dinosaur. From first thing in the morning until last thing at night, Gracie is a grump! Her parents try everything to cheer her up, but nothing works. Will anything make her smile?If you've got a child who's feeling sad or struggles with bad moods, this book will surely cheer them up. Written by Brian Moses, this funny picture book explores different things that might make children grumpy and sad, such as getting up early, not getting their favourite food or being bored. Different ways of dealing with these situations are explored, helping children to understand that it's okay to be grumpy, but that they shouldn't take their feelings out on other people - and that there are strategies to help you come out of a 'grump'. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator Mike Gordon, bring a light touch to the story, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Includes excellent notes for parents and teachers on how to share this book to help children learn about their feelings and emotions. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel FrightenedI Feel AngryI Feel JealousI Feel SadIt's Not FairI Feel BulliedWilliam WorrydactylSamuel ScaredosaurusJamal JealousaurusAnna AngrysaurusSophie Shyosaurus
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  • Jay Z

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Jay-Z. It examines his impact as a megastar rapper and multi-million-dollar brand as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success.
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  • Jewellery Crafts

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    This jewellery-based craft book will have you making a range of unique - and useful - homemade creations. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more are included in this brilliant step-by-step book.Part of a series of six titles, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids with a style to match. The instructions are easy to follow and positively encourage experimentation and customisation.
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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By J J Hart
    Authors:
    J J Hart
    Jack lives with his mother and when their cow stops giving milk Jack is sent to sell it. He exchangs the cow for magic beans. However, in anger his mother throws them out the window where they grow into a giant beanstalk. What adventures will jack find at the top of the beanstalk?
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  • Journey Through Llandor

    By Louise Lawrence
    Authors:
    Louise Lawrence
    The first book of Louise Lawrence's gripping Llandor Trilogy.Roderick, Carried and Craig - on their chase through the forest - find themselves crashing into a frighteningly alien world of terrifying monsters and strange beings. Unable to find their way out, they are befriended by Janine, the elf girl, and many others, as they are forced headlong into a flight through Llandor, pursued by the evil presence of the Grimthane.
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  • Josie the Jewellery-Making Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Josie the Jewellery-Making Fairy's magical beads have been stolen by Jack Frost's silly goblins... and they don't want to give them back! Can Kirsty and Rachel outwit the Ice Lord to make all jewellery look fabulous again?
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    Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

    By Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen
    Authors:
    Nick Butterworth
    Illustrated by:
    Mick Inkpen
    From the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper comes a new edition of a picture book classic - perfect for children finding out about nature and how things grow. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author.Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants?'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' The Independent
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  • Journey Along the Amazon

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Follow a traveller's diary of a trip along the entire length of the Amazon, discovering all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, climate, industry and peoples. Find out how to survive the perils of the Amazon: crocodiles, piranhas, leeches, whirlpools and rapids!
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  • Joe and the Race to Rescue

    By Victoria Eveleigh
    Authors:
    Victoria Eveleigh
    New adventures are in store for Joe and everyone else at the Hidden Horseshoe sanctuary in the third book in Victoria Eveleigh's new horse and pony series. Joe is fascinated by every horse he meets. Lightning is a pony club champion, but new challenges await Joe with his second pony, Fortune. Then he meets Velvet and Sherman, two majestic Shires, who open his eyes to the world of heavy horses. And Joe is about to discover just how awesome Shires can be when they help him in a dangerous and dramatic rescue at the Hidden Horseshoe sanctuary. The third in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the Katy's Ponies trilogy.
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  • Junior Caesar

    By Dave Woods, Chris Inns
    Authors:
    Dave Woods, Chris Inns
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  • Jinx's Magic

    By Sage Blackwood, Sage Blackwood
    Authors:
    Sage Blackwood, Sage Blackwood
    Jinx can do brilliant magic and he is becoming better than his wizard master, Simon. But someone or something is slowly killing the deep forest that Jinx loves, and destroying his people as well. It's up to Jinx to save them, but he is still struggling to understand his gifts, and his powers come from the very forest that is being destroyed. Before long, Jinx realizes that the terrifying Bonemaster, with his equally brilliant magic, is involved. When the Bonemaster captures Simon, Jinx sets off on an adventure through the forest to protect all he holds dear, and to try to hold on to his own precious magic.
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  • Jungle Crash

    By Simon Chapman
    Authors:
    Simon Chapman
    Mayday! Mayday! We're going down! You've crashed in the jungle and you must now find your way to safety, avoiding the wildlife and the drug dealers along the way. Decide if you live or die in this choose-your-own-destiny adventure from real-life explorer Simon Chapman. This book isn't like others you may have read - inside you make the choices. Can you escape from the jungle? Can you survive the drug dealers? Only you can decide if you live or die inside!This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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    Jackdaw Summer

    By David Almond
    Authors:
    David Almond
    Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget...A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
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    Jake and Lily

    By Jerry Spinelli
    Authors:
    Jerry Spinelli
    For almost as long as they can remember, Jake and Lily have shared a "special sense". But their bond seems to be weakening as, at age 11, Jake starts spending more time with new friends than with Lily; upset and rejected, Lily has no one to confide in except her grandfather. Lily tries to find out who she is without her brother, but it's hard work. Her feeling of abandonment is as sharply felt as Jake's need to test his independence. Spinelli celebrates each child's individualism and growing self-awareness.
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  • Justin Bieber

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their life, from childhood and through their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about Justin Bieber's early family life and what made him so determined to reach the top. Discover his star sign and what it says about him, his favourite food, colour, place in the world and top superstitions!
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  • Jewel Cavern

    By Rosie Banks
    Authors:
    Rosie Banks
    Wicked Queen Malice has cast a spell on Summer's storybook and unleashed all the fairytale baddies into the Secret Kingdom. Ellie, Summer and Jasmine travel to Jewel Cavern, where a huge fire-breathing dragon is running amok - and worst of all, he's got the magic storybook! Can the girls and their dream dragon friends rescue the book and get the last of the fairytale baddies back into it before the wonderful land is ruined for ever?
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  • Jive and Street Dance

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the jive and street dance. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
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  • Joe and the Lightning Pony

    By Victoria Eveleigh
    Authors:
    Victoria Eveleigh
    Joe is delighted that his pony, Lightning, is brilliant at mounted games. The two of them make a great pair and Joe can't wait for them to try out for the Prince Phillip Cup team. There's just one problem - Lightning seems quite small now that Joe is growing so fast. What will he do when he's too big to ride her? And what will happen to Lightning if she is sold?The second in a pony trilogy for boys and girls from the author of the Katy's Ponies trilogy.
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