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Clarice Bean, That's Me

By Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child
Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean! In this hilarious picture book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.All Clarice Bean wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But that can be hard to find in a house where your little brother is being utterly annoying, your big brother is in the dark tunnel of adolescence and your grandad's pouring soup on his cornflakes . . .A true picture book classic, this is the book that launched the award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean series!Packed with quirky details and humour, this is perfect for children who are ready to start making the transition from younger picture books to independent reading,"A fresh, playful, wonderfully chaotic look at family life that will make you laugh out loud" IndependentWinner of the Smarties Book Prize
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The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train

By Peter Bently, Steve Cox
Authors:
Peter Bently
Illustrated by:
Steve Cox
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains. When a naughty little mouse steals cheese from the station master, a battle between cat and mouse follows! But they put their differences aside when a big, red steam train comes tearing down the track straight towards them! Exquisitely illustrated, this cat and mouse chase is a truly memorable ride that will be good for many repeated trips.'This is a book that children will really enjoy... It's a book that will give children's sense of adventure a boost up the bottom.' - Rhino Reads
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  • Chef

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a chef? This is a careers book that focuses on just one type of job within its industry. Follow Phil, a sous chef in a restaurant as he guides you around his place of work. He explains everything in a clear and informative way - from buying ingredients to working as a head chef in a busy restaurant kitchen. Clear photographs help as he explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a chef.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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  • China

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to China or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Discover Beijing and the incredible Forbidden City, then travel out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas. Travel along the Yangtze river before finally ending up in Hong Kong after experiencing the food, culture and vibrancy of this amazing country.Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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  • Chomp! Munch! Chew!: A book about how animals eat

    By Karen Wallace, Ross Collins
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Ross Collins
    Some animals chomp, some munch and others just keep chewing - every kind of creature has its own special way of feeding. Gnawing or licking, nibbling or gobbling, Chomp! Munch! Chew! tells the amazing story of how animals eat, bringing their world alive with a crunch!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Countries

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the countries of the world - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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  • Conservation Areas

    By Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
    Authors:
    Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
    Each title in the series addresses an environmental topic and illustrated its aspects with the help of maps. An introductory spread presents the topic of conservation areas and explains key ideas, concepts and vocabulary. Twelve spreads each introduce an area of the world, including a map locating relevant sites, graphs offering comparative data and photography.A spread at the back of the book provides further study and comparison exercises.
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  • Cloning and Genetic Engineering

    By Nicola Barber
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber
    Would you clone your favourite pet? What impact is the Human Genome Project having on scientific and medical research? For supporters of genetic engineering, this technology has opened up a world of possibilities. But its opponents voice many concerns about the moral rights and wrongs of 'tampering with nature'. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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    Cuckoo!

    By Fiona Roberton
    Authors:
    Fiona Roberton
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  • Coca Cola

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.
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  • Cadbury

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.
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  • Cars and Trains

    By Karen Wallace, Jo Lodge
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jo Lodge
    Can you see a vroom, vroom sports car and a choo choo train?With a handy strap and an innovative sticky pad that can be stuck to a variety of surfaces - from car windows to tables to high chairs - this bright, crinkly cloth book is bursting with favourite vehicles to spot. Little ones will want to take it wherever they go!
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  • Cystic Fibrosis

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Cystic Fibrosis will help you understand what cystic fibrosis is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with cystic fibrosis and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
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  • China

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    In My Country: China, Li tells you all about living in China.In these easy-to-read books, a child introduces his or her country including the weather, climate, landscape, home, pastimes, school and the people who live there.
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  • Christmas

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
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  • Childminder

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.
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  • Civil Rights and Equality

    By Dan Lyndon
    Authors:
    Dan Lyndon
    The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today.This book looks at the battle against discrimination and segregation, and the growth of the Civil Rights movement.Dan Lyndon has been teaching for over 15 years, and is former head of history at Henry Compton School, London. He is a member of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA).
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  • Call the Fire and Rescue Service

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Who takes care of us in an emergency? Read this book to find out all about the very important work carried out by the fire and rescue service, and to find out what you should do if you see a fire.
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  • China

    By Oliver James
    Authors:
    Oliver James
    Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
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  • Cudweed's Time Machine

    By Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson
    Authors:
    Marcus Sedgwick
    Illustrated by:
    Pete Williamson
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Cudweed comes face to face with Roman soldiers, dinosaurs and Vikings in this funny, quirky story, perfect for beginner readers, from the bestselling Raven Mysteries team, Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson.
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