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  • L5: Cloud Nine

    By Gill Budgell
    Authors:
    Gill Budgell
    This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 170 words concentrates on two letter graphemes and split long vowels.
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  • L5: The Run-away Game

    By Gill Budgell
    Authors:
    Gill Budgell
    This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 170 words concentrates on two letter graphemes and split long vowels.
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  • Lottie the Lollipop Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Rachel and Kirsty are really excited - Kirsty's aunt works at Candy Land, and has brought them a big bag of sweets! But they all taste awful... Can the girls help Lottie the Lollipop Fairy find her magical lollipop charm, so sweets taste delicious again? Join Rachel and Kirsty and meet a new fairy friend in each magical adventure!
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  • Layla the Candyfloss Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    It's Kirsty's birthday and the girls are excited about going to the Wetherbury village fete. They head straight for the candyfloss stall - but the candyfloss is green and tastes horrid! Can the girls stop the pesky goblins and find Layla the Candyfloss Fairy's magical treat?There's a magical sweet treat in each Sweet Fairies story - help the girls to find them all!
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  • A Lion In The Meadow

    By Margaret Mahy, Jenny Williams
    Authors:
    Margaret Mahy
    Illustrated by:
    Jenny Williams
    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.When the little boy tells his mother he has seen a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion in the meadow, she decides to make up a story for him too and gives him a matchbox with a tiny dragon inside. A brand new Early Reader edition of this beautiful classic story.
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  • Lily Pad Lake

    By Rosie Banks
    Authors:
    Rosie Banks
    Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have such a great time splashing around with the water nymphs at Lily Pad Lake. But when Queen Malice and her awful Storm Sprites arrive and put a spell on Clearsplash Waterfall, their fun is soon over. Can the girls break Queen Malice's spell and get the magic water they need for King Merry's counter-potion?
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  • Lola the Fashion Show Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are excited to be entering a charity fashion show where children get to show off their own designs. Unfortunately, Jack Frost thinks everyone in the world should dress like him, and steals the Fashion Fairies' seven magical items to put his naughty plan into action!The day of the fashion show has arrived, but Kirsty and Rachel know it will be a total disaster unless they can find Lola the Fashion Show Fairy's magical backstage pass.
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  • Look at Me

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    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.Foxham Pond has frozen over. It's perfect weather for skating, and everyone is very excited. Everyone, that is, except for Honey the puppy. Slipping and sliding over the ice is not her idea of fun - what is she going to do?
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  • Living on an Island

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
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    Leave Me Alone

    By Kes Gray, Lee Wildish
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Lee Wildish
    From the bestselling team behind Mum and Dad Glue comes an important story to help raise awareness at home or at school about stopping bullying.A little boy is feeling sad because every day he has to face a bully. But this story's little boy also has friends. A frog, a cat, a rabbit, a cow, and other animal friends insist on helping him, even after he tells them: "There's nothing you can do for me/ There's nothing you can say." Fortunately, he is mistaken, because the next time the bully approaches, they all join with him and shout, "LEAVE HIM ALONE!" And it works! The bully turns around and goes away.The gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child who has to deal with bullies.'An empowering story.' - Books for Keeps
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  • L4: Scrap's Best Stick

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Scrap finds the biggest stick ever. He thinks it's brilliant, but Polly and Ash aren't so sure. Then they find a little chick that needs rescuing. Perhaps Scrap's stick will come in useful after all!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
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  • L4: Polly's Trick Mug

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Kim and Sal decide to play a trick on Polly. But will the trick work? It is Polly's trick mug, after all!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what
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  • L3: You Win!

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Kim has a new cricket set. Will Ash or Polly be able to catch him out and win? Or perhaps Scrap will be the winner?Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L3: Ash and the Big Bad Fox

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, the children are playing in the woods. But there's a big bad fox out there waiting to get them... or is there?Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L3: Scully at the Fair

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this story, Scully has to sit and wait while the children go on the rides at the fair. Then Scully gets a BIG surprise!Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all
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  • L2: Sal's Red Sock

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Dad has to pick up Nan. But he has not got his sock. Sal has a red sock, but will it fit Dad?This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 70 words, focuses on CVC words, double letter sounds and new letter sounds (ck, ff, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz) plus the words and, the, to, no, go, I
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  • The Life Cycle of a Ladybird

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    This book looks at the life cycle of a ladybird. Discover how the tiny white eggs turn into a colourful ladybird. Learn what ladybirds eat to help them grow.
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  • L1: Kim's Big Bed

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    Kim has a big new bed. He can put all his toys on it. But will Mum be able to find Kim in the morning?This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.
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  • L1: Kim's Top Hat

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    In this story, Kim gets a top hat, and he conjures up all sorts of things... including his cross Dad! This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.
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  • Leapfrog: That Noise!

    By Penny Dolan, Gerald Kelley
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Gerald Kelley
    All was quiet in the classroom... but then the children start making lots of noise. Mr Edwards asks to see them all later. Are they in trouble? Or has Mr Edwards got an idea? He has lots of djembe drums in his room...The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 180 words.
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