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  • Tadpoles Learners: Dinosaurs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Tadpoles: The Great Food Robbery

    By Jill Atkins, Sebastian Burnett
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Sebastian Burnett
    In this book, find out what happens when Guzzle the Badger and his gang arrive in town and start stealing food from everyone. Can Robin Rabbit help save the day?Tadpoles are original stories for young readers told in large text under 80 words, with full colour illustrations to support the story.
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  • Tom's Tortoise

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Tom's class is at the zoo and everyone is looking for an animal to draw. But each animal Tom finds runs away ... until he finds a tortoise. Tadpoles are original stories for young readers told in large text under 80 words, with full colour illustrations to support the story.
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  • Tadpoles: The Funny Duckling

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
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  • Tadpoles: Who's In the Castle?

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    When Archie and Meg go on a day trip to a castle, Meg is excited, but Archie is bored. That is, until he notices an unusual friend in the castle...and chaos follows!The Tadpoles series contain original stories told in under 80 words, perfect for early years readers.
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - Old Man Kangaroo

    By Robert James, Pedro Penizzotto
    Authors:
    Robert James
    Illustrated by:
    Pedro Penizzotto
    In this story, vain Kangaroo thinks he should look even more special and demands the the desert god make him different to the other animals. The desert god sends Dingo after him, and Kangaroo gets his wish - although it's perhaps not quite what he expected!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

    By Elizabeth Rogers, Tomislav Zlatic
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Rogers
    Illustrated by:
    Tomislav Zlatic
    In this story, smooth-skinned Rhinoceros rudely charges up and steals a man's cake. Then the man comes up with a plan to teach that rude Rhino a lesson! The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, fun illustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - How the Camel Got His Hump

    By Robert James, Stefania Colnaghi
    Authors:
    Robert James
    Illustrated by:
    Stefania Colnaghi
    In this story, Camel is incredibly rude and lazy. All he says is 'Humph!' when anyone asks him to help... but the desert god wants to teach Camel a lesson he won't forget!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Just So Stories - How the Leopard Got His Spots

    By Elizabeth Rogers, Petra Brown
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Rogers
    Illustrated by:
    Petra Brown
    In this story, all the animals are the same colour. Then Giraffe and Zebra go off to the forest and they begin to change. Leopard can't find them anywhere! Perhaps it is time for him to change too ...The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Tadpoles Action Rhymes: Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike

    By Wes Magee, Marina Le Ray
    Authors:
    Wes Magee
    Illustrated by:
    Marina Le Ray
    The Tadpoles Action rhyme series combines classic tales retold with an exciting new rhyme written by renowned authors. The short rhyming text is accompanied with full page illustrations and the action for each verse. In this rhyme, row your boat merrily along the stream, but is it all just a dream? Then why not ride your bike, unless it gets too bumpy!
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  • Tadpoles Tales: Just So Stories - The Cat Who Walked by Himself

    By Elizabeth Rogers, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Rogers
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, fun illustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own. In this story, Dog and Horse both want to investigate the people's fire, but Cat doesn't - he walks by himself. Then the fire and bowl of milk prove awfully tempting...
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  • Tadpoles: Happy Butterfly

    By Pippa Goodhart, Lauren Tobia
    Authors:
    Pippa Goodhart
    Illustrated by:
    Lauren Tobia
    Happy wants to see the band but the crowds are too tall. Then Grandma has a fun idea!
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  • Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Mouse

    By Diane Marwood, Anni Axworthy
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    Illustrated by:
    Anni Axworthy
    A simple retelling of a favourite Aesop fable. Mouse is in big trouble when he wakes Lion up... but one day, Lion might need Mouse's help!
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

    By Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Smith
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy

    By Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Christina Bretschneider
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle / Hey Diddle Doodle

    By Brian Moses, Jill Newton
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Jill Newton
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

    By Mick Gowar, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

    By Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Edmunds
    Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
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  • Ashok's Dog

    By Pippa Goodhart, Mike Phillips
    Authors:
    Pippa Goodhart
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Phillips
    Ashok and his dad go to choose a pet dog from the rescue centre, but there are so many! He sees all kinds - big, small, hairy, scruffy, fast, slow. How will Ashok make up his mind?
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  • Tadpoles: Ben and the Bear

    By Anne Adeney, Andrew Breakspeare
    Authors:
    Anne Adeney
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Breakspeare
    Ben lives in the forest, catching fish. One day he can't catch any fish at all. When he goes home hungry he gets a big surprise!
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