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Hodder Children's Books

Spooky Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Hodder Children's Books

Christmas Fairy Tale Mix-Up

Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jim Smith
Franklin Watts

Sid's Red Car

Hilary Robinson, Beccy Blake
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Beccy Blake

Sid's Red Car is a fun story for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Every time that Sid drives off in his car, he hears squeaks. Whatever can be causing all the noise? Perhaps Mummy Cat has an idea!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

The Frog Prince

Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott

The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Aladdin and the Lamp

Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling

Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town and pretends to be his uncle, Aladdin's adventures really begin!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Hodder Children's Books

Favourite Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Hilary Robinson, Sarah Horne
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Sarah Horne
Franklin Watts

Rapunzel

Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch?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.

Hodder Children's Books

Mixed Up Nursery Rhymes

Hilary Robinson, Liz Pichon
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Liz Pichon
Wayland

Hansel & Gretel and the Ugly Duckling

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for theirfather, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The ugly duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the ugly duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.

Wayland

Beauty & the Pea

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Wayland

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Wayland

Snow White and The Enormous Turnip

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

Snow White lives with the seven dwarves, safely in the wood. She likes to spend her time planting seeds and gardening. When a turnip sticks fast in the clay, she and the dwarves need more help to pull it out. So when a kind old lady offers Snow White a piece of tart to give her energy, she accepts. But is the kind old lady all she seems?

Wayland

Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo

The three little pigs are busy baking a gingerbread man, when the wolf comes by to 'huff and puff and blow' their house down!

Wayland

The Elves and the Emperor

Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Franklin Watts

Pocahontas the Peacemaker

Hilary Robinson, Masumi Furukawa
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Masumi Furukawa
Franklin Watts

The Royal Jumble Sale

Hilary Robinson, Barbara Vagnozzi
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Barbara Vagnozzi

There's panic at the palace! The king is looking everywhere for his ring, and he fears it must have been put into the jumble sale by mistake... where one earth could it be now? Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.

Hodder Children's Books

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Hilary Robinson, Nick Sharratt
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Nick Sharratt

This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

Annabelle Lynch

Annabelle Lynch is a freelance writer who lives in London. She specialises in young non-fiction, with a particular interest in natural history and geography.

Annalees Lim

Having completed a BA in Designs for Film and Television and a postgraduate course in Prop Making, Annalees spent her early career in production design and prop making for theatre, independent film and television. More recently, she has founded Makers and Creators in her capacity as arts practitioner, and runs craft workshops for various community groups, including children and young people with additional needs, as well as vulnerable adults.