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Orion Children's Books

Belinda and the Bears go to School

Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons

A brand new red Early Reader about Belinda and the Bears' day at school, from bestselling author, Kaye Umansky, and illustrator, Chris Jevons.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.There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! It's time for Baby Bear to go to school. Can Belinda help him learn all about making new friends, sharing and having fun?

Orion Children's Books

Belinda and the Bears Go Shopping

Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
Orion Children's Books

Belinda and the Bears and the New Chair

Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Chris Jevons
Orion Children's Books

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space

Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson

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.What's waiting for Algy at the bottom of his garden this time? With his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad, Algy opens the loose board at the back of his garden shed - to find himself in space! Cherry and Brad are really excited, but Algy's not so sure. Space seems very dangerous. Will he enjoy his latest adventure or not?

Orion Children's Books

Algy's Amazing Adventures at Sea

Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson
Orion Children's Books

Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Arctic

Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson

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.Algy can't wait to see what world is waiting for him at the bottom of the garden this time. But when his best friend Cherry shows up with her little brother Brad in tow, he is not impressed. Everyone knows small children just cry and break other people's toys. What use is Brad going to be on an adventure?But in a snowy Arctic world, where monsters lurk and giant footprints lead into the mountains, Algy discovers there might be more to Brad than meets the eye.

Orion Children's Books

Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle

Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Richard Watson

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.There are lots of things Algy doesn't like - top of the list is his own name. Algernon is just weird. Pugh sounds a bit like - well, never mind. Other things on his list include: Girls, the Dark, and Having Adventures. So imagine Algy's surprise when he finds a jungle at the bottom of the garden of his new house! And imagine his irritation when his annoying next door neighbour, Cherry - yes, a GIRL - wants to come and explore it with him. She'll only giggle and whisper if he doesn't go with her. But will they ever make it home again?

Hodder Children's Books

Dodo Doo Doo

Kaye Umansky, Korky Paul
Contributors:
Kaye Umansky, Korky Paul

'Dodos are extinct, you see.I know that same as you do.''If Dodos are extinct,' said Fred,'Then what's that Dodo doo-doo?'A wonderfully funny tale about the real reason why dodos are extinct, from the award-winning author of Pongwhiffy and the award-winning illustrator of Winnie the Witch!

Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-Cake takes you and your child on a magical journey. From sharing the very first baby book to watching your little one read all by themselves. The adventure begins here . . .

Paul Christelis

Paul Christelis has worked as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer, group facilitator and teacher for over twenty years. He is director of School of Moments (www.schoolofmoments.com), an organisation dedicated to teaching mindfulness to individuals, groups and communities.

Paul Mason

Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.

Pete Williamson

Pete Williamson is an artist, illustrator and animation designer. His highly-acclaimed work includes the award-winning DINKIN DINGS AND THE FRIGHTENING THINGS and the wonderful gothic pottiness of Marcus Sedgwick's THE RAVEN MYSTERIES.Find his website at http://www.petewilliamson.co.uk/

Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey has been illustrating books for more than 35 years and has worked with many of today's best known authors, including Philip Pullman, Allan Ahlberg, Michael Morpurgo and Joan Aiken. He lives near Liverpool with his wife, Sian, who is also an illustrator.

Peter Bently

Peter studied languages at Oxford and lives in Devon, England. He is the author of the hilarious and bestselling The Great Bottom Swap, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. King Jack and the Dragon, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and was among the American Library Association's Notable Children's Books of the year. In 2011 he won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Cats Ahoy!. www.peterbently.com

Peter Utton

Peter Utton is an author and illustrator of children's picture books. Peter has written and illustrated seven books including The Witch's Hand which won the Austrian Children's Book Prize, was runner-up of The Mother Goose Award and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also illustrated over forty books by other authors - the most recent of which - Keep Out!, Help! and the forthcoming It's the Troll! written by Sally Grindley and published by Hodder - follow the same wonderfully innovative and interactive format as the award-winning Shhh!, winner of The Children's Book Prize and runner-up for the Smarties Prize.

Phil Earle

Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. In 2016, Phil was appointed as Reading charity BookTrust's new writer-in-residence. He lives on a hill in Yorkshire with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus. Visit Phil's website, www.philearle.com, or follow him on twitter @philearle.

Pippa Curnick

Pippa Curnick grew up in rural Essex and studied at Camberwell College of Art. She graduated from the University of Derby with a First Class degree in illustration. Her website is www.pippacurnick.com and you can follow her on twitter @PippaCurnick

Rachel Bright

Rachel Bright is a wordsmith, illustrator and professional thinker of happy thoughts. She has written several books for children, including Love Monster, The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could - winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize and the Sainsbury's Book Award. Her books have sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone and been translated into over 30 languages. She is also the creator of award-winning stationery and homewares range, The Brightside. Rachel lives on a farm near the seaside, with her partner and their two young daughters.

Richard Brassey

Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society Award. He lives in Essex. Visit his website at http://www.richardbrassey.com.

Richard Spilsbury

Richard Spilsbury has worked in educational publishing for more than 20 years and has written on a variety of subjects, from climate change and food and farming to art history and design.