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Hodder Children's Books

To the Rescue!

Vivian French, David Melling
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Vivian French, David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Combat at the Castle

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed.With the help of his cousin Prune, Sam has discovered a magical scroll that tells him the six quests he must complete to become a knight, and he's already finished four! For his fifth quest, Sam must defeat a fearsome foe. But it's a snowy day, and he and Prune are stuck inside. There are no enemies to be found - until Uncle Archibald sends them to the cellar ...

Hodder Children's Books

Spots, Stripes and Zigzags

Vivian French, David Melling
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Vivian French, David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

A Horse Called Dora

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling
Orion Children's Books

A Creepy Crawly Story

Vivian French, Selina Young
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Vivian French, Selina Young
Orion Children's Books

A Rainbow Shopping Day

Vivian French, Selina Young
Contributors:
Vivian French, Selina Young

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.Jason and his little sister Daisy B go shopping, help wash the car, and splash about in the bath in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.

Orion Children's Books

The Big Sticky Bun

Vivian French, Selina Young
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Vivian French, Selina Young

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.Jason and his little sister Daisy B help Mum and Dad with the shopping, the gardening and eating cakes in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.

Orion Children's Books

The Perfect Pet Shop

Vivian French, Selina Young
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Vivian French, Selina Young
Orchard Books

Charlotte and Katie at Silver Towers

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

Welcome to the Tiara Club! Join Charlotte, Katie, and the other princesses from Silver Rose Room as they learn all they need to know to become a Perfect Princess. Princess Charlotte can't wait to see her friends on their first day at Silver Towers. But where is everybody? Why is she all alone?There's a school outing to meet a real witch, and Princess Katie is thrilled! But Katie and her friends make a magic potion that goes terribly wrong...

Orchard Books

Daisy and Alice at Silver Towers

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
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Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Orchard Books

Princess Mia and the Magical Koala

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

It's a new term and the princesses are at Diamond Turrets. There they will learn how to look after animals, and Princess Mia can't wait!

Orchard Books

Princess Amelia and the Silver Seal

Vivian French
Authors:
Vivian French
Orchard Books

Princess Millie and the Magical Mermaid

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

The princesses at Emerald Castle have an art lesson on the beach one day, and Princess Millie can't believe her eyes when she sees a mermaid out at sea! The nasty twins Diamonde and Gruella refuse to believe that mermaids exist, but they are taught a lesson that they will never forget!

Orchard Books

Princess Zoe and the Wishing Shell

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

There is a special end of term tradition at Emerald Castle - the princesses get to make wishes using a special wishing shell given to the Princess Academy by a generous sea fairy. If the wish is kind and thoughtful, it will come true!Will Princess Zoe's wish be granted?

Orchard Books

Princess Parade

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
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Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Orchard Books

Princess Lucy and the Precious Puppy

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

Princess Lucy has a secret. She doesn't like games - and it's nearly Sports Day! But when Queen Molly asks her for a special favour, Lucy is in for a real surprise...

Orchard Books

Princess Grace and the Golden Nightingale

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
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Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Orchard Books

Princess Ellie and the Enchanted Fawn

Vivian French, Sarah Gibb
Contributors:
Vivian French, Sarah Gibb

A little fawn has lost its way in Hollyberry Wood. Can the Pearl Palace Princesses help Witch Windlespin find his mother? Princess Ellie has an idea, but nasty Princess Diamonde has one too...

Hodder Children's Books

Oliver's Milkshake

Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
Contributors:
Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
Hodder Children's Books

Oliver's Fruit Salad

Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
Contributors:
Vivian French, Alison Bartlett

Oliver, star of Oliver's Vegetables, is back from his healthy week eating vegetables at his grandpa's house. Suddenly, the fruit at home doesn't seem quite good enough for Oliver. What is his mum to do?Other titles in this series:Oliver's Fruit SaladOliver's Milkshake