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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Franklin Watts

Hasan's Idea

Jill Atkins, José Rubert
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, José Rubert

Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Franklin Watts

Vet

James Nixon
Authors:
James Nixon
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Refuse Collector

Rachel Blount
Authors:
Rachel Blount

Ever wondered about the people who keep our streets clean and take away our rubbish? What is it like to work as a refuse collector? In this book you will meet our refuse collector - Tex - and travel with him on his rubbish truck to see what he does at work every day. Find out about the different equipment and vehicles refuse collectors use, how they stay safe at work and what happens to our rubbish once it has been collected.The Here to Help series of books are for very young readers aged 5 and upwards. The books follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.

Orchard Books

Prince George Goes to School

Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson
Contributors:
Caryl Hart, Laura Ellen Anderson

Prince George is starting school in this brilliantly funny, reassuring picture book from award-winning author Caryl Hart and bestselling illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.It's Prince George's first day at school! There will be new faces, new friends, lots of new things to learn ... as well as new challenges, like taking turns. Will the young royal enjoy his latest epic adventure?!This hilarious, fun-packed royal story is the perfect book to reassure your own little prince or princess that starting school doesn't have to be scary.Praise for Prince George and the Royal Potty:'Funny, rhyming potty-training romp with a royal twist' - Bookseller

Franklin Watts

Dolphin Ride

Jill Atkins, Geraldine Rodriguez
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Geraldine Rodriguez
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Flash and the Butterfly

Jill Atkins
Authors:
Jill Atkins

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Franklin Watts

The Dog Show

Jill Atkins
Authors:
Jill Atkins
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Letters from Grandpa

Jill Atkins, Lisa Williams
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Lisa Williams
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Sandeep and the Dragon

Jill Atkins, Leo Trinidad
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Leo Trinidad
Franklin Watts

Hippo's Birthday

Jill Atkins, Steve Cox
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Steve Cox

In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Franklin Watts

Dog Likes to Dig

Jill Atkins, Bill Bolton
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Bill Bolton

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?

Hodder Children's Books

We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Hugless Douglas is looking for a best friend in this fourth adventure in the hugely popular series.When Hugless Douglas goes on a best friend hunt with Flossie the sheep, everyone seems to have a best friend except him! Perhaps what Douglas is looking for is right under his nose...This is the fourth adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail

Orchard Books

Eternal Detention

Jamie Thomson
Authors:
Jamie Thomson
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Tadpoles: The Great Food Robbery

Jill Atkins, Sebastian Burnett
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, 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.

Wayland

Toys

Dereen Taylor
Authors:
Dereen Taylor
Wayland

Mum's Robot

Jill Atkins, Garyfallia Leftheri
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Garyfallia Leftheri

Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...

Wayland

Bella's Birthday Bounce

Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
Wayland

Great Fire of London

Jill Atkins
Authors:
Jill Atkins

As a sleepy William awakes from the cries of Fire, Fire, he thinks something big must be burning. But from the comfort of his own bed he does not realise the whole of London is ablaze! Will is desperate to help save his home and beloved city but are Will and his family in danger? Will they be able to escape with their lives?

Franklin Watts

Toby and The Great Fire Of London

Margaret Nash, Jane Cope
Contributors:
Margaret Nash, Jane Cope
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Florence Nightingale

Emma Fischel
Authors:
Emma Fischel

Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates. Florence Nightingale tells the story of how this Victorian woman defied her family and friends to take up the unpopular profession of nursing and changed the way hospitals were run.