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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Abdul's Lazy Sons

Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz
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Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz

Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...Reading Champion is a completely innovative reading programme developed with experts at UCL's Institute of Education. The series offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills, with books spanning the 4-11 age group.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, so they can read with little or no help and encourages reading for pleasure. This story is perfect for those reading book band 9 (Gold) or aged 6 and up.

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Keep Off the Grass

Katie Dale, Liam Darcy
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Katie Dale, Liam Darcy

Simon and Tariq are best friends. But when Simon starts taking a shortcut through somebody's garden, and Tariq is not happy to do so, their friendship is tested. Then Tariq gets into trouble because of Simon's actions. Will Simon prove to be a good friend after all?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.

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Save the library!

Katie Dale
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Katie Dale

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Anansi and the Box of Stories

Katie Dale, Valentina Bandera
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Valentina Bandera

A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite African tale. Anansi the spider is a trickster and he will stop at nothing to get Nyame's story box, proving that even the littlest among us can achieve the greatest things.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.

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Who Will be King?

Katie Dale
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Katie Dale
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The Missing Necklace

Katie Dale
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Katie Dale
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Sid's Stick

Katie Dale, Charlie Alder
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Katie Dale, Charlie Alder
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Funny Footprints

Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
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Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
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Dog at School

Katie Dale, Gustavo Mazali
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Katie Dale, Gustavo Mazali

In this fun story, a dog runs into school and causes all sorts of trouble. Then he runs to the head teacher's office. Everyone thinks the head teacher will be very cross, but will he? 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: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.

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A Pet to Play With

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons.In this story Raj goes to the pet shop to find the perfect pet-which one will he choose?

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Thumbelina Thinks Big

Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk
Orchard Books

Jack to the Rescue!

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
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Three Magic Mice

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
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Prince Charming`s Princess Quest

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

You'd think love easy for Prince CharmingAfter all, he's just so...charming!But think again, don't be unkind,The right princess is hard to find...

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The Unfair-y Godmother

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

Ever wanted a godmotherto grant you wishes like no other?You'll change your mind, just wait and see...this godmother's no sweet fairy!

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The Not-So-Evil Stepmother

Katie Dale
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Katie Dale
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The Wickedest Witch

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

The Wicked Witch is scary, right?She'll wave her wand, give you a fright?Don't be so speedy to agree -she's pretty cool...just wait and see!

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The Big Bad Werewolf

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

I bet you think you know the talesof Big Bad Wolf, who howls and wails.But here's the truth: meet Granny Riding -find out what secrets she's been hiding!

Orchard Books

Goldilocks and the Pea

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk