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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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The Big Match

Damian Harvey
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Sam's Super Family

Damian Harvey, Paul Davidson
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Damian Harvey, Paul Davidson

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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.Sam's family is anything but ordinary - in fact, it is super! But what about Sam?

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Granny at the Park

Damian Harvey, Jan Smith
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Damian Harvey, Jan Smith

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 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Granny loves the park - even more than her grandson!

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Just Like Me!

Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio and Roberta Vottero
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Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio and Roberta Vottero

Just Like Me! is a fun story for young animal and photography fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Pete's having so much fun taking pictures of all the animals - but one animal wants to take a picture of Pete!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 spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

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The Disastrous Dentist

Damian Harvey, Ben Scruton
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Damian Harvey, Ben Scruton
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Meerkat's Marathon

Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
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Damian Harvey, Steve Brown

Meerkat is taking part in the longest running race - the marathon! He is so small, how will he complete such a big race? He soon realises he'll need some help!The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. They are suitable for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5.

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Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep

Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
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Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
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Robbie's Robot

Damian Harvey, Rory Walker
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Damian Harvey, Rory Walker
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Elizabeth I

Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
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Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
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Victoria

Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
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Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk

Queen Victoria was the longest ever reigning British monarch and saw extraordinary developments during her reign, from the development of the railways to the discoveries of Charles Darwin.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina
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Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina
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LS Lowry

Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina
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Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina

Follow the life of LS Lowry from his childhood industrial roots to becoming a modern day celebrity artist.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.

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William Caxton

Damian Harvey, Judy Brown
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Damian Harvey, Judy Brown
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Tim Berners-Lee

Damian Harvey, Judy Brown
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Damian Harvey, Judy Brown
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Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
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Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry

The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. The Greeks must enter the city of Troy but they cannot get through the walls. Can the clever Greek soldier Odysseus trick his way in?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

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Captain Kidd: Pirate Hunter

Damian Harvey, Peter Cottrill
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Damian Harvey, Peter Cottrill

Captain Kidd is a pirate hunter and not a pirate - at least, that's what his cabin-boy thinks. But when Kidd's crew turn against him, it is difficult to tell... and will anyone find Captain Kidd's lost pirate treasure?The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

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Robin and Maid Marian

Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
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Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
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Odysseus and the Wooden Horse

Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
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Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry

Odysseus and his Greek soldiers must find a way to break into the city of Troy or they will never be able to win the war ...

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Hopscotch Histories: Tutankhamun and the Golden Chariot

Damian Harvey, Graham Philpot
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Damian Harvey, Graham Philpot
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Whizzy Witch

Damian Harvey, Marjorie Dumortier
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Damian Harvey, Marjorie Dumortier

Whizzy Witch is having a party, but what is she going to wear?