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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Night, Night

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Super Squiggles

Pat-a-Cake, Ana Bermejo
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A fun and creative way to help children master the skills they need before they start school.Super Squiggles is packed with lines, shapes, and patterns to trace, mazes to follow and puzzles to solve. Children will have fun getting to grips with the pre-school skills of pen control and mark-making, the ideal preparation for learning to write.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with brilliant, engaging art that children will love.Also available: Let's Count!

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Let's Count!

Pat-a-Cake, Ana Bermejo
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A fun and creative way to help children master the skills they need before they start school.Let's Count is packed counting games to play and number puzzles to solve. Children will have fun getting to grips with the pre-school skills of pen control as they learn about numbers, the ideal preparation for learning to write.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with brilliant, engaging art that children will love.Also available: Super Squiggles

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To the Rescue

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Space

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Ramon Olivera
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Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Anne Passchier
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Pat-a-Cake, Anne Passchier

The family favourite game 'I Spy' is brought to life in this fun book - can you spot the cow and her calf on the farm? Giant peek-through flaps offer clues to help guessing, and there are lots of other animals to spot, too.Charming, bright illustrations will entice preschoolers who are exploring their new fascination with letters and sounds, and the sturdy peekaboo flaps will bring hours of fun! Perfect for learning essential skills through play.Also available: Spot and Say: Jungle

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Jungle

Pat-a-Cake, Anne Passchier
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Fancy Dress

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Here Come the Mummies and Babies

Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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Out of this World

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Zoom to the Moon!

Pat-a-Cake, Kat Uno
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Bath Time

Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences.Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy Spider

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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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The Three Little Pigs

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Kasia Nowowiejska

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"The Three Little Pigs is a tale of adventure and narrow escapes with lots of exciting twists and favourite repetitive phrases. Both peril and humour leap from every page, from our three little heroes and the big bad wolf.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling.

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The Ugly Duckling

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach

The poor Ugly Duckling is chased away from his home because he doesn't fit in. Join him on this epic journey of survival and homecoming. This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

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First Numbers

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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First Writing

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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First Day

Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
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Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging activity book that will give children a head start as they prepare to start school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to the experiences they will have and concepts they will be learning about in their first year at primary school. It also equips parents with the tools and information needed to support their child.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Carefully crafted activities about concepts such as colours, shapes and days of the week. Useful information and support for parents. Wipe-clean pen. Also available: First Phonics, First Writing, First Numbers, First Phonics Flash Cards, Times Tables Flash Cards

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ABC

Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
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