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    LTWP 3 years +
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    Ten wonderful wipe-clean books that are perfect for introducing first concepts to children aged 3 and above, Learn to Write is a bright, bold and colourful introduction to learning.

    Full of wonderful illustrations and photographs, the books have plenty of space for little ones to trace, draw, practise what they have learned and develop their pen control for the school years that lie ahead.

    Encouraging early counting skills, awareness of the alphabet and recognition of shapes, colours, bugs, trains and much, much more, the simple activities on every page include simple instructions to help make learning these important topics fun!

    Please note, this children's book is currently only available for pre-order. Orders containing this title will be despatched in their entirety soon after 22 September.

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    MENC 11 years +

    Marvel Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded (Hardback)

    Dorling Kindersley

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    There's no stopping Marvel! For the past few years, their classic characters have been brought to the big screen in hit film after hit film, while the comics have continued to go from strength to strength.

    The likes of the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America are much-loved characters that have long been ingrained in popular culture and after the success of the films starring Andrew Garfield, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, they now entertain a whole new fanbase too!

    Fully updated and expanded, this book gives Marvel fans all the information they'll ever need about the 1,000 various heroes and villains that now exist in the much-expanded universe that was established by Stan Lee all those years ago. Full of original comic book art, there are also little-known facts featured throughout this brilliant fan's guide.
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    ANDB 5 years +
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    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to learning, and these curriculum-based activity books will help children get to grips with both maths and English in a fun and refreshing style that makes learning fun!

    Aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, the maths books in this collection include Maths 5-6, which features work on counting, time and shape as well as early addition and subtraction; Problem Solving 5-6 which will help them count accurately and get their heads around fractions, money, shape and time; and Times Tables 5-6 which covers counting in twos, fives and tens.

    The English books, also relevant to Key Stage 1, will help children learn all about literacy. As they widen their vocabulary and learn more spellings, Punctuation 5-6 will help children write in clear, well-punctuated sentences and teach them about full stops and capital letters. Spelling 5-6 features works on letters and the sounds they represent; while Writing 5-6 explores words in context.

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    SJTD 12 years +

    Steve Jobs the Man Who Thought Different (Hardback)

    Karen Blumenthal

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    An inventor. An icon. A dropout. A genius. Many words have been used to describe the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, and this fascinating biography by Karen Blumenthal tracks the revolutionary's unlikely path from being unwanted at birth to becoming the 'rock star of technology'.

    Adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs in San Francisco in 1955, Steve Jobs was always made to feel special at home. At school, however, he was considered a nuisance and a troublemaker - a boy who pushed the boundaries. Lasting only one semester at college, Jobs started Apple Computer in his parents' garage, and the rest is history...

    Known for his perfectionism, taste and keen eye for style, Steve Jobs revolutionised how we consume music, film and telecommunication industries. This fascinating Steve Jobs biography - The Man Who Thought Different - will provide readers with unrivalled insight to the man at the forefront of 21st century technology. This is his story.
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    CBKP 9 years +
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    You can now pre-order The Children's Book of Politics. Any orders containing this book will be despatched in their entirety from 19 September onwards.

    With a foreword from the wonderful, award-winning journalist Andrew Marr, Who's In Charge brings politics to life, enabling children aged 7 and above to join the debate and get their voices heard.

    Covering political structures throughout history, from ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments, the book provides a detailed yet accessible insight into different political systems, how laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in parliament and what children can do to get involved.

    Defining those tricky political words with bright, bold illustrations, this child-friendly introduction to politics lifts the lid on this usually confusing topic and provides the next generation of law makers with clear explanations - from famous leaders to great speeches, revolutions and traditions - that gently introduce them to the world of politics.
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    THGR

    That's So Gross Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Mitch Symons

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    Four fascinating and funny books for children aged 7 and above, our That's So Gross Collection is a hilarious set of revolting reference books from the double Blue Peter Award-winning author, Mitchell Symons.

    Approaching topics in the much-loved Horrible Histories format, the frightful facts and sickly stories in this collection cover all that's gross from history, the animal kingdom and the human body - and is sure delight children who love all things that are disgusting!

    Discover if dung beetles really stink; why caterpillars are so muscly; why angry monkeys fling their poo; why we puke, and why we sweat too for that matter; and much, much more in this deliciously disturbing collection of non-fiction books for children.

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    ANSC 5 years +

    Animal Science Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Nicola Davies

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    Sure to be a huge hit with budding young vets and little ones who have a keen interest in the animal kingdom, our six-book Animal Science Collection covers everything from the sounds that come out of animals' mouths to the more yucky things that come out of their bottoms.

    Fully illustrated and exploring the magic of natural history in fascinating depth, the six books cover tough survivors, animal communication, dangerous creatures, big and little animals, parasites, and, of course, poo.

    Perfect for little ones aged 5 and above who are still a little young for series such as Horrible Geography and Horrible Histories, this collection of fun biology books will have children laughing and learning in equal measure.

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    BIOG 8 years +
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    Children who prefer facts to fiction and are fascinated by real-life figures will be engrossed in this ten-book collection that takes a look at ten of the world's greatest heroes and heroines!

    With vivid storytelling and eye-catching artwork, the biographies cover a wide-ranging spectrum of important figures from history - Alexander the Great, Anne Frank, Eleanor of Aquitane, Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Isaac Newton, Julius Caesar, Leonardo Da Vinci and Nelson Mandela.

    Fully researched and written by historical experts, every book also contains a timeline that brings each hero's story to life and will provide readers with even more jaw-dropping facts! A must for any non-fiction fan.

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    PCYC 5 years +

    Poetry Collection for Younger Children - 3 Books (Collection)

    Roger Stevens and Celia Warren

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    From Roger Stevens and Celia Warren, two of the finest children's poets around, this three-book collection will surely delight and inspire any young aspiring poet.

    Celia's Don't Poke a Worm till it Wriggles is a book dedicated to poems about worms - it's sure to make you squirm! Wonderfully wriggly, the book is great fun to read aloud and will appeal to any child who is fascinated by these odd creatures they find in the garden.

    Roger's What Rhymes with Sneeze? is a book packed full of rhyming poems from classic and contemporary poets. It reveals how different kinds of rhymes work and also includes a bonus section full of hints, tips and advice on how children can write a rhyming poem themselves! Off By Heart is full of easy-to-remember poems from many different eras and includes tips for readers, teachers and parents on how to memorise verse - and perform to an audience.

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    PCOC 9 years +
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    A wonderful collection of new poems and old favourites from some of the most talented poets of today, the Book People's Poetry for Older Children Collection is a three-book full of serious and seriously funny poems that children aged 9 and above will find brilliantly entertaining.

    Featuring the likes of Paul Cookson, Michael Rosen, Valerie Bloom, Grace Nichols, Chrissie Gittins and many, many more than we can mention, the poems in these books are LOUD, quiet, vibrant, rhythmic, quirky and funny - exactly what a great collection of poems should be!

    Covering everything from the seasons to charming characters, vibrant scenes, the universe and more, each one of the poems in this fabulous collection is absolutely brilliant! The perfect gift for the apprentice poet in your household.

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    FLOP 4 years +
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    Featuring 12 two-in-one books and a separate informative guide for parents, you can trust the Oxford Reading Tree gang - Biff, Chip and Kipper - to prepare and inspire your little one in their first year of school with this fabulously fun phonics collection.

    Spanning four reading levels that provide step-by-step support to your child's learning, these stunning photographic books are packed with fun activities to help children aged 4 and above progress on their reading journey.

    From Fish & Ships to Barn Owls, Men on the Moon and beyond, our Floppy's Phonics Collection is an inspirational fact-filled set of non-fiction books. And with an RRP of £60.87, from the Book People they're great value too!
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    PPTT 4 years +
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    Part of the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, this big, beautiful, boxed collection contains 20 fantastic stories that children will be able to enjoy reading by themselves.

    Starting with Chicken Licken and Right for Me, two picture books that contain minimal text so children can tell the story in their own words, the collection gradually progresses through the reading levels with the help of some traditional stories and fairy tales.

    The familiar fairy tales make the books instantly appealing and young readers will absolutely love reading about Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast independently. Certain to help inspire a love of reading, all the books in this collection feature stunning illustrations and familiar language that will capture a child's imagination.

    Please note that this 21-book collection contains 20 stories and a handbook for parents.

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    PXAA 6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing children aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will allow little ones to build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

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    ROT2 7 years +

    Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (Paperback)

    Terry Deary

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    2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Horrible Histories series and this brand-new book from Terry Deary is especially aimed at children aged between 7 and 10. Brilliantly illustrated by Martin Brown, the really rotten time of the Romans is told through some lovable and comical rats. Youngsters can learn all about beastly battles, gruesome gods and marvellous myths in this fun and accessible book - ideal for kids who like their history a little more gory! From finding out what soldiers wore under their kilts to what a vomitorium was used for, the bold facts and easy-to-follow format will be a huge hit with a new generation of young readers.
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    GPSD 7 years +
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    Fluttering with friendly and quirky bird characters to guide children through the clear pages and full-colour layouts, this is the ultimate child-friendly dictionary for pupils aged 7-9.

    Perfect for daily use for checking grammar, punctuation and spelling, this is essential reference for Key Stage 2 children and their parents and teachers.

    With features such as easy-to-remember rules, a list of tricky words, those words most commonly misspelled and plenty more, this reliable book from Oxford University Press will provide a sturdy grounding in the English language and its techniques for children aged 7+.
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    HUW 7 years +
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    If you have a child who is more interested in facts than fiction, this is the collection for you. Ten books packed with 100 facts each about subjects ranging from the oceans to space, there is so much here to satisfy any fan of non-fiction.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of, the books here are endlessly fascinating and also educational - there's plenty to keep would-be history buffs aged 7 and over intrigued and entertained. Fully illustrated, the books are also ideal discussion starters.
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    SPGD 10 years +
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    The Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary is an invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation and grammar right!

    Clear and easy to navigate, the dictionary is divided into two sections. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips and examples that will help students spell, punctuate and write correctly, while the second part provides an alphabetical word list of commonly misspelled and tricky words, with inflections but no meanings.

    This dictionary workbook is certain to be a valuable resource for any student preparing for and taking exams.
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    IRFS Toddlers
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    Ladybird are a publisher that can always be trusted to provide young readers with not only a very entertaining read, but also a wonderfully informative one. This padded book is a bind-up of three titles that will help children prepare for a huge event - their first days at school!

    The opening section, I'm Ready... for School covers everything from the human body and the things it can do (like dance, stomp and throw) to the days of the week, while also giving a preview of the kind of things children can expect to learn. There's even a checklist for the things a child has to do to ensure they're ready for school on time!

    I'm Ready for... Phonics is an A-Z guide that will help children say the sounds (from every letter of the alphabet) that will quickly become familiar in their everyday lives, while I'm Ready... to Sing features some much-loved nursery rhymes and songs that little ones love.
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    BYWV 6 years +
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    Head back to Medieval times and Fling, Sling and Batter Your Way to Victory with this amazing 3D model catapult that actually works!

    A build-it-yourself cardboard mangolet catapult model that comes with targets to knock down, this is an interactive treat for any creative child (or adult who wants to help build it). After building the piece, the two strong rubber bands included will help you gain maximum firepower when it comes to shooting off paper balls!

    The 24-page book included with the catapult reveals how knights and foot soldiers used their ingenuity to lay siege to - and defend - their towns inside massive castles. With stunning illustrations and detailed descriptions of a fascinating bygone era, this is an exciting treat!

    So load up, take aim and catapult away!

    Recommended for children aged 7 and over. Do not aim catapult at eyes or face.

    Fling, Sling and Batter Your Way to Victory is currently available for pre-order. All orders containing this title will be shipped from 5 September.
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    BBEC 3 years +

    Big Book of Everything/Colours Set - 2 Books (Collection)

    Marion Billet & Fani Marceau

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    Big is most certainly beautiful in this set of wonderful first word books for children aged 1 and above!

    Quirky, stylishly illustrated and sure to keep the little ones entertained for hours and hours, the books are a perfect introduction to colours, animals, vehicles and more...

    Built to survive even the most-dramatic of toddler tantrums, the pages of this set of two board back books are packed full of things to discover from the first page to the last.

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    LHB2 5 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 5-6 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

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    Children aged between 5 and 6 can learn to write fluently and legibly with the guided practice featured in Andrew Brodie's Let's Do Handwriting!

    With stickers and Marjorie the Meerkat featured throughout the educational book, which is matched to the National Curriculum, children in their early years of school will find the tasks and activities a real help when it comes to writing in a clear and concise manner.

    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to educational books amongst teachers and parents and this book will aid children as they develop a clear and attractive handwriting style, develop their vocabulary and enhance their spelling skills.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    LHC2 5 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 6-7 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

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    Suitable for children aged 6 and above, Let's Do Handwriting - from handwriting expert Andrew Brodie - builds on all of the skills your little one is learning at school, showing them importance of handwriting composition and helping them to develop a hugely important life skill: legible and speedy handwriting.

    Packed with fun exercises, vocabulary-widening skill games and helpful words of advice from Marjorie the Meerkat every step of the way, the book ensures steady progression to little ones' handwriting ability.

    Clearly displayed and illustrated, the National Curriculum-matched handwriting guide will help children to boost their confidence and have them writing like a pro in absolutely no time.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    LHD2 7 years +

    Let's Do Handwriting 7-8 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

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    Suitable for children aged 7 and above, Let's Do Handwriting - from handwriting expert Andrew Brodie - builds on all of the skills your little one is learning at school, showing them importance of handwriting composition and helping them to develop a hugely important life skill: legible and speedy handwriting.

    Packed with fun exercises, vocabulary-widening skill games and helpful words of advice from Marjorie the Meerkat every step of the way, the book ensures steady progression to little ones' handwriting ability.

    Clearly displayed and illustrated, the National Curriculum-matched handwriting guide will help children to boost their confidence and have them writing like a pro in absolutely no time.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    FQNA 5 years +
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    Is your young reader startled by science and amazed by animals? Do they want to take a dive into the depths of the ocean? This three-book collection will answer ALL their questions...

    Specially designed for children aged between 5 and 8, the books cover the themes in tremendous detail, and the fun questions and easy-to-follow answers add in extra interaction. There is also fantastic artwork, photography and cartoons of the various critters, sea creatures and scientific phenomenons - perfect for poreing over!

    With clear explanations given and activities also featured throughout, this is a fun introduction to learning and exciting school subjects!