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  • Horrid Henry Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781510106017 - Francesca Simon
    HRDH 5 years +
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    Horrid Henry is the naughtiest boy in children's books and also the star of a popular cartoon and hit film. This laugh-out-loud collection contains 12 of Francesca Simon's brilliant books - and all of them feature Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations.

    With plenty of mayhem and fun, these books follow Henry as he tries to trick the tooth fairy; sets up his own business called Monstrous Makeovers; and meets the Queen!

    Format: paperback
  • Noddy Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781444943184 - Enid Blyton
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    Join Noddy, Big Ears and friends in 10 Toyland adventures... the wonderful world of Enid Blyton starts here.

    This slipcased collection contains 10 of the original Noddy stories, all presented in hardback with full-length stories and illustrations. The stories follow the famous little wooden boy with the bell on his hat as he has his first encounter with Big-Ears and his move to Toyland.

    Throughout the books, Noddy looks for a job; uses his red-and-yellow car to make some money; and goes to school to learn some lessons when he gets a little bit too big for his boots.
    Book People and Enid Blyton: A Lifetime of Adventure
    Format: hardback
  • RDM2 7 years +
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    Why do witches fly around on broomsticks? Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy, of course!

    And what do you call a fairy who hasn't taken a bath? That would be 'Stinkerbell'!

    Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes, the sillier the better, so this hilarious book is sure to appeal to all his fans. The book also features Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
  • FLZ2 5 years +
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.
  • SNQ2 5 years +
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • ENO2 4 years +
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    With its phizz-whizzing new cover to celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl was born, The Enormous Crocodile is a snappy book children will love reading.

    The croc is planning what to have for his lunch. He wants to have something juicy and delicious and he's getting hungrier... but what does he fancy eating? The grumptious brute is looking for someone to tuck into... someone like your children!

    This full-colour edition of the book features illustrations by Quentin Blake (who else?).
  • LDS2 5 years +
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • MEZ2 5 years +
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    Mairi's Mermaid is a charming story from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo. It's perfect for children learning to read.

    Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • HHZ2 5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum.

    With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.
  • IAH2 3 years +
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    Bestselling author Lauren Child offers a fresh and funny look at starting school with her Charlie and Lola classic, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School. Big brother Charlie steps in to persuade Lola that her fears about school and the dreaded 'schooliform' are unfounded and that her nervous invisible friend needs help. This is a helpful, sensitive book and an ideal read for wary pre-schoolers nervous about making the transition to 'big school'.
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    Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat in response to a plea to make first reading books for young children more entertaining and appealing to read.

    The madcap illustrations and wild exuberance of The Cat in the Hat verses certainly fit the brief, and this picture book version of the rhyming classic introduces the craziness to an even younger audience from 3+.

    If your young reader loves Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, then they will relish the silly madness of The Cat in the Hat.
  • GEH2 4 years +
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    Green Eggs and Ham By Dr Seuss is more than 50 years old but this wacky, rhyming romp of a book continues to grow in popularity every year.

    The simple language, small vocabulary and irresistible rhymes of Green Eggs and Ham were created specifically to encourage beginner readers.

    The success of the book has spread far beyond the original brief, however, and not only is this great for inspiring young readers, it has accumulated a cult following bridging several generations, too. Buy this book and join in the fun.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
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    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
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    Pippa loves staying with her Aunty Peggy. She loves going for walks, whether it's sunshiney or cold - long, wandering walks where her wellies take her.

    Follow Pippa into the beautiful countryside as her day unfolds, and the wildlife, animals and people she encounters are complemented by relevant poems from some of our greatest authors, personally chosen by Clare and Michael Morpurgo.

    Part poetry anthology, part child's scrapbook, the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted Where My Wellies Take Me is lavishly designed to instil a love of language in young children.