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  • BUI2 9 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    9 years +
    (4)
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    The Butterfly Lion by award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo is a powerful tale that is guaranteed to capture its young readers' hearts.

    At the centre of the story is a moving friendship between a young boy and an orphaned lion cub, but the novel also raises issues of bullying through the experiences of the present day narrator Michael.

    Winner of the Smarties Book Prize, this is a sensitive story that Morpurgo fans aged five and over will absolutely love.
  • Born Free Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781510101128
    BRNF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Two dolphins are saved from a crumbling aquarium and sent back into the wild; lions Simba and Bella are moved from cramped captivity to Malawi where they find happiness; and two elephants are saved from a terrible fate.

    Inspired by incredible true stories from the Born Free Foundation, these books will appeal to anyone aged 7 or over who has a soft spot for animals.
  • WGR2 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
    (2)
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    Lauren St John vividly evokes the smells, sounds and landscape of South Africa in this fabulous children's book, The White Giraffe. Martine's life changes forever on the night she turns eleven. This is just the start of her adventures as she is transported to a new life on a game reserve, living with a remote, unfriendly grandmother. Slowly Martine makes some amazing discoveries and launches into a bewitching world. The White Giraffe is an evocative and heartwarming story that will appeal to animal lovers from 9+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ADPCY 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
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    It's June - winter in South Africa, and Martine and her grandmother are enjoying a cold but beautiful walk along the beach when they find a stranded, dying dolphin. Martine uses her gift of healing to help it back to the ocean but it's only the latest in a series of inexplicable beachings of dolphins and whales - and the start of a brand new adventure for Martine. After a last stolen midnight ride on her beloved white giraffe, Jemmy, Martine's class is off on an amazing school trip to the islands of Mozambique to witness the legendary 'Sardine Run'. It's a trip that goes drastically wrong and Martine, with close friend Ben, finds herself swimming in shark-infested waters, marooned on an uninhabited island and suddenly at the centre of mysterious submarine goings-on as she tries to save a pod of 100 dolphins from certain death. Like her debut novel, THE WHITE GIRAFFE, DOLPHIN SONG has plenty of action and adventure, and delves deeply into Martine's relationships with the people and animals around her. It makes her question the true nature of her gift, and what she will be called upon to do next. The incredible beauty of the flora and fauna of this little known corner of Africa is richly evoked as a result of Lauren's in depth knowledge and research of the area.
  • AAKNN 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
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    Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a journey to the Matobo Hills wilderness in Zimbabwe. It is a lawless land, where nothing is as it seems. When they uncover a plot in which the fate of a magnificent leopard and the lost treasure of an African King are mysteriously linked, their friendship faces its greatest test. Far from home and the help of Grace and Tendai, and with Gwyn Thomas languishing, under false accusations, in jail, Martine and Ben must use every survival skill they possess. They'll come face to face with Griffin, Mercy, Mr Ratcliffe (known as Rat), Magnus the hornbill, and a witch doctor, not to mention Khan, the last leopard. They must decide who their friends are, and who are enemies, as they race against time to save the world's rarest leopard and each other. This third African adventure is written with all the zest and skill that have endeared so many readers to THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG.
  • AAKNU 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
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    It's the first day of the December school holidays and Martine has lots of fun planned for the next few weeks, not least spending time with Jemmy, her beloved white giraffe, and her best friend, Ben. But her plans for a peaceful holiday are soon shattered when a sinister man informs Martine and her grandmother that Sabuwona is about to be repossessed. The nature reserve, and everything in it, will no longer belong to them. Martine is determined to save the home she's grown to love. When Grace has a vision about a unique herd of Namibian elephants, she knows she must travel to Namibia to learn their secrets. This could be the answer to all their troubles ...The fourth thrilling African adventure, written with all the zest and skill that has endeared so many readers to THE WHITE GIRAFFE, DOLPHIN SONG and THE LAST LEOPARD.
  • ACAPH 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
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    Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in South Africa. One night she looks out of her window and sees a giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. In that instant she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it, and her thrilling adventures as the child who can ride the white giraffe begin. Join Martine in these heart-warming stories, as she discovers her special gift of healing, and rescues beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique. These are books full of charm and atmosphere and stunning African landscapes, which will enchant animal lovers everywhere.
  • AKIMT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Meet a proud lion, a hungry hyena and a greedy lizard in Fables from Africa. These animals learn very important lessons in these stories from Africa which will make you both laugh and think. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
  • AMJTY 10 years +
    Martin Bennett
    10 years +
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    This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place 'where stories grow on trees'. Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoise, and the greatest of them all - Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations; and include the tale of how Ananse got his thin waist, how Crocodile learnt his lesson, and how Monkey managed not to get eaten by Shark.
  • APXJB 7 years +
    Lari Don
    7 years +
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    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves. Stories from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe make this a really inclusive anthology of girl power, stunningly illustrated in papercut style.
  • APJVD 5 years +
    Anita Ganeri
    5 years +
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    Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: South Africa! The book includes chapters on South African history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain.
  • AKHKX 5 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    5 years +
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    Where is the Sahara Desert? What is Africa's highest mountain? Where do elephants live? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Africa through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places.
  • AQBKO 7 years +
    Paul Harrison
    7 years +
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    Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife. Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
  • APOLN 4 years +
    Lesley Sims
    4 years +
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    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, based on an African folktale and part of the "Usborne Reading Programme". It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Anansi, King of the Spiders, is given a bag of wisdom to share but selfishly decides to keep it for himself. But can he carry it up to his secret hiding place without dropping it? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. Designed to motivate children as they learn to read.
  • AOWBZ 5 years +
    Angela Royston
    5 years +
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    This book explores the food chains and webs that exist in a grassland habitat. It equips readers with crucial vocabulary, using examples from that habitat to explain the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers, and illustrates how living things depend upon each other. Readers learn how fragile food chains can be, how they can be broken, and what we can do to prevent this.
  • APYCQ 7 years +
    Dan Lyndon
    7 years +
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    The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the great civilisations of the African continent and the people within these complex societies. Dan Lyndon has been teaching for over 15 years, and is former head of history at Henry Compton School, London. He is a member of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA).
  • APVGK 7 years +
    Clare Hibbert
    7 years +
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    The myths and legends of Africa are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet characters like Anansi, a crafty jackel and a seven-headed serpent. Some they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time! Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.
  • APWOI 7 years +
    Paul Rockett
    7 years +
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    This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
  • APWAC 7 years +
    Anita Ganeri
    7 years +
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    Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more. Journey Through South Africa offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country in southernmost tip of the African continent. Experience the exciting buzz of Cape Town, the spectacular national parks, mountains and plateaus, and the amazing coastlines as you explore this colourful and diverse country, finding out about its wildlife, people, geography and economy along the way.
  • APXGL 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Take a really wild rhyming adventure with these wacky and wonderful poems from TV presenter Michaela Strachan. From trying to out spit a cobra to pulling out the tooth from a polar bear, join her on real-life animal rescues and daring challenges plus some guessing games in this action-packed cavalcade of raucous read-aloud rhymes, accompanied by Sarah Horne's vivid illustrations and a great photos.
  • AKRHM 9 years +
    Richard Spilsbury
    9 years +
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    What was life like as leader of the Zulu Kingdom in Africa? Why not let Shaka Zulu tell you about it? You'll read about his triumphant victories and agonizing defeats, as well as learning what day-to-day life was like for the Zulu people. A postscript explains how and what happened after he died.
  • APOQA 4 years +
    Lesley Sims
    4 years +
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    This is an engaging retelling of an Anansi story, written for children just learning to read. Anansi, the African trickster spider, tells Elephant and Rhino he can beat them both in a tug of war. To their astonishment, he does...or does he? This title features easy reading text that is brought to life with delightful illustrations. There are puzzles at the back of the book that consolidate learning. It is part of the successful "Usborne First Reading" series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at Roehampton University.
  • AKRJT 6 years +
    Charlotte Guillain
    6 years +
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    How big can elephants grow? How do elephants communicate over long distances? How well can elephants remember? This title takes a fun look at elephants through photos and text.
  • AKHXA 7 years +
    Charlotte Guillain
    7 years +
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    This series offers a fun and original look at some of the world's cleverest and most interesting animals - from man's best friend, to man's worst pest. In 'Elephants', readers will discover the special abilities that these amazing animals have adapted to help them survive in their environment.