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  • SBV2 9 years +
    Gill Lewis
    9 years +
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    Scarlet has always said to her brother, Red, that one day they'll fly far, far away to Trinidad, where thousands of scarlet ibis fill the skies. Red is different to other children, and Scarlet is used to looking after her brother. They'll be together forever! But not everything lasts forever...

    One day they are split up and sent to live away from one another. Scarlet must now do whatever it takes to get her and her brother back together!

    A stunning and deeply moving novel from Gill Lewis, the acclaimed author of Sky Hawk, the story of unconditional sibling love will touch the heart of every reader. An ideal book for children aged 9 and up, and fans of Lewis's previous novels White Dolphin Moon Bear.
  • ADIFD 5 years +
    5 years +
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    How Anansi Got His Stories is a tale of a familiar character from many African and Caribbean tales. Anansi the trickster wants everyone to listen to his stories, but he will have to complete three challenges before he is proved worthy of the title King of Stories...This humorous story written by Trish Cooke and vividly illustrated by Anne Violet will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree stages and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Accompanying free Teaching notes are available online at www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/tales , along with an eBook and storyteller video for each stage. Parents can also visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk for practical advice, helpful information about phonics, lots of fun activities and free eBooks.
  • AMJTZ 10 years +
    Philip M. Sherlock
    10 years +
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    These colourful tales from the West Indies and Guyana are full of unusual characters, including Mr Snake, Monkey, Mancrow the bird of darkness, Anasi the spider and his old adversary, Tiger.
  • AQAUC 7 years +
    Valerie Bloom
    7 years +
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    When de July sun hot like fire, Den I have jus' one desire, To run down to de shop an' buy a Kisko pop. The World Is Sweet and Hot Like Fire published in one volume for the first time. Valerie Bloom's poetry is beautifully crafted yet full of energy and fun. Her mixed use of standard English and dialect is a delight to read and hear. Children love reading and listening to her work! Valerie's subjects range from global pollution, problems with maths homework and the sad demise of pet frogs (he croaked of course) to taking sandwiches to school and being afraid of ghosts.
  • ACNWL 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is an award-winning collection of poetry vividly evoking the experience of living in the Caribbean - and of leaving for other lands. This prestigious anthology, which won the 2003 CLPE Poetry Award, conjures up the sights and sounds, tastes and tales of the Caribbean; the experience of living there - and of leaving for other lands. A companion to the acclaimed "A Caribbean Dozen", this book contains more than fifty poems by over thirty poets, including John Agard, Grace Nichols, James Berry, Valerie Bloom and Benjamin Zephaniah.
  • AKHVM 9 years +
    Theodore Taylor
    9 years +
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    Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he?s eager to glimpse it first-hand - until the freighter he and his mother are travelling to the United States on is torpedoed.

    When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother?s warning about black people: "They are different, and they live differently."

    But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip?s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.
  • AJWCP 7 years +
    Lauren St.John
    7 years +
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    BLUE PETER AWARD-winning DEAD MAN'S COVE is the first in a new detective adventure series from the author of the much-loved White Giraffe series. Orphaned Laura is sent to live with her uncle in Cornwall, convinced that a life of adventure is hers at last - and everywhere she turns she's confronted with mysteries. Is Tariq, the shopkeeper's silent son, a friend or an enemy? Why does her uncle seem intent on erasing his own past? And why is everyone so afraid of Dead Man's Cove? And in KIDNAP IN THE CARIBBEAN Laura Marlin has no idea that her dream holiday to the Caribbean might cost her and everyone she loves their lives, as they come face to face with pirates, a volcano and hungry sharks. 2-in1 edition of the first two books in this enchanting mystery adventure series.
  • AMYPW 5 years +
    Anita Ganeri
    5 years +
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    "Join intrepid explorers Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel the globe exploring the world's most exciting habitats! This book looks at coral reefs around the world, taking in a multitude of algae, polyps, fish, and other marine life along the way."--
  • AQAJR 5 years +
    Alexander McCall Smith
    5 years +
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    Patty lives with her Aunt Bat on a banana plantation in Jamaica. Unfortunately, as it's such a small plantation, they're having trouble keeping up with the competition, and Aunt Bat is worried they'll have to sell up. Patty needs to think of an idea to turn things around, and fast! Inspiration comes to her as she's digging into a chocolate banana special at her local ice-cream parlour. All she needs to do is invent a machine - a banana machine. Will Patty's mechanical wizardry help the plantation out of its crisis? Or, like the bananas, are her ideas round the bend?
  • AOLDJ 7 years +
    Barbara Taylor
    7 years +
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    This is an in-depth look at chelonians, the shelled reptiles that have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Features: a fascinating fact-filled journey through the amazing world of turtles, tortoises and terrapins; looks at all the most weird and wonderful species, from those with necks like snakes and noses like pigs to those with shells as flat as pancakes; special feature pages focus on the giant tortoises of the Galapagos and Aldabra Islands, vicious snapping turtles, the nests of the green turtle, rare chelonians, and more; and, ideal reading for 8- to 12-year-olds. From vast oceans and remote islands to the searing heat of the desert, turtles and tortoises have adapted to almost every environment. There are hundreds of different species of this group of reptiles - known as chelonians - which range in size from the enormous leatherback sea turtle to the tiny speckled Cape tortoise, which is small enough to fit in your hand. Informative, lively text complements more than 180 beautiful images, making this a fascinating reference guide for use both at home and in the classroom.
  • AEQGR 9 years +
    Lauren St.John
    9 years +
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    Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when her best friend, Tariq, and her three-legged husky, Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin Redfern has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Dramatic escapes, an erupting volcano and a race against time to stop the deadly undercover 'Marine Concern' make Laura's second adventure every bit as exciting as the first.
  • AQBWI 7 years +
    Daniel Gilpin
    7 years +
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    A colourful and lively exploration of the Caribbean island of St Lucia, looking at landscape, people, settlements and wildlife. With specially commissioned photography that captures the colour and vibrancy of St Lucia, this title will become a welcome source of information for this highly popular key stage 2 classroom topic.
  • APVFM 7 years +
    Grace Nichols
    7 years +
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    Grace Nichols' first collection of poetry for children, Come on into my Tropical Garden, was published by A&C Black in 1988. 25 years on, A&C Black is proud to re-release this together with her second collection, Give Yourself a Hug, in a new single-volume edition. The Caribbean rhythms and culture that come through her writing blend with the experience of moving to Britain to make this a truly multicultural collection from one of our foremost poets.