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Books by Nicola Baxter

  • The Three Little Pigs

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ADUVU
    Hardback 3 years +
    A perfect introduction to the traditional fairy tale "The Three Little Pigs". Join the three little pigs as they set off to see the world, build their houses and encounter the big, bad wolf. Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series, this hardback book contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. It is ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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  • Ladybird First Favourite Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ADUUZ
    Hardback 3 years +
    Based on the traditional fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the house of the three bears, and see what happens when they come home and find her! Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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  • Classic Poetry for Children

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AFOUY
    Paperback 5 years +
    This beautifully illustrated collection will introduce children to a lifetime of pleasure in poetry. Carefully selected, the poems open up an enchanting world of rhythm and language, feeling and fantasy. The collection features a wide range of well-known writers including Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, William Blake and John Keats. It includes many beautiful poems such as "Robin Hood", "Waltzing Matilda", "Symphony in Yellow" and "Spring and Fall". Gathering together classic poems on all manner of wondrous and fascinating themes that children will thrill to explore, the colourful and imaginative illustrations on every page capture the magic of imaginary worlds loved and enjoyed by generations of girls and boys. Introduce children to the joys of poetry with this intricately illustrated collection of classics - a book that will delight both the young and the old. It includes a range of best-loved poems such as "Jemima", "Waltzing Matilda", "A Thing of Beauty" and "A Lark's Nest". It also includes an 'About the Poets' section with a brief biography for each included poet and a glossary of poetic terms.
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  • Amazing Dragons

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BWOSQ
    Paperback
    Here are fiendish tales of dastardly deeds, where you'll meet Sir Bertilak Odorous, Porrit the apprentice, Agnes the fair maiden and a whole host of dragons. Lively drawings, by leading children's illustrator Colin King, bring all the wild and wacky characters to life. It is perfect for reading aloud to young children or for confident readers to enjoy by themselves.
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  • Ballet Star

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BGYEH
    Other 3 years +
    When her grandmother takes her to watch the ballet, Star is captivated by the ballerinas in their beautiful dresses and decides that she wants to be just like the graceful girls on stage. A week later she is given a pink leotard, a little floaty skirt, pale pink tights and pretty ballet shoes. She begins her ballet lessons and learns about standing in first position, pointing her toes and balancing - but soon realizes that it's going to take a very long time, and a lot of hard work. Fortunately, granny has some wise words of encouragement...This delightful tale, told in simple language and illustrated with enchanting drawings throughout, makes a lovely first storybook for young readers. A glittery finish on the cover makes this volume a pleasure to read, and it is sure to inspire every little girl who dreams of becoming a ballet star.
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  • The Trouble with Trucks

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BEORI
    Paperback Toddlers
    This is a super-size first reading book for 3-5 year olds, with an engaging story, colourful pictures and point-and-say words to learn. A super-size floor book format means that everybody can read along and see the pictures. It includes amusing stories, repeated vocabulary and brightly coloured pictures on every page help children to feel confident as they build up their reading skills. Other titles in this series include "The Trouble with Tractors", "The Trouble with Tippers" and "The Trouble with Trains". It helps you to follow the troublesome truck through its day, causing chaos as it takes a short cut and gets stuck in a country lane, turns up late at the factory and then spills lunch all over everyone. The fun colourful pictures and silly story in this book help to make reading at home successful and enjoyable. This book can be used in several ways to help beginning readers gain confidence. Start by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with your child, then have fun trying to spot the same words and pictures in the story itself. Finally, the illustrated words can be found at the end of this book so that you can check all the words that have been learnt.
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  • The Trouble with Trains

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BEOIU
    Paperback
    This is a super-size first reading book for 3-5 year olds, with an engaging story, colourful pictures and point-and-say words to learn. A super-size floor book format means that everybody can read along and see the pictures. It includes amusing stories, repeated vocabulary and brightly coloured pictures on every page help children to feel confident as they build up their reading skills. Other titles in this series include "The Trouble with Tractors", "The Trouble with Tippers" and "The Trouble with Trucks". It helps you to follow the troublesome train as it speeds through its day, causing mayhem as it turns too quickly round bends and loses parcels, packets and sacks of potatoes along the way. The fun colourful pictures and silly story in this book help to make reading at home successful and enjoyable. This book can be used in several ways to help beginning readers gain confidence. Start by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with your child, then have fun trying to spot the same words and pictures in the story itself. Finally, the illustrated words can be found at the end of this book so that you can check all the words that have been learnt.
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  • Dreamland Fairies

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BEIXG
    Paperback
    This title presents five magical stories from fairyland, with enchanting illustrations. It is perfect for reading aloud to young children, or for confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Imagine a place that is very, very far away...and very, very near at the same time. Imagine a place that is always busy, and always peaceful. Imagine a place that is everywhere, and nowhere...It's difficult isn't it? And yet, you've been there! It is called Dreamland.
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  • My Little Treasury of Stories & Rhymes

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: BEHCP
    Hardback
    This collection is the perfect book for you to read to small children, or for young readers to try themselves. Divided into five sections, so you can always find the kind of story or verse that you or your child are in the mood for. Beautiful drawings bring each story and rhyme to life, making this an enchanting reading experience. The small chunky format is easy to handle, ideal for tiny hands to hold.
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  • Stop That Tractor!

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AUHBY
    Paperback
    The tractor in this story is fast and fun, and your child's first steps in reading can be just the same when you share this book at home or school. The book can be used in several ways to help young readers build confidence. Adults can begin by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with the child. Have fun trying to spot the same terms within the story itself. Finally, all the illustrated words can be found at the end of the book, so the child can enjoy checking all the phrases that you can now read together!
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  • Chase That Car!

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AUHBW
    Paperback
    The car in this story is fast and fun, and your child's first steps in reading can be just the same when you share this book at home or school. The book can be used in a number of ways to help young readers build confidence. Grown-ups can begin by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with the child. Have fun trying to spot the same terms within the story itself. Finally, all the illustrated words can be found at the end of the book, so the child can enjoy checking all the phrases that you can now read together!
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  • Catch That Plane!

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AUHBU
    Paperback
    The plane in this story is fast and fun, and your child's first steps in reading can be just the same when you share this book at home or school. The book can be used in several ways to help young readers build confidence. Grown-ups can begin by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with the child. Have fun trying to spot the same terms within the story itself.Finally, all the illustrated words can be found at the end of the book, so the child can enjoy checking all the phrases that you can now read together!
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  • My First Words: Nature (Giant Size)

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AUGYS
    Paperback Toddlers
    Welcome to the wonderful world of nature! Young children will love to look for Teddy the Bear on every page and talk about what they see. The bright images include things that will be familiar to every child, such as snow, wind, trees, rocks, fruit, vegetables, horses, cows and pets, as well as introducing more exotic concepts and creatures, like a tornado, a waterfall, a stick insect, a toucan, a camel and a koala. Rhymes on every page encourage youngsters to look more closely at the pictures, while an illustrated word list at the back makes this an ideal first reference book. Without even realizing it, emerging readers will naturally enhance their language skills while having fun with Teddy Bear.
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  • My First Bedtime Stories

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ATGTR
    Hardback
    The beautifully illustrated tales in this collection are all short and sweet. The cute pictures allow children to help tell each story along with their grown-up helper. There is plenty to laugh about together, and these tales are an ideal way to set kids on the path toward reading. From a naughty new puppy to learning how to play a musical instrument, children will be able to engage with these narratives. Others deal with the first day of school, bathtime fun, bright nightwear, a fairy who helps people sleep, and a mammoth mountain of cuddly toys. The final story in the book is designed to help kids to wind down and relax, ready to enjoy a good night's sleep.
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  • Trouble on the Ice (Giant Size)

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ALRJC
    Board 3 years +
    These are first reading books for 3-5 year olds. Join Rosa and Tom as they travel to the frozen North...and into a whole heap of trouble! Learning to read is 'snow' trouble at all with this larger-than-life adventure - perfect for show and tell. The book introduces words such as anchor, iceberg and whale - all of which are encountered by Rosa and Tom. Silly situations, repeated vocabulary and bright pictures on every one of the giant-format pages will help children to feel confident as they develop their reading skills. It's fun to start reading with this troublesome tale! The book can be used in a number of different ways to help young readers build confidence. Grown-ups can begin by reading the illustrated words at the edge of each left-hand page with the child. Have an 'ice' time spotting the same terms within the story itself, as explorers Rosa and Tom slip and slide, and have their camera stolen by a polar bear. Finally, all the illustrated words can be found on the last two pages of the book, so you can enjoy checking all the phrases that you can now read together!
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  • Bedtime Lullabies

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AIEKH
    Other Toddlers
    This delightful book and its accompanying CD feature four fun and soothing songs, including the ever-popular 'There Were Ten in the Bed' and 'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear'. The lullabies range from the short and sweet 'Sleep, Baby, Sleep' to the longer and more elaborate 'Wynken, Blynken and Nod'. The repeated structure of the rhymes makes it easy to adjust their length as you read to small children, depending on how sleepy they are. It is perfect for lulling little ones to sleep. Sleep, baby, sleep, Your papa guards the sheep; Your mama shakes the dreamland tree And from it fall sweet dreams for thee, Sleep, baby, sleep. Sleep, baby, sleep, Down where the woodbines creep; Be always like the lamb so mild, A kind and sweet and gentle child, Sleep, baby, sleep.
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  • Silly Rhymes and Limericks

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AGBIL
    Paperback
    This is a crazy collection of 44 wacky and wonderful works. It presents rhymes from many of the world's most famous writers, such as Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Alexander Pope...and of course the prolific Anonymous! Divided into thematic sections, including Animal Antics, Peculiar People, Nearly Nonsense and Silly Stories, it includes everything from lengthy poems such as "Little Birds", "The Walrus" and the "Carpenter", and "The White Knight's Song", to a multitude of single-verse limericks. Bright, lively illustrations by Cathie Shuttleworth bring all the characters to life in intricate detail - and watch out for a busy bee buzzing around on every page. It is a beautifully presented anthology that the whole family can enjoy. When your woggles are all of a winkle, And your bruggles are chingle and spleed, What you need is a look in a honglemous book Like this one - it's just what you need! There is nonsense that almost means something. There are antics and oddness in rhyme. You will giggle your klurkiest grungles away, And have a pomjinglemous time! And if you are funglous at every stage, There's a bee to be found on each yopplesome page!
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  • The Ultimate Treasury of Stories & Rhymes

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AFLUH
    Hardback
    This is an amazing anthology of over 215 classic fairy tales, new stories, teddy bear tales, nursery rhymes, animal adventures, and poems for children. It includes well-loved tales like "The Three Little Pigs", "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Puss in Boots", as well as new stories such as "The Horrible Hat" and "There's a Bear in the Bathroom!", and traditional rhymes and poems including "Georgie Porgie", "Silent Night", and "Hickory, Dickory Dock". The short stories are just the right length for reading aloud, with charming characters, accessible language and lively pictures by leading children's artists that will keep youngsters entertained. The small chunky format is easy to handle, ideal for little children to hold themselves. There is something for everyone in this classic collection of stories and verse, which is full of exciting rhymes, busy bears, animal antics and festive cheer. From teddy bear tales to fairy tales, and from nursery rhymes to poetry, you will find all your best-loved stories and characters, plus many new ones. Each entry is accompanied by bright and appealing drawings from a diverse range of artists, making this the perfect book to be read aloud to small children or for new readers to try themselves. Children and parents alike will enjoy sharing this volume.
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  • A Book of Five-minute Kitten Tales

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AFKLI
    Paperback
    This is a treasury of over 35 bedtime stories. You can meet the mischievous kittens Fluffy, Honeybun, Mopsy, Rolypoly and Tiger Tail, their friends and family, and their schoolteacher Mrs Mumbles. In this cuddly collection of sleepytime stories, the feline friends learn lessons at school and at home, visit a farmyard, build a treehouse, discover a monster, don disguises, meet eccentric aunts, get into a terrible tangle with wool, encounter giant mice, celebrate Christmas, and welcome brand-new little kittens into the family. An index of themes at the back of the book makes it easy to find just the right story. These tales are the perfect length for bedtime reading, with accessible language and pretty pictures that will keep small children entertained as you read together at the end of a busy day. When a mother cat has five little kittens to take care of, she certainly has her paws full! She just can't keep her eyes on all of them at once. In these exciting and amusing adventures, Tiger Tail tears his trousers, George frightens his classmates with his worm collection, Bella floats off on an unexpected balloon ride, clumsy cousin Pickles causes chaos, Honeybun loses a letter, and Father Cat tries to grow a prize pumpkin. Children and parents alike will enjoy reading about the disasters and delights of the warm-hearted Cat family.
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  • Classic Collection of Fairy Tales & Poems

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AFFXG
    Hardback
    This title features two wonderful books packed with timeless stories and rhymes, retold for today's young readers. It includes all the best-loved fairy tales, such as "The Little Mermaid", "Rumpelstiltskin", "The Frog Prince", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "The Emperor's New Clothes", as well as perennially popular poetry such as "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The North Wind Doth Blow", "Hush Little Baby", "Greensleeves", and "Star Light, Star Bright". It is delightfully illustrated throughout with intricate drawings by talented artist Cathie Shuttleworth. It is embellished with gold decorations on every page, these heirloom volumes will be an indispensable addition to every family's library. This essential box set contains 24 beloved fairy tales and over 100 celebrated poems in two beautifully presented books. "The Classic Collection of Fairy Tales" features stories by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Children and adults alike will delight in these enchanting tales, which remain as popular today as they were more than a century ago. This volume retells unforgettable stories such as "Rapunzel", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "Thumbelina", "The Ugly Duckling", and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". "Classic Poems for Children" features works by many of the world's best-loved writers, including Emily Bronte, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti, Oscar Wilde and William Wordsworth. There are poems for reflection, some that will make you laugh and others that will make you cry, with songs and chants such as "Waltzing Matilda", and "It's Raining, It's Pouring"; evocative poems including William Blake's "Spring", and "When That I Was" and "A Little Tiny Boy" by William Shakespeare; and lullabies such as "Is the Moon Tired?", and "Sleep, Baby, Sleep"! Both young and old will enjoy these wonderful works, which have been told and re-told for generations.
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  • Rhymes for Playtime Fun

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: AEKXE
    Paperback Toddlers
    Rhymes are fun for everyone, and they are even better when there are actions to go with them. Here you will find rhymes to move about to, rhymes to wriggle your fingers to, rhymes that can go on and on, and rhymes where all your friends can join in - have fun! This wonderful collection includes popular songs such as The Wheels on the Bus; Early in the Morning; I Am the Music Man; One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving; There Were Five In The Bed; Touch Your Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes; and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.
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