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I'm a doctor  by Katie Woolley

I'm a doctor

Katie Woolley

"Doctors help people who are sick or hurt. They look after patients in hospital or at home, go to emergencies and much more. Learn all about the role of a doctor and the kit they use. Would you like to be a doctor?"--Publisher.

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Carrie's dance school  by Katie Woolley

Carrie's dance school

Katie Woolley

Carrie and her dance school pupils go on an outing. She catches a cold and her pupils look after her. Before long she has a cold too and they look after her!

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The enormous turnip  by Katie Woolley

The enormous turnip

Katie Woolley

"An old man plants some turnip seeds, and his turnips grow and grow. One of them grows into an ENORMOUS turnip! Who will be able to help him harvest it?"--Publisher.

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The camping trip  by Christy Kirkpatrick

The camping trip

Christy Kirkpatrick

"Two stories that build on the phonics learned in previous steps and focus on the sound and letter combinations- igh, ear, air, ure."--Publisher.

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The bravest fox  by Ronne Randall

The bravest fox

Ronne Randall

"Fox friends Kip and Tip love playing in the wood. They try to see who can jump the highest or the furthest, but who is actually the bravest fox in the end?"--Publisher.

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Little Red Hen  by Katie Woolley

Little Red Hen

Katie Woolley

"Little Red Hen needs help around the farm and asks her fellow farm friends to lend a hand. Will her friends learn the importance of helping someone in need?"--Publisher.

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Pippa and the pip  by Catherine Baker

Pippa and the pip

Catherine Baker

"Two stories that build on the letter sounds learned in Step 1 and focus on the sound and letter combinations: s, a, t, p, i, n."--Publisher.

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Visiting grandad  by Christy Kirkpatrick

Visiting grandad

Christy Kirkpatrick

"Mark and Fritha spend a weekend with Grandad and do all sorts of interesting and fun things."--Publisher.

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The magic porridge pot  by Katie Woolley

The magic porridge pot

Katie Woolley

When a girl is given a magic porridge pot, it just keeps on cooking. Soon the whole town is full of porridge!--Back cover.

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The big dog  by Alison Hawes

The big dog

Alison Hawes

"Two stories that build on the phonics learned in previous steps and focus on the sound and letter combinations: j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu."--Publisher.

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Keeping active  by Katie Woolley

Keeping active

Katie Woolley

"Keeping active is fun! Activity and sleep help to make you strong and healthy. You can move and play to keep active."--Publisher.

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Tim, Bess and Tess  by Zoë Clarke

Tim, Bess and Tess

Zoë Clarke

"Three friends run around playing games and then build a den."--Publisher.

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Chad and his dad  by Alison Hawes

Chad and his dad

Alison Hawes

Chad and his dad spend time together bulding a chook house and then later baking muffins.

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The three billy goats Gruff  by Katie Woolley

The three billy goats Gruff

Katie Woolley

The three billy goats Gruff want to go over the bridge to eat grass on the other side, but a hungry troll is in their way!--Back cover.

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The fox and the crow  by Ellen Philpott

The fox and the crow

Ellen Philpott

"A hungry fox is on the hunt for some food. When he spots Crow in her tree, he hatches a plan to get her cheese! What will Fox have to do to get Crow's delicious snack?"--Publisher.

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Space party  by Catherine Baker

Space party

Catherine Baker

"Captain Comet is having a party and does all sorts of things that are party related."--Publisher.

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Let's play music  by Catherine Baker

Let's play music

Catherine Baker

"Ladybird Class are playing musical instruments. Ali Lion loves the drums, but he plays very loudly! Can Ali help the orchestra and save the show?"--Publisher.

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Let's play sports  by Claire Smith

Let's play sports

Claire Smith

Ladybird Class love sports! At the stadium, everyone cheers the athletes as they race, swim, do gymnastics and win medals. What sport would you like to play?

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The seaside trip  by Catherine Baker

The seaside trip

Catherine Baker

Join Ladybird Class on their trip to the beach! Can Noah Panda and the others help Clippy Crab clean up his seaside home?--Back cover.

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Fun pets  by Catherine Baker

Fun pets

Catherine Baker

We love pets! Read about dogs, cats, rabbits and other fun pets that we look after and play with.--Back cover.

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Queen Joan  by Claire (Children's reader author) Smith

Queen Joan

Claire (Children's reader author) S...

Queen Joan and Dee Dee go shopping in the rain. Queen Joan has trouble falling asleep and finally goes to sleep when Dee Dee is waking up!

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Anansi helps a friend  by Katie Woolley

Anansi helps a friend

Katie Woolley

"The animals will not play with Anansi's children. Find out what happens when Anansi helps his friend Snake."--Publisher.

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The lion and the rabbit  by Narinder Dhami

The lion and the rabbit

Narinder Dhami

The animals in the forest are all scared of the lion because he wants to eat them. Can a clever little rabbit think of a plan to stop him?--Back cover.

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Barn owl  by Claire Smith

Barn owl

Claire Smith

"Two stories that build on the phonics learned in previous steps and focus on the sound and letter combinations: ar, or, ur, ow, oi, er."--Publisher.

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Goldilocks and the three bears  by Katie Woolley

Goldilocks and the three bears

Katie Woolley

"Goldilocks is walking through the woods when she discovers a house belonging to three bears. With curiosity getting the better of her, what will happen when the bears return home?"--Publisher.

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The mice and the elephants  by Monica Hughes

The mice and the elephants

Monica Hughes

"The elephants and the mice had always lived away from one another, and the mice are frightened of the elephants until the Elephant King helps them out. When the elephants are in trouble, what will the Mouse King do?"--Publisher.

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Aliens!  by Katie Woolley

Aliens!

Katie Woolley

Aliens drop by to visit a young girl and together they have some great adventures.

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Go, Kit Cat!  by Zoë Clarke

Go, Kit Cat!

Zoë Clarke

"Two stories that build on the phonics learned in previous steps and focus on the sound and letter combinations- m, d, g, o, c, k, ck."--Publisher.

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The three fish  by Narinder Dhami

The three fish

Narinder Dhami

Three big fish live in a pond. One day, some fishers come to the pond. What will the three fish do?--Back page.

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Interrupting Cow meets the wise quacker  by Jane Yolen

Interrupting Cow meets the wise quacker

Jane Yolen

"Interrupting Cow meets a new friend who knows more jokes than anyone on the farm. Interrupting Cow can't believe her luck to have met a duck who loves to laugh as much as she does. But will he like her favorite joke?"--Publisher.

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Town mouse and country mouse go on a bus  by Jackie Walter

Town mouse and country mouse go on a bus

Jackie Walter

"In this twist on the original fairy tale, Town Mouse and Country Mouse visit each other's houses on the bus."--Publisher.

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Tom and the gingerbread man  by Damian Harvey

Tom and the gingerbread man

Damian Harvey

"In this twist on the original tale, a boy called Tom smells the gingerbread man in the oven, and he really wants to take a look."--Publisher.

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Hansel and Gretel and the witch's cat  by Damian Harvey

Hansel and Gretel and the witch's cat

Damian Harvey

"In this twist on the original fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel find a cottage made of sweets. A witch lives there, and she wants to eat Hansel! Luckily, the witch has a cat."--Publisher.

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Puss in Boots and Kitty  by Katie Woolley

Puss in Boots and Kitty

Katie Woolley

"In this twist on the original fairy tale, the miller's son is given two cats by his father. Puss can talk to humans; Kitty is very clever. And Kitty has big plans."--Publisher.

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Little Red Riding Hood and her dog  by Damian Harvey

Little Red Riding Hood and her dog

Damian Harvey

"In this twist on the original fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood has a dog called Little Blue, and Little Blue really does not like the Big Bad Wolf!"--Publisher.

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Chicken Licken and the squirrel  by Katie Woolley

Chicken Licken and the squirrel

Katie Woolley

"In this twist on the original tale, a squirrel is collecting acorns and drops one on the head of a silly chick called Chicken Licken."--Publisher.

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The Queen's new crown  by Damian Harvey

The Queen's new crown

Damian Harvey

"A Queen discovers something funny about her new crown."--Publisher.

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Raptor on a tractor  by Russell Punter

Raptor on a tractor

Russell Punter

"Raptor's tractor causes dino road rage in this hilarious tale for beginner readers. When Raptor's tractor has to take a short cut it soon causes gridlock! Find out what happens next in this hilarious new addition to the popular phonics readers series. A funny...

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Peppa's first glasses  by Ellen Philpott

Peppa's first glasses

Ellen Philpott

"Pedro Pony says that Peppa needs glasses. Mummy Pig takes Peppa to the optician for an eye test!"--Back cover.

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Daddy Pig's old chair  by Ellen Philpott

Daddy Pig's old chair

Ellen Philpott

"Madame Gazelle spots a leak in the school roof and needs to raise money to fix it. What will Peppa and Daddy Pig find to sell (and buy!) at the jumble sale?"--Publisher.

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Fun at the fair  by Lorraine Horsley

Fun at the fair

Lorraine Horsley

"Enjoy all the fun of the fair with Peppa Pig and her family. Who will win all the teddy bears and who will be scared on the rides?"--Publisher.

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Going boating  by Ellen Philpott

Going boating

Ellen Philpott

"Join Peppa and her family and friends as they row, row, row their boats on a fun day out. Whose boat will make it back to Miss Rabbit first?"--Publisher.

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School bus trip  by Ellen Philpott

School bus trip

Ellen Philpott

"Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a school bus trip. What adventures will they have when the visit the mountains?"--Back cover.

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First sleepover  by Ellen Philpott

First sleepover

Ellen Philpott

"Snuggle down and join Peppa for her very first sleepover. It's night-time and the grown-ups want peace and quiet, but it's hard to keep the noise down when you're having fun with your friends! Can Peppa, Zoe Zebra and the rest of the girls have a midnight...

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Daddy Pig's office  by Ellen Philpott

Daddy Pig's office

Ellen Philpott

"Peppa and George are visiting Daddy Pig's office for the day. Find out who they meet, and whose job they like doing best"--Back cover.

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Going on holiday  by Katie Woolley

Going on holiday

Katie Woolley

"Peppa and her family are going on holiday, but Teddy is still on the aeroplane! How will Peppa get her back?"--Back cover.

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The three little rats  by Damian Harvey

The three little rats

Damian Harvey

"Three little rats set off to build their own houses but a big bad cat is watching!"--Publisher.

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The dog prince  by Jackie Walter

The dog prince

Jackie Walter

"In this new story based on the Frog prince fairy tale, a football-mad princess discovers a dog with a secret."--Publisher.

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The big, hungry pancake  by Sheryl Webster

The big, hungry pancake

Sheryl Webster

"When a woman makes a pancake for her children, they can't wait to eat it. But the pancake wants to eat them!"--Publisher.

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The tiger and the monkey  by Sheryl Webster

The tiger and the monkey

Sheryl Webster

"When Monkey wakes up Tiger, he is sure she will eat him. When Tiger lets him go, he promises to help her."--Publisher.

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The orange lamb  by Jackie Walter

The orange lamb

Jackie Walter

"A lamb looks very different to the other, is he really a lamb?"--Publisher.

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The enormous potato  by Damian Harvey

The enormous potato

Damian Harvey

"Grandpa plants some potatoes, but one plant grows very big. Everyone wants to help pull it up!"--Back cover.

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The pirates' three wishes  by Katie Woolley

The pirates' three wishes

Katie Woolley

"When the pirates are granted three wishes, they must use them carefully! What will they wish for."--Publisher.

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Vroom, Vroom, Baboon!  by Russell Punter

Vroom, Vroom, Baboon!

Russell Punter

"It's a race to the finish line in the Jungle Grand Prix. Can Baboon beat sneaky Cheetah? In this funny rhyming story, racing driver Baboon looks set to win the Jungle Grand Prix. But her rival Cheetah will try any trick to stop her. Will he...

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Pinkalicious  by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious

Victoria Kann

"Pinkalicious and Peter get a big surprise when their foster cat has kittens! Caring for six rambunctious kittens is a huge challenge. Will Pinkalicious and Peter be able to convince Mommy and Daddy to let them keep them."--Publisher.

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Gopher the chauffeur  by Lesley Sims

Gopher the chauffeur

Lesley Sims

"Gopher drives the Queen from one crazy escapade to another on an unexpected road trip. This laugh-out-loud rhyming story, starring quirky characters and stunning illustrations, will encourage a love of language and a joy of stories. With lots of details to...

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The unbeatable Lily Hong  by Diana Ma

The unbeatable Lily Hong

Diana Ma

"To save the Clarktown Community Center, which houses her parents' Chinese school, Lily and her fellow students must master a traditional Chinese dance in time for the center's first showcase and receive some unexpected help from her rival, Max...

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This is Hulk  by Anthony J. Lee

This is Hulk

Anthony J. Lee

"See the Hulk as you've never seen him before.! Go back to a time when Bruce Banner was just a young scientist and see how he becomes the Hulk. This is Hulk introduces young readers to the world of Marvel's most incredible Super Hero scientist."--Publisher.

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These are the Avengers  by Thomas Macri

These are the Avengers

Thomas Macri

"With terrific all-new art, this book is the perfect introduction to young reader of all their favorite Marvel super-team, featuring top characters like Black Panther, the new Captain America, and Captain Marvel alongside returning favorites like Iron Man"--

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Rapunzel  by Mary Auld

Rapunzel

Mary Auld

"Rapunzel is taken by a witch and hidden away in a tall tower deep in the woods. Then a prince finds the tower."--Publisher.

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Orangutan with a van  by Russell Punter

Orangutan with a van

Russell Punter

"Orangutan's removal van faces lots of obstacles in this hilarious phonics reader. Orangutan has a big day ahead. Tiger is moving house and he has a lot of stuff to go on Orangutan's van. Will it all get there in one piece? Find out in this hilarious story...

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Pocket money  by Joy Cowley

Pocket money

Joy Cowley

Join Sonny and his tuahine as they earn pocket money by learning the rules, make yummy (or not so yummy) kai for Mum and Dad, and share embarrassing moments together. Pocket Money contains three illustrated short stories using the same characters. Great for...

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Shad Hadid and the forbidden alchemies  by George Jreije

Shad Hadid and the forbidden alchemies

George Jreije

"After defeating the necromancers and bringing alchemy back to the Alexandria Academy, Shad Hadid is ready for an exciting second term at school. It doesn't hurt that he's being called a hero, but the new lessons are harder than he expected and his mentor,...

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Red, white, and whole  by Rajani LaRocca

Red, white, and whole

Rajani LaRocca

"Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she's the only Indian American student, and home, with her family's traditions and holidays. But Reha's parents don't understand why she's conflicted--they only notice when Reha doesn't meet their strict...

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Eli over easy  by Phil Stamper

Eli over easy

Phil Stamper

"The last few months have been pretty tough for Eli. He moved to New York City and left his small town in Minnesota with his extended family and everyone he knows. He hasn't made any new friends. And his mom died unexpectedly, shattering his whole world. He...

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Mr Creep the crook  by Allan Ahlberg

Mr Creep the crook

Allan Ahlberg

"Mr Creep the crook is a bad man, and all his family are bad too - even Growler, his dog. But when he escapes from jail and heads to the seaside, he finds out that being bad is not such a good idea after all. The 'Happy Families' series is designed for use at...

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The scarlet dragon  by Jordan Quinn

The scarlet dragon

Jordan Quinn

"A newly-hatched, rare scarlet dragon comes under the special protection of the King and Prince Lucas, so when the dragon becomes ill Lucas and Clara set out for the forest of Burth to find the vixberries needed for a cure."--Publisher.

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Goldilocks met three bears  by Damian Harvey

Goldilocks met three bears

Damian Harvey

"Goldilocks discovers an empty cottage in the woods and goes inside. After realising her mistake, she tries to make things right!"--Publisher.

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Helpful Jack and the giant  by Katie Woolley

Helpful Jack and the giant

Katie Woolley

"At first, the giant wants to eat Jack. Soon, he realises Jack could be helpful to him instead!"--Publisher.

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The magic pudding pot  by Jackie Walter

The magic pudding pot

Jackie Walter

Beth is given a magic pot that makes porridge. Then she discovers it will make puddings, too!

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The elves and the shoe shop  by Katie Woolley

The elves and the shoe shop

Katie Woolley

"One night, a poor shoemaker and his wife discover two little elves. The elves make lots of shoes."--Publisher.

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The three Billy Goats and the broken bridge  by Jackie Walter

The three Billy Goats and the broken bridge

Jackie Walter

"When the Three Billy Goats Gruff try to cross the bridge, a Troll rushes out. He is trying to warn them about the broken bridge."--Publisher.

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Rumpelstiltskin and the baby  by Damian Harvey

Rumpelstiltskin and the baby

Damian Harvey

When Rumpelstiltskin reminds the miller's daughter of her promise, she is worried. What will happen to her baby?

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Lucky Ducky's very first day of school  by Mercer Mayer

Lucky Ducky's very first day of school

Mercer Mayer

"Little Critter and Little Sister prepare for her first day at school. But when his little sister loses her favorite stuffed toy, Lucky Ducky, before they leave in the morning, Little Critter comes to the rescue.

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You can be a vet  by Phil (Children's author) Williams

You can be a vet

Phil (Children's author) Williams

"Doctor Clare invites Barbie to spend the day at her veterinary clinic. Barbie is thrilled to meet all the new animals, cute and weird, and is excited about how much she is going to learn."--Publisher.

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Animal friends.

Animal friends.

"Join the Disney Princesses and their animal friends on four different adventures!"--Publisher.

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The family computer  by Ellen Philpott

The family computer

Ellen Philpott

"Mummy Pig is working, but Peppa and George want to play on the computer. When it breaks, can Daddy Pig fix it?"--Back cover.

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Camping trip  by Lorraine Horsley

Camping trip

Lorraine Horsley

"Peppa Pig and her family are going on holiday in their camper van. Find out what happens when they get lost on the way!"--Back cover.

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Little creatures  by Lorraine Horsley

Little creatures

Lorraine Horsley

"There are many interesting little creatures in Grandpa Pig's garden for Peppa, George and their friends to learn about!"--Back cover.

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Recycling fun  by Lorraine Horsley

Recycling fun

Lorraine Horsley

"Join Peppa and her family on their fun day recycling their rubbish. You'll never guess what Miss Rabbit tries to recycle next."--Publisher.

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T. Rex needs specs  by Lesley Sims

T. Rex needs specs

Lesley Sims

"A funny rhyming story, specially written to develop awareness of words and letter sounds. A short-sighted dinosaur, crashing around the forest... What could possibly go wrong? This laugh-out-loud rhyming story, starring quirky characters and stunning...

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Interrupting cow and the wolf in sheep's clothing  by Jane Yolen

Interrupting cow and the wolf in sheep's clothing

Jane Yolen

Interrupting Cow introduces a lonely wolf to her friends, and they all share her famous knock-knock joke.

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I want to be a scientist  by Laura Driscoll

I want to be a scientist

Laura Driscoll

"When I take a trip to the North Pole with my Mom to study whales, I learn that are so many different ways to be a scientist. Did you know that there are meteorologists, zoologists, astronomers-and many more! Maybe I'll be a scientist, too!"--Publisher.

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Pangolin plays the mandolin  by Lesley Sims

Pangolin plays the mandolin

Lesley Sims

"Pangolin loves playing her mandolin. There's just one problem... She's nocturnal so she's twanging her strings in the middle of the night. The other animals in the rainforest aren't happy to be kept awake. Will they reach a compromise?"--Publisher.

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Yeti cooks spaghetti  by Russell Punter

Yeti cooks spaghetti

Russell Punter

"Yeti is expecting a lot of customers at his Ice Cafe. Delicious spaghetti should fill them up. But how much to make? You can't have too much spaghetti, can you?"--Publisher.

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Shark in the park  by Lesley Sims

Shark in the park

Lesley Sims

"Oh no, there's a shark in the park! Or is there? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and colourful illustrations."--Publisher.

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Kelp finds a way to help!  by Natalie Shaw

Kelp finds a way to help!

Natalie Shaw

"Kelp loves helping his friends and family. But how can Kelp help this time? Can he dance the problem away or will he need some unicorn magic?"--Publisher.

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The cool bean makes a splash  by Jory John

The cool bean makes a splash

Jory John

"The cool beans are the best swimmers in town. Check out how they dive! Look at how they cannonball! Watch how they backflip! As for the Cool Bean, the shallow side of the pool is the only side of the pool he treads water on. Until one day, the Cool Bean sees...

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The Frog Prince  by Damian Harvey

The Frog Prince

Damian Harvey

"The princess is sad when her golden ball lands in the pond. Can a little frog really get it back for her?"--Publisher.

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Desert plants and animals  by Libby Romero

Desert plants and animals

Libby Romero

Desert Plants and Animals is a beautifully designed reader all about hot and cold deserts - what makes a place a desert, and what can survive in these extreme environments?

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Save the Pandas  by Ruth A. Musgrave

Save the Pandas

Ruth A. Musgrave

"Save the Pandas will introduce kids to everything they need to know about pandas and their cute cubs - including fun facts about where they live, what they eat, and how we can all help to keep them safe."--Publisher.

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All about light  by Ruth A. Musgrave

All about light

Ruth A. Musgrave

"Children will love to find out about different sources of light and why we need it."--Publisher.

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Sparkly gems

Sparkly gems

"Learn all about beautiful gems, some are naturally beautiful and others are grown in labs - but they all make fabulous jewellery!"--Publisher.

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The ugly duckling  by Jackie Walter

The ugly duckling

Jackie Walter

"One duckling is not like the others. When the animals laugh at him, he decides to find some new friends."--Publisher.

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Fast animals / Ruth A. Musgrave. by Ruth A. Musgrave

Fast animals / Ruth A. Musgrave.

Ruth A. Musgrave

"Use your reading superpowers to learn all about animals that can run, fly and swim faster than all the others - a high-quality, fun, non-fiction reader - carefully levelled to help children progress. Fast Animals is a beautifully designed reader all about the...

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The best crown ever  by Sue Graves

The best crown ever

Sue Graves

"The king wants the perfect crown to wear for his party, but none of them are quite right. The queen might just have a good solution."--Publisher.

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The water hole  by Amelia Marshall

The water hole

Amelia Marshall

"In this world tale from South Africa, the animals all help to dig a water hole except Jackal, who has a very different plan."--Publisher.

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The little red tortoise  by Amelia Marshall

The little red tortoise

Amelia Marshall

In this world tale from South Africa, a brave little tortoise decides to face a huge grumpy giraffe. This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to bookbands to encourage independent reading skills. Perfect for 5-7 year olds or those...

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Windy night with wild horses  by Mary Pope Osborne

Windy night with wild horses

Mary Pope Osborne

"Jack and Annie are whisked away to Mongolia to meet the near-extinct little horses and their caretakers, but can they help protect the last of the horses from predators?"--

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Rabia's Eid  by Rukhsana Khan

Rabia's Eid

Rukhsana Khan

"It's Eid-al-fitr-the last day of Ramadan, which means it is the last day for Rabia to fast with the rest of her family and she has never done it before. Rabia is so excited! She eats just before sunrise and then the day of fasting begins! Rabia gets to have...

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