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Are You There Little Bat?

Are You There Little Bat?

Little bat is hiding! Children will love peeping through the holes in the pages of this charmingly illustrated book in search of the elusive bat. With fingertrails to touch and details to talk about, there are lots of surprises along the way.

£5.99

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Little First Colouring Halloween

Little First Colouring Halloween

From bats and cats to wizards' hats, this book is full of all kinds of Halloween-themed pictures to colour. The bold outlines are a perfect way to develop pen control and colouring skills, while simple text on each page for parents to read encourages young children to be curious about the world.

£4.99

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween

Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween

Dress the sticker dollies in a range of Halloween costumers in this spooky addition to the Sticker Dolly Dressing series. There are lots of stickers with which to dress the dolls in brilliant costumes and accessories, and decorations to complete the magical scenes.

£6.99

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Wipe-Clean Halloween Activities

Wipe-Clean Halloween Activities

Young children need plenty of practice in pen-control – an essential skill they must learn before starting to form letters and numbers. This fun activity book is full of Halloween-themed activities, encouraging children to join the dots, spot differences, solve mazes and trace the dotted lines with the special pen provided, then wipe clean and repeat.

£5.99

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Trick or Treat, Parakeet?

Trick or Treat, Parakeet?

It’s Halloween and Parakeet is busy carving pumpkins and icing spooky treats. But when her friends come to call, they get a shock. Is that a GHOST who answers the door? A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with lively illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

£5.99

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100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet

100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet

How could plastic-eating bacteria help reduce waste? Can a river be given human rights? Could we generate all the power we need from the sun and the wind? How do woolly sweaters help penguins in peril? Would building a giant sunshade in space stop the world from overheating? Find the answers to these questions and more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of big, small and unexpected ways to save the planet.

£9.99

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In the forest puzzle book and jigsaw

In the forest puzzle book and jigsaw

This delightful pack contains a 100-piece jigsaw of a beautiful forest scene for children to assemble, as well as a 24-page picture puzzle book teeming with forest animals and objects to spot, match and count. There is also a black and white version of the jigsaw picture for children to fill in with their own pens.

£9.99

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Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Recycling and Rubbish

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Recycling and Rubbish

A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi tech sorting systems to the importance of make less rubbish in the first place. Includes top tips on how we can reduce and re-use.

£9.99

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Magic Painting Greek Myths

Magic Painting Greek Myths

An activity book filled with scenes of well-known Greek myths, from famous heroes and enchantresses to magical, many-headed monsters. Dip the brush in water and sweep it across the pages to reveal stunning colours, from golden fruit on King Midas’s table to rainbow feathers on Pegasus’s wings.

£5.99

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Poppy and Sam's Book of Fairy Stories

Poppy and Sam's Book of Fairy Stories

Poppy and Sam love fairy stories, and in this beautifully-illustrated collection you can curl up with 17 of their favourite tales. With classic illustrations by Stephen Cartwright, these timeless stories are perfect for sharing with little children.

£9.99

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Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Train Book

Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Train Book

Three delightful Farmyard Tales train stories with a wind-up model train to bring the tales to life. Each story has sturdy tracks embedded in the thick card pages and there's even a wheel to change the direction of the tracks.

£19.99

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Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls from Around the World

Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls from Around the World

Meet a girl who fights dragons, a brave warrior queen, and a daughter in search of her Samurai father... This beautifully illustrated collection brings you eight fantastic fairy tales from around the world. Full of wit, charm, compassion and courage, these heroes will inspire and empower a new generation of readers.

£12.99

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That's Not My Wombat

That's Not My Wombat

Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet lots of adorable wombats. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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Why Do Things Die?

Why Do Things Die?

A beautiful and gentle look at the circle of life, using Christine Pym's gorgeous animals characters to explore the emotions and facts around death, with questions such as Is it ok to talk about dying? What happens when someone dies? Can I shout and cry and hide away? and How can I stop feeling sad?

£9.99

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Graphic Novel

The Adventures of Robin Hood Graphic Novel

When Robert of Locksley’s lands are stolen, he is forced to take on a new identity as the fearless outlaw Robin Hood. Together with his band of loyal followers, Robin must win a battle of wits if he is to protect the poor from the scheming Sheriff of Nottingham.

£9.99

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Toad Makes a Road

Toad Makes a Road

Toad has moved in to a new house on a hill. But how will her friends visit her when there’s no road? She’ll just have to build one herself!

£5.99

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The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork

Fox loves playing tricks. But when he plays a trick on his friend Stork, she decides to teach him a lesson. Now Fox will find out how it feels to have a trick played on him! A humorous re-telling of the famous Aesop's fable,written especialy for children learning to read, with expert reading advice and wonderful illustrations by John Joven.

£5.99

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Mermaid in Trouble

Mermaid in Trouble

The third title in the brand new Sticker Dolly stories, a fiction series inspired by Sticker Dolly Dressing. It's the night of the Undersea Gala on the Enchanted Isle, and Nerissa the mermaid can't find the grand prize - the Shining Pearls. Have they been stolen? Who would do such a thing? It's up to the Magic Dolls to find out!

£5.99

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Baby Dragon

Baby Dragon

The fourth Sticker Dolly stories title, a fiction series inspired by Sticker Dolly Dressing. A baby dragon is all alone on the Enchanted Isle, with no one to care for it. Worse still, it only eats berries from an island far out to sea - and there's a storm coming in. The Magic Dolls need to spring into action to save the baby dragon, and fast!

£5.99

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Monsters go Swimming

Monsters go Swimming

Billy hates swimming. It's cold and wet and horrible. And just when Billy thinks things can't get any worse, his pet Mini Monsters turn up at his swimming lesson and make one very big SPLASH...

£4.99

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Monsters Move House

Monsters Move House

Billy's moving house! But the Mini Monsters have got lost on the way. How will Billy ever find them again? And to add to the confusion, it turns out there's a NEW monster on the scene... An exciting addition to Young Reading Series Two, for readers who are growing in confidence.

£4.99

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School's Cancelled

School's Cancelled

I've been working sooo hard with Milo and Govi to make our super-erupting volcano for the school science fair. I really thought we might win first prize - a trip to the National Space Centre. But now we're in BIG trouble. One minute we were in the lab practising our science demo, and the next thing we knew, our volcano exploded and flooded the corridors. School had to be cancelled! But did we really get our project so wrong - or is someone else trying to win first prize? Looks like a case for Anisha, Accidental Detective!

£5.99

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The Haunting of Aveline Jones

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose’s disappearance. Now someone…or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline. Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes.

£6.99

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