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1001 Arabian Nights Ingenious Survivors

Can you tell a story so well that your would-be-murderer decides to spare your life, just to hear how the story would end? Would you bet your life on being able to?

This is the challenge that the beautiful Scheherazade takes upon herself to face, not just once, but night after night, buying her life one day at a time with her strange and wondrous stories of extraordinary happenings and magical beings. The price of failure is not only her life, but the lives of countless other innocent young women, who have been condemned to satisfy the embittered King Schahriar’s lust for vengeance on all womankind.

Thus begins 1,001 Arabian Nights, a collection of tales that has enthralled generations of children and adults all over the world. In this volume, you will find some Scheherazade’s most compelling tales – characters who find themselves in exceptional circumstances and must rely on their own ingenuity to survive and prosper. Read on… you’ll be delighted!

 

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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People)

Ana Benaroya, a brilliant, young, independent American illustrator, has brought together 120 tips that provide an ironic, witty and gently subversive twist on all the guides to life for would-be prom queens and cheerleaders. This book provides the things that really matter for a teenage rebel, including How Not to Make Eye Contact with Your Mother and How to Turn Your Life into a Soap Opera, alongside humorous pointers for cultural and social advancement, such as How to Appreciate Jazz Music, and dreamy, surreal ideas, such as How to Fly and How to Breathe Fireballs. Part journal, part sketchbook and field guide, this book, vibrantly printed in bright spot colours, includes copious space for the reader to sketch, note and scrawl their thoughts on each tip and to chart their successes and failures. Exuberantly illustrated and packed with original thinking throughout, this book is the ideal gift for all girls aged 11 to 14 who want to be different.

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A Boy Named Harry

A Boy Named Harry tells about the childhood of modern Singapore’s founder, Lee Kuan Yew, in language accessible to young children. Harry grew up in a country that is very different from what it is now, went to school in a one-room schoolhouse and although he was a natural in English, mathematics and science, worked hard to gain entry into the
prestigious Raffles Institution. The book also relates Harry’s playful moments and shows the mischievous side of the boy who grew up to lead and build Singapore into a modern country.

About the Author

Sheri Tan has worked as a children’s book editor for more than 20 years. After graduating from Mills College in California, she moved to New York City to enter the publishing industry. She has worked at Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, editing fiction and non-fiction books for children ranging in age from toddler to young adult.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Patrick Yee is an award-winning illustrator of more than 100 children’s books. Some of his books include Little Buddy, Winter Rabbit, On Being Happy. He is most well-known in the US for his Rosie Rabbit board book series, which has sold close to 100,000 copies and been translated into five languages.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children’s authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: * Curriculum links:

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A Tree Is a Plant

A tree is the biggest plant that grows. Trees can live for a very long time, and they are alive all year long, even when they look dead in winter. Clyde Robert Bulla’s accessible text and Stacey Schuett’s lush, accurate illustrations follow a tree’s continuous life cycle through spring, summer, winter, and fall.

This is a Stage 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Chu’s First Day at School

Chu is a little panda with a BIG sneeze and when his first day at school approaches he is nervous. Will the other boys and girls be nice? Will they like Chu? A fabulously warm and funny story about little Chu and his enormous sneeze!

About the Author

Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. He is the only writer to have won the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for the same title – The Graveyard Book. His diverse catalogue of books includes Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the only writer to have written an episode of Doctor Who and to have featured in an episode of The Simpsons as himself. http://www.gaimanbooks.co.uk/ Adam Rex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now lives with his wife inTucson. His first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. He has also written books for teenagers and adults including Fat Vampire and The True Meaning of Smekday. Adam received the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2005.

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Clifford The Small Red Puppy

This is the story of how the biggest and most loved dog in America got to be so big!

About the Author

Norman Bridwell is the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the beloved Clifford series, which has over 126 million copies in print, in 13 languages! He lives in Edgartown, MA with his wife Norma. They have two children, son, Tim, and daughter, Emily Elizabeth.

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Collins Big Cat – Against the Odds: Pearl/Band 18

Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children’s authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: * Curriculum links:

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Dear Zoo

Lift the flaps to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet – in the end!

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Disney Planes 2 The Essential Guide

Fly sky-high with Dusty and the team with this perfect partner to Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue. The Essential Guide from DK is the complete guide to everything you want to know about the world of Dusty and the brave team of firefighting aircraft from Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue. Read all about your favourite characters from the movie and the locations they jet off to. Packed with over 400 colourful movie stills and character art, this book takes a closer look at key scenes from the Disney Pixar film and relives the adventures of air racer Dusty and the team. Will Dusty ever race again when his engine is damaged? How will he protect the Piston Peak National Park from fierce wildfire? Disney Planes Fire and Rescue: The Essential Guide tells you all.

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Disney Princess Enchanted Character Guide

This book helps you discover the magical and enchanting world of Disney princesses. You can follow Cinderella to the ball, join Jasmine on her magic carpet ride and dance with Beauty and the Beast until midnight in this enchanting guide to all your favourite Disney Princesses! You can discover all the Disney princesses names and movies plus their fairy-tale endings. You can get to know each beautiful Princess and read their magical story, meet their best friends and worst enemies, plus find out fascinating facts about your favourite Disney Princess. From Snow White and The Little Mermaid to Sleeping Beauty and Merida, find hundreds of colourful and stunning Disney Princess pictures of each famous character inside so you’ll feel part of the magical world of Disney Princesses! It allows you to step into the fairy-tale world of Disney’s most amazing Princesses.

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Doctor Who Official Annual 2015

The Official 2015 Doctor Who Annual is packed with essential info on the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, secrets from series 8, terrifying monster fact files, spooky stories, comic action, activities and puzzles. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for all Whovians!

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Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

In this imaginative new activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers are introduced to 18 great artists, then encouraged to try out the techniques that lie behind their greatest works. Short and accessible facts about each artist’s life and works are followed by creative projects that Marion has devised based on the artist’s particular techniques. Take your pencil for a walk in the spirit of Paul Klee, experiment with colour like Miro or create your own Cubist-inspired artwork.

About the Author

Author of the best selling Let’s Make Some Great Art series, Marion Deuchars is a Scottish born, award winning illustrator with a globally recognisable style. Her influential hand-lettering and illustration work has been used on advertising campaigns from Samsung and HP to posters for Formula 1 and stamps for The Royal Mail. Her books have won six international awards for design and illustration. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and one of six designers to represent the UK at Helsinki’s World Design Capital celebrations. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

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Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Palaeontology

Palaeontology is all about puzzle-solving, and putting two and two
together: after all, dinosaur skeletons don’t come out of the ground with an
instruction manual! This fun papercraft title offers kids the chance to be
palaeontologists themselves. 12 dinosaurs from across the Cretaceous,
Jurassic, and Triassic eras are featured. Each dinosaur is introduced on an
info page with a full colour illustration, where the anatomy of the dinosaur
is discussed in detail. Facts about habitat and diet are also covered.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts. This new edition features the fully updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander’sFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill. This deluxe edition is a must-have for any Potter fan. It comes with a gorgeous art print in a beautiful slipcase and features the fully updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since first publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable guide to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Muggles who have seen the eponymous film or read the Harry Potter novels will be familiar with some of these beasts – the Niffler, the Thunderbird, the Hippogriff … This new paperback edition features the recently revised 2017 text, which includes six curious new creatures that inhabit the North American continent, and a new foreword from Newt Scamander that sheds fascinating light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s.This new paperback edition features gorgeously shimmery snakeskin detail on the foil effect jacket and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Witches, wizards and Muggles of all ages will delight in discovering the extraordinary habits and habitats of magical beasts from across five continents.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander

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Learn all about Newt Scamander and the incredible film from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvellous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City and meet Newt’s fascinating friends! This magical scrapbook takes readers on an interactive adventure through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Filled with removable artefacts, such as wizarding newspapers, posters and other fascinating finds, this book has something for everyone!

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Fascinating Stories From Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen, a great storyteller with more than 150 fairytales and stories under his name, lives in the heart of every child and every adult who enjoys a good story. Everyday things like a shirt collar, needle, pen and inkwell come to life in Han Christian’s fascinating metaphors of life.

This collection contains 23 stories, featuring both the popular stories and lesser-known ones, retold and illustrated to the delight of every child’s reading pleasure. Come meet Thumbelina, the Snow Queen, the Happy Daisy and many more quirky, funny and incredible characters.

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Funny Face!: Find the surprises! Draw, color and fold!

Funny face! is an activity book based on visual jokes. Children draw, fold and colour to make surprising and funny things happen to all kinds of faces on the page. The inspired use of die cuts, folds and split pages helps children reveal a variety of visual gags; for example: doodling through a pair of die- cut shaggy eyebrows on one picture draws a droopy moustache on a picture on the page below; opening up a gatefold turns a little boys tiny ears into giant ones. More funny faces appear on pages split horizontally into three. Turning the sections back and forth creates mixed-up faces with different hats, noses and beards. Pages fold vertically to create characters with large noses or thought-bubble hair. The child is challenged to keep looking until they find all the jokes and tricks. The layout is generous enough to allow children to add their own doodling and colouring too.

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