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Another one of our read-aloud favourite, this clever, thrilling and very funny book tells the story of a little girl who gets lost on the beach, from ‘her’ dog’s point of view.
A mixture of short bursts of text, high interest topics including and colourful, enticing illustrations make this a great series for reluctant or less confident readers.
Find out how ordinary 10-year old Ben Tennyson becomes a super hero in this tie-in to the popular TV series Ben 10. A bright, comic-style chapter book full of alien adventures, quizzes and puzzles.
A charmingly-illustrated, warm, family story about toddler Jay Jay. Every Sunday, he is taken to Grannie’s for dinner, where they share delicious food and he is fussed over by his many relatives.
Lots of great, highly-illustrated facts about a range of extreme sports from cheese rolling to parachuting, followed by a thrilling short story, 'The Climb'.
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