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Mara Bergman is an editor at Walker Books. She lives in England.
Winner of the Pre-School Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Through the terrific rhyming text and bold illustrations Oliver discovers that, though small, he is indeed mighty as he lives through his fears in this glorious, rollicking work of imagination. A picture book to be revisited time and time again to join in with Oliver on his marvellous adventures.
An inspiring bath time fantasy for all those who long to be bigger and braver than they are. Oliver sets sail on a great adventure across the wide expanse of bath water which soon turns into a foaming ocean across which he rides with whales and mermaids before meeting a wild storm, boarding a pirate ship and fighting the crew seeing off a monster in an almost deadly encounter. Oliver’s heroism, despite his size, is appealing and the illustrations of his escapades ask to be looked at again and again.
On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse... All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops TICKING and TOCKING and DINGING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn't have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along? From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large.
On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse... From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large. All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops to TICK and TOCK and DING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn't have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along?
A traditional folk tale about twelve princesses who defy their father's rules forbidding them to dance, by finding a magical kingdom where they can let loose - and wear out their shoes! Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legend. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. In this adventure in the Wonders of the World zone, Tiger tries to investigate Big Ben but encounters the BITE! In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for children who simply want to read more of the CODE adventure!
Dexter, Daisy and Lily are up to their usual doggy tricks causing mayhem in the park, chased by their young owners. Three mischievous mutts and a muddy stream should be a recipe for a disaster but instead these clever dogs bring everyone together. Soon dogs and children are all the best of friends! This warm and funny rhyming story celebrates the joy of playing outside and the bond between children and their pets.
A fabulously funny, glamorous tale from the bestselling illustrator of The Princess and the Wizard. It's the day of the Meowtown Dance Competition, and Cuddles has spent the morning in the salon and at the shops. After all, she likes to look her best! What's more, she has been busy running errands and practising her favourite dance routines... so perhaps it's not surprising that her afternoon catnap lasts longer than it should. Will Cuddles get to the competition in time, and will all her efforts allow her to shine on the dance floor?
Nok is missing. Will Max and Ant be able to follow the footprints and find him in On Nok's Trail? Find out what happens when Nok uses his powers to start Tiger's toy trucks in I Win! Who will be the first to cross the finish line? In Popcorn Surfing, Ant and Nok are cooking popcorn. Find out what happens when Nok puts too much corn into the popcorn maker! The micro-friends take their car to the park in Stuck in the Mud. Will their day be ruined when it suddenly starts to rain? Max's sister, Molly, has lost the cow from her toy farm. What else will Max and Nok find in the long grass when they go looking for it? Find out in The Lost Cow. Nok wants to go for a trip in Max's rocket in The Rocket Flight. What will happen when they take off and zoom into the air? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, phonic practice words, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.
Cat is painting a picture at school. Nok wants to help, but will he make it any better or will he just make a mess? Find out in Cat's Painting. Ant, Tiger and Nok are playing in the garden when Nok starts to feel hot. How can a micro-alien cool down? Find out in It's Too Hot! Cat, Tiger and Nok are at the fair in Helter-Skelter. Find out what adventures await the micro-friends when Nok spots a ride that looks exactly like a space rocket! In Funfair Fun, Nok finds himself trapped among some fairground toys. Can Cat and Tiger win the game and claim Nok as their prize? Nok has fallen asleep in one of Tiger's trainers. He's in for a shock when Tiger wakes him up using Robo-Rex! Find out how Nok gets his own back in A Shock for Nok. The micro-friends are playing football in the garden in Goal! Nok feels left out, so they find a way to play it at micro-size. What will happen when Nok goes in goal? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, phonic practice words, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.
One of an innovative new series of linked stories designed to build reader confidence. Nick Mack's best friend, Ellie, has a dog called Newton, whom she says is as much Nick's dog as hers. But Nick still wants a pet of his own. When Aunt Terri comes to visit Nick finds a four-leaf clover in the park - and his good luck soon kicks in... Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.