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Mark Beech - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Mark Beech has been a freelance illustrator for the last ten years, and nowadays works a great deal in the world of children’s publishing. From picture books for early readers, to education and fiction books for older readers, he has even made a picture book for the ipad, which allows him to animate illustrations. He also designs greeting cards, and has even been known to work in the world of advertising from time to time. 

 

Featured books by Mark Beech

Famous Paintings Picture Book

Famous Paintings Picture Book

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Megan Cullis Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2018

With contents and index pages for easy reference, and links to specially selected websites to take virtual tours of art galleries.

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Siobhan Rowden Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

The proud ruler of a vast pickling empire, Granny Hogsflesh hides some strange-smelling secrets. Everything in her mansion stinks of vinegar and is a hideous shade of purple – including Granny herself. When Barnaby is forced to go and live with Granny after his father’s mysterious disappearance, he quickly realises there’s more to her pickling kingdom than meets the eye. Is she behind what happened to his dad, who, burping and slurping, vanished into the night? Or are some wicked bog-monsters to blame? Soon Barney must infiltrate the disgusting worlds of pickles and monsters to save his family from a sticky ending…

Other books by Mark Beech

The Magic Faraway Tree: Adventure of the Goblin Dog

The Magic Faraway Tree: Adventure of the Goblin Dog

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Adventure of the Goblin Dog is a stand-alone Magic Faraway Tree adventure by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. Discover the magic! Travel to the top of the Magic Faraway Tree with Peter and Mary on their quest to rescue a princess. Explore Fairyland in this truly magical story, where you'll encounter the Goblin Dog, rescue a princess and visit the Land of Storytellers. This is an irresistible story for all who've ever stepped into the Enchanted Wood and a fantastic introduction to the Magic Faraway Tree stories for new readers. This story first appeared in 1936 and was made part of the Magic Faraway Tree world in 1952, featuring different children discovering the Faraway Tree. The Magic Faraway Tree series is one of Enid Blyton's best-loved and most enduring creations. *** The Magic Faraway Tree (R), Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

Favourite Enid Blyton Stories chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Holly Smale and many more...

Favourite Enid Blyton Stories chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Holly Smale and many more...

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

An irresistible gift book of fabulous stories by everybody's favourite author, Enid Blyton, chosen and introduced by her famous fans from Jacqueline Wilson to Michael Morpurgo, Gemma Cairney to Mel from Bake-Off. This fabulous treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books including The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five and Malory Towers, among others. Every selection is chosen and introduced by one of the legion of superstars who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer, why Holly Smale (Geek Girl) fell under the spell of the Enchanted Wood and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five. This big gift book is fully illustrated in colour throughout and is ideal for reading aloud or dipping in alone. This is the perfect gift for children of all ages, so they can share in the magic, adventure and freedom of Enid Blyton's world. The complete list of contributors is: Danny Baker Pamela Butchart Gemma Cairney Mel Giedroyc Andy Griffiths Allegra McEvedy Lucy Mangan Michael Morpurgo Laura Mvula Holly Smale Robin Stevens Nicola Sturgeon Katie Thistleton Jacqueline Wilson Levison Wood *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

Favourite Enid Blyton Stories chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Holly Smale and many more...

Favourite Enid Blyton Stories chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Holly Smale and many more...

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

An irresistible gift book of fabulous stories by everybody's favourite author, Enid Blyton, chosen and introduced by her famous fans including Andy Griffiths, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo. This fabulous treasury contains excerpts from Enid Blyton's much-loved books including The Magic Faraway Tree, The Famous Five and Malory Towers, among others. Every selection is chosen and introduced by one of the legion of superstars who count Enid Blyton among their favourite childhood authors. Discover how Andy Griffiths loved the idea of living in the Faraway Tree (or a many-storied treehouse!), how Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, was inspired by Enid Blyton to become a writer and how Michael Morpurgo thrilled to the adventures of the Famous Five. This big gift book is fully illustrated in colour throughout and is ideal for reading aloud or dipping in alone. This is the perfect gift for children of all ages, so they can share in the magic, adventure and freedom of Enid Blyton's world. The complete list of contributors is: Danny Baker Pamela Butchart Gemma Cairney Mel Giedroyc Andy Griffiths Allegra McEvedy Lucy Mangan Michael Morpurgo Laura Mvula Holly Smale Robin Stevens Nicola Sturgeon Katie Thistleton Jacqueline Wilson Levison Wood *** Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

Famous Artists Sticker Book

Famous Artists Sticker Book

Author: Megan Cullis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Find out about the lives and work of the world's most famous artists, including Van Gogh, Dali, Monet and Warhol, in this beautiful information book. Each page is filled with fascinating facts and photographs of the artists' works, and there are over 130 stickers to add to the pages and links to specially selected websites for more information.

Candy

Candy

Author: Lavie Tidhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY meets BUGSY MALONE for 9+ readers. In a city where candy is a crime and biscuits have been banned, Nelle Faulkner is a 12-year-old private detective looking for her next client. So when a notorious candy gangster asks for her help, Nelle is on the case. Swept into a secret world of sweet smugglers and chocolate crooks, can Nelle and her friends find a way to take the cake. Or will they come to a sticky end...

My Dad, the Earth Warrior

My Dad, the Earth Warrior

Author: Gary Haq Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Famous Artists Picture Book

Famous Artists Picture Book

Author: Megan Cullis Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Find out about the lives and work of the world's most famous artists in this beautiful picture book, including Van Gogh, Dali, Monet, Warhol and more. With illustrations and photographs of the artists' works and internet links to carefully chosen websites for further information.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. 'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/10/2017

Random House presents the audio CD edition of Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?

Ash Boy A CinderFella Story

Ash Boy A CinderFella Story

Author: Lucy Coats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

When Cinder Ashok's mother dies in a freak carriage accident, he doesn't think life can get any worse but it does. His dad marries a total horror and Ash Boy inherits bullying step-brothers Rock and Boulder. All Cinder wants is to be left in peace in the library with his side-kick Buttons. But Rock and Boulder are on a mission to compete in Prince Charmless' upcoming jousting tournament. Everything turns upside down when Cinder's fairy godfather magics him into the tournament. Now he's got a happily-ever-after in his sights! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

This joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts about civilisations found in the British Museum. Full of bite-size facts about amazing ancient worlds and jokes that will have you howling, Maurice the Museum Mouse's comical collection is just as entertaining as the British Museum's own collection.

A Funeral in the Bathroom and Other School Poems

A Funeral in the Bathroom and Other School Poems

Author: Kalli Dakos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2017

The Extraordinary Exploding Frog

The Extraordinary Exploding Frog

Author: Jonathan Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2016

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 5: Can Fish Fly?

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 5: Can Fish Fly?

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Can Fish Fly? intrigues children with True or False questions about animals. Do hippos make their own sunscreen? Do octopuses have nine brains? Turn the pages to discover new facts and pore over photographs of some incredible animals. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Do You Remember?

Do You Remember?

Author: Helen Docherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

'I can't do it!' 'It's not easy learning to do new things,' said Mum. 'But you've always got there in the end.' Do you remember the first time you got dressed all on your own? You wanted to choose the perfect outfit. Do you remember the first time you jumped with both feet together? You landed right in the middle of a puddle and poor Grandpa got a bit wet, but we all clapped anyway. A touching, warm and intimate look back over the great achievements of a young child's struggles to learn something new, the help of their mother encouraging them to remember all the amazing things they've done before, like smiling, sitting up, and walking. Beautifully illustrated by Mark Beech, Do You Remember? will boost children's self-esteem and bring a tear to every parent's eye. This is the ideal gift for mothers.

Wilfred the Unwise

Wilfred the Unwise

Author: Cas Lester Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2016

When medieval wizardry meets cool street magic, what could possibly go wrong . . .? Wilfred is a young magical apprentice determined to become the best and most wise wizard that ever was. Unfortunately for him, he's not very good. He's got the raw talent, but he doesn't concentrate! In fact, he's become (rather unkindly) known as 'Wilfred the UNwise'. And when one of Wilf's spells goes badly wrong, he's suddenly in more trouble than ever before. A mix-up which sees him catapulted into the future - and more specifically, into Bel's hometown. Bel is an aspiring magician too - she wants to be an amazing street magician like her heroes on TV. She's even got a stage-name sorted, and unlike Wilf, she practises all the time - maybe just a little too much . . . Wilf is delighted by her skills, and begs to learn from Bel. She's not so sure, but agrees that they'll have to work together to try to work out how to get Wilf back to his own time. If only Wilf would stop messing around! Can these two young magicians work together, or will Wilf be stuck here forever?

Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories

Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Here is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: The Lost Presents Santa Claus Gets a Shock A Week Before Christmas; The Christmas Tree Aeroplane Good Gracious, Santa Claus! The Tiny Christmas Tree What Happened on Christmas Eve The Little Reindeer Bell The Very Full Stocking In Santa Claus's Castle What They Did at Miss Brown's School Santa Claus Gets Busy The Christmas Tree Fairy The Little Christmas Tree A Family Christmas -Christmas Holidays A Family Christmas - Bringing Home the Holly; A Family Christmas -The Curious Mistletoe A Family Christmas - Balder the Bright and Beautiful A Family Christmas - The Christmas Tree A Family Christmas - A Christmassy Afternoon A Family Christmas -Bringing in the Yule Log A Family Christmas -Christmas Carols A Family Christmas -A Visitor in the Night A Family Christmas -The Story of Santa Claus A Family Christmas -Christmas Day

Enid Blyton's Holiday Stories Contains 26 classic tales

Enid Blyton's Holiday Stories Contains 26 classic tales

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

A wonderful selection of short stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Ideal for reading aloud, or for children from about 7 years old to read alone. From sandcastles at the beach to enchanted ice-creams, step into the summer with these delightful characters. Adventure, fun and magic can all be found on holiday with Enid Blyton, who has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: At Seaside Cottage The Magic Ice Cream Wagger Goes to the Show A Surprise for Jimmy The Twins Get in a Fix The Enchanted Cloak Adventure Up a Tree John's Hanky The Magic Watering Can Peppermint Rock The Donkey on the Sands In the Middle of the Night A Bit of Blue Sky The Smugglers' Caves Mr Gobo's Green Grass Smokey and the Seagull Adventures Under the Sea An Exciting Afternoon Lazy lenny Pink Paint for a Pixie Shut The Gate Look Out for the Elephant! Stayinh with Auntie Sue A Puppy in Wonderland The Three Sailors The Magic Seaweed

Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories

Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Here is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s are. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: The Lost Presents Santa Claus Gets a Shock A Week Before Christmas; The Christmas Tree Aeroplane Good Gracious, Santa Claus! The Tiny Christmas Tree What Happened on Christmas Eve The Little Reindeer Bell The Very Full Stocking In Santa Claus's Castle What They Did at Miss Brown's School Santa Claus Gets Busy The Christmas Tree Fairy The Little Christmas Tree A Family Christmas -Christmas Holidays A Family Christmas - Bringing Home the Holly; A Family Christmas -The Curious Mistletoe A Family Christmas - Balder the Bright and Beautiful A Family Christmas - The Christmas Tree A Family Christmas - A Christmassy Afternoon A Family Christmas -Bringing in the Yule Log A Family Christmas -Christmas Carols A Family Christmas -A Visitor in the Night A Family Christmas -The Story of Santa Claus A Family Christmas -Christmas Day

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: The Knockits of Knockity Hoo

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: The Knockits of Knockity Hoo

Author: Maureen Haselhurst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In The Knockits of Knockity Hoo Jed and Ava explore the caves at Knockity Hoo and discover the never-seen-before Knockits. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 10: The Legend Of Robin Hood

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 10: The Legend Of Robin Hood

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Legend of Robin Hood describes how Robin Hood became an outlaw, formed his band of Merry Men and met Maid Marion. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire junior readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: The Lost World

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16: The Lost World

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Lost World tells the story of a daring expedition to the rainforests of South America. The scientist Professor Challenger is determined to prove that he has discovered dinosaurs living in the 'Lost World'. He sets the challenge for a team to go and visit it for themselves, but what will the explorers find? Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 14: Absolutely Awful Adults

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 14: Absolutely Awful Adults

Author: Claire O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Absolutely Awful Adults, read three hilarious stories and let Mr Peacock, Mr McMeanie and Mr Splatter persuade you that some adults are absolutely awful and should not be allowed within a trillion miles of delightful children like you! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know Fundamentals of a Good Year 3 Education

What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know Fundamentals of a Good Year 3 Education

Author: E. D. Hirsch Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2012

Designed for parents, teachers and home educators to use with children, this third volume in the Core Knowledge UK series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging Year 3 education, including: Familiar and favourite poems - old and new, from the beloved limericks of Edward Lear to Allan Ahlberg's whimsical 'The Answer'. Literature from around the world - read African, Chinese and Japanese folktales; myths from ancient Greece; British classics including excerpts from A Bear Called Paddington and Peter Pan; and traditional tall tales such as 'Robin Hood and his Merry Men'. Learning about language - learn the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humour. Geography of the world and Britain - explore the rivers of the world, learn about the important rivers and basins of the UK and take a ride down the rivers leading into the Humber Estuary. World and British history - travel to Ancient Greece, visit China and Japan and explore British history from the Normans to the Elizabethan Era. Visual arts - try engaging activities while learning about line, form and symmetry; learn how to look at great architecture like the Parthenon, the Great Stupa and the Guggenheim Museum; discuss landscapes, still lifes and mythological paintings. Music - become familiar with basic music theory, great composers, instruments and fun songs to sing including popular songs such as 'Do-Re-Me' and 'The Hippopotamus Song'. Mathematics - challenging activities ranging from topics such as fractions, three-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division problems as well as a first look at equations and geometry. Science - learn about the cycle of life and the seasons, simple machines, the wonder of the human body and more, including lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists.

Al Iltizam Bil Qawaed (Following Rules)

Al Iltizam Bil Qawaed (Following Rules)

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

An Takouna Masoulan (Being Responsible) Citizenship Series

An Takouna Masoulan (Being Responsible) Citizenship Series

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

An Tosaed (Being Helpful) Citizenship Series

An Tosaed (Being Helpful) Citizenship Series

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Takween Sadaqat (Making Friends) Citizenship Series

Takween Sadaqat (Making Friends) Citizenship Series

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

An Takouna Qaedan (Being a Leader) Citizenship Series

An Takouna Qaedan (Being a Leader) Citizenship Series

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

An Takouna Adelan (Being Fair)

An Takouna Adelan (Being Fair)

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

An Takouna Sadeqan (Being Honest)

An Takouna Sadeqan (Being Honest)

Author: Cassie Mayer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Three Rocks

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Three Rocks

Author: Monica Hughes, Nikki Gamble, Thelma Page Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Three Rocks is based on the traditional tale Stone Soup. A poor man arrives in town with three magic rocks, promising that he can use them to make dinner for everyone - how will he manage it? This humorous story written by Monica Hughes and charmingly illustrated by Mark Beech will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds, enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Euuugh! Eyeball Stew! Iggy the Urk: Book 3

Euuugh! Eyeball Stew! Iggy the Urk: Book 3

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

Iggy discovers a young member of the Henna tribe lost in the jungle (Henna, so-named for their fiery red hair and penchant for covering their faces in mud). The girl is wearing some rare and precious firestones, which mesmerise the Urks, especially Borg, who devises a new and devious plot to become Chief Urk. Iggy must embark on a dangerous journey to return the Henna girl safely to her tribe in the Cloud Mountains. But when he gets there, the welcome is not exactly what he had in mind. Time for a very cunning plan.

I Am Reading: Yeti Spaghetti

I Am Reading: Yeti Spaghetti

Author: Samantha Hay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2009

The villagers of Scoffi are crazy about cooking and chefs have travelled from all over the world to take part in the annual Scoffi cookery competition. There's only one problem - the Yetis! Will Yann's yodelling keep them away, or will the lure of lovely lasagnes and incredible ice-creams be too strong? The I AM READING series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-colour pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginner readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.

Custard and Crayons With Polly and Jago

Custard and Crayons With Polly and Jago

Author: Sarah Rowden, Joanna Vestey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Goat Pie

Goat Pie

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

When Ulrik Troll invites Grumpa for Trollmas (trollish Christmas) he thinks he is doing a good thing. Little does he know his parents have spun a few white lies about life in Biddlesden - its forests, mountains and healthy troll population. Fresh from Norway Grumpa is looking forward to seeing their wonderful new home. He isn't prepared for suburbia, or worse still - people. But most distressing of all, with no real forest where will they catch the goat for their traditional festive goat pie? They decide to steal a goat from the local farm, but when they bring the goat home, Grumpa doesn't react in quite the way they expected - is that fear in his eyes? Another adventure with the wonderful and hilarious troll family and their long-suffering neighbours the Priddles.

Trolls on Hols

Trolls on Hols

Author: Alan Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

It's summer and all of Ulrik's school friends seem to be going on something called 'holiday'. Mr and Mrs Troll investigate. Their neighbours, the Priddles have just bought a caravan, and after a muddled conversation, it seems the troll family have been invited to join them. But when they arrive at the campsite in Wales and the Priddles open the caravan to discover it full of trolls they don't seem very pleased. But this is the least of their worries, as stories of a wild Beast living on the moor nearby start to surface, and Ulrik finds himself helping to solve a hairy, scary local mystery. A very funny and brilliantly observed holiday mystery with the lovable Troll family and suffering Priddles.

Truckers The First Book of the Nomes

Truckers The First Book of the Nomes

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/1990

'Outside! What's it like?' Masklin looked blank. 'Well,' he said. 'It's sort of big-' To the thousands of the tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. Things like Day and Night, Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store - their whole world - is to be demolished. And it's up to Maskin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside ... The first title in the magnificent trilogy, The Bromeliad.

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