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The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

An absolute must for all those who love animals.  Otto is the first penguin chick to be born that year and he has to teach all the other chicks to swim, to dive and so on, but of course he must learn how to do it first and all by himself because the adult penguins seem preoccupied with other things! Tomlinson’s simple, lighthearted and often humorous writing style are great for those who read a little as they’ll be encouraged to read all the more and become hooked on the reading bug.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Plop is a baby owl. Perfect in every way - except for one. He's afraid of the dark! But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends, that dark can be fun and exciting and magical! This is a story for very young readers.

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The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Suzy the little striped cat is always curious; so curious that she often gets into all kinds of trouble. And that is exactly what happens when she climbs into a hot air balloon and finds herself swept up in the air and across the sea. Will Suzy ever get back to her own home? An exciting story for beginner readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A young gorilla wants to be as strong and brave as his father but everyone thinks he is young and rash. How can Pongo show how grown up he can be? Luckily, Pongo realises that being grown up isn’t just about being strong and brave! When his baby sister is born he learns how to be a grown up in other ways. ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up

The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Hilda the hen wants to visit her new baby relatives but how will she get there? Hilda needs to find a way of making the journey to her aunt’s farm safely and reliably. Luckily, Hilda is a very resourceful hen! Hilda’s feisty character make her an engaging character in this entertaining story. ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

How can Plop, the baby owl who is afraid of the dark, overcome his problems? Luckily, everyone has a story to tell him about the very special things that happen after dark and soon Plop is as happy in the dark as any other baby owl. This classic picture book in a new edition will reassure and delight a new generation of readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find out

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The many dangers that beset a baby penguin are well-captured in this touching story about Otto, the penguin chick. Otto needs to take care to survive the risk of predators and the dangers from the terrible weather that he is born into. Luckily, there are many other penguins around who can help him both to learn and to survive in this touching story about being young and curious. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Three Favourite Animal Stories

Three Favourite Animal Stories

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A bumper volume of The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, The Hen who Wouldn’t Give Up and The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home in one volume.

Other books by Paul Howard

1, 2, BOO! A Spooky Counting Book

1, 2, BOO! A Spooky Counting Book

Author: Paul Howard Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2019

We went trick-or-treating and we saw ... When a brother and sister go trick-or-treating, they compete to see who find the most bizarre and brilliant things. As they try to count all the hair-raising creatures, everything escalates until ... It's time for the Halloween feast! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE! A new take on an old favourite, children will love learning to count with this funny rhyming story - packed with ghosts, skeletons, dancing monsters, spooky bats and much, much more! From the illustrator of the bestselling The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, this is a brilliant and accessible board-book version of Paul Howard's laugh-out-loud Halloween picture book, I Went Trick-or-Treating.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate

Author: Vivian French, Frederico Bonifacini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Find out all there is to know about chocolate in this mouth-watering book full of fascinating facts - and some shocking truths! Everyone loves chocolate! But there's far more to it than we thought... Did you know that English pirates originally thought the Spanish imported sheep's droppings? Or that a chocolate drink was a perfect way to poison your enemy? Describing the historical progress of the miraculous bean - from the Aztecs to Nestle - with a mixture of facts, speculation, personal recollections and recipes, Vivian French and illustrator Paul Howard take us on a wide-ranging journey that gives us chocolate in all its glory.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2016

After a wonderful early life as a young colt on Farmer Gray's meadows, the stallion Black Beauty is sold to Squire Gordon of Birtwick Hall and joins the gentleman's stables. While his existence is no longer as carefree as before and he has to be trained by humans, he enjoys the company of the other horses there, such as the fiery Ginger and the kind Merrylegs. Unfortunately one day he is sold on to new owners, and a new chapter opens in his life, full of uncertainty, hardship and cruelty. Will Black Beauty ever make it back home, or reconnect with the people and horses that cared about him?

The Egg Thieves

The Egg Thieves

Author: Joan Lingard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

River Eyes

River Eyes

Author: Joan Lingard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Tortoise Trouble

Tortoise Trouble

Author: Joan Lingard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Tom and the Treehouse

Tom and the Treehouse

Author: Joan Lingard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Care of Henry

Care of Henry

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A gentle, heartwarming story about the friendship between a boy and his dog by much-loved author Anne Fine. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a tender and funny story about the friendship between a boy and his dog. Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mother's having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him - and his dog Henry - the best? This charmingly illustrated tale of priorities and friendship will teach kids to think carefully about what they value most in life, and stay with them long after they've turned the final page. A touching story for younger readers from former Children's Laureate Anne Fine.

The Bravest Ever Bear

The Bravest Ever Bear

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

Reissue of an award-winning modern classic. What is this book about? It's about a bear. The bravest ever bear. No, three bears. No, four and twenty black bears. Or maybe a penguin. No, no, it's about a sausage. A sausage? That can't be right. I'll start again. This book is about the perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a sausage (again). Oh, I give up. The problem is everyone thinks this is a story about them and is determined to tell it their way. So, if you really want to know who there was and what they did, you'll just have to read these funny and ridiculous stories for yourself!

Toffee and Pie

Toffee and Pie

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2008

John and his horse each make a new friend when they travel to a new place. John and his family are always on the move: they live in a trailer that is drawn by their cob, Pie, and they never stay in one place for very long. When they arrive at the next new town, John isn't looking forward to starting another new school. But there he meets a boy called Tom - who loves horses as much as he does! John can draw fantastic horses and Tom thinks he's great, and suddenly it doesn't matter so much that John can't read or write very well. When the two friends meet up after school to ride their horses together - John on Pie and Tom on Toffee - John wishes he could stay here for ever. But soon it's time to move on again ... maybe they will be back next year.

The Year in the City

The Year in the City

Author: Kathy Henderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2007

A month-by-month celebration of a year in the life of a city by an award-winning author. As the year turns, the city changes. The snow and ice in January; the wind and Chinese New Year in February; spring-cleaning in March; the Easter holidays in April; the blossom of May; the blooming of June; the heat of July; the August exodus and mass arrival of tourists; the beginning of a new school year and football season in September; Halloween in October; the rain and gloom of November; and Christmas in December... Then it's January again! The years keep turning.

When Santa Fell to Earth

When Santa Fell to Earth

Author: Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Mischievous reindeer Twinklestar has bolted - leaving real-life Santa Claus Niklas to fall from the sky in his Christmas caravan! Luckily he crash-lands in a friendly neighbourhood, where two children come to his rescue. But he's still in terrible danger. For on his trail are Gerold Goblynch and his bad Santas from Yule Land, who will stop at nothing to steal Christmas! A big-hearted story of two children's adventures to save the last real Santa on earth.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2005

Plop is a baby owl. Perfect in every way - except for one. He's afraid of the dark! But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends, that dark can be fun and exciting and magical! This is a story for very young readers.

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Author: Ursula Moray Williams, Joan Aiken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2005

Why was I ever born a witch's kitten? Why - oh, why? With his bright blue eyes and sparky magic whiskers, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a kitchen cat, but that's just what he longs to be. So, while his sister Sootica learns how to ride a broomstick and turn mice into toads, Gobbolino sets off to find a nice warm fire and a family to care for him. He has many adventures along the way and makes many friends, until he finally finds the home he dreams of. First published in 1942, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat continues to delight children - a true modern classic.

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams, Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2005

Proud and brave, Uncle Peder had never made so fine a horse before. The little wooden horse loves Uncle Peder like a father and hopes never to leave him. When the toymaker falls on hard times, the little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, walking the tightrope in a circus, or gathering pirate treasure, the loyal little horse has only one desire: to return to his beloved master's side. First published in 1938, Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is well-loved modern children's classic.

Taking The Cats Way Home

Taking The Cats Way Home

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2005

A superb title in the new-look Sprinters relaunch by a highly acclaimed children's author. Jane has a cat called Furlong who walks with her to school every day. Then, one day, he takes his own way home. When William, the new boy, threatens Jane with violence, it seems the only way she can escape him is to take Furlong's secret path, along the wall and into the unknown...; With its simple, dynamic story-telling and line illustrations, this is ideal for children building their reading confidence.

The Otter Who Wanted to Know

The Otter Who Wanted to Know

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2005

A charming story about an adorable sea otter from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, chasing fish and asking a hundred and one questions. One day Pat's quiet life is turned upside down when she gets caught up in a pretty scary adventure. Suddenly she doesn't have time to ask any questions, and even if she did, no one would know the answers. This time Pat just has to find things out for herself! Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. Perfect for kids aged 5+ who love Julia Donaldson, and Dick King Smith's The Sheep Pig. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard. Have you enjoyed all of Jill's animal stories? The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up The Otter Who Wanted to Know The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson's animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children's books for nearly four decades.

Care Of Henry

Care Of Henry

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2005

Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mother's having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him - and his dog Henry - the best?

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2004

A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment's notice. The next blizzard, the next meal and the threat of being orphaned are all challenges that must be faced. But how will Otto and his friends manage? The only way that penguins can do - by looking after each other. A perfect story for animal lovers young and old, filled with tenderness and love combined with a subtle humour. Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2004

A heart-warming classic children's story from Jill Tomlinson about a Gorilla who's looking to the future. Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can't wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father's and a big chest that he can thump. Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard, making it an even more enjoyable story for young readers.

Three Favourite Animal Stories

Three Favourite Animal Stories

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2004

Three heart-warming classic stories full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop is a baby barn owl. He is perfect in every way - except for one thing. He's afraid of the dark! One day Suzy the cat finds herself flying away in a hot-air balloon. How is Suzy going to find her way home? Hilda is a small, speckled hen. When she makes up her mind to visit her new cousin chicks nothing can stop her! Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition containing The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, The Cat Who Wanted to go Home and The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard - making it a terrific collection of stories for young readers.

The Otter Who Wanted to Know

The Otter Who Wanted to Know

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2004

antics by Jill Tomlinson. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, chasing fish and asking a hundred and one questions. One day Pat's quiet life is turned upside down when she gets caught up in a pretty scary adventure. Suddenly she doesn't have time to ask any questions, and even if she did, no one would know the answers. This time Pat just has to find things out for herself! Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Otter Who Wanted to Know is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Author: Jill Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2004

A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. Dark is nasty he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all. Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.

The Witch's Tears

The Witch's Tears

Author: Jenny Nimmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2002

Wonderfully spooky and atmospheric story for newly confident readers, by an award-winning author. A Collins Roaring Good Read for confident young readers. In a whirl of rainy weather, a strange woman appears on Theo and Dodie's doorstep making Theo very uneasy. His mother and little sister do not seem at all alarmed by her. Dodie loves Mrs Scarum's stories and her wild dancing. But Theo suspects there might be trouble affot, not helped by the fact that his father, usually as reliable as the clocks he repairs, has failed to return home. When Theo is told that you can tell a witch by her tears -- if they turn to crystal, she is definitely one. But Mrs Scarum is too happy, she will never cry, so Theo will never know and neither will the readers! all is left to the imagination in this beautifully written novel for confident young readers.

Walker Book Of Classic Poetry & Poets

Walker Book Of Classic Poetry & Poets

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2001

A sumptuously illustrated and acclaimed collection of some of the best-known and best-loved poems written in the English language. Here are over eighty of the most memorable poems written in the English language. The poets represented range from William Shakespeare to Carl Sandburg, Edward Lear to Emily Dickinson, Banjo Paterson to W. B. Yeats. With lively biographical sketches and fascinating notes this is indeed a classic collection.

Lady Long Legs Big Book

Lady Long Legs Big Book

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2000

Nisba may be new at Farm Lane School, but she won't be pushed about. When an older girl tries to stop Nisba from walking along the green tiles in the corridor, the new girl puts her foot down. She's got long legs and she's going to use them.

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