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Aleksei Bitskoff - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

ALEKSEI BITSKOFF always loved to draw as a child, covering his exercise books in doodles. His illustration for the AOI's Transport For London competition was exhibited in the summer and his story Me and You gained 3rd place in the Macmillan Prize. He has also been highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Award.

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Bright Bursts of Colour

Bright Bursts of Colour

Author: Matt Goodfellow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

'Matt Goodfellow is a fresh voice on the children's poetry scene.' (Pie Corbett) What if cats had flavoured fur or if you swallowed the sun? What if you were a special kind of badger or if you found a map to the stars? And what if your home was split during the week: one half at Mum's, the other half at Dad's? Packed with brilliant poems that explore a whole range of themes from the downright silly to the sensitive, this collection will delight, enthuse and resonate with children and adults alike!

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

There's no ducking out - an Arctic space race is on and Adventure Duck must defeat his new nemesis, the Wicked Walrus! Adventure Duck fluffs up his feathers and heads to the North Pole, where his ice-hearted enemy, Power Pug, has taken over a secret space base. The pug's latest hench-animal, a super-smart walrus, is building a rocket to blast his master into space. But if it launches, the whole Artic will be wiped out! Can Adventure Duck and his new friend - an (occasionally) invisible reindeer - stop Power Pug from expanding his evil empire using mind control ice lollies?

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Cinderella

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Cinderella

Author: Jerry Mahoney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Snow White

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Snow White

Author: Jerry Mahoney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Aladdin

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Aladdin

Author: Jerry Mahoney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

Author: Jerry Mahoney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

The duck with the supersonic quack is back! Adventure Duck, the world's unlikeliest superhero, has a tasty new mission - saving the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE! Ay, caramba! Adventure Duck and his zebra sidekick, Ziggy, have a tasty new mission in Mexico. Their nemesis, Power Pug, has a dastardly new scheme to control the world's chocolate supply. With the help of a llama with projectile spit, Adventure Duck and Ziggy set out to foil the pug's nefarious plans to dig up the rainforest to build an enormous chocolate factory. But Armando the Commando and his army of armadillos stands in their way... Can the superhero amigos find a chink in the armadillos' armour and save the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE?

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Author: Debbie White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

In this hilarious chapter book, aliens Itsy and Weeny are always in trouble. Can they find the Chief a pet, or will that end in disaster too? Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 17: Simon Barbecue

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Oxford Level 17: Simon Barbecue

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Simon is a legend in his own lifetime. There's nothing he won't do. Parachuting into the Amazon and finding his way home - no problem. Scaling mountains - all in a day's work. But reading between the lines, it becomes very clear that Simon's self-confidence far outstrips his survivial skills, and that spending the night in a local garden centre isn't sufficient preparation for being parachuted into the Amazon... The book is made up of three short stories about the heroic, hapless Simon, all of which he survives in spite of himself. 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.

The Queen Elizabeth Family

The Queen Elizabeth Family

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

A classic, fun-filled family holiday adventure from one of the world's best storytellers, Enid Blyton! Mike, Ann and Belinda have heard all about how exciting the big cities in America are with their hustle and bustle - and enormous plates of delicious food! And so when they find out that they are to travel on the big and glamorous ocean liner The Queen Elizabeth to New York, they can't quite believe their luck! What adventures lie in store them . . . The perfect holiday story for readers of all ages! Also available: The Caravan Family The Seaside Family The Buttercup Farm Family Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

The Buttercup Farm Family

The Buttercup Farm Family

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

A classic, fun-filled family summer holiday adventure from one of the world's best storytellers, Enid Blyton! Mike, Belinda and Ann are going to spend six whole spring and summer months in their caravans, on the beautiful Buttercup Farm with their aunty and uncle. They are very excited! With every creature you could possibly imagine from the noisy ducks and chickens to the enormous cows and horses and even gorgeous baby lambs, the Buttercup Farm family are in for a world of adventure, mischief and fun! The perfect holiday story for readers of all ages! Also available: The Caravan Family The Seaside Family The Queen Elizabeth Family Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her fantasy books, including The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair, are among her most popular creations and they promise to enchant boys and girls for generations to come. Enid Blyton takes her place alongside Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne as one of Britain's true heritage children's authors. 'Her books were terrific page-turners in the way no others were' - Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Sleep

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Sleep

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Why do people need to sleep? What happens when you are asleep? And where do different animals sleep? Find out in Sleep. The fiction book that accompanies this title is Wake Up!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 9, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Dad, Can You Do This?

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Dad, Can You Do This?

Author: Liz Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Zac can do lots of things that Dad can't, from fitting into small spaces to swinging on the climbing frame. But Dad has a secret talent Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 2, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

What If: Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside? Hilarious scenes bring elephant facts to life

What If: Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside? Hilarious scenes bring elephant facts to life

Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2017

Imagine if an elephant came with you to school for a day! What might she get up to? She might be too loud for the library; elephants raise their trunks and trumpet very loudly when they talk! Discover amazing and unusual facts about elephants in this hilarious picture book. With humorous scenarios and everyday comparisons young readers can relate to, this is the perfect introduction into the life of a elephant. Jam-packed with animal facts and information, kids will love the friendly and colourful artwork in this delightful non-fiction book.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11: Teeny Tiny Aliens and the Great Big Pet Disaster

Author: Debbie White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Teeny Tiny Aliens Itsy and Weeny are always in trouble. Can they find the Chief a pet, or will that end in disaster too? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Fantastic Plants and Animals

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Fantastic Plants and Animals

Author: Catherine Veitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Discover some of the most fantastic plants and animals in the world! Each double-page spread shows one plant and one animal who share an amazing characteristic, from bright colours to brilliant disguises. These creatures are brought to life by detailed photographs which readers will love to pore over. 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.

Who Will Marry Prince Harry?

Who Will Marry Prince Harry?

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A funny fairytale with a twist, perfect for children learning to read. From the author of Dilly the Dinosaur. Prince Harry loves lists. He makes one every day and it's always full of his favourite things to do. But then the King and Queen decide it is time for a change. Now there's only one thing on Harry's list. He must find the perfect princess . . . and get married! A modern Cinderella story - from the prince's point of view! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Chapters Interesting characters and themes A rich range of vocabulary More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Gold.

Long Arm Vs The Evil Supply Teacher

Long Arm Vs The Evil Supply Teacher

Author: Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

A new superhero's in town in the second laugh-out-loud adventure from children's TV presenters Sam and Mark! Long Arm might be saving the day but his alter-ego Ricky Mitre is still always in trouble with his grumpy and very trumpy teacher, Mr Pinkerton. So when a cool new supply teacher comes to school, Ricky's problems are solved! Or are they? Has Long Arm met his match? And where do all the town animals keep disappearing to?

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

Author: Camilla de le Bedoyere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? What If a Shark Could Do Gymnastics? provides a fun and engaging introduction into the life of a great white shark. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time. A great white shark has nearly 240 teeth! Featuring superb illustrations with an engaging question and answer format, this series will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts. Following on from the popular What if a Dino series, QED is publishing four new titles on ocean animals: Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? - 9781781715826 Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper? - 9781781715833 Could a Shark do Gymnastics? - 9781781715819 Could a Whale Swim to the Moon? - 9781781715840

Could a Whale Swim to the Moon ?

Could a Whale Swim to the Moon ?

Author: Camilla de le Bedoyere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a blue whale was your friend? What If A Blue Whale Could Swim To The Moon? provides a fun introduction into the life of a blue whale. By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts. For example, what would a whale do on Valentine's Day? She would make an enormous valentine card because she has the biggest heart in the animal world! Featuring superb illustrations with an engaging question and answer format, this series will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain animal facts. Following on from the popular What if a Dino series, QED is publishing four new titles on ocean animals: Could a Penguin Ride a Bike? - 9781781715826 Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper? - 9781781715833 Could a Shark do Gymnastics? - 9781781715819 Could a Whale Swim to the Moon? - 9781781715840

The Secret Fairy Travel Guide

The Secret Fairy Travel Guide

Author: Libby Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Found by a little boy and reproduced here at five times its original size, this unique travel guide gives humans an insight into fairy holidays. Featuring survival tips (make sure you aren't seen!), entry requirements (a magical passport and a flying licence), sightseeing tips, places to stay and exciting things to do, clever human readers will spot that the Land of the Big People is actually just one ordinary house and garden.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: The After-School Alien Club

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 10: The After-School Alien Club

Author: Jonny Zucker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The After-School Alien Club is the best club in the galaxy! Everyone wants to go because, instead of grown-ups being in charge, it is run by aliens. It's out of this world! 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 If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door!

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join Diplodocus as he goes to the zoo, gets a job and has a shower. Along the way, discover just how long, loud and greedy he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs

Author: Chris Jarvis, Alexandra Koken, Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join Stegosaurus as he starts school, goes to a party and takes a nap. Along the way, discover just how big, slow and spiky he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join Triceratops as he goes to the dentist, catches a train and plays football. Along the way, discover just how big, tough and toothy he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join T. rex as he plays in the park, tries PE and goes to a sleepover. Along the way, discover just how big, strong and fast he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if they were alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Making use of an engaging question and answer format, this book will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts. Other books in the series include: There's a Diplodocus at the Door There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

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