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The baker gets a huge shock when the giant pancake he is making leaps off the frying pan and rolls off into town! The butcher and the candlestick maker give chase, but soon a giant sniffs out the tasty pancake and chases them all! The only escape is on the river, but how can they stay afloat? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
Travel back in time to the centre of a mighty civilization that still fascinates the world. Find out more about the Egyptians - pharaohs and priests, farmers and scribes - and the royal intrigues, religious beliefs and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Egypt. Take a tour of a splendid palace, a bustling river port, an embalmer's chamber and of course the awesome Great Pyramid.
Follow the trickery and antics of Hyena and Rabbit as they try to out-wit each other in this collection of hilarious traditional tales from West Africa. * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Miss Petal has a very bad dog called Growly, who is always getting into trouble for behaving badly. But it turns out that Growly isn't the one behaving badly after all ... Children will enjoy using the illustrations to work out what is really happening in this entertaining story about a dog with a heart of gold. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
Take to the seas and journey back in time to meet some of history's most terrifying characters. Daring and skulduggery were alive and kicking when Cilician pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar, when a 17th-century buccaneer cut out his victim's heart and when Blackbeard roamed the seas. Explore a pirate ship, meet fearsome female pirates and learn about modern piracy.
Mammals gives you the full story of these fantastic creatures, journeying through an amazing array of habitats from the top to the bottom of the globe. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.
Ride on board an Athenian trireme at war, plunge yourself into the conflict with Troy, see how the famous gods of Olympus were worshipped, watch traditional Greek theare learn from some of the greatest scientific, artistic and philosophical minds of all time. Navigators: Ancient Greece puts you at the heart of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever seen.
Journey from the forest floor right up into the emergent layers of the rainforests - home to the most diverse and exciting range of wildlife on the planet. You will find out where the rainforests are located, what makes them so special, who lives there, and how we can protect their future. You will also meet the creatures that are unique to these environments, and see them in action.
Extreme Weather shows you just how exciting - and dangerous - life on planet Earth can be. See how the Sun drives everything that happens in our atmosphere, put yourself into the eye of a developing storm, join the crew of an air-sea rescue mission and experience the rigours of life at a polar research station. This book takes you on a whirlwind tour of an intense world.
Travel back in time to an age of battles and bloodshed. Find out more about knights - their chivalry, valour, jousts, weapons and battles. Discover more about siege warfare and watch history come alive with the colour and drama of cutting-edge artworks. Take a tour of some of the world's greatest castles, from early stone keeps to France's Chateau Gaillard.
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