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Laura befriends a little lamb, Lollylegs, and hopes to keep him for ever. Laura's dad brings a lamb home to give away at the school fete. In the meantime, Laura takes care of the lamb and calls him Lollylegs. But by the end of the week, she can't bear the thought of having to give him away. Laura sets about making money to buy as many raffle tickets as she can in the hope of winning him back. But will the plan to keep Lollylegs work?
Join Little Witch and her friend Billy Wicked for three fun stories full of word plays, set in a magical land. Little Witch's favourite things are broom races with her best friend Billy Wicked and lemon-and-slime ice-cream with crunchy spider sprinkles. She would love to eat marshmallows for breakfast too, but she's stuck with toadflakes. Little Witch doesn't mean to get into mischief. Somehow though, she always does.
Your uncle is amazing, Mia's friends tell her. Yes, agrees Mia. He is magic. Mia's Uncle Robbie is amazing - he knows lots of magic tricks, like how to produce an egg from Mia's ear, or how to turn a red hanky into a green one. One kind of magic he hasn't yet learnt, however, is how to make his legs work. But this doesn't stop him from being the best uncle Mia could wish for!
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. This is a heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish girl determined to be unhappy in her new life in England - but who finds herself settling in despite herself.
Your imagination made that cave big enough for a dragon, said Uncle Paul. A dragon as big as a bus! Jake is excited when Uncle Paul offers to take him and his little sister out for the day. Jake wants to go to the big dark cave at the beach - they haven't been there for ages, and he can pretend to be a brave knight and save Princess Pip from the terrifying dragon. Pip is excited too: she'll get to wear her princess costume, and she knows that Sir Jake the Brave will save her! But when they arrive, the cave is much smaller than Jake remembers; he's too big even to fit inside it. Jake is so disappointed. Why can't things just stay the same? He soon realizes, however, that it's your imagination that counts. He'll just have to pretend - for Princess Pip!
Flora and Annie are off to stay with their grandparents for the summer. The girls will travel on their own from Cape Town on the bus, and Flora is proud that their mother has put her in charge. Flora loves lots of things about staying with Ouma and Oupa: swinging on the big old tree in the garden, baking with Ouma, playing with the other children from the neighbourhood. But there's one thing she doesn't like at all ... Nelson, their grandmother's large, red rooster. Little Annie isn't afraid of him, and Flora knows that she shouldn't be either. After all, she's supposed to be the grown-up one! But Flora can't help it - Nelson is scary and glary and he pecks hard. Will she overcome her fear?
Move over, Sherlock Holmes! Drusilla is a quiet, thoughtful little girl who has a small toy hippopotamus and four older brothers. Her hippo (Mrs Mu) goes everywhere with Drusilla. Her brothers (Harlan, Kal, CJ and Joe) go nowhere with her. In fact, their sole aim seems to be to taunt their small sister and stop her from joining in with their games. Usually Drusilla can withstand any amount of teasing, but when Mrs Mu goes missing, she suspects foul play... This time Drusilla will have to call upon all her resourcefulness to win through.
A touching yet amusing story about a boy's admiration for his dad - and his acceptance of his limitations. T is part of a happy family, and he loves everything about them - especially his clever dad, who drives a taxi and can make anything you like out of wood. When T's teacher arranges for his dad to come into school to talk about what he does for a job, T should be as proud as proud. But there's one problem: his dad doesn't speak English. T worries and worries about what to do - does his teacher realize? Will everyone laugh at him because his dad can only speak Bengali? But T's dad is cleverer than T thinks. When he comes in to school anyway and does an amazing puppet show, T realizes that being the same as other people is not everything. His dad really is a hero!
Birthday surprises are in store for the triplets in this enjoyable family story. The triplets' sixth birthday is coming up and the girls insist on buying individual presents for each other. They set out on a big shopping trip, but it's hard to choose - what will be just right for their sisters? Jo, Amy and Jess eventually find the perfect gift, but when the big day arrives, they end up playing with the things they gave rather than what they received! Perhaps they chose more for themselves than they realized...
Join Jimmy and Patchy Pat on a fun day out in Sherwood Forest. This weekend it's Jimmy's turn to take Patchy Pat, the class doll made by his teacher, home with him. Jimmy and his family take Patchy on a day trip to Nottingham, where they spend the day at the Robin Hood exhibition and dress up as characters from Sherwood Forest. But when they realize that Patchy Pat is no longer with them, they worry about what Mrs Khan will have to say on Monday.
Enter a prehistoric world with cave-boy Glog in this innovative storybook designed to boost reader confidence. Cave-boy Glog is accidentally left behind when his tribe move to new hunting grounds - and things look bleak. Glog will have to do the best he can to fend for himself until they come to find him. Along the way he encounters a ferocious wolf and gathers some new friends. He draws them on the cave wall for company, but it's not the same as his own tribe. Will Glog's family come back for him?
Nobody wants to play with Lucy on her first day in school. So her teacher gives her some chalks and Lucy begins to draw animals on the playground. She doesn't notice Zack and Ibrahim sitting at opposite ends of a nearby bench, watching her. As the three stories progress, Lucy, Zack and Ibrahim overcome the awkwardness of being alone at a new school, and become the best of friends, drawing together. 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.
When a strange old lady offers her a necklace, Mona realizes that the magic item will grant her every wish. That night she dreams about all the things she has ever wanted, and wakes to find them all crowding her room. So much so that when her mother calls her to Grandad's party, Mona can't get out! 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.
Based around the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence , these three stories expand the stories of the king, the queen and the maid in amusing and modern ways! 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.
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.