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A humourous illustrated book telling the story of 9 year-old Roger, who finds himself aboard the Golden Behind with a bunch of smelly, hairy, scary pirates. Great for pirate fans and less keen readers.
Packed with bright pictures and large text, this book will help children with word recognition and encourage talking and naming. A chunky book with hard-wearing pages perfect for little hands.
A fabulously funny first chapter book from a series retelling fairytales in a modern setting. Cinderboy is heartbroken when he can’t go to the cup final, that is until his TV godmother appears!
This feel-good novel written in verse follows Annie, who loves running, her family and drawing, as she deals with changes in her life, from her best friend’s moods to her mother’s new baby.
Written by an ex-Spice Girl, the Ugenia Lavender series feature a lively 10 year old girl. The format includes short stories, news, top tips and puzzle pages.
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