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A highly interactive book that lets children imagine what friends, family and possessions they’d like from a range of illustrated options. Perfect for shy children and less keen or confident readers.
Long-lost twins Olivia and Ivy couldn’t be more different – Olivia’s a cheerleader and Ivy’s a vampire! A great story for aspiring Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) readers with a liking for horror.
One day a boy finds a penguin on his doorstep. Deciding it must be lost, he decides to take it home and they set out for the South Pole. A thoughtful and beautifully-illustrated tale of friendship.
Ideal for babies from birth upwards. Use the vehicle-shaped tabs to turn the pages and look at all the different types of transport and the noises they make. Also available as an iPad app.
Packed with amazing facts and terrific trivia about things that children have done when they are eight, from writing novels and symphonies to climbing mountains and recording hit pop-songs!
All our downloadable activities in one place. Spot the difference, Colouring, Craft, Mazes, Wordsearches and lots more. Click here.
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