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Jake won't stop boasting about his space ship, and soon he and Lizzy are involved in a race in this super space story for new readers from awardwinning author, Malorie Blackman.
With short chapters, a pacey style and plenty of magic and adventure, the Beast Quest series is ideal for keen and confident readers. In this title, Adam must defeat the terrifying Ice Dragon.
A mixture of short bursts of text, high interest topics including and colourful, enticing illustrations make this a great series for reluctant or less confident readers.
Children with visual or learning difficulties may enjoy the extra level of interaction offered by this series of highly-textured books.
A spooky story of Coraline, a girl who finds a parallel world beyond the door of her new house – complete with parents who have buttons for eyes…
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