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1781127565
Paperback:Mint choc chip at the market café:2017 Paperback
Author: Meres, Jonathan
Illustrator: Coulson, Hannah
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Priya loves helping out at the stall her family have run for donkey's years. But one day she meets Stan. His dad sells everything from dog treats to fish tanks - just like the Sharma family! Priya is horrified, but Nana-ji is one hand to offer lessons on the balance sheet of life. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
84 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128774
Paperback:Nellie Choc-Ice and the plastic island:2019 Paperback
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Illustrator: Smith, Jamie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Nellie Choc-Ice is on her way home to the North Pole at last! But things don't go so smoothly when Captain Beardy-Beard's trusty submarine grinds to a halt in an island of plastic - and they aren't the only ones who are trapped. It's up to Nellie to untangle everyone from the mess. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
78 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125597
Paperback:Anna Liza and the happy practice:2016 Paperback
Author: Colfer, Eoin
Illustrator: Robertson, Matt
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
104 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125759
Paperback:Mr Birdsnest and the house next door:2016 Paperback
Author: Donaldson, Julia
Illustrator: Shaw, Hannah
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door, that is until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128308
Paperback:Grandpa Bert and the ghost snatchers:2018:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Blackman, Malorie
Illustrator: Demmer, Melanie
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside covers Previous edition: published as Grandma Gertie's haunted handbag. London: Heinemann, 1996 Grandma Gertie is rather strange. With her big square glasses and a parrot on her hat, Anna and Kasper don't know what to make of her. But Grandma's got a secret. Grandpa Bert is a ghost and he's travelled all the way from Barbados squished inside her handbag! Even worse, they're being followed and Grandpa Bert could be in very grave danger. Can Anna and Kasper help their grandparents before it's too late? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
89 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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04/09/18
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178112907X
Paperback:Albert Johnson and the buns of steel:2021 Paperback
Author: Earle, Phil
Illustrator: May, Steve
Year: 2021
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dad is a Master Baker and Albert is expected to one day follow in his footsteps. There's just one problem - Albert doesn't care about baking, he only cares about football, tennis, cricket and any other sport you can think of. When his dad invents The 'Doughmaster 5000' to help out around the bakery, it seems all their problems have been solved. But disaster is never far away and soon Dad's miracle solution is a rampaging nightmare! With just a pair of football boots, a tennis racket and a cricket bat to hand, can Albert really come to the resuce and fix this mess? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
112 pages, illustrations (colour). (pbk)
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12/05/21
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1781120056
Paperback:Mr Birdsnest and the house next door:2012 Paperback
Author: Donaldson, Julia
Author: Shaw, Hannah
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door, that is until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
74 p., ill. ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781124302
Paperback:The monster from the blue planet:2015 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Illustrator: Dolan, Elys
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Zaleb is fascinated by the solar system and when she gets her very own spaceship for her birthday, she decides to go on an adventure! She's always loved the tales about the little blue planet called Earth and the monsters that live there, so she decides to catch one to be her pet. But Izzy isn't about to be anybody's pet! Can the two become friends? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
74 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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178112762X
Paperback:Norman the Norman and the very small Duchess:2018 Paperback
Author: Ardagh, Philip
Illustrator: Morgan-Jones, Tom
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Dyslexic-friendly Norman the Norman is at it again! And this time the Duchess of Normandy is determined that her William should have little Norman helping with his 'Conquest thingy'. After all he is Normandy's bravest broadsword swinging hero! But can Norman even make it to the boat on time? Or are there other adventures to be had with robbers, giants, a messenger called Barry, and Matilda the very small Duchess? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
91 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781123535
Paperback:The moonshine dragon:2014 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Illustrator: Armino, Monica
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Dyslexic-friendly When a tiny silver dragon is chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight, all sorts of mayhem breaks loose! Soon moonshine magic has shrunk Patrick too, and he is forced to hole up inside his toy castle as the knight attacks the 'fire worm'. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
91 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125058
Paperback:Ted rules the world:2015 Paperback
Author: Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Illustrator: James, Cate
Illustrator: Riddell, Chris
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ted thinks there's something fishy going on. Ever since his birthday when he got a special loyalty card at the local shop, all his great ideas are being thought of by the new Prime Minister too. Now there's laws about walking to school and everyone has Monday's off. Could the shop's market research lady have anything to do with it? And if Ted has become a Leader, shouldn't he start thinking up proper laws to save the world? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
86 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125481
Paperback:Monster slayer:2016:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Patten, Brian
Illustrator: Riddell, Chris
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations on inside covers Previous edition: published as Beowulf and the monster. 1999 The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified. Even the King has abandoned his great Hall. Hero after hero comes to slay the monster, but no one outwit Grendel. Only Beowulf has a chance. But when Beowulf finally triumphs, an even greater horror awakens. Grendel's mother, the Hag, wants revenge on the slayer of her son. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
83 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125708
Paperback:A twist of tales:2016 Paperback
Author: Donaldson, Julia
Illustrator: Bailey, Peter
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: A king hides a terrible secret under his crown. A marvellous dream inspires an epic journey. A clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
87 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781127352
Paperback:The great telephone mix-up:2018 Paperback
Author: Nicholls, Sally
Illustrator: Dempsey, Sheena
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly When the village wires get crossed after a storm, there's a lot of confusion and plenty of missed connections. Margaret can't run her summer fair, Jai can't speak to Aditi, and Will is rather happy because no one can tell his mum how much trouble he's in! Can the villagers learn to love their neighbours and could the great telephone mix-up really be a blessing in disguise? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
94 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125074
Paperback:Out for the count:2016:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Fine, Anne
Illustrator: Gausden, Vicki
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Dyslexic-friendly Previous edition: published as Countdown. London: Heinemann, 1996 Illustrations and text on inside cover Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it's cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn't agree, and so Dad challenges him to spend a day cooped up in his room. The countdown has barely begun when Hugo starts to go stir-crazy. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
90 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781126976
Paperback:Norman the Norman from Normandy:2017 Paperback
Author: Ardagh, Philip
Illustrator: Morgan-Jones, Tom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside covers Norman, the Norman from Normandy, loves fighting. He gets up every morning wearing nothing but his chainmail and runs around his bedroom waving his sword, then uses it to chop the top off his boiled eggs. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
94 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781127360
Paperback:PramBusters!:2018:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Fine, Anne
Illustrator: Gausden, Vicki
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition]
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside covers Previous edition: published as Design a pram. London: Mammoth, 1991 When the rain threatens to ruin the fun at a summer camp, Malik and his friends are tasked with inventing a pram that any baby would love. But when ideas start flowing, tensions run high and it turns out that not everyone agrees on exactly what a baby would need. Only the PramBusters can be sure to sort this out! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
81 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128502
Paperback:The unlucky eleven:2019 Paperback
Author: Earle, Phil
Illustrator: May, Steve
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside cover When luck deserts the previously successful Saints, Stanley's team-mates become convinced that they are under the control of a terrible curse. Their ridiculous attempts to beat the curse lead to injury, embarassment and further humiliation, until by the last game of the season they're ready to give it all up. Step forward Stanley, to take the most important free-kick of his life. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
93 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781121931
Paperback:Go! Go! Chichico!:2013 Paperback
Author: McCaughrean, Geraldine
Illustrator: Percival, Tom
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside covers Chichico is thrilled when a talent scout spots him during a kick-about with his friends Davil and Ana, and he is asked to try out for Santos Brazil. But without a pair of football boots, how will Chichico ever be taken seriously? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
81 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125554
Paperback:The genius aged 8 1/4:2016 Paperback
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Illustrator: Smith, Jamie
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Alfie Poppleton (real name Squeaky Squawker Redface Slurp Bottom) has got his work cut out dealing with a set of very silly adults. Can Alfie get the town of Underpants - and the rest of the country - sorted out? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
87 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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178112390X
Paperback:Sea urchins and sand pigs:2014 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Illustrator: Horne, Sarah
Year: 2014
Language: English, German
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Dyslexic-friendly With treasure trails, dune pigs and the occasional visiting mermaid, there's never a dull moment in Sandy Cove, as a gang of children find out when they visit the holiday village one hot summer. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
100 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781122458
Paperback:The first third wish:2013 Paperback
Author: Beck, Ian
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations and text on inside cover When a newly-qualified fairy loses the third wish of three she must deliver to a woodcutter, young Dickon finds it. There is no limit to the number of times a lost wish may be used, and soon there are sparkly cats and magic lemonade bottles all over the place! Can fairy Cobweb find the wish and put a stop to Dickon's magic? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
80 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781126038
Paperback:The moonshine dragon:2016 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Illustrator: Armino, Monica
Year: 2016
Language: English, German
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German This translation originally published: 2014 When a tiny silver dragon is chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight, all sorts of mayhem breaks loose! Soon moonshine magic has shrunk Patrick too, and he is forced to hole up inside his toy castle as the knight attacks the 'fire worm'. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
91 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125333
Paperback:All about Ella:2017 Paperback
Author: Nicholls, Sally
Illustrator: Coulson, Hannah
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Sam is sick, and Ella is sick of Sam. Life seems to revolve around his hospital appointments, his medication and his need for peace and quiet. No one thinks about what Ella wants or needs, no one cares. In the end, Ella decides she doesn't care if Sam gets sicker, but when it does happen, she finds she cares an awful lot. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125880
Paperback:Dread Cat, an old tale:2017 Paperback
Author: Rosen, Michael
Illustrator: O'Byrne, Nicola
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers All the mice scarper, skedaddle and scoot back to their hidey-holes when Dread Cat's about. But now he's promised to turn over a new leaf. Instead of chasing mice he will feed them tasty bits of cheese. Can the mice trust a word Dread Cat says? Is the war between cat and mouse really over? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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