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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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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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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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Star rating: 5 out of 5
12/05/21
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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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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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1781121923
Paperback:Stars of mine:2013 Paperback
Author: Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Illustrator: Peluso, Martina
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly A King marries a poor girl after being told she can perform amazing feats with a spinning wheel. But what will happen to her when he realises he's been tricked? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
82 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128715
Paperback:Sophie takes to the sky:2019 Paperback
Author: Woodfine, Katherine
Illustrator: Smith, Briony May
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside cover Dyslexic-friendly Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while everyone else goes to watch him fly in his marvellous balloon. She's far too frightened of the crowds, the commotion and even riding in a horse-drawn carriage. 5-8. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
86 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125783
Paperback:Blue John:2017:[New edition] Paperback
Author: Doherty, Berlie
Illustrator: Neonakis, Alexandria
Year: 2017
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: London: Puffin, 2003 Before being banished, the Queen of Darkness snatched up two things - the blue heart of the mountain and the gold of the sun - making a child of them, Blue John. One day, Blue John follows some children from the caves into the sunshine and is turned into stone. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
84 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781124175
Paperback:The rats of Meadowsweet Farm:2015 Paperback
Author: King-Smith, Dick
Illustrator: Ambrus, Victor G.
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Life on Meadowsweet Farm has always had a balance - Farmer Green turns a blind eye to the messiness of his farm and the rats run the show, glorying in the muck and mire. Well, one rat in particular - Ripper the King Rat. But one day things turn upside down when Farmer Green kills some of Ripper's best men. Now the rats are out for revenge. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
83 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781124280
Paperback:The bad trousers:2014 Paperback
Author: Asquith, Ros
Illustrator: Hedderwick, Mairi
Year: 2014
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 When your birthday is just around the corner, it can be tempting to second-guess the presents you might be getting. Robbie's pretty sure he's getting his dream present - a kitten! Granny has been dropping hints about cats, and her cat has just had kittens. But when he is given the gift of some truly terrible cat-print knitted trousers instead, what's he to do but try and get rid of them any way he can! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
83 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781122873
Paperback:The castle in the field:2013 Paperback
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrator: Hanson, Faye
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 Chris, Lisa and Tom love their hide-out - but it has to stay a secret! A great countryside tale from the multi award-winning master storyteller. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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178112521X
Paperback:Grey island, red boat:2016 Paperback
Author: Beck, Ian
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Illustrations on inside covers Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey, from the weather to the castle, the grass, and the flowers. But then the red boat arrives, and with it a young man who believes he is cursed - everything he touches turns to colour. Princess Opal and the people of the island are enchanted, but the King is suspicious and imprisons Wendell. Opal must find a way to escape to a life filled with love and colour. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
80 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128391
Paperback:Molly Rogers to the rescue:2019 Paperback
Author: Funke, Cornelia
Illustrator: Matyjaszek, Kasia
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Captain Firebeard is destroying beautiful Monkey Skull Island in the search for lost treasure. But he didn't count on brave Molly Rogers coming to the rescue. Molly may be small, but she's also smart and fierce, so can she outwit the pirate captain and his crew? 5-8. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
77 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781127107
Paperback:I killed Father Christmas:2017 Paperback
Author: McGowan, Anthony
Illustrator: Riddell, Chris
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jo-Jo's mum and dad are arguing again - but this time it's on Christmas Eve and Jo-Jo's convinced it's all his fault. He's been spoiled, selfish and greedy - and his badness has actually killed Father Christmas. To make amends, Jo-Jo decides that he must be Father Christmas - and so he fills sacks with his old toys and puts on mum's long red coat. But then a magical encounter with the real Father Christmas shows Jo-Jo that the true message of Christmas is the giving of love, not of gifts. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
78 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781128782
Paperback:The bakery of happiness:2019 Paperback
Author: Beck, Ian
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside cover Dyslexic-friendly Paul du Pain's bakery is a very special place. Each day, Paul bakes the bread while Marie serves customers in the shop. Everyone who walks in the door walks back out feeling happier than before. But when Marie goes away, Paul's days become sad and grey. Without her, the bakery's magic is gone. Will Paul ever be able to win her back? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
70 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125910
Paperback:The story of the dancing frog:2017 Paperback
Author: Blake, Quentin
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Poor Gertrude thinks she'll never have any love or laughter in life again when she finds out her husband's naval ship has sunk. But her life is changed when she finds George, the dancing frog. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
75 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781120080
Paperback:The snake who came to stay: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: Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing. Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 p., ill. ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781125740
Paperback:The snake who came to stay: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: Illustrations and text on inside covers Dyslexic-friendly Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slithering snakes, mum is getting more fed up by the day! Especially when Doris the snake goes missing. Can Polly find Doris before the snake finds the guinea pigs? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
76 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781124701
Paperback:The big fib:2015 Paperback
Author: Asquith, Ros
Illustrator: Hedderwick, Mairi
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside covers Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of his stories. When Robbie gets caught up in a fib of his own, it's bound to spell trouble! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
85 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm (pbk)
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1781127662
Paperback:Big trouble for Nellie Choc-Ice:2018 Paperback
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Illustrator: Smith, Jamie
Year: 2018
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 When Captain Beardy-Beard rescues Nellie from the North Pole she's ready to be safe and sound back at home. But mistakes and trouble are never far from Nellie, and when their submarine runs out of fuel in the docks of New York, Captain Beardy-Beard and his crew are a prime target for hijacking! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Little gems
79 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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