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Chaucers Canterbury Tales Retold

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher: Walker Books (2007)

Trawl back to Medieval England and join Chaucer and his merry band of pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. You'll meet the Wife of Bath, the Knight, the Franklin and many more colourful characters, all brought to life in Marvcia Williams' funny comic strip style. Enjoy the amazing stories they tell each other to pass time on the journey and see if you can guess the winner of their competition to tell the best tale! "Williams is one of our very best retellers of the classics." - The Independent on Sunday "This is Marcia Williams at her very, very best. An invaluable introduction to this father of the bards for both primary and secondary pupils." - Time Educational Supllement "Children will snigger and be seduced: this is a delightfully cheeky way to get an education." - The Times

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Christmas Chaos For The Hundred-Mile An-Hour Dog

Author: Jeremy Strong

Part of a series: The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog

Publisher: Penguin Group (2011)

STREAKER the dog is brilliant at many things but most of all she’s brilliant at getting into TROUBLE! Something MYSTERIOUS has happened to Streaker’s puppies and Trevor is on a detective mission to find. But with Streaker causing MAYHEM everywhere she goes, can Trevor track down the puppies before Christmas?

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Claude At The Circus

Author: Alex T Smith

Part of a series: Claude

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2015)

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes. A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show! The third book in this hilarious bestselling series - perfect for new readers and also great for sharing!

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Claude In The City

Author: Alex T. Smith

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2011)

When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until... Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!

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Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

Author: Alex T. Smith

Part of a series: Claude

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2016)

Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!

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Coming Clean

Author: Nick Warburton

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 11: TreeTops Fiction

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2014)

Teacher Mr Such's new suit is very new and very white. But can the friends put right a disaster that happened to it in the art lesson? Should they own up and tell him the whole story? Part of a series of fiction with built-in progression for pupils aged 7 to 11. Specially written for children who need the support of carefully monitored language levels, the stories are accessible, motivating, and humorous.

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Conrad's War

Author: Andrew Davies

Part of a series: New Windmills

Publisher: Heinemann (1981)

In this hilarious and imaginative novel, Conrad finds that his ideas of war, gleaned from comics and TV, are very different from the reality.

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Cool Clive and the Bubble Trouble

Author: Michaela Morgan

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 12: TreeTops Fiction More Pack C

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2005)

When Clive accidentally volunteers to look after Bubble the hamster for the holidays, he can't imagine how much trouble she will be. This book is part of the "Oxford Reading Tree" series. At this level, the books are specially written for children who need the support of carefully monitored language levels. The stories are accessible, motivating and humorous. The series is organized into five stages, with each stage introducing more complex narrative forms, including flashbacks and changes in viewpoint; descriptive writing; and extended reading vocabulary.

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Dad - Pm Magenta Starters One X4

Author: Jenny Giles

Part of a series: Pm Magenta Starters One X4 Magenta Level Progress

Publisher: Nelson Thornes (2003)

Designed to be used by children in their first six months of school PM Starters One and Two

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Dads Win Prizes

Author: Debbie White

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 12: TreeTops Fiction More Pack B

Publisher: Oxford University Press (1995)

Jacqueline wants to win a new bike in a baking competition at school. The only problem is, her dad is so terrible at baking that he's promised never to try again! This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree series. At this level, the books are specially written for children who need the support of carefully monitored language levels. The stories are accessible, motivating and humorous. The Oxford Reading Tree series is used in 80% of schools to teach children how to read.

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