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Aliens and underpants make this a popular children’s choice, and the fun, rhyming text makes this a good book for joining in or sharing. Can be enjoyed equally by pre-school and older children.
Paul Faustino, South America's top football journalist, relates the incredible story of the mysterious “El Gato”, the best goalkeeper in the world.
Cacofonix is the worst musician in the entire ancient world – his singing makes rain fall! Will the magic carpet help Asterix and Obelix find somewhere that his ‘talents’ can be appreciated?
A fun, interactive storybook for younger children, inviting the reader to select from a range of picture magnets to dress the fairies in beautiful outfits and accessories that match the rhyming text.
When mousy Janey Brown’s godmother shows up, her life is turned upsidedown. Girl spy fans will love this tale full of action, gadgets and exciting twists.
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Comic books can be a great way of interesting children who aren’t enthusiastic readers. Use the power of comics to boost literacy with these fun activities. Click here.
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