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The Learning Ladder Fun and learning every step of the way

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February 2011


The Learning Ladder

Learning begins at home, and now there are three ways to get books for FREE ! 1. Host a Get Together

2. Join Us Are you looking for flexible part-time work? Do you need extra household income? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Becoming a Learning Ladder Advisor is both rewarding and fun! Give your family the best things in life without sacrificing meaningful time with them, because as a Learning Ladder Advisor you can work flexible hours - you are your own boss! Learning Ladder Advisors receive generous commissions and bonuses, full training and support, great incentives and opportunities for advancement, and even the potential for overseas travel! As a Learning Ladder Advisor you will also meet lots of new, fantastic people who love education and learning, just like you! It’s not difficult to get started, so contact a Learning Ladder Advisor or speak to Head Office today for more information.

3. Hold a Resource Builder Your school or centre can earn free products to support their activities and initiatives from a Learning Ladder Resource Builder. Our trained Advisors can custom design your event, including setting up a product display for parents to preview the products available, and helping parents make informed product selections. Learning Ladder Resource Builders are generous, and our Advisors do all the hard work. We also have hot offers available twice yearly and exclusive bonus rewards for Resource Builder Hostesses. Help us to provide valuable resources for your school or centre today.

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www.learningladder.com.au The Learning Ladder PO Box 701 Hawthorn Vic 3122 Ph: 03 9811 2690 Fax: 03 9811 2689

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Catalogue Key

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Toddler 14 Preschool

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Starter Stiles

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DK Made Easy

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Lower Primary

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Young Fiction

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Upper Primary

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Family Reference

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What Parents will love:

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TLL Baby Sign Learning Kit (page 7) What children and parents will love:

bonding with your new baby feeding sleeping routines play and massage your new life as a family

No more frustration! Imagine your baby telling you exactly what they want before they start crying and long before they can walk!

A complete pack that includes a wide range of signs and beautiful clear illustrations

Why it is great for children and parents:

Why it is great for Parents:

Both reassuring and practical, Pinky’s book is like just like having a live-in maternal nurse who can answer every question, calm every fear, in those first months of having a new baby.

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For the Parent

How to Get Things Done Are you overwhelmed by loose ends and unfinished projects? Do you despair of finding time to concentrate on the bigger picture? This book offers powerful, practical strategies for vastly increasing your organisation, efficiency and creativity – in work and life. Personal productivity expert David Allen shows how to cut through the clutter in your mind, on your desk and on your PC to get a lot more done with a lot less effort. • 198 x 129mm • 288pp • PB #00181 

$26.95

Better Than Chocolate: 50 Proven Ways to Feel Happier If you’ve ever wanted to feel happier, this is the book for you! It’s packed with powerful techniques to increase your happiness and help you get maximum joy out of life. Backed by extensive research, this book explores how you can be happier by following a series of simple techniques which are easy to try and potentially life-changing. Why fall back on chocolate when you can experience bliss? • 166 x 140mm • 144pp • PB #32963 

Crunch Time So you want to lose weight? Why settle for half a kilo here and there when you can lose MORE weight FASTER - and keep it off! Michelle Bridges, expert trainer from The Biggest Loser, is here to help you do it. Drop weight fast with Michelle’s: • Intensive 12-week workout • Easy-to-follow menu plans • Irresistible recipes • No-nonsense motivational guide • Training tips and secrets • 262 x 212mm • 212pp • PB #72972 

$34.95

$19.95

15 Minute Energizing Workout Forget gyms, expensive kits, and hours of punishing fitness regimes; choose from a range of 15 Minute Pilates, Yoga and Abs Workouts, Back Exercises and Strength-Training programmes and get your body energised in no time. Clear at-a-glance photos show you exactly what to do and the live action 60 minute DVD demonstrates a choice of workouts to suit your fitness needs and mood. • 235 x 183mm • 272pp • PB #65482 

$39.95

The Art of Possibility Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavours! The Art of Possibility provides a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world. • 205 x 135mm • 224pp • PB # 01103 

$29.95

Women’s Health for Life: Medical Advice You Can Trust Turn to a team of highly respected female doctors for reliable and reassuring advice on all your health questions and worries. As women, they understand your concerns from fertility issues and cancer fears to forgetting your best-friend’s phone number - and know you want realistic yet sympathetic medical advice. • 255 x 190mm • 384pp • PB

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$35.00

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100 Ways to Calm the Crying

Sleeping Like a Baby

Bringing a new baby home can be one of the most intimidating experiences of our lives and can fill us with self-doubt. But in order to nurture our child, parenting expert Pinky McKay, says we must maintain our own sense of worth. Pinky's techniques are based on the latest scientific research but always come back to her philosophy that every parent and child is unique, and that parents need to follow their hearts rather than a one-size-fitsall model. Her advice will help you get to know your baby and yourself, and to find the right options for you both so that you can delight in this precious time together.

100 Ways to Calm the Crying addresses the reasons babies cry, from the normal developmental changes that may make them more sensitive, to painful conditions such as colic and reflux. Along the way, Pinky McKay offers gentle strategies to help you calm and connect with your baby, practical tips to help you cope with crying and sleepless nights, and ways to identify symptoms that may require professional help.

Parenting expert Pinky McKay offers a natural, intuitive approach to solving your little ones’ sleep problems and gives practical tips on how to: · Understand your baby’s tired cues · Create a safe sleeping environment · Gently settle babies and toddlers Sleeping Like A Baby is a must read for stress-free, guilt-free parenting and offers down-to-earth and heartening advice on helping babies (and their parents!) to sleep better.

• 230 x 152mm • 352pp • PB #75089  $35.00

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• 181 x 132mm • 312pp • PB #39177  $24.95

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• 181 x 132mm • 336pp • PB #04523  $24.95

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Kids’ Parties

Party Cakes

Kidwrangling

This sanity-saving book sets out everything you need to know about organising parties. There are great ideas for themes, games, activities, decorations, invitations and more!

These cakes are guaranteed to add a sparkle to any celebration. There are 49 inspired designs, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, to make creating these masterpieces child’s play.

• 220 x 165mm • 144pp • PB

• 200 x 192mm • 252pp • PB #38149  $24.95

Now you have a baby, what on earth are you going to do with it? Kaz Cooke delivers all the up-to-date, reliable information, with advice from the New experts, including real mums and dads. Kidwrangling is funny, reassuring and practical, with no judgemental guru-speak about the right way to do things — just a range of great solutions for you to choose from.

#P05179 

$24.95

For the Parent

Parenting by Heart

Best Seller

• 230 x 152mm • 652pp • PB #73986  $45.00

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For the Parent

Playtime

100 Ways to Happy Children

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome

Play is one of the most basic aspects of a young child’s life, but by the time we have children of our own, many of us have lost confidence in our ability to play. Mother and daughter Elspeth & Fiona Richards explain why play is so important, and what role parents can play in ‘play’.

Dr. Tim Sharp is a clinical psychologist at the forefront of positive parenting. In 100 concise chapters he establishes his positive techniques to raise happy, welladjusted kids, derived from cutting-edge world research. Perfect for the busy parent, Tim simplifies the enigma of parenting, giving user-friendly instructions and simple, clear advice on how to develop a happy family and well-adjusted kids.

What to do when your previously quiet, loving daughter becomes a restless, rebellious stranger who behaves like a responsible adult one day and a vampish brat the next. We appear to be losing it when it comes to parenting our girls and it’s time to grab back the reins.

• 197 x 130mm • 194pp • PB #38101  $24.95

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• 213 x 149mm • 208pp • PB # 07869  $24.95

Parenting Being a parent isn’t always easy! In Parenting, expert parenting and educational consultant Kathy Walker shows you how to create a calm and nurturing home environment for you and your children, as well as strategies for managing challenging behaviour. Kathy offers advice on handling everyday family situations such as fighting between siblings as well as challenges related to school, friendship, and families. • 230 x 152mm • 272pp • PB #74228  $32.95

$19.95

Talking to Your Kids About Sex

Questions Children Ask This indispensable rescue manual helps you answer all your children’s difficult questions with honesty, sensitivity and confidence. Answers are specially tailored to suit two to eleven-year-olds with different levels of understanding. Topics include sensitive ones such as sex, having a baby, divorce and death.

Renowned therapist Dr. Laura Berman has more than twenty years of experience explaining and promoting sexual knowledge. Here, she gives parents all the information they need to anticipate and address issues such as gender differences, body image, media influences, and relationships with the opposite sex. • 234 x 196mm • 192pp • PB #57383  $29.95

How to Raise an Amazing Child

• 256 x 193mm • 96pp • PB #03569 

• 164 x 138mm • 180pp • PB

A practical parenting program for the years from birth to six to help you build a calm and happy home life with your child. Packed with enticing activities based on the Montessori method of helping children make discoveries about their world and foster independence.

$29.95

• 235 x 185mm • 192pp • PB

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#12998 

$35.00


Best Selling author Annabel Karmel guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby. Starting at the very beginning with basic but crucial details, such as what type of spoon to use and the time of day to first offer solids, and covering other common concerns like when to begin weaning, fussy eaters and the latest allergy advice. Includes 50 delicious, nutritious puree recipes and 3 menu planners.

• 235 x 184mm • 512pp • PB

• 217 x 170mm • 128pp • HB #48249 

#36277 

$24.95

What to Feed When More than 400 Q&As guide you through the many issues you may encounter, with tips on when to wean and advice on allergies. 50 tasty ‘recipes to the rescue’ help to solve key challenges such as how to ensure your child is getting enough omega-3s and how to sneak vegetables into your fussy toddler’s diet. • 217 x 170mm • 224pp • PB #62085 

Fully updated quick-reference guide to drugs for anyone wanting to know more about the medication they’re taking from Australia’s leading authority, the Royal College of General Practitioners. Essential guidance for anyone taking medication, or wanting to know more about the major drugs used in common medical practice.

$19.95

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$39.95

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For the Parent

New Guide to Medicines & Drugs

Weaning

Complete Home Medical Guide The medical reference for every Australian home, this is the most accessible and authoritative source of up-to-date medical and health information available. The Complete Home Medical Guide will answer all your questions and provide all you need to know to participate effectively in your family’s health care. • 265 x 205mm • 1104pp • HB

Feeding Your Baby & Toddler Mums’ favourite, Annabel Karmel’s best-selling guide to feeding your baby and toddler. The link between the food children eat and their health is widely recognised today. Armed with this easy-touse cookbook, discover how to prepare enticing food to give your child the best start in life. Cook up to 200 delicious recipes, from healthy breakfasts and tempting food for fussy eaters, to lunchbox ideas and meals for the whole family to share.

$29.95

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When Your Child is Ill An illustrated quick-reference guide with authoritative information on major childhood diseases and disorders. Comprehensive question and answer charts help you make informed decisions about your child’s health. • 235 x 185 mm • 216pp • PB

• 255 x 195mm • 192pp • PB #59788 

#31176

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#34817 

$29.95

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Food Intolerance Management Plan

Low GI High Flavour

An informative and user-friendly guide to understanding food intolerances, including irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and dairy intolerance. Also includes a collection of 80 simple, family-friendly recipes, designed to show how people with food intolerances can still get a great deal of pleasure out of cooking and eating, with chapters on Light Meals, Main Meals, Baking and Desserts.

Choosing low-GI carbs – the ones that keep blood sugar levels stable – can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, lower cholesterol, increase and sustain energy levels and help you maintain an appropriate weight. With recipes designed for family eating, comprehensive lists of GI levels in commonly enjoyed foods, and extensive notes on how to stock a low-GI pantry, Low GI High Flavour is the perfect cooking companion for a healthier you.

• 240 x 240mm • 264pp • PB #74419 

• 250 x 250mm • 176pp • PB

$35.00

#74587

$35.00

Favourite Mince Recipes Versatile, delicious and economical, there’s never been a better time to discover the delights of cooking with mince. Get ready to throw out any preconceived notions you may have that mince is an oldfashioned or humdrum ingredient - with this book you’ll discover just how tasty, easy-to-use and endlessly versatile mince can be.

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• 201 x 193mm • 180pp • PB #02905  $24.95

Allergy-Friendly Cookbook Showcasing more than 100 delicious recipes for people who need to avoid nuts, dairy, gluten or eggs, with each recipe offering a variation for each allergen. There’s also reassuring advice and tips, particularly for parents of children with allergies and food intolerance. • 235 x 183mm • 224pp • HB #35867 

$39.95

The Diabetes Cooking Book Managing your diet is the key to good diabetes control. With recipes for lunch, dinner and healthy snacks, The Diabetes Cooking Book is guaranteed to tempt your taste buds whilst contributing to your health and well-being. Featuring over 250 delicious recipes, each recipe has a simple points system that allows users to track their glucose, saturated fat and cholesterol intake to balance their diet – the key to staying healthy. • 235 x 195mm • 352pp • HB #41783 

$39.95

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Signing Stars

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Signing Stars produce fun tools to help you learn to sign with your baby. Using baby sign language, you can take advantage of your baby’s natural ability to communicate sooner and reduce the level of frustration that your baby feels when unable to tell you what they want. All Signing Stars products are designed by Australian mums and promote Auslan signs.

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Kit description Imagine your baby telling you exactly what they want before they start crying, and long before they can talk. This baby sign language learning kit provides everything you need to start using sign language to communicate with your baby.

Baby

TLL Baby Sign Learning Kit

Featuring bright and fun learning tools to grab your baby or toddler’s attention, the kit includes;

First Word Flash Cards

Removable stickers

• 20 First Word Flash Cards • 20 removable stickers for placing around the house • A2 poster with 20 early word signs • DVD Dictionary containing over 200 signs and a fun quiz • Signs That Move – amazing interactive 2D flashcards • Comprehensive parents guide to answer all your questions and give you plenty of tips and information to get you started. All signs depicted are Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Ages 6m–3 • 160 x 440 x 70mm #62977 Parent’s Guide and DVD Dictionary

$64.95

Exclusive TLL Baby Sign Learning Kit

Poster

Signs That Move 2D Flashcards

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Jerry the Giraffe Jerry the Giraffe is such a fun and cute way to provide children with those essential hand-eye coordination exercises, with stacking, shape sorting and roly poly elements all rolled into one, as well as bright colours that make playtime so much fun! Kids will love taking Jerry apart and putting him back together time and time again. Ages 12m+ • Box 170 x 170 x 170mm • Colours may vary #56716  $26.00

Buggy Books With their tough board pages and detachable strap and clip, these mini board books are perfect for entertaining little ones on the go, and can be attached to a buggy, cot or highchair.

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Ages 6m+ • 90 x 90mm • 12pp • BB

Very Hungry Caterpillar #85105 Peter Rabbit #66648 Baby Touch Smile! #04456 Green Sheep #04610

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Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Record Book & Comforter

This simple counting book with a soft finger puppet of Peter Rabbit will really help adults to bring the pages alive. The Peter Rabbit puppet is cleverly stitched into the book so it can’t get lost, and is integral to every page!

This beautiful baby book is published as part of the Peter Rabbit Naturally Better initiative, which promotes products that are made from entirely safe, recyclable, sustainable and ethically responsible sources. In this book parents can record every significant event of their child’s first year. The soft artwork style reflects the natural qualities of the materials. The book is packaged with an organic comforter which is decorated with a Peter Rabbit motif. It’s stylish, practical and ethically sourced.

Ages 6m+ • 210 x 140mm • 12pp • BB #66396  $16.95

Ages 6m+ • 216 x 192mm • 48pp • HB with Comforter #65474  $29.95

Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book

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Green Book 8

Night Night Peter Rabbit: Luxury Cloth Book A delightful, incredibly soft cloth book featuring squeaks and rustles alongside very simple text and images in the classic Beatrix Potter style that baby will love. Packaged in a smart box, this is a perfect gift for a special new baby. Ages 6m+ • 170 x 170mm • 6pp • Cloth #66556  $24.95

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First Focus Library

This award-winning series provides a feast for the senses and an ideal start to first books for children to enjoy and share with parents. Each book is gorgeously colourful and fun; filled with smiling faces and lots of touch-and-feel elements. The rounded corners and sturdy pages make them perfect for babies and toddlers to handle.

Beep! Beep! #07914 Tickly Tiger #05538 Playbook #30465

Ages 6m–18m • 260 x 260mm • BB

Quack! Quack! #05545 Squeaky Book #30519 $16.95 each

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This delightful boxed set is specially designed to stimulate very young babies’ developing eyesight through high-contrast shapes and patterns. It contains three brand new sturdy books with bold black, white and yellow images that will captivate all babies from birth. 3 book set: Ages 6m–18m Faces, Patterns, • 175 x 175mm Things That Go • 36pp • BB #35057  $16.95

Baby

Baby Touch

Snuggle Book Award Winner

Very young babies will love snuggling up with this soft, padded cloth book with a crinkle noise on every page! Stroking the sheep’s woolly tummy, rubbing the shiny butterfly and feeling the dog’s velvety ear will help to stimulate developing senses. Ages 6m–18m • 185 x 185 mm • 8pp • Cloth #30397  $16.95

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Baby Touch: Big Noisy Playbook The bright colours and bold images encourage focusing skills and there is also a built-in shiny crinkle, soft padded rattle and clicky dial to stimulate developing senses and hand eye coordination. Ages 6m–18m • 175 x 175mm • 36pp • BB #05828  $19.95

Baby Touch Cot Cloth Book A sensory feast for babies, stimulating growing minds and active senses. Ages 6m–18m • 270 x 260 x 70mm • 10pp • Cloth #60364 

Award Winner

$24.95

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Peekaboo!

Daddy Loves Me / Mummy Loves Me

Play baby’s favourite game with these interactive novelty flap books. Exciting touch-and-feel elements make these delightful books instantly appealing.

These pocket-sized gift books celebrate the unique relationships between mother and child, and father and child.

Ages 6m+ • 180 x 180mm • 12pp • BB

Award Winner

Baby Says #12750 Bathtime #09210 Bedtime #12769 Eyes, Nose, Toes #31487 Playtime #09229 $14.95 each

Mummy Loves Me A special book for you and your baby to share. With an embossed fabric spine and a novelty photo frame within the cover, this book can even be personalised with your very own photograph. Ages 6m+ • 130 x 130mm • 12pp • BB

Peekaboo! Set of 3: Bathtime, Bedtime, Playtime #34789  $40.00

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Daddy Loves Me Daddy and baby moments are lovingly captured in the most adorable close-up photography, while the warm and gentle rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

Baby Faces Play peekaboo with your baby and hear them giggle in delight as hidden baby faces are revealed! Lift the giant flaps, then explore the soft, shiny and bumpy textures, plus baby’s very own mirror!

Ages 6m+ • 240 x 240mm • 12pp • BB #41646  $19.95

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Ages 6m+ • 133 x 133mm • 16pp • BB #34643  $10.95

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A first word and picture book for babies and parents to enjoy together. Bright, lively pictures provide plenty to talk about, and rhyming, read-aloud text for babies to listen to. Simple questions introduce colours, shapes, and other first concepts. Ages 9m+ • 276 x 216 mm • 26pp • BB #09059 

$24.95

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These larger format board books are part of the award-winning Peekaboo! range and have two favourite preschool novelties – noises and liftthe-flap surprises! Littlies can search for the five sounds hiding under flaps in these colourful titles. Perfect for developing observation skills, language skills, memory, and manual dexterity, this delightful, high-quality novelty series is great fun! Ages 9m+ • 240 x 240 mm • 12pp • BB

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Noisy Peekaboo!

Baa! Baa! #37007 Beep! Beep! #37014 Woof! Woof! #41356 Choo! Choo! #52697 Toot! Toot! #56879 Roar! Roar! #52659

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Baby’s Busy World

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I Can Eat a Rainbow Get your child eating all the colours of the rainbow! From juicy red apples to bright green broccoli, your preschooler will love this fun look at healthy fruit and vegetables from master author Annabel Karmel. Simple text will encourage them to try new foods, and handy parent notes give lots of nutritional facts and helpful advice on encouraging healthy eating. Perfect for turning fussy eaters into healthy eaters! Ages 12m+ • 210 x 210 mm • 18pp • BB #39063  $16.95

Best Seller

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, your baby will love the new pop-outs. The latest addition to DK’s highly successful, award-winning Peekaboo! range, this new series features big, bold pop-ups that jump out of pages when babies lift the flaps. Great for developing imagination, early-thinking and memory skills. Ages 6m+ • 210 x 210 mm • 12pp • BB

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Farm #62887 Playtime #62870

$14.95 each

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My Little Carry Books A great new series for babies and young toddlers on the go! With six bright photographic spreads and rhyming read-aloud text, these small die-cut books encourage speaking and development of early reading skills. The tactile, easy-grip format is lots of fun for children. They can play as they learn, developing bookhandling skills, language, and reading readiness, and finding out about colours and animals. Ages 12m+ • 165 x 120mm • 14pp • BB

Colours #62610 Animals #62603

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My First Books Here’s an old favourite with a great new look! These colourful first word-and-picture books are specially designed to introduce first concepts and early learning topics to babies and young toddlers. With a stimulating mix of lively pictures and large, simple text, the My First Board Book series provides many talking points for parents and children and helps develop vocabulary. Ages 12m+ • 150 x 120mm • 36pp • BB

Abc #59429 Animal #59412 Body #59450 Colours #59443 Number #59436 Word #59405

$9.95 each

Hello Baby! Perfect for introducing young children to some of the more exotic animal species while also teaching them their own special place in the world, this great new title from award-winning author Mem Fox covers themes of security, love and family Ages 6m+ • 170 x 190mm • 32pp • BB #04139  $16.95

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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes This hugely popular picture book is now in adorable board book format, perfect for little fingers to hold! An irresistible story celebrating babies everywhere and the love every mother feels for her child. Ages 6m+ • 170 x 190mm • 36pp • BB #53583 

$16.95

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Laddie Activity Doll

This fantastic 2-piece puzzle features 9 mummy and baby animals at home in their natural habitats. When the puzzles have been pieced together, spin the wheel to find the colour or pattern that matches mummy!

All dressed up and ready to teach, this gorgeous, bright and fun velour activity doll with embroidered face is made by Russ and is the perfect companion for little ones. His overalls and shirt are removable, to help them learn basic dressing skills using buttons, zippers, press studs and Velcro. And the washable surface makes him perfect for encouraging learning in young children aged 12 months plus. With laces to untie, zippers to unzip, and snaps and buttons to be undone, youngsters will be fascinated with this bright and colourful friend.

Ages 12m–3yrs •215 x 215 x 95mm #62502 

$29.95

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My First Spin & Match Puzzle

Ages 12m+ • Approx 30cm tall #57065  $32.00

Rhyming Flap Books

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Ladybird’s Peekaboo series is a lovely first lift-the-flap range for babies and young toddlers! There is a mirror on the last page, so baby can have the excitement of finding themselves in the picture! The classic game of Peekaboo is brought to life in these gorgeous books, perfect as a gift for babies and young children. Ages 12m+ • 210 x 210mm • BB

Peekaboo Moon! (12pp) #07235 Peekaboo Zoo! (10pp) #07228

$14.95 each

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Baby Touch and Feel Board Books Teach your baby all about the familiar things around them with the touch and feel textures in these great padded board books. Let their little hands roam and feel just how feathery a duckling is, and how cuddly a teddy bear feels. They’ll learn as you play together. With soft, bumpy, scaly, silky, sticky and shiny textures in a chunky package, these books are perfect for encouraging tiny fingers to explore and young minds to develop. Ages 6m+ • 130 x 130mm • 14pp • BB Things That Go #50167 Farm #29125 Trucks #29118 Baby Animals #36765

$9.95 each

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Baby and Toddler’s Big Book of Everything

Whose? Lift the Flap Books

Over 800 clearly labelled colour photos are grouped by category for baby to recognise. From animals and flowers to buildings and machines, this classic DK book is a must-have for every curious child.

Who’s that hiding on each page? Children will love guessing who the different noses, bottoms, spots and stripes belong to in this bright, sturdy lift-the-flap series from Ladybird. Read the rhyming text together and talk about what you can see in the pictures, then lift the giant flaps to reveal the animal each time.

Ages 18m+ • 305 x 255mm • 64pp • HB #5466X 

Ages 18m+ • 178 x 178mm • 10pp • BB

$29.95

Whose Bottom #05606 Whose Nose #05576 Whose Spots #05590

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Cotton Reels Cotton Reels provide 40 colourful reels in a strong plastic tub. Two metre-long nylon strings encourage two-handed coordination as well as invaluable threading, sorting, stacking and colour grouping experiences.

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Ages 3+ • Contains 40 Cotton Reels • 2 x 1m nylon strings #1423 

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Whose Stripes #05583 Whose Ears #05613 Whose Feet #05620

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A touch and feel series with a difference - take a peek! Have fun reading with your toddler as you turn the pages of these special touch-and-feel books. Can they guess what’s peeping through the peephole? Is it a red checked hat, or a bright bouncy ball? Turn the page to find the answer! Ages 18m+ • 200 x 200mm • 14pp • BB

Peepo: First Words #45415 Peepo: Farm #45422

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Bear Books Meet Bear, an adorable little bear who is learning small but important lessons about good fortune and happiness and friendship. This charming, child-friendly board book format is the perfect gift with adorably simple pictures and easy-toread text. Greg Foley takes one of life’s most endearing symbols (the teddy bear) and has a look at life from a very childlike perspective.

Ages 18m+ • 170 x 170mm • BB

Thank You Bear (32pp) #54092 Don’t Worry Bear (28pp) #04153 Good Luck Bear (16pp) #04160

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This Little Books The perfect touch-and-feel book for toddlers! This new series from Ladybird features gorgeous new artwork, a chunky format full of touch and feel elements and fun, rhyming text that makes reading to little ones enjoyable for parents, whilst helping to build sensory and language awareness. Ages 18m+ • 178 x 178mm • 10pp • BB

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This little Fairy #08386 This little Puppy #08362 This little Kitten #08379 This little Monster #08393

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Where is the Green Sheep?

Transport Shaped Board Books

A wild, rollicking, woolly adventure in search of the Green Sheep. This best-selling book is now available as a toddler-friendly board book.

The specially shaped format makes it feels like you’re climbing into the cab of a fire engine, a digger, or a tractor. Each of the spreads is packed with useful facts that combine with the read-aloud text and stimulating questions. Now in a bigger, better format!

Ages 18m+ • 160 x 150mm • 32pp • BB

Ages 2+ • 317 x 270mm • 10pp • BB

Digger #62924 Fire Truck #62931 Tractor #62948

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What’s that noise? Find and press the button on every page to hear a different sound each time. Encouraging interactive and imaginative play, these titles are perfect for sharing with young children, and are fun to read together again and again! Ages 2+ • 210 x 210mm • 8pp • BB • Batteries are changeable

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Grrr! #67271 Mermaids #65284 Mooo! #67288 Nee-Naw! # 32056 Roar! # 32049 Woof! #30366

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This gorgeous touch-and-feel book will engage and delight any child’s active imagination. Novelty elements include a variety of clothes and accessories that shimmer, twinkle, shine or sparkle, perfect for developing a child’s imagination!

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Tractor Wheelies

Featuring 20 pegs in four different shapes and five different colours, Stack-a-Peg adds a new dimension to visual discrimination and colour and shape recognition.

Babies through to young children will have hours of non-stop fun with this sturdy and durable board book on wheels.

Ages 18m+ • 145 x 180 x 58mm #1243 

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Jumbo Shaped Board Books Humorous storylines and distinctive, detailed artwork make for absorbing entertainment for toddlers. Loads of visual jokes kids will love picking up! These models are specially commissioned from the Wallace and Gromit animators. Ages 2+ • 230 x 285mm • 12pp • BB

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BIG Noisy Books Ladybird’s Big Noisy Books are lovely, sturdy sound books with colourful illustrations and eight exciting sound buttons. Diecut tabs along the top of the book make it easy for children to pick out their favourite pages. These wonderful sound books will be adored by young toddlers who can’t get enough of big noisy books! Ages 2+ • 270 x 228mm • 10pp • 8-Button Sound Book Emergency! #05835 Farm Hullaballoo! #06689

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Flaptastics!

My Very First Bible

Discover a world of lift-the-flap surprises with this innovative series that will appeal to any child’s inquisitive nature. Perfectly sized for young children, the sturdy pages and flaps are encased in eye-catching, tactile covers. With six spreads in each book, every page is a voyage of discovery. Each surprise flap opens in a different direction to complement early-learning concepts of colours, numbers, words, shapes and sizes. Big and bold photographs combine with fresh and fun text to make each book a little learning adventure, and prompt children to discover more about each subject for themselves.

Stunning illustrations bring traditional bible stories to life in this very first bible for toddlers and young children. Ages 2+ • 263 x 201mm • 80pp • HB #30377 

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Koala Lou Gift Set #74709 Where is the Green Sheep Gift Set #73641

$29.95 each

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Potty Time! Say goodbye to nappies, it’s potty time! With a super duper liftthe-lid potty-shaped cover, these brilliant toilet training books for boys and girls will help your child make the transition from nappies to pants in no time. Full of fun rhymes and pictures that will show your child how to use the potty, it’s ideal for any place and time, from out-and-about to just before bed. Books include special reward stickers, so you and your child can celebrate their success! Ages 18m+ • 210 x 210mm • 12pp • BB

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Where is the Green Sheep and Koala Lou are two of the finest picture books for the very young. Now you can own them in these fantastic boxed gift sets including the hardback picture book and a gorgeous plush of either Koala Lou or the Green Sheep. Ages 2+ •240 x 226 x 112mm • 32pp • HB

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Ages 2+ • 180 x 180mm • 14pp • BB Colours #37342 Shapes #37359 Sizes #54511 Numbers #55006

Mem Fox Plush Packs

Boys’ Potty Time #52550 Girls’ Potty Time #52567

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Play I-spy with your toddler and they’ll learn lots of first words! Your toddler will love exploring every wonderfully detailed page, as they play “I-spy” with the pictures and find more than 300 words. There are lots of fun and engaging surprises to find, from a teeny-tiny baby asleep to the playful Buzzy Bee characters who are hiding somewhere on every spread! Children will want to return again and again, as they try to spot all the different things. With helpful Notes for Parents at the start of the book, and a wealth of talking points for parents and children to share, this is just perfect for building book confidence and encouraging speaking and listening – the bedrock of early literacy development.

Alphabet Book

Counting Book

A sumptuous A–Z of quirky still-life photographs crammed with hundreds of objects to find and name. Every letter has its own theme, with riddles, questions and picture puzzles. Complete with an A–Z list of the words, how many can you find?

A photographic delight to help young children develop essential early number skills. Easy riddles and counting exercises will keep younger children amused, while more difficult questions and simple sums will engage older children.

Ages 2+ • 255 x 330mm • 32pp • HB

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My First Book of Time Developed with a leading educational consultant, children will learn to tell the time in no time with this interactive book, which includes notes for parents. Little hands play with the colourful foam clock, take out the removable numbers, spin the hands and play games while learning all about time. Ages 2+ 288 x 243mm • 12pp • BB #20641  $24.95

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4 in a Box Puzzles - Australian Animals Introduce your child to the wonderful world of puzzles with these beautifully photographed puzzles displaying four muchloved Australian animals: a wallaby with her joey, a green tree frog, a mummy and baby koala, and a rainbow lorikeet. Each of the puzzles is graded for increasing difficulty, starting from 4 pieces up to 12 pieces, assisting children to develop their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Ages 18m+ • Box 185 x 185mm • Contains 4 puzzles with 4, 8, 10 & 12 pieces #57102

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My First Touch and Feel Picture

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From bobbing baboons to water-skiing whales, this gorgeously fun alphabet playbook has hugely imaginative pop-ups, pull-tabs and flaps.

123 Three cheeky monkeys, count their cheeky smiles … Learn to count to 20 with the help of this fabulous novelty book with stunning artwork and charming, encouraging words. The unique pop-out CDs feature songs, tongue twisters and reading games – perfect for learning ABCs and 123s together. Ages 2+ • 235 x 275mm • 24pp • HB + 25 min CD

ABC #65222 123 #65307

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Perfect for parents who want to help their young children develop early language skills, each themed pack contains 16 sturdy photographic cards. The cards feature exciting novelty textures and sparkly coloured foils, which reinforce learning through touch. Developed in consultation with an expert in early education, key words are also shown in Spanish, French, German and Chinese. First Words #35597 Ages 18m+ Farm #35836 • Cards 180 x 110mm Things That Go #35843 • 16 double sided cards Numbers and Counting #35607

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With these fun, educational word-cards, young children will learn an initial vocabulary of 160 words most frequently encountered in everyday speech, and be able to construct simple sentences. Ages 3–5 • 80 double-sided word cards • 130 x 85mm #62588 

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Early Learning Flash Cards These great flashcard packs are perfect for familiarising young children with first letters and numbers. Big chunky cards with clear text and engaging pictures are fun and easy to use. Simple games are perfect for practice at home or when travelling, and also included are 30 reward stickers, comprehensive tips for parents, and hints and ideas for fun games to play. Ages 3+ • 156 x 100 x 25mm • Contains 52 cards • 30 reward stickers

The My First Wipe Clean books make learning fun and are specially designed for preschoolers. Each interactive title will develop your child’s pre-reading and numeracy abilities, together with concentration, object recognition, and matching skills. The book and pen combination also encourages first writing, pen control, and motor skills. Ages 3–5 • 220 x 220mm •26pp • BB

abc #32742 123 #32759

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Early Learning Library Boost your child’s early learning skills with these seven colourful books. Each focuses on a different skill in a fun, accessible way – from first counting and recognition of letters, shapes and colours to understanding opposites and building up vocabulary.

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Get Ready for Kindergarten Kit

Abacus

The first day of kindergarten is a momentous occasion. Will your child be ready? Will you? The Get Ready for Kindergarten Kit is everything you and your child need to have a great kindergarten experience! With activity books and over 20 reusable games, this kit provides the information, advice and hands-on tools you both need to guarantee a confident, successful and happy kindergarten year!

This colourful wooden abacus with 100 beads (10 rows of 10) is a great first calculator for young children, and will help them learn basic patterns and counting skills.

Ages 3+ • 310 x 250 x 50mm • Set contains: Poster, Game Board, Spinner, 3 Activity Books, 32 Block Pieces, 43 Stickers, 10 Flashcards, 52 Game Pieces, 52 Letter Tiles, and Parent’s Guide #63819

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My First Games These interactive early learning books come with CD-ROMs comprising five games, and are perfect for teaching early words and for introducing first computer skills to young children. Ages 3–5 • 255 x 255mm • 12pp • BB+CD-ROM

My First Animal Games #36826 My First Number Play #32446 My First Things That Go Games #36857 My First Word Games #32125

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Spot’s Birthday Balloon

Spot’s Essential Childhood Pack

Spot and his friends are going to Grandma’s birthday party and Spot is taking her a special balloon. But a strong gust of wind whisks the balloon away and Spot, Tom and Helen have quite a chase before help comes from an unexpected quarter. This book has folds on every spread which open out to reveal the next stage in Spot’s balloon hunt. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover how the story progresses.

Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood and this pack is specifically designed to encourage personal, social and emotional development.

Ages 3–5 • 210 x 215mm • 24pp • PB

In Spot Bakes a Cake, Spot decides to surprise his dad on his birthday! First he goes shopping for tasty ingredients then he starts cooking in the kitchen – and things get a little messy!

Pack Contains: Spot Goes to School Spot Bakes a Cake Spot Goes on Holiday Spot Visits His Grandparents

Ages 3–5 • 210 x 210mm • 12pp • BB

Spot spends a day at his grandparents’ home and discovers how much fun his mum, Sally, had when she was a pup. He plays with grandma and grandpa and the visit ends with a story from one of Sally’s childhood books.

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What’s That Noise, Spot?

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Then follow Spot as he takes a trip to the seaside and discovers all the fun that can be had on the beach and in the water.

Spot’s Essential Childhood Pack #62717

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In Spot Goes to School, Spot’s first day at school turns out to be an exciting adventure! The perfect tool for parents introducing children to the concept and fun that is school.

Young Spot fans will find plenty of fun and lots to discover in this large-format 18-button sound book. Each page shows Spot in a different scene which toddlers can recognise – at home, at the farm, at school, at the seaside and at the park. Sound symbols indicate which buttons to press to make the sound effects for each location, and words are labelled to encourage young children to identify familiar objects and begin to explore the world. The book provides a wonderful interactive treat for children and adults to share. Ages 3–5 •308 x 290mm • 18-button sound boardbook #65368

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Twist and Check Card Games These Twist and Check card games are self-checking activities which reinforce and develop your child’s reading skills in a fun way. Keyword Card Games are a great way of practising 48 keywords that all beginning readers should know, whilst Phonics Card Games practise letter sounds and rhymes to build confidence in reading. Ages 3–5 • 126 x 82 x 30mm • 6 card games • 54 game cards • 2 Parent’s Guide cards Twist and Check Keyword Card Games #14085 Twist and Check Phonics Card Games #14077 

Make-a-Word Magnets

Learning Ladder Pre-School CD-Rom

Children will love this interactive phonic spelling book. Have fun using the magnets to form words, then practise the sounds they make. Perfect for supporting first phonic learning at school.

Welcome to DK’s powerful curriculum-based learning system. Woody the pencil takes you on an incredible learning adventure involving: • Stimulating Activities • A huge variety of fun exercises • Screens that monitor progress

Ages 3–5 • 217 x 252mm • 10pp • BB #65581  $16.95

Developed with experienced teachers, this disc provides the essential literacy and numeracy skills to give your child a head start at school. Ages 3–5 •190 x 133mm •CD-ROM GAME

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• Windows XP/Vista, and Windows 7 compatible. Intel or AMD processor 1.0 Ghz or higher, 256MB RAM. Shockwave Player 11

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Giant Dominoes These 32 double-sided, durable cardboard dominoes have been reissued with a gorgeous new design! Each new animal is featured in a colourful and fun way to teach early learners the essential skills of matching and number and colour recognition. A great game for the whole family!

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Your child will spend hours of fun composing silly sentences and you can rest assured that they are learning while they play. It is possible to create an almost endless variation of sentences with the fun puzzle pieces and colour-coded cards. Encourage your child’s early learning and curiosity while they giggle with glee at the silly sentences they have made!

Children can now build anything they dream up with this functional wooden construction set. Containing 90 pieces including a spanner and a screwdriver, this construction set can easily be assembled and reassembled time and time again and will help young children to develop their fine motor skills, problem solving abilities and scope for imaginative play.

Silly Sentences contains: • Easy to follow instruction sheet with helpful note to parents and teachers • 124 sturdy puzzle pieces Ages 4+ • 200 x 260 x 30mm #7427 

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Children will love to match and sort the colourful picture cards that make up this delightful set. Four different games, each for two to four players, will bring hours of fun while teaching children to recognise dinosaurs of every shape and size.

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Ages 3+ • 160 x 120 x 30mm • 72 full colour cards

Ages 3+ • 90 wooden pieces • Tub with plastic handle

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My First Tell The Time Game Developed by an educational consultant, this lotto time game for young children is an entertaining way to introduce them to telling the time, or to build on time-telling skills. The matching of the clock faces also encourages visual awareness and teaches the details of time. Ages 4+ • 200 x 200 x 30mm • 24 press-out clock cards • 4 lotto boards #30922 

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This Dinosaur Is So Big! This Dinosaur Is So Big! is a magnet book filled with brilliant and bright illustrations, engaging text and eight giant magnets. Small children will love using the huge magnets to create their own silly sentences such as “This dinosaur is so BIG… it can eat a boat, play football with a bus, or swallow a sea monster!” The colourful magnets encourage children to be creative whilst they read as well as providing a great bonding opportunity for parents and children. The book is packed in a beautiful padded case with a diecut panel to reveal the magnets. Ages 3+ • 270 x 225mm • 12pp • HB

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Feed Me!

Lace Up!

This hugely engaging, innovative book from Ladybird is perfect for encouraging imaginative play and developing hand-eye coordination in young children. There is a friendly animal character on every page, each with a working, chomping mouth that can be pushed open and shut to simulate eating. Match the correct food to the character or have fun making them all eat silly things!

A hands-on, interactive pop-up book that will teach little hands to tie shoes. Use the lace to thread through some fun challenges, from stringing a necklace to scoring a goal! They’ll learn threading and tying techniques, and they can even put their foot in it as the brilliant boot pops up so they can try it on for size! This amazing book supports developing core skills including manual dexterity, concentration, logic and memory.

Ages 3+ • 234 x 200mm • 8pp • BB #32872  $16.95

Super Shiny Robots Discover some amazing and funny robots in this engaging book. Each page features a robot with an interactive novelty such as a flap to lift or a wheel to turn. Simple, rhyming text describes robots with clocks for eyes and springs for hair, who can whizz around on wheels and even cook your meals!

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Topsy and Tim Go Green Topsy and Tim learn all about how the world is getting destroyed by fumes and rubbish. To cheer them up Mummy shows them lots of ways they can help the environment, they even recycle their old sandpit to make a pond! A trusted and well-loved pair, Topsy and Tim demonstrate to young children learning to read, how they too can go green. Ages 3+ • 203 x 203mm • 32pp • PB

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Ages 3+ • 120 x 195mm • 12pp • BB

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What better way to build reading and counting skills than with the award-winning Zingo! product line. With Zingo! 1-2-3 and Zingo!, your family will have hours of fun while learning at the same time!

Zingo! 1-2-3 What better way to build reading and counting skills than with Zingo! 1-2-3, the newest game in the award-winning Zingo! product line. With Zingo! 1-2-3, players match numbered tiles to images on their cards. The first player with a full card wins by yelling “Zingo!” Two levels of play focus on counting and addition. This fast-paced game will have the whole family yelling “1-2-3 PLAY!” Also great for developing learning skills such as counting, simple addition, number sense, and word recognition. Zingo! 1-2-3 contains: • 6 double-sided Zingo! cards • 72 double-sided tiles • Zingo! Zinger easy cleanup! Ages 4+ • 262 x 210 x 90mm #62564 

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Zingo! Zingo! Is a fast and fun matching game. It’s great for prereaders and early readers alike since it uses both pictures and words. Playing Zingo! will help build these learning and social skills: image and word recognition, matching ability, verbalisation, concentration & memory, fine motor skills, ability to follow instructions, and concepts of winning and losing. Zingo! contains: • 6 double-sided cards • Zingo! Zinger easy cleanup! • 72 picture tiles Ages 4+ • 262 x 210 x 90mm #56051 

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The I-Spy Game

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‘I spy with my little eye, something beginning with…’ This fun game teaches awareness of letter sounds. Its highly detailed and imaginative scenes develop observation and vocabulary. Variations of the basic game can be played to suit different ages and abilities. Ages 4+ • 230 x 230 x 50mm • 4 game boards • 1 alphabet spinner #10082 

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Make a Word Make a Word is an exciting and original educational game designed by The Learning Ladder to develop children’s pre-reading skills. Playing with Make a Word, children from as young as three years will learn to: • Name and sound the letters of the alphabet; • Recognise vowels and consonants; • Spell simple words; • Make their own simple sentences; • Make and read their own more complex Best sentences Seller Make a Word contains: • 110 lower-case letters • 80 double-sided word cards selected from the Dolch 100 First Sight Words and Fry’s List of Instant Words • 6 plastic playing boards • A comprehensive Parent’s Guide Ages 3+ • 200 x 300 x 80mm #16622 

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Two games in one, Criss Cross is both exciting and educational. ‘Mathematics’ is a fast-moving, quick-thinking game which helps the players develop and practise their times tables and all the important number skills. ‘Word’ is a more challenging game and develops vital spelling and language skills. A fun, educational game for the whole family.

This beautiful book is made from recycled paper, and is the perfect first book for young children interested in the world they see around them. Packed with real questions that children wonder about, such as ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘What do birds say when they sing?’, it also contains exciting flaps to lift and tabs to pull that reveal the child-friendly answers, encouraging hours of fun and discussion. Ages 3+ • 275 x 235mm • 22 pp • HB #68964  $24.95

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Do sheep get cold without their wool? Why can’t penguins fly? Children have always been fascinated by animals, and with real children’s questions clearly and simply answered, this book is a great way to encourage them to learn more about the animals of the world. From the maker’s of Why Is The Sky Blue, this fantastic title has flaps to lift and tabs to pull, and is made from 100% recycled paper.

baby birds get out of their eggs? Ages 3+ • 275 x 235mm • 22 pp • HB #31967  $24.95

It’s a race to win the cheese but beware of the mousetraps! Mousetrap Maths contains two fun, educational games designed by The Learning Ladder that: • Provide practice in solving addition and subtraction problems • Teach number recognition and counting skills • Teach game-playing skills Ages 3+ • 250 x 210 x 45mm • Playing board • 2 packs of cards (32 cards per pack) • 12 playing markers • Instructions #16592 

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Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary books. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. Therefore meet Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy and his many friends and join them on their adventures. Ages 3–5 • 189 x 252mm • 32pp • PB

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Pat the Cat and Friends Young children will enjoy learning to read as they follow these fun antics in the humorous illustrations. Each of the five books uses a flip-the-pages format to teach the five vowel sounds. Ages 3–5 • 173 x 173mm • 24pp • HB

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Funnybones

Puffin Book of Five Minute Stories

In this big, big book with its bright, bright colours there is a dark, dark house and in that dark, dark house in a dark, dark cellar live some . . . skeletons!

This lively collection of 19 five-minute stories, perfect for reading aloud to young children, can be enjoyed again and again. There’s always time for a five-minute story! The stories included in the collection combine the old with the new, such as Dick King-Smith’s “Norty Boy” and the traditional tale of “The Three Little Pigs”.

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Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite. Its imaginative illustrations and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar. Ages 3–5 • 210 x 295mm • 28pp • PB

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The Legend of the Golden Snail A masterpiece from world-renowned illustrator Graeme Base. The Golden Snail has been banished to the ends of the earth and Wilbur sets out on a mission to free it. This beautiful new story embraces the imagination of a child and shows how children create wonderful, fictional worlds from their everyday surroundings.

A giraffe in the bath - does that make you laugh? Or a frog in the flour? Or a sheep in the shower? An owl with the flu? Or a roo on the loo? A crocodile with style - does that make you smile? What makes you laugh? Ages 3+ • 289 x 217mm • 36pp • HB #72132 

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Hetty’s Day Out Hetty the cat wakes up, yawns, washes behind her ears, and pops through her cat flap into the bright sunlight. And what does she find in the big wide world?

Uno’s Garden This award-winning book by Graeme Base is an illuminating blend of storybook, puzzle book and numbers book – a moving and timely tale about how we all unknowingly affect the environment around us, and how we can always learn from our mistakes and find better ways of doing things.

A bright new counting book from the one-and-only Pam Allen. Ages 3+ • 255 x 219mm • 36pp • HB

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All Through the Year From this beloved author/illustrator comes a personal almanac of a little girl and her family that opens a window onto a magical journey through an Australian year. Superb, wistful illustrations and beautiful rhyming text that will take us all back to our childhoods. Ages 4+ • 268 x 264mm • 36pp • HB

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What Does Daddy do?

The boat that this little boy has so carefully crafted from bits and bobs gives him much delight as he sails it safely attached to string. Then one day the boat is swept away by the elements.

Daisy’s just not sure what her daddy does all day while she is at nursery. She knows he has ‘mountains of paperwork to climb’, and he always has to ‘fly’ and his boss is a dragon – but can he really be an explorer-superknight? This charming and funny picture book comes from exciting new author/ illustrator, Rachel Bright.

A lovely story about friendship, determination and facing your fears. Ages 3+ • 241 x 241mm • 32pp • PB #02531 

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Hullabazoo!

Wendy doesn’t want to be just any old chicken.

It’s a perfect day for a trip to the zoo. But Lochlan and his dad haven’t counted on a cage of clever crocs and their cunning escape plan!

She wants ADVENTURE. She wants EXCITEMENT. She wants TO BE A STAR!

Impressive illustrations with a very funny, surreal story in rhyme, this is a fantastic book to read out loud and will have the whole family in stitches.

And then a travelling circus comes to town…

Ages 3+ • 294 x 278mm • 32pp • HB

Ages 4+ • 272 x 242mm • 32pp • PB

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Little Cat and the Big Red Bus

It’s Lovely When You Smile

Isabella’s Secret

’The bus went over and the bus went around. The bus went up and the bus went down.‘ Winter and summer, Little Cat goes to school on the big red bus with her big sister. But one day, Little Cat’s big sister is sick and Little Cat must go to school on her own. Unfortunately, on the way back home, Little Cat falls asleep on the bus and no one notices. When she wakes up the bus is empty and it’s dark outside. As soon as the bus driver realises what has happened, he sits her in the very special spot up the front of the bus and takes Little Cat home.

When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. He doesn’t want to play and he doesn’t know why. His mother tries hard to cheer him up, but can she make Roo smile? An endearing and heartwarming tale guaranteed to make everyone smile!

Isabella trembled with excitement. She had always looked for fairies in the garden, and here they were! In her delightful new picture book, Jane Tanner celebrates every child’s need for time alone, time to enjoy nature and time to dream.

Ages 3+ • 275 x 250mm • 32pp • PB #69919 

$14.95

Ages 3–5 • 250 x 250mm • 32pp • PB #55676 

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Ages 4+ • 243 x 243mm • 32pp • PB #04122  $14.95

Each Peach Pear Plum A poem on each page gives the clue as to what is hiding in the picture opposite, so young children can follow the rhymes. Ages 3+ • 190 x 246mm • 32pp • PB #09199 

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Sophie’s Big Bed Sophie has always slept in her nice, cosy cot with a blue, starshaped pillow. But now she has a new big bed. When she tries to sleep in it with her toys Bunny, Bear and Scarlett, they object. It is too big and they fear they will get lost under all the sheets. Will Sophie and her toys learn to sleep in the new big bed? A sweet and adorable tale that perfectly captures childhood imagination, the illustrations are clear and bright making this appropriate for even the youngest child. Ages 2–5 • 230 x 230mm • 24pp • PB #53125  $14.95

Lifetimes With its sensitive discussion about death and the beautiful celebration of living, Lifetimes is a wonderful source of comfort for both children and adults. Ages 3+ • 211 x 208mm • 40pp • PB #01445 

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Dinosaurs In this rollicking adventure series, fearless Flinn must face up to the dreaded Pirate Dinosaurs. But seeing as you can never, EVER trust a Pirate Dinosaur, will our hero be able to sail out of trouble? Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs #69216 Ages 3–5 Missing Treasure! #50492 • 297 x 252mm Magic Cutlass #51314 • 32pp • PB Smugglers Bay #01321

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Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Bottoms Up!

Sing a song of bottoms cos everybody’s got ‘em They come in every shape and every size. Everyone’s behind is perfectly designed But which behind deserves to win the prize? Laugh-out-loud funny and bursting with bottoms - it’s terrific fun and will have children squealing with delight!

Terrific fun and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a book bursting with bottoms, the perennial favourite that will have children squealing with delight! With a fabulous cast of humorously illustrated animal characters, the story is so funny it will have children wetting their pants – IF they’re wearing any! Bottoms Up! is a book guaranteed to cause giggles.

Ages 3–5 • 275 x 250mm • 32pp • PB #28805  $14.95

Tiddalick The Frog Who Caused a Flood Tiddalick was so thirsty that he drank up all the rivers and billabongs in the land. Now all the other animals have to find a way to get the water back! An adaptation of an aboriginal dreamtime legend, this classic story is sure to engage and delight. Ages 3–5 • 195 x 195mm • 32pp • PB #53494 

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Ages 3–5 • 275 x 250mm • 32pp • PB #52137  $14.95

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Captain Flinn and the Pirate

Puffin Mother Goose Treasury With over 250 nursery rhymes, including both well-known favourites and hidden gems, this collection has something for every child. Beautiful illustrated throughout by Raymond Briggs, the much-loved creator of the Snowman, this revised edition of a famous classic first won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1966 and is now available again for a whole new generation. Ages 3–5 • 285 x 213mm • 160pp • HB #29666 

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Charlie and Lola Wildly imaginative books based on the phenomenally successful TV series about a big brother and his very unusual little sister.

My New Extremely Busy Activity Pack Lola loves drawing and scribbling and cutting and sticking and painting and colouring. You can be just like Lola with this new completely brilliant activity pack, containing My Picnic Sticker Book, the drawing, colouring and sticking book I Completely Must Do Drawing Now, pencils for colouring and collage paper, all packed in a handy carry bag.

Charlie and Lola Sticker Books Wonderful Charlie and Lola stories which also allow children to create their own Charlie and Lola scenes using extremely special reusable stickers!

Charlie & Lola: This is Actually My Party Charlie has this little sister Lola. Today is Charlie’s birthday

Ages 3–5 • 275 x 250mm • PB • 100+ stickers

My Dressing Up Sticker Book #52229 My Holiday Sticker Book #29598 My Fairy-tale Sticker Book #31553

$9.95 each

and he’s having a monster party. Ages 3–5 • 235 x 214mm • 32pp • PB+ stickers #33748

Ages 3–5 • 280 x 275mm • 1 colouring book (24pp) • 1 sticker book with over 100 stickers (12pp) • 30 sheets of collage paper • Pack of 10 colour pencils #51284  $19.95

$14.95

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Look After Your Planet Charlie persuades Lola that instead of throwing her things away, she should recycle them. ‘Recycle it? What is that?’ asks Lola. A great book that teaches children all about recycling! • 235 x 214mm • 32pp • PB + Poster #33731 $14.95

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Green Book


This award-winning series by Paul Jennings about a boy named Ben and his loveable dragon named Rascal now comes in a great giant paperback format. This endearing and funny series has already amused and delighted over half a million readers, and the trademark Paul Jennings’ twist makes it perfect for instilling the reading bug in beginner readers. These books are just right for children with emerging reading skills, from preparatory school to the lower grades, and the 3-D artwork can really be appreciated in this larger size. Read a Rascal story to your children and before long they’ll read it to you! Ages 3–5 • 295 x 220mm • 32pp • PB

Preschool

Rascal Series

Rascal and the Dragon Droppings #03965 Rascal Goes Fishing #03958 Rascal and the Monster #03941 Rascal and the Cheese #52418 Rascal in Trouble #51749 Rascal’s Trick #52050 Rascal the Dragon #51732 Rascal Takes Off #52067 Rascal at the Show #52401 Rascal and Little Flora #52395 Rascal and the Hot Air Balloon #52425

$14.95 each

Rascal Pack: Set contains all 11 paperback books #63127 

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Starter Stiles

Starter Stiles

Starter Stile Numeracy Series

The Starter Stiles Tiles were once only available to teachers. Our Starter Stiles programs are highly motivating, self-checking teaching aids written by Australian educators exclusively for The Learning Ladder. The books in each set increase in difficulty and children should start with Book 1 and work their way up. The colourful tiles of the Stile tray, along with the attractive, imaginative books, introduce essential concepts in maths and literacy in a way that is fun and will ensure children don’t become bored or discouraged. The unique self-checking mechanism allows children to work at their own pace and to check their own work without help from parents.

The twelve books in this series provide essential practice and reinforcement activities in numbers, calculations and measurement, and introduces children to the concepts they will need for the first two years of primary school.

Starter Stile Pre-Number

Starter Stile Early Number

Introduces preschoolers to the essential early maths concepts of classification and matching colours, shapes and numbers.

Builds on the concepts introduced in PreNumber and provides activities on number and shape identification, early addition, classification and time.

Numeracy Calculations Books 1 & 2 #12961 Numeracy Numbers Books 1 & 2 #13003 Numeracy Shape Books 1 & 2 #12988

Ages 3–4 • 148 x 209mm • 26pp • PB

Ages 4–6 • 148 x 209mm • 26pp • PB

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Young Numbers Pack (4 Books) #56730

Numeracy Pack 2 (6 books as above) #59971

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Numeracy Calculations Books 3 & 4 #12970 Numeracy Numbers Books 3 & 4 #13011 Numeracy Shape Books 3 & 4 #12996

Pre-Number Books 1 & 2 #1817X

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Starter Stile Pre-Reading Fun and colourful pre-reading exercises include matching, opposites, things that go together, rhyming words, patterns and letter recognition.

Starter Stiles Spelling and Phonics The twelve books in this series provide essential practise and reinforcement activities in spelling and phonics for reading, and introduce children to the words they will need for the first two years of primary school. Ages 6–9 • 148 x 209mm • 26pp • PB

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Starter Stile Early Reading The Early Reading Set includes work on the alphabet, upper and lower-case letters, first words, rhyming words and simple sentences.

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Early Reading Books 1 & 2 #59944

$20.00 each

Young Reading Pack (4 Books) #56723

Spelling & Phonics Pack 1 (Books 1–6) #53968 Spelling & Phonics Pack 2 (Books 7–12) #54088

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Starter Stiles

Starter Stile Reading Program

$55.00 each

Starter Stile Tiles Ages 3–10 Starter Stile Tiles #59952

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DK Made Easy

English Made Easy Supports curriculum English for all Australian students. This is a complete, graded homestudy scheme that reinforces the essential English skills children learn at school.

Early Reading Helps children to develop visual recognition skills.

Writing Develops eye-and-hand coordination necessary for writing letters.

Year 1

Year 4

This book focuses on letter groupings in words to help with reading, writing and spelling. It will also improve children’s everyday vocabulary.

This book provides practice in reading and understanding different types of text. It shows how to write descriptively and for specific audiences.

Year 2

Year 5

This book shows how to use punctuation, and how to play with language using tongue twisters, riddles, and poems.

This book helps children understand clauses in sentences and how to use apostrophes. It also looks at persuasive writing, poetry, and classic novels.

Year 3

Year 6

This book helps your child to plan and write stories and use a dictionary. It looks closely at the words that make up sentences, including compound words and pronouns.

This book has practice on paragraphs and punctuation, similes and metaphors, and looks at different types of writing such as instructional and information text.

Encourages recognition of the sounds, names and shapes of each letter.

Ages 4–12 • 297 x 210mm • 40pp • PB

Ages 4–12 • 297 x 210mm • 32pp • PB

Ages 4–12 • 297 x 210mm • 32pp • PB

Year 1 #35089 Year 2 #35096 Year 3 #35133

Rhyming Works on listening skills, sounds and simple spelling while broadening the child’s vocabulary.

The Alphabet

Rhyming: Beginners #35072 Early Writing: Beginners #35027 The Alphabet: Beginners #35034

$8.95 each

$8.95 each

Spelling Made Easy Kit Learn to spell - it’s as easy as ABC! See how fun games and special rewards can help your child with their spelling. Perfect for practising at home and at school, this kit contains: • Workbook • 90 spelling cards • Wipe clean ‘word calendar’ • ‘Spelling well’ game • Poster with reward stickers Ages 5–8 • 200 x 245 x 50mm • Box #36413  $29.95

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Supports curriculum maths for all Australian students. This is a complete, graded homestudy scheme that reinforces the essential maths skills children learn at school. Ages 4–12 • 297 x 240mm • 32pp • PB Adding & Taking Away: Beginners #34679 Numbers: Beginners #34617 Shapes, Pattern, Measurement & Location #34662 Year 1 #34716

Year 2 #34723 Year 3 #34730 Times Tables: Years 3 & 4 #34785 Year 4 #34778 Year 5 #34792 Times Tables: Years 5 & 6 #34846 Year 6 #34839 Decimals Extension: Year 6 #34853

$8.95 each

DK Made Easy

Maths Made Easy

Learn Your Fractions and Decimals Kit Enjoy learning maths in a fraction of the time, with games, repetition, writing and rewards. Perfect for practising at home to stay one step ahead of the class. Includes: • Workbook • 180 quiz cards • Snap card game • Test-your-knowledge board game • Fridge magnets

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Times Tables Made Easy Kit

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Times Tables Made Easy makes learning and practising times tables easy and fun. The box contains a say-along CD, times tables fridge magnets, a hidden answer tables game, quick-wit workbook and a star reward chart. 5 ways to learn = 5 x the fun! Ages 5–8 • 260 x 210 x 60mm • Box #35546 

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Times Tables Book This book is filled with fun illustrations, shortcuts, clever ways to make some of the harder times tables simpler to learn (and even some harmless cheats that their teacher will approve of!). They can also download a fantastic FREE podcast from the DK website so they can join in with other children saying their tables, AND play the fill-in-the-answer game. Ages 7–10 • 260 x 200mm • 64pp • HB #37687  $19.95

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Superhero Phonic Readers Brand new and exciting adventure stories with fabulous illustrations, designed to motivate children to read!

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Superhero Phonic Readers are exciting stories for children to read at home, after learning phonics at school. The simple phonic language, progressing in difficulty from book to book, allows children to enjoy the thrill of reading for themselves. Superhero Phonic Readers feature: • Simple phonic language to boost reading confidence • A funny, gripping story to get children excited about reading • Puzzle pages to build comprehension skills • 30 cool Superhero stickers to swap and share • A reward chart to give added encouragement

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Become a reading hero with Superhero Phonic Readers!

Superhero Phonics Flashcards Help your child learn to read without conflicting with their schoolwork. If your child is learning phonics these flashcards are the perfect tool for additional home learning. Approved by phonics expert Marj Newbury, these phonics flashcards will complement their schoolwork and help build a confident reader. With a picture on the reverse of the card extra reading practice will become fun.

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Ages 5-7 • 155 x 100mm • 52 Cards #05637

Jim Swim (L1) #04661 Zain Zoom (L2) #02537 Jumping Jade (L3) #02605 Cow Boy (L4) #02612 X-Ray Rex (L5) #02629 Invisible Liz (L6) #02636 The Super Twins (L7) #02643

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Readers Designed to engage even the most reluctant reader, the actionpacked Star Wars Reader Series is all about your child’s favourite galaxy!

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Easy to read stories with word repetition, pictures and illustrated text boxes to build literacy skills.

Longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes and a simple index.

Great for children beginning to read alone – exciting stories with rich vocabulary, challenging sentence structures, additional information, alphabetical glossary and index.

For children who are proficient readers – rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure, additional information, alphabetical glossary and index challenge growing readers. 

LEVEL 1 (Ages 5–6): The Clone Wars - Pirates...and Worse! #43374 Luke Skywalker’s Amazing Story #38608 Tatooine Adventures #51027

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DK Star Wars

LEVEL 2 (Ages 6–7): The Clone Wars - Stand Aside Bounty Hunters! #43381 Jedi in Training #41486 Clone Troopers in Action! #51003 LEVEL 3 (Ages 7–8): The Clone Wars - Jedi Heroes #54097 Death Star Battles #50952 Feel the Force #51010 LEVEL 4 (Ages 8–10): The Clone Wars - Jedi Adventures #38578 The Clone Wars - Planets in Peril #54103 Ages 5–10 • 228 x 150mm • PB

$9.95 each

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School Dictionary &

Homework Helpers

School Thesaurus

Ladybird Homework Helpers are fun, bright activity books with content that supports the work taught in schools.

A clear and detailed dictionary and thesaurus, designed for children to use independently at home or in school. Easy-toread definitions and illustrations teach children the features and functions of a dictionary, with labelled diagrams and vocabulary lists that are ideal for school projects, whilst the school thesaurus makes it easy to find the perfect word.

Each page contains quick, snappy activities that can be done in short bursts, and there are also over 60 colourful stickers to interactively reinforce the concepts learnt. There’s also a thorough parent note to help both you and your child get the most out of the book.

Ages 5–7 • 260 x 194mm • 128pp • PB

Ages 5–7 • 297 x 210mm • 32pp • PB

School Dictionary #67578 School Thesaurus #65109

Taking Away Sticker Book #05682 Spelling Sticker Book #05705 Adding Up Sticker Book #05675

$20.00 each

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Times Tables Sticker Book and CD #05699

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Times Tables Flash Cards The complete times tables from 2 to 12! Learn, memorise and practise all the times tables with these double-sided cards. Also included are 30 fun stickers to reward and motivate. Ages 5–7 • 156 x 100 x 25 mm • Contains 67 cards and 30 reward stickers #32803 

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Whatever Next!

The Twist and Check card games are self-checking activities that reinforce and develop your child’s multiplication skills in a fun way. There are two packs of times tables cards. Times Tables covers tables 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10. Times Tables Advanced covers tables 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12.

The acting, singing, laughing, hopping, crawling, jumping game that kids will love. Wrestle with a crocodile, walk on the moon, pretend to be a penguin and crawl through the legs of everyone in the room. With over 200 rib-tickling activities, Whatever Next! is simply fantastic fun for family and friends of all ages. As well as being great for giggles, Whatever Next! gets children to use their imagination, builds self-confidence and encourages happy, cooperative play.

Ages 5+ • 126 x 82 x 30mm • 5 games • 55 cards • Parent’s Guide card Times Tables #14069

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Ages 5+ • 250 x 360 x 50mm • Game board • 118 cards • 6 playing pieces & 1 dice #10093 

• 6 games • 79 cards • Parent’s Guide card Times Tables Advanced #5350

$32.00

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Twist and Check Times Table Card Games

$16.00

Times Tables & Times Tables Advanced Set #5351

$28.00

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Become a Human Body Explorer CD-ROM

Become a World Explorer CD-ROM

Learning Ladder Years 1 & 2 CD-ROM

A fantastically fun guide to the body! Seemore Skinless, your mischievous 3D host turns himself inside out, taking you on an interactive journey involving wacky games, body quizzes and experiments! Zany Seemore also helps you to set up your very own secret file! This CD-ROM helps children understand how body systems work, broaden knowledge of human anatomy and develops investigative skills.

A fantastically fun Globetrotters Guide! From Pole to Pole, you’ll embark on an interactive learning journey involving games, animated maps, brilliant graphics and fun facts! You can collect virtual stickers, send postcards or take the ultimate test in the Great Globetrotter Game! This CD-Rom encourages children to explore and investigate the world, as well as develop fact-finding and map reading skills.

Woody the pencil takes you on an incredible learning adventure involving: • Stimulating Activities • A huge variety of fun exercises • Screens that monitor progress

Ages 6+ •190 x 133mm • CD-ROM Game #62670  $19.95

Ages 6+ •190 x 133mm • CD-ROM Game #62663  $19.95

Windows 7 compatible. Pentium

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512MB for Vista). 640x480 screen resolution, 16-bit colour, Double speed CD-ROM

• Windows 2000/XP/Vista and 133MHz or higher, 16MB RAM

Developed with experienced teachers, this disc provides the essential literacy and numeracy skills to give your child a head start at school. Ages 5–7 •190 x 133mm •CD-ROM GAME #62694  $19.95 • Windows 95/98/ Me/2000/XP, 486DX2/66MHz CPU, 16MB RAM, Double Speed CD-ROM

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Grow It, Eat It

Cooking

Mummy and Me Cookbook

A beautifully illustrated book for kids that shows them how to grow their own produce and then turn it into simple, delicious meals and snacks.

From cool fruit lollies to tasty cheese tarts, kids will learn how to create 50 mouth-watering recipes. With a tactile padded cover and free cooking stencils.

Ages 5–7 • 276 x 216mm • 80pp • HB #28104  $29.95

Ages 5–7 • 217 x 170mm • 48pp • HB #31876 $16.95

All kinds of delicious food that’s good for you too! There are lots of step-by-step photos to show exactly what to do, and you’ll find out how to weigh, sieve, mix and much more.

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Children’s Cookery Cards From vegetable tart to chocolate brownies, each wipeclean card includes mouth-watering photography of the dish and easy-to-follow instructions to guarantee great results and lots of fun. Truly scrumptious! Ages 5–7 • 217 x 163 x 24mm • 50 cards • Box #20023 

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My Favourite Recipes Get mixing and have fun cooking with these new flip-over cooking cards. Features over 50 carefully selected recipes from Annabel Karmel that will feed the whole family. Each recipe card comes with clear step-by-step photos and instructions that will teach your child basic and essential cooking skills. Once they’ve made a dish, they’ll love eating it too! Ages 5–7 • 224 x 175mm • 96pp • HB #62634  $16.95

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I Love Riding A perfect introduction to horses and riding for young horselovers. Let your child discover while they read and pick up skills such as how to groom a horse, what happens at feeding time, and how to untack horses. Perfect for children who have always dreamed of learning to ride, as well as those who already love horses. Ages 5–7 • 276 x 216mm • 48pp • PB #31418 

Create-a-Card

A Child’s First Bible

Create-a-Card contains 20 fun projects that enable you to make amazing personalised cards for every occasion. This handy carry set contains cards, envelopes, glitter sticker sheets, coloured paper, tissue paper, felt tips, a glitter pen and a project book.

This is an inspirational approach to the Bible that retells 125 well-known Bible stories in simple, easy-to-read language for young readers. Ages 5–7 • 175 x 145mm • 256pp • HB #28235 

Ages 5–7 • 245 x 200 x 59mm • 20 card projects • Boxed case #14478 

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‘I Love’ Books

$16.95

Crafty Beat boredom with any of 50 easy-to-do crafty projects. With a tactile padded cover and free crafty stickers.

I Love Ballet

Ages 5–7 • 217 x 170mm • 48pp • HB #31883 $16.95

Want to learn ballet basics, from exercising at the barre to performing jumps, pirouettes or a perfect plié? Discover the difference between a leotard and a tutu and between ballet slippers and pointe shoes and pick up tips on tying your shoe ribbons properly. Plus, stepby-step exercises will help you practise moves at home. Everything you need to know to become a real ballet dancer! Ages 5–7 • 276 x 216mm • 48pp • PB #26377  $16.95

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Animal Babies Discover the enchanting world of new-born animals! From the biggest baby animals to the smallest – help your child discover all about their favourite creatures. They’ll find out how long different animals stay with their parents and about the sorts of things they do, from how a baby monkey turns from orange to grey, to the way a baby tortoise breaks out of its egg. Packed with gorgeous pictures and fascinating facts!

Little Brainwaves Investigate Find out the fun way with The Little Brainwaves! The Little Brainwaves can do it all! They can look up an elephant’s trunk, measure a giraffe’s neck, ride along the human circulatory system and delve into the human brain, reporting back to the reader as they go. They cover all the facts that your kids really want to know and brilliant photography provides kids with all the visual information they need about the subjects, with the Little Brainwaves as their guides. Ages 5–7 • 276 x 216mm • 64pp • HB The Little Brainwaves Investigate… Animals #51799 The Little Brainwaves Investigate… Human Body #51805

Ages 5–7 • 235 x 195mm •64pp • HB #52666  $22.00

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Animals and Me Take an original look at how bodies work – both human and animal! Detailed illustrations show how bodies work, both human and animal, while fun comparative charts illustrate puzzling similarities, such as the size of our brain, the strength of our eye-sight and much more. Ages 5–7 • 276 x 216mm •48pp • HB #56954  $19.95

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Mini Scientist Big stuff about science in bite-sized guides perfect for mini scientists. Why is the sky blue? How do plants grow? What makes the wind blow? Children never stop asking questions about the world, and that makes them all Mini Scientist. Each spread has two hands-on activities that help children absorb science stuff effortlessly, as well as a lift-the-flap surprise explaining the theory behind what they’ve just done, and ideas for fun follow-ups Ages 5–7 • 240x 240mm • 24pp • HB

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Mini Scientist in the Kitchen #56183 Mini Scientist in the Garden #56190

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New and exciting reference series for children, using the questionand-answer format that engages their interest and helps them learn. It encourages children to seek answers and continue developing the life-skill of asking questions. Appealing illustrations, soft photographic backgrounds, and clear photography make these books a delight to look at as well as being informative. Ages 5+ • 235 x 183mm • 48pp • HB

The books in the Eye Know series provide a fun way for children to make sense of the natural world. Each page has either a fold-out flap or cut-through hole to illustrate the subject matter. With so many fun and exciting things to find, see, and do, your child will love to discover and learn about the world around them. Ages 5–7 • 200 x 200mm • 24pp • HB Insect #16198 Mammal #31951 Reptile #32118 Weather #18334 Time #18327 Water #13129

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Dictionary Bring the world of words to life with this exciting and easy-touse wordfinder. Eye-catching photography encourages children to enjoy and explore words. Contains 3000+ entries. Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 256pp • PB #37668 

$29.95

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Encyclopedia This exciting photographic encyclopedia is especially appealing for children and is designed to make learning fun. Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 160pp • PB #39482 

$24.95

Science Encyclopedia From outer space to the inside of bodies, explore the incredible world of science with this first reference for young scientists – now in paperback! Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • PB #59894 

$24.95

Space Encyclopedia Zoom into the cosmos with this out-of-this-world look at space, packed with the latest information on space travel and the mindboggling new discoveries astronomers are making

Dinosaur Encyclopedia Dinosaurs ruled the planet for 160 million years. Discover where dinosaurs came from, how they lived, and what happened to them.

Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • PB

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Human Body Encyclopedia

How Things Work Encyclopedia

Find out all about the body, how it works, and what it looks like. Fantastic photographs reveal what is going on inside and outside of you.

Discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more.

Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • PB

Ages 5+ 276 x 216mm • 128pp • HB

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Animal Encyclopedia Take a giant leap into the animal kingdom! Five sections cover each of the main animal groups, and spectacular photographs show animals in action. Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 160pp • PB #16057 

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First Geography Encyclopedia Unearth the fascinating processes that have shaped our planet. An engaging and accessible look at geography and geology. Ages 5+ • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • HB #62078 

$35.00

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First Reference Encyclopedia Pack 3: Dinosaur, How Things Work, First Geography

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First Reference Series

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Young Fiction

Puddle the Naughtiest Puppy

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When Puddle the Puppy comes to play, magic is never far away!

Boris Boris is an enthusiastic and mischievous seven-year-old warthog with an adventurous streak. He lives in a converted old bus with his parents and wants to be a world explorer, own a pet Komodo Dragon and win the Science Week prize. Boris and his friends feature in two hilarious full-colour short chapter books by internationally acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner.

Puddle is a naughty puppy who loves to go on magical adventures with his friends Ruby and Harry. He only has to jump into a puddle for the magic to begin. Ages 5–7 • 198 x 129mm • 128pp • PB

Boris #05026 Boris Gets a Lizard #05033

Ages 5–7 • 198 x 129mm • 68pp • PB

$9.95 each

Magic Carpet Ride #03268 Toyshop Trouble #03282 Ballet Show Mischief #03299 Rainforest Hide and Seek #03305

$9.95 each

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Mission Fox Justin D’Ath’s new series for younger readers is sure to engage even the most reluctant reader! Follow twin brothers, Harry and Jordan Fox as they continue the family tradition with their own version of extreme adventures.

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Snake Escape: Mission Fox Book 1

Panda Chase: Mission Fox Book 2

Ten-year old twins Harry and Jordan Fox receive their first Animal Rescue Service ‘Code Red’ mission - to catch an escaped pet python. With ‘Agent M’, their trusty oversized dog, the twins are caught up in a fur, feather and scale adventure.

Harry, Jordan and ‘Agent M’ start their adventure returning yabbies to the old quarry but before long a wandering sheep, a truck crash and an escaped panda becomes the next exciting animal rescue mission.

Ages 6–9 • 198 x 129mm • 96pp • PB

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Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar

Cathy Cassidy wrote and illustrated her first book aged eight years old. Today, she is a best-selling author for young girls all over the world.

Shine On Daizy Star Meet the one and only Daizy Star! She’s quirky and cool and loving life in Year Six with her best friends Willow and Beth. But when Dad hatches a mad plan that will turn life upsidedown, Daizy is too horrified to tell anyone at all.

Daizy is ready to dazzle everyone with her brand-new pink guitar – maybe she’ll even find her star quality! But then Dad comes up with another crazy idea, which means swapping happy family life for milking African goats. Eeeek! Daizy needs a clever plan . . . Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129mm • 192pp • PB #25200  $14.95

Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129mm • 192pp • PB #25194  $14.95

The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, sexy boys and chocolate. Cherry Costello’s life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await. Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129mm • 300pp • PB #35094  $14.95

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Charlotte’s Web This is the timeless tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129mm • 176pp • PB #17342 

The Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush Volume 1

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Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers’ Edition

A wonderful gothic adventure story about a horrid orphanage, fallen angels, wicked water spirits, and a gutsy little orphan called Tensy Farlow, who has something that everyone wants... and are willing to get at all costs.

With the first cup of tea you are a stranger. With the second . . . a friend. With the third cup of tea, you are family. In 1993, Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2, which is the second highest mountain in the world. On the way down, he became lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbled into a poor village. There, the village chief and his people offered Greg even more than three cups of tea: they nursed him back to health.

Ages 10–12 • 206 x 133mm •348pp • HB

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Ages 10+ • 198 x 129mm • 240pp • PB #04630 

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Bugalugs Bum Thief: Aussie Bite Skeeta Anderson woke up one morning to find that his bum was gone. And not only his bum, but the bum of every single person in the town of Bugalugs. Now it’s up to Skeeta to catch the thief! Ages 6–8 • 198 x 129 mm • 72pp • PB #00849  $12.95

The Undys The Undys is a humorous, whacky, action-packed and imaginative series by Australian author Michael Wagner about the relationship between fathers and sons. Gut-barging, stairwell soccer and food scavenging are all part of the ongoing competition in which both father and son try to out-do each other in increasingly whacky scenarios. With hilarious illustrations and fast-paced, side-splitting text, children of all ages will want to read this series and try the ingenious home-made inventions, games and word puzzle rewards at the end of each chapter. Ages 8+ • 198 x 130 mm • PB Let the Games Begin #32797 Let’s Get Physical! #32490 Itching for Action #32506 Wet and Wild #32513

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Revolting Rhymes Think again if you thought you knew the popular fairy tales. Here are six of the bestknown tales retold with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling. Ages 5–7 • 264 x 203 mm • 48pp• PB #51758  $16.95

Funniest Stories This special anthology boasts approximately 20 of Jennings’ most fun-filled yarns that were hand picked by the author for a spine-tingling, bizarre and laugh-out-loud reading experience. Ages 10–12 • 230 x 150 mm • 330pp • PB #28908  $24.95

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Terry Denton’s Bumper Book of Silly Stuff to Do!

Monsterbook: Rumblefart and the Beastly Bottom

Packed full of hours of holiday fun, the Bumper Book is a musthave for every child! This fantastic activity book is full of fun drawing activities, cartoons, maps, lists and games to entertain children, take on holidays or pass the time on long car trips. Terry Denton has an uncanny ability to tap into all the funny, crazy, yucky, weird and downright silly things that children love!

Will’s school play is Beauty and the Beast, but Urk has discovered there’ll be more than one monster on opening night! The show must go on, but can they stop Rumblefart and his mad monster mob?

Ages 6–8 • 298 x 211 mm • 300pp • PB #05484  $16.95

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Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129 mm • 160pp • PB #26535  $12.95

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The Fantastic and Amazing Gizmo

Imagine you’re made king at the age of twelve. You have plenty of enemies. You have a million soldiers armed with all kinds of awesome weapons, you have tons of gold and a network of spies. What would you do with all that power?

Paul Jennings, the master storyteller, has been a huge success for over twenty years! The Gizmo series is great fun for young readers and perfect for encouraging them to read. Ages 7–9 • 198 x 129mm • 216pp • PB #04876  $19.95

Ages 10–12 • 198 x 129mm • 216pp • PB #04340  $16.95

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Percy Jackson

Mao’s Last Dancer: Young Readers’ Edition This young readers’ edition of the best-selling book and internationally acclaimed movie Mao’s Last Dancer is the inspirational autobiography of a young peasant boy who was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. Although scared and lonely, Li soon realised that he had the chance to do something really special with his life...

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Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors

Ages 10+ • 198 x 129mm Award • 320pp • PB   Winner #31646 $19.95

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Half Boy, Half God, All Hero! The Gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st Century! They still fall in love with mortals and have children who are half-god, half-human, like the heroes of the old Greek Myths. Could you be one of those children? Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his modern demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the title lord Kronos. Gripping, funny and hugely original, this amazing series is written by award-winning writer Rick Riordan. Ages 10–12 • 198 x 129mm • PB

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief #19131 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters #19148 Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse #21264 Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth #21271 Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian #21288

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You Can Cook

How to Cook

Get your child involved in all aspects of cooking – from choosing the ingredients, basic preparation and adding flavour to nutrition. Your child will pick up key cooking techniques: from slicing, dicing and chopping to how to cream, sift, knead and whisk. Plus, they’ll learn how to whip up over 60 delicious and healthy recipes that the whole family will enjoy, from pancakes to risotto.

A lively introduction to cooking for older children with over 40 global recipes. Every recipe is clearly presented with step-by-step instructions, ‘look as you cook’ photography and a shot of the finished dish. The unique, sophisticated style will appeal to older children and teenagers, with recipes to suit their lifestyles, such as ‘Party at My Place’ and ‘Dishes to Impress’.

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • HB # 50709  $24.95

Ages 12+ • 250 x 215mm • 128pp • HB # 63020  $29.95

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Chess Cookbook for Girls Fabulous food for gorgeous girls! The easy-to-follow, stepby-step recipes make cooking fun and easy, and with over 45 recipes from cupcakes to smoothies, they’ll never run out of things to do! Ages 7+ • 276 x 216mm • 128pp • HB #32613  $29.95

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Easy steps to grandmaster greatness – now in paperback. From the opening move to checkmate, this step-by-step guide will help your child play chess like a champion. Whether they are just starting out, or are a bit of an expert, they’ll learn a great deal Ages 8+ • 276 x 216mm • 72 pp • PB #31920 

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$16.95

Made By Me Help your child get creative with activity expert Jane Bull. Learn basic sewing, embroidery, knitting and appliqué techniques, and enjoy using the simple patterns for lots of fabric fun. From bags, badges and bobble hats to jazzing up clothes and jewellery, there are lots of inspiring projects for your child to design and create. Ages 7–9 • 217 x 170mm • 64pp • HB #37243

$19.95

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Get your child in the garden, get sowing and harvesting and they will learn to grow all kinds of plants, vegetables and fruits quickly and easily! No need to wait months for results: they’ll be able to follow the simple instructions to raise fantastic plants in twelve weeks or much less. Soon they’ll have tasty tomatoes and delicious strawberries ready to eat in a week. There are fun projects, too: from making a pizza garden and growing a fairy ring, to designing a wildlife window box. So get ready, get steady and get growing!

Turn your home into a science lab! Fifty experiments in the kitchen and garden develop basic science skills and vocabulary and include lots of fun facts too. Set up a weather station or a worm farm, make invisible ink and grow mould on bread – all in the name of science! *As seen on ABC Kid’s TV* Ages 7–9 • 276 x 216mm • 48pp • HB Backyard Science #62522 Backyard Science 2 #34051

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Ready, Steady, Grow!

Backyard Science

Ages 7+ • 276 x 216mm • 80pp • HB #37717  $29.95

Children’s Book of Art

Children’s Book of Music

In this beautiful and clear introduction to art, kids take a journey around the world visiting different countries, periods and styles. An engaging and exciting introduction to world art, containing over 1,000 photographs and artworks, this book’s interactive approach means that children get a lesson in art appreciation. Perfect for budding artists and art enthusiasts.

Help your child discover the power of music and be inspired by cultures all over the world with the Children’s Book of Music. Discover how instruments are played and get the low-down on the fascinating lives and achievements of great composers, from Mozart to Debussy. Fun, try-ityourself activities with an interactive CD, this book is a delightful gift for budding musicians.

Ages 7+ • 301 x 252mm • 144pp • HB

Ages 7+ • 301 x 252mm • 144pp • HB

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Grammar Once a Week This updated edition of Grammar Once a Week contains double page units based on topics that allow for integration with other curriculum areas. Unit activities focus on sentence development, punctuation, parts of speech and word knowledge, while key grammar skills are repeated throughout the units to allow for constant revision. A detailed grammar and skills overview helps with planning focused lessons, and humour is used extensively throughout activities to help keep students interested and motivated. Ages 8–12 • 276 x 220mm • 80pp • PB Book 1 #59658 Book 2 #59665 Book 3 #59672

$12.95 each

Words Rock CD-ROM Build word power, spelling skills, and grammar and punctuation know-how. Literacy comes alive in this compelling ‘battle-ship style’ computer game, which can be played alone or by up to four players of any age at any one time. Fantastic graphics, diverse questions and awesome sound effects make it endlessly fun to play. Ages 4–15 •190 x 135mm • CD-ROM Game #10147  $30.00

• Windows – Win 98se or later, 48MB available RAM, 233 MHz or faster, 800x600 in 16 bit colour. Macintosh – Mac OSX, 48MB available RAM, 233 MHz or faster, 800x600 in 16 bit colour

Ultimate Aussie Maths Invaders CD-ROM The fast-paced space invaders game that drills number facts and times tables. Get them before they get you! Players develop automatic recall of essential maths facts by quickly and accurately repelling waves of descending questions. Questions on tables, number facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares and square roots, fractions, decimals, percentages, powers and directed numbers.

Comprehension Once a Week Each book within the Comprehension Once a Week series contains 33-35 units in double-page spreads comprising a stimulus and an activity page to enhance clear critical thinking and problemsolving skills. An enormous variety of text types including facts, songs, instructions, tales, letters, calendars, poetry, newspaper reports, diaries, recipes, games, plays and interviews is provided to give students the opportunity to read, write and develop higher levels of comprehension.

Ages 8–12 • 276 x 220mm • 72–76pp • PB Book 1 #57517 Book 2 #11859 Book 3 #11866

$12.95 each

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Ages 4–15 • 190 x 135mm • CD-ROM Game #86547  $30.00

• Windows – Win 95 or later, 24MB RAM, 166 MHz (233MHz recommended) Macintosh – Mac OS 8.1 or later, OSX, 16MB RAM, 266 MHz or faster

Junior Brain Train - Logic Games CD-ROM Junior Brain Train Logic Games is a collection of stimulating and entertaining games designed to test and improve your child’s logic skills, brain power, and concentration levels. Join Max and Claire, your friendly hosts, on a journey through an exciting virtual house and uncover 12 brainteasing games hidden in different rooms. Ages 7+ •190 x 133mm ��� CD-ROM Game #66368  $19.95

• Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Pentium II 266MHz processor, 64MB RAM (512MB for Vista), CD-ROM x4, 100MB free space on disk.


Over 30 really cool experiments from Top Gear’s Richard Hammond. If your child loves the fun-filled science of Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab, then get them experimenting at home with this exciting science book packed with experiments and challenges from the series. Hours of entertainment and learning by doing! Ages 7+ • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • HB #37069 

$29.95

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Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab

Blast Lab Activity Packs Fantastic experiments, thrilling things to make and do, reusable stickers and a fun quiz! Cool experiments show how a splash of vinegar makes a bone turn rubbery, how to make a pair of working lungs and how to create some noisy gassy sounds with a balloon stomach. There are lots of fun experiments to try out using everyday objects from around the house. It’s a funfilled blast from first page to last! Ages 7+ • 280 x 216mm • PB Blast Lab Activity Pack 1: Blast Lab Body Bits and Belly Buttons Blast Lab Brain Busters

Blast Lab Activity Pack 2: Blast Lab Rockets and Racers Blast Lab Secret Agent

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Blast Lab Bright Ideas Car Science Underneath the bonnet of every car there’s a lot of fast, furious and spectacular science going on – G-force, combustion, power. This is a turbo-charged tour through the nuts and bolts of car technology. Ages 7+ • 301 x 252mm • 96pp • HB #32002  $35.00

Introduce your child to Blast Lab Bright Ideas and they’ll discover all sorts of things to do with light and electricity! Blast Lab makes light work of science! Bounce light about with your own kaleidoscope. Explore circuits by building a torch. Brighten up your home with glowing magnets. Power up the Blast Lab LEDs and perform extraordinary experiments with light and electricity. Contains: 1 blue LED, 1 red LED, 1 green LED, 1 yellow LED, 2 X 20-cm wires Ages 7+ • 276 x 216mm • 48pp • HB #48218 

$35.00

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Think of a Number

Can You Feel the Force?

What Do You Believe?

Let your child join Johnny Ball on a dazzling maths adventure to infinity and beyond. They’ll find out maths isn’t just about sums and calculations, but how numbers can take them anywhere!

Find out how science affects everything, from roller-coasters to fighter pilots. Crammed with fascinating physics facts and interactive experiments. A totally cool look at physics!

A fascinating introduction to the world of religion. Tracing the history of religion around the world and charting key events and theories, this book helps us to understand the motivation behind beliefs and why some people do or don’t have faith.

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • PB #58026  $16.95

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • PB #58064  $16.95

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • HB #62856  $29.95

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What Makes Me Me?

It’s Elementary!

What Goes on in my Head?

Join Robert Winston for an award-winning journey exploring our minds and bodies and discover the astonishing reasons why every single one of us is different!

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston! Explores what the elements are, how they were discovered and the extraordinary ways they affect our lives. It’s chemistry, but not as you know it.

Discover why you do what you do. Join Robert Winston and introduce your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists – their brain. Packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn. Also includes fun brainteasers to test your child’s memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • PB #58033  $16.95

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • PB #58040  $16.95

Ages 7–12 • 276 x 216mm • 96pp • HB #53731  $29.95

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An interactive look at science for kids! This comprehensive look at science will teach your child all about twenty seven ‘Big Ideas’, from atoms to net force. These ideas will help them to connect the dots between what they observe and what they understand. Seeing is learning – special symbols direct children to over 200 specially created interactive online activities for hands-on learning.

You won’t believe your eyes as ideas and information literally pop from the pages and move around in front of you in this next generation 3-D reference series! Augmented reality spreads are clearly marked and coloured to indicate the presence of a digital pop-up. The spreads are then ‘shown’ to the computer’s webcam to activate the specially commissioned 3-D animations, which pop up on screen and expand on the ideas presented in the book. Ages 10+ • 276 x 216mm • 72pp • HB

Ages 10+ • 276 x 216mm • 304pp • HB #54134 

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Upper Primary

The Science Book

Dinosaur 3-D Pop-Ups #63037 Human Body 3-D Pop-Ups #63044

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$39.95

Earth Matters

Pick Me Up

Discover a world of fragile beauty and find out how we can keep it that way. Spectacular photography showcases the living world’s diversity and beauty from the parched desert to blistering cold of Antarctica. Includes tips, ideas, and website links to all the practical things you can do to help preserve our planet.

The world’s most random encyclopedia is now in paperback! Once you pick me up, you won’t want to put me down... I’m an encyclopedia, but not as you know it. Big books with facts are boring - I’m not. I’m more like a computer game than a book, crammed with funky pages and cartoons. Forget A–Z, just follow my lead and you’ll be amazed where you end up! Curious? Try me!

Ages 7+ • 276 x 216mm • 256pp • PB #65062  $29.95

Ages 9+ • 244 x 212mm • 352pp • PB #32682 

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Now fully revised and updated! There is a wealth of incredible facts and images online—if only we know where to look. DK’s e.encyclopedia combines the best of a traditional encyclopedia with the best of the web. Throughout the book, special keywords are featured, such as ‘astronaut’ or ‘insects’. Readers can then type these keywords into e.encyclopedia dedicated website, which webwith web web will provide them downloadable images, Includes streaming video, and a more than continually updated list of 1,000 links to the links best to supplement the of theinformation Net in the book. k -lin e

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Know It All is the ultimate trivia-fest for curious minds. Pictorial galleries, timelines and ‘how to’ boxes with unusual step-by-steps so you can discover how to land on a comet, drink from a cactus or dance the tango. Fascinating, factual, fun and frighteningly addictive – Know It All is jam packed with everything you ever wanted to know.

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How to Do Everything How to Do Everything is a fantastic and unique combination of reference material, fun facts, exciting activities New and instructions for life. It covers everything from boiling an egg to making a movie so you’ll never be stuck wondering what to do with the kids again.

Chocolate Fix A logical deduction game! You must evaluate and combine clues to solve each puzzle challenge. Chocolate Fix will test your thinking ability and to top it off, it’s really fun to play! Ages 8+ • 40 Challenge booklet with solutions • 9 Chocolate piece • 1 Game Tray • I Game-go bag • 226 x 206 x 64mm #63035  $36.50

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This is possibly the world’s best puzzle game! Everyone from ages 6 to 106 can shape their imagination with this multi award winning Australian game. There are 101 exciting challenges just to get you started, plus a website offering a fresh challenge every week for the next 150 years! This enticing puzzle game for the whole family comes in a soft pouch for easy transport and storage. Ages 6+ • 155 x 155mm • Contents: 18 puzzle pieces, Think Book, Enkounter Game Book and Lifetime Membership Code. #40013  $40.00

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The Children’s Bible From the story of Creation to the Book of Revelation, faithful retellings of scriptures from the Old and New Testaments combine with outstanding illustrations in this beautiful Bible to bring the characters and events to life for your child. A lavish gold-foiled cover and slipcase makes this a special gift to treasure. Ages 10+ • 276 x 216mm • 356 pp • HB + slipcase #32545  $59.95

100% Me: The How, Why and When of Growing Up

This completely redesigned and updated encyclopedic atlas contains over 400 state-of-the-art digital maps of every region in the world. Informative text, photographs and diagrams provide a superb overview of the physical, political, economic and demographic geography of the world. Ages 10+ • 330 x 240mm • 384pp • HB #28012  $69.95

Family Reference

Concise Atlas of the World

Kaleidoscope Classic Game

Girl Stuff

From growth spurts to sex education, this straight-talking but fun guide to how girls and boys grow up will tell your child everything they need to know, and comes packed with cool graphics, quizzes and loads of answers to common questions.

Teen suicide, bullying, online dangers, celebrity ‘role models’ – girls (and their adults) urgently need help. Kaz Cooke’s Girl Stuff is funny, reassuring, practical, non-judgemental, and based on extensive research and the input of leading professionals. Girl Stuff will help every girl feel more confident about growing up and finding her own path.

Ages 7+ • 217 x 170mm • 96 pp • HB #21907  $19.95

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Family Reference

Illustrated Science & Technology Dictionary Defines all science and technology terms that students in Australian schools are likely to meet, in simple language. Definitions are supported and reinforced by diagrams and illustrations. Ages 12+ • 237 x 164mm • 110pp • PB

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Train Your Brain

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything

Like the body, the brain needs exercise, and Dr Kawashima has dedicated his life to researching exactly how we can make our brains work better. Here are the results in a highly rewarding programme of carefully chosen yet deceptively simple activities.

This is a practical and comprehensive guide from renowned photographer Tom Ang. Avoiding intimidating technical jargon, he explains the basic elements of photography, then goes on to show how to make them work for you. Using step-by-step instructions, every photographic subject, technique and challenge is covered, while showing you how to take the best picture in any situation.

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Illustrated Maths Dictionary The best-selling Illustrated Maths Dictionary is the most thorough mathematics dictionary for primary school students and teachers in Australia and comes with an electronic version of the dictionary for use on computer. Ages 12+ • 237 x 164mm • 160pp • PB + CD #86611 

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This comprehensive guide provides a one-stop-shop to help parents understand the maths being taught in Australian schools from middle primary to senior secondary. Covering all the core subjects, from basic arithmetic to geometry, from algebra to statistics, this invaluable new guide allows parents and kids to work together to solve even the trickiest problem. Ages 7+ • 235 x 195mm • 256pp • PB #37830  $29.95

Australian Maths Dictionary

Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases ranks as one of the greatest English language reference works, used for generations by anyone looking for help to write a letter, prepare a speech, solve a crossword, or write any manner of prose or poem.

If you find maths tricky, are stuck on square roots or puzzled by prime numbers, help is on hand with this essential maths explainer adapted for Australian students. It’s packed with hundreds of mathematical entries covering words, phrases, shapes, measurements, concepts, calculations and much more, making everything easy to understand. It’s perfect for students of all ages up to the start of secondary school, and for parents who need a hand in helping out with maths homework too!

Ages 10+ • 198 x 129mm • 912 pp • PB #15039  $19.95

Ages 7–12 • 210 x 148mm • 128pp • PB #37571  $19.95

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The Human Body Book & DVD

Crocodiles are large, ectothermic (“cold blooded) WOW! Earth is a book about Earth unlike any you’ve ever seen creatures that feed occasionally before. It’s crammed full of incredible stuff from magnificent during brief periods of intense meteorites to cool caves, crystals and coral reefs, all revealed in a activity but otherwise spend fascinating, exciting and totally different way. much time immobile, an ideal 8 strategy for a long life. Ages 10+ • 301 x 252mm • 128pp • PB 9 Bottlenose dolphins yE ArS dolphins are intelligent #37250  $19.95 creatures that, in exceptional cases, can live to 40 or 50 years. 8

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Index

3-D Pop-Up Series 59 4 in a Box Puzzles - Australian Animals 20 15 Minute Energizing Workout 2 100% Me: The How, Why and When of Growing Up 61 100 Ways to Calm the Crying 3 100 Ways to Happy Children 4 A Child’s First Bible 45 A Giraffe in the Bath 30 Abacus 22 All Through the Year 30 Allergy-Friendly Cookbook 6 Alphabet Book 19 Animal Babies 46 Animals and Me 46 Ask A Series 47 Australian Maths Dictionary 62 Baby and Toddler’s Big Book of Everything 14 Baby Touch and Feel Board Book Series 13 Baby Touch Series 9 Baby’s Busy World 11 Backyard Science Series 55 Bear Pack 15 Become a Human Body Explorer CD-Rom 43 Become a Word Explorer CD-Rom 43 Better Than Chocolate: 50 Proven Ways to Feel Happier 2 57 Blast Lab Books 50 Boris, Series 33 Bottoms Up! 18 Boys’ Potty Time Bugalugs Bum Thief: Aussie Bite 52 8 Buggy Books Can You Feel the Force? 58 Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs Series 33 Car Science 57 Charlie & Lola Products 34 Charlotte’s Web 51 Chess 54 Children’s Book of Art 55 Children’s Book of Music 55 Children’s Cookery Cards 44 Chocolate Fix 60 Complete Home Medical Guide 5 Comprehension Once a Week 56 Concise Atlas of the World 61 Construction Set 25 Cookbook for Girls 54 Cooking 44

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Cotton Reels 14 Counting Book 19 Crafty 45 Create-A-Card 45 Criss Cross 28 Crunch Time 2

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything 62 How to Raise An Amazing Child 4 Hullabazoo! 31 Human Body Book & DVD 63

Daddy Loves Me Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar Dinosaur Snaps DK Star Wars Reader Do Dogs Dream? Don’t Worry Bear Board Book

11 I Can Eat a Rainbow 45 I Love Series 62 Illustrated Maths Dictionary Illustrated Science & Technology Dictionary 62 32 Isabella’s Secret 58 It’s Elementary 32 It’s Lovely When You Smile

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e.encyclopedia 60 Each Peach Pear Plum 32 Early Learning Flashcards 21 Early Learning Library 21 Earth Matters 59 Emergency! 17 English Made Easy 38 Eye Know Series 47 Eyewonder Series 48 Farm Hullaballoo! 17 Favourite Mince Recipes 6 Feed Me! 26 Feeding Your Baby and Toddler 5 First Reference Series 49 Flaptastic Series 18 Food Intolerance Management Plan 6 Funniest Stories 52 Funnybones: A Brilliant Bone Rattling Collection 29 Get Ready For Kindergarten Kit Giant Dominoes Girl Stuff Girls’ Potty Time Good Luck Bear Grammar Once a Week Grow It Eat It

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Hairy Maclary Books 29 Hello Baby! 12 Help Your Kids With Maths 62 Hetty’s Day Out 30 Hide & Seek First Words 19 Homework Helpers Series 42 Homework Helpers Times Tables Flashcards 42 How to Cook: Delicious Dishes You’ll Really Want To Make 54 How to Do Everything 60 How to Get Things Done 2

Jerry the Giraffe 8 Jumbo Shaped Board Books 17 Junior Brain Train- Logic Games CD-Rom 56 Kaleidoscope Classic Game 61 Kids’ Parties 3 Kidwrangling: Looking after babies, toddlers & preschoolers 3 Know It All 60 Koala Lou Gift Set 18 Lace Up! 26 Laddie Activity Doll 13 Ladybird Touch & Feel Series 15 Learn Your Fractions and Decimals Kit 39 Learning Ladder Pre-School (3-5) 24 Learning Ladder Years 1 & 2 43 Lifetimes 32 Little Brainwaves Investigate Series 46 Little Cat and The Big Red Bus 32 Low GI High Flavour 6 Made by Me 54 Make a Word 27 Make Believe Princess 16 Make-a-word Magnets: First Phonics 24 Mao’s Last Dancer: Young Readers Edition 53 39 Maths Made Easy 46 Mini Scientist Series 50 Mission Fox Series Monsterbook: Rumblefart and the Beastly Bottom 52 Mousetrap Maths 28 Mummy & Me Cookbook 44 Mummy Loves Me 10 My Favourite Recipes 44 My First Book of Time 19

My First Games Book & CD-Rom Series 22 12 My First Series My First Spin and Match Puzzle 13 My First Tell The Time Game 25 My First Touch and Feel Picture Card Series 20 21 My First Wipe Clean Series My First Words Word Cards 21 My Little Carry Books Series 12 18 My Very First Bible New Guide to Medicines & Drugs: 1st Edition 5 Night Night Peter Rabbit: Luxury Cloth Book 8 Noisy Noisy Series 16 Noisy Peekaboo! Series 11 Novelty Playbooks with CD 20 Parenting 4 Parenting by Heart 3 Party Cakes 3 Pat the Cat & Friends (Set of 5) 29 Peekaboo! Moon 13 Peekaboo! Series 10 Peekaboo! Zoo! 13 Peepo!: Series 15 Percy Jackson Series 53 Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book 8 Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Baby Record Book & Comforter 8 Pick Me Up 59 Playtime 4 Pop-Up Peekaboo! Series 11 Puddle the Naughtiest Puppy Series 50 Puffin Mother Goose Treasury 33 Questions Children Ask, and How to Answer Them 4 Rascal Series Ready, Steady Grow! Revolting Rhymes Rhyming Flapbooks Roget’s Thesaurus School Dictionary School Thesaurus Shine on Daizy Star Silly Sentences Sing a Song of Bottoms! Sleeping Like a Baby Sophie’s Big Bed Space: A Children’s Encyclopedia

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Spelling Made Easy Kit 38 Spot’s Birthday Balloon 23 Spot’s Essential Childhood Pack 23 Stack-a-Peg 17 Starter Stile Series 36 & 37 Super Shiny Robots 26 40 Superhero Phonics Flashcards 40 Superhero Phonics Readers Talking to your Kids about Sex 4 Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes 12 Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children 51 Terry Denton’s Bumper Book of Silly Stuff to Do! 52 Thank You Bear 15 The Art of Possibility 2 The Children’s Bible 61 The Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush Volume 1 51 The Diabetes Cooking Book 6 The Fantastic and Amazing Gizmo Bindup 53 The I-Spy Game 27 The Legend of the Golden Snail 30 The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 4 The Puffin Book of Five Minute Stories 29 The Science Book 59 The Undys 52 The Very Hungry Caterpillar 29 Think of a Number 58 This Dinosaur Is So Big 26 This Little Books: See Ladybird Touch and Feel Series

Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition 51 Tiddalick the Frog Who Caused a Flood 33 Times Table Book 39 Times Tables Made Easy Kit 39 TLL Baby Sign Learning Kit 7 Topsy and Tim Go Green 26 Toy Boat 31 Tractor Wheelies 17 Train Your Brain 62 Transport Shaped Board Books 16 Twist & Check Card Games 24 Twist & Check Times Table Cards 43 Ultimate Aussie Maths Invaders CD-ROM 56 Uno’s Garden 30 Weaning 5 Wendy 31 What Do You Believe? 58 What Does Daddy Do? 31

58 What Goes On in My Head? 58 What Makes Me Me? 5 What To Feed When Whatever Next! 43 23 What’s That Noise Spot? 5 When Your Child is Ill Where is the Green Sheep 16 Where is the Green Sheep Gift Set 18 Whose? Lift the Flap Series 14 Why is the Sky Blue? 28 Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors 53 Women’s Health for Life: Medical Advice You Can Trust 2 Words Rock CD-ROM 56 Wow Series 63 You Can Cook

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