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Julia Jarman

  • 5 stars across 90 books
    Adrian Reynolds is one of today's most popular children's illustrators. After studying illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, he went on to illustrate the popular Pete and Polo series for Orchard. Adrian's reputation as an exciting new artist grew, and he is now known for his lively and fun illustrations like those in the fantastic Big Red Bath and the bestselling Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Adrian lives in Cambridge. Julia Jarman has won the Stockport Schools' Book Award twice for her brilliant picture book texts. After studying English and Drama at Manchester University, she became a teacher. Julia has been writing for over fifteen years, and in that time has created ten novels and over seventy shorter books. Initially, she was encouraged to write by her three children who asked for 'real characters like us'. Recently, she has become a grandmother, inspiring her to write her fabulous picture book texts. Julia lives in an English village near Bedford.
    11th January 2018

    Fussy Freda

    A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up! Dinnertime isn't easy in F... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Big Bouncy Bed

    Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed, Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Mind your head! Ben and Bell... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Ants in Your Pants!

    A brilliantly funny story about not leaving friends out, from the illustrator of much-loved picture book classic, Gi... More

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    21st August 2008

    Big Blue Train

    Toot toot! Hold tight! Ben and Bella are off on another adventure! This time with the Big Blue Train! They set off ... More

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    1st March 2005

    Big Red Bath

    Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! Bu... More

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    19th June 2008

    Class Two at the Zoo

    Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the anaconda s... More

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    1st September 2009

    Friends Forever

    Meet Charlie, Katie, Grace, Jamila and Ellie - they're five best friends and they've just joined the Brownies! The girls... More

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    4th July 2013

    Two Shy Pandas

    Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora l... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Jungle Grumble

    The animals of the jungle are disgruntled - they're tired of the same old body parts. Hippo wants a longer tail, Monkey ... More

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    6th August 2015

    Lovely Old Lion

    Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't... More

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    5th July 2012

    Big Yellow Digger

    Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time ... More

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    4th September 2014

    The Best Kiss

    Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates... it's being kissed! And with an a... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Y1/P2 Blue Level: The Terrible Tiger (6 Pack) Framework Edition

    Genre: A modern story with rhythm, rhyme and suspense.Learning objectives: Word RecognitionStrand 5: Recognize and use a... More

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    26th October 1993

    GEORGIE AND THE PLANET RAIDER

    Georgie's little sister has been taken by the Planet Raider! Can Georgie magic into the computer game and save her bef... More

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    13th September 2012

    Jenny Greenteeth

    Nadia becomes increasingly obsessed with the local legend of Jenny Greenteeth, the monster who lurks in the pond and ste... More

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    4th November 2014

    King Midas

    This is a beautifully illustrated addition to the popular Silver Penny series. It teaches children about what is truly v... More

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    10th February 2015

    Must Know Stories: Level 2: King Midas

    King Midas is rich but very greedy. He wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold! But when his wish is granted... More

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    9th June 1995

    Georgie and the Computer Bugs

    Georgie Bell cures a computer dragon and his children of a nasty bug. Readership level: 6 - 8.... More

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    1st February 2012

    When Baby Lost Bunny

    This book is perfect for sharing with a baby and older brother or sister - helping to reinforce the bond between sibli... More

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    28th March 2009

    Class Three All At Sea

    On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay. They saw soggy sea lions skimming stones, bu... More

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    12th May 2014

    Race Further with Reading: The Magic Scooter

    Caspar can't take his eyes off his new birthday present - a new scooter! He soon finds out it's not just any scooter ... More

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    26th November 2015

    Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

    When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Ca... More

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    1st February 2007

    The Time-travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

    Ka, the time-travelling cat, has disappeared, leaving just one clue. Topher soon realises that she has gone back to Eliz... More

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    5th August 2010

    Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink

    Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher ... More

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    7th January 2010

    Inside

    Aged seventeen, Lee is inside for a crime he has committed. And he soon finds out that prison is not the holiday camp he... More

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    4th April 2011

    Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch

    When Natasha moves to a new house, she discovers a statue of a fairy in her garden beneath a huge menacing fir tree, whi... More

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    6th February 2014

    New Friend Old Friends

    Phoebe, Daisy and Erika are very excited - a new girl is joining their class! But when Shazia starts school, the three g... More

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    2nd November 2006

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

    Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray ca... More

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    5th January 2008

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror

    Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but will it be safe, with all the terrorist threats? It ... More

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    7th February 2013

    Make Friends Break Friends

    Daisy has two best friends, Phoebe and Erika, but they don't get on. Erika thinks Phoebe's feeble and Phoebe thinks Erik... More

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    1st September 2006

    Story Cat

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    1st August 2008

    Tooth Fairy in Trouble

    Everything is going wrong for Tooth Fairy. Children are going to bed later these days and she has less time to collect t... More

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    30th June 1992

    Georgie and the Dragon

    Georgie's a genius at dragon-killing -- on her computer. But when she's magicked into the machine, the dragon is waiting... More

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    20th March 2004

    The Magic Backpack

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    27th September 2007

    Hopscotch: Histories: Grandma's Seaside Bloomers

    It's the first summer bank holiday and the family are off to the seaside. The children can't wait to go bathing, but G... More

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    8th September 2011

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Cinderella

    Cinderella is among the oldest and best-loved of fairytales told around the world. Good, kind Cinderella is given some m... More

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    21st May 2015

    The Revenge of Tommy Bones

    Two boys are stranded when they miss the last bus. It will be a long cold lonely walk back home to their village - unles... More

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    1st September 2007

    Harry the Clever Spider at School: Band 07/Turquoise

    This humorous story follows Harry the spider to Clare's school, where the class is studying minibeasts. Displeased wit... More

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    6th November 2010

    Bears on the Stairs

    'There are bears on the stairs. That's why I don't like going to bed. It's the bears on the stairs'. But are the bears r... More

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    1st July 2010

    Leapfrog World Tales: Little Tiger and the Fire

    A tale from West Africa. Anansi the trickster is hungry. All the animals are cooking but none of the food is ready, so A... More

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    7th February 2008

    Hangman

    Toby's heart sinks when he hears that Danny Lamb is coming to Lindley High School. Danny will expect Toby to be his frie... More

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    3rd July 2008

    Jessame to the Rescue and other stories

    The irrepressible Jessame is back, starring in six more great short stories. There's an outing to the Cutty Sark in Gree... More

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    4th July 2013

    A Friend in Need

    Erika is good at sport, actually she's good at everything, and she has loads of friends. But her two best friends Daisy ... More

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    2nd August 2007

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

    Topher Hope is on the move again. When his devoted cat, Ka, leaves a computer message saying she has gone to CA;;LLevA ... More

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    8th September 2011

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Class Pack of 24

    The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which ha... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-lay... More

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    2nd May 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Year 2: Easy Buy Pack Framework Edition

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layer... More

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    2nd May 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Year 1: Easy Buy Pack Framework Edition

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layer... More

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    15th April 2000

    Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Bully Bear Pupil Book (single)

    Genre: A fantasy story with animal characters and a theme of bullying. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition ... More

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    5th January 2005

    Harry the Clever Spider: Band 07/Turquoise

    When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed - not Mum, not Dad, and certainly n... More

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    15th April 2000

    Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Terrible Tiger Pupil Book (single)

    Genre: modern story with rhythm, rhyme and suspense. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Rec... More

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    15th April 2000

    Rigby Star Guided 2 Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday Pupil Book (single)

    Genre: Animal fantasy story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Engage with books by e... More

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    27th January 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Snapdragons: Molly and the Giant

    Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are ... More

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    12th December 2005

    Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level Guided Reader Set

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-lay... More

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    9th December 2005

    Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-lay... More

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    27th January 2005

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Snapdragons: Class Pack (36 books, 6 of each title)

    Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart the books are fa... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday

    Genre: Animal fantasy story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Engage with books by exploring and ena... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Y 1/P2 Blue Level: Bully Bear (6 Pack) Framework Edition

    Genre: A fantasy story with animal characters and a theme of bullying. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: R... More

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    27th January 2011

    Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level: Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

    This is part of a guided reading programme developed specifically to meet the requirements of the NLS, which offers stor... More

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    4th January 2007

    Stowaway!: Band 14/Ruby

    This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dic... More

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    6th January 2011

    Big Red Bath Big Book

    Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the Big Red Bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! Bu... More

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    18th May 2017

    Class One Farmyard Fun

    A hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm, following the Stockport Schools Book Award winner C... More

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    3rd August 2017

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

    Ka, the time-travelling cat, has disappeared, leaving just one clue. Topher soon realises that she has gone back to Eliz... More

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    3rd August 2017

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

    Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray ca... More

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    3rd December 2001

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

    An exciting and adventurous time-slip novel which also features Sir Francis Drake and the Golden Hind and - in the pre... More

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    3rd December 2001

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

    The first of the time-travelling cat trilogy where Topher and his cat Ka travel back in time to Ancient Egypt where ca... More

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    3rd August 2017

    Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink

    Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher ... More

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    1st February 2018

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror

    Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but there have been bomb threats, which makes him worry.... More

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    1st June 2006

    Ghost School

    Grey Arthur finally knows where he belongs - at the side of Tom Golden - as his invisible friend. He's been thinkin... More

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    1st March 2010

    Little Tiger and the Lost Fire

    Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read inde... More

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    1st September 2010

    Hopscotch Twisty Tales: Little Bad Riding Hood

    Hopscotch Twisty Tales give the classic fairy tales a new twist. Perfect for the reluctant or newly independent reader, ... More

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    28th January 2010

    Hopscotch: Histories: Henry VIII Has to Choose

    Henry VIII is looking for another wife. So he sends his painter, Hans Holbein, to paint him portraits of all the best-lo... More

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    22nd October 2009

    Hopscotch: Myths: King Midas's Golden Touch

    When King Midas is granted a wish from the god Dionysus, he knows just what to choose: everything he touches to turn to ... More

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    1st May 2003

    Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

    When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Canc... More

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    21st May 2009

    Kisses Are Yuk!

    Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates...it's being kissed! And with an army... More

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    1st January 2010

    Hey! What's That Nasty Whiff?

    Hyena spends all day scrubbing, scouring and scooping up everybody else's mess. But the other animals never lend a hand ... More

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    1st August 2004

    Jack in a Box

    On Tom's birthday all Jack gets is an empty cardboard box but what exciting places he can visit! JACK IN A BOX celebrate... More

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    5th July 2018

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

    Ka, the time-travelling cat, has vanished again, leaving Topher a clue in the form of a Roman word on his computer: Ca;;... More

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    5th July 2018

    The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

    Topher is desperate to find his beloved cat Ka when she disappears, leaving a single clue on his computer: TENOCHT*I*TL... More

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    3rd November 2005

    The Jessame Stories

    Jessame doesn't mind being called Jessy, or Messy Jessy or Baddy Addy. Her full name is Jessame Aduke Olusanya. Sometime... More

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    19th June 2008

    Class Three All At Sea

    On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay. They saw some sea lions skimming stones, but t... More

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