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Little Gems

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Go! Go! Chichico!

    Chichico has everything he needs to be a top footballer - apart from a pair of boots! A little football story with a... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Snug

    What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being at home? Or being giv... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Cheesemares

    Hal is determined to get to the bottom of his terrifying cheesemares in this hilarious comedy for younger readers from ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Snake Who Came to Stay

    Polly has set up a pets' holiday home for the summer and with a house full of greedy guinea pigs, pesky parrots and slit... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

    Beautifully packaged book from Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by the wonderful Hannah Shaw. A ti... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    My Friend's a Gris-Kwok

    Mike had no idea that his best friend Alex was a Gris-Kwok - he can turn into any living creature he chooses. But so can... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The Castle in the Field

    A great countryside tale. Chris, Lisa and Tom spend their days in their secret hide-out in the Castle, an old WWII pill-... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The First Third Wish

    A charming fairytale. When a newly - qualified fairy loses the third wish of three she must deliver to a woodcutter, you... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    The Rats of Meadowsweet Farm

    Animal Farm meets Shaun the Sheep in this darkly funny story from award-winning Dick King-Smith with full colour artwork... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Henry Pond the Poet

    Henry Pond is a toad who is also a poet. His gift is an uncommon one, his poems sweep the prize table at the Eistoadfo... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Grey Island, Red Boat

    Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey, from the weather to the castle, the grass and the flowers. But then the red b... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Sea Urchins and Sand Pigs

    A delightful story from a top author. With treasure trails, dune pigs and the occasional visiting mermaid, there's never... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Monster Busters

    A mad-cap, thrilling monster adventure - with extra monsters! Fun and quirky tale from Inkheart author Cornelia Funke.... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    The Monster from the Blue Planet

    Hugely fun space adventure from international bestseller Cornelia Funke, with full colour illustrations by award-winning... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    The Great Telephone Mix-Up

    When the village wires get crossed after a storm, there's a lot of confusion and plenty of missed connections. Margare... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    The Gingerbread Star

    Little Hetty dreams of being a glow-worm instead of a boring old grey worm. She wants a light of her own so she can glow... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Splash Day!

    Splish, splosh, splash! It's Splash Day and everyone is ready for a water fight! They've got their trunks and wetsuits... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Rose's Dress of Dreams

    Young Rose dreams of sewing beautiful dresses for the women of Paris. But when a chance encounter with royalty changes... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Joe and the Dragonosaurus

    When Joe's teacher announces the new class project will be all about their pets, Joe turns glum - there's no animals all... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Norman the Norman and the Very Small Duchess

    Norman the Norman is at it again! And this time the Duchess of Normandy is determined that her William should have lit... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Mary's Hair

    Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Ted Rules the World

    Ted thinks there's something fishy going on. Ever since his birthday when he got a special loyalty card at the local sho... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Skulduggery

    A fun, swashbuckling adventure. Ben arrives at pirate school ready and raring to learn all about how to be the best pira... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    The Bakery of Happiness

    Paul du Pain's bakery is a very special place. Each day, Paul bakes the bread while Marie serves customers in the shop... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Minikid

    A beautifully illustrated and delightful countryside story. At school they call him Bullet, but Chris and Lisa call him ... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Blue John

    The Queen of Darkness lives deep underground beneath a mountain with her child, Blue John, a boy she made from the blu... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    PramBusters!

    When the rain threatens to ruin the fun at summer camp, Malik and his friends are tasked with inventing a pram that an... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers

    Grandma Gertie is rather strange. With her big square glasses and a parrot on her hat, Anna and Kasper don't know what... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Special Delivery

    All Frank wants is a new bike, but bikes cost money ... So he better start saving! When he settles on helping his sist... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Sophie Takes to the Sky

    Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while e... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    A Twist of Tales

    A king hides a terrible secret under his crown ...A marvellous dream inspires an epic journey ...A clever girl outwits t... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Blamehounds

    A hilariously wacky read from author/illustrator Ross Collins. Whenever there's a pong, poo or puddle that can't be expl... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    The Fish in the Bathtub

    Heartwarming story set in post-war Poland. Little Lucja's Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army, and the Communist... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    The Big Fib

    A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...Robbie's been spending lots... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    Nellie Choc-Ice and the Plastic Island

    Nellie Choc-Ice is on her way home to the North Pole at last! But things don't go so smoothly when Captain Beardy-Bear... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Good Dog Lion

    A beautiful, heartwarming story set in Africa about a young boy and his yearning for a pet dog. From internationally bes... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Big Trouble for Nellie Choc-Ice

    When Captain Beardy-Beard rescues Nellie from the North Pole she's ready to be safe and sound back at home. But mistak... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Little Gems Bargain Group Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers in Early Years with our fun, big-name author stories in this pa... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

    Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs,... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    Captain Whiskers

    Cats in the bath. Cats in the cupboards. A hundred cats everywhere!Everyone in Jack's class has a pet, but all Jack ha... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    The Unlucky Eleven

    Ridiculous injuries ... strange illnesses ... cancelled games ... Everything's going wrong for the Saints this season,... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    We Are Not Frogs!

    The frogs always beat the toads at long jump but the toads don't mind - anything for a quiet life. But then the childr... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Mariella, Queen of the Skies

    Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mu... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Clever Cakes

    It pays to be able to think on your feet, especially if you're about to be eaten alive or cheated out of a valuable pr... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Molly Rogers to the Rescue

    Thieves, greedy pirates and mischief-makers are no match for Molly Rogers! When Molly and her mother, Barbarous Bertha... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    Dread Cat

    Once there was a very fierce cat. Not just fierce: totally, terrifyingly, stupendously fierce. Everyone was afraid of ... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Nappy the Pirate Baby

    Stinky McFlea, Irish Stew, Long Johns, Nitty Nora and Captain Spratt are pirates aboard the Salty Herring. They love n... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe

    Priya loves helping out at the stall her family have run for donkey's years. But one day she meets Stan. His dad sells... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    The Smile

    Josh has a problem. There's a new little person in the house, his baby brother Charlie. It's supposed to be a happy thin... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    All About Ella

    Sam is sick, and Ella is sick of Sam. Life seems to revolve around his hospital appointments, his medication and his n... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    The Story of the Dancing Frog

    The heartbroken widow of a captain drowned at sea discovers a friendly amphibian at her lowest point. But he is no ord... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Bad Trousers

    A charming birthday story about one boy and his Granny's awful knitting, with artwork by Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedde... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    I Killed Father Christmas

    Jo-Jo is convinced that Christmas is cancelled - and it's all his fault. To make amends, he decides he must become Fat... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    Billy Button, Telegram Boy

    When Charlie the telegram boy breaks his leg and can't ride his bicycle, Billy Button sees his chance. He has always wan... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel

    Dad is a Master Baker and Albert is expected to one day follow in his footsteps. There's just one problem ... Alber... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    The Ghost in Annie's Room

    At Great Aunt Win's house, Emma is happy to sleep in her cousin Annie's old attic bedroom. But when bedtime comes she ... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Grandpa Was an Astronaut

    Sherman loves the moon and he loves his grandpa even more - who has actually been to the moon! Grandpa was an astronaut ... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    Superdad's Day Off

    Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Da... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    Out for the Count

    Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it's cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn't agree, and so Dad challenges ... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    Nellie Choc-Ice, Penguin Explorer

    Plucky young penguin Nellie Choc-Ice goes on an epic adventure when her iceberg floats off to the North Pole. Nellie n... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    Norman the Norman from Normandy

    Little Norman the Norman from Normandy loves fighting. All Normans do. When he inherits the broad sword that belonged ... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    Little Gems Gold BookBand Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers with the fun, colour illustrated stories in this pack. The Litt... More

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    Little Gems Library Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers with our fun, illustrated stories in this bumper 40 book pack. ... More

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    Book 64
    Book 64

    Little Gems White BookBand Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers with the fun, colour illustrated stories in this pack. The Litt... More

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    Little Gems Brown BookBand Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers with the fun, colour illustrated stories in this pack. The Litt... More

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    Book 66
    Book 66

    Little Gems Lime BookBand Pack

    Build reading confidence for newly independent readers with the fun, colour illustrated stories in this pack. The Litt... More

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    Book 67
    Book 67

    The Moonshine Dragon

    When a tiny silver dragon is chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight, all sorts of mayhem breaks loo... More

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    Madam Squeaker

    Crumbs on the counter, morsels on the floor ... There should be plenty of food for all the creatures in Hollyhock Hous... More

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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Stars of Mine

    A King marries a poor girl after being told she can perform amazing feats with a spinning-wheel. But what will happen to... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    Tea Party Parade

    Today's the day - it's the tea party parade! The kids are in their costumes and the teachers are marching too. Teacups... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    The Beach Puppy

    Ruby's dad has arrived home with a wonderful surprise - Coco the sausage-dog puppy! And when the family go on holiday ... More

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