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Dogbird and other mixed-up tales

Paul Stewart (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

WOOF! Alice's new pet budgie doesn't speak. It barks! Dad says the bird must go, but what do you do with a barking budgie?

OINK! When greedy Albert pinches a Mars bar, his grandmother warns him of the curse of the were-pig. Will he grow a curly tail when the sun comes out?

RIBBIT! The croaking frog in the garden is driving Looby loopy! Grandad wonders if it's an enchanted prince, but Looby doesn't believe in fairy tales any more. Maybe she should just give the frog a tiny kiss . . .

Three lively, funny tales from Smarties Prize-winning author Paul Stewart.

Spooky Teachers

Tony Bradman (Author)

Class Three are the worst class ever. They do lots of crashing and bashing, nose-picking and flicking, fighting and fidgeting. Their teacher, Miss Nicely, is very fed up. But then Miss Shade - the Ghost Teacher - pays them a visit . . .

Class Three are waiting to meet their new teacher. Thud! Thud! Somebody is heading towards the classroom. Somebody who's very, very big . . . it's the Frankenstein Teacher!

The Troublesome Tooth Fairy

Sandi Toksvig (Author) , Georgien Overwater (Illustrator)

She was a hopeless tooth fairy. A troublesome trainee tooth fairy . . .

When Jessica loses her first tooth, Granny tells her to watch out for a trainee tooth fairy. That shimmering little creature might look the part in her purple and silver outfit but she's not too sure of her job. As Granny knows, the trainee tooth fairy has been known to whisk away more than just the lost tooth . . .

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Happy Mouseday

Dick King-Smith (Author) , Peter Kavanagh (Illustrator)

"You are NOT keeping a mouse in this house!"

Every Saturday - or Mouseday, as Pete calls it - Pete asks his mum and dad if he can have a pet mouse. And every week, the answer is the same. No. Then Pete gets a terrific idea. He could secretly keep a mouse in his tree-house...

The Watch-Frog

Paul Stewart (Author) , Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Looby has been woken every night for two weeks by a very noisy frog. Her grandpa thinks it might be a prince under a spell, but Looby doesn't believe him. When she does give the frog a kiss, she finds out that he is indeed a boy - under a very unusual spell!

Super-Saver Mouse To The Rescue

Sandi Toksvig (Author)

Boris is a mouse who lives on the London Underground. He shares his station with wise grandfather Garibaldi, his swaggering cousin Kicker and his best friend, Heavy Duty, the station cleaner. Kicker and Boris love football and when they see a brand-new football rolling down the station platform towards them, they can't resist the temptation to start a game. Their footballing exploits end up taking them all over London on their biggest adventure yet.

Dogbird

Paul Stewart (Author)

Woof! Woof! Woof!

When Alice chose a budgie for a pet, Mum and Dad thought it was the perfect pet - until they try to teach it to talk. For Dogbird will only bark. But its bark is to prove very useful indeed when Grandma becomes the target of burglars...

The Were-Pig

Paul Stewart (Author)

OINK! OINK!

When Albert pinches a Mars Bar from a girl's lunch-box at school, his grandmother - Nan Tucker - is very worried. She says that his greediness means that next time he's out in the sun, he will turn into a were-pig - half human, half pig and very very greedy! Will Albert grow a curly tail? Will his feet turn into trotters?

A hilarious story about greediness from the bestselling author, Paul Stewart.

Super-Saver Mouse

Sandi Toksvig (Author)

"We've got to stop the first train!"

Boris is a "tube" mouse, living in the London Underground. His best friend is Heavy Duty, the station cleaner.

One morning Boris discovers that Heavy Duty has had an accident. Bories has to think fast. He has seen trains come and go all his life but never before has he had to STOP one!

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Too Big!

Geraldine McCaughrean (Author)

Mum always liked to buy Neil clothes big enough for him to 'grow into'. And his new cricket jumper makes him look like a lamb in sheep's clothing! But Mum goes too far when she buys a new wardrobe and that, too, is far TOO BIG. It won't fit in the front door, it won't go through the downstairs windows. And, when Mum and Dad finally work out how to get it in the house, Neil - and his too-big cricket jumper - cause a very surprising outcome: one that Neil likes very much indeed!

Ambulance!

Robina Beckles Willson (Author)

"We've got to get to the hospital!" protested Dan.

It's freezing cold and heavy snow is falling, blocking the roads to the valley where Dan lives. But Dan has an emergency to deal with. His mum is having a baby and has to get to the hospital - quickly! Can Dan help the ambulance as it battles through the terrible blizzard?

A dramatic and action-packed adventure story.

The Chocolate Monster

Jan Page (Author)

Lucy is always losing things.

She loses her glasses, library books and swimming towels . . . And every time she does, Mum loses her temper.

Lucy knows that things can't just vanish into thin air. The she discovers a strange little monster under her bed. He has taken all her things and won't give them back. But he might just swap them for . . . CHOCOLATE!

These Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Snow Dog

Malorie Blackman (Author) , Sami Sweeten (Illustrator)

"IT'S GOING TO BE WOOF-ONDERFUL!"

There is nothing Nicky wants more in the world than a dog to play with. But Mum and Dad don't want a dog. Then Granddad has an idea - he and Nicky can make a dog: a snow-dome dog. Even better, he has some special clay, found at the end of a rainbow, so that the dog will be extra-special. Maybe even magic . . .

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Great Save!

Rob Childs (Author)

C'mon, you Greats! C'mon, you Greats!"

Great Catesby Village School have their first ever football team - the Greats. Jonty and his friends in the team are determined to score lots and lots of goals in the five-a-side tournament. For every goal is sponsored - to help save their school from being closed . . .

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Shredder

Jonathan Kebbe (Author)

'I wish you'd get rid of that nasty little creature!'

Shredder the class gerbil is in BIG TROUBLE. His tiny teeth have shredded all the children's money and now Mr Blister, the grumpy head teacher, wants to get rid of him.

Can Dino, the bravest boy in the class, save his furry friend?

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Dog On A Broomstick

Jan Page (Author)

The countdown has started for the Grand Spell Contest and the Witch's cat has run off to be a cat-food tester! Then the Dog appears on her doorstep. He can't scratch, but he can dig big holes. He can't hiss and spit, but he can growl, dribble and cover everthing in muddy pawprints. Will the Witch let the Dog help her at the Grand Spell Contest? And, most importantly, can they both fit on her brooomstick?

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes by reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

Yo Ho Ho!

Marjorie Newman (Author)

'Mr Cutlass,' whispered Mary. 'Were you ever a pirate?'

Class 4 have a very strange new teacher. Mr Cutlass wears a spotted scarf around his neck and has a parrot on his shoulder. Could he possibly be a . . . pirate? And can Class 4 help him solve a secret message that could lead to hidden treasure?

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes be reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

The Great Team Omnibus

Rob Childs (Author) , Michael Reid (Illustrator)

Great Catesby Village School have their first ever football team - the Greats.

In GREAT SAVE! every goal the team score in the tournament is sponsored - and will help save their school from being closed down!

Tom used to be a top scorer, but he can't seem to find the net in GREAT SHOT!

The Greats team are determined to create a new record and show their rivals exactly what they can do in GREAT HIT!

In GREAT GOAL! the team are desperate to be number one in the charts with their fundraising song - and to be number one on the pitch too!

Four fantastic football books in one bumper omnibus!

Wicked Day!

Rob Childs (Author) , Michael Reid (Illustrator)

What a wicked day!

Join in all the fun and games of Sports Day. Bradley and his mates are out to make it a very special day. But why can't Jagdish take part? What's happened to the Cup? And why does the school's grumpy old caretaker think it's a dog's life?

On your marks - Get set - Go!

Space Race

Malorie Blackman (Author) , Colin Mier (Illustrator)

Five...four...three...two...one. Lift-off!

What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to a race in space? She's GOT to beat him. But Jake has a super-duper, deluxe new spaceship that runs on special fuel...

Zoom to Pluto and back with this super space story from award-winning author, Malorie Blackman.

Colour First Readers are perfect for new readers and include notes by reading specialist Prue Goodwin, honorary fellow of the University of Reading.

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