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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
£9.99 £7.99
Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects - from 'Cats' and 'Dogs' to 'Achievement' and 'Extravagance'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of key elements in the proverbial treatment of the topic and each entry provies information on the date, source, and meaning of the phrase. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, this book unearths sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Together with proverbs more traditional to the English language it includes many new phrases, such as 'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is now' (modern saying). Go from 'Let sleeping dogs lie' (English, late 14th century), to 'Let's be careful out there' (the catchphrase from the Hill Street Blues), from 'Poke a bush, a snake comes out' (Japanese proverb) to 'Caution is the parent of safety' (American, early 18th century), from 'Delhi is far away' (an Indian proverb deriving from the 14th century) to 'Once bitten by a snake, a man will be afraid of a piece of rope for three years' (China, 20th century). Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.
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Little Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus
£7.99 £6.39
Little Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus
This combined dictionary and thesaurus is the smallest hardback in the Oxford range. The Little Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus is a convenient, compact, and portable reference book to help with studies or to solve everyday language problems and puzzles, wherever you are. This second edition features a brand new layout. The thesaurus entry for a word sits directly alongside the dictionary entry so that you do not have to hunt around the page to find the word you are looking for. A new centre section gives encyclopedic information such as lists of countries and capitals, rivers and lakes, kings, queens, and prime ministers, as well as collective nouns, helping you to broaden your knowledge. Packed with help and information, the Little Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus is the ideal small reference book for home, school, or work.
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Collins Easy Learning Age 7-11 - Times Tables Practice: Age 7-11
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Collins Easy Learning Age 7-11 - Times Tables Practice: Age 7-11
Easy Learning is easy to use, easy to learn and easy to remember. Small chunks of information and learning by doing makes practising basic skills at home fun and achieving success at school easy. Easy Learning Times Tables Age 7-11 gives key skills practice of all the times tables up to and including the 12 times table. / Easy to use -- clear information and activities / Easy to learn -- colourful and engaging activities keep motivation levels high / Easy to remember -- information and activities organised in clear, memorable chunks
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The Magic and the Mummy (Egyptian Tales)
£4.89
The Magic and the Mummy (Egyptian Tales)
This is a tale of Neria, who works in the House of Death,helping her father to make the mummies. Neria enjoys her work, but when the pharaoh dies, it all goes into overdrive mode. Everyone is so busy that Neria is given the responsibility of mummifying the pharaoh's cat, to accompany him to the Afterlife. The trouble is, Neria is too squeamish to kill and gut the cat. Can she find a way to save the cat - without being caught and punished?
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Cressida Cowell Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon 10 Books Collection
£43.96
Cressida Cowell Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon 10 Books Collection
Cressida Cowell Hiccup 10 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £71.2 Title In This Collection Are:- How to Break a Dragon's Heart How to Train Your Dragon How to be a Pirate How To Speak Dragonese How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse How to Twist a Dragon's Tale How to Ride a Dragon's Storm A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons How to Steal a Dragon's Sword How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.
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An Elephant in the Garden
£3.85
An Elephant in the Garden
A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion! By the award-winning former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse. Dresden, 1945. Elizabeth and Karli's mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the dangerous animals -- including the elephants -- must be shot before the town is bombed. Unable to give Marlene up, their mother moves her into the back garden to save her! and then the bombs start to fall. Their home destroyed, the whole family must flee the bombed-out city and through the perilous, snow-covered landscape, all the while avoiding the Russian troops who are drawing ever closer. It would be hard enough to do, without an elephant in tow!
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A Bear Called Paddington
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A Bear Called Paddington
"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be." The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved.
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James and the Giant Peach
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James and the Giant Peach
"James and the Giant Peach" is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour! An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James' parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine..."A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero." (David Walliams). With an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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The Roald Dahl Treasury
£12.79
The Roald Dahl Treasury
Stunning introduction to this fantastic author! A glorious gift collection of Roald Dahl's finest work to be treasured and enjoyed. Whether a beautiful gift for the Dahl fan or a stunning introduction to Roald Dahl's work; this superb hardback book is jam packed with complete picture tales, as well as excerpts from longer stories, poetry (some previously unpublished), autobiographical material and letters. It is also filled with outstanding artwork from Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Posy Simmonds, Ralph Steadman, Patrick Benson, Charlotte Voake, Lane Smith and Babette Cole among others.
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Oxford First Dictionary
£12.99
Oxford First Dictionary
The all new Oxford First Dictionary, with new contemporary 3D artwork and easy to use page design, is the best dictionary for children in their early school years. With 1000 accessible entries in alphabetical order, including simple, easy-to-read meanings, and plurals, and hundreds of full colour dynamic illustrations, your children will learn to love exploring language. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs dividing the alphabet into quartiles, the letter of the page is highlighted, and guide words show the words starting and finishing each page. And there is engaging extra material at the back which hooks into phonics and vocabulary building for this level. Also includes links to additional activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
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