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This innovative, fully illustrated, and factually accurate novel tells the story of the legendary Egyptian queen. At ten years old, a young girl named Nefret becomes a handmaid to Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. It is through her eyes, as a servant in Cleopatra's court, that the history of this powerful ruler unfolds. In Nefret's diary, readers will observe Cleopatra's struggle to become a pharaoh and her relentless determination to rule Egypt well. A reference chapter provides accurate historical and cultural context.

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Join Tilly and her dancing friends as they take their first ballet steps. Tilly loves going to ballet every Tuesday. From the moment Miss Anne claps her hands to start the class, Tilly does her best to become a beautiful ballerina. But will Tilly be ready in time for the big show? The perfect book for any budding ballerina.

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It's Tilly's birthday and she's off to a REAL theatre with her auntie, a REAL ballerina! Join Tilly as she steps backstage to experience the excitement of a ballet performance, from the dressing rooms to centre stage! But will Tilly be given the chance to dance under the spotlight? Of course she will! This is the magical sequel to the bestselling The Ballet Class.

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It's nearly ballet recital day . . . Tilly has been practising her ballet steps but she's still a little nervous. Then, the night before the big day, she has a wonderful dream and she knows everything is going to be just perfect.

 

A third story about the the delightful budding ballerina Tutu Tilly by an award-winning author and talented illustrator.

 

Little ballerinas will love all the ballet-filled detail of Tutu Tilly's world - from the pretty ballet outfits, the nervous butterflies before the performance and the rounds of applause at the end of the show. The perfect books for ballet fans.

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The Historical House is a unique trilogy of novels by three highly regarded authors. Each novel charts the life and times of the house at 6 Chelsea Walk, London, and the girls who lived there through three important periods of history. Synopsis On an extended visit to her cousins in London, Lizzie's passion for plants and trees is fuelled by visits to the newly opened Kew Gardens. Like her elder cousin, who wants to defy her middle-class upbringing and become a nurse, Lizzie has ambition and the will to go against the conventions of her Victorian peers. She wants to be a gardener, and the first step towards her dream is to plant a walnut in the garden of 6 Chelsea Walk

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Cecily longs to learn the new art of photography and is determined that her widowed father will come to love it too, especially when she realises that her new friend and photographer, Rosalind, would be a perfect match for him. Will her dreams of uniting them ever come true? The second 'Historical House' title from award-winning author, Adele Geras, this is a touching and beautifully crafted tale of hope and ambition, full of authentic historical detail and girl appeal.

 

"The characters are as immediate and appealing as Geras fans have come to expect." Jewish Chronicle.

 

"Set in Victorian London, this beautifully-crafted tale of hope and ambition is full of authentic historical detail." Creative Steps.

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A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, are leaving behind everything they know and going to England to live with a family they have never met.

 

Will Clara and Maxi adapt to life in an English village, and will they ever see their parents again?

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Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

 

Discover the magic of the ballet...

Meet the wicked fairy, Carabosse, as she takes her revenge on Princess Aurora...

Join Clara and her Nutcracker on their magical Christmas adventure...

And discover the secret of 'The Lake of the Swans'...

Perfect for budding ballerinas, these exquisite retellings capture the thrill and emoton of the great ballet stories, while a section at the back of the book details further fascinating facts about each ballet.

Contains Giselle, Coppélia, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and The Firebird.

 

Gullane Children's Books hardback.

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This is a new retelling of the well-known fairy tale. Christian Birmingham has produced a series of glorious paintings to illustrate the traditional story of Aurora, the curse of the malevolent fairy, Skura, and the kiss from Prince Florian which wakes the princess after a hundred years of sleep.

 

Scholastic Hardback.

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This collection of Jewish folk tales, originally published in 1990, has been reissued in the USA with new full-colour illustrations by Anita Lobel. It has a strong autobiographical element. The author's real grandmother is the inspiration for the storyteller, and each tale begins in a room in her flat, which Adele Geras remembers vividly from her early childhood. This book won the Sydney Taylor Award in 1991.

 

Alfred A. Knopf hardback.

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Spooky or funny, surprising or frightening, SHOCK SHOP is a collection of brand new novels by some of the greatest names in children's writing. Nell saw him the first time she walked nto the house. A boy, standing in the corner of her bedroom, looking rather lost. A ghost... Nell and her family have just moved house - and nothing seems to be settled. Nell can't even unpack her belongings because there's so much work to be done in her room. But someone else seems to feel right at home there. He's just a boy - a bit younger than her, dressed in very old-fashioned clothes. No one else seems to see him. But Nell knows he's there - and he's looking for something...

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This is a picture book for the very youngest readers (and their parents) with beautiful full-colour illustrations by Cliff Wright.

 

Piccadilly Press Paperback

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Every member of the Fantora family is a little unusual and possesses a very special gift. Grandmother Filomena can predict the future. Her son, Eddie, can grow anything. Her daughter-in-law, Rosie, is a cook in a million who can also fly. Auntie Varvara is a vegetarian vampire in search of romance. The children, Bianca, Marco, and Francesca, also have strange powers which they use in a variety of ways, often with unexpected and hilarious results. All this is narrated in his own inimitable style by Ozymandias, the rather superior cat who lives with the family.

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Every member of the Fantora family is a little unusual and possesses a very special gift. Grandmother Filomena can predict the future. Her son, Eddie, can grow anything. Her daughter-in-law, Rosie, is a cook in a million who can also fly. Auntie Varvara is a vegetarian vampire in search of romance. The children, Bianca, Marco, and Francesca, also have strange powers which they use in a variety of ways, often with unexpected and hilarious results. All this is narrated in his own inimitable style by Ozymandias, the rather superior cat who lives with the family.

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Midge, Toby and Michael find an unusual game to play during the summer holidays. Can it be true that every house in the street belongs to a character from a fairy tale? A spooky story.

 

Barrington Stoke Paperback

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The Dream Quilt by Adele Geras, with full-colour Illustrations by Valerie Greeley.

 

A beautiful simple story  by one of our best-loved children's writers. A mother stitches the patches of a quilt into her child's dream, one by one.

 

Small format hardback. A most beautiful book for young and old.

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