Battle in the Air by Rupert Matthews, DK Publishing


Battle in the Air by Rupert Matthews, DK Publishing

Short stories for children designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading Battle in the Air is a 'Reading Alone' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers. These short stories for children develop the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. A battered old RAF metal box belonging to their Granddad inspires Zoe and Zak to find out about life during the Battle of Britain in WWII. Through the memories of their grandparents and their WWII friends, learn about the experiences for the RAF pilots, the women's anti-aircraft gun crews and the school children. Battle in the Air is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme of short stories for kids that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. Interactive aspects such as diaries and games provide an element of fun while supporting the story and national curriculum. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are absolutely right.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 8


Rupert Matthews, DK Publishing
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Publication date

16th January 2015



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