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Bali Rai - Author

About the Author

Bali Rai is a well-established, award winning and hugely popular voice within the young adult fiction market.  His particular successful title Rani and Sukh became a set-text for GCSE English.  His novel Killing Honour won the North East Teen Book Award, and was described as 'utterly compelling' by The Bookseller. He lives in Leicester with his family. Read more about the author here

Bali is Booktrust's online writer in residence. Click here to read his blog.

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Wolf Girl Band 18/Pearl

Wolf Girl Band 18/Pearl

Author: Bali Rai Illustrator: Kinchoi Lam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Verity has lost her mother, and is gradually losing the woodland they both loved, too. So when she meets a lone wolf in the forest and the two become unlikely friends, she's determined to save her, no matter the cost... Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Alps - Venus/Gold band

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Alps - Venus/Gold band

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

This is Green Patrol! We never stop. And we never give up! Martha's mum and dad went missing five years ago. Now Martha must keep doing what they had started - to protect the planet and its animals from TITAN. But she's not by herself. She has the help of her friends too - they are Green Patrol! Their mission: TITAN are transporting endangered snow leopards to the freezing Alps! But why? And who is the TITAN criminal behind it all? Green Patrol must find out and stop them! But they will face their most difficult test yet ... Will they uncover a clue to finding Martha's missing parents? Green Patrol: Alps is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Astro books for Venus/Gold band are also highly-decodable so ideal for extra phonics practice. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 7-8 Reading age: 6-7 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Beginnings - Stars/Turquoise band

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Beginnings - Stars/Turquoise band

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

This is Green Patrol! We never stop. And we never give up! Martha's mum and dad went missing five years ago. Now Martha must keep doing what they had started - to protect the planet and its animals from TITAN. But she's not by herself. She has the help of her friends, too - they are Green Patrol! Their mission: TITAN robbers are after some rare sun parakeet eggs! Can Green Patrol stop TITAN in their tracks? And will Martha discover what happened to her missing mum and dad? Green Patrol: Beginnings is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Astro books for Stars/Turquoise band are also highly-decodable so ideal for extra phonics practice. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 7-8 Reading age: 6-7 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Amazon - Mercury/Purple band

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Amazon - Mercury/Purple band

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

This is Green Patrol! We never stop. And we never give up! Martha's mum and dad went missing five years ago. Now Martha must keep doing what they had started - to protect the planet and its animals from TITAN. But she's not by herself. She has the help of her friends, too - they are Green Patrol! Their mission: TITAN are destroying the Amazon rainforest! They are cutting down the trees, frightening away wildlife and driving the local tribes out of their homes. And something even worse is about to happen ... Can Green Patrol help Rosa and her tribe to track down and catch the criminal behind it all? Green Patrol: Amazon is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Astro books for Mercury/Purple band are also highly-decodable so ideal for extra phonics practice. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 7-8 Reading age: 6-7 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Ocean - Earth/White band

Reading Planet: Astro - Green Patrol: Ocean - Earth/White band

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

This is Green Patrol! We never stop. And we never give up! Martha's mum and dad went missing five years ago. Now Martha must keep doing what they had started - to protect the planet and its animals from TITAN. But she's not by herself. She has the help of her friends, too - they are Green Patrol! Their mission: TITAN have a new devious plan. They are going to sink an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, endangering the ecosystem for many years. Green Patrol must act, NOW! And that's not all...HALO have a report that Martha's parents have been seen nearby. But why? This will be Green Patrol's hardest mission yet. And their most important one, too. Green Patrol: Ocean is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Astro books for Earth/White band are also highly-decodable so ideal for extra phonics practice. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 8-9 Reading age: 6-7 years

Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1)

Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1)

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

A gripping adventure in an exciting new series reflecting the authentic, unsung stories of our past! Now or Never brings a young soldier, Private Fazal Khan, from his home in India to the battlefields of the Second World War. Fazal's world is now focused on Company 32 and the animals he cares for in the midst of one of the most frightening times in history. And as he and his friends make their way to the beaches of Dunkirk, Fazal must deal with even more than the terrors of a dangerous trek to reach the evacuation zone. The Company's captain defends his troops in the face of a terrible betrayal at the point of rescue: not everyone has welcomed the help brought by the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Now Fazal is forced to question why he is even there and why he is expected to be loyal to a king whose people don't all see him as their equal. VOICES: A thrilling new series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. VOICES reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.

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