Paul Shipton - Author

About the Author

Paul Shipton is an exciting new voice in children's fiction. His debut novel Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear was an hilarious homage to the hard-boiled fiction of Raymond Chandler et al, relocated to the "backyard jungle".

Books by Paul Shipton

Rat Naps Band 01b/Pink B

Rat Naps Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton, Tomislav Zlatic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2019

Sid is a rat at the tip, he lives there with his friends Cam and Tim. But while they sleep soundly in their snug beds Rick the cat is on the look out for some dinner. This exciting story is vividly illustrated by Tomislav Zlatic. * Pink/1B - A simple story with a familiar setting * Text type: Fiction * Focus phonemes: s, a, d, t, p. i, n, r, ck, o, m, c, u, g, e * A picture of the tip on pages 14-15 shows all the rats' sleeping spots as well as Rick - on the hunt, to help children to recap the story

What's For Breakfast Band 02b/Red B

What's For Breakfast Band 02b/Red B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2019

A picture story about three hungry ants. The ants want to know what is for breakfast but they are not keen on dad's sweet offerings. Finally he suggests an apple; an offer that everyone is happy with. The book includes several discussion features, such as speech bubbles and a clock that shows the passing of time. * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text types - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. * A story trail on pages 14 and 15 summarises the different stages of the book in sequence. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Get The Fruit Band 00/Lilac

Get The Fruit Band 00/Lilac

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2018

This colourful book with hilarious cartoons is a wordless story set in the jungle. A pair of monkeys have their eye on a juicy-looking fruit hanging just out of reach. The story follows their inventive but unsuccessful attempts to grab the fruit. * Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that tells a story through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how stories work. * Text type - Fiction. * A storyboard on pages 14-15 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 1: Big!

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 1: Big!

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Kipper and Lee play with the toys in Big!. Which is the biggest toy? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is As Big As Me!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 1, which are wordless and provide engaging stories and non-fiction through illustration and photographs. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Wake Up!

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Wake Up!

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Why has the magic key taken Biff and Chip to a town where everyone is asleep? Find out in Wake Up!. The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Sleep. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 9, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 3: Is That Rain?

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 3: Is That Rain?

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Mum, Biff and Kipper are getting ready to go out in Is That Rain?. Dad tells them that it will be sunny, but is he right? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Rain!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 3: Pumpkin Mess

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 3: Pumpkin Mess

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Dad grows a huge pumpkin for a contest in Pumpkin Mess. Can he get it there without making a mess? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Grow a Strawberry Mess. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 2: A Den in the Wood

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 2: A Den in the Wood

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

When Floppy runs off, Biff and Chip find an animal's den in A Den in the Wood. The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Dens and Nests. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 2, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 7: The Lightning Key

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 7: The Lightning Key

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

The magic key takes the children on an adventure in bad weather in The Lightning Key. Who would be outside in a storm? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Safe in a Storm. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 7, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 4: The Stinky Plant

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 4: The Stinky Plant

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Biff, Chip, Wilf and Wilma meet a man looking for a plant in The Stinky Plant. Can they sniff it out? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Plants for Dinner. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 4, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Turtle Beach

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 9: Turtle Beach

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Biff, Chip and Kipper spot a turtle on a moonlit beach. Can they help it to find its way home? Find out in the magic key adventure Turtle Beach. The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Rock Pool to Rainforest. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 9, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: The Strange Beast

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: The Strange Beast

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Biff, Chip, Wilf and Wilma go back in time in The Strange Beast. What is the beast the people are waiting for? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Beast Feasts. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 4: A Dress for Biff

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 4: A Dress for Biff

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Biff does not like dresses. What will she wear when the children go a palace in A Dress for Biff? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Dressing Up. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 4, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 8: At the Monster Games

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 8: At the Monster Games

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Wilma wins a running race in the garden because she has the longest legs. Can she win a race when the magic key takes the children on an adventure in At the Monster Games. The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Animal Superpowers. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 8, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 8: The Urgent Message

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 8: The Urgent Message

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Biff, Chip and Nadim deliver a message to a queen that makes her angry in The Urgent Message. Will she send a reply? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Smoke Signals to Smartphones. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 8, which are phonically decodable featuring vocabulary to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: The Treasure Map

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: The Treasure Map

Author: Paul Shipton, Alex Brychta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

On a magic key adventure Biff, Chip and Anneena meet pirates looking for treasure in The Treasure Map. The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Map, Compass, Explore!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 1+: A Picnic at Sunset

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 1+: A Picnic at Sunset

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Mum wants to take a photo of the sunset in A Picnic at Sunset. But where is the camera? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is At Sunset. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 1+, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 6: The Steam Train

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 6: The Steam Train

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

The magic key takes the children on an adventure in The Stream Train. Biff, Chip and Nadim have to stop a steam train. Can they do it? The non-fiction book that accompanies this title is Faster, Faster!. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 6, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Detective Quack and the Missing Nut

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: Detective Quack and the Missing Nut

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Jeff buried his nut but now it is missing! Detective Quack and his sidekick Chip are called to solve the mystery. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 2, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: The Lark and the Owl

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: The Lark and the Owl

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

The owl is afraid of the light and the lark is afraid of the dark. When they become friends, they realize they don't need to be afraid. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 4, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 2: Things with Wings

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 2: Things with Wings

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Discover insects, bats and birds of all shapes and sizes in this stunning book. With wonderfully detailed photographs, Things with Wings is an brilliant introduction to winged animals. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Where's Breakfast? Level 4

Where's Breakfast? Level 4

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. Three hungry ants send their dad out to hunt for food but aren't satisfied by the chocolate and cake he brings back! Pages 14-15 recap the ants' reactions to the different foods Dad brings, and the comic ending of the story.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Half Price Hero

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Half Price Hero

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Sale, Bargain and Half Price are three dummies in a shop window in Half Price Hero. When Jonny Cashbucks wants to close down the shop the three dummies must think of a plan to save it, but without anyone finding out that they can come to life. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Billy's Luck

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Billy's Luck

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Billy's Luck Joel and Alex play for the hopeless Beaver Road Juniors. Joel hopes that when the team's new player, Billy, arrives their luck will turn. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Bones!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Bones!

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The school trip to the museum is going badly for David in Bones!. He has Chris, the class joker, for his partner and Chris is annoying him with daft jokes. But now something is really wrong. Something terrifying is on the loose... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Revenge of Captain Blood

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Revenge of Captain Blood

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Revenge of Captain Blood the picture on the wall has just winked at Mark. Captain Blood and his parrot, Hector, need Mark's help. Why is shifty Professor Grimsdale interested in the old pirate? What has it got to do with buried treasure? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: The Night of the Ticklers

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: The Night of the Ticklers

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Find out what happens when aliens invade your planet in The Night of the Ticklers. Mike and Katy discover that an alien invasion can be a ticklish situation... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: The Cowboy Next Door

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: The Cowboy Next Door

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Cowboy Next Door, Jenny and Lucas live next door to Mr Perkins. Mr Perkins is mad about TV and pretends to be a film character. Luckily Lucas and Jenny like having a cowboy next door! TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: I Wish, I Wish

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: I Wish, I Wish

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Have you ever wanted a way to make all your dreams come true? In I Wish, I Wish Debbie buys an old lamp for her mother's birthday, a modern-day genie appears out of it - but will the genie be quite what Debbie expects? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Goalie's Secret

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Goalie's Secret

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Phil is a terrible goalie in The Goalie's Secret. 'The only thing Phil can catch is a cold,' laugh his team. How can he become a better goalie? Can an elderly lady in pink slippers help him? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Ultimate Trainers

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: The Ultimate Trainers

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Ultimate Trainers Jake finds a pair of gleaming new trainers in the rubbish. He soon finds that there is more to them than meets the eye... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Monster in the Wardrobe

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Monster in the Wardrobe

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Luke is mad about monsters in The Monster in the Wardrobe. He is always scaring himself with creepy stories. His sister Carolyn thinks he has an overactive imagination. But tonight is different. There is definitely a noise coming from the wardrobe. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Pet Squad

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: Pet Squad

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Pet Squad is a story about what pets get up to when humans aren't around. The Pet Squad and their fearless leader - Bubbles the Goldfish - need to make a plan to rescue Ginger the kitten from a gang of dogs. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Axel and his uncle crack the code of an Icelandic explorer, which leads them on a Journey to the Centre of the Earth. But will they survive the perils of sea monsters and volcanos to emerge from the centre of the Earth alive? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: The Anti-Bully Machine

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: The Anti-Bully Machine

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Anti-Bully Machine Steve knows only too well that his school has its fair share of bullies. Meatball's the worst. But then genius new boy Neil Gregory arrives and things start to change... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: Petey

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: Petey

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Petey is a story about the future, where house robots are designed to do everything their human masters tell them. But one day, Sophie and Sam's robot develops a mind of his own... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Goalie from Nowhere

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: The Goalie from Nowhere

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Goalie from Nowhere Joss and his friends are having their last practice session before the Cup Final. Who is the strange lad who begs to be given a chance to play? Why is he hanging round their goal? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop the New Gingerbread Man

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop the New Gingerbread Man

Author: Paul Shipton, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories: Decode and Develop More A are exciting new titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series. The stories continue to provide storylines full of humour and drama, with familiar settings and all your favourite characters with some new friends for Biff, Chip and Kipper. They also support children's transition from fully decodable readers, such as Floppy's Phonics, to a richer, wider reading experience with high-interest vocabulary. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Each Mixed Pack includes one of each of the Level 2 titles. The Class Pack includes six of each of the Level 2 titles.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop Catch It!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop Catch It!

Author: Paul Shipton, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories: Decode and Develop More A are exciting new titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series. The stories continue to provide storylines full of humour and drama, with familiar settings and all your favourite characters with some new friends for Biff, Chip and Kipper. They also support children's transition from fully decodable readers, such as Floppy's Phonics, to a richer, wider reading experience with high-interest vocabulary. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Each Mixed Pack includes one of each of the Level 2 titles. The Class Pack includes six of each of the Level 2 titles.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop Hiccups

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2 More a Decode and Develop Hiccups

Author: Paul Shipton, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories: Decode and Develop More A are exciting new titles in the Oxford Reading Tree series. The stories continue to provide storylines full of humour and drama, with familiar settings and all your favourite characters with some new friends for Biff, Chip and Kipper. They also support children's transition from fully decodable readers, such as Floppy's Phonics, to a richer, wider reading experience with high-interest vocabulary. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Each Mixed Pack includes one of each of the Level 2 titles. The Class Pack includes six of each of the Level 2 titles.

The Guinea Pigs Band 01a/Pink a

The Guinea Pigs Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

It's midnight, and the guinea pigs are not in their cage! In this humorous story, two guinea pigs stray from their cage to a park before returning home again in time for breakfast. Their night-time adventure is told through a series of illustrations with very simple repetitive text. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * Pages 14-15 provide an illustrated sequence of events that consolidates understanding of the story.

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This comical story is a patterned, counting text about a band of pirates searching for treasure. One-by-one, they get into trouble and make a hasty retreat back to the pirate ship. Helpful vignettes of the pirates at the top of each page help children count how many pirates are left. * Red B/ Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language * The map on pages 14 and 15 shows the trail the pirates take from their ship to the treasure cave and back again, and can be used to help recap and retell the story. * Paul Shipton is also the author of Collins Big Cat titles See-saw, Get the Fruit! and The Robot.

Phonics Bug Phase 4 6-pack

Phonics Bug Phase 4 6-pack

Author: Paul Shipton, Jeanne Willis, Emma Lynch, Joe Elliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

A Night at the Gallery Band 02a/Red a

A Night at the Gallery Band 02a/Red a

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

All is quiet in the gallery, as two security guards keep watch. But something strange is happening in the paintings, as piece by piece the clothes from a man in one painting move to other images - with hilarious results! This fun story is written by Paul Shipton. * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Children can re-cap the events of the book on pages 14-15. * Text type: A story with a predictable structure and patterned language * Curriculum links: Art and design: Visiting a museum, gallery or site

Sunny Days, Rainy Days Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 15 Sunny Days, Rainy Days Non-Fiction

Sunny Days, Rainy Days Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 15 Sunny Days, Rainy Days Non-Fiction

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 5 (Set 15) Phonics Bug non-fiction book: Steve and Hailey like sunny days. Do they like rainy days too?

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 24 Kat's Great Act

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 24 Kat's Great Act

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 5 (Set 24) Phonics Bug fiction book: Alice the tightrope artist has an accident. Is this Kat's chance to be the star of the show?

Animal Skeletons Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-Fiction Set 17 Animal Skeletons Non-Fiction

Animal Skeletons Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-Fiction Set 17 Animal Skeletons Non-Fiction

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

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Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 26 The Purple Muncher

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 26 The Purple Muncher

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 5 (Set 26) Phonics Bug fiction book: Oh no, The Purple Muncher is eating everything. Can Josh find something he won't eat?

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 20 The Third Whirligig

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 20 The Third Whirligig

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 5 (Set 20) Phonics Bug fiction book: The whirligigs go in search of food but they don't see the big, hungry bird ...

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 22 Sid and the Scarecrow Dare

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 22 Sid and the Scarecrow Dare

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 5 (Set 22) Phonics Bug fiction book: Sam dares Sid to wear the scarecrow's hat. Sid gets a nasty surprise! But so does Sam ...

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 17 The Snow Monster

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 17 The Snow Monster

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 5: The Snow Monster is only a story. Or is it? This book includes the following words: who, again. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Sid and the Haircut

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Sid and the Haircut

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 4: Sid needs to go to the barbers. But who gets a BIG haircut? This book includes the following words: some, said, out, were, there, do, do, like, what, have, come, little. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 A Job for Jim

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 A Job for Jim

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 4: Jim thinks his job is boring. What does he want to do? This book includes the following words: so, like, when there, some. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 13 Whizz!

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 13 Whizz!

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 5: Phil wishes he was a star. Can a big box help him get his wish? This book includes the following words: oh, their. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Eek! A Bug

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Eek! A Bug

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Hamster is asleep, but a bug is jumping up and down This book includes the following words: all, was This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Dex and the Funfair

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Dex and the Funfair

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Jaz wants to win a doll at the funfair. Can Dex help her? This book includes the following words: all, was. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Monsters!

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Monsters!

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 4: Why is Mack the cat not afraid of the monsters? This book includes the following words: out, said, do, what, there, come. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Panther and Frog

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 11 Panther and Frog

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: All the animals are afraid of Panther. All but Frog This book includes the following words: all, was. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 There's Something In the Garden

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 There's Something In the Garden

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 4: Will and Cath can't sleep. Something is in the garden This book includes the following words: said, so, some, there, little. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Phonics Bug Phase 4 Single Titles

Phonics Bug Phase 4 Single Titles

Author: Paul Shipton, Emma Lynch, Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This Phonics Bug phase pack contains one of every Phonics Bug (Series A) title from Phase 4. PHASE 4 Set 12 (Consolidation) 6x fiction and 6x non-fiction books

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 27 The Itch Factor

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 27 The Itch Factor

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 5: There is a competition at the castle. Will Mitch and Stitch have the 'Itch Factor'? This book includes the following words: first, second, third. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

The Farmer's Lunch Band 01a/Pink a

The Farmer's Lunch Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Paul Shipton, John Gordon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

It's lunchtime and the farmer's hungry, but his lunch box is empty! He turns to all the animals on his farm for help, the sheep, cows, horses and geese, but they are all being very secretive. Are they hiding his lunch, or a much bigger and better surprise? The delightful illustrations develop the text, providing lots of points for discussion. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type: A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * A map of the farm showing all the animals on pages 14-15 helps children recap the main events of the story, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

I Can Do It! Band 01b/Pink B

I Can Do It! Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

A simple information book depicting different activities: running, jumping, hanging, skating, creeping and swimming. Simple text accompanies photographs of animals performing each activity , alongside photographs of children acting out the same activity. * Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. * Text type - A simple information book. * The photographs are repeated on pages 14 and 15 with a one-word label to describe the activity for reinforcement. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

In the Boat Band 01a/Pink a

In the Boat Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Who is in the boat? A hilarious counting story about a mouse with a boat taxi that reluctantly agrees to pick up an increasing number of animals as it floats downstream, before eventually sinking under the weight to the seabed! Simple text counts the number of each type of animal, from one to six, as they enter the boat. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure. * The labelled flow diagram on pages 14 and 15 retells the story and allows the children to count the animals again. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Games Player of Zob Band 15/Emerald

The Games Player of Zob Band 15/Emerald

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

When the Game Player of Zob pays a visit to earth and challenges the earthling children to a game, the children soon find out that the alien is a very bad loser - and that isn't good news for them... * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * Text type - A science-fiction story. *The reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking, listening and writing activities. * Curriculum links - Design and technology: making a moving part story book. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Ant and Snail Band 02a/Red a

Ant and Snail Band 02a/Red a

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Ant and Snail decide to have a race. Ant speeds off and is soon in the lead, but when Ant trips over and fall in a pit, he is glad when Snail arrives to help him. This story is illustrated in bright 3D colour by Jon Stuart. * Red / Band 2A - A simple traditional story * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes for this book are ai, f, n, and r. Other phonemes practised are s, a, ta, i, p, c/k, e, o, d, g, u, h. * Children can follow and discuss the route taken by Ant and Snail using the map on the final spread. * Paul Shipton also wrote Yellow 3 Bart the Shark and The Sun and The Moon.

Bart the Shark Band 03/Yellow

Bart the Shark Band 03/Yellow

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Bart the Shark is big and bad. Bart the Shark is feeling mad! Find out what happens to the little fish when Bart the Shark comes to visit, in this very funny rhyming story. The book is brightly illustrated with 3D cartoons by Jon Stuart. * Yellow / Band 3 - A humorous and rhyming story * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are a-e, ea (sea), i-e and y. * Use the labelled character profile on the final spread to discuss Bart the Shark. * Paul Shipton also wrote Red 2A Ant and Snail; Yellow 3 The Sun and the Moon. * This title is paired with the non-fiction recount about real monster-like animals: Real Monsters by Nic Bishop. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Sun and the Moon Band 03/Yellow

The Sun and the Moon Band 03/Yellow

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

This simple non-fiction book introduces facts about the sun and the moon, and compares them. * Yellow / Band 3 - A simple non-fiction book * Text type - Non-fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are igh, y (sky), ay, a-e, i-e and y (very). * Use fact files on the final spread to compare and contrast the facts children have learned from the book. * Paul Shipton also wrote Red 2A Ant and Snail; Yellow 3 Bart the Shark.

The Guinea Pigs Band 01a/Pink a

The Guinea Pigs Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

It's midnight, and the guinea pigs are not in their cage! In this humorous story, two guinea pigs stray from their cage to a park before returning home again in time for breakfast. Their night-time adventure is told through a series of illustrations with very simple repetitive text. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * Pages 14-15 provide an illustrated sequence of events that consolidates understanding of the story. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: Snapdragons: Clown School

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: Snapdragons: Clown School

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

This comical story is a patterned, counting text about a band of pirates searching for treasure. One-by-one, they get into trouble and make a hasty retreat back to the pirate ship. Helpful vignettes of the pirates at the top of each page help children count how many pirates are left. * Red B/ Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language * The map on pages 14 and 15 shows the trail the pirates take from their ship to the treasure cave and back again, and can be used to help recap and retell the story. * Paul Shipton is also the author of Collins Big Cat titles See-saw, Get the Fruit! and The Robot. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Robot Band 01b/Pink B

The Robot Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

A humorous story featuring two whacky scientists building a robot. They assemble the robot carefully with each body part, but where is the head? In this simple text, each body part is named as it is added, and as the different parts are used, a repeated reply of thank you reinforces the phrase. * Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. * Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure * The body parts are repeated in a single labelled diagram of the completed robot on pages 14 and 15 providing opportunities for speaking, listening and writing. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

The See-saw Band 01b/Pink B

The See-saw Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Hippo wants to play on the see-saw. But who will play with him? In this humorous story a hippo wants to go on a see-saw, but no other animal is heavy enough to get hippo off the ground. It takes a group of animals to do it - and in the end, it is a tiny mouse that makes the difference. * Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. * Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. * Pages 14 and 15 feature a flow chart, an ideal opportunity to retell the story in sequence.

Rigby Star guided Reception Red Level: Monster Meal Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star guided Reception Red Level: Monster Meal Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2000

Genre: Fantasy story with a predictable structure and patterned language. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Read simple words by sounding out blending the phonemes all through the words from left to right (CVC words). Language Comprehension Strand 7: Retell narratives in the correct sequence, drawing on language patterns of stories.

Rigby Star Guided Reception: Red Level: Guess Who? Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided Reception: Red Level: Guess Who? Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2000

Genre: Modern realistic story with predictable structure and patterned language. Learning objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Read a range of familiar and common words and simple sentences independently. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Show an understanding of the elements of stories, such as main character, sequence of events, and openings.

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: The Monster is Coming Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: The Monster is Coming Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Fantasy story Learning objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Explain their reactions to text, commenting on important aspects. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Make adventurous word and language choices appropriate to the style and purpose of the text (e.g. descriptive language for 'monster story').

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: The Gizmo's Trip Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: The Gizmo's Trip Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Science-fiction Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Draw together ideas and information from across a whole text, using simple signposts in the text. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Sustain form in narrative, including use of person and time (e.g. continuing the story and revising character descriptions).

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: The Gizmo's Party Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: The Gizmo's Party Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Science-fiction Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Give some reasons why things happen or characters change. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Sustain form in narrative, including use of person and time (e.g. writing about story characters).

Rigby Star Guided Reception Red Level: The New Hat Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided Reception Red Level: The New Hat Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Modern humorous story with patterned language. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Read simple words by sounding out blending the phonemes all through the words from left to right. Language Comprehension Strand 8: Show an understanding of the elements of stories, such as sequence of events.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: The Lion's Dinner, A Play Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: The Lion's Dinner, A Play Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A play with a familiar setting, patterned language and predictable structure. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the prime approach to reading and spelling unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable. Language Comprehension Strand 4: Act out stories, using voices for characters.

Rigby Star Guided Red Level: Next Door Pets Single

Rigby Star Guided Red Level: Next Door Pets Single

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Modern humorous story with a predictable structure and patterned language. Learning Objectives:Word Recognition Strand 5: Explore and experiment with sounds, words, and texts. Language Comprehension Strand 8: Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: Clever Chick Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: Clever Chick Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A story based on a traditional theme with a predictable structure. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Identify the constituent parts of two-syllable and three-syllable words to support the application of phonic knowledge and skills. Language Comprehension Strand 8: Visualise and comment on events, characters and ideas, making imaginative links to their own experiences.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: I Can't Open it Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: I Can't Open it Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A modern story with a predictable structure and a familiar theme and setting. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the prime approach to reading and spelling unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Make predictions showing an understanding of ideas, events and characters.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: Rush Hour Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Yellow Level: Rush Hour Pupil Book (single)

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Modern realistic story with a familiar setting, variable language pattern and dialogue. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Read more challenging texts which can be decoded using their acquired phonic knowledge and skills, along with automatic recognition of high frequency words. Language Comprehension Strand 8: Visualise and comment on events, characters and ideas, making imaginative links to their own experiences.

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