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Pat Thomson - Author

About the Author

Pat Thomson trained as a teacher and is now very active in promoting reading for pleasure. She visits schools, and is involved in many children's reading schemes, including the Federation of Children's Book Groups. She is the author of over 50 books, which have been published in many languages.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Badcats

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Badcats

Author: Pat Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

The Badcat gang are the hairiest, scariest animals around! At least they think they are, until they meet a little hamster called Hattie Books with chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 An Adventure for Robo-dog Level 9

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 An Adventure for Robo-dog Level 9

Author: Pat Thomson, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Have you ever thought about what your toys do while you are asleep? Bens toys decide to explore life outside the toy box one night. But not everything goes to plan Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Under Cover of Darkness

Under Cover of Darkness

Author: Pat Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2013

Thrilling WWII story. The Nazis have occupied France. Michel knows that there are Resistance fighters in his town and he's desperate to join them. Will his mother agree to it? After all with his father AWOL, she needs a man around the house. But when someone's injured, Michel gets his chance. Can he help without being shot by the Nazis? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 6: Monkey's Magic Pipe

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 6: Monkey's Magic Pipe

Author: Pat Thomson, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

In this traditional South American tale, Monkey triumphs over the Monster, who thinks he is the best at everything. Clever Monkey tricks the Monster into releasing her friends, and he goes back to his cave empty-handed. This imaginative story, written by Pat Thomson and charmingly illustrated by Alessandra Cimatoribus, will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Under Cover of Darkness

Under Cover of Darkness

Author: Pat Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2009

Thrilling WWII story. The Nazis have occupied France. Michel knows that there are Resistance fighters in his town and he's desperate to join them. Will his mother agree to it? After all with his father AWOL, she needs a man around the house. But when someone's injured, Michel gets his chance. Can he help without being shot by the Nazis? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

School Leadership - Heads on the Block?

School Leadership - Heads on the Block?

Author: Pat Thomson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2009

Most teachers become heads for idealistic reasons, wanting to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Yet serving heads suggest the job is getting harder, talking openly about stress and leaving the job. Many teachers now see headship as a risky business, and succession planning, while necessary, will not on its own be sufficient to attract the diverse range of applicants required to satisfactorily fill leadership positions. School Leadership: Heads on the Block addresses this shortage. It suggests there is no crisis in supply per se, but that schools in some locations find it difficult to attract the 'right people with the right stuff'. The book examines the expectations of heads, the hours they are expected to work and the nature of everyday demands. It proposes that 'sudden death' accountabilities act as a major disincentive to potential applicants, and outlines a series of policy measures to tackle the kinds of daily pressures heads now experience.   Key features of the book: draws on a wide range of material, ranging from published research, interviews and media clippings to popular films and children's novels makes extensive use of headteachers' words and stories based in the author's own experiences of headship, tackling issues that leadership books often ignore.   The book will be of interest to headteachers, headteachers' professional associations, teachers and those who study teaching. It will be useful to policy makers, those responsible for the education of potential heads and for headteacher professional development.

Ghost Light in the Attic

Ghost Light in the Attic

Author: Pat Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

When Tom and Bridget come to Bridgeford Hall at first they think it might be haunted. And they are terrified when they see Elinor Bassingbourn step out of a seventeenth-century family portrait. But Elinor needs their help. So Tom and Bridget follow her back into her time to Civil War England, where even within a single family, loyalties are divided. Can the three children help Elinor's brother escape capture?

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