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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.
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 colour 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!
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.
There's something for everyone in this collection of funny short stories. It's packed full of talking pigs, UFOs, gorillas, witches, mischievous house elves, flying postmen and lots more! Find out how Bozo the gorilla helps Jimmy deal with his lazy big brother, what Dinah Price does when she finds the three bears tucked up in her bed and what fate Agnethia Toadfax, trainee witch, has in store for Mr Smike the rude librarian . . .
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.
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.
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? Thrilling WWII story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic
Cat has been thrown out of the farmhouse in disgrace: the animals in the farmyard are sorry for him, and prepared to be righteously angry on his behalf. But each time they question him, yet another piece of mischief gets mentioned! When the farmer hears of it, he is prepared to re-instate the cat, until he hears the final 'small' misdemeanour the cat confesses to!
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?
Delve into this sack of stories and you will find ... a Martian wearing Granny's jumper, that well-known comic fairy-tale pair Handsel and Gristle, a unicorn, a leprechaun, a princess who is a pig, and many other strange and exciting characters. You won't want to stop reading until you get right to the bottom of the sack! A carefully chosen selection of stories for 8 year olds from Pat Thomson's successful anthology range
Put your hand into this pocketful of stories and you will find ...a giant with a terrible temper, shoes that walk on their own at night, a little rabbit who tells riddles, an owl who finds two strange bumps in his bed, a busy headmaster whose wish comes true ...and many other funny and exciting people and animals. You won't want to stop reading until you get right to the bottom of the pocket! A wealth of wonderful tales for 5 year olds from Pat Thomson's successful series of age-ranged anthologies.
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