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Down the River Band 2b/Red B

Down the River Band 2b/Red B

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

What can you see down by the river? Follow one child on their journey in this non-fiction recount. What can you see down by the river? Follow one child on their journey in this non-fiction recount. Red B level/ Band 2B offers emergent readers simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /ar/ /ur/ /ow/ /oi/ /ear/ /er/ /g/ gg /n/ nn Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

It is Hidden Band 2b/Red B

It is Hidden Band 2b/Red B

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2017

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Explore the fascinating world of camouflage - from a leopard to a looper moth - in this photographic non-fiction book. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /ee/ /oo/ /or/ /oa/ /ar/ /igh/ /oo/ /er/ /ow/, dd, tt Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

The Book of Saints

The Book of Saints

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2017

What is a saint and how do you become one? Who are the most well-known saints and why are they important? This fascinating book answers these questions and tells the remarkable life stories of over 25 saints from around the world, including Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Patrick, Saint George, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Christopher and Saint Bernadette. Find out about Saint George, the patron of England who never set foot in Britain; and Saint Joan of Arc, a 15-year-old girl who led the French army to victory. Filled with historical information on the lives of saints, this is a perfect title to support religious education. It includes the most famous Catholic saints as well as more minor saints from around the world, plus details on feast days, patron saints and the process of becoming a saint. An engaging layout and colourful images make The Book of Saints ideal for children aged 9-11 who are learning about religion.

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

History VIPs: King John

History VIPs: King John

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament. Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions. History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include: In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject lived True or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words! WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

History VIPs: Boudicca

History VIPs: Boudicca

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2017

Read all about the Queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca, who led a rebellion against Roman rule that is still remembered to this day! From when she crowned Queen on the death of her husband, to her great battle against the Roman Army in which thousands were killed, and in which she was ultimately defeated by Roman Governor, Paulinus. Find out all about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, the Roman invasion, the nature of their society and culture, and the legacy they left behind. Look too at the discovery of Roman artefacts and writing, and how they have been used to construct a picture of the time. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions. The History VIP series of biographies look at the lives of famous Britons, telling their life stories and how they have shaped the course of history. Focusing on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 they explore the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

In 1997, the death of an 87-year-old nun in Kolkata, in India, sparked an outbreak of mourning across the globe. Why? The nun was Mother Teresa - one of the most iconic spiritual figures of the 20th century. She became famous for her work with, and compassion towards, the world's poorest people. She and the fellow nuns of her order tended to the vulnerable, sick and dying in the most poverty-stricken places, providing care, love and compassion where it was most needed. But who was this extraordinary woman, and what inspired her, the daughter of a wealthy Albanian businessman, to dedicate her life to such a cause? Mother Teresa looks at her remarkable story, and how she became such a popular and widely-celebrated figure. It looks at how and why she went about setting up her order as well as her work with people suffering from leprosy. The publicity she undertook to raise the profile of her work, and the criticism she faced, are also discussed. The Catholic faith, and the charitable work the Church undertakes around the world, is explained, as are some of its more complex terms and processes. Boxes on each spread provide background information on topics as varied as how saints are created, the Nobel Peace Prize, Kolkata, and how an order of nuns is created.

Barmy Biogs: Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

Barmy Biogs: Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Persian King who ordered the sea to be whipped as punishment, find out why a thirteenth-century crusader took to the streets in his pants, and what posessed a French Queen to build a fake tumble-down village for GBP4 million. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!

The Pope

The Pope

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

In 2013, following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, a little-known cardinal from Argentina was elected Pope. Jorge Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and the first non-European Pope in over 1,000 years. But what is the background of this extraordinary man? And how did he go from Argentinian nightclub bouncer to Pope Francis, the leader of one of the most widely-practised religions in the world. The Pope looks at his remarkable story, and how, as Pope Francis, he has become such a popular and widely-celebrated leader. His humility, and his concern for the poor are examined, along with his views on the issues facing the Catholic Church. The Catholic faith, and the role it plays in the lives of people around the world, is explained, as is the Church's place in the 21st century. Some of the more complex terms and processes of the Church, for example the way in which a pope is elected, are explained in separate boxes on each spread.

The Elves Help Puss In Boots

The Elves Help Puss In Boots

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Puss's boots need mending. He thinks no one can fix them. But there's a shoemaker in a far off town who has an unusual way of mending shoes...

Three Blind Mice Team Up with the Three Little Pigs

Three Blind Mice Team Up with the Three Little Pigs

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

The Big Bad Wolf keeps trying to eat the three little pigs. The farmer's wife keeps chasing the three blind mice. If they work together, maybe they can solve each other's problems.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

In 1997, the death of an 87-year-old nun in Kolkata, in India, sparked an outbreak of mourning across the globe. Why? The nun was Mother Teresa - one of the most iconic spiritual figures of the 20th century. She became famous for her work with, and compassion towards, the world's poorest people. She and the fellow nuns of her order tended to the vulnerable, sick and dying in the most poverty-stricken places, providing care, love and compassion where it was most needed. But who was this extraordinary woman, and what inspired her, the daughter of a wealthy Albanian businessman, to dedicate her life to such a cause? Mother Teresa looks at her remarkable story, and how she became such a popular and widely-celebrated figure. It looks at how and why she went about setting up her order as well as her work with people suffering from leprosy. The publicity she undertook to raise the profile of her work, and the criticism she faced, are also discussed. The Catholic faith, and the charitable work the Church undertakes around the world, is explained, as are some of its more complex terms and processes. Boxes on each spread provide background information on topics as varied as how saints are created, the Nobel Peace Prize, Kolkata, and how an order of nuns is created.

Yummy Scrummy

Yummy Scrummy

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Nosiy Books

Nosiy Books

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Space Cadets to the Rescue

Space Cadets to the Rescue

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The Perfect Prince

The Perfect Prince

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The Disappearing Cheese

The Disappearing Cheese

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

History VIPs: King John

History VIPs: King John

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2015

Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament. Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions. History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. Features include: In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject lived True or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words! WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

Roman Life: Clothes

Roman Life: Clothes

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times. This title looks at Roman clothes - the different fashions for men, women and children, including hairstyles and what jewellery they wore. It investigates the foreign influences on clothing at the time, as well as what textiles were used and different types of footwear.

The Pope

The Pope

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

In 2013, following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, a little-known cardinal from Argentina was elected Pope. Jorge Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and the first non-European Pope in over 1,000 years. But what is the background of this extraordinary man? And how did he go from Argentinian nightclub bouncer to Pope Francis, the leader of one of the most widely-practised religions in the world. The Pope looks at his remarkable story, and how, as Pope Francis, he has become such a popular and widely-celebrated leader. His humility, and his concern for the poor are examined, along with his views on the issues facing the Catholic Church. The Catholic faith, and the role it plays in the lives of people around the world, is explained, as is the Church's place in the 21st century. Some of the more complex terms and processes of the Church, for example the way in which a pope is elected, are explained in separate boxes on each spread.

Mean Machines: Supercopters

Mean Machines: Supercopters

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Mean Machines: Superboats

Mean Machines: Superboats

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

If gleaming, powerful and incredible boats are your thing, then you'll love Superboats. A look at some of the most amazing boats in the world. From racing powerboats, such as the Victory Team, a luxury yacht that looks like a submarine, and a research boat that flips itself vertical above the water, while most of the boat is underwater to specialist military boats and everything in between,find out about why these boats among the most incredible machines in the world Mean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

Monstrous Stories: Planet of the Grapes

Monstrous Stories: Planet of the Grapes

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Monstrous Stories: The Racoon of Doom

Monstrous Stories: The Racoon of Doom

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Billy on the Ball Robins Level 1

Billy on the Ball Robins Level 1

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Mean Machines: Supertrucks

Mean Machines: Supertrucks

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible. Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

Monstrous Stories: Night of the Zombie Goldfish

Monstrous Stories: Night of the Zombie Goldfish

Author: Paul Harrison, Sam Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Judd Crank and his friend Zak are two ordinary boys, in an ordinary town, with some very ordinary goldfish. Who would have thought that these little goldfish would become great monsters and step right out of their tank and into town - looking for trouble?

Monstrous Stores: Frogosaurus vs. the Bog Monster

Monstrous Stores: Frogosaurus vs. the Bog Monster

Author: Paul Harrison, Sam Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Sammy and Tammy love the quiet Boggy Marshes full of insects and strange plants, but Maximus Sneer, an evil man with lots of money, has a secret plan to drain the Marshes and build shops and car parks. But instead of creating a shopping centre, he creates two gigantic monsters without even knowing it!

The Monstrous Stories: Day the Mice Stood Still

The Monstrous Stories: Day the Mice Stood Still

Author: Paul Harrison, Sam Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

One day, all the mice in a town only famous for the world's biggest ball of wool stand bolt upright! A flying saucer from outer space, full of alien cats intent on shrinking all the cows and stealing them away, has landed. A young girl, Jilly McCafferty, and her friends have a plan to scare the cats away. Hilarious fun.

Mummies Mysteries of the Ancient World

Mummies Mysteries of the Ancient World

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

From death defying stunts to the volcano's edge, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Mummies Mysteries of the Ancient World

Mummies Mysteries of the Ancient World

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2009

From death defying stunts to the volcano's edge, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Extreme Stunts! Life-threatening Stunt Spectaculars

Extreme Stunts! Life-threatening Stunt Spectaculars

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2009

From death defying stunts to the volcano's edge, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2009

Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London. Part of a series of books for 9-11-year-olds. Other titles in the series include: Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Henry VIII, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria.

Roman Life: Work

Roman Life: Work

Author: Paul Harrison, Nicola Barber Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.

3D Worlds Dinosaurs

3D Worlds Dinosaurs

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/02/2008

Speed Machines

Speed Machines

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Ice Age

Ice Age

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

6 Plus 6 Plus Pupil's Book: Maths Extension Activities for Year 6

6 Plus 6 Plus Pupil's Book: Maths Extension Activities for Year 6

Author: Paul Harrison, Jeanette A. Mumford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2004

Challenge and extend the mathematical thinking of able Year 6 children with 6 Plus. The 6 Plus Pupil's Book challenges and extends the mathematical thinking of able Year 6 children, with stimulating extension activities for children working at Level 5 and beyond. Children are encouraged to use and apply their knowledge and broaden their understanding of maths concepts. The 6 Plus Pupil's Book is suitable for mixed-ability classes or ability sets and can also be used by children working independently.

6 Plus 6 Plus Teacher's Book: Maths Extension Activities for Year 6

6 Plus 6 Plus Teacher's Book: Maths Extension Activities for Year 6

Author: Paul Harrison, Jeanette A. Mumford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2004

Challenge and extend the mathematical thinking of able Year 6 children with 6 Plus. The 6 Plus Teacher's Book provides short, manageable teacher's notes for each unit.

Apex Maths Apex Maths 4 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Apex Maths Apex Maths 4 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Author: Paul Harrison, Ann Montague-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2003

The Apex Maths CD-ROMs and books offer extension and enrichment for all through problem solving and mathematical investigations. Apex Maths Pupil's Book for Year 4 focuses mainly on number puzzles and mathematical investigations.

Apex Maths Apex Maths 4 Teacher's Handbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Apex Maths Apex Maths 4 Teacher's Handbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Author: Paul Harrison, Ann Montague-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2003

The Apex Maths CD-ROMs and books offer extension and enrichment for all through problem solving and mathematical investigations. Apex Maths Teacher's Handbook supports the CD-ROMs, which provide a database of mathematical word problems appropriate to Year 4. It allows teachers to plan lessons so that all pupils can be included, providing 3 levels of differentiation. It suggests a detailed plenary for whole class discussion and includes mathematical support for teachers.

Apex Maths Apex Maths 5 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Apex Maths Apex Maths 5 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Author: Paul Harrison, Ann Montague-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2003

The Apex Maths CD-ROMs and books offer extension and enrichment for all through problem solving and mathematical investigations. Apex Maths Pupil's Book for Year 5 focuses mainly on number puzzles and mathematical investigations.

Apex Maths Apex Maths 6 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Apex Maths Apex Maths 6 Pupil's Textbook: Extension for all through Problem Solving

Author: Paul Harrison, Ann Montague-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2003

The Apex Maths CD-ROMs and books offer extension and enrichment for all through problem solving and mathematical investigations. Apex Maths Pupil's Book for Year 6 focuses mainly on number puzzles and mathematical investigations.

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