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Narinder Dhami - Author

About the Author

Narinder Dhami is one of the four authors of the Rainbow Magic series, written under the name of Daisy Meadows.She now lives in Cambridge with her husband and her cats.

Dhami's father was an Indian immigrant from the Punjab who arrived in the UK in 1954, and her mother is English.[1] She grew up in a multi-cultural environment, with Indian and western cultures both major influences in her life, and was educated at Wolverhampton Girls' High School and Birmingham University, where she took a degree in English in 1980. Dhami started working as a teacher, and for the next nine years she taught in primary and secondary schools in Essex and in the London borough of Waltham Forest. During this time, she began writing stories for teenage magazines, and contributed many photo-stories to the now-defunct Jackie magazine, published by DC Thomson. Eventually, Narinder gave up teaching for a full-time writing career. For the last few years, she has concentrated on contemporary realistic fiction about young girls of Asian origin growing up in modern Britain. Her Babes trilogy is extremely popular with girls between 9 and 14 years of age.

Featured books by Narinder Dhami

Other books by Narinder Dhami

The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader

The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A funny retelling of an Indian folk tale from best-selling author Narinder Dhami. Bulbul would much rather sit at home under the mango tree than go to work. And anyway everyone in the village agrees that he is the worst barber in the whole world. Luckily his wife Ruby has a cunning plan to earn money - but first they must outwit a notorious band of thieves! This comical version of a traditional Indian story from best-selling author Narinder Dhami has entertaining black-and-white illustrations by TBC and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 8+

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories

Author: Narinder Dhami, Simon Puttock, Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Six captivating and engaging stories with clear progression, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Meet the boy with a sabre-tooth kitten, read about a monkey who dreams of climbing to the top of the Taj Mahal and find out what happens when Snoot stands up to his big, bad dreama| With a variety of stunning artwork styles and six funny, heart-warming and exciting stories, this collection has something for everyone. The stories have been specially written to support and develop your child's reading skills as they gain more confidence and move towards independent reading. The stories are carefully levelled, building on the phonics skills children learn at school. Activities after every story make reading fun and reinforce comprehension. Each collection also features tips for parents to help you support your child's developing reading skills. 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. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

If you're 18, love Beckham and can bend a ball like him then the world must be your oyster, right? Wrong. If you're Jess - 18, Indian and a girl - forget it. Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... The Bend it Like Beckham movie was a box-office hit, starring Parminder Nagra, Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers. Bend it Like Beckham was also transformed into a musical, and was performed in London's West End.

Reading Planet KS2 - My Dream Job - Level 7: Saturn/Blue-Red band

Reading Planet KS2 - My Dream Job - Level 7: Saturn/Blue-Red band

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

What would you like to do when you grow up? From blogger to stunt performer, firefighter to marine biologist, find out about the amazing jobs that are out there to be explored! In this book, you'll read about people who love doing what they do for a living. You'll find out what they were like at school and how they got their dream job. This book will also help you start thinking about the type of work you might want to do. Read on and see if you can spot a job you fancy! And don't worry if you still can't decide - you still have plenty of time to find your dream career! My Dream Job is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Persuasion

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Persuasion

Author: Narinder Dhami, Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. When she was just 19, Anne Elliot followed the wishes of her father and turned down the proposal of the man she loved - a naval officer called Frederick Wentworth. Years later, Captain Wentworth returns from his time at sea, and Anne dares to hope that their paths might cross once more. But the course of true love is bumpy at best - will Anne and Frederick ever be reunited? Narinder Dhami is the author of The Sleepover Club and The Beautiful Game series. Jane Austen is her favourite author of all time and she can't wait to introduce a new audience to Austen's final novel. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

The Girl in the Window Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Girl in the Window Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Rajni and Sheela live in opposite flats, high up in the clouds in an apartment block in Mumbai. They wave to each other every day from their windows and believe they could be best friends ... but they've never met! Will they ever get to know each other properly? This lovely story of friendship was written by Narinder Dhami. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to pratise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Reading Planet KS2 - Incredible India - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - Incredible India - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Join sister and brother, Sarita and Amar Joshi, on a whirlwind tour of India. Find out lots of fascinating information about this amazing country, including: Wonderful wildlife - including lions, tigers, elephants and snow leopards Delicious food - from samosas and dosas to spicy curries Colourful clothes - you'll even learn how to put on a sari Popular sports and entertainment - from cricket, to traditional music and Bollywood films After reading this book, you'll want to transport yourself to this incredible country! Incredible India is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 17: The Greatest Treasure of All

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 17: The Greatest Treasure of All

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

'The man who makes elephants' is the only clue that twins Anita and Vikram have to help them find their secret family treasure. But with the whole of Goa to search, how will they ever find it? They both know their gran often gets things mixed up these days, and forgets names and faces and even who her family is - so is the treasure she talks about even real? Join the twins as they set out to solve the mystery and embark on a treasure hunt like no other. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

Reading Planet KS2 - Just One Grain of Rice and other Indian Folk Tales - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - Just One Grain of Rice and other Indian Folk Tales - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Within this collection of Indian folk tales, you'll meet a crafty king, a sneaky salesman and a terrible thief ... along with a jackal who tries to rule the jungle and a greedy sister who gets exactly what she deserves. Read on to discover how the cheaters are outwitted and why honesty is always rewarded! Just One Grain of Rice and Other Indian Folk Tales is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band.Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

In this funny chapter book, Captain Crossbones must defeat Oliver the Terrible and find her missing treasure. Will she be able to do it in time for dinner? Books with short 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 Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Ant and the Carrot

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Ant and the Carrot

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

The ant finds a carrot but it is heavy so he can't pick it up! Will the rabbit or the fox steal his carrot? 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 5: The Festival of Colours

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: The Festival of Colours

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

It is Holi, the festival of colours. Adil and Mira can't wait to join the fun, but first they have to help a man who loses his wallet. 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 5, 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 1+: A Bump in the Bed

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1+: A Bump in the Bed

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

It's Tom's bedtime but he spots a strange bump in the bed. What could it be? 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 1+, 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.

Superstar Babes

Superstar Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2017

Amber, Jazz and Geena are three sisters on a mission. They really want to have something to act as a memorial to their mum, but what could go for? They eventually settle on a great idea - they'll get the new library at school named after her. They take the idea to their teachers but there's a fly in the ointment - for the teachers to agree, the girls must first raise some money to help the library and stock it with books! Now the Babes have a real task ahead of them - and they love a challenge! They come up with a genius plan - they're going to stage an amazing reality experiment in their school and turn it into Big Brother for one week only! With Bollywood stars and love-struck boys in the mix, they know it's not going to be easy but surely the Babes can handle it - can't they?

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Can daring pirate Captain Crossbones face Oliver the Terrible and find her beloved treasure, all in time for dinner? 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 it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Bug Club Brown A Whose Is This?

Bug Club Brown A Whose Is This?

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2017

Maria and Kimi can't wait to explore the local culture fair. Tasting foods and playing games from all over the world sounds like fun! But Maria's parents need the girls to help at the information stand first - boring! When Kimi spots a box full of strange things that people have lost, the girls have an idea that will be fun as well as helpful. Will they be able to find all the owners of these mysterious objects? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 7-8 (Year 3) Book band: Brown A Phonics phase: n/a

Annie's Game

Annie's Game

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Jack has always known his little sister, Annie, is bright. By the time she's five, she's reading Hamlet and the Financial Times, and has an extremely active imagination. Her odd behaviour doesn't make life easy at school for Jack, especially when Annie insists that she has an invisible but very real friend called Sarah, who accompanies her everywhere. Jack is desperate to prevent Annie's obsession causing problems at school - good behaviour is vital if they're to be allowed to go on the long-promised trip to America to meet their absent father. When they are finally aboard the plane for America, Jack is thinking quietly, maybe drifting off to sleep, when he is rudely interrupted by the crystal clear voice of a girl - not Annie, but Sarah! A perceptive, amusing and moving novel about sibling relationships, absent parents and the borderline between truth and imagination, which will be eagerly enjoyed by boys and girls of 8+.

Dani's Diary

Dani's Diary

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Dani's mother has just got married - and Dani has acquired an awful new stepsister who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. To make things worse Dani has to move house and school - to the same school as Lalita, her stepsister. She confides in her beloved gran, who gives her a special gift to help distract her from all the turmoil. It's a copy of her diary that she kept as a child, detailing everything happened to her when her family moved from India to England in the 1960s. It's in Punjabi, so Dani knows she's going to have to work hard to read it but as soon as she starts she knows it'll be worth it. Reading about her gran's friendship with the mischevious Milly is hugely fun and soon it becomes clear there's even more to the story. Dani will have to delve deep to figure out what really happened all those years ago - and specifically what happened to Milly. Can the past help with her future too?

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic story for children, retold here by Narinder Dhami. Follow Mowgli's adventures with Bagheera, Baloo and the wolf packs which he calls family, as he tries to escape the claws of vicious tiger Shere Khan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Bhangra Babes

Bhangra Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2015

Amber, Jazz and Geena have finally secured their auntie's engagement to the gorgeous Mr Arora, but now it's time for a little romance of their own. There's a gorgeous new boy at school called Rocky. He looks divine, loves music and is seriously well-off - his parents have built him his own recording studio. But which of the sisters does he like best? As they vie for his attention, the sisters come up with ever more intricate tricks to outdo each other and catch his attention. Amber thinks she's bound to capture his heart when she invites him to DJ and perform at Auntie's wedding. But when the girls are invited round to hear Rocky sing, Amber realises she's made a big mistake. It's going to be a huge headache to sort this one out - but if she doesn't, every guest at the wedding will have a worse one! Even working together, Amber, Jazz and Geena can't work out how to stop it happening, but a great idea comes from an unexpected source and the girls, of course, bounce back again.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: The Top of the Taj Mahal

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: The Top of the Taj Mahal

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Mishu, the little monkey, lives with his family in the grounds of the Taj Mahal in India. But Mishu's brothers and sisters say he's too small to join in with their games. So one day, Mishu announces that he is going to climb to the top of the huge Taj Mahal. His family doesnt believe him, but Mishu has an idea. He shows everyone that he might be small, but he's also very clever. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Thirteen Hours

Thirteen Hours

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Your home was the one place you felt safe. Now it's your prison. You were invisible. Now your every move is monitored by masked strangers. You looked after your mum, your best friend. Now you barely know her. Everything can change in thirteen hours.

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

When Sanjay gets a bump on his head from the school bully, he wakes up to find that everyone in the playground has turned into an animal! The headmaster's a polar bear and Sanjay's best friend is a sheepdog. Even the ambulance that comes to take him to hospital is driven by a gorilla and the paramedic is a penguin...Seeing his schoolmates in a new light gives Sanjay a clever idea about how to defeat the bully...Will Sanjay's wily plan work, or has the whole world gone animal crackers?

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2014

When Sanjay gets a bump on his head from the school bully, he wakes up to find that everyone in the playground has turned into an animal! The headmaster's a polar bear and Sanjay's best friend is a sheepdog. Even the ambulance that comes to take him to hospital is driven by a gorilla and the paramedic is a penguin... Seeing his schoolmates in a new light gives Sanjay a clever idea about how to defeat the bully... Will Sanjay's wily plan work, or has the whole world gone animal crackers?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 13: Rama's Journey

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 13: Rama's Journey

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Rama's Journey is an action-packed retelling of the Ramayana. Prince Rama is sent away from his kingdom into the wild forests and his wife is kidnapped by a ten-headed demon. Rama has lots of courage and determination, but can he rescue her? Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. 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.

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Olly the Octopus

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Olly the Octopus

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Flora to the Rescue

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Flora to the Rescue

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Bindi Babes

Bindi Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Meet Amber, Jazz, and Geena Dhillona.k.a. the Bindi Babes. Theyre three fabulous sisters with a reputation for being the coolest, best-dressed girls at their school. But their classmates dont know that the Dhillon sisters work extra hard to look perfect and together to all of their friends . . . while privately trying not to think how much they miss their mom, who died a year ago. What these struggling sisters certainly dont need is an interfering auntie from India inviting herself into their household to cramp their style. Unfortunately, thats exactly what their dad allows to happen.Soon the sisters pushover dad is saying no to designer clothes and expensive sneakers, and Auntie is butting into every area of their lives. What are the Bindi babes to do? Theres only one way to be rid of Auntie: marry her off to some unsuspecting guy. Will Amber, Jazz, and Geena find a man who can put up with Auntie before she completely ruins their lives? Or are Aunties new rules doomed to make the fabulous Dhillon sisters just . . . average?From the Hardcover edition.

Bollywood Babes

Bollywood Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Those fiesty Bindi Babes are back and someone tougher than their auntie has moved in too!Geena, Amber and Jazz throw a Bollywood party to raise funds for their school. They plan to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live performance but their star turns out to more of a handful than they ever expected!From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Beautiful Game: 02: Lauren's Best Friend

The Beautiful Game: 02: Lauren's Best Friend

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

Hi, I'm Lauren, and I love my glamorous lifestyle with great gifts, clothes and holidays! I just wish my parents spent more time at home - I'm fed up being lonely. My five great new friends think my life is fantastic, so I can't go to them with my problems. Perhaps an unlikely new best friend is just what I need...Lauren xxx

Grow Up, Dad

Grow Up, Dad

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Robbie wishes his dad was 11 years old, just like him, but he never imagines his wish will come true! A fast paced comedy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Bhangra Babes

Bhangra Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

Amber, Jazz and Geena have finally secured their auntie's engagement to the gorgeous Mr Arora, but now it's time for a little romance of their own. There's a gorgeous new boy at school called Rocky. He looks divine, loves music and is seriously well-off - his parents have built him his own recording studio. But which of the sisters does he like best? As they vie for his attention, the sisters come up with ever more intricate tricks to outdo each other and catch his attention. Amber thinks she's bound to capture his heart when she invites him to DJ and perform at Auntie's wedding. But when the girls are invited round to hear Rocky sing, Amber realises she's made a big mistake. It's going to be a huge headache to sort this one out - but if she doesn't, every guest at the wedding will have a worse one! Even working together, Amber, Jazz and Geena can't work out how to stop it happening, but a great idea comes from an unexpected source and the girls, of course, bounce back again.

Storyworlds Stage 7-9 Easy Buy Pack 2008

Storyworlds Stage 7-9 Easy Buy Pack 2008

Author: Narinder Dhami, Gill Hamlyn, Paul Hamlyn, William Edmonds Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2008

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.

The Sleepover Club Down Under

The Sleepover Club Down Under

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief! An Australian soap star is playing in Leicester's pantomime and is rumoured to be living in Cuddington. The girls go in search - which can only mean disaster!

Starring The Sleepover Club

Starring The Sleepover Club

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun -- but who always end up in mischief. When Felicity's mum buys a camcorder, the sleepover girls can't wait to try it out. During filming, a minor accident turns into a superstunt, and Rosie has a brain wave: why not send the tape to a TV programme that pays for camcorder stunts? Will the Sleepover Club discover screen stardom or will the film be a flop? Pack up your sleepover kit and drop in on the fun!

sleepoverclub.com

sleepoverclub.com

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief. When the girls decide to secretly design a website for Lyndz's brother Tom's band, they accidentally lose the only disk with a copy of the band poster on it - and it falls into the hands of a mystery e-blackmailer!

The Sleepover Club Sleep Out

The Sleepover Club Sleep Out

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun -- but who always end up in mischief. When the Sleepover Club go on an overnight school trip to a local museum full of Egyptian relics, they plan a sort of 'museum sleepover'. At the official sleepover at Frankie's house the night before, the girls hatch a plot to scare their arch rivals the M&Ms. Once the girls are in the museum late at night, however things don't quite go according to plan! Pack up your sleepover kit and drop in on the fun!

Sari Sleepover

Sari Sleepover

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief! When feisty Asha from India comes to school, the Sleepover Club get excited about the fun of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights! How will it compare to Guy Fawkes Night, and will there be the usual chaos?

Sleepover Girls on the Ball Summer Special

Sleepover Girls on the Ball Summer Special

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief! A tennis competition brings out the best - and the worst - in the Sleepover Club and their arch-enemies the M&Ms. Who will win game, set and match?

Vive le Sleepover Club!

Vive le Sleepover Club!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rosie and Lyndsey, five girls who want to have fun - but who always end up in mischief. Ooh la la - it's half-term, and the gang is off on a school trip to Paris! The girls are thrilled to see the stars of their favourite soap filming on location, and they dare Kenny to ask for an autograph. But look out! Kenny'll try every trick in the book to win a dare. Even if it means getting everyone into trouble... Pack up les baggages for a spree to Paree!

Sleepover Girls and Friends Summer Special

Sleepover Girls and Friends Summer Special

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Join the Sleepover Club: Frankie, Kenny, Felicity, Rose and Lyndsey, five girls who just want to have fun -- but who always end up in mischief. Mega news! The Spanish students that the Sleepover Club met on holiday are coming to stay. All sorts of fab activities are planned and the exchange gets off to a great start ! until the two groups of friends fall out. What's gone wrong? And what have the M & Ms got to do with it? Pack up your sleepover kit and have fun in the sun!

Sleepover Girls Go Designer

Sleepover Girls Go Designer

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Sleepover Club No 16 in which the girls Fliss, Lindz, Kenny, Frankie and Rosie decide to make over Rosie's room. Messy fun from beginning to end - ace! Rosie is miserable - her dad has gone off on holiday instead of decorating her bedroom as promised. The Sleepovers decide to do-it-themselves that evening. What could go wrong? Well, somehow quite a lot goes wrong... Rosie's mum is so annoyed with the mess that future sleepovers are banned! Then Fliss discovers a competition with a fantastic prize - a free room make over! They enter the competition on Rosie's behalf but, in true Sleepover style, don't ever manage to post the entry form...

Sleepover in Spain

Sleepover in Spain

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

PACK YOUR SUITCASE AND PREPARE FOR TAKE-OFF! What could be more fun than a sleepover in another country? The Sleepover girls plan a special sleepover when they go on a school trip to Spain. The only problem is that five troublesome Spanish girls seem set on spoiling all their plans !

Dani's Diary

Dani's Diary

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Dani's mother has just got married - and Dani has acquired an awful new stepsister who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. To make things worse Dani has to move house and school - to the same school as Lalita, her stepsister. She confides in her beloved gran, who gives her a special gift to help distract her from all the turmoil. It's a copy of her diary that she kept as a child, detailing everything happened to her when her family moved from India to England in the 1960s. It's in Punjabi, so Dani knows she's going to have to work hard to read it but as soon as she starts she knows it'll be worth it. Reading about her gran's friendship with the mischevious Milly is hugely fun and soon it becomes clear there's even more to the story. Dani will have to delve deep to figure out what really happened all those years ago - and specifically what happened to Milly. Can the past help with her future too?

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Narinder Dhami, Julia Donaldson, Paul Shipton, Judy Waite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level: Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level: Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Narinder Dhami, Judy Waite, Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Outcast

Outcast

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2007

Riff is a cat who walks on the wild side. His rule for survival: DON'T TRUST HUMANS! But then he meets a boy called Danny ...Funny and heart-warming. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Narinder Dhami, Julia Donaldson, Paul Shipton, Judy Waite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Narinder Dhami, Judy Waite, Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

4u2read.ok Grow Up, Dad!

4u2read.ok Grow Up, Dad!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2005

For children with a reading age of below 8, these simplified editions of popular Barrington Stoke titles can be used individually or with the standard edition in a mixed ability class. The stories are supported with more illustrations and the innovative use of thought bubbles enhances understanding.

Storyworlds Stage 7 Stories Pack

Storyworlds Stage 7 Stories Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2005

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.

Storyworlds Bouncer Comes to Stay

Storyworlds Bouncer Comes to Stay

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2005

Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife

Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

This is comical retelling of an Indian legend from the Punjab, about a lazy barber and his quick-witted wife. When the barber drives away all his customers with his slapdash techniques, his wife sends him to the king to seek financial help - or else they'll starve. The king provides them with a plot of barren land, but thanks to the clever wife's fertile imagination the couple's fortunes take a turn for the better. But will her ingenuity be any match for the trickery of a persistent band of thieves, determined to cash in on the couple's new-found success?

Grow Up, Dad!

Grow Up, Dad!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2004

Robbie's dad just doesn't understand him so Robbie wishes he could be 11 years old - just like Robbie! But he never imagines his wish will come true! A fast-paced, action-packed comedy.

Bollywood Babes

Bollywood Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

When Geena, Amber and Jazz's school is desperate for funds, the girls' formidable young auntie steps in with a fantastic idea for a fundraising Bollywood party. Swept up in the plans, the girls plot to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live appearance. Sure their aunt will be thrilled with their plan, they've only got to overcome the fact that their would-be guest of honour is a penniless, faded recluse with a foul temper who decamps to their house and insists on being treated like a star. A superbly entertaining sequel to Bindi Babes by an up-and-coming star of our own list.

Bindi Babes

Bindi Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2003

Three feisty, fun-loving Anglo-Asian sisters rule the roost over their dad since their mum died. They've got a reputation at school for being the coolest, most sorted babes in town - and what they certainly DON'T need is an interfering Auntie-ji from India inviting herself over to England and cramping their style. Which is exactly what their dad organizes-The girls decide the only way out of this nagging-adult dilemma is an arranged marriage - for their auntie! Enter Mr Arora, the dream boat teacher who just might whisk Auntie off in his arms and into the sunset. (They hope!)

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: Charlie the Bridesmaid Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: Charlie the Bridesmaid Pupil Book (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Realistic story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Use syntax and context to build up their store of vocabulary when reading for meaning Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Select from different presentational features to suit particular writing purposes (e.g. writing a diary entry and an invitation).

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: Rollercoaster Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: Rollercoaster Pupil Book (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Realistic story Learning Objectives:

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 10 Monster in the Cupboard (single)

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 10 Monster in the Cupboard (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/1999

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6 Stories Pack

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6 Stories Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami, Robina Willson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/1998

This pack includes stories and word practice books for stage 6 of the Storyworlds guided reading series. The gradual increase and repetitive pattern of the text aims to help children learn to tackle longer stories, meet new language features, develop reading skills and improve reading confidence.

Sunita's Secret

Sunita's Secret

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

Sunita starts at her new school determined to hide her horrible secret. But class 'goddess' Celina soon becomes Sunita's arch-enemy and their classmates soon find out that Sunita's dad is an infamous fraudster on the run. Sunita has her work cut out to prove that she's no criminal herself. She tries to be ultra-careful about making friends but somehow she can't hide her natural instinct for helping people. As she's trying to keep her head down, she starts doing little favours for people secretly. And, oddly, a rash of helpful book-mending, locker-tidying and present-leaving quickly takes over the class and, then, the whole school. Even Celina seems to have been affected - but when she tries to take the credit for the scheme, Sunita can see her motives are far from innocent. Should Sunita put up or shut up?

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6, Fantasy World Stories (4 Pack)

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6, Fantasy World Stories (4 Pack)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/1996

Part of the Storyworlds series, this pack contains the four Stage Six Fantasy World stories. Each stage of Storyworlds provides a carefully structured introduction of words and language. The different worlds ensure that these are introduced and practised in a variety of contexts. Stages Four, Five and Six adopt a broadening structure to encourage the move to independent reading. Between 20 and 40 new words are added at each of these three stages, and continued repetition of text helps to maintain the build-up of confidence.

Storyworlds Stage 7, Our World Stories 4 Pack

Storyworlds Stage 7, Our World Stories 4 Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.

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