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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.

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Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: Snowstorm Rescue

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: Snowstorm Rescue

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Parwinder Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2022

Engaging fiction and non-fiction fully aligned to each stage of the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme, allowing children to consolidate their phonic knowledge through reading in context. These fully decodable stories are 100% matched to the phonic progression of the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme and provide a perfect fit with your phonics teaching - endorsed by phonics expert and trainer Debbie Hepplewhite. They consolidate taught GPCs at each stage of the programme, with one book covering two weeks of teaching, and can be used in class or as take-home readers. Support for parents and carers is provided on the inside cover notes. Levels 1+-2 consist of simple blending books and short texts. Levels 3-5 include 3 fiction (with one Biff, Chip and Kipper adventure) and 3 non-fiction per level. Dad, Ruby and Jude get stuck in a snowstorm. How will they get home?

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: A Story for Chandra

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: A Story for Chandra

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Cesar Samaniego Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2022

Engaging fiction and non-fiction fully aligned to each stage of the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme, allowing children to consolidate their phonic knowledge through reading in context. These fully decodable stories are 100% matched to the phonic progression of the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme and provide a perfect fit with your phonics teaching - endorsed by phonics expert and trainer Debbie Hepplewhite. They consolidate taught GPCs at each stage of the programme, with one book covering two weeks of teaching, and can be used in class or as take-home readers. Support for parents and carers is provided on the inside cover notes. Levels 1+-2 consist of simple blending books and short texts. Levels 3-5 include 3 fiction (with one Biff, Chip and Kipper adventure) and 3 non-fiction per level. Chandra hates reading. Can a new teacher change her mind?

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

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

Author: Narinder Dhami, Jane Austen Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. When she was just nineteen, 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Levels 16-17: Mixed Pack

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Levels 16-17: Mixed Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami, Jo Cotterill, Vaishali Batra Illustrator: Briony May Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2022

This pack contains 8 books, one of each of the following titles: Geeks Can't Dance, Terrible Tales From School, Ethan the Great, Georgie and Me, Champions of Our Planet, Double Exposure, The Greatest Treasure of All and Coram's Children. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful fiction and non-fiction with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top authors and developed with Literacy expert Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support children's personal development and wellbeing. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to books with the right depth and complexity, 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 13: The Calico Cat Cafe

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 13: The Calico Cat Cafe

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Jenna Jamie Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2022

It's almost the summer holidays and Ravina is looking forward to finally escaping the school bullies. She can't wait to lose herself in a good book, and luckily she knows the perfect reading spot; the quiet cafe on the estate. But, when the future of the cafe is threatened, Ravina must think quickly. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful fiction and non-fiction with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top authors and developed with Literacy expert Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support children's personal development and wellbeing. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to books with the right depth and complexity, 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.

The Case of the Piltdown Man Band 05/Green

The Case of the Piltdown Man Band 05/Green

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Eugene Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. The 7+ books are designed for children aged 7+ who need more practice to acquire phonics skills. They have age-appropriate content, more mature images, and are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 3-5. In 1912, the supposed remains of the earliest human ever discovered were unearthed at Piltdown. The remains were subsequently found to be fake, although no-one knows for sure who devised the hoax. This fascinating non-fiction book is structured like a mystery, taking the reader through how the evidence gradually didn't seem to add up ... Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ ay, a-e, ey, ei. Pages 30 and 31 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.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: The Foolish Hare and The Mango Tree

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: The Foolish Hare and The Mango Tree

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Silvia Provantini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Hari, the hare, thinks the sky is falling down! Ram and Abu can't agree who owns the mango tree. Find out what happens in these two folktales from India. Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader Brown Book Band

The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader Brown Book Band

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Amberin Huq 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 Amberin Huq 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+

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