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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

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 Illustrator: Anni Axworthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

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 Illustrator: Feronia Parker-Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

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 Illustrator: Lucy Fleming 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: 26/01/2017

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 Illustrator: Alexandra Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 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.

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