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Michaela Morgan - Author

About the Author

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She now spends six months of the year in Brighton (where sadly she has yet to fulfil her potential as a rollerblader) and six months keeping warm on the Cote d’Azur.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

Michaela has taught a wide age range, from bright-eyed infants to jaded fraudsters. She was a writer in residence in prisons and has run many workshops for children and adults.

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

Featured books by Michaela Morgan

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts    Scrapbook in personal jottings, photos and picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

Other books by Michaela Morgan

The Thing in the Basement: A Bloomsbury Reader

The Thing in the Basement: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

A spooky school-set mystery from Michaela Morgan. Perfect for fans of Anne Fine and Pamela Butchart. There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and it's a thing only Mr Crawley can control. There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and it flashes and ROARS! There's a thing in the basement of Scott's new school and surely it can't be a dragon... or can it? This mysterious adventure from Michaela Morgan has quirky black-and-white illustrations by Doffy Weir 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 7+

Respect

Respect

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Tully and his brother don't have much. But they do have each other. And Tully has an amazing talent. Football. But when the First World War begins, Tully must fight for respect on the battlefield not the pitch ... Based on the amazing true story of Walter Tull, a First World War hero and one of the first black British professional football players. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Knock! Knock! Open the Door

Knock! Knock! Open the Door

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Where is that special person Mum and Dad promised to bring home? There are lots of knocks at the door as new animal friends come calling, but none of them are quite who this little toddler is expecting. She's waiting for someone cuddly like her friend the polar bear, bouncy like the kangaroo, AND noisy like the dinosaur. Who can it be? An adorably funny rhyming story with large flaps to lift and sweet animal illustrations.

Happy Birthday, Sausage! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Happy Birthday, Sausage! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

It's Sausage's birthday and he's going to have a party with all of his friends. But the mean, jealous cats have hidden all of the invitations and no one turns up. Poor Sausage is the saddest little sausage dog in the whole wide world! What can be done to give Sausage a happy birthday? This endearing, yet amusing story from outstanding author Michaela Morgan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Felicity Sheldon and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: Adam's Diary

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: Adam's Diary

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Ingredients for a new life: rubble, fear, escape, long journey, new country, new school, loneliness, worry hope? Adam is a refugee trying to start his life again in the UK, as his dad works to reunite their family. Adam's diary will take you into his world, where life will never be the same but a shared meal might be the key to sharing smiles once again. 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.

Wonderland: Alice in Poetry

Wonderland: Alice in Poetry

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best-loved, most iconic literary creations of all time. In Wonderland: Alice in Poetry, we celebrate the poems of Lewis Carroll, from the sublime to the surreal, including popular favourites such as Jabberwocky , The Walrus and the Carpenter and Tweedledum and Tweedledee. In addition to these classic, beloved poems, this beautiful collection features many contemporary poems from editor Michaela Morgan and a host of popular poets, including Roger McGough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Rachel Rooney, Tony Mitton, Vivian French, Cheryl Moskowitz, Joseph Coehlo, and Jan Dean, each one putting their own spin on these classic texts.

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. A not very special cat, Rawya loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Rawya starts looking at the books on the shelves...

The Beast

The Beast

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2016

When Robbie and Gaz hear a strange howling sound in the woods behind Robbie's house, they decide it's their chance to take a photo of a big cat and make a fortune selling it to the papers. Nothing quite goes according to plan, but Robbie and Gaz end up famous for entirely different reasons. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: Edward Lear's Scrapbook

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: Edward Lear's Scrapbook

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Edward Lear's Scrapbook is a biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear. The book includes some of his original poems and pictures. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Respect!

Respect!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2014

Powerful and inspiring story of Walter Tull, in a brand new edition to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The inspiring true story of Walter Tull, who overcame a tough childhood in a Children's Home to become the first black Premier League football player and the first black infantry officer in the British Army. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Robbie Woods is determined to be Robin Hood in the school play. In Robbie Woods and his Merry Men he is doesn't think he has much chance of being chosen for the part. Will he remember the words? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Clive Keeps His Cool

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Clive Keeps His Cool

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Clive is on a school trip in Clive keeps his Cool. Things start badly and they get worse...until Clive comes up with an idea to keep everyone cool. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 10: The Legend Of Robin Hood

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 10: The Legend Of Robin Hood

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Legend of Robin Hood describes how Robin Hood became an outlaw, formed his band of Merry Men and met Maid Marion. 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 junior 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Dustbin

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Dustbin

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet Dustbin the dog in Dustbin. Dustbin eats anything and everything. He likes chewing socks, shoes, books, bones, tables and chairs. It's his favourite thing to do. What will happen when Dustbin is put on a diet? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10: The Spooks

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10: The Spooks

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Would you like to meet the Spooks? The Spooks tells the story of the Spook family and the Normal family who both live in Tottering Towers. The Spooks want to frighten the Normals. But the Normals know what to do with Spooks! TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Spooky!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Spooky!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Martin and Katie are on a school trip to an old mill in Spooky!. Their teacher tells them the story of the miller's wife, who long ago kept the mill bright and clean. But is there more to the old tale? The children decide to do some ghost-hunting... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack C: Shelley Holmes Animal Trainer

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack C: Shelley Holmes Animal Trainer

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Shelley has a great idea in Shelley Holmes Animal Trainer. She decides to be an animal trainer. Shelley is sure it will be easy to train animals, but when she tries to train her dog, Dustbin, things don't quite go to plan. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 12: Gizmo

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 12: Gizmo

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Gizmo has three tales about a boy whose family are inventors. He wants to follow in their footsteps but his inventions don't go exactly as planned. Find out what happens to the rampaging Robo Mouse, the terrifying Turbo Tidy and the chaotic Kickbot. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. 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 series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Oh, Otto!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Oh, Otto!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet Otto, a boy from outer space, in Oh, Otto!. 'There is a new boy coming today and he comes from far, far away,' Miss Underwood tells Class Four. Are Charlie, Josh and Jo ready to meet Otto? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Dexter's Dinosaurs

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Dexter's Dinosaurs

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Dexter's Dinosaurs Dexter is mad about dinosaurs. He wants a dinosaur for his birthday. Can his friend the magician help him? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Cool Clive

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Cool Clive

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Clive knows exactly what he wants in Cool Clive. Trainers. He has seen them in a shop window. But how can he earn enough money to buy them? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Cool Clive and the Little Pest

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Cool Clive and the Little Pest

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

It is Jade's first day at school in Cool Clive and the Little Pest. Clive promises to keep an eye on her. It isn't easy looking after your little sister and Clive soon finds himself in big trouble. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Shelley Holmes Ace Detective

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack A: Shelley Holmes Ace Detective

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Shelley has a brilliant idea in Shelley Holmes Ace Detective. She decides to be a detective. With the help of her best friend and her dog, she uncovers a mystery that threatens all the animals in the neighbourhood. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack C: Cool Clive and the Bubble Trouble

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12 More Pack C: Cool Clive and the Bubble Trouble

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Clive and Jade bring the school hamster, Bubble, home for the holidays in Cool Clive and the Bubble Trouble. Things start to go wrong when Bubble disappears... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: The True Diary of Carly Ann Potter

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack B: The True Diary of Carly Ann Potter

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The True Diary of Carly Ann Potter starts at New Year with Carly's big plans to be a 'better person'. But Carly's plans don't include cousin Zoe. Zoe comes to stay - and she's changed. Different. Alien, even... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 12: Hercules The Hero

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 12: Hercules The Hero

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Hercules the Hero tells the story of Hercules - born to battle beasts and mangle monsters. Can Hercules complete twelve impossible tasks set by the evil King? 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.

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Communication: The Deadly Boomslang

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Communication: The Deadly Boomslang

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Find out how one young boy catches a deadly snake in The Deadly Boomslang to become the leader of his village. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Luckless Monster

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: The Luckless Monster

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Luckless Monster is the story of Flossie. She lives in the same loch as the Loch Ness Monster, but Flossie never gets spotted. Flossie wants a friend and one day she meets someone almost as unlucky as she is... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Tiger's Discovery

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Tiger's Discovery

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Miss Jones has lost her earring in Tiger's Discovery, and Tiger is keen to help her find it. A micro-sized Tiger is soon looking in teacups and drainpipes in the hope that the earring will be found. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The inspirational true story of Walter Tull's life is vividly presented as a scrapbook, drawing on photographs, documents and records of his life. Born in Kent, in 1888, Walter Tull became not just the first black British professional outfield football player - for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town - but also the first black officer in the British Army. His leadership and courage in the trenches of the First World War won him a recommendation for a Military Cross that was never awarded because of his skin colour. Discover his life story, from his childhood in an orphanage, through his footballing years, to his eventual tragic death, aged 29, on the Somme. The legacy of Walter Tull lives on.

Charming!

Charming!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2012

Elsie Cole turns into LC Cool when she joins a hip- hop class and turns into a dancing princess - will her prince charming take notice? Elsie Cole is not cool - which Kitty and her posse are always quick to remind her, and her crush, Guy, doesn't know she exists. Then Charmaine comes to town and together the two join a hip-hop class where they are renamed LC Cool and Charmy. When the dance group enters a talent contest, Elsie must win the competition against the nasty Kitty and try to charm her prince into noticing her - but will she be able to do it without making a fool of herself? A hilarious girly read, and with a reading age of 8 it is also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Author: Michaela Morgan, Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his Mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit. Can he get away with turning up as yet another footballer? A strange turn of events leads to a most unexpected outcome. *Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * Labelled pictures of Tig's different costumes on pages 30 and 31 provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part.

Tiger's Tales Band 10/White

Tiger's Tales Band 10/White

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

A not very special cat loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Tiger starts looking at the books on the shelves... * White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. * Text type - A fantasy story. * A poster on page 30 advertises one of Tiger's storytelling sessions to aid further discussion and check comprehension. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part, Living in a diverse world. * Michaela Morgan has also written Woody's Week, Funny Fish, Rat-a-tat-tat and Tig in the Dumps for Collins Big Cat.

Respect!

Respect!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2011

Walter Tull (Tully) is one of Britain's unsung heroes. This fascinating biography tells of his life as an orphan, as a Premier League football player and finally, as an army officer during the First World War. An incredible and moving story that describes how a poor orphan became the first black officer in the British army.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Mulan

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Mulan

Author: Michaela Morgan, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Mulan is the story of a brave girl who decides to protect her family by going to fight for her country. To become a soldier, she must pretend to be a boy and learn to fight and outsmart her enemies. Will anyone see through her disguise? This charming story written by Michaela Morgan and beautifully illustrated by Steve Dorado will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Beauty and the Beast

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 9: Beauty and the Beast

Author: Michaela Morgan, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Beauty and the Beast is the story of kind Bella, who is unwittingly promised to a beast by her father. She has to live with him in his enchanted palace, and overcome her fear of his appearance to break the magic spell that binds him. This engaging story written by Michaela Morgan and charmingly illustrated by Graham Philpot will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Bug Club White A/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: All at Sea

Bug Club White A/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: All at Sea

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Potters and Captain Kev love life on the high seas. One day a ship is sighted full of pirates. They are not as nice as Kev and try to take various things. Dad shows them the pirate code so they have to fight to sort things out. The family outwit the bad pirates and end up befriending them. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: White A Phonics phase: 6

Bug Club Green/1B Comic: Super Gloop

Bug Club Green/1B Comic: Super Gloop

Author: Michaela Morgan, Jan Prelutsky, Jess Mikhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

There are two separate stories in this comic, Horribilly's Music is based on the familiar character from the Green Level fiction books. In this story, Horribilly has trouble finding a musical instrument to suit him. In addition, there is an illustrated poem and a short piece of Non-fiction about cooking. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green - all levels Phonics phase: 5

Bug Club Green A/1B Horribilly: Slow and Sticky

Bug Club Green A/1B Horribilly: Slow and Sticky

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

On Sports Day at Golden Pond School, Horribilly is in the Red Team with his friends. He tries his best but he is too slow and sticky to win any of the races. Horribilly is very upset so his friends come up with a plan to cheer him up. They enter him into the egg and spoon race and he wins. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green A Phonics phase: 6

Bug Club White B/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: Set Sail for School

Bug Club White B/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: Set Sail for School

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

The Potter family are having a great time at sea until they realise that Captain Kev cannot count! So the twins and Captain Kev go to school. Captain Kev sorts out the bullies and becomes the star of the school, but one day he feels sad. When everyone learns that it's his birthday they celebrate, and he is happy again. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: White B Phonics phase: 6

Bug Club White B/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: Set Sail for School 6-pack

Bug Club White B/2A The Pirate and the Potter Family: Set Sail for School 6-pack

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this White-B level The Pirate and the Potter Family book: The Potter family are having a great time at sea until they realise that Captain Kev cannot count! So the twins and Captain Kev go to school. Captain Kev sorts out the bullies and becomes the star of the school, but one day he feels sad. When everyone learns that it's his birthday they celebrate, and he is happy again.

Bug Club Green C/1B Horribilly: Swampy Mess

Bug Club Green C/1B Horribilly: Swampy Mess

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Green-C level Horribilly book: When Horribilly breaks a school chair, the children decide to put on an art show to raise money to buy a new one. Horribilly paints an extra SPECIAL painting for the show, but spills water on it. Things go from bad to worse...

Bug Club Gold B/2B Sick as a Parrot

Bug Club Gold B/2B Sick as a Parrot

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

The Potters are a very ordinary family - except for their obsession with tidying - until they meet Captain Kev, a pirate. Captain Kev's parrot is sick. The family offer to help him and Captain Kev and his parrot move in. Soon the Potter family become less worried about being tidy and more interested in saving Captain Kev's parrot. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: Gold B Phonics phase: 6

Blast Off to the Moon Band 04/Blue

Blast Off to the Moon Band 04/Blue

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

How did we first try to get to the Moon? What were the first creatures in space? And why do footprints never disappear on the Moon? Find out all about space travel and Moon landings in this simple non-fiction report accompanied by amazing photographs. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type: A simple non-fiction report. * A diagram of some of the different attempts to get to the moon on pages 14-15 help children recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: ICT: the information around us. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dear Bunny

Dear Bunny

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2009

A family of matchmaking mice helps lovestruck bunnies Tino and Teeny piece together their true feelings. (Runtime 6 min, 52 sec)

Shark!

Shark!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2006

Mark knows sharks. He knows how they think, live and hunt. He doesn't know there's a hungry shark out there, right now. And it's heading his way...This is a white-knuckle adventure story. This work features: first class award-winning authors; appealing, gripping plots guaranteed to interest teenagers and provoke discussion; and top quality, age-appropriate illustrations. It is in huge demand - in 2005 over 35 per cent of 14-year-olds were failing to reach their expected standard of literacy. It also features stylish packaging; and extensive trialling by teenagers with the target reading age that ensures accessibility.

Diggety Dog Band 03/Yellow

Diggety Dog Band 03/Yellow

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Diggety Dog is looking for a bone. But no matter how far he digs, he only seems to manage to uncover trouble! Children will love this fun rhyming story by Michaela Morgan. * Yellow / Band 3 - A humorous rhyming story * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are y (ugly), o-e, ea and i-e. * The map of Diggety's hole on the final spread allows children to discuss the characters the dog met along the way. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Thing in the Basement

The Thing in the Basement

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

The Thing in the Basement is an atmospheric mystery story with a school setting. When the boy arrives at his new school everything is strange and different. The big, Victorian building has many storeys and a basement...As he passes the basement he notices a smell of heat and soot and burning. He looks down there and suddenly there's bang and a flash, a roaring sound. He knows there's something down there. Something nasty...something monstrous. And as the day goes on, all the evidence leads to suggest that the 'something' is a dragon...

Dear Bunny

Dear Bunny

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2006

Tino and Teeny are lovely lovelorn bunny rabbits, living just a few hops from each other. If only one of them could overcome their shyness and speak to the other! When their efforts to woo each other with writing are ruined by a rainstorm it looks like they may never meet. Thank goodness there is a family of miniature matchmakers nesting nearby to help piece together their true feelings.

Tiger's Tales Band 10/White

Tiger's Tales Band 10/White

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

A not very special cat loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Tiger starts looking at the books on the shelves... * White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. * Text type - A fantasy story. * A poster on page 30 advertises one of Tiger's storytelling sessions to aid further discussion and check comprehension. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part, Living in a diverse world. * Michaela Morgan has also written Woody's Week, Funny Fish, Rat-a-tat-tat and Tig in the Dumps for Collins Big Cat. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Author: Michaela Morgan, Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his Mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit. Can he get away with turning up as yet another footballer? A strange turn of events leads to a most unexpected outcome. *Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * Labelled pictures of Tig's different costumes on pages 30 and 31 provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 8: Snapdragons: The Band of Friends

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 8: Snapdragons: The Band of Friends

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provide a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Funny Fish Band 04/Blue

Funny Fish Band 04/Blue

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

A rhyming text about three funny fish and scary-looking big fish with very sharp teeth. Two of the funny fish are brightly coloured but vane, while the third funny fish is brown. The big fish comes along and eats the two brightly coloured fish, but the dull brown one is able to hide safely among the stones on the sea bed! * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type - A story with patterned and predictable rhyming language. * There is a Funny Fish game on pages 14 and 15 to boost speaking and listening skills. * Curriculum links - Art and design: Mother nature, designer; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Rat-a-tat-tat Band 03/Yellow

Rat-a-tat-tat Band 03/Yellow

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Open the door and see who is there: a cat in a hat, a fox in socks, a dog and a frog; and they all want to play! But the final visitor is not so welcome - a dinosaur - ROAR! * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type - A rhyming story with a predictable and repetitive pattern. * A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 gives children the opportunity to recap and discuss the story. * Curriculum links - Music: exploring sounds, including chants. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 4: Snapdragons: The Mouse With No Name

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 4: Snapdragons: The Mouse With No Name

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2004

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Woody's Week Band 02b/Red B

Woody's Week Band 02b/Red B

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Gran has sent an exciting birthday present but how long will Woody have to wait for his gift, a model house, to be built? The new flatpack toy presents Woody's family with a challenge but as the days go by, Woody has an idea of his own. Who needs a kit to build a house when the gift comes in a box large enough to design a house of your own? * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. * Pages 14 and 15 feature a pictorial summary of Woody's week, providing an ideal opportunity for reinforcing the days of the week. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Beast

The Beast

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2004

Robert and Gaz are intrigued to find out what the strange noises in the woods are. This is a quality action-packed mystery with a feel-good ending. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Letter from America

Letter from America

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2004

Much to Tommo's dismay, his teacher wants everyone in the class to have a penpal. But he's in for a big surprise! Share Tommo's sad times and his happy times - and meet Shelley who raps, rhymes and jokes in her letters from America..

Sausage and the Spooks

Sausage and the Spooks

Author: Michaela Morgan, Dee Shulman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2001

One of four Silly Sausage titles in the Rockets series for children just beginning to enjoy reading. Who's ever heard of a dog that's scared of cats? Fitz and Spatz the cats can't stop laughing at Sausage. Then one night they all get to the haunted house and the laughing turns into something else...Ages 5-7+

School for Sausage

School for Sausage

Author: Michaela Morgan, Dee Shulman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2001

One of four Silly Sausage titles in the Rockets series for children just beginning to enjoy reading. When Sausage goes to dog school, he isn't very good at learning and he keeps disturbing the other dogs. Sausage feels he's the silliest dog on earth. When Sports Day comes, things can only get worse for Silly Sausage. Ages 5-7+.

Sausage in Trouble

Sausage in Trouble

Author: Michaela Morgan, Dee Shulman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2001

One of four Silly Sausage titles in the Rockets series for children just beginning to enjoy reading. Fitz and Spatz, the family cats, keep telling Sausage he's just a silly, greedy, lazy dog. But one night, everyone realises that Sausage might not be so silly after all...Ages 5-7+

Sausage and the Little Visitor

Sausage and the Little Visitor

Author: Michaela Morgan, Dee Shulman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2001

One of four Silly Sausage titles in the Rockets series for children just beginning to enjoy reading. When Jack brings a hamster back home Sausage is jealous of the attention Hammy gets. But when Fitz and Spatz the cats start talking about hamsterburgers, Sausage needs to call on all his courage. Ages 5-7+

Lighthse 1 Blue Bk4 Hullabaloo at the Zoo

Lighthse 1 Blue Bk4 Hullabaloo at the Zoo

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2001

Part of the Lighthouse collection, an engaging fiction and non-fiction series of readers carefully levelled to ensure gradual progression for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children.

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 12 Greyfriars Bobby (single)

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 12 Greyfriars Bobby (single)

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/1999

Pickles Sniffs it Out

Pickles Sniffs it Out

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/1994

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