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A former teacher, Margaret Ryan is now one of Scotland’s most prolific and imaginative writers for young people. She has written the Fat Alfie and Airy Fairy series for Scholastic, the Operation Boyfriend and Little Blue series for Hodder, and two Littlest Dragon titles for HarperCollins. In 2000, she won the Scottish Arts Council
Award for The Queen’s Birthday Hat.
Entertainingly spooky and delightfully peculiar, Jonny Smith recounts the problem he has on his round when it comes to delivering in Weird Street. He knows he shouldn’t really be frightened of the people who live there but trying even to find the front door of Dr Sphinx’s house can prove pretty tricky. An entertaining and complete first short book. To view other titles set on Weird Street, click here.
Weird Street is a terrific little four book series that will get 6-9 year old boys (in particular) and girls really reading and enjoying it. Weird Street is on Johnny's paper round, a bizarre, scary and extremely unusual paper round, where he meets and befriends a whole range of oddballs and mysterious neighbours. The books are wonderfully imaginative and best of all, particularly for the reluctant reader, quite short. Check out the rest of the Weird Street series. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
Weird Street is a terrific little four book series that will get 6-9 year old boys (in particular) and girls really reading and enjoying the experience. Weird Street is on Johnny's paper round, a bizarre, scary and extremely unusual paper round, where he meets and befriends a whole range of oddballs and mysterious neighbours. The books are wonderfully imaginative and best of all, particularly for the reluctant reader, quite short. Check out the first in the Weird Street series - The Curse of Captain Cross-eye. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Down in the farmyard the frogs sing cheep , but Little frog can only bark gruff and the other frogs don't like it. Will he find any frogs who will accept him? This sweet, patterned story is beautifully illustrated and written by Margaret Ryan. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. 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. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Amelia and Rory set up the Pet Finders Agency to earn some money. Their first job is to look for Mrs Collins's cat Nelson. Their search leads them to a cave and a pair of thieves as well as the cat. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 8-9 (Year 4) Book band: Grey A Phonics phase: n/a
Amelia and Rory (aka The Pet Finders) are asked to find a family's pet dog. Along the way they also rescue a snake and a parrot. They reunite the pets with their owners and get money and tickets to events as rewards. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 8-9 (Year 4) Book band: Grey B Phonics phase: n/a
When Zara wishes for a new dress for the school party she doesn't expect to see a fairy godbrother land in her room, especially when he tries to text-a-spell with unpredictable results! Will Zara ever get her dream dress? * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader
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