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Wendy Cooling - Author

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Wendy Cooling is an eminent figure in the world of children′s books. As a freelance consultant she works with schools, publishers, libraries and the government on the promotion of literacy and love of books. Wendy was a teacher of English in London secondary schools for many years and left to head up the then Children′s Book Foundation where she initiated the Book Start project, which is now run successfully throughout the country. She is an intrepid traveller - camel fairs in India being one of her favourites. Home is in Barnet.

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The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Christmas is coming! A delightful collection of stories for Yuletide by some of the finest writers for children which makes a perfect stock-filler Christmas gift. The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classic and contemporary stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross, Trish Cooke, Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2007

Selected for children of around six-years-old, this is a terrific collection of stories. It contains funny tales, like the tale of the tortoises picnic, the story of how Anna-Magdalena overcame her fear and a great many more unforgettable characters, which will keep young listeners entertained for hours and hours. This wonderful compendium of stories, myths and magical tales is perfect for bedtime listening or sharing with friends.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Five-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2007

This wonderful collection of stories has been enjoyed in particular by children around the age of five years. Coming from all over the world, they include the tale of Eric and his elephant, of the hungry hedgehog who decides to eat hamburgers, of the Indian King who never takes a bath and of the little girl who yearns for a special pair of trainers. These are stories to enjoy alone, or to share with parents, friends, brothers and sisters.

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2007

A spellbinding collection of stories old and new, of real life and of magic. Some of the world's most imaginative writers have given us these tales: about Rohan who has a magic pencil and rubber; about Tommy and his enchanted barley sugar; about the little girl who saves the white bears and the West Wind who gives Laura a very special necklace. Enthralling, stimulating and very entertaing, these superb stories will transport listeners to the world of their imaginations - and beyond!

The Camel Fair Band 10/White

The Camel Fair Band 10/White

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level The Camel Fair is a non-fiction recount of a holiday in India, accompanied by spectacular, atmospheric photographs. The highlight of the visit, and the central focus of the book, is the Pushkar Camel Fair. The event is recounted in a letter format through the eyes of a child, Sarina who is visiting relatives. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - A recount of a visit. A flow diagram explaining how to get onto a camel is included on pages 30 and 31 to encourage children to discuss the information. Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the World is Barnaby bear? Passport to the World; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

All the Colours of the Earth

All the Colours of the Earth

Author: Wendy Cooling Illustrator: Sheila Moxley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Imagine the brilliant colours and smells of fruits in a Caribbean market, the vast variety of tins and jars in a North American supermarket. Imagine how many kinds of street music there are, the different ways children play with swings and kites and boats. Imagine the different seasons. Then imagine things that are the same worldwide - land and trees and creatures being destroyed, wealth and poverty spreading. Imagine believing in good hope, a future when life will be better...

Mirrors Sparkling New Stories from Prize-Winning Authors

Mirrors Sparkling New Stories from Prize-Winning Authors

Author: Wendy Cooling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2002

Specially commissioned short stories, by prize-winning authors, on the theme of Mirrors. READERSHIP: 10 - 14 A collection of new , specially commissioned short stories by some of the finest authors of children's books today: Anne Fine, Berlie Doherty, Leslie Howarth, Mary Arrigan, Gaye Hicilmaz, Jeremy Strong, Malorie Blackman, Elizabeth Laird , Melvin Burgess, Celia Rees, Kate Thompson, Paul Stewart, Vivian French, Alan Durant, Annie Dalton in range of genres - humour, horror, fantasy, traditional, realism and romance. The collection is aimed at good readers between 10 and 14, and the strength of the stories combined with the excellence of their authors will be certainly be welcomed by teachers, librarians and parents. Edited by Wendy Cooling, a well-known and highly respected figure in the world of education and children's books and the editor of Centuries of Stories.

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