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Kay Woodward has written many bestselling books, including Robot Wars: The Ultimate Guide, The Big Jungle Hunt, Hooray for Piglet, Happy Feet, the Flower Fairies series and The Dahlmanac.
Kay lives near the New Forest, Hampshire.
The school play has long been known as the best place for romance…Emily’s ambition is to star in the school play and to fall in love so everything should be going fine. However, Emily’s outburst against the choice of Wuthering Heights as the play puts everything in jeopardy and the new boy doesn’t come up to standard either. .. A romp of a novel with school, drama and badly behaved teens all featuring strongly.
Capturing the glamour, heartache and triumphs of Junior Olympic figure-skating, this stunning new series whisks readers off to, quite literally, the coolest boarding school on earth. This is a gripping new boarding school series with added ice, Skate School combines ambition, competition, friendship and fun. This compulsively cool read is sure to inspire budding sports stars everywhere - just in time for the Winter Olympics! If you enjoy this read the first in the series Ice Princess
This entertaining story tells how copying fiction may not always work well in life…After Charlotte has read Jane Eyre she falls in love with Mr Rochester and is determined to find a modern day Mr Rochester as a new partner for her own Mum. When a dark, brooding and mysterious stranger turns up, Charlotte is sure that he’ll be just the thing. But her modern day Mr Rochester fails to live up to expectations. Charlotte realises she’d be better off leaving fiction within the covers! This modern spin on a much-loved classic will have you swaying between all manner of emotions as you're gripped by its pages. Click here to take our Jane Airhead literary quiz and find out who would set your fan aflutter
Capturing the glamour, heartache and triumphs of Junior Olympic figure-skating, this stunning new series whisks readers off to, quite literally, the coolest boarding school on earth. This is a gripping new boarding school series with added ice, Skate School combines ambition, competition, friendship and fun. This compulsively cool read is sure to inspire budding sports stars everywhere - just in time for the Winter Olympics! If you enjoy this read the second in the series On Thin Ice
Pip and Kit go on a relaxing break to Hawaii, but they have to put their holiday on hold in order to investigate the mystery of the missing ukuleles. 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.
Ben leaves Dullington behind for a fantastic adventure with his cousin Fleep. 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.
Milly was a joker - she just LOVED playing jokes on her family. But after a whole week of Milly tricking them, her family decide to play a joke of their own... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading 11 stories are the perfect introduction to first chapter books for children aged 6+ who are reading at book band 11 in classroom reading lessons. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Meet 25 of the bravest humans of all time! These fascinating rebel heroes stood up for what they believed in, spoke out against injustice, and overcame impossible obstacles. From world leaders such as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to unsung heroes Irena Sandler (who smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto in World War 2) and Juliane Koepke (who survived an airplane crash aged 17, followed by nine days in the Amazon rainforest) - Stand Up, Stand Out! is filled with incredible and inspiring stories of passion and endurance. Portraits created by hand-picked contemporary illustrators and snappy, compelling text bring these people's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young readers today. Each profile concludes with a 'Stand out like...' section in which the story is related to everyday scenarios children might encounter, and suggests ways for them to show bravery or peacefully protest against injustice.
On the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, discover the inspirational biography of Anne Frank - the girl who refused to give up hope, even in the darkest of times. In 1942, Anne Frank was given the gift of a red-and-white checked diary for her thirteenth birthday. Nearly one month later Anne and her family went into hiding to escape the persecution of the Nazis, and so the diary of her life in hiding began. In this book, children can learn what life was like in the Secret Annex set to the background of tense radio news reports and constant fear of the ongoing war, as well as reading about Anne's thoughts, hopes and dreams of a better future. Packaged in a beautiful slipcase and featuring a red-and-white checked folder of additional content to personalise, including maps, recipes, drawings, letters to the future, story prompts, and much more. Readers can discover more about Anne, the Holocaust, and be inspired to keep their own diary.
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Zoha was eating spaghetti when she discovered a tiny silver spaceship in her food. There was an alien in her spaghetti! What could he possibly want? Join Zoha and Alan the alien on their adventure to understand life on Earth in this quirky story by Kay Woodward. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
Two amazing books on great women through history in one pack. In What Would She Do? be inspired by the real-life stories of 25 empowering women - from historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses. These trailblazers not only accomplished great things, but overcame the same issues that girls all over the world have to face in modern society: inequality, gender stereotyping, body shaming, bullying and much more. Then pick up your fantastic fill-in book My Heroes and Me to find your own inner rebel, drawing inspiration from incredible life stories of women around the world. Readers can use their examples of strength, bravery and creativity in interactive quizzes, charts, sketching activities and aspirational planning ahead features.
Meet 14 inspirational women who dared to dream. From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, hear the amazing life-stories of women around the world. Created by an all-women team and beautifully illustrated by internationally renowned artists, Wonder Women will inspire, empower and awe. From Cleopatra to Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai, learn about powerful and adventurous women through history. Covering female leaders from ancient times to modern-day heroes, Wonder Women is the ultimate guide to empowered women. Portraits created by hand-picked, contemporary illustrators, clear, compelling text and inspirational quotes bring these women's achievements vividly to life, and relate their stories back to those of young girls today.
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