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Chris Bradford - Author

About the Author

Chris Bradford is a best selling and multi-award-winning children’s author. He is professionally trained in a variety of martial arts, including samurai swordmanship, and has earned his black belt in Kyo Shin Tai- jutsu. Chris’s books, including the best selling Young Samurai and Bodyguard series, have been published in over 25 languages and have earned him more than 30 book awards and nominations, including the Brilliant Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in East Sussex.

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Jake and Jen and the Balloon of Doom Band 05/Green

Jake and Jen and the Balloon of Doom Band 05/Green

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2020

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. Jake and Jen have a high-flying adventure in a hot air balloon over the African savannah. But will they make a safe landing? Find out in this funny adventure story by award-winning author Chris Bradford. Illustrated by award-winning illustrator Korky Paul. Green/Band 5 offers early readers patterned language and varied characters. Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. 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.

Jake and Jen and the Mission to Mars Band 07/Turquoise

Jake and Jen and the Mission to Mars Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2020

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. Join Jake and Jen on an exciting adventure to Mars, filled with strange glowing rocks and octopus-like martians - or at least that's where they think they are... This exciting story was written by award-winning author Chris Bradford and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Korky Paul. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds for this book are: /n/ kn, gn /m/ mb /r/ wr /s/ c, ce, sc /c/ qu, x /zh/ s /sh/ ti, si, ssi Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. 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.

Jake and Jen and the Sea of Sharks Band 06/Orange

Jake and Jen and the Sea of Sharks Band 06/Orange

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

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. Join Jake and Jen on an exciting sailing trip across a stormy sea, filled with fraught dangers and scary sharks - or at least that's what they think they are...This exciting story was written by award-winning author Chris Bradford and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Korky Paul. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ a, eigh /ee/ e, y /oo/ u /igh/ y /ch/ tch, t /c/ ch /j/ g, ge, dge /l/ le /f/ ph /w/ wh /v/ ve /s/ se /z/ se Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. 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.

Cyborg

Cyborg

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Scott and his gang of techno-hackers barely escaped with their lives when they planted the virus that destroyed Virtual Kombat. Now that the game is gone, they think they're finally safe. But VK creator Vince Power's deadly scheme is far from over. Without a virtual world to host it, there's only one place for the brutal fighting and killing to go. VK will be played in the real world, and Scott's tech skills won't help him now. This is no longer just a game ... Blade Runner meets Mortal Engines in the heart-pounding finale to the Virtual Kombat series. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 9+

The Return of the Warrior (Young Samurai book 9)

The Return of the Warrior (Young Samurai book 9)

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

A new instalment and standalone adventure charting series protagonist Jack Fletcher's return to pre-civil war England. His quest: to find his missing sister, with the help of some familiar faces...

Gamer

Gamer

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2019

Street kid Scott jumps at the chance to be a Virtual Kombat gamer. If he can battle his way up the ranks, the ultimate prize will be his. But then his friend Kate goes missing in the battle arena, and Scott's dream turns into a nightmare ... A sleek new edition of the first book in Bodyguard author Chris Bradford's action-packed dystopian trilogy. Particularly suitable for struggling reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

S.P.E.A.R.

S.P.E.A.R.

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers an amazing power - bullets can't harm him. With this secret uncovered he's soon recruited into a underground organisation where he meets Scarlet, a girl with her own remarkable talent, and the two put their powers to use... Exhilarating action meets heart-pounding suspense in this three-part novel.

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