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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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The Adder That Didn't Add Up Band 15/Emerald

The Adder That Didn't Add Up Band 15/Emerald

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Sarah Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. A poisoned mouse. No witnesses. No weapon. No footprints. With the evidence pointing to one suspect, Sly is eager to solve her first case and make an arrest before time runs out for poor Molly. But for Detective Snooper something doesn't quite add up ... Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: A mystery story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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 Illustrator: Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

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 Balloon of Doom Band 05/Green

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

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

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. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ ay, ey, a-e /ee/ ie, ea /igh/ i, i-e /oa/ o, ow, ou, o-e /oo/ ue, ui, ew, ou, u-e /oo/ oul 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 Balloon of Doom Phase 5

Jake and Jen and the Balloon of Doom Phase 5

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised has been developed in collaboration with Wandle Learning Trust and Little Sutton Primary School. It comprises classroom resources to support the SSP programme and a range of phonic readers that together provide a consistent and highly effective approach to teaching phonics. 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. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ ay, ey, a-e /ee/ ie, ea /igh/ i, i-e /oa/ o, ow, ou, o-e /oo/ ue, ui, ew, ou, u-e /oo/ oul 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 Castle of Kings Band 06/Orange

Jake and Jen and the Castle of Kings Band 06/Orange

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Korky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2021

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 is king of the castle. Jen is his brave fighter. But when a giant attacks, can she defend her king? Find out in this adventure story by award-winning author Chris Bradford. Illustrated by award-winning illustrator Korky Paul. Orange/Band 6 offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ a, eigh /ee/ e, y, ey /oo/ u /igh/ y, ie /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.

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 Illustrator: Korky Paul 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.

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