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Kate Agnew - Author

About the Author

Kate Agnew is the consultant for the Banana series. She manages a children’s bookshop, is the UK consultant extraordinaire for PaperTigers and also writes articles and reviews of children’s books for the Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement, Young Book Trust, the Bookseller, and the Big Guide to Irish children’s books. She is also a reader for the French Gallimard, an editor for the Swiss-American North South, was one of the biggest contributors to the Cambridge Guide to Children’s Literature, and has been a judge for book prizes including the Smarties prize.

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Cyfres Bananas Gwyrdd: Trychinebau Deinosoriaid

Cyfres Bananas Gwyrdd: Trychinebau Deinosoriaid

Author: Kate Agnew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2017

Space Saver

Space Saver

Author: Kate Agnew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A great space-age adventure on the far side of the moon, perfect for children learning to read. Things are going badly at Mission Control. On the far side of the moon, a wheel has fallen off the spy-camera's Moon Buggy and the astronauts can't fix it. It's up to Ben to blast into space and save the day! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Space Saver Blue Banana

Space Saver Blue Banana

Author: Kate Agnew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2012

A great space-age adventure on the far side of the moon from from Kate Agnew for Egmont's Blue Banana series. Things are going badly at Mission Control. On the far side of the moon, a wheel has fallen off the spy-camera's Moon Buggy and the astronauts can't fix it. It's up to Ben to blast into space and save the day! Blue bananas are chapter books for children learning to read, suitable for NC Level 2 readers. They are carefully designed educational books for children, supporting their understanding of how to read and develop vocabulary. Blue bananas uses speech bubbles to aid understanding of dialogue and the text encourages children to explore the feelings of characters.

War and Peace A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

War and Peace A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Author: Kate Agnew, Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

'My subject is War, and the pity of War', wrote First World War poet Wilfred Owen, yet for Rupert Brooke war was a matter of pride, not pity. Sometimes war might even be a vehicle for humour. Whether it's battle hymn or lament, silent reverie or marching song, all aspects of war and peace are to be found in this anthology of classic poetry and prose.

Shout, Show and Tell! Green Banana

Shout, Show and Tell! Green Banana

Author: Kate Agnew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2004

Three lovely classroom stories by Kate Agnew and Lydia Monks for Egmont's green banana series. Sean is always shouting and rushing about. But when he gets stuck in a cupboard with Miss Green, his noisiness comes in handy! No one's taking any notice of Daisy today. But when her wobbly tooth comes out, she's got plenty to show and tell! Lily is feeling sad. Her mum and dad don't live together any more and everything's different. But when she draws a brilliant book she feels much better! Green bananas are divided into short, simple stories to develop reading techniques over a number of sessions. They are suitable for NC Level 1 readers. Green Bananas are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Green bananas only use one clause in each sentence and rely on dialogue and speech bubbles to encourage reading aloud.

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