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Scoular Anderson - Author

About the Author

Scoular Anderson spent most of his childhood writing and illustrating stories. After his studies in graphic design at Glasgow School of Art, he worked as an illustrator before he started his writing career. Scoular's impressive portfolio contains the bestselling titles My First Joke Book and the popular How to be a - history series. He lives in Dunoon, Scotland.

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How to be a Tudor Band 14/Ruby

How to be a Tudor Band 14/Ruby

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Have you ever wanted to be a Tudor? Here's how to do it - in just twenty easy stages. Find out all about the Tudor monarchs, homes, food and much more in this funny historical non-fiction book. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type - An information book. * Reader/Response page with summary pictures to be used as a stimulus for further speaking, listening and writing opportunities. * Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary, index and monarch information summary pages can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. This title is paired with an adventure story, Stowaway! set in Tudor times about a young boy who travels around the world with Sir Francis Drake. *Curriculum links - History: What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Connections 1 Pathfinders

Connections 1 Pathfinders

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. This non-fiction title traces the development of man - from the first, most simple tools, to modern day computers. Pathfinders titles are for learners whose reading is accurate, fast and fluent. They will need to decode and read unfamiliar words. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Early Reader Non Fiction: Castles and Cannons

Early Reader Non Fiction: Castles and Cannons

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

It's never too early to find out about kings and queens, drawbridges and dungeons, and old castle toilets with this brand new green Early Reader factbook. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook. Did you know that the first castles were called motte and bailey castles? Or that there were holes above the castle gates called murder holes? Learn fascinating facts about life in a castle and how ancient castles were built and defended, in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Scoular Anderson, with full colour illustrations on every page.

Sticks and Bricks and Bits of Stone White Band

Sticks and Bricks and Bits of Stone White Band

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Buildings are all around us. Find out about some amazing buildings and how they were made. White Band non-fiction titles use different genre styles across one text and a range of non-fiction text features. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities

Ships, Boats and Things that Float Purple Band

Ships, Boats and Things that Float Purple Band

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. People have used many ways to travel on water. Find out how. Purple Band non-fiction titles provide more in-depth information and technical vocabulary than in previous bands. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Readzone Readers: Level 3 Lovely, Lovely, Pirate Gold

Readzone Readers: Level 3 Lovely, Lovely, Pirate Gold

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Vigi the Viking and the Dream Dragon

Vigi the Viking and the Dream Dragon

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2013

Vigi wants to be a Viking warrior, but the only thing he's ever really fought with is Grandma Grumpit's awful porridge! But when Vigi's father gets swindled by a band of pirates, Vigi and his friends set out on an adventure worthy of the Viking name. A fun, laugh-out-loud comedy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

How to be a Victorian in 16 Easy Stages Band 17/Diamond

How to be a Victorian in 16 Easy Stages Band 17/Diamond

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

So you want to be a Victorian? From dirty streets and factories, to watching Punch and Judy shows and riding the stagecoach - find out the real facts of Victorian living in this humerous non-fiction guide. * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? Band 11/Lime

Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? Band 11/Lime

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This witty information book describes real and imaginary creatures, and answers the question - are they real? Some of the creatures are from myths and legends, while others are genuine. Included are the Loch Ness Monster, about which there is disagreement, the vampire bat, and the yeti. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - An information book. * A table on pages 30 and 31 summarises the information about each of the creatures in the book providing an ideal opportunity for children to recap. * Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? History: Ancient Eygpt.

Where on Earth? Band 11/Lime

Where on Earth? Band 11/Lime

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Where on Earth describes the journeys of significant explorers, revealing the lands they discovered and what they found there. Grid maps and grid references offer children an opportunity to find out for themselves where each explorer sailed. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - An information book. * A colourful world map on pages 30 and 31 shows the routes the explorers took, providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and work outside the reading session. * Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World. * Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? is another non-fiction title by Scoular Anderson at this level.

How to be an Anglo Saxon Band 13/Topaz

How to be an Anglo Saxon Band 13/Topaz

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

So you want to be an Anglo-Saxon? Find out how to do it in just a few stages. From fighting the Vikings and praying to gods, to making books from animal skin - all is revealed in this fun non-fiction guide by Scoular Anderson. * Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * An information book. * Curriculum Links; History: Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past: An Anglo Saxon Case Study * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How to be an Ancient Egyptian Band 12/Copper

How to be an Ancient Egyptian Band 12/Copper

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

Find out how to become an Ancient Egyptian in just a few stages with this fact-filled book from popular author and illustrator Scoular Anderson. From living off the land and cooking Egyptian food, to building inspiring pyramids and making mummies - all is revealed in this fun non-fiction guide. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * An information book * Curriculum Links: History: What can we find out about ancient Egypt from what has survived? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

I've Just Had a Bright Idea! Band 05/Green

I've Just Had a Bright Idea! Band 05/Green

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Have you ever wondered how things are created? Find out all about inventors and their amazing inventions in this non-fiction information book, written and illustrated by Scoular Anderson. * Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters * Text type: An information book. * A timeline of all the inventors and their inventions on pages 14 and 15 help children to recap when different things were invented and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. * Curriculum links: Design and Technology: Winding up

How to be a Roman Band 14/Ruby

How to be a Roman Band 14/Ruby

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/09/2009

So you want to be a Roman? Here is everything you need to know - in 20 easy stages. From the battle ground to building roads - find out the REAL facts to Roman living in this humorous non-fiction information book from Scoular Anderson. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: An information book. * A gallery of the things the Romans did that changed the way we live on pages 46-47 enables children to recap the main features left over from Roman times. * Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. * Curriculum links: History: Whay have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past - a Roman case study. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How to be an Ancient Greek Band 16/Sapphire

How to be an Ancient Greek Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/09/2008

A quirky insight into how to live like an Ancient Greek - in twenty-five easy stages. * Sapphire/Band 16 books books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * Text type: An information book. * Curriculum links: History: Who were the Ancient Greeks; How do we use Ancient Greek ideas today? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How To Be A Knight Band 09/Gold

How To Be A Knight Band 09/Gold

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Here is everything you need to know about being a knight, from from being a young page to being knighted. This humorous non-fiction book explains all the tasks, training, outfits and privileges that came with the job. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - An information book. * There is a contents page (on page 1), listing the 10 easy stages , plus an illustrated glossary and index on pages 22 and 23. * Curriculum links - History: Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dragon Danger / Grasshopper Glue

Dragon Danger / Grasshopper Glue

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2007

Two magical books in one about the naughty, fun-loving little wizard. In `Dragon Danger', a big, bad dragon is coming to attack Wizard Cottage, and only Odds-and-Ends, Freddy Frogpurse's little house dragon, stands between the angry fire-breather and all of Freddy's magic potions. How are they going to stop it? In `Grasshopper Glue', Freddy Frogpurse receives a parcel in the post from Great uncle Sneezer. It contains a jar that says Do Not Open . Surely it can't hurt to take one little peek...? Inside is a very angry girl wizard called Jakaranda, sent on a mission to rescue the Wand of Wikslug from the evil Wizard Beetleboot.

How to Be a Viking Band 12/Copper

How to Be a Viking Band 12/Copper

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

If you want to be a Viking, this book tells you everything that you need to know from how to milk a cow, to how to choose a sword! This information book is carefully organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index on pages 30 and 31 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - History: A Viking case study. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Scary Dog

Scary Dog

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from author-illustrator Scoular Anderson, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Scary Dog is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Bonzo the dog tries to scare cats, but cats aren't scared on Bonzo. Then, just when he thinks he's solved the problem ... there's a surprise waiting for him! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, labels and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Were They Real? Band 08/Purple

Were They Real? Band 08/Purple

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

An information book about the celebrated historical and fictional characters Cleopatra, Boudica, King Arthur, Robin Hood, the Pied Piper, Pocahontas, Blackbeard, Dracula and Tarzan. The book investigates which of them really existed, and which are based on legend. * Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - An information book. * An index and a glossary are included on pages 22 and 23 to aid comprehension. * Curriculum links - History: Why do we remember great people? How do we know about great events? * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Pirate Party Band 09/Gold

Pirate Party Band 09/Gold

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

It was Pirate Captain Codspawn's birthday. But what was his birthday surprise? It wasn't the beetles in the butter. It wasn't the spiders in the sugar. And it wasn't the special pirate pie that Cook had baked. But it was the best present a pirate could ever want! * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - A humorous story. * Pages 22 and 23 feature a recipe for pirate pie, with ingredients that would test the stomachs of even the most bloodthirsty pirates. This is a great starting point for further discussion and activities outside the reading session. * Curriculum links - Geography: Going to the Seaside, Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? * This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: How to be a Pirate, also by Scoular Anderson. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How to be a Pirate Band 09/Gold

How to be a Pirate Band 09/Gold

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

So you want to be a pirate? This book shows you how in 10 easy stages, from wearing the right clothes right down to what to do with the treasure. And along the way, you'll learn a barrelful of facts about famous pirates and pirate life through the ages. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - An information book. * A glossary and index on pages 22 and 23 can be used to navigate, and to check understanding. * Curriculum links - Geography: Island home, Where in the world is Barnaby bear?; History: Why do we remember famous people? * This non-fiction book is paired with a story on the same theme; Pirate Party, also by Scoular Anderson. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

My First Knock Knock Joke Book

My First Knock Knock Joke Book

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2002

Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who? Don't cry, it's only a joke! And many other tried-and-tested favourite 'knock knocks' that will entertain first-time joke-tellers and their families and friends for ages.

The Bin Bears

The Bin Bears

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2001

Wizard's Boy: the Muddled Monsters

Wizard's Boy: the Muddled Monsters

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2000

The Ghost Ride at the Mighty Monster Theme Park has broken down. Eric's dad helps out with a little magic but as usual, his spell doesn't quite work. Soon there are some very strange monsters on the loose.

CLOGPOTS IN SPACE

CLOGPOTS IN SPACE

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/1994

The Clogpots are not very bright. And when they end up in space, who knows where their adventure will take them? The Clogpots are so slow, they make snails look brainy! So when they try to fly a hot air balloon, it's not surprising that things soon go disastrously wrong. They have ended up in space, with no way to get home! Things may not be exactly what they seem, but will they be able to muddle their way out of trouble? Jets is a series of simple stories with lots of lively pictures, ideal for children who are just beginning to enjoy reading.

Changing Charlie

Changing Charlie

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/1993

My First Joke Book

My First Joke Book

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/1986

A wonderful first joke book packed with funny pictures and brilliant gags, perfect for young children and anyone who likes a laugh! What do you give a sick bird? Tweetment! Where do astronauts leave their spacecraft? At parking meteors!

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