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Catherine MacPhail - Author

About the Author

Catherine MacPhail is the award-winning author of over thirty books for children including Run Zan Run and Roxy’s Baby . She has won numerous awards including the Scottish Children’s Book Award which she has won twice. She lives in Greenock

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Own Goal Band 08/Purple

Own Goal Band 08/Purple

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

It's Jack's first day at Glendale School. He's a star goalie, so why isn't he happy when he's asked to join the team? Themes of family and friendship are explored in this exciting tale of school football. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. The storyboard on pp 22-23 offers children the opportunity to recap and retell the story in their own words.

The Football Shirt Band 18/Pearl

The Football Shirt Band 18/Pearl

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Paul Fisher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Ross has been saving for a football top of his favourite team for ages, but doesn't think he'll ever afford it. When he sees one pinned to a tree, commemorating the death of a young boy, he can't resist taking it - but Ross gets more than he bargains for, and finds having the shirt comes at a dreadful price... Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: A mystery story. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Choices. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Author: Catherine MacPhail, Oriol Vidal Illustrator: Tom Percival Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

At last, Omar's family are safe and have somewhere to live. But life in a new country isn't easy and life on the estate is proving even harder thanks to Sam. Sam's always there - in Omar's tower block, in his class, and in his face. He wants to push Omar around, but Omar's not giving up on his new life and he's ready to push back. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2019

It's Jack's first day at Glendale School. He's a star goalie, so why isn't he happy when he's asked to join the team? Themes of family and friendship are explored in this exciting tale of school football. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. The storyboard on pp 22-23 offers children the opportunity to recap and retell the story in their own words.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Archie the Egg Timer

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Archie the Egg Timer

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Beatice Bencivenni Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2018

Archie Eigg is never late, he's always on time - that's why his friends call him the egg-timer. But one morning, things start to go wrong - can he make it to school in time? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

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