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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

Featured books by Catherine MacPhail

Other books by Catherine MacPhail

Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Author: Catherine MacPhail, Oriol Vidal Illustrator: Tom Percival Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2019

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.



Author: Catherine MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2014

I blame everything that happened on my own good nature. I took her under my wing. She was plain and frumpy and I said to my friend Indira, Let's make Mimi our next project. Big mistake. Chantelle Morgan is the most popular girl in school. Well, at least she was until Mimi came along. When Chantelle and her best friend Indira take clumsy, clueless new girl Mimi under their wing, Mimi takes all of their advice. She wears her uniform like Chantelle's; she has her hair cut like Chantelle's; she even starts to talk like Chantelle. And at first Mimi seems so pleased, so grateful. Gradually, though, Chantelle begins to suspect she has created a monster... Suitable for reading age 10 years. Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 4c to Level 4a in reading. Support comprehension with the engaging, age-appropriate illustrations. Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book. Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 10 years and above.