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Kate Scott - Author

About the Author

Kate Scott was born in London. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, Scotland, and two tiny villages in France. She now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. Kate writes children's books, children's television programmes, radio plays and poetry. She's had lots of different jobs but now she makes up stories - the best job in the world. She likes drawing, dancing, reading and 1940s films. She hates raw tomatoes and being tickled. Sometimes her children read what she's writing and give her advice on how to make it better.

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Jazz and Jet Band 02a/Red a

Jazz and Jet Band 02a/Red a

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

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. Jet the dog and Jazz the cat live together, but when Jazz steals Jet's bed will Jet be happy to share? The sounds in this book are:/j/ /w/ /y/ /z/ /qu/ /sh/ /ch/ /th/ zz Pages 14 and 15 contain an I Spy feature with a specific phoneme focus, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. 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.

Reading Planet KS2 - Not So Ordinary? - The Secret History of Everyday Things - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - Not So Ordinary? - The Secret History of Everyday Things - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Many of our everyday things didn't exist a short time ago! Discover the hidden histories behind gadgets and ingredients we use every day, from knives and forks to salt and pepper. Maybe they're not so ordinary after all! Not So Ordinary? - The Secret History of Everyday Things is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - The Making of Cake - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Making of Cake - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Just about everyone in the world likes cake, but do you know where cake ingredients come from? In this book, you can follow the journeys that butter, sugar, flour and eggs have made from the farm to your kitchen. You can find out what cakes were like in the past; how cake ingredients have changed over time; and make a delicious banana cake, too! Delicious! The Making of Cake is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank

The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Her words have become some of the most important in modern history: discover the incredible life story of Anne Frank, whose bravery has inspired so many. Her incredible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book, with narrative biography, timelines, facts and quotes.

Let's Pretend! Band 05/Green

Let's Pretend! Band 05/Green

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Dev and Jack are swimming in the pool when Jack has an idea - they can pretend they are swimming in the sea! Find out all the creatures they see on their swimming adventure in this imaginative story by Kate Scott. Dev and Jack are swimming in the pool when Jack has an idea - they can pretend they are swimming in the sea! Find out all the creatures they see on their swimming adventure in this imaginative story by Kate Scott. Green/Band 5 offers early readers longer sentences with a varied and larger number of characters involved and events sustained over several pages. Non-fiction uses less familiar, more specialized vocabulary. The focus sounds in this book are: /oa/ oe, o /ai/ a-e, ay, ei, ey /e/ ea /ee/ ea /u/ o /igh/ i-e, i /i/ y /oo/ oul /oo/ u-e /oi/ oy /ar/ a /ow/ ou /ear/ eer /air/ are, ere /or/ al /u/ o-e /o/ a 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.

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Inspirational and uplifting - Goodreads reviewer Charlotte Pearson The writing makes Hawking real and relatable and makes you want to learn more about what he discovered. - Goodreads reviewer Martha Growdon How did the universe begin? What is a black hole? And what happens if you throw a party for time travellers...? When Stephen Hawking was told at the age of twenty-one that he only had a few years to live, it made him more determined than ever to find out the answers to life's big questions. Diagnosed with motor-neurone disease as a young man, Stephen defied the odds and lived to the age of 76 - and his scientific discoveries changed the world . . . From building model aeroplanes as a child to travelling all over the globe and experiencing a zero-gravity flight, Stephen Hawking's life was extraordinary from beginning to end. Extraordinary Lives is a bold new series about the lives of incredible historical and modern figures, full of narrative biography, timelines, fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 4, Light Blue Book Band: Up, Up, Down

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 4, Light Blue Book Band: Up, Up, Down

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Up, Up, Down is in Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 4. In this story, Slink, the school cat, is sleeping peacefully on a bench. Suddenly, a tree branch falls onto the end of the bench, shooting Slink high into the air! Who will save Slink from crashing back down to the ground? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: Stuck to the Ice

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: Stuck to the Ice

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Stuck to the Ice is in Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Magnus, the caretaker, turns the school pond into an ice rink using a gadget that can freeze water into ice. The children are thrilled ... until the gadget freezes their skates to the ice! Who will rescue everyone? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

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