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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 2a/Red a

Jazz and Jet Band 2a/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

Let's Pretend! Band 5/Green

Let's Pretend! Band 5/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

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: 06/09/2018

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: 06/09/2018

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.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: Ben to the Rescue

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: Ben to the Rescue

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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. Ben to the Rescue is in Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Evan makes a mixture in the lab, but it goes wrong, creating a pink steam that makes everyone in the class stiffen so that they can't move! Who will save the class from turning into statues? 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.

Just Jack

Just Jack

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

It's not easy fitting in at a new school. It's even harder to be yourself. A warm and funny story about making new friends and being yourself. Perfect for young fans of WONDER and Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Jack knows LOTS about starting a new school. Since Dad left, he and his mum have moved house five times. He also knows all about fitting in. The trick is to act exactly like everyone else and make sure no one ever notices him. But it's hard work trying to be something he isn't and Jack doesn't have any good friends. That is, until Tyler comes along. Tyler is funny and different and might be the key to getting Jack to realise that although he is brilliant at pretending to be other people, the very best thing he can be is . . . JUST JACK.

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: Highest Mountain, Deepest Canyon

Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Level 5: Highest Mountain, Deepest Canyon

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Find out more about mountains, canyons, lakes, deserts and forests in Highest Mountain, Deepest Canyon. The fiction book that accompanies this title is Camel-Back Mountain. Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper is a series of paired fiction and non-fiction books linked by curriculum-related topics. Each pair consists of an engaging story featuring well-loved characters and a compelling non-fiction book. These topic-linked pairings will develop and deepen their reading comprehension and foster a love of reading across both text types. This book is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable featuring a small number of pre-taught, non-decodable topic words to enrich the texts and support language development. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it is easy to match every child with the right book and enable them to progress.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Fang and the Dentist

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Fang and the Dentist

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Fang's tooth hurts. Can his friends Frog, Duck and Otter persuade him to go to the dentist? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: The Mummy Chase

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: The Mummy Chase

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Seb and Neema are visiting a pyramid. What will they do when a mummy starts to chase them? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 4, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11: The Singing Tortoise

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11: The Singing Tortoise

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Marka is a greedy but lazy man, who doesn't want to work hard to earn his money. Will the singing tortoise he discovers make all his dreams come true? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Giant

Giant

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

'A book that celebrates friendship and the power of being true to yourself.' Frank Cottrell-Boyce It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'. Anzo is 11 years old and very, very short. Mum, Dad and his two uncles are extremely tall but they're also high achievers, obsessed with fulfilling their lifelong ambition of opening a restaurant together. Everyone has a role - but where does Anzo fit in? If only he could grow a few inches in height, then no one would be able to overlook him. Then, overnight, Anzo starts to grow. Is life as a giant going to solve all his problems, or should he stop worrying and learn to just be himself?

Dick Whittington Band 12/Copper

Dick Whittington Band 12/Copper

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

A fun, lively retelling of the traditional tale of Dick and how he hopes to change his fortune by travelling to London. But the big city is not paved with gold after all, and Dick's life is still hard, until he meets a curious cat, and suddenly his world changes. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 1+: Mud, Metal and Logs

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 1+: Mud, Metal and Logs

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Mud, Metal and Logs explores the different materials that builders use around the world. Children will learn about the link between the weather and building materials in this book about homes. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: How We See

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 3: How We See

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Did you know that goats see in widescreen, or that horses can't see directly in front of them? How We See is a fascinating insight into how humans and animals see the world. Be amazed by the differences between what animals see and what we see. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Project X CODE Extra: Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5: Jungle Trail: Big in the Jungle

Project X CODE Extra: Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5: Jungle Trail: Big in the Jungle

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. Come on a BIG jungle adventure in this Jungle Trail non-fiction book. In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for introducing children to non-fiction texts.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: The Two Finlay Herberts

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: The Two Finlay Herberts

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Finlay and Finlay share the same name but not much else except for their love of the Monster Pets computer game, and their annoying younger siblings! One day, theres a crackle and a pop, and the two Finlays swap lives ... The Two Finlay Herberts is an engaging tale about appreciating what you have in life, including younger siblings ... even if they are annoying! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Boy in Heels

Boy in Heels

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

James Bond never had to dress up as a girl . . . Spies-in-training Joe and Sam have one last mission to complete before Joe's family is moved on and Joe can finally ditch the dresses and stop pretending to be 'Josie'. They have to handle a series of top-secret collections using their growing stealth skills - not to mention the latest gadgets from HQ - it's perfect! At least, it is until Joe's spy mum is put in danger and needs an urgent body double . . . Joe's disguise is about to become a lot taller! Can he walk in high heels well enough - and learn what it means to not only be a spy, but also a parent - to fool the enemies and save his family from discovery?

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Myths and Legends: Tiger's Legendary Heroes

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Myths and Legends: Tiger's Legendary Heroes

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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. Tiger wants to become a legend but what does it take? Join him in this non-fiction book, Tiger's Legendary Heroes, as he counts down his top ten heroes and explores what makes each one legendary. Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 10: A Life in the Sky

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 10: A Life in the Sky

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

A Life in the Sky is all about the Arctic tern, a bird that spends most of its life flying. Follow the Arctic tern's incredible journey all the way from Antarctica to the Arctic. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The The BC Red (KS2) A/5C the Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth BC Red (KS2) A/5C The Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth Red A/5C (KS2)

The The BC Red (KS2) A/5C the Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth BC Red (KS2) A/5C The Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth Red A/5C (KS2)

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

The The BC Red (KS2) B/5B the Catapult Kid: Outlaws on the Loose BC Red (KS2) B/5B The Catapult Kid: Outlaws on the Loose Red (KS2) B/5b

The The BC Red (KS2) B/5B the Catapult Kid: Outlaws on the Loose BC Red (KS2) B/5B The Catapult Kid: Outlaws on the Loose Red (KS2) B/5b

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

No, Sid, No! Band 01b/Pink B

No, Sid, No! Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

When Mum leaves Sid by himself in the house, he sits patiently waiting for her to return. But when a cat climbs in through the window, Sid jumps into action to chase the intruder away - with disastrous consequences! This is a Pink B level/Band 1B book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions for early readers. This is a simple story with a familiar setting and children can recap the events of the story in the flow chart on pages 14-15. This book would link well with knowledge and understanding of the world curriculum topics. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. No, Sid, No! is one of the top 10 books found to be `easiest' to read - most accessible and appropriate for the reading level - in the 2019 What Kids are Reading report from Renaissance Learning. Other top 10 `easiest' books to read from the report include Bad Bat (9780007412891), The Magic Egg (9780007329182), Sam and the Nut (9780007334995), Best Bird (9780007412853), Cat and Dog in a Mess (9780007235827), Get Fit (9780007421961) and Got It! (9780007421930).

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