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Cath Howe is a teacher working in London, writing for, and working with, Key Stage 2 primary age children. Cath runs workshops in schools on everything to do with writing and performing.
It's hard to be the new girl but for Ella things are even more complicated. She has recently moved to a new area - and a new school - with her mum and brother, and a big secret. Ella has a talent for art, particularly photography, and joins the art club where she grows her friendship with Lydia, the school queen bee. But Lydia isn't all she seems and her motives behind her friendship with Ella are unpleasant. Soon Ella realises she is under Lydia's control but why? And what does Lydia hold against Molly? This is a pacy story of secrets and lies but it also carries a heartwarming message of friendship and finding the inner strength to be who you really want to be.
Maya and Rose won't talk to each other. Even though they are sisters. Not since the accident. Maya is running wild, and Rose doesn't know what to do. Now Maya and Rose have to go away together on a week-long school journey. But will the trip - and a life-threatening adventure - fix their relationship... or break it for good? An uplifting story of family, forgiveness, and finding out who you are, from the author of the highly-acclaimed Ella on the Outside. Praise for Ella on the Outside: A perfectly-pitched, thoughtful story with a big heart. - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Clockwork Sparrow It's impossible not to root for Ella to be brave and make the right decisions, and the urge to find out whether she will powers this warm, considered and entertaining novel. - BookTrust
From 'They're Digging up my School Today' to 'The Giant African Land Snail's Rap', this book is full of brilliant, photocopiable scripts and poems to get children aged 7 to 11 confidently rhyming, moving and imagining. Let's Perform! offers fresh, fun material from Cath Howe, an experienced drama practitioner, for literacy lessons, drama classes, assemblies, after school and drama clubs. Drama and speaking opportunities can boost children's self-esteem and have a powerful impact on their confidence in school and in the wider world. Cath has included everyday dilemmas as well as surreal scenarios, ranging from funny and ridiculous to serious and emotional, to inspire all children. Perfect for encouraging creative writing and public speaking, each monologue, duologue or performance poem is accompanied by easy-to-follow performance tips and activities that can also be used in cross-curricular subjects. Additional creative activities for the book are also available online. This vibrant collection is a must-have text to set every child's imagination whirring.
Ella is the new girl at school. She doesn't know anyone and she doesn't have any friends. And she has a terrible secret. Ella can't believe her luck when Lydia, the most popular girl in school, decides to be her new best friend - but what does Lydia really want? And what does it all have to do with Molly, the quiet, shy girl who won't talk to anyone? A gripping story of lies, friendship, and blackmail... A perfectly-pitched, thoughtful story with a big heart. - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Clockwork Sparrow
Read this and catch the reading bug with the only phonics based reading programme to teach children to read by connecting an immersive online reading world to fantastic print books and comics. Bug Club is packed with kid-friendly characters like Dr Who, Wallace and Gromit and Ben10!
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.
Zac has regained possession of the evil gauntlet and continues to wreak havoc whenever he wears it. Fearing the consequences, Shona is prompted into heroic action in order to destroy the gauntlet for good. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 9-10 (Year 5) Book band: Blue B Phonics phase: N/A