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Charlotte Guillain writes fiction and non-fiction for children including the George's Amazing Adventures series, as featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her non-fiction picture book The Street Beneath My Feet was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and selected by the Guardian as one of fifteen 'modern classics'.
A wonderful introduction to how a modern place somewhere in the UK will have been created over the centuries, this beautiful picture book cleverly records the history of a place as it would look from the perspective of an oak tree. Oaks are famous for the exceptional number of years that they live and their permanence makes an interesting contrast to how frequently humans change the landscape. “I first was an acorn, so tiny and round,/I fell from a branch and sank into the ground./ Then as I grew up, I turned into a tree…/ over hundreds of years! So, what did I see?” Taken together, the simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson. The book ends with a useful timeline: "What was happening in the world while the oak tree grew?". It comes right up to the present with the spreading of the Covid-19 virus!
Follow a young girl as she sets out to catch a crab, in this fun non-fiction book, written by Charlotte Guillain and brought to life by the illustrations of Ley Honor Roberts. 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. A simple non-fiction book, children can trace the sequence of events for catching the crab on pages 14-15. This book would link well with the knowledge and understanding of the world curriculum topics. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Get Fit 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), No, Sid, No! (9780007421923), Sam and the Nut (9780007334995), The Magic Egg (9780007329182), Cat and Dog in a Mess (9780007235827), Cat and Dog in a Mess (9780007235827) and Get Fit (9780007421961).
Introduce readers to the exciting world of bugs. Each title uses simple text and vibrant photographs to introduce one important bug feature or behaviour.
The Who's Who in ...? series is an indispensable source of information and ideas to support the study of biography and key figures across the curriculum. Each title contains biographies for 50 people who have made their mark on history. Colourful and accessible entries describe famous lives and legacies, including timelines, quotes, photographs and reliable, internet-linked lists of resources to explore.
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