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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'.
March 2021 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2021 | 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!
Take a hike through alpine landscapes and snowy mountain peaks and discover Earth's diverse and delicate ecosystems. From the mighty Himalayas to the majestic Rockies, this book will take you on an amazing journey. See the different flora and fauna, learn about the diverse range of species and understand the importance of maintaining these beautiful, natural habitats. This lyrical picture book looks at plants, animals and land formations in Earth's amazing mountain ecosystems, from the smallest creatures to the largest predators, gently covering the topic of global warming. The World of Wonder series shines a light on our planet's fragile ecosystems, from majestic mountains, to expansive forests and deep oceans, gently covering important topics such as global warming and the impact of humans on the natural world. Also available: World of Wonder: Oceans 978-0-7112-5005-5
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. Children play a variety of sports in this photographic non-fiction book, written by Charlotte Guillain. Pink B/Band 1B offers emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. The focus sounds in this book are: /c/ /k/ ck Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, 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.
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. A girl tries to find a job for her dog but discovers he's just best at being a dog! Red B/ Band 2B offers emergent readers simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /ee/ /ai/ /or/ /ar/ /oo/ /oo/ /igh/ /ur/ /er/ Pages 14 and 15 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.
Reading Planet KS2 - Level 7: Saturn/Blue-Red band | Get ready to explore the world of William Shakespeare! Your guide is Kit, one of Shakespeare's oldest friends. He will show you around the famous Globe Theatre in London, and tell you the story of the man behind the plays, from his early childhood and his schooldays, to the incredible legacy of his writing. You'll also get to act out some scenes from his best-known plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth! Read on, and you'll discover why Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers ever.
Some animals can make amazing structures to keep cool, find food or make their homes. Find out about some of the best animal engineers on the planet - and how they've given human engineers some ideas, too. Animal Engineers 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
This is a perfect book for anyone who likes gazing up into the skies above our head and wondering … A foldout, concertina poster format allows readers to soar billions of kilometres above earth and explore our solar system; floating 380,000 kilometres up is the moon, a bit lower are astronauts and cosmonauts working hard on the International Space Station. Beneath the Karman Line, the imaginary line that marks the start of space, the skies are just as busy with man-made machines and birds flying on their journeys. It’s endlessly fascinating, Yuval Zommer’s bold, bright illustrations are full of action, storks and spaceships, meteoroids and window cleaners equally beautifully represented while Charlotte Guillain’s enthusiasm for her subjects is infectious. Eye-opening, mind-expanding!
London is one of the most exciting cities in the world! But if you are a young visitor where should you go and what should you look out for? Go for a ride on the London Eye, watch street performer spectacles at Covent Garden and stand under a life-sized model of a blue whale at the Natural History Museum. In this revised and updated edition of the much-loved My First Book of London, a fun question-and-answer format introduces young readers to the famous sights of this fascinating city. Stunning illustrations bring each feature to life and provide an ideal way for your child to learn about London and the fun of exploring it!
Do you know the Christmas story? Read with your little one as you join the shepherds, travel with the wise kings, and visit the stable. A gentle introduction to a well-known and much-loved Bible story. With charming, bright illustrations, and all the magic of Christmas!
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