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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!
Engage Literacy is the award-winning reading scheme from Raintree. Perfect for both guided and independent reading, its engaging and contemporary content motivates and supports early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. Some readers are thematically linked in fiction and non-fiction pairs and precisely levelled, with new vocabulary introduced and reinforced throughout the levels.
The Writing and Staging Plays series explains how to create different types of plays by following sample scripts through the writing and staging process. Featuring writing tips, practical activities, such as drama games, and notable examples of relevant, age-appropriate plays and productions, this series provides an ideal introduction to learning about drama and playwriting.
What are myths and legends? How can you write plays that make myths and legends come to life? How can you turn a story full of famous characters into a fresh and exciting production?
Which real-life stories would make a good play? How can you write a played based on something that has actually happened? How can you turn an interesting story into an unmissable production?
What makes a play exciting or mysterious? How can you write plays full of tension? How can you turn a page-turning script into an edge-of-your-seat production?
What makes people laugh? How can you write a funny play? How can you turn a hilarious script into a side-splitting production?
Finn is brilliant at table tennis - better than anyone else at school. The problem is no one wants to play him because he's so good! Can he find his match - and will he lose his winning record? Ping Pong Champ is part of the Comet Street Kids range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Comet Street Kids is an action-packed character series with highly decodable books for Pink A to White band. Children will love experiencing the amazing adventures of Rav, Asha, Tess, Finn and Stefan!Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years
Tess is excited because Rav's parents are taking her and Rav to Planet Zoom today. In the Alien World cinema, they find themselves shooting through the screen and into space! There they bump into some little blue aliens who are scared and hiding in a crater. Can they find out what's wrong with the little aliens and defeat their enemy? Space Junk is part of the Comet Street Kids range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Comet Street Kids is an action-packed character series with highly decodable books for Pink A to White band. Children will love experiencing the amazing adventures of Rav, Asha, Tess, Finn and Stefan! Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years
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