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Lisa Rajan - Author

About the Author

Lisa Rajan writes children’s books that raise aspiration, promote ambition and challenge gender stereotypes. She is the author of the Collins Big Cat Tara Binns titles, which introduce a range of STEM careers to a primary school audience through exciting adventure stories. 

 A scientist herself, Lisa has a BSc in Biotechnology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College, London. She has worked in scientific research, scientific publishing and medical copywriting. She was an elected member on Southwark Council from 2002 to 2016, and was political lead for Environment and for Children’s Services between 2006 and 2010.

 She is married with three children and lives in south London. In her spare time, she runs marathons dressed as Wonder Woman.

 

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Dani Binns Patrolling Police Officer Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Patrolling Police Officer Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a police officer! Several thefts have been reported at the town market - a silver bracelet, a set of keys, some coins, and a badge have all gone missing. But who has taken them? Dani and her fellow police officers, Asha and Tai, have their suspicions, but the clues seem to lead down a different path. Will Dani find the real culprit? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Fair Play Footballer Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fair Play Footballer Band 10/White

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself on the substitutes' bench in a packed football stadium! It is the final game in the mixed teams National League Cup and, when a player gets injured, the Red team need Dani's help. How will she tackle being a footballer? Will she score the winning goal or let the team down? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a farmer! When she goes to feed the animals on the farm, she discovers that they are mysteriously in the wrong pens. Chickens are in the horse's field, a horse is in the sheep pen ... and one sheep is missing! With everyone in a flap at the farm, can Dani restore order? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns On Track Train Driver Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns On Track Train Driver Band 09/Gold

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself in the front cab of a train ... and she's the train driver! Asha, the other driver, and Tai, the conductor, show Dani how to work the train's controls and off they go ... until they come across something on the track ahead! Dani slams on the brakes and stops just in time to avoid hitting a herd of cows who have escaped from their field. With danger down the line, will Dani be able to get things back on track? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a firefighter! She finds herself in a fire engine, racing to the scene of a fire in a lighthouse. With no fire hydrant or water supply nearby, Dani and the team have to think fast. Can they keep their cool and save the lighthouse owner's kittens from the blaze? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a paramedic! She finds herself in an ambulance speeding to the scene of an accident. A girl has fallen off a bike in the street and hurt herself. After an assessment by Dani and the team, she seems OK. But why did she fall off the bike in the first place... and who is this 'Benny' she keeps asking about? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a builder! The team are busy constructing a new development of houses when they hit a brick wall with the building plans. They need Dani's help, but how will she measure up? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself in the bustling kitchen of a restaurant - and she's one of the chefs! When the sauce chef gets distracted and mixes up her ingredients, it's up to Dani to come up with a plan. Will she get a taste for working in a restaurant? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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