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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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Tara Binns: Ground-breaking Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Tara Binns: Ground-breaking Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns becomes a palaeontologist on a dig to find dinosaur fossils! The team has very tight deadline to see if their site is of scientific interest before the bulldozers come in and an adventure park is built. The palaeontologists feel sure there is something new waiting to be discovered, but will they be able to prove their hunch before it's too late? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Trail-blazing Astronaut Band 16/Sapphire

Tara Binns: Trail-blazing Astronaut Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself on the Minerva-7 spacecraft! The astronauts are on a rescue mission to save their colleague Ortez, who has been stranded on the Moon. Can they get Ortez safely back to the Minerva-7 before a meteor storm destroys their luna lander and leaves them all stranded in space? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini series is written by Lisa Rajan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Bright-spark Scientist Band 15/Emerald

Tara Binns: Bright-spark Scientist Band 15/Emerald

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself in a science lab - and she's one of the scientists! The team are working against the clock to complete and submit research for a competition that will, if they win, allow them to remain open. But where has the lead scientist disappeared to, and will they be able to complete the experiment in time without her? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini- series is written by Lisa Rajan. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Double-Quick Doctor Band 13/Topaz

Tara Binns: Double-Quick Doctor Band 13/Topaz

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns becomes a doctor in a busy hospital, helping children who have hurt themselves. When one child suddenly struggles to breathe, can she use her deduction skills to work out the problem in time? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Big Idea Engineer Band 14/Ruby

Tara Binns: Big Idea Engineer Band 14/Ruby

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns becomes a crash-test engineer, conducting safety tests to ensure airbags in cars are working safely and experimenting with new ideas. Will her new ideas or lessons in health and safety help to avert a potentially fatal crash? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot Band 12/Copper

Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot Band 12/Copper

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

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 Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself in the pilot's seat of a passenger plane - and she's the pilot! When a big storm appears ahead of them, will Tara be able to think calmly and logically to avert disaster? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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