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Bug Club Shared Reading: Adventure Through the Ages (Year 1)

Bug Club Shared Reading: Adventure Through the Ages (Year 1)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Everyone is bored stiff on a school trip to the museum, until Dr Colorado Rubble appears! He's the world's only time-travelling archaeologist and he's here to bring the past to life. Through mysterious time portals, the class travel to the Iron Age, the Bronze Age and even the Stone Age, discovering fun inventions along the way. Maybe the museum isn't quite so boring after all... Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 5-6 Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from History and the topic area of the prehistoric ages Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Bug Club Shared Reading: City Kids Detective Agency (Year 2)

Bug Club Shared Reading: City Kids Detective Agency (Year 2)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

When Alfred the bearded dragon goes missing it looks like a mission for the City Kids' Detective Agency! Joey, Selma and Sonny help solve mysteries across the neighbourhood and when Mr Fazak's pet goes missing, they're called into action again. Trying to think like a lizard, they search throughout the neighbourhood and meet lots of friendly faces along the way. But will the City Kids' Detective Agency ever find Alfred? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6-7 Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Geography and the topic area of cities Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Mayhem at the Football Museum - Level 6: Fiction (Jupiter)

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Mayhem at the Football Museum - Level 6: Fiction (Jupiter)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

To the outside world, the Smedleys look like any other family: Mum, Dad, son, daughter, hamster ... and a grandpa dozing in the corner. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Smedleys have a secret ... a very BIG secret. They are actually a daredevil team of crime-solving football ninjas! Jez Smedley and his loyal friends are all collecting Footie Kick cards. It's the latest craze to sweep the nation, but it isn't just the football-mad children who have a full set of cards in their sights ... Someone is stealing priceless cultural artefacts from museums up and down the country and, coincidentally, the thefts have all occurred in places where Throgmorton United have been playing in the Inter-School National Tournament. Jez's ninja senses are tingling: it looks like there's going to be mayhem at the football museum! Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Mayhem at the Football Museum is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. 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: 9-10 years

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: World Championship Wipeout! - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: World Championship Wipeout! - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

To the outside world, the Smedleys look like any other family: Mum, Dad, son, daughter, hamster ... and a grandpa dozing in the corner. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Smedleys have a secret ... a very BIG secret. They are actually a daredevil team of crime-solving football ninjas! Throgmorton United are heading to the Inter-School World Championship in Brazil, and the Smedleys are determined to stay focused. Nothing must stand in their way of training for the final showdown of the season ... apart from a school technology project, an evil computer-hacking genius and a disappearing grandpa. Have the football ninjas finally met their match - in more ways than one? Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: World Championship Wipeout is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. 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: 10-11 years

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Disappearing Pitch Disaster - Level 5: Fiction (Mars)

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Disappearing Pitch Disaster - Level 5: Fiction (Mars)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

To the outside world, the Smedleys look like any other family: Mum, Dad, son, daughter, hamster ... and a grandpa dozing in the corner. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Smedleys have a secret ... a very BIG secret. They are actually a daredevil team of crime-solving football ninjas! Jez Smedley can't believe his luck when a project on the theme of teamwork leads to him becoming the captain of the school's first five-a-side football team. The only problem is that Throgmorton United have no goalkeeper on the morning of their first match! However, this is almost the least of their worries when they start to notice football pitches around the town are being built on faster than they can play matches on them. No criminal is safe while the Smedleys are on the case: it's time to stop the disappearing pitch disaster! Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja:Disappearing Pitch Disaster is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. 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: 9-10 years

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Continental Cup Chaos - Level 7: Fiction (Saturn)

Reading Planet - Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Continental Cup Chaos - Level 7: Fiction (Saturn)

Author: Jem Packer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

To the outside world, the Smedleys look like any other family: Mum, Dad, son, daughter, hamster ... and a grandpa dozing in the corner. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Smedleys have a secret ... a very BIG secret. They are actually a daredevil team of crime-solving football ninjas! There's no stopping Throgmorton United! After succeeding in local and national tournaments, they are off to Europe for their first overseas competition . The team are excited to be travelling together to Paris, Rome and Madrid, but they aren't alone ... Dastardly villainess, the Golden Panther has an eye on the tournament's priceless trophies - and seems to be one step ahead of the team at every turn. It's going to take a combination of luck, skill and technology to solve this continental crisis! Jez Smedley: Diary of a Football Ninja: Continental Cup Crisis is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. 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: 10-11 years

Badly Drawn Beth Book 1

Badly Drawn Beth Book 1

Author: Jem Packer, Duncan McCoshan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Winner of the Laugh Out Loud book awards! Badly Drawn Beth is officially the funniest book for 6-8 year olds in 2016! Beth is a hilarious new heroine who just can't help getting in trouble ... So, I'm surrounded by crocodiles, holding a briefcase full of fish fingers, I'm wearing a swamp monster mask AND MISS PRIMULA IS ABOUT TO CALL MY PARENTS! Meet Beth - and all of her fantastically crazy family and friends - and be prepared to laugh your socks off! A hilarious new diary series from the creators of Fleabag Monkeyface.

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