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Simon Mugford - Author

About the Author

After studying the history of everything at Goldsmiths College, Simon worked at the Science Museum making paper aeroplanes and setting fire to hydrogen balloons. Despite being a fully-grown man, his favourite subjects include dinosaurs, robots, rockets, loud music and Star Wars. An Ipswich Town fan since they won the FA Cup in 1978 (it's true - look it up) he lives in Kent with his wife, daughter, and a cat with two names.

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Pogba Rules

Pogba Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Filled with quizzes, stats and little-known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. Is Paul Pogba your ultimate football hero? He was a key player in Juventus securing the Italian league title in 2015, a World Cup winner in 2018, and now leads the line for top club Man Utd. Discover how Pogba went from being a hotshot prospect at France's famous La Havre Academy to being named as the best young player in Europe in 2013 before making the move to Manchester United for a club record fee of almost GBP90m! Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is time? Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is time? Band 10/White

Author: Simon Mugford Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day Time Froze. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about time. Why do we need to know the time? How did people know the time before there were clocks? Can I travel in time? Find out all the answers and more! 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.

Aguero Rules

Aguero Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Filled with quizzes, stats and little-known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. Is Sergio Aguero your ultimate football hero? He is the highest South American scorer in the history of the Premier League with more than 180 goals, has won the title four times, and holds the joint-record for the most goals (five) scored in a single Premier League match. Guided by his father, discover how Sergio started playing football at the age of five and how his skills saw him becomes the youngest player to debut in the Argentine Primera Division at aged 15 before moving to Europe where he has since earned legendary status. The Football Superstars series is aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.

Neymar Rules

Neymar Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

If Neymar is your favourite football superstar, then this is the book for you! Discover how he went from playing street football and futsal in Sao Paulo to becoming one of the best players on the global scene playing for clubs like Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Learn how Neymar scored over 300 career goals, competed in the Olympics twice, and became one of the most popular football players worldwide. Football Superstars: Neymar Rules is written in an engaging and accessible style that's ideal for emerging and reluctant readers. The simple narrative text is supplemented with cartoons and visual jokes, and presented with an energetic, graphic look. Sections and chapters make it easy to navigate and fun to dip in and out of. A supporting cast of players, managers, TV pundits - and even the authors themselves - chip in with quotes, jokes and comments to add to the playful and informative fun.

Salah Rules

Salah Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

If Salah is your favourite football player then this is the book for you! Discover how he grew up in Gharbia, Egypt playing football for the youth team El Mokawloons to being named the African Footballer of the Year in 2019 by the BBC and CAF. Learn how he spearheaded Liverpool FC to the Champions League title in 2019. Football Superstars: Salah Rules is written in an upbeat style that is ideal for emerging and reluctant readers. The simple narrative text is supplemented with cartoons and visual jokes. Sections and chapters make the book easy to navigate and fun to dip in and out of. A supporting cast of players, managers, TV pundits - and even the authors themselves - chip in with quotes, jokes and comments to add to the playful and informative fun.

Reading Planet - Shadows and Light - Green: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Shadows and Light - Green: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

In this fascinating book, you will find out why it is light in the day and dark at night, how shadows are formed, and why the Moon appears to shine. You will also discover how animals can see in the dark, and how some amazing creatures can create their own light! Shadows and Light is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. 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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