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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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Sports Superstars: Lewis Hamilton Rules

Sports Superstars: Lewis Hamilton Rules

Author: Simon Mugford Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Is Formula One icon Lewis Hamilton your ultimate sporting hero? Regarded as the sport's finest competitor, Hamilton's star profile has never been higher, with a record-equalling 7 drivers' championship titles to his name, plus a huge following around the world. Packed with cool facts, delightfully fun illustrations and inspirational quotes, this easy-to-read fan guide follows Hamilton's meteoric rise from a go-Kart racing champion at the age of 10 to his sensational maiden season in F1 in 2007 and the subsequent Championship wins that have made him a living legend. The Sports 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.

Football Superstars: Football Jokes Rule

Football Superstars: Football Jokes Rule

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The hugely successful Football Superstars series launches the ultimate joke book, filled with hundreds of the most hilarious football gags around! What's more, Football Superstars: Football Jokes Rule features page after page of hilarious pictures, with loads of anecdotes and fun throughout. Get ready to titter and roar with laughter with this sidesplitting joke book - perfect for encouraging young football fans to read by themselves or with friends.

From the Top Phase 4

From the Top Phase 4

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. What can you see from the top of places such as The Shard, The Grand Canyon and a hot air balloon in Kenya? See the world from a different perspective with this highly-photographic non-fiction book by Simon Mugford. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Mane Rules

Mane Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

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 Sadio Mane your ultimate football hero? He was part of the Liverpool side that won the Champions League in 2019 and then the EPL in 2020. Mane also played for the Senegalese national team, helping them reach the quarter finals in the 2012 Olympic tournament. He played for the national team at the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as well. Growing up in a poor family in the small village of Bambali, he was inspired to become a footballer after he saw his country's performance at the 2002 World Cup. He used to play with his neighbours in the streets full of dust. Now Mane is the mainstay of Liverpool's attack line. Together with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, he successfully forms a deadly trio. 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.

De Bruyne Rules

De Bruyne Rules

Author: Simon Mugford, Football Superstars Illustrator: Dan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Is Kevin De Bruyne your ultimate football hero? One of the best advanced playmakers in world football today, De Bruyne is part of the star-studded Manchester City team which has won both the EFL Cup and Premier League title. With Belgium, De Bruyne was also a third-place winner at the FIFA 2018 World Cup. Discover how De Bruyne's dedication to football saw him advance in Belgium's Gent youth system. Learn about how his hard work paid off as top club Chelsea swooped in to take him to the big league in 2012, and how his star status has grown from strength to strength since. The Football Superstars series is aimed at building a love of reading in young children, and is filled with fun cartoons, inspirational stories and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.

Art is Fun! Band 03/Yellow

Art is Fun! Band 03/Yellow

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2021

How does art make you feel? Learn how to make different types of pictures that represent a variety of moods in this instruction book by Simon Mugford. How does art make you feel? Learn how to make different types of pictures that represent a variety of moods in this instruction book by Simon Mugford. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

From the Top Band 03/Yellow

From the Top Band 03/Yellow

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. What can you see from the top of places such as The Shard, The Grand Canyon and a hot air balloon in Kenya? See the world from a different perspective with this highly-photographic non-fiction book by Simon Mugford. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

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