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Jane Clarke - Author

About the Author

Jane Clarke is the talented author of over 80 books for young children, including the award-wining picture books Gilbert the Great, Knight Time and Stuck in the Mud.

Jane Clarke on Jane Clarke:

I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

Featured books by Jane Clarke

Runny Honey

Runny Honey

3+ readers

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2007

Brightly illustrated first reading books with large text format by top authors and illustrators.

Other books by Jane Clarke

Al's Awesome Science Busy Bodies!

Al's Awesome Science Busy Bodies!

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Age range 6 to 10Al is researching the effects on his body of travelling in a time machine. Trouble is it's hard to experiment without any mess, especially when your neighbour's cat Precious is in the same house with Al's naughty dog Einstein.Experiments about digestion, nutrition, facts about the body, balance and space travel.

Leap Frog

Leap Frog

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2019

Felix is lost. The jungle can be a scary place for a tiny tree frog, and all the strange noises are making him just a little bit jumpy . . . It's time to find Felix a safe place to sleep . . . and might there be someone special to snuggle him down for the night?

Firefly Home

Firefly Home

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go. She'll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging her to fly faster, suggesting which direction to take and making a wish.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Bramble the Hedgehog

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Bramble the Hedgehog

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2018

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid. Bramble the hedgehog has a wobbly tooth. But when he eats lots of sweets and goes on lots of rides at the funfair his tummy feels wobbly too! Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse come to the rescue to soothe Bramble's tummy ache and help him lose his wobbly tooth the healthy way. 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

Al's Awesome Science: Blast-Off!

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Eye, Eye, Captain! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Eye, Eye, Captain! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Captain Cutlass cannot see a thing without his glasses. But pirates don't wear glasses and if his crew finds out they'll make him walk the plank! As the pirates set sail for Treasure Island, the Captain soon finds himself in trouble when he can't even read the treasure map... This hilarious tale from picture book author Jane Clarke (author of Gilbert the Great and Neon Leon) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. Features engaging illustrations by Jennie Poh and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 5+

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Ginger the Kitten

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Ginger the Kitten

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! Ginger the kitten has joined Mrs Hazelnut's nature trail. But when she lets out a squeal and clamps her paw to her nose, Peanut the mouse races to the trail hut to call Dr KittyCat. What has made Ginger's nose so red and sore? Luckily Dr KittyCat has the answer and Ginger can soon enjoy being close to nature again! 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Peanut the Mouse

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Peanut the Mouse

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2018

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! Dr KittyCat's helper, Peanut the mouse, is very excited about his pizza and pyjama sleepover! But then he goes down with paw and jaw and Dr KittyCat has to cancel the party. Poor Peanut isn't used to being the patient but with Dr KittyCat's gentle care he's soon on the mend and ready for pizza! 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

AL's Awesome Science: Splash Down

AL's Awesome Science: Splash Down

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Al’s Awesome Science is perfect for children who are becoming confident readers and want to progress to  chapter books. A fun and hilarious page turning plot, accompanied by lots of black and white pictures to pore over and enjoy. Each title includes, fun and at times messy, step-by-step science experiments, integrated in comic book form to accompany the text.

Seo Mar a nigheas tu Dineasair Beag

Seo Mar a nigheas tu Dineasair Beag

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2018

Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2018

Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in. In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep and giving him lots of reassurance when he's feeling down. But will he ever find a place he can fit in...? Joyously written and illustrated - New Statesman

Firefly Home

Firefly Home

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2018

There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night sky she doesn't know which way to go. She'll need some help to find her way back home. In this brilliant interactive picture book, children can help Florence on her journey by encouraging her to fly faster, suggesting which direction to take and making a wish.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Logan the Puppy

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Logan the Puppy

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! There's a new pool in Thistletown and the little animals are ready for a swim. But then Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse get an emergency call . . . Logan the puppy is injured and feeling very sorry for himself. Happily, with some expert furry first aid, Logan will soon be able to take another dip! 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

Where Did My Dingo Go? Band 5/Green

Where Did My Dingo Go? Band 5/Green

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2017

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. In the Australian Outback, a young boy has lost his pet dingo. Where could she be? This fun and imaginative rhyming poem is written by Jane Clarke. Green (Band 5) books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /oa/ o, ow /oo/ ue, u /air/ ear /ee/ ea /ai/ a-e, ay, ey /igh/ i-e, i, /i/ y /oo/ oul /or/ al Pages 22 and 23 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. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Al's Awesome Science Egg-Speriments!

Al's Awesome Science Egg-Speriments!

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Pumpkin the Hamster

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Pumpkin the Hamster

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2017

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Pumpkin the Hamster the little animals are very excited to be joining Dr KittyCat's stargazing outing. When Pumpkin trips over, Peanut the mouse thinks it's just because of the dark. But then Pumpkin can't see the stars through the telescope, either. What could be wrong with him? It's time for Dr KittyCat to investigate. 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Nutmeg the Guinea Pig

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Nutmeg the Guinea Pig

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Nutmeg the Guinea Pig the little animals are having fun at Nutmeg's birthday party at the park when Nutmeg starts to feel dizzy and unwell. Luckily Dr KittyCat and Peanut are close at hand to help, so Nutmeg can have a happy birthday after all! 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. A blend of photography and hand-drawn elements combine with compelling first-aid details to create a delightfully surreal furry world.

Neon Leon

Neon Leon

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in. In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help Leon on his journey by counting his steps, sending him to sleep and giving him lots of reassurance when he's feeling down. But will he ever find a place he can fit in...? Joyously written and illustrated - New Statesman

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Willow the Duckling

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Willow the Duckling

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2015

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Willow the Duckling the little animals are rehearsing for the the Thistletown Talent Show when Willow the Duckling is suddenly taken ill. She's desperate to perform on stage like the others, but will Dr KittyCat and Peanut be able to make her better before the curtain rises? 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two colour, combining photography and hand-drawn elements.

Who Woke The Baby?

Who Woke The Baby?

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

It's early morning in the jungle and little gorilla is NOT happy. Whoever woke him up?! As the mystery unfolds, we learn about a chain of events involving an assortment of animals who all played a part, but who did it all begin with...?

How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey

How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Board book Release Date: 30/07/2015

Cheeky Little Monkey wants something to eat. Pop her in the high chair and grab her favourite treat . . . A board book about meal time featuring a cuddly little monkey Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler's life, with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text. Each story features a child and their very own baby animal, brought to life by the creator of The Big Night-Night Book.

How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc

How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Board book Release Date: 30/07/2015

Little Croc's been crunching, snip, snap, SNIP! She doesn't want to clean her teeth. Watch out! She can nip. A board book about brushing teeth featuring a lovable little crocodile Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler's life, with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text. Each story features a child and their very own baby animal, brought to life by the creator of The Big Night-Night Book.

Who Woke The Baby?

Who Woke The Baby?

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2015

It's early morning in the jungle and little gorilla is NOT happy. Whoever woke him up?! As the mystery unfolds, we learn about a chain of events involving an assortment of animals who all played a part, but who did it all begin with...?

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Daisy the Kitten

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Daisy the Kitten

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2015

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Daisy the Kitten the little animals are taking part in a bake-off when Daisy suddenly complains of a sore mouth and paws. Dr KittyCat and Peanut have to keep their cool to solve the problem of Daisy's painful mouth and make her better so that she can put the finishing touches to her cupcakes and be in with a chance of winning the competition. 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two colour, combining photography and hand-drawn elements.

How to Bath Your Little Dinosaur

How to Bath Your Little Dinosaur

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Board book Release Date: 04/06/2015

Dirty little dinosaur doesn't want to wash . . . Fill up the bath tub, splish, splash, SPLOSH! A board book all about bath time! Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler's life with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text. Each story features a child with their very own baby animal, brought to life by the creator of The Big Night-Night Book.

How to Tuck In Your Sleepy Lion

How to Tuck In Your Sleepy Lion

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Board book Release Date: 04/06/2015

Tired little lion doesn't want to go to bed. He's had a bath and cleaned his teeth and wants to play instead . . . A board book about bedtime featuring a lovely little lion Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler's life, with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text. Each story features a child and their very own baby animal, brought to life by the creator of The Big Night-Night Book.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Posy the Puppy

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Posy the Puppy

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Posy the Puppy, after a busy clinic sorting out the bumps and bruises of the hopeful contestants practising for the Paws and Prizes sports day, Dr KittyCat and Peanut get an emergency call. Posy is stuck in the agility tunnel and she won't come out! Has she injured her leg? Or could there be another reason why Posy is so worried about being fit for the sports day? 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two colour, combining photography and hand-drawn elements.

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Clover the Bunny

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Clover the Bunny

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2015

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Clover the Bunny pawpox is doing the rounds just as the animals are meant to be heading off on a camping trip. Will at least some of them be healthy enough to go? Once they arrive at the campsite, Clover's paws are covered in itchy little spots. Is it the outbreak of pawpox that Dr KittyCat has feared or could there be another explanation? 'We'll be there in a whisker!' This series follows the first-aid adventures of Dr KittyCat and Peanut the mouse, who's always at her side. Each book is about a small furry patient who badly needs Dr KittyCat's help. With fun and familiar contexts that children can relate to, lovable characters, and strong storylines around each medical emergency, the Dr KittyCat series has real appeal for children. There is just the right mix of compelling first-aid detail combined with a delightfully surreal furry world. The books share a unique visual identity - they are highly-illustrated in two colour, combining photography and hand-drawn elements.

Dino Dog

Dino Dog

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

David and Lucy have got a new dog from the Rescue Centre, but they don't know what his name is. What they do know is that he's ace at digging and he's got a good nose for fossilized bones. In this humorous holiday adventure story, set on the Isle of Wight, David and Lucy are determined to find out if the bones their dog digs up are real dinosaur bones. Imagine if they've discovered a new kind of dinosaur! A dramatic storm and encounter with a local beachcomber eventually lead to the discovery of a complete dinosaur skeleton in the rock cliffs -- and the right name fortheir keen-nosed dog.

Dino Dog

Dino Dog

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2014

David and Lucy have got a new dog from the Rescue Centre, but they don't know what his name is. What they do know is that he's ace at digging and he's got a good nose for fossilized bones. In this humorous holiday adventure story, set on the Isle of Wight, David and Lucy are determined to find out if the bones their dog digs up are real dinosaur bones. Imagine if they've discovered a new kind of dinosaur! A dramatic storm and encounter with a local beachcomber eventually lead to the discovery of a complete dinosaur skeleton in the rock cliffs -- and the right name fortheir keen-nosed dog.

Dad Nips! Band 01a Pink A/Band 08 Purple

Dad Nips! Band 01a Pink A/Band 08 Purple

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

When Dan dips his net into a rock pool, he finds Nip. Will Dan successfully reunite Nip and Nip's dad? This beautifully illustrated story is written by Jane Clarke. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 1A / Pink A, which offers emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations, and an interest level of Band 8 / Purple. *Text type: A humorous story *A story map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap the story and discuss each stage. *Curriculum links: Citizenship

Tiddlers: At the Water Hole

Tiddlers: At the Water Hole

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2013

Zebra is longing for a cool drink at the water hole, but can he escape both Lion and Crocodile!. The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.

Chewy Hughie Band 07/Turquoise

Chewy Hughie Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Chewy Hughie chews anything and everything he can get his paws on, driving his owners to distraction! But what happens when Chewy Hughie discovers a packet of bubblegum... This is a lively rhyming story by Jane Clarke, illustrated with stunning artwork from Sarah McConnell. Chewy Hughie chews anything and everything he can get his paws on, driving his owners to distraction! But what happens when Chewy Hughie discovers a packet of bubblegum... This is a lively rhyming story by Jane Clarke, illustrated with stunning artwork from Sarah McConnell. Pages 14-15 provide a storymap of the house, which consolidates understanding, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.

The Amazing Adventures of Batbird Band 11/Lime

The Amazing Adventures of Batbird Band 11/Lime

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Dunkan Dabble won't answer to his name as he believes he's Batbird, a superhero that he and his friends watch on TV. Dunkan's family and friends find him very difficult to live with as Batbird. He plays too roughly and insists on sleeping upside down. But Dunkan becomes a hero overnight by unwttingly saving his family from a prowling fox. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A humorous fantasy story. * A timeline on pages 30 and 31 summarises the story in nine sequential steps providing an ideal cue for further discussion. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part.

Creaky Castle

Creaky Castle

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Dare you visit Creaky Castle When the day becomes the night? Dare you find out what's inside? Are you ready for a fright? Discover a host of spooky characters as you lift the flaps in each ghostly room of the Creaky Castle. There are skeletons in the cellar, werewolves in the shower, and a vampire hiding in the clothes chest. And they are all getting ready for some bone-shaking fun at the Creaky Castle party.

In a Pit Band 01a/Pink a

In a Pit Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Jane Clarke, Woody Fox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

Sid is sad because his dad is in a pit, but he comes up with a cunning plan to get him out and play a trick on the man that put him there at the same time! This hilarious story about two mammoths is humorously illustrated by Woody Fox. * Pink/1A - A simple story with a familiar setting. * Text type: Fiction. * Focus phonemes: s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d. * The story map on pages 14-15 helps children recap the important events of the narrative and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

Shadow Puppet and Other Ghost Stories

Shadow Puppet and Other Ghost Stories

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Shadow Puppet and other stories is a collection of tales in the ghost story genre. A special sort of cat helps a family get over the loss of a loved one, a boy's personality gets taken over by his shadow, the smell of roses has an extraordinary effect on two girls from different times...

Muck it Up Band 02a/Red a

Muck it Up Band 02a/Red a

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

The two frogs, Plip and Plop, love to play in and around the pond. When they muck up the pond and reeds, they decide to clean it up. But Duck has other ideas. * Red / Band 2A - A simple story with a familiar setting * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are u, p, o and m. Other phonemes practised are s, a, t, i, c (ck), e, r, d, g, u and l. * The final spread shows a story map which allows children to recap the story. * Jane Clarke also wrote Blue 4 Mole and the New Hole * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Mole and the New Hole Band 04/Blue

Mole and the New Hole Band 04/Blue

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Winter is coming and Mole is looking for a new hole to stay in, but he doesn't want to be on his own. Will any of the other animals let him share their home? * Blue / Band 4 - A story with a familiar setting * Text type - Fiction * The focus phoneme in this book is -are (share). * Children can use the cross-section of the hill on the final spread to discuss the characters and the story setting. * Jane Clarke also wrote Red 2A Muck it Up! * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Chewy Hughie Band 07/Turquoise

Chewy Hughie Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

Chewy Hughie chews anything and everything he can get his paws on, driving his owners to distraction! But what happens when Chewy Hughie discovers a packet of bubblegum... This is a lively rhyming story by Jane Clarke, illustrated with stunning artwork from Sarah McConnell. Chewy Hughie chews anything and everything he can get his paws on, driving his owners to distraction! But what happens when Chewy Hughie discovers a packet of bubblegum... This is a lively rhyming story by Jane Clarke, illustrated with stunning artwork from Sarah McConnell. Pages 14-15 provide a storymap of the house, which consolidates understanding, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Amazing Adventures of Batbird Band 11/Lime

The Amazing Adventures of Batbird Band 11/Lime

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Dunkan Dabble won't answer to his name as he believes he's Batbird, a superhero that he and his friends watch on TV. Dunkan's family and friends find him very difficult to live with as Batbird. He plays too roughly and insists on sleeping upside down. But Dunkan becomes a hero overnight by unwttingly saving his family from a prowling fox. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A humorous fantasy story. * A timeline on pages 30 and 31 summarises the story in nine sequential steps providing an ideal cue for further discussion. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 7: Snapdragons: I'm Not Wearing That!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 7: Snapdragons: I'm Not Wearing That!

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: Snapdragons: Prince Albert's Birthday

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: Snapdragons: Prince Albert's Birthday

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

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