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Readers of Blast Off to Mars are chosen for an incredible mission - to be one of the first astronauts to visit Mars! Find out all about how astronauts could get to the red planet and what living there might be like. Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
Get On Your Bike! and explore the world of professional cyclists in this fascinating guide to road, track and off-road cycling. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
In Pets: Mission Impossible!, Mr and Mrs Boot are planning to move house but their children don't want to go. Can their pets stop the move before it's too late? Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
Discover the exciting world of motocross racing - from tricks and jumps to the World Championship - in this photographic information book by Adrian Bradbury. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction report * Curriculum links: Geography, P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Find out about the natural disasters people face around the world, what effect they have on towns and cities and how we can help to protect people from them. Packed with fact files and maps showing disaster spots as well as high impact photographs, this book will tell you all you need to know about hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child
At the beginning of World War II, a young American woman named Virginia Hall was sent undercover to Nazi-occupied France to spy on the German army. Follow her incredible true story as she bravely aids the French Resistance, organises and leads rebel armies and passes secret coded radio messages to the Allied forces in this fascinating biography. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: A biography. * Curriculum links: History: What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Extreme sportsmen and women go faster, climb higher and compete for longer. No sporting challenge is too great. Find out the great dangers people face when pushing themselves to the limit in extreme sports. Written by Adrian Bradbury and filled with action photos from around the world, this book will appeal to adventurous young readers everywhere. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: An information book * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
What's the tallest building in the world? How long did it take to build the Eiffel Tower? How have cars developed? Find out the answers and trace how designs have changed through the years and across the world in this visually stunning information book. * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * Text type: An information book. * The spider diagram on pages 54-55 shows how design affects all aspects of our lives and helps children to recap what they've read. * Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. * Curriculum links: Design and Technology: Shelters. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.