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Ian MacDonald - Author

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Books by Ian MacDonald

Reading Planet - The Adventure Machine - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - The Adventure Machine - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Josh and his class are on a trip to the library, but he would much rather be playing computer games. When he is separated from the group, he steps into a little room and finds a strange machine all covered in dust. What will happen when he pulls the lever? The Adventure Machine is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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

Reading Planet - Aladdin and the Lamp - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Aladdin and the Lamp - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

After promising him silver coins, Abanazer takes Aladdin to a deep, dark cave full of treasure and demands that he steals a lamp. Aladdin refuses but accidentally rubs the lamp and out pops a genie, who offers him three wishes! What will Aladdin wish for? Aladdin and the Lamp is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.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

Reading Planet - Cow on the Roof - Yellow: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Cow on the Roof - Yellow: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

After Bert complains that his jobs are hard, he and his wife Darla decide to swap roles for the day. Darla picks turnips in the fields while Bert looks after the house and the baby. But Bert quickly learns that there is more to do at home than he thought and Darla's jobs are hard work too! Cow on the Roof is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.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

Reading Planet - Football Stickers - Green: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Football Stickers - Green: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Zack has nearly filled his football sticker book, but on a rainy trip to a football stadium the sticker book is ruined when a sports car speeds through a puddle, soaking Zack. Will Zack ever complete his book of football stickers?Football Stickers is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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

Reading Planet - The Celebration Assembly - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - The Celebration Assembly - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Jake is fed up - he is never chosen to receive an award in celebration assembly. Charlotte is brilliant at stories, Sanjay at sums, but Jake is no good at anything. Will Jake ever get the chance to win the gold award?The Celebration Assembly is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.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

Reading Planet - Pirate Gold - Green: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Pirate Gold - Green: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Captain Gunn and the rest of his pirate crew are sailing in search of treasure. On an island in the middle of the ocean, they begin to dig where X marks the spot, but all they find is a rusty chain. What will happen when Bad Harry decides to give it a tug? Pirate Gold is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.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

Reading Planet - The Flat - Red B: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - The Flat - Red B: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Amy is moving into a new flat and everything feels different. She is upset when she can't see any of her belongings, but Mum has a surprise in store! The Flat is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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: 4-5 years

Reading Planet - Stop, Zebra! - Red A: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Stop, Zebra! - Red A: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Yasmin and her Mum are having lunch at the wildlife park when a zebra escapes! Can Yasmin help the vet and stop the zebra? Stop Zebra! is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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: 4-5 years

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Lunchtime SOS

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Lunchtime SOS

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

In Lunchtime SOS, there's a very bad smell in the school kitchen! Can Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger solve the mystery and get rid of the stink before lunchtime? 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.

Reading Planet - Out of the Pond - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Out of the Pond - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

When the otters of Larch Class go pond dipping, they are hoping to find pond skaters and dragonflies, so are surprised when they see a scary pond monster ... Or is the monster just their classmate, Dell, playing a trick on them?Out of the Pond is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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

Reading Planet - The Magic Boots - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - The Magic Boots - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Prince Seymour buys some magical dancing boots to impress a princess, but the boots are taken by a talking frog who wins the princess's heart. What can the prince do? The king suggests capturing a fire-breathing dragon. Will this daring deed be enough to change the princess's mind? The Magic Boots is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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

Reading Planet - Alien School - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Alien School - Orange: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Far away across the stars, there is an alien school, where tiny little aliens go to learn the alien rules ... Find out what young aliens get up to at school in this humorous rhyming story. How aliens get to school, what they learn, and what they have for lunch!A lien School is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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

Reading Planet - Help Me, Teacher! - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Help Me, Teacher! - Blue: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

What on earth are phonics? Are they from the planet Mars? What are mathematics? Do they buzz around the classroom and tangle in our hair? There are so many questions when we first start school! Will the teacher be able to help us understand all these scary-sounding new words? Help Me, Teacher! is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.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

Reading Planet - Bug in the Bath - Red B: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Bug in the Bath - Red B: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

The children are convinced that there is a strange creature in the bathtub ... But is it a spider, a squid, or even a bat? Will Mum come and get rid of the creature or does Gran have a simpler explanation of what the mysterious 'creature' really is? Bug in the Bath is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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: 4-5 years

Reading Planet - Ants in the Pants! - Red A: Rocket Phonics

Reading Planet - Ants in the Pants! - Red A: Rocket Phonics

Author: Ian Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

A man is lying on Ant's nest and blocking the ants from going in and out. Can Cat and Dog help Ant and get the man off the nest? Or will Ant have to find another way to get him moving? Ants in the Pants is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band. 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: 4-5 years

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Time Stealer

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Time Stealer

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This action-packed, fiction story told in graphic form signals the start of a brand new time-travelling adventure for the popular Project X characters, Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. The micro-friends go back in time to Saxon England and find themselves in the midst of King Alfred's battle against the Vikings! Can the friends help the king and stop the Tick-Tock Man from stealing his candle clock? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Forbidden Valley: T-rex Trouble

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Forbidden Valley: T-rex Trouble

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. In this adventure in the Forbidden Valley zone, Max and Mini make friends with a baby dinosaur but soon realize their mistake! In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for children who simply want to read more of the CODE adventure!

Goldie Locked!

Goldie Locked!

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2016

Pink Football Boots

Pink Football Boots

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

Gems is a series of books written specifically for struggling girl readers. In this title Shareen is the star of the school's football team. She's also the only girl on it! Despite her strong friendship with the boys, a popular girl, Georgia, labels her 'out' and uncool. When Shareen's football boots go missing, she has a prime suspect in mind. Angry about the stolen shoes, Shareen stumbles upon Georgia being teased by some older pupils. Will she step in and stop the bullies? How can she use her football skills to help? Challenging expectations and finding friends in unlikely places, Pink Football Boots scores all the right goals for girls who are more than the ordinary.

Sweet Trail Mystery

Sweet Trail Mystery

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

Gems is a series of books written specifically for struggling girl readers. Something suspicious is happening in the seaside town of Rockpool and it's turning the residents pretty sour. Three children band together to discover the mystery behind burglaries and disappearing sweets and get a lot more than they bargained for! As the trail unravels, Millie, Jade and Sami discover the culprits and find the chief perpetrator was a lot closer to home than they realised. Will Rockpool get is rock back? Or will the Tower chase be the end of the three young detectives?

Nightmare of the Scarecrows

Nightmare of the Scarecrows

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Powder Monkey

Powder Monkey

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Children in Wartime

Children in Wartime

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Skateboard Gran

Skateboard Gran

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2007

Alien Teeth

Alien Teeth

Author: Ian MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2007

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