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Jill Atkins - Author

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Books by Jill Atkins

Reading Champion: Finn and the Dentist Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Finn and the Dentist Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Finn has never been to see the dentist but he is sure he won't like it. Is he right? Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Lily hates her athletics training but wants to please her parents, though she'll never be as good as her brother, Abe. One day she spots an audition poster at school and discovers her chance to shine lies on the stage, not on the athletics track ... This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures. This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Mum and Dad Blackbird are looking after three eggs in their nest. Then one day the eggs begin to open ... and one, two, three baby birds appear! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. This story is perfect for those aged 4-6 or following Blue book band in the classroom. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Planet - Votes for Women - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Reading Planet - Votes for Women - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Alice and Rose are sisters growing up in the early years of the 20th century. As far as sixteen-year-old Alice is concerned, there is no more important issue to campaign for than ensuring women get the right to vote. By contrast, her sister Rose is uncertain over whether to support the Suffragette movement that Alice is so passionate about, or to be more like her beloved Granny who believes change can only be achieved through peaceful protest. While the Suffragettes - and Alice - become involved in increasingly dangerous activities to support their cause, Rose is dealing with the effects of the start of World War I, and wondering whether she will ever get the chance to become someone who makes a difference in the world. Will both girls be able to achieve their dreams without risking their lives and going against their own beliefs? Votes for Women is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years

The Flamingo Flap (Yellow Early Reader)

The Flamingo Flap (Yellow Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

The Little Green Monster (Purple Early Reader)

The Little Green Monster (Purple Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2019

Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures. This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Lexi and her dad are on a boat trip to spot dolphins. And when Lexi makes a wish to ride a dolphin, she is taken on a magical dream ride. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2018

Julius Caesar is one of a series of introductions to Shakespeare's key plays. It is perfect as an introduction before studying the play, for revision purposes and for reluctant and struggling readers. The play is retold as a straightforward, pacey narrative in chapter-book format. The book use the present tense and lots of dialogue (in present-day English) to recreate the experience of actually watching the play. The text follow the original plays faithfully so students can acquire an accurate understanding of the action and plot. Memorable quotations from the original text (in italics) make this book perfect for exam crammers! Plus each book includes visual information to help pupils get to grips with the plot, the key characters and their important relationships in the play. The stories are all presented in the period of the play but with modern day language. Written by award winning writer Jill Atkins these are really accessible books. They are perfect for getting all pupils, whatever their ability, comfortable with each play before they go on to study it in its original form and a great all round introduction to Shakespeare.

The Pop Puffin (Yellow Early Reader)

The Pop Puffin (Yellow Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Tag! and In Pip's Bag (Early Reader)

Tag! and In Pip's Bag (Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Reading Champion: Hippo's Birthday Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Hippo's Birthday Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: Flash and the Butterfly Independent Reading Purple 8

Reading Champion: Flash and the Butterfly Independent Reading Purple 8

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Flash is a young foal who likes to explore. His mother warns him not to go too far away, but when he spots a beautiful butterfly, he has to follow it, no matter where he ends up! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for 5-7 year olds or those reading book band 8.

Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

In this story, Josh and Grandpa happily exchange letters and are looking forward to Grandpa visiting. Then Grandpa has to go to hospital, and Josh visits him instead... and brings him home. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: Sandeep and the Dragon Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Sandeep and the Dragon Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

In this story, Sandeep has to get his little sister to go to sleep. All is well until the dragon in his book comes alive and wants to play! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Lexi and her dad are on a boat trip to spot dolphins. And when Lexi makes a wish to ride a dolphin, she is taken on a magical dream ride. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Flash and the Butterfly Independent Reading Purple 8

Reading Champion: Flash and the Butterfly Independent Reading Purple 8

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Dog Likes to Dig Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: Dog Likes to Dig Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2018

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?

Up in a Rocket Band 2a/Red a

Up in a Rocket Band 2a/Red a

Author: Jill Atkins 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. A young boy has a toy rocket. One day it grows very big and he goes off on an adventure! Find out who he meets and what he does on his trip in this sweet illustrated story by Jill Atkins. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development The focus sounds in this book are: /w/ /z/ /sh/ /ng/ zz Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. 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.

Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2017

In this story, Josh and Grandpa happily exchange letters and are looking forward to Grandpa visiting. Then Grandpa has to go to hospital, and Josh visits him instead... and brings him home. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: Hippo's Birthday Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Hippo's Birthday Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park (Early Reader)

Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park (Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Peck, Hen, Peck! and Ben's Pet (Early Reader)

Peck, Hen, Peck! and Ben's Pet (Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Reading Champion: Dog Likes to Dig Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: Dog Likes to Dig Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?

War Stories: Home and Away

War Stories: Home and Away

Author: Jill Atkins, Vince Cross, Sue Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Blitz, War Nurse and Sophie's Secret War

Brightness Out of the Blue

Brightness Out of the Blue

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2016

Ella is mourning her dead mother and has moved away from her family home after her widowed father decides to marry Sonia, her mother's one-time friend. Ella is now working as a cleaner and is miserably unhappy when on day she helps an old lady after a fall. Could this harmless old woman actually be her fairy godmother? A Brightness out of the Blue is a beautiful modern-day fairytale with a twist in the tale.

Magpie

Magpie

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

Things start to go missing at school and Grace decides to find the thief.

The Witch's Daughter

The Witch's Daughter

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

When Jess sees the old Town Hall on fire, she takes some photographs. But when she looks at them, she sees a woman standing on the roof of the burning building. Is this a photographic trick or something more sinister?

Project X CODE Extra: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: Big Freeze: The Skate Escape

Project X CODE Extra: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: Big Freeze: The Skate Escape

Author: Jill Atkins 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 Big Freeze zone, Cat comes face-to-face with the Ice-BITE. Can she skate to safety? 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!

Aftershock

Aftershock

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2015

Maddy survives a dealdy tsunami, but she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry? Aftershock is part of the Sharp Shades 2.0 series. This is a shorter version of the original book published as a Shade 2.0. The Sharp Shades stories are illustrated and have simpler language and a larger font thatn the original book. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Sharp Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10.

The Real Test

The Real Test

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2015

Jaz has split up with Kris and he is upset. But tonight Jack is playing at the Rock Show. It is the biggest gig in town. The Rock Show is a low level phonics reading book. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this fiction story features a fully decodable text, suitable for struggling teen and adult readers. The Rock Show uses a carefully limited set of letters and sounds to make up all the words. (For UK schools this relates to Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme.) The Rock Show is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands. More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.

Whales

Whales

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

All you need to know about whales is in this engaging read. Find out about whales without teeth, whale talk and whale dangers. Whales is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Gold Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 626-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 7 - 8. Whales features a longer, more demanding text with extended vocabulary and sentence structures. It has wider vocabulary and terminology and the story-line is sustained for longer. More than one point of view is expressed and illustrations no longer support the text. Whales is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Dex the Digger

Dex the Digger

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Daz the little dump truck is stuck in the mud. Can Dex the digger and Sam pull him out of the mud? Dex the Digger is a phonics-based reading book. Beautifully illustrated throughout, 294-word fiction story features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. Dex the Digger covers the second set of graphemes that children meet in Phase 4 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. Dex the Digger is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

The Legend of the Three Brothers

The Legend of the Three Brothers

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

An engaging retelling of the fabled story of Lech, Czech and Rus - the three brothers who founded Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. The Legend of the Three Brothers is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Gold Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 800-word story is suitable for ages 7 - 8. The Legend of the Three Brothers features a longer, more demanding text with extended vocabulary and sentence structures. It has wider vocabulary and terminology and the story-line is sustained for longer. More than one point of view is expressed and illustrations no longer support the text. The Legend of the Three Brothers is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Postcards from Beth

Postcards from Beth

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Beth went to the seaside with her mum and dad. While she was there, she wrote some postcards to send to her gran back at home. Postcardd from Beth is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 177-word story is suitable for ages 5 - 6. Postcards from Beth features a short, structured text with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Postcards from Beth is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pinkthrough to Lime).

The Other Side of the Wall

The Other Side of the Wall

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Hedgehog, Badger and Rabbit want to know what is on the other side of the wall. They stretch and stretch, but they cannot see. Help comes from a small friend; Mouse. The Other Side of the Wall is a ook-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Blue Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this charming 202-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 5 - 6. The Other Side of the Wall features a longer, less structured text with a more flexible vocabulary. There is variation in sentence patterns and content, little repetition, and longer language patterns. It has a full raof punctuation. The Other Side f the Wall is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Clowns

Clowns

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Clowns are funny. Clowns make us laugh. A book about clowns, Clowns is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 124-word non-fiction book suitable for ages 5 - 6. Clowns features a short, structuredtext with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Clowns is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Pets

Pets

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Some pets live in cages, some pets live in tanks. Some pets live outside. Pets is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 108-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 5 - 6. Pets features a short, structured text with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Pets is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

How Will You Get There

How Will You Get There

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

How will you get there? By bike? By bus? By train? By car? Or on foot? How Will You Get There? is a phonics-based reading book. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 294-word non-fiction book features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. How will you get there? covers the fourth phase of letters and sounds that children meet in Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. How will you get there? is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Space Flight

Space Flight

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

An engaging account of a NASA shuttle trip into space. Space Flight is a phonics-based reading book. Illustrated throughout with breath-taking photographs, this 293-word non-fiction book features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. Magical Creatures covers the fourth phase of letters and sounds that children meet in Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. Magical Creatures is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Foxes

Foxes

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Find out all about foxes: what do they look like? What do they eat? Where do do foxes make their home? Foxes is a phonics-based reading book. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 225-word non-fiction book features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. Foxes covers the fourth phase of letters and sounds that children meet in Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. Foxes is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Jack is the school's star football player. He loves sports activities and he's an all-round popular guy. He's keen to make the most of his activity week in Snowdonia, but when tragedy strikes Jack's world comes crashing around him. How will Jack cope with his life turned upside down? This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want all the strengths of great teenage fiction in their stories. It's fast-paced, with a great storyline, exciting and full of drama, but also includes thought-provoking, poignant moments. It's a great book to entice a reluctant teen into reading!

Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Abbi's not doing well at school. Her homework's not good and she's always late for school. The teachers are giving her a bad time about it, but she's doing all she can. Because Abbi has a secret. And the school must never find out, or she and her brother Joe might end up in care. Can Abbi keep mum? This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want all the strengths of great teenage fiction in their stories. It's fast-paced, with a great storyline, exciting and full of drama, but also includes thought-provoking, poignant moments. It's a great book to entice a reluctant teen into reading!

Royal Nursemaid

Royal Nursemaid

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Royal Nursemaid tells the fascinating story of a young girl working in the royal household at the time of the birth of Queen Victoria's eldest son. Brilliantly reimagined by My Story author, Jill Atkins, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience as a servant in Victorian times.

The Real Test

The Real Test

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Ryan has passed his driving test and now he wants to borrow his mum's car. After all, he needs to show his friends how well he can drive - especially beautiful Mollie, who's keen to go out in the car with him. But Ryan's mum's not keen to let Ryan use her car. Ryan decides to take matters into his own hands - and only then does he face the real test. Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

Aftershock

Aftershock

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Maddy's on an exotic beach holiday with her family. After an argument with her mother, she storms off, but the island is engulfed by a deadly tsunami. Maddy survives, but many are dead - and she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry to her mum? Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2014

You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2014

Cry, Baby

Cry, Baby

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Charlie is fifteen (and a half). She's in her last year at school. She just knows it's going to be a fantastic year. OK, her dad says she's growing up too fast, but what do dads know? Charlie can look after herself. She can. Until she gets pregnant after a party. That changes things. Her life is ruined - and her parents will be furious. Should she keep the baby? Republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 4 (Pack of 4 reading books with 3 fiction and 1 non-fiction)

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 4 (Pack of 4 reading books with 3 fiction and 1 non-fiction)

Author: Jill Atkins, Emma Lynch, Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2010

Phonics Bug is a pretty special Phonics programme that gives children a firm, fun foundation in phonics. It uses research-based teaching methods so it's proven to work, and it joins 100% decodable books with CBeebies videos and an online reading world, so it's the ideal way to get today's little readers started on their journey to reading success. Phonics Bug books are ideal for use at home too, and are a great way to help your child take their first steps towards 'cracking the code' which will enable them to learn to read and spell. Helpful notes on the inside front cover of each book highlight tricky words and give you ideas for before and during reading, and the inside back covers include ideas for delving deeper after reading to check understanding. Phonics Bug Pack 4 is great for encouraging your Foundation Stage early readers. It contains 3 fiction and 1 non-fiction Phase 3 books The Queen's Plan; Chick Gets Lost; No Lunch; and Munching Lunch which are perfect for reading before stepping across to the Bug Club Red Level Pack. This pack covers the sounds ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo. The Queen's Plan: The King and Queen discover that life is much happier when they swap jobs the King cooks the meals and the Queen takes over the DIY! Chick Gets Lost: A chick hatches and searches for its mum and after several false starts, they are finally reunited. No Lunch: Sid and Nan go to the fish & chip shop for lunch and their greedy dog Pong steals their food. But all is forgiven when she saves the day... Munching Lunch: We find out about the strange things that animals all around the world munch for their lunch.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 07 The Fox and the Ducks

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 07 The Fox and the Ducks

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Fox gets stuck in the mud. Will the ducks help him? This book includes the following words: he, my. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 08 Chick Gets Lost

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 08 Chick Gets Lost

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Chick can not find Mum. Where is she? This book includes the following words: they, she. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 09 Meet Zinzan

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 09 Meet Zinzan

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Zinzan is having a good time on Planet Earth, until he gets stuck in the bath! This book includes the following words: we, are. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 09 Go Fish!

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 09 Go Fish!

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Neela and Craig have a net and a rod. Where can they get a boat? This book includes the following words: we, are. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 10 Up to the Stars

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 10 Up to the Stars

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Dad gets a new carpet. Mark and Cora get a surprise! This book includes the following words: you, her. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 23 Go-Kart, Go!

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 23 Go-Kart, Go!

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 5: Chris and Kate make a go-kart. But they forget to make brakes! This book includes the following words: one, two, once. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2010

Start Reading: Mad Uncle Albert: Mum's Robot

Start Reading: Mad Uncle Albert: Mum's Robot

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...

War Stories for Girls

War Stories for Girls

Author: Jill Atkins, Vince Cross, Sue Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

This book contains stories including Blitz , War Nurse and Sophie's Secret War .

Sophie's Secret War

Sophie's Secret War

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

In 1939, the start of the Second World War, Sophie becomes a messenger for a Resistance group in Northern France. But as the German invaders overwhelm the British forces on the French coast, Sophie finds herself more deeply involved with the Resistance - in a dangerous plan to save a young Scottish soldier...

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: The Fire Engine

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: The Fire Engine

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Historical Stories: Great Fire of London

Historical Stories: Great Fire of London

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2008

As a sleepy William awakes from the cries of Fire, Fire, he thinks something big must be burning. But from the comfort of his own bed he does not realise the whole of London is ablaze! Will is desperate to help save his home and beloved city but are Will and his family in danger? Will they be able to escape with their lives?

Pocket Tales Easy Buy Pack

Pocket Tales Easy Buy Pack

Author: Jill Atkins, Margaret Ryan, Julia Donaldson, Jane Langford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2005

Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot fail to capture children's imaginations at Key Stage 2. They are especially attractive to children who are put off by too much text

Pocket Tales Singles Pack

Pocket Tales Singles Pack

Author: Jill Atkins, Margaret Ryan, Julia Donaldson, Jane Langford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2005

Part of the Pocket Reads collection, a superb range of 120 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers which cannot fail to capture children's imaginations at Key Stage 2. They are especially attractive to children who are put off by too much text

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 7: Snapdragons: Toad Swims For His Life

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 7: Snapdragons: Toad Swims For His Life

Author: Jill Atkins 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 provide 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.

Cry, Baby

Cry, Baby

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2004

Rigby Star Guided Reception: Lilac Level: I Can't Find it Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided Reception: Lilac Level: I Can't Find it Pupil Book (single)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Wordless realistic story with a familiar setting and predictable structure Learning objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: The Fantastic Pumpkin Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: The Fantastic Pumpkin Pupil Book (single)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A fantasy story with a familiar setting and predictable structure. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Read phonically decodable two-syllable and three-syllable words. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Make predictions showing an understanding of ideas, events and characters.

POCKET TALES YEAR 2 THE GREEDY SNAPJAW

POCKET TALES YEAR 2 THE GREEDY SNAPJAW

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Pocket Tales is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imaginations! Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Sci-Fi, Pocket Facts and Pocket Chillers making up the rest of the collection of independent readers. The fiction books are beautifully illustrated and are guaranteed to appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. The non-fiction readers are equally as stunning and will captivate and excite children with fascinating facts. The 105 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers have each been carefully levelled to the National Curriculum and Book-Banded to ensure children make progression. You can therefore be assured that every reading experience is one that counts.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Vroom! Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Vroom! Pupil Book (single)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Genre: Modern story with animal characters and a theme of conversation. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the prime approach to reading and spelling unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Use syntax and context when reading for meaning.

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