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June Crebbin - Author

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Books by June Crebbin

The Rat-Catcher of Hamelin Band 14/Ruby

The Rat-Catcher of Hamelin Band 14/Ruby

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

A retelling of the traditional tale of the Pied Piper, and how he saves the village of Hamelin from the invasion of rats, only to take his cruel revenge on the people after the mayor refuses to pay him for his good deed. June Crebbin wonderfully captures the spirit of this story for older children, with a spine-tingling finale. Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions

The Firebird: A Russian Folk Tale Band 14/Ruby

The Firebird: A Russian Folk Tale Band 14/Ruby

Author: June Crebbin, Theresa Breslin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Grey Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes them to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions.

We See A Cloud Band 11/Lime

We See A Cloud Band 11/Lime

Author: June Crebbin, Moira Butterfield, Celia Warren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Leaves of gold and crimson Curl crisply on the street, Their papery voices chatter As they crunch beneath my feet. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A poetry collection. * Curriculum links - Geography: `use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather'. * Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22-23.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: A Pony for a Day

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: A Pony for a Day

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

In A Pony for a Day, Ella spends a day at a riding school where she finds out how to ride and look after a pony. Oxford Reading Tree 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.

Dog Rocks! Band 01b Pink B/Band 10 White

Dog Rocks! Band 01b Pink B/Band 10 White

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Dog and Cat are both thirsty, but neither is able to reach the shallow water in the bowl. Find out what happens when Dog thinks of a clever plan. This funny retelling of the Aesop's fable The Crow and the Pitcher is written by June Crebbin. *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 1B / Pink B, which offers emergent readers simple, predictable text, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. *Text type: A traditional story *A story map on pages 14 to 15 ensures children can recap the story and discuss each stage. *Curriculum links: Science, Citizenship

The Queen's Maid

The Queen's Maid

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Lady Jane has a taste for Elizabethan adventure in this spirited historical Racing Read. Lady Jane Hargrave is a reluctant maid of honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth I - but before she knows it she is appearing in a Shakespeare play, helping Francis Drake fight off the Spanish Armada and saving the Queen's life. Long live the Queen! Long live adventure!

Horse Tales

Horse Tales

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

This collection draws on a wide range of locations, times and cultures, featuring tales from Ancient Greece, fourteenth-century Mongolia, Medieval France and the present day. The horses and ponies themselves are equally diverse, each magnificently pictured in full colour by award-winning artist Inga Moore, who, like June Crebbin, is a lifelong horse-lover. Any child who shares their passion will find this the perfect equine companion.

Crocodile Is Coming!

Crocodile Is Coming!

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2005

An anthology of poems by a favourite writer for children. This best-ever collection brings together over 50 poems exploring the young child's world and experience, both real and imaginary. Varied in tone - from funny to lyrical and emotional - they cover a range of poetic forms and all have June Crebbin's sure touch. With black and white illustrations throughout.;This is a wonderful introduction to poetry for young children.

The King's Shopping

The King's Shopping

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2005

Based around the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence , these three stories expand the stories of the king, the queen and the maid in amusing and modern ways! Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.

Lucy and the Firestone

Lucy and the Firestone

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Lucy and the Firestone is part of Walker Starters, a wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. The firestone in the Royal Lighthouse has gone out! Lucy, the Lighthouse Keeper's daughter, must follow clues in a riddle to find another one before it's too late. This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, signs and reports. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Pirate

Hal the Pirate

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2004

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Pirate is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Yo ho the billy-o, a pirate's life for me! But is it really a pirate's life for Hal, who gets seasick, falls overboard (a lot), and doesn't know his west from his east? This is a charming story with a twist at the end, told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles and diary entries. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

Hal the Highwayman

Hal the Highwayman

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Hal the Highwayman is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Hal wants to be a fearsome highwayman - but he's very clumsy and isn't at all scary. So he signs up for Dick Turpin's School for Highwayman. Lessons start at once! This is a charming and witty story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, postcards and posters. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

The Dragon Test

The Dragon Test

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. The Dragon Test is part of Walker Starters, a wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Princess Jem wants to pass the dragon test - and that means she has to catch a dragon. But when the dragon she's hunting captures Jem instead, the princess will have to think outside the box if she wants to get back to her castle. This is a charming and uplifting story, told through a range of writing styles, including letters, posters and lists. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively, stylish and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2000

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin will absorb and delight girls and boys aged 5+. A great first poetry book; the poems span time, from Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare right up to date with Roger McGough and Michael Rosen. Themes covered, such as mealtimes, playtime, animals, family and bedtime, really appeal to youngreaders. A truly lovely collection of all-time favourite poems. June Crebbin is an ex-primary teacher, now a full-time writer. She is in great demand for author visits and runs very successful writing workshops in schools. June has written a wide range of children's books and writes poetry for children and adults. She lives in Leicester.

The Train Ride

The Train Ride

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/1997

A little girl and her mother board the train in town and set off on a journey through the countryside. As they travel, the girl looks out of the window, asking What shall I see? What shall I see? And what does she see? Sheep, cows, horses and much more!

The Train Ride

The Train Ride

Author: June Crebbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1996

Climb aboard for a rhythmic train ride through the country. There's lots to see and someone very special waiting at the end! A little girl and her mother board the train in town and set off on a journey through the countryside. As they travel, the girl looks out of the window, asking What shall I see? What shall I see? And what does she see? Sheep, cows, horses and much more!

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