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Karen Ball - Author

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Books by Karen Ball

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: Chocolate Chaos

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: Chocolate Chaos

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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. Strange things are happening at the local chocolate factory in the first book of this two-part adventure, Chocolate Chaos. Can Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger find out what the mysterious choc-bots are up to? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Lost and Found: Jungle Jar

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Lost and Found: Jungle Jar

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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. In Jungle Jar it's the opening day of a fantastic new eco exhibit but disaster has struck! Will Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger solve the problem of the mystery helpers? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: The Planet of Bones

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: The Planet of Bones

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new alien micro-friend, Nok. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The micro-friends land on the spooky Planet of Bones. They set off to look for the king and queen of Exis (Noks parents) but come up against a skelox a creature made of bones! Ant is captured by the skelox and taken back to its cave. There, he finds a baby skelox trapped in an energy cage set by some of Badlaws Krools. Can the micro-friends release the skelox before the Krools catch up with them? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Space Vultures

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Space Vultures

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new alien micro-friend, Nok. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. While trying to escape from Badlaws Krools, the micro-friends get trapped in the Dead Canyon a valley of meteorites that causes power failures. The situation gets worse when their ship is attacked by some vicious space vultures. The Krools trap a vulture and try to use it to attack the micro-ship. Can Max and Tiger release the vulture, stop the Krools and prevent the attack? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Ruby Cave

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Ruby Cave

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

After a crash-landing on Planet Celeston, Max, Cat and Nok set off to find the next fragment of Exis. What will they find instead? Find out in The Crystal Planet. In The Ruby Cage, Max, Cat and Nok are chased by a scary Minatroll but will it get them? Max and Cat find a pyrite panther stuck in a crevice. Will they be able to free it and will it lead them to Nok? Find out in The Hunt for Nok. In Race to the Pyramid, Ant, Tiger and Seven track their friends to the Crystal Pyramid, but they find the Krools have got there before them. Will the micro-friends be able to find their way through the deadly pyramid maze and escape the Krool commander? Find out in One Step Ahead. Nok is trapped in the Chamber of Treasures. The micro-friends have to save him, find the fragment and escape is there enough time? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: Race To The Pyramid

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: Race To The Pyramid

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

After a crash-landing on Planet Celeston, Max, Cat and Nok set off to find the next fragment of Exis. What will they find instead? Find out in The Crystal Planet. In The Ruby Cage, Max, Cat and Nok are chased by a scary Minatroll but will it get them? Max and Cat find a pyrite panther stuck in a crevice. Will they be able to free it and will it lead them to Nok? Find out in The Hunt for Nok. In Race to the Pyramid, Ant, Tiger and Seven track their friends to the Crystal Pyramid, but they find the Krools have got there before them. Will the micro-friends be able to find their way through the deadly pyramid maze and escape the Krool commander? Find out in One Step Ahead. Nok is trapped in the Chamber of Treasures. The micro-friends have to save him, find the fragment and escape is there enough time? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Crystal Palace

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Crystal Palace

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

After a crash-landing on Planet Celeston, Max, Cat and Nok set off to find the next fragment of Exis. What will they find instead? Find out in The Crystal Planet. In The Ruby Cage, Max, Cat and Nok are chased by a scary Minatroll but will it get them? Max and Cat find a pyrite panther stuck in a crevice. Will they be able to free it and will it lead them to Nok? Find out in The Hunt for Nok. In Race to the Pyramid, Ant, Tiger and Seven track their friends to the Crystal Pyramid, but they find the Krools have got there before them. Will the micro-friends be able to find their way through the deadly pyramid maze and escape the Krool commander? Find out in One Step Ahead. Nok is trapped in the Chamber of Treasures. The micro-friends have to save him, find the fragment and escape is there enough time? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Hunt For Nok

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: The Hunt For Nok

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

After a crash-landing on Planet Celeston, Max, Cat and Nok set off to find the next fragment of Exis. What will they find instead? Find out in The Crystal Planet. In The Ruby Cage, Max, Cat and Nok are chased by a scary Minatroll but will it get them? Max and Cat find a pyrite panther stuck in a crevice. Will they be able to free it and will it lead them to Nok? Find out in The Hunt for Nok. In Race to the Pyramid, Ant, Tiger and Seven track their friends to the Crystal Pyramid, but they find the Krools have got there before them. Will the micro-friends be able to find their way through the deadly pyramid maze and escape the Krool commander? Find out in One Step Ahead. Nok is trapped in the Chamber of Treasures. The micro-friends have to save him, find the fragment and escape is there enough time? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: One Step Ahead

Project X: Alien Adventures: Gold: One Step Ahead

Author: Karen Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

After a crash-landing on Planet Celeston, Max, Cat and Nok set off to find the next fragment of Exis. What will they find instead? Find out in The Crystal Planet. In The Ruby Cage, Max, Cat and Nok are chased by a scary Minatroll but will it get them? Max and Cat find a pyrite panther stuck in a crevice. Will they be able to free it and will it lead them to Nok? Find out in The Hunt for Nok. In Race to the Pyramid, Ant, Tiger and Seven track their friends to the Crystal Pyramid, but they find the Krools have got there before them. Will the micro-friends be able to find their way through the deadly pyramid maze and escape the Krool commander? Find out in One Step Ahead. Nok is trapped in the Chamber of Treasures. The micro-friends have to save him, find the fragment and escape is there enough time? Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Author: Karen Ball Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2006

Each title in this series contains a vivid evocation of a major historical catastrophe, in an easy-to-follow manner. 'Pompeii' recounts the tragic story of the Italian city that came to a sudden end upon the furious eruption of the volcano Vesuvius.

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