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Lynne Benton - Author

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Books by Lynne Benton

Reading Champion: The Hen-Duck Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: The Hen-Duck Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

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) When a little chick hatches with the ducklings, she grows up to think she's a duck! 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: The Mermaid of Zennor Independent Reading 17

Reading Champion: The Mermaid of Zennor Independent Reading 17

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

In this retelling of a Cornish folktale, we visit the mermaid's chair of Zennor Church and learn the tale of the mermaid and local man, Matthew Trewella. This colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. 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: Sandy the Dog Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Sandy the Dog Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

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) Sandy the dog is busy training the family to become the perfect dog owners! 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: The Mermaid of Zennor Independent Reading 17

Reading Champion: The Mermaid of Zennor Independent Reading 17

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

In this retelling of a Cornish folktale, we visit the mermaid's chair of Zennor Church and learn the tale of the mermaid and local man, Matthew Trewella. This colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. 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: Poor Bear Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Poor Bear Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

In this story, it is Amy's turn to take home Bear, the class mascot. She really wants him to have a good time and they have lots of adventures. But it might be a little too exciting for Bear... and Dad! 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.

Froglets: Amazing Archie

Froglets: Amazing Archie

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Amazing Archie is an exciting story for wildlife fans and budding environmentalists who are beginning to read independently. Archie the bat loves to do tricks. The other bats think he is silly. But Archie's dare-devil flying performances might just save their home! The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary.

Froglets: Super Baby

Froglets: Super Baby

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Super Baby is an exciting story for all those big brothers and sisters out there who are beginning to read independently. Joel is feeling bored. Then baby Marsha wakes up and drives off in her pram! Can Joel catch up with her? And what mischief might she cause, or prevent? The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary.

Froglets: Gerald's Busy Day

Froglets: Gerald's Busy Day

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2015

Gerald's Busy Day is a funny story for young animal fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band blue. Tom and Lucy wonder whether their pet gerbil, Gerald, will be bored while they're at school. Mum thinks he will sleep all day, but Gerald has other ideas! The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words and puzzles to encourage retelling the story and to help build vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Tiddlers: The Princess and the Dragon

Tiddlers: The Princess and the Dragon

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

The princess has a very unusual best friend ... a fire-breathing dragon! A Prince passing by stops to rescue the princess but soon realises he is not needed! The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.

The Rabbit's Tale

The Rabbit's Tale

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This is a charming retelling of the traditional folktale, perfectly matched with witty illustrations by Fred Blunt. Rabbit's burrow is far too small so he goes to Wise Owl for advice. But is Owl serious when he tells Rabbit to invite all his friends and family to stay? It includes easy-to-read text, with fun comprehension puzzles at the end. It is a wonderful addition to the Usborne First Reading series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.

Stranger in the Snow/L'etranger dans la neige

Stranger in the Snow/L'etranger dans la neige

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2010

Anna is always imagining things and her brother Paul teases her about it. But one day a stranger turns their world upside down. Who - or what - is he? The parallel text will help you to find out - in English and French!

Stranger in the Snow/Un extrano en la nieve

Stranger in the Snow/Un extrano en la nieve

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2010

Anna is always imagining things and her brother Paul teases her about it. But one day a stranger turns their world upside down. Who - or what - is he? The parallel text will help you to find out - in English and Spanish!

The Stonecutter

The Stonecutter

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2009

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, part of the Usborne Reading Programme . It is based on a traditional Japanese folktale. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. The Stonecutter spends his days cutting stone from a mountain, wishing he was rich - but when he is heard by a mountain spirit who grants his wish, he soon realises that there is more to life than money...It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

The Chariot Race/La carrera de carros

The Chariot Race/La carrera de carros

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2009

Ali's donkey strays into the arena during a very important chariot race - and wins the race! The parallel text will help you to follow Ali's exciting adventure in Spanish and English! Includes parallel text, speech bubbles, guidance for readers and a quiz to check understanding.

The Chariot Race/La course de chars

The Chariot Race/La course de chars

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2009

Ali's donkey strays into the arena during a very important chariot race - and wins the race! The parallel text will help you to follow Ali's exciting adventure - in French and English! Includes parallel text, speech bubbles, guidance for readers and a quiz to check understanding.

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