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Mick Gowar - Author

Books by Mick Gowar

Reading Champion: The Fox and the Goose Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: The Fox and the Goose Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

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). A traditional Aesop fable is retold as the story of Fox and Goose, who try to be friends, but end up misunderstanding one another and not showing compassion for each other's needs, with disastrous consequences. 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: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

In this retelling of a native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world. 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. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Reading Champion: How Bear Lost His Tail Independent Reading 11

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off! 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. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Tuva

Tuva

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Romulus and Remus

Must Know Stories: Level 2: Romulus and Remus

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2015

A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Roman myth. Twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, never stop fighting. They are brought up in the wild, but even their return to the kingdom of Alba Longa does not stop the arguments. Their grandfather tells them to build a new city - but where to build it causes their last and deadliest argument yet. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words with short chapters.

Start Reading: Sheriff Stan: Rodeo Rider

Start Reading: Sheriff Stan: Rodeo Rider

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Buildings: Cool Buildings

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Buildings: Cool Buildings

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

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. Cool Buildings explores the most incredible buildings around the world, with Max and Tiger commenting on the facts we are learning. 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.

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Pirates: Blackbeard's Ship

Project X Origins: Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Pirates: Blackbeard's Ship

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

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. Jump aboard and explore the history of this famous pirate ship in Blackbeard's Ship. 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.

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