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Mick Gowar - Author

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Books by Mick Gowar

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: 10/10/2019

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.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Escaping Slavery

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Escaping Slavery

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

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. Escaping Slavery follows the stories of people who were captured and sold into the slave trade, as well as stories of those who helped slaves escape and how slavery was eventually abolished. 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.

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.

Reading Champion: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Coyote the Fire Thief Independent Reading 15

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2019

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.

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.

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Hide and Seek: Animal Magic

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Hide and Seek: Animal Magic

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. Non-fiction book Animal Magic explores which animals like to hide and where we can find them. Ant tries to find them with you too. 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: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Masks in Film and Theatre

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Masks in Film and Theatre

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. Explore how masks are used for entertainment in Masks in Film and Theatre. 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: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Safe Behind a Mask

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Safe Behind a Mask

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. Explore how masks are used for protection in Safe Behind a Mask. 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: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Under Attack!

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Under Attack!

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. Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger explore strong defences from both the past and present, from water and high walls, to modern security cameras and alarms. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 15: Beowulf, Grendel And The Dragon

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 15: Beowulf, Grendel And The Dragon

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

Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon tells the story of the heroic warrior Beowulf as he battles a hate-filled demon, then its vengeful mother and a furious fire-breathing dragon. Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Dilemmas and Decisions: A Matter of Life and Death

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Dilemmas and Decisions: A Matter of Life and Death

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. A Matter of Life and Death investigates famous explorers and sailors who became stranded or lost and had to fight for their survival in extreme conditions. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12A: TreeTops Non-Fiction: The Unexplained

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 12A: TreeTops Non-Fiction: The Unexplained

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2007

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 11A: TreeTops More Non-Fiction: A Guide to Revolting Rome

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 11A: TreeTops More Non-Fiction: A Guide to Revolting Rome

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Hopscotch: Adventures: Blackbeard The Pirate

Hopscotch: Adventures: Blackbeard The Pirate

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Can one small boy save Sark Island from the terror of Blackbeard the Pirate? The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Picture This!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Picture This!

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 15: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Pirates

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 15: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Pirates

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2006

TreeTops Non-Fiction is an exciting extension to the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops range. Pirates - a look at the history, traditional accounts of, and an interesting take on the nature of modern piracy.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 16: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Pests, Plagues and Parasites

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 16: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Pests, Plagues and Parasites

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2006

TreeTops Non-Fiction is an exciting extension to the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops range. Pests, Plagues and Parasites -tiny little creatures that wreak havoc and destruction.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 13: Treetops Non-Fiction: Making Music

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 13: Treetops Non-Fiction: Making Music

Author: Mick Gowar, Simon Gunton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 13: Treetops Non-Fiction: Wonderful Things

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 13: Treetops Non-Fiction: Wonderful Things

Author: Mick Gowar, Sarah Fleming, Claire Llewellyn, Fiona MacDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Pocket Chillers Year 4 Horror Fiction: The Horrible Hands

Pocket Chillers Year 4 Horror Fiction: The Horrible Hands

Author: Mick Gowar, David Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2005

Pocket Chillers 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 Facts, Pocket Tales and Pocket Sci-Fi 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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 11: Treetops Non-Fiction: Wall Soldier

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 11: Treetops Non-Fiction: Wall Soldier

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2005

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development 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.

Laser Quest

Laser Quest

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1998

Louise is not happy about giving up her Saturday to help out at her little brother's Birthday party - a trip to Laser Adventure. But Laser Adventure turns out to be anything but dull, for Louise discovers that someone is playing the game with a gun that isn't firing harmless laser beams.

POCKET TALES YEAR 5 YALLERY BROWN

POCKET TALES YEAR 5 YALLERY BROWN

Author: Mick Gowar 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.

POCKET TALES YEAR 2 TOPS AND BOTTOMS

POCKET TALES YEAR 2 TOPS AND BOTTOMS

Author: Mick Gowar 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.

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