Monica Hughes - Author

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Books by Monica Hughes

Carry Me Band 00/Lilac

Carry Me Band 00/Lilac

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2019

How do different animals carry their babies? In this book readers will discover, through a series of photographs, that some animals carry their young by the teeth, some on their backs and others in a special pouch. * Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that gives information through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how information books work. * Text type - Non-Fiction * Photographs of all the animal babies (and a human baby!) included in the book are repeated on pages 14 and 15 to encourage speaking and listening. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2: More Fireflies A: Diggers

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2: More Fireflies A: Diggers

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

One World Level 8

One World Level 8

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Take a look at different climates and landscapes from around the globe. Explore climates that are wet, dry, hot and cold using simple explanations and vibrant pictures in this photographic non-fiction book by Monica Hughes. A world map on pages 14-15 shows where each of the countries featured in the photographs are located to give children context and to help them recap information in the book.

Cars Level 5

Cars Level 5

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. Featuring a variety of cars, this photographically illustrated book cues children to identify different types of car by colour. Each left hand page shows the car in close-up while the text cues the colour, and the right hand page shows the car in action, driving along a road or tearing around a Grand Prix circuit. A final double page spread shows all of the colours clearly labelled to help children recap.

Shapes Level 4

Shapes Level 4

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, and with the focus on reading core words. Shapes are all around us, and this simple non-fiction text explores the circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars and hexagons which can be found in familiar objects and animals. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the shapes and where they can be found, to consolidate understanding of the book.

Project X Origins: Yellow Book Band, Oxford Level 3: Food: Yum!

Project X Origins: Yellow Book Band, Oxford Level 3: Food: Yum!

Author: Monica Hughes 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. This non-fiction book, Yum!, explores where our favourite ingredients comes from and the different meals that you can make from them. 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: Red Book Band, Oxford Level 2: Pets: My Pet

Project X Origins: Red Book Band, Oxford Level 2: Pets: My Pet

Author: Monica Hughes 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. From snakes to cockatoos, My Pet explores a wide a range of possible pets that children can have. 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.

Our World Band 02b/Red B

Our World Band 02b/Red B

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Take a look at different climates and landscapes from around the globe. Explore climates that are wet, dry, hot and cold using simple explanations and vibrant pictures in this photographic non-fiction book by Monica Hughes. * Take a look at different climates and landscapes from around the globe. Explore climates that are wet, dry, hot and cold using simple explanations and vibrant pictures in this photographic non-fiction book by Monica Hughes. * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * A world map on pages 14-15 shows where each of the countries featured in the photographs are located to give children context and to help them recap information in the book. * Text type: A simple information book * Curriculum links: Geography

Lights Band 03/Yellow

Lights Band 03/Yellow

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This book with beautiful illustrations captures the qualities of each kind of light, from sunlight to moonlight to electric light, the way it illuminates and the relationship between darkness and light. * Yellow level/ Band 3 books offer early readers varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type - A non-fiction recount. * A selection of the illustrations on pages 14 and 15 give children a chance to recap and discuss the text * Curriculum links - Science: light and dark

Cars Band 01a/Pink a

Cars Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This book helps children identify different types of car by colour using simple, repetitive text which reinforces common colour words. Cars are shown both in close-up and in action in its surroundings, driving in the city, off the road or tearing around a Grand Prix circuit. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A non-fiction report * Pages 14 and 15 give children the opportunting to recap the information and discuss the text.

Pushing and Pulling Band 01a/Pink a

Pushing and Pulling Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

The colourful photographs in this non-fiction recount demonstrates different ways of pushing and pulling through photographs taken in a children's playground, using swings, roundabouts and climbing frames and simple captions. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A simple non-fiction recount. * The photographs are repeated on pages 14 and 15 under the headings pushing and pulling providing an oppportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Three Rocks

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 4: Three Rocks

Author: Monica Hughes, Nikki Gamble, Thelma Page Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Three Rocks is based on the traditional tale Stone Soup. A poor man arrives in town with three magic rocks, promising that he can use them to make dinner for everyone - how will he manage it? This humorous story written by Monica Hughes and charmingly illustrated by Mark Beech will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds, enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 3: Boxer and the Fish

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 3: Boxer and the Fish

Author: Monica Hughes, Nikki Gamble, Thelma Page Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Boxer and the Fish is based on Aesop's fable of The Greedy Dog. Boxer is very pleased with the fish he has for his dinner, until he spies a dog with what he thinks is an even bigger fish ... This popular story written by Monica Hughes and beautifully illustrated by Ann Ruozhu Sun will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

All in a Month Band 02b/Red B

All in a Month Band 02b/Red B

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Join the countdown as one boy describes the events in his life in the past month, from moving house a month ago to preparing for school and making friends today. Accompanied by snapshots of each event, this illustrated non-fiction recount is written by Monica Hughes. * Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. * Children can re-cap the events of the book on pages 14-15. * Text type: A simple non-fiction recount * Curriculum links: Geography: Weather around the world

On the Go Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 09 On the Go Non-Fiction

On the Go Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 09 On the Go Non-Fiction

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Phonics Bug is the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics.

Winter Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 11 Winter Non-Fiction

Winter Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-fiction Set 11 Winter Non-Fiction

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 3 (Set 11) Phonics Bug non-fiction book: Read all about winter. It is fun!

Is it Quick? Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-Fiction Set 07 Is It Quick? Non-Fiction

Is it Quick? Bug Club Phonics Bug Non-Fiction Set 07 Is It Quick? Non-Fiction

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 3 (Set 7) Phonics Bug non-fiction book: Which animals are quick? Are you quick?

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 08 Sharon and Flash

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 08 Sharon and Flash

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 06 Stan and Vick

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 06 Stan and Vick

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 3 (Set 6) Phonics Bug fiction book: Stan can not grab Jack. He needs to get fit. Vick will help!

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 10 Turnips and Beetroot

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 10 Turnips and Beetroot

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 3 (Set 10) Phonics Bug fiction book: Mark's mum has a turnip farm. But Mark is sick of turnips ...

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Bright Stars

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 12 Bright Stars

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first synthetic phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this Phase 4 (Set 12) Phonics Bug fiction book: Can the Bright Stars beat the Panthers?

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Kick It!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Kick It!

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Pets

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Pets

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Get a Bus

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Get a Bus

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Rocket

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Rocket

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Fun on the Canal

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Fun on the Canal

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Taps and Pans

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Taps and Pans

Author: Monica Hughes, Thelma Page, Roderick Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Level 1+: Taps and Pans: Pick a top job! Kick It!: Kick, pedal and run to win! Rocket: Fix up a rocket. Fun on the Canal: Set off on the canal. Get a Bus: Get the bus to the shops. Pets: Let's get a pet!

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 1 (Pack of 4 fiction books)

Learn to Read at Home with Phonics Bug: Pack 1 (Pack of 4 fiction books)

Author: Monica Hughes, Nicola Sandford, Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2010

Phonics Bug is a pretty special Phonics programme that gives children a firm, fun foundation in phonics. It uses research-based teaching methods so it's proven to work, and it joins 100% decodable books with CBeebies videos and an online reading world, so it's the ideal way to get today's little readers started on their journey to reading success. Phonics Bug books are ideal for use at home too, and are a great way to help your child take their first steps towards 'cracking the code' which will enable them to learn to read and spell. Helpful notes on the inside front cover of each book highlight tricky words and give you ideas for before and during reading, and the inside back covers include ideas for delving deeper after reading to check understanding. Phonics Bug Pack 1 is ideal for your encouraging your Foundation Stage early readers. It contains 4 Phase 2 fiction books Tim's Din; Sid's Nits; Dig, Sid, Dig; and Kit's Kip which are perfect for reading before stepping across to the Bug Club Pink Level Pack. Tim's Din: Dad is sleeping, but Tim is tapping a tin, until Dad shouts at him to stop. Dad and Tim take a nap, but then Sam starts tapping the tin Sid's Nits: Sid, Sam and Nan all have nits. When a nit bites Nan, she and her frying pan get the better of it. Dig, Sid, Dig: Nanis working hard in the garden, while Sid relaxes in a hammock. But when Nan discovers a buried tin, Sid decides he is interested after all Kit's Kip: Kit tries to take a nap in Dan's cot, but Pad alerts Sid and Nan, who chase him away!

Phonics Bug Phase 2 Single Titles

Phonics Bug Phase 2 Single Titles

Author: Monica Hughes, Nicola Sandford, Jeanne Willis, Emma Lynch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This Phonics Bug phase pack contains one of every Phonics Bug (Series A) title from Phase 2. PHASE 2 Set 1-2 (s a t p i n m d) 4x fiction books Set 3 (g o c k) 4x fiction books Set 4 (ck e u r) 4x fiction books Set 5 (h b f ff l ll ss) 4x fiction books

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 03 Kat and Dan

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 03 Kat and Dan

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 2: Kat and Dan go to a tip. Can Dan get cogs? This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 01-02 Tim's Din

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 01-02 Tim's Din

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 2: Dad naps. Will Tim nap? This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 06 Max's Box

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 06 Max's Box

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 3: Max has a box. But why does he need twigs and cobwebs? This book includes the following words: me, be. This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 04 In the Pit

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 04 In the Pit

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 2: Rat is in the pit. Who can get him? This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 05 A Bad Lad

Bug Club Phonics Bug Set 05 A Bad Lad

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

This title is part of Phonics Bug - the first Phonics programme to bring together research-based teaching methods with 100% decodable books, CBeebies video, and an online reading world to give today's children a firm, fun foundation in Phonics. In this book for Phonics Phase 2: Fin is a bad lad! How bad is he? This title was originally published as part of Rigby Star Phonics.

Learn at Home:Star Reading Pink Level Pack (5 fiction and 1 non-fiction book)

Learn at Home:Star Reading Pink Level Pack (5 fiction and 1 non-fiction book)

Author: Monica Hughes, Jennifer Jacobson, Alison Hawes, Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2010

Five fantastic stories and one non-fiction book from Star Reading. With brilliant parent notes to help you get the most out of every book with your child, all at pink book band level.

Sip It, Dip It, Tap It Band 01a/Pink a

Sip It, Dip It, Tap It Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes, Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

Find out about different foods and the different ways that they are eaten in this photographic non-fiction book. * Pink/1A - A simple non-fiction book * Text type: Non-fiction. * Focus phonemes: s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d. * Pictures of all the different foods on pages 14-15 helps children to recap and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

The Golden Aquarians

The Golden Aquarians

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2009

Rigby Star Guided 1Blue Level: Josie and the Play Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1Blue Level: Josie and the Play Pupil Book (single)

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2009

Rich, multi-layered stories and texts with cross-curricular links specially developed for guided reading by top-quality authors and illustrators. Every title has its own Teaching Version which provides page-by-page support to develop word recognition and language comprehension skills. Expertly levelled to Book Bands ensuring the right book is used at the right time for every child. Even more exciting titles with 3-D illustrated Fantastic Forest which doubles as a perfect APP resource.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: Josie Goes on Holiday Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Green Level: Josie Goes on Holiday Pupil Book (single)

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2009

Part of the Rigby Star Family, Rigby Star Guided is the number one choice for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 guided reading.

The Keeper of the Isis Light

The Keeper of the Isis Light

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2008

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: On the Beach

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: On the Beach

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Fireflies A: Mirrors

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Fireflies A: Mirrors

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: Put on a Clown Face

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: Put on a Clown Face

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Fireflies A: The School Band

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Fireflies A: The School Band

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Feelings Band 02b/Red B

Feelings Band 02b/Red B

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

This gentle non-fiction book examines a range of feelings through the characters of a little boy and his dog. * Red / Band 2B - A simple non-fiction recount * Text type - Non-fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are ou (out), ee, ie (lie) and or. Other phonemes practised are ar, er, ou, th (this), ng, w, oo (look), and y (happy). * The final spread offers children the opportunity to recap and discuss the boy's feelings. * This story is paired with a non-fiction title that shares the same theme: Red 2B We are Not Fond of Rat! by Emma Chicester Clark.

The Big Turnip Band 00/Lilac

The Big Turnip Band 00/Lilac

Author: Monica Hughes, Collins Educational Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

An old man tugs on a giant turnip, but cannot move it at all. With help from the old lady, the boy and girl, and a whole host of other characters, will he able to pull it out of the ground? The structure of this wordless text shows how a story is built up through a series of events. * Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that tells a story through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how stories work. * Text type - Fiction, a wordless traditional story. * A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 shows the sequence of events in six numbered stages. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Shapes Band 01a/Pink a

Shapes Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

This simple non-fiction book introduces and explores the circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars and hexagons which can be found in everyday objects. Each labelled shape is accompanied by a photograph showing the shape in an environmental context, for example a rectangular brick in a wall or a hexagon in a honeycomb. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A simple non-fiction book. * All six shapes and photographs of where they are found are repeated on pages 14 and 15 to consolidate understanding of the book. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Lights Band 03/Yellow

Lights Band 03/Yellow

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

This book with beautiful illustrations captures the qualities of each kind of light, from sunlight to moonlight to electric light, the way it illuminates and the relationship between darkness and light. * Yellow level/ Band 3 books offer early readers varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type - A non-fiction recount. * A selection of the illustrations on pages 14 and 15 give children a chance to recap and discuss the text * Curriculum links - Science: light and dark * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 8: Snapdragons: More Little Mouse Deer Tales

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 8: Snapdragons: More Little Mouse Deer Tales

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provide a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is 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.

How to Make a Pop-up Card Band 06/Orange

How to Make a Pop-up Card Band 06/Orange

Author: Monica Hughes, Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - An information text. * A wordless flow-chart on pages 22 and 23 summarises the process and helps children remember the sequence of events. * Curriculum links - Design and Technology: Investigating and using materials, different joining techniques; Science: Structures; RE: Celebrations. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book is paired with a story on a similar theme: Arthur's Fantastic Party by Joseph Theobald.

Stripes Band 00/Lilac

Stripes Band 00/Lilac

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Where do you see stripes around you? This non-fiction picture book looks at all sorts of stripes. Do you see them on a zebra's fur, or as shadows on the pavement, or on a bright, woolly jumper? Alongside each photograph is a close-up snapshot that magnifies the various textiles and materials in detail. * Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that gives information through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how information books work. * Text type - Non-Fiction * A simple pictoral summary at the end of the book provides an oppportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book. * This book is ideal for supporting early work on patterns and art. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Cars Band 01a/Pink a

Cars Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

This book helps children identify different types of car by colour using simple, repetitive text which reinforces common colour words. Cars are shown both in close-up and in action in its surroundings, driving in the city, off the road or tearing around a Grand Prix circuit. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A non-fiction report * Pages 14 and 15 give children the opportunting to recap the information and discuss the text. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Pushing and Pulling Band 01a/Pink a

Pushing and Pulling Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

The colourful photographs in this non-fiction recount demonstrates different ways of pushing and pulling through photographs taken in a children's playground, using swings, roundabouts and climbing frames and simple captions. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A simple non-fiction recount. * The photographs are repeated on pages 14 and 15 under the headings pushing and pulling providing an oppportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

What's Inside? Band 02a/Red a

What's Inside? Band 02a/Red a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

What's inside a nut? What's inside a pod? What's inside you and me? The clear photos in this book will show children what's inside all sorts of things, from a pea inside a peapod to the skeletons inside us. * Red A/ Band 2A books offer predictable texts with famliar objects and actions, combined with simple story development or information development. * Text type - A simple information book. * Pages 14 and 15 provide an opportunity for children to recap and discuss the text. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

The Picnic Band 01a/Pink a

The Picnic Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

This simple picture book with a familiar theme, looks at the different thigns that a family take on a picnic; the rug, the basket, the sandwiches, the cakes and the drinks. The scene is set for a perfect picnic, until the wasps arrive! * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. * Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language * A labelled illustration on pages 14 and 15 gives children the chance to recount and discuss the story. * This story is paired with an information book with a similar theme: Minibeasts by Siobhan Hardy. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

The Wind Band 03/Yellow

The Wind Band 03/Yellow

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

What can the wind blow? A collection of colourful photographs show how the wind can blow a kite, boats, leaves, seeds, windmills,sand, snow and sea. The report also shows how strong wind can be destructive blowing trees and even houses down. * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text types - A non-chronological report. * A chart on pages 14 and 15 draw a comparison between light and strong winds giving children the opportunity to discuss wind and its effects. * Curriculum links - Science: pushes and pulls; Geography: our local area. * This book is paired with a story on the same theme: The New Kite by Julie Sykes. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 4: Snapdragons: Little Mouse Deer and the Crocodile

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 4: Snapdragons: Little Mouse Deer and the Crocodile

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2004

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is 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 1+: Snapdragons: My Dad

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Snapdragons: My Dad

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2004

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is 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 1+: Snapdragons: Breakfast

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Snapdragons: Breakfast

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2004

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provides a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is 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.

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Turquoise Non Fiction Life Cycle of a Swan Single

Rigby Star Independent Year 2 Turquoise Non Fiction Life Cycle of a Swan Single

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2004

Rigby Rocket offers a wide range of engaging stories and non-fiction texts. Written by much-loved children's authors, the books have been expertly levelled to ensure your children are able to read them independently.

Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 10: Face Painting

Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 10: Face Painting

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2003

Rigby Rocket is designed to offer links from guided to independent reading. It is linked to guided reading objectives, allowing children to practise valuable skills following a guided reading session. The titles are levelled to Book Bands for Guided Reading , and provide stories that children are able to read independently. Each title contains reading notes written specifically for parents/Learning Support Assistants. These focus on key reading skills and encourage discussion to improve children's comprehension. The Pink Level titles are aimed at children in Reception.

Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 3: Happy Birthday Josie

Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 3: Happy Birthday Josie

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2003

Rigby Rocket is designed to offer links from guided to independent reading. It is linked to guided reading objectives, allowing children to practise valuable skills following a guided reading session. The titles are levelled to Book Bands for Guided Reading , and provide stories that children are able to read independently. Each title contains reading notes written specifically for parents/Learning Support Assistants. These focus on key reading skills and encourage discussion to improve children's comprehension. The Pink Level titles are aimed at children in Reception.

Lighthouse Reception Pink A: My Cat

Lighthouse Reception Pink A: My Cat

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2001

This collection of infant reading books works as the skills-focused backbone of guided reading resources, with step-by-step skills coverage and the full range of genre. The scheme correlates to the NLS and the Scottish 5-14 Attainment targets for children. The readers in this scheme feature a wide range of genres (including non-fiction) and are levelled to Book Bands , the grading system recommended by the NLS. Within each Lighthouse band the books are organized in order of challenge, so each session moves children on. Each reader has an accompanying teaching notes booklet which gives guidance on teaching a range of reading skills.

Lighthouse Reception Red: Stuck In The Mud

Lighthouse Reception Red: Stuck In The Mud

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2001

This collection of infant reading books works as the skills-focused backbone of guided reading resources, with step-by-step skills coverage and the full range of genre. The scheme correlates to the NLS and the Scottish 5-14 Attainment targets for children. The readers in this scheme feature a wide range of genres (including non-fiction) and are levelled to Book Bands , the grading system recommended by the NLS. Within each Lighthouse band the books are organized in order of challenge, so each session moves children on. Each reader has an accompanying teaching notes booklet which gives guidance on teaching a range of reading skills.

Lighthouse Reception Pink B: We Love The Farm

Lighthouse Reception Pink B: We Love The Farm

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

This collection of infant reading books works as the skills-focused backbone of guided reading resources, with step-by-step skills coverage and the full range of genre. The scheme correlates to the NLS and the Scottish 5-14 Attainment targets for children. The readers in this scheme feature a wide range of genres (including non-fiction) and are levelled to Book Bands , the grading system recommended by the NLS. Within each Lighthouse band the books are organized in order of challenge, so each session moves children on. Each reader has an accompanying teaching notes booklet which gives guidance on teaching a range of reading skills.

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 5, Animal World Stories 4 Pack

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 5, Animal World Stories 4 Pack

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1996

Part of the Storyworlds series, this pack contains the four Stage Five Animal World stories. They are Dipper in Trouble , Dipper to the Rescue , Dipper in the Old Wreck and Dipper in Danger . Each stage of Storyworlds provides a carefully structured introduction of words and language. The different worlds ensure that these are introduced and practised in a variety of contexts. Stages Four, Five and Six adopt a broadening structure to encourage the move to independent reading. Between 20 and 40 new words are added at each of these three stages, and continued repetition of text helps to maintain the build-up of confidence.

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