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The Big Pancake Blue Band

The Big Pancake Blue Band

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. The big pancake thinks everyone wants to eat it, so it rolls away. On its journey it helps lots of people but will it be eaten? Blue Band books feature more complex stories with several characters and episodes within one story to support comprehension development. Greater variation in sentence patterns helps readers to self-correct independently. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Erics Talking Ears Level 10

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Erics Talking Ears Level 10

Author: Susan Gates, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Talking to animals? With home-made ears? What rubbish! says Dad. But Eric wants to talk to the zoo animals. He opens the little blue book. He waggles his ears ... It cant work. Can it?Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Squirrel Level 9

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 9 Squirrel Level 9

Author: Susan Gates, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Looking after a baby squirrel is no problem for Alex ... Until Squirrel starts to grow up! What will Alex do then?Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

The Curse of the Crocodile King

The Curse of the Crocodile King

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

No-one the Croc King curses ever escapes Avenger . . . Avenger never gives up. It always tracks you down. Frankie Sparks and her brother Jin are going about their lives as normal, when Mizz Z, the formidable secret agent, arrives in town on a mission. She's on the hunt for some ancient relics, relics that everybody thinks have lost their powers completely. Everybody is wrong . . . The spirit of the tyrant Crocodile King has been lurking for years, waiting for his chance to return and release Avenger, his killing-machine tracker, once more . . . Frankie and Jin find themselves caught up in a centuries-old curse. Can they help Mizz Z to break it, or will the evil Avenger claim another victim . . . ?

Zilombo

Zilombo

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Something strange is going on by the slimy river Oozeburn. But Jin is the only one who knows. The ancient predator Zilombo is loose and has snatched Jin's baby brother. When Mizz Z, a secret agent, arrives to investigate, the race is on to save him. But the beast's mysterious powers are evolving. She's getting stronger. As Jin, his sister Frankie and Mizz Z make their plans, Zilombo grows hungrier...

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Icarus

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 8: Icarus

Author: Susan Gates, Ovid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Children can dream of what it is like to fly in this reworking of Ovid's classic myth, told through the eyes of servant girl Amara. When Daedalus the inventor and his son Icarus are imprisoned by King Minos, escape looks impossible. But with his ingenious talent Daedalus manages to construct wings, enabling the pair to take on the form of birds. Tragedy strikes when Icarus fails to listen to his father's instructions, and the invention that should be his saviour proves to be the opposite. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The Pumpkin Monster Blue Band

The Pumpkin Monster Blue Band

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Hanna's pumpkin grew into a monster. Can Hanna save the people? Blue Band books feature more complex stories with several characters and episodes within one story to support comprehension development. Greater variation in sentence patterns helps readers to self-correct independently. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: Grandma and the Leopard

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: Grandma and the Leopard

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

When Grandma tells Ava about the time she was chased by a leopard, Ava is a bit scared. But when Ava tells her little sister Elise the story, Elise is petrified! The following day, Elise thinks she can see leopards everywhere. Frightened of being gobbled up, she hides in a cupboard. Can Ava and Grandma save the day? Grandma and the Leopard is a beautifully-illustrated story about sisters and vivid imaginations! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 10: The Dog of Truth

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 10: The Dog of Truth

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Cal has a new dog, and it has an amazing special power - its ears twirl when someone is telling a lie! The Dog of Truth helps Cal learn when people are telling fibs - but Cal soon discovers that it's difficult to hear the truth all the time ... especially about yourself. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Leapfrog: Bill's Silly Hat

Leapfrog: Bill's Silly Hat

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2015

Bill's gran has knitted him a new hat. But he hates it! Everyone is laughing at him. Will he ever get rid of it without upsetting Gran? The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Robo-Vac

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Robo-Vac

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Robo-Vac Connor's great-gran doesn't want her cleaning robot, so Connor takes it home. Unfortunately, Robo-Vac becomes more of a hindrance than a help and it wants to run Connor's life. How can Connor stop the robot without hurting its feelings? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Stupid Trousers

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Stupid Trousers

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

'Those stupid trousers are too long!' Ross shouted. 'They'll trip me up. Everyone will laugh at me.' In Stupid Trousers Ross has got to wear red velvet trousers to his sister's wedding. Is there any way he can get out of it? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Micro the Metal Dog

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack B: Micro the Metal Dog

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Daniel is disappointed when his mum buys him a robot dog in Micro the Metal Dog. He wants a real dog, not a metal dog like Micro. Will Daniel change his mind if Micro learns to act like a real dog? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: The Lie Detector

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: The Lie Detector

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Lie Detector Gemma's friend says that Gemma tells lies. Gemma's friend wants to teach her a lesson, so she makes a lie detector. But who needs the lesson most? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 14: Helen Of Troy

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 14: Helen Of Troy

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The story of Helen of Troy is told by Karis, serving maid to the beautiful Helen of Troy. Troy is surrounded by the Greek army and Karis sees many heroic deeds and battles. Will Troy ever be free? 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16: Swivel-Head

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 16: Swivel-Head

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Simon's mum has just inherited a windmill in Swivel-Head. Simon hates it. The trouble is that everyone in his new life is mad about windmills. But what is the strange force pulling Simon closer to the windmill? What has it got to do with Noah Blezzard, who died mysteriously two hundred years earlier? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Jellyfish Shoes

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Jellyfish Shoes

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Jellyfish Shoes, Laura is very proud of her new jelly shoes. They are pink and see-through like raspberry jelly. When her brother, Scott, tells her they are made of jellyfish, she changes her mind about the shoes. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: Waiting for Goldie

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13: Waiting for Goldie

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Waiting for Goldie Danny's grandad is in hospital, so Danny must record the time that Grandad's champion racing pigeon, Goldie, returns from the race. What will Danny do when Goldie doesn't come back? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14 More Pack A: The Terrible Power of House Rabbit

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14 More Pack A: The Terrible Power of House Rabbit

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Ben's little brother is delighted when Dad brings home a 'house rabbit' for a pet in The Terrible Power of House Rabbit. Ben is not so sure. There is something different about House Rabbit. Then the family starts behaving strangely... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: My Dad Does Belly Dancing

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: My Dad Does Belly Dancing

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

My Dad Does Belly Dancing tells the story of Cal and his belly-dancing dad. Cal can't believe it when his dad tells him he is doing belly dancing to get fit. Just when he thought it would be impossible for his dad to get any more embarrassing... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: Dangerous Trainers

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack A: Dangerous Trainers

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Dangerous Trainers tells the story of a boy who discovers that his brother's new trainers are not safe. At night, the trainers can move by themselves. But where do they go? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 9: Making Monsters Happy

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 9: Making Monsters Happy

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Making Monsters Happy, Manu is a monster helper. Can he put a smile on the faces of Werewolf, Mummy and Monster Tomato? It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. 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 series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Lone Wolf

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Lone Wolf

Author: Susan Gates 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. Lone Wolf follows a wolf cub who is lost in the forest. Follow his adventure and find out how he will survive without his family to defend him. 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 Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Black Dan

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 13 More Pack A: Black Dan

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Black Dan Stevie's new dog is called Black Dan the Seventh. Stevie loves him, but Black Dan has a strange and terrible secret that could lead Stevie into danger. TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: Danny's Secret Fox

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 14: Danny's Secret Fox

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Danny's Secret Fox a young fox visits the factory late at night. Dad takes a photo of it and Danny cannot forget its magical fiery eyes. When the factory closes down can Danny help the fox? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. 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

Viridian

Viridian

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

A virus has swept the world, turning polluting, wasteful humans into peaceful human/plant hybrids called Verdans. More and more people choose the Verdan way, till only a few humans are left. But then the Cultivars rise - terrifying, cruel Verdans, genetically modified to become brutal warriors, who are determined to wipe out what remains of humanity. They turn the Verdan dream into a nightmare. And at their head is the lethal Viridian... The sequel, Viridian: Venus Angel, publishes October 2013.

The Wolf Cupboard

The Wolf Cupboard

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Leon is supposed to be looking after his little brother Danny when he starts big school. But some kids tell Danny that there's a wolf in the cupboard and now he won't go back to school. So Leon persuades Danny that wolves are great - and soon he has the opposite problem as Danny is desperate to find the wolf. Can Leon sort out his crazy brother without getting in trouble with Mum? School/family comedy. Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, aged 9+, at a manageable length (96 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Three Heads in the Well: A Magic Beans Story

Three Heads in the Well: A Magic Beans Story

Author: Susan Gates Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2011

When the King remarries, his beautiful daughter is forced to leave his castle by her mean-spirited stepfamily. Laden only with bread, cheese and kindness, the Princess seeks her fortune and finds three friendly heads in a well. When the stepsister follows, however, it is clear that the three heads may be either friend or foe . . .This story is a magic bean. It may not look much like a bean, but I can promise you that it is. For if you plant it in a young mind, it will grow into a love of story and reading. These beans are favourite fairytales and legends that will delight, thrill and thoroughly entertain. Each story has been brilliantly crafted by one of the best-loved writers for children. This story was published by David Fickling Books as part of the Magic Beans anthology. The complete anthology is available in hardback and in ebook format.

Zilombo

Zilombo

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Something strange is going on by the slimy river Oozeburn. But Jin is the only one who knows. The ancient predator Zilombo is loose and has snatched Jin's baby brother. When Mizz Z, a secret agent, arrives to investigate, the race is on to save him. But the beast's mysterious powers are evolving. She's getting stronger. As Jin, his sister Frankie and Mizz Z make their plans, Zilombo grows hungrier...

Water Bears Band 03/Yellow

Water Bears Band 03/Yellow

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

Explore the extraordinary world of water bears, tiny animals that you can find all around but only see with a microscope. Learn all about where they live, what they do, and how you can discover them for yourself in this simple non-fiction report accompanied by fantastic scientific pictures that bring the microscopic to life in a fun, exciting way * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type: A simple non-fiction report. * A summary of the steps to finding water bears on pages 14-15 helps children to recap the book and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Knowledge and understanding of the world. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Red Eye

Red Eye

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

Ellie is an expert animal tracker and Meriel can read the minds of animals. Together, they make a formidable team as they investigate animal mysteries with a touch of the paranormal.

Ghost Dogs

Ghost Dogs

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

When expert tracker Ellis is sent to investigate stories of greyhound poisoning, he is shocked to come face-to-face with a strange feral boy, and a pack of what seem to be ghostly dogs. Returning to the forest with his animal-mind-reading partner Meriel, he is plunged into danger by the wild boy's lethal supernatural powers, which can freeze a man to death. Ellis' only chance of rescue is Meriel, but she is caught up in reliving her own secret past as a feral child.

Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 2: Eric's Talking Ears

Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 2: Eric's Talking Ears

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by top authors and illustrators written and illustrated to challenge and motivate able readers. At the same time, the content is entirely suitable for able infant readers. 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.

Pirate! Band 15/Emerald

Pirate! Band 15/Emerald

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

It's Cal and Annie's first day at their new school. Cal is terrified that his little sister is going to tell the other children at school the family secret - that their dad is a pirate. All goes well to begin with, but as the day progresses, the news soon gets out! * Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * The excitement chart on pages 46 and 47 can be used to support an oral recount of the events of the story. * Curriculum links - PSHE: Healthy lifestyles (emotional health). * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 6: Snapdragons: The Mole Who Was Scared of the Dark

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 6: Snapdragons: The Mole Who Was Scared of the Dark

Author: Susan Gates 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 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.

How to Have a Party Band 03/Yellow

How to Have a Party Band 03/Yellow

Author: Susan Gates, Julie Sykes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Using simple text and photographs, this book shows the full range of tasks to be carried out: make the invitations, set out the food, decorate the room, plan the games, select the music and make party bags. * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text Type -A non-fiction text with lists and instructions. * A party checklist on pages 14 and 15 reminds children of all the tasks to be done, and provides opportunities for follow up work. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

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