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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.