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Books by Susan Gates

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.

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

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 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.

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