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Tara Binns: Trail-blazing Astronaut Band 16/Sapphire

Written by Lisa Rajan

Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series

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Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency.

This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini series is written by Lisa Rajan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Tara Binns: Trail-blazing Astronaut Band 16/Sapphire Synopsis

When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself on the Minerva-7 spacecraft! The astronauts are on a rescue mission to save their colleague Ortez, who has been stranded on the Moon. Can they get Ortez safely back to the Minerva-7 before a meteor storm destroys their luna lander and leaves them all stranded in space?

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ISBN: 9780008306601
Publication date: 27/05/2019
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008306601
Publication date: 27th May 2019
Author: Lisa Rajan
Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 56 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Reading Scheme, Science / Technology

About Lisa Rajan

Lisa Rajan writes children’s books that raise aspiration, promote ambition and challenge gender stereotypes. She is the author of the Collins Big Cat Tara Binns titles, which introduce a range of STEM careers to a primary school audience through exciting adventure stories.   A scientist herself, Lisa has a BSc in Biotechnology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College, London. She has worked in scientific research, scientific publishing and medical copywriting. She was an elected member on Southwark Council from 2002 to 2016, and was political lead for Environment and for Children’s Services between 2006 and 2010. &...

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