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Mike Phillips - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Mike Phillips is an illustrator for children. He was born in London, England and now lives in North Devon with his family.

Featured books by Mike Phillips

The Red Dragons of Gressingham

The Red Dragons of Gressingham

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2012

Reading age 7+, Interest age 8-12. The Green Men of Gressingham return with this sequel, available for the first time as a 4u2read. Full of twists, turns and fiery surprises! The Green Men of Gressingham are struggling to find things to do now that they are no longer outlaws. But just when things are getting boring, Lord Dashwood sends them on a very unusual mission! Can the Green Men complete it without setting their bottoms on fire? A hilarious story from an award-winning and hugely popular author. With a reading age of 7, it is particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling readers.

Other books by Mike Phillips

Oh Dear Me, I'm Late For Tea! Band 00/Lilac

Oh Dear Me, I'm Late For Tea! Band 00/Lilac

Author: Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

This picture story follows Granny's race against the clock. It's two o'clock and Granny has just one hour to reach her destination. As the minutes tick by, the story shows Granny's increasingly imaginative modes of transport, from skateboard to jet pack, before revealing why she is in such a hurry - it's her grandchild's birthday tea. * Lilac/Band 0 - wordless books that tell stories or give information through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories and information books work. * Text type - Fiction * The Reader Response page shows Granny's pictorial recount of the different transport she used, providing opportunities for speaking and listening. * This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: My Party by Maoliosa Kelly. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Time for School Band 03/Yellow

Time for School Band 03/Yellow

Author: Wendy Cope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2019

Engaging and fun, this poem is about the school day and is written by award-winning contemporary poet Wendy Cope. * Engaging and fun, this poem is about the school day and is written by award-winning contemporary poet Wendy Cope. * Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language * On pages 14-15, children can recap the different school activities featured in the poem using a story map. * Text type: A poem * Curriculum links: Citizenship: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Planet in Peril

Planet in Peril

Author: Scholastic, Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Aaarrggh! The planet is in peril. Can you help to fix it with these cool earth-saving tips? Planet in Peril is the ultra useful, totally indispensable, environmental handbook that no child should be without. In your Horrible Geography earth-saving handbook, you'll find out how to stomp on your carbon footprint, discover rubbish ways to watch your waste... and learn how to run a car on dead flies. Armed with earth-saving tips and lots of foul facts, YOU can go green and save the planet!

Horrible Geography: Violent Volcanoes (Reloaded)

Horrible Geography: Violent Volcanoes (Reloaded)

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Read the terrifying diaries of volcano survivors, get clued up with the spotter's guide to eruptions, plan an action-packed holiday with the volcano vacation guide and marvel at red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars. It's sizzling hot stuff! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rottenrock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Ever wondered where in the world tornadoes rip houses from theground? Or frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get all the answers and more in this book, where the weather makes the rules. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Learn all about the weird and wonderful creatures lurking below the river's surface, from the Amazon's crushing anaconda snake and naughty nibbling piranhas to the electric eels that will give you a nasty shock! Snigger as you sneak a peek at the river's sandy bottom! Swim for your life as you reach the edge of the awesome Victoria Falls! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rottenrock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Discover what it takes to be an earthquake expert, learn how to survive when an earthquake hits, and discover how rats and snakes can predict tremors. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rottenrock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Odious Oceans

Odious Oceans

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Discover where in the world you can tuck into a poisonous pufferfish, spot some perilous pirates and explore the savage seabed! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rottenrock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Bloomin' Rainforests

Bloomin' Rainforests

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Discover where in the world you can hide from vicious vampire bats, spot spiders the size of dinner plates and peer down the tallest trees in the planet. Are you ready to explore the world's jungliest jungles and climb their tallest trees, smell their stinkiest plants and meet their hairiest insects? With a brand-new cover design, format and inside look for 2019, it's geography with even more gritty bits left in!

The Stepsisters' Story

The Stepsisters' Story

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Lardine and Angula have a new stepsister, Ella, and they are determined to make her life as miserable as possible. Throwing tantrums and sulks, they ensure that she is forced to sleep by the fire, do the chores and certainly not go to the ball. But will their schemes stop the prince from meeting the girl of his dreams? A brand new edition of this fun twist on the Cinderella story, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Author: Catherine MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2019

It's Jack's first day at Glendale School. He's a star goalie, so why isn't he happy when he's asked to join the team? * Themes of family and friendship are explored in this exciting tale of school football. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * The storyboard on pp 22-23 offers children the opportunity to recap and retell the story in their own words.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- The discovery of new Viking treasure brings the museum its biggest exhibit yet -- a giant longboat. With such a huge attraction on show there's plenty of room to hide a secret, or two. In the Case of the Vanishing Viking, the Squad investigate legendary longboats, rare runes and hidden hoards to try to solve their latest mystery. --------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. --------------- Strange lights, eerie sounds -- something spooky is happening at the museum. The ghostly goings-on centre on a dented Roman helmet. Could it be haunted? The Squad aren't convinced but what better place is there for a ghost to hide than in a museum full of seriously old and rather dead things? -------------------- In the Case of the Roman Riddle, the Squad investigate ancient treasure, mystery mosaics and suspicious centurions to try to solve their latest mystery. Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Disgusting Denzil

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Disgusting Denzil

Author: Tessa Krailing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Denzil is everyone's favourite yucky little monster! That is, until his new baby sister, Devora, arrives. Can she really be more disgusting than Denzil? Books with chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Badcats

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Badcats

Author: Pat Thomson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

The Badcat gang are the hairiest, scariest animals around! At least they think they are, until they meet a little hamster called Hattie Books with chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Gruesome Guide to York

Gruesome Guide to York

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO YORK takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of York, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - meet at the Minster, amble through the blood-soaked Shambles and then climb to Micklegate - where so many traitorsheaded off. Deadly diseases, horrendous highwaymen and viciousVikings, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Gruesome Guide to Edinburgh

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: EDINBURGH takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Edinburgh exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - climb up the cursed castle, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit hellish Holyrood House. Kidnapped kings, mysterious murders and reckless raids, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- Has someone been taking money from the museum's donations at night? Why are there coins all over the floor? In the Case of the Curious Coins the Squad enlists the help of a few metallic friends -- robots from a new futuristic exhibition. These super-cool robots might be able to build furniture, cook up a feast and send messages, but can they spy on a thief? --------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Let's Eat Grandma! A Life-Saving Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Let's Eat Grandma! A Life-Saving Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Karina Law Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

This guide to the intricacies of grammar and punctuation provides clear, accessible definitions with comprehensive indexing. It is also a humorous text that entertains as Grandma seeks to lead us all to better grammar and punctuation usage. Fun illustrations provide a visual aid to clarify how incorrect use can be misleading (and often very amusing!). In addition to the main text (defining terminology and demonstrating correct usage), the book includes tips, mnemonics and jokes. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Race Further with Reading: The Petrified Pirate

Race Further with Reading: The Petrified Pirate

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these terribly funny tales. When Joe runs off for a life of adventure on a pirate ship he thinks he's sure to get rich. But he doesn't realise he's boarded the ship of the fearsome and terrifying Captain Blackbeard! Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics

Author: Mike Nicholson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no-one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy, and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From moving prehistoric creatures and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. -------------- Hieroglyphics: hard to spell and even harder to decode! When a strange message is found hidden on the casket of Pharaoh Raneb, the Museum Mystery Squad must crack a code nobody's seen since ancient Egyptian times. But this mummy's keeping mum. The Squad are not the only ones working on the mystery: they meet Egyptian expert Professor Peter Gyptex, and the very odd Vera Damclot, a fan of mummified cats. Can the Squad reveal the mummy's secret before it unravels? ------------------- Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Disgusting Denzil Level 10

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10 Disgusting Denzil Level 10

Author: Tessa Krailing, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Denzil is everybodys favourite little monster. From his mucky breakfast in the morning to his yucky supper at night, Mum and Dad are proud of him. Surely his new baby sister, Devora cant be more disgusting than he is?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.

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2015

Geography with the Gritty Bits left in! Where in the world can you: *Watch tornadoes that rip houses from the ground? *Meet the man struck by lightning seven times? *See frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get the Earth-shattering facts in Stormy Weather

Wicked World Tour

Wicked World Tour

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Geography with the gritty bits left in! Inside you'll find out what happens when a volcano turns nasty whether you'd survive at the frozen poles how a frog can help you get a drink in the desert Hold on tight as you embark on a whistle-stop trip around the globe, taking in everything from the perishing poles to desperate deserts, stormy weather to earth-shattering earthquakes. Crammed full of far-out facts, it's the ultimate Horrible Geography guide to the planet. Geography has never been so horrible!

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

In Earth-Shattering Earthquakes, readers can explore a world of fearsome faults, shaky ground and shattering shock waves. Discover what it takes to be an earthquake expert, learn how to survive when an earthquake hits, and discover how rats and snakes can predict tremors. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, Horrible Geography is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Violent Volcanoes

Violent Volcanoes

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Where in the world can you: Find red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars? Visit geysers that could boil you alive? Sniff some stinky sulphur? Find out in this brand-new edition of Violent Volcanoes! Fully updated for 2015.

History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

History Heroes: Christopher Columbus

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2015

Christopher Columbus sailed the seas in search of the perfect trade route - find out how his life and explorations helped to change the world! Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.

Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Where in the world can you: Peer over the edge of a roaring waterfall? Come face-to-face with a peckish piranha? Go white-water rafting through hair-raising rapids?

History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

History Heroes: Neil Armstrong

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing! Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon. Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Noisy Neighbours

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Noisy Neighbours

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Mr Flinch hates noise. His neighbours in Noisy Neighbours, a mechanic and a music teacher, can't help making a racket. Mr Flinch plots to get rid of them... 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 9 More Pack A: Oh, Otto!

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9 More Pack A: Oh, Otto!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Meet Otto, a boy from outer space, in Oh, Otto!. 'There is a new boy coming today and he comes from far, far away,' Miss Underwood tells Class Four. Are Charlie, Josh and Jo ready to meet Otto? 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: Stinky Street

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 11 More Pack B: Stinky Street

Author: Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Stinky Street Franklin loves his home, all his friends live in Stanley Street. But his mum and dad decide they need a bigger house. What can Franklin do to stop his parents selling the house and moving away? 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 16: Mythical Beasts And Fabulous Monsters

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 16: Mythical Beasts And Fabulous Monsters

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Mythical Beasts and Fabulous Monsters a prince faces the man-eating Minotaur, a Viking challenges the hungry Kraken, an adventurer rises with the immense Roc and a boy quizzes the wise Phoenix. 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.

Revolting Records

Revolting Records

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2012

What's the worst smell in the world? The ugliest animal? The most revolting parasite? You'll find the answers to all these questions and more in this book of most revolting things...Particularly suitable for reluctant readers and for 10-14s with a reading age of 8+. You may have heard about world records for things like the fastest runner or tallest person, but how about the records of some truly disgusting facts and feats - like the grossest smells, most horrible hobbies or revolting foods? Have you ever seen a painting made out of elephant dung? Or eaten crispy fried spiders? Find out more bizarre information about the world around you in this delightfully disgusting book!

Early Reader: Poppy the Pirate Dog

Early Reader: Poppy the Pirate Dog

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Poppy is very excited to be going on holiday, especially when she is given a skull and crossbones scarf to wear. But life as a pirate dog at the seaside is trickier than she realises...

Talk Talk Talk Band 04/Blue

Talk Talk Talk Band 04/Blue

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Bill longs for someone to talk to. Then one day the door to his room opens and...a giant bottom comes in! Legs, arms, chest follow as bit by bit, Bill's new giant friend appears. When his friend's last bit finally arrives and he is in one piece, they have plenty to talk about! *Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A traditional story. * A flow chart on pages 14 and 15 shows the different body parts that make up Bill's new friend, giving children the opportunity to recap and retell the story. * Curriculum links - Science: ourselves, parts of the body. * Talk, Talk, Talk is one of three Collins Big Cat books by Martin Waddell.

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Earth-Shattering Earthquakes

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2010

It's Horrible Geography's turn to get a revamp. With a brand-new cover design, updated text and now including a horrible index, it's geography with even more gritty bits left in!

Grim, Gross and Grisly Disgusting Facts About People

Grim, Gross and Grisly Disgusting Facts About People

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2010

Did you know that an adult human has two kilograms of skin? Or that if you took all the iron in the body, you'd be able to make a nail? Or that you have as many hairs as a chimpanzee? Find out just how horrible you are in this book of weird and wonderful facts about the human body! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Horrible Geography of the World

Horrible Geography of the World

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2010

Geography with the gritty bits left in! Inside you'll find out what happens when a volcano turns nasty whether you'd survive at the frozen poles how a frog can help you get a drink in the desert Hold on tight as you embark on a whistle-stop trip around the globe, taking in everything from the perishing poles to desperate deserts, stormy weather to earth-shattering earthquakes. Crammed full of far-out facts, it's the ultimate Horrible Geography guide to the planet. Geography has never been so horrible!

There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2010

A new title from the best-selling _Read & Respond_ series. * Differentiation advice and assessment guidance. * Plot, character and setting, speaking and listening activities. * Guided reading notes and texts for shared reading. * Extended writing projects.

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Gruesome Guides: Stratford-upon-Avon

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

HORRIBLE HISTORIES GRUESOME GUIDES: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - pay their respects at Shakespeare's grave, brave spooky Sheep street, and lob cheese in the river. Fatal fleabites, bloody battles and brutal beheadings, it's a trip no Horrible history fan will want to miss!

Instructions for Ages 7-9

Instructions for Ages 7-9

Author: Mike Phillips Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2009

This new edition provides Renewed Framework writing activities for every genre. Now with interactive resources on CD-ROM! * Inspire even the most reluctant writers with these creative resources. * Activities to teach your children crafting, drafting and editing, as recommended in _Grammar for Writing_. * Get interactive with on-screen writing activities, writing frames and more. * Develop their understanding of writing genres using example texts and invaluable definitions. * Quick-fire and week-long projects to fit into your day.

Planet in Peril

Planet in Peril

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

This is the next title in the color Horrible Geography Handbooks series. From climate change to carbon footprints How to Save the Planet is a horribly useful guide to the environmental issues that children are most concerned about and offers oodles of ideas of things readers can do to help to save the planet.

The Blitz

The Blitz

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Horrible Histories fans can discover if they could have survived the Blitz in this latest colour Handbook. From the pitfalls of navigating blackouts, to how leaving the toilet seat up could save your house from being blown to smithereens - all the things readers didn't know they needed to know are contained in this horribly handy format.

Foul Football

Foul Football

Author: Michael Coleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

It's a new season and a new kit for Foul Football with this revamped new edition. It tackles the subjects that other football books leave on the bench. From the first mad matches with a pig's bladder to the faithful fans and cracking competitions of the 21st Century, this glorious guide knows the score. Readers can find out which foolish team played in their Y-fronts; which fearsome goalie dangled the opposing team by the ankles; and, much more! It is heaving with facts and cartoons. If you want to be in the game, get Foul Football !

Germ Wars

Germ Wars

Author: Gill Arbuthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2009

We've been at war for years against millions of enemies - germs! A hilarious journey through what germs do to us and how we learned to fight back. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Bloomin' Rainforests

Bloomin' Rainforests

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Freaky Peaks takes the intrepid young explorer on a thrilling tour of the tallest mountains - from Everest to Kilimanjaro - encountering many dangers along the way, including glaciers, yetis, and avalanches. With a brand-new cover design, text updates and an added extra-horrible index, it's geography with even more gritty bits left in!

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2008

Geography with the Gritty Bits left in! Where in the world can you: watch tornadoes that rip houses from the ground? meet the man struck by lightning seven times? and, see frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get the Earth-shattering facts in Stormy Weather .

The Red Dragons Of Gressingham

The Red Dragons Of Gressingham

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2008

The green men of Gressingham are on a quest to find a dragon! The hilarious follow up to The Green Men of Gressingham. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Year 4

Year 4

Author: Julie Cogill, Anthony David Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2008

10 stimulating interactive puzzles and problems for the whole-class or groups linked to the resource book. Embed a range of problem-solving strategies with opportunities to listen, speak and think about maths. Covers the strands and objectives of the Renewed Maths Framework. 'Teacher Zone' provides planning grids, objectives and links to the Renewed Framework. Extensive bank of printable follow-up problems on CD-ROM.

Year 5

Year 5

Author: Julie Cogill, Anthony David Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2008

10 stimulating interactive puzzles and problems for the whole-class or groups linked to the resource book. Embed a range of problem-solving strategies with opportunities to listen, speak and think about maths. Covers the strands and objectives of the Renewed Maths Framework. 'Teacher Zone' provides planning grids, objectives and links to the Renewed Framework. Extensive bank of printable follow-up problems on CD-ROM.

Planet in Peril

Planet in Peril

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

This is the next title in the colour Horrible Geography Handbooks series. From climate change to carbon footprints How to Save the Planet is a Horribly useful guide the environmental issues children are most concerned about and offers oodles of ideas of things readers can do to help to save the planet.

Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Geography with the gritty bits left in! Where in the world can you: Peer over the edge of a roaring waterfall? Come face-to-face with a peckish piranha? Go white-water rafting through hair-raising rapids?

Violent Volcanoes

Violent Volcanoes

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

This title contains geography with the gritty bits left in. Where in the world can you: Find red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars? Visit geysers that could boil you alive? Sniff some stinky sulphur?

Desperate Deserts

Desperate Deserts

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

This title contains geography with the gritty bits left in. Where in the world can you: Spot sand dunes that bury whole villages? Discover some deadly desert wildlife? Follow in the footsteps of daring desert explorers?

Amazing!

Amazing!

Author: Hilary McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2008

Peter is the boring one. His family is dull, he never has exciting adventures. Even his ghost is hardly scary at all...This is a laugh-out-loud comedy starring the Quiet One (for once!). Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists

Author: Gill Arbuthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

From the man who ate everything, to the cat that's both alive and dead...A hilarious but informative look at some of science's strangest ideas - and thinkers! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Stepsisters' Story

The Stepsisters' Story

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2007

Lardine and Angula will make sure their stepsister doesn't go to the ball, marry the prince, or get her foot in that stupid shoe! Riotous retelling of the classic story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Witches

Witches

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

The nasty bits at your fingertips! Discover the truth behind the pointy hats and black cats, and other idiotic ideas about witchcraft, and brace yourself for foul facts about the evil executions the poor people suffered. Want to know: \* which magic word was used to zap zits? \* why people were paid to prick a witch? \* the terrible torture inflicted by a turca? Everything you need to know about Witches \- all the gore and more!

Hopscotch: Adventures: Blackbeard The Pirate

Hopscotch: Adventures: Blackbeard The Pirate

Author: Mick Gowar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Can one small boy save Sark Island from the terror of Blackbeard the Pirate? The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

The Gargling Gorilla Band 14/Ruby

The Gargling Gorilla Band 14/Ruby

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Brave Tim agrees to look after Rosa's pets. He isn't afraid of vultures or wolfhounds, or even giant rabbits. But he isn't so sure about the gorilla, gargling in the kitchen! A comic story with a familiar setting, from Margaret Mahy. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type - Story with a familiar setting. * The reader response page consists of a story map to encourage children to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Animals and us; Music: Animal magic, exploring descriptive sounds. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dragon!

Dragon!

Author: Hilary McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

When Max leaves his room in a mess, his aunt flies off in a rage ...and on a broomstick! Max is left on his own, except for a dragon's egg about to hatch. Warm, magical and funny Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Talk Talk Talk Band 04/Blue

Talk Talk Talk Band 04/Blue

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Bill longs for someone to talk to. Then one day the door to his room opens and...a giant bottom comes in! Legs, arms, chest follow as bit by bit, Bill's new giant friend appears. When his friend's last bit finally arrives and he is in one piece, they have plenty to talk about! *Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A traditional story. * A flow chart on pages 14 and 15 shows the different body parts that make up Bill's new friend, giving children the opportunity to recap and retell the story. * Curriculum links - Science: ourselves, parts of the body. * Talk, Talk, Talk is one of three Collins Big Cat books by Martin Waddell. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Grow Up, Dad!

Grow Up, Dad!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2004

Robbie's dad just doesn't understand him so Robbie wishes he could be 11 years old - just like Robbie! But he never imagines his wish will come true! A fast-paced, action-packed comedy.

Even Fouler Football

Even Fouler Football

Author: Michael Coleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2004

Even Fouler Football tackles the game both home and away. From beginnings on beaches to overseas leagues and international club competitions, this worldly guide will give you the score. You can KICK OFF with this hat trick: - The batty team that started out as a cricket club - The mixed-up manager whose team didn't have fixed positions - The cut-throat competition no one wanted to play in. And in EXTRA TIME you can determine the truth in our Porky Pies quiz, uncover the foulest Red Card results, and find out how some teams got their terrible names. Yes, football is fouler than ever before - right until the final whistle. If you want to be in the game, get Foul Football|

Lintball Leo's Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body

Lintball Leo's Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body

Author: Walter L., MD Larimore, John Riddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2003

Foul Football

Foul Football

Author: Michael Coleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2000

It's a new season and a new kit for Foul Football with this revamped new edition. This title tackles the subjects that other football books leave on the bench. From the first mad matches with a pig's bladder to the faithful fans and cracking competitions of the 21st Century, this glorious guide knows the score. Readers can find out which foolish team played in their Y-fronts; which fearsome goalie dangled the opposing team by the ankles; and much more! It is heaving with facts and cartoons. If you want to be in the game, get Foul Football .

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