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Reading Champion: What a Mess! Independent Reading Yellow 3

Reading Champion: What a Mess! Independent Reading Yellow 3

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Jazz wants to help her mum and dad with the painting. They are happy for her to help, as long as she doesn't make a mess! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Star for a Day

Star for a Day

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

A warm and wise tale about the unique challenges of pre-teen life from a master of the genre. Lucy has lived her entire life in her sister's shadow - Lola is always the centre of attention and constantly in need of new clothes for a party or kit for her dancing, meaning Lucy often goes without. But when a talent show comes to town, an unlikely ally helps Lucy step into the spotlight for once. Will Lucy discover her own star quality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

RU Happy

RU Happy

Author: Josephine Herrlinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

RU In Control

RU In Control

Author: Josephine Herrlinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Reading Champion: What a Mess! Independent Reading Yellow 3

Reading Champion: What a Mess! Independent Reading Yellow 3

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2019

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Jazz wants to help her mum and dad with the painting. They are happy for her to help, as long as she doesn't make a mess! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Owen and Eleanor Meet the New Kid

Owen and Eleanor Meet the New Kid

Author: H M Bouwman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

A new kid moves into Owen and Eleanor's neighborhood, and she looks about the same age as Owen and Eleanor, which is super cool. But she speaks a language that Owen and Eleanor don't recognize, she dresses differently--and even her food looks unfamiliar. Owen and Eleanor decide to keep an eye on this new kid...but they aren't expecting her to catch them spying! Owen and Eleanor Meet the New Kid is a story about welcoming strangers and loving your neighbor--and maybe even discovering a new friend in the process. The Owen and Eleanor series follows two kids from two different families as they navigate the ups and downs of childhood. The duo learns important lessons about faith, values, and friendship. Owen and Eleanor Move In, book one in the series, is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Junior Library Guild is a curated subscription service for libraries featuring books recommended by expert librarians for building an excellent collection.

Owen and Eleanor Make Things Up

Owen and Eleanor Make Things Up

Author: H M Bouwman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

New Adventures: My New Sibling

New Adventures: My New Sibling

Author: Tom Easton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2018

This first experiences series uncovers the worries and fears associated with big life changes that young children might experience and provides reassurance by explaining how they might feel and shows ways that children can learn to cope with these feelings. The sensitively written story provides guidance not only for children, but also for adults who want to help their child through these unsettling times in their lives. Children can read the books on their own or can discuss the books with an adult. Notes for teachers and parents at the back of the books provide related advice and information to help them guide and support children.

Reading Champion: Sid's Stick Independent Reading Yellow 3

Reading Champion: Sid's Stick Independent Reading Yellow 3

Author: Katie Dale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Sid the dog is desperate to find his stick, but he keeps getting it wrong. Then he finds another dog at the end of his stick... can they be friends?

Disaster Duck Band 06/Orange

Disaster Duck Band 06/Orange

Author: Catherine Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2017

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Disaster Duck is a super hero, ready at all times to save the animal world from disaster - the only problem is, he is often causing the disasters himself! Follow this clumsy but adorable character on his adventures in this humorous story by Catherine Baker. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /w/ wh /f/ ph /igh/ ie, y /ee/ y, e-e, e /j/ g, ge /ch/ tch /sh/ ch /c/ ch /l/ le Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Owen and Eleanor Move in

Owen and Eleanor Move in

Author: H M Bouwman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2017

The Snow Globe

The Snow Globe

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2016

When her family's circumstances suddenly change, Abi finds herself moving to the large and intimidating local high school. She's pretty nervous on her first day but soon meets someone she thinks she could be friends with - even best friends. But as the two girls bond over Abi's treasured snow globe, prejudices and stereotypes might just tear them apart. There's a lot to learn about friendships and forgiveness. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon Book 4

Penelope Crumb is Mad at the Moon Book 4

Author: Shawn K. Stout Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Penelope Crumb is not having a very good week. First she accidentally comes to school dressed as an elephant. Next, in gym class she's made to dance with a boy who is known as Lippy Gordon because of how sweaty his lip is. Penelope is mortified. And she's extra mortified when she discovers that Lippy doesn't want to dance with her either! When Grandpa tells Penelope that he sings to the moon when he's having trouble, Penelope grabs onto this plan. But sometimes you need more than the moon to fix things...

Star for a Day

Star for a Day

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2014

A warm and wise tale about the unique challenges of pre-teen life from a master of the genre. Lucy has lived her entire life in her sister's shadow - Lola is always the centre of attention and constantly in need of new clothes for a party or kit for her dancing, meaning Lucy often goes without. But when a talent show comes to town, an unlikely ally helps Lucy step into the spotlight for once. Will Lucy discover her own star quality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Penelope Crumb Finds Her Lucky Stars Book 3

Penelope Crumb Finds Her Lucky Stars Book 3

Author: Shawn K. Stout Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Awful Vera Bogg is Patsy's new best friend! Penelope is determined to win Patsy back. When the girls are chosen to paint a mural at Portwaller's Home for the Aged, it's Penelope's chance to show what a great friend (and talented artist) she is. But then a mean old lady called Nila Wister steals Penelope's paintbrushes, bullies her for treats and curses her with terrible Bad Luck! And, sure enough, no one can agree about the mural, Penelope's in trouble at school (again!), and Vera and Patsy are closer than ever. Can Penelope find a way to win her Good Luck and her best friend back once and for all?

Real True Friends

Real True Friends

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Hannah moves to a new school where she must decide who is her real true friend - the Queen of Cool or Zoe 'Freaky' Frost. A funny and touching story about friendship and fitting in. Hannah has to start at a new school in the middle of term, when everybody has already made their own cosy group of friends - will anyone be willing to befriend Hannah? Michelle, the Queen of Cool, says she will be her friend, but only if she stops talking to Zoe 'Freaky' Frost. Should she ignore Zoe to hang out with the popular girls? A hilarious, cleverly written read, with a reading age of 8 so also suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

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