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Alessia Trunfio - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

A background colourist, illustrator and animator based in Rome.

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Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a farmer! When she goes to feed the animals on the farm, she discovers that they are mysteriously in the wrong pens. Chickens are in the horse's field, a horse is in the sheep pen ... and one sheep is missing! With everyone in a flap at the farm, can Dani restore order? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Promising Police Officer Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Promising Police Officer Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a police officer! Several thefts have been reported at the town market - a silver bracelet, a set of keys, some coins, and a badge have all gone missing. But who has taken them? Dani and her fellow police officers, Asha and Tai, have their suspicions, but the clues seem to lead down a different path. Will Dani find the real culprit? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Fair-play Footballer Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fair-play Footballer Band 10/White

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself on the substitutes' bench in a packed football stadium! It is the final game in the mixed teams National League Cup and, when a player gets injured, the Red team need Dani's help. How will she tackle being a footballer? Will she score the winning goal or let the team down? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Talented Train Driver Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns Talented Train Driver Band 09/Gold

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself in the front cab of a train ... and she's the train driver! Asha, the other driver, and Tai, the conductor, show Dani how to work the train's controls and off they go ... until they come across something on the track ahead! Dani slams on the brakes and stops just in time to avoid hitting a herd of cows who have escaped from their field. With danger down the line, will Dani be able to get things back on track? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Hercules

Hercules

Author: Benjamin Hulme-Cross Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Hercules wants to be famous forever and the only way to do that is to complete the tasks the King sets him. The tasks won't be easy; in fact, Hercules will have to face some of the most terrifying and dangerous creatures that live on earth - and in hell! Join Hercules as he wrestles a man-eating lion, tricks the god Atlas, and tries to kidnap Hades' ferocious guard dog. Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate and illustrated stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language (EAL). With bonus bits at the back of the book, including reading notes and exciting facts, these are perfect for sparking discussion and engaging young readers. Printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, Hercules is aimed at readers aged 10+ and has a manageable length (96 pages) and reading age (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Catch Up offers intervention programmes proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 10+ with a reading age of 8+

Thor

Thor

Author: Benjamin Hulme-Cross Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Join Thor as he battles with frost giants, goes fishing for sea serpents, and tries to figure out who has stolen his hammer. With the trickster god Loki tagging along on his quests, Thor will not only have to squeeze into a wedding dress but also test his strength against a giant's cat that's so big he can't reach its tummy, even on his tip toes. Thor may be the god of thunder but that won't stop him from seeking trouble and adventure! Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate and illustrated stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language (EAL). With bonus bits at the back of the book, including reading notes and exciting facts, these are perfect for sparking discussion and engaging young readers. Printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, Thor is aimed at readers aged 10+ and has a manageable length (96 pages) and reading age (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Catch Up offers intervention programmes proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 10+ with a reading age of 8+

Odysseus

Odysseus

Author: Benjamin Hulme-Cross Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Odysseus is a hero but all he really wants to do is defeat the Trojans and go home. The trouble is both those tasks will take a bit longer than he hoped, and he'll need all his cunning to get there. What's more, once he does, there will be more challenges in store! Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate and illustrated stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language (EAL). With bonus bits at the back of the book, including reading notes and exciting facts, these are perfect for sparking discussion and engaging young readers. Printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, Odysseus is aimed at readers aged 10+ and has a manageable length (96 pages) and reading age (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Catch Up offers intervention programmes proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 10+ with a reading age of 8+

King Arthur

King Arthur

Author: Benjamin Hulme-Cross Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Arthur has no thoughts of being king - he's a squire and that's that. But the old king is dead and Merlin the wizard has set up a sword, pushed halfway into a rock. The one who pulls out the sword will be the new king - and soon, that's Arthur! Follow King Arthur as he battles giants and knights, and learns to be a true king. Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate and illustrated stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language (EAL). With bonus bits at the back of the book, including reading notes and exciting facts, these are perfect for sparking discussion and engaging young readers. Printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, King Arthur is aimed at readers aged 10+ and has a manageable length (96 pages) and reading age (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Catch Up offers intervention programmes proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult. Book Band: Brown Ideal for ages 10+ with a reading age of 8+

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a firefighter! She finds herself in a fire engine, racing to the scene of a fire in a lighthouse. With no fire hydrant or water supply nearby, Dani and the team have to think fast. Can they keep their cool and save the lighthouse owner's kittens from the blaze? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself in the bustling kitchen of a restaurant - and she's one of the chefs! When the sauce chef gets distracted and mixes up her ingredients, it's up to Dani to come up with a plan. Will she get a taste for working in a restaurant? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a builder! The team are busy constructing a new development of houses when they hit a brick wall with the building plans. They need Dani's help, but how will she measure up? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a paramedic! She finds herself in an ambulance speeding to the scene of an accident. A girl has fallen off a bike in the street and hurt herself. After an assessment by Dani and the team, she seems OK. But why did she fall off the bike in the first place... and who is this 'Benny' she keeps asking about? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Mighty Mountain Ranger Band 15/Emerald

Tara Binns: Mighty Mountain Ranger Band 15/Emerald

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a climate change scientist! She finds herself on the edge of a snowy mountain, negotiating with a developer who wants to enlarge the local ski resort. She and her team are concerned this would mean cutting down the surrounding forest, removing the habitat of local wildlife as a result and unsettling the snowy surroundings. Can they persuade him to change his plans before disaster strikes on the mountainside? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini- series is written by Lisa Rajan. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Creative Coder Band 16/Sapphire

Tara Binns: Creative Coder Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself working on coding and design for a computer game! The team have discovered that someone is hacking the game and some gamers have been losing their high scores. Does it have something to do with the rivalry between the coding and design teams? And can Tara help them to realise their individual skills and work together to complete the game development? 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.

Tara Binns: Clued-up Detective Band 17/Diamond

Tara Binns: Clued-up Detective Band 17/Diamond

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens... Tara Binns is a police detective! When the team are called to look into a missing person, can Tara use her eagle eyes and sharp thinking to piece together the clues and solve the mystery? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. 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 activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

Author: Alison Reynolds Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Curious Nambo is so clumsy with his short snout. No one will play with him or answer all his questions! He just wants to know what crocodiles eat for lunch. Annoyed, Hippopotamus tricks Nambo into finding out the answer for himself. So when Hippopotamus gets stuck in the river, Nambo must decide whether or not to help her. Find out just how the elephant got its long trunk in this unique twist on the tale!

Tara Binns: Vigilant Vet Band 12/Copper

Tara Binns: Vigilant Vet Band 12/Copper

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself in a busy veterinary practice, and she's one of the vets! While helping to treat a dog that has swallowed a padlock, a new emergency develops - a poorly hamster has escaped its cage, leaving its owner distraught! Can Tara help to find the hamster... and work out why that snake is looking so bloated? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Intrepid Inventor Band 13/Topaz

Tara Binns: Intrepid Inventor Band 13/Topaz

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. 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. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a product designer! She is in the middle of being shown the latest designs for anti-gravity boots when there is a catastrophic electrical failure. Tara and her colleagues are trapped inside a smouldering building with no way out. Can Tara use her inventive skills to save everyone inside? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. 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 activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: The Ups and Downs of Elodie Taylor

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: The Ups and Downs of Elodie Taylor

Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Elodie would love to make her parents proud - so proud their faces will light up, like a garden bright with flowers. She thinks it's going to be tricky though, especially when her spelling is a bit wonky and she's the clumsiest person she knows. However, Elodie is nothing if not determined and sets to work, making new friends and creating chaos on the way. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

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