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The Whispering Stones

The Whispering Stones

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

The Knight Who Could Knit Band 07/Turquoise

The Knight Who Could Knit Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

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. Nicholas is a knight who likes to knit. What will he do when a gnawing dragon comes to the palace? Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: /n/ kn, gn /m/ mb /r/ wr /s/ c, ce /c/ x /zh/ s /sh/ ti, ci 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.

The Monster in the Lake

The Monster in the Lake

Author: Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Kit is a wizard. The youngest wizard in the world, in fact. But her magic keeps going wrong, and all kinds of weird stuff has started happening - exploding fireballs, animals talking when they shouldn't be, and a very strange new arrival in a nearby park. So Kit and her two best friends - along with their local librarian - set off to investigate, and to save the world... again. Brilliantly illustrated throughout by Davide Ortu, The Monster in the Lake is the funny, exciting, action-packed sequel to The Dragon in the Library.

Robin Hood Band 02b/Red B

Robin Hood Band 02b/Red B

Author: Alice Hemming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

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. The sheriff has been stealing from the market without paying. Will Robin Hood be able to make it fairer? This fun re-telling was written by Alice Hemming. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /oo/ /igh/ /air/ /or/ /ee/ /ai/ /oo/ /ow/ /er/ Pages 14 and 15 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.

Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic Independent Reading 16

Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic Independent Reading 16

Author: Jenny Jinks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Tom can't believe his luck when his Uncle Max gets him a ticket for the Titanic. Tom's uncle is an engineer on board the ship and Tom discovers all about how the ship works. Then, in one fateful moment, everything changes and the unthinkable happens ... This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.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. 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) 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+

The Stolen Spear

The Stolen Spear

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Storytime Classics: Cinderella

Storytime Classics: Cinderella

Author: Amanda Askew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of Cinderella and her magical journey from pauper to princess. Cinderella is kind and sweet and everything her mean step sisters are not. One day an invitation from the palace arrives inviting every young lady to a magnificent ball. Everyone, except Cinderella. Her step sisters simply won't allow it. Will Cinderella find a way to go to the ball? Fairy tales have been handed down through generations, and today Cinderella is still one of the most popular tales for young children. This stunning new edition is brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, telling the story simply and compellingly for today's youngest readers. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic Independent Reading 16

Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic Independent Reading 16

Author: Jenny Jinks Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Tom can't believe his luck when his Uncle Max gets him a ticket for the Titanic. Tom's uncle is an engineer on board the ship and Tom discovers all about how the ship works. Then, in one fateful moment, everything changes and the unthinkable happens ... This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.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. 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) 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+

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Jack and the Beanstalk

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 03/04/2019

Once upon a time, Jack climbed a giant beanstalk and found his fortune... Peep through the pages to follow Jack's adventures in this magical book, with delicate cutaway scenes, flaps to lift and stunning illustrations from Davide Ortu. A beautiful way to introduce children to the classic fairytale.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: Northanger Abbey

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: Northanger Abbey

Author: Rebecca Stevens, Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Catherine thinks her story is a dramatic one, but it's actually more of a comedy. She longs for adventure and romance, just like in her favourite novels, and can't wait to visit Northanger Abbey where she's sure to uncover a sinister mystery or two... A skilful adaptation of Austen's classic satire of Gothic novels, with all the wry humour of the original and a naively charming heroine to fall in love with. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the world's best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Danger in the Dark

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Danger in the Dark

Author: Janet Foxley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

In this variety fiction story, Grumpy Humphrey the hippo decides to stay behind while his mum goes to find food. Is he brave enough to stay in the lake alone at night? And can he stay safe from the creatures lurking in the water? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Storytime Classics: Cinderella

Storytime Classics: Cinderella

Author: Amanda Askew Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2018

This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of Cinderella and her magical journey from pauper to princess. Cinderella is kind and sweet and everything her mean step sisters are not. One day an invitation from the palace arrives inviting every young lady to a magnificent ball. Everyone, except Cinderella. Her step sisters simply won't allow it. Will Cinderella find a way to go to the ball? Fairy tales have been handed down through generations, and today Cinderella is still one of the most popular tales for young children. This stunning new edition is brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, telling the story simply and compellingly for today's youngest readers. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.

The Boy Who Said No Yellow Band

The Boy Who Said No Yellow Band

Author: Alex Eeles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. Zac is very cross, he doesn't want to get up, have breakfast or play. What will make him happy again? Yellow Band books include longer story plots to support the development of inferential skills. There is more emphasis on learners' understanding through reading and less use of illustrations to show meaning. Longer sentences include a wider range of vocabulary while repetition is used for dramatic effect rather than to build high-frequency vocabulary. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Snow White

Snow White

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

From the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm. When Snow White's mother dies, her father marries a vain and cruel Queen. When the Queen's mirror says that Snow White is the fairest, she escapes into the forest and is rescued by seven dwarfs... but what if the Queen hears that Snow White is still alive? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Race Further with Reading: The Awful Astronaut

Race Further with Reading: The Awful Astronaut

Author: Damian Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story, Sam Jones cannot wait to be an astronaut but there is a problem; in fact there are many: he is very clumsy, gets travel sick, and is generally disaster prone! Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achievement at completing each one. They follow 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.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

From the children's classic by L. Frank Baum. Dorothy lives on the American prairie. A tornado lifts her wooden home into the air with Dorothy and her dog Toto inside, bringing them to the magical Land of Oz. Dorothy makes friends with a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion, but she longs to return home. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.

Bedtime on the Farm Red Band

Bedtime on the Farm Red Band

Author: Alex Eeles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Endorsed for reading by Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Reading Adventures is our international primary reading scheme. It is time for bed. But where are the animals? In Red Band the sense of story starts to be developed. Illustrations continue to support understanding but readers also need to use decoding skills. Slightly longer texts with less repetition extend high-frequency word knowledge. Contains full teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

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