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Nestled in the countryside, lies a barley field surrounded by hedgerows and woods. Old Oak stands amidst his own beloved hedgerow, which teems with contented wildlife. One day the farmer decides to get rid of one of the hedgerows: the old Oak watches in sorrow as his dear friend Beech's hedgerow is pulled up and destroyed. Now the soil dribbles down the hill when it rains, and the wind blows away the top soil. The crops will no longer thrive in this huge new field. But hope is returned when a new farmer comes to plant saplings one cold winter morning. By showing children just how empty our countryside would be without these wonderful, ancient habitats, the story engenders a lasting affection and appreciation of our hedgerows. Illustrated in a charming style, with accurate details of flora and fauna.
Discover the sea creatures that call the ocean home in this beautiful collection of twenty original tales. A special gift for nature lovers of all ages! The ocean is full of life, from the icy depths of the Antarctic to the tropical waters of the coral reefs. Explore the stormy seas with Seal, go fishing with Small Penguin, play hide-and-seek with Seahorse and find a new home with Hermit Crab! With colour illustrations on every page, TALES FROM THE OCEAN is perfect for sharing with younger readers or for older children to read independently.
A thrilling retelling of the traditional Irish legend of Cuchulainn written by Malachy Doyle. Young Setanta, the son of poor shepherds, is determined to impress the might king of Ulster with his strength and bravery and to join the Red Branch Knights. He could easily beat the other warriors at hurling. He could even triumph over them in a fight. But can he defeat the ferocious hound of Ulster, the smith Culann's menacing guard dog, and prove his worth? This page-turning story from Malachy Doyle, based on the traditional Irish folk tale, has exciting black-and-white illustrations by Erin Brown and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations, ideas for discussion points and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Grey (ideal for ages 8+)
In this beautifully illustrated book readers are introduced to the greatest Irish stories of all time. From tales of the mighty Fianna and the great warrior Cuchulainn, to star-crossed lovers Diarmuid and Grainne, and Deirdre and Naoise, these wonderful, classic stories are retold in a more modern style to appeal to today's youngsters. Stories include: * The Children of Lir * Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge * The King with the Donkey Ears * The Cattle Raid of Cooley * Fionn and the Dragon * The Giant's Causeway * Deirdre of the Sorrows * Diarmuid and Grainne * Oisin and Niamh in Tir na nOg * Setanta becomes Cuchulainn
Princess Sophia refuses to leave her room. Will Ivan be able to make her laugh again? Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.
Discover the animals who call the forest home in this beautiful collection of twenty original tales. A special gift to share with nature lovers of all ages! The forest is full of life. As the seasons change, climb trees with Bear Cub, explore the night skies with Firefly, stay cozy underground with Mole and discover snowflakes with Fox! With colour illustrations on every page, TALES FROM THE FOREST is perfect for younger readers or for older children to read independently.
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. Pip and Pop have lots of fun making gingerbread men in this story. Pink B/Band 1B offers emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. The focus sounds in this book are: /o/ /c/ /k/ ck Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. 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.
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. It can be snug in a tent when it rains, but what happens when the rain just won't stop pouring down? Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. 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.
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