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Six Queens, One King: The Extraordinary Reign of Henry VIII Band 15/Emerald

Six Queens, One King: The Extraordinary Reign of Henry VIII Band 15/Emerald

Author: Kay Barnham Illustrator: Georgio Bacchin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Henry VIII is famous for having six wives. But why did the Tudor king marry so many times? Who were his wives? And what happened to them ...? Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type - A biography Curriculum links - History

Mae and Marco's Space Journey Band 12/Copper

Mae and Marco's Space Journey Band 12/Copper

Author: Jim Al-Khalili, Raquel Pereira Crespo Illustrator: Moreno Chiacchiera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Join astronauts Mae and Marco, as they build a rocket, work out how to escape Earth's gravity and journey into space. Learn lots of fascinating facts about space as they visit the International Space Station and walk on the Moon. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina.

Marvellous Mina Band 13/Topaz

Marvellous Mina Band 13/Topaz

Author: Joanna Nadin Illustrator: Lesley Danson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Mina May Malek wants nothing more than to become a BMX champ like her brother Ayman. The trouble is, she's been ill her parents won't let her, so there's only one way to do it ... in disguise! Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Count Your Blessings Band 17/Diamond

Count Your Blessings Band 17/Diamond

Author: Kimberly Redway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Kirsten wishes she could be like new girl Jennings, especially now she's lost her best friend Ruby to her. But when Kirsten finds herself in Jennings' body after making a wish, will her new life be all she expected? Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Stories in the Stars Band 10+/White Plus

Stories in the Stars Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Anita Ganeri Illustrator: Linh Nguyen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered how amazing the Moon and stars look? Have you wondered how far away they are? For thousands of years, people all over the world have looked up at the sky and told fascinating stories to explain how the Sun, Moon and stars came to be. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Yuck: Disgusting things that are surprisingly good Band 11+/Lime Plus

Yuck: Disgusting things that are surprisingly good Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Mio Debnam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. People dislike bugs, such as mosquitoes, and think that germs and the human waste you leave in the toilet are disgusting. But did you know that they can actually have some surprising uses? Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Blitz Kids Band 17/Diamond

Blitz Kids Band 17/Diamond

Author: Jim Eldridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Britain, 1940. The Blitz. For 12-year-old Ellie and her brothers, it's not just about surviving the bombing, it's trying to solve the mystery of the enemy within. Who's attacking local people, and why? Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: A story with a historical setting Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. Jim Elridge was born in Camden Town in central London in 1944 during the Second World War. When he was a baby his pram was snatched from his elder sister's hands by a blast from an exploding V2 rocket, and he ended up unharmed (and still asleep) on a pile of rubble. He grew up in this area amid scenes of bomb-damage and devastation, and his memories and the tales of what his parents and elder sister went through during the Blitz have inspired this book, Blitz Kids.

Climate change: What's the impact? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Climate change: What's the impact? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Mio Debnam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Did you know that climate change isn't just about scorching summers? It's also about monster storms, freezing cold winters and changing weather patterns. All this extreme weather affects the balance of nature, and harms plants and animals. But should we do something to help? CAN we do something? Read and find out! Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Why did dinosaurs become extinct? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Why did dinosaurs become extinct? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Claire Llewellyn Illustrator: Rudolf Farkas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Dinosaurs have been fascinating people for many years. Why and how did such powerful reptiles become extinct so suddenly? It is a puzzle that has mystified scientists for a long time. Help us to study the evidence and solve the puzzle! Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Great Fire of London: Was it inevitable? Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Great Fire of London: Was it inevitable? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Liz Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. The Great Fire of London spread faster than anyone could stop it. What caused the fire? Why did it spread? Discover the facts and read eyewitness accounts to work out the answers to these questions. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Bristol Bus Boycott: A fight for racial justice Band 14/Ruby

The Bristol Bus Boycott: A fight for racial justice Band 14/Ruby

Author: Sandra A. Agard Illustrator: Chellie Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. In the past, Black and Asian people were often treated unfairly because of the colour of their skin. This is the story of a group of brave people who fought against the system of injustice in Bristol, UK, and how, like Martin Luther King Jnr, they had a dream of equality which they fought hard to achieve. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A recount Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Cat Vs Dog Band 12/Copper

Cat Vs Dog Band 12/Copper

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Russ Daff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Milo and his dad are moving in with Lily and her mum. Milo and Lily aren't at all happy about it, and neither are their pets... Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

The Vikings' Secret Weapon Band 12/Copper

The Vikings' Secret Weapon Band 12/Copper

Author: Ben Hubbard Illustrator: Emmanuel Cerisier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Discover how the Vikings raided, traded and invaded for 300 years across Europe and beyond. Learn all about the Vikings' secret weapon: the longship and just how powerful it was. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina.

Migration Mysteries Band 10+/White Plus

Migration Mysteries Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Inbali Iserles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Have you ever watched as thousands of birds flew across the sky above you? Ever wondered where they were going, or why they were travelling together? Explore the amazing journey of birds as they migrate around the world and discover why they undertake such incredible journeys. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Pudding Lane Band 16/Sapphire

Pudding Lane Band 16/Sapphire

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. September 1666. Grace and her brother Simon are on their way to London to claim their inheritance. As a great fire breaks out, Simon is kidnapped. Can Grace rescue her brother and escape the flames? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A story with a historical setting Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Moon Base Beta Band 14/Ruby

Moon Base Beta Band 14/Ruby

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Illustrator: Kevin Hopgood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Brian Claxon is blasting off to Moon Base Beta. Armed only with an intergalactic space mop, it's his job to keep the space station tidy while the real astronauts do the important work. However, when there's an emergency with the oxygen supply and all the astronauts are left unconscious, it's time for Brian to prove his worth. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. Text type: A science fiction story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

The Undercover Mathematician Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Undercover Mathematician Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Rachael Davis Illustrator: Alice Negri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Born in 18th century France, Sophie Germain was not allowed to learn Maths, because she was a girl. Sophie went undercover to learn Maths in secret, using a boy's name as a code name. There was just one problem. Sophie was so good at Maths, people wanted to meet her. Would her cover be blown? Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Princes in the Tower: An Unsolved Mystery Band 10+/White Plus

The Princes in the Tower: An Unsolved Mystery Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Abbie Rushton Illustrator: Giorgio Bacchin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. One of the greatest unsolved historical mysteries is what happened to the Princes in the Tower. The two princes were only twelve and nine when they disappeared. There are several suspects. Can you decide who made them disappear? White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Adder That Didn't Add Up Band 15/Emerald

The Adder That Didn't Add Up Band 15/Emerald

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Sarah Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. A poisoned mouse. No witnesses. No weapon. No footprints. With the evidence pointing to one suspect, Sly is eager to solve her first case and make an arrest before time runs out for poor Molly. But for Detective Snooper something doesn't quite add up ... Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: A mystery story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Grey Ghost Band 18/Pearl

The Grey Ghost Band 18/Pearl

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Jane Grey comes from a rich and powerful family in Tudor England. She loves stories about ghosts and legends, and dreams about excitement and danger. But when a hunt is arranged at Bradgate House and Jane meets the mysterious White Deer and the ghost boy for herself, will she regret what she wished for? Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. Text type: A story with a historical setting Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

The Secrets of Easter Island Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Secrets of Easter Island Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. On a tiny island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, stand hundreds of giant stone statues. Made long ago, they hold the secrets of a lost people. Why and how were these massive statues made? What did they mean? This is the mystery of Easter Island, and a story of the past that we are still trying to unravel. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Communicating in Colour Band 11+/Lime Plus

Communicating in Colour Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Inbali Iserles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Some animals can change their colour. Arctic foxes change colour in winter. Chameleons go through many amazing colour changes. Why do animals do this? The answer is not as simple as it seems ... Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Whale Strandings: A Mystery of Nature Band 10+/White Plus

Whale Strandings: A Mystery of Nature Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Have you ever seen a whale stranding on television. Why do these magnificent and enormous creatures become stranded? Read on to find out why it happens and how people help to rescue them. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Wolf Girl Band 18/Pearl

Wolf Girl Band 18/Pearl

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Verity has lost her mother, and is gradually losing the woodland they both loved, too. So when she meets a lone wolf in the forest and the two become unlikely friends, she's determined to save her, no matter the cost... Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Are dragons real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Are dragons real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. All around the world, people have been telling stories about dragons for thousands of years. But where did these stories come from? Did dragons ever exist? Explore the history behind dragons and the creatures that helped create the dragon myths we still know today. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Sunken Cities Band 10+/White Plus

Sunken Cities Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Abbie Rushton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Many people have searched for the Lost City of Atlantis. Does it really exist, or is it just a myth? Are any other stories of sunken cities based on facts? And how many other ruined cities are still buried beneath the waves, waiting to be discovered? White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Wolf in your kitchen Band 10+/White Plus

Wolf in your kitchen Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Inbali Iserles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. What did the first dogs look like? Were they huge and shaggy, like deerhounds? Were they tiny, like Chihuahuas? Most importantly of all, how did they come to live among people? White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Mysterious Museum Band 16/Sapphire

The Mysterious Museum Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Aisha Bushby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Fatima thinks the stories about the weird and wonderful Mysterious Museum are all nonsense - exhibits don't come to life! But then her best friend Florence disappears inside the museum and Fatima must follow the riddles to find her, even if it means risking her own life ... Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Death Zone: Extreme Exploration Band 16/Sapphire

Death Zone: Extreme Exploration Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Learn about extreme exploration. Adventure with the bravest explorers up the highest mountains, down into the deepest seas, across parched deserts - and even into space! Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: An information book Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. Curriculum Links - Geography

Are Unicorns Real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Are Unicorns Real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Most people know what a unicorn looks like. We often see unicorns in books and films, and even on banknotes. But no one has ever seen a unicorn in real life. Were unicorns ancient animals that became extinct, like the dinosaurs? Or do they only exist in our imaginations? Get ready to explore the history of unicorn myths and legends, and weigh up the evidence that unicorns once existed - or still do! Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Gunpowder Plot: What went wrong? Band 10+/White Plus

The Gunpowder Plot: What went wrong? Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. The Gunpowder Plot changed the course of English history for centuries. Why did a group of men want to blow up parliament in the first place, and what went so wrong that they all ended up dead? White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Why Do We Dream? Band 10+/White Plus

Why Do We Dream? Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Dreams can be strange, funny or scary, but they all have something in common. Almost everyone has them! Scientists are trying to understand why. Do dreams help our brains to store yesterday's experiences, or prepare for the future? Or are they just a side effect of a busy brain at work? Let's dive into different ideas about dreams and find out! White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Story of Us Band 18/Pearl

The Story of Us Band 18/Pearl

Author: Michael Haralambos, Wendy Hope, Natural History Museum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. A fascinating history of humankind. Discover how we evolved from ape-like beings to the modern humans we are today. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: History and Science Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Mairi's Motorbike Band 16/Sapphire

Mairi's Motorbike Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Lynne Rickards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Mairi Chisholm was a Scottish motorbike rider who volunteered for the Women's Emergency Corps during the First World War. Discover how she became one of the famous Angels of Pervyse . Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A biography Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Is there life on Mars? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Is there life on Mars? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Inbali Iserles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Fasten your seatbelts, space travellers! This book will take you on a journey through the solar system. Our mission is to understand what it takes for life to exist - both here, on Earth and on different planets. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Nature Fights Back Band 18/Pearl

Nature Fights Back Band 18/Pearl

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Learn all about rewilding and how nature fights back even when it appears to have been wiped out. Discover how farmland grows back into forest, deserted cities turn into wilderness, and life appears on volcanoes which erupt from the sea. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: An information book Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

Life in Extremes Band 10+/White Plus

Life in Extremes Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Danny Pearson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. What is it like to live in the hottest and coldest places on Earth? Discover how different communities survive in some of the world's most extreme climates. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Warriors of the World Band 17/Diamond

Warriors of the World Band 17/Diamond

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Meet warriors from around the world, from the Spartans to the samurai. Discover how these tough, determined people lived, fought and died. Find out about their famous leaders and their most fearsome feats. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: History and Geography Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Zombie Wasps Band 13/Topaz

Zombie Wasps Band 13/Topaz

Author: Mike Gould, Natural History Museum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Which insects eat tarantulas? What are killer bees? Which ants have the most painful sting? Find out the answers to these questions and much, much more in this book all about the world's biggest, nastiest, scariest insects. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: An information book Ideas for guided reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

Climbing High Band 13/Topaz

Climbing High Band 13/Topaz

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Find out why climbing is one of the world's most exciting and challenging sports. Delve into the history behind the sport and learn about the different techniques used. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: An information book. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Fake News Band 17/Diamond

Fake News Band 17/Diamond

Author: Paul Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. What is fake news and why is it important? Learn about this modern phenomenon and how to sort the fact from the fiction. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: An information book Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. Curriculum Links: PSHE

The Battle of Hastings: How did Harold lose? Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Battle of Hastings: How did Harold lose? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. The Battle of Hastings was a pivotal point in England's history. Power changed hands and the country was set on a different course. But what caused this to happen? Discover the reason for King Harold's downfall. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tiger in Your Living Room Band 10+/White Plus

Tiger in Your Living Room Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Inbali Inserles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Today, cats are among the most popular pets in the world. How did these brave little hunters become our friends? We are off in search of the first pet cats ... White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Why do we dance? Band 10+/White Plus

Why do we dance? Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Ali Freers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Can you decode some top moves? In this book, you'll learn all about the fun, awe-inspiring and sometimes surprising world of dance! Get ready to use your brilliant skills of observation to work out the meaning of fascinating dances from around the world. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

How to Capture a Castle Band 11+/Lime Plus

How to Capture a Castle Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. All you need to know about capturing a castle, with lessons from 700 years of castle-capturing history. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Class Champion Band 15/Emerald

The Class Champion Band 15/Emerald

Author: A M Dassu Illustrator: Sibu Puthenveettil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Mustafa never wins anything. Sam, the teacher's pet, is always the class competition champion. But when Mustafa finds out the prize for the latest school project is tickets to a football game, he has to win. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. Text type: A contemporary story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Amazing Auroras Band 15/Emerald

Amazing Auroras Band 15/Emerald

Author: Mike Gould, Royal Observatory Greenwich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. The amazing auroras - sometimes known as the northern or southern lights - are lights which appear in the sky at certain times. Find out where you can see them and what causes this phenomenal natural light show. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type - An information book. Curriculum Links - Science

Climate Strike Band 14/Ruby

Climate Strike Band 14/Ruby

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. In 2019, children made history by leading a worldwide movement to demand that adults tackle the climate emergency. Discover how the school strikes began and developed - growing from the actions of one teenager into a global movement - and how important climate action is for the future of the world. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An information book Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Exploring Cyberspace Band 10+/White Plus

Exploring Cyberspace Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Lisa Rajan, Kyle Taylor Illustrator: Sawyer Cloud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Sam and Layla enjoy playing games, chatting to their friends and watching things online. But sometimes using the internet worries them and they don't always enjoy screen time as much as they think they will. Why is that? White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Sauce That Went Bang! Band 12/Copper

The Sauce That Went Bang! Band 12/Copper

Author: Abie Longstaff Illustrator: Diego Funck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Ever wished vegetables tasted of burgers and chips instead of vegetables? Join Josh and Zena to see their grand plan to revolutionise the taste of food! But will it work? Can you have too much success? Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A humorous story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

Great Granny Chan Band 14/Ruby

Great Granny Chan Band 14/Ruby

Author: Sue Cheung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Great Granny Chan can't wait for her holiday in England. But instead of the exciting trip she'd hoped for, her family have the most boring things planned. Can Great Granny Chan somehow have the holiday she wants - and keep it a secret from her family? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A humorous story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Scared of a Rainbow Band 13/Topaz

Scared of a Rainbow Band 13/Topaz

Author: Anne Fine Illustrator: Mia Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When sisters Tasha and Ellie hear a noise in a bush, they don't expect to find a furious bogo hiding from a rainbow. Will they be able to rescue the strange creature - and does it even want to be helped? Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A humorous story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Visionary Volcanologist Band 17/Diamond

Tara Binns: Visionary Volcanologist Band 17/Diamond

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a volcanologist! Tara is excited to find herself on the rocky slopes of a majestic volcano ... until the ground starts shaking, clouds of stinky gas surround her and she spots a huge crack up near the summit. Is the volcano about to erupt ...? 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns: Heroic Helicopter Pilot Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns: Heroic Helicopter Pilot Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Dani Binns opens her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a helicopter pilot! She is part of an air-sea rescue team, who have received a distress call from a boat stuck out on the stormy sea. With the help of her maze puzzle game, Dani steadies her nerves and the helicopter so her teammates can rescue the sailor. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns: Problem-solving Plumber Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns: Problem-solving Plumber Band 09/Gold

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Dani Binns opens her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is an emergency plumber! When a burst pipe causes a flood in a dog rescue centre, Dani has to think fast to temporarily fix the leak. With the help of one of the dogs, she uses her modelling clay to stop the leak, and attaches pipes together to redirect the water outside. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Eco-energy Expert Band 13/Topaz

Tara Binns: Eco-energy Expert Band 13/Topaz

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is an environmental engineer! Eco-friendly energy is good for the planet, but what if it spoils a beautiful view? Tara Binns makes a big splash in the world of wind power and everyone is blown over by the strength of her sparky ideas. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Roving Robotics Genius Band 14/Ruby

Tara Binns: Roving Robotics Genius Band 14/Ruby

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a robotics engineer! When a delivery robot ignores simple instructions and messes up the lab, the robotics team are left confused. Smart robots are supposed to be intelligent! But Tara later discovers that the robot is even smarter than expected ... This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Futuristic Physicist Band 16/Sapphire

Tara Binns: Futuristic Physicist Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a physicist! A group of scientists are trying to find new uses for maglev technology, from designing flying trains ... to flying cars ... and even flying people! It takes a few tumbles for Tara to bring the team together to turn mighty magnetic forces into futuristic fun. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns: Dazzling Dentist Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns: Dazzling Dentist Band 08/Purple

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Dani Binns opens her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is a dentist! A boy comes into the dental surgery with toothache. He needs a filling but won't sit still, so Dani distracts him by projecting entertaining pictures on the ceiling with her starlight projector. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Micro-mystery Solver Band 12/Copper

Tara Binns: Micro-mystery Solver Band 12/Copper

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a microbiologist! Something is causing chaos in the scientists' greenhouse ... and everything Tara touches seems to fall apart! Can she corner the culprit and get to the root of the problem? 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Deep-sea Explorer Band 15/Emerald

Tara Binns: Deep-sea Explorer Band 15/Emerald

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Tara Binns opens her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns is a deep-sea explorer! Earthquakes, freezing darkness and a giant squid put Tara under pressure on her trip to the very bottom of the ocean. But even when she's out of her depth, Tara dives right into every challenge ... 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns: Amazing Architect Band 10/White

Dani Binns: Amazing Architect Band 10/White

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

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. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. When Dani Binns opens her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns is an architect! A school needs more classrooms, but the only land available is too small and right next to a canal. Inspired by her pyramid-shaped beanbag, Dani turns the world of building upside down by looking at things from a different angle. 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. Text type: An adventure story Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Wizard of Oz Band 13/Topaz

The Wizard of Oz Band 13/Topaz

Author: Abie Longstaff Illustrator: Louise Pigott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Rediscover the wonderful story of Dorothy's adventures in Oz, with new friends the Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman, as they come up against good witches and wicked witches in their quest to find the Wizard, who promises to save them all in very different ways. Will Dorothy ever find the way home? Find out in this gripping retelling by Abie Longstaff. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

My Skateboard Band 01a/Pink a

My Skateboard Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Maoliosa Kelly Illustrator: Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

The photographs and text in this non-fiction picture book combine to give an account of a child getting ready to go out skateboarding. The book presents a glimpse of what makes this exhilarating activity so popular. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type - Non-fiction recount. The photographs are repeated in a pictorial summary of the book on pages 14 and 15 so children can retell the event in their own words. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Fly Facts Band 07/Turquoise

Fly Facts Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Janice Marriott Illustrator: Andy Keylock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

An informative picture book that presents a larger-than-life look at the fly and explains that flies can be very useful - despite their capacity to carry germs and cause disease! The humorous cartoons, captivating photographs and informative captions provide a fascinating insight into this common and pesky insect. Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A non-chronological report. Pages 22 and 23 give children the chance to recap and discuss the information covered. Curriculum links - Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. This information book is paired with a fictional story on a similar theme: Harry the Clever Spider by Julia Jarman. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Yum Band 01a/Pink a

Yum Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Sandra Aguilar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

One snail, two beetles, three worms, four spiders and five flies - the frog eats them all, with hilarious consequences. But who will be next on the menu? This humorous story is brilliantly illustrated by Sandra Aguilar. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. A story map on pages 14-15 allows children to recap the story and discuss each stage. Text type: A story with predictable structure and patterned language. Curriculum links: Science: Plants and Animals in the Local Environment

The Magic Pen Band 05/Green

The Magic Pen Band 05/Green

Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: Nick Schon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Everything about Mr Big is big. And ordinary pens just won't do; every time he tries to write, Mr Big's ordinary sized pens break. So Mr Big drives to the shop in his big car to buy a big pen. But size is not the only surprising thing about Mr Big's new pen. This is a Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. This is a fantasy story, and a storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the story in eight frames - an ideal cue for further discussion and activity. This book supports numeracy learning with shape, space and measure. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Crunch and Munch (9780007186655) by Nora Sands.

Extreme Sports Band 14/Ruby

Extreme Sports Band 14/Ruby

Author: Adrian Bradbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Extreme sportsmen and women go faster, climb higher and compete for longer. No sporting challenge is too great. Find out the great dangers people face when pushing themselves to the limit in extreme sports. Written by Adrian Bradbury and filled with action photos from around the world, this book will appeal to adventurous young readers everywhere. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An information book This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

What's that Building? Band 07/Turquoise

What's that Building? Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Richard Platt, Pulsar Studio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings - inside and out! Find out how they're built, what they do and lots more fantastic facts in this exciting and very visual book. Each building is intricately illustrated, providing lots of detail to look at and talk about. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type: An information book. A collage scene on pages 22 and 23 of all the buildings from the book allows children to recall the different features of each building. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. Curriculum links: Design and Technology: Homes; Geography: Passport to the world. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Skara Brae Band 07/Turquoise

Skara Brae Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Mick Gowar Illustrator: Sarah-Jane Harknett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

In 1850 in Scotland, a great storm washed away tonnes of soil to reveal the remains of a village that existed 4,000 years before. Discover what was found at the lost village of Skara Brae and what life was like in the New Stone Age. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type: An Information Book. A visual timeline on pages 22 and 23 show how life has changed in Skara Brae over time, providing plenty of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: History: What were homes like a long time ago?; Geography: An island home. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

In the Garden Band 01a/Pink a

In the Garden Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Mitch Cronick Illustrator: Melanie Sharp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

What happens when Mum is in the garden tidying up, but the children just want to play? This simple, humorous story book shows two boys creating mayhem while Mum works on, unaware. It explores the different places they find to play, from the tent, to the sandpit, through the grass, the leaves and the mud before finally ending up in the bath. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. A story map on pages 14 and 15 shows the trail the boys make to encourage the children to retell the story in their own words. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Bee Willey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his moose is the same size as a mouse and his elephant can hide behind a blade of grass! Maker is forced to think again about the original plans for the animals, adjusting their size to the way they are today. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A story by a significant author. An illustrated diagram on pages 30 and 31 reminds the reader of how the animals looked before and after the maker finished creating them, an ideal cue for children to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment, variation. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Changing Designs Band 10/White

Changing Designs Band 10/White

Author: Catherine Veitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level From TVs and fridges to phones and music players, the design of many things we use every day has changed over time. Find out how in this book. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - An information book. Curriculum links - Design and Technology: 'Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world'. A timeline on pages 22-23 allows children to see the evolution of design in one neat summary. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Worm Looks for Lunch Band 05/Green

Worm Looks for Lunch Band 05/Green

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Martin Remphrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Worm is fed up with earth for lunch and wants something more exciting. He tries eating grass, bark and even a leaf on the advice of various animal friends - and almost becomes lunch himself when a hungry bird appears! Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Text type - Playscript. Instructions for putting on the play are on pages 22 and 23 to encourage children to discuss the script. Curriculum links - Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Brown Bear and Wilbur Wolf Band 07/Turquoise

Brown Bear and Wilbur Wolf Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Sarah Parry Illustrator: Judy Musselle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

When Brown Bear loses his sense of smell he cannot find food. Wilbur Wolf is too old to hunt for food. Can the two find a way of working together to help each other? Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type: A traditional story Pages 22 and 23 show two wanted posters from Brown Bear and Wilbur Wolf, allowing children to compare and match the characters' traits and personalities. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Alfredo Belli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

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. Baker Jake bakes wonderful homemade cakes, but the day before he is due to take part in a TV baking competition, his special whisk goes missing! Without it, Jake fears he will be beaten by the fiendish Maureen Buttercream, owner of the soulless Cakes-U-Like chain. So who has stolen the whisk? By the time the true culprit is revealed, Jake will have to find out whether he or his whisk is the real secret of his success. Join Baker Jake as he solves the mystery of the stolen whisk in this exciting story by Timothy Knapman. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

How to be an Ancient Egyptian Band 12/Copper

How to be an Ancient Egyptian Band 12/Copper

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out how to become an Ancient Egyptian in just a few stages with this fact-filled book from popular author and illustrator Scoular Anderson. From living off the land and cooking Egyptian food, to building inspiring pyramids and making mummies - all is revealed in this fun non-fiction guide. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. An information book Curriculum Links: History: What can we find out about ancient Egypt from what has survived? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Great Architects Band 12/Copper

Great Architects Band 12/Copper

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Look around you - every building that you see was designed by someone. Many of the buildings standing today were either designed or influenced by architects working thousands of years ago. Find out about famous architects through history and the amazing buildings they designed. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index on pages 30 and 31 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - History

Cave Wars Band 13/Topaz

Cave Wars Band 13/Topaz

Author: Gillian Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Ruby and Tom love playing in the caves; that's before the Gang arrive. But they're not about to give them up without a fight. When a simple plan goes wrong, it looks like they might need the gang after all. Find out what happens in this exciting adventure story by Carnegie winner, Gillian Cross, and illustrated by Marilee Harrald-Pilz. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: An adventure story This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sea Turtles Band 10/White

Sea Turtles Band 10/White

Author: Carol Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

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. This highly visual non-fiction book gives fascinating facts and information about sea turtles, the gentle giants of the ocean. It describes their life cycle, their habitats and habits, and explains the different types of turtles, with special reference to the Caribbean. Environmental issues are highlighted and the reasons that turtles are endangered are discussed. The information is presented in an attractive and engaging way, with full-colour illustrations, maps and diagrams. It has been carefully written to suit students with increased awareness of vocabulary, who are ready to decipher new vocabulary with visual and context clues and to absorb more detailed information and technical language. 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.

Spotlight on Brazil Band 13/Topaz

Spotlight on Brazil Band 13/Topaz

Author: Charlotte Coleman-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level As host of the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is a country that has grabbed the world's attention and imagination. Find out all about the history, culture, remarkable landscape and, of course, the carnivals and the sporting prowess that make Brazil such an exciting, dynamic place to visit and to live. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.

I've Just Had a Bright Idea! Band 05/Green

I've Just Had a Bright Idea! Band 05/Green

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Have you ever wondered how things are created? Find out all about inventors and their amazing inventions in this non-fiction information book, written and illustrated by Scoular Anderson. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters Text type: An information book. A timeline of all the inventors and their inventions on pages 14 and 15 help children to recap when different things were invented and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. Curriculum links: Design and Technology: Winding up

Crunch and Munch Band 05/Green

Crunch and Munch Band 05/Green

Author: Nora Sands Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

From Jamie Oliver's favourite dinner lady, Nora Sands, this recipe book is all you need to make some great healthy meals that are fun too. Each recipe includes an ingredients list, a child-friendly method and a 'Top Tip'. There is a contents page on page 1, plus a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21. This is a Band 05/Green book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers early readers patterned language and varied characters. This is an instruction text with a cafe menu on page 22 and opening hours on page 23 which encourage children to discuss recipes and healthy food they enjoy and would like in their own cafe. This story supports science learning about life processes and living things, as well as humans and other animals. It also promotes knowledge that eating the right types of food help keep humans healthy. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try The Magic Pen (9780007185887) written by Hiawyn Oran and illustrated by Nick Schon.

A Day at the Eden Project Band 05/Green

A Day at the Eden Project Band 05/Green

Author: Kate Petty Illustrator: Ley Honor Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

This book recounts the experiences of two children as they take a look inside the giant Biomes and discover the exciting plants and exotic foods that grow in difficult environments. Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Text type - A non-fiction recount of a visit. A map of the Eden project can be found on pages 22 and 23 to encourage children to discuss the information. Curriculum links - Geography: Passport to the world; Science: Growing plants and animals in the local environment. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Pompeii Band 06/Orange

Pompeii Band 06/Orange

Author: Fiona Macdonald Illustrator: Giorgio Bacchin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

When the volcano Vesuvius erupted 2,000 years ago, the city of Pompeii disappeared under the ash. Four hundred years ago, Pompeii was rediscovered. The ash had preserved Pompeii so well that buildings, mosaics, statues and other artefacts have survived to the present day. So step back in time and discover what life was like in the Roman times. This is a Band 06/Orange book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. This is an information book with a timeline of events on pages 22 and 23, from eruption to discovering the lost city in the present day, allowing children to recap and discuss. This book supports discussions around history and what homes were like a long time ago. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Fire! Fire! (9780007186037) by Maureen Haselhurst.

Super Boats Band 12/Copper

Super Boats Band 12/Copper

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Sailing, racing, travel and cargo - boats have many different uses. But some are just designed for fun! Read about boats that can travel faster than the wind, sail around the world and even some boats that have swimming pools and discos on them! Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index on pages 30 and 31 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further.

Scaredy Kat Band 10+/White Plus

Scaredy Kat Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Ali Sparkes Illustrator: Chelen Ecija Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

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. Nobody at Puggle School would ever believe Katy's phobia. Some of her friends are scared of spiders. Some of them are scared of snakes. But no-one is scared of a kitten! Katy can't even think about a kitten without breaking out in goose bumps. It would be OK if only her best friend hadn't invited Katy to come and play after school... and meet Fluffy! How can Katy get over her fear? Will everyone think she's totally weird if she tells them? Perhaps she'd be surprised by the fears they have if she ever did ... This story about overcoming fears is written by Ali Sparkes. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

One Potato Band 05/Green

One Potato Band 05/Green

Author: Lynne Rickards Illustrator: Andy Rowland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

One potato is not at all happy about being eaten! He leads the farmer's wife on a wild potato chase through the garden, hoping she'll choose another vegetable for her dinner. Will she catch him? Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters Text type: A rhyming story Children can follow the potato through the countryside in the story map on pages 22 and 23.

Early Kings of England Band 14/Ruby

Early Kings of England Band 14/Ruby

Author: J M Sertori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level There were a lot of changes in Britain between the departure of the Romans in 410 and the Norman invasion in 1066. In this book, find out who ruled the many British kingdoms in that time, and what life was like for the ordinary people living on farms and in towns and villages. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: History

Beauty and the Beast Band 13/Topaz

Beauty and the Beast Band 13/Topaz

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A beautiful retelling by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, of this tradition tale of kindness, friendship and a real happily ever after. Find out what lies in store for Belle when she leaves her family behind to live with the Beast in his palace. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings Band 14/Ruby

Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings Band 14/Ruby

Author: Valerie Bloom Illustrator: Matt Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Imaginative, clever and often humorous, this beautifully illustrated poetry collection by Valerie Bloom is inspired by the strange and wonderful creatures of the natural world. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A poetry book Curriculum links: Citizenship

The House in the Forest Band 12/Copper

The House in the Forest Band 12/Copper

Author: Janet Foxley Illustrator: Keino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Hansel and Gretel are poor, so they have to travel through the forest to find work for their father. On the way, they meet a kind old lady asking for help. But does she have other plans? Marking the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers' first book, Janet Foxley's wonderful retelling of this classic story is beautifully illustrated by Keino. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale. Curriculum links: Citizenship. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Guided Reading Handbook Blue to Turquoise Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Guided Reading Handbook Blue to Turquoise Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Author: Catherine Casey, Emma Caulfield, Gill Matthews, Liz Miles Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/10/2021

Collins Big Cat Guided Reading Handbooks provide a continuous programme of teaching and assessment that take every reader from phonics to fluency. Detailed support for both collaborative guided reading sessions and independent sessions for every Big Cat book. Supports practice of reading comprehension strategies through focused, targeted lesson plans and resource sheets, ensuring every pupil reaches age-related expectations. Includes advice for demonstration and modelling in every lesson plan, supporting pupils in developing key skills such as inference and deduction from the start. Vocabulary Boost sessions for every book to extend pupils' expressive and receptive vocabulary. Formative and summative assessment opportunities to fully assess pupil progress in reading. Matches to the current programmes of study for English, Science, History and Geography. Supporting resource sheets and editable lesson plans available at collins.co.uk.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Time Tunnels Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Time Tunnels Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Stuck in a traffic jam, but not for long... Operative: Super smooth Merit Mission: Get out of the jam as quickly as possible. Watch out for Time Boulders! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

How to Make a Sock Puppet Band 02a/Red a

How to Make a Sock Puppet Band 02a/Red a

Author: Jillian Powell, Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Let's get creative and have fun! Get an old sock, some glue, marker pens and material and follow this simple instruction text to make your own cool frog or snake hand puppet. Photographically illustrated the lively, colourful images show each stage and each instruction clearly for children to follow. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Text type: A simple instruction text. Photographs of each instruction on pages 14-15 help children to recap each instruction. Curriculum links: Creative Development

Horses' Holiday Band 07/Turquoise

Horses' Holiday Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Kaye Umansky Illustrator: Ainslie Macleod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Hooray! Hooray! It's the horses' holiday! They come by coach, they come by car, they come from far away. This humorous rhyming story takes the reader on a riotous journey to Dobbin World, where the horses' holiday activities seem strikingly similar to our own. This is a Band 6/Orange book which offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. This is a humorous rhyming story and the postcard on pages 14 and 15 provides a new approach to revisiting and exploring the story. This book supports learning about geography near the seaside. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Chewy Hughie (9780007186921) written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Sarah McConnell.

Animal Ancestors Band 09/Gold

Animal Ancestors Band 09/Gold

Author: Jon Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Can you imagine a world with whales that could walk and giant earth moles? They both lived on Earth long ago and their relatives still live here today. Explore the terrifying, giant, strange ancestors of everyday creatures, in this captivating information text, illustrated with realistic imagery by Jon Stuart. This is a Band 09/Gold book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for guided reading comprehension in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For another story in this Collins Big Cat book band for guided reading, try The Woman who Fooled the Fairies (9780007186129) written by Rose Impey and illustrated by Nick Schon.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Game Show Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Game Show Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Tricky Contacts TV game show studio Operative: Salama in a flowery dress Mission: Stop Salama from vanquishing the Tricky Contacts host, Darren Duncan. Avoid the penguins. Win the game! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Paintings Disappeared Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Paintings Disappeared Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Fenton Museum Operative: Super-sneaky Lazlo Mission: Find out who's behind thefts from the museum. Look out for the cheese! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Time Froze Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Time Froze Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Somewhere very high up Operative: Mustang Harry Mission: Stop the clock and start time. Don't look down! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Baffling Books Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Baffling Books Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill School Operative: Tech wizard, Bug Mission: Find the missing Chaos member. Don't get caught sneaking around the staffroom. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the World Was Weighed Down Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the World Was Weighed Down Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Somewhere in outer space... Operative: Merit Mission: Find out why super-strength gravity is making everyone feel so heavy. Get up off the floor! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Purple Haze Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Purple Haze Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: On the road in the Relic 500 Operative: Speedy Mustang Harry Mission: Find out why Shinoy is turning purple. Stop Shinoy turning purple FOREVER. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

I Can Help Band 01b/Pink B

I Can Help Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Anthony Robinson Illustrator: Kate Leake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

It's fun to help! Follow one boy as he helps his family over the course of one day in different parts of the home, and find out the different ways we can help each other in this illustrated non-fiction recount. Pink B//Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions Children can re-cap the stages of the day with the storymap on pages 14-15. Text type: A story with a predictable structure and patterned language Curriculum links: Citizenship: Taking Part This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Animal Coats Band 02a/Red a

Animal Coats Band 02a/Red a

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

When it rains, we put on a raincoat to protect ourselves. Animals have coats to protect themselves, too. Discover all the different types of coats that can be found in the wild, and discuss what they might be useful for, in this photographic non-fiction report. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Children can re-cap the stages of the book on pages 14-15. Text type: A simple information book Curriculum links: Science: Plants and animals in the local environment

Super Sam Band 04/Blue

Super Sam Band 04/Blue

Author: Kaitlin Broadfoot Illustrator: Kimberley Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Sam is an ordinary dog who likes to sit around and sleep in his basket - but Sam has a secret. When his owners leave the house, he becomes Super Sam! Find out what heroic deeds he performs in this entertaining story by ten-year-old Collins Big Cat 2011 Writing Competition winner Kaitlin Broadfoot, with illustrations by Kimberley Scott. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities. Text type: A simple story with a familiar setting.

The Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

The Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

Author: Imam Baksh Illustrator: Stacey Byer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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. This charming, humorous and imaginative story tells of two friends who find a sketchbook and realise that it can bring drawings to life. At first this seems too good to be true, but they're soon faced with a problem they didn't expect! Set in the Caribbean, this is a colourful and amusing story which will delight young readers and encourage imagination and discussion. 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.

Inside the Puppet Theatre Band 08/Purple

Inside the Puppet Theatre Band 08/Purple

Author: Claire Llewellyn, Veronique Leplat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Have you ever seen a puppet show? Now's your chance to go behind the scenes! Take a trip inside the Little Angel Theatre and meet Ronnie the puppeteer. As he takes you on a tour of the theatre, you can meet lots of puppets, find out how they're made and how a show is put on. This colourful non-fiction book brings the world of puppets to life. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type: An information book. Pages 22 and 23 show a diagram of the different areas of the puppet theatre, to help children to recap what they have read. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. Curriculum links: Design and Technology: Puppets; Art and design: People in action This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Peter and the Wolf Band 09/Gold

Peter and the Wolf Band 09/Gold

Author: Diane Redmond Illustrator: John Bendall-Brunello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

This book presents Serge Prokofieff's famous musical story about young Peter and the Wolf in the style of a play with four scenes. The cast of characters on page 2 shows how Prokofieff used a different musical instrument to represent each character. With the help of a narrator, the story reveals, how Peter outwits the big bad wolf. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - A playscript of a traditional tale. A poster on pages 22 and 23 recaps on elements of Peter's character, around which children can discuss the story. Curriculum links - Music: Exploring sounds. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Weird Little Monsters Band 12/Copper

Weird Little Monsters Band 12/Copper

Author: Nic Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level In this information book, detailed photographs, illustrations and vivid descriptions are used to introduce readers to some of the tiniest and weirdest monsters in the natural world. Information is organised into short chapters to help with information retrieval and the contents list can be used to select material for reading. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. Pages 30 and 31 feature a table of weird little monsters that supports readers as they recount information. Curriculum links - Art and design: Mother Nature, designer; Science: Habitats; Music: Animal magic - Exploring descriptive sounds. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Great Greek Myths Band 16/Sapphire

Great Greek Myths Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Diane Redmond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Heroes and monsters; gods and goddesses; adventure and excitement: all are to be found in this book, which contains four well-known myths and legends from Ancient Greece told in an accessible style. Find out how Theseus killed the minotaur, how Daedelus escaped from the maze and why Herakles longed for a rest! Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. A humorous magazine interview with Herakles on pages 54 and 55 help children to recap the myth of The Labours of Herakles and examine how another text type might represent the material. Text type: Three traditional tales Curriculum links: History: Who were the Ancient Greeks? How do we use Ancient Greek ideas today? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Baby Dragon and the Animal Olympics Band 03/Yellow

Baby Dragon and the Animal Olympics Band 03/Yellow

Author: Eliza Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Baby Dragon is excited about the Animal Olympics, but while his friends already have parts to play in the event, he has nothing to do. Will he find an event that suits him? This lovely story was written by Wimbledon Bookfest Writing Competition winner Eliza Jones and has been brought to life with illustrations by Mark Chambers. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type: A story with a familiar setting Curriculum links: Citizenship This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Treasure Hunt Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Treasure Hunt Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill woods ... and beyond Operative: Lazlo, sneaking about Mission: Follow the clues. Spot the fake clues. If you don't spot the fake clues, get yourself out of lots of trouble. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Galloping Gargoyles Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Galloping Gargoyles Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: A demolished building Operative: Battle-dog Mustang Harry... and a surprise guest Mission: Follow the galloping gargoyles. Find out why they've come to life, and what they're up to. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Homes Band 02a/Red a

Homes Band 02a/Red a

Author: Matt Ralphs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Where do people live? This photographic non-fiction book looks at the variety of places that can be called home from houses and apartments to caravans and boats! Where do people live? This photographic non-fiction book looks at the variety of places that can be called home, from houses and apartments to caravans and boats! Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Children can recap different types of homes featured in the book on pages 14-15. Text type: A simple information book Curriculum links: Geography

Seahorses Band 05/Green

Seahorses Band 05/Green

Author: Mara Bergman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Follow the life cycle of the seahorse - from its birth and eating in its habitat, all the way through to finding a mate and breeding. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Text Type: An information book. Pages 22 and 23 summarise the life cycle of the seahorse. Curriculum Links: Citizenship: Animals and us. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Great Chase Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Great Chase Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: On the go-kart track ... off the go-kart track Operative: Super-speedy Merit Mission: Stop the runaway go-kart. Try not to think about the fact you're in the runaway go-kart. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Dubious Deliveries Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Dubious Deliveries Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill computer tech factory Operative: Super-tech wizard Bug Mission: Find out why everyone's got a special delivery. Don't fall asleep! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Unexpected Guest Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Unexpected Guest Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Shinoy's bathroom Operative: Stuck at the end of a phone (not helpful) Mission: Eject the unexpected guest from the bathroom. And get rid of the annoying plant that's taking over the house. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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 Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Author: Lisa Rajan Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Escape Room of Doom Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Escape Room of Doom Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: An escape room that's very difficult to escape from Operative: Super-sneaky Lazlo Mission: Work out how to escape from the escape rooms. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Bugs! Band 06/Orange

Bugs! Band 06/Orange

Author: Sam McBratney, Eric Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Follow the narrator as he takes us through the good and bad aspects of micro-organisms in this fun rhyming poem by Sam McBratney, explaining that while these unseen bugs can ruin food and make us ill, they also keep our world under control, by rotting food and plants that we no longer need. Lively illustrations by Eric Smith accompany the poem. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type: A poem. A comparison chart on pages 14 and 15 helps children recap the key pros and cons of bugs, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: Science: Micro-organisms; Geography: Improving the environment

Shapes on the Seashore Band 02a/Red a

Shapes on the Seashore Band 02a/Red a

Author: Frances Ridley Illustrator: Ali Teo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

A boy and his mother go for a walk along the seashore and find all sorts of shapes. There's a starfish shaped like a star, a pebble that's an oval and a jellyfish that's a circle. A combination of fascinating photos and delightful artwork show the variety of shapes that can be found. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Text type - A simple recount. The shapes are repeated on pages 14 and 15 for children to recall and discuss. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Where on Earth? Band 11/Lime

Where on Earth? Band 11/Lime

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Where on Earth describes the journeys of significant explorers, revealing the lands they discovered and what they found there. Grid maps and grid references offer children an opportunity to find out for themselves where each explorer sailed. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - An information book. A colourful world map on pages 30 and 31 shows the routes the explorers took, providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and work outside the reading session. Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World. Fabulous Creatures - Are they Real? is another non-fiction title by Scoular Anderson at this level. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Hercules: Superhero Band 11/Lime

Hercules: Superhero Band 11/Lime

Author: Diane Redmond, Chris Mould Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Young Hercules is challenged by the King to carry out seven labours - no problem, although the King is less impressed when he brings back the evidence and stinks out the palace. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A playscript of a traditional tale. Pages 30 and 31 feature a 'wanted poster' for a your man answering to Hercules description, providing a great starting point for lots of speaking, listening and writing activities. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part, Living in a diverse world, Animals and us. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Monster Joke Book Band 12/Copper

The Monster Joke Book Band 12/Copper

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What do monsters eat for breakfast? Dreaded Wheat! is just one joke from this extended collection of monster jokes that are arranged by theme. Some jokes will be familiar to children and some will make them groan with delight. Colourful pictures help bring the jokes to life. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - A joke book. An advert for a 'Monster comedy night' is included on pages 30 and 31. This can be used to help readers think about how they might promote their own Monster Comedy Night. Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics. This book is paired with a non-fiction book on a similar theme: Weird Little Monsters by Nic Bishop.

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Pirates Band 02b/Red B

Author: Paul Shipton Illustrator: Kelly Waldek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

This comical story is a patterned, counting text about a band of pirates searching for treasure. One-by-one, they get into trouble and make a hasty retreat back to the pirate ship. Helpful vignettes of the pirates at the top of each page help children count how many pirates are left. Red B/ Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language The map on pages 14 and 15 shows the trail the pirates take from their ship to the treasure cave and back again, and can be used to help recap and retell the story. Paul Shipton is also the author of Collins Big Cat titles See-saw, Get the Fruit! and The Robot. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Animals on the Move Band 12/Copper

Animals on the Move Band 12/Copper

Author: Deborah Chancellor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Have you ever been amazed at how far animals migrate each year? Have you ever wondered why animals migrate for such long distances? Find out all about the journeys animals make in the sea, in the air and on land in this fascinating non-fiction information book, brought to life with stunning photographs. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: An information book This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Making Books with Nick Butterworth Band 05/Green

Making Books with Nick Butterworth Band 05/Green

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Would you like to find out who inspired the famous children's book character, Percy the Park Keeper? The author and illustrator who created him, Nick Butterworth, invites us into his home to show us how he works, from the first spark of an idea to the published book. Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Text type - A non-fiction recount. Pages 14-15 show three stages of Nick drafting an illustration of Percy, ideal for exploring ideas, preparation and editing/planning within children's own work. Curriculum links - Art and design: Building shapes and patterns, an event in pictorial form. This fascinating non-fiction book can be read alongside.Nick's other titles for Collins Big Cat, Percy and the Rabbit, and Percy and the Badger. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

First Day Band 06/Orange

First Day Band 06/Orange

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Corky Paul Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

It's Flynn's first day at school and he's nervous about making a mistake. An amusing story unfolds as Flynn's parents recount the mistakes others have made: Police officer Julie Nick gave a robber an ice cream and Ned Mutton tried to milk the chickens. Convinced he won't do anything so silly, Flynn walks out of the house still wearing his pyjamas! Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the eight funny accounts. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Arabian Desert Band 16/Sapphire

The Arabian Desert Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level The sandy Arabian Desert stretches for hundreds of kilometres in every direction. It may seem hard to believe that anything can live in this hot, dry land, but many different living things call it home. Find out about the amazing plants, animals, and people who live in this beautiful landscape. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. Curriculum links: geography, science.

The Dungeon of Despair Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Dungeon of Despair Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Illustrator: Udayana Lugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Simon Lancaster hears that his family are going to the local castle for the day, he's not very impressed. When he hears there's a dungeon, things start to look up. Little does he know, his trip to the castle is going to end with him never wanting to set foot in a dungeon again, when he wanders off and gets trapped in a hidden cell! How will he make it out? And how is he going to explain this one to his parents ...? This thrilling story was written by Ciaran Murtagh. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Greedy Anansi and his Three Cunning Plans Band 13/Topaz

Greedy Anansi and his Three Cunning Plans Band 13/Topaz

Author: Beverley Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Inspired by three traditional African tales, follow the crafty spider Anansi, and find out how his greed and cunning don't always get him what he wants. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale Curriculum links: Citizenship This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

Author: Desryn Collins Illustrator: Richy Sanchez Ayala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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. This beautifully illustrated nonfiction book is a treat for any young reader who loves to sing and dance, or who dreams of acquiring a new and unusual skill. Told through the words of Mighty Glen Glen, a calypso singer, we're introduced to the world of calypsos and learn what it takes to become a calypsonian. The books takes us through six steps to become a calypsonian, the final one being to perform the calypso in a stunning outfit. Winning the calypso crown would be the ultimate dream!

Guided Reading Handbook Pink to Yellow Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Guided Reading Handbook Pink to Yellow Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Author: Catherine Casey, Emma Caulfield, Sue Cove, Liz Miles Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 23/09/2021

Collins Big Cat Guided Reading Handbooks provide a continuous programme of teaching and assessment that take every reader from phonics to fluency. Detailed support for both collaborative guided reading sessions and independent sessions for every Big Cat book. Supports practice of reading comprehension strategies through focused, targeted lesson plans and resource sheets, ensuring every pupil reaches age-related expectations. Includes advice for demonstration and modelling in every lesson plan, supporting pupils in developing key skills such as inference and deduction from the start. Vocabulary Boost sessions for every book to extend pupils' expressive and receptive vocabulary. Formative and summative assessment opportunities to fully assess pupil progress in reading. Matches to the current programmes of study for English, Science, History and Geography. Supporting resource sheets and editable lesson plans available at collins.co.uk.

Blood Band 11/Lime

Blood Band 11/Lime

Author: Martin Bolod, Alan Baker, Sholto Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What is blood? How does it help us? How does it travel around the body? Find answers to all these questions, learn what the heart and lungs do and see what the difference is between veins, arteries and capillaries in this fun non-fiction information book. Useful diagrams and fun cartoons make these difficult concepts accessible and interesting. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type: An information book. A diagram of what blood is and how it travels around the body on pages 30 and 31 help children to recap what they've read. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. Curriculum links: Science: Ourselves; Keeping healthy. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Selfish Giant Band 12/Copper

The Selfish Giant Band 12/Copper

Author: Tanya Landman Illustrator: Agata Krawczyk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of Oscar Wilde's classic story about a fierce, angry giant, who wants nothing to do with the children who play in his beautiful garden. But when he finds himself miserable and alone in an eternal winter-land, it's an act of kindness to an unlikely friend that brings back Spring and finally, happiness. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Story of Nian: a Folk Tale from China Band 12/Copper

The Story of Nian: a Folk Tale from China Band 12/Copper

Author: Dr Wee Bee Geok Illustrator: Turine Tran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional tale from China, which explores the ancient rituals of Chinese New Year, and explains how it's come to be one of the most celebrated moments of the Chinese calendar. Full of drama and suspense, you can't help but be enthralled by this story of man over beast. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture. Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Super Sculptures Band 05/Green

Super Sculptures Band 05/Green

Author: Tasha Pym Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

This fascinating book gives an introduction to some of the oldest, boldest and coldest sculptures ever made! From the sphinx and the Statue of Liberty, to works by Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Meret Oppenheim, the sculptures are revealed in stunning photographs, alongside interesting and informative facts. Green level/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned, natural language and varied characters. Text type - Non-chronological report. There is a fact file on pages 22 and 23 for children to discuss. Curriculum links- Art: sculpture; Design & Technology: developing and planning ideas. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

What Are You Making? Band 02b/Red B

What Are You Making? Band 02b/Red B

Author: Alison Hawes Illustrator: Antony Elworthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

A non-fiction book about a group of children making a monster. Each stage of the monster-making process is shown - from the body and head, to the eyes, teeth and claws. Repetitive text asks what is being made, and then reveals the answer on the following page. Red B/ Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A non-fiction recount. The complete labelled monster on page 14 and the separate labelled parts on page 15 remind children how the monster was put together. This simple text provides great opportunities for Design and Technology. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Buried Treasure Band 09/Gold

Buried Treasure Band 09/Gold

Author: Juliet Kerrigan, Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Have you ever gone looking for buried treasure? Find out all about being an archaeologist, the treasure that has been found - from gold coins to butter that has been preserved for thousands of years - and what we can learn from it in this fascinating information book. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: An information book An illustrated timeline on pages 22 and 23 helps readers to recap the finds in chronological order and what can be discovered from each piece. Curriculum links: History: What was it like to live here in the past?; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Risky Rescue Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Risky Rescue Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Further Earth Operatives: Shinoy ... and Dad Mission: Rescue the Chaos Crew from a Mega-Level Security Prison Cell. Thwart S.N.A.I.R.'s plans (again). This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

What's in the Egg? Band 00/Lilac

What's in the Egg? Band 00/Lilac

Author: Moira Butterfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

This photographic information book by Moira Butterfield shows the variety of creatures that hatch from eggs, including fish, turtles, crocodiles, seagulls and eagles. This photographic information book by Moira Butterfield shows the variety of creatures that hatch from eggs, including fish, turtles, crocodiles, seagulls and eagles. Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that have a narrative using pictures. A simple pictorial summary with labels on pages 14-15 provides an opportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book. Text type: A wordless information book Curriculum links: Understanding of the world

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: 23/09/2021

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.

Oliver Band 11/Lime

Oliver Band 11/Lime

Author: Hilary McKay Illustrator: Rupert Van Wyk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the life of a little boy called Oliver as he goes from being a workhouse orphan to a life with a group of young pickpockets. Will he ever manage to escape his life of crime? This wonderful retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story was written by Hilary McKay. This is a Band 11/Lime book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which has longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. This is a retelling of a story by a significant author, and supports literacy learning around extended stories and significant authors. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Wild Weather (9780007591282) by Chris Oxlade.

My Exercise Diary Band 02b/Red B

My Exercise Diary Band 02b/Red B

Author: Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Follow a week in the life of a boy who loves to run, swim, rollerblade and trampoline, in this simple non-fiction recount, illustrated with action-packed photographs. Simple text reinforces the days of the week. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A simple non-fiction recount. A pictorial diary summary is included on pages 14 and 15. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Dodgy Doubles Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Dodgy Doubles Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Chaos Crew Flat Hill film set. Operatives: Sky-high Ember. Mission: Find out everything about the new Chaos Crew spin-off TV show being filmed in Flat Hill. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of Time Travel Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of Time Travel Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill, but not as we know it. Operatives: Mustang Harry and Salama Mission: Shinoy, Toby and Myra must travel back through time to rescue Milo. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of Treacherous Travel Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of Treacherous Travel Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: An out-of-control train! Operative: Merit, at the mercy of dodgy phone reception Mission: Stop the train from entering the Forbidden Zone! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Art in the Woods Band 02b/Red B

Art in the Woods Band 02b/Red B

Author: Elizabeth Galloway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

This non-fiction instruction book shows children how materials found in the wood, including pine cones, leaves and twigs, can be used to make their own miniature wood art project. This non-fiction instruction book shows children how materials found in the wood, including pine cones, leaves and twigs, can be used to make their own miniature wood art project. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Children can recap the stages of how to make art from materials found in the woods on pages 14-15. Text type: An instruction book Curriculum links: Art

Look Out Butterfly! Band 00/Lilac

Look Out Butterfly! Band 00/Lilac

Author: Nic Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Follow the butterfly on its journey from flower to flower through brightly coloured photographs. But look out! Butterfly almost lands on a yellow flower where a camouflaged crab spider waits to pounce! Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that gives information through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how information books work. Text type - Non-Fiction. A story map on pages 14 and 15 retells the story through repeated photograph to encourage speaking and listening. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Puzzle of the Pyramid Band 11+/Lime Plus

Puzzle of the Pyramid Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Illustrator: Katy Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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. Lola's auntie Flo has always been an adventurous sort, which is why it was no surprise when she took up the challenge of a trip to Egypt to investigate a newly found pyramid. It was all in a good cause - raising money for a local charity. Then things got strange when Flo disappeared without a trace. The last Lola heard was when a postcard arrived which didn't sound like her auntie at all - that's when Lola knew Flo was in trouble. Join Lola and her mum as they pack their rucksacks and set off on a thrilling trip to Egypt on the trail of auntie Flo. Will they be able to piece together the evidence to find her? This humorous mystery story was written by Ciaran Murtagh. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Lion and the Mouse Band 02b/Red B

The Lion and the Mouse Band 02b/Red B

Author: Anthony Robinson Illustrator: Ciaran Duffy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

A tiny mouse accidentally disturbs a sleeping lion and fears he will be eaten - but the lion lets him go. When the lion later finds himself in trouble, though, the mouse sees his chance to return the good deed. This traditional tale by Anthony Robinson is brought to life by the contemporary artwork of Ciaran Duffy. This is a Band 02B/Red B book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with a simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. This is a traditional tale, and children can recap key events from the story using the story map on pages 14 and 15. This book supports learning around citizenship and the choices we can make as good citizens. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Our World (9780007512775) by Monica Hughes.

Living Dinosaurs Band 08/Purple

Living Dinosaurs Band 08/Purple

Author: Jonathan Scott, Angela Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Ever wondered why the dinosaurs didn't survive? In this fascinating non-chronological report the success story of crocodiles and lizards (focusing on monitor lizards), and some of the reasons why they have survived since the time of the dinosaurs is explored. Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - A non-chronological report. The book includes a contents page on page 1, plus a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21. A fact chart on pages 22 and 23 summarises the distinguishing aspects of each of crocodiles and monitor lizards. Curriculum links - Science: Humans and other animals. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Author: Michaela Morgan, Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his Mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit. Can he get away with turning up as yet another footballer? A strange turn of events leads to a most unexpected outcome. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. Labelled pictures of Tig's different costumes on pages 30 and 31 provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Vanishing School Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Vanishing School Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill school. What's left of it. Operative: Super tech specialist, Bug Mission: Work out why everyone can walk through the walls of the school. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Against the Odds Band 18/Pearl

Against the Odds Band 18/Pearl

Author: Stef Reid Illustrator: Philip Bannister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: Curriculum links:

We Like Fruit! Band 01b/Pink B

We Like Fruit! Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Gill Budgell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

This non-fiction book is a report on the different types of fruit the children like to eat. Labelled mouth-watering photographs of melons, oranges, strawberries growing in their natural environment are accompanied by simple captions. Pink B/Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. Text type - A non-fiction report. All six fruits are shown in a labelled diagram on pages 14 and 15 to consolidate understanding and encourage discussion. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Olympic Games Band 13/Topaz

The Olympic Games Band 13/Topaz

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What's it like to compete in the world's largest sporting event? Find out all about the Olympic Games, when they began and how they have changed over time. Read about the different events and some of the amazing stories of how athletes have won their medals in this fascinating information book. Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: An infomation book. A useful chart on pages 46-47 compares Olympic events from the ancient games, the first modern games and the most recent games to help children discuss what they've read and think about the way the sporting event has changed and developed over time. Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. Curriculum links: Geography: Connecting ourselves to the world; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Underwater Treasure Band 13/Topaz

Underwater Treasure Band 13/Topaz

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Dive under the water and discover lost treasures! Sunken ships, gold coins, giant statues and a drowned city are all waiting to be found... Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. An information book. Curriculum links: history, geography, science

Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster Band 13/Topaz

Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster Band 13/Topaz

Author: Karen Wallace Illustrator: Sarah Nayler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Flash Harriet , the famous girl detective, is on the trail of a crime... and it has led her to the shores of Loch Ness. Find out what happens in this comic detective story. Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type - A humorous story. There are chapters, which give the book an adult feel. There is a reader response page, which gives important clues to the 'Mystery at Swag Hall'. These help young readers review the plot and know the importance of clues in their own adventure writing. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Respect for property; DT: Moving monsters. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Rain Fell Up Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Rain Fell Up Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Somewhere icy Operative: Fiery Ember Mission: Find out why the rain is falling up - before all the water disappears from Flat Hill. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Scrambled Signs Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Scrambled Signs Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill shopping centre Operative: Super-strong Salama Mission: Investigate the UFOs hovering over Flat Hill, and the monsters rampaging through the town. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Little Red Riding Hood Band 00/Lilac

Little Red Riding Hood Band 00/Lilac

Author: Katherine McEwen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to visit Granny. But when she arrives at Granny's a big, hairy, toothy surprise awaits her! What's happened to Granny and how will Little Red Riding Hood escape? This wordless traditional tale is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Katherine McEwen. Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Text type: A wordless traditional story Children can follow Little Red Riding Hood's journey through the forest to Granny's house on pages 14-15. Curriculum links: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day that Repeated Itself Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day that Repeated Itself Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Same place, same time Operative: Everyone! Mission: Release Shinoy from reliving the same scene again and again in an endless loop. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Cat and Dog Play Hide and Seek Band 02a/Red a

Cat and Dog Play Hide and Seek Band 02a/Red a

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Shoo Rayner's comic duo play hide and seek, with hilarious consequences, in this lively story with a predictable structure and patterned language. Where is Cat? Dog is looking in all the wrong places: under the table, behind the chair. Finally, Cat's whereabouts become apparent when Dog switches on the light. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. A story map on pages 14 and 15 illustrates an aerial view of the route that Dog takes. A wordless text featuring Cat and Dog is also available. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

How to be an Anglo Saxon Band 13/Topaz

How to be an Anglo Saxon Band 13/Topaz

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level So you want to be an Anglo-Saxon? Find out how to do it in just a few stages. From fighting the Vikings and praying to gods, to making books from animal skin - all is revealed in this fun non-fiction guide by Scoular Anderson. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. An information book. Curriculum Links; History: Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past: An Anglo Saxon Case Study This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

In the Desert Band 01b/Pink B

In the Desert Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Rebecca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

So, you think you know the desert? This simple non-fiction report explores the exciting, extraordinary elements of the desert, from beautiful plants, to fantastic creatures, tall buildings, and children themselves! Amazing photographs accompany this information book. Pink B level/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions Text type: A simple information book. Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the desert on pages 14-15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: Knowledge and Understanding of the World

My Party Band 00/Lilac

My Party Band 00/Lilac

Author: Maoliosa Kelly Illustrator: Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

A wordless picture book about a birthday party. The photographs provide a window on all the preparations, the birthday tea, the guests arriving at the party, the gifts and the games. Come and join the fun! Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that gives information through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how information books work. Text type - Non-Fiction. Pages 14 and 14 recap the different stages of the party and preparations in a sequenced flow chart providing opportunities for further writing and speaking and listening activities. This non-fiction book is paired with a story on a similar theme; Oh Dear Me I'm Late for Tea by Alison Hawes. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

You Are Here; Maps and Why We Use Them Band 12/Copper

You Are Here; Maps and Why We Use Them Band 12/Copper

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Every map tells a story and makes spaces, ideas, and events easier to understand. Where are you? Let's find out! Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index on page 29 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Geography - geographical skills

Plants, Pollen and Pollinators Band 13/Topaz

Plants, Pollen and Pollinators Band 13/Topaz

Author: Becca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level You probably know that bees and butterflies help to pollinate flowers. But did you also know that beetles, lizards and small mammals are also good pollinators? Read more about the animals that help to pollinate flowers - you might be surprised by what you find! Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. An information book. Curriculum Links: science

I Never Know How Poems Start Band 10/White

I Never Know How Poems Start Band 10/White

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Yuliya Somina Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Inspiration for poetry can come from anywhere - a memory, an insight and even broccoli! Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen explains the inspiration behind a selection of his own quirky poems, highlighting that ideas can come from many different places. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type: A poetry book Pages 22 and 23 summarise some of the inspirations and resulting poems, allowing children to discuss and explore the ideas from the book. Curriculum links: Literacy: Really Looking; Language play. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Digestive System Band 08/Purple

The Digestive System Band 08/Purple

Author: Harriet Blackford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

We know we all need to eat, but why do we need to and where does it go? Filled with photos and clear diagrams, follow the food you eat on its journey through your body and find out what happens to it along the way. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type: An information book. Pages 22 and 23 present a full body diagram, allowing children to recap the full journey our food takes. Curriculum links: Science: Ourselves; Health and Growth. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Howling Head Teacher Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Howling Head Teacher Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill School Operative: Fierce warrior Salama Mission: Work out why Shinoy's head teacher is breaking all the school rules and eating all the breakfast-club toast. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Evolution Band 14/Ruby

Evolution Band 14/Ruby

Author: Steve Alton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about the remarkable history of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in this non-fiction information book. Accompanied with detailed artwork and photos, this book explains how animals have evolved over time to adapt to their surroundings, from the very early creatures on earth, to the dinosaurs and the animals we see today. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. An information book Curriculum Links: Science: Ourselves This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Celts Band 14/Ruby

The Celts Band 14/Ruby

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Travel back in time 2,000 years to when the Iron Age Celtic tribes migrated to Britain. Find out what Britain was like before their arrival, how they set up their communities and what life was like for them as they built and defended their homes, fought, farmed and celebrated their culture. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

In the Boat Band 01a/Pink a

In the Boat Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Paul Shipton Illustrator: Trevor Dunton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Who is in the boat? A hilarious counting story about a mouse with a boat taxi that reluctantly agrees to pick up an increasing number of animals as it floats downstream, before eventually sinking under the weight to the seabed! Simple text counts the number of each type of animal, from one to six, as they enter the boat. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure. The labelled flow diagram on pages 14 and 15 retells the story and allows the children to count the animals again. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Slumbery Stumble in the Jungle Band 06/Orange

Slumbery Stumble in the Jungle Band 06/Orange

Author: Sarah Mcconnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Charlie Monkey is worried. The forest is getting smaller and a big yellow monster is coming. What can he do to save his home? And how will he get the other animals to believe him? Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - An adventure story. Recap the main events of the tale with a reader response spread on pages 22-23. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Harry the Clever Spider on Holiday Band 08/Purple

Harry the Clever Spider on Holiday Band 08/Purple

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Charlie Fowkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

When Clare and her family go on holiday, she is not allowed to take her pet spider Harry with her - so when he sneaks away with her Clare is told off. But when her mum's suitcase goes missing, who can save the day? Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type: A story with a familiar setting Posters on pages 22 and 23 advertise Harry's services for finding lost items and remind the readers of Harry's talents. Curriculum links: Citizenship: People who help us; Animals and us. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Cat and Dog Band 00/Lilac

Cat and Dog Band 00/Lilac

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with fully decodable phonics books matched to Letters and Sounds. Cat steps out through the cat flap, unaware that Dog is about to pounce. A frantic chase follows, which almost ends in catastrophe. But there is a suprise twist in the tale when Dog rescues Cat. Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that tells a story through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Text type - Fiction. The final spread shows the route of Cat and Dog's chase through the park and can be used by the children to discuss and retell the story. Shoo Rayner also wrote and illustrated the Pink B story, Fly Away Home This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Aladdin and the Genies Band 14/Ruby

Aladdin and the Genies Band 14/Ruby

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Victoria Assanelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Vivian French tells this well-known, much loved traditional tale of Aladdin, the magical genies and Aladdin's wishes. Will he find happiness with his riches and beautiful wife, or will evil magician Kadar Ghazi steal everything from him? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Three Musketeers Band 17/Diamond

The Three Musketeers Band 17/Diamond

Author: Martin Howard Illustrator: Ludovic Salle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the exciting adventure of D'Artagnan as he desperately tries to fight for a place as one of the King's Musketeers, in this gripping retelling of Alexandre Dumas' classic story. Will D'Artagnan have the courage, bravery and skill to join the finest swordsmen in all of France? Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the literary heritage

Morris Plays Hide and Seek Band 06/Orange

Morris Plays Hide and Seek Band 06/Orange

Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2021

Morris wants to eat his kitty biscuits, but his mother sends him off to play hide and seek instead. When it's Morris's turn to hide, he finds the perfect place: the food cupboard, where the kitty biscuits are kept! Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 offers and opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Picnic Band 01a/Pink a

The Picnic Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Monica Hughes Illustrator: Gustavo Mazili Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2021

This simple picture book with a familiar theme, looks at the different thigns that a family take on a picnic; the rug, the basket, the sandwiches, the cakes and the drinks. The scene is set for a perfect picnic, until the wasps arrive! Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language A labelled illustration on pages 14 and 15 gives children the chance to recount and discuss the story. This story is paired with an information book with a similar theme: Minibeasts by Siobhan Hardy. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Ice Cream Band 09/Gold

Ice Cream Band 09/Gold

Author: Sue Graves Illustrator: Pete Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Find out lots of fascinating, mouth-watering facts about ice cream, including what it is made from, how it is made, and when people first ate it. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - An information book. A contents page can be found at the front of the book and a glossary and index on pages 22 and 23. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Living in a diverse world; Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?; History: Why do we remember people? This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Goldilocks and the three Bears Band 00/Lilac

Goldilocks and the three Bears Band 00/Lilac

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Michelle Mathers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

The story follows Goldilocks' journey through the bears' house as she samples their bowls of porridge and tries out their three differently-sized beds. When Goldilocks is discovered sleeping in Baby Bear's bed, however, the story takes a different twist and Goldilocks is invited to join them for breakfast. Lilac/Band 0 - wordless book that tells a story through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Text type - Fiction. A story map on pages 14-15 gives children the opportunity to recap the story in their own words. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Rolling Band 03/Yellow

Rolling Band 03/Yellow

Author: Gareth Owen Illustrator: Vicky Fieldhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Follow a group of children as they climb to the top of a hill and race each other to the bottom by rolling in this fun rhyming poem - written by acclaimed poet Gareth Owen, and accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Vicky Fieldhouse. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language A scene of the hill and surrounding area on pages 14-15 allow children to discuss the events of the poem, providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Text type: A poem Curriculum links: Citizenship: Taking part This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Greatest Ashes Moments Band 14/Ruby

Greatest Ashes Moments Band 14/Ruby

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When England and Australia play each other at cricket, there is a lot at stake: pride, passion, and a tiny trophy known as the Ashes. The contests between these two nations have been full of great moments. Find out which ones stand head and shoulder above the rest! Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: History

On the Track Band 12/Copper

On the Track Band 12/Copper

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Track cycling has been around since the 1870s, but it's never been so popular as today! Find out all about the specialist bikes, breathtaking races and top riders in this book. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index on pages 28 and 29 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Physical Education; History

Time-Traveller's Guide to the Bronze Age Band 16/Sapphire

Time-Traveller's Guide to the Bronze Age Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Over 4000 years ago, people started making things from bronze. Take a world tour and discover some of the brilliant Bronze-Age wonders they created. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: An information book. Curriculum links: History Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Owl and the Pussycat Band 00/Lilac

The Owl and the Pussycat Band 00/Lilac

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

This illustrated wordless version of the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear is told through the beautiful artwork of award-winning illustrator Polly Dunbar. This illustrated wordless version of the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear is told through the beautiful artwork of award-winning illustrator Polly Dunbar. Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Children can recap the story of the owl and the pussycat using the pictures in the story map on pages 14-15. Text type: A wordless story Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Haunted House Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Haunted House Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: A very spooky house Operative: Merit - ready for action. Or is he? Mission: Find out why there's a mysterious red light coming from the spooky old house. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

China's Terracotta Army Band 09/Gold

China's Terracotta Army Band 09/Gold

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

When the First Emperor of China died 2,000 years ago, he was buried in a giant tomb. In 1974, this tomb was discovered along with an army of over 6,000 terracotta warriors. Discover the army for yourself and the reason they were buried with the Emperor. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: History: How are our toys different from those in the past; Art and Design: What is sculpture? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Secrets of the Desert Band 11+/Lime Plus

Secrets of the Desert Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Hawys Morgan Illustrator: Michelle Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

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. Altan is living in the Gobi Desert with his family and his faithful camel when one day a dust cloud gathers ... followed by motorcars carrying an explorer and his entourage all the way from America! We join Altan as he travels with the Americans across the Mongolian plains in search of something the explorer had heard tell of in ancient myth... dragon eggs! Will they survive the difficult journey and find what they were looking for? This exciting adventure story by Hawys Morgan is based on a real explorer from the 1920s - the American naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Life Cycle of the Orca Band 16/Sapphire

The Life Cycle of the Orca Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Moira Butterfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Orcas are creatures of the ocean that stay in their family group their entire lives. Discover their life cycle in this book, from birth to death and everything in-between - swimming, playing, hunting and surviving. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Science

The Woman who Fooled the Fairies Band 09/Gold

The Woman who Fooled the Fairies Band 09/Gold

Author: Rose Impey Illustrator: Nick Schon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

There was once a woman who baked the best cakes in the whole world. The fairies loved her cakes. But they didn't want to buy them and the woman was far too clever to let anyone steal them. So the fairies decide to steal the cake-maker instead! What follows is a hilarious account of how the woman manages to escape the greedy fairies' clutches. This is a Band 09/Gold fiction book which offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. This is a traditional story with a story map on pages 22 and 23 that tracks the comings and goings of the unfortunate fairies to help children retell the story in their own words. This book supports learning around personal and social development and will encourage children to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair or unfair and what is right or wrong. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery and quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For another story in this Collins Big Cat book band for guided reading, try Animal Ancestors (9780007187010) by John Hughes.

Is There Anyone Out There? Band 10/White

Is There Anyone Out There? Band 10/White

Author: Nic Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Is There Anyone Out There? investigates whether there is life beyond planet Earth. The non-chronological report examines what we already know about the Solar System and the possibility of life on other planets. It also offers ideas of what aliens in certain sorts of environments might look like. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - A non-chronological report. Pages 30 and 31 contain a table of conditions needed to sustain life to encourage children to recap the information. Curriculum links - Art and design: Mother Nature designer; Science: Forces and movement, Plants and animals, Variation. Leading science and wildlife author and photographer Nic Bishop has contributed three other titles to Collins Big Cat - Look Out Butterfly!, Fantastic Flying Squirrel and The Cloud Forest. This title is paired with a story on the same theme: Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Sky by Alan Durant. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Michael Rosen: All About Me Band 16/Sapphire

Michael Rosen: All About Me Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What's it like to be a writer, radio presenter and performer? Read all about Michael Rosen's life and find out what he was like as a boy, what he got up to at school and how he became a famous poet in this fascinating autobiography. Sapphire/Band 16 books books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: An autobiography. The timeline on pages 54-55 track the major events of Michael Rosen's life that led to him becoming a successful writer. Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills Curriculum links: History: What we can learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze Band 08/Purple

Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze Band 08/Purple

Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Sholto Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Walking through the forest one moonlit night, Buzz and his dog Bingo find a sign pointing to a Monster Party. It sounds like fun - but first they have to find their way through the Monster Maze, meeting Count Dracula, a werewolf, a troll and a mummy along the way. Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - A humorous story. The maze on pages 22 and 23 reminds readers of the mosters Buzz and Bingo have met on their way to the party. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices. Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze is one of two stories by Alan Durant about Buzz and Bingo in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Antony and Cleopatra Band 17/Diamond

Antony and Cleopatra Band 17/Diamond

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A beautiful and powerful, retelling of the ultimate love story, between Anthony and the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. But when war reopens old wounds, even a love as strong as theirs will struggle to survive. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

The battle of Kupe and Te Wheke: A Maori Tale Band 13/Topaz

The battle of Kupe and Te Wheke: A Maori Tale Band 13/Topaz

Author: Leoni Agnew Illustrator: Fausto Bianchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about how New Zealand was made in this traditional Mauri creation story. As the heroic Kupe and mythical octopus, Te Wheke, battle it out on the open seas, it's impossible to tell who'll be victorious. As the drama builds in this legend of good over evil, a new land is created, and the fascinating ancient Mauri culture is explored. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Let's Build a Rocket Band 04/Blue

Let's Build a Rocket Band 04/Blue

Author: Nicole Sharrocks Illustrator: T. S. Spookytooth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Follow one girl as she builds a rocket and plans to take her friends on an amazing trip to the Sun and Moon. But will the task prove more difficult than she first thought? Imaginatively illustrated by T.S Spookytooth, this clever and inventive poem was written by eleven-year-old Collins Big Cat 2011 Writing Competition winner Nicole Sharrocks. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities. Text type: A story with patterned and predictable language.

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: 01/08/2021

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.

The Making of Mozart Band 12/Copper

The Making of Mozart Band 12/Copper

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get ready to meet a small boy with a big talent! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composing music and travelling the world to perform for kings and emperors when he was only eight years old. This is his story. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - An information book. The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. The glossary and index on pages 28 and 29 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Music

The Leopard Poachers Band 16/Sapphire

The Leopard Poachers Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Kathy Hoopmann, Donna Acheson-Juillet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level High in the Arabian mountains, Ali and Sameer gaze in wonder at a leopard. When the leopard roars with pain after being shot Sameer and Ali flee, terrified that they will fall victim to the leopard poachers. With stunning illustrations, readers follow Ali and Sameer as they escape in this action-filled adventure story written by Kathy Hoopmann. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A story from another culture This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Merciless Ice Mines Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Merciless Ice Mines Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? It's a normal summer day in Flat Hill. So why is it snowing? Vibrations under ground have caused the weather to change suddenly. Luckily, the Chaos Crew's flying member Ember has her own central heating system. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Lunar Launch Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Lunar Launch Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's Dad has found a used sat nav in the bin, so the family want to try it out. What was a joke trip to the moon becomes real when the sat nav links to Shinoy's Chaos Crew app, and the family have to dodge the moon's defence system to make it home in one piece. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Colour Chaos Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Colour Chaos Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Something strange is happening in Flat Hill. The colours are slowly disappearing from things! The magnets at the North and South pole are attracting colour away from Earth, and Shinoy must stop it before it's lost forever. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Jungle Jump Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Jungle Jump Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's enjoying a normal day at the garden centre, so why are Salama and Merit lurking in the plants? A mission over a Further Earth jungle has gone wrong, and only Shinoy can help save it. Can he rescue the secret object before it's lost forever? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Perilous Portal Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Perilous Portal Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Why is Shinoy's loft suddenly double the size? And where have all their things gone? A portal has opened up between Shinoy's loft and S.N.A.I.R.'s lair, and the Chaos Crew aren't far behind. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Submarine Scare Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Submarine Scare Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's really looking forward to his family day out to visit a submarine. During the tour, something weird comes up on the radar - something suspiciously like S.N.A.I.R., but is he running away from the Chaos Crew or something else? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Weird Weather Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Weird Weather Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Further Earth, the Chaos Crew's planet has ended up in the sky above Shinoy's house. It's causing the weather to do very odd things! Can the Chaos Crew save Flat Hill and get their planet back in the right place? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Pirate Puzzle Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Pirate Puzzle Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy and Toby are enjoying a day at home, playing their favourite video game, when they're catapulted inside the game. With the Chaos Cre on board, they must navigate the game and defeat the evil pirates to get out safely at the other end. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Mega Meteorite Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Mega Meteorite Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy is really excited to see the mysterious meteorite during the school trip to the museum. No one knows what's inside the meteorite, but during the trip, Shinoy's about to find out! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Static Shocks Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Static Shocks Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Messages are flying into everyone's phones, but they're causing massive static energy. Can Ember deflect the static shocks and give S.N.A.I.R. a taste of his own medicine? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Rogue T-Rex Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Rogue T-Rex Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? It's a normal day in Flat Hill, so why is there a baby T-Rex in Shinoy's back garden? The T-Rex has come through a time loop created by the evil S.N.A.I.R. and just wants to get back home to prehistoric Further Earth. Can Shinoy communicate with him, and get him back to safety? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Creepy Castle Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Creepy Castle Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy and Myra are walking their dog through the woods after school, when they hear a spooky sound. Could it be the legendary hound of Crumbledown Castle? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Is there really buried treasure? Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Is there really buried treasure? Band 10/White

Author: Jillian Powell Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Treasure Hunt. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about treasure. People have been burying and finding treasure for centuries. In this book, you can find out if there's any missing treasure out there, and how you can go on a treasure hunt. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Could you live in the past? Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Could you live in the past? Band 11/Lime

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of Time Travel. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about what life was like in the past. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the past? Find out where you'd sleep, what you'd eat and how you'd have fun in Stone Age, Roman and Viking times. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Why do we sleep? Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Why do we sleep? Band 08/Purple

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of Dubious Deliveries. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about sleep. Every night, you fall asleep. But what happens next? Find out about the strange world of sleep, why we do it, how animals sleep, and what dreams are for. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is a secret code? Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is a secret code? Band 10/White

Author: Stevie Derrick Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Haunted House. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about secret codes. You probably use codes every day to communicate. Find out how secret codes were used to send messages, and how you can become a codebreaker. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is a robot? Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is a robot? Band 11/Lime

Author: Adrian Bradbury Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Dodgy Doubles. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about robots. Robots aren't just scientific-looking people. They're all around us, and can do a lot of human jobs. Find out all about robots, and what the future holds for them. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Where did it go? Band 11/Lime

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Where did it go? Band 11/Lime

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Vanishing School. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about disappearing things. All kinds of things can disappear ... ships, planes, treasure, buildings and even whole towns. In this book, you can find out where they went and if they were ever found again. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Does rain ever fall up? Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: Does rain ever fall up? Band 08/Purple

Author: Claire Llewellyn Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day the Rain Fell Up. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about rain. Have you ever seen rain falling up? Where does the rain go? What would happen if there was no rain? Find out all the answers and more! 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is time? Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is time? Band 10/White

Author: Simon Mugford Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day Time Froze. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about time. Why do we need to know the time? How did people know the time before there were clocks? Can I travel in time? Find out all the answers and more! 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is virtual reality? Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is virtual reality? Band 09/Gold

Author: Imogen Mellor Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Scrambled Signs. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about virtual reality. Virtual reality can show you things that you might never see in real life. Find out how VR works, what it's used for, and how you might be able to try it yourself! 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are viruses? Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are viruses? Band 08/Purple

Author: Isabel Thomas Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Purple Haze. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about viruses. Viruses are so tiny they can't be seen without a microscope. But, these tiny things can do a lot. Find out what viruses are, and whether they can ever be a force for good. 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is gravity? Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What is gravity? Band 09/Gold

Author: Isabel Thomas Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day the World Was Weighed Down. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about gravity. Have you ever wondered why gravity doesn't weigh us down, or why astronauts can float in space? Find out all of the answers to these questions, and more! 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.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are the world's greatest races? Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are the world's greatest races? Band 09/Gold

Author: Rob Alcraft Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2021

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. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Great Race. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about great races. Humans take part in lots of races, from sprints to marathons. But what's the messiest race? And what's faster, a human or a cheese? 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.

Message in a Bottle Band 10+/White Plus

Message in a Bottle Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Nikki Sheehan Illustrator: Felicia Whaley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. Every morning on their way to school, Cherry and her mum walk along the beach. It's Cherry's favourite place in the whole world. But every day the sea washes in rubbish and makes it messy. So, once a week they set out early to tidy it up. One morning, Cherry finds a tiny bottle as she tidies and is desperate to know what's inside. But when she manages to open it, she realises that this is not the end, but the beginning of a mystery ... This intriguing mystery story is written by Nikki Sheehan. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Storyteller of Ketu Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Storyteller of Ketu Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Neha Rawat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. The people of Ketu are master artisans. They see the beauty of nature and make it come alive in their work. They draw patterns of art by copying the constellations of stars, and write poetry about the moon and its travels. The art of Ketu is unique because of the most important ingredient they use: their imagination. But when their village storyteller leaves, something has been lost. Will the people of Ketu ever regain their talents? Will the storyteller return? This inspiring story is written by Chitra Soundar. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Oh No, Rosie! Band 10+/White Plus

Oh No, Rosie! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Sian James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. Moving house and school means Megan has to make new friends. She thinks that having a dog will help her to do that, but rather than the cute puppy she'd hoped for, she gets a smelly old dog called Rosie. Megan feels embarrassed when she walks Rosie in the park and notices her new classmates giggling and whispering comments. But are they really laughing at her? Perhaps she misunderstood ... This sweet story about friendship is written by Pippa Goodhart. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Great Pinata Mystery Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Great Pinata Mystery Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Illustrator: Eugenia Nobati Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. It's Lucas's birthday party and the whole family are looking forward to the lunchtime pinata. But when the pinata is opened, it's found to be empty! Who had the opportunity to steal the sweets and who has an alibi? There are plenty of clues and some red herrings too. Follow Lucas as he embarks on an investigation into who stole the sweets and why. Can he get to the bottom of the mystery or will his birthday be ruined? This exciting and humorous mystery story is written by Ciaran Murtagh. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Dino-Bone Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Dino-Bone Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Dawn McNiff Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. Spike used to be a cat-burglar, but he's given up his life of crime to live with retired police officer, Police Nan. Now he's a baddie-turned-goodie, and enjoys his comfy life of cream, cuddles and cat naps. One problem: if Police Nan hears about a crime, she just can't help herself. On goes her old police helmet, and off she bustles to solve the case. Only Police Nan's a bit rusty these days ... she needs Spike and his sharp, ex-cat-burglar brain to dig her out of trouble and help solve the crimes. Join Police Nan and Spike as they travel to America to try to get to the bottom the mysterious events at the dinosaur theme park in this hilarious story by Dawn McNiff. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Treasures of the Volcano Band 11+/Lime Plus

Treasures of the Volcano Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Hawys Morgan Illustrator: Katy Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. The discovery of a mysterious scorched letter launches Wolfie and his volcanologist mother, Isabella, on a thrilling adventure around the world's volcanoes. From Pompeii to Antarctica, they face beauty and danger in equal measure in their quest for the treasures of the volcano. This exciting adventure story is written by Hawys Morgan. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Be Careful... Band 10+/White Plus

Be Careful... Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Paul Shipton Illustrator: Esther Hernando Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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 Lucy finds a gold ring with the words Be careful what you wish for engraved on it, she soon discovers that it has special powers. Mayhem starts to ensue as different people find the ring and they are granted their wishes ... but not in the way they expected! The ring's warning is true - you should be careful what you wish for. But will Lucy learn this in time? Find out in this surreal story by Paul Shipton. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Ravens' Call Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Ravens' Call Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Sinead O'Hart Illustrator: Maria Brzozowska Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

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. The king's ravenkeeper and his daughter, Alys, are part of a long line of proud royal ravenkeepers and they know the ravens well. So, when Alys notices the ravens' feathers changing colour, she knows something must be done. Is it a message or a warning? Her father has a broken leg and is unable to make a long journey, so it's down to Alys to take the message to the king and tell him of the ravens' change. Will the message become clear and will Alys be able to deliver it before it's too late? This historical fantasy adventure is written by Sinead O'Hart. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

The Jungle Outside Band 11/Lime

The Jungle Outside Band 11/Lime

Author: Joanne Hillhouse Illustrator: Danielle Boodoo Fortune Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

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. Set in the Caribbean, The Jungle Outside tells the story of Dante and his grandmother, Tanti, as they explore Tanti's garden. At first reluctant, Dante soon comes to realise the adventures that await him outside and we follow them as he climbs trees, tastes fruit, and finally notices the nature around him. Beautifully illustrated by Danielle Boodoo Fortune, this book is a visual feast which will feed the imagination of young readers. It encourages children get outside and explore, to look at things differently, and to face their fears.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Tech Took Over Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Tech Took Over Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill School - Shinoy's favourite place! Operative: Super tech wizard Bug Mission: There is no mission. Shiony's always been this bright. It's got nothing to do with his new watch. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. 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.

Finny the Fairy Fish Band 08/Purple

Finny the Fairy Fish Band 08/Purple

Author: Diana McCaulay Illustrator: Stacey Byer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2020

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. Finny is a rare fairy fish living on a Caribbean coral reef. He has never seen another fairy fish, until one day he sees himself in a conch shell mirror and realizes he is different from everyone else. Finny believes he is ugly and worthless, but his friends persuade him to leave the reef and journey to the deep sea where an elder dolphin explains to him that difference it to be celebrated. Finny the Fairy Fish deals with themes of tolerance, belonging and celebration of diversity, using a Caribbean coral reef as the setting. The book introduces the types of creatures living on a reef and some of the threats facing the sea. It also encourages children to identify and talk about emotions. 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 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 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.

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Toyshop Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Police Nan and Spike the Cat-Detective - The Mystery of the Toyshop Robber Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Dawn McNiff Illustrator: Andy Catling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

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. Spike used to be a cat-burglar, but he's given up his life of crime to live with retired police officer, Police Nan. Now he's a baddie-turned-goodie, and enjoys his comfy life of cream, cuddles and cat naps. One problem: if Police Nan hears about a crime, she just can't help herself. On goes her old police helmet, and off she bustles to solve the case. Only Police Nan's a bit rusty these days ... she needs Spike and his sharp, ex-cat-burglar brain to dig her out of trouble and help solve the crimes. Join Police Nan and Spike as they travel to Paris to solve the mystery of the toyshop robber in this hilarious story by Dawn McNiff. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Emily Pliers and Newton: Amazing Inventions Band 10+/White Plus

Emily Pliers and Newton: Amazing Inventions Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Helen Dineen Illustrator: Beatriz Castro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

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. Emily Pliers loves to create amazing inventions ... almost as much as she loves her faithful, scruffy dog, Newton. One day, when Newton interrupts Emily one too many times, Emily decides to make a special invention to look after him so she can get on with her work. The invention works perfectly, so why do Emily and Newton still feel unhappy? Join the pair as they work out what makes them happiest in this sweet story by Helen Dineen. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shoebox Memories Band 11+/Lime Plus

Shoebox Memories Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Helen Dineen Illustrator: Marina Perez Luque Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

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. Alex lives in a big city in a high-rise flat, far, far away from his dad who is away working on a research trip on a remote island. The story is told in the form of letters, emails and postcards Alex and his Dad send each other while they are apart. We gradually piece together their thoughts and feelings about their lives in different parts of the world in this moving story by Helen Dineen. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. 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 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.

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: 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.

Tara Binns: Daring Diver Band 14/Ruby

Tara Binns: Daring Diver Band 14/Ruby

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 marine biologist, and she's in the middle of an important diving expedition! A motorboat has sunk to the ocean bed and the team are worried it will start leaking oil and harming the local sea life. Can they work as a team to find a way of raising the fuel containers safely before they leak? And what are those dark shadows looming towards them from the depths...? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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.

Another Way Out Band 11+/Lime Plus