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Books in the series: Collins Big Cat

Justice for the Princes in the Tower Band 10+/White Plus

Justice for the Princes in the Tower Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Abbie Rushton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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: 01/06/2021

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. 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 Undercover Mathematician Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Undercover Mathematician Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Rachael Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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 Do We Dream? Band 10+/White Plus

Why Do We Dream? Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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.

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: 01/06/2021

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. 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.

Ollie Online Band 10+/White Plus

Ollie Online Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Lisa Rajan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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! Band 11+/Lime Plus

Yuck! Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Mio Debnam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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.

Are Unicorns Real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Are Unicorns Real? Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2021

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. 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.

Shinoy non-fiction 11 Band 11/Lime

Shinoy non-fiction 11 Band 11/Lime

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 3 Band 08/Purple

Shinoy non-fiction 3 Band 08/Purple

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 8 Band 10/White

Shinoy non-fiction 8 Band 10/White

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy graphic novel 1 Band 08/Purple

Shinoy graphic novel 1 Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 2 Band 08/Purple

Shinoy non-fiction 2 Band 08/Purple

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 7 Band 10/White

Shinoy non-fiction 7 Band 10/White

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 12 Band 11/Lime

Shinoy non-fiction 12 Band 11/Lime

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy graphic novel 2 Band 08/Purple

Shinoy graphic novel 2 Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 1 Band 08/Purple

Shinoy non-fiction 1 Band 08/Purple

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 4 Band 09/Gold

Shinoy non-fiction 4 Band 09/Gold

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 5 Band 09/Gold

Shinoy non-fiction 5 Band 09/Gold

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 9 Band 10/White

Shinoy non-fiction 9 Band 10/White

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 10 Band 11/Lime

Shinoy non-fiction 10 Band 11/Lime

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Shinoy non-fiction 6 Band 09/Gold

Shinoy non-fiction 6 Band 09/Gold

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

The Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

The Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

Author: Imam Baksh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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.

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

Author: Desryn Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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!

The Wonder of the World Leaf Band 10/White

The Wonder of the World Leaf Band 10/White

Author: Summer Edward Illustrator: Sayada Ramdial Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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. I'm Wygenia. On my island, we speak a language that's all our own, so you might not be familiar with it. I'm going to tell you about the time my grannie got sick and how my mooma and I helped her get better. I'll tell you exactly how it happened, using the exact words Mooma and Grannie used. When her beloved Grannie falls ill, ten-year-old Wygenia feels lonely and helpless. Then she learns about a healing plant so powerful it's called 'Wonder of the World.' But will it really work? Set in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this realistic fiction tale tells the story of Wygenia's quest to restore her Grannie to the high-spirited companion she used to know. Teachers, parents and caregivers looking for familial, multicultural stories for children ages 7 and up will appreciate this story that evokes Caribbean traditions and customs in a non-stereotypical way. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Turtle Beach Band 09/Gold

Turtle Beach Band 09/Gold

Author: Barbara Arrindell Illustrator: Zavian Archibald 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. A young girl is excited to be going to a restaurant to celebrate her birthday with her parents. While she's there, she sees baby turtles trying to find their way to the ocean. It's a magical event to witness, but she also learns how humans can interfere with the journey of the hatchlings and why they need to take actions to help them reach the water. This beautifully illustrated book is a story that raises awareness of how simple acts can impact vulnerable creatures like turtles. While this is a story set in the Caribbean, it's one that goes beyond the Caribbean and highlights environmental issues of interest to everyone. 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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. 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.

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: 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 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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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: 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 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.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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: 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, 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

Sea Turtles Band 10/White

Sea Turtles Band 10/White

Author: Carol Mitchell 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. 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.

Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Fix-it Farmer Band 08/Purple

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

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

Dani Binns Promising Police Officer Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Promising Police Officer Band 11/Lime

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

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

Dani Binns Fair-play Footballer Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fair-play Footballer Band 10/White

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

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

Dani Binns Talented Train Driver Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns Talented Train Driver Band 09/Gold

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

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

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: 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. 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.

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.

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Alfredo Belli 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. 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.

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: 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. 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.

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.

Scaredy Kat Band 10+/White Plus

Scaredy Kat Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Ali Sparkes Illustrator: Chelen Ecija 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. 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.

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: 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. 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.

A Framework for Teaching Phonics To Support Letters and Sounds

A Framework for Teaching Phonics To Support Letters and Sounds

Author: Jacqueline Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2020

Letters and Sounds has been revised and updated for the first time since 2007 and provides a framework for teaching systematic synthetic phonics. This new edition supports schools to ensure their phonics teaching and practice is in line with current best practice, as outlined in the Ofsted 2019 Education Inspection Framework and Handbook. * Updated for the 2014 Curriculum, the Phonics Screening Check and the 2019 Ofsted Education Inspection Framework * Embeds the use of decodable books at the right level, with cross-matching to Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

Dani Binns Fearless Firefighter Band 10/White

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

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

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

Dani Binns Clever Chef Band 09/Gold

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns finds herself in the bustling kitchen of a restaurant - and she's one of the chefs! When the sauce chef gets distracted and mixes up her ingredients, it's up to Dani to come up with a plan. Will she get a taste for working in a restaurant? This exciting title in the Dani Binns mini-series is written by Lisa Rajan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

Dani Binns Brilliant Builder Band 08/Purple

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

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

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

Dani Binns Practical Paramedic Band 11/Lime

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

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

Tara Binns: Mighty Mountain Ranger Band 15/Emerald

Tara Binns: Mighty Mountain Ranger Band 15/Emerald

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

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

Tara Binns: Creative Coder Band 16/Sapphire

Tara Binns: Creative Coder Band 16/Sapphire

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

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Tara Binns opens up her dressing up box something exciting happens ... Tara Binns finds herself working on coding and design for a computer game! The team have discovered that someone is hacking the game and some gamers have been losing their high scores. Does it have something to do with the rivalry between the coding and design teams? And can Tara help them to realise their individual skills and work together to complete the game development? This exciting title in the Tara Binns mini series is written by Lisa Rajan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Tara Binns: Clued-up Detective Band 17/Diamond

Tara Binns: Clued-up Detective Band 17/Diamond

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

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

Assess Fluency in Reading Reception to Year 6

Assess Fluency in Reading Reception to Year 6

Author: Rachel Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Assess reading fluency quickly and effectively across the school, from Reception to Year 6. Assess fluency in reading provides ready-to-use assessment sheets that can be administered by a teacher or TA to assess pupils' speed, accuracy, expression and understanding. The resource contains 60 fluency assessments mapped against age-related explanations. Assess fluency in reading supports teachers to: - Identify gaps so they can be targeted and closed - Measure and record pupil progress in fluency - Match pupils to an appropriate-level reading book

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

Another Way Out Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Martin Howard Illustrator: Judit Tondora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. It was only a tiny stalactite and I didn't know it would make the tunnel cave in if I snapped it off ... Find out what really happened on Oak Class's school trip, told through field trip reports written by the pupils. This humorous and unusual story was written by Martin Howard. 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.

There's an Alien in my Spaghetti Band 10+/White Plus

There's an Alien in my Spaghetti Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Kay Woodward Illustrator: Ilaria Campana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. Zoha was eating spaghetti when she discovered a tiny silver spaceship in her food. There was an alien in her spaghetti! What could he possibly want? Join Zoha and Alan the alien on their adventure to understand life on Earth in this quirky story by Kay Woodward. 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.

Big Bad Wolfsville Band 10+/White Plus

Big Bad Wolfsville Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Monica de Rivas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. Once upon a time, Story Town was the place where people went to live happily ever after, until Little Bo Peep's sheep went missing and the Big Bad Wolf came to town ... See familiar characters from famous fairy tales transported to a new, humorous context in this thrilling adventure 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.

The Wrong Door Band 10+/White Plus

The Wrong Door Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Brandon Robshaw Illustrator: Elisa Rocchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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 Molly decides to escape from the Holiday Club and go for a wander, she finds herself lost in the maze-like corridors of Buston Civic Centre. On her quest to find her way back, Molly enters a series of wrong doors which leads to interesting - and comical - predicaments ... This humorous fiction story was written by Brandon Robshaw. 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 Girl in the Window Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Girl in the Window Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Wendy Leach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. Rajni and Sheela live in opposite flats, high up in the clouds in an apartment block in Mumbai. They wave to each other every day from their windows and believe they could be best friends ... but they've never met! Will they ever get to know each other properly? This lovely story of friendship was written by Narinder Dhami. 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 Pebble Puzzle Band 10+/White Plus

The Great Pebble Puzzle Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Ali Sparkes Illustrator: Chelen Ecija Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. Nothing mysterious happens in Puggle ... that is until Dev finds a pebble - a pebble with a painting and the word HELP on it. Intrigue builds as more and more pebbles appear around the village. Who keeps sending them? And why? Join Dev and his friends as they seek to solve the Pebble Puzzle in this humorous mystery story 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.

Saving the Ice Bear Band 11+/Lime Plus

Saving the Ice Bear Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Susan Price Illustrator: Cedric Abt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. During a bad winter in Viking-age Scotland, Fari finds a polar bear cub that drifted to shore on an ice floe. He raises the cub and teaches her tricks. They soon become inseparable - but as the bear grows and grows, she is no longer welcome in Fari's home. Follow Fari as he embarks on a journey to save his friend in this beautiful historic tale by Susan Price. 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.

Toga in a Tangle Band 11+/Lime Plus

Toga in a Tangle Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Hawys Morgan Illustrator: Mariano Epelbaum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

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. While playing a game of hide-and-seek at an important banquet, Felix overhears a plot to steal some precious jewels. Who are the thieves ... and how will he stop them? Find out whether Felix, his sister Camilla and their friend Livia can work together to save the peace between the Roman and Egyptian empires in this exciting historic thriller 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.

Frog and Toad: The Kite Band 05/Green

Frog and Toad: The Kite Band 05/Green

Author: Arnold Lobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad... Frog and Toad went out to fly a kite, but getting it to fly was harder than they thought! The much-loved Frog and Toad stories were written and illustrated Arnold Lobel and have been loved by generations. Children can recap the story on pages 14-15 by exploring each attempt the characters made at getting the kite to fly, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Frog and Toad: Tomorrow Band 05/Green

Frog and Toad: Tomorrow Band 05/Green

Author: Arnold Lobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad... Each time Toad saw how messy his home was he said, I will do it tomorrow. Today I will take life easy. What happened when tomorrow arrived? The much-loved Frog and Toad stories were written and illustrated Arnold Lobel and have been loved by generations. Children can recap the story on pages 14-15 by exploring the difference between tidying the house 'tomorrow' and doing it 'today', providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Frog and Toad: Alone Band 05/Green

Frog and Toad: Alone Band 05/Green

Author: Arnold Lobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad... Frog wanted to be alone. Toad thought Frog was sad, so set out to cheer him up. The much-loved Frog and Toad stories were written and illustrated Arnold Lobel and have been loved by generations. Children can recap the story using the story map on pages 14-15, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Frog and Toad: The Surprise Band 05/Green

Frog and Toad: The Surprise Band 05/Green

Author: Arnold Lobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Once upon a time there were two good friends, a frog and a toad... Frog and Toad both secretly visited each other's houses to clean up the leaves. Were they able to surprise each other? The much-loved Frog and Toad stories were written and illustrated Arnold Lobel and have been loved by generations. Children can recap the two surprises in the diagram on pages 14-15, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2019

It's Jack's first day at Glendale School. He's a star goalie, so why isn't he happy when he's asked to join the team? Themes of family and friendship are explored in this exciting tale of school football. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. The storyboard on pp 22-23 offers children the opportunity to recap and retell the story in their own words.

The Great Granny Gang Band 11/Lime

The Great Granny Gang Band 11/Lime

Author: Judith Kerr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Here comes the fearless granny gang, The youngest eighty-two. They leap down from their granny van, And there's nothing they can't do! A gleeful celebration of why grannies are great! Through wonderfully rhythmical writing and exquisite illustrations, Judith Kerr OBE shows us that there is a lot more to this gang of grey-haired grannies than meets the eye! A summary on pages 34 and 35 of each granny and her skill supports children in recapping the story, providing plenty of speaking and listening opportunities. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

One Night in the Zoo Band 11/Lime

One Night in the Zoo Band 11/Lime

Author: Judith Kerr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful rhyming book from Judith Kerr, the best-selling author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea One moonlit, magical night in the zoo An elephant jumped in the air and flew. But nobody knew. It's only when all the visitors have gone home that the real fun starts in the Zoo! Enjoy counting the wide variety of animals in a fun and wonderfully imaginative way as you follow them through the night, and find out what mischief they get into. A summary on pages 30 and 31, showing each animal in the book in number order, supports children in recapping what they have read. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

Melrose and Croc Go To Town Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Go To Town Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Little Green Croc is excited to go into town - but it's very busy out there and Melrose is keen to remind him they should stick together! This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. Melrose and Croc are thrilled to be taking an exciting trip to town. Little Green Croc just can't wait to rush off into the bright lights and bustle of the city, but the slightly more worldly-wise Melrose advises caution - the crowds are big and Croc is a very small crocodile, and if they are not careful, he might end up...LOST! Thankfully the friends are reunited for a happy ending. A story map on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Friends For Life Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Friends For Life Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Melrose and Croc discuss all the reasons they are all the very best of friends. From the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series, these adorable characters will soon be your best friends too! Melrose and Croc are the best of friends. They love all the things about each other that make them who they are. So when Melrose or Croc feels that nothing they do is good enough, they always know how to cheer each other up - it's easy: they remind one another of ALL the different things that make them special - unique and totally loveable! The universal theme of friendship and understanding is sure to touch every heart, as Melrose and Croc show how to love others and also yourself. A summary of the attributes that each character likes about the other on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea Band 09/Gold

Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea Band 09/Gold

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Join best friends Melrose and Croc for a day of sunshine and laughter beside the sea! This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. Little Green Croc is in a snappy mood, but Melrose knows that a guessing game and a trip to the seaside will soon have his favourite friend smiling again. This charming picture book is full of sunshine, brightly capturing the warmth of true friendship. Wonderfully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, it's a perfect addition to the Melrose and Croc series. A summary on pages 26 and 27 of the clues that Melrose gives Croc provides support for children in recapping the story. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Find A Smile Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Find A Smile Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Melrose has lost his smile - will Little Green Croc help him to find it again? This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. When Melrose loses his smile, he worries that he won't be able to find it again. But Little Green Croc takes him to the countryside and sure enough, his smile returns! A heart-warming tale about the power of friendship. A story map on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Paddington in the Garden Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Browns he is sure to include 'the garden'. Paddington feels very lucky to have such a nice garden, especially as he has his own little patch in it to keep him out of mischief! When Paddington is around, things are rarely simple and he soon finds that gardening his own little patch in the Brown family's garden is not as easy as he had thought. He sets out, with a jar of marmalade of course, to look for ideas... Children can recap the story through Paddington's list on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. 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 provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes for Gold Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R.W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A hilarious picture book featuring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event with rather sticky results! Paddington is in high competitive spirits when he accompanies the Brown family to a local sports day. But whether he's putting the shot, helping Jonathan and Judy get ready for the three-legged race, or taking part in a relay, nothing goes quite as planned. Will a gold medal ever be within Paddington's reach? Children can recap the different ways Paddington tried to help in the sports day races through the summary on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. 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 provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Paddington Goes to Hospital Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond, Karen Jankel Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level We should never have given Paddington a boomerang for his birthday, said Mrs Brown as she gazed down at the figure lying on the lawn. I knew no good would come of it. Paddington has got himself into trouble again, and this time he finds himself being whisked off to hospital in an ambulance. Full of the humorous misunderstandings and adventures that this lovable bear is famous for, this is a great story for the young Paddington fan who is apprehensive, or merely curious, about what goes on inside a hospital. Children can recap Paddington's experience in hospital through his letter to Aunt Lucy on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. 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 provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Paddington and the Grand Tour Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: R. W. Alley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Paddington Bear returns for a day of London sightseeing in this hilarious book by Michael Bond. Paddington is very excited. He is going on a day trip around the city with his friend, Mr Gruber. With his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches and Mrs Bird's umbrella in case it rains, the bear from darkest Peru is ready for anything. Or almost... Children can recap the story through the poster on pages 30-31, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. 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 provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Guided Reading Handbook Ruby to Sapphire Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Guided Reading Handbook Ruby to Sapphire Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Author: Stephanie Austwick, Kevin Jeffery, Rachel Clarke, Gill Matthews Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 23/02/2018

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

Guided Reading Handbook Purple to Lime Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Guided Reading Handbook Purple to Lime Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Author: Catherine Casey, Emma Caulfield, Gill Matthews, Liz Miles Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/11/2017

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.

Crime & Punishment through the Ages Band 18/Pearl

Crime & Punishment through the Ages Band 18/Pearl

Author: Grant Bage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Through history there have always been people who have committed crimes and been punished. Starting with Roman Britain, all the way to the 21st century, this book explores the changing ways in which criminals have been treated. 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. 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: History

Wonderful Wilderness Band 15/Emerald

Wonderful Wilderness Band 15/Emerald

Author: Gill Arburthnott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What is a wilderness? Why do we need to preserve it and how do we go about doing so? This book takes a look at these important questions and focuses on National Parks from Yellowstone in the US, to the Lake District in the UK and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 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. 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 - Geography

The Golden Age of Baghdad Band 17/Diamond

The Golden Age of Baghdad Band 17/Diamond

Author: Richard Platt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 1,100 years ago Baghdad was the world's biggest and finest city. Discover this glamorous, glorious desert city - its art, literature and learning - during the Islamic Golden Age. 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. 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 - History

War School for Dogs Band 16/Sapphire

War School for Dogs Band 16/Sapphire

Author: David Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level During the First World War, the British War Dog School was set up. Find out how it trained dogs to carry messages along the trenches, helping the war effort and saving lives. 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 - History

Himalayas Bottom to Top Band 18/Pearl

Himalayas Bottom to Top Band 18/Pearl

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Take a look at the Himalayan mountain range - from the jungle valleys at the bottom right up to the icy peaks at the very top. Find out about the climate, the vegetation and the wildlife and how people live their lives at each level. 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. 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: Geography

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: 22/09/2017

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 Story of the Wolf Band 17/Diamond

The Story of the Wolf Band 17/Diamond

Author: James Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Wolves are fascinating, beautiful - and often misunderstood. Find out how wolves are adapted to life in harsh climates, how they live and work together in packs, how humans have mistreated them in the past, and how humans and wolves might live alongside each other more peacefully in the future. 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. 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 - Science

Mary Anning Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Mary Anning Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Mary Anning was one of the greatest fossil hunters in history. Find out how Mary's life changed when she found an enormous fossil on her local beach, and how her discoveries transformed the way we think about life on Earth. 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. 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 - History; Geography

Top Ten Great Britons Band 15/Emerald

Top Ten Great Britons Band 15/Emerald

Author: Jo Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When the British public voted for their top ten Britons, they included a writer, musician, campaigner, engineer and politician in the list. What do they all have in common? Find out what it takes to be a Great Briton. 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. 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

Everest Ice Climbers Band 15/Emerald

Everest Ice Climbers Band 15/Emerald

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Join an expedition climbing Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. From Base Camp to the summit, find out what to wear, what to take with you and how to survive! 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. 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 - Geography

Ancient Greeks and Why They Matter to Us Band 16/Sapphire

Ancient Greeks and Why They Matter to Us Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level The Ancient Greeks had big ideas, made unusual discoveries and created brilliant inventions. Find out what it was like to be Greek thousands of years ago, and how Ancient Greek culture has shaped the way we live our lives today. 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 - History

The Incredible Life of Sir David Attenborough Band 16/Sapphire

The Incredible Life of Sir David Attenborough Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level David Attenborough has dedicated his life to nature. Through his television programmes he has brought amazing wildlife into our homes and helped us to understand more about the world. Find out all about his incredible life. 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 Life and Times of William Shakespeare Band 18/Pearl

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare Band 18/Pearl

Author: Sue Purkiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out about the fascinating life of William Shakespeare - the world's most famous playwright. How did the politics of the time, and the queens, kings and rulers, affect his writing? Who was this man who had such a way with words? 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. 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: History

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level For nearly a century, women fought for the right to be able to vote. Their leaders brought together women from all social classes. Their fight for equality led to imprisonment and even death. This is the story of the suffragettes. 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. 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 - History

Linnaeus Organising Nature Band 18/Pearl

Linnaeus Organising Nature Band 18/Pearl

Author: Liz Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Carl Linnaeus was one of the most important and influential scientists who ever lived. He invented a system for naming and classifying living things, which is still in use today, and went on scientific expeditions to remote parts of the world. Discover Linnaeus's adventurous life and how his work has inspired scientists ever since. * 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. * 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.

A Year in Barrowswold Forest Band 15/Emerald

A Year in Barrowswold Forest Band 15/Emerald

Author: Chris Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This scrapbook tells the story of a Forest School year. Each week in Forest School the children visit Barrowswold Forest and record their adventures throughout the changing seasons. They have fun climbing trees, making things and exploring - and they also learn a lot about the animals, plants and environment around 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 - 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 - Geography

Guided Reading Handbook Copper to Topaz Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Guided Reading Handbook Copper to Topaz Complete Teaching and Assessment Support

Author: Stephanie Austwick, Kevin Jeffery, Rachel Clarke, Gill Matthews Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/09/2017

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.

The Life Cycle of a Polar Bear Band 14/Ruby

The Life Cycle of a Polar Bear Band 14/Ruby

Author: Catriona Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the journey of a polar bear from cub to adulthood to find out how they reach the top of the Arctic food chain and survive in the frozen north. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. 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 44 and 45 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Science - Living things and their habitats

On the Track Band 12/Copper

On the Track Band 12/Copper

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

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

Vikings in Britain Band 14/Ruby

Vikings in Britain Band 14/Ruby

Author: David MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level They came in their longships from Scandinavia, stealing gold and spreading fear. From fighting to settling, this is the story of how Vikings shaped the history of Britain as we know it. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. 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 44 and 45 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - History - Viking raids and invasion

Women in the Skies Band 13/Topaz

Women in the Skies Band 13/Topaz

Author: Charlotte Coleman-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level From the first planes to modern spacecraft, follow the women who had the courage, grit and determination to conquer the skies! Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. 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 - History (beyond 1066)

What's up with Time? Band 14/Ruby

What's up with Time? Band 14/Ruby

Author: Becca Heddle Illustrator: Alan Rowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level How do we measure time, and where does it come from? How do clocks work - and what happened before they were invented? Find out the fascinating answers inside. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. 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 44 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. Curriculum links - Mathematics - measurement; History - chronological understanding

The Making of Mozart Band 12/Copper

The Making of Mozart Band 12/Copper

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

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

A Finders' Guide to Rocks, Fossils and Soils Band 13/Topaz

A Finders' Guide to Rocks, Fossils and Soils Band 13/Topaz

Author: Alison Milford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Join the experts on their field trip and discover how the rocks, fossils and soils are a vital part of our planet. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. 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 - Science - Rocks; Geography - Natural resources

Tsunamis Band 12/Copper

Tsunamis Band 12/Copper

Author: Emily Dodd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What is a tsunami? How do they happen? What effect do they have on people's lives? Learn about how we can predict them by looking at the science behind them and some real-life case studies. 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 - Geography - Human geography

Living in an Earthquake Zone Band 13/Topaz

Living in an Earthquake Zone Band 13/Topaz

Author: Catriona Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What's it really like to live in an earthquake zone and how do people know when one's about to happen? Explore where and why earthquakes take place and what to do when one strikes. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. 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 - physical geography

The Dragon's Bride and other Dragon Stories Band 14/Ruby

The Dragon's Bride and other Dragon Stories Band 14/Ruby

Author: Fiona Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Three dragon tales from different cultures. Find out how brave Maren defies the terrifying beast on her wedding day, how a dragon's granny helps three boys escape his cruel claws, and how Tokoyo's quest to free her father, sees her defeat the dreadful dragon and free her whole country at the same time. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: Traditional tales from other cultures Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Emperor's New Clothes Band 12/Copper

The Emperor's New Clothes Band 12/Copper

Author: Susie Day Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional tale originating from Denmark about a vain king, who'll do anything to dress to impress, even if it ends up making him look rather silly! Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale. Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Much Ado About Nothing Band 17/Diamond

Much Ado About Nothing Band 17/Diamond

Author: Sue Purkiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

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. 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. 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

Two Animal Tales from Africa Band 15/Emerald

Two Animal Tales from Africa Band 15/Emerald

Author: Beverley Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Two beautifully told traditional tales by Beverley Birch. 'The Water Thief' is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how crafty Tortoise plays him at his own game. 'Lumbwi and the Gazelle' is about a moving friendship, but when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he seems to forget about his old friend, to dreadful consequences. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: Traditional tales from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How the Birds Got Their Colours: Tales from the Australian Dreamtime Band 13/Topaz

How the Birds Got Their Colours: Tales from the Australian Dreamtime Band 13/Topaz

Author: Helen Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful collection of creation stories from Australia, telling how the koala lost his tail, the kangaroo got her pouch, as well as how the birds got their colours. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type: Traditional tales 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.

The Winter's Tale Band 17/Diamond

The Winter's Tale Band 17/Diamond

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Alan Gibbons movingly retells the ultimate story of jealousy. When King Leontes banishes his whole family, after suspecting his wife's infidelity, he destroys everything that matters to him. But, even utter devastation can be healed with the gift of time and a little love. 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

The Journey of Odysseus Band 15/Emerald

The Journey of Odysseus Band 15/Emerald

Author: Hawys Morgan Illustrator: Martin Bustamante Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow Odysseus on his remarkable journey home, and find out whether he and his crew will survive the perils of the cyclops, Poseidon's revenge, the bewitching sirens, Scylla, and the deadly whirlpool, the cruel heat and a dramatic shipwreck. Finally, will Penelope, his long-lost wife be waiting for him? 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 traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Henry V Band 16/Sapphire

Henry V Band 16/Sapphire

Author: J A Henderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Relive Shakespeare's epic tale of courage and heroism in this powerful retelling by Jan-Andrew Henderson. Is King Henry V strong enough to bring together his kingdom while under siege in France? And where does his loyalty as king, really lie? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire

The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get acquainted with Shakespeare's classic tale of greed and revenge, in this light-hearted and amusing retelling. Bassanio is overjoyed when he finally gets to marry Portia. But, his happiness is short-lived when he is forced to defend his dear friend Antonio, who's in trouble with an old merchant - intent on getting his pound of flesh. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

King Lear Band 18/Pearl

King Lear Band 18/Pearl

Author: Martin Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Revisit Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. When King Lear asks his three daughters to prove their love for him, he never expects the devastating outcome he faces. This remarkable edition allows readers into the minds of each of the principal characters to better understand their crafty plans and desperate motivations. 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Richard III Band 18/Pearl

Richard III Band 18/Pearl

Author: Chris Powling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the twisted, evil plans of Richard III as he works his way to up become king of England. But, just how far will he go in order to reach the top, and once there, will he get the glory and triumph he so craves? 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the literary heritage

The Fall of Julius Caesar Band 17/Diamond

The Fall of Julius Caesar Band 17/Diamond

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Reacquaint yourself with Shakespeare's classic tale of power, control and leadership. When ruler Julius Caesar is offered more and more honours, and gains more and more power, there's only one way to put a stop to him. 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

Hamlet Band 18/Pearl

Hamlet Band 18/Pearl

Author: Jon Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderfully creative retelling of Shakespeare's famous tale of revenge. When Hamlet's father unexpectedly dies and his mother quickly remarries his uncle, something doesn't feel right. A warning from a ghost sets in motion a terrifying investigation to uncover the truth. But at what 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. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Snow White and Rose Red Band 12/Copper

Snow White and Rose Red Band 12/Copper

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional tale from Germany, about two sisters and their friendship with a bear, who turns out to be not at all what he seems. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Pandora's Box Band 15/Emerald

Pandora's Box Band 15/Emerald

Author: Julia Golding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A lively retelling of the classic Greek legend, which tells Pandora's tale of temptation. As she embarks life on Earth, she needs to follow just one last rule. She mustn't, under any circumstance, open the box she's been given. Can she do it, and what will be the consequences if she gives in? 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 traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Comedy of Errors Band 16/Sapphire

The Comedy of Errors Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Tim Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A hilarious retelling of one of Shakespeare's silliest comedies. With two sets of identical twins, there's bound to be plenty of mistaken identities, the question is will everyone work out who each other is, and will all the confusion get sorted out before it's too late? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Othello Band 18/Pearl

Othello Band 18/Pearl

Author: Sally Prue Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Sally Prue's gripping retelling of Shakespeare's devastating tragedy is both shocking and riveting. Find out how far Iago will go to get revenge on Othello, and what the terrible consequences will be. 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

The Fisherman and his Wife Band 12/Copper

The Fisherman and his Wife Band 12/Copper

Author: Tanya Landman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional German tale about the perils of greed, and what happens to those who always want more than they have. When a fisherman catches a magical fish, he has the chance to change his fortune, but will his wife's dissatisfaction put everything at risk? Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Ogre Band 13/Topaz

The Ogre Band 13/Topaz

Author: Deborah Bawden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level An African folk tale about two brothers, who turn out to be the only ones to save their village from the terrifying ogre who lives in the mountains above them. Find out how they manage to overcome him, and whether it's brains or brawn that eventually ensures freedom and victory for the village. 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.

The Talking Bird Band 14/Ruby

The Talking Bird Band 14/Ruby

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional Persian tale about three orphaned siblings who embark on a journey of discovery to find a magical talking bird. Find out if they make it home again, and whether they learn anything about themselves along the way. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.. 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.

Antony and Cleopatra Band 17/Diamond

Antony and Cleopatra Band 17/Diamond

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

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

Beauty and the Beast Band 13/Topaz

Beauty and the Beast Band 13/Topaz

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

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.

Dick Whittington Band 12/Copper

Dick Whittington Band 12/Copper

Author: Kate Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A fun, lively retelling of the traditional tale of Dick and how he hopes to change his fortune by travelling to London. But the big city is not paved with gold after all, and Dick's life is still hard, until he meets a curious cat, and suddenly his world changes. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

As You Like It Band 16/Sapphire

As You Like It Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Jo Cotterill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When Rosalind is banished to the forest by her uncle it goes without saying that her cousin Celia will go with her. But their new life gets slightly complicated, when, disguised as boys, they meet real boys, who they'd quite like to live happily ever after with! How to reveal who they really are, without losing the people they love? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Spotlight on Russia Band 18/Pearl

Spotlight on Russia Band 18/Pearl

Author: Sue Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Russia is a huge, varied country with big cities, small villages and wildernesses full of wildlife. It has an amazing history of Tsars and rebellions and bloody revolutions, as well as being a major power in the world today. In this book, find out what life is like in the largest nation on Earth. 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: geography, history

Technology in the Battle of Britain Band 17/Diamond

Technology in the Battle of Britain Band 17/Diamond

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level In 1940, the skies over Britain were the scene of furious fighting between the aeroplanes of the RAF and the German Luftwaffe. Technology played a role in every aspect of the battle: from code-breaking computers and radar to faster, more agile fighter planes. Find out how technology helped to turn the tide of the battle. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: information text Curriculum links: history, science, geography

How to Build a House Band 16/Sapphire

How to Build a House Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What is your house made of? Around the world, you will find homes made of mud, stone, wood, glass, metal, concrete and even recycled plastic. Building materials can be strong, flexible, mouldable - and even beautiful! Find out how architects choose the right material for each job. 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: science Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Mapping Australia Band 15/Emerald

Mapping Australia Band 15/Emerald

Author: Richard Platt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Discover how people have mapped Australia - from songs that recorded what the landscape looked like, and early explorers' drawings, to modern maps and satellite images. 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: geography, history

Changing Land Band 15/Emerald

Changing Land Band 15/Emerald

Author: Liz Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This book will show you how to be a landscape detective! The way we use the land around us has changed a lot over the centuries, and it's still changing today. Visit Colchester in Essex and Portree on the Isle of Skye to find out how! 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: Geography

Light Band 17/Diamond

Light Band 17/Diamond

Author: Emily Dodd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level What is light and how does it work? Did you know it was the fastest thing in the universe? Learn about the different properties of light and the importance of the sun, as well as the potential for using light in the future. 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: science

Charlotte Bronte Band 18/Pearl

Charlotte Bronte Band 18/Pearl

Author: Harriet Castor Illustrator: Ismael Pinteno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Charlotte Bronte loved to create imaginary worlds and make up stories with her brother and sisters. Find out what life was like for Charlotte growing up, and how these games led her to become a best-selling author. 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

The Arabian Desert Band 16/Sapphire

The Arabian Desert Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

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 Railway Revolution Band 16/Sapphire

The Railway Revolution Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Jo Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level In 1804 the first steam train set out on a nine mile journey. Within 50 years, there were 6,000 miles of railway across the country. Discover who was behind this revolution and how it transformed Victorian England. 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, geography Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Coral Reefs Band 18/Pearl

Coral Reefs Band 18/Pearl

Author: Moira Butterfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Reefs are some of the most amazing habitats on earth, home to exotic fish, colourful corals, turtles and even sharks. Explore the reefs like a diver, and learn about how they formed, how they work, and how we can keep them safe for future generations to enjoy. 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: geography, science

The Story of the Electric Guitar Band 17/Diamond

The Story of the Electric Guitar Band 17/Diamond

Author: James Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Electric guitars have made a massive contribution to music over the last century. It's hard to imagine today's music without them! But how were they invented, who were (and are) the greatest guitarists and what makes this amazing instrument so versatile and exciting? Read this book to find out! 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

The Story of Football Band 17/Diamond

The Story of Football Band 17/Diamond

Author: Grant Bage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Football has changed a lot since mediaeval times, when it was a highly dangerous street game involving rival mobs and hardly any rules! Find out how the game has developed over time into the world's most popular spectator sport, loved by fans and players all over the world. 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

Super Stars Band 15/Emerald

Super Stars Band 15/Emerald

Author: Jenny Vaughan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Space scientists believe there are billions of stars in our universe. Travel deep into space and discover how stars are born, what they're made from, what they do, and what happens when they die. 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

Boudica Band 15/Emerald

Boudica Band 15/Emerald

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Boudica, the warrior queen of the Iceni tribe, is famous for leading her people into battle against the Romans about 2000 years ago. But who was Boudica, and what led her to fight against the might of Rome? Travel back in time with this book, and find out! 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: History

The Battle of Passchendaele Band 18/Pearl

The Battle of Passchendaele Band 18/Pearl

Author: David Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level In 1917, during World War I, the battle of Passchendaele was fought on the Western Front in Belgium. Find out why the battle was important and what life was like for the soldiers who fought and died there. 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

The Stone Age Band 12/Copper

The Stone Age Band 12/Copper

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Over 25,000 years ago, people left handprints on the wall of a cave. Discover the clues Stone-Age people left behind, and find out what life was like thousands of years ago. Over 25,000 years ago, people left handprints on the wall of a cave. Discover the clues Stone-Age people left behind, and find out what life was like thousands of years ago. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: An information book. Curriculum links: History - changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Plants, Pollen and Pollinators Band 13/Topaz

Plants, Pollen and Pollinators Band 13/Topaz

Author: Becca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

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

Mega Plants Band 12/Copper

Mega Plants Band 12/Copper

Author: Steve Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Plants are amazing, different around the world - and the biggest living things ever. There are leaves twice as long as a bus, flowers that attract insects by smelling like dead bodies, and trees that grow taller than the Statue of Liberty or weigh ten times as much as a blue whale! 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 - Science

Roman Life in Britain Band 12/Copper

Roman Life in Britain Band 12/Copper

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When the Roman Emperor Claudius invaded in 43 AD, life for people in Britain changed - a lot! This book will show you how people in Roman Britain lived, travelled, ate, dressed and even washed themselves. You'll also find out why the Romans came to Britain in the first place - and why they had to leave in the end. 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

The Water Cycle Band 14/Ruby

The Water Cycle Band 14/Ruby

Author: Alison Milford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level We all need water to survive - without it there would be no life on Earth! Find out how the Earth recycles water, and what we can do to help. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: science, geography

Food Chains Band 14/Ruby

Food Chains Band 14/Ruby

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level All living things need food to survive. Find out who eats whom, and how we all link together to form a food chain. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: an information book Curriculum links: science, geography

Super Boats Band 12/Copper

Super Boats Band 12/Copper

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

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.

Great Architects Band 12/Copper

Great Architects Band 12/Copper

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

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

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: 05/01/2016

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.

The Legend of Blackbeard Band 15/Emerald

The Legend of Blackbeard Band 15/Emerald

Author: Thomas Bloor Illustrator: Ivan Kravets Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Travel with fearsome Captain Blackbeard and his crew of pirates across the open seas as they search for treasure and capture ships. But just when Blackbeard thinks he has everything he ever wanted, he realises that it's being a true pirate that he loves best. 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 traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Tinderbox Band 15/Emerald

The Tinderbox Band 15/Emerald

Author: Penny Dolan Illustrator: Javier Joaquin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When Jack finds an old tinderbox, he doesn't think much of it, but the fact that someone else wants it so much makes him question his value. Indeed, as his wishes come true, there's only one last thing that he really wants. But will he be able to outwit the King and Queen and win the heart of the Princess before it's too late? 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 traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Author: Emma Carroll Illustrator: Arpad Olbey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Rediscover Emily Bronte's terrifying novel of revenge and hatred set on the wild Yorkshire moors. When an orphaned boy embarks on a lifelong mission to punish two wealthy families, he begins a chain of unbelievable events. But, will the prize be worth all the heartache caused along the way? 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 Railway Children Band 16/Sapphire

The Railway Children Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Harriet Castor Illustrator: Rosalind Lyons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A new chance to follow the lives of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter as they relocate to the country and make friends with station guard Perks, in a lovely retelling of the old favourite written for children by E. Nesbit in the early Twentieth Century. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Full Moon Night in Silk Cotton Tree Village: A Collection of Caribbean Folk Tales Band 15/Emerald

Full Moon Night in Silk Cotton Tree Village: A Collection of Caribbean Folk Tales Band 15/Emerald

Author: John Agard, Grace Nichols Illustrator: Rosie Woods Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Learn all about the strange goings on in Cotton Tree Village with these four traditional tales from the Caribbean, beautifully told here by award-winning authors, John Agard and Grace Nichols. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: Traditional tales 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.

The Wind in the Willows Band 16/Sapphire

The Wind in the Willows Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Nicky Singer Illustrator: Anna Shuttlewood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Nicky Singer has captured all the beauty and familiarity of this classic children's book. Follow the adventures of Rat, Mole and Badger as they try to stop their friend Toad from getting into too much trouble. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. 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 39 Steps Band 18/Pearl

The 39 Steps Band 18/Pearl

Author: Andrew Lane Illustrator: Ruth Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Revisit John Buchan's classic adventure story of danger and intrigue, as hero Richard Hannay desperately tries to escape being caught for a murder he didn't commit. The question is, can he stop the mysterious forces, which threaten the safety of the world while he's on the run? 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Little Women Band 18/Pearl

Little Women Band 18/Pearl

Author: Katie Dale Illustrator: Elena Selivanova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the lives of the March sisters, who are forced to pull together when their father leaves to fight in the war. But will the girls cope when disaster strikes and their mother has to leave too, or will their changing world pull them apart? This edition, written by Katie Dale has all the warmth of Louisa May Alcott's original classic. 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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: 05/01/2016

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.

The Secret Garden Band 17/Diamond

The Secret Garden Band 17/Diamond

Author: Fleur Hitchcock Illustrator: Laszlo Veres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A gripping retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale of mystery and friendship. When Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle at his remote home on the moor, she thinks she'll be lonely and bored. But when she finds a rusty old key and discovers a secret cousin she never knew she had, everything at Misselthwaite Manor changes. 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

Jane Eyre Band 18/Pearl

Jane Eyre Band 18/Pearl

Author: Julie Berry Illustrator: Runa Rudaya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When governess Jane Eyre goes to work at Thornfield Hall and meets the mysterious Mr Rochester, her life finally feels like it's going right. Until the strange woman in the attic threatens everything. Charlotte Bronte's epic classic is beautifully retold here by award-winning author Julie Berry. 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: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage 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: 05/01/2016

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 Black Bull Band 14/Ruby

The Black Bull Band 14/Ruby

Author: Karen Mccombie Illustrator: Eva Dunzinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When Flora dreams of happiness, she doesn't expect to be thrown on to the back of a great, black bull! But as Flora and the bull travel from glen to glen, is the silent beast all that he seems? 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; books from other cultures and traditions This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Puss in Boots Band 12/Copper

Puss in Boots Band 12/Copper

Author: Anna Wilson Illustrator: Denis Martynets Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A fun, lively retelling of the traditional tale of Puss and how he helps the miller's son when he's given a bag and a pair of boots. Find out how he changes Sam's fortunes in a series of clever, cunning tricks. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The White Mouse: A Folk Tale from The Panchatantra Band 13/Topaz

The White Mouse: A Folk Tale from The Panchatantra Band 13/Topaz

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Masako Masukawa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Discover an ancient Indian culture in this traditional tale of magic, love and a very special quest. When a small white mouse is turned into a daughter for a couple desperate for a family, they never imagined having to say goodbye to her. But as she grows up, it seems her heart only really belongs in one place: back where she came from. 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.

The Firebird: A Russian Folk Tale Band 14/Ruby

The Firebird: A Russian Folk Tale Band 14/Ruby

Author: June Crebbin Illustrator: Juanbjuan Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Grey Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes them to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. 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.

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: 05/01/2016

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.

Anne of Green Gables Band 17/Diamond

Anne of Green Gables Band 17/Diamond

Author: Sarah Webb Illustrator: Jim Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A funny, heart-warming retelling of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story for children, which follows orphan Anne, as she joins a new family and makes a new, and finally happy life for herself. 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

The Goose Girl Band 13/Topaz

The Goose Girl Band 13/Topaz

Author: Livi Michael Illustrator: Ellie Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This hilarious retelling of a traditional Hans Christian Anderson tale tells of mistaken identities as a kind, humble princess swaps places with her grumpy, unpleasant maid, with some very funny consequences! Who'll end up marrying the prince, and who will end up the goose girl, and how will the magic horse help? 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.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon Band 13/Topaz

East of the Sun, West of the Moon Band 13/Topaz

Author: Jo Nelson Illustrator: Marsela Hajdinjak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow Rosa's magical journey across the snow and ice towards a mysterious prince, who she must rescue in order to unlock her own true happiness. This beautiful retelling of an other-worldly traditional tale, wonderfully describes Rosa's unexpected voyage. 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.

Pinocchio Band 15/Emerald

Pinocchio Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Remind yourself of the enchanting story of Pinocchio, by Pinocchio, retold here by the multi-award winning author Michael Morpurgo and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. A truly beautiful edition that brings this classic tale back to life. 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 traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Alexandra Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic story for children, retold here by Narinder Dhami. Follow Mowgli's adventures with Bagheera, Baloo and the wolf packs which he calls family, as he tries to escape the claws of vicious tiger Shere Khan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. 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 Nutcracker and the Mouse King Band 14/Ruby

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Band 14/Ruby

Author: Ursula Jones Illustrator: Mariano Epelbaum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Wonderful storyteller Ursula Jones tells the story of the Nutcracker, and his noble attempt to defeat the evil Mouse King and his army. Marie will never forget the Christmas the Nutcracker arrives, but can he live up to her expectations? 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.

Key Stage 2 New Titles Starter set

Key Stage 2 New Titles Starter set

Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/10/2015

The ideal way to try Collins Big Cat, to plug gaps and to refresh your reading resources at unbeatable prices. Starter sets contain a complete list of titles from each band with a 20% discount on the normal price. The new titles Starter Set for September contains the following titles: Sleeping Beauty The House of the Nine Doors Life and Death in a Hill Fort The Wizard of Oz George and the Dragon Spotlight on Brazil Julius Caesar Ruby-Rose The Signalman: Two Ghost Stories The Four-Desert Challenge The Celts The Hairy Flip-Flops and other Fulani Folk Tales Tales of Two Dragons Sister Queens: The Lives and reigns of Mary and Elizabeth Volcanoes Alice in Wonderland The Ancient Mariner The World's First Women Doctors: Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson The Shang Dynasty The Tempest Twelfth Night The Kingdom of Benin Nicholas Nickleby Romeo and Juliet The Maya The Mysterious World of Microorganisms

The World's First Women Doctors: Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Band 16/Sapphire

The World's First Women Doctors: Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about two ground breaking figures in medicine - Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garret Anderson, two women who fought to become doctors in the early 1800s. What was life like for women in the early nineteenth century, what obstacles did both women come up against and ultimately how did they succeed? * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.

George and the Dragon Band 13/Topaz

George and the Dragon Band 13/Topaz

Author: Saviour Pirotta Illustrator: Martina Peluso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Princess Sabra has a simple happy life until her kingdom is attacked by a fierce, fire-breathing dragon. As she struggles to find a way of saving the land and the people, there appears only one answer and one very high cost...Can the strange soldier who appears be the only one who can rescue her and save her kingdom from the mighty beast? Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Ruby-Rose Band 14/Ruby

Ruby-Rose Band 14/Ruby

Author: Janet Foxley Illustrator: Pedro Bascon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Janet Foxley spins a new take on the familiar classic, Little Red Riding Hood. Be prepared for some unexpected twists and turns as Ruby-Rose sets out into the forest with a basket of food for her grandmother, and as the light fades and things get peculiar, this ripping retelling feels more menacing than ever before! 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.

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A fascinating insight into the history of one of our ancient civilisations - the Shang dynasty, their society, culture, belief system and way of life in China over 500 years ago. Who were they, how did they rule and what was life like under their power? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Signalman: Two Ghost Stories Band 14/Ruby

The Signalman: Two Ghost Stories Band 14/Ruby

Author: Penny Dolan Illustrator: Stefano Tambellini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Discover these two creepy, ghostly stories originally written by Charles Dickens, retold here by Penny Dolan. In 'The Signalman' messages warn of horrors to come, but will they be understood before it's too late? And in 'The Face on the Train' a chance meeting inspires an artist to draw a portrait, but was the encounter chance after all? 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.

The Ancient Mariner Band 16/Sapphire

The Ancient Mariner Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Sue Purkiss Illustrator: Amerigo Pinelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A gripping and moving retelling of this poem written originally in the eighteenth century by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It tells the story of the Ancient Mariner and his adventures at sea, where tragedy strikes, more than once and he is ultimately saved - against the odds, teaching him the importance of humanity and humility. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth Band 15/Emerald

Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth Band 15/Emerald

Author: Duffy Parry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out about the lives of these two queens, joined together by their family bond, but with hugely different beliefs. Discover what early life was like for Princesses Mary and Elizabeth under the turbulent rule of their father Henry VIII, how they got on with each other and their individual reigns in this fascinating dual biography. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Hairy Flip-Flops and other Fulani Folk Tales Band 15/Emerald

The Hairy Flip-Flops and other Fulani Folk Tales Band 15/Emerald

Author: Stephen Davies Illustrator: Steve Stone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Follow the trickery and antics of Hyena and Rabbit as they try to out-wit each other in this collection of hilarious traditional tales from West Africa. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Tempest Band 17/Diamond

The Tempest Band 17/Diamond

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Meet Prospero and his daughter Miranda as they are shipwrecked on an island. As Prospero plans revenge on those that put them there, an unlikely alliance leads to an alternative outcome with acceptance, forgiveness, friendship and marriage at the heart. Discover one of Shakespeare's most exciting plays in this gripping retelling by John Dougherty. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Nicholas Nickleby Band 18/Pearl

Nicholas Nickleby Band 18/Pearl

Author: Julie Berry Illustrator: Ismael Pinteno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Orphans Nicholas and Kate arrive in London to find help from their uncle, but his cold-hearted, cruel attitude sets the siblings on a course that will change their lives forever. Immerse yourself in this beautiful adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' best-known novels by Julie Berry. 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:

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: 21/09/2015

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.

The Mysterious World of Microorganisms Band 18/Pearl

The Mysterious World of Microorganisms Band 18/Pearl

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Not your average science book, this in-depth analysis of the smallest living things in our world, gives captivating insight into the wonderful world of microorganisms. Focussing on bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses, it explains some of the biggest diseases of our time as well as the processes of protecting ourselves. 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:

The House of the Nine Doors Band 12/Copper

The House of the Nine Doors Band 12/Copper

Author: Lari Don Illustrator: Stu McLellan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A classic tale of the Irish legend Finn McCaul, as he strives to fulfil a challenge to free his jailed uncle. The question is, is it even humanly possible?! Find out in this non-stop, funny story of perseverance, imagination - and a bit of speed, written by the Canongate Prize winner Lari Don. 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: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Twelfth Night Band 17/Diamond

Twelfth Night Band 17/Diamond

Author: Celia Rees Illustrator: Kisoo Chai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Enjoy the hilarity and mischief amidst the mistaken identities, mixed messages and cross dressing in this wonderful retelling of William Shakespeare's comedy play by Celia Rees. As all the characters get their wires crossed, and fall in love with the wrong people, time is running out to reveal their true identities before they head to the church! Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Volcanoes Band 15/Emerald

Volcanoes Band 15/Emerald

Author: Emily Dodd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Everything you could ever want to know about one of Earth's most impressive phenomena. Find out all about the different types of volcano, why and how they happen, the risks they pose as well as what they can provide. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts.

The Maya Band 18/Pearl

The Maya Band 18/Pearl

Author: Richard Platt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get an understanding of one of the world's ancient civilisations, find out all about their way of life, intriguing rituals and bizarre sports in this fascinating account of how the Maya first established themselves over 20,000 years ago in Central America and their eventual demise. 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:

The Kingdom of Benin Band 17/Diamond

The Kingdom of Benin Band 17/Diamond

Author: Philip Steele Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about the ancient kingdom of Benin, the tribes that lived there, how they lived and were ruled, and how the nation changed and developed over time. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

Romeo and Juliet Band 18/Pearl

Romeo and Juliet Band 18/Pearl

Author: Jon Mayhew, Barbara Vagnozzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get to know one of literature's most famous couples, as they meet, fall in love, marry in secret and are then cruelly separated. A love story at its heart, this is also a tale of rivalry, revenge and bitter resentment. Get to know one of Shakespeare's most famous plays in this wonderful and engaging retelling. 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:

Life and Death in an Iron Age Hill Fort Band 12/Copper

Life and Death in an Iron Age Hill Fort Band 12/Copper

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level In the Iron Age over 3,000 forts were built on top of hills. Find out how hill forts were constructed, what they were used for, and what they tells us about the people who lived over 2,000 years ago. A fascinating look into a past world by Juliet Kerrigan. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Julius Caesar Band 13/Topaz

Julius Caesar Band 13/Topaz

Author: Anita Ganieri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about the creation of the Roman Empire, and the leader, lawyer and warrior who established it and built such a powerful kingdom. Seizing land and power Caesar became dictator before he met with a brutal end in 44BCE, though not before he'd made his mark. Brave hero or ferocious tyrant - you decide. Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.

Tales of Two Dragons Band 15/Emerald

Tales of Two Dragons Band 15/Emerald

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Cosei Kawa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level These wonderful atmospheric folktales from the Ukraine and China, capture two different cultures, united in the presence of a dragon, who has the power to change all of their lives forever. Told here, by master storyteller Dawn Casey. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sleeping Beauty Band 12/Copper

Sleeping Beauty Band 12/Copper

Author: Rachel Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of this favourite fairy tale, in verse by CLPE-award winner, Rachel Rooney. 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: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Four-Desert Challenge Band 14/Ruby

Four-Desert Challenge Band 14/Ruby

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out all about one of the worlds' toughest running challenges, as racers compete for 28 days covering a distance of over 1,000 kilometres in some of the wildest and loneliest places on Earth, in the ultimate endurance event. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A brand new Alice for children today to enjoy, beautifully retold and illustrated by multi-award-winning author Emma Chichester Clark, which captures the original tale faithfully and loyally but with makes it accessible for a whole new generation. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dubai From The Sky Band 08/Purple

Dubai From The Sky Band 08/Purple

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

A history of Dubai, told through stunning aerial photos. Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - An information book. Curriculum links - Geography: 'interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including ... aerial photographs'. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22-23.

Homes Sweet Homes Band 07/Turquoise

Homes Sweet Homes Band 07/Turquoise

Author: James Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

A collection of beautiful poems about the habitats of contrasting creatures. Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A poetry collection. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22-23.

Spreading the Word: William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee Band 11/Lime

Spreading the Word: William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee Band 11/Lime

Author: Charlotte Guillain Illustrator: Jim Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When William Caxton brought the printing press to England in 1475 he changed the lives of thousands of people, putting reading and education within their reach for the first time. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet over five hundred years later, he changed the world all over again. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A dual biography. Curriculum links - History: 'the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, ... William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee]. Place the two lives in context with a visual timeline on pages 22-23.

Royal Rap Band 08/Purple

Royal Rap Band 08/Purple

Author: Laurence Anholt Illustrator: Alice Morentorn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

A humorous poem with one couplet on every monarch from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth the Second. Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - A poem. Curriculum links - History: 'Pupils should be taught about ... events beyond living memory that are significant nationally'. A royal timeline on pages 22-23, showing dates on the throne of all monarchs, allows children to place the poem in context.

The Boy With Wings Band 09/Gold

The Boy With Wings Band 09/Gold

Author: Simon Cheshire Illustrator: Dylan Coburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Icarus and his father have been imprisoned in a maze. They dream of escape, but all they have are some sticks, feathers and wax ... Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - An retelling of a myth. Recap the key events in a reader response spread on pages 22-23. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How The Elephant Got His Trunk Band 05/Green

How The Elephant Got His Trunk Band 05/Green

Author: Lou Kuenzler Illustrator: Alberto Arzeni Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Eddie the Elephant was always asking Who? What? When? But one day a crocodile gave him an answer he'd never forget! Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters Text type: A traditional tale The story map on pages 22-23 offers children a visual summary of Eddie's journey. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Holidays: Then and Now Band 06/Orange

Holidays: Then and Now Band 06/Orange

Author: Lucy. M George Illustrator: Alexander Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Everyone looks forward to their holidays. In this book you can learn how holidays began, and what they are like today. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type: An information text. Curriculum links: History: 'how people's lives have shaped this nation'. A timeline on pages 22-23 allows children to see the history of holidays in one neat summary. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Our Head Teacher is a Super-Villain Band 10/White

Our Head Teacher is a Super-Villain Band 10/White

Author: Tommy Donbavand Illustrator: Julian Mosedale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Something strange is going on at my school. All the teachers have yellow swirly eyes, and we've got some weird new school rules. I think it's time to investigate what's going on! White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - A humorous story. Recap the main events of the story with a reader response spread on pages 22-23. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

We See A Cloud Band 11/Lime

We See A Cloud Band 11/Lime

Author: June Crebbin, Moira Butterfield, Celia Warren Illustrator: Jenny Wren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Leaves of gold and crimson Curl crisply on the street, Their papery voices chatter As they crunch beneath my feet. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A poetry collection. Curriculum links - Geography: 'use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather'. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22-23.

Wild Dog In The City Band 05/Green

Wild Dog In The City Band 05/Green

Author: Karen Romano Young Illustrator: Karen Romano Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Once, coyotes only lived in the country. Now, they've moved into cities, where they go hunting at night. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters Text type: An information book Curriculum links: Science: 'Pupils should be taught to ... identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals'. The book includes a reader response page on 22-23 to recap learning. 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: 08/04/2015

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.

Great Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong Band 09/Gold

Great Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong Band 09/Gold

Author: Charlotte Guillain Illustrator: Jim Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

In the 15th century, Christopher Columbus found new lands on the other side of the world. Four hundred years later, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Both men were great explorers. Discover their stories here. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - A dual biography. * History: 'the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, ... Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong]. * Place the two lives in context with a visual timeline on pages 22-23.

Slumbery Stumble in the Jungle Band 06/Orange

Slumbery Stumble in the Jungle Band 06/Orange

Author: Sarah Mcconnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

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.

From Tree To Book Band 07/Turquoise

From Tree To Book Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Sarah Levison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2015

Find out all about how book is made, from making the paper to printing the words to designing the cover. 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. The whole journey is recapped visually in one spread on pages 22-23. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Rumpelstiltskin Band 09/Gold

Rumpelstiltskin Band 09/Gold

Author: Abie Longstaff Illustrator: Caroline Romanet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Daisy longs to marry the king, but he wants her to prove herself first. Daisy asks for help from an unlikely friend, but finds herself making promises she can't keep. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - A traditional story. A story map on pages 22 and 23 tracks the key events of the plot.

Brave Nurses: Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell Band 10/White

Brave Nurses: Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell Band 10/White

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell risked their lives to look after the wounded and the dying. They proved that bravery in wartime isn't just about fighting and winning battles. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - A dual biography. A glossary on page 29 defines difficult words. A timeline on pages 30 and 31 allows children to recap the events of the gallant lives. Curriculum links - History: 'the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, ... Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell].'

Turtle's Party In The Clouds Band 06/Orange

Turtle's Party In The Clouds Band 06/Orange

Author: Beverley Birch Illustrator: Christine Jenny Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Turtle wanted to go to the party in the clouds, but how would she get there without wings? She had an idea, but, unfortunately, things didn't go quite according to plan. Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - A traditional tale. A story map on pages 22-23 allows children to look back at Turtle's changing emotions along her journey.

Landmarks of the World Band 07/Turquoise

Landmarks of the World Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Helen Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

From the pyramids in Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, landmarks have been built all over the world. Find out what makes them so special. 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 map of the world on pages 22 and 23 shows the location of all the landmarks. Curriculum links - Geography: 'the location and characteristics of a range of the world's most significant human and physical features'.

Flying High Band 09/Gold

Flying High Band 09/Gold

Author: Jen Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Hot-air balloons, gliders, solar-powered planes ... Climb board and find out about the world of aircraft. 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 20 and 21. Curriculum links - History: 'events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, ... the first aeroplane flight]'

The Great Chapatti Chase Band 10/White

The Great Chapatti Chase Band 10/White

Author: Penny Dolan Illustrator: Laura Sua Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm Chapatti Man! But will Chapatti Man escape? White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type: A traditional tale. A visual summary of the Indian scenery on pages 30 and 31 helps children to recap the main events of the story.

Mighty Mountains, Swirling Seas Band 11/Lime

Mighty Mountains, Swirling Seas Band 11/Lime

Author: Valerie Bloom Illustrator: Alessandra Cimatoribus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Poems inspired by the world all around us. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A poetry book. Pages 30 and 31 tie many of the poems together in a reader response page that shows the river's journey to the sea, and can be used as a prompt for speaking and listening activities. Curriculum links - Geography: 'use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather'.

The Big, Bad City Band 07/Turquoise

The Big, Bad City Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Little Red Hen is looking for Granny's house in the big, bad city. Should she trust the smiley stranger who wants to help her? Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A traditional tale The story is followed on pages 22 and 23 by a map of Mr Fox's whole route, which is a great way to recap and discuss the story with children and gives an opportunity to extend into further work outside the reading session. Curriculum links: geography: 'Pupils should be taught to use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map'.

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

From dogs and cats to stick insects and sea monkeys, there are many types of pet. Which one is right for you? Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - information book. This non-fiction report includes a glossary and index on page 21, as well as a summary on pages 22-23 that allows the reader to look back at all th