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Books in the series: Collins Big Cat

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? It's a normal summer day in Flat Hill. So why is it snowing? Vibrations under ground have caused the weather to change suddenly. Luckily, the Chaos Crew's flying member Ember has her own central heating system. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's Dad has found a used sat nav in the bin, so the family want to try it out. What was a joke trip to the moon becomes real when the sat nav links to Shinoy's Chaos Crew app, and the family have to dodge the moon's defence system to make it home in one piece. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Something strange is happening in Flat Hill. The colours are slowly disappearing from things! The magnets at the North and South pole are attracting colour away from Earth, and Shinoy must stop it before it's lost forever. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's enjoying a normal day at the garden centre, so why are Salama and Merit lurking in the plants? A mission over a Further Earth jungle has gone wrong, and only Shinoy can help save it. Can he rescue the secret object before it's lost forever? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Why is Shinoy's loft suddenly double the size? And where have all their things gone? A portal has opened up between Shinoy's loft and S.N.A.I.R.'s lair, and the Chaos Crew aren't far behind. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy's really looking forward to his family day out to visit a submarine. During the tour, something weird comes up on the radar - something suspiciously like S.N.A.I.R., but is he running away from the Chaos Crew or something else? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Further Earth, the Chaos Crew's planet has ended up in the sky above Shinoy's house. It's causing the weather to do very odd things! Can the Chaos Crew save Flat Hill and get their planet back in the right place? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy is really excited to see the mysterious meteorite during the school trip to the museum. No one knows what's inside the meteorite, but during the trip, Shinoy's about to find out! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Villainous Video Game Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew Mission: Villainous Video Game Band 10/White

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy and Toby are enjoying a day at home, playing their favourite video game, when they're catapulted inside the game. With the Chaos Cre on board, they must navigate the game and defeat the evil pirates to get out safely at the other end. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Messages are flying into everyone's phones, but they're causing massive static energy. Can Ember deflect the static shocks and give S.N.A.I.R. a taste of his own medicine? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? It's a normal day in Flat Hill, so why is there a baby T-Rex in Shinoy's back garden? The T-Rex has come through a time loop created by the evil S.N.A.I.R. and just wants to get back home to prehistoric Further Earth. Can Shinoy communicate with him, and get him back to safety? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out why weird things are happening in Flat Hill. Is the dastardly red-eyed S.N.A.I.R., a Super Nasty Artificial Intelligent Robot, causing all the trouble or is it something else? Shinoy and Myra are walking their dog through the woods after school, when they hear a spooky sound. Could it be the legendary hound of Crumbledown Castle? This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Treasure Hunt. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about treasure. People have been burying and finding treasure for centuries. In this book, you can find out if there's any missing treasure out there, and how you can go on a treasure hunt. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of Time Travel. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about what life was like in the past. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the past? Find out where you'd sleep, what you'd eat and how you'd have fun in Stone Age, Roman and Viking times. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of Dubious Deliveries. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about sleep. Every night, you fall asleep. But what happens next? Find out about the strange world of sleep, why we do it, how animals sleep, and what dreams are for. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are secret codes? Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: What are secret codes? Band 10/White

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Haunted House. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about secret codes. You probably use codes every day to communicate. Find out how secret codes were used to send messages, and how you can become a codebreaker. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Dodgy Doubles. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about robots. Robots aren't just scientific-looking people. They're all around us, and can do a lot of human jobs. Find out all about robots, and what the future holds for them. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Vanishing School. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about disappearing things. All kinds of things can disappear ... ships, planes, treasure, buildings and even whole towns. In this book, you can find out where they went and if they were ever found again. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day the Rain Fell Up. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about rain. Have you ever seen rain falling up? Where does the rain go? What would happen if there was no rain? Find out all the answers and more! Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day Time Froze. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about time. Why do we need to know the time? How did people know the time before there were clocks? Can I travel in time? Find out all the answers and more! White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Scrambled Signs. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about virtual reality. Virtual reality can show you things that you might never see in real life. Find out how VR works, what it's used for, and how you might be able to try it yourself! Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Purple Haze. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about viruses. Viruses are so tiny they can't be seen without a microscope. But, these tiny things can do a lot. Find out what viruses are, and whether they can ever be a force for good. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day the World Was Weighed Down. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about gravity. Have you ever wondered why gravity doesn't weigh us down, or why astronauts can float in space? Find out all of the answers to these questions, and more! Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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

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

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

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew non-fiction series, this information book ties into The Day of the Great Race. Find out the answers to questions you've always wanted to know about great races. Humans take part in lots of races, from sprints to marathons. But what's the messiest race? And what's faster, a human or a cheese? Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Robots Band 04/Blue

Robots Band 04/Blue

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

A photographic non-fiction book that explains the many different types of robots and their uses. The report tells how robots help us in industry, security, and in exploring uninhabitable environments such as other planets, volcanoes, and the depths pf the ocean. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Text type - A non-chronological report. A labelled diagram on pages 14 and 15 shows the inner workings of a robot, providing the opportunity to further discuss the information. Curriculum link - Science: Ourselves This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Pond Band 01b/Pink B

The Pond Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Claire Llewellyn Illustrator: Martin Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

In this simple non-fiction report we are introduced to the various creatures in a typical pond: frogs, snails, dragonflies, pond-skaters, fish and birds. Each spread features a high quality photograph of the creature on the left, and artwork of pupils and their teacher studying the animals in their natural habitat on the right. Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. Text type - A simple non-fiction report. All of the creatures are repeated in a single labelled diagram of the pond on pages 14 and 15 giving children the opportunity to recount the information. This information book is paired with a story on the same theme: Fly Away Home by Shoo Rayner. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

The New Kite Band 03/Yellow

The New Kite Band 03/Yellow

Author: Julie Sykes Illustrator: Ley Honor Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

This story with a familiar setting is about Lenny's family who go to the local park to fly his new kite. Lenny takes great care to hold on to his kite, but then Mum has a turn. She holds on tightly too, but trips over the dog, and falls into the pond. The other children try to help, so they all arrive home soaking wet and muddy! Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text Type - A story with a familiar setting. The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Science: pushes and pulls. This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: The Wind by Monica Hughes (Band 3/Yellow). This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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: 12/05/2021

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. 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.

Walking and Walking Band 01a/Pink a

Walking and Walking Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Anthony Robinson Illustrator: Gwyneth Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Follow this girl and her family as they take a walk through changing landscapes and seasons and show how much fun walking can be in this seasonal story, written by Anthony Robinson and illustrated by Gwyneth Williamson. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type: A story with predictable structure and patterned language. Children can re-tell the story using the map on p.14-15. Curriculum links: Geography: Weather Around the World

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: 12/05/2021

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.

Elephant's Ears Band 03/Yellow

Elephant's Ears Band 03/Yellow

Author: Grace Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Written by Collins Big Cat Writing Competition 2013 winner Grace Webster, this original and funny story follows a baby elephant as he tries to tame his gigantic floppy ears. Ideas for Reading provide practical support and stimulating activities. Text type: A patterned story with a predictable structure

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: 12/05/2021

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.

Recycling Plastic Band 04/Blue

Recycling Plastic Band 04/Blue

Author: Anthony Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

We all know recycling is important, but what actually happens to the things we recycle? This photographic information book looks behind the scenes at how we recycle, what can be done with recycled material and what the benefits are. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Children can summarise the steps of recycling in the flow chart on pages 14-15. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: Citizenship: Choices. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Colours Band 04/Blue

Colours Band 04/Blue

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

A simple text where a visit to an art show causes a girl to imagine what the world would be like if it was wholly yellow, red or blue. Realising that the world actually consists of all the colours of the rainbow, she paints lots of multicoloured pieces of art herself. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Text type - A simple non-fiction text. A gallery story map on pages 14 and 15 pictures the different stages of the girl's thought-processes for children to discuss. Curriculum links - Art and Design: Self-portrait.Science: How we see things. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Great Granny Gang Band 11/Lime

The Great Granny Gang Band 11/Lime

Author: Judith Kerr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

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: 12/05/2021

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

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: 12/05/2021

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.

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: 12/05/2021

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. 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.

Charles Dickens Band 11/Lime

Charles Dickens Band 11/Lime

Author: Jim Eldridge Illustrator: Mark Oldroyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Charles Dickens was a famous writer who lived in the 19th century. Discover what life was like for Charles, from spending his childhood working in a factory to finding a job as a law clerk and starting his writing career in this biography by Jim Eldridge. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language Text type: A biography Pages 30 and 31 present a timeline of Charles Dickens' life, allowing children to recap the events from the book. Curriculum links: Literacy: Information texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Meg, Mum and the Donkey Band 02b/Red B

Meg, Mum and the Donkey Band 02b/Red B

Author: Simon Puttock Illustrator: Sabine Cazassus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Meg and her mum go to the market with their donkey, but find that listening to everyone else's advice along the way doesn't always make for a smooth journey. This humorous fiction story is based on Aesop's fable The Farmer, His Son and the Donkey and is written by Simon Puttock. Meg and her mum go to the market with their donkey, but find that listening to everyone else's advice along the way doesn't always make for a smooth journey. This humorous fiction story is based on Aesop's fable The Farmer, His Son and the Donkey and is written by Simon Puttock. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Children can recap the journey of Meg, Mum and the donkey at the market on pages 14-15. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us

Brilliant Bridges Band 09/Gold

Brilliant Bridges Band 09/Gold

Author: Kay Barnham Illustrator: Laszlo Veres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Bridges come in all different shapes and sizes. How were bridges made in the past? How do they work? Filled with clear diagrams and stunning photos from around the world, this book explores the variety of uses and designs of these important structures. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: An information book Pages 22 and 23 explore the different bridge designs from the book and their uses. Curriculum links: Literacy: Information texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

A Christmas Carol Band 10/White

A Christmas Carol Band 10/White

Author: Penny Dolan Illustrator: Karen Donnelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Scrooge was not a kind man. One Christmas Eve he was visited by three ghosts, who took him on a journey from the past, through the present and in to the future. Was it too late for him to change his ways? This retelling of Charles Dickens' classic story is written by Penny Dolan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author Curriculum links: Literacy: Extended stories/Significant authors. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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: 12/05/2021

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. 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.

Seasons Scrapbook Band 01b/Pink B

Seasons Scrapbook Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Charlotte Raby Illustrator: Christine Jenny Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Follow one girl as she visits the park at different points of the year, collecting objects and pictures for her scrapbook to show the differences between the seasons. Wonderfully illustrated in vivid colours by Christine Jenny, this non-fiction book is written by Charlotte Raby. What would you put in your seasons scrapbook? Pink B/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions Children can re-cap the changing seasons on pages 14-15. Text type: A non-fiction recount Curriculum links: Geography: Weather around the world

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Jack in Goal Band 08/Purple

Author: Catherine MacPhail Illustrator: Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

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.

My Pet Worm Band 03/Yellow

My Pet Worm Band 03/Yellow

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

This photographic instruction book shows children how to keep worms as pets and take care of them correctly, including how to house them and what to feed them. This photographic instruction book shows children how to keep worms as pets and take care of them correctly, including how to house them and what to feed them. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Children can recap the stages of how to make a home for their worm on pages 14-15. Text type: A simple instruction book Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us

The Robot Band 01b/Pink B

The Robot Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton Illustrator: Gary Dunn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

A humorous story featuring two whacky scientists building a robot. They assemble the robot carefully with each body part, but where is the head? In this simple text, each body part is named as it is added, and as the different parts are used, a repeated reply of thank you reinforces the phrase. Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. Text type - A patterned story with predictable structure The body parts are repeated in a single labelled diagram of the completed robot on pages 14 and 15 providing opportunities for speaking, listening and writing. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery

Kings of the Wild Band 13/Topaz

Kings of the Wild Band 13/Topaz

Author: Jonathan Scott, Angela Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This report with its dramatic photography helps us understand what brown bears look like and the savage, unspoilt, grandeur of their habitat. It persuades us that these animals are to be respected and saved from encroachment on their habitat. Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. Text type - A non chronological report. There is a useful glossary on page 44 and a summary of the bear's year on page 46 to encourage speaking and listening. Curriculum links - Geography: Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development; ICT: Working with others to explore a variety of information sources and ICT tools. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

What's Underground Band 04/Blue

What's Underground Band 04/Blue

Author: Gill Munton Illustrator: Peter Bull Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Photos and illustrations combine to give a detailed picture of the fascinating life that goes on underground. We meet animals who live underground, see trains that travel underground and follow pipes, wires and cables from houses deep into the ground. Blue/ Band 4 non-fiction books use children's language patterns to give information which is supported by the illustrations and design. Text types - A non-chronological report. The cross-sectioned diagram on pages 14 and 15 allows children to recap and discuss the text. Curriculum links - Geography: the local area; Science: light and dark. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

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: 12/05/2021

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.

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: 12/05/2021

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. 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: 12/05/2021

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. 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.

Discover Mars! Band 03/Yellow

Discover Mars! Band 03/Yellow

Author: Steve Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Mars is the closest planet to Earth, but how much do we know about it? Written by science author Steve Parker, this fact-packed book takes a look at the physical features of the planet and at the amazing exploration that has been done on Mars. Mars is the closest planet to Earth, but how much do we know about it? Written by science author Steve Parker, this fact-packed book takes a look at the physical features of the planet and at the amazing exploration that has been done on Mars. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Photographs of Mars taken from space on pages 14-15 help children recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: Science

Sounds Band 04/Blue

Sounds Band 04/Blue

Author: Julie Sykes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

'There are sounds all around you...Which sounds do you like?' This is a simple non-fiction book about the wide variety of sounds we head and how they are made. The text is illustrated with lively photographs of children listening, and making noise! Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Text type - An information book. A pictorial index is included on pages 14 and 15, giving the children a chance to recap and discuss the text. Curriculum links - Science: ourselves, sound and hearing. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Porridge Pincher Band 11/Lime

The Porridge Pincher Band 11/Lime

Author: David Wood Illustrator: Tom Percival Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When the Three Bears leave their house for a walk, a young girl named Goldilocks appears and is drawn in to the house by the smell of hot porridge. But what happens when the bears return and find their porridge is gone? This fun rhyming play by the 'national children's dramatist' David Wood is wonderfully illustrated by Tom Percival. This is a Band 11/Lime book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which has longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. This story is a playscript of a traditional tale, and pages 30 and 31 present a radio interview with the Three Bears which explores their thoughts towards the events of the play. This book supports literacy as well as learning about dialogue and plays. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Oliver (9780007462094) written by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Rupert Van Wyk.

The Fantastic Flying Squirrel Band 04/Blue

The Fantastic Flying Squirrel Band 04/Blue

Author: Nic Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

It's night time and many animals are sleeping, but deep in the forest a flying squirrel is waking. She is hungry and looking for food; what will she find to eat? Beautiful photographs show clearly how the flying squirrel moves, what she eats and where she lives. Blue/ Band 4 non-fiction books use children's language patterns to give information which is supported by the illustrations and design. Text types - An information book. A pictorial summary of the book with simple labels on pages 14 and 15 allows children to recap and discuss the text. Curriculum links - Science: light and dark, sound and hearing. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Catching Flies Band 09/Gold

Catching Flies Band 09/Gold

Author: June Crebbin Illustrator: Anna Shuttlewood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

A beautiful poetry book by June Crebbin exploring the themes of wildlife, the seasons and life's simple pleasures. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: A poetry book A map of the places the poems explore on pages 22 and 23 provide recapping opportunities. Curriculum links: Literacy: Shape poetry and calligrams; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

In the Sea Band 01b/Pink B

In the Sea Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Becca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2021

This photographic non-fiction book explores the sea and looks at what kinds of plants and creatures live there - including fish, jellyfish, seaweed and seals! This photographic non-fiction book explores the sea and looks at what kinds of plants and creatures live there - including fish, jellyfish, seaweed and seals! Pink A/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the sea on pages 14-15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Text type: A non-fiction report Curriculum links: Understanding of the world

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Wuthering Heights Band 17/Diamond

Author: Emma Carroll Illustrator: Arpad Olbey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

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

Funny Fish Band 04/Blue

Funny Fish Band 04/Blue

Author: Michaela Morgan Illustrator: Jon Stuart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

A rhyming text about three funny fish and scary-looking big fish with very sharp teeth. Two of the funny fish are brightly coloured but vane, while the third funny fish is brown. The big fish comes along and eats the two brightly coloured fish, but the dull brown one is able to hide safely among the stones on the sea bed! Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type - A story with patterned and predictable rhyming language. There is a Funny Fish game on pages 14 and 15 to boost speaking and listening skills. Curriculum links - Art and design: Mother nature, designer; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Minibeasts Band 01a/Pink a

Minibeasts Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Siobhan Hardy Illustrator: Steve Lumb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level The brightly coloured photographs in this picture book show common minibeasts that most children will be familiar with. Photographs alongside the minibeasts show children grouped and made up to resemble the insect featured. This is a Band 01A/Pink A book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. This is a simple information book with smaller versions of all the photographs repeated on pages 14 and 15 so children can retell the information in their own words. This non-fiction book is paired with a story on the same theme: The Picnic (9780007185399) written by Monica Hughes and Gustavo Mazili. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

How to be a Pirate Band 09/Gold

How to be a Pirate Band 09/Gold

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

So you want to be a pirate? This book shows you how in 10 easy stages, from wearing the right clothes right down to what to do with the treasure. And along the way, you'll learn a barrelful of facts about famous pirates and pirate life through the ages. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - An information book. A glossary and index on pages 22 and 23 can be used to navigate, and to check understanding. Curriculum links - Geography: Island home, Where in the world is Barnaby bear?; History: Why do we remember famous people? This non-fiction book is paired with a story on the same theme; Pirate Party, also by Scoular Anderson. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Chicken Licken Band 08/Purple

Chicken Licken Band 08/Purple

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Tony Blundell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Chicken Licken is worried the sky is going to fall on his head, so he sets off with an increasing band of followers to tell the King. But will he get that far...? Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - A traditional tale. A timeline of events retells this traditional tale for children to discuss and renact. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. 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: 22/04/2021

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.

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: 22/04/2021

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

I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden Band 09/Gold

I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden Band 09/Gold

Author: Kenn Nesbitt Illustrator: Sophie Burrows Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

A collection of weird and wonderful poems. Follow one boy through his day as he plays with his friends and creates havoc along the way. Written by Kenn Nesbitt, this collection is accompanied by the quirky illustrations of Sophie Burrows. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: A poetry book Pages 22 and 23 show the boy's memories of his day, allowing children to recap and discuss the poems they have read. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Taking Part; Literacy: Poems to Perform. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Frog and Toad: Tomorrow Band 05/Green

Frog and Toad: Tomorrow Band 05/Green

Author: Arnold Lobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

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: 22/04/2021

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.

Water Bears Band 03/Yellow

Water Bears Band 03/Yellow

Author: Susan Gates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Explore the extraordinary world of water bears, tiny animals that you can find all around but only see with a microscope. Learn all about where they live, what they do, and how you can discover them for yourself in this simple non-fiction report accompanied by fantastic scientific pictures that bring the microscopic to life in a fun, exciting way Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type: A simple non-fiction report. A summary of the steps to finding water bears on pages 14-15 helps children to recap the book and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: Knowledge and understanding of the world. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Matti's Miracle Band 15/Emerald

Matti's Miracle Band 15/Emerald

Author: Ann Jungman Illustrator: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Berlin in 1938 is not a safe place to be if you're Jewish. For Matti and many other Jewish children it means being sent to England for safety. Placed with a foster family in the British countryside, Matti is happy but desperate for his parents to join him. He starts working on a plan, but will it work out in time? 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 story set in the past. A map of Europe on pages 46-47 shows Matti's route from Berlin to London. Curriculum links: History: What was it like for children in the Second World War? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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: 22/04/2021

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. 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.

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: 01/04/2021

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.

Star Boy's Surprise Band 08/Purple

Star Boy's Surprise Band 08/Purple

Author: Jana Hunter Illustrator: Mark Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Far, far away, in deep, dark space, was a star. A tiny twinkle. But it was Star Boy's home. Star Boy lived there all alone, with only his robot, Ace, for company. And although Ace was fun to play with, he was just a robot. For his birthday, all Star Boy wanted was a surprise - but how could a robot think of a surprise? This deceptively simple science fiction story explores ideas of friendship and understanding. Text type - A fantasy story. Pictures taken through the Space Girl's viewer are featured on pages 22 and 23, showing views from her rocket and snap shots of the birthday party providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part, Developing skills of communication and participation. This story is paired with a non-fiction book on a similar theme: Let's go to Mars by Janice Marriott. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

River Journey Band 02b/Red B

River Journey Band 02b/Red B

Author: Fiona Macdonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Follow a river from its source to the sea and see how it adapts to its surroundings in this highly photographic non-fiction report by Fiona Macdonald. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Children can re-cap the journey of the river on pages 14-15. Text type: A non-fiction report Curriculum links: Geography: Investigating rivers 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: 01/04/2021

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.

A Year in Barrowswold Forest Band 15/Emerald

A Year in Barrowswold Forest Band 15/Emerald

Author: Chris Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

How to become a Calypsonian Band 11/Lime

Author: Desryn Collins Illustrator: Richy Sanchez Ayala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 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 Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Narinder Dhami Illustrator: Alexandra Ball Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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 Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

The Lost Sketchbook Band 08/Purple

Author: Imam Baksh Illustrator: Stacey Byer 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.

Peter and the Wolf Band 09/Gold

Peter and the Wolf Band 09/Gold

Author: Diane Redmond Illustrator: John Bendall-Brunello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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

Our World Band 02b/Red B

Our World Band 02b/Red B

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Take a look at different climates and landscapes from around the globe. Explore climates that are wet, dry, hot and cold using simple explanations and vibrant pictures in this photographic non-fiction book by Monica Hughes. Take a look at different climates and landscapes from around the globe. Explore climates that are wet, dry, hot and cold using simple explanations and vibrant pictures in this photographic non-fiction book by Monica Hughes. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. A world map on pages 14-15 shows where each of the countries featured in the photographs are located to give children context and to help them recap information in the book. Text type: A simple information book Curriculum links: 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: 01/04/2021

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.

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: 01/04/2021

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. 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.

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.

Romeo and Juliet Band 18/Pearl

Romeo and Juliet Band 18/Pearl

Author: Jon Mayhew, Barbara Vagnozzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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:

The Story of Football Band 17/Diamond

The Story of Football Band 17/Diamond

Author: Grant Bage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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

The See-saw Band 01b/Pink B

The See-saw Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Paul Shipton Illustrator: Brett Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Hippo wants to play on the see-saw. But who will play with him? In this humorous story a hippo wants to go on a see-saw, but no other animal is heavy enough to get hippo off the ground. It takes a group of animals to do it - and in the end, it is a tiny mouse that makes the difference. Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language. Pages 14 and 15 feature a flow chart, an ideal opportunity to retell the story in sequence.

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

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.

Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper

Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper

Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Philip Hopman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Everyone at Parkfield School thinks that Spider McDrew is a hopeless case. He is always muddling things up and saying or doing the wrong thing. In this story, his class visit the local museum to learn about life in Roman times. As usual, Spider's mind wanders and he finds himself in the wrong part of the museum looking at other things instead! Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - A humorous story. Pages 30 and 31 show the artefacts that caught Spider's eye, providing an opportunity to recap the story. Curriculum links - History: Romans, Ancient Egypt; Art and Design: Investigating patterns. Another great story about the lovable Spider McDrew. by Alan Durant. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sam and the Big Bad Cat Band 03/Yellow

Sam and the Big Bad Cat Band 03/Yellow

Author: Sheila Bird Illustrator: Trish Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Sam the big, bad cat isn't feeling well. Tom wants to take him to the vet. Sam doesn't want to go, and finds a variety of hiding places to escape. Tom pursues him, getting more and more bedraggled in the process. Finally Tom goes to bed, leaving Sam - who is feeling much better - to enjoy a snack. Yellow level/ Band 3 books offer early readers varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 reveals all of Sam's hiding places in a pictorial summary of the day, providing the opportunity to recap the story. Curriculum links - Citizenship: animals and us. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Cloud Forest Band 11/Lime

The Cloud Forest Band 11/Lime

Author: Nic Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A non-chronological report. Pages 30 and 31 feature a persuasive text in a poster format compelling us to act now to save the cloud forest. This provides lots of speaking, listening and writing opportunities. Curriculum links - Science: Plants and animals, Variation; Geography: Passport to the world. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Wellies Band 05/Green

Wellies Band 05/Green

Author: Steve Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Wally the penguin works in a welly shop. He makes all sorts of wellies - red ones, yellow ones, fish ones and star ones. Can he help Bertie the Polar Bear to design a pair of wellies that will win the fashion show? Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. Text Type: A poem A story map of the story allows children to recap the story on pages 22 and 23. Curriculum Links: Citizenship: Animals and us; Choices. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Bounce, Kick, Catch, Throw Band 06/Orange

Bounce, Kick, Catch, Throw Band 06/Orange

Author: Janice Marriott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

What makes a ball bounce? How is a football made? Children will find the answers to these, and more, questions about different types of balls in this fun instruction book. With a colourful combination of photos and artwork, it gives information on all kinds of balls and activities, such as how to juggle. Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - An instruction text. The book includes a quiz on pages 22 and 23 to recap what children have learned. Curriculum links - PE: Games and activities; Science: Forces and movement. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

I Have a Dream Band 17/Diamond

I Have a Dream Band 17/Diamond

Author: Levi David Addai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level More interested in computer games than he is in school, Raheem is tired of being told off by his mum for fooling around in class. He just can't understand what the big deal is with learning, or why he should care about Martin Luther King. But that all changes when Raheem falls asleep and wakes up in 1963... Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: A playscript. Curriculum links: History, Citizenship. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Milo's Moustache Band 03/Yellow

Milo's Moustache Band 03/Yellow

Author: Katie McDougall Illustrator: Simona Meisser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Milo the dog is very proud of his moustache, but one day a bird comes and steals it from him. Join Milo as he searches for his missing moustache, and finally solves the problem, in this hilarious and quirky story by nine-year-old Collins Big Cat Competition winner Katie McDougall, with wonderful illustrations by Simona Meisser. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language A story with a familiar setting An aerial view of Milo's surroundings on pages 14 and 15 helps readers to recap the key events of the story, providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum Links: Citizenship: Choices. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How to Be a Viking Band 12/Copper

How to Be a Viking Band 12/Copper

Author: Scoular Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level If you want to be a Viking, this book tells you everything that you need to know from how to milk a cow, to how to choose a sword! This information book is carefully organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. 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: A Viking case study. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Time for School Band 03/Yellow

Time for School Band 03/Yellow

Author: Wendy Cope Illustrator: Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Engaging and fun, this poem is about the school day and is written by award-winning contemporary poet Wendy Cope. Engaging and fun, this poem is about the school day and is written by award-winning contemporary poet Wendy Cope. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language On pages 14-15, children can recap the different school activities featured in the poem using a story map. Text type: A poem Curriculum links: Citizenship: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Jack and the Beanstalk Band 02b/Red B

Jack and the Beanstalk Band 02b/Red B

Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Jack's mum sends Jack to sell their cow so that they have food to eat. But instead of coming home with money, Jack comes home with magic beans that grown into a giant beanstalk. What does Jack find at the top? This retelling of the traditional tale is written by award-winning author Caryl Hart. Jack's mum sends Jack to sell their cow so that they have food to eat. But instead of coming home with money, Jack comes home with magic beans that grown into a giant beanstalk. What does Jack find at the top? This retelling of the traditional tale is written by award-winning author Caryl Hart. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Children can recap Jack's journey using the story map on pages 14-15. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: Literacy

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: 01/04/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When 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.

Landmarks of the World Band 07/Turquoise

Landmarks of the World Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Helen Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

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'.

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Charlie Fowkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed - not Mum, not Dad, and certainly not her big brother (could it be that he's afraid of large, hairy spiders?)... But when Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day. Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. The story is followed by a poster on pages 22 and 23 advertising Harry's skills as a helpful spider, 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. This story is paired with an information book on the same theme: Fly Facts by Janice Marriott. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

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

Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit Band 10/White

Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit Band 10/White

Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level It's just a normal lesson on a normal day at school, except Mrs Bennet , who can do magic, has turned into a very big rabbit. The problems start when the class realise that Mrs Bennet can't change back into herself. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A school website report gives children the opportunity to recount the story of Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit on pages 30 and 31. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. 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: 31/03/2021

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.

The Honey-Guide Bird: Two Traditional Tales from Africa Band 12/Copper

The Honey-Guide Bird: Two Traditional Tales from Africa Band 12/Copper

Author: Deborah Bawden Illustrator: Monica Auriemma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Two funny, light-hearted traditional tales from Africa. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. 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.

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: 31/03/2021

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Dani Binns opens up her toy box something exciting happens ... Dani Binns 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.

How To Make Manga Characters Band 17/Diamond

How To Make Manga Characters Band 17/Diamond

Author: Katy Coope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Have you ever wondered how to draw your favourite manga character, or design a character of your own? Manga artist Katie Coope shows you how, step by step. Use this book to create your own manga hero or heroine - their adventures start here! Diamond/ Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A mind map on pages 54 and 55 helps children recap all the different things to think about when drawing their own manga characters. Text type: An instruction book. Curriculum links: Art and Design.

Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat Band 04/Blue

Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat Band 04/Blue

Author: Sean Taylor Illustrator: Julian Mosedale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

This fantasy story is about two monkeys, who look smart in their new clothes. Mojo has new shoes, and Weeza has a new hat ... until it flies away in the wind. In their humorous search, Mojo and Weeza mistake a pan, a nest and a turtle for Weeza's hat, before retrieving it from a muddy pond. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Text type - A fantasy story. The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 allows children to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Art and Design: Exploring a range of starting points for practical work, including stories. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Wild Weather Band 11/Lime

Wild Weather Band 11/Lime

Author: Chris Oxlade Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level From whirling sandstorms to freezing blizzards, take a journey around the Earth to see some of its wildest weather. This is a Band 11/Lime book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which has longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. This is an information book and includes a comprehensive glossary on page 29 to aid comprehension. All the wild weather is brought together neatly on pages 30 and 31, with a handy table of all weather types covered, along with locations and causes. This story supports learning around geography and will help children identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Minibeasts (9780007185375) written by Siobhan Hardy and illustrated by Steve Lumb.

Africa's Big Three Band 07/Turquoise

Africa's Big Three Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Jonathan Scott, Angela Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Another captivating title written and photographed by BBC Big Cat Diaries presenters, Jonathan and Angela Scott; authors of the Collins Big Cat titles Antartica: Land of the Penguins and Big Cat Babies. This time they look at the lives of Africa's three biggest land animals - the elephant, the rhino and the hippo. Another captivating title written and photographed by BBC Big Cat Diaries presenters, Jonathan and Angela Scott; authors of the Collins Big Cat titles Antartica: Land of the Penguins and Big Cat Babies. This time they look at the lives of Africa's three biggest land animals - the elephant, the rhino and the hippo. Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Something's Drastic Band 12/Copper

Something's Drastic Band 12/Copper

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tim Archbold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A range of beautifully illustrated Michael Rosen's poems, including many of his classic works such as 'Down behind the dustbin'. The poems resonate with children's lives as they refer to everyday family life issues such as boredom on long car journeys. Many are appropriate for performance and can provide a framework for children's own writing. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type - Poetry book. A 'feelings wheel' on pages 30 and 31 encourages children to match phrases from the poems to feelings such as 'happy' and 'cross'. This encourages them to scan back through the poems and reflect on how they should be read aloud. Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics; Music: Play it again - Exploring rhythmic patterns.

The Gardening Year Band 06/Orange

The Gardening Year Band 06/Orange

Author: Becky Dickinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

Spring, Summer. Autumn. Winter. The garden changes with every season of the year. New surprises, new shoots and new jobs for the gardener. Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - An information book. At the end of the book is a useful checklist of gardeners' jobs in each season, which can be used for oral recap or to support children's writing outside the reading session. Curriculum links - Science: 'Pupils should be taught to observe changes across the four seasons'.

Star-gazing Band 12/Copper

Star-gazing Band 12/Copper

Author: Celia Warren Illustrator: Helen Bate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This beautifully illustrated poetry book by Celia Warren focuses on the delights of the natural world - from jellyfish to budgies and stars in the sky. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A poetry book Curriculum links: Citizenship: Choices

My Family Tree Band 01a/Pink a

My Family Tree Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Zoe Clarke, Anne Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

Who's in your family? Use this family tree to learn all about one family, how many brothers and sisters there are and what the grandparents look like, and discover how families are connected. Beautiful illustrations accompany this non-fiction report, providing lots of discussion opportunities. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type: A simple non-fiction report. A diagram of the family tree on pages 14-15 help children recap what they have read and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Curriculum links: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Puss in Boots Band 12/Copper

Puss in Boots Band 12/Copper

Author: Anna Wilson Illustrator: Denis Martynets Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

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.

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Author: Alan Durant Illustrator: Sholto Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

When Buzz and Bingo went down to the woods one day, they got a big surprise! They met a charming prince, a big bad wolf, seven little men and an old woman. But where was the beautiful girl that every one was looking for? Children will enjoy spotting the familiar characters and plot changes as the traditional stories are skillfully woven together. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - A humorous story. A map on pages 22 and 23 tracks the trail that Buzz and Bingo follow through the forest so children can retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Citizenship: People who help us. This is the second title in the Buzz and Bingo series This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Black Beauty Band 16/Sapphire

Black Beauty Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Sue Purkiss Illustrator: Kathryn Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A retelling of Anna Sewell's classic adventure story of Black Beauty as he starts life carefree in the field with his mother, and is then sold from owner to owner. Will he survive as his treatment gets worse and worse, and will he ever find an owner worthy of his unending loyalty? 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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 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 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 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)

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

Wind Power Band 13/Topaz

Wind Power Band 13/Topaz

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 Wind power is used more and more around the world to give us electricity in our homes. But what is wind? How can it be used to make electricity and why is it replacing other forms of energy? Find out in this book. 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 - Science - Electricity

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 Twelve Dancing Princesses Band 13/Topaz

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Band 13/Topaz

Author: Mara Bergman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A traditional folk tale about twelve princesses who defy their father's rules forbidding them to dance, by finding a magical kingdom where they can let loose - and wear out their shoes! 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 legend. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Creatures from the Past Band 17/Diamond

Creatures from the Past Band 17/Diamond

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out about the animals that ruled the sea, land and skies from before the time of the dinosaurs until humans appeared. Evolution - the story of changing life on Earth - is uncovered through examining fossils and remains, from dinosaur poo to shells to deep-frozen mammoths. 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

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

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.

Caribbean Carnival Band 13/Topaz

Caribbean Carnival Band 13/Topaz

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Wear a bright costume, bang a drum, dance and sing. Come and join the carnival as the Caribbean islands celebrate in style! Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. An information book. Curriculum Links: Geography

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