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Books in the series: Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme

The Runaway Loaf Level 13

The Runaway Loaf Level 13

Author: Penny Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. You won't catch me, you won't eat me...! This original twist on the traditional Gingerbread Man tale sees the crafty breadster zipping through India, past the well, the market, the temple, eluding all pursuers, until he reaches the river ... A visual summary of the Indian scenery on pages 30 and 31 helps children to recap the main events of the story.

Tame Cat, Wild Cat Level 8

Tame Cat, Wild Cat Level 8

Author: Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Books contain between 90 and 170 words. What are the differences between your pet cat, and a big cat in the wild? Find out in this photographic non-fiction book.

My Letters Level 1 (Kg)

My Letters Level 1 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 1 books introduce children to the letters of the Arabic alphabet using bright and engaging illustrations. Two letters on each page, with a familiar item illustrating each letter. Each letter shown in its isolated form and initial form, with the initial form highlighted on the example word. The last page shows includes all of the letters together in order to help children recap.

We Grow and Change Level 9

We Grow and Change Level 9

Author: Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. As we grow up, our bodies grow and change with us. This information book by Teresa Heapy looks at the changes that happen - from our eyes and teeth to our height and strength. Children can chart the changes our bodies go through from baby to six years old in the timeline on pages 14-15.

The Red Balloon Level 6

The Red Balloon Level 6

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. The red balloon flies up, up and away! Follow the balloon's journey over the captivating landscape of the rooftops, river, mountains and the sea in this simple non-fiction recount. The flow chart on pages 14 and 15 allows children to discuss and recap the balloon's journey.

The Young Musician Level 3 (Kg)

The Young Musician Level 3 (Kg)

Author: Susie Hodge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. Ever wanted to make a percussion instrument? This step by step guide will show you how, with clear, engaging photos that show just how easy it is to make and personalise your very own percussion instrument. Children can recap the stages and check understanding at the end of the story.

Marzooqa and the Trumpet Level 8

Marzooqa and the Trumpet Level 8

Author: Charlotte Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Marzooqa is a shy tortoise who hides away, especially when it's time to tidy up! But what will happen when Marzooqa is forced out of the comfort of her own shell? This sweet story is written and illustrated by acclaimed author Charlotte Middleton. Children can follow the important stages of the story in the flow chart on pages 14-15.

Hum Hum Level 5

Hum Hum Level 5

Author: Zoe Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. One snail, two beetles, three worms, four spiders and five flies - the frog eats them all, with hilarious consequences. But who will be next on the menu? This humorous story is brilliantly illustrated by Sandra Aguilar. A story map on pages 14-15 allows children to recap the story and discuss each stage.

Tak Tak Level 4

Tak Tak Level 4

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Big Cat Arabic is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. It's a game of hide and seek and Baba the crab is looking for Tutu, but he can't find him anywhere. As he hunts around the seabed he finds lots of other crabs in different hiding places, but will he ever find Tutu? Written and illustrated by Shoo Rayner this is a fun story with lively, colourful artwork.

Firaas and the Cello Level 12

Firaas and the Cello Level 12

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Renowned author and artist Ros Asquith has written and illustrated this gently humorous story of Firaas the Hippo who longs to play the cello. Children can follow his trek through the wild, wet jungle as he searches for a teacher who won't roar, snort, growl or hiss at him! The beautifully detailed illustrations of jungle and animals offer lots of discussion points, and there is a two page final spread showing numbered vignettes from the story to help recap and retell.

Playing with Shadows Level 9

Playing with Shadows Level 9

Author: Elspeth Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Learn how to make amazing shadow puppets including a dog, duck, bat and snail. This fun, decodable instruction book is written by Elspeth Graham. Pages 14-15 provide an opportunity for children to recap each shadow puppet.

Abla and her Wonderful Coat Level 8

Abla and her Wonderful Coat Level 8

Author: Laura Hambleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Abla the goat loves her red coat and Thalooba the fox loves his spotty socks - but he wants Abla's coat too, and sets out to steal it from her. Will Abla and Thalooba ever be able to find a compromise to keep them both happy?

Sesame and Apricot Level 3 (Kg)

Sesame and Apricot Level 3 (Kg)

Author: Shoo Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. Sesame and Apricot love to chase each other - along the street, through the park, round and round... But when one animal is in trouble, the other is sure to help. Shoo Rayner's illustrations in this wonderfully humorous book bring the two central characters vividly to life, and provide lots for beginner readers to talk about. Included at the end of the book, following the story, is a simple story map that can be used to recap and check understanding. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested

Sound and Picture Level 2 (Kg)

Sound and Picture Level 2 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 2 books introduce simple words for children to read based on key syllables with long vowels. Word pairs featuring the same syllable and long vowel are shown on each spread, to help children learn to recognise and read key syllables. Word pairs are shown in very short combinations with a fun illustration or cartoon. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested.

In the Desert Level 6

In the Desert Level 6

Author: Rebecca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. So, you think you know the desert? This simple non-fiction report explores the exciting, extraordinary elements of the desert, from beautiful plants, to fantastic creatures, tall buildings, and children themselves! Amazing photographs accompany this information book. Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the desert on pages 14-15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Level 15

Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Level 15

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 15 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters to help develop reading stamina and to help develop sustained engagement with texts. Level 15 books use a wide range of language structures to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Paragraphs and other text devices become more evident in these longer books. Follow cabin boy Bulbul on his journey to becoming a pirate as he and Blackbeard battle a terrifying sea monster in this exciting adventure story.

Fulani Folk Tales Level 16

Fulani Folk Tales Level 16

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Blood Level 13

Blood Level 13

Author: Martin Bolod, Alan Baker, Sholto Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. What is blood? How does it help us? How does it travel around the body? Find answers to all these questions, learn what the heart and lungs do and see what the difference is between veins, arteries and capillaries in this fun non-fiction information book. Useful diagrams and fun cartoons make these difficult concepts accessible and interesting. A diagram of what blood is and how it travels around the body on pages 30 and 31 helps children to recap what they've read.

The Rabbits' House Level 7

The Rabbits' House Level 7

Author: Mandy Stanley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Three young rabbits have built their homes from straw, wood and bricks. But will their houses be strong enough to stop the Big Bad Wolf from destroying them? This beautiful retelling of the traditional tale is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mandy Stanley. Children can recap the journey of the three rabbits and the big bad wolf using the story map on pages 14-15.

I love water Level 4

I love water Level 4

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. Water is precious and we must all cherish it. In this book we see water being used and cherished by children, grown-ups, animals and plants in a wide range of settings including a house, a mosque and a garden

Landmarks of Our World Level 10

Landmarks of Our World Level 10

Author: Helen Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. 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. Packed with statistics and interesting facts, illustrated with stunning photographs, this information book will be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. A map of the world on pages 22 and 23 shows the location of all the landmarks.

Cars Level 5

Cars Level 5

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. Featuring a variety of cars, this photographically illustrated book cues children to identify different types of car by colour. Each left hand page shows the car in close-up while the text cues the colour, and the right hand page shows the car in action, driving along a road or tearing around a Grand Prix circuit. A final double page spread shows all of the colours clearly labelled to help children recap.

In the Dark Level 6

In the Dark Level 6

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. This superb text uses atmospheric illustrations to show what happens in the neighbourhood when it is dark. Who can be found in the city streets when children are tucked up in bed? Which animals prowl in the wood by the light of the moon? Pages 14 and 15 repeat the scenes explored throughout the book, allowing children the chance to recap on the narrative, and answer the question 'Where is it dark?'

The Leopard Poachers Level 16

The Leopard Poachers Level 16

Author: Kathy Hoopman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 16 books offer more complex, underlying themes that give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A wide range of language structures is used to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still retaining the core aim of encouraging a love of reading through Arabic stories and texts. High in the Arabian mountains, brothers Abdullah and Sameer gaze in wonder at a beautiful leopard. Suddenly, the leopard roars with pain - shot by two men nearby. Sameer and Abdullah flee, terrified that they too will fall victim to the leopard poachers. With stunning illustrations bringing the story to life, readers follow Abdullah and Sameer as they escape across the mountains in this action-filled adventure story written by Kathy Hoopmann.

Life Cycles Level 15

Life Cycles Level 15

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 15 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters to help develop reading stamina and to help develop sustained engagement with texts. Level 15 books use a wide range of language structures to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Paragraphs and other text devices become more evident in these longer books. Explore the fascinating life cycle of the salmon, from river life to the big oceans and back to where they hatched, in this highly photographic information book by Sally Morgan. Follow the fish from their very early stages through their journey to adulthood, and find out how other creatures' journeys through life compare. An illustrated life cycle of salmon on pages 54 and 55 help readers to recap the stages of the life cycles that are shown in the book.

Living with Climate Change Level 14

Living with Climate Change Level 14

Author: Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 14 books build on level 13 by offering stories with more complex plots and with a greater number of chapters to encourage the development of reading stamina. Non-fiction texts use complex vocabulary and deal with challenging global themes. The style of language further reflects progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still using largely familiar vocabulary and simplified concepts. What is a carbon footprint? Why do we think that the climate is changing? How does climate change affect our lives? And most important of all, what can we do about it? In partnership with the children's charity Plan, this book explores the topical issue of Climate Change and what it means through the experiences of children around the world. Supported by dramatic photographs as well as diagrams and graphics to help visualise some of the tricky concepts this book can really help children come to grips with what climate change means. A spider diagram on pages 30-31 help children to quickly identify and recap the action points for each country covered in the book.

Budoor, the Porridge Pincher Level 15

Budoor, the Porridge Pincher Level 15

Author: David Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 15 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters to help develop reading stamina and to help develop sustained engagement with texts. Level 15 books use a wide range of language structures to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Paragraphs and other text devices become more evident in these longer books. When the Three Bears leave their house for a walk, a young girl named Budoor 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 and creatively adapted into Arabic rhyme for this edition. Pages 30 and 31 present a radio interview with the Three Bears, exploring their thoughts towards the events of the play.

Big and Small Level 2 (Kg)

Big and Small Level 2 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 2 books introduce simple one- and two-syllable words for children to read based on key syllables and phonic patterns. Big and small features pairs of adjectives with matching phonics patterns to help children learn to recognise and read key syllables. Word pairs are shown in very short combinations with a fun illustration or cartoon. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested.

Oh Owl! Level 4

Oh Owl! Level 4

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. Mama owl and her small baby sit up in a tree. In trying to show each other how big they are, the small owl is accidentally knocked out of the tree. Can the Mama owl save him? This quirkily illustrated story is written by Michelle Robinson.

Building High Level 14

Building High Level 14

Author: Maggie Freeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 14 books build on level 13 by offering stories with more complex plots and with a greater number of chapters to encourage the development of reading stamina. Non-fiction texts use complex vocabulary and deal with challenging global themes. The style of language further reflects progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still using largely familiar vocabulary and simplified concepts. This non-fiction report and explanation focuses on the fascinating business of using scaffolding - from its earliest origins to present-day. Children can find out how scaffolding is used in a variety of ways around the world, and meet a young scaffold-builder. The book includes a comprehensive glossary on pages 30 and 31 to aid comprehension.

Gazelle on the Sand Level 9

Gazelle on the Sand Level 9

Author: Steve Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. * Progression and levels - based on research carried out especially for Collins on the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools - allow children to build their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step * Sixteen levels to ensure that all children are fully supported in their reading, allowing gifted readers to be challenged and struggling readers to be supported * Engaging and beautifully illustrated books that children will love to read * With both fiction and non-fiction titles at each level from levels 4 to 16 * Ideas and suggestions provide practical support and ideas for extra activities for teachers and parents * Developed by a team of Arabic literacy and education specialists including Dr Pauline Owayjan and Mahmoud Gaafar

Journey of Humpback Whales Level 12

Journey of Humpback Whales Level 12

Author: Andy Belcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Discover the fascinating world of humpback whales, including their childhood, their search for food and the three-month migration to reach Antarctica in this highly photographic information book.

Shapes on the Seashore Level 5

Shapes on the Seashore Level 5

Author: Francis Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. A boy and his mother go for a walk along the seashore and find all sorts of shapes. There's a starfish shaped like a star, a pebble that's an oval and a jellyfish that's a circle. A combination of fascinating photos and delightful artwork show children the variety of shapes that can be found on the seashore. A geometric shape below each illustration emphasises the shape of each thing found. A two page spread at the end of the book brings together all the items the boy and his mother have found, and shows how they used them to decorate a sandcastle.

Cunning and Clever Level 5

Cunning and Clever Level 5

Author: Simon Puttock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. The fox invites his friend the stork to dinner, but serves the stork his meal on a flat plate. Find out how the fox and the stork play tricks on one another at dinnertime. This retelling of a traditional tale is retold by award-winning author Simon Puttock. Children can recap the tricks that the fox and stork played on one another on pages 14-15.

What's That Building? Level 12

What's That Building? Level 12

Author: Richard Platt, Pulsar Studio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings - inside and out! Find out how they're built, what they do and lots more fantastic facts in this exciting and very visual book. Each building is intricately illustrated, providing lots of detail to look at and talk about. Pages 22 and 23 show the buildings divided up by their purpose - store, make or protect - promoting plenty of discussion and reasoning. Additional retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills.

Chick to Hen Level 7

Chick to Hen Level 7

Author: Elspeth Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Follow the life of a chicken - from its early days as a chick hatching in its nest, to laying eggs of its own, in this photographic information book by Elspeth Graham. Children can recap the stages of a chicken's life in the flow chart on pages 14-15.

Changing Designs Level 13

Changing Designs Level 13

Author: Catherine Veitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. From TVs and fridges to phones and music players, the design of many things we use every day has changed over time. Find out how in this book. Design is an important part of our lives, and is always changing, as fashions change, and designers learn more about how things work and find new materials. Follow the fascinating evolution of design in clocks, fridges, phones, music players, TVs, milk cartons and kettles. A timeline on pages 22-23 allows children to see the evolution of design in one neat summary.

In the Jungle Level 6

In the Jungle Level 6

Author: Becca Heddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. This non-fiction book takes you on a journey into the jungle and looks at the people, animals and wildlife that live there, including parrots, monkeys and big cats. Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the jungle on pages 14-15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

A Trip to the Desert Level 7

A Trip to the Desert Level 7

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Travel to the desert with Majid and his family and read about the things he does there. A story map at the end of the book allows children to discuss and recap Majid's journey.

One World Level 8

One World Level 8

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. 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. 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.

Special Sounds Level 1 (Kg)

Special Sounds Level 1 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 1 books introduce children to the letters of the alphabet and their sounds, using bright and engaging illustrations. Two letters on each page, with a familiar item illustrating each letter. This book introduces children to the Arabic letters and combinations that are formed and pronounced in special way, including taa' marbuta, hamza and alif maqsura. Special characters are shown in their joined and separate forms, and are highlighted on each example word.

Fast and Faster Level 11

Fast and Faster Level 11

Author: Janice Vale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. This book examines the fastest animals and vehicles on land, in the air, and in water, and explores what it is that makes them capable of travelling at such great speeds. Packed with statistics and interesting facts, illustrated with stunning photographs, this information book will be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. A table on pages 22 and 23 summarises the fast facts featured within the book.

Ball and Book Level 2 (Kg)

Ball and Book Level 2 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 2 books introduce simple one- and two-syllable words for children to read based on key syllables and phonic patterns. Ball and book features alliterating word pairs on each spread to help children learn to recognise and read initial letters. Word pairs are shown in very short combinations with a fun illustration or cartoon. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested.

Dubai From the Sky Level 11

Dubai From the Sky Level 11

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. A history of Dubai, told through stunning aerial photos. Forty years ago, Dubai was a small port. Today it is one of the most visited cities in the world, home to the world's tallest building and hundreds of manmade islands. This is the remarkable story of its rapid growth, told from the sky. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22- 23.

Around the World Level 7

Around the World Level 7

Author: James Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. This imaginative journey round the world based on material by the poet James Carter recounts a journey to some exotic and far-flung locations. Anne Wilson's beautiful collage-style artwork captures the atmosphere of India, China and Africa. This book is the perfect springboard for discussion of travel, transport, other countries and cultures.

The Egg and I Level 7

The Egg and I Level 7

Author: Vivian French, Karen Donnelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. When a hungry boy wishes for an egg he gets a surprise - a magic egg that makes everything he wishes for come true with hilarious consequences. But in the end does he ever really get what he wants? This traditional tale is beautifully illustrated by Karen Donnelly to set the scene and encourage discussion. A circular story map on pages 14-15 shows the boys journey and the consequence of each of his wishes, providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb Level 15

Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb Level 15

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 15 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters to help develop reading stamina and to help develop sustained engagement with texts. Level 15 books use a wide range of language structures to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Paragraphs and other text devices become more evident in these longer books. In 1922, Howard Carter and his team discovered an Ancient Egyptian tomb that was to become world famous - with the mummified body of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun inside. Find out what was inside the tomb and what we can learn from it about the world of Ancient Egypt in this fascinating information book by Juliet Kerrigan.

The Mountain Goat Level 13

The Mountain Goat Level 13

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. Nawal the goat's brother is good at jumping. Nawal's sister is good at leaping. Nawal is good at growing sunflowers. But when she meets a big, fierce lion, Nawal finds out she's good at something else too! A humorous fantasy story by renowned children's author Vivian French.

Birds Level 9

Birds Level 9

Author: Jilly Macleod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. From sea birds to woodland birds - this colourful photographic book introduces children to a wide variety of birds from around the world.

Tigers in Danger Level 10

Tigers in Danger Level 10

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Once, there were 100,000 tigers in the world, but now these beautiful creatures are under threat of extinction. Find out the reasons for the decrease in tiger numbers, and what we can do to change it. Children can re-cap the reasons why tigers are in danger on pages 14-15.

Let's Go to Mars Level 10

Let's Go to Mars Level 10

Author: Janice Marriot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. This unique persuasive text takes the form of a fictional holiday to Mars, presenting factual information about the red planet. The text draws comparisons between Earth and Mars, and considers aspects of space travel such as weightlessness and the lack of oxygen. A pictorial glossary is provided on pages 22 and 23 encouraging discussion and reinforcement of technical terms.

The moon, the traveller's friend Level 14

The moon, the traveller's friend Level 14

Author: Imad Nasr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 14 books build on level 13 by offering stories with more complex plots and with a greater number of chapters to encourage the development of reading stamina. Non-fiction texts use complex vocabulary and deal with challenging global themes. The style of language further reflects progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still using largely familiar vocabulary and simplified concepts. Saeed is travelling through the desert with his family. His dad Abdullah explains that they will be helped on their journey by every traveller's special friend - the moon! Find out more about the cultural significance of the moon for the Bedouin people in this beautifully illustrated story.

Fulla, the Small Elephant Level 8

Fulla, the Small Elephant Level 8

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Fulla the baby elephant doesn't like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Faris the mouse, though, Fulla realises that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children's book author Jane Simmons. Children can recap things in the story that Fulla was scared of using the story map on pages 14-15.

Monster in the Mirror Level 14

Monster in the Mirror Level 14

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 14 books build on level 13 by offering stories with more complex plots and with a greater number of chapters to encourage the development of reading stamina. Non-fiction texts use complex vocabulary and deal with challenging global themes. The style of language further reflects progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still using largely familiar vocabulary and simplified concepts. Matato is a cat, very long and slinky. Shamshoom is a dog, very big and woolly. When the People bring home Nisma the new cat with very sharp claws, Shamshoom's quiet life is shattered by this little pincushion. One day, Matato has an idea to put an end to Nisma's little games... Comically illustrated by Sholto Walker, this hilarious story was written by popular children's author Jean Ure.

Ibn Hayyan: The Father of Chemistry Level 8

Ibn Hayyan: The Father of Chemistry Level 8

Author: Subhi Zora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Books contain between 90 and 170 words. Jabir bin Hayyan lived in Kufa and Damascus about a hundred years after the birth of Islam. Find out about his life and work and why he is called `the father of chemistry'.

Hisham's room Level 8

Hisham's room Level 8

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Hisham's room needs serious tidying! His mother has had enough as she describes the mayhem. Mother lays down new rules and they start right now. Through this story children meet lots of prepositions

Mecca and Medina Level 10

Mecca and Medina Level 10

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. In this fact book children will learn about the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, with points of special interest highlighted.

Wonders of the Middle East Level 9

Wonders of the Middle East Level 9

Author: Subhi Zora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Find out about some of the wonderful places in the Middle East. This book introduces children to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, Petra in Jordan, and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, along with the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon, Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen and Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia.

Long Sounds Level 1 (Kg)

Long Sounds Level 1 (Kg)

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 1 books introduce children to the letters of the alphabet and their sounds, using bright and engaging illustrations. Two letters on each page, with a familiar item illustrating each letter. The words in this book introduce children to the long vowel sounds. In this book, letters of the alphabet are shown in combination with one of the three long vowels (alif, waw and yaa'). The sound is highlighted on each example word.

Fragile Earth Level 16

Fragile Earth Level 16

Author: Claire Llewellyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 16 books offer more complex, underlying themes that give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A wide range of language structures is used to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still retaining the core aim of encouraging a love of reading through Arabic stories and texts. Is the world's climate changing? We all know the theory but here is the evidence, in stunning photographs and information. A stimulating approach to a topical subject. A weather map on pages 54 and 55 helps children to look at the areas of the world most affected by extreme weather and what is happening where.

Shapes Level 4

Shapes Level 4

Author: Monica Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, and with the focus on reading core words. Shapes are all around us, and this simple non-fiction text explores the circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars and hexagons which can be found in familiar objects and animals. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the shapes and where they can be found, to consolidate understanding of the book.

My Friend the Fisherman Level 10

My Friend the Fisherman Level 10

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Salih helps keep his uncle's fishing nets clean. One day he gets help from a rather surprising friend! In return for help cleaning the nets Salih shows his new friend around Dubai.

Starter Pack

Starter Pack

Author: Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/10/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Collins Big Cat Arabic Starter Pack contains 29 titles across all 16 levels. Level 1 introduces the letters of the alphabet and levels 2 and 3 introduce simple words. The series is then structured following a careful progression, with reading levels gradually becoming more challenging. The language structures covered in the books get harder gradually, so by level 16 children are familiar with a wide range of language structures. Fiction titles at the higher levels feature more complex plots and longer stories, and non-fiction titles include use complex vocabulary and deal with interesting and challenging themes, such as global warming. Texts also include dramatic and humorous language, and rhyme and alliteration.

Party in the Clouds Level 11

Party in the Clouds Level 11

Author: Beverley Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Turtle wanted to go to the party in the clouds, but how would she get there without wings? She had an idea, but, unfortunately, things didn't go quite according to plan. This delightful traditional tale from Brazil explains why a turtle's shell looks like a patchwork of different pieces. A story map on pages 22-23 allows children to look back at Turtle's changing emotions along her journey.

Flying High Level 12

Flying High Level 12

Author: Dr Jen Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Hot-air balloons, gliders, solar-powered planes ... Climb board and find out about the world of aircraft. This fascinating history of human flight follows the incredible technological advances that allowed what was once an impossible dream to become a matter of routine for millions. A contents page can be found at the front of the book and a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21.

Trak! Level 6

Trak! Level 6

Author: Charlotte Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. A colourful retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child, this fable explains how the elephant got its long trunk. As the elephant journeys through the jungle it admires the features of the other animals, until he gets a bit too close to one of them ... This sweet and funny story has been written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton. A story map on pages 14-15 allows children to recap the story and discuss each stage.

Going to the Zoo Level 9

Going to the Zoo Level 9

Author: Reece Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Join one boy and his family on a trip to the zoo. But this is no normal zoo: it's full of extraordinary animals, including elephants who drink tea, penguins who ski, and even chimpanzees who eat peas! Illustrated by Luciana Fernandez, this imaginative poem is written by eleven-year-old Collins Big Cat 2011 Writing Competition winner Reece Cox. Children can recap all the different extraordinary animals from the book in the map of the zoo on pages 14-15, allowing children to retell the story in their own words.

Speedy Siham and the Missing Ostrich Eggs Level 16

Speedy Siham and the Missing Ostrich Eggs Level 16

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 16 books offer more complex, underlying themes that give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A wide range of language structures is used to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still retaining the core aim of encouraging a love of reading through Arabic stories and texts. Samira has a problem. The ostrich eggs at a nearby farm are being stolen. Without them her father can't do his famous musical performance, and the farm will have to be sold. Who's stealing the eggs, and why do they want them?

World of Football Level 7

World of Football Level 7

Author: Daniel Nunn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Everyone can play football, anywhere in the world! Find out what you need to play the game and where in the world it is played in this action-packed non-fiction report. Children can re-cap the stages of the book on pages 14-15.

The Digestive System Level 11

The Digestive System Level 11

Author: Harriet Blackford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. We know we all need to eat, but why do we need to and where does it go? Filled with photos and clear diagrams, follow the food you eat on its journey through your body and find out what happens to it along the way. Pages 22 and 23 present a full body diagram, allowing children to recap the full journey our food takes.

Off to school Level 4

Off to school Level 4

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. Early in the morning, Ahmad and Fatima are getting ready to start their day. Follow them as they wash, get dressed, and eat their healthy breakfast. School bags ready, they are all set to go off to school with dad as the sun rises. This book introduces children to a range of words to do with appearance, including clothes and items for the school bag.

My Father's Job Level 3

My Father's Job Level 3

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. Dads do all kinds of jobs and need to use all kinds of tools to do them. Learn about some different jobs in this simple reader.

Ibn Sina Level 13

Ibn Sina Level 13

Author: Shoua Fakhouri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. Ibn Sina is one of the most famous physicians, astronomers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Join Ahmad as he learns more about Ibn Sina, his life and influence.

Teacher's Guide and CD-ROM

Teacher's Guide and CD-ROM

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 27/10/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. This teacher's guide includes a series curriculum (scope and sequence) for the series and suggested reading order, an introduction to the series, guidance on the language levels used and language progression within the series, help with teaching literacy skills in the classroom, plus lesson plans and running records. It provides everything teachers need to use the Big Cat Arabic Readers to help children - both native-speakers and foreign learners - learn to read in Arabic The CD-ROM provides running records and worksheets to be printed off and used in the classroom.

The King of the Forest Level 10

The King of the Forest Level 10

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. A fox was having a nap when a tiger leapt out at him, ready to attack. Could the fox use his cunning to save his own life? This traditional story has been beautifully illustrated by Tomislav Zlatic.

Our New Life in Abu Dhabi Level 12

Our New Life in Abu Dhabi Level 12

Author: Sahar Hassan El-Ayouti, Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Mohamed's father has a new job in Abu Dhabi and the family have to leave their home in Morocco for a new life. Read about the things Mohamed is sad to leave behind, the exciting new things he sees and the new friends that he makes as he learns all about living in Abu Dhabi.

Tamima's Smile Level 11

Tamima's Smile Level 11

Author: Lynne Rickards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Tamima the crocodile is known for always being happy and having a big smile, but one day she gets toothache and can't smile anymore. Can she overcome her fear of the dentist and regain her smile?

Dinner! Level 3

Dinner! Level 3

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. What do you like to eat? What is your favourite food? Look at all the ingredients that go into preparing our colourful dinner. Join us! We hope you will enjoy the food! This book introduces words for a range of foods that are popular in the Middle East.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Level 5

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Level 5

Author: Saffy Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. A shepherd boy decides to play a trick on the people in his village by telling them that there is a wolf nearby. But will the villagers believe him when a wolf really does turn up? This witty retelling of the traditional story was written by Saffy Jenkins. Children can recap the journey of the boy as he plays tricks using the story map on pages 14-15. Text type: A traditional tale. Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development.

The Water Thief Level 12

The Water Thief Level 12

Author: Beverley Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Musical instruments of the Arab World Level 13

Musical instruments of the Arab World Level 13

Author: Fatima Abdulkazem, Hitcham Chami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. Find out more about some of the traditional instruments of the Arab world, including string instruments such as the Oud, wind instruments such as the Nay, and percussion instruments such as the Tabla drum.

What's in the Egg? Level 4

What's in the Egg? Level 4

Author: Moira Butterfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. This photographic information book by Moira Butterfield shows the variety of creatures that hatch from eggs, including fish, turtles, crocodiles, seagulls and eagles. A simple pictorial summary with labels on pages 14-15 provides an opportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book.

Juice for all Level 7

Juice for all Level 7

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Mum has made fresh juice! First she washed the fruit, then she peeled it, then she chopped and blended it, all with sound effects! Now we can drink it! Yum! In this book children will encounter past verbs in the feminine singular, the names for different fruits, plus the sounds associated with preparing the fruit.

Fly, Murjan! Level 3 (Kg)

Fly, Murjan! Level 3 (Kg)

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. Follow baby bird as it learns how to fly for the first time. This beautifully-illustrated fiction story is written by leading children's book author-illustrator Petr Horacek. The flow chart on pages 14 and 15 allows children to discuss and recap baby bird's progress as he learns how to fly.

Elephant Sanctuary Level 12

Elephant Sanctuary Level 12

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Find out what happens in a rescue centre for orphan elephants - from feeding time to bath time - in this beautiful photographic information book by Louise Spilsbury.

Karim's new kumma Level 9

Karim's new kumma Level 9

Author: Imad Nasr, Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Kareem and his family have gone on a road trip in Oman, from Sohar to Sur. They wanted to watch the baby green turtles, but got more than they expected!

Monster Under the Bed Level 14

Monster Under the Bed Level 14

Author: Kevin Dyer, Sarah Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 14 books build on level 13 by offering stories with more complex plots and with a greater number of chapters to encourage the development of reading stamina. Non-fiction texts use complex vocabulary and deal with challenging global themes. The style of language further reflects progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still using largely familiar vocabulary and simplified concepts. Amjad's feeling sick, or at least that's what he says. Really, he doesn't want to see his friend Tamer. But when he finds a monster under his bed he has an idea - the two swap identities for the day, with hilarious results! This play explores familiar issues and will work well acted out in class. A feelings mountain on pages 30 and 31 charts the rise and fall of emotions that the two main characters feel throughout the play, providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.

Animal Migration Level 13

Animal Migration Level 13

Author: Deborah Chancellor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. Have you ever been amazed at how far animals migrate each year? Have you ever wondered why animals migrate for such long distances? Find out all about the journeys animals make in the sea, in the air and on land in this fascinating non-fiction information book, brought to life with stunning photographs.

Dizzy the Bear and Wilt the Wolf Level 11

Dizzy the Bear and Wilt the Wolf Level 11

Author: Sarah Parry, Judy Musselle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. When Dizzy the Bear loses his sense of smell he cannot find food. Wilt the Wolf is too old to hunt for food. Can the two find a way of working together to help each other? Pages 22 and 23 show two wanted posters from Dizzy the Bear and Wilt the Wolf, allowing children to compare and match the characters' traits and personalities.

I Want a Companion Level 10

I Want a Companion Level 10

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. `I want a pet! I want a pet! I hope I like the pet I get!' But when a boy goes to the Strange Pet Shop to find a companion, there's no knowing what he'll find there. This rollicking rhyming story is accompanied by wonderfully wacky illustrations of the most bizarre pets you could ever hope to meet! At the end of the story is a poster advertising the Strange Pet Shop, which is ideal of further discussion and recapping of the book in children's own words.

The Helper Bird Level 8

The Helper Bird Level 8

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Books contain between 90 and 170 words. This little bird may be small, but it's very helpful to bigger animals. This photographic non-fiction book shows how the bird is able to help the larger animals around it, set against the stunning backdrop of Africa. Children can recap the different ways the bird can help other animals on pages 14-15.

I Am Here! Level 3 (Kg)

I Am Here! Level 3 (Kg)

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. It's fun to draw your own portrait! Follow one girl as she shows how she can make her own self-portrait with collage materials in this instruction book by Charlotte Guillain. Children can recap the stages and check understanding at the end of the story. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested.

Kishkish the Big, Bad Cat Level 9

Kishkish the Big, Bad Cat Level 9

Author: Sheila Bird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Kishkish the big, bad cat isn't feeling well. Basil wants to take him to the vet. Kishkish doesn't want to go, and finds a variety of hiding places to escape. Basil pursues him, getting more and more bedraggled in the process. Finally Basil goes to bed, leaving Kishkish - who is feeling much better - to enjoy a snack. The humorous illustrations in this funny story show clearly show the mayhem caused by the big, bad Kishkish and provide lots of points for discussion. A storyboard at the end recaps the story.

Your Brain Level 16

Your Brain Level 16

Author: Sally Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 16 books offer more complex, underlying themes that give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. A wide range of language structures is used to reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar, while still retaining the core aim of encouraging a love of reading through Arabic stories and texts. Your brain controls everything you do - from your movement to your senses and even your thoughts and decisions. Complete with detailed diagrams, discover how this important part of your body works, and how you can look after it.

My Dog and I Level 6

My Dog and I Level 6

Author: Anthony Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. Follow this girl and her dog as they take a walk through changing landscapes and seasons and show how much fun walking can be in this seasonal story. Children can re-tell the story using the map on p.14-15.

Lost Sock Level 11

Lost Sock Level 11

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. What happens when a happy pair of socks goes missing? Where do all the lost socks go? Discover the mystical world of sock land for yourself.

I Want the Moon Level 10

I Want the Moon Level 10

Author: Mal Peat, Elspeth Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 10 books include characters that express emotions and stories with more events. Non-fiction titles introduce terms that might be new to many children. Level 10 books continue to use single spacing and more high-frequency words appear without vowel markings to help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. Prince Mimo is upset - he wants the moon. So the King and Queen send their servants, Grim and Misery, out to catch the moon for him, with hilarious consequences. This charming story by award-winning author Mal Peat and Elspeth Graham is illustrated by Xiao Xin. Children can recap the main stages of the story on pages 14-15, providing lots of speaking and listening opportunities.

I'm from the Emirates Level 6

I'm from the Emirates Level 6

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. Read about children from different parts of the United Arab Emirates. Includes the sight words 'I' and `from', and names for the seven Emirates and key landmarks.

The House of Wisdom Level 11

The House of Wisdom Level 11

Author: Subhi Zora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 11 books provide more literary language, more complex sentence structures and less support from illustrations. Characters are more varied, with action sustained over several pages. Non-fiction titles include glossaries where necessary. Sentences are still short for better understanding. However, grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. The House of Wisdom was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. The famous historian and translator Hunayn bin Ishaq tells us about this wonderful library and the achievements of the many scholars working there, and his time in charge of the translation section.

I have a garden Level 5

I have a garden Level 5

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. A little girl is in her garden. Children who are her neighbours and friends are outside her gate, and they want to know if she has toys they can play with. She has everything they want in her garden, and soon she opens the gates for her friends to join her for a fun morning.

Where's Breakfast? Level 4

Where's Breakfast? Level 4

Author: Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words. Three hungry ants send their dad out to hunt for food but aren't satisfied by the chocolate and cake he brings back! Pages 14-15 recap the ants' reactions to the different foods Dad brings, and the comic ending of the story.

Where am I? Level 3

Where am I? Level 3

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. A little Arab boy looks towards the sky and can see lots of interesting things - a plane, a hawk, a crescent moon - but where exactly is he? Can you guess where he is from the pictures?

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. A not very special cat, Rawya loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Rawya starts looking at the books on the shelves...

Peter and the Wolf Level 12

Peter and the Wolf Level 12

Author: Diane Redmond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Peter's grandfather told him not to play in the meadow but it's his favourite place to play, why should he be afraid of a wolf? Diane Redmond presents a comic retelling of a well-loved tale. A poster on pages 22 and 23 recaps on elements of Peter's character, around which children can discuss the story.

I Have Nothing to Do Level 7

I Have Nothing to Do Level 7

Author: Petr Horacek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 7 books include story lines with more episodes in time sequence, and may include imaginary happenings in the context of familiar experiences. There is still repetition but more variation in pattern and more new words are introduced than in lower levels. Non-fiction titles bring in simple non-fiction tools, such as diagrams, labels and captions. Additional vowel marks that encourage the flow of pronunciation are introduced at this level. Verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words with repeating and accessible actions appear at this level. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. The frog is sitting at the bottom of the pond, doing nothing. But other animals keep coming after her and she has to hop away! Follow the frog as she hops around the pond in her search for a bit of peace in this wonderfully illustrated book by Petr Horacek. Children can recap the frog's journey from the bottom of the pond and back again on pages 14-15.

What did we Paint? Level 5

What did we Paint? Level 5

Author: Tasha Pym Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. What are they painting? Two little monsters are painting spots, stripes, squares, zigzags and triangles. But where are they painting? Finally the reader discovers that the little monsters have actually been painting the shapes on their sleeping mum! Pages 14 and 15 show the fully painted mum-monster, so children can recap what the little monsters painted.

Fruit Level 4

Fruit Level 4

Author: Gill Budgell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, and with the focus on reading core words. This non-fiction book explores the different types of fruit the children like to eat, with mouth-watering photographs of melons, oranges, strawberries and much more. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the different fruits and where they grow, to consolidate understanding of the book.

My book is my friend Level 3

My book is my friend Level 3

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. This little girl loves her book! Follow her as she learns to read the words for: letter, word, page, picture and all the wonderful things that make her favourite book.

The Arabian Horse Level 5

The Arabian Horse Level 5

Author: Mahmoud Gaafar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 5 books are for children who are ready to read stories with more challenging word patterns or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends to ensure the focus remains on reading core words. Meet the beautiful Arabian horse! Noble, graceful, proud and fast. This stunning photographic book introduces young readers to the world of this wonderful horse.

Letters and Sounds Big Book Level 1 (Kg)

Letters and Sounds Big Book Level 1 (Kg)

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 1 books introduce children to the letters of the Arabic alphabet using bright and engaging illustrations. Two letters on each page, with a familiar item illustrating each letter. Each letter shown in its isolated form and initial form, with the initial form highlighted on the example word. This big book - for whole-class teaching - includes My letters, Long sounds and Special sounds to help children learn the shapes of the letters and to associate sounds with these shapes. Large print and bright illustrations ensure all children can see, can take part in and can enjoy good stories.

Words and Sounds Big Book Level 2 (Kg)

Words and Sounds Big Book Level 2 (Kg)

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 2 books introduce simple one- and two-syllable words for children to read based on key syllables and phonic patterns. Word pairs are shown in very short combinations with a fun illustration or cartoon. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested. This big book - for whole-class teaching - includes Sound and picture, Big and small and Ball and book to help children learn start to read rhyming words. Large print and bright illustrations ensure all children can see, can take part in and can enjoy good stories.

First Stories Big Book Level 3 (Kg)

First Stories Big Book Level 3 (Kg)

Author: Collins Big Cat Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 3 books introduce the concept of the `story', and include simple phonic sounds and very high-frequency words with simple spellings. Lively and engaging illustrations to keep children interested. This big book - for whole-class teaching - includes Sesame and Apricot, I am here! and Fly Murjan! to introduce children to simple stories. Large print and bright illustrations ensure all children can see, can take part in and can enjoy good stories.

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