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Books in the series: Collins Big Cat Progress

Olympic BMX Band 03 Yellow/Band 14 Ruby

Olympic BMX Band 03 Yellow/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Riding a BMX, or Bicycle Motocross, is very different to riding an ordinary road bike. Find out all the differences, the tricks, techniques and amazing skills that go into making a great Olympic BMX competitor, in this photographic non-fiction book. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

Grace Darling Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

Grace Darling Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

In 1838 a young woman named Grace Darling was thrown into the spotlight after helping her lighthouse keeper father to save a group of people who had been shipwrecked on the rocks in a storm. This biography by Anita Ganeri explains the true story that captured the imagination of the Victorian public. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A biography * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship

Thin Ice Band 03 Yellow/Band 17 Diamond

Thin Ice Band 03 Yellow/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Captain Scott travelled to the Antarctic in 1901 - the first man in the world ever to go there. Join one man as he follows in Scott's footsteps and understands why the Antarctic is so important to us in this evocative book by Anne Curtis. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dinner with a Pirate Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

Dinner with a Pirate Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

When Pedro the fisherman catches a big swordfish, he decides to share his meal with a man in the local prison - a captured pirate. But when Pedro himself is later captured by a pirate gang, he finds his generosity hasn't been forgotten. This traditional tale is written by Saviour Pirotta and wonderfully illustrated by Shahab Shamshirsaz. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

World's Deadliest Creatures Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

World's Deadliest Creatures Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

What are the most dangerous animals in the world? Take a closer look at some very poisonous, venomous and deadly animals in this stunning photographic non-fiction report by award-winning author Anna Claybourne. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

The Deadly Monster Band 05 Green/Band 12 Copper

The Deadly Monster Band 05 Green/Band 12 Copper

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Jack and Sam think their school trip to the Ancient Greece Museum is boring, until they see a glowing statue ... Finding themselves whisked away to fight a deadly monster, suddenly Ancient Greece doesn't seem so dull after all. This exciting graphic novel by Linda Chapman is brought to life with illustrations from Dylan Coburn. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Angel House Band 05 Green/Band 17 Diamond

Angel House Band 05 Green/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

He doesn't fit in at school; they don't understand him there. But in Angel House he feels stronger - he feels free. This beautiful book by Anne Curtis is thoughtfully illustrated by Chris Corner. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

If It Wasn't For Tom Band 09 Gold/Band 16 Sapphire

If It Wasn't For Tom Band 09 Gold/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Cathy MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

If it wasn't for Tom, one young boy would be much happier at school - he would be able to play football without being taunted from the sidelines. But is Tom as strong-willed when he is forced to play football as well? This thought-provoking story was written by award-winning author Catherine MacPhail. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story by a significant author * Curriculum links: Citizenship; P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Incredible Iron Man Band 06 Orange/Band 16 Sapphire

Incredible Iron Man Band 06 Orange/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mary Colson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

The Ironman triathlon competition is the ultimate test of endurance. Find out how competitors train and compete in such a gruelling event in this exciting photographic non-fiction report by Mary Colson. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Formula 1 Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

Formula 1 Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

Author: Mary Colson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Formula 1 races are world famous for being exciting and fast-paced, involving the most up-to-date cars. Find out how the competition began and what is involved in each race in this non-fiction book by Mary Colson. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction book * Curriculum links: P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Pier Band 08 Purple/Band 17 Diamond

The Pier Band 08 Purple/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

She sits in her bedroom overlooking the harbour, remembering how it looks when a storm arrives, when the walk across the pier to the lighthouse is fraught with danger - and horrible memories. This beautiful story was written by Anne Curtis and illustrated by Chris Corner. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Snake Hair Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby

Snake Hair Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Zoe Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

In Ancient Greece, the warrior Perseus was tricked by a cunning king to fight a monster called Medusa, who lived in a cave and had hair of hissing snakes - and anyone who looked into her eyes was turned to stone. Could Perseus survive his mission and return home safely? This thrilling retelling of the traditional tale was written by Zoe Clarke. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story from another culture * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Penalty Band 08 Purple/Band 14 Ruby

The Penalty Band 08 Purple/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Lucas is the best in his football team at taking penalties. He never misses - ever. But one day that all changes and Lucas has to learn to deal with his mistake, finding a way of building up his confidence once again ... This thought-provoking story was written by Tom Palmer. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links: Citizenship, P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Joe's Dog Band 09 Gold/Band 12 Copper

Joe's Dog Band 09 Gold/Band 12 Copper

Author: David Almond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Joe has birthday money to spend, and decides a cute dog he's seen in a pet shop window is the perfect purchase. For some reason, though, the pet shop owner is determined not to sell that particular dog ... This wonderful story was written by Carnegie award-winning author David Almond, and brought to life with the illustrations of Ayesha Lopez. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A humorous story * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Gulliver's Travels Band 11 Lime/Band 17 Diamond

Gulliver's Travels Band 11 Lime/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Andrew Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This adventure-filled graphic novel retells the famous story of Lemuel Gulliver, as he is shipwrecked and wakes up on the island of Lilliput. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel in the past * Curriculum links:

Being Cool Band 10 White/Band 17 Diamond

Being Cool Band 10 White/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

Written by award-winning author, poet and performer Benjamin Zephaniah, this modern story follows Jaden's first few weeks at his new secondary school. As two rival groups of boys both befriend Jaden, the pressure mounts - who will he choose and does he really want to be part of a gang? * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links:

Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper

Blackbeard and the Monster of the Deep Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

Follow cabin boy Bill on his journey to becoming a pirate as he and Blackbeard battle a terrifying sea monster. This adventure story is wonderfully written by Ciaran Murtagh and illustrated by Nathan Aardvark. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure story * Curriculum links:

Little Bear: A folktale from Greenland Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

Little Bear: A folktale from Greenland Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Dawn Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

In this beautiful retelling of a folktale from Greenland, an unlikely friendship develops between a lonely old woman and a baby polar bear. With stunning artwork from Chris Corner, this book explores the moving relationship between human and animal as the bear cub grows up. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A traditional story * Curriculum links:

The Empire Windrush Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

The Empire Windrush Band 10 White/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

In 1948 the Empire Windrush sailed from Jamaica to Britain with over 300 passengers on board. Learn about their fascinating stories and the realities of life in post-war Britain in this captivating information book by Clive Gifford. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links:

Winter Olympics Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Winter Olympics Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Author: Andy Seed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

The Winter Olympics is an exciting competition that sees the world's top athletes try to win medals on snow and ice. Find out more about the Winter Olympic Games. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: P.E.

The Sword in the Stone Band 11 Lime/Band 16 Sapphire

The Sword in the Stone Band 11 Lime/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This action-packed graphic novel retells the legend of King Arthur, following him as he is transformed from an ordinary young boy to a powerful and famous monarch. Written by Mary Hoffman, this well-known story has been brought to life with illustrations by Dante Ginevra. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel set in the past * Curriculum links:

Hall of the Bulls Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Hall of the Bulls Band 10 White/Band 12 Copper

Author: Tom Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

On a school trip to the Hall of the Bulls in France, Simon and Dan find themselves face to face with real cave men. This exciting prehistoric adventure story has been written by Tom Bradman. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure story * Curriculum links:

The Teeth Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

The Teeth Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This exciting mystery story will keep readers gripped, as brothers Joe and Carl quickly realise it's not always best to keep what you find. Written by Alan Durant. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: P.E.

The Diver Band 07 Turquoise/Band 16 Sapphire

The Diver Band 07 Turquoise/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

A man sits alone on the prow of a ship and remembers the diving he did as a child. When the ship reaches its destination the anchor is lowered and the man climbs into his diving suit. He's ready to return to the water; ready to find the treasure. This beautiful book was written by Anne Curtis and wonderfully illustrated by Chris Corner. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure book * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Long-distance Lunch Band 05 Green/Band 14 Ruby

Long-distance Lunch Band 05 Green/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Where does the food in your lunch-box come from? How far has it travelled? Find out where bananas are grown, where tuna is found and how chocolate is made in this highly photographic information book. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

When Rosa Parks met Martin Luther King Junior Band 03 Yellow/Band 17 Diamond

When Rosa Parks met Martin Luther King Junior Band 03 Yellow/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Zoe Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

In some parts of America in the 1950s, white people and black people were treated very differently. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King publicly fought against this - but in very different ways. This is the powerful and inspiring story of how they stood up for racial equality. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

The Modern Pentathlon Band 04 Blue/Band 16 Sapphire

The Modern Pentathlon Band 04 Blue/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Zoe Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

At the 2012 Olympics, the modern pentathlon will be 100 years old. This photographic non-fiction report shows the events that are included in the pentathlon and the extraordinary skills needed to compete in this challenging event. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Fire in the Sky Band 04 Blue/Band 17 Diamond

Fire in the Sky Band 04 Blue/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Discover the incredible true story of Sergeant Norman Jackson, who had survived 30 missions when his plane was hit over enemy territory in 1945. Under fire and travelling at 200mph he climbed onto the wing, attempting to put out the blaze. This exciting graphic novel is by award-winning author and illustrator team Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Mission Mars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Mission Mars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

The Star Ship Orca is taking off on a mission to find a new planet for the people of Earth. First stop: Mars. But will the crew find anything there except rocks and sand? Will they find intelligent life? Discover their journey in this imaginative story, written by Anne Curtis and illustrated by Chris Corner. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

Animals in War Band 04 Blue/Band 17 Diamond

Animals in War Band 04 Blue/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Jillian Powell, The Imperial War Museum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

From pigeons and elephants to parachuting dogs - millions of animals helped in both world wars. This non-fiction book, with fascinating photographs from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, focuses on the animals that were involved and their bravery in the face of battle. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Tigers in Trouble Band 04 Blue/Band 12 Copper

Tigers in Trouble Band 04 Blue/Band 12 Copper

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

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, in this photographic information book by Louise Spilsbury. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Natural Disasters Band 05 Green/Band 12 Copper

Natural Disasters Band 05 Green/Band 12 Copper

Author: Adrian Bradbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Find out about the natural disasters people face around the world, what effect they have on towns and cities and how we can help to protect people from them. Packed with fact files and maps showing disaster spots as well as high impact photographs, this book will tell you all you need to know about hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

Muscles Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Muscles Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

What is a muscle? How do they work? Why are they so important? Find out the answers to all of these questions in this information book, filled with detailed illustrations and photographs. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Seal Skull Band 04 Blue/Band 16 Sapphire

Seal Skull Band 04 Blue/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Anne Curtis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

A boy takes home a seal skull that he finds at the beach. It has dark, empty eyes that stare back at him. Now a storm is brewing and his room is filled with shadows - will he be able to calm the storm? This mysterious story by Anne Curtis is evocatively illustrated by Chris Corner. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Amazing Escapes Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Amazing Escapes Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Read the miraculous survival stories from across the world of lucky people who escaped dangerous situations, such as being bitten by a shark or trapped in an avalanche. This inspirational book by John Foster is accompanied by real-life photos and illustrations. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Winkie's War Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Winkie's War Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Follow the true story of Winkie, a carrier pigeon in WWII whose crew crash landed in the sea. All hopes rested with Winkie as she battled to reach help - but would she be able to lead them back to her crew? The story is told in the style of a graphic novel and illustrated by award-winning author-illustrator team Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Beowulf Band 09 Gold/Band 14 Ruby

Beowulf Band 09 Gold/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Anita Ganeri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Long ago, the king of Denmark built a huge hall for feasts, and he called it Heorot. But the noise from the hall woke a sleeping monster in the nearby swamp - Grendel. Could the brave warrior Beowulf save Denmark's people and fight the monster? This retelling of the Old English tale was written by award-winning author Anita Ganeri. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A retelling of a folk tale * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Watching Whales Band 09 Gold/Band 16 Sapphire

Watching Whales Band 09 Gold/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Karen Romano Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Find out what happens on a whale watch, why whales are important and what different types of whales can be seen in this beautifully-illustrated graphic novel by Karen Romano Young. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel * Curriculum links: Geography * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Elephant Rescue Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

Elephant Rescue Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

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. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-chronological report * Curriculum links: Geography * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Second World War: Secret Agent Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

Second World War: Secret Agent Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

It's 1941 and you are a secret agent for Great Britain. Find out what training and skills you need to ensure you achieve your mission and return home safely. This instruction book was written by Jillian Powell, with photos straight from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction report * Curriculum links: History

The Monster of Pit Street Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

The Monster of Pit Street Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Nick has just moved to Pit Street, so he and his best friend Jess help to unpack and explore the new house, including the spooky cellar. But what they don't realise, is that something else has been living deep in the cellar and doesn't want to be disturbed ... With an unexpected twist in its tale, this wonderful story was written by Simon Cheshire. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Dolphin King Band 04 Blue/Band 12 Copper

The Dolphin King Band 04 Blue/Band 12 Copper

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Jean and his friends are fishermen. Jean throws a spear at a passing dolphin to show his strength and suddenly the crew are swept into a terrible storm. Jean soon realises that he has injured the Dolphin King and put the lives of his friends in peril. Will Jean be able to make up for his mistakes? * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Growing up in Wartime Band 05 Green/Band 17 Diamond

Growing up in Wartime Band 05 Green/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Jillian Powell, The Imperial War Museum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Find out what life was like for the children growing up during World War II. With photographs straight from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, Jillian Powell looks at rationing, schooling and evacuation and how the daily lives of children were affected by the war. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Top Secret Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Top Secret Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

During World War II, many spies were dropped from Britain into France to help fight the Nazis. One of them was a woman called Christine Granville, who risked her life to save her comrades. Follow her incredible true story is this beautifully illustrated graphic novel by award-winning authors Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

In the Game Band 03 Yellow/Band 14 Ruby

In the Game Band 03 Yellow/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Katy Coope Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Dan and Sara are bored. There's nothing to do in their town, so they're sitting in the park and playing a computer game - but little do they know what adventures are happening right behind them ... This Manga graphic novel is written and energetically illustrated by author Katy Coope. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

War Art Band 10 White/Band 17 Diamond

War Art Band 10 White/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This fascinating information book, written in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, explores how and why artists created images of the First World War. Covering everything from recruitment posters and camouflage art to poignant sketches by artist-soldiers, this book will encourage children to both appreciate and interrogate artwork. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links:

Snow Leopards Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper

Snow Leopards Band 11 Lime/Band 12 Copper

Author: Dr Jen Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This captivating information book explores the life of one of nature's most elusive animals. From where they live and how they hunt to how we can protect them in the future, Jen Green's clear writing style tells readers all they need to know about snow leopards. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links:

Space Jump Band 11 Lime/Band 17 Diamond

Space Jump Band 11 Lime/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Matt Ralphs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

Find out about Felix Baumgartner's daredevil life of skydiving and BASE jumping in this thrilling biography. Detailing his attempt at the highest ever skydive, this incredible book includes photographs taken by Felix as he jumped to earth from the edge of space. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A biography * Curriculum links:

The First World War Band 11 Lime/Band 16 Sapphire

The First World War Band 11 Lime/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This non-fiction book explores what it was like to live through the First World War, from life in the trenches and the weapons used on the battlefield, to the war effort at home and the role that children played. This title has been written in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum and includes fascinating photographs from their archives. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction recount * Curriculum links:

Extreme Animals Band 10 White/Band 16 Sapphire

Extreme Animals Band 10 White/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

Find out how several amazing animals have adapted to life in the world's toughest and most hostile places. This fascinating information book by Charlotte Guillain shows the extreme features the animals have developed to survive, and is packed with impressive photographs and facts. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links:

Zara and the Fairy Godbrother Band 05 Green/Band 14 Ruby

Zara and the Fairy Godbrother Band 05 Green/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Margaret Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

When Zara wishes for a new dress for the school party she doesn't expect to see a fairy godbrother land in her room, especially when he tries to text-a-spell with unpredictable results! Will Zara ever get her dream dress? * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Cool Cars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Cool Cars Band 03 Yellow/Band 12 Copper

Author: John Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Some cars are big and powerful, while others are very small. Some can even fly or float on water! Find out about some of the world's coolest and most unusual cars in this highly photographic information book. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

One Short Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

One Short Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

Author: Dave Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

A young boy's best friend Jamie has just moved away, and he feels no-one could replace him, not even the new boy Daniel. But then he finds his school football team is missing one person. Will he finally be forced to accept someone new into his life? This sweet story of friends new and old was written by Dave Cousins. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links: Citizenship; P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Last War Horses Band 07 Turquoise/Band 16 Sapphire

The Last War Horses Band 07 Turquoise/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Horses were important in World War 1 for many reasons. Find out what they did and how they helped in a war that cost the lives of so many humans and animals alike in this non-fiction book by Charlotte Guillain. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-chronological report * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Goodbye to All That Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

Goodbye to All That Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Dave Cousins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

It's a young boy's last day at primary school, and he excitedly lists off all the points he won't miss when he goes to Big School . But is there anything he will miss? This thought-provoking story was written by Dave Cousins. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Search and Rescue Dogs Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

Search and Rescue Dogs Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Chris Oxlade Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Search and rescue dogs play a crucial part in helping people in danger. Find out how they are trained and what they can do to help the humans who are risking their lives to save others in this book by Chris Oxlade. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Tom is in trouble. He is hanging precariously from a ledge on the edge of a cliff and his friend Alex is desperately trying to get help for him. But will he be able to find the strength in himself to hold on until help arrives? This thought-provoking story was written by Alan Durant. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure story * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Story of Skateboarding Band 06 Orange/Band 12 Copper

The Story of Skateboarding Band 06 Orange/Band 12 Copper

Author: Andrew Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

How were skateboards invented? What tricks do skateboarders do and what competitions can they enter? Find out all about this sport, packed with exciting photos and written by Andrew Peters. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: P.E.

The Red Light Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

The Red Light Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

A steam train is slowly making its way through a terrible thunderstorm towards its destination. Suddenly, out of the darkness comes a lonely figure with a haunting message for the passengers ... This spooky tale, written by Alan Durant, has been beautifully illustrated by Dave Hill. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Blade Running Band 09 Gold/Band 12 Copper

Blade Running Band 09 Gold/Band 12 Copper

Author: Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

The Paralympic Games is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. In the 1990s a special blade was developed to replace prosthetic limbs and allow amputees to run races. Find out all about the development of and inspiration for this important element of the Paralympic Games in this photographic information book. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction book * Curriculum links: P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Bader's Battle Band 09 Gold/Band 17 Diamond

Bader's Battle Band 09 Gold/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Brita Granstrom, Mick Manning Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Douglas Bader was the most famous RAF pilot of the Second World War. Find out about the fateful crash that resulted in the loss of both his legs, and how he fought back to return to the cockpit of his plane in this graphic novel by award-winning author/illustrator team Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel set in the past * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Match Girls Band 09 Gold/Band 17 Diamond

Match Girls Band 09 Gold/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Juliet Kerrigan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

In Victorian times, many children had to work to earn money for their family. One factory employed young girls to make matches, but the chemical they used made them very ill and many died. One woman decided to stand up for these girls, and her protest took her all the way to the Houses of Parliament in London. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book. * Curriculum links: History. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Train Under Your Feet Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby

The Train Under Your Feet Band 07 Turquoise/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Richard Platt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Cities all over the world have an underground network of trains running right beneath our feet, helping the public to travel around quickly and safely. But how did these underground networks begin, and how were they built? Find out the fascinating history of underground trains in this non-fiction book by Richard Platt. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction book * Curriculum links: History; Geography * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Bomber Command Band 08 Purple/Band 17 Diamond

Bomber Command Band 08 Purple/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Jillian Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

During the Second World War, bomber planes were used in combat. With photographs straight from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, discover what it was like to be a bomber pilot in preparation for a dangerous but important mission. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction report * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Motocross Band 08 Purple/Band 14 Ruby

Motocross Band 08 Purple/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Adrian Bradbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Discover the exciting world of motocross racing - from tricks and jumps to the World Championship - in this photographic information book by Adrian Bradbury. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction report * Curriculum links: Geography, P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Real Cricket Band 06 Orange/Band 16 Sapphire

Real Cricket Band 06 Orange/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Tom Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

As he spends his days playing makeshift cricket, Adnan dreams of playing the game professionally for a team. When one of Adnan's games ends with a damaged car, he fears his chances of practising will be over - his future all depends on what the owner of the car says to his parents ... This lovely story was written by Tom Palmer. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links: Citizenship; P.E. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Andrew Watson Band 08 Purple/Band 16 Sapphire

Andrew Watson Band 08 Purple/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Adam Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Andrew Watson was the first black footballer in the UK. Find out how he reached this position and what life was like for professional footballers in 1870 in this biography of the sportsman by Adam Sunderland. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A biography * Curriculum links: History, P.E * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Terror Birds Band 08 Purple/Band 16 Sapphire

The Terror Birds Band 08 Purple/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

On their way to a camping trip, Jack and Sam stumble on an old cave, and find themselves travelling through time to help Jason and the Argonauts and King Phineus to escape from the food-stealing harpies. This exciting graphic novel was written by Linda Chapman and illustrated by Dylan Coburn. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Fossil Finder Band 06 Orange/Band 12 Copper

Fossil Finder Band 06 Orange/Band 12 Copper

Author: Lou Kuenzler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Follow the amazing true story of Mary Anning, a child from a poor family who sold seashells for a living and stumbled across a world of dinosaurs and fame. This fascinating story was written by Lou Kuenzler and illustrated in a graphic novel style. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A graphic novel * Curriculum links: History * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Votes for Women Band 09 Gold/Band 14 Ruby

Votes for Women Band 09 Gold/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Jane M. Bingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

In the UK today everyone over the age of 18 is allowed to vote, but this wasn't always the case. Find out all about the fight women gave to be allowed to vote for their country's leader, and the reactions they received, in this non-fiction book by Jane Bingham. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A non-fiction report * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Free Running Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

Free Running Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Andrew Fusek Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

What is free running? Where did it begin and how do you do it? Find out all about this fast-paced sport in an information book packed with exciting photographs and written by Andrew Fusek Peters. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: P.E.

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