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Reading Champion: Willow in Africa

Reading Champion: Willow in Africa

by Jenny Jinks Illustrated by Mia Powell
Willow is not happy when her mum decides to relocate from the UK and set up a wildlife sanctuary in Africa.
Her life could not be more different, and she misses her friends and old life. Then, one day, a baby giraffe named Shadow arrives at the sanctuary and Willow begins to see the amazing possibilities her new life holds. A great story exploring change and adjustment.

This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Reading Champion: Who Will be King?

Reading Champion: Who Will be King?

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Where is Bella?

Reading Champion: Where is Bella?

by Jackie Walter Illustrated by Liam Darcy
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Come along on the hunt – can you guess where Bella the dog might be?

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.

In this story, Bella the puppy is hiding. Where could she be?
Reading Champion: Where Are We Going?

Reading Champion: Where Are We Going?

by Elizabeth Dale Illustrated by Amanda Gulliver
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.

In this story, the family is on a train ride and the children are disappointed not to be able to get off and do all the things they can see from the window. But when they arrive at the seaside, they will be able to do everything!
Reading Champion: What a Mess!

Reading Champion: What a Mess!

by Damian Harvey Illustrated by Charlie Alder
Jazz wants to help her mum and dad with the painting. They are happy for her to help, as long as she doesn’t make a mess!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Wedding in Delhi

Reading Champion: Wedding in Delhi

by Katie Dale Illustrated by Amit Tayal
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Jasmine is a worrier. When she hears she’s finally going to Delhi to see her cousins and attend a family wedding, all she can think about is her fear of flying! When the travel day finally comes, Jasmine decides to be brave and gets herself ready for a wonderful adventure. Join Jasmine as she learns and grows while having fun at a wedding in Delhi!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.


The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows:
Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+
Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Reading Champion: We Like to Play

Reading Champion: We Like to Play

by Barrie Wade Illustrated by Melanie Sharp
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.

In this story, everyone likes to play – even Teddy!
Reading Champion: We Don't Eat This!

Reading Champion: We Don't Eat This!

by Sue Graves Illustrated by Alan Brown
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Ben and Jack really want to help on the farm, but the animals just do not like the food they’re handing out!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Vixen

Reading Champion: Vixen

by Penny Dolan Illustrated by Katie Rewse
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Vixen’s den is in the garden of an old house. And she has a very special reason to hide away there this summer …

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Up Went the Balloon

Reading Champion: Up Went the Balloon

Illustrated by Maxine Lee by Jenny Jinks
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Dev’s balloon is off on a grand adventure! Where will the balloon end up? With a bird? Up in the clouds? Read to find out!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Top Pet

Reading Champion: Top Pet

When their teacher announces Pet Week at school, the children are excited to show off their pets to their classmates! Who will be voted ‘Top Pet’ by the end of the week? Will it be the cute puppy, the amazing pony … or something even more exciting?

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic

Reading Champion: Tom's Titanic

Illustrated by Davide Ortu by Jenny Jinks
Tom can’t believe his luck when his Uncle Max gets him a ticket for the Titanic. Tom’s uncle is an engineer on board the ship and Tom discovers all about how the ship works. Then, in one fateful moment, everything changes and the unthinkable happens …

This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows:
Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+
Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
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