Radar Top Job Free Downloadables

Radar Top Jobs Resources

Free Downloadables

Top Jobs is a series of nine books in the Radar range - books that deliver streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Each title contains a range of literacy text types that feature in the form of magazine-style content:
• Expert interviews
• Debates on controversial topics
• Real Life stories (biographies)
• Blogs
• information articles
• posters, photoguides and many other visual aids.

These offer children gripping and engaging writing styles that can be used as part of inspirational stimulus activity in English, and other cross-curricular study.

The titles in this series are:
Being a DJ:  Learn from the experts what it’s like to drop beats for a living.

Being a Formula One Racer:  Chart the high-speed history of Formula One Racing.

Being a Make Up Artist:  Let the professionals show you how to get that red-carpet look.

Being a Model:  It takes more than just great looks to be a model!

Being a Pro Footballer:  Top footballers rely on a behind-the-scenes team to keep them fit.

Being a Pro Snowboarder:  Experience the adrenalin rush of a blue powder day.

Being a Stunt Performer:  Swordfights and sky-high jumps are just part of the daily routine.

Celebrity Fashion Stylist:  Discover how celebrity fashion shapes the fashion world.

Celebrity Photographer:  Are the paparazzi just doing their job or are they invading people’s privacy?

Downloadable resources that support each title comprise:

1.    Teaching notes about using the text types that appear in the books for extended studies, PLUS ideas for differentiation and Gifted students.
2.    Photocopiable worksheets for free distribution to reinforce learning and writing skills.

Although these resources have been created to link with the books, they can be used separately.

 

Being a DJ resources
Being a Formula One Racer resources

 

 

Being a Make Up Artist resources
Being a Model resources

 

 

Being a Pro Footballer resources
Being a Pro Snowboarder resources

 

 

Being a Stunt Performer resources
Celebrity Fashion Stylist resources

 

 

Celebrity Photographer resources

 

Orion Children's Books

Wolf by Wolf: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice

Ryan Graudin
Authors:
Ryan Graudin

What would the world look like if the Nazis had won the war? Wolf by Wolf is a gripping thriller about one girl's extraordinary mission to kill Hitler. "Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogyThe year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool - Adele's brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? The future on the world is depending on her . . .A fast-paced, clever story that will leave you breathless.

Orchard Books

Thirteen Days of Midnight

Leo Hunt
Authors:
Leo Hunt
Orion Children's Books

Far From You

Tess Sharpe
Authors:
Tess Sharpe
Orion Children's Books

The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
Orion Children's Books

Hate

Alan Gibbons
Authors:
Alan Gibbons

Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, which saw Sophie and her partner Rob viciously attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire because of the way they dressed, this is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.

Orchard Books

The Hit

Allen Zadoff
Authors:
Allen Zadoff

Orion Children's Books

If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch
Authors:
Emily Murdoch

What happens in the woods, stays in the woods. . .Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn't, will she ever be free?For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in a camper van in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa. Her mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey's only priority - until strangers arrive and everything changes . . .Jenny Downham, author of BEFORE I DIE, says that IF YOU FIND ME is "a beautiful book about survival, identity, family, love and so much more."

Hodder Children's Books

Cold Spell

Jackson Pearce
Authors:
Jackson Pearce
Hodder Children's Books

Sky on Fire

Emmy Laybourne
Authors:
Emmy Laybourne

Trapped inside a superstore, fourteen kids have worked together to create a refuge while a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and a terrifying chemical weapons spill, mean they cannot leave. Then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, but also bringing a glimmer of hope. Knowing that the polluted air outside will turn them into bloodthirsty rage monsters, some of the kids decide to stay in the safety of the store. But their sanctuary has already been disturbed once ... The others, determined to find their parents, head out into the darkness and devastation in their recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected . . . 'Riveting' New York Times'A post apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post

Hodder Children's Books

Black Friday

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The fifteenth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! Ryan is about to board a plane, knowing that the next twenty-four hours will change everything. His mission is to stop the biggest terrorist attack America's ever seen.Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even a trained terrorist won't suspect that a teenager is spying on them.For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Orchard Books

Boy Nobody

Allen Zadoff
Authors:
Allen Zadoff

The explosive new thriller for fans of Jason Bourne, Robert Muchamore and Michael Grant, now republished under new title The Hit.Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When Boy Nobody was just eleven, he discovered his own parents had died of not-so-natural causes. He soon found himself under the control of The Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counter-espionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things (like a real home, his parents back), a boy who wants out. And he just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's next mission.

Orion Children's Books

The Silver Blade

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
Hodder Children's Books

Spray

Harry Edge
Authors:
Harry Edge

Five teenagers enrol in a play assassination game in a fictional city: Shell, a student, with a perky exterior hiding a vulnerable need to prove herself, falls for Mac when required to assassinate him; Mac a student drop out, resentful of his parents' divorce a year before the story starts, what he doesn't know is that his sister Han has joined the game to find him; Green, a computer geek, is overweight and has issues with self-esteem, like Shell he sees the game as a chance to prove himself as well as interact with people his own age; Zed is feisty and attractive and a metal head goth by night, by day a student nurse - Zed is a chameleon and pretty ruthless, the most competitive of all perhaps, but does she know who she really is? The buzz in this 'street war' is that you feel like a player in a real action movie with all of the adrenalin and the strategy and the pace, without the danger The game is organised online by the elusive 'gamekeeper' and all players meet him once, to collect the details of their first target on a laminated card ... Meanwhile their name is also down as a target, for whom, they don't know...all they know is that they have to be on their guard, always looking over their shoulder, ready to dodge their 'assailant'. These five teens have their own stories to tell, their own relationships unresolved, for some the game and the end result is more important than others. But what becomes clear, as the plot and the game unravels, is that the danger is more real than they thought, and that the Gamekeeper has a shady agenda of his own.

Hodder Children's Books

Incarceron

Catherine Fisher
Authors:
Catherine Fisher

Incarceron - a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology - a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber - chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison - a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device - a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ... "I loved the book. It's a crazy, cool, dark world ... it's a great story." -- Taylor Lautner, star of the Twilight movies

Hodder Children's Books

How To Be A Pirate

Cressida Cowell
Authors:
Cressida Cowell
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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Julian Sedgwick

Julian Sedgwick is a some time screen writer and therapist, and a highly accomplished, largely self-taught artist; you could call him a Renaissance Man, if he wasn’t so down-to-earth. He is also award-winning children’s novelist Marcus Sedgwick’s slightly older brother. Here he talks to Graham Marks about sibling rivalry, his obsessions (China, Japan and the Flying Wallendas), and his debut novel…

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

A tense and exciting story with a strong cast... blunt and hard-edged narration and twists will keep readers riveted

Publishers Weekly starred review

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