Mick Gowar - Hachette Children's Group
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How Bear Lost His Tail

Mick Gowar, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andy Catling

A fun retelling of this Native American legend. Bear is tricked by Otter into fishing with his beautiful, long tail - and it ends up getting frozen and snapping off!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.

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Coyote the Fire Thief

Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez

In this retelling of a native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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.

Franklin Watts

Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
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Leapfrog World Tales: Issun Boshi

Mick Gowar, Cosei Kawa
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Cosei Kawa
Wayland

Stan's Song

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Francois Hall

It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.

Wayland

Rodeo Rider

Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Francois Hall

Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!

Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Little Miss Muffet / Little Miss Mumpet

Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Jan Smith
Franklin Watts

Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy

Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep

Mick Gowar, A O'kif
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, A O'kif
Franklin Watts

Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard / Old Father Hubbard

Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Kate Edmunds

Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

Hopscotch Myths: Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
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Leapfrog: Handyman Doug

Mick Gowar, Peter Cottrill
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Peter Cottrill

When Doug crashes into Mr Brown's car, he does his best to sort things out. But he just keeps getting it wrong!

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Tadpoles: Dad's Van

Mick Gowar, Rory Walker
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Rory Walker
Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:A Runaway Donkey

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:The Guard Dog Geese

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning.

Franklin Watts

The Rowdy Romans:The Great Necklace Hunt

Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry
Franklin Watts

Remember the 5th November

Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips

It's nearly the 5th of November and Guy Fawkes is stocking on barrels of gunpowder - what is he up to, and can anyone stop him?Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.