Barrie Wade - Hachette Children's Group

Barrie Wade



Barrie has had a long and successful career in education, first as an English teacher, then as Professor of Education in English at the University of Birmingham, where he is now Emeritus Professor. He is also a published author of over 150 books and a tireless fundraiser and supporter of the charity Mencap and governor of the Mencap College in the UK.

Barrie encourages young writers around the country in his numerous author visits and writing workshops. He has published a huge variety of poems, stories and non-fiction.

Franklin Watts

We Like to Play

Barrie Wade, Melanie Sharp
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, 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!

Franklin Watts

At Night

Barrie Wade
Authors:
Barrie Wade

All sorts of wonderful things take place at night, in this story discover a world after dark from your own bedroom window! 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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.

Franklin Watts

Play With Me

Barrie Wade, Hannah Wood
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Hannah Wood

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 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, everyone is too busy to play... perhaps Dog can come to the rescue!

Franklin Watts

Feet!

Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons

Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.Fast feet, slow feet, cold feet, hot feet - animals have all sorts of feet - and some have none at all!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

Double Decker Donald

Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne

Double Decker Donald just loves to make a SPLASH! Join him and his passengers for a very mucky spin around town.The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.

Franklin Watts

The Emperor's New Clothes

Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
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Rumpelstiltskin

Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson

"Someone's been eating my porridge!" growled Daddy Bear.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three bears as they try to find out just who has been in their house!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans

"Who's that trip-trapping over MY bridge?" roared the troll.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three billy goats as they try to outwit the troll and reach the meadow on the other side of his bridge.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Blackbeard's End

Barrie Wade, Graham Philpot
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Graham Philpot
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Icarus, the Boy Who Flew

Barrie Wade, David Lopez
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, David Lopez

Icarus and his father, Daedalus, are locked in a prison tower. They must try to escape using wings that Daedalus has made ... can they really fly?

Franklin Watts

My Birthday Party

Barrie Wade
Authors:
Barrie Wade

A non-fiction recount with original photography. It's Maddie's birthday and she's having a party!

Franklin Watts

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans