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Abdul's Lazy Sons

Independent Reading Gold 9

By Katie Dale
Illustrated by Shahab Shamshirsaz

  • Hardback
  • £8.99

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)

Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...

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.

Biographical Notes

Katie Dale (Author)
Katie Dale had her first poem 'The Fate of The School Hamster' published in The Cadbury's Book of Children's Poetry, aged 8 and hasn't stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia - only to discover whilst in a Vietnam internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445162393
  • Publication date: 12 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 24
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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The Missing Necklace

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Funny Footprints

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Dog at School

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In this fun story, a dog runs into school and causes all sorts of trouble. Then he runs to the head teacher's office. Everyone thinks the head teacher will be very cross, but will he? 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: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.

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Sid's Stick

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A Pet to Play With

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Big Pancake to the Rescue

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The baker gets a huge shock when the giant pancake he is making leaps off the frying pan and rolls off into town! The butcher and the candlestick maker give chase, but soon a giant sniffs out the tasty pancake and chases them all! The only escape is on the river, but how can they stay afloat? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.

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Thumbelina Thinks Big

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Thumbelina dreams of being a model on the catwalk. She has big dreams of stardom...but not very much luck at being noticed! When a local fashion show comes to town, is this her big chance? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.

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Three Magic Mice

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You know the tales of three blind mice,three bears, three pigs - they're all quite nice.But did you ever stop to wonderwhy three is such a magic number...?

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Prince Charming`s Princess Quest

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You'd think love easy for Prince CharmingAfter all, he's just so...charming!But think again, don't be unkind,The right princess is hard to find...

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The Unfair-y Godmother

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The Not-So-Evil Stepmother

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The Wickedest Witch

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The Wicked Witch is scary, right?She'll wave her wand, give you a fright?Don't be so speedy to agree -she's pretty cool...just wait and see!

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The Big Bad Werewolf

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Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh has worked extensively in both television and theatre with parts in TV projects such as 'Dr. Who' and Philip Pullman`s `The Shadow of the North`. She also had a role in 'His Dark Materials' at the National Theatre. Adjoa has read many audiobooks including numerous titles by Alexander McCall Smith's.

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many 20th century history titles for young people.

Alice Harman

Alice Harman is an experienced author of books for children, who specialises in geography and science.

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specialises in the natural world, religion and mythology but is always looking for new challenges. Among her many titles are the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic Children's Books which won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Best Book with Facts in 2009 and the Tivy Education Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for an outstanding contribution to geographical education. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.