Ahoy There! Pirates Can Listen
By Tom Easton
This funny story about pirates will also show how important it is to listen. The pirate crew of the 'Golden Duck' are excited about going into Port Pegleg to spend their gold coins. However, no one listens to Captain Cod's warning about his old enemy, Captain Blackears and his Horrid Pirates, who want to steal the pirate crew's treasure and hold the pirates for ransom. Has not listening to Captain Cod put the pirates in danger? If so, can good listening save them?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
Aye-Aye Captain! Pirates Can Be Polite
By Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Captain Cod is finding that his crew aren't being very polite to him. When he orders Peter to hoist the main sail, he just gets grunted at. When he helps Sam bake biscuits, Sam doesn't even say thank you. And when Davy Jones walks into the captain's cabin without knocking, it's the final straw. After all, he was in his bath!When the ship is attacked by a band of Rotten Pirates, the crew don't know what to do. They rush to the Captain's cabin to ask for advice, but his door is locked and he won't answer. Will the ship be overrun with Rotten Pirates or will they find a way to repel them?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
By Adam Sutherland
Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.
The Ants and the Grasshopper
By Rob M Worley
The fable concerns a grasshopper that has spent the warm months singing while the ant worked to store up food for winter. When that season arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger and begs the ant for food.This fable is about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
By Shannon Eric Denton
Aladdin and the Lamp is the story of an impoverished boy who is tricked by a magician into finding a magic lamp in a cave. When Aladdin rubs the lamp a genie appears and grants him a wish. Aladdin escapes the cave back to his mother where another genie appears. What will happen next?
Archie & the Babysitter
By Anne Rooney
Archie gives the babysitter and his little sister, Lucy, a real run for their money when Mum and Dad go out for the afternoon!
At the Park
By Annemarie Young, Louise Redshaw
The children are at the park where they find all sorts of things.Each story in the Outdoor Fun series follows the adventures of two children and their family as they explore the outdoors.
Are We There Yet?
By Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Rosie's Rides is at Book Band 3 in the Start Reading series. Rosie is going on all sorts of Rides, rollercoaster rides, pony rides, jeep rides and train rides. All have their adventures.