The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London
By Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling
This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.
By Gabrielle Woolfitt
This photographic series will look at the colour blue around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats. Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
Bubbles, Tub, Have a Scrub!
By Debbie Foy
Explore simple bath time routines in a positive, rewarding and engaging way that young children will love!With fun rhymes and bright, friendly pictures, the All By Myself series helps to nurture your child's sense of pride and growing independence. It features fun, subject-specific learning elements based around counting, colours, shapes, and basic time concepts.
By Andrew Fusek Peters
A short thriller that's high on suspense! This is a perfect page turner if you want to finish a story in one sitting, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Cool, edgy computer hackers, Kiran and Roz are teens who set out to fight crime and injustice with the help of a shape-shifting data beast they've created.In Bats!, Kiran and Roz take on a firm of developers who are planning to build a shopping mall next to their school, tearing down a local habitat for endangered bats in the process. Can the data beast reveal the dodgy dealings going on behind the scenes and stop the environmental vandalism before it's too late?Reading level for this book:-ATOS: 3.3Lexile ® Measure: 460LBook Band: White
Bullies and the Beast
By Andrew Fusek Peters
A short thriller that's high on suspense! This is a perfect page turner if you want to finish a story in one sitting, especially for reluctant and struggling readers. Cool, edgy computer hackers, Kiran and Roz are teens who set out to fight crime and injustice with the help of a shape-shifting data beast they've created.In Bully and the Beast, Kiran and Roz first encounter the data beast as it emerges from their computer. Initially terrified of it, they become friends with the beast and see it become more than a match for the bullies that are terrorising their school.Reading level for this book:-ATOS: 2.7Lexile ® Measure: 360LBook Band: White
Beauty and the Beast
By Christopher E Long
This traditional fairy tale tells the story of Belle. She is sent to see the Beast in his castle after her father steals a rose from his garden. Although they become friends she cannot marry him as he is too ugly. When he lays dying of heartbreak she declares her love for him and he turns back into a handsome prince.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
By Rob M Worley
The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.
By Bob Fowke
'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
Book and Magazine Publishing
By Sarah Medina
This series takes a look behind the scenes at a variety of creative and media industries. The books give an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people working in each industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and frequently asked questions are addressed in an 'Any Questions?' feature. Each book features a comprehensive glossary and page of further information.
Beauty & the Pea
By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
The beast of Pea Castle was sad and lonely. He needed a kiss from a princess to turn him back into a handsome prince. One day, Beauty arrived at the castle. The beast put a pea under her matress and she could not sleep a wink. Was Beauty the princess that could break the spell? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.
The Big White Box
By Tom Easton
Sea Force Four are called on another mission. There's a big white box on the seabed and a baby turtle is trapped in it! What could the box be? Sea Force Four to the rescue...
Bang the Drum
By Kate Ruttle
Bang the Drum looks at different instruments and the sounds they make, to support the teaching of reading using phonics.
Beware The Wicked Web
By Anthony Masters, Alan Marks
These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known authors and illustrated by much-loved illustrators, this series will appeal to boys and girls.
Birdy and the Ghosties
By Jill Paton Walsh, Alan Marks
Sometimes, Birdy watches her father row people across the dangerous sea, but when the wrinkled old woman asks to be ferried across, Birdy jumps in too. The woman tells Birdy that she has second sight, but Birdy isn't sure she wants this special gift. However, soon she finds that looking twice at things can bring the most unexpected results . . .With an engaging story told in short chapters, and illustrations in black and white and colour on every double-page spread, this short novel is ideal for newly confident readers.
Bangers and Cash
By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!
Bella's Birthday Bounce
By Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
Bad Dog, Digby!
By Claire Llewellyn, Jacqueline East
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. This is a series of 4 books at band 3 of the Start Reading programme. Pip's Pets is about Pip and his pets- Coco the cat, Digby the Dog, Sid and the snake and the perfect pet.