A Seed In Need
By Sam Godwin
Follow a tiny sunflower seed on its amazing life cycle, germinating from a seed, becoming a sunflower and shedding its own seeds. Meet some charming characters on the way including an inquisitive ladybird and snail who encourage young readers to explore this key science subject beyond the simple and accessible text. A great resource for young children learning about life cycles at KS1.
Story Shop: Stories For Literacy
By Nikki Gamble
Myths, legends, folk tales, fables, trickster stories, humourous stories, adventure stories, mystery stories, historical stories, fantasy, science fiction, stories with familiar settings, stories that raise issues ... all kinds of complete stories for Literacy and reading for pleasure. Chosen by an expert in the use of children's literature in the classroom, this is a collection of 70 complete texts from a range of cultures which are perfect for the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy at KS2. It is also an exciting and immensely varied treasury of short stories that will be enjoyed by all readers. Authors range from Aesop and Arthur Ransome to a role call of the very best for today's young, including Anthony Horowitz, Morris Gleitzman, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Philippa Pearce, Jan Mark, Jeremy Strong, Adele Geras, Paul Stewart, Malorie Blackman, Jamila Gavin and Beverley Naidoo.
By Mandy Suhr, Mike Gordon
One of a series covering all the senses and based on the requirements of the Key Stage One science curriculum, 'Smell' begins by examining different types of smell and moves on to look at how we smell things. It also looks at how smell and taste work together, animals and smell and smell as a warning sign. The illustrations and examples refer to a child's likely everyday experiences so making the information accessible to the youngest readers. Notes for parents and teachers include suggestions for learning activities that reinforce the information in the book. The book also includes a list of further reading and resources. Mike Gordon is a highly successful illustrator whose work for Wayland has established a respected information books brand.
Starting School: Do I Have to Go to School?
By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
A beautifully illustrated picture book for children who are starting school for the first time. Going to school is a huge change for young children, this book encourages children to discover the joy of learning new things, meeting new people and having new experiences. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
By Jane Bingham
Sportswear covers a range of clothing items from wet suits and riding hats to American football helmets and ballet shoes. Whether for protection, comfort or ease of movement, clothes play an important part in equipping dancers and athletes to perform their sport.
The Story of a World War II Evacuee
By Andrew Donkin
Evacuated to the countryside to escape the nightly German air raids in London, Harry and his friends decide to play their own Battle Of Britain. But as a German plane, chasing a British Spitfire, steams into the sky little does Harry know how dangerously real his battle is about to become.
Spider In The Bath!
By David Orme, Beccy Blake
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. Freddy's Family is at Book Band 4 in the Start Reading series. Freddy and his family have great fun- they go to the park, they play tricks on each other but sometimes they are very naughty...
By Paul Harrison
Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London. Part of a series of books for 9-11-year-olds. Other titles in the series include: Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Henry VIII, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria.
By Honor Head
This title looks at the gurdwara and what it means to those who follow the Sikh religion. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Sikhs, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
Sex and Puberty
By Sarah Levete
Growing up involves making decisions and taking responsibility over your life. Each book in this series explores an issue that may affect young people's lives. The books are aimed directly at children and provide support to them and also to parents and teachers. Talk About conveys information about issues in a way that children may experience them first or second hand.
By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.
The Stinky Giant
By Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
A thirsty giant arrives at the palace and asks for a drink. The queen won't let him in-he stinks! Princess PJ wants him to stay. Whatever can she do go get him to wash?
By Claire Llewellyn, Lauren Beard
Everyone is having fun at the beach
The Stolen Egg
By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
Goose has lost her egg, but where could it be? Detective Dog looks all about the farmyard but he cannot find it anywhere. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
By Dereen Taylor
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
Sound and Hearing
By Angela Royston
This book looks at the simple idea of sound and hearing with examples from within children's own experience.
By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. How can they rescue the horses? Luckily Plod saves the day! The Storm is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
Snow White and The Enormous Turnip
By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Snow White lives with the seven dwarves, safely in the wood. She likes to spend her time planting seeds and gardening. When a turnip sticks fast in the clay, she and the dwarves need more help to pull it out. So when a kind old lady offers Snow White a piece of tart to give her energy, she accepts. But is the kind old lady all she seems?
By Louise John, Andy Elkerton
Just Like You: Small is about a boy with dwarfism. His family are all tall but one day he is far taller!All the stories in the Just Like You series focus on disability with a positive approach, highlighting how children and adults have overcome their disabilities and are just like you.
Spying and Security
By Charlie Samuels
World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs.