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  • Making Friends

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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  • The Missing Necklace

    By Katie Dale
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    A crime has been committed in Ancient Egypt - who has stolen the Queen's precious necklace? 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.
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  • Minibeasts

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Minibeasts focuses on the different types of minibeasts we encounter, such as insects, spiders and molluscs like slugs and snails. It links them to the habitats they live in and examines their behaviours and the roles they play in pollinating, composting and eating other bugs!Books that are brimming with science and encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.
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  • Max and the Gladiator

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Max is on a school trip to Chester to visit some Roman ruins. As he takes a little nap after lunch he is suddenly transported back in time ... and before him stands a fully armed Roman Gladiator! 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)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.
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    My Dad's in Prison

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    A sensitive and moving account of having a parent in prison, written from a child's point of viewDad's gone away for a while, but I don't understand why. I miss him. Every year in the UK, over 200,000 children suffer the trauma of parental imprisonment. Children with a parent in prison feel isolated, ashamed - unable to talk about their situation because they are scared of being bullied and judged. They often feel that they are to blame and having a parent in prison marks them as an outcast. Children with parents in prison are: - twice as likely to experience conduct and mental health problems, and less likely to do well at school- three times more likely to be involved in offending- sixty-five per cent of boys with a convicted father will go on to offend This sensitively written picture book explores the experience of having a parent in prison from a child's point of view. Perfect for sharing with children, it promotes understanding and provides reassurance. It has been written with the advice and support of Storybook Dads, a charity that seeks to help children and parents maintain their relationship during imprisonment by providing CD recordings of fathers reading bedtime stories to their children.
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  • Mary and the Great Fire of London

    By Sue Graves, Alex Paterson
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Paterson
    One dry, hot night in 1666, Mary was on her way home from the bakery where she worked in Pudding Lane, London. Later that night, a terrible fire broke out in that same bakery... one that would change London forever!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.
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  • Magic Marcus

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Marcus comes across a magic wand at a jumble sale, but he doesn't believe it has any magic in it. Soon after he starts making wishes and they each to come true, until he breaks his mum's favourite vase. Perhaps Marcus has discovered that real magic doesn't lie in the wand, after all.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.
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  • MORE!

    By Enid Richemont, Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Shahab Shamshirsaz
    When Sanjay is given a magic bowl that produces food by a kind goddess, he and his family need never be hungry again. Then the greedy Maharajah takes the bowl from him. But the Maharajah cannot control the magic and the food keeps coming... This traditional tale clearly echoes with 'The Magic Porridge Pot'.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.
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  • My New Sibling

    By Tom Easton, Charlie Alder
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Charlie Alder
    This first experiences series uncovers the worries and fears associated with big life changes that young children might experience and provides reassurance by explaining how they might feel and shows ways that children can learn to cope with these feelings. The sensitively written story provides guidance not only for children, but also for adults who want to help their child through these unsettling times in their lives. Children can read the books on their own or can discuss the books with an adult. Notes for teachers and parents at the back of the books provide related advice and information to help them guide and support children.
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  • My New Friend

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    This first experiences series uncovers the worries and fears associated with big life changes that young children might experience and provides reassurance by explaining how they might feel and shows ways that children can learn to cope with these feelings. The sensitively written story provides guidance not only for children, but also for adults who want to help their child through these unsettling times in their lives. Children can read the books on their own or can discuss the books with an adult. Notes for teachers and parents at the back of the books provide related advice and information to help them guide and support children.
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  • The Museum

    By Jackie Walter, Jem Maybank
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Jem Maybank
    Isla's mum has planned a surprise day at the museum but Isla wishes she could see her friend instead. But there's lots to do at the museum and the day flies by after all.This story features a young carer who helps to look after her disabled mum. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.
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  • My New House

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Rabia is sad and scared about moving house. She's worried about what it will be like and how she will cope. But her mum helps her by arranging a visit there before they move and by packing a bag of special things that she can keep with her rather than pack into boxes.The story shows what happens during a move, about the first night there and the excitement that comes when exploring a new home.This first experiences series uncovers the worries and fears associated with big life changes that young children might experience and provides reassurance by explaining how they might feel and shows ways that children can learn to cope with these feelings. The sensitively written story provides guidance not only for children, but also for adults who want to help their child through these unsettling times in their lives. Children can read the books on their own or can discuss the books with an adult. Notes for teachers and parents at the back of the books provide related advice and information to help them guide and support children.
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  • My New School

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Tyrone is having to move schools because his dad has a new job. He is sad and scared about his first day there. Will he make new friends? Will he find his way around? Will he like the teachers?This story shows what happens on a first day at school and shows ways that children can help themselves to ease the transition.This first experiences series uncovers the worries and fears associated with big life changes that young children might experience and provides reassurance by explaining how they might feel and shows ways that children can learn to cope with these feelings. The sensitively written story provides guidance not only for children, but also for adults who want to help their child through these unsettling times in their lives.
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  • Mum Sees Rat

    By Jackie Walter, Kate Sheppard
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Kate Sheppard
    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, the pet rat has escaped and Mum keeps finding it everywhere!
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    My First Easter Book

    By Jane Winstanley
    Authors:
    Jane Winstanley
    Find out all about Easter and enjoy making cards, presents, tasty treats and lots of other fun activities with this first Easter book. From making pancakes and decorating Easter eggs through to creating your own flower garden and chocolate nests, you'll be all ready for an amazing Easter. The book includes an illustrated re-relling of the Easter story. Perfect for an activity hungry 5-6 year old!Why not take a look at My First Christmas Book too?
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  • Marie Curie

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Marie Curie tells the life story of this key scientific figure - covering her origins as the daughter of a Polish teacher through to her work on radioactivity, winning the Nobel Prize, her professorship at the Sorbonne and her amazing legacy to science today.Super Scientists is a series of first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, retelling their life stories and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Breakthrough panels highlight key discoveries or invite children to try out simple related experiments. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • The Magic Pyjamas

    By Karen Wallace, Manola Caprini
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Manola Caprini
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  • My Sister

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Who is in your family? Do you have a sister? All around the world people have sisters. How are they like your sister? How are they different? In this book, find out about sisters and their families all around the world.'My Sister' is part of the 'Family World' series. It looks at key family members and the variety of roles that they play in children's lives all around the world. Each book has easy-to-follow sentences with simple questions to open up discussion. They are packed with engaging photos of families all over the world for the reader to explore. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • My Dad

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Who is in your family? Do you have a dad? All around the world people have dads. How are they like your dad? How are they different? In this book, find out about dads and their families all around the world.This book is part of the 'Family World' series. It looks at key family members and the variety of roles that they play in children's lives all around the world. Each book has easy-to-follow sentences with simple questions to open up discussion. They are packed with engaging photos of families all over the world for the reader to explore. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • My Brother

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Who is in your family? Do you have a brother? All around the world people have brothers. How are they like your brother? How are they different? In this book, find out about brothers and their families all around the world.'My Brother' is part of the 'Family World' series. It looks at key family members and the variety of roles that they play in children's lives all around the world. Each book has easy-to-follow sentences with simple questions to open up discussion. They are packed with engaging photos of families all over the world for the reader to explore. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
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