Flash and the Butterfly
By Jill Atkins
Flash is a young foal who likes to explore. His mother warns him not to go too far away, but when he spots a beautiful butterfly, he has to follow it, no matter where he ends up! 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. Perfect for 5-7 year olds or those reading book band 8.
By Izzi Howell
Find out about work of Firefighters all around the world, from the typical day, the equipment they use and why their work is important. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 10, white.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
By Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
In this story, it is Ben's birthday and it is snowing! He goes for a walk with Dad and sees some very funny footprints in the snow. Where could they lead?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.
Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep
By Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
By Rachel Blount
What's it like to be a firefighter? Perhaps one day you might like to become a firefighter too? In this book you will meet our firewoman, Leanne - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out what it is like to ride in a fire engine, all about the kit she uses and what happens when they attend fires and accidents.Here to Help is a brilliant introductory series books for very young readers (aged 5 and up) that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Additional question boxes encourage the reader relate the information they are reading to their own experiences. Each book concludes with some advice on the type of person suitable for each job and the education and training you will need to qualify. Specially commissioned photographs of real professionals ensure the books are accurate and a true representation of what it is like to work in a range of public-facing jobs.
By Stewart Ross
Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous women in history, whose contribution to helping the injured soldiers during the Crimean War is a wonderful example of how just one person can make a difference to the course of history. Following Florence's journey to the hospital at Scutari and the work that she did there, the book also looks at how the improvements Florence made inform how hospitals treat hygiene and infections in hospitals today.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
By David West
Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of farm machines. From tractors and trailers to huge specialist machines for harvesting, planting and spreading, and everything in between. Find out how much these specialist machines weigh, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts.Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical.
By James Nixon
Are you mad about football and want to start playing yourself? First Sport: Football explores how to play the world's most popular team sport, from the most basic moves to tackling, dribbling and taking corners and free kicks.First Sport is a simple, fun series that gives young readers a first look at popular sports and pastimes. Equipment, basic rules and keeping safe are all looked at, as well as learning more advanced skills and taking part in competitions. Pictures show the sport step-by-step with friendly simple text. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
By Sarah Ridley
Everyone has memories of their early family life. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From wartime families to holidays and family celebrations, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same.The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.
By David West
Nora knows loads about all sorts of farm animals. From horses to ducks and everything in between. Find out about why different mammals and birds live on farms, what baby farm animals are called and more through the simple text and other bite-sized facts.Nora the Naturalist's Animals (and Safari Sam's Wild Animals) are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of popular animals.
By Deborah Chancellor
Fire engines whizz along with hoses and ladders at the ready as they race to the rescue...Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
The First Moon Landing
By Gillian Clements
1969 was a pivotal year in space exploration. US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.There are some moments in history that are so dramatic or important that people remember them forever. In words and pictures, Gillian Clements tells the stories of these Great Events through simple narrative text and lively, informative line illustrations. These books are perfect for the emerging independent reader at upper Key Stage 1.
By Annabelle Lynch
Read all about the world's favourite game - football - in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
Felix, Puss in Boots
By Maeve Friel, Beccy Blake
Felix is not a happy cat. He wants to be more like the cat on the TV! But is Felix really cut out for such adventure?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
The Frog Prince and the Kitten
By Clare De Marco
Lily the kitten is a menace. She loves chasing the animals in the palace gardens. But when she meets a frog who returns her golden ball, the tables might be turned!The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
By Annabelle Lynch
In My Country: France, Camille tells you all about living in France.In these easy-to-read books, a child introduces his or her country including the weather, climate, landscape, home, pastimes, school and the people who live there.
By Annabelle Lynch
Find out lots of fun facts about Minibeasts, from what they eat to how they move, in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
By Rebekah Shirley
Dressing Up encourages young children to be imaginative, creative and boosts confidence.
By Sarah Ridley
An engaging first-look at some of the most important and influential people in history. Florence was famous for being the "Lady with the Lamp" and her incredible achievements in the Crimea. An inspirational and brilliant woman who has changed the face of nursing.
By Sally Hewitt
Ways into History: Florence Nightingale tells the story of the famous nurse and her battle to make nursing a respected profession. It also looks at why we remember Florence Nightingale today. It includes a timeline of her main nursing achievements at the back of the book.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm. The series encourages Key Stage 1 readers aged 5+ to begin to think like a historian and look for clues in descriptions and pictures that will help them answer questions about the past. The books include 'Talk About' sections that encourage readers to describe events or what people might have thought or felt at the time. Teaching and literacy notes help teachers and parents get the most out of the curriculum links in these books in a classroom or at home.