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  • Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Robin Hood is a wanted outlaw and it is up to the Sheriff of Nottingham to catch him. The Sheriff cunningly plans an archery competition knowing Robin Hood will not be able to resist entering ... but Robin Hood is also a master of disguises - so who will have the last laugh? 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).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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  • Run, Melina, Run

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Melina lives in Ancient Greece. She is a great runner and can even outrun her male friends. Maybe, just maybe, she can find a way to compete in the famous games in Athens...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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  • Rainbow Street

    By Lynne Rickards
    Authors:
    Lynne Rickards
    Samir lives in Jordan with his family. His family bakery is in Rainbow street and it is here that Samir spends most of his time after school. But his true love is for birds. He is fascinated by them, their different shapes and sizes, colours and movements and one day, he gets to see the bird of his dreams ...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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  • Rainforests

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.
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  • Robot Gets It Wrong

    By Elizabeth Dale, Maxine Lee
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Maxine Lee
    In this fun family story, Robbie the Robot is getting things very wrong. The Browns end up being soaked and having ice cream EVERYWHERE! Can Robbie be fixed?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.
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    Race Further with Reading: The Calamitous Cook

    By Rachel Delahaye, Janet Cheeseman
    Authors:
    Rachel Delahaye
    Illustrated by:
    Janet Cheeseman
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story it is the grand opening of a new restaurant, but have they got the right chef? As food flies something seems to be going terribly wrong in the kitchen!Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achievement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
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  • Rattlesnake's Relay Race

    By Laura North, Leo Antolini
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Leo Antolini
    Rattlesnake is so determined to win the race, he wants to gobble up the other runners! Porcupine, Octopus and Parrot will have to be quick to avoid being eaten...The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. Puzzles at the back of the book encourage story retelling and matching words to characters to build vocabulary.They are great for children age 5 or reading book band 5/green.
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  • Romulus and Remus

    By Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Breakspeare
    A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Roman myth. Twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, never stop fighting. They are brought up in the wild, but even their return to the kingdom of Alba Longa does not stop the arguments. Their grandfather tells them to build a new city - but where to build it causes their last and deadliest argument yet.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words with short chapters.
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  • Rumpelstiltskin

    By Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now she is Queen and the little man is back to claim his prize - her first child!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Rapunzel

    By Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Impey
    "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch?Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Rapunzel and the Prince of Pop

    By Karyn Gorman, Laura Anderson
    Authors:
    Karyn Gorman
    Illustrated by:
    Laura Anderson
    In this new tale the Prince of Pop is driving through the forest when he hears a stunning voice singing...none other than Rapunzel! The ony problem is she is locked in a tower by a witch - can he free her and make Rapunzel into his next big pop star? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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  • Rumpelstiltskin Returns

    By Maggie Pearson
    Authors:
    Maggie Pearson
    A famous fairy tale character makes a surprise appearance to a young school girl. Although Rumpelstiltkin is a reformed character he still ends up causing lots of trouble...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Rory's Robot

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Rory decides to make a robot, but he also makes a lot of mess. Mum is not happy when she finds out!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read.A word list at the start of the book allows you to check the child's ability to decode and understand each word before reading, providing a fully supported first reading experience. And a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Rumpled Stilton-Skin

    By Daniel Postgate
    Authors:
    Daniel Postgate
    In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale a funny little man named Rumpled Stilton Skin appears when the poor cheese-maker's daughter needs his help. He makes her beautiful for a ball, but what will he ask for in return? The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!
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  • Rocket Ship / The Planet

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    The aliens would love to explore, but first they need to build a rocket. Then they can set off to explore a new planet!Talk a Story is a series of wordless books designed to build visual and language skills by encouraging children to describe the stories in their own words.
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  • Runaway Horses

    By Jack D Clifford, Russ Daff
    Authors:
    Jack D Clifford
    Illustrated by:
    Russ Daff
    Imagine if your computer game console was magic... and imagine if it transported you into the game you were playing!This series features exciting stories for computer game fans who are developing their reading confidence.
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  • The Roman Treasure

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    This series featuring the popular characters from Espresso Education includes fun stories in under 200 words for children building their reading confidence.
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  • Rhymes to Read: The Queen's Day Off

    By Sheila May Bird, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Sheila May Bird
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Queen looks in her diary - and discovers she has nothing at all to do. She decides to take a day off from her busy duties and have lots of fun instead!
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  • Rumpelstiltskin

    By Anne Walter, Peter Cottrill
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Cottrill
    The King is excited when he finds a poor miller's daughter can seem to spin his straw into gold, but only with the help of a strange little man. When the daughter becomes Queen, the little man wants his reward too...Hopscotch Fairy Tales retell classic fairy tales in accessible language of no more than 400 words, with bright colourful supporting illustrations by our top authors and illustrators.
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  • Real Life Heroes: Stories About Surviving Cancer

    By Jane Bingham
    Authors:
    Jane Bingham
    This book relates true life stories about cancer. From being diagnosed to fighting cancer, determination, living with cancer, life after cancer, cancer in the family and losing a family member to cancer.
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