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  • Pip the Different Penguin

    By A.H. Benjamin, Bruno Robert
    Authors:
    A.H. Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Bruno Robert
    In a heartwarming story celebrating our differences, meet Pip the penguin - whose wings are far too big. The other penguins make him leave the colony because of them. But when a seal threatens the other penguins, it's Pip's wings that save the day.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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  • Parrots of the Caribbean

    By Adam Bushnell
    Authors:
    Adam Bushnell
    When there's trouble deep at sea and a sea monster is terrorising the oceans, only one team can save the day - the Parrots of the Caribbean!This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 7-8. 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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  • The Prince and the Pea

    By Katie Dale
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Prince Rupert longs to play with the other village children, but his mother, the Queen, wants to find a real princess to be his playmate. She has a clever plan to find a real princess for her son...but Rupert has a plan all of his own.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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  • The Pied Piper Returns

    By Jenny Jinks
    Authors:
    Jenny Jinks
    When the Pied Piper returns to Hamlelin, the children are delighted. Their parents have gone safety-mad and banned all sweets, cakes and ice cream too! When the Piper offers to help for some of the sweets, Ash, Freddie and Mala agree. But once the parents disappear the children refuse to pay the Piper, and the children soon find life without parents is not so easy...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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  • The Peach Boy

    By Enid Richemont, Andy Catling
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Catling
    In this retelling of a famous Japanese legend, we meet Momotaro, a boy whose mother found him inside a peach. When ogres attack his village, Momotaro bravely sets out to drive them away - with the help of his friends and some of his mother's strength-giving cakes...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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  • People's Planet

    By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
    Authors:
    Anna Nilsen
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Smith
    Are you ready to journey around the planet to find Dad, a journalist who has been kidnapped? Help Zak and Leah solve the puzzles and save him!Battle your way through ten scenes and solve the puzzles, from brain-busting maths conundrums to spot-the-difference. Prepare to take a tour through a Machu Picchu maze, go hunting with the Inuits, discover the tallest skyscrapers in the world, dig into a gold mine and explore the Great Wall of China. You'll discover lots about the way people live, work and play around the world. There are search and find challenges on every page.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
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  • Poverty and Hunger

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    A beautiful picture book that explores what poverty and hunger are and how they affect children all over the worldSensitively illustrated by award-winning artist Hanane KaiThe Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.Words and pictures combine to excellent effect ... an excellent way to develop empathy and understanding - Parents In Touch
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  • Poor Bear

    By Lynne Benton, Alex Naidoo
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Naidoo
    In this story, it is Amy's turn to take home Bear, the class mascot. She really wants him to have a good time and they have lots of adventures. But it might be a little too exciting for Bear... and Dad!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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Poppy's Project

    By Jackie Walter, John & Gus Art
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    John & Gus Art
    In this story, Poppy has a project to do for school. She has some great ideas, but everything keeps going wrong. Luckily, Mum and Dad can help as well.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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • A Pet to Play With

    By Katie Dale
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Raj can't wait to get a new pet, but there are so many to choose from! Which one will he pick? 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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Play With Me

    By Barrie Wade, Hannah Wood
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Hannah Wood
    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, everyone is too busy to play... perhaps Dog can come to the rescue!
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  • Pirate Hank's Plank

    By Penny Dolan, Nacho Gomez
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Nacho Gomez
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  • Poems About Festivals

    By Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Kristina Swarner
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Poems include: Let's Celebrate by Sue Hardy-Dawson; The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson; Pancake Day by Debra Bertulis; Holi, Festival of Colour; Mother's Day by Eric Finney; Children's Day by Penny Kent; Eid-ul-Fitr by Penny Kent; It's Diwali Tonight by John Foster; Harvest Thanks by Jan Dean; A Hallowe'en Pumpkin by Dorothy Aldis; Fireworks by Judith Nicholls; Eight Candles Burning by Celia Warren; Long, Long Ago; Christmas Eve by Brian Moses; Happy New Year by Brenda Williams.For more poetry titles compiled by Brian Moses, look out for Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons and Poems About Animals.
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    The Power of Advertising

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    This eye-catching book looks at the complex world of advertising from adverts of the past to the modern day. It examines how adverts work and how they affect our daily lives. Chapters explore the techniques of the industry, the power of pictures and when and why words matter. The book is a great primer on the world of advertising for children studying the form aged 10+. It also helps children develop critical thinking and debating skills and is a fantastic resource for art and design, business studies and those studying persuasive writing.This eye-catching book looks at the complex world of advertising from adverts of the past to the modern day ... a great primer on the world of advertising for children studying the form aged 10+. It also helps children develop critical thinking and debating skills and is a fantastic resource for art and design, business studies and those studying persuasive writing. - Parents In Touch
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    Photos First

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    Photos First brings together an inspiring collection of some of the world's most engaging and iconic photographs, spanning the history of photography. Divided into themes of portraits, nature, art and documentary photography, the book tells the stories behind memorable photographs, chosen for the vividness or importance of their subject matter, their pioneering technique or their historic significance. Discover photographs that are shocking, moving, dramatic or manipulative. Find out how the camera can tell a lie but can also reveal extraordinary truths. Included are photographs by Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Hockney, Gursky, Doisneau, Salgado and Martin Parr. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • The Princess and the Pea

    By Jackie Walter, Jane Cope
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Cope
    The prince must find a wife - but he just cannot find a real princess to marry. Then a dirty, wet and smelly girl arrives at the castle, claiming to be a princess. The queen decides to test her... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the horror story writer who was afraid of the dark, find out why one famous artist paid workers to dig up a corpse, and how one of Britain's most famous authors managed to publish 80 books without writing a single word. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
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  • The Pirates and the Talent Show

    By Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Planktown Pirates are back! This time they want to show off their musical talents in a local talent competition. However, they don't have much musical talent, and they don't realise that they are up against their arch enemies the Gruseome Crew, who are bound to cause 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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  • Passenger

    By Alexandra Bracken
    Authors:
    Alexandra Bracken
    'Riveting. Romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight' - Victoria AveyardNew York City, present dayIn one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.The Atlantic, 1776Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.The Edges of the WorldTogether, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.
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  • Puss in Boots

    By Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Fereday
    Puss is a cat with ambition! He is determined that his master, the poor miller's son, will do splendidly in life and keep him in the manner to which he aspires. And Puss has a plan to make it happen! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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