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  • At Night

    By Barrie Wade
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
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  • Androcles and the Lion

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Androcles is a brave slave. One day he escapes from his master and hides in a cave, only for a terrifying Lion to come into the cave! Little does he realise the encounter with the Lion will in fact save his life...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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  • Ahmed and the New Boy

    By Enid Richemont, Maxine Lee
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Maxine Lee
    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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed's school - and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?
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  • At the Zoo

    By Jenny Jinks, Nicola Anderson
    Authors:
    Jenny Jinks
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Anderson
    It's feeding time at the Zoo and all the animals are hungry! But where has Mum's picnic gone? 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.In this story, Mum and Fin take a picnic to the zoo, but by the time they look for their food, it's all gone!
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  • At the Skate Park

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    Reading Champion is a book banded reading programme for independent reading offering fantastic, original stories accompanied by engaging artwork. Each book has been carefully levelled making it easy to match to a child's reading ability and fully supports reading for pleasure.In this story, Pip and Dan head to the skate park - but who will end up laughing and who will end up flat on their face? A perfectly pitched story for children aged 3-5 starting to learn to read alone or support to those reading book band red 2 in the classroom.
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  • Abdul's Lazy Sons

    By Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Shahab Shamshirsaz
    Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...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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  • Adam Peaty

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Amazing Archie

    By Lynne Benton, Roger Simó
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Simó
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  • Ana Anteater Goes for Gold

    By Karen Wallace, Andy Rowland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Rowland
    Ana Anteater has a special skill: synchronized swimming! Along with her friends she whirls and twirls around the water - so when the Olympics comes to town she has to enter! The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. They are suitable for 5 year olds or those reading book band 5.
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  • The Ants and the Grasshopper

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Grasshopper lazes around, singing in the summer sunshine and laughing at the hardworking ants. He's far too busy to collect food for the winter. But what will happen when the cold weather comes?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.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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  • The Animals' Football Final

    By Clare De Marco, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
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  • Arabella's Web

    By Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Illustrated by:
    Gabriele Antonini
    Arabella the spider tries hard to spin the perfect web, but things keep going wrong! Will she ever catch anything for dinner?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Aladdin and the Lamp

    By Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Catling
    Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town and pretends to be his uncle, Aladdin's adventures really begin!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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  • Amazon

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.
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  • Air Disasters

    By John Hawkins
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    John Hawkins
    Air disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years in aircraft crashes. Air Disasters first explores what happens after an aircraft has gone down - examining who is usually first to arrive at the scene and why are crash investigators so important? Some famous air disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous crashes occurred. From the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, New York, disaster in 2001 and the Concorde crash in France in 2000, to the Hindenburg airship disaster in 1937, the factors that contributed to each of these accidents are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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  • The Animals' Football Camp

    By Clare De Marco, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    Jungle United are training hard at a special camp. But Lion thinks he is already brilliant and refuses to train with the others. Will he ever learn to play as part of a team?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • At the Water Hole

    By Jane Clarke
    Authors:
    Jane Clarke
    Zebra is longing for a cool drink at the water hole, but can he escape both Lion and Crocodile!.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 beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the  reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Archie & the Babysitter

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Archie gives the babysitter and his little sister, Lucy, a real run for their money when Mum and Dad go out for the afternoon!
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  • Alien Attack

    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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  • Adjectives and Prepositions

    By Ann Riggs
    Authors:
    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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