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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Arabic)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Urdu)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Polish)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Spanish)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/French)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Cave Boy and the Egg

    By Damian Harvey, Bill Bolton
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Bolton
    Cave Boy and his dad are hunting for food when they come across an enormous egg. When they take it home for dinner, they get an even bigger surprise!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 Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • The Cat's Tale

    By Lynne Rickards
    Authors:
    Lynne Rickards
    The Emperor challenges the animals to a race across the river, and the first 12 to cross will form the 12 animals of the zodic. Cat wants to win, but Rat has a cunning plan ...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 Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • A Crown for Lion

    By A H Benjamin, Jeff Crowther
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Jeff Crowther
    In this fun, animal story, Lion is looking for a crown. He wants everyone to know he is the king. The animals try many different crowns, but they always go wrong. Then Lion has a sneezing fit...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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  • 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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  • Cactus Joe's Cowboy Caper

    By Sam Hay, Daron Parton
    Authors:
    Sam Hay
    Illustrated by:
    Daron Parton
    Race Ahead with Reading are fantastic colour chapter books.When giant tumbleweeds blow into town, Cactus Joe and his friend Little Bo have lots of fun playing dodgeball. But then Little Bo gets trapped in a tumbleweed and it takes off! Cactus Joe knows he needs help to rescue Little Bo - so he asks his Uncle for some magic cactus juice - the problem is you never know quite what it's going to do!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect series to introduce children to longer books, help them gain a sense of achievement at completing each bite-size chapter and really take the driving seat with their reading! A brilliant way to boost confidence of 6-8 year old readers.
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  • Chicken Licken

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    "The sky is falling in!" That's what silly young Chicken Licken thinks when an acorn falls on her head. She rushes off to tell the king. But will she ever reach the palace?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 Cowboy Kid

    By A H Benjamin, Garyfallia Leftheri
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Garyfallia Leftheri
    The Animals' Football Final is an exciting story for young cowboy fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band blue.Max really wants to be a cowboy, but he's not very good at using his lasso. When a bull escapes from the country show, will Max be able to save the day?The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words and puzzles to encourage retelling the story and to help build vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • The Clumsy Giant

    By Lynne Benton, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
    Giant Bigfoot is very clumsy. He's always causing trouble. Can Peter the handyman help Giant Bigfoot and the townspeople to live together?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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  • Clever Little Monkey

    By Penny Dolan, Nicola Anderson
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Anderson
    Clever Little Monkey really wants the bananas on the other side of the river - but the river is full of hungry crocodiles! Can he trick his way across?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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    The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

    By Anna Claybourne, Adria Meserve
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Adria Meserve
    Award-winning, beautifully illustrated introduction to William Shakespeare for children; celebrating his life, his most famous plays and the time in which he lived. Vividly brings to life Shakespeare's school days in Stratford-Upon-Avon, what it was like to live in Elizabethan London and the world of Tudor theatre in Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Fun, charming summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays help make the works of our greatest playwright accessible for children and introduces them to his most famous characters. Much more than a biography, this is an entertaining, informative look at our most celebrated playwright. The perfect guide to help children be part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016 and to open up the magical world of the bard for them.Won the Judges Highly Commended Award at the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. Can be used to support the teaching of Shakespeare in the classroom and ahead of taking children to the theatre to see one of his plays for the first time. Suitable for children aged 7+ . Fun activity sheets and other resources to accompany the book can be found at http://www.shakespeareforschool.uk/the-book.html
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  • Cinderella

    By Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Mccafferty
    Cinderella's life is made miserable by her mean stepsisters. Then the Prince holds a ball - and Cinderella's life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite fairy tale. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.
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  • Cheeky Monkey's Big Race

    By Anne Cassidy, Lisa Smith
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Lisa Smith
    Imagine you are going into a race and a cheeky monkey turns up. That's just what happens to Wendy. Will she be able to beat that cheeky monkey and win the cake?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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  • Cinderella: The Terrible Truth

    By Laura North
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Everyone knows the famous story about Cinderella - but that's because it is a huge cover up. Find out what really happened at midnight on the night of the Royal Ball...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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  • The Cave Monsters

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Polly, Kim and Ash are at the beach with the dogs, Scully and Scrap. They decide to explore a cave, but there are MONSTERS inside!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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  • Cinderella's Big Foot

    By Laura North, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    In this classic fairy tale retold with a twist we meet Jack, the great bean pie cook, and a Giant who's very hungry, but not so keen on eating people! 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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