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  • Funny Footprints

    By Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    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.
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  • Fun at the Beach

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
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  • Fara Williams

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. 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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  • 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 Frog Prince

    By Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Abbott
    The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! 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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  • Feet!

    By Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Rocket Cartoons
    Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.Fast feet, slow feet, cold feet, hot feet - animals have all sorts of feet - and some have none at all!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. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep

    By Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Brown
    Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep is a funny story for all animal fans who are beginning to read independently. It is perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band green 5.Farmer Finn has lost his sheep. The wind is howling, the rain is pouring. Where could those silly sheep be?The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Froglets Animal Olympics: The Jaguar and the Javelin

    By A H Benjamin, Yulyia Somina
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Yulyia Somina
    Jaguar is brilliant at just about any sport...except for the javelin! For some reason he can't quite get the hang of it, no matter how hard he tries! That is, until he discovers the perfect javelin. Maybe the Olympic gold medal is possible...The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • Finn MacCool and the Giant's Causeway

    By Malachy Doyle, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Malachy Doyle
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    When the Irish giant Finn MacCool boasts that he is the strongest giant in the world, the Scottish giant Benadonner is determined to beat him. And Benadonner is much bigger than Finn! Can Finn's wife save her husband?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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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Shakespeare didn't write his own playsShakespeare burnt down the Globe Theatre!The Great Bard beat the Black Death!The great playwright couldn't spell his own nameExplore the life and works of the world's great playwright, William Shakespeare. This book examines the myths and legends about Shakespeare's birth and death, his plays, his writing partners, the Globe Theatre, his audience and his family life! In 'The Bard's Best Bits' we learn which Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language.The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • Fairy Tales

    "My Book of Fairy Tales" contains ten stories, each retold in a maximum of 400 words. This collection includes some of our best-loved tales: Hansel and Gretel, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow White, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Cinderella.
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  • Funny Stories

    A wonderful collection of ten hilarious stories, simply retold by top authors and illustrators. Expertly reviewed by literacy consultants, each story is told in a maximum of 400 words, perfect for children aged 5 and up who are just gaining in reading confidence.This collection includes hilarious tales of animal football antics, fumbling fairies, pesky pets and much more!
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  • The Frog Prince and the Kitten

    By Clare De Marco
    Authors:
    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.
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  • Felix, Puss in Boots

    By Maeve Friel, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Maeve Friel
    Illustrated by:
    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.
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    Fifth Harmony - The Dream Begins...

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    This is the first ever, 100% unofficial book about Fifth Harmony, the amazing girl group taking the whole world by storm! The book charts their rise through X-Factor USA to the release of their first single in their quest for international stardom. All the essential details are inside for Harmonizers to test their knowledge of the girls' early days, plus loads of photos, quotes, profiles, games and more. So whether the girls have got you through tough times or just helped to make you smile, if you love their music you'll love this book!Fifth Harmony are the most amazing all-girl group and are the most successful group to have come out of X Factor USA. Now signed to Simon Cowell's music label, they released their first album - Reflection - in 2015 and are currently in the studio recording their follow-up album.
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  • Fairy Tales

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    This book is a brilliant new resource based on the genre of fairy tales. The book features a range of fiction and non fiction writing activities alongside each story to encourage every child to write. Lively illustrations help support and engage the reader.
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  • Fish Fingers and Leaks

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    The Poor Pirates have stolen a bag full of fish fingers. Just as the men are about to sit down to eat, their ship, The Stuck Pig, starts to leak. Captain Flint orders his crew to plug the leaks, but they aren't very happy!
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  • The Flying Elephant

    By Liss Norton, Emma Mccann
    Authors:
    Liss Norton
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Mccann
    When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. What they don't expect to find is a thirsty elephant!
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  • The Frightened Frog

    By Joe Hackett
    Authors:
    Joe Hackett
    Finlay the frog is no ordinary frog - he's frightened of water! Can any of his friends help him overcome his fear?Each story in the Animal School series centres around the animals at Animal School. Each character is the opposite of what you would expect- a cowardly lion, a speedy tortoise, a pig who doesn't like getting dirty and a frog who is afraid of the water.
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  • Footprints in the Snow

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    One snowy morning, the farmyard wake to find footprints all over the land. But where did they come from? Detective Dog must solve the mystery. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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