By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. 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.
By Elizabeth Dale
Jack likes collecting junk so he can make things. Sometimes they need making a few times before they work, but luckily he's good at mending things too!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.
Just Like Me!
By Damian Harvey, Federica Nuccio, Roberta Vottero
Just Like Me! is a fun story for young animal and photography fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band red.Pete's having so much fun taking pictures of all the animals - but one animal wants to take a picture of Pete!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 spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
The Jaguar and the Javelin
By A H Benjamin, Yuliya 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.
Jack the Giant Killer
By Malachy Doyle, Graham Philpot
Jack's village is in deep trouble. The giant Cormoran keeps stealing their food and they have nothing left to eat. Jack decides that enough is enough - but how can one boy stop a mighty giant?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 short chapters, with under 1000 words.
Jack and the Beanstalk
By Maggie Moore, Steve Cox
When Jack swaps his cow for some magic beans, his life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Jack's adventures to the top of beanstalk and back again!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.
By Cath Senker
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.
Jack Draws Anything
By Jack Henderson
After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to "draw anything" in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £22,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a "dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly" (#1) to "my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man" (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
Just So Stories - The Elephant's Child
By Robert James, Garyfallia Leftheri
In this story, the Elephant's child never, ever stops asking questions. But when he determines to find out what Crocodile eats for his dinner, he's in for a surprise!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
Jack and the Bean Pie
By Laura North, Mike Phillips
Jack is very poor but an expert at making pies. One day he gets some magic beans and a giant surprise!Hopscotch Twisty Tales are fantastic new stories featuring characters from the classic fairy tales, in text of under 400 words.
Just So Stories - How the Leopard Got His Spots
By Elizabeth Rogers, Petra Brown
In this story, all the animals are the same colour. Then Giraffe and Zebra go off to the forest and they begin to change. Leopard can't find them anywhere! Perhaps it is time for him to change too ...The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
Jack and the Aliens
By Andy Blackford
One day some aliens come to visit Earth. When they leave, Jack loses his dog. Could the aliens have taken her?