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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    By Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Impey
    The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... 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 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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  • 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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  • Pirates and Knights

    "Stories of Pirates and Knights" contains ten swashbuckling adventures, which are bound to charm every reader. The stories are simply told by top authors and brought to life by some of the very best children's illustrators.These stories are accessible for children aged 5+ who are just gaining their reading confidence. Each one is retold in a maximum of 400 words and the book has been compiled in consultation with literacy experts, Professor Barrie Wade, Dr Hilary Minns and Catherine Glavina. This book offers all the excitement and charm of an anthology of tales of treasure, adventure and heroic knights that all children love, but with a carefully levelled text that also encourages reading for pleasure.The authors and illustrators whose stories and illustrations feature in this anthology are: Damian Harvey, Graham Philpot, Mick Gowar, Martin Remphry, Mike Phillips, Jillian Powell, Anna C. Leplar, Sherryl Clark, Neil Chapman, Rory Walker, Leslie Melville, Fabiano Fiorin, Enid Richemont, Beccy Blake, and Andy Hammond.
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  • The Pirates on Holiday

    By , Rupert Van Wyk
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Plankton Pirates have been so busy working that they need a holiday! Bored of the tropical paradise, they turn to the Windy View Caravan Park as their perfect place to unwind. But will they really fit in?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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  • Pirates Are Stealing Our Cows

    By Martin Remphry, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Martin Remphry
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    Farmer Marchant gets a shock - pirates are stealing his COWS! What on earth do pirates want with cows? Find out and join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase...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 Pirate Pie Ship

    By Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    Authors:
    Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
    The Pirate Pie Ship is a burly tale of tasty adventure on the high seas! Times are changing and the pirates can no longer rely on stealing treasure to make money so they decide to go into the pie making business. But they soon find a rival ship has the same idea...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five bite-size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Pippa's Painting

    By Jill Atkins, Anni Axworthy
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Anni Axworthy
    Pippa is busy making a painting but her little brother wants to see! They soon get in a mess with all the paints!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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  • Princess Frog

    By Enid Richemont
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale the princess is bored of her princess duties and clothes, she longs for freedom and adventure, in fact she'd prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love...The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!
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  • Phrases, Clauses and Conjunctions

    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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  • Polly's Wobbly Tooth

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    In this familiar setting story, Polly has a very annoying wobbly tooth. She wobbles it all the time, but it just won't fall out. Whatever can she do?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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  • Polar Explorers

    By Jack D Clifford, Russ Daff
    Authors:
    Jack D Clifford
    Illustrated by:
    Russ Daff
    When Harry and Jade are suddenly transported to the South Pole, they come across a group of stranded penguins - can they help save them?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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