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  • Robot Gets It Wrong

    By Elizabeth Dale, Maxine Lee
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Maxine Lee
    In this fun family story, Robbie the Robot is getting things very wrong. The Browns end up being soaked and having ice cream EVERYWHERE! Can Robbie be fixed?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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    Race Further with Reading: 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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    Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good

    By Ryan Higa
    Authors:
    Ryan Higa
    An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words. Now a New York Times bestseller!I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A book? You? Why? Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will help inspire people who are going through tough times. And I couldn't be the only YouTuber without a book, could I?This is the story of how I went from being a relatively happy kids to being depressed and angry and filled with dark thoughts. This is also the story of how I found my way to a happier life. But wait, there's more! You're not only getting my story but you'll also learn to write well, from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, Best Sailing Author. (That wasn't a typo. I plan to buy a boat one day...but probably not anytime soon. This book might not cell good.)
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    Razia's Ray of Hope

    By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Suneby
    Illustrated by:
    Suana Verelst
    Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?Razia falls asleep every night dreaming of going to school like her brothers Jamil and Karim. So when she learns that a girls' school is being built just down the road from her home, she is filled with hope...This is a compelling story of one girl's aspirations to go to school in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime. It is a moving account of how she finally persuades her father and older brother to let her go. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education in a story reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan.
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  • Rainforests

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.
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  • Robbie's Robot

    By Damian Harvey, Rory Walker
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Rory Walker
    Robbie's Robot is a funny story for young robot fans, or indeed all those with untidy bedrooms, who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band green.Robbie's room is a tip and Mum has had enough. So Robbie buys a robot to help him tidy it up. But the robot wants to tidy away Robbie!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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  • Romulus and Remus

    By Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Andrew Breakspeare
    A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Roman myth. Twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, never stop fighting. They are brought up in the wild, but even their return to the kingdom of Alba Longa does not stop the arguments. Their grandfather tells them to build a new city - but where to build it causes their last and deadliest argument yet.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words with short chapters.
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  • Rapunzel

    By Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Impey
    "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch?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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  • Rumpelstiltskin

    By Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now she is Queen and the little man is back to claim his prize - her first child!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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  • Rapunzel and the Prince of Pop

    By Karyn Gorman, Laura Anderson
    Authors:
    Karyn Gorman
    Illustrated by:
    Laura Anderson
    In this new tale the Prince of Pop is driving through the forest when he hears a stunning voice singing...none other than Rapunzel! The ony problem is she is locked in a tower by a witch - can he free her and make Rapunzel into his next big pop star? 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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  • Rumpelstiltskin Returns

    By Maggie Pearson
    Authors:
    Maggie Pearson
    A famous fairy tale character makes a surprise appearance to a young school girl. Although Rumpelstiltkin is a reformed character he still ends up causing lots of 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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  • Rory's Robot

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Rory decides to make a robot, but he also makes a lot of mess. Mum is not happy when she finds out!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 start of the book allows you to check the child's ability to decode and understand each word before reading, providing a fully supported first reading experience. And a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • Rumpled Stilton-Skin

    By Daniel Postgate
    Authors:
    Daniel Postgate
    In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale a funny little man named Rumpled Stilton Skin appears when the poor cheese-maker's daughter needs his help. He makes her beautiful for a ball, but what will he ask for in return? 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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  • Rocket Ship / The Planet

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    The aliens would love to explore, but first they need to build a rocket. Then they can set off to explore a new planet!Talk a Story is a series of wordless books designed to build visual and language skills by encouraging children to describe the stories in their own words.
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  • Runaway Horses

    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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  • The Roman Treasure

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    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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  • Rhymes to Read: The Queen's Day Off

    By Sheila May Bird, Rupert Van Wyk
    Authors:
    Sheila May Bird
    Illustrated by:
    Rupert Van Wyk
    The Queen looks in her diary - and discovers she has nothing at all to do. She decides to take a day off from her busy duties and have lots of fun instead!
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  • The Raja and the Rice: an Indian Tale

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    The rain never came and so Tamwar's rice harvest is poor. He and his family desperately need some rice but will the Raja help...?
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  • Rumpelstiltskin

    By Anne Walter, Peter Cottrill
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Cottrill
    The King is excited when he finds a poor miller's daughter can seem to spin his straw into gold, but only with the help of a strange little man. When the daughter becomes Queen, the little man wants his reward too...Hopscotch Fairy Tales retell classic fairy tales in accessible language of no more than 400 words, with bright colourful supporting illustrations by our top authors and illustrators.
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  • Rushing River

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    Erg and Luli head off to fetch some water from the river but it soon leads them to grave danger...This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.
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