Putting on a Play: The Great Fire of London
By Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?
Popcorn: Seasons: Spring
By Kay Barnham
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
By Sally Gardner
The perfect collection of rhymes for children to sing, count, hop, skip, jump and dance to. Chosen with the help of infant school teachers, the 37 rhymes include all-time favourites such as 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Old MacDonald had a Farm', 'If You're Happy and You Know It' and 'Ten Fat Sausages'. It is just right for any family with young children, or for use by playgroups and reception classes.With its big square format and lively, imaginative pictures full of funny scenes and characters, PLAYTIME RHYMES, one of the first books by the immensely popular Sally Gardner, has already shown its enduring appeal.
The Poetry Store
A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively. But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed.Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as:School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ...In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.