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  • A Seed In Need

    By Sam Godwin
    Authors:
    Sam Godwin
    Follow a tiny sunflower seed on its amazing life cycle, germinating from a seed, becoming a sunflower and shedding its own seeds. Meet some charming characters on the way including an inquisitive ladybird and snail who encourage young readers to explore this key science subject beyond the simple and accessible text. A great resource for young children learning about life cycles at KS1.
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    Story Shop: Stories For Literacy

    By Nikki Gamble
    Authors:
    Nikki Gamble
    Myths, legends, folk tales, fables, trickster stories, humourous stories, adventure stories, mystery stories, historical stories, fantasy, science fiction, stories with familiar settings, stories that raise issues ... all kinds of complete stories for Literacy and reading for pleasure. Chosen by an expert in the use of children's literature in the classroom, this is a collection of 70 complete texts from a range of cultures which are perfect for the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy at KS2. It is also an exciting and immensely varied treasury of short stories that will be enjoyed by all readers. Authors range from Aesop and Arthur Ransome to a role call of the very best for today's young, including Anthony Horowitz, Morris Gleitzman, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Philippa Pearce, Jan Mark, Jeremy Strong, Adele Geras, Paul Stewart, Malorie Blackman, Jamila Gavin and Beverley Naidoo.
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  • Sinbad and the Diamond Valley

    By Martin Waddell, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked on an island. They spy a sparkling valley below them and decide to investigate. But they are not alone...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • The Sword In The Stone

    By Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    When young Arthur accompanies his uncle to a tournament to find the new king of Britain, he's in for a surprise...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Smell

    By Mandy Suhr, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Mandy Suhr
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    One of a series covering all the senses and based on the requirements of the Key Stage One science curriculum, 'Smell' begins by examining different types of smell and moves on to look at how we smell things. It also looks at how smell and taste work together, animals and smell and smell as a warning sign. The illustrations and examples refer to a child's likely everyday experiences so making the information accessible to the youngest readers. Notes for parents and teachers include suggestions for learning activities that reinforce the information in the book. The book also includes a list of further reading and resources. Mike Gordon is a highly successful illustrator whose work for Wayland has established a respected information books brand.
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  • Spider In The Bath!

    By David Orme, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    David Orme
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Freddy's Family is at Book Band 4 in the Start Reading series. Freddy and his family have great fun- they go to the park, they play tricks on each other but sometimes they are very naughty...
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  • Stan's Song

    By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Francois Hall
    It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.
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  • The Stinky Giant

    By Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Cathy Brett
    A thirsty giant arrives at the palace and asks for a drink. The queen won't let him in-he stinks! Princess PJ wants him to stay. Whatever can she do go get him to wash?
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  • The Spaceship

    By Cynthia Rider, Sandra Aguilar
    Authors:
    Cynthia Rider
    Illustrated by:
    Sandra Aguilar
    The children take a trip to the moon!
  • Sports Cars

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    A look at the most exciting vehicles on the road today.
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  • Solving Crimes in the Lab

    By Carol Ballard
    Authors:
    Carol Ballard
    Explores the popular subject of forensic science in a way that supports the science curriculum and encourages reading
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  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    By Karen Wallace, Neil Chapman
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Neil Chapman
    A giant Green Knight storms into King Arthur's court at Camelot demanding that his head be chopped off. The youngest knight, Sir Gawain, agrees. Then the Green Knight lives, and Sir Gawain must let the Green Knight chop off his head...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Splash!

    By Claire Llewellyn, Lauren Beard
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Lauren Beard
    Everyone is having fun at the beach
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  • Stories About Surviving Drug Addiction

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Told by fourteen individuals, this book relates stories of determination, discipline and courage in the face of addiction.
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  • Stories About Surviving HIV/AIDS

    By Theresa Saliba
    Authors:
    Theresa Saliba
    Told by eleven individuals around the world, this book relates stories of courage and heroism in the face of disease.
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  • The Stolen Egg

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    Goose has lost her egg, but where could it be? Detective Dog looks all about the farmyard but he cannot find it anywhere. Detective Dog is a series of four books at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Solving Crimes from the Past

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    Explores the popular subject of forensic science in a way that supports the science curriculum and encourages reading
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  • Sound and Hearing

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    This book looks at the simple idea of sound and hearing with examples from within children's own experience.
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  • The Storm

    By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Elisabetta Ferrero
    When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. How can they rescue the horses? Luckily Plod saves the day! The Storm is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Snakes

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    This high interest series presents fascinating facts on favourite topics alongside powerful photos
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