Bad Dog, Digby!
By Claire Llewellyn, Jacqueline East
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. This is a series of 4 books at band 3 of the Start Reading programme. Pip's Pets is about Pip and his pets- Coco the cat, Digby the Dog, Sid and the snake and the perfect pet.
Bella's Birthday Bounce
By Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
Bangers and Cash
By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!
By Barrie Wade, Graham Philpot
Blackbeard and his crew have been terrifying all the sailors in Virginia. So when Blackbeard holds a huge party, the Governor decides that this is the best chance to finish him off, once and for all. But will Blackbeard trick his way out yet again?The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
Brownilocks and The Three Bowls of Cornflakes
By Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin
In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale meet Brownilocks the bear. She's hungry while she's out for a walk in the woods and finds a tasty surprise! Three delicious bowls of cornflakes have been left out for breakfast, but what happens when Mum, Dad, and Sam come home? The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!
Bedtime & New School
By Anna Cunningham
It's bedtime but it's hard to get to sleep, especiallly with all the scary shadows! And what will it be like to start a new school?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.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
By Rob M Worley
The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.
Book and Magazine Publishing
By Sarah Medina
This series takes a look behind the scenes at a variety of creative and media industries. The books give an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people working in each industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and frequently asked questions are addressed in an 'Any Questions?' feature. Each book features a comprehensive glossary and page of further information.
The Big Bad Wolf and the Robot Pig
By Laura North
The Big Bad Wolf is very hungry...but the Three Little Pigs have got clever and built Wolf-proof houses. Then he had a mad idea to create a very special robot and trap the pigs once and for all!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.
Bill's Silly Hat
By Susan Gates, Anni Axworthy
Bill's gran has knitted him a new hat. But he hates it! Everyone is laughing at him. Will he ever get rid of it without upsetting Gran?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
By Elizabeth Adams, Daniel Howarth
When the shepherd boy gets bored, he shouts "Wolf!" and all the villagers come running. What will happen when a wolf really does appear?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Based on the original Aesop fable, this provides a gentle introduction to the importance of telling the truth.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 Bob Fowke
'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
The Book of Languages
By Mick Webb
Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey.Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languages are spoken and information on non-verbal languages, including sign language.This fun and imaginative introduction to languages is perfect for readers aged 9+.
By Anne Cassidy, Steve Cox
Ben really wants to go into space. He tries hard to get there! Perhaps his dad can help him?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
The Brontës – Children of the Moors
By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granström relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form.The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.
By Clare Hibbert
Get your teeth into facts about big cats and 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. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. Perfect for 7-9 year olds or those at Key Stage 2.
Bronze Age Adventures: Metal Man
By Shoo Rayner
This brilliant new mini series introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!In this story, Dug is bored, but then he watches Mini creating rock babies and gets an idea - why not create his very own metal man! The first ingredient is wax from honeycomb - and that means collecting some from a nest of angry bees...!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. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old independent readers.
Bronze Age Adventures: Hounds of Horror
By Shoo Rayner
What happens when Dug and his sister, Mini have to cross the woods to find Grandma ... at the same time as a pack of hungry wolves are out? This brilliant new mini series introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!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. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old independent readers.
By Sue Graves, Michael Emmerson
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.In this story, Bob stops to pick up lots of passengers and their animals...but his cab gets very full!
Bronze Age Adventures: Dug in Danger
By Shoo Rayner
This brilliant mini series for the independent reader introduces us to family life in the bronze age through action and adventure, written and illustrated in colour by the multi-talented Shoo Rayner. Follow Dug and family as he races against a raging river to save his pet wolf, Woof and his family's tent! You can top up your Bronze Age facts at the back of the book too!Race Ahead with Reading is a perfect introduction to reading chapters. There is a sense of achievement at completing each chapter and the series encourages children to really take the driving seat with their reading. Each book is book banded at level 9 or 10, perfect for 6-8 year old fluent, independent readers who want to build confidence and really race ahead with their reading!