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  • Clean and Tidy

    By Claire Llewellyn
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Clean and Tidy looks at how to keep clean, neat and tidy, from brushing your hair to having a bath. This non-fiction series of four books is at band 3 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • The Cowardly Lion

    By Joe Hackett
    Authors:
    Joe Hackett
    Latif the Lion is afraid of everything. How can his friends help him become a real lion?Every story in the Animal School series centres around the animals at Animal School. Each character is the opposite of what you would expect- a cowardly lion, a speedy tortoise, a pig who doesn't like getting dirty and a frog who is afraid of the water.
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  • Captain Kidd: Pirate Hunter

    By Damian Harvey, Peter Cottrill
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Cottrill
    Captain Kidd is a pirate hunter and not a pirate - at least, that's what his cabin-boy thinks. But when Kidd's crew turn against him, it is difficult to tell... and will anyone find Captain Kidd's lost pirate treasure?The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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  • Cinderella's Big Foot

    By Laura North, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    In this classic fairy tale retold with a twist we meet Jack, the great bean pie cook, and a Giant who's very hungry, but not so keen on eating people! 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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  • The Cave Monsters

    By Sue Graves
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Polly, Kim and Ash are at the beach with the dogs, Scully and Scrap. They decide to explore a cave, but there are MONSTERS inside!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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  • Cinderella: The Terrible Truth

    By Laura North
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Everyone knows the famous story about Cinderella - but that's because it is a huge cover up. Find out what really happened at midnight on the night of the Royal Ball...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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  • Cheeky Monkey's Big Race

    By Anne Cassidy, Lisa Smith
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Lisa Smith
    Imagine you are going into a race and a cheeky monkey turns up. That's just what happens to Wendy. Will she be able to beat that cheeky monkey and win the cake?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • Cinderella

    By Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty
    Authors:
    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Mccafferty
    Cinderella's life is made miserable by her mean stepsisters. Then the Prince holds a ball - and Cinderella's life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite fairy tale. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.
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    The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

    By Anna Claybourne, Adria Meserve
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Adria Meserve
    Award-winning, beautifully illustrated introduction to William Shakespeare for children; celebrating his life, his most famous plays and the time in which he lived. Vividly brings to life Shakespeare's school days in Stratford-Upon-Avon, what it was like to live in Elizabethan London and the world of Tudor theatre in Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Fun, charming summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays help make the works of our greatest playwright accessible for children and introduces them to his most famous characters. Much more than a biography, this is an entertaining, informative look at our most celebrated playwright. The perfect guide to help children be part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016 and to open up the magical world of the bard for them.Won the Judges Highly Commended Award at the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. Can be used to support the teaching of Shakespeare in the classroom and ahead of taking children to the theatre to see one of his plays for the first time. Suitable for children aged 7+ . Fun activity sheets and other resources to accompany the book can be found at http://www.shakespeareforschool.uk/the-book.html
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  • Chicken Licken

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    "The sky is falling in!" That's what silly young Chicken Licken thinks when an acorn falls on her head. She rushes off to tell the king. But will she ever reach the palace?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.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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  • Clever Little Monkey

    By Penny Dolan, Nicola Anderson
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Anderson
    Clever Little Monkey really wants the bananas on the other side of the river - but the river is full of hungry crocodiles! Can he trick his way across?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • The Cowboy Kid

    By A H Benjamin, Garyfallia Leftheri
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Garyfallia Leftheri
    The Animals' Football Final is an exciting story for young cowboy fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band blue.Max really wants to be a cowboy, but he's not very good at using his lasso. When a bull escapes from the country show, will Max be able to save the day?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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  • A Crown for Lion

    By A H Benjamin, Jeff Crowther
    Authors:
    A H Benjamin
    Illustrated by:
    Jeff Crowther
    In this fun, animal story, Lion is looking for a crown. He wants everyone to know he is the king. The animals try many different crowns, but they always go wrong. Then Lion has a sneezing fit...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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  • The Cat's Tale

    By Lynne Rickards
    Authors:
    Lynne Rickards
    The Emperor challenges the animals to a race across the river, and the first 12 to cross will form the 12 animals of the zodic. Cat wants to win, but Rat has a cunning plan ...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 Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Urdu)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Arabic)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Polish)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/Spanish)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Comparing Countries: Festivals and Celebrations (English/French)

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Take a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals and traditional celebrations.Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills.
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the amazing story of Cristiano Ronaldo from his first street kickabout in Funchal, Maderia, to playing for Manchester Utd and Real Madrid. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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