By Emma Fischel
Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. This book describes the life of one the world's most famous children's authors. His exciting life is traced from his early visits to Africa, his time as a fighter pilot and his visits to America are all covered. Then, at the age of 45, his first children's book was published, and from that time forward his fame and popularity grew and grew. Even children who don't like reading very much, like his books!
Reading Corner: Plop City
By Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
When the birds get into the Mayor's garden, they peck up all the seeds... and when they fly over the city, they spread the seeds everywhere!
The Royal Jumble Sale
By Hilary Robinson, Barbara Vagnozzi
There's panic at the palace! The king is looking everywhere for his ring, and he fears it must have been put into the jumble sale by mistake... where one earth could it be now? Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.
Remember the 5th November
By Mick Gowar, Mike Phillips
It's nearly the 5th of November and Guy Fawkes is stocking on barrels of gunpowder - what is he up to, and can anyone stop him?Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.
Reading Corner: Georgie and the Dragon
By Sue Graves, Francois Hall
A fun rhyming story about a little girl at knight school. How can she scare away the dragon?
Reading Corner: Tubby Tabby
By Sue Graves, Jane Cope
Tubby Tabby always wants to be let in, and then out, and then in again. Mum gets a cat flap, and that's when the trouble begins...
Rock-a-bye Baby / Rock-a-bye Puppy
By Mick Gowar, Christina Bretschneider
Each book features the original rhyme, accompanied by fun illustrations, with the whole rhyme repeated to allow children to spot the rhyming words. Then follows a fun, alternative nursery rhyme, again with full colour illustrations and the repeat of the wholealternative rhyme. These books not only offer a highly supportive first reading experience, starting from the familiar nursery rhyme and extending with the alternative rhyme, but also encouragechildren to play with language, stimulating their own writing. The series is compiled in consultation with Dr Hilary Minns, former Lecturer in English in Education at the University of Warwick.
By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
Buffalo Bob's Wild West Show has come to town and Stan wants to ride Mad Mickey the Mean Mustang!
A Royal Robber
By Karen Wallace, Cathy Brett
A royal robber wants to steal Princess PJ's money but she persuades him otherwise!
Robin and Maid Marian
By Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
Robin Hood is determined to see Maid Marian and sets off in disguise to find her. But there's a stranger in Sherwood Forest who is looking for Robin...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
Tara and her Dad are making a raft when the horses escape from the field. As Mum and Dad go to find the horses, Tara decides to try out the raft. But soon she is in grave danger. Luckily Rocket saves the day! River Rescue is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading Programme.
Real Life Heroes: Stories About Surviving Natural Disasters
By Jen Green
This book relates sixteen true stories from around the world of people who have suffered and survived the perils of natural disasters.
Row, Row, Row Your Boat / Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike
By Wes Magee, Marina Le Ray
The Tadpoles Action rhyme series combines classic tales retold with an exciting new rhyme written by renowned authors. The short rhyming text is accompanied with full page illustrations and the action for each verse. In this rhyme, row your boat merrily along the stream, but is it all just a dream? Then why not ride your bike, unless it gets too bumpy!
By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
Rascal is getting fat, so Mum puts him on a diet but it leads to all sorts of trouble. Rascal's Diet is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
Real Life Heroes: Stories About Surviving Cancer
By Jane Bingham
This book relates true life stories about cancer. From being diagnosed to fighting cancer, determination, living with cancer, life after cancer, cancer in the family and losing a family member to cancer.
By Penny Dolan, 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.
By Anne Walter, 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.
The Raja and the Rice: an Indian Tale
By 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...?
Rhymes to Read: The Queen's Day Off
By Sheila May Bird, 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!
The Roman Treasure
By Diane Marwood
This series featuring the popular characters from Espresso Education includes fun stories in under 200 words for children building their reading confidence.