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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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  • 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!
  • 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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  • 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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  • Snow White and The Enormous Turnip

    By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Simona Sanfilippo
    Snow White lives with the seven dwarves, safely in the wood. She likes to spend her time planting seeds and gardening. When a turnip sticks fast in the clay, she and the dwarves need more help to pull it out. So when a kind old lady offers Snow White a piece of tart to give her energy, she accepts. But is the kind old lady all she seems?
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  • Small

    By Louise John, Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Louise John
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Elkerton
    Just Like You: Small is about a boy with dwarfism. His family are all tall but one day he is far taller!All the stories in the Just Like You series focus on disability with a positive approach, highlighting how children and adults have overcome their disabilities and are just like you.
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  • Scully Saves the Day!

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    Ash and Sal are taking Scully for a walk. Scully is so excited - he can't wait to get to the park! Suddenly, he stops outside an old shed and refuses to move. Whatever can be the matter? 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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  • The Spotless Pig

    By Joe Hackett
    Authors:
    Joe Hackett
    Patty the pig doesn't like getting dirty. She won't join the cookery club or the art club, they are just too messy!Each 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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  • Start Reading: My Sports Club: Judo

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Judo follows Ella as she learns all about judo, from chest holds to break falls.
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  • Stormy Day / Snowy Day

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    Mum and daughter are off to the shops but the stormy weather makes it very hard work! In the second adventure there's lots of fun to be had when the snow falls.Talk a story tells two stories entirely in pictures and encourages children to talk through the story sequence. A prefect resource for children of all ages and any language.
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  • Sinbad and the Giant Spider

    By Martin Waddell, A O'kif
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    A O'kif
    Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked by the foot of some needle-sharp cliffs. It seems there's no way out, until they spy an underground cave... but something nasty lives in there!The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.
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