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  • Snow White

    By Maggie Moore, The Pope Twins
    Authors:
    Maggie Moore
    Illustrated by:
    The Pope Twins
    The Queen is beautiful, but very vain. When her magic mirror says that her stepdaughter Snow White is more beautiful than her, the Queen is furious. Now she will do anything to get rid of Snow White!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words.
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  • Shipwreck Disasters

    By John Hawkins
    Authors:
    John Hawkins
    Shipwreck disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years at sea.Shipwreck Disasters first explores why ships can become a danger to life, whether that is because of poor design, freak weather or simple human error. Some famous shipwreck disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous sinkings occurred. Such as the infamous sinking of the Mary Rose at the hands of the French fleet in 1545, through to the fate of the RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg on a crossing of the Atlantic, right up to the 2008 disaster in the Philippines. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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  • Stinky!

    By Ann Bryant, Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Ann Bryant
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Elkerton
    Bill Brady boats that he is entering his guinea pig into an animal tricks competition. The trouble is, he hasn't got a guinea pig. Let alone one that can do tricks. Can Stinky save the day?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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  • Shakespeare

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    In which play would you find the characters, Bottom, Quince, Puck and Titania?How many of Shakespeare's history plays featured a King called Henry in their title?Does Juliet die by poison, stabbing herself or throwing herself off of a balcony?So you've read Shakespeare's plays, maybe seen them performed. Now you can test whether you really know about his plays and his extraordinary life. There are quizzes on Shakespeare's life and times including questions on plays and theatres of the time; the 15 most popular plays each has a dedicated quiz; there are 5 additional quizzes covering Shakespeare's remaining works - Poems & Sonnets/ Histories/ Tragedies/ Comedies/ Romances.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    By Shannon Eric Denton
    Authors:
    Shannon Eric Denton
    These classic fairy tales provide young children with an essential introduction to storytelling. Strikingly illustrated, each story brings the fantasy world of fairy tales to life for emergent readers.
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  • Snow White Sees the Light

    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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  • 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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  • Sentence Types and Punctuation

    By Ann Riggs
    Authors:
    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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  • Scully Saves the Day!

    By Diane Marwood
    Authors:
    Diane Marwood
    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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  • Sleeping Beauty - 100 Years Later

    By Laura North, Gary Northfield
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Gary Northfield
    In this twist on the original fairy tale we see what happens when sleeping beauty really does sleep for a hundred years. The world she finds when she wakes up is very different!Hopscotch Twisty Tales give the classic fairy tales a new twist. Perfect for the reluctant or newly independent reader, these stories capture the spirit of the fairy tale world and encourage imaginative exploration through carefully controlled word and text levels.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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