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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Anne Walter, Laura Barella
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Laura Barella
    When a wicked fairy curses the Princess, she falls asleep for a hundred years. Everyone in the kingdom falls asleep too and a thick forest grows around the castle. Will the brave Prince be able to break the curse?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 in under 1000 words.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stone Age Adventures: Brother Trouble

    By Vivian French, Cate James
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Cate James
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut.In Brother Trouble, Pim is being pushed to the limit by her brothers, who are up to mischief! They leave a mess wherever they go and keep stopping Pim from getting to learn how to make pots. When she finally gets started, all her brothers can do is sling mud! Where will the chaos end? This is the second Stone Age Adventures book.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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  • Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Lucky Escape

    By Vivian French, Cate James
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Cate James
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut.Pod is not impressed when he and his brother and sister are charged with collecting berries. Pod would much rather join the old ones hunting and seeking out danger! But when he loses sight of Little Nut, trouble lies ahead...how will he outwit a wild boar with its sights on his baby brother? This is the first book in the Stone Age Adventures series.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. Pitched perfectly for 6-8 year olds or those reading book band 10 / white.
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  • Stone Age Adventures: Beware of Bears!

    By Vivian French
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut.Join this quirky Stone Age family on a night fishing adventure. Tall Cousin and Pod have gone off to fish. Little Nut follows, so Pod joins in too. There's trouble when a hungry bear appears! 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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  • Space

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    From stargazing to supernovas, rocket power to the Red Planet, learn all about what makes up our universe, and beyond!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. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.
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  • Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Big Journey

    By Vivian French
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. Join this quirky Stone Age family on a big journey. Winter is coming and Pod, Pim and Little Nut need to move home. They must find a cave quickly, the journey is dangerous!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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  • The Sleepy Dinosaur

    By Karen Wallace, Ross Collins
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Ross Collins
    The Sleepy Dinosaur is a fun story for young dinosaur fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.This sleepy dinosaur just cannot find the perfect place to sleep - until he's snuggled up in bed!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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  • Sam's Super Family

    By Damian Harvey, Paul Davidson
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Davidson
    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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.Sam's family is anything but ordinary - in fact, it is super! But what about Sam?
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  • Sid's Stick

    By Katie Dale, Charlie Alder
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Charlie Alder
    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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Sid the dog is desperate to find his stick, but he keeps getting it wrong. Then he finds another dog at the end of his stick... can they be friends?
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  • Stuck in the Mud

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Farmer Brown finds the farm covered in mud! Goat has got stuck, but Old Tom and Farmer Brown soon get stuck too!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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Super Baby

    By Lynne Benton, Paul Nicholls
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Nicholls
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  • Sandeep and the Dragon

    By Jill Atkins, Leo Trinidad
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Leo Trinidad
    In this story, Sandeep has to get his little sister to go to sleep. All is well until the dragon in his book comes alive and wants to play!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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Sleeping Beauty: Bella Durmiente

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and Spanish.
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