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Reading Champion

Reading Champion from Franklin Watts offers fantastic independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Franklin Watts

At Night

Barrie Wade
Authors:
Barrie Wade

All sorts of wonderful things take place at night, in this story discover a world after dark from your own bedroom window! 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.

Franklin Watts

We Like to Play

Barrie Wade, Melanie Sharp
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Melanie Sharp
Franklin Watts

Play With Me

Barrie Wade, Hannah Wood
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Hannah Wood

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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, everyone is too busy to play... perhaps Dog can come to the rescue!

Franklin Watts

Feet!

Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons

Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.Fast feet, slow feet, cold feet, hot feet - animals have all sorts of feet - and some have none at all!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 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.

Franklin Watts

The Emperor's New Clothes

Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
Franklin Watts

Double Decker Donald

Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne

Double Decker Donald just loves to make a SPLASH! Join him and his passengers for a very mucky spin around town.The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.

Franklin Watts

Rumpelstiltskin

Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman

When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now she is Queen and the little man is back to claim his prize - her first child!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.

Franklin Watts

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson

"Someone's been eating my porridge!" growled Daddy Bear.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three bears as they try to find out just who has been in their house!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.

Franklin Watts

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Franklin Watts

Blackbeard's End

Barrie Wade, Graham Philpot
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Graham Philpot

Blackbeard and his crew have been terrifying all the sailors in Virginia. So when Blackbeard holds a huge party, the Governor decides that this is the best chance to finish him off, once and for all. But will Blackbeard trick his way out yet again?The Hopscotch Adventures series contains exciting, page-turning adventure stories of no more than 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Franklin Watts

Icarus, the Boy Who Flew

Barrie Wade, David Lopez
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, David Lopez

Icarus and his father, Daedalus, are locked in a prison tower. They must try to escape using wings that Daedalus has made ... can they really fly?

Franklin Watts

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

Daniel Postgate

Daniel is the son of animator Oliver Postgate. He worked as a freelance cartoonist before becoming a children's book writer and illustrator. He has since been involved in more than fifty books. His book 'Smelly Bill' won the Nottingham and Norfolk children's book awards and was one of the top ten children's books of the year in Time magazine. He lives in Whitstable.Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children¿s books, including The Philosophy Files and The Outer Limits.

Deborah Chancellor

Deborah Chancellor is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books for children. She has written nearly 100 books and worked with many leading publishers. Deborah is a prolific writer of children's non-fiction on a wide range of subjects. She is a versatile author who has written biographies for teenagers, adapted Bible stories for pre-school children, and written teenage fiction for older children with reading difficulties. Her books have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, Deborah appears at Literary Festivals and runs writing workshops for young people.

Diane Marwood

Diane lives deep in the countryside in Cornwall. She enjoys all kinds of stories, but particularly those about animals.

Elif Balta Parks

Elif Balta Parks is a business graduate who's love of drawing lead her to change her life and become an illustrator. She studied independently for several years, developing her style and then attended Central Saint Martins college before beginning her career as an illustrator. Since 2012 Elif has illustrated over 30 children's books and is passionate about engaging young readers' imaginations with her work. She lives in more than one place but always has her sketchbook at her side.

Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth has written or edited over 100 books for children. She loves reading and hearing stories just as much as she enjoys telling them!