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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

Anansi and the Box of Stories

Katie Dale, Valentina Bandera
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Valentina Bandera

A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite African tale. Anansi the spider is a trickster and he will stop at nothing to get Nyame's story box, proving that even the littlest among us can achieve the greatest things.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.

Franklin Watts

Who Will be King?

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Franklin Watts

The Missing Necklace

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Franklin Watts

Abdul's Lazy Sons

Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Shahab Shamshirsaz

Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed ...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.

Franklin Watts

Dog at School

Katie Dale, Gustavo Mazali
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Gustavo Mazali

In this fun story, a dog runs into school and causes all sorts of trouble. Then he runs to the head teacher's office. Everyone thinks the head teacher will be very cross, but will he? 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: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.

Franklin Watts

Sid's Stick

Katie Dale, Charlie Alder
Contributors:
Katie Dale, 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?

Franklin Watts

A Pet to Play With

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons.In this story Raj goes to the pet shop to find the perfect pet-which one will he choose?

Franklin Watts

Big Pancake to the Rescue

Katie Dale, Steve Stone
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Steve Stone

The baker gets a huge shock when the giant pancake he is making leaps off the frying pan and rolls off into town! The butcher and the candlestick maker give chase, but soon a giant sniffs out the tasty pancake and chases them all! The only escape is on the river, but how can they stay afloat? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Thumbelina Thinks Big

Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk
Contributors:
Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk

Thumbelina dreams of being a model on the catwalk. She has big dreams of stardom...but not very much luck at being noticed! When a local fashion show comes to town, is this her big chance? Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.

Orchard Books

Jack to the Rescue!

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

Beanstalks, giants, hills with Jill,that's what you've heard, you know the drill!But wait, my friend, there's more than that...Got a problem? Just call Jack!

Orchard Books

Three Magic Mice

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

You know the tales of three blind mice,three bears, three pigs - they're all quite nice.But did you ever stop to wonderwhy three is such a magic number...?

Orchard Books

Prince Charming`s Princess Quest

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Orchard Books

The Unfair-y Godmother

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Orchard Books

The Not-So-Evil Stepmother

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Orchard Books

The Wickedest Witch

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Orchard Books

The Big Bad Werewolf

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale
Orchard Books

Goldilocks and the Pea

Katie Dale
Authors:
Katie Dale

Alex T. Smith

Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in June 2018. Alex T. Smith was a World Book Day Illustrator.

Caryl Hart

Caryl Hart is the author of many bestselling books for children, including the hugely successful How to Grow A Dinosaur and The Princess and the Peas. She is the winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Lancashire Share a Story Award. Caryl lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and an invisible dog called Paddy.Follow Caryl at carylhart.com and @carylhart1

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.