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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.

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Little Spook

Penny Dolan, Joshua Heinsz
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Joshua Heinsz

In this story, Little Spook is afraid of something - but none of the Spook family can work out what is frightening him. Then a little firefly comes to the rescue ...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.

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Pirate Hank's Plank

Penny Dolan, Nacho Gomez
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Nacho Gomez
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Martin Impey

The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... 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 chapters in under 1000 words.

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Clever Little Monkey

Penny Dolan, Nicola Anderson
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Nicola Anderson

Clever Little Monkey really wants the bananas on the other side of the river - but the river is full of hungry crocodiles! Can he trick his way across?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.

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The Egyptian Cat Mystery

Penny Dolan, Andy Elkerton
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Andy Elkerton
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Hansel and Gretel

Penny Dolan, Graham Philpot
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Graham Philpot

Hansel and Gretel saw a pretty cottage, covered in gingerbread and sweets...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Hansel and Gretel as they attempt to escape the wicked old witch.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.

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The Little Red Hen

Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake

Little Red Hen found some grains of wheat. Who will help her to grow them?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Little Red Hen in her efforts to get some help around the farm yard!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.

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The Lovely Duckling

Penny Dolan, David Boyle
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, David Boyle
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Leapfrog: That Noise!

Penny Dolan, Gerald Kelley
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Gerald Kelley

All was quiet in the classroom... but then the children start making lots of noise. Mr Edwards asks to see them all later. Are they in trouble? Or has Mr Edwards got an idea? He has lots of djembe drums in his room...The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 180 words.

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The Winter Cave

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

The weather is turning and winter is fast approaching. Grandpa must get the winter cave ready for the tribe.This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.

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A Wolf in the Woods

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

Erg and Luli head into the woods to find some more pine cones for the fire, but as they collect them they are sure they can see a shadow in the trees. What could it be?This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.

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Mrs Bootle's Boots

Penny Dolan, Maddy Mcclellan
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Maddy Mcclellan
Wayland

Danger in the Forest

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Wayland

Rushing River

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

Erg and Luli head off to fetch some water from the river but it soon leads them to grave danger...This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.

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Miss Polly's Seaside Brolly

Penny Dolan, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Jan Lewis
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The Little Red Hen

Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake

The Little Red Hen needs some help - she has some seeds, but who will help her plant them? All her friends are too busy! Will she let them eat the bread she makes if they do not help her?

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!