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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

My New Sibling

Tom Easton, Charlie Alder
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Charlie Alder
Franklin Watts

My New School

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton
Franklin Watts

My New House

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton
Wayland

Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.

Wayland

Ahoy There! Pirates Can Listen

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

This funny story about pirates will also show how important it is to listen. The pirate crew of the 'Golden Duck' are excited about going into Port Pegleg to spend their gold coins. However, no one listens to Captain Cod's warning about his old enemy, Captain Blackears and his Horrid Pirates, who want to steal the pirate crew's treasure and hold the pirates for ransom. Has not listening to Captain Cod put the pirates in danger? If so, can good listening save them?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.

Wayland

I Did It!: Pirates Can Be Honest

Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Mike Gordon

Captain Cod asks Davy to be careful moving cannonballs about, but poor Davy ignores him and ends up dropping a heavy cannonball through a hatch where it goes right through the keel causing a leak. Davy is so embarrassed he shuts the hatch and goes to bed. The next morning, he wakes up to find the bottom of the boat is full of water. He decides it's time he owns up and bravely goes to see the captain. But will it be too late to save the ship? Will Davy get into trouble for not be honest in the first place?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.

Wayland

Helping Polly Parrot: Pirates Can Be Kind

Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Mike Gordon

Polly Parrot loves being a pirate parrot, but sometimes life on board ship can be quite hard. She has no perch, and every time she lands on a mast it seems a sail is unfurled and she's knocked off. The captain has his bed, the sailors have their hammocks, but poor Polly has nowhere to sleep. One day, Polly is so tired that she goes to sleep when she's supposed to be on lookout. The ship nearly crashes on some rocks, but luckily Nell notices and stops the ship in time. Polly feels awful. But the crew realise that they haven't been very kind to Polly and buy her a new perch so that she can have somewhere to sleep The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.

Wayland

Aye-Aye Captain! Pirates Can Be Polite

Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Wayland

Radio Waves

Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse

Wayland

Car Wars

Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse

Dan's latest work experience trial is at a car yard. All Dan has to do is sell a car. What could possibly go wrong?Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers of both sexes with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. The books can be used for both guided reading and independent reading. A core character throughout the series of four Funnies titles, provides familiarity, which builds confidence and eases readers from one story to the next, accelerating reading progress.All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid. Dee is an expert in the field of children's literacy and has produced many award-winning series and some of the best education books and training programmes available to teachers looking to support children's literacy.

Wayland

Dig It!

Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse

Wayland

Flower Power

Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Sophie Escabasse

Wayland

The Big White Box

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

Sea Force Four are called on another mission. There's a big white box on the seabed and a baby turtle is trapped in it! What could the box be? Sea Force Four to the rescue...

Wayland

The Wheelie Thing

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

The clam phone rings and Sea Force Four set out on another mission. Ozzy Octopus has found a funny object with wheels, handlebars and a basket on the seabed. What could it be?

Wayland

The Ghost Fish

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

Sea Force Four are called to the rescue to investigate an unidentified object in the water. Everyone thinks it is a ghost fish, but clever Luna the Lampfish soon realises it is a plastic bag that has been dropped into the water. There are lots of little anchovies trapped inside!

Wayland

The Steel Whale

Tom Easton
Authors:
Tom Easton

Sea Force Four are called to the rescue when some sea urchins are trapped under a big metal object in the water. All the sea creatures are scared and no one knows what it is! Blob the pufferfish thinks it might be a whale made of steel...

Wayland

The Pirate Code

Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham

With their ship stolen by Captain Greenbeard and his Mean Pirates, Captain Flint and his crew are in a bit of a pickle. Who will save the day?

Wayland

Fish Fingers and Leaks

Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Wayland

Pirate Underpants!

Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Wayland

Bangers and Cash

Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Contributors:
Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham

Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!