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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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Where is Bella?

Franklin Watts
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Franklin Watts

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 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Bella the puppy is hiding. Where could she be?

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Tuck and Noodle: Monster Agents

Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman
Authors:
Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman

Race Ahead with Reading are fantastic colour chapter books.When Tuck Mclane spots Noodle the monster trying to scare him, he laughts instead of screams. He is not scared at all - then he has an amazing idea! What about helping Monsters find jobs instead of scaring people? And so the Monster Agency is formed...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect series to introduce children to longer books, help them gain a sense of achievement at completing each bite-size chapter and really take the driving seat with their reading! A brilliant way to boost confidence of 6-8 year old readers.

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Betty Q Investigates

Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman
Authors:
Franklin Watts, Karyn Gorman

Betty Q is no ordinary girl. She is an ace detective whose special deductive powers can solve any mystery!Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words.

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Showtime!: The Entertainment Industry

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Franklin Watts
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How to Handle Low Self-Esteem

Franklin Watts
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Franklin Watts

Modern life can be complicated. As an older child or teenager you will experience lots of different social situations and encounter all kinds of people both at school, at home and in the wider world. What happens when you have doubts about your thoughts and feelings? How can you make your voice and your opinions heard among the rest of your friends, family and acquaintances? How to Handle Low Self Esteem is an essential guide, helping you to understand how and why you might feel this way, what you can do to improve things for yourself. The book highlights areas that may trigger these feelings, such as bullying or peer-pressure. Perhaps you are under pressure because of your sexual orientation, your race or religion or because you simply don't fit the mould. This book will help you confront your issues and offers solid advice based on the experiences of real people.Part of a four book series aimed at children aged 10+, Under Pressure is an essential resource for children who are perhaps afraid or unsure of asking for help directly, or simply need some added reassurance or advice.

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Fifth Harmony - The Dream Begins...

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Franklin Watts
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The Story of eBay

Franklin Watts
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Franklin Watts

Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.

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The Story of Apple

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.

Franklin Watts

The Story of Starbucks

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.

Franklin Watts

The Story of Facebook

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.

Franklin Watts

The Story of Google

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.

Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

Craig Simpson

Born: In the same year as the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). Craig figures he's lucky to be alive!Place of Birth: Just a few miles from Beaulieu, the location of the real wartime school for spies.Previous Occupations: Mad scientist.Currently Living: Classified.Additional: Craig does all sorts of events throughout the UK including talks, writing workshops, activities (e.g. coding challenges), literary festivals and quizzes.

David Browne

David Browne is the former music critic for Entertainment Weekly, where he worked for over 15 years. A former reporter and columnist for the New York Daily News, he has also contributed to The New York Times, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, MOJO, Spin and other publications.

David Gatward

David was born in Bristol and grew up with his two younger brothers between the Cotswolds, Wensleydale and Lincolnshire thanks to the transient life of having a Methodist minister for a dad. Aside from having a huge number of hobbies including: caving, camping, climbing, archery, shooting and music, David also wrote avidly. Although he had his first book published aged 18, it's taken many more years and life experiences to lead to writing full time, including seeing two ghosts, being mistaken for a homeless person, working on a salmon farm and almost drowning. David now lives in rural Somerset, with his wife and two boys, and still can't believe how his life has worked out.

Emma Dodd

Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family likes to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

Emma Fischel

Emma Fischel is an experienced writer, specialising in both fiction and non-fiction for children of primary school age. She has written several titles in this series. Emma lives in London with her three children.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a footballer, father and author of the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series!To date, Frank remains Chelsea Football Club's all-time leading goal scorer, where he was awarded three times Chelsea Player of the Year. In 2014 Frank was the vice captain on the England football squad at the World Cup in Brazil, and then went on to play for Manchester City in 2014 in the UK before signing with New York City FC to play as part of the Major League Soccer side, starting July 2015. Frank was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to football.Frank enjoys reading with his two daughters, and when they requested stories about football Frank decided to create his own characters and adventures to entertain them. These tales provided the inspiration for 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Frank is passionate about promoting child literacy and is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust; he hopes to inspire both young girls and boys to read with the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series. "The idea for 'Frankie's Magic Football' came from reading bedtime stories to my daughters. Adventure stories are their favourite and I wanted to combine my love for football with something that I could read to them, and that they would love too. 'Frankie's Magic Football' reminds me of the stories that I used to like to read. Frankie's friends also remind me of the mates that I used to kick a football about with when I was young, as well as some of the players I've met during my career." - FRANK LAMPARD

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Graham Marks

Graham has spent his whole career in children's publishing, firstly as a designer and Creative Director and latterly as a journalist and author. His first published work was a book of poetry, Seeing is Touching (Taurus Press), which came out while he was studying Information Graphics at Harrow School of Art. For some reason, he didn't see this as a sign of things to come and didn't write anything else for years. Graham has worked for Marvel Comics writing scripts (which was his storytelling apprenticeship), done an eight year stint as a copywriter in an advertising agency (where they pay you more for writing less) and was the Children's Editor for Publishing News until it's closure in 2008. He has also written a number of TV and film-related books, including SpiderMan, Wallace and Gromit, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Judge Dredd.Bloomsbury have published his critically acclaimed YA fiction, including Radio Radio, How It Works - South Lanarkshire Book Award winner, 2005 ¬- Zoo, Tokyo - Catalan Young Adult Fiction Award , 2009 - and Omega Place.Usborne publish his thrillers for the 8-12 age range, including Snatched!, Kaï-ro, I Spy: The Constantinople Caper and its sequel Mean Streets: The Chicago Caper. Meanwhile Catnip have republished new and revised editions of the books he wrote in the mid-90s: Strange Hiding Place, Faultline, Takedown (previously titled Skitzo) and Playing with Phyre (previously titled Haden's Quest). He has also written for Barrington Stoke (Bad Day) and has a new Franklin Watts 'Edge' title - Payback - coming in September.A regular on the festival circuit, both as a performer and Chair, Graham also takes his workshops and talks to schools all over the country and is a member of the Author Profile training team. He contributes author interviews to Writeaway and Books for Keeps.