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Lark

Lark

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant, or dyslexic readers aged 13+.

The Truth of Things

The Truth of Things

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Life is tough for Nicky and his brother Kenny. Money is tight at home, they often run into trouble with local bullies, and Dad's had a lot on his plate since Mum left when they were little. With only each other for support, Nicky and Kenny wind up on unpredictable adventures that will change their lives in unexpected ways. A deftly handled exploration of modern poverty, the highs and lows of adolescence, and life with learning difficulties, this is a novel for every reader.

The Art of Failing Notes from the Underdog

The Art of Failing Notes from the Underdog

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

An Observer book of the year HAUNTED! By endless tiny humiliations. STRUGGLING! To resurrect the corpse of his literary career. ENSNARED! In a loving yet bamboozling marriage. A man at odds with the universe, Anthony McGowan stumbles from one improbable fiasco to the next. On the mean streets of West Hampstead he reflects upon all that is at the heart of life itself - socks with holes, underwhelming packed lunches, broken washing machines, Kierkegaard, liver salts, British Library eccentricities and disapproving ladies on trains. In this chronicle of one man's daily failures and disappointments, McGowan can't help but speak his mind - with cringeworthy and hilarious results.

I Killed Father Christmas

I Killed Father Christmas

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2017

Jo-Jo is convinced that Christmas is cancelled - and it's all his fault. To make amends, he decides he must become Father Christmas. An old coat of his mum's, a sack of outgrown toys and a sudden snowfall are all he needs - along with a little help from some very Christmassy magic. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

The Art of Failing Notes from the Underdog

The Art of Failing Notes from the Underdog

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An Observer book of the year HAUNTED! By endless tiny humiliations. STRUGGLING! To resurrect the corpse of his literary career. ENSNARED! In a loving yet bamboozling marriage. A man at odds with the universe, Anthony McGowan stumbles from one improbable fiasco to the next. On the mean streets of West Hampstead he reflects upon all that is at the heart of life itself - socks with holes, underwhelming packed lunches, broken washing machines, Kierkegaard, liver salts, British Library eccentricities and disapproving ladies on trains. In this chronicle of one man's daily failures and disappointments, McGowan can't help but speak his mind - with cringeworthy and hilarious results.

Rook

Rook

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky and Kenny. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+

The Fall

The Fall

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Mog clings to the social fringe through association with Chris. But when Chris befriends loser Duffy and threatens Mog's status, Mog takes drastic action. There will be consequences...A tragic tale of betrayal, sparsely and finely told by a master of teen storytelling. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+

Pike

Pike

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2015

A stunning companion piece to Brock from award-winning Anthony McGowan. Nicky and Kenny return in Pike as a fishing expedition nosedives into near tragedy. The Bacon Pond is famous for its monster-sized fish and Kenny is determined to catch one. And as usual, Nicky is dragged along for the ride. But when the boys glimpse what could be a body in the water - the body of a well-known local criminal who's just been announced missing - the secrets of the Bacon Pond might just take them all down. Sometimes it's better not to look too deep. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, James Noble, Isabel Thomas, Jonathan Emmett Format: Undefined Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: X-bot Reboot, The Greenville Giant, Skyboy and other stupendous science stories, Science Shocks! and Under the Microscope.

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Who Dunnit?: The Snatcher

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Who Dunnit?: The Snatcher

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In The Snatcher there is a thief on the loose and only Team X can solve the mystery. The trap is set but will the Snatcher outwit them? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: X-bot Reboot

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: X-bot Reboot

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Ant discovers a room full of X-bots in X-bot Reboot, he is sure he can use them for good. Will his plan succeed? Or will the robots rise again? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: A Dangerous Game

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: A Dangerous Game

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Ant receives an unexpected invitation and finds himself tangled in a world of deception in A Dangerous Game.

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: A New Alliance

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: A New Alliance

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In A New Alliance, the Collector is back but this time hes not alone who is the Collector's new partner in crime?

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Jane Penrose, Elen Caldecott, Haydn Middleton Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Toyshop Terror, The Ballerina of Doom, Escape Artists, Get Me Out of Here!, Imprisoned.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Tony Bradman, Mick Gowar, Margaret Su Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Revenge of the X-bots!, The X-Machine, Escaping Slavery, The Deep, Escape from Colditz.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Claire Llewellyn, Adam Guillain, Alison Blank Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Hamster Rampage, Riding the Waves, Incredible Journeys, Trouble in the Rockies, Human Body Adventures.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Shocking Science: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, James Noble, Isabel Thomas, Jonathan Emmett Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: X-bot Reboot, The Greenville Giant, Skyboy and other stupendous science stories, Science Shocks! and Under the Microscope.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Chris Powling, Haydn Middleton, Sian Lewis Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Divided We Fall, The Balloon Team, Let's Form a Band!, Fee Fi Fo Mum!, The Beautiful Team.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Claire Llewellyn, Adam Guillain, Alison Blank Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Hamster Rampage, Riding the Waves, Incredible Journeys, Trouble in the Rockies, Human Body Adventures.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Martyn Beardsley Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Operation Shipwreck, Toxic!, Beneath the Ice, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Exploring the Deep.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Haydn Middleton, Gary Wilson, Steve Parker Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Ant Storm, Ant Attack, Charge!, Round-up, Animal Conflicts.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Chris Powling, Alex Lane, Peter Corey Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: The Chase, The Fun Run, Downhill Racers, The Super Skateplank, Top Speed.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: The Chase

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: The Chase

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Tiger's watch is stolen, the children have to go on an exciting, action-packed chase to get it back in The Chase. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Mick Gowar, Susan Gates, Haydn Middleton Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: The X-bots are Coming, Attack of the X-bots, Under Attack!, Lone Wolf, Strong Defences.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Class Pack of 30

Author: Anthony McGowan, Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Martyn Beardsley Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 30 reading books, 6 of each of: Operation Shipwreck, Toxic!, Beneath the Ice, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Exploring the Deep.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Jane Penrose, Elen Caldecott, Haydn Middleton Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Toyshop Terror, The Ballerina of Doom, Escape Artists, Get Me Out of Here!, Imprisoned.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Chris Powling, Alex Lane, Peter Corey Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: The Chase, The Fun Run, Downhill Racers, The Super Skateplank, Top Speed.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Toyshop Terror

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Toyshop Terror

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Tiger wants the latest Robo-Rex II toy, but he needs to save his pocket money. Tiger decides he can't wait that long and sets out on a micro-adventure in the story Toyshop Terror. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: The Ballerina of Doom

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: The Ballerina of Doom

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Tiger goes on a micro-adventure in the toyshop, little does he know that there is an X-bot watching him! Find out if Max, Cat and Ant can rescue Tiger in The Ballerina of Doom, the second part of this two-part adventure. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Operation Shipwreck

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Hidden Depths: Operation Shipwreck

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Team X find themselves stuck at the bottom of the ocean in Operation Shipwreck when they try to stop the Collector stealing a valuable shipwreck. Will Tiger be able to save them and stop the Collector, or will the X-bots get them first? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Unexplained: Tasmanian Terror

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Unexplained: Tasmanian Terror

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Tasmanian Terror Team X discover that a meteorite has caused the local animals to grow to enormous proportions. Can Team X survive the attack of a giant Tasmanian Devil and return the animals to their normal size? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Revenge of the X-bots!

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Revenge of the X-bots!

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger are beamed up into a space craft in Revenge of the X-bots! they know that only one person can be behind it Dr X! But can they escape his army of X-bots or has Dr X finally captured them? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Divided We Fall

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Divided We Fall

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Divided We Fall Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger realize that they have to work together if they want to get themselves out of some difficult scrapes in the first book of this two part adventure. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Stage Fright

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Masks and Disguises: Stage Fright

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Stage Fright Miss Jones's class are doing a school assembly about global warning. But when two people dressed as chickens try to get hold of Max, Cat and Tiger's special watches, that's when things really start to hot up. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Riding the Waves

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Riding the Waves

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Max and Tiger go on a camping trip to the beach and decide to enter a surfing competition in Riding the Waves. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Hamster Rampage

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Journeys: Hamster Rampage

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Hampster Rampage a trip to London goes horribly wrong when Ant's pet hamster accidentally grows to giant size! Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Chris Powling, Haydn Middleton, Sian Lewis Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Divided We Fall, The Balloon Team, Let's Form a Band!, Fee Fi Fo Mum!, The Beautiful Team.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Ant Storm

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Ant Storm

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Ant Storm follow Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger as they are evicted from their micro-den by an army of ants. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Ant Attack

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Ant Attack

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. The children discover that an ants' nest has been turned into an X-bot factory, which has been creating fearsome ant-bots! Find out if the children can escape the ant-bots and shut the factory down in Ant Attack. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Conflict: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Haydn Middleton, Gary Wilson, Steve Parker Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Ant Storm, Ant Attack, Charge!, Round-up, Animal Conflicts.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Attack of the X-bots

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Attack of the X-bots

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Team X are faced with an imminent attack from the evil Dr X and his robot army in the second book of a two-part adventure, Attack of the X-bots. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Mick Gowar, Susan Gates, Haydn Middleton Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: The X-bots are Coming, Attack of the X-bots, Under Attack!, Lone Wolf, Strong Defences.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Great Escapes: Mixed Pack of 5

Author: Anthony McGowan, Tony Bradman, Mick Gowar, Margaret Su Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading. Project X Origins guided reading notes offer step-by-step teaching support for each book with guidance about phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing. Each set of notes has in-built assessment and is fully correlated to all UK curricula. This pack contains 1 set of guided reading notes and 5 reading books, 1 of each of: Revenge of the X-bots!, The X-Machine, Escaping Slavery, The Deep, Escape from Colditz.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: The X-bots are Coming

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: The X-bots are Coming

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Team X are faced with an imminent attack from the evil Dr X and his robot army in the first book of a two-part adventure, The X-bots are Coming. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Hello Darkness

Hello Darkness

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A black comedy and high-school noir from a critically acclaimed writer A darkly comic and original mystery novel filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue - The Telegraph Someone is on a killing spree - slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's had problems in the past, but they're behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He's not crazy and he's not a killer. And he's going to prove it.

Hello Darkness

Hello Darkness

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2013

"e;Gripping, original, stylish"e; - The Times. A darkly comic noir thriller from an award-winning author"e;Stealthy, furtive, unhurried yet urgent... In a few seconds of efficient butchery, the chickens are dead and dismembered."e; Someone is on a killing spree - slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's had problems in the past, but they're behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He's not crazy and he's not a killer. And he's going to prove it.

Willard Price: Bear Adventure

Willard Price: Bear Adventure

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Bear Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals! Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been lost in a tragic plane crash - her only hope is that they are wondering the wild forests of Canada. But they are not alone in the brutal wilderness. Two Spirit Bears, a mother and her cub, are searching for food. When a boy is attacked, these beautiful creatures become the hunted. Can Amazon and Fraser save their family and the bears? And what is the mysterious predator that waits for them? 'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills' Independent About the author: Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and travel journalism for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday. Also available: Willard Price: Leopard Adventure Willard Price: Shark Adventure

Brock

Brock

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A bleakly poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub from the destructive hands of a local gang. When Nicky finds Jezbo and his gang digging up a badger set, there's not a lot he can do to save them. But one badger cub has escaped - can Nicky save it? Another stunning and moving novella in the spirit of Kes from award-winning Anthony McGowan. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

Willard Price: Shark Adventure

Willard Price: Shark Adventure

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Shark Adventure is an authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Full of action, adventure and animals! On a remote Polynesian island, Amazon Hunt and her cousin, Frazer, recruits of TRACKS animal protection agency, are saving rare leatherback turtles. But an international animal smuggler wants the valuable turtles for himself. And, when a huge typhoon strikes, Amazon and Frazer face an even greater danger. Swept away into shark-infested waters, how will they save the turtles - and themselves? 'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills' Independent 'A pacy read aimed at 9-12 year olds with a taste for adventure' We Love This Book About the author: Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and travel journalism for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday.

Willard Price: Leopard Adventure

Willard Price: Leopard Adventure

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Adventure, animals and action in the first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers. Deep in the remote forests of Siberia, a mother Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats in the world, senses danger. Something faster than any human and deadlier than any tiger. Meanwhile Amazon Hunt, aged twelve, is recruited from England by Tracks in America, ready to take off at a moment's notice to rescue wild animals under threat - no matter how great the danger. Now Amazon and her thirteen-year-old cousin Frazer must brave the Russian wilderness to save the Amur leopard, before a blazing forest fire wipes out the race - for good . . . 'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills.' Independent 'A pacy read aimed at 9-12 year olds with a taste for adventure' We Love This Book Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and travel journalism for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday.

The Donut Diaries: Revenge is Sweet Book Two

The Donut Diaries: Revenge is Sweet Book Two

Author: Anthony McGowan, Dermot Milligan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight, and hooked on donuts. His mother has booked him in to see Dr Morlock, a nutritionist who looks like a Dementor. The diary is Dr Morlock's idea. Not only does Dermot have to write down how many donuts he eats, but also - and this is the really rubbish part - HIS FEELINGS! This is Dermot's second hilarious adventure, featuring his battles against the bullies, and hardest of all, his beloved donuts. After one term at St Michaels, Dermot thinks things can't sink any lower. All his classmates call him Donut, his insane PE teacher Mr Fricker despises him, the evil Floppy-Haired kid is out to get him... and now someone seems to be, er, going to the toilet in inappropriate places around the school. The Head calls in the services of internationally famous poo expert Dr Morlock to help track down the culprit - and somehow the finger of suspicion is pointed at Dermot. Can he turn detective and find out who's behind the poo - before his reputation is ruined forever?

The Fall

The Fall

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Mog and his mates are bored. Their school's a dump - the type of place kids get expelled to. Their lives seem pointless. The most exciting thing they do is jump over the beck: the polluted stream at the back of the school. And it's there that two separate events occur which will change Mog's life forever...

Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

Einstein's Underpants - And How They Saved the World

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

A stinking alien commander. Eight freaky kids. And a pair of faded Y-fronts. When crazy Uncle Otto warns of imminent invasion from outer space, his maths geek nephew Alexander takes on the task of saving the world. He recruits a ragged crew of school superheroes to help him, including Tortoise Boy, armed with Cedric the tortoise, the Human Hurricane, who possesses untold power in his bottom, and Really Annoying Girl. But with only a pack of cards, some toy ray-guns and a pair of old pants for help, can they do it? Find out in this nail-bitingly scary but hilarious story by a prize-winning author.

The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

The Bare Bum Gang and the Holy Grail

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Ludo, Noah, Jamie, Phillip and Jennifer are THE BARE BUM GANG! They have an embarrassing name but a cool Gang Den, so things could be worse. Join the gang in a new adventure as they battle the forces of the evil Dockery Gang, guard with their lives the secrets of their underground sweet stash, and still get home in time for tea. Ludo and Noah go to the aid of an old tramp who has collapsed after being hassled by the Dockery gang. Everyone thinks he's a little bit crazy as he dresses in home made armour - his nickname is King Arthur. King Arthur asks Ludo to retrieve his 'treasure' and so the gang have to sneak past security guards and overcome various obstacles to help the old man. But can they get to the treasure before anyone else?

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fart bombs and other ingenious traps. The gang's new (and unwanted!) name is bad enough, but things are about to get much worse. Their number 1 enemies have challenged them to a football match, and the prize at stake is the gang den. And guess what - they're all completely rubbish at football! How can they save the den? How can they get back their pride? Find out in the first Bare Bum Gang adventure!

Hellbent

Hellbent

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Sent to Hell for typical teenage misdemeanours, Conor is surprised to find that it's not all pitchforks and leaping flames. But an eternity in a fusty cave full of philosophy books and obscure classical music is actually worse. Then Conor realizes that his personal version of Hell might be someone else's idea of Heaven - and vice versa. He sets out on a filthy, funny and forbidden journey to search for his opposite number, accompanied by his repulsive pet dog, a depressed cross-dressing Viking and a stumpy devil called Clarence. What he sees is disgusting and what he discovers is shocking, but oddly enough Conor learns a hell of a lot about life - now that he's dead!

Willard Price: Python Adventure

Willard Price: Python Adventure

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Python Adventure is the next authorised Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for 8+ readers looking for action, adventure and animals! Amazon and her cousin Frazer are members of TRACKS. Normally they protect the world's rarest animals, but their mission just got personal. Amazon's parents have been kidnapped - and the trail leads to the buzzing city of Mumbai, India. Meanwhile reports reach the TRACKS HQ that a giant and very rare python has been spotted high in the foothills of the Himalayas and it needs help. Frazer has no choice but to leave Amazon so he can rescue the snake while she continues her search. It won't be long before they're reunited, though. Because out in the unknown a long-forgotten and ruthless enemy is waiting . . . 'The good old-fashioned adventure romp brought up to date without losing the fun or the thrills' Independent About the author: Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and travel journalism for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday. Also available: Willard Price: Leopard Adventure Willard Price: Shark Adventure Willard Price: Bear Adventure

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