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Narinder Dhami - Author

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A Tiger for Breakfast: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

A Tiger for Breakfast: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Ram the farmer is in trouble. Bali the tiger has threatened to eat him, his wife and their children, unless Ram gives up his pretty white cow. But Reeta, Ram's clever wife, has a plan to outwit the hungry tiger... This beautiful retelling of an Indian folk tale from best-selling author Narinder Dhami is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Christopher Corr and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 17: The Greatest Treasure of All

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 17: The Greatest Treasure of All

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

'The man who makes elephants' is the only clue that twins Anita and Vikram have to help them find their secret family treasure. But with the whole of Goa to search, how will they ever find it? They both know their gran often gets things mixed up these days, and forgets names and faces and even who her family is - so is the treasure she talks about even real? Join the twins as they set out to solve the mystery and embark on a treasure hunt like no other. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1+: A Bump in the Bed

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 1+: A Bump in the Bed

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

It's Tom's bedtime but he spots a strange bump in the bed. What could it be? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 1+, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

In this funny chapter book, Captain Crossbones must defeat Oliver the Terrible and find her missing treasure. Will she be able to do it in time for dinner? Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Ant and the Carrot

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 2: The Ant and the Carrot

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

The ant finds a carrot but it is heavy so he can't pick it up! Will the rabbit or the fox steal his carrot? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 2, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: The Festival of Colours

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: The Festival of Colours

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

It is Holi, the festival of colours. Adil and Mira can't wait to join the fun, but first they have to help a man who loses his wallet. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Superstar Babes

Superstar Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2017

Amber, Jazz and Geena are three sisters on a mission. They really want to have something to act as a memorial to their mum, but what could go for? They eventually settle on a great idea - they'll get the new library at school named after her. They take the idea to their teachers but there's a fly in the ointment - for the teachers to agree, the girls must first raise some money to help the library and stock it with books! Now the Babes have a real task ahead of them - and they love a challenge! They come up with a genius plan - they're going to stage an amazing reality experiment in their school and turn it into Big Brother for one week only! With Bollywood stars and love-struck boys in the mix, they know it's not going to be easy but surely the Babes can handle it - can't they?

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Captain Crossbones and the Lost Treasure

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Can daring pirate Captain Crossbones face Oliver the Terrible and find her beloved treasure, all in time for dinner? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Annie's Game

Annie's Game

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Jack has always known his little sister, Annie, is bright. By the time she's five, she's reading Hamlet and the Financial Times, and has an extremely active imagination. Her odd behaviour doesn't make life easy at school for Jack, especially when Annie insists that she has an invisible but very real friend called Sarah, who accompanies her everywhere. Jack is desperate to prevent Annie's obsession causing problems at school - good behaviour is vital if they're to be allowed to go on the long-promised trip to America to meet their absent father. When they are finally aboard the plane for America, Jack is thinking quietly, maybe drifting off to sleep, when he is rudely interrupted by the crystal clear voice of a girl - not Annie, but Sarah! A perceptive, amusing and moving novel about sibling relationships, absent parents and the borderline between truth and imagination, which will be eagerly enjoyed by boys and girls of 8+.

Dani's Diary

Dani's Diary

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2016

Dani's mother has just got married - and Dani has acquired an awful new stepsister who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. To make things worse Dani has to move house and school - to the same school as Lalita, her stepsister. She confides in her beloved gran, who gives her a special gift to help distract her from all the turmoil. It's a copy of her diary that she kept as a child, detailing everything happened to her when her family moved from India to England in the 1960s. It's in Punjabi, so Dani knows she's going to have to work hard to read it but as soon as she starts she knows it'll be worth it. Reading about her gran's friendship with the mischevious Milly is hugely fun and soon it becomes clear there's even more to the story. Dani will have to delve deep to figure out what really happened all those years ago - and specifically what happened to Milly. Can the past help with her future too?

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

The Jungle Book Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic story for children, retold here by Narinder Dhami. Follow Mowgli's adventures with Bagheera, Baloo and the wolf packs which he calls family, as he tries to escape the claws of vicious tiger Shere Khan. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

Bhangra Babes

Bhangra Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2015

Amber, Jazz and Geena have finally secured their auntie's engagement to the gorgeous Mr Arora, but now it's time for a little romance of their own. There's a gorgeous new boy at school called Rocky. He looks divine, loves music and is seriously well-off - his parents have built him his own recording studio. But which of the sisters does he like best? As they vie for his attention, the sisters come up with ever more intricate tricks to outdo each other and catch his attention. Amber thinks she's bound to capture his heart when she invites him to DJ and perform at Auntie's wedding. But when the girls are invited round to hear Rocky sing, Amber realises she's made a big mistake. It's going to be a huge headache to sort this one out - but if she doesn't, every guest at the wedding will have a worse one! Even working together, Amber, Jazz and Geena can't work out how to stop it happening, but a great idea comes from an unexpected source and the girls, of course, bounce back again.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: The Top of the Taj Mahal

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: The Top of the Taj Mahal

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Mishu, the little monkey, lives with his family in the grounds of the Taj Mahal in India. But Mishu's brothers and sisters say he's too small to join in with their games. So one day, Mishu announces that he is going to climb to the top of the huge Taj Mahal. His family doesnt believe him, but Mishu has an idea. He shows everyone that he might be small, but he's also very clever. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Thirteen Hours

Thirteen Hours

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Your home was the one place you felt safe. Now it's your prison. You were invisible. Now your every move is monitored by masked strangers. You looked after your mum, your best friend. Now you barely know her. Everything can change in thirteen hours.

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2014

When Sanjay gets a bump on his head from the school bully, he wakes up to find that everyone in the playground has turned into an animal! The headmaster's a polar bear and Sanjay's best friend is a sheepdog. Even the ambulance that comes to take him to hospital is driven by a gorilla and the paramedic is a penguin... Seeing his schoolmates in a new light gives Sanjay a clever idea about how to defeat the bully... Will Sanjay's wily plan work, or has the whole world gone animal crackers?

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 13: Rama's Journey

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 13: Rama's Journey

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Rama's Journey is an action-packed retelling of the Ramayana. Prince Rama is sent away from his kingdom into the wild forests and his wife is kidnapped by a ten-headed demon. Rama has lots of courage and determination, but can he rescue her? Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Olly the Octopus

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Olly the Octopus

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Flora to the Rescue

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 6, Fantasy World, Flora to the Rescue

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Bindi Babes

Bindi Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Meet Amber, Jazz, and Geena Dhillona.k.a. the Bindi Babes. Theyre three fabulous sisters with a reputation for being the coolest, best-dressed girls at their school. But their classmates dont know that the Dhillon sisters work extra hard to look perfect and together to all of their friends . . . while privately trying not to think how much they miss their mom, who died a year ago. What these struggling sisters certainly dont need is an interfering auntie from India inviting herself into their household to cramp their style. Unfortunately, thats exactly what their dad allows to happen.Soon the sisters pushover dad is saying no to designer clothes and expensive sneakers, and Auntie is butting into every area of their lives. What are the Bindi babes to do? Theres only one way to be rid of Auntie: marry her off to some unsuspecting guy. Will Amber, Jazz, and Geena find a man who can put up with Auntie before she completely ruins their lives? Or are Aunties new rules doomed to make the fabulous Dhillon sisters just . . . average?From the Hardcover edition.

Bollywood Babes

Bollywood Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Those fiesty Bindi Babes are back and someone tougher than their auntie has moved in too!Geena, Amber and Jazz throw a Bollywood party to raise funds for their school. They plan to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live performance but their star turns out to more of a handful than they ever expected!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bang Bang You're Dead

Bang Bang You're Dead

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2009

When a mysterious gunman takes a class hostage, the rest of Mia's school is evacuated. But Mia is determined to stay behind. She knows it's a life or death situation but there's something she fears more than dying. Mia thinks she might know who the gunman is, and, if she's right, then she may be the only one who can save her schoolmates...

Storyworlds Stage 7-9 Easy Buy Pack 2008

Storyworlds Stage 7-9 Easy Buy Pack 2008

Author: Narinder Dhami, Gill Hamlyn, Paul Hamlyn, William Edmonds Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2008

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Narinder Dhami, Julia Donaldson, Paul Shipton, Judy Waite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level: Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level: Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Narinder Dhami, Judy Waite, Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Gold Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Narinder Dhami, Julia Donaldson, Paul Shipton, Judy Waite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 White Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Narinder Dhami, Judy Waite, Paul Shipton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 6: Snapdragons: The Samosa Thief

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 6: Snapdragons: The Samosa Thief

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

Written by top children's authors such as award-winning Gillian Cross, Malachy Doyle and Pippa Goodhart Snapdragons are fabulously illustrated with various writing styles and fonts to make reading enjoyable for all your infant readers. They provide a wide range of picture books for children aged 3-9. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

Storyworlds Stage 7 Stories Pack

Storyworlds Stage 7 Stories Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2005

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.

Storyworlds Bouncer Comes to Stay

Storyworlds Bouncer Comes to Stay

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2005

Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife

Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

This is comical retelling of an Indian legend from the Punjab, about a lazy barber and his quick-witted wife. When the barber drives away all his customers with his slapdash techniques, his wife sends him to the king to seek financial help - or else they'll starve. The king provides them with a plot of barren land, but thanks to the clever wife's fertile imagination the couple's fortunes take a turn for the better. But will her ingenuity be any match for the trickery of a persistent band of thieves, determined to cash in on the couple's new-found success?

Bollywood Babes

Bollywood Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

When Geena, Amber and Jazz's school is desperate for funds, the girls' formidable young auntie steps in with a fantastic idea for a fundraising Bollywood party. Swept up in the plans, the girls plot to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live appearance. Sure their aunt will be thrilled with their plan, they've only got to overcome the fact that their would-be guest of honour is a penniless, faded recluse with a foul temper who decamps to their house and insists on being treated like a star. A superbly entertaining sequel to Bindi Babes by an up-and-coming star of our own list.

Bindi Babes

Bindi Babes

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2003

Three feisty, fun-loving Anglo-Asian sisters rule the roost over their dad since their mum died. They've got a reputation at school for being the coolest, most sorted babes in town - and what they certainly DON'T need is an interfering Auntie-ji from India inviting herself over to England and cramping their style. Which is exactly what their dad organizes-The girls decide the only way out of this nagging-adult dilemma is an arranged marriage - for their auntie! Enter Mr Arora, the dream boat teacher who just might whisk Auntie off in his arms and into the sunset. (They hope!)

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Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2003

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2002

If you're 18, love Beckham and can bend a ball like him then the world must be your oyster, right? Wrong. If you're Jess - 18, Indian and a girl - forget it. Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... The Bend it Like Beckham movie was a box-office hit, starring Parminder Nagra, Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers. Bend it Like Beckham was also transformed into a musical, and was performed in London's West End.

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: Charlie the Bridesmaid Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 White Level: Charlie the Bridesmaid Pupil Book (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Realistic story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Use syntax and context to build up their store of vocabulary when reading for meaning Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Select from different presentational features to suit particular writing purposes (e.g. writing a diary entry and an invitation).

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: Rollercoaster Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Gold Level: Rollercoaster Pupil Book (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Realistic story Learning Objectives:

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 10 Monster in the Cupboard (single)

Storyworlds Bridges Stage 10 Monster in the Cupboard (single)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/1999

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6 Stories Pack

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6 Stories Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami, Robina Willson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/1998

This pack includes stories and word practice books for stage 6 of the Storyworlds guided reading series. The gradual increase and repetitive pattern of the text aims to help children learn to tackle longer stories, meet new language features, develop reading skills and improve reading confidence.

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6, Fantasy World Stories (4 Pack)

Storyworlds Yr1/P2 Stage 6, Fantasy World Stories (4 Pack)

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/1996

Part of the Storyworlds series, this pack contains the four Stage Six Fantasy World stories. Each stage of Storyworlds provides a carefully structured introduction of words and language. The different worlds ensure that these are introduced and practised in a variety of contexts. Stages Four, Five and Six adopt a broadening structure to encourage the move to independent reading. Between 20 and 40 new words are added at each of these three stages, and continued repetition of text helps to maintain the build-up of confidence.

Storyworlds Stage 7, Our World Stories 4 Pack

Storyworlds Stage 7, Our World Stories 4 Pack

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Part of the Storyworlds' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.' fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles for guided and independent reading. Stories your children will love to read over and over again and fact books they won't want to put down.