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The likeable Bindi Babes are back for an entertaining new adventure. This time they are raising money for the school library. Turning the sixth form block into a Big Brother house seems like a sure-fire winner but Amber, Jazz and Geena had not accounted for the egos of all those around them. Will they be able to pull their great scheme off?
A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. When she was just 19, Anne Elliot followed the wishes of her father and turned down the proposal of the man she loved - a naval officer called Frederick Wentworth. Years later, Captain Wentworth returns from his time at sea, and Anne dares to hope that their paths might cross once more. But the course of true love is bumpy at best - will Anne and Frederick ever be reunited? Narinder Dhami is the author of The Sleepover Club and The Beautiful Game series. Jane Austen is her favourite author of all time and she can't wait to introduce a new audience to Austen's final novel. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Rajni and Sheela live in opposite flats, high up in the clouds in an apartment block in Mumbai. They wave to each other every day from their windows and believe they could be best friends ... but they've never met! Will they ever get to know each other properly? This lovely story of friendship was written by Narinder Dhami. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to pratise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
Join sister and brother, Sarita and Amar Joshi, on a whirlwind tour of India. Find out lots of fascinating information about this amazing country, including: Wonderful wildlife - including lions, tigers, elephants and snow leopards Delicious food - from samosas and dosas to spicy curries Colourful clothes - you'll even learn how to put on a sari Popular sports and entertainment - from cricket, to traditional music and Bollywood films After reading this book, you'll want to transport yourself to this incredible country! Incredible India is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years
'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.
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+
Within this collection of Indian folk tales, you'll meet a crafty king, a sneaky salesman and a terrible thief ... along with a jackal who tries to rule the jungle and a greedy sister who gets exactly what she deserves. Read on to discover how the cheaters are outwitted and why honesty is always rewarded! Just One Grain of Rice and Other Indian Folk Tales is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band.Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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?
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 This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.