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Jungle Grumble

Jungle Grumble

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The animals of the jungle are disgruntled - they're tired of the same old body parts. Hippo wants a longer tail, Monkey would like pink feathers, Elephant hates his trunk . . . So Lion, who just wants to get back to his nap, decides to set up a swap shop to sort out their grumblings. But when the animals realise how hard it is to live without their proper parts they decide that things should go back to normal. Perfect for children and adults of all ages, there is endless fun to be had in spotting the mixed-up animal parts attached to strange creatures; creating wonderful, weird and unexpected animal mash-ups!

Jungle Grumble

Jungle Grumble

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The animals of the jungle are disgruntled - they're tired of the same old body parts. Hippo wants a longer tail, Monkey would like pink feathers, Elephant hates his trunk . . . So Lion, who just wants to get back to his nap, decides to set up a swap shop to sort out their grumblings. But when the animals realise how hard it is to live without their proper parts they decide that things should go back to normal. Perfect for children and adults of all ages, there is endless fun to be had in spotting the mixed-up animal parts attached to strange creatures; creating wonderful, weird and unexpected animal mash-ups!

Make Friends Break Friends & A Friend In Need

Make Friends Break Friends & A Friend In Need

Author: Julia Jarman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

The Best Kiss

The Best Kiss

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates... it's being kissed! And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it. What's a boy to do? 'A rollicking, rhyming, read-aloud tale...' Books for Keeps The Best Kiss has recently been featured on the ITV series Bookaboo. Read more about bestselling author Julia Jarman on http://www.juliajarman.com, and visit http://www.ericajanewaters.com to find out more about Erica-Jane Waters.

Race Further with Reading: The Magic Scooter

Race Further with Reading: The Magic Scooter

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2014

Caspar can't take his eyes off his new birthday present - a new scooter! He soon finds out it's not just any scooter but one with magical, time-travelling powers... Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words.

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Erika is good at sport, actually she's good at everything, and she has loads of friends. But her two best friends Daisy and Phoebe are worried about her - she seems really quiet and is avoiding them. If it wasn't Erika they'd be worried she was being bullied, but surely no one would bully the most popular girl in school? Illustrated in black and white throughout by Kate Pankhurst. The perfect package! Perfect for younger Jacqueline Wilson fans. Julia Jarman does many schools and festival events throughout the year.

Make Friends Break Friends

Make Friends Break Friends

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Daisy has two best friends, Phoebe and Erika, but they don't get on. Erika thinks Phoebe's feeble and Phoebe thinks Erika's a bully. Daisy has a plan to get her two best friends to like each other, but suddenly everyone is against her! Then the three girls have to spend a night together in a spooky old mill...

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

Jenny Greenteeth

Jenny Greenteeth

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Nadia becomes increasingly obsessed with the local legend of Jenny Greenteeth, the monster who lurks in the pond and steals children. But is it all her imagination or is there a truth behind the stories? Nadia must find out one terrifying night, when her little brother goes missing... Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, aged 9+, at a manageable length (96 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Big Yellow Digger

Big Yellow Digger

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed - not Mum, not Dad, and certainly not her big brother (could it be that he's afraid of large, hairy spiders?)... But when Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * The story is followed by a poster on pages 22 and 23 advertising Harry's skills as a helpful spider, which is a great way to recap and discuss the story with children and gives an opportunity to extend into further work outside the reading session. * This story is paired with an information book on the same theme: Fly Facts by Janice Marriott.

Harry the Clever Spider at School Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider at School Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This humorous story follows Harry the spider to Clare's school, where the class is studying minibeasts. Displeased with his box, Harry escapes in the classroom. The fuming teacher is reconciled to Harry when he finds her lost glasses. She admits that Harry is a very clever spider. * In this sequel to Harry The Clever Spider, we find out what happened when Clare took Harry to school. *Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * Posters on pages 22 and 23 advertise Harry's services for finding lost items and remind the readers of Harry's talents. * Curriculum links- Science: Living things in the environment. * Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Cinderella

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Cinderella

Author: Julia Jarman, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Cinderella is among the oldest and best-loved of fairytales told around the world. Good, kind Cinderella is given some magical help from her fairy godmother to go to the ball. But what will happen when the clock strikes midnight? This charming story written by Julia Jarman and beautifully illustrated by Galia Bernstein will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Ants in Your Pants!

Ants in Your Pants!

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

A brilliantly funny story about not leaving friends out, from the illustrator of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance. Leopard is having a party, but he hasn't invited Aardvark. When naughty ants start biting bottoms at the birthday bash, it isn't long before all the guests are throwing their pants in the air to get rid of them! Only Aardvark can eat the ants and save the day, but will he make it to the party?

Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch

Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

When Natasha moves to a new house, she discovers a statue of a fairy in her garden beneath a huge menacing fir tree, which Natasha is sure is a witch. Gradually, with the help of a local boy, she unravels an ancient story that fairies stole the witch's baby and as revenge she turned a fairy to stone. Natasha realises that the only way to free the stone fairy, Pillywiggins, is to go into Fairy Land herself and rescue the witch's baby. But legend says that any human who enters Fairy Land may age decades or never come out at all.