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The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Topher is desperate to find his beloved cat Ka when she disappears, leaving a single clue on his computer: TENOCHT*I*TLaN. When Topher follows Ka back in time, finds himself in the dangerous world of the Aztecs. The people of the wondrous, floating city of Tenochtitlan believe Ka is one of their gods, but El Sol, a piratical Spanish conquistador, thinks she is a witch. Can Topher save Ka from El Sol, rescue Pima, a girl the Aztecs want to sacrifice, and escape from Tenochtitlan before it is destroyed?

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Ka, the time-travelling cat, has vanished again, leaving Topher a clue in the form of a Roman word on his computer: Ca;;LLevA. At first Topher isn't worried. Surely she's safe among the cat-loving Romans? But when he follows her to Roman Britain, they're both soon swept up in a conflict. As oppressed Britons fight the Romans, Topher faces a desperate choice - to help his British brother or his Roman friend?

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but there have been bomb threats, which makes him worry. What's more, his beloved cat, Ka, has going travelling again. Topher doesn't want to lose her. And sure enough, in the middle of a big bomb alert, Topher is called away - to a Saxon village threatened by Norsemen. Now he must get the villagers to heed his warning and foil the aggressors led by the terrifying Viking, Ingwar the Boneless, infamous for his cruelty and devious tricks. Can Topher save the village in time?

Fussy Freda

Fussy Freda

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up! Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house. Mum cooks beans. YUK! Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK! Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK! There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy - and this causes a culinary catastrophe! This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE! Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/ Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Ka, the time-travelling cat, has disappeared, leaving just one clue. Topher soon realises that she has gone back to Elizabethan England, and he fears that Ka is in terrible danger. Cats were tortured in Tudor England, so Topher must try to find her before it is too late. In doing so, he meets Queen Elizabeth and Doctor Dee, the court magician and astronomer, who thinks Ka can help him find the elusive Philosopher's Stone. An exciting and transporting fantasy, exploring both contemporary and ancient issues.

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?

Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink

Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage! There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves. A thrilling historical fantasy which explores the intriguing hidden details of times past.

Class One Farmyard Fun

Class One Farmyard Fun

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time! Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers... Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus Reviews Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.com Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Lovely Old Lion

Lovely Old Lion

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why Grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from Grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember...

Lovely Old Lion

Lovely Old Lion

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Lenny the lion loves his grandpa, King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things, Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more. Lenny doesn't know what to do, but with a little help from grandpa's old friends, perhaps he can find a way to help him remember...

The Revenge of Tommy Bones

The Revenge of Tommy Bones

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Two boys are stranded when they miss the last bus. It will be a long cold lonely walk back home to their village - unless they take the short cut past Tommy Bones's pond. But they both know the legend. If they go past Tommy Bones's pond, he might step into the road... and they will pay the price. The boys must each decide: superstition or short cut. But what happens if one of them is wrong? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired 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 11+, at a manageable length (64 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 Bouncy Bed

Big Bouncy Bed

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Ben and Bella on the big bouncy bed, Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Mind your head! Ben and Bella are back, and this time they're off on a brilliant bouncy adventure with all their animal friends. Join Ben and Bella as they bounce all the way to outer space and back again - just in time for bed. This exuberant, lively rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Big Red Bath is perfect for reading aloud.

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Meet sporty Erika, friendly Daisy and artistic Phoebe, three best friends who all go to primary school together. These are three fun-packed stories about the ups and downs of being best friends forever!

Must Know Stories: Level 2: King Midas

Must Know Stories: Level 2: King Midas

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

King Midas is rich but very greedy. He wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold! But when his wish is granted, perhaps this gift is not as wonderful as it first appears... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Little Bad Riding Hood

Little Bad Riding Hood

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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!

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!

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.

New Friend Old Friends

New Friend Old Friends

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Phoebe, Daisy and Erika are very excited - a new girl is joining their class! But when Shazia starts school, the three girls compete to be her friend. Shazia comes from Pakistan and everything is new for her. She is eager to fit in and when her adventurous plans go wrong, the three old friends have to work together to help their new friend.

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.

Big Red Bath Big Book

Big Red Bath Big Book

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the Big Red Bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.

Bears on the Stairs

Bears on the Stairs

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2010

'There are bears on the stairs. That's why I don't like going to bed. It's the bears on the stairs'. But are the bears real, or just a small boy's crafty tactic for delaying bedtime?

Class Two at the Zoo

Class Two at the Zoo

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/11/2009

Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the anaconda slipping up behind that's determined to make a meal of them. But Class Two are a resourceful bunch and come up with a rescue plan.

Class Three All At Sea

Class Three All At Sea

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2009

On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay. They saw soggy sea lions skimming stones, but they didn't see the skull and crossbones! Watch Class Three as they sail away, unaware of the pirates in their wake! Will they become helpless captives, or will they manage to outwit the fearsome crew? A funny, quirky story, likely to appeal to many small children. The lovely, bright colours make it very attractive. - The Bookbag Look out for Class Two a the Zoo, voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children it won the Stockport Schools Book award. Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.com Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Big Blue Train

Big Blue Train

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Toot toot! Hold tight! Ben and Bella are off on another adventure! This time with the Big Blue Train! They set off for the seaside, with various animal friends jumping, leaping and squashing aboard along the way, but will everyone manage to squeeze on, and just why is everyone heading for the seaside? A brilliant second title from Julia and Adrian, the team that brought you the bright and bouncy award-winning Big Red Bath.

Jessame to the Rescue and other stories

Jessame to the Rescue and other stories

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

The irrepressible Jessame is back, starring in six more great short stories. There's an outing to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich; an African wedding, a new girl in school who needs cheering up and some scary moments at the swimming pool when her little brother falls in! But even staying at home is fun when you have a family as interesting as Jessame's - and a parrot as clever as Jacko.

Class Two at the Zoo

Class Two at the Zoo

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2008

Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the anaconda slipping up behind, determined to make a meal of them. But don't worry, Class Two are a resourceful bunch. Will they come up with a rescue plan? Voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus Reviews Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.com Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Hangman

Hangman

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Toby's heart sinks when he hears that Danny Lamb is coming to Lindley High School. Danny will expect Toby to be his friend, and Toby doesn't want that again. It was bad enough in the infants. Danny is different - that's the trouble - though it's hard to say exactly why. Being Danny's friend would destroy his street cred and put his friends off him. He doesn't want to harm Danny. He wouldn't bully him. Of course not. But on a school trip to Normandy, close to the D-Day beaches where men fought to defeat Fascism, a harmless game goes dreadfully wrong. `

Hopscotch: Histories: Grandma's Seaside Bloomers

Hopscotch: Histories: Grandma's Seaside Bloomers

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2007

It's the first summer bank holiday and the family are off to the seaside. The children can't wait to go bathing, but Grandma is not so keen ...Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence.

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: 01/09/2007

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. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Topher Hope is on the move again. When his devoted cat, Ka, leaves a computer message saying she has gone to CA;;LLevA he follows her to a Romano-British settlement in AD 79. Ka is happy among the cat-adoring conquerors and their central heating! Topher, now a British boy, apprenticed to a Roman mosaic maker, has mixed loyalties. When the eagle, symbol of Roman power, disappears from the forum, threatening the fragile peace, Topher begins a desperate search. Can he find it and save his Roman friend, Marcus, from the Druid's murderous sickle? In this adventure Topher needs all the amazing powers of the time-travelling cat.

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

Author: Julia Jarman, Jillian Powell, Monica Hughes, Celia Warren 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.

Stowaway! Band 14/Ruby

Stowaway! Band 14/Ruby

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. Readers learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type - An adventure story. * Provides lots of opportunities for drama and writing activities. This title is paired with: How to be a Tudor in 20 easy stages, an information book that can be used to locate factual information about Tudor explorers and the Armada. * Curriculum links - History: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Topher Hope is distraught when Ka, his devoted cat disappears, leaving a word on his computer: TENOCHT*I*TLaN Wasn't that the home of the blood thirsty Aztecs? Then she must be in dreadful danger. But when Topher travels back to the time of the Aztecs, he finds trouble from another source. The Aztecs think Ka is one of their gods, but El Sol, a piratical Spanish conquistador, thinks she is a witch. Can Topher save Ka from El Sol, rescue Pima, a girl the Aztecs want to Sacrifice,and escape from the wondrous, floating city of Tenochtitlan before it is destroyed?

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

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

Author: Julia Jarman, Celia Warren, Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2005

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 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Julia Jarman, Jillian Powell, Monica Hughes, Celia Warren 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.

Big Red Bath

Big Red Bath

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2005

Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Snapdragons: Molly and the Giant

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 9: Snapdragons: Molly and the Giant

Author: Julia Jarman 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 provides 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.

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

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. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Bully Bear Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Bully Bear Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A fantasy story with animal characters and a theme of bullying. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, for example, that the grapheme 'oo' is pronounced differently in 'Moose' and 'took'.. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Identify the main events and characters in stories.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Terrible Tiger Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Terrible Tiger Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: modern story with rhythm, rhyme and suspense. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, for example, that the long vowel sound /a/ can be spelt with 'ai', 'ay' and 'a-e'. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore the effect of patterns of language and repeated words and phrases.

Rigby Star Guided 2 Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Animal fantasy story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Engage with books by exploring and enacting interpretations. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Draw on knowledge and experience of texts in deciding what to write (e.g. draw on text knowledge when writing about personal experiences).

GEORGIE AND THE PLANET RAIDER

GEORGIE AND THE PLANET RAIDER

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/1993

Georgie's little sister has been taken by the Planet Raider! Can Georgie magic into the computer game and save her before it's too late? Georgie the computer wizz has already beaten the dragon that tried to eat her once. But when her sister is magicked into the screen, she has to face an even more deadly enemy - the planet raider! Can she save her sister AND avoid being eaten by the angry dragon, all before her mum gets home? Jets is a series of simple stories with lots of lively pictures, ideal for children who are just beginning to enjoy reading.

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