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Jill Atkins - Author

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Books by Jill Atkins

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Lily hates her athletics training but wants to please her parents, though she'll never be as good as her brother, Abe. One day she spots an audition poster at school and discovers her chance to shine lies on the stage, not on the athletics track ... This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Grandad's Magic Torch Independent Reading Turquoise 7

Reading Champion: Grandad's Magic Torch Independent Reading Turquoise 7

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

The children are on a camping holiday with Mum and Grandad. And when Grandad lends them his torch, the adventure really begins! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Mum and Dad Blackbird are looking after three eggs in their nest. Then one day the eggs begin to open ... and one, two, three baby birds appear! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. This story is perfect for those aged 4-6 or following Blue book band in the classroom. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Historical Stories: Great Fire of London

Historical Stories: Great Fire of London

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

As a sleepy William awakes from the cries of Fire, Fire, he thinks something big must be burning. But from the comfort of his own bed he does not realise the whole of London is ablaze! Will is desperate to help save his home and beloved city but are Will and his family in danger? Will they be able to escape with their lives?

Reading Champion: Finn and the Dentist Independent Reading Green 5

Reading Champion: Finn and the Dentist Independent Reading Green 5

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Finn has never been to see the dentist but he is sure he won't like it. Is he right? Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships? This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Reading Champion: A Chance to Shine Independent Reading 18

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Lily hates her athletics training but wants to please her parents, though she'll never be as good as her brother, Abe. One day she spots an audition poster at school and discovers her chance to shine lies on the stage, not on the athletics track ... This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Reading Champion: Hatch! Independent Reading Blue 4

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Mum and Dad Blackbird are looking after three eggs in their nest. Then one day the eggs begin to open ... and one, two, three baby birds appear! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. This story is perfect for those aged 4-6 or following Blue book band in the classroom. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Reading Planet - Votes for Women - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Reading Planet - Votes for Women - Level 8: Fiction (Supernova)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Alice and Rose are sisters growing up in the early years of the 20th century. As far as sixteen-year-old Alice is concerned, there is no more important issue to campaign for than ensuring women get the right to vote. By contrast, her sister Rose is uncertain over whether to support the Suffragette movement that Alice is so passionate about, or to be more like her beloved Granny who believes change can only be achieved through peaceful protest. While the Suffragettes - and Alice - become involved in increasingly dangerous activities to support their cause, Rose is dealing with the effects of the start of World War I, and wondering whether she will ever get the chance to become someone who makes a difference in the world. Will both girls be able to achieve their dreams without risking their lives and going against their own beliefs? Votes for Women 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: 10-11 years

The Flamingo Flap (Yellow Early Reader)

The Flamingo Flap (Yellow Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea Independent Reading 15

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures. This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The Little Green Monster (Purple Early Reader)

The Little Green Monster (Purple Early Reader)

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Lexi and her dad are on a boat trip to spot dolphins. And when Lexi makes a wish to ride a dolphin, she is taken on a magical dream ride. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Cry, Baby

Cry, Baby

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Charlie is fifteen (and a half). She's in her last year at school. She just knows it's going to be a fantastic year. OK, her dad says she's growing up too fast, but what do dads know? Charlie can look after herself. She can. Until she gets pregnant after a party. That changes things. Her life is ruined - and her parents will be furious. Should she keep the baby? Republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

Aftershock

Aftershock

Author: Jill Atkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Maddy survives a dealdy tsunami, but she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry? Aftershock is part of the Sharp Shades 2.0 series. This is a shorter version of the original book published as a Shade 2.0. The Sharp Shades stories are illustrated and have simpler language and a larger font thatn the original book. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Sharp Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10.