Sue Graves - Author

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Books by Sue Graves

Reading Champion: Sandy Cove Rescue Independent Reading 13

Reading Champion: Sandy Cove Rescue Independent Reading 13

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

Jess and Spencer have been learning all about their local environment. When they go on a beach clean one Saturday, they are horrified to find a seal cub entangled in plastic. Their quick thinking ensures that the seal is soon in the best place to recover. 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: Mary and the Great Fire of London Independent Reading 13

Reading Champion: Mary and the Great Fire of London Independent Reading 13

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

One dry, hot night in 1666, Mary was on her way home from the bakery where she worked in Pudding Lane, London. Later that night, a terrible fire broke out in that same bakery... one that would change London forever! 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.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Don't Want to Play Nicely: A book about being kind

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Don't Want to Play Nicely: A book about being kind

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2018

A gentle picture book that examines the issues of selfishness, aggression and kindness in a reassuring way - perfect for young children who struggle with aggressive behaviour. The story offers a way in to talk about how our actions can make others feel and how we can make that better, reinforcing good behaviour. At the end of the story, there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with the big emotions they experience. Finn struggles with caring for other children at school. He can be selfish and he often plays too aggressively. When the other children complain, Mr Hare has an idea. He chooses Finn as the buddy for Jake, a new boy at school. However, Finn does not help Jake, and the other children become really upset with Finn for being so unkind. Finn is soon left out by the other children and is left feeling miserable and lonely. Can Mr Hare help Finn find a way to make it all better? This book is part of a series, Our Emotions and Behaviour, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of identifying and discussing their emotions, boosting their confidence and helping social and emotional development. Each book has a fun story which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together and a wordless storyboard for children to tell a story themselves and reinforce the story's message. The series supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Reading Champion: Thin Ice Independent Reading 11

Reading Champion: Thin Ice Independent Reading 11

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

When friends Lenny and Ted take their bikes off to the woods on a cold, snowy day, Mum warns them to keep away from the icy pond. The trouble is, Lenny just can't resist it and ends up nearly paying a very high price... 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: Lost! Independent Reading White 10

Reading Champion: Lost! Independent Reading White 10

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Evie and George are going on a family holiday to France. They've never been on a ferry before and can't wait! It's very big on board and the children soon find themselves lost! 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. Perfect for 6-8 year olds or those reading book band 10.

Behaviour Matters: Turtle Comes Out of Her Shell - A book about feeling shy

Behaviour Matters: Turtle Comes Out of Her Shell - A book about feeling shy

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being brave when they feel shy and help them find ways to feel more confident. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others. Turtle has a beautiful singing voice, but she feels far to shy to enter the talent show at school. By talking to her friends about it, she develops a way to overcome her shyness in a way that works for her. The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Behaviour Matters: Croc Needs to Wait - A book about patience

Behaviour Matters: Croc Needs to Wait - A book about patience

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being patient, and help them understand the importance of waiting their turn. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others. Croc can never wait for anything - he's alway interrupting, rushes everything and he can never wait to take his turn. Can he learn to slow down and be a little more patient? The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Reading Champion: Hold on to the Mat Independent Reading Yellow 3

Reading Champion: Hold on to the Mat Independent Reading Yellow 3

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2018

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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Jack and Mish are on the slide at the funfair. Mum tells them both to hold on, but Jack has other ideas!

Reading Champion: A Windy Day Independent Reading Blue 4

Reading Champion: A Windy Day Independent Reading Blue 4

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2018

In this story, a very windy day makes it too tricky to do all the farm jobs. Josh thinks it's time to get out the kite! Reading Champion is a series of 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 Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 or who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.

Reading Champion: One of Our Tigers is Missing! Independent Reading Gold 9

Reading Champion: One of Our Tigers is Missing! Independent Reading Gold 9

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Ted and Ava love everything about tigers, and are excited to visit the safari park. When they discover that one of the tigers is missing, their expert knowledge helps the ranger to track the tiger down. 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.

Behaviour Matters: Rhino Learns to be Polite - A book about good manners

Behaviour Matters: Rhino Learns to be Polite - A book about good manners

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to being polite, and help them understand the importance of using nice manners. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others. Rhino does not have very nice manners, especially at the dinner table. But soon no one wants to sit near him at lunch time and he even misses out on tea at his friend's house. It is time for Rhino to bring out his very best manners! The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Behaviour Matters: Cheetah Learns to Play Nicely - A book about being a good sport

Behaviour Matters: Cheetah Learns to Play Nicely - A book about being a good sport

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what fair play is, and help them understand the importance of being a good sport. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others. Cheetah always wants to win - no matter what it takes. But when his friends no longer want to play with him, he decides to look at his behaviour and start playing more nicely. The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Reading Champion: I Look Like Mum Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: I Look Like Mum Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2018

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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Bella gets dressed up to look just like her mum.

Reading Champion: The Big Box Independent Reading Pink 1B

Reading Champion: The Big Box Independent Reading Pink 1B

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2018

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 Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, a big box becomes lots of different things to play with!

Reading Champion: I Like Red Independent Reading Pink 1B

Reading Champion: I Like Red Independent Reading Pink 1B

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2018

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 Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Max loves everything red - especially his favourite team!

Reading Champion: Bob's Cab Independent Reading Red 2

Reading Champion: Bob's Cab Independent Reading Red 2

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2018

It's getting very full in Bob's cab as he stops to pick up each passenger and their pet - will they all fit? 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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Bob stops to pick up lots of passengers and their animals...but his cab gets very full!

Reading Champion: I Like My Dad Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: I Like My Dad Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, a boy shows us all the different ways his dad looks after him - and why he likes his dad so much.

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: Dad Gets the Cat Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dad has to keep rescuing the cat. Will she ever learn her lesson?

Reading Champion: Hold on to the Mat Independent Reading Yellow 3

Reading Champion: Hold on to the Mat Independent Reading Yellow 3

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

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 Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Jack and Mish are on the slide at the funfair. Mum tells them both to hold on, but Jack has other ideas!

Reading Champion: I Look Like Mum Independent Reading Pink 1A

Reading Champion: I Look Like Mum Independent Reading Pink 1A

Author: Sue Graves, Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Bella gets dressed up to look just like her mum.

Reading Champion: Bob's Cab Independent Reading Red 2

Reading Champion: Bob's Cab Independent Reading Red 2

Author: Sue Graves, Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2017

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 Red 2 stories are perfect for children aged 4-5 who are reading at book band 2 (Red) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Bob stops to pick up lots of passengers and their animals...but his cab gets very full!

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Don't Want to Play Nicely: A book about being kind

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Don't Want to Play Nicely: A book about being kind

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2017

A gentle picture book that examines the issues of selfishness, aggression and kindness in a reassuring way - perfect for young children who struggle with aggressive behaviour. The story offers a way in to talk about how our actions can make others feel and how we can make that better, reinforcing good behaviour. At the end of the story, there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with the big emotions they experience. Finn struggles with caring for other children at school. He can be selfish and he often plays too aggressively. When the other children complain, Mr Hare has an idea. He chooses Finn as the buddy for Jake, a new boy at school. However, Finn does not help Jake, and the other children become really upset with Finn for being so unkind. Finn is soon left out by the other children and is left feeling miserable and lonely. Can Mr Hare help Finn find a way to make it all better? This book is part of a series, Our Emotions and Behaviour, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of identifying and discussing their emotions, boosting their confidence and helping social and emotional development. Each book has a fun story which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together and a wordless storyboard for children to tell a story themselves and reinforce the story's message. The series supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Want to Win! A book about being a good sport

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Want to Win! A book about being a good sport

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2017

A gentle picture book that examines the issues of competitiveness, frustration, patience and resilience in a reassuring way - perfect for young children who struggle with always needing to win. The story offers a way in to talk about our frustrations and how we can manage them, reinforcing good behaviour. At the end of the story, there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with the big emotions they experience. Bella always needs to win - no matter what. She gets really cross if she is beaten at any game, and she is never gracious in defeat. If she isn't winning, she would rather give up than carry on trying. When Bella struggles in the den-building competition, she would much rather give up and not take part. But can she learn to keep going and do her best, and be a good sport to the winner? This book is part of a series, Our Emotions and Behaviour, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of identifying and discussing their emotions, boosting their confidence and helping social and emotional development. Each book has a fun story which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together and a wordless storyboard for children to tell a story themselves and reinforce the story's message. The series supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Behaviour Matters: Hippo Owns Up - A book about telling the truth Big Book

Behaviour Matters: Hippo Owns Up - A book about telling the truth Big Book

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what honesty is, and help them understand the importance of owning up to your mistakes. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others.Hippo is having a bad day. It all started when he missed his breakfast. He can't concentrate in class and his tummy won't stop rumbling. And when he sees Mrs Croc's special chocolate cake, he can't resist. Now somebody else is getting the blame for eating it. Will Hippo do the right thing and tell the truth and make amends for what he's done?The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Behaviour Matters: Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention Big Book

Behaviour Matters: Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention Big Book

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Behaviour Matters: Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied

Behaviour Matters: Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

This simple, engaging story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what bullying is, and help them become aware of how their behaviour can impact on other children.There are even suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children understand.When Leopard arrives at Jungle School, Giraffe doesn't want to include him and tries to exclude him from joining in. So when Leopard has a birthday party he doesn't invite Giraffe, even though he has invited all his friends. Slowly Giraffe begins to understand how Leopard must have felt when he started school. Can the two of them learn to become friends after all? The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Behaviour Matters: Elephant Learns to Share - A book about sharing

Behaviour Matters: Elephant Learns to Share - A book about sharing

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

A lively picture book that examines the issue of not sharing in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who don't want to share. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Elephant hates sharing anything. When Gran gives him a bat and ball set, he finds it impossible to play by himself. He needs to find friends to play with, but will anyone want to join his game?It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

I Don't Want to Be Nice! A Book about Showing Kindness

I Don't Want to Be Nice! A Book about Showing Kindness

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2017

I Want to Win! A Book about Being a Good Sport

I Want to Win! A Book about Being a Good Sport

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2017

Behaviour Matters: Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

Behaviour Matters: Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2016

A lively picture book that examines the issue of being worried in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who have feelings of anxiety and worry. The story offers a gentle way in to discussing the things children worry about. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Lion is off on a school trip to Jungle Land - the most exciting theme park EVER! He should be thrilled, but he cannot stop worrying and it's ruining the trip for him. Can Miss Bird and his friends help him to relax and have fun? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Behaviour Matters: Elephant Learns to Share - A book about sharing

Behaviour Matters: Elephant Learns to Share - A book about sharing

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2016

A lively picture book that examines the issue of not sharing in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who don't want to share. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Elephant hates sharing anything. When Gran gives him a bat and ball set, he finds it impossible to play by himself. He needs to find friends to play with, but will anyone want to join his game? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Behaviour Matters: Hippo Owns Up - A book about telling the truth

Behaviour Matters: Hippo Owns Up - A book about telling the truth

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what honesty is, and help them understand the importance of owning up to your mistakes. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children fully understand how their behaviour can impact on others. Hippo is having a bad day. It all started when he missed his breakfast. He can't concentrate in class and his tummy won't stop rumbling. And when he sees Mrs Croc's special chocolate cake, he can't resist. Now somebody else is getting the blame for eating it. Will Hippo do the right thing and tell the truth and make amends for what he's done? The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

Behaviour Matters: Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied

Behaviour Matters: Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

This simple, engaging story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what bullying is, and help them become aware of how their behaviour can impact on other children.There are even suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children understand. When Leopard arrives at Jungle School, Giraffe doesn't want to include him and tries to exclude him from joining in. So when Leopard has a birthday party he doesn't invite Giraffe, even though he has invited all his friends. Slowly Giraffe begins to understand how Leopard must have felt when he started school. Can the two of them learn to become friends after all? The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.

The Red Balloon Level 6

The Red Balloon Level 6

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 6 books provide an advance on level 5. Sentences are still highly repetitive but slightly longer, with simple story development supported by illustrations. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Although the focus at level 6 remains on reading the core words, the concept of reading hamzat al-wasl and sun letters correctly is introduced in non-verbal sentences of up to 4-5 words. The red balloon flies up, up and away! Follow the balloon's journey over the captivating landscape of the rooftops, river, mountains and the sea in this simple non-fiction recount. The flow chart on pages 14 and 15 allows children to discuss and recap the balloon's journey.

Behaviour Matters: Tiger Has a Tantrum - A book about feeling angry

Behaviour Matters: Tiger Has a Tantrum - A book about feeling angry

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

A lively picture book that examines feelings of anger in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who are experiencing angry emotions. The story offers a gentle way in to discuss this difficult emotion. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Tiger is in a terrible mood. He has been angry with everyone all day. Then Monkey accidentally chooses the book that Tiger wanted and Tiger has a full blown tantrum in the library. How can Miss Bird help Tiger to manage his anger, and how can he make up with his friends? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Behaviour Matters: Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention Big Book

Behaviour Matters: Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention Big Book

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Behaviour Matters: Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

Behaviour Matters: Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

A lively picture book that examines the issue of being worried in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who have feelings of anxiety and worry. The story offers a gentle way in to discussing the things children worry about. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Lion is off on a school trip to Jungle Land - the most exciting theme park EVER! He should be thrilled, but he cannot stop worrying and it's ruining the trip for him. Can Miss Bird and his friends help him to relax and have fun? It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. 'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 8: Story of our Lives

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 8: Story of our Lives

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Story of our Lives is the true story of the Hancock family. Family photographs and documents are woven together to create an entrancing tale of how one family experienced some of the world's most important historical events.TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Didn't Do It!: A book about telling the truth

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Didn't Do It!: A book about telling the truth

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Poppy doesn't always tell the truth at home. She doesn't always tell the truth at school either. Now she's getting other children into trouble. Can she learn that it's better to own up than to tell a lie? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3+

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry

Our Emotions and Behaviour: I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Sam is having a bad day and nothing is going right. Dad is too busy to play with him, he doesn't like his lunch and he doesn't enjoy Archie's party. Can Aunt Jen help him to stop feeling so angry This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: But What If? A book about feeling worried

Our Emotions and Behaviour: But What If? A book about feeling worried

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Daisy is moving to a new house and a new school. She is worried. What if she doesn't like her new neighbours or teacher? What if her cat runs away? Can Grandpa help her feel less worried? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: Take a Deep Breath: A book about being brave

Our Emotions and Behaviour: Take a Deep Breath: A book about being brave

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Josh doesn't like people looking at him and he's in the school play! Can Miss Button help him to be brave? And can Miss Button be brave when she is faced by something she doesn't like? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

Our Emotions and Behaviour: But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3-5.

Our Emotions and Behaviour: Not Fair, Won't Share - A book about sharing

Our Emotions and Behaviour: Not Fair, Won't Share - A book about sharing

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Miss Clover has made a space station. Posy, Ben and Alfie must take turns to play with it. But Posy doesn't want to share, and everyone gets cross. Can the children learn to enjoy it together? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story related to the subject, encouraging speaking and listening skills. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Shopping for Clothes

Shopping for Clothes

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Tap in a Pan! Band 01a Pink A/Band 10 White

Tap in a Pan! Band 01a Pink A/Band 10 White

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2013

This non-fiction book by Sue Graves looks at festivals around the world, from Jamaica and China to India and Thailand. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 1A / Pink A, which offers emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. *Text type: An information book *A world map on pages 14 to 15 shows where the countries in the book are located to give children context and to help them recap information. *Curriculum links: Geography, Citizenship

Set Off and Stop Band 02a Red A/Band 08 Purple

Set Off and Stop Band 02a Red A/Band 08 Purple

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2013

With vibrant and lively photographs, this non-fiction book explores various movements in sport including spinning, skidding, dragging and stopping. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 2A / Red A, which provides predictable text, and an interest level of Band 8 / Purple. *Text type: An information book *A simple pictorial summary with labels on pages 14 to 15 provides an opportunity to recap and discuss the information in the book. *Curriculum links: Science, P.E.

DIP IN Band 01a/Pink a

DIP IN Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Pam, Pip and Dad visit the village fete and try to win prizes at the lucky dip stall. When Pip dips extra deep he gets more than he bargained for! This sweet story is written by Sue Graves and beautifully illustrated by Sandra Aguilar. * Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations.* Text type: A simple story with a familiar setting* Pages 14-15 provide an opportunity for children to recap the story.* Curriculum links: PSHE

Sir Kevin and the Challenges

Sir Kevin and the Challenges

Author: Sue Graves, Kim Blundell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Hubert Shrubb Takes Charge

Hubert Shrubb Takes Charge

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Dockside: Deadly Custard (Stage 4, Book 9)

Dockside: Deadly Custard (Stage 4, Book 9)

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Dockside, the award-winning reading intervention programme, is specifically designed for older children who are struggling with their reading, or for children learning English as an additional language. It provides an opportunity for children to practise their reading skills at a suitable level with age-appropriate storylines. A handy breakdown of key words is included as well as question prompts to encourage discussion. The series is set in an everyday world featuring a range of strong characters and stories to which children can relate, and enjoy, providing a unique approach to reading intervention.

But Why Can't I?

But Why Can't I?

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Tadpoles: Grandpa's Car

Tadpoles: Grandpa's Car

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2011

Grandpa and Alfie are off to the shops in Grandpa's car, but when Alfie sees the car, he would much rather get the bus ... Tadpoles are original stories for young readers told in large text under 80 words, with full colour illustrations to support the story.

Not Fair, Won't Share

Not Fair, Won't Share

Author: Sue Graves Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Up, Up and Away Band 02a/Red a

Up, Up and Away Band 02a/Red a

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2005

The red balloon flies up, up and away! Follow the balloon's journey over the captivating landscape of the rooftops, river, mountains and the sea in this simple non-fiction recount. * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type - A simple non-fction recount. * The flow chart on pages 14 and 15 allows children to discuss and recap the balloon's journey. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Ice Cream Band 09/Gold

Ice Cream Band 09/Gold

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Find out lots of fascinating, mouth-watering facts about ice cream, including what it is made from, how it is made, and when people first ate it. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - An information book. * A contents page can be found at the front of the book and a glossary and index on pages 22 and 23. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Living in a diverse world; Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?; History: Why do we remember people? * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Badger Citizenship and PSHE for Year 6 Teacher Book with Copymasters

Badger Citizenship and PSHE for Year 6 Teacher Book with Copymasters

Author: Sue Graves Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/09/2004

Along the Seashore

Along the Seashore

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2002

Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure

Author: Sue Graves Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2002