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Books in the series: Reading Ladder Level 2

Monster Rhymes

Monster Rhymes

Author: Sheryl Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Warm and funny poems about some not so scary monsters. Perfect for children learning to read. Do you know what a vampire's favourite food is? Or why werewolves howl at the moon? Find out some surprising things about your favourite monsters! BOOK BAND: TURQUOISE The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Sheryl Webster is the author of many children's books, including the Fang Family series for Pearson Education's school reader programme and picture books Tinysaurus and What the Small Rabbit Heard for Andersen Press. She lives in Liverpool with her husband and four children, who provide plenty of ideas and inspiration for her books! Richard Watson was snapped up by the Bright Agency soon after he gained a 1st class degree in Illustration at Lincoln University and his books have now been published all over the world. Richard's work is mainly produced digitally but he is also a keen sketcher and painter. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

Jam Jar Genie

Jam Jar Genie

Author: Sam Hay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Ethan learns that you have to be careful what you wish for in this very funny, colour-illustrated reader by Sam Hay. Perfect for children learning to read. Saturday morning shopping with Mum is SO BORING. That is, until Ethan finds a genie living in a jar of raspberry jam! Ethan can't believe it - he could have anything he wants! But his wishes don't quite turn out how he planned ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every book they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for early readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss Ideal for beginner readers aged 5-6 All Reading Ladder titles are developed with leading literacy consultant Nikki Gamble, making them perfect early years reading books for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading throughout Key Stage 1. Book band: Purple For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, see our reading ladder page www.egmont.co.uk/reading-ladder

Norman the Naughty Knight and the Flying Horse

Norman the Naughty Knight and the Flying Horse

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Norman and Doris the Dragon get ready for the big joust - but Norman's silly stories land him in trouble again in this brilliantly funny adventure, perfect for children learning to read. There's going to be a jousting contest at Creaky Castle - Norman and Doris the Dragon can't wait! But when Norman starts telling silly stories to the knights taking part, he ends up in real trouble - he's going to need to learn how to joust! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie

Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie

Author: Lori Haskins Houran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

It's time for a bake-off in this colour-illustrated early reader featuring everyone's favourite flat boy, Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read. When Stanley and Arthur visit their friend the baker they find he needs their help - it's the Food Fair on Saturday and the baker is fresh out of ideas! Then Stanley has a brainwave ... will it be a recipe for disaster, or has he just come up with the next BIG thing? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Space Knights and Ice Dragons

Author: Sheryl Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Knights and dragons plays trick on each other... in space! A colour-illustrated early reader by Sheryl Webster. Perfect for children learning to read. Arthur and his Space Knights of the Round Planet are sick of the ice dragons playing tricks on them all the time. But when a baby ice dragon gets stranded on the Round Planet, Arthur makes a new friend... and has an idea that will solve the problem once and for all! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Big Bad Troll

Big Bad Troll

Author: Pete Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A football-loving prince takes on a troll in this hilarious colour-illustrated early reader by Sally Prue. Perfect for children learning to read. Prince Sam doesn't like being a prince - his 'How-to-Be-a-Good-Prince' lessons are boring and it's hard to play football with a crown on. But then a BIG BAD TROLL turns up and the people of Flat Town need Prince Sam to save them! Will he defeat the troll, or will he get squashed flat?? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Max's Amazing Models

Max's Amazing Models

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Meet Max, the boy whose inventions come to life, in this colour-illustrated early reader by acclaimed author, Linda Chapman. Perfect for children learning to read. Max loves making models - he makes robots, aliens and spaceships, all out of paper, card and glue. But these are no ordinary models - Max has a magic switch that make his models come to life! And when a messy monster, an evil wheelie bin and ninja sheep start causing trouble, Max's amazing models might just save the day! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Show and Tell Flat Stanley!

Show and Tell Flat Stanley!

Author: Lori Haskins Houran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

A charming school story with full-colour illustrations, starring Jeff Brown's classic character Flat Stanley. Everyone has something exciting to share at Show-and-Tell. Even Miss Plum - she has a sparkly new engagement ring. But when the ring goes missing, only Stanley can save the day! Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Other Flat Stanley Reading Ladder titles are available: Flat Stanley Plays Ball Flat Stanley Goes Camping Flat Stanley: The Fire Station Flat Stanley: The Haunted House The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Ordinary George

Ordinary George

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

A warm, witty tale about family and celebrating difference, from the award-winning author of the Penny Dreadful series and Joe All Alone. Perfect for children learning to read. Everything about the Jones family is extraordinary - even their dog Digger, who can dance the can-can. Well, nearly everything ... George Jones is utterly ordinary, and he hates it. But now the school talent contest is looming. Will George be able to discover exactly what it is that makes him extraordinary before he has to go up on stage? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Classic storytelling from the former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, perfect for children learning to read. At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple Classic storytelling from the former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, perfect for children learning to read. At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Danny Dreadnought Saves the World

Danny Dreadnought Saves the World

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A funny yet heart-warming story from an award-winning author, perfect for fun-loving, fearless children who are learning to read. The Bugulons are the scariest creatures in the entire universe. So when they decide to invade Earth, they reckon it will be easy. But those Bugulons had better watch out, because down on Earth is Danny Dreadnought, and he isn't scared of anything! Even the fastest rollercoasters, the snappiest crocodiles and the creepiest crawlies don't frighten him ... Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Monster Eyeballs

Monster Eyeballs

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A brilliant school story explroing themes of bullying and getting along, by award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Jaqueline Wilson. Perfect for children learning to read. Mark is the class bully. He loves scaring everyone. But has he met his match with Kate and the Monster Eyeballs? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Sinclair the Wonder Bear

Sinclair the Wonder Bear

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

The exciting tale of a stuffed superhero's good deeds, perfect for children learning to read. From award-winning author Malorie Blackman. Sinclair is no ordinary teddy bear. At night, when his owner Emily is fast asleep, he becomes a Wonder Bear, flying all over the world, and magically changing himself into new materials to save people in danger. One night, in India, France and Australia, he's a very busy bear indeed! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A spooky but funny story about Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley - everyone's favourite flat boy - perfect for children learning to read. Stanley and his brother Arthur are going to their school's Halloween party. They dress up in costumes and Stanley is particularly looking forward to the limbo competition. They're rather disappointed by the haunted house, though - it's really not very scary. But when they see a bully upsetting their friend Martin, they decide to teach him a lesson - by being very scary indeed! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Mr Crookodile

Mr Crookodile

Author: John Bush Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A comic caper that will have you laughing all the way to the bank from John Bush and Korky Paul. Perfect for children learning to read. Mr Crocodile needs a job. So says Mrs Crocodile. But what to do? Luckily, Mr. Crocodile is a croc with imagination. He could be a soccer star - Mr Soccerdile has a nice ring to it. Or perhaps a cook - Mr Cookodile sounds splendid. But what would be even easier for a lazy croc would be to turn into Mr Crookodile and rob a bank! However, despite a cunning disguise, Mr. Crocodile's plans start to unravel in a very funny way... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Norman the Naughty Knight

Norman the Naughty Knight

Author: Smriti Halls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Telling tales lands Norman in tons of trouble in this funny adventure that's perfect for children learning to read. Norman the Knight has told so many silly stories that his family are all fed up. What will happen when a real, scaly, smoky, fire-breathing dragon comes knocking on the door of Creaky Castle? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Cake Test

Cake Test

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A charming princess story by Pippa Goodhart, perfect for children learning to read. When King Frederick and Queen Gwen have triplet daughters, they're delighted. However, there's a bit of a muddle when they're born, and no one knows which one is the eldest, and therefore the heir. So when King Frederick wants to retire, he has to decide who will be Queen. Will it be Princess Hazel, Princess Apple or Princess Cherry? He sets his daughters a test - whoever can bake a cake, following the instructions but also adding their own flourish, will rule after him. The princesses all have their individual qualities - but who has the right ingredients to be Queen? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise A charming princess story by Pippa Goodhart, perfect for children learning to read. When King Frederick and Queen Gwen have triplet daughters, they're delighted. However, there's a bit of a muddle when they're born, and no one knows which one is the eldest, and therefore the heir. So when King Frederick wants to retire, he has to decide who will be Queen. Will it be Princess Hazel, Princess Apple or Princess Cherry? He sets his daughters a test - whoever can bake a cake, following the instructions but also adding their own flourish, will rule after him. The princesses all have their individual qualities - but who has the right ingredients to be Queen? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Witches Do Not Like Bicycles

Witches Do Not Like Bicycles

Author: Patricia Forde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

The third title featuring Lola, the little sister who's larger than life! Perfect for children learning to read. Poor Natalie's broken her leg and is stuck up in her bedroom all alone. But Lola has a plan to keep Natalie from getting bored. It involves a walkie-talkie, her new imaginary friend Mrs Beasly, a puppy called Pebbles, a pig, an elephant and a witch. Oh, and Natalie's brand new birthday bike that she only got to ride once... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple The third title featuring Lola, the little sister who's larger than life! Perfect for children learning to read. Poor Natalie's broken her leg and is stuck up in her bedroom all alone. But Lola has a plan to keep Natalie from getting bored. It involves a walkie-talkie, her new imaginary friend Mrs Beasly, a puppy called Pebbles, a pig, an elephant and a witch. Oh, and Natalie's brand new birthday bike that she only got to ride once... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Dinosaur Disasters

Dinosaur Disasters

Author: Kate Agnew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A fun and lively dinosaur story of prehistoric preportions, perfect for children learning to read. Sam and his little sister Rosa are having a dinosaur day with Dad. They see the dinosaur eggs at the museum, colour in some dinosaur pictures and make dinosaur biscuits. It's a lot of fun, but somehow there's always a dinosaur disaster just waiting to happen. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Dilly and the Birthday Treat

Dilly and the Birthday Treat

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A funny, cheeky story about one very naughty little dinosaur by Tony Bradman. Perfect for children learning to read. It's Dad's birthday and Dorla has already got him a present. Dilly has nothing to give him but Dad says that all he wants is for Dilly to be good for the day. The challenge is on! Can Dilly be good for one whole day? It's going to be tough, especially with a sister determined to make him snap ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Who Loves Mr. Tubs?

Who Loves Mr. Tubs?

Author: Bel Mooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A story that tugs on the heartstrings, perfect for children learning to read. It's Kitty's birthday and she is given a trendy new doll, Suki. Mr Tubs is pleased Kitty is happy, but now it's Suki who Kitty takes everywhere. Mr Tubs doesn't mind waiting for Kitty to remember him, but he wishes she'd hurry up. When Mum gives him to Tom, the baby, Mr Tubs is happy to be useful again. But Kitty is furious. And Tom needs looking after - Mr Tubs can't just leave him now! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Mairi's Mermaid

Mairi's Mermaid

Author: Lucy Richards, Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A charming mermaid story by master story-teller Michael Morpurgo, perfect for children learning to read. Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

It's a Dog's Life

It's a Dog's Life

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A funny, heartwarming animal story from a master storyteller, perfect for children learning to read. Lula always likes me to go with her to the end of the lane. She loves a bit of a cuddle and a lick or two before the school bus comes. Oh Russ, she whispers. A horse. It's all I want for my birthday. And I'm thinking - excuse me, but what's so great about a horse? Isn't a dog good enough? The touching tale of one girl and her dog exploring farm life, from Britain's best-loved children's author, Michael Morpurgo. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Big Red Balloon

Big Red Balloon

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple Meet the queen in this sweet story by Anne Fine, perfect for children learning to read. Pip's class are sending big red helium balloons off to celebrate their school's 100th anniversary. They ask the people who find them to tell them how far they'd gone. One lands just down the road, one is found in the next town - but Pip's flies all the way to Buckingham Palace! And Pip gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Spinderella

Spinderella

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Follow the Swallow

Follow the Swallow

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A tale of friendship and exploration, perfect for children learning to read. By Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple

Dilly and the Goody-Goody

Dilly and the Goody-Goody

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Dilly the dinosaur gets up to lots of mischief in this colour-illustrated early reader by internationally acclaimed author, Tony Bradman. Perfect for children learning to read. Dilly's mother invites a good, quiet dinosaur to tea. But Dilly, the world's naughtiest dinosaur, invents some messy new games and soon there are two naughty dinosaurs on the loose! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange Dilly the dinosaur gets up to lots of mischief in this colour-illustrated early reader by internationally acclaimed author, Tony Bradman. Perfect for children learning to read. Dilly's mother invites a good, quiet dinosaur to tea. But Dilly, the world's naughtiest dinosaur, invents some messy new games and soon there are two naughty dinosaurs on the loose! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

My Secret Alien

My Secret Alien

Author: Elizabeth Dale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Three funny stories about a young boy and his pocket-sized alien friend, perfect for children learning to read. When Charlie finds a tiny alien in his pocket, he's thrilled to make a new friend. But Zak's excitement soon makes a mess of the house. Can the pair tidy up before Mum comes home? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. * Clear type * Up to 8 lines per page * Bright, appealing pictures for added interest * A variety of sentence structures * A wider range of vocabulary * Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A brilliant campfire tale for fans of Flat Stanley, perfect for children learning to read. Stanley has promised not to get into trouble on the Lambchop family camping trip, but when you're flat, everything is an adventure. Stanley has to parachute off a mountain, ride the river rapids and escape a smelly skunk! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Under the Bed

Under the Bed

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Perfect for children learning to read, this is a wonderful story about facing fears as a family from Anne Fine, a former Children's Laureate whose awards include the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. There's never been anything scary under the bed since I was born, and there is nothing scary now. I really believe that. I keep believing it for about five minutes. Then I get less sure. Mum, Dad, Harry and Nana are at their wits' end. How can they prove to Toby that there are no monsters under the bed, so that they can finally get some sleep? Will a new bicycle help? Or a magic spell? Or does this call for something completely different...? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Purple