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Collins Big Cat 2013

Collins Big Cat 2013

Reach Every Child

Reach Every Child

Highlights from Collins Big Cat Decodable Phonic readers

Progress for struggling readers

Put the fun into phonics with quality decodable books. Ideal for send-home, every book contains guidance for parents to help get the most out of the book with their child. Brilliant children’s authors provide real books to develop the skills for real reading.

Books tailor-made for struggling children aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded for interest and ability level, with topics connected to the curriculum and a particular focus on boys’ interests. These fantastic books not only help to bring reading levels up to KS2 standard, but encourage children to love reading too.

Brilliant new books for Key Stage 2

iPad Apps

Introduce your class to the classics with a retelling of Great Expectations, plus top quality poetry and drama and some inspiring new biographies and autobiographies.

Learn anytime and anywhere with our new range of iPad apps that help to strengthen home-school links. Record your own narration of the story and play it back, plus create a new book using key vocabulary and character images.

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Contents Key

What’s new

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Component chart

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Age 4-11

For ages 4-11

How Collins Big Cat teaches reading

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EY

For Early Years

Phonics

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KS1

For Key Stage 1

Struggling Readers

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KS2

For Key Stage 2

AS

Age 3-7

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Assessment Support

CP

For Cambridge Primary

Age 7-11

40 PD

Professional Development

IPC

For International Primary Curriculum

Talking Books

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Digital

50 PYP

Writing Competition

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Contact your rep

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Matches the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

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Why Collins Big Cat? Series editor: Cliff Moon

Collins Big Cat is a reading programme that provides real books for real reading. Inspire and motivate your young readers with top quality books, with 50/50 fiction and non-fiction from much-loved authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and many more.

Monitor and improve reading levels for all children with extensive teacher support

Ensure measurable progression and understanding with expert levelling and a variety of reading strategies, including phonics

Provide a rich and enjoyable reading experience with a wide variety of writing genres, illustrations, book formats and text types

Ideal for independent reading, group reading and for send-home, the books support parents to get the most out of reading with their child

Our children really love the Collins Big Cat series. The children find the books interesting and enjoyable to read, they are definitely a favourite at our school! Vicki Costello, Park Hill Primary

Free online: www.collinsbigcat.com APP Matching Charts Free worksheets Scottish resources

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KS1

KS2

AS

CP

IPC

PYP

What’s new for Key Stage 1 28 new titles in the Green-Lime Bands for Collins Big Cat are out now for you and your 5-7 year olds to love.

Introduce literary heritage to the primary classroom in Dickens’ bicentenary year with a reworking of the classic tale Oliver Twist and a non-fiction book about the life of the author

Inspire your class with Olympic Heroes

Mark 100 years since the sinking of The Titanic, a book that will capture children’s imaginations as they read the story behind the doomed liner

Encourage your Year 2s to look at poetry more closely with I Never Know How Poems Start by the well-loved poet Michael Rosen

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Age 3-11

Sample pages from I Never Know How Poems Start

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What’s new for Key Stage 2 24 new titles for the Copper-Diamond Bands in Collins Big Cat are out now for you and your 7-11 year olds to love.

Do some background reading for Black History Week with biographies of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

Two new autobiographies by adventurer James Adair and wheelchair basketball Paralympian Ade Adepitan

Introduce your class to poetry and drama with a new play in partnership with Polka Theatre, London and two new poetry anthologies

Plus even more books on history and science themes

Get your pupils reading the classics with a fantastic retelling of the Dickens novel Great Expectations

Chapter 1

I lived at the forge with Joe and Mrs Joe. My trembly fears were the result of living with Mrs Joe. The small warm feeling I had of not being quite alone in

I didn’t have great expectations. I didn’t have any expectations. I had a great many trembly fears.

the world came from living with Joe. “Ever the best of friends, eh Pip?” said Joe. Pip – that was me.

I spent a lot of time in the graveyard. It’s the first place I remember. Not the forge, with the red fire and the low roof and the wild bare marsh all around. Not the wet, rutty road that led to the village and then to the town and then on to far-off wonders: London, perhaps, or the end of the world. The graveyard. If I felt in the right place anywhere at all it was in there, puzzling over the gravestones. My father was there, and my mother, and my five little brothers. The reason I wasn’t there too was a mystery to everyone.

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Sample pages from Great Expectations

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New phonic readers A brand new selection of 20 phonic readers will be available in January 2013. ●

With the usual 50/50 split of fiction and non-fiction, they are perfect for phonic practice both in the classroom and at home.

The new decodable readers are fun and motivating and complement any existing scheme.

To fi nd out more about Collins Big Cat Phonics, please see pages 14-19.

New struggling reader progress books New Collins Big Cat series Progress was launched to help struggling readers in 2012. ●

Now another 32 titles will be added to the series in May 2013, this time with a higher reading ability level, which has been much requested by teachers.

The new releases cover reading levels Orange-Gold, with interest levels of Copper-Diamond.

There’s a greater choice than ever to help close the reading gap between KS1 and KS2 and develop a love of reading in every pupil.

Plus new decodable progress readers too New for September, we are pleased to offer a range of decodable Progress books for struggling readers. Aimed at children in Year 2 who have failed the phonics screening check, the books provide catch-up support to get them back on track. To fi nd out more about Collins Big Cat Progress, please see pages 20-23.

For the latest information on all these new titles visit www.collinsbigcat.com and sign up to our emails to be the first to hear about new resources

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Collins Big Cat Component Chart Age

3–4

4–5

5–6

Year Group

Reception / P1

Year 1 / P2

National Curriculum Level

Towards 1

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6–7 Year 2 / P3 Towards 2

Year 2–3 / P3–4 2+ (Towards 3)

2

Band

0

1A

1B

2A

2B

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Fiction

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

13 Books

16 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

7 Books

7 Books

Non-fiction

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

10 Books

10 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

9 Books

7 Books

7 Books

Teacher Resources

Assessment and Support Guide A

Assessment and Support Guide B

1 Poetry Big Book

1 Poetry Big Book

1 Non-fiction Big Book

1 Non-fiction Big Book

Assessment and Support Guide C

Assessment and Support Guide D

1 Reading Activity Handbook

Talking Books On CD or Download Individual Titles

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

2

1

1

2

2

1

e-resources

e-resources

e-resources

e-resources

e-resources

e-resources

Digital Resources: E-Resources, CD-Roms, Flipcharts

CD-Rom A

CD-Rom B

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

1 CD

CD-Rom C

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart flipchart

Phonic Fiction

3 fiction

3 fiction

5 fiction

5 fiction

5 fiction

5 fiction

Phonic Non-fiction

3 nonfiction

3 nonfiction

5 nonfiction

5 nonfiction

5 nonfiction

5 nonfiction

Phonic Talking Books Phonic Teacher Resources

1 CD

1 CD

1 Phonics Handbook and CD-Rom

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8–9

9–10

Year 3 / P4

Year 4 / P5

Year 5 / P6

10–11 Year 6 / P7

Age

Year 6+ / P7+

Year Group National Curriculum Level

2+ (Towards 3)

2–3 (Towards 3)

3

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Band

12 Books

12 Books

12 Books

12 Books

8 Books

8 Books

6 Books

Fiction

8 Books

8 Books

8 Books

8 Books

8 Books

8 Books

6 Books

Non-fiction

3+

Assessment and Support Guide E

4–5

Collins Big Cat

7–8

Assessment and Support Guide F

Teacher Resources

Talking Books

Digital Resources: E-Resources, CD-Roms, Flipcharts

1 fiction

Yellow / Sapphire 1 fiction

Yellow / Diamond 1 fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

Blue / Copper

Blue / Ruby

Blue / Sapphire

Blue / Diamond

1 fiction

1 fiction

1 fiction

1 fiction

Progress (Reading Age / Interest Age)

Yellow / Copper

Yellow / Ruby

1 fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

Green / Copper

Green / Ruby

Green / Sapphire

Green / Diamond

1 fiction

1 fiction

1 fiction

1 fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

1 non-fiction

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How Collins Big Cat teaches reading Ensure precise, measurable progression to support the reading needs of every child – every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon. With high quality illustrations and writing, a huge variety of genres, different book formats and text types, there is a wide choice to keep young minds excited about reading and wanting more.

Seahorses live in warm seas, along muddy shores or in reefs.

They change colour to hide from larger fish that may try to eat them. Seahorses need to hide from people too. 8

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Sample pages from Seahorses

A 50/50 split of fiction and non-fiction to guarantee an engaging read for all the tastes in your classroom.

Sample pages from Brown Bear and Wilbur Wolf

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Every book contains a unique reader response activity and Ideas for reading page, helping you to monitor reading comprehension through dialogue and activities.

Collins Big Cat has made a real difference to our progress in reading. The children love the books and the feedback from parents has been so positive. I would be happy p to recommend it to any school. Yvonne C Cullen, ll S St John’s Primary

Sample pages from Seahorses

Learning objectives, curriculum links, highfrequency and interest words are highlighted, and activities ensure children are reading for meaning and connecting reading to writing.

Ideas for reading Written by Clare Dowdall BA(Ed), MA(Ed) Lecturer and Primary Literacy Consultant

Getting started Learning objectives: find specific information in simple texts; read more challenging texts which can be decoded using acquired phonic knowledge and skills along with automatic recognition of high frequency words; distinguish fiction and non-fiction texts and the different purposes for reading them; ask and answer questions, make relevant contributions, offer suggestions and take turns; convey information and ideas in simple non-narrative forms

• Ask children if they know what a seahorse is and if they can describe what a seahorse looks like.

Curriculum links: Science: Ourselves

• Look at the words seahorses and amazing. Discuss strategies for reading these longer words, e.g. looking for shorter known words or chunks within words; looking for familiar word endings.

High frequency words: about, their, don’t, people Interest words: life cycle, seahorses, special, centimetres, forwards, upright, stomach, shrimps, reefs, coral, pouch, kangaroo, millimetres Word count: 276 Resources: internet

• Look at the cover together. Explain that this is a seahorse and ask children to describe its appearance to a partner using descriptive vocabulary. • Read the blurb together. Ask children if this is a story book or an information book and how they will know.

Reading and responding • Read pp2–3 with children. Ask children to tell you what is special about seahorses. Model how to collect key information from the text, e.g. their tails curl forwards.

• Read the fact box with the children. Explain what a fact box is and that the book is full of facts about seahorses. • Ask children to read aloud to the end of the book. Support them to read and help them to note key facts by asking them questions.

Checking and moving on • Ask children to draw a picture of a seahorse and label the parts with as much information as they can, e.g. they have heads like horses.

Seahorses

Returning to the book • Discuss the idea of a life cycle. Using pp22–23, help children to see that a life cycle doesn’t have a beginning or end and discuss why they think this is. • Challenge children to find a tricky word and explain how they decoded it. • Model how to choose an amazing fact to share. Ask children to work in pairs to find and share an amazing fact that they have learnt from their reading. • Ask children what they have found out about how seahorses have babies. What is different to other animals that they know about?

they have heads like horses

fin they have tails like monkey tails

• Help children to find out more about seahorses using the internet and ask them to make notes of the key facts. • Help children to make a quiz for the class using the amazing facts that they have collected from their reading of the book and their research.

Reading more Spines, Stings and Teeth (Green/Band 5) is another book about creatures under the sea.

Sample pages from Seahorses

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Starter Sets The best-value way to buy Collins Big Cat

Starter Sets contain a complete set of titles from each band with a big discount on the normal price.

They provide the ideal way to boost your reading resources, plug gaps or try out the series – plus they’re quick and easy to order.

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Professional Development Events Collins Big Cat is now offering events to help progress your professional development. These events will provide practical strategies that you can implement in your classroom straight away. ● Strategies and ideas that will really help from expert literacy consultants ● Entertaining and inspiring author talks ● Share ideas and best practice with other teachers

It has been an excellent session – extremely informative and useful. Full of new ideas and ways of improving my own teaching Delegate from the Struggling Readers training day in Hertfordshire.

Fabulous! Very inspiring g and really interesting to listen to. Delegate from the Struggling Readers eaders day in Manchester.

Fantastic day - lots of interesting ideas to take away. The e author talk was inspirational! Delegate from the Struggling li R Readers day in Birmingham.

Photos from a Collins Big Cat event in March 2012

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Collins Big Cat Phonic Readers – Now with Match-Funding Books that put the fun back into phonics! Every one of the 52 phonic readers is fully decodable with high quality writing and illustrations to get children to love reading right from the start – and now they’re match-funded.

Real books written by real children’s authors - developing phonic skills but also a love of reading

Guidance notes in each book means they are suitable for send-home, making phonics straightforward for parents too

Progression is easy as readers are levelled across six book bands, with a mix of 50/50 fiction and non-fiction on every level

The books complement and support other existing phonic programmes

Ideal for phonic practice and to improve fluency by blending and segmenting sounds in words

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KS1

Collins Big Cat

Age 4-6

AS Lots of variety in topics and stories with different characters and designs that make learning phonics genuinely fun

The servants put the ladder by the tree. But they could not catch the moon. “I have a plan,� said Crumb.

The servants went up to the top of the tower. But they could not reach the moon.

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Sample pages from Catching the Moon

Ideas for reading Written by Clare Dowdall BA(Ed), MA(Ed) Lecturer and Primary Literacy Consultant

Learning objectives: retell stories, ordering events using story language; recognise automatically an increasing number of familiar high frequency words; apply phonic knowledge and skills as the prime approach to reading unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable; identify the main events and characters in stories and ďŹ nd speciďŹ c information in simple texts

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Curriculum links: Art and Design: Mother Nature; Science: Earth, Sun and Moon

Â’ 2WaQcaabVSQVO`OQbS`]T6OZEVObYW\R]TP]gWaVS-2WaQcaabVSS\RW\U]T the story. Did he get the moon in the end?

Focus phonemes: ch, al, ow, au, -y

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Fast words: was, to, go, he, what, do, said, we, have, some, put, by, could, very Word count: 269

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Pink A / Band 1A

Nip! Nip! Shoo Rayner It’s a game of hide and seek and Dad the crab is looking for Tim. 978-0-00-733096-6

In a Pit Jane Clarke Sid is sad because his dad is in a pit, but he comes up with a cunning plan to get him out. 978-0-00-733488-9

Pam Naps Helen Cunningham While Pam naps in her rocking chair, her cats cause havoc around her. 978-0-00-742190-9

Pink B / Band 1B

Rat Naps Paul Shipton Sid is a rat at the tip, and Rick the cat is on the look-out for some dinner. 978-0-00-733287-8

Sam and the Nut Sheryl Webster Sam the squirrel has seen a juicy looking nut at the top of a tree. 978-0-00-733499-5

No, Sid, No! Kate Scott When a cat climbs in through the window, Sid tries to chase the intruder away. 978-0-00-742192-3

Red A / Band 2A

Muck It Up! Jane Clarke When two frogs, Plip and Plop, muck up the pond, they decide to clean it up. 978-0-00-723583-4

Ant and Snail Paul Shipton Ant and Snail decide to have a race. 978-0-00-723584-1

Cat and Dog in a Mess Shoo Rayner When Cat and Dog play in the park, Dog gets into a mess. 978-0-00-723582-7

Puff the Pup Tony Mitton Puff the pup is digging a hole and finding lots of interesting things. 978-0-00-742194-7

Panda’s Band Laura Hambleton Panda wants to put together a band and share his music with others. 978-0-00-742195-4

Red B / Band 2B

The Mouse and the Monster Martin Waddell When a mouse meets a monster on the road, he needs to think fast. 978-0-00-723589-6

Bot on the Moon Shoo Rayner Bot, the golf-loving robot, is going for a trip in his rocket ship. 978-0-00-723588-9

We Are Not Fond of Rat! Emma Chichester Clark Poor Rat! No one wants to be his friend. 978-0-00-723590-2

Max Can Do It! Charlotte Raby Bee Rex the dinosaur loves to swing from the trees, but her brother can’t do it. 978-0-00-742198-5

Goat’s Coat Laura Hambleton Goat loves her red coat and Fox loves his spotty socks. 978-0-00-742199-2

Yellow / Band 3

Diggety Dog Michaela Morgan Diggety Dog is looking for a bone but he only seems to uncover trouble! 978-0-00-723595-7

Horse Up a Tree Martin Waddell When Horse went up a tree, he didn’t think about how to get down again. 978-0-00-723596-4

Bart the Shark Paul Shipton Bart the Shark is big and bad. Bart the Shark is feeling mad! 978-0-00-723594-0

The Singing Beetle Linda Strachan Poppy the beetle sings all day, but her singing isn’t very popular. 978-0-00-742202-9

I Spy Fly Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham The fly was hungry, and went to see what he could find. 978-0-00-742203-6

Blue / Band 4

Decodable Fiction

The Small Bun Martin Waddell A hungry man and his wife baked a small bun. 978-0-00-723601-5

Mole and the New Hole Jane Clarke Winter is coming and Mole is looking for a new hole to stay in. 978-0-00-723600-8

Hansel and Gretel Malachy Doyle Hansel and Gretel are left all alone in the Brown Wood. 978-0-00-723602-2

Catching the Moon Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham The King and Queen send their servants out to catch the moon. 978-0-00-742206-7

The Hat Maker and the Chimps Adam Guillain When The Hat Maker stops for a nap a group of chimps steal his hats. 978-0-00-742207-4

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Sip It, Dip It, Tap It Monica Hughes Look at a variety of different types of food from around the world 978-0-00-733490-2

Dip it! Tap it! Catherine Baker Join Dan and Sam as they have fun dipping and tapping. 978-0-00-742191-6

Pink B / Band 1B

Pips in Pots Alison Hawes Photographs of each stage showing how to plant your own pips. 978-0-00-733504-6

In the Net Jillian Powell All the different football skills needed to play the game, score and win. 978-0-00-733501-5

Got It! Charlotte Guillain Follow a young girl as she sets out to catch a crab. 978-0-00-742193-0

Red A / Band 2A

Pet Cat, Big Cat Alison Hawes What are the differences between your pet cat, and a big cat in the wild? 978-0-00-723587-2

Run, Jump, Hop! John Foster Comparing the way animals and humans move. 978-0-00-723586-5

The Big Red Bus Alison Hawes A little girl and her dad as they go for a journey on the big, red bus. 978-0-00-723585-8

Get Fit! Gina Nuttall It’s fun to get fit! Find out different ways to exercise. 978-0-00-742196-1

Chick to Hen Elspeth Graham Follow the life of a chicken – from its early days as a chick, to laying eggs of its own. 978-0-00-742197-8

Feelings Monica Hughes Examining a range of feelings through a little boy and his dog. 978-0-00-723592-6

Thick and Thin Alison Hawes Children compare and contrast different thick and thin things. 978-0-00-723593-3

Pond Dipping Alison Hawes If you dip a net into a pond, what will you see when you scoop it out? 978-0-00-723591-9

I Found a Sound Vic Parker How many sounds do you hear in your day? 978-0-00-742200-5

Pond Food John Townsend Take a look inside a pond and discover the food chain inside. 978-0-00-742201-2

Real Monsters Nic Bishop Follow the adventures of a monster-like lizard. 978-0-00-723598-8

Rock Out! Janice Vale A group of children make instruments out of junk. 978-0-00-723599-5

The Sun and the Moon Paul Shipton The Sun and the Moon both shine on Earth, but differ in many ways. 978-0-00-723597-1

Peas, please! Fiona Macdonald How do peas grow and how do they get from the field to our dinner plates? 978-0-00-742204-3

Frog or Toad? Sue Barraclough What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? 978-0-00-742205-0

Birds Jilly MacLeod Learn about a wide variety of birds from around the world. 978-0-00-723604-6

How to Grow a Beanstalk Janice Vale Discover how to turn a small bean into a tall beanstalk. 978-0-00-723603-9

The Rainforest at Night Nic Bishop Meet the animals and insects that live in the Rainforest. 978-0-00-723605-3

Gorillas Teresa Heapy Find out all about gorillas’ habitat, diet and behaviour. 978-0-00-742208-1

From Cow to Carton Vic Parker Ever wondered how milk gets from the cow in the field to your glass? 978-0-00-742209-8

Blue / Band 4

Yellow / Band 3

Pit Pat! Tip Tap! Jillian Powell Playing with paint, play dough and a sandpit. 978-0-00-733492-6

Red B / Band 2B

Pink A / Band 1A

Decodable Non-Fiction

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Phonics CD-Rom and Handbook A highly interactive, accelerated programme providing everything that you need to turn your pupils into uent readers using systematic synthetic phonics.

Phonics CD-Rom Put the fun back into phonics with bite-sized daily 10 minute sessions. Practice blending and segmenting, learn tricky words and decode and blend non-words too.

42 phonemes are introduced at the rate of one per day – this develops reading and spelling. The word appears one letter at a time to develop independent reading.

After hearing the word, the segmented word appears on screen, developing independent spelling.

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Phonics Handbook Helping you to support phonic learning, the handbook offers Benchmark Assessments to check expected progress during the programme. Clear and practical guidance on how to secure progression is offered for children who are under-achieving. Saving you lesson-planning time, the handbook also contains photocopiable assessment support. You can also find practical tips about how to extend learning, using activities.

COLLINS BIG CAT PHONICS HANDBOOK

DETAILED PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Sessions 27–46 (no longer than 10 minutes, for all subsequent sessions) Tips For blending, point to each sound, then sweep along the word to blend. For segmenting use finger counting with the children – signal each sound by raising a finger, starting with your thumb. If you are left-handed, start with the little finger of your left hand. Play games using a ‘robot’ voice and a puppet who cannot blend three sounds. Say ‘t-a-p’ and ask them which word it makes.

Your observations of the children should indicate several children who will be ready for reading Collins Big Cat Phonics Readers Red A. Work with a small group of two to four children and see how they get on.

Sessions 47–66 Tips

Sing the Alphabet Song and do the Rainbow Letters activity on the CD-ROM. Do the air-writing activity. Using the outside learning area, ask the children to paint their names in water and to make an alphabet snake with letters.

Ask your teaching assistant to observe individual children that may be struggling, using Observation A on page 72 or Benchmark Assessment A on page 63. Is there a hearing difficulty?

1. Say All phonemes from the first set have now been introduced. These go on being repeated every session until 150.

s a t i p n c k ck e o r m d g u l h f b ai j oa ee z w oo (as in wood) oo (as in cool) ie v y (as in yak) ch sh th (as in that) th (as in thank) ng x qu ar er ou oi u-e or

2. Blend Practised for 20 sessions

Make up a story about Stan the slug. Try out more children with Collins Big Cat Phonics Readers.

Make a duplicate set of name cards for sorting into sets, e.g. same initial letter, same number of syllables, boys’ names, girls’ names.

Break up the sessions by using an activity on the CD-ROM on one or two days. Praise children for writing as part of their play, e.g. in their role-play, they can write labels for the ‘shop’. Praise children for attempting to spell words, using their phonic knowledge. Tell them Big Cat and Snappy would be pleased!

1. Say

s a t i p n c k ck e o r m d g u l h f b ai j oa ee z w oo (as in wood) oo (as in cool) ie v y (as in yak) ch sh th (as in that) th (as in thank) ng x qu ar er ou oi u-e or

2. Blend

Focus phoneme groups for words: s a t i p n • c k ck e o r • m d g u l – dog get dig Mum Dad mess sun duck muck pond land slug Stan

Focus phoneme groups for words: s a t i p n • c k ck e o r – can cat ran pop pet pen top rock stop nest

3. Chop

Focus phoneme groups for words: s a t i p n • c k ck e o r • m d g u l – dog get dig Mum Dad mess sun duck muck pond land slug Stan

3. Chop Practised for 20 sessions

Focus phoneme group for words: s a t i p n • c k ck e o r – can cat ran pop pet pen top rock stop nest

4. Fast words

I the • to was • he she • we said • you are • all they my come • me go • like no • have be

4. Fast words

I the • to was he she • we said • you are • all they

5. Read or Write Alternate sessions

5. Read or Write Alternate sessions

It is a nest. It is a nest on a rock. Pop is a pet. Pop is a pet in a nest. Pop is on the top.

Stan is a slug. The dog can get Stan. Stan was on the land. The duck was in the pond. The sun is on Mum and Dad.

I am a rat. I am on the rock. I am on top. I am in the nest. Pop was in the nest. Stop, Pop!

The pond is a mess. A duck is in the muck. Mum can get the dog. We said it was a mess. Mum can dig the land.

The reading section in session 59 37

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Say, Blend, Chop, Fast words, and Read or Write – is summarised so that you can see, at a glance, when new elements are introduced.

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Collins Big Cat Progress Support struggling 7-11 year old readers with books tailor-made for them. Help to develop accurate, fluent readers whilst also inspiring a new love of reading and confidence, and bridge the gap to bring strugglers up from KS1 to KS2 level.

Ensure accuracy and help pupils to catch up - each book is dual-banded for interest and ability level

Avoid stigma - all your 7-11 year olds will want to pick up a Progress book. With age-appropriate illustrations and themes, the books are meaningful to their age group, with topic links to the KS2 curriculum

Promote speaking and listening skills – every book contains a reader response page to check comprehension, plus practical guidance and creative ideas to consolidate learning

A Progress Handbook with tips to support you and your struggling readers is also available, plus Progress talking books too

Discover more about Collins Big Cat Progress Visit www.collinsbigcat.com to learn more about how these resources could help your struggling readers

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KS2

Collins Big Cat

Age 7-11

AS

The books have a particular focus on boys’ interests, with themes and topics to hold their attention

There is an equal split of fiction and non-fiction

The track has jumps and bends. The fastest rider wins a gold medal.

In the Olympics, riders race on a track. 12

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No one lives at Angel House. It’s empty. Angel House is like a huge, dark flower in a wild garden.

The path is covered with grass. The grass reaches past my waist.

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Progress can be used for topic-based classwork – involving the whole class not just struggling readers

Promote speaking and listening skills – use the ideas at the back of the book for practical guidance and creative ideas to consolidate learning

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Yellow

Fiction

In the Game Katy Coope A manga graphic novel. Dan and Sara are bored but little do they know what adventures are about to happen. 978-0-00-742873-1 Interest band Ruby

Top Secret Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom Christine Granville was a British spy who risked her life to save her comrades. 978-0-00-742875-5 Interest band Sapphire

Thin Ice Anne Curtis Captain Scott travelled to the Antarctic in 1901 – the first man in the world ever to go there. 978-0-00-742877-9 Interest band Diamond

The Dolphin King Saviour Pirotta A fisherman injures the Dolphin King and puts the lives of his friends in peril. 978-0-00-742879-3 Interest band Copper

Dinner with a Pirate Saviour Pirotta When Pedro the fisherman catches a swordfish, he decides to share his meal with a captured pirate. 978-0-00-742881-6 Interest band Ruby

Seal Skull Anne Curtis A boy takes home a seal skull that he finds at the beach. It has dark, empty eyes that stare back at him. 978-0-00-742883-0 Interest band Sapphire

Fire in the Sky Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom Discover the incredible true story of Sergeant Jackson when his plane was hit in 1945. 978-0-00-742886-1 Interest band Diamond

The Deadly Monster Linda Chapman Jack and Sam think their school trip to the museum is boring, until they see a glowing statue… 978-0-00-742887-8 Interest band Copper

Zara and the Fairy Godbrother Margaret Ryan When Zara wishes for a new dress for a party she doesn’t expect to see a fairy godbrother appear! 978-0-00-742889-2 Interest band Ruby

Winkie’s War Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom Follow the true story of Winkie, a carrier pigeon in WWII whose crew crash landed in the sea. 978-0-00-742894-6 Interest band Sapphire

Angel House Anne Curtis He doesn’t fit in at school; they don’t understand him there. But in Angel House he feels stronger and free. 978-0-00-742892-2 Interest band Diamond

Green

Blue

Mission Mars Anne Curtis The Star Ship Orca is taking off on a mission to find a new planet for the people of Earth. 978-0-00-742871-7 Interest Band Copper

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Yellow

Non-Fiction

Olympic BMX Charlotte Guillain Find out the skills that go into making a great Olympic BMX competitor. 978-0-00-742874-8 Interest band Ruby

Muscles Anna Claybourne What is a muscle? How do they work? Why are they so important? 978-0-00-742876-2 Interest band Sapphire

When Rosa Parks Met Martin Luther King Junior Zoe Clarke Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King publicly fought against prejudice – in very different ways. 978-0-00-742878-6 Interest band Diamond

Tigers in Trouble Louise Spilsbury Once, there were 100,000 tigers, but now these beautiful creatures are under threat of extinction. 978-0-00-742880-9 Interest band Copper

World’s Deadliest Creatures Anna Claybourne Take a closer look at some very poisonous, venomous and deadly animals. 978-0-00-742882-3 Interest band Ruby

The Modern Pentathlon Zoe Clarke Discover the extraordinary skills needed to compete in this challenging event. 978-0-00-742884-7 Interest band Sapphire

Animals in War Jillian Powell & Imperial War Museum With photographs from the Imperial War Museum, learn about the animals that were involved in battle. 978-0-00-742885-4 Interest band Diamond

Natural Disasters Adrian Bradbury Find out about the natural disasters people face around the world. 978-0-00-742888-5 Interest band Copper

Long-Distance Lunch Anita Ganeri Where does the food in your lunchbox come from? How far has it travelled? 978-0-00-742890-8 Interest band Ruby

Amazing Escapes John Foster Read survival stories of people who were bitten by a shark or trapped in an avalanche. 978-0-00-742891-5 Interest band Sapphire

Growing up in Wartime Jillian Powell & Imperial War Museum Find out what life was like for the children growing up during World War II. 978-0-00-742893-9 Interest band Diamond

Green

Blue

Cool Cars John Foster Find out about some of the world’s coolest and most unusual cars. 978-0-00-742872-4 Interest band Copper

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Ages 3-7 – a love of reading right from the start Collins Big Cat is all about learning to love reading. For ages 3-7, the books are fun and engaging with stories and content that will have your pupils wanting to read more and more.

The books have a mix of familiar words and new vocabulary to ensure early readers utilise a range of reading strategies including phonics to build confidence, accuracy and fluency

So he did, and it took some courage. Oliver walked up to the fat man who gave out the gruel and he said, “Please sir, I want some more.”

They thought of selling him to the chimney sweeper who had accidentally killed three boys already by making them climb up chimneys with If Oliver had said, “Please sir, I want Mr Bumble stuffed and roasted with plenty of gravy,” there could not have been more fuss. Mr Bumble and all his helpers went wild with rage. They pushed

fires underneath. They thought of sending him to sea and hoping he would drown.

poor Oliver into the cellar while they thought

And then they thought of selling him to

about what to do with him.

Mr Sowerberry, and that’s what they did.

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Sample pages from Oliver

The content was brilliant not only for guided reading sessions but also as early non-fiction finding out sessions. BRILLIANT! Leominster Infants School, Herefordshire

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Age 3-7

EY

KS1

CP

AS

IPC

PYP

Collins Big Cat

50/50 fiction and non-fiction covers a range of interests and enthusiasms – from much loved authors who know just what children want to read

shell

We saw a spiral. 10

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Sample pages from Shapes on the Seashore

Ideas for reading at the back of each book supports each child with learning objectives; curriculum links; and high-frequency and interest words highlighted

Ideas for reading Written by Clare Dowdall BA(Ed), MA(Ed) Lecturer and Primary Literacy Consultant

Learning objectives: read independently and with increasing fluency longer and less familiar texts; draw together ideas and information from across a whole text; engage with books through exploring and enacting interpretations; adopt appropriate roles in small and large groups and consider alternative courses of action

Curriculum links: History: What was it like to live here in the past? Citizenship: Choices Interest words: pickpockets, gruel, courage, undertaker, artful, punishments, handkerchiefs Word count: 2,088 Resources: whiteboard, internet, DVDs about Victorian London

Getting started • Ask children if they know the famous story Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, or if they’ve seen a film or musical version of it. Explain that the original book was written over 150 years ago in Victorian Times and that this is a shortened version written for children nowadays. • Ask children to predict what it was like in Victorian times and make notes on a whiteboard. • Show the children the illustration of Oliver Twist on the front cover. Ask what they can work out from the picture, e.g. he wants food. • Read the blurb with the children. Ask children to suggest what a “band of young pickpockets” is and establish that they are child-thieves who steal from pockets.

Reading and responding • Walk through the book together. Ask children to notice how it is organised in chapters and to look at the illustrations to get a flavour of what will happen in this story. • Ask children to read pp2–3 quietly, looking for three facts about Oliver. Help children to recount their ideas.

Activities promote higher-order thinking; speaking and listening; and writing skills

• Ask children to read independently to p29, paying particular attention to what life was like for Oliver in Victorian London and how his fortune changed throughout the story.

Returning to the book • Ask children to recount the key events that happened to Oliver throughout the story, in order, and list them on a whiteboard. Discuss how Oliver can be described at each key event, e.g. he was bold when he asked for more gruel. • Using the information on pp30–31, ask children to discuss the different posters, exploring who has written each poster and why each character wants to find Oliver. • Create cameos of Nancy, Fagin, the Artful Dodger and Oliver, where children introduce themselves in role and recount their part in the story to the group, assuming they are talking after the event. • Lead a discussion about the character of Nancy. How does her behaviour and personality change throughout the story and why do the children think that this is?

Checking and moving on

12th March

• Support children to write a letter to Nancy from Oliver, after he has been saved. Remind them of the key features of letter writing, e.g. beginning the letter by addressing the recipient.

Dear Nancy, Thank you for telling Mr Brownlow about what happened to me ...

• Using the internet, research what life was like for poor families and children in Victorian London. Search for information about workhouses and education. Watch clips from film versions of Oliver using DVDs or the internet. • Ask children to prepare an information sheet about what life was like in Victorian London, using images, for a classroom display.

Reading more Charles Dickens (Lime/Band 11) is a biography of the author.

Sample pages from Oliver

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Band 0 Lilac – wordless books that tell stories or give information through pictures Fiction

Non-Fiction

Oh Dear Me, I’m Late For Tea! O

My Party

A Alison Hawes Granny’s race against the clock as she tries G tto get to her grandchild’s birthday tea.

Maoliosa Kelly This simple recount takes the reader to a party.

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978-0-00-718533-7

Little Red Riding Hood L

How to make a Pizza

K Katharine McEwen A hairy, toothy surprise awaits her Little Red Riding Hood! R

Zoë Clarke Cooking can be fun and easy! Follow these simple photographic instructions.

978-0-00-732912-0 9

978-0-00-732913-7

Stop That Robot! S A Alison Sage A boy who is supposed to be tidying his rroom enlists the help of a robot.

What am I? Maoliosa Kelly This non-fiction book looks at different professions. 978-0-00-718679-2

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Get the Fruit! G P Paul Shipton A pair of monkeys have their eye on a juicy llooking fruit hanging just out of reach.

Look Out, Butterfly! Nic Bishop Follow the butterfly on its journey from flower to flower. 978-0-00-718532-0

978-0-00-718529-0 9

Stripes Goldilocks and the Three Bears G B Barbara Mitchelhill This wordless version of the classic fairytale T ffeatures a rather naughty Goldilocks. 978-0-00-718531-3 9

Cat and Dog C S Shoo Rayner Cat and Dog love to chase each other, but C when one is in trouble, the other is sure to w help. h 978-0-00-718528-3 9

The Big Turnip T M Monica Hughes An old man tugs on a giant turnip, but A ccannot move it at all.

Monica Hughes Where do you see stripes around you? Do you see them on a zebra’s fur, or as shadows on the pavement? 978-0-00-718534-4

Carry Me Monica Hughes How do different animals carry their babies? Find out in this wordless book. 978-0-00-718535-1

How to Make a Scarecrow Kim Wilde Kim Wilde explains how to make a lively, colourful scarecrow. 978-0-00-718645-7

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This is Me!

The Frog Prince T

Charlotte Guillain It’s fun to draw your own portrait! Follow one girl as she shows you how.

C Chris Fisher When the princess drops her ball in the pond W sshe doesn’t expect a frog to bring it back.

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How to Make a Maraca!

The Pied Piper of Hamelin T

Susie Hodge Ever wanted to make a maraca? This step by step guide will show you how.

J Jane Ray The town of Hamelin is over-run with rats T but then the mysterious Pied Piper appears. b

978-0-00-741275-4

978-0-00-741273-0

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Fiction

Non-Fiction

The Picnic T

Minibeasts M

M Monica Hughes The family have gone on a picnic, only for T ssome uninvited guests to arrive – wasps!

S Siobhan Hardy An introduction to lots of different A minibeasts. m

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The Farmer’s Lunch T

My Family Tree M

P Paul Shipton The farmer’s hungry, but his lunchbox is T empty! e

Zoë Clarke Z Use this family tree to learn all about U one family, and discover how families are o cconnected.

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Band 1A Pink A – offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations

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IIn the Boat P Paul Shipton Who is in the boat? A hilarious counting W sstory about a mouse with a boat.

How Many Animals? H Lee Newman L This counting non-fiction book shows T photographs of animals. p

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The Very Wet Dog T

Pushing and Pulling P

D Damian Harvey A little girl and her dad take the dog for a walk in the park. w

Monica Hughes M Different ways of pushing and pulling using D sswings, roundabouts and climbing frames.

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IIn the Garden

Cars C

M Mitch Cronick What happens when Mum is in the garden W ttidying up, but the children just want to play? p

M Monica Hughes This book helps children identify different T ttypes of car by colour. 978-0-00-718558-0 9

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My Skateboard M

Dinosaur Rock D

Maoliosa Kelly M A boy prepares to go skateboarding with his friends at the local skateboard park. h

D Damian Harvey How many dinosaurs are there in the H dinosaur band? d

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Shapes S P Paul Shipton It’s midnight, and the guinea pigs are not I iin their cage!

Monica Hughes M Explore the circles, squares, triangles, E sstars and hexagons which can be found in everyday objects. e

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The Guinea Pigs T

Walking and Walking W A Anthony Robinson Follow this girl and her family as they take F a walk through changing landscapes and sseasons.

Getting Dressed G T Teresa Heapy Follow one girl as she gets dressed in F cclothes appropriate for the changing weather outside. w 978-0-00-741278-5

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Teeth T

Yum! Y Z Clarke Zoë One snail, two beetles, three worms, O ffour spiders and five flies – the frog eats tthem all.

Nick Arnold N Find out all about teeth: from baby teeth and F adult teeth to using them and cleaning them. a 978-0-00-741279-2 9

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Band 1B Pink B – offer emergent readers simple, predictable text Fiction

Non-Fiction

Fly Away Home F

The Pond

S Shoo Rayner Poor Ladybird is lost and flies around the P garden looking for somewhere she can g ccall home.

Claire Llewellyn Which animals live at the pond? Find out in this simple non-fiction book.

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Playing P

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In the Desert

Tim Hopgood A lovely story of three friends who enjoy playing outside in all seasons. p

Becca Heddle The exciting, extraordinary elements of the desert, from beautiful plants to tall buildings.

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Monster Mess M Tasha Pym In this funny story, two little monsters I have a great time painting different h sshapes – on their mum!

I Can Do It! Paul Shipton Learn how we can move our bodies, and move like kangaroos and sloths. 978-0-00-718651-8

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Cats

The Robot T

Claire Llewellyn Find out all about domestic cats and their wild relatives.

P Paul Shipton The inventors are building a robot – but do T tthey have all the pieces they need?

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The Big Splash T M Maureen Haselhurst A young monster is getting everything she needs to take a dip. n

Come to the Circus Damian Harvey Meet the performers children might see in a circus, such as clowns and acrobats. 978-0-00-718551-1

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The See-saw T P Paul Shipton Hippo wants to play on the see-saw. H Who will play with him? W

Wheels Frances Ridley All kinds of wheels, from skateboards to tractors.

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Colour Bears C

We Like Fruit!

Tasha Pym Red and yellow make orange, blue and yellow R make green, but what do three bears and m tthree paints make? A mess!

Gill Budgell Mouthwatering photographs of melons, oranges, strawberries and much more. 978-0-00-718653-2

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I Can Help

In the Forest

A Anthony Robinson It’s fun to help! Follow one boy as he helps I his family over the course of one day. h

Becca Heddle There are many exciting things in the forest. Find out all about them in this highly photographic book.

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Splash! S L Lucy Courtenay There’s a storm brewing and a mother and T daughter are out on a walk – what can they see? d 978-0-00-741281-5 9

Seasons Scrapbook Charlotte Raby Follow one girl as she visits the park at different points of the year, collecting objects and pictures. 978-0-00-741283-9

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The Beach T

Shapes on the Seashore

A Alison Hawes This is a story of a journey to the seaside, T and what the children see on the way. a

Frances Ridley A boy and his mother go for a walk along the seashore and find all sorts of shapes.

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The Magic Egg T Vivian French When a hungry boy wishes for an egg he W gets a surprise – a magic egg that makes g everything he wishes for come true. e 978-0-00-732918-2 9

Collins Big Cat

Band 2A Red A – offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions

How to Make a Sock Puppet Jillian Powell Get an old sock, some glue, marker pens and material to make your own frog or snake hand puppet. 978-0-00-732919-9

Have You Ever? H Tasha Pym What better way to explore your imagination W tthan through sight, touch, taste and sound. 978-0-00-718654-9 9

Weather Report Alison Hawes A fascinating and informative insight into the world outside the classroom window. 978-0-00-718655-6

Tec and the Cake T Tony Mitton Tec the detective follows the crumbs to find T out who ate the cake. o 978-0-00-718545-0 9

In the Dark Claire Llewellyn What happens in the neighbourhood when it is dark? 978-0-00-718552-8

Tec and the Hole T Tony Mitton Tec the detective has found a hole in the T ground – but who dug it? g 978-0-00-718554-2 9

What’s Inside? Monica Hughes What’s inside a nut? What’s inside a pod? What’s inside you and me? 978-0-00-718542-9

A Day Out C Claire Llewellyn Bill went for a walk. He went over a river, up B a hill and into a wood – followed by a hungry bear who wanted his lunch! b

Up, Up and Away

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Cat and Dog Play Hide and Seek C S Shoo Rayner Shoo Rayner’s comic duo play hide and seek, S with hilarious consequences, in this lively story.. w 978-0-00-718660-0 9

Sue Graves Follow the red balloon on its journey through the sky in this non-fiction book.

My Bike Ride Maoliosa Kelly This simple non-fiction text recounts a girl’s journey by bicycle using symbols, maps and directions. 978-0-00-718661-7

A Night at the Gallery P Paul Shipton Something strange is happening in the S gallery, as piece by piece the clothes from g one painting move to other images. o 978-0-00-741284-6 9

Animal Coats Claire Llewellyn When it rains, we put on a raincoat. Animals have coats to protect themselves, too. 978-0-00-741286-0

Best Bird B L Laura Hambleton Owl thinks he is the best at everything, but O he keeps meeting other birds who are better h tthan him. 978-0-00-741285-3 9

World of Football Daniel Nunn Everyone can play football, anywhere in the world! Find out what you need to play the game and where in the world it is played. 978-0-00-741287-7

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Band 2B Red B – simple story development and a satisfying conclusion Fiction

Non-Fiction

Tec and the Litter

At the Dump

Tony Mitton Tec the detective decides to find out where some litter has come from.

Claire Llewellyn Explore recycling on a visit to the dump, in this illustrated non-fiction book.

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Ben and Bobo

Bones

Martin Waddell Ben and Bobo are painting, but Bobo is very clumsy and things keep going wrong.

Jonathan Emmett What bones have you got in your body? Where are they? Are they big or are they small?

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Super Ben

What Are You Making?

Steve Smallman There’s a shark in the duck pond, aliens at the roundabout and even a monstrous toad in the puddle.

Alison Hawes Piece by piece, the children make something that is finally revealed as an amazing monster.

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Where is the Wind?

The Oak Tree

Celia Warren Mole sets out to see the wind. He sees Bee blowing about, but he doesn’t see the wind!

Anna Owen What lives in, on or under the oak tree? Find out in this simple non-fiction book.

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Pirates

Let’s Go Shopping

Paul Shipton A band of pirates are searching for some hidden treasure. One by one, they get into trouble.

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Betty Moon This colourful book takes children through the experience of shopping.

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What do you like? Woody’s Week Michaela Morgan Woody decides he can’t wait for his dad to build his playhouse.

Anna Owen What types of food do you like to eat, and when? 978-0-00-718564-1

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What’s for Breakfast? Paul Shipton Three hungry ants send their dad out to hunt for food but aren’t satisfied by what he brings back! 978-0-00-718668-6

The Lion and the Mouse T Anthony Robinson A A tiny mouse accidentally disturbs a ssleeping lion - but the lion lets him go. 978-0-00-741288-4 9

Bad Bat B L Laura Hambleton Bad Bat enjoys tricking the other animals B when they are sleeping. w 978-0-00-741289-1 9

My Exercise Diary Alison Hawes Follow a week in the life of a boy who loves to run, swim, rollerblade and trampoline in this simple non-fiction book. 978-0-00-718669-3

River Journey Fiona MacDonald Follow a river from its source to tthe sea and see how it adapts to its surroundings. 978-0-00-741290-7

All in a Month A Monica Hughes One boy describes the events in his life in the past month. 978-0-00-741291-4

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The New Kite

The Wind T

Julie Sykes Mum tries out Lenny’s new kite. She holds on tightly, y,, but trips over the dog and falls into the pond.

Monica Hughes M T This book informs early readers about the w wind by showing its effects.

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It Was a Cold, Dark Night

Water Bears W

Tim Hopgood Ned is looking for a home in the cold, dark forest. 978-0-00-732922-9

Around the World James Carter Travel through sun, snow and showers with two children. 978-0-00-718658-7

Sam the Big, Bad Cat Sheila Bird Sam the big, bad cat isn’t feeling well and Tom wants to take him to the vet. 978-0-00-718572-6

Percy and the Rabbit Nick Butterworth When Percy’s cap, scarf and gloves go missing, they end up being used by some mischievous mice!! 978-0-00-718570-2

Collins Big Cat

Band 3 Yellow – varied sentence structure and natural language

Sue Gates S E Explore the extraordinary world of water bears, ttiny animals that you can find all around. 978-0-00-732923-6 9

The Baby Turtle T Andy and Angie Belcher A F Follow the first day of a baby turtle, from h hatching on the beach onwards. 978-0-00-718659-4 9

Where is my School? W Alison Sage A S See the exact location of Kim’s classroom w within her school, and then locate her sschool in the city. 978-0-00-718569-6 9

Hands H Thelma Page What can you do with your hands? There are lots of ideas in this simple explanation book. 978-0-00-718587-0

Rat-a-tat-tat Michaela Morgan Rat-a-tat-tat! Who is that? Open the door and see. 978-0-00-718573-3

Dance to the Beat Uz Afzal Find out how to perform some simple dance moves in this instruction book. 978-0-00-718576-4

Rebecca at the Funfair

How to Have a Party H

Frances Ridley Rebecca didn’t like the hall of mirrors, and the rollercoaster made her turn green.

Susan Gates S F Follow a young girl on the day of her p party as she checks though her list of p preparations.

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Lights

The Little Egg T T Tanya Landman ‘A little egg was in its nest. Pick! Peck! Pock!’ But what happens to the little egg next? B

Monica Hughes Learn about the qualities of each kind of light and the relationship between darkness and light.

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Rolling R

The Helper Bird T

Gareth Owen G Follow a group of children as they climb to the F ttop of a hill and race each other to the bottom.

Anita Ganeri A T This little bird may be small, but it’s very h helpful to bigger animals.

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Doing Nothing D

Night Animals N

Petr Horácek P The frog is sitting at the bottom of the pond, doing T nothing. But other animals keep coming after him… n … 978-0-00-741293-8 9

Louise Spilsbury L W When we go to sleep at night, some a animals are just waking up. 978-0-00-741295-2 9

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Band 4 Blue – longer, repeated patterns with sequential events Fiction

Non-Fiction

Bert’s Band

Sounds

Martin Waddell Bert’s band like to play as they march down the street.

Julie Sykes Crash! Buzz! Hum! There are sounds all around you. Which sounds do you like?

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The Steam Train

Blast Off to the Moon!

Ian Whybrow Follow the rhythm and the rhyme of the steam train as it heads to the hills.

Michaela Morgan How did we first try to get to the Moon? What creatures have visited space?

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Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat Sean Taylor Mojo and Weeza looked smart. But could they keep things that way?

Colours

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Satoshi Kitamura Inspired by an art show, a girl wonders what life would be like if the world was only one colour.

Mojo and Weeza and the Funny Thing M g

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Sean Taylor S This is a story about two monkeys, Mojo and T Weeza, who discover a funny thing. W 978-0-00-718579-5 9

Percy and the Badger Nick Butterworth Percy tries to persuade a reluctant Badger to take a bath.

Top Dinosaurs Maoliosa Kelly All the top dinosaur facts, from how to say their name, to their size and special features. 978-0-00-718571-9

The Fantastic Flying Squirrel

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Nic Bishop Go through one night with the flying squirrel, from waking up in her den to hunting for food.

Funny Fish

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Michaela Morgan Three funny fish were swimming in the sea. One funny fish said, “Look at me!”

Robots

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Jonathan Emmett Find out about real robots and what they are used for in this non-fiction book.

Talk Talk Talk

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Martin Waddell One day Bill’s door opens and a new giant friend appears.

What’s Underground?

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Gill Munton Meet animals who live underground and follow pipes, wires and cables deep into the ground.

The Mermaid and the Octopus

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Julia Donaldson Under the sea, the mermaid was having tea. Butt a greedy octopus wanted to eat her for his tea.

Harry’s Garden

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Kim Wilde Kim Wilde and her son, Harry, show how to make a garden in an old wheelbarrow. 978-0-00-718676-1

The Lonely Penguin Petr Horácek Penguin is lonely – he can’t find his friends. Follow him on his journey across Antarctica. 978-0-00-741296-9

Growing and Changing Teresa Heapy As we grow up, our bodies grow and change with us. 978-0-00-741298-3

Tod and the Trumpet T

New from Old: Recycling Plastic

Charlotte Middleton C Tod is a shy tortoise who hides away, T especially when it’s time to tidy up! e

Anthony Robinson We all know recycling is important, but what actually happens to the things we recycle?

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Worm Looks for Lunch

Spines, Stings and Teeth

Julia Donaldson Worm is fed up with earth for lunch and goes looking for something more exciting.

Andy and Angie Belcher What dangers do animals that live underwater face and how do they stay safe from harm?

978-0-00-718592-4

Collins Big Cat

Band 5 Green – patterned language and varied characters

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Too Hot To Stop! Steve Webb The desert is too hot to stand still, so Hoppit and his friends keep moving. 978-0-00-733608-1

I’ve Just Had a Bright Idea! Scoular Anderson Find out all about inventors and their amazing inventions. 978-0-00-733609-8

Ella the Superstar Ian Whybrow Ella is a superstar baby, but how did she become a star? 978-0-00-718681-5

Crunch and Munch Nora Sands This recipe book is all you need to make some great healthy meals that are fun too. 978-0-00-718665-5

Jodie the Juggler Vivian French Mum isn’t keen on Jodie’s juggling because he keeps breaking things. 978-0-00-718598-6

Nick Butterworth: Making Books Nick Butterworth Author Nick Butterworth shows us how he works, from the first spark of an idea to the published book. 978-0-00-718595-5

I Want a Pet! Kaye Umansky When you go to the Strange Pet Shop, there’s no knowing what bizarre animals you’ll find there.

Big Cat Babies Jonathan and Angela Scott Stunning photography introduces Africa’s big cats and their babies.

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The Magic Pen

A Day at the Eden Project

Hiawyn Oram Mr Big is big and normal-sized things are just that little bit too small for him.

Kate Petty A young girl and her friend visit the Eden Project in Cornwall.

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Scary Hair

Super Sculptures

Ian Whybrow Rex is a kind dinosaur who just wants to give animals super haircuts, but his dad has other ideas.

Tasha Pym Take a look at some of the most fascinating sculptures ever made. 978-0-00-718686-0

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The King of the Forest Saviour Pirotta A fox was having a nap when a tiger leapt out at him. Could the fox use his cunning to save his own life?

Seahorses Mara Bergman Follow the life cycle of the seahorse – from its birth to finding a mate and breeding. 978-0-00-746191-2

Olympic Heroes

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Wellies Steve Webb Wally the penguin makes all sorts of wellies – red ones, yellow ones, fish ones and star ones..

Jillian Powell Find out which athletes have overcome racial inequality, illness and disabilities to earn their medals. 978-0-00-746190-5

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Band 6 Orange – varied text and characters Fiction

Non-Fiction

Arthur’s Fantastic Party

How to Make Pop-up Cards

Joseph Theobald Arthur is having a party – but he wants it to be so fantastic that only fantastic guests can come!

Monica Hughes This instruction book shows children how to make pop-up cards.

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Bugs! Sam McBratney Take a look at the good and bad aspects of micro-organisms in this fun rhyming poem. 978-0-00-733610-4

A Day in India Jonathan and Angela Scott Find out all about living in India as we follow Gini on a day in her life in Jaipur. 978-0-00-733611-1

First Day

What is CGI?

Kes Gray It’s Flynn’s first day at school and he’s feeling a bit nervous.

Alison Sage and Jon Stuart Enter the world of computer-generated animation through this fascinating stepby-step tour.

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The Brave Baby Malachy Doyle The Indian chief was brave and fierce, but Wasso, the brave baby, was not afraid. 978-0-00-718596-2

Kind Emma Martin Waddell Kind Emma lives all alone in her little cottage by the wood, with no one to talk to. 978-0-00-718590-0

Morris Plays Hide and Seek Vivian French Morris wants to eat his kitty biscuits, but his mother sends him off to play hide and seek instead.

A Letter to New Zealand Alison Hawes Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop your letter in the postbox? 978-0-00-718611-2

Fire! Fire! Maureen Haselhurst Action photos show fires being tackled on land, at sea and from the air. 978-0-00-718603-7

Bounce, Catch, Kick, Throw Janice Marriott What makes a ball bounce? How is a football made? Which ball can’t bounce? 978-0-00-718602-0

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Marathon

When Arthur Wouldn’t Sleep

John Foster Find out all about one of the toughest and popular running events.

Joseph Theobald It was bedtime and Arthur was still awake. Where could he go where no-one ever sleeps? 978-0-00-718688-4

Lost Sock Tim Hopgood What happens when a lucky pair of socks goes missing? Where do all the lost socks go?

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Pompeii Fiona Macdonald When the volcano Vesuvius erupted 2,000 years ago, the city of Pompeii disappeared. 978-0-00-746187-5

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Clementine’s Smile

The Titanic T

Lynne Rickards Clementine the crocodile is known for having a big smile, but one day she gets toothache…

Anna Claybourne A In 1912, the largest passenger ship ever I built set sail for America, but she never b got there. g

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Harry the Clever Spider

Fly Facts

Julia Jarman When Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day.

Janice Marriott Everything that you ever wanted to know about flies – and maybe a few things you didn’t.

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Collins Big Cat

Band 7 Turquoise – longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms

What’s that Building? Going for a Drive Wendy Cope A beautifully illustrated anthology of Wendy Cope’s poems.

Richard Platt Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings – inside and out! 978-0-00-733613-5

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Harry the Clever Spider at School Julia Jarman Harry the spider goes on a field trip to Clare’s school, but escapes in the classroom. 978-0-00-718670-9

Going Fast Janice Vale This fact packed book looks at the fastest animals and machines in the world. 978-0-00-718671-6

Castles

Good Fun Farm Ian Whybrow At Good Fun Farm, the animals are fed up. The sign says Good Fun Farm, but they never have any fun.

Maggie Freeman All you ever wanted to know, from how castles were built to where you can see castles today. 978-0-00-718600-6

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A Visit to the Farm

The Stone Cutter Sean Taylor The poor stone cutter wished he was a rich man. But is the grass really greener on the other side?

Michael Morpurgo An account of a child’s stay at a farm, it conveys the fun and excitement of working closely with animals.

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Horses’ Holiday

How to Make Storybooks

Kaye Umansky Hooray! Hooray! It’s the horses’ holiday! They come by coach, they come by car, they come from far away.

Ros Asquith Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author, gives a masterclass on writing and illustrating.

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Africa’s Big Three

Chewy Hughie Jane Clarke Chewy Hughie chews anything and everything he can get his paws on, driving his owners to distraction! 978-0-00-718692-1 9

Brown Bear and Wilbur Wolf B S Sarah Parry Brown Bear loses his sense of smell and Wilbur B Wolf is too old to hunt for food. Can the two find W a way of working together?

Jonathan and Angela Scott A look at the lives of Africa’s biggest animals – the elephant, the rhino and the hippo. 978-0-00-718693-8

T Journey of Humpback The W Whales Andy Belcher A Discover the fascinating world of D humpback whales, including their childhood and their search for food. 978-0-00-746182-0 9

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Skara Brae S

The Bogeyman Mij Kelly In the middle of a game, Carrie said to Harry “Don’t step on the lines or the Bogeyman will get you”.

Mick Gowar M In Scotland, a great storm washed away I ttonnes of soil to reveal remains of a village tthat existed 4,000 years before.

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Band 8 Purple – literary language with some challenging vocabulary Fiction

Non-Fiction

Star Boy’s Surprise

Let’s Go To Mars!

Jana Hunter Star Boy lived all alone on a star, with only his robot, Ace, for company.

Janice Marriott Written in the style of a travel brochure for Mars.

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978-0-00-718615-0

Twinkle, Twinkle, Firefly John Agard and Grace Nichols A wonderful anthology of poetry by awardwinning poets John Agard and Grace Nichols. 978-0-00-733614-2

Chicken Licken Jeremy Strong The sky is falling down, fears Chicken Licken – or is it just an acorn?

Inside the Puppet Theatre Claire Llewellyn Take a trip inside the Little Angel Theatre and meet Ronnie the puppeteer. 978-0-00-733615-9

Living Dinosaurs

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Jonathan and Angela Scott Ever wondered why the dinosaurs didn’t survive? 978-0-00-718673-0

Hector and the Cello

Were They Real?

Ros Asquith Hector the Hippo longs to play the cello. Follow his search for a teacher who won’t growl or hiss at him!

Scoular Anderson You’ve heard of Robin Hood, Boudicca and Count Dracula, but did these people really exist?

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Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze Alan Durant One moonlit night, Buzz and his dog Bingo find a sign pointing to a Monster Party. 978-0-00-718617-4

Unusual Traditions John McIlwain All around the world, people take part in traditions that might seem unusual, but are actually great fun. 978-0-00-718614-3

Pet Detectives: Tortoise Trouble Jana Hunter The Pet Detective faces a special challenge when Kara’s pet tortoise, Rocket, goes missing. 978-0-00-718622-8

The Pot of Gold Julia Donaldson Bonny and Sandy are always arguing. Then a little man comes to stay and it looks as though their luck might be changing. 978-0-00-718696-9

Pacific Island Scrapbook Andy and Angie Belcher This book provides a scrapbook of mementoes from a visit to the Pacific island of Vanuatu. 978-0-00-718619-8

How to Draw Cartoons Ros Asquith Ros Asquith helps you to illustrate your own cartoons – with help from Trixie Tempest and others. 978-0-00-718697-6

Harry the Clever Spider on Holiday Julia Jarman When Clare and her family go on holiday, she is not allowed to take her pet spider Harry with her… … 978-0-00-746180-6

The Digestive System Harriet Blackford We know we all need to eat, but why do we need to and where does it go? 978-0-00-746198-1

If Mij Kelly Using the influence of Rudyard Kipling’s “If”, this book explores living in a world filled with monstrous people. 978-0-00-746185-1

Captain Scott: Journey to the South Pole Adrian Bradbury One hundred years ago, the explorer Captain Scott wanted to be the first person to reach the South Pole. 978-0-00-746199-8

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Pirate Party

How to be a Pirate

Scoular Anderson It was Pirate Captain Codspawn’s birthday. But what was his birthday surprise?

Scoular Anderson So you want to be a pirate? This book shows you how in 10 easy stages.

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Escape from the Island

Buried Treasure

Michael Butt As five friends paddle around the bay in their dinghy, none of them see a storm coming until it’s too late.

Juliet Kerrigan Have you ever gone looking for buried treasure? Find out all about being an archaeologist.

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Peter and the Wolf

How to be a Knight

Diane Redmond An exciting playscript retelling of Prokofieff’s classic tale.

Scoular Anderson So you want to be a knight? Here is everything you need to know, from being a page to being knighted.

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Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest

How Does it Work?

Alan Durant When Buzz and Bingo went down to the woods one day, they got a big surprise!

Gill Matthews and Sylvia Karavis Have you ever wondered how a friction car, a yo-yo or a kaleidoscope works?

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The Woman who Fooled the Fairies

Swimming with Dolphins

Rose Impey The fairies loved a woman’s cakes so much, they decided to steal her!

Andy and Angie Belcher Join a young girl on the adventure of a lifetime as she swims with dolphins off the coast of New Zealand.

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Pet Detectives: The Ball Burglary

Ice Cream!

Jana Hunter The Pet Detective has his work cut out when his favourite football goes missing.

Sue Graves Find out lots of fascinating facts about ice cream and its history in this mouthwatering book.

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Mountain Mona

Animal Ancestors

Vivian French Mona the goat is good at growing sunflowers. But when she meets a big, fierce lion, Mona finds out she’s good at something else too!

Jon Hughes Can you imagine a world with giant earth moles and whales that could walk?

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Brilliant Bridges

I’m Growing a Truck in the Garden

Kay Barnham Bridges come in all different shapes and sizes. How were bridges made in the past? How do they work?

Kenn Nesbitt A collection of weird and wonderful poems. 978-0-00-746200-1

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China's Terracotta Army

Catching Flies June Crebbin A beautiful poetry book exploring the themes of wildlife, the seasons and life’s simple pleasures.

Juliet Kerrigan Learn about the army of over 6,000 terracotta warriors in the tomb of the First Emperor of China. 978-0-00-746203-2

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Band 10 White – more complex sentences and figurative language Fiction Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Sky Alan Durant Buzz and Bingo find themselves in Outer Space trying to help a lost alien find its parents.

Non-Fiction Is There Anyone Out There? Nic Bishop Are we alone in the universe? Find out about spacecraft sent to other planets in the search for alien life. 978-0-00-718635-8

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Cinderella

Fossils

David Wood Will this hilarious retelling of the traditional fairytale, as a rhyming play by dramatist David Wood, end happily ever after?

Dr Andrew Ross Explore the extraordinary world of fossils; find out how they’re formed, where to find them and how to identify them.

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The Sneezles

Antarctica: Land of the Penguins

Jeremy Strong Mysterious green clouds arrive in a fairytale kingdom, bringing an outbreak of mayhem and sneezing.

Jonathan and Angela Scott The beauty of Antarctica and its penguin population is brought to life.

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Class Six and the Very Big Rabbit

Rally Challenge

Martin Waddell It’s just a normal lesson on a normal day at school, except Mrs Bennett has turned into a very big rabbit. 978-0-00-718629-7

Andy and Angie Belcher One of New Zealand’s foremost adventure photographers takes on the New Zealand Targa Rally. 978-0-00-718632-7

Tiger’s Tale

The Camel Fair

Michaela Morgan One day Tiger accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday!

Wendy Cooling Learn about the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair in Northern India.

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I Never Know How Poems Start

Your Senses

Michael Rosen Inspiration for poetry can come from anywhere – a memory, an insight and even broccoli!

Sally Morgan Look at each of our senses in turn and learn how they work and why they are so important.

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A Christmas Carol Penny Dolan A retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. 978-0-00-746205-6

Why Can’t Humans Fly? Sarah Fleming Find out how animals are designed for their habitats, and discover the role that evolution has played. 978-0-00-746207-0

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Hercules: Superhero Diane Redmond Young Hercules is challenged by the King to carry out seven labours. 978-0-00-718638-9

Fabulous Creatures – Are They Real?

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Band 11 Lime – longer sentence structures and literary language

Scoular Anderson Giant squid, the minotaur, and the Yeti – did they really exist? 978-0-00-718639-6

The Monster under the Bed Kevin Dyer When Ben finds a monster under his bed he has an idea – the two swap identities for the day, with hilarious results!

Blood Martin Bolod What is blood? How does it help us? How does it travel around the body? 978-0-00-733621-0

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Think Again!

Cloud Forest

Geraldine McCaughrean A humorous tale inspired by creation myths from a variety of cultures.

Nic Bishop A fascinating introduction to one of the world’s most beautiful and mystifying types of forest.

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Tig in the Dumps Michaela Morgan School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit.

Where on Earth? Scoular Anderson Learn about many of the great explorers, and some lesser known ones.

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The Amazing Adventures of Batbird

Building High

Jane Clarke Dunkan the duck is driving his family and friends mad with his superhero antics.

Maggie Freeman This book focuses on the fascinating business of using scaffolding – from its earliest origins to the present day. 978-0-00-718642-6

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Charles Dickens The Porridge Pincher David Wood A fun rhyming play based on the classic fairytale.

Jim Eldridge Discover the life of Dickens, from his childhood working in a factory to starting his writing career.

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Oliver Hilary McKay A wonderful retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale. 978-0-00-746209-4

Plague and Fire Richard Platt Learn about London’s plague in 1665 and the Great Fire the following year and how the city survived. 978-0-00-746211-7

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Widen your pupils’ reading experience with new and different kinds of writing

Sample pages from Nightmare: Two Ghostly Tales

Top quality chapter books from a variety of wellloved and well-known authors, including Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Berlie Doherty

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It can be fun in the peloton. We all know each other, as we

Just like in football, if a goal is scored it’s the person who

race week in, week out together. A lot of the time my job will

scored the goal that is publicly named, but the whole team has

be to help the team sprinter or the guy trying to win the Tour

worked hard and helped to set them up for that goal.

de France. This is hard work as at various points you have to shelter them from the wind, keep them at the front and out of

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In some races I have the team helping me. It helps to have done that job before so you really appreciate the work they do.

trouble, and get food or drinks. There’s a great buzz if your teammate wins, and the whole team is happy when he goes on

I don’t like dropping out of the lead pack because I’m very

the podium.

competitive and it’s a great challenge to try to be there in the real crunch parts of the race, when it really matters.

Everyone knows the sprinter is the best and stands a chance of winning, but we ultimately know it’s also a win for the team.

I’m the one in the black outfit, doing my bit to help the team in the peloton.

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Sample pages from The Tour de France

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I always fiddle with my goggles before a race.

I just thought I could get a medal, so I went for it, which paid off because I came first! I was on such a high, I don’t really remember much about the swimming, just that the others were very close to me. We were all in a line, and I thought to myself that I could do it if I just pushed myself a tiny bit harder. When you watch the recording of the race back, you can see that when I actually hit the wall I didn’t know I’d won because the race was so close. I’m looking at the scoreboard and you can see the moment when it registers because I just started to shake. It was so emotional because it was my dream and I’d tried so hard, I was just so happy with myself; that’s

The 200-metre IM was on the first day, which is one of

why I cried, because I was so happy.

the races I was hoping to get a medal in, but I didn’t in the end – I think because I was so nervous. When I’m standing on the blocks before a race, I’m quite fidgety. I’m very aware of

crying with happiness at my 100-metre win

my goggles – I don’t want them to leak so I’m always touching them and my hat. I’m also thinking about the race. It sounds weird, but I think about whether it’s the 100-metre freestyle, or the 400-metre freestyle, I think about how many lengths it is, what stroke it is, how I’m going to swim it; that’s all going through my head. The nerves got the better of me on that first day. I just felt that I couldn’t do it, so didn’t do as well as I’d hoped. But I think missing out on that is what spurred me on to go for it in my 100-metre freestyle race the next day, and I qualified second going into the final. 49

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Band 12 Copper – longer chapters that develop reading stamina Fiction

Non-Fiction

The Monster Joke Book

Weird Little Monsters

Shoo Rayner Fiendishly funny monster jokes and cartoons that will have you splitting your sides.

Nic Bishop Watch your step! These weird little monsters are hard to spot.

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Mind the Gap

Animals on the Move

Roger McGough This hilarious set of poems explores the weird and the wonderful.

Deborah Chancellor Have you ever been amazed at how far animals migrate each year?

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Monster in the Mirror

How to be an Ancient Egyptian

Jean Ure Stretch the cat and Woffles the dog have their lives turned upside down.

Scoular Anderson From living off the land to building pyramids and making mummies.

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The Alien on the 99th Floor

Living with Climate Change

Jenny Nimmo When Fred takes the lift up to the 99th floor by mistake, he discovers another world …

Alison Sage Explore the issue of climate change through the experiences of children.

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Spider McDrew and the Egyptians

True Life Survival

Alan Durant Scatty schoolboy and lovable misfit Spider McDrew goes on a class trip.

Janice Vale Three people who faced unimaginable danger and survived.

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Something’s Drastic

How to be a Viking

Michael Rosen A fantastic collection of poems from the UK’s leading children’s poet.

Scoular Anderson Find out all about Viking homes, lifestyle and fashion sense.

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The House in the Forest

Air-sea Rescue

Janet Foxley A wonderful retelling of the classic story Hansel and Gretel.

Chris Oxlade Every year, air-sea rescue teams rescue hundreds of people.

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Star Gazing

Chocolate

Celia Warren A beautifully illustrated poetry book focuses on the delights of the natural world.

Anita Ganeri Trace the journey chocolate makes, from the cocoa bean on the tree.

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The Gigantic Turnip Tug

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Lois Walker ‘It’s time to tug up that gigantic turnip’ says the old man.

Lois Walker This play includes a funny old man plus a pizza-eating boy.

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

The Crazy Critters

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Brown Bread and Honey

Mark Carthew and Michael Rosen The Old Lady starts by swallowing a mere fly.

Mark Carthew The King loved his food! But he was getting slower and fatter.

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Spider’s Big Match

Football Spy

Alan Durant Spider McDrew is the unlikely hero of the Parkfield football team.

IC Tallent Understand how to study a football game.

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Let’s Go Camping!

Cave Wars

Jillian Powell Find out how to read maps, set up camp, and even track wild animals.

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Gillian Cross Ruby and Tom love playing in the caves by their house, but that’s before the Gang arrive.

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How to be an Anglo-Saxon

The Three Princes

Scoular Anderson From fighting the Vikings and praying to gods, to making books from animal skin.

Berlie Doherty Three Princes are challenged to find the most magical gift.

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The Olympic Games

Tiger Dead! Tiger Dead!

John Foster When did the Olympics begin? What’s it like to compete?

Grace Nichols and John Agard Two tales from the Caribbean, with beautiful illustrations from Satoshi Kitamura.

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster

Jon Hughes The mystery of why the dinosaurs disappeared from Earth is yet to be solved.

Karen Wallace Flash Harriet, girl detective extraordinaire, goes to Scotland to solve her next case.

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Kings of the Wild

Bungleman

Jonathan and Angela Scott BBC documentary makers take us deep into the kingdom of the brown bear.

Jeremy Strong Whenever the townsfolk are in trouble, they know they can rely on Bungleman.

Rapunzel

Collins Big Cat

Band 13 Topaz – more demanding reads for children to investigate

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Harriet Tubman

Rapunzel

Philip Steele Harriet Tubman was born as a slave in America.

Ian Beck This fabulous retelling by Ian Beck breathes new life into the well-known tale.

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Ian Beck Alessandra Cimatoribus

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Breath

Greedy Anansi

Claire Llewellyn Every human has to breathe, but how do we do it – and why?

Beverley Birch Inspired by three traditional African tales, follow the crafty spider Anansi. PLAY

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The Brementown Musicians

David Wood A humorous retelling of the traditional tale.

Eleanor Boylan A donkey, dog, cat and rooster are abandoned by their owners.

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Molly Whuppie and the Giant David Booth Can Molly outsmart the hungry giant once again?

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk

The Hairy Toe Mark Carthew A strange sound came from the darkness outside. 978-0-00-722867-6

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Band 14 Ruby – develop skills of inference and deduction Fiction

Non-Fiction

Stowaway!

How to be a Tudor

Julia Jarman The tale of a young Tudor boy as he stows away on the Golden Hind.

Scoular Anderson Find out all about Tudor monarchs, homes, food and much more.

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Gathering in the Days

Extreme Sports

Gareth Owen A wonderful collection of poems about childhood by award-winning poet Gareth Owen.

Adrian Bradbury Find out the dangers people face in extreme sports.

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Sophie’s Rules

Evolution

Keith West This play sensitively tackles the issue of bullying.

Steve Alton Find out all about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints

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Karen Wallace Flash Harriet, the famous girl detective, is back and on the trail of a new crime.

Scoular Anderson From the battle ground to building roads – find out the real facts to Roman living.

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The Gargling Gorilla

Oceans Alive

Margaret Mahy A boy agrees to pet-sit for his neighbour.

Angie Belcher What lies under the ocean? Why are oceans important?

How to be a Roman

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Flash Harriet and the Missing Ostrich Eggs

Karen Wallace

Andy Rowland

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Where Do You Live?

A Jungman Ann A selfish prince rues the day he breaks a promise tto the frog who rescued his football.

Janice Vale Meet children from all over the globe and learn where they live.

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Black Holes B

F Flash Harriet and the Missing Ostrich Eggs

Anna Claybourne A What is a black hole? Where do they come W ffrom? What do they do?

K Karen Wallace Flash Harriet has a problem - the ostrich eggs at a nearby farm are being stolen. e

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Jaws and Claws and Things With Wings J s

Anne Rooney A Learn about the journey surgery has made. L

Valerie Bloom A poetry collection inspired by the strange and wonderful creatures of the natural world. w 978-0-00-746539-2 9 PLAY

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Tiddalick the Thirsty Frog T Mark Carthew M Tiddalick was the biggest frog in the entire! T

Short Pants Kath Locke What happens when too many people try to help?

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Bendemolena

The Billy-Goats Tough T

Edel Wignell Bendemolena has a message to deliver.

T O’Brien Tim A host of characters feature in this ffairytale play.

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Brother Aelred’s Feet

What Are You Looking At?

Gillian Cross Brother Aelred’s feet are so smelly that the other monks don’t want him around.

Clare Gittings Take a look at the hidden messages in portraits.

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Caliban’s Cave

My Olympic Story

Judith Nicholls An atmospheric collection of new poems about the sea and earth.

Kwame N. Acheampong Follow Kwame’s amazing life.

Collins Big Cat

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In the Rue Bel Tesoro

Code Making, Code Breaking

Lin Coghlan Omar and Sasha wander through war-torn streets with their dog Valentine.

Richard Platt What are codes for and who uses them? 978-0-00-733644-9

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Matti’s Miracle

On Safari

Ann Jungman Berlin in 1938 is not a safe place to be if you’re Jewish.

Jonathan and Angela Scott Find out what it’s really like to go on safari. 978-0-00-723125-6

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The Masai: Tribe of Warriors

Pirate!

Jonathan and Angela Scott Find out all about the people, their history and how they live.

Susan Gates It’s the first day at a new school for a young boy and his little sister.

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Olaudah Equiano

The Games Player of Zob

Paul Thomas Olaudah Equiano became a leading exponent of the abolition movement.

Paul Shipton The games player of Zob landed his spaceship in the garden.

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Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb

Great Expectations

Trea

sure Box

Poems by Pauline Stewart Illustrations by Bee Willey

PLAY

Hilary McKay A An inspired retelling of the classic novel.

Juliet Kerrigan Find out what was inside the tomb and what we can learn from it.

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Pauline Stuart A poetry collection that focuses on treasures.

Sally Morgan Discover how this important part of your body works.

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The Princess and the Pea

PLAY

Archie the Big Good Wolf A Allan Baillie Archie Wolf is drawn into the country’s worst crime wave.

Donna Abela How do you test a girl to make sure she is a Princess?

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Your Brain

Maui Tames the Sun

PLAY

Alan Trussell-Cullen Long ago, the sun raced across the sky. 978-0-00-722871-3

Kaleidoscope Mark Carthew and Michael Rosen An anthology of plays, based on poems by Michael Rosen. 978-0-00-722870-6

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Band 16 Sapphire – longer reads to develop children’s engagement Fiction

Non-Fiction

The Golden Turtle and Other Tales

The Ultimate World Quiz

Gervase Phinn Three folk tales from around the world.

Claire Llewellyn Where can you see rockets blast into space? Which is the driest place on Earth?

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Life Cycles Sally Morgan Explore the fascinating life cycle of the salmon in this highly photographic book.

The Hedgehog Mystery Ally Kennen When Gran’s new lodger disappears with her motorbike, Ellie and Morris decide to take matters into their own hands.

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The Big Bang

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Andrew Solway What was the Big Bang? What was the Universe like just after the Big Bang? Who discovered it?

The Leopard Poachers Kathy Hoopmann Sameer and Ali escape through the Arabian mountains, terrified that they will fall victim to the leopard poachers.

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Michael Rosen: All About Me Michael Rosen In his autobiography Michael Rosen tells us all about his life, from childhood to poet and Children’s Laureate.

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Trixie Tempest’s Diary Ros Asquith Trixie Tempest wants to be a famous trumpet player, horse rider and first child president of the world.

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How to be an Ancient Greek

Great Greek Myths

Scoular Anderson A quirky insight into how to live like an Ancient Greek – in twenty-five easy stages!

Diane Redmond Heroes and monsters; gods and goddesses; adventure and excitement.

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The Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System

The Monkey Puppet

Giles Sparrow Bored of spending all your holidays on Mars? Travel further into space with this fact-packed guide.

Leon Rosselson Daniel finds out that his new friend is in trouble – but can he help him in time? 978-0-00-723099-0

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A Paralympian's Story They Came From Class 6C!

Tommy Donbavand

Julian Mosedale

They Came From Class 6C! Tommy Donbavand Tiddles, the class hamster, has eaten the teacher!

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Ade Adepitan Paralympic medal winner and successful TV presenter, Ade Adepitan has led a remarkable life.

978-0-00-746546-0

978-0-00-746548-4

The Black Dog

Frederick Douglass

Harriet Goodwin Annie, George and Jed are lost in the woods when they hear a howl ...

Amanda Mitchison Anti-slavery campaigner and political statesman, Douglass was one of the greatest men of his age.

978-0-00-746547-7

978-0-00-746549-1

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Fiction

Non-Fiction

Moving Out

Hard Times: Growing up in the Victorian Age

Sally Prue World War Two is over, and things in Britain are changing.

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Band 17 Diamond – more complex, underlying themes

Jillian Powell Imagine you were a child in Victorian times. What did you wear, eat and play with?

978-0-00-723104-1

978-0-00-723106-5

The Lost Gardens

Benjamin Zephaniah: My Story

Philip Osment Stumbling upon a long-forgotten garden, three friends find themselves transported to World War One.

Benjamin Zephaniah Find out what it’s like to be a famous poet, author and performer in this fascinating autobiography.

978-0-00-733643-2

978-0-00-733645-6

The Boswall Kidnapping Keith Gray When Alex’s dad drags him to the local shop, he never expects to find himself thrown into a world of kidnap and spies.

Walter Tull: Footballer, Soldier, Hero

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Dan Lyndon Follow Walter’s life, from the orphanage to the football field and his final days in the trenches.

Nightmare: Two Ghostly Tales

978-0-00-733637-1

Berlie Doherty Two ghostly tales from double-Carnegie winner Berlie Doherty.

Designing Places and Spaces Adrian Bradbury What’s the tallest building in the world? How long did it take to build the Eiffel Tower?

978-0-00-730790-6

978-0-00-718682-2

Fearless Flynn and other tales Geraldine McCaughrean, Gillian Shields and Martin Waddell Three spooky tales, perfect for telling around the fire on a dark, windy night.

Fragile Earth Claire Llewellyn Is the world’s climate changing? We all know the theory, but here is the evidence.

978-0-00-723105-8

978-0-00-723110-2

Selim-Hassan the Seventh and The Wall

How to Make Manga Characters

Vivian French In these two magical tales from far-off lands, a teenager is determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Katy Coope Have you ever wondered how to draw your favourite manga character, or design a character of your own?

978-0-00-723103-4

978-0-00-723102-7

Project Bright Spark Annabel Pitcher Briony uncovers a secret conspiracy so amazing that she could never have believed it was true.

My Jou My Joouurne Journe Jo rrnne ney Acro ccrrrooss ossss tthhe the he In Inddia India diia ia n O Ocea ceea ccea ean James Adair

978-0-00-746550-7 I Have a Dream … Levi David Addai Qi Debrah

My Journey Across the Indian Ocean James Adair Sharks, huge waves and months at sea – these are just a few of the things that James and Ben had to battle against. 978-0-00-746552-1

I Have a Dream

How to be a Victorian

Levi David Addai Raheem can’t understand why he should care about Martin Luther King. But then he falls asleep and wakes up in 1963…

Scoular Anderson From dirty streets and factories, to watching Punch and Judy – find out the real facts of Victorian living.

Scoular Anderson

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Band 18 Pearl

– challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension

Fiction

Non-Fiction Three Weird Days and a Meteorite

A Time-Traveller’s Guide to the Future

Judy Allen Odd things are happening. First a meteorite strikes, then the garden starts sinking ...

Isabel Thomas Take a closer look at the amazing changes the future may hold. 978-0-00-742835-9

978-0-00-742832-8

Daybreak

What If We Run Out of Oil?

Ally Kennen Tomorrow is Linnie’s birthday, and all she wants is to see the bore.

Nick Hunter What impact is our use of oil having on the environment?

978-0-00-742828-1

978-0-00-742834-2

The Football Shirt

Virginia Hall

Cathy MacPhail When Ross sees a football shirt pinned to a tree, he can’t resist taking it.

Adrian Bradbury Follow the true story of a young American spy as she bravely aids the French Resistance.

978-0-00-742829-8

978-0-00-742836-6

Beneath the Waves Harriet Goodwin and Leon Rosselson Joe, struggling to come to terms with his mother’s death, finds himself drawn into a spooky legend.

Becoming an Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle What’s it like to be one of Britain’s greatest gymnasts?

978-0-00-742830-4

978-0-00-742837-3

The House Across the Quaggy

Swimming the Dream

Chris Powling There’s something mysterious about the big, old house across the river.

Ellie Simmonds Find out Paralympian Ellie’s story of professional swimming and living with Achondroplasia Dwarfism. 978-0-00-742838-0

978-0-00-742831-1

Wild Cat

The Tour de France

Berlie Doherty Catrin hears a distant, eerie howl from the nearby mountain – a wild cat.

Sean Callery Find out how the Tour began, what stages are involved and what prizes can be won.

978-0-00-742833-5

978-0-00-742839-7

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Talking Books

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KS1

KS2

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Bring reading to life with read-along versions of all your favourite Key Stage 1 books â—? Talking books help your pupils to work out how words look and how they sound,

which develops language acquisition skills â—? Ideal for less confident children, including those with special needs or EAL,

they are perfect for whole class or individual use

Why not listen to a Talking Book for free online? Visit www.collinsbigcat.com/what-is-big-cat to try out these resources

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Collins Big Cat

Age 4-6

EY

KS1

eResources Turning readers into writers ●

Each CD-Rom brings a Collins Big Cat story to life with music, sound effects and animation, which helps to take the child’s learning beyond the story page.

Pupils then use the story creator software to create their own books, using a word bank and artwork taken from the original story.

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EY

KS1

Collins Big Cat

Age 4-6

Apps Animated iPad App versions of your class’s favourite Collins Big Cat stories strengthen home-school links and the love of reading – allowing learning anytime and anywhere. ● Parents can become involved in their child’s reading and writing with help from

guidance notes for parents included in each app ● Record children’s own narration of the story and play it back as they read, boosting

their engagement with the book ● Children become storywriters within minutes, creating their own book using the

key vocabulary, characters and backgrounds in the story creator section

To fi nd out more about the apps or eResources, visit: www.collinsbigcat.com

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Collins Big Cat

Collins Big Cat Writing Competition Judged by Collins Big Cat authors Berlie Doherty and Michael Rosen

Are you looking for an exciting writing incentive for your class? This year we are looking for a story about bravery or a poem about a secret hideaway. The closing date is 15th February 2013, so don't delay!

Inspire your pupils to become published authors – the winning entries will become real published books and sold internationally as part of the Collins Big Cat programme!

Not only this, but if one of your pupils is successful, you will win £250-worth of books of your choice. The winners also help with the design of their books, just like a real author.

Nine children have had their entries turned into real books so far - could the next ones come from your class?

The look on the children's faces seeing the winning books being made is priceless. Martin Heaton, teacher of two previous Writing Competition winners

If you think that your class is up to the challenge. . . . . . Visit www.collinsbigcat.com to find out how to enter and to download your entry sheets.

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The competition has been running since 2010, here are the books already published… I’m building a rocket, as soon as I’m done,

Collins Big Cat

Previous winners’ books

I’m taking my friends on a trip to the Sun.

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Blue

Yellow

Previous winners’ books

The Dancing Dog Jasmin Glynne The Dancing Dog can do lots of dances – but can he do all of them? By 9 year old 2010 winner Jasmin Glynne. 978-0-00-737811-1

Milo’s Moustache Katie McDougall Milo the dog is very proud of his moustache, but one day a bird comes and steals it from him. By 9 year old 2010 winner Katie McDougall. 978-0-00-737812-8

Baby Dragon and the Animal Olympics Eliza Jones Baby Dragon is excited about the Animal Olympics, but will he find an event that suits him? 978-0-00-749425-5

Let’s Build a Rocket Going to the Zoo Wait and See! Super Sam Fishy Friends Nicole Sharrocks Reece Cox Louisa Kelly Kaitlin Broadfoot Kipp Whysall Follow one girl as she Join one boy and his family Mr Cat is carrying a big Sam is an ordinary dog Sam and his family go to builds a rocket and plans as they go on a trip to the bag. His friends, Mrs Bear, who likes to sit around and the beach, and Sam makes zoo. This isn’t a normal Mr Fox, Mrs Duck and sleep in his a new friend while they’re to takes all of her friends on an amazing trip to zoo, though – it’s full of Mr Mouse, are all very basket – but Sam has a there… a crab! By 9 year the Moon – by 11 year some very extraordinary interested to find out secret. By 10 year old 2011 old 2012 winner Kipp old 2011 winner Nicole animals. By 11 year old what he has inside… By winner Kaitlin Broadfoot. Whysall. Sharrocks. 2011 winner Reece Cox. 10 year old 2011 winner 978-0-00-744535-6 978-0-00-749424-8 978-0-00-744536-3 978-0-00-744537-0 Louisa Kelly. 978-0-00-744538-7

Knock! Knock! Dominic Butters Joe was waiting for his friend Harry. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. Who was it? By 9 year old 2012 winner Dominic Butters. 978-0-00-749423-1

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