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Football Superstars: Mbappe Rules

Football Superstars: Mbappe Rules

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Children might be fans of a particular footballer even if they are not fully fledged supporters of a club or national team. The Football Rules books are perfect for the young fan who needs to know every single detail about their favourite idol. Each title is packed with essential facts and stats, and tells the inspirational story of the player's path to success. Mbappe Rules is written in an engaging and accessible style that's ideal for emerging and reluctant readers. The book charts the meteoric rise of France and Paris St Germain's star striker, who lit up the FIFA World Cup in 2018, and also became the most expensive teenage player in the same year. The simple, narrative text is supplemented with cartoons, visual jokes and presented with an energetic, graphic look. Sections and chapters will make it easy to navigate and fun to dip in and out of. A supporting cast of players, managers, TV pundits and fans that chip in with quotes, jokes and comments add to the playful but informative fun. Tables and lists of goalscoring records, honours, awards, transfer fees and other stats will equip the young fans with the knowledge to impress their friends and become the top pundit in the playground. Each book follows a formula, with distinct sections enabling young fans of the different players to share facts and compare stats, Top Trumps style.

Football Superstars: Kane Rules

Football Superstars: Kane Rules

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Children might be fans of a particular footballer even if they are not fully fledged supporters of a club or national team. The Football Rules books are perfect for the young fan who needs to know every single detail about their favourite idol. Each title is packed with essential facts and stats, and tells the inspirational story of the player's path to success. Kane Rules is written in an engaging and accessible style that's ideal for emerging and reluctant readers. The book presents readers with everything they need to know about England and Tottenham Hotspur's star forward Harry Kane. The simple, narrative text is supplemented with cartoons, visual jokes and presented with an energetic, graphic look. Sections and chapters will make it easy to navigate and fun to dip in and out of. A supporting cast of players, managers, TV pundits and fans that chip in with quotes, jokes and comments add to the playful but informative fun. Tables and lists of goalscoring records, honours, awards, transfer fees and other stats will equip the young fans with the knowledge to impress their friends and become the top pundit in the playground. Each book follows a formula, with distinct sections enabling young fans of the different players to share facts and compare stats, Top Trumps style.

Football Superstars: Messi Rules

Football Superstars: Messi Rules

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

If Lionel Messi is your favourite football superstar, then this book is for you. Discover how Little Leo left his home in Argentina to lead the strikeforce at Barcelona and earn the label, Greatest Of All Time. Learn how Messi won the Ballon d'Or five times, helped Barcelona win the Treble twice, and became Argentina's top scorer! Includes quizzes, stats and little-known facts keep the fun factor high.

Football Superstars: Ronaldo Rules

Football Superstars: Ronaldo Rules

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

If Cristiano Ronaldo is your favourite football superstar, then this is the book for you. Discover how he went from kicking bottles in the streets of Madeira to becoming an idol at Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. Learn how Ronaldo scored over 700 career goals, won the Champions League five times, and became the most followed person on Instagram! Includes quizzes, stats and little-known facts keep the fun factor high.

Let's Read: Dressing Up

Let's Read: Dressing Up

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

A series of fiction and non-fiction books introducing key social, emotional and academic skills to help prepare children for Reception and support their journey through Early Years, KS1 and beyond. The books in this series will cover topics that children of today can relate to, encouraging an interest in the world around the child and supporting familiarisation of specific subjects.

Josh and the Thunder Band 3/Yellow

Josh and the Thunder Band 3/Yellow

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

There's a storm outside and Josh is scared, but Emma knows just what to do to help him face his fears. This lovely fiction story was written by Simon Mugford. There's a storm outside and Josh is scared, but Emma knows just what to do to help him face his fears. This lovely fiction story was written by Simon Mugford. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Reading Planet - The Rock Wall - Red A: Galaxy

Reading Planet - The Rock Wall - Red A: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

In this photographic information book, children find out how to get to the top of a climbing wall and how to stay safe doing it! The Rock Wall is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 4-5 years

Reading Planet - Football Fun - Red B: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Football Fun - Red B: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Football is a fun game to play! This photographic information book explores what we need to play football. Who will you play football with? Football Fun is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 4-5 years

Football Crazy!

Football Crazy!

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

In Football Crazy! meet the beautiful game's greatest jokers, giggle at goalkeeper gaffes, despair at back-pass disasters and much, much more. Packed with amazing images and a lively text, covers such diverse football topics as amazing goals, tantalising tricks, brilliant saves, embarrassing mistakes, ludicrous haircuts and ghastly shirts. Arranged thematically and featuring everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, Football Crazy! explores the most incredible and fascinating football stories and incidents from across the world.

Reading Planet - Our Team - Blue: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Our Team - Blue: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

An engaging information book about the sports we play at school, including football, rounders and running races. Find out about the importance of warming up and stretching before playing any sports, and working together as a team. Our Team is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Reading Planet - How Does it Feel? - Red A: Galaxy

Reading Planet - How Does it Feel? - Red A: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Explore the world of different textures - such as soft and hard, smooth and rough, bendy or stiff - in this appealing photographic book. How Does it Feel? is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 4-5 years

Reading Planet - Shape School - Yellow: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Shape School - Yellow: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Find out lots about two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in this engaging non-fiction book ... Circles, spheres, squares, cubes, triangles and prisms ... Which can you find in your classroom and around your school? Shape School is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Reading Planet - A Day in the City - Yellow: Galaxy

Reading Planet - A Day in the City - Yellow: Galaxy

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Ethan and his Dad take the train from their village to visit the city for the day. The city is busy and they see lots of exciting things. Which part of the day will Ethan like the most? A Day in the City is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 13: Flashes and Bangs

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 13: Flashes and Bangs

Author: Simon Mugford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Flashes and Bangs is an A-Z guide to the exciting science behind light and sound. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

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