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Experience 13 special days from cultures around the world! Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, Let’s Celebrate! makes for a fun and informative companion to the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World.
Interest Age 5-8 Award winning Kevin Crossley-Holland tells a traditional story with an entertaining crispness and a witty twist. A girl gets to marry the king and live handsomely for eleven months on condition that she can spin five sacks of wool in a day during the twelfth. Of course, she’s sure he will forget. But, when he doesn’t, how is she to fulfil her side of the bargain? Luckily, there’s help at hand but will she be able to pay the price? About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child's-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as the Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Dia de Muertos and the New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes about why we celebrate.
In this illustrated chapter book retelling of a folk tale from Cambodia, cunning Dara uses her expertise as an engineer to foil a wicked plot and save her husband. Available individually and as part of the Stories from around the World: 4 Tales of Problem-Solving & Wit set.
A brave young princess sets out on a dangerous adventure to rescue her mother and her infant son. This illustrated chapter book retelling of a folktale from Brazil is available individually and as part of the Stories from around the World: 4 Tales of Persistence & Grit set.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Jump on a magical bus and take a tour of strange and wonderful lands in this wonderfully imaginative poem by June Crebbin. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with long vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. 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. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Arohan is desperate for a guitar. What eight year old boy isn't? So when Arohan's grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is no ordinary flute. An instrument steeped in the myths and legends of China, the xiao has its own special magic, as Arohan is soon to discover. When his brothers go missing on the slopes of the hill behind their home in Malaysia, Arohan must ensure they return safe and sound. But does he have what it takes to placate the guardian of the bamboo grove and summon the mythical phoenix? A touching and courageous story of a young boy's love for his family and the magical things that can happen when you listen to your heart.
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Princess Sabra has a simple happy life until her kingdom is attacked by a fierce, fire-breathing dragon. As she struggles to find a way of saving the land and the people, there appears only one answer and one very high cost...Can the strange soldier who appears be the only one who can rescue her and save her kingdom from the mighty beast? * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird Classic edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers. It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from 5+, whilst retaining all the key parts of the story including Heidi's friendship with Peter, her life in Frankfurt with Clara, and fascinating details about life in the mountains. Detailed full-colour illustrations throughout also help to bring this classic tale to life. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Classics series include Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels, The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers, The Jungle Book and The Wind in the Willows.
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