Chapter Books and Readers
The Prince and the Pea: Indepe
Prince Rupert longs to play with the other village children, but his mother, the Queen, wants to find a real princess to be his playmate. She has a clever plan to find a real princess for her son … but Rupert has a plan all of his own.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Cat on the Magic Mat: Pink 1B
Cat is having a magical adventure! Where will the mat take cat next?Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Bella the puppy is hiding. Where could she be?
Princess Pulverizer Watch That
When Princess Pulverizer comes across two identical witches – one good and one bad – it’s the evil one she finds most enchanting. That’s because the impatient princess is ready to end her Quest of Kindness and finally become a knight, which is just what the bad witch offers. Can Princess Pulverizer’s friends break the spell that seems to have taken hold of her?
On the Moon (Usborne Picture B
This is an artist-led picture book, which introduces young children to the vastness of the universe, how far away the moon is, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle and captivating story about an imaginative little girl. Combining full colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. The story’s use of rhythmic text generates an evocative and friendly tale, taking children on a magical and informative journey.
Dinosaurs (First Reading) (2.3
An exciting peek into the extraordinary world of dinosaurs. Combines fascinating information with simple flowing text to excite and inspire beginner readers. Includes extra dinosaur facts, index, glossary, timeline and internet links to carefully selected websites. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Clever Jack and the Giants (Us
A classic tale, retold for young readers. When poor Jack swots seven flies with a single blow, he can’t wait to tell the world how brave he is. But he has to use his wits to defeat an angry collection of giants to become a real hero.
How the Whale Got His Throat (
Long ago, whales could eat anything – and they did. Then one day, everything changed. This story, adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’ has been specially written for children who are learning to read, with colourful illustrations on each page and puzzles and fun facts about whales at the back of the book.
KickPaperback – 1 Sept. 2017
Budi’s plan is simple. He’s going to be a star. Budi’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn’t only Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way.
Where the World EndsPaperback
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018.Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home.Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive?
The Black Death (Young Reading
In October 1347, a terrible plague reached Europe from Asia. Seven years later, around half of the continent was dead. This is the gripping story of the ‘Black Death’ and how it changed the world, specially written for young readers who are growing in confidence. With accompanying illustrations, a timeline and links to carefully selected websites.
Jemima Small Versus the Univer
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020″An ode to body positivity.” – The i”An uplifting and heartening read.” – Sunday Express”An empowering story about body confidence.” – The Observer “Engaging… A powerful antidote to casting shade.” – The Sunday TimesI’m going to tell you the word that ruins my entire life: BIG. Because my name is Jemima Small. But I am exactly the opposite.Jemima Small is funny and smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still sometimes feel like nothing… Or how being made to join the school’s “special” healthy lifestyle group – aka Fat Club – could feel any less special. But Jemima also knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest. And maybe it’s her time to shine…
The Girl Who Speaks Bear: 1Pap
Enchanting and magical adventure of a young girl, from award winning author Sophie Anderson. The perfect gift for Christmas and a modern classic for young readers.Written with passion and compassion, Anderson’s talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book. – The Daily Mail Enchanting story – The Daily TelegraphThey call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.Interwoven with traditional stories of bears, princesses and dragons, Yanka’s journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure from the best-selling author of The House With Chicken Legs.WINNERIndie Book Awards 2020 WINNERWales Book of the Year 2020Shortlisted Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2021ShortlistedWest Sussex Schools Library Children’s Book Award 2021LonglistedThe UKLA Book Awards 2021