Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening. A spooky, funny football story by Malachy Doyle and Garry Parsons, perfect for children learning to read. Seamus loves two things - United and ghosts! So when he hears that the spooky old castle on the hill has ghosts playing football in it, he's up there in a flash! Well, as quickly as he can go with his scaredy-ba Granda in tow. Once they get into the castle, Seamus discovers that there are two teams kicking a ball around there - the United and Rovers cup final teams, doomed to play on until they hear the final whistle.
And guess what Seamus has in his pocket? But first, there's the chance to beat the Rovers, with Seamus the star striker in place! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up.
It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. Book band: White. A fun and quirky story against anything but your average team, perfect for children learning to read. When Seamus and his scaredy-ba Granda go for a night-time walk, they don't expect to find a group of ghosts in an old barn.
Greg the Ghoul, Phantom Pete and friends are too scared to go up into heaven, in case they are sent back down to hell, so they are just waiting around in the barn, getting bored. Seamus has an idea to relieve their boredom - they should form a football team and play other ghosts! The ghosts are nervous, but Seamus and his Granda help them get fit and improve their game. Soon they are champion players, powering their way through teams on earth, heaven and even hell!
Pete and his faithful companion, Blob the Basset Hound, love to go a-wandering in the pitch-dark night. Can Pete and Blob save the day well, the night , or will The Horrors win? Tom is worried when Jacko, his sheep dog, goes missing in Trapped!. Jacko's a clever dog. He knows there are dangerous mine shafts on the hills above the farm. Tom is forbidden to go up on the hills alone, but time is running out TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests.
Never mind Russian former-allies, side-jumping Romanians, smugglers of Jews to Palestine, or to the officially neutral Turkish hosts who play all sides against the middle. Bloomsbury, This all took place in England in the town of Bloomsbury and Charleston. McKay, Hillary. Well, there is the endlessly diverting art on the walls, which displays an eclectic mixture not only of periods and genres but also of seriousness and whimsy. All of the rooms have vintage touches, such as Roberts radios and gramophones, plus REN bath products and powerful rain showers. The area of Bloomsbury itself does look a bit like a museum with many historical buildings still standing.
It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading.
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The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. In the early morning hurly-burly of breakfast time, no one notices when little Annie's teddy bear, Ted, falls to the floor. It is only when the morning rush is finally over that Mama and Annie find him. And then comes Annie's favourite time of day when she, Ted and Mama at last have time for a snuggle all together! What's the secret of sleep?
With the bright moon by her side she sets sail on a journey of discovery, making many new friends along the way.
Can they help her find the secret to a good night's sleep? Beautifully illustrated, QED Storytime introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Discussion points for parents and teachers are also included.
Pete is special - he can fly! All he has to do is run, jump, and - off he goes! Will he be able to win at the Olympics without giving his secret away? Ever since Pete was a child he's known he was different - he can fly! Now, at only 13 years old, Pete has qualified for the Olympics to compete in the triple jump.
And Edgar Winter, Pete's competition, is determined not to lose against someone so young - no matter what it takes. But Pete's sure to win the gold - that is, if his nerves, and Edgar, don't get the best of him! A delightfully well-crafted story with an Olympic theme. A beautiful retelling of the stpry of Rama and Sita from award-winning author Malachy Doyle, with stunning, colourful illustrations from Christopher Corr.
Guided reading notes are also available to help schools get the most out of this title. The Indian chief was brave and fierce, so many people were afraid of him. But Wasso, the brave baby, was not afraid of him. When the proud Indian chief goes to confront Wasso, he learns an important and humbling lesson.
No matter how much he tries to intimidate the brave baby, she will not do as he says. Jimmy can't stand Dax's bullying any longer. He steals GBP from his father and runs away. But Dax is on the same train - and he sees the money. Now Jimmy and Dax are locked in a frantic chase. Can Jimmy run fast enough and far enough? Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. When Jack moves into a new house, it seems like there's nothing to do. But when he loses his football over the garden wall, he meets Abbie, his mysterious next-door neighbour, who gives him a glimpse of the exciting world on the other side and the wild creatures that live there, including snakes and wolves and tigers and giants!
Kwang-su must embark on a perilous journey so that he can marry Ling-Ling. He must cross monster infested rivers and outwit the powerful genii that live on the mountain-top.
With a little help from some magic gifts, he manages to return home in time to save Ling-Ling from marrying an old mandarin. Action packed re-telling of an ancient Chinese myth. This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read.
Women from all walks of life have been thrown together by the War. Together they must toil for long hours in the aircraft factory whilst striving to navigate. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Great granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica cusilleca.tk: The Fancy (Bloomsbury Reader) eBook: Monica Dickens : Kindle Store.
In this Green-B level Silly Jack book: Jack's mum is not happy when he swaps both their cows for a harp, a bee, and some dancing mice - he should have sold them for gold! When the king decrees that he will give Gold-to anyone who can get the queen to dance, Jack decides to go for it! He has problems when he tries to bring the rewards of his labour home! The advice his mother gives him does not always suit his next job.
But the beans grow into a magic beanstalk, and at the top Jack meets a hungry giant and a hen that lays golden eggs. Jack escapes with the hen, but the giant gives chase! An informative picture book about life cycles and seasons - key topics of the National Curriculum. Jody's grandad gives her some runner bean seeds, which they plant and watch together.
All through the spring, summer and autumn, Jody cares for her beans and watches as they grow and grow. Then, at last, they are ready to pick and eat. Meanwhile, Jody's mum has a baby growing inside her Five fantastic stories and one non-fiction book from Star Reading. With brilliant parent notes to help you get the most out of every book with your child, all at gold book band level. King Iubdan, ruler of the Little People, believes he is the most powerful king in the world.