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  • Buzz and Bingo in

    Walking through the forest one moonlit night, Buzz and his dog Bingo find a sign pointing to a Monster Party. It sounds like fun – but first they have to find their way through the Monster Maze, meeting Count Dracula, a werewolf, a troll and a mummy along the way.

    *Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.

    • Text type – A humorous story.
  • Crunch and Munch

    From Jamie Oliver’s favourite dinner lady, Nora Sands, this recipe book is all you need to make some great healthy meals that are fun too. Each recipe includes an ingredients list, a child-friendly method and a ‘Top Tip’. There is a contents page on page 1, plus a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21.


    This is a Band 05/Green book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers early readers patterned language and varied characters. This is an instruction text with a cafe menu on page 22 and opening hours on page 23 which encourage children to discuss recipes and heal

  • Digging Up Dinosaurs

    How did those enormous dinosaur skeletons get inside the museum? Beloved author-illustrator Aliki’s simple, engaging text and colorful artwork bring the long-extinct creatures to life for young dinosaur enthusiasts. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.


    Long ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Then, suddenly, they died out. For thousands of years, no one knew these giant creatures had ever existed. Then people began finding fossils–bones and teeth and footprints that had turned to stone. Today, teams of experts work together to dig dinosaur fossils out of the ground, bone by fragile bone. Then they put the skeletons together again inside museums, to look just like the dinosaurs of millions of years ago.

  • Fabulous Creatures

    When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed – not Mum, not Dad, and certainly not her big brother (could it be that he’s afraid of large, hairy spiders?)… But when Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literacy language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.

  • Gathering in the

    Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level
    This wonderfully emotive collection of poems by award-winning poet Gareth Owen explores both the humorous and more serious elements of childhood, and is filled with beautiful illustrations by much-loved illustrator Peter Bailey


    * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.


    * A poetry book

  • Goosebumps 10 Book

    Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children’s book series of all time! Have you got Goosebumps yet? If not, you soon will! This creep collection will thrill you, frighten you, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Inside you’ll find ten tales of slimy monsters, horrifying mummies, malicious lawn gnomes, and of course, Slappy – the scariest ventriloquist dummy you will ever meet!

  • Harry the Clever

    When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed – not Mum, not Dad, and certainly not her big brother (could it be that he’s afraid of large, hairy spiders?)… But when Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day.


    * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.

  • Justice League My

    Justice League My Book of Everything is an action-packed book with three stories, activities, coloring, stickers and so much more with your favorite superheroes!

  • My Little Pony –

    Join twilight sparkle and her friends for eight fun-filled. My little pony adventures, perfect for story time or emerging readers.

  • Sam and the Nut

    Sam the squirrel has seen a juicy looking nut at the top of a tree, but when he tries to knock it down, it falls to the ground and into the paws of a cat and a dog. Will he ever get his nut back? Beautiful illustrations by Giuditta Gaviraghi accompany this story.

    This is a Pink/1B book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. It’s a simple story of fiction, with a familiar setting for early readers. A story map on pages 14-15 helps children recap important events of the narrative and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. The focus phonemes in this story are s, a, t, i, p, n, m, c, g, k, ck, d, e, o, u. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

  • Stripes : Band 00/Lilac

    Where do you see stripes around you? This non-fiction picture book looks at all sorts of stripes. Do you see them on a zebra’s fur, or as shadows on the pavement, or on a bright, woolly jumper? Alongside each photograph is a close-up snapshot that magnifies the various textiles and materials in detail.


    * Lilac/Band 0 – wordless book that gives information through pictures and is designed to develop understanding about how information books work.

  • Tiger’s Tales

    Build your child’s reading confidence at home with books at the right level
    A not very special cat loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Tiger starts looking at the books on the shelves…

    • White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language.

    • Text type – A fantasy story.

  • Up, Up and Away

    The red balloon flies up, up and away! Follow the balloon’s journey over the captivating landscape of the rooftops, river, mountains and the sea in this simple non-fiction recount.

  • Weather Report :

    A non-fiction report about different types of weather over the course of a week. Photographs of each weather accompany illustrations of how people might act and dress in different weather conditions, while the repetitive pattern of text reports on each day’s weather.


    * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development.


    * Text type – A non-fiction report.

  • Where Did Dinosaurs

    Stegosaurus had spikes along its back. Triceratops had long, sharp horns. Tyrannosaurus rex was enormous. Millions and millions of years before the first people lived, these fascinating creatures ruled the Earth. To find out where they came from, you have to look way back in time …3.5 billion years ago! Come explore the biggest mystery of all: Where did dinosaurs come from? Read and find out!

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