Helper Bird (Collins Big Cat)
This little bird may be small, but it’s very helpful to bigger animals. This photographic non-fiction book shows how the bird is able to help the larger animals around it, set against the stunning backdrop of Africa.• Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language• Children can recap the different ways the bird can help other animals on pages 14–15.• Text type: A simple non-fiction book• Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us
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Owl thinks he is the best at everything, but he keeps meeting other birds who are better than him. What is Owl best at?
Owl thinks he is the best at everything, but he keeps meeting other birds who are better than him. What is Owl best at? This sweet... story about finding our own strengths is written and illustrated by Laura Hambleton. read more
Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progre...ssion of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 9 books are similar in complexity to level 8, with strong patterns and similar events and episodes. Nonfiction titles use nonfiction tools including signs, labels, captions, and diagrams where necessary. Single-word spacing is used from level 9 upwards. In addition, very high-frequency words appear consistently without vowel markings. These features will help the students get used to the traditional norms of printed Arabic. From sea birds to woodland birds this colorful photographic book introduces children to a wide variety of birds from around the world." read more
Locked away inside a cold, stone tower for many years, the beautiful Rapunzel is desperate to escape. But is there any way out?
Cinderella is tired of a life of chores, but everything changes when her fairy godmother turns up. But just as she meets her perfe...ct prince, the clock chimes twelve and she has to run. Will this retelling of the traditional fairytale end happily ever after? read more
Find out all about teeth in this photographic information book – from baby teeth and adult teeth to using them and cleaning them. ...• Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. • Text type: A simple non-fiction book • Children can re-cap the stages of the book on pages 14–15. • Curriculum links: Science: Ourselves read more
Explore the extraordinary world of water bears, tiny animals that you can find all around but only see with a microscope. Learn al...l about where they live, what they do, and how you can discover them for yourself in this simple non-fiction report accompanied by fantastic scientific pictures that bring the microscopic to life in a fun, exciting way • Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. • Text type: A simple non-fiction report. • A summary of the steps to finding water bears on pages 14-15 helps children to recap the book and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. • Curriculum links: Knowledge and understanding of the world read more
This fascinating book gives an introduction to some of the oldest, boldest and coldest sculptures ever made! From the sphinx and t...he Statue of Liberty, to works by Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Meret Oppenheim, the sculptures are revealed in stunning photographs, alongside interesting and informative facts. • Green level/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned, natural language and varied characters. • Text type - Non-chronological report. • There is a fact file on pages 22 and 23 for children to discuss. • Curriculum links- Art: sculpture; Design & Technology: developing and planning ideas. • This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. read more
Young Hercules is challenged by the King to carry out seven labours - no problem, although the King is less impressed when he brin...gs back the evidence and stinks out the palace. read more
An engaging workbook for children who are using the Big Cat series. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat series. ...They enable children to practise and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises.Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children’s writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English. read more
Artist Jon Stuart shows how he produces computer-generated images. The process starts with a simple block of cubes, which are adde...d to, given texture, before being bent, stretched, twisted into the correct shape and size. He then adds background, lighting and colour to bring the whole scene to life. • Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. • Text type - An information book. • A flow chart on pages 22 and 23 summarises the process, and there is a contents page on page 1, as well as a glossary and index on pages 20 and 21. • Curriculum links - Art and Design: Investigating different kinds of art, craft and design. ICT: An introduction to modelling; Creating pictures. • This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. read more
Three young rabbits have built their homes from straw, wood and bricks. But will their houses be strong enough to stop the Big Bad... Wolf from destroying them? This beautiful retelling of the traditional tale is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mandy Stanley. • Three young rabbits have built their homes from straw, wood and bricks. But will their houses be strong enough to stop the Big Bad Wolf from destroying them? This beautiful retelling of the traditional tale is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mandy Stanley. • Pink B/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions • Children can recap the journey of the three rabbits and the big bad wolf using the story map on pages 14–15. • Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale • Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development read more
An engaging workbook for children learning English with the Big Cat series. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat ...series. They enable children to practice and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises.Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children’s writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English. read more
Hippo wants to play on the see-saw. But who will play with him? In this humorous story a hippo wants to go on a see-saw, but no ot...her animal is heavy enough to get hippo off the ground. It takes a group of animals to do it – and in the end, it is a tiny mouse that makes the difference.• Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions.• Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language.• Pages 14 and 15 feature a flow chart, an ideal opportunity to retell the story in sequence. read more
This colourful and informative book is presented as a ‘scrapbook’ of mementoes from Amy’s visit to the Pacific island of Vanuatu. ...Packed with photos, it gives information on how the islands of the Pacific wre formed, how villagers live, and about the kinds of animals and plants that grow there. This colourful and informative book is presented as a ‘scrapbook’ of mementoes from Amy’s visit to the Pacific island of Vanuatu. Packed with photos, it gives information on how the islands of the Pacific wre formed, how villagers live, and about the kinds of animals and plants that grow there. With its account of towns, villages, food and activities, this book will inform and fascinate developing readers. A final double page spread provides a glossary of unusual terms and a map to show where Vanuatu is located. Purple level (Band 8) books offer developing readers structured language with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. read more
Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to visit Granny. But when she arrives at Granny's a big, hairy, toothy surprise awaits her! W...hat's happened to Granny and how will Little Red Riding Hood escape? This wordless traditional tale is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Katherine McEwen. • Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. • Text type: A wordless traditional story • Children can follow Little Red Riding Hood's journey through the forest to Granny's house on pages 14-15. • Curriculum links: Personal, Social and Emotional Development read more
This story with a familiar setting is about Lenny's family who go to the local park to fly his new kite. Lenny takes great care to... hold on to his kite, but then Mum has a turn. She holds on tightly too, but trips over the dog, and falls into the pond. The other children try to help, so they all arrive home soaking wet and muddy!• Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language.• Text Type - A story with a familiar setting.• The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words.• Curriculum links - Science: pushes and pulls.• This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: The Wind by Monica Hughes (Band 3/Yellow).• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. read more
It’s Cal and Annie’s first day at their new school. Cal is terrified that his little sister is going to tell the other children at... school the family secret – that their dad is a pirate. All goes well to begin with, but as the day progresses, the news soon gets out! • Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. • Text type - A story with a familiar setting. • The excitement chart on pages 46 and 47 can be used to support an oral recount of the events of the story. • Curriculum links - PSHE: Healthy lifestyles (emotional health). read more
'Collins Big Cat' is a guided reading series for ages 4-7. Children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fictio...n books that your children should love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical teaching notes are included at the back of each book. read more
As five friends paddle around the bay in their dinghy, none of them see a storm coming until it's too late. Swept out to sea, the ...children end up on a desert island. Follow them in this exciting playscript, as they explore the island and try to find a way to escape. read more
Remind yourself of the enchanting story of Pinocchio, by Pinocchio, retold here by the multi-award winning author Michael Morpurgo... and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. A truly beautiful edition that brings this classic tale back to life. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. read more
Worm is fed up with earth for lunch and wants something more exciting. He tries eating grass, bark and even a leaf on the advice o...f various animal friends – and almost becomes lunch himself when a hungry bird appears! • Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. • Text type - Playscript. • Instructions for putting on the play are on pages 22 and 23 to encourage children to discuss the script. •Curriculum links - Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. read more