The See-Saw Workbook (Collins Big Cat)
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 wrial 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
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
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The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Excerpt from Eleanor's Victor, Vol. 2 of 3He is very good, the old man answered; he has not offended me. He is quite free, quite f...ree to act for himself. I did the best I could for him - I did the best; but he is perfectly free.The two maiden sisters exchanged a look of triumph. In this hand-to-hand contest for the rich man's favour, it did not seem as if either Ellen Darrell or her son were gaining any great advantage.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
She struts and she prances, banters and boasts, “I’m ever so pretty, yes, prettier than most!” The other flamingos that lived on t...he beach stayed out of her way, stayed out of her reach. Meet a diva flamingo who thinks she's better than anyone else until she finds herself in need of help, will anyone come to her rescue? A delightful story told in verse that reflects the message, "we all are special, each and everyone of us"...to make a friend you have to be a friend first. #kindness #friendship read more
The Puppy Explorer is a children's book for children of all ages. For self readers, the best age group is from 7-12. In this book,... you will explore the natural wonders of the world with a young, playful and beloved puppy named Brandi. Brandi can find the good in any situation, which is terrific, since she always seems to mistakenly find herself in some kind of trouble. Not only will you thoroughly enjoy reading about Brandi's adventures, you will laugh, and learn a great deal about some of the most amazing places on Earth. read more
UNESCO passed the Convention of the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1972, and set up a fund to protect th...e cultural and natural Heritages in World Heritage List. Up till now, there are 890 heritages all over the world, including 689 cultural, 176 natural, and 25 dual ones. Selecting puzzling mysteries from World Heritage List, this book analyzes and interprets the wonders and puzzles comprehensively. It elaborates the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, especially those seemingly transnormal, intricate and pendent secrets. Readers can browse through the mysteries of world heritages, making a fascinating tour spiritually while reading this book. read more
An engaging workbook for children who are using the Big Cat series.
This non-fiction book takes you on a journey into the jungle and looks at the people, animals and wildlife that live there, includ...ing parrots, monkeys and big cats.• This non-fiction book takes you on a journey into the jungle and looks at the people, animals and wildlife that live there, including parrots, monkeys and big cats.• Pink A/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions• Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the jungle on pages 14–15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.• Text type: A non-fiction report• Curriculum links: Understanding of the world read more
When the Three Bears leave their house for a walk, a young girl named Goldilocks appears and is drawn in to the house by the smell... of hot porridge. But what happens when the bears return and find their porridge is gone? This fun rhyming play by the “national children’s dramatist” David Wood is wonderfully illustrated by Tom Percival. • Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.• Text type: A playscript of a traditional tale• Pages 30 and 31 present a radio interview with the Three Bears, exploring their thoughts towards the events of the play.• Curriculum links: Literacy: Dialogue and plays; 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
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
Locked away inside a cold, stone tower for many years, the beautiful Rapunzel is desperate to escape. But is there any way out?
Follow the life of a little boy called Oliver as he goes from being a workhouse orphan to a life with a group of young pickpockets.... Will he ever manage to escape his life of crime? This wonderful retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story was written by Hilary McKay. • Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.• Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author• Curriculum links: Literacy: Extended stories/Significant authors; read more
Hansel and Gretel are poor, so they have to travel through the forest to find work for their father. On the way, they meet a kind ...old lady asking for help. But does she have other plans? read more
This action-packed graphic novel retells the legend of King Arthur, following him as he is transformed from an ordinary young boy ...to a powerful and famous monarch. Written by Mary Hoffman, this well-known story has been brought to life with illustrations by Dante Ginevra. • Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. • Text type: A graphic novel set in the past 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
It was Pirate Captain Codspawn’s birthday. But what was his birthday surprise? It wasn’t the beetles in the butter. It wasn’t the ...spiders in the sugar. And it wasn’t the special pirate pie that Cook had baked. But it was the best present a pirate could ever want! • Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. • Text type - A humorous story. • Pages 22 and 23 feature a recipe for pirate pie, with ingredients that would test the stomachs of even the most bloodthirsty pirates. This is a great starting point for further discussion and activities outside the reading session. • Curriculum links - Geography: Going to the Seaside, Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? • This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: How to be a Pirate, also by Scoular Anderson. 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
Follow the life of Pip, a poor lonely orphan in Victorian England. Everything changes when he becomes friends with the wealthy Est...ella. But can Pip leave his past behind? Written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, this inspired retelling is written by Whitbread award-winning author Hilary McKay. • 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 retelling of a story by a significant author • Curriculum links: History; Citizenship read more
A big owl and a small owl sit up in a tree. In trying to show each other how big they are, the small owl is accidentally knocked o...ut of the tree. Can the big owl save him? This quirkily illustrated story is written by Michelle Robinson. • A big owl and a small owl sit up in a tree. In trying to show each other how big they are, the small owl is accidentally knocked out of the tree. Can the big owl save him? This quirkily illustrated story is written by Michelle Robinson. • Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. • Pages 14–15 provide an illustrated storyboard that consolidates understanding of the story and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. • Text type: A story with patterned language • Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development read more
Photos and illustrations combine to give a detailed picture of the fascinating life that goes on underground. We meet animals who ...live underground, see trains that travel underground and follow pipes, wires and cables from houses deep into the ground. • Blue/ Band 4 non-fiction books use children’s language patterns to give information which is supported by the illustrations and design. • Text types - A non-chronological report. • The cross-sectioned diagram on pages 14 and 15 allows children to recap and discuss the text. • Curriculum links - Geography: the local area; Science: light and dark. • This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. read more
Vivian French tells this well-known, much loved traditional tale of Aladdin, the magical genies, and Aladdin’s wishes. Will he fin...d happiness with his riches and beautiful wife, or will evil magician Kadar Ghazi steal everything from him? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. read more
A wonderful retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic story about a fierce, angry giant, who wants nothing to do with the children who pl...ay in his beautiful garden. But when he finds himself miserable and alone in an eternal winter-land, it’s an act of kindness to an unlikely friend that brings back Spring and, finally, happiness. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. read more
The survival of the white continent’s most famous inhabitants is the subject of this beautiful book. The beauty of Antarctic and t...he enchanting secrets of its penguin population is brought to life with a delightful series of photographs by the Big Cat Diaries team of Jonathan and Angela Scott. • White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. • Text type - A non-chronological report. • A poster on pages 30 and 31 advertises the highlights and attractions of the magical land of Antarctica, providing opportunities for speaking, listening and writing activities. • Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World. read more
At night in the rainforest, things start to happen. Meet the animals and insects that live in the rainforest, in this simple non-f...iction recount by award-winning wildlife photographer, Nic Bishop.• Blue / Band 4 - An information book• Text type - Non-fiction• The focus phoneme in this book is aw (crawl).• A summary of the creatures that live in the rainforest can be found on the final spread.• Nic Bishop also wrote Yellow 3 Real Monsters. read more
The story follows Goldilocks' journey through the bears' house as she samples their bowls of porridge and tries out their three di...fferently-sized beds. When Goldilocks is discovered sleeping in Baby Bear's bed, however, the story takes a different twist and Goldilocks is invited to join them for breakfast. read more
Pages: 32, Paperback, HarperCollins UK
Follow one girl as she visits the park at different points of the year, collecting objects and pictures for her scrapbook to show ...the differences between the seasons. Wonderfully illustrated in vivid colours by Christine Jenny, this non-fiction book is written by Charlotte Raby. What would you put in your seasons scrapbook? • Pink B/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions • Children can re-cap the changing seasons on pages 14–15. • Text type: A non-fiction recount • Curriculum links: Geography: Weather around the world read more