A retelling of the traditional tale of the Pied Piper, and how he saves the village of Hamelin from the invasion of rats, only to take his cruel revenge on the people after the mayor refuses to pay him for his good deed. June Crebbin wonderfully captures the spirit of this story for older children, with a spine-tingling finale. Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A trgive increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions… read more
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Pregnancy can make it difficult to find trendy and stylish swimsuits, but it's not impossible. We've rounded up some of our favorite belly-friendly suits that you'll actually want to wear.
We all face the same post-holiday predicament. What are we going to do with those heaping piles of new stuff? The answer is in a New Year refresh we're all motivated to participate in. Enlist the kids' help in cleanup time with these savvy storage products from Houzz.
Spring break gets the wheels turning for creative ways to improve the backyard before summer. How can we maximize our time outside this year? Houzz has 10 ideas for turning your yard into the neighborhood hangout.
Going back to school after a super summer vacation is no fun. But going back-to-school shopping? Now that's fun! What kid doesn't love picking out new backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, crayons and more? We've rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school supplies, all available at Walmart. Shop them below.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
Many kids with siblings often find themselves sharing a bedroom at some point in time. Although territorial disputes are inevitable, parents can implement a few design tactics in the kids' room to make family life in a compact home a little calmer. Use the following hardworking furniture and storage items to accommodate all of the kids in the room.
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
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.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
If you were an antonym, you would mean the opposite of another word. You could be FAST or SLOW, HOT or COLD, or RIGHT or WRONG. Wh...at else could you be if you were an antonym? read more
A la demande generale, Mimi est de retour pour un deuxieme volume, une nouvelle collection contenant 7 histoires en images pour le...s tout-petits. Pour cette sortie Mimi joue a cache-cache, rend visite a un bebe, aide Maman dans la cuisine, fait un petit vo read more
Few author-illustrators share Mo Willems' keen insight into the minds of young children. Dubbed the "master of the doodle," Willem...s inspires his readers to laugh and think, and perhaps most importantly, to express themselves creatively. Chronicling Willems' life and development as an illustrator and storyteller, this lively volume provides insight into his whimsical sensibility and demonstrates that hard work can be fun if you love what you do. In line with Common Core Standards, text features, including quick fact and vocabulary boxes, help readers quickly locate important information and allow them to approach Willems' works with new understanding and appreciation. read more
Bex Carter and her family are spending winter vacation at a fancy ski lodge. Unfortunately, Bex isn't that excited about it. Aunt ...Jeanie has scheduled every minute of their vacation with activities like Christmas Carol Karaoke, building gingerbread houses read more
Travel back in time 2,000 years to when the Iron Age Celtic tribes migrated to Britain. Find out what Britain was like before thei...r arrival, how they set up their communities, and what life was like for them as they built and defended their homes, foug read more
June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Gray Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes the...m to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 bo 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 read more
Three dragon tales from different cultures. Find out how brave Maren defies the terrifying beast on her wedding day, how a dragon’...s granny helps three boys escape his cruel claws, and how Tokoyo’s quest to free her father, sees her defeat the dreadful dragon and free her whole country at the same time. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: Traditional tales from other cultures Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions read more
Find out all about one of the worlds toughest running challenges, as racers compete for 28 days covering a distance of over 1,000 ...kilometers in some of the wildest and loneliest places on Earth, in the ultimate endurance event. Ruby/Band 14 books give read more
These wonderful atmospheric folktales from the Ukraine and China capture two different cultures, united in the presence of a drago...n, who has the power to change all of their lives forever. Told here, by master storyteller Dawn Casey. Emerald/Band 15 bo read more
Follow the journey of a polar bear from cub to adulthood to find out how they reach the top of the Arctic food chain and survive i...n the frozen north. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index on pages 44 and 45 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - Science - Living things and their habitats read more
Find out all about how New Zealand was made in this traditional Maori creation story. As the heroic Kupe and mythical octopus, Te ...Wheke, battle it out on the open seas, it s impossible to tell who ll be victorious. As the drama builds in this legend of read more
A lively retelling of the classic Greek legend, which tells Pandora’s tale of temptation. As she embarks life on Earth, she needs ...to follow just one last rule. She mustn’t, under any circumstance, open the box she’s been given. Can she do it, and what will be the consequences if she gives in? 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 traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends read more
Rediscover the wonderful story of Dorothy s adventures in Oz, with new friends the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tinman, as they come up ag...ainst good witches and wicked witches in their quest to find the Wizard, who promises to save them all in very different w read more
Two beautifully told traditional tales by Beverley Birch. The Water Thief’ is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how craft...y Tortoise plays him at his own game. Lumbwi and the Gazelle’ is about a moving friendship, but when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he seems to forget about his old friend, to dreadful consequences. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: Traditional tales from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends read more
Find out all about the ancient kingdom of Benin, the tribes that lived there, how they lived and were ruled, and how the nation ch...anged and developed over time. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for child read more
Collins Big Cat - Creatures from the Past: Band 17/Diamond
When Jack finds an old tinderbox, he doesn t think much of it, but the fact that someone else wants it so much makes him question ...his value. Indeed, as his wishes come true, there s only one last thing that he really wants. But will he be able to outwi read more
Princess Sabra has a simple, happy life until her kingdom is attacked by a fierce, fire-breathing dragon. As she struggles to find... a way of saving the land and the people, there appears only one answer and one very high cost. Can the strange soldie 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 lif read more
Get an understanding of one of the world s ancient civilizations, and find out all about their way of life, intriguing rituals, an...d bizarre sports in this fascinating account of how the Maya first established themselves more than 20,000 years ago in Ce read more
Meet Prospero and his daughter Miranda as they are shipwrecked on an island. As Prospero plans revenge on those that put them ther...e, an unlikely alliance leads to an alternative outcome with acceptance, forgiveness, friendship, and marriage at the hear read more
Rudyard Kipling s much-loved classic story for children, retold here by Narinder Dhami. Follow Mowgli s adventures with Bagheera, ...Baloo, and the wolf packs which he calls family, as he tries to escape the claws of vicious tiger Shere Khan. Sapphire/Ban read more
A gripping retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett s classic tale of mystery and friendship. When Mary Lennox is sent to live with he...r uncle at his remote home on the moor, she thinks she ll be lonely and bored. But when she finds a rusty old key and disc read more
Follow the exciting adventure of D Artagnan as he desperately tries to fight for a place as one of the King s Musketeers, in this ...gripping retelling of Alexandre Dumas classic story. Will D Artagnan have the courage, bravery, and skill to join the fine read more
Find out all about two nocturnal animals – bats and rats. Learn fascinating facts about the similarities and differences of these ...two animals in this illustrated information book by Karen Romano Young. •Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 3 / Yellow, which provides varied sentence structure and natural language, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. •Text type: An information book •On pages 14 to 15, children can recap the information in the book. •Curriculum links: Science read more