In Aesop’s original fable, the Country Mouse lived simply but without fear. The moral was that a simple country life was better than a town life of luxury accompanied by terror. Centuries later, re-tellers of the story saw that a simple country life had its own terrors, and the fable was reshaped with a new moral: ‘We learn to handle familiar dangers, but new ones alarm us.’ Purple level titles introduce a variety of topics to promote reading for pleasure and offer plenty of opportunities to look at rhyme and rhythm within words to build fluency and phrasing. Available for Levels 15-24, PM Traditional Tales and Plays retell classic tales in a simplified language and form that children can understand. Teachers use the tales in guided reading sessions and children can later read them with confidence and understanding. Parts are colour-coded for easy recognition.
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When a little old lady bakes a gingerbread man, he comes alive and runs away. She chases him and along the way other animals try convincing him to stop. Finally, he arrives at a river where he must decide whether to accept an old fox’s help. Orange level titles introduce new words and reinforce those already encountered. Three-syllable words are included and readers encounter different story structures – such as traditional tales and plays – to build writing skills. Available for Levels 15-24, PM Traditional Tales and Plays retell classic tales in a simplified language and form that children can understand. Teachers use the tales in guided reading sessions and children can later read them with confidence and understanding. Parts are colour-coded for easy recognition.
Christopher has Asperger’s Syndrome. His brain isn’t wired up for people. It’s wired up for maths, science, Sherlock Holmes and other geeky delights. When his neighbour’s dog is murdered, he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. But how do you solve a mystery when everyone is a mystery to you (and when you’ve never been further than the end of the road on your own)? As Christopher starts digging, will he like the truths he brings to light?
The weather in Britain is not always perfect but the British love the seaside! In the TV show Brilliant Britain, singer and songwriter Suggs travels around the UK to find out more. He discovers a winter swimming club, some amazing beach huts and a very unusual amusement arcade… © DCD Media plc. All Rights Reserved. CEF Level A2 – For teenagers who have been learning English for at least two years – 1000 headwords. Award-winning Scholastic DVD Readers are non-fiction graded readers accompanied by up to 30 minutes of DVD material. Based on popular TV factual series and documentary films, Scholastic DVD Readers present teenagers with engaging content that covers a range of curriculum content areas. The DVD clips expose students to authentic English, supported by a simplified voiceover and subtitle option. #dvreads #britain #elt17 #eltresource
Merry Owen is desperate for her family to stay on their struggling farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, owned by the de Courcys who have been enemies of Merry’s family for generations. Skilled in the family tradition of archery, Merry is happiest out riding – but when she finds an overturned tree and a buried chest containing an ancient Welsh text, it leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets and untold danger …
When the news of the tragic death of Princess Diana rocks the country, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction and finds herself with difficult personal and professional decisions to make. #elt17 #secondaryelt #eltreaders
Forget the scary hyenas you’ve seen in The Lion King. The Bolds are the friendliest hyenas in town! And we do mean a town. These hyenas don’t live on the African prairie. They live like humans, in a suburban house. Here are a few things to know about the Bolds. 1) Tell them a joke. Like all hyenas, they love laughing. 2) They’re pretending to be humans. But pssst – don’t tell anyone. 3) They’re so nice they can never turn away a needy critter. That’s why’s there a crocodile in the loo and a sheep in the front room. But when two racehorses come to stay, is the Bolds’ secret about to get out? A hilarious romp by best-loved comedian Julian Clary Sequel to The Bolds, nominated for the Carnegie Medal Laugh-out-loud fun with a message about being different “Delightfully silly, full of fun” – School Librarian
A magical first story. Knights, dragons, giggles. What will happen when a peaceful knight meets a soft-hearted dragon?
From the award-winning Big Cat series, this bumper pack contains seventeen books in verse ranging from Book Bands Yellow to Purple. A surefire way to build literacy and foster a love of poetry. #halfprice-0816 #poetry-0610
As war explodes between the worlds and Heaven, what is the knowledge that Will and Lyra must seek to bring their long quest to an end? The soul-shaking finale to Philip Pullman’s masterpiece. #modern-classics
Painters paint them. Waterskiers ride on them. Ducks and swans splash around in them. Lakes and rivers influence our lives in all kinds of ways. So what can geography tell us about them? This visually beautiful book gives you all the facts about rivers and lakes: their origins and place in our landscape; their importance to human life, their place in the water cycle and their effect on our climate. Not to mention what happens when they flood! Your chance to learn essential geography for school, while taking a stunning tour of the world’s lakes and rivers. Fill your brain with facts. Feel like you’re off on a refreshing waterside holiday! Fascinating geographical look at the world’s lakes and rivers Introduces essential scientific vocabulary and curriculum facts Beautifully illustrated with colour photos and labelled diagrams Explores how lakes and rivers affect human life and the physical world