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Reading Champion: Abdul's Lazy Sons

Reading Champion: Abdul's Lazy Sons

by Katie Dale Illustrated by Shahab Shamshirsaz
Abdul works hard on the farm, but his sons never help. They are far too lazy! Then Abdul thinks of a clever trick to make them work very hard indeed …

Reading Champion is a completely innovative reading programme developed with experts at UCL’s Institute of Education. The series offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills, with books spanning the 4-11 age group.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, so they can read with little or no help and encourages reading for pleasure. This story is perfect for those reading book band 9 (Gold) or aged 6 and up.
Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream

Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream

by Jill Atkins Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio
Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory slowly recalls how she injured her leg so badly. Can she recover in time to achieve her dream of being a high jump champion at the next junior championships?

This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows:
Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+
Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Reading Champion: Ahmed and the New Boy

Reading Champion: Ahmed and the New Boy

by Enid Richemont Illustrated by Maxine Lee
Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.

In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed’s school – and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?
Reading Champion: Alfie's Castle

Reading Champion: Alfie's Castle

by Jackie Walter Illustrated by David Arumi
When Alfie gets a brick castle for his birthday, he can’t wait to get started building it! But Mum, Dad and Grandad all have trouble assembling their parts … until Alfie discovers how to solve the problem. If they work as a team, they can build the best castle ever!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Alfred and the Vikings

Reading Champion: Alfred and the Vikings

by Damian Harvey Illustrated by James Rey Sanchez
When Vikings arrive and invade, King Alfred summons the Anglo-Saxons to fight. This true story of the famous defeat of the Vikings is brought to life through the eyes of Alfred’s squire, who witnesses Alfred’s bravery first hand.

This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows:
Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+
Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Reading Champion: Anansi and the Box of Stories

Reading Champion: Anansi and the Box of Stories

by Katie Dale Illustrated by Valentina Bandera
A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite African tale. Anansi the spider is a trickster and he will stop at nothing to get Nyame’s story box, proving that even the littlest among us can achieve the greatest things.

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows:
Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+
Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+
Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+
Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+
Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Reading Champion: Anansi and the Sheep

Reading Champion: Anansi and the Sheep

This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Anansi the spider is clever and helpful. When he comes across a sad and hungry sheep, Anansi decides to help the sheep find greener pastures. Along the way, he must also save them both from hungry wild beasts! Come along with Anansi and the Sheep on this fun mash-up of traditional stories!

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Androcles and the Lion

Reading Champion: Androcles and the Lion

by Sue Graves Illustrated by Alex Paterson
Androcles is a brave slave. One day he escapes from his master and hides in a cave, only for a terrifying Lion to come into the cave! Little does he realise the encounter with the Lion will in fact save his life …

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Animals That Fly

Reading Champion: Animals That Fly

This non-fiction text explores different animals that fly. The book is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

Perfect reads for children aged 4-5, reading at book band pink.
Reading Champion: Animals that Glow

Reading Champion: Animals that Glow

by Katie Woolley Illustrated by Claire McElfatrick
This book is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Animals that Glow is a non-fiction text reporting on animals that glow to attract prey, protect themselves or communicate. The simple sentence structure offers readers the opportunity for an independent reading experience with the support of the illustrations.

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

This early non-fiction text is accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Reading Champion: Animals that Jump

Reading Champion: Animals that Jump

This non-fiction book about animal that jump, from frogs to kangaroos, is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.

Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child’s reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for children aged 4-5 or reading at book band yellow 3.
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