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Reading Champion: The Mice and the Elephants

Reading Champion: The Mice and the Elephants

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)

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: The Mermaid of Zennor

Reading Champion: The Mermaid of Zennor

by Lynne Benton Illustrated by Daniel Duncan
In this retelling of a Cornish folktale, we visit the mermaid’s chair of Zennor Church and learn the tale of the mermaid and local man, Matthew Trewella.

This colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11. 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: The Lost Bear

Reading Champion: The Lost Bear

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)

Imagine Jem’s worry, when he realises he’s lost his precious Bear at the playground! Everywhere Dad and Jem look, there’s no Bear, They nearly give up hope. You won’t believe what fun Bear gets up to in this sweet tale of sharing and determination!

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: The Little Peacock

Reading Champion: The Little Peacock

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)

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: The Lion and the Jackal

Reading Champion: The Lion and the Jackal

In this retelling of a tradiitonal African Tale, Jackal must outwit Lion in order to escape being eaten!

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)

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.
This book is perfect for the 5-7 age group or supports those reading at book band Purple.
Reading Champion: The Legend of the Flying Dutchman

Reading Champion: The Legend of the Flying Dutchman

by Elizabeth Dale Illustrated by Gus Art
Join the crew of the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and find out what life was llike on board, and what led the ship to her legendary fate of roaming the seas for eternity.

This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. 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: The King with Horse's Ears

Reading Champion: The King with Horse's Ears

by Damian Harvey Illustrated by Pink Wazza
A kind king in a far off land has been hiding his ears from everyone in his kingdom – even his wife, the queen! He has horse’s ears on his head and he is afraid everyone will laugh if they find out… Until a magical violin changes everything! For Independent Reading at White Band 10, readers aged 5-7 years.

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).

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: The Joker

Reading Champion: The Joker

by Kay Woodward Illustrated by Alex Paterson
Milly was a joker – she just LOVED playing jokes on her family. But after a whole week of Milly tricking them, her family decide to play a joke of their own…

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 11 stories are the perfect introduction to first chapter books for children aged 6+ who are reading at book band 11 in classroom reading lessons.
Reading Champion: The House with Golden Windows

Reading Champion: The House with Golden Windows

by Jenny Jinks Illustrated by Shahab Shamshirsaz
The Emperor lives in a beautiful golden palace, but he is not happy… he always wants more. So when he sees a house with golden windows on the other side of the valley, he decides he must have it!

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 Turquoise 7 stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 7 (Turquoise) in classroom reading lessons.
Reading Champion: The Hen-Duck

Reading Champion: The Hen-Duck

by Lynne Benton Illustrated by Bruno Robert
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)

When a little chick hatches with the ducklings, she grows up to think she’s a duck!

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: The Hen Who Cried Fox

Reading Champion: The Hen Who Cried Fox

Hen is bored on the farm. Then she has an idea, and it involes tricking the other animals..but who will have the last laugh?

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: The Headmaster Disaster

Reading Champion: The Headmaster Disaster

by Katie Dale Illustrated by Sarah Hoyle
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). This book is aimed at Independent Reading 12, for readers aged 7 years old and up, or in the second half of Year 3.

Tommy keeps framing Sam for bad behaviour at school, so the headmaster thinks Sam is a big troublemaker. With a little help from a secretly magic apple, Sam and the headmaster swap bodies! Walking in each other’s shoes (literally) they both learn valuable lessons.

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+
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