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Books by Jill Atkins

  • Reading Champion: Dolphin Ride

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BOLEM
    Hardback 6 years +
    Lexi and her dad are on a boat trip to spot dolphins. And when Lexi makes a wish to ride a dolphin, she is taken on a magical dream ride. 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.
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  • Keeping Mum

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BBRSG
    Paperback
    Abbi's not doing well at school. Her homework's not good and she's always late for school. The teachers are giving her a bad time about it, but she's doing all she can. Because Abbi has a secret. And the school must never find out, or she and her brother Joe might end up in care. Can Abbi keep mum? This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want all the strengths of great teenage fiction in their stories. It's fast-paced, with a great storyline, exciting and full of drama, but also includes thought-provoking, poignant moments. It's a great book to entice a reluctant teen into reading!
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  • Magpie

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AYWKE
    Paperback
    Things start to go missing at school and Grace decides to find the thief.
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  • A Brightness Out of the Blue

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AZLPL
    Paperback
    Ella is mourning her dead mother and suffering the cruelty of a new step-mother. But when Martha, an old lady, falls in the street and Ella helps her get home, she feels Martha's strange magical power. Soon her life begins to change for the better. A Brightness out of the Blue is a beautiful modern-day fairytale with a twist in the tale.
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  • Peck, Hen, Peck! and Ben's Pet (Early Reader)

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: EIQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The two stories in this book are perfect for early reading. Children have the chance to chase a hen across the pages of Peck, Hen, Peck and Ben's Pet is a fun, exciting and interactive read that encourages them to guess which animal belongs to Ben.
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  • Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: EIU2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This pink book-banded early reader contains two stories that will delight young children and help develop their reading skills - Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park.

    Ned in Bed finds animals wanting to join Ned as he goes to sleep and Fun at the Park shows just how much fun it is to go up and down.
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  • Skylarks: Yasmin's Parcels

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: CVI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In this story from the Skylark series, Yasmin sets off to find some food to help out her poor family.

    With her parents and six little brothers, Yasmin lives in a tiny house and they are always left hungry. And as the eldest child, she knows she needs to do something about their everlasting hunger.

    But instead of food, Yasmin returns with mysterious parcels. Will these parcels be able to feed her family?
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  • Reading Champion: Dog Likes to Dig

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BFO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    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 Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?
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  • How Will You Get There

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BVRTA
    Paperback
    How will you get there? By bike? By bus? By train? By car? Or on foot? How Will You Get There? is a phonics-based reading book. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 294-word non-fiction book features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 6 - 7. How will you get there? covers the fourth phase of letters and sounds that children meet in Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. How will you get there? is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
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  • The Legend of the Three Brothers

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BVRSU
    Paperback
    An engaging retelling of the fabled story of Lech, Czech and Rus - the three brothers who founded Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. The Legend of the Three Brothers is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Gold Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 800-word story is suitable for ages 7 - 8. The Legend of the Three Brothers features a longer, more demanding text with extended vocabulary and sentence structures. It has wider vocabulary and terminology and the story-line is sustained for longer. More than one point of view is expressed and illustrations no longer support the text. The Legend of the Three Brothers is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
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  • Julius Caesar

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BUZOQ
    Paperback
    Julius Caesar is one of a series of introductions to Shakespeare's key plays. It is perfect as an introduction before studying the play, for revision purposes and for reluctant and struggling readers. The play is retold as a straightforward, pacey narrative in chapter-book format. The book use the present tense and lots of dialogue (in present-day English) to recrate the experience of actually watching the play. The text follow the original plays faithfully so students can acquire an accurate understanding of the action and plot. Memorable quotations from the original text (in italics) make this book perfect for exam crammers! Plus each book includes visual information to help pupils get to grips with the plot, the key characters and their important relationships in the play. The stories are all presented in the period of the play but with modern day language. Written by award winning writer Jill Atkins these are really accessible books. They are perfect for getting all pupils, whatever their ability, comfortable with each play before they go on to study it in its original form and a great all round introduction to Shakespeare.
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  • Reading Champion: Hasan's Idea

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BUIZG
    Hardback
    Hasan is new at school - and he has a brilliant idea to help him settle in, and for his friends to learn more about each other's cultures. 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.
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  • Reading Champion: Sandeep and the Dragon

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BOLKS
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this story, Sandeep has to get his little sister to go to sleep. All is well until the dragon in his book comes alive and wants to play!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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Reading Champion: Hippo's Birthday

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BOGVE
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation...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 Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Reading Champion: Flash and the Butterfly

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BMKPW
    Hardback 6 years +
    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.
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  • Cry, Baby

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BCPBF
    Paperback
    Charlie is fifteen (and a half). She's in her last year at school. She just knows it's going to be a fantastic year. OK, her dad says she's growing up too fast, but what do dads know? Charlie can look after herself. She can. Until she gets pregnant after a party. That changes things. Her life is ruined - and her parents will be furious. Should she keep the baby? Recently republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.
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  • The Real Test

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BAMME
    Paperback

    Ryan has passed his driving test and now he wants to borrow his mum's car. After all, he needs to show his friends how well he can drive - especially beautiful Mollie, who's keen to go out in the car with him. But Ryan's mum's not keen to let Ryan use her car. Ryan decides to take matters into his own hands - and only then does he face the real test.

    Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this is a shorter version of the original book. The Sharp Shades stories are illustrated and have simpler language and a larger font than the original book. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style.

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  • Aftershock

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: BAMEY
    Paperback
    Maddy survives a deadly tsunami, but she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry? Aftershock is part of the Sharp Shades 2.0 series. This is a shorter version of the original book published as a Shade 2.0. The Sharp Shades stories are illustrated and have simpler language and a larger font than the original book. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Sharp Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10.
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  • Postcards from Beth

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AZWLE
    Paperback
    Beth went to the seaside with her mum and dad. While she was there, she wrote some postcards to send to her gran back at home. Postcardd from Beth is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 177-word story is suitable for ages 5 - 6. Postcards from Beth features a short, structured text with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Postcards from Beth is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pinkthrough to Lime).
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  • Pets

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AZVZD
    Paperback
    Some pets live in cages, some pets live in tanks. Some pets live outside. Pets is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 108-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 5 - 6. Pets features a short, structured text with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Pets is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
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  • Clowns

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AZVWY
    Paperback
    Clowns are funny. Clowns make us laugh. A book about clowns, Clowns is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Yellow Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 124-word non-fiction book suitable for ages 5 - 6. Clowns features a short, structuredtext with accessible vocabulary, has more variation in sentence structure with some repetition in patterns. Punctuation includes comma, full stops, exclamation and question marks, and direct speech. Clowns is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).
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  • The Witch's Daughter

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AYWIG
    Paperback
    Jess is shocked when she sees her pictures of the old Town Hall on fire with a woman standing on the roof of the burning building. Is this a photographic trick, or something more sinister? Jess is led deep into the past, into a dangerous world of witchcraft, persecution and family tragedy. This book is part of the Breakouts series. It is perfect for readers who have gained a bit more confidence in reading and who are after a more challenging read, but who aren't yet ready for longer, more demanding reads.
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  • Mum's Robot

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AQBHY
    Paperback 4 years +
    Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
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  • Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: More Fireflies A: the Fire Engine

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: AMJQI
    Paperback 5 years +
    This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
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