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Geraldine McCaughrean

  • 5 stars across 165 books
    Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey. Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal. Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal.
    16th April 2014

    The Snow Queen

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    22nd January 2013

    The Snow Queen

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    2nd October 2008

    Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Neverland is calling again...Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out-strangely real dreams, of pirates a... More

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    1st May 2017

    Where the World Ends

    In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for fo... More

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    1st September 2012

    Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

    Pittipat knows that the moon is a saucer of cream and his brothers and sisters mean to drink it all up. So the brave l... More

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    1st November 2012

    Greek Myths

    This book contains a collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerf... More

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    16th November 2015

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

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    12th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 15: Animal Tails

    Chickens, foxes, horses, tigers, lions and mice this is a marvellous menagerie of tales about tails. Meet Chanticleer t... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Moby Dick

    Sometimes we kill the whale. Sometimes the whaling kills us.When Ishmael joins the crew of the Pequod he is told of the ... More

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    1st October 2013

    The Middle of Nowhere

    When Mary Pinny dies from a snakebite, she leaves her young daughter, Comity, and husband Herbert in the Middle of Nowhe... More

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    11th July 2014

    Dog Days

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    1st October 1997

    Stacks Of Stories

    Commissioned by the Library Association, this work features eleven stories taking libraries as a starting point. They ra... More

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    4th July 2005

    Casting the Gods Adrift

    A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351-1354 BC. Tutmose and Ibrim's father, the animal dealer, is commanded by the... More

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    1st October 1998

    Princess Stories

    Award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean has written nine original princess stories, and her own version of a classic ... More

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    28th July 2011

    Too Big!

    Mum always liked to buy Neil clothes big enough for him to 'grow into'. And his new cricket jumper makes him look like a... More

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    5th August 1999

    Silver Myths And Legends Of The World

    These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes o... More

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    1st October 2010

    The Longest Story in the World

    To liven up her creative writing lessons, Mrs P has got Class Five to write a story on a roll of wallpaper. Each child m... More

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    4th October 2007

    The Kite Rider

    Haoyou knows that his father's spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother... More

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    4th October 2007

    Stop the Train

    It's 1893 and for Cissy and her family, a new life beckons on the prairies of Oklahoma and they and their fellow settler... More

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    1st November 2013

    Stories from Shakespeare

    Ten of Shakespeare's best-known tales retold in a lively, easy-to-read style with enchanting illustrations by Elena Temp... More

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    9th April 1998

    It's Not the End of the World

    Karen's parents have always argued, and lately they've been getting worse. But when her father announces that they're go... More

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    1st September 2006

    The Adventures of Odysseus

    As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals an... More

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    1st October 2008

    Little Angel

    You are a blessing and a gift to me... An angel is what you are and what I see. I have loved you right from the star... More

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    4th October 2012

    Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales

    Retold by renowned children's writer, Geraldine McCaughrean, here are all the best-loved fairy tales and more. Favourite... More

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    17th February 2006

    The Jesse Tree

    The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times t... More

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    26th September 2008

    Tamburlaine's Elephants

    This is a new historical novel from the author of the worldwide hit "Peter Pan in Scarlet".Rusti is a Tartar, travelling... More

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    1st May 2014

    The Middle of Nowhere

    "A clear-sighted, beautifully written examination of racism and courage." The Metro When her mother dies from a snake bi... More

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    15th July 1999

    One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

    This is a completely original version of the "Arabian Nights Stories" by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In ... More

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    1st November 2006

    The Jesse Tree

    Taking her inspiration from the medieval tradition of carving Jesse Trees - a method used to explain the genealogy of Je... More

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    4th September 1997

    The Odyssey

    The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy... More

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    22nd September 2005

    The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

    A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, retold for today's young readers. Meet... More

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    4th March 1999

    Golden Myths and Legends of the World

    These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes o... More

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    30th January 1997

    The Canterbury Tales

    A lively, humorous retelling for children of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, by award-winning author Geraldine McCa... More

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    3rd June 2010

    The Death Defying Pepper Roux

    When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his p... More

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    30th June 2006

    The Little Mermaid

    The little mermaid lives at the bottom of the sea, where the water is as clear as glass and the sand as fine as powder. ... More

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    1st February 2013

    Go! Go! Chichico!

    Chichico has everything he needs to be a top footballer - apart from a pair of boots! A little football story with a... More

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    1st November 2011

    The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

    A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection. Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade O... More

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    28th April 2011

    Monacello: The Little Monk

    A haunting legend from the Undercity of Naples "Goblin" "Gremlin!" "Demon!" Strange little creature. Strange pale eyes,... More

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    28th September 2012

    The Wish-Bringer

    The Little Monk Monacello returns, once again beautifully illustrated with Jana Diemberger's stunning artwork. There ar... More

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    1st April 1993

    Greek Myths

    Presents retellings of sixteen Greek myths, including the stories of Pandora, Daedalus and Icarus, King Midas, Jason, an... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Too Big!

    Mum always liked to buy Neil clothes big enough for him to 'grow into'. And his new cricket jumper makes him look like a... More

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    1st November 1998

    Unicorns! Unicorns!

    The unicorns disappeared long ago. There is a rumour, a legend that they all died out through their own foolishness, bec... More

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    9th March 2000

    Saint George and the Dragon

    The traditional tale of the patron saint of England, retold by the author. The dragon lays waste to the kingdom and fina... More

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    1st September 2011

    Great Stories from British History

    King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 10... More

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    8th September 2011

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: Twelve Dancing Princesses

    Twelve Dancing Princesses is a German rags-to-riches folk tale. There is something strange happening at the palace, wher... More

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    1st January 2007

    Britannia: Great Stories from British History

    King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 10... More

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    25th October 2001

    A Pack of Lies

    Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the mysterious man helping out in her mother's antique shop. He tells wonderful stori... More

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    8th September 2011

    Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: Pack of 24

    The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which ha... More

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    3rd April 2003

    A Little Lower Than The Angels

    Gabriel has no idea what the future will hold when he runs away from his apprenticeship with the bad-tempered stonemason... More

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    19th April 2001

    A Pilgrim's Progress

    'I had a dream last night... large enough to fill the rest of my life.' This retelling of John Bunyan's classic story is... More

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    18th October 2007

    Father and Son

    'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted, after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep, ... More

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    28th August 2003

    The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths

    A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here... More

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    1st May 2011

    Pull Out All the Stops!

    There isn't much drama in Olive Town. The highlights of Cissy Sissney's days are the letters from her old schoolteacher,... More

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    3rd January 2008

    Cyrano

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a flamboyant character and a skilled swordsman, not in the least afraid of drawing attention to hi... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Orchard Greek Myths

    Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Fea... More

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    1st September 2005

    Think Again: Band 11/Lime

    At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    15th April 1994

    Blue Moon Mountain

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    22nd May 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS2)/4B-4A Tricked You!

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Choose Me

    Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sha... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam

    Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sha... More

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    22nd May 2013

    BC JD Plays Red (KS2)/5C-5B Three Mistakes and a Monster

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A the Escape

    Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sha... More

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    22nd May 2013

    Bug Club Plays Red (KS2)/5C-5B Three Mistakes and a Monster 6-pack

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-lo... More

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    22nd May 2013

    Bug Club Plays Blue (KS2)/4B-4A Tricked You! 6-pack

    Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-lo... More

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    29th August 2013

    Fetch (School Edition)

    What's the hook? A new play by Carnegie medal winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. What are the themes? Jealousy, birth... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays to Read Key Stage 1 Easy Buy Pack

    Read this and catch the reading bug with the only phonics based reading programme to teach children to read by connectin... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays to Read Key Stage 1 Starter Pack

    Read this and catch the reading bug with the only phonics based reading programme to teach children to read by connectin... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A The Escape 6-pack

    Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and inde... More

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    31st March 2005

    Not the End of the World

    Everyone knows the story of the Flood, the men God chose to survive, the animals that went in two by two. But what about... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3A: Dancing the Night Away

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for infants. They are books by to... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Lime Level: Always Elephant (6 Pack) Framework Edition

    Genre: Traditional tale Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore how particular words are used, inc... More

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    7th November 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Easy Order Pack 10/2008

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    16th October 2001

    Rigby Star Guided Lime Level: Always Elephant Single

    Genre: traditional tale Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore how particular wor... More

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    16th June 2010

    Navigator New Guided Reading Fiction Year 3, Legends of the Lake

    Part of the Rigby Navigator series that builds on the foundations laid by Rigby Star Guided for successful guided read... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 17: The Legend Of Gilgamesh

    The Legend of Gilgamesh is a retelling of the oldest recorded story in the world. The cruel King Gilgamesh forms an unli... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Noisy Neighbours

    Mr Flinch hates noise. His neighbours in Noisy Neighbours, a mechanic and a music teacher, can't help making a racket. M... More

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    1st March 2007

    Oxford Reading Tree: All Stars: Pack 3a: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)

    Oxford Reading Tree All Stars are first class fiction at an appropriate interest level for Reception-Year 2/P1-P3. Their... More

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    9th January 2014

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist tells the story of Oliver's struggle with life. After suffering the hardships of the workhouse, he is thrus... More

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    1st September 2008

    Fearless Flynn and Other Tales: Band 17/Diamond

    Three spooky tales from three peerless storytellers, perfect for telling around the fire on a dark, windy night. Read ... More

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    2nd December 2003

    Siandri

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    7th September 2006

    The White Darkness

    Captain Titus Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is h... More

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    27th September 2002

    Literacy World Comets Stage 2 Stories Born Lucky

    This literacy programme for juniors offers fiction, poetry and non-fiction reading and writing materials for shared, gui... More

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    21st October 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Stories: Two Sides

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    18th November 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 2 Easy Buy Pack (07/08)

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    18th November 2008

    Literacy World Comets Complete Easy Order Pack (07/2008)

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    21st June 2010

    Navigator New Guided Reading Fiction Year 3, Legends of the Lake GRP

    Part of the Rigby Navigator series that builds on the foundations laid by Rigby Star Guided for successful guided readin... More

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    28th February 1997

    The New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

    This selection of 16 Greek myths provides tales of adventure, courage and mystery. Geraldine McCaughrean's re-telling ma... More

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    20th September 2004

    Year 6: Sky Ship and Other Stories

    Geraldine McCaughrean's best-loved novels all have an historical theme - her passion for history is evident in this coll... More

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    9th December 2005

    Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Star Plus Reader Set

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-lay... More

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    12th January 2006

    Oxford Playscripts: Doctor Faustus

    An engaging classroom playscript. Doctor Faustus, a talented student in Wittenburg, Germany, wants to learn more than th... More

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    27th September 2002

    Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Stories: Two Sides (6 Pack)

    This literacy programme for juniors offers fiction, poetry and non-fiction reading and writing materials for shared, gui... More

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    15th July 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 2 Stories Born Lucky (6 Pack) (07/2008)

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    27th April 2007

    Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Star Plus Level:Guided Reader Pack Framework Edition

    Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-lay... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 18 to 20: Mixed Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 18 to 20: Mixed Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 14-15: Class Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    9th May 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 14-15: Mixed Pack

    TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top ... More

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    7th November 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 3: Two Sides of the Coin Guided Reading Card Framework Edition

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    30th June 2008

    Literacy World Comets Stage 2: Born Lucky and Other Tales Guided Reading Card Framework Ed

    Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and s... More

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    3rd September 2012

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Pack of 6

    Novels from top authors and illustrators with the variety children need to develop a love of reading! TreeTops Fiction c... More

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    30th November 2016

    Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon

    As the sun rises behind Mount Yuhan, a leopard, a hornbill, a civet and a tortoise ascend a ladder into the clouds. A fl... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Choose Me 6-pack

    Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and ind... More

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    14th January 2013

    Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam 6-pack

    Developed with Julia Donaldson, this title is part of the Plays to Read series for KS1. Perfect for both guided and ind... More

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    21st September 2007

    The Nativity Story

    Geraldine McCaughrean's breathtakingly evocative prose brings new life to the familiar stories. This sumptuous take on t... More

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    6th April 2006

    Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen

    Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen was written in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth 1st. Award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrea... More

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    1st May 2004

    Jalopy

    Jalopy is a brand new, shiny red car won in a competition by Mrs Ethel Thomas, but Mrs Thomas can't drive, so sadly she ... More

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    1st September 2006

    Rollercoasters The Kite Rider

    They called him Gou Tian, Sky Hook, the boy who flies. Then the Jade Circus offered him a chance to escape his enemies a... More

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    1st October 2009

    Magical Princess Stories

    The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, The Lemon Princess, The Little Mermaid, Swan Lake, The Twelve Dancing Princesses a... More

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    19th August 2004

    Britannia: 100 Great Stories From British History

    These are the stories of Britain?s past that children in England, Scotland and Wales used to grow up on. Often discre... More

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    26th November 1998

    Perseus and The Gorgon Medusa

    With highly expressive and funny illustratio ns by Tony Ross this series will provide an introduction to an important pa... More

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    1st August 1992

    The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

    This wonderful collection of sixteen favourite Greek myths captures all the magic of these timeless stories. These well-... More

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    1st October 2005

    Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales

    Retold by renowned children's writer, Geraldine McCaughrean, here are all the best-loved fairy tales and more. Favourite... More

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    1st January 2004

    Smile!

    A magical and uplifting tale. When Felix's plane crashes, he finds himself in a small remote village. The only thing he... More

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    26th September 2002

    Gilgamesh the Hero

    A major publishing event - two of the UK's outstanding prize-winning artists working together for the first time The le... More

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    16th September 1999

    A Pilgrim's Progress

    John Bunyan's classic story is filled with drama, excitement and adventure. On his journey of a life-time to the City of... More

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    2nd March 2006

    King Arthur

    Here, the award winning author Geraldine McCaugrean weaves the dramatic story of King Arthur and the round table. Who pu... More

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    1st January 1997

    Myths and Legends of the World

    Gathered from distant times and places, this is a collection of 27 of the most wonderful tales ever told. Familiar tales... More

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    1st February 2006

    Blue Moon Mountain

    Once in a blue moon, a path of moonlight leads unwary travellers to Blue Moon Mountain. This mysterious place is home to... More

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    1st February 2007

    Roman Myths

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    20th September 2007

    Princes and Princesses: Seven Tales of Enchantment

    Cinderella, Snow White and Rose Red, The Prince and the Flying Carpet, Beauty and the Beast, The Firebird, The Swans and... More

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    4th August 2011

    George and the Dragon and a World of Other Stories

    These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are the legends of half-remembered hero... More

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    1st March 2002

    Daredevils and Desperadoes: 20 Stories from British History

    These stories from Geraldine McCaughrean's magnificent BRITANNIA: 100 GREAT STORIES FROM BRITISH HISTORY, are about Dick... More

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    1st May 2001

    Knights, Kings and Conquerors: 20 Stories from British History

    The founding of London, the Glastonbury Thorn, the Romans, Boudicca, King Arthur, Hengist and Horsa, King Alfred and muc... More

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    21st November 2002

    Movers, Shakers and Record Breakers: 20 stories from British History

    Stories about Stevenson's Rocket, Grace Darling, Dr Barnardo, the Titanic, women's suffrage, the Jarrow Marchers, Dunkir... More

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    13th September 2005

    Theseus

    Humble country boy Theseus sets off to meet his father, the king of Athens, and claim his right as heir to the throne in... More

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    20th September 2005

    Hercules

    Geraldine McCaughrean brings the same flair for action, suspense, and humor that characterizes all of the books in the a... More

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    20th September 2004

    Odysseus

    By its evocation of a real or imaged heroic age, its contrasts of character and its variety of adventure, above all by i... More

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    4th October 2007

    Plundering Paradise

    Nathan loves pirates - his days are spent dreaming about them and wondering what it would be like to be one. Anything t... More

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    7th June 2001

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