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Jill Atkins

  • 5 stars across 150 books
    Jill Atkins is a prolific children's author and to date has had 48 books published, for a variety of ages. Jill began her career as a teacher, but her interest in being a children's author saw her successfully complete an MA in Writing for Children at Winchester University. In the past she has lectured part-time on the subject of early childhood, and she is a member of the Society of Authors and the Children's Book Circle.
    1st June 2009

    My Story: Sophie's Secret War

    In 1939, the start of the Second World War, Sophie becomes a messenger for a Resistance group in Northern France. But as... More

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    4th September 2014

    Royal Nursemaid

    I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imag... More

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    15th April 2000

    Rigby Star Guided Reception: Lilac Level: I Can't Find it Pupil Book (single)

    Genre: Wordless realistic story with a familiar setting and predictable structure Learning objectives: Language Compre... More

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    28th January 2010

    Start Reading: Mad Uncle Albert: Mum's Robot

    Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luc... More

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    9th November 2017

    Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa: Independent Reading Green 5

    In this story, Josh and Grandpa happily exchange letters and are looking forward to Grandpa visiting. Then Grandpa has... More

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    26th April 2018

    Dolphin Ride: Independent Reading Gold 9

    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 ... More

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    12th December 2019

    Reading Champion: Achieving a Dream: Independent Reading 18

    Ruby awakes to find herself in a hospital bed, but how did she get there? Through a series of flashbacks her memory... More

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    22nd October 2015

    Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar is another one of Shakespeare's famous plays that portrays actual events from Roman history. Set in ancien... More

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    • My Story: Sophie's Secret War

      My Story: Sophie's Secret War

      I liked this book, although I wouldn’t recommend it to children younger than Year 6. It is the story of an imaginary French girl called Sophie, and ho...

    • My Story: Sophie's Secret War

      My Story: Sophie's Secret War

      I liked this as I find the My Story books really interesting. I also like reading about the Second World War. It’s quite a short book so easy to read....

    • Royal Nursemaid

      Royal Nursemaid

      I really enjoyed this simple story. It imagines the experiences of Lottie, a nursemaid to Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter Vicky, particularly focusin...