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Lucinda Cotter

Lucinda Cotter

  • 4 stars across 33 books
Jay Dale is the lead author and consultant for Engage Literacy. Jay comes from a teaching background, having taught in both Australia and Japan. She is also an experienced editor and publisher. An accomplished children's book author, Jay has written extensively for leading educational publishers and has many successful titles currently in print. Jay has also authored and published electronic products including teaching objects for interactive whiteboards and digital activities for children. Born 1985 in Birmingham, Natalie Ball grew up with a real passion for art and design. Formal training provided her with experience in a range of different art disciplines, including Illustration, Graphic Design, Visual Studies, Fine Art and Photography (using both traditional and digital methods). She is a confident computer user, having used a range of programmes including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Natalie achieved a first-class honours degree in Scientific and Natural History Illustration, at Blackpool and the Fylde Collage. Clients consist of Templar Publishers, Dorling Kindersley, Cat's Pyjamas, Hinkler, Oxford University Press, Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Blithfield Education Centre. Natalie has also successfully exhibited and sold work at NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Art). Natalie enjoys a challenge and always perseveres with projects even when they do not have an easy solution, pushing herself further, trying new solutions and learning both from the experience and from her achievements. Natalie also works as a lecturer in Art and Design. Her interest in the natural world is evident within her work. Enthusiastic and reliable, Natalie puts great importance on providing clients with the type of art work that they require. Kelly Gaffney is a former early childhood teacher who has written for Engage Literacy since 2010. When not writing for Engage Literacy, Kelly works as an intervention specialist for primary and secondary school-aged children. She lives in Victoria, Australia.
25th February 2016

Mr. Men Little Miss Adventure with Dinosaurs

Little Miss Curious has found a footprint. The biggest footprint she has ever seen. And so begins a Mr Men hunt to find ... MoreMr. Men Little Miss Adventure with Dinosaurs

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15th March 2010

Team Spirit

The boys and girls in these books face obstacles, and meet mental and social challenges as well. Readers will discover t... MoreTeam Spirit

(1 review) Review
17th January 2013

Engage Literacy Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate an... MoreEngage Literacy Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime

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24th April 2008

Starters: Musical Instruments

What can you use to make music? Does a piano have strings? Where do different notes come from? These and many other ques... MoreStarters: Musical Instruments

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25th August 2016

Something is Watching

Nick feels like something is watching him as he walks through the rainforest. What could it be?  Or is there nothing the... MoreSomething is Watching

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15th January 2013

Strawberry Storm

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate an... MoreStrawberry Storm

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15th January 2013

Making-Music Festival

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate an... MoreMaking-Music Festival

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15th January 2013

Sleepover Safari

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate an... MoreSleepover Safari

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15th January 2013

Wild Savannah Zoos

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate an... MoreWild Savannah Zoos

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