Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child.
This pack contains one of each of the following original stories: Stanley Manners, Rhyme Slime, Out of Control, Do Tigers Have Nine Lives?, Julia Caesar, Agent Blue and the Swirly Whirly.
All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
This is Book 43 in the Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks Series. See all Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks books here.
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