With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Read about the Trunk and the Skunk, find out why Gran is so cross and discover how Ron Rabbit makes a rocket! Tips for reading together explain the letter patterns that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection.
Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy.
Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.
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Julia Donaldson Biography
Julia Donaldson is the highly talented author of some of the best-loved children’s books in the world. Born in London in 1948, she grew up with her younger sister Mary who she loved to create imaginary characters with.
She started her career as a singer-songwriter, writing mainly for children’s television. One of these
Ross Collins was born in Glasgow and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a first in illustration, winning the Macmillan Children's Book Prize the same year. Since then he has illustrated over 100 children's book and has written 8, winning many prestigious awards including the Scottish Children's Book Award and Royal Mail Book Award. He lives iMore about Ross Collins
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Amelia Marshall, also writes under the name Ameila Penn.She loves writing! She has written a range of books for children from funny fairy tales to facts about sharks. She currently lives in South West London with her son and partner.More about Anni Axworthy
Ruth Quayle (Author)
When Ruth's three children aren't sending footballs whizzing past her ears and persuading her that sweets are healthy, they're saying funny things that she scribbles down and turns into stories.
Ruth used to be a writer and sub-editor on national newspapers and glossy magazines, but she's much happier working from home as a freelance
Kay Widdowson has been published by Tango and Mammoth as well various educational publishers (OUP) and packagers. Her work has sold in USA, France, Germany, Spain, Holland and Canada.More about Kay Widdowson