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What Is CGI? - Band 06/Orange (Paperback): Alison Sage What Is CGI? - Band 06/Orange (Paperback)
Alison Sage; Illustrated by Jon Stuart; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Artist Jon Stuart shows how he produces computer-generated images. The process starts with a simple block of cubes, which are added to, given texture, before being bent, stretched, twisted into the correct shape and size. He then adds background, lighting and colour to bring the whole scene to life. This is a Band 06/Orange book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. This is an information book with a flow chart on pages 22 and 23 that summarises the process of producing CGI. Contents are listed on page 1 while a glossary and index are detailed on pages 20 and 21. This book supports learning around art and design, and investigates different kinds of art, design and craft. It also supports ICT education, and is an introduction to modelling and creating pictures. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Pompeii (9780007461875) written by Fiona Macdonald with imagery by Giorgio Bacchin

Wild Dog In The City - Band 05/Green (Paperback, Edition): Karen Romano Young Wild Dog In The City - Band 05/Green (Paperback, Edition)
Karen Romano Young; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Once, coyotes only lived in the country. Now, they've moved into cities, where they go hunting at night. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters Text type: An information book Curriculum links: Science: 'Pupils should be taught to ... identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals'. The book includes a reader response page on 22-23 to recap learning. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

How Many Animals? - Band 01a/Pink a (Paperback): Lee Newman How Many Animals? - Band 01a/Pink a (Paperback)
Lee Newman; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This non-fiction counting book shows photographs of the following animals: one crocodile, two elephants, three lions, four birds, five frogs and six rabbits. Pictures of equal numbers of children add an element of fun to the book as they pretend to be the animals. Pink A/Band 1A books offer emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. Text type - A simple information book. The photographs of the animals and children are repeated in numerical order on pages 14 and 15 to encourage the children to count the animals again. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Bounce, Kick, Catch, Throw - Band 06/Orange (Paperback): Janice Marriott Bounce, Kick, Catch, Throw - Band 06/Orange (Paperback)
Janice Marriott; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R181 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

What makes a ball bounce? How is a football made? Children will find the answers to these, and more, questions about different types of balls in this fun instruction book. With a colourful combination of photos and artwork, it gives information on all kinds of balls and activities, such as how to juggle. Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - An instruction text. The book includes a quiz on pages 22 and 23 to recap what children have learned. Curriculum links - PE: Games and activities; Science: Forces and movement. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Homes - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback, Edition): Matt Ralphs Homes - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback, Edition)
Matt Ralphs; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Where do people live? This photographic non-fiction book looks at the variety of places that can be called home from houses and apartments to caravans and boats! Where do people live? This photographic non-fiction book looks at the variety of places that can be called home, from houses and apartments to caravans and boats! Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Children can recap different types of homes featured in the book on pages 14-15. Text type: A simple information book Curriculum links: Geography

How to Make a Camp - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback): Jillian Powell How to Make a Camp - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback)
Jillian Powell; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This photographic non-fiction book gives children simple instructions for how to build their own tent in the garden using a sheet, a rope and some rocks. This photographic non-fiction book gives children simple instructions for how to build their own tent in the garden using a sheet, a rope and some rocks. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Children can recap the stages of how to make a camp on pages 14-15. Text type: An instruction text Curriculum links: Art

The Oak Tree - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback): Anna Owen The Oak Tree - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback)
Anna Owen; Illustrated by Laszlo Veres; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A non-fiction, photographic picture book about the different parts of an oak tree and the creatures that live in its roots, trunk, bark, branches and leaves. The photographs and life-like illustrations answer the repeated question: 'Who lives...?' Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A simple non-chronological report. Pages 14 and 15 provide a large, labelled diagram of an oak tree and its inhabitants to invite recount and discussion. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Pacific Island Scrapbook - Band 08/Purple (Paperback): Andy Belcher, Angie Belcher Pacific Island Scrapbook - Band 08/Purple (Paperback)
Andy Belcher, Angie Belcher; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This colourful and informative book is presented as a 'scrapbook' of mementoes from Amy's visit to the Pacific island of Vanuatu. Packed with photos, it gives information on how the islands of the Pacific wre formed, how villagers live, and about the kinds of animals and plants that grow there. This colourful and informative book is presented as a 'scrapbook' of mementoes from Amy's visit to the Pacific island of Vanuatu. Packed with photos, it gives information on how the islands of the Pacific wre formed, how villagers live, and about the kinds of animals and plants that grow there. With its account of towns, villages, food and activities, this book will inform and fascinate developing readers. A final double page spread provides a glossary of unusual terms and a map to show where Vanuatu is located. Purple level (Band 8) books offer developing readers structured language with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Signalman: Two Ghost Stories - Band 14/Ruby (Paperback, Edition): Penny Dolan The Signalman: Two Ghost Stories - Band 14/Ruby (Paperback, Edition)
Penny Dolan; Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Discover these two creepy, ghostly stories originally written by Charles Dickens, retold here by Penny Dolan. In 'The Signalman' messages warn of horrors to come, but will they be understood before it's too late? And in 'The Face on the Train' a chance meeting inspires an artist to draw a portrait, but was the encounter chance after all? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Discover Mars! - Band 03/Yellow (Paperback, Edition): Steve Parker Discover Mars! - Band 03/Yellow (Paperback, Edition)
Steve Parker; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Mars is the closest planet to Earth, but how much do we know about it? Written by science author Steve Parker, this fact-packed book takes a look at the physical features of the planet and at the amazing exploration that has been done on Mars. Mars is the closest planet to Earth, but how much do we know about it? Written by science author Steve Parker, this fact-packed book takes a look at the physical features of the planet and at the amazing exploration that has been done on Mars. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language Photographs of Mars taken from space on pages 14-15 help children recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. Text type: An information book Curriculum links: Science

Rat-a-tat-tat - Band 03/Yellow (Paperback): Michaela Morgan Rat-a-tat-tat - Band 03/Yellow (Paperback)
Michaela Morgan; Illustrated by Dave Williams; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Open the door and see who is there: a cat in a hat, a fox in socks, a dog and a frog; and they all want to play! But the final visitor is not so welcome - a dinosaur - ROAR! Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type - A rhyming story with a predictable and repetitive pattern. A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 gives children the opportunity to recap and discuss the story. Curriculum links - Music: exploring sounds, including chants. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The House of the Nine Doors - Band 12/Copper (Paperback): Lari Don The House of the Nine Doors - Band 12/Copper (Paperback)
Lari Don; Illustrated by Stu McLellan; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A classic tale of the Irish legend Finn McCaul, as he strives to fulfil a challenge to free his jailed uncle. The question is, is it even humanly possible?! Find out in this non-stop, funny story of perseverance, imagination - and a bit of speed, written by the Canongate Prize winner Lari Don. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

My Friend Joe - Band 00/Lilac (Paperback): Russell Ayto My Friend Joe - Band 00/Lilac (Paperback)
Russell Ayto; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

A boy makes a paper plane and accidentally throws it over the wall. Little does he know that another boy called Joe lives on the other side of that wall and wants to play, too. This beautiful narrative non-fiction book about friendship is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto. A boy makes a paper plane and accidentally throws it over the wall. Little does he know that another boy called Joe lives on the other side of that wall and wants to play, too. This beautiful narrative non-fiction book about friendship is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto. Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. Children can follow and recap the story sequence about how the boys became friends using the story map on pages 14-15. Text type: A wordless story Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development

Let's Go Shopping - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback): Betty Moon Let's Go Shopping - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback)
Betty Moon; Illustrated by Jamie Oliver; Photographs by Steve Lumb; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

A simple non-fiction book that shows where people shop for shoes, food and other things. Photographs show children role-playing in different types of shops while illustrations show typical examples of such shops. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A non-fiction report. Pages 14 and 15 show a story map of all the shops visited, to help children recount the shopping trip. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

My Bike Ride - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback): Maoliosa Kelly My Bike Ride - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback)
Maoliosa Kelly; Illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This simple non-fiction text recounts a girl's journey by bicycle using symbols, maps and directions depicted by an engaging illustration-photo montage effect. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. Text type - A simple non-fiction recount. The map on pp14-15 is a useful summary of the journey, consolidating understanding, and providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

My Exercise Diary - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback): Alison Hawes My Exercise Diary - Band 02b/Red B (Paperback)
Alison Hawes; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Follow a week in the life of a boy who loves to run, swim, rollerblade and trampoline, in this simple non-fiction recount, illustrated with action-packed photographs. Simple text reinforces the days of the week. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. Text type - A simple non-fiction recount. A pictorial diary summary is included on pages 14 and 15. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth - Band 15/Emerald (Paperback): Duffy Parry Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth - Band 15/Emerald (Paperback)
Duffy Parry; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Find out about the lives of these two queens, joined together by their family bond, but with hugely different beliefs. Discover what early life was like for Princesses Mary and Elizabeth under the turbulent rule of their father Henry VIII, how they got on with each other and their individual reigns in this fascinating dual biography. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Percy and the Rabbit - Band 3/Yellow (Paperback): Nick Butterworth Percy and the Rabbit - Band 3/Yellow (Paperback)
Nick Butterworth; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Nick Butterworth's well known and much loved character Percy the Park Keeper stars in this beautifully told story for early readers. When Percy's cap, scarf and gloves go missing, they end up being used by some mischevious mice to decorate a snowman! Yellow/ Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provide children with an opportunity to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Geography: our local area; citizenship: animals and us. This story is one of three books by Nick Butterworth in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sleeping Beauty - Band 12/Copper (Paperback): Rachel Rooney Sleeping Beauty - Band 12/Copper (Paperback)
Rachel Rooney; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A wonderful retelling of this favourite fairy tale, in verse by CLPE-award winner, Rachel Rooney. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Snap! - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback): Charlotte Middleton Snap! - Band 02a/Red a (Paperback)
Charlotte Middleton; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A colourful retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child, this fable explains how the elephant got its long trunk. As the elephant journeys through the jungle it admires the features of the other animals, until he gets a bit too close to one of them ... This sweet and funny story has been written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton. A colourful retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child, this fable explains how the elephant got its long trunk. As the elephant journeys through the jungle it admires the features of the other animals, until he gets a bit too close to one of them ... This sweet and funny story has been written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton. Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development . A story map on pages 14-15 allows children to recap the story and discuss each stage. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us

Romeo and Juliet - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback): Jon Mayhew, Barbara Vagnozzi Romeo and Juliet - Band 18/Pearl (Paperback)
Jon Mayhew, Barbara Vagnozzi; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get to know one of literature's most famous couples, as they meet, fall in love, marry in secret and are then cruelly separated. A love story at its heart, this is also a tale of rivalry, revenge and bitter resentment. Get to know one of Shakespeare's most famous plays in this wonderful and engaging retelling. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: Curriculum links:

Sam and the Big Bad Cat - Band 3/Yellow (Paperback): Sheila Bird Sam and the Big Bad Cat - Band 3/Yellow (Paperback)
Sheila Bird; Illustrated by Trish Phillips; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Sam the big, bad cat isn't feeling well. Tom wants to take him to the vet. Sam doesn't want to go, and finds a variety of hiding places to escape. Tom pursues him, getting more and more bedraggled in the process. Finally Tom goes to bed, leaving Sam - who is feeling much better - to enjoy a snack. Yellow level/ Band 3 books offer early readers varied sentence structure and natural language. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 reveals all of Sam's hiding places in a pictorial summary of the day, providing the opportunity to recap the story. Curriculum links - Citizenship: animals and us. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

What's Underground - Band 04/Blue (Paperback): Gill Munton What's Underground - Band 04/Blue (Paperback)
Gill Munton; Illustrated by Peter Bull; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Photos and illustrations combine to give a detailed picture of the fascinating life that goes on underground. We meet animals who live underground, see trains that travel underground and follow pipes, wires and cables from houses deep into the ground. Blue/ Band 4 non-fiction books use children's language patterns to give information which is supported by the illustrations and design. Text types - A non-chronological report. The cross-sectioned diagram on pages 14 and 15 allows children to recap and discuss the text. Curriculum links - Geography: the local area; Science: light and dark. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Blood Cave - Band 10 White/Band 16 Sapphire (Paperback): Jon Mayhew Blood Cave - Band 10 White/Band 16 Sapphire (Paperback)
Jon Mayhew; Illustrated by Giorgio Bacchin; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This exciting retelling of a traditional story takes the reader on an adventure with Odysseus and his men to the island of the Cyclops. Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. Text type: A traditional story Curriculum links:

Morris Plays Hide and Seek - Band 06/Orange (Paperback): Vivian French Morris Plays Hide and Seek - Band 06/Orange (Paperback)
Vivian French; Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees; Series edited by Cliff Moon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Morris wants to eat his kitty biscuits, but his mother sends him off to play hide and seek instead. When it's Morris's turn to hide, he finds the perfect place: the food cupboard, where the kitty biscuits are kept! Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 offers and opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words. Curriculum links - Citizenship: Taking part. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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