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Band 4/Blue

By Karen Wallace, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Collins Big Cat Phonics


16 Pages, 6.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $6.99 (US $6.99)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9780008251659

Rights: US

HarperCollins UK (Apr 2018)

Price: $6.99


Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Jump on a magical bus and take a tour of strange and wonderful lands in this wonderfully imaginative poem by June Crebbin. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Author Biography

Karen Wallace writes books for children from five to fifteen years old. She also writes scripts for children's television and natural history programs. She has written many natural history books for children, like Think of an Eel, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, Imagine You Are a Tiger, and I Am a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Her first novel Raspberries on the Yangtze, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.