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Kingfisher Readers

What do you get when you mix Kingfisher’s award-winning nonfiction with the developmental advice of experts on early literacy? A dynamic series that hooks the interest of emerging readers with irresistable topics and guides them through five levels of increasing reading challenges as they build confidence and progress toward reading alone. Each book in the series is carefully designed with natual sounding language, visually exciting images that capture attention and keeps the pages turning, and a layout that makes the narrative flow naturally, with clear links between text and images.

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Bears
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Bears

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.

      Developed with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Robots
    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Robots

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Chris Oxlade
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.

      Developed with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Birds of Prey
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Birds of Prey

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Claire Llewellyn
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.

      Developed with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Seals
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Seals

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.
      Developed with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Ladybugs
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Ladybugs

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.

      Developed with...

      • Available in:

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Combine Harvesters
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Combine Harvesters

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Hannah Wilson
      Kingfisher

    • This irresistible reading series is sure to fire the imagination of young readers with its exciting range of high-interest topics and its great-looking, easy-to-follow design.

      Developed with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: African Savanna
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: African Savanna

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 2 BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      up to 35 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and sentences are mainly...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Astronauts
    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Astronauts

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 3 READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP 50 to75 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition, with some more variety of language and information than level...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Brilliant Birds
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Brilliant Birds

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING TO READ
      10 to 20 words per page
      Text consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary with a high degree of phonic regularity and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2 What We Eat
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2 What We Eat

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 2 – BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      up to 35 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and sentences...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Time
    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Time

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Time by Thea Feldman

      LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING TO READ

      10 to 20 words per page
      Text consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Amazing Animal Senses
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Amazing Animal Senses

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 2 BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      up to 35 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and sentences are mainly...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Vikings
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Vikings

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 3 READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP 50 to75 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition, with some more variety of language and information than level...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: The Changing Environment
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: The Changing Environment

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Deborah Chancellor
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5 – READING FLUENTLY
      For readers fast developing in confidence and ability. At this level there is a more sophisticated range of sentences, vocabulary and language features....

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4:  Spiders - Deadly Predators
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Spiders - Deadly Predators

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 4: READING ALONE

      A greater variety of language and types of information than at level 3. More challenging vocabulary is introduced. Sentences remain clear, interesting, and unambiguous,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Sun, Moon, and Stars
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Sun, Moon, and Stars

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Sun, Moon, and Stars by Thea Feldman
      LEVEL 2 BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      up to 35 words per page
      Text is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition....

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Animal Colors
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Animal Colors

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Animal Colors by Thea Feldman
      LEVEL 1: BEGINNING TO READ
      Extent: 32pp, 10 to 20 words per page
      Text at level 1 consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Explorers
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Explorers

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Chris Oxlade
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5 – READING FLUENTLY (yellow)
      At this level there will be a more sophisticated range of sentences, vocabulary and language features. Includes glossary and index.From ancient...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Firefighters
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Firefighters

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      by Chris Oxlade and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 3 – READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP (orange)
      Sentences will become more varied and longer and some more formal vocabulary will be introduced. Includes glossary and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Rivers
    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Rivers

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher


    • LEVEL 4: READING ALONE A greater variety of language and types of information than at level 3. More challenging vocabulary is introduced. Sentences remain clear, interesting, and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Tyrannosaurus
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Tyrannosaurus

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Tyrannosaurus by Thea Feldman
      LEVEL 1: BEGINNING TO READ
      Extent: 32pp, 10 to 20 words per page
      Text at level 1 consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: In the Rainforest
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: In the Rainforest

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      Extent: 32pp, up to 35 words per page
      Text at level 2 is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Tadpoles and Frogs
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Tadpoles and Frogs

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 1: BEGINNING TO READ
      Extent: 32pp, 10 to 20 words per page
      Text at level 1 consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary with a high degree of...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Fur and Feathers
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Fur and Feathers

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL BEGINNING TO READ ALONE
      Extent: 32pp, up to 35 words per page
      Text at level 2 is accessible and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and familiar, and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: The Arctic & Antarctica
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: The Arctic & Antarctica

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 4: READING ALONE
      Extent: 32pp, 75 to 100 words per page
      Text at level 4 has a greater variety of language and types of information than level 3. More challenging vocabulary is introduced....

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Creepy Crawlies
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Creepy Crawlies

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Anita Ganeri and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 3 READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP
      Extent: 32pp, 50 to75 words per pageText at level 3 is simple and engaging with plenty of interest and repetition, with some more variety of language and...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Record Breakers, The Most Dangerous
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Record Breakers, The Most Dangerous

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5 READING FLUENTLY
      Extent: 48pp, 75 to 100 words per page.
      Text at level 5 is for readers fast developing in confidence and ability. There is more text than at level 4, with more...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Seasons
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Seasons

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Seasons by Thea Feldman

      What do animals do in winter? What do people do in summer? This book covers a perennially popular topic—seasons of the year. All Level 1 readers...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Cars
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Cars

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Chris Oxlade and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • From racecars to electric cars, from engines to tires, Kingfisher Readers L3: Cars by Chris Oxlade covers cars from multiple perspectives. Young information collectors will particularly enjoy the...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Human Body
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Human Body

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Anita Ganeri
      Kingfisher

    • What is that "hard, knobby bit" you feel when you squeeze your finger? What do you sense when you put your hand on your chest? Using concrete, vivid language, Kingfisher Readers L4: Human Body takes...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Hurricanes
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Hurricanes

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      by Chris Oxlade
      Kingfisher

    • How do hurricanes begin, and what happens when they strike land? Moving from the general to the specific, Kingfisher Readers L5: Hurricanes by Chris Oxlade explains the life cycle of a hurricane,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Trucks
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Trucks

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • What kind of truck carries cars? What kind of truck puts out fires? Truck lovers will delight in the many trucks pictured in Kingfisher Readers L2: Trucks by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman. All Level...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Record Breakers-The Fastest
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Record Breakers-The Fastest

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5 – READING FLUENTLY (yellow)

      Extent: 48pp, words per page: up to 100 with captions extra

      At this level there will be a more sophisticated range of sentences,

      vocabulary...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Sharks
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Sharks

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      by Anita Ganeri
      Kingfisher

    • With their sharp teeth, legendary speed, and menacing reputation, sharks are a perennial non-fiction favorite, and Kingfisher Readers L4: Sharks by Anita Ganeri delivers an amazing array of information...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Ancient Rome
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Ancient Rome

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      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • Many of the things we have today, such as our language, our laws, our buildings and our cooking started in ancient Rome. This book introduces new readers to the history and culture of the Romans,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Busy as a Bee
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Busy as a Bee

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Louise P. Carroll
      Kingfisher

    • Everyone has heard the phrase "busy as a bee," and in this book young readers get to see exactly what those bees are up to. From pollinating flowers and collecting nectar to beecommunication, life...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Where We Live
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Where We Live

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Where We Live by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman

      Come along on a global journey to examine the fascinating array of places and spaces that people call home. Beginning...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Flight
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Flight

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Chris Oxlade
      Kingfisher

    • Very few things capture the human imagination like flight. Starting with natural flyers such as birds and squirrels, and then progressing through the history of man's quest to take to the air, Kingfisher...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Space
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Space

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by James Harrison
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5: READING

      FLUENTLY

      For readers fast developing in confidence and ability. There is more text than at level 4, with more difficult vocabulary, more sophisticated information,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Record Breakers-The Biggest
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Record Breakers-The Biggest

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      Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Nothing hooks readers like record breakers, and this book compiles the biggest of everything into an early reader kids can't resist. Starting with animals, and moving through trees and plants, ships,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Where Animals Live
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Where Animals Live

    • Kingfisher Readers
      Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • From wasp's nests to webs, mole holes, termite mounds, and much more, Kingfisher Readers L2: Where Animals Live by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman examines the many habitats and strategies animals...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Snakes Alive!
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Snakes Alive!

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      by Louise P. Caroll
      Kingfisher

    • The animals slither and glide right off the page in Kingfisher Readers L1: Snakes Alive! by Louise P. Caroll, an up-close look at the world of snakes. All the fascinating aspects of the snake are...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Jobs People Do
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Jobs People Do

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Jobs People Do by Thea Feldman

      Come along on a tour of all the interesting things people do as a job. From the farm to the city, and from the office to the stage, this...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Rainforests
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Rainforests

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by James Harrison
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 5 – READING FLUENTLY (yellow)
      At this level there will be a more sophisticated range of sentences, vocabulary and language features. Includes glossary and index.

      Rainforests...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Weather
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Weather

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Anita Ganeri
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 4 – READING ALONE (cyan)

      Sentence structure and vocabulary will be more varied with a wider range of sentence types, vocabulary and punctuation. Includes glossary...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Trains
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Trains

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Trains by Thea Feldman

      LEVEL 1 – BEGINNING TO READ (red)

      The language at this level will be short and simple sentences, with...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: Your Body
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: Your Body

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 2 – BEGINNING TO READ ALONE (green)
      The language at this level will be mainly short and simple sentences, with straightforward vocabulary and punctuation. Includes simple glossary....

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Colorful Coral Reefs
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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Volcanoes
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Volcanoes

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn
      Kingfisher

    • LEVEL 3 – READING ALONE WITH SOME HELP (orange)

      Sentences will become more varied and longer and some more formal vocabulary will be introduced. Includes...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L4: Pirates
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    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Pirates

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L4: Pirates By Philip Steele

      Climb aboard, mateys, for more swashbuckling than has ever been seen in the pages of an early reader. Starting with who became pirates and why,...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Butterflies
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Butterflies

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Butterflies by Thea Feldman

      From the scales on their wings to their remarkable talent for camouflage, how they taste (with their feet!), how they eat, and their incredible...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L1: Baby Animals
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    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Baby Animals

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Thea Feldman
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L1: Baby Animals by Thea Feldman

      Starting with familiar baby animals like puppies and kittens and working through a whole range of species, this book takes a close look at...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L2: What Animals Eat
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    • Kingfisher Readers L2: What Animals Eat

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Brenda Stones
      Kingfisher

    • What's for dinner? Kingfisher Readers L2: What Animals Eat by Brenda Stones starts with this essential question and then goes on to examine the diets of sixteen different animals, from elephants...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L3: Dinosaur World
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    • Kingfisher Readers L3: Dinosaur World

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Claire Llewellyn
      Kingfisher

    • Come along on a trip through Dinosaur World, a live animal park where dinos rule! After a quick look at the map—and a reminder to keep hands and feet inside the bus—young readers are off on an...

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  • Kingfisher Readers L5: Ancient Egyptians
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    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Ancient Egyptians

    • Kingfisher Readers
      by Philip Steele
      Kingfisher

    • Kingfisher Readers L5: Ancient Egyptians By Philip Steele

      "In ancient Egypt, there was a secret valley." So begins this in-depth look at one of the most fascinating of all nonfiction subjects,...

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