Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Top Cat and Other Stories

Julia Donaldson, the current Children’s Laureate, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Now she delights brand new readers with twelve dynamic phonics stories written in her unmistakable style, featuring built-in progression to ensure success. These tales use Julia’s characteristic rhyme, rhythm and fantastic plotting to give children the skills they need for basic literacy, while inspiring a genuine love of reading. Vibrant, comical illustrations engage learners and stimulate discussion, while clear step-by-step progression helps children to improve their new-found skills as they gain confidence.

All the stories belong to Stage 1+ of the acclaimed Songbirds series, part of the trusted Oxford Reading Tree programme.

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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