A spooky but funny story about Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley - everyone's favourite flat boy - for Egmont's green banana series. Stanley and his brother Arthur are going to their school's Halloween party. They dress up in costumes and Stanley is particularly looking forward to the limbo competition. They're rather disappointed by the haunted house, though - it's really not very scary. But when they see a bully upsetting their friend Martin, they decide to teach him a lesson - by being very scary indeed! Green bananas are divided into short, simple stories to develop reading techniques over a number of sessions. They are suitable for NC Level 1 readers. Green Bananas are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Green bananas only use one clause in each sentence and rely on dialogue and speech bubbles to encourage reading aloud.

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

by Jeff Brown

Published 28 May 2013
This is a brilliant campfire tale for fans of Flat Stanley. Stanley has promised not to get into trouble on the Lambchop family camping trip, but when you're flat, everything is an adventure. Stanley has to parachute off a mountain, ride the river rapids and escape a smelly skunk!

A thrilling, lights-flashing, siren-whirring book about everyone's favourite flat boy, Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read.

Stanley and his brother Arthur have won a trip to visit the local fire station! But it's not quite as exciting as they'd hoped. Where is the sliding down the pole? Where are the sirens and flashing lights? Then, all of a sudden, there's a Code Nine call, and the whole Lambchop family are whizzing off to the rescue in a fire engine.

The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.

Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently.

Varied sentences

Detailed illustrations to enjoy

Chapters

Interesting characters and themes

A rich range of vocabulary

More complex storylines to stretch confident readers

All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.

Book band: Gold.


Flat Stanley Plays Ball

by Jeff Brown

Published 4 March 2013

A charming sports story with full-colour illustrations starring Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read.

When Stanley Lambchop joins the rounders team, he discovers that being flat can help him play. But not everyone thinks that flat players should be allowed...

The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading.

Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help.

Short, simple sentences

Familiar, repeated words

Big, clear type

1 - 5 lines per page

Bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story

All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading.

For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, visit: www.egmont.co.uk/readingladder

Book band: Green