The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

From the bestselling duo of Donaldson and Scheffler, come your favourite stories --now available as readers! Scarecrows Harry O'Hay and Betty O'Barley are planning the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities -- a big white dress, rings, wedding bells or, at least, cow bells. But when Harry's search for flowers takes him far, far away, a villainous scarecrow rival sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day . . . hurry back, Harry!

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

The Scarecrows' Wedding Early Reader

THE SCARECROWS' WEDDING is the bestselling picture book from superstar duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This Early Reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading. A fabulous love story, full of drama, humour and originality; it tells the story of two scarecrows as they plan "... the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet / The wedding that no one will ever forget". Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay know just what they need for the perfect wedding day: a goose-feather dress; two wedding rings and lots of pink flowers! But as they search the farm to find everything on their list, things don't quite go to plan and the scarecrows' special day is almost ruined by wicked scarecrow, Reginald Rake.

Inviting Writing

Teaching and Learning Writing Across the Primary Curriculum

Inviting Writing

There are opportunities for teaching and learning writing in all subjects and all lessons. This book supports you to find these opportunities and to plan, assess and develop children’s writing for a range of purposes in a range of styles. Chapters cover every curriculum subject and explore the unique writing opportunities for each one. It helps you to focus on teaching the skills of composition and on taking writing forward. Examples of good practice are included throughout, alongside suggestions for teaching activities. This book also outlines the many ways in which children's writing can be evidenced and encourages you to reconsider the ways in which children's progress in writing can be tracked and captured. This is a new practical guide to teaching writing across the curriculum.

Jumpstart! Drama

Games and Activities for Ages 5-11

Jumpstart! Drama

Jumpstart! Drama contains more than forty engaging, practical, easy-to-do and highly motivating drama activities which will appeal to busy primary teachers who wish to enliven their practice and make more use of drama in line throughout their teaching. Suitable for use across a variety of subjects and for a wide range of learning styles, the book introduces teaching practitioners to a range of drama conventions and demonstrates how to use them in the primary classroom. Organised in five clear parts, this new edition of Jumpstart! Drama covers the following topics: The relationship and link between drama and literacy Analysing both fiction and non-fiction texts through drama conventions Exploring poetry through drama conventions Developing role play and learning through imaginary worlds With all activities connected to well-known texts, this fully updated second edition now reflects picturebooks and novels published in the last five years, and is ideal for busy primary teachers who wish to encourage their pupils in drama using texts in a dramatic and motivating way.

How Languages Changed My Life

How Languages Changed My Life

How Languages Changed My Life is a collection of stories exploring the importance of languages in shaping the lives of individuals and communities around the world. It brings together writers and musicians, politicians and activists, teachers, students, scientists, comedians, and sportspeople whose experiences are both unique and exemplary. The first-person voices are conversational, intimate and uplifting, but also often very funny and deeply moving. This book is for anyone who loves real-life stories; is interested in languages, culture, and adventure; and believes in global citizenship. It embraces more than forty different languages and offers a kaleidoscope of individual views that collectively make the case for linguistic diversity being as essential to our survival as biodiversity. Irrespective of age and background, whether as first-time learners or professional polyglots, all our storytellers testify to how languages have inspired and empowered them. How Languages Changed My Life is a book for our times, reminding us that what we have in common is always greater than our differences.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles and commentaries, Actors and Performers Yearbook 2019 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

The Scarecrows

The Scarecrows

In a brooding story about jealousy, hatred, murder and love, Simon is outraged that his mum plans to remarry. He can’t bear the way she and his sister seem to have forgotten his late father. Overwhelmed by hatred, he seeks solace in a nearby abandoned water mill. But another, powerful hatred lingers within its walls. And it is about to be unleashed . . .

The Giants and the Joneses

The Giants and the Joneses

A giant-sized adventure story from bestselling author Julia Donaldson.Every giant knows beanstalks and little persons don't exist. Almost every giant, anyway... When Jumbeelia's curiosity leads her to a real-live bimplestonk at the edgeland of Groil and down, down, down into Colette, Stephen and Poppy's lives, the children find themselves in BIG trouble! They're desperate to get home - but it's not easy when even the wasps are giant sized!This upside-down fairy tale is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams, as well as children who enjoyed The Gruffalo when they were younger.

The Secret Meeting of the Sworceracs

The Secret Meeting of the Sworceracs

The Secret Meeting of the Sworceracs is a silly story about the scarecrows in Mr. Wilson’s farm. The scarecrows are upset that the crows are landing on their heads and making fun of them. The scarecrows don’t like their name and want to change it. The crows heard that the scarecrows are planning a secret meeting. The crows sneak up to the meeting to hear what all the ruckus is about. The mouse Eddie surprises everyone by coming up with the name that everyone agrees is the perfect name for the scarecrows. Eddie has a surprise too! He falls in love with a beautiful mouse that he saw for the first time at the meeting. Stay tuned for the “Wedding of Eddie and Tillie.” The secret of the new name of the scarecrows will be revealed as Eddie tells his beloved Tillie how brilliant he is! It was fun to write this silly book. It is my hope that you enjoy reading it. Other publications from the author: Sleepy Tears Laughing Tears (a story about unforgettable moments with the firstborn grandchild Jozette, a book about children) Sleepy Tears Miss You Tears (a book about phone conversations and playtime with two grandchildren, Alaena and Phoenix, a book about children) Friends and Angels (a poetry book) God’s Love Is Real (a poetry book)