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The Maverick Guided Reading Scheme… As Told By Our Authors

https://player.vimeo.com/video/449209465 Ranging from Pink (level 1) to White (level 10) the Maverick Reading Scheme is a great resource for those who are just starting their journey towards independent reading. Our authors are what make this scheme, so we thought we’d let them introduce our range of Early Readers. Our dedicated Early Reader website also has more information …

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‘A really lovely book for children to read and learn from!’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 10

We’ve made it! It’s day 10 of the Trailblazer Blog Tour and to wrap things up we’ve headed over to the Teacher Bookworm, also known as Emily Weston; Trailblazer is a non-fiction picture book which depicts the life of Lily Parr. She is one of the most famous female football players of ALL TIME who, along …

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‘So whether you already have a budding little footballer in the house or a child that thinks “football is for boys” this is a book they should read.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 9

We’ve checked in to our penultimate stop, thanks to David over at What’s Good to Read for this review! Trailblazer follows the true story of Lily Parr, one of the countries most successful footballers and, so far, the only women player to have been commemorated with a statue in the National Football Museum in Manchester. It is not just …

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‘The book opens the door to age-appropriate conversations about inequality and prejudice.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 8

We’ve made it to stop 8 on our blog tour, and today we are joined by Lorraine, AKA The Merry Bookworm, and her football-mad son, Harvey; Imagine being an extremely talented football player, scoring 43 goals in your first season at age 14, being head-hunted to play for one of the country’s best teams and playing …

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‘It is not only a story about football. It is a story about tenacity, perseverance and determination.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 7

We’re on stop 7 on our Trailblazer Blog Tour, today’s review is by Tracy, over at The Breadcrumb Forest;  Lily Parr, what a star! A world class female footballer!Born in 1905, Lily grew up playing football in the street with her brothers. By the time she was 14, her exceptional skills were turning heads and she …

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‘I love that this title tells Lily’s story in such an engaging way.’ Trailblazer Blog Tour, Day 6

Day 6 of our Trailblazer Blog Tour is underway with a great post from Library Girl and Book Boy; Nowadays, women’s football is shown on the television and some of its star players are household names.  It seems difficult to believe that in 1921, the Football Association decided to ban women’s football. But who was playing? …

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