Gold Band

‘If these are the books they are reading, then they should be off to a great start’ – Review by Chez L’Abeille about our Gold Early Readers

Cathy, teacher and reviewer at Chez L’Abeille, has posted another wonderful review of our latest Gold Early Readers, published in March: ‘Looking at the new additions to the Maverick Early Readers at the Gold Band level, I think Year Two teachers will find plenty to support children develop these essential building blocks towards independent reading. Each one …

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‘Scott is so lonely and in need of friends that I’m certain there will be children reading this story who can relate to his predicament and who will gain courage and self-worth from knowing others experience the same emotions.’ – Review of Scary Scott by Linda’s Book bag

Children’s Book Blogger Linda’s Book Bag has always been a wonderful supporter of our books and we are really grateful for her new review of Scary Scott by author Katie Dale and illustrator Irene Montano. This Early Reader is in our Gold Band and can be purchased here. “What a lovely story from Katie Dale. Scott is so …

‘Scott is so lonely and in need of friends that I’m certain there will be children reading this story who can relate to his predicament and who will gain courage and self-worth from knowing others experience the same emotions.’ – Review of Scary Scott by Linda’s Book bagRead More »

‘Such great value as they do double duty: help children to learn to read and also encourage a love of reading for pleasure’ – The Merry Bookworm reviews some new Early Readers!

The Merry Bookworm has just posted a wonderful detailed review for four of our new Early Readers: ‘Bingo and the Burblies by Steve Howson and illustrated by Gisela Bohorques: Gold Band.   This story really struck a chord with Hugo, who stopped reading at various places to ask why humans would want to hurt the burblies and …

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‘These stories have heart and they have conflict’ – Book Murmuration review

We are really happy to get such detailed reviews from Book Murmuration about four of our Early Readers across multiple colour book bands. Mole in Goal, King Pong, Jetpack Jelly and Pirate Parrot and the Knit-wits are all favourably reviewed. “The Maverick Early Readers have been designed to fit with the Institute of Education book banding system. …

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‘Genuinely gripping and exciting stories’ – Madge Eekel review

We have received such kind words from Madge Eekel in their recent review about our Early Readers, Nanny Ninja, Scary Scott and Jetpack Jelly. “Overall, reviewing these three books confirms my previous view that the ‘Maverick Early Readers’ scheme is a truly excellent series of books that can support children learning to read in both …

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