White Band / Level 10

AuthorAlice Hemming
IllustratorEmma Randall
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/11/2018
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-393-4         RRP £5.99

Rickety Rocket


Spacey Stacey really wants a super snazzy, purple rocket but all she has is her old Rickety Rocket. If she can win the local Space Chase, Stacey could win enough money to buy it. But will her rusty rocket even make it to the end of the race?


White Band Structure

  • No specific phonic structure to these books, as children should be able to work out most reasonably common words without difficulty.
  • Vocab choices are appropriate to this young readership and not too complex or demanding
  • More scope for complex inference creeping in – e.g. sometimes the reader may need to read between the lines, or may know something the characters do not, or the author may set up unusual twist or surprise ending.
  • Stories are slightly longer and more complex than before and bring in knowledge from outside the story in order to understand it.
  • As above, though stories are becoming more varied in plot as well as sentence structure, sometimes including some more literary or stylised language where appropriate.