Blue Band / Level 4

AuthorKatie Dale
IllustratorDiego Vaisberg
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/05/2019
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-444-3        RRP £5.99

Shy Stan


Ben the crab is new in class. Everyone wants to play with Ben but Ben says he can’t. He must stay with Stan, who is shy. The only trouble is no one can see Stan!


Blue Band Structure

  • 150-200 words, one story per book with a quiz.
  • Words covering the phonic patterns introduced at earlier levels, plus blending two or three consonants at the beginning, middle or end of words (e.g. stick, strap, stamping, wasp). 
  • Up to three lines of text per page. Sentence structures can now be more varied than at earlier levels, though still simple and speechlike.
  • There is beginning to be more variety in the types of story included, with scope for some that are less familiar in setting.