White Band / Level 10

AuthorJenny Jinks
IllustratorLetizia Rizzo
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/03/2019
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-434-4         RRP £5.99

The Time Train


Astrid has won a ticket for the Time Train but the funny thing is, she doesn’t remember entering any sort of competition. But this is no ordinary train… where, or rather when, will Astrid end up?


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.