THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME is a charmingly humorous picture book for young children about the endangered hairy nosed wombat and the search for a new home for them. Ages: 4-8 Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. They lived in the only home for Hairy-nosed Wombats in the world. Could there ever be another home for Hairy-noses? Created by wombat-loving and award-winning duo, author and Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and illustrator Sue deGennaro, this is the (almost) true story of how finding a happy new home for Hairy-nosed Wombats helped one of the world's most endangered species to breed and thrive again. All author royalties are being donated towards wombat research and care.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 7 / Fountas and Pinnell Level E. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
A spirited horse named Ruby never felt loved by her previous owners. When she misbehaved she would be sent off to a new owner and farm. The cycle continues until she gets to Meadow Green. Ruby's new owner, Jen, works with Ruby. She is patient and understands that Ruby is frustrated and scared, and that is why Ruby misbehaves. Jen and Ruby become best friends, but it does not happen overnight, and it is not always easy. Ruby tests Jen and does not treat her very nicely. She tries to nip at her and buck her off when Jen rides her. It takes time, but Ruby realizes that bad behavior is not the right way to get attention. Ruby learns that her new home with her new family is exactly where she wants to be. Through Ruby, children see the importance of relationships and how to understand and cope with being part of a new family.
Molvie's Children is a novel written entirely in rhyme. It begins with Molvie going to collect Andrew from a family that has been looking after him since he was a baby. Andrew discovers that he is part of a special' group who have been cared for by humans. Now, as they stand on the threshold of adulthood, they are taken to the Scottish highlands to be trained in a variety of disciplines, and find their individual special powers. Earth is a planet with multiple planes, and life forms exist other than those that we already know. Even in our own plane, other life exists which is mostly unknown to mankind. They are descendants of an ancient race, whose purpose is to preserve human life. They cannot readily be distinguished from other humans, but posses special powers, such as acute hearing and sight, contortionism, mind reading, invisibility, and the ability to travel so fast that all others appear motionless. Molvie is one of these beings. He has suffered in the past - all his children were killed by monsters from another plane. With the somewhat staid Molvie as their mentor, and the more flamboyant McBryce as a trainer, the scene is set for many escapades and adventures. But, before the teenagers have been fully trained, Molvie is seized during an attack, and taken through a portal. This is the biggest challenge to face them, but are the teenagers ready, not only to assist in the defence of the Earth, but to enter another plane on a hazardous rescue mission? Molvie's Children tells the story of four teenagers cast adrift from a life they had previously conceived to be normal. There are many adventures and discoveries to be made, but the most important thing is that each of the teenagers discovers themselves.
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