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Level 1

Photo of a cartoon character, like the one on the website, of a little girl. If too hard, photo of children reading.

Selections level 1: Little Milly-Molly

A poem by Tony Retallack about likes and dislikes, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a school bus with children.  Caption

Selections level 1: Monday

A poem by Eileen Bourke about daily routines, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a crocodile cartoon character. If too hard, photo of children looking for something, e.g.: in a room or outside.

Selections level 1: Mr Crocodile's toothbrush

A story by Bridgid Slater about searching for something you have lost, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Level 3

Photo of a child looking unhappy or sad.

Selections level 3: It's a disaster, I tell you!

A poem by Leo Kingsmill about a boy who is having an extremely bad day, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of someone working on osmething, e.g.: a project.

Selections level 3: Izzy the inventor

A story by Helen Douglas about inventions, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a chlid drawing or looking at a work of art.

Selections level 3: Picture perfect

A story by Helen Douglas about art, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Level 5

Photo of a fish, ideally not in an aquarium.

Selections level 5: The life of a fish

A poem by Paula Aitcheson about the life of a fish, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of children in a classroom talking to each other.

Selections level 5: The number kid

A story by Eileen Bourke about school children's talents, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a school science fair or photo of children working on a school science project.

Selections level 5: The science fair gadget

A story by Ian Thomson about a science fair gadget that gets out of control in the classroom, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Level 2

Photo of a child/children during their first day at school. If too hard, photo of a child getting ready for school in the morning.

Selections level 2: Anna's first day

A story by Rachel Jones about the morning of Anna's first day of school, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a child/children eating chocolate. If too hard, photo of chocolate.

Selections level 2: I want chocolate

A story by Lisse Honeyman about a girl who only wants to eat chocolate, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of professionals doing different jobs.

Selections level 2: Off to work

A story by Kathleen Rourke about people's jobs, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Level 4

Photo of a very messy and untidy child's bedroom.

Selections level 4: Hurricane Helen

A story by Maggie Dent about a girl who is always in a hurry, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of children playing sports.

Selections level 4: I can't catch that ball!

A poem by Leo Kingsmill about sports, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a genie, or a genie's lamp.

Selections level 4: The genie in the jelly jar

A story by Helen Douglas about a wish-granting genie, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Level 6

Photo of a model on a run way

Selections level 6: A fashion accident

A story by Lisse Honeyman about a fashion accident, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a rainy day.

Selections level 6: Rain

A poem by Helen Kidd about the nature of rain, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.

Photo of a child/children walking.

Selections level 6: The long walk home

A story by Josephine Cotterill about a boy who sees something unusual whilst walking in the rain, with a complete lesson plan and worksheets by Adrian Tennant.