Flash is a young foal who likes to explore. His mother warns him not to go too far away, but when he spots a beautiful butterfly, he has to follow it, no matter where he ends up! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.
original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and
activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched
to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for 5-7 year olds or those reading book band 8.
I am Jill Atkins, an escaped teacher, now writing for children with 46 books published so far, ranging from early reading material to teenage novels.
I'm married with two grown-up children and five grandchildren, no pets, though I used to have three beautiful cats, guinea pigs and rabbits. When I was a child, we kept chickens and I loved them, too.
I always have my nose in a book. I read both adult's and children's books. My favourite children's books include The Railway Children by E Nesbit, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, River on the Say by Philippa Pearce. My adult reading varies from Charles Dickens to many modern authors. I enjoy listening to music, classical, jazz and some pop.