The Richmond Primary Readers series is an original collection of eighteen beautifully-illustrated graded readers covering the six levels of primary education. The language of each story has been adapted for the young learner and the series is fully mapped to the Cambridge Young Learner’s suite of exams, Movers, Starters and Flyers.
Each title includes an audio CD and a picture dictionary section and also features a downloadable activity worksheet.
The series is perfect for self-study or for use in the classroom and also comes with a DVD-ROM which features one beautifully-animated story from each level and three accompanying worksheets with teacher’s notes.
Callum the Caterpillar
Callum the Caterpillar
by Jane Cadwallader
Callum is lonely. He has no-one to play with, so the Tulip Fairy kindly waves her wand to bring him some friends. Suddenly there are caterpillars everywhere and there is no room for Callum any more.
Lucy rescues a very smelly, old teddy bear from a dustbin in the park. She takes him home and washes him. Now he smells very different. At night, in the storm, Lucy lies frightened in bed, hugging Smellybear. Smellybear tells her to jump out of bed and run to the door because something is about to happen!
Ozzie, a little polar bear, loves the North Pole but he loves his friends more. When they hear about summer, Ozzie fetches Summer Sun from the Equator and they all have fun together. However, slowly the environment begins to change and Ozzie’s friends become ill. What will Ozzie do about it?
Lara and Maya are not friends! On a school trip to the museum, they are sent to reception for fighting. They make friends on the way and play in an old plane. They fall asleep and are left behind when the class goes home. Burglars break into the museum and the girls team up to stop them stealing the biggest diamond in the world.
CC is a curious cow who has heard that cows in India are treated very well. She decides to go there. On her way, she meets Kanga the Kangaroo, who is going to Australia. They travel together and then CC goes on to India.
Harry the mouse lives under a wood pile in a farm. He is afraid of the big ginger cat. One day, he sees the sparkly Christmas decorations in the house and goes inside to explore. This is where the adventure really begins.
Pedro has moved to England from Brazil. Everybody likes Pedro except for Luke. Pedro and his friends decide to take part in the science project competition. Luke and his friends also want to win, so they try to sabotage Pedro’s project.
Sheherezade tells the King stories for one thousand and one nights. This book contains three of them: Aladdin and the Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and the Genie and the Fisherman. These magical tales are retold in an exciting way. They also have a special impact on the King…
While on holiday by the sea, Star is given a very special old telescope. This telescope reveals a mysterious island. Star and her friends find the island, following the clues that only Star can see through the telescope. They soon learn that the magic power, that keeps the island hidden, is in danger. The people on the island give the children three very special gifts to help them in their quest to save the island.
Professor Wong has a magical Chinese Takeaway which travels to different countries and different times. He travels with his friends to the times of King Arthur and meets Guinevere. Together, they set off on a quest to save Arthur who is locked in a dungeon. They encounter the bad knights, the nasty Crazton family and the horrible green Grippies. Can they rescue Arthur so that he can become king?
Alex has to leave the tennis team because her marks in computer science aren’t good enough. She is quite upset as all of her “friends” are on the team. She joins the computer club to boost her marks. In the school chat room, she makes a new online friend with whom she shares her secrets. She soon finds out what makes a real friend.
Daniela doesn’t want to be naughty but she is always getting into trouble. She loves dinosaurs and gets very excited when she finds dinosaur footprints in the forest. However, when people come to build the road through the forest the footprints disappear mysteriously. Daniela sets off on a quest to find out what is going on. And as usual she gets into trouble!
Hinemoa is a beautiful girl who lives with her father. Lots of people want to marry her, but in her father’s opinion no man is good enough for her. Tuta is a handsome young man who lives on the island of Mokoia. He plays the flute beautifully. When he and Hinemoa see each other they do not speak but it is love at first sight. Will it be possible for him to ask for Hinemoa’s hand? What part does the flute play in this beautiful love story?
Wally Walker and the evil Lady Goff are rivals in the scrap and recycling business. When Specks invents a machine that Lady Goff wants, she and Clott steal it, but it doesn’t work without the password. Meanwhile, Wally’s family have an adventure trying to rescue Specks. Lady Goff won’t release them until Specks gives her the password.
Simon Kelly lives with his parents in the isolated lighthouse at Wahroonga Point in Victoria, Australia. Simon has school via the internet and loves marine biology. One day, following a violent storm, Simon goes down to his favourite rock pool to find that a great white shark has been blown in during the night. He contacts his friend who is a professor at the university and they mount a rescue operation to get the shark back into the sea.