Collins Big Cat - My Name is Miya: Band 18/Pearl

Paperback

Miya is looking forward to the new year – she has great friends and exciting things planned … But things change both at home, where her beloved gran starts to lose her memory, and at school, when a new girl joins, which throws her into a whirlwind of uncertainty. Can her love for art, family and her friends help her?

Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books.

Pages 78 and 79 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Mio loved writing 'My Name is Miya' as it weaves in many threads of her life, including Japanese culture and food, a biracial family (her children are half Japanese and English, like Miya!), best friends, and the things she learned whilst looking after her grandpa and her mother-in-law, who both had Alzheimer’s – which results in memory loss and confusion.

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will become fluent readers through hundreds of high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. In-depth teaching resources support you in developing and assessing key reading skills at all stages from early reading through to phonics, to guided, whole-class and independent reading for more confident readers.

RRP: £7.75

ISBN

978-0-00-855361-6

Publication Date

09-01-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

80 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

Miya is looking forward to the new year – she has great friends and exciting things planned … But things change both at home, where her beloved gran starts to lose her memory, and at school, when a new girl joins, which throws her into a whirlwind of uncertainty. Can her love for art, family and her friends help her?

Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books.

Pages 78 and 79 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Mio loved writing 'My Name is Miya' as it weaves in many threads of her life, including Japanese culture and food, a biracial family (her children are half Japanese and English, like Miya!), best friends, and the things she learned whilst looking after her grandpa and her mother-in-law, who both had Alzheimer’s – which results in memory loss and confusion.

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will become fluent readers through hundreds of high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. In-depth teaching resources support you in developing and assessing key reading skills at all stages from early reading through to phonics, to guided, whole-class and independent reading for more confident readers.

Author

Mio Debnam, Illustrated by Millie Liu, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Mio is the author of many books from picture books to novels, and a Regional Advisor of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She’s also a wife, mother and chief tummy-rubber for her blind pup, Alfie.Mio loves spinning stories, and sharing strange and fascinating facts with readers of all ages. She can often be found curled up with a good book; exploring; cooking (and eating!) yummy food; panting up and down the mountains of Hong Kong with her dog, her husband, and a camera; or dreaming up more stories to tell!