Pearl/Band 18 is the new top band for Collins Big Cat. The books are an ideal way to bridge the gap between a reading series and more extended chapter books, and have been much requested by teachers.
The ideal way to stretch fluent readers and increase their vocabulary, Pearl books offer complex, substantial texts and aid comprehension skills.
There are six fiction books by authors children love to read including Berlie Doherty and Ally Kennen covering challenging yet age-appropriate themes. Pearl also contains six non-fiction books including two autobiographies by Olympic competitors Beth Tweddle and Ellie Simmonds.