Ned doesn’t like to listen. He likes to jump, swing and slide. But one day, his carefree ways get him into trouble by the river and he soon learns that listening is important. Exploring themes of behaviour, friendship and safety, this fun and engaging story also includes comprehension activities and extra discussion topics making it perfect for supporting learning at school. Featuring original stories, delightful characters and humorous illustrations, Reading Gems is a series designed to spark a love of reading. It is a supplementary reading programme that is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child’s reading ability from an emerging reader to a confident, independent reader. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading books that support their ability, challenge their reading skills and encourage reading confidence with every word on the page.
Working with acclaimed authors and consultants, QED Publishing's mission is simple – to create fresh, informative, high-quality books that will appeal to children, parents and teachers alike. Ever since QED’s inception in 2003, each book has been specifically designed to make learning exciting, stimulating and fun for children. QED's diverse range of titles covers everything from entertaining, innovative facts for the classroom to beautifully illustrated fiction that kids will want to take home. Get inspired and get learning – the fun starts here!