Cambridge Reading Adventures: Purple Band Reader Pack (9)



Bring stories from around the world into your classroom with Cambridge Reading Adventures, our primary reading scheme for ages 4 to 12. Children explore the seas with Sinbad, marvel at the wonders of the sky above us and unearth the secrets of the ice age with this exciting series.

The Purple Band includes storylines that often reflect character and/or author
viewpoint, providing opportunities to discuss character motivation and response.
• Story language develops further, with phrases found in traditional stories and storytelling, such as ‘long, long ago’ and ‘once upon a time’
• Non-fiction texts offer more in-depth information and technical vocabulary than previous bands


Every reader includes detailed teaching notes on the inside back cover to help you deliver lessons that inspire a love of reading. These include:

• Full guidance for successful guided reading, including suggestions for supporting phonics, grammar, comprehension and new vocabulary
• Follow-up activities that help your learners get creative with the stories
• Cross-curricular links provided to other subjects, including specific links to the Cambridge Primary English curriculum framework, International Primary Curriculum and IB Primary Years Programme

• Key book details – word count, links to other curricula, high-frequency words and new vocabulary
• Learning outcomes from reading the text


  1. Ships, Boats and Things that Float
  2. Going on a Plane
  3. The Book of World Facts
  4. Colourful Birds
  5. Pterosaur!
  6. Sorry isn’t Good Enough
  7. Sinbad and the Roc
  8. King Fox
  9. Sandstorm