This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Mum and Dad Blackbird are looking after three eggs in their nest. Then one day the eggs begin to open ... and one, two, three baby birds appear! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. This story is perfect for those aged 4-6 or following Blue book band in the classroom. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.