A Friend for Howard – Stories for Science Series


Book 5 in the Stories for Science Series – ASE Member Price £8.50

Howard is looking for a friend but none of his potential new companions is quite right.

Curriculum link to Living things and their habitats – distinguishing between living and non-living, and understanding how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals.

A Friend for Howard is the fifth of eight titles in the Stories for Science series from Millgate Publishing, A Friend for Howard is an endearing and beautifully illustrated story for children aged 5-7 which sets the scene for science investigations about living things and their habitats.

The stories do not have satisfactory endings and the characters are left with a problem to solve. After doing some appropriate investigations in science lessons, children will be able to use their knowledge to write a happy ending to the story.

The book comes with an extensive downloadable resource pack of teacher notes and lesson plans.

Why not take a look at the next book in the series It MIght Come in Useful: Bear saves everything because he knows it will all come in useful at some point. His collection grows so big that he has trouble finding what he needs. Is there a way he could organise things better?

National Curriculum for England and Wales
Scotland Curriculum for Excellence
Y2: Living things and their habitatsScience: Planet Earth: Biodiversity and interdependence (Early and First Level)
Pupils should be taught to:

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

I have observed living things in the environment over time and am becoming aware of how they depend on each other (SCN 0-01a)

I can distinguish between living and non-living things. I can sort living things into groups and explain my decisions (SCN 1-01a)

I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food (SCN 1-02a)
Age Range: 5-7  Format: Paperback + PDF Download
Author: Elizabeth FlinnIllustrator: Hannah Thompson

Additional information

Weight0.25 kg
Dimensions25 × 25 × 0.4 cm



Story Book, New, Primary, Science – general, Fiction & non-fiction

Age Range



Millgate Publishing


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