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  1. There are two sides to every story...

    There are two sides to every story...

    Posted on: Jun 06, 2018
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    Two Sides is our upcoming new series for teenagers which has a different format to anything we have published before.

    Each of the six titles contains two parallel narratives, featuring two differing perspectives on the same situation. Following a linear timeline, these stories read almost as diary entries, and the voice alternates each chapter, enabling the reader to keep up with events whilst gaining a multidimensional insight at the same time. These thought-provoking titles cover serious themes faced by many young people in today’s world—sexual identity, domestic abuse, racism and

  2. Big Top of Horrors Available Now

    Big Top of Horrors Available Now

    Posted on: Apr 30, 2018
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    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, take your seats, the Big Top of Horrors series has arrived!

    These six, gruesome stories have been written by accomplished and well-respected authors who have been writing stories to capture and intrigue the minds of reluctant readers for many years. Every title has been overseen by the series consultant, Dee Reid, who has ensured that the vocabulary and sentence structure are accessible for very low level readers — without compromising the exciting plot lines and complex characters.

    With only 400–600 words and a reading age of 6–7, these gripping titles will appeal to your reluctant readers aged 12+ and leave them wanting more.

    These six titles are terrifyingly good and the striking covers, illustrated by Mark Penman, will attract both reluctant and able readers alike, but don’t just take our word for it – the Ringmaster dares you and your students to read them!

  3. The Feminist Revolution

    The Feminist Revolution

    Posted on: Apr 24, 2018
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    The Feminist Revolution"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
    Gloria Steinem

    I want to start this blog post by celebrating all that women have achieved over the past year. 2017 was a big year for activism and speaking out against sexism which has led to powerful movements fuelling change, such as #TimesUp and #MeToo. This has given many women the courage to speak out against sexual misconduct across various industries. 2017 also saw a big push in promoting women in STEM, more female politicians on the world's stage than ever before, as well as F1's banishment of grid

  4. The Wheel by Tim Collins

    The Wheel by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Mar 06, 2018
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    Another knife landed just below his left arm.

     

    It’s all part of the show, thought Anna.

    No one will really get hurt.

  5. The Tank by Tim Collins

    The Tank by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Feb 26, 2018
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    “But this trick has a twist,” said the escape artist. “I will not be doing it.”


    He looked at Shazia. “You will,” he said.

  6. The Prize by Ann Evans

    The Prize by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Feb 19, 2018
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    “Who dares to join Zena?” asked the Ringmaster.
    “Who will win the prize of a lifetime?”

    Eve put her hand up.

  7. The Top Hat by Danny Pearson

    The Top Hat by Danny Pearson

    Posted on: Feb 12, 2018
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    The lights had gone out. The show was about to begin.

    A big man wearing a cloak and a top hat was in the centre of the ring.

  8. The Box by Alex Woolf

    The Box by Alex Woolf

    Posted on: Feb 05, 2018
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    “No, Ash, don’t!” cried Beth.

    But Ash wasn’t listening. He climbed
    inside the box, and was gone.

  9. The Clown by Roy Apps

    The Clown by Roy Apps

    Posted on: Jan 29, 2018
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    The clown’s voice had changed.
    He sounded evil. Then, he put his hand 
    to his face and pulled.

  10. Coming Soon - Big Top of Horrors

    Coming Soon - Big Top of Horrors

    Posted on: Jan 22, 2018
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    Roll up, roll up! Boys and girls… take your seats… come and see what the Big Top of Horrors has in store…

    This April we publish a new horror series specifically for struggling and reluctant readers of secondary school age. The six titles have been written by accomplished and well-respected authors, who, under the guidance of children’s literacy consultant, Dee Reid, have ensured that the vocabulary and sentence structure are accessible for very low level readers — without compromising the exciting plot lines and complex characters that classically appeal to teenagers.

    With an interest age of 12+ and a word count of 400–600, these gruesome quick reads are perfect to inject fresh, new titles into your resources for struggling teenage readers. Each 32-page title has eye-catching illustrations by talented illustrators Abby Ryder and Szabolcs Pal, helping to keep the attention of the reader.

    Here’s a sneaky pee

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