Monthly Archives: September 2016
Posted on: Sep 14, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that The League of Enchanted Heroes is NOW AVAILABLE. The eight new stories for struggling readers focus on the adventures of the superhero league of fairy tale characters featured in a title in our Once Upon Another Time... series, due to popular demand we just had to get them back!
There's no stopping this motley crew, the returning superheroes recently jetted into Badger Towers and can't wait for 9-12 year olds across the land to join them in their new adventures. Our Billy Badger's Book Club reviewers have already given the new series the thumbs up!
Experience famous fairy tale characters Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Tom Thumb, and Hansel and Gretel as you've never seen them before. Forget fusty old folklore and get ready to be beguiled by these new and exciting stories for a modern audience.
Superheroes as you've never seen them before!
• Does Rumpelstiltskin win it all at the Olympic Games in Anotherland Stadium in Golden Glory?
• What happens when The League of Enchanted Heroes clashes with a monster in Giant Problem?
• Do Jack and Red Riding Hood succeed in their battle of the beasts in Werewolf Hunt?
• Does The League of Enchanted Heroes, in particular Hansel; chase a witch to her gingerbread castle in Castle Capture?
• Can The League of Enchanted Heroes save Prince Charming in Risky Rescue?
• Will Red Riding Hood and the heroes come out on top in their race against time to destroy a cursed mirror in Creepy Curse?
• Can the superheroes super powers match a fire-breathing beast in Dragon Danger?
Discover the Ifs, What, Where, Why, Who in this exciting superhero series...
From author Tim Collins and illustrator James Lawrence, the eight books are suitable for those with a reading age as low as 6-7. With the look and feel of a 'real' book, features include spaced out paragraphs and dyslexia friendly font. The combination of low word c
A nation of lies. A dangerous mission.
No more war, no more disease. On the island, everyone is safe. That's what Riley's been brought up to believe.
But when her sister goes missing, Riley discovers that her whole life is full of lies and the truth costs more than she can bear.
In a nation where every citizen is monitored, does freedom really exist?
With a modern 'eye-catching' cover, Beverly Sanford's Silent Nation is sure to capture the attention of any teenager! With the look and feel of a real book and a longer word count of 14,000, Silent Nation appears more like a YA title than a quick read.
All ten titles in this captivating series have been designed to appeal to reluctant teenage readers with a reading age of 8-9 years, and feature themes touching on loneliness, mental illness, amnesia, crime, being a young carer and dystopia.
Printed on off-white paper to reduce visual stress on sensitive eyes and with a dyslexia-friendly design, Teen Reads V are both appealing and accessible for struggling readers and will undoubtedly be an asset to any library.
Posted on: Sep 08, 2016
We are really excited to announce that the fifth instalment of our highly-acclaimed Teen Reads is now available!
Teen Reads V consist of a new set of edgy and engrossing stories, at varying lengths designed to engage reluctant and developing readers.
With many pre-orders and fabulous feedback from Billy Badger's Book Club, we're confident Teen Reads V will be our most popular series to date! All the participants in Billy's Book Club have said they would recommend the title they read and would like to read more from the series.
Every book has been specifically written for reluctant teenage readers with a reading age of 8-9 by well-known and experienced authors, and are both accessible and appealing in equal measures.
Featuring a variety of themes including mental illness, being a young carer and dystopia, all ten thought-provoking titles are action-packed and will grab the attention of any reluctant reader.
Can you imagine what it would be like being born on Mars and then moving to Earth ten years later? - The First Martian
Waking up in hospital and not remembering anything, not even your name? – Blank
Having the ability to ease other people's pain? – Painkiller
Or living in a world destroyed by a nuclear war? – Death Wheels
These are just some of the captivating stories that are awaiting you and your pupils with our latest instalment of Teen Reads.
Read our blogs on all ten titles below and enter our competition for your chance to win the series here.
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When Eric wakes up in hospital he can't even remember his own name. There's a blank space in his head where his life used to be. They tell him he was hit by a car. He's been in a coma.
But that's not the worst of it.
Everyone seems to hate him. They say he did something terrible – really terrible.
He can't believe he'd be so evil. But how can he defend himself, when his memory is a total blank?
Join him on his journey to discover who he is and what he was running from with this new addition to Badger Learning's Teen Reads series.
Ann Evans has written a captivating and intriguing novel specifically for struggling readers. Blank is an accessible read for teenagers who have a low reading age of 8-9, but who desire a longer story than the usual quick read. With no more than 7,000 words in total, Blank will undoubtedly encourage and reward the reader for their efforts with a story that will keep them engaged until the last page.
Read the blogs below for more insights into the new Teen Reads V series!
Ann Evans lives in Coventry in the West Midlands. She has written around 25 books including the award winning book, The Beast. One of her most recent titles is Celeste, a time slip thriller set in her home city. Her Teen Reads and Dark Reads titles are Nightmare, By My Side, Red Handed, Straw Men and Kicked Into Touch. Ann also writes magazine articles on all kinds of topics.
Posted on: Sep 01, 2016
Danny Pearson's imaginative and humorous new series, Strange Town, is now available!
This fantastic series consisting of eight titles, written specifically for reluctant readers, will captivate and engage 9-12 year olds who have a lower reading age of 7-8. With no more than 1,600 words and the look and feel of a real book, these colourful titles will have your pupils asking for the next one before they have finished the last one!