Monthly Archives: June 2017
Posted on: Jun 28, 2017
“Exams suck! The sun is shining — and we are cooped up inside revising? It’s child cruelty!’
Molly can’t focus on exams. Mum’s gone, and Dad seems to have checked out of her life too.
Then KT turns up.
Crazy, fun-loving, sexy and cool — everything Molly isn’t. Everything Molly wants to be.
But KT spells trouble. Danger. Is she everything she seems?
Posted on: Jun 27, 2017
MADE’s creations aren’t born — they’re built.
Violet’s family has been approved to test a teenage robot called Ollie. Robots like Ollie are programmed to act human without so many things that are necessary to being human. He has no feelings. He can’t lie, disobey his family or ever harm a human being.
But Ollie is a machine, and things go wrong with machines all the time…
Posted on: Jun 20, 2017
Following the continued success of our much-loved Teen Reads, we are excited to announce that we are publishing a brand new series this September, Between the Lines.
All eight titles have a reading age of 8-9 and will appeal to readers aged 12 and over. The modern and appealing covers, coupled with a manageable word count of 5,000 - 6,000, ensure the books are accessible and enticing to struggling teenage readers.
With a variety of themes touching on abandonment, addiction, loss, homelessness, love, war, dystopia and the essence of humanity itself, this thoughtful new series has something for everyone.
Below is a sneaky peek at the upcoming titles and authors!
- Made by Kate Ormand
- Siren Song by Jacqueline Rayner
- Refugee Kid by Catherine Bruton
- Hope and Truth by Daniel Blythe
- Silent Valley by Cliff McNish
Posted on: Jun 09, 2017
Tommy Donbavand’s new series, Time Trek, is now available and we are giving you the opportunity to win a full set signed by both the author, Tommy Donbavand, and the illustrator, Steve Beckett!
The series follows the adventures of Spike and Mia as they travel back in time to thwart Spike’s Uncle, Dr Darius Dire, from stealing priceless artefacts from famous historical figures for his museum.
Our fabulous duo meet King Author, Princess Elizabeth, Napoleon, William Shakespeare and more in their attempts to stop the dastardly devious Dr Dire.
With no more than 1,400 words and a reading age of 7-8, the eight titles in this series are accessible and appealing to reluctant readers aged 9-12. Each title features a general introduction which allows the books to be read as standalone novels, and a page at the beginning of the book to introduce the characters and highlight any difficult vocabulary.
Posted on: Jun 07, 2017
Due to the popularity of our first series of YA Reads, we are extremely pleased to announce that this September we are publishing a second series!
The eight titles in YA Reads II have been written by seasoned authors who are widely respected for their ability to write books for less able readers.
Here’s a sneaky peek at the upcoming titles and authors:
- ME2 by Catherine Bruton
- Break by Jennifer Lane
- Out! By Iain McLaughlin
- Have a Go by Jon Mayhew
- Plague by Echo Freer
- Runaway by Ann Evans
- Wasted by Karen Moncrieffe
- Final Girl by Tim Collins
Each title has a reading age of 8-9 and a word count of 5,000-6,000, making them accessible and appealing to young adults (14+). With themes touching on sexualit