Monthly Archives: January 2018
Posted on: Jan 22, 2018
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 peek at the titles and authors!
The Box by Alex Woolf
The Prize by Ann Evans
The Top Hat by Danny Pearson
The Clown by Roy Apps
The Tank by Tim Collins
The Wheel by Tim Collins
The series is filled with evil clowns, mad magicians and a Ringmaster who may or may not be there to help. Do your students dare to enter the Big Top of Horrors?
Come back next Monday when we will reveal the first cover and blurb!
It feels like Christmas all over again as we have taken delivery of Papercuts, our new eerie fiction series for struggling readers.
The extraordinary, eye-catching covers are even better in the flesh. We know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but the illustrators, Mark Penman and James Lawrence, have created six phenomenal covers that will grab the attention of any reluctant reader.
These sinister new titles have been written by respected and accomplished authors to appeal to teenage readers with a reading age of 8–9. The realistic word count of 5000–6000, ensures that these titles are perfect for students who are intimidated by full-length novels. The stories include elements of horror, the supernatural, action and adventure.
To celebrate the launch of this sensational new series, if you order your copies in January 2018 you will also receive an A3 double-sided poster free of charge*. We are also giving you the opportunity to win a signed set of all six titles.
Enter your details here for your chance to win.
The competition closes on Friday 2nd February 2018.
*While stocks last