Between The Lines

Our brand new series of fiction for struggling teenage readers, Between The Lines, will appeal to teenagers and young adults with its exciting and diverse storylines.

All eight titles are set across a range of landscapes - in familiar places such as schools and homes as well as spanning the Yorkshire moors, the Mediterranean and South India. The stories in this series feature mature and serious themes touching on abandonment, addiction, loss, homelessness, love, war, dystopia and the essence of humanity itself. They have a realistic word count of 5,000-6,000. Written by experienced authors who are experts in developing stories for struggling readers, these titles will capture the interest and imaginations of boys and girls alike.

Key series features:

★ Interest Age 12+, Reading Age 8-9
★ Dyslexia-friendly design with bite-sized chunks of text and line spacing.
★ Off-white paper to reduce visual stress on sensitive eyes.
★ Written by experts in developing stories to appeal to teenagers.
★ Mature themes ranging from abandonment and loss to the essence of humanity itself.
★ Action-packed and thought provoking stories to appeal to teenagers.
★ Novel-like look and feel, with some titles up to 6,000 words.
★ Modern and appealing covers.
★ Fulfilling a need for age-appropriate fiction aimed at struggling teenage readers.

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  1. Between The Lines II

    Between The Lines II

    Posted on: Sep 05, 2019
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    Between The Lines II Poster

    We are delighted to bring you eight brand-new titles that will capture the interest and imaginations of teenage readers.

    Between The Lines II is a series of books dealing with mature and compelling themes, filling the need for age-appropriate fiction written for teenage readers with reading ages of 8–9 years.

    We’ve worked closely with a team of experienced and talented authors to create a mixture of action-packed and thought-provoking stories.

    We’re especially proud of the diverse range of plots, settings and characters within this new series. From sports clubs and schools, to unfamiliar and chilling visions of the future, stories cover the dangers of internet chat rooms, crime, grief, female empowerment, friendship, bullying, dystopian futures, and much more.

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  2. Between The Lines Now Available

    Between The Lines Now Available

    Posted on: Sep 13, 2017
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    The eight new titles from our eagerly awaited new series of fiction for reluctant teenage readers, Between The Lines, have arrived and are already being sent out to schools!

    These action-packed and thought-provoking titles have a reading age of 8–9 and will captivate teenagers and young adults with their thrilling and varied storylines.

    Featuring mature themes ranging from abandonment and loss to the essence of humanity itself, these titles fulfil a need for age-appropriate fiction with a realistic word count that will encourage and reward struggling and reluctant readers.

    But which one will you read first?

    Promise Me by Ann Evans? Siren Song by Jacqueline Rayner? Annie by Tommy Donbavand? Each title has an enticing, modern cover which catches your attention and the blurbs completely draw you in. These titles really will be an asset to

  3. Promise Me by Ann Evans

    Promise Me by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Jul 24, 2017
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    Cathy is in love with Amos, the boy next door. He is everything she could ever want. They talk all the time. He makes her laugh. He even writes songs for her. 

    The trouble is, Cathy has never set eyes on Amos. He locks himself away, and won’t say why.

    Cathy wants more. She dreams of a normal life with him. But Amos is not a normal teenage boy…

  4. Silent Valley by Cliff McNish

    Silent Valley by Cliff McNish

    Posted on: Jul 19, 2017
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    As a child, Carrie was abandoned by her mother. Suzanna let go of her hand, and just walked away.

    Little girls don’t forget things like that.

    Now, Suzanna is back. She wants forgiveness. She wants to make it up to Carrie.

    But what will happen when they enter the Silent Valley? 

  5. Kiss the Sky by Daniel Blythe

    Kiss the Sky by Daniel Blythe

    Posted on: Jul 17, 2017
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    Joel and his older sister Elise live in an isolated farmhouse in Yorkshire. They don’t always get on, but they make the best of their life on the bleak, windswept moors. Joel is more interested in birdwatching than his studies, while partying distracts Elise from work. 

    When a new friend, Grace, enters their lives, she turns all their assumptions upside down. 

  6. Refugee Kid by Catherine Bruton

    Refugee Kid by Catherine Bruton

    Posted on: Jul 12, 2017
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    “Tell us again exactly how old you are.”

    “I already said. I am fifteen.” 

    “And how did you get to the UK?”

    “Your police found me. In a lorry. Please, can you tell me where my brother is?”

    Samir promised to look after his little brother Moosa on the dangerous journey from Syria — across the Mediterranean, through refugee camps and then in an airless container to England. 

    But what has the journey cost him?

    Will he be able to keep his promise?

    And will they ever find a way home?

  7. Annie by Tommy Donbavand

    Annie by Tommy Donbavand

    Posted on: Jul 10, 2017
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    Be very careful if you’re ever around Jack Potter.

    Not only does the 16-year-old love to play pranks on people for his YouTube channel, but the old house he and his family live in is haunted by a ghost called Annie.

    Thankfully, Annie is a friendly spirit. She isn’t a danger to Jack and his family.

    Until Jack’s girlfriend comes to stay for the weekend, and Annie gets jealous…

  8. Hope and Truth by Daniel Blythe

    Hope and Truth by Daniel Blythe

    Posted on: Jul 05, 2017
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    Sam’s world is on the brink of war. Helicopters are in the sky and there are riots in the streets. This may be his final chance to tell Cait how he feels, before everything ends. But then his invitation to the Last Party changes everything.

    Years later, Hope lives in a closed world under the ground. Fourteen years ago, a war destroyed everything. But Hope makes a discovery — one which will link her story to Sam’s, and will reveal the truth. About the Last Party. About the end. 

    Across time, their stories become joined, and a new chapter in human destiny is revealed.

  9. Siren Song by Jacqueline Rayner

    Siren Song by Jacqueline Rayner

    Posted on: Jul 03, 2017
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    Sasha hasn’t said a word since her brother mysteriously disappeared.

    Was it an accident — or does Sasha know something she’s not telling?

    Zoe is determined to find out the truth, no matter who gets hurt. 

    But some secrets should be left alone…

  10. Made by Kate Ormand

    Made by Kate Ormand

    Posted on: Jun 27, 2017
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    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… 

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