Posted on: Apr 24, 2018
"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."
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
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 pee
Posted on: Nov 23, 2016
What could possibly be causing the green glow from the new purple bins in Strange Town?
Logan, Eva and Otis are used to bizarre and unusual things happening in their town, but this is new!
Logan is woken by his Mum and told to take out the rubbish. A new bin has appeared at the end of their driveway. New bins have been given to everyone on the street. Has the council left yet another bin for recycling or has it come from elsewhere?
This entertaining new series has been carefully written to appeal to children aged 9-12 with a reading age of 7-8. Rubbish Invasion is one of eight titles in Danny Pearson's new series, Strange Town, and features a general introduction to ensure each title can be read as a standalone novel, a map to help the reader picture the world of Strange Town, and a page highlighting any difficult vocabulary.
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!
Posted on: May 12, 2016
Best friends Logan and Eva along with Otis the dog, otherwise known as the Strange Town crew, are running late on Match Day. It had taken Eva ages to find her Strange Town F.C. scarf!
As they approach the stadium, they can see a beautiful rainbow that seems rather curiously to be coming from inside the venue itself.