We’ve been working extra hard over the summer to make sure there are fantastic new books available for you at the start of the school year!
And we’ve had a lot of fun developing Horror Hotel — our brand-new series of six creepy stories written by the brilliant Tim Collins. Brace yourself for some seriously scary and mysterious adventures filled with monsters, intelligent technology and an eccentric hotel manager who may or may not be there to help guests!
Horror is perennially popular with teens, so we’ve created this series for readers aged 12+ who have a reading age of 6–7.
We were thrilled to work again with talented artists Abby Ryder and James Lawrence. Take a look below at some examples of their work. Their imaginative and highly creative illustrations bring each story to life. Every double-page spread contains a perfect balance of text and illustrations, crucial for supporting reluctant or struggling readers.
We think you’ll agree that the front covers are pretty special too. We wanted to give the covers the look of vintage horror movie posters and our cover artist, Mark Penman, did an amazing job. The books make a great set when displayed together and will be sure to entice your students to pick up and dip into these spooky tales.
In terms of text, a large font size, generous line spacing and low word count (500–600 words) ensure that each book is accessible and approachable. Rest assured that we haven’t compromised on content either — each exciting plot will be sure to capture the imagination and hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader.
Every title in the series has been overseen by our series consultant, Dee Reid, who has ensured that the appropriate reading level and language is maintained throughout.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and explore Horror Hotel… Do you dare to check in?