Reluctant Readers

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  1. The Clown by Roy Apps

    The Clown by Roy Apps

    Posted on: Jan 29, 2018

    The clown’s voice had changed.
    He sounded evil. Then, he put his hand 
    to his face and pulled.

  2. Coming Soon - Big Top of Horrors

    Coming Soon - Big Top of Horrors

    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 t

  3. Win a signed set!

    Win a signed set!

    Posted on: Jan 08, 2018

    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 tit

  4. A Little Secret by Ann Evans

    A Little Secret by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Dec 04, 2017

    Lucas likes to visit his great gran. She's ninety and in a care home. Her mind has gone. She thinks she's still a little five-year-old girl.

    Lucas's girlfriend, Kay, has no time for the old woman. Until she and Lucas go looking for a long-lost doll that has been locked away in a wardrobe these past eighty years.

    How could they know the horror their search would unleash?

  5. The Sickness by Jacqueline Rayner

    The Sickness by Jacqueline Rayner

    Posted on: Nov 27, 2017

    Trina is searching for buried treasure. But in her dreams she's the one who's being buried.

    Buried alive.

    The terrors of the past are reborn in the present and no one is safe. Can Trina and her friends solve the mystery of her nightmares in time to stop the sickness spreading?

  6. Alice by Danny Pearson

    Alice by Danny Pearson

    Posted on: Nov 20, 2017

    The storm outside passed and the late evening was calmly turning into night.

    As the light of the moon shone through Alice's bedroom window, the cat looked up and smiled a wide, toothy smile. "This is the Alice I have been looking for."

  7. Queen of Flies by Tim Collins

    Queen of Flies by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Nov 13, 2017

    Mia thinks she sees something strange and horrible under Lauren's hair when she flicks it back. But when she looks again, it's gone. She must have imagined it. But Lauren's friends, Savannah and Gabriella, seem equally weird.

    When Mia spies on them to find out what's going on, she finds herself dragged into a sickening nightmare.

  8. Scissor Man by Tim Collins

    Scissor Man by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

    The story goes that the Scissor Man wanted to be happy forever, so he snipped the corners of his mouth into a wide, jagged smile.

    Now he's a ghost who haunts Sam's school. If you meet him you must answer his question. Your fate depends on your answer.

    But it's just a story, right?

  9. The Trick by Kate Ormand

    The Trick by Kate Ormand

    Posted on: Oct 31, 2017

    They watched him in the darkest part of the night.

    They watched him in the lightest part of the day.

    He would be easy to take.

    No one would know he was gone — until it was too late.

    The stories say that fairies can't be seen by those who don't believe. But what if they want to be found?

  10. Win a signed set of Between The Lines

    Posted on: Oct 09, 2017

    To celebrate the launch of our superb new series Between The Lines, we are giving you the opportunity to win a signed set of all eight titles!

    Skilfully written to appeal to teenagers and young adults who struggle with reading, these titles fulfil a need for age-appropriate fiction designed for students who have a reading age of 8-9.

    Each title is printed on off-white paper to reduce visual stress on sensitive eyes and has a dyslexia-friendly design with bite-sized chunks of text. With no more than 6,000 words, these action-packed and thought-provoking stories are an appealing range of titles to give struggling and reluctant readers an exciting and positive reading experience.

    *competition closed*

    Between The Lines

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