Reluctant Readers

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  1. New series announcement

    New series announcement

    Posted on: Oct 09, 2017

    Coming soon, a spooktacular, spine-chilling series for reluctant teenage readers!

    We all know that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but the illustrations on the six new Papercut titles are extraordinary. If they don't capture the attention of struggling or reluctant readers we're not sure what will. Mark Penman and James Lawrence, the two illustrators, have designed these impressive covers to appeal to students aged 13+, which coupled with the realistic word count and low reading age provide an appealing and accessible way in to this popular genre.

    These super spooky, modern titles include elements of horror, the supernatural, action and adventure and have been written by experienced authors Tim Collins, Ann Evans, Jacqueline Rayner, Kate Ormand and Danny Pearson.

    Featuring bite-sized chunks of text and a dyslexia-friendly design, these eerie and chilling titles will prove to be an incredibly popular series amongst your students.

    Here's a sneaky peek

  2. YA Reads II - Now Available

    YA Reads II - Now Available

    Posted on: Sep 21, 2017

    An enormous buzz of excitement is radiating through Badger Towers as our second series of YA Reads have arrived!

    You know a new series is going to be good when you walk through the library at dinner time and see several members of staff reading them. 

    The mature themes touching on sexuality/identity, family breakdown, friendship/relationship issues and dystopia speak and appeal to readers across many different interests. The text level and complexity have been carefully judged to provide a ‘way in’ for young adults with a reading age of 8–9, which coupled with a realistic word count of 5000–6000, make the eight books in this series a valuable resource to encourage and inspire struggling and reluctant readers. 

    Read more about individual on our blog.

  3. Between The Lines Now Available

    Between The Lines Now Available

    Posted on: Sep 13, 2017

    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 your librar

  4. Promise Me by Ann Evans

    Promise Me by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Jul 24, 2017

    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…

  5. Break by Jennifer Lane

    Break by Jennifer Lane

    Posted on: Jul 21, 2017

    Something is wrong. 

    When Vinny smells burning in his mate’s car, he doesn’t know that it will change his life forever. 

    Can he get to the bottom of who tried to kill them, even if it means bringing down one of his closest friends?

  6. Wasted by Karen Moncrieffe

    Wasted by Karen Moncrieffe

    Posted on: Jul 20, 2017

    Jade and Layla have been best friends for years, but then something comes between them. Alcohol. 

    When Jade discovers drinking, she begins to lose interest in anything other than boozing, partying and meeting guys. She becomes more reckless and wild. She can’t see that she might be in danger. 

    As Jade’s passion for drinking spins out of control, Layla is forced to make a difficult choice to keep her safe. 

  7. Silent Valley by Cliff McNish

    Silent Valley by Cliff McNish

    Posted on: Jul 19, 2017

    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? 

  8. Runaway by Ann Evans

    Runaway by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Jul 18, 2017

    Running away from a brutal home is Gary's only option. 

    He plans his escape well. He saves enough money to rent a room until he can find a job. He’s going to make a good life for himself.

    But when Gary’s plans go horribly wrong, he ends up homeless, broke and sleeping on the streets.

    Could life get any worse?

  9. Kiss the Sky by Daniel Blythe

    Kiss the Sky by Daniel Blythe

    Posted on: Jul 17, 2017

    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. 

  10. Have a Go by Jon Mayhew

    Have a Go by Jon Mayhew

    Posted on: Jul 13, 2017

    Sixteen-year-old Jamie Garson thinks the world of his dad. To Jamie, Dad is a hero. 

    When Jamie and his dad foil the robbery of a corner shop, their lives are turned upside down. Dad becomes a hero to everyone and Jamie is a celebrity at school. 

    But not everyone is so happy for them. Heroes attract enemies and Jamie finds there’s a deadly downside to fighting crime.

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