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  1. Win a signed set!

    Win a signed set!

    Posted on: Jan 08, 2018
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    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 si

  2. A Little Secret by Ann Evans

    A Little Secret by Ann Evans

    Posted on: Dec 04, 2017
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    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?

  3. The Sickness by Jacqueline Rayner

    The Sickness by Jacqueline Rayner

    Posted on: Nov 27, 2017
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    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?

  4. Alice by Danny Pearson

    Alice by Danny Pearson

    Posted on: Nov 20, 2017
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    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."

  5. Queen of Flies by Tim Collins

    Queen of Flies by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Nov 13, 2017
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    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.

  6. Scissor Man by Tim Collins

    Scissor Man by Tim Collins

    Posted on: Nov 06, 2017
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    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?

  7. The Trick by Kate Ormand

    The Trick by Kate Ormand

    Posted on: Oct 31, 2017
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    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?

  8. New series announcement

    New series announcement

    Posted on: Oct 09, 2017
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    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 sneak

  9. Win a signed set of Between The Lines

    Posted on: Oct 09, 2017
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    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

  10. YA Reads II - Now Available

    YA Reads II - Now Available

    Posted on: Sep 21, 2017
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    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.

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