Posted on: Jun 27, 2017
MADE’s creations aren’t born — they’re built.
Violet’s family has been approved to test a teenage robot called Ollie. Robots like Ollie are programmed to act human without so many things that are necessary to being human. He has no feelings. He can’t lie, disobey his family or ever harm a human being.
But Ollie is a machine, and things go wrong with machines all the time…
Posted on: Jun 20, 2017
Following the continued success of our much-loved Teen Reads, we are excited to announce that we are publishing a brand new series this September, Between the Lines.
All eight titles have a reading age of 8-9 and will appeal to readers aged 12 and over. The modern and appealing covers, coupled with a manageable word count of 5,000 - 6,000, ensure the books are accessible and enticing to struggling teenage readers.
With a variety of themes touching on abandonment, addiction, loss, homelessness, love, war, dystopia and the essence of humanity itself, this thoughtful new series has something for everyone.
Below is a sneaky peek at the upcoming titles and authors!
- Made by Kate Ormand
- Siren Song by Jacqueline Rayner
- Refugee Kid by Catherine Bruton
- Hope and Truth by Daniel Blythe
- Silent Valley
Posted on: Jun 09, 2017
Tommy Donbavand’s new series, Time Trek, is now available and we are giving you the opportunity to win a full set signed by both the author, Tommy Donbavand, and the illustrator, Steve Beckett!
The series follows the adventures of Spike and Mia as they travel back in time to thwart Spike’s Uncle, Dr Darius Dire, from stealing priceless artefacts from famous historical figures for his museum.
Our fabulous duo meet King Author, Princess Elizabeth, Napoleon, William Shakespeare and more in their attempts to stop the dastardly devious Dr Dire.
With no more than 1,400 words and a reading age of 7-8, the eight titles in this series are accessible and appealing to reluctant readers aged 9-12. Each title features a general introduction which allows the books to be read as standalone novels, and a page at the beginning of the book to introduce the characters and highlight any difficult vocabulary.
Posted on: Jun 07, 2017
Due to the popularity of our first series of YA Reads, we are extremely pleased to announce that this September we are publishing a second series!
The eight titles in YA Reads II have been written by seasoned authors who are widely respected for their ability to write books for less able readers.
Here’s a sneaky peek at the upcoming titles and authors:
- ME2 by Catherine Bruton
- Break by Jennifer Lane
- Out! By Iain McLaughlin
- Have a Go by Jon Mayhew
- Plague by Echo Freer
- Runaway by Ann Evans
- Wasted by Karen Moncrieffe
- Final Girl by Tim Collins
Each title has a reading age of 8-9 and a word count of 5,000-6,000, making them accessible and appealing to young adults (14+). With the
In no particular order, here's the next instalment of Time Trek, the fantastic reluctant reader series from Badger Publishing.
Spike and Mia are keeping tabs on Dr Dire to ensure that the world's future is safe, and prevent the next historic artefact from being stolen. Lurking in Dr Dire's shed, Spike and Mia leap into the time vortex after Dr Dire to discover they have landed in the middle of the Battle of Waterloo.
With cannon balls flying, the intrepid duo trace Dr Dire to a very famous French General's tent where he is trying to convince him to relinquish an artefact to take back to the future. Will he succeed? Will Spike and Mia be able to stop him or will they all fall into the clutches of the French army?
Available to order now, Time Trek is an easy and engaging read for reluctant readers aged 9-12 who have a reading age of 7-8. War Over Waterloo can be read in isolation or as part of the Time Trek Series. These humorous titles written by comic author,
Win a set of plays from our best-selling fiction series, Snow-Man!
Let me set the scene...
It's the middle of December, everyone should be in their winter coats and playing in the snow, but something has happened in the town of Shiverton, they are having a heat wave! Snow is melting and running down the hill, but why? How is there a heat wave in December? Who could be responsible?
It's time for Cole Day to munch on a raw carrot and transform into the world's coldest superhero, Snow-Man.
This brillllliant play has been skilfully rewritten from the original title to include seven speaking parts with varying amounts of lines so everyone can be included.
The play consists of only 1000 words but is packed full of humour and superb illustrations by Steve Beckett to keep the attention of the participants. Although it has a reading age of 8-9 and an interest age of 8-12, I promise you boys and girls of all ages will absolutely love it!
Blue and yellow shimmering lights are dancing all over the kitchen window of Dr Dire's house which can only mean one thing...
He's going back in time to try and steal something again! Someone needs to stop him, stealing from the past can change the present and may even destroy the future. But who can stop him? What is he trying to steal? Is the future going to be destroyed?
Not if Spike and Mia can help it!
This inventive series will have reluctant readers' imaginations swirling as much as The Gizmo's vortex. With fast-paced, humorous plots and captivating characters, Time Trek will be an asset to your school.
The modern, colourful illustrations by Steve Beckett bring the stories to life and encourage the reader to turn the page, rewarding them with more exhilarating graphics and mesmerising stories.
Award winning, comic author Tommy Donbavand, has exceled himself with this brilliant series. Frantic in France, one of the eight titles in the se
Dr Dire is out, and Spike and Mia have decided to take the initiative and squeezed through Igor's shiny new cat flap (just!) to prevent Dr Dire's next misadventure back in time.
But has Spike inadvertently provided Dr Dire's next time trek trophy idea? Can Spike and Mia stop the theft of the next artefact from the Globe Theatre? Who will they meet during their quest?
Grief at the Globe is one of eight titles that comprise the new Time Trek series written by Tommy Donbavand. Written for reluctant readers aged 9-12, who have a reading age of 7-8, Grief at the Globe provides another scintillating trip back in time to the Globe Theatre where William Shakespeare famously presented his plays.
With only 32 pages, spaced out paragraphs, a practical word count and an engaging storyline, reluctant readers won't find this an intimidating read. The main characters - Spike & Mia - are realistic and sure to appeal, and the colourful illustrations – by Steve Beckett - w
Spike and Mia are casually enjoying a boat ride and picnic in their local park when all of a sudden, shiver me timbers, Spike's Uncle, the dastardly Dr Darius Dire, appears and activates The Gizmo to travel back in time to steal something. But what booty can he be after this time?
Spike and Mia don't hesitate and jump into the swirling vortex to try and stop him. It's all hands on deck as Spike and Mia are mistaken for stowaways, but can they stop Dr Dire from stealing the item he's after?
Skirmish at Sea is one of eight titles in Tommy Donbavand's new series, Time Trek. It will captivate the most reluctant of reader with its ingenious plot and reward them with fantastic, full colour illustrations by Steve Beckett.
Written specifically for 9-12 year olds who have a reading age of 7-8, Skirmish at Sea features simple yet punchy sentence structures, spaced out paragraphs and a realistic word count of 1300-1400.
This title, along with the other seven, wi
Have you ever wondered how Princess Elizabeth celebrates her birthday? Does she have a party? Does she play games? Well, take a trip back in time with Spike and Mia to find out…
It’s Spikes birthday and Mia has accidently sent his present to his Uncle’s house. For most families this would be fine, but Spikes Uncle is Dr Darius Dire, a shifty scientist who travels back in time to try and steal artefacts for his collection.
The trouble with stealing things from the past is that it changes the present, and may even destroy the future.
But where in time is he going, and what is he after?
Emergency for England is one of eight titles in Tommy Donbavand’s new series, Time Trek. The series follows the adventures of Spike and Mia, as they endeavour to stop Spike’s Uncle, Dr Dire, from stealing artefacts from famous historical figures.
With a word count of 1300-1400 and a reading age of 7-8,