Reluctant Reader Books

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    The Meltdown is the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It's full of laugh-out-loud doodles and diary entries.

    When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

    It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
  • The 13 Storey Treehouse Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781529008227 - Andy Griffiths
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    Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams will love Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse. Now presented in a cool slipcase, these engaging books are wonderfully wacky, amazingly anarchic and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!

    This collection includes books 1-7 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series. Format: paperback
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan.
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book in the hilarious series about two boys and their always awesome and ever-expanding treehouse.

    Told in a combination of text and cartoon illustrations, the duo have now expanded it to 91 storeys. The 13 new levels include everything from the world's most powerful whirlpool to a mashed-potato and gravy train and a human pinball machine.

    There's also a giant spider web (with a giant spider) and the chance o have your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all. Finally, will you dare push the big, red button?
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    The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.

    Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.

    He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
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    Nellie Choc-Ice is a plucky penguin who embarks on an epic adventure when her iceberg floats off to the North Pole in this fun and easy-to-read book.

    As Nellie tries to find her way home, she comes across all kinds of hungry creatures who see her as a tasty treat. Will she be able to survive?

    Part of the Little Gems series of books developed for children who struggle to read (and those with dyslexia), this book has high-quality cream paper and an accessible font.
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
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    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
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    Part of the Little Gems series for not-so-confident readers (and those who struggle with dyslexia), this story is presented on high-quality cream paper and with a special easy-to-read font.

    Written by Quentin Blake, is the story of a heartbroken widow of a captain that drowned at sea who discovers a friendly amphibian at her lowest point. However, this is no ordinary frog - this one likes to dance!

    The duo are soon touring the world with their new routine, spreading light and laughter wherever they go...
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    Savvy George and gentle giant Lennie are drifters, hustling for a living in a string of dead-end jobs. George looks out for Lennie as they move from town to town, running from trouble and dreaming big. A place of their own, a piece of land, a bit of money. But trouble follows Lennie like a shadow, and George has his work cut out to keep him safe.John Steinbeck's classic novel in a super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features that more readers can access and enjoy.
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    After wowing readers across the globe with her bestselling Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke turns her attention to those aged 5 and over with the magical story of The Moonshine Dragon.

    A tiny silver dragon has been chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight and all mayhem has broken loose! Patrick finds himself shrunken down too and hides in a toy castle... Will he be able to defeat the knight and make it through to the next morning?

    An appealing story especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Monica Armino.
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    Children's books superstar Julia Donaldson retells a trio of charming tales from across the world, in a stunning first independent read.

    A king hides a terrible secret under his crown... a marvellous dream inspires an epic journey... a clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.

    An appealing book especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Peter Bailey.
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    Famously made into a BBC short film starring Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench, Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Esio Trot is a Red House classic that has a funny, tender and poignant love story at its core.

    It tells the tale of the shy Mr Hoppy, who is desperate to tell his neighbour Ms Silver his true feelings for her, but he can never find the words. So when he learns that her dearest wish is for her pet tortoise Alfie to grow bigger, he hatches a plan involving a giant pair of metal claws and 140 tortoises...

    A charming book, featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations.
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    Noah Green's teacher has assigned the class a project: They all have to do something to help the community. Noah comes up with a great idea. He decides to plant new trees at school. He can't do it alone. But will he be able to convince anyone to help him?
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    When a hurricane threatens to harm the underwater homes of the merpeople, it is up to India Finch, a part-human/part-mermaid teenager, to warn her ocean friends. The mer decide to seek calmer waters, and as they travel, they are attacked by a giant squid, with India at the centre of harm's way. Gravely injured, India depends on the merfolks' willingness to risk their own safety to get her ashore where her injuries can be treated. Will the prejudice many mer hold against humans leave India at the end of her journey? Reader tools include a glossary and discussion questions in this hi-lo novel for reluctant and struggling readers.
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    If you've never read these timeless tales of Brer Rabbit, you're in for a treat!

    Brer Rabbit is a mischievous character who loves to play tricks on his pals but occasionally gets his comeuppance.

    A great collection of stories that showcase Enid Blyton's classic storytelling charm perfectly.
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    Award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce has a quirky sense of humour that makes his writing appealing and fun for independent readers but also ideal for parents to read aloud to their youngsters.

    Cosmic is the story of thirteen-year-old Liam who is already six foot tall and consequently manages to join a rocket launch into outer space by pretending to be an adult. Liam's hilarious adventures carry a poignant message about what it means to be a parent.

    Readers aged 9+ will enjoy Cosmic and should also read Frank Cottrell Boyce's books Millions and Framed.
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.
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    Featuring characters from two of Michael Morpurgo's previous Little Gems books - Snug and the Castle in the Field - Minikid is a book full of countryside adventure.

    At school, they call him Bullet but Chris and Lisa call him Minikid. He's only come for a visit, but wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow... From orphan calves to wasps' nests, Minikid is fascinated by all the things he finds on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated, this has been especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
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    The 30th Dirty Bertie adventure might be his most disgusting yet. He's picked to be the mascot for Pudsley Rovers, attempts to get expelled from summer camp and makes a robot called Bootosaurus to replace Miss Boot!

    These short and sharp stories are very funny and perfect for reluctant readers.
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    Little Norman the Norman from Normandy loves fighting. All Normans do. When he inherits the broad sword that belonged to his father, Great Big Norman, after he is killed in battle, Little Norman is Little no more and so he sets off to avenge his father's death. Riotous comedy with extra sword-swinging. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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    Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley. Zara lives on one side of the wall, Kell lives on the other. No one from the two sides has ever met... until now. Zara is determined to help Kell escape from poverty, and to unite the two sides.
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    When Cam's family decides to go to a luau during their vacation in Hawaii, he decides to stay behind to play some video games in the hotel. Lost in gaming euphoria, Cam slowly begins to realize that the rumbling noises aren't coming from the TV--the entire hotel is shaking. Cam glances out the window of his hotel room just in time to see the nearby "non-active" volcano explode. Chunks of rock and lava cascade down into the city. Giant, flaming rocks start to tear the hotel to shreds. Cam knows he needs to find his family and get out fast, but a river of lava is between him and his loved ones . . .