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Fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from different cultures are included, along with non-fiction titles from the Read and Discover imprint.
Little Red Riding Hood
Follow the adventures of the little girl who met a wolf in the forest.
Three Billy Goats
Enjoy the famous tale of the three clever goats and the hungry troll …
Read and discover all about wonderful water. Why is water important? What is the biggest ocean animal?
Animals in the Air
Read and discover all about animals in the air. What is the fastest bird in the world? What are flying foxes?
Adapted American and European literature that teachers can make a part of their English language arts curriculum. Available in seven accessible levels, and appropriate for MS and HS students.
Sense and Sensibility
Sometimes the Dashwood girls do not seem like sisters. Elinor is all calmness and reason, and can be relied upon for practical, common sense opinions. Marianne, on the other hand, is all sensibility, full of passionate and romantic feeling. She has no time for dull common sense - or for middle-aged men of thirty-five. And if your heart is broken at the age of seventeen, how can you ever expect to recover from the passionate misery that fills your life?
The Mystery of Allegra
Allegra is an unusual name. It means 'happy' in Italian, but the little girl in this story is sometimes very sad. She is only five years old, but she tells Adrian, her new friend, that she is going to die soon. How does she know? And who is the other Allegra? The girl in a long white nightdress, who has golden hair and big blue eyes. The girl who comes only at night, and whose hands and face are cold, so cold ...
Shirley Homes and the Cyber Thief
Shirley Homes, private investigator. Like Sherlock Holmes, she lives in London, enjoys working on difficult cases, and has some helpful friends. She understands people, is a good listener, and of course, she is clever with computers. In this second Shirley Homes detective story, Shirley must catch a cyber thief. But how? Only the computer knows, and the computer isn't talking...
Sarah Harland is nineteen, and she is in prison. At the airport, they find heroin in her bag. So, now she is waiting to go to court. If the court decides that it was her heroin, then she must die. She says she did not do it. But if she did not, who did? Only two people can help Sarah: her mother, and an old boyfriend who does not love her now. Can they work together? Can they find the real criminal before it is too late?
Death in the Freezer
Ellen Shore's family is an ordinary American family, and Ellen is six years old when her brother Al is born. Her parents are very pleased to have a son, but Ellen is not pleased, because now baby Al comes first. And when they are adults, Al still comes first. He begins a rock band and makes records. Soon he is rich and famous - very rich, but he gives nothing to his sister Ellen. She has a difficult life, with three young kids and very little money. And she learns to hate her rich, famous, unkind brother...
Carefully graded fiction titles from Starter Level to Level Three according to the Bookworms syllabus. These titles help build language skills.
Hercules is the strongest man in the world, but one day he does something very bad. The priestess at Delphi tells him: 'The gods are angry with you. For twelve years you must work for King Eurystheus, and do twelve tasks for him. When you finish, the gods can forgive your crime.' Some tasks are easier, and some tasks are more difficult. Can Hercules finish all twelve of them? And what happens when he does?
When the Emperor calls every man to join the army and fight the enemy, Mulan's father is old and ill, and cannot go. Wearing men's clothes and riding a horse, Mulan leaves her family and fights bravely for the Emperor in her father's place. She is soon a hero for all the soldiers in the Chinese army. One of them, Ye Ming, is her best friend. But does he know that she is a woman?
'When he went home to Athens, the great prince Theseus left me on the island of Naxos. But why did he leave me? Everyone says that he was tired of me. But when we met, I was the princess of Crete and the most beautiful woman in the Aegean Sea.' Ariadne's story is one woman's tale of secret love, adventure and of escape - both from danger and from a life that she wanted to leave far behind her - many years ago in Ancient Greece...
One cold winter morning, a famous movie star and her teenage daughter are driving along a country road... A blue van is waiting for them. Tom is in the van, but he's not a kidnapper – he's an artist. He usually draws pictures for adventure stories. Now he's in a real life adventure.
Al Brown plays the guitar in a band with friends. He writes songs, too. But when Al's baby sister, Lisa, arrives from hospital, his life is suddenly different. Now his mother and father have no time for him, and he has no time for school work – or the band. Then Al's sister gets ill. And Grandad tells him, 'Write a song for Lisa!' But why, and how can this help?