The graded readers series of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. Twins, Andy and Mary, are in Dublin on a school trip. When Mary discovers that she has been given a forged €20 note, she thinks she knows the identity of the forger.
This award-winning graded readers series is full of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. Three vibrant stories by author Katherine Mansfield, retold by Margaret Johnson. In one story, Laura and her family are preparing for a party when she makes a shocking discovery.
King Alexander wants his daughter, Princess Priscilla, to marry his best friend, Lord Huntingdon. But the princess has other plans. She is in love with Toby, a young and handsome servant at the Royal Palace. Priscilla and Toby decide to run away together, but life on the run is not what the princess expected.
Jan makes a time capsule for her History project and buries it beside the apple tree in her garden. Then one night during a terrible storm something strange happens. Jan travels through time. Is she in the future? Or is she in the past? And how can she get back to the present?
When a pair of bullies hurt Arjun, the youngest boy in class, Tom, Ziggy and Tara decide that it is time to do something. They set up the Anti-bully Squad but they soon discover that the bullies are prepared to do anything to get their own way. Can they find a way to stop the bullies before it is too late?
When Mrs Jackson’s pet dog Basil goes missing, Dan Parks realizes immediately that something strange is going on. Then when he sees thieves taking his best friend Sue’s dog, Charlie he knows that there is definitely a mystery to be solved. Who is taking the dogs and can Dan and Dylan save them before it is too late?
Dan and Sue are in London with their parents when they see two men acting in a very strange way outside their hotel. They decide to follow them and find out that the men are stealing handbags. What happens when the men discover that Dan and Sue know their secret? And what can their parents do to help?
Janet gets a letter out of the blue from her old boyfriend Donald McKinnon. He invites her to visit him in Scotland but when she gets there, strange things start to happen. Why do people rush off when they hear Donald’s name? Why is Donald so sad? And how is Donald’s African mask connected to all this?
When Aunt Elizabeth comes back from Greenland she has a very strange present for Roger and Helen – a big egg. One day when they are eating dinner the egg starts to crack open. What's inside?
Holly’s favourite place is the tree house in the old oak tree in her garden. When her father decides to cut down the tree to build an office, she starts an unusual protest and moves out of her home and into the tree house. Who will win the battle of the tree?
The Westbourne Fair is coming to town and it is Jack's favourite moment of the year. But when he gets into trouble at school his parents say that he can't go to the Fair. Jack decides to go to the Fair anyway and he learns that there are more important things in life than having fun.
Ricky has a big idea: he wants to make his own reality TV programme. He buys a series of small video cameras and he secretly films his family and friends. But, when he looks at the footage it is all very boring. So Ricky decides to make his video more interesting. Soon strange things are happening both at Ricky’s home and school.
Grace is always good at everything. She is good at the piano. She is good at the violin. She is good at most of her subjects at school. And she is a great actor and dancer, too. But at the moment, Grace can’t do anything well. Why can’t she do her homework and learn the lines for the play? Is she in love? Only David can help her.
When Father and Mother Wolf find a baby boy near their den they decide to keep him and raise him with their own cubs. The terrible tiger Shere Khan finds out about the boy and demands him for his meal but the wolves refuse and chase the tiger away. Can they keep the boy safe forever?
When legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr Watson, are asked to investigate a mysterious organisation, the Red-headed League, they find that there is more to the organisation than meets the eye.
The much-loved children’s story of a horse, Black Beauty. Black Beauty begins his life at a loving home. But when his owners have to sell him, his fortune changes. As Black Beauty moves from home to home and job to job, he often suffers bad treatment and living conditions.
It is a hot afternoon and Alice is bored. She follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and arrives in a strange place called Wonderland. Here nothing is as it seems: animals can talk, cakes and drinks can make you bigger and smaller and the Queen of Hearts can cut off your head. Can Alice find her way home again?
When Mary Lennox’s parents die in India, she moves to England to live in her uncle’s enormous manor. Mary is sad and lonely but one day she finds an old key to a secret garden that no one goes into and a whole new world of magic and enchantment opens up to her. Before long Mary learns to make friends for the first time.