Hot News! by John Townsend


Hot News! by John Townsend

Stimulating and accessible, the titles in the LIVEWIRE series have been produced in association with The Basic Skills Agency to ensure a non-patronising approach towards the requirements of readers with special needs. They provide teenagers/adult interest level fiction and non-fiction for those with reading ages below 10, or adult students learning English as a second language. Each book is graded at one of the following reading ages: 6-7, 7-8, 8-9 or 9-10. All LIVEWIRE books are written by qualified Special Needs teachers, and are expertly assessed and subtly colour-coded for the appropriate reading age. Hot News has articles on strange news stories from around the world, such as Danka, the world's smallest dog, a man who has surgery to have Spock ears and a lion who gets stuck in a public toilet in Africa.


This series can be used in many ways; on a one-to-one basis, as a general reader or as a classroom resource. Its versatility and attractiveness to students make me happy to recommend it. -- Special!

About the Author

John Townsend

After years of teaching in secondary schools, John Townsend realised that boys were crying out for cool, quick reads – so he decided to write them! He has now written over 100 books! He is in huge demand as a guest speaker – whether at schools, writers’ groups or libraries. His other books for Barrington Stoke include Deadline and Firebomb. He lives in Suckley, Worcester.

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Publication date

30th June 2005



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