Dockside: December Magic by John Townsend


Dockside: December Magic by John Townsend

Dockside, the award-winning reading intervention programme, is specifically designed for older children who are struggling with their reading, or for children learning English as an additional language. It provides an opportunity for children to practise their reading skills at a suitable level with age-appropriate storylines. A handy breakdown of key words is included as well as question prompts to encourage discussion. The series is set in an everyday world featuring a range of strong characters and stories to which children can relate, and enjoy, providing a unique approach to reading intervention.

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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16 pages


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Publication date

1st January 2011



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