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David Gatward trained as a teacher and outdoor pursuits instructor before working in various editorial roles in the publishing industry. He has written numerous titles for Kevin Mayhew publishers, as well as the popular Demon Defenders series for Puffin, under the pseudonym Jake Lancing. David lives in Somerset.
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 6.5+. A fun adventure about facing your fears with high quality graphic novel-style illustrations depicting the action throughout and gripping narrative with stacks of fun facts. Particularly suitable for reluctant readers who prefer non-fiction/fact books. FYI, the series, also entices them into reading fiction. . It really is an excellent title for the reluctant, struggling or dyslexic reader of 9+ but particularly for those whose reading age is nearer 8+. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Dyslexia Friendly title.
Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger rip-jump to the Sea of Memories to search for one of Perlest's lost thoughts. With a huge ocean to navigate, full of terrifying creatures, it seems an impossible task. Can the friends help the marinians defeat the Doom in return for the missing thought? And can they survive a Krush attack while in the middle of the sea? Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.
Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. So many Wonders, so little time! Stolen, then forgotten, and all will be mine! Can Team X solve the Collector's latest riddle in Stolen Wonders? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
Seth Crow has lived a thousand lives, and in each one he's been murdered before he turns thirteen. And now he's being hunted again. But this time it's different. Enter Lily, who tells him of his fate: Seth is CONQUEST. The first of the four riders of the Apocalypse. And people want him dead, before he can fulfil his destiny. Seth's only hope lies in finding the other riders - Strife, Famine and Death. Together, the fate of the world lies in their hands ... 'Complete adrenalin rush. Dystopian meets horror - grabs you by scruff of neck & does NOT let go.' Lee Weatherly, author of the ANGEL series
Lazarus Stone is about to turn sixteen when, one night, his normal life is ripped to shreds by a skinless figure drenched in blood. He has a message: The Dead are coming. Now Lazarus is all that stands in their way. To fulfil his destiny, he must confront not only the dark past of his family, but horrors more gruesome than even Hell could invent. And it all begins with the reek of rotting flesh ...
Jack is terrified of heights. So he faces his fears head on - by making a skydive! Inspirational tale of challenge and courage, with lots of facts. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic