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The Genius Aged 8 1/4

The Genius Aged 8 1/4

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Silly parents, silly teachers and a very silly Prime Minister! Alfie Poppleton (real name Squeaky Squawker Redface Slurpbottom) has got his work cut out dealing with a set of very silly adults. Can Alfie get the town of Underpants - and the rest of the country - sorted out? A brand-new lower reading age edition of this hilarious tale from comic genius Jeremy Strong. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Ash Boy A CinderFella Story

Ash Boy A CinderFella Story

Author: Lucy Coats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2020

When Cinder Ashok's mother dies in a freak carriage accident, he doesn't think life can get any worse but it does. His dad marries a total horror and Ash Boy inherits bullying step-brothers Rock and Boulder. All Cinder wants is to be left in peace in the library with his side-kick Buttons. But Rock and Boulder are on a mission to compete in Prince Charmless' upcoming jousting tournament. Everything turns upside down when Cinder's fairy godfather magics him into the tournament. Now he's got a happily-ever-after in his sights! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Football Crazy

Football Crazy

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Danny and his mates Jamil and Lewis are over the moon when football legend Jock Ramsey agrees to coach their team. For the first time ever the Rovers might have a chance of winning something! But Ramsey's a tough coach. They train every night, and Saturdays too. It's a lot of pressure for lads who just like a kickabout in the park. Can Danny, Lewis and Jamil survive the pressure and stay football crazy - in a good way? A brand-new 4u2read edition of a fun and light-hearted football story from reluctant-reader favourite Tony Bradman. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Star for a Day

Star for a Day

Author: Jean Ure Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

A warm and wise tale about the unique challenges of pre-teen life from a master of the genre. Lucy has lived her entire life in her sister's shadow - Lola is always the centre of attention and constantly in need of new clothes for a party or kit for her dancing, meaning Lucy often goes without. But when a talent show comes to town, an unlikely ally helps Lucy step into the spotlight for once. Will Lucy discover her own star quality? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Girl with the Sunshine Smile

The Girl with the Sunshine Smile

Author: Karen Mccombie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Meg is the girl with the sunshine smile. That's what they call her at the wedding fairs where she models her mum's dresses. But then Mum meets Danny. Danny, with the grotty houseboat, four sons and a three-legged cat. All of a sudden, Meg's life clouds over. Will Meg ever find her sunshine smile again? A brand-new low reading age edition of a wonderfully warm and wise story about new families and new relationships from bestselling author Karen McCombie. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Into the Bin

Into the Bin

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Mr Frost's classroom is always in a mess, and now his class are on a mission to send all the things they don't need off to a charity shop - including the rubbish bin that falls over at the slightest touch! From books to old toys, they bring in all sorts of items to send away in the bin, but little do they know that what one person doesn't want might be just the thing someone else has been looking for. A fun and quirky tale on the wonders of recycling! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Go! Go! Chichico!

Go! Go! Chichico!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2019

Chichico has everything he needs to be a top footballer - apart from a pair of boots! A little football story with a big heart from a top author. Chichico is thrilled when a talent scout spots him during a kick-about with his friends Davi and Ana, and he is asked to try out for Santos Brazil. But without a pair of football boots, how will Chichico ever been taken seriously? Loyal Davi steps in and sets out on a mission to solve Chichico's problem. But Davi's actions soon risk ruining Chichico's dreams forever...High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all

Bella's Den

Bella's Den

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Bella has a secret - one that she is very good at keeping. That secret is a den hidden on a little muddy hill, wild amid the trees and nestled beside some foxes with a den of their own. But soon the secret is betrayed, and the foxes' lives are put in danger... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Sammy and the Starman

Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Sammy is thrilled when he finds a tin y space rocket in the park . And even more thrilled when he discovers its owner, Jax, a very small and very irritable 300-year-old spaceman. Can Sammy save Jax from the greedy clutches of his nosy neighbour and help him get home? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

The Ghost in the Bath

The Ghost in the Bath

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Luke is rather surprised to find a ghost in his bath - and she needs his help! Can Luke help Ellie to find her fiance Charlie AND finish his history project for Mrs Trouble - sorry, Mrs Rubble - before he's really in hot water? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Virus

Virus

Author: Tommy Donbavand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2017

When Nahim sends a virus into Polly and Amina's computer, he has no idea that all three of them will be dragged inside the internet! How will they get home? How will they fight the virus? Luckily, Nahim's ICT class partner Max is good with computers and is on hand to help save the day! A fun virtual reality adventure. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

One-Nil

One-Nil

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

Luke is desperate to meet his heroes when he discovers that the England football team are secretly training at his local ground! But how is he supposed to do that when he has to go to school all day? He has to come up with a plan, and quick, if he ever has a chance of making his dream come true. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Dragon

Dragon

Author: Hilary McKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

When Max won't tidy his room, his witchy Aunt flies off on her broomstick in a temper. Now Max is left on his own with a dragon's egg to look after. But the egg is starting to hatch...Soon Max and his friend Timmy have got a lot on their plate! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Pitt Street Pirates

Pitt Street Pirates

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. Top comedy by the author of Horrible Histories. The Pitt Street Pirates are out on a treasure hunt, with their trusty parrot-cat Minnie. Roger Redbeard is determined to be a pirate. And with his friends Ellie and Sniffle (not to mention Minnie the cat) he seems well on his way to working out the clues to Ruby Rose's treasure hunt. But can they find the right treasure? An adventure not to be missed! With a reading age of 7, it is particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling readers.

Game Boy Galactic

Game Boy Galactic

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

Low-reading age version of a fun virtual reality adventure. Muzzy had to leave his home to escape the war. Now he and his dad are starting a new life in a new country. But things aren't easy. The bullies are out to get him - and soon he has an even bigger problem. He finds an old Game Boy game and gets trapped in an alien world!

Game Boy Reloaded

Game Boy Reloaded

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

Low-reading age version of a fun virtual reality adventure. Mia and Zak find a strange games console in the canal. When you play it, it sucks you inside the game! But now Zak's vanished. Can Mia save him? Or will they both be trapped forever? The action-packed sequel to Game Boy 4u2read. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2014

A popular football-tale-with-a-twist from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But then Seaburn football team meet their rivals and Jud has the chance to step in as a goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Wartman

Wartman

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

A brand new 4u2read edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of this touching tale by Michael Morpurgo. Dilly's life was great until he found the wart growing on his knee. When lying doesn't work out and George the wart is revealed to the world, poor Dilly becomes one easy target. Can a little bit of magic help Dilly get his life back on track? Beautifully crafted story from a multi award- winning and bestselling author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Hostage

Hostage

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2013

Snatched off the street, Angela is alone and terrified. She knows she's been kidnapped but will her dad pay the ransom? Or can she be brave enough to escape? A new edition of a thrilling top selling tale from a top author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

The Red Dragons of Gressingham

The Red Dragons of Gressingham

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2012

Reading age 7+, Interest age 8-12. The Green Men of Gressingham return with this sequel, available for the first time as a 4u2read. Full of twists, turns and fiery surprises! The Green Men of Gressingham are struggling to find things to do now that they are no longer outlaws. But just when things are getting boring, Lord Dashwood sends them on a very unusual mission! Can the Green Men complete it without setting their bottoms on fire? A hilarious story from an award-winning and hugely popular author. With a reading age of 7, it is particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling readers.

Mad Iris Goes Missing

Mad Iris Goes Missing

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2012

The crazy follow-up to Mad Iris available for the first time as a 4u2read edition. It's the Cup Final and Pudding Lane are set to win. They have Mad Iris as their mascot! But what will they do when - Mad Iris goes Missing? A new adventure with the maddest ostrich on the planet.

The Smallest Horse in the World

The Smallest Horse in the World

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. A fun comedy about a girl and a very special horse - the smallest horse in the world! Swan calls Bella mean names and shows off about her parents' money. She says she has a pool, and dolphins, and a horse. But Bella has a horse too - a very odd little horse! A charming comedy from bestseller Jeremy Strong.

The Pitt Street Pirates

The Pitt Street Pirates

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2011

Hare-brained schemes and clever wisecracks abound in this fun comedy. A 'pirate' crew set sail across their local park pond in a homemade boat - there's treasure to be found! But will the gang of modern-day scallywags be able to outwit the rich golf club kids and win the prize? Laugh-out-loud romp from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Dead Cool

Dead Cool

Author: Peter Clover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2011

When Sammy's parent buy him a parrot in an antique cage, he gets more than he ever expected! This is a swashbuckling adventure story. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Who's a Big Bully Then?

Who's a Big Bully Then?

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Class bully Darren is challenged to a face-off with Olly the bull. Darren has no idea that Olly's a gentle giant. And the boy who set the challenge has no idea it's not Olly in the field! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

9+ readers

Author: Jan Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

Game Boy

Game Boy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

JP can't wait to play his new computer game. But the adventure on this game is for real! It'll take all his gaming skills to get to the end of the level - Fun adventure.

Fox Friend

Fox Friend

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2010

From the multi award-winning and bestselling author, a beautifully re-packaged, 4u2read version, of this moving story of a girl and an injured fox cub. Clare has lived her whole life on a farm, but she's never seen a fox - until she finds a tiny, injured cub who's lost his mum. Clare cares for him herself, but has to keep him hidden from her father who thinks foxes are vermin - pests that should be shot. Can she keep the cub safe? Beautifully crafted story from the former Children's Laureate and best-selling author.

Friday Forever

Friday Forever

Author: Annie Dalton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2010

Lenny wakes up one morning to find his favourite day, Friday, repeating itself over and over again. A sharp comedy with a subtle message. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The House with No Name

The House with No Name

Author: Pippa Goodhart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2010

When Jamie's father buys a house that has been empty for many years, they discover ghosts, mystery - and danger. Can Jamie and his friend Colin learn the truth before anyone else gets hurt?

The Hat Trick

The Hat Trick

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2010

A popular football-tale-with-a-twist from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But then Seaburn football team meet their rivals and Jud has the chance to step in as a goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Mad Iris

Mad Iris

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2010

Ross and Katie attempt to hide an escaped ostrich in the school toilets. A hilarious adventure! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Grow Up, Dad!

Grow Up, Dad!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Robbie wishes his dad was 11 years old, just like him, but he never imagines his wish will come true! A fast paced comedy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Two Jacks

The Two Jacks

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Jack Baker and Jack Barker have their lives turned upside down in this funny, touching, story of mistaken identity at school Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Picking on Percy

Picking on Percy

Author: Catherine MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

As a result of a strange twist of fate, Shawn suddenly discovers to his horror that he is living Percy's life - and Percy is now Shawn! A wry, perceptive comedy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Wartman

Wartman

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

A brand new 4u2read edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of this touching tale by Michael Morpurgo. Dilly's life was great until he found the wart growing on his knee. When lying doesn't work out and George the wart is revealed to the world, poor Dilly becomes one easy target. Can a little bit of magic help Dilly get his life back on track? Beautifully crafted story from a multi award- winning and bestselling author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

Hostage

Hostage

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

Snatched off the street, Angela is alone and terrified. She knows she's been kidnapped but will her dad pay the ransom? Or can she be brave enough to escape? A new edition of a thrilling top selling tale from a top author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Ghost for Sale

Ghost for Sale

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

A wardrobe causes all manner of mayhem in this great fun ghost story! When Mr and Mrs Rundle buy a haunted wardrobe to attract more customers to their inn, there are some unexpected results. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Living with Vampires

Living with Vampires

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

It's never easy when your parents are vampires. Can you imagine being at a parent-teacher evening with them, or a Christmas Disco? Kevin has designs on Miranda and various schemes for keeping vampires at bay, but he is in for a shock!

Game Boy

Game Boy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2006

JP can't wait to play his new computer game. But the adventure on this game is for real! It'll take all his gaming skills to get to the end of the level - Fun adventure.

Fox Friend

Fox Friend

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2006

From the multi award-winning and bestselling author, a beautifully re-packaged, 4u2read version, of this moving story of a girl and an injured fox cub. Clare has lived her whole life on a farm, but she's never seen a fox - until she finds a tiny, injured cub who's lost his mum. Clare cares for him herself, but has to keep him hidden from her father who thinks foxes are vermin - pests that should be shot. Can she keep the cub safe? Beautifully crafted story from the former Children's Laureate and best-selling author.

Grow Up, Dad!

Grow Up, Dad!

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2005

Robbie wishes his dad was 11 years old, just like him, but he never imagines his wish will come true! A fast paced comedy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Ghost for Sale

Ghost for Sale

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2005

A wardrobe causes all manner of mayhem in this great fun ghost story! When Mr and Mrs Rundle buy a haunted wardrobe to attract more customers to their inn, there are some unexpected results. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Starship Rescue

Starship Rescue

Author: Theresa Breslin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2005

Marc and Sasha must get a message of help back to planet earth. This is a taut sci-fi adventure. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Dead Cool

Dead Cool

Author: Peter Clover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2005

When Sammy's parent buy him a parrot in an antique cage, he gets more than he ever expected! This is a swashbuckling adventure story. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Bungee Hero

Bungee Hero

Author: Julie Bertagna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2004

Adam would love to do something special but he feels so ordinary compared to his brother and sister. Then a meeting with Mr Mofat in a local nursing home inspires him and he discovers he can become a hero too.

The Pitt Street Pirates

The Pitt Street Pirates

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

Hare-brained schemes and clever wisecracks abound in this fun comedy. A 'pirate' crew set sail across their local park pond in a homemade boat - there's treasure to be found! But will the gang of modern-day scallywags be able to outwit the rich golf club kids and win the prize? Laugh-out-loud romp from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

CinderAlf

CinderAlf

Author: Lynne Markham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

A poignant and captivating story, narrated by a grandfather to his grandson. He travels back in time to his 1930's childhood to tell the tale of how, as a lonely 11-year-old, he was determined to change his life for the better.

Don't Go in the Cellar

Don't Go in the Cellar

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2004

A crazy comedy from the bestselling author Jeremy Strong What a silly thing to write! 'Don't Go in the Cellar' It's just makes people WANT to go in the Cellar. People like Zack and Laura. Now, if only they could find it.

Get That Ghost to Go!

Get That Ghost to Go!

Author: Catherine MacPhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2004

Mad Iris

Mad Iris

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2004

Ross and Katie attempt to hide an escaped ostrich in the school toilets. A hilarious adventure! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Who's a Big Bully Then?

Who's a Big Bully Then?

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Class bully Darren is challenged to a face-off with Olly the bull. Darren has no idea that Olly's a gentle giant. And the boy who set the challenge has no idea it's not Olly in the field! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

The Green Men of Gressingham

The Green Men of Gressingham

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

The Green Men of Gressingham are medieval outlaws. When a new tax is introduced, they turn to kidnapping! A hilarious play on Robin Hood. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Living with Vampires

Living with Vampires

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2003

It's never easy when your parents are vampires. Can you imagine being at a parent-teacher evening with them, or a Christmas Disco? Kevin has designs on Miranda and various schemes for keeping vampires at bay, but he is in for a shock!

Hostage

Hostage

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2002

Snatched off the street, Angela is alone and terrified. She knows she's been kidnapped but will her dad pay the ransom? Or can she be brave enough to escape? A new edition of a thrilling top selling tale from a top author. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

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