Exclusive to RM Books, be the first to get the new range of Shades books specifically designed for reluctant readers. With shorter, fast-paced stories, all the books in the series have been designed to engage older readers who may find longer books too daunting. All the books have an interest age of 12 + years and a reading age of 9-10 years.
The Shades 2.0 series offers fast-paced, shorter stories (just 64 pages each) for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. There is a large selection of books within this series, including titles such as ‘Shouting at the Stars’, ‘The Scream’, ‘Life of the Party’ and many more. Below is a short extract from one of the titles:
Space Explorers –
Sammi and Zak are thrilled when their friend Chad takes them on a trip to explore a new planet. Unfamiliar with their surroundings, they are stranded and become the victims of some deadly spear plants. Their only hope is to befriend the equally unknown mysterious horned creatures who inhabit the planet. But are they willing to take this risk?
The Shades Shorts 2.0 series features four themed short stories each by different Shades authors. These books are perfect for readers with less stamina (just 64 pages each) or those simply looking for a quick read- these are Funny Stories, Crime Stories, Ghost Stories and Sci-Fi Stories.
The Sharp Shades 2.0 series offers the same type of fast-paced short stories (just 64 pages each) found in the Shades 2.0 series. The Sharp Shades stories include simpler language, a larger font and are illustrated throughout. They are perfect for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. There is a large selection of books within this series, including titles such as ‘Sea Fever’, ‘Blitz’, ‘Doing the Double’ and many more. Below is a short extract from one of the titles:
A Murder of Crows –
Only child Ben moves to the country with his mum and befriends a crow for company. However, when a local boy sees this and jeers at him mercilessly, Ben very soon becomes a laughing stock. The bullies want him to hurt the thing he loves the most. But none of them have reckoned on the power of Crow Law!
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