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Longman Readers Essential Reading for SBA

Longman readers for SBA

Penguin Readers

New Longman Literature

Info Trail

Four Corners

HiLo Pelican

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Australia

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Themes: action adventure animals arts biography business crime / detective culture earth / life / living / nature escapism family geography history horror humour mystery politics romance school life / friendship / growing up/ teenage issues short stories science social sciences sports travel Non-fiction genre / text type: action / reaction argument / persuasion biography classics texts comics diaries explanation instruction / procedure information plays recount reference report Support / product information: companion web site worksheets Other special features: photography from DK books with guided notes movie titles available includes award winning titles

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New Longman Literature • Children’s fiction written by award-winning authors • Ideal for whole class work for pupils of different attainments • Accompanied by free online teacher and pupil support including: – support for planning for whole class, group and guided work – models for reading and writing based on the texts – worksheets for class work and homework

Roald Dahl

Catherine Forde A Roald Dahl Selection

Fat Boy Swim

Nine intriguing and astonishing stories by one of the most outstanding storytellers of our time. Stories include: Man from the South, Lamb to the Slaughter, The Landlady, The champion of the World, Galloping Foxley, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat, The Ratcatcher and The Hitchhiker. Notes and questions are provided at the beginning of each story to help guide the student's reading skills. A programme of study provides practice in the skills. Other new features include an introduction, ideas for further reading and a comprehensive glossary.

Hardback

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192pp

Eva Ibbotson

Point Blanc

Maia no longer needs to stay at school in the holidays. In fact she no longer needs to go to school in London at all. Her only living relatives have been tracked down to the middle of the Amazon. Alligators ‘that snap your head off in one bite’ won’t stop Maia. It isn’t long before she is caught up in extraordinary adventures on the shores of the River Sea … Smarties Book Prize Gold Award Winner Themes Friendship, adventure and different cultures. Teaching points Many excellent passages which are good as models for your pupils’ writing.

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328pp

Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider has two aims in life – avoiding detention at school and avoiding detection as an undercover operative for MI6 by the world’s most ruthless criminals. When powerful parents of pupils at Point Blanc Academy start dying in suspicious circumstances, the teenage superspy is sent to investigate … Askews Children’s Book Award Winner 2002

Fat, bullied and the worst player ever to lumber onto a football pitch, it’s no wonder that teenage Jimmy Kelly lacks confidence. However, Jimmy is an amazing cook and has a mysterious dream that he is destined to become a swimmer. With the unlikely help of tough sports coach GI Joe, Jimmy decides to explore his hidden depths and discovers a surprising secret about his past along the way. Themes Social issues such as bullying, self-image and confidence make Fat Boy Swim suitable for crosscurricular use.

Themes Violence for political goals, more dilemmas and the misuse of science.

Teaching points Scottish setting and the use of Scottish dialect expressions make it ideal for exploring dialect and cultural diversity.

Teaching points Vivid descriptions, convincing dialogue and cinematic sequences offer opportunities for modelling and storyboarding. An excellent model for introducing irony and parody.

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208pp

Anthony Horowitz Journey to the River Sea

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Anthony Horowitz

227pp

David Klass

Stormbreaker They told fourteen-yearold Alex Rider his uncle died in a car accident, but bullet holes in the windscreen tell a different story. Alex’s search for answers soon drags him into the deadly world of MI6. His first mission is to investigate a multimillionaire’s plan to give Stormbreaker computers to every school in Britain; a gift which is far more sinister than it first appears … Themes Moral dilemmas, the nature of heroism and individual vs society.

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Children’s Book Award Shortlist 2001

You Don't Know Me John is fourteen years old, alienated and angry. His mother’s boyfriend is using him as a punchbag and his teachers don’t understand him at all. Feeling completely alone, John retreats into his imagination. Only through John’s humorous take on life and his escapist fantasies can you begin to know him … Themes Growing up, family and relationships are presented with deft humour and insight.

Teaching points Exciting action sequences, convincing dialogue and cinematic imagery make Stormbreaker ideal for modelling and storyboarding. Allows for exploration of the thriller genre and comparison work with Fleming’s James Bond.

Teaching points An excellent model for exploring the use of rhetorical devices in a text.

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189pp

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274pp

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Alan Gibbons

Sonya Hartnett Shadow of the Minotaur

Thursday’s Child Harper Flute records her family’s struggle for life as the great depression grips Australia. She watches helplessly as her father descends into alcoholism. Then her younger brother Tin, who ‘was born on a Thursday and so fated to his wanderings’ escapes into a secret maze of tunnels he digs compulsively … Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner

Phoenix is a death-defying hero of the Greek myths, battling Medusa and the invincible Minotaur … but only when he’s not being bullied at school. Phoenix leads two lives – ‘real life’ and his adventures inside the virtual reality game The Legendeer. But The Legendeer is more than a game and soon captures Phoenix in its deadly maze. Blue Peter Book Award Winner

Carl Hiaasen

Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Themes Families, generations, love and other cultures.

Themes Bullying, loneliness and the nature of heroism.

Hoot

Roy’s parents move around a lot so he’s used to the new-kid routine. But his new home in Florida is the worst yet. Bullied at school and feeling out of place, life is not looking promising. Then Roy spots the running boy. Sensing an adventure, Roy sets out on his trail and before he knows it he’s mixed up in the adventure of a lifetime. Themes Bullying, environmentalism, and capitalism vs. the environment themes offer rich potential for crosscurricular work.

Teaching points Exciting exploration of the Greek myths link to work on myths and legends. Vivid themes can lead to engaging oral and written work.

Teaching points An excellent model for exploring metaphor and symbolism with lyrical descriptive passages that offer fantastic models for pupils’ own writing. This different culture text offers cross-curricular links to History and Geography.

Teaching points Provides numerous opportunities for storyboarding, media work and creative writing.

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276pp

William Nicholson

Smarties Book Prize Gold Award Winner

Themes Individual vs society, family, friendships and war. Teaching points An excellent model for introducing irony and symbolism.

Anne Fine

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272pp

Unexpectedly, Simon Martin’s class is given the task of looking after pretend babies made out of sacks of flour. After his initial lack of enthusiasm, Simon begins to learn more than he could ever have imagined.

Themes Friendship, home and school life are central to this novel which has strong links to citizenship. Teaching points Provides numerous opportunities for creative writing, drama activities and shared and guided reading.

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208pp

Catherine MacPhail

The Tulip Touch

Chinese Cinderella

Tribes

Nobody wants to be around Tulip but her outlandish behaviour doesn’t matter to Natalie. At first she finds Tulip exciting and she doesn’t care that other people are upset by her pranks. But then Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Winner

When Adeline Yen Mah’s mother dies giving birth to her, the family rejects Adeline. In this vivid autobiography, the author describes her life, struggles and how she comes to be accepted by her family at the time of the Cultural Revolution in China.

Kevin thinks gangs are stupid. But he wins the gratitude of the Tribe when he saves one of them in a fight with a rival gang. His obsession with the Tribe begins and he is soon under the spell of the gang leader, Salom.

Teaching points Many excellent passages which are good models for pupils’ writing.

Hardback

Themes Mystery, different cultures, friendship and issues of an individual vs society.

Adeline Yen Mah

Themes Family and friendship raise PSHE issues such as reasons and the effects of bullying and peer pressure.

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Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Shortlist

Hardback

280pp

Flour Babies

17th Century England is not a hospitable place for witches – as Mary finds out when her grandmother is hanged. In fear of her life, Mary flees to America with the help of a mysterious noble woman. But the Puritans she travels with are equally superstitious and it isn’t long before Mary is under suspicion herself …

Teaching points An excellent model for personal, descriptive and analytical writing. An intriguing mix of genres (historical fiction, an adventure story and a tale of the occult). 366pp

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Anne Fine Witch Child

Kestrel hates exams and all they stand for. But to say this in Aramanth, where exams are everything, is not wise. When she does her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. Desperate to save them, Kestrel begins an adventure to discover the secret of the wind singer and the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth …

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208pp

Celia Rees

The Wind Singer

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244pp

Themes Different cultures, families/generations, friendship, school life and the individual vs society. Teaching points Excellent for multicultural work, as it is set against a background of life in Japanese-occupied China. Ideal for exploring narrative structure as it is told simply as a series of snapshots. Comparative work opportunities as it includes the original story of Cinderella that originated in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–908). Hardback

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208pp

Sheffield Award Winner

Themes Identity, friendship, individual vs society and peer pressure. Teaching points Fast-paced narrative makes it ideal for studying structure.

Hardback

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192pp

Neil Arksey

Selected and arranged by Roy Blatchford

Hans Magnus Enzensberger MacB

Football – it’s a matter of life and death. Banksie and MacB practised endlessly to get into the school football team under captain Duncan King. When a fairground fortune-teller predicts that they will both be captain, their lives change dramatically. Then Duncan has a terrible accident – and Banksie can’t help wondering if MacB was involved … Themes Friendship, school life, mystery and imagination and individual vs society. Teaching points Excellent way into Shakespeare’s Macbeth – opportunities to compare scenes on the football field with the battle scenes in Macbeth and compare the genres of drama and prose. Gripping story line and thrilling writing style provide plenty of opportunities for shared and guided reading.

Where Were You, Robert? There’s something strange about Robert’s eyes: they seem to remember everything … whilst watching a film from 1950s Russia Robert finds himself mysteriously transported to Russia. Gazing at picture then sends him to 1940s Australia. Robert’s journey takes him further back in time but can he ever return to now? Themes Identity, mystery and imagination, friendship, individual vs society. Teaching points Excellent for exploring cross-curricular links with history and geography.

Hardback

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Melvin Burgess

328pp

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Different Cultures A rich and engaging collection of short stories from around the world covering a wide range of themes, including childhood, prejudice, conflict, identity and human values. The carefully selected stories allow pupils to explore literature from different traditions, analysing the cultural values presented, as well as investigating narrative techniques and words, sentence and text level features. Stories include: To Build a Fire by Jack London; A Gentleman's Agreement by Elizabeth Jolley; Once Upon a Time by Nadine Gordimer; Coffee for the Road by Alex la Guma.

Hardback

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120pp

Kevin Brooks

NEW Martyn Pig

Martyn is resigned to have a lousy Christmas: his mum’s gone, his best friend Alex is going out with an idiot, and he hates his dad. What he didn’t foresee is the nasty accident that leaves him with a real problem on his hands. Before he knows it, Martyn finds himself on a rollercoaster of deceit, mystery and betrayal. Martyn loves detective stories, but he never meant to end up starring in one himself.

Lancashire County Library Children’s Book of The Year Shortlist

Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Branford Boase Award Winner

Themes Death, growing up, responsibility, bullying, loyalty and relationships.

208pp

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Kite Hardback

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Millions

Daily brutality is a way of life for Taylor Mase who lives on a country estate with his father, Tom, the gamekeeper. Reg Harris, the land owner, requires Tom to kill vermin or animals of prey to keep the pheasant population large enough for the hunting season. While hunting one day, nature-loving Taylor finds a rare egg of the Red Kite. Together with his friend, Alan, he cares for his new prize, waiting eagerly for it to hatch. Soon the bird is born and before long ready to fly off on its own. But as cruel Harris discovers the rare bird’s existence its fate, and Harris’s, are suddenly in question ...

‘It’s true that you can’t buy love or happiness with money, but it is interesting to see what you can buy.’ When a bag stuffed full of ten pound notes comes hurtling out of the sky and lands at Damian’s feet, he doesn’t realise at first how hard it will be to spend it all. And he has to spend it quickly because in seventeen days time the Euro will be introduced and it will be worthless. Damian wants to use the money to do good deeds, but his brother Anthony, with his eye for an investment, has other ideas.

Themes Animal rights, responsibility and family.

Themes Bereavement, family, growing up, self discovery, responsibility, relationships, social conscience and money and its power to corrupt!

Teaching points Vivid, unsentimental prose raises ethical discussions about animal rights – a topic young people generally engage strongly with. The manageable length and division into short chapters makes this book ideal for studying in class.

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Guided notes in the book

175pp

Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Shortlist

A Major Film

Teaching points Many opportunities for studying framework objectives relating to humour, dialogue, characterisation and openings.

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204pp

Supporting worksheets available

Teaching points Ideal for class reading in mixed-ability classes. An excellent springboard into explorations of narrative composition, the conventions of mystery and suspense novels, and an introduction to black comedy

Hardback

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256pp

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Readers choices for SBA Four Corners Cross-curricular, visually stunning books that motivate readers • Co-developed with • Cross-curricular coverage including Science, History, Geography, Mathematics, Social Sciences and the Arts • Seven different text types: report, explanation, biography, procedure, persuasive, recount, reference • Worksheets provided • Free resources at www.4corners.net.au

Stimulating images inspire readers

Eye-catching and accessible features encourage reading

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HiLo Pelican Ideal for reluctant readers • High-interest, low-readability books for reluctant and struggling readers • Fiction titles featuring action, escapism, humour and mystery • Non-fiction titles covering popular subjects

Info Trail Perfect NON-FICTION materials for English learning • lncludes a wide range of genres: recount, instruction / procedures, arrangement / persuasions and explanations • Covering History, Geography and Science themes • Photocopiable worksheets

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Penguin Readers • Unbeatable range of titles (more than 400): Categories: plays, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, short stories Styles: classics, movie titles, modern works, business Genres: adventure, animal stories, crime and mystery, cultural and social issues, horror, romance, historical novels, science fiction • Support Materials: The widest range of practical materials, including: teacher’s guides, fact sheets, tests, dossiers and placement tests • Tried and trusted grading • Good adaptation of original titles • Audio recordings (sold separately)

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Penguin Readers support materials www.penguinreaders.com Free resources include: • Factsheets with teacher’s notes and suggestions for student activities. • Teacher’s Guides – Using Graded Readers, Using Films and TV, Listening Skills, Using Bestsellers, Tests. • Lesson plans and extra activities in the Special Features Area. • www.penguindossiers.com – hot issues for students to discuss.

Other photocopiable resource books Penguin Readers Games and Activities

Penguin Readers Instant Lessons

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Readers recommended by HKEAA for the SBA • Ideal for individual reading • Also available in audio packs • Support available in the Longman SBA Pack

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Alternative editions for SBA recommended titles Print fiction

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New Longman Literature Chinese Cinderella ***

Penguin Readers Level 3 Martin Luther King *

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