Roll up, roll up! Boys and girls… take your seats… come and see what the Big Top of Horrors has in store…

This April we publish a new horror series specifically for struggling and reluctant readers of secondary school age. The six titles have been written by accomplished and well-respected authors, who, under the guidance of children’s literacy consultant, Dee Reid, have ensured that the vocabulary and sentence structure are accessible for very low level readers — without compromising the exciting plot lines and complex characters that classically appeal to teenagers.

With an interest age of 12+ and a word count of 400–600, these gruesome quick reads are perfect to inject fresh, new titles into your resources for struggling teenage readers. Each 32-page title has eye-catching illustrations by talented illustrators Abby Ryder and Szabolcs Pal, helping to keep the attention of the reader.

Here’s a sneaky peek at the titles and authors!

The Box by Alex Woolf
The Prize by Ann Evans
The Top Hat by Danny Pearson
The Clown by Roy Apps
The Tank by Tim Collins
The Wheel by Tim Collins

The series is filled with evil clowns, mad magicians and a Ringmaster who may or may not be there to help. Do your students dare to enter the Big Top of Horrors?

Come back next Monday when we will reveal the first cover and blurb!