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Download 4 free sample electronic texts.
Interest age 10 - 14 yrs.
Reading age 7 - 8 years.
BMX and Mountain Biking
Spies and Gadgets
The Headless Ghost
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How Science Works
Complete coverage of all the practical and enquiry skills at Key Stage 3 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

This series uses extreme sports, fast cars and popular culture as themes to encourage reluctant and less able students in reading. Vividly illustrated throughout with photos and interactive activities.

The Extraordinary Files
Interest age 10-14+, reading age 7-8. A popular series of ‘edgy’ fiction stories to motivate struggling or reluctant readers. Published in association with Nasen (The National Association for Special Educational Needs).

Kids & Co
Interest age 5-7, reading age 7-8. Written from a child’s point of view, these full-colour readers focus on a group of kids and their families, all living in the same town.

Interest age 10-14+, reading age 6-7. Gripping storylines told in few words, this series is set in the near future and includes atmospheric black and white illustrations.

Achieve – The Tricky Bits
Focuses on the questions that children get repeatedly wrong. An ideal preparation tool to use in Year 6 booster programmes for English, Maths and Science.

Achieve Interactive Practice Science
Interactive, self-marking tests for every Science topic at Level 4 and Level 5. Includes 300 practice questions, printable key facts sheets and guidance for pupils.

Euro Stars Primary French
Designed for the non French speaking teacher to teach French in short, manageable sessions. Includes animations, photos, stories and songs, plus audio by native French speakers.

Cracking Comprehension
A step-by-step resource to teach reading comprehension skills – incorporates fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Brain Academy Maths Interactive
Designed for the more able this contains 30 stimulating maths challenges - audio and animation bring the material to life.

Brain Academy Science Interactive
The investigations use challenges, animation and audio to inspire and motivate young minds – ideal for gifted and talented.

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