Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Author: Rob Reid

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442274425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.
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Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13

A Doctor Who Story

Author: David Solomons

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405937602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Written by best-selling children's author David Solomons! A sinister school where graduation means death . . . A monstrous mystery lurking below a quiet London street . . . A desperate plea for help delivered by . . . hang on. A potted plant? The Doctor has been summoned. The galaxy is in terrible danger, and only a Time Lord can save it. But to do so, she must break in to an ancient vault on a remote and frozen world - from which nobody has ever returned alive . . . Can the Doctor and her friends Yaz, Ryan and Graham uncover the shocking secret in Vault 13? A thrilling, hilarious and scary adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, as portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. Perfect for younger readers, this will be a must-have for fans, and an ideal introduction to Doctor Who and the brilliant new series airing in autumn 2018.
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The Secret in Vault 13

Author: David Solomons

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405937610

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Page: 250

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Written by best-selling children's author David Solomons! The Doctor has never faced a challenge quite like this . . . In the coldest spot in the universe is the Galactic Seed Vault. For generations it has existed to store and preserve examples of plant seeds from across the galaxy. And at its heart lies a secret. Vault 13. Unopened for millions of years, no one is sure what it contains. There are rumours of a great treasure, and a terrible weapon. Now the Doctor and her companions are in a race with an ancient order known as the Gardeners of Tellus to unlock the vault. Whoever gains access first will discover the horrifying secret of the Genesis Seed. Perfect for younger readers, this will be a must-have for fans, and a perfect introduction to Doctor Who, and the brilliant new series airing in autumn 2018.
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Not Another Happy Ending

Author: David Solomons

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781743567876

Category: Humorous stories

Page: 376

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When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he is in love with her.
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