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Story Seekers Series 1

Make literacy cool with Story Seekers, a compelling series designed to lift reluctant readers’ and ELL students literacy skills. Written at approximately a 7-year-old reading level, aiming at 10 to 12 years, each high-interest story is divided into short chapters to make the content manageable and achievable. Providing opportunities for new vocabulary and grammatical patterns to be repeated and reinforced, each chapter has a corresponding language task. The series includes an activity book to extend students’ literacy skills in a range of areas while catering to diverse learning styles. Single books: $9.95, 12 or more books: $8.95 each, Classroom set (3 or more of each title in the series): $7.95 per book.

Ages: 10-12 years

About the Authors

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After a career in education, in 2005 Adrienne Frater took the plunge to become a full-time writer. For the first few years she also lectured on a tertiary diploma of creative writing. She writes for adults and children and her stories have been published or broadcast both within New Zealand and overseas. She has been fortunate in receiving a number of awards including twice being a prize winner in the Commonwealth Short Story competition and chosen to represent New Zealand in the David K Wong (Pen International) Competition. She has written many books in the educational fiction genre.

Adrienne lived in Nelson, New Zealand and was blessed with an over-riding curiosity and sense of fun which endowed her work with humour and energy. Very sadly, Adrienne passed away in February 2020.

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Marie Langley’s experience in education includes 19 years teaching in secondary and area (Years 1 to 13) schools, 10 years as head of an English department, and seven years as a deputy principal. Her published works include a thesis for a Master of Teaching and Learning degree, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, a junior novel and numerous educational resource texts. She currently lives and works in Golden Bay in the top north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at www.outofthebox.net.nz.

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