Story Seekers Series 2

Story Seekers Series 2 is written specifically for students aged 8 to 11 years who have a reading age of 7 to 7.5 years. It features high-interest fiction storylines and non-fiction topics to maintain engagement while improving literacy outcomes. With well-considered text, high quality images and associated literacy activities, the readers can be used in a guided reading setting, as independent readers, or ESOL support resources.

Each Series 2 title has an accompanying teacher book, reducing preparation time. The teacher books include:

  • a short phonics lesson plan based on a programme-wide scope and sequence
  • a range of comprehension questions that encourage higher order thinking and rich discussion about the text
  • vocabulary questions that prompt discussions to clarify less familiary words, reinforce parts of speech and make morphological links
  • questions that test students' phonological knowledge in context
  • answers to independent activities

An activity book to extend students’ comprehension, vocabulary and decoding skills while catering to diverse learning styles, is also available.

Single books: $13.50
Title Set (6 student copies and 1 teacher copy of the same title): $87.50
Series Pack (6 student copies and 1 teacher copy of each of the 14 titles plus the Series 2 Activity Book): $1,127.00

Ages: 8-11 years

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About the Authors

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Frances Adlam

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

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Philippa Werry

Philippa lives in Wellington and writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays for children and young adults. Her books have been shortlisted for a number of awards and prizes. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies and has been broadcast on radio. She maintains several writing blogs and is a frequent speaker at schools with the Writers in Schools programme. For further info, see
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Marie Langley

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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Bronwen Wall

Bronwen writes and edits full time from her home among the trees in hilly Wellington, New Zealand. She has written for the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Ready to Read, Junior Journal, School Journal and Connected series. Her non-fiction children’s book Explore! Aotearoa, about incredible New Zealand explorers, won a Storylines Notable Book Award and was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults in 2018. And when Bronwen isn’t writing, she is often out exploring herself, looking for more information for her next piece of writing.

Helen McEwen

Helen had forgotten about her childhood love of writing until, on a whim, she decided to enter a short story in a radio competition. Since then, she has written everything from lesson plans to lecture notes, marketing spiels to project proposals, website guides to literacy resources. She loves hearing about kids who have come to enjoy reading and writing as much as she does.
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Paul Mason

Inspired by his own family and from his time as a primary school teacher, Paul likes to write stories that get young readers turning pages. Paul has an extensive body of published work crossing a range of genres, including the novels The International Yeti Collective and Shadowspring. He lives on an island in Aotearoa New Zealand, and can be found with a little book and a fountain pen in his hands, catching ideas before they disappear.