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Story Seekers Series 1

Make literacy cool with Story Seekers, a compelling series that is designed to lift reluctant readers’ literacy skills through high-interest texts and are also useful for ELL students. Written at an approximately 7-year-old reading level and aimed at 10 to 12 years, the stories are divided into short chapters ensuring content is 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

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 lives in Nelson, New Zealand and is blessed with an over-riding curiosity and sense of fun which endows her work with humour and energy.

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. When she’s not writing at home, you may find Marie helping to run the family’s cycle shop in the main street of Takaka.

Frances Adlam is a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist. Frances has worked in all areas of the educational system— as a teacher, lecturer, writer of resources, adviser and counsellor. Frances currently has her own private practice—Out of the Box—working as an educationalist and therapist with highly unique and creative children. She is a passionate advocate for adapting learning to suit children of all different intelligences. Frances has written several resources in the arts under her former name of Frances Reed. To find out more about Frances, visit her website www.outofthebox.net.nz.

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