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Books for In Betweens

The stories at the beginning of this section all have full colour illustrations to help the young reader visualise the action and characters. They are split into chapters, so the young reader isn't daunted by pages of unbroken text.  Some of these books are out of print but you can get them from your local library or often buy them secondhand on Amazon. Please just click on the cover illustration.

Next come books with fewer illustrations, usually in black and white.  The reader must rely on the words to create pictures and tell the story.  Several of the books comprise several short stories, others are broken into chapters to make them more digestible.

At the end of this section you'll find longer stories, short novels, mostly without illustrations.  Children lucky enough to have been read to a lot, often aspire to read these 'meatier' tales.   If they don't, don't worry, keep reading to them! Some children acquire the taste and stamina for reading novels only when they are in secondary school, and these titles will still be suitable.

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The Jessame Stories

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The Jessame StoriesSix stories of  approximately 2,500 words each, illustrated by Duncan Smith. Jessame lives in Bethnal Green with her mum, baby brother, Grandma and Grandpa Williams and Jacko the parrot. She's a lively, imaginative little girl who has lots of adventures. When Aunt Gbee from Africa comes to stay she brings more surprises. 

Andersen Press ISBN 1 84270 454 0

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:05 )
 

Georgie and the Computer Bugs

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(2,500 words, pictures by Damon Burnard and speech bubbles) 
The dragon and his children catch a deadly computer virus. They call on Georgie, the computer ace, to help them. Will she answer their plea. Can she defeat Super Bug, the chief of the computer bugs? 

Collins 
ISBN 0 00 675005 2 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:32 )
 

Georgie and the Planet Raider

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(2,500 words, more pictures by Damon Burnard and speech bubbles) 
The Tank, Georgie's annoying little sister is sucked into the computer this time. The deadly Planet Raider has captured her for his galactic zoo. Can Georgie find the planet Pollutio? Can she defeat the Planet Raider and rescue her little sister? 

Collins ISBN 0 00 674495 8 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:31 )
 

Georgie and the Dragon

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Georgie and the Dragon(2,500 words, lots of pictures by Damon Burnard and speech bubbles) 
Georgie is a genius at computer games. But when she's sucked into her computer a dragon is waiting for her. Can she defeat the dragon? Can she escape from her computer? Read and find out!

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Collins ISBN 0 00 674137 1 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:04 )
 

Gertie and the Bloop

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2,500 words, lots of coloured pictures by Julie Anderson and speech bubbles.) 

Gertie Goodchild lives up to her name. She's kind and helpful. She's polite and hard-working. But no-one notices how good she is - that's the trouble. Then the Bloop, a shape-changing monster, changes Gertie's life! 

Collins  ISBN 0 00 674683 7 

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Hannah B said,"...my favourite story, because it's funny and you could read it over and over again."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:52 )
 

Nancy Pocket and The Kidnappers

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(3,000 words, lots of coloured pictures by Jean Baylis) 
When Mum brings home triplets from the hospital Nancy doesn't know what to think. Suddenly the house is full of terrible noises and horrible smells. When the triplets are kidnapped Nancy thinks 'Great!' - but then she misses then and turns detective to try and find them.  Heineman 
ISBN 0 434 97678 4

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:50 )
 

Little Mouse Grandma

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(4 stories of 1,500 words each with pictures by Alex de Wolf) 

Little Mouse Grandma was selected by the Book Trust as one of the 100 best books of 1998. They said:

"Matthew's Grandma is no ordinary Grandma. When his parents go out she turns into a mouse and together they have many adventures. The arrival of Ginger Biscuit, the mouse-loving kitten, proves a problem until kitten and mouse strike a deal. Humorous line sketches complement this imaginative, beautifully written tale." 

Mammoth 
ISBN 0 7497 2822 1 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:36 )
 
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