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1º ESO

DOCTOR DOLITTLE
HUGH LOFTING
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy 
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Dr John Dolittle loves animals and they love him, too. In fact, he prefers animals to his human patients! One day, Dr Dolittle receives a knock on his head and soon discovers that he can speak to animals in their own language. This leads to a change in career for the doctor, who then finds himself, and his beloved monkey Chee-Chee, on a mission to war-torn Africa.

MORE GHOST TALES
RETOLD BY JULIE HART
Genre: Horror / Suspense/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Three haunting tales from the world of spirits and spooks. Though the stories are very different, they all share a common theme – mysterious visits from unhappy ghosts. Why can’t the ghosts rest in peace? It seems they’ve got unfinished business in the world of the living. These intriguing stories will fascinate you … but watch out … they’re very scary!

ALL ABOUT BRITAIN
JULIE HART
Genre: Non-fiction/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Read All About Britain and learn about the country’s intriguing history and diverse culture. Find out about the royal family, popular landmarks, mysterious legends and famous haunts. You will discover the reasons behind some of the unusual British traditions, and learn some strange and interesting facts about the present and past. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

SANOUK AND THE ELEPHANT
MAUREEN REYNOLDS
Genre: Adventure/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 200-400 Headwords

In accordance with Thai custom, Sanouk receives a baby elephant when he is born. When Sanouk is twelve, he and the elephant, Koo, begin learning how to work together as a team. Sanouk and Koo become inseparable, but a frightening adventure threatens to separate them. Will Sanouk and Koo manage to get out of danger?

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
KENNETH GRAHAME
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 200-400 Headwords

This is the classic story of four good friends – Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad. Together they have many adventures in the Wild Wood. Toad’s obsessive behaviour worries his friends and finally brings him to prison. Can his friends help him out of this chaos?

THE BORROWERS
MARY NORTON
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Thirteen-year-old Arietty Clock is only 20 cm tall. She and her family live under the floor of a house, where they borrow things from the humans who live above them. That’s why they’re called «Borrowers». Arietty is lonely, until one day she ventures into the garden and meets a human boy. The two become friends and that is when the trouble begins.

TALES FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY
RETOLD BY PHILLIPA TRACY
Genre: Legend
Level: Medium
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Persephone is pulled into a big, black hole in the earth. What is her destiny? Orpheus travels to the underworld to rescue his beloved Eurydice. But how will he convince Hades, god of the dead, to free her? Narcissus is very attractive and he knows it. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, decides to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget. Find out more in this enchanting collection of Greek myths.

AGATHON: A GREEK SLAVE IN POMPEII
KATHERINE DANIELS
Genre: Fiction
Level: Medium
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Agathon, a 14-year-old boy who lives in ancient Greece, is captured by pirates and sold into slavery. He becomes tutor to Octavio, the son of his new Roman master. Agathon misses his family and longs to go home. Then, Mount Vesuvius erupts – the perfect oppotunity for him to escape. But how can he leave Octavio in all the chaos? Will Agathon give up his ticket to freedom?

TARZAN OF THE APES
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Difficult
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Tarzan is orphaned as a baby in the African jungle and adopted by an ape called Kala, who teaches him how to survive. But one day, he sees his reflection and realises he’s different from the apes. Time passes and Tarzan meets, and falls in love with, beautiful Jane Porter. He tries to live in her world, but the jungle remains close to his heart. Which path will Tarzan choose?

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
WASHINGTON IRVING
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Easy
Words: 200-400 Headwords

Sleepy Hollow is a quiet, peaceful place near the Hudson River in the USA, but it is alive with stories about ghosts and witches. One night, the teacher in Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, has a terrifying adventure with Sleepy Hollow’s most famous ghost, the Headless Horseman – with unexpected results. Everyone will enjoy this exciting story.

2º ESO

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
SHEILA BURNFORD
Genre: Classic Adventure/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 400-600 Headwords

The Incredible Journey is about the friendship and loyalty of three animals as they travel far and wide to find their owners. Luath, the young Golden Retriever, the old Bulldog called Bodger, and Tao, a very special Siamese cat, are a lovable trio. But how can these three gentle house pets survive the dangers of the Canadian wilderness?

A GHOST COLLECTION
ANNE STANMORE
Genre: Horror / Suspense/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Who are the young boy and girl that appear in Miss Dodson’s house and what are they looking for? Why do the boys at Harry’s boarding school think he’s crazy and why does a mysterious priest come to visit him? Who is the girl who haunts Sarah’s new house and want to take control of her? Find the answers to these questions in this ghostly collection

ALL ABOUT THE USA
EMILY WINSTON
Genre: Non-Fiction/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 400-600 Headwords

All About the USA tells us about the country’s history and culture. Find out about the pilgrims who first came to this land and the interesting places and people that are part of this nation. Travel to the vast Grand Canyon and then head to the spectacular Niagara Falls. You will also discover the reasons behind special holidays and read about interesting legends and myths. Read All About the USA and experience the best of the USA.

THE MYSTERIOUS CIRCLES
NICHOLAS NEIGER
Genre: Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Nick and his brother, Danny, live in Cornridge, a quiet little village in England. Danny’s classmates think he’s crazy because he believes in aliens. This makes Danny very unhappy. Nick and his friend, Jo, decide to help Danny. One evening, they think of a clever plan to prove that aliens really do exist. Will their plan succeed?

POCAHONTAS
IRENE KAY
Genre: Biography/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Based on historical fact, this is the true story of Pocahontas, the daughter of an Algonquin chief. When the first English colonists arrive in Virginia in the 17th century, Pocahontas befriends them. But when the colonists start building on Algonquin land, the conflict begins. Pocahontas is taken prisoner by the colonists. Then, she meets and falls in love with John Rolfe, a white man. Can love survive between a native American girl and a white colonist despite the differences between them?

TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA
WASHINGTON IRVING
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Medium
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Travel back in time to the Alhambra, a place of magic and mystery. Peregil, a water carrier, discovers an ancient spell to recover hidden treasure, but he isn’t the only one looking for it. Don Vincent, a poor student, finds a magic ring that leads him to the treasure of the Alhambra. Ibrahim, an Arabian astrologer, helps King Aben Habuz conquer his enemies, but the king must pay the price. Washington Irving will captivate you with this collection of popular tales.

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
OSCAR WILDE
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Medium
Words: 400-600 Headwords

The Otises are a practical American family. They don’t believe in ghosts … until they move to Canterville Chase, an old English country estate inhabited by the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville. The family is amused by Sir Simon’s failed attempts to frighten them away. Only young Virginia feels sorry for the ghost and agrees to help him find peace – but at what price?

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
JULES VERNE
Genre: Classic Adventure
Level: Difficult
Words: 400-600 Headwords

One day Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, decipher a mysterious message. It is the beginning of an action-packed adventure which takes them to the centre of the Earth. They go through many dangers, including volcanoes and sea monsters, on their way to their destination.

JENNY ABEL AND THE SNISSTER MYSTERY
LAURENCE MICHAELS
Genre: Adventure
Level: Easy
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Evil Dr Snisster wants to control the world, so he creates a magic computer program. Twelve-year-old Jenny Abel, a computer genius, gets it by mistake in an e-mail and is sucked into the Internet. Will she become Dr Snisster’s victim? Or will she be able to stop the magic program in time and put an end to his evil plan?

KING ARTHUR
RETOLD BY KATE O’BRIEN
Genre: Legend
Level: Difficult
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Knights, battles and magic are just some of the ingredients in the legendary adventures of King Arthur. In this exciting story, we meet King Arthur’s famous knights and Merlin, the powerful magician and we discover the secret of the sword, Excalibur.

THE SECRET GARDEN
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Easy
Words: 400-600 Headwords

When Mary Lennox is ten, her parents die of cholera and she’s sent to her uncle’s gloomy mansion in the English countryside. Mary is bored and lonely. One day, she discovers a hidden door to a secret garden, but is afraid to go inside. Then Mary meets a strange boy, Colin, who’s got a mysterious illness. Together they visit the secret garden and this fascinating place gives Colin the desire to get better.

A STRANGER IN THE PAST
JULIE HART
Genre: Fiction
Level: Medium
Words: 400-600 Headwords

Thomas Clark, 14, is travelling to school by bus one day, when he finds himself mysteriously transported back to the 1940s in war-torn Liverpool. When he opens his eyes, he looks different, sounds different and even has a different name. Stuck in a hospital bed, recovering from poilio, Thomas is terrified. A lady comes to visit him and claims she’s his mother – but she’s a total stranger to Thomas. What’s going on?

 

 

3º ESO

THE JUNGLE BOOK
RUDYARD KIPLING
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 600-900 Headwords

This is the story of Mowgli, a young boy abandoned in the Indian jungle. He is adopted by a pack of wolves and becomes friends with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Mowgli learns how to communicate with the animals and survive in the jungle. But Shere Khan, a fierce tiger, is on Mowgli’s trail. Many dangers await him, but can the boy survive with the help of his animal friends?

THE GHOST OF FEATHERSTONE CASTLE
ELSPETH RAWSTRON
Genre: Horror / Suspense/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 600-900 Headwords

Fifteen-year-old Robbie Sumner meets Heather at a summer camp in Featherstone Castle and the two become friends. But then a series of strange events takes place at the castle. Heather is visited by a ghostly figure who warns her, «Be careful! There is danger in the water!» An exciting adventure unfolds as Robbie and Heather set out to uncover the ghost’s identity and the meaning behind its terrifying words.

ALL ABOUT IRELAND
EMILY WINSTON
Genre: Non-Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 600-900 Headwords

All About Ireland presents many fascinating facts about this country. Visit beautiful areas like the Giant’s Causeway and ancient monuments. Follow the Irish Troubles and see how peace was finally achieved. Read interesting myths, legends and traditions of this land, including why Irish mothers had sleepless nights and how the Halloween tradition of «trick or treat» started. Meet the Irish giants of the literary world and learn why this small country touches the lives of people around the globe.

MORE SPORTS STARS
MARTIN SINCLAIR
Genre: Biography/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 600-900 Headwords

Following on from the success of our popular reader, Sports Stars, this book presents another three fascinating biographies. It follows the exciting sporting careers of David Beckham, the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) and Pau Gasol from early childhood to their achievement of world fame and success. The biographies give a clear picture of the dedication and hard work that it takes to get to the top.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
OSCAR WILDE
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Medium
Words: 600-900 Headwords

In the summer of 1870, an artist, Basil Hallward, is finishing the portrait of his friend, Dorian Gray. Dorian is young, handsome and innocent, and he is delighted with his beautiful portrait. But when Dorian meets cynical Lord Henry Wotton, things start to go wrong for him. Under Lord Henry’s influence, Dorian’s life becomes wild and wicked and the portrait starts to reflect these changes taking place in his personality. This story is one of Oscar Wilde’s best-known works.

STRANGE TALES
MARTIN SINCLAIR
Genre: Non-Fiction
Level: Easy
Words: 600-900 Headwords

This book is guaranteed to shock and scare with its collection of grotesque and ghostly tales from Britain. Ancient myths and forgotten ghosts are brought back to life in this thrilling collection of strange tales. Students should be warned not to read this book late at night.

THE GHOST OF THE GREEN LADY
CAROLINE STEVENS
Genre: Horror / Suspense
Level: Medium
Words: 600-900 Headwords

At Billy Harrison’s new school, he hears the legend of the Ghost of the Green Lady. On the night of 1st February, a green light appears over the school lake and then the ghost appears. Billy wants to see this for himself. But somebody is stealing valuable objects from the school and everybody is under suspicion. What’s going on?

MADAME DOUBTFIRE
ANNE FINE
Genre: Humour
Level: Easy
Words: 600-900 Headwords

Daniel Hilliard is the fun-loving, divorced father of three children who live with their responsible mother, Miranda. Daniel will do anything to see his children more often. He’ll even disguise himself as a woman! When Miranda advertises for a home help, Daniel offers his services as Madame Doubtfire and becomes the children’s new nanny. This marks the beginning of a series of comical situations with a hilarious outcome.

THE LOST WORLD
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Genre: Classic Adventure
Level: Difficult
Words: 600-900 Headwords

Edward Malone is determined to prove to his beloved Gladys that he’s a man of adventure. Accompanied by Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee and Lord John Roxton, Edward embarks on an expedition like no other. Deep into the Amazon the four men go, in search of a lost world where dinosaurs rule. The way is filled with danger. But Edward is on a mission, and nothing will stop him.

 

4º ESO

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

When Roger Button goes to the maternity hospital to meet his new baby son, he gets an enormous shock. His ‘baby’ is an old man! How is this possible? The years pass and Benjamin keeps getting older in years, but younger in appearance. How will this curious story end?

CHANNEL TO THE FUTURE
SANDRA SHERWOOD
Genre: Modern Fiction/30 copies
Level: Easy
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

Jordan Connelly is an ordinary teenager, until one day, he accidentally discovers a mysterious channel on his family’s new TV. Jordan’s friends think he’s a psychic because he sees events on the Channel to the Future the day before they happen. At first, he’s very excited. But then things start to get out of control and Jordan finds himself in a life-and-death situation. Can he change the future?

ALL ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
PHILLIPA TRACY
Genre: Non-Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

In All About South Africa, we learn about this country’s turbulent history from when the first Europeans landed until today. Get to know South Africa’s national hero, Nelson Mandela, and how he fought against apartheid. Find out why South Africa had got eleven official languages and why it’s called the Rainbow Nation. Discover natural wonders like Table Mountain, the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park, home to the magnificient wildlife of South Africa.

MORE STRANGE TALES
MARTIN SINCLAIR
Genre: Non-Fiction/30 copies
Level: Difficult
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

This book is a sequel to our popular ESO 3 reader, Strange Tales, and features more mysterious stories about the supernatural from Britain. All of them are based on true-life events and will delight even the most sceptical reader. Dreams that foretell the future, encounters with extraterrestrial life, apparitions from ancient Rome and mischievous ghosts are just some of the fascinating subjects explored.

A FOREIGNER IN INDIA
SUE KENDALL
Genre: Fiction
Level: Easy
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

Spanish teenager Edu Matrínez visits India with his father. There he meets Chandra, an Indian teenager, and his attractive cousin, 16-year-old Jaya, and the three travel together. Edu learns about India’s history, culture and customs. He sees a cricket match, visits the Taj Mahal and goes to Bollywood. Gradually, romance develops between Edu and Jaya, but can their long-distance relationship survive?

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
MARK TWAIN
Genre: Classic Adventure
Level: Easy
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

One of the best-loved characters in literature, Huck Finn has a series of hilarious adventures as he floats lazily down the Mississippi River, dreaming of freedom for himself and his friend Jim. Tom Sawyer shows up at the end and uses one of his ingenious plans to save the day.

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Difficult
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

What can a person do when he’s pulled between the good and the bad inside him? Dr Jekyll, a scientist, uses chemistry to divide himself into two different bodies – good Dr Jekyll and evil Mr Hyde. But this does not make his life any simpler. Instead, the conflict between the two parts becomes more and more violent. Which part will win?

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS
GERALD DURRELL
Genre: Autobiography
Level: Medium
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

The Durrell family’s decision to move from England to the Greek island of Corfu opens up a whole new world for 10-year-old Gerry. Corfu is a paradise for him, full of all kinds of animals and insects. This largely autobiographical story is written with great humour and affection.

VILLAINS!
SUE KENDALL
Genre: Biography
Level: Medium
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

Meet three famous villains. In 19th-century Russia, Rasputin influences the Russian court after his strange powers heal the sick son of the Tsar. In 16th-century France, Queen Catherine de Medici poisons her enemies and is called «Madame Serpent». Sweeney Todd, and 18th-century English barber, runs a sinister business. His customers are disappearing. His neighbour is famous for her delicious meat pies. But what is the secret ingredient in them?

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
CHARLES DICKENS
Genre: Classic Fiction
Level: Difficult
Words: 900-1,300 Headwords

Pip is a poor, uneducated boy who works as an apprentice blacksmith for his sister’s husband. Pip has got a serious dilemma. He’s in love with the beautiful, arrogant Estella, and will do anything to win her heart, but how? Then one day, opportunity knocks on his door, when a secret benefactor offers him «Great Expectations» – an education and the life of a gentleman. Who is Pip’s generous benefactor?

 

1º BACHILLERATO

DADDY-LONG-LEGS
JEAN WEBSTER
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 1,300-1,700 Headwords

When a mysterious trustee offers Jerusha Abbott, a young orphan, a scholarship to go to college, she’s very excited. She calls him Daddy-Long-Legs and over the next four years she writes him letters that are amusing, imaginative and full of wisdom. She’s happy to do as “Daddy” wishes until one day a young man appears in her life, and things become complicated. Judy can’t be sure how Daddy will react to this new situation.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
VICTOR HUGO
Genre: Classic Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 1,300-1,700 Headwords

In 15th-century Paris, an ugly, deformed baby is abandoned at the entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral. Adopted by a young priest, he becomes Quasimodo, the bellringer of the cathedral. Quasimodo falls in love with Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy dancer, but the priest is obsessed with her, too. This love triangle sets the scene for an intriguing story of love, hate, loyalty and betrayal.

2º BACHILLERATO

DEATH ON THE CIRCUIT
CHRISTINE BARCLAY
Genre: Horror / Suspense/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 1,700-2,200 Headwords

When mechanic Bob Marsh is found dead, an empty bottle of liquid heroin on the garage floor next to him, one thing is clear: he took an overdose – or did he? Set against a backdrop of motocross racing, Bob’s children, Jack and Susan, gather evidence to solve the mystery of their father’s death. Will they succeed in clearing his name?

A DANGEROUS RIVAL
SANDRA SHERWOOD
Genre: Fiction/30 copies
Level: Medium
Words: 1,700-2,200 Headwords

Andrea is one of the brightest students in her school. She’s also the editor of the school newspaper and respected by the other students. Then a charismatic new student joins the school. Jamie is handsome, charming and very intelligent. He knows interesting things about the supernatural, and he seems to sense what everybody is thinking. The headmistress insists that Jamie work on the school newspaper. Jamie, popular, respected and intelligent, is a dangerous rival to Andrea and the battle is on!

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