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    Trail Blazers Set 1 & 2

    Get the facts and read a story all in one book! A fascinating fact-finding section is followed by a story which appears on two parallel ability levels – allowing access for the poorest of readers.

    Featuring full-colour images, beautiful illustrations and lively, engaging layouts, the books cover high appeal topics that kids just love to read about. The books combine fact and fiction, starting with a fascinating fact-finding section followed by a beautifully illustrated story on the topic.
    Interest Age 8 – 14 years | Reading Age 6 – 7 years. From Vampires, Dinosaurs and Formula One to Fashion and Body Art, the Trailblazers series is bound to offer a topic that will engage and motivate even the most reluctant and struggling of readers.

    The Trailblazers books kick off with a fascinating fact finding section, making use of simple non-fiction conventions. The text is broken up into lots of manageable sections, often in the form of bullet points or captions. The pages feature lots of full colour photographs to illustrate the points being made in the text. These colourful and eye-catching layouts vary from page to page so that readers with low attention spans will be constantly engaged with new information, formats and colours. The second half of each book is devoted to a topic-related story. For boys that often prefer non-fiction, the Trailblazers format is designed to encourgage them to read fiction. The fiction story caters for two parallel ability levels. A simple text appears opposite a beautifully illustrated full colour ‘speech bubble’ version allowing access for the poorest readers and making it ideal for buddy reading sessions.

    The series will appeal to older children, either with a low level of literacy or who are learning English as a second language. The vocabulary is carefully controlled, with simple sentences and the use of repetition to reinforce reading skills.
    SKU: LS43 16 SET 1&2
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    This set inlcudes:
    Lost Animals : This book is about animals that have disappeared – animals that are now extinct. How does it happen, and why? Find out all about alien species and mass extinctions. Find out about animals that seemed to come back from the dead. And which animal went extinct when a tree fell on the very last one in the whole world? Get the facts. Then read 'The Last Mammoth', a story about where the past meets the present.

    Vampires : What is a vampire? How do people become vampires? Did Dracula really exist? Are vampires real? Are there really creatures that drink blood? Now you can find all the answers. Then read 'Blood In My Eyes', a story about vampire hunters who find what they're looking for. 

    Crime: What links pirates, body snatchers, gangsters and people smugglers? The answer is that they are all criminals. Find out about crime through the ages – and how the Internet is now being used for new kinds of crime. Find out about the silliest punishment ever. Then read a true story about body snatchers who couldn't wait for people to die: 'Burke and Hare'. 

    Death : Why do people die? How do you know if you – or anybody else – is dead? What happens when people die? What happens to the body? What happens in other countries? How do people remember their friends who have died? Get the facts. Then read a sobering story about how it could happen to anybody: 'Not My Fault!' 

    Spies : What is a spy, or spook? Which are the world's famous spying organisations? Who were the most famous spies? Now you can find out. Get the facts. And if you want to be a spy, get some useful tips. See if you can crack the secret codes. Then read 'The Secret Agent', a story about the dangers of being a spy. 

    Weird Creatures : Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days? Outside. And in winter. Are you hungry? How about 3,000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Get the facts. Got that? Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die: 'Is It Alive?'.