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    Trail Blazers Set 5 & 6

    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 5&6
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    Fashion : What is fashion? What are mods? Or rockers, hippies, chavs and goths? Would you know one when you saw one? What kind of jobs are there in fashion? How do you become a model? It's all in here. Get the facts. Then read 'Fashion Shoot', a story about getting a job in the fashion business.

    Killer Plants : Plant's can't hurt you, right? Wrong. Meet the killer plants. These plants don't bother with sunlight or water. They eat meat instead. Insects, rats, mice ... Remember – you could be next! Find out which bean is 12,000 times more poisonous than rattlesnake venom. Get the facts. Then read the story 'Where's Mr Potts?' You'll be a bit more careful next time you cut some flowers.

    Science Fiction : Science fiction stories are about things that seem impossible, but might be possible one day. Things like space travel and aliens. Amazing inventions and time travel. Disasters and the future – both good and bad. It's all in here. Get the facts. Then read the story 'The City' and see how the future might not be a great place to live.

    UFO's : UFO means 'Unidentified Flying Object'. What are UFOs? Are they real? What do UFOs look like? This book will tell you. Do aliens exist? What colour are they? Have aliens visited the Earth? Who has seen them? Have people really been taken away by aliens? Get the facts. Then read a great story about aliens invading Earth: 'The Valley of the Zombies'.

    Ancient Mysteries : Who built a space port for aliens? Who lost the lost city of Atlantis? What's a Big Foot? Do Yeti exist? And what's the secret of the Great Pyramid of Khufu? These are some of the ancient mysteries we still need to solve. Get the facts. Then read 'Doorway to Demons', a story about what happens when you're both the good guy and the bad guy.

    Inside the Earth : What goes on inside the Earth? Where is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work and shop – all underground? Find out about fossils – and the bones of dragons. Get the facts. Then read 'The Railway Ghost', a story about what happens when the past meets the present – and you are facing death.