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King Harry

We have recently shared some extracts from short novels written by Lois Elsden specifically for young and reluctant readers, those young people who can read but have become disengaged from it – and often when they need to be it most, when they are public sitting exams. 586 more words

Lois Elsden

Crash by Jerry Spinelli (1995)

A story told from the point of view of a total jerk.

Recommended grade level: 4-8

Pages: 176 (for ISBN 9780440238577)

Genre(s) and keywords: realistic fiction… 285 more words

Books For 6th Graders

Run Blue, Run!

While working with students in their final year of statutory education, young people who had been permanently excluded from mainstream, or otherwise not in mainstream schools, Lois Elsden came across a large number of reluctant readers;  literate intelligent but disengaged young people who just didn’t want to read set texts, they could – but they wouldn’t. 1,409 more words

Lois Elsden

Book Review: Stinker from Space--Pamela F. Service

Day 11 of #ampersandaug16 is pocket. Let’s be honest here women’s clothes rarely have pockets big enough to do anything useful. If I don’t want to carry a bag with me I hand my husband my wallet and keys and phone (poor guy) and then his pockets are full of his stuff and mine. 180 more words

Book Reviews

In Camel Wood

Several days ago we published an excerpt from a short novel by Lois Elsden, written for reluctant readers. Working in a Pupil Referral Unit for young people not in statutory education,as defined at the time. 806 more words

Stories For Children

Go Read a Book

As I pack a gift for your friend’s birthday I hear you groan, “A book, again?” I hear it, though you think you’re being discreet, trying to spare my feelings. 366 more words