Every year, Peter and Susan go to Lea-on-Sea for their holiday: every year they stay at the Hotel Vista. This year things start to go wrong. A man is pretending to be Peter. But why? Is he friendly or dangerous – what does he want? Will this, their thirteenth visit to Lea-on-Sea be their last? A thrilling and compelling mystery. Recommended for younger learners.
Anne Collins - The Leopard and the Lighthouse (Penguin Readers)
One day a leopard swims across the sea to Sindi. He is hungry and he is looking for food. He runs into an old lighthouse. The people of Sindi do not want the leopard in their lighthouse. But what can they do? How can they catch the leopard?
Anne Collins - The Cup in the Forest (Penguin Readers)
One day Per and Nina are walking in the forest when they find a beautiful old cup with strange words on it. They decide to take it to the museum to find out what it is, but the curator tells them to take it back to the forest. Why should they return the cup back to the forest? What will they do?
Leslie Dunkling - The Battle of Newton Road (Penguin Readers)
The houses in Newton Road are small, but people are very happy there. Then a civil engineer wants to knock down the houses and build a new road. The people of Newton Road are very angry. But can they win the battle?
Bernard Smith - The Last Photo (Penguin Readers)
Just as Pam is taking a photo of her brother Martin, a man walks in front of her. She's angry that the man ruined her photo. When they are looking at the photos later, her brother thinks the man in the photo is the same person the police are looking for. Can Pam's photo help them find this man?
M. R. James - The Crown (Penguin Readers)
The Crown is a ghost story. There is a magic crown under the ground in Seaburgh. It protects England – and William Agers protects the crown. Paxton is on holiday in Seaburgh and finds the crown. One night he takes it and then sees a shadow behind him. He runs quickly back to the hotel. Is the shadow William Agers? But Paxton knows that William Agers is dead! Paxton is afraid. He wants to put the crown back in the ground. Two men at his hotel help him put the crown in the ground again. The next day Paxton’s friends follow him to the beach. They see Paxton’s footprints in the sand – and some strange, long footprints too. They follow the footprints and find Paxton dead. The ghost of William Agers protected the crown – and it still protects the crown today.
John Escott - Prince William (Penguin Readers)
Prince William is rich, handsome and the future King of England! But in many ways he is also an ordinary teenage boy. This is the story of his life and tells you all about his school, his friends, the sports, music and fashion he likes, as well as interesting facts about the Royal Family and his mother, Princess Diana. With seven pages of full colour photographs, this is a wonderful way to learn more about the British Royal Family and in particular this shy, eighteen-year- old Prince.
Nancy Taylor - Michael Jordan (Penguin Readers)
Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls number 23, is very famous. And he can fly! Maybe he is the best basketball player of all time. But where did he come from? How did he start in basketball? Read about his life and about his love of basketball.
Elizabeth Laird - Anna and the Fighter (Macmillan Readers)
It is Anna’s first trip away from home. She is riding the train. Suddenly a stranger says hello to her. Anna doesn’t know what to do. She remembers that her father told her never to talk to strangers. She says nothing. But soon, Anna will be in trouble, and the only person who can help her is the stranger…. level 2
Stephen Rabley - Marcel and the White Star (Penguin Readers)
Marcel is a mouse and famous detective. He lives in Paris. One evening, two thieves steal very expensive diamond ring - the "White Star". Then they steal a car. Marcel follows them across Paris to a cafe. Can he get the "White Star" and bring it back?
Rod Smith - Tom Cruise (Penguin Readers)
One of Hollywood's most successful actors, Tom Cruise has starred in numerous films since his debut in Risky Business. Read about his life and career, his major film roles, his involvement with Scientology and his marriages.
Liz Kilbey - Kylie Minogue (Penguin Readers)
Kylie Minogue was a star -- a famous singer with a lot of money and beautiful clothes. And then, in 2005, the music stopped. Kylie had cancer. People waited. And then she came back. Read her story, from her early days in Australia to her new work now.
Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Readers)
From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.
Ismeretlen szerző - Songs from the Soul (Oxford Bookworms)
Good luck in Malaysia, bad news in New Zealand, a chicken and a jug of cider in Britain, a goat and a pumpkin in India, fun and games in a cyber café in Nigeria... The countries change in these stories, but people's lives are always strange and wonderful in any place. Bookworms World Stories collect stories written in English from around the world. The eight stories in this volume were selected from the winning entries in the Commonwealth Short Story Competitions. The writers are Shahana Chaudhury, Mary McCluskey, Nandita Ray, Suchitra Karthik Kumar, Susan Costello, Anthony C. Diala, Preeta Krishna, and Folakemi Emem-Akpan. (Word count 5,963)
Sarah Williams - Kevin Hood - Becoming Jane (Penguin Readers)
Jane, a 20-year-old writer falls in love with Tom Lefroy who studies law. Jane’s romance inspired her to write Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Read the story of Jane Austen and how she became one of the greatest writers of English literature.