Serial Mash gets a makeover

July 28, 2016

Imagine coming back from holiday to not only find your home tidy, but actually better than when you left! 

 

Well that's actually what you've got with the Serial Mash makeover. 

 

As well a brand new layout for the home screen that makes it even easier to find the books and resources you want, we've also made the Teachers Section quicker to access AND added a new strand of books.

 

All this is absolutely free for existing subscribers and hasn't changed the price for newcomers, so if you're not already a Serial Mash reader - now's the time to get on board

 

On top of all this, two new serialised books have been released for children and two more added to the teacher's library for next term... jeez-louise it's been a busy summer! 

 

Let's take a look at some of the changes...

1. The new home screen 

Serial Mash new homescreen

There are now so many books in the Serial Mash library that we've put them into neat categories. We've also removed the visibility of age bands for children so they don't feel self-conscious about reading levels, teachers can still view age bands in the Teachers Section.

 

Diamonds is where you'll find the 5-7yr books, Emeralds is 7-9yrs, Sapphires is 9-11yrs. Fire Bolts are aimed at low ability readers. 

2. Accessing the Teachers Section 

The Serial Mash Teachers Section

You can now access the Teachers Section directly from the Serial Mash home screen, saving teachers valuable time. To enjoy this feature, you'll need to have individual logins setup. Setting up logins is easier than ever, because, you guessed it, we've developed a brand new login manager over the summer.

 

LOG IN TO THE TEACHERS SECTION | THE NEW LOGIN MANAGER

3. The new Fire Bolts range

The Firebolts Series from Serial Mash

The Fire Bolts range is written to engage low ability readers aged 9 to 11. Nothing puts a struggling reader off faster than being made to read books aimed at much younger children, Fire Bolts stops that happening. The first series in the new range is the '5-a-Side' tetralogy which follows the epic highs and lows of the West Green Rovers. 

 

LOG IN AND READ FIRE BOLTS

4. New serialised books 

It's a good thing that with Serial Mash you never have to worry about having enough copies of the book for everyone, because this term's releases are going to be in hot demand. 

 

I don't want to give too much away but James King of England (for 7-9yrs) has an absolutely legendary illustrator who's likely to Beano'en to most of you, and there's only word to describe Film Scene (9-11yrs)... blockbuster. 

 

James King from Serial Mash, coverFilm Scene from Serial Mash, cover
When James King hears about a special competition he's very eager to enter. If he wins, James King will become King James!After an audition for a Hollywood film Tim finds himself transported to a mysterious world where all sorts of creatures are out to destroy him.  
READ THE FIRST CHAPTERREAD THE FIRST CHAPTER

 

New books available in the Teachers Section! 

 

These books will be released to children at the start of next term.

A Sheep Dip to India Serial Mash, coverA Sheep Dip to India Serial Mash, cover

William really wants to travel to India but his parents are totally against this idea. By a magical twist he ends up in a fantastic land, meeting many fabulous animals and a rather wonderful girl called Chetna as he embarks on a crazy journey.

LOG INTO THE TEACHERS SECTION

Lucy Marsden finds herself alone in her village. A choking orange mist is heading towards her. Does she possess the bravery and the determination to find out where everyone is and if the apocalypse has arrived?

LOG IN TO THE TEACHERS SECTION