The growing online-library of guided reading books

With a new chapter every week of term, writing activities and guided reading resources, all the hard work is done for you.

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What do teachers and pupils think?


A brand-new chapter

Every week you'll get the latest chapter of a specially-written serialised book. Read on tablets, on laptops, with print out copies, or together via an interactive whiteboard, highlighting important words as you read.

Guided reading resources

Each book chapter is complemented by a host of printable resources for whole class, group or individual use. Comprehension quizzes, grammar worksheets, sequencing activities, and open ended questions - they're all in one place.


Ready-made writing activities

Get children practising diverse forms of writing at a click of a button! Children can write a news report, compare the two main characters or dream up their version of the next chapter.

A library for everyone

All together, the chapter packs add up to a growing library of more than 50 books, many featuring popular curriculum topics. It comes with free home access, making it a brilliant way to make more books available to children at home. And the exciting 'Fire Bolt' series is included specifically to give less confident readers the chance to read for pleasure .


Read a free chapter of our selected books

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The Sleeping Volcano

Seb and Ellie hope to find excitement on a school trip to a volcano but are disappointed to find out it's dormant. They are upset that the trip isn't as exciting as they'd like.

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Nightfall on the Somme

Underage soldier Neville Mason joins a Pals Battalion of the WW1 British army and, after basic training, heads with his unit to the Somme. But the reality of life in the trenches is not quite what he had imagined.

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Beth and the Nile

Tutenkhamun has died - or so his shifty advisor would have you believe. Can Ancient Egyptian siblings Beth and Scarab race against time and alter the course of history?.

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Ned and the Jungle Animals

Ned's class is having fun planting carrots. But there is something strange in the garden.

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The Ice Cream Villain

Tara and Guy love Natasha Wolfhound’s ice-cream van and the delicious ice-cream she sells. But they are shocked when she starts selling her ice-cream from tightropes and school walls...

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Seven Hours To Save The World

Do you know what it's like to be the last person alive in the whole wide world? I do. I don't want to believe it but I think I'm going to have to face the facts. No word from Dad. Mum. Jamie. Anybody. For over a week now.

I think Serial Mash is one of those great activities that can easily be used for Literacy groups, and because the children can do the reading and activities independently and then save them. The teacher can see what they have been doing and easily check/mark their work in Purple Mash. When asked if this activity was something my class would like to add to the Literacy rotations they do each day - it was a resounding "YES please! "

Gabrielle Anderson
McLaren Flat Primary School, South Australia
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As a school we’re really focused on the issue of ‘reluctant readers’ and the interactive nature of Serial Mash turns reading into a fun and immersive experience

Richard Williams
Holbook Primary School
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