The Rising Stars eBooks Collection for the London Grid for Learning

Our eBook series

Rising Stars publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction and plays that are ideal for use with reluctant and struggling readers.

We’re delighted to offer one title from each series as a free eBook download for London Grid for Learning schools.

Each eBook free download comes with a permanent home and school licence, allowing them to be read by an unlimited number of students within your school or from home. Further copies of the eBooks in these series can be ordered at special London Grid for Learning discounts – click for more details.

Download your eBooks in 3 easy steps:
STEP 1 – Click on the book covers of the series that you are interested in
STEP 2 – Click on the ‘Download your FREE eBook’ button to open the ePDF
STEP 3 – Save the ePDF to your network or VLE for use in class, in the library or from home

Each eBook is also supported by downloadable Teacher’s Notes and printable writing and reading comprehension activities.
Click on the ‘Download your Teacher’s Notes and Activities’ button to access the support material.
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The Jags

What could be better for encouraging reluctant boy readers than a series of football fiction by footie enthusiast, writer and radio presenter Tom Watt?

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Kids & Co

Supporting younger children in their transition from reading schemes to chapter books, these real-life stories about a group of kids and their families are written from a child’s point of view, with quirky text and illustrations.

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Mystery Mob

Join the Mystery Mob – a gang of six adventurous (sometimes too adventurous!) boys who get into scrapes and unravel mysterious happenings.

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Magic Mates

Join the Magic Mates for this series of mysteries featuring six girls doing girls’ stuff – hanging out, keeping each other out of mischief and having some spooky adventures.

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Dangerous Games

Set in a computer games company, this series of adventure stories follows designers Sima, Kojo and Tom as they test out the games for real, entering new virtual worlds and encountering exciting and sometimes deadly situations …

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All Star High

All Star High is the coolest school in the UK; where pupils are so desperate to attend they audition for a place! Wannabe actors, singers and dancers attend the school in the hope that they will become the next big thing.

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Set in the near future, where an alien invasion has left the Earth devastated and a mysterious organisation called The Firm hold power, Shadows follows the story of Matt Merton who works for The Firm and is trained to identify and kill the enemy – the aliens among us …

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The Matt Merton Mysteries

These graphic novel-style books complete the story of Matt Merton and his fight to save the Earth from extinction in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

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The Extraordinary Files

Follows secret agents Parker and Turnbull through sixteen off-beat, supernatural mysteries that combine an absorbing storyline with text appropriate for struggling older readers aged 10+.

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Young Heroes

Gripping adventure stories featuring different tales around the theme of heroic adventure. Creates a link between reading enjoyment and reading success.

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High-octane, magazine-style information books which use extreme sports, fast cars and popular culture as themes to turn reluctant and less able teenagers back to reading.

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This series of colourful and visually appealing non-fiction topic books are designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers with a bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman.

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Interact plays

This range of high interest/low reading age plays have been written to engage and motivate struggling and reluctant readers, particularly boys. The plays draw on issues that pupils can relate to such as cyber-bullying, peer pressure and family problems.

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Superscripts plays

A series of six-part plays for less able readers featuring bite-sized scenes and a range of parts written for pupils at reading level 6 to 7 years. Covers sci-fi, real life, sport and fantasy.

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Survival – for older teenage readers

A range of edgy fiction aimed at older teenage readers, featuring strong plotlines including bullying, binge drinking, gambling, sex, drugs and arson.

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