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Enthralling stories for 8–14 year olds with a reading age of around 6 years old. The First Flight chapter books have just the right amount of text (50% text and 50% illustration) with gripping and accessible stories in a variety of genres. The subject matter is spot-on for the age range—from footbal ...Show more
Car Boot Genie by Jillian Powell
A fantasy story with a familiar element. Everything seems to be going strangely well for Pritesh and Ryan. Whatever they wish for comes true! Could this curious shift of fortune be connected to that funny old teapot? Surely not…
Monster Cards by Jonny Zucker
An adventure story with a fantasy element. Out on a camping trip, the boys stay up to play with their new Monster Cards. The cards seem unusual, and in a panic the boys throw them away. But no one imagines the terrible thing that happens next…
Pest Control by Alison Hawes
A story about school bullies. Every school has pests. Lee’s new school has two, and nobody likes them. When they make life difficult for Lee, he shows them that they are not as clever as they think they are…
Ghost Dog Mystery by Celia Warren
A mystery story with a familiar setting. It’s the first night in a new house, and howling and clanking, coming up from their new garden suddenly wakes the boys. But when the boys wake up the next morning they find nothing there but an old bone…
Chip Boy by Jillian Powell
A science fiction story. Joe doesn’t want some weird kid coming to stay with him on the school exchange, but Zeb is not what he expected. Zeb can do tricks that are out of this world, but why is he so fond of chips?
Shark's Fin Island by Jane West
An adventure story. Matthew loves taking the boat out with his Grandad. But fun turns to terror when the boat runs into trouble, and Matthew is left stranded and alone in the shadow of Shark’s Fin Island.
Sky Bikes by Tony Norman
A fantasy adventure story. In a mad moment Tyler decides to visit the skateboard park, though he hates skateboarding. He finds an old bike and starts to show off on it, leading to a strange and wonderful experience.
Scary! by David Orme
A science fiction story with a familiar setting. The gang are out in the shed. Luke wants to see a space ship, but Ben and Tanya know there is no such thing. Soon some strange lights appear and there are creepy noises that no one can explain. Scary!
Shhh ! My Family are Spies by Jane Langford
A mystery story with an adventure/spy story element. Something odd is happening in Tom’s new family. Nan holds secret meetings and Mum and Dad keep whispering in the kitchen. And then there’s all that money! What can Tom do? Who should he tell?
Surfing Three-sixty by Jane West
A story about friendship. It’s tough moving to a new place, until Jake meets Sully, a surfing fanatic who teaches him to body board. Jake learns fast and enters a competition, but an argument with Sully means that he enters the competition alone…
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