4 ‘True Story’ Hi-Low Books for Struggling & Reluctant Readers



 Reading Ages 8 | Interest Ages 9+

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A set of 4 Hi-Low books, based on true stories,  for struggling and reluctant readers. This set covers reading age 8 and interest age 9+

Key features of each book in this bundle:

  • dyslexia-friendly layout
  • dyslexia-friendly typeface
  • dyslexia-friendly paper
  • edited to the reading age indicated for each title

Books in this set:

Survival in Space:  The Apollo 13 Mission

Reading Age 8 | Interest Age: 9+

On 11th April 1970, Apollo 13 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Initially planned as the third manned mission to land on the moon, it quickly turned into a dangerous battle for survival when an explosion damaged the spacecraft.

The crew had to overcome immense challenges as they travelled farther into space than any humans had ever gone before.

In his captivating retelling of the incredible Apollo 13 mission, David Long showcases the remarkable bravery, determination, and teamwork that ultimately triumphed against all odds, bringing the spacecraft safely back home.

Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

Reading Age 8 | Interest Age: 9+

RMS Titanic embarked on her first journey from Southampton to New York on 10 April 1912. This magnificent ocean liner, known as the Ship of Dreams, was the largest and most luxurious of its time.

It was believed to be unsinkable.

However, tragedy struck just four days later when the ship collided with an iceberg, resulting in the devastating loss of Titanic and more than 1,500 passengers.

This deeply sorrowful event has since become one of the most well-known maritime disasters in history.

In this captivating account of the ship’s construction and ill-fated maiden voyage, David Long brings the story of Titanic to life, filling it with interesting facts and details.

Tutankhamun’s Treasure

Reading Age 8 | Interest Age: 9+

Includes:  Downloadable Treasure Quiz, Treasure Matching Activity & Treasure Trove Drawing Activity

On 4 November 1922, a young Egyptian boy, who was helping Howard Carter with his archaeological excavation in the Valley of the Kings, stumbled upon an unusual rock.

Little did he know that this rock would reveal a hidden treasure beyond imagination.

That rock turned out to be a stone step leading to a forgotten tomb, belonging to the legendary boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

Inside this tomb, an incredible collection of priceless artifacts awaited discovery.

For over 3,000 years, this tomb had remained untouched, making it one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time.

In this captivating tale of Howard Carter’s unwavering determination, David Long takes us on a journey through time, unveiling the fascinating insights into ancient Egyptian life that these remarkable discoveries have provided.

Everest: Reaching the Roof of the World

Reading Age 8 | Interest Age: 9+

Includes:  Downloadable Everest Activities

With its towering presence in the Himalayas, Everest stands as the highest mountain on Earth.

To the local inhabitants, it holds a magical allure, earning titles such as the Goddess Mother of the World or the Peak of Heaven.

Meanwhile, for intrepid explorers and adventurers, it presents a perilous yet exhilarating challenge waiting to be conquered.

In this captivating narrative penned by the acclaimed writer David Long, we delve into the early expeditions undertaken by mountaineers from around the world, many of which ended in tragedy.

However, it was in the remarkable month of May in 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay etched their names in history as the first individuals to triumphantly reach the summit of this majestic peak!


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