Our latest graded reader “Neighbours” (Level 2) is now available!
Everyone has neighbours, Maybe our neighbours are nice or interesting. Or maybe they are difficult or strange. Here are five short stories about neighbours for you to read.
Eva is a little frightened of one of her neighbours. He is strange. But one day, something happens to change Eva’s opinion. Brent’s neighbour is on vacation. The house is empty. So why can he hear a knocking sound on the wall? Brent has a shock when he goes to investigate. Bryan loves living in his quiet house. There are big old trees in the garden. But not everyone likes the trees. Someone makes trouble for Bryan. Bryan has to fight to stop the troublemaker and save his trees. Everyone loves Skippy. She thinks her neighbours are lonely, so she has an idea to make everyone happy. Will she succeed? The house next to Katy is empty. So what are the strange lights in the house at night? Katy has to act quickly to save somebody’s life.
Our new Level 3 graded reader “Wintertime” is now available!
There are five stories about winter in this book. The forest is a dangerous place in winter, but Stefan takes his dog there. There is an accident. What will happen? Can anyone help Stefan? Or will he die alone in the forest? Everyone thinks Shaun can become an Olympic skating champion, but the local council wants to close the ice rink in his town. Shaun can save the ice rink, but it is a big responsibility for a young boy. Can he do it? Alan and Keith go camping on a mountain. But the mountain is special. It has secrets. When the weather changes, they see something very scary… Enjoy these and two more stories about wintertime!
Our latest Level 4 graded reader “The Vase” is now available! (Word count: 12,004)
When a doctor in Hong Kong receives a “lucky” Chinese vase in 1910, he has no idea just how lucky it is. This story follows the vase through the 20th century, as it crosses continents and brings luck to its new keepers. What happens to the vase at the end? Does it keep its lucky powers? This story takes you through the major events of the last century and follows the lives of the people who lived through that time, before the vase’s history comes back in a circle.
We never know how, or when, or where we will meet our one true love. Maybe you will meet on a blind date? Or maybe you will meet in a storm or a supermarket? Here are five stories for you to enjoy. One story is about a forever romance. The other stories? Will the couples stay together? We don’t know, but we hope so. If the romance lasts forever, they will always have an interesting answer when people ask: “How did you meet?”
Our new level 1 graded reader Everyday Heroes is now available!
What do you think of when you hear the word “hero”? Do you think of Superman, or Batman? Of course, they are heroes. But sometimes, normal people can be heroes too. There are five stories in this book about everyday heroes.
Oliver is a pizza delivery driver. One evening, he goes to a house to deliver some pizzas, but something is wrong. Can Oliver help the family?
Lydia is going to her wedding, when a bad thing happens. Luckily, some surprising heroes arrive to help her.
Lucy is excited. She is going to Hawaii for a vacation. There is an emergency on the plane, and only Lucy can help. Can she become a hero? Enjoy these and two more stories!
Our new Level 3 graded reader “I’m Late!” is now available!
Five short stories about ordinary people who risk being late for important events.
A gymnastics team is on its way to a competition, but things go wrong. Will the team arrive on time? And will the girls be able to compete?
Damian has an important exam, but he makes a mistake on the way to the testing centre. Can he get there on time? There is only one way to get there, but it is very expensive.
Bevan is forgetful and always late. His wife tells him not to be late for her sister’s wedding, but Bevan cannot change his character easily. Can he get to the wedding on time? Or will he miss it and make his wife angry?
The Other Sisters – a new graded reader from I Talk You Talk Press. (Level 4 – B1/B2)
Old Secrets – Modern Mysteries Series Book 5
Sisters separated by ambition, distance and war. Maggie always said that Anna was her much younger sister, but Anna believed Maggie was really her mother. Then Maggie is killed, and Anna discovers that the truth is much more complicated. A break up with her boyfriend and an unexpected legacy lead Anna to give up her comfortable life, and go in search of her real father.
She is drawn into a life that is different from anything she has known before. With her father’s help, she looks for the sister she never knew about.
Anna is lost, confused and angry as she struggles to make sense of the past. Will old secrets and modern mysteries destroy any chance of happiness? Or will she find a new and very different future?
Our latest Level 4 graded reader “The Temple Treasure” is now available!
Shuzo is the head priest of a mountain temple in Japan. One night, an unexpected visitor comes to the temple and takes the temple’s most precious treasure. Shuzo has to get the treasure back, but it has been passed to a dangerous gang in Osaka. Shuzo can’t go to the police, so he has to act alone. He knows his life will be in danger, but he goes to Osaka and finds the treasure. Help comes from a very unexpected person, but will it be enough for him to escape back to the temple with the treasure?
Our latest Level 1 graded reader Ryokan Life is now available!
Yuka Nakata studies English. Her family owns a ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) near Kyoto. Now it is August. Yuka is helping her family at the ryokan. Yuka is happy. She can meet many guests and she can practice her English. Many things happen at the ryokan.
Two guests go out for a day, but don’t come back. Can Yuka find them? A guest loses his passport. Can Yuka help him? Is there a ghost in one of the rooms? Yuka tries to solve the mystery.
Working at the ryokan is hard, but it is always interesting for Yuka! Enjoy five stories from Yuka’s summer at the ryokan!