Book Band: Dark Red (Ideal for ages 10+)
A magical adventure story about moving to a new home and finding your inner strength by Kereen Getten, author of When Life Gives You Mangoes.
Ada and her parents have moved from the city to a small town for her mum’s new job. But when they arrive, it’s obvious to Ada that something is not quite right. On her newspaper round, she discovers the Banished, magical people who have been exiled from the town by the sinister mayor.
The Banished are trapped behind an invisible shield which means they can’t enter the town or see their loved ones. But somehow, Ada can see the shield as a wall of fog and, not only that, she can enter the world of the Banished.This page-turning story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations by Simone Douglas.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with book-banded stories to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2 by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence. With engaging illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for home and school. For more information visit www.bloomsburyreaders.com.
’Any list that brings together such a quality line up of authors is going to be welcomed . Bloomsbury Readers are aimed squarely at children in Key Stage 2 and designed to support them as they start reading independently and while they continue to gain confidence and understanding.’ Books for Keeps