Famous Faces

Secondary Resources
Reluctant Readers
Primary Resources
Billy Badger's Book Club

Famous Faces is a fantastic new series of non-fiction books for struggling readers. It is comprised of eight titles, all written especially for pupils who have a lower reading age than their chronological age, and all designed to be fun and attention-grabbing.

The series is pitched at 11-14 year olds with a lower reading age of just 9-10, and each title has a length of roughly 1,600-1,800 words. The books are packed full of engaging images, fantastic facts and fun layouts. Each chapter is short so struggling readers aren’t daunted by the amount of text.

Books cover subjects such as talent shows and their judges, wildlife and survival experts, social media stars, British music, make-up and fashion, celebrity spending, music festivals and popular films. These have all been selected as a result of talking to secondary pupils in order to gauge their interests, and therefore we are confident that they will appeal to that age group.

Famous Faces is a set of undaunting, easy reads with appealing subjects that will induce readers to pick them up. They are a bridge over a gulf that is all too real for some students, allowing reading to become an encouraging and accessible experience - enjoyed rather than feared.

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Series features:

★  Dyslexia-friendly fonts

Age-appropriate look and feel, coupled with realistic amounts of text

Manageable paragraphs and short sentences

Multiple subject matter and text types to fully develop reading ability and engagement

Contents, Index and vocabulary page included in every book

Questions at the end to ensure the reader has understood as well as read the text

Bright, modern covers

Eye-catching pictures and contemporary content

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British Music by Matt Anniss

When it comes to music, Britain leads the world! This is the story of some of the country’s most successful musicians, from superb singers and brilliant bands, to radical rappers and electronic aces.

Step inside to find out more about Britain’s best, including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Calvin Harris and Dizzee Rascal.

Fantastic Films by Matt Anniss

Have you ever read a book and thought ‘They should make this into a film’? If so, read on! 

Packed with fun facts and figures, Fantastic Films takes you behind the scenes of the movie-making process. Along the way, you’ll find out how your favourite stories make it to the big screen, from Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, to Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Get the Look! by Alison Hawes


  • Celebrity inspired make-up tutorials.
  • Make-up tips.
  • A look at what the celebs are wearing on the red carpet.
  • Advice on how to dress for that special occasion.


How to Spend Like a Celebrity by Ann Evans

Fancy spending money like a celebrity? Splashing out on private jets, sleek speedboats and flashy cars? Dining out in the best restaurants? Hiring an entire cinema for just you and a friend?

Dream on – and see some of the crazily expensive things you could buy if you could spend like a celebrity!

Music Festivals by Danny Pearson

Where are the biggest music festivals on the planet and who performs at them?


Find out about the festivals, the stars and the essential pieces of kit you need to survive them!

Social Superstars by Beverly Sanford

From Instagram to Vine, from YouTube to Twitter, the age of the internet has created a whole new kind of celebrity. But who are they? And how did they do it?

This book looks at some of the most popular social media stars, the craziest internet fads and how being socially smart can be big business!

Survival and Wildlife Experts by Jonny Zucker

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the wilderness with little food and water or to try and make friends with a lion?

In this book you’ll meet Bear Grylls, Kellie Nightlinger and a host of other wildlife and survival experts.

Read about their adventures, learn their techniques and pick up skills that could save your life!

Top Talent Shows by Cheryl Lanyon

Is The X Factor your must-see Saturday viewing? Does ‘Buzzers at the ready!’ get your fingers twitching?

This book is all about the people who make the best talent shows on TV funny, exciting and addictive!

Read about the judges, coaches and presenters and why we can’t get enough of them.

Save 10% when you buy the whole series!

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