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Book Extracts for Reading Aloud

Reading an extract from a book is a great way to get the feel of the author’s style and the kind of story that is being told. It will hopefully leave you wanting to read more…

Aquila 2

The Story…
After a trip to New York, the boys are eager for more fun, but with almost endless possibilities for excitement, will they be able to keep Aquila a secret for long? Or will a simple mistake reveal everything and ruin the fun forever?

Click here to read Chapter 1 of Aquila 2 or here to download and print.

Aquila

The Story…
While bunking off on a geography field-trip, Tom and Geoff have found Aquila (it means ‘eagle’ in Latin) a vehicle that has lain hidden for centuries. It turns out to be a fantastic flying machine that can travel incredible distances, take them wherever they wish and even make itself invisible.

Click here to read Aquila extracts or click on the links below to download & print.
Chapter 1 pages1 – 4

pages 16 to 18
pages 54 to 58

The Touchstone

The Story…
Douglas has been given a Touchstone by an alien called Kai. When he holds the stone he can see Gedrus, an intergalactic librarian who has access to the answers to pretty much everything in the Universe. Douglas had asked for help for his friend Ivo who was making a robot to take part in a Robot Wars competition…

Click here to read chapter 1 of The Touchstone  or click on the links below to download & print.
Chapter 1 pages 1 – 3 3mins
Chapter 1 10mins


The Portal

The Story…
William and his brother Daniel come home from school one day to find their parents have disappeared. Uncle Larry turns up to look after them and explains to William that their father is the manager of a Star Portal in the basement. The Portal is a stopping off point for Aliens on their way across the galaxy. William has to be the manager of the Portal until they can solve the mystery of where his parents have gone.

Click here to read Chapter 1 of  The Portal or here to down load and print.

The Unluckiest Boy in the World

The Story… Nicholas was on holiday in Spain with his mother when he fell under a curse by weeing on an ancient grave. Having bad luck happen all around him makes life very tricky so Nicholas has started at a new school where a girl called Fiona is helping him settle in.
Chapter 1 The Curse page16
Chapter 3 Pages 28 – 32

Ctrl-Z

The Story…
When Alex is given a laptop by Godfather John for his birthday, he finds it has a Ctrl-Z function lets him ‘undo’ time. Half an hour, two hours, four – if he wants to, he can rewind his life to any point that day. Which is kind of handy for those occasions when things didn’t go too well first time round, and he’d like the chance to try again.

Click here to read Chapter 1 of  Ctrl-Z or here to down load and print.

Chapter 1  pages 1 – 6

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