Strange Town by Danny Pearson and Steve Beckett

Secondary Resources
Reluctant Readers
Primary Resources
Billy Badger's Book Club
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Strange Town
The Strange Town Squad, Logan, Eva & Otis

Welcome to Strange Town

Logan is about to find out that some towns can be stranger than others. His family have just moved to the remote town of Strange and Logan is not exactly happy. It looks funny, it smells funny and it even feels funny, if that’s even possible?

Everyone and everything in this town just doesn’t seem right, but no one seems to care or even notice. Everyone that is apart from Eva, the girl next door. She has spent years collecting evidence of the weird goings on that have happened in Strange Town. With a tree house full of strange objects, newspaper cuttings and photos, she is convinced that Strange isn’t just a clever name for this town.

Logan and Eva, along with Logan’s dog Otis, are the Strange Town Squad - always ready and on the look out for all things strange.

Together, they are faced with bizarre scenarios, including discovering a sinister group of elves that are planning on pick pocketing the town’s football fans, and tackling a giant space kitten! They even come across urban legends such as Bigfoot and the creature from the green lagoon!

These eight stories take place in and around Strange Town and are ideal for Reluctant Readers with a reading age as low as 7-8. However, the look and feel of each title will excite and attract a typical 9-12 year old; with simple yet punchy sentence structures, full page vibrant colour illustrations and humorous themes.

Check back regularly for blog posts about each title and updates about all things strange!

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Buy The Iron Stones
Buy Thor Next Door
Buy Shopping Spree
Buy The Space Kitten
Buy Extra Time
Buy Bigfoot Rescue
Buy Going Underground
Buy Rubbish Invasion

Key series features:

  • Humorous and light-hearted storylines
  • Dyslexia-friendly font and spaced out paragraphs
  • Age-appropriate look and feel, coupled with realistic amounts of text
  • General introduction ensures that each book can be read as a standalone novel, whilst in context with the others in the series
  • A page at the beginning to introduce the characters and highlight any difficult vocabulary
  • Colour illustrations to hold reader’s interest and encourage the sense of achievement created from turning the page
  • Questions at the back to help the reader understand and contextualise the text
  • A full colour map at the back to help readers visualise the world as a whole
  • An informative and fun introduction to the author and illustrator

Strange Town Blog

By Danny Pearson & Steve Beckett
Strange Town: The Iron Stones
Strange Town: Thor Next Door
Strange Town: Shopping Spree
Strange Town: The Space Kitten
Strange Town: Extra Time
Strange Town: Bigfoot Rescue
Strange Town: Going Underground
Strange Town: Rubbish Invasion