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AA - Set 1 - Complete Set 1 x 15 Titles - Highlights - Age 7+ - HIGHL1, VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
1 AA - Set 1 - Complete Set 1 x 15 Titles - Highlights - Age 7+ - HIGHL1
VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 
2,000-3,000 words.
Highlights is a new series of original works of fiction aimed at students aged 10-15 years who are reading below level. The stories were specifically written for this audience with each author writing three stories to create a mini-series, thus encouraging the reader to want to read more. Each mini-series is in the same genre. Highlights Set 1 covers different genres - Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy and Realist Fiction - helping readers to learn the language conventions associated with the genre.
Each book is supported by full colour 'manga style' illustrations to reinforce and supplement the text. Every right hand page is an illustration designed to accompany the text and assist in comprehension. The stories are dynamic and use a variety of dramatic devices including changes of perspective and variations of cell size and shape.
Available in audio CD to support each short novel are Adventure Trilogy, Mystery Trilogy and Fantasy Trilogy Titles in Set 1: Crash!; Staying Alive; Goodbye; Questions; Secrets; Enemies; Mandurra; Return to Mandurra; Mandurra magic; Making the Team; Wheels; Winning or the Team?; Jacob Nickel; The House; Identities. 
Price: 179.25 AUD
 
 
AA - Set 1 - Teaching Guide Highlights - Age 7+, VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
2 AA - Set 1 - Teaching Guide Highlights - Age 7+
VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1741641322 / 9781741641325 
2,000-3,000 words.
The Highlights! Teaching Guide includes suggested classroom activities and work sheets designed to support the school use of Highlights!. They include:
- Generic activities and work sheets that can be adapted to any of the books at this level
- Book specific activities for before and/or after reading
- Three work sheets per book. Titles covered by this Guide: Crash!; Staying Alive; Goodbye; Questions; Secrets; Enemies; Mandurra; Return to Mandurra; Mandurra magic; Making the Team; Wheels; Winning or the Team?; Jacob Nickel; The House; Identities. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
 
 
AA - Set 2 - Complete Set 2 x 12 Titles - Highlights - Age 8+ - HIGHL2, O`TOOLE
3 AA - Set 2 - Complete Set 2 x 12 Titles - Highlights - Age 8+ - HIGHL2
O`TOOLE
Victoria Blake Education 2005 
3,000-4,000 words.
Highlights is a series of original works of fiction aimed at students aged 10-15 years who are reading below level.
The stories are specifically written for this audience, with each author writing three stories to create a mini-series, thus encouraging the reader to want to read more. Each mini-series is in the same genre. Highlights covers different genres, helping readers to learn the language associated with the genre.
Each book is supported by full colour ‘manga style’ illustrations to reinforce and supplement the text. Every right hand page is a full colour illustration to accompany the text and assist comprehension. The stories are dynamic and use a variety of dramatic devices, including changes of perspective and variations of cell size and shape. Titles covered in this set: Theft in the Museum; Who Steals From a Thief?; Unmasked; Time Tube; Invisible Detective; Alien Doctor; Trouble with Weddings; Trouble with Boyfriends; Trouble with Holidays; Rescue; Battle for the Bloodstone; Into the Goblin Deep. 
Price: 143.40 AUD
 
 
AA - Set 2 - Teaching Guide Highlights - Age 8+, O`TOOLE
4 AA - Set 2 - Teaching Guide Highlights - Age 8+
O`TOOLE
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1741641330 / 9781741641332 
3,000-4,000 words.14 page card with14 page card with 7 labelled photos, teachers' notes and a blackline master. 14 page card with 7 labelled photos, teachers' notes and a blackline master.7 labelled photos, teachers' notes and a blackline master.
The Highlights! Teaching Guide includes suggested classroom activities and work sheets designed to support the school use of Highlights!. They include:
- Generic activities and work sheets that can be adapted to any of the books at this level
- Book specific activities for before and/or after reading
- Three work sheets per book. Titles covered by this Guide: Theft in the Museum; Who Steals From a Thief?; Unmasked; Time Tube; Invisible Detective; Alien Doctor; Trouble with Weddings; Trouble with Boyfriends; Trouble with Holidays; Rescue; Battle for the Bloodstone; Into the Goblin Deep. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 1 - Crash! - Highlights - Age 7+, ANN HARTH
5 Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 1 - Crash! - Highlights - Age 7+
ANN HARTH
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090395 / 9781865090399 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Crash!; 2 - Staying Alive; 3 - Goodbye.
2,000-3,000 words. Crash! deals with courage and self-reliance. Nalini and Zed are flying to visit their relatives for a holiday. Their plane encounters a huge storm and crashes near a deserted island. The pilot is killed and the teenagers are alone. They manage to find shelter, food and even water. It seems almost too easy for two young people stranded all alone. Or are they alone? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 2 - Staying Alive - Highlights - Age 7+, ANN HARTH
6 Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 2 - Staying Alive - Highlights - Age 7+
ANN HARTH
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090409 / 9781865090405 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Crash!; 2 - Staying Alive; 3 - Goodbye.
2,000-3,000 words. Staying Alive deals with trust and cooperation. Nalini and Zed are stranded on an island after their plane crashes. Every day, they wait for a rescue plane to find them. While waiting, they look for food and water. Their biggest problem is how to make a fire. Their solitude is interrupted by Nu, a man who has been living on the island for years. Will he help them to be rescued, or does he want company on the island? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 3 - Goodbye - Highlights - Age 7+, ANN HARTH
7 Set 1 - Adventure Trilogy Book 3 - Goodbye - Highlights - Age 7+
ANN HARTH
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090417 / 9781865090412 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Crash!; 2 - Staying Alive; 3 - Goodbye.
2,000-3,000 words. Goodbye deals with friendship and risk. Nalini and Zed were in a plane crash. Now they are forced to live on a deserted island until they are rescued. An old man called Nu is also living on the island. He helps them find food and water and light a signal fire, but he himself does not want to be found. Will Nalini and Zed be rescued? If they are, will Nu come with them or remain on this isolated island? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 1 - Mandurra - Highlights - Age 7+, WEEKS, JAN
8 Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 1 - Mandurra - Highlights - Age 7+
WEEKS, JAN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090425 / 9781865090429 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Mandurra; 2 - Return to Mandurra; 3 - Mandurra Magic.
2,000-3,000 words. Sally Morgan lives in the old house Mandurra, now shabby and poor but once a great house. There's no money for her to go on camp, so she goes to the attic to see if there's something she can sell, bumps her head and is back in the house in 1910, when the house was in its prime. She saves horses from a fire, collapses, and awakes in hospital back in the present. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 2 - Return to Mandurra - Highlights - Age 7+, WEEKS, JAN
9 Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 2 - Return to Mandurra - Highlights - Age 7+
WEEKS, JAN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090433 / 9781865090436 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Mandurra; 2 - Return to Mandurra; 3 - Mandurra Magic.
2,000-3,000 words. Sally dozes in the sun and is back in 1910. She tells the family that Guy had started the fire. They need money to feed the stock. There's a horse race worth fifty pound which Tom enters, but he's too sore to ride, so Sally rides and wins. Then she wakes up back in the present time. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 3 - Mandurra Magic - Highlights - Age 7+, WEEKS, JAN
10 Set 1 - Fantasy Trilogy Book 3 - Mandurra Magic - Highlights - Age 7+
WEEKS, JAN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090441 / 9781865090443 
Six chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Mandurra; 2 - Return to Mandurra; 3 - Mandurra Magic.
2,000-3,000 words. Sally is back in the past once more. They have a new dog, Patch, which Guy particularly likes, but it appears Patch is killing calves. Guy runs away with Patch, but returns when Patch is caught in a trap. They realise that Patch wasn't the dog killing the calves. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 1 - Questions - Highlights - Age 7+, VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
11 Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 1 - Questions - Highlights - Age 7+
VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 186509045X / 9781865090450 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Questions; 2 - Secrets; 3 - Enemies.
2,000-3,000 words. Questions is about having to deal with a reality that you don't completely understand. Abigail is a schoolgirl who dreams of a life of adventure. She is closely guarded by her father and her bodyguard but she doesn't know why. What is her father hiding? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 2 - Secrets - Highlights - Age 7+, VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
12 Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 2 - Secrets - Highlights - Age 7+
VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090468 / 9781865090467 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Questions; 2 - Secrets; 3 - Enemies.
2,000-3,000 words. Secrets is about trust and safety. Abigail knows her father keeps secrets from her. He worries about her safety and won't tell her why. One night, intruders break into their house and Abigail finally gets the answers to her questions. She discovers that her father and Josh work for a secret, government agency and that they are all in danger from the agency's enemies. Abigail's father has no choice but to go to the agency's headquarters - and take Abigail along 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 3 - Enemies - Highlights - Age 7+, VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
13 Set 1 - Mystery Trilogy Book 3 - Enemies - Highlights - Age 7+
VIRGINIA BOEKENSTEIN
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865090476 / 9781865090474 
Eight chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Questions; 2 - Secrets; 3 - Enemies.
2,000-3,000 words. Enemies is about overcoming the past. Abigail's life has changed forever. She has discovered that her father and her best friend, Josh, are secret agents. She knows that their enemies are trying to kill her and joins a team of secret agents to stop them. Abigail plays an important part in their mission's success. She finds out the surprising truth about who has been behind the attacks. At the end of the book, Abigail fulfils her dream of a life of adventure - she becomes a secret agent. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 1 - Making the Team - Highlights - Age 7+, NEWBURN, DENNY
14 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 1 - Making the Team - Highlights - Age 7+
NEWBURN, DENNY
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641497 / 9781741641493 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Making the Team; 2 - Wheels; 3 - Winning or the Team.
2,000-3,000 words. John and Matt are school mates who love basketball. It's the start of a new year and they try out for the school basketball squad. They make the squad, then the first team, and star in the roster. Regional selectors come to view them, and they both get asked to join the national squad. Then John is run down by a car. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 2 - Wheels - Highlights - Age 7+, NEWBURN, DENNY
15 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 2 - Wheels - Highlights - Age 7+
NEWBURN, DENNY
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641500 / 9781741641509 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Making the Team; 2 - Wheels; 3 - Winning or the Team.
2,000-3,000 words. The story continues: John recovers in hospital. He'll have to use a wheelchair and won't be able to play basketball. He goes home and to school, and grows stronger, and his ambition is to regain the use of his feet. The basketball coach suggests he plays wheelchair basketball, which he does, and enjoys it. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 3 - Winning or the Team? - Highlights - Age 7+, NEWBURN, DENNY
16 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 1Trilogy Book 3 - Winning or the Team? - Highlights - Age 7+
NEWBURN, DENNY
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641519 / 9781741641516 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Making the Team; 2 - Wheels; 3 - Winning or the Team.
2,000-3,000 words. The story continues: John is confined to a wheelchair, but this does not stop him coaching and playing his beloved game of basketball. He is a star on the local wheelchair basketball team. The rules are different in wheelchair basketball but John adapts well. Can John put the team's needs above his own? And will he win his biggest challenge...to walk again? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 1 - Jacob Nickel - Highlights - Age 7+, BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
17 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 1 - Jacob Nickel - Highlights - Age 7+
BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641446 / 9781741641448 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Jacob Nickel; 2 - The House; 3 - Identities.
2,000-3,000 words. Jacob Nickel is a homeless boy sleeping on the street when he witnesses a robbery at a jewelry shop. He goes in after the robbers to put out the fire, grabs the security tape and runs, but the police see him. Eventually the police catch him, but his information leads to the conviction of the robbers, and a foster home is found for Jacob. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 2 - The House - Highlights - Age 7+, BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
18 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 2 - The House - Highlights - Age 7+
BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641454 / 9781741641455 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Jacob Nickel; 2 - The House; 3 - Identities.
2,000-3,000 words. Jacob helps his foster parents repair their house. On the top floor are the belongings of the previous family, who left everything when they left. Slowly Jacob uncovers information about this family, with Detective Tessa's help. Might the missing family be Jacob's family? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 3 - Identities - Highlights - Age 7+, BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
19 Set 1 - Realistic Fiction 2 Trilogy Book 3 - Identities - Highlights - Age 7+
BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
Victoria Blake Education 2006 1741641462 / 9781741641462 
Seven chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Jacob Nickel; 2 - The House, 3 - Identities.
2,000-3,000 words. The story continues: Detective Tessa Rivera tracks down Jacob's father to a small Caribbean island and brings him back so that Jacob and his father are re-united. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
 
Set 2 - Detective Trilogy Book 1 - Theft in the Museum - Highlights - Age 8+, BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
20 Set 2 - Detective Trilogy Book 1 - Theft in the Museum - Highlights - Age 8+
BOEKENSTEIN, VIRGINIA
Victoria Blake Education 2005 1865098701 / 9781865098708 
Six chapters, cartoon illustrations. Set of three: 1 - Theft in the Museum; 2 - Who Steals From a Thief?; 3 - Unmasked.
3,000-4,000 words. The book Theft in the Museum deals with overcoming assumptions about people. Someone has stolen an ancient Persian book that tells were a treasure is hidden. Detective Peter Walsh is on the case, with help from archaeologist Dr Jen Thomas. But could the thief be Kai, someone Jen knows and likes? 
Price: 11.95 AUD
 
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