Colegio Sagrado Corazón – Carmelitas. Valencia. Departamento de Inglés.
RECOMMENDED ENGLISH READINGS FOR SUMMER
RECOMMENDED ENGLISH READINGS Here you are a list of recommended readings. “A good book to read is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend” friend” Unknown author
1st and 2nd Cycle of ESO LEVEL A1
DOCTOR DOLITTLE HUGH LOFTING
Genre: Classic Fiction Level: Easy Words: 200-400 Headwords Dr John Dolittle loves animals and they love him, too. In fact, he prefers animals to his human patients! One day, Dr Dolittle receives a knock on his head and soon discovers that he can speak to animals in their own language. This leads to a change in career for the doctor, who then finds himself, and his beloved monkey Chee-Chee, on a mission to war-torn Africa.
THE GHOST TEACHER JULIE HART
Genre: Horror / Suspense Level: Medium Words: 200-400 headwords West Hill School is just an ordinary school, but one day a new teacher arrives and some very strange things start to happen. The teacher comes to work in a car that has no driver. He carries a newspaper dating from 1935. And he always seems to punish the same boy. What is going on?
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW WASHINGTON IRVING
Genre: Classic Fiction Level: Difficult Words: 200-400 Headwords Sleepy Hollow is a quiet, peaceful place near the Hudson River in the USA, but it is alive with stories about ghosts and witches. One night, the teacher in Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, has a terrifying adventure with Sleepy Hollow’s most famous ghost, the Headless Horseman, with unexpected results. Everyone will enjoy this exciting story.
THE EVIL PAINTING JULIE HART
Genre: Horror / Suspense Level: Medium Words: 400-600 Headwords Claire and Philip’s mother comes home one day with a new painting. The painting seems to have an evil influence over their mother. The two teenagers don’t have a choice – they have to destroy the painting in order to save their mother. But it’s not such a simple task ... what is the secret of the painting?
FOOTSTEPS SIMON BETTERTON
Genre: Fiction Level: Easy Words: 400-600 Headwords John is a school security guard. It’s a routine job, but one day, strange things start to happen. Mary, one of the teachers, disappears; then John loses his job unexpectedly. He decides to discover what’s happening. But can he find Mary? Who is the mysterious stranger? And what does the echo in the corridor mean?
THE THIEF OF ALWAYS CLIVE BARKER
Genre: Classic Adventure Level: Difficult Words: 400-600 Headwords Harvey is a bored teenager ... until he arrives at the Holiday House, where life is fun and exciting. The seasons change every day and there are flying cars and different holidays all the time. There's only one rule in the house – questions aren't allowed. But Harvey soon discovers he's being held prisoner there by the mysterious Mr Hood, who hears and knows everything. How will Harvey ever escape?
ALL ABOUT THE USA EMILY WINSTON
Genre: Non-Fiction Level: Difficult Words: 400-600 Headwords All About the USA tells us about the country's history and culture. Find out about the pilgrims who first came to this land and the interesting places and people that are part of this nation. Travel to the vast Grand Canyon and then head to the spectacular Niagara Falls. You will also discover the reasons behind special holidays and read about interesting legends and myths. Read All About the USA and experience the best of the USA.
THE SWAN AND THE HITCH-HIKER ROALD DAHL
Genre: Fantasy Level: Medium Words: 600-900 Headwords Two short stories from the well-known writer of fiction for young readers. The Swan is about a brutal pair of bullies and the ambiguous triumph of their victim. The Hitch-hiker is a strange and sometimes hilarious tale of a man, a fast car and a very unusual passenger.
A DREAM COME TRUE ELSPETH RAWSTRON
Genre: Adventure Level: Easy Words: 600-900 Headwords When Tanya and Dan audition for a band, little do they know what dangers lie in store for them. Why does the famous pop star, Lara Lane, have such a hold over her manager, Sam Sinclair? And why are two sinister-looking men so interested in Tanyaâ€™s earrings? Will Tanya and Dan solve the mysteries?
MY LADY, ANN BOLEYN HEATHER CALDWELL
Genre: Biography Level: Medium Words: 600-900 Headwords Servant girl Meg tells the sad story of her mistress, Anne Boleyn. Anne captivated King Henry VIII, who later broke his union with the Catholic Church to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marry Anne. This infuriated Catholics everywhere and made Anne very unpopular. Anne couldn't give Henry a male heir and soon discovered that a king's love comes and goes, with tragic consequences for her.
THE INNOCENT VICTIM SIMON BETTERTON
Genre: Fiction Level: Medium Words: 900-1,300 Headwords Richard Andersonâ€™s greatest love in life is his motorbike, but one day, his motorbike is stolen. This has very unusual consequences for Richard, who ends up being charged with armed robbery. Held in custody and brought to trial, Richard has to rely on the help of his girlfriend, Alison, to prove his innocence.
CHANNEL TO THE FUTURE SANDRA SHERWOOD
Genre: Modern Fiction Level: Easy Words: 900-1,300 Headwords Jordan Connelly is an ordinary teenager, until one day, he accidentally discovers a mysterious channel on his family's new TV. Jordan's friends think he's a psychic because he sees events on the Channel to the Future the day before they happen. At first, he's very excited. But then things start to get out of control and Jordan finds himself in a life-and-death situation. Can he change the future?
ALL ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA PHILLIPA TRACY
Genre: Non-Fiction Level: Medium Words: 900-1,300 Headwords In All About South Africa, we learn about this country's turbulent history from when the first Europeans landed until today. Get to know South Africa's national hero, Nelson Mandela, and how he fought against apartheid. Find out why South Africa had got eleven official languages and why it's called the Rainbow Nation. Discover natural wonders like Table Mountain, the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park, home to the magnificient wildlife of South Africa.