Reading Stars Plus is Ransom's new reading programme to support older, struggling readers. It is a structured programme with systematic progression, for children who have fallen behind. The Reading Stars Plus books are all high interest age, low reading age books, with an interest age of 9-13 years. The programme follows the same structure as Ransom Reading Stars, but focuses on the ten lowest levels, where the need for books of this type is greatest: the four phonics levels covering Phases Two to Five of the Letters and Sounds programme, followed by six Book Bands - Pink through to Orange. The series includes Fiction and non-fiction titles with strong boy and girl appeal across the range. The series fresh and modern with strong illustrations and topics and stories which are multicultural and inclusive.
Stephen Rickard is a writer and publisher, and has written and developed many award-winning books and software titles. He specialises in books that develop reading skills and an enthusiasm for reading in reluctant and struggling readers.