Free Runners are amazing. But what can they do? Free Runners is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Pink Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 145-word non-fiction title is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers.
Free Runners features a short, highly-structured, repetitive text with limited vocabulary. It features short, predictable texts with natural language. It has larger print, appropriate fonts and clear spacing.
Free Runners is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands.
More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.
Alice Hemmings studied illustration part-time while working at Middlesex University, which gave her the idea of writing for illustrators. She has now had a number of books published for younger readers. Alice regularly visits local schools, hoping to inspire future authors.