Leveled books for the 5 – 12 year reading levels:

Rainbow Reading Series

Our flagship reading series, developed, thoroughly researched and trialled by qualified reading specialists in New Zealand. It has been enthusiastically accepted by teachers and students worldwide through distributors in N.Z, Australia, U.K, Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa.

Features:
– Eight colour-coded levels, with 160 individual titles!
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen, CD & MP3)
– Additional student activities. (On disk or USB for printing copies)
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material.

Silver – (5 to 5.5 Years Reading Level)
White – (5.5 to 6 Years Reading Level)
Red – (6 to 7 Years Reading Level)
Orange – (7 to 8 Years Reading Level)
Yellow – (8 to 9 Years Reading Level)
Green – (9 to 10 Years Reading Level)
Blue – (10 to 11 Years Reading Level)
Violet – (11 to 12 Years Reading Level)

New Heights Series

Following on from the success of the Rainbow Reading series, and based on the same standard of research, New Heights brings more stories and new interesting topics for young readers to explore and grow.

Features:
– Four colour-coded levels, with 80 individual titles!
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen & MP3)
– Additional student activities. (On disk or USB for printing copies)
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material.

White – (5.5 to 6 Years Reading Level)
Red – (6 to 7 Years Reading Level)
Orange – (7 to 8 Years Reading Level)
Yellow – (8 to 9 Years Reading Level)

Preschool & Early Education:

miniRainbows Series

Books with a “magic” audio pen, for pre-schoolers and children in their first years of school, to encourage them to love reading and to acquire basic understandings that are critical to success in learning to read.

The “magical” audio pen reads the words both fluently and one by one AND makes sounds when illustrations are touched.

Features:
– Two series, with 20 individual titles.
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen)
– Plus a My Alphabet book, Counting Rhymes and Nursery Rhymes.

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Drama / Theatre Scripts:

(Boost Listening & Spoken Language Skills)

Speak Out Reader’s Theatre

Aimed at students in Years 3 – 6, Speak Out Reader’s Theatre is play (drama/theatre) readings for ALL students in Years 3 – 6 although all theatre scripts are interesting and appealing to a wide range of ages and stages.

Features:
– Three sets (of 8 scripts), 24 individual titles as both hard copy and digitised.
– Accompanying audio support & activities.
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material on disk.

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Working With Older Students:

Selections Series

Based on the proven formula of Rainbow Reading, but designed to appeal to students who are older, the Selections Series is of interest to readers 14 years plus who are reading at lower reading levels.

Includes content that is of interest to adults (driving, relationships, exams, jobs, drugs and more)

Features:
– Four series, with 40 individual titles.
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen, CD & MP3)
– Additional student activities. (On disk or USB for printing copies)
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material.

White – (5.5 to 6 Years Reading Level)
Red – (6 to 7 Years Reading Level)
Orange – (7 to 8 Years Reading Level)
Yellow – (8 to 9 Years Reading Level)

Choose A Path Books

The Choose A Path books are especially of high interest to older readers, and are available at 5 different reading levels. (See below for more details.)

Marathon Books - Driver's Seat

Driver’s Seat is narrative nonfiction that is aimed at Years 7-10 boys and girls (12-15-year-olds) who need simple, high-interest nonfiction to encourage them to read. (Reading level: 9 – 10 years)

Also includes two interactive stories, similar to Choose A Path.
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Especially Aimed At Young Male Readers:

 (But enjoyed by both boys and girls!)

ToXic Series

This series is based on the proven formula of Rainbow Reading, but is not readily identifiable as such. It features fictional and non-fictional content that is humorous, slightly risque (body gunk, filthy and vile creatures etc) and informative to engage and delight reluctant readers.

Features:
– 20 individual titles.
– Accompanying audio support, read by young men. (Audio Pen, CD & MP3)
– Student activities, including “Make and Do” activities. (On disk or USB for printing copies)
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material.

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Totally ToXic Series

Back by popular demand, we’re pleased to bring a second set of books aimed at the interests of young males (but which we know many females will also enjoy).

A “brother” to the ToXic series, featuring 20 new titles (with audio support and activities).

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Marathon Books NZ

NZ books with local characters and settings for children, especially boys, who have difficulty reading, need remedial reading support, are learning English as a second language, or just don’t want to read. Aimed at 7 – 10 year reading level.

Features:
– Four levelled series, with 47 individual titles.
– Accompanying audio support. (For Super Sandwich and Power Button)
– Teacher’s Manual/Support Material.

Super Sandwich (Mata) – Aimed at Year 3-6 boys (7-10-year-olds)
Power Button (Tas) – Aimed at 4-8 Boys (8-11-year-olds)
Power Button Adv (Josh) – Year 4-10 boys (8-11year-olds)
Driver’s Seat – Aimed at Years 7-10 boys and girls (12-15-year-olds)

Interactive Reading:

Choose A Path

Choose a path books involve readers by putting them in the driving seat – making decisions and experiencing the consequences of their choices!

Features:
– Six individual titles from 7 to 12 years reading level.
– Approx. 32 pages each with multiple paths full of adventure and choices!
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen, CD/MP3)
– Additional student activities. (As PDF files on disk for printing)

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Learning Languages:

Lingomagic (Learning English)

Lingomagic is an interactive English Language programme featuring a magical reading pen. It is for children, adults and families in the early stages of learning to speak and read English.

Features:
– 10 individual titles plus an Essential English Vocabulary book.
– Accompanying audio support. (Audio Pen)
– Each colourfully illustrated 16-page book has an interactive activity at the back to make practice fun.

See the Lingomagic Website for details. (External website link)

Arahia Books (Learning Māori/Te Reo)

Comprising six bilingual, audio-assisted titles that are aligned to the achievement objectives in the Māori Language curriculum guidelines.

Features:
– Six individual titles, as both big and little books.
– Digital versions with audio for playing on the big screen.
– Additional student activities. (On disk/USB or as a digital download)
– Teacher’s notes.

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