Bad Company by Richard MacAndrew'I'm afraid I've got some bad news,' said Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd. 'We found a body on the beach this morning. We believe it is Claudia Engel. We also believe that someone murdered her.' 'What?' McNab's mouth fell open. 'Claudia? I don't believe it. It can't be true.'
Call Number: F M1183bc 2011 (Level 5 orange)
Circle Games by Frank BrennanFive stories to make you smile, and think: a Chinese lion dancer turns round and round; an old wooden wheel sits on an English pub wall; an American teenager makes a new wheel for a car; a bicycle taxi driver in Singapore helps a sick girl; and an English student finds a strange, very old disc.
Call Number: F B75c 2005 (Level 5 orange)
Different Worlds by Margaret Johnson"In my world there are no birds singing. There are no noisy men working on the roads. No people leaving bars late at night shouting at each other. No babies crying." Sam is like any other teenage girl except that she was born deaf. Now she is in love with Jim, but are their worlds too different?
Call Number: F J635d 2003 (Level 5 orange)
The Double Bass Mystery by Jeremy HarmerPenny Wade is a musician. She is enjoying her first visit to Barcelona with her orchestra. But first her double bass is lost, and then someone with her orchestra dies. The police want to know what happened, and Penny'slife changes as she also slowly learns the truth. From p. 4 of cover.
Call Number: F H2283d 1999 (Level 5 orange)
The Man from Nowhere by Bernard SmithA man is walking slowly in the desert. He is not wearing a shirt. The sun is on his back, which is burnt red. He cannot see, he cannot think. He does not know where he is or who he is. He only knows that he must keep moving, keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep moving, or die.
Call Number: F Sm515m 2000 (Level 5 orange)
One Day by Helen NaylorIt was just a normal Friday evening in Moreland Road. Jason's mother was calling him, but he was listening to music. Nina had some news but wasn't sure how to tell her husband about it. Maggie had a smile on her face as she thought about her holiday in Chile. Same looked a bit worried--but then Sam always looked worried.
Call Number: F N2332o 2008 (Level 5 orange)
Superbird by Brian TomlinsonA spaceship crashes on a strange planet and everyone on it dies, except for one person . She helps the people of the planet to build their own spaceship, and returns home in it. But when she is back home with her own people, the real trouble begins.
Call Number: F T595s 1999 (Level 5 orange)
"Read a short story or a few paragraphs to a friend who is also studying English. Compare the differences and discuss what might be the reasons for the differences."