Author(s): Barbara Catchpole
Ben leaves home and moves into a flat with two other boys. It is not long after they've moved in that their worst fears come to life ...literally. Ben's Room is one of brand-new titles for the Shades 2.0 series, it is great for reluctant older readers, and is perfect for fans of ghost and horror stories. The Shades 2.0 books offer fast-paced, shorter stories (just 64pp each) for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10.
Barbara Catchpole taught for over forty years before becoming a full time writer. Her interest in special needs education and disability issues was first sparked by her middle son, who was born profoundly deaf. Barbara has taught as a Special Needs Coordinator and has held leadership positions in several schools, including Academies. She has also worked as SENCo in a secure training centre. Barbara writes primarily for reluctant and struggling readers, with the aim of entertaining the reader and developing empathy for the characters.