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Medicines Old and New

Discover Medicines Old and New, a non-fiction title from Story Seekers Series 3 - short chapter books designed for students with reading difficulties. This book explores the world of traditional, and some more recent, Chinese medicines and inventions. It looks at the Chinese doctor Tu Youyou and her team, who created a drug for malaria. 

The third series of Story Seekers is designed for readers aged 9 to 12 with a current reading level of 7.5 to 8 years old. The topics, like Chinese medicine and Lost Cities, appeal to students' age, while the vocabulary matches their current reading abilities.  

The books improve reading comprehension through an integrated literacy approach. There is a strong focus on linguistic comprehension and phonemic and phonological awareness. 

Story Seekers books are versatile. They can be used for guided and independent reading and by ESOL learners. They are also designed to be easily read by individuals with dyslexia. 

Don't forget to have a look at our Story Seekers sets: 

Title Set (6 student copies of the same title): $75.00 
Class Set (6 student copies of each of the 14 titles + the Series 3 Activity Book): $966.00 

Ages: 9-12 | Pages: 32 | Code: 51232 | ISBN: 9781776559435

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Philippa Werry

Philippa lives in Wellington and writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays for children and young adults. Her books have been shortlisted for a number of awards and prizes. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies and has been broadcast on radio. She maintains several writing blogs and is a frequent speaker at schools with the Writers in Schools programme. For further info, see