Medicines Old and New: Title Set 6 student copies Cover

Medicines Old and New: Title Set 6 student copies

In Medicines Old and New, you will learn about traditional and some more recent Chinese medicines and inventions. As you read, you will find out about the Chinese doctor Tu Youyou and her team, who made a drug to treat malaria. 

Medicines Old and New is one of the titles in the third series of Story Seekers - a collection of short chapter books aimed at reluctant readers. The fascinating topics appeal to students aged 9 to 12 years old with the vocabulary matched to their current reading level (7.5 to 8 years old).  

The books use an integrated approach to improve literacy skills, focusing on decoding words and linguistic comprehension. The images have also been considered as a way to support visual comprehension.  

These incredibly versatile books can be used for guided reading, independent reading, or as invaluable support for ESOL students - making them an excellent choice for individuals with diverse learning needs. 

Are you on the hunt for other books to support students with reading difficulties?  

Single book: $13.50 
Class Set (6 student copies of each of the 14 titles + the Series 3 Activity Book): $966.00

Ages: 9-12 | Code: 51232P6

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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