Josh Jones and the House of Fails Smell-a-Screen Cover

Josh Jones and the House of Fails Smell-a-Screen

Josh loves to visit Auntie Deb. Her house is a bit like a museum of failed inventions. He discovers a machine called Smell-a-Screen. He asks to borrow it. At home with the family, he presses some buttons and pulls the handle...the crazy tricks begin. 

Follow Josh's journey in this fiction chapter book from Story Seekers Series 3. Designed to engage students aged 9 to 12, currently reading at a 7.5 to 8-year-old level, these books empower them with reading techniques to be confident readers. Story Seekers uses an integrated literacy approach, focusing on decoding words and linguistic comprehension, to improve literacy skills.  

Although the vocabulary is specific for students' reading level, the captivating storylines and variety of images draw in older readers. 

These books are incredibly versatile and can be utilised in a variety of settings. They work well in guided reading sessions, as independent reading materials, and as support resources for ESOL learners. Every title in the collection is dyslexia-friendly. 

If you are interested in a range of chapter books for kids: 

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: 51253 | ISBN: 9781776559855

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Paul Mason

Inspired by his own family and from his time as a primary school teacher, Paul likes to write stories that get young readers turning pages. Paul has an extensive body of published work crossing a range of genres, including the novels The International Yeti Collective and Shadowspring. He lives on an island in Aotearoa New Zealand, and can be found with a little book and a fountain pen in his hands, catching ideas before they disappear.