Helen Orme runs workshops for children on fiction and non-fiction writing, and courses for teachers in both primary and secondary schools. At the last count she had written around 40 books, many for reluctant readers. Before becoming a writer and consultant she taught as a Special Needs Coordinator in a large comprehensive school.
Brother Botherby Helen Orme, Cathy Brett
The Siti's Sisters books are a series of multicultural fiction books designed to have particular appeal to girls. Each story has around 1200 - 1500 words and is ideal for reluctant readers. The books are
Siti's younger brother Daudi has been hanging out with the older kids, and he's got himself in trouble. Can Siti sort it all out without anybody finding out?
The Siti's Sisters books are a series of multicultural fiction books designed to have particular appeal to girls. Each story has around 1200 - 1500 words and is ideal for reluctant readers. The books are designed to appeal to girls aged 10 - 14 with a reading age of 7 - 8 years.
Siti has four really, really good mates: Donna, Lu, Kelly and Rachel. They have been friends forever and are so close that Siti calls them her Sisters; and that's how they think of themselves. The books are illustrated in black-and-white throughout, and the tightly controlled vocabulary and compelling, convincing stories will stimulate reading amongst poorer readers.
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