Our Books

Learning to read is one of the biggest milestones young children face.  By offering a fun approach to early reading practice, Sandra Arthur hopes her contribution will help children kick-start a lifetime love affair with books.  Currently three early learning readers are available together with two junior fiction novels.   Some titles are also available in French.  These books have been designed to stimulate interest in geography, music as well as nature and environmental issues.  The books are mostly available as paperback or ebooks. 

To order link here at  lulu.com  where free preview and further information is offered.  In addition, all books support different charity groups. 




Our junior fiction range
Venice Escape - Maria's Golden Gondola Adventure


Venice Escape is a whirlwind taster to music, travel, Italian explorers and even cuisine, comprising a book and this companion multimedia website!

Featured explorers: Marco Polo • Amerigo Vespucci • Christopher Columbus • John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and the famous musician: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.

Written for children 9-13 years.  A fun read for kids, for parents to read to younger children or for adults to re-discover long forgotten history.


"The format is very original and covers a lot ground in 126 pages. The integration of music and history are flawless providing a unique overall experience for the reader. " commented online kid's book Aghoo Review

















































































Cpl Ron's Borneo Warrior Rescue

Reluctant reader? 
Could this be your child?  


Corporal Ron’s Borneo Warrior Rescue
is an adventure story that should appeal to boys aged 9 plus, as well as eco-wariors. It is a unique, fast-paced story about a fascinating country and a long forgotten “secret” war. 

Featuring Ron, a Royal Air Force (RAF) radio operator working amongst the Dayaks of Borneo, the story follows the perilous mission that Ron and two young warriors undertake through the rainforest.  Along the way they must each face challenges while learning about the others cultures and the ways of the jungle.
 
The books also includes environmental facts and stats on Borneo.






















































































  Radio Ron's Postcards from Borneo: Crocodile Attack

Illustrated by Lisa Williams.

This adorable series features short stories for young children learning to read. With environmentally themed plots, hilarious and educational story, plus kids activities, and fact files on orangutans it's a winner. Available as audio ebook/paperback and hard cover.
 

Follow the adventures of Radio Ron as he works with Dayaks from Borneo's rain forest.  Learn about the plight of the orangutan, as they face extinction due to destruction of their home.  Another popular short story for early learning readers.

This title is also available in FRENCH. Orang Outan a la Rescousse!


We believe that children who learn about environmental issues will become more conservation-conscious, develop empathy for such issues and grow up to become informed adults. No matter how young, it is important that everyone learn that we can all make a difference in our world. 


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The Golden Gondola


Illustrated by Will Stevens.

Using the story theme from her original novel, Venice Escape: Maria’s Golden Gondola Adventures, Sandra has developed an engaging story in verse about an orphan called Maria, that is certain to amuse both young and old.  This lonely schoolgirl meets an elegant lion who has magical powers to take her on adventures around the world, to experience different kinds of food and music from different periods in history.

Research shows that children benefit from direct instruction on rhyme recognition paired with fun activities.  This fun book, written in rhyme, can offer a fun read aloud session for a group or one on one.  Use words in the story to play rhyme games.  Challenge children to find words in The Golden Gondola that match such as Cat/Rat; Run/Fun!  Also use the links to music videos to discover unusual instruments.

This title is also available in French.
La Gondole
Dorée
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We have also produced a special edition that features both the English and French version into one book. 

Most children have the capacity and facility to learn more than one language. Researchers say that there are advantages to being bilingual. So take the plunge and share this fun book with you child.


Here are some of the advantages of being billingual:


  • Being able to learn new words easily
  • Playing rhyming games with words like "cat" and "hat"
  • Breaking down words by sounds, such as C-A-T for cat
  • Being able to use information in new ways
  • Putting words into categories
  • Coming up with solutions to problems
  • Good listening skills
  • Connecting with others