Book Details

CONTACT US directly and tell us what books you’d like to order and how many copies you’d like. Let us know if you have any other special requests or questions.

They can also be purchased from these locations:

Bridge Bookshop
Suite 4, Level 3
173-179 Broadway
Broadway NSW 2007
02 9211 1660

The Language Centre
Unit 4, 201 Carr Place
Leederville  WA 6007
08 9328 8965

The Language People
Suite 4, Level 1, 93 Boundary Street
PO Box 5904
West End  QLD 4104
07 3846 6252


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Carly and Kumar Easy-to-read short stories (Elementary/Level 1)

Click HERE to download a small sample PDF of Lvl 1 (Book 1 is now free as audio and PDF download – contact us for details)

ISBN 978-0-9922880-0-6 (with audio CD) $24.95

Carly and Kumar Easy-to-read short stories (Pre-Intermediate/Level 2)

Click HERE to download a small sample PDF of Lvl 2

ISBN 978-0-9922880-1-3 $19.95

Carly and Kumar Easy-to-read short stories (Intermediate/Level 3)

Click HERE to download a small sample PDF of Lvl 3

ISBN 978-0-9922880-2-0 $19.95


 New Release   – More Carly and Kumar

More delightful short stories to ensure your students have an authentic reading experience and make great improvements in their language.  If your learners haven’t caught the reading bug yet, they will with MORE Carly and Kumar. Contact us for ordering information.




These short stories can be used to introduce an extensive reading approach to encourage reading for pleasure. An extensive reading approach could include the following:

  • 30 minutes/week sustained silent reading, each student reading at their own level, pace and a story/stories of their own choice
  • reading a story aloud to students
  • shadowed reading by teacher or higher level student with a lower level student
  • practising and performing plays within a class or for other classes
  • pairwork/group/class discussion about the illustrations and questions
  • modelling how to read for meaning
  • rereading stories or reading the same story at a different level
  • listening before, while or after reading using the audio CD (Level 1)
  • outside of class reading

Why read extensively? (easy and interesting books)
Reading for information and fun can help improve English in many ways. It can:

  • Improve reading
  • Build vocabulary
  • Increase understanding of words that are already known
  • Improve writing and spelling
  • Improve speaking
  • Improve general knowledge
  • Increase motivation to study English

(Ono, Day and Harsch (2004): Tips for reading extensively, English Language Teaching Forum, Volume 42, Number 4)

Other readers include: Bad Hair Day, A Snag Free Barbie, A Day to Remember and Learner Driver.

The author would love to hear from students and teachers and can be CONTACTED HERE.