Headwork Reading is a new series of 18 fiction books for 11-14 year olds with reading ages of 6-9 years. The storybooks are carefully graded into four levels, using the Fry reading scale, and range from 400-3000 words in length with varying numbers of stories in each book. Built-in progression, through story length, language level and conceptual laoding, allows reluctant readers to increase their reading skills and stamina gradually. The stories range across the genres that interest the target readers, e.g. mystery, fantasy, romance, true stories, crime and horror. The strong lines and accurate but intriguing illustrations motivate reluctant readers to read on. The four levels are supported by one Teacher's Book and three cassettes.