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‘A huge hit! Teacher reviewer Mrs Wylie and students love our new Graphic Reluctant Readers!

Primary school teacher Mrs Wylie posted a wonderful review for our 6 new Graphic Readers for reluctant readers on her book review site Addicted to Books:

The Graffix Books Reluctant Reader Series from Maverick Publishing is a great series of books to get reluctant readers hooked on reading again. The modern, up-to-date storylines, presented in a graphic novel style will grab attention at first glance.  I trialled them with a variety of readers of different ages and they were a huge hit!  I would highly recommend these books to everyone, reluctant reader or not.’

Read the whole review here. Buy copies here.


‘I really like the way that there was a background to the story and an introduction to the main characters at the front of the book. I trialled this book in my classroom and in the school library where it reached a wide audience and it was a big hit!’


A topic that is relevant to today in our time of Talent Competitions like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, this story is very appealing and was enjoyed by a wide range of readers in my school.  Everyone who read it asked for more books like this one. The colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text are enjoyable and weave an engrossing tale for all.’

Helix: The City of Chayos and Helix: The Stranger

Full of adventure and action, these books were a big hit with the children in my school, particularly the boys.  They’ve made me promise to get them the rest of the series!’

Dragon Lord

Of all the Graffix Books that I have read, this one was my favourite. I love dragons and dragon stories.’


Definitely a story for kids who may find themselves in a similar situation of being caught between pleasing their parents and being their own person.’

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‘Engaging and relevant to a teenage audience’ The Learning Hub reviews some new Graphic Reluctant Readers!

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The Learning Hub at the University of Reading Institute of Education recently posted some lovely comments about our new Graphic Readers for reluctant teenage readers:

We were excited to receive a new selection of Graffix Books from Maverick this week, particularly as the next two books in the ‘Helix’ series were included and we couldn’t wait to find out what happened next to Mato, Kes and Shak!

Graffix readers are short, comic style stories thoughtfully structured to support struggling readers and help build their confidence. ‘Walk-through’ sections at the beginning and ‘Explore’ quizzes at the end also offer great opportunities for developing understanding of and interest in the text and characters. Most importantly, the illustrations and wide ranging themes are both engaging and relevant to a teenage audience.

Our favourites this time include ‘Jinx’ where bullying gets a magical solution and ‘Off Beat’ where rival bands take to the stage to try to win the Clash of the Bands competition!’

Thank you so much! You can see the post here and buy copies here

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40% off Maverick Early Readers and Graphic Readers at Peters!

Schools and libraries: Peters are offering 40% off Maverick Early Readers and Graphic Readers as part of their Accelerated Readers promotion until the end of October!

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6 New Graphic Reluctant Readers announced for August 2018!

6 brand new Graphic Readers designed for reluctant teenage readers will join the 4 titles already published on the 28th August!

The range is designed to encourage reluctant readers to enjoy engaging stories. The story itself is broken down into short speech bubbles and narrative boxes, so readers can build up their reading stamina on short, easily achievable blocks of text. There is also a page at the beginning of the book, which sets out the characters and settings so that those that struggle with making inferences can feel more confident before they even begin to read the story.

‘The Graffix readers are engaging, short, comic style stories thoughtfully structured to support struggling readers and help build their confidence. A walkthrough section at the beginning provides context that can help readers feel familiar with and therefore more prepared to approach the main text, while the quiz-like questions at the end offer a fun way to check understanding and develop inference-making skills.

The brief, accessible blocks of text combined with fantastic, clear illustrations ensure an appealing read and although told simply, the stories are diverse and interesting. We particularly love the Helix series that features superhero teenagers battling evil Chayos robots, the cliffhangers at the end of each volume had us quickly moving onto the next!’

The Learning Hub at the Institute of Education, University of Reading

See information about and order the 4 titles already published here

More information on the 6 forthcoming titles coming soon!

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Maverick Early Readers & Graphic Readers in the Browns Books for Students Summer Promotion launching today!

Our new Graphic Reluctant Readers series and our latest red and pink banded Early Readers are featured in the Browns Books for Students Summer Promotion which starts today. The promotion runs from 1st May to the 31st July so don’t miss out!

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