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Best of holiday reading 2020: Higher levels

June 18, 2020 by Nora Nagy

School is out, and while we want our students to relax and enjoy their free time, we'd also like them to keep their English up during these weeks and, who knows, maybe pick up some new words. We have long known that students who read, beat the summer slide. However, reading for fun also means giving your students the freedom of choosing the book they want at the right reading level for them.

To help you with book recommendations, we have collected some of our favourite holiday reads. They are listed by level and interest area. In this post we share titles for higher level readers (A2-B1). Check out this post for lower level readers (A1-A2).

The Helbling Readers Blue Series are written for pre-intermediate to intermediate (CEFR A2-B1) readers and marked Levels 4-5. 

Classic holidays

  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Elspeth Rawstron, illustrated by Francesca Protopapa - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
  • Daisy Miller by Henry James, adapted by Janet Olearski, illustrated by Francesca Protopapa - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
     


Scary reads 

  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, adapted by Jennifer Gascoigne, illustrated by Francesca Protopapa - Level 4 (CEFR A2/B1)
  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, adapted by David A. Hill, illustrated by Gianluca Garofalo - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
     

 

Filled with love

  • Emma by Jane Austen, adapted by Elspeth Rawstron, illustrated by Caterina Baldi - Level 4 (CEFR A2/B1)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Elspeth Rawstron, illustrated by Sara Menetti - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, adapted by Elspeth Rawstron, illustrated by Sara Menetti - Level 5 (CEFR B1)


Original holidays

 

Original crime

  • Operation Osprey by David A. Hill, illustrated by Giovanni Da Re - Level 4 (CEFR A2/B1)
  • The Albatross by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor, illustrated by Francesca Protopapa - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
  • The Right Thing by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor, illustrated by Arianna Vairo - Level 5 (CEFR B1)
  • A Single Shot by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor, illustrated by Arianna Vairo - Level 5 (CEFR B1)

 


Modern families

  • Jam by Frank Brennan, illustrated by Catty Flores - Level 4 (CEFR A2/B1)
  • Father and Son by Frank Brennan, illustrated by Anna Sutor - Level 5 (CEFR B1)

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