The Hodder Reading Project Level 4-5 identifies blocks to progression and takes pupils from National Curriculum Level 4 to Level 5. It comprises the Teacher's Resource, Pupil's Book and 6 Readers. Reader 1, Hauntings by Susan Price. An anthology of gentle and accessible ghost stories. The main themes of the stories are the links between the present and a past which can be detected beneath the layers of modern civilisation. Most of the stories are set in the West Midlands and many are rich in atmosphere.
Susan Price has written many books for children and has been awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize. Sue Hackman (author of the Hodder Reading Project) has been closely involved in the development of the Key Stage 3 English Strategy, and is the author of successful material for lower-attainers, including Fast Forward and Hodder English Gold.