Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20081 Penguin Readers Easystarts (200 words) Level 1 : Beginner (300 words) Level 2 : Elementary (600 words) Level 3 : Pre-Intermediate (1200 words) Level 4 : Intermediate (1700 words) Level 5 : Upper Intermediate (2300 words) Level 6 : Advanced (3000 words) A White Heron and other American Short stories (Level 2) A White Heron is the first of five great American short stories. In this story, Sylvia's new friend is excited about a strange white bird, but will Sylvia tell him where it lives?
Austen, Jane: Emma (Level 4) Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She likes to arrange marriages between her friends and neighbours in the village of Highbury. However, Emma makes a lot of mistakes and causes more problems than happy marriages.
Then she almost loses her own chance of love. Binchy, Maeve: Evening Class (Level 4) Thirty people join an Italian evening class. All have their own reasons.
Connie needs to escape from an unhappy home life; Lou has criminal intentions. Aidan and Signora have organized the classes. All their lives are changed forever.
Brancato, Chris: Subject 117 (Level 2) On the seventh day, a man will walk on ... more. less.
Earth. Only he can stop the aliens ... Cade Foster has a good job and a beautiful wife.<br><br> But things go wrong. He starts to see strange things, pictures in his head. Is he going crazy?<br><br> Or does somebody - or something - want to hurt him? Branson, Richard: The Autobiography (Level 6) Richard Branson's life is an adventure - from revolutionary legal battles to round-the-world balloon flights. In this autobiography he describes his struggle to create Virgin, one of the most successful new businesses in the world today.<br><br> His belief that business can and should be fun is illustrated on every page. Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20082 Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre (Level 3) Jane Eyre is a poor young teacher who works for the rich Mr Rochester.<br><br> She loves him and wants to marry him. He loves her too, but he has a secret which brings them great sadness. Burke, Kathy: Mysteries of the Unexplained (Level 3) Is there intelligent life in other worlds?<br><br> What special powers do our minds have? Read about some of the world's most frightening and exciting mysteries - mysteries that science cannot explain. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans (Level 2) Uncas is the last of the Mohican Indians.<br><br> He is with his father and Hawkeye when they meet Heyward. Heyward is taking the two young daughters of a British colonel to their father. But a Huron Indian who hates the British is near.<br><br> Will the girls see their father again? Crime Story Collection (Level 4) Most of these stories are about murder. We see what can drive a person to murder.<br><br> Some people are angry or frightened. Others are clever planners. In one of the stories we meet a man who is making careful preparations for his third murder.<br><br> Will he succeed? Curtis, Richard: Mr Bean (Level 2) A famous painting is going to the Grierson Gallery in LA and they want a top man to come to America. He can talk about the artist.<br><br> The National Gallery in London send Mr Bean. But something is very wrong with Mr Bean! He's very, very strange.<br><br> And dangerous! After he arrives accidents start to happen. Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol (Level 2) Scrooge is a cold, hard man.<br><br> He loves money, and he doesn't like people. He really doesn't like Christmas. But then some ghosts visit him.<br><br> They show him his past life, his life now, and a possible future. Will Scrooge learn from the ghosts? Can he change?<br><br> Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20083 Dillard, Jeanne M.: The Fugitive (Level 3) Richard Kimble, doctor - and prisoner. The police think he killed his wife.<br><br> Kimble knows another man did it; a man with one arm. Kimble escapes from the police and searches for the man. But Detective Gerard is searching for Kimble - and he'll take him dead or alive.<br><br> Doyle, Arthur Conan: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Boscombe Pool (Level 3) Who killed Charles McCarthy? And why? Was it really his son?<br><br> Sherlock Holmes, the famous English detective, must answer these questions. His friend, Dr Watson, helps him to find the murderer. Doyle, Arthur Conan: Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Level 4) Sherlock Holmes is a great detective.<br><br> There are few cases that he cannot solve. In these three stories we meet a young woman who is terrified of a mysterious speckled band', a family who think that five orange pips are a sign of death, and a banker who believes that his son is a thief. But are things really as they seem to be?<br><br> Du Maurier, Daphne: Don't Look Now (Level 2) John and Laura are on holiday in Venice. Venice is beautiful but it is dangerous, dangerous for them. Who are the two sisters?<br><br> Who is the killer? Escott, John: Prince William (Level 1) Prince William is the son of Princess Diana. One day, he's going to be the Kind of England.<br><br> This is William's story - family, school, sports, girls. What do you want to know? It's all here!<br><br> Frank, Anne: The Diary of a Young Girl (Level 4) It is 1942 in Holland and the Germans have invaded. All Jewish people are frightened for their lives and the Frank family decides to hide. Life is dangerous but they hope for the best, until they are finally discovered.<br><br> This is the diary of Anne Frank, a young girl - her description of love and fear during two years of hiding. Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20084 Gabriel, Adriana: Dragonheart (Level 2) Young Prince Einon is dying.<br><br> Only the Great Dragon can help him? But first the boy has to say, "I want be a cruel king... I'll love my people and be kind to them." But Einon IS cruel, and everybody in the country is afraid.<br><br> Now the dragon, good Sir Bowen and the peasants must fight in a battle between Good and Bad. Harris, William: Dangerous Game (Level 3) For a number of years, William Harris plays a game with a ghost before he goes to sleep. The ghost is a poltergeist that William calls "Poldy".<br><br> At the beginning William and Poldy play a friendly game every night, but then the game begins to change. It becomes a dangerous game. Who will win?<br><br> Harvey, Paul: Surfer! (Level 1) On the beach near Nick's home is a surfing competition with a big prize. Nick is a very good surfer.<br><br> He wants to win. But can he? Holden, Wendy: The Full Monty (Level 4) Gaz an five others decide to form a strippers' group.<br><br> None of the men has stripped before. Gaz must make sure the local women come to the show, so he tells them that the group will take all their clothes off. Will these unlikely strippers dare to go for the 'full monty'?<br><br> Hornby, Nick: About a Boy (Level 4) Will Freeman wants an easy life with no responsibilities. But then he meets Marcus - an unusual twelve-year-old boy with serious problems. ABOUT A BOY is a modern classic - a very funny story about a very serious subject: love.<br><br> It's also a popular movie starring Hugh Grant. Keneally, Thomas: Schindler's List (Level 6) Thomas Keneally's famous novel tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a businessman who risked his life every day during the Second World War to save as many Jews as possible. Steven Spielberg's film of "Schindler's List" won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.<br><br> Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20085 Laird, Elizabeth: Karen and the Artist (Level 1) Karen's job takes her to many places. She loves art, and in Rome she sees some beautiful pictures.<br><br> But the artist can't sell them and he has no money. Karen likes the young man. Can she sell his pictures for him?<br><br> Laird, Elizabeth: Simon and the Spy (Easystarts) The police are looking everywhere for a spy. Simon Simple is so busy trying to start a holiday romance with Samantha, he does not see what is in front of his nose ... Laird, Elizabeth: The Storm (Level 2) Tessa Maclean never wanted to come to Seagull Island.<br><br> Her father's new wife, Sheena, is expecting a baby. Tessa feels angry and unhappy. But then Sheena has an accident: Tessa must take the boat across to Inverkeld to fetch a doctor.<br><br> Will she get there through the storm? Leaney, Cindy: Oprah Winfrey (Level 2) Oprah Winfrey's story begins on a farm in Mississippi. At nineteen she got her first job with a television station.<br><br> Now she's famous for "The Oprah Winfrey Show". People listen to Oprah, and they lover her! She is one of the richest and most successful women in the world.<br><br> Levin, Ira: The Boys from Brazil (Level 4) It is 1974, but for Dr Mengele and his group of Nazis the war is not over. They have a plan to rule the world. First there is a list of men who must die.<br><br> Then there are the boys who appear in different countries of the world. They all have the same body, the same hair, the same face ... Why is Mengele so interested in them?<br><br> Lima, Francisco: Brazil 3 500 Years Ago (Level 1) Alfonso Ribeiro goes on a voyage with Captain Pedr'Alvares. After forty-four days they find Terra Papagalis. For two years Alfonso lives on this new land with the Tupiniquin people.<br><br> When he goes home he talks about his story! Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20086 Mantle, Jonathan: Benetton (Level 5) Benetton: no name in business has such an ability to charm and shock.<br><br> This book tells the remarkable story of the Benetton family and the business they have built. It is a story of hard work and risk-taking, and of court cases! How did this Italian family become the international success it is today?<br><br> Matthews, Andrew: The Phone Rings (Level 1) Ben likes Lauren. He wants to talk to her. His friends help him.<br><br> They follow Lauren, then they call Ben on the phone! Melville, Herman: Billdy Budd, Sailor (Level 3) Billy Budd is an honest sailor, and everyone likes him. But Budd makes an 633276enemy, John Claggart.<br><br> Claggart hates Budd, and the result is a serious problem! The captain of the ship is an honest man, and he wants to do the right thing. But he must choose between his feelings and the law.<br><br> Miles, Ellen: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (Level 2) Fred and Wilma Flintstone live in Bedrock. Their best friends are Barney and Betty Rubble. But how did they meet?<br><br> In this funny story we see them all in Rock Vegas. There's love, money - and the Great Gazoo! Mr Bean in Town (Level 2) Two funny stories about Mr Bean.<br><br> In the restaurant Mr Bean doesn't like his food. He tries to hide it in very strange places! Then Mr Bean goes to the launderette.<br><br> What happens? He loses his trousers, of course! Poe, Edgar Allan: The Black Cat and other stories (Level 3) These four stories of murder and mystery will frighten you!<br><br> Edgar Allan Poe writes about terrible people with strange lives. Do you have a black cat...? Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher (Level 3) There are five stories in this book; about madness; about fear of death; and two stories starring Poe's famous Parisian detective C.Auguste Dupin.<br><br> Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20087 Rabley, Stephen: Billy and the Queen (Easystarts) Billy and Rox are staying with their grandmother in Brighton. They dream of having expensive new bikes, but where will they find the money?<br><br> Gran has a plan. The only things they need are a camera, a bit of luck and the Queen of England! Rabley, Stephen: Maisie and the Dolphin (Easystarts) Maisie lives in the Caribbean.<br><br> She is unhappy because her parents haven't got enough money to keep their animal hospital open. However, Maisie's friendship with a dolphin leads to a discovery which changes everything. Sewell, Anna: Black Beauty (Level 2) "Always be good, so people will love you.<br><br> Always work hard and do you best." These were the words of Black Beauty's mother to her son whey they lived with Farmer Grey. But when Black Beauty grew up and his life changed, this was sometimes very difficult for him. Not everybody was as kind as Farmer Grey.<br><br> Shipton, Paul: The Beatles (Level 3) The year was 1963, and Beatlemania was only just beginning. Soon the Beatles had fans all around the world. For the rest the 1960s their music led the way and they changed modern music forever.<br><br> This book tells the story of the greatest band in the world from the early days in Liverpool to the Beatles' music in the world today. Shipton, Vicky: American Life (Level 2) Most people around the world today know something about American life. The United States is a big country.<br><br> Not all Americans are the same! In this book you will see the many faces of American life. Shipton, Vicky: New York (Level 3) Every year, millions of tourists visit New York 4the most exciting city in the world.<br><br> Read about its history, its sights and its people. What makes New York cthe city that never sleeps? d... Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St.<br><br> Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20088 Smith, Sherwood: The Borrowers (Level 2) 'A Borrower meets a human being and the last thing he sees is his shoe ...' The Borrowers are very small and very clever. They can climb, they make machines and they want to fight Ocious P. Potter before he squashes them!<br><br> Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island (Level 2) A young boy, Jim Hawkins, lives quietly by the sea with his mother and father. One day, Billy Bones comes to live with them and from that day everything is different. Jim meets Long John Silver, a man with one leg, and Jim and Long John Silver go far across the sea in a ship called the Hispaniola to Treasure Island.<br><br> Stoker, Bram: Dracula (Level 3) Count Dracula is a vampir e. He drinks people 9s blood. He lives in a lonely castle in the mountains of Transylvania.<br><br> But then he comes to England ... Professor van Helsing knows about vampires, but can he stop Dracula? The Purse (Level 1) The Purse - Mark finds a purse - there's a photo of a girl in it ...<br><br> Problems, Problems! - Read our problem page. The Good and the Bad - It isn't easy to know if a man is good or bad.<br><br> The Baby- sitters - Paul helps Lisa. Turow, Scott: T he Burden of Proof (Level 4) The note said 'Can you forgive me?' - but Sandy doesn't understand it. He doesn't know why his wife killed herself.<br><br> Slowly he begins to find out and discovers a terrible secret ... Verne, Jules: Round the World in Eighty Days (Level 2) Can Phileas Fogg go round the world in eighty days? He doesn't know that somebody wants to stop him.<br><br> Then Fogg will lose his bet - twenty thousand pounds! V ine, Barbara: The House of Stairs (Level 4) A few years ago a group of people lived in a house in London. One of them was murdered, but who was it?<br><br> We slowly find out what really happened and the past, the present and the future are joined together in a frightening story. Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek St. Wendel Penguin Readers Stand: August 20089 Waller, Stephen: Run for your Life (Level 1) People often talk about the dangerous old town of Barcelona.<br><br> Kim and Dave soon know why. There is a man with frightening eyes and a knife and he starts running after Kim. Who will help her?<br><br> Wilde, Oscar: The Canterville Ghost and other stories (Level 4) The famous C anterville Ghost haunts Canterville Chase, a large old house. But the ghost becomes unhappy when the new owners play terrible tricks on him! In the other stories, we meet Lord Arthur Savile, who has to murder someone before he can marry the lovely Sybil, and we discover the secret life of the rich and beautiful Lady Alroy.<br><br> Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Level 4) As the years pass Dorian Gray always looks young and handsome. A ppicture of Dorian Gray is locked in a dark room. Wh at has happened to the picture and why does no one ever see it?<br><br>