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Featuring a selection of items from our Learning English (ESOL) collection.
Updated: 25/09/2019 5:10 p.m.

Items on this page include books from the Penguin Readers series which are easy reading to improve your English, speaking and listening, IELTS and general learning English resources.

 

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The battle of Newton Road book cover.

The battle of Newton Road

by Leslie Dunkling

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : DUN

The houses in Newton Road are small, but people are very happy there. Then a civil engineer wants to knock down the houses and build a new road. The people of Newton Road are very angry. But can they win the battle?

Brave new world book cover.

Brave new world

by Aldous Huxley

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : HUX

It is the Brave New World, 600 years in the future. Science has produced a highly ordered world of happiness and social stability. In search of something more meaningful, Bernard Marx takes beautiful Lenina to see the savages of the Old World - and discovers more truth than he might have wanted!

Harrys holiday book cover.

Harry's holiday

by Moses Antoinette

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : MOS

Harry doesn't live a typical teenage life. His dad works away from home and his mother needs a lot of help, so he can't see his friends after school or at weekends. Then Harry sees a competition - a chance for his family to take a break. But the competition changes Harry's life more than he could ever expect.

White Fang book cover.

White Fang

by Jack London

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : LON

The Norwood builder book cover.

The Norwood builder

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : DOY

Four short stories in which Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson answer some mysterious questions. 

Detective work book cover.

Detective work

by John Escott

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : ESC

A diamond necklace is stolen from a museum. Everyone who works at the museum could be guilty. But who really took the necklace, and why? The police suspect Paul, a young student. So Paul must find the real thief.

Cold Mountain book cover.

Cold Mountain

by Charles Frazier

Call No: LITERACY AOTEAROA : FRA

The Cambridge guide to learning English as a second language book cover.

The Cambridge guide to learning English as a second language

by Anne Burns

Call No: 428.24 CAM

Through its up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of current perspectives, this volume aims to expand understanding of what it means to learn English as a second or additional language.  

English from afar book cover.

English from afar : how to learn English the less painful way

by Bruce Peterson

Call No: 428.24 PET

English grammar drills book covers.

English grammar drills

by Mark Lester

Call No: 428.24 LES

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