Death on Toast

John Townsend

Series: Fresh Shades
Interest Age: 12 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 9 - 10 Years old
Published: 1 August 2014
AR Book Level: UY 3.7
Book Band: Grey
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: 650
Pages: 64pp
Words: 6,059 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781781276389
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781276532


Freddy's parents leave him on his own most of the time - and when they are around, they're always complaining. After learning about some deadly mushrooms in Biology, Freddie plans some tasty revenge for his neglectful, moaning parents. Fancy a slice of killer pizza, anyone?

Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.


My colleagues and I have all just read 'Death on Toast' and we love it! We really just wanted to say we hope you write even more books like this, and we can't wait to booktalk it and get it into the hands of those teens who think reading is boring. This is the sort of book that could change a child's attitude to reading - and, therefore, their life, really!
Bridget Hamlet