Your online library for reading and comprehension

Serialised fiction to encourage engagement with quizzes and writing activities to deepen understanding. 18 new books added each academic year, plus access to selected books from DK Learning, with all reading tracked. With writing activities and guided reading resources, all the hard work is done for you.

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Your online library for reading and comprehension

Serial Mash is our ever growing online library with interactive activities and comprehension quizzes.

Serial Mash gives every child access to an online library of gripping fiction books specifically written for use in primary school classrooms with children aged 7-11. The stories can be accessed in school and from home to inspire all children to love reading. The books, quizzes and extended writing activities are all accessible on tablets and other devices kids can't put down.

Now partnered with DK Learning

We have recently partnered with DK Learning to bring Serial Mash subscribers Dorling Kindersley (DK) books every term. With the addition of 18 new non-fiction books each year, we hope to ignite children’s curiosity and love for learning, whilst saving you money.

DK Partnership Aus
A dragon and a pirate who are characters from Serial Mash books for KS2 children by 2Simple Ltd

A brand-new chapter

Every week you'll get the latest chapter of a specially-written serialised book. Read on tablets, on laptops, with print out copies, or together via an interactive whiteboard, highlighting important words as you read.

Guided reading resources

Each book chapter is complemented by a host of printable resources for whole class, group or individual use. Comprehension quizzes, grammar worksheets, sequencing activities, and open ended questions - they're all in one place.

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Ready-made writing activities

Get children practising diverse forms of writing at a click of a button! Children can write a news report, compare the two main characters or dream up their version of the next chapter.

View the data

With access to all the data recorded in reading journals you can see how frequently children read and for how long. You can view this data for classes, groups or individual children.


Schedule and serialise books

You can schedule entire books and their related activities for children for them to read and complete. Alternatively, you can use the serialise function to deliver new chapters and activities to children on specific dates that you choose.

Online reading journals

Any Serial Mash book a child reads is automatically recorded in their reading journal and other books can easily be added by scanning the barcode, searching for the book or entering the ISBN number.


A library for everyone

Altogether, the chapter packs add up to a growing library of more than 140 books, many featuring popular curriculum topics. It comes with free home access, making it a brilliant way to make more books available to children at home. And the exciting 'Fire Bolt' series is included specifically to give less confident readers the chance to read for pleasure.

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Read a free chapter of our selected books

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The Sleeping Volcano

Seb and Ellie hope to find excitement on a school trip to a volcano but are disappointed to find out it's dormant. They are upset that the trip isn't as exciting as they'd like.

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Nightfall on the Somme

Underage soldier Neville Mason joins a Pals Battalion of the WW1 British army and, after basic training, heads with his unit to the Somme. But the reality of life in the trenches is not quite what he had imagined.

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Beth and the Nile

Tutenkhamun has died - or so his shifty advisor would have you believe. Can Ancient Egyptian siblings Beth and Scarab race against time and alter the course of history?.

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Ned and the Jungle Animals

Ned's class is having fun planting carrots. But there is something strange in the garden.

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The Ice Cream Villain

Tara and Guy love Natasha Wolfhound’s ice-cream van and the delicious ice-cream she sells. But they are shocked when she starts selling her ice-cream from tightropes and school walls...

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Seven Hours To Save The World

Do you know what it's like to be the last person alive in the whole wide world? I do. I don't want to believe it but I think I'm going to have to face the facts. No word from Dad. Mum. Jamie. Anybody. For over a week now.

Meet the authors and explore their work

You can view the profile of any Serial Mash author inside the library, learn a little about them and view all their books in the same place.

6 authors

I think Serial Mash is one of those great activities that can easily be used for Literacy groups, and because the children can do the reading and activities independently and then save them. The teacher can see what they have been doing and easily check/mark their work in Purple Mash. When asked if this activity was something my class would like to add to the Literacy rotations they do each day - it was a resounding "YES please! "

Gabrielle Anderson
McLaren Flat Primary School, South Australia
A female primary school teacher by 2Simple Ltd

As a school we’re really focused on the issue of ‘reluctant readers’ and the interactive nature of Serial Mash turns reading into a fun and immersive experience

Richard Williams
Holbook Primary School
A male primary school teacher by 2Simple Ltd

Subscribe to Serial Mash

If you’re a new customer purchasing a single one-year licence with a credit or debit card then use the ‘Buy it Now’ button. Alternatively, if any of the following applies: You would like a discounted multi-year licence, you’re purchasing more than one licence, you’d like to pay by invoice, you’re renewing an existing licence, you’re a specialist unit - please email info@2simple.com.au or call +61 (03) 8351 4990. If you are a secondary school, please go here.

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