Daisy-i is committed to promoting the development of literacy amongst young students.  To this end, all of the exercises that we produce for the Computing Homework site are designed to encourage children to read. In the same vein, we are developing a number of fictional titles which we hope will further our aim to promote literacy.

Our first work of fiction was entitled My Mate’s as ‘Ard as Nails (My Obdurate Companion). This was published in December 2013. A second edition of this book was published in March 2017: ISBN: 978-0-9927318-5-4.

A press release for this book is available from the link below. This is a PDF file which will open in a new window.

My Mate’s as ‘Ard as Nails (My Obdurate Companion): Press Release

An author web site for this book can be accessed from the link below:

Irfan Virk’s author web site

If you are interested in buying individual copies of this book, you can do so from Amazon. Please use the links on the right to navigate to the appropriate page on Amazon.

If you are a school, library, book shop or charitable organisation, please contact us for discount rates and terms.

A second book in the series is planned for release in October 2017. This is entitled, My Mate Could Talk for England (My Voluble Companion), ISBN: 978-0-9927318-7-8.

A third book in the series, entitled, My Mate Can Tell the Future (My Prescient Companion) is slated for publication in 2018.

Daisy-i will also be publishing a children’s adventure story to tie-in with the exercises for the BBC Micro:bit that are now available on the Computing Homework site. This book is entitled, The BBC Micro:bit and the Moon Dust Aliens. This title is due to be published in January 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9927318-3-0.

The BBC Micro:bit exercises referred to above are available to the public – free of charge – via the Guest login on the Computing Homework site.

Click the button for Guest Access to the Computing Homework site.