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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Orion Children's Books

Soul Beach

Kate Harrison
Authors:
Kate Harrison

When Alice Forster receives an email from her dead sister she assumes it must be a sick practical joke. Then an invitation arrives to the virtual world of Soul Beach, an idyllic online paradise of sun, sea and sand where Alice can finally talk to her sister again - and discover a new world of friendships, secrets and maybe even love . . . . But why is Soul Beach only inhabited by the young, the beautiful and the dead? Who really murdered Megan Forster? And could Alice be next? The first thriller in an intriguing and compelling trilogy featuring paranormal romance and centred around the mystery of Megan Forster's death. A gripping new take on social networking - Facebook for the dead!

Orchard Books

Lily and the Shining Dragons

Holly Webb
Authors:
Holly Webb
Hodder Children's Books

The DUFF

Kody Keplinger
Authors:
Kody Keplinger
Hodder Children's Books

Moonsong

L J Smith
Authors:
L J Smith

Life is better than ever, Elena and her friends can't wait to attend Dalcrest College. But when students start to disappear from campus, suddenly every new acquaintance is a potential enemy.Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, she realises that darkness has followed her from Fell's Church. But will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her when she falls?

Franklin Watts

Germany

Michael Burgan
Authors:
Michael Burgan

Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.

Hodder Children's Books

Ticket to Love

Marilyn Kaye
Authors:
Marilyn Kaye

Erica, Megan, Jen and Serena are on the brink of their adult lives, hoping for fun together before the serious future sets in. So when Jennifer wins a competition and the prize is a long weekend in New York for all four of them, it couldn't have come at a better time. Erica will finally get to meet her online friend Dan ...Serena can't wait to hit Manhattan's cultural hotspots...Jen's going to stalk as many celebs as possible...and shopaholic Megan plans to give her credit card a serious work-out! But things don't always to run to plan, as each of the four girls discover. The weekend is full of surprises and some unexpected romance...By the time the plane touches back down in London, some big decisions will have been made...A funny, enagaging and glamorous page turner!

Orion Children's Books

An Act of Love

Alan Gibbons
Authors:
Alan Gibbons

Childhood friends Chris and Imran celebrate the Millenium as inseparable blood brothers, they are both seven years old. But by 2011 their lives have taken very different paths. One has joined the Army and served in Afghanistan, the other is a potential jihad recruit. They are no longer friends, and there are bitter wounds between them which remain unhealed. Will their childhood bond be strong enough to overcome an extremist plot?In a highly-charged, honest and life affirming story, told in flashback from both Chris and Imran's viewpoint, Alan Gibbon's cleverly explores the very real issue of terrorism that affects everyone today.

Franklin Watts

Dont Look Behind You and The Babysitter

Roy Apps, Ollie Cuthbertson
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Ollie Cuthbertson

Bored with sleeping soundly? Fed up with sweet dreams? Well this is the book for you! Deadly Tales features two nightmare urban legends that you'll pray aren't true.In "Don't Look Behind You", Harjit is chased across town by a crazy car driver who is trying to kill him.In "The Babysitter", Erin is spooked by a prank phone caller who intends to make her his next murder victim. Which one will you dare to read first?

Quercus Children's Books

Playground

50 Cent
Authors:
50 Cent

'I wonder what she would've said if I'd told her all the parts the report left out, like how I'd woken up that morning and pulled that sock out of my draw and filled it, one after the other, with the D batteries I'd bought the last time I visited my dad in the city. But there was no way. There was just no way I'd ever tell anyone what really went down that day...' Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have that much going for him. He's teased about his weight. He hates the suburb his mum moved them to so she could go to nursing school and start her life over. He wishes he still lived with his dad in New York City - where there's always something happening, even if his dad doesn't have much time for him. Still that's not why he beat up Maurice in the playground. Now his school is forcing him to talk to some out-of-touch lady therapist, as though she could ever fix him - as though she could ever figure out the truth. No, Butterball's lips are sealed about what happened that day. But some tales can't help being told. And this is one of them.

Orchard Books

Lily

Holly Webb
Authors:
Holly Webb
Franklin Watts

Entrepreneurs

Geoff Barker
Authors:
Geoff Barker
Hodder Children's Books

Dark Heart Rising

Lee Monroe
Authors:
Lee Monroe

Jane and Luca's story continues ... but not quite as they had planned. When challenges and threats from the immortal world of Nissilum rip the young lovers apart, Jane is bereft. Without Luca's dancing green eyes, and gentle smile, Jane feels lost, sad and alone. But then a trip to Paris with her grandmother thrusts her in the path of the amiable Soren - a kindred spirit who may be just the distraction she needs ... Meanwhile in Nissilum, Luca struggles with the loyalties and expectations that come with being a part of the immortal world. A world that is about to be shaken at its very core: rumblings of mounting unrest are spreading, and with rumours of an angel rebellion growing no creature is safe - especially not a mortal girl who has fallen in love with a wolf boy...

Franklin Watts

Posters And Propaganda in Wartime

Ruth Thomson, Daniel James
Authors:
Ruth Thomson, Daniel James

During the two world wars of the 20th century, the British government used posters to influence people on a massive scale. This book, produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, tells the story of these weapons of mass persuasion.

Franklin Watts

Marathon

Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Quercus Children's Books

Bracelet of Bones

Kevin Crossley-Holland, Kevin Crossley-Holland
Authors:
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Kevin Crossley-Holland

The breathtaking new adventure from the bestselling and multi-award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland. One morning Solveig wakes to find her father has broken his promise. Halfdan, a Viking mercenary, has followed the young warrior Harald Hardrada to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he is leader of the Empress's guard.Solveig sets off in a tiny boat to find him. So begins a fierce journey of discovery and survival, where the young Viking girl will meet a ghost ship and befriend an English slave, shoot rapids, survive an arrow storm, and witness a living sacrifice. Will Solveig reach Miklagard? And will her father be there?Bracelet of Bones is a glittering novel about fathers and daughters, the clash of religions, courage and self-reliance and a perilous journey to young womanhood.

Franklin Watts

Hastings

Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Franklin Watts

Arnhem

Gary Smailes, David Cousens
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, David Cousens

Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 1944 and Europe is still in the iron claw of Nazi German forces. In an attempt to end the war, British leaders have a plan to send elite troops deep behind German defences to capture key targets, including bridges. You are a Lieutenant in the 2nd Parachute Battalion. You must command your men forward through enemy territory and reach the bridge in the Dutch town of Arnhem. You must hold the bridge at any cost...

Orchard Books

Rose and the Silver Ghost

Holly Webb
Authors:
Holly Webb

Franklin Watts

The Iraq War

Simon Adams
Authors:
Simon Adams
Orion Children's Books

White Crow

Marcus Sedgwick
Authors:
Marcus Sedgwick