Lynne Benton - Hachette Children's Group

Lynne Benton



Lynne Benton was born in Bournemouth, but moved to Bath at 18 to train as a teacher, and has lived there ever since. She has taught in several primary schools in the area, as well as working as pianist and receptionist in a Dancing school and bringing up four children. In 1982 she and her husband, Robin, a fellow-teacher and composer, co-wrote a musical play for primary schools based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece (still, happily, in print) but it was only when their children began leaving home for university that she began writing seriously. In 1996 she was a prizewinner in the Independent's Children's Story of the Year competition, and since then has had several fiction books published. As well as writing longer novels for older children she enjoys writing humorous "bite-size" stories for younger ones.
She welcomes invitations to go into schools and talk to children about her books, since it keeps her in touch with her readers, who she finds a continual source of inspiration.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Franklin Watts

The Mermaid of Zennor

Lynne Benton, Daniel Duncan
Contributors:
Lynne Benton, Daniel Duncan
Franklin Watts

Poor Bear

Lynne Benton, Alex Naidoo
Contributors:
Lynne Benton, Alex Naidoo

In this story, it is Amy's turn to take home Bear, the class mascot. She really wants him to have a good time and they have lots of adventures. But it might be a little too exciting for Bear... and Dad!Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

Franklin Watts

Super Baby

Lynne Benton, Paul Nicholls
Contributors:
Lynne Benton, Paul Nicholls
Franklin Watts

Amazing Archie

Lynne Benton, Roger Simó
Contributors:
Lynne Benton, Roger Simó
Franklin Watts

Gerald's Busy Day

Lynne Benton, Mark Marshall
Contributors:
Lynne Benton, Mark Marshall

Gerald's Busy Day is a funny story for young animal fans who are learning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading at book band blue.Tom and Lucy wonder whether their pet gerbil, Gerald, will be bored while they're at school. Mum thinks he will sleep all day, but Gerald has other ideas!The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words and puzzles to encourage retelling the story and to help build vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE and Primary Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.

Franklin Watts

The Princess and the Dragon

Lynne Benton
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Lynne Benton