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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summer Holiday Showdown

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up.Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially during the summer holidays!So Frankie and his friends can't believe it when the magic football sends them back in time to a boarding school . . . they're supposed to be on holiday! But there they meet George - the previous owner of their magic football. His brother got lost when they were on a desert island adventure. Can Frankie help to find him - and some buried treasure?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Mammoth Mayhem

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Elf Express

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Olympic Flame Chase

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Deep Sea Dive

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Team T. Rex

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!While on holiday at a summer camp, Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max the dog are transported to a prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Can they reunite a baby pterodactyl with its mum, and avoid being eaten by a hungry T-Rex? The friends will need to use all their football skills to get home in one piece!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Great Santa Race

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sticker Activity Book

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Grizzly Games

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially when it's a tournament!When Frankie and his friends are whisked to the Canadian Rockies they land with a splash - straight into a freezing river. Thank goodness for a giant rescue dog who turns up just in time. To return the favour, the friends save the dog's owner, Danni, from a grizzly bear. But when they get back to school, they realize their mission isn't over yet. Something has followed them through the portal... Can they return a large, furry creature to Canada, and help their new friend win the tournament of her life?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie's Kangaroo Caper

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!This time the magic football takes them to Australia - what adventures will they find in the land Down Under?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie's New York Adventure

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!During a PE game with a difference, Frankie and his friends are transported to meet a giant, green woman - the Statue of Liberty! They also meet an American boy whose ambition of baseball victory is about to be dashed. Can they race through New York in time to help someone's sporting dream come true?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie Saves Christmas

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie and the Dragon Curse

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

When Frankie and his friends go to a kung fu lesson to improve their football skills, a giant Chinese puppet magically transports them to the gates of The Forbidden City. The team soon learn that an ancient warrior called Zha-Hu is planning to destroy the Great Wall of China, with help from his dragon and an army of terracotta animals. Can Frankie and his team break the dragon curse in time to stop him?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie and the World Cup Carnival

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his friends and their dog, Max, are magic-ed to Brazil where they must track down three key items to help England win the World Cup: the referee's whistle, a football and the trophy. Their adventures take them through a jungle, a Rio carnival and onto the beach for a game that could change the history of the tournament.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Knight's Nasties

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Mummy's Menace

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Cowboy's Crew

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!When they're transported back into the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shoot out at high noon?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Rowdy Romans

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie vs The Pirate Pillagers

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game.But when they win an old football at a carnival, they're going to be transported to a magical world of football they never knew existed!Can Frankie and his team beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.