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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.

Wayland

Harry and Meghan

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Meghan and Harry are ambassadors for the UK at home and overseas. But what does this mean? What is their role as members of the royal family?This book looks at Harry and Meghan's very different childhoods, shows how they met, looks at why their wedding day means so much to people, and explains about the many different charities that they support.A timeline at the back of the book shows the full history of the British Royal Family.

Orchard Books

A Purrfect Sleepover

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels
Orchard Books

Android Attack

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
Orchard Books

Fox Cub Danger

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels
Orchard Books

Puppy in Peril

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels

A brilliant animal series from multi-million selling author Lucy Daniels.With exciting animal rescues and real-life care tips, this is the perfect series for young animal lovers! When a poorly pup comes into Animal Ark vets, no one knows who his owner is, and he needs an operation. Can Amelia and Sam use a TV dog show to raise the money in time?

Orchard Books

Kitten Rescue

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels
Orchard Books

Bunny Trouble

Lucy Daniels
Authors:
Lucy Daniels

A brilliant animal series from multi-million selling author Lucy Daniels. With exciting animal rescues and real-life care tips, this is the perfect series for young animal lovers! Amelia and Sam are on a new animal adventure! There's something wrong with thier friend Izzy's bunny rabbit. She seems very sad and she keeps escaping from her hutch. Can Amelia and Sam work out what's wrong with her? Or will the little bunny get into big trouble?

Hodder Children's Books

Eight O'Clock Tales

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The League of Unexceptional Children

Gitty Daneshvari
Authors:
Gitty Daneshvari

Hilarious action adventure for readers aged 8 and up, featuring the world's most unexceptional spies. You think spies are clever and cool and mysterious? Think again . . .When Jonathan and Shelley are summoned to work for The League of Unexceptional Children they're more than a little bit surprised. Average in every single way, they've never been singled out for anything in their lives . . . scrap that, they've never even been noticed. But that's exactly what the League is after. Because if you're truly forgettable, you're perfect for acts of espionage - as Jonathan and Shelley are about to find out.

Wayland

Weapons & Armour Through Ages

Philip Parker
Authors:
Philip Parker

Why did medieval knights wear such heavy armour? How did weapons change after the invention of gunpowder? Which invention killed millions of soldiers in the First World War? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about weapons and armour. The detective shows children how to research weapons and armour in their own area, find out how weapons have changed over time and describe a re-enacted battle. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

Hodder Children's Books

Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
Authors:
Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
Orion Children's Books

The Secrets of Vesuvius

Caroline Lawrence
Authors:
Caroline Lawrence

It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives!Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life!

Hodder Children's Books

Five Go To Billycock Hill

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Álvaro Scrivano

Alvaro Scrivano was born in La Plata, Argentina where he grew up. He has been working in Education for more than 20 years and currently works at an inner city primary school in London as a Learning Mentor and ICT Manager. He coordinates two Code Clubs where children learn and develop coding skills with the help of volunteer Computer Scientists. He has created a myriad of projects for his students in different programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python and Hopscotch.

Susie Brooks

Susie Brooks is an award-winning writer and editor of children's books. Writing on a wide range of subjects from dinosaurs to geography, she also masquerades as an artist (among other things, painting children's portraits and getting messy in classroom workshops!). In 2014, her Get into Art series won the English Association Picture Book Award, British Book Design and Production Award and the overall SLA Information Book Award. She can regularly be found walking people's dogs and in her spare time, loves to travel and explore new places!

Taran Matharu

Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own, writing his first book at nine years old.At twenty-two, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write Summoner, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over three million reads in less than six months. After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.The Summoner series has now been published in 12 territories and is a New York Times Bestseller. Taran is currently the Book Trust's writer in residence.

Tony Lee

A New York Times Best-selling Graphic Novelist, Tony Lee was born in West London, UK in 1970. Informed by a teacher that he had a comic book style of writing, (a comment meant more as an insult), Tony decided that one day he would write for comics.Tony has written for a variety of mediums including Radio 4, The BBC, commerical television in both the UK and US, magazines and both local and national newspapers. Since 2002, he has written for a variety of publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics/Zuda, Games Workshop, Panini Comics, Titan Publishing, AAM/Markosia Enterprises, Rebellion/2000ad and IDW Publishing amongst others, writing a variety of creator owned titles and licenses that include X-Men, Spider Man, Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit and Shrek.He is the writer of the ongoing Doctor Who series of comics from IDW, beginning in July 2009, and his award nominated, creator-owned miniseries Hope Falls was collected by AAM/Markosia in May 2009. His next book with them, From The Pages Of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker, was released in November 2009 to critical acclaim.Added to this, Tony adapted Pride & Prejudice & Zombies into a graphic novel for Del Rey Publishing, with art by Cliff Richards - this was a New York Times #1 Bestselling Paperback Graphic Novel for May 2010 - he is also adapting Anthony Horowitz's Power of Five series into graphic format for Walker Books, the first - Raven's Gate is due out in late 2010, and he has adapted four Horowitz Horror books with Dan Boultwood for Hachette Children's Books.His other book with Walker Books, Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood (drawn by Sam Hart) was released in 2009 and has already been awarded a Junior Library Guild: Fall 2009 Selection, and 'best for 2010' awards from both the American Library Association and the New York Public Library in the USA, among others. In March 2010 it was announced that it was also a finalist for the Children's Choice Book Awards.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced line drawings for many fiction titles.

Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt has an overactive imagination. It used to get him in trouble but now it's his job. His first book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He's achieved little of else note, preferring to spend his time loitering in graveyards. He can also be found wandering the streets of Brighton in a daze. He is probably having an idea. He lives with his family, in Lewes, on the south coast of England.

Yvette Poshoglian

Frankie Fox, Girl Spy is the exciting new series from Yvette Poshoglian, author of the Ella and Olivia series (Scholastic). A high school English teacher, she also runs creative writing workshops at Google Helpouts, consults to publishers and educational organisations on literacy, communications and information technology, and speaks at writers' festivals, library events and schools. Yvette is based in Sydney, NSW. Visit her at yvetteposhoglian.com or facebook.com/yvetteposhoglianauthor or follow her on twitter.com/yvetteposh