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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.

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Trixie and the Terrible Trick

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow
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Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow
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Princess Cadance and the Glitter Heart Garden

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

A brand-new My Little Pony adventure inspired by the hit TV show!Princess Cadance is determined to bring love back to Equestria. But when she creates the Glitter Heart Garden, the plants have a rather unusual effect on the ponies... Can she and her pony friends fix everything and bring happiness back to the kingdom?Free colour activity pages at the back of the book!

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Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends! All the ponies in Equestria love the Summer Sun Celebration - all except Princess Luna. So when the Cutie Mark Crusaders suggest that they have a special Winter Moon Festival just for her, Luna can't think of anything worse!Princess Luna is determined to stop the party. Can her pony friends help her enjoy the festival fun?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

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Discord and the Ponyville Players

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends!Discord was once the King of Chaos until he started trying to be good. But when Princess Celestia sets him a secret challenge to perform in the Spring Musical, Discord finds he's not the only one who likes causing trouble! Can Discord's pony friends help him find the true Magic of Friendship?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

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Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends! When Princess Celestia hears that her friend Diamond Waves is in trouble, she rushes to Monacolt to help her. The beautiful kingdom by the sea is on the brink of disaster and none of the students at the Monacolt Magic Academy can do the spell that will save the city. Can Princess Celestia bring the magic back to Monacolt before it's too late?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

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Fluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow
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Applejack and the Secret Diary Switcheroo

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends!When Applejack starts a secret diary to record all her hard work at Sweet Apple Acres, she ends up writing whenever her friends annoy her! Soon Applejack's diary is more like a list of complaints. And when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle ...This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary Switcheroo Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

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Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends!Rarity is excited to welcome her new apprentice, Charity, to Ponyville. Rarity is sure that the two of them will become best friends, bonding over their love of fashion and glamour. But after Charity dyes her mane and tail to look more like her mentor, and begins to copy the fashionista's every move, Rarity realizes this pony is a problem! Can Rarity and all her pony friends solve the curious case of Charity? This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus activity pages packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary Switcheroo Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

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Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

When her crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Princess Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world, where she finds herself turned from a pony into . . . a girl!In order to regain her crown and return to her home in Equestria, Twilight Sparkle must learn about this strange new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to be crowned princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, the magic of friendship never changes, and Twilight has the assistance of five girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back in Equestria . . .

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Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow
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Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow
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Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

G M Berrow
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G M Berrow

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Gwé

Although Gwé dreamed of becoming a ballerina as a young girl she eventually found another passion, making her pencils dance for the creation of children's books, toys and clothes.After graduating from Fine Arts, Gwé set about designing logos, posters and catalogues in the areas of fashion, food and music. This came to a halt when she decided to follow her true nature and passion, designing for children.Whether it's costumes, toys or books about princesses in far away places, Gwé is at home illustrating for kids. The arrival of her own daughter has further confirmed her love of illustrating and the joy her work brings to little ones of all ages. Regardless of what Gwé sets out to create she always remains true to her child at heart.

Jess Butterworth

Jess spent her childhood between the UK and India, and grew up hearing stories about the Himalayas from her grandmother. She's lived in India and even met with the Dalai Lama. She studied creative writing at Bath Spa and now lives between Louisiana and the UK.

Jess French

Jess French is a passionate vet, zoologist and naturalist who has been named one of Britain's top 50 conservationists by BBC Wildlife magazine. She presented her own TV series on CBeebies called Minibeast Adventure with Jess and worked on Live 'n' Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Jess has written several books for children, including the Born Free series for Orion Children's Books.

Jessica Townsend

JESSICA TOWNSEND sometimes lives in London, and sometimes on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she grew up. She was previously a copywriter and the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Her pet fascinations include public transport and secret societies, ancient cities and underground places, hotels and museums, Halloween and Christmas, old maps and giant cats - all of which have weaselled their way into her books. She is the author of the Nevermoor series and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Younger Fiction Category with her debut novel: Nevemoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.

Jim Field

Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear.

Joyce Bentley

Joyce Bentley was a publisher of children's non-fiction for more than 10 years having also commissioned and edited over 1,000 books. As a writer she specialises in books for young children on science and religion. Based in Twickenham, she divides her time between writing and commissioning for children's non-fiction - a job she absolutely loves