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Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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Silent Enemy and The Walk of Death

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

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Deadly Storm and Fatal Voyage

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
Authors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

The third and fourth instalments of this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling BEAST QUEST series.In DEADLY STORM the royal court of King Henry VIII is on the move - and in danger!A terrible storm forces the court to shelter in a nearby castle. The King is in disguise, and he's not the only person with a secret. Death stalks the castle - but is it the dreaded plague or something even more sinister? When a servant is found dead, it's clear that something terrible is going on.Can young spy, Jack Briars, and his friend, Cat Thimblebee, solve the mystery before the King himself becomes a target?While in FATAL VOYAGE, Jack and Cat are once again called upon to save the King's life, this time aboard his majestic new ship, Fair Anne. But will this adventure leave the pair all at sea?A thrilling adventure series featuring young spy Jack Briars and his friend, Cat Thimblebee. This is WOLF HALL for children.

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3: Deadly Storm

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler

The third in this exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the authors of books in the bestselling Beast Quest series.It's 1532 and the royal court of King Henry VIII is on the move - and in danger!A terrible storm forces the court to shelter in a nearby castle. The King is in disguise, and he's not the only person with a secret. Death stalks the castle - but is it the dreaded plague or something even more sinister? When a servant is found dead, it's clear that something terrible is going on.Can young spy, Jack Briars, and his friend, Cat Thimblebee, solve the mystery before the King himself becomes a target?

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Traitor's Game

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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First Blood

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Rocket Ride

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Blast off on a cosmic new adventure with the PETS FROM SPACE!The super Satniks take friends Tom, Zack and Daisy on a museum misson and test their out-of-this-world skills at the school pet show - but will their tricks put them top of the class? They may be naughty, but the best pets are always the PETS FROM SPACE!Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.

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Monkey Madness

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Do you wish your life was full of excitement and adventure? The pets from space are here to help!In this third hilarious book in the series, join Satniks Fizz, Toppo, Zingle and Gronk as they go on a crazy supermarket shopping trip and a walk on the wild side at Monkey Magic Adventure Park. But can friends Tom, Zack and Daisy keep the pets from space out of trouble when one of them is spotted monkeying around? Will the day be cosmic or will everyone go bananas?Moshi Monsters meets Horrid Henry in this hilarious new series for readers of 6+. Each book features two fun stories.

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Splash Landing

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Cosmic Claws

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
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Dead Man's Hand

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Sea Monster

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

While on the lookout for treasure ships, the Sea Wolf pirates encounter a tattered galleon adrift on the Caribbean Sea. When they board, they find only one crew member left - and he explains that his ship was attacked by a giant, tentacle-ridden sea monster! When the monster suddenly appears and attacks the Sea Wolf, Sam and Fernando are swept overboard! Can they escape and defeat this new threat or are they destined to become fish food?

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The Treasure Map

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Double-cross

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!Captain Blade's old enemy, Blackheart, is out for revenge. With his ruthless crew he's determined to steal the Sea Wolf. Can Sam and the pirates outwit their deadly enemy?

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Dragon Fire

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Deadly Trap

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Kidnapped

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2) Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3) Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4) When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!A fearsome encounter with enemy ships leads to a huge sea battle. When the smoke clears, Sam realises Charlie has vanished. Could his crewmate have been kidnapped? It's Sam Silver to the rescue!

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The Ghost Ship

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Skeleton Island

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

How to become an Undercover Pirate...1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor2)Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon3)Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew4)When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover!Sam Silver lives near the sea and enjoys beach-combing for pirate treasures. When he finds an ancient message in a bottle he thinks it will make a great new relic for his collection, but the bottle holds a very special secret... Inside is a gold doubloon which whisks Sam back in time to 1706. Suddenly he's on board a pirate ship - the Sea Wolf - surrounded by her fearsome captain and crew and sailing the Caribbean Sea. If Sam can't think of a very good reason why they should keep him alive, he'll be forced to walk the plank!

Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, the books of the Land of Stories series: The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning and Beyond the Kingdoms, and the companion books The Mother Goose Diaries, Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty, The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales and The Curvy Tree.

Chris Higgins

Before writing her first novel, Chris taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. She also worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Land's End, but now writes full-time.Chris has won a number of awards including Young Minds, the Lancashire Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the KYBA, and she has been shortlisted twice for Queen of Teen.She lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.