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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Wren & Rook

The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human

Max Pemberton
Authors:
Max Pemberton

Join Doctor Max Pemberton as he takes you on a marvellous adventure around the human body! Shrink yourself down as small as you can go. No - much smaller than that! You'll need to be small enough to crawl up nostrils, peer inside eyeballs and float through the bloodstream, because we're about to embark on an amazing trip through your awesome anatomy.On our travels we'll discover startling facts about how our bodies work and why they're so extraordinarily special. And that's not all - Dr Max will be on hand to help you feel your best with his expert body boosting tips on living and eating well.So grab your magnifying glass and stethoscope, and let's set off on our marvellous adventure of being human!

Franklin Watts

The Vikings

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Vikings? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the Vikings built their longships and set sail from their homeland, forging a path across the sea on raiding and trading expeditions. Discover their brilliant developments in navigation, transport, government and language that have influenced the way we live today.

Franklin Watts

Ninja

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

YOU are a highly trained ninja. When your village is attacked by a warlord called Raiden, only you can stop him. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.

Franklin Watts

Free Kick Pro

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Demon Dribbler

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Leo's football skills are...well let's just say he's not his team's star player. But when he visits a football museum everything changes in a flash. He can talk to football superstars - and they help to coach him!In Demon Dribbler, Leo is transported to Brazil where he is coached on a beach by Pelé, the world's greatest football player. He picks up some skills, and then actually helps Pelé out in the 1970 World Cup Semi-Final. A fantasy football tale from another dimension!This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

Orion Children's Books

Magic Mansion

Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Orion Children's Books

Magic Trix: Secrets and Spies

Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Orion Children's Books

Half Lives

Sara Grant
Authors:
Sara Grant
Orion Children's Books

Birthday Wishes

Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters

It's Trix's best friend Holly's tenth birthday and Trix can't wait for Holly to discover her own magical powers. Instead, Holly actually discovers that Trix is a witch! Now that Trix has let this slip, will it end her dream of becoming a real 'fairy' godmother?

Orion Children's Books

The Witching Hour

Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Orion Children's Books

Flying High

Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters
Contributors:
Sara Grant, Erica-Jane Waters

Trix can't wait to learn how to fly - maybe this will turn her into a real witch! But it isn't as easy as it looks. As she and her magic kitten, Jinx, grapple with broomsticks and try to help their friend while outwitting mean girl, Stella, Trix finds her whole world turned upside down - literally!

Franklin Watts

Andy Murray

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King
Orion Children's Books

Dark Parties

Sara Grant
Authors:
Sara Grant

Neva keeps a list of The Missing - the people like her grandmother who were part of her life but who have now vanished. The people that everyone else pretends never existed.In a nation isolated beneath the dome of the Protectosphere - which is supposed to protect, but also imprisons - Neva and her friends dream of freedom. But life is becoming complicated for Neva. She's falling in love with her best friend's boyfriend - and she's learning more than she ever wanted to know about what might be happening to The Missing...A gripping thriller with a dash of romance.

Franklin Watts

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne
Authors:
Jules Verne

Axel Lidenbrock and his uncle, the great explorer Professor Otto Lidenbrock, embark on a historic journey to discover the heart of the Earth. Climbing down the shaft of a volcano, they find a magical world inhabited by prehistoric creatures. But then the volcano starts to rumble...Adapted by Penny Dolan from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Franklin Watts

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens
Authors:
Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist is the classic tale of a poor orphan boy who runs away from an abusive master, only to fall in with thieves and robbers on the cruel streets of 19th-century London. Eventually Oliver discovers the truth about his past, and finds a true home. Adapted by Maggie Pearson from the original novel by Charles Dickens.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Franklin Watts

Dracula

Bram Stoker
Authors:
Bram Stoker

Driven out of his castle in Transylvania by his thirst for human blood, Dracula roams the streets of London by night, searching for fresh victims. Professor Van Helsing and his friends vow to stop him, but will they be a match for Dracula's supernatural powers?Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Bram Stoker.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Franklin Watts

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte
Authors:
Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan girl who overcomes a lonely and miserable childhood to find a position working as a governess for the mysterious Mr Rochester at grand Thornfield Hall. But as Jane finally finds happiness, long-buried secrets from the past threaten to destroy everything...Adapted by Maggie Pearson from the original novel by Charlotte Bronte.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Franklin Watts

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne
Authors:
Jules Verne

Professor Arronax and his men are kidnapped and held aboard the submarine Nautilus, piloted by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Deep under the sea they glimpse the lost city of Atlantis, dodge icebergs and do battle with a mighty giant squid. But will the Professor and his men ever manage to escape Captain Nemo and the Nautilus?Adapted by Lynne Benton from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.

Steve Skidmore

Steve Skidmore writes with Steve Barlow. Together they are Britain's most popular comedy writing and performing double act for young people. Not surprisingly, they are known as The 2 Steves!The 2 Steves met over twenty years ago when they were both teaching in Nottingham. Since then they have written over 160 books together. They have also acted as series editors on numerous reading programmes for several major publishing houses.The 2 Steves are in great demand for author visits to schools, colleges and libraries across the world. They also undertake INSET events and make regular appearances at Literary Festivals.Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really). He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - "Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!").

William Potter

For the past decade, former Top 30 indie-pop bass player William Potter has been writing, illustrating and editing children's titles, including hundreds of comics. These have taken him around the world, to the sea bed, the past and the distant future.