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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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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
Authors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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Traitor's Game

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

The second instalment 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.Jack Briars, apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master Thomas Cromwell, is enjoying his new life of excitement and adventure. But the King's enemies are becoming ever more resourceful. The seemingly simple mystery of a few missing items soon leads to something much more sinister - and Jack finds himself at the heart of a deadly plot, where he and resourceful seamstress, Cat Thimblebee, must crack the code and save the King.A thrilling addition to the Spy Master series, perfect for fans of history and adventure.

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First Blood

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

An exciting spy series set in Tudor England, amid the intrigue and danger of Henry VIII's royal court, from the bestselling authors of books in the Beast Quest series.When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the King's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive and in favour, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!

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Rocket Ride

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Alex Paterson

Is there something strange in your garden? LOOK OUT! It could be an ALIEN from another planet!Pets from Space are cool! Pets from Space are clever! Pets from Space have gadgets with superpowers! But... WARNING! Pets from Space are naughty and their tricks might get you into trouble!Find out what happens to Tom, Zack and Daisy when they meet the PETS FROM SPACE! Each book features two fun stories, fully illustrated in black and white throughout by Alex Paterson.

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Cosmic Claws

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

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

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Treasure Map

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
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The Great Rescue

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

When the Sea Wolf stops at a quiet island to make repairs, they are surprised to find the native people in need of help! They've been attacked and are now being held prisoner. The chief's son managed to escape and now he needs the Sea Wolf crew - and all Sam's Silver's cunning - to help him take his village back.

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The Double-cross

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
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!There's a new pirate aboard the Sea Wolf and he's popular with the crew, but Sam is suspicious - why is the new recruit so interested in Captain Blade? And how can Sam convince his friends that they're falling into a deadly trap?

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Kidnapped

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
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
Contributors:
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!When Sam Silver and the crew of the Sea Wolf board a galleon looking for Spanish gold, they find it's already been stolen - by a ghost ship! Can our pirate heroes outwit a ghostly crew or is the treasure gone for ever?

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Skeleton Island

Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
Contributors:
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

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.