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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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Famous Five Colour Short Stories: The Birthday Adventure

Enid Blyton, Becka Moor
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Enid Blyton, Becka Moor

Introducing The Famous Five to younger readers with this NEWLY-CREATED story for children aged 6 and up!Set in the world of Enid Blyton's best-loved series, this newly-created story follows Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on a special new adventure - illustrated in gorgeous full-colour throughout by Becka Moor. Expect all the usual excitement as the Five head off to birthday party with a very special present. Little do they know, two thieves are on their trail and desperate to get their hands on it... The story is broken down into short chapters with vibrant, full-colour illustrations on every page - perfect for shared reading or for newly confident readers to enjoy independently. This new title sits alongside Enid Blyton's eight original short stories about the Famous Five, illustrated by Jamie Littler. Collect them all! A Lazy AfternoonGeorge's Hair Is Too LongWell Done, Famous Five Five and a Half-Term AdventureWhen Timmy Chased the Cat Five Have a Puzzling TimeGood Old TimmyHappy Christmas, Five!***The Famous Five®, Enid Blyton® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

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Adventure of the Goblin Dog

Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
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Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
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Animal Stories

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

A charming new bumper short-story collection from the world's best-loved storyteller.A fantastic collection of 30 stories about animals of all shapes and sizes, this will charm children aged 6 and up. From pet puppies to woodland wildlife, garden birds to pond-dwelling frogs, Enid Blyton was a devoted and knowledgeable animal-lover. Readers who feel the same way are bound to love her wonderful stories about our furry friends - and scaly, feathery or fluttery ones too!These delightful stories are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length to be read aloud in the classroom or at bedtime.***Enid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.

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Mr Galliano's Circus Story Collection

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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The Secret Island

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.In Enid Blyton's very first full-length adventure novel, meet siblings Peggy, Mike and Nora. They live with their cruel uncle and aunt and long to escape, so when their friend Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island, they run away to live there. But not all is as it seems on the island and the children soon find their adventures are only just beginning ...First published in 1938, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

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The Secret of Spiggy Holes

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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The Secret Forest

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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The Secret of Moon Castle

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora, Jack and Prince Paul are staying in the remote, mysterious Moon Castle. But weird things begin happening almost immediately - paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make noises when no one is touching them! Can the children discover the truth behind the spooky goings-on inside Moon Castle?First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.

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Caravan Family

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays.First published in 1945, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Saucy Jane Family

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Pole Star Family

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.After a miserable summer full of runny noses and chesty coughs, Mike, Belinda and Ann are terribly excited about Granny's offer to take them on the cruise of a lifetime. The gorgeous cruise ship, Pole Star is the so much fun and takes them to exotic markets and breathtaking castles in Portugal, the Canary Islands and even Africa. This will be the best holiday ever!First published in 1950, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Seaside Family

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
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Buttercup Farm Family

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.When Dad buys two caravans, Mike, Belinda and Ann are delighted. Henceforth they are known as the Caravan Family. Not only do they live in their beautiful new homes, but they also travel the world and go on the most amazing holidays. In this story, they travel to Buttercup Farm.First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Queen Elizabeth Family

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Holiday dreams come true for one lucky family in Enid Blyton's classic Family Series.Mike, Belinda and Ann are going on the most exciting holiday yet! They'll sail all the way to New York on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner and will stay for a whole two weeks. What could more adventurous than exploring the decks of the most enormous ship and experiencing the whirl, bustle and sheer size of life in America?First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text and artwork.

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Naughty Amelia Jane!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Amelia snips the tail off pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to mischief at the beach. The other toys try to teach the terror of the toy cupboard to be well-behaved, but will they succeed?First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Amelia Jane Again!

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton
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Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Look out! Not only have the toys got to beware of the terror of the toy cupboard - Amelia Jane - they now have to put up with Sidney, the selfish teddy bear. The toys are desperate to teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Amelia Jane is Naughty Again

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane causes mayhem with a boomerang, defaces the nursery walls and plays all sorts of tricks on poor Mr Up-and-To! The toys have enough and Amelia Jane promises to be behave. But can the world's naughtiest toy ever learn to behave?First published in 1954, this edition contains the original text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

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Good Idea, Amelia Jane!

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy!Amelia Jane is full of mischievous ideas. This time, she hides things inside poor old bear's tummy, pours water down everyone's clothes and swaps the toys' wind-up keys so that clockwork robot is jumping like a rabbit. But the other toys are not letting her get away with. One day, when Amelia is fast asleep, they paint spots on her to make her think she's got measles.Ten mischievous tales from the world's naughtiest toy! First published separately in the 1950s, this collection contains the original texts and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011):Amelia Jane's SpotsGood Idea, Amelia Jane!Come Now, Amelia Jane!Amelia Jane and the Sailor DollOh! Amelia Jane!Tit for Tat, Amelia Jane!Bother You, Amelia Jane!It's Raining, Amelia Jane!Amelia Jane and the KeysAmelia Jane and the Records

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Famous Five: Famous Five Giftbox (2,5,7,8)

Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton