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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Franklin Watts

Hottest Shot

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 Hottest Shot, Leo is transported to Geoff Hurst's past where he is given shooting tips by the England World Cup winner himself! Leo has to learn fast, because before he's ready he has to help Geoff beat West Germany at the 1966 World Cup 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.

Franklin Watts

Free Kick Pro

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Demon Dribbler

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Alien Academy

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Downhill Racers

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resourcesspecifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers.Through exciting and carefully levelled texts,Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word textis levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engagingcontent makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Sam and Liz are part of the Downhill Club. Their biggest rivals, Claytown Club, are determined to win the next race. Their captain, Rocky, will stop at nothing to make sure he's first across the line...

Franklin Watts

Beyond the Wall

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resourcesspecifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers.Through exciting and carefully levelled texts,Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word textis levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engagingcontent makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Zara lives on one side of the wall, Kell lives on the other. No one from the two sides has ever met... until now. Zara is determined to help Kell escape from poverty, and to unite the two sides.

Franklin Watts

Assassin City

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Switch Face

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Terror Beast

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Full Metal Hero

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resourcesspecifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers.Through exciting and carefully levelled texts,Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word textis levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engagingcontent makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Jet is caught in an explosion - but is completely unharmed! Slowly he learns that he is more than just your average teenager, he's a robot built to carry out orders of a powerful corporation - and they will stop at nothing to get him back...

Franklin Watts

Demon Streak

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Future Tense

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Alien Cage

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resourcesspecifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers.Through exciting and carefully levelled texts,Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word textis levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engagingcontent makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.The year is 2020 ad. An alien race called the Creetonsattacked Earth and won. Now all humans live in cages.Jed and Tia want to escape from the Creetons. They must find a way to beat the aliens and their robots, and free the human race.

Franklin Watts

The Deciders

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Hodder Children's Books

Eddie and Fenda

Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross

How would you like to visit a monster? And have a monster to stay with you? Eddie is one of the first lucky children to take part in a Monster Swap, and is going to visit young monster Fenda in her monster world. Fenda is three feet tall and covered with springy green hair, and can jump higher than a house. Can Eddie help Fenda's family save their ailing monster funfair? He doesn't quite know what's in store for him - but it's going to be pretty crazy!Illustrations by the million-selling Tony Ross make this a perfect book for young readers growing in confidence and for parents to read aloud. Read the other two books in the series: ROBBIE AND VOXY and ZAINAB AND MASH.

Hodder Children's Books

Zainab and Mash

Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross

What's it like going to stay with a monster - and having a monster to stay with you? Zainab is an ultra-keen skateboarder and is obsessed with midnight feasts. Mash is six feet tall and has red laser beam eyes. What on earth's going to happen when these two get together? Zainab is about to find out, in her first MONSTER SWAP ...Illustrations by the million-selling Tony Ross make this a perfect book for young readers growing in confidence and for parents to read aloud. Read the other two books in the series: ROBBIE AND VOXY and EDDIE AND FENDA.

Hodder Children's Books

Robbie and Voxy

Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross

David Gatward

David was born in Bristol and grew up with his two younger brothers between the Cotswolds, Wensleydale and Lincolnshire thanks to the transient life of having a Methodist minister for a dad. Aside from having a huge number of hobbies including: caving, camping, climbing, archery, shooting and music, David also wrote avidly. Although he had his first book published aged 18, it's taken many more years and life experiences to lead to writing full time, including seeing two ghosts, being mistaken for a homeless person, working on a salmon farm and almost drowning. David now lives in rural Somerset, with his wife and two boys, and still can't believe how his life has worked out.

Emma Dodd

Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family likes to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

Emma Fischel

Emma Fischel is an experienced writer, specialising in both fiction and non-fiction for children of primary school age. She has written several titles in this series. Emma lives in London with her three children.