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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

Driving Force

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 Driving Force, Leo is transported to Steven Gerrard's childhood home in Liverpool where he is given tips on how to drive an attack forward. Leo has to learn fast, because before he's ready he has to help Steven fight back against Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final - and Liverpool are 3-0 down! 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

Demon Dribbler

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Free Kick Pro

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

Assassin City

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.In Alpha City on your 16th birthday you are summoned to the all-powerful Council. It controls Alpha City. The Council gives you a job -- you have no choice. Today is Milo's 16th birthday, and his job is being chosen now...

Franklin Watts

Switch Face

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically 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.Luke can change his face to look like any one else. All he needs is a photo of them. No one knows his secret.Luke uses his power to cause big trouble.Then every time he switches his face to escape. Will he ever be stopped?

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

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.Rob has bullied Mark since they were little kids. Rob never misses a chance to unleash his cruelty and when a demon visits him in the night, Rob has the perfect way to bring hell to Mark's life 24/7. But Mark has his own demons to turn to...

Franklin Watts

Future Tense

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Franklin Watts

Alien Cage

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
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
Hodder Children's Books

Zainab and Mash

Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Jonny Zucker, Tony Ross
Hodder Children's Books

Robbie and Voxy

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

John Marsden

John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer.

Katharine McEwen

Katharine McEwen has been illustrating since graduating from Kingston University in 1996. To date she has illustrated around 40 titles and is fortunate to have worked with some fantastic authors, such as Allan Ahlberg, Michael Rosen and Giles Andreae. She is currently embarking on becoming an authorstrator (or should that be illustrauthor?!), but finds the writing part enjoyable, but very tricky!When not illustrating books, Katharine attempts to throw pots (in a making them way, not an angry way) and is endeavouring to get better at it. She also loves a good movie, rummaging in a junk shops, chin-wagging with her chums and taking photographs.

Katie Dale

Katie Dale had her first poem 'The Fate of The School Hamster' published in The Cadbury's Book of Children's Poetry, aged 8 and hasn't stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia - only to discover whilst in a Vietnam internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition.