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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

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

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

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 Free Kick Pro, Leo is transported to David Beckham's past where he is given dead ball tips by the England legend himself! Leo has to learn fast, because before he's ready he has to help David take his crucial free kick against Greece in 2001. It's a last gasp chance for England to get to the World Cup Finals! 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

Alien Academy

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.Curtis and Deena are starting at a brand new sports academy - the facilities are out of this world! But soon they are being tested and monitored, and they realise the teachers are not quite on planet Earth.

Franklin Watts

Downhill Racers

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
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
Franklin Watts

Terror Beast

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.Chime is a world-champion martial artist, but he has yet to face his toughest challenge! A beast is loose and causing havoc, and with the help of Master Go and Erla, Chime must go into the jungle to tame the terror that lives there...

Franklin Watts

Full Metal Hero

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
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

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

What's it like going to stay with a monster - and having a monster to stay with you? Robbie is about to find out ... Robbie is one of the first lucky children to take part in a Monster Swap: going to visit Zorb monster Voxy in his monster world. Voxy is ten feet tall, has blue fur and Amazing Elastic Eyebrows, and his favourite food is cabbage and soil burgers. Robbie 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: ZAINAB AND MASH and EDDIE AND FENDA.

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 - it launches in Summer 2017. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: seaquestbooks.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Alex T. Smith

Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator.

Arthur Robins

Arthur Robins is known and loved the world over for his witty and lively picture books and cartoons. He has illustrated numerous favourite books for Orchard, including the ever-popular 'Seriously Silly' series, written by Laurence Anholt, the 'Small Knight' series, written by Ronda Armitage, and the bestselling picture book 'My Granny is a Pirate', written by multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid. Arthur lives in Surrey, near his two grown-up daughters.