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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
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Driving Force

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
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

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 Demon Dribbler, Leo is transported to Brazil where he is coached on a beach by Pelé, the world's greatest football player. He picks up some skills, and then actually helps Pelé out in the 1970 World Cup Semi-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

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

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

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
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.

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller.Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now' magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.