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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.

Franklin Watts

Alien Kidnap

Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Wil Overton

Kid Force 3 are Jayden, Layla and Caleb. They aren't regular kids, they're super kids - each with an amazing superhero power.In Toxic Cookie Monster a bad bag of cookies turns a teacher into a monster, and Kid Force 3 have to save the town from her chocolate chip craving.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. This series is suitable for guided reading with children aged 5+, but also for older readers with low reading confidence or struggling to enjoy books.

Franklin Watts

The Toxic Cookie Monster

Tony Bradman, Wil Overton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Wil Overton

Kid Force 3 are Jayden, Layla and Caleb. They aren't regular kids, they're super kids - each with an amazing superhero power.In Toxic Cookie Monster a bad bag of cookies turns a teacher into a monster, and Kid Force 3 have to save the town from her chocolate chip craving.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. This series is suitable for guided reading with children aged 5+, but also for older readers with low reading confidence or struggling to enjoy books.

Orchard Books

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross

This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last.Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure.Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift.Stories included are:Jason and the Golden FleeceKing Arthur's BeginningsAladdin Hercules and the Monstrous CacusSinbad the SailorGeorge and the DragonAli Baba and the Forty ThievesTheseus and the MinotaurRobin Hood

Wayland

Mr Fawkes, the King and the Gunpowder Plot

Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
Wayland

The Baker's Boy and the Great Fire of London

Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman, Andy Catling

This exciting story brings the tale of the great fire of London to life for young readers. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As his family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?Full of adventure and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.

Wayland

The Great Fire of London

Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Wayland

Gunpowder Plot

Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
Orchard Books

Stories of World War One

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors.Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War One - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.

Orchard Books

Snow White and the Magic Mirror

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

Snow White is just TOO nice and always helping other people out. She never has a moment to herself! She asks her magic mirror for advice but will she ever really listen to the answer? Snow White must learn to say no if she's going to live happily ever after...

Orchard Books

The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Orchard Books

Mr Giant and the Beastly Baron

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

The poor giant has emerged from his various encounters with Jack rather bruised and battered, and terrified of small boys...called Jack. And actually he wasn't as bad as Jack made out - he's quite nice, really. Mr Giant settles down in a nice village where he's happy (and the locals pretend not to notice he's a giant), but things start to go wrong when a new lord turns up. The beastly baron is short and very nasty, and bullies everyone - including Mr Giant! Can Mr Giant overcome his fears and save himself and his friends by being terrifying?

Orchard Books

Mr Bear Gets Alarmed

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton

Mr Bear is a worrier, and after the Goldilocks break-in, he can't stop being anxious. And so Mr Bear installs a state-of-the-art alarm system, with all sorts of lights and motion sensors and codes, and insists that Mrs Bear and Baby Bear use it at all times... but it soon gets too much when he starts worrying about what might happen to his family outside the home, too. There's nothing else for it - Mrs Bear has to take matters into her own hands. But can she help Mr Bear to realise that he can't control EVERYTHING?

Orchard Books

Gulliver in Lilliput

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

Gulliver loves to travel. But when he is swept overboard from a ship, and finds himself tied up in a land populated by tiny people, he realises some adventures aren't quite as much fun as they should be. Can Gulliver escape the clutches of the tiny Lilliputians?

Orchard Books

David and Goliath

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

David is very upset when he is not allowed to join his older brothers to fight the Philistines. He might be the youngest, but he is no longer a little boy. When he finally gets his chance, he is determined to make it count - but can David really defeat the mighty giant, Goliath?

Orchard Books

Robinson Crusoe, Shipwrecked!

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

Young Robinson Crusoe has the chance to leave behind his boring life by joining a trading ship in the Caribbean. But when he is shipwrecked and left stranded alone on an island, how will he survive?

Orchard Books

Beowulf the Hero

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Swords Sorcerers and Superheroes

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

The Frog Prince Hops To It

Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Sarah Warburton
Orchard Books

Robin Hood And The Silver Arrow

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross

The Sheriff of Nottingham is holding a contest to find the best bowman. Robin Hood knows it's a trap to draw him out of hiding, yet is determined to enter. But with Norman soldiers surrounding the contest, how can Robin win and escape unnoticed?

Orchard Books

Jason And The Voyage To The Edge Of The World

Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Tony Bradman, Tony Ross