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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

Plants

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Franklin Watts

Humans

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

This stunningly illustrated series looks at life in the prehistoric era, focusing not just on dinosaurs, but looking at the world as a whole. The prehistoric era is absolutely fascinating for children and adults alike, and is useful for schools studying history chronologically. Amazingly detailed and accurate illustrations bring the prehistoric era to life. Engaging reading for children aged 7+.

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 encourage children's reading development. This series is suitable for guided reading with children aged 5+, and contains accessible storylines in a familiar setting with science fiction themes. It can also be used with older, independent readers who have low reading confidence or who are struggling to enjoy books.

Franklin Watts

Dr Vlogger

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 this adventure, Dr Vlogger has taken over control of all electrical gadgets, and wants to take over the world. Kid Force 3 fly out to put in bug in his plans.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to encourage children's reading development. This series is suitable for guided reading with children aged 5+, and contains accessible storylines in a familiar setting with science fiction themes. It can also be used with older, independent readers who have low reading confidence or who are struggling to enjoy books.

Orchard Books

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

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

Mr Fawkes, the King and the Gunpowder Plot

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

This exciting story brings the gunpowder plot to life for young readers. Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king. They are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?Full of secrets, excitement 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 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

A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set in London in 1605, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king, they are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?

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
Orchard Books

The Wicked Stepmother Helps Out

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

The Wicked Stepmother wants to do something to help people - and make amends for her past. But trying to find the right job proves tricky - until the Bad Fairy gives her an idea...

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
Orchard Books

Robinson Crusoe, Shipwrecked!

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman
Orchard Books

Beowulf the Hero

Tony Bradman
Authors:
Tony Bradman

Beowulf is determined to become a hero by slaying the evil beast, Grendel. The monster has been terrorising the chieftain, Rothgar, by killing his men every night - and leaving behind nothing but blood. Can Beowulf defeat Grendel, and bring peace to the land?

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

To win back his father's kingdom, Jason must find the fabled Golden Fleece. Many have attempted the perilous journey in search of it and never returned. But Jason and his band of Argonauts set sail determined to succeed!Part of a collection of fun-filled, dynamic and dramatic stories, tales that every aspiring boy-adventurer wants to read.