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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.

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Haunt Me

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

An intensely romantic and haunting novel about how love can overcome the ultimate divide - from Liz Kessler, the bestselling author of Read Me Like a Book.Joe wakes up from a deep sleep to see his family leave in a removals van. Where they've gone, he has no idea. Erin moves house and instantly feels at home in her new room. Even if it appears she isn't the only one living in it. Bit by bit, Erin and Joe discover that they have somehow found a way across the ultimate divide - life and death. Bound by their backgrounds, a love of poetry and their growing feelings for each other, they are determined to find a way to be together.Joe's brother, Olly, never cared much for poetry. He was always too busy being king of the school - but that all changed when Joe died. And when an encounter in the school corridor brings him face to face with Erin, he realises how different things really are - including the kind of girl he falls for.Two brothers. Two choices. Will Erin's decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she is lost forever?

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Jenny the Pony's New Friends

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips

A red Early Reader about friendship featuring Jenny the Pony, from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler, and Laura Tonge, with illustrations from Mike Phillips.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Amy's pony, Jenny, is lonely in her new stable yard, but soon finds some clever ways to make new friends. From fellow pony Peanut, to kittens, chickens and a family of baby sparrows - there's always friendship to be found.

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Read Me Like A Book

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler
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Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Emily is delighted when her family returns to Brightport, but their attempts to follow Neptune's orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed.Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, Mandy Rushton, Emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by Neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens' true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together.A magical adventure, featuring the power of friendship and told with Liz's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch.

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Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Emily and Aaron are sent on a top secret mission by King Neptune. The king has been having nightmares he doesn't understand and he knows only that Emily and Aaron must go to the Land of the Midnight Sun to avoid catastrophe. But when the friends arrive in this icy world of mountains and glaciers, they uncover a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.A magical adventure about the power of friendship.

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Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Welcome back to the world of Emily Windsnap! A school trip to a beautiful island plunges Emily and her friends into a new adventure. What is the secret of the mysterious ship that sometimes appears on the horizon, and does the answer lie in the lost city of Atlantis?Emily's adventures have been captivating fans for more than ten years, and this is the eagerly awaited sixth book in the bestselling series.

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Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Jessica Jenkins is missing . . . Jessica Jenkins has always thought she was a perfectly ordinary girl, until the day that part of her arm vanishes in the middle of a Geography lesson! Her best friend Izzy is determined to help Jessica realise what a great opportunity the power to turn invisible could be, but where has her new ability come from? Does this mean she's a superhero? And, when her friends are threatened, can Jessica use her superpower to help?A wonderful superhero adventure from bestselling author Liz Kessler.

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Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Treasure Keeper

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Emily Windsnap Complete Collection (eBook only)

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids - and even makes a mermaid best friend, Shona Silkfin! With Shona and her other friends by her side, Emily embarks on a series of exciting and magical adventures, tackling everything from an angry sea god to a monstrous kraken.

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Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Poppy is not very happy to discover that she is getting a new shipmate - a kitten called George. She's sure he'll be stealing her pirate treasure, taking her favourite spot by the fire, and generally causing trouble. What's a pirate dog to do?

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North of Nowhere

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler
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Poppy the Pirate Dog

Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips
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Liz Kessler, Mike Phillips

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Poppy is very excited to be going on holiday, especially when she is given a skull and crossbones scarf to wear. But life as a pirate dog at the seaside is trickier than she realises...

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A Year without Autumn

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

If you could see into the future - would you look?Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time.Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead?With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILYWINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores thechanges that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of adisaster.

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Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy's Promise

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

The third magical fairy novel in the Philippa Fisher series from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler.Philippa is looking forward to spending New Year in the village where her new friend Robyn lives. But her fairy godsister Daisy, assigned to a new job but disobeying orders as usual, turns up to warn her that something really bad (SRB) is going to happen! What they don't know is that a fairy has gone missing from the ancient stone circle on the moors - and that at ATC (Above the Clouds) Headquarters, the fairy godmothers in charge have a special plan for them...A perfect story for Liz Kessler's many fans, in which humans and fairies swap worlds with dramatic and unexpected consequences.

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Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

Liz Kessler, Katie May
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Liz Kessler, Katie May
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Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker's Daughter

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

Philippa and Daisy, her fairy godsister, are reunited in a second magical Philippa Fisher adventure from Liz Kessler, author of the bestselling Emily Windsnap series.Being on holiday with her mum and dad should be wonderful, but Philippa Fisher is lonely. When she meets a girl called Robyn, she's sure there's something odd about her - something she's not saying - and Philippa is determined to find out what it is. And whatever it may be, Philippa is sure that her fairy godsister, Daisy, will be able to help. But things are about to go horribly wrong...Wonderful characters, an intriguing plot, and all the magic you could wish for - this is Liz Kessler at her very best in a lovely, sympathetic story about friendships old and new.

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A Tangle of Tails

Liz Kessler
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Liz Kessler

'Emily Windsnap: A Tangle of Tails' brings together the first three Emily Windsnap books in one volume. In her first adventure Emily discovers that she is a mermaid, she finds her long lost merman father and reunites him with her land-bound mother. In her next adventure she swishes through an underwater world and inadvertently wakes the Kraken - legendary monster from the deep. And in her third adventure Emily finds a ring belonging to Neptune, who decrees in fury that her life as both mermaid and human must end!An enchanting fantasy series with vivid scenes of a brilliantly realised underwater world and a delightful and wholly believable heroine. With a lightness of touch Liz Kessler writes about universal themes for families, friendship, love and luck.

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Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist

Liz Kessler, Natacha Ledwidge
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Liz Kessler, Natacha Ledwidge
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Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep

Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
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Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb

Emily Windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home - a secret island near the Bermuda Triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn't a problem. But, being Emily, she can't resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken - the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!Emily tries to undo the damage as the kraken's terrifying tentacles rise from the deep!Mermaid magic, wonderful descriptions of undersea life and a fabulous adventure focused on the power of friendship make this a real page-turner, with all the charm and warmth of Liz Kessler's first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap.Read by Teresa Gallagher(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb
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Liz Kessler, Sarah Gibb