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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

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
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

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

Putting on a Play: The Great Fire of London

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

A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, 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 Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is 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?

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
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

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
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

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

This collection brings together ten classic stories, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises and adventure. Retold in a lively and humorous style by Tony Bradman and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, these stories will capture every child's imagination from the very first page. Contents: Jason and the Golden Fleece * King Arthur's Beginnings * Aladdin and His Magic Lamp * William Tell * Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus * Sinbad the Sailor and the Roc * George and the Dragon * Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves * Theseus and the Minotaur * Robin Hood and the Sheriff

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.