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Alex Shearer

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed writing from an early age and sold his first television script about thirty years ago. He went on to write several TV series, stage plays, radio plays, and comedy scripts. Moving into writing for children, his novels Bootleg and The Greatest Store in the World were adapted for television by the BBC, and his 2003 novel The Speed of Dark was short-listed for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He lives in Somerset, England.

    Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

    3rd March 2006

    Tins

    Fergal is a self-confessed nerd with an eccentric hobby: tin collecting. He likes the lucky dip aspect of buying tins ... More

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    1st October 2014

    The Ministry of Ghosts

    A spooky, funny mystery with ghost-hunting, useless adults ... and tea Thruppence and Tim don't know what they're getti... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Cloud Hunters

    A beautifully imagined adventure set in a world where islands float in the sky Hunting the skies is not for the faint-h... More

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    1st October 2013

    Sky Run

    A fantastical adventure through the world of the Cloud Hunters. In a world where islands float above the sun and Cloud ... More

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    2nd June 2016

    A Message to the Sea

    There's no telling who might write back . . . It's been a year since Tom Pellow's dad was lost at sea. He was a sailor ... More

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    1st February 2006

    The Lost NW

    Shortlisted for Bolton's Children's Book of the Year.... More

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    15th July 1998

    Crush

    Ally Morgan is in love. If only she could meet Stevie, the lead singer of a band called Five Nine. When her mom buys her... More

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    12th June 2003

    Sea Legs

    For 11 year-old twins, Clive and Eric, their dad's job as a top steward on a luxury cruise liner is a bit of a drag. Mum... More

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    1st April 2002

    The Great Blue Yonder (PB)

    'You'll be sorry when I'm dead.' That's what Harry said to his sister, before the incident with the lorry. And now he is... More

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    1st February 2004

    The Speed of the Dark

    Christopher Mallan loves Ernst Eckmann's sculptures. He visits his gallery often on his way home from school to marvel a... More

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      This book was a bit gory (he finds a finger in a tin!) but I really, really enjoyed it. He then buys more tins from the bargain basket and finds more...