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Anthony McGowan

  • 4 stars across 87 books
    Anthony McGowan's first novel for teenagers Hellbent, was published in 2005. It was described by The Times as 'brilliantly nauseating'. Henry Tumour won the Booktrust Teenage Prize the following year and the Catalyst Award in 2007 and in 2010 he was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in North West London.
    4th January 2019

    Lark

    WINNER OF THE 2020 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL. Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visi... More

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    8th June 2017

    Rook

    When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is determined to keep it alive. Nicky doubts the scruffy bir... More

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    6th October 2017

    I Killed Father Christmas

    Jo-Jo is convinced that Christmas is cancelled - and it's all his fault. To make amends, he decides he must become Fat... More

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    5th July 2012

    The Donut Diaries: Escape from Camp Fatso: Book Three

    From the Carnegie Medal 2020 winning author of Lark comes The Donut Diaries. Dermot Milligan loves do... More

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    1st May 2008

    The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

    Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fa... More

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    1st June 2013

    Brock

    A bleakly poetic tale about one boy's determination to save a badger cub from the destructive hands of a local gang. W... More

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    5th July 2012

    Willard Price: Leopard Adventure

    Adventure, animals and action in the first authorized Willard Price book by award-winning author Anthony McGowan, for ... More

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    7th August 2008

    The Bare Bum Gang Battles the Dogsnatchers

    More brilliant jokes and plenty of laughs as the gang come together to battle some evil dogsnatchers! Ludo, Noah, J... More

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    4th August 2011

    The Donut Diaries: Book One

    From the Carnegie Medal 2020 winning author of Lark comes The Donut Diaries, a British Diary of a Wimpy Ki... More

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    6th April 2006

    Hellbent

    Anthony McGowan is the Carnegie Medal 2020 winning author of Lark . Sent to Hell for typical teenage misdemean... More

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