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Dan Smith

  • 5 stars across 16 books

     Dan Smith is the award-winning and bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His children's titles, which include My Friend the Enemy and Boy X, have won him numerous accolades including the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, the Essex Book Award, and nominations for the Branford Boase Award and the Young Quills Award. Dan lives in Newcastle with his family.

     
    3rd September 2020

    The Invasion of Crooked Oak

    Stranger Things meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers in this fast-paced, horror adventure with an ecological... More

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    9th February 2018

    Around the World in 50 Ways

    Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50... More

    (11 reviews)
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    7th March 2019

    She Wolf

    A gripping fusion of action, revenge and Norse legend from award-winning author Dan Smith! 'Nothing ... More

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    4th January 2018

    Below Zero

    When Zak's plane crash-lands on Outpost Zero, a small Antarctic research base in one of the most isolated places o... More

    (7 reviews)
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    4th February 2016

    Boy X

    From acclaimed writer Dan Smith - author of My Friend the Enemy, Nisha's War and Big Game, now a maj... More

    (4 reviews)
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    6th May 2021

    The Beast of Harwood Forest

    What's hiding in Harwood Forest? When Pete, Nancy and Krish arrive at Heathland Camp for a school trip, th... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st January 2015

    Big Game

    13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive arm... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st May 2014

    My Brother's Secret

    Germany, 1941. 12-year-old Karl Friedmann is looking forward to joining the Hitler Youth, like all boys his age. B... More

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    7th March 2019

    My Friend the Enemy

    A captivating World War II story with a high-stakes ending that explores the moral dilemma of helping the enemy. ... More

    (1 review)
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    3rd February 2022

    Nisha's War

    From acclaimed author Dan Smith comes a page-turning, atmospheric ghost story packed full of adventure a... More

    (1 review)
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    • She Wolf

      She Wolf

      This book is brilliant. Although i pronounced the main character's name, Ylva (eel-va) wrong in my head. However it's good to hear a name that I would...

    • The Beast of Harwood Forest

      The Beast of Harwood Forest

      A really exciting, scary story about teenagers on a school trip venturing into the woods alone. Large, clear Barrington Stoke font makes it suitable f...

    • Nisha's War

      Nisha's War

      Nisha’s War is a stunning, hauntingly atmospheric wartime adventure which swept me into a ghostly tale of loss, forgiveness and hope; a...