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Dan Smith

  • 5 stars across 13 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.

     
    15th September 2020

    The Invasion of Crooked Oak

    Something sinister is happening in Crooked Oak ... Ever since the fracking site closed, Nancy's parents have been ac... More

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    1st 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

    'Action, adventure, wolves, snow ... this story has EVERYTHING. I devoured it so quickly I need to read it again.'... More

    (8 reviews)
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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

    Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum - a genetic scientist - has been imprison... More

    (4 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

    (1 review)
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    7th March 2019

    My Friend the Enemy

    Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching a... More

    (1 review)
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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, they're i... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Big Game movie tie-in

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

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