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Dave Cousins

  • 4 stars across 14 books
Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave Cousins went to art college in Bradford, joined a band and moved to London. He spent the next ten years touring and recording, and was nearly famous.     Dave's writing career began aged ten, penning lyrics for an imaginary pop group. He has been scribbling songs, poems and stories ever since. His debut novel for teenagers, 15 Days Without a Head was a Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week, a winner of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices, and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. A Member of author collective The Edge. Dave spends his days at schools and libraries meeting readers, or at his desk in the attic making up stories.     Keep up to date with Dave by visiting his website (www.davecousins.net); say hello on Facebook (www.facebook.com/davecousinsauthor); or follow him on Twitter (@DaveCousins9000).

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11th July 2019

My Babysitter Is a Robot

When Grandma creates a robot babysitter for twins Jake and Jess, chaos ensues! Robin is embarrassing, clumsy and, wor... MoreMy Babysitter Is a Robot

(3 reviews) Review
19th May 2015

Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!

'HELP! Somebody get me out of here! This is all a HUGE MISTAKE! I can't believe we ended up in this mess! Well . . . act... MoreCharlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here!

(2 reviews) Review
6th February 2020

Is My Teacher A Robot?

When Grandma creates Robin the robot babysitter for twins Jake and Jess, chaos ensues! When Robin the robot b... MoreIs My Teacher A Robot?

(2 reviews) Review
4th February 2021

My Robot's Gone Wild

When Grandma creates a robot babysitter for twins Jake and Jess, chaos ensues! Jake and Jess are on their way to ... MoreMy Robot's Gone Wild

(1 review) Review
1st May 2013

Goodbye to All That: Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

It’s a young boy’s last day at primary school, and he excitedly lists off all the points he won’t miss when he goes to “... MoreGoodbye to All That: Band 06 Orange/Band 17 Diamond

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1st May 2013

One Short: Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

A young boy’s best friend Jamie has just moved away, and he feels no-one could replace him, not even the new boy Daniel.... MoreOne Short: Band 07 Turquoise/Band 12 Copper

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17th April 2014

Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and Football

'I play for North Star Galaxy and this is the story of our first season. I don't know how it's going to end - but I hope... MoreCharlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends, and Football

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7th March 2013

Waiting for Gonzo

Meet Oz . . . he's got a talent for trouble but his heart's always in the right place (well, nearly always). Uprooted f... MoreWaiting for Gonzo

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5th January 2012

Fifteen Days Without a Head

Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and ... MoreFifteen Days Without a Head

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