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Joe Craig

  • 4 stars across 22 books

    Joe Craig is a novelist, screenwriter, songwriter and performer.

    His award-winning thrillers for children have earned him a place
    alongside Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson and Robert Muchamore
    as "one of the best spy kids authors... outstanding at both writing
    and plotting." (The Times)

    The first book in his best-selling Jimmy Coates series was published
    by HarperCollins in 2005. Since then the six books in the series have
    won over young fans across the world and converted thousands of
    previously reluctant readers with an electric mix of action, suspense
    and thrilling twists.

    Packed houses at festivals, bookshops, libraries and schools all over
    the world have experienced The Joe Craig Show. His tall tales, improvised
    stories, and surprising theories about writing have enthralled and entertained
    audiences every bit as much as his books.

    He studied Philosophy at Cambridge University then became a songwriter,
    winning numerous awards for his music before unexpectedly turning to writing books.

    The success of his books led to a new career writing movies. He now
    splits his writing time between novels for children and adults, non-fiction and film projects.

    When he's not writing he's visiting schools, playing the piano, drawing,
    inventing snacks, playing snooker, cricket and football, watching a movie or reading.

    He lives in London with his wife (broadcaster & adventurer Mary-Ann Ochota),
    his dog (Harpo the labradonkey) and his dwarf crocodile (Professor Sven).

    22nd February 2019

    Reading Planet KS2 - World of Robots: Jango - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

    Jango and his grandpa are on their own, living on a planet that is largely covered by water. Robot ships patrol the oc... More

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    1st October 2007

    Jimmy Coates: Sabotage

    Jimmy Coates embarks on his fourth adventure in his ongoing mission to out-think / out-manouevre and outwit NJ7. If yo... More

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    6th March 2006

    Jimmy Coates: Target

    Jimmy's back in the electrifying sequel to Jimmy Coates: Killer. Stand back for this new high-speed adventure, packed ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Jimmy Coates: Blackout

    Seventh action-packed adventure for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly... Jimmy Coates... More

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    1st October 2008

    Jimmy Coates: Power

    Sixth action-packed adventure for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly... Jimmy Coates s... More

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    1st April 2008

    Jimmy Coates: Survival

    Fifth title and a stunning new look for Jimmy Coates - part boy, part weapon, totally deadly! Can Jimmy ... More

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    31st March 2005

    Jimmy Coates: Killer

    An eleven-year-old boy discovers he has strange powers, and a future that holds mystery, adventure - and death! ... More

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    29th September 2011

    EDGE: A Rivets Short Story: Lifters

    Adaq and Maya are siblings - urban professionals with a unique set of thieving skills. When Adaq lifts a package from... More

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    3rd January 2007

    Jimmy Coates: Revenge

    A third action-packed adventure for the incredible Jimmy Coates. Will Jimmy Coates ever be free of NJ7? ... More

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    12th November 2012

    Lang's Revenge

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