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M. G. Leonard

  • 5 stars across 9 books

       M. G. Leonard   is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children's books. Her Beetle Boy series has sold in 37 countries and she is currently writing the screenplay for a TV series based on the trilogy. Before becoming a writer, M. G. Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. She is also a trained actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons.
       Daniel Rieley   is a British illustrator based in Lisbon. He studied at The Arts Institute Bournemouth and has illustrated children's picture books for Templar and Penguin Random House USA. When Daniel is not drawing, you can probably find him trying to catch waves, taking photos with old cameras, or playing his newly discovered sport, Padel. Say hello at @daniel_rieley.



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    30th January 2020

    The Highland Falcon Thief

    Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021 Winner of the Books are M... More

    (70 reviews)
    3rd June 2021


    From the internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy and the Adventures on Trains series, comes the first b... More

    (43 reviews)
    3rd September 2020

    Kidnap on the California Comet

    Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventur... More

    (36 reviews)
    4th February 2021

    Murder on the Safari Star

    Join Hal and Uncle Nat as they plunge straight into an exciting mystery - this time while on Safari! All-ab... More

    (33 reviews)
    2nd January 2020

    The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

    A brilliantly topical and delightfully funny picture book from internationally bestselling author M.G. Leonard, that... More

    (21 reviews)
    16th September 2021

    Danger at Dead Man's Pass

    Embark on a thrilling fourth adventure in the bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series - Danger in D... More

    (1 review)
    3rd February 2022

    Sabotage on the Solar Express

    Ride into danger with Hal and Uncle Nat on the fifth breathtaking Adventures on Trains Mystery, Sabotage on the So... More

    (0 reviews)
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