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Ross Montgomery

  • 5 stars across 23 books
    Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in Brixton, London.

    David Litchfield lives in Bedfordshire. He first started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his siblings. Since then David's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the UK, Europe and America. He is the author/illustrator of the award winning picture book The Bear and the Piano. The Building Boy was his first picture book with Ross.
    5th November 2020

    The Midnight Guardians

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2021 WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH HIVE CHI... More

    (36 reviews)
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    4th November 2021

    The Chime Seekers

    Heart-stopping fantasy from the twice Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Mid... More

    (36 reviews)
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    5th August 2021

    Ten Delicious Teachers

    An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling and written in a deliciously infectious rhyme with wit... More

    (20 reviews)
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    2nd May 2019

    Space Tortoise

    Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park. . there lived a little tortoise. But Tortoi... More

    (18 reviews)
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    1st October 2020

    Rock Bottom: A Midsummer Nightmare

    Nick is truly, madly in love with Jessie Stone. And she doesn't even know his name. In a ploy to win her heart, he pla... More

    (11 reviews)
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    2nd November 2017

    Christmas Dinner of Souls

    It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, h... More

    (10 reviews)
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    1st September 2016

    The Building Boy

    All at once, it was as if the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the rooftiles on her h... More

    (7 reviews)
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    1st March 2018

    Max and the Millions

    From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, liv... More

    (5 reviews)
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    3rd March 2016

    Perijee & Me

    When 11-year-old Caitlin discovers a shrimp-like alien creature on the shores of her island home, she takes responsibili... More

    (4 reviews)
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    22nd February 2019

    Reading Planet KS2 - The Finney Island Files: Alien Invasion - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

    Ash leads a quiet, boring life on Finney Island. He keeps his sporty sister and his scatterbrained parents organised, ... More

    (1 review)
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