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  • 5 stars across 11 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.
    27th June 2018

    Space Tortoise

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

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    1st March 2018

    Max and the Millions

    Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you're deaf. He prefer... More

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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

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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

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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

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    1st August 2013

    Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door

    Alex Jennings is a boy with a problem. His mum's sent him away to boarding school because his father, the most famously... More

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    3rd July 2014

    The Tornado Chasers

    When Owen Underwood's family move to Barrow, it's because there's nowhere safer in the Valleys - and safety is very impo... More

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    22nd February 2019

    Reading Planet KS2 - The Finney Island Files: Disco Disaster - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

    Ash and Tabby are hiding out in Aunt Emmy's lighthouse and spying on the alien invaders who have taken over Finney Isl... More

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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

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    22nd February 2019

    Reading Planet KS2 - The Finney Island Files: Town Hall Horror! - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

    Ash, Tabby and Aunt Emmy have crash-landed in Finney Forest after escaping from Perseon V. They've even found the alie... More

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