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Ross Montgomery

  • 5 stars across 26 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

Discover a world of magical storytelling with Ross Montgomery. SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WATERSTO... MoreThe Midnight Guardians

(40 reviews) Review
4th November 2021

The Chime Seekers

Discover a world of magical storytelling from a twice Costa-shortlisted author“One of our finest children’s writers.” Ph... MoreThe Chime Seekers

(40 reviews) Review
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... MoreTen Delicious Teachers

(26 reviews) Review
4th May 2023


Discover a world of magical storytelling from a twice Costa-shortlisted author“One of our finest children’s writers.” Ph... MoreSpellstone

(21 reviews) Review
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... MoreSpace Tortoise

(18 reviews) Review
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... MoreChristmas Dinner of Souls

(11 reviews) Review
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 plans... MoreRock Bottom: A Midsummer Nightmare

(11 reviews) Review
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 he... MoreThe Building Boy

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreMax and the Millions

(5 reviews) Review
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... MorePerijee & Me

(4 reviews) Review
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