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Beatriz Castro

  • 5 stars across 46 books
Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills. Beatriz Castro was born in La Rioja, Spain in 1985. When she was a little girl, she was always drawing and writing stories. She studied illustration at the school of arts in her home town, Logrono. After graduating, she embarked on a career as a professional illustrator and has since been published by many international publishing houses. She especially enjoys creating funny characters. Beatriz likes animals, classic stories and fairy tales and listens to rock and punk music.
7th May 2020

Hope Jones Saves the World

Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award My name is Hope Jones. I am ten years old. I am going to save the world. ... MoreHope Jones Saves the World

(20 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Beyond Platform 13

Discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure by Sibéal Pounder, beautifully illustrated by Beatr... MoreBeyond Platform 13

(14 reviews) Review
7th January 2021

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat

You’re never too young to make a big difference, as Hope Jones has learned in her fight against plastic pollution. Now s... MoreHope Jones Will Not Eat Meat

(14 reviews) Review
31st August 2023

Bella Bright and the Ghost Game

Eleven-year-old Bella Bright has just moved into Darkling House in Castleton. On her first day at her new school, she is... MoreBella Bright and the Ghost Game

(13 reviews) Review
1st July 2021

Hope Jones Clears the Air

Hope Jones hates cars - they turn the air brown and make everyone sick. Her friend Selma has asthma, and Hope's bogeys a... MoreHope Jones Clears the Air

(12 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Secret of Platform 13: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Rediscover the magical secrets at King's Cross station in a 25th anniversary illustrated edition of Eva Ibbotson's class... MoreThe Secret of Platform 13: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

(5 reviews) Review
7th April 2022

Mia Makes a Meadow

Mia loves all things messy and muddy. Erik likes things spick-and-span and spotless. Together they enjoy their shared ga... MoreMia Makes a Meadow

(4 reviews) Review
4th July 2019

Scoop McLaren: Detective Editor

What do you do when an evil newspaper editor wreaks havoc in a quiet coastal town? Sonny Fink writes online news that is... MoreScoop McLaren: Detective Editor

(4 reviews) Review
7th April 2023

Daisy and Jack's Perfect Pond

Third title in highly praised series. Packed with natural history information. Perfect for parents, libraries and school... MoreDaisy and Jack's Perfect Pond

(4 reviews) Review
28th October 2020

Scoop McLaren: Waves of Mystery

Feisty detective editor, Scoop McLaren, is back and this time the mystery has her sailing into uncharted waters! When F... MoreScoop McLaren: Waves of Mystery

(2 reviews) Review
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