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Beatriz Castro

  • 5 stars across 30 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. ... More

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    3rd October 2019

    Beyond Platform 13

    Discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure by Sib e al Pounder, beautifully illustra... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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 c... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    13th January 2020

    Pop Pop Pop!: Band 01b/Pink B

    Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse ... More

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    8th September 2016

    Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 2: Exotic Plant Shop

    Discover unusual plants through high-quality photographs, while bright illustrations take you into the world of an exoti... More

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