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Leo Hartas

  • 5 stars across 47 books
    Leo Hartas has been a professional illustrator for over 30 years and started drawing from the moment he could hold a pencil. He uses a range of mediums including traditional ink, line and watercolour, acrylics, digital, DTP and 3D. Leo loves to create highly imaginative fiction and illuminating non-fiction, both with warmth and humour.
    Jon Davis studied Illustration at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, and after that spent some time doing 3D animation. Some of his films were screened around the world, but eventually he came back to illustration. Jon loves the liveliness and breadth of imagination you can use with children's books and works digitally, in Photoshop with a tablet and pen. He currently lives and works in Twickenham. Dave Shephard lives with his family in the beautiful South Downs National Park in England, a stones throw from the coast. A love of drawing and sea swimming made the area a natural fit. He's worked in the wonderfully varied and ever evolving world of Illustration for all of his professional career, specialising in books for teens, younger readers, and graphic novels.
    www.daveshephard.com Jonathan Litton has written numerous children's books in prose and verse. He loves using his science background to write about sea creatures, space and saving the planet, but is also fond of penning stories about pirates, princesses and picnics. When not writing, he can usually be found on his bike.
    7th July 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost: Book 2

    When Scott , Jack and Emily hear that a film is being made at the nearby manor house they can't resist going to watch.... More

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    1st August 2013

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights: Book 14

    Something strange is afoot on the moors above Castle Key - sinister noises, lights in the sky and mysterious figures mov... More

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    7th June 2012

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: Skeleton Island: Book 1

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2)Find a message in a bottl... More

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    7th June 2012

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy: Book 10

    There's a new resident in Castle Key - and somebody is watching him! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift soon suspect that th... More

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    7th June 2012

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck: Book 9

    A research team arrives in Castle Key to explore the wreck of an old smugglers' ship that sank in Pirate Cove. Whe... More

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    7th July 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves: Book 1

    When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring... More

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    1st September 2001

    Mimi And The Blackberry Pies

    Mimi lives with all her brothers and sisters beneath the big tree, and it's blackberry time in the hedge. Mimi decides t... More

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    9th January 2015

    Emily's Dream

    Emily loves animals. But she comes from a big family and there's no room for any pets. So she decides to help at the loc... More

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    1st September 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby: Book 5

    The circus comes to town, full of conjurors, clowns, tightrope walkers and trapeze artists. But dark secrets lurk bene... More

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    4th August 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece: Book 4

    When thieves raid the house of a neighbour, Emily, Jack and Scott are ready to investigate. But, strangely, the neighb... More

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    4th August 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold: Book 3

    A game of hide and seek in the old Castle Key lighthouse during a violent thunder storm leads to an amazing discovery ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Great Rescue: Book 7

    When the Sea Wolf stops at a quiet island to make repairs, they are surprised to find the native people in need of help!... More

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    3rd January 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Deadly Trap: Book 4

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2) Find a message in a bottl... More

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    7th February 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: Dragon Fire: Book 5

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2)Find a message in a bottle ... More

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    6th April 2015

    Classic Collection: Jason & the Golden Fleece

    Retold in clear contemporary language and coupled by illustrations, follow Jason as he attempts to capture the Golden Fl... More

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    7th June 2012

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Ghost Ship: Book 2

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2)Find a message in a bottle ... More

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    4th July 2013

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Secret Room: Book 13

    When Boomerang the cat disappears into a tiny gap behind the fireplace at Stone Cottage, Scott, Jack and Emily are amaze... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Sea Monster: Book 9

    While on the lookout for treasure ships, the Sea Wolf pirates encounter a tattered galleon adrift on the Caribbean... More

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    1st September 2011

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton: Book 6

    A string of unusual crimes hits Castle Key and the chief suspect seems to be a skeleton! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift ... More

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    9th September 2004

    Journeys

    This series looks at the origin, historical practice and significance of rites of passage as celebrated within a wide ra... More

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    1st January 2014

    Fleeced!: An Aries Adventure

    A madcap, modern-yet-mythological adventure. Aries, the ghost of the ram of Golden Fleece fame, remains furious at the ... More

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    1st October 1999

    It's Me on the Farm

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    5th April 2012

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Drowning Man: Book 8

    When Scott, Jack and Emily rescue a drowning man from the waves they are keen to hear his story, but their new friend ... More

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    5th April 2012

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery: Book 7

    When Scott, Jack and Emily stumble upon some bones in the quarry above Castle Key, they're convinced they've discovere... More

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    4th April 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Double-cross: Book 6

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2) Find a message in a bottl... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Black Salamander: Book 12

    Scott, Jack and Emily are excited when they are invited to go and watch the testing of a top secret, super-advanced, pro... More

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    1st August 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: The Treasure Map: Book 8

    When Sam's crewmate, Harry Hopp, wins an ancient treasure map while playing cards, he is disappointed to find that the... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: Kidnapped: Book 3

    How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1) Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2) Find a message in a bot... More

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    5th December 2013

    Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate: Dead Man's Hand: Book 10

    Transported back in time to the pirate ship Sea Wolf on the Caribbean Sea , Sam arrives to find the crew sharing ... More

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    31st August 2014

    Peril in the Mist

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    2nd April 2015

    Fleeced!: An Aries Adventure

    A madcap, modern yet mythological adventure! Aries, the ghost of the ram of Golden Fleece fame, remains furious at the ... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Adventure Island: The Mystery of the King's Ransom: Book 11

    When a young prince is kidnapped while on a school camping trip in Castle Key, Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift are eager to... More

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    1st June 2001

    Mimi's Picnic

    Mimi has lots of brothers and sisters and the smallest of them is called Hugo. All the mice love little Hugo, so when th... More

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    8th June 2010

    The Put-Em-Rights

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    8th June 2010

    The Six Bad Boys

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