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Joanna Nadin - Author

About the Author

Joanna Nadin has had a varied and interesting career including writing John Prescott's parliamentary agony column and working as a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister. She left Downing Street in 2005 and is now a freelance government scriptwriter and writer. Joanna has previously written children’s titles for Walker Books but this is her first book for the teenage market. Inspiration came from her own tragically normal life in Saffron Walden. She now lives in Bath with her husband and daughter Amelia.

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The Queen of Bloody Everything

The Queen of Bloody Everything

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day Dido - aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David. The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own. Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of. They were normal. Joanna Nadin's first novel for adults, The Queen of Bloody Everything, is about mothers, daughters and how we can make many choices in life but can't choose where we come from.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Rumpelstiltskin

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Rumpelstiltskin

Author: Joanna Nadin, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Rumpelstiltskin is based on the traditional tale from German folklore about a goblin who helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold. But magical help comes at a price; what will the goblin ask for in return and can Lily outwit him? This charming story written by Joanna Nadin and beautifully illustrated by Alejandro O'Keeffe will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

It Wasn't Me: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

It Wasn't Me: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Braithwaite. Only Alfie swears that it's all the fault of Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear and starts to wreak more havoc than even Alfie could have imagined! Will Alfie catch Dave? And will Alfie's parents ever believe that it really wasn't him? This mischievous and thought-provoking adventure from best-selling and award-winning author Joanna Nadin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Pauline Reeves and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Lime Ideal for Ages 6+

Where Do You Go, Birdy Jones?

Where Do You Go, Birdy Jones?

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series. A story about finding yourself when everything changes and believing that love never runs out. Perfect for fans of A Boy called Hope and Jacqueline Wilson. Eleven-year-old Birdy Jones is all alone. She doesn't belong at school, at home, or even with her dad anymore. The only place she feels like herself is at her grandpa's pigeon loft, where the familiar warmth and birdsong block out the world. It's also where she meets Dogger - her only friend and the one person who really seems to know where she's coming from. Birdy used to be happy, when it was just her and Dad, but now she has a stepmum, a little sister, and another baby on the way. Worse, her growing family needs to move house, but Birdy doesn't believe there'll ever be enough room for her in Dad's busy life - and she can't leave Grandpa and the pigeons. She won't. Birdy dreams of a different family and future, and with Dogger's help she decides to find one - even if it means running away from everything she's ever known. But sometimes you need to fly away to find your way home again . . .

Girl Thursday

Girl Thursday

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Monday 1st January - New Year's Resolutions 1) Persuade Marlene not to pursue her dream of becoming an alternative tattooed glamour model 2) Try to get breasts 3) Try not to get period, which so far am excelling at 4) Snog someone, preferably Dexter Braithwaite 5) Don't get killed by my own knickers Perpetual worrier Thursday Jones is at the end of her tether. She lives in semi-squalid (in her eyes) chaos subsisting mainly on Supanoodles; her mum has no qualms about revealing the gruesome details of the day's A&E patients; her big sister Marlene is boy-obsessed, as is their internet-dating nan; her twin sisters terrorize their primary school; and her estranged dad is an Elvis impersonator called Pelvis Presley who ran off with his backing singer with whom he now has a mildly delinquent three-year-old called Hank Junior. Aunt Jeanie says she should woman up and watch some YouTube like a normal teenager; best friend Millie says there are more important things to worry about like climate change, or everyday sexism and Mum says she's taking life too seriously. Worried that she's overdosing on oestrogen Alabama sets out to find some men, including a boyfriend for Mum, a potential boyfriend for herself, and, unsolicited, an idiotic dog called Dave. A laugh-out-loud diary following Thursday Jones as she navigates the every day trials of life, perfect for fans of DORK DIARIES and GEEK GIRL.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Rudy versus the Robot

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Rudy versus the Robot

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2018

Rudy is bored. Will Dad's helpful robot, hiding in the workshop, help to cheer Rudy up or will Horace just cause chaos? Rudy versus the Robot is a hilarous variety fiction story. Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

The Queen of Bloody Everything

The Queen of Bloody Everything

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

And in that instant I fall in love. Not just with him, though he is the better part of it, but with them both, with the whole scene: the house, the garden, the magazine perfection of it. And I want very badly to be in this picture. As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David. The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own. Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family six year-old Dido dreamed of. Normal. And Dido's mother, Edie, doesn't do normal. In fact, as Dido has learnt the hard way, normal is the one thing Edie can never be . . .

The Queen of Bloody Everything

The Queen of Bloody Everything

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

And in that instant I fall in love. Not just with him, though he is the better part of it, but with them both, with the whole scene: the house, the garden, the magazine perfection of it. And I want very badly to be in this picture. As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David. The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own. Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family six year-old Dido dreamed of. Normal. And Dido's mother, Edie, doesn't do normal. In fact, as Dido has learnt the hard way, normal is the one thing Edie can never be . . .

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

The Story of the Suffragettes Band 17/Diamond

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

For nearly a century, women fought for the right to be able to vote. Their leaders brought together women from all social classes. Their fight for equality led to imprisonment and even death. This is the story of the suffragettes. * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - History

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: Tomorrow Never Comes

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: Tomorrow Never Comes

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Mabel's family won't spend time with her because they are all busy until tomorrow. But tomorrow comes, and they are still busy! Can Mabel have an adventure by herself? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts

Author: Joanna Nadin, Anthony McGowan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

MORE HOPE. MORE HEART . . . MORE FOOL YOU. Matt and Sophia live in the same city, but they come from opposite sides of the track. By rights they should never have met. They definitely should never have fallen in love at first sight, of all cliches. But, to their great surprise, they do. That's the easy part. It's what to do next that they struggle with. Friends, family and circumstance are mostly against them. They betray themselves; then they betray each other. And in the end they learn, the hard way, what it takes for love to survive. It's true what they say. Everybody hurts sometimes. But sometimes, too, the pain is worth it.

The Incredible Billy Wild

The Incredible Billy Wild

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series. A story about courage, sacrifice and family - and how everyone has something incredible inside of them, just waiting to be discovered. For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Eva Ibbotson. This cover comes in four different colours, supplied at random. Which one will you receive? When Billy Wild's teacher asks the class to write a letter to their god, Billy's request is simple: Please send me a dog. So when he discovers a greyhound hiding in the shed, he decides someone must really be listening. With the help of his brothers, Billy sets out to hide her from Dad, who's far too stressed to add a dog to the mix. But keeping a greyhound a secret is a difficult task, and when Billy's classmate Paris enters them all in a local talent show, it becomes even harder! Billy must make a big, brave, wild decision - but it's one that might save Dog and hundreds like her. And it might just make him incredible...

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : Normal Norma

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 12 : Normal Norma

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Norma leads a very normal life, but she longs for adventure. Will the silver teapot she finds at Granny's house bring her the adventure she's always dreamed of? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Snow White and Rose Red Band 12/Copper

Snow White and Rose Red Band 12/Copper

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

A traditional tale from Germany, about two sisters and their friendship with a bear, who turns out to be not at all what he seems. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions.

Ordinary George

Ordinary George

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

A warm, witty tale about family and celebrating difference, from the award-winning author of the Penny Dreadful series and Joe All Alone. Perfect for children learning to read. Everything about the Jones family is extraordinary - even their dog Digger, who can dance the can-can. Well, nearly everything . . . George Jones is utterly ordinary, and he hates it. But now the school talent contest is looming. Will George be able to discover exactly what it is that makes him extraordinary before he has to go up on stage? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10: Fabulous Fables

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 10: Fabulous Fables

Author: Joanna Nadin, Aesop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

If you are greedy, you might lose out on the good things you already have ... One good turn deserves another ... Be careful if you trick someone because they might trick you back. Maybe the animals in the stories should have listened to these wise words! Aesop's ancient fables are brilliantly retold with vibrant illustrations. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The Stepmonster

The Stepmonster

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A funny, poignant family story by bestselling author Joanna Nadin, perfect for children learning to read. Tom knows all about stepmothers from the books he's read. They do all sorts of horrible things. In fact, they aren't really stepmothers at all. They are StepMONSTERS! So when his dad's new friend Lulu comes to tea, Tom is convinced she will turn out to be a stepmonster. She might not look like a stepmonster. (Her hair looks like it's been spun from gold.) And she might not act like a stepmonster. (She likes all of the same things that Tom does - manatees and moles and woodlice and playing Snap for hours.) But maybe that's just a clever disguise... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. * Varied sentences * Detailed illustrations to enjoy * Chapters * Interesting characters and themes * A rich range of vocabulary * More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Gold.

White Lies, Black Dare

White Lies, Black Dare

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - now a major CBBC series. A compelling story for 10+ readers about falling in with the wrong crowd, and standing up for what you believe in. How far would you go to fit in? When I think of all the people I ever wanted to be, I'm pretty sure this isn't one of them... Asha Wright has it all - a barrister mum, a place at a private school, and big dreams of a life where she's a real Somebody. But when her mum gets cancer, Asha's fairytale fades and she finds herself back in Peckham, at a tough new school with new teachers, new kids . . . and Angel Jones, queen bee. Angel is everything Asha wants to be - beautiful, brash and, above all, brave. But being one of the gang comes at a cost, and Asha is forced to play a dangerous game of Truth or Dare. Where will it end?

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Class Pack of 36

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Class Pack of 36

Author: Joanna Nadin, Ali Sparkes, Sally Grindley, Ciaran Murtagh Format: Undefined Release Date: 10/09/2015

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This pack contains six of each of the following original stories: Stanley Manners, Rhyme Slime, Out of Control, Do Tigers Have Nine Lives?, Julia Caesar, Agent Blue and the Swirly Whirly. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Stanley Manners

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Stanley Manners

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Stanley Manners tells lies - lots of them! When he lies to his friends about his birthday party, they expect to see an enormous cake, a tennis-playing robot, amazing conjurors and a dragon! When Stanley wishes really hard for his lies to come true, disaster unfolds. Can Stanley get his birthday party back under control, or will his lies just get bigger and bigger? This story shows the importance of telling the truth ... and the dangers of having a dragon as a pet! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Mixed Pack of 6

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 11: Mixed Pack of 6

Author: Joanna Nadin, Ali Sparkes, Fiona Undrill, Sally Grindley Format: Undefined Release Date: 10/09/2015

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This pack contains one of each of the following original stories: Stanley Manners, Rhyme Slime, Out of Control, Do Tigers Have Nine Lives?, Julia Caesar, Agent Blue and the Swirly Whirly. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Joe All Alone

Joe All Alone

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Now a major CBBC TV series. Home Alone meets Jacqueline Wilson - a heartwarming, humorous, issue novel for 10+ readers about a young boy left home alone. When thirteen-year-old Joe is left behind in Peckham while his mum flies to Spain on holiday, he decides to treat it as an adventure, and a welcome break from Dean, her latest boyfriend. Joe begins to explore his neighbourhood, making a tentative friendship with Asha, a fellow fugitive hiding out at her grandfather's flat. But when the food and money run out, his mum doesn't come home, and the local thugs catch up with him, Joe realises time is running out too, and makes a decision that will change his life forever. Deeply poignant, deceptively simple, this book will cut the reader to the bone almost without their realising it. Imogen Russell-Williams, Teens On Moon Lane

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: The Chocolate Finger

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: The Chocolate Finger

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Tom is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle for the summer in The Chocolate Finger, he makes a very special discovery. However, he gets much more than he bargained for Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Wonderland

Wonderland

Author: Joanna Nadin, Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

When your best friend can't live without you... A psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Rachel Riley. Jude must get away. She has to ace her exams and an audition at a prestigious drama school or she'll never escape her small town life and follow her dream of becoming an actor. But then her best friend Stella returns, bringing excitement and danger to Jude's dull existence. For the first time, she can be who she wants to be. But as her life spirals out of control, Jude uncovers a dark secret. Will Stella save her - or destroy her?

Wonderland

Wonderland

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2014

When your best friend can't live without you... A psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Rachel Riley.Jude must get away. She has to ace her exams and an audition at a prestigious drama school or she'll never escape her small town life and follow her dream of becoming an actor. But then her best friend Stella returns, bringing excitement and danger to Jude's dull existence. For the first time, she can be who she wants to be. But as her life spirals out of control, Jude uncovers a dark secret. Will Stella save her - or destroy her?

Undertow

Undertow

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

An emotionally compelling young adult book from Joanna Nadin - bestselling author of Rachel Riley and three times nominated Queen of Teen - featuring romance and family mystery through three generations of mother and daughters.Can Billie find the truth? When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother's house, it's a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she's never met. But moving back to her mum's childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever.

Eden

Eden

Author: Joanna Nadin, Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A chilling and compelling YA mystery from Joanna Nadin - bestselling author of Rachel Riley and three times nominated for Queen of Teen. I wait for my heart to slow and then I begin the game of 'what ifs' and 'if onlys'. What if I could turn back time? Would Eden still stand? Would Bea still be alive? After her cousin Bea is killed in a house fire, Evie returns to her childhood home of Eden, full of guilt for what might have been. She is not the only one seeking redemption. Bea's boyfriend, Penn, arrives in Cornwall, desperate to atone for a terrible mistake. And as Penn and Evie's feelings for each other intensify, Evie slowly unravels the dark truth behind Bea's tragic death...

Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle & Cooks Up a Calamity

Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle & Cooks Up a Calamity

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

Penny Dreadful manages to Cause a Kerfuffle with three uproarious stories in which she ends up blue, along with her sister's swan outfit, and turns Joshua Bottomley pale and green by doing a science experiment on him. Penny then Cooks Up a Calamity as she tries to turn over a new leaf in the school show, on a class trip and by making the cake of dreams for her mum s birthday ... but some how her efforts still turn into a huge disaster.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 16: The Trials of Ruby P. Baxter

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 16: The Trials of Ruby P. Baxter

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In The Trials of Ruby P. Baxter, Ruby has troubles at school, a totally embarrassing dad and a goat for a pet, so life can be very trying. Read all about it in her TOP SECRET diary. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Heroes and Villains: Jake Jones v Vlad the Bad

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Heroes and Villains: Jake Jones v Vlad the Bad

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Join special agent Jake Jones as he tries to stop Vlad the Bad from taking all the things that start with the letter V in Jake Jones v Vlad the Bad. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 17: Time: The End of Time

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 17: Time: The End of Time

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In The End of Time Marley suddenly finds he has the power to stop time, but how should he use it? Should he steal a Porsche, get his own back on the class bully, or should he try to make amends with his best friend? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: The Secret Diary of Danny Grower

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: The Secret Diary of Danny Grower

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In The Secret Diary of Danny Grower Danny is excited to find the missing actor, Kurt Gold, hiding in his Nan's shed and is eager to help him. But is Kurt really who he says he is and can Danny find the stolen Jack Brown movie script? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Dilemmas and Decisions: The Witness

Project X Origins: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Dilemmas and Decisions: The Witness

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Eddie witnesses his classmate being bullied in The Witness, he knows he should tell someone. But instead he finds himself being drawn into helping the bullies: can he find his way out of this tricky situation and do the right thing? Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Facts of Life

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Facts of Life

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Typical! Just when I thought I'd found THE ONE, he gets all stroppy about a snog that wasn't even my fault and storms off. Well, enough is enough! It's time for me to wake up and smell the coffee (or at least the hot chocolate) and forget all about romance. Who needs a fairytale happy ending anyway? From now on, will deal only in cold hard facts . . . I'm Rachel Riley - welcome to my so-called life.

Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-Hah

Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-Hah

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The Dreadful bit is my dad's joke. Actually, I am not even dreadful at all. I didn't mean for Marlon, who is our school goat, to eat a mobile phone or do some poo that looks like chocolate drops. I only set him free because I was being a friend to animals. Also, I didn't ask to be a bridesmaid at Aunt Deedee's wedding; I just wanted to build my amazing tower of chairs. It wasn't really my fault the cake fell on Dad's head and everything turned into such a horrible hoo-hah.

Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Ten of Shakespeare's best-known tales retold in a lively, easy-to-read style with enchanting illustrations by Elena Temporin. Brings to life Shakespeare's world of magic and mystery, romance and revenge, witches, fairies and ghosts for a new generation of young readers. Includes outlines of all 28 of Shakespeare's other plays, along with key characters and quotations.

Penny Dreadful is Incredibly Contagious

Penny Dreadful is Incredibly Contagious

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

This title features three hilarious short stories in one book: Penny Dreadful and the Best Friend, in which Penny finds herself getting on unusually well with her arch-enemy Bridget Grimes; Penny Dreadful is Incredibly Contagious, in which a case of chicken pox and the ensuing time off school mean that Penny is forced to make her own entertainment, and Penny Dreadful becomes a Tycoon, in which Penny and Cosmo devise a helmet that can expand your brain, in order to win a TV game show.

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Meaning of Life

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Meaning of Life

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

Yes! It is official. I have a boyfriend AND it's Justin 'rock god' Statham! Have spent the last two years waiting for this moment and am certain he is THE ONE. We will have excellent grown-up relationship on every level. Thank goodness I have found the love of my life and am not still hung up on Jack. Not one bit . . . I'm Rachel Riley - welcome to my so-called life. Not suitable for younger readers.

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Life of Riley

The Rachel Riley Diaries: The Life of Riley

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2013

When will Justin Statham realize what he's missing? Can't he see that his ONE is here, right under his nose, ie. ME! Maybe he's heard that I'm rubbish at snogging? I need to brush up on my technique-and fast! Or perhaps I am just generally unlovable . . . after all, I am practically a medical midget and my hair is completely mental! I'm Rachel Riley - welcome to my so-called life. Will Rachel succeed in her quest to find the ONE? Or will she just end up with a big, fat ZERO? Not suitable for younger readers.

Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker

Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Three hilarious short stories in one book: Penny Dreadful versus the Vampire, in which Penny is worried about growing up to be a clown and decides to embark on a career as a vampire hunter instead; Penny Dreadful Looks on the Bright Side, in which miserable Grandma Grimshaw comes to stay and Penny and her best friend Cosmo appeal to her softer side, and Penny Dreadful and the World Record, in which Penny attempts to get her name in the record books.

Penny Dreadful Cooks up a Calamity

Penny Dreadful Cooks up a Calamity

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not mean to be dreadful...sawing Bridget Grimes in half for the school show was supposed to be a GOOD THING. And I didn't mean to get up to any SHENANIGANS on the school trip. Plus I worked extra-especially hard on the CAKE OF DREAMS for Mum's birthday...but somehow it still turned into a HUGE calamity. Three fantastically funny Penny Dreadful adventures in one fab book!

Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle

Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Penny Dreadful is a magnet for disaster. Starring in three more brilliant stories, Penny creates mishap, mayhem and misadventure wherever she goes. Penny Dreadful Does Her Best - After Bridget Grimes shows off her collection of Brownie badges in assembly, Penny and Cosmo decide that they are also going to do their best and try to help. But when their attempt to help out with the washing ends in bubbles, bedlam, and lots of pink clothes, they discover that it might be best not to be helpful all of the time...Penny Dreadful and the Hormones - Penny's big sister Daisy is in love with Joshua Bottomley, and it's all because of her hormones. So Penny and Cosmo decide to invent their own hormones using Cosmo's chemistry set, lots of things from the kitchen cupboards and an extra-special secret ingredient - with disastrous results. Penny Dreadful and the New Girl - When Penny's headmaster tells her class that a new girl with a famous dad is joining the school, Penny is determined to be her best friend. But one collaborative art project, a dead pigeon, and a visit from the fire brigade later, things haven't quite gone to plan...Get ready for a taste of destruction with Penny's third side-splitting trio of tales of trouble. Penny Dreadful would have even Minnie the Minx running for cover. Nothing is safe when she's around.

The Money, Stan, Big Lauren and Me

The Money, Stan, Big Lauren and Me

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2012

With the aid of little brother Stan, who has an obsession with clothes, and best friend Big Lauren, an expert on fame and fortune, Billy embarks on an epic journey through Broadley attempting to find his fortune. But nothing seems to be going to plan, until he stumbles across a jiffy bag of 20 notes.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Aladdin

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 7: Aladdin

Author: Joanna Nadin, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Aladdin is based on the traditional tale from the Middle East of a boy who finds a magic lamp containing a genie who grants him three wishes. What will Aladdin wish for and what will happen when the lamp is stolen by an evil sorcerer? This charming story written by Joanna Nadin and beautifully illustrated by Laura Anderson will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe

Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But it is not even true that I am dreadful...honest. You see, the DISASTER with Rooney, our class rat, might not have been such a DISASTER if it wasn't for Cosmo Moon Webster and his Amazing Maze. AND it is utterly not my fault that the Patented Burglar Trap accidentally tripped Gran over, so her bone went snap. ALSO, I only took Barry the cat to the hospital so he could revive Gran with The Power Of Pets. How was I to know it would be a Complete CATastrophe?

Paradise

Paradise

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2011

Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster

Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2011

My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It's just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS don't work out completely brilliantly. Like, I didn't mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn't mean to steal our neighbour's dog and make him speak Russian...It is not my fault. I can't help it - I'm just a Magnet for Disaster.

Cosmo B. Henderson: Could Do Better BC Red (KS2) B/5B Cosmo B. Henderson: Could Do Better Red (KS2) A/5c

Cosmo B. Henderson: Could Do Better BC Red (KS2) B/5B Cosmo B. Henderson: Could Do Better Red (KS2) A/5c

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 6 Red B (NC level 5b) fiction novel ... Did you ever go to a school disco dressed in your pyjamas? Does your little sister go to school dressed as a carrot? Welcome to the world of Cosmo B. Henderson! Nothing ever goes right for him, his dog eats EVERYTHING and his mum is mega-embarrassing. This is the second instalment of Cosmo's diary.

Cosmo B. Henderson: What are You Doing? BC Red (KS2) A/5C Cosmo B. Henderson: What ARE You Doing? Red (KS2) A/5c

Cosmo B. Henderson: What are You Doing? BC Red (KS2) A/5C Cosmo B. Henderson: What ARE You Doing? Red (KS2) A/5c

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 6 Red A (NC level 5c) fiction novel ... Have you ever eaten paper to get out of a sticky situation? Does your little sister go to school dressed like an alligator? Welcome to the world of Cosmo B. Henderson! Nothing ever goes right for him, his mum is MEGA-EMBARRASSING and he is the butt of everyone's jokes. This is Cosmo's diary.

Wonderland

Wonderland

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2011

Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status at the Royal Duchy School and her pathetic dad, who hasnt gotten past her mums death. The only bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab in London. It takes a lot of nerve to apply to such a prestigious program, and Judes not sure she can do it. Then Judess childhood best friend, Stella, returns. Stella, sexy and bold, and ten times cooler than Jude. With Stella by her side, Jude knows shes capable of anything.But Stellas influence extends well beyond the theater. She quickly creeps into every part of Judes life, bringing Jude the attention shes always craved. So even when Stellas behavior takes a dangerous turn, Jude cant bring herself to abandon her best friend. And anyway, now that Stellas back, theres no stopping her.In Judes dark and tangled story, Joanna Nadin explores the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.

Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me

Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2010

Billy Grimshaw thinks the world of his dad. He hasn't seen him in ages, but Billy knows he'll be home as soon as he can get away from his spying business in London. In the meantime, Billy is grappling with the news that his mum is getting married. As he makes plans to stop the wedding, Billy's life gets more and more complicated.