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Jacqueline Rayner - Author

About the Author

Jacqueline Rayner has written nine Doctor Who novels, as well as many other science-fiction books. She lives in Essex with her husband and twin sons, along with a number of cats, guinea pigs, gerbils and goldfish.

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No Escape

No Escape

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Escape is the name of the game - literally. It's time for Paige and her gang to learn their lesson in a school-themed escape room. And it looks like someone doesn't want them to get out alive... Between the Lines II is a series of eight brand new titles that will capture the interest and imaginations of teenage readers. These texts have a range of settings - from sports clubs and schools to unfamiliar and chilling visions of the future - and they have been written by experienced authors who are experts in developing stories for struggling readers. Mature themes are covered and include the dangers of internet chat rooms, crime, grief, female empowerment, friendship, bullying and dystopian futures. With eye-catching covers and the look and feel of a real novel, these books perfectly combine visual appeal with carefully chosen content that is both compelling and relevant for teenagers and young adults.

The Sickness

The Sickness

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Trina is searching for buried treasure. But in her dreams she's the one who's being buried. Buried alive. The terrors of the past are reborn in the present and no one is safe. Can Trina and her friends solve the mystery of her nightmares in time to stop the sickness spreading? Papercuts is an eerie and haunting series written to appeal to students aged 13+ who are intimidated by full-length novels. These sinister titles have a reading age of 8-9 and an accessible word count of 5,000-6,000. Written by respected and accomplished authors, they are packed with horror and elements of the supernatural. But be warned, they're not for the faint-hearted!

Doctor Who: The Last Dodo

Doctor Who: The Last Dodo

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2017

After a trip to the zoo, the Doctor and Martha go in search of a real life dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones. There, in the Earth section, they discover every extinct creature up to the present day - billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the biggest dinosaur, all still alive and in suspended animation. Preservation is the Museum's only job - collecting the last of every endangered species from all over the universe. And for millennia the Museum has been trying to trace one elusive specimen: the last of the Time Lords... Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the acclaimed Doctor Who series from BBC Television.

Siren Song

Siren Song

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels

Author: Jacqueline Rayner, Stephen Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Freema Agyeman, Reggie Yates, Adjoah Andoh and Will Thorp are the readers of these eight original novels featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman Join the Doctor and Martha on these journeys in Time and Space as they encounter a giant beast in the Lake District, a hoard of extinct animals, a vast woodland in space, nightmarish Halloween creatures, dangerous swamp life, a vanished spaceship and a mysterious medicine man. Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole Read by Reggie Yates The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner Read by Freema Agyeman Wooden Heart by Martin Day Read by Adjoa Andoh Forever Autumn by Mark Morris Read by Will Thorp Wetworld by Mark Michalowski Read by Freema Agyeman Sick Building by Paul Magrs Read by Will Thorp The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier Read by Freema Agyeman Peacemaker by James Swallow Read by Will Thorp Based on the hit BBC TV series. Duration: 18 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels Eight adventures for the 10th Doctor

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels Eight adventures for the 10th Doctor

Author: Jacqueline Rayner, Paul Magrs, Stephen Cole, Justin Richards Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/08/2017

Freema Agyeman, Reggie Yates, Adjoah Andoh and Will Thorp are the readers of these eight original novels featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman Join the Doctor and Martha on these journeys in Time and Space as they encounter a giant beast in the Lake District, a hoard of extinct animals, a vast woodland in space, nightmarish Halloween creatures, dangerous swamp life, a vanished spaceship and a mysterious medicine man. Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole Read by Reggie Yates The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner Read by Freema Agyeman Wooden Heart by Martin Day Read by Adjoa Andoh Forever Autumn by Mark Morris Read by Will Thorp Wetworld by Mark Michalowski Read by Freema Agyeman Sick Building by Paul Magrs Read by Will Thorp The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier Read by Freema Agyeman Peacemaker by James Swallow Read by Will Thorp Based on the hit BBC TV series. Duration: 18 hours approx.

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 17: Powerless

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 17: Powerless

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. As soon as Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger rip-jump to their next dimension, they begin to experience problems with their watches. To add to this, they find a platoon of Krush warriors frozen behind an invisible barrier and one of them is holding the precious thought vial that the children seek. Can they make it through the barrier and get the thought vial, or will the Betterworlders stop them? Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

Doctor Who: The Stone Rose The History Collection

Doctor Who: The Stone Rose The History Collection

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

A 2,000 year old statue of Rose Tyler is a mystery that the Doctor and Rose can only solve by travelling back to the time when it was made. But when they do, they find the mystery is deeper and more complicated than they ever imagined. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who it seems can accurately predict the future. But when the Doctor stumbles on the terrible truth behind the statue, Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for. An adventure set in Roman times, featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant and his companion Rose Tyler.

Mindset

Mindset

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/01/2015

A new full cast adventure for the crew of the Liberator! A voice is calling in the darkness. A voice that only Cally can hear. Vila has abandoned his crewmates, searching for the mythical water of life. With Cally acting suspiciously, Tarrent and Grant face danger at the heart of paradise. A gift is offered. A gift that will cost one member of the Liberator crew dearly. But will Cally accept? All new audio drama performed by five original Blake's 7 cast members, with specially composed music and cinematic sound design. The ninth full cast Blake's 7 release from Big Finish in a series proving hugely popular with fans of the original series, starring the main cast from the third series of the BBC TV series. Author Jacqueline Rayner has written a wide range of Big Finish scripts and genre books, including for the BBC's official run of Doctor Who novels. Cast: Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Tom Chadbon (Del Grant), Alistair Lock (Zen/Orac), Geoffrey Breton (Reno).

Snow White, Black Heart

Snow White, Black Heart

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2014

Perfect for pupils with a low reading age of 8 to 9, but a high interest age of 12 to 15, our Teen Reads will have readers on the edge of their seats. Just the right level of challenging vocabulary and plot-lines make these books highly accessible, drawing readers into exciting worlds whilst simultaneously developing their reading skills. Carla was the fairest in the school - until Lucy arrived. Now it seems she'll do anything to regain her crown. But exactly how far will she go?

Snow White, Black Heart

Snow White, Black Heart

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2014

Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book

Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

For over fifty years, Doctor Who has been one of the nation's favourite programmes. Now you can discover just how much you know about it. Straightforward or fiendish, easy or horrendously difficult, all 3000 questions in this book have one thing in common - a certain traveller through time and space. From Ace to Zoe and Axons to Zygons, it covers every single one of the almost 250 Doctor Who stories that have been broadcast since 1963. So put on your brainy specs, pour yourself a nice glass of carrot juice and prepare to discover if you have the knowledge to graduate from Time Lord Academy...

Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2014

Meet Mollie - a woman with an illness called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and her family, Mike, Ellie and Eric. Mollie and her family help readers to understand what ME/CFS is, what it is like to have it and how it can affect their family life. Mollie can't always do things that other mums do because of her illness, which can sometimes be frustrating, but they share strategies that help them all to cope. The family also explain how ME/CFS can affect different people in different ways. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition. It shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone with the condition how they can support someone with ME/CFS, and their family.

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Waythroo Wormhole

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Waythroo Wormhole

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The Excelsa is nearing the Waythroo Wormhole, but time is short and supplies are running low. Tiger tries to duplicate an emergency ration-pack in the ship's fabricator so there's enough food for the rest of the trip. What he doesnt realize is that there's a stowaway on board whos tampered with the fabricator. Can the micro-friends defeat thwart disaster and make it through the wormhole back home? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Doctor Who: Winner Takes All

Doctor Who: Winner Takes All

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze - the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end and win? Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit science fiction series from BBC Television First published in 2005

Doctor Who: Earthworld 50th Anniversary Edition

Doctor Who: Earthworld 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Jacqueline Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Anji has just had the worst week of her life. She should be back at her desk, not travelling through time and space in a police box. The Eighth Doctor is supposed to be taking her home, so why are there dinosaurs outside? The Doctor doesn't seem to know either, or else he surely would have mentioned the homicidal princesses, teen terrorists and mad robots? One thing is certain: Anji is never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again. An adventure featuring the Eighth Doctor as played by Paul McGann and his companions Fitz and Anji