Simon Cheshire - Author

About the Author

Simon Cheshire is the award-winning author of the Saxby Smart and Jeremy Brown series. Simon's ultimate dream is to go the moon, but in the meantime, he lives in Warwick with his wife and children and contents himself with writing in a tiny wardrobe and eating too much chocolate.

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The Boy With Wings Band 09/Gold

The Boy With Wings Band 09/Gold

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Icarus and his father have been imprisoned in a maze. They dream of escape, but all they have are some sticks, feathers and wax ... * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - An retelling of a myth. * Recap the key events in a reader response spread on pages 22-23.

Captain Jellybeard and the Giant South Sea Prawn

Captain Jellybeard and the Giant South Sea Prawn

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

How to Be a Snappy Speller Teacher's Edition

How to Be a Snappy Speller Teacher's Edition

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Do your students trip up over long and difficult spellings? Then look no further! How to Become a Snappy Speller is bursting full of useful tips to get your students' spelling needs up to speed! Packed full of awesome activities and hints and tips, How to Become a Snappy Speller will have your students mastering the art of spelling in no time!

How to Be a Snappy Speller

How to Be a Snappy Speller

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Find yourself tripping up over long and difficult spellings? Then look no further! How to Become a Snappy Speller is bursting full of useful tips to get your spelling needs up to speed! Packed full of awesome activities and hints and tips, How to Become a Snappy Speller will have you mastering the art of spelling in no time!

The Vampire Quest

The Vampire Quest

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2015

Deena's Dreadful Day

Deena's Dreadful Day

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2015

How to Get a Grip on Grammar

How to Get a Grip on Grammar

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

How to Get a Grip on Grammar is packed full of amazing activities to get your grammar skills up to speed! Have fun with terrific tenses, awesome adverbs and super sentence structure! For useful tips and inspiring ideas, How to Get a Grip on Grammar is jam packed full of outrageous activities that will have you mastering the world of grammar in no time!

How to Get a Grip on Grammar Teacher's Edition

How to Get a Grip on Grammar Teacher's Edition

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

How to Get a Grip on Grammar is packed full of amazing activities to get your students' grammar skills up to speed! Have fun with terrific tenses, awesome adverbs and super sentence structure! For useful tips and inspiring ideas, How to Get a Grip on Grammar is jam packed full of outrageous activities that will have your students mastering the world of grammar in no time!

Target Silverclaw

Target Silverclaw

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2015

Target Silverclaw is the fourth book in the exciting, action-packed SWARM series. The Secret Intelligence Agency has a new weapon: SWARM - artificially intelligent robotic bugs that act as undercover agents. Operating below the radar, they can fly faster, see further and sting harder! They won't stop until they've completed their mission, no matter what it takes. In the face of trouble, SWARM are armed and ready to fight. SWARM detect that Defence Secretary, Sir Godfrey Kite, has been replaced by an android.As they delve deeper, the SWARM team discover more of the imposters. They've gained access to crucial government assets and they're plotting to wipe out the world's leaders. Can SWARM defeat the androids before the fuse is lit on their explosive plans? Exciting stories of spying and hi-tech gadgets for readers seeking fast-paced action books that bridge the gap between Transformers and Alex Rider.

Swarm: Operation Sting

Swarm: Operation Sting

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2015

Code Name Firestorm

Code Name Firestorm

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2015

Code Name Firestorm is the third book in the exciting, action-packed SWARM series. The Secret Intelligence Agency has a new weapon: SWARM - artificially intelligent robotic bugs that act as undercover agents. Operating below the radar, they can fly faster, see further and sting harder! They won't stop until they've completed their mission, no matter what it takes. In the face of trouble, SWARM are armed and ready to fight. In Code Name Firestorm, a string of hi-tech attacks have hit London, hacking classified data and targeting banks. The mysterious organization behind the attacks has gained access to vital state secrets and is threatening to unleash them. It's up to SWARM to act before they set off a chain reaction on a global scale. The clock is ticking... Exciting stories of spying and hi-tech gadgets for readers seeking fast-paced action books that bridge the gap between Transformers and Alex Rider.

How to Write A Story

How to Write A Story

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

How to Write a Story

How to Write a Story

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

How to Write a Story is packed full of amazing activities to get your creative juices flowing! Have fun with wow words, awesome adventures and epic endings! From coming up with crazy character names, creating the perfect plot and acting out your characters, How to Write a Story will have you writing exciting page turning stories that your friends and family won't be able to put down! Full of useful tips and inspiring ideas, How to Write a Story is jam packed full of story starters, plot changers, useful words and much much more!

Project Venom

Project Venom

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2014

Project Venom is the second book in an exciting, action-packed new series, SWARM. The Secret Intelligence Agency has a new weapon: SWARM - artificially intelligent robotic bugs that act as undercover agents. Operating below the radar, they can fly faster, see further and sting harder! They won't stop until they've completed their mission, no matter what it takes. In the face of trouble, SWARM are armed and ready to fight. In Project Venom, the team are set a new mission: At the country's top research laboratory, SWARM suspect that one of the scientists has gone rogue. They uncover a sinister underworld and a deadly poison about to be unleashed. Can SWARM divert the villain's evil plan before the world is changed forever? Exciting stories of spying and hi-tech gadgets for readers seeking fast-paced action books that bridge the gap between Transformers and Alex Rider..

Underworld

Underworld

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2014

Operation Sting

Operation Sting

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2014

Operation Sting is the first book in an exciting, action-packed new series, SWARM. The Secret Intelligence Agency has a new weapon: SWARM - artificially intelligent robotic bugs that act as undercover agents. Operating below the radar, they can fly faster, see further and sting harder! They won't stop until they've completed their mission, no matter what it takes. In the face of trouble, SWARM are armed and ready to fight. In Operation Sting, the team are set a new mission. When a prototype weapon is stolen, it's a race against time for SWARM to locate and reclaim the weapon before the thieves crack the encryption code protecting it. Can they stop the villains before it's too late? Exciting stories of spying and hi-tech gadgets for readers seeking fast-paced action books that bridge the gap between Transformers and Alex Rider.

Airlock

Airlock

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

George and his friends have won an incredible prize, the chance to visit the Berners-Lee space station for a special overnight school trip. But after less than an hour in space, a devastating explosion rips through the orbiting platform, killing most of the crew and leaking almost all of the station's air supply into space. All the evidence suggests deliberate sabotage, which means the terrorist must still be on board. But who can it be? With time running out and little hope of a rescue, can George and his friends stop the saboteur, save the space station, and survive?

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Water: Sam's Flood Plan

Project X Origins: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Water: Sam's Flood Plan

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback 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. One rainy day, Sam's Flood Plan follows Sam as, using his quick-thinking, he tries to protect his house from the flooding river outside. 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 Monster of Pit Street Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

The Monster of Pit Street Band 08 Purple/Band 12 Copper

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Nick has just moved to Pit Street, so he and his best friend Jess help to unpack and explore the new house, including the spooky cellar. But what they don't realise, is that something else has been living deep in the cellar and doesn't want to be disturbed ... With an unexpected twist in its tale, this wonderful story was written by Simon Cheshire. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: Citizenship

Deadline

Deadline

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

When Sam and Karen's mum is dragged away by heavily armed police, their whole lives change. With no clues apart from a cryptic message screamed out as she leaves, the kids suddenly find themselves embroiled in a high-adrenalin race against time to stop a bomb blowing up Westminster Bridge. Chased by terrorists at every turn, Sam and Karen need to use all their ingenuity to survive, rescue their mum, and stop this terrible crime! Fast, furious and gripping, this is a page-turner that will hook the most reluctant reader.

The Detectives Handbook Saxby Smart

The Detectives Handbook Saxby Smart

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2010

Find out about the world's greatest detectives: the fictional ones, and the real ones who solved history's most notorious crimes. Learn how to be a private eye: from fingerprinting suspects and studying a crime scene to the secrets of modern forensics, and the world of real-life police work.

BC Orange B/1B Adventure Kids: Escape in Egypt

BC Orange B/1B Adventure Kids: Escape in Egypt

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Orange-B level Adventure Kids book: On a trip to Egypt with their photographer father, Ed and Lin get visit the pyramids! Ed seems to know all about mummies but Lin remembers that she read a scary story about a mummy. The children are chased through the pyramid by a shadowy figure!

BC Turquoise A/1A Adventure Kids: Run in the Rainforest

BC Turquoise A/1A Adventure Kids: Run in the Rainforest

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Turquoise-A level Adventure Kids book: Ed and Lin have gone with their Dad to the rainforest. Lin is worried about dangerous animals especially when Ed tells her about a big, scary cat called a jaguar. Then a jaguar's head appears and they run for their lives!

BC Orange A/1A Adventure Kids: Chase in New York

BC Orange A/1A Adventure Kids: Chase in New York

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2010

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme that joins books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Orange-A level Adventure Kids book: Ed and Lin fly to New York with their photographer father. They marvel at the sights but when they see a thief grab a handbag, they give chase. Lin manages to rescue the handbag only to discover that it is not a real theft.

Secret of the Skull

Secret of the Skull

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2010

Three wise-cracking mysteries in one where YOU are the supersleuth! What strange and sinister secret is lurking at the home of Saxby's classmate? Who is the shadowy person in need of Saxby's help, and why won't they reveal their identity? Why is the school's most notorious bully suddenly being nice to everyone? Here are three more mind-baffling mysteries in this absorbing book about Saxby Smart, schoolboy private detective! Saxby reveals the clues that solve the cases but are you 'smart' enough to work out the answers?

The Poisoned Arrow

The Poisoned Arrow

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2009

What kind of dirty tricks are being played at the local theatre? Why would someone take the blame for a crime they couldn't have committed? And how do the top team in the school quiz seem to know the answers before they hear the questions? Solve three more mind-mangling mysteries, brought to you by Saxby Smart, schoolboy private detective. Saxby reveals the clues that solve the cases, but are you smart enough to work out them out for yourself?

5 Seconds to Doomsday

5 Seconds to Doomsday

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2009

Saxby Smart is a schoolboy detective. He may have to be home in time for dinner, but his genius is never off the case. Here, Saxby pits his wits against adversaries old and new: his arch nemesis - who's plotting an ultimate revenge, thieves who make a truckload of video games vanish into thin air, and whoever's behind the apparently pointless robbery of the school office! Packed with mind-mangling mysteries and fizzing with humour, three new case files are opened for the reader to join Saxby's adventures, and solve the cases themselves!

The Eye of the Serpent

The Eye of the Serpent

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2009

Here are three more puzzling cases for Saxby Smart: a valuable work of art vanishes into thin air, a notorious crook returns from the dead, and the winning entry in a radio competition leads to a case of stolen identity. In this fifth book of Saxby Smart's perplexing puzzles, the schoolboy detective tells you the stories, and gives you clues which help solve the mystery. Are you smart enough to work out the answers?

The Hangman's Lair

The Hangman's Lair

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2008

Saxby Smart, private detective, is back. Operating out of his garden shed, Saxby takes on cases brought to him by other pupils at his school, never failing to uncover a web of intrigue and deceit. In the three new stories in this collection, Saxby manages to solve the cases in his usual expert way, making deductions and spotting clues (which the reader can join in with).

The Pirate's Blood

The Pirate's Blood

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Saxby Smart, private detective, is back. Operating out of his garden shed, Saxby takes on cases brought to him by other pupils at his school, never failing to uncover a web of intrigue and deceit. In the three new stories in this collection, Saxby manages to solve the cases in his usual expert way, making deductions and spotting clues. Are you smart enough to find the answers?

The Fangs of the Dragon

The Fangs of the Dragon

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2008

Saxby Smart, private detective, is back. Operating out of his garden shed, Saxby takes on cases brought to him by other pupils at his school, never failing to uncover a web of intrigue and deceit. In 'The Dragon's Fangs', it is one of his teachers who needs his help. A recent spate of intrusions at a number of her pupils' homes has upset everyone. There is no sign of forced entry, in most cases nothing appears to be missing, and several times the homeowners were clearly seen at home. Saxby, by careful deduction, is able to solve the mystery. Can you see all the clues? The other two stories in his case files are -- 'The Tomb of Death' which involves skulduggery in the rare comic book market, and 'The Treasure of Dead Man's Lane' which finds him searching an old house for hidden treasure of a very different kind.

The Curse of the Ancient Mask

The Curse of the Ancient Mask

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2007

Saxby Smart is a schoolboy detective. His Crime HQ may be a battered garden shed, but his sleuthing skills are first-rate - which is just as well, since no one else can solve the baffling mysteries he's called on to decipher. In this book, Saxby reveals three mind-twisting mysteries - an ancient mask that brings nothing but bad luck for its owner, strange acts of sabotage causing chaos at school, and the theft of a valuable brooch, which could spell big trouble for Saxby's friend. Contained within the stories are the clues to crack the cases - but are you 'smart' enough to solve them like Saxby?

Rapid Stage 6: Reader Set (Series 1)

Rapid Stage 6: Reader Set (Series 1)

Author: Simon Cheshire, Helen Chapman Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2006

Part of the Rapid Reading series, created to help children catch up. Rapid Reading is the UK's most comprehensive reading intervention programme. The books and unique speech-recognition software are guaranteed to motivate children with SEN and struggling readers at Key Stage 2 (1st/2nd Level)

Rapid Stage 4 Set A: Zoooooom! (Series 1)

Rapid Stage 4 Set A: Zoooooom! (Series 1)

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2006

Part of the Rapid Reading series, created to help children catch up. Rapid Reading is the UK's most comprehensive reading intervention programme. The books and unique speech-recognition software are guaranteed to motivate children with SEN and struggling readers at Key Stage 2 (1st/2nd Level)

Rapid Stage 6 Set A:Code Breakers (series 1)

Rapid Stage 6 Set A:Code Breakers (series 1)

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2006

Part of the Rapid Reading series, created to help children catch up. Rapid Reading is the UK's most comprehensive reading intervention programme. The books and unique speech-recognition software are guaranteed to motivate children with SEN and struggling readers at Key Stage 2 (1st/2nd Level)

Rapid Stage 5: Set A: Fun with Food (Series 1)

Rapid Stage 5: Set A: Fun with Food (Series 1)

Author: Simon Cheshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2006

Part of the Rapid Reading series, created to help children catch up. Rapid Reading is the UK's most comprehensive reading intervention programme. The books and unique speech-recognition software are guaranteed to motivate children with SEN and struggling readers at Key Stage 2 (1st/2nd Level)

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