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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.
This creepy story is a great addition to the Red Eye horror series for teens. Sam moves into a new neighbourhood when his family come into some money. Everything looks lovely, but on their very first night in their new house a man is brutally murdered only yards away. There are more reports of missing people and it’s soon clear to Sam that under the shiny surface lurks something very nasty indeed. He’s determined to expose what’s going on, but things don’t go according to plan. The ending will provoke a satisfying shudder in readers! ~ Andrea Reece
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.
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 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.
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 * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
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.
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.
On a trip to Egypt with their photographer father, Ed and Lin 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 a pyramid by a shadowy figure. Luckily, the 'mummy' turns out to be a person. He promises to show them some real Egyptian treasures. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: Orange B Phonics phase: 5
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. When the villagers laugh at them they discover that two village children are dressed up as a jaguar for a festival. They invite Ed and Lin to join in. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: Turquoise A Phonics phase: 6
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. The scene has been set up for a movie and Lin and Ed end up being film stars! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 6-7 (Year 2) Book band: Orange A Phonics phase: 5
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?
Another fantastic set of books to help your child catch up with the rest of the class. Adventurous tales such as Code Breakers and Jungle Quest, for children at National Curriculum Level 2, are bound to entice them to read more and more.
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?
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!
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?