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Nigel Hinton - Author

About the Author

Nigel Hinton hated school and left to try several jobs before returning to education and training to be a teacher. He taught for nine years before, encouraged by the publication of his first book, Collision Course, he began to write full-time. The hugely successful Buddy followed and then Buddy's Song which was made into a film for which he wrote the screenplay and nine songs. The Finders won the 1994 Children's Book Award for middle fiction. Nigel Hinton lives in Sussex.

Featured books by Nigel Hinton

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Buddy has a hopeless father who is an ageing rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. The two manage to strike up some kind of relationship when Buddy's mum walks out - until Buddy realises that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected.

Other books by Nigel Hinton

The Norris Girls

The Norris Girls

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2017

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Buddy has a hopeless father who is an ageing rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. The two manage to strike up some kind of relationship when Buddy's mum walks out - until Buddy realises that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected.

Daredevil

Daredevil

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

Tense teen thriller. Ben has always looked up to his big brother, but Sam has always picked on Ben. Nothing he does seems to impress Sam - except the dares. Ben knows he shouldn't fall for Sam's tricks but something about those three little words - 'I dare you' - make him do anything Sam says. As Ben gets caught up in an ever-escalating series of dares that see him drinking and shoplifting, will he ever be able to break Sam's spell over him? Or will the dares eventually go too far - ? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

On the Edge

On the Edge

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2014

When Dillon's dad turns up unannounced to take him and his brother on a trip, Dillon isn't sure what to do - Mum's at work and they haven't seen Dad in months. Dillon's little brother Robbie is ecstatic to see his father and desperate to go. But something's not right. Why won't Dad let them use their phones? And why are their faces plastered all over the news? What exactly does Dad want with them? A dark, gritty drama with some strong content. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

Until Proven Guilty

Until Proven Guilty

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2012

Brand new edition of a bestselling thriller by Nigel Hinton. Nathan's world is turned upside down when his dad's falsely accused of a murder. He sets out to prove the police is wrong, but time is not on his side. Can he convince them that his dad's not guilty? Thriller. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers.

Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2012

Brand new edition of a top selling thriller by Nigel Hinton. Toddie, Marco and Perry have been mates since childhood. They've grown up from being mates at school to managing a drugs gang together. But one day Perry meets Nadia, and this sets off a series of events which can only end in tragedy. Revenge thriller from a award-winning writer.Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic teens.

2 Die 4

2 Die 4

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2012

Brand new edition of this popular horror from the Carnegie-shortlisted author, Nigel Hinton. Ryan's never heard of a 'Diavolo' phone before, but it's a bargain - no line rental, no contract, no worries! But then the nightmares begin, and his life becomes hell. Who is the horned figure that keeps appearing on the screen, in the shower, on the street? What does it want? Ryan's about to find out. Terrifying horror, particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Ghost Game

Ghost Game

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2011

Danny and his dad have barely begun unpacking in their newly rented Victorian house when Danny feels the deathly chill of an evil presence. It's the last thing he needs after the recent deaths of his brother and mother. Increasingly terrified by freezing rooms, slamming doors and ghostly footprints in the carpet, Danny turns to the next door neighbour, a weird old woman who claims to have The Sight . A haunting tale of terror unfolds as Danny must battle the malign forces in the house to free himself, and his family. Ghost Game is part of the HEROES series - created with series editor Frank Cottrell Boyce and specifically written to engage and captivate less confident readers. An epic thriller packed full of horror and cliff-hangers that boys and girls will not be able to put down. A great solution for reluctant readers and encouraging reading for pleasure. A clever book that takes many aspects of a teenage boy's life and rolls it into a clever ghost story... A must read for boys and girls alike; engaging and entertaining at the same time. Mrs Fernside, Little Lever School, Bolton

Beaver Towers: The Dark Dream

Beaver Towers: The Dark Dream

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1997

In this fourth BEAVER TOWERS adventure, Philip and old Mr Edgar set off on their travels so that Philip can learn how to use his powers to fight evil. But while they are away, the island itself is under threat from a strange creature named Retson. This time it is up to Baby B, the little beaver and Nick, the hedgehog, to save the day.

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/1997

In this third BEAVER TOWERS adventure, Baby B, the little beaver, and his friend Nick the hedgehog fetch Philip to help once again in the quest to save Beaver Towers from the powers of evil. The Prince of Darkness is always just one step behind themand must be defeated.

Beaver Towers

Beaver Towers

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/1995

The first adventure in the BEAVOR TOWERS series. A magic spell whisks Philip away on his new kite to a far-off island where he meets the beavers - Mr Edgar and his grandson, Baby B. They tell him of the terrible danger that threatens them. The wicked witch Oyin has imprisoned most of the island's inhabitants in Beaver Towers, and when her powers are complete she will put them to death and rule the island. Philip has to get her spell book in order to save them.

Beaver Towers: The Witch's Revenge

Beaver Towers: The Witch's Revenge

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/1995

The second BEAVOR TOWERS adventure. Once again Philip has been transported to the island to help his friends the beavers in their fight against the wicked witch, Oyin. But Oyin is planning a terrible revenge on the island's inhabitants.

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/1983

Carnegie Medal Shortlist.

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