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Jonathan Stroud - Author

Jonathan Stroud was our Guest Editor in November 2010. Click here to see his selection of titles.

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford and grew up in St Albans. He studied at York university. He has a strong background in children's books - working at Walker, in their Game Book and Non-Fiction departments and Kingfisher Publications, editing children's non-fiction. He has written and edited a number of game books and non-fiction titles for Walker Books. Jonathan lives in St. Albans with his wife.

If you like Jonathan Stroud you might also like to read books by Brian Jacques, Philip Reeve and Eva Ibbotson.

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Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave
Jonathan Stroud
In a nutshell: dicing with the dead has never been so thrilling Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series about a company of teenage psychics attempting to keep the streets of a nearly-but-not contemporary London clear of malevolent spirits is thrilling...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow
Jonathan Stroud
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: spooky suspenseful unputdownable Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series about a company of teenage psychics attempting to keep the streets of a nearly-but-not contemporary London clear of malevolent...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2016
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: the Hollow Boy
Jonathan Stroud
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 - October 2015 Book of the Month Publication of a new Lockwood and Co adventure must qualify as one of the literary events of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: the Whispering Skull Book 2
Jonathan Stroud
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Jonathan Stroud is a gifted author, and he is on very fine form with these supernatural adventure stories. Set in a Britain...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull Book 2
Jonathan Stroud
Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Jonathan Stroud is a gifted author, and he is on very fine form with these supernatural adventure stories. Set in a Britain...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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Reader ReviewedLockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud is a master storyteller who keeps you hanging on to every spine-tingling word. You'll be hooked long before you turn the final page of The Screaming Staircase, the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Magic and wit make perfect partners in this highly entertaining new story - a prequel to the author's Bartimaeus trilogy - about an unusually quick-witted djinni who has an...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Bartimaeus 3: Ptolemy's Gate
Jonathan Stroud
Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is 17-year-old...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Bartimaeus 2: The Golem's Eye
Jonathan Stroud
Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon
Jonathan Stroud
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Magic and wit make perfect partners in this highly entertaining new story - a prequel to the author's Bartimaeus trilogy - about an unusually quick-witted djinni who has an...
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Format: Hardback | Released 14/10/2010
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Bartimaeus 1: The Amulet of Samarkand
Jonathan Stroud
This is the first in an unforgettable fantasy sequence called Bartimaeus, every one of which is full of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. When Bartimaeus is packed off against his will by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice to steal the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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The Ghost of Shadow Vale
Jonathan Stroud
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. This thrilling Icelandic myth published by Barrington Stoke in their RELOADED series that introduces readers to new lands and cultures in an accessible way features some terrific characters that will bring to life a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2009
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