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Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama 'Grange Hill' and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's 'Kidulthood' and '4.3.2.1.' He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.

 


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The Giant Rumble Wrestling Trolls: Match Three
The Giant Rumble Wrestling Trolls: Match Three
Jim Eldridge
Challenged to a Giant Rumble but suffering from a shortfall of wrestlers, Jack and his friends set out to find more participants for their great battle. But what starts as a fun-filled road trip in their trusty caravan soon becomes...
Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Hunk and Thud Wrestling Trolls: Match Two
Reader Reviewed Hunk and Thud Wrestling Trolls: Match Two
Jim Eldridge
With even more smack-downs, tie-clinches and backwards pinfalls, the second instalment of the Wrestling Trolls series has hunky wrestlers with hairy feet, a horde of vile villains and...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
50 Things You Should Know About the First World War
Jim Eldridge
In 1914 a war broke out that was to touch every corner of the globe.  By 1918, the year the war ended, more than 16 million people were dead from almost every nationality.  See how events unfolded chronologically, meet key...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | World War One
Format: Other book format - Released: 02/06/2014
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Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Reader Reviewed Big Rock and the Masked Avenger Wrestling Trolls: Match One
Jim Eldridge
February 2014 Book of the Month  A comic new series from this award winning writer and illustrator - with lively, fun storylines and vibrant drawings.  Each book contains two...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Stories of the First World War
Stories of the First World War
Jim Eldridge
This informative and sensitive collection of short stories brings 1914-1918 to life through the experiences of twelve children and young people. From the efforts on the Home Front in both Britain and Germany, to the young soldiers in the trenches...
Featured in: 7+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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The Deadly Game The Malichea Quest
The Deadly Game The Malichea Quest
Jim Eldridge
The follow up to the gripping and action-packed historical sleuth thriller The Invisible Assassin is in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, and will appeal to teens who have grown up with the likes of Young Bond and Artemis Fowl....
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
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The Invisible Assassin : The Malichea Quest
The Invisible Assassin : The Malichea Quest
Jim Eldridge
A gripping and action-packed historical sleuth thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code and indeed teens who have grown up with the likes of Young Bond and Artemis Fowl.  The clever mix of intricate and action-packed plotting and characters...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
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Black Ops 2: Death in the Desert
Black Ops 2: Death in the Desert
Jim Eldridge
Note: this novel contains graphic scenes of warfare. A high octane, action-packed adventure which will grab readers attention from the opening plane drop and right on into the heart of the bloodiest of conflicts. Black-Ops soldiers Mitch, Two Moons, Gaz,...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2010
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Black Ops: Jungle Kill
Black Ops: Jungle Kill
Jim Eldridge
A terrific new series for teen boys who want something that bridges the gap from Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson to authors such as Chris Ryan and Andy McNab. This, the first in the series is a high-octane, adrenalin-fuelled combat...
Featured in: 14+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2010
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Sink the Tirpitz
Sink the Tirpitz
Jim Eldridge
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 6.5+. A real story in history is brought to life brilliantly for the seriously struggling reader. In addition, it is also very dyslexia friendly as it’s printed on cream paper, as all Barrington Stoke titles...
Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2010
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The Trenches
The Trenches
Jim Eldridge
It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he is shocked to discover that...
Featured in: 11+ readers | World War One
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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