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Barry Hutchison - Author

Barry Hutchison was born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland. He was just eight years old when he decided he wanted to become a writer and 17 when he sold his first piece of work. His work includes the Invisible Fiends series for HarperCollins and The Shark-Headed Bear Thing for Nosy Crow. He also writes for TV. Barry lives in Fort William with his partner and their two children. Read a Q&A with the author here.

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Weirdest Show on Earth
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Katie Abey
In a nutshell: laugh-out loud adventures with the boy who can't lie Poor Beaky Malone's life was thrown into chaos when an encounter with the mysterious Madame Shirley robbed him of his ability to tell a lie, making school and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/01/2018
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The Goozillas!: Attack on Fungus Fort
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: action-packed, slime-filled fun early reader Set inside the world of a computer game, the Goozillas series offers non-stop action, fun characters, and jokes galore (the more cringe-worthy the better as far as fans are concerned), all of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Rob Biddulph
September 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: ghost-busting, gadget-rich adventure with monster laughs The appearance of an apparently malevolent poltergeist in his bedroom (just as he's trying to do his homework too) is the start of a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Super Creepy Camp
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Katie Abey
In a nutshell: enormously funny story about boy compelled to tell the truth Ever since his encounter with an old lady who might just have been a witch, Beaky Malone has been unable to speak anything but the truth –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Worst Ever School Trip
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Katie Abey
January 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: In all honesty, a book to have readers laughing aloud | Poor Beaky Malone: once an accomplished fibber, he's now condemned to be completely, even brutally honest at all times thanks...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2017
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Beaky Malone: The World's Greatest Liar
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Katie Abey
In a Nutshell: the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth! If they gave out black-belts for telling fibs, Beaky Malone would be a seventh Dan master. All that changes though when he steps into a rusty metal...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Shark-Headed Bear-Thing
Barry Hutchison - illustrated by Chris Mould
Hideous monsters, an ill-assorted band of comrades, life-or-death situations, and the odd magic item – who doesn't love a quest story? Benjamin Blank and his friends Paradise Little and Wesley Chant are off to battle the Shark-Headed Bear-Thing terrorising their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Afterworlds: The Book of Doom
Barry Hutchison
Shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Children's Book Award The second in the Afterwolds series, this is a cracking adventure which keeps up a terrific pace to the last. The Book of Doom has gone missing! As it is the most...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Invisible Fiends: Mr Mumbles
Barry Hutchison
Scottish Book Award 2010 winner - Young Readers (8-11) category. Not for the faint hearted, this is a chilling horror stories for all those who love to be scared. Kyle gave up his imaginary friend years ago, so many years...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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