Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau

Real-Life Mysteries

Written by Susan Martineau
Illustrated by Vicky Barker

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Winner of the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Book with Facts

Have you ever wondered what exactly does go bump in the night? From mysteries like Shackleton's ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, read the amazing evidence about these mysterious cases and make up your own mind. Things are not always what they seem - until they are, then you might wish you had never asked!


Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau

Over 70,000 copies in the series sold so far

Stretches kids’ minds with activities based on real-life, unsolved mysteries

Spark curiosity and the imagination with a wide range of cases

Enthral reluctant readers with thrillingly written accounts of spooky events


'A great read!' - North Somerset Teachers Book Award

'Ideal for children who continually ask questions' - Parents in Touch

'Takes me right back to my childhood' - ReadItDaddy

'K's eye's lit up as soon as she saw the book because she's been reading lots of adventure mystery stories recently' - Love Hijab Girl

About the Author

Susan Martineau has a degree in French and started her career as a book editor with the BBC. She has written many children’s non-fiction books and is married with two children.

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48 pages


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b small publishing limited

Publication date

1st September 2017




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b small publishing limited is an imprint of B Small

logo As a former secondary school language teacher, and after a decade working for various educational publishers, Cath Bruzzone started b small in 1990 from her kitchen table in Chiswick, producing own-brand books for the Early Learning Centre. The first series under the imprint b small was published in 1993 with the Bilingual First Books, colourful first word books in English and French or Spanish. Highly original and increasingly sought after by parents in instilling children with a love of languages, b small goes from strength to strength.

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