Guest Editor - Anthony Horowitz Guest Editor - Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is passionate about getting children, especially boys, to read more and over the last 10 years with the help of his series character, Alex Rider he’s done just that You may be familiar with a lot of the books he has written but in this special section you can discover some of his own personal favourites and why he loves them.

Featured Books

Alex Rider : Scorpia Rising (9)
Anthony Horowitz
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz
The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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Legends! Battles and Quests
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz retells some of his favourite myths and legends from around the world with his hallmark vigour and energy. This one is Battles and Quests and the second one is Beasts and Monsters. He has put...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2010
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Legends! Beasts and Monsters
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz retells some of his favourite myths and legends from around the world with his hallmark vigour and energy. This one is Beasts and Monsters and the second one is Battles and Quests. He has put...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2010
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Reader ReviewedFalcon's Malteser
Anthony Horowitz
When a dwarf comes into the office and leaves a package, Tim Diamond, the world's worst private dick, is faced with his toughest case yet. The office is ransacked and the package is found to contain simply a box of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007
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Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (1)
Anthony Horowitz
A fabulous story that crackles with suspense and daring and shows that a bit of cheek will take you a very long way. Alex Rider is fourteen when his whole world is turned upside down. Already an orphan, his guardian...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Power of Five: Necropolis
Anthony Horowitz
Yet again Anthony Horowitz has come up trumps with an edge-of-the-seat thriller with some brilliantly spun twists that will keep you guessing right up to the very end. The female protagonist is brilliantly portrayed - the first time, we think...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2009
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Alex Rider: Point Blanc (2)
Anthony Horowitz
High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider. Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, the exclusive school for rebellious...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Alex Rider: Skeleton Key (3)
Anthony Horowitz
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children's fiction. Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Alex Rider: Eagle Strike (4)
Anthony Horowitz
Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named Gregorovich. Every chapter is left on a knife edge, perfect for reading...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Alex Rider: Scorpia (5)
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Alex Rider: Ark Angel (6)
Anthony Horowitz
Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Alex Rider: Snakehead (7)
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Why not also check out the audio...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2008
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Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears (8)
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure. When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Selected Poems
Roger Mcgough
A selection of Roger McGough's finest, best-loved verse. This book represents the complete span of McGough's writing, from the 1960s to the new millennium.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2006
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I, Claudius
Robert Graves, Barry Unsworth
Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman, Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. This book presents an account of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2006
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Goldfinger
Ian Fleming
Auric Goldfinger is the kind of man Bond loves to hate: cruel, clever, frustratingly careful - a cheat and a crook. So Bond relishes his mission to discover what this man - the richest in the country - intends to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2004
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The Adventures of Tintin: Vol 5
Herge
THIS VOLUME - Volume 5 - The Seven Crystal Balls; Prisoners of the Sun: Land of Black Gold Tintin, the most celebrated boy-detective, has been given a highly attractive and distinctive new look in handsome, small scale editions which...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2007
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Anthony Horowitz

As an author Anthony Horowitz has written dozens of page-turning books, and he is most famous for his teenage super spy, Alex Rider. But did you know he tries to visit all the places he writes about and do (as many of) the hair raising activities that his characters do? These first hand experiences are one of the reasons girls and boys love his books as much as they do..

Ever since Anthony Horowitz was introduced to the world of Tintin he began to write because he wanted to be like the adventuring boy reporter – so it’s hardly surprising to see a Tintin title in his list of favourites. He has also chosen books as diverse as I Claudius by Robert Graves and Goldfinger by Ian Fleming.

So, as his first wave of readers are now embarking on A levels and leaving school, now seems a great time to get a whole new bunch of 9+ year olds hooked on the heart-stopping action that is the hallmark of Anthony Horowitz. So, catch up on the Horowitz books you may have missed or read the books that have inspired him.

Just click on the Guest Editor’s Chosen Books tab to see the full list and the reasons he has chosen them.

P.S - One of Anthony's choices is I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier, he thinks it is a brilliant political thriller that has to be read. This book is sadly out of print but you can find it in 2nd hand book stores.