Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore - Author

About the Author

Steve Barlow is not Steve Barlow's real name. His real name is Steve Lowe, but he couldn't be Steve Lowe because playwright Stephen Lowe is already Steve Lowe, though his real name is Stephen Wright, but he couldn't be Wright because Steven Wright was already Steven Wright, so Stephen Wright had to change his name to Stephen Lowe; so Steve Lowe couldn't be Steve Lowe because Stephen Wright was already Stephen Lowe because Steven Wright was Steven Wright so Steve Lowe changed his name to Steve Barlow, all on account of Stephen Wright. Right?

Why Barlow? 'Cos it's his mum's maiden name. Aaaaah!

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

Steve Barlow lives in Somerset with his wife Cathy, daughter Amy and son Robbie. He likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly.

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).

He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.

He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - "Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!")

Featured books by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Other books by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Killer Custard

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Killer Custard

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. The school cook serves up smooth custard! And if that wasn't weird enough, the yellow stuff comes alive and starts to eat everyone... YOU must stop the revenge of the killer custard, before it's dessert time for everyone. Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Enter The Penguin

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Enter The Penguin

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are a ninja penguin, and your recent travels take you to a seal village. But all is not well in town. A group of bandit bears are causing big trouble - and they might be even more than you can handle. YOU must team up with a gang of buddies - Foxy, Jagger, Snowy and Bigfoot - to battle Big Daddy Bear... Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

Be A Hero

Be A Hero

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2018

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Unicorn

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Unicorn

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2018

YOU are the Blue Unicorn, and you live in the Rainbow Isle. Evil Empress, Yin Yang, wants to steal all the colour from you world, and she's captured your friend the Red Unicorn. You have to find a way to stop her wicked plans! This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Invasion of the Botty Snatchers

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Invasion of the Botty Snatchers

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. Earth is under attack from a bunch of no-good botty-pinching aliens. It's Pantsageddon! YOU must help the commandoes find a way to stop the snatchers, or it's the end of us all! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Robin Hamster

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Robin Hamster

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. The Sheriff of Snottingham is up to his old tricks - he's holding a 'find the best archer in the country' competition. It's sooooooo obviously a trap to capture Robin Hamster, outlaw of the forest. YOU are Robin! Can you escape from the Sheriff's men and save the day? Only YOU can decide... Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Attack of the Zombie Bunnies

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Attack of the Zombie Bunnies

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU live in a small, dull town with your ma and pa, and while they are perfectly happy growing fruit and veg for the ever-expanding population, YOU want more than this sedate, rural life. That'll be when the zombie bunnies start popping up all over the place... Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Kung Fu Kitten

EDGE: I HERO: Toons: Kung Fu Kitten

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2018

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. The Ugly Pug Gang are making your life a total misery - and now they've stolen your most precious locket. These little pooches are just a bunch of pint-sized bullies! YOU must train in kung fu and learn the Way of the Kitten. Only then will you be able to put a muzzle ?on those bad pugs, before they take over the town... Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Athena

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Athena

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

YOU are Athena, goddess of the ancient Greeks. Your father Zeus banishes you from Olympus, home of the gods. Now you must travel to confront Zeus, and get back your powers ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: King Arthur

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: King Arthur

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

YOU are Arthur, bold and brave King of the Britons. With your knights of the Round Table, you rule fairly. But there is evil magic lurking in the shadows, plotting your downfall ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Freya

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Freya

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

You are Freya, fearless goddess of the Vikings. You are called on by Odin, father of the gods, to find Thor's lost hammer before it falls into the wrong hands ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Hercules

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Hercules

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

You are Hercules, the powerful and courageous son of Zeus. You have joined the crew of the Argo. It isn't long before the gods start playing tricks, and your friend, Hylas, is in danger ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Talent Fright

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Talent Fright

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Talent Fright: Sam, Lin and Danny put on a show for the Hangem High School talent night. It's going to be a real show stopper...with eye-popping results! Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Mummy Mayhem

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Mummy Mayhem

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Mummy Mayhem: a school trip to the museum turns into a nightmare when Egyptian mummies come to life. Sam, Lin and Danny have to get them back in their boxes... Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Great Cake Off

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Great Cake Off

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Great Cake Off: it's time for the school cake competition. The friends bake some monster recipes, but will they end up with soggy bottoms? Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Teacher Trouble

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Teacher Trouble

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Teacher Trouble: there's a new teacher in town, and he has a secret ... he's a monster hunter! The three friends must stay one step ahead of him... Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Teacher Trouble

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Teacher Trouble

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2017

Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Teacher Trouble: there's a new teacher in town, and he has a secret ... he's a monster hunter! The three friends must stay one step ahead of him... Teacher Trouble has been levelled at book band 8 Purple. Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Great Cake Off

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Great Cake Off

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2017

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Great Cake Off: it's time for the school cake competition. The friends bake some monster recipes, but will they end up with soggy bottoms? Great Cake Off has been levelled at book band 7 Turquoise. Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Robin Hood

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Robin Hood

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

YOU are Robin Hood, outlaw of Sherwood Forest. The Sheriff of Nottingham has captured Maid Marian. You'll need all your skills to rescue her, and stay out of prison ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Beowulf

EDGE: I HERO: Legends: Beowulf

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

You are Beowulf, hero of the Geats - and now their king. In the north, your villages are under attack. A dark wizard has arisen, and you must prove your battle skills once more ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew 2Hands Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Ninja

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Ninja

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

YOU are a highly trained ninja. When your village is attacked by a warlord called Raiden, only you can stop him. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Warrior Princess

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Warrior Princess

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

YOU are the leader of the Kingdom of the North, a land of ice and snow. When Professor Mechanik attempts to steal the Ice Diamonds you have to stop him. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

Spy

Spy

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

YOU are a spy codenamed Scorpio. Arch-villain Sebastien Mammon has seized control of laser satellites orbiting the Earth. He's going to destroy key capital cities, starting with London, if you don't stop him... This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Lost in the Woods

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Lost in the Woods

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Lost in the Woods, it's adventure day for Hangem High. But when Clogger gets the class lost in the forest, the three monster friends come to the rescue. Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Lost in the Woods is levelled at book band 9 Gold, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Football Frightmare

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Football Frightmare

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. Lin is determined to make Danny and Sam exercise more, so she signs them up to her five-a-side football team. It's only when they go to play their first game that they realise the opposition team is led by class bully, Clogger Mills. Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Call of the Wild is levelled at book band 8 Purple, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Monster Movie

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Monster Movie

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Monster Movie, the classmates have to make a scary film. The actors are not very scary at all! The three friends show them how to do it properly... Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Monster Movie is levelled at book band 9 Gold, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Hangem High School

EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Hangem High School

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2016

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Hangem High School, Sam arrives at his new school and is keen to make a good impression without losing his head. Clogger and his cronies have other ideas and are determined to shake things up for Sam. Can Lin and Danny come to the rescue of the weird new kid, and keep him in one piece on his first day? Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Hangem High School is levelled at book band 7 Turquoise, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Mermaid

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Mermaid

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Take on the role of the hero and save the world in this fully interactive, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are a princess of the mer-folk and your people are facing invasion from the terrible tritons and their crew of undersea pirates. To save your people you must find Tethys, Lady of the Sea, and ask for her aid. First you will have to evade the triton cavalry and their hunting creatures selkies and merlions, elude the singing sirens, and finally escape capture from the terrible pirates so you can deliver your message to Tethys. Part of the I:Hero Immortals series - where the hero never dies! If you become trapped simply blow your conch-shell to return to the safety of Coral City, home of your people, and begin your adventure again. Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a special font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Superhero

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Superhero

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2015

Take on the role of the hero and save the world in this fully interactive, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are Olympian, a powerful superhero who was born on Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods.You have been sent to protect the good people of River City from Doctor Robotic, who is turning people into mind-slaves. You will have to face flying terrobots, crawler robots, rhinobot tanks and an army of mind-slaves before you meet your enemy Doctor Robotic and bring him to justice. Part of the I:Hero Immortals series - where the hero never dies! If you become trapped simply call on the Olympic flame to save you and begin your adventure again. Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a special font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Wizard

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Wizard

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Take on the role of the hero and save the world in this fully interactive, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are a young wizard who must rescue the prince and heir of your kingdom. He has been kidnapped by the Witch Queen of the White Mountain who threatens to kill him if the kingdom is not handed over to her. Your elderly master is too ill to travel, so it is up to you to find the prince! Travel through a forest of talking trees and the Caverns of Doom to defeat the witch. Part of the I:Hero Immortals series - where the hero never dies! If you get into trouble, use your magical amulet to return to your master's house and begin the adventure again. Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a special font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Dragon

EDGE: I HERO: Immortals: Dragon

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Take on the role of the hero and save the world in this fully interactive, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the last of the Dragon Warriors - humans who, by reciting a certain spell, can take on the form of a dragon. For centuries your land has been at peace, but now Grull has emerged from the Iron Mines with an army. You have to take dragon form to defend your people from goblin riders on 3-headed wolves, barbarian clansmen riding taurogriffs, grey knights riding scorpion-tailed manticores, before finally facing Grull himself and his elite guard mounted on rocs, the most powerful flying creatures in existence.Part of the I:Hero Immortals series - where the hero never dies! If you become trapped simply return to the Sacred Grove in human form and begin your adventure again. Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a special font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Battle For The Seas Atlantis Quest 3

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Battle For The Seas Atlantis Quest 3

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Triton, the evil King of Atlantis, is sending his forces from a lost underwater city to the surface. He wants to take over Earth! Your quest is to defeat Triton, but as YOU are travelling to Atlantis, General Tempest launches a surprise attack using a cloaking device! Use your super-sub, Barracuda, to defeat General Tempest before she can overrun the resistance! You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Atlantis Assault Atlantis Quest 4

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Atlantis Assault Atlantis Quest 4

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

The final battle to save Earth takes place deep underwater in this final book in the Atlantis Quest series. With the cloaking device installed in the Barracuda you take the fight to Triton, but you must get to the heart of the city to defeat him. And how will you stop his invasion force? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Knights and Castles: Dungeon Danger

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Knights and Castles: Dungeon Danger

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. When Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger win tickets to tour the dungeon, in Dungeon Danger, it seems too good to be true. Little do they know what danger awaits them Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Knights and Castles: Under Siege

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Knights and Castles: Under Siege

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Under Siege a visit to a local castle almost turns into a disaster for Cat and Tiger. Can they escape before it's too late? Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Space: Intergalactic Travel, Cloud Riders and other space adventures

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Space: Intergalactic Travel, Cloud Riders and other space adventures

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Is there intelligent life on Venus? Why should the Daniel Boone scoutship take care? How can a trip to an interplanetary zoo go so badly wrong? What is lurking everywhere? Read the short story, graphic story, play and poem in ntergalactic Travel, Cloud Riders and other space adventures to find out more. Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Menace From The Deep Atlantis Quest 1

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Menace From The Deep Atlantis Quest 1

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Triton, the evil King of Atlantis, is sending his forces from a lost underwater city to the surface. He wants to take over Earth! Your quest is to defeat Triton, but first YOU must battle Hydros who is planning to attack a secret base on a volcanic island. Use your super-sub, Barracuda, to defeat Hydros before he can complete his mission. You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Ocean Alliance Atlantis Quest 2

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Ocean Alliance Atlantis Quest 2

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

YOUR quest is to defeat Triton, evil King of the Atlanteans. He is launching an attack from their lost underwater city. He wants to take over Earth! YOU and Shen must use the upgraded Barracuda super-sub to search for the Atlantean fleet and stop Triton's next attack wave... You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 13: Transylvania United

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 13: Transylvania United

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In the comic Transylvania United, Abi is gutted when she is sacked from her job as a football manager. But then she gets a call from a strange team of monsters who need her help. Can Abi tackle the petrifying players and lead them to a spooktacular victory in the cup final? Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 11: Parrots of the Caribbean

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 11: Parrots of the Caribbean

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

In Parrots of the Caribbean, Doghouse Dave is thrown off his ship and left stranded on a desert island, where he meets the wickedest pirates that ever sailed the Caribbean Sea but they are not what they seem. Cast off on this thrilling pirate adventure! Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: City of the Dead Blood Crown Quest 4

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: City of the Dead Blood Crown Quest 4

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2013

We dare you to take on the Red Queen in this choose-your-own-destiny Blood Crown Quest!YOU have successfully found three of the Blood Crown rubies, but now you face your toughest and most dangerous challenge.YOU must travel to Necropolis -- City of the Dead -- where the Red Queen lives, and find the last Blood Crown ruby. Only then will you have the full power of the Blood Crown. But will you decide to use it for good, or for evil? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, which has now sold over 80,000 copies! YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Demon Sea Blood Crown Quest 3

EDGE: I HERO: Quests: Demon Sea Blood Crown Quest 3

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2013

We dare you to take on the Red Queen in this choose-your-own-destiny Blood Crown Quest!The Red Queen has seized the Ruby of Death and raised an army of the dead. Now, with her husband, the necromancer Mortha, they plan to find the remaining three rubies and cast a permanent shadow over the world. YOU are a former City Guard, a member of an elite unit of highly trained warriors. YOUR quest is to find the four Blood Crown rubies, and use them to defeat the Red Queen and her evil forces. You have already discovered the Ruby of Power and the Ruby of Seeing. In Demon Sea YOU must fly on the back of your gryphon to the Sea of Oblivion in the west. There you must find the Ruby of Magic, before the Red Queen can track it down. You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, which has now sold over 80,000 copies! YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

BC JD Plays Brown/3C-3B Robbie Ravenbeak

BC JD Plays Brown/3C-3B Robbie Ravenbeak

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

Julia Donaldson Plays Grey/3A-4C Haunting Histories BC JD Plays Grey/3A-4C Haunting Histories Grey/3a-4c

Julia Donaldson Plays Grey/3A-4C Haunting Histories BC JD Plays Grey/3A-4C Haunting Histories Grey/3a-4c

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

Action Dogs 3 Danger on the Ice

Action Dogs 3 Danger on the Ice

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

The heat is on. Evil kitty crime lord Katmanchew has unleashed his most diabolical weapon yet: a giant katio heater - and Antarctica is is meltdown. Aboard the Sea Dog, it's full steam ahead for the Action Dogs to save the day. But with sea levels rising, and Katmanchew up to his old tricks, will the Action Dogs sink or swim?

Action Dogs Terror in Space

Action Dogs Terror in Space

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Mayday! Mayday! The conniving kitty Katmanchew has blasted a UN survey ship into the path of a brand new space hotel full of super-rich celebrities. It's time for the Action Dogs to blast off to the rescue in the Dog Starship. But with Welfare Officer Brick inspecting the pound, it looks like the Action Dogs are staying firmly grounded.

Action Dogs The Howling Inferno

Action Dogs The Howling Inferno

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

When killer cats are clawing for world domination, it's time to unleash Man's best friend. Villainous feline Katmanchew is plotting to steal the famous Da Vinci painting, Dozy-looking Woman With A Stupid Grin On Her Face, at the opening ceremony of a luxury hotel in Paris, and only the Action Dogs can stop him. But with Benji in the doghouse for breaking valuable equipment, Spike, Sally and Rascal must fly to France and save the day without him - and when things don't go to plan the Action Dogs find themselves trapped in a burning basement. Now Benji is their only hope. Will he be able to bring the Bonecopter to the rescue before the team get terminally hot under the collar? Only if he learns to fly first! Thunderbirds meets Lassie in this action-packed, hilarious new series from The Two Steves that will have readers wagging their tails and begging for more.

Action Dogs Ocean of Peril

Action Dogs Ocean of Peril

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

When killer cats are clawing for world domination, it's time to unleash man's best friend. Little do we know it, but mankind is in danger from the evil, plotting, killer-kitty, Katmanchew and only the Action Dogs can defeat this malevolent moggy. When the MS Retriever is hijacked by ferocious feline Captain Claw, Benji the faithful watchdog is hurled into the cat-catching, top secret world of the Action Dogs. With gadgets galore to hand (or paw) can Benji and the Action Dogs save the day? Or will they all end up as catfood? Thunderbirds meets Lassie in this hilarious new series from The Two Steves that will have readers wagging their tails and begging for more.

BC Lime B/3C Work! Work! Work! BC Lime B/3C Work! Work! Work! Lime B / NC 3C

BC Lime B/3C Work! Work! Work! BC Lime B/3C Work! Work! Work! Lime B / NC 3C

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

BC White B/2A Mona the Moaner

BC White B/2A Mona the Moaner

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

Time Switch

Time Switch

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

A playscript set in Tudor times. When Bev and her friends, Tim and Hayley, go to audition for the Original Shakespeare Company at the Globe they unexpectedly find themselves propelled back in time to the Tudor age, and in the presence of William Shakespeare himself. His theatre company is in crisis - he needs young actors! But will shy Tim accept the role of Juliet, and will drama queen Bev accept that she's not suitable for it? The stage is perfectly set up for plenty of knockabout humour and witty dialogue.

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