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Tommy Donbavand loves spooky stories. His recent title for Barrington Stoke, Uniform, won the 2011 Hackney Short Novel Award. He is well known for his hugely successful series Scream Street (published by Walker Books), about a whole street of haunted houses. He visits schools constantly and runs popular reading and writing events. He lives in Lumb, Lancashire.
Agent Fangs is back on a new mission with his super sleuth Puppy Brown in tow. This time, Fangs and Puppy Brown are trying to track down the spooky spectre Joe Nobody who will otherwise cause some very serious problems. Can Fangs do it or will the ghostly enemy remain at large?
September 2013 Book of the Month Launching a zany, pun-filled new series, the exploits of this vampire spy will spook and tickle readers in equal measure. Special Agent Fangs Enigma works with his side kick Puppy Brown, a smart talking werewolf. Together, the two see off the criminal monsters in their unusual world. Fang jokes abound in this harum-scarum adventure. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Operation: Golden Bum a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'I really enjoyed this book and I thought that Fangs and Puppy Brown made a great team. I can't wait to read about their other cases!' Scroll down to read more reviews...
Join Special Agent Fangs Enigma - the world's greatest vampire spy - and his werewolf sidekick Puppy Brown as they battle society's worst criminal monsterminds. This is the second in a new series of comedy horror adventures from the bestselling author of Scream Street. The short filmic chapters, action-packed plots and caper-style comedy help to build reader-confidence, especially among reluctant boy readers. It also includes puzzles and code-breakers to encourage learning and rereading. Click here to download an extract of the first Fangs Vampire adventure, Operation Golden Bum!
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Unleashing a virus in the ICT class looks like a harmless prank. Nahim only sends the link to Polly and Amina as they build their website about a stage school for a bit of a laugh. But, the laugh goes awry when all three classmates find themselves pulled right inside the internet. How on earth will they get home? It’s a scary adventure with lots of laughs along the way – and a very satisfactory conclusion. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Dyslexia Friendly title.
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. This is a gripping horror story that interweaves themes of bullying and about fitting in. STOP PRESS ! The votes are in....and Hackney pupils have declared The Uniform winner of the 2011 Hackney Short Novel Awards! Now in its second year, the Awards see pupils from secondary schools in Hackney read and review a shortlist of five novels and vote for a winner. The scheme is the result of a collaboration between The Learning Trust, the publishing house Barrington Stoke, local bookshop Victoria Park Books and the Ministry of Stories in Hoxton. Author Tommy Donbavand said: “I'm thrilled that The Uniform was chosen as the winner of the Hackney Short Novel Award. I'd always wanted to write a spooky story without any zombies, werewolves or other creepy characters - just real people in a terrifying situation - and The Uniform was that story. To hear that people are enjoying reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it is simply wonderful!” To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Dyslexia Friendly title.
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Fast-paced and fun, it will have you quaking in your boots quicker than you can say knife. Chaos ensues when Jake discovers that a zombie likes to party and my goodness, this one seriously likes to party. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Dyslexia Friendly title.
When Nahim sends a virus into Polly and Amina's computer, he has no idea that all three of them will be dragged inside the internet! How will they get home? How will they fight the virus? Luckily, Nahim's ICT class partner Max is good with computers and is on hand to help save the day! A fun virtual reality adventure. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
A scarily funny read for fans of the popular animated CBBC TV series, this book shows that appearances can be surprisingly dangerous! Don't trust what you see - especially in Scream Street, a sanctuary that the government has prepared for monsters of all kinds. This scarily funny book presents two adventures from the popular TV series. In one, young vampire Resus finds a magical mirror in a hidden crypt and swaps places with his reflection - his evil reflection. Is the real Resus trapped in the mirror for ever? In the second story, beautiful shop owner Eefa is actually a 300-year-old witch. When the portrait that keeps her lovely looks intact is accidentally binned, werewolf Luke and his friends have to find and return it to Eefa - or else!
Fans will scream for this book, based on two adventures from the new CBBC TV series that feature the nefarious Sir Mayor Otto Sneer, Scream Street's lead villain. Welcome to Scream Street, where mummies rub shoulders with vampires, leeches and half-skeletal dogs are pets, and where witches sell their wares to zombies. It's a sanctuary that the government has prepared for monsters of all kinds. It's safe most of the time, but corrupt, evil Mayor Otto Sneer is always coming up with plans to profit from Scream Street at the residents' expense. It's up to the wits and talents of werewolf Luke, mummy Cleo and vampire Resus to save the day. This book presents two humour-filled adventures from the stop-motion animated CBBC television series.
Fans of the CBBC series - especially of the apprentice witch character Luella - will scream with laughter reading this novel based on two episodes of the show. Welcome to Scream Street, where the government allows monsters such as zombies and werewolves to live in often-interrupted peace and tranquility. Trainee witch Luella is forbidden from casting certain spells unsupervised. But she has a major crush on vampire Resus, and if breaking the rules means solving his problems, she's willing to take the risk. Whether trying to fix his parents' stormy relationship with a love spell or seeking vengeance on the zombie rock star who snubs him, Luella follows her heart, with terrible - and hilarious - results. The two stories in this book are based on episodes of the hit CBBC animated series, and are illustrated with photos from the show.
Fans will scream for this book's retelling of two different adventures from the new TV series. Welcome to Scream Street, where mummies rub shoulders with vampires, leeches and half-skeletal dogs are pets, and where witches sell their wares to zombies. It's a sanctuary that the government has prepared for monsters of all kinds. It's safe most of the time, but sometimes uninvited guests can show up and wreak havoc. It's up to the wits and talents of werewolf Luke, mummy Cleo and vampire Resus to save the day. This book presents two humour-filled adventures from the stop-motion animated CBBC television series. In the first, the ghost of a great composer arrives to help Luke pass his music exam - but is that what he's really there for? And in the second, it's the trio of friends themselves who are uninvited guests in a mysterious new house in the neighbourhood. They have no trouble getting in, but can they get out?
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