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Michaela Morgan - Author

About the Author

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She now spends six months of the year in Brighton (where sadly she has yet to fulfil her potential as a rollerblader) and six months keeping warm on the Cote d’Azur.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

Michaela has taught a wide age range, from bright-eyed infants to jaded fraudsters. She was a writer in residence in prisons and has run many workshops for children and adults.

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

Featured books by Michaela Morgan

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts    Scrapbook in personal jottings, photos and picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

Other books by Michaela Morgan

Bug Club Independent Comic Year 1 Green Super Gloop

Bug Club Independent Comic Year 1 Green Super Gloop

Author: Michaela Morgan, Michaela Morgan, Jan Prelutsky, Jess Mikhail Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

There are two separate stories in this comic, Horribilly's Music is based on the familiar character from the Green Level fiction books. In this story, Horribilly has trouble finding a musical instrument to suit him. In addition, there is an illustrated poem and a short piece of Non-fiction about cooking. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green - all levels Phonics phase: 5

Blast Off to the Moon Band 04/Blue

Blast Off to the Moon Band 04/Blue

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2010

How did we first try to get to the Moon? What were the first creatures in space? And why do footprints never disappear on the Moon? Find out all about space travel and Moon landings in this simple non-fiction report accompanied by amazing photographs. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type: A simple non-fiction report. * A diagram of some of the different attempts to get to the moon on pages 14-15 help children recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: ICT: the information around us. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Dear Bunny

Dear Bunny

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2009

A family of matchmaking mice helps lovestruck bunnies Tino and Teeny piece together their true feelings. (Runtime 6 min, 52 sec)

Shark!

Shark!

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2006

Mark knows sharks. He knows how they think, live and hunt. He doesn't know there's a hungry shark out there, right now. And it's heading his way...This is a white-knuckle adventure story. This work features: first class award-winning authors; appealing, gripping plots guaranteed to interest teenagers and provoke discussion; and top quality, age-appropriate illustrations. It is in huge demand - in 2005 over 35 per cent of 14-year-olds were failing to reach their expected standard of literacy. It also features stylish packaging; and extensive trialling by teenagers with the target reading age that ensures accessibility.

Diggety Dog Band 03/Yellow

Diggety Dog Band 03/Yellow

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Diggety Dog is looking for a bone. But no matter how far he digs, he only seems to manage to uncover trouble! Children will love this fun rhyming story by Michaela Morgan. * Yellow / Band 3 - A humorous rhyming story * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are y (ugly), o-e, ea and i-e. * The map of Diggety's hole on the final spread allows children to discuss the characters the dog met along the way. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Thing in the Basement

The Thing in the Basement

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

The Thing in the Basement is an atmospheric mystery story with a school setting. When the boy arrives at his new school everything is strange and different. The big, Victorian building has many storeys and a basement...As he passes the basement he notices a smell of heat and soot and burning. He looks down there and suddenly there's bang and a flash, a roaring sound. He knows there's something down there. Something nasty...something monstrous. And as the day goes on, all the evidence leads to suggest that the 'something' is a dragon...

Dear Bunny

Dear Bunny

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2006

Tino and Teeny are lovely lovelorn bunny rabbits, living just a few hops from each other. If only one of them could overcome their shyness and speak to the other! When their efforts to woo each other with writing are ruined by a rainstorm it looks like they may never meet. Thank goodness there is a family of miniature matchmakers nesting nearby to help piece together their true feelings.

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Tig in the Dumps Band 11/Lime

Author: Michaela Morgan, Mike Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level School Book Character day is coming up and Tig is worried as his Mum has found him a frilly Little Boy Blue outfit. Can he get away with turning up as yet another footballer? A strange turn of events leads to a most unexpected outcome. *Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * Labelled pictures of Tig's different costumes on pages 30 and 31 provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices, Taking part. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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