Christopher Edge - Author

About the Author

Christopher Edge is an writer, freelance publisher and education consultant as well as an accomplished author of children's books.

Christopher grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant and has written publications about encouraging children to read.
 

 

 

Featured books by Christopher Edge

Other books by Christopher Edge

Rollercoasters: 19th, 20th and 21st-Century Non-Fiction

Rollercoasters: 19th, 20th and 21st-Century Non-Fiction

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/11/2018

This Rollercoaster collection of 19th21st century non-fiction texts and extracts aims to motivate students and aid their understanding of the types of non-fiction texts written across the three centuries. Providing engaging, interesting and diverse texts, clustered around a range of themes, this collection is ideal for use with all KS3 and KS4 students in helping to prepare for the GCSE English Language and Literature requirements.

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A new must-have write-in book for kids to put down their ideas, set the scene, choose their characters and craft the best short story in 500 words. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has prompts and ideas from bestselling children's author Christopher Edge for building plot, action, characters, scenes, beginnings and endings to help kids who are looking for a starting point for story-writing competitions, for homework, or for fun. With top tips from the Oxford word experts to further creativity and writing skills, activity pages and lots of space for drafting and editing the narrative, kids can be encouraged to write not only one story but to go on to write many more. In a handy format for slipping into the school bag, carrying around the house or taking on holiday, it is ideal for capturing ideas on the go, or putting in the finishing touches at the end of the day. Perfect for parents and teachers to encourage creativity and writing for fun, for homework or for story writing competitions.

Catapult: Student Book 1

Catapult: Student Book 1

Author: Christopher Edge, Peter Ellison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

Catapult has been developed to enable students who are below expected standards at age 11 to make the progress they need. Catapult provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance confidently in their English studies, whilst giving teachers the tools they need to track progression. This student book provides thematic chapters packed with relevant and accessible sources along with carefully structured activities across four key areas (building vocabulary, knowledge and understanding, reading skills and writing skills) that enable all students to make progress. Regular 'Check your skills' activities and end-of-chapter assessments enable them to demonstrate what they have learned and allow teachers to track their progress.

Fiction To 14 Student Book

Fiction To 14 Student Book

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Written by trusted author Christopher Edge to support the latest Key Stage 3 requirements, the Fiction to 14 Student Book offers motivational reading and writing skills development based around the study of fiction texts. It includes a wide range of source texts from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, ensuring ideal preparation for GCSE. Offering thematic, self-contained units of work, Fiction to 14 is the ideal resource for students to explore fiction in the classroom.

The Jamie Drake Equation

The Jamie Drake Equation

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake's dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it's cool but he just really misses him... Hanging out at his local observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal on his phone. It looks like alien life is getting closer to home. But space is a dangerous place and when his dad's mission goes wrong, can Jamie prove that he's a hero too? A cosmic adventure for anyone who's ever looked at the stars, from the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. Cover illustration by Matt Saunders.

Write Your Best Story Ever! Notebook

Write Your Best Story Ever! Notebook

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

Set the scene, draw your characters, put a twist in your tale with this new, must-have notebook that will inspire children to get creative and start writing. Created to work with the humorous and authoritative How To Write Your Best Story Ever! by Christopher Edge, this notebook contains further hints and tips and is the perfect place for budding young writers to gather the ingredients for a great story. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has great ideas for building plot, action, characters, scenes, beginnings and endings; top tips from the Oxford word experts to further creativity and writing skills; and activity pages for jotting down words, sketching characters, and writing in stories. Ideal for capturing the sudden inspirations of a child's everyday world and surroundings, the notebook provides a fun and practical step towards creative writing that no child should be without.

19th-Century Short Stories

19th-Century Short Stories

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/07/2016

This collection of short stories is ideal for use with all 11-16 students to help prepare them for GCSE English Language and English Literature. Organised by genre and featuring a variety of short stories from a range of authors, together with supportive contextual information, this collection demonstrates the richness and quality in 19th century short story writing.

Rollercoasters: Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Rollercoasters: Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/06/2016

This unique collection offers the reader a fascinating insight into the life and work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Covering the full range of his prolific writing, this invaluable collection also features biographical and historical background to help the reader's understanding of the man, his writing and the society in which he lived. The collection includes short stories and extracts from novels as well as non-fiction pieces all with contextual information, making the collection ideal for both an author study and for early preparation for the requirements of GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Rollercoasters: 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction and Non-fiction

Rollercoasters: 20th- and 21st-Century Fiction and Non-fiction

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/02/2016

This collection captures the full range of writing from the 20th and 21st centuries, with fiction, non-fiction and literary non-fiction organised into themes that help you to explore the events, the people and their views on different aspects of life across this time period. The collection includes extracts from novels and short stories by authors such as George Orwell, Andrea Levy and D. H Lawrence, and an array of non-fiction and literary non-fiction sources including newspaper and magazine articles, autobiographies and memoirs, travel writing, letters, essays, diaries and accounts, making it ideal preparation for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature requirements and the perfect companion to the 19th-Century Fiction and Non-fiction collection.

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2015

Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories. For children aged 13 and under, this book is written in a fun, engaging, and inspirational style that will help all readers to see themselves as writers and help them to achieve their creative writing goals. It is ideal for home and schools, primary and lower secondary. The book is authoritative, linked to curriculum requirements, but not intimidating. From how to write for your audience or for a specific purpose, how to overcome writer's block and how to write in different genres, to what words to use to best effect, this book gives children the tools they need to make writing an enjoyable experience. It is filled with tips on how to use wonderful and weird words, invent new words, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, and idioms. Children will soon be creating stories that will stay with their writers and readers forever.

Rollercoasters: 19th-Century Fiction and Non-Fiction

Rollercoasters: 19th-Century Fiction and Non-Fiction

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 27/06/2015

This Rollercoaster collection of 19th century fiction, non-fiction and literary non-fiction texts and extracts aims to motivate students and aid their understanding of the sorts of texts written in the 19th century. Providing engaging, interesting and diverse texts, clustered around motivational and historically relevant themes, this collection is ideal for use with all KS3 and KS4 students in helping to prepare students for GCSE English Language and Literature requirements.

Ignite English: Teacher Companion 2

Ignite English: Teacher Companion 2

Author: Christopher Edge, Liz Hanton, Mel Peeling, Martin Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Ignite English aims to excite and motivate teachers and students by making learning relevant and supporting teachers. Addressing key concerns raised in recent Ofsted reports as well as meeting the needs of the new KS3 National Curriculum, each Teacher Companion provides a range of activities and guidance that enables teachers to customise their teaching to suit individual student needs as well as sharing the thinking behind the resources.

Ignite English: Student Book 2

Ignite English: Student Book 2

Author: Christopher Edge, Liz Hanton, Mel Peeling, Martin Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Ignite English aims to excite and motivate teachers and students by making learning relevant and supporting teachers. Addressing key concerns raised in recent Ofsted reports as well as meeting the needs of the new KS3 National Curriculum, the Student Books are structured around thematic units that cover a variety of forms as well as including unique immersive production based-units. Ignite English has a core focus on engaging students by connecting their skill development, through the theme of the unit, with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills used in a range of relevant and interesting jobs outside school.

The Black Crow Conspiracy

The Black Crow Conspiracy

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

It's 1902. London is looking forward to the new King's coronation and ignoring the threat of war from across the sea.

Rollercoasters: Charles Dickens Collection

Rollercoasters: Charles Dickens Collection

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/05/2013

This unique collection offers the reader a fascinating insight into the life and work of Charles Dickens. Covering the full range of his prolific writing, this invaluable collection also features biographical and historical background to help the reader's understanding of the man, his writing and the society in which he lived. The collection includes short stories and extracts from novels as well as non-fiction pieces all with contextual information, making the collection ideal for both an author study and for early preparation for the requirements of GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2012

Santa's Christmas Handbook

Santa's Christmas Handbook

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

One of the best-kept secrets about Christmas is that Santa Claus is highly accident-prone and doesn't get on well with gadgets and gizmos! That's why his elves have written this handbook - it contains all the knowledge he needs to deliver presents to children around the world in one night. Packed with novelties to entertain and explain, discover Santa's reindeer tips, present prompts and useful tools like Santa Nav. and the magical jingle bell that summons help

The Dead Ways

The Dead Ways

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2011

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