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Ciaran Murtagh - Author

About the Author

Ciaran Murtagh is a writer and actor. His new book Genie in a Trap is out now.

He regularly appears in TV shows for CBBC and can be seen in Dick and Dom's Hoopla and in all four series of The Slammer.

He also writes TV shows and has recently been involved with scripting Shaun the Sheep, Dennis and Gnasher, The Slammer, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Scoop, Hotel Trubble, Casper's Scare School, The 4 o'clock Club and Diddy Movies.

He is an unapologetic fan of the music of a-ha and still sucks his thumb.
It is unclear which of these two facts is more embarrassing to his friends and family. Find out more at www.ciaranmurtagh.com

 

Author photo © Steve Ullathorne

Books by Ciaran Murtagh

The Dungeon of Despair Band 11+/Lime Plus

The Dungeon of Despair Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. When Simon Lancaster hears that his family are going to the local castle for the day, he's not very impressed. When he hears there's a dungeon, things start to look up. Little does he know, his trip to the castle is going to end with him never wanting to set foot in a dungeon again, when he wanders off and gets trapped in a hidden cell! How will he make it out? And how is he going to explain this one to his parents ...? This thrilling story was written by Ciaran Murtagh. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Puzzle of the Pyramid Band 11+/Lime Plus

Puzzle of the Pyramid Band 11+/Lime Plus

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Lola's auntie Flo has always been an adventurous sort, which is why it was no surprise when she took up the challenge of a trip to Egypt to investigate a newly found pyramid. It was all in a good cause - raising money for a local charity. Then things got strange when Flo disappeared without a trace. The last Lola heard was when a postcard arrived which didn't sound like her auntie at all - that's when Lola knew Flo was in trouble. Join Lola and her mum as they pack their rucksacks and set off on a thrilling trip to Egypt on the trail of auntie Flo. Will they be able to piece together the evidence to find her? This humorous mystery story was written by Ciaran Murtagh. Lime Plus/Band 11+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: Sugar Plum Scary

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 9: Sugar Plum Scary

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2020

Sugar Plum is a tooth fairy but she's not very good at it! She's always crashing into pillows and dropping teeth. Sugar Plum tries to find a new job, but there aren't any jobs for a clumsy fairy ... then the faries' coins are stolen, and it's up to Sugar Plum to save the day! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Hidden Heroes - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Hidden Heroes - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Game Changers have the skills, courage and power to change the world! Read about twelve amazing hidden heroes! From scientists and inventors to war heroes and explorers, all these people achieved incredible things - but they never got the praise and thanks they truly deserved. Learn about these special Game Changers and be inspired to do something amazing to help others! Game-Changers: Hidden Heroes is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Computer Pioneers - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Computer Pioneers - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Game Changers have the skills, courage and power to change the world! Read about eight amazing people whose achievements in computing have transformed our lives. Learn about these incredible Game Changers, from early computer programmers like Grace Hopper to Larry Page and Sergey Brin who created the Google search engine! These are the people whose genius brought us the technology we rely on every day. Game-Changers: Computer Pioneers is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Brave Leaders - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Brave Leaders - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Game Changers have the skills, courage and power to change the world! Read about five inspiring leaders, whose bravery, determination and sacrifice changed the world and gave us many of the freedoms we enjoy today. From Emmeline Pankhurst, who worked to get votes for women, to Martin Luther King, who fought for equal rights for black people in the USA, all these incredible people continue to inspire us today. Game-Changers: Brave Leaders is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Music-Makers - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Reading Planet KS2 - Game-Changers: Music-Makers - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Game Changers have the skills, courage and power to change the world! Read about six amazing musical Game Changers, from Nina Simone, whose protest songs helped overcome racism, to guitar genius Jimi Hendrix, and Elvis Presley, King of Rock and Roll. Learn more about these brilliant musicians who changed the way we think about music - and find out why they're still inspiring musicians today! Game-Changers: Music-Makers is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Sugar Plum Scary

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Sugar Plum Scary

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Sugar Plum is no good at being a tooth fairy. But when disaster strikes, it's up to her to save the day! Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are beginning to read independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

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