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Chris Callaghan - Author

About the Author

Chris’ first job was on a Pick 'n' Mix counter, followed by a career in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. Even though fully trained on how jet fighters work and fly, he still suspects that there is a little magic involved somewhere.

Then as an Environmental Scientist he spent a lot of time getting wet on factory roofs, measuring pollution. He left all that behind to become a Stay At Home Dad where his brain began fizzing with stories. His wife and daughter kept insisting that he wrote some of these stories down. So he did.

After writing The Great Chocoplot for his daughter as a Christmas present he entered it into Chicken House’s Open Coop, a one-day amnesty for unpublished writers, where it was immediately snapped up for publication. He lives in Newcastle with his family.

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Other books by Chris Callaghan

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Time Tunnels Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Time Tunnels Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Stuck in a traffic jam, but not for long... Operative: Super smooth Merit Mission: Get out of the jam as quickly as possible. Watch out for Time Boulders! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Game Show Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Game Show Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Tricky Contacts TV game show studio Operative: Salama in a flowery dress Mission: Stop Salama from vanquishing the Tricky Contacts host, Darren Duncan. Avoid the penguins. Win the game! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Paintings Disappeared Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the Paintings Disappeared Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan, Zoe Clarke Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Fenton Museum Operative: Super-sneaky Lazlo Mission: Find out who's behind thefts from the museum. Look out for the cheese! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Time Froze Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day Time Froze Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Somewhere very high up Operative: Mustang Harry Mission: Stop the clock and start time. Don't look down! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Baffling Books Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Baffling Books Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill School Operative: Tech wizard, Bug Mission: Find the missing Chaos member. Don't get caught sneaking around the staffroom. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the World Was Weighed Down Band 09/Gold

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day the World Was Weighed Down Band 09/Gold

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Somewhere in outer space... Operative: Merit Mission: Find out why super-strength gravity is making everyone feel so heavy. Get up off the floor! This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Gold/Band 9 books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Purple Haze Band 08/Purple

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Purple Haze Band 08/Purple

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: On the road in the Relic 500 Operative: Speedy Mustang Harry Mission: Find out why Shinoy is turning purple. Stop Shinoy turning purple FOREVER. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Treasure Hunt Band 10/White

Shinoy and the Chaos Crew: The Day of the Treasure Hunt Band 10/White

Author: Chris Callaghan Illustrator: Amit Tayal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2021

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 Shinoy downloads the Chaos Crew app on his phone, a glitch in the system gives him the power to summon his TV heroes into his world. With the team on board, Shinoy can figure out what dastardly plans S.N.A.I.R. has come up with, and save the day. Location: Flat Hill woods ... and beyond Operative: Lazlo, sneaking about Mission: Follow the clues. Spot the fake clues. If you don't spot the fake clues, get yourself out of lots of trouble. This exciting title is part of the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series by Chris Callaghan. White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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