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Malorie Blackman - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019 Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books for children and young adults. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (JayZ's entertainment company) curating and releasing the soundtrack as executive music producer.

In 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children's Laureate. Most recently, Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, is published by Penguin Random House Children's.

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Featured books by Malorie Blackman

Betsey Biggalow is Here!

Betsey Biggalow is Here!

5+ readers

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Join Betsey on four short, sun-filled adventures as she learns you don't have to be big to make a big difference.

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The Noble Conflict

The Noble Conflict

13+ readers

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Best-known for Noughts & Crosses, the newly appointed Children’s Laureate’s latest book is as thought provoking as ever. Here, society has been torn apart by war. The Guardians keep the city peaceful by keeping out the rebels. Kaspar is honoured to join the Guardians but when he meets Rhea, a beautiful rebel girl, he becomes haunted by memories from the past. Has he given up too much for the sake of safety and protection? 

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Hostage

Hostage

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Malorie Blackman Illustrator: Derek Brazell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Brand new package for this gripping adventure story by top author Malorie Blackman. Blindfolded. Alone. Afraid. No idea where she is or what will happen next. The only thing Angela knows is that she's been kidnapped. Does she have the courage to escape? Will she ever see her father again? Thrilling adventure from a highly acclaimed author. Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Other books by Malorie Blackman

Magic Betsey

Magic Betsey

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Betsey puts on a magic show but everyone is less than impressed with her tricks. No matter, in these four sweet and funny short stories, Betsey learns the importance of believing in yourself, that practise makes perfect, and that some magic is real . . . This book is one of five short story collections featuring Betsey Biggalow, from Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Beautifully illustrated by Jamie Smith, these warm and funny stories are ideal for building confidence in young readers, whether reading aloud or alone.

Betsey Biggalow is Here!

Betsey Biggalow is Here!

5+ readers

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Join Betsey on four short, sun-filled adventures as she learns you don't have to be big to make a big difference.

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Betsey Biggalow the Detective

Betsey Biggalow the Detective

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Betsey's teddy bear has disappeared without a trace! Join Betsey the Detective as she enlists the help of Prince, the detective dog, to solve the mystery! This book is one of five short story collections featuring Betsey Biggalow from Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Beautifully illustrated by Jamie Smith, these warm and funny stories are ideal for building confidence in readers aged 7 and over, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

Girl Wonder's Winter Adventures

Girl Wonder's Winter Adventures

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

From scaring Mum at Halloween to building the biggest snowball the world's ever seen - Maxine always has a super plan and needs the help of her twin brothers, Anthony and Edward. Together the super siblings make all sorts of mischief . . . Can they fix it before Mum finds out? These seven funny short stories are perfect for building confidence in new readers, whether reading alone or reading aloud.

Girl Wonder and the Terrific Twins

Girl Wonder and the Terrific Twins

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

When Maxine has a plan, you can be sure it involves her twin brothers Anthony and Edward. You can also be sure it involves BIG TROUBLE! This title features nine fantastically funny short stories, perfect for building confidence in new readers, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

Girl Wonder to the Rescue

Girl Wonder to the Rescue

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Birthday-present burglars, a Tooth Fairy mystery, and an abandoned puppy - no adventure is too great for Maxine, also known as Girl Wonder! This collection of seven funny short stories is perfect for building confidence in new readers, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

Level 4: Checkmate Book and MP3 Pack

Level 4: Checkmate Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/02/2014

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

Level 4: Checkmate

Level 4: Checkmate

Author: Malorie Blackman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2014

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

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