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Steve Cole - Author

About the Author

Steve Cole was our Guest Editor in November 2011. Click here to find out more and see some of his favourite books. 

He is a bestselling children's author and lifelong fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond. His other book series include Z. Rex, Thieves Like Us, Doctor Who and Astrosaurs, with collective sales of over three million copies. In other careers he has worked as an editor of books and magazines for readers of all ages. To see more author information click here.

 

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Featured books by Steve Cole

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

11+ readers

Author: Steve Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

To find out more about series www.youngbond.com

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Astrosaurs Riddle of the Raptors

Astrosaurs Riddle of the Raptors

7+ readers

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass.

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Astrosaurs The Skies of Fear

Astrosaurs The Skies of Fear

7+ readers

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass!

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Astrosaurs The Mind-swap Menace

Astrosaurs The Mind-swap Menace

7+ readers

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! The Astrosaurs are on another mission when they almost crash into a deserted space station. It turns out to be a dinosaur prison that has been hit by a meteor and abandoned. Teggs and Iggy investigate - but are taken captive by two dastardly prisoners who are hiding out in the wreckage.

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Astrosaurs The Seas of Doom

Astrosaurs The Seas of Doom

7+ readers

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! Teggs and his crew have been sent to a watery planet where a very large and very scary monster has been attacking a local fish factory. When Teggs and Gipsy travel down to the bottom of the sea to check out the monster, they come under attack themselves.

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Other books by Steve Cole

Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead Time Lord Victorious

Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead Time Lord Victorious

Author: Steve Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

We live forever, barring accidents. Just like everyone else in the universe. The Doctor travels back to the Ancient Days, an era where life flourishes and death is barely known... Then come the Kotturuh - creatures who spread through the cosmos dispensing mortality. They judge each and every species and decree its allotted time to live. For the first time, living things know the fear of ending. And they will go to any lengths to escape this grim new spectre, death. The Doctor is an old hand at cheating death. Now, at last, he can stop it at source. He is coming for the Kotturuh, ready to change everything so that Life wins from the start. Not just the last of the Time Lords. The Time Lord Victorious.

World Burn Down

World Burn Down

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Carlos's mother works for IBAMA, Brazil's Environmental Authority. As head of a specially trained task force, her role is to protect the Amazon from the farmers, loggers and miners who are illegally destroying the precious rainforest. It's a dangerous role and when she upsets some of these land-grabbers, they decide to teach her a lesson by kidnapping her son, Carlos. Taken deep into the Amazon, Carlos manages to escape his captors only to find himself trapped by the fast-moving fires. Will he be able to outrun the flames as the world around him burns to the ground? The terrifying reality of illegal deforestation and the destruction of the rainforest is revealed in this powerful and gripping Amazonian adventure from bestselling author Steve Cole. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Superheroes Assemble!

Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Hero Academy: Superheroes Assemble!

Author: Steve Cole, Jo Cotterill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies. In Blast from the Past, Cam and Jin meet an old enemy, but is he really who he seems? In Code Red, Cam has to convince a new pupil to join Hero Academy - but it's going to take more than her shape-shifting powers a| This exciting chapter book with carefully-levelled text is ideal for children who are reading independently. Books with short chapters are a great way to build your child's reading stamina and confidence. The stories are packed with dynamic CGI-style illustrations - perfect for fans of comics. Tips for parents help to support your child's developing reading skills and the fun after-reading activities making reading fun while reinforcing comprehension. 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. Read with Oxford Stage 6 equates to Oxford Levels 10, 11 and 12 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Adventure Duck vs The Wicked Walrus Book 3

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

There's no ducking out - an Arctic space race is on and Adventure Duck must defeat his new nemesis, the Wicked Walrus! Adventure Duck fluffs up his feathers and heads to the North Pole, where his ice-hearted enemy, Power Pug, has taken over a secret space base. The pug's latest hench-animal, a super-smart walrus, is building a rocket to blast his master into space. But if it launches, the whole Artic will be wiped out! Can Adventure Duck and his new friend - an (occasionally) invisible reindeer - stop Power Pug from expanding his evil empire using mind control ice lollies?

Doctor Who: Star Tales

Doctor Who: Star Tales

Author: Steve Cole, Paul Magrs, Jenny T Colgan, Jo Cotterill Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

'Even though they're gone from the world, they're never gone from me.' The Doctor is many things - curious, funny, brave, protective of her friends...and a shameless namedropper. While she and her companions battled aliens and travelled across the universe, the Doctor hinted at a host of previous, untold adventures with the great and the good: we discovered she got her sunglasses from Pythagoras (or was it Audrey Hepburn?); lent a mobile phone to Elvis; had an encounter with Amelia Earhart where she discovered that a pencil-thick spider web can stop a plane; had a 'wet weekend' with Harry Houdini, learning how to escape from chains underwater; and more. In this collection of new stories, Star Tales takes you on a rip-roaring ride through history, from 500BC to the swinging 60s, going deeper into the Doctor's notorious name-dropping and revealing the truth behind these anecdotes.

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Adventure Duck vs the Armadillo Army Book 2

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

The duck with the supersonic quack is back! Adventure Duck, the world's unlikeliest superhero, has a tasty new mission - saving the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE! Ay, caramba! Adventure Duck and his zebra sidekick, Ziggy, have a tasty new mission in Mexico. Their nemesis, Power Pug, has a dastardly new scheme to control the world's chocolate supply. With the help of a llama with projectile spit, Adventure Duck and Ziggy set out to foil the pug's nefarious plans to dig up the rainforest to build an enormous chocolate factory. But Armando the Commando and his army of armadillos stands in their way... Can the superhero amigos find a chink in the armadillos' armour and save the world from DEATH BY CHOCOLATE?

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

A full-colour gift book of ten darkly-comic and hilarious cautionary tales by Astrosaurs author Steve Cole, illustrated by Tim Archbold. In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them 'It's never too late to change.' The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price...

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