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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

Space to Invade Band 16/Sapphire

Space to Invade Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Marina Halak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2022

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. The children in Andrea's school call her a space invader because her family lives for free in a building that isn't theirs. But real space invaders - aliens from another world - have found their way into her home. What do they want? And how can Andrea stop them? Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Volcano of Fear - Saturn/Venus band

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Volcano of Fear - Saturn/Venus band

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2022

Welcome aboard Time Tours - your first stop for holidays in history. Ana and her brother Rocco and their time travelling companions have landed near a beautiful Roman town, surrounded by mountains. Unfortunately, one of those mountains in Mount Vesuvius - the most deadly volcano in Europe, and it's about to blow! But something even more sinister is going on... futuristic rubbish is turning up on the edge of town. Surely, someone from the future isn't dumping their rubbish in the past? The four friends must find out who is behind this mess... and quickly! Time Tours: Volcano of Fear is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. 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. Interest age: 10-11 Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Sky Smash - Supernova/Earth

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Sky Smash - Supernova/Earth

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2022

Welcome aboard Time Tours - your first stop for holidays in history. What's scarier: a scheming robot with a fearsome army of robo-drones, murderous dinosaurs with rows of razor-sharp teeth, or an enormous meteor that's about to wipe out all life on earth?! Well, it just so happens that Ana and Rocco have travelled 66 million years back in time and now face all three! This time they'll need all the help they can get in order to stop Miss Stumpkin, avoid being eaten alive and get back home to the 21st Century all in one piece! Time Tours: Sky Smash! is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. 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. Interest age: 10-11 Reading age: 8 -9 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: City of Doom - Jupiter/Mercury

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: City of Doom - Jupiter/Mercury

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2022

Welcome aboard Time Tours - your first stop for holidays in history. After their adventure in Victorian England, Ana, Rocco, Ifan and robot-guide Tori are forced to make an emergency landing in ancient Mexico! The time pod's fuel rods are damaged, and it's a race against time to fix them before they explode, leaving them stranded! And as if things couldn't get any worse, the history books say that the city was attacked by fierce warriors ... which will be ... any minute now! Time Tours: City of Doom is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. 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. Interest age: 9-10 Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Crash into History - Mars/Stars

Reading Planet: Astro - Time Tours: Crash into History - Mars/Stars

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2022

Welcome aboard Time Tours - your first stop for holidays in history. History happens in the past, right? At least, that's what Ana and her brother Rocco used to think until a mysterious floating coach picks them up and whisks them away to the year 1838. The siblings suddenly find themselves surrounded by robot tour guides, wonder-onesies and Victorians! And if that wasn't enough, a case of mistaken identity links Ana and Rocco and their new friend Ifan with a plot to rob Buckingham Palace! Take a trip into the past with Time Tours! Time Tours: Crash into History is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. 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. Interest age: 8-9 Reading age: 7-8 years

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