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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

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 - the 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 set up a secret space base. The pug's latest hench-animal, a super-smart walrus, is building a rocket to blast his master to Mars. 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 in outer space?

Tin Boy

Tin Boy

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2019

Mining for tin in deep, dangerous trenches is the only life that Tono has ever known. Worked to the brink of exhaustion each day, his only escape is in the precious moments when he reads his dad's old comics. In a world of heroes and superpowers, he can forget the terrifying mining pits. But an underwater avalanche, a glimpse of something bright red in the sandy seabed, and a canny sidekick are about to transform Tono's life forever ...Fate collides with a stark reality in this truly unique and unforgettable story. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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...

Adventure Duck vs Power Pug Book 1

Adventure Duck vs Power Pug Book 1

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

There's no ducking out - it's time for this ordinary, wise-quacking duck to become . . . A Hero! Adventure Duck didn't ask for greatness. All he wanted was his nest on the duckpond and plenty of soggy bread to eat. But when a meteor gives him superpowers, he knows he must fly into battle and defeat the forces of evil. Every superhero needs a nemesis, and Adventure Duck finds a pint-sized one in Power Pug. This tiny arch-villain is plotting to take over the world with his hypnotic stare and an army of hench-animals. Luckily, Adventure Duck has helpers, too. There's Yoki - a mystical, moustachioed egg - and Neon Zebra, Adventure Duck's karate-kicking sidekick. Can Adventure Duck and his friends stop Power Pug in this egg-ceptionally funny, action-packed adventure?

Slime Squad Vs The Fearsome Fists Book 1

Slime Squad Vs The Fearsome Fists Book 1

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SLIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME! An hilarious series about a group of crime-busting monsters - The Slime Squad! From the bestselling author of Astrosaurs and Cows in Action! Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. Together, they are the SLIME SQUAD - crime-busting super-monsters here to save their whiffy world! Trashland is in trouble. Fearsome fist-creatures are on the rampage. Only four brave and slimy monsters can stop them. Are they up to the challenge? Or will the Fists flatten them and rule over all with an iron hand . . . ? It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs The Supernatural Squid Book 4

Slime Squad Vs The Supernatural Squid Book 4

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SLIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME! Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. They are crime-busting super-monsters, here to save their whiffy world! A sinister ghostly squid has been spotted at sea, attacking anything in sight - and then vanishing! What's going on? The Slime Squad are on the case - and they're going underwater! It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs the Alligator Army Book 7

Slime Squad Vs the Alligator Army Book 7

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. They are crime-busting super-monsters, here to save their whiffy world! There's a scary new super-villain about! Backed up by a monstrous army of mutant alligators, he's planning to take over Trashland. What a time for the Slime Squad to lose their special slimy powers ...! INCLUDES FREE COLLECTOR CARDS INSIDE!

Slime Squad Vs The Killer Socks Book 5

Slime Squad Vs The Killer Socks Book 5

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SLIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME! Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. Together, they are the SLIME SQUAD - crime-busting super-monsters here to save their whiffy world! There's trouble afoot in Whiffsville! Giant fire-breathing sock monsters are on the rampage. Can the Slime Squad fight these foul fashion freaks before Trashland is destroyed? It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs The Last Chance Chicken Book 6

Slime Squad Vs The Last Chance Chicken Book 6

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. Together, they are the SLIME SQUAD - crime-busting super-monsters here to save their whiffy world! Urgh! Ghastly gas is seeping across Trashland - and evil Lord Klukk is to blame. The Squaddies aren't chicken - but can they outwit their arch-enemy before his stinky smog smothers the world? It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs The Cyber-Poos Book 3

Slime Squad Vs The Cyber-Poos Book 3

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2018

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. They are crime-busting super-monsters, here to save their whiffy world! Trashland is in deep doo-doo! With their boss on the blink and their foes on the stink, can the Slime Squad fight back before it's too late? It's time to fight crime with slime! INCLUDES FREE COLLECTOR CARDS INSIDE!

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales

Author: Steve Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

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...

Ten Nasty Little Toads

Ten Nasty Little Toads

Author: Steve Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2018

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...

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: Silver Shadow Strikes Again

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: Silver Shadow Strikes Again

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Silver Shadow Strikes Again is in Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, when Ben is sent to pick up some super-stretchy material from Professor Bounces workshop, he finds an old lady trying to get in. Why does she look so familiar? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: False Alarms

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: False Alarms

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. False Alarms is in Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Evan and Pip are the Superheroes of the Day. So, when lots of crimes are reported in Lexis City, they are the ones sent to investigate. However, nothing is quite what it seems. Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: The Super-strength Trials

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: The Super-strength Trials

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Super-strength Trials is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Pip is competing in the super-strength trials, but her opponent isn't the only person she has to defeat! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: The Superpower Games

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: The Superpower Games

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Superpower Games is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Ben and his friends are training for the Superpower Games, but they need to think quickly when their rivals, Superpower School, dont play fair Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Blast from the Past

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 10, White Book Band: Blast from the Past

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Blast from the Past is in White Book Band, Oxford Level 10, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, Cam and Jin have to deal with a well-known and particularly tricky villain, but is he who he seems to be? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: The Pea-souper

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 9, Gold Book Band: The Pea-souper

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Pea-Souper is in Gold Book Band, Oxford Level 9, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 6. In this story, its sunny at Hero Academy, but the other side of Lexis City is covered with a thick, green fog. Who, or what, could be causing it? Nisha and Ben investigate! Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Astrosaurs 17: The Twist of Time

Astrosaurs 17: The Twist of Time

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2018

DINOSAURS . . . IN SPACE! The 17th title in the brilliantly funny and exciting ASTROSAURS series. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the Astrosaurs fight evil across the galaxy! Killer carnivores have discovered a strange liquid with the power to turn back time . . . and plan to change plant-eating dinos everywhere into helpless babies! Can the astrosaurs stop them before time runs out - for good? Perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves. SPECIAL ASTROSAURS PUZZLES INSIDE!

Astrosaurs Academy 6: Christmas Crisis!

Astrosaurs Academy 6: Christmas Crisis!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2018

Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY- where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! The cadets are set a Christmas challenge - to make the brightest, biggest festive decorations the Academy's ever seen. But when Damona takes giant tree from the Land of Secrets, it's the beginning of an icy disaster . . . one that could doom her friends, the Academy and Christmas itself - across the galaxy!

Astrosaurs 13: Revenge of the FANG

Astrosaurs 13: Revenge of the FANG

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2018

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Teggs's old friends Blink and Dutch from Astrosaurs Academy have been dino-napped! To save his schoolfriends he must turn against the DSS and deliver top astrosaur secrets into their claws . . . But when Admiral Rosso finds out, Arx, Iggy and Gipsy are ordered to stop him by any means necessary! To put things right, Teggs must fight friends and foes alike . . . and his only ally is his biggest rival at Astrosaur Academy - exasperating diceratops Damona! Another action-packed adventure from the astro-nomically popular Steve Cole.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Robots on the Loose!

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Robots on the Loose!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

Cat and her friend Naveena have been building a robot for a special battle competition. But at the last moment, the robot stops working - can a micro-sized Cat and Max fix the robot from the inside, and get out in time for the competition? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Robot Rivals

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Robot Rivals

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

Cat and her friend Naveena have been building a robot for a special battle competition. But at the last moment, the robot stops working - can a micro-sized Cat and Max fix the robot from the inside, and get out in time for the competition? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Countdown

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Countdown

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

A normal day at school for Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger turns into a race against time. They need to find the X-bot quickly, but when they catch it will they be able to stay safe? Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Senseless

Senseless

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

It's a dream come true - Kenzie has been invited to a big international gaming tournament on a sun-soaked island. But then unreality ratchets up with disturbing scenes involving other contestants, soldiers and frantic chases through the hotel. Worst of all, Kenzie seems to be losing his senses one by one - and he has no idea whether the dangers he faces are real or the game. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+

Project X Comprehension Express: Stage 3: Dare to Succeed Pack of 15

Project X Comprehension Express: Stage 3: Dare to Succeed Pack of 15

Author: Steve Cole, Andy Briggs, Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

The Dare to Succeed collection of texts provides children with the perfect foundation for practising the 10 comprehension strategies in Project X Comprehension Express. There are 9 texts in the collection covering highly-engaging fiction and non-fiction. Each text is carefully levelled to be accessible to every child - including those just behind age-related expectations. This collection of texts is part of Project X Comprehension Express. It is a whole-class teaching programme specially built to help children in Years 4-6 (P5-P7) master comprehension and excel in the new National Reading Test. It includes Handbooks, Workbooks, Expert Tip flashcards and an Expert Tip poster. Online teaching resources and best practice films are available on www.oxfordowl.co.uk to ensure its easy implementation.

Early Reader: Monstar's Messy School Day

Early Reader: Monstar's Messy School Day

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

A brand-new red full colour Early Reader story from ASTROSAURS author and DOCTOR WHO script writer, Steve Cole, about the lovable pet Monstar and her first day at school. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR! Jen and Jon are bringing Monstar to school for the day - and she's so excited! But they had better hope their teacher is ready for her - as there's classroom chaos is in store for everyone. A delightful, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of the ASTROSAURS books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO script writer. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Williamson, who has illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Young Bond: Red Nemesis

Young Bond: Red Nemesis

Author: Steve Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Special edition hardback with exclusive extra content - signed by the author. BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND. BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN. James is back in Steve Cole's fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure . . . James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package's mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London's streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn't be higher, and James doesn't know who he can trust . . . Books in the series: 1. SHOOT TO KILL 2. HEADS YOU DIE 3. STRIKE LIGHTNING 4. RED NEMESIS

Young Bond: Red Nemesis

Young Bond: Red Nemesis

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND. BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN. James is back in Steve Cole's fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure . . . James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package's mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London's streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn't be higher, and James doesn't know who he can trust . . . Books in the series: 1. SHOOT TO KILL 2. HEADS YOU DIE 3. STRIKE LIGHTNING 4. RED NEMESIS

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND. BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN. James Bond is back again in Steve Cole's third thrilling Young Bond adventure. When James stumbles upon a horrific sight, he knows things are not what they seem. His school is determined to make him believe what happened was an accident, but James believes what he saw was murder. The significance of the events at school only come to light in the course of an adventure that takes James across Europe and puts him within range of a warmongering villain. Has James got what it takes to triumph over this man, the worst kind of enemy, who boasts a new kind of weapon? Books in the series: 1. SHOOT TO KILL 2. HEADS YOU DIE 3. STRIKE LIGHTNING

Mind Writer

Mind Writer

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2016

Luke's always been good at knowing things. He could guess at a right answer in class or pick up on things other people couldn't. But now it's sharpened into something much more. Now Luke can actually hear people's thoughts. And there's a weird new girl hanging around who seems to know exactly what he can do. She wants something from him but can he trust her? Not everything is as it seems in this high-octane thriller, perfect for fans of Alex Rider. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Invisible Inc.

Invisible Inc.

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Chaos, wizardry and a gang of kind-of ghosts, in this hilarious adventure from bestselling author, Steve Cole. Noah's mum's new invention can zap ANYTHING into a ghost of its former self. It's still there, but you can't see it. You can't touch it. When the sinister `Seerblight Solutions' steal her invention, Noah is zapped - and finds he's not the first to have been turned `invisible' through the ages. With all humankind in terrible danger, Earth's last line is defence is one you've never seen or heard of: Invisible Inc. A medieval knight. A Victorian inventor. A poetic pony. And an ordinary boy. Saving the world? THEY'LL SEE TO IT!

Secret Agent Mummy: The Ghost of Tutankhamun

Secret Agent Mummy: The Ghost of Tutankhamun

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Niall Rivers's life changed for ever when he met a strange, clumsy figure wrapped in bandages, and now his adventures with the last surviving ancient mummy detective continue, this time featuring Egypt's most famous boy king, Tutankhamun. When King Tut's computer game obsession threatens to imprison Niall's reality in an Ancient Egyptian console for ever, it's time to call on a bit of mummy magic to help Niall to save the day. But will Sam's yearning for his old homeland conflict with his desire to help his new best friend? Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the fourth book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Young Bond: Heads You Die

Young Bond: Heads You Die

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND. BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN. The explosive action continues in Steve Cole's second Young Bond adventure . . . James's Cuban holiday has become a nightmare mission to save an old friend from a villain who has perfected 1,000 ways to kill. With corrupt cops and hired assassins hot on his heels, James must travel through Havana and brave Caribbean waters to stop a countdown to mass murder. Fates will be decided with the flip of a coin. Heads or tails. Live or die. Books in the series 1: SHOOT TO KILL 2: HEADS YOU DIE

Early Reader: Monstar's Perfect Pet

Early Reader: Monstar's Perfect Pet

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR. Monstar's been given her very own 'hamstar' as a pet, but when it accidentally gets turned into a giant and escapes, can our favourite furry monster save the day? A charming, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs, and the Young Bond books. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Wiliamson, who has also illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Secret Agent Mummy: The Hieroglyphs of Horror

Secret Agent Mummy: The Hieroglyphs of Horror

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Niall Rivers's life changed for ever when he met a strange, clumsy figure wrapped in bandages, and now his adventures with the last surviving ancient mummy detective continue. This time, the pair are up against: a bunch of snap-happy crocodiles; some spooky magic symbols; a tartan-clad McMummy and a power-mad Ancient Egyptian god. Could it be CRUNCH TIME for the Secret Agent Mummy? Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the third book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Stop Those Monsters!

Stop Those Monsters!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

The Wizard of Oz meets Monsters Inc in this MONSTROUSLY funny stand-alone story from bestselling author phenomenon, Steve Cole. I'm Bob, a human boy stuck in a land of MONSTERS. I'm trying to get out with the help of three - count them, three - incredible creatures. There's Verity, who looks like a giant hamster. Alfie, who's about as scary as a bag of crisps. And Zola, a gorgon who can't turn people to stone (though she can manage cardboard at a push). We're on a crazy, death-defying quest to escape with our lives. And all around us, the cry goes up: STOP THOSE MONSTERS!!!

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Before the man Became the Legend. Before the Boy Became the Man. James Bond hits Hollywood...Lights. Camera. Murder. Young Bond is back - in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet.

Secret Agent Mummy: The Cleopatra Case

Secret Agent Mummy: The Cleopatra Case

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

One boy. One mummy. One mad, bad mission. Cleopatra's tomb has never been found - until NOW. And you won't BELIEVE what's been hiding inside. Sam the SECRET AGENT MUMMY must take on: a statue that bites; an undead empress with unfinished business; terrifying intergalactic lizard-men; an ancient plot that threatens all life on Earth. Luckily, Sam can call on his best friend and neighbour, Niall Rivers, for help. Together, they'll save the planet for sure . . . WON'T THEY?

Tripwire: Deathwing

Tripwire: Deathwing

Author: Steve Cole, Chris Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2014

The second title in the explosive new series by Steve Cole and Chris Hunter. This is Boy Soldier meets Alex Rider meets Cherub, it is exciting, authentic and adrenalin-fuelled. Each action-packed book is a ticking bomb . . . Boy soldier, Felix Smith, is undercover. Radical animal-rights activists have teamed up with the biggest terrorist organization in the world to create Deathwing - a project that takes Improvised Explosive Devices to a whole new kill-level. Felix has gone undercover to learn its secrets - and to defuse the threat before millions die.

Secret Agent Mummy Book 1

Secret Agent Mummy Book 1

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

What could be crazier than a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy detective moving in next door? How about: * An army of brainwashed baboons? * A flying bandaged dog's-bottom? * A talking cat goddess? * An evil sorcerer from another world? Somehow, Niall Rivers has got to deal with all of them. Still, it's not the end of the world . . . Is it? Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the first book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Aliens Stink!

Aliens Stink!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Some seriously weird stuff is happening on Planet Earth. Pollution is cleaned up overnight. A sweet smell fills the air. Strange lights are seen in the skies... Could they possibly be UFOs? Have aliens come to fix our world? Only one boy and his dad - and possibly his goldfish - know that the truth is stranger, scarier - and a whole lot smellier... Kidnapped and taken to a super-secret base, Tim discovers the full extent of the alien threat ... and the extraordinary kids fighting it. With the aid of a little huggy alien, and a depressed guard, Tim and his weird new friends take the battle to the aliens. Oh, and that goldfish has a big part to play...!

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: The Rust Monster

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: The Rust Monster

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The micro-friends accidentally wake up an ancient and terrifying rust monster called Rustan! When Rustan touches the Excelsa, the crew have to make an emergency landing on a nearby planet, Mechio (a planet of metal robots), before their ship crumbles with rust. Unfortunately Rustan follows them to the metallic planet. Ant comes up with a plan to help the Mechions get rid of Rustan for good, but time is running short This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: The Giants of Ariddas

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: The Giants of Ariddas

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new alien micro-friend, Nok. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The micro-friends land on Planet Ariddas a planet of giants! Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and Nok are captured by two massive seal-like creatures who want to make the micro-friends their pets! Locked in a cage in the Ariddians home, the micro-friends have to try and figure out a way to get free. Could their enemies, the Krools, actually help them? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Fury of Vogoss

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Fury of Vogoss

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. Vogoss has the micro-friends trapped in an airlock and is threatening to blast them into space! Just when they think its all over, Badlaw's ship attaches itself to the airlock and unwittingly saves them. But things take a turn for the worse when Vogoss and Badlaw team up, and Vogoss shares his plans to take over the universe! Can the micro-friends defeat both villains? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: The Image Maker

Project X Alien Adventures: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: The Image Maker

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new alien micro-friend, Nok. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. When the micro-friends land on Planet Gakarak looking for the king and queen of Exis (Noks parents) they find the space port deserted. In fact the whole city seems deadly quiet until they get to the City Square and find it packed with blobby aliens called Bongalans. The only trouble is, theyre not real. Could a lonely robot called Sprocket have the answers? Find out if the micro-friends can get away from Sprocket before Badlaws Krools find them. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: An Ancient Enemy

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: An Ancient Enemy

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The micro-friends hide from Badlaw in an old space station. It turns out to be the worst mistake of their lives. Little do they realize that they have just woken an ancient enemy ...Vogoss, none other than Badlaw's great, great grandfather! When Cat, Ant and Eight are captured by some ancient-looking Krools, Vogoss finds out about the power of the children's watches. Can they escape from his terrible clutches? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Astrosaurs Vs Cows In Action: The Dinosaur Moo-tants

Astrosaurs Vs Cows In Action: The Dinosaur Moo-tants

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Evil is afoot in the Jurassic Quadrant. Terrifying mutant dinosaurs threaten to wipe out humanity... dinosaurs with twitching claws, razor-sharp teeth and...deadly udders?! These aren't mutants - they're MOO-tants! This is a deadly mission for a new superteam - one which can travel across space AND time. Action, danger (and a few cups of tea) are in store when the ASTROSAURS meet the COWS IN ACTION! But will the new friends be able to defeat their biggest, scariest, dairyest enemy yet? Or will the moo-tants destroy TWO of the bravest crime-fighting teams the universe has ever seen?

Project X: Alien Adventures: White: Spaceship Graveyard

Project X: Alien Adventures: White: Spaceship Graveyard

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

The micro-ship is forced to make a crash-landing on Planet Kree-Marr. What will be lurking in the swamp? Find out in Swamp Crash! In Spaceship Graveyard Ant, Tiger and Seven try to find the jammer that caused their ship to crash, but what else will they find among the tangled wrecks? Max, Cat and Nok hide from the scary Meebs, but what they don't know is that something even more frightening awaits them. Find out what in Fear Forest. In Danger Below Ant, Tiger and Seven are forced to hide underground to escape the Krools. But will they be any safer below the surface? In The Cave of Life our heroes meet the living soul of Planet Kree-Mar - Kree-Ator - who tells them where to find the next Fragment of Exis, but they soon find that getting it won't be that easy. Kree-Ator needs the micro-friends' help to save Planet Kree-Marr, but will they be able to defeat the Krools and the Mega-Meeb? Find out in Save the World! Each book comes with notes on the inside front and back covers for teachers, TAs and parents/carers, which give question prompts and points for discussion, challenge words, and additional activities that children can do.

Magic Ink

Magic Ink

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2013

Stewart Penders is a 12-year-old kid who loves comics. He loves drawing his own creations, especially the adventures of his fantasy alter ego, Stupendous Man! Part of his passion for comics comes from his late granddad, who was a great comic book artist. Granddad has just died, leaving his house and its contents to Stew's family. But when his family move in, they are greeted by a pig in a top hat running amok through the house. When Stew explores the house later, he finds a discarded comic strip in the attic - featuring an image of the very same pig they just saw - and beside it a mysterious pot of ink. When Stew starts drawing with it, his artwork springs into life - and so begins a hilarious adventure that could only have come from the madcap mind of Mr Steve Cole, bestselling author of Astrosaurs, Cows in Actionand Slime Squad!

Astrosaurs 22: The Castle of Frankensaur

Astrosaurs 22: The Castle of Frankensaur

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Dinosaurs . . . in space! Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the astrosaurs fight evil across the galaxy! On the trail of carnivore space-robber, the astrosaurs find a creepy castle on a distant asteroid - the secret hideout of super-scientist Dr Frankensaur. Plunged into a sinister mystery, Teggs must fight deadly robots, headless horrors, mutant monsters and a threat to the entire cosmos . . .

Slime Squad vs The Conquering Conks Book 8

Slime Squad vs The Conquering Conks Book 8

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

The eighth title in the hilarious young series from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs. It's The A Team meets Monsters Inc - with a whole lot of slime! Crawling from the nosepick ocean, green snot-blobs start attacking Trashland, sticking the people in their tracks, holding them helpless. They are controlled by evil nose-monsters wanting to immobilise Trashland so the population starve and they can take over. The Squad fight back with giant tissues.

Astrosaurs 21: The T Rex Invasion

Astrosaurs 21: The T Rex Invasion

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

In this special twenty-first Astrosaurs title, a long lost dino-pyramid said to contain an incredible weapon is rediscovered by archaeologists. But when T rexes invade to steal the weapon which they believe will give them superiority over all of the dinosaurs Teggs and his crew are called to the rescue...

Cows in Action 12: The Viking Emoo-gency

Cows in Action 12: The Viking Emoo-gency

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

In the year 878, England trembles under Viking attack - but the deadly Danes are being snatched by sea-monsters. What does this have to do with some stolen zoo animals and a mad bull scientist from the future? Only McMoo, Pat and Bo can find out.

Astrosaurs 20: Earth Attack!

Astrosaurs 20: Earth Attack!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Teggs's arch-enemy, General Loki, has stolen a time machine. The astrosaurs trail him to Earth in the distant past, before the dinosaurs took of into space. Soon they uncover a terrifying plot to murder millions and destroy history ...but can they stop it?

Astrosaurs 19: The Forest of Evil

Astrosaurs 19: The Forest of Evil

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Another action-packed adventure from the astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Noxia-4 is a farm-planet; a world of plants that feeds billions of hungry dinos. But when the harvest fails and the farmers are attacked, Teggs and the team investigate - and soon learn that the Noxia-4's dark forests are home to a strange and deadly evil that could destroy them all . . .

The Day of the Monster Pigeons

The Day of the Monster Pigeons

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

It's time for Freekham High's end of term play but something FOWL is afoot . . . a weird gang of pigeons who seem to have a grudge against the school. If they're not dive-bombing the building, they're leaving a trail of disgustingly devastating droppings wherever they go! Can Sam and Sara find out what's behind the feathered furore? Or will they be overcome by the power of the poo? This hilariously surreal story is perfect for readers who prefer their humour a little on the dark side . . .

Z. Raptor

Z. Raptor

Author: Steve Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2011

More nonstop action in the sequel toZ. Rex!Thirteen-year-old Adam Adlar used to have a normal life. Then his father created the most advanced video-game technology ever, and scientists stole this technology to create dinosaurs with a human's ability to learn . . . and a beast's ability to kill. Now hyper-evolved species of raptors battle in clans for supremacy on a deserted island where the only law is survival, and it's up to Adam to make sure the raptors don't get to the next level.

Cows In Action 11: First Cows on the Mooon

Cows In Action 11: First Cows on the Mooon

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track. The super-cow agents chase two ter-moo-nators to America in 1969 - and find the Apollo space programme is in bullish bother. To foil their foes, the C.I.A. must go where no cow has gone beef-ore - to the moon, where a showdown with sinister space-cattle awaits . . . It's time for action. Cows in Action.

Astrosaurs Academy 8: Space Kidnap!

Astrosaurs Academy 8: Space Kidnap!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Another action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! After years of training they've finally done it! Teggs and his classmates at Astrosaurs Academy are all set to become real space-exploring astrosaurs! But first they must pass one final challenge. A mission into outer space, more dangerous than any they have faced before . . .

Astrosaurs 18: The Sabre-Tooth Secret

Astrosaurs 18: The Sabre-Tooth Secret

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

DINOSAURS . . . IN SPACE! A brilliantly funny and exciting title in the ASTROSAURS series - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! The reappearance of a dino spaceship lost for 300 years spells danger for Teggs. How has a pack of savage sabre-tooths got on board? What menace is chasing them through space? Only the astrosaurs can unravel the mystery - they hope!

Cows in Action 10: The Moo-lympic Games

Cows in Action 10: The Moo-lympic Games

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . When Pat and Bo are cow-napped and taken to ancient Greece, McMoo discovers two ultra strong ter-moo-nators planning the biggest time crime ever. Battling evil ox athletes, strange cow-gods and deadly dung beetles, the C.I.A. must take part in the craziest Olympics in history - and if they can't win, evil cattle will take over the world!

Tripwire

Tripwire

Author: Steve Cole, Chris Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Got you. The sight of the bomb hit Felix like a punch in the guts. Just twelve minutes remaining on the clock . . . He was going to have to move fast. Following a devastating terrorist bomb attack on Heathrow airport, Felix Smith is determined to avenge his father's death. He successfully becomes a member of the Minos Chapter, a secret service full of gifted under-age recruits. His speciality - Bomb Disposal. Felix and his fellow recruits are now the ultimate spooks - trained to fight terror with terror. The timer is ticking . . . .

Astrosaurs Academy 7: Volcano Invaders!

Astrosaurs Academy 7: Volcano Invaders!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

DINO INFERNO! Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! The biggest volcano on Astro Prime has just erupted - with Teggs and his friends trapped close by! The only place to escape the white-hot destruction is inside the volcano . . . But lurking in the lava are fierce, fiery forces from ages past. If unleashed they will obliterate every dinosaur in the cosmos! Another action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole.

Astrosaurs 11: The Claws of Christmas

Astrosaurs 11: The Claws of Christmas

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2010

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Teggs and his crew visit the dinosaur Santa himself - Papa Claws. Strange dangers lurk in Papa's gift factory, and an old enemy is loose. Can the astrosaurs save Christmas across the universe and live to tell the tale? INCLUDES FREE COLLECTOR CARDS INSIDE!

Astrosaurs 2: The Hatching Horror

Astrosaurs 2: The Hatching Horror

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

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Teggs is taking some desperate dinosaurs and their only eggs to begin a new life on a remote planet. But the planet is not what it seems, and some nasty egg-eating oviraptors are hot on their tail . . .

Astrosaurs 4: The Mind-Swap Menace

Astrosaurs 4: The Mind-Swap Menace

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

Another action-packed adventure from the astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Some cunning carnivore crooks have the power to swap places with other dinosaurs - and Teggs and Iggy become their first victims! Trapped in the wrong bodies and lost in space, can the two astrosaurs survive to put things right?

Astrosaurs 5: The Skies of Fear

Astrosaurs 5: The Skies of Fear

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

DINOSAURS . . . IN SPACE! The fifth title in the brilliantly funny and exciting ASTROSAURS series - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! How can a world full of dino-birds forget how to fly? The astrosaurs uncover a deadly secret in the skies above Skwark Major where Teggs must battle for his life . . .

Astrosaurs 3: The Seas Of Doom

Astrosaurs 3: The Seas Of Doom

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

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! A huge monster is on the loose in the seas of Aqua Minor, and the astrosaurs are sent to investigate. Teggs and the gang travel to the depths of the ocean, where unexpected danger lies in wait . . .

Astrosaurs 1: Riddle Of The Raptors

Astrosaurs 1: Riddle Of The Raptors

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

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dino athletes. With the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue. But there's more to the raptors' plot than meets the eye ...INCLUDES FREE COLLECTOR CARDS INSIDE!

Z. Rex

Z. Rex

Author: Steve Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2009

Adam's father is developing cutting-edge research on virtual electronic game-playing when suddenly he disappearsand Adam finds himself being hunted by men with guns, and worsea savage, man-eating dinosaur. Is the dinosaur real, or just part of the game? Where is his father? And what happens when your video game turns into real life?Steve Cole has combined gaming, dinosaurs, and a heart-pounding chase to create a suspenseful thriller that's impossible to put down.

Cows In Action 8: The Moo-gic of Merlin

Cows In Action 8: The Moo-gic of Merlin

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

ON A QUEST FOR COW-ME-LOT! Join Professor McMoo and his team in the 8th exciting installment of this hilarious series from bestselling author Steve Cole Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . In Dark Age CAMELOT, on the trail of a terrifying NEW type of ter-moo-nator, McMoo and his friends discover the famous WIZARD MERLIN has been turned into a bull - and that KING ARTHUR and his knights have turned COW CRAZY! A dia-BULL-ical plot is in full swing, and the C.I.A. agents must brave MAGIC, MOO-GIC and MAYHEM to stop it - before the forces of KNIGHT conquer all . . .

Astrosaurs Academy 5: Deadly Drama!

Astrosaurs Academy 5: Deadly Drama!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! The Academy is set to feature in an amazing mega-movie and Teggs and his friends have starring roles! But while shooting the action scenes, mysterious mishaps put the cadets in danger. Faced with capsizing canoes, rampaging robots and exploding stun-guns, can the Daring Dinos survive this deadly drama? LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . TOO MUCH ACTION! A dramatic tale of the movies in this Astrosaurs spin-off series - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves. !

Cows In Action Joke Book

Cows In Action Joke Book

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

UDDERLY HILARIOUS! Professor McMoo, Pat and Bo aren't just any old cows, they're time-travelling, super-clever Cows In Action who visit past and future, around the world to stop the evil Ter-moo-nators changing history . . . The gang are told that the F.B.I. are working on a deadly joke that will be so funny it could wipe out their enemies, so they set off to find jokes so funny they will counteract this threat! The time shed revisits the sites of their CIA adventures so far - including Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and The Wild West - to find their jokes as well as some landings in brand-new places. Expect to laugh until your sides ache!

Cows In Action 7: The Pirate Mootiny

Cows In Action 7: The Pirate Mootiny

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . In 1978, robotic danger HAUNTS the seven seas . . . Posing as a pirate, a TER-MOO-NATOR is capturing ships in the Caribbean. But why? And what terrible treasure is he hiding on SPOOKY Udderdoom Island? McMoo, Pat, and Bo set sail on a big, BUCCANEERING adventure to find answers before pirate BULLS takes over the world . . . It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION. Perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves.

Genie and the Phoenix

Genie and the Phoenix

Author: Steve Cole, Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

How to hatch a phoenix egg in four easy steps . . . Take four ordinary children . . . A genie in the shape of a bookworm . . . A clever, but very scatty, ancient phoenix . . . And a magical treasure map. Then get ready for more adventure and mayhem than you could ever wish for! Join the Worthington gang on their journey across the world, back into the past and forward to the future. With magic in their lives again, they face danger, mystery and the unexpected at every turn! Another spellbinding adventure from bestselling authors Steve Cole and Linda Chapman.

Astrosaurs Academy 4: Jungle Horror!

Astrosaurs Academy 4: Jungle Horror!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! When the Academy's teachers retire without warning - and are replaced by sinister newcomers with a very odd line in lessons - Teggs and his friends sense that things are badly wrong. The search for answers leads them to the deadly rainforests of Junglus. But with fierce horrors lurking in the mists and a hunting party hard on their heels, will the cadets ever get out alive?

Astrosaurs 14: The Carnivore Curse

Astrosaurs 14: The Carnivore Curse

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Tegg's new mission is to save a carnivore king from deadly space mumps. If the king can't be cured, his evil nephew will start a terrible war! The astrosaurs race to the rescue with a special doctor - but are soon trapped in a palace of peril. With enemies all around and a mad meat-chomping monster on the loose, can Teggs escape the heart-stopping horror of the Carnivore Curse?

Cows In Action 6: The Battle for Christmoos

Cows In Action 6: The Battle for Christmoos

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Professor McMoo is a very clever cow - so clever, in fact, that he has managed to build himself a time machine from discarded farming machinery. He and his two cow friends, Pat and Bo Vine live on the Barmer farm, in fear of the hideous farmer's wife, Betty. But they are also star agents of the CIA - Cows in Action, a crack team of cow commandos! In the future, cows live peacefully with humans as equals, not as food. But some cows in the future try to use the technology of time travel to interfere with history - and the Prof has to help stop that! A wonderful seasonal tale featuring our intrepid heroes! Prof McMoo and his fellow CIA members are accidentally dropped into Christmas Eve 1066, the eve of William the Conqueror's coronation as King. And the whole of the land has gone Christmas crazy! There are lights and tinsel everywhere - surely that can't be right? An evil ter-moo-nator plot comes to light - they are determined to stop the coronation, ruin Christmas and let their evil robo-turkeys take over the town! Can McMoo stop them before it's too late? A hilarious festive adventure featuring Steve Cole's moo-vellous Cows in Action

Astrosaurs Academy 3: Terror Underground

Astrosaurs Academy 3: Terror Underground

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away. The astro-jet flying lesson ends badly for the cadets when they crash into a freezing cavern, deep underground! But there's more than rocks and ice for Teggs and the gang to cope with. It looks like some new enemies are trapped in the cold too . . .

Cows in Action 5: World War Moo

Cows in Action 5: World War Moo

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for Cows In Action! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . Hot on the time-trail of the deadly TER-MOO-NATORS, McMoo and his friends are soon caught up in the Second World War . . . Why are the sinister robo-bulls KIDNAPPING top scientists and smuggling tons of butter into war-torn France? Hurtling headlong through BOMB-BLASTS, plane CHASES and parachute jumps behind ENEMY LINES, can the C. I. A. agents survive their MADDEST mission yet? It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION.

Astrosaurs Academy 2: Contest Carnage!

Astrosaurs Academy 2: Contest Carnage!

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY- where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! Teggs and his fellow astro-cadets can't wait to compete in a brand new sports tournament on the Academy's doorstep - the Megasaur Challenge! But when several athletes are injured in a number of nutty accidents , the contest is plunged into chaos. Suspecting foul play, Teggs investigates. But will he survive long enough to learn the terrifying truth?

Astrosaurs Academy 1: Destination Danger

Astrosaurs Academy 1: Destination Danger

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Young Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - where dinosaurs train to be ASTROSAURS. With his best friends Blink and Dutch beside him, amazing adventures are never far away! Arriving at the academy, the new astro-cadets face their first mission - to camp out in a deserted space wilderness and bring back something exciting for show-and-tell. But the sneaky tricks of a rival team mean big trouble for Teggs, Blink and Dutch - especially when a T.rex ship crash-lands close by with a VERY hungry crew . . .

Genie Us

Genie Us

Author: Steve Cole, Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

What would YOU wish for? When Milly, Michael, Jason and Jess move to a town in the middle of nowhere, the last thing they expect to find is a magic book - with its own talking bookworm called Skribble! The grumpy worm promises that The Genie Handbook can make them into genies in six easy steps. Soon they are diving into a world of weirdness and wonder, trouble and trickery, trying to make each other's wishes come true. But when the wishes start to go wrong the magic seems scarier. What is the secret of the mysterious couple watching from the shadows? Why is Skribble so afraid of them? And if the children's greatest wish of all is finally granted, will their world change for better or for worse?

Cows In Action 4: The Wild West Moo-nster

Cows In Action 4: The Wild West Moo-nster

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . It's a GOLD RUSH! The C.I.A. have been sent back to the Wild West of America where a TER-MOO-NATOR and his shifty sidekicks are cheating the locals out of all the land they own. But why? With local cattle going MISSING and a sinister MONSTER on the loose, can Professor McMoo and his team solve their WILDEST case yet? It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION.

Cows in Action 3: The Roman Moo-stery

Cows in Action 3: The Roman Moo-stery

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . The C.I.A. travel back to the ROMAN EMPIRE, where TER-MOO-NATORS are turning innocent bulls into WARRIORS! With all Rome at risk, McMoo, Pat and Bo battle GLADIATORS and race to the death in CHARIOTS, trying to solve a moo-stery that could wreck history FOR EVER! It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION.

Cows in Action 2: The Moo-my's Curse

Cows in Action 2: The Moo-my's Curse

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . In ANCIENT EGYPT, a monstrous moo-my has come to life and kicked the PHARAOH off his throne. Sent to investigate, the C.I.A agents face PERIL in the pyramids and nightmares on the Nile. Can they foil a TERRIFYING time-crime before the whole WORLD falls to the moo-my's curse? It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION Another UDDERLY hilarious title featuring the intrepid Professor McMoo and his team of time-travelling cows - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves.

Cows in Action 1: The Ter-moo-nators

Cows in Action 1: The Ter-moo-nators

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole. Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are the star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . . When Professor McMoo invents a brilliant TIME MACHINE, he and his friends are soon attacked by a terrifying TER-MOO-NATOR - a deadly robo-cow who wants to mess with the past and change the future! And that's only the start of an incredible ADVENTURE that takes McMoo, Pat and Bo from a cow paradise in the future to the SCARY dungeons of King Henry VIII . . . It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION Perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves.

Astrosaurs 8: The Terror-Bird Trap

Astrosaurs 8: The Terror-Bird Trap

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2006

DINOSAURS . . . IN SPACE! Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the Astrosaurs fight evil across the galaxy! The astrosaurs race to a world where two dino-tribes are on the verge of war. A group of monster-sized birds have come to help too. But Teggs is suspicious. Are these terror-birds friends or foes? A fantastically thrilling and funny addition to the Astrosaurs series - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves. SPECIAL ASTROSAURS PUZZLES INSIDE!

Astrosaurs 7: Day of the Dino-Droids

Astrosaurs 7: Day of the Dino-Droids

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2006

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! The Sauropod is sucked through a black hole - and on the other side, nothing is what it seems. Friends turn into enemies, and Teggs must face an evil army of mechanical dino-droids alone ...

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