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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

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 Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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: Silver Shadow Strikes Again

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

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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 10, White Book Band: The Superpower Games

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

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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: The Super-strength Trials

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

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Bill Ledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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.

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.

Young Bond - Schneller als der Tod

Young Bond - Schneller als der Tod

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Atemberaubende Spannung, mitreiende Action - das dritte explosive Abenteuer uber den coolsten Geheimagenten der Welt aus Steve Coles Young-Bond-Serie!Er ist jung.Er ist ein Rebell.Er ist auf dem Weg zur Legende.Der funfzehnjahrige James Bond beobachtet einen schrecklichen Vorfall im Labor seines Colleges. Einer seiner Mitschuler kommt bei einem Experiment ums Leben. War es wirklich ein Unfall? Als James den mysteriosen Todesfall aufklaren will, gerat er ins Visier internationaler Waffenschmuggler und Kriegstreiber. Eine riskante Jagd quer durch Europa beginnt. Kann er die Wahrheit ans Licht bringen und den skrupellosen Kriminellen das Handwerk legen?Ein packender Action-Krimi fur junge und alte Bond-Fans!Alle Bande der Serie:Young Bond - Der Tod stirbt nie Young Bond - Tod oder ZahlYoung Bond - Schneller als der TodWeitere Bande sind in Vorbereitung

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