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Steve Cole - Author

About the Author

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

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

 

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Featured books by Steve Cole

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

Young Bond: Strike Lightning

11+ readers

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

To find out more about series www.youngbond.com

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Astrosaurs Riddle of the Raptors

Astrosaurs Riddle of the Raptors

7+ readers

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

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

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Astrosaurs The Skies of Fear

Astrosaurs The Skies of Fear

7+ readers

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

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

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Astrosaurs The Mind-swap Menace

Astrosaurs The Mind-swap Menace

7+ readers

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

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

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Astrosaurs The Seas of Doom

Astrosaurs The Seas of Doom

7+ readers

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

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

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Other books by Steve Cole

Doctor Who: Monsters Inside

Doctor Who: Monsters Inside

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes? Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television

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.

Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard

Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard

Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Bruce Ingman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

It was Joe and Ellie's bedtime. But Joe and Ellie were not in bed. The New Babysitter tries all kinds of tactics, but to no avail. However the New Babysitter has one last trick up her sleeve: Go to sleep or I let loose the leopard! But she couldn't, she wouldn't. Would she?

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: 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?

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