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Alan Durant - Author

About the Author

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English.  Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

Featured books by Alan Durant

Other books by Alan Durant

Spider's Big Match Band 13/Topaz

Spider's Big Match Band 13/Topaz

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Spider McDrew gets the chance to play for the Parkfield school football team, in the end-of-season cup draw. As usual though, things are not plain sailing for Spider who lets his side down by giving away a crucial penalty kick. Poor Spider is a pitiful sight as he stands on the touchline all alone. Then, he is asked to take one last corner kick. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. * A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and scaffolding writing. * Curriculum links - ICT: Combining text and graphics; PSHE: Developing good relationships. * This is the second SpiderMcDrew tale by Alan Durant and Philip Hopman. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Quill Soup

Quill Soup

Author: Alan Durant Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Noko, the porcupine, is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he'll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his back - a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all... This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness - and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources.

Clownfish

Clownfish

Author: Alan Durant, Helen Crawford-White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Clownfish is a moving and stunningly original story of friendship and life after loss, from award-winning and much-loved author Alan Durant. From award-winning author Alan Durant comes a surreal, poignant story about family bonds and loss. Dak's dad has been dead for seven days when suddenly he reappears. He's the same in almost every way, with one startling exception: Dad has turned into a clownfish, and now lives in a tank at their local aquarium. Dak is delighted by the news - he has Dad back, even if he isn't quite as he was before. Deciding to keep Dad's transformation a secret, Dak visits him at the aquarium as often as he can, and ends up spending so much time there that they offer him a job. This is how he comes to meet Violet, the owner's prickly but kindhearted niece; when the aquarium is threatened with closure, the pair must work together to save it. For Dak, the stakes couldn't be higher ... after all, if the aquarium shuts down, what will happen to the fish? In parts wry, moving and undoubtedly strange, this beautifully crafted story will stay with you long after the final page.

What I Did on My Holiday

What I Did on My Holiday

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Bug Club Green City Shapes and Other Poems

Bug Club Green City Shapes and Other Poems

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

The poems in this book explore the different shapes you can see in the cities, countryside and towns where people live. Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Green all levels Phonics phase: 5

Flying South

Flying South

Author: Alan Durant, Kath Lucas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Daddy, I Can't Sleep

Daddy, I Can't Sleep

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

When Little Panda can't sleep, Daddy Panda helps him understand that there's nothing to be afraid of. They explore their habitat together and soon they are calm and ready for bed. This is a soothing and reassuring bedtime book for little pandas everywhere.

Dear Mermaid

Dear Mermaid

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Join Holly as she learns about a magical undersea world in this picture book containing a real gift. When Holly finds a mermaid's purse on the beach, she learns all about life under the sea and gets a special present - just like the lucky reader of this book! Thinking a mermaid must have lost the purse, Holly writes a letter to see if she'd like it back. Princess Kora replies with a plea for help. Will the two holiday friends be able to save the Mer Festival? Find out inside, then enjoy the wonderful mermaid photo frame that comes with the book!

Reloaded (Game Boy 2)

Reloaded (Game Boy 2)

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

Low-reading age version of a fun virtual reality adventure. Mia and Zak find a strange games console in the canal. When you play it, it sucks you inside the game! But now Zak's vanished. Can Mia save him? Or will they both be trapped forever? The action-packed sequel to Game Boy 4u2read. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

Galactic (Game Boy 3)

Galactic (Game Boy 3)

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2015

Low-reading age version of a fun virtual reality adventure. Muzzy had to leave his home to escape the war. Now he and his dad are starting a new life in a new country. But things aren't easy. The bullies are out to get him - and soon he has an even bigger problem. He finds an old Game Boy game and gets trapped in an alien world!

Greedylocks

Greedylocks

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

A charming update of the traditional 'Goldilocks' tale, Greedylocks is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Purple Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illutrated throughout, this 718-word fiction story is suitable for ages 7 - 8. Greedylocks features a more demanding text with an extended vocabulary. With a wider vocabulary, the characters are more three dimensional, and illustrations are less important. It encourages more indeendent reading. Greedylocks is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Frank N. Stine's Robot

Frank N. Stine's Robot

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

Frank N. Stine is a shy boy who has few friends. When he makes himself a robot friend from a broken toaster, he finds that things begin to change, but not in ways he expected. Frank N. Stine's Robot is a book-banded reading book for more confident readers, carefully levelled at White Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 877-word fiction story is suitable for ages 7 - 8. Frank N.Stine's Robot features a more demanding text with extended vocabulary and literary devices. It has more clauses in sentences, the use of metaphor is introduced, and the story plot is more involved. Frank N. Stine's Robot is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Skylarks: Noah's Shark

Skylarks: Noah's Shark

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2014

Blood

Blood

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Cheap tabloid headlines scream the brutal facts at 17-year-old Robert Harrison: his parents have been shot dead in the sitting room of their suburban home. Robert's initial shock and anger is soon replaced by a growing sense of a conspiracy to protect him from the truth. So he decides to investigate the murder himself and the secrets he uncovers about his parents lead him to the brink of sanity and put his life in danger...

Hoppy Ever After

Hoppy Ever After

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2014

K.O. Kings - They're Fighting for the Cup!

K.O. Kings - They're Fighting for the Cup!

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Leagues Apart - United They Stand - Divided They Fall?

Leagues Apart - United They Stand - Divided They Fall?

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Barmy Army - Look out World, Here They Come!

Barmy Army - Look out World, Here They Come!

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2014

The Flamingo Who Forgot

The Flamingo Who Forgot

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2014

Fair Game

Fair Game

Author: Alan Durant Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2014

It's 2074. Football is only played on screen - and in prison. That's where Billy B learnt to play. Now he wants to play a real football match. But he's playing a dangerous game.

The Teeth Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

The Teeth Band 11 Lime/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2014

This exciting mystery story will keep readers gripped, as brothers Joe and Carl quickly realise it's not always best to keep what you find. Written by Alan Durant. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: P.E.

Dear Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

A book with fold-out letters and real gifts from the Tooth Fairy! When Holly's tooth falls out, she doesn't want to give it up to the Tooth Fairy, so she enters into a correspondence that is full of surprises, and she learns about the world of fairies. Featuring numerous fold-out fairy letters, a fairy identification leaflet, a riddle book and a special gold coin to keep from the Tooth Fairy.

Fair Game

Fair Game

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Football Factor: Tough Tackling

Football Factor: Tough Tackling

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Ledley is a young centre back with a bright future. But when he comes up against seasoned international centre forward Ryan Strong, he's given a rough ride. Now the two teams are to meet again in the cup quarter final. Ledley needs to learn fast and stand up tall if he's to come out on top and help Sheldon to the semi-finals. Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid.

Dear Father Christmas

Dear Father Christmas

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Celebrate Christmas with this delightful book full of lift-the-flap letters from Father Christmas and a special surprise gift. When Holly sees a man who looks like Father Christmas, she decides to write him a letter: Dear Father Christmas - is it snowing in Lapland? Please answer. Love Holly. And so begins the start of a touching penpal friendship with Father Christmas himself in which Holly learns about the magic of elves, reindeer and life in Lapland, as well as getting some very special Christmas surprises. This gift book comes with letters to read and and a special silver ticket from Father Christmas!

Doing the Double

Doing the Double

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Dale and Joe are twins, and they are both great football players. That's no surprise - their dad is the football legend Nicky Green. They've always laughed about doing the double - pretending to be each other for a day. Just for a joke. When Dale gets himself injured, he wants Joe to do the double for real. Otherwise Dale will get thrown out of the team. Can Joe refuse his twin? Republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

Football Factor: Seeing Red

Football Factor: Seeing Red

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Robbie is sent off for punching an opponent. His manager gives him a final warning. Sheldon's assistant coach Dougie Brown shows Robbie some old film footage that makes him think about his behaviour. But will he get his place back in the team? Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid.

Doing the Double

Doing the Double

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Twins Dale and Joe are the sons of fallen football ace Nicky Green. They have always joked about swapping their identities for a day, but suddenly everything changes - and now it's serious. Dale wants Joe to do the double and take his place on the football pitch. Joe isn't even sure he wants to help, but how can he refuse his twin? In the same style as the Shades 2.0 series, this book tells a fast-paced story but is much shorter than the Shades, allowing for less-able readers to still experience the gripping story but with much simpler language and a larger font. The excitement of the Shades series is still there in these shortened versions of the dramatic, enticing stories.

Funny Stories Shades Shorts 2.0

Funny Stories Shades Shorts 2.0

Author: Alan Durant, Julia Williams, Tish Farrell, Finn Rickard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Four funny stories to raise a laugh and a smile ... Jez Fisher, boy detective, on the tail of a problem cat ... Revenge is sweet for a victim of the Queen of Mean ... The seventh child of the last magic carpet-maker needs some luck ... Cool kid Tyler tries to understand 'mood-swing crazy' and how girls work ... Funny Stories features four themed short stories each by different Shades authors. These books are perfect for readers with less stamina or those simply looking for a quick read.

Flesh And Bones

Flesh And Bones

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2013

From the ruins of an ancient abbey, British archaeologists unearth the skull of a young monk. Using the very latest technology, Liam's dad must attempt to put the flesh back on the bone and give life back to the skull. What did the young man look like? But as his dad works, Liam finds himself submitting to an irresistible force. As he looks into the cavities where eyes had once been, he hears a voice calling out across the centuries - Foul deeds. Murder. The Black Arts. Who was this young monk and how did he die? The questions keep coming as Liam is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, embarking on a journey that will force him and his father to confront their own recent loss.

The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

The Rescue Band 07 Turquoise/Band 17 Diamond

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Tom is in trouble. He is hanging precariously from a ledge on the edge of a cliff and his friend Alex is desperately trying to get help for him. But will he be able to find the strength in himself to hold on until help arrives? This thought-provoking story was written by Alan Durant. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: An adventure story * Curriculum links: Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Red Light Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

The Red Light Band 06 Orange/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

A steam train is slowly making its way through a terrible thunderstorm towards its destination. Suddenly, out of the darkness comes a lonely figure with a haunting message for the passengers ... This spooky tale, written by Alan Durant, has been beautifully illustrated by Dave Hill. * Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: History; Citizenship * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Stat Man

Stat Man

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2012

Meet Arnie - the original football anorak! There isn't a bit of football trivia he doesn't know. But can he brush up enough on his skills on the pitch to help out his local side? Arnie Keen loves stats - statistics, facts and figures. But best of all he likes football stats, and that is why people call him Stat Man. If you could win football games by knowing football facts, Arnie's team would always win. Unfortunately, you win by being good at football, which Arnie is not. And when the star player is suddenly injured, Arnie must take his place - will he be able to help his team win the Cup Final? A charming story filled with loads of facts about football! Also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

When Buzz and Bingo went down to the woods one day, they got a big surprise! They met a charming prince, a big bad wolf, seven little men and an old woman. But where was the beautiful girl that every one was looking for? Children will enjoy spotting the familiar characters and plot changes as the traditional stories are skillfully woven together. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - A humorous story. * A map on pages 22 and 23 tracks the trail that Buzz and Bingo follow through the forest so children can retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: People who help us. * This is the second title in the Buzz and Bingo series

Always and Forever

Always and Forever

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2012

When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

Blood

Blood

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2011

Cheap tabloid headlines scream the brutal facts at 17-year-old Robert Harrison: his parents have been shot dead in the sitting room of their suburban home. Robert's initial shock and anger is soon replaced by a growing sence of a conspiracy to protect him from the truth. So he decides to investigate the murder himself and the secrets he uncovers about his parents lead him to the brink of sanity and put his life in danger . . .

Game Boy (1)

Game Boy (1)

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

JP can't wait to play his new computer game. But the adventure on this game is for real! It'll take all his gaming skills to get to the end of the level - Fun adventure.

Unfortunately

Unfortunately

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

When you are walking through the jungle, almost anything can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes it's bad, but fortunately, sometimes it's good . . . Children will love this funny and original story full of different twists and turns with a fabulously unexpected ending! Written by an award-winning author, the story is brought to vivid and vibrant life by the illustrator of the bestselling, award-winning illustrator of Ten Little Pirates.

Start Reading: Nursery Crimes: Humpty Dumpty's Great Fall

Start Reading: Nursery Crimes: Humpty Dumpty's Great Fall

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg beside a wall. Was he pushed? This looks like another nursery crime!

Game Boy Galactic

Game Boy Galactic

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2009

Muzzy starts to play a game and finds himself trapped in an alien world. Can he face his fears and make it back alive? Third in the successful series. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Flesh And Bones

Flesh And Bones

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

From the ruins of an ancient abbey, British archaeologists unearth the skull of a young monk. Using the very latest technology, Liam's dad must attempt to put the flesh back on the bone and give life back to the skull. What did the young man look like? But as his dad works, Liam finds himself submitting to an irresistible force. As he looks into the cavities where eyes had once been, he hears a voice calling out across the centuries - Foul deeds. Murder. The Black Arts. Who was this young monk and how did he die? The questions keep coming as Liam is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, embarking on a journey that will force him and his father to confront their own recent loss.

Game Boy Reloaded

Game Boy Reloaded

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2007

Brother and sister Mia and Zane find an old GameBoy game in the canal that sucks you inside the game. When Zane goes missing it's up to Mia to find him. The gripping sequel to Game Boy. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Game Boy

Game Boy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2007

JP has a new game - but this time the adventure is for real. A relentless action-adventure story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Doing the Double

Doing the Double

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2007

Stat Man

Stat Man

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2007

Meet Arnie - the original football anorak! There isn't a bit of football trivia he doesn't know. But what about his skills on the pitch? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Stat Man Goes Greek

Stat Man Goes Greek

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2007

Arnie the football freak is hooked on Ancient Greece! Can he use his stats and stories to win the Troy Trophy? Funny, fact-packed sequel to Stat Man. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper

Spider McDrew and the Egyptians Band 12/Copper

Author: Alan Durant Format: Undefined Release Date: 04/01/2007

Everyone at Parkfield School thinks that Spider McDrew is a hopeless case. He is always muddling things up and saying or doing the wrong thing. In this story, his class visit the local museum to learn about life in Roman times. As usual, Spider's mind wanders and he finds himself in the wrong part of the museum looking at other things instead! *Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - A humorous story. * Pages 30 and 31 show the artefacts that caught Spider's eye, providing an opportunity to recap the story. * Curriculum links - History: Romans, Ancient Egypt; Art and Design: Investigating patterns. * Another great story about the lovable Spider McDrew. by Alan Durant. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Burger Boy

Burger Boy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Benny liked burgers. Benny LOVED burgers. Burgers were the only food that Benny would eat. You'll turn into a burger one day, his mum warned. And one day, Benny did. And that is just the start of a madcap chase in which the hapless Benny is pursued across the countryside by a mob of hungry dogs, boys and angry cows. An hilarious cautionary tale with a twist from a winning author and artist team.

Goal!

Goal!

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2006

When cousins Dan and Sam find an ancient football in the attic, they're amazed when ghostly ancestor Archie pops out of it, and announces he wants to train up a family team capable of winning the Football Challenge Cup. Can Leggs United's new phantom manager use his spooky skills to secure victory in the face of fierce opposition/ Find out in these four funny, action-packed stories. The perfect accompaniment to your World-Cup watching!

Football Fever

Football Fever

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2006

William has caught football fever. His symptoms are so severe that his sister's afraid there's no cure. He eats, talks and dreams football, and he's driving his sister crazy! Then one day William's dream comes true and Dad takes him to a football club for the first time. The match kicks off and the tension builds. The score is nil-nil and William has the ball. Will he score and be hero for the day? And who'll be next to catch the football bug?! Football Fever by Alan Durant and illustrated by Kate Leake is a joyous celebration of football, perfect for footie mad boys and girls everywhere.

4u2read.ok Game Boy

4u2read.ok Game Boy

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2006

JP has a new game - but this time the adventure is for real. This is a relentless action-adventure story. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Sky Band 10/White

Buzz and Bingo in the Starry Sky Band 10/White

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

In this comical adventure, Buzz and Bingo find themselves in Outer Space trying to help a lost alien, XY5, find his parents. Along the way they meet a number of glittering constellations in the starry sky and a whole family of aliens. But after assisting XY5 they find themselves with the problem of trying to get back to earth. * White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. * Text type - A humorous fantasy story. * Pages 30 and 31 show an illustration of the night sky and the star formations observed by Buzz and Bingo in space, providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Living in a diverse world, Taking part. * This is the return of Buzz and Bingo for the third in their mini-series. * This book is paired with an informatio book on the same theme: Is There Anyone Out There? * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Game Boy Reloaded

Game Boy Reloaded

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2005

Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze Band 08/Purple

Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze Band 08/Purple

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Walking through the forest one moonlit night, Buzz and his dog Bingo find a sign pointing to a Monster Party. It sounds like fun - but first they have to find their way through the Monster Maze, meeting Count Dracula, a werewolf, a troll and a mummy along the way. *Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - A humorous story. * The maze on pages 22 and 23 reminds readers of the mosters Buzz and Bingo have met on their way to the party. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices. * Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze is one of two stories by Alan Durant about Buzz and Bingo in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Buzz and Bingo in the Fairytale Forest Band 09/Gold

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

When Buzz and Bingo went down to the woods one day, they got a big surprise! They met a charming prince, a big bad wolf, seven little men and an old woman. But where was the beautiful girl that every one was looking for? Children will enjoy spotting the familiar characters and plot changes as the traditional stories are skillfully woven together. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - A humorous story. * A map on pages 22 and 23 tracks the trail that Buzz and Bingo follow through the forest so children can retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: People who help us. * This is the second title in the Buzz and Bingo series * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Angus Rides The Goods Train

Angus Rides The Goods Train

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

When the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, speeds away across land and sea, Angus is full of excitement as he stands beside the driver. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do?

Game Boy (1)

Game Boy (1)

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2003

This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 13-16 with a reading age of eight years. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smooth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page. A wide range of specialists, including children themselves, have read and commented on the book prior to publication.

A Short Stay In Purgatory

A Short Stay In Purgatory

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1997

In these twelve stories, enter teenage purgatory at its most honest, and meet a whole host of characters you'll quickly recognise: a secret admirer, burning up with jealousy and desire; Karen, confronting her anxiety about pregnancy; Alex, contemplating life after school; or maybe Suze, looking forward to her first sexual experience with mixed feelings. Ranging in mood from high comedy to deep pathos, Alan Durant's intense short stories capture the sweet delight and bitter misery of hormone-charged youth. . . .

The Good Book

The Good Book

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/1996

Fighting, football violence and watching video nasties are all favourite hobbies for Ross and his gang - oh, as well as reading the Bible, that is. But only the good bits, mind. Only the gore and destruction of the Old Testament. The rest's a load of rubbish isn't it? Ross is King of the Judges; numero uno of the hard squad - and he's had his fair share of trouble. But when he finds himself attracted to Morgan, he knows he's in real trouble. Why? Only because she leads the local Youth Peace Mission . . .

Blood

Blood

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/1993

Cheap tabloid headlines scream the brutal facts at 17-year-old Robert Harrison: his parents have been shot dead in the sitting room of their suburban home. Robert's initial shock and anger is soon replaced by a growing sence of a conspiracy to protect him from the truth. So he decides to investigate the murder himself and the secrets he uncovers about his parents lead him to the brink of sanity and put his life in danger...

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