One of the great delights in reading is discovering a book you really like and then realising how many other books the author has written just waiting for you to enjoy! In this section we will feature writers who have been enjoyed by thousands. We hope you will discover new favourites here yourselves.
Caroline Lawrence is the author of the Roman Mysteries, a set of colourful and engaging stories set in ancient Rome. In these a group of four friends from different backgrounds are involved in the solving of a series of crimes. They find themselves in real danger at times and having to face up to scary situations in a violent and sometimes cruel world.
Michelle Paver was an author of novels for adults when she had a wonderful idea for a series of childrens books. This idea together with her memories of walking in ancient forest lead to the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness set in the ancient times of our Stone Age ancestors. The books brilliantly recreate a magical, unfamilar world in which people just like us have to learn new skills to survive.
The picture books of Anthony Browne are loved by children everywhere (and Mums and Dads!) Although they are full of weird and wonderful characters the stories are usually about things that children can relate to. There are stories about bullying, stories about being shy or being the youngest child. Most of all they are great fun, with a unique charm.
Chris Priestley started as an illustrator and cartoonist before writing his own books for children. In recent years he has become a master of spine-chilling, scary mysteries with great characters.