Books by Alan Gibbons
In 2007 Sophie Lancaster was murdered just for looking different. She dressed alternatively. Some people say as a Goth. Inspired by her story, HATE is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.
Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?
Inspired by the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster, which saw Sophie and her partner Rob viciously attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire because of the way they dressed, this is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.
An Act of Love
Chris and Imran are childhood friends, but they have drifted apart. The reason? The explosive events around them that have created a whirlpool of danger. This is the war on terror. It leads them into violence, danger and an examination of what life and friendship really are.
This is a schools edition only available directly from
Everyone is familiar with the classic tales of Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk and Robin Hood, but do we really know the true story?
Award winning author Alan Gibbons puts his own twist on these much-loved tales and will have you roaring with laughter as you discover the secrets behind the fairytale world you thought you knew..
The Dying Photo
A Strange man takes a photo of Jimmy's family. As the camera flashes, Jimmy's parents vanish. The only clue is a picture of his mum and dad screaming.
Jimmy is alone. Nobody believes him. Is he going mad? Or can Jimmy find the man who took his parents from him- and get them back?
(Selected for this 2010 Booked Up promotion).
In a new departure for Alan Gibbons he has authored a selection of ghost and horror stories to be sold directly into schools.
There are seven stories about vampires, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, ouija boards, even mysterious black bugs from another dimension.
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How did Charles Darwin become one of the greatest scientists of all time? What was life like on the five year voyage around the world that gave him his ideas? What was the real man like? This beautiful picture book will provide you with some of the answers.
1842995634 (Barrington Stoke)
New edition April 2008 (paperback)
This is Alan Gibbons' re-telling of the werewolf myth with a stunning new jacket.
The story of a boy's struggle to become a professional footballer. Will the advice of his invisible friends, five Manchester United greats, help him achieve his dream?
Rise of the Blood Moon
384 pages (July 6, 2006)
Stunning new fantasy sequence from the author of the Blue Peter Book Award winning Shadow of the Minotaur.
It has always been this way. The Helati are slaves. Each month, at the full moon, they are expelled to face the demon host, the Lost Souls. But something has changed in the fabric of the times. The demons are controlled by a new master, the Darkwing. Now the danger is permanent, the horror incessant. In a southern port, however, a fourteen year old slave girl, oblivious of her destiny, holds the key to ending the nightmare of the Lost Souls. But will she ever understand the secret that is hidden deep in her memory, the secret of the Black Tower? Alan Gibbons' latest novel is an epic fantasy that takes you through a fabled land, reminiscent of a mythical ancient India. On a roller-coaster ride you will meet shape-shifters, demons, magic, tyrants, an evil lord who is master of the living dead and countless fighters for evil...and for good.
Setting of a Cruel Sun
The Helat rebels think they have broken the demon lord's power and are ready to challenge their master, the Sol-ket.
But the Darkwing is merely biding his time and the Sol-ket will fight to their last breath to keep control of their golden cities. The power of the slaves is mounting as they rise to fulfil once-forbidden prophecies. When the Darkwing returns for the final onslaught, is anyone, soldier or slave, equipped to defeat him- especially as the cruel sun sets, beckoning a devastatingly relentless winter? A brilliant continuation of the journey, begun in Rise of the Blood Moon, the novel also stands alone, with its own twists, turns and surprises for characters and readers alike. Be prepared for changes of allegiance, surprise new arrivals and sudden deaths. Page-turning and unpredictable from start to finish.
Bullying pushes John Sorrel to the point of destruction.
On Higher Ground
The book is positive, inspirational and forward-looking. It tells incredible stories of bravery and survival and looks at how the global aid effort has affected the childreninvolved
TSUNAMI ANTHOLOGY CONTRIBUTORS
Michael Morpurgo said: ‘This book will serve to help fund long term reconstruction projects that are so vital to the future of all the people living in those far away lands where the tsunami hit. Such a book is a fine and important thing.’
The book is sold in aid of five children’s charities:
Unicef, Save the Children, Y Care International, SOS Children, Handicap International
Price: £4.99 • ISBN 1844585816
A Dolphin Paperback (Orion Children's Books)
Published by Orion Children's Books
Published by Orion Children's Books
The Legendeer Trilogy:Suitable : upper KS2, KS3
Julie and Me and Michael Owen Makes Three
Julie and Me: Treble Trouble
The Total Football series: Suitable : upper KS2, KS3.
Playing With Fire (1997) ISBN 1858813859
Street of Tall People (1996) ISBN 1858811937
Whose Side Are You On ? (1994) ISBN 1858810531
Dagger in the Sky (1994) 1858810523
Not Yeti (1998) 185881068X
Published by Collins Pathways - suitable for KS2
Published by Save The Children
Published by Collins Cascades
Published by Heinemann Windmills
Published by Barrington Stoke (for reluctant readers)
The Cold Heart of Summer (2002) ISBN 1842990802
The Night Hunger (2004) ISBN 1842991493)
A fourteen year old boy suffers growing pains. Nothing unusual about that. But why does it affect him most of all on the night of the full moon? Horror in a quick-read format from Alan Gibbons
The Greatest (1-84299-390-9)
Chris is the best boxer in the county. He's been picking on Ali for ages. Now Ali has to stand up for himself, just like Muhammad Ali, his hero. It's time to go in....and win?
Published by Chivers' Audio Books
All these titles are available from good bookshops, Books for Students, Peters, Askews, Amazon.co.uk, BOL, WH Smith internet service, etc, or from Littlehampton Book Services ( Tel : 01903 828800).
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