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John Townsend

80 children’s books by the writer

John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

8-10 years

Animal Superpowers: Pack A of 6

John Townsend

Animal Superpowers: Pack A of 6

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Did you know some animals have superhero abilities? Books in this series use simple, levelled text and vivid images to teach readers about some of the earth's most super-skilled animals.

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Operation Code-Cracker

John Townsend, Sean Longcroft

Operation Code-Cracker

Code-loving Max is unexpectedly recruited to spy on his friend's uncle, a suspected terrorist. But nothing is quite as it seems in this new world of espionage, double-crosses, kidnaps and car chases - and in the end, it may be ...

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8-10 years

Amazing Animal Survivors

John Townsend

Amazing Animal Survivors

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Did you know some animals have superhero abilities? In this book, readers learn about some animals' super survival skills! Simple, levelled text accompanies vivid images and engaging design to make this series ...

£8.99

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Operation Code-Cracker

John Townsend, Sean Longcroft

Operation Code-Cracker

Code-loving Max is unexpectedly recruited to spy on his friend's uncle, a suspected terrorist. But nothing is quite as it seems in this new world of espionage, double-crosses, kidnaps and car chases - and in the end, it may be ...

£4.99

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9+ years

Taro'r Targed

John Townsend, Pulsar Studio

Taro'r Targed

Bleddyn uncovers a terrorist plot, but nobody will believe him. Can he stop the killers in time? A thrilling up-to-the-minute boys' adventure. A Welsh adaptation of Deadline (Barrington Stoke). Suitable for reluctant readers age 8-12.

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8+ years

Terror of the Swamp

John Townsend

Terror of the Swamp

A living dinosaur is said to lurk in the vast jungle swamp, but when a TV crew try to film this beast it vanishes without a trace. It's up to the army's top jungle explorer and his ten ...

£6.99

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9+ years

Death on Toast

John Townsend

Death on Toast

Freddy plans some tasty revenge for his neglectful, moaning parents when he learns about some deadly mushrooms in biology. Fancy a slice of mushroom pizza, anyone? Death on Toast is one of brand-new titles for the Shades 2.0 series ...

£5.99

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